Private Andrew Jackson "Jack" Passons
I Company

He was born on the 27 December 1843, Van Buren Co, TN, the son of Tilford Anderson and Sarah Moore (Hutson) Passons.

He enlisted on the 1 August 1862 at Chattanooga, TN.

Captured at Calhoun, GA, 14 May 1864 he was sent to Rock Island, IL.

He enlisted in USA Navy on10 June 1864.

He was discharged from the Navy on 27 June 1865 at New York City.

It took him 2 years to get back home. (Some speculated that it was due to disgrace because of joining the Union Navy, but others say it was due to a sickness and memory loss.)

He married Margaret Eugenia Cotton on 16 July 1871 at Baliff Ferry, White Co, TN, she was born 8 February 1853 and died 12 March 1916. She was the daughter of William Felson and Patunia (Landrum) Cotton. They had 10 children: William Tilford, Mary E., Sarah A., Arminda "Mindy" Louella, Nancy A., Evaline "Eva" Louise, Augusta, Violet Ann, James "Henry" and Daisy Ether Passons.

He died 20 November 1888 at Cane Ridge, Van Buren Co., TN, and is buried in Long Cemetery, near Spencer, Van Buren Co., TN, as are his grandparents, father, a brother and a sister.

He was named after General and later President Andrew Jackson, with whom his grandfathers, Major Passons and Matthias Hutson, served during the War of 1812.

His son William Telford and two daughters, Mary and Sarah, are buried in the Cotton Cemetery in Warren County.

His father and two uncles were in the Regiment.