CLAY COUNTY, KENTUCKY MILITARY LEGACY

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WAR OF 1812 

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WOODS

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REUBEN WOODS (ca 1790-1859), KENTUCKY MILITIA, WAR OF 1812.
HOMETOWN:  Clay County, Kentucky, USA.
OTHER RESIDENCE:  North Carolina.  Leslie County and Knox County, Kentucky.
DATE OF BIRTH:  circa 1790, Burke County, North Carolina, USA.
SPOUSE:  Sarah Dorton, daughter of Laodicea “Locia” Robinson and Moses Dorton I, American Revolutionary War.
DIVORCED:  1853.                                                                                                                                                                     GRANDSON:  James Woods (1841-1864), Died of Battlefield Wounds, Union Army, American Civil War Soldier.  James was the son of Lilburn Woods and Jane Asher.
GRANDSON:  Theophilus Asher Woods (1844-1919), Union Army, American Civil War Soldier.  Theophilus was the son of Lilburn Woods and Jane Asher.
OCCUPATION:  Blacksmith.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Kentucky.
ENLISTMENT DATE:  25 March 1813 at Barborville, Kentucky.
DISCHARGE DATE:  20 September 1813.
RANK:  Private.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  Militia.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  Captain Ambrose Arthurs Company, 13th Regiment, Kentucky Militia, War of 1812.  Commanded by Colonel Dudley.
BOUNTY LAND CLAIM:  Filed 25 January, 1851, Clay County, Kentucky.
KENTUCKY LAND GRANT:  Survey Date, 31 September 1829, Reuben Woods, 50 Acres, Clay and Perry County.  Laurel Waters.
DATE OF DEATH:  21 February 1859, Clay County, Kentucky.
CEMETERY:  Engine Cemetery, Bluehole, Clay County, Kentucky.
SOURCES:  Appalachia Crossroads The Caudill Family, Volume 4 by Clayton R. Cox, copyright 1993.  Census.  Findagrave.  Kentucky Land Grant.  Kentucky Soldiers of the War of 1812.  Pioneer Families of Leslie County by Sadie W. Stidham, copyright 1986.  U. S. War of 1812 Service Records, 1812-1815.
NOTE:  I placed my fourth-great-grandfather, Reuben 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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AMERICAN CIVIL WAR

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ASHER

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ELHANNON W. ASHER (ca 1839-1864), DIED OF TYPHOID DISEASE, UNION ARMY, CIVIL WAR.
HOMETOWN:  Flat Creek, Clay County, Kentucky, USA.
DATE OF BIRTH:  circa 1839 in Kentucky.
PARENTS:  Elizabeth Murphy and John Asher.
GRANDPARENTS:  Nancy Davis and Dillion Asher I.
GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Margaret Blevins and William Asher, American Revolutionary War Soldier.
SPOUSE:  married 1859, Emily Jane Sizemore, daughter of Nancy Murphy Collett and Willis Combs Sizemore.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Kentucky.
ENLISTMENT DATE:  10 June 1863 in Irvine, Kentucky.  5 October 1863.
DISCHARGE DATE:  17 October 1864, Discharge By Death.
RANK:  Corporal.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  Infantry.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  Company B, 47th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry.
DATE OF DEATH:  17 October 1864 in Union General Hospital, Lexington, Kentucky of Typhoid Fever.
WIDOW FILED FOR MILITARY PENSION:  6 March 1865, widow, Emily Jane.
MINOR FILED FOR MILITARY PENSION:  22 March 1869, grandson, J. D. Collett.
SOURCES:  Census.  Civil War Pension Index.  Kentucky Marriages Records.  U. S. Civil War Draft Registrations Records, 1863-1865.  U. S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865.  U. S. Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles, 1861-1865.  U. S. Registers of Deaths of Volunteers, 1861-1865.  U. S. Union Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865.
NOTE:  I placed my second-cousin-five-times-removed, Elhannon W. 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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JONES

