1st Lieutenant Jesse ‘Pa-Jay’ Walling
E Company

He was born 15 March 1841, was one of eight children of Smith Joseph and Rachel (Denton) Walling, his father was a sheriff and s judge.

Enlisting in the Regiment on the 15 May 1861. 

Elected as 1st Sergeant on the 6 June 1861 and the promoted to 1st Lieutenant on the 8 May 1862. 

Wounded at the battle of Murfreesboro (Stones River), TN, on 31 December 1862. 

Resigned his commission on the 25 April 1863, while at McMinnville, TN, as he was disabled due to gunshot wound to left arm.

He was a sheriff and judge of White Co, TN.

A founder of the City Bank and Trust Company of McMinnville (1912) and was mayor three times. He operated the last stage coach line in the town, and was a co-founder of the Annis Cotton Mill, Rock Island, the first electric power plant on the Barren Fork River. He also owned Park House Hotel which served as the headquarters for the stage line.

He married Isabell ‘Belle’ Adelsa Winton on 7 October 1863, she was born 30 September 1847 in Overton Co. and died 25 June 1939.  She was the daughter of  John J. and Ellen (Grissom) Walker. They had eight children: Ella Edna, Carrie L., Hull R., Edgar W., William Joe, Jesse Belle, Robert, and Clarence Dallas Walling.

He died 11 March 1936 and they are buried in the same grave at Riverside Cemetery, Warren Co, McMinnville, TN.


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