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Corp John Henry Stewart
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Birth: Sep. 4, 1843
Westboro
Clinton County
Ohio, USA
Death: Jun. 28, 1919
Fairmount
Grant County
Indiana, USA

Civil War Veteran.
Born and raised in Westboro, Clinton County, Ohio, John Henry was 14 when his father moved their family to Grant County, where he completed his education. John Henry's autobiographical sketch in "Centennial History of Grant County, IN" includes the following summary of his service while age 18-21 in the Union Army:
"He was reared to agricultural pursuits, and was so engaged at the time of his enlistment, July 24, 1862, in Company C, Twelfth Regiment, Indiana Volunteer Infantry; Captain, David Cuberly; Colonel, Wm. H. Link. Thirty days later, Mr. Stewart received his baptism of fire at Richmond. He participated in all the marches, skirmishes and battles of that great campaign, his regiment a part of the Fifteenth Army Corps, Gen. John A. Logan commanding, taking part among others in Vicksburg, Jackson, Missionary Ridge, Chickamauga, Resaca, Dalton and Atlanta, and assisting in the annihilation of Hood's Confederate forces, also accompanied Sherman in his "March to the Sea." At the battle of Atlanta, Mr. Stewart had a narrow escape from death, a minnie ball passing through his cap and inflicting a scalp wound, which, had it been one-half inch lower, would have caused his instant death. After much hard fighting, during which he won the respect of his officers and the admiration of his comrades. Mr. Stewart was honorably discharged at Indianapolis, Indiana, having previously mustered out at Washington, D.C., June 9, 1865, and returned to his home."
He married Almira Shull 3 November, 1866. The mother of his 5 children died young at only 31 years of age in 1870. In 1881 John Henry married his second wife, a widow named Elizabeth Powell Carey when he was 38 years old.
He continued in his agricultural pursuits until his retirement in 1903, when he built a home in Fairmount.
He and his wife were prominent members of the Lynwood Friends church, both serving as overseer and elder, and in their later years were members of the Fairmount Friends Church.
He died during his sleep of a heart attack in 1919 at age 75. His wife died a few weeks later and they are buried together in Park Cemetery, Fairmount, Indiana. 
 
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 Parents:
  William Stewart (1819 - 1861)
  Elizabeth Seal Stewart (1827 - 1869)
 
 Spouses:
  Elmira Shull Stewart (1849 - 1880)
  Elizabeth Powell Carey Stewart (1848 - 1919)*
 
 Children:
  James Cowin Stewart (1868 - 1930)*
  Eva Allinah Stewart (1870 - 1887)*
  Alva Monroe Stewart (1872 - 1891)*
  Martha Eliza Stewart Sapp (1875 - 1950)*
  Emma Nancy Stewart Hipple (1878 - 1953)*
 
 Siblings:
  John Henry Stewart (1843 - 1919)
  Robert G. Stewart (1845 - 1905)*
  Samuel W. Stewart (1847 - 1917)*
  Martha A. Stewart Kimbrough (1850 - 1898)*
  James E. Stewart (1852 - 1934)*
  Ezekiel Moses Stewart (1854 - 1941)*
  Mary Catharine Catherine Stewart Powell (1859 - 1941)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Park Cemetery
Fairmount
Grant County
Indiana, USA
Plot: Sec JJ
 
Maintained by: Sam Stewart Lombardi
Originally Created by: Eric Lowman
Record added: Dec 29, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 63471592
Corp John Henry Stewart
Added by: Sam Stewart Lombardi
 
Corp John Henry Stewart
Added by: Sam Stewart Lombardi
 
 
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- Eric Lowman
 Added: Dec. 29, 2010
 
 
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