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 John M Needham

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John M Needham

  • Birth 1841 Grainger County, Tennessee, USA
  • Death 14 Feb 1882 Polk County, Missouri, USA
  • Burial Polk County, Missouri, USA
  • Memorial ID 9368907

John was the oldest child of Ira and Annie Seamore Needham.
John and Matilda Dodson were married on November 5, 1862 and had 11 children.

1) Laura Alice
2) Annie (1865- ?)
3) Lizzie (1866- ?)
4) Henry Nelson
5) John Logan
6) Wilson Wayne
7) Martha Bell (1874- ?)
8) Arthur R. "OTT" (1875-1955)
9) William Columbus
10)Minnie (1879- ?)
11)Orpha J. (1882- ?)

They were a farming family. Their farm was in Alvin Township, Polk County Missouri.
John was in the civil war in the Union army. He volunteered 3 different times and was finally mustered out of service on June 28, 1865 at Springfield Missouri.. He served with Company E, Eighth Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry.

John Needham was my great great grandfather. I do not have a photo of him but I do have his army papers.

John died February 14, 1882 at the age of 40. We have no record as to what caused his death at such a young age. It is noted that John was buried at the Union Township, No. 8, located Northwest of Aldrich in Polk County, Missouri.


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  • Created by: Jane Stacy Eubanks
  • Added: 26 Aug 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 9368907
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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John M Needham (1841–14 Feb 1882), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9368907, citing Davis Cemetery, Polk County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Jane Stacy Eubanks (contributor 46556435) .