Capt James Coleman Witcher

Capt James Coleman Witcher

Birth
Pittsylvania County, Virginia, USA
Death 16 May 1926 (aged 86)
Sherman, Grayson County, Texas, USA
Burial Bells, Grayson County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 23869078 · View Source
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James Coleman Witcher married 1st Mildred Fannie Gilbert 20 Sep 1868 Grayson Co., TX. Mildred is my 1st cousin 4X removed. Married 2nd Mattie Ellen Ramsey 20 Jan 1881 Bells, Grayson Co., TX. Mattie is my 2nd great aunt. Son of William M. Witcher & Elizabeth W. Gilbert (James Coleman Witcher is Lower Right taking in 1915) Joined Honey Grove Texas Militia in 1861 Muster into the Young`s 11th Texas Calvary,Company F Shannon Scouts later joined the Army of Tennessee 1861 to 1865. James Coleman Witcher is my 1st cousin 4 times removed and my Great Granduncle.

Dallas Morning News - 16 May 1926 page 13
Sepcial to the News - Sherman, Texas, May 15-
"Capt. J.C. Witcher, 86 years old, commander of the United Confederate Veterans,
died at his home , 912 East Cherry Street, Sherman, Saturday morning, following
an illness of about two months.
Funeral services will be held at the Methodist Church in Bells at 3 o'clock
Sunday afternoon. and burial will be in the cemetery there. The cortege will
leave the home at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon and announcement is made that
conveyances will be on hand to convey all members of Mildred Lee Camp, United
Confederate Veterans, who desire to attend the funeral".
(*Grayson County, Texas Death Cert. no.17959. James Coleman Witcher, b. 11 Dec
1839 - 15 May 1926. died of Pellagra! He was b. in Va. Father - William Witcher
and mother was Martha Gilbert b. Va.. He was a farmer. Buried in the North Bells
Cemetery)
Information submitted by Barbara Lintner



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  • Created by: Michael L. Ramsey
  • Added: 9 Jan 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 23869078
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Capt James Coleman Witcher (11 Dec 1839–16 May 1926), Find A Grave Memorial no. 23869078, citing Bells North Cemetery, Bells, Grayson County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Michael L. Ramsey (contributor 46546076) .