Name: Simeon ABSHIRE
Birth: APR 1833/34 in Franklin Co., VA or Boone Co., WV
Death: 25 SEP 1906
Reference Number: 73A7D
.. 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
Telitha Jane BRIM b: 1835
- Lewis Griffin ABSHIRE b: FEB 1856 in Franklin Co., VA
- Simeon Jr. ABSHIRE b: SEP 1863 in Boone Co., WV
- Rhoda Hannah ABSHIRE b: 22 OCT 1866 in Sherman, VA
- Mary Lee ABSHIRE b: 1869
- Alia Ann ABSHIRE b: 28 SEP 1872
- Sarah M. ABSHIRE b: OCT 1876
- George ABSHIRE b: 10 NOV 1880