|Birth: ||Jan. 25, 1840|
|Death: ||Jul. 11, 1905|
Residence Lick Creek, IL.
Enlisted on 8/13/1861 as a private; mustered into Co. B, 30th Illinois Infantry, on 8/21/1861; re-enlisted on 1/24/1864; discharged for wounds on 7/22/1864.
He was listed as: Wounded (date and place not stated)
Federal Pension Information:
He applied for a pension on 2/20/1865
application # 61,599
His Widow (Martha Adwell) applied for a pension on 7/17/1905 from the state of IL., application # 831,812
John Adwell was born in Scioto County, Ohio, Jan. 25, 1840, and died Tuesday, July 11, 1905, aged 65 years, 5 months and 15 days.
Mr. Adwell was united in marriage to Miss Martha Edwards, June 25, 1865 in Sangamon County. To this union were born seventeen children, eleven daughters and six sons.
The following is a list of some of the battles and skirmishes in which his regiment was engaged: Belmont, Mo.; capture of Ft. Henry, Tenn.; Ft. Donaldson; Siege of Corinth, Britton Lane, capture of Ft. Gibson, Rammon, Jackson, Champion Hill, Big Black, all in Mississippi; first assault on Vicksburg; capture of Bushy Mountain, La.; Peach Tree Creek; Liggett Hill; in front at Atlanta and several others.
The following obituary was published in the Illinois State Journal (Springfield, IL) on Saturday, July 15, 1905 on the first page:
State Register Special Service.
- Waverly, Ill., July 14.-The funeral of John Adwell was held Wednesday at 1:30 o'clock p.m. at the Baptist church, the Rev. E.K. Masterson officiating. Mr. Adwell, who was familliarly known as Uncle Jack, was born in Scotia county, Ohio, Jan. 25, 1840, and died at Waverly, Tuesday, July 11, 1905, after a lingering illness of about two years. He served throughout the civil war in Company B, Thirtieth Illinois Infantry, and re-enlisted as a vetern at Vicksburg, Miss., Jan. 1, 1864, but owing to wounds received in battle near Atlanta, Ga., July 22, 1864, he was discharged November 11, of the same year. He was united in marriage June 25, 1865 to Miss Martha Edwards, who still survives. He is also survived by nine daughters and three sons.
Frederick Adwell (1814 - 1885)
Catherine Bradburn Adwill (1818 - 1859)
Martha M. Edwards Adwell (1848 - 1921)*
George Washington Adwell (1867 - 1943)*
Margaret Adwell Walker (1869 - 1926)*
Charles Adwell (1870 - 1918)*
Nellie May Adwell Allen (1872 - 1935)*
Elizabeth Adwell Keyser (1877 - 1938)*
Albert Sidney Adwell (1879 - 1947)*
Ada Catherine Adwell McAlister (1882 - 1955)*
Josephine Adwell Alsbury (1884 - 1966)*
Ruth Adwell Whiteside (1891 - 1923)*
John Adwell (1840 - 1905)
Margaret Rebecca Adwell Alsbury (1853 - 1928)*
Note: **This memorial is managed by a direct descendant**
Waverly East Cemetery
Plot: Sect. 2B, Lot 343, Grave W2
Maintained by: SQ
Originally Created by: Bev
Record added: Jan 27, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 17713700