||Presidents, Soldiers & Statesmen
LXVIII PRESIDENTS, SOLDIERS, STATESMEN.
ANDREW J. DICKINSON,
Son of George W. and Rebecca (Smith) Dickinson, the former deceased; the latter living, was born Jan. 17, 1847, in Middlebury, Tioga county, Pa., and still resided there at the breaking out of the late Rebellion; he enlisted Feb. 20, 1864, at Wellsboro, Pa., when but 17 years of age in Co. M, 11th Pa. V. Cav., as a private, being promoted to Bugler. In 1865 at the battle of Didwiddie C.H., Va., he received a gunshot in back of neck for which he was treated in field Regtl. Hospital a short time; he participated in the battles of Weldon R. R., Jarrett's Station, Petersburg, Reams Station, Stoney Creek, Malvern Hill, Jerusalem Plank Road, Richmond. Charles City Cross Roads. Darbytown, Seven Pines, New Market Heights, Five Forks and Appomattox C.H., participating in last charge Apr. 9, 1865, and receiving an honorable discharge July 17, 1865, at Richmond, Va. His grandfather, Arnold Dickinson, and the grandfather of his wife, Alexander McArthur, both served in the War of 1812; his father, Geo. W. Dickinson, served in the late war, a member of Co. H, 45th Pa. V.I., and died at Washington, D. C., in 1862. A brother of his wife, Alexander, served in Co. A, 141st Pa. V.I., and was wounded at Gettysburg. Another brother, Parshall, served in 50th Pa. V. I., as Regtl. Q. M. was wounded at Antietam from the effects of which he died shortly after. March 23, 1867, he married in Keeneyville, Tioga Co., Pa. Mira Keeney who was born in Middlebury, Pa., July 1, 1846; her father, Elijah Keeney, is deceased, as is also her mother, Lucy (McArthur). Four children have been born to this marriage, Arthur A., Angie E., Grant W. And Ezra A. Comrade Dickinson is a member of Alfred Toles Post, 320, he is a farmer with post-office address at Crooked Creek, Pa.
MAJ. ARNOLD DICKINSON
Entered the service at 16, as a private in Co. H, 6th Pa. V. R. C., Pa. V. I.. McCall's Div., 5th A. C., but was later promoted to Corp. and to Major for meritorious service in Louisiana, in surprising Maj. Ratliff's rebel camp and capturing him and five of his command, for which S.O. No. 16, was issued and read to every Command in Trans. Mississippi Dept. His commission, however, from Gov. Morgan of N.Y., did not reach him until after his term of service had expired. He enlisted from Wellsboro, Pa., –a resident of Middlebury township - April 22, 1861, and during the same year was in the hospital at Harrisburg, Pa., about a month with measles; was captured at Charles City Cross Roads, June 29, 1862, held on the field and robbed of his watch and $400, wounded by a bayonet thrust in left hand, and, after his release, sent to the hospital at David's Island, N.Y., where he remained about 3 months, excepting a furlough of 30 days in July; he was discharged from his first enlistment at Cam Pierpont, near Washington, D.C., Jan., 1862, for disability, re-enlisted Feb. 15, in, and recruited for, the unexpired term, Co. I, 1st N.Y. V. I.; was again wounded at Chancellorsville, May 3, 1863, by a gunshot in left leg just above the ankle, and was discharged from his second enlistment, in June, at Steuben county, N.Y., immediately re-enlisting in Co. G, 2d N.Y. Vet. Cav. During May, 1865, he was detailed at Talladega, Ala., as Commissary of subsistence, for the poor of four counties, was on duty about six months, and in the spring of 1865 was sent from Talladega, in charge of guard for Army Pay-master – Maj. Canby —for one month, and was finally discharged at Talladega, Jan., 1866; he fought at Drainesville, Seven Days before Richmond, Chantilly, on duty herding stock at Morganza Bend, La., dislocating right knee from which he has been a lifelong sufferer; and on the Raid to cut the Mobile & O.R.R., at Meridan, Fort Blakely, and Spanish Fort. Maj. Dickinson was born May13, 1844, in Steuben county, N.Y., the son of Arnold and Elizabeth (Miller) Dickinson, both deceased; he settled in Tioga county, Pa., in 1860, and married at Wellsboro, Sept. 16, 1873, Mary J. Adams, born June 10, 1845, at Seein Mills, Ireland, the daughter of Robert and Susan (Harkness) Adams, both deceased. They had had these children: Susie M., John H. and Gertrude E. Maj. Dickinson is a charter member of Geo. Cook Post, 315, Wellsboro, Pa., and his wife is an active worker in the W. R. C., and a member of Geo. Cook Corps, No. 88, Dept. of Pennsylvania, Wellsboro, Pa. He is Court Janitor for Wellsboro, Tioga county, Pa., where he may be addressed.
HIRAM L. DICKINSON
Was born in Bath, Steuben county, New York Feb. 7, 1843; he was living in Addison, Stueben county, N.Y., at the time of his enlistment, Aug. 6, 1862, at Elmira, as a private , in Co. G, 107th N.Y. V.I., 2d Brig., 1st Div., 12th and 20th A.C., and was 19 years of age; he was furloughed from Washington, D.C., mn the fall of 1862, for thirty days. For one month in the winter of 1864, he was in the hospital at Chattanooga, Tenn., suffering with meesles. At Elmira, N.Y., he was honorably discharged on the 5th of June, 1865; he took part in the battles of Antietam, Resaca, New Hope Church, Kenesaw Mt., Peach Tree Creek, Ga., Atlanta and considerable skirmishing, guard and garrison duty; he married Ursula Saxbury, the daughter of Adam and Rosetta (Wing) Saxbury, whose home was at`Chatam, Tioga Co., Pa., where their marriage occurred, April 28, 1880. He was formerly united to Clarissa Taft, and this union was blessed with two children: Mary and Frank. His brother, Samuel, served and was wounded in Co. I, 86th N.Y. V.I., and Edward, in Co. G, 107th N.Y.V.I., dying at Atlanta, Ga., while in the service. The half-brother of his wife Cornelius Saxbury, fought in Co. I, 45th Pa. V.I., being killed at Antietam, Sept. 17, 1862. The father of soldier and of soldier's wife, Samuel Dickinson and Adam Saxbury, served in the U.S. Army, War of 1812, both being granted a land warrant. Comrade Dickinson is a charter member in James Howland Post, No 508, and has held the office of S. and J.V.C. His occupation is`farming and his address is Acadamy Corners, Tioga county, Pa.
