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 John J. Markham

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John J. Markham

Birth
Death 3 Feb 1920 (aged 84)
Partridge, Reno County, Kansas, USA
Burial Partridge, Reno County, Kansas, USA
Plot Original Cem, Lot 80, Grave 4
Memorial ID 18617639 View Source
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Mr. Markham was born November 9th, 1835 and worked on farms in the summer and attended school in the winters until 1861, when he joined the Union Army. He became a First Lieutenant, by reason of his meritorious conduct on the field of battle. He came to Kansas in 1865 and in June 1867 was married to Miss M. C. Harlan, a native of Maine. They had two sons, James O. and Loris A. Me Markham came to Reno County in 1874, securing a homestead just a mile south of the present town of Partridge, Kansas. He planted sod corn that year, but the grasshoppers ate all of it. He became one of the prosperous farmers of the community and was a delegate to the county congressional and state conventions. He was a charter member of the South Hutchinson No. 178 G.A.R. of Partridge, and its only commander. He was a Methodist and a true pioneer.

From booklet "Partridge Pioneers, History of Early Partridge" compiled by Annabel White, 1968


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Company F - 56th - Ohio volunteer - Lieutenant


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