A letter from Teresa Baker

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Tensley Davidson and he was actually the third son of Noah and Mary. He was in a mining fatality in 1986. My mother is Brenda Isaacs Davidson from Madison County Ky. Anyway back to my dad, They had 9 sons and 3 daughters. Two of the sons died at a very early age, and I had an aunt to die in a fire when she was 5. She was in the somke house smoking cornsilks and caught her dress on fire. There is so much I would like to share with you just let me know what you would like to know and I will do my best to help and if I don’t know I will get in touch with my family and try to find out for you. Did you know that there is multiple sets of twins in our family? I’m sure you do, however, I am a twin. well anyway feel free to ask me.

For instance, my Grandpa Noah was crippled by rhumitoid arthritis at 29 and Grandma took care of him until her death. I don’t know if that is the kind of stuff you are interested in or not. Again, just let me know!!

Your New Friend,
Teresa

About the Cherokee Indian Tribe

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Cherokee Indian Tribe

Cherokee. A powerful detached tribe of the Iroquoian family, formerly holding the whole mountain region of the south Alleghenies, in southwest Virginia, western North Carolina and South Carolina, north Georgia, east Tennessee, and northeast Alabama, and claiming even to the Ohio River.

The tribal name is a corruption of Tsál?g? or Tsár?g?, the name by which they commonly called themselves, and which may be derived from the Choctaw chiluk-ki ‘cave people’, in allusion to the numerous caves in their mountain country. They sometimes also call themselves Ani’-Yûñ’-wiyd’, ‘real people,’ or An?’-Kitu’hwag?, ‘people of Kituhwa’, one of their most important ancient settlements. Their northern kinsmen, the Iroquois, called them Oyata’ge’ronoñ’, ‘inhabitants of the cave country’ (Hewitt), and the Delawares and connected tribes called them Kittuwa, from the settlement already noted. They seem to be identical with the Rickohockans, who invaded central Virginia in 1658, and with the ancient Talligewi, of Delaware tradition, who were represented to have been driven southward from the upper Ohio River region by the combined forces of the Iroquois and Delawares.

The language has three principal dialects:
(1) Elat?, or Lower, spoken on the heads of Savannah River, in South Carolina and Georgia;

(2) Middle, spoken chiefly on the waters of Tuckasegee River, in western North Carolina, and now the prevailing dialect on the East Cherokee reservation;

(3) A’t?li, Mountain or Upper, spoken throughout most of upper Georgia, east Tennessee, and extreme western North Carolina. The lower dialect was the only one which had the r sound, and is now extinct. The upper dialect is that which has been exclusively used in the native literature of the tribe.

Traditional, linguistic, and archeological evidence shows that the Cherokee originated in the north, but they were found in possession of the south Allegheny region when first encountered by De Soto in 1540. Their relations with the Carolina colonies began 150 years later. In 1736 the Jesuit (?) Priber started the first mission among them, and attempted to organize their government on a civilized basis. In 1759, under the leadership of A’ganstâ’ta (Oconostota), they began war with the English of Carolina. In the Revolution they took sides against the Americans, and continued the struggle almost without interval until 1794. During this period parties of the Cherokee pushed down Tennessee River and formed new settlements at Chickamauga and other points about the Tennessee-Alabama line. Shortly after 1800, missionary and educational work was established among theme, and in 1820 they adopted a regular form of government modeled on that of the United States. In the meantime large numbers of the more conservative Cherokee, wearied by the encroachments of the whites, had crossed the Mississippi and made new homes in the wilderness in what is now Arkansas. A year or two later Sequoya (q. v.), a mixed-blood, invented the alphabet, which at once raised them to the rank of a literary people.

At the height of their prosperity gold was discovered near the present Dahlonega, Ga., within the limits of the Cherokee Nation, and at once a powerful agitation was begun for the removal of the Indians. After years of hopeless struggle under the leadership of their great chief, John Ross, they were compelled to submit to the inevitable, and by the treaty of New Echota, Dec. 29, 1835, the Cherokee sold their entire remaining territory and agreed to remove beyond the Mississippi to a country there to be set apart for them-the present (1905) Cherokee Nation in Indian Territory. The removal was accomplished in the winter of 1838-39, after considerable hardship and the loss of nearly one-fourth of their number, the unwilling Indians being driven out by military force and making the long journey on foot. On reaching their destination they reorganized their national government, with their capital at Tahlequah, admitting to equal privileges the earlier emigrants, known as “old settlers.” A part of the Arkansas Cherokee had previously gone down into Texas, where they had obtained a grant of land in the east part of the state from the Mexican government. The later Texan revolutionists refused to recognize their rights, and in spite of the efforts of Gen. Sam Houston, who defended the Indian claim, a conflict was precipitated, resulting, in 1839, in the killing of the Cherokee chief, Bowl (q. v.), with a large number of his men, by the Texan troops, and the expulsion of the Cherokee from Texas.

When the main body of the tribe was removed to the west, several hundred fugitives escaped to the mountains, where hey lived as refugees for a time, until, in 1842, through the efforts of Win. H. Thomas, an influential trader, they received permission to remain on lands set apart for their use in western North Carolina.

They constitute the present eastern band of Cherokee, residing chiefly on the Qualla reservation in Swain and Jackson counties, with several outlying settlements.

The Cherokee in the Cherokee Nation were for years divided into two hostile factions, those who had favored and those who had opposed the treaty of removal. Hardly had these differences they been adjusted when the civil war burst upon them. Being slave owners and surrounded by southern influences, a large part of each of the Five Civilized Tribes of the territory enlisted in the service of the Confederacy, while others adhered to the National Government. The territory of the Cherokee was overrun in turn by both armies, and the close of the war found them prostrated. By treaty in 1866 they were readmitted to the protection of the United States, but obliged to liberate their Negro slaves and admit them to equal citizenship. In 1867 and 1870 the Delawares and Shawnee, respectively, numbering together about 1,750, were admitted from Kansas and incorporated with the Nation. In 1889 Cherokee Commission (see Commission) was created for the purpose of abolishing the tribal governments and opening the territories to white settlement, with the result that after 15 years of negotiation an agreement was made by which the government of the Cherokee Nation came to a final end Mar. 3, 1906: the Indian lands were divided, and the Cherokee Indians, native adopted, became citizens of the United States.
The Cherokee have 7 clans, viz:
Ani’-wa’`ya (Wolf)
Ani’-Kaw?’ (Deer)
Ani’-Tsi’skwa (Bird)
Ani’-wi’d? (Paint)
Ani’-Sah’a’ni
Ani’-Ga’tagew?
Ani’-Gi-lâ’h?

The names of the last 3 cannot be translated with certainty. There is evidence that there were anciently 14, which by extinction or absorption have been reduced to their present number. The Wolf clan is the largest and most important. The “seven clans” are frequently mentioned in the ritual prayers and even in the printed laws of the tribe. They seem to have had a connection with the “seven mother towns” of the Cherokee, described by Cuming in 1730 as having each a chief, whose office was hereditary in the female line.

