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Hiram S. Daman
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Birth: May 7, 1838
Illinois, USA
Death: Jan. 6, 1893
Adair County
Missouri, USA

2nd of 5 children of Joel Briggs Daman, Sr. and Sarah A. "Sally" Chatfield

Military: Civil War, Union Army, Co. C, 86th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Private

Marriage (1): Jan 1, 1859, Jerusha B. Nurse, Woodford Co., Illinois

Three children:
1. Edwin L. Daman
1860 - 1898
2. LeGrande Daman
1862 - 1904
3. Charles Henry Daman
1867 - 1933

Marriage (2): Jul 11, 1872, Elizabeth Hall, Adair Co., Missouri
(1843 - 1940)

Two children:
1. Stephen Elmer Daman
1874 aft 1900 census
2. Bertha Elizabeth Daman
1882 1947

(above info contributed by Catherine Sevenau #47082189)


1880 Missouri census, Adair County

Hiram Claman Self M 44 Illinois
Legrand Claman Son M 18 Illinois
Charles Claman Son M 12 Illinois
Elmer Claman Son M 5 Missouri
Edwin Claman Son M 20 Illinois
Elisabeth Claman Wife F 38 Ohio


California Death Index

Name: Elizabeth Daman
Event Type: Death
Event Date: 02 Jan 1940
Event Place: Humboldt, California, United States
Birth Date: 09 Dec 1843
Birthplace: Ohio
Gender: Female
Father's Name: Daman

Elizabeth Hall Daman is buried in Trinidad Cemetery, Trinidad, California. She was the daughter of Archibald C. Hall and Charlott Storts. (contributed by Karen Babcock #48578939)


Private Hiram S. Daman, Co. C, 86th Illinois

Hiram S. Daman was born on May 7, 1838 in Hallock Township, Peoria County, Illinois, the 2nd of five children born to Joel Briggs Daman and Sarah A. "Sally" Chatfield. Joel Briggs Daman was born on September 26, 1791 at Ware, Massachusetts in Hampshire County and was first married to Patty Kentfield. Patty was born in 1794 and died in 1824. Two children are known to have been born to Joel and Patty. They were:

1. Joel Briggs Daman Jr., born July 19, 1818 in Geauga County, Ohio; died on November 1, 1901 near Edelstein, Illinois in Peoria County; married to Lydia A. Bullock who was born in 1838 and who died in 1883; they are buried in the Blue Ridge Cemetery in Peoria County.
2. Elizabeth Daman, born May 20, 1823 in Hamden, Ohio; died on April 27, 1859 in Peoria County; married to George Nurse on September 12, 1839 in Peoria County, George was born in 1813 and died in 1878; They are buried in the Blue Ridge Cemetery near North Hampton, Illinois in Peoria County.

After Patty died, Joel Sr. was married 2nd to Sarah A. "Sally" Chatfield, who was born August 4, 1810 at Waterbury, Connecticut in New Haven County. Five children are known to have been born to them:

3. Matson Daman, born c. 1835.
4. Hiram S. Daman born May 7, 1838; married to Jerusha B. Nurse b: 1838 d: 1870.
5. Reuben Daman born c. 1839
6. Matilda Daman born c. 1841; married to William Lanton, who was born c. 1840.
7. Francis Marion Daman, born August 6, 1847 near Chillicothe, Illinois in Peoria County; died on November 29, 1927 in Oakland, California; married to Angeline Frances McGray, who was born on August 25, 1851 and who died in 1918 in Longmont, Colorado; they are buried in the Mountain View Cemetery in Longmont, Colorado.

Sarah A. "Sally" Chatfield died on August 6, 1847 in Peoria, Illinois in Peoria County. Joel Briggs Daman Sr. died on September 6, 1849 in Chillicothe, Illinois in Peoria County. Their earthly remains were laid to rest in the Blue Ridge Cemetery in Peoria County, Illinois.

Hiram S. Daman was married on January 1, 1859 to Jerusha B. Nurse in Woodford County, Illinois. Jerusha was born on October 3, 1838 in Peoria County, Illinois, the daughter of Isaiah Nurse and Mary N. (Hill) Nurse.
Three children are known to have been born to Hiram and Jerusha. They are;

1. Edwin L. Daman, born on April 15, 1860 in Marshall, Illinois in Clark County; died on October 6, 1898; buried in the Slocum Cemetery in Greensburg, Missouri.
2. LeGrande Daman, born on February 14, 1862 in Hallock Township in Marshall County, Illinois; died on March 19, 1904; buried in the Slocum Cemetery in Greensburg, Missouri.
3. Charles Henry Daman, born born in 1867; died 1933.

On August 13, 1862, Hiram S. Daman volunteered to serve in a company which was being raised in Chillicothe, Illinois, and in the townships immediately north and west of Chillicothe, including Halleck Township in Peoria County and LaPrairie and Saratoga Townships in Marshall County, by John H. Batchelder, who operated the Ferry at Chillicothe, and Dr. Joseph Thomas, a Chillicothe area Physician. His name was spelled, possibly in error, DAMON at the time he volunteered.

