GEORGE W. RAY, JR.
25 thTENNESSEE INFANTRY
CSA

PERSONAL INFORMATION

Born: 9 June 1840 in Overton County, TN
Died: 20 November 1911 in Putnam County, TN
Buried: Shady Grove Cemetery,Putnam County, TN
Parents: George W. and Mary (Unknown) Ray

Married: Mary "Pollie" Henry
Born: 29 January 1826 in White County, TN
Died: 14 October 1882 in White County, TN
Buried: Board Valley Cemetery, White County, TN
Parents: Vinet Fine and Roseanna (Lower) Henry

Children:

  1. No Children

RELATIVES WHO SERVED

  • Brother: Henry Ray - 25th Tennessee Infantry Regiment
  • Brother: Isaac Ray - 25th Tennessee Infantry Regiment
  • Brother-in-Law: George W. Henry - 25th Tennessee Infantry Regiment
  • Brother-in-Law: William J. Henry - 28th Tennessee Infantry Regiment & 84th Tennessee Infantry Regiment

MILITARY INFORMATION

25 thTennessee Infantry Regiment
Company K

ABSTRACT:

  • Entered military as Private and left as a Private
  • Age 22: 25 July 1861
  • Enlisted on 25 July 1861 at Tullahoma, TN
  • 25 Jul - 21 Oct 1861 - Absent sick on furlough
  • Sep & Oct 1862: Absent without leave
  • Died: 11 Nov 1862
  • Sep - Oct 1862 (dated 12 Jan 1863): Present
  • Nov & Dec 1862: Present
  • Jan & Oct 1863: Present
  • 6 Dec 1863: Deserted on march from Knoxville to Morristown
  • Age: 19
  • 11 Dec 1863: Deserted

PENSION APPLICATION ABSTRACT

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ABSTRACT:

  • Filed: 9 Mar 1900
  • Rejected
  • Residence: Calf Killer, Putnam County, TN
  • Enlisted in 25th Tennessee Infantry, Company K
  • Battles: At Chickamauga, he was hit in the ankle, shot in left, ruptured.
  • Discharged at Tulepo, MS
  • Born 1840, Overton County, TN
  • Enlisted in 1861 in Ford's Company K in S. S. Stanton's Regiment
  • Was married, but wife is dead
  • Attest: S. Horn who was 2nd Lt. of 25th Tennessee Infantry Regiment, Co. K
  • 2nd Application Filed: 13 May 1903
  • No family
  • Attest: S. F. Carr & J. N. King

Supporting Documents:

  • Tennessee Board of Pension Examiners (7 Oct 1903) - Requests War Record
  • Thomas Ford (30 Oct 1903) - Supports Claim
  • Dr. J. S. Trapp (7 Nov 1903) - Provide Medical Exam
  • G. M. Johnson (7 Nov 1903) - Supports Claim
  • G. W. Ray (7 Nov 1903) - GWR swears he was a member of 25th TN Infantry
  • A. Welch (30 Oct 1903) - Supports Claim
  • G. W. Ray (11 Apr 1904) - Says he was parolled

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ABSTRACT:

  • Filed: 4 Apr 1905
  • Rejected
  • Residence: Calf Killer, Putnam County, TN
  • Enlisted in 25th Tennessee Infantry, Company K
  • Battles: At Chickamauga, he was wounded in knee
  • Born 9 Jun 1840 in Overton County, TN
  • Enlisted May 1861 in 25th TN Infantry under Col Stanton and Capt. A. Ford
  • Was married to Polly Henry, but she is dead
  • They had no children
  • Attest: Alex Welch & W. H. Phifer
  • 2nd Application Filed: 30 Sep 1908
  • Residence: Monterey, Putnam County, TN
  • Born on 9 Jun 1840 in Dry Hollow in Overton, County, TN
  • Attest: G. W. Henry & Thomas Ford

Supporting Documents:

  • Tennessee Board of Pension Examiners (6 Apr 1905) - Requests Service Records
  • W. L. Dibrell (28 Apr 1909) - Supports his claim
  • George W. Ray (1 May 1907) - Requests Status
  • Tennessee Board of Pension Examiners (27 May 1907) - Gives Pension Status
  • George W. Ray (6 Feb 1908):
    • GWR belonged to Company K. On the march from Knoxville, he and several other men were on a gang ahead of soldiers and were filling mud holes so that the wagon could cross.
    • He had a very bad "risen" and asked for the wagon to carry him.
    • Lt. Hill advised him to go to the country and stay until he was able to travel.
    • He went to his cousin's and stayed with him until he was able to travel.
    • He joined "?" Co in the spring of 1864.
    • He was captured and taken to Blaine's Cross Roads and was held 10 days.'
    • He almost starved to death.
    • He was then taken to Knoxville and given a parol.
  • War Department (4 May 1909) - Sent Service Records
  • A. P. Robertson (27 Sep 1911) - Supports his claim
  • Tennessee Board of Pension Examiners (30 Sep 1911) - Requests Service Records
  • War Department (4 Oct 1911) - Sent Service Records
  • Tennessee Board of Pension Examiners (14 Nov 1911) - Are you the Geo. W. Ray of Co. E, 25th TN Infantry?

CENSUS DATA

  • 1850 Census: Overton County, TN, Page 2
  • 1860 Census: Overton County, TN, Page 204
  • 1870 Census: White County, TN, Page 386B
  • 1880 Census: White County, TN, Page 485
  • 1900 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 39A
  • 1910 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 62B