VETERANS OF FLOYD COUNTY
September 15, 1996 Floyd County War Veterans
Published by Glenda Smith Several years ago a notebook containing names of
war Veterans of Floyd County, the wars they served in, and the cemeteries in
which they were buried was given in a column of "The Floyd County
Times" dated March 6, and March 20, 1958. The notebook was the work of the
American Legion which was seeking to locate and mark the graves. It contains
scores of entries, some of the information on many Veterans being
incomplete and there was much scribbling as several persons handled the book.
This article now attempts to publish the information assembled by the Veterans.
If some of the important data is obscure, in error or left off, remember the
compilation was the work of others. Some of the men named may not be Veterans at
all. note: The original article was printed in three parts. All of the
names that follows are from the first two parts, I regret that the last part was
not among my findings. Names of the Veterans and the data about them as found in
the notebook follows:
He was killed on June 3, 1949, while on active duty. He was serving in
Korea and was on R&R when he was murdered on Japan's main island.
Jarvey Howell, WWI, Army
George Conn, Pearl Harbor, Army
Cpl. L D. Harmon, company G;39th Ky. Inf; Civil War, George Cemetery.
Pvt Henry Robinson, Cp. K, 14th KY Inf., Civil War, George
Cemetery. East Point
Pvt. Robert Tackett, company K, 39th Ky. Inf.; Civil War, George
Cemetery. East Point
Pvt. Frank Turner, company K, 4th Ky. Vol. Inf., Spanish American War.
cemetery at Prestonsburg .
G W Bentley, born 1814, died 1930, age 76(sic) when died. Garrett
cemetery, Stone Coal
Creek, one mile up creek east side of tipple and believed to be Civil War
Richard Wilson, Civil War, Wilson cemetery on little paint creek;
Harrison Robinson 45th KY Inf., but later, Sept. 23 1862, enlisted
in Prestonsburg in
Company A; 14th Reg. Calvary; Civil War; buried at Dock;
George W. Bentley, born March 22, 1820, died March 4, 1908 ,
Brice Shepherd, died 1923, buried on right hand fork of Rough and Tough
Enoch Stone, head of Salt Lick Creek, died 1919;
Jimmy Yates, Yates cemetery, Little Paint Creek, said to be a Civil War
Jonathan Skeens, Right Fork of Middle Creek on Fitzpatrick cemetery, WW
John Wicker, 18th Infantry, Second division died 1924, Tackett cemetery
on Tolers Creek
Patton Akers, Prater Creek, WW Veteran;
Walker Akers, Prater Creek, WW Veteran,
Major A. J. May Battalion KY and Va. Mtd. Rifles, born Dec 25, 1834, died
May 12, 1906,
May cemetery at Langley;
James Wright, 39th Ky. Inf. Civil War, died 1930, Wright cemetery at
Charlie Johnson WW Veteran, Caney Creek, Risner, Ky.
Martin Joseph, First sergeant, enlisted Oct.14 1862, company F; 13th
deserted June 10, 1863, Left Beaver Creek.
John Hamilton, Little Mud Creek, WW Veteran;
John Robinson, W. Prestonsburg, Middle Creek cemetery Civil War
John Wicker, died 1932 enlisted 1861, Maytown cemetery;
Pvt. Sam K (L?) Begley, Co A, 4th Ky. Inf. Begley cemetery, Langley
Jonathan Skeens, Co H 14th Ky. Inf. Fitzpatrick cemetery; Civil
War Veteran, 1st battalion Rifles,
Co B, Col. Hiram Hawkins, 5th Ky. Inf. C.S.A., C.O.A. Nov. 14, 1862
Capt. John B Holiday, 1st battalion rifles, Company B, Oct. 22, 1861 at
Richard Morton, 2nd Lieutenant, 5th Infantry, C.O.C. Oct.21, 1861;
John D. Begley, Langley cemetery;
Herman E. Horton, 2nd Lieutenant, 1st Battalion, Oct. 19, 1861,
Ambrose White Newsome cemetery, Big Mud Creek;
Taylor Ritchie, private, Oct. 22,1861, Hall cemetery Right Hand Fork of
John T. Ritchie, Private, Oct.22, 1861, same cemetery,
Thomas Campbell, corporal, enlisted Oct. 1861,
John H. Archer, private, Company D, first battalion mounted rifles;
Joseph Blackburn, enlisted Oct. 21, 1861 at Prestonsburg. Company C,
Joseph M. DeRossitt, Oct.18,1861;
Oct.20,1861 at Prestonsburg, Company A, first battalion cavalry.
