Thursday, December 30, 2010


ISAAC CODY, deceased. Among the most outspoken and thoroughly active men who were identified with the Free-state party in Kansas was the subject of this sketch. He was born in Canada, where he was reared until his eighteenth year, when his father emigrated to the states with his family, and purchased tracts of land on which is now situated a portion of the city of Cleveland, Ohio. In 1840 Mr. Cody came West, and concluded to locate in Iowa. Returning to Ohio in 1841 he married in Cincinnati, Miss Mary B. Laycock. With his young wife he returned to Iowa, locating for a time in Davenport, and soon after turned his attention to agricultural pursuits in Scott County, residing a few years at Walnut Grove, these moved to LeClaire, and eventually returned to Davenport. Being a man of learning and an impressive and eloquent speaker, he soon became known among the politicians of the Hawkeye State.

He was elected a member of the Iowa Legislature, was Justice of the Peace and held other offices. For a few years he was interested in operating the stage line between Davenport and Chicago. In 1849, with others, he determined to go to California. When the necessary preparations had been made some of the party became discouraged and the project was abandoned. He then located as before mentioned, on a farm on Walnut Grove. In the spring of 1854 he moved with his family to Weston, Platte Co., Mo., where he had a brother residing. A friend of Mr. Cody's, who was a Congressman from Scott County, Iowa, informed him that he would convey him the news privately as to the time of the passage of the Kansas bill, known as the Enabling Act of Kansas Territory, and he could have the honor of pre-empting the first claim, which as far as can be ascertained was carried out in detail.

Early in 1853 he located a claim on Salt Creek Valley, four miles from the Kickapoo Agency, where he resided until April, 1854, when the bill passed and he pre-emptied. Mr. Cody was a strong Free-state man, and his troubles commenced as soon as that fact was known to the border ruffians and others of the stripe. On one occasion he was requested by a crowd to make a speech and express his views on the issues of the day, which he undertook to do; but before he had proceeded far a Missourian sprang on him with a knife, stabbing him severely. The third child born to Mr. and Mrs. CODY was a son, who was named William F. His name, or rather his soubriquet, to-day is familiar to every one throughout the Union and a great portion of Europe as Buffalo Bill.

At that time, but a mere lad, he was instrumental in saving his father's life, and as he grew older he became a terror to the Pro-slavery party. Mr. Cody found that he could not lie on Salt Creek, as it became necessary for him one night to leave his house in female attire, they were after him so strongly; so he went to Grasshopper Falls and commenced the erection of a saw-mill. It was ascertained by the family that the Pro-slavery party intended to wait and waylay him as he returned from the Falls, to kill him. Mrs. Cody started little Billy to the Falls on a horse, a distance of thirty-five miles. He had gone but a short distance when he was discovered by a party of Pro-slavery men, who recognized him and gave chase, but he displayed the nerve and grit that characterized him as a man afterward, and made his adventurous trip all right.

Mr. Cody at once went to Lawrence, where they were organizing the Lecompton Legislature. He was elected a member of that body, and took part in organizing the first Legislature under Gov. Reeder. He was one of the agents sent to Ohio to encourage immigration. He afterward continued his work on his mill at the Falls, and did much in given the town a start. When he visited his home he did under cover of the night, for his life was in continual jeopardy. Thus life was a constant struggle with him, which he bravely bore until April, 1857, when his death occurred, which was largely due to the wound he received a few years previous, and exposure. Mrs. Cody continued to reside on Salt Creek until her death which occurred November 22, 1863. There were seven children in the Cody family--Samuel (the oldest, was accidentally killed in Iowa), Julia M. (wife of J. A. Goodman), William F. (Buffalo Bill), Eliza, Laura E., Mary H., and Charles W. Cody.

This information was taken from; ( William G. Cutler's History of the State of Kansas.) JEFFERSON COUNTY, Part 8.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010


JOHN B. GRAHAM, of the firm of Graham & West, saddle and harness-makers, was born in Washington County, Penn., in the year 1834. His father was a blacksmith, lived and carried on his trade at Burgettstown, Penn, until 1841, when he with his family removed to Guernsey County, Ohio. There he lived on a farm. John B. helped his father on the farm; received a business education, and at the age of seventeen he went to Washington, Penn., learned the harness trade, and worked at it six years. He then returned to Ohio to his father's and attended school nearly a year. In 1867, moved to Monmouth, Ill., and as a journeyman worked at his trade two years.

Moved again to Mercer County, Ill., bought and improved a farm of eighty acres. In 1862, was married to Miss Mary L. Marshall, of Illinois, in 1866; sold his farm and moved to Labette County, Kan.; entered and improved 160 acres of land and lived on the farm fifteen years; became involved in debt, lost his farm under a mortgage, and about the same time lost his wife in 1880, and, in 1881, with the fragments of a broken fortune, Mr. Graham, in September of said year, moved to McCune, Kan., built a residence and business house, and forming a partnership with Mr. West, are now carrying on the saddle and harness trade, doing a good business.

