Cocke County, Tennessee
Mary (Phillip) Ottinger
Civil War Minors Pension

Names mentioned: Phillip H Ottinger, Mary A Cook Ottinger, Adam Fleenor, James C Ottinger, Mary E Ottinger, David C Cook, Mary A Cook, Andrew Cook, Mary Cook, Peter Ottinger, Ireneous Ottinger, Rebecca Blazer, Jacob Blazer.

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Abstracted and submitted by Bruce Price

Phillip H. Ottinger served as a private in Co A, 4th Reg, Tenn Volunteer Infantry. He enlisted on 12/13/1862 and died of typhoid fever in Nashville on 8/10/1863.

He married Mary A Cook in April 1860; they were married by Adam Fleenor, a minister. They had two children: James C Ottinger, born 1/28/1861, and Mary E Ottinger, born 9/15/1862. Mary A died 7/23/1864.

David C Cook was the children's guardian. Mary A Cook appears as Maria in the 1850 Greene County census. She appears as Mariah in the 1850 Cocke County census (#650). She and David were children of Andrew and Mary Cook.

Peter Ottinger and Irenous Ottinger witnessed David Cook's signature.

On 2/21/1867, Mary Cook and Rebecca Blazer of the 2nd Civil District of Cocke County swore that they were acquainted with Phillip and Mary and that the dates of the births of their two children were correct.

Jacob Blazer and Peter Ottinger witnessed their signatures.

On 12/29/1868, David C Cook filed an application as guardian. He was thirty at the time. But on 8/06/1866, David filed a declaration with his given age as twenty-two.

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