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201 Information associated with Charles J. Granade Colyer Civil War service based on place and date of enrollment due to impending Union draft:

The Battle of Stones River or Second Battle of Murfreesboro (in the South, simply the Battle of Murfreesboro), was fought from December 31, 1862, to January 2, 1863, in Middle Tennessee, as the culmination of the Stones River Campaign in the Western Theater of the American Civil War. Of the major battles of the Civil War, Stones River had the highest percentage of casualties on both sides. Although the battle itself was inconclusive, the Union Army's repulse of two Confederate attacks and the subsequent Confederate withdrawal were a much-needed boost to Union morale after the defeat at the Battle of Fredericksburg, and it dashed Confederate aspirations for control of Middle Tennessee.

Union Maj. Gen. William S. Rosecrans's Army of the Cumberland marched from Nashville, Tennessee, on December 26, 1862, to challenge General Braxton Bragg's Army of Tennessee at Murfreesboro. On December 31, each army commander planned to attack his opponent's right flank, but Bragg struck first. A massive assault by the corps of Maj. Gen. William J. Hardee, followed by that of Leonidas Polk, overran the wing commanded by Maj. Gen. Alexander M. McCook. A stout defense by the division of Brig. Gen. Philip Sheridan in the right center of the line prevented a total collapse and the Union assumed a tight defensive position backing up to the Nashville Turnpike. Repeated Confederate attacks were repulsed from this concentrated line, most notably in the cedar "Round Forest" salient against the brigade of Col. William B. Hazen. Bragg attempted to continue the assault with the corps of Maj. Gen. John C. Breckinridge, but the troops were slow in arriving and their multiple piecemeal attacks failed.

Fighting resumed on January 2, 1863, when Bragg ordered Breckinridge to assault the well-fortified Union position on a hill to the east of the Stones River. Faced with overwhelming artillery, the Confederates were repulsed with heavy losses. Aware that Rosecrans was receiving reinforcements, Bragg chose to withdraw his army on January 3 to Tullahoma, Tennessee.

Following the Battle of Stones River, Maj. Gen. William Rosecrans, commanding the Union Army of the Cumberland, remained in the Murfreesboro, Tennessee, area for over five months. In an effort to block further Union progress, Confederate Gen. Braxton Bragg, commander of the Army of Tennessee, established a fortified line along the Duck River from Shelbyville to Wartrace. On the Confederate right, infantry and artillery detachments guarded Liberty, Hoover's, and Bellbuckle Gaps through the Highland Rim (near Beechgrove, Tennessee). Rosecrans's superiors, fearing that Bragg might detach large numbers of men to help break the Siege of Vicksburg, urged him to attack the Confederate positions.

On June 23, 1863, Rosecrans deployed forces to feign an attack on Shelbyville while massing forces against Bragg's right. His troops struck out toward the gaps. On June 24, Maj. Gen. George H. Thomas's men, spearheaded by Colonel John T. Wilder's "Lightning Brigade", attacked Hoover's Gap. Wilder's mounted infantry pushed ahead and reached the gap nearly 9 miles ahead of Thomas's main body.[3] Wilder's men were armed with new Spencer repeating rifles and when they attacked the Confederate 1st (3rd) Kentucky Cavalry Regiment, under Colonel J. Russell Butler, was easily pushed aside.[2] As Butler's unit fell back the entire 7 mile length of Hoover's Gap, it ran into Brig. Gen. William B. Bate's brigade of Maj. Gen. Alexander P. Stewart's division.[2]

Wilder entrenched on the hills south of the gap and determined to hold this extremely advanced position.[3] Bate's brigade counterattacked throughout the day but could not dislodge the Federals. Wilder received orders from Thomas to fall back through the gap. Wilder refused claiming he could still hold his ground. Meanwhile, Brig. Gen. Bushrod Johnson's brigade arrived and now Bate and Johnson planned a final attack on Wilder. This attack was also repulsed and by 7:00 p.m. units from Lovell Rousseau and John M. Brannan's divisions of Thomas's corps arrived at the gap.[3]

Just before noon on June 26, Stewart sent a message to Johnson and Bate stating that he was pulling back and they should also.[2] Although slowed by rain, Rosecrans moved on, forcing Bragg to retreat from his defensive line and fall back to Tullahoma. After reaching Tullahoma, Rosecrans sent Wilder's Lightning Brigade ahead to hit the railroad in Bragg's rear. Arriving too late to destroy the Elk River railroad bridge, the Federals destroyed railroad track around Decherd.

Bragg evacuated his forces from Middle Tennessee and withdrew to the city of Chattanooga, Tennessee. Rosecrans followed and captured that city on September 8, 1863. Maneuvering then continued in the Chickamauga Campaign. Rosecrans was frustrated that the victory at Hoover's Gap and the Tullahoma Campaign were overshadowed by two other Union victories in the summer of 1863, the Siege of Vicksburg and Battle of Gettysburg.

6th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Confederate)
Organized during the summer of 1862 with men from the central and eastern section of Kentucky.
Most of its members were captured at Buffington Island on July 19 and the remaining part at New Lisbon on July 26, 1863. The regiment was not reorganized.
Its commanders were Colonel J. Warren Grigsby, Lieutenant Colonel Thomas W. Napier, and Major William G. Bullitt.

May, 1863, 2nd Cavalry Brigade, Col. R.M. Gano commanding, less some detachments retained by Gen. Morgan, temporarily attached to Grigsby's Cavalry operating in and about McMinnville, Tennessee. Morgan's force was subsequently destroyed at Buffington's Island, Ohio and the scattered remnants returning to Tennessee apparently rejoined the depleted remains of Gano's brigade operating with Grigsby.

September 18, 1863, remnants of Morgan's former command and 2nd Cavalry Brigade under Col. R.M. Gano operating under Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest in the Battle of Chickamauga. Brig. Gen. Richard M. Gano, taking with him remnants of his original "Texas Cavalry Squadron," now called "Gano Guards" and consisting of about eighty men, is assigned to the Trans-Mississippi Department to command all Texas Cavalry therein operating
Charles Granade Colyer
202 RE Union Draft in Kentucky---From "Camp Nelson Kentucky: A Civil War History" Univ. Ky Press:page 38:
By the next summer (after the Emancipation Proclamation of January 1863), the enlistment of black soldiers was a major element of Union war policy, with recruitment fully under way in the free states and in parts of the Confederacy under Union occupation. But, of course, Kentucky was still exempt-since the Emancipation Proclamation, by design, did not apply there, and at least for the sake of a legal fiction, all Kentucky slaves were regarded as belonging to masters loyal to the Union. The prevailing attitude in Kentucky toward the mere possibility of black recruitment was little short of hysterical, if the reactions of its leading generals are any indication. "The enrollment act of March 3, 1863"-preparatory to the summer's recruitment drive-"included among those liable to draft all male citizens of the prescribed ages. This category was interpreted to include free Negroes, and the act was applied accordingly by the War Department. Enforcement of the provision met instant opposition in Kentucky."98
Opposition was spearheaded by Generals Boyle and Burnside. Briefly-from June 25 to June 27-Burnside was completely distracted from his military prepara- tions by this issue. From Camp Nelson, Boyle cabled him the distressing news, received from the governor himself, that "the War Dept have ordered the Enroll- ment & Enlistment of Negroes into the U S service Especially free negroes. . . . If true," Boyle asserted, "Ky will never see another day of peace."99 On the same day, Boyle also wrote to Col. James B. Fry, Provost-Marshal-General, to protest "the enrollment of free negroes for military service in Kentucky." Mter all, he estimated fewer than 700 men would be gained for the army, but the state would be "revolutionized" and "infinite and inconceivable harm" would be done. "I am sure this is all wrong," Boyle wrote, "and there is not an honest, loyal man in the State in favor of it, and it will meet with decided opposition. For the peace and quiet of the country I beg you will change your order on the subject."100 Meanwhile, Burnside wired President Lincoln himself: "I am satisfied from my knowledge of Kentucky that it would be very unwise to enroll the free negroes of this State. It would not add materially to our strength, and I assure you it would cause much trouble. I sincerely hope this embarrassment to the interest of the public service will not be placed in our way." Boyle also cabled Lincoln. A reply from James Fry explained that the enrollment of free blacks was "simply taking the census of persons between the ages of twenty and forty-five." The government was merely seeking information. Then, turning to satire, Fry added: "I don't see why infinite and inconceivable harm ... should be done by my ascertaining and informing the Government how many free negroes there are between those ages in the different States, and their names, and I have a better opinion of Kentucky than to think she would be revolutionized if such information is sought for by me as it has been by the Census Bureau without revolution ... and to use your language, I do not see how any honest, loyal man in the State can oppose it." In his cable, Lincoln wrote soothingly, "There is nothing going on in Kentucky on the subject of which you telegraph except an enrollment." Be- fore receiving Lincoln's reassuring telegram, Burnside composed another, longer letter of protest, reiterating that the military draft in Kentucky should be from white people only-and the drafting of free blacks and slaves especially should be for labor only. "I was just about issuing an order drafting all the free able-bodied negroes in the State for labor on a military road ... Kentucky is in good order now."101 Then the Lincoln telegram was issued again verbatim, and the matter ended. For the moment.

