Benton County, Tennessee, World War 1 Veterans

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This list of Benton County, Tennessee, World War 1 Soldiers was taken from Record Group 36 of the Tennessee State Library and Archives. Record Group 36 is comprised of the compiled service records of soldiers and sailors who served in the First World War from Tennessee. Information on individual servicemen and women came from the files of Major Rutledge Smith, Chairman of the National Council of Defense for Tennessee, World War I; from the office of the Adjutant General of Tennessee, 1933-1937; and from the report of the Provost Marshal General to the Secretary of War, 1917-1918.

The fields show–in order from left to right–the serviceman’s name, age or year of birth, birthplace, notes, and page number in the original volume. The data is arranged by the first letter of the soldier’s last name. It should be noted that additional information regarding the soldier’s rank, training, dates of service, discharge, etc. can be obtained from the microfilmed records in Record Group 36, linked below.

Errors in the military records are not uncommon; it may be the case of a simple spelling error or misheard information. The information in the WWI listings is given as it appears on the original record.

The index that follows is not a “complete” list of all Tennesseans who served in World War I. Individuals from Tennessee who enlisted in other states are not included. Only those soldiers whose names appear in the compiled service records (Record Group 36) are included on this list.

Once you figure out whether your ancestor is included and which page they are on you will want to consult the original file which can be found on our site in the following pdf.

Index of Benton County, Tennessee World War 1 Veterans

This index reports that 417 individuals served from Benton County during World War I. There were 384 soldiers in the Army, 5 of which were officers. There were 22 sailors in the Navy and none were officers. There were 5 Marines in the Marine Corps. There were 6 fraudulent enlistments, discharges, dishonorable discharges, or desertions.


Last NameFirst NameAge or DOBBirth PlaceNotesPage
AbbottWilliam Archell1896Benton Co., TN 1
AdamsEarl18Coldwater, KY 1
AkersBanjaman C. Faxon, TN 1
AkersHenry G.1887Faxon, TN 1
AkinBivvin M.22Steel, MO 1
AllenDavid Luther20 Sailor53
AllenHorace A.1892Houston Co., TN 1
AllenJames F.1896West Point, TN 1
AllenLewis Marshall30Houston Co., TN 2
AllenNoah Lee1897Camden, TN 2
ArnoldHenry W.24Corning, AK 2
ArnoldRichard Elos19 Sailor53
AskewLeo22Big Sandy, TNWounded45
AtkinsDave H.24Hustburg, TN 2
AutrySam25Coxburg, TN 2


Last NameFirst NameAge or DOBBirth PlaceNotesPage
BakerAllie G.1889Benton Co., TN 2
BakerEula U.23Big Sandy, TN 2
BakerFountain P.26Big Sandy, TN 2
BakerHerbert E.28Holladay, TNWounded45
BakerMarshall J.25Benton Co., TN 3
BakerMarvin1894Big Sandy, TN 3
BakerVirgil A.29Big Sandy, TN 3
BallingerClint1889Decatur Co., TN 3
BarnesCharlie A.1889Big Sandy, TN 3
BarnesEulious G.23Big Sandy, TN 3
BarnesHenry V.1891Benton Co., TN 3
BarnesJesse C.1888Big Sandy, TN 3
BarnesRaymond E.18Henry Co., TNDead49
BarnettJohn G.20Camden, TN 4
BarnettLee Roy22Murray, KYWounded45
BarnettPeter T.25Camden, TN 4
BatemanWilliam H.23Camden, TN 4
BeasleyMims G.21Camden, TN 4
BeechumMarvin1896Big Sandy, TN 4
BelyewJesse1897Big Sandy, TN 4
BelyewJohn H.1892Big Sandy, TN 4
BerryClaude1889Big Sandy, TN 5
BerryMillard E.26Benton Co., TN 5
BevilleJim F.1895Benton Co., TN 5
BlackLeonard1892Camden, TNDead49
BlackTroy22Benton Co., TN 5
BlakelyElihu W.1894Camden, TN 5
BlanksBud1894Eva, TN 5
BomarCharles R.29Camden, TN 5
BomarEnloe1896Camden, TN 5
BomarJoe E.22Benton Co., TN 6
BondsWill1897Benton Co., TN 6
BradfordWilliam T.22Henry Co., TN 6
BradleyHobert T.22Camden, TN 6
BradleyJames David1897Benton Co., TN 6
BradleyVasco1894Big Sandy, TN 6
BranchGeorge F.24Camden, TN 6
BrewerBenjamin H.27SharonTN 6
BrewerJesse25Big Sandy, TN 7
BrewerJesse S.1897Big Sandy, TNDead49
BrewerJohn S.23Benton Co., TN 7
BrewerRobert22Benton Co., TN 7
BridgesJames C.1896Camden, TN 7
BrownJessie Sewell1897Benton Co., TN 7
BrownJohn H.29Big Sandy, TN 7
BrownJohn H.1887Big Sandy, TN 7
BurchamBob1896Cotburg, TN 7
BurleyAlfred22Berzelia, GA 8
BurseyPorter1896Camden, TN 8
ByasGarfield23Forsyth, GA 8
ByrdMarvin E.24Parsons, TN 8
ByrnHillman18Big Sandy, TN 8


