Biographies for Company I, 12th Kentucky Volunteers

BUTRAM, Newton J.

He was born February of 1843 to Elizabeth CHRISWELL and Emsley A. BUTRAM of Wayne Co., KY. His paternal grandparents were Sarah PATTERSON and William BUTRAM, II. (William BUTRAM, II had been a soldier in the Revolutionary War). At first they lived in Cumberland Co., KY (1870 Census), but moved to Clinton Co., KY (1880 Census). Known children included Elizabeth and Pollyia. Newton was a farmer and furniture maker. Also, he may have married twice, the first time to Mary BUCK on 26 Feb 1866 in Wayne Co., KY, then to Sarah A. ____ by 1870.

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HILL, William I.
Birth: 1844 [1]
Death: 16 Nov 1928 Hill Top, KY[1],[2]
Occupation: Ex-Soldier[1]
Mother: Katie

Misc. Notes
Nora KING was informant on death certificate.

1: Belle[2]
Marriage: 6 Dec 1924 Yamacraw, McCreary Co., KY[1]
Divorce: 29 Jun 1927 McCreary Co., KY[1]
Children: Nora

1. William I. Hill, Private, Soldier's Certificate No. 590,890, Company I, 12th Kentucky Infantry; "Civil War and Later Survivors' Certificates", 1861-1934; Civil War and Later Pension Files, National Archives, Washington, DC.
2. "Death Certificate," Kentucky, Photocopy, William I. Hill, 16 Nov 1928, KY.


AARON SEXTON (MOSES, TIMOTHY) was born between 1826 and 1829 in Fentress Co., TN, and died 19 Aug 1894 in Huntsville, Scott Co, TN. He married first Nancy ALEXANDER Abt. 1849, daughter of Aires ALEXANDER and Mahala LOVING. She was born 1831 in Wayne Co KY, and died Unknown. He married (2) Mary Jane YORK 4 Sep 1887 in Scott County TN. She was born 1862, and died Aft. 1910.

In 1850 and 1860, Aaron and Nancy were living in Fentress Co, TN. About 1861, they moved to Wayne Co, KY. While living in Wayne Co,. Aaron served in the Union Army in Co I, 12th KY Infantry. Prior to 1880, Aaron left Nancy and was living in Scott Co, TN with Mary Jane York. (b.1862 d. after 1910) In 1883, Aaron filed for divorce from Nancy in Scott Co, TN.
He married second Mary Jane York Sep 4, 1887 in Scott Co, TN

After Aaron's death, Mary Jane mrd 2nd, Dec 18, 1898 In Scott Co, TN, James CHAMBERS

Civil War Discharged: March 24, 1863 Louisville, KY 12th Regiment., Ky Vol Co I - Clio, Pulaski Co, KY pension 11 Oct 61-30 Jan 62

Children of Aaron SEXTON and Nancy ALEXANDER are:

  1. John SEXTON, b. 12 May 1848, Fentress Co, TN; d. 23 Sep 1923, Buena Vista, CO.
    Melford SEXTON, b. 25 Nov 1851, Fentress Co, TN; d. 14 Mar 1962, Wayne Co KY.
    Julian SEXTON, b. 14 Feb 1852, Fentress County, TN; d. 9 Nov 1918, Wayne Co KY.
    Amanda SEXTON, b. 1854, TN; d. Unknown.
    Perry SEXTON, b. 1859, Fentress County, TN; d. 3 May 1913, Elk Creek, Wayne County, KY.
    Mary SEXTON, b. 1862, Wayne Co KY; d. Unknown.
    Arminda SEXTON, b. 1864, Wayne Co KY; d. Unknown.
    Hiram SEXTON, b. 18 Jan 1866, Wayne Co KY; d. 13 Jul 1929, Blue Lick, KY.
    Lettie SEXTON, b. Dec 1872; d. Unknown.

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SLAVEN, Andrew B.

Born on 25 Jan 1825 in TN. Was on the census for Wayne Co., KY in 1860. Died in McCreary Co., KY on 24 Aug 1896. Buried in Duncan Cemetary, McCreary Co., KY. Occupation: Farmer and Wayne Co., KY Constable. Likely the son of Richard SLAVEN and Susannah (MOUNTS) SLAVEN.

On 16 Sep 1852 when Andrew B. was 27, he first married Polly Ann "Mary" WINCHESTER, daughter of John WINCHESTER and Mahala SWEET (1808-), in Wayne Co., KY. Born abt 1826 in Wayne Co., KY. Died in Wayne Co., KY on 25 Sep 1858.

They had the following children:

  1. James Granville. Born abt 1851 in Wayne Co., KY. Died on 21 Feb 1929.
  2. John Lafyette. Born on 20 Nov 1852 in Lousiville, KY.
  3. Sarah Jane. Born abt 1854 in KY. Died aft 1860.
  4. Mahala Ann Stacy. Born on 31 Aug 1855 in Wayne Co., KY. Died on 29 Sep 1858.
  5. Rebecca Ann. Born abt 1857 in KY. Died aft 1860.

On 12 Apr 1871 when Andrew B. was 46, he second married Edith Susan "Sukie" HILL, daughter of Berry HILL (~1820->1860) and Nancy SMITH. Born on 23 Dec 1842 in Scott Co., TN. Died on 4 Dec 1918.

  1. They had the following children:
  2. Mary. Born abt 1871.
  3. Osha. Born abt 1874. Died on 19 Dec 1937.
  4. Zoora. Born abt 1877.
  5. General Washington. Born on 17 Jul 1880. Died on 27 Jul 1919.
  6. Richard Rice. Born on 1 Jun 1882. Died on 3 Feb 1934.

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SLAVEN, Elias Meshak

Born on 3 Mar 1845 in Scott Co., TN. Died in Kingston Co., AR on 7 Sep 1922. Contracted Typhoid Fever during Civil War. Son of Absalom SLAVEN and Ellizabeth J. WOODS.

On 25 Jan 1866 when Elias Meshak was 20, he married Sealy Francis MILLIGAN, daughter of W. MILLIGAN and _______ MILLER, in Scott Co., TN. Born on 2 May 1845 in TN. Died in Kingston Co., AR on 22 Dec 1936. Buried on 23 Dec 1936 in Kingston Co., AR. Occupation: Housewife.

They had the following children:

  1. William Raleigh (1866-)
  2. John. Born on 22 Oct 1868.
  3. Elzina. Born on 9 Mar 1871.
  4. Mary Elizabeth. Born on 25 Jul 1873.
  5. Emerine. Born on 16 Apr 1876.
  6. Canzady. Born on 26 Mar 1880.
  7. Roseannie. Born on 11 May 1881.
  8. Zillie Bell. Born on 24 Dec 1882.
  9. James. Born on 26 Aug 1885.
  10. Atora Iness (1889-)

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