Name Daman, Hiram S
Rank PVT Company C Unit 86 IL US INF

Personal Characteristics
Residence: Halleck, Peoria Co, IL; Age: 25; Height: 5' 8; Hair: Dark; Eyes: Gray; Complexion: Light; Marital Status: Married; Occupation: Farmer
Nativity Halleck, Peoria Co, IL

Service Record
Joined When AUG 13, 1862 Joined Where Chillicothe, IL
Joined By Whom J H Batchelder Period 3 YRS
Muster In AUG 27, 1862 Muster In Where Peoria, IL
Muster In By Whom N/A Muster Out N/A
Muster Out Where N/A Muster Out By Whom N/A
Remarks Discharged FEB 27, 1863 AT Gallatin, TN

When Batchelder and Thomas had almost 100 volunteers, they led the Chillicothe area company into Peoria where they went into camp at Camp Lyon, near present day Glen Oak Park. On August 27, 1862, Batchelder, Thomas and 87 of their volunteers were mustered into service as Co. C of the 86th Regiment of Illinois Volunteer Infantry. Dr. Thomas was elected by the men of Co. C to serve as their Captain, while Batchelder was elected to serve as their 1st Lieutenant.

On September 7, 1862, the men of the 85th & 86th Illinois marched out the gates of Camp Lyon, through the streets of Peoria, with much fanfare, and boarded a train bound for Camp Joe Holt, Jeffersonville, Indiana. By early October, the men of the 85th & 86th were in the field in Kentucky as part of Col. Daniel McCook's Brigade, in pursuit of Confederate troops. On Oct. 8, 1862, the men of McCook's Brigade were engaged with those troops in the Battle of Perryville, Kentucky, the 86th Illinois suffering their first casualties. There would be many more to come. After the Battle of Perryville, the Confederate troops withdrew from Kentucky and the men of McCook's Brigade marched on to Nashville, Tennessee where they would go into winter camp.

That first winter, the troops in Nashville were plagued with all sorts of illness. The living conditions and diet were not conducive to good health. The hospitals were full to overflowing in Nashville during the winter of 1862/63 and the Nashville National Cemetery is full of thousands of Union soldiers who died in Nashville of all sort of illnesses.

Even before the 86th reached Nashville, many soldiers were left behind with health problems. Many were left behind at Gallatin, Tennessee. One of the many soldiers who was having great difficulty with his health during this time period and who is believed to have been left behind at Gallatin before the 86th headed on to Nashville was Private Hiram S. Damon, of Co. C of the 86th.

Whatever his ailment, his condition did not improve with time. In February of 1863, the army doctors decided that Private Hiram S. Damon was not cut out for life in the army at this time and in hopes that he could return home and with the help of family and some home cooking, they made the decision that it was best to discharge him and let him go home. So, on February 27, 1863, Private Hiram S. Damon was discharged from the army and sent home. He probably reached Peoria County in March of 1863 and with the help of family and that home cooking, did apparently regain at least some of his health.

Sometime in the 1860's, Hiram and Jerusha decided to move west to Missouri, where they settled in Adair County. Jerusha B. (Nurse) Daman died there on June 16, 1870. Her earthly remains were laid to rest in the Slocum Cemetery in Greensburg Township in Knox County, Missouri.
Hiram S. Daman was married 2nd on July 11, 1872 to Elizabeth Hall in Adair County, Missouri. Elizabeth was born in 1843, the daughter of ____ Hall and unknown. Two children are known to have been born to them. They are:

1. Stephen Elmer Daman, born in 1874.
2. Bertha Elizabeth Daman, born 1882; died in 1947.

Private Hiram S. Damon was granted an Invalid Pension on June 28, 1880. Private Hiram S. Daman died on January 6, 1893 in Adair County, Missouri. His earthly remains were laid to rest in the Slocum Cemetery in Greensburg Township in Knox County, Missouri. Elizabeth (Hall) Daman died in 1940. It is not known where her earthly remains were buried at this time.

(contributed by Baxter B. Fite, III #47203738)

(Baxter would enjoy hearing from anyone, especially descendants of the Daman family, who might be able to add to the biographical material on Private Hiram S. Daman and the Daman family. He would also enjoy seeing copies of any other pictures of Private Hiram S. Daman, especially any showing him in uniform from his days in the service, added to his Find A Grave site.) 
Family links: 
  Joel Briggs Daman (1791 - 1849)
  Sarah A Chatfield Daman (1810 - 1847)
  Jerusha B. Nurse Daman (1838 - 1870)
  Edwin L. Daman (1860 - 1898)*
  Lee Grand Daman (1862 - 1904)*
  Joel Briggs Daman (1818 - 1901)**
  Elizabeth B Daman Nurse (1823 - 1859)*
  Abram Reuben Daman (1838 - 1921)**
  Hiram S. Daman (1838 - 1893)
  Matilda M Daman Leighton (1840 - 1871)*
  Francis Marion Daman (1847 - 1927)*
*Calculated relationship
aged 57 yrs, 1 mo, 29 days
Slocum Cemetery
Knox County
Missouri, USA
Plot: Lot 58
Created by: NE MO
Record added: Jul 22, 2010
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Hiram S. Daman
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