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  • Writer's pictureKirk 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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Aug 13, 2021

August 12, 2021

Stumbled upon this while trying to find out where my GGGrandfather, Addison A. Parker and GGGrandmother, Susan (Whitaker) Parker are buried. I never knew what the A stood for in his name and I never knew he was a Private in the Fifteenth! I thank you for this article, it has been an absolute Jewel found in my searching!

Thank You So Much,

Rose Mary Cross, the daughter of

William Christopher Wall, the son of

Anna Miller Parker, the daughter of

James Dudley Parker, the son of

Private Addison Aaron Parker!

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