PERRY COUNTY, KENTUCKY MILITARY LEGACY

Written And Compiled By Waukesha Lowe Sammons

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AMERICAN CIVIL WAR (1861-1865)

  PERRY COUNTY, KENTUCKY SOLDIERS, SAILORS, AIRMEN, MARINES

 REMEMBER AND NAME, A - B


     In the American Civil War the UNION ARMY, aka Federal Army, enrolled Perry County men into the following units:  6th Regiment Kentucky Cavalry, 14th Regiment Kentucky Cavalry and 47th Regiment Kentucky Infantry. 

     Prisoner of War, Union soldier, Wesley Combs survived Andersonville Confederate Prison Camp in Georgia.  Wesley was the son of Jeremiah “Long Jerry” Combs and his first wife, Nancy.  Elijah and Nicholas “Shanghai Nick” Combs, sons of Long Jerry and his second wife, Sarah, fought in the Confederate States Army.

     Three well-known, surviving Union soldiers were:  Preacher Ira Combs, John Cornett and John’s son-in-law, Theophilus “Theo” Asher Woods.  War injuries left Theo with pain in his back and hips, and he suffered from frost bitten feet. 

     Union Army Major, John C. Eversole and his brother, Joseph Eversole were killed at the Eversole Homeplace during the Civil War.  Hannibal “Hanbill” Combs appeared to have been enticed or forced to serve on both sides before his Civil War service ended.


     The CONFEDERATE STATES ARMY, aka Rebel Army, placed Perry County men into the following units:  5th Regiment Kentucky Mounted Infantry and the 10th Kentucky Infantry, known for evolving name changes.  The 10th Kentucky Infantry became the 10th Kentucky Mounted Infantry.  In 1865 the 10th became the 13th Kentucky Cavalry, C.S.A., known as “Colonel Ben Caudill’s Regiment.”       

     A 10th Kentucky Civil War letter survived, which was written in 1864 by Harvey Gray Brashear, who recounted events in battle.  At age thirteen, Austin G. Combs became a part of “Caudill’s Army” in Whitesburg, after his father became a Prisoner of War.  Father and son survived the war. 


     Thirteen soldiers from the Brashear family served in the 10th aka 13th Kentucky Cavalry and six of them were brothers.  Because Sampson Brashear was Wounded In Action and captured in the Battle of Mount Sterling, he became a Prisoner of War at Rock Island, an Illinois Union Prison.  When Sampson finally returned home, he was a walking skeleton.  John L. Brashear died as a Prisoner of War at Camp Douglas Union Prison in Illinois and was buried for the second time in a mass grave at the Confederate Mound in Oak Woods Cemetery in Chicago. 

     Prisoner of War, Confederate soldier, James Sumner, Jr. survived Camp Douglas Union Prison.  But his Letcher County cousin, John Wesley Sumner died as a Prisoner of War at Camp Douglas and shared the same burial fate as John L. Brashear.     

     After being released from Point Lookout Union Prison in Maryland, Kendrick Combs and John Wesley Combs, Prisoner of War Confederate soldiers, struggled to complete the journey home to their families.  Kendrick never reached his home in Perry County; he died in Jackson in Breathitt County, Kentucky.  John Wesley Combs, son of Millie and Andrew Anderson Combs and grandson of Nancy and Jeremiah “Long Jerry” Combs, was reunited with his family, but he died a week later.

