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Son of Peter and Mary (Primmer) Cole, both now deceased, was born in Rensselaer county, N. Y., Feb. 19, 1831. At the time of his enlistment, however, he was living in Troy, New York, and was enrolled Sept. 25, 1862, in Troy, when 31 years of age; he joined Co. K, 93rd N. Y. V. I., 2d A. C., as a private and rose to the rank of Corp. And Sergt. In Sept., 1862, he was detailed$at Antietam, Md., as Hd. Qtrs. Guard for Gen. McClellan, and served in this way about six months. In Dec., 1862, he was obliged to see hospital rest and care, being confined in Washington, D. C., and Baltimore, Md., with typhoid fever. Nan. 1, 1863, he was furloughed from Baltimore, Md., for thmrty days and was renewed for thirty days. His services consisted of Guard duty at McClellan's and Burnside's Head Quarters and he was honorably discharged March 1, 1863, at Albany, New York. His father, Peter Cole, served in the War of 1812. A brother, James R. Cole, served in Co. H, Troy, N. Y., Blackhorse Cav. His wife's great grandfather, Daniel Rowe, and six of his sons, served in the War of the Revolution. Our subject married Feb. 26, 1853, in Albany, Y. Y., Dulcenia M. Rowe, who was born June 22, 1836, in Stephentown, Rensselaer county, N. Y.; her father, Dryden S. Rowe, is still living, but her mother, Charlotte W. (Kinney) is deceased.M By this marriage there were eight children, Minnie I., who died Sept. 23, 1876, Frank A., Lillian M., Charles D., Allie B., George H., Clarence and Lottie M. Comrade Cole is at present engaged in farming and his address is Mitchell's Creek, Pa.
Amos D. Colegrove
Born Mar. 24, 1843, in Middlebury township, Tioga county Pa., was a son of Henry B. and Anna (Fox) Colegrove, both deceased. Cinderella Harris, who became his wife, July 1, 1866, in Middlebury, Pa., was born July 15, 1849, in West Union, Steuben county, N. Y., and was the daughter of Jackson Harris, who has passed away. Three children have been born to Mr. Colegrove and wife, Lena, who died April 13, 1881, Prudence A. and Mary A. Comrade Colegrove enlisted from Troy, Bradford county, Pa., at the age of 20 years as a private Feb. 26, 1864; he was enrolled in Co. C, 7th Pa. V. C. Jan. 1, 1865, he was confined in hospitals at Nachville and Gallitan, Tenn., five months with lung trouble and acute inflammation of liver; he was detailed at Gallitan hospital as cook in the post hospital about one month; he also participated in the engagements of Big Shanty, McAffee's Cross Roads, Noonday Creek, Flat Rock, Front of Atlanta and Kilpatrick's Raid through Georgia; he was granted an honorable discharge May 27, 1865, at Gallitan, Tenn. The subject of htis sketch received honorable mention for conspicuous gallantry and bravery at the battle of Lovejoy Station, Ga., Aug. 20, 1864. A brother, Hiram L. Colegrove, served in the late war, a member of Co. D, 136th Pa. V. I. and Co. C, 7th Pa. V. C. Comrade Colegrove was a charter member of Alfred Toles Post, 320, at Little Marsh, Pa., in which he was Chap.; he now belongs to Gen. Mansfield Post, 48; he was also census enumerator of Middlebury township, Tioga county, Pa., in 1890, is by occupation a farmer and may be addressed at Mansfield, Pa.
Henry B. Colegrove
Was born April 25, 1832, in Troupsburg, Steuben county, N. Y., and is a son of Thomas and Pollie (Brightman) Colegrove, both deceased; he was married May 1, 1852, in Lawrenceville, Pa., to Susan Terrell, born in Owego, N. Y. Her mother, Nancy (Nelson) is deceased. Six children have blessed this marriage, Helen L., Sarah, Mary, Adelbert, Kate and Delos. Comrade Colegrove enlisted June 29, 1863, at Harrisburg, Pa., at the age of 32 years, in Co. K, 35th Pa. State Militia, 2d Brig., 1st Div., 5th A. C. He was enrolled as a private and was promoted to Corp. And Co. Commissary; he was honorably discharged from this enlistment Aug. 7, 1863, at Harrisburg, Pa., and re-enlisted Aug. 31, the year following, in Co. H, 189th N. Y. V. I. With his regiment he participated in the engagements of Hatcher's Run, Willis Farm, Boydton Plank Road, Gravely Run, Five Forks and Appomattox C. H., and was mustered out of service at Washington, D. C., May 30, 1865; he had two brothers in the late service, John N. in Co. H, 45th Pa. V. I., was wounded in service; and Willitt S. in2d N. Y. C. A half-brother of his wife, Theodore Beacon, served in Co. A, 136th Pa. V. I., and was killed Dec. 13, 1862, at Fredericksburg, Va. Comrade Colegrove is P. P. C. and Chap. Of Phil. Holland Highways, School director of Lawrence township, he is at present engaged in farming with address at Lawrenceville, Pa.
A son of Israel and Elizabeth Conn, both now deceased, was born in Lycoming county, Kpa., Jan. 12, 1823. Catherine Trixeler, whom he married at Williamsport,M Pa., in 1844, was e daughter of Peter and Mary Trixeler, both deceased, and pessed to her reward in 1864, leaving five children, Margaretl Thomas (who served during the late war and died in front of Petersburg, Va., in the spring of 1865, of typhoid fever-, William, Mary and George. In 1867 he was again married at Williamsport, Pa., to Fannie Brown, who passed away March, 1869, by whom he hed two children, Annie and Malinda. Comrade Conn enlisted Feb., 1864, at Williamsport, Pa., at the age of 44 years as a private, joining Co. K, 188th Pa., V. I., 24th A. C. Sept., 1864, he was confined in hospital at Point of Rocks, Va., then at Hampton, Va., about four months, suffering with diarrhea and typhoid fever. In the spring of 1865, he was detailed at Hampton, Pa., on provost duty about two months. He fought at Wilderness, Spottsylvania C. H., Cold Harbor, Petersburg, Weldon R. R., and several skirmishes, receiving an honorable discharge Dec. 14, 1865, at City Point, Va. A brother of his wife, John Trixeler, also served in the late war. Comrade Conn is past S. V. C. of King Bros. Post, at Liberty, he has retired from business and may be addressed at Liberty, Pa.
