John Henry Searl


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John Henry Searl was born November 1, 1846, in Northumberland Co., Canada West, and died March 21, 1876, in Texas, at age 29 Years, 4 Months and 20 Days. Buried in Gregg Cemetery, Travis Co., TX. He is the son of John Searl of Broadoak (Braddock) Parish, County Cornwall, England, and Elizabeth Anne "Eliza" Bailey of Ireland. Never married.




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John Henry Searl


John Henry Searl was born November 1, 1846, in Northumberland Co., Canada West,

1851 Canadian Census shows John Syrell (age 30) born in England with Bible Christian religion is a married Laborer living in a Log Home in Darlington Twp., Durham Co., Canada West. Living with him is Eliza Syrell (age 26) born in Ireland, a married Spinster with Bible Christian religion. Also living there are four Syrell children, all born in Canada with Bible Christian religion: Cat. Mata. Syrell (age 7), a House Maid; John H. Syrell (age 6), a House Boy; Chris. Wm. Syrell (age 4), a Small Boy; and Eliza Ann Syrell (age 2), an Infant.

About 1854, John Searl and family removed from Darlington Twp., Durham Co., Canada West, to Fond du Lac Co., WI.

About 1858, John Searl and family removed from Fond du Lac Co., WI, to Franklin Twp., DeKalb Co., IL.

The 1860 U. S. Census taken on September 1, 1860, shows John Searles (age 40) born in Ireland with real estate of $800 and personal estate of $530 is a Farmer living in Franklin Twp., DeKalb Co., IL. Living with him is Eliza Searles (age 27) born in Canada, a Housekeeper. Also living there are seven Searles children, all born in Canada except for Mary, who was born in Wisconsin: Matilda Searles (age 15); John Searles (age 13); Christopher Searles (age 11); Eliza A. Searles (age 9); Thomas Searles (age 7); Robert Searles (age 6); and Mary Searles (age 3).

John H. Searl, residence of Belvidere, Boone Co., IL, enlisted February 6, 1862, in Company H, 67th Illinois Infantry Regiment. Eventually mustered out on January 21, 1866, at Selma, AL.


ILLINOIS STATE ARCHIVES

Illinois Civil War Detail Report

 

Name

SEARL, JOHN H

Rank

PVT

Company

B

Unit

47 IL US INF CON


 

Personal Characteristics

Residence

BELVIDERE, BOONE CO, IL

Age

18

Height

5' 10

Hair

LIGHT

Eyes

BLUE

Complexion

FAIR

Marital Status

 

Occupation

BLACKSMITH

Nativity

NORTHUMBERLAND, CANADA


 

Service Record

Joined When

DEC 30, 1836 (Leigh Larson note: Should be 1863, not 1836).

Joined Where

BELVIDERE, IL

Joined By Whom

CPT LOOP

Period

3 YRS

Muster In

DEC 30, 1863

Muster In Where

SPRINGFIELD, IL

Muster In By Whom

 

Muster Out

JAN 21, 1866

Muster Out Where

DEMOPOLIS, AL

Muster Out By Whom

LT HOSNER

Remarks

TRANS FROM 95 ILL INF


John Henry Searl applied for an Invalid Pension on October 25, 1866.


John Henry Searl applied for an Invalid Pension record.


Elizabeth Anne "Eliza" (Unknown) Searl died July 10, 1867, in Illinois at age 40.

John Henry Searl died March 21, 1876, in Texas, at age 29 Years, 4 Months and 20 Days. Buried in Gregg Cemetery, Travis Co., TX.

Gregg Cemetery is located on private land near 5300 Gregg Lane in Austin, just west of its intersection with Cameron Road on the north side of Gregg Lane, with gated entrances. From I 35 take the Howard Lane exit and go east. Continue through the intersection with Dessau (traffic light). The cemetery is 2 miles down Gregg Lane on private land on the right side of the road.