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Isom H Caudill and
Elizabeth Eliza Back

Isom H Caudill b Dec 1825 Perry Co KY d 13 Jun 1900; s/o Henry Caudill Sr and Phoebe Jane Strailer. Isom H Caudill m. about 1837 to Elizabeth Eliza Back b 18 Apr 1820 Harlan Co KY d 1 Mar 1894; d/o Henry Back and Susannah Maggard. (1850 Letcher Co KY Census and 1860 Letcher Co KY Census). Children of Isom F Caudill and Elizabeth Eliza Back;

1. Henry Caudill b about 1840 KY

2. Samuel B Caudill b 10 Mar 1844 Letcher Co KY d 6 Jan 1883 Letcher Co KY; age 38; buried Rich Whitaker Cemetery, Letcher Co KY; m. Mary Ann Polly Eldridge b 1847 KY; d/o Levi Eldridge and Easter Caudill. Samuel Caudill was in Co B 13 KY Cav, CSA. Children of Samuel B Caudill and Mary Ann Polly Eldridge;

i. Elizabeth Caudill b 22 Dec 1866 ii. Jesse Caudill b 10 Mar 1868 iii. John A Caudill b about 1872 iv. Levi S Caudill b 12 Dec 1874 v. Esther Caudill b about 1877 vi. Marinda Caudill b 10 Apr 1880

ii. Jesse E Caudill b 10 Mar 1868 KY 21 Mar 1932; died of acute labor pneumonia; m. 1889 to (1) Cynthia Ann Back b 5 Oct 1875 d 5 Aug 1908; age 32; buried Meatscaffold Cemetery, Gauge, Breathitt Co KY; d/o John Carson Back and Catherine Back. Jesse E Caudill m. 1902 to (2) Lydia Margaret Cox b 4 Aug 1881 d 28 Sept 1927; died of paralitic stroke; age 46; buried Hampton Cemetery, Letcher Co KY; d/o Ambros Cox and Urena Mullins.

iii. John A Caudill b about 1872

iv. Levi S Caudill b 23 Dec 1874 Letcher Co KY d 20 Mar 1955 Eubank, Pulaski Co KY; died of coronary heart disease; buried Clear Fork Cemetery, Lincoln Co KY; occupation, coal miner; m. 30 Sept 1895 Letcher Co KY to Phoebe Caudill b 2 May 1878 d 10 Jul 1939 Dalna, Letcher Co KY; died of cerebral hemorrhage with paralysis; buried Back Cemetery, Hot Spot Letcher Co KY; d/o Lewis E Caudill and Mary Caudill Caudill. Children of Levi S Caudill and Phoebe Caudill; I. Louisa Caudill; m. Male Watkins ii. Mary Caudill; m. Male Watts iii. Clarinda Caudill b 9 Jan 1904 d 28 Sept 1971; buried Dixon Cemetery, Jeremiah, Letcher Co KY; m. Willie J Back b 30 Dec 1900 d 6 Dec 1963; buried Dixon Cemetery, Jeremiah, Letcher Co KY; findagrave 137921350; s/o Benjamin D Back and Nancy Caudill iv. Lewis D Caudill b 11 Jul 1907 Letcher Co KY d 16 Aug 1969 Seymour, Jackson Co IN; buried Valley Home Old Regular Baptist Cemetery, Freetown, Jackson Co IN; m. 1928 to (1) Edna Green b ? d 1943. Lewis D Caudill m. 1945 to (2) Doris Hamilton. v. Howard Caudill vi. Bennie Caudill.

v. Esther Caudill b about 1877

vi. Marinda Caudill b 10 Apr 1880

3. David Daniel Caudill b 15 Mar 1846 Letcher Co KY d 10 Oct 1921 Letcher Co KY; m. 28 Oct 1868 to Margaret Peggy Sumner b about 1846 Letcher Co KY; d/o John Sumner and Nancy Hampton.

