NameJohn Kinder HUDDLESTON18,599
Birthca 1822, St Francisville, IL:Lawrence
Death12 Jul 1885, St Francisville, IL:Lawrence
John Kinder Huddleston was 5' 8 1/2" tall. He had hazel eyes and brown hair with a dark complexion. He was a farmer living in Clyde, (between Gillespie and Carlinville) Illinois (Macoupin Co) when he joined the Illinois Infantry (Company I, 32nd Regiment) on October 21st, 1864 in Jacksonville, Illinois (Morgan Co) for a period of one year. His wife at the time was Mary Jane McCord. They had several children before he "left the plow" to go to war. Mary Jane carried on the farm work. He was enlisted by Captain Fry. He was mustered out by Captain M Kibber on July 13th, 1865 under a telegram from the War Department dated May 4th, 1865 while he was at Decamp Hospital in New York City. John and his two sons, Henry and Charles took part in the courteous recognition of President Lincoln's body when it was sent to Springfield, Illinois for burial. They carried the flag and paid honor at Carlinville, Illinois, when Lincoln's body was transferred from one train to another at their little home town, Carlinville. A Mr Peoples was the Major at the time. They were chosen because John had served in the Civil War. He received some pension after his honorable discharge from that war. The Register of Deaths for John shows that he died at St. Francisville, Illinois of Chronic Diarrhea and General Debility. He suffered from Dropsy of two years and suffered from it at times for 32 years. He was buried at St Francisville on December 9th, 1895 by Jayhu Cluxton. The attending Physician was W A Lyons. John had lived in Illinois for 35 years. His name on the Register was John R Huddleston. He died at the age of 72 years 1 month and 7 days. He was a laborer.
REGISTER OF DEATH ST FRANCISVILLE, ILLINOIS dated DECEMBER 7, 1895
Death2 Jul 1884, Honey Point Township, IL:Macoupin
Mary Jane McCord had several children with John Kinder Huddleston before he went to war. She carried on the farm work. She overworked, strained her heart and died with a heart attack at the age of 52. She raised the sheep, dyed the yarn, spun the cloth and made the suits that her husband and two boys wore in the funeral parade for President Lincoln.18,599
Marriage6 Jul 1848, DeWitt Co, IL18,599