PERRY COUNTY, KENTUCKY MILITARY LEGACY

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PHILIPPINE MORO WAR (1903-1913)

PERRY COUNTY, KENTUCKY SOLDIERS, SAILORS, AIRMEN, MARINES

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COMBS

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COMBS, ULYSSES GRANT, SR. (1894-1976), PHILIPPINE MORO WAR.
Hometown:  KODAK, on Montgomery Creek, Perry County, Kentucky, USA.
Other Residence:  Irishman and Sassafras in Perry County, now Knott County, Kentucky.  Coolidge, Fusonia, Big Branch and Vicco in Perry County, Kentucky.
Date of Birth:  3 April 1894 on Irishman Creek, near Flax Patch, aka Sassafras, Perry (now Knott County), Kentucky.
Son of:  Clarinda Collins Combs and Taylor C. Combs.
Spouse:  Juda “Judy” Brashear, daughter of Mary Jane Woods and William Campbell “Frosty Bill” Brashear.
Children:  Daskum Combs (female), Vernon “Jack” Combs, Ulysses Grant Combs, Jr., Dixie Belle Combs, Dalton Gertrude Combs and Dacker Combs, Sr.  (Three other sons died, who were all less than 1 year old.)
Entered Service From:  Kentucky.  Grant and his future brother-in-law, William Riley Cornett, walked from Perry County to Jackson in Breathitt County, Kentucky to join the U. S. Army, because there were no railroads from Hazard to Jackson.  People traveled by horse or waterways or on foot.
Enlistment Date:  26 July 1910 at Columbus Barracks in Ohio.  Mustered Out on 17 or 19 September 1913 at Fort McDowell, California.
Branch of Service:  U. S. Army.
Combat Organization:  2nd Cavalry, Company D, then 7th Cavalry, Company D, U. S. Army, Right Front Guard for General John J. “Black Jack” Pershing in the Philippine Moro War.   Source:  U. S. Army, Register of Enlistments, 1798-1914.  Family Interviews.  Military Photographs.
Date of Death:  30 December 1976.
Place of Death:  Perry County, Kentucky.
Cemetery:  George Washington Combs Cemetery, Kodak on Montgomery Creek, Perry County, Kentucky.
NOTE:  I placed my maternal grandfather, Ulysses Grant Combs, 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.

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CORNETT

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CORNETT, WILLIAM RILEY (1887-1952) PHILIPPINE MORO WAR,
MEXICAN BORDER PANCHO VILLA EXPEDITION AND WORLD WAR I.
Hometown:  SMITHBORO, Knott County, Kentucky.
Other Residence:  Sassafras, Knott County, Kentucky.  Perry County?  Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky.
Date of Birth:  24 June 1887 in Sassafras, Knott County, Kentucky.
Son of:  Rebecca Hale and Jasper Cornett.
Spouse:  Frances Willard Combs, daughter of Clarinda Collins Combs and Taylor C. Combs of Kodak, PERRY COUNTY, KY.
Entered Service From:  Kentucky.  [William and his future brother-in-law, Ulysses Grant Combs, Sr. walked from Perry County to Jackson in Breathitt County, Kentucky to join the U. S. Army, because there was no railroad from Jackson to Hazard.  People traveled by horse or water ways or on foot.]
FIRST ENLISTMENT:  PHILIPPINE – MORO WAR.
~ First Enlistment Date:  26 July 1910.  Enlisted at the Columbus Barracks, Ohio in the U. S. Army 7th Cavalry, Company L.  Fought under the command of John J. “Black Jack” Pershing.
 ~ Mustered out Date:  19 July 1913 at Fort McDowell, California.
Branch of Service:  U. S. Army.  Became a career soldier.
Combat Organization:  7th Cavalry, Company L, Philippine – Moro War.
SECOND ENLISTMENT:  MEXICAN – AMERICAN BORDER PANCHO VILLA EXPEDITION.
~ 1916:  Reenlisted in the U. S. Army, 7th Cavalry, commanded by Pershing, traveled along the Mexican border in an attempt to capture Francisco “Pancho” Villa.
THIRD ENLISTMENT:  WORLD WAR I.
 ~ 1918:  First Sergeant William Riley Cornett, U. S. Army, 6th Infantry, Company D, AEF American Expeditionary Forces (AEF), WWI.
~ 1918, France, WWI Major Battles:  Cornett participated in the following Battles:  Toul Sector (June 4 to 11, 1918).  Annould Sector (June 22 to July 16, 1918).  St. Die Sector (July 16 to August 23, 1918).  Frappelle Engagement (August 17 to 22, 1918).  St. Mihiel Offensive (September 12 to 16, 1918).  Meuse-Argonne Offensive (October 10 to November 11, 1918, Armistice Day).
 ~ 24 October 1918, France, WWI.  William R. Cornett’s First-Cousin-Once-Removed, Second Lieutenant Sampson B. Brashear, U. S. Army, 358th Infantry Regiment, Company A, 90th Infantry Division, was Killed In Action in the Battle of Meuse-Argonne.
Occupation:  Farmer, Career Soldier, Postal Clerk.
Date of Death:  6 October or November 1952.
Place of Death:  Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky.
Cemetery:  Lexington Cemetery, Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky.
Source:  U. S. Army, Register of Enlistments, 1798-1914.  Family Interviews.
NOTE:  I placed my second-cousin-two-times-removed, William Riley Cornett 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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