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Abraham Dean

Information from Pension and Military files

Donated by Linda Dean

Certificate 52927
Pension No. 76.359
Abraham Dean was born about 1820 in St. Clair, IL or Jackson Co., IL (depending on the
document).  Joined and enrolled into the service on  February 15, 1864 at DuQuoin, IL, the 13th
enrollment district, by Col. Marvel, for 3 years. However, he was mustered in February 20, 1864
at Camp Butler by Leuit. Carter (another record shows Leuit. Montgomery).  Abraham's
residence was Murphysboro, Jackson Co., IL.  He died of Chronic Diarrhea on October 27, 1864
at the US General Hospital in Mound City, IL. He was reported Absent, sick at Pine Bluff
Hospital, Arkansas and in October absent sick and sent to North Hospital.  He served as a private
in Co L, 13 Regiment of the Illinois Cavalry Volunteers, commanded by George W. Suesberry. 
He was six feet tall, dark complexion, blue eyes, and auburn hair.  He was a farmer.   

His personal belongings were in the hands of Capt. S. Tipton and delivered to his daughter.   Left
surviving were his wife, who he married June 16, 1852 in Jackson Co., IL   Her maiden name
was Clarissa Ann Moore.  Their children and birth dates: Ozias April 24, 1853, Francis Cordelia
September 17, 1854, Archilles September 18, 1856, Rhoda born October 18, 1858 and died
October 10, 1860, Samuel Alonzo February 02, 1860 and Joshua Allen October 4, 1863.

Several documents are included in this file:

December 6, 1864
Clarissa and her children lived in Pickneyville, Perry Co, IL.  James H. Humphrey and Nancy
Moore, residents of the County of Perry testified that they were acquainted with Abraham and
knew Clarissa and her children.  Document signed by a clerk of the Court: David M. Hoge .  
Clarissa's attorney was Flammack and Davis, R. M. Davis of Pickneyville, IL..

Clarissa applied for pension on June 26, 1865 in Perry Co., IL.  This document was witnessed by
James M. Brown, Cir. Clerk and John Boyd.  J. J. Campbell and Margaret Berry state they knew
her to be who she states and they had been acquainted with her.

August 1, 1865 Clarissa was awarded a pension of $8.00.

Joseph W. Barrett was the Commissioner of the Department of Interior of the Pension Office
and signed documents dated February 2, 1865 and April 14, 1865.

August 7, 1865 Clarissa lived in Pickneyville, Perry Co. IL.  This was attested by W. G. Gordon
and Jos. D. Hamilton.  Acquainted with Clarissa and appeared with her were Margaret Berry and
Catharine Pinkham.  

June 7, 1867 in Murphysboro, Jackson Co., IL Emalisis More and Francis Stephens swore to be
acquainted with Clarissa (both female because they both (made her mark). Witnessed by Wm. J.
Moyers and Milton S. Col?  Justice of the Peace John M. Robinson, Esq.   John F. Cover, County

June 29, 1867, Hamilton Co., IL Clarissa appeared with Margaret Berry stating she was
acquainted with her family.  Witness by F. C. Edington and A T. Caker. J. W. Marshall, Clerk.
Attorney: Townshend and Walker, McLeansboro, IL.  Clarissa living at Knob Prairie, Franklin
Co., IL.  Another document same date: witnessed by D. Marshall and E. Rathbon.  Clarissa's
acquaintances who testified to know here were Margaret Berry and Milla A. Heard  residents of
Hamilton Co., IL.  

Clarissa's died June 20, 1910 in Herrin, Williamson Co., IL.  Her son Joshua, of Carbondale,
applied for her last months pension to pay medical expenses.  Clarissa buried in Oakland
Cemetery, Carbondale, Jackson Co., IL.  At the time of death Clarissa was receiving $12.00 per
month pension.  Information includes:  First National Bank, Herrin, Il, president D. R. Harrison,
Vice-President Ephraim Herris, Cashier John Herrin, Ass't Cashier H. P. Lamaster.  Witnesses:
Nellie Roe and Bonnie Conley both of Carbondale, IL Attending physicians: Carl Baker and P. J.
Baker, Undertaker A. T. Doerr, for hearse and carriages E. E. Paterson and W. F. Tygett,
Cementing grave Jno. McKowen.  M. H. Ogden and Roy Ogden both of Carbondale, appeared
with Joshua.

October 24, 1910 stationary from Thos. L. Cherry, Real Estate and Loans, Insurance-(all kinds),
Carbondale, IL.

November 19, 1910 note with heading: F. A. Chanabery, County Treasurer, Marion, IL.

November 21, 1910: Stationary from John M. Dodd, County Clerk, Williamson Co., Il.
Deputy J. P. Adams, County Judge W. F. Slater.  Supervisors: Chairman L. T. Rushing,
Temporary Chairman Geo. G. Strike.  Notary Public J. P. Adams.

Note dated April 15, 1911.  Part of note regarding Abraham Dean also states  "John R. Sullivan,
son of Euphemia Sullivan, deceased, widow of James J. Sullivan, Co. I. 128th ILL. Vol. Inf. John
R. Sullivan wishes to make application for re-imbursement in regular form.  The pension
Certificate number is 565664."

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