He has four children living--William, John, Frank and George. In November, 1882, was married to Mrs. Mary E. Hudson, of Kansas, and has four step- children--Mattie, Annie, John and Harry. He was one of the first Justices of the Peace in Labette County after its organization as a county. He is strictly temperate in all of his habits, and is a member of and a regularly ordained Elder and preacher in the Church of re-organized Latter-Day Saints, but an open and avowed enemy of polygamy and the Salt Lake Mormons. He is a member of the Patrons of Husbandry and of the Good Tempiars, a lover of liberty and republican institutions, "not in name but in fact," is an advocate of temperance, good morals, and a firm believer in and an advocate of the doctrines of Jesus Christ and His apostles.

Note. This information was taken from ( William G. Cutler's History of the State of Kansas.)

Tuesday, December 28, 2010


ARHTUR LARKIN, merchant, was born in the city of Dublin, Ireland, on the 20th day of August, 1832. He was the third child born to Thomas and Ann Larkin. His early education was received at a Seminary on Wicklow Street, Dublin, under the charge of Mr. William Stapleton, who, prior to the establishment of the Seminary, had been one of the faculty of Trinity College, Dublin. His father was a coal merchant and Arthur, while yet a boy, assisted his father in his business by attending to his collections. When sixteen years old, seized with a desire to try his fortune in the New World, he left Dublin and proceeded to Liverpool, where, on the 6th day of July 1848, he engaged passage on a sailing vessel bound for New York, and arrived at the latter city in July. Shortly after his arrival he hired to a farmer residing at Cranberry Neck, N. J., for whom he went to work. After trying farming for about a year, he enlisted in the regular army and served as a Texas Ranger during two terms of service under Captain Ford, and was discharged at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., in 1861.

After leaving the service he married Miss Alice Baird, in Leavenworth, who was a native of Indiana. By this marriage six children have been born to him, three of whom are dead and three yet living, and all born at Ellsworth, Kan. Thomas, the eldest, was born November 20, 1869, and died April 18, 1870. Arthur, the oldest now living, was born February 28, 1871. Mary Ann, born September 21, 1873; died October 22, 1873. Francis, born June 25, 1875. Eddie, born October 13, 1878; died January 4, 1881. Hubert F., born February 6, 1880. Quitting the army, Mr. Larkin engaged in the restaurant business at Leavenworth, and while thus engaged, he fitted up a wagon train and made a freighting trip to Denver and back.

In the fall of 1866 he left Leavenworth and moved to Junction City, where he re-established himself in the restaurant business and continued freighting from there to the end of the Kansas Pacific Railway, which was then at Salina. In the spring of 1867, he moved from Junction City to Ellsworth, where he built and opened the first hotel in that town. In the latter part of 1868, he embarked in the mercantile business, opening up with a line of dry goods, clothing, boots and shoes, hats and caps. Since then he has established a store at Lincoln Center, and another at Little River, in Rice County. In company with Mr. Getty, he built a large flouring-mill at Ellsworth, in which he still has a half interest. He also deals quite extensively in live-stock, and superintends the working of two large farms, which he owns in the vicinity of Ellsworth. This great accumulation of wealth in the short space of twenty years, is the result of hard work, energy, industry and economy.

This information was taken from ( William G. Cutler's History of the State of Kansas.)

Wednesday, December 22, 2010



James William Falls was born in Wayne county, Indiana, March 29th, 1839, and died at Neodesha, Kansas, March 11th, 1924.

Mr. Falls moved with his parents to Boonville, Illinois, when he was two years old. After the death of his mother, when he was eleven years old, he, with his father, and brothers, moved back to Indiana, where he made his home with his grandparents.

When the Civil war began in 1861, he left Bainbridge College to enlist as a private in the 57th Indiana Infantry. He was commissioned captain in 1863 and served throughout the period of the war.

Service record.

James W. Falls, Date Enrolled: 1861/10/14, Where Enrolled: Milton, Indiana, Age: 22, Regiment: 57, Company: E., Discharge Date: 1865/12/14, Notes: Mustered out at Victoria Texas. Capt. Mar. 17, 1865. Com. Sergt. May 1,1863. Veteran Jan. 1,1864; Com Sergt Jan. 1,1864. Nativity: Wayne Co., IN. - Farmer.

James W. Falls, Date Enrolled: 1864/01/01, Where Enrolled: Blanes Cross Roads, Tennessee, Age 24, Regiment 57, Notes: Com. Sergt. Co. E. Sergt May 1, 1862. Capt. Co. E March 16, 1865.

He was married October 22nd, 1868, to Camellia Catherine Fisk at Greencastle, Indiana. They came to Kansas in 1869, and settled on a homestead near Altoona, where all their children were born and reared.

He had at the time of his death eight daughters; Mrs. Alta Crowder and Mrs. Kitty Southard, of Altoona; Mrs. Edith Mantieth, of Hoxie, Kansas; Mrs. Rena Seevers, of Sand Springs, Oklahoma; Mrs. Ellene James, of Sioux City, Iowa; Mrs. Pearl Nye, of Neodesha, Kansas; Mrs. Gwendolyn Baker, of Ashland, Kansas; Mrs. Olive Falls of Coffeyville, Kansas. He also had two brothers, John Robert Falls, of Sand Springs, Oklahoma, and Isaac Newton Falls, of Cambridge, Indiana; fourteen grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

Mr. Falls died suddenly while visiting his daughter, Mrs. John Nye, at Neodesha, Kansas. He had gotten up to go into an adjoining room for a drink of water, and suddenly fell to the floor, dead.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

James Henry Lane

James Henry Lane.
Birth: Jun. 22, 1814, Lawrenceburg, Indiana.
Death: Jul. 11, 1866.
Burial: Oak Hill Cemetery, Lawrence, Douglas County, Kansas.