The Cherokee are probably about as numerous now as at any period in their history. With the exception of an estimate in 1730, which placed them at about 20,000, most of those up to a recent period gave them 12,000 or 14,000, and in 1758 they were computed at only 7,500. The majority of the earlier estimates are probably too low, as the Cherokee occupied so extensive a territory that only a part of them came in contact with the whites. In 1708 Gov. Johnson estimated them at 60 villages and “at least 500 men” (Rivers, So. Car., 238, 1856). In 1715 they were officially reported to number 11,210 (Upper, 2,760; diddle, 6,350; Lower, 2,100), including 4,000 warriors, and living in 60 villages (Upper, 19; Middle, 30; Lower, 11). In 1720 were estimated to have been reduced to about 10,000, and again in the same year reported at about 11,500, including about 3,800 warriors (Gov. Johnson’s Rep. in Rivers, op. cit., 93, 94, 103, 1874). In 1729 they were estimated at 20,000, with at least 6,000 warriors and 64 towns and villages (Stevens, Hist. Ga., r, 48, 1847).

They are said to have lost 1,000 warriors in 1739 from smallpox and rum, and they suffered a steady decrease during their wars with the whites, extending from 1760 until after the close of the Revolution. Those in their original homes had again increased to 16,542 at the time of their forced removal to the west in 1838, but lost nearly one-fourth on the journey, 311 perishing in a steamboat accident on the Mississippi. Those already in the west, before the removal, were estimated at about 6,000. The civil war in 1861-65 again checked their progress, but they recovered from its effects in a remarkably short time, and in 1885 numbered about 19,000, of whom about 17,000 were in Indian Territory, together with about 6,000 adopted whites, Negroes, Delawares, and Shawnee, while the remaining 2,000 were still in their ancient homes in the east.

Of this eastern band, 1,376 were on Qualla reservation, in Swain and. Jackson Counties, N. C.; about 300 are on Cheowah River, in Graham County, N. C., while the remainder, all of mixed blood, are scattered over east Tennessee, north Georgia, and Alabama. The eastern band lost about 300 by smallpox at the close of the civil war. In 1902 there were officially reported 28,016 persons of Cherokee blood, including all degrees of admixture, in the Cherokee Nation in the Territory, but this includes several thousand individuals formerly repudiated by the tribal courts.

There were also living in the nation about 3,000 adopted Negro freedmen, more than 2,000 adopted whites, and about 1700 adopted Delaware, Shawnee, and other Indians. The tribe has a larger proportion of white admixture than any other of the Five Civilized Tribes. See Mooney, Myths of the Cherokee, 19th Rep. B. A. E., 1902; Royce,’ Cherokee Nation, 5th Rep. B. A. E., 1887

William Cornett

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BIO: WILLIAM CORNETT – Leslie County
Leslie County, Kentucky
From: D. M. Parsons <dyyanne@yahoo.com>
Date: Sat. June 23, 2001
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Dr. John J. Dickey Diary, Fleming County, Ky. Recorded in the 1870’s and beyond.
Reprinted in Kentucky Explorer, Volume 12, No 4 September, 1997, p. 88.
By permission. Leslie County.

WILLIAM CORNETT (Coon Creek, Leslie County, Kentucky, January 17, 1898.) I was born
in Perry County, Kentucky, February 3, 1814, on Leatherwood Creek. My father’s name was
Arcibald Cornett. He was born in East Tennessee on either Little or Big Moccasin. His
father’s name was James Cornett who came to Perry County, Kentucky, when my father was a
boy 7 to 10 years old. My father was 84 years old when he died in 1873. This would make the
coming of the Cornetts to Kentucky from 1796 to 1799. My grandfather was married twice,
once to a Gilliam, once an Everedge. He had children as follows: Nathaniel, Samuel, Roger,
Archibald, William, John, Robert, Lucy (Woolery Eversole), Elizabeth (Campbell),
and Nancy (Samuel Combs). I have been married three times; first, Nancy Mainyard; second,
Rebecca Morgan; third, Malinda Garrison. Most of these families were large. There were eight
in my father’s family and they all lived to have grandchildren. I was the oldest and only
one living.

Bear Hunting. I believe I have killed 30 bears in my life and from 500 to 1,000 deer. I
killed 21 in one season at a lick and never missed a shot. My father-in-law said he killed
705 in five yers. He kept a tally on his gunstock. He sold the hams and the hides and said
he made more money than at anything else he ever did. Wild turkeys were abundant. There
are a good man in this country yet.

School Teachers. Old Frederic, Lewis was the first teacher I ever went to school to.
Brashears – Old David Fee is the best teacher I ever went to. Brashears was next.

Preachers. Old Robert Hicks was the first preacher I remember. He was a Baptist. My father
and mother were members of the Baptist church. My grandfather, Lewis (Gillam?) [sic], was
not a member of the church but his wife was.

Mills. We had hand mills when I was a boy, also pound mills run by a sweep and later pound
mills run by water power. Stories are told of mice, rats, and many things getting pounded
up with the meal. One story is told of a cow who learned to take out a mouthful while the
pretle was lifted. We used graters when corn was soft.

Revolutionary Soldiers. My great-grandfather was a Revolutionary soldier. I do not know
whether he was a private or an officer or what regiment he was in.

War of 1812. My grandfather was in the War of 1812. He was in the Horse Shoe Battle and in
the Battle of New Orleans. Robert Cornett married Charlotte Callahan. Roger married
Zilpah Callahan. Robert lived in Benge. His son, Isaac, moved to Madison county.

NAPIER – SIZEMORE – BEGLEY CEMETERY DRYHILL, LESLIE CO. KENTUCKY

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Cemetery set on hill above Middlefork River, at the mouth of Cutshin Creek. It is accessed now by turning off lower McIntosh road
onto “Red” Will Napier Road.
The front part of this cemetery is newer (Napier – Sizemore). In the rear is an older Begley Cemetery. I combined the two together as they are now.
Recorded by Phyllis Sizemore Hefelfinger

Ambrose, Franklin Robert b. Dec. 4, 1937 d. May 6, 1995

Ambrose, Lettie Lou b. Aug. 9, 1940 d. Jun. 3, 1999 D/O Ruck & Lucy

Asher, Hugh b. Jan. 10, 1863 d. Apr. 12, 1918 S/O Stokley

Asher, Ida b. Nov. 9, 1909 d.—————- OSW Ruck
( married Aug. 29, 1926)

Asher, J.H. b. ?? ? 1884 d.?? ?? ???

