Department of Iowa

Grand Army of the Republic

Clayton Post #368, Van Meter, Iowa History

Miscellaneous Data and History:

Chartered: October 24, 1884

Members: Charter 29, Total 36

Disbanded: May 1, 1886

Property: At Headquarters, Des Moines, Iowa; Descriptive Book 15 names enrolled

No. 368 Named in honor of this Veteran: Hardy Clayton, Died May 27, 1862, St. Louis, Mo.; Buried National Cem., Jefferson Barracks, Mo. Section 50, grave 133/War Record: Pvt F 12 Iowa Inf/Roster Iowa Soldiers: Residence Savannah, Tenn, nativity Tennessee. Enlisted and mustered Mar 15, 1862. Missing in battle Apr 6, 1862, Shiloh, Tenn. Died of Typhoid fever.

Veteran's Name ResidenceOccDOBPlaceDODPlaceCauseBurialWar Record        Enlisted  Discharged Other InfoFatherNavMotherNavWifeChildrenSourcesOffices of honor in Date JoinedMore Info
SurnameFirst         RankCoRegState OrgAgeResNat.DatePlace DatePlace         GAR  
AkersEli D  25 Nov 1824Ohio12 Mar 1904Reinbeck Ia  Reinbeck Cem, Reinbeck IaCaptB11IowaInf36English RiverOhioSep 22 & must Oct 1, 1861  Aug 29, 1863 Enl as 1st Sgt. Wounded slightly in thigh Apr 6, 1862, Shiloh, Tenn; Disch for disability     Elizab4th Roster Iowa SoldiersMEMOct 24, 1884, Tr Cd My 1, 1886Maxwell Post 14 Stuart 2d qr 1889, Sus 1st term 1893; re 2d term 1893, sus 2d term 1899
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George W Editor  NY    PvtB147IllInf            Sabina Barrows, age 78 in 1885, d. by 1895ConnOlive A, b. WisG F, Olivve CEx-Soldiers Living Iowa 1886: res Woodward; Post 252 #41: 15th Ill (not found name)MEMCd May 1, 1886, Tr Cd My 1, 1886/JW Guthrie Post 252 Woodward D 12, 1883Post 368 carries as GW Bowers in Record of Posts no record/Writing Postmaster Van Meter Aug 3, 1949. Referred to Watt Barrows, Winterset, Iwa (Sep '49); Writing Watt Barrows Sep 6, 1949/Iowa Census 1885 George W Barrows, Editor, age 36 born NY. Wife Olive A, b. Wis. Children, GF age 9 b. Wayne Co Ia; Olive C age 0 born Dallas Co Ia, Sabina Barrows age 78 b. Conn. the last not shows in 1895.
BunchWilliam DDrakesville IaFarmer  Ind    CorpB30IowaInf21West GroveIndAug 9 & must Aug 24, 1862  MO Je 5, 1865Washington DCPromoted Wagoner Dec 1, 1863; 8th Corp S 1, 1864.       Roster Iowa Soldiers/Ex-Soldiers Living Iowa 1886: De Soto/Post #368 Desc BookMEMOct 24, 1884, Tr Cd My 1, 1886Whinnery Post 175 De Soto 23 My 1885
CaldwellSamuelDallas Co IaFarmer  Vt Jefferson Twp Madison Co Union Chapel Cem, 2 1/2 mi SW of Booneville IaPvtH16USVol Inf                 MEMOct 24, 1884, Tr Cd My 1, 1886Sam Neal Post 470 Booneville F 15, '90 age 62; Whinnery Post 175 De Soto N 20, '86, Tr Mr 31, 1890
ClaytonHenry CDallas Co IaFarmer  Lawrence Co Ind   Clayton Cem on US Rd 90PvtCo46IowaInf19BooneIndMay 23 & must Je 10, 1864  MO Sep 23, 1865Davenport Ia        Roster Iowa Soldiers/Post 470 Desc Book #8MEM1884, Tr Cd My 1, 1886Sam Neal Post 470 Booneville Jan 25, 1890; Col. Mills Post 45 Adel 1920
