|Capt. Leon Carraway (sic)|
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Leon was a Captain in the First Regiment Tennessee Volunteers during the Spanish-American War. When he returned home from the War he was the postmaster at Big Sandy. In 1929 the Tennessee State Legislature created the Nathan Bedford Forrest Park Commission, Leon was one of the original board members.
During World War I Leon went to Paris Tennessee and organized Battery D. However due to his age and various health problems he had to step down from service. Captain Caraway was in the Veterans Administration Hospital in Mountain Home Tennessee when he died on October 31, 1939. He was buried in Arlington Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia.
Benton County by the Benton County Genealogical Society.