Was born in Orange County, N.Y., May 31, 1831, settling in Bradford County, PA., in 1836; he was a son of Lora (sic) and Millicent (Ferguson) ABNER, parents both now deceased. His wife, whom he married Sept. 1, 1852, in Horseheads, N.Y., and who was born March 17, 1837, in Steuben county, N.Y., is Margaret MEADE. Her brother, Ezekiel MEADE, served in the late war. His first wife died July 3, 1890, leaving five children: Abner was again married Dec. 15, 1891, at Wellsburg, N.Y., to Adelia (Dewey) CONNELLY, widow of Wm. CONNELLY, born Dec. 8, 1850, in Sullivan twp., Tioga Co., PA. She was a daughter of Edwin and Elizabeth (Collins) DEWEY, both living. His first wife's father also served in the War of 1812. Comrade Abner entered the Federal army as a private in Co. F, 188th N.Y.V.I., 2nd Brig., 1st Div., 5th A.C. He was enrolled October, 1864, at Rochester, N.Y., when 35 years old, having been engaged in farming. He was wounded in the thigh by spent ball at Hatcher's Run. He took active part in the battles of Hatcher's Run and Weldon R.R. In January, 1865, he was taken to hospital at Point Lookout, MD., where he was treated about five months with jaundice, intermittent fever, ague and chronic diarrhea, receiving his honorable discharge June, 1865, at Washington, D.C. Comrade Abner has been school director and is a member of Pettengill Post, 455; he is by occupation a farmer and his address is Bentley Creek, PA.
John Ackley (Pg. 1183)
Born Oct. 16, 1848 at Durell, Bradford Co., PA., is son of Benjamin and Rebecca (Johnson) ACKLEY, both now deceased. During the first years of the war he was engaged in farming at Towanda, but Feb. 16, 1864, he enlisted at Carlisle, PA., joining Co. A, 57th PA. V. I., 3rd Brig., 3d Div., 2d A.C., as a private soldier, and participated in the battles of the Wilderness, Po River, Spottsylvania, North Anna River, Cold Harbor, Siege of Petersburg, Jerusalem Plank Road, Deep Bottom, Prebles Farm, Boydtown Plank Road, Hatcher's Run, Capture of Petersburg, Deep Run, and was present at the surrender of Gen. Lee. He had the good fortune to escape being wounded and was with his regiment until his final discharge at Washington D.C., June 29, 1865, by S.O. No. 158, Army of the Potomac. He had 2 brothers who also served during the war, Chas. ACKLEY, of 50th PA. V.I., who was wounded at Spottsylvania C.H., which resulted in the loss of a leg, and James ACKLEY of a PA. Regt. Comrade ACKLEY married April 19, 1866, at Towanda, PA., Loretta SODER, born at that place March 15, 1848, a daughter of William and Peggie (Thompson) SODER. Two children were born to them, but are now both deceased, Charles died April 29, 1868, and William died May, 1875. Since the war Comrade ACKLEY has been engaged in farming and his post office address is Towanda, Bradford Co., PA.
Sergt. Charles H. Allen
Is an old resident of Towanda, Bradford Co., PA., and his occupation is that of a printer, and he was so employed when he enlisted at his native town Sept. 14, 1862, in Co. F, 13th PA. State Militia, as Sergt. Born April 25th, 1839, he was 23 years of age at this time, and was detailed in September, 1862, at Hagerstown, MD., as Sergt. in charge of twenty men, and also had charge of a camp and garrison equipage (sic) of the regiment. He had originally in what was Co. F, 5th P.R.V.C., but was rejected on account of his height, and subsequently was commissioned Lieut. in 50th PA. Vols., but resigned before the organization of the command. He was honorably discharged Oct. 6, 1863, at Harrisburg, PA. He is the son of Charles H. and Mariam B. (Moody) ALLEN, both deceased, and married Oct. 20, 1862, at Wysox, Bradford Co., PA., Lydia A. CORWIN, born at Durell Aug. 27, 1845. His bride was a daughter of the late Stephen O. CORWIN and Nancy (Hulburt) CORWIN. Her brother, Fred CORWIN, served during the war in Co. B, 7th PA. V. Cav., and was captured and held at Salisbury seven months. Three children were born to Sergt. ALLEN and wife, Henry, Mary M. and Lizzie M. His grandfather, Adonigh MOODY, served in U.S.A., War of 1812. Comrade ALLEN is a member of Watkins Post, 68, and has filled the office of O.D; he is also a member of the Board of Health of Towanda, PA., and may be addressed at that place.
Jesse S. Ameigh (Pg. 1184)
Son of Abram and Betsey (Nichols) AMEIGH, both deceased, was born Nov. 30, 1846, in Chemung county, N.Y. He enlisted Feb. 26, 1864, at Troy, in Co. C, 7th PA. Cav. A.C., aged 16, and was in the battle of Macon, GA., and many skirmishes. Was detailed spring of 1864 at Nashville, Tenn., guarding block houses along Chattanooga R.R. about five months, receiving his honorable discharge Aug. 20, 1865, at Macon, GA. In September, 1864, he was ill in hospital at Columbia, Tenn., about one month with bilious and intermittent fever, and was furloughed from Oct. 5 to Nov. 15, rejoining his command at Columbia, Tenn.; he still suffers from rheumatism contracted in the service. He was married Aug. 12, 1871, in Chemung county, N.Y., to Louisa A. MARSHALL, born March 24, 1850, in Bradford county, PA., a daughter of Eben and Amy (Burgess) MARSHALL, both deceased. Three children, John K., Rowland J. and Albert, survive their mother, who died May 12, 1887. Comrade AMEIGH re-married July 19, 1891, at Wellsburg, N.Y., Addie LANPHEAR, born Dec. 25, 1839, at Covington, Tioga county, PA., a daughter of William H. and Amanda (Landon) LANPHEAR, both deceased. She was twice married before, her first husband, Stephen S. VANDERBURG, of Co. F. 89th N.Y. Vols., was missing in action and it is thought died in service, leaving one child, Charles W. Her second was Robt. FRALLY, by whom she bore three children, Robert, Harry, and Amanda May. Her maternal grandfather served in the War of 1812, and her great-grandfather in the Revolution; her brothers, Chas. D. and William H., were both wounded in service. Comrade AMEIGH is Q.M. of Lieut. Eames Post, 582, at Gillett, and is a mason living at Gillett, PA.
