Knox Co. Kentucky
Contributed by Krista Loyd
Knox County War Records VI
Kentucky History Society 976.902 K740 V.1 page 41
Soldier: Esom Campbell War: Civil
Born: June 13, 1863
Died: June 5, 1897
Buried: Indian Creek Cemetery, Knox Co., KY
Served: Private Co. A 8th Regt Ky. Inf. Vol.
Enlisted: September 2, 1861
Discharged: November 17, 1864
Wounded: September 19, 1863 by gunshot wound above ankle of left leg at Chickamauga ,
Marriage Records: Married first to Nancy Ann Foley on February 23, 1868 (This not found
in his file but reference made to it by an affidavit given by Nancy brother) Nancy
died September 22, 1881.
2) Certificate showing Esom Campbell married Jane Moore at Jess Moores home on
July 7, 1883. Marriage performed by G.B. (Greenberry) Foley, Witnesses: F.T. Hodges and L.
Application by soldier for pension: May 30, 1870
Widow: Susan V. Moore Campbell
Widows Pension: Applied 3 July 1897
Children under 16 years of age:
1. William J. Campbell born 28 June 1884
2. Mary Nety Campbell born Sept. 23, 1886
3. Salley Belle Campbell born April 19, 1891
4. Benjamine H. Campbell born April 19, 1891
5. Rufus Martin Campbell born April 9, 1895
These names copied from Hitchcocks Analysis of the Holy Bible published N.Y. 1888
by John Parker Knox County Clerk.
Affidavits for Widow Pension: 18 Nov. 1897 James Helton, age 35, neighbor of the widow
made a statement as to the value of her property and the illness of the soldier prior to
12 March 1898 Mary Moore, age 62, mother of the widow, attested to correct birth dates
for the soldiers children. She was present when William J., Many (Mary) N. and Rufus
were born and soon after the other two were born.
Widows Pension dropped due to death of widow April 1, 1910