William C. Grissett, Private, Co. C, 57th Alabama Infantry, Confederate

1824

  • William Calvin Grissett is born in Columbus County, North Carolina.

1840

  • William Grissett marries Catherine Strickland.

1850

  • December 7: The United States Federal Census taken in Pike County, Alabama shows William, a farmer, and Catherine living with their 4 children: Marion, William, Mahala and John.

1852

  • January 1: William purchases 39.89 acres of land in Pike County, Alabama.

1860

  • July 31: The United States Federal Census taken in Pike County, Alabama shows William, a farmer, and his wife Catherine living with their 9 children: Marion, William, Ann M, John, Thomas, Emily, George, Elizabeth and Catherine.

1863

  • September 1: William enlisted in the Confederate Army in Pike County, Alabama.

1864

  • November 30: Fought in the Battle of Franklin. Killed in action. Buried at the McGavock Confederate Cemetery. A1 #126