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James K. Clear
B: December 11, 1844 Randolph County, Indiana
M: January 29, 1874
D: June 11, 1918 Hoxie, Kansas
Buried: Hoxie, Kansas

Notes: On August 20, 1863 in Union City, Indiana, James enlisted as a private in the 119th Regiment, Company D, 7th Cavalry. He was wounded at the battle of Egypt Station, and was discharged on February 18, 1866. He mustered out in Austin, Texas.

In 1885, James and his wife Nancy moved to Nemaha County, Kansas and lived on a farm southeast of Seneca. While living there, their home was destroyed by fire and they lost most of their belongings. In 1906, the family moved to Hoxie in western Kansas.

Nancy Ann Watters
B: 1844 Indiana
M: January 29, 1874
D: October 4, 1948 Hays, Kansas
Buried: Hoxie, Kansas
Parents: Daniel and Margaret Burke Watters
Notes: After James died in 1918, Nancy applied for a pension from Kansas. It was granted under certificate #855620.
Children of James K. Clear and Nancy Ann Watters
1. Phillip D. Clear
B: November 14, 1874 Defiance, Ohio
M: 1st: 12/24/1899 - 2nd: 7/1/1940
D: May 5, 1956
Sps: Anna Niccum; Bertha Townsend
2. Orah Clear
B: Defiance County, Ohio
3. Minnie Clear
B: August 9, 1877
M: 1901
D: 1932
Spouse: Jasper Henderson
4. Laura Ethel Clear
B: December 31, 1878
D: October 16, 1959
Spouse: Frank F. Newton
5. Lula C. Clear
B: May 14, 1882
M: November 28, 1899
D: May 24, 1970
Spouse: William Whitney Jones
6. Effie Mae Clear
B: February 27, 1887 Nemaha, Kansas
7. Etta Permelia Clear
B: February 27, 1887
D: May 1, 1969