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Farmer Gee McMath Whitehead

Obituary of Eugene Magee Whitehead, Denton, Texas.

On February 8, 1922, at Denton, Tex., Eugene M. Whitehead, Sr., answered the last roll call and passed over the river to join his many comrades gone before. He was born November 2, 1840, in Carroll County, Miss. In 1861 he joined Company H, 4th Mississippi Infantry, at Carrollton, under Capt. Joe Gee. His first fight was at Fort Henry, and he was then at Fort Donelson, where he had to surrender, and was taken to Camp Morton for eight months. He was taken prisoner three times, and the last time he and three comrades escaped by jumping from a train near Indianapolis, Ind, and were hidden by a Southern man near Louisville, Ky. After making their way back home, he joined the noted N. B. Forrest and served with hin until the final surrender.

IN 1866 he was married to Mrs. Wallace, who lived only a few years, then, in 1872, he married Miss Fannie Farmer, who survives him. A son and daughter are also left-E. M. Whitehead, Jr., of Arlington, Tex., and Mrs. C. S. McMath, of Denton; and there are many grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.

When a young man he joined the Baptist Church at Mt. Nebo, of which he was a consistent member to the end. He was also a member of Sul Ross Camp, U. C. V., at Denton.

(His niece, Elizabeth Whitehead.)

SOURCE: Confederate Veteran Magazine, October, 1922.

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