A son of Martin and Anna (Hoover) Deitshe, both deceased, was a native of Baden, Germany, where he was born May 15, 1835. While living in his native land he served in the 2d Regt. Of German Lancers. He came to this country and settled in Tioga county, Pa., in 1866 having previously married, July 15, 1854, Theresa Hosp. She was also a native of Germany born in Baden, Aug. 14, 1825, a daughter of Joseph and Farina (Colburner) Hosp. Three children were born to this marriage, Louise dec., Basil dec., and Carrie. Comrade Deitshe was following his trade as a carpenter when he decided to enter the service of his assailed country at the age of 38 years Nov., 1861 at New Philadelphia, Ohio. He was enrolled in Co. G, 51st O.V. I., Gen. Wilson's Div., Army of the Cumberland, as a private, being promoted to Corp. and Sergt. He participated in the battles of Bowling Green, Chattanooga, Perryville, Stone River, and an expedition near Nashville, Tenn., (where he received a gunshot wound in leg) and numerous skirmishes and minor engagements. Comrade Dietshe was a brave soldier, at the battle of Stone River where a hand-to-hand conflict ensued he bayoneted five or six of the enemy before he was rendered senseless by a thrust in the forehead with a musket in the hands of a Confederate; he also received a gunshot wound in head; he was confined in hospital at Nashville, Tenn., about three months with dropsy. Comrade Dietshe served on the police force at Blossburg Borough for two years; he belongs to Brown Post, 171, G.A.R., is an invalid and may be addressed at Blossburg, Pa.
GEORGE W. DIMMICK
Was born April 27, 1833, in Shipping, Tioga county, Pa., and was a son of Paul N. and Sarah (Furman) Dimmick, both deceased. His first wife, Caroline Hotchkiss died Dec. 31, 1873, leaving five children: Charles E., Milton G., Orville H., Myrtie J. and Clarence E.; his second wife, Julia Broughton, whom he married Dec. 25, 1879, in Wellsboro, Pa., was born in Shipping Twp., Tioga county, Pa., a daughter of Horace and Sarah (Sligh) Broughton, deceased. No children have been born to this marriage. Comrade Dimmick enlisted Feb., 1864, from Shipping Twp., Tioga county, Pa., at the age of 32 years as a private in Co. C, 187th Pa. V.I., 1st Brig., 1st Div., 5th A.C. as a private. In Aug., 1864 he was in hospital at Beverly, N.J.. About five months with chronic diarrhea and piles; he was furloughed in Nov. of the same year from Beverly, N.J., for thirty days; he took part with his Regt., in the siege of Petersburg, charge on Ft. Petersburg, June 18, 1864, and Front of Petersburg. He was granted an honorable discharge Aug. 23, 1865, at Harrisburg, Pa. His uncle, David Dimmick served in the War of 1812. His wife's grandfather, Nathan Broughton served also in the War of 1812. A brother, Charles D. Dimmick served in the late war, e member of Co. K, 207th Pa., V.I. A brother of his first wife, D. H. Hotchkiss was a member of Co. G, 45th Pa. V.I., and was severely wounded in arm. Comrade Dimmick has been supervisor of highways, school director and twp. Collector of Shipping twp., Tioga county, Pa., he is engaged in farmingM and his address ins Ansonia, Tioga county, Pa.
Son of Richard and Mary (Norget) Dix both deceased, was born May 23, 1822, in Boughton Turf England and settled in Tioga county, Pa., in 1867; he was married July 13, 1846, in Leeds, Greene county, N.Y., to Jane Brando who was born at that place April 15, 1825; her father, Peter Brando is dead, as is also her mother, Betsey (Ackley). They have one son, George E. Comrade Dix enlisted Sept., 1864, at Elmira, N.Y., at the age of 43 years, joining Co. D, 14th N.Y.H.A., as a private. In the winter of 1864-5 he was sick in Co. quarters at Fort Steedman, about six weeks with erysipelas; and was also treated in Qtrs., in the spring of 1865 he was detailed in the field as artisan in Art. Brig., about two months. His services consisted principally of guard and garrison duty and he was honorably discharged June 8, 1865, at Elmira, N.Y. His first wife's maternal grandfather, John Ackley, served in the Revolutionary War; a cousin, Peter Ackley, served in the Mexican War. She had two brothers in the late war, Jackson in a N.Y. Regt., died in service; and Nelson in Co. C, 50th N.Y. Eng. Comrade Dix is a member of Capt. E.R. Backer Post, 616, in which he is Chap., he is by occupation a shoemaker and may be addressed at Rutland, Pa.
ANDREW M. DUNHAM,
A native of Knoxville, Pa., was born Nov. 11, 1840, and enlisted at Elmira, N.Y., Sept. 21, 1861, as second sergeant, in Co. F, 86th N.Y.V.I., 1st Brig., 1st Div., 3d A.C.; he was promoted to first sergeant, and withM his command took part in Second Bull Run, Fredericksburg, Gettysburg, Wildernews and Chancellorsville, where he was captured and held by Jackson, about six hours, when he was recaptured; he was diwcharged from first enlistment Jan. 21, 1864, by reason of re-enlistment as a veteran volunteer, January 21, 1864. August 1, 1863, at Elmira, N.Y., he was placed on recruiting service roll, and stationed at Woodhull, N.Y., for about eight months when in May, 1864, he was detailed as chief messenger in provost marshal general's office for fifteen months. Comrade Dunham was detailed as special guard at the execution of the conspirators of the assassination of Pres. Lincoln at Washington, D.C. He was finally discharged at this place, Aug. 14, 1865, Eunice, daughter of Calvin and Elsie (George) DeForrest, became his wife Sept. 3, 1870, at Westfield, Pa. One child, May, was born to them; he is past post commander in James Howland Post, No. 508, is a clerk, and resides at Knoxville, Tioga Co., Pa.
Whose parents, Asa and Jane (Eaton) Dyke, are deceased, was born in Vermont Oct. 2, 1828. He came with his parents to Tioga Co., Pa., in 1833 and was married here Nov. 20, 1849, to Sadilla Culver who was born Dec. 24, 1829, in Charleston, Pa. She was the daughter of Asahel and Phoebe (Lane) Culver, neither of whom are living. To this marriage have been given three children. Alzina F., Freeman A., and Eva J. Comrade Dyke was engaged mn farming when he entered Co. K, 207th Pa, V.I., 2d Brig., 3d Div., 18th A.C. Sept. 18, 1864 while guarding a fort on the main line at Bermuda Hundred, he was injured, and taken to hospital at Point of Rocks, Va., and at Fort Monroe, Va., rejoining his Regt., in Dec.; he was then sent to City Point hospital and thence to Chestnut Hill hospital Philadelphia, Pa, receiving his honorable discharge from the latter place June 7, 1865. He was constantly under fire while on picket line in front of Bermuda Hundred. An uncle Elijah served in the War of 1812. Two brothers of his wife were also in the volunteer service, Permenus in 6th Pa. Regt., died of wounds received in battle; and V.S. in Co. I, 45th Pa. V. I., was wounded at Wilderness. Comrade Dyke is a member of Gen. Mansfield Post, 48, he receives a pension, is by occupation a farmer and may be addressed at Mansfield, Pa.
