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201 Miss Alice colyer Gala of Louisville Ky on 8/1/98 stated that she had information learned from books in the Louisville Filson club library about Virginia in Revolutionary War.

She states that her info says that a Charles Colyer was born in Fauquier Co. Virginia and Enlisted in the Military in Henry Co. Virginia after the war. That he lived in Washington Co. Tn, Pulaski Co. Kentucky then Rock Castle Co. Kentucky. He applied for a pension in 1834. His revolutionary war number for pension was S30967. Alice thinks that this was Williams brother. Rock Castle is very close to Pulaski county. Genological abstracts of Revolutionary files Vol I A-D by White.

White's extract as follows:
"Colyer, Charles, S30967, VA Line, sol was b in Dec 1757 Fauquier Cty VA & enl in Henry Cty VA & after the war sol lived in VA & in TN that part which later became Washington Cty TN then moved to Pulaski Cty KY then to Rockcastle Cty KY & appl there 30 Jul 1834."

Correspondence from National Archives re: Charles Colyer record in letter dated Aug 5, 1930 to Mr. Ben Reeves of Branesville GA from acting commissioner of archives E.W. Morgan he states that:
" He enlisted in Henry County, Virginia, in 1779 or 1780, served as a private under Captain Cunningham guarding the frontiers and scouting after the Indians, and was wounded in an engagement on Holston River by a ball from a pistol passing through his left side, length of this service not less than three months.

He enlisted in the summer of 1781, exact date not given, served as a private in Captains James Shelton's and Rice's Virginia Companies, was stationed as a guard at Prince Edward Court House. A part of the time, length of this service not less than four months.

In the Fall of the year after the siege of Yorktown, exact date not stated, he was appointed by Colonel Love to range the frontier country near the Tennessee line against the Indians and served three months." Examination of copies of the handwritten affidavit in 1834 for pension application shows that Richard Colyer, a clergyman, testified to Charles Colyer's character and stories of his service in Revolutionary War. This Richard Colyer said that he had known Charles Colyer for some 30 years. This is same Richard Colyer, clergy , that also testifies on behalf of Grizzy Colyer (widow of John Colyer of 1744) for pension.

Dorchester County, MD Slave Purchasers, 1823-1836
Colyer Charles Rock Castle Co., KY DORCHESTER COUNTY COURT (Chattel Records), 1827-1833

Affidavit by Jesse Brock, dated 14 Oct, 1836, stating that he gave power of attorney to Charleton Hurt of
Lexington and that his original pension certificate had been lost or stolen while in the possession of Mayor
Charles Colyer of Mount Vernon.
- continuation of affidavit by Jesse Brock
- Affidavit by James Henderson stating he drew up the power of attorney for Jesse Brock to Charleton Hunt
and gave it to Mayor Charles Colyer and that it was either lost or stolen. signed John H. Slaughter
- Affidavit by Mayor Charles Colyer of Rockcastle Co., KY, date 8 Nov 1836, states: He was given the
pension certificate of Jesse Brock along with the power of attorney for Charleton Hunt. Sometime after
seeing Mr. Hunt his pocket book was either lost or stolen which contained the original certificate. signed
John H. Slaughter

See the PDF documents section of this site referenced off the home page that says this Charles Colyer is of same family as A.S. Colyar descended. This is stated in Andrew Michaux?s Travels in the Tennessee Country contain reference to him in March 1796 arriving at Charles Collier?s 10 miles from Jonesborough. A footnote to this comment states that this Charles Collier was of the family from which descended Col. Arthur St. Clair Colyar. You can see the Michaux's book in PDF section concerning John Colyers of Washington County.

This connects this Charles Colyer/Colyar to William Colyar of Washington Cty TN. Therefore, since Charles' pension file shows he was from Henry County VA, it follows that the William Colyar showing up in Henry County VA signing an oath of allegience there with Charles in 1777 (see PDF section fo site) is brother to Charles. Thus it seems that the Colyer/Colyar/Coliar of Henry County VA is in fact the family of William Colyar of Washington County TN.

The book "A History of Pulaski County Kentucky" by Alma Owens Tibbals pub 1952 states on page 69 where speaking of Pulaski county bountiful creeks and resulting grist mills : "At the second court, which met in August, 1799, five permits were asked to erect water gristmills: Charles Collier on Brush Fork of Buck Creek;...."

