​​MILITARY LEGACY OF ESTILL COUNTY, KENTUCKY AND BEYOND

AND

MILITARY LEGACY OF FLOYD COUNTY, KENTUCKY AND BEYOND

GENEALOGY ~ PHOTOGRAPHS ~ LETTERS ~ HISTORY

Written And Compiled By Waukesha Lowe Sammons

Daughter of Daskum Combs (1917 - 2005) and Technical Sergeant, Albert Roy "Jake" Lowe (1917 - 1944),

who was awarded a Silver Star Medal for Action Taken on The Fourth of July 1944 in France,

and who was Killed In Action on September 16, 1944 in World War II.

Copyright 2017 ~ info@perrycountykentuckymilitarylegacy.com ~ All Rights Reserved 

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ESTILL COUNTY, KENTUCKY SOLDIERS, SAILORS, AIRMEN, MARINES
REMEMBER AND NAME, A - Z

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AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR
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WINKLER
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WINKLER, HENRY (1755-1836), NORTH CAROLINA REGIMENT, AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR.
HOMETOWN:  Estill County, Kentucky.
OTHER RESIDENCE:  Pennsylvania.  North Carolina.  
DATE OF BIRTH:  March 1755 in Easton, Pennsylvania.
PARENTS:  Christina Catherina Deitz and Lewis Winkler.                                                                                                 
SPOUSE:  Susannah.  Married in 1778 in Rowan County, North Carolina.                                                                                 GRANDSON:  Simpson Winkler, a Union Army, American Civil War Soldier.                                                              THIRD-GREAT-GRANDSON:  Thomas Lee Winkler (1924-1978), U. S. Army, Wounded In Action, World War II.
THIRD-GREAT-GRANDSON:  Ralph W. Miller (1923-2013), of Estill County and Perry County, U. S. Army, Wounded In Action, World War II.  Ralph married Dalton G. Combs, daughter of Juda Brashear and Ulysses Grant Combs, Sr.  Ralph was buried at Camp Nelson National Cemetery, Nicholasville, Jessamine County, Kentucky.  [Ralph’s data was listed in the World War II section of Perry County, Kentucky on my website.]                                                                              FOURTH-GREAT-GRANDDAUGHTER:  Judy Ann Miller, daughter of Ralph W. Miller and Dalton G. Combs.  Judy Ann married Ronald James Carr, son of Virginia L. Woolery and James Edsel Carr.                                                                  FOURTH-GREAT-GRANDSON:  Ronald James Carr, son of Virginia L. Woolery and James Edsel Carr.  Virginia was the daughter of Nancy Sue Winkler and Guy Thurman Woolery.  Ronald James married Judy Ann Miller, daughter of Ralph W. Miller and Dalton G. Combs.                                                                
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  North Carolina.
ENLISTMENT DATE:  1775. 
RANK:  Private.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  Militia.  Cavalry.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  Captain David Smith’s Company, Colonel Locke’s North Carolina Regiment.  A Company commanded by Captain Peter Hetrick in Colonel Loften’s North Carolina Regiment.
BATTLES, CAMPAIGNS, THEATRES:  “expedition to Cross Creek against the Cherokee Indians.  ...was in an engagement with British Dragoons and Tories at Mass Ferry...”
DATE OF DEATH:  1 July 1836 in Estill County, Kentucky.
U. S. PENSION ROLL, 1 APRIL 1833:  Placed on the Estill County, Kentucky Pension Roll.
U. S. WIDOW’S PENSION ROLL, 1 July 1836:  Susannah began receiving a pension.
SOURCES:  Sworn Court Documents.  U. S. Pension Roll, Estill County, Kentucky.  U. S. Pensioners, Widows.  U. S. Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Application File.
NOTE:  I placed Henry Winkler 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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AMERICAN CIVIL WAR
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WINKLER
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WINKLER, SIMPSON (1844-1909), UNION ARMY, AMERICAN CIVIL WAR.
HOMETOWN:  Irvin, Estill County, Kentucky.
OTHER RESIDENCE:  Crooked Creek, Estill County, Kentucky.  Paradise, Coles County, Illinois.  
DATE OF BIRTH:  January 1844, Kentucky.
PARENTS:  Elizabeth Lucas and Michael Winkler.
GRANDPARENTS:  Susannah and Henry Winkler, an American Revolutionary War Soldier.
SPOUSE:  Emeline Durbin.  Married 8 march 1865 in Estill County, Kentucky.
GREAT-GRANDSON:  Ralph W. Miller (1923-2013), of Estill County and Perry County, U. S. Army, Wounded In Action, World War II.  Ralph married Dalton G. Combs, daughter of Juda Brashear and Ulysses Grant Combs, Sr.  Ralph was buried at Camp Nelson National Cemetery, Nicholasville, Jessamine County, Kentucky.  [Ralph’s data was listed in the World War II section of Perry County, Kentucky on my website.]
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Kentucky.
ENLISTMENT DATE:  12 August 1862 in Irvine, Estill County, Kentucky.  13 February 1863.
DISCHARGE DATE:  24 March 1864 at Camp Nelson, Jessamine County, Kentucky.
RANK:  Private.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  Cavalry.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  Company B, F and K, 14th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry, Union Army, American Civil War.                                                                                                                                                                                     FILED FOR MILITARY INVALID PENSION, 26 JANUARY 1888.                                                                                        WIDOW FILED FOR MILITARY PENSION, 2 NOVEMBER 1909:  Susie Winkler, Widow.                        
DATE OF DEATH:  1909.
SOURCES:  Census.  U. S. Civil War Pension Index.  U. S. Civil War Soldiers.  U. S. Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles.  U. S. Union Soldiers Compiled Service Records.
NOTE:  I placed Simpson Winkler 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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WORLD WAR II
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                          DURING COMBAT IN ESSEN, GERMANY IN WORLD WAR II, U. S. ARMY SOLDIER,                            THOMAS LEE WINKLER SAVED THE LIFE OF U. S. ARMY SOLDIER, RALPH MILLER ON MARCH 28, 1945.


