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Cooke Guyn

Obituary of Robert Newton Guyn, Lee's Summit, Missouri.

Robert Newton Guyn, member of the 8th Kentucky Cavalry with Col. R. S. Cooke, died at Lee's Summit, Mo., on the 10th of January, 1916. Mr. Guyn was born in Woodford County, Ky., on April 29, 1839. In August, 1862, he volunteered in Company B, 8th Kentucky Cavalry, and was a faithful, earnest, conscientious, and brave soldier. He was service with Gen. John H. Morgan and rode with that gallant soldier wherever duty called. He was in the engagements which made Morgan's command famous. At Hartfield and on the Christmas raid in 1862 and in all the engagements in Middle Tennessee during the spring and summer of that year he acquitted himself as a brave and gallant soldier. He was captured on the Highway and remained in prison until near the close of the war, when he was exchanged.

He married Miss Drake and moved to Missouri, and at the time of his death he was engaged in the grocery business at Lee's Summit. He is survived by his wife and two children. Modest, reserved, loyal, true, honest, and kind in all the relations of life, he passed away respected and honored by all who knew him.

SOURCE: Confederate Veteran Magazine, April, 1916.

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