My great grandmother McCarty passed down this obituary of her father's, and all I have is the following fragment. I don't know where it was published.
================================= 18th B... defense of the union months fell ill of typhoid fe- ver which settled in his right eye causing blindness and was there- fore discharged from the service in 1863. He was married to Mary Jane Belt, Feb. 14, 1864, who preceded him to the other world Feb. 12, 1913. To this union two children were born, one daughter, Mrs. Lizzie McCarty with whom he made his home in Tulsa, Okla. and one son who died in infancy. He united with the Universalist church at Mud Run in 1879 where he held his membership until the church was dissolved. In 1911 he placed his membership with the Universalist church at Beecher City and lived his faith until the end of life's journey. The remains were brought from Tulsa, Okla. to Cowden [Shelby County, IL], arriving on Thursday evening, and were taken to the house of his brother, H.C. Akins, where the funeral services were conducted at 10 o'clock on Friday morning Aug. 24, 1917. =================================