Submitted by Descendant: Thomas Edward BRONSON
Emanuel Waters was born abt. 12 Dec 1829 in Georgia. He married Nancy Elizabeth Gornto abt. 12 Jan 1851 in Madison Co., Florida. He was a farmer as well as a husband, father, and soldier.
Emanuel served with Captain David Lang’s Company in the 8th Regiment of the State of Florida. He alleged in his application for pension that he was disabled while serving with his Brigade in the Battle of the Wilderness and was subsequently retained as a prisoner during the remainder of the war. He was discharged in the spring of 1865.
As noted in his wife’s Pension Application Emanuel died at his home in Yular, Florida on the 5th day of September 1895. He is buried in the Townsend Cemetery in Gilchrist County, Florida.
Emanuel Waters was first established as a Florida Pioneer in 2006