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Colton, Gustavus Adolphus
Age: 0, credited to Vermont
Unit(s): 5th KS CAV
Service: 5th KS CAV (COL)
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Birth: 10/20/1828, Woodstock, VT
Burial: Paola Cemetery, Paola, KS
Marker/Plot: Oak Grove Addition/Southern Half
Gravestone researcher/photographer: F Mc/Findagrave
Findagrave Memorial #: 35076583
Alias?: None Noted
Pension?: Not found
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Remarks: Died in Kansas City, MO
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Paola Cemetery, Paola, KS
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Biography(COLTON) GUSTAVUS ADOLPHUS, Colonel ... b. 20 Oct., 1828, in Woodstock, Vt. ; mar. Catharine E. McQuame, of Sycamore, 111., in De Kalb Co.. 111., 26 Oct., 1853. She d. in Clarksville. Iowa. - April. 1857. He mar., second. Phebe Schooley Beeson, in Franklin Co.. Kansas, 21 March, 1858. He settled in Kansas, 4 July, 1857; was assistant secretary of the Territorial Council held in Le Compton. Nov. and Dec., 1857. and again at the session in Lawrence, 1858. Delegate to the Leavenworth Constitutional Convention, 1858; re-elected Assistant Secretary of the Council, 1859; Representative in the lower house of the Territorial Legislature, 1859, and Speaker in 1861; State Senator in 1864; appointed Indian Agent of the Confederate band of Piankoshaw, Kaskaskia, Wea and Peoria, and Miami Indians by President Lincoln in 1861, and re-appointed, March, 1865, holding that office eight years. In 1863 he was elected and commissioned Colonel of the 5th Regt., Cavalry, Kan. State Militia, and served during the raid of Gen. Price into Western Missouri in the fall of 1864, and with especial distinction and effect in the battle of Westport. In 1873 he purchased the "Republican Citizen," which he edited and published till 1879. He afterwards engaged in the hardware business in Kansas City, until, at the opening of Oklahoma, he received an appointment in the U. S. Land Office in Kingfisher, Later he returned to Kansas City, and reentered business there. He d. in Kansas City, Mo., 26 July, 1894.
Source: A genealogical record of the descendants of Quartermaster George Colton, privately printed by Wickersham Printing Co., 1912, for John Milton Colton, pp. 387-388.