Sunday, April 27, 2008

A Civil War Soldier: Pvt. Baxter Richard HAINLINE (1841 - 1922)

How Related: Brother of my husband's 2nd-great-grandmother, Susan W. HAINLINE

Born: 15 April 1841, Sciota, Sciota Twp., McDonough Co., Illinois

Parents: John W. HAINLINE (1796 - 1861) and Mary DeVERRE (1803 - 1871)

Siblings: Baxter was one of 11 children and one of three sons (like my Fredenburgs) to serve in the Union Army:

  • David Trimble (1827 - 1865)
  • Susan W. (1828 - 1914) - my husband's ancestor
  • Mary DeVerre (1829 - 1892)
  • Henry C. (1831 - 1862)
  • Thomas Smith (1833 - 1895)
  • John H. (1834 - 1840)
  • Joseph Hardin (1837 - 1882)
  • Nancy Ellen (1839 - 1880)
  • Sarah (1845 - 1908)
  • John William (1846 - 1917)

Married: Sarah Emily RUSSELL (1848 - ) on 21 September 1865 in Sciota, McDonough Co., Illinois

Children: James R. (1866 - 1957), William Hardin (b. c. 1868), Paulina (b. c. 1870), Charles F. (b. c. 1872), Ellsworth E. (b. c. 1874), John (dates unknown) and Sadie Marie HAINLINE (1886 - 1970).

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Source: Civil War Pension Index Card of Baxter Hainline. Organization Index to Pension Files of Veterans Who Served Between 1861 and 1900. National Archives and Records Administration. Publication T289. Digital image purchased at Footnote [http://www.footnote.com/].

Enlisted: 24 May 1861 in Co. A, 16th Illinois Infantry; private

Side served: Union

History of Unit: 16th Illinois Infantry

Discharged: 30 June 1865 for wounds

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Biography or Information of Interest: There are three other Hainlines who served in Company A of the 16th Illinois Infantry, and they probably are Baxter's cousins: James L., Nathan T. and William H. HAINLINE. While researching Baxter, I recently found some contact information for one of his descendants and am waiting to hear back.

Died: 1 January 1932 in Milwaukee, Clackamas Co., Oregon

Buried: unknown; probably in Oregon

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hello. My Great-great Grandfather, Thomas Baxter Chapman, served with your Hainline ancestors in Company "A", 16th Illinois Infantry. I have accumulated a large body of research about this organization and its' members; if you are interested I can be reached at dmrjgord@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

Hello. My Great-great Grandfather, Thomas Baxter Chapman, served with your Hainline ancestors in Company "A", 16th Illinois Infantry. I have accumulated a large body of research about this organization and its' members; if you are interested I can be reached at dmrjgord@hotmail.com

M Sinclair Stevens said...

While researching my ancestor George W. Hainline (about 1791-1861, buried Spring Creek Cemetery Sciota McDonough County Illinois), I found a sketch of his grandson (not my ancestor) William C. Hainline in the 1907 History of Illinois and McDonough County Volume 2 page 890 by S.J. Clarke. This is available to view online via Google Books.There is no indication that William C. was in the war.

However, there is another sketch on Wm. H. Hainline (pp 359-360)who is reported to have enlisted at Macomb on 19 April 1861 in Captain Ralston's company. It goes on to say that he served in the Co A 16th Regiment Illinois Volunteers, and was taken prisoner on 20 July, 1864 in the battle of Peach Tree Creek and sent to Andersonville prison for two months. He survived and returned home where he prospered.

Perhaps this is who you are looking for. Many Hainlines seemed to have moved from Kentucky to McDonough County Illinois due to their opposition to slavery (according to the sketch).

Thanks so much for the information you've provided about the German ancestry. My ancestor (George W. Hainline) might be the son of a John Hainline who is said to have come to Kentucky with Daniel Boone. I'm trying to verify this connection and learn more about him.

Miriam J. Robbins said...

Hi, Sinclair,

Thank you very much for stopping by to read this story, and for taking the time to share your information about William H. Hainline. I will tuck this away for future research.