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Sgt Henry King Aderton
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Birth: Mar. 22, 1835
Lincoln County
Missouri, USA
Death: May 25, 1894
Calhoun County
Illinois, USA

The son of Captain Marcus Lindly Aderton and Matilda Ann Ruland, Henry married Amelia Jane Gilbert on 07 Oct 1859 in Calhoun County, Illinois. He was a farmer, and they were the parents of 8 children. Several of their children did not survive infancy or early childhood.

Henry served as a sergeant with Company C of the 97th Illinois Infantry (Union) during the Civil War. The unit was organized at Camp Butler, Illinois and mustered in 16 Sep 1862.

The 97th was ordered to Kentucky and made its way to Arkansas by 1863 where they were involved in the assault and capture of Fort Hindman. They fought in the Battle of Port Gibson, the Battle of Champion's Hill and the Battle of Big Black River in May of 1863.

The 97th next took part in the Siege of Vicksburg in Mississippi. After that, they were moved to New Orleans and had provost duty there until May 1864.

In 1865, they were ordered to Florida and then were part of Steele's Expedition to Mobile, Alabama. The 97th helped capture Fort Blakely in Apr 1865.

In May, they were sent to Galveston, Texas. Due to injuries suffered in a railroad accident, Henry was discharged on 30 May 1865. The rest of his unit was mustered out in Texas on 29 Jul 1865. The regiment lost a total of 233 men to wounds or disease.

After Henry's wife died in 1878, he lived with his mother, brother and several other relatives. The 1880 census noted that he suffered from paralysis.

Children: 4 sons, 4 daughters.

Father of:
Rebecca A. Aderton
Alice Aderton
Henry Marcus Aderton
John R. Aderton
William E. Aderton
Hope Aderton
Thomas J. A. L. Aderton
Emma Gilbert Aderton Robinson

Henry's siblings:
Matilda Louise "Tilly" Aderton Hallett
Lindlay Aderton
Meriman R. Aderton
Sarah Emiline Aderton Tremain
George Latimer Aderton
James Algro Aderton




"Uncle" Henry K. Aderton, a prominent citizen and a man esteemed and beloved by all who knew him, was "mustered out" of life's service, to answer the roll call on high, Friday evening, May 25th, 1894, at his residence in Batchtown, after a long and useful life of sterling integrity and honor.

The deceased was born in Troy, Lincoln county, Mo., March 22, 1835, and came to Calhoun county at the tender age of nine years, residing near Brussels. He was married October 7, 1858, to Miss Amelia J. Gilbert, an estimable young lady of this county, and eight children came to bless the union, of whom three only are now living.

Mr. Aderton enlisted in the Federal army, August 12, 1862, in Company C., 97th Illinois Infantry, and his war record was a most brilliant one, he serving his country faithfully and well until May 30th, 1865, when he was honorably discharged for physical disabilities received in a railroad accident, resulting in paralysis of the lower extremities.

By a life of frugality, and by the aid of his pension, the deceased had accumulated considerable property. He was a devout member of the Methodist Episcopal church at the time of his death.

Intelligent, generous, and of gentle modest demeanor, "Uncle" Henry will be sorely missed by those to whom he was a friend indeed in time of trouble.

His remains were interred at Brussels Sunday, by Calhoun Post 448, G. A. R., of which society he was an honored member.

(Calhoun Herald; 31 May 1894; p. 5)
Note: All spelling, capitalization and punctuation marks in obituary are exactly as they appeared in the original text.
Family links: 
  Marcus Lindly Aderton (1804 - 1865)
  Matilda Ann Ruland Aderton (1815 - 1888)
  Amelia Jane Gilbert Aderton (1836 - 1878)
  Rebecca A. Aderton (1859 - 1865)*
  Henry Marcus Aderton (1863 - 1929)*
  John R. Aderton (1869 - 1869)*
  William E. Aderton (1871 - 1872)*
  Hope Aderton (1872 - 1872)*
  Thomas J. A. L. Aderton (1874 - 1877)*
  Henry King Aderton (1835 - 1894)
  Matilda Louise Aderton Hallett (1841 - 1927)*
  Meriman R. Aderton (1849 - 1870)*
  James Algro Aderton (1856 - 1882)*
*Calculated relationship
Note: Middle name appears as KRING on some records. Double click on photos to enlarge images.
Aderton Cemetery
Calhoun County
Illinois, USA
Created by: Lynn
Record added: Oct 07, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 42814086
Sgt Henry King Aderton
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Sgt Henry King Aderton
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Sgt Henry King Aderton
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- Stachia Chadwick & Tombstone Jack
 Added: Nov. 30, 2011
In memory of Sgt. Aderton.
 Added: May. 21, 2011

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