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Jesse William Humphreys (August 28, 1842 - February 11, 1914) served as a corporal in Company G, 13th Tennessee Volunteer Cavalry.

Personal life

William Humphreys was born August 28, 1842 in Carter County, Tennessee to Jesse and Eliza (Smyth) Humphreys.[1] He married Sarah A. Baird (1861-1934) with whom he had two children.[2]

Civil War service

Humphreys enlisted as a private in Company G on September 24, 1863 in Carter County, Tennessee for a period of three years and mustered in October 28, 1863 at Strawberry Plains, Tennessee. He was appointed corporal on September 30, 1864.

He is described as 21 years old, 5' 10" tall, fair complexion, black eyes, black hair, and by occupation a farmer.

Humphreys is listed as present for duty until March or April 1864 when he was left sick in a hospital at Nashville, Tennessee.[3]

Humphreys mustered out with the regiment on September 5, 1865 at Knoxville. He had last been paid to August 31, 1864, owed $45.18 1/2 to the government for clothing in kind or money advanced, had been paid a $25 bounty, and was owed a $75 bounty.

Post-war life

Humphreys applied for an invalid's pension on June 6, 1871. He died February 11, 1914 in Morristown, Tennessee and is buried at Liberty Hill Methodist Church Cemetery in Hamblen County, Tennessee. His wife applied for a widow's pension on February 19, 1914.


  1. Although his given name is Jesse William, he used William throughout nearly all of his life.
  2. 1900 U.S. Census, 6th Civil District, Hamblen County, Tennessee.
  3. When he was admitted to the hospital and when he returned to the regiment was not recorded.

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