Ephraim Andrus (Pg. 1185)
Is the son of Gideon H. and Charity (Comfort) ANDRUS, both now deceased; he was born May 13, 1826, in Bradford county, PA., and was occupied in farming in South Creek twp., when he enlisted Sept. 12, 1864, at Elmira, N.Y., aged 35 years. He entered Co. I, 112th N. Y.V.I., as a private, and participated in the battles of Chapin's Farm, VA., Ft. Fisher Jan. 15, 1865, besides numerous skirmishes. He was transferred September, 1864, at Hart's Island, N.Y. Inft. In February, 1865, he served as special guard to ammunition train about one month at Little Washington, N.C., and was mustered out June 13, 1865, at Raleigh, N.C., being discharged and paid at Buffalo, N.Y. He was united in marriage with Amanda BECKWITH, born in Wells twp., Bradford Co., PA. a daughter of Richard BECKWITH, who has long since passed away. They were married in South Creek twp. in 1873. Comrade ANDRUS had previously Mariah GRAVES at Ridgebury, who was born there in 1827, but she died before the war. William ANDRUS, a half-brother of Comrade ANDRUS, served in Co. E, 86th N. Y. Vols.; he was taken sick and died at camp in VA., January 1862. Comrade ANDRUS is a member of Lieut. Eames Pest (sic), 582, of Gillett and holds the office of J.V.C.; he is a sufferer from disabilities received during service, and now is living in retirement at Gillett, Bradford Co., PA.
Alvin Ayres (Pg. 1185)
Was born in Troy twp., Bradford Co., PA., and when 23 years of age enlisted at Elmira, N.Y., in Co. K, 50th N.Y. Vol.Eng., and served with his Corps building bridges, fortifications, laying pontoons, &c. In May, 1864, he received a partial sunstroke, which necessitated his being confined in quarters for treatment. He was honorably discharged June 13, 1865, at Fort Berry, VA. Miss Julia VAN DYKE, born Aug. 16, 1840, in Delaware county, N.Y., became the wife of Comrade AYRES Feb. 29, 1864; her parents, David VAN DYKE and Clentine (Scudder) VAN DYKE are no longer living. Her brother Pericles, served during the late war in Co. D, 106th PA. V.I. Another brother, Philetus VAN DYKE, in Co. C, 50th N.Y. V. Eng., died in service at City Point, VA., and a brother-in-law, Almon CURE, served in Co. D, 106th PA. V.I., was captured and held at Andersonville, GA., and Libby, VA., about two years. Andrew AYRES, grandfather of soldier served in the U.S. Army, War of 1812 and was a pensioner of said service, and Allen AYRES who lost his left arm at the battle of Antietam is a brother of our subject. Comrade AYRES is the son of Andrew AYRES and Sallie (Dunbar) AYRES, both deceased. He is now engaged in farming and lives at Canton, Bradford Co., PA. Is a member of Ingham Post, No. 91, and is Past Vice Commander.
Allen Ayres (Pg. 1186)
Is a grandson of Andrew AYRES, who served in the United States Army, War of 1812 and drew a pension for said service. His parents Andrew AYRES and Sallie M. (Dunbar) AYRES, are both deceased. He was born June 29, 1842, at Troy, Bradford Co., PA., and when 19 years of age left his home at Canton and enlisted July 19, 1862, in Co. C, 132d PA. V.I., as a private. Was engaged in the battle of Antietam, one of the most severe of the Civil War, losing an arm there Sept. 17, 1862, and for wound was confined in hospitals on the field and at Chambersburg and Harrisburg, PA. On account of loss of his left arm, he was honorably discharged at Harrisburg Nov. 7, 1862. Sept. 29, 1865, he married at Alba, PA., Lydia A RANDALL, born May 25, 1848, in Union township, Tioga county, PA., daughter of Charles S. and Majory (Hurlburt) RANDALL, the former deceased. Five children is the result of this union, Mina, Jennie, Johanna, died Aug. 14, 1873, Florence and Edgar A. Alvin D. AYRES, of Co. D, 50th N.Y. Engineers, is a brother of comrade Ayres. His wife's father, Charles S. RANDALL in 12th N.Y. Vol. Cav., and brother, Van Ness Randall in Co. D, 50th N.Y. Engineers, died of army exposures, both served in the war. Her grandfather, Daniel HURLBURT, served in the United States Army, War of 1812. Comrade AYRES was postmaster of Canton 1876 to 1885. Is a member of Ingham Post, No. 91, and holds the office of Past Q.M. His address is Canton, Bradford Co., PA.
Marcus P. Ayres (Pg. 1187)
Is the son of Abiger AYRES who served in the United States Army, War of 1812; his mother was Theresa PALMER before her marriage and both parents are now deceased; he was born Sept. 20, 1841, at Canton, Bradford Co., PA., and was living there a young man of 21 when the war broke out. He enlisted Aug. 30, 1864, at Avon, N.Y., in Co. I, 15th N.Y. Engineers as a private and engaged in such services as pertained to Engineers Corps, building fortifications, laying pontoons etc. He was on special service at Fort Fisher, N.C., in December 1864, constructing fortifications for Artillery about two weeks. In March, 1865, was confined in hospitals at Raleigh, N.C., and Davids Island, N.Y., three months with chronic diarrhea. Was honorably discharged there at expiration of term of service, June 15, 1865. He was married Oct. 21, 1869, at Sullivan, Tioga Co., PA., to Augusta M. CASE born Dec. 1, 1845, at Canton, PA. Her parents are Thomas CASE and Isabelle (Wilson) CASE, both deceased. Her father served in the U.S. Army, War of 1812, and her brother, Perry CASE served in the late war in Co. C, 171st PA. Vol. Inft. Shelly AYRES who served in Co. I, 15th N.Y. Engineers, is a brother of Comrade AYRES. Comrade AYRES has one son, Bernard, and he has been road commissioner of Canton township and is now engaged in farming, with P.O. address at East Canton, Bradford Co., PA.
