Samuel Gross

Private, Company B, 5th Kentucky Volunteer Infantry, CSA

As Researched by Stephen D. Bowling

Son of Thomas and Sarah (McIntosh) Gross

Born– June 1, 1846, in Breathitt County, Kentucky

1850 Breathitt County, Kentucky Federal Census
District 1, house 275-275
     Thomas Gross             25
     Sally Gross              25
          Levi Gross          6
          Samuel Gross        4
          William Gross       6 months
          Martha Stamper      72
1860 Breathitt County, Kentucky Federal Census
District 1, house #233-233
     Thomas Gross             34
     Sarah Gross              30
          Levi Gross          16
          Samuel Gross        14
          William Gross       10
          John Gross          8
          Peter Gross         5
          Simon Gross         3
          Curtis Gross        11 months
Military Service
Private, Company B 5th Kentucky Volunteer (Consolidated) Infantry, Confederate States Army.

Enlisted- 1862, September 11 at Jackson, Breathitt County, Kentucky for three years by Captain William T. B. South.
Present- 1862, September 18 - December 31
Absent- 1863, January and February- sisk at Stickleyville, Lee County, Virginia
Present- 1863, March - December
Paid- 1863, April 10 $22 for service from January 1, 1863-February 28, 1863.
Present- 1864, January-October
Surrendered- 1865, May 6 at Washington, Wilkes County, Georgia
Paroled- 1865, May 6 at Washington, Wilkes County, Georgia by Captain Lot Abraham. 
Samuel Gross’ parole was included in his 1915 Kentucky Confederate Pension Application as a verification of his service. It is the only copy from a Company B, 5th Kentucky (Consolidated) Infantry soldier known to exist.

Married– about 1867, to Jane Combs (1849 – 1933) in Breathitt County, Kentucky.  Daughter of Talton and Jemima (Spicer) Combs.

1870 Breathitt County, Kentucky Federal Census
Precinct 7, house #88-88, Post Office: Jetts Creek
     Samuel Gross             23
     Jane Gross               21
          Greenville Gross    2
          Sarah Gross         5 months
1880 Estill County, Kentucky Federal Census
Magisterial District 5, Miller’s Creek Precinct, house #43-43
     Samuel Gross             34
     Jane Gross               30
          Granville Gross     12
          Nanie Gross         8
          Leanna B. Gross     5
          Jemima L. Gross     2
1900 Estill County, Kentucky Federal Census
District 2, Miller’s Creek, house #184-184
     Samuel Gross             54        June 1845
     Jane Gross               50        November 1849
          Emma Gross          15        June 1884
          William B. Gross    13        October 1886
          John Gross          10        1899
          Melicia J. Gross    8         September 1891
          Stellie B. Gross    4         1896
1910 Clark County, Kentucky Federal Census
Goodes Precinct, house #78-78
     Sam Gross                63
     Jane Gross               61
          John Gross          20
          Stella Gross        14
Kentucky Confederate Pension
Pension Application #3395
Submitted September 28, 1915 in Clark County, Kentucky
Witnesses- Shadrack Thompson Caudil and Ambrose Watts
Pension- Awarded
1920 Clark County, Kentucky Federal Census
Goodes Precinct, house #96-96
     Sam Gross                73
     Jane Gross               71
          Alta Gross          6     Granddaughter
The Lexington Leader
Sunday, November 6, 1927
Section 4, page 2

Hospital Notes
"... Samuel Gross, 81, who had been a patient in the Clark County hospital has sufficiently improved so as to be taken home."

Died– 1927, December 10 at Log Lick in Clark County, Kentucky of bladder cancer.

Samuel Gross died on December 10, 1927. His Kentucky Death Certificate lists his cause of death as bladder cancer.

Buried– 1927, December 12 in the Log Lick Christian Church Cemetery, Log Lick, Clark County, Kentucky

Samuel Gross’ tombstones in the Log Lick Christian Church Cemetery near Right Angle, Kentucky.
Samuel Gross’ obituary was printed in the “Kidd Pike News” section of The Winchester Sun on Thursday, December 15, 1927.

© 2022 Stephen D. Bowling


About sdbowling

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