1860 — Hillsboro, Hill County, Texas
Name was Fleming Hodges Wyatt.
Fleming was born to William Hodges Wyatt and Anna Ray Wyatt on 29 Dec 1829 in AL, and he was the eldest son and one of 10 children. According to an old family Bible that belonged to his father, Fleming's name was spelled Flemmon with no middle initial. Fleming came to Texas by ox wagon from Alabama with his parents about 1859 and they settled near the small town of Brownsboro in Henderson County. It was probably here that he met and married Catherine Elizabeth Rich, daughter of Hardy and Hannah Atkinson Rich.
Fleming and Catherine are listed on the 1860 Census for Hill County, TX: He was married, a farmer, age 30 [he is listed as L H Wiatt in the transcription of that census]. He and Catherine had two daughters that were listed: Cynthia Ann and Sarah Hannah (my ancestor.) These were the only two children that were born to Fleming and Catherine.
Fleming's military service began March 10, 1862 at Kimball, Texas, when he enlisted in I Company, 10th Texas Infantry and became a Prisoner of War when his Regiment was captured at Arkansas Post in January 11th, 1863 and arrived at Camp Douglas Prison near Chicago, Illinois, on January 29th 1863. He was paroled there for exchange on April 1, 1863, and then was exchanged at City Point, Virginia, on April 7th. Fleming returned to his Unit and was listed as being present in all records for the 10th Texas Infantry. He participated in all the battles that the regiment fought, up to and including the Battle of Franklin, Williamson County, TN where he was killed in action on November 30 1864. Privte Fleming Wyatt is buried in a common grave for unknown Confederate Soldiers in the McGavock Confederate Cemetery in Franklin, Williamson County, TN
The actual facts of Fleming's service and his death were unknown to his family. They were told he was on his way home from the War and was set upon by renegades who killed him and dumped his body in a river. This must have devastated his little family, but they never knew the real facts. Catherine, his wife is listed on the 1870 census as living with a brother and her mother. On 17 Feb 1876, both her daughters were married in a double wedding in Comcanche County, TX: Cynthia Ann married Samuel Wilson Black and Sarah Hannah married Andrew Ervin Green. In 1877 the little family received another blow when daughter Cynthia Ann died in child birth. Her son "Hoddie Black" was given to Catherine Elizabeth to raise. Sarah Hannah and Andy Green went on to have 14 children and Catherine Elizabeth made her home with them until about 1901. By tradition, Catherine Elizabeth went to take care of an ill brother who died and supposedly she died shortly there after. It is reported that she died in 1901 around Sipe Springs, Comanche Co., TX, but no one has been able to verify her date and location of death. Catherine Elizabeth never remarried.
Fleming H Wyatt.
Find A Grave Memorial# 10470728