ZACHARY, FRANCIS M. (1836-1917) ~ Francis M. Zachary, Confederate Veteran, was born in 1836, in Lawrence County, Missouri. He and his family came to Texas when he was 10. At the start of the Civil War, he mustered into Company A of Good's Battalion, which later formed into Gano's Battalion. Serving as a calvaryman, Zachary served in the Confederacy until his unit disbanded in April of 1865.
After the war, it is assumed that Zachary moved back to Texas where he worked as a farmer. The 1880 Census shows him living in Texas with his older sister Matilda.
On September 7, 1915, Zachary was admitted to the Confederate Men's Home in Austin, TX and died there on May 13, 1917. He is buried in the Texas State Cemetery.
Sources: Confederate Home Roster 187-2; US Census 1860 and 1880; Pension Application #28081