LETCHER COUNTY, KENTUCKY MILITARY LEGACY

Written And Compiled By Waukesha Lowe Sammons

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LETCHER COUNTY, KENTUCKY SOLDIERS, SAILORS, AIRMEN, MARINES

REMEMBER AND NAME, COLLINS - COMBS

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AMERICAN CIVIL WAR

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COLLINS

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SONS OF MARY SEXTON AND BURDINE COLLINS:
CALVIN COLLINS AND HENRY P. COLLINS

 

CALVIN COLLINS (1833-after 1911), UNION ARMY, AMERICAN CIVIL WAR.
HOMETOWN:  Whitesburg, Letcher County, Kentucky, USA.
OTHER RESIDENCE:  Rock House, Letcher County, Kentucky.   
DATE OF BIRTH:  April 1833 in Virginia, per the 1900 Census.
PARENTS:  Mary Polly Sexton and Burdine Collins.
GRANDPARENTS:  Nancy Williams and Thomas Collins.
SPOUSE:  Syntha Taylor, married 20 April 1854 in Letcher County, Kentucky.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Kentucky.
ENLISTMENT DATE:  December 1862.  DISCHARGE DATE:  24 March 1864.
RANK:  Private.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  Cavalry.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  Company C, Three Forks Battalion, Kentucky Capitol Guards.  Company L, 14th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry, Union Army, American Civil War.
9 JULY 1888, FILED INVALID PENSION.
1890 VETERANS SCHEDULES:  Kentucky, Letcher County, Rock House:  Calvin Collins, Private, Company L, 14th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry, Enlisted December 1862, Released 24 March 1864, Post Office, Rock House, Letcher County, Kentucky.
DATE OF DEATH:  after the 1910 Census was taken.
SOURCES:  Census.  Kentucky Marriage Records.  U. S. Civil War Pension Index.  U. S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865. 
NOTE:  I placed my first-cousin-five-times-removed, Calvin Collins 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.
















HENRY P. COLLINS (1834-1910), UNION ARMY, AMERICAN CIVIL WAR.
HOMETOWN:  Whitesburg, Letcher County, Kentucky, USA.
OTHER RESIDENCE:  Rock House, Letcher County, Kentucky.
DATE OF BIRTH:  November 1834 in Kentucky, per 1900 census.   
PARENTS:  Mary Sexton and Burdine Collins.
SPOUSE:  Clarinda “Clara” Bowman.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Kentucky.
ENLISTMENT DATE:  December 1862.  DISCHARGE DATE:  24 March 1864.
RANK:  Private.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  Cavalry.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  Company L, 14th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry, Union Army, American Civil War.
1890 VETERANS SCHEDULES, KENTUCKY, LETCHER COUNTY, ROCK HOUSE:  Henry P. Collins, Private, Company L, 14th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry.
DATE OF DEATH:  10 June 1910.
U. S. CIVIL WAR PENSION INDEX:
~ Henry P. Collins Filed for Military Pension on 7 February 1889.
~ Widow, Clara Collins Filed For Pension on 29 June 1910.
CEMETERY:  Letcher Collins Cemetery, Isom, Letcher County, Kentucky.
SOURCES:  Census.  Findagrave.  1890 Veterans Schedules.  U. S. Civil War Pension Index.
NOTE:  I placed my first-cousin-five-times-removed, Henry P. Collins 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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SONS OF CINTHIA WILLIAMS AND LARKIN COLLINS:
FINLEY COLLINS.  SANDERS A. COLLINS.  WATSON COLLINS.

