WINKLER, THOMAS LEE (1924 – 1978), EUROPEAN THEATRE, WOUNDED IN ACTION, WORLD WAR II.
HOMETOWN: West Irvine, Estill County, Kentucky, USA.
OTHER RESIDENCE: Richmond Road, Red Lick, Estill County, Kentucky. Norwood, Hamilton County, Ohio.
DATE OF BIRTH: 19 March 1924, West Irvine, Estill County, Kentucky.
PARENTS: Dewey Winkler and Bettie Turpin.
GRANDPARENTS: Leverett ‘Levi’ ‘Lee’ Winkler and Sarah Bell Thomas.
GREAT-GRANDPARENTS: Anderson Winkler and Sara J. Barnett.
GREAT-GREAT-GRANDPARENTS: Michael Winkler and Elizabeth Lucas.                                                                    THIRD-GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Susannah and Henry Winkler, an American Revolutionary War Soldier. 
THIRD COUSIN: Ralph W. Miller (1923 – 2013), Technician Fifth Grade, Company B, 58th Armored Infantry Battalion, 8th Armored Infantry ‘Thundering Herd’ Division, U. S. Army, Wounded In Action, World War II. Although Ralph was born in Estill County to Ella Mae Winkler and John Wesley Miller, he was raised in Kodak in Perry County, Kentucky. When Ralph married my maternal aunt, Dalton G. Combs, he became my uncle by marriage.
~ Before the war, Ralph W. Miller and Thomas L. Winkler had not previously known each other, nor known of any kinship. They became acquainted, while serving in the same military unit in World War II. Ralph and Thomas Lee’s great-great-grandparents were Elizabeth Lucas and Michael Winkler.
~ Ralph W. Miller was placed in Perry County, Kentucky, A25, World War II, M on my website, Military Legacy of Perry County, Kentucky and Beyond.
SPOUSE: Mayme Dozier (1926 – 2005), daughter of Weed Dozier and Nannie Shephard.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM: Kentucky.
ENLISTMENT DATE: 18 March 1943 in Fort Thomas Newport, Kentucky.
DISCHARGE DATE: 28 November 1945.
SERVICE NUMBER: 35793445.
RANK:  Sergeant.
BRANCH OF SERVICE: Armored Infantry.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION: Company B, 58th Armored Infantry Battalion, 8th Armored Infantry ‘Thundering Herd’ Division, U. S. Army, World War II.
BATTLES, CAMPAIGNS, THEATRES: European Theatre.
WORLD WAR II HOSPITAL ADMISSION: February 1945, Battle Casualty Wound.
EUROPEAN THEATER, WORLD WAR II, 15 MARCH 1945: The 8th Armored Infantry was the first to uncover the Werewolf Organization.
EUROPEAN THEATER, WORLD WAR II, 28 MARCH 1945 IN ESSEN, GERMANY:
~ Technician Fifth Grade, Ralph W. Miller stated the following facts about this eventful day and its aftermath in an interview by Waukesha Lowe Sammons.
~ “I was Wounded-In-Action. When a German Cannon 88 zeroed in on our half-track, I was hit in the back with shrapnel. It killed about 6 of the boys in the vehicle. I managed to get out of the burning truck.”
~ “Private Thomas L. Winkler saved my life by dragging me into a building and covering me with sacks of potatoes to slow the bleeding and to protect me, if another shell hit us. I thought he had covered me with quilts. We were pinned down for about 3 hours."
~ “I was taken to an aid station by Winkler, who was from Estill County, Kentucky and by Mead, who was from West Virginia. But no truck was available for further transport. Mead picked me up, put me on his back and carried me from the aid station to our hospital. My life was saved twice that day."
~ “The military doctors in Germany kept me alive, put me in a body cast and sent me back to an English hospital on a C47. Later I left England on a hospital ship and headed home to the United States of America.”
~ Note: Unfortunately, I have been unable to identified Mead, the soldier from West Virginia.
DATE OF DEATH: 6 November 1978, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio.
CEMETERY: West Irvine Cemetery, Irvine, Estill County, Kentucky.
U. S. AWARDS, CERTIFICATES, MEDALS:
SOURCES: Census. Findagrave. Interview of Ralph W. Miller by Waukesha Lowe Sammons. Kentucky Birth Index. Ohio Deaths. U. S. Department of Affairs BIRLS Death File. U. S. World War II Draft Cards. U. S. World War II Enlistment Records, 1939-1946. U. S. World War II Hospital Admission Card Files.
NOTE: I placed Thomas Lee Winkler 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.
NOTE: I placed my uncle-by-marriage-to-my-maternal-aunt, Ralph W. Miller 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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 FLOYD COUNTY, KENTUCKY SOLDIERS, SAILORS, AIRMEN, MARINES

REMEMBER AND NAME, A - Z
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JUSTICE
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JOHN JUSTICE, SR., ACCOMPANIED BY HIS TWO YOUNG SONS,

JOHN JUSTICE, JR., FIFER, AGE 17 AND SIMEON JUSTICE, DRUMMER, AGE 12,

SERVED IN THE AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR,

WERE CAPTURED BY THE BRITISH AT FORT RUTLEDGE, SOUTH CAROLINA,

BECAME PRISONER OF WAR AND WERE RELEASED UNHARMED.

MARY SLOAN JUSTICE, WIFE AND MOTHER, RESIDED AT THE FORT
DURING HER FAMILY’S MILITARY SERVICE IN THE SOUTH CAROLINA LINE.


JUSTICE, JOHN SR. (1731-1803), PRISONER OF WAR, AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR.
HOMETOWN:  Fort Rutledge, South Carolina.
OTHER RESIDENCE:  Halifax, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.
DATE OF BIRTH:  21 June 1731, Halifax, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.
PARENTS: Mary and John Justice I.
SPOUSE:  Mary Sloan.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  South Carolina.
ENLISTMENT DATE:  1779. Served 439 days in the military.
DISCHARGE DATE:  1780.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  Militia.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  Colonel Benjamin Tutt’s Independent Company.
DATE OF DEATH:  1803, South Carolina.
SOURCES:  First Justice Families of Eastern Kentucky by Thomas Harold Justice.  Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988.  Roster of South Carolina Patriots in the American Revolution by Bobby Gilmer Moss, Limestone College, Baltimore, Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., copyright 1983.
NOTE:  I placed John Justice, Sr. Justice on my ~ Sammons Bradshaw Ferguson Wooton Castle Hopkins Daniel Spencer; McCoy Stafford Stanley May Rutherford Brashear Williamson Ball ~ In-law Family Tree, that I created on Ancestry.
NOTE:  I placed John Justice, Sr. on my ~ Lowe Stephenson Rose Burchfield Murphy Whitt; Littleton Caudill Salisbury Crace Adams Wiley Webb Boone ~ Paternal Family Tree, that I created on Ancestry.
NOTE:  I placed John Justice, Sr. 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.


JUSTICE, JOHN JR. (1762-1831), AGE 17, FIFER, PRISONER OF WAR, AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR.
HOMETOWN:  Beaver Creek, Floyd County, Kentucky and Pike County, Kentucky.
NOTE:  In 1821 Pike County was created from a part of Floyd County.  Was John’s property transferred from Floyd County to Pike County?
OTHER RESIDENCE:  South Carolina.  North Carolina.  Pike County, Kentucky.  Tennessee.
DATE OF BIRTH:  1762, Pittsylvania County, Virginia.
PARENTS:  Mary Sloan and John Justice, Sr.
SPOUSE:  Amy Neal.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  South Carolina.
ENLISTMENT DATE:  1779.  Served 439 days in Colonel Benjamin Tutt’s Independent Company.
DISCHARGE DATE:  1780.
RANK:  Fifer.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  Militia.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  Colonel Benjamin Tutt’s Independent Company.
DATE OF DEATH:  30 January 1831, Pike County, Kentucky.
SOURCES:  Findagrave # 155421784.  First Justice Families of Eastern Kentucky by Thomas Harold Justice.  Kentucky Land Grants.  North Carolina Marriage Collection.  Roster of South Carolina Patriots in the American Revolution by Bobby Gilmer Moss, Limestone College, Copyright 1983.  U. S. Revolutionary War Pensions, Widow.
NOTE:  I placed John Justice, Jr. on my ~ Sammons Bradshaw Ferguson Wooton Castle Hopkins Daniel Spencer; McCoy Stafford Stanley May Rutherford Brashear Williamson Ball ~ In-law Family Tree, that I created on Ancestry.
NOTE:  I placed John Justice, Jr. on my ~ Lowe Stephenson Rose Burchfield Murphy Whitt; Littleton Caudill Salisbury Crace Adams Wiley Webb Boone ~ Paternal Family Tree, that I created on Ancestry.
NOTE:  I placed John Justice, 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.



















