|From the Confederate Veteran, 1907, Page 181....BARGER
W. Gleason BARGER died at his home, near
Martin, Tenn., in July, 1906, aged sixty-six
|From the Confederate Veteran, 1908, Page xxxvii....JONES
Dr. John M. JONES was born July 3, 1846, in Weakley County, Tenn., and entered theConfederate Army at the very incipiency of the war in Company H, FORREST'S old regiment, participating in the battles and campaigns of that command, which were many, and surrendered at Gainesville, Ala., May11, 1865. He was a member of the Tom Hindman Camp. U.C.V., Newport, Ark. He had lived at Newport for thirty-one years, where he practiced medicine successfully the entire time, dying February 13, 1908, aged sixty-two years--an excellent soldier and an eminent physician. Dr. JONES survived his wife, who was Miss Callie PATTERSON of Weakley County, Tenn., but five days, she having been an invalid for ten years.
|Death of Aged Union Soldier....FORD
Dresden Enterprise December 20, 1917 Page 1
Mr. J. H. (Uncle Sy) FORD died Tuesday afternoonat
4 o'clock at his home, three miles east of Dresden in the 79th year of
his age. Mr. FORD had been ill for a year and confined to his bed for several
months. He was the father of ten children, seven living, as follows: Messrs.
Henry, George, Ben and Mesdames Nancy JACKSON, Maggie CROCKER, Fannie FORD,
and Selma GLOVER. The remains were interred on Wednesday at West Union,
services conducted by Rev. H. E. JENKINS.A very large crowd attended the
funeral and interment.Mr. FORD was a Union soldier, serving, during the
|The Dresden Enterprise December
Death of Ex-Confederate Soldier
|from an undated paper, submitted by Maureen
WHITE PIERCE, a great-great-granddaughter
In Memory of Hon. George M. Terry Hon. George
Miller Terry, son of Captain James and Mildred Terry, was born September
2, 1847 at Brook Neal, Campbell County, Va. He belonged to a large
and distinguished family of old English and Scotch-Irish ancestors, who
immigrated to Virginia in the early colonial days. He enlisted in
1864 in Company A of the Virginia Reserves, artillery, which guarded the
railroad from Richmond to Danville, Va. He was also on duty at High
Bridge, Farmville and in the battles of Sailor's Creek and Chafin's Farm,
Va., where he was wounded in the jaw and captured by the federals under
General Ewell, April 6, 1865 and taken to Point Lookout, Md., where he
was parolled July 6, 1865 and returned home. He entered a private
school and remained from 1865 to 1867, when he came west and began merchandising
with his uncle, Judge H. C. Bailey, at Hickman, Ky. He married Miss
Albertine Winston (a native of Weakley county, Tenn.) June 14, 1871.
In the fall of 1871 he located on a farm one mile west of where is now
the town of Sharon, Tenn., where in January, 1874 he moved his residence,
newly built, and opened one of the first stores at this new railroad station.
He was elected justice of the peace in 1878 and continued in this office
(except one year) until his death October 11, 1914, at 4:30 a.m.
He joined the Hickman Lodge No. 96 of the I. O. O. F. in 1868 and became
a charter member of Sharon Lodge No. 208 in 1877, an held the offices of
recording secretary and district deputy grand master at his death. He was
also a member of the Dresden Encampment. His brethren of the Odd
Fellows order showed their high esteem of his worth by several lodges joining
in the funeral march to the number of one hundred or more. Rose Lodge
No. 125, also claimed his membership in the order of Knights of Pythias.
All fraternal orders held a high regard for his because he was truly fraternal
in his heart and practice. He loved to help the needy and sympathize
with those in distress, or in need of a friend and brother beloved.
He was a greater lover of children and young people and showed this interest
not only in his home life, but also in his associations with friends and
comrades and the public school. He was notary public and attorney
at law for any year and made a good reputation for prompt and accurate
business ability, as well as equity and justice in the legal profession
of law. His general rule was to settle every case peacably (sic)
and by satisfactory compromise, if possible, on right principles.
