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Nelson A. Shores, b. 1846 Civil War Vet
Posted by: J McAfee Date: September 03, 2000 at 13:16:41
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Age - 42 years 6 months 22 days
Buried at Fairview Cemetary, Frankford, Pike Co, Missouri in Section 3.
Township 54 North Range 4 West Section 3
North Center Section, from the North Circle
(Just off the blacktop, on the far right gravel road at the front
entrance. His stone sits to the left of the gravel road in the front center of the cemetary.It is about 3 1/2 to 4 feet high in a sphere shaped monument - grey.)
http://www.rootsweb.com/~mopcgs/cem-fairview-frankford.txt
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Nelson A. Shores married Arletta Cunningham.
Their children:
Mrs. Clyde Howe
Mrs. Nadine Sterne
Mrs. Clarence Jones
Myrtle Shores b. 1881 d. 1964 who married a
Mr. Hardwick.
Walter "Wally" Shores b. 10/31/1882
d. 01/1965
Arnold Estell "Boots" Shores
b. 07/06/1889 d. 01/18/1963 who married
Lillian (Crawford) McAfee Shores



Nelson Shores was a Union Army Civil War Veteran for the Illinois Infantry. He claimed
residence as Mattoon, Illinois which is Coles
Co, IL. His wife, Arletta (Cunningham) Shores Mefford filed for his pension along
with a grandchild, GP Mefford.
More info below:
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Union Army (North) Civil War Pension Index:
B 155 + I 135 Illinois Infantry,
Either H or 41 61 Illinois Infantry Military Record
Says Invalid (crippled?) May 16, 1885
filed by GP Mefford (grandchild) for Arletta Mefford (Cunningham/Shores).
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Nelson H (or A?) Shores
Claimed Residence in Mattoon, Illinois
Enlist Date Enlist Place Enlist Rank Enlist Age
13 May 1864 Priv

Served IllinoisEnlisted I Co. 135th Inf Reg. IL Mustered Out at Mattoon, IL on 28 September 1864
Source: Illinois: Roster of Officers and Enlisted Men
Abbreviation: ILRoster
Published by on 1900
Illinois 135th Infantry Regiment 06 June 1864 28 September 1864 Infantry
Officers Killed or Mortally Wounded Officers Died of Disease or Accident Enlisted Killed or Mortally Wounded Enlisted Died of Disease or Accident
00 2 17
Regimental History:
Battles Fought
Battle at Gasconade Crossing on 15 August 1864

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Nelson Shores
Claimed Residence in Mattoon
Enlist Date Enlist Place Enlist Rank Enlist Age
25 February 1865 Corpl

Promoted to Full Private on 04 September 1865 (Reduced to ranks)
Served IllinoisEnlisted B Co. 155th Inf Reg. IL Mustered Out at Nashville, TN on 04 September 1865
Source: Illinois: Roster of Officers and Enlisted Men
Abbreviation: ILRoster
Published by on 1900

Name of Regiment Date of Organization Muster Date Regiment Type
Illinois 155th Infantry Regiment 28 February 1865 04 September 1865 Infantry
Officers Killed or Mortally Wounded Officers Died of Disease or Accident Enlisted Killed or Mortally Wounded Enlisted Died of Disease or Accident
00 0 71
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note: His parents may be Nelson Shores who
married Perlina Goodwin in 1842. If not, Nelson & Perlina could be a close relation
such as an uncle and aunt.

Anyone have more info on these Nelson Shores
families?

my website:
http://www.my-ged.com/jmcafee

Note: Arnold Estell "Boots" Shores was my
step grandfather. He married my grandmother,
Lillian Belle (Crawford) McAfee in the 1940's
in Hannibal, Missouri. My middle name "Arnold" comes from my stepgrandfather.



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