FLOYD COUNTY, KENTUCKY MILITARY LEGACY

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 FLOYD COUNTY, KENTUCKY MILITARY LEGACY
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AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR
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AUXIER

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SIMON AUXIER (1751-1826), VIRGINIA MILITIA, VALLEY FORGE, AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR.
HOMETOWN:  Floyd County, Kentucky, USA.
OTHER RESIDENCE:  Pennsylvania.  Johnson County, Kentucky.
BORN:  1751, Pennsylvania, USA.
DIED:  1826, Auxier, Floyd County, Kentucky.
CEMETERY:  Burchett’s Farm, near Blockhouse Bottom.  Auxier Cemetery # 1, Auxier, Kentucky.
MONUMENT:  Listed on an American Revolutionary War Plaque, Johnson County, Kentucky.
SOURCE:  Census.  Findagrave.  Johnson County, Kentucky Revolutionary War Monument.  Johnson County The Heart of Eastern Kentucky by Mitchell Hall, copyright 1928.
NOTE:  I placed Simon Auxier 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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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.


JOHN JUSTICE, 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.


JOHN JUSTICE, 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.


SIMEON JUSTICE (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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ALDEN WILLIAMSON (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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ELIJAH SALISBURY (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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AMERICAN CIVIL WAR
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JONES

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AMBROSE JONES (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.
NOTE:  I placed Ambrose 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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SCALF

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ARCHIBALD “ARCH” SCALF (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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SELLARDS

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

DRURY SELLARDS (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.

                                                                   CONFEDERATE STATES ARMY SERVICE                                       
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.

                                                                          UNION ARMY SERVICE

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-5-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.


ELIAS SELLARDS (ca 1834-1862), CSA HOSPITAL DEATH, CONFEDERATE STATES ARMY, 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-5-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-5-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.


JAMES M. SELLARDS (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-5-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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WORLD WAR I

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BURCHETT

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GRADE BURCHETT (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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