|Birth: ||Feb. 27, 1832|
|Death: ||Jun. 28, 1913|
It is very possible that this marker in Barron County is a "cenotaph". Please see the link at the bottom of this page.
Abram was born February 27, 1832, in Gallia County, Ohio, son of parents born in Virginia. He died June 28, 1913, at Dallas, Barron County, Wisconsin, aged 71 years, 4 months and 1 day, and was buried there beside his wife in Greenwood Cemetery. The Booton family gravestone there is inscribed "Abram 1831 - 1912; Noah 1865 - 1889; and Saluda 1833 - 1893."
On June 16, 1853, Abram was united in marriage to Saluda Shelton, in Gallia County, Ohio, by Reverend Henry S. Hill. Saluda was born in 1833, Ohio, daughter of parents born in Virginia. She died in 1893, at Dallas, and was buried in the Booton Family plot in Greenwood Cemetery, beside their son Noah Booton. Their children all born in Gallia County, Ohio, were:
Franklin - 19 Jul 1854
Laban - 30 Mar 1856
Margaret Ellen (Lewis) - 6 Oct 1858
James - 31 Jan 1860
Noah - 20 May 1865
Rachel Catherine (Nehls) - 16 Mar 1868
In the 1880 U.S. Census, Abram Booton was a 48 year old Ohio born farmer, living in Dallas Township, Barron County, Wisconsin, with his 46 year old wife Saluda and their two children, 14 year old Noah E. and 12 year old Rachael Booton.
In the 1890 U.S. Census, Special Schedule, Abram Booton was listed as living in Dallas, Barron County, Wisconsin, and as having served as a Private in Company G of the 117th Ohio Infantry, from September 1, 1862, to April 7, 1865, for total service of 2 years, 7 months and 6 days.
Abram was a Civil War veteran who enlisted September 1, 1862, at Walnut, Gallia County, Ohio, to serve three years as a Private in the 117th Ohio Infantry. On September 15, 1862, he was mustered into Federal service at Camp Portsmouth, Ohio. At that time he was listed as a 30 year old, 5'8" tall farmer, with dark hair, gray eyes and a fair complexion, born in Gallia County, Ohio. On an unknown date, the 117th Ohio Infamtry was renamed the 1st Ohio Heavy Artillery.
On the muster roll of October 1862, it was noted that Abram was absent sick at Portsmouth. On the muster roll of November 1862, it was noted that he was absent since November 1, 1862. On the muster roll of December 15, 1862, it was noted that he was home sick. On the muster roll of Jan/Feb., 1863, it was noted that he was absent without leave. On the muster roll of February 1863, it was noted that he was absent without leave since February 18, 1863.
On April 7, 1863, Abram was given a Disability discharge at Covington Barracks, Covington, Kentucky. On his discharge the regimental surgeon wrote:
I certify, that I have carefully examined the said Abram Booten, Private of Captain James Gatewood's Company, and find him incapable of performing the duties of a soldier because of "Tuberculous Peritonitis," contracted since entering the service.
After his discharge, Abram returned to Gallia County, Ohio. On August 19, 1879, he moved to the vicinity of Barron County, Wisconsin.
On July 27, 1888, Abram filed Application No. 668,516, for an Invalid Veteran's Pension, which was approved under Certificate No. 448,885.
References: 1880 U.S. Census, Dallas Township, Barron County, Wisconsin, June 23, 1880, Page 11, Lines 18-21, Family 110/111. 1890 U.S. Census, Special Schedule, Dallas, Barron County, Wisconsin, June 1890, ED 10, Page 2, Line 20, Family 141/143.
Below is a link to another Memorial from a contributor who sent this message to me:
"I checked his county death record today, and it shows he died at the Wisconsin Veterans Home in King, on 28 Jun 1913, and was born in Ohio on 27 Feb 1832. It states he was buried at the Veterans Cemetery in King. He had been living at the Veterans Home for only 2 months, when he died."
Davis Booton (1805 - 1839)
Margaret Knapp McCall (1803 - 1887)
Saluda Shelton Booton (1832 - 1893)*
Infant Booton (____ - 1871)*
Laban Booton (1856 - 1940)*
James Booton (1863 - 1944)*
Noah E. Booton (1865 - 1889)*
William Booton (1867 - 1868)*
Rachel Catherine Booton Nehls (1870 - 1958)*
Gabriel H. Booton (1828 - 1919)**
Abraham Booton (1832 - 1913)
Laban Booton (1834 - 1882)*
Susanna Ellen Allison Clark (1846 - 1927)**
Maintained by: Jeannine (Booton) Hall
Originally Created by: John Christeson
Record added: Apr 21, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7372327