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ALLEN

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ALLEN, IRA (1841-1864), KILLED IN ACTION, CONFEDERATE STATES ARMY, AMERICAN CIVIL WAR.
Hometown:  PERRY COUNTY, Kentucky, USA.
Date of Birth:  1841 in Breathitt County, Kentucky.
Son of:  Susan Sizemore and Samuel Allen, Jr.
Grandson of:  Lucinda Leanna Bowling and Edward “Ned” Sizemore.
Spouse:  Delilah Combs, daughter of Margaret Peggy Noble and Alfred A. Combs.
Rank:  Fifth Sergeant.
Combat Organization:  Company G, 13th Kentucky Cavalry, Confederate States Army, American Civil War.
Date of Death:  Not confirmed; one possible date could have been on 11 June 1864 in the second battle at Cynthiana, Kentucky, American Civil War.
Place of Death:  Second Battle of Cynthiana, Kentucky.
Status:  Killed In Action.
Disposition:  Assumed to have been buried in a mass grave with other Confederate Soldiers.
Memorial Stone:  T-Point Cemetery, Breathitt County, Kentucky.
Source:  U. S. Civil War Soldiers 1861-1865.
NOTE:  I placed my second-cousin-5-times-removed, Ira Allen on my ~ Combs Collins Sumner Adams Holbrook Caudill Kelley Mullins; Brashear Young Campbell Cornett Woods Dorton Asher Bowling Sizemore ~ Maternal Family Tree, that I created on Ancestry.

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ASHER

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ASHER, JAMES (1835-1876), U. S. UNION ARMY, AMERICAN CIVIL WAR.
Hometown:  PERRY COUNTY, Kentucky, USA.
Other Residence:  Clay County, Kentucky.
Date of Birth:  1835 in Clay County, Kentucky.
Son of:  Henrietta Bowling and Dillon Asher II.
Grandson of:  Emelia Nunally and John A. Asher.
Grandson of:  Susan Sizemore and John E. Bowling.
Great-grandson of:  Margaret Peggy Blevins and William “Captain Billy” Asher.
Great-grandson of:  Hettie Green and Jesse Bowling.
Great-grandson of:  Agnes Shepherd (Cherokee) and George All Sizemore (Cherokee).
Brother of:  Jane Jenny Asher, who was the mother of Theophilus Asher Woods, a Union Army, Civil War Soldier.
Spouse:  (1) Malvina Hoskins.  (2) Rachel Morgan.
Enlisted from:  Perry County, Kentucky.
Combat Organization:  Union Army, Company H, 47th Kentucky Mounted Infantry, American Civil War.
Death:  22 September 1876.
Widow’s Military Pension:  17 June 1890, applied for by Rachel Morgan Asher.
Source:  U. S. Civil War Draft Registration Records.  U. S. Union Soldiers Compiled Services.  U. S. Civil War Pension Index.
NOTE:  I placed my fourth-great-uncle, James Asher on my ~ Combs Collins Sumner Adams Holbrook Caudill Kelley Mullins; Brashear Young Campbell Cornett Woods Dorton Asher Bowling Sizemore ~ Maternal Family Tree, that I created on Ancestry.

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BRASHEAR

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BRASHEAR, EZEKIAL (1826 – 1864), KILLED IN ACTION, CONFEDERATE STATES ARMY, AMERICAN CIVIL WAR.
Hometown:  PERRY COUNTY, Kentucky, USA.
Date of Birth:  11 January 1826, Perry County, Kentucky.  Name also spelled or indexed on certain records:  Ezekiel Brashears.
Son of:  Margaret “Peggy” Bright and Sampson Brashear, War of 1812.
Brother of: Harvey G., Hezekiah, Isaac, Jesse C., and William Rutledge, all served in the 13th Kentucky Cavalry, Confederate States Army, American Civil War.
Spouse:  (1) Nancy Cornett.  (2) Mary Ann Combs.
Enlistment Date:  12 September 1862.
Combat Organization:  13th Kentucky Cavalry Regiment, Confederate States Army, Civil War.
Date of Death:  11 June 1864, Killed In Action, American Civil War.  On that day his military unit, led by General John Hunt Morgan, was engaged in the Second Battle of Cynthiana.
Place of Death:  Civil War, Killed In Action.
Status:  KILLED IN ACTION, BATTLE OF CYNTHIANA, Harrison County, Kentucky.
Disposition:  Buried.
Cemetery:  Branson Cemetery, Whitesburg, Letcher County, Kentucky.
Source:  The Brashear Story A Family History by Troy L. Back and Leon Brashear.
NOTE:  I placed my first-cousin-4-times-removed, Ezekial Brashear on my ~ Combs Collins Sumner Adams Holbrook Caudill Kelley Mullins; Brashear Young Campbell Cornett Woods Dorton Asher Bowling Sizemore ~ Maternal Family Tree, that I created on Ancestry.