American soldier and politician. Born in Lawrenceburg Indiana to Amos Lane, Lawyer and Democratic representative to Congress. James received a common school education and studied law in his fathers office and in 1840 was admitted to the bar. In the Mexican War he served as a Colonel in the 5th Indiana Regiment, which he raised. Lane was elected Lieutenant Governor of Indiana from 1849 to 1853, and from 1853 to 1855 was elected a Democratic member of Congress from Indiana.

He emigrated to Kansas in 1855 and became 2nd in command of forces at Lawrence during the "Wakarusa War". In 1856 was elected to the U.S. Senate under the Topeka Constitution, the validity of which Congress refused to recognize. He was indicted for treason and left Kansas for a while returning in August 1856. After Kansas was admitted to the Union in 1861 Lane was elected Senator and left for Washington. Arriving in the capital, Lane immediately raised a company to guard President Lincoln. After the war sided with President Andrew Johnson against the Radical Republicans making powerful enemies and was soon accused of being involved in fraudulent Indian contracts. Severely depressed while defending himself and in fragile mental health, he shot himself to death in 1866

Photograph of an illustration of James Henry Lane "shouting defiance into the convention's ears and the battery's muzzles at Constitution Hall," Lecompton, Kansas Territory. The illustration is copied from Life of General James H. Lane by John I. Speer.

on July 1, 1866 he shot himself in the head as he leapt from his carriage in Leavenworth, Kansas. He was allegedly deranged, depressed, had been charged with abandoning his fellow Radical Republicans and had been accused of financial irregularities. He died ten days later near Leavenworth, Kansas, a result of the self-inflicted gunshot.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

The Death Of John Tanner


Notice of Death for JOHN TANNER.


It is with pain that we announce the death of JOHN TANNER, the young man that was wounded by the skyrocket on the evening of the Fourth, in this city. He remained apparently unconscious (sic) from the time he was wounded until he died, on Tuesday last (Jul. 11) about four o’clock. This sad occurance (sic) is deeply deplored by all and it is to be hoped that in the future, greater care will be given to guard against accidents of this kind.

Mr. Tanner, the father of the young man, is a man with a large family and very poor circumstances. All expenses attending the case, medical attendance and funeral, will be furnished by the city. Mr. Tanner and family, has the heart-felt sympathies of the people in this community, in this their hour of bereavement.

(Accident Report)
Transcribed and Contributed by Marvel Delahaye


Accident Report for JOHN TANNER.


During the display of fireworks on the evening of the Fourth, a sky rocket was accidentally discharged into the crowd, surrounding the stand, which struck a boy in the face, crushing in the left cheek bone and making a frightful wound, and one that if he should live and get well, will disfigure him for life. The boy is about sixteen years old and is the son of JOSEPH TANNER, living about six miles northeast of this city. Medical attendance was given by all our physicians immediately, but at the present writing, twenty-four hours later, he is still unconscious and fears are entertained that he will not recover.

No blame is attached to any one for this accident, sad as may possibly be its termination, but what we would say, is, that, in general, the display of fire works are always attended with more or less danger. Several instances have come under our observation similar to this accident, where persons have been seriously injured by sky-rockets, and would it not be as well to spend our money for other things for amusements that are attended with no danger.

Note. John W Tanner, was born on May 31, 1858, and died on July. 11, 1876, and his burial was at; Lone Elm Cemetery, Columbus, Cherokee County, Kansas

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Kansans Who Lost A Limb.

Here are some well known Kansans that can be easily found on the internet. I am always on the look out for some interesting facts about Kansans. These men all lost a limb in war or by a accident. The lost of a limb did not stop them from living a full and interesting life.

O. C. Ross.

O. C. Ross, will working for a bridge construction gang, and while doing his duty, the handcar which he was riding was struck by a freight train and in the subsequent wreck Mr. Ross lost one of his arms and nearly lost a leg.

Levi/Lee Utt, Capt. Co. A, 7th. Kansas Cavalry. Promoted to Maj. Nov.17,1864. A resident of White Cloud, Doniphan County, Kansas and nephew to Josephus Utt. Born Nov. 20, 1840, Jersey County, Ill. Died March 21, 1895 San Diego Co. Calif. Married to Sarah M. Gunn. Was wounded in the leg during action against Confederate forces at Leighton, Ala. April, 1863. Lost his leg but returned to duty with a wooden leg and was nicknamed "timber toes" by his men.


He lost a leg in the battle of Kenesaw Mountain and was discharged at the United States hospital at Camp Douglas, Illinois, in February, 1865.

Rank PrivateCompany H Unit 112th., ILL., US INF, Residence CAMBRIDGE, HENRY CO, ILL., Age 19, Height 6', Hair LIGHT, Eyes GREY, Complexion LIGHT, Occupation FARMER, Nativity TIOGA CO, PA., Joined When MAR 19, 1864, Joined Where CAMBRIDGE, ILL., Period 3 YRS, Muster In MAR 19, 1864, Muster In Where SPRINGFIELD, ILL. DIED OF WOUNDS FEB 19, 1865 LOST LEFT LEG.


