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Sgt Alexander Abernathy
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Birth: Jul. 7, 1844
West Point
Lee County
Iowa, USA
Death: Apr. 1, 1932
Chicago
Cook County
Illinois, USA

Husband of Mary K. (Howard) Abernathy (1849-1916). Son of William Abernathy and Lucy (Allen) Abernathy. Alexander was a Civil War Veteran. He was a Sergeant in Company I, 16th Wisconsin Infantry. According to the application for his military headstone, he served in the Civil War under the name of "John Smith" although Civil War records show him listed as Alexander "Abernethy." He was living in Darlington, Wisconsin in September 1861 and enlisted on September 26, 1861 as a Corporal in Company I, 16th Wisconsin Infantry. He was promoted to Sergaent and First Full Sergeant and was mustered out on July 12, 1865 in Louisville, Kentucky. Alexander's regiment was involved in several major battles of the Civil War including Shiloh, Corinth, Kenesaw Mountain and several battles in Atlanta.

(Additional biographical information from death certificate and headstone application provided by Findagrave member "My Labour of Love.") 
 
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 Parents:
  William Abernathy (1813 - 1878)
  Lucy E. Allen Abernathy (1818 - 1879)
 
 Spouse:
  Mary K. Howard Abernathy (1849 - 1916)
 
Burial:
Pontoosuc Cemetery
Pontoosuc
Hancock County
Illinois, USA
 
Created by: Calcat
Record added: Nov 09, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 80149925
Sgt Alexander Abernathy
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Sgt Alexander Abernathy
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 Added: May. 5, 2014
 
 
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