KNOTT COUNTY, KENTUCKY MILITARY LEGACY

Written And Compiled By Waukesha Lowe Sammons

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KNOTT COUNTY, KENTUCKY SOLDIERS, SAILORS, AIRMEN, MARINES

REMEMBER AND NAME, A - Z

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WORLD WAR I

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BANKS

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BANKS, BRADLEY (1899-1947), WORLD WAR I.
HOMETOWN:  Sassafras, Knott County, Kentucky, USA.
OTHER RESIDENCE:  River and Lower Rockhouse in Letcher County, Kentucky.  Anco, Knott County, Kentucky.   
DATE OF BIRTH:  12 February 1899, Blackey, Letcher County, Kentucky.
PARENTS:  Elizabeth Branson and Spencer Banks.
GRANDPARENTS:  Elizabeth Burton and Elijah Banks.
GRANDPARENTS:  Sarah Callahan and Hezekiah Branson.
GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Elizabeth Brashear and Leonard Branson.
GREAT-GREAT-GRANDPARENSTS:  Margaret Bright and Sampson Brashear.
SPOUSE:  Isma Cornett, daughter of Surrilda Ritchie and John Dixon Cornett.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Kentucky
REGISTRATION DATE:  16 February 1942.   
ENLISTMENT DATE:  20 April 1917.
DISCHARGE DATE:  9 August 1919.
SERVICE NUMBER:  52466.
RANK:  Private.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  United States Military.  Company Unassigned.  Assigned to Company A, 26th infantry, 1st Division.  Last Assigned to 3 Co. A. S. C HQ BN ASC.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  3rd Company, Headquarters Battalion, ASC HQ S. C. S.                                                                WORLD WAR I, 20 JULY 1919, U. S. ARMY TRANSPORT SERVICE, PASSENGER LISTS:  Ship, ARTEMIS, sailing from Brest, France, Casual Company 2775 (Special for Discharge).  Private Bradley Banks, Mrs. Elizabeth Banks, mother, from Lackey, Kentucky.  Destination, Camp Stuart, Newport News, Virginia
BATTLES, CAMPAIGNS, THEATRES:  World War I.
DATE OF DEATH:  21 April 1947 in a Coal Mine Accident, Anco, Knott County, Kentucky.
CEMETERY:  Cornett Hill Cemetery, Sassafras, Knott County, Kentucky.
SOURCES:  Census.  Findagrave.  Kentucky Death Records. U. S. Army Transport Service, passenger Lists.  U. S. Headstone Applications for Military Veterans.  U. S. WWII Draft Cards.NOTE:  I placed my fourth-cousin-one-time-removed, Bradley Banks 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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COMBS

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COMBS, JOSIAH HENRY HARRISON “JOE” (1886-1960), U. S. Medical Corps, France, WORLD WAR I.
PH.D., French Literature, Sorbonne, University of Paris, France.  College Professor.  Editor.  Scholar.  Authority on American Dialect and Folk Songs.  Author of The Combses Genealogy.
HOMETOWN:  Irishman, Knott County, Kentucky, USA.
OTHER RESIDENCE:  Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky.  Hindman, Knott County, Kentucky.  John Wesley Combs purchased the old Claib Jones place, Right Fork of Troublesome Creek, Knott County, Kentucky.  Paris, France.  Timberline Drive, Tarrant County, Texas.
DATE OF BIRTH:  2 January 1886, Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky.
PARENTS:  Clemintina “Tina” Cody and John Wesley Combs.
GRANDPARENTS:  Margaret “Peggy” Kelley and William Lorenzo Combs.
GREAT-GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Biddy Nance and John “Soldier” Combs, American Revolutionary War.
SPOUSE:  Charlotte Benard.
NO ISSUE.
GRANDPARENTS:  Louise-Marie Mimard and Paul Amedee Benard.
GREAT-GRANDFATHER:  Louise-Marie’s father, Mr. Mimard “received a silver medal from Napoleon III for bravery in the campaign of Italy, June 1859.”  Source:  The Combses Genealogy.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Kentucky.
ENLISTMENT DATE:  25 February 1918.
DISCHARGE DATE:  21 April 1919.
SERVICE NUMBER:  2003036.
RANK:  Private First Class.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  Medical Corps.  Stationed at Salisbury Green near Southhampton, England and Winchester, England.  COMBAT ORGANIZATION: Base Hospital 40, M. D. Medical Corps, U. S. Army, American Expeditionary Force, World War I.
BATTLES, CAMPAIGNS, THEATRES:  World War I.
DATE OF DEATH:  2 June 1960, Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas, USA.
CEMETERY:  Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas.  Grave Section A – H, Grave # 1413.  
MEMORIAL HIGHWAY HISTORICAL MARKER # 1512, SIDE 1 AND SIDE 2:  East Main Street, Hindman, Knott County, Kentucky, 1988.
SOURCES:  Census.  Findagrave.  Texas Death Certificates.  The Combses Genealogy by Josiah H. Combs, 1976.  The Quare Women’s Journals by May Stone and Katherine Pettit, 1997.  U. S. National Cemetery interment Control Forms.  U. S. Passport Data.   
NOTE:  I placed my first-cousin-three-times-removed 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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SONS OF REBECCA HALE AND JASPER CORNETT:

ROBERT S. CORNETT, CHINA EXPEDITION, PHILIPPINE WAR AND WORLD WAR I.