Last NameFirst NameAge or DOBBirth PlaceNotesPage
CainAvery M.25Camden, TN 8
CainLouie Bingham22Camden, TN 8
CampJames Madison1888Holladay, TN 8
CappsBob28 Sailor53
CappsJames W.1887Lyles, TN 9
CappsJohn Henry17 Sailor53
CarneyJohn F.23Danville, TN 10
CarterElbert E.27Lexington, TNWounded45
CherryWilliam H.28Big Sandy, TN 9
ClementArchie N.1894Big Sandy, TN 9
ClementQuince M30Big Sandy, TN 9
ColeWilliam B.22Camden, TN 9
ColeWilliam Hobert1897Benton Co., TN 9
CollierOliver G.21Faxon, TN 9
CollierPaul B.22Faxon, TN 9
ConwayFrank27Savannah, TNDeserter58
CooperBennie F.1896Big Sandy, TN 10
CooperEdgar W.30Benton Co., TNWounded45
CooperThomas W.19Big Sandy, TN 10
CorbettAmos B.22Camden, TN 10
CowellClarence C.23Camden, TN 10
CowellClarence C.1889Camden, TN 10
CraneyAlbert L.18Danville, TNDishonorable Discharge58
CrossnoWillie1895Camden, TN 10
CrossnoZollie H.1895Camden, TN 11
CrowellJohnnie22Waverly, TN 10
CrowellLevi M.25McEwen, TN 11
CuffWilliam Aubrey20 Sailor53
CulpepperWill24Henry Co., TNWounded45
CunninghamLeon19Big Sandy, TN 11


Last NameFirst NameAge or DOBBirth PlaceNotesPage
DanielBenjamin E.25Big Sandy, TN 11
DavidsonHubert Eugene1897Faxon, TN 11
DavisLon V.21Big Sandy, TN 11
DavisRussell1895Benton Co., TN 11
DavisWilliam J.1894Big Sandy, TN 11
DinwiddleHarold24 Sailor54
DinwiddleMathie B.26 Sailor54
DivineyCecil24Dickson, TN 12
DobbsWilliam M.1893Scott Co., TNOfficer51
DobsonAlexander C.1895Camden, TN 12
DohertyClarence1890Jackson, TN 12
DohertyClaude L.21Benton Co., TN 12
DortchHarvey Green23 Sailor54
DortchIsaac Freeman31 Sailor54
DotySamuel W.23Big Sandy, TN 12
DouglassCalvin M. J.22Beacon, TN 12
DowdyHerbert J.25Big Sandy, TN 12
DowdyJohn21Big Sandy, TN 12
DurdenMarvin A.29Camden, TN 13


Last NameFirst NameAge or DOBBirth PlaceNotesPage
EarpBen Herklee23Benton Co., TN 13
EarpWilliam24Holliday, TNDeserter58
EllisWilliam Granville1895Camden, TNMarines52
ElmoreCarlos23Camden, TN 13
EvansCharlie22Big Sandy, TN 13
EvansRichard C.1893Benton Co., TN 13


