Answer: William Salem Stewart, son of Isaac and Elizabeth Stewart, grandson of Alexander Stewart.
William Salem Stewart, born in December 27, 1814, Knox County, Kentucky, married Sandra Branaham on August 31, 1840, died in June 26, 1891, Wildie, Rockcastle County, Kentucky. Garnard Martin reports that “William was a southern sympathizer and traded mules, food and supplied with the Confederates. He moved to Clear Creek, near Wilde, about 1861. He ran turkeys through warm tar and sand to give them a coating on their feet, then marched them to the Kentucky River and placed them on a boat.” Martin at 165. William’s son, Augustus W., of Paint Lick, Garrard County, Kentucky, died in the early fall of 1946 at the age of 97. It was reported that “Gus was a fine old Kentucky gentleman and was well and active when the editor of the Stewart Clan Magazine visited him in October, 1942.” See Stewart Clan Magazine, page 184 (April 1947). Decker notes that William Stewart was indicted for treason during the Civil War for his southern support. Decker at pages 119-120. We do not know whether he was ever tried.
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