Friday, June 4, 2010

Talmon Husted (Civil War Vet)

Birth:   1825
            Coshocton County, Ohio

Died:    Dec. 9, 1875
            McDonough County, Illinois

*Inscription: "Co A., 78th Ill Infantry"

Talmon Husted was born in Coshocton, Ohio, the eldest child of Caleb and Phebe (Purdy) Husted. His entire family relocated to McDonough County, Illinois after 1848.  He married Martha V. (Pendams) in Schuyler County, Illinois on February 4, 1856.  She died in 1870.

He served in Company A, 78th Illinois Infantry in the Civil War enlisting as a private on August 11, 1862. He fought in major battles incluidng Chickamauga, GA and Missionary Ridge, TN, before mustering out on March 24, 1864. 

He married his second wife, Lucinda N. Davis, on August 23, 1874 in McDonough County.

His sister, Sarah (Husted) Buzzard, and his brother, Amos Husted, are also interred in this cemetery. His parents and his first wife may also be buried here.

Burial is documented by: Duane Lester's, Rural Cemeteries of McDonough County, Illinois, Volume II, Bethel-Industry.
*The aluminum foil overlay/rubbing method was used to clearly distinguish the inscription on the phone for easy reading and to enhance photography.

Biographical information comes from census records, vital statistics, and marriage records from Ancestry.com and the Illinois Statewide Marriage Index.

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