Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Civil War Veteran Jesse MOON Dies in Clayton (1934)

source: The Republican (Danville, Indiana) - issue of Thursday, September 27, 1934 - page 1, column 2

Jesse D. Moon, Member of 117th Infantry, Buried Yesterday

Jesse D. Moon, aged 91, a member of Co. B, 117th Indiana Infantry during the Civil War, and the last of the veterans residing in Liberty Township, died at his home in Clayton, Monday morning. He had been confined to his home a number of years but had been able to be about the house until a short time before his death. The immediate cause of death was pneumonia.

Comrade Moon enlisted in Co. B. of the 117th on July 22, 1863. He was honorably discharged February 24, 1864, but re-enlisted in February, 1865, in Co. K, of the 148th Infantry and served until the close of the war.

He was the son of John and Lucinda Moon and was born on a farm between Clayton and Hazelwood and has lived in Wayne, Sullivan and Hendricks counties.

In 1867, he was married to Miss Rebekah Jane Osborne, and to them were born two sons, John and Harvey. After the death of his wife he was married to Fannie Burkhart. In 1911 he moved from the farm to Clayton, where he had resided until his death.

He is survived by two daughters, Grace and Mrs. John Booker of Sullivan, and one son, one granddaughter, one great-grandson, one sister, Mrs. Emma Busby, and one brother, Rigdon Moon, both of Clayton, and one step-son, Roley Moon.

Funeral services were conducted at the Clayton Presbyterian church, yesterday afternoon, in charge of the Rev. Ruben Masten of Belle Union with interment in the Clayton cemetery.

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