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Pvt Alson R. Dennis
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Birth: Sep. 20, 1832
Death: Nov. 24, 1913

Born Sept. 20, 1832 in NC to parents William Dennis (1804-1878) and Rebecca Hodgin (b. 1806); married (1) Miss Anna Baldwin (1838-1874) on Dec. 7, 1854 in Henry Co., IN; children w/Anna: Calvin (1855-1904), Eliza J. (b. 1858), Mary E. (b. 1862), Ellen (b. 1864), Alice (b. 1867), and William T. (b. 1869)

Dennis served as a substitute in Co. D, 38th Indiana Infantry; he was mustered into service on Oct. 24, 1864 and mustered out June 24, 1865; applied for a federal pension April 28, 1866 (app. #107,326; cert. #65,733 - Indiana); lived in Blue River Twp., Henry Co., IN (P.O. Ashland) in 1870; married (2) Rebecca A. Smith on Nov. 9, 1874 in Huntington Co., IN; children w/Rebecca: Charles W. (stepson; b. @1861); lived in Muncie, Delaware Co., IN at the time of the 1880 U.S. Census; married (3) Martha M. (b. 1848 in OH); resident of Grant Co., IN at the time of the 1900 & 1910 U.S. Censuses

The following information was kindly provided by Randy Dennis (Find A Grave user #47653688):
Alson and his family endured many hardships that don't show up in the U.S. Census. They left Randolph Co. NC in 1840 and travelled to Randolph Co. IN to join their Dennis relatives who were all a part of the Quaker migration to Indiana. In 1856 Alson, after having startied his own family, migrated again with his father to Anderson County, Kansas Territory.

After seeing the violence in pre-war Kansas and his brothers die of the "fever" in 1862 returned to Indiana with his wife and family to live near the larger body of the Dennis family. He was then drafted into the war, returned from there, bought a farm and lost it in 1871, then lost his wife in 1874.
 
 
Burial:
Riverside Cemetery
Gas City
Grant County
Indiana, USA
Plot: JO 217
 
Created by: Traie Shelhart
Record added: Oct 02, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 42620240
Pvt Alson R. Dennis
Added by: Traie Shelhart
 
Pvt Alson R. Dennis
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Civil War Veteran
- Traie Shelhart
 Added: Oct. 2, 2009
 
 
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