Was born June 19, 1822, at Wellsboro, Pa., the son of Amos and Parmelia (Kilbourn) Coolidge, both deceased. His father was one of the earliest settlers of Wellsboro, and became one of the leading business men, helping to build up the place, and with his wife, aiding in the establishment of the first Methodist church in the town. April 22, 1861, when 39 years of age, Comrade Coolidge enlisted as a private in Co. H, 6th Pa. R. V. C., or 35th Pa. V. I., 3d Brig., McCall's Div., 5th A. C. He was wounded, July 1, 1862, at Harrison's Landing, in the mouth by a gunshot, and was sent to the hospital, remaining three weeks; was again wounded at the Wilderness, May 6, 1864, by a gunshot through hip, and remained about three weeks in the hospital at Washington, D. C., in consequence. An honorable discharge was given him at Harrisburg, Pa., June 11, 1864, having participated in the battles of Drainsville, Harrison's Landing, 2d Bull Run, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Gettysburg, Mine Run, and Wilderness. Comrade Coolidge belongs to Geo. Cook Post, 315, is a farmer, and his P. O. address is Wellsboro, Tioga county, Pa.
Son of Jason and Maria (champlain) Cooper, deceased, was born in Grand Isle county, Bt., Oct. 22, 1826, and settled in Tioga county, Pa., in 1844; he was married at Hornby, Steuben Co., N. Y., Feb. 19, 1850, to Amanda Suydam, born at that place Feb. 13, 1829, of parents, Cornelius and Deborah (Marble) Suydam, deceased. Six children were born to this marriage, William H., Harvey N., Mary J., Ella M., Alvira and Marcelia. Comrade Cooper was 37 years of age when he enlisted Aug. 9, 1864, at Chatham, Pa., in Co. G, 207th Pa. V. I., 2d Brug., 3d Div., 9th A. C., as a private. Sept., 1864, he was in hospital at Harrisburg, Pa., two weeks with lung trouble and diarrhea; was transferred to Little York, Pa., for two weeks with same complaint; he took part in the battle of Hatcher's Run and considerable picket and guard duty, receiving his honorable discharge Feb. 15, 1865, at Hancock Station, Va., on surgeon's certificate of disability; his father, Jason Cooper, and his grandfather, Merrill Cooper, served in the War of 1812. A brother, Robert, served in Co. D, 45th Pa. V. I. Two brothers of his wife, William and Isaiah served in the late war; both served in 2d O. V. I. Comrade Cooper belongs to R. P. Babcock Post, 258, he has been pathmaster of Westfield, Pa., is by occupation a farmer and his address is Cowanesque, Pa.
Born in Potter county, Pa., Jan. 10, 1844, is the son of Casper and Mary (Westfall) Cooper, the father being now deceased. In 1854 he settled in Tioga county, Pa. July 10, he was united in marriage, at Elkland, Pa., to Mary Ellsworth, born July 8, 1846, in York State. They have six children, Joseph J., Jennie, Kittie B., Nellie L., Lillian and Blanch B. The parents of Mrs. Cooper were George and Catherine (Teil) Ellsworth, deceased. Mr. Cooper was first married to Julia Simpson, who died in 1882. Their children were: Mary R., James W., Orria D. and Charles F. Our Comrade enlisted at Owego, N. Y., where he was then living, when 18 years of age, on the 10th of July, 1863, as a private in Co. B, 21st N. Y. V. C. At Charlestown, W. Va., during the month of August, 1863, he was injured by being thrown from his horse. He was confined in the hospital at Annapolis, Md., during the month of April, 1865. In July, 1864, on Hunter's Lynchburg Raid, he was captured, was taken a prisoner, first to Lynchburg, Va., Andersonville, Ga., then to Macon, Ga., and Savannah, Ga., about nine months in all, when he was paroled and sent to Annapolis, Md. June 19, 1865, he was honorably discharged, having taken part in the battles of Piedmont, W. Va., Lynchburg, Va., and was captured, closing his military record. His step-father, Frederick DeGroat, of Co. B, 21st N. Y. C., was captured and held at Andersonville, Ga. An uncle, Charles Westfall, was a member of the same Co. Mrs. Cooper's first husband, Dennis Shelley, was a member of Co. B, 114th N. Y. V. I., and died from army exposure. Our Comrade is a laborer and resides at Elkland, Tioga county, Pa.