PROF. ARTEMAS EDWARDS
Enlisted at Elmira, N.Y., March 27, 1864, as a private in Co. I, 161st N.Y.V.I., Gulf Div., 19th A.C. He was then 20 years of age, and his home was at Jasper, Steuben Co., N.Y. In the summer of 1864, he was in the hospital at Vicksburg, Miss., suffering with chronic diarrhea and typhoid pneumonia. In July he was given a furlough for thirty days from the hospital, but the time was extended another thirty days. In 1865 he was on special duty for six months in Mobile, Ala., as active hospital steward, and also had charge of the U.S. Arsenal. In Aug., 1865, he was transferred to Co. B, 161st N. Y. V. Batl; he received his final discharge Nov. 17, 1865, at Tallahatchee, having taken part in the Red River expedition, and patrolling the Mississippi River; his great-grandfather, Perry Edwards, served in the French and Indian war, also in the Continental Army, during the Revolutionary War; his wife's great-grandfather, Amos Northrop, also served in the Revolutionary War. Mr. Edwards was born Oct. 31, 1843, at Norwich, N.Y., and is a son of Andrew and Sarah (Brookins) Edwards, both parents being deceased; he was twice married, his first wife being Maria Brown. Their children are Edith M., Paul J. and Fred E. Aug. 30, 1881, Prof. Edwards married May Northrop; her parents were George and Ellen (DeWolf) Northrop, the former is still living. Two children, George A. and Helen M., were born to this union. Mrs. Edwards is county President of the W.C.T.A., and state superintendent of Scientific Temperance Instruction. Prof. Edwards is a member of A.J. Sofield Post, No. 49, he is superintendent of the Osceola Schools, Tioga Co., Pa.
JOHN W. ELLIOT
Was born July 15, 1840, in Tully, Onondaga county, N.Y., is the son of William and Catharine (Store) Elliot, both parents deceased. On the 13th of June, 1861, at Ithaca, N.Y., he was married to Matilda Shaw, born Aug. 4, 1842, at Newfield, Tompkins county, N.Y. Four children were born to this union, namely: William H., Edwin W., Frank B. and Augusta. Mrs. Elliott's parents, Benjamin and Phoebe (Beach) Shaw, are deceased. Mr. Elliott was living at Elmira, N. Y., at the time of his enlistment, Dec. 10, 1863, at the age of 23. He enlisted at Washington, D.C., in Co. A, 50th N.Y., Engineers; he was afterwards promoted to artificer. At Front Petersburg, Va., in Aug., 1864, he veceived a gunshot wound in head, and the next month was granted a furlough, for 20 days; he had on e brother, William C., who served in the 76th N.Y.V.I. His wife had three brothers in the service, Horace, in 1st N.Y.V.C., Henry, in Co.,A. 109th N.Y.V. and Edwin W., in Co. H, 107th N.Y.V.C., died in the service in April, 1863, at Hope's Landing, Aqua Creek, Va.; her maternal grandfather tookdpart in the Indian War and was killed in the Wyoming Massacre. Her grandfather, David Beach, served in the War of 1812 and was a pensioner of said service. Comrade Elliott is officer of the day in A.J. Sofield Post, No. 49; is a Military Historian for the house of H.H. Hardesty & Co., and resides in Osceola, Tioga county, Pa., where he settled in 1877.
Was born in Ulysses, Potter county, Pa., Dec. 18, 1846, and is the son of Chauncey and Jalima (Morris) Ellsworth. The father is still living. In this county, Jan., 1866, he married Clarissa White, born in Steuben county, N.Y., in 1849; her parents were Joshua and Sarah (Stenison) White, both deceased. Six children were born to their union: Mary, Rosie B., Arthur E., Alice M., Cora and Josephine. The mother died Mar. 3, 1898. In 1867, Mr. and Mrs. Ellsworth settled in Elkland township, Tioga county, Pa. He enlisted as a private in Co M, 16th N.Y., Heavy Artillery, Jan. 2, 1864, when he was only 17 years old, at Whitesville, Allegany Co, N.Y., where he was then resmding. In the summer of 1864, he was given special duty on the gunboat plying tle York River, Va. He was also post-teamster at quarter master's headquarters at Washington, D.C. In August, 1864 he was injured in the left eye at Fort McGruder, Va. This injury resulted in the loss of his eye; he was treated at the hospital at Williamsburg, Va. In March, 1865, he was confined two weeks in the hospital at Boydton C.H., with bilious fever, he received his honorable discharge Aug. 6, 1865, at Washington, D.C., having taken part in scouting, skirmishing, guard and garrison duty; his brother, Wm. Ellsworth, was a member of Co. E, 1st$N.Y. Mounted Rifles; his grandfather, Tartillus Morris, served in the War of 1812; his wife had two brothers in the service, William and Eli White. The former was in Co. C. 48th N.Y.V.I., the latter was in Co. B., 136th Pa. V.I. Comrade Ellsworth is a memfer of the J. Edgar Parkhurst Post, 581, is a laborer and his postoffice address is Elkland, Tioga Co., Pa.
Was born in Morris township, Tioga county, Pa., a son of Nicholas and Mary (Keagle) Emick; the former died July 9, 1888, aged 82 years; the latter died June 15, 1893, aged 79 years. Comrade Emick served under the emergency call of 1863 in Co. F, 35th Pa. V.I., and was honorably discharged during Aug., 1863; he re-enlisted Sep. 1864 at Harrisburg, Pa., when 21 years of age as a private in Co. E. 207th Pa. V.I., assigned to 2d Brig., 3d Div., 9th A.C. In Nov., 1864 he was detailed at Jones Landing as teamster a few days; he took part in the skirmish on picket line on Bermuda Front, Ft. Steedman, March 25, 1865, Front of Petersburg, April 2, 1865, the pursuit of Lee up to Burkeville Junction, then back t Nottoway C.H., Va., to Petersburg, and City Point. He was honorably discharged June 5, 1865, the war having came to a close, at Alexandria, Va. Comrade Emick was a good soldier; he is a member of Babb Post, 310, is a laborer and his address is Lloyd, Pa.
