County Historical Society
French & Indian War
War of 1812
Indian Wars of the Western Frontier
Spanish American War
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French and Indian War
|Lawrence Conner - Virginia Militia
Revolutionary War Veterans
MATHEW ROBERTSON - Volunteered as a private serving
Captain Kennedy's Company and in Col. Benj.Logan's Regiment
- 4th, 8th, and 12th
|Isham Sharp -
3rd Kentucky Infantry Regiment
Phelps - Served in Revolutionary War as defender of
Boonesborough. He and son Shadrach were still at fort with Daniel
Boone in 1795.
War of 1812 Soldiers
Civil War Veterans
|William S. Taylor
was born June 23, 1845, probably in Russell County, KY. His
Manoah/Noah Taylor and his mother was Nancy Jane Flanagan.
Taylor died December 8, 1926, in Aurora, Dearborn County, IN of
William moved to IN to live with one of his
daughters after the death of his third wife. William is buried
his second wife in Middleburg Cemetery, Casey County, KY.
He was mustered into service December 23, 1863, at
Columbia, KY and was mustered out January 10, 1865, at Camp Nelson, KY.
William Sylvester "Snake" Taylor
Co. M, 13th
Angie Taylor Preston
courtesy of Delores Fogle)
|Private, Company "E"
Thirteenth KY Volunteer Cavalry
George - Served as a Private in Company G, 12th Regiment, KY Vol.
Died August 27, 1864 at Marietta, GA of woulds received in
Battle of Atlanta - August 6, 1864. Widow filed for
pension as a
resident of Russell County, Kentucky.
Irvin Polston - Private, Company F, 37th Regiment KY Vol. Infantry
Polston - Company I, 5th KY Cavalry
Conner - First Missouri Cavalry, born in Russell County
in the Civil War - US GenWeb Archives
H. Stearns - Private, Co E 13th Kentucky Cavalry, Company C,
32nd Kentucky Infantry
Application for Mary Cape, widow of Thomas
of Russell County Historical Society
Great-great Grandfather of
James King Polk Chapman
Company G, 20th KY Inf.
Company F 8th KY Cav
Company K, 13th KY Cav
Buried in Wolford Cemetery on Hwy 92
Indian Wars Western
Spanish-American War Veterans
World War I Servicemen
My grandfather's name is Henry Clay Eades (1893-1975) He served in WWI, and his grave marker from the Army lists him as a Sgt. - but I'm sure he went in as a private. I'm not sure which division he was in, but the picture was taken in Louisville.
He may have been born in Montpelier Ky but he was raised in Russell Springs. His mother was Leora F McElroy (daughter of Henry Clay McElroy and granddaughter of Francis McElroy).
His father was Sheridan Eads of Pulaski County - also know as Sherrod or Sherman. He was the son of William Eads and the Grandson of Asahel Eads.
Civilian Conservation Corps
Elijah Raymond Conner
Company #2511 - Challis, Idaho
World War II Casualties
World War II Medal of
Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, Company G, 134th
Infantry, 35th Infantry Division.
Cold War Service
James E. Chapman Jr.
Photo taken Ft. Knox, KY
January 6, 1961
1974 - Promotion to Master Sargeant E8
Enlisted as a private in the Army on January 1961, Russell
Retired Army in March 1982 at Fort Knox, KY
as a Master Sargent E8 on the Sargent Majors list.
East German border: Fulda, Germany - 14th Armored Cavalry
1961 to June 1963)
Cuban Missile Crisis: Fort Campbell, KY - 101st Airborne Div.(June 1963
to May 1966)
Vietnam War: South Vietnam - 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment (June 1966
to June 1967)
Rayburn L. Conner
Paul A. Conner
Vietnam War Casualties &
Roger L. Conner
Troop A, 1st Sqadron
1st Infantry Division
Gulf War Servicemen
Enduring Freedom Servicemen