Saturday, April 25, 2015

Abram W. Wells

Abram W. Wells.

Also spelled Abraham.

Birth: Jul., 1837, Marion County, Indiana.
Death: May 19, 1910.

Parents: Hugh Wells (1812 - 1896), Elizabeth Hollingsworth Wells (1808 - 1838)

Wife: Annie Rebecca Updegraff Wells (1839 - 1904).

Married 1858.

Children: May, Jessie, Nannie, William Wells.

**Half-sibling Siblings.


Zephaniah Wells (1832 - 1937), Nancy Wells DeVault (1834 - 1901), Cynthia Ann Wells Mullencup (1836 - 1914), Abram W. Wells (1837 - 1910), William Y Wells (1840 - 1922)**, Martha Jane Wells (1842 - 1850)**, Samuel Dixon Wells (1843 - 1850)**,, John Martindale Wells (1845 - 1850)**, Giles Wilson Wells (1847 - 1850)**, Hugh Wells (1849 - 1850)**, Hugh Wells (1856 - 1882)**, Tryphosa Wells Purcell (1859 - 1941)**, Stephen AD Wells (1862 - 1863)**, Jessie Wells Frame (1863 - 1944)**. 

Burial: Topeka Cemetery, Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas.,

Author .Mr. Wells came to Topeka, Kansas in 1880 or a little before.  His business was that of a Carpenter and Stair builder.  Although he moved a lot he lived his whole life in Topeka on Chandler Street..

He was a Civil War Veteran.

Kansas Ex-Prisoners of War

Abram W. Wells, Illinois 9th., Cavalry, Co. E.; Captured Moscow, Tennessee, December 3, 1862.; Prison Cahawba; Released January 27, 1864.

Illinois Civil War Detail Report. 

 Name: WELLS, ABRAHAM W. Rank: PVT. Company: E. Unit: 9 IL US CAV.

Personal Characteristics. Residence: LOGANSPORT, CASS CO, IN. Age: 24. Height: 5' 9 1/2. Hair: BLACK. Eyes: BLACK. Complexion: DARK. Occupation: CABINET MAKER. Nativity: IN.

Service Record. Joined When: SEP 10, 1861. Joined Where: LOGANSPORT, IN. Period: 3 YRS. Muster In: OCT 3, 1861. Remarks: MUSTERED OUT AS CORPORAL DEC 14, 1864.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

John B. Putnam

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John B. Putnam.

Birth: Unknown.
Death:November 23-27, 1916.

Wife: Sarah E. Putnam

Author.  His pension file card states: John B. Putnam; Beneficiary Sarah E. McCutcheon, Former; Died February 11, 1928.

Children; Non found.

Burial: Beech Grove Cemetery Muncie Delaware County Indiana

Author.  It's recorded that Mr. Putnam lived in Topeka, Kansas, but was unable to find any record of him.  I have the Topeka Directory's  from 1871-1921, and although there were a lot of John's there were no John B.

Kansas Ex-Prisoners of War.

John B. Putnam, Pennsylvania 145th., Infantry, Co. C.; Captured, at Battled  Wilderness, April,  1864; Paroled on field.

Pennsylvania State Records.
Pennsylvania 145th., Infantry, Co. C.

John B. Putnam, Corporal, Mustered in August 27, 1862; Promoted Corporal May 1, 1865; Mustered out with company May 31, 1865.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

David B. Owens

David B. Owens.
Birth: 1839, Wales.
Death: Feb. 20, 1927, Topeka, Shawnee County,Kansas.

Wife: Frances Adelaide Owens (1846 - 1929)

Children: Non found..

Burial: Mount Hope Cemetery, Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas.

Ex-Prisoners of War.

David B. Owens, Private; New York First Artillery, Co. A. Captured at Fair Oaks, June 1, 1862 ;Prison Libby; Escaped, June 12, 1862.

New York State Records.

OWENS, DAVID B. Age, 24 years. Enlisted, October 1, 1861, at Schuyler; mustered in as private, Battery A, October 8, 1861, to serve three years; discharged for disability, date and place not

Author.  Mr. Owens lived in Topeka, Kansas, for almost fifty years, some of his jobs were; Machinist, Saleman, Butcher and Engineer.  He died at the age of 88, of Apoplexy.

Thomas D. Hamilton

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Thomas D. Hamilton

Birth; Unknown.
Death; Unknown.

Occupation Conductor.

Wife; Martha I. Hamilton.

Children; Unknown.

