WILLIAM CLEVELAND JARED
7 thTENNESSEE INFANTRY
CSA

PERSONAL INFORMATION

Born: 25 February 1836 in Jackson County, Tennessee
Died: 25 December 1922in Putnam County, Tennessee
Buried: W. C. Jared Cemetery, Putnam County, Tennessee
Parents: Pleasant Alton and Elizabeth (Elrod) Jared

Married: Matilda Jane Hughes Baker about 1867 in Jackson County, Tennessee
Born: 6 April 1839 in Jackson County, Tennessee
Died: 14 March 1905 in Putnam County, Tennessee
Buried: Probably buried in an unmarked grave in the W. C. Jared Cemetery, Putnam County, Tennessee
Parents: William Quarles and Elizabeth (Mansell) Hughes
Widow of:
James A. Baker

Children:

  • Nora Tennessee Jared
  • Robert Jared
  • Idellar Jared
  • Bettie Jared
  • Alvin Cullom Jared

Step Children:

  • James Baker
  • Vermont Baker
  • Lois Ann Baker

RELATIVES WHO SERVED

  • Brother: Josephus Jared - 84th Tennessee Infantry and 28th Consolidated Tennessee Infantry - USA
  • Brother-in-law: Wiseman Herren - 1st Tennessee Mounted Infantry - USA

MILITARY INFORMATION

7 thTennessee Infantry Regiment
Company B

ABSTRACT:

  • Entered military as Private and left as a Private
  • Enlisted 20 May 1861 at Nashville
  • July - Oct 1861: Present
  • Nov & Dec 1861: Sick at Strasburg 25 Dec 1861
  • 31 Dec 1861 - 30 April 1862: Present
  • 30 April - 30 Aug 1862: Wounded in the Battle at Cedar Run & Absent sick at Staunton since the 9 April 1862
  • Sep & Oct 1862: Wounded in the Battle at Cedar Run on 9 April 1862 & Absent sick since at Staunton, VA
  • Nov & Dec 1862: Wounded in the Battle at Cedar Run on 9 April 1862. Absent since on furlough in Tenn.
  • Jan & Feb 1863: Wounded in the Battle at Cedar Run on 9 April 1862. Absent since on furlough in Tenn. Furlough expired but not yet able for duty.
  • Mar & Apr 1863: Wounded in the Battle at Cedar Run on 9 April 1862. Absent without leave since 31 Sep 1862.
  • May - Oct 1863: Promoted to Lieutenant in 28th TN Regiment in April 1862. Appointment not yet confirmed.
  • Nov & Dec 1863: Promoted to Lieutenat in 28th TN Infantry.
  • Age: 24
  • 31 Mar 1864: Transferred by promotion to Lieutenant to 28th TN Infantry
  • Aug - Oct 1862: Wounded at the Battle of Cedar Run 9 Aug 1862. Hospital at Staunton, VA since
  • Dec 1862: Wounded at the Battle of Cedar Run 9 Aug 1862. Hospital at Staunton, VA since

PENSION APPLICATION ABSTRACT

S13231

( Download Full Pension Application)

ABSTRACT:

  • Filed: 6 October 1911
  • Accepted
  • Residence: Baxter
  • Member: Company B, 7th Tennessee Infantry Regiment; Captain John A. Fite and Colonel Robt Hatten
  • Born: Putnam County 25 February 1837
  • Enlisted: April 1861 at Carthage, TN in John A. Fites Company B in 7th Tennessee Infantry Regiment
  • Battles: Whitehouse, VA; several days fight near Richmond, VA; Hancock; Cheat Mtn, Williamburg; Second Manassas Battle; under Stonewall Jackson in VA
  • Wounded:
    • 2nd Battle of Manassas; shot through the scrotum and right hip and was pronounced "fatally wounded" by all -- 9 Aug 1862.
    • From 9 August 1862 to 20 October 1862 lingered in the Hospital.
    • Left for home. 20 October 1862 on furlough.
    • Remained at home until the close of war.
    • Ball entered scrotum and left hip
    • 1 January 1863 - Yankees make it so uncomfortable in Putnam County, WCJ went to Murfreesboro to the Confederate Army.
    • Remained with the army until September 1863
    • Then returned home.
  • Wife is dead; Children all married; Grandson lives with me
  • Attest: S. W. Brown & W. J. Ragland

Supporting Documents:

