Captain Algernon Colegate GARDNER served from Gardner's Station, Tn., in the 9th Tn. Infantry, Co. G. and after the battle of Shiloh was promoted to Captain. He was in 23 engagments and served until 1865, receiving a small wound. His brother Orlando Gardner was killed at the Battle of Shiloh.
Submitted by Grace Upshaw
James K. WHITE
Brothers from the Mt. Pelia area of Weakley County who enlisted Dec 1, 1863 at Newbern.
Submitted by Patsy Ellis
|From Cousin Martha’s abstracts....
Friday, August 28 , 1903
Request From An Old Soldier -
William MEEK, supposedly buried in
MS, but has marker in Freeman
John MEEK, buried in Freeman Cemetery, Weakley County (1845-1866)
They were in the 7th Tennessee
under McCutcheon and
Submitted by Anne Meek
James Jones ATKINS was the son of
Atkins and his wife, Rebecca (?). He was born 31 May 1839 in
County and died April 5, 1925 in Henry County. James was sworn into the
Confederate Army on 16 Dec 1863 at McLemoresville, Tennessee. He served
with the 21st
Submitted by Kathy Faul
DR. N.J. PASCHALL
[Nancie O'Sullivan in SC]
Confederate soldier from Weakley
for Kentucky; enlisted in West Tennessee).
Submitted by Lilly May West
Submitted by Bobbie Jackson
Submitted by Peter Winterble
Submitted by Great Grandson, Jim Odom
Submitted by Ruby Phillips Harpst
he was a prisoner of war and hit in the head and passed out from then on.
Submitted by Jeanie Johns
(1) Enlisted 1862
with P.D. Roddeys 5th Alabama Cavalry.
TALES ABOUT SAMUEL MONROE CAMPBELL
(1) He Knew Frank and Jesse James along with the Younger Brothers but only considered Frank as his friend.
(2) Part of his duties was to round up deserters and take them to prison. He picked up one deserter who told him that if he turned him in, he would get even after the war. Monroe turned him in. Years later, Monroe took a load of corn to the market and stopped at a saloon. As he sat there, this fellow came in. He pulled a gun on Monroe. Monroe told him twice not to shoot. The man squeezed the trigger, anyway, but the gun didn't fire. Monroe then pulled his gun and shot the man dead.
(3) He carried a chunk of lead in the tied up sleeve of his coat. He used this as a weapon. In the Spring while at a log rolling. Someone rolled over a log and found a snake under it. One man suggested putting it around Monroes neck. He warned them not to get to close to him with the snake. The man began laughing and came on toward him, anyway, with the snake. Monroe brought the weighted sleeve up and across the mans head, crushing his skull. After this Monroe left Mississippi and moved to Sharon, Weakley County, Tennessee.
Submitted by Brenda Thomas
Civil War Pension
The State of Texas,
Charles J. Johnson
Sworn to and subscribed before me, this 19th day of September, 1913
Notary Public, Fannin County, Texas.
My GGgrandfather, Daniel Leon Rowlett, was a Confederate soldier in the Civil War. He moved to Weakley County shortly after the war and raised his "second" family there, dying in Martin in 1904. He's buried in Mt. Vernon Cemetery in Sharon. Here's the info I have, part of it a rather interesting story.
According to "The Roster of Confederate Soldiers 1861-1865, Vol. XIII, p. 347, Daniel L. Rowlett served in Missouri's 4th Inf. Co. D, and 1st and 4th Cons. Inf. Co. I. S.M. Rowlett and W.J. Rowlett as well as his uncle John R. Woodside served in these companies also. (From Tom Rowlett:) On February 25, 1861, Daniel enlisted in the Confederacy in Alton, Missouri under his first cousin, John Rowlett Woodside. While he was gone, his wife died. This was probably about 1861, maybe 1862. Some neighbors took William (his son by Margaret Ann Eaves) in and moved to Hillsboro, MO near St. Louis. Meanwhile, Daniel was captured by the Union. Someime later, he escaped. He came back home and got word that his wife and son both died. The Muse family that William was living with in Hillsboro received word that Daniel was killed in the war. This could have happened because during one of the battles with the Union. One of the Union officers wrote a letter to his superior and stated that they had the Rebels on the run and that Woodside was killed. It could have been assumed that all with him were dead. Woodside wasn't killed however.