A son of Gideon and Elizabeth (Westfall) Cortright, both deceased, was born in Owego, Tioga county, Pa., N. Y., Jan. 15, 1832, coming to Tioga county, Pa., in 1855; Aug. 31, 1853, he was married in Liberty twp., Tioga Co., Pa., to Jane McCracken who was born in Warren county, N. J., Dec. 12, 1825; her parents, both now deceased, were Thomas and Rachel (Baird) McCracken. Four children have been born to this marriage, three of whom are now deceased: Gideon dec., Annie E., William J. dec., and Matthias dec. Sept. 1864, while engaged in farming in Liberty township, Tioga county, Pa., at the age of 32 years, he responded to his country's call for help, enlisting from Harrisburg, Pa., as a private in Co. E, 207th Pa. V. I., 2d Brig., 3d Div., 9th A. C. April 2, 1865, he was wounded in right shoulder in front of Petersburg fy fragment of a shell; for this wound he did not enter a hospital but remained with his regiment and was excused from duty; April, 1865, he was detailed near Berksville, Va., as a safe guard at Mrs. Agnew's plantation about three weeks; he also fought at Fort Steedman, March 25, 1865, front of Petersburg April 2, 1862, and several skirmishes; he was honorably discharged from service May 31, 1865, at Alexandria, Va. A brother, James, served in the late war in Co. B, 7th Pa. Cav. His wife had the following brothers in the war: Charles H. in Co. I, 62d Pa. V. I., was wounded and taken prisoner at Wilderness; he was confined in Andersonville, Ga., and Salisbury, enduring the hardships of prison life until Oct., 1864, when death released him; Benner in Co. H, 67th Pa. V. I., was taken prisoner at Winchester, confined in Libby and Belle Isle prisons three months; and James and George W. members of Co. D, 98th Pa. V. I. Comrade Cortright is a member of King Bros. Post, 288, and is engaged in farming near Liberty, Pa., at which place he may be addressed.
Born Nov. 13, 1845, at Chatham, Tioga county, Pa., where he enlisted March 28, 1864, when but 16 years of age, as a private, in Co. L, 2d Pa. V. C. He received a gunshot in his right leg, at Jerusalem Plank Road, Va., July 12, 1864. He was cared for in the hospital at City Point, Washington, and Little York, all together about ten months, after which, he was given a furlough for thirty days. From Little York, he was given his final discharge, May 24, 1865, having taken part in the engagements at Spottsylvania, Wilderness, North Anna River, Cold Harbor, Siege of Richmond. He had two brothers in the service, Moses, in Co. L, 2d Pa. V. C., and John in Co. A, 136th Pa. V. I., who died at Fredricks City, Md., in Sept., 1862. His grandfathers, Charles Costley and Reuben Cook, served in the War of 1812, the latter drew a pension. Nov. 22, 1892, at Elmira, N. Y., he was married to Christina Marmore, who was born Dec. 18, 1872, in Germany, and daughter of charles Marmore. Mr. Costley's parents were Levi and Betsey (Cook) Costley. He is a member of Kellogg Post, No. 84, Dept., Wisconsin, G. A. R. He is a farmer and lives at Academy Corners, Tioga county, Pa.
Son of Thomas anc Charlotte (Snoad) Coveney, neither of whom are living, was born in Richmond township, Tioga county, Pa., Sept. 1, 1841; he was married Oct. 1, 1868, in Mansfield, Pa., to Abbie Slingerland, who was born in Mansfield, pa., Nov. 25, 1849; her father George Slingerland is dead, but her mother, Martha (Catt) is still living. No children have been born to Comrade Coveney and wife. Comrade Coveney enlisted at the age of 20 years Nov. 20, 1861, at Covington Pa., as a private in Co. L, 7th Pa. V. Cav. July 18, 1862, he was taken prisoner at the battle of Murfreesboro, Tenn., by Gen. Forrest and held at McMinnville three days when he was paroled, sent to Annapolis, Md., and exchanged in Nov. 1862; he was honorably discharged from first enlistment at Huntsville, Ala., re-enlisting as a veteran in old command thus obtaining a veteran's furlough at Harrisburg, Pa., of thirty days Dec. 20, 1863. In Jan. 1864, he was detailed at Nashville, Tenn., as provost guard at Brig. Hd. Qtrs., about one and a half years; he participated in the engagements of Stone River, Sparkesville, Columbia, Shelbyville, Chickamauga, scouting and skirmishing with guerrillas all through middle Tennessee; he was honorably discharged Aug. 23, 1865, at Macon, Ga., by G. O. No. 94, W. D. Comrade Coveney is part O. of G. of Gen. Mansfield Post No. 48, and his wife is an active worker in Gen. Mansfield W. R. C., at which she has been guard, he is a farmer by occupation with address at Mansfield, Pa.
Maj. Gen. Robert C. Cox,
Born Nov. 18, 1823, in Fairfield township, Lycoming county, Pa., became a resident of Tioga county, Pa., in the following year, and married there, April 7, 1846, at Liberty, Lydia A. Wheeland, a native of that place, born Aug. 11, 1827, the daughter of George and Mary K. (Palmer) Wheeland, both deceased, as are also the parents of Gen. Cox — William and Hannah (Corson) Cox. To their marriage was born these children: Henry C., Mary E., died Sept. 11, 1892, and Carrie M., died Feb. 24, 1890. Nov. 18, 1862, Comrade Cox — then 39 years of age — enlisted, with the rank of Major, in the 171st Pa. V. I., 3d Brig., 4th Div., 18th A. C. In Feb. Of the year following, he was detailed by Gen. John G. Foster, to go North to Tioga, Bradford and Lycoming counties, Pa., for the arrest and collection of deserters, and to bring them to the front. From this enlistment he was discharged at Harrisburg, Pa., Aug., 1863, but re-enlisted Sept. 28, 1864, from the same city, in 207th Pa. V. I., in which command he was promoted to Col. And to Brig. Gen. He fought at Blunt's Creek, N. C., Fort Steedman, Va., and in the final assault at Petersburg, Va., receiving an honorable discharge at Harrisburg, Pa., June 15, 1865; his son — Henry C., served also in the 207th Pa. V. I., as did three brothers of Mrs. Cox; Geo., Charles and Wm. Wheeland — the latter was wounded and died in the service. Gen. Cox holds a Maj. Gen.'s Commission, on parchment, for meritorious conduct in front of Petersburg, April 2, 1865, signed by Andrew Johnson, president of United States, and Edwin M. Stanton, secretary of War. The following is a list of the Commissions now held by General Cox, which in themselves form the record of a useful and honorable life: Commissioned Brigadier Inspector with rank of Major July 18, 1854 to 1859; then as Brigadier Inspector June 6, 1859, to June, 1864; then Justice of the Peace Feb. 28, 1862, to continue to Feb. 28, 1867; was commissioned Major of the 171st Regiment Pennsylvania Vol., Nov. 18, 1862; and to Colonel of the 207th Pa. Vol. Sept. 28, 1864; then as Brevet Brigadier General Apr. 9, 1865; was commissioned Post Master at Liberty, Tioga county, Pa., April 13, 1869; elected Treasurer of Tirga county, Pa., Oct., 1869; was commissioned Major General of National Guard of National Guard of Pennsylvania June 6, 1871; three commissions as Prothonotary and clerk of the Court of Tioga county, Pa., Nov. 13, 1872; three commissions as Prothonotary and clerk of the Court of Tioga county, Pa., Dec. 14, 1875; fifteen commissions as Prothonotary and clerk of the Court of Tioga county, Pa.; of three years each, to 1894. His father was a soldier in the U. S. army during the War of 1812. Gen. Cox is now Property Trustee of Geo. Cook Post, 315, of which he is also a charter member, and his post office address is Wellsboro, Tioga county, Pa.
