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Stephen Maryland Brittenham, born 1826 in Maryland. Came to Kentucky sometime before 1846. Served in the Mexican War in 1847 as a Private in Company D, 3rd Kentucky Volunteer Infantry. Married Sarah Jane Race in 1861 at Knoxville, Pendleton County, Kentucky. Died in 1903 near Louisville, Kentucky. Buried at Knoxville Cemetery, Knoxville, Pendleton County, Kentucky.
John Straub Sr. Born October 1841 in Dayton, Ohio. Son of German immigrants, Jacob Straub and Barbary Kuntz. Enlisted in Company B, 23rd Kentucky Volunteer Infantry, Union Army, Civil War, in 1861 at Camp King, Covington, Ky. At the time of his enlistment, he and his family resided in Kenton County, Kentucky. Re-enlisted in same unit in 1863 and served for the entire war, 1861-1865. Wounded at the Battle of Atlanta, Georgia in July 1864, had the tip of his right ear shot off during the battle. Also served at battles in Tennessee - Nashville, Franklin, Chatanooga, Stones River, Missionary Ridge. In Georgia - Atlanta, Chickamauga, Kennesaw Mountain, Rocky Face Ridge, Reseca, Lovejoy's Station, Brown's Ferry, Ringold, and Dalton. Served in many other smaller battles and skirmishes. Discharged in 1865 and returned to Northern Kentucky and settled in Pendleton County near Gardnersville where he married Parthena Tomlin in 1866. They had 8 sons, John Jr., Pete, Eddie, Jasper, Adam, Albert, Ezra, and Seymore Straub. After the war John Straub was a farmer and delivered the U.S. Mail by wagon in areas between Gardnersville and Crittenden, Kentucky. He was a member of the Abraham Wileman GAR Post at Falmouth, Pendleton Co. Ky. He died in January 1918 of a stroke and is buried at the Gardnersville Cemetery, Pendleton County, Kentucky. His wife Parthena died in 1927. The family tells of John telling many stories about the war as he got older and that his hands would shake. He told that the Battle of Atlanta was the worst battle he was in during the entire war. His regiment was frequently put up front during assaults.
James Henry Johns, 2nd LT, Company D, 18th Kentucky Volunteer Infantry, Union Army, Civil War. Born 1840 near Unity, Pendleton County, Ky. Son of Henry Lindsey Johns and Elizabeth Shively. Enlisted in late 1861 and elected 2nd LT. by the men in company D. Resigned his commission in 1863 for unknown reasons. Re-entered the Union Army in September 1863 as Captain of Company F, 40th Kentucky Mounted Infantry. Served in the 40th for one year term of service. Honorably discharged in September 1864. Saw action at Cynthiana, Ky, Richmond,Ky, Saltville, VA, Mt. Sterling, Ky, Bardstown, Ky, and various skirmishes against Confederate General John Hunt Morgan and his Raiders. After the war, James H. Johns was a dealer in tobacco at Knoxville, Pendleton Co.Ky. He was married twice and had many children. He died of cancer at Knoxville, Kentucky on Jan.11, 1885. Buried at the Johns Family Cemetery, Pendleton County, Ky. with military head stone.
Ellenora Casey Black, born 1846 in Kentucky, died 1919, Pendleton County, Kentucky. Daughter of William Casey and Evaline Toomey. Married Samuel G. Black in 1863 in Kenton County, Kentucky. Buried at Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church Cemetery, Hwy 467, Pendleton County, KY. Ellenora's family is thought to originate from Menifee County, Kentucky.
Walter Cassius "Cash" McMillian and Phoebia Anna Brittenham with children. Left to right: Walter Cassius McMillian, Chesley Earl McMillian, Grover Edward McMillian, Claude Maryland McMillian, George Clinton McMillian, Anna Mae McMillian, Daisy Lee McMillian, and Phoebia Anna Brittenham McMillian. Taken 1914, Pleasant Ridge, Pendleton County, Kentucky.
Stella Maude McMillian and Chesley Earl McMillian "Ches" posing for the camera after they played music at the last day of the McMillian school in 1931. Stella and Chesley were the children of Walter Cassius "Cash" McMillian and Phoebia Anna Brittenham. Ches was born on Oct.19,1904 in Pendleton County, KY. and died Sept. 24, 1979. Stella was born on Oct.26,1914 in Pendleton County, Ky. and died March 10, 2005.
Private William H. McMillian, Company D, 18th Kentucky Volunteer Infantry, Union Army, Civil War. William was born in Pendleton County, Kentucky in 1831 and was the son of Robert McMillian Sr. and Sarah Hawkins. He married Mary Agnes Barton in 1854 and their children were: James Marion McMillian, Sarah Jane McMillian, Hannah Ellen McMillian, William Henry Harrison McMillian, and Clarinda Ann McMillian. William H. McMillian contracted T.B. during the war. He returned home to Pendleton County, Kentucky and died of T.B. in 1869. He is buried at the McMillian family cemetery, Unity, Pendleton County, KY. During his service from 1862-1865, William fought at the Battles of Richmond, Ky., Stones River,TN, Chickamauga,GA, and most of the engagements of the Army of the Cumberland in Tennessee and Georgia.
Private John Riley McMillen, Company F, 40th Kentucky Mounted Infantry, Union Army, Civil War. He was born in Pendleton County, Kentucky, the son of Robert W. McMillen and Martha Elizabeth Fornash. John was the grandson of James Brooking McMillen of Pendleton County, Kentucky. After the Civil War, John married Charity Race, dau. of Lawson Race and Phoebe Hawkins. John Riley McMillen died in 1927 and is buried at Falmouth, Kentucky. John and Charity's children were: Ida McMillen Dr. George W. McMillen Clara Edith McMillen Ethel McMillen Cassius Clay McMillen Dr. Charles Franklin McMillen Cole McMillen Walter R. McMillen Columbus McMillen Chloe McMillen This family has branches in Pendleton County, Kentucky that also spell their name as McMillian and McMillan.
Private Samuel G. Black, Company B, 53rd Kentucky Mounted Infantry, Union Army, Civil War. S.G.Black was born in Campbell County, KY in 1838 and died November 6, 1897 in Pendleton County, KY. He was the son of Elmore Black and Rosannah Abercrombie. Sam was married to Ellenora Casey, dau. of William Casey in 1863 in Kenton County, KY. Their children were: George Washington Black, born 1865. Stephen Samuel Black, 1868-1950 Charles B. Black Pearl Black - married David Ross Barbara Black Ida C. Black- born Nov.11,1887 Anna M. Black- died in 1887 Cassius Elmore Black, 1882-1936 Samuel G. Black served in the Kentucky Grays militia in 1862. He enlisted in the 53rd KY.Mounted Infantry in 1864 for a one year enlistment. He fought at the Battles of Saltville and Marion, Virginia and various skirmishes in Kentucky. He was discharged in September 1865.
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