It was years later before William found out that his dad was alive. William was supposedly in his teens. By this time, Daniel had remarried and started another family. He married Sarah Caroline Galloway on April 5, 1865 in Lawrence Co., Arkansas. Father and son were reunited at last, and remained in contact although living in different states.
Submitted by Lynne Hutchins
William J. PIPKIN b. 15 Sept 1841 in Carroll Co. Tenn. d. 29 Nov 1900 in Nashville, Tenn. S/o John Taylor Pipkin & Martha McBride.
CIVIL WAR SOLDIER, CSA
Submitted by Clint Pipkin
George Washington GARDNER
Joseph Orlando Gardner was wounded at Tishomingo Creek and died at Guntown,Ms. He joined up with Russell's 20th Tenn. Calvary (with Forrest's Brigade) at Decatur, Ala. His first cousin, George Washington Gardner was killed at Shiloh, serving with Company G (Gardner Company also known as the Hickory Blues) of the 9th Tenn. Infantry Reg. . There were several Gardners who fought for CSA as well as Hesters, Nowlins, and Whites. All of these are my relatives. Thanks to you for the great job done on this website.
Submitted by Roger D. VanCleave
He enlisted in Capt. Joe Thompson's
of the Fifty-second Tennessee Infantry, Col. Ben Lee, and was mustered
out as Second Lieutenant. First wife, Sophia Moseley and second
Mary J. Dollahite married 1863.
WEAKLEY COUNTY,TENNESSEE MICELLANEOUS RECORDS (compiled by Sallie Hays)
Loose newspaper clipping found in diary (Civil War Diary of Lt. James C. HARRELL)
Oldest Mason in Tennessee Passes to
Beyond at the age of 93 years. Sixty-six years a mason. Lived ninety
of his life in WEAKLEY COUNTY. Came of French stock. A Confederate
Special dispatch to the Democrat Greenfield, Tenn., Nov. 21, (1912)
EZZELL, one of the oldest citizens of WEAKLEY COUNTY, died at his
here this morning at 4 o'clock, in the ninety-fourth year of his age.
had been a resident of this county for ninety years and for nearly
years had resided in Greenfield. He enjoyed the distinction of being
oldest Mason in Tennessee.
At the breaking out of the war, he inlisted in Capt. JOE THOMPSON's Company of the Fifty-second Tennessee Infantry, Col. BEN LEE, and was mustered out as Second Lieutenant.
Mr. EZZELL had been married twice. July 27,1854, he was married to Miss SOPHIA MOSLEY, HARRY EZZELL of Jackson, TN., now fifty-four years of age, being the result of that union. He was again married, on Dec. 27,1863, to Miss MARY J. DOLAHITE, four children being born to them, Mrs. MATTIE SHANNON of Lebanon, JAMES B. EZZELL of Newsom, ROBERT A. EZZELL of Greenfield and CLYDE EZZELL of Newsom.
Mr. EZZELL during his life was a farmer and a real estate dealer and had always enjoyed good health. He had in the past to some extent dabbled in politics, and had always been a staunch Democrat. He voted for James K. Polk for President the first time he voted for president, and on Nov. 5 voted for Woodrow Wilson.
MASON EZZELL's Masonic record is doubtless without a parallel in Tennessee, if not in the United States. The fact that he had been a member of the fraternity for over sixty-six years, and in all that time belonged to only two lodges, and they in the same county, seems almost incredible, yet such is the case.
Mr. EZZELL was
in the Caledonia Lodge, No. 96, at McKenzie, March 13,1844, passed Aug.
