Private  John Calvin Atnip

G Company

 

He enlisted on the 21 September 1862 but was in hospital since mustering in.

 

Wounded in joint of left elbow at Murfreesboro on 31 December 1862. Was sent to hospital at Shelbyville 20 April 1863 as a result of wounds.

 

Furloughed and remained at home and was not able to get back.

 

States he took the Oath in 1864 "to save my life from a drunken mob of yanks".

 

After the war, he became a cabinet maker and often made coffins for the local undertaker whenever they were needed.

 

He was born 25 November1844, Smithville, DeKalb Co, TN, the son of William Alexander and Nancy Frances (Luna) Atnip.

 

He married Anna “Annie” S. Amey Quillen on 23 September 1866 in White Co, TN.  She was born 20 February 1847 in DeKalb Co, TN, and died 31 January 1894 in White Co, TN. She was the daughter of William H. and Amy (Driver) Quillen.

 

Had 11 children: Mary J., James “Jim” Enoch Lennis, Nancy Ann “Annie” Ruth, Florence Isabelle, William Alexander “Alex”, Andrew Jackson “Jack”, Robert Lee, Dovie Alice, Elijah “Lige”, Tennie S. Gernia “Gurnie” Dell and Tennie S. Atnip.

 

He died 31 August 1921 in White Co, T N, and is buried in the Indian Mound Cemetery, White Co, DeKalb Co, TN, his wife Amey is also buried there.


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