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John Crandell lives in Salem, Missouri. He joined the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War on 01 JAN 2010. John is retired from the United States Navy Reserves and Federal Civil Service. He was also a merchant for many years.
Ancestry: Josiah Cyrus Beezley, Private, Company A, 9th Missouri Cavalry Regiment, reorganized as 10th Missouri Cavalry. He voluntarily enlisted on 18 July 1861 at Rolla, Phelps County, Missouri; and died of meningitis while at Benton Barracks.
Josiah Beezley (son of Ephriam Beezley and Sara Ann Barbee ) was born 1801, North Carolina; died 04 September 1962, Benton Barracks Hospital, St Louis, Missouri; and buried at the Craig Family Cemetery, Cook Station, Crawford County, Missouri.
Josiah married Rachael Ramsey on 27 September 1962, Crawford County, Missouri. Rachael was born May 1832, McMinn County, Tennessee; died 23 January 1900, Dent County, Missouri; and buried Pinto-Watson Cemetery, Dent County, Missouri.
The Craig Family Cemetery is located on private property along Highway M, Crawford County, Missouri. Josiah’s headstone is missing and the grave location is unknown.
Descendants of Josiah Beezley:
1 Josiah Cyrus Beezley (1801-1962)
... + Rachael Ramsey (1832-1900)
........ 2 Marion Lafayette Beezley (1858-1940)
.......... + Mary Jane Ross (1863-1949)
............... 3 Edd Beezley (1886-1977)
.................... + Cora Bell Roney (1886-1976)
......................... 4 Lois Lucille Beezley (1912- )
.............................. + Donald Leonard Crandell (1910-1988)
................................... 5 John Edward Crandell (1936- )
........................................ + Karen Sue Altis (1940-2003)

Ancestry: Samuel Wesley Crandell, 1st Lieutenant, Company I, 6th Kentucky Cavalry Regiment. Voluntarily enlisted on 25 August 1862 at Louisville, Kentucky, commissioned on 15 September 1862, and resigned due to his wife’s disability on 07 September 1864. Major Civil War activities of the 6th Kentucky Cavalry:
  • Kentucky Campaign
  • Battle of Richmond
  • Tullahoma Campaign
  • Battle of Chickamauga
  • Atlanta Campaign
Samuel Crandell (son of William Lemuel Crandell and Mary Ellen Hubbs) was born 02 February 1820, Hardin County, Kentucky; died 07 December 1897, Dent County, Missouri; and buried at the Stone Hill Cemetery, Dent County, Missouri. He was a farmer and doctor in Bullitt County, Kentucky, and a member of the Methodist Church and Masonic Lodge.
Samuel married Mary Margaret Goff (daughter of Edward Goff and Elizabeth Betsy Thurman) on 19 August 1841, Bullitt County, Kentucky. Mary was born 13 March 1824, Butler County, Kentucky; and died 19 August 1841, Bullitt County, Kentucky.
Stone Hill Cemetery is located on County Road 524, Meramec Township, Dent County, Missouri, at coordinates: N37 36’ 12” and W91 20’ 00”. Samuel is buried in the Crandell family plot; his grave has a military headstone and is registered with the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War (SUVCW).
Descendants of Samuel Crandell:
1 Samuel Wesley Crandell (1820-1897)
... + Mary Margaret Goff (1824-1841)
........ 2 Edwin Davis Crandell (1846-1928)
.......... + Laura Frances Howdeshell (1855-1931)
............... 3 Samuel Latta Crandell (1878-1966)
.................... + Elsie Ann Teague (1882-1978)
......................... 4 Donald Leonard Crandell (1910-1988)
.............................. + Lois Lucille Beezley (1912- )
................................... 5 John Edward Crandell (1936- )
........................................ + Karen Sue Altis (1940-2003)

Grave marker of First Lieutenant Samuel Crandell.
Ancestry: Matthew Olivette Leonard, Private, Company D, 32nd, Missouri Infantry Regiment. He voluntarily enlisted on 8 August 1862 at Salem, Dent County, Missouri; and died of pneumonia while at Benton Barracks.
Matthew Leonard (son of Robert Leonard and Cynthia Johnson) was born 04 January 1823, Iredell County, North Carolina; died 20 December 1862, Benton Barracks Hospital, St Louis, Missouri; and buried at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St Louis, Missouri. He was originally buried at the Wesley Cemetery with other Civil War causalities and later moved to the government’s Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery. Matthew’s parents and seventeen siblings settled in Spring Creek, Dent County, Missouri in 1834. He was a farmer and member of the Methodist Church.
Matthew married Ester Emmaline Wingfield (daughter of Abner Wingfield and Elizabeth Dow) on 21 Jul 1846, Dent County, Missouri. Ester was born 21 Nov 1824, North Carolina; died 05 Dec 1906, Dent County, Missouri; and buried at the Wagner Cemetery, Dent County, Missouri.
Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery is a federal government cemetery, located at 2900 Sheridan Road, St Louis, Missouri. Matthew is buried in section 25, site 5521, and grave 38. Matthew’s grave has a military headstone and is registered with the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War (SUVCW) and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
Descendants of Matthew Leonard:
1 Matthew Olivette Leonard (1823-1862)
... + Ester Emmaline Wingfield (1824-1841)
........ 2 Synthia Ann Leonard (1850-1931)
.......... + Wiley Jahue Teague (1854-1942)
............... 3 Elsie Ann Teague (1882-1978)
.................... + Samuel Latta Crandell (1878-1966)
......................... 4 Donald Leonard Crandell (1910-1988)
.............................. + Lois Lucille Beezley (1912- )
................................... 5 John Edward Crandell (1936- )
........................................ + Karen Sue Altis (1940-2003)

Grave marker of Private Matthew Leonard.
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