Jesse B. Bynum

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Confederate Soldier: Jesse B. Bynum

Jesse B. Bynum, son of George Bynum and Rebecca B. Thomas, was born on 20 Aug 1833, in Cannon County, Tennessee.  He married Mary Catherine Rebecca Hodges on 21 April 1858 in Coffee County, Tennessee.  He enlisted in the 44th Tennessee Infantry, Co K in Hillsboro, Tennessee, in 1862.  He stayed sick and at home so much, the Yankees were surrounded in the area of his home, causing him not to regroup with his company.  Department of Cumberland has him listed as a POW and captured on 03 Jul 1863 at Tullahoma, Tennessee and was released on 09 Jul 1863 upon taking an oath. His wife filed a widow’s pension application in 1907.  Jesse died in Tracy City, Grundy County, Tennessee on 24 Oct 1904.  He is buried in the Tracy City Cemetery in the back of Section 7.

Obituary for Jesse B. Bynum:

Mrs. Grundy, Tracy City, TN, Thursday, 27 October, 1904:
"J. B. Bynum, Sr, agr 71 years, died Sunday night after a few days of illness. He was born in Cannon County and moved here about the year 1884, where has followed the occupation of miner until 5 or 6 years ago having to give up this on account of his health.  His wife and nine children survive him four daughters Mrs. R.L. Brannan, Mrs. W.A. Dishroom, Mrs. Tom Anderson, and Mrs. J. Nunley all of  this place, and five sons William and Frank of Alabama, Geo of Arkansas, J. B. and John, of this place.  Services were held at the residence by Rev. J. D. Nortcutt and the remains were laid to rest in the city cemetery Tuesday afternoon."

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