JUSTICE, SIMEON (1765-1846), AGE 12, DRUMMER, PRISONER OF WAR, AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR.
HOMETOWN:  Beaver Creek, Floyd County, Kentucky and Pike County, Kentucky.
NOTE:  In 1821 Pike County was created from a part of Floyd County; Perry County was created from a part of Floyd County and Clay County.  Was Simeon’s property transferred from Floyd County to Pike County?  Was Simeon living in Perry County on different property, when he died?
OTHER RESIDENCE: Spartanburg, South Carolina.   Morgan, Buncombe, North Carolina.  Green County, Tennessee.  Floyd County, Pike County and Perry County Kentucky.
DATE OF BIRTH:  4 June 1765, Pittsylvania County, Virginia.
PARENTS:  Mary Sloan and John Justice.
SPOUSE:  Susannah Wade (first wife).  Second wife, Philadelphia “Adelphia” “Delpha” Carter, widow of Thomas Johnson.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  South Carolina.
ENLISTMENT DATE:  1 of June 1777, a drummer under Captain Benjamin Tutt and Colonel LeRoy Hammond.  Taken Prisoner of War at Fort Rutledge.  Paroled.
DISCHARGE DATE:  2 July 1777.
RANK:  Drummer.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  Militia.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  Captain Benjamin Tutt and Colonel LeRoy Hammond’s Company.
RELIGION:  Elder Simeon Justice, a Regular Baptist minister, was one of the many participants in the founding of Indian Bottom Church in Letcher County, Kentucky and Stone Coal Church in Floyd County, Kentucky.  “In 1810 ... William Salisbury and Simeon Justice of Floyd County, Kentucky formed the Presbytery.”  Source:  Appalachia Crossroads by Clayton R. Cox.
20 FEBRUARY 1833, U. S. PENSIONERS:  Placed on the Military Pension Roll.
1834, MARRIED IN PERRY COUNTY, KENTUCKY:  Marriage of Simeon Justice and Delpha Carter Johnson confirmed. 
DATE OF DEATH:  16 January 1846, Perry County, Kentucky.
SOURCES:  Appalachia Crossroads, The Caudill Family, Volume 3 by Clayton R. Cox.  First Justice Families of Eastern Kentucky by Thomas Harold Justice.  Kentucky Land Grants, 1782-1924.  Kentucky Pension Roll for 1835, Floyd County.  Minutes of the Indian Bottom Association, Reular Baptists of Jesus Christ.  Roster of South Carolina in the American Revolution by Bobby Gilmer Moss, Limestone College, copyright 1983.  U. S. Pensioners, 1818-1872, Kentucky.  U. S. Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land Warrent Application Files, 1800-1900.
NOTE:  I placed Simeon Justice on my ~ Sammons Bradshaw Ferguson Wooton Castle Hopkins Daniel Spencer; McCoy Stafford Stanley May Rutherford Brashear Williamson Ball ~ In-law Family Tree, that I created on Ancestry.
NOTE:  I placed Simeon Justice on my ~ Lowe Stephenson Rose Burchfield Murphy Whitt; Littleton Caudill Salisbury Crace Adams Wiley Webb Boone ~ Paternal Family Tree, that I created on Ancestry.
NOTE:  I placed Simeon Justice 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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WILLIAMSON

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WILLIAMSON, ALDEN (ca 1750-1816), BATTLE OF POINT PLEASANT, AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR.
HOMETOWN:  Floyd County, Kentucky, USA.
OTHER RESIDENCE:  New Kent, New Kent County, Virginia.  Pennsylvania.  Laurel Fork of Pigeon Creek, Logan County, Virginia / West Virginia.
DATE OF BIRTH:  circa 1750 in New Kent County, Virginia.
FATHER:  Hugh Williamson, who emigrated from Wales to Virginia.
SPOUSE:  Isabelle Thompson, first wife.  Mary Elizabeth Jackson, second wife.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Virginia.
RANK:  Private.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  Militia.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  June 2, 1774, Robert Doack’s Company of Militia.
October 10, 1774, William Campbell’s Company in the Fincastle County Battalion.
BATTLE OF POINT PLEASANT, 10 OCTOBER 1774:  Alden Williamson, serving in William Campbell’s Company in the Fincastle County Battalion.  The Virginia Militia fought and won the battle against Native Americans, who were led by Shawnee Chieftain, Hokoleskwa Peter Cornstalk.  Three years later, Cornstalk, no longer at war, was held hostage and murdered at Fort Randolph, Point Pleasant, Virginia.  Three times his remains have been placed in a grave, twice taken out of the earth and reburied in a different location.
NOTE:  My husband’s sixth-great-grandfathers, Alden Williamson and Thomas Farley were fighting against my sixth-great-grandfather, Shawnee Chieftain, Hokoleskwa Peter Cornstalk.  
DATE OF DEATH:  29 October 1816.  Drowned in a rafting accident on the Tug River, near Huntington, West Virginia.
CEMETERY:  Amil Little Cemetery, Pike County, Kentucky.
SOURCES:  Annals of Southwest Virginia, 1769-1800 by Lewis Preston Summers, copyright 1920.  Findagrave.  History of Logan County, West Virginia by Henry Clay Ragland, copyright circa 1896.
NOTE:  I placed my husband’s sixth-great-grandfather, Alden Williamson on my ~ Sammons Bradshaw Ferguson Wooton Castle Hopkins Daniel Spencer; McCoy Stafford Stanley May Rutherford Brashear Williamson Ball ~ In-law Family Tree, that I created on Ancestry.
NOTE:  I placed my sixth-great-grandfather, Shawnee Chieftain, Hokoleskwa Peter Cornstalk on my ~ Lowe Stephenson Rose Burchfield Murphy Whitt; Littleton Caudill Salisbury Crace Adams Wiley Webb Boone ~ Paternal Family Tree, that I created on Ancestry.

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WAR OF 1812

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SALISBURY

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SALISBURY, ELIJAH (ca 1785-    ), VIRGINIA MILITIA, WAR OF 1812.
HOMETOWN:  Prestonsburg, Floyd County, Kentucky, USA.
OTHER RESIDENCE:  Franklin County, Virginia.
DATE OF BIRTH:  circa 1785, Virginia.
PARENTS:  Mary “Polly” Milton and Richard Salisbury.
SPOUSE:  Keziah Ray.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Virginia.
RANK:  Private.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  Militia.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  Captain Samuel Graham’s 4th Regiment, Virginia Militia, War of 1812. 
SOURCES:  Census.  U. S. War of 1812 Service Records, 1812-1815.  Virginia Compiled Marriages.  War of 1812 Pension Application Files.
NOTE:  I placed my fourth-granduncle, Elijah Salisbury on my ~ Lowe Stephenson Rose Burchfield Murphy Whitt; Littleton Caudill Salisbury Crace Adams Wiley Webb Boone ~ Paternal Family Tree, that I created on Ancestry.

