View Gravestone Photos from across 
Iowa IAGenWeb Home   USGenWeb Home
  Gravestone Search    Cemeteries    Submit a Photo    History    IAGenWeb  


Beacon Cemetery
Mahaska County, Iowa
Uploaded 4/22/2005 by
WBaran [Email]

Gravestone inscription, Remember friends as you pass by, As you are now so once was I, As I am now, So you must be, Prepare for death and follow me.

Military Service: Enlisted 15 July 1861 Under Capt B.K. Smith, Fought in Battle of Ft. Donelson Feb. 13, 14, 15, 1862 and Pittsburg Landing (TN) 6 Apr. 1862. Company was called the Hornets. Disabled and honorable discharged 11 Aug 1862 Camp Montgomery, MS near Corinth. Discharged for chronic diarrhaea from exposier and lack of food on march from Ironton, MO. to Cape Girardeau, MO. Oct. 1861. Contracted pleurisy 1st July 1861 on March from Corinth, MS to Burnsville and return. Orders given by Major General U.S. Grant. All this is documented in war records from Washington DC.
Beacon, Mahaska Co. IA Visit 18 Aug. 1982 by Dr. W. L. Baran
Beacon Hill Cemetary: Photo's taken of the grave stones. William N. Silvertorn war marker Co. C 7th IA Inf.
Beacon IA is west of Oskaloosa about 3 miles. It was a big town until the mine played out. I found an old resident who remembered "Old Lady Silverthorn" I could not find the home of William N. and Sophia Silverthorn as shown in the photo's. It was there but the porch has been removed. The lady thought she knew where it was and that a family by the name of Sylvester was living there. The railroad tressel that Dorothy Pearl Silverthorn Baran remembered as a child was gone.

Records Sharing This Photo
Group EntrySILVERTHORN, Sophia

Locate Iowa Ancestors...

If you are doing Iowa research, you should visit IAGenWeb -- a prime source for Iowa genealogy records, family history, ancestor obituaries, other Iowa historical records.

Add a Post-em Note

View Full Size Photo Post-em Notes may be used to add details about this record.
Guidelines & Proper Use
How To Update
Forgot Your Password?

Add A Post-em Note

Your Name: (required)
Your Email: Help (required)
  Notify me when others post to this record.
Related Web Page: (optional) Help
  - URL:
  - URL Title:

characters remaining.
Password: Help (Required)

There are no post-ems notes associated with this record.

About This Site

Thank you for visiting Iowa Gravestone Photo Project

On this site you can upload gravestone photos, locate ancestors and perform useful genealogy research. If you have a relative buried in Iowa, we encourage you to upload a digital image using our Submit a Photo page.

Contributing to this archive helps an untold number of family historians and genealogy researchers locate their relatives and complete their family tree.

Searching for WILLIAM N. SILVERTHORN in Mahaska County Iowa?

This site is designed to be helpful for anyone searching for:

  • SILVERTHORN ancestors in Mahaska County Iowa
  • SILVERTHORN burials in Beacon Cemetery
  • SILVERTHORN vital records in Iowa
  • SILVERTHORN ancestors in Iowa
  • SILVERTHORN genealogy records in Iowa
  • SILVERTHORN surname records
  • SILVERTHORN family tree
  • SILVERTHORN burial records in Iowa
Friends of IAGenWeb |  Join the IAGenWeb Team   |  Contact Us   |  F.A.Q.   |  Terms   |  GPP Projects   |  Site Admin

Web Hosting Provided By ClickStart
Affordable & Low Cost Web Design