FINLEY COLLINS (TWIN) (1838-1915), UNION ARMY, AMERICAN CIVIL WAR.
HOMETOWN:  Whitesburg, Letcher County, Kentucky, USA.
OTHER RESIDENCE:  Rock House, Letcher County, Kentucky.  
DATE OF BIRTH:  3 October 1838 in Letcher County, Kentucky.
PARENTS:  Cinthia Williams and Larkin Collins.
GRANDPARENTS:  Nancy Williams and Thomas Collins.
TWIN SISTER:  Mary Jane Collins.
SPOUSE:  Nancy Jane Gibson.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Kentucky.
ENLISTMENT DATE:  15 February 1863 at Irvine, Kentucky.
DISCHARGE DATE:  18 March 1864.
RANK:  Private.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  Cavalry.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  Company C and L, 14th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry, Union Army, American Civil War.
FILED INVALID MILITARY PENSION:  25 July 1890.
DATE OF DEATH:  May 1915.
WIDOW FILED INVALID PENSION:  17 June 1915.  
PLACE OF DEATH:  6 May 1915 in Letcher County, Kentucky.
CEMETERY:  Collins Cemetery, Letcher County, Kentucky AKA Tyree Cemetery.
SOURCES:  Census.  1890 Veterans Schedules.  Findagrave.  Kentucky Death Records.  U. S. Civil War Pension Index. U. S. Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles.  U. S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865.   U. S. Union Soldiers Compiled Service Records.
NOTE:  I placed my third-great-granduncle, (who was a twin to Mary, my third-great-grandmother,) Finley Collins 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.


SANDERS A. COLLINS (1836-    ), UNION ARMY, AMERICAN CIVIL WAR.
HOMETOWN:  Whitesburg, Letcher County, Kentucky, U.S.A.
OTHER RESIDENCE:  Millers Creek, Estill County, Kentucky.  Rock House, Letcher County, Kentucky.
DATE OF BIRTH:  March 1836, Kentucky, per the 1900 census.
PARENTS:  Cinthia Williams and Larkin Collins.
GRANDPARENTS:  Nancy Williams and Thomas Collins.
SPOUSE:  Mary Banks.  Sylvania “Sylva” Combs.  American Combs.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Kentucky.
ENLISTMENT DATE:  1 November 1861 at Camp Estill Springs in the 19th Regiment.  Enlisted 1864 in the 7th Regiment.
RANK:  Private.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  Infantry.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  Company D, 19th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry.  Company B, 7th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry, Union Army, American Civil War.
DATE OF DEATH:  Currently Unknown.
U. S. CIVIL WAR PENSION INDEX:
~ Filed Military Invalid Pension, 31 March 1891.
~ Minor, America, Gdn, Filed For Pension, 29 July 1909.
CEMETERY:  Currently Unknown.
SOURCES:  Census.  U. S. Civil War Pension Index.  U. S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865.  U. S. Union Soldiers Compiled Service Records.
NOTE:  I placed my third-great-granduncle, Sanders A. Collins 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.


