CS -Wynne, Jesse Watkins

Jesse Watkins Wynne:
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Born: July 1, 1839
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Birthplace: Holly Springs Marshall County Mississippi
Father: Robert Echols Wynne 1811 – 1871
(Buried: Pleasant Hill Cemetery New London Texas)
Mother: Sarah D. “Sallie” Watkins 1810 – 1853
Wife: Margaret Ross Wynne 1845 – 1925
(Buried: Hill Crest Cemetery Holly Springs Mississippi)
Children:
Joel Echols Wynne 1873 – 1923
(Buried: Elmwood Cemetery Memphis Tennessee)
Hugh Ross Wynne 1875 – 1934
(Buried: Elmwood Cemetery Memphis Tennessee)
Jesse Watkins Wynne Jr. 1882 – 1962
(Buried: Hill Crest Cemetery Holly Springs Mississippi)

Occupation before War:
Store Cashier in the Store of James Flanagin

Civil War Career:
1861 – 1862: Private Company B 3rd​ Texas Cavalry Regiment
1861: Wound in the head at Battle of Wilson’s Creek Missouri
1862: 1st​ Lt. Company B 3rd​ Texas Cavalry Regiment
1862: Served under Sterling Price in fighting at Elkhorn
1862: Missed the Battle of Shiloh Tennessee
1862: Served under Van Dorn around Memphis Tennessee
1862: Served in the Battle of Farmington Mississippi
1862: Served in the Battle of Corinth Mississippi
1862 – 1865: Captain of Company B 3rd​ Texas Cavalry Regiment
1862: Served in the Battle of Iuka Mississippi
1863: Helped to plunder Grant’s Supplies in Holly Springs Mississippi
1864: Wounded in the arm at Battle of Resaca Georgia
1864: Served in the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain Georgia
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1864: Served in the Battle of Atlanta Georgia
1864: Captured at Battle of Jonesborough Georgia
1864: Captured his Capturers at the Battle of Jonesborough Georgia
1864: Served under Brig. General Ross in Hood’s Tennessee Campaign
1865: Surrendered at Citronelle Alabama on May 4th​

Occupation after War:
Lived in Crittenden County Arkansas for one year before moving
1867: Moved to the city of Madison Arkansas
1867 – 1869: Business Partner with Frank A. Cherry
Worked for the Firm of Dennis and Beck
Helped Form the Bank of Eastern Arkansas
President of Bank of Eastern Arkansas
1882: Town of Wynne was initiated when a train derailed leaving one boxcar without wheels sitting off the track. The train car was placed upright and called Wynne Station in honor of Captain Wynne. This would become Wynne Arkansas.


Died:
May 6, 1907
Place of Death: Memphis Tennessee
Age at time of Death: 67 years old
Burial Place: Hill Crest Cemetery Holly Springs Mississippi
 
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