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Emery Payne Moon

Male 1840 - 1915  (74 years)


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  • Name Emery Payne Moon  [1, 2, 3
    Born 1 November 1840  Ogden, Monroe, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Name Emery P Moon  [3
    Residence 1860  [2
    Residence 1880  Otisco, Ionia, Michigan, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Residence 1885  El Paso, Colorado, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Residence 1900  Palmer, El Paso, Colorado, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Residence 1910  Colorado Springs, El Paso, Colorado, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Ward 4 
    Residence 1911  Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried 1915  Colorado Springs, El Paso, Colorado, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Evergreen Cemetery
    Died 6 August 1915  Colorado Springs, El Paso, Colorado, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 

    • Men of the 3rd Michigan Infantry

      Emery P. and Wilbur Moon
      Emery P. Moon was born on November 1, 1840, in Ogden, Monroe County, New York, the son of Tracy (1807-1889) and Abigail (Beadle, 1811-1876).

      New York natives Tracy and Abigail were presumably married in New york where they resided for some years before moving west. By 1843 the family had moved to Michigan and by 1846 had settled in Otisco, Ionia County. By 1850 Emery was living on the family farm in Otisco and attended school with four of his siblings, including his older brother Wilber who would also join the Third Michigan. By 1860 Emery (or Emory) was still living with his family and attending school with three of his younger siblings in Otisco. Sometime in early 1861 Emery, who may have moved into Grand Rapids, Kent County, probably joined the Valley City Guard, the prewar Grand Rapids militia company whose members would form the nucleus of Company A .

      Emery stood 5’8” with black eyes, dark hair and a dark complexion and was 20 years old and possibly residing n Grand Rapids when he enlisted in Company A on May 13, 1861, along with his older brother Wilbur.

      Emery claimed after the war that he had been wounded in the back of the left hand at the battle of Fair Oaks, Virginia, on May 31, 1862, and again in the right side at the battle of Chancellorsville, Virginia, on May 1 or 2, 1863. He further claimed that in July of 1863, during the battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, while on duty in a skirmish line directly in fornt of a Union artillery battery, he became partially deaf from the heavy cannonading resulting in his inability to “understand or hear common conversation.”

      He reenlisted as a Sergeant on December 24, 1863, at Brandy Station, Virginia, crediting Grand Rapids, was subsequently absent on veteran’s furlough, probably at home in Ionia County, in January of 1864, and he returned from furlough, probably by the first of February.

      On April 28, 1864, Emery was recommended for admission into the “Free Military School” designed to produce officers for “Colored” Regiments. However he was shot in the right hand on May 5, 1864, at the Wilderness, and on May 26 was admitted to Campbell general hospital in Washington, DC, with a flesh wound of the fourth finger of the right hand. On June 5 he was transferred to Lovell general hospital in Portsmought Grove, Rhode Island, suffering from a dislocated right shoulder.

      He was still absent wounded in the hospital when he was transferred as a Sergeant to Company A, Fifth Michigan infantry upon consolidation of the Third and Fifth Michigan Regiments on June 10, 1864, and was reported absent sick July through September. In fact, Emery was furloughed form the hospital in Rhode Island on August 15, 1864, presumably for 30 days, but this remains uncertain.

      Emery returned to western Michigan to recover from his wounds and on October 27, 1864, while at home, he was transferred as a Second Lieutenant to Company A, Reorganized Third infantry at Grand Rapids, which was then forming in Grand Rapids under the command of Colonel Moses B. Houghton, formerly Lieutenant Colonel of the Old Third Michigan. Emery was commissioned as of July 29.

      In November he was promoted to First Lieutenant of Company B, replacing Lieutenant Dickerson, commissioned November 15. On December 5, 1864, Charles Wright, formerly of Company A, wrote home to his family from the Fifth Michigan infantry that he had “heard from the new Third the other day. They were down in Georgia and had been in a four day fight, and lost five men out of the Regiment in killed and wounded. With two exceptions that Regiment has a lot of cowards for officers, Lieut. Moon, formerly sergeant of my company is not one of them nor is John Sumner captain of that Regiment.” In January of 1865 Emery was promoted to Captain of Company G, replacing Captain Hall. He was mustered out on May 25, 1866 at Victoria, Texas, brevetted Major of United States Volunteers as of March 13, 1865.

      After the war Emery traveled in Texas, Mexico, New Mexico, California and Colorado before returning to Michigan. (His parents were living in Otisco, Ionia County in 1870.) Emery settled in Otisco in 1876 and was living in Otisco when he married Matilda M. Randall on April 4, 1877, in Grand Rapids. He was still living in Otisco in February of 1880, and by the summer of 1880 Emery was working as a farmer and living with his wife in Otisco; also living with them was his father Tract. He worked as a farmer most of his life. In 1881 he returned to Colorado and settled in Colorado Springs where he lived for many years.

      He was still living in Colorado Springs in 1911, and was a member of the Old Third Michigan Infantry Association.

      In 1880 he applied for and and received a pension (no. 233,491), drawing $25.00 a month in 1915, and his widow received no. 797108.

      He was residing at 223 Cedar in Colorado Springs in the spring of 1915.

      Emery died of a cerebral hemorrhage on August 6, 1915, in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and was buried in Evergreen cemetery, Colorado Springs.

      In 1915 his widow applied for and received a pension (no. 797108).
      http://thirdmichigan.blogspot.com/2009/11/emery-p-and-wilbur-moon.html
    Person ID I10691  Haskins

    Family/Spouse Matilda Maria Randall,   b. 6 October 1844, Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 March 1931, South Pasadena, Los Angeles, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Married 4 April 1877  Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Family ID F6594  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S680] 1900 U.S. Census, New York, New York, Population Schedule; NARA Microfilm Publication T 623, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2004;), Year: 1900; Census Place: Precinct 16, El Paso, Colorado; Page: 9; Enumeration District: 0021; FHL microfilm: 1240123.
      Record for Matilda R Moon

    2. [S1102] Ancestry Family Trees, (Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com. Original data: Family Tree files submitted by Ancestry members.;).
      Record for Matilda Maria, "Till" RANDALL

    3. [S721] Michigan, Marriage Records, 1867-1952, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2015;), Michigan Department of Community Health, Division of Vital Records and Health Statistics; Lansing, MI, USA; Michigan, Marriage Records, 1867-1952; Film: 14; Film Description: 1876 Wayne-1877 Mason.
      Record for Matilda M Randall

    4. [S1115] FamilySearch Family Tree, FamilySearch.org, "United States Census, 1900," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MQMH-NMV : accessed 15 November 2020), Matilda R Moon in household of Emery P Moon, Precincts 3-4, 16, 23-24 Monument, Husted, Edgerton, Palmer Lake, Green Mount Monument, Palmer, El Paso, Colorado, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 21, sheet 9A, family 183, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,240,123.
      Matilda R Moon in household of Emery P Moon, "United States Census, 1900"

    5. [S1115] FamilySearch Family Tree, FamilySearch.org, "United States Census, 1910," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MK4Q-Z58 : accessed 15 November 2020), Matilda R Moon in household of Emory P Moon, Colorado Springs Ward 4, El Paso, Colorado, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 44, sheet 6A, family 157, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll 119; FHL microfilm 1,374,132.
      Matilda R Moon in household of Emory P Moon, "United States Census, 1910"


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