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St. Clair, John

Submitted by Lee S. Loos

I've confirmed John St. Clair's Civil War data. He was originally buried in Bridgeport, Alabama. Then he was reburied at the Chattanooga National Cemetery. According to their records he was in Company E, 120 Indiana Inf. and died 4/20/1865, buried in Section H lot 10995.

John was the son of Nathaniel and Sidney (Mills) St. Clair and brother to civil war vet George Reuben St. Clair. John was married to Talitha Jane Bethel and left at least four children.

 Civil War Pension Records of John St. Clair

From the Civil War Pension Records of John St. Clair, son of Nathaniel & Sidney St. Clair, husband of Talitha Jane Bethel. Talitha remarried to James Hart so the records of John St. Clair & James Hart were combined as she received pensions from both husbands. John was accidentally shot by another soldier on April 16th and died of his wounds on April 21, 1864. Another paper is the court paper appointing James Hart as the guardian of the 4 St. Clair sons, all minors.(original spelling from the records)

Genl Field Hospital

Bridgeport Ala May 10th 1864

Nathaniel St. Clair

Dear Sir:

Yours of the 1st inst was received to day. Mr. St. Clair deceased had an old pocket book, some papers, and about $9. in money. Enclosed you will find the papers. You will also find two receipts which Mrs. St. Clair will sign as the wife of said St. Clair, deceased. You will then have some officer who uses a seal to attach his certificates to them, certifying, that she is the widower. Send them to the Surgeon in charge here Dr. H L Legley. And he will send the money. I sympathise with you very much. I hope that God will bless all the relatives.

Yours IC

S F Drake, Chaplain


From the Civil War Pension Records of George R. St. Clair, son of Nathaniel & Sidney Mills St. Clair, Warrick Co. IN. Another affidavit gives the dates of his marriage & death of Elizabeth Garrison, marriage to Cynthia Laine and the names and birth dates of his children with Cynthia (original spelling from the records)

State of Kansas

Montgomery County

In the matter of original pension claim No 633.038 of George R. St. Clair late private of Co K. 12th Regt. KY Cav on this 26th day of July 1889 personally appeared before me a Notary Public within and for said County and State. George R. St. Clair a resident of the City of Cherryvale Kansas whose Post office address is Cherryvale Montgomery County Kansas who being duly sworn according to law declares in relation to the above matter that he is unable to comply with the requirements of the Pension office in regard to furnishing the evidence of his physical condition from 1868 to 1878 except by the affidavit of Abraham Rhodes. That during the first two years of said time from 1868 to 1870 He was traveling in the state of Ill and made no acquaintances. In 1870 he came to Kansas and was in Labette Co of said State of Kansas till about the 1st of March 1871 when he went to Denver Colorado arriving there in the fall. That he made said Denver his home for about four years from the fall of 1871 until the spring of 1875, but that during said time he was away from said Denver a great portion of the time. He first went into Mexico in the spring of 1872 and did not return home to Denver until about Nov. 1872. in the spring of 1873 he went to Arizonia and Cal. And returned to Denver in the fall of 1874. And in the spring of 1875 he left Denver permanently and went to Portland Origon and remained there until the spring of 1876 and then started back to Kansas and arrived at Caldwell Kansas in the fall of 1876 and from there he went to Missouri in the spring of 1877. That during said ten years from 1868 to 1878 he was back to Kansas nearly every year and visited his friend Rhodes who was then living at Caldwell Kansas since 1872. That he visited said Rhodes in Ind. several times while he was traveling in Ill and was back to Ind. in 1873 and came back to Kansas with said Rhodes when affiant went on to Arrizonia. And for the reason that he was all the time traveling amoung strangers he is unable to furnish the evidence of more than one witness (Rhodes) as to his physical condition during said time from 1868 to 1878.

Witnesses George R. St. Clair

ED Hastings his mark

CC Thompson

Subscribed and sworn to before me this 26th day of July 1889 and I certify that I have no interest in this claim and am not interested in its prosecution.

MB Sauli

Notary Public

My com. Expires Apr 6th 1892




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