Caleb Akers, Civil War Veteran, Boyd cemetery;
L. Hall, private, US headstone, died Aug. 22 1937;
Jake Bryant Clear Creek cemetery born May 2, 1840, died July 4
Caleb Akers, born Oct. 17, 1835, died 1919;
Craig Hamilton; Gov.. headstone, Company B, 39th Ky. Inf. mouth of
cemetery , private, Third Brigade, enlisted Nov. 6, 1862,
Bud Elliott, Haywood cemetery on Spurlock Creek, 39th Ky. Inf.
Micajah Spradlin, Spradlin cemetery, 39thKy. Inf.
William Henry Pratt, Civil War, Pratt cemetery at Langley, born Oct. 27,
died Jan. 5, 1925, volunteered July 15, 1861, discharged March 1865,
10th Ky. Inf. Regiment.
Kelly Gearheart, WW Vet., Tom Martin cemetery at W. Garrett;
Dan S. Scott, born 1839, died 1935, Scott cemetery head Stonecoal Creek
enlisted Oct. 1862m company F, 13th Regiment cavalry, hall cemetery; Left
Hand Fork of Abbott Creek ;
Daniel Shepherd, Civil War Vet, born 1841, died 1896, Prater Gap cemetery
Hand Fork of Abbott Creek at Myrtle KY;
Maryland McCown, WW Vet; Bypro, KY
Elias Duty, WW Vet, Wheelwright, KY
John Thacker, Civil War Vet, Jack Shepherd cemetery, mouth of Lick Fork
of Salt Lick
E. Horn born March 4, 1825, died Feb. 8, 1919 Horn cemetery at
Randals John Hall, Right Beaver Creek Hall, Ky.
Dr. Jesse Sturgill, born July 26,1813, died Feb. 6 1895, head of Toler's
cemetery, family headstone, believed to be Veteran.
Privare Lee Hamilton B.
9-21-1917 at Dony, now McDowell, Ky. Entered the U.S.
Army 2-3-1941 and was killed in action 1-6-1942, in the Philippine Islands
. He was the
s/o Will & Maudie Hall Hamilton. At the time of his death , he was survived
by his father
and mother , and six brothers, Pearl, Andy, Homer, Harold, Samuel., and Eddie.
also survived by four sisters: Gerlie Hamilton Elliott, Annie Hamilton Moore,
Mitchell, and Verdie Hamilton Tackett
SK-3 Ben Conley, Ben was b, 7-239-1923, s/o Bascom and Nettie Conley,
He joined the U.S. Navy in 1941, He was a tail gunner on the USS Iowa #61 during
War 2. Ben was Killed in a Jeep accident on 10-9-1957 in Tokyo Japan. He is
his daughter, Judy Carol of Indianapolis, IN .He attended Martin High School
William E. Sutton, Jr, RANK: Lieutenant Colonel, b. 11-11-1918, Langley
Ky, s/o Ed
and Mandy Sutton. At the time of his promotion to Lt Col, he was the youngest Lt
Col in the
Army Air Force . He was killed in a tragic auto accident. Buried at Langley . He
Maytown High School.
