John James Price

2nd Corporal

Co. L, 2nd Kentucky Cavalry

"Morgan's Raiders", CSA

By James M. Parkhill

311 Robins Dr.

Roswell, NM 88201

John James Price was the son of James J. Price and Malinda Wood Price. He was born on August 8, 1835 in Bowling Green, Warren Co., Kentucky. He died on May 4, 1913 and is buried in the Bethelehem Baptist Church Cemetery outside the City of Farmersville, Collin Co., Texas.

He married Mary "Mollie" Elizabeth Bradley who was born on August 4, 1845 in Wilson Co., Tennessee. She died on Dec. 4, 1927 in Farmersville, Collin Co., Texas and was buried in Bethelehem Baptist Church Cemetery.

They married Feb. 7, 1867 Richilieu, Warren Co., Kentucky. Their children's names were:

1. Lillie A. Price

2. Isidora Dee Price

3. Lottie Lee Price "Parkhill"

4. Malinda Ann Price

5. Zelia Adeline Price

6. Sara Dee Price

7. James "Effie" Price (female)

8. John Eva Price (female)

9. William Ann Price (female)

10. Lemuel Price (only son)

11. Fenis P. Kinamon (adopted) son

John James Price moved to Farmersville, Collin County, Texas. where he became a farmer. He was of the Baptist faith.

My great grandfather John James Price and his brother Thomas David Price were enlisted by Capt. Joe Desha in Co. L, 2nd Regiment of Colonel Basil Duke's 1st Brigade August 9, 1862 at Sparta, Tennessee. He was promoted 2nd Corporal Nov. 1, 1862. He was captured June 22, 1864 at Greensburg, Kentucky and was received as a Prisoner of War at Camp Morton, Indianapolis, Indiana July 17, 1864. He along with his brother Thomas David Price, who took care of Gen. Morgan's horse, and his brother-in-law William Bradley were all captured together. They were released on oath May 19, 1865.

There were a total of 173 men in Roster Roll of Company L, 2nd Regiment Cavalry. Company L commanded by Captain Breckinridge, was transferred to the 9th Kentucky, upon the organization

of that regiment was replaced by another, lettered similarly recruited in September 1862 and commanded by Captain Samuel D. Morgan. After my great grandfather was captured until the time Lincoln was killed, the prisoners of war were threatened many times, at gun point, at Camp Morton, "to keep their damn mouths shut," and were threatened to be killed when President Lincoln was shot.

The oath that he had to sign is as follows:

I, John J. Price, Co. L, 2nd Ky Cav. of the County of Warren, State of Kentucky do solemnly swear, in presence of Almighty God, that I will henceforth faithfully support protect and defend the Constitution of the United States, and the Union of the States thereunder; and that I will, in like manner, abide by and faithfully support all acts of Congress passed during the existing rebellion with reference to slaves, so long and so far as not repealed, modified, or held void by congress, or by decision of the Supreme Court; and that I will in like manner, abide by and faithfully support all proclamations of the President made during the existing rebellion having reference to slaves, so long and so far as not modified or declared void by decision of the Supreme Court; so help me God.

Signed: John J. Price

Subscribed and sworn to before me at Camp Morton, Ind. this 19th day of May, A.D. 1865.

The above-named has dark complexion, black hair, and blue eyes; and is 5 feet 7 1/2 inches high.

© Ron Brothers and James M. Parkhill. All Rights Reserved, 1999.

October 21, 1999

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