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, CORNETT - CRAFT

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AMERICAN CIVIL WAR

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CORNETT

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CLARK RICE CORNETT (1842-1921), UNION ARMY, AMERICAN CIVIL WAR.
HOMETOWN:  Letcher County, Kentucky, USA.
OTHER RESIDENCE:  Clay County, Kentucky.  Jackson and Crocketsville in Breathitt County, Kentucky.  Cow Creek and Gabbard in Owsley County, Kentucky.  Horse Lick, Jackson County, Kentucky.
DATE OF BIRTH:  May 1842  in Kentucky on the 1900 census.
PARENTS:  Charity Ann Rice and Hiram Cornett.
GRANDPARENTS:  Mary Polly Davidson and John Samuel Cornett.
UNCLE:  William Cornett, American Revolutionary War.
SPOUSE:  America Riley, 1st wife.  Jane.  Rebecka “Beckie” Horneby / Hornsby.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Kentucky.
ENLISTMENT DATE:  August 1862.  1 August 1863 at Irvine, Kentucky.  5 October 1863, enlisted in Company H, 47th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry. 
DISCHARGE DATE:  26 December 1864 in Lexington, Kentucky.
RANK:  Private.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  Infantry.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  Company H, 47th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry, Union Army, American Civil War.
U. S. CIVIL WAR PENSION INDEX, VETERAN, WIDOW, CONTEST WIDOW:
~ 16 October 1877, Clark Cornett Filed for Invalid Military Pension.
~ 28 November 1913, Widow, Jane Cornett Filed for Widow’s Pension from Tennessee.
~ 11 September 1914, Contest Widow, Beckie Cornett Filed for Widow’s Pension from Kentucky.
1890 VETERANS SCHEDULES:  Kentucky, Owsley County, Cow Creek, Clark Cornett, Private, Company H, 47th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry.
DATE OF DEATH:  1921.
CEMETERY:  Gabbard Cemetery, Jackson County, Kentucky.
SOURCES:  Census.  Findagrave.  1890 Veterans Schedules.  U. S. Civil War Pension Index.  U. S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865.  U. S. Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles.
NOTE:  I placed my second-cousin-four-times-removed, Clark Rice 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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FATHER AND SONS:
JOSEPH ENOCH CORNETT (1814-1891), CONFEDERATE STATES ARMY, CIVIL WAR.
JOHN B. CORNETT (1837-1910), CONFEDERATE STATES ARMY, CIVIL WAR.
SAMUEL A. CORNETT (1840-1921), CONFEDERATE STATES ARMY, CIVIL WAR.




















JOSEPH ENOCH CORNETT (1814-1891), CONFEDERATE STATES ARMY CIVIL WAR.
HOMETOWN:  Whitesburg, Letcher, Kentucky, USA.
OTHER RESIDENCE:  Cowan, Letcher County, Kentucky.
DATE OF BIRTH:28 April 1814, Kentucky.
PARENTS:  Mary Ann Everage and William Jesse Cornett, American Revolutionary War.
SPOUSE: Sarah “Sally” Brown, daughter of Elizabeth Caudill and John Quincy Brown, War of 1812.
SON:  John B. Cornett (1837-1910), Confederate States Army, American Civil War.
SON:  Samuel A. Cornett (1840-1921), Confederate States Army, American Civil War.

ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Kentucky.
ENLISTMENT DATE:  1 November 1861.  DISCHARGE DATE:  ?
RANK:  Private.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  Mounted Infantry.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  Company F, 5th Regiment, Kentucky Mounted Infantry, Confederate States Army, American Civil War.
DATE OF DEATH:  30 May 1891.
CEMETERY:  Sandlick Creek Cemetery, Whitesburg, Letcher County, Kentucky.
SOURCES:  Appalachia Crossroads The Caudill Family, Volume 2, 3, 4 by Clayton R. Cox, 1993.  Census.  Findagrave.  Genealogy of William Cornett 1761-1836 by J. D. Cornett.  U. S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865.  U. S. Civil War Records and Profiles, 1861-1865.
NOTE:  I placed my fourth-great-granduncle, Joseph Enoch 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.
















