Stoner, John H.

Stoner, John H.

Male Abt 1828 - 1863  (~ 35 years)

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  • Name Stoner, John H.  [1, 2, 3
    Born Abt 1828  Johnstown, Fulton, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 28 Sep 1863  Clearspring Twp., Lagrange, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Buried Eden, LaGrange, Indiana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Eden Cemetery
    Person ID I18236  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 29 Jan 2018 

    Family Gilkison, Caroline Ann,   b. 31 Oct 1824, Mansfield, Richland, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Apr 1911, Mancelona, Antrim, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Married 30 Oct 1850  Gloversville, Fulton Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 5
    • (Formally Montgomery Co.)

    • "Elder Corwin" officiated the marriage:

      Copied from

      The Gloversville Daily Leader,
      of the Date of
      Saturday, October 28, 1899.
      With Reminiscences of Residents of "Stump City" and "Sodom".
      Prominent Families and Business Men who Once
      Resided in This Locality---How Gloversville
      Has Outstripped All It's Neighbors in Growth-
      Interesting Facts About Value of Property
      Many Years Ago.

      By Robert L. Jeffers.

      page 82


      Who came from Pennsylvania, was born November 14, 1796. He married Miss
      Babcock, January 3, 1826, who was born December 21, 1806. He was the first
      pastor of the Baptist Church in Gloversville, where he officiated for
      sixteen years. His children were Alcina, Emily, Richard W. and Cornelia.

      page 83


      Son of Rev. David Corwin, was usually called "Tom" and "Warren" Corwin. He
      was well known in Gloversville nearly half a century ago. He delighted in
      swimming in Jesse Smith's mill pond in West Bush, for which he was soundly
      whipped by the indignant old Deacon. The case caused great excitement and
      came near going to the courts. He was quite a sportsman and loved to catch
      pigeons. About forty years ago the writer saw him run a foot race with
      Barney Burns, on the west side of Main Street, from Church Street to Fulton
      Streets, Gloversville. "Tom" was a very tall man and Barney was small,
      light-made and active. Barney easily won the race amid the shouts of the
      multitude. Richard W. Corwin died many years ago.
     1. Stoner, William,   b. Bef 1853  [Natural]
     2. Stoner, Lucia Ellen,   b. 23 Jun 1853, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Feb 1890, Concordia, Cloud, Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 36 years)  [Natural]
     3. Stoner, Florence Estelle,   b. 22 Aug 1855, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jun 1934, Mancelona Twp., Antrim Co., Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)  [Natural]
     4. Stoner, James Clinton,   b. 23 Dec 1858, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [Natural]
     5. Stoner, Mary Elizabeth,   b. 1 Dec 1860, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1941  (Age 80 years)  [Natural]
    Last Modified 29 Jan 2018 
    Family ID F7317  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1828 - Johnstown, Fulton, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 30 Oct 1850 - Gloversville, Fulton Co., New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 28 Sep 1863 - Clearspring Twp., Lagrange, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Eden, LaGrange, Indiana, United States Link to Google Earth
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    John Stone - 1860 United States Federal Census
    John Stone - 1860 United States Federal Census

    J H Stoner (Eden Cem.) Row 36 plot 9
    J H Stoner (Eden Cem.) Row 36 plot 9
    John H Stoner - Headstones Provided for Deceased Union Civil War Veterans, 1879-1903
    John H Stoner - Headstones Provided for Deceased Union Civil War Veterans, 1879-1903
    Record for John Stone
    John Stoner
    John Stoner

  • Notes 
    • John H Stoner, of Co. H, enrolled Oct. 15, 1861 in LaGrange by Capt. Bingham as a Musician; mustered in Nov. 22, 1861 in Ft. Wayne by Lt. Stansbury at age 33. He was 6ft 2 tall, light complexion, blue eyes, and dark hair. Born Nov. 18, 1814 in Johnstown, NY, employed as a blacksmith, married to Mrs. Caroline Ann Gilkinson Putnam, resident of Haw Patch (now Topeka), in LaGrange Co., IN. Discharged Aug. 10, 1863, for chronic diarrhea lasting more than one year in Murfreesboro, TN with rank of Musician. Notes: Fifer. Sent to Evansville Hospital Jan. 1862, for chronic diarrhea and rejoined regiment in Battle Creek, TN, Aug. 20, 1862. Unable to perform even light duty and sent to General Hospital in Louisville, KY, Sep. 29, 1862 for chronic diarrhea and then entered Hospital #1 in Evansville, IN, Oct. 17, 1862, for dysentery. Returned to Regiment Jun. 1863, and again sent to General Hospital Jun. 27, 1863, for chronic diarrhea. Sent home with his wife about Sep. 1, 1863 and died Sep. 28, 1863, in Clearspring in LaGrange Co., IN, of disease leaving wife and 5 children; buried Eden Cemetery Row 36/Lot 9. Caroline A. Stoner filed Widowfs Pension Application to receive Widowfs Pension Certificate #50753 Jan. 27, 1864; Carolina A. Ayres (she married John G. Ayers Sep. 1869 and divorced him Nov. 1885), guardian, filed Minorfs Pension Application to receive Minorfs Pension Certificate #141886 Mar. 14, 1870. Caroline married John Ayres 1869. (/M/Stouer) Taken from The Iron Men of Indianafs 44th Regiment, Part 1: Biographies and Regimental Statistics by Margaret Hobson.