Last NameFirst NameAge or DOBBirth PlaceNotesPage
FairrisRichard DeWitt1897Cottage Grove, TN 13
FarmerAlbert D.31Benton Co., TN 13
FarmerWilliam A.28Big Sandy, TN 13
FarrarAlfred P.26Benton Co., TN 14
FarrarDorsey22Camden, TN 14
FarrarRueben N.25Humphries Co., TN 14
FisherGriffin T.1893SugarTree, TN 14
FisherWillie1892Camden, TN 14
FitchpatrickCharles26Big Sandy, TN 14
FitzpatrickGeorge A.1890Faxon, TN 14
FlowersErnest1895Big Sandy, TN 14
FlowersMartin L.1892Holladay, TNDead49
FlowersSilas G.1896Benton Co., TN 15
FlowersWilliam B.30Benton Co., TN 15
FlynnFelix25 Sailor54
FosterRobert H.25Big Sandy, TN 15
FrenchJerry A.18Big Sandy, TN 15
FryErnest H.27Decatur Co., TN 15
FryVoris18Camden, TN 15


Last NameFirst NameAge or DOBBirth PlaceNotesPage
GaddyClayton B.22Danville, TNWounded46
GaddyClifton23Houston Co., TN 15
GarnerElbert Obadiah28Burton Co., TNDead49
GarnerGranville1897Big Sandy, TN 15
GarnerJames Washington1896Benton Co., TN 16
GoodmanWilliam W.29Coxburg, TN 16
GoodwinLinzy A.25Nashville, TNDead49
GreerEuris25Big Sandy, TN 16
GreerLeonard M.22Big Sandy, TN 16
GrossEdward N.27Spring Creek, TN 16
GrossWilliam A.30Faxon, TN 16
GuynnJames A.26Camden, TN 16


Last NameFirst NameAge or DOBBirth PlaceNotesPage
HamptonJames1892Westport, TN 17
HargisElgie R.25Benton Co., TN 17
HargisLee F.19Camden, TN 17
HargisRichard V.30Camden, TN 17
HarperDewey U.18Camden, TN 17
HarrisBertie C.22Benton Co., TN 17
HarrisJohn W.1892Holliday, TN 17
HartleyCharles B.28Camden, TNWounded46
HartleyHorace26 Sailor55
HartleyRobert William1897Camden, TNMarines52
HartleyUlmont A.24Decatur Co., TN 17
HatleyGuy1895Camden, TN 17
HatleyHorace N.1896Benton Co., TN 17
HatleyHouston26Benton Co., TN 17
HatleyHubert22Benton Co., TN 17
HatleyLawrence Benton Co., TN 17
HatleyLewis1891Camden, TN 17
HatleyMark23Hollady, TN 17
HatleyMelton H.23Holladay, TN 17
HawleyCyril22Camden, TN 18
HawleyRoyal E.22Camden, TN 18
HedgeJimmie A.24Murphysboro, ILWounded46
HedgesWashine G.1895Camden, TN 18
HelmsJohn W.26Camden, TN 18
HenryJefferson D.25Benton Co., TN 18
HensonRoy O.25Terrice, TN 18
HerndonBennett H.1892Eva, TN 18
HerndonFinis O.1897Benton Co., TN 18
HerndonRoger R.21Benton Co., TN 19
HerrinEphram M.28Camden, TN 19
HicksCharlie25 Sailor55
HicksClifford1894Camden, TN 19
HicksCuterill J.24Big Sandy, TN 19
HicksElvis Jesse1896Holladay, TN 19
HicksRobert G.1894Cavie, TN 19
HicksTheron M.1900Benton Co., TNFraudulent Enlister58
HigdonErnest R.1891Holladay, TN 19
HinsonComadore28Hickman Co., TNDead50
HinsonWilbert1897Camden, TN 19
HolladayRaymond B.24 Sailor55
HollandDavid C.28Sharon, TN 20
HollandEdward C.1890Eva, TN 20
HollandEugene A.21Benton Co., TN 20
HollandHozzie Butler1897Benton Co., TN 20
HollandJohn J.30Big Sandy, TN 20
HollandJuney J.28Camden, TN 20
HollandMarshall L.22Big Sandy, TN 20
HollingsworthLeander H.26Camden, TN 20
HollowellHobert1897Benton Co., TNDead50
HoskinsJames G.25Camden, TN 21
HoskinsWilliam C.26Camden, TN 21
HubbsBlantie M.1897Camden, TN 21
HubbsWendell P.1893Holladay, TN 21
HudsonCarlos J.1896Camden, TN 21
HudsonClarence1896Camden, TN 21
HudsonJohn   21
HudsonJohn G.25Camden, TNDishonorable Discharge58