4. Susannah Sukie Caudill b 18 Apr 1848 (or 3 Apr 1847) KY d 14 Aug 1925; m. 28 Feb 1867 to William B Mountain Bill Caudill (aka Cow Mouthed Bill) b 23 Apr 1845 d 18 Jan 1929 Letcher Co KY buried Nancy Back Cemetery Letcher Co KY; s/o James W Limber Jim Caudill Sr and Elizabeth Betsy Mullins. Children of William B Mountain Bill Caudill and Susannah Sukie Caudill;

i. Isom H Caudill b 9 Feb 1868 Letcher Co KY d 18 Feb 1919 Letcher Co KY.

ii. Tessy Caudill b 1869 KY

iii. James W Caudill b 3 May 1870 Letcher Co KY d 7 Nov 1953 Jeremiah, Letcher Co KY

iv. Elizabeth Caudill b 14 Feb 1872 Letcher Co KY d 3 Jun 1912; m. 8 Dec 1892 to Henry M Dixon b 3 Oct 1872 d 30 Dec 1960; s/o Jeremiah Jerry Dixon and Phoebe Caudill. Henry M Dixon m. 15 Apr 1918 to Esther Caudill b 15 Oct 1856 Letcher Co KY. Henry M Dixon m. 4 Apr 1921 to Rebecca Day d 8 Jun 1838.

v. Nancy Caudill b Mar 1874 Letcher Co KY d 15 Mar 1874 Letcher Co KY

vi. Winifred Caudill b 23 May 1875 Letcher Co KY d 20 Feb 1962; m. Jesse Caudill b 8 Jul 1869 Jeremiah, Letcher Co KY d 3 May 1940; s/o Henry M Dickie Henry Caudill and Sarah Sally Eldridge.

vii. David Caudill b Jan 1878 Letcher Co KY d 17 Aug 1941 Letcher Co KY; m. 14 Jul 1896 Letcher Co KY to Lidy Margaret Caudill b 1871 Jeremiah, Letcher Co KY. Children of David Caudill and Lidy Margaret Caudill;

I. Ida Caudill b 1900 KY

II. John P Caudill b 19 Jul 1902 Letcher Co KY

III. William Curtis Caudill b 3 Apr 1905 Whitesburg, Letcher Co KY; d 20 Oct 1982 Whitesburg, Letcher Co KY; m. 18 Oct 1921 Isom, Letcher Co KY to Mary Susan Hyden b 6 Jan 1902 Greenwood, KY d 12 Apr 1965 Whitesburg, Letcher Co KY; d/o Mitchel Hyden and Birdie Lin Fletcher. Children of William Curtis Caudill and Mary Susan Hyden; 1. Irene Caudill b 18 Oct 1922 Letcher Co KY 2. Gladys Caudill b 19 May 1924 Letcher Co KY 3. James Caudill b 10 May 1926 Letcher Co KY 4. Mildred Caudill b 13 Apr 1930 Letcher Co KY 5. Mavis Jean Caudill b 30 Apr 1934 Whitesburg, Letcher, Co KY 6. Lucille Jennie Caudill b 13 May 1938 Letcher Co KY 7. Isaac Caudill b 17 Dec 1939 Letcher Co KY 8. Woodrow Caudill b 22 Jun 1942 Letcher Co KY 9. Elizabeth Caudill b 23 Apr 1943 Letcher Co KY

IV. Charles Caudill b 1910 KY

V. Essie Caudill b 1913 KY

viii. John M Caudill b 30 Aug 1879 Letcher Co KY d 19 Sept 1907; m. 12 Nov 1889 to Mary Jane Hampton b 25 Sept 1874 Letcher Co KY d 31 Oct 1947. John M Caudill m. 23 Jul 1896 to Nancy Caudill b 16 Feb 1879 KY d 16 Sept 1937 d/o Henry B Tremblin' Henry Caudill and Louise Sumner.

ix. Polly Ann Caudill b 23 Jan 1882 Letcher Co KY d 26 Apr 1963 Letcher Co KY; m. 17 Oct 1903 to Solomon Caudill b 10 Sept 1875 Letcher Co KY; s/o John W Caudill and Elizabeth Sumner.

x. Lucinda Caudill b Jan 1884 Letcher Co KY d 15 Jun 1950 Kings Creek, Letcher Co KY

xi. Alta Caudill b Jan 1886 Letcher Co KY

xii. Peggy Caudill b Apr 1890 Letcher Co KY d 14 Jan 1916 Letcher Co KY

5. Phoebe Caudill b 1851 KY

6. Frances Fanny Caudill b 2 Apr 1853 Letcher Co KY; m. 6 Sept 1873 Letcher Co KY to Thomas A Tom Dixon b 7 Sept 1851 Letcher Co KY d 27 Feb 1931; s/o James Dixon and Susannah Caudill.

