WILLIAM HENRY HARRISON AUTREY
16 thTENNESSEE INFANTRY
CSA

PERSONAL INFORMATION

Born: 31 December 1841 in Edgefield District, South Carolina
Died: after 1 April 1910 in Putnam County, Tennessee
Buried:
Parents: John C. and Sarah Ann (Tillery/Tilley) Autrey. Step-son of Larkin Gunter (Living with Larkin and Sarah A. Gunter in 1850 and 1860.)

Married: Mary Jane Smith about 1867 in Putnam County, Tennessee
Born: abt 1844 TN
Died: between 1880 - 30 May 1891 in Putnam County, Tennessee
Buried:
Parents:
Littleton and Mary Polly (Bennett) Smith

Children:

  1. William Van Autrey
  2. Sarah E. Autrey
  3. Mary Autrey
  4. Robert Lee Autrey
  5. Wesley Autrey

MILITARY INFORMATION

16 thTennessee Infantry Regiment
Companies F & K

ABSTRACT:

  • Enlisted as a Private and left as a Corporal
  • Enlisted 9 Jun 1861 at Camp Trousdale
  • Jul & Aug 1861: Present
  • 28 Feb 1862: Present
  • Mar & Dec 1862: Present
  • Jul & Aug 1864: Present
  • Jan & Mar 1864: Present
  • Age: 22 on 25 Jul 1863

PENSION APPLICATION ABSTRACT

S95

( Download Full Pension Application)

ABSTRACT:

  • Filed: 30 May 1891
  • Accepted
  • Residence: Bloomington, Putnam County
  • Member: Capt. H. H. Dillard's Co. K & F 16th TN Infantry commanded by Col. John Savage
  • Wounded: Battle of Peachtree Creek or Battle of Atlanta, GA & Tunnel Hill, GA
  • Wounds: Shot in left leg under the knee at Atlanta; Shot in right eye at Tunnel Hill
  • Born: Edgefield District, SC on 31 Dec 1841
  • Enlisted: 13 Jun 1861
  • Was married, but wife is dead
  • Resident of Tennessee for 41 years
  • Children: William - 25; Sarah - 21; R. E. Lee - 17; Wesley - 9
  • Attest: H. H. Dillard and P. M. Wassom

Supporting Documents:

  • Oath of Allegiance (1 May 1865) - Taken by a Lt. Colonel at Greensboro, NC
  • Tennessee Board of Pension Examiners (17 Mar 1894) - Board requests an update on WHHA's physical condition. WHHA reports that it is very bad and that he is afraid that he might have to have his right leg amputated. His financial position is not good. He has two sons living with him -- one is very sickly.
  • A. A. Ferrell MD (9 Jul 1903) - WHHA is having problems with both legs due to injuries in the war. He is blind in one eye.

CENSUS DATA

  • 1850 Census: Claiborne County, LA, Page 115 (listed Harrison Ottery, living with Larkin and Sarah Gunter)
  • 1860 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 41 (listed as Harrison Gentry, living with Larkin and Sarah Gentry)
  • 1870 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 181 (listed as Harrison Autery)
  • 1880 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 185A (listed as Harrison Autry)
  • 1891 Enumeration of Male Citizens: District 10
  • 1900 Census: Jackson County, TN, Page 130A (listed as Harrison Autry)
  • 1910 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 155A (listed as William H. Aughterel)