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On the Steuben Co., IN, civil war memorial:
George Priest, 4th Mich. Inf.
Mathias Priest, 4th Mich. Inf.
William Priest, 29th Ind. Inf., Died in service
"In the 1860 census for Henderson Co., KY, George Madison Priest was listed as owning $60,000 of real estate, $15,000 of personal property, and with partners Bailey and Lambert, an additional $12,000 of real estate and $10,000 of personal property.He did not believe in secession, but was severly hurt financially by the civil war."
"George took title of his Uncle George's farm in Missouri to keep it from being confiscated in the Civil War, as his uncle was a confederate.He moved from Henderson in 1873, to Evansville, IN, to engage in a railroad enterprise, which led to financial problems (from a letter written by him to Uncle George Priest, April 10, 1874, in the Priest Genealogy)"