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Sampson McKowen
Sampson McKowen was born in South Carolina Dec. 3rd, 1843, and immigrated to 
Richland county, Illinois in 1856, and died of consumption at his home 4 miles 
northeast of Mt. Vernon March 12, 1898 aged 54 years, 3 mos., and 9 days.
He enlisted as a private to Company D, 91st regiment Indiana Volunteer Infantry, and 
served  as a Union soldier until the close of the war. He was married to Miss Artemisa Cargil 
Oct. 13, 1868. To this union 4 children were born, one daughter dying when but one year old.  
One daughter, Mrs. Harmon Miller of Mt. Vernon, two sons, John and Oscar, and the wife survive 
to mourn their loss.
Bro. McKowen joined the Christian church and was baptized in 1862, but was not fully  
satisfied religiously until a few weeks before his death, when he yielded himself fully to God 
and died trusting in Jesus. The funeral occurred at Hopewell M. E. Church at 3 o'clock p.m., 
Saturday, March 12, Rev. J. C. Kinison officiating.

Date: 3-12-1896
Submitted by: Ken Richardson

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