Calvin Pace Family
Calvin Pace
by Sandra Madden Judkins©

CALVIN PACE, b. March 4, 1837 in Harlan County, KY., and died September 10, 1911. The son of Richmond & Dorcas Pace. Richmond died prior to 1850 and his wife Dorcas married James Lyttle in 1849. Calvin was age 12 and therefore, raised by James and Dorcas Lyttle. following the Civil War in 1866, Calvin married Levina Wynn, b. abt 1853, daughter of William & Susannah Turner Wynn.

Calvin & Levina had five known children: William, b. abt 1869 ; Edmon, b. abt 1872; John, b. abt 1874; James, b. abt 1877; Elizabeth, b. abt 1880. There may have been 5 additional children born to this union, as the 1900 census for Harlan County, Kentucky lists in the household of Calvin and Levina the following children: Edmond; George, b. abt 1882 and married Sarah Eldridge, daughter of Carter & Nancy Eldridge; Thomas M., b. abt 1886 and married March 19, 1911 to Lizzie Munsey, daughter of George L. and America Munsey; Mary; Nancy; and Louisa. The Lee County Virginia marriage records identifies George and Thomas M. Pace, as sons of Calvin and Levina Wynn Pace.

Records convey that Calvin initially served in the Harlan County Battalion as a Sergeant in Company C, along side his two brothers Daniel and John R. Pace. Following the completion of the Harlan County Battalion, Calvin enlisted in Company D of the 49th Union Infantry as a private under Col. John Mason Brown.

According to information provided by M. Turner who was postmaster in Harlan County at the time, Calvin is among several known to be Owners or operators of banks of coal in the Evarts area In 1886.

The Black Mountain Academy was established in 1892, by the founders and the generosity of local friends. It was owned and controlled by the American Missionary Association and was entirely undenominational. Judge J. H. Middleton and Mr. Calvin Pace donated the land, and from that time on it was used as both church and school. Black Mountain Academy was discontinued in 1911.

Additions or corrections are welcome: Sandra Judkins

The above information was found from the following records: civil
war records, widows pension file, marriage records, census reports

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