ConantRichard  30 Jul 1839  18 Ap 1906  Otterman Cem Van Meter IaPvtD10NYBat24   19 Ag 1862Alexandria  Enl Co F 10 NY Art by Capt JS Vanderburgh for 3y. From Co D, 2d Battalion Black River Battery       NY Men in Civil WarMEMOct 24, 1884, Tr Cd My 1, 1886Whinnery Post 175 De Soto My 15, 1885
CookSherman ManfordBooneville IaStation Agent23 Aug 1845Tioga Co Penn25 Aug 1915Booneville Ia  Booneville Cem Booneville IaPvtD46IllInf  Freeport Dec 28, 1863, must Ja 30, 1864  MO Jan 20, 1866  George CookPennSarah Bonhamnear Stranton NYJosephine Tear b. near Leory, Lake Co, O; m. Warren, Ill, S 30, 1866, d. Jul 7, 1888Deceased: grace, Wm Wallace, John Jas, Mima Harriet; 2 Chalres C Cook-Banker-Booneville Ia; 1 Elizabeth Reddish-Indianola Ia; 4 Clarence Bonham, Machinist-Waterloo; 3 Josephine-registered nurse-Booneville IaChas Cameron Cook, informantof family Nov 12, 1842MEMTr My 1, 1886/Commander at Sam Neal Post 470 1890His son Charles said of his father: "He was proud of his service. I ahve heard him say many times 'that his country owed him nothing for having served, that it was a duty every man of military age owed his country.' Therefore he never applied for a pension until he found himself in serious financial straits in the mid ninetys. He never recoverd from the effects of the months of prison diet he had to endure."
DavisRichard MDallas Co IaWood Dealer  Monroe Ind    PvtE145IndInf  Smithville Jan 26 & must 5 Feb 1865 MO 21 Jan 1866         Post 470 Desc Book #15/Adjt Gen Rept Indiana, v.viiMEMcd May 1, 1886, Tr Cd My 1, 1886/Sam Neal Post #470 Booneville Jan 25, 1890 age 39  
DawsonWilliam M1428 1/2 Linden, Des Moines Ia (Aug 4, 1926)  03 Jun 1836Putnam Co Ind12 Jan 1928Adel Ia  Ellis Cem, 3mi from De Soto IaPvt 3IowaBat Lt Art26Butler CoIndDec 28, 1863 & must Jan 5, 1864  MO Oct 23, 1865Davenport Ia Clifton    1 Sarah Philby 2 Clarisa J Pope (pre md to Ransom Owens F 3, 1856 DeKalb Co Ind. He d. F 17, 1898 at Bayard Ia-not a soldier)8- 4 living Je 1942; Eva (John) Nielsen, Powell, Wyo; Stella (Bert F) Fee, 1960 Claypool, DM, Ia; Lee, Redlands, CA; Lulu (Arch) Rimbey, Powell WyoStella Fee, dau 23 Je 1942 by telephone shomewhat uncertain dates birth & death of fatherMEMOct 24, 1884/Col Mills Post #45 Adel 1st term 1907 age 70Pensioned SC 356 720/Pension File show children: Frank b. D 17, 1879; Ella b. Jl 18, 1872 d. Jl 31, 1898; Eva L b. Apr 7, 1874; Estella b. Jl 20, 1876; Maud b. Jl 19, 1881; Lulu b. Je 3, 1885; Leon b. O 14, 1890; Dora b. D 12, 1878 d. S 15, 1892/Lived also in De Soto & Van Meter; Pen File shows had physician Dr. CE Mershon of Adel, CD Rawson, MD of DM. Lived at Butler Co until 1868; Madison Co 1868-1878; Dallas Co 1878 to present. Farmer. Desc: blue eyes, 5'8", complexion sandy, hair, auburn. Md Clarrissa J Pope Jul 16, 1906 at Bayard Ia by Frank W Mutchler, Church of Christ. Md Sarah Philby Jan 28, 1879 at Winterset Ia by MC Debord. She d. F 28, 1899 De Soto, Ia.
