Name: Hosea M. ROUNDS
Birth: ABT 1818 in Brownsville, Jefferson, New York
Reference Number: Taf:1.136+22269.4+333.4>2>3
!OBITUARY: this information was sent to us by "Martha R. Stephenson" via E-Mail: <firstname.lastname@example.org> Dated: Thu, 13 Jul 2006 09:10:17 -0700
Change Date: 12 JUN 2010 at 18:09:53 1
"Monmouth Review - 27 February 1894 - Back Page
A QUIET LIFE
HOSEA ROUNDS DIED ALMOST A
STRANGER AMONG HIS NEIGHBORS
The sad death of Hosea Rounds, which occurred yesterday morning in an old outhouse at his home on South Sixth street, closes the life of another old soldier who fought in the war of the rebellion. Little is known about his past history save that he was in the service from the beginning until the end of the war, and that he lived in obscurity during his last days and died almost a stranger among his nearest neighbors.
Hosea Rounds was born in New York eighty years ago. He came to this state some time after the war, and for several years resided in Galesburg and buried his first wife there. Then he married again and came to Monmouth, living out the remainder of his days in quietness and simplicity. Save for the assistance he received through the government as a pensioner he would have been entirely dependent upon the county, being feeble and unable to do
for himself. A sad feature in the death of the old patriot is, that although he has two sons living, their whereabouts are not known, and the news of their father's death and burial may be long in reaching them.
His wife and partner during the latter part of his life survives him, but like her husband she had grown old in years and the hand of time has unseated her mind to a certain extent, and at times she grows very irrational.
The cause of Mr. Rounds death was evidently heart disease, as its suddeness would indicate. Arrangements have been made for funeral services to be held at Blackburn & Turnbull's undertaking establishment at 7:30 o'clock this evening, to which all old soldiers are especially invited. The remains will be taken to Galesburg on the 7:30 o'clock train tomorrow morning where the interment will be made."
Now, for the facts - Hosea enlisted from the small town of Henderson in Knox County, Illinois.
He was mustered in on 2 September 1862 and was discharged for disability on 4 December 1862
in Louisville, Kentucky, hardly the "beginning to end" service in the war which was boasted in the
obituary. Details of his record can be found on the Illinois State Archives website:
"Hose" and his first wife, Lydia, son Charles and daughter Matilda were in Knox County during the
1850 US census. I have not found a marriage record yet, but they may have been married in
New York prior to coming to Illinois. She is buried in Hope Cemetery, Galesburg, Knox County,
Illinois with a marker giving the dates of 1815 to 1859. Hosea probably was the Hosea M. Rounds
who married Almira Thorn in Knox County on 22 December 1859. He is also possibly shown as
marrying Mrs. Nancy Parker in Warren county during 1869 (1870 census shows a wife "Ancy") and
Mrs. Maria Boggland in Knox County on 11 April 1887.
His pension application index card, as shown on Ancestry.com, shows his widow Almira Rounds
(probably Almira Thorn m. 1859) as filing for a pension from the state of Iowa on 11 August 1894.
It also shows contested widow Elizabeth Rounds filed from Illinois on 31 May 1898. There might be a
questionaire in his pension file concerning his marriages. I suppose he might have some veteran's
papers on file at the Warren County courthouse, but with my current work schedule, it would be hard
for me to check into that.
One final note concerning Hosea - the announced plans for his burial in Galesburg never took place.
The Turnbull Funeral Home records didn't offer any details other than he died on 26 February 1894
and his funeral was held the same day according to their record. A check of the Monmouth Cemetery
Sexton's records show that he was buried in Monmouth on 27 February 1894 instead of Galesburg.
No lot details were given in the entry, so perhaps he was buried in the veterans' section, or perhaps
as a pauper. No marker was ever recorded, although his brief service would have probably allowed
for a free marker through the military. Again, when I have some time I'll check with the Monmouth cemetery
sexton to see if they know his exact burial location within the cemetery.
