|Birth: ||Dec. 13, 1844|
|Death: ||Nov. 10, 1914|
Co. 6. 7th TENN CAV.
h/o Frances [McCoy] Smothers & Sarah "Ellen" [Laycook] Smothers
Contributed by G-Man:
Private, Co E, 7th Tennessee Cavalry, enlisted for 3 years in Huntingdon, TN on 6/28/62 and mustered at Humboldt, TN on 8/11/62 at age 18/19 (census). He was AWOL from 3/17/63 to 5/26/63 and was one of the 100 or more men who went AWOL from the forts on the Mississippi/Tennessee line in June 1863. He left La Grange, TN on 6/6/63 and was in arrest for desertion in January and February, 1864. Presumed captured with the regiment at Union City, TN on 3/24/64, he was imprisoned in Andersonville Prison in Georgia. Smothers joined the rebel army on 2/28/65 but escaped to Union lines at Macon, GA on 4/20/65. He was sent to Hilton Head, SC then to Washington DC on 5/24/65, then to College Green Barracks on 6/4/65, then to Camp Chase, OH on 6/8/65. Mustered out on 6/27/65, he was relieved from penalties attached to enrolling in the rebel army. Smothers married Francis McCoy in 1868. In 1870 he worked as a farm hand for his former captain, Pleasant K Parsons of Co E, and married his 2nd wife, Sarah E Laycook, the same year. He applied for an invalid pension in 1889. Smothers died in Huntingdon, TN sometime after the 1910 census and is buried in Palmer's Shelter Cemetery in Carroll Co, TN with a military marker. His wife, Sarah E Smothers, applied for a widow's pension.
Ellen Laycook Smothers (1842 - 1916)
John Dudley Smothers (1871 - 1943)*
Annie L. Holt Smothers Curtis (1872 - 1955)*
Anna Smothers Dill (1874 - 1893)*
Palmer Shelter Cemetery
Created by: Nia Gray
Record added: Jun 16, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 38407401