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EDMUND RICHARD JONES (1836-ca 1913), UNION ARMY, AMERICAN CIVIL WAR.
ALTERNATE SPELLINGS:  Edmund on Civil War Pension Index.  Edmond. Edmand.  Edman.  Edmon.  Edward.  Nickname, Dick.
HOMETOWN:  Manchester, Clay County, Kentucky, USA.
OTHER RESIDENCE:  Hydenstown and Bull Creek in Leslie County, Kentucky.
DATE OF BIRTH:  May 1836, Clay County, Kentucky.
MOTHER:  Martha “Patsy” Jones.
SPOUSE:  Mary “Polly” Asher, daughter of Henrietta Bowling and Dillon Asher II.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Kentucky.
ENLISTMENT DATE:  9 August 1863 at Camp Nelson, Kentucky.
RANK:  Private.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  Infantry.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  Company H, 47th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry.
FILED INVALID PENSION:  18 March 1885.
DATE OF DEATH:  circa 1913.
WIDOW APPLIED FOR MILITARY PENSION:  16 May 1913, widow, Polly Jones.
SOURCES:  American Civil War Soldiers.  Census.  Civil War Pension Index.  1890 Veterans Schedules.  Pioneer Families of Leslie County by Sadie W. Stidham, copyright 1986.  U. S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865.
NOTE:  I placed Edmund Richard Jones 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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ROBERTS

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PHARIS ROBERTS (1845-1917), UNION ARMY, AMERICN CIVIL WAR.
ALTERNATE SPELLING:  FARRIS.
HOMETOWN:  Manchester, Clay County, Kentucky.
OTHER RESIDENCE:  Big Creek, Clay County, Kentucky.  
DATE OF BIRTH:  12 July 1845 in Clay County, Kentucky.
PARENTS:  Rachael Marcum and Jesse Roberts.
SPOUSE:  First wed, Sarah “Sally” Hensley.  Wed in 1897, Susan Napier.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Kentucky.
ENLISTMENT DATE:  7 June 1863 in Irvin, Kentucky.  5 October 1864 in Lexington, Kentucky.
DISCHARGE DATE:  October 1864.
RANK:  Private.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  Infantry.  Light Artillery.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  Company B, 47th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry.  Independent Battery E, Light Artillery, Union Army, American Civil War.
INVALID FILED FOR MILITARY PENSION:  16 July 1880.
1890 VETERANS SCHEDULES:  Lung Disease Contracted in War of 1861-1865.
DATE OF DEATH:  6 February 1917, Big Creek, Clay County, Kentucky.
CEMETERY:  Polly Marcum Cemetery, Big Creek, Clay County, Kentucky.
WIDOW FILED FOR MILITARY PENSION:  27 February 1917, widow, Susan Roberts.
SOURCES:  Census.  Findagrave.  1890 Veterans Schedules.  Kentucky County Marriages.  Kentucky Death Records.  U. S. Civil War Pension Index.  U. S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865.  U. S. Union Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865.
NOTE:  I placed my third-cousin-four-times-removed, Pharis Roberts 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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JANE ASHER AND LILBURN WOODS’ TWO SONS, WHO SERVED IN THE CIVIL WAR:
JAMES WOODS AND THEOPHILUS ASHER WOODS


