***CIVIL WAR SOLDIER***
WIFE: Mary Jane McMullen, 1845–1920
1. Charles Morey, 1869 - 1940
2. George B Morey, 1870 - 1962
3. Edith Eva Morey, 1881 - 1968
Andrew served as a private with Company B, Regiment 88, Illinois Infantry. He was wounded in the Civil War and afterwards receive a pension as an invalid. On the only census record currently found for him, he has a listing in the "sick" category as "son eyes." His son doesn't have anything listed in the sick category. Maybe "son" should be spelled "sun". There is nothing checked under the category under Blind.
The burial location and death date for Andrew were found in the application for a military headstone. It is likely the headstone fell and is now underground, or else the people reading headstones in the 1980's would have it recorded.
The birth year and place came from the 1880 U.S. Federal Census, as it is the only current documentation of the information. Based on this date, Andrew was 39 years old when he died.
1. U.S., Civil War Pension Index: General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934 for Andrew Morey
Name of Soldier: Morey, Andrew
Name of Dependent:
Widow: Morey, Mary J.
Minor: Hendricks, Mary J. “Gdn”
Service: PVT B 88. ILL Inf
Date of Filing. CLASS. APPLICATION No. CERTIFICATE NO. STATE FILED
1872 Nov 1…INVALID…178775…124211…
1885 Nov 30…WIDOW…333.056…844.914…Kans.
1897 Mar 10…MINOR…651163…507620…Mo
Source: National Archives and Records Administration. (Ancestry.com)
2. Headstones Provided for Deceased Union Civil War Veterans, 1879-1903 Ancestry.com [See the photo]
3. 1880 United States Federal Census
Name: Andrew Morey
Birth Year: abt 1840
Birthplace: New York
Home in 1880: Baker, Crawford, Kansas
Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Jane Morey
Father's Birthplace: New York
Mother's Birthplace: New York
SICK: Son Eyes
Household Members: Name Age
Andrew Morey 40
Jane Morey 34
Charles Morey 11
George Morey 9
Eva Morey 6
Source Citation: Year: 1880; Census Place: Baker, Crawford, Kansas; Roll: 378; Family History Film: 1254378; Page: 24D; Enumeration District: 053; Image: 0155
It is likely the Civil War memorial stone is no longer above ground, as this cemetery was walked and recorded in the 1980's.