Isaac Columbus York Sr. is my mother's father's father or simply my great-grandfather.
By trade Isaac was a carpenter and a good wood craftsman. At the age of 22, he decided to enlist in the US Army. He enlisted for three years.
After passing his physical examination and aptitude tests with good remarks in Greensboro, NC he joined Troop A 14th. Regiment US Army in Fort Leavensworth, KS. Later he was sent to UT, joining the 15th. Cavalry Medical Corp. Troop F Regiment (Refer NO NBAN W01729129).
Isaac's parents in the interim had moved to Iredell County, NC. Isaac met and married a beautiful Southern Belle. A young girl at 15 years old. Isaac was 27. They lived in Statesville, NC Muskogee, OK, Kansas City, MO Stokesdale, NC, Oak Ridge, NC King, NC and at last in 1928 they bought 72 acres, with a house, a large barn, corn crib, Hen-house, harness building, a big garden space fenced, a Blacksmith's shop, and a beautiful flowing spring down under the hills. This plantation was the home of 13 children.
Few years later, 1932, Isaac died leaving the total responsibilities on his widow. The caring for the children, ages ranging from one to twenty-two, learning to grow tobacco, and all. It took some time, but the farm was eventually paid.