Civil War Veterans of Earlington


  • Pvt Henry Clay Smith [Photo]
    20th Ky Vol. Infantry, US. Pvt Smith served in the Atlanta Campgian with Gen Sherman. Buried: Oddfellows. Pvt Smith built the 1st house in the 500 block of Robinson St at 514 Robinson in Earlington. Great-great grandfather of Spencer Brewer.

  • Cpl George Robinson [Photo]
    1st Illinois Artillery, US. Born Isle of Mann. Buried Oakwood Cemetery. Grandfather of Edgar Arnold, Jr.

  • Albert Hankins [FGS & Photo ]
    4th Sgt. CSA. Served w/8th Ky Mounted Inf. Cof F 1861-65 w/Gen Forrest's Inf. Reg.
    Adventures in his first battle during the Civil War: 8th Kentucky Infantry Regiment left Hopkinsville, Kentucky on February 6, 1862 and marched to Clarksville, Tennessee, a distance of 30 miles. The Regiment took steamboats from Clarksville on the Cumberland River to Fort Donelson at Dover, TN and engaged in fighting the yankees under Gen. U.S. Grant on Februray 13, 14, and 15th, and suffered severely, having 15 killed and wounded. They took the brunt of the fighting and had more killed and wounded than any other Regiment. Albert Hankins survived his first battle as a prisoner of war and was later parolled to not bear arms against the U.S. again (had to take an oath, but broke that oath and rejoined the fighting) and was killed at the Battle of Hopkinsville, Ky., in 1865.

    Father of Mollie Hankins Clements, great grandfather of Lig, Manor, Paul, Ruth, Eula Cothran.

  • John Sullivan [No Known Photo]
    Grandfather of George Long & Agnes Long Curtis. He lived on Sebree St next door to the Larmouth home.

  • Jubal Vincent [No Known Photo]
    Buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Earlington.

  • William Riley Brown 1841-1920, [Photo]
    Enlisted under Capt James H Frost. Federal Soldier in War Between the States. Settled in Earlington Dec 14, 1870, when there were only 4 houses (slept the 1st night with Daniel Umstead). Hewed timbers for 1st part of St. Bernard #9 stable. Mar 15, 1871 moved to a meadow 2 miles south of town to an area which still bears his name --"Brown's Meadow". Grandfather of Juanita, Jody, Lois and Loudean Ray.

  • Sgt Andrew Jackson Stokes [Photo]
    14th TN Vol Inf Confederacy. Color Bearer. Captured Ft Donnelson. POW Rock IS, IN. Contracted smallpox. Because he survived, he was immune and kept there as a nurse. Grandfather of Barbara Stokes Davis.

  • Thomas Kirby DeVault [ Photo ] [ FGS and CW Veterans Reunion ] [ DeVault Siblings ]
    45th Tennessee Infantry Regiment, Co. E, Private, CSA. Pictured with wife, Isabella Jane Goodloe Hankins, who he married in 1879. Thomas Kirby DeVault was originally from Wilson Co., Tn. The DeVaults lived on Robinson St., Earlington, Ky. in 1900. Isabella Jane Goodloe was the mother of Jim, John, Lee, and Mollie Hankins, and former wife of Albert Hankins(no photo available), 4th Sgt, who served with the 8th Ky Regt., CSA, who was killed at the Battle of Hopkinsville, Ky in 1865. Thomas Kirby DeVault had three brothers, who also served the CSA. Peter DeVault, 8th Missouri Infantry Regiment, Co. B, Private, settled in Texas; Andrew Jackson DeVault, 1st Tennessee Infantry Regiment, Co. A, Private, settled in Lyon Co., Ky.; and Francis J. DeVault, 1st Tennessee Infantry Regiment, Co. A, Private, taken prisoner at Missionary Ridge and died at Rock Island Prison, Rock Island, Illinois.

  • McDowell, Henry [No Known Photo]
    Company A, Second Kentucky Infantry, CSA. Pvt.; age 26, enlisted 7/5/61 at Camp Boone, TN; captured POW at Fort Donelson, TN 2/16/62; POW at Camp Douglas, IL, sent to Vicksburg, MS 9/6/62 to be exchanged; POW received on board steamer Jno. H. Done near Vicksburg, MS 9/20/62; captured POW at Jonesboro, GA 8/31/64. Born October 23, 1832 at Ballymena, County Antrim, Ireland; died March 29, 1917 in Hopkins County, KY; buried Catholic Cemetery, Hopkins County, KY; son of Hugh & Ann (Stuart) McDowell.
    KY Pension # 847, Hopkins County, 1912: Approved.
    The above Military Pension Record was supplied by Gregory Miller,, a researcher of Jackson Purchase Confederate units. Company A of the Second Kentucky Infantry, CSA, was from Hickman County.
    Death Certificate:
    Henry McDowell, white, married, Retired Miner
    B 23 Oct 1832, Ireland
    D 29 Mar 1917, Hopkins Co, Ky
    Buried: Catholic Cem [I did not locate him in cem book. -nt]
    Father, Henry McDowell, b Ireland
    Mother, Ann Stewart, b Scotland

    1910 Hopkins County Census has the following information on Henry who was living in Earlington, ED 64, MD 2:
    McDowell, Henry, Nov 1831, 68 m/27 yrs Ire/Ire/Ire, Yr Imm: 1840, 60 yrs in US, coal miner.
    McDowell, Anna J, wf, Mar 1833, 67 m/27 yrs, 14 ch 8 liv, Ire/Ire/Ire, Yr Imm: 1840, 60 yrs in US
    McDowell, Henry E, sn, Aug 1875, 24 s, Ky/Ire/Ire/Ire, RR Fireman

  • Clements, James Thomas [Photo] [Civil War Record] [FGS]
    James Thomas Clements, known as Thomas Clements, was a Private, 30th Tennessee Infantry Regiment, Company D, Confederate States of America. Thomas Clements enlisted on October 21, 1861, at Gallatin, Sumner County, Tennessee, for 12 months, by Captain B. Smith. Thomas Clements was captured at Fort Donelson, Dover, Stewart County, Tennessee, on February 16, 1862, and was on the Roll of Prisoners of War at Camp Butler, Springfield, Illinois. He took the oath in prison not to bear arms against the United States and was released from prison and returned home to Davidson County, Tennessee. Thomas Clements is listed on the Company Muster Roll, dated March 9, 1964, Dalton, Georgia, as taking the oath in prison and now at home. James Thomas Clements was married to Martha Ann DeVault of Wilson County, Tennessee, and had the following children: Henry Thomas Clements, James Clements, Sarah "Bettie" Elizabeth McLevain, Ella Manus, George Washington Clements, John Curt Clements, Annie Vincent, Jess Elmer Clements, and Margaret "Mag" Bell Vincent Vannoy. The Clements family migrated about 1880 from Davidson County, Tennessee, to Earlington, Hopkins County, Kentucky. The Thomas Clements family lived on Robinson Street, Earlington, Ky, in 1900. Thomas Clements died 1917 in Earlington and was buried in an unmarked grave in Grapevine Cemetery, Madisonville, Hopkins County, Kentucky.