JOHN I. EMMICK
Was born in Morris township, Aug. 21, 1837, and was a son of Wm. And Sarah (Webster) Emmick; the former, a Doctor of Divinity, is deceased; the latter is still living aged 87 years, (1894); he married Jan. 31, 1864 in Liberty, Pa., Elizabeth A. Sechrist, who was born in Liberty township, March 1, 1840, a daughter of Henry and Sarah (Benier) Sechrist, deceased. One son, Harry Elmer was born to this marriage, March 25, 1865, at the very hour his father was participating with his Regt., in the charge on Ft. Steedman, Va.; he married March 25, 1891, Maggie Hodder of Wellsboro, Pa., by whom he has one child, Bessie M. Comrade Emmick was following his trade as a blacksmith when the war called men to arms and enlisted July 20, 1861, at Wellsboro, Pa., when 24 years of age as a private in Co. H, 6th Pa. Res. Inf., 2d Brig., McCall's Div. Feb., 1862, he was obliged to seek hospital rest and care for three months for rheumatism, being confined in Powell hospital, Georgeton, Va., five weeks, Camden St. hospital, Baltimore, Md., one month and Alexandria, Va., four weeks; and was honorably discharged from first enlistment May 2, 1862, at Cattletts Station and re-enlisted two years later at Harrisburg, Pa., in Co. I, 207th Pa. V.I. Oct., 1864, he was detailed to build hospitals at Point of Rocks, Va., two weeks; his battle record is Drainsville, skirmish on picket lines at Bermuda Hundred, Ft. Steedman and Petersburg; he was finally honorably discharged June 6, 1865, at Harrisburg, Pa. Three brothers also served in the war, George in Co. H, 8th Pa. Res., was taken prisoner at 2d Bull Run, held two days on field and escaped; Thomas in same command was taken prisoner and Alfred in 87th Pa. V.I. His wife's brother, Henry, served in Co. E, 7th Pa. Cav., was promoted to Sergt., and accidentally killed while on picket duty Aug. 12, 1862. Comrade Emmick is a member of Babb Post, 310, he is past S.V. and J.V.C., he is by occupation a farmer and his address is Morris, Pa.
JOSEPH O. ENGLISH
Enlisted when but 15, from Wellsboro, Pa., March 15, 1864, as a private in Co. I, 45th Pa. V.I., 1st Brig., 2d Div., 9th A. C. On June17, he was wounded in front of Petersburg, by a gunshot in his forehead, but only slightly; Sept. 20, he was captured at Poplar Grove Church by 9th and 10th Va. Cav., and held at Salisbury, N.C., about six months, when he was paroled, sent to Annapolis, Md., and given a furlough of 30 days, March, 1865, after being exchanged; this was extended 90 days, but on June 3, of that year, he was honorably discharged at Annapolis, having participated in the following battles - Wilderness, Spottsylvania C. H., Laurel Hill, North Anna River, Cold Harbor, Siege of Petersburg, Mine Explosion, and Poplar Grove Church. Two brothers were in the service - James, Co. I, 45th Pa. V.I., captured and held at Salisbury, N.C., about 6 months; and George, Same Co. and Regt., killed at South Mt., Sept. 14, 1862; a third brother, John W., went out in Co. A, 187th Pa. V.I., and a half-brother, Henry Varner, served in Co. E, 1st Pa. Rifles, and was wounded. Comrade English was born in Delmar township, Tioga Co., Pa., May 24, 1849, the son of James and Catharine (McIntyre) English, both deceased. March 15, 1868, he married at Wellsboro, Pa., Maria Bacon, born May 25, 1851, in her husband's native place, the daughter of Chauncey and Electa (Satterly) Bacon, neither of whom are living. They have had these children: Edward C., Roscoe O., Robert O. and Kate. Comrade English is now a farmer, and may be addressed at Wellsboro, Tioga Co., Pa.
ISAAC G. ESTES
A son of Joseph N. and Mary (Sowle) Estes, both deceased, was born in Cayuga county, N.Y., Jan. 29, 1843, and settled in Tioga county , Pa., in 1852. Dec. 24, 1865, he was married in Mainsburg, Pa., to Lucinda Sumner, who was born in Covington, Tioga county, Pa., Aug 27, 1842; her father, Henry Sumner, is deceased, but her mother, Lois (Dike), is living. They have had two children: Willis P. and Alice P. Comrade Estes enlisted when 19 years old Dec. 29, 1861, at Elmira, N.Y., as a private in Co. H, 50th N.Y. Eng. June, 1862, he was in hospitals at Harrison Landing and Philadelphia, Pa., about three months with typhoid fever. Feb., 1864, he was furloughed for thirty days from Rappahannock Station; he was honorably discharged from first enlistment Feb., 1864, at Rappahannock Station, to re-enlist as a veteran in old command; his battle record is Yorktown, Fair Oaks, McClellan's retreat down Peninsula, Pa., Seven Days fight before Richmond, 2nd Bull Run, Va., Fredericksburg 2d and 3d engagements, Banks Ford, Mine Run, Rappahannock Station, Wilderness Campaign and Siege of Petersburg; he was granted his final honorable discharge June 30, 1865, at Elmira, N.Y. On the surrender of Lee Comrade Estes' Regt., the 50th New York Eng., were given the honor of the right of the colulmn in the march through Richmond, Va. He had two brothers in the war, Frink in U.S. I. And Elias in a N.Y. Regt. A brother-in-law of his wife, Francis L. Gardner served in 55th Pa. Inf., received three wounds near Petersburg and died April 16, 1893.
THOMAS J. EVANS
Son of Thomas and Ann (Davis) Evans, both deceased, was born in Charleston, Tioga county, Pa., Sept. 29, 1836; his first wife, Elizabeth Holland, to whom he was married Dec. 18, 1866, in Blossburg, Pa., a daughter of Henry Holland, living, and Sarah (Boston) dec., was born Aug. 30, 1841. She passed to her reward Dec. 27, 1881, leaving five children, Sarah A., Thomas H., Mary E., Frankie and Ella M. His second wife, Emily M. Aldrich, to whom he was married April 24, 1884, was born in Tompkins county, N.Y., March, 1843, of parents, David and Phoebe Aldrich, deceased. She died Feb. 17, 1894, leaving one son, David Leon W. Comrade Evans was by occupation a wheel wright when he enlisted from Wellsboro, Pa., July 5, 1862, at the age of 25 years; he was first enrolled as a private in Co. G, 149th Pa. V.I, 3d Brig., 3d Div., 1st and 5th A.C., as musician. In July, 1863, he was detailed in field hospital at Gettysburg, Pa., about three months as nurse. June, 1864, he was cared for in Emery hospital, Washington, D.C., and Baltimore, Md., about three months with typhoid pneumonia. In Nov., the previous year, he had received a furlough of thirty days, returning Dec., 1863 to Culpeper, C.H., Va.; his battle ist includes Pollock's Mills, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Wilderness, Laurel Hill, Spottsylvania C.H., North Anna River, and numerous skirmishes, receiving an honorable discharge June 25, 1865, at Harrisburg, Pa. He had three brothers in the war, Jacob and Daniel in Co. K, 207th Pa. V.I., the latter was severely wounded in thigh at Ft. Steedman; and Samuel who served in Co. K, 207th Pa. V.I., was slightly wounded in leg at same battle. Comrade Evans has been councilman of Blossburg Borough, is Past Com. Of Brown Post, 171, is a car repairer and may be addressed at Blossburg, Pa.
