MATTHEW SIMS SMITH
16th TENNESSEE INFANTRY
CSA

PERSONAL INFORMATION

Born: 27 July 1821 in Jackson County, now Putnam County, Tennessee
Died: 28 July 1897 in Putnam County, Tennessee
Buried: Smith Chapel Cemetery, Putnam County, Tennessee
Parents: John and Elizabeth (Sims) Smith

Married: Mary Ann Matheny before 1850 in Jackson County, Tennessee
Born: 16 August 1823 in Jackson County, Tennessee
Died: 13 July 1905 in Putnam County, Tennessee
Buried: Smith Chapel Cemetery, Putnam County, Tennessee
Parents: Samuel Davis and Scytha (Grimsley) Matheny

Children:

  1. Syntha Letha Smith
  2. Elizabeth Smith
  3. William W. Smith
  4. Sidney S. Smith
  5. Annette Smith
  6. Mary Emaline Smith
  7. Olive Smith
  8. Anthoney Lee Smith

RELATIVES WHO SERVED

  • Nephew: Milton M. Owen - 16th Tennessee Infantry Regiment
  • Nephew: John F. Owen - 16th Tennessee Infantry Regiment
  • Nephew: Rufus E. Owen - 16th Tennessee Infantry Regiment

MILITARY INFORMATION

16th Tennessee Infantry Regiment
Company K

ABSTRACT:

  • Listed as M. S. Smith
  • Enlisted as a Private and left as a Private
  • Enlisted 9 Jun 1861 at Camp Trousdale
  • Age: 48
  • Discharged as a non-conscript 16 Jul 1862

PENSION APPLICATION ABSTRACT

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ABSTRACT:

  • Filed: 27 Oct 1891
  • Accepted
  • Residence: near Cookeville, Putnam County
  • Member: Captain H. H. Dillard's Company K, 16th Tennessee Infantry; Col. John H. Savage
  • Disease: Was sick at Huntersville, VA with typhoid fever; effects of said disease left physical system permanently broken down
  • Born: Jackson County (Putnam County)
  • Enlisted: 9 Jun 1861 in Capt. H. H. Dillard's Co. 16th Tennessee Infantry
  • Wife is 65 years; Son is 24 and Daughter is 25
  • Attest: H. H. Dillard and H. Denton
  • Children: Leytha Lee - 50; Elizabeth Anderson - 48; W. W. Smith - 46; Sidney Smith - 44; Mary Johnson - 42; Olive Delaney - 30; A. L. Smith - 28

Supporting Documents:

  • H. Denton (20 May 1894) - Support

CENSUS DATA

  • 1850 Census: Jackson County, Page 266
  • 1860 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 89
  • 1870 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 215
  • 1880 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 132D

WILL

Putnam County, TN
Will Book 6
Page 131
Online at FamilySearch

  • Listed as M. S. Smith
  • Written 7 Sep 1895
  • No Recorded Date
  • Executor is Mary Ann Smith (wife of MSS) if she is living. If not, Milton M. Owen is executor
  • Granddaugher: Pearlie Smith
  • Children: Cyntha J. Lee, S. E. Anderson, W. W. Smith, S. S. Smith, Mary E. Johnson, Olive Delaney, Lee Smith
  • Attest: O. N. Draper and J. M. Sliger

OBITUARY

The Cookeville Press
5 Aug 1897
Vol. X, No. 42, Page 5

  • Mr. Mathew Smith, an old and highly respected citizen of the 15th district, died last week. Mr. Smith was an old Confederate soldier and was for many years surveyor of the county. He was a man of integrity and much usefulness, sober, upright, full of charity and kindness to those dependent upon him. A good husband, and indulgent father and a useful citizen. Peace to his memory.