Charles Granade Colyer
203 Richard Curtis note: examination of an engraved pocket watch believed to have belonged to Charles Granade Colyer reveals that the initials engraved include four (4) letters that appear to be CjgC. Based on research on this site, it is suggested that perhaps the Granade name came from a famed 1800 era methodist evangilist named John Granade who operated in the home area of Charles Granade Colyer's father, John. Notice that the civil war records of Charles Granade Colyer sometimes shows him as "CJ Colyer" and sometimes as "CG Colyer". Based on the watch engraving evidence etc...it is suggested that Charles's full name was "Charles John Granade Colyer".

(from Dean Hunter gedcom files)

CHARLES GRANADE COLYER was born August 8, 1832, in Pulaski County, Kentucky, the son of JOHN COLYER and LYDIA PURVIS. He grew up on his father's farm on Pitman Creek in eastern Pulaski County. C. G. COLYER married LOUISA JANE MEECE, July 14, 1861, in Pulaski County, Kentucky. LOUISA JANE MEECE, was born August 21, 1842, in Pulaski County, Kentucky, daughter of EPHRIAM MEECE and MATILDA RICHARDSON MEECE.
Sam Colyer, son of C. G. COLYER, stated that his father enlisted in the Confederate Army, when he heard that he was to be drafted into the Union Army within a few days. Historically, after Ky was won by Union army at Battle of Perryville Ky in October 1862, Gen. Burnside was sent to Ky by Lincoln by spring of 1863 and camp Nelson was established in Jessamine County for recruitment and supplies. See separate note below re: Kentucky draft for Union Army history.

Pension Records1

The records show that C. G. COLYER, private, Company C, 6th Kentucky Cavalry, Confederate States
Army1 enlisted January 24, 1863; as C. J. COLYER, private, Company G, said regiment, was captured at Cripple Creek, Tennessee, May 14, 1863; was paroled at Fort McHenry, Maryland, May 29, 1863, and was received City Point, Virginia, May 31, 1863.
The name of one C. G. COLYER, sergeant, Company E, Detachment of various Regiments of Morgan's Cavalry Division appears on muster roll of Company E and H of that organization for December 31, 1862, to August 31, 1863 (only payroll on file), on which he was reported present and to have enlisted January 1, 1863. No later record of him has been found.

C 6 Cav Ky2 Confederate
C. G. COLYER Pvt., Capt. M. B. Perkins' Company,
Grigsby's Reg't, Kentucky Cav.*
Appears on
Company Muster Roll of the organization named above for Nov. 1, 1862 to Feb 28 , 1863
Enlisted: Jan 24, 1863
Where: Beech Grove, Tenn.
By whom: Capt. Perkins
Period: Three years
Last Paid: Never Paid
Present or absent: Present
Remarks: Volunteered for the unexpired term of the

*This company subsequently became Company C, 6th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry

The regiment was formed about February 1, 1863, by the consolidation of Grigsby's and Bullitt's Battalions Kentucky Cavalry.

C 6 Cav Ky
Appears on a register:
Dept of the Cumberland, Reg. No.1
(Hd. Qrs. Prov. Mar. General, Nashville, Tenn.
To what point forwarded: Louisville, May 28

Received at Military Prison, Louisville, Ky., May 23,
1863, from penitentiary at Nashville, Tenn.
Roll dated May 23, 1863.

Where taken: Cripple Creek, Tenn., May 14, 1863
Remarks: Sent to Baltimore, May 25, 1863.
-Louisville, Ky., Register No.1; page 232-

Sent May 25, from Louisville, Ky., to Baltimore, Md., en route to be exchanged.

paroled at Fort McHenry, Md., May 29, 1863
-Roll bears the following endorsement:
"Received City Point, Va., May 31, 1863, from Jno. E. Mulford, Capt., 3d Infty. N. Y. V., Comdg. Flag of Truce, One Hundred & thirty six (136) Confederate prisoners of War paroled for exchange of 1 Surgeon - J.B. Thompson, Capt. Comd., Post City Point.

_Roll of Company C, Sixth Regiment Cavalry3
This roll lists sixty members. There are twelve Colyers and three Earps from Pulaski County, Ky. Number 24 on the roll is C. J. Colyer (Charles Granade Colyer). He was listed this way on several rolls.
"Roll dated Beech Grove, Tenn.1 Feb. 28, 1863. This company was organized in Pulaski County, Ky.; was engaged in constant picketing and scouting in Pulaski and Rockcastle Counties; went into camp at Beaufort, near Danville, Ky. Company participated in action at Murfreesboro, Tenn. Dec. 31, 1862. Note--The "Old Roster" 6th Kentucky Cavalry calls this Company "C" and rolls on file are marked Company "A". This company was mustered into service as Company "C" of 6th KY. Cavalry and was always recognized and known as such in regimental organization. In the first days of March 1863, General Buford was assigned to the Mississippi Dept. and the 6th Regiment Ky. Cavalry and the 5th Reg. Ky. Cavalry were then transferred to the command of Brigadier General John H. Morgan, with which it continued in service until nearly the whole regiment was captured during the last days of Morgan's Ohio raid."

Sam Colyer, further stated, that CHARLES GRANADE COLYER was in the battle of Chickamauga near Chattanooga, Tenn. He was in the Confederate Cavalry and every fourth man was to be a horse holder during the battle. Both C. G. COLYER and Morgan Colyer were fourth when they were numbered and were assigned to hold horses during the battle. C. G. COLYER placed his horses between him and the battle and Morgan, his brother, laid down face toward the battle. As the bullets and shells came around them, Morgan said "Oh Lord, Oh Lord".
C.G. said "are you hit?". Morgan said "No, just scared."
At Chickamauga the cavalry was told to hold the Union Army while the Confederate Army retreated across the river. They held long enough for the army to cross and then the General said, "every man for himself." Charles G. was going along the river when two Union soldiers saw him and chased him. They apparently were out of ammunition or their guns weren't loaded since they didn't fire. After a couple of miles Charles G. got to a large tree across the trail and decided to try to have his horse jump the tree. The horse jumped it, but the Union soldiers didn't jump it and Charles G. got away and was able to cross the river. Chickamauga in northwestern Georgia, where Union and Confederate armies fought for two bloody days, Sept. 19 and 20, 1863. The Confederates won, but both sides paid a huge price. Chickamauga caused more casualties than any other Civil War battle except Gettysburg.

He had enlisted for a specific time and after the time expired and near the end of the was and it was known the cause was lost, he went to headquarters and was given an honorable discharge.
CHARLES GRANADE COLYER could not return home since there were so many Yankee supporters who would shoot returning "Rebs". He stayed in Nashville about two years and ran a hotel. A neighbor named Gilmore, harassed his wife, mother and his small son, because C. G. had been in the Confederate Army. Gilmore killed their chickens and the pets and told them that C. G. had been killed. LOUISA JANE, his wife, told hem she did not believe it. Finally Charles G. returned home and vowed to kill Gilmore. C. G. was splitting wood when he first saw Gilmore coming across the field. He ran for his gun and Gilmore saw him and was gone when he returned. It was some time before Gilmore returned to the neighborhood and the feeling had subsided by then. Gilmores family had been in the Union forces.
CHARLES GRANADE COLYER had evening prayers and the entire family would come in and kneel for prayers.

CHARLES GRANADE and his wife LOUISA JANE had eleven children. All taught school at some time after they grew up. He was a school trustee.
The 1870 and 1880 Pulaski County Census show CHARLES G. COLYER listed as a farmer, born in Kentucky and his parents born in Tennessee, and LOUISA JANE COLYER as his wife, born in Kentucky and her parents both born in Kentucky.
CHARLES G. COLYER died at his home on Pitman Creek April 11, 1910 and his wife LOUISA JANE COLYER died January 13, 1931, in Pulaski County, Kentucky. She had received a Confederate Widows pension for his service. Scare Moser and Ray Colyer, both grandchildren, recall LOUISA JANE, as a small lady, about 5'1 tall, slender, with coal black hair throughout her life.

