The Golladay Families in Kentucky


Kentucky Civil War book

Cover page from book The Union Regiments of Kentucky (1897). This book belonged to John Pearson Golladay with his signature at the top.


The Golladay family in Kentucky was located in three different areas:

1. THE GRAYSON COUNTY FAMILY OF FREDERICK GOLLADAY, JR.

Frederick was the grandson of Revolutionary War soldier Major David Golladay. This family supported the Union as Frederick's sons Thomas Benton Golladay and John Pearson Golladay served in the 27th Kentucky Infantry, USA.

2. THE TRIGG COUNTY AND WARREN COUNTY FAMILY OF SAMUEL GOLLADAY

Samuel was the son of Revolutionary War soldier Major David Golladay and the uncle of Frederick Golladay, Jr. of Grayson County.

3. THE LOGAN COUNTY FAMILY OF JACOB SHALL GOLLADAY

Jacob Shall Golladay was the son of Isaac Golladay of Lebanon, Tennessee. Jacob moved to Kentucky from Nashville in 1845. Before the Civil War, he was a follower of Henry Clay and was a member of the Whig party. In 1851, Jacob was elected to the Lower House of the Kentucky state legislature, and then in 1853, he was elected to the State Senate.

Even though Jacob was a slave holder, he remained loyal to the Union during the Civil War.


This page last updated on December 27, 2009