George D. Crandal, M. D.
The subject of this sketch was born Feb. 20, 1843, in Pike township, Bradford county, Pa., and was a son of Edward Crandal deceased, and Mary E. (Bosworth) still living, coming to Tioga county, Pa., in 1871; he was married Nov. 27, 1872, at Blossburg, Pa., to Annie Hoyt who was born in Nelson, Tioga county, Pa., Nov. 15, 1850; her father, David Hoyt is still living (1894), but her mother, Sarah (lugg) is dead. They have had one daughter, Vera, who was born Nov. 10, 1877. Comrade Crandal was a student when he entered the service, of his assailed country in July, 1862, at Pike, Bradford county, Pa.; he was enrolled in Co. B, 141st Pa. V. I., 3d Brig., 2d Div., 3d. A. C. as a Corp. And rose to the rank of 2d and 1st Lieut. He was transferred in 1863 to Co. B, 10th La. V. of A. D. He was in patent office hospital Washington, D. C., eleven months with sickness and was afterwards detailed as wound dresser and nurse. In 1863 in Philadelphia, Pa., and re-enlisted the following year at Goodrich Landing, La., in Co. B, 10th La. Vol. Of A. D. He was detailed on staff of Gen. F. M. Crandal, commanding Brigade from 1864-6; he participated in the engagements of Goodrich Landing, Columbia Cross Roads, Jackson, Yazoo and Alexandria, receiving a final honorable discharge as 1st Lieut. In 48th U. S. Inf., Jan. 4, 1866, at Baton Rouge, La. He had two brothers in the war, Chas. H., as Capt. Of Co. C, 11th La. C. T.; and Fredrick M. as Adjt. Of 33d Ill. V. I. and is now Brev.-Lieut.-Col. Of 48th U. S. Inf., stationed in Arizona. Mrs. Crandal had a half-brother, Waldo M. Whitehead, killed in action at the first battle of Bull Run. Comrade Crandal has been health officer of Blossburg five years; is now surgeon in charge of College State Hospital at Blossburg, and surgeon of the Tioga Div. Of the N. Y. L. E. and W. R. R. He is a member in good standing of Brown Post, 171, is a physician and surgeon at Blossburg, Pa., wlere he is prominent in the medical faculty.
Rev. Calvin H. Crowl
A son of Joel and Roxlania (Field) Crowl, both of whom have passed away, was born in Delmar township, Tioga county, Pa., Sept. 11, 1836. Maria Moyer, who became his wife Nov. 20, 1859, in Delmar township, Tioga countyl Pa., was born at that place Nov. 28, 1836, of parents Frederick and Charity ,Ostrander) Moyer, now deceased. Comrade Crowl enlisted in defence of his assailed country, Sept. 11, 1864, at the age of 28 years; he was enrolled at Harrisburg, Pa., in Co.H, 207th Pa. V. I., 2d Brig., 3d Div. 9th A. C., as a private and was subsequently promoted to Corp. April 12, 1865, he was sick and in hospital at City Point, Va., about one week with chronic diarrhea; the following month was sick with cholera about three days at Alexandria, Va. In Dec. 1864, on the march of Nodaway Creek in Front of Petersburg, Va., Comrade Crowl by reason of over marching, produced verecose veins of both lower limbs; his battle list includes Bermuda Hundred, Hatcher's Run, charge on Ft. Steedman and final assault on the lines at Petersburg. The close of the war brought his honorable discharge May 31, 1865, at Alexandria, Va. A brother, Zenas, served from Pa. A brother of his wife, Eli served in Co. K, 207th Pa. V. I., and was killed April 2, 1865, in front of Petersburg, Va. Comrade Crowl is past Adjt. Of Capt. E. R. Backer Post, 616 of Rossville and was Char. Of Ingham Post, No. 91, at Canton, Pa., he is a clergyman and may be addressed at Rutland, Pa.
