Monday, November 24, 2014

Joseph Helon Christy, Missouri.

JOSEPH H. CHRISTY, Post Office Greenton, Mo., is the son of Bainbridge and Dulcina Christy, and was born in this county, Oct. 18, 1839. He was raised and educated in this county and has lived here all his life. His parents were from Kentucky and came to this county in 1837. He has been occupied in farming and stock-raising, and has a fine farm of 440 acres in the Greenton Valley. He was married to Miss Martha Stapp, Oct. 24, 1866 granddaughter of Allen Jennings, who came to this county at an early day. They have four children living Elnora, Alma S., Lucy H. and Joseph Gilbert.

In August 1861 he enlisted in Capt. Keith's company, M. S. G. and was wounded at the siege of Lexington, Mo., which disabled him for a year. He then went south and enlisted in Bullard's company, Gordon's regiment, Shelby's command, C. S, A., and was in the battles of Lexington, Cape Girardeau, Helena, Bayou Metre, Little Rock, Mark's Mills, Poison Springs, Newtonia three times, Westport, etc. surrendered June 12, 1865 at Shreveport. He is a deacon in the C. P. church, and also a member of the Grange.

Death: July 10, 1916.
Burial: Greenton Cemetery, Odessa, Lafayette County Missouri.

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