    No Listings


Last NameFirst NameAge or DOBBirth PlaceNotesPage
JenkinsWilliam B.28Clarkton, MODead50
JenningsJames M.1893Holladay, TN 21
JohnsonAlmer W.1889Camden, TN 21
JohnsonJames O.1896Camden, TN 22
JohnsonJohnnie G.25Camden, TN 22
JohnsonWilliam C.23Camden, TN 22
JonesJohn F.1894Big Sandy, TN 22
JonesSam P.1897Benton Co., TN 22
JonesSol1891Big Sandy, TN 22
JordonJesse Albert1895Camden, TN 22
JordonNoah Alson25Benton Co., TN 22


Last NameFirst NameAge or DOBBirth PlaceNotesPage
KeeAmos1889Camden, TN 23
KingCharlie25Holladay, TN 23
KingJohnie F.21Henry Co., TN 23
KirkWalter M.1893Camden, TN 23


Last NameFirst NameAge or DOBBirth PlaceNotesPage
LampleyAllie21Kingston Springs, TNWounded46
LampleyElonzo L.22Pegram State, TN 23
LaneErclie23Hollow Rock, TNWounded46
LashleeAtha T.1889Era, TN 23
LashleeCecil H.28Waverly, TN 23
LashleeTom Wilburn1897Camden, TN 23
LawrenceSherman23Big Sandy, TN 24
LeslieFrank L. C.1898Bedford Co., TN 24
LessenberryHardy1894Milan, TNWounded46
LewisJohn W.24Camden, TN 24
LewisVirgle28Benton Co., TN 24
LindseyIsaac Clinton1891Faxon, TN 24
LockhartEdward H.23Camden, TNDead50
LockhartLoyd1896Camden, TN 24
LockhartRay1893Camden, TN 24
LoveallFred Bryan1896Benton Co., TN 24
LowryErnie H.22Benton Co., TN 25
LowryVoid24Benton Co., TN 25
LyonRobert E.1897Henry Co., TN 25


Last NameFirst NameAge or DOBBirth PlaceNotesPage
MaddenJohn M.22 Sailor55
MadreyFelix B.1889Camden, TN 26
MalinBertie1896Benton Co., TN 26
MalinEben30Holladay, TN 26
MalinJohn C.1889Holladay, TN 26
MarchbanksJames P.1889Camden, TN 26
MarchbanksNewbern F.1893BuenaVista, TN 27
MarchbanksRuel18Benton Co., TN 27
MasseyDave O.22Burton, TNWounded47
MasseyWilliam H.1890Camden, TN 27
MatlockJames C.25Coxburg, TNDead50
McAuleyJessie E.1894Camden, TN 25
McCayMarvin Cornelius26 Sailor56
McCordAudie1893Camden, TNWounded47
McCordMaultie F.21Camden, TNWounded47
McCulloughEarle L.1899Camden, TX 25
McDanielGeorge P.21Big Sandy, TN 25
McDanielHillard26Benton Co., TN 25
McDanielTallie24Big Sandy, TN 25
McElyeaRichard Blout25 Sailor56
McIllwainAsberry D.1895McIllwain, TN 26
McRaeJohnnie1889Benton Co., TN 26
MedlockPink A.28Big Sandy, TN 27
MeltonJames Newt1896Eva, TN 27
MeltonJames William1897Eva, TN 27
MeltonOscar E.1893Big Sandy, TN 27
MeltonRay1897Eva, TN 27
MeltonRoyal29Benton Co., TN 28
MeltonRuford C.23Way, TN 28
MeltonThomas M.1896Big Sandy, TNWounded47
MeltonWillie O.21Eva, TN 28
MitchellFrancis C.22Camden, TN 28
MitchellLester21 Sailor56
MitchsonWilliam1897Kentucky 28
MoonOdie1895Benton Co., TN 28
MooreWilliam T.1895Camden, TN 28
MorrisHenry Ray1899Camden, TN 28
MorrisHerbert H.28Carrol Co., TN 29
MortonCarlos W.22Murry, KY 29
MosesJames H.1881Benton Co., TNOfficer51


