George H(enry) Etter, (Jr.)

Male 1831 - 1922  (91 years)


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  • Name George H(enry) Etter, (Jr.) 
    Born 3 Feb 1831  Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Occupation tanner/farmer  [2
    Military CSA Veteran  [3
    Died 14 Mar 1922  Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Buried Armstrong Church Cemetery, Irving College, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I17821  The Hennessee Family
    Last Modified 7 Dec 2013 

    Father George H(enry) Etter,   b. 8 Jan 1795, Fincastle, Botetourt County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Feb 1893, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 98 years) 
    Mother Harriet F. Rowan,   b. 8 Aug 1807, Hawkins County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jul 1882, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 1821  Hawkins County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Family ID F5451  Group Sheet

    Children 
     1. Georgia Etter,   b. (Warren County) Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 28 Jun 2017 
    Family ID F14110  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 3 Feb 1831 - Warren County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 14 Mar 1922 - Warren County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Armstrong Church Cemetery, Irving College, Warren County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Biography: ETTER, G.H. <http://tngenweb.org/warren/biography-etter-g-h/>

      G. H. Etter, farmer, of Warren County, Tenn., and now a resident of the Seventh Civil District, was born near Irving College, Warren County, February 8, 1831, and is the son of George and Harriet (Rowan) Etter. The father was born in Greenbrier County, Va., January 8, 1794, and was of German lineage. He followed the occupation of a tanner up to the late war, since which event he has tilled the soil. The mother was born in Hawkins County, Tenn., about 1809, and was of Irish descent. She died August 10, 1884.

      Our subject was the fifth of fifteen children. He remained under the parental roof until 1856, when he and his brother formed a partnership and engaged in the tanning business. His brother died in 1860, and he continued the business by himself until 1861, when he enlisted in Company H, Sixteenth Tennessee Infantry (Confederate Army) He remained in the infantry three years and then enlisted in the Eighth Tennessee Cavalry, and was in service until the close of the war. He was captured four times but was never in a prison. He received a wound at Buck Run, and while on his way from Dublin Station to Lynchburg, Va., with his regiment, the train ran off the track and he was severely injured.

      At the close of the war he came to his present location and began the life of a farmer. January 3, 1867, he married Mrs. Woodlee (wife of the late Elijah Woodlee). To them were born six daughters: Mary M., Lillie L., Georgia, Myrtle, Cleopatra and Harriett B. Mrs. Etter is a worthy member of the Christian Church. [3]

  • Sources 
    1. [S12] "Death Certificates - Warren and Van Buren Counties: 1914-1919",, p. 21 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S17960] WCGA Bulletin,Volume VII,No.1,Spring 1998,"Goodspeed Biograhies of Warren, p. 29.

    3. [S52358] http://tngenweb.org/warren/whats-new/page/7/.

    4. [S12] "Death Certificates - Warren and Van Buren Counties: 1914-1919",, p. 20 (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S40866] Geroge H. Etter, obituary, "Southern Standard", April 15, 1893, (Reliability: 3).