Isaiah Thomas ‘Kelly’ Hillis
Born on the 20 October 1839 in Warren Co, TN, the son of Isaac and Elizabeth (Drake) Hillis, he lived with his parents until the outbreak of war.
He secured a collegiate education at Burritt College, Van Buren Co, TN.
He enlisted on the 20 May 1861.
Name appeared on a register at Chimborazo Hospital #5 in Richmond, VA. for hepatitis admitted 19 December 1861 and released 20 December 1861 and during the first two years he was in feeble health, and in different hospitals - Huntersville, VA, Rockbridge, VA., and Columbus, MS.
Was listed as Sergeant on May 1862 muster but was listed as a Private on September 1862 muster
Mentioned as a waggoner with the Regiment in late 1864 when Hood entered Tennessee.
He Served until the end of the war and was paroled at Greensboro, N.C., 1 May 1865.
On his return he again lived with his parents until his marrage.
After his return from the war he lived with his parents until he married Mirandie Jane ‘Jennie’ Moore, born 2 April 1844 in White Co died 4 December 1925 in Warren Co, on the 23 December 1869. She was the daughter of Samuel Alexander and Mary (Templeton) Moore.
They had five children: Charley Mauzy; Mary M. 'Molly'; Ransom M(oore); Isaac H. 'Ike' and Mirandie Jane Hillis.
After the war he was a farmer in Warren Co, TN.
He was elected under the Democrats to the office of justice of the peace and other offices.
Pension number #W7875 was awarded.
He died on the 21 August 1916 and is buried in the Eureka Church of Christ Cemetery, Warren Co, with his wife.