HarveyJohn C         SgtA3IllCav    & must Apr 19, 1863 MO Oct 10, 1865  Trans to Co A as consolidated       Ex-Soldiers Living Iowa 1886: res Booneville (Not shown in Post 470 Booneville Desc Book)MEMOct 24, 1884, Tr Cd My 1, 1886Booneville Post organized Jan 1890
HesterStephen R   Ind     PvtD16IowaInf18Des Moines  Oct 10, 1861           Roster Iowa Soldiers/Post 368MEMTr Cd My 1, 1886Col Mills Post #45 Adel 1st term 1907
HuntPhillip         PvtG150IndInf  Warren Co must 13 Feb 1865 MO O 5 Ag 1865MO as Corp        Adjt Gen Rept. IndianaMEMOct 24, 1884, Tr Cd My 1, 1886Name pencilled in on Post 470 Desc Book (not in list of members)
HutchinsFrancis MDallas Co IaFarmer22 Oct 1842Winchester, Randolph Co, Ind08 May 1914Waukee Ia  Booneville Cem, Lot 2 Blk 77, Booneville IaCorpA23IowaInf19BooneIndAug 15 & must Aug 21, 1862  MO July 26, 1865Harrisburg TxProm 5th Corp Mr 22, 1864; 4th Corp Je 5, 1864       Roster Iowa Soldiers/GAR Comb Post Record/Post 470 Desc Book #7Qtmstr Post 470 18901884, Tr Cd My 1, 1886/Sam Neal Post #470 Booneville Jan 25, 1890 age 47BO Brumfield: Veteran lived at Waukee was crippled.
JohnsonWilliam H  01 Mar 1841Nodaway Co Mo06 Mar 1922Van Meter Ia  Clayton Cem Van Meter TwpPvtB15IowaInf              Rebecca R CongerCharles-Des Moines Ia; Frank O-Van Meter Ia; Wilbur C-Independence Ia; Mrs WA Jones-Ottawa Kan  MEMOct 24, 1884, Col Mills Post #45 AdelName pencilled in on Post 470 Desc Book (not in list of members)
LevertonWilliam J   Marion Co Ind     Corp 2IowaBat Lt Art34AdelIndAug 1 & must Aug 8, 1861  Oct 19, 1862 for disabilityKeokuk IaEnl as 5th Corp       Roster Iowa Soldiers/Post 45, AdelMEM1885?, Tr Cd My 1, 1886Col Mills Post #45 Adel 1st term 21 N 1882/Whinnery Post #175 De Soto cd Ap 30, 1887/Pitzer Post #55 Winterset cd Ja 17, 1892, Tr 1st term 1893
LoganAlexander M   Ohio     PvtCo39IowaInf29Dallas Co  Ag 9, 1862   Enl as 1st Corp       Roster Iowa Soldiers/Ex-Soldiers Living Iowa 1886: Van MeterMEMOct 24, 1884, Tr Cd My 1, 1886; Whinnery Post #175 De Soto 30 Ap 1887Name pencilled in on Post 470 Desc Book (not in list of members)