Obituary of CHARLES GRANAID COLYER, printed in the
Somerset, Kentucky newspaper in April, 1910

CHARLES GRANAID COLYER, who resided about three miles south-east of town, died last Monday, after several months of feeble health due to age and a general wearing out of the vital organs.
His father was JOHN COLYER, who lived and reared a large family of 19 sons and daughters, and died on the old homestead now known as the Warren farm at the bridge of Pitman creek and the Sublimity road, about six and one half miles from this town, and his mother was LYDIA Purvis, who was the old gentlemen's second wife and the mother of fourteen of his children and his first wife was a Miss Sinclair, who was the mother of five of the older children.
I first became intimately acquainted with the family of JOHN COLYER Sr. in 1856, when my father removed to the farm adjoining theirs on the opposite side of Pitman creek, now the Allen farm, and from the first moment was convinced that there never was a more gallant, neighborly or hospitable family in the world. To the young man's mind their home was a model place to get good treatment and have a joyous Happy time. It was better than a circus to be with those old big boys at the corn huskings or hoeing; threshings or stacking; the log cutting or rollings, and to have to do hard and heavy work, when four or five of them were on hand and helping at the labor, it was the best kind of entertainment, and we want to tell you that no laddie was ever imposed upon in that good company, for they stood over those in need of a defender on every occasion.

I knew nearly all of the family well but ten of the younger ones were best known to me and GRANAID was one of them. All of the Colyers differed from me in religious name and also in political as well, but they were always my friends, even in old war times when we were in battle array for the right, each as we saw it and in our personal associations none of us ever dared to attempt to muzzle the other or make one too dumb to speak his honest sentiment.
GRANAID COLYER was the last one of that large family to pass from the earth to the Great Beyond and my faith in God's promises and my knowledge of his manner of life leads me to say to his good wife and other loved ones that it is all well with him for he surely has the righteous man's reward.
His brother, J. Perry Colyer, died only a few months ago. The first set of children of John Colyer's were Buford, John, Alex, William and Mrs. Dickie Smith.

His full brothers and sisters were Lindsey, Cy, Jehu, Sinclair, Martin, Wesley, Perry, GRANAID, Samuel, Nathaniel, and Mrs. Harriet Black, Mrs. Menerva Richardson, Mrs. Lizzie Eastman, and one other.
Their old father died over half a century ago and their mother over a third of a century, and this writer made obituary notices of most of them as they passed away a sad duty that we have performed faithfully.
To his last afflicted wife and her noble children, we extend sincerest condolences, as their long-time friend.

1 Confederate Pension Records, #1585 to 1652; Kentucky Historical Society, Frankfort, Kentucky.

2 Confederate Records, The National Archives, Washington,D.C.
Kentucky Adjutant General's Report, Confederate States Army, Sixth Regiment Cavalry.

Interview with Ellen Colyer:

The Colyer family lived on a farm on Pitman Creek about four miles east of Somerset. She told of she and all of her sisters knitting all of their stockings when they were young. Near their home was a spring in a rock outcropping that formed a small depression or cave that was cool and not only furnished water but also was used to store and keep food cool. The house was constructed of heavy logs and it was still standing, but unoccupied in 1967. Their home had a front room and behind this room was a dining room and then a living room with a large fireplace. Beside the front room was a bedroom and upstairs over the front room was another bedroom. The kitchen was in a separate structure next to the dining room. The kitchen and the house were seperated by a space about five feet wide often called a "dog trot" in that area. This space between the house and the kitchen was common in early farm houses as it would help keep the house cool in the summer and could be helpful in case of fire. There was a barn that was behind the house.
Ellen went to Lawrenceberg College near Corbin, Kentucky and taught school for several years before she was married and she boarded with the grandparents of John Sherman Cooper, who was later the United States Senator form Kentucky. She taught grades 1-5 for a year after she was married. She taught in the school district where C. W. SEARS lived. All of her adult brothers and sisters taught school at one time and several made their career in education.
BERT and ELLEN had three children: OLLIE B. born August 11. 1904 in Pulaski County, Kentucky, Raymond born July 12 in Pulaski County and died March 9, 1908 and is buried at Souls Chapel Cemetery east of Somerset in Pulaski County. and Naomi Elizabeth, born February 14, 1915 in Ft. Worth.
Tarrent County. Texas.
ELLEN CQLYER SEARS' sister Luvenia and her husband Hansford Wilder moved to Fort Worth, Texas and opened a grocery store. In early 1906 they sent for ELLEN' S brother Sam Colyer to come to Fort Worth to work with them at the grocery store. The Wilder's sold the store to Sam Colyer and moved to California. A week after their son Raymond died in Kentucky BERT and ELLEN SEARS and their daughter OLLIE moved to Texas and BERT SEARS worked in the store for Sam Colyer. After a year or two BERT SEARS bought a half interest in the store.
In 1915 Sam Colyer's mother Louisa Jane Colyer wanted him to return to Kentucky. Sam Colyer sold the store to BERT SEARS and moved back to Kentucky. When the C. W. SEARS family first moved to Fort Worth, Texas they lived in a house in the 2000 block of Clinton Street, then they moved to 2122 N Houston Street, and then to 318 N. W. 22nd Street. This last house was originally one story and later had a second story added to it. This house was on the same lot as the store and also had a three car garage next to the alley. BERT and ELLEN Sears lived in this home for the rest of their life. The store located on the corner of 22nd and Clinton Streets was first of frame construction and was later replaced with a red brick store. Mr. SEARS was in the grocery business 33 years. He_was a strong family man, attended church regularly throughout his life, he was treasurer of his church, and the Sears'family often has ministers stay at their home while they were in Fort Worth. He enjoyed hunting squirrel with his single shot 410 shotgun and he was known for the excellent barbecue that he made daily at his grocery store. Around his home he had many varieties of plants and flowers that he enjoyed. There were pecan trees, pear trees, a peach tree, a fig tree, canna plants beside the store, and flowering shrubs and plants decorated the property.
ELLEN SEARS was also very active in their church. Attending regularly Sunday school. Sunday worship services, Sunday evening services. and Wednesday evening prayer services. She was in the church choir and made the communion bread that was used in communion services at their church for years.
MRS. SEARs was an excellent cook and made homemade bread, biscuits, fruitcakes, pies, and preserved or canned many things such as chow-chow, relish, pickled peaches, and jellies.
Their home was warm and friendly and a gathering place for their children, grand children and friends. They were good parents, neighbors and friends to have. C. W. SEARS died October 12, 1945 in Fort Worth, Texas. ELLEN SEARS died at her home July 23, 1957 and is buried next to her husband at Garden of Memories Cemetery, Fort Worth, Texas

The following items are taken from The Somerset Journal of
October, 1902: Representatives from Crescent Lodge No. 60, Knights of Pythias, at
the Grand Lodge in session in Louisville this week are J.F. Hines, C.H.
Lewis, C.G. Colyer, and Jno. S. Tate. Mrs. Colyer and Mrs. Tate accompanied
the delegates.

Members of 6th Kentucky Confederate Calvary
6th Kentucky Confederate Calvary from http://www.rootsweb.com/~kymil/cw/conf/sixth_kentucky_cavalry.html

