Henry McGill Slavens

Henry McGill Slavens

Birth
Greene County, Indiana, USA
Death Apr 1908 (aged 61)
Greeley, Anderson County, Kansas, USA
Burial Greeley, Anderson County, Kansas, USA
Memorial ID 93092958 · View Source
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Co O 40th Ind Inf Civil War.
From obituary published in April 28, 1908 issue of Greeley newspaper:
Henry Slavens was born in Greene County, Indiana on December 1, 1846. He married Martha Spencer on March 23, 1863 at Greencastle, Indiana. He moved to Iowa in 1865 and came to Kansas in 1867, locating in Coffee County (homesteaded near Aliceville). After a few years there he moved to Greeley and has lived there ever since.

During the year of the grasshoppers, he walked to Pike County, Illinois, in eight days as a means to acquire support (for) his family in Kansas, which was a barren waste at the time. This shows the rugged character of the man who was every inch a man. He served his country for over 3 years in the Civil War and was in the thickest of the fray in many of the hardest fought battles. He was badly wounded in the knee at Missionary Ridge, and received a flesh wound at Shiloh. He fought in 22 major battles. He was at one time a member of the Methodist Church.

On August 12, 1892, he married Mary Daniels, a widow. He leaves her, five children: James K. Slavens, Eva Slavens Snapp, Della Slavens Deal, Alice Slavens Ashworth of Kansas City and John Slavens of this city.


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  • Created by: June
  • Added: 5 Jul 2012
  • Find a Grave Memorial 93092958
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Henry McGill Slavens (1 Dec 1846–Apr 1908), Find a Grave Memorial no. 93092958, citing Greeley City Cemetery, Greeley, Anderson County, Kansas, USA ; Maintained by June (contributor 47283492) .