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JONES

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JONES, AMBROSE (1834-1907), UNION ARMY, AMERICAN CIVIL WAR.
HOMETOWN:  Antioch, Floyd County, Kentucky, USA.
DATE OF BIRTH:  3 April 1836, Floyd County, Kentucky.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Kentucky.
ENLISTMENT DATE:  7 November 1862 in Peach Orchard, Kentucky.  16 February 1863.  7 February 1865.
DISCHARGE DATE:  11 August 1864.  15 September 1865 in Louisville, Kentucky.   
RANK:  Private.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  Infantry.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  Company B, 39th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry, Union Army, American Civil War.
1890 VETERANS SCHEDULES:  Kentucky, Floyd County, Antioch.  Private, Company B, 39th Kentucky Volunteers, 16 November 1862 – 15 September 1865. 
DATE OF DEATH:  11 December 1907, Floyd County, Kentucky.
FILED INVALID PENSION:  12 June 1888.
MINOR FILED MILITARY PENSION:  20 November 1908, Grandson, Sam Jones, Minor.
CEMETERY:  Ike Roberts Cemetery, Grethel, Floyd County, Kentucky.
SOURCES:  Census.  Civil War Pension Index.  1890 Veterans Schedules.  Findagrave.  U. S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865.  U. S. Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles.

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MAY

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MAY, ANDREW JACKSON “JACK” (1829 – 1903), COLONEL, CONFEDERATE STATES ARMY, AMERICAN CIVIL WAR.
HOMETOWN: Floyd County, Kentucky, USA.
OTHER RESIDENCE: Clackamas, Oregon Territory. Placerville, El Dorado County, California. West Liberty, Morgan County, Kentucky. Jeffersonville, Tazewell County, Virginia.
DATE OF BIRTH: 28 January 1829 in Floyd County, Kentucky.
PARENTS: Catherine Evans and Samuel May (1783-1851). When Samuel and his son, Jack were in Placerville, California, participating in the Gold Rush, Samuel died and had to be buried there. Afterwards, Jack returned home.
KENTUCKY HISTORICAL MARKER: “Samuel May (1783-1851) … Elected State Senator in 1835 … He died in California during the gold rush.”
KENTUCKY HISTORICAL MARKER: “Samuel May House, Built in 1817 by Samuel May, … The 350-acre farm with its grist mill was a recruitment and supply post for Confederates during the Civil War.”
GRANDPARENTS: Sarah Jane Phillips and Johannes John May, an American Revolutionary War Soldier.
PIKE COUNTY, KENTUCKY HISTORICAL MARKER: “Revolutionary Soldier John May … Placed by Pikeville, Kentucky Chapter DAR.”
PIKE COUNTY, KENTUCKY HISTORICAL TABLET: “This Tablet Is Dedicated To The Memory Of The Revolutionary War Soldiers Buried In Pike County, … JOHN MAY ... (plus others), Placed By The Pikeville Chapter DAR, 1929.”
GREAT-GRANDPARENTS: Anna Maria Meyer and Franz Peter May.
BROTHER: Daniel Welsey May, who married Martha Brashear, daughter of Mary “Polly” Everage and Robert S. Brashear, who was the son of Margaret Eakin and Captain Samuel Brashear, who was an American Revolutionary War Soldier, who fought in The Battle Of Lookout Mountain.
SPOUSE: Mary Matilda Davidson, first wife, married 1855. Jack and Mary’s children were Samuel Davidson May (1856-1913), Andrew Jackson May, Jr. (1860-1920) and Byrde May (1868-1894).
SPOUSE: Nellie Bly Davidson, second wife, married June 17, 1902. Jack and Nellie’s child was Colonel Andrew Jackson May, Jr. (1902 – 1956), a World War II Veteran.
OCCUPATION: Soldier. Attorney At Law.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM: Kentucky.
MILITARY UNIT, OCTOBER 1861: Andrew Jackson May of the Morgan County Kentucky State Guards.
ENLISTMENT DATE: May 26, 1862. 21 October 1861 at West Liberty, Kentucky, at Age 32
FIRST DISCHARGE DATE, RESIGNED: 14 November 1862. Afterwards, during the winter of 1862 into the spring of 1863, Jack May was in the Big Sandy Valley searching for men and horses for the Confederate States Army, with the May House designated as a rebel recruiting center.
SECOND ENLISTMENT DATE: July 1863 in the 10th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry, which would become the 11th and then the 13th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (“Ben Caudill’s Army”) the last year of the war.
SECOND DISCHARGE DATE: 4 July 1864, Resigned his commission due to illness.
RANK: Enlistment Rank, Captain. Promoted 17 November, 1861 to Lieutenant Colonel. Promoted 18 April 1862 to the rank of Colonel. Battle Unit Detail, Field Officer.
BRANCH OF SERVICE: Guards. Infantry. Cavalry.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION: The Morgan County, Kentucky State Guards. Company A, 5th Regiment, Kentucky Volunteer Mounted Infantry; next the 10th (aka 11th aka 13th) Regiment, Kentucky Volunteer Cavalry, Confederate States Army, American Civil War.
~ American Civil War Newspaper Clipping In Support of the Union: “We learn … that Major J. C. Eversole has formed a battalion … The rebels in that region of country number four or five hundred, under the command of the notorious Jack May and the robber-chief Benj. E. Caudelle [‘Benjamin E. Caudill’s Army’].” A photograph of the clipping, courtesy of Newspaper.com and Wanda Hayes Langdon, who placed it on Ancestry May 1, 2021.
BATTLES, CAMPAIGNS, THEATRES: Skirmish / Battle of Ivy Mountain, November 8 – 9, 1861. The Battle of Walker’s Creek Mountain. The Battle of Middle Creek, January 10, 1862. General James Longstreet’s Siege of Knoxville, November – December, 1863. General John Hunt Morgan’s Last Raid, Summer 1864. Battle of Mount Sterling, June 1864. Battle of Cynthiana, June 11 – 12, 1864.
DATE OF DEATH: 3 May 1903 in Tazewell County, Virginia.
CEMETERY: Jefferson Cemetery, Tazewell, Virginia.
SOURCES: Census. Colonel Andrew Jackson May: Eastern Kentucky’s Plumed Knight Of The Confederacy by Robert Perry; scholarworksworks.moreheadstate.edu. Confederate Kentucky Volunteers War, 1861-1865. Confederate Kentucky Volunteers War, 1861-1865. Findagrave. History of Campbell County, Tennessee; tngenweb.org. Jack May’s War: Colonel Andrew Jackson May And The Civil War in Eastern Kentucky, Eastern Tennessee and Southwest Virginia by Robert Perry, c. 1998. National Guard History; kynghistory.ky.gov. Pennsylvania, Church Records, Adams, Berks and Lancaster Counties, 1729-1881. National Park Service; nps.gov. U. S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865. U. S. Civil War Soldiers Records And Profiles, 1861-1865. U. S. Confederate Officers Card Index, 1861-1865.
NOTE: I placed Andrew Jackson “Jack” May 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.
NOTE: I placed my first-cousin-four-times-removed, Martha 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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SCALF, ARCHIBALD “ARCH” (1832- 1922), PRISONER OF WAR, CAMP DOUGLAS, ILLINOIS, CONFEDERATE STATES ARMY, AMERICAN CIVIL WAR.
HOMETOWN:  Johns Creek and Prestonsburg, Floyd County, Kentucky, USA.
OTHER RESIDENCE:  Russell County, Virginia.  Dicks Creek, a branch of John’s Creek, Floyd County, Kentucky.  Brandy Creek, Kentucky.  Eden, Martin County, Kentucky.  Tomahawk, Martin County, Kentucky.
DATE OF BIRTH:  19 December 1832 in Russell County, Virginia, USA.
PARENTS:  Talitha Couch and Brittan Scalf.
SPOUSE:  Sarah Ann Sellards, a great-granddaughter of Hezekiah Sellards.
OCCUPATION:  Stone Mason.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Kentucky.
ENLISTMENT DATE:  1861.  Joined a company organized by Colonel Andrew Jackson May in Prestonsburg, Kentucky.  Captain Tom Warsham.  General John S. Williams.                                                                                                       
SECOND ENLISTMENT DATE:  May1863.
FIRST DISCHARGE DATE:  October 1861, Disbanded at Hazelgreen, Kentucky.
SECOND DISCHARGE DATE:  18 May 1865, when released from a Union Military Prison. 
RANK:  Private.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  Mounted Infantry.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  Company A and E, 5th Regiment, Kentucky Mounted Infantry.
4 JULY 1863, CAPTURED IN PIKE COUNTY, KENTUCKY, BECAME A PRISONER OF WAR.  Another document listed 8 July 1863.
20 JULY 1863, RECEIVED AT CAMP CHASE UNION MILITARY PRISON, OHIO.
4 OCTOBER 1863, RECEIVED AT CAMP DOUGLAS UNION MILITARY PRISON, CHICAGO, ILLINOIS.
15 MAY 1865, RELEASED FROM A UNION MILITARY PRISON:  swore the oath of allegiance.
U. S. MILITARY PENSION FILE, 30 JULY 1912:  “Applicant blind in left eye ... sees very little out of the other ... neuralgia ... deformity of left hand, which renders it most useless ... totally disabled to labor for his support.”
14 JANUARY 1920 CENSUS:  Eden, Martin County, Kentucky, Arch Scalf, widowed, Confederate Army Civil War Survivor.
DATE OF DEATH:  22 October 1922.
PLACE OF DEATH:  Jonesbrook, Martin County, Kentucky.
FIRST BURIAL:  Maybe on Dick’s Creek, a branch of Johns Creek, Floyd County, Kentucky?  Maybe in the Scalf Family Cemetery, Pike County, Kentucky?  U. S. Veterans Gravesites.
SECOND BURIAL:  Government Relocation Cemetery, Auxier, Floyd County, Kentucky.  Findagrave.  
SOURCES:  Appalachia Crossroads, Volume I, Descendants of Hezekiah Sellards, by Clayton R. Cox, copyright 1977.  Census.  Findagrave.  Kentucky Confederate Pension Records, 1912-1930.  Kentucky Marriage Records.  U. S. Civil War Prisoner of War Records, 1861-1865.  U. S. Civil War Soldiers.  U. S. Confederate Soldiers Compiled Service Records.  U. S. Veterans Gravesites.
NOTE:  I placed Archibald Scalf on my ~ Lowe Stephenson Rose Burchfield Murphy Whitt; Littleton Caudill Salisbury Crace Adams Wiley Webb Boone ~ Paternal Family Tree, that I created on Ancestry.

