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Henry Madison Hollenbeck - Buried in Holton Cemetary, Jackson County, KS. Born in Jackson County, IN, on June 1, 1835; married Sarah Ellen Watters on August 3, 1854, in Story County, IA; settled in Jackson County, KS in 1859.  Enlisted in Company B, 11th Kansas Cavalry, in Aug. 1862; participated in battles of Cane Hill and Prairie Grove; mustered out in Fort Leavenworth Sept. 1865.  Died on February 24, 1920, in Larkinburg, Jackson County, KS.  Chris Hollenbeck, Great Great Grandson
Greenberry Wheeler, buried in Wheatland Cemetery, Jackson County, Kansas. Born 29 May 1824, Kent Co. Delaware, died 4 July 1901, Whiting, Jackson Co. Kansas. Enlisted 12 Nov 1863 in the 1st Missouri State Militia Cavalry and served until medically discharged 28 April 1865.  Mr. Wheeler participated in numerous engagements in Missouri and Kansas, including actions at Lexington, Big Blue, Independence, State Line, Westport, Mine Creek, Little Osage River, Marias des Cygnes, and the Marmiton.  According to his obituary he was "many years a suffer, having contracted an affliction in the service of his country from which he was never relieved until the angel of death came to take him to his rest.  He was true alike to his church, his country, his family and his God." 2nd great grandfather Paul Grisham, San Antonio, Tx.
William Alfred Daniel, buried in Wheatland Cemetery, Jackson County, Kansas. Born 27 Jun 1835, Cass Co. Illinois, died 21 Dec 1899, Whiting, Jackson Co., Kansas.  Enlisted 3 Aug 1861 in the 23rd Missouri Volunteer Infantry and served until his discharge on 22 September 1864 nearly two months after his enlistment had expired.  Participated in Battle of Shiloh in April 1862. His regiment held a position in the Hornets Nest from 9:00 am until nearly 5:00 pm when they were forced to surrender after being surrounded. The regiment was exchanged later in the year.   William Daniel also saw action during the Atlanta Campaign at the battles of Peach Tree Creek and Jonesboro July - September of 1864. 2nd great grandfather, Paul Grisham, San Antonio, Tx.
Daniel Knowlton, is buried in Wildhorse cemetery in Jefferson County Kansas. He enlisted in Company K of the Indiana Volunteers Infantry on July 16, 1861.  He was wounded at the battle of Ft. Donnelson in Tenn on Feb 13, 1862.  He was discharged at Bolivar, Tenn on Sept 28, 1862. He was born in Monroe Co Ohio on January 1, 1839 and moved to Jefferson Co. Kansas in 1966.  He died February 9, 1923. My Great Grandfather, N5STAR

Catt, Alfred E. was born 12 Jan 1845 in Knox County, Indiana.  He was a farmer in Grasshopper Falls, Kansas, when at the age of 18 he joined Company E, 11th Regiment Kansas Cavalry (18 Apr 1864 assigned Company M) as a Private on 21 Mar 1864 at Lawrence, Kansas for 3 years.  Was at Battles of Lexington, Missouri (19 Oct 1864), Little Blue (21 Oct 1864), Big Blue (22 Oct 1864), Westport (23 Oct 1864), and Mound City (25 Oct 1864).  Mustered out at Ft Leavenworth, Kansas on 26 Sep 1865, he came home sick and gradually failed until his death less than a month later on 21 Oct 1865.  He is buried next to his father, William Catt, at Farrar Cemetary, Valley Falls, Jefferson County, Kansas. Jim Klingler
Catt, Joseph of Grasshopper Falls, Kansas at the age of 19 joined Company E, 1st Regiment Kansas Infantry on 29 May 1861.  He was killed in action 10 Aug 1861 at Battle of Wilson's Creek, Missouri.  Burial place unknown.  Probably buried at battlefield. Jim Klingler
Catt, William was born in July 1819 in Knox County, Indiana.  He and his family settled in Kansas in the Spring of 1855.  He was a farmer in Grasshopper Falls, Kansas, when at the age of 43 he joined Company I, 11th Regiment Kansas Cavalry as a Private on 2 Sep 1862 for 3 years.  His wife Emily Jane (Roderick) died 10 Oct 1863 while he was away in service.  He was afflicted with Typhoid fever at Prairie Grove, Arkansas and due to his disability he was mustered out at Shawnee Mission, Kansas on 17 Mar 1864.  He died 8 July 1904 at he age of 85.  He is buried next to his son, Alfred E. Catt, at Farrar Cemetary, Valley Falls, Jefferson County, Kansas.  
Jim Klingler 

