||Presidents, Soldiers & Statesmen
JOSEPH B. HOWE
Born Aug. 19, 1840, at Nelson, Pa., is the son of James and Malvins (Retan) Howe, deceased; he was married April 2, 1882, at Great Valley, N.Y., to Ida Beebe, born in Farmington, Tioga county, Pa. Their children are Floyd and Arthur J. The parents of Mrs. Howe, are Stephen and Sarah (Badman) Beebe. Mr. Howe was married a first time to Hannah Badman, who died Oct. 19, 1881. They had four children, Isaac, Ernest, LeRoy and Mary E. Our subject with three of his brothers were in the service of their country, Peter in the 107th N.Y.V.I., was captured in the Atlanta Campaign, Isaac, a member of Co. L, 2d Pa. V.C., was killed Aug. 16, 1864, at Deep Bottom, Va., Levi, a member of the 102d Pa. V. Il, was wounded in service; Joseph was a member of Co. I, 27th N.Y.V.I., 2d Brig., 1st Div., 6th A.C.; he was living at Nelson, when at the age of 21, he enlisted as a private July 5, 1861, at Angelica, Allegheny county, Pa.; he was ill in the hospital White House Landing, Va., during June, 1862, with measles. At Elmira, N.Y., he was discharged from his first enlistment May 31, 1863, by reason of the expiration of his term of service; he did not re-enlist until Feb. 26, 1864, when at Williamsport, Pa., he joined the ranks of Co. L, 2d Pa. V.C. From July, 1864, in the field near Cold Harbor, Va., he was appointed as orderly at Col. Brinton's headquarters, which position he held about one year. He participated in the battles of 1st Bull Run, 1st and 2d Fredericksburg, Va., South Mountain, Antietam, Mary's Heights, Wilderness, Petersburg and Deep Bottom; he was honorably discharged July 20, 1865, near Cloud's Mills, Va. He is a lumberman, and his address is Elkland, Tioga Co., Pa.
CHARLES B. HULSLANDER
Was born in Sullivan township, Tioga Co., Pa., June 19, 1847, and was a son of Peter and Amanda (Soper) Hulslander, neither of whom are living. He married Nov. 21, 1869, in Sullivan twp., Tioga Co., Pa., a daughter of Uriah and Sallie (Watkins) Ferguson, both living (1894). Seven children have blessed this marriage, Thomas B., Harvy P., Burt W., Morton B., Nellie, Vera and Fannie. Comrade Hulslander was living in Sullivan township, Tioga Co., Pa., at the breaking out of the war, and enlisted at the age of 17 years from Troy, Bradford county, Pa., Aug. 25, 1864, in Co. A, 207th Pa. V.I., 2d Brig., 3d Div., 9th A.C., as a private. In December, 1864, he was in hospital at Point of Rocks, Va., about six weeks with fever and ague. He fought at Bermuda Hundred, Hatcher's Run, Charge on Fort Steedman, final assault on the lines at Petersburg, and was honorably discharged May 31, 1865, at Alexandria, Va. His grandfather, Jacob Hulslander, was a soldier in the War of 1812. He had two brothers in the late war, George F., in Co. A, 207th Pa. V.I., and Co. C, 51st Pa. V.I; and William in Co. C, 50th N.Y. Eng., died March, 1863 of army exposures. Comrade Hulslander is a member of Capt. Backer Post, 616, at Rossville, Pa.; he is by occupation a farmer and may be addressed at Sylvania, Bradford Co., Pa.