Philander Ayres (Pg. 1187)
Was born Dec. 26, 1837, at Rossville, Tioga Co., PA., and when eight years of age removed to Bradford county. This was in 1845. Dec. 5, 1858, he was united in marriage with Mary A. WEST born at Granville Jan. 27, 1844. They were married at Troy, PA. Seven children have been born to them, Nora, Clarence, Ida, Fred, Herbert, Ella, and Lettie. Mrs. AYRES was the daughter of Simion WEST and Charlotte (Smith) WEST both now deceased; her half brother served in the late war in Co. C, 132d PA. Vol. Cav. Comrade AYRES is the son of Mesman AYRES and Rachel (Hornby) AYRES; his grandfather Andrew AYRES served in the United States Army, War of 1812. Our comrade enlisted Sept. 5, 1864, in Co. A, 207th PA. V.I., 3d Brig., 2d Div., 9th A.C. and entered into active service at Bermuda Hundred, VA., Black River, Raid, Charge on Ft. Steedman and final assault on Petersburg. Was confined in hospital at City Point, VA., about one week with erysipelas (sic) in October, 1864, and was honorably discharged May 31, 1865, at Alexandria, VA. Clinton AYRES and Madison AYRES, brothers of Comrade AYRES also served in the war from New York. Comrade AYRES is now living at East Troy, Bradford Co., PA., and is engaged in agricultural pursuits.
Ezra Bailey (Pg. 1188)
Son of Elisha and Betsey (Vroman) BAILEY, now deceased, was born April 18, 1832, at Granville, PA. His grandfather, Ezra BAILEY, served in U.S. Army, War of 1812. Comrade BAILEY, with his brothers, Addison and Ransom W., served in the war from N.Y., the former dying in service. At the age of 32 enlisting in Co. I, 15th N.Y. Engineers Aug. 29th, 1864, as a private, he served with his Co. building fortifications, laying pontoons &c., and as Orderly to Captain at City point, VA., about three months from March 1865. Was injured in 1864 at City Point and treated in quarters about one month and honorably discharged at Fort Berry, VA., June 13, 1865. Eliza D. Sayles, born May 16, 1833, at Cayuga, N.Y., daughter of John and Olive (Savage) SAYLES, became the wife of Comrade BAILEY Oct. 7, 1852, at Granville. Her great-grandfather, Joseph NEWLAND was a pensioner of the Revolutionary War and both grandfathers, David SAYLES whose widow drew a land warrant, and Philander SAVAGE, a drummer, served in the War of 1812. Her brother, Alvin SAYLES, in Co. E, 52d PA. V.I., served in the late war being continuously at the front and enduring all the hardships of a soldier on duty. Four sons were born to Comrade BAILEY and his wife, Albert L., Orrin F., Horace E. and McKean A. Comrade BAILEY is Post Surgeon of Saxon Post, No. 65, and is occupied in farming at Granville Centre, Bradford county, PA.
Thomas Bailey (Pg. 1188)
Born in North Towanda, PA., Aug. 6, 1844, was a son of Jeremiah and Electa (Baldwin) BAILEY, both deceased. He married, first, Dec. 10, 1863 in Troy, Pa., Lydia A. ISABEL who was born in Burlington township, this county, in 1844, and died January 8, 1873, leaving three children, William, Maggie, and Zella, all of whom are deceased. Nov. 17, 1875, he was again married to Sarah E. RUNDELL born Oct. 18, 1844, in North Towanda, daughter of Stillwell and Nancy (Bailey) RUNDELL, both living. Two children were born to this marriage, Sarah E. b. Nov. 13, 1877, and Nancy A. b. Sept. 4, 1880. Comrade Bailey was a farmer at the time of his enlistment which occurred in June, 1864, at Elmira N.Y., when 20 years old as a private in Co. I, 50th N.Y. Eng., and was promoted to artificer (sic). March, 1865, he was on detailed service with Sheridan's Cav. Corps, in front of Petersburg about one month to assist in laying and removing pontoon bridge during Sheridan's operations in the final struggle. he took part in the Siege of Petersburg, and several minor engagements and was honorably discharged upon the close of the war. His wife's brother. John ISABEL served in Co. B, 50th N.Y. Eng. Comrade BAILEY is a member of Nelson Post, 504, he has been school director, is a farmer and merchant, and his address is North Towanda, PA.
Jacob L. Ball (Pg. 1189)
Was born in Litchfield, Bradford Co., PA., July 13, 1841; he was a son of Benjamin and Sarah (Davidson) Ball, parents deceased. Cornelia A WOOD, whom he married Aug. 9, 1863, was born May 4, 1846, in Pike township, this county. Her father, Aaron A. WOOD is dead, as is her mother, Cornelia (Carpenter). Their children were born in the order given: Ida A., Ama A., Mary A., Sarah C., Hattie A., Jacob L., Ethel W., and Victoria who died in infancy. When the war between the states began, our subject was 21 years old and was farming: he was enrolled Aug. 26, 1861, at Towanda, PA., as a private in Co. G, 50th PA. V. I., Steven's Brig., 1st Div., 9th A.C. In August, 1862, he was held in hospital at Newport News, VA., about forty-five days for sunstroke which resulted in fever, and was honorably discharged from there September, 1862, on surgeon's certificate of disability. While in active service, he took part in the battles of Port Royal Ferry, Beaufort, and Pocataligo. He is now a member of Perkins Post, 202, G.A.R. His wife had four brothers in the Union army: John S. in 50th PA. V.I., Daniel in Co. G, 50th PA. V.I., Aaron fought with the Army of the Potomac, Ethiel in Co. C, 141st PA. V. I., was severely wounded at Gettysburg July 3, 1863, and died from effects of same. Comrade Ball has followed farming since the war near the old homestead up to spring of 1895 at which time failing health compelled him to lease the farm and retire to a more quiet life; he was elected in February, 1891, J.P. for a term of five years and his address is Litchfield, PA.
