Presidents, Soldiers, Statesmen
by H. H. Hardesty, 1898

CAPT. WILLIAM A. BEAGLE - (This is from H. H. Hardesty's History of Tyler County) - Was born September 17, 1839 in Marshall County, now part of West Virginia. In 1850, he took up residence in Tyler County, and his father, Thomas Beagle, is living with him. His mother, whose maiden name was Annie Harrow, is deceased. In Tyler county, October 19, 1865, Capt. William A. Beagle and Mazy Moore were united in marriage, and two daughters and three sons are the sunshine of their home. These children were born: Clara B., July 24, 1866; Erwin C., September 23, 1868; John S., March 25, 1870; William A., May 26, 1873; Irena P., July 13, 1875. Mazy, wife of captain Beagle, was born in Greene County, Pennsylvania, February 18, 1844, a daughter of John W. and Mazy (White) Moore. Her father was born May 11, 1802, and her mother born May 26, 1807, died October 29, 1875. Her parents came to Tyler county in 1849, and her father continues to reside in this county. Capt. Beagle has served two terms of four years each as member board of education. William A. Beagle enlisted October 1, 1861, in Company K, 7th West Virginia Infantry, and took part in the following engagements; Harrison Landing, second battle at Antietam. Fredricksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, the Wilderness, Spottsylvania, Petersburg, Cold Harbor, Reams Station, and Hatches Run. He was also at Lee's surrender at Appomattox, April 9, 1865. Mr. Beagle was appointed sergeant August 18, 1862, and commissioned first lieutenant November 4, 1864. His first term of enlsitment expired January 4, 1864, and he re-enlisted the same day. April 4, 1865, he was commissioned captain of the 7th West Virginia Infantry and received honorable discharge July 1, 1865, at Munson Hill, Virginia, by reason of Special order No. 158, headquarters Army Potomac, June 22, 1865. Mr. Beagle owns a fine farm and is running a well-stocked store of general merchandise, with a full line of dry goods, groceries, notions, provisions, hardware, etc., at Littles Mills, Tyler county, West Virginia.


J. W. BONAR - The son of Martin and Jane (Porter) Bonar, neither of whom are living, was born Jan. 13, 1831 in Marshall county, W.Va., and was married in this county, Oct. 21, 1852 to Sarah Sivert. She was the daughter of George and Sarah (Jobe) Sivert, deceased, and was born Sept. 7, 1832, in Marshall county, W.Va. To them were born Martin W., Sarah J., Thomas T., Rose M., John P., James M., Martha E., dec., Francis M., dec., Cora J., dec., and Evert H., dec. Comrade Bonar was employed as a farmer when he decided to enter the service and enlisted from Wheeling, W.Va., in Feb. 1865, when 34 years old, as a private in Co. H., 17th W. Va. V. I., being afterwards promoted to 2d Duty Sergt. He was granted leave of absence for three days in March 1865 and returned to Wheeling, W.Va. He took part in no regular engagements, but took part in a great many skirmished; he was also detailed as guard to convey prisoners and deserters from place to place. July 1865 he was granted an honorable discharge at Wheeling, W.Va. Comrade Bonar had three brothers in the service and one brother of his wife was a member of 1st W. Va. V. I., and 4th W. Va. V. Cav. Mr. Bonar was a delegate to the conventions that decided the state should remain in the Union, was actively engaged in recruiting, also was Prov. Marshal up to his enlistment in the service. Comrade Bonar belongs to Evans Post, 77, is a member of J.O.U.A.M., and of the M. E. Church; he is engaged in a farming with P. O. address at Roseby's Rock, W. Va. (Provided by Shirley Fox Allen.)


T. S. BONAR - Was born Nov. 14, 1841, in Marshall county, W. Va., a son of Martin and Jane (Porter) Bonar, deceased. Nov. 19, 1865, he was married in this county, to Martha Bonar, who was born Nov. 29, 1846, in same county. She was the daughter of John and Lucinda (Gorby) Bonar, deceased. The following children have been born to this marriage, Alvildia J., Frank W., J. H. W., William P., Eustace I., Elbertha R., Martin L., Mont, dec., Thomas F., dec. Comrade Bonar was by occupation a farmer at the time of his enlistment when twenty years of age, Oct. 8, 1861 at Wheeling, W. Va., as a private in Co. D, 1st W. Va. V. I., 8th A. C., and was promoted to Sergt. He was wounded at the battle of Pt. Republic May 7, 1862; and again at the battle of 2d Bull Run by gunshot; for the latter wound he was in U. S. Post hospital, Philadelphia, till Nov. In Jan., 1863 he was detailed at Cameron about three months as recruiting officer. He also fought at Winchester Mountain, Jackson, Edenburg, Bloomery, Front Royal, Port Republic, 2d Bull Run, Cedar Mountain, Thoroughfare Gap, Piedmont, New Market, Lexington, Lynchburg, Lynchburg, Salem and Opequan, receiving an honorable discharge Nov. 28, 1864 at Wheeling, W. Va. He had three brothers in the late war. Comrade Bonar is O. and D. of Evans Post, 77, he is also a member of the Masonic Order; he belongs to the M. E. Church and is by occupation a farmer near Glen Easton, W. Va., which is his Post Office Address. (Provided by Shirley Fox Allen.)


JAMES M. BURCH - son of Richard T. and Isabel (McHenry) Burch, was born March 2, 1827, in what is now Marshall county, West Virginia. His parents died in the county of his nativity, and in that county he was married December 4, 1851. On that date Harriet N. Mayhall became his wife, and the children of their wedlock were born: Margaret A., June 1, 1853; Emily C., February 7, 1855; Thaddeus S., November 18, 1857; Allison N., April 1, 1858; Richard H., February 16, 1860; McClellan, December 16, 1866; Minnie W., June 19, 1869 - these children are all living in their parents' home. Timothy and Margaret (Giles) Mayhall were the parents of Mrs. Burch. She was born in Marshall county, March 18, 1826, and in that county both her parents died, her father in 1863, and her mother in 1872. In the war between the States, James M. Burch served from August 13, 1862, until June 16, 1865, in Company B, 12th West Virginia Infantry. He was in the battle of Winchester, and a number of minor engagements, and from exposure and hardships lost his health while in the service. March 31, 1869, he took up his residence in Wetzel county, and in Centre district he is engaged in the pursuits of agriculture. His post office address is Milo, Wetzel county, West Virginia.


JOHN W. BURRIS - Information about Civil War Veteran, John W. Burris, is included in Hardesty's sketch of his father:
JOHN BURRIS - Son of William and Rachel (Norman) Burris, was born in Jefferson county, Ohio, May 4, 1815. His parents have been many years dead, his mother's death occurring in Marshall county, West Virginia. The first wife of John Burris was Mary, daughter of Joseph Waite. She was born 1801, wedded Mr. Burris September 10, 1837, and their children were: Squire, born November 9, 1838; Lucinda, August 20, 1840; John W., March 5, 1842. The mother of these children died in Marshall county, as did her parents. John W. was a soldier of the civil war, serving in the 12th West Virginia Infantry. He died October 22, 1866. January 11, 1866, in Greene county, Pennsylvania, John Burris was united in marriage with Sarah E. Burkett, and they made their home in Wetzel county in April, 1869. Their children were born as follows: Martha J., February 26, 1867; Christena L., January 1, 1869; Frances M., May 14, 1871; infant, still-born, January 20, 1874; William H., January 4, 1875; David S., October 1, 1877; Benjamin S., January 2, 1880; Wiley N., September 5, 1882 - the living children are at home. Sarah E., wife of John Burris, was born in New Jersey, on Christmas Day, 1845. She was a daughter of William and Lucinda C. (Smalley) Burkett, who died in Marshall county, this State. John Burris has passed his life in the labors of teaching, in which profession he has been eminently successful. He taught first in Ohio, and then for thirty years in Marshall county. His address is Silver Hill, Wetzel County, West Virginia.


ROBERT BURT - Son of Daniel and Hannah (Powers) Burt, both deceased, was born in Washington county, Pa., Oct., 1828, and came to Marshall county, W.Va., in 1855, where he enlisted at the age of 33 years of age, as a private, July, 1861, in Co. L, 6th W.Va. V. I., 8th A.C. Aug. 4, 1863 he was wounded near New Cumberland, Md., by a ball which passed the full length of his back and ear. He fell down an embankment of sixty feet to a stone pavement below, where two men had previously met death instantly; he was in hospital at Grafton one month for injury sustained; he was again in hospital at West Union, Va., about three months and again at Grafton fifteen days with rheumatism. he took active part in the battles of Rolesburg, Cumberland, New Creek, Little Orleans, and numerous skirmishes, receiving an honorable discharge Nov. 1864 at New Creek, Va. He had two cousins in the service, Joseph and Charles Herron; the latter was shot through both lungs at Perryville; was afterwards appointed Supt. of Smithsonian Institute at Washington D. C. Comrade Burt is a member of the Disciple Church; he is a charter member of Caldwell Post, 21, he receives a pension, is by occupation a farmer, and his address is Moundsville, W.Va.