Enlisted as a private Aug. 9, 1862 at Westfield, Pa., when 34 years old in Co. D, 136 Pa. V.I. March 1863 he was in hospital at Windmill Point, Va., about two weeks with jaundice, and at expiration of term was honorably discharged May 29, 1863, at Harrisburg, Pa.; he re-enlisted at Westfield, Pa., February 28, 1864, in Bat. F, 2d Pa. V.H.A., and April 4, 1864, at Fort Ethan Allen, Va., was injured in back by a fall. His battle list includes, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Wilderness, Spottsylvania C.H., North Anna River, Cold Harbor, Charge on Petersburg June 17, 1864, and Weldon R.R. January 19, 1866, he was honorably discharged from second enlistment at City Point, Va., by G.O. No. 1, Dept. of Va. Comrade Hunt was born Dec. 20, 1827, in Ithaca, Tompkins Co., N.Y., son of Daniel Hunt, who served in the War of 1812, and Sarah (Knapp), both deceased. In 1840 he settled in Tioga county, Pa, and married April 4, 1844, at Westfield, Pa., Catherine Whitman, she was the daughter of John and Elenora (Hillsinger) Whitman, both deceased, and was born Dec. 4, 1828, in Otsego county, N.Y. Six children have been born to this marriage, Nancy M., John C., Dan, Eva, Carrie and William. His grandfather, Samuel Knapp, served 8 years, 8 months and 13 days in the Revolutionary War and was a pensioner of that War; his wife's grandfather, Nicholas H. Whitmarch, brothers, served in the late war, the former in Co D. 136th Pa. And Co F, 2d Pa. H. Art.; the latter in Co. F, 2d Pa. H.A., was wounded in service. Comrade Hunt is a member of Babcock Post, 258, Westfield, Pa.; he is a farmer at Potter Brook, Pa., which is his post office address.
Was born in Tuscarora, Steuben county, N.Y., March 10, 1837, and was a son of Ransom and Anna (Johnson) Hurd, both deceased. He married Sept. 30, 1865, in Wellsboro, Pa., Sallie Higgins, who was born in Tuscorora, Steuben county, N.Y., August 29, 1841; father, Simeon S. Higgins, is living, but her mother, Adelia (Haskins) is deceased. Comrade Hurd and wife have had two children, George S. and Mabel. Comrade Hurd was 24 years of age when he entered the Union service Dec. 1, 1861, at Addison, N.Y., as a private in Co. G, 1st N.Y.V.I., 3d Brig.; 2d Div., 3d A.C.; he was stricken with swamp fever and was cared for Aug. 8, 1862 in hospital at Washington, D.C., about six months. He took active part in the seven days' battle before Richmond and Chancellorsville and was honorably discharged June, 1863 at New York City. He had two brothers in the late Civil War, Byron in 144th New York V.I., was wounded and died in service. His wife's great-grandfather, Lemuel Haskins served in the Revolutionary war and participated in the battle of Bennington and also drew a pension. Comrade Hurd is a member of Phil. Hollond Post, 357, he is at present engaged in farming and his address is Somers Lane, Pa.
PARMENIO G. HURLBUTT
Was born Aug. 11, 1843, in Cayuga county, N.Y., and settled in Tioga county, Pa., in 1854; his father, Lyman Hurlbutt, is dead, but his mother, Sarah C. (Weeks) Hurlbutt, is living (1894), a bright intelligent lady of 78 years of age possessed of all her faculties as if but 25 years of age, the daughter of a Revolutionary soldier, drawing a pension under the law of such. At the age of 21 Comrade Hurlbutt enlisted as a private in Co. G, 207th Pa. V.I., 1st Brig., 9th A.C., and took part in the charge on Ft. Steedman March 25, 1865, and the final assault on the lines at Petersburg, Va. In Oct., 1864, he was on special service about two months building docks and quarters, and unloading army supplies at Jones Landing, on the James River. In Dec., 1864, he was in City Point Hospital and Co. Qtrs. About three months with fever and ague; he was granted an honorable discharge at Harrisburg, Pa., June 12, 1865; his great-grandfather, Capt. Thomas Weeks and his grandfather, Elijah Weeks, served in the Revolutionary War; his paternal grandfather, Ralph Hurlbutt, who also took part in the Revolutionary War, was killed while defending a fort in Conn.; his uncle, Jared Weeks, served in the War of 1812 and was one of the twelve who landed in taking Quebec; his wife's brother, Edward J. Morse, served in Co. A, 149th Pa. V.I., was wounded and captured at Gettysburg, Pa., July 3, 1863. Comrade Hurlbutt was married Sept. 26, 1870, at Chatham, Tioga Co., Pa., to Flora Morse, who was born Nov. 25, 1852, in Windsor, Vt., a daughter of Reuben and Fidelia (Cloos) Morse, both living (1894). They have had three children, Alice M., Asaph P. and Grant A. Comrade Hurlbutt has been supervisor of roads in Middlebury, Tioga county, Pa., and auditor of Chatham township, this county; he is a charter member of Alfred Toles Post, 320, in which he is Post Com. And Past Chap.; he is by occupation a farmer and his address is Chatham Valley, Pennsylvania.
