James Shootman

Born in Campbell Co., TN 1840 or 1843. Moved to Clinton Co, KY c. 1848 where he appears on the 1850 Census. On the 1860 Census, James does not appear in Ky. He joined J. M. Alexander's Company 2 Oct 1862 in Mossy Creek, Jefferson Co., TN. for 3 years or the war. Captured at Big Black, 17 May 1863. Then sent to Ft. Delaware, DE. Sent to City Point, VA for exchange in July 1863, but sent back to Ft. Delaware.

Released on Oath 27 Apr 1865. Moved to Casey Co., KY after the war and lived a short time with his uncle, Calvin H. Jeffers who was formerly a sergent in Co. H, 3rd Ky Inf. US. Calvin lived on Shuck's Creek where James meet Betsy King. James married Betsy A. King in 1870. In 1872, his father-in-law, Samuel King, gave 75 acres to James and Betsy on Shuck's Creek in Casey County. In 1914, they deeded the land to their children. James died 4 Jan 1916. He is buried in Poplar Grove Cemetery on Chelf Ridge in Casey Co where his wife is interred. Neither have stones, but a Veteran's Administration stone is ordered for James.(6)

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