It appears from Revolutionary pension app data and this court order Pulaski County 1799, that Charles Colyer was first to come to Kentucky and Pulaski County. Followed by John Colyer, his nephew who received a land grant of Buck Creek /Cumberland River in 1809. See 1864 Civil War Map associated to John Colyer that shows a Colyer's Mill on Pitman Creek at current day Clay Hill Road. Also see road orders that reference Charles Colyear (Charles Colyer) land near Pitman creek in 1824.
Charles Colyer
202 The 1850 census for Northern District, Rockcastle County, Kentucky, taken on August 21st, copy in file, shows:

Charles Colyer, age 63, male, white, Farmer, value of real estate $2000, born in Virginia
Mary, age 55, female, white, born in Virginia
Wesley Riggs, age 41, amle, white, laborer, bornin Kentucky
Permelia, age 34, female, white, born in Kentucky,
Albert, age 12, male, white, born in Kentucky
Stephane, age 10, male, white, born in Kentucky
Mary E., age 7, female, white, born in Missouri
Martha, age 5, female, white, born in Missouri
Charles, age 2, male, white, born in Missouri
Sarah E., age 5/12, female, white, born in Missouri
Riley Renfro, age 17, male, white, laborer, born in Kentucky (nephew of Mary Renfro Colyer?) 
Charles Colyer, Jr.
203 Debbie Meece Sears 03/03/2015: I just talked to Peanut's daughter. She said there was a son named Homer that was older than the triplets. He never married, just got back from the war and was killed in a taxi cab accident on 461. He is buried at Clay Hill. 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. Charles (Charlie) B. Colyer
204 Per interview of Gary Ridner 08/24/12, who lives next to old Ruth Ky store, Charlie Colyer lived across the street from Clay Hill Baptist Church. He said there use to be a swing bridge across Pitman Creek there and across the creek was Charlie Colyer house.

Mr. Rider who was raised in Ruth and worked as a boy at the old Ruth store/post office...said Charlie married his cousin. He said that Charlie has triplets the neighbors called Peanut, Popcorn and CrackerJack.

Mr. Ridner said that Charlie Colyer in his last weeks moved into the Colyer/Warren house at 4060 hwy 192 and was cared for by his daughter , Ina Colyer Sroufe, who had moved back from Ohio and rented the old house at Pitman Creek. 
Charles (Charlie) B. Colyer
205 Per death cert., was salesman for Louisville Drug company. Charles C. Colyer
206 curtisamerica.com note: From the underlying documents of various researchers beginning with the 1925 Callaway family by Mrs. A.E. Hart research paper on the family of John Colyer born 1744, I do not think it is clear whether Charles Eve Colyer, who was married to Mary Renfro is the son of John Colyer born 1744 or Charles Colyer Sr. born 1757 living per census in Mt. Vernon Ky Rockcastle county. Charles Colyer Sr. is brother of William Colyar father of John Colyer born 1781.

Census records of Rockcastle county Ky show living there both a Charles Colyer Sr. and a Charles Colyer Jr.

Other records may show John Colyer born 1744 having son named Charles, but many Colyer families in the area at the time had son's name Charles. 
Charles Eve Colyer
207 From Mrs. Sherrie White, Fort Worth Texas: 7/3/03

I remember Mama telling me that my Pawpaw (Charles G. Colyer II) taught
school in Kentucky in a one-room school house. She had a handbell that he
used to call the children to school with and a photo of his class. I don't
know exactly where the picture is right now, but I will look for it. Also,
the bell used to be in Mama's cedar chest, but when we were cleaning out the
house after both of our parent's deaths, we couldn't find the bell. We
don't know what happened to it. We were all very upset about that, because
we all had heard about the history behind it and wanted to keep it. We
think our Dad may have taken it out at some time and lost it or gave it
away. He suffered from dementia before his death. Anyway, Mama said that
Pawpaw also taught here in Texas after he moved here. He taught in a small
community west of Fort Worth, but I don't know which one or if it is still
there. I do have a wooden box that he ordered from the Baker Chocolate Co.
to show his students what cocoa beans looked like! After teaching for a
time, he started working for the Rock Island R.R. Co. I believe he worked
there until he retired. He and Granny lived on the next street over from
ours and we would walk over to their house.
They are both buried at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Ft. Worth, but I
have never seen their graves. My mother never took us there to see them. I
didn't know about Sam's child dying here. I suppose it is possible that he
could be buried at Mount Olivet too. Hopefully, we can find out. I think
it is interesting that teaching was so prevalent in the Colyer family. I
too was a teacher. I taught first grade for several years, then quit to
start my family. After that, I didn't have the desire to go back to it. I
recently found out that Granny and Pawpaw's graves had no markers or
gravestones. I don't know the reason for this, but my brother found this
out when they were there a couple of years ago for another funeral and
decided to look them up. They were instructed where to go to find the
graves, but were astonished to find no gravestones. We would like to change
that in the future.
Charles Granade Colyer
208 http://kykinfolk.org/pulaski/fact_book/three.htm
There were many citizens of Somerset who favored the Union
in the struggle between the North and South in the 1860s as well as those who volunteered their services in the Confederate cause. Only two of the sixty-four men in Company "G" of the Forty-ninth Volunteer Infantry were not from Somerset. These two men were from Point Isabel (Burnside) just eight miles south of Somerset. The company Captain, Lee Leforce, was a resident of Somerset.

