|Death: ||May 2, 1864|
Major John C. Eversole s/o Woolery & Lucy Cornett Eversole, married Nancy Ann Duff 30 Sept 1846 Perry Co., Ky., born 1828 Ky., died 1901 Perry Co., Ky.
Major John Eversole & brother Joseph killed by Rebels 2 May 1864, Hazard, Perry Co., Ky.
On May 2, 1864. Major John C. Eversole & his brother Joseph reportedly had left the service by this time & returned home to Krypton. The Rebels either were not convinced that the Eversoles had in fact given up the fight or sought out retribution for the Yankees earlier action. A substantial group from Caudill's 13th Kentucky Cavalry (then under the command of Major Thomas Chenowith) attacked the Eversole house with great force that spring day & were successful at killing both Major Eversole & his brother Joseph. The Eversole house was riddled with hundreds of bullet holes throughout the thick poplar logs. Many bullet holes remain obvious today. It is notable that Irvin Eversole, a relative of both men, was a Confederate & served briefly with Colonel Caudill's 13th Kentucky Cavalry, but it is not known where he was at the time of the fight.
Major John Evesole was the leader of the 14th Kentucky Calvary & led the Union's forces in Eastern Kentucky against General John Hunt Morgan. "Major John" was assassinated at the end of the Civil War outside his home.
Washington, Select Death Certificates Index, 1907-1960
Name: John C. Eversole
Spouse: Nancy Ann Duff
Child: John C. Eversole
Woolery Eversole (1793 - 1861)
Lucy Cornett Eversole (1795 - 1861)
Nancy Duff Eversole (1828 - 1900)*
Elizabeth Eversole Napier (1849 - 1869)*
Harrison Eversole (1851 - 1929)*
Joseph Castle Eversole (1853 - 1888)*
George W. Eversole (1855 - 1938)*
Clarkston C. Eversole (1858 - 1947)*
John C. Eversole (1865 - 1950)*
Mary Elizabeth Rachel Eversole Bolling (____ - 1878)*
William Eversole (1814 - 1897)*
Joseph Eversole (1818 - 1864)*
John C. Eversole (1830 - 1864)
Maintained by: Audrey Russell
Originally Created by: Bev
Record added: Jul 20, 2005
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