      Headstone was replaced at Eden Cemetery July 3, 2014

      John H Stoner

      Residence: Hawpatch, Indiana Occupation: Enlisted as a Musician on 22 November 1861

      Service Record: Enlisted in Company H, 44th Infantry Regiment Indiana on 22 November 1861, Received a disability discharge on 10 August 1863
      Source: Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Indiana. (INRoster), Published in 1865-66 by Holloway
      __________________________________________________________________________ ______

      Musician in 44th Indiana Militia, Company H, Union Army. Contacted "chronic diarrhea" during the taking of Ft. Donelson about 18 Feb. 1862, Hospitalized at Evansville, returned to his company at Battle Creek, TN about 20 Aug 1862, and then returned to the hospital at Louisville, KY. Medical discharge 1 Sept 1863, and returned home to pass away about 4 weeks later.

      Physician's Affidavit, Civil War Pension Records:

      "I hereby certify that John Stover a musician in Company H 44th Reg't Ind Vol whilst in the Service of the United States and in the line of his duty, cotracted an illnes whilst at the taking of Ft. Donelson on or about the 18th of Feb 1862 and which caused his removal to Hospital in Evansville Ind on or about the 1st of Jan (sic ??) 1862. He afterwards rejoind his Reg't at Battle Creek Tenn on or about the 20th of August 1862 and was so feeble from the effects of his disease "Chronic Diarrhea" as to be unable to perform even light duty, and was again sent to Hospital in Louisville Ky on or about the 18th of October 1862, from thence was sent to Gen'l Hospital at Evansville Ind and was at no time after able to rejoin his company, was brought from Murfreesboro Tenn to his home in LaGrange County & State of Indiana on or about the 1st of September 1863 and died from said disease on the 28th of September 1863 the said Stoner was however discharged at Murfreesboro Tenn on or about the 1st of September 1863.

      Joseph H. Wamseur (??)
      Late Capt., Co H, 44th Reg't Ind Vol"

      Name: John H Stoner ,
      Residence: Hawpatch, Indiana
      Enlistment Date: 22 November 1861
      Distinguished Service: DISTINGUISHED SERVICE
      Side Served: Union
      State Served: Indiana
      Unit Numbers: 595 595
      Service Record: Enlisted as a Musician on 22 November 1861
      Enlisted in Company H, 44th Infantry Regiment Indiana on 22 November 1861.
      Received a disability discharge Company H, 44th Infantry Regiment Indiana on 10 August 1863

      Souce: Historical Data Systems, comp. Military Records of Individual Civil War Soldiers. Provo, UT:, 1999-. Data compiled by Historical Data Systems of Kingston, MA from the following list of works.
      Copyright 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000 - Historical Data Systems Inc.P.O. Box 196 Kingston, MA 02364

      Regimental History
      Forty-fourth Infantry INDIANA

      Forty-fourth Infantry. Cols., Hugh B. Reed, William C. Williams, Simeon C. Aldrich, James F. Curtis, Lieut.-Cols., Baldwin J. Crosswait Sanford J. Stoughton, Simeon C. Aldrich, Joseph C. Hodges, James F. Curtis, Philip Grund; Majs., Sanford J. Stoughton, William B. Bingham, Charles F. Kinney, William M. Wiles, Joseph C. Hodges, Tames P. Curtis, James W. Burch.

      This regiment was organized at Fort Wayne, was mustered in Oct. 24, 1861, and left the state in December for Henderson, Ky. It was assigned to Cruft's brigade and ordered into camp at Calhoun, where it remained until Feb. 1862, when it was sent to Fort Henry, thence to Fort Donelson, participating in the siege and battle at the latter point.

      It was engaged both days at Shiloh, losing 33 killed and 177 wounded, was in the siege of Corinth, engaged in several skirmishes, and joined in the pursuit of the enemy as far as Booneville. It was with Buell's army in its movement through Alabama and Tennessee, and in pursuit of Bragg through Kentucky, being engaged at the battle of Perryville.

