WILLIAM CARROLL MINTON
22 ndTENNESSEE (BARTEAU'S) CAVALRY
CSA

PERSONAL INFORMATION

Born: 15 March 1842 in Smith County, Tennessee
Died: 9 October 1920in Putnam County, Tennessee
Buried: Maxwell Cemetery, Putnam County, Tennessee
Parents: John and Mahalie (Carter) Minton

1st Married: Mary Hause on 14 September 1864 in Smith County, Tennessee
Born: about 1845 in Smith County, Tennessee
Died: 20 November 1891 in Evansville, Vanderburgh County, Indiana
Buried:
Parents: John and Elizabeth (Unknown) House

Children:

  1. Brunett Minton
  2. Sidney Ann Minton
  3. Fender Minton
  4. Lecture Minton
  5. Mary C. Minton
  6. Catherine H. Minton
  7. Bullion Minton
  8. Luther Minton
  9. Odia Minton

2nd Married: Mary Frances Pritchard on 21 December 1891 in Vanderburgh County, Indiana
Born: 3 February 1868 in Smith County, Tennessee
Died: 2 January 1923in Robertson County, Tennessee
Buried: Maxwell Cemetery, Putnam County, Tennessee
Parents: Irie and Sarah (Smith) Pritchard

Children:

  1. Virsted Minton
  2. Zealous Zeak Minton
  3. Melody N. Minton
  4. Wright Minton
  5. Piaus Minton

RELATIVES WHO SERVED

  • Brother: John Minton - 4th Tennessee (Murray's) Cavalry and 8th Tennessee (Baxter-Smith's) Cavalry Regiment

MILITARY INFORMATION

7 thTennessee (Bennett's) Cavalry
Company E

ABSTRACT:

  • Listed as Carroll Minton
  • Enlisted as a Private and left as a Private
  • Enlisted 11 Dec 1861 at Camp J. Davis
  • 15 Nov 1861: Present

22 ndTennessee (Barteau's) Cavalry
Company G

ABSTRACT:

  • Listed as Carroll Minton
  • Enlisted as a Private and left as a Private
  • Enlisted 7 Dec 1861 at Camp Barnes
  • May & June 1862: Present
  • 2 Nov 1862: Present
  • 30 Jun - 31 Dec 1862: Present

PENSION APPLICATION ABSTRACT

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ABSTRACT:

  • 1st Application
  • Filed: 17 August 1911
  • Rejected
  • Residence: Baxter, Putnam County
  • Member: 2nd Tennessee Cavalry
  • Born: in Smith County in 1842
  • Enlisted: in 1861 in Company C, Captain Cates, Bennett's BN
  • Battles; Iuka, MS;; Courtland, AL; Ryanze, MS
  • Diseases: Kidney and heart trouble
  • Captured and paroled in 1864
  • Married: Wife is 50
  • Children are 16, 12, 10, and 6; Two sons and two daughters
  • Attest: V. D. Thompson & J. H. Tyree
  • 2nd Application
  • Filed: 24 July 1917
  • Member: Capt. Cates and Captain Prier Bennett's Battalion of Barteau's Regiment; Also Wright's Company Co. C. Allison Squadron
  • Married: Wife is 57
  • Two Children: One son 16 and 1 daughter 12
  • Wife: Mary F. Minton
  • Attest: James A. Boyd & W. S. Powell

Supporting Documents:

