|Birth: ||Jan. 9, 1835|
|Death: ||Jun. 6, 1918|
Levi HANNA was born January 9, 1835 in Lawrence County, Indiana, near Bedford. He moved with his parents to Greene County, where the village of Vicksburg is now located, in April 1849 when southern Indiana was comparatively a wilderness, where he spent the prime of his life clearing the land and tilling the soil, until December 14, 1861, when he volunteered in CO K, 51ST REGT INDIANA VOLUNTEERS. He served three years and thirteen days and was engaged in ten of the hardest fought battles of the Rebellion, and in many skirmished. He was one of the 600 soldiers sent to Rome, Georgia, to destroy the foundry there, when he was captured and set to Libby prison at which place he remained for seven months. He escaped from prison, came home on a furlough then returned to his regiment and was discharged at Nashville, Tenn., December 16, 1864.
He was married to Elmira BURCHAM in December, 1856, and to this union were born five children, Jasper HANNA, of Portland, Ore., Joseph and Schyler, of Jasonville, Mrs. Alice MILLER, near Linton, and Levi, Jr. who died in infancy. His companion died March 23, 1873.
In August, 1872, he was married to Sarah NICHOLSON and to this union five children were born: Mrs. Jennie CRAWL, of Midland, Mrs. Lucinda SPARKS, of near Bloomfield, Mrs. Martha BAKER of Ridge Farm, Ill., Aden HANNA of Chrisman, Ill., and Timothy HANNA, who died at the age of sixteen months.
He professed faith in Christ and united with the Bethel Baptist church in July 1856, and was baptized by Elder M. C. FULK. He became a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church in 1886, continuing his membership in this church to the time of his death.
Thus on June 6, 1918, at Worthington, Indiana, was closed a life of four score and three years, four months and twenty-seven days, thirteen years beyond the allotted time of man. He leaves a companion, eight children, twenty-six grandchildren, four great grandchildren, two brothers, a sister and many relatives and friends to mourn his departure. His role of duty is folded up, his life work is done. We sorrow, but not without hope. Shall we not meet again on that beautiful shore where sighing and sorrow shall flee away and God shall wipe away all tears.
Prayer and song services were held at the residence, conducted by Rev. J. A. BREEDEN, and the funeral services were held at Lebanon conducted by Rev. CHRITCHFIELD, after which the remains were taken to Old Bethel Cemetery, near Vicksburg, on June 8, where he was buried by his first wife.
Almira Burcham Hanna (1838 - 1872)*
Sarah A Nicholson Hannah (1849 - 1930)*
Bethel Baptist Cemetery
Maintained by: Geraldine Barnett
Originally Created by: Susan (Haldeman) Fowler
Record added: Dec 02, 2005
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