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ISAACS IN FEDERAL (UNION) KENTUCKY UNITS DURING THE CIVIL WAR

Names and Military Units From the National Archives
Military Service Records Index, Microfilm M386, Roll No. 14

In Memory of Donald Isaacs (1924 - 2002), Co. M, 273rd Reg't., 69th Inf. Div.

Andrew (Andy), Private
Company D, 7th KY Volunteer Infantry

Born ca. 1842, son of Isaac Isaacs and Susannah Huff
1860, 1870 censuses, Jackson Co.; 1880 census, Wayne Co. Illinois
Married Deborah Isaacs, ca 1867, probably in Jackson Co.
Federal Pension application (MO), 13 August 1890
Federal Widow's Pension application (AR), 15 September 1905

Andrew, 2nd Lieutenant
Company A, 47th KY Volunteer (Mounted) Infantry

Born ca. 1819, son of Godfrey Isaacs and Keziah Johnson
Married Mahula Lakes (Lax), 7 May 1840, Estill Co.;
Married Lucinda Carpenter, 28 September 1841, Laurel Co.
1850 census, Laurel Co.; 1860 census, Jackson Co.
Died 2 September 1863 of typhoid fever, Jackson Co.
Federal Widow's Pension application, 11 May 1864

The tragic late summer/early fall of 1863 __

Andrew’s parents Godfrey and Keziah, sister Rebecca and brother Samuel J. Isaacs also died of typhoid fever in September 1863. First cousin Jasper Isaacs (Pvt., Co. D, 7th KY Vol. Inf.) died of disease on 8 September 1863 in Louisiana. Another first cousin, Stephen Isaacs (Pvt., Co. D, 7th KY Vol. Inf.), died of disease on 23 October 1863 in Louisiana. Stephen’s brother Preston Isaacs (Co. A, 7th KY Vol. Inf.) died of disease the following year on 4 November 1864 in Tennessee.

Andrew J., (Andrew Jackson) Private
Company B, 32nd KY Volunteer Infantry

Born 1 June 1836, son of Jacob Isaacs and Rebecca Bowman
1850, 1860, 1870, censuses, Grant Co.; 1880 Franklin Co. Indiana
Married Lucretia Wilson, 15 September 1859, Grant Co.
Moved to Franklin Co., IN ca. 1874, Pensioner.
Died 3 March 1910, Brookville, Franklin Co., IN
Buried Maple Grove Cem., Sect D, Lot 296, Cem record #955, Brookville, IN 

Bird N. (Birdin, Burges L./Burgess N.), Private
Company M, 8th KY Volunteer Cavalry

Born ca. 1843, son of John Edward Isaacs and Artemicia Thornton
1850 census, Marion Co.; 1880 census, Marion Co.
Married Louisa H. ____
Federal Pension application (KY), 10 July 1890
Federal Widow’s Pension application (AR), 8 August 1911 (There may be some confusion with Isaac N. Beard, Sergeant, of the same Company)

Cornelius M. (Neil/Neal), Corporal
Company D, 7th Ky Volunteer Infantry

Born 24 November 1835, son of Fielding Isaacs and Susan Bowman
1850 census, Estill Co.; 1860, 1870, 1880 censuses, Jackson Co.
Married Margaret Ann Pigg, 6 June 1855, Owsley Co.
Drowned 7 March 1904, Estill Co., Pensioner.
Buried Wilson Cemetery, Estill Co.

Darius G., Private
Company D, 7th KY Volunteer Infantry

Born 22 December 1842, son of Fielding Isaacs and Susan Bowman
1850 census, Estill Co.; 1860, 1870 censuses, Jackson Co.
Died 16 February 1871 of consumption, Jackson Co.

Elisha, [see below]

Francis, (Francis M.P.), Private
Company A, 39th KY Volunteer (Mounted) Infantry

Born ca. 1839, son of John Henry Isaacs and Elizabeth R. Johnson
1850 census, Russell Co., VA; 1860 census, Russell Co., VA
Married Catherine Adams, 7 September 1859
Enlisted 5 January 1863, Deserted 26 March 1863
Deserted from Co. E, 21st VA Cavalry (CSA), August 1863
Returned to 39th KY Infantry by 30 April 1864
Died 25 December 1864, of small pox, Lexington, KY
Buried Lexington National Cem., gr. # 868.
Federal Widow's Pension application, (VA), 1866
Federal Minor's Pension application, (VA), 1870

George W., Private
Company A, 47th KY Volunteer (Mounted) Infantry

Born 28 April 1838, son of James Isaacs
1850 census, Madison Co.; 1860, 1870 censuses, Jackson Co.; 1880 Rockcastle Co.
Married Elizabeth Sloan, 15 July 1858, Jackson Co.
Died 22 April 1911, Jackson Co., Pensioner.

