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John William Padgett
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Birth: Sep. 25, 1844
Woodford County
Kentucky, USA
Death: Apr. 26, 1915
Ponca City
Kay County
Oklahoma, USA

The Padgetts left Orange County, Indiana in 1871, and moved to Clay County, Illinois. They also lived in Douglas County, Illinois for a time. John resided briefly in York County, Nebraska, but apparently this location was not to his liking. He returned to his family in Illinois, and moved to Chariton County, Missouri. He and his family moved to Oklahoma in the early 1900's residing in the Bressie Community of Noble County and later in Fairfax, Osage County, OK. He was visiting his son, John William Padgett, Jr., at Ponca City, Oklahoma when he died in 1915. There was a flood that spring, and the only way to get to Fairfax, where he wished to be buried, was by Santa Fe Railroad since that was the only bridge open across the Arkansas River.

According to John W. Padgett's declaration for Civil War pension, he enlisted as a private in Company A, 24 Indiana Infantry on 25 February 1864. He was discharged in Galveston, Texas on 15 November 1865. His personal description upon enlistment was five foot seven inches tall; fair complexion, gray eyes, dark hair. His occupation was a farmer. He was born on 25 September 1844 in Woodford County, KY.

His residences since leaving the service were listed as follows: lived in Indiana from 1865 to 1871, from Indiana moved to Illinois until 1889, when he removed to Nebraska and resided there for about 4 months then lived in Missouri about six months. He moved back to Illinois and again to Missouri where he lived until 1900 when he came to Oklahoma.

Before John enlisted in 1864, the 24th Indiana Infantry had distinguished itself in battle, but was almost decimated at the battle of Champions Hill near Vicksburg, Mississippi, in the summer of 1863. Places that the unit served after John William Padgett enlisted were Algiers and elsewhere in Louisiana; Barrancas, Florida; Mobile Alabama, Selma Alabama, Blakely, Alabama; and finally Galveston, Texas where the unit was mustered out.

John William Padgett's death certificate states that his father was Jim Padgett and his mother was Mary Taylor. The information on the certificate was given by John William Padgett, Jr.
Family links: 
  Elizabeth Tate Padgett (1842 - 1923)*
  James Thomas Padgett (1867 - 1947)*
  Mary Jane Padgett McKinney (1867 - 1958)*
  Sarah Ida Padgett Bishop (1871 - 1923)*
  Charles Henry Padgett (1873 - 1946)*
  Benjamin Franklin Padgett (1876 - 1946)*
  Josephine Padgett (1878 - 1879)*
  John William Padgett (1881 - 1935)*
  Joseph Otis Padgett (1887 - 1948)*
*Calculated relationship
Fairfax Cemetery
Osage County
Oklahoma, USA
Created by: Jan Breshears Thomas
Record added: Oct 04, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 42708572
John William Padgett
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John William Padgett
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John William Padgett
Added by: Jan Breshears Thomas
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