William B. QuarlesWILLIAM BRAXTON QUARLES
8 thTENNESSEE (DIBRELL'S) CAVALRY
CSA

PERSONAL INFORMATION

Born: 31 July 1842 in Overton County, TN
Died: 8 August 1916in Putnam County, TN
Buried: Quarles Cemetery,Putnam County, TN
Parents: John Adams and Mary Polly (Hunter) Quarles

Married: Celia Ann White in February 1866 in Putnam County, TN
Born: 1 January 1847 in Tennessee
Died: 3 April 1928in Putnam County, TN
Buried: Quarles Cemetery,Putnam County, TN
Parents: Unknown and Lucinda White

Children:

  1. Columbus Quarles
  2. Hickman V. Quarles
  3. Belle Quarles
  4. William D. Quarles
  5. John F. Quarles
  6. Dollie Quarles
  7. James Quarles

RELATIVES WHO SERVED

  • Uncle: Stephen Decatur Quarles - 8th Tennessee (Dibrell's) Cavalry Regiment
  • Uncle: William Jacob Quarles - Shaw's Battalion of Tennessee Cavalry Regiment
  • Uncle: James Quarles - 8th Tennessee (Dibrell's) Cavalry Regiment
  • Uncle: Joseph Lafayette Quarles - 8th Tennessee (Dibrell's) Cavalry Regiment

MILITARY INFORMATION

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

ABSTRACT:

  • Entered the service as a Private and left the service as a Private
  • Enlisted 15 Sep 1862 at White County
  • 12 Oct 1962: Present
  • Prisoner of War: Captured at Murfreesboroon 31 Dec 1862 and transferred to Camp Douglas
  • Parolled at Camp Douglas, IL on 30 Mar 1863 and transferred to City Point, VA on 4 Apr 1863
  • Prisoner of War: Captured at Knoxville, TN on ?? Mar 1864; Released on the Oath of Allegiance 10 Mar 1864. Listed as a Deserter.
  • Prisoner of War: Captured at Knoxville, TN by the 65 IN Cavalry; Released on 10 Mar 1864. Listed as Deserter.
  • Prisoner of War: Provost Marshall, New Market, TN Captured 6 Mar 1864; Took the oath and was transferred to Knoxville, TN on 6 Mar 1864.

PENSION APPLICATION ABSTRACT

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ABSTRACT:

  • Filed April 22, 1907
  • Accepted
  • Resident of Algood, TN

Supporting Documents:

  • TN Board of Pension Examiners (15 Jun 1912) - Service Record Request
  • War Department (18 Jun 1912) - Sent his service records
  • J. N. Nelson (31 Jul 1915) - Supports his claim
  • WBQ (23 Jul 1915) - WBQ service began in 2 Oct 1862 in Co. H Capt. Barnes; General Dibrell. It ended Christmas 1864. His service ended Christmas 1864 when he took sick near Morristown. He was confined to a bed for weeks. During this time, his horse died.
  • Nancy Owens (31 Jul 1915) - WBQ came home in 1864 and was unable for further service
  • Mary Quarles (31 Jul 1915) - WBQ came home in 1864 and was unable for further service
  • Special Examiner (16 Aug 1915) - Bullock, Hudgens & Hyder cannot state the condition of WBQ after Dec 1864.
  • Special Examiner (27 Jul 1916) - What was his condition between Dec 1864 - May 1865.

WIDOW'S PENSION APPLICATION ABSTRACT

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ABSTRACT:

  • Filed 13 Sep 1927
  • Accepted
  • Married February 1866
  • Resident: Algood
  • Maiden Name: Selia Ann White
  • Born 1 June 1845 in White County, now Putnam County
  • Husband was born 31 July 1843 in Jackson County
  • Married February 1866 in Putnam County, TN by Esquire John Reynolds
  • Husband died 8 August 1916 in 19th District of Putnam County
  • Children: Columbus Quarles - 61 years old, V. H. Quarles - 58 years old, Belle Quarles - 56 years old, William D. Quarles - 51 years old, John F. Quarles - 51 years old (twins), Dollie Quarles Phillips - 49 years old, James L. Quarles - 47 years old
  • Witnesses: J. N. Nelson and Belle Quarles
    • Both residents of Algood
    • JN Hyder has known her for over sixty years. Belle Quarles has known her ever since she could remember.
    • Selia Ann Quarles was born 1 January 1845 near Cookeville
    • Married February 1866 by Esquire John Reynolds
    • WBQ died 8 August 1916 at his home in the 19th Civil District

Supporting Documents:

  • Algood Moore (5 Sep 1927) - Marriage records for 1866 were destroyed in court house fire.

CENSUS DATA

  • 1850 Census: Overton County, TN, Page 61
  • 1860 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 7
  • 1870 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 258
  • 1880 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 82D
  • 1900 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 75B
  • 1910 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 84A

ADDITIONAL DATA

 

 

Top Photo Source: Stray Leaves from Putnam County History: Pioneer Families, Sights and Sounds from the Past, Old School Groups, Civil War soldiers, Page 233.

Bottom Photo Source: Siftings from Putnam County, Tennessee: Towns, Communities, People, Page 129.