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James Monroe Ashburn
Birth: Oct. 9, 1842
Death: Jun. 2, 1918

Born in McLean or Tazewell County, Illinois. Biographical & Historical records of Decatur County, Iowa lists James M. ASHBURN as having enlisted 6 Jul. 1861 in Company D, 4th Iowa Infantry. He fought in the battles of Chickasaw Bayou; Arkansas Post; First and Second battles of Jackson, Mississippi; Champion Hill; Siege of Vicksburg; Brandon, Mississippi; Chattanooga; Mission Ridge; In the Atlanta Campaign and in the battles of Jonesboro & Savannah. He was wounded by a piece of shell at Chickasaw Bayou and was shot through the clothing at Vicksburg. Honorably Discharged at Davenport, Iowa 6 Aug. 1865. Married Ruth Elizabeth MERCER 9 May 1867 at Vandalia, Fayette County, Illinois. Died at Lamoni, Iowa. Was a Farmer, Stock raising and shipping. 
 
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 Parents:
  Jesse Ashburn (1811 - 1879)
  Almira Glass Ashburn (1823 - 1911)
 
 Spouse:
  Ruth Elizabeth Mercer Ashburn (1847 - 1922)*
 
 Children:
  Laura Lucretia Ashburn Keller (1868 - 1949)*
  James Monroe Ashburn (1869 - 1879)*
  Luella Jane Ashburn Piercy (1870 - 1959)*
  Margaret Almira Ashburn Allen (1873 - 1940)*
  Dithema Elizabeth Ashburn Turner (1874 - 1942)*
  Mary Etta Ashburn Sinco (1876 - 1955)*
  Nina Almina Ashburn Brown (1878 - 1953)*
  William Tecumseh Ashburn (1880 - 1941)*
  Armetta Sabina Ashburn Brown (1882 - 1975)*
  Nellie Lucinda Ashburn Bason (1884 - 1957)*
  Jesse Monroe Ashburn (1887 - 1958)*
  John Theopolis Ashburn (1889 - 1961)*
 
 Siblings:
  James Monroe Ashburn (1842 - 1918)
  Sophia Jane Ashburn McCleneghan (1846 - 1916)*
  Charles B. Ashburn (1865 - 1938)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Lillie Cemetery
Lamoni
Decatur County
Iowa, USA
 
Created by: James Piercy
Record added: Mar 05, 2006
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Thank you for your service in the War between the States, The Civil War! In rememberance this Memorial Day!
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