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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, D - Z

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DAVIDSON
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DAVIDSON, BENJAMIN D. (1822-1879), U. S. UNION ARMY, AMERICAN CIVIL WAR.
Hometown:  PERRY COUNTY, Kentucky, USA.
Date of Birth:  1822 in Virginia.
Son of:  Cynthia Adams Chadwell and Robert Davidson.
Spouse:  Sarah Combs, daughter of Mary Ann and Elijah C. Combs, Jr.
Entered Service From:  Kentucky.
Enlistment Date:  1863.  Mustered Out Date:  24 March 1864 at Camp Nelson, Kentucky.
Rank:  Corporal.
Combat Organization:  Company M, 14th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry.
Date of Death:  31 March 1879.  
Place of Death:  Perry County, Kentucky.
NOTE:  I placed Benjamin Davidson 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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EVERSOLE

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EVERSOLE, JOHN C. (1828-1864), U. S. UNION ARMY, AMERICAN CIVIL WAR.
Hometown:  PERRY COUNTY, Kentucky, USA.
Date of Birth:  1828 in Perry County, Kentucky.
Son of:  Lucy Cornett and Woolery Eversole.
Brother of:  Joseph Eversole, Union Army, American Civil War.
Spouse:  Nancy Ann Duff.
Entered Service From:  Kentucky.
Enlistment Date:  1862 in Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky.
Rank:  Major.
Combat Organization:  Company M, 14th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry, Union Army.
Date of Death:  2 May 1864.  He and his brother, Joseph, were murdered at the Eversole homeplace.
Place of Death:  Perry County, Kentucky.
Cemetery:  Bowling Cemetery, Grapevine, Perry County, Kentucky listed on a military headstone order.  Eversole Cemetery, Krypton, Perry County, Kentucky listed on findagrave.
NOTE:  I placed my first-cousin-4-times-removed, John C. Eversole 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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EVERSOLE, JOSEPH “JOE” (1818-1864) U. S. UNION ARMY, AMERICAN CIVIL WAR.
Hometown:  PERRY COUNTY, Kentucky, USA.
Date of Birth:  1 December 1818, Perry County, Kentucky.
Son of:  Lucy Cornett and Woolery Eversole.
Brother of:  John C. Eversole, Union Army, American Civil War.
Spouse:  Sarah Ann Bowling, daughter of Mary Polly Lewis and John Bowling.
Entered Service From:  Kentucky.
Combat Organization:  Union Army, American Civil War.
Rank:  Private.
Date of Death:  2 May 1864.  He and his brother, John C., were murdered at the Eversole homeplace.
Place of Death:  Perry County, Kentucky.
Cemetery:  Eversole Cemetery, Krypton, Perry County, Kentucky listed on findagrave.
NOTE:  I placed my first-cousin-4-times-removed, Joseph “Joe” Eversole 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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FARLER

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FARLER, WILLIAM “BILL” (1838-1927), U. S. UNION ARMY, AMERICAN CIVIL WAR.
Hometown:  HAZARD POST OFFICE, Perry County, Kentucky, USA.
Date of Birth:  9 January 1838, Kentucky.
Son of:  Roxy Ann Mullins and Alexander Farler.
Spouse:  Matilda Fields.
Entered Service From:  Kentucky.
Enlistment Date:  October 1861.  Mustered Out Date:  May 1865.
Rank:  Private.
Combat Organization:  Company D?, 6th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry, Union Army, American Civil War.
Date of Death:  1 April 1927.
Place of Death:  Perry County, Kentucky.
Cemetery:  Green Fields Cemetery, Farler, Perry County, Kentucky.
NOTE:  I placed William “Bill” Farler 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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MCINTYRE 