GEORGE O. HUSTED
Was born June 23, 1841, at Woodhull, N.Y., and here in 1864, he married Mary Howland, born May 23, 1836, in Chatham township, Tioga county, Pa. Their children are Joseph H., Frank S., Eddy S., Villa, Hermon, Viola, Violet A. The parents, Abraham and Emma (Rathburn) Husted, Joseph and Lucy (Rexford) Howland are deceased. Mr. Husted enlisted at Elmira N.Y., Aug. 8, 1862, when 21 years of age, in Co. F, 107th N.Y.V.I., as a private, but was soon promoted to Sergt. In Sept., 1862, he was ill in the hospital at Philladelphia, Pa., and afterward at Germantown, Pa., with heart disease, altogether four months; he was honorably discharged at Germantown, Pa., Jan. 27, 1863, having taken part in but one battle, Antietam, Md. His maternal grandfather, Rathburn, served in the U.S. Army, War of 1812, and his widow drew a pension for his service. Mr. Husted is a member of James Howland Post No. 508; he has been township treasurer of Deerfield, and is now a farmer, living at Academy Corners, Tioga county, Pa.
MORGAN C. HUYLER
Became a soldier at the age of 41 years Aug. 9, 1862, at Westfield, Pa., joining Co. D, 136th Pa. V.I., 1st A.C., as a private. Dec. 18, 1862, at Fredericksburg, Va., he was detailed as an attendant on sick at a private house over a Leroy Davis about one month; in 1862 he was internally injured at Wolf Creek and was taken to hospital at Wind Mill, Pa., about four weeks for injuries; he fought at Burnside Mud March and considerable scouting, skirmishing, guard and garrison duty and was honorably discharged May 29,1863, at Harrisburg, Pa. His father, John G. Huyler served in the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812, and drew a pension for services; he had three brothers in the late service, Simon S. in an Ind. Regt., Lloyd R. in 1st Pa. V.I., was wounded in service, and Frederick in 1st Pa. Rifles; his wife's maternal grandfather, John Jolley served in the War of 1812 and was killed in service; her paternal grandfather, Melciah Labur served in the War of 1812 and drew a pension. A brother, James Labar served in the late war in Co. F, 112th Pa. V.H. Art., and was wounded in service. Comrade Huyler was born at Gaines, Tioga county, Pa., June 29, 1821, the son of John G. and Phoeba (Slocum) Huyler, both deceased. Sept. 16, 1841, at Westfield, Tioga Co., Pa., he married Philina Labar who was born in Ithaca, Tompkins Co., N.Y., Feb. 28, 1825; her father, Melciah Labar served in the War of 1812 and is deceased, as is also her mother, Margaret (Jolley). Their children are Nancy, Julia, Mary J., John, Job M., Lloyd J., Phoeba A., Joel M., Jerome, Jasper, Alvah E., Lettie M. and Elenora. Comrade Huyler is a member of R.P. Babcock Post, 258, he is a farmer with address at Westfield, Pa.