JOHN BUZZARD - A son of David and Elizabeth Buzzard, both of whom have passed away, was born in Ohio county, W.Va., Jan. 1, 1843, and settled in Marshall county, W.Va., when quite young. Lizzie Anderson, who became his wife Sept. 26, 1868, in Greene county, Pa., was born Jan. 1, 1847, in this county, of parents, Robert and Maria (Laine) Anderson, deceased. Six children have blessed this marriage, Robert, Emma D., Thomas, Cora, Frank, and Thornton, dec. Comrade Buzzard's army life dates from March 17, 1864, when at the age of 19 years, a farmer in this county, he enlisted from Cameron, as a private in Co. D, 1st W.Va. V. I., and was shortly afterwards consolidated with 4th W.Va. amd called Co. G., 2d W.Va. V. I. At the battle of New Market, he was wounded in right shoulder by a shell; for this wound he was taken to field hospital at Martinsburg, where he remained three months. He was detailed at Cumberland as cook for two weeks in the spring of 1865. He took active part in the battles of New Market and Perryville and several skirmishes, receiving an honorable discharge July 16, 1865, at Wheeling, W.Va. His brother, Theodore, served in Co. B, 17th W.Va. V. I. Comrade Buzzard is by occupation a farmer, and his address is Cameron, W.Va. (Provided by Shirley Fox Allen.)


JACOB CAIN - Was born in Marshall Co, (W)VA on 21 May 1837 and was a son of John and Elizabeth (Earlewine) Cain, deceased. He was married in Wetzel Co, (W)VA on 12 Feb 1882 to Mary Miller, who was born in that county on 18 Jun 1840. Her parents, both of whom have passed from earth, were Isaac and Sarah (Carney) Miller, dec'd. Of this union were born the following children: Jefferson, dec'd; Wells; Martha; Catherine; Dolover; Emily and Lindsley. Comrade Cain served a short time in the Union army during the late unpleasantness, being enrolled 8 Mar 1865 at Wheeling, WV as a private in Co. M, lst W. Va. Vol Cavalry. He did not take part in any battles on account of his late enlistment, but did considerable guard and garrison duty. He was honorably discharged 4 Jul 1865 at Wheeling, WV. His uncle, Joseph Cain, served in the late war, and was held in Andersonville prison, where he starved to death. His wife's brothers, Cephus and Levi, also served their country in the hour of peril. Comrade Cain may be addressed at Silver Hill, WV, near which place he is successfully engaged in farming.


JAMES CONELY - Was born in Licking county, O., Jan. 23, 1821, a son of Robert and Katherine (Yost) Conely, both deceased, and came to Marshall county, W.Va., in the spring of 1863. In 1845, he was married in Greene county, Pa., to Lucy Hughes, who was born May 11, 1828, a daughter of Nathaniel and Nancy (Sheron) Hugh, neither of whom are living. The following children have blessed this union, John N., Andrew F., Robert M., Asby S., dec., Martha, dec., and Sarah A. dec. Comrade Conely was following his trade as a carpenter when he decided to enter the army, enlisting at Wheeling, W.Va., when forty years old in 1861, as bugler of Co. B, 1st W.Va. Cav. He was detailed several times as Ord., and while in this service was detached to carry dispatches from Winchester to Martinsburg. He was furloughed in Jan., 1862 for thirty days and returned to command at Patterson Creek at the expiration of furlough. He fought at Bloomery Gap where he was slightly injured in breast by horse falling on him; Winchester, Port Republic, and several others, receiving an honorable discharge at Reckertown, Va., June 22, 1862. His eldest son, John, was a soldier in the late war and was a member of the 1st W.Va. V. I. Comrade Conely is Adjt. of J. L. Goodwin Post., 39, is also a member of the Advent Church and is by occupation a farmer at Loudenville, W.Va., which is his address. (Provided by Shirley Fox Allen.)


W. L. CONNER - Was engaged in farming at Moundsville, W.Va., when he enlisted at the age of 18 years, as a private July 2, 1863 in Co. L, 4th W.Va. Cav. He was internally injured near Clarksburg, while fording a creek in 1865 and was for in camp. He contracted piles at the time of his injury, and was in hospital at Wheeling, W.Va., with measles. Oct. 19, 1863 he was granted leave of absence of ten days to return home to get married and returned to Clarksburg at expiration of furlough. He was on detached duty guarding pay master from Wheeling, W.Va., to Cumberland, Md., and was placed in command of a squad of men in Feb. 1865 at same place in Co. G, 17th W.Va. He took part in the battles of Medley Farm and several skirmishes and was honorably discharged July, 1865 at Wheeling, W.Va. His great-grandfather, Pat Conner, was Chap. in a Delaware Regt., in the War of 1812, and his grandfather, Edward Karney served in the War of 1812 and was in the battle on Lake Erie with Commodore Perry. Philip M., a brother served in Co. L, 4th W.Va. Cav. Four brothers of his first wife, Job, James, Brice, and Corbla H. served in the late war; the latter was captured and confined in Libby prison. Three brothers of his present wife, Robert, John, and George, served in the war; the former was in Andersonville prison, several months. Comrade Conner is a charter member of J. C. Caldwell Post 21, in which he has been Adjt., Chap., and aide-de-camp in Department Encampment; he has been tax collector one term; chief of police one term and supervisor several terms; he is also a member of J.O.U.A.M., and Knights of the Golden Eagle; he has a pension, is a farmer and dairyman, and his address is Moundsville, W.Va. (Provided by Shirley Fox Allen.)


ABSOLEM CROW - Became a soldier at the age of 25 years at Moundsville, W.Va., in 1862, joining Co. A, 12th W.Va., V. I., 2d Div., 2d Brig., 24th A. C., as a private and was promoted to Corp. He had previously been engaged in farming in Marshall county, W.Va.; in the winter of 1863 he was furloughed at Cumberland a short time and returned to command at expiration of time. He was detailed for a short time near Richmond to build bridges, etc.; also took active part in the battles of Winchester, New Market, Snicker's Ford, seven days' battle around Richmond, Hunter and Early Raid, and several minor engagements and skirmishes, receiving an honorable discharge July, 1865 at Wheeling, W.Va. His brother J. C., was a private in Co. A, 12th W.Va. Inf. Comrade Crow was born in Marshall county, W.Va., Aug. 23, 1837, a son of William and Rachel (Crow) Crow, neither of whom are living. Oct. 18, 1866, he was married near Moundsville, W.Va., to Sarah E. Majors, who was born Sept. 22, 1845, in this county, of parents, George and Jane (Blevens) Majors, deceased. They have had issue these children: Jasper N., Permeta, Charles B., Chrissie C., Archie C., Wyle, dec., and Dessie O. Comrade Crow is engaged in farming, four and a half miles east of Moundsville, W.Va., where he may be addressed, is a member of the M. E. Church at that place.


J. C. CROW - In the spring of 1862, enlisted from Moundsville, W.Va., at the age of 21 years as a private in Co. A, 12th W.Va. V. I. March 31, 1865 he was wounded by gunshot at Hatcher's Run, and was in hospital for same, until Sept., 1865, when he was honorably discharged at Wheeling, W.Va., having taken part in the battles of Winchester, Bloody Run, Petersburg, Piedmont, and several others; he was also detailed at one time to take charge of prisoners and convey them to Wheeling. Absolem, a brother, belonged to Co. A, 12th W.Va. V. I. Comrade Crow was a son of William and Rachel (Crow) Crow, both of whom are now deceased, and was born April 28, 1838, in Marshall county, W.Va., where he was married in Dec. 1882 to Ida B. Hopkins. She was born April 8, 1863 in this county, a daughter of William T., and Nancy J. (Cunningham) Hopkins, both living (1894). They have had one son, Roy. Comrade Crow is a member of the M. E. Church and is engaged in farming two miles east of Moundsville, W.Va., which is his P. O. address. (Provided by Shirley Fox Allen.)


G. W. EVANS - A son of William and Katherine (Chambers) Evans, both of whom have passed away, was born June 18, 1839, in Marshall county, W.Va. Rebecca Inhuff, who became his wife, Oct. 6, 1864 in Marshall county, W.Va., was born Jan. 21, 1845, in Washington county, Pa. Her father, George Inhuff is deceased, but her mother, Nancy (Winters) is yet living (1894). The children that have been born to Comrade Evans, and his wife are Jennie, Walter, Katherine, George E., Edwin, Mary D., Harry and Charles, dec. Comrade Evans responded to his country's call for help, enlisting June 28, 1861 at the age of twenty-two years, from Easton, W.Va., where he had been engaged in farming, as a private in Co. I, 3d W.Va. V. I. He was in hospital in the fall of 1861 at Clifburn and at Lincoln for three months with fever. In April, 1863 he was granted a leave of absence and returned to command at Winchester, Va. He fought at McDowell, Franklin, Cross Keys, Slaughter Mountain, Bull Run, and Rocky Gap, and was honorably discharged at Wheeling, W.Va., Aug. 17, 1864. He had two brothers in the Union army of the late war. Comrade Evans is a member of Walnut Grove Post, he is by occupation a blacksmith and his address is Adaline, W.Va. (Provided by Shirley Fox Allen.)


STEPHEN EVANS - Was by occupation a farmer when he enlisted at the age of 20 years, June 23, 1863 at Roseburg, W.Va., as a private in Co. F, 6th W.Va. V. I., and in 1864 he was transferred from 6th Inf. to 6th Bat. He was taken to hospital at Grafton, W.Va., where he remained three weeks, in the winter of 1864 with rheumatism and was furloughed for ten days in 1865, returning to command at Cheat River, when furlough expired. He took part in no regular engagements but took part in several skirmishes and was detailed several times as guard. June, 1865 he was granted an honorable discharge at Wheeling, W.Va. He had two brothers in the volunteer service, both of whom survived the war. Two brothers of his wife served in the late war, one of whom, James was wounded and died from effects of same. Comrade Evans was born May 24, 1843, in marshall county, W.Va., a son of William nd Catherine (Chambers) Evans, both now deceased. Aug. 24, 1866 he was married in Marshall county, W.Va., to Mary Manning, who was born in this county in 1848. Her parents, both of whom are deceased, were Wilford and Margaret (Gaines) Manning. By this wife he had three children, Maud J., Margaret V., and John E. By his second wife, Jane Sampson, he had the following children: William F., Stephen, Della, Bruce and Ellis. Comrade Evans is by occupation a farmer and his P.O. address is Cameron, W.Va. (Provided by Shirley Fox Allen.)