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BRASHEAR, HARVEY GRAY (1835-1918), CONFEDERATE STATES ARMY, AMERICAN CIVIL WAR.
Hometown:  PERRY COUNTY, Kentucky.
Other Residence:  Breathitt County, Kentucky.  Madison County, Arkansas.
Date of Birth:  4 April 1835, Perry County, Kentucky.
Son of:  Margaret “Peggy” Bright and Sampson Brashear (1788-1878), War of 1812.
Brother of:  Ezekial, Hezekiah, Isaac, Jesse C. and William Rutledge, all served in the 13th Kentucky Cavalry, Confederate States Army, American Civil War.
Grandson of:  Margaret Eakin (1762-1855) and Captain Samuel Brashear (1763-1829), American Revolutionary War and Indian Hostilities.
Spouse:  Polly Ann Cornett, daughter of Polly Lewis and Roger Cornett.
Enlistment Date:  18 October 1862.
Combat Organization:  10th aka 13th Kentucky Cavalry Regiment, Company H, Confederate States Army, American Civil War.
~ 1 July 1864, CIVIL WAR LETTER:  An original letter written by H. G. Brashear on 1 July 1864, shared by Philip Whisman Brashear, great-grandson of Sampson Brashear (1838-1898) and Mary Ann Hall Brashear, in a Letter to the Editor of the Kentucky Explorer Magazine, September 2003.
~ H. G. / Harvey Gray Brashear wrote a letter to his mother, Margaret Bright Brashear (1798-1866) and mentioned his father, Sampson Brashear (1788-1878) and his brother, Isaac Brashear (1818-1881?).
~ H.G. reported on the capture of Sampson Brashear (1838-1898) and the safe condition of Sampson’s brother, James N. Brashear, Jr. (1835-1920), who were the sons of Elizabeth Young Brashear and James N. Brashear, Sr.
~ “L. A. Brashear, S. B. Smith and little William Brashear” are currently unidentified.
“Dear mother & Sister & Brother
I take the opportunity of riting you a few lines
I have not Ben well for some time
But I have Ben going all the time on till now I am Resting now and is Gitting well
I hope this lines may find you all in good health  I wood Be glad to see you all
But time does not permit of my coming to see you all
father and Isaac Brashear is well at this time
I will now tell you something about our Kentucky march we was on a hard march for 20 days and during that time had four fites one at Mount Sterling one at Lexington two at Cintheeanny
We lost some of our boys at Mount Sterling some was killed some was captured
Sampson Brashear was captured he was left on the Battlefield and we have not heard from him since
L. A. Brashear was left on the Battlefield at Cintheeanny  I think is just wounded
S. B. Smith wounded in the thy left in the hospittle
James Brashear and little William Brashear is all rite come out safe and sound
I had one Ball to pass threw my pants But never tuched the hide
we fought on Saturday about 6 hours all the time in close distant
we captured 1273 yeankes in the 6 hours fite and the same nite following captured 1000 more one train of cars & all of its storage
we lost but few men in all that ceptin (excepting) the yankee loss was very heavy
I must now tell how we faired and how the people treated us while we was in Ky – the citizens give us vittles tobacco whisky and many other things to take to inenshron (?) & treated us with all kinds of respect & hallowed heaven for Jeff davis
I must Bring my leter to a close
Yours truly on till deathe
Rite to me the first chance
                                             H. G. Brashear”
Battles:  Battle of Mount Sterling, Battle at Lexington, Battle of Cynthiana.
Date of Death:  26 March 1918.
Place of Death:  St. Paul, Arkansas.
Cemetery:  Brashear Cemetery, St. Paul, Arkansas.
Source:  The Brashear Story A Family History by Troy L. Back and Leon Brashear.
NOTE:  I placed my first-cousin-4-times-removed, Harvey G. Brashear on my ~ Combs Collins Sumner Adams Holbrook Caudill Kelley Mullins; Brashear Young Campbell Cornett Woods Dorton Asher Bowling Sizemore ~ Maternal Family Tree, that I created on Ancestry.

