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Elk Falls, Ks., is the site of a cemetery with a much larger population than the town.  At the back are buried 6 colored soldiers, who died while camped there due to illness.  There are no names but stones were erected which read simply "A Soldier."  They deserve to be honored.  Perhaps there is some way to determine their identities?  Thank you.
This was sent to me, if you have information about these men please email me kwh.
J.W.PHILLIPS  He is buried in the Cresco cemetary around 1925-26.
He was born in Tennesse around 1833-34. He served with the confederate army during the winter of 1863.  He lived around Sevary in 1885.  His wife's given name was Ella.  He had 2 brothers.  He had 2 sons James and William Thomas;2 daughters one of which lived in Fredonia,Ks.   Thank you-Sharon Sherwood  Great Great Grand Daughter, I am trying to find information re: my great great grandfather
Sgt John Abbott, Company B, 79th Illinois Volunteers.   Served from 1 June 1862 to 29 June 1865.  Captured 21 Dec 1862, Battle of Stones River, Mursfreeboro, Tennessee.  Held prisoner in Richmond, Virginia, and paroled  3 February 1863.  Returned to Company B, 15 June 1863. Transferred to Veterans Reserve Corps (Invalid Corps) 28 August 1863. He was hospitalized on several occasions for chronic rheumatism and was discharged 29 June 1865. He was born in Lycoming County, Pennsylvania, 6 June 1825, and moved to Illinois during the 1840s.  After the Civil War, in 1870, with his two sons and several other young men, he moved from Douglas County, Illinois, and homesteaded land about five miles East of Howard, Kansas, on Busby Road.  He returned to Illinois and on 30 October 1872, he married Ruthinda Webb, who returned to Kansas with him. Together they had six children John, Elizabeth, Esta and Etta (twins), Walter, and Lenora.  He died at the home of his daughter Esta Kingsley in Howard, Kansas, 21 September 1917.  His funeral service was held Sunday, 23 September 1917, at the Howard Methodist Episcopal Church.
He is buried in Space #4 of the Abbott plot, Grace Lawn Cemetery, Howard, Kansas.  There are no headstones for him or his wife Ruth (Webb) Abbott (25 Aug 1845-21 November 1924), who is buried in Space #3.  Several children are also buried in the Abbott plot. He is my Great Grandfather.  John Abbott.


Goodman Newton and the Olsen's.  I have a civil war photo of my great grandfather in the civil war.  His name was Goodman Newton.  The photo was taken in Ellsworth  County.  If anyone has any information on the Newton's or Olsen's.  Otto O. Olsen was from Salina and is my grandfather and married Hattie Newton.  They died in Salina in the 1950's.  Please respond to Captain Stephen H. Olsen  USCG Merchant Master

Presly Stuart CUNNINGHAM, Company B, 86th IL Infantry, b. 10 Apr 1831 Delaware, Delaware, OH; m. 22 Jun 1852 Delaware Co., OH to Mary Grimes FARIS; d. 31 Jul 1911 Ellsworth, Ellsworth, KS; buried 1 Aug 1911 Ellsworth, Ellsworth, KS. His son: Ernest Oakley CUNNINGHAM.  His grandson: Daniel Presley CUNNINGHAM.  His Great grandson: Maynard William CUNNINGHAM.  His Great-great granddaughter and grandsons: Jeanne Lee, Maynard Kent, Brent Lloyd and Mark William CUNNINGHAM. 
William Henry H. FARIS, 96th Ohio Infantry, b.19 Feb 1841 Delaware, Delaware, OH; d. 4 Apr 1916 Ellsworth Co., KS; buried 6 Apr 16 Buckeye Cemetery, Ellsworth.
Amzi McClaine FARIS, 11th IL Cavalry, b. 19 Jul 1842 Delaware, Delaware, OH; m. 8 Nov 1877 Etta Malvina HUGHES; d. 1929; buried 3 Feb 1929 Ellsworth, Ellsworth, KS. 
William FARIS, b. 21 Sep 1828 Ohio Co., WV; m. Matilda NICKOLS, 10 Nov 1853 Cardington, Delaware, OH; d. 25 May 1881; buried Buckeye Cemetery, Ellsworth Co., KS.
Matilda NICKOLS (Mrs. William FARIS) 27 May 1834 Cardington, Delaware, OH; d. 22 Aug 1883 Kanopolis, Ellsworth, KS.; buried Buckeye Cemetery, Ellsworth Co., KS.  
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Jeanne Lee Cunningham
932 Lawrence Avenue
Lawrence, KS 66049
(home) 785-841-0000 or 785-843-0000 or (work) 785-864-0355
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