7,1844, and raised Nov. 6,1844. ALLEN BOWDEN being Worshipful Master of
the the Lodge. He later demitted from Caledonia Lodge and affliated
Washington Lodge. During all these years he had been a Mason, he was a
regular attendant of the lodge meetings until about three years ago,
his advanced age and failing eyesight prevented him from visiting with
hie brethren. For about twenty years he was treasurer of Washington
and only gave it up about five years ago.
Dresden Enterprise October 19, 1917
Another Veteran Passes Away
John Terrell was never married yet he reared several families of children, the children of his widowed sisters. He was, indeed, a public benefactor. The public called upon Uncle John for many favors which were always granted when reasonable. He would not sell corn to neighbor, but would lend it until the next crop was harvested. In many ways he showed kindness to the needy. He is survived by one brother and one sister, Esq. N.E. Terrell and Mrs. Mattie Bailey.
Funeral services were conducted Monday afternoon at his late home by
C.A. Morrison and Rev. C. McDearmon, appropriate talks being made by
L.W. Travis, Billie Allen, Confederate comrades, and at the grave Col.
E.E. Tansil, in charge of the Confederate burial ceremony, made a
beautiful talk. The body was laid to rest in the family burying
The statement about John L. Terrell being the grandson of Jeptha Terrell is wrong. He was the grandson of John Lewis Terrell, the father of Benjamin Franklin Terrell.
Submitted by Janice Crider
Found out Richard had been
at Camp Lookout in Md., where he had been sick with dysentery
of the time because of the conditions. He walked all the way home to
after the war. both served in 7th Ky. CSA Co. A
Submitted by Shannon McFarlin
born 7/11/1846 in Weakly Co. joined the Confederacy at age 17. ( 1863-1865). Moved to Texas in1866. Died 8/10/1938.
Submitted by Rogers Byler
b. 10 Oct 1842 in Union Co. NC. He enlisted Sep 16, 1861, and served in Company D, 37th North Carolina Infantry. He was wounded at Manassas, VA on 29 Aug 1862, and was retired to the Invalid Corps 5 Oct 1864. He lost the lower half of his left leg during the Second Battle for Manassas on Bull Run according to his Tennesse Pension Application. He died 1 Mar 1915, in Weakley Co., and is buried at Travis Chapel Methodist Church..
Submitted by James Griffin
Born May 25, 1835 in Giles County, Pulaski, TN. He served in Co. K. 6th Calvary CSA. His death was April 11, 1909. He is buried in Corinth Cemetery near Sharon, Weakley County, TN.
Submitted by Janice Crider
James Marshall GROOMS
Reason Edward GROOMS
Right Marshall Grooms
Jordon Pope GROOMS
Charlie R. GROOMS ( @1824 - January 1904), son of Stephen H. GROOMS, buried Meridian Cemetary, listed as Confederate, 31st Regiment, Tennessee Infantry (A.H. Bradfords)
James Marshall GROOMS (Jun 6 1829-May 10, 1897), son of Stephen H. GROOMS, buried Meridian Cemetary, listed as Confederate, 31st Regiment, Tennessee Infantry (A.H. Bradfords)
Reason Edward GROOMS (Aug 22, 1822-Feb 5, 1879) , son of Stephen H. GROOMS, buried Bowie County, Texas, enlisted Private, Co G, 10th Texas Field Battery(Confederate} at Jefferson, Texas March 1st, 1862 (Cpt. J.H. Pratt's company, Artillery, Texas Volunteers). Removed from Weakley County between 1840 -1850 to Texas.
Jordon Pope GROOMS, (Dec 4, 1839 -August 1890), son of Major GROOMS, buried Meridian Cemetary, listed as Confederate, 31st Regiment, Tennessee Infantry.
Right Marshall GROOMS - enlisted in the Confederate Army in Tennessee and then served in an artillery group in Texas. He died in 1862 from wounds suffered in the war.
Per HHR from records " R.M. Grooms,
Texas field Btry, formerly known as Capt Hynson's/Capt
Possible place where Right Marshall Grooms was wounded: The Battle of Hill's Plantation a.k.a. Cache River was July 7, 1862.
