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L. Shadrach Futrell (1831–1906), continued


1862 at Panola, Mississippi, as a private in Company B of the 14th. Battalion of Mississippi Light Artil- lery. His compiled service record indicates that he was not the L. Shadrach Futrell from Trigg County, Kentucky. Muster rolls show that the L.S. Futrell of the 14th Battalion was a patient at the Marine hospi- tal in Vicksburg on 28 February 1863. He signed his ‘X’ to the oath of allegiance and was paroled from the hospital on 17 July 1863.34 An A.T. Futrell who served alongside him in the same unit died at Can- ton, Mississippi, in 1863.35

Post War Years L.S. Futrell was an avid family historian. He col- lected and preserved many of the daily records of the Futrells who left Northampton County, North Carolina, in 1803, and settled on Donaldson Creek in Christian County, Kentucky.36

L.S. Futrell manufactured and sold Wesson’s Fire Place Fenders in Trigg County’s Washington Grange district; he acquired patent rights to the product from H.C. Wesson of Fulton, Kentucky, on 14 No- vember 1876.37

Charity Futrell died of cancer at their Laura Fur- nace home in 1885.38 L.S. Futrell married Mrs. Mary Sholar, a widow, on 14 December 1886, at Trigg County.39 There were no children by this marriage which ended by divorce in 1900.40 L.S. Futrell sold the old Ricks Futrell homestead that Charity had inherited to Alex Heathcock in 1901.41

L.S. Futrell left Trigg County in 1905. He joined his son, Isaac Rix (Ike) Futrell, of Stone County, Ar- kansas, in Texas. The Cadiz Record of 13 April 1905 reprinted a story from The Garland News which told of their move to Garland, Texas, where Ike’s son, Jabe Futrell, lived. The article indicated that L.S. and Ike Futrell were living at S.E. Alexander’s residence on Duck Creek at Garland.42

L.S. Futrell wrote the Futrell Family Record on 24 October 1905 at Jabe Futrell’s home at Garland.43 Soon thereafter, he and Ike moved to nearby Rock- wall, Texas. L.S. Futrell died at Rockwall, at age sev- enty-four, on 17 September 1906;44 he was buried in the Rockwall City Cemetery.45 His obituary in The Rockwall Success mentioned his service in Company D of the Second Kentucky Cavalry.46 Ike Futrell hand carved a native stone slab to mark the father’s grave.47 The old stone remains, but is illegible; the

Document showing muster of Shadrack Futrill in Clark’s Artillery.

writer placed a bronze Veterans Affair marker at the foot of the grave in 1994. It outlines his Confederate military service.

Mrs. Viola (Futrell) Bailey of Hopkinsville, Ken- tucky, L.S. Futrell’s granddaughter, had two photo- graphs of him:

1. A tintype that was made in the 1860s or


2007 Kentucky Ancestors V42-4

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