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Col Warren Onan
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Birth: Jul. 20, 1818
Death: Apr. 26, 1910

Warren Onan

Residence was not listed;
a 43 year-old Mechanic.
Enlisted on 8/19/1862 at Jamestown, NY as a 2nd Lieutenant.
On 11/3/1862 he was commissioned into "C" Co. NY 154th Infantry
He was Mustered Out on 6/11/1865 at Bladensburg, MD
Promotions: 1st Lieut 2/20/1865 (Not Mustered)

Intra Regimental Company Transfers:
10/15/1864 from company C to company K (Estimated Day)
4/15/1865 from company K to company C (Estimated Day)
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Son of James Onan, Mary Collins

Warren attended school until he was 21 years old, and then began farming for himself. When he was about 25 years old he sold his farm and went into the lumber business on the Allegany river, which he followed until 1860.

On the breaking out of the war of the rebellion, he raised a company of 104 men, going with them to Washington. He was appointed second lieutenant, his regiment being part of the Eleventh corps. He was later detailed as brigadier quartermaster for the second division of the corps., then to chief of ambulance and quartermaster of the second division; later on as quartermaster and commissary of the Twentieth corps hospital, which gave him
the rank of colonel, which position he held until the close of the war.

He was wounded while in Georgia, and had a severe attack of typhoid fever. He was in the battles of: Chancellorsville,
Gettysburg,
Ringold,
Dalton,
Kenesaw Mountain,
and the battles fought enroute to Atlanta with Sherman in his march to the sea.

After the war he came to Allegany and engaged in the oil business some three years; he was associate county judge for four years, justice of the peace 12 years, coroner six years, besides many local offices, serving as postmaster
for 10 years. In June, 1879, he went to Minnesota as agent for the New York Mills Land Co., settling at Moorhead.

He took up a soldiers' homestead in Ransom Co., N. D., which he improved. He did a general land business for the Northern Pacific Railway Co., was city justice of Moorhead for four years, and generally interested in the history and growth of the city.
In 1842 he was married to Miss Margaret Austin, a native of Scotland.
 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  James Onan (1786 - 1855)
  Mary Collins Onan (1793 - 1869)
 
 Spouse:
  Margaret Austin Onan (1819 - 1904)
 
 Children:
  Clara C Onan McKay (____ - 1888)*
  Elizabeth C Onan (1843 - 1862)*
  Alzora Onan Onan Sikes (1848 - 1927)*
  Alzora Onan Sikes (1848 - 1927)*
  Edward Mills Onan (1855 - 1900)*
 
 Siblings:
  Warren Onan (1818 - 1910)
  Samuel Onan (1820 - 1867)*
  Charles Onan (1821 - 1896)*
  Dortha Ann Onan Moffitt (1822 - 1856)*
  Mary Jane Onan Martin (1825 - 1863)*
  Sarah Onan Moffat (1829 - 1866)*
  Marcus H Onan (1831 - 1917)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Prairie Home Cemetery
Moorhead
Clay County
Minnesota, USA
 
Maintained by: Ancestral Sleuth
Originally Created by: Bev
Record added: Feb 14, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 17928014
Col Warren Onan
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