Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Stones in Russell Cemetery

To the right is one of the very old stones in Russell Cemetery that was very hard to read.  Even so, it is in pretty good condition.  

T.M. Livingston  Co. E.  85th Ill. Inf
From the Chariton Patriot newspaper of June 24, 1897

Another old soldier has gone to rest.  Thomas M. Livingston died Saturday afternoon, June 19th, of heart disease, at the age of 72 years.  He had long been an invalid, not having been away from his house for several years.  Funeral services were held at the Presbyterian church Sunday afternoon, of which church he was a member.  A short and impressive discourse was delivered by the Rev. J.Q. Hall, after which his remains were taken charge of by his comrades of the Grand Army, and laid to rest in the Russell Cemetery.
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Who Am I?
We have no death or obit in our newspapers.
The cemetery plat doesn't list him.  He is buried by:
Harison H. Scovel  GAR  Marker
June 1, 1877 - Aug. 10, 1901
Eli H. Scovel and Wife and Dau
Aug 16, 1835 - Nov 25, 1881
May 14, 1840 - Nov. 5, 1872
Ellen E.
Mar. 14, 1845 - Mar. 14, 1876

On Jan 11, 2010, we received an answer regarding the gravestone of Jasper Newton Scovel.  A Mr. Mullins wrote us with more information about his great-great-grandfather's brother.  He married Mary Martha McCoy on Oct 15, 1874 in Chariton.  He was born about 1851 in New York (possibly Cattaraugus County) and died Oct 27, 1877
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