Person:William Fleshhood (1)

Pvt. William Joseph Fleshhood
d.15 OCT 1862 Winchester, VA
m. 6 JAN 1794
  1. Caroline Flesheart - 1829
  2. Mary Ann FlesheartAbt 1795 - 1859
  3. Joseph FlesheartAbt 1797 - Abt 1818
  4. Pvt. William Joseph Fleshhood1797 - 1862
  5. Elizabeth Flesheart1800 - 1829
  6. Francis FlesheartAbt 1803 -
  7. Susannah Flesheart1806 -
  8. Jane Arbareen Flesheart1808 - 1903
m. 13 MAY 1847
  1. Francis Fayette Fleshood1849 - 1916
  2. Lydonia Fleshood1851 - 1861
  3. Ferdinand Flournoy Fleshood, Sr.1855 - 1937
  4. Harriet Isabell Fleshood1857 - 1924
Facts and Events
Name Pvt. William Joseph Fleshhood
Alt Name Jack
Gender Male
Birth? 1797 Botetourt Co., VA
Marriage 13 MAY 1847 Brunswick, Co., VAto Harriet Isabelle Buckley
Occupation? Tinner/roofer and Wagonmaker (Brunswick Co. census records)
Other[1] 1849 Brunswick Co., VAofficer in the Brunswick Co. chapter of the Free Masons--Steward and Tyler Misc
Other? 1 APR 1862 Enlisted in the Confederate Army as a substitute for Henry A. Pearson Military
Death[4] 15 OCT 1862 Winchester, VACause: According to Dr. Pritchett, of pneumonia in the Civil War
Burial[5] Winchester, VAMt. Hebron Cemetery Complex, Stonewall section, headstone #199
Other? Served in Capt. Richard G. Pegram's Company of Virginia Light Artillery. Military

From Sue Jones via Mary Fleshood of Delray Beach, FL: "I have not been able to trace his journey from Botetourt CO to Brunswick but I do know that he must have lived in Petersburg at one time. His marriage to Martha Barnes was printed in the Petersburg paper and listed both as being from that city.

"William's grandfather, Fayette Wysong, fought in the Revolution and was at Yorktown at the time of the surrender [his date of death is too early for this]. He was prominent in the settlement of Botetourt Co. and the brick building in which he made wagons is still standing. I was there several years ago to meet Dr. Dudley Wysong from McKinney, TX who is trying to buy the property.

"It has been common knowledge that all of the Fleshoods are very musical--most of them can play some instrument and all of them have beautiful singing voices."

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  1. Charles W. Moore, Freemasons' Monthly Magazine: Vol.8 (Boston: Tuttle and Dennett, 1849), ; digital images, Go
    Accessed; 17 June 2010; 351.

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  2.   Personal knowledge of the author, Rachel Abernathy Pearson, ((sc)address for private use(/sc)).
    Phone conversation with Eric Fleshood on 8/31/10.

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  3.   Dr. William M. Pritchett, Civil War Soldiers from Brunswick COunty, Virginia (Baltimore, MD: Gateway Press, 20.

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  4. War record says John T. Griffin appeared in court claiming guardianship, with Sabat Griffin providing bond security, and Robert M. Mallory the representing attorney. John T. Griffin was a captain in Civil War and may have been the brother of Capt. Sabat Griffin. Sabat was married to a Mallory--related to Reobert M. Mallory?
  5. Headsdtone reads "J. Heshford." William may have had the middle or given name Joseph. According to a local Civil War historian named Ben Ritter the original headstone would have been painted wood. When the paint was worn almost beyond recognition, someone copied down the information on the hundreds of headstones. Later, that hand-written list (now lost) was typed, and poorly at that. Eventually wood headstones were replaced by stone. The bad misspelling of the name and alternate date of death (9 Oct 1862) may both be due to these circumstances.

    In June, 2009, Pat Ashby of the Turner Ashby chapter of the Daughters of the Confederacy of Winchester, Virginia, concurred that the "J. Heshford" headstone was William's. The chapter will correct the headstone this year as part of their ongoing work of restoration and preservation.