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,…

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

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…

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…

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,…

Martin Robert Allen, Pvt., was born November 27, 1844, in Fort Bend County, Texas. He was 16 when he joined Company C on October 7, 1861 in Georgetown, Texas, and he had his 17th birthday shortly after.

His parents were Texas Revolution veteran…
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