I have Martin Van Buren Roof, b.October 5, 1831, Elizabethtown, Hardin, Kentucky; d. February 24, 1927, Thomas, Custer, Oklahoma.Married Cynthia Ann Houchin, September 5, 1854, Edmonson County, Kentucky.Cynthia b. January 1, 1841, Kentucky.Her parents Francis Houchin b. ???? d. Abt 1840 and Lucinda Cynthia Thompson b. ???? d. ????.
Francis Houchin was the commanding officer of Company "H", 52nd Kentucky Mounted Infantry mustered into service in Franklin Kentucky March 3, 1864. Martin Roof was a Sergeant in Capt. Houchin's company.Also serving were Charles E., George W. and David H. Houchin.See http://www.civilwararchive.com/Unreghst/unkyinf5.htm#52ndhttp://www.civilwararchive.com/Unreghst/unkyinf5.htm#52nd for more information oh the 52nd.
Francis Houchin was the son of John Houchin.I descend from Ruby Ellen Roof, Martin's sister.