JOHN B. CORNETT (1837-1910), CONFEDERATE STATES ARMY, CIVIL WAR.
HOMETOWN:  Whitesburg, Letcher County, Kentucky, USA.
OTHER RESIDENCE:  Cowan, Letcher County, Kentucky, USA.   
DATE OF BIRTH:  16 December 1837 in Kentucky.
PARENTS:  Sarah Brown and Joseph Enoch Cornett, Confederate States Army, American Civil War.
GRANDPARENTS:  Mary Ann Everage and William Jesse Cornett, American Revolutionary War.
SPOUSE:  Elizabeth Hays.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Kentucky.
ENLISTMENT DATE:  29 September 1862 in Whitesburg, Kentucky.  DISCHARGE DATE: ?
RANK:  Sergeant.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  Cavalry.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  Company H, 13th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry, Confederate States Army, American Civil War.
DATE OF DEATH:  1 October 1910.
CEMETERY:  Jim Brown Cemetery, Whitesburg, Letcher County, Kentucky.
SOURCES:  Appalachia Crossroads The Caudill Family, Volume 2, 3, 4 by Clayton R. Cox, 1993.  Census.  Findagrave.  U. S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865.  U. S. Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles, 1861-1865.
NOTE:  I placed my first-cousin-four-times-removed, John B. 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.





















SAMUEL A. CORNETT (1840-1921), CONFEDERATE STATES ARMY, CIVIL WAR.
HOMETOWN:  Whitesburg, Letcher County, Kentucky, USA.
OTHER RESIDENCE:  Millstone, Letcher County, Kentucky.  Lothair, Perry County, Kentucky.
DATE OF BIRTH:  20 April or July 1840.  Born 1840 on all census from 1850-1920, except for being born April 1848 on the 1900 Census.  Born 20 July 1840 on Findagrave.
PARENTS:  Sarah Brown and Joseph Enoch Cornett, Confederate States Army, Civil War.
GRANDPARENTS:  Mary Ann Everage and William Jesse Cornett, American Revolutionary War.
SPOUSE:  Lourainia Whitaker.  Susannah Shepherd.  Nancy Engle.  Alcie Ann Couch.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Kentucky.
ENLISTMENT DATE:  17 September 1863.  DISCHARGE DATE:  ?
RANK:  Private.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  Cavalry.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  Company H, 13th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry, Confederate States Army, American Civil War.
DATE OF DEATH:  13 May 1921.
CEMETERY:  Morgan Cemetery AKA Black Gold Cemetery, Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky.
SOURCES:  Appalachia Crossroads The Caudill Family, Volume 2, 3, 4 by Clayton R. Cox, 1993.  Census.  Findagrave.  Kentucky Marriage Records.  U. S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865.  U. S. Confederate Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865.
NOTE:  I placed my first-cousin-four-times-removed, Samuel A. 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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JOSEPH E. “JOE” CORNETT (1836-1917), CONFEDERATE STATES ARMY, CIVIL WAR.
HOMETOWN:  Whitesburg, Letcher County, Kentucky, USA.
OTHER RESIDENCE:  Perry County, Kentucky.  McPherson, Letcher County, Kentucky.  Hindman, Knott County, Kentucky.  
DATE OF BIRTH:  7 March 1836, per the 1900 census.
PARENTS:  Lydia Caudill and Nathaniel Woolery Cornett.
GRANDPARENTS:  Mary Ann Everage and William Jesse Cornett, American Revolutionary War.
GRANDPARENTS:  Sarah Adams and Stephen Caudill.
SPOUSE:  Susannah Caudill, daughter of Sarah Maggard and Samuel Caudill, who was the son of Sarah Webb and Matthew Caudill.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Kentucky.
ENLISTMENT DATE:  1 November 1861 at Whitesburg, Kentucky.
DISCHARGE DATE:  12 May 1862 at Tazewell, Virginia.
RANK:  Private.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  Infantry.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  Company F, 5th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry, Confederate States Army, American Civil War.
DATE OF DEATH:  1 August 1917.
CEMETERY:  Jeptha Cornett Cemetery, Hindman, Knott County, Kentucky.
SOURCES:  Appalachia Crossroads The Caudill Family, Volume 2, 3, 4 by Clayton R. Cox, 1993.  Census.  Findagrave.  U. S. Civil War Soldiers Records And Profiles.
NOTE:  I placed my first-cousin-four-times-removed, Joseph E. Cornett (1836-1816) 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 MARY “POLLY” ADAMS AND SAMUEL CORNETT:
JOSEPH E. CORNETT (1845-1863), CONFEDERATE, PRISONER OF WAR DEATH AT CAMP CHASE UNION PRISON.
WILLIAM G. CORNETT (1836-1869), CONFEDERATE, PRISONER OF WAR IN ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS.



















