John C. Wyatt

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J. C. Wyatt
Belonged to Co I 15th
Tex. Inf. Palingman's Brig.
Trans Miss Dept.
Full Name: John C. Wyatt
Location: Section:Confederate Field, Section 3 (B)
Row:J  Number:52
Reason for Eligibility: Confederate Veteran 
Birth Date: 1832 
Died: February 9, 1918 
Burial Date:  
Confederate Home Roster Information:
Birth Place: Missouri 
Occupation: Farmer 
Marital Status: Widower 
Came To Texas: 1853 
Residence: Cross Plains, Callahan County, Texas 
Admitted To Home: October 1, 1917 
Religion: Baptist 
Army: Trans Mississippi 
Brigade: Polignac's 
Regiment: 15th Texas Inf. 

WYATT, John C. (1832-1918) ~ John C. Wyatt, Confederate Veteran, was born in September of 1832, in Missouri. He worked as a farmer and came to Texas in 1853. He and his wife Ary, had a total of eleven children.

On March 22, 1862, at the age of thirty, John Wyatt mustered into Company I of the 15th Texas Infantry at Waco, TX. On May 22, 1862, Wyatt was appointed to 2nd Corporal. From November 1862, to March of 1864, Wyatt was absent due to severe illness. So severe, the surgeon issued disability papers on Wyatt stating that he was incapable of performing the duties of a soldier. Wyatt was demoted to private and upon his return to service in March of 1864, he was assigned to commissary duty and served until the close of the war.

Wyatt returned home and assumedly returned to farming. In 1870, Wyatt and his family are believed to be in Arkansas where his son George T. was born in 1870. In 1900, the census shows that the Wyatt's were living in McCulloch County Texas with their children, George T., Lorin, and Mary E. Eight of the eleven children were living in 1900.

On October 1, 1917, Wyatt entered the Confederate Men‘s Home in Austin, Texas as a widower. He died there on February 9, 1918, and is buried in the Texas State Cemetery.

Sources: Military Records of Wyatt, John C.; Confederate Home Roster 175-14; 1900 US Census Record

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