      It was in the battle of Stone's River, losing 8 killed, 52 wounded and 25 missing, and then encamped at Murfreesboro until spring, moving with Rosecrans to Chattanooga via McMinnville, Bridgeport, Shell Mound and Whiteside. It participated at Chickamauga, and fought again at Missionary Ridge, losing in the two battles 3 killed, 59 wounded and 20 missing, after which it was assigned to provost duty at Chattanooga.

      It reenlisted in Jan., 1864, and visited home on furlough, resumed provost duty at Chattanooga, was mustered out Sept. 14, 1865, returning home with 30 officers and 670 men, of whom 360 were recruits transferred in July from the 68th and 72nd Ind.

      The original strength was 933; gain by recruits, 1,050;
      reenlistments, 220; total, 2,203. Loss by death, 249,
      desertion, 65; unaccounted for, 102.

      Source: The Union Army, vol. 3


      From "Genealogy of the Coffinberry Family" by Beatrice Berman Scott, 1927.
      The original source of data the book called upon was the Caroline Stoner
      family bible, in possession of Elizabeth Stoner Niles of Mancelona,

      p. 44

      CAROLINE ANN Gilkison was born October 31, 1824. Married John Putman. He lived about a year. Her second marriage was to John Stoner of New York.
      Five children were born of this union: William. Lucia Hellen. Florence Estelle. James Clinton. Mary Elizabeth. John Stoner was a musician in the Civil War (Played the fife). He was taken sick, the disease became chronic and he was sent to the hospital at Murfreesboro, Tenn. His wife went there after him and he lived twenty-eight days after reaching home. In 1869 she married John Canousan Ayers.

      (1) William Stoner died in infancy.
      (2) Lucia Hellen Stoner was born June 23, 1853. Married Henery (sic) Hervey
      on June 23 1869. (died in 1888). There were eight children born of this
      Aidance Estell
      John Willard
      James Chester
      Clifford Garfield (!!!)
      Zulu (sic) Zon

      Aidance Estelle Hervey married Charles Starr and they have two boys.
      Clifford Hervey died young (!!! we didn't know about this one!!!)
      Joel Hervey ---------
      Sankey Hervey --------. Has a son and daughter. Lives in Washington
      John Williard (sic) Hervey ----------.
      James Chester -----------.
      Bertha Hervey married James L. Napier. They have four children: Virgil,
      Alice, Louis, ouise.
      Zulu (sic) Zon Hervey married Lawrence Falen. Children: Edna, Amy, Wilma,
      Ruth. Edna Falen married J. Kenneth Weaver May 9, 1926. Wilma Falen (School
      teacher). Amy Falen married John Young, March, 1926, and they have one
      child, born in Novermber 1926. Ruth Falen, age six years.

      (3) Florence Estelle Stoner, daughter of Caroline Ann Gilkison, was born
      August 22, 1855. Married June 2 1875, Joseph Burkholder. Their two adopted
      children are Benjamin and Alice. Benjamin married Lauretta Baer.

      (4) James Clinton Stoner was born December 23, 1858. Married in the fall of
      18--, Miss Sarah Swan. They adopted four children: Howard, Leon Byrd, Olive
      and Harold, who died aged two and one=half years.

      (5) Mary Elizabeth Stoner was born December 1, 1860. Married June 13, 1885,
      Thomas Ellverton Niles. No children.
    • Research Note:

      John Stoner may possibly be the John Stoner, Sone of Jerimiah Stoner shown in the 1850 Fulton Co., NY Census.

      Message Board text from Liz Osborn:

      Thank you for responding, Darrah. I wish our family records were so clear regarding the connection. Right now, it is only a theory; I suspect that one way or the other, we're descended from Henry Stoner, father of Nicholas and John. The question is: through which son? Either one would be fine with me, I'm not stuck on a particular one.

      Our evidence that points to this particular Stoner family (as opposed to any other) is rather circumstantial, but persuasive: first, John was a fifer, second, he was married in Gloversville, and third, his pension papers and census records corroborate that he was born in New York. The marriage location was a key factor in suggesting the John/Nicholas connection, because from what we can tell, he had to have met his wife Caroline Gilkison in either Michigan or Indiana. Caroline was first married to a Putman, who likewise was from Fulton County; she was widowed very young. She appears on the 1850 census, as a widow, in her parents' home in St. Joseph County, Michigan. But by October 1850, she was wed to John Stoner in Gloversville, New York (information from her Civil War widow's pension file). And by 1853, she and John had returned to the next county south from her parents: Lagrange, Indiana, where John apparently bought a significant quantity of land. It is purely an argument-strengthening bonus that our John is, like the Stoner brothers, a military musician.

