Private Wright Weatherly, Co. F, 14th Tennessee Cavalry, CSA

The following timeline is 1 member of the Weatherly family, who had at least 6 family members fighting on the field at Franklin: James, Houston, Rufus, William, Wright and Elial. Brothers and cousins.

1841

  • January: Wright Weatherly was born to parents Wright and Ann Weatherly in Madison County, TN.

1850

  • September 6: The U.S. Federal Census enumerated in Denmark, Madison County, TN showed 9-year-old Wright living with his parents, Wright and Ann, and his siblings: Caroline, Mary, Robert, William, Rufus, Houston, Nancy, John and Alexander. His father was a farmer and owned $1000 in real estate.

1861

  • May 15: Wright’s brothers Houston and Robert enlisted in the C.S. Army in Jackson, TN. They both mustered into Co. K of the 6th TN Infantry.

1862

  • March 10: Wright’s cousins, who lived on the neighboring farm, Elial and Lucius enlisted in the C.S. Army in Jackson, TN. They mustered into Co. L, 6th TN Infantry. His brother James enlisted on the same day and was mustered into the 51st TN Infantry.

1863

  • July 8:  Wright and 3 of his brothers: William, James and Rufus, joined the Confederate Army in their hometown of Denmark, Tennessee. They mustered into Co F 14th Cavalry. Enlisting might not have been voluntary, during the summer of 63’ Gen. N. B. Forrest was conscripting soldiers throughout West Tennessee.
  • August: Wright’s brother Rufus was wounded in battle Wright carried him off the field, losing his gun in the process.
  • November 25: Wright’s brother John T. Weatherly was killed in action at the Battle of Missionary Ridge.

1864

  • November 30: Wright and his brothers Houston, William, James and Rufus, as well as his cousin Elial “Boss” Weatherly fought in the Battle of Franklin. His brother, James Weatherly, was killed in action.
  • December 16: Boss Weatherly, Wright’s cousin, was captured while fighting in the Battle of Nashville. He was sent to Camp Douglas in Chicago.

1880

  • June 17: The U.S. Federal Census enumerated in Clark, Greene County, AR showed Wright, a farmer and his wife Mary living with four sons.

1900

  • June 28: The U.S. Federal Census enumerated in Clark, Greene County, AR showed Wright, a widowed farmer, living with his brother Rufus and his family. Although Rufus is listed as the head of the household, Wright owned the farm.

1910

  • May 11: The U.S. Federal Census enumerated in Clark, Greene County, AR showed a widowed Wright living with his widowed daughter-in-law and grandchildren. He was 69 years old and still doing work as a farm laborer.

1913

  • Paragould newspaper clipping.
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Exact date of death unknown.