William is my Great great grandfather’s brother.
He was raised on a farm in town of Jingo which is what Fairview was first named. Joined up with his big brother Wiley Paul in 1861. Tragic end for William. After surviving the 4 years of war, the surrender in NC, and walking much of the way home he was putting a back log into his parent’s fireplace soon after making it safely home when he was ruptured. He died a few days later from it.
He was wounded at Franklin or Nashville but remained with the army. He one of the few men who surrendered with the 20th in NC.
His burial location is lost. He was buried in a cemetery with other family members near Fairview. Cemetery was destroyed decades ago and the stones were used in the foundation of a barn.
Submitted by Ronny Mangrum