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 William T. Dyke

William T. Dyke

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Death 1912 (aged 86–87)
Burial La Follette, Campbell County, Tennessee, USA
Memorial ID 6622105 · View Source
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William served in the 2nd TN Infantry Regiment, Co. E, Federal, Enlisted June 10, 1863, honorably discharged August 3, 1865. Private, served 2y 1m 23d. Was in the battle of Rogersville Nov. 6, 1863. Was one of the 31% of the 2nd TN Inf that was not captured that day. His father-in-law, Franklin Moss Smith, was a confederate. There is a interesting story told by Frank Jones per Tom Dykes, that William left Campbell County by telling the Rebels at the roadblocks, that he was going to cut wheat for a rich sympathizer, the Miller family, in northern Campbell County. Once past the roadblocks, he threw his cradle into the woods and headed north over the mountains to join the Union Army.
Some say that after hearing that his father was killed in Gate City, VA, William told his wife, Judith, that he was going to kill the man that killed his father. When he returned, it was never mentioned again.
William and Judith built a log cabin on property near the Dyke Cemetery. The cabin was constructed of large poplar logs, about 24" in diameter. It was a one room cabin with sleeping quarters in one end and a fireplace in the other end. A kitchen was built later. The cabin remained until the early 1900's, before 1940, when Thomas Henry 'Cuttin Box' Dyke and wife, Cordelia, had logs sawed into boards. Frank Jones was born in the cabin and raised there by grandparents until he was 13 or 14 years old.

There is no dates listed on Headstone just Civil War Vet.


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  • Created by: Helen L. Smith Hoke
  • Added: 20 Jul 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6622105
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William T. Dyke (1825–1912), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6622105, citing Dyke Cemetery, La Follette, Campbell County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by Helen L. Smith Hoke (contributor 46540075) .