John Reuben STEWART & Huldah WHEELER

Husband: John Reuben STEWART (1)
   Born: 25 SEP 1836 in Waverly Twp.?, IL (2 3 4)
Married: 15 JAN 1860 in Macoupin County, IL (30 31)
Died: 15 MAR 1892 in Creede, now Mineral Co., CO (5)
Father:
Mother:
Spouses:
   Wife: Huldah WHEELER (6 7)
   Born: 13 DEC 1841 in Bird Twp., Macoupin, IL (8 9)
Died: 04 DEC 1897 in Western Mound Twp., Macoupin, IL (10)
Father: John WHEELER
Mother: Mary "Polly" CAMERER
Spouses:
Children
01  (F): Mary P. STEWART
Born: 04 JUL 1862 in Macoupin Co., IL
Died: 10 AUG 1864 in Macoupin Co., IL
Spouses:
02  (F): Clarinda Florence STEWART (11)
Born: AUG 1864 in Macoupin Co., IL
Died: 07 MAR 1926 in LaMar, Barton Co., MO
Spouses: John P. TIPTON
03  (F): Irena Amanda STEWART
Born: 25 OCT 1866 in Bird Twp., Macoupin Co., IL (12)
Died: 13 MAR 1922 in Bird Twp., Macoupin Co., IL (13)
Spouses: John E. HAGAMAN
04  (M): Jonathan Monroe STEWART
Born: 06 DEC 1868 in Bird Twp., Hettick, Macoupin, IL (14 15)
Died: 13 SEP 1952 in Hettick, Macoupin, IL (16)
Spouses: Irettie ROBISON
05  (M): Calvin A. STEWART (17)
Born: 1870 in Bird Twp., Macoupin Co., IL
Died: MAY 1907 in Joplin, Jasper Co., MO (18)
Spouses: Eunice HARLAN
06  (F): Alice Ellen STEWART (19 20)
Born: 29 JAN 1873 in Bird Twp., Macoupin Co., IL (21 22 23 24)
Died: 19 JUN 1959 in Carlinville, Macoupin Co., IL (25 26)
Spouses: Otis Clarence JOINER
07  (M): William Reuben STEWART (27)
Born: 11 MAY 1879 in Bird Twp., Macoupin Co., IL (28)
Died: 09 JUL 1970 in Carlinville, Macoupin Co., IL (29)
Spouses: Mable Elsworth EDWARDS

Additional Information

John Reuben STEWART:

Notes:
1850 Morgan County IL Census:
2454/2505
STEWART, William 36 $400 TN
Naomi 33 KY
John 13 IL
Alexander 8 IL
William 7 IL
James 6 IL
Phoebe 4 IL
Melinda 1 IL
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1860 Macoupin County Illinois Census, T10R8, P. O. Carlinville
#31/206 WHEELER John 53 frmer $8000/2349 KY
Mary 53 KY
Calvin 15 IL
Marion 21 MW IL
STEWART John 23 IL
Huldah 18 IL
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1870 Macoupin County Illinois Census, T10R8
#14/14 STEWART John 31 farmer-renter 0/$600 IL
Huldah 28 Keeps house IL
Florence 5 IL
Amanda 3 IL
Monroe 1 IL
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1880 Macoupin County Illinois Census, Bird Twp., p20D
STEWART John 43 carpenter IL TN KY
Hulda 39 IL KY KY, wife
Clarinda T 15 IL IL IL, dau
Irena A 13 IL IL IL, dau
Jonathan M 11 IL IL IL, son
Calvin A 9 IL IL IL, son
Alice E 7 IL IL IL,dau
William R 1 IL IL IL, son
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John Reuben Stewart volunteered for Military Service, Civil War, 10 March 1864 in Palmyra, Macoupin Co., IL. He was mustered in at Camp Butler, Springfield, IL 10 March 1864. Family history states that he contracted smallpox while at Camp Butler, although there is no military record. Small pox affected his sight to some degree. He was officially discharge 15 August 1865 at Benton Barrack, St. Louis, Mo. His original discharge papers are in the possession of ggrandaughter, Mary Ann Stewart Kaylor.