ROBERT DICKEY - Enlisted Oct. 1, 1861 at Cameron, Marshall county, W.Va., where he had been engaged in farming, at the age of 25 years as a private in Co. L, 6th W.Va. V. I. At the battle of New Creek he was wounded by gunshot through the left arm and left side for which he was in hospital five days. He was furloughed for thirty days from hospital and after the furlough expired he rejoined his Regt., at New Creek, W.Va. He took active part in the battles of Roseburg and New Creek, including several minor engagements and was detailed as scout several times. Nov. 12, 1864 he was granted an honorable diuscharge at New Creek, W.Va. His brother, David served in Co. L, 6th W.Va. V. I. A brother of his wife also served in the late war, and was a member of 1st W.Va. V. I. Comrade Dickey was born Jan. 28, 1836, in Washington county, Pa., a son of John H. and Mary (McBroom) Dickey, both deceased, and settled in Marshall county, W.Va. April 1837. In the fall of 1864 he was married in Greene county, Pa., to Sarah A. Mellon, who was born in that county, in 1840, of parents, Mark and Rebecca (Bane) Mellon, deceased. They have had three children, Clara, John H., and George W., the latter of whom is deceased. Comrade Dickey is an invalid and his address is Cameron, W.Va.


JOHN EARLEWINE - Was born in Marshall Co, (W)VA on 17 Sep 1844 and came to Wetzel county, same state in 1850 with his parents. They were Abraham and Susan (Cane) Earlewine; the former is still spared, the latter died 19 May 1892. Comrade Earlewine was a member of Co. A, 17th W. VA. Vol. Infantry and was a brave defender of his country. He had been engaged in farming when he was enrolled at Wheeling, WV in Sep 1864, at the age of 18 years. December 1864, he was confined in a hospital at Clarksburg, WV one week, suffering with fever. In December 1864, he was detailed near Bulltown, WV one week to set telegraph posts. When not otherwise engaged, he participated in the battles of his command and was honorably discharged at Wheeling, WV in July 1865. Comrade Earlewine still holds fellowship with the boys, being a member of the Keener Pipes Post No. 17; his occupation is that of a farmer and his post office address is Conway, WV.


ABRAHAM FLETCHER - Was born Aug. 11, 1840, in Greene county, Pa., son of Thomas and Jane (Frazier) Fletcher, both now deceased, and settled in Marshall county, W.Va., when 12 years of age. In Feb., 1866, he was united in marriage in this county, to Emma Irliwine, whose parents, Adam and Mary (Ogle) Irliwine, are deceased. She was born in 1842 in Marshall county, W.Va. Three children are the result of this marriage, Stidger, Willie B., and Maud E. Comrade Fletcher was farming in this county, when he decided to enter the service of his assailed country, enlisting when 25 years old, Feb. 1865 at Cameron, W.Va., as a private in Co. H., 17th W.Va. He took active part in the engagements of his Regiment, and was honorably discharged at Wheeling, W.Va., July, 1865. He was detailed as guard, also on scouting expeditions, and never missed a roll-call while in the service. Irwin and Thomas, brothers of the subject of this sketch, were soldiers in the late war; the latter belonged to 7th W.Va. V. I. and was killed at the battle of Chancellorsville. A brother of his wife was a member of 1st W.Va. V. I. Comrade Fletcher is a member of the Presbyterian Church, he is by occupation a farmer, and his address is Cameron, W.Va. (Provided by Shirley Fox Allen.)


J. W. FOUNDS - Became a soldier at the age of 18 years, enlisting from Glen Easton, W.Va., Aug., 1862, as a private of Co. C, 12th W.Va. V. I., 2d Brigade, 1st Div., 24th A.C. He had previously been engaged in farming in Marshall county. At the battle of Lynchburg he was wounded by gunshot in the hand; for this wound he was in Chestnut Hill hospital, Philadelphia Pa., in 1864, for 6 weeks. In Jan., 1863 he was granted a leave of absence of ten days and returned to Cumberland, Md., at expiration of time. He took active part in the following battles: Winchester, New Market, Piedmont, Lynchburg, Cedar Creek, Snicker's Ferry, Perryville, Hatcher's Run, Foert Gregg, Currentstown, Appomatox C. H., and others, receiving an honorable discharge June 28, 1865, at Wheeling, W.Va. A brother, David Founds, was a member of the 17th W.Va. V. I. Comrade Founds was born Sept. 19, 1843, in Belmont county, O., and came when quite young to Marshall county, with his parents, Caleb and Nancy (Boner) Founds, both still living, (1894). Jan. 21, 1869 he was married in this county, to Martha M. Anderson, who was born Jan. 21, 1848 in this county, of parents, Henry S., and Catherine (Wells) Anderson, of whom the former is yet living. The following children have been born to Comrade Founds and his wife: Clara V., Ostie, Mary L., Retta, Lena, Willie, dec., Frankie, dec., Lessie, dec., Allie and Charley. Comrade Founds is a member of Evans Post, 77, is also a member of O. U. A. M., and of the M. E. Church; he is in the employ of the R. R. Co., and his address is Rosby's Rock, W.Va. (Provided by Shirley Fox Allen.)


WILLIAM C. GAMBLE - A son of John and Mary J. (Early) Gamble, both deceased, was born in Belmont county, O. Jan. 12, 1840, and settled in Marshall county, W. Va., in the spring of 1852. Comrade Gamble's army life dates from Aug. 11, 1862, when at the age of 22 years, a farmer, when he enlisted, he was enrolled at Moundsville, W. Va., as a private of Co. A, 12th W. Va. V. I., 8th and 24th A. C. He was in hospital at Beverly, W. Va., two days on account of sickness and in the fall of 1863 he was granted a leave of absence of ten days. He was captured in 1864 by Gen. Breckenridge in Shenandoah Valley, was taken to Andersonville, where he remained four months; then taken to Charleston, three weeks, and at Florence, S. C., six weeks; he was then paroled and sent to Annapolis, Md., and was furloughed from there for thirty days, returning to command at Richmond, Va. He was detailed with 54th Pa. Regt. to convey ammunition from Harper's Ferry to Washington, about three weeks. He took active part in the battles of Winchester, New Market and several minor engagements and skirmishes, and was honorably discharged at Wheeling, W. Va., June, 1865. A brother, James L., belonged to 17th W. Va. V. I. Another brother is in the U. S. Reg. Army. A brother of his wife, Philip C., served in 17th W. Va. V. I. Comrade Gamble was married in the spring of 1870, to Mary Cunningham, who was born in 1845, in Marshall county, W. Va., a daughter of John Cunningham deceased, and Mary (Jones) still living (1894). Three children have blessed this marriage, Charles N., Reuben F., and John H. Comrade Gamble is at present a member of the Board of Education, he is engaged in farming, and his address is Glen Easton, W. Va. (Provided by Shirley Fox Allen.)


GANS GREGG - Son of Bennett and Catherine (Anderson) Gregg, both deceased, was born in Marshall county, W.Va., June 19, 1841. Lucinda Leasure, whom he married at Sistersville, W.Va., June, 1866, was born at that place, of parents, Henry and Ellen (Ferguson) Leasure, both deceased; her father served in the late war and starved to death in Libby prison. Four children were born to this union, Edward, Clara D., Annie and Harry. Comrade Gregg was by occupation a farmer when he enlisted in the late service, Aug. 1862 at Moundsville, W.Va., as a private when twenty-one years old, in Co. A, 12th W.Va. V. I., 8th A.C. In March, 1863 he was in Beverly, Va., three days and again the following month was in hospital at Winchester, Va., two weeks with measles. He was specially detailed as guard at Buchanan while the troops were on the Lynchburg Raid. He fought at New Creek, New Market, Hatcher's Run, Winchester and several minor engagements, receiving an honorable discharge Aug. 1865, at Wheeling, W.Va., the war having come to a close. A brother, Isaac, served in Co. A, 12th W.Va. V. I. and was held a prisoner of war seven months. His wife also had two brothers in the war; Jackson was captured and held at Belle Isle, and George. Comrade Gregg and wife are members of the Church of God; he draws a pension, is a mail carrier, and his P.O. address is Moundsville, W.Va. (Provided by Shirley Fox Allen.)


JOHN R. GRINDSTAFF - Son of Jacob and Sarah (Rodafer) Grindstaff, both deceased, was born Sept. 12, 1825, in Marshall county, W.Va., and was married in this county, March 29, 1849 to Johanna W. Blake, born Dec. 4, 1829, in Wheeling, W.Va., and departed this life April 13, 1887. She was a daughter of Robert and Nancy (Campbell) Blake, deceased. Their children are Charles W., Millard D., Robert C., Jacob M., Nancy M., and Janie A., living. The deceased children are Richard A., Lemuel C., James W., and Mary A. Comrade Grindstaff was by occupation a farmer when he enlisted March 28, 1864 at Wheeling, W.Va., as a private of Co. A, 7th W.Va. V. I., at the age of 44 years. May 12, 1864, he was wounded by gunshot in right ankle at Spottsylvania C. H., and June 6, 1864 he was taken to hospitals at Fredericksburg, where he remained thirteen days, and at Washington, D.C., till April 15, 1865. He took part in the battles of the Wilderness, seven days' fight at Richmond, and Spottsylvania C. H., receiving an honorable discharge April 15, 1865 at Washington, D. C. Two brothers of his wife, Harrison H., and Joseph W., served in the late war. Comrade Grindstaff is a member of the M. E. Church; he owns a farm five miles from Moundsville and may be addressed at that place. (Provided by Shirley Fox Allen.)


