MOUSER, WILLIAM HENRY (1846~1928) William Henry Mouser, Confederate veteran, was born in Fannin County, Texas in 1846, to Henry and Learner Cox Mouser. Sometime prior to 1860, Henry Mouser, who was a veteran of the Mexican War, moved his family to Burleson County, Texas, where he worked as a farmer. However, he soon left his family to join the Confederate Army. He served as a private in Company C of the 17th Texas Infantry.
William, after turning 18 in 1864, followed his father into Confederate service. He enlisted in Bradford's Regiment, Texas Cavalry, which later became known as Mann's Regiment. Since William enlisted so late in the War, his regiment saw not action and was station in Galveston, where it was surrendered on June 2, 1865.
Once William left the service, he eventually settled in Uvalde County, near the small community of Reagan Wells, where he worked as a farmer. On May 1, 1874, at the age of 28, he married Miss Nancy Lucinda J. Bingham, also from Fannin County. Together they had ten children: Fred, Sarah Frances, Herman Jackson, Joshua, John Allen Madison, William H., Lee, Ella, Frank and Henry.
By 1911, William had moved to Caldwell County and successfully applied for a Confederate Pension from the State of Texas. Though sometime later, he returned to Uvalde, possibly to live with his son, Fred. It is believed that Nancy died during this time, though the date and location are not known.
On January 27, 1928, William was admitted to the Texas Confederate Home. After less than a month, he died on February 24, and was buried in the Texas State Cemetery that same day.
Information taken from: Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System website, http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/; "BRADFORD, CHARLES M." The Handbook of Texas Online. [Accessed Fri Aug 27 14:37:30 US/Central 2004].; Soldiers Application for Pension, # 28397; Confederate Home Roster; Death Certificate and information provided by James Shannon and Michele Brooks.