Louis A. “Lewis” Farley

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Louis A. “Lewis” Farley

  • Birth 1828 Monroe County, West Virginia, USA
  • Death 17 Sep 1868 Beecher Island, Yuma County, Colorado, USA
  • Burial Fort Leavenworth, Leavenworth County, Kansas, USA
  • Plot Section C, site 1936
  • Memorial ID 3654651

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.

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  • Imported from: US Veteran's Affairs
  • Added: 3 Mar 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 3654651
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Louis A. “Lewis” Farley (1828–17 Sep 1868), Find A Grave Memorial no. 3654651, citing Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery, Fort Leavenworth, Leavenworth County, Kansas, USA ; Maintained by US Veterans Affairs Office (contributor 5) .