7. John B Caudill b 3 Mar 1855 Letcher Co KY; m. Martha Caudill b 1 May 1856 d 5 Mar 1938; d/o Wilburn E Caudill and Nancy Caudill.

8. Unnamed Female Caudill b 1856 Letcher Co KY d 1856 Letcher Co KY

9. Lewis Jesse Caudill (twin) b 28 Apr 1857 Letcher Co KY; m. 18 Mar 1875 Letcher Co KY to Sarah Banks b 18 Feb 1859 d Aug 1938; d/o Harrison Banks and Sarah Emaline Pridemore.

10. Winnie Jane Caudill (twin) b 28 Apr 1857 Letcher Co KY

11. Nancy Caudill b 20 Mar 1859 Letcher Co KY; m. 3 Oct 1882 to Jeremiah P Dixon b 22 Jan 1856 Letcher Co KY d 7 Aug 1932 Letcher Co KY; s/o James Dixon and Susannah Caudill. Jeremiah Dixon m. 1921 to Mary Caudill b 5 Dec 1881 d 29 Nov 1930 Letcher Co KY; d/o James Dixon J D Caudill and Nancy Caudill.

12. Mary Polly Caudill b about 1862; m. 8 Jul 1878 to Richard P Hampton b Dec 1860 KY d 19 Dec 1941 Letcher Co KY; s/o Solomon Hampton and Margaret Peggy Maggard. Children of Richard P Hampton and Mary Polly Caudill;

i. James W Hampton b 6 Jan 1878 d 1907; m. 8 Sept 1897 to Susanna Caudill b 31 May 1881 Doty Creek, Letcher Co KY d 26 Mar 1967 Pulaski Co KY; d/o Henry B Trembling Henry Caudill and Louise Sumner. Children of James W Hampton and Susanna Caudill

I. Richard Hampton b 20 Mar 1904 d 10 Feb 1930 Blackey, Letcher Co KY

II. Oma Hampton b 28 Jan 1907 d Feb 1987 Whitesburg, Letcher Co KY; m. Johnny Fields.

III. Wilson Hampton b 11 Oct 1908 d 6 Apr 1976; m. Catherine Dixon b 4 Dec 1889 d 18 Apr 1983 Blackey, Letcher Co KY; d/o Wilborn H Dixon and Louisa Cornett.

IV. Henry Hampton b 4 Mar 1911 d Sept 1983 Scottsburg, IN; m. 20 Mar 1919 to Arminta Witt b 15 Apr 1898 d 22 Jun 1978 Scottsburg, IN; d/o Thomas J Witt and Elizabeth Campbell.

ii. David Hampton b 7 Mar 1884 Letcher Co KY d 4 Mar 1919; m. Betty Lee Whitaker b 24 Jun 1886 d 27 Sept 1964; d/o Allen Hayden Whitaker and Nancy Jane Caudill. Children of David Hampton and Betty Lee Whitaker;

I. Henry Hampton b 21 Jan 1909 d 21 Jun 1980 Letcher Co KY; m. 19 Oct 1931 to Stella Jane Caudill b 27 Nov 1915 d 19 Apr 1997; d/o Wesley Caudill and Millie Whitaker.

