John Dean and Hannah Shephard Reed

Transcribed and Donated by ©Sue Reed

©Illinois Trails History and Genealogy

Cert# 612.384

John Dean Reed was born in McAfee, Mercer County, Kentucky on 8 September 1839. Son of Peter W. b. 1808 and Susan Norton Reed. who married on 12 July 1835. The Reed family was in Kentucky before 1795.

He enlisted at Eminence, Ky. under the name of John D. Reed, Sr. on the 12th day August 1862 as a Private in Co. I 9th Reg. Kentucky Cavalry., commanded by Capt. Harry or Harvey Burnes(?).The mystery of why he was listed as a senior when no son named John, Jr. could be found. That was cleared up in this pension, as he states that his cousin also named John D. Reed who was younger than he also joined at the same time, same company and regiment.. John,.Sr. was  honorably discharged from the service on 19 August, 1863. at Emienence, Ky. John was 5'10", light complexion, grey eyes, dark hair, occupation, Farmer.

It is indicated in the file that John lived in several places after the war, Arkansas for two years,Johnson Co., Ind., Champaign Co., Il., Perry Co., Il., Coles Co., Il., Jasper Co., Il. John married Hannah W. Sheppard on 23 September 1880 by Cyrous Leamon, J.P. in Newton, Jasper Co., Illinois. This was John's second marriage. He married Sylvira Branum/Brown (?) first and she died 20 June, 1878 near Hildalgo, Jasper Co., Illinois. They had no children. Children from John and Hannah are: Albert Sylvanus b. 19 July, 1881, James Finley b. 30 July, 1885, John Ernest b. 10 January, 1887 and Phebe Jane b. 22 Feb. 1891.

The original declaration for pension was filed July 23, 1890 claiming disease of bowels, kidneys, lungs and heart, rheumatism, chronic diarrhea and disease of rectum. Mr. Reed said that near Lebanon, Ky. about March 10, 1863 while a scout, was out all night in the rain and contracted a severe cold which developed into pneumonia acute form of lung fever which lasted about 15 days and lungs were so badly diseased that he has never been able for duty until about June 20, 1863. He was treated in the hospital by the surgeon of the Regiment. His pension was approved and he received $8.00 per month. commencing on July 28, 1890. He received several increases and ended up receiving $72.00 granted on May 25, 1923. One of the comments made in his file, he was a poor man, but has to much grit to give in.

John D. died in Patoka, Marion Co., Illinois on 4 August, 1928 and is buried in Boulder, E. Fork Twshp, Clinton Co., Illinois . A notation in the file indicates he received his pension check in the am and died that afternoon. Hannah was granted a widows pension of $30.00 per month. Hannah died at her daughters (Phebe Reed Carter) home in Centralia, Illinois on 21 Sept. 1929 and is buried with John D. in Boulder, Illinois.

Many others are mentioned in John D.'s file, some are as follows:

James F. Davidson, Hildalgo, Jasper Co., Il.

M.H. Carr, Hildalgo, Illinois

J.W. Houser, Hildalgo, Illinois

H.K. Powell, County Clerk

Albert Cherry

Fred Burnnell, McAfee, Ky (neighbor)

W.G. Bohon, McAfee, Ky. (neighbor)

Mary Shepard, Patoka, Il.

J.A. Shepard, Patoka, Il.

Alice Carr, Hidalgo, Il.

S.A. Carr, Hildalgo, Il.

J. H. Combs, Rose Hill, Il.(Schoolmate of Sylvira A. Reed)

Joseph Walden(?) Greenup, Ill.       (Schoolmate of S.A. Reed)

John T. Reed, Centralia, Il. (Grandson)

Note: Beginning with John Dean Reed, the name continues in this line so for, for six generations: John Ernest, John Thomas, John Calvin, John Charles and John Nathaniel

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Donated by ©Alice Tkachik

Name of Soldier:
Richard Boyd Huss
Born 6/25/1836 in Hocking County, Ohio to Jacob Huss and Ellen Boyd
Died 11/11/1890 in Gardner Illinois, he is buried in the Braceville-Gardner Cemetery

Regiment and Rank:
146 Regiment of Illinois Volunteers, Company D; Private

Date of Enlistment, Date of Discharge:
Enlisted 9/8/1864 in Springfield Illinois
Discharged Honorably 7/8/1865 at Camp Butler, Springfield Illinois

Place of Residence:
Gardner Illinois

Wifes name, marriage date, etc
1st wife Rachel A Crumley married 9/21/1856; she died 6/16/1872 in Gardner, Ill
2nd wife Mary Francis Huss Watters married 6/20/1873; she died 3/4/1854 in Joliet Ill

Dependent children:
Richard and Rachel:
Ellen (Nellie) Huss: b.1858, Newark Illinois, Kendall County
Huldah A Huss: b. 1861, Newark Illinois, Kendall County
Harriet (Hattie) J Huss: b.1861, Newark Illinois, Kendall County
Nora E Huss: b. 1866
Cora Huss: b. 1868
William Huss" 1872
Richard and Mary Francis:
Maggie Irene Huss: b. 3/1874,
Howard Huss: b. 12/1874,
Erwin Huss: b. 8/22/1884,
Edith Huss: b. 7/12/1886
Edele Huss: b. 8/18/1886, Gardner Illinois
Richard B. Huss: 5/25/1891, Gardner Illinois

Previous marriages for either soldier or spouse
Rachel was a previous wife for Richard; Rachel and Mary Francis were only married once

Diseases and/or invalid?
measles and a resulting disease of the eyes

Witnesses who filed on behalf of pensioner, their residence, date and any pertinent information they might have regarding the soldier:
Thompson Martin
Matthew Rogert
Benjamin Laforce
Louis Germain
Charles Green
BJ Fennel
Lucy Milbourn
Nancy Bookwalter
W. McMann MD
Edward L Sutton
Mary Gallager
Richards widow, Mary Francis Huss, filed for benefits and the above filled out statements attesting to their knowledge of the existence of Richards dependent children, their residence and the financial situation of Mrs Huss.

Date Pension was filed:

Date Pension was granted and amount of pension per month:
$8 per month plus an additional $8 a month for children

Date pension ended:
9/24/1926 due to the death of the recipient, the widow Mary Francis Huss

Any pertinent correspondence in the file:
There are copies of Richards death certificate, and 2nd marriage certificate.

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