James Edward McGlothen, Born to Millard and Kate Swartz McGlothen on
in Clark Co KY , he grew up in Floyd Co. and attended Martin School. He
was drafted out
of high school during his junior year. He received his training at Fort Chaffe,
was assigned to Co K. 172 INF on the island of Luzon in the Philippines . Died
Jan 27, 1945
in Luzon of a wound received during fierce hand to hand combat. He is
buried at the Mayo
Cemetery in Prestonsburg, KY
served in Captain Benjamin J. Aldenrath's 27th Independent Regt of IL
Militia from May 15, 1832 to September 6, 1832 in the Black Hawk War. Also
served in the
16th Regt (Porter's) Kentucky Militia in the War of 1812. He was at Fort Malden
Names in blue below submitted by Ron
& Lydia Neal
Rose JR. Army
Lloyd Rose Army
OF FLOYD AND SURROUNDING COUNTIES
Clarence Slone, George Kidd, Johnie Howell, Eugene Curtis
Mullins, Granville Walters, Willard Smith,
John Kilgore, George Owens Jr., Lester Banks Arthur G. Pigman, Bruce Perkins,
Shelburne Masters Howard, Carl Caudill, Adrian, Jones Earl Estep, Carl Logan
Tignor, John Walter Hodson,
Astor Amburgy, Curtis Hall, Tivis Short, Milburn Boggs, Estil B. "Ted"
Everage, R. G. Arnie Sparkman,
Virgil Lee Eversole, Arnold Hall, Jay Lucas, Estill Estep, Andrew B. Smith, Guy
Arnold Davison, Pearl Miller,
William Junior Amburgey, Samuel Ancel Amburgy, Sidney Ray Everage, Dewitt
Sesco Fields, John Robert Coyer, Charlie Tibbs, Bobby Ray Kinder, Orpha Barnett,
Junior Kinney, Woodrow King, Millard Damron, Harry Clevinger , Jr James Nelson
Seals, Hobart France,
Prichard Paris Damron, John Fred Hale, Jimmy Paulos, Gordon Kilburn, Billy H.
Ford, Gary Edward Hamilton,
Mark Keith Howell, Bradford" Boot" Hall, Chalmer Kelly, Alan Thomas
Ray, Kermit Branham, Dock Carl Hunt,
John Howard Coleman, Hubert Hornsby Draughn, Rupert Wonder Mullins, Claude H.
William E. Hobson, William G. O'Neill Ballard Reynolds, Dr Walter T. Hatcher
Jr., Arthur Hatch, Oscar Fields,
Palmer Williams, William Garrett Rowe, Charles Taulbee Pigman, Bob Hurt, Harold
Reed, Woodrow Akers,
Daniel Reon Walker Sr., Billy Ray Davenport, Carson Combs, Charles Slone Jr,
Raymond D. Mullins,
Edgar Mullins, Oral Johnson, James L. Balsar, Ralph Ireland, Dr. John Scott Jr,
John K. Ken Charles,
L. D. May, Kenneth Boilon, Gaylon Edward Wood, Brice Fugate, Masten Childers,
Larry Lee Wolford,
Ernest Wilbur Smith, Artemus Mounts, Erwin Mullins, Jackie Chapman,
Anthony Junior Smith,
William Elige Dotson, Woodrow Wilson Compton, William Roberts, Frankie Dee
Campbell, Macie Daniels,
Lewis J. Johnson, Lewis Bromley Adams, James Robertson, Dr. E. J. Tisko, Olie
Cook, David C. Kearns,
John K. Buckley, James Blackburn, Floyd Sullivan, James Williamson, Billy Scott,
Thomas Hunt Sr,Arvied Lowe, Truman Smith, Charles Coleman, Barbara Runyon, Layfayette Reed,
James Station Sr,
Lawson Blackburn, Johnny Ray, Edd Smith, Homer C. Ratliff, Robie Jack Music,
Judge John M. Stumbo, Lee Arnold Salisbury, James R. Crum, Roland Ratliff,,
Soldiers buried on Branham Creek.
RODDEN HALL CEMETERY
Located about 1. mile up Branham Creek off. Rig Mud Creek Rt. 979, Floyd Co.,
Hall, Rodden, Private, 6th Virginia Militia, War of 1812, RODDEN HALL
Hall, Jasper Marion, Co B, 39 KY INF, Rodden Hall Cemetery, Branham Creek
Hall, Granville, Co K, 39 KY INF, Rodden Hall Cemetery, Branham Creek