Jackson, William, Pvt. Co. K, 16th La. Inf. En. Sept. 29, 1861, Camp Moore, La. Present on all Rolls to Oct. 31, 1862. Rolls from Dec., 1862, to Feb., 1863, Absent, wounded and left at Murfreesboro, Dec. 31, 1862. Rolls from May, 1863, to Oct., 1863, Present. Federal Rolls of Prisoners of War show him captured at Missionary Ridge, Tenn., Nov. 25, 1863. Recd. at Military Prison, Louisville, Ky., from Nashville, Tenn., Dec. 7, 1863. Sent from Louisville, Ky., to Camp Chase, Ohio, for exchange. Transfd. to City Point, Va., March 28, 1863. Recd. at City Point, Va., April 2, 1863, and exchanged.
Bro. Willie, as he was affectionately called by everyone in Simpson who didn't call him Uncle Willie, was the first pastor of Welcome Church serving until 1914. After his term in Simpson was concluded, Willie held pastorates in Sharp, Boyce, Flatwoods, Leesville, Fisher, Harrisonburg, Mayna, and LaCamp in Louisiana, and spent two and a half years as pastor in Bronson, Texas. After Izilla died, Willie married second to Selma Koehn, and there was no issue. Selma was also a Church of God minister.
Bro. Willie never retired from his duties, even as he aged he assisted in church functions, visited the sick, and was a source of inspiration to his neighbors.
Welcome Cemetery, Simpson, Vernon Parish, Louisiana, USA 
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