M.B. Perkins C Captain Sept. 12, 1862 Somerset, Ky.
J. Wesley Collier C 1st Lieutenant Sept. 12, 1862 Somerset, Ky. Later moved after war to Perry Georgia
Virgil P. Moore C 2nd Lieutenant Sept. 12, 1862 Somerset, Ky. Supposed to be prisoner
John S. May C 2nd Lieutenant Sept. 12, 1862 Somerset, Ky. Supposed to be prisoner
Alfred L. Alcorn C 2nd Lieutenant Sept. 12, 1862 Somerset, Ky. Killed while being transferred from Johnson's Island to Fort Delaware; prisoner of war.
S. J. Brown C 2nd Lieutenant Sept. 12, 1862 Somerset, Ky. Wounded in Lebanon, Ky. July 5, 1863
Alfred L. Alcorn C 1st Sgt. Sept. 12, 1862 Somerset, Ky. Promoted to 2nd. Lt.
Stephen J. Brown C 2nd Sgt. Sept. 12, 1862 Somerset, Ky. Promoted to 2nd. Lt.
Joseph Lane C 3rd Sgt. Sept. 12, 1862 Somerset, Ky.
Samuel Gover C 4th Sqt. Sept. 12, 1862 Somerset, Ky.
Lafayette Moore C 1st Corp. Sept. 12, 1862 Somerset, Ky. Missing Oct. 17, 1862
Milford Lee C 2nd Corp. Sept. 12, 1862 Somerset, Ky.
Robert Phelps C 3rd Corp. Sept. 12, 1862 Somerset, Ky.
Daniel Colyer C 4th Corp. Sept. 12, 1862 Somerset, Ky.
Hardin Alexander C Private Sept. 12, 1862 Somerset, Ky.
John Brown C Private Sept. 12, 1862 Somerset, Ky. Missing Oct. 16, 1862
Jonas Brown C Private Sept. 12, 1862 Somerset, Ky.
Benjamin Brown C Private Sept. 12, 1862 Somerset, Ky. Missing Oct. 15, 1862
James Birch C Private Sept. 12, 1862 Somerset, Ky.
William H. Ballew C Private Oct. 2, 1862 Somerset, Ky. Missing Oct. 15, 1862
William Ballew C Private Oct. 2, 1862 Somerset, Ky.
Iradell Bray C Private Oct. 2, 1862 Somerset, Ky.
Milford Bralton C Private Oct. 2, 1862 Somerset, Ky.
William Burton C Private Sept. 12, 1862 Somerset, Ky. Missing Oct. 14, 1862 d. 1928 bur. Pleasant Point, Lincoln Co., KY
Willis Colyer C Private Sept. 12, 1862 Somerset, Ky.
Charles W. Colyer C Private Sept. 12, 1862 Somerset, Ky.
James G. Colyer C Private Sept. 17, 1862 Somerset, Ky.
Richard Colyer C Private Sept. 12, 1862 Somerset, Ky.
George Callahan C Private Sept. 15, 1862 Somerset, Ky.
William C. Curd C Private Sept. 15, 1862 Somerset, Ky.
William Colyer C Private Oct. 8, 1862 Somerset, Ky. buried Colyer cemetery highway 769 (Rush Branch Rd)
Logan Colyer C Private Nov. 1, 1862 Knoxville, Tn.
James P. Colyer C Private Jan. 24, 1863 Beech Grove, Tn.

C.J. Colyer C Private Jan. 24, 1863 Beech Grove, Tn. (This is Grenade Colyer)

Lewis P. Cowan C Private Oct. 14, 1862 Lancaster, Tn. By transfer from Capt. Shanks' Co. in Jan, 1863
Martin T. Colyer C Private Dec. 1, 1862 Mufreesboro, Tn. By transfer from Capt. Shanks' Co. in Jan, 1863
Samuel B. Colyer C Private Jan. 4, 1862 Monticello, Ky. By transfer from Capt. B.E. Roberts' Co. in Jan, 1863
Thomas Dans C Private Sept. 12, 1862 Somerset, Ky.
Elijah Denny C Private Sept. 12, 1862 Somerset, Ky.
Doctor Denny C Private Sept. 12, 1862 Somerset, Ky.
Elijah Dikes C Private Sept. 12, 1862 Somerset, Ky. Deserted Dec. 20, 1862
S. Wesley Earp C Private Sept. 12, 1862 Somerset, Ky.
W. Madison Earp C Private Sept. 12, 1862 Somerset, Ky.
John Eastham C Private Sept. 15, 1862 Somerset, Ky.
James Eastham C Private Oct. 23, 1862 New Market, Tn.
Perry Elliott C Private Sept. 6, 1862 Danville, Ky. By transfer from Capt. Lemmon's Co., Jan. 7, 1863
E.T. Elliott C Private Feb. 1, 1863 Beech Grove, Tn.
Walter J. Fields C Private Transferred to Capt. Shanks' Co., Sept. 1, 1862
Chrisley Gastinew, Sr. C Private Sept. 12, 1862 Somerset, Ky.
Chrisley Gastinew, Jr. C Private Sept. 12, 1862 Somerset, Ky.
Martin Gregg C Private Oct. 8, 1862 Somerset, Ky.
James Gilmore C Private Oct. 8, 1862 Somerset, Ky.
Washington Herrin C Private Sept. 12, 1862 Somerset, Ky.
Edward Herrin C Private Sept. 12, 1862 Somerset, Ky.
Levi Hubble C Private Sept. 12, 1862 Somerset, Ky. last name spelled Hubbel on Ags report, by transfer from Capt. Shanks' Co., Nov., 17 1862
Joseph A. Hardwick C Private Transferred to Capt. B.E. Roberts' Co., January 1863
Thomas Hargis C Private Died Feb. 10, 1863
Thomas Jasper C Private Sept. 13, 1862 Somerset, Ky.
Martin Keeney C Private Nov. 6, 1862 New Market, Tn.
James Luytrell, Sr. C Private Sept. 13, 1862 Somerset, Ky.
James Luytrell, Jr. C Private Sept. 13, 1862 Somerset, Ky.
Wesley Long C Private Deserted Dec. 20, 1862
Archibald Marshall C Private Oct. 8, 1862 Somerset, Ky.
James Moonyham C Private Somerset, Ky.
Jacob Miller C Private Somerset, Ky.
Moses Murphy C Private Beech Grove, Tn.
William Murphy C Private Lancaster, Ky. By transfer from Capt. Shanks' Co. in Jan, 1863
Simeon E. Owens C Private Somerset, Ky. Died Feb. 3, 1863
George Pence C Private Somerset, Ky.
T.K. Phelps C Private Somerset, Ky.
Henry Powell C Private Beech Grove, Tn.
Jesse L. Reynolds C Private Somerset, Ky.
Moses Reynolds C Private Somerset, Ky.
Robert W. Reynolds C Private Somerset, Ky. Buried in Liberty Baptist Church Cem., Pulaski Co., Ky. Was last surviving Confederate soldier in Lincoln Co., Ky.
Alexander Randall C Private
Josiah Smith C Private Somerset, Ky.
James C. Smith C Private Somerset, Ky.
Willis J. Stogsdell C Private Sept., 12, 1862 Somerset, Ky.
Quarles Simpson C Private Oct. 11, 1862 Somerset, Ky. Missing Oct.14, 1862
John J. Smiley C Private Oct.8, 1862 Somerset, Ky.
Cornelius Simpson C Private Nov. 16, 1862 Sweet Water, Tn.
William Thompson, Sr. C Private Sept. 12, 1862 Somerset, Ky. Missing Oct.14, 1862
William Thompson, Jr. C Private Sept. 13, 1862 Somerset, Ky. Missing Oct.16, 1862
James R. Turner C Private Sept. 12, 1862 Somerset, Ky.
Joseph C. Vanhook C Private Sept. 13, 1862 Somerset, Ky.
Andrew Vanhook C Private Died Feb. 13, 1863
George Wheeldon C Private Sept. 13, 1862 Somerset, Ky. Missing Oct. 21, 1862
Robert Warren C Private Sept. 12, 1862 Somerset, Ky. Missing Oct. 14, 1862
William Woodcock C Private Sept. 15, 1862 Somerset, Ky.
G.A. Warren C Private Sept. 15, 1862 Somerset, Ky. Missing Oct. 16, 1862
John W. Williams C Private Oct. 2, 1862 Somerset, Ky. Missing Oct. 16, 1862
David Warren C Private Sept. 15, 1862 Somerset, Ky.
W.W. Cleaver D Captain June

Kentucky State County Court Order Land Patents

17.) Patent #: 55807 Grantee: Collier, C. G.
Grant Book & Pg: 101 314 Acreage: 20
County: Pulaski WaterCourse: Pitman Cr.
Survey Name: Lewis, James B. Survey Date: 10/21/1881
Grant Date: 04/25/1882

18.) Patent #: 55808 Grantee: Collier, C. G.
Grant Book & Pg: 101 315 Acreage: 60
County: Pulaski WaterCourse: Pitman Cr.
Survey Name: Collier, C. G. Survey Date: 10/21/1881
Grant Date: 04/25/1882  
Charles Granade Colyer
204 Somerset Commonwealth Journal 12/2/1931

Mr. Charles Colyer brought to this office Saturday a tin candle mold used by his grandmother, Mrs. Sallie Waddle, a native of this county.
The mold has four holes and containers. Mr. Colyer says the mold is 125 years old. 
Charles Granade Colyer
205 Carpenter, School Teacher per Jean Colyer Grumbling and John Parsons research Charles Richard Colyer
206 email dated 6/12/2004
That was Quick!!

I hope you can understand this, sometimes I have trouble reading other
people's cause they're not plain.

There's a recap at the bottom .

My father was Kenneth George COLYER (Dads brother Denny Arthur, Sister Mamia

My brothers are Kenneth Lee in Osgood, In and Donald Ray in Paragon, In.
North west of Indy.