Asher, Jerry b. ?? ? ?? d. Aug. 31, 1978 S/O Ruck & Ida

Asher, Ruck b. Apr. 1, 1894 d. Mar. 26, 1975 S/O Hugh

Begley, Cynthia b. Jul. 15, 1819 d. Nov. 10, 1884 OSW Hiram

Begley, Delda b. Mar. 31, 1871 d. Oct. ?, 1871 by Martha Begley

Begley, Delia b. Mar. 31, 1870 d. Oct. 29, 1876 Baby of Andy

Begley, Elmer b. Oct. 18, 1909 d. Oct. 18, 1909

Begley, Eunice b. Jan. 26, 1903 d. Jul. 19, 1908 D/O Martha & W.E

Begley, Hiram K. b. Mar. 25, 1802 d. Apr. 13, 1867 OSW Cynthia

Begley, Martha b. Nov. 4, 1865 d. Apr. 28, 1905

Begley, Myrtle b.?? ?? ?? d. ?? ?? ?? by Felix Muncy

Begley, Samuel L. b. Oct. 14, 1838 d. Nov. 5, 1885 Co. Judge S/O Ned

Begley, Susan b. Feb. 2, 1846 d. Nov. 24, 1911 W/O Sam D/O Hiram Begley

Begley, Unmarked (Infant) D/O W.E. & Martha Begley

Begley, W?? Unreadable 1841? Date

Colwell, Milford Ray b. Apr. 5, 1960 d. Oct. 18, 1982 G/S of Hugh & Ida Asher

Dixon, Nannie (Napier) b. Apr. 21, 1926 d. Apr. 20, 1983 D/O Will & Susie

Elam, Benjamin H. b. Jan. 10, 1953 d. Jan. 2, 1987
(S/O Raymond & Ader Elam H/O Janice Sizemore)

Elam, Benjamin R. b. Jul. 17, 1973 d. Apr. 15, 1991
(S/O Benjamin & Janice Elam- Grandson of Ruck & Lucy Sizemore)

Feltner, W.B. b. Dec. 29, 1838 d. Sep. 20. 1884

Messer, Martha A. b. no date d. no date

Muncy, Felix b. May 6, 1890 d. Apr. 27, 1948
(John & Armelda Sizemore Muncy)

Muncy, Joshua (no dates)- CO. 8 KENTUCKY INF.

Napier, Bige b. ?? ? 1904 d. ?? ? 1981 OSW Stella S/O Will

Napier, Elizana Begley b. Jan. 12, 1857 d. Oct. 30, 1930 W/O Hiram

Napier, Hiram C. b. Oct. 3, 1847 d. Aug. 18, 1886 H/O Elizanna

Napier, Will b. May 216, 1881 d. Jan. 16, 1958 S/O Hiram

Napier, Susie Sizemore b. Nov. 10, 1884 d. Apr. 10, 1859 W/O Will

Napier, Joe C. b. Jan. 30, 1877 d. Oct. 21, 1906 S/O Hiram & Elizana

Napier, John b. Jan. 28, 1915 d. Nov. 23, 1988 S/O Will

Napier, Leila Adams b. Nov. 21, 1919 d.____________ W/O John

Napier, Joe b. Nov. 10, 1906 d. Sept. 29, 1984 S/O Will

Napier, Lindsey b. Mar. 1, 1921 d. Oct. 20, 1990 S/O Will

Napier, William “Pig” b. May 5, 1903 d. Dec. 10, 1965 S/O Will

Napier, Lillie b. Dec. 3, 1912 d. Jan. 29, 1925 D/O Will

Napier, Jim b. Mar. 10, 1910 d. Jan. 2, 1983 S/O Will
(S/O Will on stone with Isabelle (wife) married March 4, 1954)

Napier, Isabelle Rice b. Jan. 5, 1932 d. Dec. 1, 1996 Sister of Claude

North, Thomas b. Dec. ?? 1815 d. April 6, 1891

Pace, Bobby b. Jan. 27, 1947 d. May 5, 1960 S/O Ed

Pace, Edward b. Feb. 12, 1909 d. Sep. 22, 1980 H/O Rose

Pace, Rose Napier b. Apr. 7, 1919 d. Jan. 21, 1985 W/O Ed– D/O Will Napier

Pace, Fred b. Jan, 25, 1907 d. Apr. 13, 1989 B/O Edward

Shepard, Wilson b. Aug. 16, 1928 d. Oct. 8, 1981

Sizemore, Don b. Mar. 8, 1917 d. ?? ? 1975 S/O Johnnie & Prudie

Sizemore, James b. Jul. 4, 1885 d. Nov. 9, 1918 B/O Johnnie & Susie

Sizemore, Johnnie b. Dec. 12, 1879 d. Oct. 9, 1970 S/O Abijah & Peggy (Asher)

Sizemore, Maulty b. May 20, 1915 d. Oct. 4, 1915 D/O James & Zeru

Sizemore, Prudie b. Dec. 20, 1888 d. Feb. 8, 1966
( W/O Johnnie Sizemore–
D/O John and Armela (Sizemore) Muncy G/D Joshua Muncy)

Sizemore, Regina b. May 11. 1919 d.————- W/O Roy OSW Roy

Sizemore, Roy b. Nov. 17, 1915 d. Oct. 2, 1986
OSW Regina S/O Johnnie & Prudie.
(Children on stone- Patricia, William, Robert)

Sizemore, Paul “Bill” b. Mar. 7, 1919 d. Apr. 23, 1980 S/O Johnnie & Prudie

Sizemore, Ruck b. May 1, 1911 d. Feb. 14, 1983 S/O Johnnie & Prudie

Sizemore, Lucy Calwell b. Nov. 10, 1919 d. Feb. 3, 1983 W/O Ruck

Sizemore, Earl b. Feb. 2, 1913 d. Apr. 2, 1986 S/O Johnnie & Prudie

Sizemore, Wanda Fisher b. Nov. 23, 1915 d. ————- W/O Earl

Sizemore, James b. Feb. 14, 1921 d. Nov. 3, 1987 S/O Johnnie & Prudie

Woods, D.E ( Only thing on field stone marker)

There is a lot of unmarked graves, and a lot of field stones – some have intials carved into them: Here is a list of these that could be read.

P.E b. 1859 d. 1928

R.B. ?????

?? ?? b. March 12, 1894 d. May 9, 1895
H.T.B

W.N.

W.M. ??? 184?

M.S. Dec. 16, 1902

E. ??Porr ?T? 1855

Also buried here is suppose to be Lucinda (Begley) Muncy wife of Joshua Muncy, grave next to Joshua is unmarked.

KEY
OSW=On Stone With H/O=Husband Of W/O=Wife Of S/O=Son Of D/O=Daughter Of G/D= Grandaughter Of G/S=Grandson Of B/O=Brother of

Taylor Sizemore Cemetery Leslie Co. Ky

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Taylor Sizemore Cemetery; Leslie County, Ky.

Submitted by: Evelyn Perkins*
Date: 11-23-98

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Taylor Sizemore Cemetery:

Taylor Sizemore No dates
Armilda Oliver Sizemore (wife of Taylor) no date
Farmer Sizemore (son of Taylor and Armilda) d.o.b July 20, 1900 d.o.d.
Dec 20, 1984
Ora Napier Sizemore (wife of Farmer, daughter of Felix and Ira Sizemore
Napier d.o.b. 9/8/08 d.o.d. 8/8/88
Bige Sizemore (son of Taylor and Armilda) no date
Sam Sizemore (son of Taylor anfd Armilda) WW 1 veteran stone.
John T. Sizemore (son of Taylor and Armilda)
Sally Ann ? (wife of John T.)
Herman Sizemore (son of Farmer and Ora)
5 infant children (stones have names and dates..to this best of the
family’s recollection of dates)
Jeffery Allen Sizemore (4 year old grandson of Farmer and Ora…Son of
Vernon and Ann Baker Sizemore)

(*note: Other graves are there also…but this information I am giving now is
only from my memory…This is my family Cemetery. We have a Church
Service there on the fourth Sunday of September of every year….as long
as I can remember. -e.p.)

