Civil War Soldiers of Banner, Fulton Co., Il.
Maloon, Samuel--Enlisted 4 August 1862, 26 years old, as private in Co. E, 103rd Infantry. Transferred into US Veteran Reserve Corps 20 September 1863. At enlistment was 5’9 1/2” tall, red hair, hazel eyes, born in Ohio. Burial at Orendorff-Breed Cemetery (Fulton) Illinois.
Maloon, Samuel—Civil War Widow’s Pension Application, National Archives, Washington, DC: Married Angeline Courtney in 1868 or 1869. She died soon after their marriage. No children.
His second wife was Martha H. Wells Sutton. Samuel and she married 9 April 1871 in Coles Co., Illinois. Her first husband was James B. Sutton, married 18 October 1858 in Jefferson Co., Indiana. He died of consumption in April 1870. Her children by her marriage to James Sutton: Ruth Ann born 18 October 1859; Lemuel G. born 23 July 1866; and Joshua R. born 9 March 1869. Samuel Maloon and Martha’s children: Charles E. born 28 February 1872; Henry H. born 14 June 1874; Mary Ellen born 17 July 1880; Willard C. born 20 April 1883; and Clary A. born 15 June 1877. In 1891 Martha attested that her son Charles suffered from “consumption and imbecility.”
Samuel Maloon stated that he suffered from measles in 1863, chronic diarrhea, and lung disease during the war. Samuel died 12 August 1885 in Banner (Fulton) Illinois. Burial at Orendorff and Breed Cemetery, Fulton County, Illinois.
Submitter: Janine Crandell