In October, 1861, he enlisted among the boys in blue of company B, Thirteenth Iowa Volunteer Infantry for a term of three years and was soon at the front, fighting the battles of the country. He participated in the engagements at Shiloh, Corinth, Iuka and the battles and skirmishes of the campaign of 1862, and at the battle of Raymond, Mississippi, he lost his leg on the 12th of May, 1863, and 12 days later he was captured and remaind[sic] in captivity for 8 weeks, although paroled on day of capture. His injury, however, was so great that he could not be moved. On the 5th of October, 1863, on account of the loss of his limb, he was honorably discharged and returned to his home.

Fred Burnham, lost a leg to a rattlesnake bite.

Fred Schuyler Jackson.

Enlisted in the Second Kansas state militia. At Pony creek, early in the war, he lost a leg, being one of the first men wounded in that historic conflict.

George Washington Rice.

George Washington Rice, was Civil War veteran who had lost a leg in the Battle of the Wilderness

Orpheus Saeger Woodward.

Came to Kansas in 1868. Married September 9, 1861 to Miss Marietta Himrod. Was a Colonel in the 83rd Pennsylvania Regiment. Lost a leg in the battle of the Wildnerness.

O. S. Woodward, Colonel, 83rd., Pennsylvania infantry, company F. & S., mustered in August 26, 1861, 3., years. Remarks; Enrolled at Erie, Pa., August 1, 1861; promoted from Captain, Company D to Colonel, March 28, 1864; to Brevet Brigadier General, March 13, 1865; wounded, with loss of leg, at Wilderness, Va., May 5, 1864; mustered out, September 20, 1864, expiration of term.

Vincent B. Osborne.

Vincent B. Osborne, Private of Company A, Second Kansas Cavalry, who lost his right leg January 17, 1865, on the steamer Anna Jacobs on the Arkansas River.

Private Osborn Vincent B., home Fort Ellsworth, enlisted Feb. 19, '62, mustered in Feb. 19, '62. Remarks, Disc. for dis. May 8, '65, at Little Rock, Ark., caused by wounds rec'd in right limb, Jan. 17, '65, on steamer Anna Jacobs; limb amput. above the knee

Isaiah Cooper.

In May, 1862, he enlisted and was made captain of Company K, 99th Reg. Illinois Vol. Inf., and at Black River Bridge, near Vicksburg, he was in a furious engagement with the enemy, and while gallantly leading his command was so wounded that he lost an arm. He was invalided home and later was honorably discharged.

Isaiah Coope, Rank Captain, Company K Unit 99th., ILL., US INF, Residence NEW SALEM, PIKE CO, ILL., Age 45, Height 6' ¾, Hair GREY, Eyes GREY, Complexion DARK, Marital Status MARRIED, Occupation FARMER, Nativity CLARK CO, IN., Joined When JUL 22, 1862, Joined Where NEW SALEM, ILL., Period 3 YRS, Muster In AUG 23, 1862, Muster In Where FLORENCE, ILL., Remarks RESIGNED MAR 29, 1864.

James J, Revel who lost an arm while serving in the Confederate army, is now a veterinary surgeon in Oklahoma.

William Randall.

William Randall, his wife, Lucinda Amanda, and children, Mary (Mrs. Ebenezer Elliott, of Stockdale, Riley county), Maud (Mrs. Garrard Mack), Minnie (Mrs. James Elliott), and William, came here from Rock Island, Ill., in 1871. He bought 148 acres of land of Pierce, a brother-in-law of Pomeroy, of Emporia, which is now owned by Will Grossnickle, near Arispie, in Sherman township. Mr. Randall is a native of England, having come from there in 1848. He was a sailor by profession, and served in the United States navy in the Mexican war, where he lost his arm. His wife is a native of New York.

Ira Day Brougher.

Ira Day Brougher, who arrived in this county in 1874. He was born May 14, 1843, in York County, Pennsylvania. He received his early education in the schools of that state and at the beginning of the war he enlisted in the 130th, Pennsylvania and was a member of Company F. He began his enlistment June 9, 1862, and was honorably discharged January 3, 1863. He re-enlisted in the U. S. Military Railroad Department and saw active service until 1866. He took part in the battle of South Mountain, Maryland, and later lost his right arm as the result of a wound received at the battle of Antietem.

Thaddeus C. Frazier.

In June, of 1861, he went to the front as a member of the Eighth Division, Missouri State Guard, in which he served until the battle of Wilson's Creek, on August 10, 1861, in which he lost his right arm.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Kansas Pension Roll 1883.

The following names were taken from the Kansas pension roll of 1883, these names come from different Kansas Counties.

Alpheus S. Blakely, Rank Private, Company E., Unit 34 ILL., U. S. Infantry, Residence MARION, OGLE CO, ILL., Age 42, Height 5' 11 ½, Hair BROWN, Eyes BLUE, Complexion FLORID, Marital Status MARRIED, Occupation FARMER, Nativity FRANKLIN CO, MA., Joined When SEP 24, 1861, Joined Where MARION, ILL., Period 3 YRS, Muster In SEP 7, 1861, Muster In Where CAMP BUTLER, ILL.