LIEUT. WILLIAM A . FALKNER
Was born March 5, 1822, in Tioga County, Pa. He is the son of William and Mitilda (Close) Falkner, deceased; he was united in marriage at Addison, N.Y., April 30, 1867, to Juliette Fraser, who was born in 1838, in the same county as her husband; her parents were Allen and Ann (Tracy) Fraser, both being now deceased. The children of Mr. Falkner are Helen, John, Eddie, Burdett and Ralph. Our subject was living at Academy Corners, when at the age of 42, Oct. 1861, he enlisted at Elkland, as a private in Co. L, 2d Pa. V.C. was promoted quarter master sergeant and 2d Lieutenant. In July 1863, he was taken to the hospital at Washington, D.C., where he remained two months, suffering with bronchitis. At Brandy Station, Va., Dec. 23, 1863, he was discharged from his first enlistment, re-enlisted the same day in the same company and regiment; he was granted a furlough from Brandy Station, for thirty days; he particpated in all the engagements in which his regiment took part. An Honorable discharge was granted him at Clouds Mills, Va., July 16,1865. His brother, Ranslier served from the western states, and his half-brother, Reuben Daniels served in Co. H, 45th Pa. Vols. was terribly wounded in service. At the burning of Buffalo, N.Y., 1812, his father volunteered and went to the defence of the place. He has held the office of justice of peace for nearly twenty years; he was a member of the James Howland Post, No. 508, G.A.R., Dept. of Pa. in which he is 1st past Post commander; his address is Academy Corners, Tioga Co., Pa..
LEWIS W. FENTON
Born June 23, 1846, in Steuben county, N.Y., is the son of Lewis and Jemina (Rowley) Fenton, deceased; he settled in Tioga county, Pa., in 1858, and June 4, 1878, at Tioga, was married to Sarah Case, born Jan. 29, 1856, at Locke, Cayuga, N.Y. They have one child, Lewis R. The parents of Mrs. Fenton are William and Jane (Southworth) Case, deceased. Our subject was living at Elkland, and there, Oct. 27, 1861, at the age of 14 , enlisted as a private in Co. L, 2d Pa. V.C., 2d Brig., 2d Div., Sheridan's Cav. Corps; he was once promoted to the rank of corporal. In the Spring of 1862 he was in the hospital at Philadelphia, six weeks with measles, and again in the Fall, he was in the regimental hospital about four months with typhoid fever. Dec. 23,1863, at Brandy Station, he was discharged from first enlistment and re-enlisted in the veteran volunteer corps. Jan., 1864, at the last named place he was furloughed for thirty days; he was orderly on Col. Brenton's Staff in the field, Summer of 1864. That same summer he was captured near Fairfax C.H.., by Mosby's men and held at Upperville one week when he was paroled; he was honorably discharged June 28, 1865, near Clouds Mills, Va., having participated in all the engagements of the command; he had two horses shot from under him during the service; he had four brothers in the army: Jesse, Amos, W.H. and Ezra, all from N.Y. He has held the office of constable and councilman, is a member of the J. Edgar Parkhurst Post, 581, is post commander of the same, occupation that of a liveryman, and address Elkland, Tioga Co., Pa.
CAPT. R. B. FERRY
Was born Aug. 8, 1838, in Tioga, Tioga county, Pa., the son of Chaunny and Stella (VanGorder) Ferry, both passed away. Feb.1, 1866, he married at Kenneyville, Pa., Flora Wilson, born in Stoddard, N.Y, April 28, 1841, the daughter of Luther and Amarett (Upton) Wilson, neither of whom are living. Their children are, Leon B., Ralph W. and Clyde C. Capt. Ferry was 22 years of age when he enlisted from Wellsboro, Pa., Sept. 17, 1861, as a private, later promoted to 1st Duty Serg't, Ord'y Serg't, 2d Lieut., and Capt., in Co. L, 2d Pa. V Cav. During the next winter he was given a furlough of 15 days from Phildadelphia, Pa., and in the spring of 1863, was detailed at Accontink, Va., as Guide for the 7th Mich. V. Cav., continuing about two months; June 23, 1863, near Middleburg, Va., he was injured by the fall of a horse, and was treated in a private house at Gettysburg, for five months. Dec. 16, 1863, he was discharged from his first enlistment at Brandy Station, Va., re-enlisting the next day in his old ocmpany, and given a furlough of 30 days from Harrisburg, Pa., in March of the following year. June 26, 1865, he received a final discharge near Clouds Mills, Virginia. He took an active part in the battles of Standardville, Rappahannock Station, 2d Bull Run, Brandy Station, Germantown, Aldee, Middleburg, Mine Run, Wilderness, and Siege of Petersburg; he was mustered out of service, Oct, 16, 1864, at Gregg's Station, Va., to accept promotion as 2d Lieut., and promoted to Capt., Feb. 23, 1865. His paternal grandfathere, Eben Ferry, was a pensioner of the War of 1812; his maternal grandfather, Samuel VanGorder, fought in both the War of 1812, and the Revolution, and was wounded in action. Comrade Ferry belongs to Alfred Toles Post, 320, is a farmer, and mayh be addressed at Niles Valley, Tioga county, Pa.
A native of Schroon, Essex county, N.Y., was born April 23, 1841, and is a son of Hiram and Sarah (Dailey) Flanders both parents deceased. In 1848, he settled in this county, and Feb. 8, 1860, he married Clara A. Smith, born in Scio, N.Y. in 1841. Their children are Mary A., Charles W., Nettie M. and Millie H. The parents of Mrs. Flanders, are Ransom and Mary (Hackett) Smith, the mother still lives. Her great-grandfather, Lemuel Haskins; served in the French and Indian War, also, in the Revolutionary War, living to the advanced age of 107 years. Aug. 7, 1862, when 21 years of age Mr. Flanders enlisted at Osceola, Pa., as a private, in Cob B, 136th Pa. V. I. He was injured near Washington, D.C., Oct. 1, 1862, while on the march, by a fall on the rough roads; was taken to the hospital at Fredrick City, where he remained four months. In May, 1863, he was on special duty in the pioneer corps a Chancellorsville, for twenty hours. On the 25th of the same month, he received his honorable discharge, at Harrisburg, Pa. Comrade Flanders is officer of guard in A.J.Sofield Post, 49, is a barber and his address is Osceola, Tioga county, Pennsylvania.
