Samuel Golladay Stratton

Eighth Tennessee Cavalry
Company K
Private

Son of Thomas Jefferson Stratton and Caroline Margaret Golladay

Samuel Stratton


Samuel was 5' 5" tall with black hair, dark complexion and hazel eyes.

He enlisted on 08 November 1862 at Lebanon. The Eighth Tennessee Cavalry was originally mustered in the field as the Fourth Tennessee Cavalry. He was on detached service with Company K, 27th Tennessee Infantry for escort of Lt. General John Bell Hood until 02 March 1864.

Samuel signed an Oath of Allegiance to the U.S. government on 15 October 1864 in Nashville.

After the war, he married Alice Fisher on 09 November 1865. From 1873-82, Samuel was the circuit court clerk for Wilson County, Tennessee. Alice's died on 19 October 1877. Samuel remarried on 01 December 1881 to Leila M. Owen in Talbot County, Georgia

Samuel died at his home on 03 August 1909 and is buried beside his first wife Alice, whose grave is shown in the photo below.

His wife Leila moved to Miami, Florida on 01 January 1921. She filed a widow's pension application in 1931 based on Samuel's Confederate military service. In this application, Leila stated that her husband had been "more than once wounded near to death" in defense of the South. However, the state of Florida pension board rejected this application because Samuel had signed the Oath to the U.S. government before the war had ended.


Grave of Samuel Golladay Stratton

CSA flag  Buried at: Cedar Grove Cemetery in Lebanon, Tennessee  CSA flag


This page last updated on October 25, 2014