Burial: Topeka Cemetery, Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas.

Ex-Prisoners of War.

Thomas D. Hamilton Iowa Eight Cavalry, Co. G.; Captured at Chancellersville, July 21, 1864; Escaped..

Iowa State Records.

Iowa Eighth Cavalry, Co. G.

Hamilton, Thomas D. Age 18. Residence Waverly, nativity New York. Enlisted Sept. 9, 1863. Mustered Sept. 9, 1863. Mustered out Aug. 13, 1865, Macon, Ga.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Andrew M. Callaham.

Andrew M. Callaham. 

Birth: 1840.
Death: 1902.

Occupation Dentist. 

Wife: Caroline "Carrie" Alderman Callaham (1845 - 1923).

Married April  4, 1865.

Children; Arthur J., Nellie I.,Myrtie G. Callaham.,

Burial: Topeka Cemetery, Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas.

Kansas Ex-Prisoners of War.

Andrew M. Callaham, Indiana 73rd., Infantry, Co. H., Captured near Rome Georgia, May 3, 1863; Prisons Libby, Macon And Ect.  Released December 13, 1864.

Military Service.

Mr. Callaham Pension file card states he was in the 73rd., Indiana Infantry, Co. H.  However the National Park Service says it was the 33rd Co. H.  Non the lest he wasn't find in either Regiment or Company under Any spellings..

Indiana 29th., Infantry, Co. E.

Andrew M. Callaham "Callahan", Private, Residence Cass, Co., Mustered in September 12, 1861; Discharged April 12, 1863, for disability.

Kansas County Histories, 1883.

ANDREW M. CALLAHAM, dentist, came to Topeka in October, 1866, and has been engaged in the practice of dentistry since that time. For the last three years he has also been engaged in stock-raising, and has a stock farm in the southwest corner of Maple Hill Township, Wabaunsee County. He has been a member of the School Board, since the spring of 1881.

He was born in Cass County, Ind., February 5, 1840, and lived there until August, 1861, when he enlisted in the Twenty-ninth Indiana Volunteer Infantry. In August, 1862, he assisted in raising Company H, Seventy-third Indiana Volunteer Infantry, and was elected Second Lieutenant of the Company. After serving eight months he was taken prisoner near Rome, Ga., and remained in rebel prisons nineteen months and ten days, being released on parole in December, 1864.

He was married at Lewisburg, O., April 4, 1865, to Carrie A. Alderman, a native of that place. They have three children--Nellie L., Arthur G., and Myrtle Grace, and lost one son in infancy. Dr. Callaham is now Most Illustrious Grand Master of the Grand Council of Kansas, and in 1881 was Grand Commander of Grand Commandery of Knights Templar.

Author.  He was on the The Topeka board of Education and State board of Dentistry.

He was Clark for the District Court for many years.

In 1874 he was Prelate for Topeka Commandery No. 5., Knight Templar.

In 1880, was on the board of the First Presbyterian Church, and a  officer of the Independent Order of Forresters.

In 1902 he was Dictator of Knights of Honor Washington Lodge No.787.

In his Dentistry business he was in partnership with George P. Ashton, for many years,

Monday, April 20, 2015

Samuel F. Craig.

Samuel F Craig. 

Birth: Mar., 1835, Virginia.
Death: Jan. 2, 1902, Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, New Mexico.

Occupation: Well Driver.

Wife: Mercy A. Craig, ( 1838-1925.)
Burial is unkown.

Children: Lea Y., Samuele, Jennie, Emma, Frederick, Frances Leafy Craig Bell (1863 - 1946).

Burial: Fairview Memorial Park, Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, New Mexico.

Ex-Prisoners of War.

Samuel F. Craig, Iowa Eighth Cavalry, Co. B. Captured Atlanta, July 29, 1864; Prison Andersonville, Released February 22, 1865.

Iowa State Records. 
 Iowa Eighth cavalry, Co. B.

Craig, Samuel F. Age 28. Residence Eddyville, nativity Virginia. Enlisted June 10, 1863, as Second Sergeant. Mustered June 10, 1863.  Taken prisoner July 30, 1864, Newnan, Ga. Mustered out May 13, 1865, Davenport, Iowa.

Pension File.

Samuel F. Craig, Nervous Prostration; $2. per month; July 1881.

Note.  Before moving on to New Mexico he lived in Shawnee County, Kansas in North Topeka.  He lived in Topeka from 1871-1883.  He was in the business of selling Lighting Rods, Drive Well Pumps and Wells and Etc.