CIVIL WAR RECORDS from Washington show the following:

VOLUNTEER ENLISTMENT, State of Illinois, Town of Palmyra.
I, John Stewart, born in Morgan Co. in the State of Illinois aged 28 years, and by occupation a farmer, Do Hereby Acknowlege to have volunteered this 10th day of March 1864 to serve as a soldier in the Army of the United States for the period of three years, unless sooner discharged by proper authority. Do also agree to accept such bounty, pay, rations, and clothing, as are, or may be established by law for volunteers. And I, John Stewart, do solemnly swear that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the United States of America, and that I will serve them honestly and faithfully against all their enemies or opposers whomsoever; and that I will observe and obey the orders of the President of the United States, and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to the Rule and Articles of War.

Sworn and subscribed to, at Palmyra this 10th day of March 1864,
before W. H. Stout, Lieut. & Rect. Officer - 10 Ill. Cav. /s/ John Stewart

I, certify on honor, that I have carefuly examned the above -names Volunteer, agreeably to the General Regulations fo the Army, and that, in my opinion, he is free from all bodily defects and mental
infirmity, which would in any way disqualify him from performing the duties of a solder.
/s/ A. A. Shutt, 10 Ill.Cavalry, Examing Surgeon

I, certify on honor, that I have minutely inspected the Volunteer, John Stewart, previously to his enlistment, and that he was entirely sober when enlisted; that, to the best of my judgement and belief, he is of lawful age; and that, in accepting him as duly qualified to perform the duties of an able-bodied soldier, I have strictly observed the Regulations which govern the recruiting service. This soldier had Blue eyes, Light hair, fair complexion, is 5 feet 4 inches high.
/s/ Wm. H. Stout, 10th Regiment of Ills. Cav., Volunteers, Recruiting Officer

DECLARATION OF RECRUIT
I, John Stewart, desiring to volunteer as a soldier int he Army of the United States, for the term of three years, do declare, that I am 28 years and ____months of age; that I have never been discharged
from the United States Service on account of disability or by sentence of a court martial, or byorder before the expiration of a term of enlistment; and I know of no impediment to my serving honestly
and faithfully as a soldier for three years.
Given at Palmyra, Ills. the 10 day of March 1864
Witness: W. H. Stout /s/ John Stewart

MUSTER ROLLS - 10th IL CAVALRY, CO.E:
Roll Dated April 11, 1864, Springfield, Ill. - resided Palmyra, Macoupin Co., IL

Roll Dated May 16, 1864, Camp Butler, Ill. (Springfield)

Roll Dated June 10, 1864, Springfield, Ill.

Roll Dated July/Aug 1864, Absent, Recruit 2 & 3 install. of bounty due. Paroled prisoner of war
at Benton Barracks, Mo. since Aug. 1, 1864

Detachment Muster Roll (paroled men) dated 31 Aug 1864, Benton Barracks, Mo.,2nd install bounty due

Roll Dated Sept/Oct 1864, Recuit 2 & 3 install due, paroled prisoner of war at St. Louis, MO since Aug 1, 1864

Roll Dated Oct. 31 to Dec. 30, 1864, Recruit 2 & 3 install. of bounty due. Paroled prisoner of War at St. Louis, Mo. since Aug 1, 1864.

Roll Dated Dec. 30 to Dec. 31, 1864, 3 install of bounty due. Recruit deserted from Parole Camp at
St. Louis, Mo. during Dec. 1864, date not known.

Roll Dated Jan/Feb 1865, recruit 3d install of bounty due. Rejoined from Desertion Feb. 14, 1865.
Sentence of R. C. M. to forfeit 1 mos. pay to U. S.