JOSEPH E. CORNETT (1845-1863), PRISONER OF WAR, DIED OF DISEASE IN CAPTIVITY AT CAMP CHASE, OHIO, CONFEDERATE STATES ARMY, CIVIL WAR.
HOMETOWN:  Whitesburg, Letcher County, Kentucky, USA.
DATE OF BIRTH:  5 June 1845.
PARENTS:  Mary Polly Adams and Samuel Cornett.
GRANDPARENTS:  Mary Ann Everage and William Jesse Cornett, American Revolutionary War.
SIXTH-GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Mary De Torres and Timothy of Amarodtors Ezell, immigrants.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Kentucky.
ENLISTMENT DATE:  1 November 1861 in Whitesburg, Letcher County, Kentucky.
DISCHARGE DATE:  10 August 1863, Died of Disease in Captivity, Prisoner of War.
RANK:  Private.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  Cavalry.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  Company A, 10th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry, Confederate States Army, American Civil War.
U. S. CIVIL WAR PRISONER OF WAR RECORDS, 1861-1865:
~ Joseph Cornett, Private, 10th KY CAV, Prisoner of War at Kemper Barracks Military Post, Cincinnati, Ohio.  Captured at Gladesville, Virginia on 7 July.
~ Joseph Cornett, Died of Disease, Diarrhea, at Camp Chase on 10 August 1863.   
DATE OF DEATH:  10 August 1863 on Interment Card.  Died in Captivity at Camp Chase Union Military Prison, Ohio.     
CEMETERY:  Camp Chase Confederate Cemetery, Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio.
SOURCES:  Census.  Findagrave.  List of Prisoners of War Deceased at Camp Chase, Ohio.  U. S. Civil War Prisoner of War Records.  U. S. Confederate Soldiers compiled Service Records.  U. S. National Cemetery Interment Control Forms, Report of Interment, Camp Chase, Confederate.
NOTE:  I placed my first-cousin-four-times-removed, Joseph E. Cornett (1845-1863) 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.


