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DAVID HARRISON SPEAR, Atwood Cemetery, Atwood, Kansas 36th Ohio Reg., Company G.
Sheldon N. ORR b.1838, They are buried in Rawlins Co.KS. d. 1910. m. Amanda V.(NEWTON) DESHAZA in 1864. He enlisted 1862 in Co.I, 7th Reg. MO Vol. Cavalry. He was also in Co.F, 3rd MO Cavalry. He was discharged 1865 Johnson Co.MO and in 1866 they moved to St.Clair Co.MO.  Twylah Lemargie
Ephraim Lewis ORR 1831-1910. Co.D, 1st Reg.,Iowa Vol. Cavalry. He is buried in Atwood Cemetery, Atwood, Rawlins Co.KS. along with 3rd wife, Minerva (LIKES) ORR; 1840-1924.  Twylah Lemargie

John L. Giles - is buried in the Stevens Chapel Cemetery in Rawlins County. John Giles was born Feb. 24, 1834 and died April 19, 1919. He served 3 years in Company G  1st. Regiment of the Maryland Cavalry from August 5, 1861 to Sept.15, 1864 and obtained the rank of Sergeant. He married Mary Lucelia Sawyer (1840-1918) on March 20, 1866 in Independence Ohio. They had 5 children: Sylvia, Lulah, William, John Jr. and Guy Sawyer.
Submitted by Darrell R. Giles(darrell_giles@hotmail.com)


Newton Jasper Cochren 1842-1917 He served in Illinois and then was an early pioneer into Reno Co. He was living in Hutchinson at the time of his death. If you are interested I can send information on him. Marilyn Hudson, M.L.I.S.


J. H. HINTON burial will be in Graceland Cemetery. Civil War Veteran And Former Business Man Passes Away J.H. Hinton, 85, one of the few remaining Civil War veterans in Lyons, passed away at 8:30 o'clock last evening, at the home on East Avenue South.  He had been critically ill for a week. Mr. Hinton was one of the best known of the older men in Lyons.  Altho entirely deaf, he let neither that physical defect nor his advanced age prevent his interest in affairs and in the people of the community.  Altho they could talk to him only through writing, he was a good conversationalist and chatted with nearly everyone he met, in a jovial way, which made for him many good friends. John Henry Hinton was born in Hamilton, Can., July 15, 1847.  When he was a boy of 12 he came with his parents to Illinois, and two years later, when he was but 14 years old, the Civil War broke out.  His father and other members of the family answered the call for volunteers and, despite his youth, he fell in line, enlisting as a private in Company G, 140th Regiment, Illinois volunteers.  Once thereafter he was discharged because of his age, but found a way to reenter and as a consequence served during most of the four years that the war lasted. At the close of the war he roamed around with an army "buddy" for a time, before finally locating at Kirksville, Missouri, where he married and reared a family. Later he moved to Rich Hill, Missouri, and 23 years ago came to Lyons from that place.  He entered the tailoring and dry cleaning business here, and continued at the work until seven years ago, when he sold the business to John Duke.He is survived by the widow, and three sons and three daughters by a former marriage.  The children are Elmer, address unknown; George of Coffeyville, Claude of Davenport, Iowa; Mrs. Bertha Wulf of Davenport; Mrs. Ethel Matkins of Davenport, and Mrs. Molly Chenowith of Galveston, Texas.  Another son, of whom he was particularly fond, passed away October 19 at Davenport, and news of his death was thought to have added to his final  illness.  There are also three brothers, Will, at Des Moines; James, at Gravity, Iowa, and Ed who resides in California. Funeral services will be held at 10 o'clock Saturday morning in St. Paul's Catholic church, with Fr. A. Mages in charge.  The funeral will be military, with the local American Legion post assisting, and burial will be in Graceland Cemetery. *** Jan (Wilson) Ramos

