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William C. Painter

Male 1837 - 1863  (26 years)


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  • Name William C. Painter 
    Born 1837  Probably Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    1860 Census 17 Aug 1860  Williamsburg P.O., Callaway County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Served Civil War, Co. E, 24th Missouri Infantry Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    HIST 1850 Franklin Co., IN Census, Butler Twp, 505/253B, 23 Nov 1850 by OM Bartlow
    [Next door to Wm. and Edy McCafferty]
    line 27, 43/43 Wm. Nicholson 60 M Do. [Farmer] 530 Md.
    Amy 58 F Carolina
    Thomas 30 M Do [Farmer] Ia cannot r/w
    James 22 M Do [Farmer] Oo
    William 18 M Do [Farmer] " [Oo]
    Demias 16 M Do [Farmer] Ia
    John 14 M " [Ia]
    Sarah 12 f " [Ia] attended school
    George 10 M " [Ia] attended school.

    1860 Callaway Co., MO Census, District No. 18, pg. 152/930, 17 August 1860 by John Berry, P.O. WmsBurg, line 19, 1009/1042 E. PAINTER 53 M Farmer 300/200 Pa, Olla 35 F Indianna, William 21 M " [Indianna], David 12 M " [Indianna], Elizabeth 10 F " [Indianna], Isaac 8 M " [Indianna], Ezekiel 4 " [Indianna], line 26, 1010/1043 Margaret 1 F Mo, Elizabeth LARY 50 F Farmer 200/100 Va, Wilson F. 16 M Ind, line 29, 1011/1044 James McCLAFFERTY 2 Farmer 200/300 " [Indianna], Anna 21 F " [Indianna], Ellen T. 5 F " [Indianna], Elizabeth 3 F " [Indianna], James F. 2 M Mo, line 34, 1012/1045 Eada McCLAFFERTY 62 F Farmer 500/30 Va, Maria BROCK 8 F Indianna, Benjamin Rader 24 M Farmer 200/200 " [Indianna], Margaret 30 F " [Indianna], John 5/12 M Mo. 
    Died 4 Nov 1863  Military Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I1291  Our Genealogy
    Last Modified 8 Jun 2011 

    Father Ezekiel "Zeke" Painter,   b. 1808, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Mar 1886, Montgomery County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Mother Jane Rowan,   b. BET. 1811 - 1820, Boone County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Nov 1840, Madison, Jefferson County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 20 years) 
    Married 24 Jun 1830  Boone County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Family ID F553  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • "Big Bill Painter was soon known for miles around as the strongest man among the settlers. He could life a bigger log than any other; also out-run, out-swim, out-wrestle, out-jump, any other man that could be found. He was best with an ax or at most any manual labor.

      "At log rollings, house raising, clearings, and other gatherings andcontests, no one could be found who could out do Bill Painter,and he was quiet and modest, very kind and helpful to others. Very bashful among ladies, and often took his axe or gun and went into the forest when young ladies would come to the Painter home on visits. He had a very meager education, and never thought of trying to make money by exhibiting his great strength. He had no desire for publicity or professional honors. He enjoyed being with his folks and friends that he had known all hislife. Thoughts of highly refined society, travel and wealth were not for him. He would gladly perform feats when those who were near and dear to him would request him to do so, as no man could be found who could throw him in a wrestle. They would gang up on him and yet he just laughed at them. He could lay flat on his back on the ground and outstretched arms and legs and just submit to their grasping any desired hold on him, and as many as could get close enough to hold on, and when they would announce they had him down and were sure they could hold him, he could roll them around as though they were just little children. He was ever careful to not seriously injure any one. But he would be up on his feet, laughing at them in a few seconds.

      "But our hero joined the Union Army and went south to fight for the Union. He was quiet and reserved among the soldiers and few of his comrades knew of his super strength. He was wounded once and went back home on a short furlough, and then returned to his regiment and gave his life for the Union cause, and was buried near Memphis, Tennessee."

      -William Thomas Painter

      Painter, William Union Infantry 24th Regiment, Missouri Infantry - were near Memphis Sept. 1863

      Civil War Pension Index: General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934,ancestry.com
      Name of Soldier: PAINTER William C.
      Name of Dependent: Father PAINTER Ezekiel
      e 24 Mo Inf
      1871 July 31 Father 198.073/178.990

  • Sources 
    1. [S1777] Lillian Painter Bouck.

    2. [S2583] 1860 Callaway Co., MO Census, District No. 18, pg. 152/930, 17 August 1860 by John Berry, P.O. WmsBurg, line 19, 1009/1042 E. PAINTER 53 M Farmer 300/200 Pa, Olla 35 F Indianna, William 21 M " [Indianna], David 12 M " [Indianna], , Elizabeth 10 F " [Indianna], Isaac 8 M " [Indianna], Ezekiel 4 " [Indianna], line 26, 1010/1043 Margaret 1 F Mo, Elizabeth LARY 50 F Farmer 200/100 Va.

    3. [S1754] Letter of William Thomas Painter.

    4. [S1416] Civil War Pension Index: General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934.

    5. [S1992] Online Marriage Record, Marriages of Campbell, Boone and Kenton Counties, Kentucky, 1795-1850, POINTER, Ezekiel & Jane ROWEN, 24 June 1830, m by William Montague, b Francis Rowan, A-114, Boone Co., KY.


 
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