THOMAS UPCHURCH
4 thTENNESSEE (MURRAYS) CAVALRY
CSA

PERSONAL INFORMATION

Born: July 1843 in Jackson County, Tennessee
Died: after 1920 in Buffalo Valley, Putnam County, Tennessee
Buried:
Parents: Gillium and Elizabeth (Murray) Upchurch

1st Married: Martha Malone about 1865 in Jackson County, Tennessee
Born: 1845 in Jackson County, Tennessee
Died: Before the 18 February 1892 in Jackson County, Tennessee
Buried:
Parents: William and Nancy (Unknown) Malone

Children:

  1. Eliza Upchurch
  2. Gillium Upchurch
  3. Nancy Upchurch
  4. Mary Upchurch
  5. Asia Upchurch
  6. William Upchurch
  7. Enris U. Upchurch
  8. Thomas B. Upchurch

2nd Married: Martha Willoughby Wheeler on 7 February 1892 in Jackson County, Tennessee
Born: May 1860 in Jackson County, Tennessee
Died: 18 Feb 1918in Jackson County, Tennessee
Buried: Whitaker Cemetery, Jackson County, Tennessee
Parents: Isaac Richard and Jane (Jones) Willoughby
Widow of: James E. Wheeler

Children:

  1. Berry Upchurch

RELATIVES WHO SERVED

  • Brother: William Upchurch - 1st Tennessee Mounted Infantry - USA
  • Half-Brother: Carter Upchurch - 25th Tennessee Infantry - CSA
  • Half-Brother: H. Ross Upchurch - 16th Tennessee Infantry - CSA

MILITARY INFORMATION

4 thTennessee (Murray's) Cavalry Regiment
Company E

ABSTRACT:

  • Entered military as Private and left as a Private
  • Enlisted 1 Nov 1862: Flynn's Lick
  • 22 Aug 1862 - 23 Jan 1863: Absent without leave
  • 12 Oct 1862: Present

22 ndTennessee Infantry Battalion
Company C

ABSTRACT:

  • Entered military as Private and left as a Private
  • Enlisted 10 Sep 1862 at Pikeville
  • 10 Sep - 31 Dec 1862: Present
  • Jan & Feb 1863: Absent at Hospital sick since 21 Feb 1863
  • Mar & Apr 1863: Absent at Hospital sick since 19 Jan 1863
  • Tennessee Board of Pension Examiners: Records show that Thomas Upchurch confined at Knoxville on 20 Mar 1865 as a deserter. Deserted at Bristol, VA on 9 Mar 1865. Took the Oath of Allegiance to the US on 20 Mar 1865 and sent north.

PENSION APPLICATION ABSTRACT

S14897

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ABSTRACT:

  • Filed: 4 Feb 1916
  • Accepted
  • Residence Buffalo Valley, Putnam County, TN
  • Member of 4th Tennessee Cavalry Company K
  • Born 1843 in Jackson County, Tennessee
  • Enlisted in 1862 under Col Murray; Officer R. J. C. Gilbreath
  • Battles: Murfreesboro; Frankfort, GA; Atlanta, GA; Bird's Mountain, GA
  • Wounds: Struck in the back by a bomb and was disabled for about 4 weeks
  • Imprisoned during the war
  • Married: Wife is dead; 8 children: 4 sons and 4 daughters.
  • Attest: John Jackson and Joseph Gipson

Supporting Documents:

  • Tennessee Board of Pension Examiners (8 Mar 1916) - Service Records Request
  • Special Examiner (22 Mar 1916) - The War Department shows that a Thomas Upchurch took the Oath of Alligiance on 20 Mar 1865. Was that you?
  • Thomas Upchurch (25 Mar 1916) - Requests status of his pension application
  • Thomas Upchurch (25 Mar 1916) - He was captured. First on the retreat from the battle of Savannah, and second by "Parais" men on his raid into Tennessee on 31 Jan 1864. He was sent to Ft. Delaware until March 1865. He came home and never took the Oath of Alligiance.
  • Thomas Upchurch (8 Apr 1916) - He can prove that he was captured. Ask Joseph Gipson.
  • War Department (24 Apr 1916) - Sent his service record

CENSUS DATA

  • 1850 Census: Jackson County, TN, Page 324
  • 1860 Census: Jackson County, TN, Page 278
  • 1870 Census: Jackson County, TN, Page 238
  • 1880 Census: Jackson County, TN, Page 258C
  • 1900 Census:
  • 1910 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 140B

ADDITIONAL DATA

  • Death Certificate: Jackson County, TN (1918) #27 - Martha Neware
  • Jackson County, Tennessee Loose Records: Upchurch, H. R. vs Anderson, Byrd - 1901
  • Jackson County, Tennessee Loose Records: Upchurch, Martha vs Upchurch, Tom 1892 & 1915