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McINTYRE, WILLIAM (1835-1911), CONFEDERATE STATES ARMY, CIVIL WAR.
Hometown:  PERRY COUNTY, Kentucky, USA.
Other Residence:  Leatherwood, Perry County, Kentucky.  River, Letcher County, Kentucky.
Date of Birth:  4 March 1835 in Perry County, Kentucky.
Son of:  Sally Watts and Benjamin McIntyre, born in Mississippi.
Spouse:  Diana Combs, daughter of Margaret “Peggy” Kelley and William Lorenzo Combs.
Entered Service From:  Kentucky.
Combat Organization:  Confederate States Army, American Civil War.  Per Headstone.
Date of Death:  31 October 1911.
Place of Death:  Letcher County, Kentucky.
Cemetery:  Stuart Robinson School Cemetery in Blackey, Letcher County, Kentucky.
NOTE:  I placed the husband-of-my-third-great-aunt, William McIntyre 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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NAPIER

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NAPIER, McCAGER S., JR. (1834-1912), U. S. UNION ARMY, AMERICAN CIVIL WAR.
Hometown:  YERKES, Perry County, Kentucky, USA.
Other Residence:  Lost Creek Precinct, Hazard Post Office, Perry County.  Leslie County, Kentucky.  Campbell District, Perry County, Kentucky.  
Date of Birth:  11 April 1834 in Perry County, Kentucky.
Son of:  Leanner Lewis and Micager Napier, Sr.
Spouse:  Elizabeth Campbell, daughter of Susannah Eversole and Hiram Campbell.
Occupation:  Farmer.  Justice of the Peace?  Sheriff of Perry County in 1872?
Entered Service From:  Kentucky.
Combat Organization:  Company L and C, 14th Kentucky Cavalry.
U. S., Civil War Pension Index:  Invalid Filed, 10 August 1885.  Widow filed, 27 May 1912.
Date of Death:  17 May 1912.
Place of Death:  Yerkes, Perry County, Kentucky.
Cemetery:  Rocklick Cemetery, Dunraven, Perry County, Kentucky.
Note:  There were 5 men named McCager Napier during this time frame.
NOTE:  I placed McCager S. Napier 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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PRATT 

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PRATT, HIRAM GILBERT (1828-1919), CONFEDERATE STATES ARMY, CIVIL WAR.
Hometown:  PERRY COUNTY, Kentucky, USA.
Date of Birth:  13 March 1828 in Kentucky.
Son of:  Sarah Ellen Gipson and Henry Pratt.
Spouse:  Rhoda Campbell, daughter of Elizabeth Cornett and William Campbell II.
Entered Service From:  Kentucky.
Enlistment Date:  29 August 1862 in Whitesburg, Letcher County, Kentucky.
Rank:  Second Lieutenant.
Combat Organization:  Company B, 13th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry, Confederate States Army, American Civil War.
Date of Death:  28 February 1919.
Place of Death:  Perry County, Kentucky.
Cemetery:  Cornett Cemetery, Cornettsville, Perry County, Kentucky.
NOTE:  I placed the husband-of-my-third-great-aunt, Hiram Gilbert Pratt 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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STACY

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STACY, SHADRACK (1841-1923), U. S. UNION ARMY, AMERICAN CIVIL WAR.

Hometown:  WALKER’S BRANCH, Perry County, Kentucky, USA.

Other Residence:  Second Creek Road, Perry County, Kentucky.

Date of Birth:  30 April 1841, Kentucky.

Son of:  Sarah Combs and Shadrack ‘One Eye’ Stacy.

Grandson of:  Nancy and Jeremiah ‘Long Jerry’ Combs.

Great-grandson of: Judith Tolson and Simon Stacy I.

Great-great-grandson of:  Nancy Harding and John ‘Father of the Eight Brothers’ Combs.

Spouse:  Sarah Morgan, daughter of Rebecca Lewis and John Morgan.

Entered Service From:  Perry County, Kentucky.

Enlistment Date:  5 January 1863.  Discharged 24 March 1864.  Enlisted 7 October 1864.  Mustered out:  17 July 1865.

Rank:  First Lieutenant.

Branch of Service:  Cavalry.

Combat Organization:  Company D and M, 14th Kentucky Cavalry.  Company G, 22nd Kentucky Infantry.

Date of Death:  17 May 1923.

Place of Death:  Kentucky.

Status:  Survived the American Civil War.

Cemetery:  Plowman Cemetery, Darfork, Perry County, Kentucky.