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THREE SONS OF ELIZABETH BURCHETT AND JOHN W. SELLARDS:
DRURY SELLARDS.  ELIAS SELLARDS.  JAMES M. SELLARDS.

SELLARDS, DRURY (1838-after 1900 census), CONFEDERATE STATES ARMY - PRISONER OF WAR - SWORE THE OATH OF ALLEGIANCE - UNION ARMY, AMERICAN CIVIL WAR.                                                CONFEDERATE STATES ARMY PRISONER OF WAR AT UNION MILITARY PRISONS:  CAMP CHASE, COLUMBUS, OHIO - JOHNSON’S ISLAND, SANDUSKY, OHIO - POINT LOOKOUT, MARYLAND; SWORE THE OATH OF ALLEGIANCE AND ENLISTED IN THE UNION ARMY.  
HOMETOWN:  Floyd County, Kentucky.
OTHER RESIDENCE:  Stonewall, Wayne County, West Virginia.
DATE OF BIRTH:  27 December 1838.  On the 1900 Census, born April 1840.
PARENTS:  Elizabeth Burchett and John W. “Jackie” Sellards.
GRANDPARENTS:  Anna Alford and John Sellars.
GREAT-GRANDFATHER:  Hezekiah Sellards.
SPOUSE:  Mary, born circa 1852 in Kentucky.

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ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Kentucky.
ENLISTMENT DATE:  Currently Unknown.
WHILE SERVING IN THE CONFEDERATE STATE ARMY, HE BECAME A CAPTURED PRISONER OF WAR.

DISCHARGE DATE FROM THE CONFEDERATE STATES ARMY:  29 January 1864 as a Confederate Prisoner of War at Union Military Prison at Point Lookout, Maryland, Drury Sellards swore and Oath of Allegiance to the United States, Received Parole and immediately was enlisted into the Union Army.
RANK:  Private.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  Cavalry.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  Company E, 5th Kentucky Cavalry, Confederate States Army, Civil War.
17 APRIL 1863, CAPTURED IN FLOYD COUNTY, KENTUCKY:  While serving in Company E, 5th Kentucky Cavalry, Confederate States Army, D. Sellards was captured by the Union Soldiers in Floyd County, Kentucky.  He was proclaimed a “Deserter form the Rebel Army.”
22 APRIL 1863:  Sellards was received at Camp Chase.
13 May 1863:  Sent for exchange at City Point, Virginia.
14 JUNE 1863, SANDUSKY, OHIO:  Sellards had left Camp Chase and arrived in Sandusky.   Transferred to Johnson Island Union Prisoner of War Camp.
7 OCTOBER 1863:  “Deserter from Rebel Amy, Released on Oath of Allegience.”

WAS SELLARDS RELEASED AND RECAPTURED?                                                  
30 OCTOBER 1863:  Sent to Point Lookout Prison Camp, Maryland.
WAS SELLARDS RELEASED AND RECAPTURED?
4 NOVEMBER 1863:  Sellards arrived in Sandusky, Ohio.