WILLIAM RILEY CORNETT, PHILIPPINE MORO WAR, MEXICAN BORDER WAR AND WORLD WAR I.


CORNETT, ROBERT S. (1889-1918), CHINA EXPEDITION, PHILIPPINES; DIED OF PNEUMONIA DISEASE AT FORT CLARK, TEXAS, USA IN WORLD WAR I.
HOMETOWN:  Lower Carr, Knott County, Kentucky, USA.
DATE OF BIRTH:  13 March 1889, Knott County, Kentucky.
PARENTS:  Rebecca Hale and Jasper Cornett (a twin).
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Kentucky.
FIRST ENLISTMENT DATE:  2 September 1911 at Col Bks (Columbus Barracks), Ohio by Cop. Phalen.  Company L, 15th Infantry, China Expedition, U. S. Army.
U. S. ARMY TRANSPORT SERVICE PASSENGER LISTS:  21 July 1914, Incoming Ship, LOGAN, Sailed from Manila, Philippine Islands; Arrived at San Francisco, California.  Casual Detachment 15th Infantry (China Expedition).  On Board, Private Robert S. Cornett. 
FIRST DISCHARGE DATE:  24 August 1914.
SECOND DISCHARGE DATE:  23 October 1918, Died of Disease, Pneumonia, Discharge By Death, World War I.
RANK:  Sergeant.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  Infantry.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  Company M, 3rd U. S. Army Infantry, World War I.                                                                     BATTLES, CAMPAIGNS, THEATRES:  China Expedition.  Philippines.  World War I.
DATE OF DEATH:  23 October 1918, Died of Disease, Pneumonia, World War I.
PLACE OF DEATH:  Fort Clark, Eagle Pass, Maverick County, Texas
FIRST BURIAL:  1918, New Post Cemetery, Fort Clark, Texas.
REPATRIATED:  YES. “Remains disinterred.”
SECOND BURIAL:  9 September 1946, Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas.  Sec P-E, Grave Lot No. 136.  “No headstone required.”
SOURCES:  Census.   Findagrave.  Texas Death Record.  U. S. Army of Enlistments, 1798-1914.  U. S. Army Transport Service, Passenger Lists.  U. S. National Cemetery Interment Control Forms.  U. S. Returns from Regular Army Infantry Regiments, 1812-1916.  wisc.edu; Search University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries.
NOTE:  I placed my second-cousin-two-times-removed, Robert S. 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.











































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.
PARENTS:  Rebecca Hale and Jasper Cornett.
SPOUSE:  Frances Willard Combs, daughter of Clarinda Collins Combs and Taylor C. Combs of Kodak, Perry County, Kentucky.
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, Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky.
CEMETERY:  Lexington Cemetery, Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky.
SOURCE:  Census.  Draft Registration Card.  Family Interviews.  Findagrave.  Kentucky Death Record.  U. S. Army, Register of Enlistments, 1798-1914.  U. S. Army, Transport Service, Passenger Lists.
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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FELTNER

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FELTNER, CEPHUS (1894-1918), U. S. ARMY, DIED OF PNEUMONIA, WORLD WAR I.
ALTERNATE SPELLINGS:  Josephus.  Cephas.  Sephes.  Sephus.
HOMETOWN:  Clear Creek, Knott County, Kentucky, USA.
OTHER RESIDENCE:  Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky.
DATE OF BIRTH:  4 December 1894, Kentucky.
PARENTS:  Surrilda Combs and Jacob F. Feltner, who had died before the 1900 Census was taken.
GRANDPARENTS:  Sarah Gayheart and John Feltner.  In 1910, Cephus was living with his grandfather, John Feltner.   
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Kentucky.
ENLISTMENT DATE:  23 February 1918, Entrained for Camp Taylor, Louisville, Kentucky.
DISCHARGE DATE:  7 April 1918, Discharge By Death.
SERVICE NUMBER:  283.  Cephas Feltner.
RANK:  Private.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  U. S. Army. 
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  ? Co 26?, 7 BN? 159 D.B? (Writing on Death Record hardly readable), United States Army.
DATE OF DEATH:  7 April 1918, Camp Taylor Base Hospital, Jefferson County, Kentucky.  Died of Disease, Broncho Pneumonia.  Contributory – German Measles.   
BURIAL:  10 April 1918.
CEMETERY:  Hardburly Baptist Church Cemetery, Hardburly, Perry County, Kentucky.
SOURCES:  Census.  Findagrave.  Kentucky Death Records.  U. S. Lists of Men Ordered to Report to Local Board for Military Duty, 1917-1918.

