|Birth: ||Mar. 13, 1845|
|Death: ||Jul. 22, 1864|
Co E 78th Ohio.
According to the Ohio Roster, John W Pletcher was mustered out July 11, 1865, at Columbus, O.; veteran. He lived until 1942 and is buried in Crystal Plains Cemetery in Kansas. See here. He is not buried in Marietta National Cemetery as listed.
Found pension record for John W. Pletcher, 78th Ohio Inf on Ancestry.com and in pensioner index also on the following website: Smith County, KS 1883 List of Pensioners on the Roll
John W. Pletcher found in several Federal census including:
Census Microfilm Records: Kansas and Oklahoma, 1920
Locale: SMITH CENTER
Series: T625 Roll: 552 Part: 1 Page: 110B
The original burial record says this grave belongs to J. Parson. He is not listed in Roll of Honor or Co E 78th Ohio in Ohio Roster, but he is listed in CWSS and in the History of the 78th OVVI, page 60.
The History of the 78th Regiment O.V.V.I., by Stevenson, Thomas M., Zanesville, Ohio, 1865, is a second source that states on page 62 that James Parsons was killed in the battle of Atlanta. So, this is probably James Parsons in E-5807.
It also mentions Sgt Frank Porter on page 309, "In addition to those killed upon the battle-field of the 22d, very many died of their wounds. Among those not mentioned in the records who were killed on that day, are Francis Porter, Orderly Sergeant of Company G, and private E. Gallagher, of Company K, both men of marked bravery and popular favor, loved and esteemed by all; they have gone to their reward, engaged in defense of humanity and the great principles of national honor and liberty." (Also, there is a Sgt Frank Porter listed in Ohio Roster Roll of Honor as KIA in battle of Atlanta, Ga., July 22, 1864, no grave number given, so there is a possibility that it could be his grave also.)
The following is from Findagrave member, Sondra
This is the information I have on the Pletcher family. I have the original funeral card, but this is the text.
John W. Pletcher 1845-1942
John W. Pletcher
Born March 13, 1845
Died June 15, 1942
Aged 97 years, 3 months, 12 days
Funeral services will be held from the
Methodist Church, in
Smith Center, Kansas
Thursday, June 18, 1942
Body will lie in state at the church from 1:20 to 2:30 p.m.
Interment will be made in the Crystal Plains Cemetery
Pletcher family at Crystal Plains Cemetery:
I have no explanation regarding why John W. Pletcher, the elder, is not listed as resting there…possibly an entry mistake? But the other information about Crystal Plains on Internment.com is absolutely correct
Pletcher, John W., b. 7 May 1879, d. 15 Jan 1880
Pletcher, Barbara E., b. 30 Jul 1888, d. 20 Jan 1890
Pletcher, Glenn Edward, b. 5 Jun 1949, d. 24 May 1999
Pletcher, Inf Dau., d. 13 Feb 1971, infant dau of Glenn & Debra Pletcher
Pletcher, Mary A., b. 4 Feb 1877, d. 29 Dec 1879
Pletcher, Rosa M., b. 8 Oct 1872, d. 27 Dec 1879
Mathes, Emma (Pletcher), b. 23 Aug 1870, d. 20 Oct 1960, s/w Edward F. Mathes (have photo)
Mathes, Edward F., b. 6 May 1865, d. 5 Feb 1945, s/w Emma (Pletcher) Mathes (have photo) (my GG uncle)
-from Findagrave member, Sondra
More about the Pletcher family can be found in my public messages.
Marietta National Cemetery
Plot: E 5807
Maintained by: Janet
Originally Created by: US Veterans Affairs Offi...
Record added: Mar 04, 2000
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According to the Ohio Roster, John W Pletcher was mustered out July 11, 1865, at Columbus, O.; veteran. The original burial record says this grave belongs to J. Parson; not listed in Roll of Honor or Co E 78th Ohio in Ohio Roster, but mentioned in the His...(Read more)|
Added: Aug. 9, 2008
Found pension record for John W. Pletcher on Ancestry.com and in pensioner index also on the following website: http://skyways.lib.ks.us/kansas/genweb/archives/smith/military/1883.txt|
Added: Jul. 26, 2008
John W. Pletcher found in:Census Microfilm Records: Kansas and Oklahoma, 1920 Age: 74 Gender: M Race: W Birthplace: OHIO State: KS County: SMITH Locale: SMITH CENTER Series: T625 Roll: 552 Part: 1 Page: 1...(Read more)|
Added: Jul. 24, 2008