Eli Couch Cemetery Leslie Co. Ky

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ELI COUCH CEMETERY- UPPER DILLS BR. LESLIE CO KY

Submitted to the KyGenWeb by: J.P. Downard
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THIS CEMETERY IS LOCATED AT THE HEAD OF UPPER DILLS BR. (TRIBUTARY OF
ROCKHOUSE CRK) LESLIE COUNTY 9 KENTIJCKYG ON A SMALL KNOLL OR SPUR IN BACK OF
THE OLD HOMEPLACE OF ELI (CALLED EEL) COUCH. ELI FIRST MARRIED MAHALA
SIZEMORE AND HAD CHILDREN; CARR COUCH, WHO MARRIID LUCINDA WOODS; BILL
COUCH, WHO MARRIED JANE SIZEMORE; “SQUIRE” JOHN COUCH WHO MARRIED. NANCY
SIZEMORE; SUSAN COUCH, WHO MARRIED 1. RUSSELL SIZEMORF.(KILLED IN CIVIL
WAR) 2. JOHN DAVIDSON- NANCY COUCH, WHO MARRIED WADE WOODS (SON OF LILBURN)
PEGGY COUCH, WHO MARRIED DAN LEWIS, SALLY COUCH, WHO
MARRIED MAJ. JACKSON SIZEMORE (SON OF OLD “UNCLE RUCH SIZEMORIC & ANN
PRUITT); LUCINDA COUCH, WHO MARRIED LUTHER BOWLING. ELI MARRIED FIRST: SALLY
ANN SIZEMORE.

THIS CEMETERY WAS SHOWN TO US (OLETA & OLENE) NOVEMBER, 1978, BY A GR.
GRANDSQN (FARMER SIZEMORE) OF ELI AND MAHALA (SIZEMORE) COUCH. HE ALSO
POINTED OUT THE HOMESITE AND SPRING WHERE THE FAMILY GOT THEIR DRINKING
WATER FROM. THE CEMETERY HAS GROWN IJP WITH TREES AND BUSHES AND IN BAD
NEED OF CLEANING. WE FOUND 18 GRAVESITES (FARMER SAID THERE WERE S MORE)
ONLY TWO HAD NAMES AND ONE WAS MARKED WITH A DATE.
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MARTHA COUCH Mar. 3,1894 Dec. 11/???
Jackie Couch 1875 1967
one stone marked 1882

INFORMATION OF OTHERS BURIED HERE FROM FARMER SIZEMORE,
ELI COUCH AND WIFE,MAHALA, ALSO SECOND WIFE, SALLY ANN.
ABIJAH “BIGE” SIZEMORE (SON OF YOUNGER RUSSEL SIZEMORE AND
SUSAN COUCH SIZEMORE) AND WIFE

MOLLY JAII’E COUCH 1871 May 3. 1944/

EFFIE COUCII Oct 3. 1907 Feb. 19, 1969
Carlo Langdon Oct. 26, 1933 Sept. 9, 1975 this bo(ty was moved to Ohio
(picture of coal truck on back
of stone) HE WAS THE SUNSHINE
OF OL!R HOME
JOHN COUCH no dates civil war stone
CO. L. 14th KY. CAVALRY,
(son of Eli and Mahala
(Sizemore) Couch)
Unmarked grave
SALLY COUCH no dates (d/o ELI)
WILK COUCH 1864 Sept. 23, 1934
POLLY COUCH 1867 Mar. 29, 1952
Unmarked grave of baby
NANCY LEDFORD 1894 1978
FLOYD CQUCH 7-14-1897 2-26-1969 Kentucky CPL Co. K.World War I
VIRGII COUCH June 9, 1896 Oct. 23, 1921
GORMAN COUCH Nov. 2. 1916 Nov. 13, 1949
WILEY COUCH Dec. 4. 1906 Dec. 13, 1970 HUSBAND Precious Lord take my hand’
DEWEY Y. RADER Oct. 19, 1899 Oct. 3, 1968
CHARLEY MILES 1890 1976 Brittian Funeral Home
(sarrie stone)
SHERRY A SMITH Nov. 4.1952
BOBBY P. SMITH July 9, 1949 Aug. 10, 1974/
JOHN SIZEMORE ??
(same stone)
DR. JASON C. SUMNER 1865 1939
DRUCILLA S. SUMNER 1888 19 – ?
(same stone)
BIGE COUCH 1889 1945
MATTIE COUCH 1900 1938
(Same stone)
GEORGIA A SIZEMORE July 9 1875 April 9 1947/
MARY JANE SIZEMORE June 8 1874 Sept. 6, 1933/
(same stone)
DAN MORGAN April 14, 1889 Jan. 9, 1953/
ETHEL MORGAN
JOHN CRITTENTON DIXON Aug. 1917
(same stone)
JOHN CORNETT Aug. 11, 1835 July 24, 1962/
MAHALA CORNETT Jan. 26, 1888
CHARLIE CORNETT April 14, 1925 Nov. 21, 1926/
J.,L.. OSBORNE Nov. 28, 1939 Aug. 25, 1969/
WILL OSBORliE 1933 1955/
WALTER CORNETT July 20, 1919 June ’30,, 1963 Kentucky/ S. SGT. CO.
A. 44 BN.(TANK)/ WWII

JAMES M. WOOTEN Dec. 14, 1920 Mar. 21, 1962/
HELEN JOHNSONI Aug. 11, 1931 Aug. 20, 1932/
BOBBY EUGENE JOHNSONI Nov. 5. 1937
NANNIE JOHNSON/GILLEY/ Dec. 12, 1912 April 30, 19680 Gone but not forgotten
HENRY JOHINSONI April 18, 1930/ Nov, 20, 1951/
ROY TURNER 1923 1976
DON OR DAN JOHNSON Dec. 21, 1891 May 21, 1975 AT REST
BIGE JOHNSON Mar. 21, 1910 Nov, 12, 1973 REST IN PEACE
2 Unmarked graves near Jack & Martha Napier
PRICE NAPIER July 9, 1909 May 15, 1934/
unmarked grave
MATTIE ANN (?) April 20 Nov. 201 no year given
BIGE COUCH Mar. 8. 1890 Mar. 17, 1976 rest in peace
2 unmarked graves
LARENCE SIZEMORE 1909 Dec. 25, 1929 AT REST
FELIX NAPIER was born (?)
IRA NAPIER Sept. 11, 1878 Nov. 25, 1972/
———–COUCH/ no dates
unmarked grave
DOUGLAS NAPIER July 16, 1967 son of Daniel & Juanita
( A HUNDRED OR MORE YARDS AROUND THE HILL)
IN MEMORY OF OUR LOVE ONEI
BIGE WOODS Feb. 20 1901 July 25, 1966 son of ALEX WOODS
(mother was a Wooten)
DORA WOODS Nov. 6, 1900 Sept, 10, 1977 Dau of Luther Sizemore
MARTHA SIZEMORE Mar. 18, 1919
3 unmarked graves
(ON SAME STONE)
OAKLEY SIZEMORE April 1 1909 LUTHER SIZEMORE/ father
and son, killed in a
coal bank
DORA SIZEMORE Sept, 4. 1883 May 26, 1971/
GOLDEN SIZEMORE Feb. 9, 1917 May 11, 1975/ Father

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Couch Cemetery Leslie County Ky

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COUCH CEMETERY–COUCH FORK–LESLIE COUNTY KENTUCKY

Submitted to the KyGenWeb by: J.P. Downard
ab4rx@IGLOU.COM
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This Cemetery is located 4.3 miles west of the Hyden, Spur Exit Toll Gate,
upon the hillside, on the right side of the Daniel Boone Parkway, (from the
exit toward Manchester) as you go down Couch Fork not far from the mouth of
Bob Fork. There are two cemeteries located in this area, one is on the left
of the road. and the other is on the right. Dates and names copied September
10, 1979 by Oleta Morgan &- Olene Bailey.
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Two graves are upon the hillside in back of the cemetery, outside the cemetery.