Harrison, David, Co. R 23rd Iowa, buried Mankato, Jewell, KS
Alexander PEER/PIER 1806- 1888; Co.I, 37th Reg. Iowa Vol. Infantry. buried in the Webber Cemetery, Webber, Jewell Co. KS
Joshua Bryant PEER: 1843-1902; Co.K, 28th Iowa Vol. Infantry. buried in the Webber Cemetery, Webber, Jewell Co. KS   Twylah Lemargie
Henry McElroy Dillon Henry Dillon McElroy was a private in the 36th Ohio, serving at Antietam,
Chickamauga and Missionary Ridge.  He is buried west of Randall in the cemetery.  Both are my GG Grandfathers.  McElroy is my mother's G Grandfather, whose family settled south and west of Jewell. Darlene Smith

Mifflin Jennings, First Sergt., Co. "C" of the 11th Iowa Infantry, came to Ks in 1871, from Iowa.  He lived on a farm two miles SE of Webber, Kansas, (Jewell Co.) for the next 45 years.  He was also a preacher.  He is my paternal G G Grandfather.  The 11th Iowa was at Shiloh, Corinith, Vicksburg, Kennesaw Mountain, the Battles for Atlanta, Jonesboro, the March to the Sea, Savannah, and Bentonville.  He is buried in JEWELL County, at the cemetary two miles southeast of Webber, Kansas, I think it is Mt. Pleasant, Cemetery.   Darlene Smith 785-539-5505
Mifflin Jennings My GG Grandfather lived after the war in Jewell Co.  His diaries as an Iowan in the civil war are at the following link if you want to link to it: http://www.rootsweb.com/~ialcgs/mifflinj.htm
Ron Smith, Attorney
William A. BALES  Born, 7 Jun 1842, IA.  Served in Co. K, 7th Regt. Iowa Vol. Inf.   Died, 26 Jan 1911, Rubens, Jewell Co., KS.  Buried, Burr Oak Cemetery, Jewell Co., KS.  Mike Jacobs
Marion D. GRIMES  Born, 17 Aug 1844, (IA?).  Served in Co. K, 18th Regt. Iowa Vol. Inf.  Died, 13 Mar 1890, Mankato, Jewell Co., KS.  Buried, Mount Hope Cemetery, Mankato, Jewell Co., KS.  Mike Jacobs
George Washington MILLER  Born, 28 Jan 1836, Middletown, Delaware Co., IN.  Served in Co. K, 101st Regt. Indiana Vol. Inf.   Died, 14 Mar 1913, Montrose, Jewell Co., KS.  Buried, Pleasant View Cemetery, Montrose, Jewell Co., KS.  Mike Jacobs P.O. Box 3477 Tucson, AZ 85722
Oliver Perry WHITTED  Born, 27 Sep 1822, IA.  Served in Co. G, 32d Regt. Iowa Vol. Inf.  Died, 14 Aug 1897, Jewell Co., KS. Buried, Mount Hope Cemetery, Mankato, Jewell Co., KS.  Mike Jacobs

Oliver DURHAM, 38th Ohio Volunteer Infantry 1861-1865 buried Pleasant Prairie Cemetery 1917

Edgar DURHAM, 9th Ohio Cavalry buried Randall Cemetery 1910

Both brothers. Frank E Durham

Henry P. DIAMOND, My Great - Great Grandfather Henry P. Diamond was born in Lowell county, Vermont on Dec. 17, 1837. On Sept. 3, 1861 he enlisted in Co. D, Second Vermont Volunteers Infantry. He was discharged in the field in the Shenandoah Valley Sept. 19,1864. He died in Mankato, KS in 1912. Buried, Mount Hope Cemetary,Mankato, Jewell County, Kansas.  G. Keith Diamond email: diamondkbdm@wmconnect.com


