|Birth: ||Nov. 18, 1844|
|Death: ||Nov. 24, 1906|
Husband of Mary Ann Pecke (1843-1891) & Amanda Rinker (1859-1956).
"W.C. Greeson, harness-maker, Brooklyn, is the youngest of fourteen children born to John and Barbara (Spoon) Greeson, natives of North Carolina, and respectively of German and English extraction. The parents emigrated from their native State to Indiana in about 1840, coming to Mooresville, Morgan County, and there lived until their death respectively in 1851 and 1852, both members of the Methodist Episcopal Church. W.C. Greeson was born in Mooresville November 18, 1844, and grew to manhood upon a farm, receiving a common school education. At about eighteen years of age, Mr. Greeson enlisted in Company E, Twelfth Indiana Infantry, and served three years. He was promoted to Corporal in 1863. He took part in the Battle of Richmond, Ky. He was here captured August 27, 1862/ was paroled on the 30th, and in November exchanged. He was sent from Indianapolis to Cairo, Ill., and thence to Memphis, and finally to winter quarters in Tallahassee Bottoms. In the spring the regiment went to Vicksburg, and there took part in that severely contested engagement. In September, after the evacuation of the city, they went to Memphis, Tenn. Corp. Greeson was also engaged in the battles of Jackson, Miss., Missionary Ridge, Resaca, Dallas, New Hope church, Kenesaw Mountain, Nickajack Creek, Atlanta, Jonesboro, Savannah, Griswoldville, Columbia, S.C., Bentonville and Raleigh, N.C., and in Sherman's "march to the sea." Through exposure, our soldier subject became afflicted with chronic diarrhea, and also received a severe wound with an ax in his left leg at Vicksburg. He was discharged June 20, 1865. He was married November 9, 1865, to Mary A. Peek a native of this township, and a member of the Christian Church. Mr. Greeson is a Mason; was a Junior Warden for three and Senior Warden for two years, and was also Trustee of Clay Township for five years and is a Republican. Mr. Greeson owns ninety-three acres of land, well improved, six lots, two dwellings, and a shop in Brooklyn. In 1876, Mr. Greeson left his farm and came to Brookly, where he is engaged in harness-making, and has since been doing a good business."
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Mary Ann Pecke Greeson (1843 - 1891)
Amanda A. Rinker Greeson (1859 - 1956)
Created by: J.Sullivan
Record added: Apr 24, 2007
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