William Riley BrayWILLIAM RILEY BRAY
25 thTENNESSEE INFANTRY
CSA

PERSONAL INFORMATION

Born: 4 January 1839 in White County, TN
Died: 23 June 1916in Putnam County, TN
Buried: Howard Cemetery, Putnam County, TN
Parents: Joseph and Cynthia Ann (Mills) Bray

Married: Letha Jane Bell about about 1868 in Putnam County, TN
Born: about 1832 in Warren County, KY
Died: 24 Mar 1912in Putnam County, TN
Buried: Howard Cemetery,Putnam County, TN
Parents: Jeremiah and Mary "Polly" (Unknown) Bell

Children:

  1. Mary Ann Bray
  2. Elizabeth Bray
  3. Wamon L. Bray
  4. Cintha E. Bray
  5. Martha Bray
  6. Eliza J. Bray
  7. William Bray

RELATIVES WHO SERVED

  • Brother-in-law: Joshua Sherrill

MILITARY INFORMATION

25 thTennessee Infantry
Company E

ABSTRACT:

  • Entered the service as a Private and left the service as a Private
  • Enlisted 18 Nov 1862 at McMinnville
  • Nov 1862 - Apr 1863: Present
  • May & Jun 1863: Sick in camp
  • Jul - Oct 1863: Present
  • Deserted 22 Nov 1863 at Knoxville
  • On a list of deserters who took the oath in Morgan County, TN

PENSION APPLICATION ABSTRACT

S8359

( Download Full Pension Application)

ABSTRACT:

  • Filed August 9, 1909
  • Rejected
  • Resident of Baxter, TN
  • Member of 25th Tennessee Infantry Company E
  • Born in Putnam County in 1839
  • Enlisted Dec 1864; General Johnson's command; Captain William Turner; Lieutenant Thos. Pistole, Jack Parker
  • Wounds: run down; exposure caused WRB to lose hearing
  • Married: Wife 70 years old; 2 sons and 4 daughters
  • Attest: Joshua Sherrill and A. R. Massa

2nd Application

  • Filed June 7, 1915
  • Born: 4 January 1839
  • Enlisted December 1863 under Captain Wm. Turner, Lt. Thos. Pistole
  • Battles: Murfreesboro
  • Diseases: affected hearing; had typhoid fever
  • Wife: dead for 2 years
  • Attest: Alta Stone and Casto Stone

Supporting Documents:

  • E. W. Stone (5 May 1907) - requests status
  • E. W. Stone (6 Apr 1915) - request status
  • State Examiner (30 Jun 1915) - No pension
  • Tennessee Bureau of Pension Examiners (21 Jul 1915) - Requests service records
  • War Department (24 Jul 1915) - sends service records
  • State Examiner (27 Jul 1915) - There is no proof that he is disabled

CENSUS DATA

  • 1850 Census: White County, TN, Page 72
  • 1860 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 18
  • 1870 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 117
  • 1880 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 145A
  • 1900 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 4A
  • 1910 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 190A

ADDITIONAL DATA

William Riley Bray

William Riley and Letha Jane (Bell) Bray


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