Published in the Danville Register/Bee on January 4, 1913
Death of W. T. Jefferson Occurred Sunday
Chatham January 3 - Mr. W. T. Jefferson after an illness of some six weeks died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. J. C. Adkins near Sycamore on Sunday. Mr. Jefferson was born in Pittsylvania county near Pullens Post office nearly seventy eight years ago and has never resided other than in the county of his birth. When the war broke out he enlisted in defense of his native state and was four times wounded in the battle of Gettysburg one bullet passing through his body. He was in Pickett's division and served with unfaltering loyalty until the close at Appomattox. Since the war he was engaged in farming until feeble health several years ago compelled him to give it up. His wife preceded him to the grave several years ago since then most of his time has been with his children in different sections of the county. He is survived by the following children: Mrs. J. E. Watson, Mrs. J. C. Adkins, Mrs. R. L. Bailey, Mrs Sydney Jefferson, Mrs. James Reynolds, Messrs W.T., D.A. and W. E. Jefferson.
On Monday afternoon interment was in the Chatham cemetery Reverend T. R. Sanford conducting the obsequies assisted by Reverend Mr. Upchurch of Danville. The pall bearers were J. H. Hargrave, Jr., J. H. Adkins, J. L. Carter, W. B. Shepherd, J. R. Yates and H. Dillard. Flower bearers-J.J. Waller, John Brown, John R. Yates, and W.E. Waller of Danville, Z. Adkins, J. D. Coleman and G.E. Thompson of Chatham.