FUTRELL, Wiley - C.S.A.February 27, 1904
Mexican War Veteran Dead Passed Away At His Home Last Sunday
Also a Confederate Soldier
Old Uncle Wiley Futrell, one of the oldest and most highly respected citizens of Trigg county, answered the final summons of death last Sunday afternoon at the home of his son in law, Mr. Ed Moore, on Donaldson Creek. The infirmities of old age hastened on by an attack of the grip caused his death. He was about eighty nine years of age.
Mr. Futrell's wife preceded him to the grave just one year. Besides a large number of sorrowing friends and other relatives, he leaves four children - Mrs. Tandy Flood, Mrs. Binford Lancaster, Mrs. Edward Moore, and Mr. William W. Futrell all of this county, to mourn his death. He was also the grandfather of John Sherman Thomas.
Mr. Futrell had seen service through two wars. He was a soldier in the Mexican War, and was with Winfield Scott when he captured Mexico City on the 14th of September, 1847, which practically ended the war.
Then early in the beginning of the late Civil War he enlisted in the Confederate army and saw service through the entire war, what time he was not in prison. He was captured twice in this war. The first time at Fort Donaldson, when he was carried to Chicago and kept in prison for several months. He was finally exchanged and later one was capture again at Vicksburg, Miss.
In the death of Mr. Futrell, Trigg county loses one of its old land marks and the people of the community -----