Rev. James R & Rebecca Jane (Ellis) Hearn

Stats[edit | edit source]

  • Born: 29 March 1816 Wilson Co, Tennessee
  • Died: 10 July 1897 Fairfield, Wayne Co, Illinois
  • Burial: Old Hearn Cemetery, Jasper Twp, Wayne Co, Illinois

Occupation[edit | edit source]

Military[edit | edit source]

  • Second Seminole War (1836)[1]
  • Civil War: Union Army, 40th Illinois Infantry, Company D (1861-1863)[2]

Parents[edit | edit source]

  • Father: Edmund Hearn
  • Mother: Nancy

Marriage[edit | edit source]

30 January 1839 Big Spring, Wilson Co, Tennessee

Children[edit | edit source]

  1. ♂Benjamin H Hearn (1839-1869)
  2. Rebecca Jane Hearn (1840-1898)
  3. ♀Emily Ann Hearn (1843- )
  4. ♂Edmund Robert Hearn (1845-1902)
  5. ♀Mary Frances Hearn (1847- )
  6. ♀Sarah Elizabeth Hearn (1849- )
  7. ♀Amanda Hearn (1853- )
  8. ♀Harriet Helen Hearn (1858- )
  9. ♀Almeda Elvira Hearn (1860-1904)
  10. ♀Easther Hearn (1864- )

Notes and references[edit | edit source]

At the age of sixteen, he professed Faith in Christ and was baptized in the fellowship of the Cedar Grove Baptist Church in Tennessee by Elder Elijah Mattox.

In 1841, with his family, he moved to Wayne County. In 1853, he assisted in the organization of the first Baptist Church in Wayne County and was a charter member thereof. He was elected and ordained a deacon, which position he held at time of his death.

He was a member of Fairfield Post No. 244 G.A.R (Grand Army of the Republic) which organization conducted the funeral services and attended the same in body. The funeral occurred at the Baptist Church at nine o'clock Monday morning, Reverend R E Burt preaching the sermon. The interment took place at the family cemetery on the old farm about 4 miles northeast of Fairfield.

  1. ^ In 1836, he entered the Florida War and served 6 months. In 1850, he went to California where he remained 1 year and 12 days. The government had lost his service record for this war by the time of his death, so in order to procure her widow's pension, his wife had to track down men with whom he had served to swear out affidavits that he had been in their regiment.
  2. ^ In August 1861, he enlisted in the Union Army and served one and a half years. James Robert contracted "nephritis" while serving in the Civil War and was released early. He suffered from the disease the rest of his life.James Robert contracted "nephritis" while serving in the Civil War and was released early. He suffered from the disease the rest of his life.
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