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Martin Luther Kiker (August 25, 1837 - July 1, 1921) served as a corporal in Company K, 13th Tennessee Volunteer Cavalry.

Martin Kiker, ca. 1910.

Personal life

Martin Kiker was born August 25, 1837 in Greene County, Tennessee to Johann/John and Mary (Wilhoit) Keicher. He married Nancy Matilda Parton (1832-1913) with whom he had eight children.[1]

Civil War service

Kiker enlisted as a private in Company K on October 1, 1863 in Camp Nelson, Kentucky for a period of three years and mustered in January 26, 1864 at Nashville, Tennessee. He was appointed corporal on July 21, 1864 to replace Jacob Willett who was promoted to quartermaster sergeant.

He is described as 25 years old, 5' 11" tall, dark complexion, black eyes, black hair, and by occupation a farmer.

Kiker is listed as present for duty for which muster roll records have survived.

Kiker mustered out with the regiment on September 5, 1865 at Knoxville. He had last been paid to August 31, 1864, owed $26.80 to the government for clothing, had been paid a $25 bounty, and was owed a $75 bounty.

Post-war life

Kiker applied for an invalid's pension on March 31, 1883. He died July 1, 1921 in Greene County and is buried at Love's Memorial United Methodist Church Cemetery in Greene County.


  1. 1900 U.S. Census, Civil District No. 3, Greene County, Tennessee.

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