Walker Fleming

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Christian County History Book of 1986
page 174, Sketch of William W. Fleming

Walker Fleming married Mary Lee Patillo, November 29, 1905. She was born
in Christian County, Kentucky, February 27, 1883, the daughter of John
H. Pattillo (1839-1914) a Virginia native, and member of Company "A" 56th
Virginia Infantry, C.S.A., who settled in " Little Flat Lick", south Christian
County after the War between the States, and married December 23, 1875,
Lydia Jane Barbee ( October 14, 1852 - January 6, 1933), a native of Virginia,
daughter of Edward and A. C. Barbee.

Walker and Mary Lee Pattillo Fleming had five children:
1. James Thomas "Tom" Fleming b: 12-9-1906
2. Katherine Fleming b: 1-12-1909
3. Mary Graham Fleming b: 12-1-1910
4. William Walker "Billy" Fleming, Jr. b: 8-29-1913 d: 7-7-1984
5. Mildred Jane Fleming b: 8-15-1917

In young manhood Walker Fleming was a member of Locust Grove Baptist Church,
but later became a member of McKenzie Kirk Presbyterian Church with his
wife and children. Walker Fleming died July 3, 1946 and Mary Lee Patillo
Fleming died February 25, 1953. They are buried at their homep[lace, now
owned by their daughter, Mrs. Mildred Cayce, south Herndon.

Stewart County History Book, Page 115

 Stewart County History Book, page 319


John Henry Pattillo at the age of sixteen, a resident of the State of Virginia, joined the Confederate Army. He fought the battles of Lookout Mountain, Missionary Ridge, Fort Henry and Fort Donelson. He was at Fort Donelson the day it was surrendered. Lydia Jane Pattilo, a native of Virginia, was educated in private schools
in Virginia. She graduated from Danville College, Danville, Virginia. She  often told her grandchildren of riding the train between Lynchburg and Danville on which, "The Wreck of the Old 97" occurred.

 After moving to Bennetstown, Kentucky to be near his Colonel (Col. John
Dickinson) J.H. Pattilo met Lydia Jane Barbee, who lived at Shady Grove, Kentucky. They were married December
23, 1875 and made their home at Bennettstown.


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