The Pulaski (TN) Citizen, April 8, 1915
William Hall (Cud) Aymett died Friday at the home of his son, Thomas J. Aymett, aged eighty-five years, three months, and three days. He had been quite feeble for some time. The burial was at the Aymett graveyard Saturday after funeral services by Rev. L. Hasale.
Mr. Aymett was born in Rutherford County and came, when quite young to Giles County with his parents. Mr. Aymett was a good citizen and his career has been one of usefulness.
Surviving Mr. Aymett are seven children. Mrs. Miller McCormick, and Mrs. Lucy Taylor of Texas, and Prof. W. D. Aymett, Felix Aymett, Squire Henry Aymett, Thomas J. Aymett and Mrs. Rack Story of Giles County.
Mr. Aymett was an ex-Confederate soldier having been a lieutenant in the 53rd Tennessee Regiment. He also was a member of the Methodist church
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AYMETT, William H. (Cud) The Pulaski Citizen 07 Mar 1912
W. H. (Cud) Aymett was born Nov. 26, 1828. He was the third son of William (Jerry) and Louisa Aymett. He had eight brothers, Hance, Hub, Henry, Button, Robert, Duff, John and E. F. (Babe), and three sisters, Katherine, Docia and Liza. Of the eleven children all are dead, but three, "Uncle Cud", John and Babe.
When the Civil War came up be enlisted in Company___, 53rd Regiment, Tennessee Infantry, and served the entire four years. His brother, Hance Aymett was made Captain of this Company and later promoted to the rank of Major. Fort Donelson was one of the more important battles in which he was engaged. His Company had been ordered to Shiloh but was intercepted at Holly Springs, Miss, upon receiving the news that the battle was over.
Mr. Aymett was in prison on Lake Erie, Also at Camps Morton and Chase being held at the three places for about twelve months. The former prison was located on an island of Lake Erie, three miles from the mainland."Uncle Cud" relates that when in a certain battle his comrade, Dick Abernathy of Elkton, Tenn., had been wounded and he had taken him on his back to carry him to the hospital that the enemy shot him three more times before they could get off the field.
W. H. Aymett and Mildred W. Aymett were married April 21, 1854. To this union was born six children--Billy, Felix, Henry, Tom, Forrest and Lou McCormick Aymett.
On October 12, 1871 he married Lucy Abernathy, a sister of his first wife. Mildred and Lucy Aymett were the children born to this union.
He and Mrs. William Oliver were married Nov. 25, 1882. She died four years ago. There were no children by the last wife.
F. Aymett has lived at his present home on Buchanan Creek for forty-five years, and has seen most all the older settlers supplanted by the younger generation.
Notwithstanding his advanced age, "Uncle Cud" is enjoying very good health.
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