JOHN A. FLETCHER
Became a soldier at 22 years of age, enlisting at Wellsboro, Pa, Sept. 18, 1861, as a private in Co. I, 45th Pa. V.I., 1st Brig., 1st Div, 9th A.C. At Wild Cat Mt., Tenn., Nov., 1863, he was captured by Morgan's Cav., and held two hours on thedfield, and escaped; was discharged from his first enlistment at Blaine's Crossroads, Tenn, Jan. 1, 1864, re-enlisting immediately in his old command, V.V. I. And receiving a furlough of 30 days; May 6, 1864, he was wounded at the Wilderness by a gunshot wound in left elbow, entailing the loss of his arm, for which`he was in hospitals at Fredricksburg, Va., Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia, Pa., about eight months. At the latter city, Jan. 16, 1865, he was honorably discharged, having fought at James Island, South Mt., Antietem, Fredricksburg, Siege of Vicksburg, Jackson, Jamestown, Loudoun, Campbell Station, Blue Springs,`Siege of Knoxville and Wilderness. A brother, William, served in Co. G, 149th Pa. V. Il, "Bucktails;" he was wounded in action. His paternal grandfather, Meade Fletcher, was in the U.S. Army in the War of 1812. Comrade Fletcher was born in Suth Creek township, Bradford county, Pa., March 5, 1838, the son of William M. and Elizabeth (Allen) Fletcher, both deceased. Settling in Tioga county, Pa., in 1855, he married there, ten years later, Nov. 30, at Middlebury, Rosette I. Niles, born Jan. 12, 1843, in that township, the daughter of Erastus and Lucy B. (Kilbourn) Niles, the former living, the latter passed away. They have one child - May. Mr. Fletcher was P.M. at Niles Valley, Pa., and Constable and Collector, of Middlebury twp., he held the former office fifteen years; he is P. Post Com. Of George Cook Post, 315, and belongs to Encampment 105, U.V.L.; he has now retired from business, and may be addressed at Niles Valley, Tioga Co., Pa.
JAMES C. FORD
Was born in Mainesburg, Pa., March 5, 1848, where he lived at the time of his enlistment in the service of his country, at Harrisburg, Pa., March 8, 1864, when but 16 years of age, as a private in Co. I, 187thth Pa. V.I., 1st Brig., 2d Div., 5th A.C. He fought in the battles of Petrsburg, June 18,1864, Fort Hell and Weldon R.R., Aug. 18, 1864; he was granted a furlough from Philadelphia, for ten days in May, 1865, and in Aug., 1865, was honorably discharged; he had three brothers in the army, Jerome, in his command; B.F., in Co. A, 14th U.S. Infantry, and was wounded in service; Byron D. died while serving. On Fourth of July, 1870, at Westfield, Pa., he was wedded to Sarah Paul, born Feb. 20, 1851, at Lindley, N.Y. Their children are, Mary and John, Ella and Earl, Maud and Paul, Jessie, Earnest, Mabel, Leon, James and Eugene; his parents, Simion and Susanna (Ramsey) Ford, are deceased. Mrs. Ford's father and mother, John and Almeda (Johnson) Paul, are living. Comrade Ford was constable of Troupsburg, N.Y., and at present is high constable of Knoxville, Pa. He is S.V.C. and J.V.C. in S.A. Bailey Post 351, is a manufacturer and lives at Knowville, Tioga county, Pa.
JOHN W. FRENCH
A native of Middlebury, Tioga Co., Pa., was born Jan. 13, 1835; he is the son of William and Esther (Martin) French, both deceased;he was married in Wellsboro, Pa., Sept 7, 1861, to Ann Colegrove, a native of Middlebury. She is the daughter of Henry D. and Trinn (Fox) Colegrove. Their family numbers seven: John E., Etta, Mary K., Mabyn E., Henry W., Edith A. and Tacie I. Comrade French enlisted as a private Sept. 10, 1862, in Co. D, 16th Pa. V.I.; he took part in several minor engagements and at the battle of Shepardstown, Va., he received a gunshot through both thighs, was captured, held as`prisoner in the hospital, same place about six weeks; was granted a furlough for thirty days, which was extended from time to time for five months; was transferred to Findlay general hospital at Wawhington, D.C., where he washeld about two months; he had the measles in Camp Stoneman, Va., and sent to Giesboro hospital for three weeks when he was granted a furlough of thirty days; he then acted as ward master during which time he suffered with intermittent and typhoid fevers and jaundice; he received his honorable discharge Mayd27, 1865, at Harrisburg, Pa. Mrs. A. R. French is a charter member of Alfred Toles Corps, 28, and president of the W.R.C. at Little Marsh; her brothers, H.L. Colegrove, served in Co. C. 7th Pa. V.G., and Co. D, 136th Pa. V.I. and Amos in Co. C, 7th Pa. V.C. Her uncles, George Fox and Amos Daniels, served in the U.W. army, War of 1812. The maternal grandfather of our comrade, Gideon Martin, served in the Revolutmonary War. Comrade French has been J. of P., town clerk, auditor, and school director of Chatham township, Tioga county, Pa.; he is also a member of Alfred Toles Post, 320, in which he is Past Adjt. and Quartermasterl and his address is Little Marsh, Tioga Co., Pa.
Was born Jan. 1, 1844, in Troupsburg, Steuben county, N.Y., and is the son of Roswell and Rebecca (Rosier) French, both being now deceased. He was living at Woodhull, his native county, when he enlisted at that place, Jan. 1, 1862, as a private in Co. E, 1st N.Y. V.I., 1st Brig., 1st Div., 3d A.C. May 25, 1863, at New York City, he was discharged from his first enlistment by reason of the expiration of his term of service, he did not re-enlist until Jan. 1, 1864, when he entered the ranks of Co. M, 50th N.Y. Engineers. In the following December, he was taken to the hospital at City Point, Va., where he remained 10 days suffering with lung trouble; he was at one time on special duty at Harrison Landing, Va., as provost guard, at head quarters of first Division, Third Army Corps, for about four months. He participated in the battles of Charles City Cross Roads, Va., Malvern Hill, Second Bull Run, Chantilly, Fredericksburg, Chancellorville, and wit the engineer corps, in the construction of their works. His honorable discharge was granted him June 13, 1865, at Fort Berry, Va. His father, Roswell French , served in Co. E, 1st N.Y.V.L. and his great-grandfather served in the Revolutionary War. Our comrade is a member of James Howland Post, G.A.R. No. 508, being a charter member of the same, is by occupation a farmer and resides near Farmington Center, Tioga county, Pa., which place is his address.
