Sunday, September 21, 2014

Error in Civil War Soldier's Burial Place

The Civil War Research Committee has discovered  not only interesting stories about our veterans but also helped to correct mistakes found in other records.  (For you who have a Black's Cemetery book you might want to get out your pencil and make a correction.)

Pvt John N. Malcom enlisted in Co K, 61st Ill. Inf in 1864 from Embarrass Twp, Crawford Co, Ill. He came to Crawford Co IL from Blount Co TN with his parents Silas Malcom & Nancy Hammontree in 1858.  The father Silas Malcom died 1868 in Crawford Co and was buried at the Maxwell Cemetery in Flat Rock.  JOHN N. MALCOM was  in Bond Twp in 1870, 1880, & 1900 census.   He died on 3/9/1932 and was buried beside his wife Mary, who died 1882, at the Charlottesville Cemetery in Bond Twp.

The 1956 "Honor Roll" has him at the Charlottesville Cemetery with death date of 3/9/1932,
which is the same death date on his Civil War Pension Index Card.

However, Irene Black's published transcription of the Charlottesville Cemetery has a very major error on pg 132 -- J. N. MALCOM is listed as "J. W. McCoon, 1846 - 1932, Pvt. Co K, 61st Reg. Ill. Inf." There was no McCOON in Co K of the 61st Ill. Inf.   (This  error has been repeated on find-a-grave.)