NAME BIRTH DEATH NOTES

GEORGIA S. COUCH, Mar. 8. 1905 Jan. 14, 1975 wife of Ray Couch
(Georgia was a. Sizemore)
LAURA COUCH Nov. 12, 1918 Nov. 17,1977
NEVILI,E COUCH Oct. 10,1939 April 5, 1978 son of Laura
JERRY COUCH May 22, 1951 Sept. 10, 1972 son of Will/ shot at Bob Fork
(GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN)
JIMMY RAY HOSKINS Oct. 26, 1949 Mar. 3. 1971 son of Effie McCoy
(Shot near Hazard)
HAROLD GIBSON July 30, 1955 Nov. 5, 1977 shot in ambush Bob Fork
HENRY S. COUCH Aug 5, 1892 April4, 1968
EULINA C. HO-OKINS May 8. 1947 Jan. 199 1970 DAU. OF TESTER COUCH
J.C.COUCH June 26, 1935 May 7. 1968 son of Tester Couch
MANDA FAY LEAR Mar. 7, 1955 May 7, 1969/
Two Small Graves

BARBARA ANN BEGLEY June 17 1968 infant dau.of Willie Begley
DAVID BEGLEY Mar.18, 1969
JOHN BLEVINS 1895 1970
BURCHEL COUCH date unknown Aug. 8, 1949 son of Carr Couch
(GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN–
BELOVED WE LOVE YOU)
Unmarked grave
GEORGE COUCH 1380 1954
BILL COUCH Jan. 6. 1869 April 16, 1953 son of John & Nancy
(called “Dirty Beard”)
POLLY JAI.IE (COUCH) 1874 May 5, 1942
ALONZO COUCH Sept. 26, 1936 Dec. 30, 1970 killed in the mine explosion at
Hurricane Creek, Leslie Co., KY
which killed 38 miners.
WILLIAM COUCH Dec. 25, 1852 Aug. 2, 1926 ASLEEP IN JESUS
JANE COUCH June 20, 1859 June 22, 1910
4 unmarked graves
(same stone)
RACHEL COUCH Jan. 16, 1880 MOTHER
REV. HENRY COUCH Dec. 8, 1884 Oct. 2, 1950 FATHER
WILLIAM CARR COUCH June 27, 1941 Feb. 14, 1969/
WILLIAM COUCH Nov. 25, 1892 Mar.9,1951 GEORGIA SGT. INF. World War I
Unmarked grave
FRED SIZEMORE Oct. 23, 1905 Dec. 12, 1969/
DOROTHY ELIZABETH MARIE MORGAN/ April 3. 1959 Mar. 11, 1967/
MOLLIE BURKS Mar. 10, 1883 Dec. 23, 1962/
PVT. JOHN BURKS 4-5-1877 4-15-l951 SPANISH/AMERICAN WAR
FOREVER HONORED – FOREVER MOURNED

WILLIAM PAUL(?)BURKS Jan-3. 1922 Dec. 4, 1923 (ASLEEP IN THE ARMS OF JESUS)
JOHN FRANCIS HAMPTON Mar. 27, 1962 Mar. 27, 1962
POLLY ANN EVERSOLE June 5. 1915 April 29, 1967 AT REST
JOHN COUCH Dec. 25, 1886 June 23, 1953 AT REST
FATHER/ CARR COUCH 1868 1947 GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN

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Civil War Pension file of Ezekial Napier

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Civil War Pension file of Ezekial Napier
DECLARATION FOR AN ORIGINAL INVALID PENSION

State of Kentucky, County of Leslie

On this 17th day of March, A.D. 1890, personally appeared before me, a Clerk of the County of Leslie, A Court of Record within and for the County and State aforesaid, EZEKIAL NAPIER, aged 51 years, who, being duly sworn according to law, declares that he is the identical Ezekial Napier who was enrolled as a Private soldier on the 10th day of December, 1862, in Company L of the 14th Regiment of Kentucky Volunteers commanded by Captain W B Eversole and was honorably discharged at Camp Nelson on the 24th day of March, 1864. That his personal description is as follows: Age 51 years; Height __ feet __ inches; complexion ___; hair___; eyes ___. That while a member of the organization aforesaid, in the service and in the line of duty at Irvine, in the State of Kentucky, on or about the _ day of February, 1863, he was taken with Typhoid Fever and the next December following he was taken down with the same kind of fever and from which resulted with coughs and pains in right side from said disease. I never recovered.
That he was treated in hospitals as follows: I never was treated in Hospitals, but was treated in private house by Dr. Way**.
That he has never been employed in the military or naval service otherwise than as stated above in Company (L) of the 14th Regiment Kentucky Volunteer Cavalry.
That he has not been in the military or naval service of the United States since the 24th day of March, 1864. That since leaving the service this applicant has resided in the County of Leslie in the State of Kentucky, and that his occupation as been that of a farmer. That he is now totally disabled from obtaining his subsistence by manual labor by reason of his injuries, above described, received in the service of the United States; and he therefore makes this declaration for the purpose of being placed on the invalid pension roll of the United States. He hereby appoints with full power of substitution and revocation, W.B. Eversole of Hyden, Leslie County, Kentucky, his true and lawful attorney to prosecute his claim. That he has never received nor applied for a pension; that his post office address is: Hyden, County of Leslie, State of Kentucky.

John Couch
M V Davidson Ezekial Napier

Also personally appeared John Couch, residing at Hyden, Kentucky, and M V Davidson residing at Hyden, Kentucky, persons whom I certify to be respectable and entitled to credit, and who being by me duly sworn, say they were present and saw Ezekial Napier the claimant sign his name to the foregoing declaration; that they have every reason to believe from the appearance and acquaintance with him that he is the identical person he represents himself to be; and that they have no interest in the prosecution of this claim.