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ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Kentucky.
ENLISTMENT DATE:  29 JANUARY 1864:  OATH-PAROLE-UNION ARMY SOLDIER:  CONFEDERATE PRISONER OF WAR, DRURY SELARDS, FROM FLOYD COUNTY, KENTUCKY, COMPANY E, TOWN, 531, FLOYD COUNTY, KENTUCKY, 5TH REGIMENT, KENTUCKY ARMY, SWORE AN OATH OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE UNITED STATES, RECEIVED PAROLE AND IMMEDIATELY WAS ENLISTED INTO THE UNION ARMY.
RANK IN:  Confederate Private.

RANK OUT:  Union Private. 
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  Infantry.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  Company D, 1st Regiment, U. S. Veteran Volunteer Infantry, Union Army, Civil War.                                                                                                                                                                                             29 SEPTEMBER 1887:  Drury Sellards, Company D, 1st Regiment, U. S. Veterans Volunteers Filed for Invalid Military Pension.
1900 CENSUS, FLOYD COUNTY, KENTUCKY:  DREW SELARDS (DREW SELLARDS, born April 1840 and divorced) was residing in the home of his brother, Burel Selards (BURWELL JEFFERSON SELLARDS).
DATE OF DEATH:  after the 1900 Census.
SOURCES:  Appalachia Crossroads, Volume I, Descendants of Hezekiah Sellards, by Clayton R. Cox, copyright 1977.  Alphabetical List of Prisoners of War at Camp Chase, Ohio.  Census.  Confederate Prisoner of War Oath and Parole.  National Park Service Soldiers And Sailors.  U. S. Civil War Prisoner of War Records, 1861-1865, Roll of Prisoners of War, At Depot Prisoners of War near Sandusky, Ohio. U. S. Civil War Pension Index.  U. S. Civil War Soldiers.  U. S. Confederate Soldiers Compiled Service Records.  Roll of Prisoners of War at Point Lookout, Maryland.
NOTE:  I placed my second-cousin-five-times removed, Drury Sellards on my ~ Lowe Stephenson Rose Burchfield Murphy Whitt; Littleton Caudill Salisbury Crace Adams Wiley Webb Boone ~ Paternal Family Tree, that I created on Ancestry.




























SELLARDS, ELIAS (ca 1834-1862), EMORY & HENRY COLLEGE HOSPITAL DEATH, CONFEDERATE STATES ARMY, AMERICAN CIVIL WAR.
HOMETOWN:  Prestonsburg, Floyd County, Kentucky.
OTHER RESIDENCE:  Emory and Henry College Hospital, Washington County, Virginia.
DATE OF BIRTH:  circa 1834
PARENTS:  Elizabeth Burchett and John W. “Jackie” Sellards.
GRANDPARENTS:  Anna Alford and John Sellars.
GREAT-GRANDFATHER:  Hezekiah Sellards.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Kentucky.
ENLISTMENT DATE:  30 October 1861 in Prestonsburg, Kentucky.
DISCHARGE DATE:  6 June 1862, Hospital Death at Virginia.
RANK:  Private.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  Mounted Infantry.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  Company E, 5th Regiment, Kentucky Mounted Infantry.
DATE OF DEATH:  6 June 1862 or 8 June 1862.
PLACE OF DEATH:  Emory and Henry College Hospital, Washington County, Virginia.
NOTE:  Emory and Henry College closed in April 1861, due to the Battle of Saltville.  The administration building was commandeered as a Confederate Hospital.  After the battle, soldiers from the North and the South were treated for their wounds.  The dead were buried on college ground.   
BURIAL:  Yes, Grave Number 23.
CEMETERY:  Emory and Henry Cemetery, Emery, Washington County, Virginia.
MEMORIAL POSTER 12 1/1 inches X 18 3/4 inches, CONFEDERATE CEMETERY AT EMORY AND HENRY COLLEGE:  Contributor, James A. Davis.  Names and units of those Confederate Soldiers, who died while being treated at the hospital during the Civil War.  At the bottom of the poster:  “Would you cherish the memory of the Confederate dead?  Then please remit some small contribution, one Dollar or more, to Prof. Davis, Treasurer of Emory Memorial Association, for the purpose of adorning and taking care of their graves.  Emory & Henry College, Washington County, Virginia, May, 1869.”                                                                                                                                                                        PROFESSOR JAMES A. DAVIS (1825-1898):  A College Facility Member, who remained at the closed college during the Civil War.  After the war, he compiled a list of the dead soldiers and solicited public support for the care and maintenance of the cemetery.
MEMORIAL PLAQUE:  Kentucky Southern Soldier, Grave Marker # 23 Plaque, Kentucky.  E. Sallards, Birth Unknown, Death 8 June 1862, Emory and Henry Cemetery, Emery, Washington County, Virginia.
NOTE:  The List from the Kelly Library at Emory and Henry College, Washington County, Virginia was originally made by Professor James A. Davis in May 1869 and by John A. Blakemore on April 20, 1915.
SOURCES:  Appalachia Crossroads, Volume I, Descendants of Hezekiah Sellards, by Clayton R. Cox, copyright 1977.  Confederate Dead Buried at Emory and Henry Holston Conference Cemetery, Washington County, Virginia.  Confederate Kentucky Volunteers War 1861-1865.  Findagrave.  myswva.org.  Professor James A. Davis (1825-1898).  National Park Service Soldiers and Sailors.  U. S. Civil War Soldiers.  U. S. Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles.  U. S. Confederate Soldiers Compiled Service Records.
NOTE:  I placed my second-cousin-five-times removed, Elias Sellards on my ~ Lowe Stephenson Rose Burchfield Murphy Whitt; Littleton Caudill Salisbury Crace Adams Wiley Webb Boone ~ Paternal Family Tree, that I created on Ancestry.
NOTE:  I placed my second-cousin-five-times-removed, Elias Sellards on my ~ Sammons Bradshaw Ferguson Wooton Castle Hopkins Daniel Spencer; McCoy Stafford Stanley May Rutherford Brashear Williamson Ball ~ In-law Family Tree, that I created on Ancestry.


SELLARDS, JAMES M. (ca 1835-1863), DIED OF TYPHOID, UNION ARMY, AMERICAN CIVIL WAR.
HOMETOWN:  Floyd County and Pike County, Kentucky.
OTHER RESIDENCE:  Union General Hospital, Ashland, Boyd County, Kentucky.
DATE OF BIRTH:  circa 1835 in Floyd County, Kentucky.  The Sellards homeplace was located near the Pike County, Kentucky line.
PARENTS:  Elizabeth Burchett and John W. “Jackie” Sellards.
GRANDPARENTS:  Anna Alford and John Sellars.
GREAT-GRANDFATHER:  Hezekiah Sellards.
SPOUSE:  Emeline Shortridge.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Kentucky.
ENLISTMENT DATE:  1 November 1862 in Peach Orchard, Kentucky.  12 January 1863.  16 February 1863.
DISCHARGE DATE:  10 April 1863 in Union General Hospital in Ashland, Kentucky, when Sergeant Sellards died of Typhoid Fever.
RANK:  Sergeant.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  Infantry.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  Company G, 39th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry.
DATE OF DEATH:  10 April 1863.
PLACE OF DEATH:  Union General Hospital, Ashland, Boyd County, Kentucky.  Remarks:  “Died of Typhoid Fever.”
BURIAL:  Currently Unknown.
CEMETERY:  Currently Unknown.
15 JUNE 1863, WIDOW FILED MILITARY PENSION:  Widow, Emeline Shortridge Sellards.
16 DECEMBER 1868, MINOR FILED MILITARY PENSION:  Grandchild, T. Collinsworth.

