John Riley McCreight, 3rd Sergeant, Co. C, 9th Tennessee Infantry

1830

  • Born to John R and Margaret Thompson McCreight in South Carolina

1850

  • October 2: The United States Federal Census taken in Tipton County, Tennessee shows John, a farmer, living with his parents and siblings.

1856

  • June 17: John is listed as being the Postmaster for Mount Zion, Tipton County Tennessee

1860

  • July 30: The United States Federal Census taken in Tipton County, Tennessee shows John, a teacher, living alone.

1861

  • May 24th: Enlisted into the Confederate Army in Jackson, Tennessee

1862

  • January-May: Company Muster Roll: Present
  • April 24:  John is listed in the Memphis Daily Appeal as Wounded
  • May-June: Company Muster Roll: Absent-Sick Furlough
  • July-August: Company Muster Roll: Present
  • September-January: Company Muster Roll: Present

1863

  • January-February: Company Muster Roll: Present
  • March-April: Company Muster Roll: Present

1864

  • January-February: Company Muster Roll: Present
  • November 30: Killed in Action, Franklin, Tennessee-Battle of Franklin, buried on battlefield

1866

  • April: Exhumed from the battlefield and reinterred in the McGavock Confederate Cemetery, Tennessee Section Grave # 160