John Couch
M V Davidson
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 14th day of March, A.D. 1890
J M Howard, Clerk
EX-SOLDIER’S PENSION CLAIM

State of Kentucky, County of Leslie

MR. EZEKIAL NAPIER being duly sworn says;
My post office address is Hyden, Leslie County, Kentucky.
My occupation is that of a farmer. I was born in Clay County, Kentucky on the 6th day of May, 1838. My personal description is as follows; Height 5 feet 10 inches; complexion Fair; color of hair Light and of eyes Blue.
I am married; my wife’s name is Martha Napier
My places of residence since the war have been: from about 1864 to about 1878 in Clay County, State of Kentucky, my P.O. address being Big Creek, Kentucky, from about 1878 to about 1890, in Leslie County, State of Kentucky, my P.O. address being Hyden, Kentucky.
The following is a full and complete statement of all the service ever rendered by me in the military or naval service of the United States; I enlisted at Boonville, on the 10th day of December, 1862, to serve one year, in Company L of the 14th Regiment of Kentucky Volunteer Cavalry and was honorably discharged there from at Camp Nelson on the 24th day of March, 1864.
I now have the following injuries, diseases, or disabilities, each of which was caused or incurred as stated opposite thereto and neither of which is the result of vicious habits on my part:

Name of disease What part of body? What caused it? When and where
Or injury

Fever Pain in breast and side caused by exposure result of fever at Irvine, Ky. February 1863

Each of said disabilities is permanent in character, and they incapacitate me from manual labor in such a degree as to render me unable to earn a support.
I hereby claim pension under the law of June, 1890, hereon printed, and revoking all other powers, of attorney, I appoint W B Eversole my attorney, with full powers of substitution, to prosecute this claim.

Witness:
William Hall Ezekial Napier
John Couch

Also personally appeared William Hall, residing at Hyden, Kentucky, and John Couch residing at Hyden, Kentucky, persons whom I certify to be respectable and entitled to credit, and who being by me duly sworn, say they were present and saw Ezekial Napier the claimant sign his name to the foregoing declaration; that they have every reason to believe from the appearance and acquaintance with him that he is the identical person he represents himself to be; that they have resided in the same neighborhood with said ex-soldier for the past fifteen years, and are acquainted with his habits and his capacity for work, and thy say that, by reason of the disabilities for which he claims pension in the foregoing statement, he is incapacitated for manual labor to such a degree as to render him unable to earn a support, and that no one of said disabilities is the result of vicious habits on his part and that they have no interest in the prosecution of this claim.

William Hall
John Couch

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 8th day of August, A.D. 1890
James M. Hoard, Clerk LCC

WAR DEPARTMENT
RECORD AND PENSION DIVISION
Washington, D.C. December 29, 1890

Respectfully returned to the commissioner of pensions
EZEKIAL NAPIER
Company L, Regiment 14th Kentucky Cavalry
Was enrolled December 10th, 1862
And M.O. with Company March 24, 1864
From December 10, 1862, to April 30, 1863
He held the rank of Private
And during that period the rolls show him
Present
The records furnish nothing additional upon
This case.
The Medical records show him treated as
Follows:
No record found
By authority of the Secretary of War:

DECLARATION FOR WIDOW’S PENSION

State of Kentucky, County of Leslie

On this 9th day of March, A.D. 1900, personally appeared before me, a County Court Clerk, in and for the aforesaid County, duly authorized to administer oaths, MARTHA NAPIER, aged 55 years, a resident of the post office of Hyden, County of Leslie, State of Kentucky, who being duly sworn according to law, declares that she is the widow of Ezekial Napier, who enlisted under the name of Ezekial Napier at Irvine, Kentucky, on the 10th day of December, 1862, in Company L, 14th Kentucky Cavalry Volunteers, in the war of the Rebellion, and served at least ninety days and was honorably discharged. He was not in the military or naval service prior to December the 10th, 1862 or subsequent to his death September 5th, 1899, that he died at his residence on September 5th, 1899.
That she was married under the name Martha Osburn to said Ezekial Napier on the 22nd day of July, 1860 by Lilburn Woods J.P., at his father’s home, neither had been previously married and that claimant and soldier lived together up to the date of his death as man and wife, neither having applied or received a divorce. That she has not remarried since the death of said Ezekial Napier.
That she is without other means of support than her daily labor.
She has heretofore applied for pension the number of her application is 706.761
That the soldier was a pensioner under certificate No. 560.919
That she makes this declaration for the purpose of being placed of the roll of the United States under provisions of the Act of June 27, 1890. She hereby appoints Bowie Roberts of Washington, D.C. her lawful attorney to prosecute her claim, and agrees to allow him the fee of ten dollars. Her post office address is Hyden, County of Leslie, State of Kentucky
her
John Lewis Martha X Napier
E L Lewis

Also personally appeared John Lewis, residing at Hyden, Kentucky, and E L Lewis, residing at Hyden, Kentucky, persons whom I certify to be respectable and entitled to credit, and who, being by me duly sworn, say that they were present and saw Martha Napier, the Claimant, make her mark to the forgoing declaration; that they have every reason to believe, from the appearance of the said claimant and their acquaintance with her for 30 years and 12 years, respectively, that she is the identical person she represents herself to be; and that they have no interest in the prosecution of this claim.
John Lewis
E L Lewis

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 9th day of March, A.D. 1900
James M Howard, Clerk LCC

WIDOW’S CLAIM FOR PENSION

State of Kentucky, County of Leslie
On this 9th day of October, 1899, personally appeared before me, a County Court Clerk of a Court of Record in and for the County and State aforesaid, MARTHA NAPIER, a resident of Hyden, in the County of Leslie and State of Kentucky, aged 65 years, who being duly sworn, makes the following declaration, in order to obtain the pension provided by the Act of Congress approved July 14, 1862. That she is the widow of Ezekial Napier who was a Private in Company L, commanded by Captain W B Eversole in the 14th Regiment of Kentucky Cavalry Volunteers in the war of 1861; that her maiden name was Martha Osburn and that she was married to said Ezekial Napier on or about August or September 1858 at Renny Napier’s in the County of Clay and State of Kentucky by Lilburn Woods, J.P.C.C., and that she knows of no record evidence of said marriage.
She further declares that said Ezekial Napier her husband died at his residence in Leslie County, in the State of Kentucky, on or about the 5th day of September, 1899 of Heart Dropsey.
She also declares that she has remained a widow ever since the death of said Ezekial Napier and she has not in any manner been engaged in, or abetted, the rebellion in the United States; and she hereby appoints Bowie Roberts of Washington, D.C. as her lawful Attorney, with power of substitution and authorizes him to present and prosecute this claim. The following, the name, date of birth, and place of residence of all the children of her deceased husband who were under sixteen years of age at the time of his death, no children under sixteen years.
My post office address is Hyden, County of Leslie, State of Kentucky.