Sergt. Thomas Cruttenden
Was born in Richmond township, Tioga county, Pa., Feb. 20, 1843, and was a son of Lewis Cruttenden deceased, and Ann (Waters) still living (1894). Oct., 1865, he was married in Richmond, Pa., to Sarah Graves who was born in Smithfield, Bradford county, Pa., in 1846. Her parents, both still living, are Truman and Loisia (Randall) Graves. The children born to this union are Nettie, John, Lewis, Robert C., Mable, Reuben and Frankie. Comrade Cruttenden enlisted June 29, 1863, at Tioga, Pa., in Co. K, 35th Pa. State Militia in the Emergency Call to repel Lee's invasion of Pennsylvania, and was discharged Aug. 9, 1863; he re-enlisted Aug. 27, 1864, in Tioga, Pa., at the age of 20 years, and was enrolled in Co. K, 207th Pa. V. I, 2d Brig., 3d Div., 9th A. C., as a private, being promoted to Sergt. He was captured April 2, 1865, in front of Petersburg, Va., being held onthe field about twenty minutes when he escaped. He fought at Black Water, Charge on Ft. Steedman, final assault on the lines at Petersburg; the remainder of his service he was employed in scouting, skirmishing, guard and garrison duty. He was granted a final honorable discharge May 31, 1865, at Alexandria, Va. A brother, William served in 210th Pa. V. I., and was wounded in service. Comrade Cruttenden has been pathmaster of Richmond township, Tioga county, Pa., and is Surgeon of Gen. Mansfield Post, 48; he is by occupation a farmer with address at Mansfield, Pa.
John F. Dailey
John F., son of Nathan Dailey deceased, and Susan (Smith) living, was born March 23, 1840, in Tioga township, Tioga county, Pa.,; his wife, Ruby A. Van Deren, to whom he was married July 24, 1864, in Mansfield, Pa., was born Sept. 25, 1839, in Lawrenceville, Pa., a daughter of Abram C. and Hanna (Eames) Van Deren, both deceased. No children have been born to this marriage. Mrs. Dailey is a charter member and an active worker in Gen. Mansfield W. R. C., No. 6, Dept. Of Pa., and is past S. V. P., also Chap of the Corps. Comrade Dailey enlisted April 20, 1861, in Tioga, Tioga county, Pa., at the age of 21 years joining Co. G, 1st Pa. Rifles Bucktails 1st Brig., McCall's Div., 5th A. C. At the battle of the Wilderness May 7, 1864, he received a gunshot in right shoulder; for this wound he was confined in hospitals at Washington, D. C., Baltimore, Md., Little York, Pa., and Harrisburg, Pa. One month. He took active part in the battles of Drainsville, New Creek, Hunter's Mill, Mt. Jackson, Cross Keyes, Gaines Hill, Malvery Hill and the Wilderness, receiving an honorable discharge June 11, 1864, at Harrisburg, Pa. Comrade Dailey is a member of Gen. Mansfield, Post 48, in which he is P. S. V. C. O. of D and O. of G.; he is by occupation a farmer and may be addressed at Mansfield, Pa.
A native of Dublin, Ireland, born Aug. 15, 1848, was a son of Edward and Catherine (Burns) Dalton, both of whom are living (1894). He settled in Tioga county, Pa., in 1874, and was married here Sept. 29, 1877, at Mansfield, Pa., to Rena Brown who was born at Bar Harbor,Me., of parents, John W. and Martha (Ober) Brown, both deceased. They have one son, James C. Comrade Dalton enlisted when but 16 years of age Sept., 1864, at Syracuse, N. Y., as a private in Battery G, 3d N. Y. L. A., 18th A. C., and was made Corp. Later on. He took active part in the battles of Ft. Fisher, Kinston, Goldsboro; the remainder of this service consisted of scouting, skirmishing, guard and garrison duty, receiving an honorable discharge July 3, 1865, at Syracuse, N. Y., his grandfather, Edward Dalton served in the European Wars; his wife's great-grandfather, Simion Milliken served in and drew a pension for his services. A brother, James Dalton, servedin 112th N. Y. V. I. during the late war. Three brothers of his wife were in the same service, Benjamin F. in Co. G, 57th Pa. V. I. died in service; Justus in Co. H, 1st N. Y. L. A., died in service; and A. J. Brown in Co. F, 11th Pa. V. Cav. Comrade Dalton is a traveling salesman and his postoffice address is Mansfield, Pa.
H. F. Daniels, Jr.,
Was born Feb. 26, 1841, in Chatham township, Tioga county, Pa., where he was living at the time of his enlistment July 1, 1863, at Harrisburg, Pa., in Co. G, 35th Pa. Vol. State Militia, as sergeant, when he was 22 years old: he did scouting skirmishing, guard and garrison duty, but was discharged Aug. 7, 1863, at Harrisburg, Pa., by order of the Governor of that state. Mr. Daniels was married, July 14, 1866, at chatham, Pa., to Jeruslia L., daughter of Benjamin and Jeruslia (Lee) VanDusen, deceased. To them were born: Ned, Bertha E., Ben and George H. Mrs. Daniels; brothers, Charles H. and Daniel L., served from Pa., also B. B. VanDusen, in Co. G, 207th Pa. V. I., and the maternal grandfathers of both Mr. and Mrs. VanDusen, served in the U. S. Army, War of 1812, being pensioners of said service. Comrade Daniels has been treasurer and clerk of Deerfield township, and is Past Com. Commander and Adjt. In James Howland Post, No. 508, is a carmer and lives at Academy Corners, Tioga Co., Pa.
