Joseph Reese “Joe” Self

Joseph Reese “Joe” Self

Birth
Greene County, Tennessee, USA
Death 26 Mar 1907 (aged 64)
Leadvale, Jefferson County, Tennessee, USA
Burial Leadvale, Jefferson County, Tennessee, USA
Memorial ID 188155859 · View Source
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Civil War Veteran, 1st Sargent Company I, 29th Regiment Tennessee infantry, Confederate States of America, August 21, 1861 to July 9, 1863. He was wounded in his left side by gunshot during the battle of Perryville Kentucky October 8, 1862 and was medically discharged July 9, 1863 at Chattanooga Tennessee. He was discharged due to rheumatoid arthritis in his left leg and for gunshot injuries during the Perryville battle. After his return to Greene County Tennessee he was arrested by the Federals as a potential Confederate spy and incarcerated in a Knoxville Tennessee stockade and forced to swear allegiance to the United States before being released.

After the war he worked for the railroad and farmed. He lived for a few years with his family in Pine Creek, Madison County, North Carolina in the late 1870's. After his first wife Sarah died he remarried and moved to Roane County, Tennessee and later moved to Leadvale, Jefferson County, Tennessee where he died. In Leadvale, he worked for the railroad firing the boilers that pumped water into the water holding tanks for the railroad steam engines.

Joseph and Sarah had seven children. The memorial locations for their children John Richard, Sarah, and Jesse Self are not know.


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  • Created by: R and B Cansler
  • Added: 19 Mar 2018
  • Find a Grave Memorial 188155859
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Joseph Reese “Joe” Self (7 Nov 1842–26 Mar 1907), Find a Grave Memorial no. 188155859, citing Beth-Carr United Methodist Church Cemetery, Leadvale, Jefferson County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by R and B Cansler (contributor 47412994) .