Knox Co. Kentucky
Esom Campbell

Contributed by Krista Loyd


Knox County War Records VI

Kentucky History Society 976.902 K740 V.1 page 41

Soldier: Esom Campbell War: Civil

Born: June 13, 1863

Died: June 5, 1897

Buried: Indian Creek Cemetery, Knox Co., KY

Served: Private Co. A 8th Reg’t Ky. Inf. Vol.

Enlisted: September 2, 1861

Discharged: November 17, 1864

Wounded: September 19, 1863 by gunshot wound above ankle of left leg at Chickamauga , GA.

Marriage Records: Married first to Nancy Ann Foley on February 23, 1868 (This not found in his file but reference made to it by an affidavit given by Nancy’ brother) Nancy died September 22, 1881.

2) Certificate showing Esom Campbell married Jane Moore at Jess Moore’s home on July 7, 1883. Marriage performed by G.B. (Greenberry) Foley, Witnesses: F.T. Hodges and L. Brock.

Application by soldier for pension: May 30, 1870

Widow: Susan V. Moore Campbell

Widow’s Pension: Applied 3 July 1897

Children under 16 years of age:

1. William J. Campbell born 28 June 1884

2. Mary Nety Campbell born Sept. 23, 1886

3. Salley Belle Campbell born April 19, 1891

4. Benjamine H. Campbell born April 19, 1891

5. Rufus Martin Campbell born April 9, 1895

These names copied from Hitchcock’s Analysis of the Holy Bible published N.Y. 1888 by John Parker Knox County Clerk.

Affidavits for Widow Pension: 18 Nov. 1897 James Helton, age 35, neighbor of the widow made a statement as to the value of her property and the illness of the soldier prior to his death.

12 March 1898 Mary Moore, age 62, mother of the widow, attested to correct birth dates for the soldier’s children. She was present when William J., Many (Mary) N. and Rufus were born and soon after the other two were born.

Widow’s Pension dropped due to death of widow April 1, 1910 

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