Clay County, Tennessee, World War 1 Veterans

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This list of Clay 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 Clay County, Tennessee World War 1 Veterans

This index lists the 211 Clay County, Tennessee, World War 1 Veterans. There were 205 soldiers in the Army, 1 of which was an officer. There were 4 sailors in the Navy, 1 of which was an officer. There was 1 Marine in the Marine Corps. There was 1 fraudulent enlistment, discharge, dishonorable discharge, or desertion.

AdamsArchie E.23Clay Co., TN 1
AdamsWalter B.26Willow Grove, TN 1
AndrewsBailey22Celina, TN 1
ArmsClarence C.1895Celina, TN 1
ArmsLeland22Willow Grove, TN 1
ArmsRoy B.22Celina, TNWounded24
ArmsWillie H.22Willow Grove, TN 1
AsberryHenry B.22Moss, TN 1
AtchleyShird P.21 Sailor31
AtkinsJames B.1896Celina, TN 1
BaileyWilliam23Celina, TN 1
BarlowTommie L.1894Clay County, TN 2
BeanBedford S.23Spivey, TNDead26
BordenFred24Red Boiling Springs, TN 2
BowClifford1895Clay Co., TN 2
BradyCecil C.21Moss, TN 2
BrownEzra A.1894 Dead27
BrownHunter1895Celina, TN 2
BrownHurbert Celina, TN 2
BrowningRobert1897Spivey, TN 2
BrumettJoe S.24Amandaville, KY 3
BufordCecil H.23Celina, TN 3
BurnetteEdd1896Flippin, TN 3
ButlerJohn L.1895Butlers Landing, TN 3
CapshawSherman1894Spivey, TN 3
CarnahanSamuel B.1892Moss, TN 3
CarnahanWalter H.1895Moss, TN 3
CarrRobert22Willow Grove, TN 3
CherryDraper25Clay Co, TN 4
CherryJohn22Union Hill, TNDead27
CherryJudas1897Celina, TN 4
CherryOliver21Celina, TN 4
CherryOscar21Bowles, KY 4
CherryStone F.19Clay Co., TNDead27
ClarkBenjamain H.27Eagle Creek, TN 4
ClarkFred E.22Celina, TN 4
ClintonFowler B.21Celina, TN 5
CoffeeGeorge H.25Willow Grove, TN 5
CollinsSantford24Clay Co., TN 5
ColsonElmer C.24Willow Grove, TNDead27
ColsonHershel C.24Willow Grove, TN 5
ColsonJames T.1895Celina, TN 5
ConnerEgbert27Eagle Creel, TN 5
ConnerEmmit22Monroe, TN 5
CookFrank1897Celeina, TN 5
CopasCecil H.21Moss, TN 5
CopassWillie H.1889Tompkinsville, KY 6
CrossComer1897Moss, TNDead27
CrossOmer25Union Hill, TN 6
CurtisSidney1894Thompkinsville, KY 6
DaleRiley T.30Celina, TN 6
DaltonJohn C.1897Lillydale, TN 6
DavisArthur25Clay Co., TN 6
DavisCharles E.23Oakville, IL 6
DavisClaud22Celina, TN 7
DavisHarley B.1888Spivey, TN 7
DavisHerman1896Celina, TN 7
DavisMadden21Celina, TN 7
DelkJohn V.38Clay Co., TN 7
DennisDillard H.1896Clay Co., TN 7
DennisJames H.1896Farmers Branch, TX 7
DentonBethel22Moss, TN 7
DentonEllis1896Moss, TN 7
DentonSib23Clay Co., TNWounded24
DowelllCecil H.22Celina, TN 7
DunningClark22Celina, TN 7
EadsOcrus T.28Clay Co., TN 8
EakleWilliam O.1892Tompkinsville, TN 8
ElamWalter E.20Hilham, TNWounded24
EllisRoy A.1894Lillydale, TNWounded24
EvansSeth C.32Celina, TN 8
FiskeMoses W.1897Hilham, TNMarines30
FranklinReed21 Sailor31
GamewellThomas B.1896Lillydale, TN 8
GarretteWinford1887Celina, TN 8
GassBethel23Moss, TN 8
GatesCharlie B.1896Celina, TN 8
GentryWilliam30Overton, TN 8
GreenArthur G.1896Tuscola, TN 9
GreenElijah H.26Clay Co., TN 9
GuffeyG. L.27Celina, TN 9
HamiltonJohn C.1896Celina, TN 9
HamiltonPaul M.24Celina, TN 9
HamptonCharlie L.21Celina, TNOfficer29
HarveyLige22Cumberland, TN 9
HatcherBenton M.30Celina, TN 9
HayesGeorge B.21Celina, TN 9
HayesHanable H.1890Celina, TN 10
HeadLonnie26Celina, TN 10
HestandClyde F.22Clay Co., TNDead28
HestandDavid23Celina, TN 10
HickmanHillard1894Martinsburg, TN 10
HoganPerry L.21Clay Co., TN 10
HoganWalter23Clay Co., TN 10
HolmanWilliam R.22Celina, TN 10
HuffmanClarence18 Sailor31
JohnsonHarris W.27Lillydale, TN 11
JohnsonRoy A.1896Willow Grove, TN 11
KendallAzzie I.1892Moss, TN 11
KendallWillie B.29Moss, TNDead28
KerrCleed C.23Celina, TN 11
