The Lowell Star, Aug. 18, 1872, page 5, column 3, had a list of soldiers who were supporters of Grant in that election. Among them was John Binion of the 73rd Ind. (Note the different name spelling .)
This Sept. 14, 1872, Lowell Star article was found on page 5, column 2:
John Binyon is lying desperately ill at his residence at Cedar Lake.
A photocopy of this article from an unknown source was found in the Local History Files at Lowell Public Library (LH--Vital Statistics, vol. 1, page 69):
John Harrison Binyon was born in Jefferson county, Tennessee, Aug. 16th, 1816, and died at the home of his grand daughter at Lowell, December 7th, 1895, aged 79 years, 3 months and 21 days. Was married June 13th, 1837, to Nancy B. Hughes at Crawfordsville, Indiana. To this union seven children were born, six of whom, with the wife who has been his companion for fifty-eight years; survive to mourn his loss. In 1840 he moved to Porter county, and a few years later to Lake county finally settling at Cedar Lake where he has since made his home.
In 1862 he proved his earnest loyalty, although beyond the age limit fixed by the government for service, by enlisting in the 73rd Indiana Infantry with which he served two years, when he received an honorble discharge for disabilities incurred in the service. Was an active member and took great interest in the Grand Army of the Republic. Mr. Binyon was buried with G.A.R. honors, many of his comrades from Crown Point attending, together with the Post at Lowell, making the largest number of veterans ever to gather at the funeral of a comrade in Lowell. Everyone who knew "Uncle John" was his friend; he was jolly and sociable up to within a few hours of death when he fell into a stupor from which he did not arouse, but quietly and peacefully passed away.
Last updated on August 3, 2007.
Go to John Binyon, "Pioneer History Index," for further information.