West Virginia, USA
|Death: ||Sep. 17, 1868|
A Forsyth Scout recruited from the area that was later Sylvan Grove, Lincoln Co, Kansas, southwest of present day Sylvan Grove. Wounded the September 17, 1868 at the start of the Battle of Beecher Island, Colorado Territory, south of present day Wray. Died September 26, 1868, following removal of his wounded leg (note incorrect spelling of name and date on stone).
Buried first on the battlefield.
In December 1868, removed to Fort Wallace, Kansas Post Cemetery.
Later in the 1880's removed to this location.
Lewis Farley was the son of James Farley and Nancy Harvey of Virginia, who later died in Hamilton County, Indiana and are buried at the Farley Cemetery, near Carmel, Hamilton County, Indiana.
His grandfather was Captain Mathew "Matt" Farley, a scout in the Revolutionary War and early settler in Indiana and Lewis' grandmother was Esther McMullen.
In 1850 Lewis was found with his wife, Mary (Lanham) and son Hutson, living in Noblesville township, Hamilton county, Indiana. His wife Mary died January 20, 1859 in Hamilton County, Indiana and is also buried in the Farley Cemetery.
All military records give the spelling of his name as Lewis.
Lewis and his family moved to the area of Lawrence Kansas in the mid 1850's. This was a hotbed of pre-Civil War violence. They were eventually forced to return to Indiana for the family's safety.
Lewis served as a ferrier (blacksmith) with Company G, 3rd Indiana Cavalry during the Civil War. (bio by: Old History Buff)
James Farley (1795 - 1856)
Nancy Harvey Farley (1796 - 1863)
Mary Lanham Farley (1831 - 1859)
Hutson Lanham Farley (1849 - 1911)*
Hensley Jane Farley (1851 - 1852)*
Nancy Belle Farley Jackson (1853 - 1933)*
Laura Ann Farley Gunyon (1856 - 1920)*
David W. Farley (1858 - 1859)*
Levi Farley (____ - 1894)*
Idy Farley White (____ - 1863)*
Eliza Ann Farley (1823 - 1886)*
Freeman Farley (1827 - 1905)*
Louis A. Farley (1828 - 1868)
Samuel Farley (1831 - 1888)*
Thomas P. Farley (1835 - 1911)*
Lucinda Farley (1838 - 1840)*
Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery
Plot: Section C, site 1936
Imported from: US Veteran's Affairs
Record added: Mar 04, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 3654651
Added by: Anonymous
Ed n Edna Lane
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