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Sgt Alexander Abernathy

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Sgt Alexander Abernathy

Husband of Mary K. (Howard) Abernathy (1849-1916). Son of William Abernathy and Lucy (Allen) Abernathy. Alexander was a Civil War Veteran. He was a Sergeant in Company I, 16th Wisconsin Infantry. According to the application for his military headstone, he served in the Civil War under the name of "John Smith" although Civil War records show him listed as Alexander "Abernethy." He was living in Darlington, Wisconsin in September 1861 and enlisted on September 26, 1861 as a Corporal in Company I, 16th Wisconsin Infantry. He was promoted to Sergaent and First Full Sergeant and was mustered out on July 12, 1865 in Louisville, Kentucky. Alexander's regiment was involved in several major battles of the Civil War including Shiloh, Corinth, Kenesaw Mountain and several battles in Atlanta.

(Additional biographical information from death certificate and headstone application provided by Findagrave member "My Labour of Love.")

Name: Alexander Abernethy
Death Date: 01 Apr 1932
Death Place: Chicago, Cook, Illinois
Gender: Male
Age: 87
Birth Date: 07 Jul 1844
Birthplace: West Point, Iowa
Father: William Abernethy
Father's Birth Place: Canada
Mother: Lucy Allen
Mother's Birth Place: Pennsylvania
Occupation: Retired
Residence: Chicago, Cook, Illinois
Spouse: Mary H. Abernethy
Burial Date: 03 Apr 1932
Burial Place: Dallas City, Ill.
Cemetery: Pontonnsve
Certificate Number: 9575


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  • Maintained by: Farrar and related families
  • Originally Created by: Calcat
  • Added: 9 Nov 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 80149925
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sgt Alexander Abernathy (7 Jul 1844–1 Apr 1932), Find A Grave Memorial no. 80149925, citing Pontoosuc Cemetery, Pontoosuc, Hancock County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Farrar and related families (contributor 47348938) .