Kenneth G.'s father was Arthur Wesley COLYER b.1-14-1891 Pulaski Co.Ky. d.
12-1965 Council, Va. (Some have him as William, this is wrong.
Sometime after his Marriage 3-5-1910 to LuVada Goff b.1895 he started going
by only Wes.
Ole Man Wes married Cora Nell Burton (after LuVada died 1921 in Cincinnati,
Oh buried in Elihu, Ky. Cabin Hollow-Northfield Rd.)
Ole Man Wes and Cora Nell had Wesley Arthur Jr. b. 8-26-1926 died 7-24-1944
on the US Colorado off Saipan, his Head stone is in Nancy, Ky. Wes Jr.
sisters are Rosie and Helen Ruth. Ole man Wes worked on the railroad and
came home one day and found Cora Nell in bed with a man then there was Helen
Ruth. Cora Nell's sister Callie (Callaway) married Ably Thomas (Abe) one of
Ole Man Wes's brothers Callie also was stepping out on Abe. Ab had Virgil
(Pee Wee) Ozzie (Female) and Othen he lives in Shepardsville,Ky in his 90's.

Richard this was going to be short, Sorry.

Ole man Wes's brothers are Martin Ernest or Ernest Martin my Aunt Mamie G.
calls him Martin his family call's him Ernie. Martin E. b.2-3-1895 d. 7-1967
in Dayton, Ky. Married Lucy Thacker Child was John Elmer (Emil per John
himself, he lives in Ubank, Ky. I have resent 2003 Photos of him) He said he
has 19 children, He said he would have name them all John if he could have.
Charles F. 4-17-1898 and Ably Thomas COLYER, sisters of Ole man Wes are
Ethyl Mae b.2-26-1888 d.7-7-1969 (Ethie as I knew her and husband Francis
Jones) Ethie lived with her Dauthger Mary Ellen Jones Wendlegast in
Louisville, Ky when she died. Mary Ellen b.1909 died 4-9-2002. Sons Kenneth
and Thomas Wendlegast.
Ole man Wes other sisters Nellie Elizabeth Colyer Hennon b.8-12-1907 d.
10-24-1992 Jacksonville, Fla. Daughters LaVerne H. Hennon Patrick. Sister
Ellen (Bab),Lilly, Lennie C . b.4-1893 married a Mr. Silvers son Leo
Silvers, Addie B.b. 11-1899, LaVady COLYER married Lonnie Huhges.

Ole Man Wes's father (my Great Great Grandfather) was Martin Thomas COLYER
b.7-16-1866 Pulaski Co. d. 6-4-1923 form Nephritis buried in Haynes Cem.
(Cabin Hollow Rd??) married Sarah Emma Haynes.

Martin Thomas COLYER 1866 (99% sure) farther was Charles Richard COLYER b.
2-2-1836 in Ruth d. 4-18-1903 Pulaski Co. a School teacher married to
Suzannah Richardson.b.1844 d. 5-24-1916. Charles Richard 1836 Children were
Martin Thomas 1866., Nancy Ann, Martha Ellen, James Harding 1876, Louisa C.,
Robbert Lee, Sarah Elizabeth, John W. 9-13-1859.
Charles Richard COLYER's 1836 Father was James Alexander COLYER b.2-26-1810
d. 1888 married to Lydia Sears b.5-26-1812 d.1889 James Alexander 1810
children were Charles Richard 1836, Nancy 7-25-1838, Mary (Polly) Ann
12-30-1845, Sarah Jane 1-15-1841, Lindsay Randall 1844, Louisa J. or M.
8-21-1842, Hariett B., Hamil R, John D., 12-20-1851.

James Alexander COLYER's 1810 Father was John Wesley COLYER b. 8-20-1781 d.
8-18-1851 buried Soul Chapal Pulaski Co. Married Lydia Purvis Children of
John Wesley 1781 were : James Alexander 1810, James or John Perry 1828,
Harriet, St. Clair, Elizabeth, Lindsey Robert Sr. 1821, Menerva, Martin
8-19-1830, John Wesley ? 1834, Charles Grenade 1832, Cyrenus Wait, Jehu

Recap Wesley Martin 1946, Kenneth George 1916, Wesley Arthur 1891, Martin
Thomas 1866, Charles Richard 1836, James Alexander 1810, John Wesley 1781.

Which John is that there is so many??

> Wesley, 
Charles Richard Colyer
207 Pulaski County Kentucky cemetery records, Vol 1, 197 He
appeared in the census in 1870 in Pulaski County, Kentucky. He appeared in
the census in 1880 in Pulaski County, Kentucky. He died on 18 Apr 1903 in
Pulaski County, Kentucky. , Source: Pulaski County Cemetery Records,
Volume 1, 198.
Tombstone shows date of death as 18 April, 1910 He was buried about 20 Apr
1903 in Clay Hill Cemetery, Pulaski County, Kentucky. Charles Richard
COLYER and Jemima RANDALL were married on 22 Dec 1858 in Pulaski County,
Kentucky. , , Surety: Charles R. Colyer, C. G. Colyer. Witnesses: Bennet
Sears, Jesse O. Wells, Minister: Peter W. Sears, Methodist Episcopal Church,
Charles Richard Colyer
208 Somerset Commonwealth Journal 12/2/1031

Mr. Charles Colyer brought to this office Saturday a tin candle mold used by his grandmother, Mrs. Sallie Waddle, a native of this county.
The mold has four holes and containers. Mr. Colyer says the mold is 125 years old. 
Charles Waddle Colyer
209 At least one living individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Cindy Colyer, (Battson)
210 Cliva Minton
Friday, December 5, 2008 3:48 am

Cliva Marie Minton, 85, passed from this life on Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2008, at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital following a short illness.

She will be remembered for the love, kindness, and laughter she shared with so many.

She was born on Dec. 12, 1922, in the Juggernaut community of Pulaski County, the daughter of the late Perry Lee and Bessie (Howard) Colyer. She was a retired cafeteria supervisor for Ferguson and Southern Elementary Schools, a homemaker and member of Cumberland Baptist Church. She enjoyed the outdoors, gardening and visiting with family and friends.

Along with her parents, Mrs. Minton was preceded in death by her husband, Dan Minton; three brothers, James Colyer, Noble Colyer and Raymond Colyer; a son-in-law; Garry Dalton; and daughter-in-law; Gale Minton.

Mrs. Minton is survived by five children; Donald and Karen Minton, Dianna Dalton, Darwin Minton, Dana and Pam Minton, Tom and Nancy Minton; 12 grandchildren, Kevin and Robin Dalton, Darla and Rob Crabtree, Denise and Anderson Kennedy, Rachel Minton, Brian Minton, Jessica Minton, Samuel Minton, Josh Minton, Rebecca Minton, Alex Nazario and Courtney Minton and Riley Minton; five great grandchildren, TJ and Shelby Smith, Isaac Martin and Dustin and Luke Lanigan; along with many nieces, nephews and dear friends.

Visitation will be held for Mrs. Minton Friday, Dec. 5, 2008, after 5 p.m. at the Pulaski Funeral Home, 165 Hwy. 2227 Somerset, Ky.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, Dec. 6, 2008, at 1 p.m. at the chapel of Pulaski Funeral Home with Bro. Dudley Bryant and Bro. Wayne Watts officiating.

Burial will follow at Wesley?s Chapel Cemetery. 
Cliva Marie Colyer
211 Richard Curtis interviewed by phone Cliva 06/26/2005 Cliva Marie Colyer
212 Clyde was working in Indianapolis, In. because of a transfer and commuting home to Dayton, Oh. each weekend. He fell asleep at the wheel and struck the rear end of a wrecker that had just pulled a semi out of a ditch. It was travelling about 35 MPH, he was travelling at 70 MPH, but was seen slumped over the steering wheel as someone passed him just before he crashed. He died an hour later at the Straughn, In. hospital.
One of the last thing he did was purchase an "Indy 500" tee shirt for his only grandson, Dan Perkins. It was on the seat beside him when he was found.

Mildred and Clyde are third cousins thought they said they didn't know it when they married. They had a rather rough beginning. They divorced when Jean was only a baby and were separated for almost a year. They remarried in 1939 and always used their first anniversary date because of Jean's birthday. 
Clyde Estel Colyer
213 Mildred and Clyde were divorced after about 18 months of marriage. They remarried a year later, keeping their original anniversary date because of the birth of their daughter Jean. Clyde Estel Colyer
214 I do not know if this is same person appearing in Somerset newspaper 10/29/1936: Life prison sentences given Earl Whitis and Mrs. Cora Colyer in Laurel Circuit Court for robbery by use of the display of firearms were affirmed today by the Court of Appeals.
Whitis and Mrs. Colyer, both former residents of Pulaski County, were tried at the February term of court for the armed robbery of Feltner?s Liquor Store in Laurel County several months before and a hung jury resulted. 
Cordelia Alice Colyer
215 On August 29, 1937 "Owens" was riding on the runningboard of a truck that he and his uncle, Lovell Godby were doing some work with. He fell off the truck and was run over, killing him. Cressal Owens Colyer
216 At least one living individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Curtis Colyer
217 The Somerset Journal-The Oldest Democratic Newspaper in the Mountains of Kentucky

Feese & Williams
Somerset, Ky., Friday September 24, 1920.