William Balmer (Pg. 1189)
Was born Feb. 16, 1821, at Hillsboro, North of Ireland. His parents, John and Elizabeth (Emerson) BALMER are both dead. He married, in 1842, Prudence (Emerson) BALMER, born in North of Ireland in 1819 and settled in Bradford county,PA., in 1852. His wife was the daughter of William BALMER and died in March, 1876, leaving issue, James, John, Elizabeth dec., Jane, Abbey, William, Henry and Mary. Comrade BALMER was a farmer in South Creek township, PA., when he enlisted at Elmira, N.Y., in 20th N.Y. Indp. Light Art. Sept. 16, 1864; he took part in the battles of Weldon R.R., Siege of Petersburg and was many days under heavy Artillery fire. After the battle of Weldon R.R. he was taken ill with chronic diarrhea and piles from which he has never recovered, and was confined in hospital three weeks at Harts Island, N.Y., in January, 1865. In February, 1865, he was transferred at City Point, VA., to 12th N.Y. Battery. Was captured after the battle of Weldon R.R. near Meads Station, VA., but immediately made his escape. He was honorably discharged at Albany, N.Y., June 14, 1865. He again married Dec. 17, 1892, Martha A. WENTWORTH born in Madison county, N.Y., Nov. 29, 1838, widow of William SAWDEY, by whom she had the following children-Ellen dec., Ella V., Wm., Asa, Geo. B., Fred, Frank and Jesse dec. Mrs. BALMER's brother, Robt. B. WENTWORTH, served three years in a Cav. Regt. Comrade BALMER, retired and disabled, is now living at Gillett, Bradford Co., PA., and has been postmaster. He is a member of Lieut. Eames Post, 582, G.A.R. of Gillett and his postoffice address is Gillett, Bradford Co., PA.
Lafayette A. Bates (Pg. 1190)
Is a native of New York State and began life in Chemung county Sept. 26, 1828. He settled in Bradford county in 1832 and was living at Canton at the time of enlistment Aug. 28 1862. He entered Co. C, 7th PA. Vol. Cav. at Harrisburg, PA., being at the time 35 years of age and engaged in active service at the battles of Murfreesborough and Stone River, Tenn., Shelbyville, Tenn., Rover, Unionville, Liberty, Snow Hill, Tenn., Chickamauga, Mission Ridge, and all the engagements of Atlanta Campaign. He also accompanied Wheeler's Raid, Gen. Kilpatrick's Raid around Atlanta, Wilson's Raid to Selma and Macon and capture of Jefferson Davis. June 26, 1863, at Shelbyville, Tenn., Comrade BATES had a horse shot from under him and was injured by horse falling on him; he escaped capture amid a volley of Rebel bullets. In February, 1864, he was furloughed thirty days at Pulaski, Tenn., and was honorably discharged at Nashville, Tenn., June 17, 1865. Comrade BATES is a son of Jon BATES, Jr., and Phoeba (Davis) BATES, both now dead; his uncles, Samuel and Calvin DAVIS, both served in United States Army, War of 1812, and both were captured and held as prisoners of war. He is a member of Ingham Post, No. 91, G.A.R. of Canton, and Encampment 48th U.V.L. He is at present engaged in farming and his post office address is East Canton, Bradford Co., PA.
James M. Beach (Pg. 1190)
Born June 29, 1844, at Troy, Bradford Co., PA., is the son of Ebenezer and Sarah (Kelly) BEACH, both deceased. His grandfather was one of the first settlers in the county. When the war broke out he left his trade, being a mechanic at Burlington and though but 18 years old, enlisted in Co. E, 141st PA, V.I., 1st Brig., 3d Div., 3d A.C., at Athens, PA., Aug. 16, 1862. He participated in the battle of Chancellorsville, where he was wounded by gunshot in left leg May 3, 1863, and was in hospital there one week. After this battle Gen. Birney, in recognition of acts of personal bravery, resolved to confer badges of honor on at least three from each regiment, to be known as the "Kearney Cross," a bronze Maltese cross suspended by a red ribbon, bearing the word "Chancellorsville." Comrade BEACH's name appears in Regt'l History as one whom the badge was presented by Major Gen. Sickles. Returning to service he fought at Fredericksburg, Gettysburg, Mine Run, Wilderness, VA., Spottsylvania C.H., North Anna River, Po River, Siege of Petersburg, Weldon R.R., Hatcher's Run, Charge on Ft. Steadman, final assault on Petersburg and Appomattox. He was promoted to Sergt. and Ord. Sergt., and was honorably discharged at Bailey's Cross Roads May 28, 1865. Alonzo BEACH of Co. E, 141st PA. V.I., wounded and died at Chancellorsville, and Horatio BEACH of 161st N.Y. Vols., who died in service, were brothers of our subject. Comrade BEACH married at Burlington, Sept. 8, 1868, Ella, born at Springfield, PA., daughter of Luther and Orvill (Phelps) FANNING. They have three children, Howard, Grace and Luther. He is a member of Gustin Post, 154, and is a wagon maker at Tray, Bradford Co., PA.
George Bennett (Pg. 1191)
Was born Dec. 28, 1834, in Albany twp., Bradford Co., PA.; he was a son of John and Hannah (Vargason) BENNETT, both of whom are deceased. Dec. 23, 1859, he was married to Phoeba J. SABIN at Front Run, Lycoming Co., PA. She was the daughter of Edward and Margaret (Wood) SABIN, both of whom are living. Their four children were born in the order named: George E., Mary E., Bertha J. and David L. Comrade Bennett was a farmer by occupation when the Civil war began and was 28 years old; he was enrolled as a private Aug. 7, 1862, at Towanda, PA., in Co. A, 141st PA. V.I., 1st Brig 3d Div., 3d A.C. Dec. 13, 1862, his arm was dislocated by a horse falling on him at Fredericksburg, VA.; this injury confined him Co. Qtrs. about one month. He did not take part in any battles as his service consisted of detached duty, serving from September, 1862, as teamster at Chain Bridge, D.C., two years and two months; he was honorably discharged May 28, 1865, at Bailey's Cross Roads, VA. His brother, Philip BENNETT, served from New York in the late war. Comrade BENNETT is a lumberman and his address is Foot of Plane, PA.
