OBITUARY FOR JESSE J. PULLEN
DEATH OF JESSE J. PULLEN
Another Green Brigade Veteran has
The writer is again called upon to chronicle the death of another gallant member of the famous old Tom Green Brigade in the person of Jesse J. Pullen, which occurred at Kerrville, on the 16th of March, 1901, aged 53 yeas 1 month and 28 days.
Deceased was a native of Washington county, having been born near Chappell Hill January 19th, 1847.
He enlisted in the Confederate service in 1862, as a private, in Company I, 5th Texas Mounted Volunteers, Green’s Brigade, and was afterwards transferred to McNelly’s scouts, with which command he served until the close of the war, with honor and distinction. As a scout and skirmisher Jesse achieved considerable reputation for persistent gallantry and endurance. For be it to his credit said that during an active campaign Jesse rarely ever slept—he was after the enemy both day and night. After the surrender he returned home with his comrades, depleted in both health and pocket, determined to settle down and attempt to retrieve his lost fortunes. His family, at that time, resided in Round Top, in Fayette county, but soon after removed to DeWitt county. In 1881 he was joined in marriage to Miss Annie Babbitt, of Gonzales, who died in 1883, leaving two children—a boy and a girl—who were raised by his mother. A few years ago, on account of failing health he moved to Junction City, Kimble County, where he has since resided.
Jesse leaves an aged mother, two affectionate children—Bird and Zulu—three devoted sisters, Mrs. J. R. Bell, of Cuero; Mrs. Sallie Terry, of Junction City; and Mrs. Sam Whitsett, of Floresville, besides a large circle of friends and old comrades to mourn his demise.
In the death of Jesse Pullen the light and life of a good and gallant man has sunk to shine no more upon friends and loved ones. The shadow of his good deeds and examples will lengthen as the days speed on, and often recurring memory will call to mind the admirable and noble traits of this gallant old Confederate Veteran.
Comrades will join his aged mother, children and sisters in cherishing his memory. The stinging pangs of sorrow that his demise has occasioned the bereaved family are mute testimonials of the intense affections that he held in that sacred circle as a kind and dutiful son, an affectionate parent and a considerate, noble, manly brother.
Peaceful be his slumbers, even unto the perfect day!
Brenham Daily Banner, Brenham, Texas, Tuesday, 26 Mar 1901, p. 1, cols. 7-8. Obvious typographical errors have been corrected.