William J. McCaulley

McCaulley, William Jaspar
b. 8/23/1845; d. 4/2/1925.
CSA, 13th Texas Infantry Regiment, Co.E
(Moss’s Company, the “Navarro Countains”).
Old Velma cemetery; Stephens County, OK.

W.J. was the son of a Louisiana preacher. He enlisted in
either 9/1863 or 11/1863 and served until the war’s
conclusion. On the rolls he is reported as absent for
forty days with leave as of 10/10/1864. A roster of his
company can be seen online at:

Following the war, W.J. married "Elizabeth Smith"
(b.9/14/1848 in TX; d.7/15/1928) on 7/5/1865 in
Corsicana, Texas. They moved to Indian Territory
sometime before 1900.

In 1900, W.J. was where no one wants to be when the
census rolls around - in jail (Ardmore). Ten years later,
the census records that he was living in the Parks
Township of Stephens County. Five years later (1915),
at the time of his application for a Confederate pension
from the state of Oklahoma, he was living in Alma,

There is no indication of his military service on his
gravestone in the Old Velma Cemetery.