Was born April 6, 1828, in Liberty township, Tioga county, Pa., and was a son of Jeremiah and Mary (Miller) Fulkerson, both deceased. Aug. 11, 1853, he was married in Liberty township, Pa., to Mary A. Keagle who was born at that place Feb. 1830, and died May 5, 1893, leaving the following children, Adeline. Dec., Josephine, Elnora, (William and Charles, twins), Levi, (George and Jacob twins), and Freddie. Mrs. Fulkerson was a daughter of George and Mry (Keller) Keagle, both deceased. Comrade Fulkerson was living in Blossburg, Pa., when the war broke out and enlisted from there Feb., 1864, at the age of 37 years as a private in Co. K, 98th Pa. V.I., 3d Brig., 2d Div., 6th A.C.; he was slightly injured in crossing a bridge while in pursuit of Johnson after the surrender of Lee; he was detailed a short time as hospital nurse near Arlington Heights; he took part in all the engagements and skirmishes in which his Regt. participated during his term of service and was granted an honorable discharge June 19, 1865, at Washington, D.C. His grandfather, John Fulkerson, served in the Revolutionary War and was seriously wounded in head, in the vicinity of Yorktown, Va.; his father, Jeremiah Fulkerson was a soldier in the War of 1812. Four brothers were in the late war, Edmond who received a gunshot wound in leg at the battle of Seven Pines, Va., during the siege in front of Richmond, Va., the leg was amputated, and he was taken to Philadelphia, Pa., where his death was the result; Daniel was engaged in recruiting during the war; Nelson served four years, and Charles served in Co. E, 98th Pa. V.I. Three brothers of his wife also served in the war, Jacob and Levi served as chaplains; and Abraham, who enlisted as a private, was promoted to Capt. Comrade Fulkerson is a member of Brown Post, 171, D.A.R.; is by occupation a carpenter and may be addressed at Blossburg, Va.
SERGT. JOSEPHUS C. FULLER
A native of Springfield township, Bradford county, Pa., and a son of Alanson and Jane (Bardwell) Fuller, both deceased, was born Sept. 2, 1841; he settled in Tioga county, Pa., in 1866, and was married two years later on June 8, in Sullivan township, this county to Phoeba V. Ludington, a daughter of William and Phoeba (Rose) Ludington, dead, and was born in Sullivan township, this county. No children have been born to this marriage. Comrade Fuller enlisted Dec. 19, 1863, from Elmira, N.Y., at the age of 22 years; he was enrolled in Co. D, 24th N.Y.V.C., as a private and was subsequently promoted to Sergt. He was taken prisoner June 2, 1864, at Cold Harbor, Va., by Early's command and confined on the field about eight hours, and escaped. Aug. 15, 1864, he was excused from duty and cared for in hospitals at City Point, Va., and Alexandria, Va., about three months with general disability, and was furloughed from there for thirty days in No., returning to command in Dec., in front of Petersburg. March 1, 1865, he was detailed on special duty in camp on field with Bat. A, 2nd U.S.L.A., about sixty days; he also took active part in the battles of Wilderness, Spottsylvania, Guinia Station, North Anna River, Tolopotomy River, Bethesda Church, Cold Harbor, fron t of Petersburg, June 17 - 18, 1864; Mine Explosion, July 30, 1864, and Hatcher's Run, Feb. 6-7-8, 1865; he was honorably discharged July 19, 1865, at Cloud's Mills, Va. Two of his brothers were in the late service, C.P. Fuller a member of Co. C, 7th Pa. V.C., and Guy T., a member of Co. A, 24 Pa. H.A., and 112th Pa. V.I, was captured and died in Andersonville prison. A brother of his wife, William P. Ludington, served in the 3d Pa. V.C., and died in service. Comrade Fuller belongs to Gen. Mansfield Post, 48, he is a carpenter and joiner and may be addressed at Mansfield, Pa.
CORP. ALBERT GAMET
Son of Almon Gamet deceased, and Clara (Guile) living (1894), was born in Lawrence, Otsego Co., N.Y., Oct 18, 1848, and came to Tioga county, Pa., in 1865, where he married Aug. 18, 1866, at Osceola, Arsula Baker, born in Westfield, Pa., Jan. 17, 1848, the daughter of Sylvanus Baker living, and Sallie (Guile) dec. This union has been blessed with two children, Stella M. and Nora B. Comrade Gamet enlisted Sept. 6, 1862, at Lawrence, Otsego county, N.Y., at the early age of 14 years in Co. H, 152d N.Y.V.I.; 2d Brig., 2d Div., 2d A.C. Aug. 25, 1864, he was wounded at Reams Station, Va., by gunshot in fore-arm and was treated at Washington, D.C., two months for wounds Nov. 1, 1864, while engaged in building was again injured by having his left arm broken for which he was cared for in Co. Qtrs., about two months; his battle list includes Williamsburg Road, Va., Suffolk, Wilderness, Spottsylvania, North Anna River, Cold Harbor, Cedar Run Church, Va., Siege of Petersburg, White Oak Church, Hatcher's Run, Reams Station and Mine Explosion, receiving his honorable discharge July 13, 1865, at Munson Hill, Va. Comrade Gamet is by occupation a farmer and his address in Lansing, Tioga county, Pa.
SERGT. FOSTER GARRISON
Son of William and Harriet H. (Updyke) Garrison, both deceased, was born in Jackson township, Tioga county, Pa., Nov. 30, 1835; he was living in Wells township, Bradford county, Pa., when he enlisted Sept. 10, 1862, at Troy, Bradford county, Pa., at the age of 27 years as a private in Co. D, 16th Pa. V.C., being promoted to Sergt. In 1863 he was in hospital at Alexandria, Va., about two weeks with injuries from a fall of horse; March, 1864, at Warrenton Junction, Va., he was detailed as clerk in Commissary Dept. about 18 months. In March, 1865 he was furloughed for thirty days in front of Petersburg, Va., he took part in the battles of Whitehouse Landing, Sulphur Springs, Reams Station, and considerable scouting, skirmishing, guard and garrison duty, receiving an honorable discharge June 17, 1865, at Lynchburg, Va.; he had two brothers in the service; Ransom E., a member of Co. D, 16th Pa. V.C., and William a member of Co. D, 16th Pa. V.C. Comrade Garrison was married June 8, 1870, in Wells township, Bradford county, Pa., to Melvina H. Queal, born May 7, 1844, in South Creek township, Bradford county, Pa. She was a daughter of Robert and Sarah J. (Gordon) Queal, deceased. Three children were born to this marriage, Herman D., Henry F. and Emmet B. By a former marriage to Charlotte R. Pellet he had two children, Ottie C. who died in 1863 and George E. Comrade Garrison has been twp. Commissioner of Wells township, Bradford county, Pa., for six years and twp. Auditor two terms of three years each in same county, he belongs to Mansfield Post, 48, he by occupation a farmer and may be addressed at Elk Run, Pa.