Sergt. Chauncey F. Dartt,
A son of J. Marshall and Clarissa (Woodin) Dartt, both deceased, was born in Dartt Settlement, Tioga county, Pa., Nov. 2, 1842; he enlisted June 19, 1863, at Wellsboro, Tioga Co., Pa., at the age of 20 years, as a private in Co. A, six months' Pa. V. I., 2d Div., 3d Brig., 9th A. C. Sept. 1863, he was in Camp Curtin Hospital at Harrisburg, Pa., with jaundice and chronic diarrhea about one month'; his term expired Jan. 9, 1864, and he was honorably discharged at Harrisburg, Pa., re-enlisting Aug. 25, 1864, at Charleston township, Tioga county, Pa., in Co. K, 207th Pa. V. I., and was promoted to Regtl. Commissary Sergt. April 2, 1865, in the charge on lines at Petersburg, Va., he received gunshots under right shoulder and back, in consequence of which he was in hospitals at city Point, Va., and Mt. Pleasant, Washington, D. C., on month. During his first enlistment he was furloughed from Harrisburg, Pa., in July, 1863, for eighteen days. In May, 1865, he was detailed at Harrisburg, Pa., as clerk in Commissary of muster's office for one week; he took active part in the engagements at Bermuda Hundred, charge on Ft. Steedman and final assault on the lines in front of Petersburg, receiving an honorable discharge May 24, 1865, at Harrisburg, Pa. His paternal great grandfather, Col. Justus Dartt served in the Revolutionary War and settled in Tioga county, Pa., in 1808 at what is now known as the Dartt settlement in Charleston township; his wife's paternal and maternal great-grandfathers, Stephen Hurlbutt, and Thomas Weeks, both served in the Revolutionary War; the former was killed in service; and the latter was a Captain in service, under whom her grandfather, Elijah Weeks, served. A brother, George S. Dartt, served in a Cav. Command from Pa. An uncle, B. S. Shipman, served as Maj. Of 7th Pa. V. Cav. A brother of his wife, Parmenio G. Hurlbutt served in Co. G, 207th Pa. V. I. Jan 14, 1880, Comrade Dartt was married in Chatham township, this county, to Amelia Hurlbutt born in Cayuga county, N. Y., July 6, 1851; her father, Lyman Hurlbutt is deceased, but her mother, Sarah (Weeks) is still living (1894). Three children have blessed this marriage: Nina, John G. and Ada. Comrade Dartt is by occupation a farmer and his address is Wellsboro, Pa.
Lieut. T. J. Davies
Is of Welsh parentage, and was born in Blossburg, Tioga county, Pa., the son of Thos. D. and Elizabeth (Jones) Davies, who emigrated to this country from Carmarthenshire, Wales, Great Britain, in 1841, locating in Blossburg. The mother died Jan. 9, 1887, the father Dec. 21, 1891. Sept. 18, 1861, Lieut. Davies at the age of 18, enlisted in Co. G, 45th Pa. Vol. Inf., 9th A. C., as a private, was later promoted to Corp., Sergt., Ord. Sergt. And Lieut. At the battle of South Mountain Sept. 14, 1862, he received a severe shell wound in the head, fracturing the skull; was treated for same in Patterson Park Hospital, Baltimore, Md., three months; rejoined his Regt. At Fredericksburg, Va., Dec. 13, 1862; he shared with his command all the privations and hardships of the East Tennessee Campaign, in the retreat from Loudoun to Knoxville, and fought through the battle of Campbell Station, Dec. 31, 1863, at Blaines Cross Roads, Tenn., he was discharged by reason of re-enlistment as Vet. In his old command, and was soon after granted a furlough of 30 days at the expiration of which he rejoined his Regt. At Harrisburg, Pa., from whence it proceeded to Annapolis, Md., where the 9th A. C. was rendezvoused for re-organization during the month of March, 1864. An incident that occurred during the Battle of the Wilderness May 6, 1864, is deemed worthy of mention in connection with the personal history of Lt. Davies; he was serving as Sergt. At the time. On the afternoon of May 5, 1864, while hotly engaged, the 45th Pa. In obedience to orders from Col. John I. Curtin, Commanding Brig., sprang forward and successfully charged the enemy's line in their front, who were partially entrenched, capturing about 150 prisoners (who were immediately sent to the rear) but being unsupported in their advanced position they were soon subjected to a severe raking fire from their right flank which compelled their retirement in considerable disorder. While hastily reforming a short distance in rear of their original position in the line and in response to the frequent cries and orders of "rally on the colors" and "rally on the flag," Sergt. Davies and Capt. R. G. Richards struck up the old Army song called the "Battle Cry of Freedom"; they were immediately joined by others of the Co. And Regt., there in the gloom of that dense forest amid the din of battle, rattle of musketry and shouts of officers, with zipping, whistling rebel minnies making a discordant and unpleasant accompaniment they sang those inspiring words "We'll rally round the flag boys, rally once again, &c," and as they resumed their former position in the line under a withering fire, the 36th Mass. Regt. Of their Brig. Connecting on the left, joined in the chorus with a vim until the woods fairly echoes the grand sentiment — "The Union forever, Hurrah boys, Hurrah &c." At this juncture there seemed to be a pause in the Confederate fire; they were evidently astonished by the strange sounds at such a time, but it was of brief duration; maddened at the intrusion or the sentiment of the song, they resumed their firing with savatge energy and both lines rapidly settled down to the deadly work in hand. The loss of the Regt. In this engagement was killed and mortally wounded 34, wounded 102, missing 7, total 143. On June 1st, 1864, near Bethesda Church, Va., he was again wounded in the face by a spent ball causing a painful wound, notwithstanding which he remained with his command and fought with them at Bethesda Church and Cold Harbor on June 2d and 3d following. June 24, 1864, in front of Petersburg, Va., he was again wounded in the face, the ball laying bare the bone from right eyebrow to right ear; was sent to Harwood Hospital Washington, D. C., for treatment. He was promoted to 2d Lieut. By commission dated Jan. 24, 1865. April 2, 1865, in the final assault at Petersburg he was in command of Co. D, of his Regt., and while defending the portion of works, was again (this the fourth time) wounded in right wrist, for which he was treated in Hospital at City Point, Va., and was present there when President Lincoln made his tour around the Hospitals. A leave of absence for 80 days was given him from here. June 12, 1865, he was made a member of General Court Martial three weeks. A final discharge was given him at Alexandria, Va., July 17, 1865, by G. O. No. 162, Hd. Qtrs., Dept. Of Washington, D. C., dated June 30, 1865. He was present and participated with his command in the following general engagements: South Mt., Md., Fredericksburg, Va., Siege of Vicksburg, Jackson, Blue Springs, Lenoir Station, Campbell Station, Siege of Knoxville, Wilderness, Spottsylvania C. H., North Anna River, Bethesda Church, Cold Harbor, Assault, Siege and capture of Petersburg. Jan. 14, 1868, at Covington, Pfa., he married Jane L. Davis, born Feb. 14, 1844, in Covington township, the daughter of David S. and Mary (Rees) Davis, natives of Wales, both dec. Their children are Harriet E., Elizabeth J., Edith May., John R., M. Gertrude, William L. and Albert Verne. An only brother, John, served in Co. G, 149th Pa. V. I., and was killed at Gettysburg, July 1, 1863. Lieut. Davies has for several years been a member of the Board of Education in his District. Is past Lieut. Col. Of Encampment No. 105, U. V. L., and by appointment made A. D. C. on national staff, same organization, is engaged in farming and may be addressed at Cherry Flatts, Tioga county, Pennsylvania.