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BRASHEAR, HEZEKIAH B. (1843-1929), CONFEDERATE STATES ARMY, AMERICAN CIVIL WAR.
Hometown:  PERRY COUNTY, Kentucky.
Other Residence:  Madison County, Arkansas.
Date of Birth:  9 January 1843 on the 1900 census and in The Brashear Story A Family History.  The date of birth on his Headstone was 9 January 1842.
Son of:  Margaret “Peggy” Bright and Sampson Brashear, War of 1812.
Brother of:  Ezekial, Harvey G., Isaac, Jesse C. and William Rutledge, all served in the 13th Kentucky Cavalry, Confederate States Army, American Civil War.
Spouse:  Mary Hogg.
Children:  No Issue.  Adopted Mary Catherine, who married John Eli White.
Combat Organization:  13th Kentucky Cavalry Regiment, Company H, Confederate States Army, American Civil War.
Date of Death:  Died 18 December 1930 on Headstone.   Died 30 December 1929 in The Brashear Story A Family History.
Place of Death:  St. Paul, Arkansas.
Cemetery:  Brashear Cemetery, St. Paul, Arkansas.  Headstone Inscription:  “Gone to a bright hope, Where grief cannot come.”
Source:  The Brashear Story A Family History by Troy L. Back and Leon Brashear.
NOTE:  I placed my first-cousin-4-times-removed, Hezekiah Brashear on my ~ Combs Collins Sumner Adams Holbrook Caudill Kelley Mullins; Brashear Young Campbell Cornett Woods Dorton Asher Bowling Sizemore ~ Maternal Family Tree, that I created on Ancestry.

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BRASHEAR, ISAAC (1818-1881), CONFEDERATE STATES ARMY, AMERICAN CIVIL WAR.
Hometown:  PERRY COUNTY, Kentucky, USA.
Other Residence:  Sullivan County, Tennessee.  Floyd County and Greenup County, Kentucky.
Date of Birth:  3 June 1818, Sullivan County, Tennessee (Raised in Kentucky).
Son of:  Margaret “Peggy” Bright and Sampson Brashear, War of 1812.
Brother of:  Ezekial, Harvey G., Hezekiah, Jesse C. and William Rutledge, all served in the 13th Kentucky Cavalry, Confederate States Army, American Civil War.
Spouse:  Jane Adams, daughter of Mary Garland and Moses Adams.
His Son:  Sampson Brashear, born 1844, was Killed In Action in the Civil War.  Sampson and his father, Isaac, served together in the Confederate States Army. 
Entered Service From:  29 August 1862.
Enlistment Date:  29 August 1862.
Combat Organization:  13th Kentucky Cavalry Regiment, Company B, CSA, Civil War
Date of Death:  1881.
Place of Death:  Greenup County, Kentucky.
Cemetery:  “Low Gap, between Raccoon Creek and the old Argillite Water Mill.”
Source:  The Brashear Story A Family History by Troy L. Back and Leon Brashear.
NOTE:  I placed my first-cousin-4-times-removed, Isaac Brashear on my ~ Combs Collins Sumner Adams Holbrook Caudill Kelley Mullins; Brashear Young Campbell Cornett Woods Dorton Asher Bowling Sizemore ~ Family Tree, that I created on Ancestry.