I also checked the Monmouth City Directories. Not every issue is available at the public library. The
1897/1898 entry is perhaps the most helpful, as it names Elizabeth as the widow of Hosea, and shows Ellery
living at the same address. Here is what I found there:
1893 - 1894: Hosea Rounds, retired, 404 E. 5th Ave
1897 - 1898: Elizabeth Rounds (wid Hosea) res. 836 s D; Ellery J. Nickerson, trav. agt., bds 836 s D
1901 - 1902: No entries found
1903 - 1904: Mrs. Rounds, bds. 808 n D st; Al Nickerson, junk, r. 808 n D st
1905 - 1906: Al Nickerson, junk, r. 808 n D st
1909 - 1910: Mrs. Elizabeth Rounds, res 808 n D st
!MILITARY: Hosea Rounds
ILLINOIS CIVIL WAR DETAIL REPORT
102 IL US INF
HENDERSON, KNOX CO, IL
5' 5 1/2
BROWNVILLE, JEFFERSON CO, NY
JUL 19, 1862
Joined By Whom
H H WILLSIE
SEP 2, 1862
Muster In Where
Muster In By Whom
Muster Out Where
Muster Out By
DISCHARGED DEC 4, 1862 AT LOUISVILLE KY FOR DISABILITY
!MARRIAGE: (Hosea Rounds and his wives)
Groom: Hosea M. Rounds Groom: Hosea Rounds
Bride: Almira Thorn Bride: Mrs. Nancy Parker
Date: 12/22/1859 Date: 1/31/1869
Vol. B Vol.: C
Page: 37 Page: 36
License#: 3594 License#: none
County: Knox County: Warren
#3 #4 no marriage found
Groom: Hosea Rounds Hosea Rounds and Elizabeth
Bride: Mrs Maria Boggland (Honts) Nickerson Fielder or Date: 4/11/1887 any of her other names above.
Vol.: F Elizabeth is listed on the
Page: 150 1900 Federal Census (see below)
License#: none as Elizabeth Rounds. Also on
County: Knox the 1910 Federal census.
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Hosea Rounds Census'
1850 Federal Census
Date: 28 Oct 1850
Enumerator: Samuel M. Denny Ass't Marshal
Ancestry Image: 8
Township: 12 N. 1 East
Post Office: ----
1 Rounds, Hose 37-M-x-Farmer-200-NY-x-x-x-x
2 Rounds, Lydia 33-F-x-x-x-NY-x-x-x-x
3 Rounds, Charles 3-M-x-x-x-IL-x-x-x-x
4 Rounds, Matilda 1-F-x-x-x-IL-x-x-x-x
1860 Federal Census
Date: 2 July 1860
Enumerator: C.H. Conger Ass't Marshal
Ancestry Image: 7
Post Office: Wataga
15 Rounds, H. 46-M-x-Farmer-600-700-NY-x-x-x-x
16 Rounds, Almira 45-F-x-x-x-x-NY-x-x-x-x
17 Thorn, Susan 20-F-x-x-x-x-NY-x-x-x-x
18 Thorn, Helen 17-F-x-x-x-x-NY-x-x-x-x
19 Thorn, Clara 14-F-x-x-x-x-IL-x-x-x-x
1870 Federal Census
Date: 16 July 1870
Enumerator: L. E. Caryen Ass't Marshal
Ancestry Image: 170
Township: Galesburg City
Post Office: Galesburg
4 Rounds, Heosea 59-M-W-Farmer-5000-800-NY-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-1-x
5 Rounds, Ansy 61-F-W-Keeping house-x-x-NY-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x
22 DEC 1859
in , Knox, Illinois
31 JAN 1869
in , Warren, Illinois
11 APR 1887
in , Knox, Illinois
Elizabeth HONTS b: 11 MAY 1834 in , Botetourt, Virginia
- Title: Terry D. and Cathleen M. Smith
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