George J. Davis
Son of George W. and Mercy (Childester) Davis, deceased, was born in Corning, Steuben county, N. Y., Sept. 24, 1847, and settled in Tioga county, Pa., in 1857. Aug. 30, 1867, he was married at Woodhull Steuben county, N. Y., to Juliette Lane born in Brookfield, Pa., April 26, 1847, a daughter of Stephen and Jane A. (George) Lane, deceased. One child has been born to them, George N. Comrade Davis enlisted at Philadelphia, Pa., Feb. 24, 1864, at the early age of 16 years as a private in Co. L, 2d Pa. V. C.; Sept., 1864, he was attached in camp in field, Bat. I, 1st U. S. Art., about ten months; he also took part in the battles of Rapphannock Station, Wilderness, Spottsylvania C. H., Cold Harbor, Siege of Petersburg, Mary's Church, Todd's Tavern, Reams Station, South side R. R., and was honorably discharged July 17, 1865, at Cloud's Mills, Va. Her maternal great grandfather, George served in the Revolutionary War; his wife's grandfather LeRoy served in Co. A, 1st Pa. Rifles, Bucktails, was wounded, captured and died in hospital after being held prisoner three months. Comrade Davis has been school director of Brookfield, Tioga county, Pennsylvania, one term, he is by occupation a farmer and his address is Cowanesque, Pa.
Was born Feb. 15 1832, in Gaines, Tioga county, Pa., the son of Sylvester and Catherine (Benn) Davy, both now deceased. July 4, 1856, he was married in Scio, Allegany county, N. Y., to Sarah, daughter of Hosea and Fanny (Ellsworth) Cross, both deceased, and was born in Otego county, New York. They have had two children, Esther A. and Norman C. Comrade Davy enlisted Feb. 26, 1864, at Westfield, Pa., as a private in Co. F, 2d Pa. H. Art. And Dec. 16, 1864, at Philadelphia, Pa., by S. O. No. 85, A. G. O. he was transferred to 85th Co., 2d Bat., V. R. C. June 3, 1864, at the battle of Cold Harbor, Va., he was wounded by fragment of shell in small of back; June 17, 1864, in front of Petersburg, Va., he was again wounded by gunshot in left arm; he was taken to hospital and was treated for wounds at City Point, Washington, D. C. and Philadelphia, Pa., six months. At the time of his enlistment, a Rebel bullet struck and split his canteen, passing through his haversack and lodged half way through a copy of the New Testament, thus saving his life; he was furloughed at Philadelphia, Pa., Nov., 1864, to come home for ten days to vote; he fought at Wilderness, Spottsylvania, North Anna River, Cold Harbor, and Siege of Petersburg, receiving his honorable discharge nov. 21, 1865, at Philadelphia, Pa., by G. O. No. 155, War Dept. His brother, Eli C., served in 2d Pa. V. C. His wife's maternal grandfather, Arthur Ellsworth served in the Revolutionary War and drew a pension. A brother, George Cross, served in a N. Y. Regt. Comrade Davy has been school director of Westfield, he belongs to R. P. Babcock Post, 258, Westfield, Pa., and is engaged in farming at Westfield, Pa.
Jeremiah V. Decker
Was born May 8, 1841, in Erin, Chemung county, N. Y., and was a son of Benjamin and Rebecca (Van Gorder) Decker, both of whom have passed away; he married Sept. 15, 1869, in Corning, N. Y., Margaret Couch who was born in Tioga County, Pa., in 1843; her father, Clem Couch is dead, as is also her mother, Hannah Couch. Two children have been born to this marriage, Hannah A. E. and Effie A. Comrade Decker was living in Horsehead, Chemung county, N. Y., at the time of his enlistment which occurred June 15, 1863, at that place when 22 years of age, he was enrolled in Co. D, 14th N. Y. V. H. A., 3d Div., 9th A. C., as a private. June 18, 1864, he was stricken with typhoid fever and cared for in hospital at Washington, D. C., about three months after which he was furloughed for thirty days. In March, 1865, he was detailed in front of Petersburg, Va., as provost guard at Gen. Tidball's Hd. Qtrs., one month; his battle record is: Wilderness, Spottsylvania, C. H., North Anna River, Cold Harbor, Siege of Petersburg, Hatcher's Run, charge on Ft. Steedman, and the final assault on the lines in front of Petersburg. The war having come to a close, he was honorably discharged Sept., 1865, at Rochester, N. Y. His great grandfather, Warren Swartwood served in the Revolutionary War and his widow drew a pension. A brother, Jacob, served in the late war in Sheridan's Cav. A brother of his wife, George, also served in a Cav., Corps. Comrade Decker is a member of H. C. Ackley Post, he is an engineer and his address is Sabinsville, Pennsylvania.
