1925 Biography - J Kuykendall

J. B. Kuykendall is a native of this county and a son of Major A. J. and Cynthia (Simpson) Kuykendall. He was born near Tunnel Hill in 1842, and enlisted in Company D., 31st Illinois Volunteer, 1861, when very young. He served as adjutant of his regiment with the army of the Tennessee, and took part in the battles of Belmont, Jackson and the sieges and capture of Vicksburg. He was later placed with Sherman’s command and honorably discharged as a lieutenant in 1864. He began soon after the war as a merchant in Vienna, but later entered the milling business, which he followed more than fifty years. He is at this writing a very active man of eighty-two years. He retired several years ago when his mill was destroyed by fire, from a very successful career. He is a Mason, a republican, and he and wife are members of the M. E. Church. For family (see Simpson).

Extracted 07 Feb 2017 by Norma Hass from 1925 A History of Johnson County, Illinois, by Mrs. P. T. Chapman, page 400.

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