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BRASHEAR, JAMES N. JR. (1835-1920), CONFEDERATE STATES ARMY, AMERICAN CIVIL WAR.
Hometown:  PERRY COUNTY, Kentucky.
Date of Birth:  10 August 1835, Perry County, Kentucky.
Son of:  Elizabeth “Bet” Young and James N. Brashear, Sr.
Spouse:  Elizabeth Pratt.
His Son:  Captain Sampson Brashear (1878-1918), Killed In Action, France, World War I.
Entered Service From:  Kentucky.
Enlistment Date:  12 September 12, 1862.
Combat Organization:  13th Kentucky Cavalry Regiment, Company B, Confederate States Army, American Civil War.
Spring of 1865“... the three brothers [James N. Jr., Sampson and William E.] returned home, one, Sampson, a mere skeleton from a Union Prison.”
Date of Death:  10 April 1920.
Place of Death:  Kentucky.
Cemetery:  “...buried on the farm on which he was born.”
Source:  The Brashear Story A Family History by Troy L. Back and Leon Brashear.
NOTE:  I placed my third-great-uncle, James N. Brashear, Jr. on my ~ Combs Collins Sumner Adams Holbrook Caudill Kelley Mullins; Brashear Young Campbell Cornett Woods Dorton Asher Bowling Sizemore ~ Maternal Family Tree, that I created on Ancestry.

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BRASHEAR, JESSE C. (1837-1930), CONFEDERATE STATES ARMY, AMERICAN CIVIL WAR.
Hometown:  PERRY COUNTY, Kentucky, USA.
Other Residence:  Madison County, Arkansas.
Date of Birth:  26 August 1837, Perry County, Kentucky.
Son of:  Margaret “Peggy” Bright and Sampson Brashear, War of 1812.
Spouse:  Elizabeth Jane “Betty” Hogg.
Brother of:  Ezekial, Harvey G., Hezekiah, Isaac and William Rutledge, all served in the 13th Kentucky Cavalry, Confederate States Army, American Civil War.
Entered Service From:  Kentucky.
Enlistment Date:  21 October 1862.
Combat Organization:  13th Kentucky Cavalry Regiment, Company H, Civil War, Confederate States Army.
Date of Death:  7 November 1930.
Place of Death:  Arkansas.
Cemetery:  Brashear Cemetery, St. Paul, Madison County, Arkansas.
Source:  The Brashear Story A Family History by Troy L. Back and Leon Brashear.
NOTE:  I placed my first-cousin-4-times-removed, Jesse C. Brashear on my ~ Combs Collins Sumner Adams Holbrook Caudill Kelley Mullins; Brashear Young Campbell Cornett Woods Dorton Asher Bowling Sizemore ~ Maternal Family Tree, that I created on Ancestry.

