Rev Jonathan Burtch Atchinson

Rev Jonathan Burtch Atchinson

Birth
Wilson, Niagara County, New York, USA
Death 15 Jul 1882 (aged 42)
Ohio, USA
Burial Wilson, Niagara County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 75717209 · View Source
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Rev. Jonathan Burtch Atchinson was the son of Henry M. and Annah (Burtch) Atchinson. He was the husband of Harriet "Hattie" Mary (Gaylord) Atchinson. Rev. Atchinson was a minister in the Methodist Episcopal Church: Genesee (now Western New York) Conference 1870 F 1872 Transferred to Detroit Conference 1873. He served during the Civil War.

US Civil War Soldier Records And Profiles
Name: Jonathan B. Atchinson
Age At Enlistment: 21
Enlistment Date: 5 July 1861
Rank At Enlistment: Musician
Enlistment Place: Lima, New York
State Served: New York
Survived The War: Yes
Service Record: Enlisted in Company G, New York 27th Infantry Regiment on 21 May 1861 - Mustered out on 31 May 1863 at Elmira, New York
Birth Date: About 1840
Sources: New York: Report of the adjutant general - National Archives: Index To Federal Pension Records

Memoir
Methodist Episcopal Church
Detroit Conference Journal
1882, Page 36

The Rev. Jonathan B. Atchinson, a member of the Detroit Conference, died at Midland City, Ohio, July 15, aged forty-two years. He was licensed to preach in 1869. In the department of Sunday-school work he had a national reputation. He was for some year Sunday-school editor of the Michigan Advocate, a contributor of the Sunday Guest, and also editor of Rice's series Sunday-school lesson books He was also a very successful composer having nearly ONE HUNDRED pieces of poetry scattered through sixty different books published in this country and England. In sacred poetry he excelled, having furnished ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY pieces that were set to music by upward of sixty different composers, and had at the time of his death a large number in the hands of distinguished composers, and a still larger number of perhaps equal merit that had never seen the light . The Michigan Advocate says; "In character and spirit he was a noble and amiable and gifted man. He possessed an active mind, clear perceptions, ardent devotion to truth and indomitable industry. He was reserved and modest, but firm in his convictions. He had decision of character which gave him a fixed, stable and consistent tenor of life. He formed strong attachments, and with his personal friends he was affable, frank and reciprocal. His religious life was devout and equable, and far removed from any assaults of doubt or despondency."

History Of the 27th Regiment New York Volunteers: being a record of its more than two years of service in the War for the Union, from--Page 278
Roster of Privates
1. Agard, Gardner, age 22, taken prisoner at Bull Run, July 21, 1861, released June 2, 1862
2. ATCHINSON, JONATHAN B., age 21
8. Emmons, Seymour,--mustered in September 1, 1861; taken prisoner at Savage Station, January 29, 1862

Memoir
Methodist Episcopal Church
Detroit Conference Journal
1882, Page 36


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Inscription

"Rev. J. B. Atchinson
Born
Feb 17, 1840
Died
July 15, 1882"

Co G 27th Regt NY Inf

Not half of that
to mortals has ever
been told


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  • Created by: MaryJane Haight-Eckert
  • Added: 30 Aug 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 75717209
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Rev Jonathan Burtch Atchinson (17 Feb 1840–15 Jul 1882), Find A Grave Memorial no. 75717209, citing Greenwood Cemetery, Wilson, Niagara County, New York, USA ; Maintained by MaryJane Haight-Eckert (contributor 46560908) .