Pulaski County Court. Regular August Term, August 16, 1920. The court upon his own motion orders that the following is the re-apportionment, names, numbers, boundaries and locations of voting places of the voting precincts in
Pulaski County....

Rush Branch Precinct No. 14. Beginning at the city limits thence a straight line to Somerset and Sublimity Roads where the London Road interests same, thence to Bracher Gragg's (not included), thence to Everett Murphy's (not
included), thence to John Kenney's and Cy Collier place (not included), thence to H.G. Bray's (not included) thence to Enoch Brinston near old Collier mine (not included), thence a straight line to Haynes Knob, thence with old line to Pumpkin Hollow church, thence with line of Parker Precinct back to beginning, and containing all that territory of what was formerly in Rush Branch Precinct No. 11, except that portion cut off to Parker and
Simpson Precincts. Voting house near Alcalda.
Cyrenius Colyer
218 Cynthiana Democrat 21 Apr 1910 Thursday Vol. 62 No. 30 8 Pages:

C. G. Colyer Sr. aged 75, father of editor C. E. Colyer, of Robertson Advance died at Somerset, KY.

Cyrenius E. Colyer
219 http://my.erinet.com/~fordnag/Returned.htm
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COLYER, Cyrenous E., Farmer and lawyer; b Somerset, Ky. on 10 Dec 1865, d. Mt. Olivet, Ky. on 30 Nov 1934 and buried in cemetery there; taken by Kratzer Studio, Lebanon, Ohio; found Columbus, Ohio 31 Dec 1995  
Cyrenius E. Colyer
220 Name: Ione Colyer
Titles and Terms:
Event Type: Census
Event Year: 1930
Event Place: Mount Olivet, Robertson, Kentucky, United States
District: 0003
Gender: Female
Age: 14
Marital Status: Single
Race: White
Race (Original): White
Relationship to Head of Household: Daughter
Relationship to Head of Household (Original): Daughter
Birth Year (Estimated): 1916
Birthplace: Kentucky
Immigration Year:
Father's Birthplace: Kentucky
Mother's Birthplace: Kentucky
Sheet Number and Letter: 1A
Household ID: 1
Line Number: 5
Affiliate Name: The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
Affiliate Publication Number: T626
Affiliate Film Number: 773
GS Film number: 2340508
Digital Folder Number: 004584857
Image Number: 00689

Household Role Gender Age Birthplace
C E Colyer Head M 64 Kentucky
Florence H Colyer Wife F 55 Kentucky
Leota Colyer Daughter F 22 Kentucky
Emma L Colyer Daughter F 19 Kentucky
Ione Colyer Daughter F 14 Kentucky

Citing this Record:
"United States Census, 1930," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XMFN-GWH : accessed 25 March 2015), Ione Colyer in household of C E Colyer, Mount Olivet, Robertson, Kentucky, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 0003, sheet 1A, family 1, line 5, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 773; FHL microfilm 2,340,508. 
Cyrenius E. Colyer
221 The Courier-Journal (Louisville KY) 3/2/1889
Capt. S.M. Boone' Venture.
Somerset, KY., March 1 (special)--The intitial number of the Pulaski County Enterprise, a thoroughly Democratic paper, appeared this morning. It presents a very neat appearance, and its matter is bright and spicy. Capt. S.M. Boone and C.E. Colyer, its editors, are both popular and staunch Democrats, and it is expected that they will do good work toward united the badly demoralized Democracy of Pulaski. Capt. Boone has made a number of ventures in journalism, and has always retired with additional laurels. Cy. E. Colyer is a rising young lawyer, with plenty of ability and an endless number of relatives and friends. 
Cyrenius E. Colyer
222 The Public Ledger (Maysville , KY) Friday 10/21/1904:
Mrs Kate Zoller Will be County Superintendent of Schools:
Prof. C.E. Colyer, County Superintendent of Common Schools of Robertson, and candidate for renomination, has withdrawn from the contest and announced as a candidate for County Attorney, leaving a clear field to Mrs. Kate Zoller, wife of Editor Zoller of The Tribune-Democrat, who will be nominated without opposition a the forthcoming Democratic primary election in November.
Mrs. Zoller formerly held the office, and was one the best Superintendents the county ever had. 
Cyrenius E. Colyer
223 Obiturary of son, Charles Granade Colyer who was born 1860, shows that Cy Colyer and/or son Charles Granade Colyer lived on Cherry Grove Rd. Cyrenius W. Colyer
224 David left Kentucky in 1905 in a covered wagon with wife and 3 children, moved to Indiana for 2 years. Then to Illinois for 1 year. Moved to Tillman Co., Ok. in 1908. Lived near Mattoon, Ill. farming until moving to Ok. Lived in Davidson, Ok. David Bruce Colyer
225 At least one living individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Donald Ray Colyer
226 At least one living individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Donna F. Colyer
Washington Cty TN deeds BOOK 18 PG 179 (notes of Plano TX researcher given to Janis Ragar) show 12/8/1827 transfer of land held by Alexander Colyer land that was adjacent to that of John Calvert and wife Dorcas. 
Dorcas (Colyar, Collyar) Colyer
228 Debbie Meece Sears 03/03/2015: I just talked to Peanut's daughter. There was 3 other girls.Edith who lived in Cinn. and later moved to Florida, Ardie who always lived in Cinn. and Addie who also lived in Cinn. She said her uncle "cracker Jack" learned to be a chef while in the Navy and was the chef at the Shriners restaurant in Cinn. Edith Colyer
229 Dot Curtis recalled that Edith was the most beautiful woman she had ever known. She recalled seeing Edith leave the house on South Central and what beautiful legs she had and how gracefully she carried herself. At the same time, she recalled that Edith was so un-pretentious in spite of her beauty, that made all the more appealing.

Max Lay, an nephew by marriage to Edith's sister's daughter, Edith Bradley Chestnut, recalled that his view was that the two most beautiful women to ever come from Somerset were Edith Colyer Curtis and Edith Bradley Chestnut.
Edith Colyer
230 Buried Cave Hill Cemetery 1974, Louisville, KY; SECTION 33, LOT 214, PART , RANGE , GRAVE -A Edith Aline Colyer
231 Edith was raised in a College St. Somerset KY home that was close to the high school. Later, she lived with her family on Monticello St, Somerset in a house located at Hope way and Monticello St. Upon graduation from high school, she attended Centre College in Danville KY for one semester. She returned to Somerset and married Jack Curtis 8/27/1938.

After marrying Jack Curtis, they shortly moved to Murfreesboro Tn with Jack's new job with Massengil. When Jack was drafted during WWII, Edith took over his sales territory with Massengil out of Murfreesboro. After the war, Jack was offered a job in Lexington KY and they moved there. In 1956 Jack was promoted with Abbott Laboratories and moved to Louisville.

Jack and Edith were lifelong members and regularly attendees of the Methodist Church.

Edith devoted her life to raising her two boys, while Jack was a traveling salesman.

In the mid 1960's she developed an interest in art and started painting. In 1969, Edith learned that she had leukemia. She kept it a secret from all but her husband. By 1970 Edith had renewed and developed a deep sense of Christian faith and became very active in church activities characteristic of great spiritual revival sweeping the country during this time.

In her last few months of battling Leukemia, she let it be known about her disease to her children and close friends. 
Edith Aline Colyer
232 2. James Eastham, born Abt. 1818 in Va; died Aft. 1879 in Pulaski Co ky. He was the son of 4. John Foster Eastham, Sr and 5. Mary Polly Denham. He married 3. Elizabeth Colyer October 02, 1829 in Pulaski Co. Kentucky.
3. Elizabeth Colyer, born November 15, 1812 in Pulaski County, Kentucky; died March 1898 in probably Pulaski County, Kentucky. She was the daughter of 6. John Westly Colyer and 7. Lydia Memes Purvis.

More About James Eastham:
Burial: Somerset City Cem
Occupation: 1870, Lawyer

More About Elizabeth Colyer:
Date born 2: November 15, 1822, Ky
Died 2: March 1898, Pulaski Co ky
Burial: Somerset City Cem

More About James Eastham and Elizabeth Colyer:
Marriage: October 02, 1829, Pulaski Co. Kentucky
Marriage contract: Bk 1 pge 46
Witnesses: Samuel Black & John Colyer Jr.