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BRASHEAR, JOHN L. JR. (1832-1864), DIED A PRISONER OF WAR AT CAMP DOUGLAS UNION PRISON, CONFEDERATE STATES ARMY, AMERICAN CIVIL WAR.
Hometown:  PERRY COUNTY, Kentucky, USA.
Date of Birth:  1832 in Tennessee.
Son of:  Nancy Edgman and John Brashear, Sr.
Paternal Grandson of:  Margaret Eakin and Samuel Brashear, who served in the American Revolutionary War and Indian Hostilities.
Entered Service From:  Kentucky.
Rank:  Private
Combat Organization:  10th Kentucky Mounted Infantry aka 13th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry, Company H, Confederate States Army, American Civil War.
Captured:  7 July 1863, Captured at Gladesville, Virginia.  Became a Prisoner of War.
Transferred To And Received at Camp Douglas, a Union Prison:  on the 22 August 1863.
Date of Death:  11 December 1864.
Place of Death:  Camp Douglas, a Union Prison, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
Status:  Killed By Abuse, Neglect, Starvation and Disease.
Disposition:  Buried.
First Burial:  A Mass Grave in Camp Douglas.
Second Burial:  A Mass Grave, Confederate Mound, Oak Woods Cemetery, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois.
Cemetery:  Oak Woods Cemetery, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
Monument:  Confederate Monument, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois.  Listed on a bronze tablet at the foot of the monument:  JNO L. BRASHEAR CO H 10 KY. CAV.
SOURCES:
~ Findagrave # 37530651:  Jno L. Brashear, Co H, 10 KY. CAV., Buried in the Confederate Mound, Oak Woods Cemetery, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois.
~ National Parks Sailors And Soldiers:  BRASHEARS, JOHN L., Private, 13th Regiment Kentucky Cavalry, Company H. Confederate States Army, American Civil War.
~ nps.gov:  Brashear, Jno L. Co H 10 KY CAV was listed on a bronze tablet at the base of the Oak Woods Confederate Monument.  [First buried in a mass grave at Camp Douglas.  Second buried in the Confederate Mound mass grave at Oak Woods Cemetery after the war had ended.]
~ The Brashear Story A Family History by Troy L. Back and Leon Brashear:  “... John L. Brashear ... served in ... [10th Kentucky Mounted Infantry aka 13th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry aka Colonel Benjamin E. Caudill’s Regiment’ ....”
~ U. S. Civil War Prisoner of War Records, 1861-1865:
< John L. Brashers (Brashear), 10th Kentucky, Company H, CSA, captured at Gladesville, Virginia on 7 July 1863, received August 22, 1863, died 11 December 1864 at Camp Douglas.
< Jno L. Brashears, Private, 10th Kentucky Cavalry, Company H, CSA, Died 11 December 1864 at Camp Douglas, a Union Prison, Died A Prisoner of War, Camp Douglas, Illinois, Buried [second] in a Confederate Mound at Oak Woods Cemetery, Chicago, Illinois.
NOTE:  I placed my first-cousin-4-times-removed, John L. Brashear on my ~ Combs Collins Sumner Adams Holbrook Caudill Kelley Mullins; Brashear Young Campbell Cornett Woods Dorton Asher Bowling Sizemore ~ Maternal Family Tree, that I created on Ancestry.

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BRASHEAR, SAMPSON (1838-1898), WOUNDED, CAPTURED IN THE BATTLE OF MOUNT STERLING, PRISONER OF WAR, RETURNED HOME FROM ROCK ISLAND UNION PRISON A "SKELETON", CONFEDERATE STATES ARMY, AMERICAN CIVIL WAR.
Hometown:  SALT CREEK, Perry County, Kentucky.
Other Residence:  Leatherwood, Fusonia and Viper in Perry County, Kentucky.
Date of Birth:  12 March 1838, Perry County, Kentucky.
Son of:  Elizabeth “Bet” Young and James N. Brashear, Sr.
Spouse:  Mary Ann Hall, who married second, Carlo Combs, Union Army, American Civil War.
Entered Service From:  Kentucky.
Enlistment Date:  9 September 1862.
Combat Organization:  13th Kentucky Cavalry, Company B, Confederate States Army.
~ 9 June 1864:  “... WOUNDED in the BATTLE of MT. STERLING, serving with General John Hunt Morgan.
~ 10 June 1864:  “... CAPTURED ... his wound was treated at the Union Army Hospital, Lexington, Kentucky.
~ 15 June 1864:  “... returned to Union military authorities at Fort Clay. ... sent to Rock Island Barracks, a Union prison in Illinois.”
~ 6 March 1865:  “... transferred ... ”
~ 12 March 1865:  prisoner exchange ... in Virginia ...”
~ Spring of 1865:  “... the three brothers [James N. Jr., Sampson and William E.] returned home, one, Sampson, a mere skeleton from a Union Prison.”
Date of Death:  19 December 1898.
Place of Death:  Viper-Fusonia, Perry County, Kentucky, “on his father’s old farm.”
Burial: “...buried on his father’s old farm.”
Cemetery:  Nathaniel Brashear Cemetery or W. C. / William Campbell “Frosty Bill” Brashear Cemetery, Viper-Fusonia, Perry County, Kentucky.  The cemeteries adjoin and appear as one, and the cemetery name varies on death records depending on the time frame.
Source:  The Brashear Story A Family History by Troy L. Back and Leon Brashear.
NOTE:  I placed my third-great-uncle, Sampson Brashear on my ~ Combs Collins Sumner Adams Holbrook Caudill Kelley Mullins; Brashear Young Campbell Cornett Woods Dorton Asher Bowling Sizemore ~ Maternal Family Tree, that I created on Ancestry.

