WILLIAM NATHAN PHARRIS
8 thTENNESSEE (DIBRELL'S) CAVALRY
CSA

PERSONAL INFORMATION

Born: 12 December 1847 in Jackson County, Tennessee
Died: 19 March 1916 in Putnam County, Tennessee
Buried: Old Pharris Cemetery, Jackson County, Tennessee
Parents: Absalom and Lucinda (Unknown) Pharris

1st Married: Elizabeth S. Burris about 1868 in Jackson County, Tennessee
Born: 8 November 1844 in Jackson County, Tennessee
Died: 22 November 1905 in Jackson County, Tennessee
Buried: Old Pharris Cemetery, Jackson County, Tennessee
Parents: Elijah and Susan (Davidson) Burris

Children:

  1. Pascel Pharris

2nd Married: Sarah Reed on 3 October 1907 in Jackson County, Tennessee
Born: about 1870 in Jackson County, Tennessee
Died: 2 March 1939 in Putnam County, Tennessee
Buried: Hurricane Cemetery, Jackson County, Tennessee
Parents: Nimrod and Sarah (Minor) Reed

RELATIVES WHO SERVED

  • Father-in-law: Nimrod Reed - 8th Tennessee (Dibrell's) Cavalry Regiment

MILITARY INFORMATION

13 th(Gore's) Tennessee Cavalry
(also known as 8 thTennessee Cavalry)
Company H

ABSTRACT:

  • Listed as William H. Pharris
  • Entered the service as a Private and left the service as a Private
  • Enlisted 25 August 1863 at Jackson County
  • 30 June - 21 December 1864: Present
  • Prisoner of War: Captured at Perryville on 8 October 1862 and transferred to Camp Douglass, IL
  • Prisoner of War: Captured at Parkers X Road on 31 December 186X and transferred to Camp Douglass, IL

PENSION APPLICATION ABSTRACT

S08702

( Download Full Pension Application)

ABSTRACT:

  • Filed January 22, 1907
  • Accepted
  • Resident of Cookeville, TN
  • Member of Company G, Captain Mounce L. Gore's Co, 8th Tennessee Cavalry
  • Born: Jackson County on 12 December 1847
  • Enlisted: Captain M. L. Gore's Company G 8th or 13th Tennessee Cavalry about 1 September 1862; Colonel G. G. Dibrell; Lt. Col. Fin Daughtery
  • Battles: Neeley's Bend; Two on Franklin Pike; Parker's X Roads; Captured at Parker's X Rds and sent to prison, exchanged at City Point, VA; Chickamauga; Saltville, VA; Knoxville to Savannah
  • Wounds: So badly frost bitten; Lost hearing in one ear
  • Married: has been married but wife is dead; one son and one daughter living at home
  • Occupation: Gun Smith
  • Attest:John S. Quarles& W. C. Morgan

Supporting Documents:

  • Tennessee Board of Pension Examiners (15 April 1907) - Requests Service Record
  • War Department (16 Apr 1907) - Sent Service Records
  • John H. Verble (18 Apr 1907) - Tax Assessment
  • W. C. Morgan (24 Apr 1907) - WNP was a member of 8th TN Cavalry and surrendered at Washington, GA where he was given a parole
  • N. B. Young (28 Jan 1908) - Requests the Status of WNP Pension Application
  • WNP (26 May 1908) - Requests Status on Pension
  • Tennessee Board of Pension Examiners (28 May 1908) - Gives Status
  • T. J. Williams (June 1908) - WNP was parolled at Washington, GA
  • Capt. M. L. Gore (6 June 1908) - WPN was paroled at Washington, GA
  • J. M. Morgan (15 June 1908) - WNP was born and raised in Jackson County, but now lives in Putnam County; WNP was paroled at Washington, GA

CENSUS DATA

  • 1850 Census: Jackson County, TN, Page164
  • 1860 Census: Jackson County, TN, Page 198
  • 1870 Census: Jackson County, TN, Page 126A
  • 1880 Census:
  • 1900 Census: Jackson County, TN, Page 145A
  • 1910 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 30B