Born: 10 November 1834 County, Tennessee
Died: 27 October 1912 in Putnam County, Tennessee
Buried: Salem Cemetery, Putnam County, Tennessee
Parents: Jeremiah and Catherine (Bray) Whitson

Married: Sarah Louhaney Barnes about 1855 in Putnam County, Tennessee
Born: 24 April 1837 in Jackson County, Tennessee
Died: 14 November 1925 in Putnam County, Tennessee
Buried: Salem Cemetery, Putnam County, Tennessee
Parents: John Adams and Margaret (Welch) Barnes


  1. Alice Jemima Whitson
  2. John Pleasant Whitson
  3. Catherine Whitson
  4. Mansfield Eskew Whitson
  5. Sophronia Whitson
  6. Harvy Denton Whitson
  7. James T. Whitson


13th Tennessee (Gore's) Cavalry Regiment
(also known as 8 thTennessee Cavalry)
Company H


  • Entered military as Private and left as a Private
  • Enlisted 15 Nov 1862 in White County, TN
  • 12 Oct 1862: Present

No Pension



  • 1850 Census:
  • 1860 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 4
  • 1870 Census: Putnam County, TN Page 111
  • 1880 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 81B
  • 1900 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 5A
  • 1910 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 12B


Putnam County, TN
Will Book 6
Whitson, J. M.
Page(s): 235-237
Online at Family Search

Date the Will was Written: Apr 1, 1912
Date the Will was Recorded : Nov 5, 1912
Spouse: Sallie L. Whitson
Other Information: (Jeremiah M. Whitson - Wife Sarah Louhaney Barnes)


Putnam County Herald
31 October 1912
Vol. X, No. 44, Page 4

Jeremiah M. Whitson, one of Putnam county's best known, oldest and most highly esteemed citizens, died Sunday morning at 4 o'clock at his home one mile south of this city, after a lingering illness of several months. He was almost 78 years old and his life was spent in Putnam county. For many years he was one of the leading stock traders of this county and was one of our best farmers. He served gallantly in the Confederate army throughout the Civil war. He served two terms as county trustee. He had been a devoted member of the Presbyterian church for thirty years and was also a member of the Masonic fraternity. His interment took place Sunday afternoon at Salem cemetery, near his home, the funeral begin attended by several hundred people. The funeral service was conducted by Rev. W. W. Baxter, and the interment was conducted by the Cookeville Masonic lodge. The deceased was an upright, worthy man, who enjoyed the confidence and esteem of all who knew him. He is survived by his faithful wife, to whom he had been married for more than half a century, and by six children: Reuben Whitson, M. E. Whitson, Judge H. D. Whitson, Mrs. R. B. Capshaw, Mrs. S. P. Huddleston, and Miss Catherine Whitson, all of whom reside in this county.


Photo Source: Cookeville Dispatch, 5 July 1976