SOURCES:  Appalachia Crossroads, Volume I, Descendants of Hezekiah Sellards, by Clayton R. Cox, copyright 1977.  U. S. Civil War Pension Index.  U. S. Civil War Soldiers.  U. S. Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles.  U. S. Registers of Deaths of Volunteers, Kentucky.  U. S. Union Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865.
NOTE:  I placed my second-cousin-five-times removed, James M. Sellards on my ~ Lowe Stephenson Rose Burchfield Murphy Whitt; Littleton Caudill Salisbury Crace Adams Wiley Webb Boone ~ Paternal Family Tree, that I created on Ancestry.

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BURCHETT, GRADE (1896-ca 1918), DIED OF ACCIDENT, FRANCE, WORLD WAR I.
HOMETOWN:  Prestonsburg, Floyd County, Kentucky, USA.
OTHER RESIDENCE:  Dwale, Floyd County, Kentucky.  Roderfield, McDowell County, West Virginia.
DATE OF BIRTH:  11 January 1896, Floyd County, Kentucky.
PARENTS:  Julia B. Hubbard and William Green Burchett.
OCCUPATION:  Coal Miner.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Floyd County, Kentucky.
ENTRAINMENT DATE:  27 May 1918.
ENTRAINMENT CAMP:  Camp Zachary Taylor.
DISCHARGE DATE:  Died of Accident in France, World War I.
SERVICE NUMBER:  3092504.
RANK:  Private.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  Army.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  Company D, 114th Engineers, 39th Division, U. S. Army, World War I.
U. S. ARMY TRANSPORT SERVICE PASSENGER LISTS, 1910-1939:   On 22 August 1918 the Ship, WILHELMINA sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey.  On Board was Private Grade Burchette, Company D, 114th Engineers, 39th Division, U. S. Army, WWI.
DATE OF DEATH:  Circa 1918, Died of Accident in France, WWI.
U. S. ARMY TRANSPORT SERVICE, PASSENGER LISTS, LIST OF MILITARY PERSONNEL RETURNING TO THE UNITED STATES:  22 November 1920, the USAT WHEATON, sailed from St. Nazaire, France and arrived at Hoboken, New Jersey on 15 December 1920.  Remains of overseas Dead on Board:  PRIVATE GRADE BURCHETT.
REPATRIATED:  Yes, 15 December 1920, his remains arrived in the United States of America.
SOURCES:  Census.  Soldiers of The Great War, Volume 1, photograph on page 375.  U. S. Army Transport Service, Passenger Lists.  U. S. List of Men Ordered to Report to Local Board for Military Duty, 1917-1918.  WWI Draft Registration Card.
NOTE:  I placed Grade Burchett on my ~ Lowe Stephenson Rose Burchfield Murphy Whitt; Littleton Caudill Salisbury Crace Adams Wiley Webb Boone ~ Paternal Family Tree, that I created on Ancestry.

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JUSTICE, ADRON (1910-1943), KILLED IN ACTION, THE TUNISIAN CAMPAIGN, WORLD WAR II.
HOMETOWN:  Osborn, Floyd County, Kentucky, USA.
OTHER RESIDENCE:  Amba and Mouth of Mud Creek in Floyd County, Kentucky.  Greene County, Tennessee.
DATE OF BIRTH:  14 April 1910, Amba, Floyd County, Kentucky.
PARENTS:  Rissie Adkins and James M. “Jim” Justice.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Kentucky.
ENLISTMENT DATE:  31 July 1941 in Huntington, West Virginia.
DISCHARGE DATE:  23 April 1943, Discharge By Death, Killed In Action, World War II.
SERVICE NUMBER:  35210712.
RANK:  Private.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  Infantry.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  Company E, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division.
BATTLES, CAMPAIGNS, THEATRES:
DATE OF DEATH:  23 April 1943, Killed In Action, World War II.
PLACE OF DEATH:  The Tunisian Campaign in North Africa.
STATUS:  Killed In Action.
BURIAL:  First Burial Currently Unknown.
REPATRIATED:  Yes, 1948.
CEMETERY:  Justice Cemetery, Osborn, Floyd County, Kentucky.
U. S. AWARDS, CERTIFICATES, MEDALS:  Purple Heart.
SOURCES:  American Battlefield Trust, The 16th Infantry Regiment, United States Army.  Census.  Findagrave.  Kentucky Birth Records.  National Archives & Records Administration War Department Files.  U. S. Headstone Applications For Military Veterans.  U. S. World War II Army Enlistment Records.  U. S. World War II Draft Cards.

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​​REED, NORMAN (1921-1942), MISSING, LOST AT SEA, KILLED IN ACTION, SINKING OF THE USS HOUSTON, BATTLE OF SUNDA STRAIT, WORLD WAR II.
HOMETOWN:  Hueysville, Floyd County, Kentucky.
DATE OF BIRTH:  2 September 1921 in Floyd County, Kentucky.
PARENTS:  Sarah Patton and Golden Reed.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Kentucky.
ENLISTMENT DATE:
DISCHARGE DATE:  1 March 1942, Discharge By Death, USS HOUSTON.
SERVICE NUMBER:  287 31 54.
RANK:  Fireman First Class.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  U. S. Navy.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  USS HOUSTON (CA-30).
BATTLES, CAMPAIGNS, THEATRES:  BATTLE OF SUNDA STRAIT.
DATE OF DEATH:  1 March 1942, Missing, Killed In Action, Sinking of the USS HOUSTON, World War II.
PLACE OF DEATH:  USS HOUSTON, Battle of the Sunda Strait..
STATUS:  KILLED IN ACTION
MEMORIALIZED:  Memory Stone placed in the Gold Reed Cemetery.                                                                          NOTE: MELVIN PETE MARTIN OF VICCO, PERRY COUNTY, KENTUCKY WAS ALSO KILLED IN ACTION ABOARD THE SINKING OF THE USS HOUSTON, BATTLE OF THE SUNDA STRAIT, WORLD WAR II.                      SOURCES:  Census.  Findagrave.  Kentucky Birth Index.  National Archives & Records Administration Navy Department Files.  USS Houston CA-30 Survivors Association and Next Generation.  U. S. World War II Navy Muster Rolls.  World War II Memorial Registry.