James W. Birney (Pg. 1192)
Was born in Wilmot twp., Bradford Co., PA., Feb. 22, 1844; he was a son of Clark and Sarah (Millhuish) BIRNEY, long ago deceased. His wife, whom he married Jan. 15, 1881, in Wyalusing, PA., is Augusta, daughter of John and Julia (Carman) VERBRYCK, both living; his wife was born Aug. 20, 1858, in Terrytown, Bradford Co., PA. Mr. BIRNEY was a farmer when he enlisted at the early age of 17 years, Aug. 18, 1861, at Towanda, PA.; he joined Co. G, 50th PA. V.I., 9th A.C. Sept. 17, 1862, he was wounded in right thigh at Antietam, MD., in consequence of which he was treated in hospital at Frederick City, MD., about four months. Dec. 19, 1863, he was again wounded at Knoxville, Tenn., by a gunshot in right elbow and was sent to hospital at that place for same about six weeks; he was honorably discharged Dec. 31, 1863, at Blaine's Cross Roads, Tenn., and re-enlisted in same command as a veteran. Aug. 19, 1864, he was wounded at Weldon R.R., VA., by gunshot in right foot and was treated for seven months; he fought, with his Regt., at Port Royal, 2d Bull Run., South Mt., Antietam, Fredericksburg, Jackson, Siege of Knoxville, Wilderness, VA., Cold Harbor, Siege of Petersburg, Weldon R.R., and considerable skirmishing, receiving an honorable discharge July 30, 1865, at DeLaney House, D.C., by S.O., No. 78. His brother, John B., served in 50th PA. V.I. and 8th U.S. Inf.; his wife's father, John VERBRYCK, served in Co. A, 141st PA., V.I. Comrade BIRNEY is a member of Jackson Post, 74, Wyalusing, PA.; he is living in retirement and his address is Sugar Run, PA.
Levi S. Blasdell (Pg. 1192)
Born Sept. 10, 1833, at Rush, now Jessup, Susquehanna Co., PA., is a son of Timothy S. and Patience (Dewers) BLASDELL, both deceased. He was a carpenter at Jessup, PA., when he enlisted Sept. 1, 1861, at Montroe, PA., in Co. D, 50th PA. V.I., 1st Div., 9th A.C., aged 28 years. In November, 1861, he was assigned to special duty in charge of a detail of workmen building docks at Hilton Head, S.C., and served two months; he was ill in a hospital at Beauford, S.C., with typhoid fever two months; from February, 1862; he was discharged from his enlistment at Blaine's Cross Roads, Tenn., Dec. 31, 1863, to re-enlist as a veteran in same Co. and Regt., and was absent 30 days at this time; he fought at Beauford, Port Royal, Pocotaligo, White Sulphur Springs, 2d Bull Run, Centerville, Chantilly, South Mountain, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Siege of Vicksburg, Jackson, Blue Springs, Siege of Knoxville, Wilderness, Ny River, and Spottsylvania, where he was captured May 12, 1864, and after being held at Andersonville and other prisons, was paroled and sent to Annapolis and exchanged at Baltimore May 5, 1865. Comrade BLASDELL was on board the "Winfield Scott" when ship wrecked off Cape Hattras, A.C., in 1861, during which time he sustained serious injuries which have disabled him for life. He was finally discharged at Harrisburg Nug. 30, 1865 (sic); he now has several valuable relics of the war, a Spanish stilletto found on Island No. 10, a rebel canteen made of red cedar captured from a rebel during the charge on Ft. Saunders, Knoxville, Tenn., Dec. 5, 1863, and a rebel pass issued by Major William Fergus to our Comrade; his grandfather, John BLASDELL, served in the War of 1812 and drew a pension. Comrade BLASDELL's first wife was Eliza CAMP, by whom he had one child, Eugene; she passed to her reward in 1860. He again married, July 4, 1866, at Rush, PA., Mary VAN DYKE, born at Hyde Park, Dutchess Co., N.Y., April 23, 1846, a daughter of William and Mary (Myers) VAN DYKE; her family were among the first settlers of Manhattan Island, along the Hudson river. Six children were born to this marriage, Hattie, Gertrude M., Grant C., William, Emeline and Elizabeth. Comrade BLASDELL is a member of Watkins Post, No., 68, Towanda, PA., which is his address.
John A. Bloom (Pg. 1193)
Was born Aug. 21, 1829, in Canton township, Bradford Co., PA., and was a son of Elisha and Bersheba (Blakeslee) BLOOM, deceased. He married, first Mary A. HOAGLAND, by whom he had these children: Rosalia died June, 1876; Carpenter J., Olive L. died Oct. 14, 1862, and Lelia died Oct. 7, 1862. Sept. 24, 1865, he was again married in Alba, Bradford Co., PA., to Mary HOLCOMB who was formerly married to Lewis M. LEONARD by whom she had one child, Frances E., now the wife of Wallace H. WILLIAMS. Mrs. BLOOM was born in LeRoy, Bradford Co., PA., Dec. 22, 1836. Her parents, Benjamin HOLCOMB and Louisa (Chaapel) is dead.. Three children have been born to this marriage: Alice M., Elisha L. and Nellie M. Comrade BLOOM enlisted July 25, 1862, at Canton, PA., when 33 years of age in Co. C, 132d PA. V.I., 2d Brig., 3d Div., 2d A.C. He was enrolled as Corp. and in due time was made Sergt., in 2d N.Y. Harris Lt. Cav. May 3, 1863, he was wounded at Chancellorsville, VA., slightly, by buckshot in right wrist. During this enlistment he took active part in the battles of Antietam, Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville; he was honorably discharged May 24, 1863, at Harrisburg, PA., at expiration of term and re-enlisted Sept. 17, 1864, in Avon, Livingston Co., N.Y., in Co. K, 2d N.Y. Harris L.C. During his second enlistment he participated in the engagements at Cedar Creek, Mt. Jackson, a Cavalry surprise in the field, Charlotteville, Columbia, Five Forks and Appomattox C.H., receiving his final honorable discharge June 5, 1865, at Alexandria, VA. His wife's brother, Ruch HOLCOMB served from PA., and died in service in March, 1865. Another brother, Guy served from PA. Her first husband, Lewis M. LEONARD served in Co. C, 132d PA. V.I., and was killed at Fredericksburg Dec. 13, 1862. Comrade BLOOM has been school director, Judge of elections of Canton township, he belongs to Ingham Post, 91, is a farmer and his address is East Canton, PA.
