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Alexander D. Polston's Civil War Pension File

epb1937@scrtc.com

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Alexander D. Polston
born: 3 Feb. 1839 Pulaski Co, KY
died: 7 Dec. 1917 Sano, KY (Sano is located in Russell Co. adjacent to Adair Co.)

Pension Claim No. 232918
Co. G, 3rd KY Vol. Inf.
Enrolled: 16 Aug. 1861 (for 3 year term) at Camp Dick Robinson
Honorably Discharged: 20 Oct. 1864 at Louisville, KY

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION at age 34
Height: 6 ft.
Complexion: dark
Hair: Black
Eyes: Blue
Occupation: Farmer

ILLNESSES - DURING THE CIVIL WAR
1 Jan. 1862 - Hospitalized at Columbia, KY for 3 months: typhoid fever
July 1862 - Hospitalized at Deckard Station, TN for 3 months: pneumonia
15 Sept. 1863 - "While making a blast at Lookout Mt., he fell on a rock and
broke some of his ribs loose from his breast."

ILLNESSES - AFTER THE CIVIL WAR
Rheumatism
Varicose Veins - "disease of legs"
Neuralgia of head, neck, & eyes
Vertigo
Blind in right eye

RESIDENCE
1839 - born in Pulaski Co, KY
1861 - Jamestown, Russell Co, KY
1865 - 1879 Russell & Wayne Counties, KY
1879 - Wayne Co, KY & Russell Co, KY
1901 - Jamestown, Russell Co, KY

AFFIDAVITS OF NEIGHBORS
1. Welsome Stephens, age 60, of Jabez, Russell Co, KY - affidavit dated 25 Aug. 1899. Stated he had known Alex since 1852 and lived within 15 miles of him during those years.
2. Dr. W. F. Cartwright, age 65, of Columbia, Adair Co, KY. Affidavit dated 24 July 1916. States he has been his family physician for several years.

MARRIAGES
1. First Wife: Sophia (or Sapthia) Polston
Married: 27 May 1865 by Hardin Wilson
Sophia died 1908 near Jamestown, Russell Co, KY
2. Second Wife: Elizabeth Bennett (? spelling of last name)
Married: 1911
"Parted": 1912
Divorced: 23 June 1913
3. Third Wife: Amanda Lou Rooks
Married: 9 Aug. 1913 at J. H. Powell's house in MaGaha, Adair Co, KY
Witnesses: H. A. Powell, Ann Powell
Married By: Rev. James D. Burton

Information on Amanda Lou Rooks on marriage record books:
Birthplace: Adair Co, KY
Father: Dick Rooks Residence at time of (3rd) marriage: Adair Co, KY
Married 3 times:
1st Husband: J. W. Burton - Married 26 Dec. 1888; Divorced 15 March 1892
2nd Husband: C. T. Perryman - Married 31 March 1896; He died 21 April 1904 at MaGaha, Adair Co, KY
3rd Husband: Alexander D. Polston - married 9 Aug. 1913 MaGaha, Adair Co, KY
Amanda's age was given as 42 when she married Alexander D. Polston

Information on Alexander D. Polston on marriage record books:
Residence at time of (3rd) marriage: Russell Co, KY
Age 72 when he married Amanda Lou Rooks
Occupation: Farmer
Birthplace: Pulaski Co, KY
Father: Josiah Polston (born in VA)
Mother: Louisa Polston (born in VA)

CHILDREN OF ALEXANDER D. POLSTON & SOPHIA POLSTON (1st wife):
1. Laura B. Polston b. 27 Feb. 1866
2. A. D. Polston b. 25 Nov. 1868
3. Lavinia Polston b. 19 May 1872
4. Harrison A. Polston b. 0 5 Jan. 1875
5. Olivia M. Polston b. 20 Nov. 1877
6. Malvera Polston b. 0 3 May 1882

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This abstract is courtesy of Glenda Bastin. Thanks!

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