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, A - Z

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AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR

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ADAMS

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BENJAMIN ADAMS (ca 1749-1846), WOUNDED IN ACTION IN THE BATTLE OF BRANDYWINE; FOUGHT IN THE BATTLE OF GERMANTOWN; FOUGHT IN THE BATTLE OF STONY POINT, AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR.
HOMETOWN:  Letcher County (Previously, Perry County), Kentucky, USA.
OTHER RESIDENCE:  Virginia.  Jessamine County, Kentucky.
DATE OF BIRTH:  circa 1749.
PARENTS:  Ann Caudill and John Hobbs Adams I.
GRANDPARENTS:  Nancy Agnes Ezell and Benjamin Adams.
THIRD-GREAT-GRANPARENTS:  Mary De Torres and Timothy (of Amarodtors) Ezell, immigrants.
SPOUSE:  Henrietta Caudill.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Virginia.
ENLISTMENT DATE:  Spring of 1776.
DISCHARGE DATE:  Honorable discharge from service at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania.
RANK:  Private.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  Militia.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  7th Virginia Regiment, State of Virginia Line, Captain Joseph Spencer’s Regiment, commanded by Colonel B. McClenachan.
BATTLES, CAMPAIGNS, THEATRES:  Battle of Brandywine, Wounded in Action on 11 September 1777.  Battle of Germantown, 4 October 1777.  Battle of Stony Point, 16 July 1779.
U. S. REVOLUTIONARY WAR PENSIONERS, KENTUCKY:  Benjamin Adams, Private, Pension Commenced 4 June 1818.
12 SEPTEMBER 1820, PLACED ON THE KENTUCKY PENSION ROLL IN JESSAMINE COUNTY:  Benjamin Adams, Private, 7th Virginia Regiment, Virginia Line, in Captain Spencer’s Company.
DATE OF DEATH:  25 June 1846.
STATUS:  Wounded in Action.
SOURCES:  Affidavits.  Appalachia Crossroads The Caudill Family, Volume 2, 3, 4 by Clayton R. Cox, 1993.  Kentucky Pension Roll.  Leslie Combs, Agent, Lexington, Kentucky.  Military Pension File.  Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Application Files.   
NOTE:  I placed my sixth-great-grandfather, Benjamin Adams 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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CAUDILL

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SONS OF MARY YARBOUGH AND JAMES CAUDILL I:
JAMES CAUDILL II AND STEPHEN CAUDILL


















JAMES CAUDILL II (1750-1849), VIRGINIA LINE, AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR
HOMETOWN:  Letcher County (previously Perry County), Kentucky, USA.
OTHER RESIDENCE:  Wilks County, North Carolina.  Circa 1810, living in Floyd County (now Letcher County), Kentucky. 
DATE OF BIRTH:  circa 1750.
PARENTS:  Mary Yarbrough and James Caudill I.
SPOUSE:  Mary Adams.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  North Carolina.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  Militia.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  “... volunteer for Wilks County, North Carolina, Captain John Morgans Company, Colonel Ben Harris’ Regiment in the line of the state North Carolina ... guard the frontier ... against ... Tories ... Indians ... Captain Samuel Johnson’s Company and Col Cleveland’s Regiment. ... Major Allen. ... Reached Kings Mountain in time to receive prisoners ... marched back to Wilks as a guard of the prisoners.”  Source:  Appalachia Crossroads The Caudill Family, Volume 2, 3, 4 by Clayton R. Cox, 1993.
CHARTER MEMBER OF INDIAN BOTTOM OLD REGULAR BAPTIST CHURCH, OVERLOOK CHURCH AND SANDLICK CHURCH.
DATE OF DEATH:  Dates on old stone, 1750-1849.  Dates on new stone, 1753-1838.
CEMETERY:  Rich Whitaker Cemetery, Letcher, Letcher County, Kentucky.
KENTUCKY HIGHWAY HISTORICAL MARKER:  Pioneer Ancestor, James Caudill.
SOURCES:  Appalachia Crossroads The Caudill Family, Volume 2, 3, 4 by Clayton R. Cox, 1993.  Church Minutes.  Findagrave.  Highway Historical Marker.
NOTE:  I placed my fifth-great-granduncle, James Caudill 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.


















STEPHEN CAUDILL (1763-1839), NORTH CAROLINA LINE, AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR.
HOMETOWN:  Letcher County, Kentucky, USA.
OTHER RESIDENCE:  Wilks County, North Carolina.  Circa 1810, living in Floyd County (now Letcher County), Kentucky.  
DATE OF BIRTH:  26 July 1839 in Lunenberg County, Virginia.
PARENTS:  Mary Yarbough and James Caudill I.
SPOUSE:  Jane Dehart, first.  Sarah Adams, second.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  North Carolina.
ENLISTMENT DATE:  Enlisted at least three times.
THIRD DISCHARGE DATE:  “discharged in the year 1781 in Wilkes County by Captain Johnson ...”  Source:  Appalachia Crossroads The Caudill Family, Volume 2, 3, 4 by Clayton R. Cox, 1993.
RANK:  Private.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  Militia.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  North Carolina Line.  “ ... entered service as a volunteer in the militia of the Unites States, shortly before General Gate’s defeat at Camden, South Carolina, for three months, in Wilkes County, N. C., where he lived, in Captain Morgan’s Company in Col. Ben Hern’s regiment in the line of North Carolina. ... entered service again ... as a volunteer for three months ... in Captain Samuel Johnson’s company in col. Cleveland’s regiment.  His major was Dick Allen.  He was marched from there to Kings Mountain and was in hearing of the battle, but in the foot party, ...  He was marched back to Wilkes County as a guard of the Prisoners.  In 1781 ... he volunteered for three months in Captain Johnson’s company in the 5th regiment on the line of the state of North Carolina.  Source:  Appalachia Crossroads The Caudill Family, Volume 2, 3, 4 by Clayton R. Cox, 1993.     
DATE OF DEATH:  26 July 1839, on Sandlick in Letcher County (then Perry County), Kentucky.
CEMETERY:  Watty Caudill Cemetery, Letcher County, Kentucky.
MEMORIAL PLAQUE:  Pine Mountain Chapter DAR.
SOURCES:  Appalachia Crossroads The Caudill Family, Volume 2, 3, 4 by Clayton R. Cox, 1993.  Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Memorial Stone.  Findagrave.
NOTE:  I placed my fifth-great-granduncle, Stephen Caudill 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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WAR OF 1812