Pension, No. 26, 637, Alpheus S. Blakely, wounded left hip. Pension $8., per month, Home Carter Creek,

Breyman, George, 15th Regiment, Kansas Cavalry , Company B.
Note. No information at his time.

Pension No. 142, 375, Gun shot in right shoulder & forearm, Pension $8., per month. Home Carter Creek, Kansas.

Private Dewey Charles E., home Garnett, enlisted Aug. 11, '62, mustered in Sept. 11, '62. Remarks Name not on muster-out roll.

Pension No. 48,122, Charles E. Dewey, chro. rheumatism $6.00, per month. Home Garnett Kansas.

Jacob M. Worley, (Veteran.) Age 21. Residence Davis County, nativity Indiana. Enlisted Aug. 17, 1861. Mustered Sept. 4, 1861. Re-enlisted and re-mustered Feb. 1, 1864. Transferred to Invalid Corps. Returned to Company Feb. 19, 1864. Mustered out Aug. 9, 1865, Atlanta, Ga.

Pension No. 148, 983, Worley, Jacob M. Gun shot wound in left arm pension $6.00, per month, home Clay Centre, Kansas.

Moses R. Walker, Rank Private, Company F., Unit 116 ILL., U. S. Infantry, Residence CHENEYS GROVE, MCLEAN CO, ILL., Age 28, Height 5' 7, Hair DARK, Eyes BLUE, Complexion FAIR, Marital Status MARRIED, Occupation FARMER, Nativity PICKAWAY CO, OH., Joined When AUG 11, 1862, Joined Where CHENEYS GROVE, ILL., Period 3 YRS, Muster In SEP 6, 1862, Muster In Where DECATUR, ILL., Muster Out JUN 7, 1865, Muster Out Where WASHINGTON, D. C.

Pension 73, 826, Moses R. Walker, wounded in the hand and side of face, pension $18., per month home Green, Kansas.

Private Tefft James M. enlisted Sept. 1, '61, mustered in Oct. 12, '61 Promoted Corporal. Corporal Tefft James M. enlisted Sept. 1, '61, mustered in Oct. 12, '61 Re-enlisted Veteran. Private Tefft James M. enlisted Jan. 1, '64 Jan., mustered in 1, '64 Discharged for disability January 28, 1865.

Pension No. 153,242, Tefft, James M., home Garnett, Kansas, Gun shot wound to right heel, pension $4.00, per month, start of pension May, 1878.

Second Regiment Kansas Volunteers - Cavalry
Company A

Private Stailey Martin V. B., home Greely, Kansas, enlisted Oct. 19, '61, mustered in Oct. 19, '61, Mustered out Nov. 12, '64, at Leavenworth, Kan.

Pension No. 206,217, Stailey, Martin V.B., home Garnett, Kansas, disease of eyes, pension $4.00, per month, pension started Apr., 1882

112th. New York, infantry company C.

Gideon W. Smith, wounded in thigh, Cold Harbor, June 1, '64; promoted Corporal, July 26, '64; absent since June 1, '64.

Pension No.195,207, Smith, Gideon W., home Welda, Kansas Gun shot wound to right hip, pension $6.00, per month, pension started, Aug., 1881.

40th. Indiana Infantry, Company C.

Ambrose L. Bell, Date Enrolled: 1861/12/06, Where Enrolled: Bainbridge, Indiana, Age: 22, Discharge Date: 1864/05/, Notes: Discharge due to wounds received at Mission Ridge.

Pension No. 29, 568, Bell, Ambrose L., home Geneva, Kansas wound of right forearm.

Sylvester H. Stofer, Rank Private Company E., Unit 112 IL US INF, Residence PENN, STARK CO, IL, Age 33, Height 5' 9, Hair BROWN, Eyes HAZEL, Complexion LIGHT, Marital Status MARRIED, Occupation FARMER, Nativity Ohio. Joined When AUG 13, 1862, Joined Where WYOMING, IL., Period 3 YRS, Muster In SEP 20, 1862, Muster In Where PEORIA, IL., Remarks; DISCHARGED NOV 1863 FOR WOUNDS .

Pension No. 35, 160, Stofer, Sylvester home Savonburgh, Kansas, wound. of right forearm.

HENRY MANGELSDORF, Private, 15th., Missouri Infantry, Company A., Age 19, enlisted July 16, 1861, at St., Louis arsenal, mustered in September 2, 1861, at St., Louis aesenal. Remarks; Sick in hospital since December 2, 1861. Missing in action September 20, 1863. Mustered out at expiration of term.

Pension No. 70,148 ,Mangelsdorf, Henry, home Atchison, Kansas, Gun shot wound of left hip.

Erick or Errick T. Ellis, rank Saddler, 11th., Indiana Cavalry, Company L., Date Enrolled: 1864/01/12, Where Enrolled: Wabash, Indiana, Age: 35, Regiment: 126, Co. L., Cavalry/ Battery Unit: 11th Cavalry, Discharge Date: 1865/09/19.

Pension No. 139,304, Ellis, Errick T., home Atchison, Kansas snake-bite 2 fingers of right hand pension $2.00, per month, pension started May,1876.

