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John N Renfro/Rentfro 1819 KY

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Re: John N Renfro/Rentfro 1819 KY

Posted: 1 Nov 2013 8:22AM GMT
Classification: Query
Here is more info on John N. Rentfro:

He served in the Civil War from Illinois and applied for a pension from Missouri.

The actual pension file should have loads of good information. Note that Margaret L was his widow. So this might be a 3rd marriage.

Here is the 1890 Veterans census for John.

This confirms that the John from Jasper Co MO is the same one whose pension card is given above.

I located John and Margaret in the 1900 census, in Newton County, MO. They had been married for 15 years (c. 1885).

John was a preacher.

So the info on Margaret L as John's wife was correct. But she was his 3rd wife, which is probably why there was a separate grave. John likely bought the plot for him and his wife Sarah when Sarah died in 1884.

If you contact me via Member connect and give me your email, I will send you a copy of Margaret Rentfro's death certificate.

I urge you to get John's actual pension file. It should supply you with confirmation of the above and lots more.

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