LIGARD JEFFERSON WHITAKER
25th TENNESSEE INFANTRY
CSA

PERSONAL INFORMATION

Born: 15 February 1843 in Overton County, Tennessee
Died: 10 April 1932 in Putnam County, Tennessee
Buried: Liege Whitaker Cemetery, Putnam County, Tennessee
Parents: James Madison and Nancy (Henry) Whitaker

Married: Rhoda Frances Byrne in 1867 in Putnam County, Tennessee
Born: 12 December 1846 in Jackson County, Tennessee
Died: 30 October 1930 in Putnam County, Tennessee
Buried: Liege Whitaker Cemetery, Putnam County, Tennessee
Parents: Lawrence and Sarah (Carlisle) Byrne

Children:

  • Hennie Whitaker
  • Joe Whitaker
  • James L. Whitaker
  • Sonora Whitaker
  • Susan Myram Whitaker
  • Demps Comer Whitaker
  • Mary Jane Whitaker
  • Ocie Whitaker
  • Tennie Whitaker
  • Francis Cleo Whitaker

RELATIVES WHO SERVED

  • Brother: John Harrison Whittaker - 25th Tennessee Infantry
  • Brother-in-law: George Dallas Byrne - 17th Tennessee Infantry
  • Brother-in-law: Robert Carlisle Byrne - 17th Tennessee Regiment
  • Brother-in-law: James Polk Byrne - 17th Tennessee Regiment

MILITARY INFORMATION

25th Tennessee Infantry
Company K

ABSTRACT:

  • Entered the service as a Private and left the service as a Corporal
  • Enlisted 31 July 1861 in Tullahoma
  • Age: 18
  • 31 July - 31 Oct 1861: Present
  • Sep - Dec 1862: Present
  • Jan - Oct 1863: Present
  • Deserted from Knoxville 4 Dec 1863

PENSION APPLICATION ABSTRACT

S16514

( Download Full Pension Application)

ABSTRACT:

  • Filed 27 July 1929
  • Accepted
  • Died: 10 April 1932
  • Resident of Baxter
  • Member of the 25th Tennessee Infantry Regiment, Company K
  • Born in Overton County (now Putnam County) 15 Feb 1843
  • Enlisted July 1861 in 25th Tennessee Infantry Regiment in Col. S. S. Stanton; Captain Abe Ford; 1st Lt. S. J. Johnson; 2nd Lt Sherod Horn ; 1st Ser. Sol Carmichael
  • Battles: Fishing Creek; Murfreesboro; Chickamauga and Knoxville
  • Wounded with a gun shot wound to right calf at Murfreesboro
  • Wife Rhoda Frances Whitaker died 28 Oct 1910. Daughter Sonora Whitaker resides with him. She was born 5 June 1871
  • Resident of TN all his life except for 10 months in Huntsville, AL
  • Attest: Joseph W. Whitaker and Algood Moore

Supporting Documents:

  • Tennessee Bureau of Pension Examiners (18 Sep 1929) - Service Record Request
  • War Department (21 Sep 1929) - Sent Service Records
  • Comptroller of Treasury to Lawrence Grace (6 May 1932) - Please have the proper death form filled out.

CENSUS DATA

  • 1850 Census: White County, TN, Page 124
  • 1860 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page
  • 1870 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 185 (listed as L. J. Whiteaker)
  • 1880 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 181A (listed as Liege Whiteaker)
  • 1900 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 116A (listed as Lee Whitaker)
  • 1910 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 137A (listed as Lidgear Whitaker)
  • 1920 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 132A (listed as Lidgeard Whitaker)
  • 1930 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 10 B (listed as Liege Whiteaker)

OBITUARY

Putnam County, TN
Will Book 6
Page 431
Online at FamilySearch
Written: 14 Aug 1912
Recorded: 19 Apr 1932
Heirs: Sonora Whitaker, J. L. Whitaker, Sue Elrod, Josiah Whitaker, D. C. Whitaker, M. J. Huddleston, Hennie McBroom, Oscie Watts, and F. C. Watts

ADDITIONAL DATA

  • Death Certificate: Putnam County, TN (1932) - #8290 - Liegue Jefferson Whiteaker