Born 25 July 1836 Van Buren (White?) Co, TN, the son of Major and Anna (Anderson) Passons.
He enlisted on the 20 May 1861.
In the guardhouse with Carroll Henderson Clark in 1863 for having their guns out in the woods.
He went home on the 8 September 1863 when near Chattanooga.
He took the Oath on 4 May 1865.
He married Evaline York the daughter of Harmon and Nancy (Talley) York. She was born 22 January 1837 in Spencer, TN, and died 4 January 1911 in Spencer and is buried in Long Cemetery, near Spencer, Van Buren Co. They had eight children: Nancy Ann, Mary Elizabeth, Violet Lee, Revedy Johnson, Ida Isabell, Emma Evaline, Oliver Major and Edward Harmon Passons.
He died 29 November 1919 at Sparta, TN. and is buried in the Long Cemetery near Spencer, Van Buren Co, TN.
He was the younger brother of Tilford Anderson and William John Thomas Passons of the 16th.