GEINES HENRY SILAS

Male 1843 - 1885


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  • Born  11 Mar 1843  Lukin Twp., Lawrence County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  19 Sep 1885  Lukin Twp., Lawrence County, Illinois. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried  Brian Cemetery near Sumner, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I00245  Gynzer's Genealogy Database | Hans Landis Family
    Last Modified  4 Jul 2013 

    Father  GEINES HENRICH (HENRY),   b. 17 SepT 1813, 36 Yr. old on 1850 Census; Born Pennsylvania. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jun 1883, Lawrence County, Illinois. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  MOELLINGER (MELLINGER) EASTER (ESTHER),   b. 30 Jan 1814, DOB is approximate; 36 yrs old on 1850 Census; Born in Columbiana County, Ohio. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Feb 1890, Aged 76 Yrs. 13 days. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  16 Nov 1839  Wayne County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F00095  Group Sheet

    Family  HERRIN HANNAH ELIZABETH,   b. 13 Aug 1835, Putnam, Indiana; dob per Larry Herrin is 12 Jun 1836 Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Apr 1916, Steele Twp., Hyatt Station, Now Capehart; dod per Larry Herrin is 27 March 1916 Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  27 Sep 1866  Lawrence County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
    >1. GINES JOHN WESLEY,   b. 25 Jun 1867, Sumner, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jan 1941, Washington, IN Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. GINES NORMAN ULYSUS (ULISSUS),   b. 14 Jan 1869, DOB may be Jan. 14, 1868 Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Feb 1870, Date of Death may be August 18, 1870 Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. GINES SON,   b. 1872,   d. 1872, STILLBORN Find all individuals with events at this location
    >4. GINES GEORGE ALVIN,   b. 12 Sep 1880,   d. 8 Feb 1915
    Family ID  F00094  Group Sheet

  • Census Documents

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    1850 Henry Geines Census Translation
    1850 Henry Geines Census Translation
    1850 Henry Geines Census Translation - courtesy of the USGenWeb Census Project
    1850 Henry Gines Census (2 of 2)
    1850 Henry Gines Census (2 of 2)
    1850 Henry Gines Census Pages (2 of 2) from www.ancestry.com
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    Allyson Tilton states they lived in Lawrence County, Illinois from at least 1840 - 1883. She states both of Esther's parents were born in Pennsylvania. We (Wanda Gines?) have her father being born in Baden, Germany.

    Per Jeanine Scholz:
    Christina, 9, born in IL
    Henry, 7, born IL
    Philip, 3, born IL
    Catharine, 4, born IL
    1860 Henry Geines Census
    1860 Henry Geines Census
    1860 Henry Geines Census Pages. For years we could not find Henry Geines in the 1860 Census. The problem was that the name was spelled as Goins. From www.ancestry.com

    1860 Olive Township, Lawrence Co, IL census records:

    Henry Goines, 48 years old, farmer, owns 3,500 acres, born in PA
    Easter, 47, born in Ohio
    Amanda, 21, born in Ohio
    Henry, 14, born in IL
    Philip, 13, born IL
    Catherine, 11, born IL
    Fannie, 9, born IL
    Easter, 2, born IL
    1880 Henry Geines Census
    1880 Henry Geines Census
    1880 Henry Geines and Henry S. Geines Census Page from www.ancestry.com
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    Henry Geines:
    1880 Lawrence Co, IL census records:

    Henry Gines, 67 years old, farmer, born in PA, both parents born in PA
    Easter, 66, born in PA, parents born in PA (this is obviously incorrect.)
    Catharine, 31, born IL
    Easter, 22, born in IL

    They are living a few houses away from Henry Silas Gines.

  • Notes 
    • Wanda L. Gines has the original "Certificate of Birth and Baptism" which reads as follows. To these two parents: As Henry Geines and his Wife Easter a daughter of Moellinger was born a boy on the 11 day of March in the year of our Lord 1843.
      This Child was born in Lukin Township in Lawrence County, in the State of Illinois in North America; was baptized by the Rev. A _______ (unreadable) and received the name of Henry S. Geines.

      Wanda L. Gines has the original discharge papers as discussed below.

