Private James Monroe Passons
I
Company

 

Born 26 August 1851 the son of William John Thomas and Cecelia or Celia (Grissom) Passons.

 

He enlisted on the 20 May 1861.

 

On leave March -April 1862

 

Absent sick May - June 1862 when at Corinth, Miss

 

Listed as present but not able for duty July - Aug 1862.

 

In April 1864 he is listed as being detailed to Pioneer Corps of Division.

 

Served to the end and was paroled at Greensboro N.C. on 1 May 1865.

 

Is listed by Head as being wounded at Resaca.

 

He married Sophrona Passons, born 29 January 1856 at River Hill, White Co, TN, and she died 3 May 1898. She was the daughter of Benjamin and Rebecca (Anderson) Mays. They had six Edward J., Joseph C., Thomas L., Celia Rebecca, Emma and William Brown Passons.

 

He next married Ida Ora Haston the daughter of Charles Thomas and Selina Elliot ‘Ellie’ (Morgan) Haston, on the18 December 1898 in White Co, she had previously been married to George Franklin McBride who had died on the 12 May 1896 they had one child George Franklin McBride jr. She was born 9 February 1874 and died 30 January 1966. She and James had three children: Dova Clata, Mattie Delma and James Monroe jr.

 

Joined the Union Cumberland Presbyterian Church on the 12 August 1909.

 

He died 15 October 1927 and is buried at Old Union Cumberland Presbyterian Cemetery, White County, TN. His wives are in the same grave. His father and a brother are also buried in the same cemetery.

 

The photo is of the above person.

 

Private James Monroe Passons
I
Company

 

Born 27 December 1843 in Van Buren Co., TN, the son of  Tilford Anderson and Sarah ‘Sally’ Moore Hutson.

 

He enlisted on the 20 May 1861.

 

On leave March - April 1862

 

Absent sick May - June 1862 when at Corinth, Miss

 

Listed as present but not able for duty July-Aug 1862.

 

In April 1864 he is listed as being detailed to Pioneer Corps of Division.

 

Served to the end and was paroled at Greensboro N.C. on 1 May 1865.

 

Is listed by Head as being wounded at Resaca.

 

He married Nancy Rachel Talley the daughter of John Wesley and Sarah Jane ‘Sally’ (Martin) Talley. She was born 1844 in TN and died in 1872 in Van Buren Co. They had four children: Sarah A. Pamela Milly, John Wesley and Samuel A Passons.

 

He died 20 November 1888 and is buried in Long Cemetery, near Spencer, Van Buren Co, TN, as are his grandparents, a brother and a sister. His father, two uncles and a brother served in the Regiment.

 

It would seem most likely that this is the James Monroe Passons in the Regiment, thus not the person in the photo.