JOHN HEATH - Was born Oct. 10, 1843 in Monroe county, O., a son of T. J. and Nancy (Powl) Heath, both living (1894) and came to Marshall county, W.Va., in the spring of 1872. He was married Oct. 16, 1879 in Wheeling, W.Va., to Alvena Newland, born March 8, 1848, in Benwood, W.Va., the daughter of John and Hettie (Jennings) Newland, deceased. Four children were born to this union, Hettie B., Estella E., John W., and Hazel E. By a former marriage to Nancy E. Walton, he had two children, F. E. and Anna. Comrade Heath was by occupation a farmer at the time of his enlistment, at Clarington, Monroe county, O., Sept. 15, 1862 when 18 years of age as a private in Co. A., 77th O. V. I. He was furloughed in Feb., 1863 for thirty days and returned to Little Rock, Ark. He was again furloughed for thirty days in the spring of 1865 and at the expiration of time returned to Mobile, Ala. April, 1864 he was captured at Mark's Mills, by Kirby Smith and held at Tyler, Texas, ten months. He fought at Mark's Mill and Little Rock and was granted an honorable discharge at Clarksville, Texas, July 19, 1865. His brother, Samuel, served in Co. A, 77th O. V. V. I. A brother of his wife also served in the late war. Comrade Heath is S. V. C. of Liberty Post, 87, is also a member of I. O. O. F. and the Knights of the Golden Eagle; he is by occupation a farmer, with P. O. address at Bannen, W.Va. (Provided by Shirley Fox Allen.)


JOHN HENDRIX - is a keeper of a first-class restaurant and hotel, furnishing good accomodations at Littleton, Wetzel County, West Virginia, and has made his home in this county for the past ten years. He was born in Ireland, March 24, 1845, and married in Marshall county, West Virginia, December 29, 1870. The wife he chose was Augusta C. Kulley, born in the kingdom of Hanover, Germany, February 20, 1846, and the children of their union, all at home are: Margaret J., born February 15, 1872; John F., May 11, 1874; Elizabeth, November 4, 1875; William M., August 29, 1877; George, May 9, 1879; Mary, January 10, 1881; Minnie, December 2, 1881. Murray and Catherine (Whalen) Hendrix were the parents of the subject of this sketch. His father died in Wetzel county, and his mother now lives in Marshall county, this State. In that county also live the parents of his wife, Frederick and Caroline (Whitmore) Kulley. In the second year of the 1861 war, John Hendrix enlisted July 20, 1863, in Company I, 4th West Virginia Cavalry, and served six months. Milo, Wetzel County, West Virginia is his post office address.


DAVID B. JOHNSON - Entered the service from Marshall county, W.Va., July 8, 1863 at the early age of seventeen years as a private in Co. L, 4th W.Va. V. Cav., Gen. Kelley's Command. He had been engaged in farming in this county before his enlistment. He was detailed with his entire Regt. to guard wagon train and was honorably discharged March 10, 1864 at Wheeling, W.Va., at expiration of term. Aug. 30, 1864, he re-enlisted at Glen Easton, in Co. A, 17th W.Va. V. I. He took active part in the battle at Medley Farm and several skirmishes and was finally honorably discharged June 30, 1865 at Wheeling, W.Va. Mr. Johnson had three brothers in the Civil War; one, William B., was killed at the battle of Rocky Gap, Va. Comrade Johnson was born in Moundsville, W.Va., April 28, 1845, a son of Thomas and Phoeba (Logsdon) Johnson, of whom the former still survives. By his first wife, Emma O'Neil, who died in 1887, he had three children, Delia M., Addie, and Harry E. Nov. 26, 1889 he was again married in Marshall county, W.Va., to Lizzie Darrah, whose father, Robert Darrah, is living, but her mother, Delilah (Hall) is deceased. She was born Oct. 20, 1856 in Marshall county, W.Va. By her, Comrade Johnson had one son, Charley B. Comrade Johnson now belongs to the G.A.R. 21, Moundsville, W.Va., is also a member of J.O.U.A.M.; he is a railway employe and his P.O. address is Moundsville, W.Va. (Provided by Shirley Fox Allen.)


MORRIS JOHNSON - At the time of his enlistment at Wheeling, W.Va., Oct. 1, 1862, when forty-five years of age, was farming in Marshall county, W.Va. He was enrolled as a private in Co. A, Indp. V. I. Jan. 25, 1862, he was in the hospital at Wheeling, W.Va., six weeks with disease of throat and lungs. He was detailed at various times to convey prisoners to different points but was on guard almost continually to prevent encroachment of the enemy into the state. July 5, 1865 an honorable discharge was granted him at Wheeling, W.Va. A brother of his wife, John, was a member of 25th O. V. I., and was killed at the battle of Cheat Mountain. Another brother, Albert was also a member of 25th O. V. I., but was afterwards transferred to a Vt. Bat. Comrade Johnson was born April 8, 1821, in Marshall county, W.Va., and was the son of Jacob and Anna (Davis) Johnson, both now deceased. He was married in 1844, in Greene county, Pa., to Elizabeth Pratt, who was born in this county in 1819. Her parents, both of whom have long since passed away, were Samuel and Mary (Dewill) Pratt. Of eleven children born to Comrade Johnson and wife, but one, David, is living. Comrade Johnson is a member of the M. E. Church, has retired from business life, and resides at Rosby's Rock, W.Va., which is his address. (Provided by Shirley Fox Allen.)


DANIEL JONES - At the time of his enlistment, at the age of twenty-five years, as a private in the fall of 1864, at Wheeling, W.Va., in Co. G, 17th W. Va. V. I., was by occupation a farmer. He was sick about three weeks, but did not enter a hospital. He was at one time detailed as guard to wagon train and was honorably discharged June 20, 1865, at Wheeling, W.Va. A brother, George Jones, was a member of Co. G, 17th W.Va. V. I., and was promoted to Lieutenant. A brother of his wife served in the late war, and was a prisoner in Andersonville; another brother served in 17th W.Va. V. I. Comrade Jones was born in Marshall county, W.Va., July 20, 1840, a son of Philip and Jane (Crow) Jones, deceased. By his first wife, Kisar Flannigan, he had these children, William H., John W., Laura B., and Mary A. In 1876 he was again married in this county, to Angaline Gambol, born in Marshall county, May 14, 1849, the daughter of John and Mary J. (Ertie) Gambol, deceased. To this union has been given these children, Lettie M., Nettie, dec., and Lillie dec. Comrade Jones is by occupation a farmer, and his address is Rosby's Rock, W.Va. (Provided by Shirley Fox Allen.)


CHARLES KELLER - Aug. 1863, at the age of twenty-three years, responded to his country's call for help, enlisting from Cameron, Marshall county, W.Va., where he then resided, by occupation a farmer, in Co. I, 4th W.Va. Cav., as a private, being promoted to Corp. and Sergt. Honorably discharged from first enlistment in June, 1864 he re-enlisted at Cameron, W.Va., in Aug. 1864 in Co C, 17th W.Va. V. I. In the fall of 1864 he was detailed to build quarters and construct roads; he was also detailed with squads of men to act as scouts, at various times being duty sergeant at the time. He took part in the battle of New Creek and several skirmishes, and was honorably discharged at Wheeling, W.Va., July, 1865. A brother of his, John A., served in the war, a member of Co. I, 4th W.Va. Cav. Comrade Keller was born in Marshall county, March 20, 1839, a son of Charles and Cassie (Wade) Keller, both deceased. In the summer of 1864 he was married in this county to Minerva Sharpneck, born Feb. 22, 1845, in Wetzel Co. this state a daughter of Daniel and Amanda (Miner) Sharpneck, deceased. Five children have been born to this marriage, Amanda, Quetilda, William, Daniel W. and Beulah. Comrade Keller is a member of S. B. Stidger Post 35, he is by occupation a farmer, and his address is Cameron, W.Va. (Provided by Shirley Fox Allen.)


CEPHUS KINNEY - A son of George and Mary (Six) Kinney, both deceased, was born in Greene county, Pa., Jan. 15, 1842, and settled in Marshall county, in Feb. 1891. He was married in Greene county, Pa., Oct. 5, 1865, to Jennie Ashbrook, born in Washington county, Pa., in 1843. Her parents were William and Sallie Ashbrook, and are now deceased. Two children were born to them, Caroline and William D., dec. By his second wife, Annie Lough, he had the following children, John, Sadie, Lindsey, Harry C., Samuel, George, Jessie, Emma and Benson. Comrade Kinney was by occupation a farmer when he entered the army at the age of eighteen years, from Wheeling, W.Va., as a private, afterwards promoted to Corp., Aug. 31, 1861, in Co. N, 1st W.Va. Cav., 1st Brig., 2d Div., 1st Cav. Corps. He was wounded twice while in battle; at Warrenton Junction, and at Bunker Hill by gunshots; for the first wound he was in hospital at Martinsburg three weeks, then transferred to Parkersburg where he remained from Aug. 1861 to July 1865; he was furloughed from hospital for thirty days and returned to Wheeling, W.Va. at expiration of time. He was captured by Mosby in the spring of 1862 but made his escape before reaching Richmond. Dec. 1863 he was honorably discharged from first enlistment, and re-enlisted the same day in Co. I, 1st W.Va. Cav. He was detailed about three months as Ord. for Gen. Kimble. His battle list includes Bloomery, Romeny, Kelley Ford, Fredericksburg, Culpeper, Strausburg, Meddletown, stanton, Fort Republic, Winchester, Hanover C. H., Gettysburg, Brandy Station, Henter's Raid, Sheridan's Campaign, Cedar Creek, Salem, Newtown, Chancellorsville, Kelley's Ford, 2d Bull Run, Monterey, Smithburg, Hagerstown, Boonsboro, Gaines' Road, Summerville, Ford, Rabosen Ford, Cross Roads and Liberty Gap, receiving an honorable discharge June 1865 at Wheeling, W.Va. Of his four brothers who served in the late war, all lived to return home. Comrade Kinney is Q. M. of S. B. Stidger Psot, 35, he is a farmer by occupation, and his address is Loudenville, W.Va. (Provided by Shirley Fox Allen.)


