Born: abt 1839 in Jackson County, TN
Died: 1896 in Putnam County, TN
Parents: Martin and Ester (Unknown) Laycock

Married: Manerva Elzira Bradford in the Fall of 1865
Born: 1844 in Jackson County, TN
Died: after 1907 in Putnam County, TN
Parents: Thomas and Rebecca (Kinnaird) Bradford


  1. Daniel Boon Laycock
  2. William Laycock
  3. Richard Bird Laycock
  4. Mattie Laycock
  5. Monroe Laycock


16 thTennessee Infantry Regiment
Company F or K


  • Entered military as Private and left as a Private
  • Enlisted 9 Jun 1861 at Camp Trousdale
  • Jul - Aug 1861: Present
  • Mar - Apr 1862: Present
  • Jun 30 - Dec 1862: Present
  • Jan - Apr 1863: Present
  • Age: 23
  • Jul - Aug 1863: Present
  • Captured in Putnam County and sent to Louisville, KY as prisoner of war
  • Took the Oath of Allegiance in 6 June 1864
    • Residence: Putnam County
    • Complexion: Dark
    • Hair: Dark
    • Eyes: Haze
    • Height: 5' 4"
  • Discharged 8 Jun 1864 as POW



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  • Filed: 5 June 1893
  • Rejected
  • Residence: Byrne, Putnam County
  • Member: Co. H, 16th Tennessee Infantry Regiment
  • Battles: Chickamauga and Murfreesboro
  • Wounds: Caterah of eyes and rheumatism
  • Born: Putnam County in 1839
  • Enlisted in 1861, Commanded by John Savage, Capt. H. H. Dilliard, Lt. Holland Denton
  • Wife is 45 years old.
  • Children: 1 daughter and 5 sons
  • Attest: H. H. Dilliard and J. C. Gabbert

No Supporting Documents



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  • Filed 23 July 2007
  • Rejected
  • Residence: Monterey
  • Resident of TN all her life
  • Born: in 1844 in Jackson County
  • Maiden Name: Bradford
  • Husband was born about 1834 in Putnam County, TN. They were married in fall of 1865 by Esquire Jesse Barnes.
  • Husband enlisted in April 1861 in Capt. H. H. Dillards Co. Col. Savage's Regiment.
  • Husband was captured just before the war closed and was in prison as the close of the war. He never got home until 1 July 1865. They were married shortly after he came home.
  • Husband died in 1896 in Baxter.
  • They had 8 children: seven boys and one girl. The oldest is 39. The youngest is 22.
  • Witness: M. M. Owen resides in 15th District of Putnam County
    • He has known M. E. Laycock for 35 years
    • She was born in Jackson County.
    • Thomas Laycock was born about 1834 in Jackson County.
    • Thomas Laycock enlisted in Cookeville in 16th TN Infantry Regiment.
    • M. M. Owen served with Thomas Laycock until 20 June 1864, when MMO was wounded and carried off the field.
    • The unit surrendered with General Johnson's command. MMO understands that that TL was captured and sent to prison.
    • MMO was in the hospital in Columbus, GA.
    • Thomas Laycock died in 1896.
  • Witness: R. F. Pippin
    • Richard Pippin concurred with the statement made by Milton Own.

Supporting Documents:

  • J. H. Carter (16 Aug 1895) - Indicates that Thomas Laycock was not a worthy applicant. He deserted the army and does not have any disabilities.
  • Columbus Jackson Davis ( 29 July 1907) -
    • M. E. Laycock and her husband were engaged to be married before the war.
    • CJD knows of his own knowledge that Genl Bragg's army to which Laycock belonged was on the way to KY. They passed through the farm on which Thomas Laycock lived. S. D. Ray's father owned the farm. S. D. Ray says that Thomas Laycock did not get home until after the other boys got home from the war.
  • Tennessee Board of Pension Examiners (18 Aug 1907) - Requests service records
  • War Department (22 Aug 1907) - Sent service records


  • 1850 Census: Jackson County, TN, Page 271
  • 1860 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 3
  • 1870 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 156