Joshua SherrillJOSHUA SHERRILL
25 thTENNESSEE INFANTRY
CSA

PERSONAL INFORMATION

Born: abt 1829 in White County, TN
Died: 20 June 1909 in Putnam County, TN
Buried: possibly in an unmarked grave in the Grimes Cemetery, Putnam County, TN
Parents: Elam and Elizabeth (Saylors) Sherrill

1st Married: Martha P. Bray on 23 Nov 1851 in White County, TN
Born: abt 1834 in White County, TN
Died: July 1870 in Putnam County, TN
Buried: possibly in an unmarked grave in the Grimes Cemetery, Putnam County, TN
Parents: Joseph and Cynthia Ann (Mills) Bray

Children:

  1. Elizabeth Ann "Bettie" Sherrell
  2. William Jordan Sherrell
  3. John Nelson Sherrell
  4. Calvin Sherrell
  5. Riley Monroe Sherrell
  6. Eliza Jane Sherrell
  7. Margaret C. Sherrell
  8. Dona Sherrell
  9. Lona Dee Sherrell

2nd Married: Mary Hitchcock on 19 Jan 1871 in White County, TN
Born: abt 1829 in White County, TN
Died: between 1880 - 1884 in Putnam County, TN
Buried:
Parents: Ezekial and Rebecca (Unknown) Hitchcock

3rd Married: Mary Lou Ellen White about 1886 in Putnam County, TN
Born: 28 Aug 1860 in Putnam County, TN
Died: 5 Mar 1948 in Putnam County, TN
Buried: Rhea Cemetery,Putnam County, TN
Parents: Jessie and Lizzie (Saylors) White

Children :

  1. William Johnny Sherrell
  2. Virginia A. Sherrell
  3. James Thomas Sherrell
  4. Martha A. Sherrell
  5. Robert Lee Sherrell
  6. Margaret Lular Sherrell
  7. Millard F. Sherrell
  8. Lucy Emiline Sherrell
  9. Mary Lucinda Sherrell

RELATIVES WHO SERVED

  • Brother: Jesse Sherrell - 28th Tenessee Consolidated Infantry Regiment - CSA
  • Brother: John J. Sherrell - 5th Tennessee Cavalry - USA
  • Brother-in-law: William Riley Bray - 25th Tennessee Infantry - CSA
  • Husband of Granddaughter: Thomas Taylor Bradford - 8th Tennessee Mounted Infantry - USA

MILITARY INFORMATION

25 thTennessee Infantry
Company E

ABSTRACT:

  • Entered the service as a Private and left the service as a Private
  • Enlisted 27 Apr 1863 at Wartrace
  • Deserted May 1863
  • Deserted 23 May 1863 at Wartrace, TN
  • Residence: Putnam County, TN

PENSION APPLICATION ABSTRACT

S8363

( Download Full Pension Application)

ABSTRACT:

  • Filed August 10, 1906
  • Rejected
  • Resident of Baxter, TN
  • Member of Co. E of the 25th Tennessee Infantry
  • Wounds: Leg was broken and never healed properly
  • Diseases: Yellow jaundice which damaged lungs
  • Born: White County about 77 years ago
  • Enlisted 1861 or 1862 in the 25th Tennessee Infantry Regiment; John Hughes was Colonel; William Turner was Captain.
  • Married: three times with 8 children; Wife is 40 years old; three sons and 5 daughters
  • Attest: A. R. Massa and W. R. Bray

Supporting Documents:

  • 5 Feb 1907 - W. R. Bray and Joshua Sherrill - requests status
  • 3 Mar 1908 - W. L. Dibrell - requests status
  • 4 Mar 1908 - Tennessee Bureau of Pension Examiners - Service Records Request
  • 7 Mar 1908 - War Department - sent Service Records
  • 10 May 1908 - G. W. Lafever - requests status

CENSUS DATA

  • 1850 Census: White County, TN, Page 93
  • 1860 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 18
  • 1870 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 162
  • 1880 Census: White County, TN, Page 471
  • 1900 Census: White County, TN, Page 230B
  • 1910 Census: White County, TN, Page 108B

ADDITIONAL DATA

  • Death Certificate: Putnam County, TN (1948) - #8705 - Mary Ella Sherrill
  • Descendants of Joshua Sherrell - Upper Cumberland Researcher, Vol. XXVII, No. 3, Page 33

Photo Source: Heritage of Putnam County, Tennessee, Page 192