Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Christopher Allen Charters.

Christopher Allen Charters.
Birth: December, 1833, Longford County, Ireland.
Although his head stone states 1833, all census state 1840-1841?
Death: February 23. 1919.
Wife's First wife was Rebecca Jane Cohn Charters., ( 1836-1904 ), married on February 4, 1878, in Coffey Co., Kansas.
Second wife was Clarrisa Johnson Charters, married on May 10, 1905.
Children: Horace Charters, born to Rebecca. Stepson Thomas A. Chambers.
Burial: Big Creek Cemetery, Burlington, Coffey County, Kansas..
Christopher was the first and only Postmaster of Crotty, Kansas, ( 1887-1906 ), was also a Farmer and a Grocer.  His son Horace was a Watch repairer and stepson Thomas was a Farm laborer.
Christopher was also a Civil War Veteran, of the 62nd., New York Infantry.
New York State records.

CHARTERS, CHRISTOPHER A.—Age, 28 years. Enlisted, May 3, 1861, at New York city, to serve three years; mustered in as private, Co. C, July 3, 1861; promoted corporal, April'1, 1862; returned to ranks, August 21, 1862; promoted sergeant, October 20, 1862; re-enlisted as a veteran, January 1, 1864; promoted sergeant-major, January 14, 1865; mustered out with regiment, August 30,1865, at Fort Schuyler, New York Harbor.

Christopher got a pension and on July 9, 1890, Clarrisa became his Beneficiary, why not Rebecca I have no idea.

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