      DISCHARGE

      Henry S. Gines, a private of Captain Cyrus D. Kindall's Company, (Kl;) 11th Regiment of Missouri Infantry Volunteers who enrolled on the 26th of July 1861 to serve 3 years. Discharged August 5, 1864 at Memphis, Tennessee
      by reason of being mustered out of service on the expiration of this turn.
      Born in Lawrence County, Illinois.
      Eighteen years of age. 5'8", fair complexion, grey eyes, light hair.
      Farmer when enrolled.

      US OF AMERICA DEPT. OF THE INTERIOR BUREAU OF OF PENSONS

      HANNAH E. GINES
      Wanda L. Gines has pension document.

      Widow of Henry S. Gines who was a Private Co. R ll Reg Missiouri Vol.
      Infantry is entitled to a pension under the provisions of the Act of June 27, 1890
      amounting to $8 per month.
      Commencing 17th July 1890 through 16th birthday, she also receives $2 per month for any children - George A. Gines until
      September 11, 1896.

      Given at the Dept. of the Interior this 8th day of March 1895.


      BRIAN CEMETARY DIRECTIONS:

      South (to right when coming from West on Hwy 50) on 250 at Sumner, Illinois.
      Turn right on Main Street (Christy Avenue). Go South Through and out of town on 250E past 800N, past 700N, turn right on 600 N.

      Homesite to left across field before 600N is where old 2 story home stood, Mother Burgett.

      Go on 600N past 120E, 150E,100E. Cemetary is on the right.

      BACKTRACKING: Turn North on 100E. On left were trailer sits was Henry S. Gines home. John Wesley played along trees along creek to west. Turn right on 700N. Left on 250E to Sumner. 700N is twp. line.

      John Wesley had a store in Sumner, Illinois. He had a soup kitchen in Sumner when B & O RR was being straightened and made enough to pay for farm in Crawford County at Tunnel Hill (English, Indiana, County Seat). He had a grocery store in Vincennes.

      BACK IN SUMNER: Turn right on old Hwy. 50. Cemetary on right. Turn in 2nd entrance. Grave site on the left near chapel. This is the Sumner City Cemetery.

      Henry Geines fought three years in the Civil War. He always returned thanks in German according to his son, John Wesley Gines.

      On the second crossroad south of Sumner was the John Wesley Gines home 4/10 mile down the road. (right or left?)


      Found a page from an old letter from W. F. Cunningham to Henry: (copied as it was written)

      Well, Henry I will give you some of the prices of things here. Hogs fat $2.25 % hundred gross. Fat Cattle 1 1/4 to 2 cts. gross. Flour $2.75 to $3 per hundred. Corn meal 35%, bushel corn 20 cts. Potatoes 50 cts. New potoes shiped from Texas in $1.00. Coffee 4 to 5 lbs to $1. Calice 5 cts. % yd and other things in proportion. Wheat looks well has rust in the blades but not on the stalks yet. Well we are having a mill built in our town now comenced a few days ago. intend to have it runing against the first of August. There will be plenty of apples here in a year or two There was lots of them shiped here all winter sold for $1.00 and $1.25 % bushel Dried peaches 7 cts % lb. Eggs 7 cts % doz. butter 8 cts has been 15 and 20 cts all winter Will I have wrote you all of importance So I will close for this time.
      W. F. Cunningham

      Found a copy of Henry S. Gines Civil War Pension on the internet at Ancestry.Com. Printed out copy is in Gines File.
      Company A 11 Missouri Infantry; Private (induction and discharge); allegiance - Union; pension - Hannah Gines


    • U.S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865














      Name:

      Henry Gines

      Side:

      Union

      Regiment State/Origin:

      Missouri

      Regiment Name:

      11 Missouri Infantry

      Regiment Name Expanded:

      11th Regiment, Missouri Infantry

      Company:

      H,K

      Rank In:

      Private

      Rank In Expanded:

      Private

      Rank Out:

      Private

      Rank Out Expanded:

      Private

      Alternate Name:

      Henry S./Gines

      Film Number:

      M390 roll 17
      Source Information:
      National Park Service. U.S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007.
      Original data: National Park Service, Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, online <http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss>" target="_blank">http:>, acquired 2007.

  • Sources 
    1. [S094495] Allyson Tilton.


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