John Silvers 1845-1879 Pulaski Co KY and John Silvers Jr.
From "Pulaski County Historical Research Book II (Revised), no date or publisher. Somerset, KY. Page 147
"An interesting and active resident, although not a native, was John Silvers, a deputy county clerk who was born in Mason [Macon?] County, Missouri, March 22, 1845. He was a son of John and Polly (Shadoan) Silvers. John Silvers, Sr. was born in Pulaski County, Kentucky in 1809, was a carpenter by trade and also did some farming. He died December 10, 1879. He was a strict member of the Baptist Church for most of his life. He was a son of William Silvers, a native of Virginia [N.C.?}, who was an early settler in Pulaski County, Kentucky. Polly (Shadoan) Silvers was also born in Virginia and settled on the Cumberland River with her parents. Her father was William Shadoan, a farmer. John Silvers Jr. was of Irish extraction on his father's side and French on his mother's. He settled in Pulaski County, Kentucky with his parents, in 1858, receiving his education in the common schools and at the Masonic College, Somerset. On September 1, 1861, he enlisted in the Federal Army, Company C, Third Kentucky Infantry, under the command of Colonel Thomas E. Barmlette and Captain D. H. Denton. He served until November, 1862, when he was appointed regimental bugler, and performed in this capacity until October 13, 1864, when he was mustered out at Louisville, Kentucky. He immediately returned to Somerset, and in March, 1865, enlisted in a company of State Troops, remaining until July of the same year. He engaged in farming and teaching school from 1865 to 1871. In the latter year he became salesman in a general store in Somerset, where he remained until 1875, when he took a position with Trabue and Company, a wholesale dry goods firm in Louisville, Kentucky where he was occupied until 1878. Then he returned to Somerset to become deputy county clerk and served from 1878 to 1882, and at the August election, 1882, was elected jailor and served a term of four years. He then returned to the duty of deputy county clerk under John S. May. On December 20, 1866, John Silvers married Charity Sloan of Pulaski County, Kentucky, a daughter of James and Sarah (Hail) Sloan. There were five children born to this union: Mary A., Sarah B., Isadora, William E. and Charles E.Silvers was a member of the G.A.R. [Grand Army of the Republic], holding the position of officer of the day of C. A. Zachery Post No. 20, department of Kentucky, and assistant inspector of the department of Kentucky. Politically he was a Republican."