Andrew Jackson Stewart

Company A, 35th Illinois Infantry

This is from the news article Zelma saved. Zelma Hilliard's Grandfather's and Great-Grandfather's information (Zelma is still alive, she will turn 100 years old in October). Zelma is my husband's grandmother.

The family photo of the AJStewart family from top left to right: Lillis Cordelia Stewart, Nellie Grant Stewart, Amy Myrtle Stewart Front row: AJ Stewart, Fred Logan Stewart, Grace Jane Stewert, Elizabeth Jane Smith Stewart, and in front Bessie Stewart.

A.J. Stewart:(Obituary)

Andrew J. Stewart was born October 24, 1844, at Bethany, Illinois, and died at Nickerson, Kansas, March 21, 1907 of pneumonia and heart disease, aged 65 years, 4 months, and 27 days. He was the fifth child of Wm. C. and Elizabeth A. Stewart.

Mr. Stewart served as a private soldier in Co. A, 35th Illinois Vol. from July 3, 1861, to September 27, 1864, when he was honorably discharged. He was seriously wounded in the Battle of Pea Ridge, Arkansas, March 6-8, 1862, which was his first battle. He was sixteen years old when he

joined his regiment! This battle kept Missouri in the Union. He suffered intensely from this wound until death released him. He also served from December 30, 1864, to December 30, 1865, in the Veteran Vol., Co. B, 1st Infantry; also in the Indian war of 1865 as corporal of Co. C, 18th Kansas cavalry.

"Soldier rest, thy warfare's o'er"

January 16, 1865, Mr. Stewart was married, in Bethany, Illinois, to Miss Elizabeth Jane Smith, who died October 9, 1892 in a horse and buggy accident, near Russel Springs, Kansas. The year after his marriage he confessed his faith in Jesus Christ and united with the Presbyterian church in Bethany, Illinois, and continued a faithful member until death.

September 5, 1900, he married Miss Frances C. Powell, at Garden City, Kansas, for his second wife. Mr. Stewart lived in Garden City until about six weeks ago when he came to Nickerson and bought the John Smith property, in the northwest part of town, where he has lived until his death.

There is left a loving wife, four daughters, one son, several nephews, two nieces, and a large circle of friends to mourn his departure from our midst. Only two weeks ago a daughter was taken from this home circle.

Certainly this family has been sorely bereaved of its loved ones. May God comfort the bereaved ones and reunite them in the heavenly home. "Jesus, still lead on, Till our rest be won. And although the way be cheerless, We will follow calm and fearless. Guide us by thy hand. To our fatherland!"


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