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John A Christen
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Birth: Aug. 2, 1838
Belmont County
Ohio, USA
Death: Sep. 24, 1863
Adams County
Pennsylvania, USA

John was wounded in action at the battle of Gettysburg 3 Jul 1863 by a gun shot wound in the lung. He died from this wound 2 months later on 24 Sep 1863. According to his military papers, he was brought back to Tyler County, West Virginia where he was buried in the private cemetery of Grandon which is on private property today, on 25 Sep 1863. His tombstone has the date of his burial for his death date. John was the sole supporter of his mother Malinda to which she received a pension for his service until her death. Prior to the Civil War, John was a school teacher. Malinda is buried beside her son John. The father, John, had abandoned the family and headed to Kansas and was never seen again. He was buried in Kansas. 
 
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 Parents:
  Malinda Thompson Christen (1819 - 1897)
 
 Siblings:
  John A Christen (1838 - 1863)
  Lilly A. Roberts (1841 - 1915)*
  George Locie Christen (1843 - 1918)*
  James Christen (1844 - 1864)*
  William A Christen (1848 - 1911)*
  Winfield Scott Christen (1850 - 1933)*
  Omar Christen (1853 - 1933)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: Sgt, Co. K,7th Reg. W.Va Volunteers
 
Burial:
Grandon Cemetery
Tyler County
West Virginia, USA
 
Maintained by: Dani Ryan
Originally Created by: Shirley Shore (inactive)
Record added: Mar 25, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6290038
 


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