Joseph C. Fite, Jr.

Private, Company F, 5th Kentucky Mounted (Consolidated) Infantry

As Researched by Stephen D. Bowling

Son of Joseph C. and Nancy M. (Overly) Fite

Born– 1845, September 23- in Harrison County, Kentucky

1850 Harrison County, Kentucky Census
District 1, house #682-682
Joe Fightmaster			 34
Nancy Fightmaster		 28
	Jesse Fightmaster	 9
	Isabella Fightmaster	 7
	Joseph Fightmaster	 5
	Rebecca Fightmaster	 3
	Mary Fightmaster	 3 months
1860 Harrison County, Kentucky Census
District 2, house #239-239
Joe Fightmaster	                 46
Nancy Fightmaster		 39
	Jesse Fightmaster	 19
	Isabella Fightmaster	 17
	Joseph Fightmaster	 15
	Rebecca Fightmaster	 13
	Catherine Fightmaster	 11
	Mary Fightmaster	 8
	Benson Fightmaster	 6
	William Fightmaster	 3
	Perry Fightmaster	 1

Married– 1878 to Mary Ann “Polly” Israel (1856 – 1919), daughter of Moses and Eliza M. (Parr) Isreal.

1880 Grant County, Kentucky Census
House #47-48
Joseph Fight			34
Mary Fight			24
	Walter Fight		2
1900 Owen County, Kentucky Census
Jonesville Town Precinct, house #376-378
Joseph C. Fite			54  September 1845
Mary A. Fite			44  March 1856
	Walter Fite		11  November 1878
	Clarence Fite		15  April 1884
	Luther Fite		12  July 1887
	Marcy C. Fite		6   June 1895
1910 Owen County, Kentucky Census
Jonesville Town Precinct, house #
Joseph C. Fite			64
Mary A. Fite			50
	Clarence D. Fite	24
	Martin L. Fite		22
	Mary E. Fite		16

Pension– received a Confederate Pension in 1912 as a resident of Owen County, Kentucky

A great deal of confusion existed because Joseph Fite, Jr. and Joseph Fite, Senior both enlisted in the came company of the same regiment. Joseph Fite, Sr., died at a Confederate Hospital in Virginia in 1863.
The confusion continued as Joseph Senior died and Joseph Fite, Jr. survived the war and lived until 1924.
1920 Owen County, Kentucky Census
Jonesville Town Precinct, house #89-93
J. C. Fite			74
	Luther M. Fite		32

Died– 1924, April 24 of chronic nephritis at Poplar Grove, Owen County, Kentucky

Joseph C. Fite’s Kentucky Death Certificate.

Buried– 1924, April 26- International Order of Odd Fellows Cemetery, Owenton, Owen County, Kentucky

© 2022 Stephen D. Bowling


About sdbowling

Director of the Breathitt County Public Library and Heritage Center in Jackson, Kentucky.
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