William Ross “WR” Whitesides

William Ross “WR” Whitesides

Birth
Chester County, South Carolina, USA
Death
30 May 1924 (aged 80)
Kerrville, Shelby County, Tennessee, USA
Burial
Brighton, Tipton County, Tennessee, USA
Memorial ID
15755859 View Source

Information obtained from TN Death Certificate 980.WR served in Company F, 17th SC Infantry, Confederate States of America 1861-1865 as a Corporal and was wounded several times in combat. He participated in Battle of Manassas, at Boonsboro, MD , Second Battle of Manassas, Sharpsburg, and the Siege of Petersburg. He was a captured on March 10, 1865 and imprisoned at Point Lookout, MD until May 15, 1865 when he took the Oath of Allegiance to the United States. He moved to Tennessee after the war and settled in the Holly Grove Community near Brighton in Tipton County. For more than 45 years he was a farmer in District 2 of West Tennessee and was a faithful member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Holly Grove. WR became Member #35 of the Joe Brown Bivouac, United Confederate Veterans in 1898. He received a Tennessee soldier's pension # 12637. He married Sarah Elizabeth Wright in 1868 in York County, SC. WR and Sarah raised two sons and four daughters on their farm.

Wife: Sarah Elizabeth Wright 12 Jan 1850-14 Aug 1917

Children:

Claudius P. "Claude" 1868-5 Nov 1906-wife: Frances Ony Myers
James T.
Mattie L.
Mary Agnes 25 Sept 1875-8 Oct 1959-Husband: John Manuel Mills 10 Feb 1869-11 Nov 1948
S.R.
Georgia L. Tanner 1887-1907

Information obtained from TN Death Certificate 980.WR served in Company F, 17th SC Infantry, Confederate States of America 1861-1865 as a Corporal and was wounded several times in combat. He participated in Battle of Manassas, at Boonsboro, MD , Second Battle of Manassas, Sharpsburg, and the Siege of Petersburg. He was a captured on March 10, 1865 and imprisoned at Point Lookout, MD until May 15, 1865 when he took the Oath of Allegiance to the United States. He moved to Tennessee after the war and settled in the Holly Grove Community near Brighton in Tipton County. For more than 45 years he was a farmer in District 2 of West Tennessee and was a faithful member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Holly Grove. WR became Member #35 of the Joe Brown Bivouac, United Confederate Veterans in 1898. He received a Tennessee soldier's pension # 12637. He married Sarah Elizabeth Wright in 1868 in York County, SC. WR and Sarah raised two sons and four daughters on their farm.

Wife: Sarah Elizabeth Wright 12 Jan 1850-14 Aug 1917

Children:

Claudius P. "Claude" 1868-5 Nov 1906-wife: Frances Ony Myers
James T.
Mattie L.
Mary Agnes 25 Sept 1875-8 Oct 1959-Husband: John Manuel Mills 10 Feb 1869-11 Nov 1948
S.R.
Georgia L. Tanner 1887-1907


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