William Bostwick (Pg. 1194)
Son of Madison and Amanda (Griffis) BOSTWICK, deceased, was born April 1, 1840, at Bridgewater, Susquehanna Co., PA., and settled in Bradford county, PA., 1853. He was engaged in farming at Standing Stone, PA., and was so engaged when he enlisted at Towanda Aug. 5, 1862, joining Co. I, 141st PA. V.I., 3d Brig., 1st Div., 5th A.C., as 5th Sergt., but during his term of service was promoted to 2d Sergt. He was 22 years of age at the time of his enlistment and his services consisted principally of scouting, skirmishing, guard and garrison duty. In November, 1862, he was ill with rheumatism and a severe cold and was treated in the Company's quarters and was discharged Dec. 29, 1862, at Camp Pitcher, VA., on account of disability. His brother, George L. BOSTWICK, served in PA. Malitia. Comrade BOSTWICK was united in marriage at Standing Stone, PA., Oct. 30, 1873, with Esther VAN NESS born at that place May 25, 1849. His wife is a daughter of Hiram and Lodoiska (Huyck) VAN NESS, the former deceased. This union was blessed with five children, Amelia R., Elizabeth E., Jennie L., Esther H., and Willie who died Sept. 18, 1882. Sergt. BOSTWICK is a member of Stephens Post, 69, G.A.R., of Rome, PA., and is now engaged in farming in Bradford county. He has held the office of school director and assessor of Wysox and has been P.M. of Rummerfield, PA. His postoffice address is Wysox, Bradford Co., PA.
Henry H. Boughton (Pg. 1194)
Was born in Springfield, Bradford Co. PA., March 11, 1842, and was a son of James and Betsey (Symer) BOUGHTON, both now deceased; he was married Sept. 12, 1856, at South Creek, Bradford Co., PA., to Rosa McKAY, who was born in County Down, Ireland, Jan. 31, 1841; her parents, both now deceased, were John and Margaret (Parks) McKAY. By this marriage there is ten children, born in the order named, John, Sarah, Minnie, Mary, Silas, Myra, Nancy. Thomas, Myrtie, Andrew A., and Belle. Comrade BOUGHTON enlisted Feb. 2, 1864 at Binghamton, Broome Co., N.Y., at the age of 22 years, as a private, joining Co. D, 50th N.Y. V. Eng. Feb. 20, 1864, he was ill and confines in hospital at Elmira, N.Y., Washington, D.C., City Point, VA., and David's Island, N.Y., and was given a two months' furlough from the latter place Nov. 26, 1864. June, 1864, he was detailed at Petersburg, VA., to take charge of engineers tools for one month and as safe guard for two weeks. His services consisted of such as pertained to an Engineer corps, such as building fortifications, laying pontoons, &c. He was grated an honorable discharge June 13, 1865, at Ft. Berry, VA. He had four brothers in the service, Frederick in a PA., Regt., was wounded, Joseph who went out in a PA., Regt., was wounded, Nathaniel and William also in PA. Regts. His wife's grandfather, Hugh McKAY and Joseph PARKS served twenty-one years in the British army and each attained the Majorship: both were stationed at Bantry Bay on the French coast; and the latter was a pensioner from the parliament. Comrade BOUGHTON belongs to Ingham Post, 91, at Canton, PA.; he is by occupation a farmer and his postoffice address is Austinville, PA.
Lyman Boughton (Pg. 1195)
Has long been a resident of Bradford county, PA., born Feb. 22, 1837, in Columbia twp.; his parents, Daniel and Maria (Bailey) BOUGHTON, are no longer among the living. He was a farmer in South Creek twp., when the war broke out, and he enlisted Oct. 24, 1862, aged 25 years; he entered Co. G, 171st PA. Inf., 4th Brig., Spinola's Div., Army of the James, as a private, and participated in all the engagements and skirmishes in which his command took port (sic) during his term of service. Aug. 8, 1863, he was discharged from the first enlistment at Harrisburg, PA., and re-enlisted Sept. 9, 1864, at Elmira, N.Y., in 20th N.Y. Indp. Baty. Feb. 17, 1862, he was transferred at N.Y. Harbor to 12th N.Y. Indp. Baty., and March 7, 1865 was severely injured during Artillery drill, being ruptured near Patrick Station, VA.; he was detailed here as guard of supply train about two weeks in May, 1865, and was finally discharged June 14, 1865, at Albany, N.Y. He married Sept. 4, 1867, in Columbia twp., Bradford Co., PA., Cornelia ADAMS, born Oct. 24, 1849, at Eldred, McKean Co., PA.; his wife was the daughter of Levi and Eunice (Sturtevant) ADAMS, both deceased. This union resulted in five children, Nina, Grace, Arthur L., Ernest A. and Blanch. The brother of Comrade BOUGHTON, Lewis, was wounded in side by fragment of shell during the seven days' battle in front of Richmond, and his wife's brothers, Levi ADAMS, of Co. H, 33d N.Y.V.I., was killed at the battle of Salem Church VA., after his term of service had expired, and Francis M., of the 58th PA.V.I. were also in the service. Comrade BOUGHTON is a member of Lieut. Eames Post, 582, and is O. of D. He has been school director and is a farmer living in South Creek township; his P.O. address is Gillett, PA.