Godfrey, Private
Company B, 4th KY Volunteer (Mounted) Infantry

Born ca. 1838, son of Samuel J. Isaacs (Jr.) and Sarah 
1860 census, Rockcastle Co.;  1870 census, Scott Co.; 1880 census, Owen Co.
Married Malinda Wilder, 3 March 1859, Jackson Co.
Died ca. 1888, Madison Co., Federal Pension application, 1879.

Godfrey, 2nd Lieutenant
Company D, 7th KY Volunteer Infantry

1st Lieutenant, Company A, 47th KY Volunteer (Mounted) Infantry
Born 1825, son of Godfrey Isaacs and Keziah Johnson
1850 census, Laurel Co.; 1860, 1870, 1880 censuses, Jackson Co.
Married Lydia J. Morris, ca. 1846, Owsley Co.
Died 28 February 1896, Jackson Co., Pensioner.

Godfrey M., Private
Company D, 7th KY Volunteer Infantry

Born 16 February 1842, son of John Isaacs and Isabelle Moore
1850 census, Madison Co.; 1860, 1870 censuses, Jackson Co.; 1880 census, Wayne Co. Illinois.
Married Elizabeth Rider, ca. 1865, Marion Co., IN
Married Sarah E. Smith, 22 September 1883, Texas Co., MO
Died 16 January 1911, Stoddard Co., MO, Pensioner.
Buried Bernie Cemetery, Stoddard Co.

Godfrey, Private
Company E, 47th KY Volunteer (Mounted) Infantry
Company C, 14th KY Volunteer Cavalry

Born ca. 1827, son of Godfrey Isaacs and Elizabeth Howard
1850 census, Madison Co.; 1860, 1870 censuses, Estill Co.; 1880 Grayson Co. Texas
Married Emily Crawford, ca. 1846, Owsley Co. (?)
Pensioner (1890 census)
Federal Widow's Pension application (TX), 30 March 1896

Henderson, Corporal
Company E, 14th KY Volunteer Cavalry

Born ca. 1841, son of Elijah Isaacs and Sarah Bowman
1850, 1860, 1870 censuses, Owsley Co.; 1880 census, Jackson Co.
Married Leticia Margaret Neeley, 1 February 1858, Owsley Co.
Pensioner (1890 census), Jackson Co.
Buried in the Isaacs Cemetery, Elk Lick/Buck Creek, Owsley Co.

Henry S., Private
Company F, 14th KY Volunteer Cavalry

Born 11 May 1835, son of Godfrey Isaacs and Elizabeth Howard
1850 census, Madison Co.; 1860, 1870, 1880 censuses, Jackson Co.
Married Mary Jane Lakes, 22 March 1860, Jackson Co.
Died September 1912, Jackson Co., Pensioner.

Hezekiah, Corporal
Company A, 47th KY Volunteer (Mounted) Infantry

Born ca. 1835, son of James Isaacs
1850 census, Madison Co.; 1860, 1870 censuses, Jackson Co.; 1880 census, Rockcastle Co.
Married Rebecca Sloan, 10 August 1856, Madison Co.
Died 14 June 1902, Madison Co., Pensioner.

Jackson, Private
Company G, 3rd KY Volunteer Cavalry

Born ca. 1830, son of Godfrey Isaacs and Keziah Johnson (?)
Married Mary C. Pierce, 25 April 1851, Grant Co.
Died in 1863 (discharged in January 1863, Jackson Co. Circuit Ct. reported his death, June term, 1863)

James, Private
Company I, 10th KY Volunteer Infantry

Born ca. 1843
Enrolled 22 October 1861, Marion Co.
Federal Pension application (KS), 11 August 1883
Federal Minor's Pension application (KS), 13 June 1916

James R., Private
Company E, 1st KY Volunteer Cavalry

Born ca. 1837, son of James Isaacs
1850 census, Madison Co.; 1860 census Franklin Co. (Penitentiary); 1870 census, Jackson Co.
Married Mary Jane Clemons, 16 January 1857, Laurel Co.
Died 16 April 1880 of gun shot wound, Jackson Co.
Pensioner (Widow, 1890 census), Jackson Co.

Jasper, Private
Company D, 7th KY Volunteer Infantry

Born 6 October 1844, son of Fielding Isaacs and Susan Bowman
1850 census, Estill Co.; 1860 census, Jackson Co.
Died 8 September 1863 of disease, Carrollton (New Orleans), LA
Jasper’s brothers Cornelius M. and Wilburn B. were also listed as absent sick, 5 September 1863 through 31 December 1863.
Federal Mother's Pension application 11 November 1873
Isaacs grave marked P. Isaacs, Section 42, No. 3236
Chalmette National Cemetery, near New Orleans, LA

See Stephen, because there is only one marked Isaacs grave in this cemetery.
(There is also a Pierre Isaac grave in Chalmette National Cemetery, Section 126, No. 10413).

