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Jonathan Williams

Jonathan L. Williams (abt 1835 - July 3, 1864) served as a corporal in Company F, 13th Tennessee Volunteer Cavalry.

Personal life

Jonathan Williams was born about 1835 in Carter County, Tennessee to Mark and Elizabeth (Hurley) Williams. He married Levicy Oliver (1843-1880) with whom he had two children.[1]

Civil War service

Williams enlisted as a private in Company F on September 21, 1863 in Elizabethton, Tennessee for a period of three years and mustered in October 28, 1863 at Strawberry Plains, Tennessee. He was appointed corporal on October 28, 1863 by order of Colonel Miller.

He is described as 28 years old, 5' 9" tall, dark complexion, black eyes, dark hair, and by occupation a farmer.

Williams is listed as present for duty until November / December 1863 when he was left sick at Nelson General Hospital at Camp Nelson, Kentucky. From there he was transferred on an unrecorded date to Cumberland General Hospital in Nashville, appearing on the hospital's rolls for January / February and March / April 1864.[2] Williams was next admitted to Post Hospital at Nashville on June 17, 1864 and died there on July 3, 1864 due to "typhoid malarial fever". Williams is buried at Nashville National Cemetery in Madison, Tennessee. At the time of his death his personal effects were listed as one hat, one great coat, one pair boots, one pocket knife, one pocket book, and $20.10 in specie.

When the regiment mustered out on September 5, 1865 it was noted that he was owed a $100 bounty; no mention of his pay due has been located.

His wife applied for a widow's pension, with minor children on June 8, 1865. She applied for an increase for the children on October 13, 1868.

Notes

  1. Claim for Widow's Pension with Minor Children, May 29, 1871.
  2. Although no record is extant, he was likely still at Cumberland General Hospital during May and June 1864.
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