NOTE:  I place my first-cousin-4-times-removed, Shadrack Stacy 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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SUMNER

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SUMNER, JAMES, JR. (1842-1879), PRISONER OF WAR, CAMP DOUGLAS UNION PRISON IN ILLINOIS,                    CONFEDERATE STATES ARMY, CIVIL WAR.
Hometown:  PERRY COUNTY, Kentucky, USA.
Date of Birth:  1842 in Kentucky.
Son of:  Nancy Adams and James Sumner, Sr.
Brother of:  Stephen Sumner, Private, Company H, 13th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry, Confederate States Army, American Civil War.
Brother of:  John Sumner III, Company H, 13th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry aka 10th Regiment, Confederate States Army, American Civil War.
Cousin of:  John Wesley Sumner (1843-1863) from Letcher County, of Company B, 13th (aka 10th) Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry, who Died A Prisoner of War at Camp Douglas Union Prison in Chicago, Illinois, Confederate States Army, American Civil War.  Buried in a mass grave on the Confederate Mound in Oak Woods Cemetery in Chicago.
Grandson of:  Ellender “Nellie” Buntin and Stephen “Rockhouse” Adams.
Grandson of:  Juda Stewart and John Sumner I.
Great-grandson of:  Winifred Combs and Samuel Sumner.
Great-great-grandson of:  Cythia Stacy and William Combs.
Spouse:  Sarah Back, daughter of Susannah Maggard and Henry Back, Jr.
Entered Service From:  Kentucky.
Rank:  Private.
Combat Organization:  Company B, 13th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry aka 10th Regiment, Confederate States Army, American Civil War.  Prisoner of War at Camp Douglas Union Prison, Illinois.
Date of Death:  October 1879.
Cause of Death:  Typhoid Fever.
Place of Death:  Perry County, Kentucky.
Cemetery:  Sumner Cemetery, George’s Branch, Perry County, Kentucky.
NOTE:  I placed my third-great-uncle, James Sumner, 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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SUMNER, JOHN III (1840-1870), CONFEDERATE STATES ARMY, CIVIL WAR.
Hometown:  PERRY COUNTY, Kentucky.
Date of Birth:  1840 in Kentucky.
Son of:  Nancy Adams and James Sumner, Sr.
Brother of:  Stephen Sumner, Private, Company H, 13th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry, Confederate States Army, American Civil War.
Brother of:  James Sumner, Jr., of Company B, 13th (aka 10th) Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry, who was a Prisoner of War at Camp Douglas Union Prison in Illinois, Confederate States Army, American Civil War.
Cousin of:  John Wesley Sumner (1843-1863) from Letcher County, of Company B, 13th (aka 10th) Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry, who Died A Prisoner of War at Camp Douglas Union Prison in Chicago, Illinois, Confederate States Army, American Civil War.  Buried in a mass grave on the Confederate Mound in Oak Woods Cemetery in Chicago.
Grandson of:  Ellender “Nellie” Buntin and Stephen “Rockhouse” Adams.
Grandson of:  Juda Stewart and John Sumner I.
Great-grandson of:  Winifred Combs and Samuel Sumner.
Great-great-grandson of:  Cythia Stacy and William Combs.
Spouse:  Lucinda Craft, daughter of Rachel Parker and William Craft and granddaughter of Elizabeth Adams and Archelous Craft I, who was Wounded In Action by an enemy cannonball at the Battle of Eutaw Springs in the American Revolutionary War.
Entered Service From:  Kentucky.
Rank:  Private.
Combat Organization:  Company H, 13th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry, Confederate States Army, American Civil War.
Date of Death:  circa June 1870.
Place of Death:  Kentucky.
Cemetery:  Sumner Cemetery, George’s Branch, Perry County, Kentucky.
NOTE:  I placed my third-great-uncle, John Sumner III 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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SUMNER, STEPHEN (1830-?) CONFEDERATE STATES ARMY, AMERICAN CIVIL WAR.
Hometown:  PERRY COUNTY, Kentucky, USA.
Date of Birth:  April 1830 in Kentucky.
Son of:  Nancy Adams and James Sumner, Sr.
Brother of:  James Sumner, Jr. of Company B, 13th (aka 10th) Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry, who was a Prisoner of War at Camp Douglas Union Prison in Illinois, Confederate States Army, American Civil War.
Brother of:  John Sumner III, Company H, 13th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry aka 10th Regiment, Confederate States Army, American Civil War.
Cousin of:  John Wesley Sumner (1843-1863) from Letcher County, of Company B, 13th (aka 10th) Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry, who Died A Prisoner of War at Camp Douglas Union Prison in Chicago, Illinois, Confederate States Army, American Civil War.  Buried in a mass grave on the Confederate Mound in Oak Woods Cemetery in Chicago.
Grandson of:  Ellender “Nellie” Buntin and Stephen “Rockhouse” Adams.
Grandson of:  Juda Stewart and John Sumner I.
Great-grandson of:  Winifred Combs and Samuel Sumner.
Great-great-grandson of:  Cythia Stacy and William Combs.
Spouse:  America Craft, daughter of Rachel Parker and William Craft and granddaughter of Elizabeth Adams and Archelous Craft I, who was Wounded In Action by an enemy cannonball at the Battle of Eutaw Springs in the American Revolutionary War.
Entered Service From:  Kentucky.
Enlistment Date:  16 March 1863 at Brashearville, Perry County, Kentucky.
Rank:  Private.
Combat Organization:  Company H, 13th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry, Confederate States Army, American Civil War.
Date of Death:  Unknown.
Cemetery:  Unknown.
NOTE:  I placed my third-great-uncle, Stephen Sumner 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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WOODS

