Tuesday, April 26, 2011


GEORGE TIPPLE STONEX, or SOTNAX, County Treasurer and farmer. The parents of George T. Stonex were William and Elizabeth Stonex, both natives of England. George T. Was born in the city of London, Eng., September, 26, 1820. He came with his parents to the United States in March, 1830, and located in Westchester, Chester County, Pa., where they remained until 1833, when they removed to Lancaster County. In the spring of 1835 the family moved to Dearborn County, Ind., where they lived about nineteen years. George T. Received his education in the common schools of London and Pennsylvania. In July, 1861, he enlisted in the Thirty-sixth Regiment, Illinois Volunteer Infantry, and was elected to the rank of First Lieutenant of Company F in said regiment.

He served all through the Missouri and Arkansas campaigns under Generals Siegel and Curtis until after the battle of Pea Ridge, when he went with his regiment to Shiloh. He participated in the siege of Corinth, after the capture of which, on account of his family, he resigned and returned home. Subsequently he was appointed Deputy Provost-Marshal, and was assigned to duty in the secret service of the Government, his field of service being chiefly in Illinois, remaining in this service until finally discharged at the close of the war. Returning to civil life, he engaged in the mercantile business in Mendota, Ill., where he remained for two years, when he sold out and removed to Dwight, where he established himself in the hardware business, where he remained for several years, until failing health compelled him to seek other pursuits, and disposing of his business he engaged in farming.

On May 18, 1844, he was married to Miss Kate B. Peterson in Franklin County, Ind., but no issue followed the marriage. Mr. and Mrs. Stonex, however, have had quite a large family of children by adoption, raising three to manhood and womanhood, and four others for a number of years. One of their adopted sons was captured at Cedar Mountain and died in camp. In September, 1878, Mr. Stonex moved from Douglas County, Ill., to Kansas, and located in the eastern part of Trego County, and in November, 1879, was elected Treasurer of the county, and two years afterwards was re-elected to the same office, and is now serving on his second term; and in addition to his other duties and business, he has been given much of his time to the service of the church, having been a minister in the Methodist Episcopal Church for twenty-two years, and with which he is still connected.

Service Card.

Rank 1LT.
Company F.
Unit 36 IL US INF.
Age 41.
Height 5' 9.
Hair DARK.
Complexion DARK.
Marital Status MARRIED.
Occupation FARMER.
Joined When AUG 10, 1861.
Joined Where NEWARK, IL.
Period 3 YRS.
Muster In AUG 20, 1861.
Muster In Where AURORA, IL.
Remarks RESIGNED JUL 14, 1862.


DAVID LUCAS was born in Page County, Va., May 14, 1839. In 1856, moved to Menard County, Ill., where he resided nine years learning the trade of a plasterer. Enlisted August 2, 1861 in Company F, Twenty-eighth Illinois Infantry. Was in the battles of Belmont, Fort Donelson and was wounded at Pittsburg Landing. While on furlough assisted in recruiting men for the Fourteenth, Fifteenth and Twenty-eighth Illinois Regiments. Was Postmaster of this regiments one year. Was mustered out at Boonesville, Tex., June 25, 1865. Came to Kansas in 1867 and located on a farm in Marion County. Was elected County Commissioner in 1868 and held the office two terms. Moved to Marion in 1873, was elected Postmaster of the House of Representatives in 1877 and held the position during three sessions of that body. Was married January 30, 1860, at Petersburg, Menard County, Ill., to Miss H. J. Dugan, and has had seven children -- John W., Samuel U. S. G., Laura A., Louisa J., Lenora Bates and Freddie, Effa May died in December, 1882 from the accidental discharge of a gun, seven years. Is a member of A. F. & A. M., I. O. O. F. and G. A. R. Lodges.

Service Card.

Rank PVT.
Company F.
Unit 28 IL US INF.
Age 22.
Height 5' 9.
Eyes BLUE.
Complexion LIGHT.
Marital Status MARRIED.
Occupation PLASTERER.
Nativity PAGE CO, VA.
Joined When AUG 2, 1861.
Period 3 YRS.
Muster In AUG 19, 1861.
Muster In Where CAMP BUTLER, IL.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Samuel C. ( L.? ) Chapman.


Birth: May, 1839, McMinn County, Tennessee.
Death: Apr. 21, 1916, Spokane, Spokane County, Washington.
Burial: Fairmount Memorial Park, Spokane, Spokane County, Washington.

He was a carpenter, contractor and builder, is a native of Madisonville, Monroe Co., Tenn., being a son of Rev. Wilson Chapman, a Baptist clergyman who was compelled to remove from Tennessee in 1850 on account of his outspoken anti-slavery sentiments. Samuel C. was born May 10, 1839. Went with his parents to Pike County, Ill., in 1850, where his father died in October, 1868. He came to Kansas in 1856 and spent about four years in this State, participating in the early struggles to make Kansas a free State, returning to Illinois in 1860. In September 1862, he enlisted in Company C, One Hundred and Twenty-second Illinois Volunteer Infantry, and was immediately commissioned Second Lieutenant of his company, serving in that position until he was discharged on account of disability. February 25, 1865, returned to Pike County, Ill., where he resided until 1869, when he located at Montana, Labette Co., Kan.

In the spring of 1870 he assisted in starting Labette City, and resided there until the fall of 1871, when he came to Parsons, having been here prior to the time that the town was located. He had the reputation of being one of the finest workmen in the State. He has done the carpenter work on several of the prominent brick business blocks of this city, among which are Wunderlich's, Rose's, J. Moore's and the Osage Coal Mining Company's office building besides many of the frame buildings which have been erected. He has also been quite extensively engaged in building in the Indian Territory, doing the work on the government buildings at Muskogee, and also for the Indians, besides erecting buildings for the Osage Coal and Mining Company at McAllister in the Indian Territory.

He was City Marshal of Parsons in 1874, and served three years as a member of the Republican Central Committee of Labette County, frequently being an active member of the various Republican Conventions. He is a member of the A. O. U. W. and K. of H. Mr. Chapman was married at Naples, Scott Co., Ill., September 18, 1860, to Almira J. Carrel, a native of Ohio. They have three children - Ida, Lulu, and Alice.

Service Card.

Rank 2LT.
Company C.
Unit 122 IL US INF.
Age 23.
Height 5' 7.
Eyes BLUE.
Complexion FAIR.
Marital Status MARRIED.
Occupation FARMER.
Joined When AUG 15, 1862.
Joined Where KANE, IL.
Period 3 YRS.
Muster In SEP 4, 1862.
Muster In Where CARLINVILLE, IL.
RESIGNED FEB 25, 1865.