JOHN McHENRY - Son of James and Rebecca (White) McHenry, and Susanna Clark, daughter of Jacob M. and Sarah (Allen) Clark, were united in marriage in Marshall Co, WV. That was the county in which both were born, his birth occurring 5 Mar 1825 and hers 12 Mar 1828. In 1869, they cast their fortunes in with the people of Tyler county, making their home upon the pleasant farm. In their home are the three sons of their union: Roscoe, Wilbern G., and Silas. The post office address of John McHenry is Middlebourne, Tyler Co, WV.


WILLIAM (Mc?)REYNOLDS - (On the ROLL of Company A of the Eleventh Regiment of WV Vol. Inf. enlisted in Marshall County as McReynolds; variations of spelling in Hardesty's; mother born in Marshall County.)
William McReynolds was born in Ohio, in Tuscararas county, January 6, 1836, and was thirteen years old when his parents, William R. and Anna (Betts) Reynolds, made their home in Wetzel county. In the 1861 war William McReynolds made their home in Wetzel county. In the 1861 war William Mc. Reynolds was a Federal soldier, serving in the 11th West Virginia Infantry, and taking part in the following battles: Laurel Hill, Garricks Ford, Barbour Hill, Hawksnest, Carnifax Ferry, Cheat Mountain, Chatmansville, Lewisburg, Gauley, Cross Lane, Pittsburg Landing, Cumberland, Boliver Heights, New Creek, Snickers Ford, Opequon, Fishers Hill, Harrisonburg, Cedar Creek, and others - twenty-seven in all. In Wetzel county, May 6, 1866, William Mc. Reynolds and Elizabeth Robinson were united in marriage, and they have one son and one daughter, born: John F., August 23, 1870; Sarah Cedella, August 12, 1873. Mr. and Mrs. Reynolds have taken to raise, Berty Renner, born in this county, February 6, 1883. The wife of Mr. Reynolds was born October 16, 1833, in Marshall county, then part of Virginia, and was a daughter of James and Sarah (Hubbs) Robinson, who have lived in Wetzel county since 1849. William Mc. Reynolds is living in Clay district, where he owns and cultivates a good farm, and his post office address is Milo, Wetzel county, West Virginia.


ANDREW L. MOONEY - was born in 1842, in Washington county, Pennsylvania. His parents, who were Jacob and Sarah A. (Chapman) Mooney, died before he reached his sixth birthday. His mother's mother, Nancy Chapman, was a sister of Alexander Campbell, of Bethany, a town of Brooke county, now part of West Virginia. Alexander Campbell is renowned in church history as the founder of the sect known from his name as Campbellites. Andrew L. Mooney was placed under the care of an uncle, Daniel Mooney, then residing in Marshall county, this State, with whom he remained until eleven years of age. Becoming then discontented with a home which appeared to him more rigid than pleasant, he broke through its restraints, ran away, and came to Wetzel county. Here he was at the inauguration of the civil war, when he entered the Federal service, in June, 1861, and served with honor, and much renown, until the war ended. His war record presents many highly interesting features, which cannot be consistently noticed here. His services as scout, spy, and courier during the Virginia and Shenandoah campaigns cannot be too highly estimated. Certain it is that on two occasions, at Gauley Bridge and at Hawk's Nest, his vigilance as a scout saved the army of General Cox (ex-governor of Ohio), from total annihilation, to which effect the testimony of Generals Cox, Rosecrans and others is cheerfully given. These are only two of many similar adventures, and he was more extensively known throughout the West Virginia army than any other private of that service, and was deservedly held in the highest esteem. At or near the close of the war he returned to Wetzel county, and he has since followed the various occupations of the people here, farming, lumbering, mining, teaching, etc. Postoffice address, Porter's Falls, Wetzel county, West Virginia


CORP. MICHAEL E. MOORE - The son of Michael Moore, born in this county, and Priscilla (Deavor) born in Md., both deceased, was born in Belmont county, O., March 1, 1841, where he was still living, engaged in farming, at the breaking out of the late Rebellion. He enlisted June 16, 1861 at Wheeling, W. Va., when 20 years old in Co. E, 2d W. Va. V. I., 4th Brig., 8th A. C. He was enrolled as a private and was promoted to Corp. in 1862. He was in hospital at Beverly, W. Va. five days with measles and was furloughed for thirty days in 1864. He was honorably discharged Jan. 26, 1864 at Martinsburg, W. Va., from first enlistment, and re-enlisted in 2d Va. Mtd. Inf., which afterwards was called 5th W. Va. Cav., and was consolidated with 3d Mtd. Inf., and called 6th W. Va. Cav. He was taken prisoner in 1864 and was held four months. He was detailed at Washington, in 1865 as escort to Gen. O.O. Howard, from Hotel to Arsenal during the trial of Lincoln's conspirators. He took part in the battles of Elk Water, Allegheny Mt., Huntersville, Rocky Gap, Monterey, McDowell Cross Keys, Cloyd's Mountain, Port Republic, Slaughter Mountain, Hazel Ford, Sulphur Springs, Waterloo Bridge, Beverly, Droop Mountain, 2d Bull Run, Kelley's Ford, Gainesville, Dry Fork, Rich Mountain, Green Bank, was under fire nine days in succession on the Rappahannock, was on the Hunter's Raid, and was with Gen. Averill in the Salem Raid in 1863. He was finally honorably discharged at Wheeling, W. Va., May, 30, 1866. The 6th W. Va. Cav. were stationed at Washington City, in 1865 at the time of the Grand Review, and our subject was placed on Pennsylvania Ave. as guard where he saw the entire army pass through the city. After the Grand Review, his Regt. was ordered to Fort Leavenworth, Kan., to fight Indians; they crossed the Plains, remaining the rest of the winter at Julesburg, and took part in two or three skirmishes with the Indians. He was united in marriage in this county, Oct. 27, 1866 to Annis Danford, born in Noble county, O., July 24, 1845, a daughter of Emmor and Eliza (Underwood) Danford, deceased; their children are Solan A., Hiram C., dec., Walton E., and Vennor, dec. Comrade Moore had two brothers in the volunteer service, Adam and Hiram, both living in this county. His wife also had two brothers in the service, Hiram and Thomas, both still living. His grandfather, Jacob Moore, served as Lieutenant in the War of 1812. Comrade Moore has his canteen bronzed and decorated, showing enlistments and length of service, showing four years, eleven months and fifteen days' service; said canteen occupies a conspicuous place in Comrade Moore's parlor. He was Adjt. for some time of Danford Post, 606, and was appointed Lieut. Col. of the Monroe county G. A. R. by Sam H. Hurst, Dept. Com. of Ohio, July 1, 1889. He receives a pension, and is a farmer at Beallsville, O., which is his post office address. (Provided by Shirley Fox Allen.)


ABRAHAM MULDREW - A son of Thomas and Elizabeth (Cain) Muldrew; both deceased, was born March 23, 1843, in Wheeling, W. Va., and came to Marshall county, in 1850. Sept. 1869, he was married in Belmont county, O., to Sarah E. Wilson, who was born in Marshall county, April 4, 1838, of parents, John and Mary (Bane) Wilson, deceased. Three children have been born to this marriage, Harry C., Finley O., and Estella. Comrade Muldrew was farming in this county, at the breaking out of the late war, and enlisted from Cameron, W. Va., Oct. 1, 1861 as a private when eighteen years of age, in Co. L, 6th W. Va. V. I. In the spring of 1862 he was detailed to guard and transfer prisoners from Parkersburg to Wheeling. He was confined in a Parkersburg hospital six weeks and hospital at Grafton four weeks with disease of stomach and rheumatism. He took part in the battles of Roseburg, Cumberland, New Creek and several skirmishes, receiving an honorable discharge Nov. 12, 1864 at New Creek, W. Va. He had two brothers in the late service, A. W., in 12th W. Va. V. I., and Joseph in 3d W. V. Cav. Comrade Muldrew is 2d J. V. C., of Evans Post, 77, he is by occupation a farmer and his address is Glen Easton, W. Va. (Provided by Shirley Fox Allen.)


JOSEPH POSTLETHWAIT - was a son of Absalom and Sarah A. (Higgins) Postlethwait, who died in Wetzel county. In this county he was born January 6, 1828, and his marriage was here solemnized, January 14, 1855, when Barbara E. Cain became his life's companion. Their children are ten, namely: Andrew J., James B., George W., Charles L., Leonard J., John C. B., Spencer E. S., Henry C., Sarah A., and Mary M. V. Nathaniel and Mary (Wetzel) Cain, both now deceased, were the parents of Barbara, wife of Joseph Postlethwait, and she was born in Marshall county, where they made the home of their married life. In the last year of the civil war Joseph Postlethwait served from February to July in the 17th West Virginia Infantry, and he had one brother in the same regiment. In the Proctor district, Mr Postlethwait is regarded as one of its most substantial residents. He has been for sixteen years president of the school board, four years a justice of the peace, and still continues worthily to fill both offices. He owns and farms in the district. West, Wetzel County, West Virginia is his postoffice address.