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WOODS, THEOPHILUS ASHER "THEO" (1844-1919), UNION ARMY, AMERICAN CIVIL WAR.
Hometown:  MANCHESTER, Clay County, Kentucky, USA in 1860 and 1870.  
Other Residence:  CORNETTSVILLE and VIPER, PERRY COUNTY, Kentucky in 1880 until death.
Date of Birth:  27 April 1844 in Kentucky.
Son of:  Jane “Jenny” Asher and Lilburn “Red Lil” Woods, who divorced in 1846.  Jane reverted to her maiden name, Asher.  When Theophilus joined the Union Army, he enlisted under the surname of Asher.  Therefore, his military headstone was required to have the last name of Asher, which was on his Civil War military papers.
Brother of:  James Woods (1841-1864), a Corporal in the 7th Regiment Kentucky Infantry, Company E, Union Army, who Died of Gunshot Wounds inflicted in Battle in Baton Rouge, Louisiana in the American Civil War.
Grandson of:  Sarah “Sally” Dorton and Reuben Woods, who served in the War of 1812 in the 13th Regiment, Kentucky Militia, commanded by William Dudley.
Great-grandson of:  Laodicea Robinson and Moses Dorton, an American Revolutionary War Soldier, who fought in the Battle of King’s Mountain.
Great-great-grandson of:  Margaret Sarah Blevins and William “Captain Billy” Asher, Jr. (1742-1792) a Captain, American Revolutionary War Soldier, who fought in the Battle of King’s Mountain.
Great-great-grandson of:  Hettie “Polly” Green and Jesse Bolling, Virginia Continental Line, American Revolutionary War.
Spouse:  Juda Cornett, daughter of Elizabeth Holbrook and John Cornett, U. S. Union Army, American Civil War; and great-granddaughter of Rhoda Gilliam and William Jesse Cornett, American Revolutionary War and War of 1812.
Occupation:  Farmer, Teamster, Wagon-master, Farrier, Blacksmith, Soldier.
Enlistment Date:  24 December 1862 in Irvine, Estill County, Kentucky.
Rank:  Private.
Branch of Service:  U. S. Union Army.
Combat Organization:  14th Cavalry Regiment Kentucky, Company M, Union Army, American Civil War.
Mustered Out of Distinguished Service:  24 March 1864 at Camp Nelson, Kentucky.
1890 Special Military Schedule, Perry County, Kentucky:  Disability, Frost Bitten Feet, Disease in Back and Hips.
Date of Death:  27 December 1919
Place of Death:  Perry County, Kentucky.
Cemetery:  Ben Cornett Memorial Cemetery, Mason’s Creek, Perry County, Kentucky, USA.
NOTE:  I placed my great-great-grandfather, Theophilus Asher Woods 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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