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BRASHEAR, SAMPSON (1844 – 1864), KILLED IN ACTION, CONFEDERATE STATES ARMY, AMERICAN CIVIL WAR.
Hometown:  PERRY COUNTY, Kentucky, USA.
Date of Birth:  1844.
Son of:  Jane Adams and Isaac Brashear (1818-1881?), CSA, 13th Kentucky Cavalry, Company B, American Civil War.
Grandson of:  Margaret “Peggy” Bright and Sampson Brashear (1788-1878).
Entered Service From:  Kentucky.
Enlistment Date: At age 18, about 1862.
Rank:  Private.
Combat Organization:  13th Kentucky Cavalry, Company B, American Civil War, Killed In Action.  “...served with his father ... and was killed in action.”  Source:  The Brashear Story A Family History.
Date of Death:  about 1864.
Place of Death:  American Civil War.
Status:  KILLED IN ACTION, American Civil War.
Cemetery:  Old Confederate Cemetery, Mount Sterling, Montgomery County, Kentucky.
Source:  The Brashear Story A Family History by Troy L. Back and Leon Brashear.
NOTE:  I placed my second-cousin-3-times-removed, Sampson Brashear on my ~ Combs Collins Sumner Adams Holbrook Caudill Kelley Mullins; Brashear Young Campbell Cornett Woods Dorton Asher Bowling Sizemore ~ Maternal Family Tree, that I created on Ancestry.

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BRASHEAR, SAMUEL RAY (1841-1870), PRISONER OF WAR, CONFEDERATE STATES ARMY, AMERICAN CIVIL WAR.                                                                                                                                                                                Hometown:  PERRY COUNTY, Kentucky.
Date of Birth:  1841, Perry County, Kentucky.
Son of:  Mary Everage and Robert S. Brashear.
Spouse:  Mary Ann Hogg.
Entered Service From:  Kentucky.
Rank:  Captain.
Combat Organization:  13th (10th) Kentucky Cavalry, Confederate States Army, Civil War.
Battles:  Captain Brashear participated in the Battle of Little Leatherwood.
Captured:  7 July 1863:  Captured by Federal Union Troops at Gladesville, Virginia and became a PRISONER OF WAR.
Transferred:  10 October 1863, sent to Johnsons Island, Sandusky Bay at Lake Erie.
Date of Death:  1870.
Cemetery:  Cornett Cemetery, Cornettsville, Perry County, Kentucky.
Source:  The Brashear Story A Family History by Troy L. Back and Leon Brashear.
NOTE:  I placed my first-cousin-4-times-removed, Samuel Ray Brashear on my ~ Combs Collins Sumner Adams Holbrook Caudill Kelley Mullins; Brashear Young Campbell Cornett Woods Dorton Asher Bowling Sizemore ~ Maternal Family Tree, that I created on Ancestry.

