Free-born Black Confederate; only one in Blount County to receive the State of Tennessee Colored Man's Pension for his Confederate service. Owned 104-acre farm on waters of Bakers Creek. Wife: Phebe Thompson. Burial was in an unmarked grave. Site for a memorial marker was donated by the cemetery committee. The spot chosen for the marker is next to what appeared to be the grave marker for his brother. Information for company served and that he was "free born" taken from pension application.
"I was free born"
Gravesite Details Death Certificate states burial in Bakers Creek Cemetery. A memorial grave marker was placed by The Captain W. Y. C. Hannum Chapter United Daughters of the Confederacy, Maryville, TN.
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