Lieut. Gerould D. Denison
Enlisted at 26, from Wellsboro, Pa., Feb., 1863, as Ord. Serg't of Co. A, 1st Bat., Pa. V. I. On the expiration of his term of enlistment Jan., 1864, he was discharged at Harrisburg, Pa., re-enlisting in February of the same year at Wellsboro, Pa., in Co. A, 187th Pa. V. I., where he was promoted to 2d Lieut.; he fought at Petersburg, Va., in the charge on Fort Hell, and at Weldon R. R., where he was discharged Sept. 1864, by S. O. War Dept. Lieut. Denison was born in Charleston township, Tioga county, Pa., March 20, 1837, the son of William W. and Julia (Catlin) Denison, both passed away. In his native place, Feb. 18, 1863, he married Alma M. Wade, born in Orleans county, N. Y., March 13, 1844, the daughter of James and Anna (Van Kirk) Wade, neither of whom are living. They have these children, Anna, Nora L., and Julia S. Comrade Denison belongs to Geo. Cook Post, 315, is a farmer, and has been county Commissioner of Tioga county, for three years; he may be addressed at Wellsboro, Tioga county, Pa.
Sergt. William E. Deming
Son of Samuel and Electa (Dickinson) Deming, the former deceased, the latter still living, was born in Jackson Township, Tioga county, Pa., Sept. 7, 1844. He married July 4, 1866, in Lawrence township, this county, Helen J. Andrews who was born in Binghamton, Broome Co., N. Y., Feb. 19, 1846; her parents, Levi and Phylena (Cary) Andrews, are living. By this marriage there are six children, Charles L., Albert U., Lizzie B., Winfred W., Riley E. and Lulu A. Comrade Deming enlisted in the late war Oct. 9, 1861, at Philadelphia, Pa., when but 16 years of age in Co. G, 58th Pa. V. I., 3d Brig., 1st Div., 18th and 24th A. C. He was enrolled as a private and won successive promotions to Corp. And Sergt. Dec. 29, 1863, he was transferred at Little Washington, N. C., to Co. E, 58th Pa. V. I., and was honorably discharged to re-enlist as a veteran in Co. E, 58th Pa. V. I. June 16, 1864, he was injured by concussion of shell in front of Petersburg; he was twice furloughed; in June, 1864, he was furloughed in front of Petersburg, for thirty days, and in June, 1865, was again furloughed for 30 days. He took part in the battles of Black Water, Siege of Suffolk, Gum Swamp, Sandy Ridge, Kinston, Batchlors Creek, N. C., Little Washington, Cold Harbor, Siege of Petersburg, Ft. Harrison and Charles City Cross Roads. He was honorably discharged Aug. 9, 1865, at Stanton, Va., by S. O., 428, W. D. A. G. O. Our subject has a relic of a ten thousand dollar confederate bond with smxty-one coupons attached; his father, Samuel Deming served in the N. Y. N. G., as Lieut. For a number of years. A brother, Charles W. served in Co. D, 16th Pa. V. Cav., was captured Nov. 29, 1863, at Mine Run, and died in rebel prison at Belle Isle, Va., April 4, 1864. Corp. Charles W. Deming Post, 476, of Millerton, Tioga county, Pa., is named in honor of this brother. A brother, of his wife, Charles E. Andrews served in Co. C, 24th N. Y. V. Cav. Comrade Deming is a member of Corp. C. W. Deming Post, 476, he has been S. V. C., and Adjt., he is by occupation a farmer and his address is Somers Lane, Pa.
Cornelius S. Dibble
Is a son of Charles M. Dibble, still living, and Phoeba (Tuttle) now deceased, and was born March 26, 1843, in Union township, Tioga county, Pa. He married Feb. 9, 1867, in Union township, this county, Angeline Stratton; she was born Dec. 25, 1839, in Columbia county, Pa., a daughter of David and Sarah (Ent) Stratton, deceased. Comrade Dibble was by occupation a farmer when the late war began; he was enrolled Oct. 4, 1861, at Canton, Pa., at the age of 18 years as a private in Co. C, 106th Pa. V. I., 2d Div., 2d A. C., and Dec. 21, 1863, he was transferred near Culpeper, C. H., Va., to Bat. F, 1st Pa. L. A. Dec., 1863, he was furloughed for thirty days, returning to command near Culpeper, C. H., Va. He was again furloughed in Dec., 1864 for 10 days and returned at expiration of time to Petersburg, Oct. 18, 1863, he was detailed at Bull Run, Va., to serve in Bat. F, 1st Pa. L. A., about two months; also in Sept., 1862 at Smoketown hospital to nurse his brother, William A.; his battle list includes York town, Fair Oaks, Peach Orchard, Savage Station, White Oak Swamp, Malvern Hill, 2d Bull Run, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Gettysburg, Wilderness, Spottsylvania C. H., Cold Harbor, Siege of Petersburg, and several skirmishes, receiving an honorable discharge June 10, 1865, at Harrisburg, Pa. His brother, Wm., who served in Co. C, 106th Pa. V. I., was seriously wounded in hip Sept. 17, 1862, at Antietam and died of wounds Oct. 11, 1862, at Smoketown hospital; his remains were taken to his home for interment. Comrade Dibble is a member of Ingham Post, 171, he is by occupation a farmer, and has been supervisor and may be addressed at Ogdensburg, Pa.
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