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Newton Current, obit 1/18/1910

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Newton Current, obit 1/18/1910

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Bourbon News, 1/18/1910


Newton Current, Confederate veteran and one among the bravest of General John Morgan's command, died suddenly at 4 o'clock Saturday afternoon at his home on North Main street. Mr. Current had been complaining for several months and while looking out a window said to his wife, who was near him, "I am dizzy," when he sank into her arms and expired.

Mr. Current was a son of the late Jesse Current of near Ruddle's Mills, this county, who reared a family of nine children. In 1862 Mr. Current, then a mere lad of 16 years, joined the Confederate army along with three other brothers, all of whom belonged to Company C., Capt. Harry Bedford, Fifth Kentucky Calvary, commanded by Col. Roy Cluke.

Mr. Current participated in all the engagements led by Gen. Morgan, and in 1863 at Bullington's Island, above Cincinnati, was taken prisoner and sent to Camp Chase, at Columbus, but was later transferred to Camp Douglas at Chicago, where he remained until the close of the war.

Mr. Current was in his sixty-fifth year and until recently enjoyed good health. He was employed for years as night watchman at the G. G. White Distilling Company in East Paris. He is survived by his wife, formerly Miss Green, of Nicholas county, and four daughters, Mrs. Bourbon Current of Richmond, Ky., Mrs, Ullman Lancaster, Mrs. Frank Redmon and Miss Anna Current, and one son, Mr. Harry Current.

The funeral services took place at the grave in the Paris Cemetery yesterday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, conducted by Elder Carey E. Morgan. The burial services were conducted by the Confederate veterans. The pall bearers were: Dan Isgrigg, Ollie Carter, C.F. Didlake, C.A. McMillan, Dr. C.J. Clarke and Sol Current.

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