Thursday, May 31, 2018

M.F. Travis - Civil War Veteran

M.F. Travis
Co. K
17 Ky Cav.
Dec. 27, 1847
June 17, 1908

Buried Sugar Grove Cemetery, Crittenden County, Kentucky. Tombstone photographed 11 March 2011. This Civil War veteran's grave is marked by a government-provided tombstone.

Marcus Travis and Miss Mary Lamb were married by W.C. Love at the home of Robartus Lamb 1 March 1868 in Crittenden County.[1]  They were married 40 years before Marcus' death.

During the last days of the Civil War, Marcus F. Travis enlisted in Co. K, 17 KY Cavalry (Union), which was organized at Russellville, Kentucky 25 April 1865 and was attached to the Military Dept. of Kentucky and assigned to duty at Hopkinsville. They were mustered out 20 September 1865.[2]

Following her husband's death, Mary Lamb Travis filed for a widow's pension. [3]

[1] Brenda Joyce Jerome. Crittenden County, Kentucky Marriage Records, Vol. II 1866-1886,  (Evansville, IN: Evansville Bindery, 1991)16.
[2] Wikipedia
[3] U.S. Civil War Pension Index; General Index to Pension Files 1861-1934, Mary Travis, widow, Application #899313, Certificate #657660,

Published 31 May 2018, Western Kentucky Genealogy Blog,

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