Pvt James Kip Baylor

Pvt James Kip Baylor

Illinois Civil War Detail Report

    Home • Departments • Archives • Databases • Illinois Civil War Detail Report ILLINOIS STATE ARCHIVESIllinois Civil War Detail ReportName BAYLOR, JAMES K Rank PVT Company I Unit 51 IL US INFPersonal Characteristics Residence BUCKHART, FULTON CO, IL Age 20 Height 5' 11 Hair BLACK Eyes BLUE Complexion DARK Marital Status   Occupation FARMER Nativity NJService Record Joined When FEB 25, 1865 Joined Where CANTON, IL Joined By Whom HENRY AUGUSTINE Period 1 YR Muster In MAR 10, 1865 Muster In Where CAMP BUTLER, IL Muster In By Whom   Muster Out SEP 25, 1865 Muster Out Where CAMP IRWIN, TX Muster Out By Whom CPT WILSON

    James Kip Baylor

      Baylor, James Kip—Civil War Pension Application, National Archives, Washington, DC:

      Born 15 October 1844 in Warren County, New Jersey. Married Nellie L. McCoy in

      Farmington (Fulton) Illinois on 10 February 1887. James was 43 years old at the time of

      his marriage. Nellie was born 14 September 1853. Their child: William McCoy born 13

      December 1887.

      He suffered a severe cold on a “steamboat or ship from New Orleans, Louisiana to

      Texas,” resulting in typhoid fever and leading to paralysis of the right side of his head

      and face with impairment to his eyesight, especially that of the right eye. He stated this

      was caused by sleeping on the top of the ship near the smokestack and the changes from

      extreme heat to cold resulted in a severe cold. At Texas he was taken to the hospital with

      acute pain in the back of his head and neck and stayed there for 6-8 weeks. “I had 2 large

      ‘gatherings’ one at the base of each ear which resulted in the paralysis of right side of my

      face, effecting my ear and eye. I cannot close my right eye.” –James K. Baylor, 1900

      In 1897 they resided in Norris (Fulton) Illinois. James died 13 January 1914 at Canton

      (Fulton) Illinois. Burial at Greenwood Cemetery (Fulton) Illinois.


        Willard M. Baylor

        Birth 13 DEC 1887 in Canton, Fulton County, IllinoisDeath 13 JAN 1933 in Canton, Fulton County, Illinois