South Family Genealogy Forum
Samuel South, son of Jeremiah Weldon South
The eldest son of Col. Jeremiah Weldon South was Samuel South, born in Breathitt County, KY, in 1833 and who became his father’s partner. He was commissioned Colonel of Cavalry in the Confederate States Army and though General Bragg’s retreat from Kentucky prevented his raising his regiment, he served in the company commanded by his brother, W.T.B. [Sorry, I don’t have the actual name–perhaps someone can provide it] South of the Fifth Kentucky Regiment, Orphan Brigade. At the Battle of Chicamauga, he led the charge of his company and was severely wounded in the leg by a Minne ball. For his gallantry he was voted a Medal of Honor, the highest award for bravery a soldier can win. He died at his home, Roselawn, near Frankfort, 1899. His wife, Malvry Blackwell Jett, was a great-grandniece of Daniel Boone. Of this marriage there were nine children, six of whom survived to adult years. The eldest was Mary Ellen, wife of the late Dr. Enoch Edgar Hume of Frankfort; the second was Anne, wife of Stephen Fitz-James Trabue, Jr. of Louisville; the third was Jerry Curtis South, who served as Captain of Arkansas Volunteers in the Spanish-American War and was sometime Lieutenant-Governor of Arkansas and Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives, Washington, D.C.; the fourth was Martin Van Buren South of San Diego, CA; the fifth was Dr. John Glover South; and the sixth Gertrude, wife of Prof. Lindsey Blayney, Dean of Carleton College, Northfield, Minnesota.
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