WATSON COLLINS (1845-1927), UNION ARMY, AMERICAN CIVIL WAR.
HOMETOWN:  Whitesburg, Letcher County, Kentucky, USA.
OTHER RESIDENCE:  Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky.  Rock House, Letcher County, Kentucky.  Troublesome, Knott County, Kentucky.
DATE OF BIRTH:  March 1845 per the 1900 census.
PARENTS:  Cinthia Williams and Larkin Collins.
GRANDPARENTS:  Nancy Williams and Thomas Collins.
SPOUSE:  Lavisa Louisa Combs.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Kentucky.
ENLISTMENT DATE:  15 December 1862 at Lexington, Kentucky.  15 June 1863 in 14th Regiment.  
DISCHARGE DATE:  24 March 1864 at Camp Nelson, Kentucky.
RANK:  Private.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  Infantry.  Cavalry.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  Company H, 53rd Regiment, Kentucky Infantry.  Company L, 14th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry.  Union Army, American Civil War.
U. S. CIVIL WAR PENSION INDEX:
Filed For Military Invalid Pension, 21 February 1884.
Widow Filed For Pension, 7 November 1927.
1890 VETERANS SCHEDULES:  Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky,
DATE OF DEATH:  1927.
CEMETERY:  Currently Unknown.
SOURCES:  American Civil War Soldiers.  Census.  1890 Veterans Schedules.  National Park Service Soldiers and Sailors Database; nps.gov.  U. S. Civil War Pension Index.  U. S. Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles.  
NOTE:  I placed my third-great-granduncle, Watson Collins 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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GEORGE W. COLLINS (1841-1905), UNION ARMY, AMERICAN CIVIL WAR.
HOMETOWN:  Whitesburg, Letcher County, Kentucky, USA.
OTHER RESIDENCE:  Rock House, Letcher County, Kentucky.   
DATE OF BIRTH:  November 1841 on the 1900 census.  24 November 1842 on Findagrave.
PARENTS:  Anna Banks, second wife and Robert Collins.
GRANDPARENTS:  Nancy Williams and Thomas Collins.
SPOUSE:  Lucinda Tyree, first wife.  Luella Thomas, second wife.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Kentucky.
ENLISTMENT DATE:  December 1862.  DISCHARGE DATE:  1864.
RANK:  Private.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  Cavalry.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  Company L, 14th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry, Union Army, American Civil War.
1890 VETERANS SCHEDULES, KENTUCKY, LETCHER COUNTY, ROCK HOUSE:
George W. Collins, Private Company L, 14th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry, Enlisted December 1862.  Discharged 1864.  Post Office:  Rock House, Letcher County, Kentucky.  “Disease of Eye.”
FILED MILITARY INVALID PENSION:  26 April 1887.
WIDOW FILED FOR PENSION:  17 March 1905.  Luella, widow.
MINOR FILED FOR PENSION:  22 March 1912.  C. L. Napier, Gdn.
DATE OF DEATH:  17 January 1905.
CEMETERY:  Smoot Creek Cemetery, Van, Letcher County, Kentucky.
SOURCES:  Census.  Civil War Pension Index.  Findagrave.  1890 Veterans Schedules.  National Park Service Soldiers; nps.gov. NOTE:  I placed my first-cousin-five-times-removed, George W. Collins 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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JAMES COLLINS (1843-1935), UNION ARMY, AMERICAN CIVIL WAR.
LETCHER COUNTY, KENTUCKY’S LAST SURVIVING CIVIL WAR VETERAN.
HOMETOWN:  Whitesburg, Letcher County, Kentucky, USA.
OTHER RESIDENCE:  Sandlick, Letcher County, Kentucky.   
DATE OF BIRTH:  March 1843 in Letcher County, Kentucky.
PARENTS:  Eliza Breeding and William Collins.
GRANDPARENTS:  Elizabeth and James Collins, a Methodist Clergyman.
SPOUSE:  Rebecca Hale, first wife.  Sally, second wife.  Minerva Combs, third wife.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Kentucky.
ENLISTMENT DATE:  1863.  Under the command of Colonel Henry C. Lilly.
DISCHARGE DATE:  1865, after the fighting ceased.
RANK:  Private, in.  Corporal, out.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  Cavalry.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  Company M, 14th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry, Union Army, American Civil War.
DATE OF DEATH:  June 1, 1935 in Whitesburg, Letcher County, Kentucky.
CEMETERY:  Sandlick Cemetery AKA Caudill Cemetery, Whitesburg, Letcher County, Kentucky.
U. S. HEADSTONE APPLICATION FOR MILITARY VETERANS, 1825-1963:
~ 16 September 1935, signed by S. C. Blair of Whitesburg, Kentucky.
~ September 18, 1935, filed by Kentucky Senator, Alben W. Barkley, who later became a U. S. Vice President.
SOURCES:  Census.  Findagrave.  Kentucky Death Records.  National Park Service Soldiers and Sailors Database.  The Mountain Eagle, May 28, 1931.  U. S. Civil War Soldiers, 1816-1865.  U. S. Headstone applications for Military Veterans, 1925-1963.
NOTE:  I placed James Collins 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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FATHER AND SON:

SHADRACH “SHADE” COMBS II (1812-1891), UNION ARMY, CIVIL WAR.