JOSEPH "WILLIAM" NODURFT B. 10 July 1843, Williamsport, Warren Co, IN. Married 16 Sept 1869, Lafayette, Tippecanoe Co. IN to Elizabeth J. Crist. d. 19 Oct 1924, Bur. Lyons, KS Graceland Ceme.
When Abraham Lincoln made his first call for men to serve ninety days to put down the rebellion, William was on of the first to enlist.  He mustered in as Private of Co. B, 10th Regiment Indiana Volunteers on 23rd APR 1861 at Williamsport, IN. Mustered out 6 Aug 1861 He enrolled again as a Corporal of Co. K, 33rd Regiment Indiana
Volunteers at Indianapolis on 12th of Sept 1861 and mustered in on 16 Sept 1861 for a three year term.  Age 18, Eyes-blue, Hair-brown, Height-5'5", complexion, dark, from Warren Co., IN, Occupation-Cabinet Maker.  Promoted to Sargaent 14 Mar 1862, promoted from 1st Sargaent to 1st Lieutenant 1 Jan 1865 and mustered out 21 July 1865. He participated in all the great battles from Vicksburg to Richmond including Sherman's March to the Sea.He was reported missing in action at Thompson's Station 5 Mar 1863and he suffered horrors of incarceration at Libby Prison during the Virginia campaign at Richmond. He was released for a prisoner exchange and returned to duty 30 June 1863. He received a Twenty five dollar per month pension staring 10 July 1913, plus a Thirty dollar per month pension starting 10 July 1918.  His brother, Jacob NODURFT, served in the same Co. and Reg. Rowena White    2100 Hart, Dodge City, KS 67801

SAMUEL "HENRY" WELCH b. 16 July 1843, Williamsport, Warren Co, IN d. 15 July 1905, Rice Co, KS, bur. Wesley Chapel Ceme. L-57 G-8, m. Sarah "Jane" Sparks, Williamsport, Warren Co, IN. He served as Private in the Civil War, Co. K, 33 Reg. Inf. Volunteers from Williamsport, Indiana from 12 Sept 1861 to 19 Sept 1864.  His brother, William WELCH served in the same regiment for the same length of time.  His baby brother, John Theophilus WELCh, served in Co. H, 60th Regiment as a Private in the Indiana Vol. Inf. and died of wounds 12 Jan 1863, two days after the battle of Arkansas Post at eighteen years of age.
 Rowena White    2100 Hart Dodge City, KS
John Warner, Jr. Sunset Cemetery, Manhattan, Riley County, KS. b. 16 Oct 1833 in Baden, Germany. Died 13 Jan 1921. He was in Company G of the 11th Kansas Infantry from 25 Aug 1862 until 13 Jun 1865.
George J. Warner, Grandview Cemetery, Riley County, KS b. Aug 1838 in Clark County, IN. Died 15 Oct 1928. He was in Company G of the 11th Kansas Infantry.
Mon, 6 Jan 1913 - p1 Col 4 - The Daily Mercury, Manhattan, Kansas
Charles Waring died Saturday at 10:45p.m. of apoplexy, aged 85 years.  He was stricken last Tuesday and had been unconscious since that time. He was born in Walton, NY,  Nov 15, 1827.  He early learned the carpenter's  trade and went into business for himself  as contractor and builder.  In 1852 he bought a farm and made his home thereon until 1857. He came to Kansas in 1857 and settled in Manhattan.  During his first year's residence here, Mr Waring made a claim to a tract of  land across the Kansas [river] which he finally preempted. He worked as a carpenter here until 1862, when he enlisted in Co G, 11th Kans Inf.   The princial battles in which he took part were fought at Ft Wayne, Cane Hill, Prairie Grove, Van Buren, Lexington, Mo, and the Little Blue [river.] he and his comrades were engaged much of the time in driving bush-whackers out of Arkansas and Missouri and in June 1863, he was transferred to the headquarters band and with his regiment was sent to the frontier, where they took part in the battle of  Platte Ridge, Wyoming Territory, which was waged against 3,000 Indians, the contest lasting three days.  He was honorably discharged at Ft Leavenworth, Sept 20, 1865, having done his duty as a true soldier in all times and at all places. After the war Mr Waring came back to Manhattan and resumed his business as a carpenter, at which he continued until advancing age forced him to retire.  He was a member of A.F. & A.M., belonging to the LaFayette Lodge, No 16, and was also a prominent member of the G.A.R. Lew Gove Post, No 100.  These organizations conducted the funeral services, which were held from the Methodist Church at 2o'clock this afternoon, Dr Kimball officiating.  His old officer, whom he served under in the army, Capt Pearce of Junction City, came to be one of the pall bearers. Mr Waring is survived by a wife and five children.  Three sons, who are on the Pacific  coast could not be here to attend the funeral.  His daughters, Mrs Follette of Chanutte, and Mrs Mear of Eskridge, came with their husbands.  Mr Waring was a man of wide acquaintance and leaves numberless friends, especially among the old soldiers, who will miss him."
Dan Touse

