William Newton Sowell

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William N. Sowell
Co. A,
16 Tex,
Full Name: William Newton Sowell
Location: Section:Confederate Field, Section 1 (F)
Row:B  Number:2
Reason for Eligibility: Confederate Veteran 
Birth Date: 1848 
Died: December 13, 1931 
Burial Date: December 14, 1931 
Confederate Home Roster Information:
Birth Place: Texas 
Occupation: Farmer 
Marital Status: Widower 
Came To Texas: 1848 
Residence: Seguin, Texas 
Admitted To Home: March 16, 1926 
Religion: Baptist 
Army: Trans Mississippi 
Division: Walker's 
Brigade: Cook's 
Regiment: 16th Texas Inf. 

SOWELL, WILLIAM NEWTON (1844 ~ 1931). Confederate veteran William Sowell was born in Texas in 1844 in Guadalupe County.

During the Civil War he served in Captain Bob Davis' Company, Major Fulchord's Battalion of Cadets, and was later consolidated with Colonel Anderson's Regiment. From testimony given from those who knew Sowell, he enlisted in 1863 at Seguin and was stationed in Victoria for a time. Eventually Sowell's unit was stationed in Galveston and it was there until the end of the War and may not have seen any combat.

After the War, Sowell lived in several places in Texas as a farmer. He applied for a Confederate pension from Lockhart, Caldwell County, Texas in 1909 and said he had been living there for five years.

At an unknown time, Sowell entered the Confederate Men's Home in Austin. He was released at his own request from the Home on August 20, 1918 for unknown reasons. He was readmitted to the Home after a time and he died there on December 13, 1931. He was buried at the Texas State Cemetery a short time later.

Information taken from the Texas State Cemetery research department.

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