Family Histories

Family Histories for the Rose and Kirkpatrick Families

Monday, March 16, 2015

Military Monday - William Harrison Stanfill, 7th Tennesee Infantry Volunteers, Union

William H. Stanfill was born in 1841 in Campbell, Tennessee to Sampson Stanfill and Rhoda Ellison.  He  married Rachel Lay at the age of 16 in 1857 and became the father to three children, a son and two daughters.  William enlisted in the Union army at the start of the Civil War, as did his brothers.  In June 1862 he became ill at camp in Barbourville, Kentucky with  "camp fever."  The hospitals were full and he was sent to his brother Hiram's home, where he died.  He is presumed to be buried somewhere in Whitley County, Kentucky, near the homes of his family in Campbell County.

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