Children of James Eastham and Elizabeth Colyer are:
1 i. Mary Ann Eastham, born September 18, 1824 in Pulaski Co Ky; died February 28, 1897 in Pulaski Co Ky; married John B Jahue Burton 1842 in Ky.
ii. Robert Leo Eastham, born Abt. 1842 in Pulaski Co .Kentucky; died 1954 in Pulaski Co .Kentucky; married Arizona A. Botkins January 26, 1893 in Pulaski Co Ky; born 1866; died Aft. 1893.
Elizabeth Colyer
Ellen Sears

Birth 8 Apr 1877
Death 23 Jul 1957
Burial Mount Olivet Cemetery Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas, USA
Plot Rose Garden
Memorial ID 113083694

Ellen Nevada Colyer
234 According to handwritten letter from Louisa Jane Colyer, mother to Ellen, in 1913 to examiner of her confederate pension State of Kentucky on site, Ellen lived at 2122 North Houston Street, Ft. Worth TX Ellen Nevada Colyer
235 Ellen went to Lawrenceburg College near Corbin, Ky. and taught school for several years before she was married and she boarded with the grandparents of John Sherman Cooper, who was later the U.S. Senator from Kentucky. She taught grades 1-5 for ayear after the was married. She taught in the school district where C. W. Sears lived. Bert and Ellen had three children, Ollie B., Raymond and Naomi Elizabeth.
Ellen and her husband and their daughter Ollie moved to Texas and worked in the store for Sam Colyer in Ft. Worth. After a year or two Bert Sears bought a half interest in the store. In 1915 Sam Colyer's mother Louisa Jane Colyer wanted him to return to Ky.
Ellen was very active in her church. She was in the choir and made the communion breat that was used in services for many years.
She was an excellent cook and made homemade bread, biscuits, fruitcakes, pies and preserved or canned many things such as chow-chow, relish, pickled peaches, and jellies. Her home was warm and friendly and a gathering place for their children, grandchildren and friends. They were good parents, neighbors and friends to have. Both Ellen and Bert are buried at Garden of Memories Cemetery, Ft. Worth, Tx. 
Ellen Nevada Colyer
236 Name: Emma L Colyer
Titles and Terms:
Event Type: Census
Event Year: 1930
Event Place: Mount Olivet, Robertson, Kentucky, United States
District: 0003
Gender: Female
Age: 19
Marital Status: Single
Race: White
Race (Original): White
Relationship to Head of Household: Daughter
Relationship to Head of Household (Original): Daughter
Birth Year (Estimated): 1911
Birthplace: Kentucky
Immigration Year:
Father's Birthplace: Kentucky
Mother's Birthplace: Kentucky
Sheet Number and Letter: 1A
Household ID: 1
Line Number: 4
Affiliate Name: The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
Affiliate Publication Number: T626
Affiliate Film Number: 773
GS Film number: 2340508
Digital Folder Number: 004584857
Image Number: 00689

Household Role Gender Age Birthplace
C E Colyer Head M 64 Kentucky
Florence H Colyer Wife F 55 Kentucky
Leota Colyer Daughter F 22 Kentucky
Emma L Colyer Daughter F 19 Kentucky
Ione Colyer Daughter F 14 Kentucky

Citing this Record:
"United States Census, 1930," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XMFN-GW4 : accessed 25 March 2015), Emma L Colyer in household of C E Colyer, Mount Olivet, Robertson, Kentucky, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 0003, sheet 1A, family 1, line 4, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 773; FHL microfilm 2,340,508. 
Emma Lou Colyer
237 Eugene Colyer
Eugene Colyer, 77, of Somerset, Ky., passed away Sunday, June 7, 2015.
He was born in the Alcalde community of Som- erset, Ky., on March 22, 1938, son
of the late Neal and Rosie Mounce Colyer. He previously lived in Dayton, Ohio and was a construction worker. He took much pride in doing a job the right way. He was a member of Langdon Street Baptist Church. He came to know Christ and loved gospel music, his friends andfamily.
He is survived by two sons, David Neil Colyer (and Debo- rah) and Alvin Ray Colyer; one
sister, Lois Erisman (and Mike); three brothers, Harold Colyer (and Joanne), Lyman Colyer, all of Somerset, and Richard Colyer of Dayton, Ohio; eight grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two sons, Dawayne Colyer and Calvin Colyer; three brothers, James, William and Clyde Colyer; and five sisters, Nora Ping, Hazel McCreary, Roberta Waddle, Imogene Denniston and Zada Colyer.
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Thurs- day, June 11, 2015 at Morris & Hislope Funeral Home with Bro. Raymond Ridner and Bro. James Floyd officiating.
Burial will be in Clay Hill Cemetery.

Eugene (Gene) Colyer
238 When Evelyn and Charlie married, she was sixteen and he was twenty-three. They met at church in Covington. They got married in Evelyn's home on Elm Street in Ludlow. He was a fireman on the Southern Railroad and later became an engineer. On his days off he and Evelyn usually went fishing. Evelyn was a good cook and they ate the fish they caught. He also hunted rabbits, etc. Evelyn Joy Colyer
Bedford, Lawrence Co., IN.
July 14, 1997

Fronia Mary Jones

Oct. 10, 1909-July 12, 1997

SPRINGVILLE -- Fronia Mary Jones, 87, Springville, died at 9:10 p.m.
Saturday at Bloomington Hospital.

Born in Tateville, Ky., she was the daughter of Sam and Delia (Lewis)
Colyer. She married Charles C. Jones on June 29, 1926, and he preceded her
in death.

She was retired from Indiana University, Bloomington, and was a member of
the Pentecostal Mission of Springville.

Surviving are three sons: Ralph Jones of Tennessee, Doyle Jones of
Springville and Charles Hollis Jones of Los Angeles, Calif.; four
daughters: Bonnie Ramsey of Springville, June Chavis of Harrodsburg, Janet
Tyree of Bloomfield and Diane Cooper of Mitchell; two sisters: Eva Sasser
of Bedford and Edith Strunk of Kentucky; 16 grandchildren, 32
great-grandchildren, 12 great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and

She was preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Maxine Jones; two
sons: Clifford and Darrell Jones; five brothers, three sisters and three

Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Day & Carter Mortuary, Bedford, with
the Rev. Wendell Phillips officiating. Burial will follow in Hilltop
Cemetery, Avoca.

Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. today at the funeral home. 
Fronia Mary Colyer
240 findagrave.com:

hese are the burials added to the Colyer Family Cemetery in Bronston by D&L. The above are their postings except Colyer, George Glenn. The Pulaski County Cemetery Records, Volume 1. published by the Pulaski Co. Historical Society gives the location as: "N Hwy 27 - 70". Hwy 70 crosses Hwy 27 at Eubank, KY. Going east on Hwy 70 from Eubank you come to the Brown-Colyer Road on the left before reaching Hwy 39. I believe the Colyer Family Cemetery is or has been near the Brown-Colyer Road. I plan to search for the cemetery in this area in the near future and will post further information if I confirm the cemetery is not in the Bronston community.

E.B. Colyer is considered to be Elizabeth Barron that married William H. Colyer on 27 April 1853 at the residence of Evan E. Barron. Evan was the father of Elizabeth. Her mother was Jemima Hicks. Evan and Jemima married in Pulaski Co. KY 16 June 1834. Consent was by her father Barley Hicks.

Consent for the marriage of Elizabeth and William H. was by Humphrey Colyer and witnesses were James Barron and Elizabeth Colyer. Humphrey and Marcy Colyer were the parents of William H. Colyer

William H. and Elizabeth Barron Colyer are the parents of Jemima Frances Colyer Mercer.