ORDERLY SERGT. MOSES B. PRICE - Son of Fenimore and Sarah (Bunnell) Price, both deceased, was born in Wheeling, W. Va., July 2, 1838, settling in Marshall county, in 1852. He was married Jan. 19, 1865, at West Alexander, Pa., to Mary A. Davis, born in Waynesburg, Pa., a daughter of Robert and Amelia (Clark) Davis, deceased. Six children were born to them, Ella J., Mary A., Charles W., Moses H., Daisey and Douglas. His wife's first husband, Louis Pugh served in the 3d W. Va. was captured near Covington and died in Andersonville prison; they had one child, Angeline Fluke. Comrade Price enlisted July 6, 1861 at Moundsville, W. Va., at the age of twenty-three years, as 2d Sergt., in Co. I, 3d W. Va. V. I. Indp. Brig., and was promoted to Ord. Sergt. After being in the service about one year he was Mtd., the Regt. consolidated, and known as 6th W. Va. Cav. In the spring of 1862 he was detailed on special duty thirty days; he was twice wounded; at the 2d battle of Bull Run, in the face and at Rocky Gap, he received a bullet wound across the head. He was granted a leave of absence of ten days from Winchester, Va., in 1862. He fought at Shaw's Bridge, McDowell, Franklin, Cross Keys, Cedar Mountain, Rappahannock Station, Waterloo Bridge, Sulphur Springs, 2d Bull Run, Hagerstown, Warm Springs, Rocky Face Ridge, Droop Mountain, and several skirmishes. His honorable discharge was received Aug. 17, 1864 at Wheeling. His brother, John W., served in 11th W.Va. V. I. as Ord. Sergt. was II. prisoner thirteen months at Belle Isle and Andersonville. Two brothers, Joseph and William were mates on a Government boat on the Miss. River. His wife's father and an uncle B. C. Davis, both served in 3d W. Va. V. I. His wife's grandfather, Benjamin Davis, served in the War of 1812. The Conf. General Pap Price was an uncle of Comrade Price; he is a charter member of Caldwell Post, 21, in which he has passed all the chairs; he is a retired business man, and receives a pension, and his address is Moundsville, West Virginia. (Provided by Shirley Fox Allen.)


FELIX PYLES - A son of Michael and Martha (Burley) Pyles, deceased, was born in Marshall Co, (W)VA 26 Oct 1835. He was married 17 Aug 1856 in Greene Co, PA to Evaline Rinehart, and the result of this union is nine children: Martha; John; Jane; Bernard; James A.; Jacob B.; Thomas; Vallara; and Michael. His wife was born in Tyler Co, (W)VA in 1831 and was a daughter of Thomas and Jane Jones Rinehart, deceased. Comrade Pyles served a short time in the Union army during the late war, being enrolled 8 Mar 1865, at Wheeling, WV as a private in Co. M, lst WV Vol. Infantry (error - Cavalry). He had previously been engaged in farming. In May 1865, he entered the hospital at Chapel Point, where he was treated one week and then removed to Washington, DC two months, receiving treatment for fever. Owing to the cessation of hostilities soon after his enlistment, he did not take part in any battles, but was placed on guard duty. He was honorably discharged 21 Jul 1865 at Washington, DC. His brothers, Bernard and Jacob, and his wife's brother, Jeremiah, all served their country in West Virginia regiments. Comrade Pyles may be addressed at Silver Hill, WV, near which place he is successfully engaged in farming.


JAMES M. PYLES - Born May 8, 1843, in Marshall county, was a son of George and Nancy (Clyde) Pyles, both deceased and married, Jan. 1880 in this county, Amy Geho, born here April, 1834, a daughter of John and Hannah (Reed) Geho, deceased. Comrade Pyles was employed as a farmer when he enlisted at the age of 19 years, as a private April, 1861 at Cameron, in Co H, 1st W. Va. V. I. In the fall of 1863 he was in hospital nine days on account of sickness, and was furloughed from hospital for thirty days, returning to command near Atlanta. In Aug. 1861 he was honorably discharged from first enlistment, re-enlisting Aug. 1862, at Waynesburg, Pa., in Co. B, and H, Pa. Cav. He was on dispatch duty at Rosecran's Hd. Qtrs, and under Gen. Thomas as Ord.; he fought at Antietam, Stone River, Chickamauga, Lookout Mt., Selma and several others, receiving an honorable discharge at Nashville, Tenn., June 26, 1865; he had four brothers in the service; William was killed at New Creek and Jerry died of smallpox while in the service; three brothers of his wife, were also in the war; her first husband also served in the late war and was killed at Elizabeth, W. Va. Comrade Pyles is Adjt. of Liberty Post, 87, he is engaged in farming, and his address is Bannen, W. Va. (Provided by Shirley Fox Allen.)


MICHAEL PYLES - Son of Eli and Jerusha (Goddard) Pyles, was born 8 Feb 1842 in what is now Marshall Co, WV, and has lived in Wetzel county since he was ten years of age. In the Civil War, he enlisted in Co. C, 15th WV Infantry, on 20 Aug 1862, and served a full term of three years, receiving discharge at close of the war on 14 Jun 1865. He was permanently injured in the service. His father, Eli Pyles, enlisted in Co. H, lst WV Infantry, in 1861, and served for eighteen months, five months of which he was a prisoner. He was discharged for disability, occasioned by a fever sore contracted while in prison. Oliver Pyles, brother of Michael, served for three years in the company with their father, and a half-brother, John Wesley Rucker, was a soldier for two years in the 2nd Iowa Cavalry. Michael Pyles was first married on 24 Dec 1865 to Sarah Goddard, who died on 9 Oct 1878, having been the mother of: Samantah Belle, b. 1 Oct 1866; Edith Anne, b. 29 Mar 1868; Amanda Jane, b. 13 Jan 1869; Eli, b. 3 Jan 1871, and George, b. 13 May 1872. George died 31 Oct 1873 and the others are all living in Wetzel county. The present wife of Mr. Pyles is Alice, daughter of John and Mary Anne Smith, both now deceased. She was born in Lancaster Co, PA in 1844, and became the wife of Michael Pyles in Wetzel county on 13 May 1879. They have one little one in their home, Mary, b. 3 Mar 1881. Michael Pyles is a farmer of Proctor District, with address at New Dale, Wetzel Co, WV.


JOHN S. REDD - A son of Solomon and Mary (Scott) Redd, both deceased, was born in Washington county, Pa., Oct 13, 1836, and settled in Marshall county, in the spring of 1852. Nov. 16, 1858 he was married in this county, to Elizabeth Wellman, born in the above county, Nov 27, 1838. Her parents were James and Sarah (Palmer) Wellman, and are both deceased. Their children are Mary A., Ionia, Leona, Zanna B., Sarah M., dec., and William B., dec. Comrade Redd was by occupation a farmer at the time of his enlistment at Wheeling Aug 16, 1862 as a private in Co C, 12th W.Va. V. I. 24th A.C. He was wounded at the battle of New Market in right limb by gunshot and was in hospital but never rejoined his Regt., receiving an honorable discharge at Wheeling, in the summer of 1865, having taken part in the battles of New Market and Winchester; he was also detailed as ambulance driver and as guard several times during his term of enlistment. A brother, Parker, served in Co. C., 12th W.Va., and was killed at Hatcher's Run. Comrade Redd belongs to S. B. Stidger Post, is by occupation a farmer, and his address is Beeler Station, W.Va. (Provided by Shirley Fox Allen.)


LEMUEL RIGGS - By occupation a farmer at the time of his enlistment, at the age of thirty years in the spring of 1863 from Wheeling, as a private soldier of Co. K, 1st W.Va. V.I., and the latter part of 1864 was transferred to Co. D, 2d W.Va. V. I. In the spring of 1865 he was confined in hospital four or five weeks on account of rheumatism. He took part in the battles of New Market, Piedmont, Lynchburg, Cedar Creek, Snicker's Gap, Berryville, and several minor engagements, receiving an honorable discharge at Clarksville, Md. May, 1865. His brother, Alfred A., served in Co. A, 12th W.Va. V. I., and died in service. His wife also had three brothers in the same service, all of whom lived to return home. Comrade Riggs was born Feb. 10, 1833, in Marshall county, a son of Thomas and Elenore (Dunlap) Riggs, both deceased. In the spring of 1855, he married Maria A. Jones, who was born Jan. 1, 1836, in this county. Her father, Jeremiah Jones, is deceased, but her mother, Jane (Perry) is yet living (1894). They have had six children, Angetta F., John F., Thomas A., William G., Chester and Charles. Comrade Riggs belongs to the M.E. Church, and in politics is a strong Republican; he is at present engaged in farming four miles east of Moundsville, W.Va., where he may be addressed. (Provided by Shirley Fox Allen.)


