Hello, my name is Frank Lee. According to a widow's pension application filed by my ggrandmother from Denton co. Texas in 1891, her husband, my ggrandfather William O. Lee
enlisted at Trading Post Kansas with Co. F of the Sixth regiment of Kansas Volounteer Cavalry.We have not been able to verify this information as of yet with the National Archives, but we are working on it.William O. Lee was born in Illinois about 1834 and married Ellender Jane Burnett in Bates County Missouri in 1858. Ellen was the aunt of the famous Samuel Burk Burnett of the Four Sixes Ranch of central and West Texas.William, Ellen, and four children were living in Newton County Mossouri in 1861. We have deduced that since he was from Illinois he had sympathis for the Union, and that part of Missouri was a bad place for Unionists and their families, so William took his family to Kansas for safe-keeping and joined the Kansas Cavalry.Ellen's application states that William was honorably discharged in 1865. They went to Crawford County Arkansas next and lived a number of years having several more children. They next show up in Fannin County Texas where their last child was born. William died in Fannin County Texas the year 1881. Feel free to use this info or not use as you wish. As you probably are aware, there were a couple of instances during the War when the Sixth lost all of their company records in engagements with the enemy.
evidently these records were never recovered, and it is causing us some difficulty in getting our ggrandmother's
statements verified, but we are working on it and hope to succeed vey soon. Bye for now, Frank.