Friday, December 27, 2013

Samuel J. Lyle, 14th., Texas Infantry.

Company M, Randell's Regiment Cavalry; Company K,
Fourteenth Texas Infantry.
Born at Farmville, Va., March 10, 1830; reared and educated in said State; came to and settled at Moscow, Polk County, Texas, 1857, where he engaged in mercantile business with S. J. Thornton, brother-in-law, under firm name of Thornton & Lyle, continuing until its suspension after Secession in 1861 ; married Miss Louisa Carrington of Virginia, November 10, 1859. In 1862 enlisted as private in company organized by L. B. Wood, captain, with Wm. M. Harrison, Jno. F. Sharpe and Frank Jones, first and second and third lieutenants. On -death of Lieutenants Harrison and Sharpe, was elected first lieutenant and promoted to captain, vice L. B. Wood, resigned, in 1863, which position he filled with distinction, ability and satisfaction until surrender of said company at Hempstead, Texas, in May, 1865.
Commanded in battles of Mansfield and Pleasant Hill, La., Jenkins Ferry, Ark., and through campaigns of Arkansas, Louisiana and Texas without being wounded. At close of war returned home and engaged in farming until within a few years of his death, August 10, 1911.

Was a gentleman, true to the principles of the "Old South," honorable and patriotic, a brave and true soldier, as an officer, ever reliable and devoted to the cause of the Confederacy, commanded with ability, and was highly esteemed by his men and associate officers ; as a citizen, stood for and among the best, and as a husband and father, all that the names imply.

Samuel J. Lyle.

Birth: Mar. 10, 1830.
Death: Sep. 10, 1911.

Wife: Louisa Carrington Lyle (1837 - 1918).

Children: Sarah Thornton Lyle Fortner (1869 - 1938), William Morton Lyle (1873 - 1942).

Burial: Carrington-Lyle Cemetery, Seven Oaks, Polk County, Texas.

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