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FUGATE

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FUGATE, GRANVILLE (1895-1918), U. S. MEDICAL CORPS, DIED OF DISEASE, FRANCE, WORLD WAR I.
HOMETOWN:  Vest, Knott County, Kentucky, USA.
OTHER RESIDENCE:  Quicksand, Knott County, Kentucky.   
DATE OF BIRTH:  22 February 1895, Vest, Knott County, Kentucky.
PARENTS:  Margaret and Daniel Fugate.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Kentucky.
DISCHARGE DATE:  11 October 1918, Died of Disease, Discharge by Death, WWI.
SERVICE NUMBER:  2894568.
RANK:  Private
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  Medical Corps.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  U. S. Medical Exceptional Replenishing Unit 57, World War I.
23 MAY 1918:  Entrained for Camp Zachary Taylor, Louisville, Kentucky.
26 SEPTEMBER 1918:  Transport Ship, FRANCE, Sailing from Hoboken, New Jersey.  Private Granville Fugate, Medical Corps, Daniel Fugate, his father, of Vest, Kentucky.  Note:  Camp Greenleaf Exceptional Medical Replacement Unit # 57.
19 JUNE 1920:  USAT PRINCESS MATOIKA sailed from Brest, France.  Arrived at Hoboken, New Jersey on 21 July 1920.  The soul of Private Granville Fugate was Repatriated to the United States.
BATTLES, CAMPAIGNS, THEATRES:  World War I.
DATE OF DEATH:  11 October 1918, Died Of Disease, France, World War I.
BURIAL:  First Burial Currently Unknown.
REPATRIATED:  Yes.  Summer of 1920.
CEMETERY:  Nelson Robert Craft Cemetery, Mallie, Knott County, Kentucky.
SOURCES:  American Soldiers of World War I.  Census.  Findagrave.  List of Military Personnel Returning to the United States.  Soldiers of the Great War.  U. S. Army Transport Service, Passenger Lists.  U. S. Lists of Men Ordered to Report to Local Board for Military Duty.  U. S. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918.
NOTE:  I placed my 5th-cousin-three-times-removed, Granville Fugate 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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HOWARD

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HOWARD, HIRAM (1894-1965), DEPOT BRIGADE, U. S. ARMY, WORLD WAR I.
HOMETOWN:  Ivis, Knott County, Kentucky, USA.
OTHER RESIDENCE:  Vest, Quicksand, Hindman and Right Fork of Troublesome in Knott County, Kentucky.  Newport News and Hampton in Virginia.  
DATE OF BIRTH:  27 February 1894, Vest, Knott County, Kentucky.
PARENTS:  Sarah Ann Maggard and William “Red Bill” Howard.
SPOUSE:  Malvary Ritchie.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Kentucky.
RANK:  Sergeant.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  U. S. Army, World War I.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  40th Company, 154th Depot Brigade, U. S. Army, World War I.  The 154th Depot Brigade was stationed at Fort Meade, Maryland.  When military men arrived, the 154th was in charge of processing and organization.  Before the men left to join the fighting in France, they received military clothing, equipment and training.
DATE OF DEATH:  26 September 1965, Veterans Administration Hospital, Hampton, Virginia.
INTERMENT:  29 September 1965.
CEMETERY:  Hampton National Cemetery, Hampton, Virginia.
SOURCES:  Census.  Findagrave.  Social Security Death Index.  U. S. Veterans Gravesites.  U. S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942.  Virginia Death Records.  
NOTE:  I placed Hiram Howard 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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NOBLE

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NOBLE, DANIEL (1889-1972), U. S. ARMY, SERVED 1910 – 1919, WORLD WAR I.
HOMETOWN:  Quicksand, Knott County, Kentucky, USA.
OTHER RESIDENCE:  Lotts Creek, Hardburly and Hazard in Perry County, Kentucky.  Yellow Creek, Anco Coal Camp, Knott Coal Company, Knott County, Kentucky.  Vest, Knott County, Kentucky.
DATE OF BIRTH:  22 November 1889 in Vest, Knott County, Kentucky.
PARENTS:  Cynthia Hudson and James K. Noble.
SPOUSE:  Malinda Francis, who wed W. D. NOBLE in Perry County, Kentucky.
SON:  Montie P. Noble (1921-1944), Killed In Action on 7 June 1944, World War II.
SON:  Delza Noble (1940-1969) married Frances Gail Combs, and their child was Delicia Gail Noble.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Kentucky.
FIRST ENLISTMENT DATE:  20 December 1910, Enlisted at Col Bks by Captain Phalen for 3 years, born Knott County, Kentucky.
FIRST DISCHARGE DATE:  19 December 1913 at Fort Barry, California.
SECOND ENLISTMENT DATE:  20 December 1913.
SECOND DISCHARGE DATE:  21 March 1919, World War I.
RANK:  Corporal.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  U. S. Army.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  United States Army.
BATTLES, CAMPAIGNS, THEATRES:  World War I.
DATE OF DEATH:  14 October 1972.
CEMETERY:  Rest Haven Cemetery, Jeff, Perry County, Kentucky.
SOURCES:  Census.  Findagrave.  Kentucky County Marriages.  U. S. Army, Register of Enlistments, 1798-1914.  U. S. Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File.  U. S. WWII Draft Registration Card.
NOTE:  I placed W. Daniel Noble 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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