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 John Phillips Hearn

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John Phillips Hearn

Birth
Manhattan, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Death
27 Jun 1923 (aged 82)
District of Columbia, District of Columbia, USA
Burial
Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware, USA
Plot
Section A, Lot 6
Memorial ID
83679519 View Source

In his Civil War pension file, John states that he has no bible record of his birth and only knows that his father enlisted him in 1856 and his father stated at the time of enlistment that John was 16. [baptism cert eventually discovered at St. Joseph's in Greenwich Village ]

Surgeon's Certificate, taken June 4, 1902, states that John Hearn got rheumatism while a prisoner at Andersonville in 1865. India Ink (Tattoos) on four fingers of right hand. No evidence of vicious habits.

John P. Hearn was a contributor to the monument erected at Gettysburg in honor of the 17th CT Vols. The Memorial Tablet committee had a four day excursion to Gettysburg on June 30th, and July 1st, 2d and 3d, 1884. Listed as: John Hearn, Wilmington, Del.

From "History of the 17th Connecticut Volunteers, or Fairfield County Regiment" Compiled by William Henry Warren of Company C. Vol. 5, 8th ed., 1900-1905. Handwritten and bound.

page 99: John P. Hearn (Co. F) Born New York February 18, 1842 [sic]. His relatives in the army were James Hearn, Sr. & Jr., Thomas Hearn (his brother in the same company) and Samuel Hearn. Now clerk for the "Kent Iron and Hardware Co." of Wilmington, DE and member of Dupont Post, No. 2 of Wilmington, DE. Served 5 years from 1856-1861 as musician in Co. D 5th US Regular Infantry. After the war, joined the Regulars for 8 years more. Served in the campaign to Utah in 1858. Served in the Indian campaign under E.R.S. Canby, General, against the Navajo Indians. Settled down to civil life in 1876 at my present place where I have remained since. (From No. 5 circular of October 8. 1892].

John P. Hearn's first wife was Alice Mole, m. Oct 9, 1865 Christiana Hundred. She was b. 1844 England, died 1866 New Castle Co., DE, daughter of William and Jane White Mole and sister of Hannah Mole who married John's brother Thomas.

In his Civil War pension file, John states that he has no bible record of his birth and only knows that his father enlisted him in 1856 and his father stated at the time of enlistment that John was 16. [baptism cert eventually discovered at St. Joseph's in Greenwich Village ]

Surgeon's Certificate, taken June 4, 1902, states that John Hearn got rheumatism while a prisoner at Andersonville in 1865. India Ink (Tattoos) on four fingers of right hand. No evidence of vicious habits.

John P. Hearn was a contributor to the monument erected at Gettysburg in honor of the 17th CT Vols. The Memorial Tablet committee had a four day excursion to Gettysburg on June 30th, and July 1st, 2d and 3d, 1884. Listed as: John Hearn, Wilmington, Del.

From "History of the 17th Connecticut Volunteers, or Fairfield County Regiment" Compiled by William Henry Warren of Company C. Vol. 5, 8th ed., 1900-1905. Handwritten and bound.

page 99: John P. Hearn (Co. F) Born New York February 18, 1842 [sic]. His relatives in the army were James Hearn, Sr. & Jr., Thomas Hearn (his brother in the same company) and Samuel Hearn. Now clerk for the "Kent Iron and Hardware Co." of Wilmington, DE and member of Dupont Post, No. 2 of Wilmington, DE. Served 5 years from 1856-1861 as musician in Co. D 5th US Regular Infantry. After the war, joined the Regulars for 8 years more. Served in the campaign to Utah in 1858. Served in the Indian campaign under E.R.S. Canby, General, against the Navajo Indians. Settled down to civil life in 1876 at my present place where I have remained since. (From No. 5 circular of October 8. 1892].

John P. Hearn's first wife was Alice Mole, m. Oct 9, 1865 Christiana Hundred. She was b. 1844 England, died 1866 New Castle Co., DE, daughter of William and Jane White Mole and sister of Hannah Mole who married John's brother Thomas.

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brothers Thomas, James T., and Samuel and sister Charlotte Frary all have findagrave records; sister Ellen/Eleanor not found


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