Submitted by Charlie Campbell
July 13, 1846 - Nov 21, 1900, son of
CAUDLE, John R.
Oct 26, 1822 - Sept 30, 1909 John R. CAUDLE, during the War his homeplace was plundered by Wk. Co. Yankees called "Tennessee Tories". I do not have a unit for him but was supposed to have had Confederate service.
Shadric "Shade" Tillman CAUDLE
1837-aft 1880 who was a brother to the above John R. Shade was in Co A 31st TN Inf.
Submitted by Terry Coats
Infantry; 31st Regiment, Tn. infantry (A. H. Bradford' b. 25 Dec. 1838; d. May 1875. Full name was Benjamin Thomas Leroy Clanton Winston. He was one of the 9 children of James and Cynthia Ward Winston. entered Confed. Army 1861, wounded Perryville, Murfreesboro, and Chicamauga. Cripple rest of life - buried at the old farm Winston Cem., McKelvey Rd., Weakley Co., Tenn.
David T. WINSTON
Infantry, 31st Regiment, TN Infantry (A. H. Bradford's). b. 28 April 1840; d. 1906. buried Liberty Rd., Greenfield, Weakley Co., Tn. David T. was the son of David Winston (b. 01 Jan 1801 d. 20 Aug. 1848) and Candice Jeter. First post master in Winston Springs, Weakley Co., Tn., opened 19 May 1836 . He served 12 years until his death in 1848. Post office closed in 1872. David Winston was the brother of James Winston.
James M. WINSTON
3rd Regiment, TN Cavalry
pension application shows he enlisted 20 April
Witnesses statement by Wm. Campbell says " Co.
D, McDonel's Battalion, Wm. Forrest Co. (I was member of same)."
James Coleman ADKINS born Feb 12, 1845 in Dry Fork, Pittsylvania County, VA and died in Weakley County on Jan 28, 1919. He married Harriet Burnett in 1867. She was born about 1844 in VA but is assumed to have died in Weakley County. Date unknown. Children of James and Harriet: John Braxton (Jack), Emma, William Walker, James Edgar and Urania Virginia. All children born in Weakley except possibly Jack- have found no records for his birth. Emma & William never married.
James moved his family prior to 1870 into Weakley County, TN where he is listed as one of the early settlers of the Palmersville area. According to the Pension application of 1903, James moved his family to Weakley 34 years prior- that would make the year 1869.
James served in the War Between the States as a Confederate Soldier with the 38th VA Infantry, H Co, under Capt. Jas. E. Poindexter. He enlisted on July 2, 1861 at the Pittsylvania Court House. Was wounded in Pickett's Charge at Gettysburg, (Antietam, Maryland) July 1-3, 1863 with Armistead's Brigade. The Danville newspaper "Piedmont Lineages" listed the casualties with Jas. C. Adkins as wounded in the breast. Discharge Nov 6, 1962 Inex to Confederate Pension Applications #SS180, "VA Regimental Historical Series: American Civil War Soldiers", VA Roster C, Pub. 1987, Ancestry.com.,
Civil War Muster Rolls, James C. Adkins, Co H. 38th Reg. Rank PVT
James filed a Pension Application in 1903 while living in
County, TN, listing Palmersville as Post Office. He writes that he was
married, living at home with three children, a son, age 26 years, a
age 28 years, and another daughter age 22 years. Occupation at the time
was that of "farmer", with 190 acres of land worth $500, 2 horses worth
$150, and household goods at $100. His medical condition warranted the
filing of the application. He states that he had the measles, a cough
bronchitis. He was shot in the calf of the leg, shot in the breast and
shot slightly between the shoulders, shot by a spent ball on the side
his head. The wound to the breast caused weakness in hard labor. The
was witnessed by B.B. ADKINS. The pension was rejected.
In another letter to the Board of Directors, James states that he was with a 100 men team when the Captain realized the James River was going to overflow and sweep them away. The Captain crossed over to the Federals and surrendered his troops. James was unsure if he had signed an Oath of Allegiance, although he did sign a paper at the time of the surrender. The troops had been given a choice of prison or public works- James chose public works.