GEORGE WASHINGTON A. COMBS (ca 1842-1926), CONFEDERATE STATES ARMY.
















GEORGE WASHINGTON A. COMBS (ca 1842-1926), CONFEDERATE STATES ARMY, AMERICAN CIVIL WAR.
HOMETOWN:  Whitesburg, Letcher County, Kentucky, USA.
OTHER RESIDENCE:  Rock House, Letcher County, Kentucky.   
DATE OF BIRTH:  2 March 1841 in Letcher County, per Kentucky Death Record.  3 March 1842 in Letcher County, Kentucky, per Findagrave.  Born March 1843 on the 1900 census.
PARENTS:  Sarah Adams and Shadrach “Shade” Combs II (1812-1891), Union Army, American Civil War.
GRANDPARENTS:  Martha “Patsy” Casebolt and Sharack “Old Shade” Combs I.
GRANDPARENTS:  Henryetta Caudill and George Adams.
GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Sarah Adams and Stephen Caudill, American Revolutionary War.
GREAT-GRANDFATHER:  John “Soldier” Combs, American Revolutionary War.
GREAT-GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Henrietta Caudill and Benjamin Adams, American Revolutionary War.
SPOUSE:  Millie Maggard.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Kentucky.
ENLISTMENT DATE:  1 and 18 October 1862 in Whitesburg, Letcher County, Kentucky.
DISCHARGE DATE:  27 October 1862.
RANK:  Private.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  Cavalry.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  Company H, 13th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry, Confederate States Army, American Civil War.
DATE OF DEATH:  3 August 1926 in Letcher County, Kentucky, per Kentucky Death Record.  10 August 1926 per Findagrave.
CEMETERY:  Isom Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Isom, Letcher County, Kentucky.
SOURCES:  Appalachia Crossroads The Caudill Family, Volume 2, 3, 4 by Clayton R. Cox, 1993.  Census.  Findagrave.  Kentucky Death Index.  U. S. Confederate Soldiers Compiled Service Records.  U. S. Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles, 1861-1865.
NOTE:  I placed my third-cousin-three-times-removed, George Washington A. Combs 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.







































SHADRACH “SHADE” COMBS II (1812-1891), UNION ARMY, AMERICAN CIVIL WAR.                                         HOMETOWN:  Whitesburg, Letcher County, Kentucky, USA.
OTHER RESIDENCE:  Rock House, Letcher County, Kentucky.  Kodak, Perry County, Kentucky.     
DATE OF BIRTH:  10 June 1812.
PARENTS:  Martha “Patsy” Casebolt and Shadrack “Old Shade” Combs I.
GRANDFATHER:  John “Soldier” Combs, American Civil War.
SPOUSE:  Sarah Adams, daughter of Henryitta Caudill and George Adams.  Sarah Maggard.  Judy Elizabeth Jenkins.  Margaret “Peggy” Kelley, widow of William Lorenzo Combs.                                                                                                                             
SON:  George Washington A. Combs (ca 1842-1926), Confederate States Army, American Civil War.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Kentucky.
ENLISTMENT DATE:  February 1862.  DISCHARGE DATE:  1864.
RANK:  Corporal.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  Cavalry.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  Company M, 14th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry, Union Army, American Civil War.
DATE OF DEATH:  1 August 1891.
CEMETERY:  William Lorenzo Combs Cemetery, on Montgomery Creek, Kodak, Perry County, Kentucky.
SOURCES: Appalachia Crossroads The Caudill Family, Volume 2, 3, 4 by Clayton R. Cox, 1993.  Census.  Findagrave.  1890 Veterans Schedules.  William Lorenzo Combs, A Genealogical View by Waukesha Lowe Sammons, 2004.  
NOTE:  I placed my first-cousin-five-times-removed, Shadrach “Shade” Combs II 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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