Thursday, May 17, 2012

William J. Mahan.

WILLIAM J. MAHAN, contractor and builder, was born in Pleasant Hill, McLean Co., Illinois, in 1812. At the breaking-out of the war he enlisted his services in Company K, Eighth Illinois Volunteer Infantry, and soon after was instituted in the commissary of the Quartermaster's department with which he was connected till 1864, his term of enlistment; he then re-enlisted and veteraned in the Thirteenth Indiana, Company G, and remained in it till the end of the war, in the comissariat, when he was honorably discharged. After the war, he engaged at his present business in Bloomington, Ill., and followed it there till 1869, when, after spending several years in connection with his present business in Missouri and Texas, he located in Kansas and has been connected with it in the State almost continuously since. In 1877, he was married in Joplin, Mo., to Miss Martha A. Miller, of De Witt, Illinois. They have one little girl living, Eula May. Mr. Mahon is an active member of the K. of P. society. Since coming to the State, he has left important relics of his handicraft principally in Abilene, Kan., and in the mining and smelting institutions of Galena and Empire City.

Civil War Cards.

William J. Mahan, Private, Company K., 8th., Illinois, Infantry, Residence McLean, County Illnois, Age 19, Height 5 feet and 5 and a half inches, Hair Brown, Eyes Hazel, Complexion Light, Nativity Pleasant Hill, McLean, County, Illinois, Joined August 1, 1861, for 3 years. Discharged term of service expired.

William J. Mahan.
Age: 21.
Date Enrolled: 1864/10/01.
Where Enrolled: Indianapolis, Indiana.
Regiment: Indiana 13th., Infantry.
Company: G.
Discharge Date: 1865/09/05.
Notes: Reorg. Promoted to Sgt., February 8, 1865. Substitute.

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