Adair County

  In War 

Last edited 03/01/15


Your ancestor's Birth Date tells you which War he may have fought in. These are general guidelines as some men and women who served were younger or older and may fall outside these ranges.

Born 1726 - 1767:

Revolutionary War (1775-1783)

Born 1762 - 1799:

War of 1812 (1812-1815)

Born 1796 - 1831:

Mexican War (1846-1848)

Born 1811 - 1848:

Civil War (1861-1865)

Born 1848 - 1881:

Spanish-American War (1898)

Born 1849 - 1885:

Philippine Insurrection (1899-1902)

Born 1872 - 1900:

WWI (1917-1918)

Born 1872 - 1900:

WWI (1917-1918)

Born 1877 - 1925:

WWII (1941-1945)

Born 1900 - 1936:

Korean War (1950-1953)

Born 1914 - 1955:

Vietnam War (1964-1972)




An honorable listing of Adair Countians who have served in the Armed Services. This list will be updated and new information added. Great amount of information for Adair vets from all wars!!!


Scanned Copies of Revolutionary War Pensions

Adair County Revolutionary War Pension Applications

Revolutionary War or Military Services Pensioners from Adair County, KY

 Revolutionary War pension application for Thomas Cochran

1829 Militia Roll

Revolutionary War, Pension Records of Joshua Atkinson

Revolutionary War Records of Elisha Bailey

1835 Census of Revolutionary War Pensioners of Adair County

Revolutionary War Record of Jeremiah Ingram

Revolutionary War Soldiers of Adair County in the 1840 Census


- WAR OF 1812 -

Kentucky War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission


Pension Images for Warren Watson


Confederate Pensions from Adair County

1st Kentucky Brigade, Co. "F", 4th Regiment

Confederate Soldiers from Nelson County This list came from a combination of a list by George R. Mattingly published in the Kentucky Standard in 1904 and again in 1912. And one by Dr. A. H. Merrifield listing Confederate soldiers from Bloomfield, Kentucky also published in the Standard around 1903. Those lists were compiled by John B. Thomas who added some information from the Kentucky Adjutant General's book of Confederate servicemen and created the list posted here. This web site belongs to Mike Cain. Please thank him for his hard work!

Biography of Colonel Frank Lane Wolford (many links to additional material from this page)

Purchasing Civil War Documents

(This site is a link for your convenience. It is not endorsed in any way by this website or it's webmaster)

What is the GAR?

1st Kentucky Cavalry Memorial Photo

1st Kentucky Cavalry Dedication

John Crockett Kimbler Civil War Pension

Joel Hurt Civil War Pension

 Pleasant Sanders Monroe Civil War Pension

 William Henry Conover Civil War Pension

 Hiram Conover Civil War Pension

 Civil War Letters from William Henry Conover and Hiram J. Conover

USGenWeb Archives - Kentucky In the Civil War

 Civil War Records of David J. Reece Contributed By: Rhonda Van Iderstine

 9th KY Infantry

  Muster Out Rolls of  Company G, 9th KY Voluntary Infantry

  A Letter from Elza Creal Shepherd

Roster of the 13th Kentucky Calvary 

The roster of soldiers for the 13th Kentucky Calvary (Union Volunteers in
the Civil War) has been transcribed and donated to the Clinton County
Archives.  There are over 1700 soldiers' names from across the state listed.
Name, Unit, and Beginning and Ending Rank are recorded.

  Adair Guard Roster

  Disability Deposition of John M. Wilson

Deposition of George Keltner

Complete list of Companies for the 27th Kentucky Infantry

Civil War Pension Records of George W. McElroy

Civil War Papers of James E. Leftwich 

Civil War Events in Adair Co. & South-Central KY

Roll of Company "A" 13th KY Volunteer Cav.

  African American Union Sailor from Kentucky This database has 100s of Surnames!

  The Confederate Regiments of Kentucky

The 9th Kentucky Infantry Regiment - Civil War

The Civil War in Adair County

Civil War Pension for Widow of Isaac Keith


Spanish-American War, 13th Cav., Troop G



Adair County Soldiers of WWI  NEW!

WWI Draft Registration Cards

1917 World War I Draft Registration Records - Bailey, Bryant, Montgomery, Murrell & Patton Surnames

 Kentuckians Killed in WWI - By County


V-E Day 

Thoughts about the End of WWII NEW!


MIA Robert Conover Frazier

 Adair County Prisoners of War & News Stories of County Soldiers

Adair County Casualties - World War II

World War II Honor List of Dead and Missing Army and Army Air Forces Personnel  (this link was updated 7/29/07)

(I would *strongly* recommend reading the 'Foreword' to the Honor List (same for all states) and the 'Notice' for the Summary of War Casualties (same for all states) before attempting to search the listings)

State Summary of War Casualties from World War II for Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard Personnel  (this link was updated 7/29/07)

World War II Prisoners of War Data File Search Engine from the National Archives (this link was updated 7/29/07)

First Adair County Soldier Killed

Patriotic News From the Front  

The Adair County Honor Roll  

Kentucky In the Military - Post a query about your ancestor's Military service right here!



Adair Countians "Killed in Action" NEW

All Kentucky POW-MIA & Casualties of the Korean War

Korean War - Death Memorial