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BRASHEAR, WILLIAM E. (1840-1907), CONFEDERATE STATES ARMY, AMERICAN CIVIL WAR.
Hometown:  LEATHERWOOD, Perry County, Kentucky, USA.
Other Residence:  Madison County, Florida.
Date of Birth: 10 December 1840, Perry County, Kentucky.
Son of:  Elizabeth “Bet” Young and James N. Brashear, Sr.
Spouses:  1. Mary Polly Hampton.  2. Fanny Elkins.
Entered Service From:  Kentucky.
Enlistment Date:  4 September 1862.
Combat Organization:  13th Kentucky Cavalry Regiment, Company B, Confederate States Army, American Civil War.  AKA 10th Kentucky Infantry or Kentucky Mounted Riflemen.
Spring of 1865:  “... the three brothers [James N. Jr., Sampson and William E.] returned home, one, Sampson, a mere skeleton from a Union Prison.”
July 1871:  “... became a charter member and a deacon of the Big Leatherwood Regular Baptist Church ...”
July 1879:  “... was ordained a minister ...”
Date of Death:  30 September 1907.
Place of Death:  Greenville, Florida.
Cemetery:  Pine Island Cemetery, Greenville, Florida.
Source:  The Brashear Story A Family History by Troy L. Back and Leon Brashear.
NOTE:  I placed my third-great-uncle, William E. Brashear on my ~ Combs Collins Sumner Adams Holbrook Caudill Kelley Mullins; Brashear Young Campbell Cornett Woods Dorton Asher Bowling Sizemore ~ Maternal Family Tree, that I created on Ancestry.

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BRASHEAR, WILLIAM RUTLEDGE (1841-1925), CONFEDERATE STATES ARMY, WOUNDED IN ACTION, AMERICAN CIVIL WAR.
Hometown:  PERRY COUNTY, Kentucky, USA.
Other Residence:  Madison County, Arkansas.
Date of Birth:  Born November 1840 on the 1900 Census in Perry County, Kentucky.  Born on the 4th of November 1841 on his headstone.
Son of:  Margaret “Peggy” Bright and Sampson Brashear, War of 1812.
Brother of:  Ezekial, Harvey G., Hezekiah, Isaac and Jesse C., all served in the 13th Kentucky Cavalry, Confederate States Army, American Civil War.
Spouse:  Mary Lucina Sumner.
Entered Service From:  Kentucky.
Enlistment Date:  10 September 1862.
Rank:  Second Sergeant.
Combat Organization:  13th Kentucky Cavalry Regiment, Company H, Civil War, Confederate States Army.
Date of Death:  27 June 1925.
Place of Death:  St. Paul Arkansas.
Status:  WOUNDED IN ACTION.
Cemetery:  Brashear Cemetery, St. Paul, Arkansas.
Source:  The Brashear Story A Family History by Troy L. Back and Leon Brashear.
NOTE:  I placed my first-cousin-4-times removed, William Rutledge on my ~ Combs Collins Sumner Adams Holbrook Caudill Kelley Mullins; Brashear Young Campbell Cornett Woods Dorton Asher Bowling Sizemore ~ Maternal Family Tree, that I created on Ancestry.

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BRASHEAR, WILLIAM T. B. (1834-1867), CONFEDERATE STATES ARMY, AMERICAN CIVIL WAR.
Hometown:  PERRY COUNTY, Kentucky, USA.
Date of Birth:  1834.
Son of:  Mary Everage and Robert S. Brashear.
Spouse:  Malinda Edwards, who married second, Henry J. Pritchard.
Children:  Samuel William Brashear, Robert O. Brashear, Mary Brashear, Hester Brashear, Ray A. Brashear.
Entered Service From:  Kentucky.
Enlistment Date:  1 October 1862.
Rank:  Private.
Combat Organization:  13th Kentucky Cavalry Regiment, Company C, Confederate States Army, American Civil War.
Date of Death:  1867.
Place of Death:  Unknown.
Cemetery:  Cornett Cemetery, Cornettsville, Perry County, Kentucky.
Source:  The Brashear Story A Family History by Troy L. Back and Leon Brashear.
NOTE:  I placed my first-cousin-4-times-removed, William T. B. Brashear on my ~ Combs Collins Sumner Adams Holbrook Caudill Kelley Mullins; Brashear Young Campbell Cornett Woods Dorton Asher Bowling Sizemore ~ Maternal Family Tree, that I created on Ancestry.

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