JOHN J. ROBINSON - James and Sarah (Hobbs) Robinson, deceased, are the parents of our subject, who was born in Marshall Co, (W)VA on 6 Sep 1835. The lady whom he chose for a helpmate through life was Amanda Province, who was born in Monongalia Co, (W)VA in 1844. They were married in Greene Co, PA on 29 May 1860 and their family consists of thirteen children: James R., Eliel, Lincoln, dec'd., Martha, William, Sarah E., Louena, Mollie, dec'd., Sankey, Charles, Bruce and Paris. Comrade Robinson tendered his services as a soldier in defense of the Stars and Stripes and performed faithful service. He was 26 years of age and had been engaged in farming when he was enrolled from Littleton, (W)VA on 15 Nov 1861 as a Pvt. in Co. H, llth WV Volunteer Infantry, 3rd Brig, 2nd Div, 24th A.C., and was promoted to Sergt. He was never wounded but was kept in hospitals at Parkersburg & Wheeling two and one-half years with measles and a crippled hand. In 1863, he was granted a leave of absence of ten days and a sick furlough of two months, returning to hospital at expiration of time. In January 1863 he was transferred at Parkersburg, WV to V.R.C. Owing to his disability he did not take part in any battles, but did considerable scouting and skirmishing. At the expiration of his term of service, he was honorably discharged on 17 Nov 1864 at Cumberland, MD. His father served in the War of 1812. Comrade Robinson is well known in public life, having been a J.P. for four years; he owns one of the finest farms in West Virginia. His postoffice address is Endicott, WV.


DAVID RUSH - Is a native of the "Buckeye State", born 4 Mar 1823, a son of Robert and Sarah (Commons) Rush. His father now resides in Greene Co, PA, and in that state and county the wedded life of David A. Rush began. There Ann Richmond was united with him in marriage on 12 Aug 1849, and their children are recorded: William W., b. 1 Aug 1850 & d. 6 Nov 1850; James, b. 4 Nov 1851 & d. 16 Nov 1871. Martha Jane, b. 18 Aug 1854 & resides in Bridgeport, OH; Robert A., b. 26 Sep 1858 & lives at home; Nancy Emma, b. 11 Nov 1862 & d. 23 Jan 1882; Mary R. A., b. 29 Oct 1866; and Elizabeth E. b. 29 Jan 1873 & lives at home. John and Miriam (Gorby) Richmond are the parents of Mrs. Rush. Their home is in Marshall Co, WV, and in that county their daughter Ann was born 23 Jun 1835. George and James Rush, brothers of David A., were soldiers of the 1861 War, serving in the 7th WV Infantry. James died in Andersonville Prison and was buried in Grave No. 8802. In 1871, David A. Rush cast his fortunes in with the people of Wetzel county, and he is following the pursuits of agriculure In Clay District. His post office address is Milo, Wetzel Co, WV.


WILLIAM W. SAYRE - Was born in Monroe Co, OH on 13 Apr 1827 and was a son of Messer and Margaret (Wingert) Sayre, deceased. He was married 11 Nov 1847 in Marshall Co, (W)VA, to Laura L. Sanford, who bore him one child, Charlotte T. Laura was born in 1821 in Wetzel Co, (W)VA. William W. Sayre married secondly to Mary Rine. Their children being as follows: John M., dec'd; Joseph S.; Abner W.; Mary E., dec'd; Marion W.; Sarah J.; Hannah M.; William W.; Stephen S., dec'd; and Phoeba. He was married thirdly to Margaret Wycoff. Mr. Sayre was engaged in farming when he enlisted from Cameron, WV on 9 Aug 1861. He entered the ranks of Co. B, 7th WV Volunteer Infantry, lst Brigade, 2nd Division, 2nd A. C. In December 1863, he was granted a leave of absence of ten days and returned to duty at expiration of time. In 1863/4, his company was detailed in commissary department for two years. In 1863 he was detailed as a nurse in a hospital at Acqua Creek for about three weeks. Prior to this, in the fall of 1861, he served as teamster for six months. He was honorably discharged on 4 Jan 1864 at Brandy Station, VA and immediately re-enlisted as a veteran, thus enjoying a thirty day furlough. He bore conspicuous part in the battles of Romney, Hatcher's Run, High Bridge, Front of Petersburg, Bristoe Station and several others. Upon the close of the war, he was honorably discharged 11 Jul 1865 at Wheeling, WV. His brother, Harvey, served in the 6th WV Volunteer Infantry and his wife's brother, William Wycoff, served in the WV Volunteer Infantry. His paternal grandfather served in the war for American Independence. Mr. Sayre is one of the progressive farmers of this county and his post office address is Littleton, WV.


WILLIAM H. SIERS - Was born in Marshall Co. (W)VA on 19 Feb 1837, and was a son of Benjamin and Frances Holmes Siers, no longer living. He was married first 29 Jan 1863 in Wetzel Co., WV to Rachel Laflen, who was born in this county 20 Sep 1838. Her parents, also deceased, were William and Phoebe Rush Laflen. Of this union were born the following children: Francis M.; James H.; Ida D.; Celesta, deceased; John, deceased; and two who died unnamed. The maiden name of his second wife was Delia Sindledecker. He was married thirdly to Sarah E. Matthews, by whom he had these children: William M. and Mollie M. When the war of the Rebellion was inaugurated, he became impressed with a desire to take an active and leading part and enlisted 15 Jun 1861 at New Martinsville, WV, when 24 years of age as a Private in Co. A, llth W.Va. Volunteer Infantry. In Oct 1861, he was confined to a hospital at Wheeling, WV for four weeks, with lung trouble. 2 Nov 1861, he was honorably discharged on account of disability. When able, he re-enlisted 25 Feb 1865 at New Martinsville in Co. A, 3rd W.Va. Volunteer Cavalry. He took part in the engagement of Cross Lanes and also acted as Corporal and Sergeant several times. He was finally honorably discharged 20 Jun 1865 at Wheeling, WV. Comrade Siers is a member of the Philip Bier Post. He is a disabled and retired soldier and his post office address is Pine Grove, WV.


JAMES STALEY - Son of David Staley, living, and Nancy (Blakemore) deceased born Jan 12, 1840, in Wheeling. In the fall of 1865, he was married in Moundsville, W.Va., to Theresa Traner, born in this state, of parents, Thomas and Jane (Hart) Traner, deceased. They have had three children, David H., Catherine J., and William K. Comrade Staley was by occupation a blacksmith at the time of his enlistment, Feb., 1865 at Moundsville, at the age of twenty-four years, in Co. G, 17th W. Va. V.I., 8th A. C., as Corp. He joined the Regt. near Bulltown, Co. G, then being stationed in western W.Va., where it remained most of the time, doing guard and garrison duty; also did considerable scouting and skirmishing with guerrillas and making short raids. He was honorably discharged June, 1865 at Wheeling, and now draws a pension for disabilities. Previous to his enlistment, he was in the Government Employ, Ironing ambulance for the army at Cincinnati, O., about eight months. His wife's great-grandfather was one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. Her father was a Chap. in the late war. Comrade Staley has been city councilman several terms; member of National Union and of the M. E. Church, being trustee, class leader and stewart; he is by occupation a blacksmith and his address is Moundsville, W.Va. (Provided by Shirley Fox Allen.)


JAMES STEWART - Son of James and Jeanetta (Miller) Stewart, both now deceased, was born in Belmont county, O., Nov. 25, 1833, and became a resident of Marshall county, W. Va., in 1867. Comrade Stewart was by occupation a farmer at the time of his enlistment, near Brighton, Pa., Aug. 1864, when thirty-one years old, joining Co. B, 5th Pa. H. A., as a private. He was detailed with Co., to hold post at Annandale, Va., from Nov. 14, to April 14. He took active part in the batttles of Reckertown, Salem, Goblier Mountain, where they captured four pieces of Moseby's Art., several skirmishes with Moseby's troops in Jan., Feb. and March, 1864. His maternal grandfather served in the Revolutionary war and his father was a veteran in the War of 1812. A brother, Robert, served in Co. B, 5th Pa. H. A. Comrade Stewart is Chap. of Liberty Post, 87, is a farmer, by occupation, and his address is Adaline, W. Va. (Provided by Shirley Fox Allen.)


S. M. STEWART - A son of Samuel Stewart, deceased, and Sarah (Wilson) still living, (1894), was born Jan. 26, 1838, in Marshall county. Nov. 25, 1875, he was married in Marshall county, to Martha E. Jefferson, who was born May, 1847, in this county, a daughter of John and Rachel (Loury) Jefferson, the former living, the latter deceased. The children of this marriage are Mary M., Orrin, Homer, Ralph R., Samuel C., Martha V., Sarah R., and Hazel F. By a former marriage to Mary R. Nickson, he had one child, Robert B. Comrade Stewart was by occupation a farmer at the time of his enlistment Aug. 1861, from Cameron, Marshall county, when twenty-three years old, as a private in Co. L, 6th W. Va. V. I., Kelley's Div., and was promoted to Corp. He was detailed with a foraging party for 28 days on Cheat River. In 1862 he was in the West Union hospital; in 1863 at Grafton and in the fall of 1864 at New Creek on account of sickness; he was furloughed from the latter hospital for twenty days and returned to same at expiration of time. He fought at Green Spring Run, Fort Piano, New Creek, Rolesburg and several skirmishes, receiving his honorable discharge at Wheeling, in Nov. 1864. He had three brothers in the late war, all of whom lived to return home. Comrade Stewart is a member of Evans Post, No. 37, also a member of I. O. O. F., an honorary member of J. O. U. A. M., and a member of the Christian Church; he is at present engaged in farming and his address is Glen Easton, W. Va. (Provided by Shirley Fox Allen.)


