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 Julia Ann Marcum

Julia Ann Marcum

Scott County, Tennessee, USA
Death 9 May 1936 (aged 91)
Williamsburg, Whitley County, Kentucky, USA
Burial Williamsburg, Whitley County, Kentucky, USA
Memorial ID 15900761 · View Source
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Civil War Heroine. She was the only female civilian to receive a Civil War solider's pension by special Act of Congress in 1885. Her soldier's pension was granted on her actions, as a sixteen year old, in 1862 of mortally wounding a confederate solider with an ax in self-defense. She lost sight in one eye and had a finger shot off as a result of the soldier's attack. She was a school teacher for twelve years before receiving her military pension. Julia was buried with military honors.

Per KY Death certificate:
The daughter of Hiram C Marcum and Permelia Huff.
Died of pneumonia.
Gender: Female
Race: White
Age: 91
Birth Date: 7 Nov 1844
Birth Place: Scott, Tennessee
Death Date: 9 May 1936
Death Place: Whitley, Kentucky, USA
Father: Hiram C Marcum
Mother: Permelia Huff

  • Created by: A Shepherd
  • Added: 26 Sep 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 15900761
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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Julia Ann Marcum (7 Nov 1844–9 May 1936), Find A Grave Memorial no. 15900761, citing Highland Cemetery, Williamsburg, Whitley County, Kentucky, USA ; Maintained by A Shepherd (contributor 42054598) .