Last NameFirst NameAge or DOBBirth PlaceNotesPage
NanceGeorge D.31Greenwood, AK 29
NewsomeJoe1890Benton Co., TN 29
NicholasClaud1896Decatur Co., TN 29
NicholasJames J.1895Holladay, TNDead50
NicholasOscar22Holladay, TN 29
NickolsClarence  Wounded47
NoblesLogan M.1892Big Sandy, TN 29
NowellEugene William1895Holladay, TN 29
NowellRoy L.30Holladay, TN 30
NunneryHomer J.1896Benton Co., TN 30
NunneryWilliam Early31 Sailor56


Last NameFirst NameAge or DOBBirth PlaceNotesPage
OatsvilleElmer W.25Coxburg, TN 30
OdelJennings B.1896Sugartree, TN 30
OdomWillard L.1893Big Sandy, TN 30
OxfordWilliam C.18Holladay, TN 30


Last NameFirst NameAge or DOBBirth PlaceNotesPage
PaffordJessie M.21Big Sandy, TNWounded47
ParkerJames Ventress30Faxon, TN 30
ParkerVilus McKinley19 Sailor56
PeeblesArch B.1887Coxburg, TN 30
PeeblesLeonard Nathaniel1896Coxburg, TN 31
PenickWilliam L.30Camden, TN 31
PerkinsDallas1896Camden, TN 31
PhiferCharlie22Big Sandy, TN 31
PhiferTom21Benton Co., TN 31
PhiferWilliam24Big Sandy, TN 31
PhillipsHenry C.23Holladay, TN 31
PicklerJesse A.25Faxon, TN 31
PierceDeWitt23Henry Co., TN 32
PierceJames H.1894Big Sandy, TN 32
PierceWilliam R.18Big Sandy, TN 32
PittsWilliam1888Henry Co., TNOfficer51
PressonArade D.22Benton Co., TN 32
PressonCarlos W.24Benton Co., TN 32
PressonFred H.19Camden, TN 32
PriceGeorge L.24Benton Co., TN 32
PrimmCarl James1893Humphreys Co., TNMarines52
PrimmJohn T.23Humphreys Co., TNWounded48
PrinceErnest22Camden, TNWounded48


    No Listings


Last NameFirst NameAge or DOBBirth PlaceNotesPage
RainwaterJohn1895Big Sandy, TN 32
RallsJohn W.1896Paris, TN 33
RasberryWalter L.21Big Sandy, TN 33
RenfroSilas A.23PoplarSprings, TN 33
RhodesOsa E.21Henry Co., TN 33
RiceJohn23Sugar Tree, TN 33
RiceMilton P.22Sugar Tree, TN 33
RobbinsEarl Brown1897Faxon, TN 33
RobbinsJohn C.24Foxone, TN 33
RobinsFinley W.28Faxon, TN 34
RoneyMarion A.1890Big Sandy, TN 34
RossBearlie F.1893Big Sandy, TN 34
RuddFrank J.21Elkridge, TN 34
RushingGaylon1886Camden, TN 34
RushingRoy27Dallas, TX 34
RushingVernon23Benton Co., TN 34
RushingWilliam1887Big Sandy, TNOfficer51
RyeJohn T.28Henry Co., TN 34