Richard P Hampton m. about 1886 to Nancy Sumner b Sept 1868 KY. Children of Richard P Hampton and Nancy Sumner;

i. Silva Hampton b Feb 1887

ii. Elizabeth Hampton b Apr 1888

iii. John S Hampton b Apr 1889

iv. Katherine Hampton b Apr 1893; m. Arch Bryant; Children of Arch Bryant and Katherine Hampton;

I. Dailey Bryant b 20 Feb 1922 Letcher Co KY d 7 Jun 1988; m. Lucy Hensley b 28 Mar 1917 d 16 Mar 2006

II. Arch Bryant b 15 Aug 1928

III. Female Bryant; m. Charles Lawson.

v. Solomon Hampton b Jan 1895

vi. Henry Hampton b Oct 1897

vii. Anna May Hampton b About 1902; m. Archie Jones b 1921. Children of Archie Jones and Anna May Hampton;

I. Estel Jones b about 1918

II. Maxie Jones


1850 Letcher Co KY Census
23 23 Caudill Isom 24 M W Farmer 50 KY
23 23 Caudill Elizabeth 30 F W KY
23 23 Caudill Henry 11 M W KY
23 23 Caudill Samuel 6 M W KY
23 23 Caudill Susan 2 F W KY
23 23 Caudill David 4 M W KY


1860 Letcher Co KY Census
277 277 Caudill Ison 34 M W Farm Labor 500 825 KY
277 277 Caudill Elizabeth 40 F W KY
277 277 Caudill Henry 20 M W KY
277 277 Caudill Samuel 16 M W KY
277 277 Caudill David 14 M W KY
277 277 Caudill Susan 12 F W KY
277 277 Caudill Phoeba 9 F W KY
277 277 Caudill Fanny 7 F W KY
277 277 Caudill John 5 M W KY
277 277 Caudill Lewis 3 M W KY
277 277 Caudill Jane 3 F W KY
277 277 Caudill Nancy 1 F W KY


1870 Letcher Co KY Census
79 79 Caudill Isom 45 M W Farmer 400 800 KY Can't read/write
79 79 Caudill Elizabeth 50 F W Keeping House KY Can't write
79 79 Caudill Fanny 17 F W KY Can't read/write
79 79 Caudill John 15 M W KY At school
79 79 Caudill Winney 13 F W KY at school can't write
79 79 Caudill Lewis 13 M @ KY at school can't write
79 79 Caudill Nancy 11 F W KY at school can't read/write
79 79 Caudill Sarah 9 F W KY
79 79 Caudill Mary 8 F W KY

80 80 Caudill David 24 M W Farmer 200 150 KY
80 80 Caudill Margret 24 F W Keeping House KY Can't read/write

81 81 Caudill William 26 M W Farmer 200 125 KY
81 81 Caudill Susan 22 F W Keeping House KY Can't write
81 81 Caudill Isom 2 M W KY
81 81 Caudill James 1/12 M W KY May


Obituary: Lewis D Caudill
11 Jul 1907 - 16 Aug 1969

Lewis D Caudill dies at Seymour (IN). Seymour -- Lewis D. Caudill, 62 died Saturday night at the home of a son, Walter B. Caudill, in Seymour after a 6 week illness. A Kentucky native, he was a retired coal miner. The funeral will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at the home of the son with the Rev. Melvin Watts of Letcher county in Kentucky in charge of the rites. Burial will be at the Baptist cemetery, south of Freetown, and the American Legion will conduct graveside military rites. Persons may call at the Caudill home now. Arrangements for the funeral were made by Zabel funeral home in Brownstown.

Mr. Caudill was born July 11, 1907, in Letcher county, Kentucky, the son of Levi and Phoebe Caudill. In 1928 he married the former Edna Green who died in 1943. In 1945 he married the former Doris Hamilton who survives and resides in Cincinnati (Ohio). Also surviving are two stepsons, Clyde Allen of Muncie (IN) and Richard Allen of Burwick, Pa., and five daughters, Mrs. Larry Bradford of Blocher, Mrs. Theodore Haupt in Germany, Mrs. Ronald Shortwell of Muncie, Miss Virginia Caudill and Miss Nancy Ann Caudill, both of Cincinnati; a sister, Mrs. Clarinda Back of Freetown, and 13 Grandchildren.

Mr. Caudill was a member of the Old Regular Baptist church of Indian Bottom, Ky., and was a veteran of the second world war. He moved to Indiana in 1951.


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