Co. Muster-out Roll, dated Jan. 4, 1865 - Assigned to Co. E 10 Ill. Cav. as reorganized per ? 4, S. O. 24 of 1 &65?, Dept of Ark. Recruit transf'd to Co. E same Regt. under circular No.36 War Dept. current series. Paroled prisoner of war at St. Louis since Aug. 1, 1864.

(Summary?) November 3, 1864 for 20 days; Charged desertion of December, 1864 is removed. He was
tried and convicted by a regimental court martial for absent without leave from on or about December 31, 1864 to February 11, 1865, when he returned to company.

Roll Dated Mar/Apr 1865, (same as above)

Descriptive List of Deserters, dated March 5, 1865 - Returned from Desert. Feb. 17, 1865 at Brownsville, Ill. (Ark.?)

Dated May 4, 1865, Muster out to take effect Aug. 15, 1865

Roll Dated May/June 1865 - absent - recruit 3 & 4 install. of bounty due by sentence to forfeit to
U.S. 1 mos. pay by R. C. M. - Absent sick at Gen. Hosp. New Orleans, La. since June 6, 1865

Roll Dated July/Aug, 1865, same as above

Dated Aug. 15, 1864 - Individual Muster-out Roll, sentenced by Regtl. C. .M. to forfeit one months pay
to the U. S. and Clothing allowance for his last months service. Mustered out in accordance
with circular from S. G. P.

Roll Dated Sept/Oct 1865 - absent - sick at New Orleans, La since June 6, 1865

Dated Nov. 11, 1865, San Antonio, Tex., absent, sick at New Orleans, La. since June 6, 1865. No discharge furnished

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John evidently applied for a Disability Pension re the following papers:

MEMORANDUM FROM PRISONER OF WAR RECORDS
Stewart, John R. 10 Regt Ills Cav. Co E, records of B. B., Mo. Vol 2, p333; Vol 4, p23.
Captured at Searcy, Ark. July 14, 1864, Paroled at Jackson Port, July 19, 1864, reported Aug. 1, 1864.
Charged desertion removed. He was absent without leave from Sept 21/64 to on or about Oct. 31/64 when he returned.
Furloughed at Benton Barracks Nov 3/64 for 20 days. No later record. Pens. Case to Ellesbrook Apl 28/82

Dated April 10, 1882, Mr. Morris: Wanted in case of John R. Stewart, Co. E, 10th Ills. Cavalry.
Enrolled Mch 10/64 at Palmyra, Ills mustered in May 26/64 by Lt. Montgomery. Credited to 10th Dist. whereabout from March 10/64 to May, June 1864- any evidence of disability......
Mr. Falter?: This man was received at Camp Butler ___? April 1, 1864 and sent to the 10 Ills. Cav. June
9, 1864. No officers report, nor cause of retention at ___. No record of disability. Hosp. records not on file...April 1882 /s/?
Not ___ on rolls of Hospt. Camp Butler, Ill. for Mar & April, May & June 1864 on file in office.

Dated Oct. 19, 1887 - Book Mark: 2312, C, 1887. Captured at Searcy, Ark. July 14, 1864, paroled near Jackson Port, July 19, 1864; reported at Benton Barracks, Mo. August 1, 1864 and deserted September 21, 1864. The charge of desertion is removed. He was absent without leave from September 21, 1864 to on or about October 31, 1864, when he returned to Benton Barracks, Mo. He was furloughed. /s/ Griffin
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List of Burials at the Colorado State Veteransí Center Cemetery
(aka Homelake Soldiers and Sailors Home)
The information for this list was obtained from the master list of cemetery burials
and a tombstone survey. Web site:
http://www.riograndeco.homestead.com/files/Homelakecemq-z.txt

Stewart, John 1892 Co.E. 10th Ill.Cav.

