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Davis Leslie Snead Wiloford Wright

Obituary of J. W. Leslie, McKinney, Texas.

J. W. Leslie, an honored and highly respected citizen of McKinney, Tex., died at his home there after an illness of several weeks. He served for three and a half years as a soldier of the Confederacy, enlisting in Dallas, Tex., during the first year of the war. He became a member of Company I, 19th Texas Cavalry, Parson's Brigade, and was a true and faithful soldier to the end. When he received his discharge he was a sergeant in Capt. W. T. Snead's company.

Comrade Leslie was in his eightieth year. He was born in Arkansas, but his parents removed to Texas when he was a small boy. For many years he had been a resident of Nacogdoches County, but for twenty-five years he lived at Springtown, in Tarrant County. He was twice married, his first wife being Miss Lona Davis. His second wife, who was Mrs. Elizabeth Wiloford, and two daughters survive him. He was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, also of St. John's Lodge, No. 51, A. F. and A. M., of McKinney, his membership in this order running back forty years.

The writer of this sketch was his first lieutenant in the army and vouches for his having been a brave soldier, a good man, and a true Southerner, faithful to the cause for which we fought.

[R. J. Wright.]

SOURCE: Confederate Veteran Magazine, June, 1920.

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