|Birth: ||Aug. 8, 1849|
Served in the 12th Texas Cavalry during the Civil War. Below is a brief history of this Regiments.
The 12th Texas Cavalry Regiment was organized with about 940 men in August 1861, by Colonel William Henry Parsons. Most of the men were from Hempstead, Fairfield, Georgetown, and Waxahachie, and Ellis and Hill counties. This unit served in Hawes' and Steele's Brigade, Trans-Mississippi Department and skirmished the Federals in Arkansas and Louisiana. During 1865 it was in Northern Texas guarding approaches from the Indian Territory. The regiment was included in the surrender on June 2. Its commanders were Colonel William H. Parsons, Lieutenant Colonels Andrew B. Burleson and John W. Mullen, and Majors Locklin J. Farrar and E. W. Rogers.
The 12th had several names throughout the war. It was known as the 4th Texas Dragoons, the Parson's Dragoons, and William Parsons' Cavalry (both the regiment and later the brigade). Company C, in which Samuel Killough served, was known as the Johnson County Slashers.
Records show he was appointed Postmaster in Alvarado October 27, 1875. 1880 Census records show he was a dealer in dry goods in Alvarado.
Mary E Killough (1843 - 1885)*
Mattie Killough (1866 - 1910)*
Doak Killough (1874 - 1909)*
Samuel H Killough (1883 - 1885)*
Eleanor F Killough (1885 - 1885)*
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Record added: Jun 05, 2011
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