Friday, November 11, 2011

Remembering, Macon Solider's Monument

Copyright 2011, CABS for Reflections From the Fence

Heather Wilkinson Rojo of Nutfield Genealogy posted a challenge the other morning on Google+ that read in part, "Join me posting a transcription of the names on you local war memorial for Veteran's Day."

This is from the Macon Cemetery, Macon, Lenawee County, Michigan.

Macon Cemetery Soldier's Monument

Macon Cemetery is located on Mills-Macon Road, just north of Clinton-Macon Road.

This monument was dedicated May 30, 1892 at 2:30 on Decoration Day (Memorial Day). The invocation was given by Rev. Mr. Gulick and the historical address was given by the Hon. George Howell, while Professor White of Jackson gave the “address”. The monument was made by Marsteller of Clinton. It is reported that it was “a beauty and was sold at a very (cheap) figure for at a monument of that ----and quality”. Source of quote unknown.

Monument is made of granite.

Inscriptions on the West Side read:

Emmet Morgan
11 Mich. Inf.
Died at Chattanooga Tenn.
1865 ae 21 ys.

Revilo Sage
3 Mich. Cav.
Died at New Orleans La.
1865 ae 26 ys.

Rufus Sage
11 Mich Inf.
Died at Chattanooga Tenn
1865 ae 22 ys.

Lyman Lewis
3 Mich. Cav.
Died at Browns Sta. Ark.
1865 ae 25 ys.

Edward Lewis
4 Mich. Inf.
Killed at Gettysburg Pa.
1865 ae 20 ys.


South side inscriptions read:

Lieut. E. L. Tucker
Killed at Washington Tenn
1865 ae 35 ys.

Ichabod Burleson
6 Mich. Inf.
Died at New Orleans La.
1862 ae 23 ys.

Israel Pennington
30 Mich. Inf.
Died at Detroit Mich.
1865 ae 17 ys.

John A. Pennington
Pvt. 310 Med Det A.E. F.
Died 1918 France

North side inscriptions read:

Wm B Hatch
1 Serg 3 Mich Cav
Died at Tecumseh Mich.
1862 ae 23 ys.

Neafie Hunt
4 Mich Dav.
Died Murfreesboro Tenn.
1863 ae 44 ys.

Ransom Hendershot
3 Mich. Cav.
Died at Duvalls Bluff Ark.
1864 ae 23 ys.

Liniaes Burdett
3 Mich. Cav.
Died at Jackson Tenn
1862 ae 19 ys.

(Note:   Four of these men do not appear to be buried at Macon, Lieut. E.L. Tucker, Icabod Burleson, Neafie Hunt, and Ransom Hendershot.)

(Note: Researchers interested in John A. Pennington might question if he was a Civil War Veteran. He died in Europe during World War I. If he had been 16 years old at the end of the Civil War in 1865, then he would have been 69 years old in 1918. Unless there are two John A. Penningtons in the Macon, Lenawee County, Michigan area. I have not done any research on this family.)

* The Macon Cemetery records were published in 2008 as part of the Burial Series of Lenawee County, Michigan.  It was published by the Lenawee County Family Researchers.

** The disclaimer, I was a member of the LCFR, was a past president and chaired their publication committee.  I was the web mistresses for the web pages/presence.  All my work for the LCFR was volunteer, I never received any income of any sort from my duties and work for and on behalf of the LCFR.

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