JAMES WOODS (ca 1841-1864), DIED OF BATTLEFIELD WOUNDS IN MILITARY HOSPITAL, UNION ARMY, CIVIL WAR.
HOMETOWN:  Manchester, Clay County, Kentucky, USA.
DATE OF BIRTH:  circa 1841 in Clay County, Kentucky.
PARENTS:  Jane “Jenny” Asher, first wife and Lilburn “Red Lil” Woods.
BROTHER:  Theophilus Asher Woods, Union Army Civil War Soldier, who married Juda Cornett, daughter of Elizabeth Holbrook and John Cornett, Union Army Civil War Soldier.
PARENTS DIVORCED IN 1846:  The two brothers occupied different households.  James lived with his father and his second wife, Mahala Sizemore.  Theophilus lived with his mother and her parents.  Jane discarded her married name and embraced her maiden name.  When Theophilus joined the Union Army, he used Asher as his surname.   Therefore, Asher was carved on his military headstone and his wife’s headstone.
GRANDPARENTS:  Sarah Dorton and Reuben Woods, War of 1812. 
GRANDPARENTS:  Henrietta Bowling and Dillon Asher II.
GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Laodicia Robinson and Moses Dorton, American Revolutionary War Soldier.
GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Susan Sizemore and John E. Bowling.
GREAT-GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Elizabeth Wurtea Watts, Cherokee-Shawnee and William Dorton I.
GREAT-GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Agnes Shephard and George All Sizemore, Cherokee.
GREAT-GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Margaret Blevins and William Asher, American Revolutionary War Soldier.   
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Kentucky.
DISCHARGE DATE:  January 1864, Discharge By Death.
RANK: Corporal.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  Infantry.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  Company E, 7th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry, Union Army, American Civil War.
DATE OF DEATH: 22 January 1864.  The day of death varied on documents from the 22nd to the 23rd and to the 26th.
PLACE OF DEATH:  Union Regimental Hospital, New Orleans, Louisiana.
CAUSE OF DEATH:  Vulnus Sclopetarium, a gunshot wound inflicted in battle.
BURIAL:  Interment, 22 January 1864.  Grave Section 43.  Grave Number 23.
CEMETERY:  Baton Rouge National Cemetery, Louisiana.  Section, number 38.  Grave number, 2519.
SOURCES:  Census.  Findagrave.  U. S. Burial Registers, Military Posts And National Cemeteries.  National Park Service Soldiers and Sailors, Civil War.  Pioneer Families of Leslie County, by Sadie W. Stidham, copyright 1986.  Thousandsticks News, July 27, 1978, Centennial 1878-1978, Similax, Leslie County, Kentucky, Woods Family History.  U. S. Civil War Roll of Honor, Vol IX, 1861-1865.  U. S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865.  U. S. National Cemetery Interment Control Forms.  U. S. Registers of Deaths of Volunteers, 1861-1865.  U. S. Veterans Gravesites.
NOTE:  I placed my great-great-granduncle, James 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.


THEOPHILUS ASHER WOODS (1844-1919), UNION ARMY, AMERICAN CIVIL WAR.
HOMETOWN:  Manchester, Clay County, Kentucky, USA.
OTHER RESIDENCE:  Cornettsville and Viper in Perry County, Kentucky.
DATE OF BIRTH:  27 April 1844 in Kentucky.
PARENTS:  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:  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.
GRANDPARENTS:  Sarah “Sally” Dorton and Reuben Woods, who served in the War of 1812 in the 13th Regiment, Kentucky Militia, commanded by William Dudley.
GREAT-GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Laodicea Robinson and Moses Dorton, an American Revolutionary War Soldier, who fought in the Battle of King’s Mountain.
GREAT-GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Margaret Sarah Blevins and William “Captain Billy” Asher, Jr. (1742-1792) a Captain in the American Revolutionary War, who fought in the Battle of King’s Mountain.
GREAT-GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  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.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Kentucky.
ENLISTMENT DATE:  24 December 1862 in Irvine, Estill County, Kentucky.
DISCHARGE DATE:  Mustered Out of Distinguished Service on 24 March 1864 at Camp Nelson, Kentucky.
RANK:  Private.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  Cavalry. 
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  Company M, 14th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry, Union Army, American Civil War.
1890 VETERANS SCHEDULE, PERRY COUNTY, KENTUCKY:  Disability, Frost Bitten Feet, Disease in Back and Hips.
DATE OF DEATH:  27 December 1919 in Perry County, Kentucky.
CEMETERY:  Ben Cornett Memorial Cemetery, Mason’s Creek, Perry County, Kentucky, USA.
SOURCES:  Appalachia Crossroads The Caudill Family, Volume 4 By Clayton R. Cox, copyright 1993.  Census.  Findagrave.  1890 Veterans Schedules.  Kentucky Death Record.  National Park Service Soldiers and Sailors, Civil War.  Pioneer Families of Leslie County, by Sadie W. Stidham, copyright 1986.  The Brashear Story A Family History By Troy L. Back and Leon Brashear, copyright 1962.  Thousandsticks News, July 27, 1978, Centennial 1878-1978, Similax, Leslie County, Kentucky, Woods Family History.  U. S. Civil War Pension Index.  U. S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865.  U. S. Union Soldiers Compiled Service Records.  William Lorenzo Combs A Genealogical View by Waukesha Lowe Sammons, copyright 2004.    
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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