• Kirk Jenkins

Remembering Private Addison Aaron Parker, Company A of the Fifteenth Kentucky


Addison Aaron Parker was born March 12, 1830 in Woodford County, Kentucky. He married Susan R. Whitaker in Shelby County on December 2, 1856. He was a veteran of the Utah War. Parker was 5’8”, with a dark complexion, dark eyes and dark hair. Private Parker was discharged December 30, 1864 in Madison, Indiana, on a certificate of disability based upon chronic rheumatism. Addison and Susan had four sons: William H. (1857-1939), John W. (1860-1943), James Dudley (1871-1923) and Walter J. (1874-1968). They had three daughters: Mary C. (1862-1880), Annie B. (1864-1890) and Sarah F. (1866-1945).

A frequent resident of the Soldier’s Home in Dayton, Ohio during his final years, Parker died of heart trouble on the evening of February 28, 1896 near Southville, Shelby County, Kentucky.


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