About eight companies in all were enrolled on the outlying spurs of the Cumberland mountains. One of these companies was Company "L" of the First Cavalry Regiment. This company was organized at Somerset, September 11, 1861; was mustered into service October 28, 1861; and was mustered out December 31, 1864. This company eventually became part of Colonel Frank Wolford?s First Kentucky Cavalry and participated in the battle of Logan?s Crossroads in which the Confederate General Felix K. Zollicoffer?s brigade was defeated.

The roll of Captain W. N. Owen?s Company "L":

Captain W. N. Owens Enlisted September 11, 1861

Promoted Major July 31, 1862
Captain Joe. D. Beaty Enlisted September 11, 1861
Captain John B. Fishback
First Lieutenant Matthew H. Blackford
First Lieutenant Robert M. Griffin
Second Lieutenant William A. Lockett
Second Lieutenant Benjamin H. Milton
Second Lieutenant George K. Speed
Second Lieutenant Granvile J. Vaught
First Sergeant Hampton H. Brinkley
First Sergeant John Rourk
Sergeant Andrew J. Catron
Sergeant Daniel Elliott
Sergeant William B. Gragg
Corporal Archibald B. Campbell
Corporal William H. Cox
Corporal James F. Humphries
Corporal Rufus M. Patterson
Corporal Admice T. Saunders
Corporal Joseph N. Taylor
James B. Harper, Bugler


David Baker Richard Falkner William Osborne
Mitchell Bates William Farmer Samuel Raney
John H. Bowling Andrew Fulcher Samuel Reynolds
James P. Bratten Luther C. Green Joseph Sewell
Orville Brewes Marquis D. Green Jesse M. Silvers
William Burton Ebenezer T. Haynes John P. Silvers
John F. Cullis Hohn Loveless Wesley H. Silvers
James D. Doolien Thomas McDowell Thomas H. Smith
James Eassepp John C. Messick Emanuel Sowder
Andrew F. Edwards Joseph Mills William Sowder
Jesse Edwards Robert H. Moore John Taylor
Henry Elliott Robert A. Nunnelly John W. Thacker

Discharged for Disability

Sergeant G. McLue


James Reynolds
Henry C. Ashurst Ira R. Mound William Tinsley
Henry D. Burnett John Osburn

Killed and Died

Corporal James H. Adams Killis J. Evans
Corporal George W. Baber Wilford Gilmore
Corporal Charles P. Cox Robert McQueary
Corporal John Meece John M. Parker
William Branch Robert Raborne
John C. Comstock John Warn
James M. West 
Charles Granade Colyer
209 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
210 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
211 RE: civil war capture at Cripple Creek TN:
On Oct 24, 2021, at 7:01 PM, maddalena1@ao*.com wrote:
Northern US soldier diary entries:
Wow! That is interesting! I wonder if the date of his capture was actually the 17 of May, since the diaries of the men report nothing unusual for 14 May, but here are two accounts for Sunday, the 17th:
17 - 31 may
SUN. 17 ----- NEW MOON

1 -- Jacob H. McDaniel (90 OH D)

Review to day of the 1st Brigade 2nd Division by Generals
Palmer and Cruft...General Palmer and Staff, with 60 of the
1st Tenn Cavalery [sic] [the 5th Middle Tenn Cavalry]
Captured 18 Rebels Prowling Round our Lines

On this morning, as General Palmer and Staff were out, with some of the First Tennessee Cavalry [5th Middle TN], on a reconnaissance, when about five miles from camp they were suddenly confronted by a large body of Rebel cavalry, who at once opened fire on them. General Palmer gave the command for his cavalry to charge, at which order the brave Tennesseans were not slow in obeying. With drawn sabres they rushed on the Rebels, which caused them to give way, when they broke and fled in confusion. The result was the capture of about twenty prisoners, the same number of horses, and a few muskets. Two captains were among the prisoners. One or two of the enemy were killed, and several wounded. Two or three slightly wounded on our side. The prisoners were soon after brought into camp. Brigade inspection in the afternoon. Seventeen weeks in camp at Cripple Creek.