McKeeJohn        Thornton Cem Van Meter IaPvtH14RIInf  Providence RI Nov 11 & must Nov 23, 1863  Jun 14, 1865 for disability Enl RI H Art-colored/Provostguard at Plaquemine La Dec 20, 1864-Jan 1865       GAR Muster roll 1st & 2d EdMEMOct 24, 1884, Tr May 1, 1886Whinnery Post #175 De Soto May 1886
MitchellDaniel B  21 Ap 1842Ill11 Aug 1919Portland Ore  Oakdale Cem Adel IaPvtA15IowaInf28  IllSep 22, 1864 MO Je 2, 1865Washington DC        Graves RegMEMOct 24, 1884, Tr May 1, 1886Col Mills Post #45 Adel 26 May 1885, Tr 11 Aug 1901
MontgomeryAlexander  12 Aug 1845Mason Co, Ind07 My 1929Van Meter Ia  Thornton Cem Van Meter IaPvtK3IowaCav18Marion CoInd& must Jan 21, 1864  MO May 17, 1865Davenport Ia        Record of Posts, v. 2/Ex-Soldiers Living Iowa 1886: res Van MeterMEMcd My 1, 1886Whinnery Post #175 De Soto May 1886, Tr 31 Mr 1890; Col Mills Post #45 Adel 2d term 1918; Sam Neal Post #470 Bonneville F 8, 1890
NealSamuelDallas Co IaFarmer1832Ind1887   Union Chapel Cem, 2 1/2 mi SW of Booneville IaPvtD2IowaCav28Des MoinesIndAug 2 & must Aug 30, 1861  Mr 10, 1863 Disch for disability     Mary J Roster Iowa Soldiers/Post #368 Desc BookMEMOct 24, 1884, Tr Cd My 1, 1886Post No. 470 Booneville named Sam Neal in honor of this Veteran
NobleWilliamDallas Co IaFarmer15 Dec 1839Park Co, Ind     CorpH23IowaInf22WintersetIndAug 9 & must Aug 29, 1862  MO Jl 26, 1865Harrisburg TxProm 7th Corp Nov 1, 1863; 6th Corp Apr 22, 1865; 5th Corp May 12, 1865; 4th Corp.       Roster Iowa Soldiers/Post 470 Desc Book #4MEM24 Oct 1884, Tr Cd My 1, 1886Sam Neal Post #470 Booneville Jan 25, 1890; Whinnery Post #175 De Soto 8 May 1866, Tr 10 Sep 1888; Kinsman Post #7 Des Moines 1891 or 1892, Sus 2d term 1896
NunnaleyLevi M  05 Oct 1836  28 Oct 1887  Otterman Cem Van Meter IaPvtK17WiscInf  Baraboo Oct 26, 1863 MO Jl 14, 1865         Roster Wisc VolsMEMOct 24, 1884, Tr Cd My 1, 1886  
ParkerSilas1182 11th St, Des Moines Ia  29 F 1840NY20 Dec 1920Des Moines Ia  Booneville CemPvtCo76IllInf  Morris Jl 29 & must Ag 22, 1862 22 My 1865Disch as Corp, wounds        Graves Reg 189 F 1941/1915 & 1895; Census of Iowa/ AGR Ill/Ex-Soldiers Living Iowa 1886: Van Meter   Was recluse, Christian Scientist - found dead in his home.
