Private William J. Ferrell was born October 7th, 1833 at Washington County, Georgia.
He married Margaret S. Floyd on January 15th, 1857.
In 1860 he was living near Quincy, Gadsden County, Florida, along with Margaret and 2 sons. He was by occupation an overseer.
He enlisted in Davidson’s Company on April 28th, 1862 at Rico’s Bluff, Liberty County, Florida. William was promoted to 4th Corporal on June 5th, 1863. He was captured near Nashville, Tennessee on December 16th, 1864 and sent to the military prison at Camp Douglas, Illinois.
He was released on June 19th, 1865. Private Ferrell applied for and was awarded a Florida Confederate Pension.
He died on April 27th, 1917 and is interred at Hosford Cemetery, Hosford, Liberty County, Florida.