James L. Lewis
T Lewis Martha X Napier

Also personally appeared James L. Lewis residing at Hyden, Kentucky, and T G Lewis, residing at Hyden, Kentucky, persons whom I certify to be respectable and entitled to credit, and who, being by me duly sworn, say that they were present and saw Martha Napier, the Claimant, make her mark to the forgoing declaration; that they have every reason to believe, from the appearance of the said claimant and their acquaintance with her, that she is the identical person she represents herself to be, and know that said deceased recognized said applicant as his lawful wife, and that she was so recognized by the community in which they resided; and that they have no interest in the prosecution of this claim.
James L. Lewis
T G Lewis

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 9th day of October, 1899
J M Howard, Clerk LCC

ARTICLES OF AGREEMENT

Whereas, I, MARTHA NAPIER- widow of EZEKIAL NAPIER- 560.919
Late Private in Company L of the 14th Regiment of Kentucky Cavalry Volunteers, War of 1861, having made application for pension under the laws of the United States
Now this agreement witnesseth. That for and in consideration of services done and to be done in the premises, I hereby agree to allow my Agents William Fitch and Co. of Washington, D.C., the fee of twenty five dollars, which shall include all amounts to be paid for any service in furtherance of said claim, and said fee shall not be demanded by or payable, to my said agents, in whole or in part, except in case of the granting of my pension by the Commissioner of Pensions, and that the same shall be paid to him in accordance with the provisions of sections 4768 and 4769 R, S.
her
John C. Bowling Martha X Napier
J M Matingly Hyden, Kentucky

State of Kentucky, County of Leslie

Be it known, that on this, the 4th day of November, A.D. 1899, personally appeared MARTHA NAPIER, the above named, who after having had read over in the hearing and presence of the two attesting witnesses the contents of the foregoing Articles of Agreement, voluntarily signed and acknowledged the same to be his free act and deed.

James M. Howard
Clerk, Leslie County Court

And now, to wit, this 20th day of November, A.D. 1899, I accept the provisions contained in the foregoing Articles of Agreement, and will to the best of my ability, endeavor faithfully to represent the interest of the claimant in the premises. I hereby certify I have received from the claimant above named the sum of _ dollars and no more; _ dollars being for fee, and the sum of _ dollars being for postage and other expenses; and that these agreements have been executed in duplicate without additional cost to the claimant, as required by law, in excess of the fee above named, the said agents making no charge therefore.
Witness my hand the year and day above written.
Bowie Roberts
By. Margaret J. Caywood

State of Kentucky, County of Leslie

On this 9th day of March 1900
Personally appeared before me a County Court Clerk within and for the County and State aforesaid, MARTHA NAPIER, widow of Ezekial Napier deceased, age 55 years, a resident of Leslie County, Kentucky and whose post office is Hyden, Kentucky, who being duly sworn according to law declares that she is the identical Martha Napier who married Ezekial Napier on the 22nd day of July 1860 under the name of Martha Osburn.
The affiant further declares that she does not know why nor how that her name appears Nancy Osburn in the copy of the license and that her name is Martha and as always been so and that same must be mistake of the Clerk.

Witness: her
J.M. Howard Martha X Napier
John Lewis

Subscribed and sworn to before me this 9th day of March 1900
J.M. Howard, Clerk

State of Kentucky
County of Leslie

Personally appeared before me, MARTHA NAPIER, widow of EZEKIAL NAPIER deceased claimant for pension who after being duly sworn by me states as follows: That she has property listed in her name for the year 1900 as follows:
Five acres of land Assessed at $75
One Mule Assessed at 30
One Cow Assessed at 15
One Hog Assessed at 3
One Sewing Machine Assessed at 5
Household and Kitchen furniture at 10

That she has no income from any source and no ****** held or against said assessed property and that there are no persons legally bound for claimants support.

Witnesses: her
Carr Couch Martha X Napier
John Couch

Subscribed and sworn to before me this 4th day of August 1900
J M Howard

State of Kentucky
County of Leslie

Personally appeared before me a Clerk of the Leslie County Court, JOHN COUCH age 59 and CARR COUCH age 39 whose post office is Hyden, Kentucky, after being duly sworn by me states as follows:
They are well acquainted with Martha Napier, widow of Ezekial Napier deceased, that we have examined Martha Napier’s list of Real and Personal property and that we believe same to be correct and that we know that she has no income from any source and that there are no persons legally bound for her support.
John Couch
Carr Couch

Subscribed and sworn to before me this 4th day of August 1900
J.M. Howard, Clerk

State of Kentucky
County of Leslie

I J.M. Howard, Clerk of the Leslie County Court in the State of Kentucky do certify that I am custodian of the records in my office and that this is the property assessed in the name of MARTHA NAPIER for the year 1900 as follows:
Five acres of land Assessed at $75
One Mule Assessed at 30
One Cow Assessed at 15
One Hog Assessed at 3
One Sewing Machine Assessed at 5
Household and Kitchen furniture at 10

The above is all the taxable property born of the rolls in the name of the claimant for the year 1900 and the assessed value is about the true value. There are no mortgages in this office against any of said property and not incumbered in anyway.

Given under my hand this 4th day of August 1900
J.M. Howard, Clerk

MARRIAGE LICENSE

The Commonwealth of Kentucky

To any minister of the Gospel or other person legally authorized to solemnize matrimony you are hereby permitted to solemnize the rites of matrimony between EZEKIAL NAPIER and NANCY OSBORNE the requirements of law having been complied with.
Witness my signature as Clerk of the Clay County Court this 20th day of July 1860
G W PRICE, Clerk

CERTIFICATE OF MARRIAGE

This is to certify that on the 22nd day of July 1860. The rites of matrimony were legally solemnized between E. NAPIER and MARTHA OSBORNE at his father’s house in the County of Clay in the presence of W. WOODS and PLEAS. SIZEMORE
Signed. L. WOODS, JP

State of Kentucky
County of Clay

I H J Clark, Clerk of the County Court for the County and State aforesaid certify that the foregoing is a true and correct copy of the marriage license and certificate attached there to between Ezekial Napier and Martha Osborne as it appears from the records on file in my office.
Witness my hand this 8th day of August 1900
H J Clark, Clerk

GENERAL AFFIDAVIT

State of Kentucky, County of Leslie

In the matter of the application of MARTHA NAPIER, pension claim, widow of EZEKIAL NAPIER
On this 4th day of March, A.D. 1901, personally appeared before me, a County Court Clerk in and for the aforesaid County, duly authorized to administer oaths, MARTHA NAPIER aged 57 years, a resident of the County of Leslie and State of Kentucky and whose post office address is Hyden, Kentucky, well known to me to be reputable and entitled to credit, and who, being duly sworn, declares in relation to aforesaid case as follows:
I am the widow of Ezekial Napier, Private, Company L, 14th Regiment of Kentucky Cavalry and that he departed this life on the 5th day of September 1899. I further state that there was no physician attending at the time of his last illness.
I further state that the discrepancy in my statement as to the date of my marriage. The mistake was my fault as I had no record of our marriage and that the evidence now on file showing that we were married on the 22nd day of July 1860 is correct. I further state that there is no public record of deaths kept.

E L Lewis her
John Lewis Martha X Napier

Sworn to and subscribed before me this day
James M. Howard

GENERAL AFFIDAVIT

State of Kentucky, County of Leslie

In the matter of the application of MARTHA NAPIER, pension claim, widow of EZEKIAL NAPIER
Personally appeared before me, a County Court Clerk in and for the aforesaid County, duly authorized to administer oaths, JOHN COUCH aged 59 years, a citizen of, Leslie County and State of Kentucky and whose post office address is Hyden, Kentucky, well known to me to be reputable and entitled to credit, and who, being duly sworn, declares in relation to aforesaid case as follows:
That he was well acquainted with the claimant at and prior to her marriage and was present and saw claimant and Ezekial Napier married to each other. They were married at Rainey Napier’s in Clay County, Kentucky on or about the month of July 1860 and that Lilburn Woods a Justice of the Peace of Clay County, Kentucky married them. Further states that claimant’s name was Martha Osborne before she was married to Ezekial Napier now Martha Napier. He further states that they lived together as man and wife until the death of Ezekial Napier, husband of the claimant and that neither of them were ever married to any other person except to each other and that said claimant has not remarried since the death of her late husband above named.
He further declares he has no interest in said claim and he is not concerned in its prosecution.