WILLIAM G. CORNETT (1836-ca 1869), PRISONER OF WAR AT ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS, CONFEDERATE STATES ARMY, AMERICAN CIVIL WAR.
HOMETOWN:  Letcher County, Kentucky, USA.   
DATE OF BIRTH: circa 1836 in Kentucky.
PARENTS:  Mary “Polly” Adams and Samuel Cornett.
GREATPARENTS:  Mary Ann Everage and William Jesse Cornett, American Revolutionary War.
SIXTH-GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Mary De Torres and Timothy of Amarodtors Ezell, immigrants.
SPOUSE:  Eliza Howard, daughter of Sallie McDonald and Preston Howard.
CHILDREN:  Sarah A. Cornett.  James Russell Cornett.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Kentucky.
ENLISTMENT DATE:  1 November 1861 at Whitesburg, Kentucky.  DISCHARGE DATE:  ?
RANK:  Private.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  Mounted Infantry.  
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  Company F, 5th Regiment, Kentucky Mounted Infantry,  Confederate States Army, American Civil War.
CAPTURED BY FEDERAL TROOPS:  19 August 1863 at Boonsville, Kentucky.
PRISONER OF WAR, 24 JANUARY 1864:  Confined at Rock Island Barracks, Rock Island, Illinois.
RELEASED FROM CAPTIVITY, 28 OCTOBER 1864:  “Rejected By U.S.A. (United States Army.)
DATE OF DEATH:  circa 1869.
CEMETERY:  Currently Unknown.
SOURCES:  Census.  National Parks Service Soldiers and Sailors Database.  U. S. Civil War Prisoners of War Records, 1861-1865.  U. S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865.  U. S. Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles, 1861-1865.  U. S. Confederate Soldiers Compiled Service Records.
NOTE:  I placed my first-cousin-four-times-removed, William G. 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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WILLIAM E. CORNETT (1833-1909), CONFEDERATE STATES ARMY, CIVIL WAR.
HOMETOWN:  Whitesburg, Letcher County, Kentucky, USA.
OTHER RESIDENCE:  Indian Bottom, Letcher County, Kentucky.  Leatherwood, Perry County, Kentucky.
DATE OF BIRTH:  31 January 1833.
PARENTS:  Mary “Polly” Lewis and Roger Cornett.
GRANDPARENTS:  Mary Ann Everage and William Jesse Cornett, American Revolutionary War.
SPOUSE:  Matilda Stampter.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Kentucky.
ENLISTMENT DATE:  1 October 1862 in Whitesburg, Letcher County, Kentucky.     DISCHARGE DATE:  Currently Unknown.
RANK:  Private.  Full Second Lieutenant.  Full First Lieutenant.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  Cavalry.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  Company B, 13th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry, Confederate States Army, American Civil War.
DATE OF DEATH:  12 July 1909.
CEMETERY:  Edley Cornett Cemetery, Cornettsville, Perry County, Kentucky.
SOURCES:  Census.  Findagrave.  National Park Service Soldiers and Sailors Database.  U. S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865.  U. S. Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles, 1861-1865.
NOTE:  I placed my first-cousin-four-times-removed, William E. 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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CRASE / CRACE

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ANDREW JACKSON CRASE / CRACE (1847-1938), CONFEDERATE STATES ARMY, CIVIL WAR.
HOMETOWN:  Indian Bottom, Letcher County, Kentucky, USA.
OTHER RESIDENCE:  Whitesburg and River, Letcher County, Kentucky.  Upper Carr, Knott County, Kentucky.  Chavies, Perry County, Kentucky.
DATE OF BIRTH:  28 July 1847, Letcher County, Kentucky.  Born 28 July 1845 on Death Record.  
PARENTS:  Rebecca Hogg and Peter Crace.
SPOUSE:  Nancy A. Caudill, first wife.  Sarah Hampton, second wife.  Margarette Lucas.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Kentucky.
ENLISTMENT DATE:  August 1863.
DISCHARGE DATE:  At Elk Knob, Lex County, Virginia at the Surrender in 1865.
RANK:  Private.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  Mounted Infantry.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  Company A, 47th Regiment, Virginia Mounted Infantry, Confederate States Army, American Civil War.
KENTUCKY, CONFEDERATE PENSION RECORDS, 1912-1930:  On the 29th of  November 1912, Filed for Military Pension.  Partially blind, loss of hearing.  In Military Prison?  No.  Paroled?  No.  Took an Oath of Allegience?  No.  Pension approved 10 June 1913.
DATE OF DEATH:  16 December 1938, Chavies, Perry County, Kentucky.
CEMETERY:  Crase Cemetery, Blackey, Letcher County, Kentucky.
SOURCES:  Appalachia Crossroads The Caudill Family, Volume 2, 3, 4 by Clayton R. Cox, 1993.  Census.  Findagrave.  Kentucky Confederate Pension Records, 1912-1980.  Kentucky Death Records.   Soldiers Application For Pension.  
NOTE:  I placed my third-great-granduncle, Andrew Jackson Crace 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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CRAFT

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PRIVATE ENOCH A. CRAFT (1842-1937) WAS SERVING UNDER THE COMMAND OF
GENERAL JOHN HUNT MORGAN OF THE CONFEDERATE STATES ARMY,
WHEN MORGAN WAS SHOT AND DIED IN GREENVILLE, TENNESSEE.






