Huldah WHEELER:

Notes:
Macoupin County IL Death Records at courthouse:
STEWARD, Hulda d 4 Dec 1897, #3359, Vol. 2, p 276?
IL State Archives Database:
STEWART, Hulda, d 4 Dec 1897, Western Mount Twp., age 54, Bol 1, p 275, #3579, Macoupin County

Footnotes

  1. Civil War, Co. E 10th IL Cavalry.
  2. Eva England, Nilwood, IL.
  3. 1880 Census Macoupin Co., IL, Fam. # 137/38.
    John Stewart , age prior to June 1st 43, occ. carpenter, b. ILL, father b. Tenn,
    mother b. Ky.
  4. 1860 Census Macoupin Co., IL.
    John Stewart, 23, M, b. ILL, married within this year.
  5. National Archives, Washington, DC.
  6. Eva England, Nilwood, IL.
  7. 1891 Portrait and Biographical Album of Macoupin County, Illinois, reproduction sponsored by Macoupin Co. Historical Society, Carlinville, IL., p. 429.
    "Huldah, who is the wife of John R. Stewart."
  8. 1880 Census Macoupin Co., IL.
    Hulda Stewart, age 39, keeps house, place of b. ILL, place of b. of father- KY
    place of b. of mother- KY.
  9. 1860 Census Macoupin Co., IL.
    Huldah Stewart, 18, f, b. ILL, married within this year.
  10. Compiled by Macoupin County Historical Society Committee, Tombstone Revelations in Macoupin County, Illinois, Book II, Compiled by Macoupin Co. Historical Society Committee, p. 25.
    STEWART, Hulda 55 yr 11 months 21 days Dec. 04, 1897.
  11. 1880 Census Macoupin Co., IL, Fam. # 137.
    Clarinda Stewart , single at home, place of b. ILL.
  12. Ibid.
    Irene Stewart , f, age 13 rel. to head of house- daughter, b. ILL.
  13. Compiled by Macoupin County Historical Society Committee, Tombstone Revelations in Macoupin County, Illinois, Book II, Compiled by Macoupin Co. Historical Society Committee, p. 25.
    Irene A. STEWART HAGAMAN ( w/John J. 1866 1922.
  14. 1880 Census Macoupin Co., IL.
    Jonathan, M, age 11, son, b. ILL.
  15. Mary Ann Stewart Kaylor, 931 Miles St., Illiopolis, IL 62539-3562.
  16. Ibid.
  17. 1891 Portrait and Biographical Album of Macoupin County, Illinois, reproduction sponsored by Macoupin Co. Historical Society, Carlinville, IL., p. 429.
    "Calvin, who married Lizzie Kane."
  18. Electrocuted while working on power lines.
  19. Personal knowledge of Sherry Arlotta.
  20. Prairie Farmers Directory of Macoupin co., 1919 (1919), p. 898.
    Joiner, Otis C. (Alice E. Stewart) Ch. Orin, Eunice, Estel, Hettick R 29 Bird Sec. 8 T 120a. William Joiner (1876) Macoupin Tel. Hettick).
  21. Interview with Estel Joiner on 6/29/1977.
  22. Date from Tombstone at Oak Hill Cemetery, Palmyra, IL.
  23. 1880 Census Macoupin Co., IL.
    Alice E. Stewart, f, age 7, daughter, single attends school, b. ILL.
  24. 1920 US Census, Macoupin Co., Bird Twp., ED.35, Sheet #3, P. 4302, Microfilm # 1820388, p. 4302.
  25. Date from Tombstone at Oak Hill Cemetery, Palmyra, IL.
  26. Compiled by Macoupin County Historical Society Committee, Tombstone Revelations in Macoupin County, Illinois.
    JOINER, Alice E. date of birth 1873 date of death 1959 cemetery code N.P. 12-32.
  27. Eva England, 308 Richmond DR, Warrenton, MO.
  28. Beverly Martin, 1106 Bellerive Blvd., St. Louis MO 63111.
  29. Obit: Died Lakeview Nursing Home in Carlinville, IL.
  30. Marriage Record of John R. Stewart and Huldah Wheeler.
  31. 1860 Census Macoupin Co., IL, p. 31.
    Married within this year.

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