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Lieut William L. Christian
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Birth: 1838
Missouri, USA
Death: Apr. 2, 1925
Washington County
Oklahoma, USA

1860 census P.O. Columbus, Jackson Twnsp. Johnson Co. MO
HEAD: A.M. Christian age:49 farmer KY
Jane age:48 KY
Wm. L. age:22 MO (this is the right name/age)
A.W. age:18 "M" MO
Mary T.J age:15 MO
Adilia H. age:12 "F" MO
Albion age:9 "M" (Albert R)
Nannie Dobyns age:23 KY
M. D. Davashier age:26 "teacher C.S."

Muster In card for the
27th MO. Mtd. Inf. date: 4th of July 1861
William L. Christian age 23 joined the regiment in Warrensburg, Johnson Co. as Pvt. He also furnished his horse/equipment. 3 year term.

The 27th Regiment was disbanded and all men were officially discharged Feb.1862. This left Lt. William to "enlist as Pvt. Co.G 7th Cav. Mo. March 25/62. Was promoted Batt.' Q.M. Sgt.Major May 12/62. Mustered out as Q.M Sgt. Sept. 12/62. Was appointed 1st Sgt. Co.G 7th MO. Nov. 1/62.
Promoted 1st LT. same Co. Dec. 25/63. And recommissioned 1st LT. Co.H 13th MO. Cav Vols. Sept. 13, 1864."
Another muster card says, "Mustered in as 1st LT. Co.H 13th by virtue of his Excellency W.P. Hall, Gov. of MO. Sept. 13, 1864...."

These 26 pages of muster cards, 13th only also say Lt. William was transferred and promoted to take the vacancy of command at Ft. Riley, Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas. Pages of good reading and a proud, excellent career.
13th Muster Roll Cards as an ending of his Civil War Career he was named as a Judge Advocate for Court Marshals and other hearings.

The pension card gives Co.C 27th MO- Co.H 13th MO- Co.G 7th MO. and lists the Widow as Emma I. Christian, file date was 1925 May 8th in Oklahoma. And William had filed as an Invalid 1891 Aug. 15 from MO. This pension card does not mention "minors" death pension card

1870 census Troy, Bedford Twnsp. Johnson CO. MO
William Christian age:30 MO "Principal of High School"
William was one of dozens of roomers,
AND in 1870 he was not yet married to Emma.
(I believe this is our William but not sure 100% the age is not quite on but we all know how accurate our census records are) But it would answer how and why he was promoted so rapidly and handed the Command of Ft.Riley.

Missouri, Marriages, 1750-1920
NAME: Wm. L. Christian
SPOUSE NAME: Emma I. Walton
DATE: 29 Sept. 1872
PLACE: Johnson Co. MO.
GS FILE 959990

1880 census Village of Kingsville, JOHNSON Co. MO..
W.L. age:42 "lumber dealer" William born Mo. mother in NC.?? father KY.
wife is Ema J. age 24 born Ill. and her parents, ME.
4 kids 6-5-2-4/12
and living with them is Clara Franklin 20 year old servant

1890 Soldiers, Sailors, Vets, Widows Census for Holden, Johnson Co. Missouri
lists: William L. Christian of the 27th MO. Mtd. Inf.

1910 census Twnsp. 3, Craig Oklahoma
HEAD: Albert R. age:24 MO
FATHER: William L. age:72 Mo parents: KY/KY
MOTHER: Ema I. age:53 Il. parents: Maine/Vermont
SISTER: Lula M. age:21 MO
SISTER: Inez age:16 MO

Thank you to the creator for transferring Lt. William to me, Carole Taylor, g-g granddaughter of Morrison M. Lee, a fellow soldier in the 27th, so I may add his life, loves and military history on Nov. 11/2014..Again thank you so much that was very interesting history.

Civil War
Company H
13th Regiment
Missouri Cav
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  Emma I. Walton Christian (1853 - 1931)
White Rose Cemetery
Washington County
Oklahoma, USA
Plot: 5-67-5
Created by: Judy Mayfield
Record added: Mar 26, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 35198941
Lieut William L. Christian
Added by: carole taylor puntenney
Lieut William L. Christian
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Lieut William L. Christian
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There is proof of Wm.L Christian age 23 joining the 27th Warrensburg, July 4, 1861 into Capt. Foster's Co. 27th. And then promotion to 2nd Lt from the ranks. and then the discharge, into Co.G 7th MO. Mar.25/62 and then by "Governor W.P. Hall proclamation ...(Read more)
- carole taylor puntenney
 Added: Nov. 11, 2014

- Judy Mayfield
 Added: Mar. 26, 2009

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