KingBurton28Tompkinsville, KY 11
KingJames W.25Celina, TN 11
KingRaymond1895Little Crab, TN 11
KrouseAdna P.25Johnson, TN 11
LancasterGilbert G.1896Moss, TN 11
LancasterHerman B.1895Celina, TN 12
LangfordRanford1892Celina, TN 12
LedbetterEsley T.28Lily Dale, TN 12
LeeHerman22Moss, TNWounded24
LeonardHarrison T.28Red Boiling Springs, TN 12
LongJim1897Spivey, TN 12
LongTalmage22Reytonsburge, TN 12
LynnHaywood24Celina, TN 12
LynnMillard W.1896Clay Co., TN 12
MaxeyHampton G.1887Celina, TN 13
McAlpinEvert1895Moss, TN 12
McLerranCascar R.1895Moss, TN 13
McLerranOrvil19Celina, TN 13
MeadowsJames L.25Celina, TN 13
MonroeEdward L.23Celina, TN 13
MooreFrank H.26Moss, TN 13
NannyOliver1889Spivey, TN 13
NeelyWilliam A.1897Celina, TN 13
NevinsClure R.1897Celina, TN 14
NewmanHarley F.30Clay Co., TN 14
NolenCharles26Albany, KY 14
NorrisAbraham L.21Livingston, TN 14
OverstreetAuber25Willow Grove, TN 14
PageGrenny G.1896Celina, TN 14
PedigoAtola P.23Spivey, TN 14
PedigoJesse B.23Spivey, TN 14
PedigoLankford23Spivey, TN 15
PedigoMcClure E.22Clay Co., TN 15
PerrinLuther B.24Moss, TN 15
PhilpotJesse F.1888Celina, TNWounded24
PlumleeEverett1888Dry Creek, TN 15
PoindexterMillard P.1897Celina, TN 15
PriceBo B.20Clay Co.,TN 15
RaybornAlfred M. Butlers Landings, TN 15
ReecerJohn D.1890Celina, TN 15
RichHerbert W.1897Celina, TN 16
RichJoe1896Celina, TN 16
RichPillow26Clay Co., TN 16
RichardsonAndrew J.1895Livingston, TN 16
RichardsonVan C.1897Allons, TN 16
RobbinsCharlie E.28Celina, TN 16
RobbinsCordell D.1892Hilham, TN 16
RyanJohn W.1891Celina, TN 17
RyanMat21Celina, TNWounded25
SalleeSelvin W.1897Celina, TN 17
ScottTommy T.1894Burkesville, TN 17
SewellThurston L.22Willow Grove, TN 17
ShipleyJoseph L.1896Shipley, KY 17
ShortFrank R.21Clay Co.,TN 17
ShortJohn E.1895Willow Grove, TN 17
SimsGeorge25Clay Co., TN 17
SimsHouston31Clay Co., TNWounded25
SmithArthur21Celina, TN 18
SmithAudrain E.22Illwill, KY 18
SmithClure1896Moss, TN 18
SmithGillie B.24Manson, TN 18
SmithHenry L.30Gainesboro, TN 18
SmithNorman H.21Willow Grove, TN 18
SmithRollie M.23Clay Co., TNWounded25
SmithSam1894Sparta, TN 19
SmithTurner23Celina, TN 19
SmithWard F.1894Celina, TNOfficer32
SpiveyShirley B.19Jackson Co. TN 19
SteelAndy1897Butlers Landing, TN 19
StocktonBethel C.23Celina, TN 19
StoneChristopher C.24Celina, TN 19
StoneFrank H.1896Clay Co., TN 19
StoneJames F.1894Celina, TN 19
StoneWillie H.21Celina, TN 19
StoverJohn L.24Willow Grove, TN 20
StoverJoseph M.24Clay Co., TN 20
StrongAvery G.1897Moss, TN 20
StrongEveret G.21Butlers Landing, TNWounded25
SuttonWesley W.21Madisonville, TN 20
TaylorJoseph H.1896Celina, TN 20
TerryJames W.1895Putnam Co., TN 20
TerryNewell W.1896Celina, TN 20
ThompsonIsiah W.1892Overton Co., TN 20
ThrasherJames C.1895Willow Grove, TN 20
TurnerWillie F.22Clay Co., TNWounded25
VaughnBenjamen H.29Picket Co., TN 21
WaddleGeorge R.1890Celina, TN 21
WaddleJames A.1892Oakley, TNDead28
WallaceWillie B.21Cumberland Co., TN 21
WatsonJohn H.1896Monroe Co., KY 21
WatsonLemmie V.25Celina, TN 21
WatsonRuebin J.24Celina, TNDead28
WatsonWilliam J.1896Celina, TN 21
WeaverSam B.25Celina, TN 21
WelchFrancis E.25Moss, TN 21
WestmorelandWillie20Butlers Landing, TNDeserter33
WhiteAllen26Burkesville, TN 22
WhiteJohn O.1897Moss, TN 22
WilliamsJoe24Celina, TN 22
WilliamsSidney L.22Macon, TNWounded25
WilliamsWilliam B.1892Walnut Shade, TN 22
WillisBrack23Celina, TN 22
WindleLeon C.1895Butlers Landing, TN 22
WindleVivian A.1893Oakley, TN 22
WoodJesse F.1895Clay Co., TN 22
YorkMike22Cumbia, TN 23
YorkPhocian R.20Spivey, TN 23
ZuberWalter A.1897Starkvile, TN 23


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

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