The poor sought his counsel because they learned that he heard them gladly
and gave to them freely of his warm heart and active mind and body.
To serve his friends was his delight and job. He longed to the United
Confederates and attended a great many reunions. They showed their
appreciation of him by attending his funeral in a body and several spoke
in loving and tender words. He was a life-long Democrat, and attended,
with two exceptions, for forty years every state convention. Last,
but no least, he was a strong believer in the Christian religion.
He professed faith in Christ in boyhood and united with the Missionary
Baptist church at Brook Neal, Va. After marriage he joined with his
beloved wife the Methodist church, at Sharon, Tenn., and remained in this
church until some years after the death of his wife, when he took a letter,
but did not connect himself with an other church. He was friendly
and helpful to all institutions for the benefit of his fellowman, and especially
liberal in building schools and churches. He was the most devoted
father the writer has ever known, and was never happier than when surrounded
by his children at home. His going away has left a vacancy
in the heart, the home and the community that can never be filled by anyone
else. May the good Lord sustain and comfort the many friends and
relatives scattered from old Virginia to California. Besides a host
of friends, who are bereaved, the greatest loss is sustained by his seven
children, viz.: Albert G. Terry, St. Louis, Mo.,; George M. Terry, Sommerville,
Tenn.; Mrs. Robert Tidwell and Mrs. G. T. Mitchell, Miss Fern Terry, Charles
E. Terry and Herman R. Terry, of Sharon, Tenn. These dear children
have the sincere sympathy and love of a large circle of relative sand friends
who will counsel with and help them when needed. He was also greater
devoted to his two sons-in-law and two daughters-in-law and seven grandchildren.
He was the fifth member of his father's family to die and still leaves
six brothers and three living sisters viz.: James M. Terry and Joseph O.
Terry and Mrs. Eliza Puckett, of Brook Neal, Va.; Rev. Henry L. Terry,
of Newington, Va.; Mrs. Mollie Maddox, Naruna, Va.; Mrs. Kate M. Holt,
Lynchburg, Va.; Robert L. Terry, Pamplins City, Va.; Rev. Howson B. Terry,
Martin Tenn.; Isham F. Terry, Chattanooga, Tenn. These relatives
and friends mourn the great loss of a devoted brother, affectionate father,
grandfather and affectionate father, grandfather and helpful friend and
neighbor. The memorial services were conducted in the presbyterian
church, instead of the home on account of the rain, Rev. L. E. McCoy, of
McKenzie, Tenn., officiating. The large audience crowded the church
until there was no standing room. Touching tributes were made to
his persona life and character by representatives of the Confederate Veterans,
the public school board, the I. O. O. F. Order and the different churches.
Among those who spoke were: Wm. J. Allen, John M. Glass, Dr. B. T.
Bondurant, Colonel E. E. Tansil, W. E. Tansil, Attorney J. R. Thomason
of Dresden,; Rev. B. S. McLemore, P. C., Methodist church; Rev. Jackson
Presbyterian church and Rev. Howson B. Terry, who had been intimately associated
with his brother's home for forth years. The largest procession,
perhaps, ever leaving Sharon, followed his remains to Mt. Vernon, where
they were laid to rest under the honors of the Independent Order of Odd
Fellows, Noble Grand Jodie Nowlin in charge, and several lodges joining
the Sharon Lodge No. 208. The floral designs were many and
beautiful, including individual offerings and wreaths from his children,
the Odd Fellow lodge, the Baptist Ladies' Aid Society and the Cemetery
John Wesley PATTERSON - Confederate Obit.
The Sharon Tribune, 20 Jan 1928
Death of Old Soldier
Another of that fast fading, thin gray
line has answered the last roll call and is resting from his labors.
Mr. John PATTERSON passed away Monday morning at the home of his daughter,
Mrs. C.B. BROOKS, in Sharon.
[John's daughter, Mrs. C. B. Brooks of Sharon, was Auvergne Patterson Brooks, the wife of Charles B. Brooks.]
Submitted by Nancy Denty Breidenthal
BACK to Civil War Page
Webpage by MaryCarol