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Leonard G. Stillson
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Birth: Jul. 17, 1821
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Nov. 29, 1903
Cedar County
Missouri, USA

*Leonard married Sarah "Sally" Surprise on June 7 1842 in Lake County, Indiana.

*Leonard married Elizabeth R Easter Roland in 1876.

*Listed on the 1880 Joplin, Jasper County, Missouri Census.
*Listed on the 1885 Empire City, Cherokee County, Kansas Census.
*Listed on the 1900 Lyon twp, Cherokee County, Kansas Census.

*Leonard volunteered on August 5, 1847 at Shawnee, La Salle County, Illinois to serve in the Mexican War. On December 29, 1847 rolls at Shawnee, Illinois show him in the Ist Illinois regiment. On Apri1 14, 1848 he was mustered in with a detail of recruits at Jefferson Barracks, Missouri. In June and August 1848 he was on duty at Las Vegas, New Mexico. In history, there was a three part campaign against Mexico, the 3rd being to hold New Mexico and California as retribution against Mexico for the military advancement against Texas, which had joined the United States as a state in 1845. On September 20, 1848, while his company was returning East, and while fording Big Cow Creek in central Kansas, Leonard's horse fell on his right leg, causing a compound fracture. On October 14, 1848 Leonard was honorably discharged with his company under Colonel Newby at Alton, Illinois.

Occupation: Miner

*NOTE: Read about Leonard here:


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  Elizabeth R. Easter Stilson (1824 - 1912)

Leonard G. Stillson
Jul. 17, 1821
Nov. 29, 1903
*It is impossible to read the rest of the headstone.
Note: Headstone is in terrible shape.
Newton Moore Cemetery
Cherokee County
Kansas, USA
Created by: Rebecca Dunlap
Record added: Feb 08, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 104843816
Leonard G. Stillson
Added by: Rebecca Dunlap
Leonard G. Stillson
Added by: Rebecca Dunlap
Leonard G. Stillson
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- Rebecca Dunlap
 Added: May. 6, 2013
"It is indeed a desirable thing to be well descended, but the glory belongs to our ancestors." ~Plutarch
- NJBrewer
 Added: Apr. 29, 2013

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