NORMAN B. HYDE
Entered the Union Army at 17, enlisting from Cortland, N.Y., Sept., 1861, as a private in Co. F, 76th N.Y.V.I. From Feb. to July 4, 1862, he was six weeks sick with typhoid fever at Albany, N.Y., and in the hospitals at Falls Church, Va., and Washington, D.C., from sickness, also. On Oct. 31, in the same year, he was discharged from his first enlistment at Emery hospital, Washington, D.C., for physical disability; he re-enlisted at Owego, N.Y., Feb. 10, 1864, in Co. F, 9th N.Y.H. Art.; was detailed during that winter as clerk for hospital surgeon, about two months; was given a furlough, July 10, 1864, at Philadelphia, Pa., for 30 days - extended 30 days - and in the spring of 1865, was detailed Clerk at McClellan's hospital for about two months, while mustering out the Vol. Troops; here, he was finally discharged, May 31, 1865, at Philadelphia, Pa.; scouting, skirmishing, guard and garrison duty, and detailed service, occupied all his term of service. Two brothers were also in the army, Charles U. in Co. F, 56th N.Y.V.I., and Co. F, 15th N.Y.V. Cav.; and Walter P., who went out in a Mich. Regt. A native of Groton, Tompkins county, N.Y., Comrade Hyde, was born Dec. 12, 1843, the son of Henry D. and Frances (Lattimer) Hyde, both deceased; he settled in Tioga county, Pa., in 1867, having previously married, Aug. 2, 1863, at Cortland, N.Y., Mary A. Sears, born in that town, March 30, 1845, the daughter of Eli Sears, now deceased. Their children are as follows: Minnie, Ida, Ina, Rose, Adelbert, Arthur and Mabel. Comrade Hyde was for two years Inspector of elections in Charleston township, Tioga Co., Pa., is now P.O.D., and Chaplain of Geo. Cook Post, 315, and a farmer. His wife is an active worker in the W.R.C., a member of Geo. Cook Corps, No. 88, Dept. of Pa., of Wellsboro, Pa., and has held the following positions in the Corps: Junior Vice President and guard; his address is Wellsboro, Tioga Co., Pa.
ALVIN H. INGALLS
The subject of this sketch was a native of Williamson, New York, and a son of Erastus Ingalls still living (1894), and Elizabeth (Baker) Ingalls, deceased, was born Sept 11, 1840. August 24, 161, while engaged in farming at the age of 21 years, he responded to his country's call for help, enlisting from Wellsboro, Pa., as a private in Co. F, 11th Pa. V. Cav., which was attached to Kantz's Cav. Corps, being promoted to 1st Corp. In February 1862 he was detailed as hospital nurse at Fortress Monroe, Va., about five months; in the spring of 1864 he was again on detailed duty as Ord. On staff of Col. S.P. Spier, acting Brigadier Commanding Brig., as Corp. in charge of seven orderlies. In April and May, 1862 he was in hospital at Fortress Monroe, Va., about two months with fever; he was also in June, 1862, in Stone general hospital, Washington, D.C., about one onth with malaria. June 9, 1864, during a charge on the enemies works near Petersburg on Jerusalem Plank Road, he had a horse killed under him; and received gunshot wounds in right hip, shattering the bone, also, at same time was wounded in knee and neck; the same day as wounded he was captured, being held at Petersburg one month; Libby prison five days; then to hospital in Richmond about six weeks, when he was released on parole, arriving at Annapolis, Md., August 24, 1864. With his Regiment, he took active part in the battles of Blackwater, Deserted House, South Anna Bridge, where his Co. captured General W.H.F. Lee; Hanover Junction, Jackson, Bottom Bridge, Wood's Cross Roads, where a portion of the Regt., charged on and captured prisoners and horses of the 5th Va. Cav., Barnamsville, and several skirmishes with Rebel guerrillas while searching for escaped Union prisoners from Libby, New Kent to meet General Kilpatrick, and expedition at King and Queen C.H., Va., March 1864. He was granted an honorable discharge October 8, 1864 at Philadelphia, Pa. He had four brothers in the volunteer service, Joshua in 149th Pa. Bucktails, received a gunshot wound through the body at Cold Harbor; Elihu in 149th Pa. Bucktails, was wounded at the battle of North Anna River, May 23, 1864, Jermiah and Electus. Comrade Ingalls was married March 11, 1866 in Richmond township, Tioga Co. Pa., to Hattie Giles, who was born August 18, 1845, in Tioga, Pa. Her father, Ira Giles is dead, but her mother, whose maiden name was Maria Manter, is still living. Two children have been born to Mr. and Mrs. Ingalls, Ella M. and Alma M. Comrade Ingalls is a member of Mansfield Post, 47, G.A.R. is by occupation a farmer and may be addressed at Covington, Pennsylvania.