SERGT. FRANK TAYLOR - A son of John B. and Maria (Braddock) Taylor, both deceased, was born April, 1842, in Marshall county, and was married Feb. 1875, in this county, to Martha V. White, born in this county, a daughter of William and Eliza (Kiser) White, the former deceased, the latter yet living (1894). Three children have blessed this union, William F., Alma and Russell, dec. His first wife, to whom he was married in 1866, passed to her reward in 1872, leaving two children, Wyley C., now dec., and Jonas L. Comrade Taylor enlisted Aug. 1, 1862 from Marshall county, when twenty years old, as a private in Co. B, 12th, W. Va. V. I. 8th and 24th A. C., being promoted to Sergt. April, 1865, at Petersburg, Va., he was hit on the head with the butt of a musket, in a charge on Conf. works, inflicting a severe injury; he was in hospital for this wound two weeks. In the spring of 1864 he was in Cumberland, Md. hospital seven months with chronic diarrhea. He was given a leave of absence of ten days, and returned at expiration of same to New Creek, Va. He was on special duty fifteen days in Jan. 1864, at Arlington Heights. He took part in the battles of Clarksburg, Monterey, Winchester, Antietam, Cedar Creek, Hunter's Raid, Halltown, Stanton, Loudon, Fisher's Hill, Snicker's Gap, Lynchburg, Hatcher's Run, Gettyburg, Siege of Petersburg, charge on Ft. Hell and several others, receiving an honorable discharge Aug. 1865, at Wheeling. A brother, John, served in Co. B, 12th W. Va., and died in service. A cousin, Crozier Rickey, served in the same company and regiment, and was a prisoner of war a short time; another cousin, Andrew Rickey, died in the service. A brother of his wife, Charles, served in Co. G, 17th W. Va. V. I., four months. Comrade Taylor belongs to the Presbyterian Church, he is a charter member of Caldwell Post, 21, he draws a pension, has application for increase now on file, he is a teamster and his address is Moundsville, W. Va. (Provided by Shirley Fox Allen.)


SERGT. JOSEPH TOMLINSON - Son of Robert and Elizabeth (Davis) Tomlinson, neither of whom are living, was born in Marshall county, and was married in Greene county, Pa., in 1858, to Margaret Porter, who was born in Ohio county, W. Va., of parents, Garrett and Eliza (Little) Porter, deceased. Three children have been born to this marriage, Emma J., Joseph C. and Clara M. Comrade Tomlinson enlisted Aug. 1862, at the age of twenty-five years as Sergt. of Co. A, 12th W. Va. V. I., 8th and 24th A. C. In Oct. 1862, he was furloughed for ten days and returned at expiration of time to Romney, Va. He was on special duty at Washington, D. C., guarding camp about three months, and doing police duty. He took active part in the battles of Winchester, Cedar Creek, Hatcher's Run, Fort Gregg, Petersburg, Appomattox C. H., and several others, receiving an honorable discharge June, 1865 at Wheeling. He had five brothers in the late war, in 3d W. Va. I.: Simeon was taken prisoner, and died in Andersonville; Alfred; Hager was promoted to Capt. in 12th W. Va., and died at Soldiers' Home, Dayton, O.; William, and John G. Three brothers of his wife were also in the war, James in 3d, John, who was wounded at Fort Gregg and died in service, in 12th, and George in 17th W. Va. Comrade Tomlinson is a charter member of Caldwell Post, 21, his application for increase of pension has been pending since 1887, he has retired from a business life and his address is Moundsville, W. Va. (Provided by Shirley Fox Allen.) (Note: The 3rd Infantry became the 6th Cavalry.)


R. S. WELLS - Was born near Moundsville, W. Va., April 20, 1889, and was a son of David and Deborah (Spears) Wells, deceased. January, 1866, he was wedded in Marshall county, W. Va., to Amanda Founds, who was born in that county in 1843. She was a daughter of William and Ruth (Minson) Founds, no longer living. Of this union were born seven children, Ephraim P., William M., Ulysses T., Willis S., David, dec., Nellie B. and Robert G. Comrade Wells was 23 years of age when he volunteered his services during a very trying period of the war. He had been engaged in farming when he was enrolled at Clarksburg, W. Va., July 6, 1861, as a private in Co. I, 3d W. Va. Inft. He was on detached service as provost guard at Winchester and spent two months in this way. May 7, 1862, he was wounded at the battle of McDowell in right side; He was again wounded Aug. 17, 1863, at Rocky Gap in left foot; after each wound he was granted a sick furlough and returned to Martinsburg, W. VA. The following are his battles: McDowell, Rocky Gap, Rich Mt., Franklin, Hedgeville and several skirmishes. His term expiring, he was honorably discharged October, 1864, at Wheeling, W. Va. His brothers, David and James, served in Ohio Regts. Comrade Wells is a member of Ryne Post; he is leading a retired life and his address is Brink, W. Va.


SAMUEL WILSON - A son of Joseph Wilson who served in the Mexican war, and Martha (Downing) both deceased, was born in Marshall county, March 1843. Nov. 14, 1867, he was married in Pennsylvania, to Ethel Fletcher, who was born in Marshall county. Her parents, both now deceased, were David A., and Elizabeth (Coe) Fletcher. Nine children have been the issue of this marriage, David A., Hugh P., Oliver, dec., Cora B., Thomas E., James G., William M., Charles C., and Harry. Comrade Wilson was by occupation a farmer when he enlisted at the age of nineteen years as a private, Aug. 16, 1862 from Marshall county, in Co. B, 12th W. Va. V. I., 8th A. C., and was promoted to musician. He was on special duty as Regtl. fifer and as teamster several weeks. He was sick and excused from duty a short time and was cared for in Co. Qtrs. Our comrade participated in the engagements of Winchester, Hunter's Raid, Lynchburg, New Market, Piedmont, Oppequan, Winchester, Cedar Creek, Fisher's Hill, Snicker's Gap, Hatcher's Run, Fort Gregg, Appomattox C. H., and several skirmishes, receiving an honorable discharge June 16, 1865. A brother, James, served in Co. B, 12th W. Va. V.I., and died in 1893. A nephew, Samuel H. Wilson served also in Co. B. His wife's father was a member of Co. B, 12th W. Va. V. I., and died in front of Richmond. Comrade Wilson is a member of Caldwell Post, 21, he receives a pension, is a member of J. O. U. A. M., he and his wife are members of the Presbyterian church, he is a blacksmith by occupation, and his address is Moundsville, W. Va. (Provided by Shirley Fox Allen.)


JOHN M. WINGET - A son of William and Mahala (Boyd) Winget, both now deceased, was born Sept. 17, 1840, in Washington county, Pa., and became a resident of Marshall county, in the spring of 1877. Dec. 1878, he was married in Greene county, Pa. to Sarah Elizabeth Manning, who was born in 1848 in Marshall county. Their children are John C., Maud, Mary and Charley. By a former marriage to Mary J. Sanders, he had two children, Anna and Samuel. Our comrade enlisted at Waynesburg, Pa., March 1862 at the age of 22 years as a private in Co. F, 85th Pa. V. I., 3d Brig., 10th A. C. He was crippled in June 1862, while building roads, and was taken to hospital in New York, where he remained a length of time. He was furloughed from hospital for thirty days in the fall of 1862 but never rejoined his Regt., receiving his honorable discharge in the fall of 1862 at Harrisburg, Pa. A brother of his wife, served in 6th W. Va. V. I., Co. L. Comrade Winget is a member of Liberty Post, 87, he is a farmer, and his address is Kausooth, W. Va. (Provided by Shirley Fox Allen.)


SERGT. DANIEL H. YOUNKEN - Son of Charles and Nancy (Henry) Younken, deceased, was born in Somerset county, Pa., May 16, 1840, and came to Marshall county, in 1880. He had previously married, in 1866, in Greene county, Pa., Margaret E. Braden, born in Greene county, Pa., of parents, Ezekiel and Eva (Moody) Braden, deceased. Comrade Younken enlisted Aug. 1861 from Greene County, Pa., at the age of twenty-one years, as a private in Co. B, 1st W. Va. V. C., and was promoted to Corp. and Sergt. of Co. E, 6th Cav. June 8, 1862 he received a shell wound in head; and again July 18, 1862, at the battle of Raccoon Ford he had his left leg broken by a horse falling on him; he was in hospital at Washington and Baltimore four months for wounds; in Jan. 1862 he was in hospital at Cumberland Md., with lung fever. He was furloughed for thirty days from Cumberland hospital and returned to Winchester, Va., at expiration of time. Dec. 26, 1862, he was honorably discharged at Baltimore, Md. hospital and re-enlisted Jan. 15, 1864 at Wheeling, in Co. E, 6th W. Va. Cav. He was captured near New Creek, Nov. 28, 1864 by Gen. Rosser and held at Libby and Pemberton four months, then paroled and exchanged. He was detailed as Ord. for Gen. Shields, for a short time; was again detailed as detective at Julesburg Col., one month. At the close of the war, his. Regt. was ordered west and while there he was in three pitched battles with the Indians. He acted as special scout a short time against the Indians in Colo. He fought at Blue Gap, Bloomery Gap, Romery (sic), Front Royal, Luray Valley, Flint Hill, Columbia Bridge, Port Republic, Gaines Cross Roads, Rocky Gap Bridge, Pt. Republic, Culpeper, Aldie C. H., Madison, Rappahannock River, Cedar Mountain, Bristoe Station, Raccoon Ford, Winchester, New Creek Morefield, Middletown, and in the Shenandoah Valley and was honorably discharged May 29, 1866, at Wheeling. A brother, Jefferson served in Co. C, 140th Pa. V. I.; he was wounded at Gettysburg in the thigh, where the ball is still lodged; he was taken prisoner, but immediately released supposing he would die. One uncle served in the Revolutionary war. Comrade Younken has been road commissioner three years in Pa.; road surveyor in W.Va., he belongs to Stidger Post, 35, in which he is P. P. C., present O. D., and Chairman of Memorial Com.; he also belongs to I. O. O. F., and is a member of the M. E. Church, he receives a pension, is a contractor, and superintendent of Moundsville Mining and Manufacturing Co., with P. O. address at Moundsville, W.Va. (Provided by Shirley Fox Allen.)


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