Joseph Boyce (Pg. 1196)
Son of David and Nancy (Keyser) BOYCE, both deceased, born Aug. 26, 1847, at Troy, Bradford Co., PA. He was married at Troy on Christmas Day, 1868, to Sarah E, WHEELER, born at Troy Nov. 28, 1851, daughter of Stephen and Sybil (Scott) WHEELER, the latter now dead. Eight children blessed this union, Eva, Hattie and Frank who have died, Newton, Clarence E., Jennie, Dewitt and Alice. At the age of 16 he enlisted Dec. 28, 1863, at Troy as a private in Co. F, 11th PA. Cav., Kautz Corps, Army of the Potomac. Was transferred February, 1864, at Williamsburg, VA., to Co. E, same Regt. and February, 1865, was Orderly on staff of Gen. Butler about a week, at Bermuda Hundred, VA. He took par in the battles of Bottom Ridge, VA., Stoney Creek, Flats Bridge, Garretts Station, Reams Station, (two engagements), Petersburg where he was seriously injured June 9, 1864, by falling from his horse during a charge on the enemy, and was treated for his injury in his quarters; Front of Richmond, Johnson's Farm, Deep Bottom, Five Forks, Dinwiddie C.H., Appomattox C.H., and some minor engagements and skirmishes; he was honorably discharged Aug. 29, 1865, at Philadelphia, PA. Comrade BOYCE's paternal grandfather took active part in the War of 1812. He has been chief of police of Troy about five years and is a member of Gustin Post, 154, having filled the office of O.D. and O.G. He is now a painter and finisher of Troy, Bradford Co., PA.
Ruggles K. Brooks (Pg. 1196)
Was born in Springfield, PA., Sept. 29, 1828, and was a son of Wakeman and Caroline M. (Rogers) BROOKS, both of whom are deceased. Oct. 19, 1862, he was married at Athens, Bradford Co., PA., to Sarah J. WARREN who was born at that place, May 13, 1843. Her parents, both dead, were Merchant and Adaline (Morton) WARREN. They have had six children, born in the order named: Elmer E., Caroline M., Charles W., Helen D., Susie M. and Anna J. Comrade BROOKS was a private in Co. K, 50th N.Y. Eng., and was enrolled Sept. 11, 1864, at Avon, Steuben Co., N.Y. His services consisted of such as pertained to an Eng. Corps. such as building fortifications, laying pontoons, etc. He was honorably discharged June 13, 1865, at Ft. Berry, VA., by S.O., No. 142, A. of P. His maternal grandfather, Dr. Ransom RODGERS, served in the Continental army during the Revolutionary war. A brother of Mrs. BROOKS, William WARREN, served in Co. I, 141st PA. V.I., was wounded with, loss of arm and died in service. Comrade BROOKS is a member of Ingham Post, 91. at Canton, PA.; his occupation is that of a farmer and his postoffice address is Alba, Pennsylvania.
Alonzo Brown (Pg. 1197)
Son of Nathaniel and Melinda (Baird) BROWN, both deceased, was born April 28, 1832, in Chemung county, N.Y. He married May 19, 1853, at Mills Port, Chemung Co., N.Y., Mary F. ADAMS, born April 10, 1836, at Danbury, Conn., a daughter of Aaron and Anna (Banks) ADAMS, both of whom are deceased. Three children were born to them, Maria, b. Aug. 9, 1855, died April 18, 1856, Charles O., b. June 22, 1858, and Edith May, b. March 20, 1869, dec. His wife died March 27, 1869. Comrade BROWN was a carpenter at Mill Port, N.Y., when he enlisted December, 1863, at Elmira, N.Y., aged 31 years; he entered Co. G, 50th N.Y. Eng. Inft., Eng. Brig., A.P., and fought at the battle of the Wilderness and all the engagements in which his Co. took part, during his term of service; but his duty consisted mainly of pontoon work, work on fortifications, &c. July 30, 1864, he entered hospital at City Point, VA., and was ill about four weeks with typhoid fever, and was convalescent for a long time. He received his discharge in June, 1865, at Elmira, N.Y., leaving the service as artificer. His brothers, Henry, of Co. F, 23d N.Y.V.I., and transferred to Baty. B, 4th U.S. Art., was killed at Antietam while defending his gun, and Charles W., of Co. I, 141st V.Y.V.I., also served in the war. Comrade BROWN married again Sept. 1, 1870, Alma E. BOUGHTON, born in Columbia twp., June 9, 1846, a daughter of Daniel and Maria (Bailey) BOUGHTON, both deceased. This union resulted in four children, Ida E., Lena, Etha and Leroy. Two brothers of his wife served during the war, Lyman and Lewis BOUGHTON; the latter in Co. C, 12th P.R.V.C., was seriously wounded at White Oak Swamp and discharged on account of wounds, re-enlisting as Corp. in Co. A, 1st N.Y. Vet. Cav. Comrade BROWN is past Q.M. Sergt. and Surgeon of Lieut. Eames Post, 582, at Gillett; he is a farmer living in Well twp. and his P.O. address is Gillett, Bradford Co., PA.
Calvin M. Brown (Pg. 1197)
Was born at Canton, PA., Nov. 17, 1834. He is the son of Orrin BROWN and Nancy (Wright) BROWN, the latter now deceased. Jan. 1, 1858, Miss Ellen ASHLEY became the wife of Comrade BROWN at Canton, PA. She is the daughter of Leonard and Mary J. (Wilber) ASHLEY, the latter still living, and was born at Sylvania, Bradford Co., PA., June 22, 1842. They have had issue four children, Jennie R., Harry O., Charles C. and Edward W. Comrade BROWN enlisted Sept. 15, 1864 at Avon, N.Y., in Co. K, 2d N.Y., Harris' Light Cav., being then 29 years of age. His service consisted of scouting and skirmishing all through the Shenandoah Valley. He was wounded Nov. 22, 1864, at Mount Jackson, VA., by gunshot in lower jaw and left forearm and was confined in hospitals in Winchester, VA., Baltimore, MD., and Philadelphia, PA., seven months for treatment of wounds. Was furloughed at Baltimore, MD., 30 days February, 1865, and was honorably discharged at Philadelphia, PA., June 19, 1865, on account of wounds. His brothers, Clark C. BROWN of Co. K, 2d N.Y. Harris Light Cav., and Rufus G. BROWN of Co. C, 106th PA. V.I., and a brother-in-law, John ASHLEY, from PA., who was wounded in service, captured and held five months, all served in the war. Mrs. Ellen BROWN is a member of W.R.C., No. 148, of Canton. Comrade BROWN is a member of Ingham Post, 91, Canton, and is a farmer at Canton, Bradford Co., PA. He left the service with the rank of Corporal.
