Monday, March 14, 2016

Elijah Alfred Hearn (1844 - Delaware - Minnesota - Montana - Wisconsin)

Elijah Aldred/Alfred Hearn (FamilySearch link)
Born 1844, Delaware
Parents: Azel Hearn and Catherine Baird.

Spouse 1:  unknown.  Md appx 1873 
Child:  Louis Hearn (b 1874)

Spouse 2:  Alice Anna Louise Hickox
Child:  Millie L Hearn (b 1882)
Child: Vida H Hearn (b 1884)
Child: George E Hearn (b 1886)
Child: Mabel Mae Hearn (b 1888)
Child: Alice A Hearn (b 1891)
Child: Erna Estelle Hearn (1893-1990)

Spouse 3: Jane A Walker (b 1844, Scotland) married 1911 in Deer Lodge, Powell, Montana

Spouse 4: Emma McCaneland (b 1857) married 1914 in Forsyth, Rosebud, Montana

The connection to the marriage records in Montana is this:
In 1908, Alice Anna Louise (Hickox) Hearn dies and is buried in Paynesville, Minnesota  
In 1909, Mabel Mae Hearn married A. J. Dahl in Billings, Montana.
In 1911, Elijah married Jane A Walker in Deer Lodge, Powell, Montana
In 1914, Elijah married Emma (Adams) McCaneland (McCoustland) in Montana
In 1917, Erna Estelle Hearn married Benjamin Franklin Henry in Silver Bow, Blaine, Montana

The two marriage records in Montana provide the same parents:  Azel Hearn and Catherine Baird of Sussex, Delaware.

Proving that these are all the same Elijah A Hearn is a little circumstantial.  The marriage of daughters Mabel and Erna in Montana in 1909 and 1917 respectively, increase the likelihood that Elijah in Montana is ours.   His marriage record in 1911 says he is divorced.   Alice died in 1908.

Elijah was in Delaware in 1850
He served in the Delaware Calvalry 1862-1865
He was in at Bird Island, Minnesota by 1880
He was in at Bird Island, in 1900
He was in Paynesville for a period between 1900 and 1908 according to military muster rolls.
He was in Montana in 1911-1914 .
He and spouse Emma moved back to Juneau, Wisconsin by 1920 census.

Elijah is on the muster roll of the Minnesota Grand Army of the Republic.  Started Feb 4 1862, 1st Del Calvary to Jun 30 1865 1st Del Calvary.

The muster roll in 1903 shows him living in New Paynesville, Minnesota, United states, age 57 born Delaware, service Feb 1863 - June 1865.  1st Del Calvary.

Emma is in a veteran's nursing home in 1940.   She dies an is buried in Wisconsin a few years later.

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