ENOCH ARDEN “CHUNK” CRAFT (1842-1937), CONFEDERATE STATES ARMY, CIVIL WAR.
HOMETOWN:  Whitesburg, Letcher County, Kentucky, USA.
OTHER RESIDENCE:  Millstone, Letcher County, Kentucky.   
DATE OF BIRTH:  28 February 1842 in Letcher County, Kentucky.
PARENTS:  Lettie Webb and Archelous Craft.
GRANDPARENTS:  Drucilla Hammond and James Craft.
GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Elizabeth Adams and Archelous Craft, American Revolutionary War.
SPOUSE:  Polly Ann Caudill, daughter of John Adams Caudill  and Rachel Cornett, who was the daughter of Mary Everage and William Cornett, American Revolutionary War.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Kentucky.
ENLISTMENT DATE:  4 August 1862 in Whitesburg, Letcher County, Kentucky.  .
DISCHARGE DATE:  Surrendered to Union Forces, April 1865 at Newburn, Pulaski County, Virginia.
RANK:  Private.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  Cavalry.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  Company D, 10th AKA 13th Kentucky Cavalry, Confederate States Army, American Civil War.
DEATH OF JOHN HUNT MORGAN, SEPTEMBER 4, 1864, GREENEVILLE, TENNESSEE:
“Enoch A. “Chunk” Craft ... [told] the story of when he was 22 in 1864 and was one of Morgan’s Raiders.  ...  he ... slept in a cornfield near Greenville, Tennessee, the night when Unionists shot and killed General John Hunt Morgan.  The General had taken shelter in a house about two miles away, when the lady of the house betrayed him.”  Source:  Appalachia Crossroads The Caudill Family, Volume 2, 3, 4 (Chapter 82) by Clayton R. Cox, 1993.
KENTUCKY, CONFEDERATE PENSION RECORDS, 1912-1930:
~ “Enlisted 4 August 1862, under command of Ben E. Caudill, Captain Enoch A. Webb, Major Chenoworth, General Humphrey Marshall.”
~ “  At the close of the war ... surrendered and paroled at Newburn, Virginia in April 1865.
~ “Circumstances for taking the oath of allegiance to the U. S. Government?   In May 1865 at Louisa, Kentucky, opposing forces required it done to exercise right of suffrage and citizenship in Kentucky and the United States.”
~ “Attorney:  R. O. Brashears, Whitesburg.”
~ “ 4 May 1912, Signed by E. A. Craft.”
~ “Deafness in left ear, rheumatism, senility”
WAR DEPARTMENT, THE ADJUTANT GENERAL’S OFFICE, September 18, 1912  :  “The Records show that E. A. Craft, private, Company D, 10th Kentucky Infantry, latterly the 13th Kentucky Cavalry, Confederate States Army, enlisted October 4, 1862 ...”
DATE OF DEATH:  Currently Unknown.
CEMETERY:  Chunk Craft Cemetery, Millstone, Letcher County, Kentucky.
SOURCES:  Appalachia Crossroads The Caudill Family, Volume 2, 3, 4 by Clayton R. Cox, 1993.  Census.  Findagrave.  Kentucky, Confederate Pension Records, 1912-1930.  U. S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865.  U. S. Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles, 1861-1865.  U. S. Confederate Soldiers Compiled Service Records.
NOTE:  I placed my third-cousin-four-times-removed, Enoch Arden Craft 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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