William Loraine Colson
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William Loraine and Amanda V. Colson

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William Loraine Colson
Born: 1837, Washington County, Alabama
Died: 24 June 1908, Grimes County, Texas
Married: ca 1867 to Alice Unknown; 2nd marriage ca 1874 to Amanda V. Unknown
Lived in Lauderdale County, Mississippi before moving to Grimes County in 1870
Lived in the Roans Prairie area
He was a farmer

Amanda V. Unknown Wagnon
Born: 1844, Alabama
Died: 03 Jan 1923, Brazos County, Texas

Children of 1st marriage:
Hugh C. and John K. Colson

Children of 2nd marriage:
Arnett S., James Law, William Darden, Seaborn/Samuel Wayne, and Minnie L. Colson

Military Service
Enlisted in Company E, 3rd Alabama Calvary from Aug 1863 to Dec. 1863. Place of enlistment was Mobile, Alabama. He was shot in the hip on December 12, 1863 at Russellville, TN. He was a resident of Roans Prairie in Grimes County when he applied for his pension.
Pension Application

Burial Information

William and Amanda are probably buried at Zion Methodist Church Cemetery in unmarked graves. Included in Amanda's widow's Confederate pension application is a mortuary statement that says she was to be buried at "Iola Cemetery"

Submitted by Eleanor Colson

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