SLAWSON, Charles W. Corporal, age 36, enlisted at Guilford New York.

Pension No. 62,734, Slawson, Chas. W., home Atchison, Kansas Gun shot wound of pelvis pension $24.00, per month.

Wallace Bradford, private 53rd., Pennsylvania Infantry Company A., mustered in February 23, 1864. Wounded April 2, 1865; absent at muster out.

Pension No. 66,859, Bradford,Wallace, home Atchison, Kansas wound of left. leg Pension $14.00, per month.

William John Estill, Captain, Company F., Unit 28th., IL US INF, Residence PETERSBURG, MENARD CO, IL, Age 34, Height 5' 9 ¼, Hair BROWN, Eyes BLUE, Complexion LIGHT, Marital Status MARRIED, Occupation MERCHANT, Nativity PETERSBURG, MENARD CO, IL., Joined When AUG 2, 1861, Joined Where PETERSBURG, IL., Period 3 YRS, Muster In AUG 19, 1861, Muster In Where CAMP BUTLER, IL., Remarks DISCHARGED JUN 10, 1863.

Pension No. 34, 017, Estill, William John, home Medicine Lodge, Kansas, wounded in right. Leg, pension $20.00, per month.

Charles G. Turney, private, Company C., Unit 55th., IL., US INF, Residence DURAND, IL., Age 37, Height 5' 4, Hair BROWN, Eyes GRAY Complexion LIGHT, Occupation CARPENTER, Nativity CANADA, Joined When OCT 8, 1861, Period 3 YRS, Muster In OCT 31, 1861, Muster In Where CHICAGO, IL. Remarks DISCHARGED FOR DISABILITY JAN 28, 1863 (AS SERGEANT.

Pension No. 41, 594, Turney, Charles G., home Medicine Lodge, Kansas, wounded in right leg and injure to back, pension $12.00, per month.

David N. Sayers, private, Company F Unit 30th., IL US INF, Residence MARSHALL, CLARK CO, IL., Age 20, Height 5' 8 1/2, Hair BROWN, Eyes GRAY, Complexion FAIR, Marital Status SINGLE, Occupation FARMER, Nativity CLARK CO, IL., Joined When JAN 1, 1864, Joined Where VICKSBURG, MS., Period 3 YRS, Muster In JAN 24, 1864, Muster In Where VICKSBURG, MS., Muster Out JUL 17, 1865, Muster Out Where LOUISVILLE, KY. Remarks VETERAN APPOINTED CORPORAL MAR 1, 1865.

Pension No. 99, 428, Sayers, David N., home Medicine Lodge, Kansas, Gun shot wound in left thigh near knee-joint. Pension $4.00, per month, start of pension Aug., 1869.

STRONG, Aaron W., private 114th., New York Infantry, Company H., Age,40, enlisted at McDonough, New York, September 3, 1862.

Pension No. 99,080 Strong, Aaron W., home Ellenwood, Kansas, shell wound right. knee & Gun shot wound left thigh pension $18.00, per month.

Ira, John B., Hosp Steward, 73rd., Ohio infantry, Co F & S, enlisted, 27 Dec 16, 1861, 3 yrs. Promoted from private Co H Mar 15, 1862; to 2nd Lt Co H Jan 21, 1863.

Pension No. 96,167, Ira, John B. home Ellenwood, Kansas, Gun shot wound left leg, pension $10.00, per month.

Isaiah J. Shaw, private, 20th, Indians infantry, company G. H., Date Enrolled: 1862/08/21, Where Enrolled: Lafayette, Indiana, Age 21., Notes: Recruit. Transferred to 20 Re-organ. Co. F

Pension No. 140,034,Shaw, Isaiah J. home Fort Scott, Kansas Gun short wound left forearm, pension $4.00, per month, start of pension. July, 1876

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Col. William F. Cloud.

William F. Cloud.

Birth: 1825, Champaign County, Ohio.
Death: Mar. 4, 1905, Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri.
Burial: Park Cemetery, Carthage, Jasper County, Missouri, Plot: Block 13 Lot 24 Space 10.

Wife was Elizabeth Howard Cloud (1829 - 1879).
Children: Clara H Cloud (1858 - 1880.

Tenth Regiment Kansas Volunteers - Infantry
Field and Staff

Colonel Cloud William F., Home Emporia, Mustered in March 28, 1862 ,Transferred to 2d K. V. C. June 1, 1862.

The name of Col. William F. Cloud is written in history as that of a brave soldier. When the war with Mexico began he enlisted at Columbus, Ohio and marched from St. Louis to the City of Mexico. After that war he went to Michigan and from there to Emporia, Kansas, about the year 1859. At the breaking out of the Civil War he joined the Second Kansas Infantry with the rank of Major. The enlistments were for three months, which time was spent in skirmishes in Kansas and South Missouri. He was in the battle of Wilson's Creek near Springfield. Later he was transferred to the Second Kansas Cavalry and made it's Colonel - the rank he held throughout the remainder of the war.