      I have observed that there is a great deal of confusion over just who is whose son among John and Nicholas (sons of Henry). I have attempted to carefully trace the various descendants through time using the censuses, trying to identify and eliminate "John"s as potential ancestors of mine (why oh why couldn't they have used more unusual names!).

      Chances are we've been communicating with the same cousins. Here is what I have for children of Nick & John:

      Nick Stoner & Anna Mason:

      Mary Stoner (1783- ) (married William MILLS)
      John Stoner (1789-1865) (Married Jane CUDDEBACK)
      ??? Stoner
      Jeremiah Stoner (1874-1884) (Married Sarah ???)
      Obadiah Stoner (1801- )
      Catherine Stoner (1802 - )

      John & Susanna Philes

      Jacob Stoner (1787-1859) (married Catherine Schoolcraft, Elizabeth Reinhardt)
      John Stoner (1790 - ) (married Elizabeth Linkefelter)
      Henry Stoner (1796-1846) (married Susan Wainright)
      Catherine Ann Stoner (?- ) (married Patrick Archibald)
      ??? Stoner (? - )

      Considering the next generation (and keeping in mind that I'm looking for a John Stoner born between 1815 and 1830), here are all the John Stoners:

      John (Nicholas, Henry) Stoner & Jane Cuddeback's son John is born in the right time period, 1825. However he is known to have married Mary Jane Mabbett, and had children Clarence and Florence during the time that my John was in the Union Army.

      Jacob (John, Henry) Stoner & Elizabeth Reinhardt's son John is born in 1818; however he is known to have died in 1876.

      Two Johns remain yet unproven one way or the other:

      John (John, Henry) Stoner & Elizabeth Linkefelter's son John is close to the correct time period, born in 1814. As a matter of fact, this is the connection preferred by my brother, who has included this connection in his family tree. However, I have my doubts, because this John would have been about 45 when enlisting in the Army as a musician; further, the 1860 census record which is known to be of our John gives his age as 33.

      Jeremiah (Nicholas, Henry) Stoner & Sarah ???'s son John was born approximately 1829. He appears in the 1850 census as a 21 year old in Jeremiah's household. In a previous census, Jeremiah lived in the neighborhood of a Putman family that apparently did move to southeastern Michigan sometime in the 1840's. This is my preferred suspect for our ancestor.

      If you can shed any further light on this mess, I'd be quite interested. Thank you.

  • Sources 
    1. [S86] Civil War Pension File for John Stoner.

    2. [S445] 1860 United States Federal Census,, (Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2004;), Database online. Clearspring, Lagrange, Indiana, post office Haw Patch, roll M653_274, page 544, image 99.
      Record for John Stone

    3. [S785] Headstones Provided for Deceased Union Civil War Veterans, 1879-1903,, (Name: Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2007;), Database online.
      Record for John H Stoner

    4. [S786] Widow's Claim For Pension, Evidence of date and place pf death and date and place of marriage.
      Widow’s Claim for Pension

      The State of Indiana, County of Lagrange, ss:

      On this 14th day of January AD 1864, personally appeared before Clerk of the LaGrange Circuit Court a Court of Record within and for said county, Caroline A. Stoner, aged 39 years, a resident of Clearspring Town, in the county of Lagrange, and State of Indiana, who, being first duly sworn according to law, doth on her oath, make the following declaration, in order to obtain the benefit of the provision made by the act of Congress approved July 14 1962:. That she is the widow of John H. Stoner, who was a Musician in Company H. commanded by Captain Bingham, in the 44th Regiment of Indiana Volunteers, commanded by Col. Williams, in the war of 1861. That her said husband died at Clearspring Town, in the State of Indiana, on the 28th day of September AD 1863 from a disease know as the Chronic Diarrhea which he contracted while in the line of duty in the service of the Untied States.

      The further declares that she was married to the said John H. Stoner at Gloversville, New York, on the 30th day of October AD 1850, by one Elder Corwin, a Minister; that her name before her marriage was Caroline A. Putman, and that ever since the death of her said husband, she has remained a widow: as will more fully appear by reference to the proof annexed. That there is no Public record of said marriage but a private record which is herewith sent.

      That during the existence of the aforesaid marriage there were born to her and her said husband the following named children, who are now under the age of sixteen years, viz: Lucia H. Stoner, born the 23 day of June 1853, Florence E. Stoner born the 22 day of August 1855, James C. Stoner born the 23 day of December 1858 and Mary E. Stoner born the 1 day of December 1860, all of whom are still living, and reside in Legrange County Ind.

      She also declares that she has in no manner been engaged in , or aided or abetted, the Rebellion in the United States.

      (signed) Caroline A. Stoner

    5. [S148] Gilkison Family Research, Maureen (Molly) McGUIRE COLSON, (Name: GEDCOM Import;).
      Date of Import: Mar 26, 2001