Last NameFirst NameAge or DOBBirth PlaceNotesPage
SandersRobert T.1897Holladay, TN 35
SaundersFred H.21Camden, TN 35
SimmonsLexie L.1892Centerville, TN 35
SimonLadon1896Camden, TN 35
SimsJack A.24Camden, TN 35
SmithAlonzo21Benton Co., TN 35
SmithElias22Camden, TN 35
SmithVirgil1892Benton Co., TN 36
SmithVirlus Clarence1897Camden, TN 36
SmithWalter1896Camden, TN 36
SmothersElbert H.24Holladay, TN 36
SmothersFrank Harrison28Breenevista, TN 36
SmothersJohn W.1893Benton Co., TN 36
SparksWilliam F.1887Dahlonega, GA 36
SpenceDempsie T.28Camden, TN 36
SpiresCoy L.1890Camden, TN 37
SteppAllen V.1890Camden, TN 37
SteppCecil A.1896Camden, TN 37
SteppKizer23Camden, TN 37
StigallBarna B.1897Camden, TN 37
StigallEugene30Camden, TN 37
StockdaleClarence26Big Sandy, TN 37
StokesFloyd Meachom24 Sailor57
StoneEzra Esco23Benton Co., TN 38
StricklandWade1898Camden, TN 38
SumersSeran1892Eva, TN 38
SummersEric23Eva, TN 38
SummersHubbs1897Eva, TN 38
SummersWilliam D.23Camden, TNWounded48
SummersWilliam Riley21Benton, TN 38


Last NameFirst NameAge or DOBBirth PlaceNotesPage
TerryBennie1894Benton Co., TN 38
TerryGeorge22Benton Co., TN 38
ThompsonGuy A.27Camden, TN 39
ThrogmortonWilliam E.24Camden, TN 39
TippittGeorge L.21Holladay, TN 40
TownsendGoley M.25Holladay, TN 40
TownsendJoesph C.22Carroll, TN 40
TravisOrville Lupercio1889Camden, TNMarines52
TravisPhilip Aubrey1900Camden, TNMarines52
TravisRobert B.19Camden, TN 40
TravisRobert B.19Camden, TN 40


    No Listings


Last NameFirst NameAge or DOBBirth PlaceNotesPage
VickThomas McClellan1897Camden, TN 40
VictoryLuther William1897Benton Co., TN 40


Last NameFirst NameAge or DOBBirth PlaceNotesPage
WagnerMarion M.21Memphis, TN 40
WalkerRobert H.23Camden, TN 41
WallaceWilliam F.1889Parsons Flat, TN 41
WarmackElbert B.21Big Sandy, TN 41
WarrickRilley Freeman24 Sailor57
WarwickLee22Big Sandy, TN 41
WatsonDewitt22Camden, TN 41
WatsonGeorge W.39Camden, TN 41
WebbCarlos29Camden, TN 41
WebbErnestine1895Camden, TN 41
WebbTommie23HolladayDishonorable Discharge58
WheatleyGeorge S.23Milam, TN 42
WheatleyJohn H.1893Faxon, TN 42
WheatleyRichard F.20Milan, TN 42
WhitefieldRoy Haston24 Sailor57
WhitfieldHenry G.21Coxburg, TN 42
WhitneyGeorge1892Trigg Co., KY 42
WillefordVirgil H.22Centerville, TN 42
WilliamsEdward1891Johnsonville, TN 42
WilsonThomas C.24Eva, TNWounded48
WintersEdward M.21Benton Co., TN 42
WisemanGrover C.24East Prairie, MO 42
WoffordJames H.27Camden, TN 43
WoodJesse D.30Holladay, TN 43
WrightCarlie29Camden, TN 43
WrightErnest G.23Camden, TN 43
WrightRobert C.1891Camden, TN 43
WyattCharlie Seldon1898Camden, TN 43
WygulElbert M.1890Benton Co., TN 43
WylyTom22Camden, TN 43


    No Listings


Last NameFirst NameAge or DOBBirth PlaceNotesPage
YarbroughMcKinley1896Camden, TN 43
YatesBuel1893Melvin, AK 44
YatesJewell24Malvern, AK 44


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Smith, Mrs. Rutledge. World War Record of Ex-Soldiers of Benton County State of Tennessee. Unpublished,
Tennessee State Library and Archives

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