John Couch

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 18th day of May, 1900
James M. Howard
Clerk, Leslie County Court

GENERAL AFFIDAVIT

State of Kentucky, County of Leslie

In the matter of the application of MARTHA NAPIER, pension claim, widow of EZEKIAL NAPIER
Personally appeared before me, a County Court Clerk in and for the aforesaid County, duly authorized to administer oaths, FRANKIE SIZEMORE aged 58 years, a citizen of, Leslie County and State of Kentucky and whose post office address is Hyden, Kentucky, well known to me to be reputable and entitled to credit, and who, being duly sworn, declares in relation to aforesaid case as follows:
That she is a sister to Martha Napier and further states that she was present and saw Martha Osborne now Martha Napier and Ezekial Napier married and that they were married at the house of Rainey Napier in Clay County, Kentucky on or about _ day of July 1860. That Lilburn Woods J.P.C.C. married them and they lived together until his death. I further state neither of them were ever married to any other person and further state that this claimant has not remarried since the death of her late husband Ezekial Napier.
I further declare that I have no interest in said claim and am not concerned in its prosecution.

John Lewis
John Couch Frankie X Sizemore

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 19th day of January, 1901
James M. Howard
Clerk, Leslie County Court

GENERAL AFFIDAVIT

State of Kentucky, County of Leslie

In the matter of the application of MARTHA NAPIER, pension claim, widow of EZEKIAL NAPIER, private, Company L, 14th Regiment Kentucky Volunteer Cavalry
Personally appeared before me, a County Court Clerk in and for the aforesaid County, duly authorized to administer oaths, JOHN DAVIDSON aged 56 years, a citizen of, Leslie County and State of Kentucky and whose post office address is Hyden, Kentucky, well known to me to be reputable and entitled to credit, and who, being duly sworn, declares in relation to aforesaid case as follows:
I was acquainted with the above named soldier at and prior to his enlistment into the said service. I lived a near neighbor to this soldier ever since the war until his death. He had the appearance of a sound and healthy man at his enlistment and sometime shortly after the war of the rebellion I noticed he was coughing and continued coughing and had lung troubles until his death. I believe from my own knowledge and acquaintance with said soldier and by being a near neighbor to him that the above named disease was the sole cause of the death and from what I know of him I believe he contracted same while in the said service and further state he had no physician with him in his last illness.
I further declare that I have no interest in said claim and am not concerned in its prosecution.

John Davidson

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 20th day of February, 1901
James M. Howard
Clerk, Leslie County Court

GENERAL AFFIDAVIT

State of Kentucky, County of Leslie

In the matter of the application of MARTHA NAPIER, pension claim, widow of EZEKIAL NAPIER, private, Company L, 14th Regiment Kentucky Volunteer Cavalry
On this 4th day of March, A.D. 1901, personally appeared before me, a County Court Clerk in and for the aforesaid County, duly authorized to administer oaths, TAYLOR SIZEMORE aged about 40 years, a citizen of Leslie County and State of Kentucky and JAMES N. NAPIER, aged 48 years, a citizen of Leslie County and State of Kentucky whose post office address is Hyden, Kentucky, well known to me to be reputable and entitled to credit, and who, being duly sworn, declares in relation to aforesaid case as follows:
Taylor Sizemore states that he lived a neighbor to the said Martha and Ezekial Napier at and prior to the death of the said Ezekial Napier at the time of his death and was present and helped to bury him and that he departed this life on the 5th day of September 1899

James N. Napier states that he lived a neighbor to the above named parties at and prior to the death of the above named Ezekial Napier and that he departed this life the 5th day of September 1899 and that he officiated in the burial, which was on the 6th day of September 1899.

They further declare that they have no interest in said claim and is not concerned in its prosecution.
his
William M. Howard Taylor X Sizemore
John Lewis James N. Napier

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 18th day of May, 1901
James M. Howard
Clerk, Leslie County Court

PENSIONER DROPPED

UNITED STATES PENSION AGENCY

Louisville, Kentucky
August 2, 1907

Certificate No. 510.897
Class widow
Pensioner Martha Napier
Soldier Ezekial Napier
Service Private, Company L, 14th Kentucky Volunteer Cavalry

The Commissioner of Pensions

Sir: I have the honor to report that the above- named pensioner who was last paid at $8.00, to November 4, 1906, has been dropped because of death January 15, 1907

Very Respectfully,

A Wood
United States Pension Agent

Boda Collins Holland and family

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Information provided by Wesley Collins.

Boda Collins Holland – June 16, 1927 to December 22, 2006
John Henry Holland – December 14, 1927
Curtis Holland – September 11, 1947
Dorothy Sizemore Holland – August 8, 1945
Jerry Holland – October 29, 1949
Patsy Marcum Holland – December 11, 1953
Bobby Gene Holland – May 14, 1951
Lillie Mae Sizemore Holland – June 27, 1953
Roy Lee Holland – December 21, 1952
Ethel Jean Sizemore Holland – January 29, 1963
Margie Ruth Holland Collins – December 2, 1953
Gene Collins – April 16, 1943 to August 21, 2007
Roger Dean Holland – February 6, 1957
Helen Marie Holland Smith – November 14, 1959
Homer Smith – May 23, 1953

And My Grandparents Dorothy and Curtis was married June 2, 1967 I can tell you all there kids and grandkids

Tina Holland Taylor – July, 10 1968
Darlene Holland Baker – August 1, 1971
Barbara Ann Holland Brock – October 2, 1982

Tina’s Kids
Wesleigh Douglas Collins – October, 14 1985
Troy Samuel Curtis Taylor – August 1, 1991
Dorothy Hannah Taylor – April 16. 1999

Darlene’s Kids
Cameron Dudley Collins – October 26, 1994
Savannah Rose Baker – May 19, 2001

Barbara’s Kids
Angel Leann Smith – May 4, 2000
Brookelynn Grace Brock – January 13, 2003
Dillion McCoy Brock – July 29, 2001 to July 29, 2001

Tina (mom) married Samuel Troy Taylor Jr. on May 8, 1992
His birthday March 4, 1953

She Married dad August 4, 1984 and divorced in 1989
Dad’s James Wesley Collins July 4, 1960 (if you need that)

Darlene married Gregory Baker August 7, 1999 not sure about her first husband but they divorced in 1997, And Greg was married to Teresa Davidson first.

Barbara married Thomas August 26, 2000. She had a boyfriend which is Angels dad

Bennie Allen Smith II (Angels Dad) August 25, 1981 to August 22, 1999

Thomas Edward Brock August 19, 1980

Barbara and Thomas are expecting another child in May.