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SALISBURY, ASTER LEE (1922-1945), KILLED IN ACTION, WORLD WAR II.
HOMETOWN:  Amba, Floyd County, Kentucky, USA.
OTHER RESIDENCE:  Toler Creek Road, Floyd County, Kentucky.     
DATE OF BIRTH:  24 September 1922 on Headstone Application.  Born 25 September 1923 on Floyd County, Kentucky Birth Index.
PARENTS:  Sallie Jane McKinney and Dewey Jefferson Salisbury.  
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Kentucky.
REGISTRATION DATE:  9 January 1941.  
ENLISTMENT DATE:  31 March 1941 in Huntington, West Virginia.
DISCHARGE DATE:  9 February 1945, Discharge by Death, Killed In Action, WWII.
SERVICE NUMBER:  35202744.
RANK:  Staff Sergeant.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  Infantry, U. S. Army.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  Company G, 149th Infantry Regiment, USAGF, U. S. Army, World War II.
DATE OF DEATH:  9 February 1945.
STATUS:  Killed In Action.
BURIAL:  First Burial Currently Unknown.
REPATRIATED:  Yes, 1948.
CEMETERY:  Salisbury Cemetery, Amba, Floyd County, Kentucky.
SOURCES:  Census.  Kentucky Birth Index.  National Archives & Records Administration War Department Files.  U. S. Headstone Application For Military Veterans.  U. S. Rosters of World War II Dead.  U. S. World War II Army Enlistment Records.  U. S. WWII Draft Cards.

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SALISBURY, JAMES TRUDY (1918-1944), DIED OF WOUNDS, EUROPEAN THEATRE, WORLD WAR II.
HOMETOWN:  Wayland, Floyd County, Kentucky, USA.
DATE OF BIRTH:  10 March 1918, Floyd County, Kentucky.
PARENTS:  Mary Allen and Millard Salisbury.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Kentucky.
FIRST ENLISTMENT DATE: PRE-WORLD WAR II.  Trudy J. Salisbury, USS CAMPBELL, U. S. Coast Guard Seaman.
SECOND ENLISTMENT DATE:  11 July 1942 in Huntington, West Virginia.  James T. Salisbury, U. S. Army Infantry.
DISCHARGE DATE:  3 July 1944, Discharge By Death, World War II.
SERVICE NUMBER:  35435904.
RANK:  Private.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  U. S. Coast Guard.  U. S. Army.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  22nd Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division, U. S. Army, World War II.
BATTLES, CAMPAIGNS, THEATRES:
STATUS:  Died Of Wounds.
DATE OF DEATH:  3 July 1944, World War II.
BURIAL:  Yes.
TEMPORARY CEMETERY:  Number 3582.
PERMANENT CEMETERY:  St. Laurent Cemetery 3505, Grave 38.  Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial, Colleville-sur-Mer, France.                                                                                                                                                                                             SOURCES:  ABMC Cemeteries.  Census.  Findagrave.  Kentucky Birth Index.  National Archives & Records Administration War Department files.  U. S. Headstone and Interment Records For U. S. Military Cemeteries On Foreign Soil.  U. S. Rosters Of World War II Dead.  U. S. World War II Army Enlistment Records.  World War II And Korean Conflict Veterans Interred Overseas.  World War II Memorial 

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​​SIZEMORE, CURTIS LEE (1921-1944), KILLED IN ACTION, WORLD WAR II.
HOMETOWN:  Wheelright, Floyd County, Kentucky, USA.
OTHER RESIDENCE:  Bypro, Floyd County, Kentucky.   
DATE OF BIRTH:  7 June 1921 in Floyd County, Kentucky.
PARENTS:  Tenie Wallen and Russell Sizemore.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Kentucky.
ENLISTMENT DATE:  23 March 1942.
DISCHARGE DATE:  2 February 1944, Discharged By Death, Killed In Action, World War II.
SERVICE NUMBER:  374578.
RANK:  Private First Class.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  U. S. Marine Corps.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  1st BN, 4th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, USMCR, World War II.
DATE OF DEATH:  2 February 1944.
PLACE OF DEATH:  World War II.
STATUS:  KILLED IN ACTION.
BURIAL:  First Burial Currently Unknown.
REPATRIATED:  Yes.  1954.
CEMETERY:  Second Burial, Sizemore Cemetery, Watergap, Floyd County, Kentucky.
U. S. AWARDS, CERTIFICATES, MEDALS:  Purple Heart.
SOURCES: Census.  Findagrave.  Kentucky Birth Index.  National Archives & Records Administration Navy Department Files.  U. S. Headstone Applications For Military Veterans.  U. S. Navy Casualty Books.  World War II Navy, Marine Corps, And Coast Guard Casualties.  World War II Memorial Registry. 

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TACKETT

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TACKETT, AMOS (1922-1944), KILLED IN ACTION, FRANCE, WORLD WAR II.
HOMETOWN:  Melvin, Floyd County, Kentucky, USA.
DATE OF BIRTH:  8 August 1922 in Floyd County, Kentucky.
PARENTS:  Melvina Burke and Levi Tackett.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Kentucky.
REGISTRATION DATE:  30 June 1942.
DISCHARGE DATE:  11 July 1944, Discharge By Death, World War II.
SERVICE NUMBER:  35641721.
RANK:  Private First Class.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  Infantry.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION: Company C, 121st Infantry, 8th Division, U. S. Army, USAGF, World War II
DATE OF DEATH:  11 July 1944, Manche, Basse-Normandie, France, World War II.
STATUS:  Killed In Action.
BURIAL:  First Burial Currently Unknown.
REPATRIATED:  Yes, 1948.
CEMETERY:  Johnson Cemetery, Melvin, Floyd County, Kentucky.
SOURCES:  Census.  Findagrave.  Kentucky Birth Index.  National Archives & Records Administration War Department Files.  U. S. Headstone Applications For Military Veterans.  U. S. WWII Draft Cards.  World War II Memorial Registry.

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WEBB

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WEBB, GEORGE ELLIOTT, JR. (1923-1944), KILLED IN ACTION, WORLD WAR II.
HOMETOWN:  Wayland, Floyd County, Kentucky, USA.
OTHER RESIDENCE:  Perry County, Kentucky?  Edgewater Camp, Hellier Town, Pike County, Kentucky.
DATE OF BIRTH:  Born 6 May 1923 on the Headstone Application.  Born 13 May 1922 in Perry County, Kentucky, Mother, Dixie Crumb was listed on the Kentucky Birth Index. 
PARENTS:  Dixie Crumb and George Webb, Sr.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Kentucky.
DISCHARGE DATE:  18 or 19 November 1944, Discharge By Death, Killed In Action, World War II.
SERVICE NUMBER:  15064896.
RANK:  Staff Sergeant.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  Infantry.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  Company H, 10th Infantry Regiment, 5th Infantry Division, U. S. Army, World War II.
DATE OF DEATH:  18 or 19 November 1944, World War II.
STATUS:  Killed In Action.
BURIAL:  Battlefield Burial Currently Unknown.
REPATRIATED:  Yes, 1949.
CEMETERY:  Eastern Cemetery, Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky.  Overburial in the Eastern Cemetery was discovered in 1989.  The Commonwealth of Kentucky began an investigation.  Source:  findagrave. 
SOURCES:  Census.  Findagrave.  Kentucky Birth Index.  National Archives & Records Administration War Department Files.  U. S. Headstone Applications For Military Veterans.  World War II Memorial Registry. 

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