RandlemanJohn HOwen Co, IndFarmer  Ind    PvtH14IndInf18Owen Co, Ind  must 7 Jun 1861   Trans 4th US Art 19 Oct 1862       Ex-Soldiers Living Iowa 1886 - De Soto/Adjt Gen Rept Indiana v.IV/Post #368 Desc BookMEMOct 24, 1884, Tr Cd My 1, 1886; Whinnery Post #175 De Soto 13 Nov 1886, Tr 2d term 1895; Dr 31 Dec 1890  
ReynoldsWilliam R  18 Aug 1846Ky17 Oct 1903Afton, IadropsyGreen Lawn Cem, Afton Ia Lot 172PvtL9IowaCav18Jasper CoKyOct 13 & must Oct 30, 1863  MO F 3, 1866Little Rock Ark Shadrach  Mary Logsdon   Roster Iowa Soldiers: Death from Post 211MEMOct 24, 1884, Tr Cd My 1, 1886; Henry Keating Post #211 Afton 2d term 1897 age 51Death Cert: DOD, age 57, Single, died at Afton/buried Afton from Burial record in Historical Library
RobertsDavid        Clayton Cem Van Meter TwpCorpL8IllCav  Lacon 24 S 1864 MO 21 Je '65  MO Pvt       Adjt Gen Rept. Illinois/Grave Reg.MEMOct 24, 1884, Tr Cd My 1, 1886; Whinnery Post #175 De Soto 13 Nov 1886  
RossFrancis M  1830Ohio1918   Thornton Cem Van Meter Ia2nd LietD3IowaCav31Van Buren CoOhioAg 24 & must S 9, 1862  Resigned F 14, 1863 Enl 3 Sgt; Prom 1st Sgt N 26, 1861; 2d Lt Ja 1, 1862       Roster Iowa SoldiersMEMOct 24, 1884, Tr Cd My 1, 1886  
SheetsGeorge FDallas Co IaLaborer19 Dec 1836Ind21 Mr 1926Des Moines Ia  Booneville Cem Booneville IaPvtK135IndInf  Carroll Co Must 23 My 1864 MO 29 Sep 1864   DanielPaMargaret Denmore Martha AnnElmer Sheets-Co Farm; RoyEx-Soldiers Living Iowa 1886-Booneville/Record of Posts/Adjt Gen Rept Indiana/Post 470 Desc Book-#22 Born OhioMEM1884, Tr Cd My 1, 1886; Sam Neal #470 Booneville Feb 8, 1890, Tr Nov 15, 1890; Whinnery #175 De Soto 22 My 1886; Col Mills #45 Adel 1890?Death Cert: Born Ind. Informant, Mrs E Switzer of Van Meter, Ia/Graves Reg: born Dec 13, 1838
SpatzFrederick  10 May 1827Germany14 Jl 1907Boone Twp Dallas Co  Lot 3 Blk 47 Booneville Cem BoonevillePvtK15IowaInf                 MEMTr Cd My 1, 1886Whinnery #175 De Soto Ap 30, 1887, Tr Mr 31, 1890; Booneville #470 Booneville F 8, 1890 age 62
SpencerNehemiah S         PvtE1MichVol Inf22   25 Jul 1861 & msut 14 Sep 1861ColdwaterMO 9 Jul 1865Jeffersonville IndRe-enl 25 Dec 1863 at Beverly Ford,Va, must 4 Jan 1864 Detailed 19 Mar 1863, in Battery C, Mass Art./Pensioned SC 176 582 Co E 1st Mich Inf/Widow pensioned WC 699 928 filed Mr 19, 1910 Ind       Dept Roll 3d ed/Record of Posts/Mich IndexMEMOct 24, 1884, Tr Cd My 1, 18867 census Dallas Co
SummersNelson PDallas Co IaPhysician25 May 1844Gallia Co Ohio05 Feb 1921Van Meter Ia  Clayton Cem Van Meter TwpPvtB193OhVol Inf18   25 F 1865 MO 4 Ag 1865         Roster Ohio Soldiers/Post 470 Desc Book #5MEMOct 24, 1884, Tr Cd My 1, 1886Booneville #470 Booneville Jan 25, 1890, age 42; Col Mills #45 Adel 2d term 1919
