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John Wesley Humphreys
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Birth: Jan. 29, 1846
Livingston County
Missouri, USA
Death: Sep. 9, 1919
Grundy County
Missouri, USA

John Wesley Humphreys was the son of George W. Humphreys and Mary Ann Constant Humphreys.

He was brother to Rachel Ann Humphreys Stringer, Uriah Humphreys,
Margaret E. Humphreys,
Daniel Boone Humphreys and
Elisha Gordon Humphreys.

John helped on the family farm until the Civil War erupted.
He enlisted at St. Joseph, Missouri in 1862; he was just 16 years old. He was assigned to Company B, 4th Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry.

He was involved in the skirmish at the Little Blue River, June 2, 1862 (near Kansas City, Missouri); other duties included guarding the Missouri Pacific Railroad and the Union Army victory at Marmiton River, also known as the Battle of Charlot's Farm.

Not knowing if he was to survive, John married his sweetheart, Elizabeth McCarty Smith, September 4th, 1864 in Sullivan County. John did survive the Civil War, and was mustered out by mid-summer of 1865.

John went back to farming and the happy couple went on to have five beautiful children:

Mary Ellen Humphreys Long
Susan Jane Humphreys Ralls
George W. Humphreys
Samuel Chester Humphreys
Uriah Gordon Humphreys

At the age of 72, John developed acute hypostatic pneumonia (pneumonia from being bedridden) which was complicated with inflammation of the heart (myocarditis).

John died September 9th, 1919, at home.

Death Certificate

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Family links: 
  George W. Humphreys (1816 - 1892)
  Mary Ann Constant Humphreys (1818 - 1884)
  Elizabeth McCarty Smith Humphreys (1845 - 1927)*
  Samuel Chester Humphreys (1873 - 1961)*
  Rachel Ann Humphries Stringer (1841 - 1917)*
  John Wesley Humphreys (1846 - 1919)
*Calculated relationship
Union Grove Cemetery
Sullivan County
Missouri, USA
Maintained by: Tombstone Treasures
Originally Created by: Larry G. Flesher
Record added: Nov 17, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 44476246
John Wesley Humphreys
Added by: Keenan Glidewell Barker
John Wesley Humphreys
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 Added: Jun. 8, 2014

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