During 1862 the regiment was in Missouri, Arkansas and the Indiana Territory. Engagements were fought at Marysville, Cane Hill, Prairie Grove, Cross Hollows and Van Buren, near Fort Smith, Arkansas. Here Col. Cloud led a raid in which five steamboats were burned at the landing. From that point the regiment marched to Springfield, Missouri. The spring of '63 found them at Fort Gibson, Indian Territory. Here the Confederate forces and a number of Indianas had surrounded an Indian agent, who had a large amount of money for the payment of annuities to various indian tribes. With five hundred men, Colonel Cloud dashed through the lines of the enemy, over 15,000 strong, rescued the agent and carried off the four strong boxes containing the money. He escorted the train containing the money from Fort Gibson to Leavenworth. Colonel Cloud was transferred in January 1865 to command detachments sent against marauding Indians in Western Kansas and the Indian Territory. On January 10, 1865 he was mustered out of service.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Soldiers Of Kansas.

Here is a short list of Kansas Men who fought in the civil war some fought for Kansas, while others fought for other states., but came to Kansas after the war to live.

John L. Brown.

Birth: 1844.
Death: 1909.
Burial: Virgil Cemetery, Virgil, Greenwood County, Kansas.

Brown, John L. CO. A, 151ST IND. Infantry Virgil, Greenwood Merchant .

Date Enrolled: 1865/01/28
Where Enrolled: LaPorte, Indiana
Age: 21
Discharge Date: 1865/09/19
Notes: Appt. Corpl., 2/18/65.

Dominicus Goodwin Abbott.

Birth: Mar. 28, 1841, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio.
Death: Sep. 3, 1920, Humboldt, Allen County, Kansas.
Burial: Mount Hope Cemetery, Humboldt, Allen County, Kansas.

Dominicus Goodwin Abbott died at 9:30 a.m. Friday, September 3, 1920. He was 79 years old. He was born in Cincinnati, Ohio on March 28, 1841. He served over three years in the Civil War, enlisting in 1862 in Company E, 101st Regiment, Illinois Volunteer Infantry. He married Mary Elizabeth Beavers on October 6, 1867.

Abbott, Dominicus G. CO. E, 101ST ILL. VOL. Infantry, Humboldt, Allen, Farmer.
Rank Musician Company E., Unit 101 ILL., U. S. Infantry, Residence BETHEL, MORGAN CO, ILL., Age 21, Height 5' 8, Hair DARK , Eyes LIGHT, Complexion LIGHT, Marital Status SINGLE, Occupation FARMER, Nativity HAMILTON CO, OH., Joined When AUG 6, 1862, Joined Where BETHEL, ILL., Period 3 YRS, Muster In SEP 2, 1862, Muster In Where JACKSONVILLE, ILL., Muster Out JUN 7, 1865, Muster Out Where WASHINGTON, D. C.

Elmore Y. Adams.

Birth: Unknown.
Death: 1916.
Burial: Mount Auburn Cemetery, Highland Park, Shawnee County, Kansas.

Adams, Elmore, CO. H, 5TH KANS. Cavalry Topeka Shawnee, Unknown, Oct/Nov 1916, Unknown.

Company H., Private Adams Elmore Y. March 17, '62 June 9, '63 Transferred to Co. K, December, 1863

Company K., Private Adams Elmore Y. March 17, '62 June 9, '63 Mustered out March 30, 1865.

George W Andrews.

Birth: Dec. 15, 1842
Death: Feb. 6, 1920
Burial: Graceland Cemetery, Burlington, Coffey County, Kansas.

Andrews, George W., CO. E, 101ST IND. VOL., Infantry, Burlington, Coffey, Unknown , Dec. 15, 1842, Feb. 6, 1920, Bournville, OH.

Date Enrolled: 1862/08/12.
Where Enrolled: Anderson, Indiana.
Age: 19.
Discharge Date: 1865/06/24.
Notes: Mustered out near Louisville KY. Promoted Corporal December 31 1863.

George W. Andrews was born near Bornsvill, Ross county, Ohio, December 15, 1842. He moved with his parents to Anderson county Indiana, when eight years old. He lived there until he enlisted in the 101st Indiana volunteers in which company he served three years or until the close of the war. d. February 6, 1920.

John R Bales.

Birth: 1846, Randolph County, Indiana.
Death: Mar., 1912.
Burial: Yates Center Cemetery, Yates Center, Woodson County, Kansas, Plot: S-10/L-47.
Wife was Samantha, 1852-1922.

Bales, John R., CO. G,, 124TH IND. VOL., Infantry, Yates Center, Woodson, Farmer Sept. 10, 1846, March 1, 1912, Randolph Co., IND.

Date Enrolled: 1863/11/28.
Where Enrolled: Winchester, Indiana.
Age: 18.
Discharge Date: 1865/08/31.

William Bandel.

Birth: May 10, 1835
Death: Apr., 1908
Burial: Wamego City Cemetery, Wamego, Pottawatomie County, Kansas

He came to America in 1856, locating in Iowa, where he remained until 1860, when hearing of flattering prospects in Kansas made an overland trip to this state to make it his home.

From 1860 to 1862, he worked at his occupation as tailor. Mr. Bandel was married to Miss Josephine Marie Haller, at Lawrence in 1869.

Bandel, William, CO. F, 11TH KANS. VOL. Infantry, Wamego, Pottawatomie, Tailor May 10, 1835, Apr. 20, 1908, Mosigkau, Germany.
Note.  Was not found on the rosters.