Siblings of Elizabeth on the 1850 census were: James, Susan, William, Abigal, Sarah and Martha. 
George Glenn Colyer
241 George Glenn Colyer
Birth: Oct. 23, 1939
Pulaski County
Kentucky, USA
Death: Sep. 23, 2005
Pulaski County
Kentucky, USA

Little Butch, 65, died at his residence. He was born son of the late Clara Colyer and Grace Gleason Colyer. He was an avid farmer and served as a Pulaski County Health Inspector for 14 years. He is survived by his wife; Norma New Colyer, whom he married on September 21st, 1963: two sons; Glenn Irvin Colyer, Bronston, Kentucky and Curtis (and Sherry) Colyer, Somerset, Kentucky: one daughter; Marsha Colyer, Bronston, Kentucky: three brothers; David Colyer, Monticello, Kentucky, Jerome Coyler, Bronston, Kentucky and Harold Colyer, Monticello, Kentucky: two sisters; Brenda Murphy, Somerset, Kentucky and Nelda Murphy, Monticello, Kentucky: 5 grandchildren; Josh Colyer, Jeremy Colyer, Reno Phillips-Colyer, Scotty (Nicole) Hogan and Lisa Lewis: several nieces and nephews: special friend; Wayne Redmon, Bronston, Kentucky. He was preceded in death by his parents: one son; Billy Wayne Colyer: 2 brothers; Boyd and Bill Colyer. 
George Glenn Colyer
242 Killed in the mexican war per Tennessean Newspaper 12/13/1907

From Goodspeeds history of Franklin County, TN

"George T. Colyar’s Company E. of the Third Regiment,Tennessec Volunteer Infantry, commanded by Col. B. F. Cheathrun. This company, consisting of 115 men, rank and file, left Winchester in September, 1847. and was mustered into the United States service near Nashville ahout October 10, 1847, and left
for Mexico in the same month. Capt. Colyar died January 8, 1848, in the city of Mexico.
His remains were sent to his’home in Winchester."

His brother Arthur St. Clair was sent to obtain his remains from south.

George Thompson Colyar was given power of attorney by his father, Alexander Colyar, in 1839 in Somerset , Pulaski county Kentucky (see actual document in pdf section of website) to get any inheritance due Alexander from his parents' estate. 
George Thompson Colyer
243 Harold Colyer
Harold Ray Colyer, 77, of Bronston, Ky., passed away on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospi- tal.
He was born on January 2, 1938, in Pulaski County Ky., to the late Clara and Grace Glea- son Colyer.
Harold was of the Baptist
faith. He was a Veteran of the
United States Army and en-
joyed farming, small engine repair and spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchil- dren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Clara and Grace Colyer; his companion, Emma Troxtel Stigall; three brothers, Billy Colyer, Boyd Colyer and Glen Colyer and one great-grandson, Jace Morrow.
He is survived by four sons, Jeff (and Rita) Colyer of Somerset, Ky.; Billy (and Susan) Stigall of Somerset, Ky.; Scotty (and Lisa) Stigall of Burnside, Ky., and Michael (and Kim) Stigall of Bronston, Ky.; three daughters, Tammy Denney of Bronston, Ky., Lisa (and Ronnie) Reynolds of Bronston, Ky., and Donna Morrow of Tenn.; two brothers, David Colyer of Monticello, Ky., and Jerome Colyer of Bronston, Ky.; two sisters, Nelda Murphy of Monticello, Ky., and Brenda Murphy of Somerset, Ky. He is also survived by fourteen grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, May 14, 2015, after 6 p.m. in the Chapel of Southern Oaks Funeral Home.
Funeral Services will be held on Friday, May 15, 2015, at 10 a.m. in the Chapel of Southern Oaks Funeral Home with Bro. Perry Dobbs officiating.
Burial will follow in the Liberty Cemetery with the grandsons serving as Pallbearers.
Full Military Honors will be provided by the American Legion Post #38 Honor Guard.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that dona- tions be made to the Harold Colyer Memorial Fund.
Southern Oaks Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Harold Colyer
244 Harold works as contractor and spend two years working on restoration of the Brown-Lanier House on Mills Springs battlefield historic site near Monticello Ky. Harold Colyer
245 Harold Colyer

May 24, 1934 - March 04, 2019
Harold Andrew Colyer age 84 of Somerset, Kentucky passed from this life March 4, 2019 at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital.
He was born May 24, 1934 in Alcalde, Kentucky, son of Cornelius Colyer and Rosie Mounce Colyer. Harold was a retired Building Contractor. He was a honorary Deacon of Clay Hill Baptist Church. He enjoyed going to Church, visiting with Church members, and was an avid Christian. He enjoyed deer hunting, and working outdoors.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Neil Colyer and Rosie Colyer; one son, Roland Douglas Colyer; son in law, Don Turner; grandson, Kyle Roberts, and granddaughters, Jazilyn Martin and Nina Mae Buster.
He is survived by his loving wife, Joann Sears Colyer; his son, Carrol Colyer (Patty Buster); his daughters, Genevieve Turner and Sylvia Roberts (Tim); one sister, Loistine Eirsman; grandchildren, Christopher Colyer (Jaleesa), Dr. Travis Martin (Dr. Lisa), Jasmine Martin, Darrin Turner, Scott Turner, Josh Roberts (Ashley), Rachel Grigsby (Zachary).
Visitation will be Thursday, March 7, 2019 at 11:00 A.M.
Services will follow Thursday, March 7, 2019 at 1:00 P.M. in the Chapel of The Southern Oaks Funeral Home with Bro. Jeff Lockard officiating.
Burial will be in the Clay Hill Cemetery.  
Harold Andrew Colyer
246 Based on conversations with Harold, he attended Strawberry one room school house through 5th grade, before having to start to work. By 16, or so he left for Indiana working for his Uncle on a farm and then Ohio Frigidare factory and then became a building contractor. He returned to Somerset Ky in the 1960's and continued building many houses and small buildings including the 192 Market in Ruth Ky. He developed small neighborhood of houses on Strawberry Rd, Somerset. He worked several years after retiring from construction managing the farm north of Somerset for a local physician and her family as he continued assembling his own 350 acre farm and clearing it for a cattle operation in his retirement years.

Harold could tell a story like no one else with unique Appalachian Ky sayings and perfectly timed humor. For an opportunity to jump at "well I jumped on that like a hot rock". For a petite lady, "well you ain't no bigger than a bar of soap". 
Harold Andrew Colyer
247 Per phone interview 9/6/2013, Harold left Somerset area as youngster and moved to Dayton Ohio and worked until retirement in about 1976. He moved back to Somerset after retirement working in construction business as builder/contractor. Harold said he built the cinder-block Hwy 192 Market in the late 1970's for Bob Ridner, whose mother was postmaster at Ruth Ky on Old Ruth Rd store.

Harold said he also built the brick house next to the store currently owned by Gary Ridner.

Harold said he remembers the original Ruth store that stood about 200 feet away from Pitman creek on the opposide side of the road from where other Ruth stores and 192 Mkt stands.

Harold remembers his Uncld Ad Colyer running the old Ruth Store. He also remembers his Uncle Charlie Colyer who had house on bluff overlooking Pitman Creek about opposite Clay Hill Church.

Harold remembers the old Hwy 192 bridge as a one-lane wood on top of steel structure. He said he had a mule whose leg fell through the wood bridge and broke it's leg.

He remembers "Mosey Warren" living in house at Pitman creek and hwy 192 who always owned a bulldog.

Harold said he had a Uncle Wesley Colyer who was a pastor at Clay Hill Baptist Church.

When interviewing Harold Colyer, he said he never knew his grandfather, Lin, as he had passed away before Harold was born. He did not know his grandfathers full name, only "Lin". Harold did not know if his father had a middle name. 
Harold Andrew Colyer
248 Somerset Ky newspaper The Commonwealth Journal 5/13/2017 reprint of March 2, 1960:

Harold Colyer has bought the farm of Mr. and Mrs. George Hail at Strawberry. 
Harold Andrew Colyer
249 Don White, newspaper columnist somerset, via Pulaski County Facebook group:

corner of E.Mt Vernon St. and Carroll Street

"Fred Bullock's store." I think it was after Lee Anderson sold it that a Mr. Johnson had it for a while. Lee had a cute-as-a button daughter named Lana and they lived in the house that still stands just west of the store. The Johnsons lived in a two-story white frame home on Carroll Street, maybe two doors off East 80 on the right. They had a really pretty blonde daughter named Patricia.Always wondered what became of her. You might notice that pre-teen me paid more attention to the store keeper's daughters than to anything else about the business. I do recall it being a Pure Oil station with two old-fashioned tall pumps. Directly across the street was Colyer's Grocery, operated out of the basement of Harold and Pearl Colyer, our landlords until mom bought the property next door to the Colyer house....which is still there. Maybe 100 feet further west on 80 sat the larger general merchandise store operated by the Lovett brothers...who hailed from Stearns and lived above the store.  
Harold Woodrow Colyer
250 Facebook Robert Sears, of Somerset 01/14/2020:
"Do any of you remember Harold Colyer that lived at East Somerset who recorded music on an old machine that made disc recordings? I have a very treasured 78 he made of a quartet made up of my Uncle Leonard Sears, Harold's wife, Pearl, Walter Clines, and my Grandpa, Jim Arthur Sears with Leonard's wife on the piano. He also made a record of my cousin, Wilson at age 3 singing Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer. I have seen pictures of a machine like Mr. Colyer had, but I have never actually seen one up close." 
Harold Woodrow Colyer

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