  • Tennessee Board of Pension Examiners (6 Oct 1911) - Requests Service Records
  • O. K. Holladay (29 Jan 1912) - Supports his claim.
  • WCJ (29 Jan 1912) - He did not receive the letter written in November.
  • War Department (10 Feb 1912) - Nothing additional was found in his records beyond what was sent 10 Oct 1911
  • WCJ (14 Jan 1913) -
    • He was at the Williamsburg fight, the Whitehouse fight, and the last Manassas fight.
    • We had run 13 miles and waded through two rivers and rushed into battle.
    • WCJ fell during the battle and was shot through the scrotum and right hip.
    • Two boys picked him up and carried him off the field. He was then picked up the third day.
    • He was carried in an ambulance to the depot and then put on a train to Stanton, VA.
    • When he was taken off the train, he was covered in maggots. They were all over his body and in his stomach.
    • It took three long weeks before they got it all out.
    • He stayed in the hospital without a ray of hope until he was furloughed in October.
    • He took the train to Bristol, then to Chattanooga, where he finally made it home.
    • After the fight at Murfreesboro, the army fell back. The Homeguard "being a set of robbers and thieves" was killing rebels and piling them in gulleys all over the country.
  • WCJ (15 Jul 1914) -
    • Sam King and Henry Rison are dead. [Transcriber Notes: Both Sam King and Henry Rison were killed at Gettysburg.]
    • The doctor who came to him - Dr. Jim Fite - is dead. He was Colonel Fite's brother.
    • Ferrell who went with him to the hospital is dead. [Transcriber Notes: This Ferrell could possibly be James W. Ferrell of the 7th TN Infantry Company B.]
  • WCJ (19 Feb 1917) -
    • He was the first soldier to join from Putnam County.
    • He could not wait for a Putnam County unit to form; so he went to Carthage and joined Capt. John A. Firsts Company of Colonel Robt. Hatton's regiment.
    • He was wounded at the Second Battle of Manassas.
    • Once he was able to return to duty, he transferred from the 7th TN Regiment to the 28th TN Regiment.
    • Remained at the Invalid Camp of the 28th TN in Georgia.
    • Living at the home of his son Alvin Jared.
    • Colonel John A. Fites who lives at Lebanon and WCJ were carried off the battlefield at the same time at the Second Battle of Manassas.
  • W. O. Watson, Sam Edwards, E. H. Boyd, Rev. W. N. Selby, S. S. Stanton, D. E. Slagle, L. T. Miller (19 Feb 1917) - Supports his claim
  • S. S. Stanton - son of Colonel S. S. Stanton (19 Feb 1917) - Supports his claim.
  • WCJ ( 19 Feb 1917) -
    • 80 on 25 Feb 1917
    • Owns no property
    • Contracted Rheumatism
    • Enlisted in the Confederate Army in April 1861 in Captain John A. Fites Company at Carthage, TN in the 7th TN Infantry Regiment; in Colonel Robert Hatton's Regiment
    • In August 1862 at the last Battle of Manassas, he was shot through the scrotum and a large bullet that passed out his right hip.
    • That evening, he was carried off the battlefield by comrades Sam King and Henry Rison.
    • They carried him to a place of safety about three-quarters of a mile from the battlefield.
    • He laid on the ground for two days and two nights without medical attention. The physician pronounced him as hopeless.
    • He was then carried to a Hospital in Stanton, VA about 100 miles from the battlefield. He remained at the hospital for about two months.
    • As he was carried off the field on a litter, he passed by another litter carrying Captain Fite. The men spoke.
    • On his furlough, he started for home. It took him two weeks to get there.
    • He left home New Year's morning in 1863 and traveled to Murfreesboro. During the close of the battle, two comrades who made the trip with him were killed in that battle.
    • He was unable for service, but he attached himself to the 28th TN Regiment. He had a friend in Col. S. S. Stanton's command.
    • As a member of the 28th, he did all kinds of military duty that he was able: camp duty; guard duty; A Sergeant Major took prisoners from Shelbyville to prison at Wetumpka, AL.
    • At the close of the war, he was at the Invalid Camp of the 28th TN Infantry.
    • From time of wound in about 1867 suffered with rising.
    • Wife died twelve years ago.
    • He has one widowed daughter; two married daughters; and one married son.
    • Battles: Live Oak, VA; 7-Day Battles, and the last battle of Manassas.
    • Prosecuted the slayers of his son Robert Jared who was a constable of Putnam County.
    • He was an invalid at camp at the close of the war.
  • S. S. Stanton (19 Feb 1917) - Supports his claim
  • Alvin Jared -- Son of WCJ -- (28 Feb 1917) - Supports his claim
  • Special Examiner (9 Mar 1917) - WCJ should have a pension.
  • Tennessee Board of Special Examiners (9 Mar 1917) - WCJ should have a pension.
  • E. B. Jared - grandson of WCJ - (2 Jan 1922) - WCJ died at his home in Baxter on 25 Dec 1922. Will the state pay for his funeral expenses?

CENSUS DATA

  • 1850 Census: Jackson County, TN, Page 279
  • 1860 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 74
  • 1870 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 197
  • 1880 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 159A
  • 1900 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 132A
  • 1910 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 153A
  • 1920 Census: Putnam County, TN Page 141A

OBITUARY

Putnam County Herald
5 April 1905
Vol. III, No. 9, Page 4

Mrs. Will Jared of Gentry died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. A. B. Bruce, Tuesday night. March, 14.

Putnam County Herald
28 December 1922
Vol. XX, No. 63, Page 5

Death of Wm. C. Jared -- William C. Jared, on of Putnam county's oldest and most highly respected citizens and a gallant Confederate soldier, died Christmas day at the home of his grandson, Estill Jared in Baxter. Death followed a stroke of paralysis. Until a few weeks prior to his death he had enjoyed remarkable strength and vigor for one of his years. He would have been 87 years old in February and had been a resident of Putnam county all of his life, except during the Civil war, when he served four years in the Confederate army, having been several times badly wounded. He had been a member of the Methodist church since his boyhood. His wife died several years ago. He is survived by several children and a large number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was the father of Alvin C. Jared and the grandfather of Clive C. Jared, both of this city. His remains were interred Tuesday at the family cemetery near Pleasant Grove.

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