★★★ -Pinson, Richard Alexander

Richard Alexander Pinson:
Born: April 26, 1829
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Birthplace: Lincoln County Tennessee
Father: Joel Pinson 1786 – 1852
(Buried: Pontotoc City Cemetery Pontotoc Mississippi)
Mother: Elizabeth Dobbins 1794 – 1841
(Buried: Pontotoc City Cemetery Pontotoc Mississippi)
Wife: Sina Duke 1837 – 1936
(Buried: Elmwood Cemetery Memphis Tennessee)

Occupation before War:
Merchant in Pontotoc County Mississippi
1858 – 1860: Mississippi State Representative

Civil War Career:
1861 – 1862: Captain Company K 1st​ Mississippi Cavalry Regiment
1862 – 1865: Colonel of 1st​ Mississippi Cavalry Regiment
Wounded twice during the war and recommended for General
1865: Captured during the Battle of Selma Alabama
1865: Paroled by the Union Army in Columbus Miss. on May 16, 1865

Occupation after War:
1865: Elected U.S. Representative but not allowed to take office
1866 – 1868: Lived in Mobile Alabama
1868 – 1873: Merchant in Memphis Tennessee
President of Memphis Tennessee Chamber of Commerce

May 17, 1873
Place of Death: Memphis Tennessee Peabody Hotel
Cause of Death: Cholera – Inflammation of the stomach
Age at time of Death: 44 years old
Burial Place: Elmwood Cemetery Memphis Tennessee (May 19, 1873)



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