George H. Findley.

Birth: Apr. 25, 1830, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.
Death: May 10, 1907, Severy, Greenwood County, Kansas.
Burial: Twin Grove Cemetery, Severy, Greenwood County, Kansas.

Mr. Findley was born in Pittsburg, Pa., April 25, 1830, where he grew to manhood. He enlisted as a private in Co. I, 168th Pa. Volunteer Infantry in Oct. 1862 and was honorably discharged the following July with his company at Harrisburg. He came to Kansas in 1875 and on Nov. 23, 1886 at Topeka, was married to Mrs. Lucinda Holt

Nimrod Hankins.

Birth: Mar. 1, 1831.
Death: Feb. 22, 1905
Burial: Iola Cemetery, Iola, Allen County, Kansas.
Wife was Elizabeth Case Hankins (1844 - 1919
Children were Fannie L Hankins (1867 - 1867)
William Case Hankins (1868 - 1952)
Louis Lloyd Hankins (1877 - 1877)
George Drury Hankins (1883 - 1967)

Military Service:

Ninth Regiment Kansas Volunteers - Cavalry
Company E.

Private Hankins Nimrod Iola Oct. 19, '61 Jan. 16, '62 Promoted 1st Sergeant January 16, 1862.
First Sergeant Hankins Nimrod Iola Oct. 19, '61 Jan. 16, '62 Promoted 1st Lieutenant June 10, 1862.
First Lieutenant Hankins Nimrod Iola June 10, '62 Mustered out Jan. ', '65, De Vall's Bluff, Ark.

Archer Hamon.

Birth: Unknown.
Death: Unknown.
Burial: Greenwood Cemetery, Sedan, Chautauqua County, Kansas.

Military Service:
Company E, 4TH MO. S. M. Cavalry, was not found on roster.

Sylvester R. Hand.

Birth: unknown.
Death: Jan. 20, 1901.
Burial: Mount Hope Cemetery, Independence, Montgomery County, Kansas.

On Sunday evening at 7 o'clock the death messenger came and Sylvester R. Hand passed away after a brief illness, at the extreme age of 82 years. He was an old soldier in the Fortieth Indiana regiment, came to this county early in 1870 and located in the Elk river valley. After a few years his disabilities were so great that he moved to the city, and for a quarter century has lived with his niece, Mrs. Eastman, living quietly, but enjoying much of life and taking great interest in the G. A. R. meetings, and in public affairs, respected by all who knew him. Funeral on Tuesday, under the auspices of the G. A. R., in charge of Commander H. C. Jewett, with Rev. G. W. Stafford officiating at the funeral.

Military Service:

Hand, Sylvester R. CO. K, 48TH IND. Infantry.
Date Enrolled: 1861/10/24.
Where Enrolled: Rensselaer, Indiana.
Age: 43.
Notes: Transferred to Veterans Reserve Corps.

Thomas J. Hargis.

Birth: May 9, 1839, Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois.
Death: Nov. 10, 1918, Holton, Jackson County, Kansas.
Burial: Holton Cemetery, Holton, Jackson County, Kansas.

Thomas J. Hargis was born on May 9, 1839, at Springfield, Ill., and died in Holton, Kan., Nov. 10, 1918. He had attained the age of 79 years, 6 months and 1 day. The years of his boyhood and young manhood were spent in the town where he was born.

When 23 years of age, Mr. Hargis was united in marriage to Harriett Judd. The wedding took place in Springfield, Ill., on Oct. 11, 1862.

He enlisted as a private in Co. K, 115 Reg. Ill. Infantry Volunteers. The period of his service in the Union army was three years. His honorable discharge was occasioned by a wound received in the battle of Chickamauga. The battle of Chickamauga began Sept. 19, 1863.

Military Service:

Rank Private, Company K Unit 115th., ILL., U. S. Infantry, Residence SPRINGFIELD, SANGAMON CO, ILL, Age 23, Height 5' 9, Hair LIGHT, Eyes BLUE, Complexion LIGHT, Marital Status MARRIED, Occupation FARMER, Nativity SPRINGFIELD, SANGAMON CO, ILL., Joined When AUG 22, 1862, Joined Where SANGAMON CO, ILL., Period 3 YRS, Muster In SEP 13, 1862, Muster In Where CAMP BUTLER, ILL., Remarks: DISCHARGED FOR DISABILITY OCT 9, 1864, AT CAMP BUTLER ILL.

George Washington Jackson.

Birth: Aug. 11, 1831, Indiana.
Death: Feb. 8, 1912.
Burial: Union Cemetery, Winfield, Cowley County, Kansas.
Wife was Bettie Jackson (1837 - 1908

Col. Jackson was born August 11, 1831, and died at Fairland, Indiana, February 9, 1912. In the civil war he was a captain in the 34th Ind. Inf., lieutenant colonel and colonel of the 118th Ind. Inf., and colonel of the 9th Ind. Cav. In 1870 he moved to Geuda Springs; and two years later to Winfield, which he made his home until two years ago. He then went to the home of his son at Fairland. His wife died here several years ago, and was buried in Union cemetery.

Winfield Daily Courier, Monday, Feb. 12, 1912, Pg. 4