Eben Brown (Pg. 1198)
Was born at Manchester, Wayne Co., PA., April 5, 1821, and settled in Bradford county, in 1851. When the war broke out he was employed as a cooper at Athens, but enlisted May 31, 1861, in Co. F, 6th PA. V.R.C., 3d Brig., 3d Div., 6th A.C., as a private but was discharged Aug. 20, 1861, at Camp Tannellytown, D.C., on account of physical disability. He re-enlisted Nov. 17, 1863, at Towanda, PA., in CO. F, 49th PA. V.I. His battle list includes Rapidan Station, Wilderness, Spottsylvania, North Anna River, Cold Harbor, Winchester, Cedar Creek, Charge on Ft. Steedman, and final assault on the lines at Petersburg, and he was honorably discharged at Hall's Hill, VA., July 15, 1865. He married Aug 5, 1881, at Terrytown, PA., Susanna ALBERT born Jan. 18, 1835, in Monroe county, PA., a daughter of Henry and the late Barbara (Hanna) ALBERT, and widow of James W. VAN AUKEN, by whom she had the following children, Alice, Ida, Edgar, Abbie, Katie, Deborah, James W., Jr., Louisa and Albert who died July 7, 1866. Comrade BROWN had been previously married to Rachel TANNER and also had nine children, William A., Marcus, George, Francis M., Job, John, Helen, Frances and Martha BROWN. His brothers, William BROWN of N.Y., and John BROWN of the 10th N.Y. Regt., who was killed May 31, 1862, at Fair Oaks, were also in the service, and his wife's brother, William ALBERT, who served in U.S. Art., lost his arm at Malvern Hill, was transferred to Invalid Corps and served till the close of the war. Comrade BROWN is a member of Watkins Post, No. 68, of Towanda, and is still living in retirement at Standing Stone, Bradford Co., PA.
George W. Brown (Pg. 1199)
Was born in Wyoming county, PA., Nov. 19, 1843, and settled in Bradford county, PA., in 1850. He was married July 17, 1870, in Luthers Mills, PA., to Emily MOREHOUSE, who was born in Burlington, PA., Sept. 10, 1852. His wife's father, now deceased, served in the late war from PA. Mr. BROWN's parents were Barker and Elizabeth (Setzer) BROWN; the former living, the latter deceased. Three children were born to Mr. and Mrs. BROWN: Lizzie B., Joseph B. and Robert M. Comrade BROWN was a farmer and was but 17 years old when the war broke out; he enlisted Sept. 14, 1861, at Burlington, PA., as a private in Co. E, 52d PA. V.I., 1st Brig., 2d Div., 5th A.C. In the fall of the 1861, he was confined in hospital at Camp Curtin, Harrisburg, PA., about four weeks with diarrhea. He took part in battles of Yorktown, Williamsburg, Fair Oaks; and several others; he was honorably discharged Feb. 28, 1863, at Hilton Head S.C., his term of enlistment having expired. Comrade BROWN is a member of Nelson Post, 504, and he is at present engaged in farming. His address is Mountain Lake, PA.
Humphry Brown (Pg. 1199)
Son of Oliver and Mary (Wall) BROWN, dec., was born Dec. 4, 1832, in Wyalusing, Bradford county, PA. Jan. 10, 1866, he was married to Orris BROWN at Towanda, PA. His wife was born Feb. 28, 1848, in Franklin township, Bradford Co., PA. Her parents, Burton and Eva (Brazell) BROWN are dead. Their six children are: Mary, Oliver P., Burton, Olive M., Elizabeth and Alice E. He was formerly married to Cynthiana ROBERTS. Mr. BROWN was a farmer when he enlisted April 1861, at Harrisburg, PA., when 28 years old. He was enrolled as a private----was later made Corp.----of Co. K, 25th PA. V.I. 2d Brig., 1st Div., 9th A.C. His term expiring, he was honorably discharged August, 1861, at Harrisburg, PA., and re-enlisted Nov. 4, 1861, at the same place in Co. I, 50th PA. V.I. May, 1864, he was detailed as ward master at Little York, PA., in hospital about two months. Sept. 30, 1864, he was wounded at Prebles Farm, in left leg, which resulted in the loss of that member; he was captured the same day and was held in Libby prison; was then paroled and sent to Annapolis, MD., where he was treated for wound five months; he was held a prisoner for seven days, during which time he had his leg amputated. May, 1864, he was furloughed for thirty days and was honorably discharged March 16, 1865, at general hospital, Philadelphia, PA. He took part in the engagements at Pocataligo, Bull Run, Chantilly, South Mt., Antietam, Fredericks, Vicksburg and Jackson. His great grandfather, Capt. Thos. BROWN, served in the Revolutionary war. Mrs. BROWN's first husband, Johial VAN SCHOOCER was a soldier in Co., E, 63d N.Y. V.I., and died in service. Our subject had five brothers in the army: Jonathan in Co. A, 141st PA., V.I., was wounded and captured. Allen in 188th N.Y. V.I., Harry in Co., E, 52d PA., V.I., Hiram in 8th ILL. Cav., and Perry in 53d PA. V.I. Of his wife's brothers, N.B. served in Co. A, 141st PA.V.I., Edgar served in Co. G. 50th PA. V.I., was wounded, Perry in Co. A, 141st PA. V.I., and Dwight in 87th PA. V.I., was also wounded in service. Her father, Samuel ROBERTS served in 141st PA. V.I. Our subject's grandfather, Humphry BROWN served in PA. State Militia. Comrade BROWN is a charter member of Nelson Post, 504, he is a retired farmer and may be addressed at Franklin Dale, PA.