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BACK

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HENRY BACK, JR. (1785-1871), KENTUCKY VOLUNTEERS, WAR OF 1812.
HOMETOWN:  Indian Bottom, Letcher County, Kentucky, USA.
OTHER RESIDENCE:  Post Office, Whitesburg, Letcher County, Kentucky.   
DATE OF BIRTH:  6 February 1785 in Virginia.
PARENTS:  Elizabeth Hoffman and Henry Back, Sr.
SPOUSE:  Susannah Maggard.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Kentucky.
FIRST ENLISTMENT DATE:  1 September 1812.  DISCHARGED:  30 November 1812.
SECOND ENLISTMENT DATE:  1 December 1812.  DISCHARGED:  1 April 1813.
RANK:  Private.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  Militia.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  A Private in Captain Daniel Garrard’s Company, 2nd Regiment, Kentucky Volunteers (Jennings’), War of 1812.
DATE OF DEATH:  28 May 1871 in Kentucky.
CEMETERY:  Rich Whitaker Cemetery, Letcher County, Kentucky.
REQUEST CARD SIGNED IN 1957 AND 1958 – HEADSTONE APPLICATIONS FOR MILITARY VETERANS:  Formally of Perry County, Kentucky, Troy Back of Arlington, Virginia applied for Henry Back’s military headstone; Troy signed the front of the card on 29 August 1957; Troy signed the back of the card on 24 April 1958.
SOURCES:  Census.  Dr. John J. Dickey’s 1898 Diary.  Findagrave.  U. S. Headstone Applications For Military Veterans.  U. S. War of 1812 Service Records, 1812-1815.
NOTE:  I placed Henry Back, 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.

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BROWN

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JOHN QUINCY BROWN (1793-1872), NORTH CAROLINA MILITIA, WAR OF 1812.
HOMETOWN:  Whitesburg, Letcher County, Kentucky, USA.
OTHER RESIDENCE:  North Carolina.   
DATE OF BIRTH:  1793 in North Carolina.
FATHER:  Valentine Brown.
SPOUSE:  Elizabeth Caudill, daughter of Sarah Adams and Stephen Caudill, American Revolutionary War.
OCCUPATION – LETCHER COUNTY’S FIRST TEACHER:  where he “... taught in the famed Sycamore Tree School.”  Source:  Appalachia Crossroads The Caudill Family, Volume 2, 3, 4 by Clayton R. Cox, 1993.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  North Carolina.
ENLISTMENT DATE:  1 February 1814.
DISCHARGE DATE:  4 September 1814.
RANK:  Private.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  Militia.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  Captain James Martin’s Company, North Carolina Militia.
DATE OF DEATH:  19 November 1872 in Letcher County, Kentucky.
CEMETERY:  Watty Caudill Cemetery, Dry Fork, Letcher County, Kentucky.
SOURCES:  Census.  Findagrave.  War of 1812 Application Files Index.
NOTE:  I placed John Quincy Brown 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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CAMPBELL

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FATHER AND SON:  WILLIAM CAMPBELL I AND WILLIAM CAMPBELL II

WILLIAM CAMPBELL I (1760-    ), VIRGINIA MILITIA, WAR OF 1812.
HOMETOWN:  United States of America.
DATE OF BIRTH:  1760.
PARENTS:  Elizabeth James and Patrick Campbell II.
SPOUSE:  Nancy Ann Couch, daughter of Mary “Polly” Boone and John C. Couch.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Virginia.
RANK:  Private.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  Militia.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION: 4th Regiment, Captain Hooks’ Company, Virginia Militia, War of 1812.
SOURCE:  U. S. War of 1812 Service Records, 1812-1815.  War of 1812 Pension Application Files, 1812-1815.
NOTE:  I placed my fourth-great-grandfather, William Campbell I 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 CAMPBELL II (1794-1874), KENTUCKY MILITIA, WAR OF 1812.
HOMETOWN:  Indian Bottom, Letcher County, Kentucky, USA.
OTHER RESIDENCE:  Whitesburg, Letcher County, Kentucky.  Perry County, Kentucky.      
DATE OF BIRTH:  1794 in Virginia.
PARENTS:  Nancy Ann Couch and William Campbell I, War of 1812.
SPOUSE:  Elizabeth Cornett, daughter of Rhoda Gilliam and William Jesse Cornett, American Revolutionary War.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Kentucky.
ENLISTMENT DATE:  27 August 1812.
DISCHARGE DATE:  13 March 1813.
RANK:  Private.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  Milita.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  Captain William Brown’s Company, Kentucky Militia, War of 1812.
DATE OF DEATH:  22 June 1874 in Letcher County, Kentucky.
CEMETERY:  Campbell Cemetery, Ulvah, Letcher County, Kentucky.
SOURCES:  Census.  Findagrave.  Kentucky Marriages.  War of 1812 Pension Application Files Index, 1812-1815.
NOTE:  I placed my third-great-grandfather, William Campbell 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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