JOHN W. GARRISON
A son of Samuel and Eunice (Neat) Garrison, both of whom have passed away, was born April 27, 1840, in Hector, Tompkins Co., N.Y., and settled in Tioga county, Pa., in 1844; he was united in marriage to Evaline Daggett July 4, 1865, at Job's Corners, Tioga Co., Pa. She was born at Daggett Mills, Tioga county, Pa, Oct. 7, 1846 of parents, Rufus and Rachel (Corzette) Daggett, also deceased. Two children have blessed this marriage, Eda M. and Jennie G. Comrade Garrison enlisted April 27, 1861, at Daggett Mills, Pa., when 21 years old as a private, joining Co. C, 12th P.R.V.C., (Troy Guards) Pa. V.I., McCall's Div., 5th A.C. June 26, 1862, he received a gunshot wound in right fore-finger in front of Richmond, Va., in consequence of which he was in hospital at Washington, D.C., about four weeks. Sept. 14, 1862, he was again wounded at South Mt., Md., by gunshot and five buck shots in the head; for these wounds he was sent to hospital at Frederick City, Md., and Columbus College, Washington, D.C. about six months. While in hospital at latter place he was detailed as Ward Master and served in that capacity about six months. In the fall of 1862 he was detailed at Tennallytown, D.C., as Sergt. In charge of Pioneer Corps and served in this way for one year; he participated in the battles of Drainsville, Mechanicsville, 2d Bull Run, South Mt., and considerable scouting, skirmishing, guard and garrison duty, receiving an honorable discharge June 13, 1864, at Concord, N.H. Of his brothers, Joel served from N.Y., and Reuben also served in 35th N.Y.Y.I., and was wounded in service; his wife's grandfather, Rufus Daggett was the original settler of Tioga county, Pa., at what is known as Daggett's Mills. Comrade Garrison is by occupation a farmer and blacksmith, and he may be addressed at Daggett Mills, Pa.
Born in Barton, Cortland county, N.Y., March 1, 1845, was a son of John B. and Mary A. (Young) Gilbert, both deceased. In 1848 he came with his parents to Tioga county, Pa., and was married here at Whitneyville, Feb. 9, 1873, to Adelia Rumsey who was born in Richmond township, Tioga county, jPa., March 31, 1845; her father, Orlando S. Rumsey, is dead, but her mother, Fannie A. (Lownsberry) is still living (1894). Their children are Nina A. and Noah R. Comrade Gilbert enlisted Oct. 4, 1864, at Williamsport, Pa., at the age of 20 years as a private, joining Co. M, 7th Pa. V.C.; he took active part in the battle of Selma, Ala., and was granted an honorable discharge at Macon, Ga., Aug. 23, 1865, the war having came to a close; his wife's great-grandfather, Isaac Lownsberry served seven years in the British army during the Revolutionary War, and was only 21 years of age when the war closed, having been forced into service by his father. A brother of his wife, Noah S. Rumsey served in the late war, a member of Co. C, 50th N.Y. Eng., and a Cav. Command; he was captured July 7, 1863, at Gettysburg and was confined in Libby prison. An uncle of his wife, Ira Lownsberry, served in the war with Mexico, and another uncle, Asa Lownsberry, served in the late war from Indiana. Mrs. Gilbert is an active worker in Gen. Mansfield, W.R.C., No. 6, stationed at Mansfield, Pa. Comrade Gilbert belongs to Gen. Mansfield Post, 48, he is by occupation a farmer and may be addressed at Mainesburg, Pa.
JOSEPH D. GILLETT
Was born March 4, 1844, in Richmond twp., Tioga Co., Pa., a son of Dwight and Anna (Dewey) Gillett, both living. He was married Aug. 21, 1867, in Lawrenceville, Pa., to Sarah M. Schusler who was born in Wellsboro, Pa., July 12, 1844, and passed to her reward May 21, 1891. Her parents, both passed away, were Frederick and Sarah (Sofield) Schusler, dead. Six children have blessed this marriage, Anna, Edward, Alice, Laura, Joseph and Dwight. Comrade Gillett was by occupation a farmer at the time of his enlistment Feb. 29, 1864, at Mansfield, Pa., at the age of 20 years as a private in Co. K, 152d Pa. V. in line, 3d Pa. H.A., garrisoned at Ft. Monroe. In 1864 he was detailed at Point of Rocks, Va., in Naval Brig., about two months, also on patrol duty for three months in the rear of Grant's army; he participated in all the engagements of his command and was honorably discharged after the close of the war, Nov. 9, 1865, at Philadelphia, Pa. Comrade Gillett is a locomotive engineer and may be addressed at Blossburg, Pa.
HENRY D. GOODRICH
Was born Feb. 4, 1844, at Davenport, Delaware county, N.Y., and is the son of David Z. and Sabrina (Burgett) Goodrich, both parents being now deceased. Nov. 30, 1870, he was united in marriage at Naperville, DuPage Co., Ill., to Elizabeth M. Battram, who was born Nov. 3, 1847, at Downers Grove, Ill. Three children have been born to their union, Francis V., David Z. and Mary E. The parents of Mrs. Goodrich were Benjaminand Mary (Aldrich) Battram. Mr. Goodrich was living in Campbell, Tioga county, N.Y., when at the age of 18, Nov. 20, 1862, he enlisted at Brooklyn, N.Y., as a landsman in the U.S. Navy, receiving ship, North Carolina, and transferred to the U.S. steamer, Mettacomett; he was promoted to ordinary seaman. In August, 1864, at Mobile, Ala., he was injured by over exercise on board ship. In the fall of the same year he was sick on board ship, with malarial fever for about two months; his principle service consisted of blockade duty and cruising the important rivers along the gulf coast; he participated in the capture of Mobile; his paternal great-grandfather, Zebulon Goodrich, served in the Continental Army, Revolutionary War. Our soldier was honorably discharged at Brooklyn, Navy Yards, N.Y., in Dec., 1864; he has at different times held the office of constable, tax collector, school director and mail carrier of his home township; he is commander of the Wallace Bogart Post, No. 862, G.A.R., Dept of Pa., is mail carrier, and resides at Nelson, Tioga Co., Pa.
JOHN W. GOODWIN
Born April 16, 1839, in Stetson, Me., is a son of Josiah and Abagail (Allen) Goodwin, the former of whom is deceased; he was still residing in Stetson, Me., at the time of his enlistmentl Oct. 15, 1863, as a private at the age of 22 in Co. D, 1st D.C. Vol. Cav. March 31, 1865, he was wounded at Cat Tail Creek, Va., by a gunshot in right knee; for this wound he was in hospitals at Washington, D.C., and Augusta, Me., about three months; he took active part in the battles of his Regt., and was honorafly discharged June, 1865, at Augusta, Me., from Co. F, 1st Me. V. Cav., to which Co. he had been transferred on fielddin Virginia, Dec., 1864. A brother, Charles H. Goodwin, served in the late war, a member of Co. D, 1st D.C.V.C., and was also transferred to Co. f, 1st Me. V.C. His wife, Mary E. Swope, to who he was married in Corning, N.Y., Feb. 15, 1889, is the daughter of Abitha and Julia (Sherman) Swope, both now dead. No children have been born to this marriage. Comrade Goodwin is by occupation a farmer and his address is Manhattan, Tioga Co., Pa.
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