John, Private
Company I, 10th KY Volunteer Infantry

Born ca 1821, Marion Co.
Enrolled 22 October 1861, Marion Co.
Address Haysville, Marion Co.
Federal Pension application, 5 June 1880

John M., Private
Company I, 3rd KY Volunteer Infantry

Born March 1846, son of John Isaacs and Isabel Moore
1850 census, Madison Co.; 1860, 1870, 1880 censuses, Jackson Co..
Married Sarah/Susan "Sally" Ann Lakes, 3 August 1863, Jackson Co.
Federal Pension application (KY), 10 June 1887, Pensioner (1890 census), Jackson Co.
Federal Widow’s Pension application (KY), 18 February 1897

Mathew (Mathen), Private
Company K, 6th KY Volunteer Cavalry 
Company D, 10th Kentucky Volunteer Infantry

Born ca. 1838, son of John Isaacs and Mary Lawless
1850 census, Marion Co.
Federal Pension application (IN), 5 October 1898

Preston, Private
Company A, 7th KY Infantry

Born ca. 1834, son of Elijah Isaacs and Sarah Bowman
1850 census, Owsley Co.; 1860 census, Owsley Co.
Married Rachel Johnson, 25 May 1855, Owsley Co.
Died 4 November 1864 of disease, Memphis, TN
Buried Memphis National Cemetery, Sec. B., Grave 1268
Cemetery record  lists Co. D due to consolidation within the Veteran 7th KY Inf. (Dec.1864)
Federal Widow's Pension application, 1865
Federal Minor's Pension application, 1867

Preston, Private
Company B, 32nd KY Volunteer Infantry
Company D, 53rd KY Volunteer Infantry (pension record)

Born 1834, son of Jacob Isaacs and Rebecca Bowman
1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 censuses, Grant Co.
Married Elizabeth Hays, 18/28 December 1856, Grant Co.
Died 17 January 1907, Shawnee Co., KS, Pensioner.

Stephen, Private
Company D, 7th KY Volunteer Infantry

Born ca. 1843, son of Elijah Isaacs and Sarah Bowman
1850 census, Owsley Co.; 1860 census, Owsley Co.
Died 23 October 1863 of disease, St. James General Hospital (No. 5054), New Orleans, LA
Number of person interred, No. 611
Cypress Grove No. 2, Grave No. 271
Federal soldiers from Cypress Grove (Cemetery) No. 2 were reinterned (1920's) in Chalmette National Cemetery, near New Orleans, LA.
Isaacs grave marked P. Isaacs, Section 42, No. 3236, Chalmette National Cemetery
There is also a (recent) military headstone for Stephen in the Isaacs Cemetery, Elk Lick/Buck Creek, Owsley Co., KY 
Federal Mother's Pension application 1 May 1882

Sylvester, Captain
Company E, 14th KY Cavalry

Born 13 May 1831, son of Elijah Isaacs and Sarah Bowman
1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 censuses, Owsley Co.
Married Martha "Patsy" Brewer, 2 June 1853, Owsley Co. 
Died 29 February 1916, Owsley Co., Pensioner.
Buried in the Isaacs Cemetery, Elk Lick/Buck Creek, Owsley Co.

Wilburn B. (Wil), Corporal
Company D, 7th KY Volunteer Infantry

Born 17 December 1839, son of Fielding Isaacs and Susan Bowman
1850 census, Estill Co.; 1870 census, Owsley Co.; 1880 census, Madison Co.
Married America "Meca" M. Hacker, 2 August 1867, Owsley Co.
Died 12 January 1923, Madison Co., Pensioner.

*There was no Elisha Isaacs who served in the 4th KY Inf., U.S. during the Civil War. He might have been listed on the CW pension index by mistake, having actually served in the Spanish American War. 

There are 27 individuals on this list.  Eight were in Company D., 7th KY Volunteer Infantry and five were in various companies of the 47th KY Volunteer (Mounted) Infantry.  Andrew H. Clark, an attorney from Booneville, Owsley County, was the original Captain of Co. D, 7th KY Infantry.  He resigned from the 7th KY Infantry near Vicksburg in February 1863 and returned to Kentucky and became the Colonel who recruited the 47th KY Mounted Infantry in the summer of 1863.  Four individuals were in the 14th KY Volunteer Cavalry. Three of the four Isaacs from Marion Co. were in the 10th KY Volunteer Infantry.

Isaacs who applied for Federal Civil War Pensions are on Pension Index Microfilm T-288, Roll No. 237.  The only Isaacs without any pension records are Darius and Jackson.

Ordering service and pension records:

You can not order the service record or the pension file of a veteran on-line, but you can download the order form from the Military Service and Pension Records Division of the National Archives.  http://www.archives.gov/veterans/military-service-records/get-service-records.html

Barry Isaacs
193 Whiskey Run Road
Newville, PA 17241
April 2002