1890 Veterans Schedule, District 5, Weakley Co, TN
Charles W. SIMPSON
Infantry - Private
Member of the 51st Tennessee Infantry. He was
captured in Nashville
and went in Dec. of 1864 to Camp Chase and was released at the
of the war. I think he enlisted somewhere around Henderson, TN
He was the son of William K. Simpson. One of Charles W's sons was James Simpson, he was born in 1870 and died in the early 1950's. He was a surveyor and a music teacher and a farmer.
Submitted by Paul W. Simpson
Thomas J Priest 1841 1932
CSA TN 48th Voorhis Comp A. or H. Age 22,
Nashville , deserted Aug 7, 1863 at Camp French, MS. cross of honor
by Martin Chapter 843 in 1908 CSA pension application June 7, 1921,
claims he was sent home
He is in a reunion picture in one of the Weakley Remembers,
not make his face out. Buried in East Side
Submitted by Steve Priest
William A. DUNCAN
Duncan, W.A. TN 9th Cav. Co.D
NAME: Duncan, William A.
PENSION #: S11780
UNIT: 9th Cav.
W. A. Duncan of Wilson Co. TN volunteered for the Confederacy at age 16 in 1863, at Sumner Co. TN.
He entered service in Company G at Knoxville under Captain John Williamson. He was later in Company D,
9th Regiment, Tennessee Calvary serving under Generals Morgan at Chickamauga and Wheeler in Ohio. He was wounded in the right side at the Battle of Mt. Sterling, KY and later captured. He was paroled May 8, 1865, at Athens (Woodstock) Georgia. After the war, he returned to Wilson Co., married and later moved to Gibson Co TN prior to moving to Mt. Pelia, Weakley County, in 1904 where he died 30 Aug, 1927.
Submitted by David Duncan
ROBERT WATSON " BOB" DUNLAP
Robert W. Dunlap enlisted in December 1861 with the 51st Tennessee regiment under Colonial Chester Thomason, Company K. He fought at the battles of Shiloh, Fort Pillowville, Murfreesboro, Franklin, Paducah, Okolona, MS and Arthur, AL. After the battle of Shiloh he was transferred to Wilson's 21st Calvary. He was taken as prisoner and held at Camp Chase in Ohio in December 1864. In February 1865 he was transferred to Richmond, VA for possible prisoner exchange. In March 1865 he was released and sent home on furlough. Pension application #S11252 was filed by Robert Watson Dunlap on May 6, 1904 in Weakley Co, Tennessee.
SILAS WRIGHT DUNLAP
Silas Wright Dunlap enlisted on May 15, 1862 with the 21st Tennessee regiment, Company K, serving under Nathan Bedford Forrest. He was discharged on May 15, 1864. Pension application #S11817 was filed by Silas Wright Dunlap of Weakley Co, Tennessee.
Bob & Silas were brothers who were born, raised and died in Weakley County
Submitted by Tina Bilgreen
|WILLIAM ALLEN DUNLAP, Junior
William A. Dunlap, Private - enlisted May 1, 1864 - served as private, Co., K 21st Wilson's Tenn Calvary. W.A. Dunlap applied for a Confederate pension # S11819. - He died March 10, 1910 in Weakley County, buried in Meridian Cemetery.
submitted by Terry Siler.
DOCK JEFFERSON BOWDEN
EVAN JAMES LOONEY
1. Dock Jefferson Bowden, 1st Lt in H Company, 5th TN Infantry (CSA) and later 2nd Lt in D Company, 18th TN Cavalry (CSA). Dock was adjutant of the Weakley County Civil War Veterans group in Martin after the war.
2. Evan James Looney, 1st Lt in H Company, 7th TN Cavalry (CSA). Evan was the Weakley County Court Clerk before and after the Civil War. He is buried in the Westside (Yellow Fever) Cemetery in Martin.
Submitted by Lee Bowden
BACKto Civil War page
RETURNto Weakley County Home Page
webpage by MaryCarol