Private Hiram Jefferson King
C Company

 

Born on the 14 October 1832 in Viola, Warren Co, TN, the son of Wilson Carey/Cleary Nelson and Elizabeth A. (Sellers) King.

      

He enlisted on the 8 December 1862.

 

Was in hospital at Cassville, GA, from 1 July 1863 - 31 October 1863.

 

Was appointed a musician 5 March 1864.

 

One of four survivors of "C company who stayed til the surrender" and was paroled at Greensboro N.C. on the 1 May 1865 while now in the 1st Consolidated Tennessee Infantry Regiment

 

He filed for a pension #7866 on the 30 January 1906 which was accepted.

 

He married Ruth Jane Cope on the 23 March 1856 in Warren Co, TN, she was born 25 February 1836 in Viola, Warren Co, TN, and died 26 August 1918. She was the daughter of Harris Bradford and Sarah Murray (Tipton) Cope. They had 12 children: John, Carrie D., Polk, Sarah "Sally" E., Mollie, Josephine "Josie", Emaline "Emma", Lucy, William Walter, Hiram Cheatham, Thomas Jefferson and Daisy Ophelia King.

 

He died on the 25 December 1920 buried Mount Zion Cemetery, Warren County, TN. His wife is in the same grave. He was the brother of Drury/Drew Woodson King.

 


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