Courage & Contradiction

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  • Collection: Williamson County Grays

David Sackville Cooke, Pvt. Cooke was born December 24, 1829, to Melchizedek Brim Cooke and Lucy Ann Jones in Madison County, Tennessee. He was orphaned at an early age and came to Williamson County, Texas, in the 1850’s with relatives.

He…

George Washington Craven, Pvt. Craven was born on October 18, 1843 in Indiana, and he came Williamson County in 1854. In 1860 he was living in the Bagdad community in Williamson County working as wagon maker. He enlisted in Company C on December 19,…

William Ensor Bouchelle, Pvt. Bouchelle was born in February 3, 1832 in Morganton, Burke County, North Carolina. Bouchelle came to Georgetown in June 1854. He enlisted in Company C in July 1862, with his step-daughter’s husband, William Warrick.

John Wesley Branch, Pvt., son of James W. Branch and Nancy Matthews, was born in Shelby County, Texas, on October 16, 1842. His family moved to the Bagdad community in Williamson County prior to 1850 where he worked as a stock raiser.
John joined…

Lewis H. Collier, Pvt., was born February 4, 1839 in Mississippi. He married Elizabeth Smith, daughter of Taylor Smith and Sally Martin, on January 12, 1860, in Williamson County, Texas.
He enlisted in Company C on October 7, 1861, in Georgetown,…

Robert R. Hyland, Pvt., was born February 12, 1842, in Burleson County, Texas. His father, Joseph Hyland, fought at the Battle of San Jacinto in the Texas Revolution.
At age 19, Hyland joined Company C on December 9, 1861, in Round Rock, Texas. He…

John Wesley Snyder, 1st Lt. –Capt. Snyder began the war as a 1st Lieutenant and was promoted to Captain toward the end of the war. He was born June 21, 1837, in Yazoo County, Mississippi and came to Williamson County in 1855 with his family. His…

J.M. Tucker. Tucker joined the Wilco Grays when he was only 18 years old.
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