Harmon, Charles H.  Slate Cemetery - Rooks Co. KS 6th Cavalry Kansas  Co. E Served 1862 to 1865 Source - Pension record Portrait & Biographical Album of Washington, Clay & Riley County Kansas. Lived in Washington and Rooks County Kansas.   Submitted by descendants: Joy Pixler Hyde   & Lea Shelley



My great-grandfather, James Montgomery Hendershott was b- Oct. 12, 1840 in Macon, Lenawee Co. MI the 4th born of 7 children of George Beavers & Sarah Permilla (Simmons) Hendershot. He enlisted as a Private in the 3rd
Michigan Calvary Co. D on Sept. 27, 1861 and received a disability discharge in Memphis, TN on Nov. 7, 1865. He applied for his Civil War pension Nov. 24, 1875 in Winnebago Co. WI. His name is spelt with one
't' in the Civil War records, but in all later records in Kansas (obits & cemetery headstone) it's spelt with 2 t's.
He married Sarah Delilah Barder (b-Oct. 31, 1850 OH) on April 2, 1870 in WI. To this union were born, all in Poygen Twp. Winnebago Co. WI, 3 children: George Edmond Hendershott b-June 14, 1872 (my grandfather);
James Lewis Hendershot (death record shows 1 't') b-Abt. 1875 d-Feb. 2, 1877 at the age of 2 yrs; Maude May Hendershott b-June 3, 1878. The family moved to Russell Co. KS to a farm near Paradise from May 1885-Sept. 1912 and finally into the town of Paradise where Sarah d-April 28, 1921 and James d-Jan. 25, 1922. Both are buried at Mount Hermon Cemetery, Paradise, Russell Co. KS as are their son George and daughter
Maude (Hendershott) Dwinelle and spouses. James was a farmer. Bobbi Harrison Puyallup, WA mailto:doubleeaglette@juno.com

William Frederick von Mohl: Recounted by his daughter, Louise and recorded in The Record, June 5, 1961. It is in part:  
William Mohl came to the United States from Berlin Germany in 1857 at the age of 15 and settled in Jersey City, N.J.. Four years later at the beginning of the Civil War he enlisted in Co. A 7th N. J. Vol. Inf., serving in the Army of the Potomac. It was on May 3, 1863, at Chancellorsville, Va., that he took a cannon ball in the right shoulder. Left for dead, he was found the next day and taken to the hospital where they amputated his arm at the shoulder.  Becoming a Kansas pioneer in 1877, he homestead eight miles northwest of Russell and lived nearly half a century in the community. He was granted a pension of $8.00 a month for the loss of his arm and had it not been for that pension he and his family could not have survived the first few years on the barren Kansas plains. He died in 1921. great grandfather  Tim Miller, Box 4, Hays, Kansas 67601 antiques@rurtel.net

Kathy Welch Heidel


July ~ 1998


John A. Jackson

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