SwallowHenry CBooneville IaFarmer11 Feb 1845Ind24 Sep 1890Booneville Ia  Lot 4 Blk 32 Booneville CemPvtC7IowaInf18BooneInd& must Oct 21, 1862  MO Jl 12, 1865Louisville KyEnl Co H 39 Iowa Inf; Taken prisoner Jl 7, 1863, Corinth, Miss. Trans to Co C 7th Ia InfJonathan  Martha Jane Mary Robison, d. 1941Mrs. Littie J Corrigan; Burt-Des Moines; Albert-Booneville; Thomas near Drake Univ, Des Moines; Elmer-Calif; Hattie Merryman-BoonevilleRoster Iowa Soldiers/Post #368 Desc BookMEMTr 1 My 1886Brother of William Z Swallo, Pvt E 23 Iowa
SweeneyJoseph ADallas Co IaBlacksmith08 Oct 1845Athens Tenn28 Jan 1906Grove Twp Adair Co Ia  Lot 1 Blk 4 Booneville IaPvtE9TennCav18   10 F & must 28 Je 1865Nashville Tenn11 Sep 1865Knoxville TennPensioned SC 700 883 IowaJohnTennJane UnderdownTennMartha L Murray b. N 14, 1848 Tenn, Pensioned WC 643 243 filed Mar 16, 1905 IA, d. Ap 30, 1909 Guthrie GroveWilliam T (Myrtle)-Army Post Rd, DM, widowed; John Denford b Je 19, 1870, d. My 1, 1911, Walnut Twp Waukee, age 40y 10m 12d (Bertha Harkrader, md 2d Chas Franklin-living Jl 1952, Adel Ia); Ada, Harry E. deceased; Verne, Mason CyEx-Soldiers Living Iowa 1886: res Booneville/Post 470 Desc Book #6/Death Cert Informant JD Sweeney, Booneville/Death Cert John Denford Informant Mrs Addie H Hubbard,m Guthrie Ctr; Physician Geo M Meeham, WaukeeMEMTr Cd My 1, 1886; Booneville #470 Jan 25, 1890, age 44Thelma May Reeves, dau of John Denford Sweeney, making application to join Tent 6, DUV, Aug 4, 1952, Tel 2-0788/1885 Cenus Boone Twp v. 171, p. 187: Joseph age 39, Sec 31, # cor NE NW; Wm T age 17 b. Tenn; John D age 14 b. Tenn; Ada age 9, Harry E b. Dallas Co Ia/1895 Census Boone Tp. V. 317, p 161. Joseph A age 49 b. Tenn; Verne E age 8 b. Dallas Co Ia
ThomasHenryDallas Co IaLaborer  Warren Ia   Lot 4 Blk 24 Booneville CemPvtG130IndInf  Somerset Dec 29 1863 Je 6 1865         Roster Ind Vol/Post 470 Desc Book #`8MEMTr Cd My 1, 1886Booneville #470 Booneville Feb 18, 1890 age 46
ThomasLoren SSweet Point IaFarmer16 Sep 1828     Carlisle Cem, Carlisle IaPvtB15IowaInf35Des MoinesOhioOct 30 & must Nov 9, 1861  Mar 15, 1863Lake Providence LaDisch for disability       Roster Iowa Soldiers/Post #368 Desc BookMEMOct 24, 1884, Tr Cd My 1, 1886SS Dilman #343 Toldedo Cd Ja 1, 1886, Sus S 30, 1886, re Je 30, 1887; IB Sexton #425 Carlisle Dec 21, 1888, Reins 1st term 1894
Van MeterJacob Rhodes   27 Sep 1824Bartholomew Co Ind10 Oct 1910Van Meter Ia  Orrerman Cem Van MeterPvtC46IowaInf39AdelIndMay 9 & must Je 10, 1864  MO Sep 23, 1864Davenport Ia        Dallas Co Hist/Roster Iowa Soldiers/Graves RegMEMTr Cd My 1, 1886  
WatsonJoseph H         PvtB15IowaInf27WintersetNHOct 2 & must Nov 9, 1861  Feb 6, 1863Vicksburg MissDisch for disability       Roster Iowa SoldiersMEMOct 24, 1884, Tr Cd My 1, 1886  
WelchJohn WHancock Co IllEngineer  Ind    PvtH72IllInf27Augusta  Aug 14 & must Aug 21, 1862 MO Oct 31, 1865  Trans to 33 Ill Inf shows in Co C Res Chicago       AGR Illinois/Post #368 Desc BookMEMOct 24, 1884, Tr Cd My 1, 1886

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