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Jonathan Alton Woodington

December 16, 2014

Today is the birthday of Jonathan Alton Woodington, my 2nd great grand uncle on my mother’s side of the family. Jonathan was the youngest child of Jonathan and Sarah Ann (Wayman? Clark?) Woodington. He was born 16 Dec. 1842 in Pennsylvania. By the time of the 1860 U.S. Census, he was living in Cassville, Grant County, Wisconsin with his brother JAWoodington gravestoneand sister-in-law, Moses and Henrietta Woodington.

Jonathan and Moses registered for the draft midway through the Civil War and both enlisted on 30 Jan 1865. The brothers served together and mustered out on 15 Nov 1865.

Jonathan is believed to have married Sarah Ann Hughbanks in 1861 so two of their children were born before he began his service during the Civil War. They had seven more children when he arrived home. All nine children were girls: Vernelia, Mariah, Alice, Clara, Emma, Eva Lena, Sarah, Settie, and Selina.

Jonathan lived out his life in Cassville, Grant County, Wisconsin. He is buried in the Cassville Cemetery with a military gravestone.

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