WILLIAM H. MATLOCK
25 thTENNESSEE INFANTRY
CSA

PERSONAL INFORMATION

Born: 12 July 1844 in White County, Tennessee
Died: 29 March 1922in Warren County, Tennessee
Buried: Highland Cemetery, White County, Tennessee
Parents: Elcana D. and Diannah (Lyda?) Matlock

Married: Mary E. Hunter about 1866 in Putnam County, Tennessee
Born: 24 April 1845 in White County, Tennessee
Died: 17 December 1912 in Putnam County, Tennessee
Buried: Highland Cemetery, White County, Tennessee
Parents: Braxton Douglas and Sarah (Hunter) Hunter

Children:

  1. John Edward Matlock
  2. Pauline Matlock
  3. Walter W. Matlock
  4. H. H. Matlock
  5. Sallie R. Matlock
  6. Charlie A. Matlock

MILITARY INFORMATION

25 thTennessee Infantry
Company A

ABSTRACT:

  • Entered the service as a Private and left the service as a Private
  • Enlisted 25 July 1861 in Tullahoma
  • Age: 18
  • Mustered in 25 July 1861
  • 25 Jul 1861 - 31 October 1861: Present
  • Sep & Oct 1862: Present
  • 30 Jun - 1 Nov 1862: Present
  • Nov & Dec 1862: Present
  • Jan - Jun 1863: Present
  • Jul - Dec 1863: Absent on detached service collecting absentees by order of General Bragg
  • Jan & Feb 1864: Absent on detached service collecting absentees by order of General Bragg
  • 7 Apr 1864: On Detached service
  • May - Aug 1864: Detached service collecting absentees since 14 Aug 1863 by order of General Bragg
  • Sep & Oct 1864: Deserted; Detached with Colonel Hughes to collect absentees in Middle TN and failed to return

13 thTennessee (Gore's) Cavalry
Company I

ABSTRACT:

  • Entered the service as a Private and left the service as a Private
  • Enlisted 1 Sept 1864 at Sparta
  • 30 June - 31 Dec 1864: Present

PENSION APPLICATION ABSTRACT

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ABSTRACT:

  • Filed February 15, 1907
  • Accepted
  • Resident of Cookeville, TN
  • Member: of Company I, 13th Tennessee Cavalry; General George G. Dibrell, Brigade
  • Born: 12 July 1844 in White County, Tennessee
  • Enlisted: 25th Tennessee Infantry Regiment in July 1861; Colonel S. S. Stanton and Dr. Mack Snodgrass Captain of Company A
  • Battles: Saltville, VA; followed Sherman from Atlanta through Hoover's Gap; Mill Springs, KY
  • Wounds: Cut severly in forehead and back of head with saber during Readyville fight
  • Wife: 61 years old; 1 daughter and 2 sons
  • Occupation: Driver for a livery stable
  • Attest: A. A. Reagan & Sherod Horn

Supporting Documents:

  • A. A. Staley (14 Feb 1907) - Supports his claim; WHM works for him.
  • P. Y. Jared & R. E. L. Profitt (14 Feb 1907) - Supports his claim
  • Matthew Langford (14 Feb 1907) - Supports his claim
  • J. N. King (14 Feb 1907) - Supports his claim
  • Theo Smith (14 Feb 1907) - Supports his claim

CENSUS DATA

  • 1850 Census: WhiteCounty, TN, Page 68
  • 1860 Census: WhiteCounty, TN, Page 69
  • 1870 Census: PutnamCounty, TN, Page 114
  • 1880 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 77
  • 1900 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 24B
  • 1910 Census: White County, TN, Page 6B
  • 1920 Census: WhiteCounty, TN, Page 42A

OBITUARY

Putnam County Herald
19 December 1912
Vol. X, No. 51, Page 5

  • Matlock, Mary: Mrs. Mary Matlock -- Mrs. Matlock died at her home in Sparta, Tuesday afternoon, after a long and painful illness, and was buried Wednesday after at Highland Cemetery, following the impressive funeral service conducted by Rev. F. E. Alford at the Methodist Church. Mrs. Matlock died at the age of 67 years, 7 months and 23 days, during a large portion of which time she had been a faithful member of the Methodist church. In speaking of her character Rev. Alford, in course of the funeral service, stated that Mrs. Matlock was told by one of her sons a few days ago that he had never known of her doing anything wrong. Mrs. Matlock is survived by her husband, W. H. Matlock of Sparta, Charlie Matlock of Birmingham, Ala. and Walter Matlock of Kansas City. . . .

Putnam County Herald
30 March 1922
Vol. XX, No. 14, Page 1

  • WILLIAM MATLOCK: William H. Matlock, a former citizen of Cookeville, died at his home in McMinnville Wednesday morning from a stroke of paralysis. His remains were brought to Sparta, and interment took place at the Sparta Highland Cemetery, beside his wife, who died a few years ago. Mr. Matlock was an old Confederate soldier and a splendid citizen. He lived in Cookeville for many years and was engaged in the livery business. He had many warm friends throughout this section, who will regret to learn of his demise. He was 77 years of age and survived by four children.

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