|Birth: ||Mar. 11, 1841|
|Death: ||Aug. 1, 1862|
*Valentine J. B. LAIR, one of the four Union men killed at the Newark Missouri Civil War Battle August 1, 1862. Lieutenant Company K 11th Missouri State Militia Cavalry was acting adjutant of the Company.
Listed in Old Palmyra City Cemetery list as:
LAIN, V. J. B. 11 March 1811
Died 1 Aug 1862/1852--Valentine?
___From a broken, shaled, and weathered tombstone, in a lot owned by Wm. Wesley Lair.
___1840 Marion County Census, Wm W. Lair family in South River Township
___1850 Marion County Census of South River Township: Wm Wesley Lair, Wife Elizabeth (nee Bradley) and Valentine J. B. Lair, age 9.
___1860 Marion County Census in Palmyra.
Of Co. K, Valentine Lair and
Both KIA were returned to Palmyra for burial in August 1862. Two men of Co. L.
James Berry, and
John Downing, both KIA August 1, 1862 were buried Newark, Knox County Missouri
William Wesley Lair (1820 - 1889)
Elizabeth L. Bradley Lair (1818 - 1884)
Valentine Lair (1841 - 1862)
Nellie George Lair Rorke (1887 - 1939)**
(Similar Inscription to that of Francis Hancock --Capitalized words are legible)
BORN MARCH 11 1841 who fell
IN DEFENSE OF his country
BY THE HANDS OF the rebels
AT THE BATTLE OF Newark Mo,
AUG 1, 1862
Note: Thanks to Quentin Bremmer, and Gerre Feigenspan, Cemetery Manager for their help
Plot: Section 4 Lot 34 Old Palmyra City Cemetery Center Section near the south side road.
Created by: Larry&Sharon EASTERDAY
Record added: Nov 03, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 100104391