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Need list of Prisoners

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Req. Look up: John KETCHUM

Posted: 5 May 2002 1:30AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 31 Dec 2003 3:56PM GMT
Hi Mike, Noticed your post, thought I'd beg a boon... We are desperately searching for the death date & burial site of our ggggrfa. John Jackson KETCHUM, captured in Rolla, Phelps Co MO July 1862, listed as a "bushwacker". He was about 44 yrs old then & had 8 known children. He was transferred to Alton ILL, Sept 1862, then sent to Sandusky Ohio, to the Johnson Island Military Prison, an island in the Bay of Lake Erie in Nov 1862. We believe he was swooped up with the POINDEXTER Boys, of Phelps Co Mo, as they were all taken together to Johnson Island, where 13 of them were executed days after their arrival, mostly POINDEXTER fam or kin. There the trail ends for our ancestor, John Jackson KETCHUM (b 1818 TN, marr Mary Caroline ? abt 1839 TN, moved to Phelps Co MO soon after. Did he get transfered again? Or was he executed & buried on Johnson Island? There is a cemetery there, with unmarked graves & a few group markers, is this Cem listed in your book? Sorry for all the questions, but we're desperate. Thank you for your time & kindness, Yours, Kath
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PamelaWages46 14 Nov 2001 5:10AM GMT 
Mike Pierce 21 Nov 2001 2:01AM GMT 
dianeeheath 21 Nov 2001 3:50PM GMT 
K_Bessmer 5 May 2002 7:30AM GMT 
nancy domjanovich 2 Jun 2006 3:38PM GMT 
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