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  • ID: I1624
  • Name: Simeon ABSHIRE
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: APR 1833/34 in Franklin Co., VA or Boone Co., WV
  • Death: 25 SEP 1906
  • Reference Number: 73A7D
  • Note:
    .. from "The Abshire Family of Virginia and West Virginia" by James and Jean Abshire
    On November 6, 1861, Simeon enlisted in Company B. Eighth Regiment Mounted Infantry
    of the Union Army. He was wounded at the Salem raid, Dublin Depot and Mingo Flats. He
    also saw active duty at the batte of Droop Mountain and Cloyd Mountain. On January 26,
    1864, the Eighth became the Seventh West Virginia Volunteer Cavalry as West Virginia had
    become astate in 1863. Simeon was a farrier, who took care of the horses, even performing
    surgery, buch like a veterinarian.

    Simeon was dischardged at Charleston, West Virginia on August 1, 1865. His Civil War
    Pension papers state that he was 6'2" tall, fair skin, and had blue eyes and dark hair.
    Nell Martin and Grace Garner both said that Simeon was tall, broad shouldered and handsome.




    Father: John ABSHIRE b: 1807 in Franklin Co., VA
    Mother: Rhoda M. BOND b: DEC 1810

    Marriage 1 Telitha Jane BRIM b: 1835
      Children
      1. Has Children Lewis Griffin ABSHIRE b: FEB 1856 in Franklin Co., VA
      2. Has No Children Simeon Jr. ABSHIRE b: SEP 1863 in Boone Co., WV
      3. Has No Children Rhoda Hannah ABSHIRE b: 22 OCT 1866 in Sherman, VA
      4. Has Children Mary Lee ABSHIRE b: 1869
      5. Has No Children Alia Ann ABSHIRE b: 28 SEP 1872
      6. Has No Children Sarah M. ABSHIRE b: OCT 1876
      7. Has Children George ABSHIRE b: 10 NOV 1880
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