  • Tennessee Board of Pension Examiners (17 Aug 1911) - Sent for Service Records
  • Special Examiner (16 Nov 1911) - WCM is not on any roll of 2nd Cavalry after 31 Feb 1862
  • WCM (21 Nov 1911) -
    • After 31 Dec 1862, WCM was on Prison and Guard Duty at Okalona, MS.
    • He left early in the spring of 1863.
    • He was detailed to Romes with Lt. Austin to procure conscripts and absentees.
    • He got separated from Lt. Austin then went to Middleton then with Smithville.
    • He was advised by Col. Don Allison to enroll with Captain Wright's Company.
    • He stayed with them until Wheeler's last raid in Tennessee.
    • He was with the army near Carthage. He was sent to the East side of Caney Fork to get some absent ones form that side.
  • WCM (21 Nov 1911) - Restatement of the above facts
  • War Department (25 Nov 1911) - Sent Service Records
  • Special Examiner (???) - ???
  • Tennessee Board of Pension Examiners (24 May 1912) - We cannot accept an unsupported statement.
  • WCM (28 May 1912) - Please give me the facts of what you want me to prove so that I can
  • Special Examiner (7 June 1912) - You need to prove your service in Allison's Cavalry.
  • Special Examiner (7 June 1912) - You need to prove your service and why you were paroled at Carthage.
  • WCM (13 June 1912) - I was paroled at Carthage in 1864. W. F. Minton was paroled at the same time. W. F. Minton is now dead.
  • C. C. Vanderpool - Smith County (???) - He was in Allison's Cavalry too.
  • L. B. Cheek (13 June 1912) - Also in Allison's Cavalry
  • WCM (10 Sep 1912) - Have you received all the paperwork?
  • Special Examiner (12 Sep 1912) - The board is not satisfied.
  • WCM to Captain Geo. F. Hagan (12 Sep 1912) -
    • WCM heard that he was on the Pension Board
    • In 1862, WCM was an Orderly Sergeant.
    • He was detailed with some men to go in Okolona to go on Provost Guard and Police Duty and to do Guard House service.
    • We had to evacuate Okolona and went to West Point.
    • We were not there long when forces captured the enemy at Hollow Springs.
    • The Command returned back to Okolona some time after the Murfreesboro Battle had been over.
    • In Spring 1863, Col. Barto put WCM on detail to go with Lt. Austin to Rome, TN.
    • WCM got separated from him. So he reported to Col. Don Allison.
    • He stayed until Wheeler's last raid in 1864.
    • If WCM did anything dishonorable, please let him know.
  • WCM (26 Apr 1915) - Capt. Wright claims that he was not on his payroll at the surrender.
  • Tennessee Board of Pension Examiners (12 Sep 1919) - We are not satisfied. We need to communicate with Captain George F. Hager of Nashville

WIDOW'S PENSION APPLICATION ABSTRACT

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ABSTRACT:

  • Filed: 31 August 1921
  • Married: 21 December 1891
  • Name: Mary Frances Minton
  • Residence: Baxter
  • Lived in Tennessee all her life except for six months that she spent in Indiana
  • Born 3 Feb 1865. Maiden Name: Mary F. Pritchard
  • Husband was born 15 March 1842 near Carthage
  • Husband was William Carroll Minton. They were married at Evansville, IN.
  • Husband served in Company A. Allison's Squadron.
  • Husband died 9 Oct Baxter, TN.

SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS:

  • Witnesses: James A. Boyd and W. T. Powell
  • Both residents of Baxter, TN
  • Known her about 25 years
  • She was born in the west end of Putnam County
  • We understand that they were married in Indiana.
  • We've known him ever since his entrance into our company
  • WCM was in Allison's Squadron with Boyd and Powell.
  • Boyd was in prison at the time of the surrender.
  • The regiment surrendered at Washington, GA.
  • Marriage License for W. C. Minton and Mary F. Pritchard from Vanderburgh County, IN. They married 21 Dec 1891.
  • Tennessee Board of Pension Examiners - Allison's Squadron served 15 months and was captured at Carthage, TN

CENSUS DATA

  • 1850 Census: Smith County, TN, Page 641
  • 1860 Census: Smith County, TN, Page 375 (listed as Jas. C. Minton)
  • 1870 Census:
  • 1880 Census: Smith County, TN, Page 145B
  • 1900 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 178A
  • 1910 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 210B
  • 1920 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 229B

ADDITIONAL DATA