I believe there is an official report I could find if I dig a little.

I found a couple of accounts on the
Skirmish on the Bradyville Pike of May 17 1863, which I believe to be the one in which your Charles Colyer was captured. The first is by a man who served in a Union cavalry unit organized in the state of Alabama. (!) It was on detached service with a TN Union Cavalry unit that was stationed at Cripple Creek. (Hornbeck is the cavalryman who sent an account of the skirmish back home to his kin in Perryville, OH)

The second is from an official report by Gen Palmer who had just moved with his troops to the camp at Cripple Creek.

MAY 17, 1863.- Skirmish on Bradyville Pike, Tenn.
Report of Major General John M. Palmer, U. S. Army.
Cripple Creek, Tenn., may 17, 1863.
CAPTAIN: For several days parties of rebels have come out on the Bradyville road from Dug Hollow, and then come up to Youry's, 3 1/2 miles from camp, and have told the people they were very anxious to see the Yanks at Cripple Creek. I determined several days ago to give them a dash as soon as I was ready.
On yesterday I rode out with my escort to Youry's. I had 20 men. This morning, well satisfied that "the loyal citizens" had given them information of movements, and that they would be watching for me, I started at 7 o'clock with two companies of Tennessee cavalry, 60 men, my escort, 25 men, and 6 volunteers from Cruft's officers,, and rode out on the same road. When I got to Youry's, I was told that 80 of the Third Georgia Cavalry, under Lieutenant-Colonel [R.] Thompson, had been there an hour before. I pushed on, taking the left-hand road, with the hope of reaching the Bradyville pike between them and their camp. We reached the pike, turned toward Murfreesborough, and had not proceeded more than a quarter of a mile when we perceived them in a lane, apparently uncertain whether we were coming or not. We did not wait to fire, but went at them at full speed. We came on them under a quick fire, but they broke when we got within 100 yards. We pursued them a mile, and have 18 prisoners. I do not know how many were killed or wounded. The enemy, after they reached the woods, rallied, and fought well, but they had no sabers, and only inflicted a few slight wounds. Five is the whole number wounded on our side. We had 2 or 3 horses ruined, but we took a number.
I inclose a list of prisoners.* We had Lieutenant-Colonel Thompson at one time, but he escaped. Fifteen prisoners are sent forward; 3 are wounded, amongst whom is Captain Miller [R. M. Willis], Company C, Third Georgia.
All quiet in front.
Very respectfully,
Major-General, Commanding.

Charles Granade Colyer
212 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
213 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
214 Carpenter, School Teacher per Jean Colyer Grumbling and John Parsons research Charles Richard Colyer
215 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
216 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
217 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
218 At least one living individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Cindy Colyer, (Battson)
219 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
220 Richard Curtis interviewed by phone Cliva 06/26/2005 Cliva Marie Colyer
221 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
222 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
223 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
224 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
225 At least one living individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Curtis Colyer
226 It is reported in the obituary of his brother, Charles Granade Colyer, that Cy Colyer was at the time living in Illinois. Cyrenius Colyer
227 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
228 Birth date discrpancy: 1930 census shows him being 64, therefore born in 1865-66. However, Sarah, sister to Cyrenius is shows in family bible of Samuel Colyer as being born August 1865. Furthermore, Samuel Colyer (Cyrenius brother) shows Cyrenius being born 12/10/1861. Is a family secret in there somewhere ? Since Cyrenius father and mother were married in July 1861, was mother pregnant when they married.....shotgun wedding ? Family legend was that Louisa, visited Granade in Nashville after the civil war, where it is said he stayed a couple years after war due to misgivings of neighbors over civil war. Louisa, mother to Cyrenius would have had to visit Nashville in late 1864 for sister Sarah to have been born in August 1865.  Cyrenius E. Colyer
229 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
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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
231 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
232 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
233 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
234 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, Esq.
235 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
236 At least one living individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Donald Ray Colyer
237 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
239 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
240 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
241 Buried Cave Hill Cemetery 1974, Louisville, KY; SECTION 33, LOT 214, PART , RANGE , GRAVE -A Edith Aline Colyer
242 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
243 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
245 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
246 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
247 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
248 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
249 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

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