William T. Menefee

Portrait of William T. Menefee Headstone Photograph

W. T. Menefee 1840-1928 Co. E. 10. Ala. Inf. Day's Brig.
Full Name: William T. Menefee
Location: Section:Confederate Field, Section 3 (B)
Row:D  Number:47
Reason for Eligibility: Confederate Veteran 
Birth Date: October, 1840 
Died: February 23, 1928 
Burial Date: February 24, 1928 
Confederate Home Roster Information:
Birth Place: Alabama 
Occupation: Farmer 
Marital Status: Married 
Came To Texas: 1881 
Residence: Littig, Travis Co., Texas 
Admitted To Home: May 13, 1918 
Religion: Seventh Day Adventist 
Brigade: Day's 
Regiment: 50th Alabama Inf. 

MENEFEE, WILLIAM T. (1840~1928). William T. Menefee was born in October of 1840, to Isaac Alexander Menefee and Hepsabeth Buys, both of Athens, Limestone County, Alabama.

William married Missouri Ophelia Sloan on November 17, 1870, in Athens, Alabama. Together, they had eight children, six of whom lived to adulthood. They are: Mary Jane Menefee Liles Gibson, John Alfred Menefee, Jerry B. Menefee, Charlie B. Menefee, Thomas David Menefee, and Lillian Ophelia Menefee English.

William served as a private in Company E, in the 50th Alabama Infantry, in General Day's Brigade, in the Army of Tennessee. William was taken as a prisoner of war and was paroled on May 2, 1865, at Greensboro, North Carolina.

In 1881, William and Missouri moved to Texas and settled in Littig, Travis County, where William and most of his children lived out their lives. While living in Travis County, William worked as farmer, wheelwright, and mechanic. On May 13, 1918, William and Missouri were admitted to the Confederate Men's Home in Austin. William died of pneumonia on February 23, 1928. After his death, Missouri was moved to the Confederate Women's home, where she lived until her death on January 13, 1941.

William and Missouri and buried next to one another in the Texas State Cemetery.

Information taken from Confederate Home Roster, Death Certificates and Mrs. T. D. (Jackie) Menefee, Jr.

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