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Col John Dement
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Birth: Apr. 26, 1804
Gallatin
Sumner County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Jan. 16, 1883
Dixon
Lee County
Illinois, USA

John Dement was a politician and militia commander from the U.S. state of Illinois. Born in Tennessee, his parents, David & Dorcas (WILLIS) DEMENT migrated to Franklin County, IL in 1817, while he was in his early teens. His first political office was as county sheriff and he later served multiple terms in the Illinois House of Representatives. Dement held the federal Receiver of Public Moneys post with U.S. Government Land Office under five different presidential administrations. During the 1832 Black Hawk War Dement commanded a battalion in combat at the Second Battle of Kellogg's Grove. Sauk war chief Black Hawk later commented on the valor displayed by Dement during the battle. Dement died at his home in DementTown, Dixon, Lee, IL. 
 
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 Spouse:
  Mary Louise Dodge Dement (1816 - 1883)
 
 Children:
  Adaline Nancy Dement (1836 - 1843)*
  George Dorcus Dement (1838 - 1843)*
  Henry Dodge Dement (1841 - 1927)*
  John Polk Dement (1843 - 1847)*
  Mary Elizabeth Dement (1847 - 1850)*
  John J Dement (1854 - 1876)*
  Augustus Dodge Dement (1856 - 1866)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Oakwood Cemetery
Dixon
Lee County
Illinois, USA
 
Created by: Carol STEVENS
Record added: Sep 23, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 21714417
Col John Dement
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Col John Dement
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Col John Dement
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