Family of Martha LAWS (1) & William Pitt WAUGH
Military: Following information provided by Johnny Walker, Waugh-Segraves family researcher: Until William's marriage in 1865, he always listed his name William Segraves. His mother's surname at the time of his birth was Segraves. Martha, his mother, never married his natural father, but in 1865, William began using the name of William P. Waugh. This suggests that William's natural biological father was William Pitt Waugh, a bachelor living in Wilkes County, North Carolina. During the Civil War, William Segraves joined at Savannah, Hardin County, Tennessee, on 6 May 1862 for a period of three years as a private in Company E of First Regiment, Middle Tennessee Infantry. This unit later became Company E, 10th Regiment, Tennessee Infantry, United States Army. During the period of 28 February 1863 to 10 April 1863, William Segraves was report present at Camp Spears located near, Nashville, Tennessee. His regiment mission was to provide security for the Nashville & Northwestern Railroad near Fort Gillem. The regiment encamped on the Capitol grounds in Nashville. ON 24 April 1863, William was appointed corporal. On 22 Dec 1863, William was placed in confinement and a General Court Martial was conducted on 7 January 1864. The charges of his case do not exist in surviving records. William is reported to have deserted at Sullivan's Branch (believed to be in Macon County, Tennessee) on 9 February 1864. When William married in 1865 in Massac County, Illinois, he was listed with the name of William P. Waugh.
William Pitt married Cyrena Elizabeth STACY. Born in 1843 in Johnson County, Illinois. At the age of 46, Cyrena Elizabeth died in 1889. Buried in 1889 in Moses Segraves Family Cemetery. Resided in 9th District, Henderson County, Tennessee in 1880. Alias/AKA: "Lizzie".
They had the following children:
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