taylorClarence TAYLOR, MR CLARENCE, age 72, passed away peacefully Tuesday, January 26, 2010 at Life Care Center of Morgan County. He was born and raised in Crossville, TN. He was a member of Meister Memorial SDA Church and was baptized July 1997. Mr. Taylor was a retired Navy Veteran with 30 years of service. Also retired with 10 years at BMCF. He was preceded in death by mother and father Walter and Ella Taylor. A special CNA; Carrie Ledford aka “BONNIE”, brother-in-law; Don L. Robbins of Deer Lodge. Mr. Taylor is survived by wife of 24 years; Cleda Hall Taylor. Daughter and son-in-law; Michelle and Randy and granddaughter; Cheryl of Charleston, SC. Brothers-in-law; Clayton and Cleo Hall of Sunbright, Carlene and Edward Morgan of Sunbright, Cathlene and Eugene Morgan of Calhoun, GA, Charlene and the late Don L. Robbins of Deer Lodge, Charlotte and Denny Phillips of Briceville and Connie and Sam Hall of Wartburg. Also a host of nieces, nephews, grand nieces and nephews also survive. The family will receive friends Wednesday, January 27, 2010 from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. at Schubert Funeral Home, Sunbright. Funeral service will follow at 8:00 P.M. with Pastor Phil Colburn officiating. Graveside service will be Wednesday at 11:00 A.M. in the Mt. Hope Cemetery.  [Schubert Funeral Home]

James M. Jones

son of Samuel H Jones, was born 1848.

In 1861 James M Jones enlisted in the Union Side,12th Kentucky Infantry, Company K.

He enlisted as a private and mustered out as a corporal.

He was at Camp Clio, Kentucky.

He was in the war for 3 years, 9 months. His pension application number was 239685, certificate 149.803.

The 1890 Veterans Schedule for Morgan County TN listed his service information.

James M Jones was the grandson of James B Jones.

His two uncles, William A Jones and John Elijah Jones were also Union soldiers from Morgan County.

 

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Hige Coffman, served in WW II.

Son of Will and Onie Watson Coffman.

COFFMAN, Mr. Hige Houston — age 72, of Wartburg, died Saturday morning July 18, 1998 in the Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge. He was a member of the St. Paul’s Lutheran Church of Wartburg and was a veteran of World War 11. He retired from the Postal Service Oak Ridge. Surviving are his wife, Georgia Mae Heidel Coffman of Wartburg, Tenn.; sister Ora Lee Coffman of Wartburg, Tenn.; several nieces and nephews, other friends and relatives. Funeral service will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 p.m. from the St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Wartburg with Rev. William Shultz officiating. The family will receive friends Monday evening 7-9 p.m. Schubert Funeral Home Chapel, Wartburg, Tennessee. Interment in Morgan Memorial Gardens, Wartburg, Tennessee. [The Knoxville News Sentinel; July 20, 1998]

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Photo: Henry Coffman, son of Will and Onie Watson Coffman. US Marines, WW11. (another great-uncle).
Service; Pacific Area 21 September 1943 - 21 October 1945. Battles, engagements, skirmishes, expeditions; Tarawa (wounded here), Gilbert Islands, 20 Nov 1943 - 32 Nov 1943, Sai pan & Tinian, Marianar Islands, 15 June 1944 - 1 August 1944. Assigned to active duty 3 December 1942, issued Hon Ser Lap But at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina on 14 November 1945, awarded Purple Heart Medal.

Henry Coffman,

son of Will and Onie Watson Coffman.

US Marines, WW II 
Service; Pacific Area 21 September 1943 – 21 October 1945.

Battles, engagements, skirmishes, expeditions; Tarawa (wounded here), Gilbert Islands, 20 Nov 1943 – 32 Nov 1943,

Sai pan & Tinian, Marianar Islands, 15 June 1944 – 1 August 1944.

Assigned to active duty 3 December 1942,

issued Hon Ser Lap But at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina on

14 November 1945, awarded Purple Heart Medal.

Billie Watson

b. January 6,1925 in the Pine Orchard Community — d. October 20, 2006.
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Billie joined the US Navy July 5, 1943, entered into active service in Chattanooga July 12,1943. He was stationed on the AD 16 USS Cascade Destroyer Tender serving in the Pacific during World War 11 for two years working as a crane operator. The Cascade was used as a supply ship serving the battle ships during the war. They mainly traveled to the Marshall Island, the Carolinas and Okinawa & occasionally Hawaii. He also served on the USS Tryon & the USS John Land.
He got an Honorable Discharge in Memphis, Tennessee March 11, 1946.

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WATSON, MR. BILLIE, age 81 of Oakdale, passed away October 20, 2006 at the Life Care Center of Morgan. He was ordained as a deacon of Rankins Chapel Church in 1963. He also served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was preceded in death by his wife of 53 years, Lela Clark Watson; parents; William Houston and Blanche Coffman Watson; brother, Alvin Watson and sister, Vannie Underwood. He is survived by his son, David and Gail Watson of Oakdale; daughters; Brenda and Tommy Clark of Spring City and Arlene and Gary Smith of Oakdale, Grandchildren; Michelle Clark of Harriman, Tony and Annette Clark of Soddy Daisy, Felicia and Bruce Bagwell of Rockwood, Jeremy Smith of the U.S. Air Force and Serena and Larry Peters of Oakdale. Five great grandchildren. Sisters; Mona Powell, Irene Helton, Dot Summers, Gladys Dalton and June Horton; special friend Rita Summers along with various family and friends. The family will receive friends Saturday, October 21, 2006 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Schubert
Funeral Home, Wartburg. Funeral services will be held Sunday, October 22 at 3:30 p.m. at Rankins Chapel Baptist Church with Rev. Kerry Ruppe officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

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Born 1826 South Carolina, died August 7, 1863 Battle of Jackson.. Jackson, Mississippi

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 William Jasper Vincent, Birth July 4. 1833 in White county. died Dec 28, 1902 in Meigs county.  served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War. He was a Sgt, Company I, 3rd Tennessee Mounted Infantry.

Also, served with the 43rd Tennessee Infantry Regiment for a time.

He was captured at Vicksburg, Mississippi July 4, 1863 & paroled later in July 1863.

He was wounded three times in that battle and remained handicapped for the rest of his life over them.

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 Bert Montgomery Jones that was killed in the Argonne Forest in France on October 1, 1918 during World War I and is buried in the Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery in France. Bert was born in Burrville (Morgan County, Tn) April 8, 1892 and joined the Army from Utah while working in the Salt mines there.

Bert was the son of James M & Hannah Kidd Jones.

 WILLIAM B. LANGLEY

 Dec 16, 1841,  Jul 5, 1933

PVT CO B FIRST TN REGT OF INF
He was in both,  Co F & B

Son of James O. and Margarett Peggy Langley

Husband of Lydia Frances Taylor
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Children:
Delia Alice Cross, Albert,
Dora E Love,
Mary Jane,Wylie Emmet,
Julia Florence Mathis,
William Henry, & Emma F. Headrick.

Burial in Liberty Cemetery, Wartburg, Morgan Co., TN

Great-Great-Grandfather of Steve Mathis

VIRGEL NORTHRUP (WORLD WAR 1)

IVAN (BUD) VIRGEL NORTHRUP (KOREA WAR)
SON OF VIRGEL

JOHN IVAN NORTHRUP (NAVY)
SON OF IVAN (BUD) NORTHRUP

JOSEPH VIRGEL NORTHRUP  
 SON OF IVAN (BUD) NORTHRUP

Courtesy of Carolyn Northrup