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Abraham Lincoln Clary
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Birth: Apr. 22, 1834
Sangamon County
Illinois, USA
Death: Oct. 2, 1913
Menard County
Illinois, USA

Born: April 22, 1834, Sangamon County, Illinois to Rhoda Armstrong Clary, while Lincoln was still at New Salem Village. Died: October 2, 1914, Petersburg, Menard, Illinois Buried: Oakwood Cemetery, Petersburg, near the present grave of Ann Rutledge. Ann's original grave was in "Old" Concord Cemetery, near the grave of John Clary, Jr.
This man was married three times and had children by two wives.
Abe Clary served many years as the County Coroner of Menard County, and in later years was employed as a male nurse; while so employed became ill and never recovered. He with his brother Wm. Carrol, often went hunting for there was game aplenty in Nebraska then. He served as second lieutenant in the Illinois Infantry, from 1862 until January 20, 1863, in the Kentucky Campaign of the Civil War. A distant cousin John Mathew Schroeder, served with him in Company "E" 85th Volunteer Regiment. Was discharged because of ill health. Captain Scott; First Lieutenant Joe Plunket, and Col. Moore were in command. by Clarence William Clary 1970

History of the 85th Illinois Volunteers Illinois Volunteer Infantry by Henry J. Aten 1901

CHAPTER XXXI. Pages 408 - 419
SECOND LIEUTENANT ABRAHAM L. CLARY was born in Petersburg, Menard county, Illinois, April 20, 1839, and was a farmer when he enlisted from his native town. He was elected second lieutenant at the organization of the company;
served through the Kentucky campaign, and resigned at Nashville, Tenn., January 20, 1863. He returned to his former home; was clerk in a dry goods store for some sixteen years, and is at present coroner of Menard county. His address is Petersburg, Ill.

Company E was the Menard county company and was enrolled by Pleasant S. Scott, of Petersburg, under date of July 17, 1862. In this county were many people who had emigrated from Virginia, Kentucky and Tennessee. These people were hardy, patriotic and brave, and most of them were strongly opposed to slavery. And these pioneers and their sons were prompt to respond to the call of the President for additional troops.

At the organization of the company the following commissioned officers were elected: Pleasant S. Scott, captain; Joseph M. Plunkett, first lieutenant, and
Abraham Clary, second lieutenant. At the organization of the regiment this company became the color company.

The record shows that the company had 3 killed in battle, 5 died of wounds, 2 were accidentally killed, 12 died of disease, 18 were discharged for disability, 13 were wounded who lived to be discharged from the service. Of the 81 officers and men who formed the original company but 21 went home together at the close of the war. Not so strong in numbers as some of the others, nevertheless this company made a record of which all its members should be proud.

(see Find A Grave Memorial# 34326103) 
Family links: 
  John Clary (1793 - 1860)
  Rhoda Armstrong Clary (1794 - 1840)
  Henry B. Clary (____ - 1853)*
  Royal Armstrong Clary (1813 - 1874)*
  John A Clary (1815 - 1880)**
  Robert Clary (1819 - 1878)*
  William Carrol Clary (1823 - 1896)*
  Thomas C Clary (1825 - 1846)*
  Martha Jane Clary Bell (1827 - 1878)*
  Hugh A. Clary (1831 - 1896)*
  Abraham Lincoln Clary (1834 - 1913)
  Abraham Lincoln Clary (1834 - 1913)*
*Calculated relationship
Oakland Cemetery
Menard County
Illinois, USA
Created by: BKB
Record added: May 29, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 52976922
Abraham Lincoln Clary
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Remembering my first cousin 4 times removed. Rest in Peace.
- Michael Ratliff Lutz
 Added: Apr. 14, 2014
Friend: I read the obituary again and you are correct that the cemetery is Oakland Cemetery, therefore the burial info is incorrect and this memorial should be removed or corrected at the very least!
 Added: Jan. 30, 2014
To Friend: The memorial states the death year as 1913 and I have his obituary, death notice which confirms the death date, burial date & location. I am happy to review any documents you may have the suggests otherwise.
 Added: Jan. 29, 2014
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