William McKindrey Bathurst Prairie Center in Johnson Co., KS buried in unmarked grave. b. 1828 Centre Co., PA d. 12 Oct 1873 in Johnson Co., Kansas. In 1941 all of the identifible graves were moved to DeSoto, KS Cemetery. His unmarked grave was not among those identified for removal. Prairie Center became the Sunflower Ordnance Works. He enlisted 1 Oct 1861 & entered active duty 2 Feb. 1862. Mustered out 30 Sept. 1864. He was with the 10th Regt. E Co., Kansas Volunteers as a Pvt. He marr. Margaret Ann Waters 12 Oct. 1849 in Washinton Co., IA. They lived in McCamish Twp., Johnson Co., KS They had four sons & a daughter.  Source: Verne Milo Bathurst a direct descendant of Wm. M. Bathurst
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Irvin, George Withington  Born 22 Jun 1847, in Center Co., PA, d. Gardner, KS at age 85. In 1857 he moved with his parents, John  and Mary (Withington) Irvin, to Shannon, IL., and at age of 17,  enlisted in Eleventh Illinois Cavalry, and served one year. He  was pioneers of Southern Kansas, homesteaded in Sedgwick Co.in  1870. In addition to farming, he helped erect many of the first  houses in Hutchinson, and built bridges for the Santa Fe Railroad from Newton west through Dodge City to Granada, CO.    During last fifteen years of his life, he made his home at the  National Military homes at Sawtelle, California and Leavenworth,    KS.
Great granddaughter, Jean Gilmore 
Armstrong, Dr. John Brown J.B. Armstrong was born 26 Aug 1842 in  Lee Co., IA, and enlisted in the service at age 18, serving 4  years. He was wounded at the battle of Shiloh and at Kenesaw  Mountain. When he
returned to his command and was with General    Sherman on the march from Atlanta to the sea. He studied  medicine at the Medical College in Keokuk, IA following the war,   graduating with the class of 1867-68, and
rode to Gardner, KS     where he lived the remaining years of his life. During Grant's  first term as President, he was appointed examining surgeon for pensions, Medical Director of the Grand Army of Republic for the         State of Kansas, an office he held for all but three years until his death, 12 Nov 1927.
Great granddaughter, Jean Gilmore
Ward, James Boylan      He was born at Middletown, Ohio, in July 1838,  and died 23 Feb 1916 at Gardner, KS. He enlisted in Co. E, 1st  Colorado Cavalry, and served 4 years.  Great great uncle of Jean Gilmore
Wyrick, Israel G.  He was born 6 Jan 1842 in Dubuque Co., Ia., serve in Co. B, 7th Regt. KS Cav, was first young man from Gardner killed in Civil War at the battle of the Little Blue. He  died on the battlefield
on 11 Nov 1861. Great great uncle of    Jean Gilmore  
JAMES HAMILTON PILE was born August 6, 1823 in Indiana, and died September 8, 1901 in Spring Hill, Johnson Co. KS.  He married HENRIETTA EUPHEMA KELLER December 19, 1847, daughter of JOSHUA KELLER and GUILELMA KELLER. A daughter was buried in Olathe Memorial Cemetery in 1892, but I have not found James' grave. Notes James and his brother William were both ministers of the Methodist Episcopal Church.  James was chaplain of 60th Iowa Infantry during the Civl War. James came to Johnson Co. KS in 1857. Amy Noorian - Houston, Texas


My Great Great Grandfather served during the civil war in Kansas his name was William P. Stubbs, he mustered in August 25, 1863 in Company L of the 15th Regiment Kansas Volunteers-Cavalry, his residence was listed as DeSoto, He was promoted to Sargeant July 1, 1865, and he mustered out October 19, 1865 At the time of his service he was a Surgeon who graduated from the Ohio Medical College prior to moving to Kansas. Company L - Was recruited at large in the State, and organized with the following officers: Captain, D.D. Rooks; 1st Lieutenant A. Donavan; 2d Lieutenant, Orloff Norton  Dennis Klotter  mailto:dennis.klotter@nashville.com



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