Was born in Lehigh county, Pa., Feb. 12, 1838, a son of Benjamin and Prudence (Dunbar) Irvin, both deceased, and came to Tioga county, Pa., in 1840 with his parents; he married Nov. 2, 1867 in Cherry Flats, Tioga county, Pa., Margaret Sheffer born in Liberty, Tioga county, Pa., in 1849; her father Joseph Sheffer, is dead, but hr mother, Julia (Hagenbach) is still living (1894). Seven children have been born to this marriage, Ida, Edith, Bertha, Cora, Charles, Leola and hazel. Comrade Irvin enlisted the first summer of the war, being enrolled at the age of 23 years at Philadelphia, Pa., Aug. 26, 1861, as a private, afterward promoted to Corp. of Co. D, 106th Pa. V.I., 2d Brig., 2d Div., 2d A.C. In June and July, 1864 he was in hospital at Army Square, Washington, D.C., about two months with malarial fever and rheumatism; he was furloughed from there for thirty days and returned to hospital; and by his own request was ordered to report to his Regt.; he participated in the engagements of Yorktown, Va., Fair Oaks, Savage Station, White Oak Swamp, Frazier Farm, Malvern Hill, 2d Bull Run, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Gettysburg, and several skirmishes, receiving an honorable discharge Sep. 10, 1864, at Philadelphia, Pa.; he had six brothers in the volunteer service: John in Co. D, 106th Pa. V.I., as 2d Lieut., was promoted to 1st Lieut. And Major; Samuel in Co. D, 106th Pa. As Sergt., was wounded by fragment of shell in head; Wm., in Co. D, 106th Pa. As Ord. Sergt., was wounded at Savage Station, by a gunshot, the ball lodging near spine; Charles, was living in the west, when the war began and joined 12th Ill. V.I., and was killed in the charge on Ft. Donelson; B.F. in 50th N.Y. Eng., and James in 8th Pa. Cav., died of typhoid fever at Warrenton in 1864. Comrade Irvin has been postmaster of Ogdensburg, Pennsylvania.
MAJOR JOHN IRVIN
Is a native of Lehigh County, Pa., born May 12, 1830, the son of Benjamin and Prudence (Dunbar) Irvin, both dead. Becoming a resident of Tioga County Pa., in 1847, he married 8 years later, February 1, at Union township, Betsey A. Barker, born in Delaware County New York, 1837, of parents, Ambrose and Mary (Terry) Barker, both deceased. Their children are, Martha (died April 10, 1892), Mary, Emma (died in 1859), Myrtie, and Minnie. Major Irvin was 31 years of age when he enlisted, August 27, 1861, from Philadelphia, Pa., as 2d Lieutenant of Co. D, 106th Pa. V.I., 2d Brig., 2d Div., 2d A.C. July26, 1862, he was promoted to 1st Lieutenant; September 6, 1864, he was made Captain of Co. B, in his own Reg't. He was wounded on the head at Gettysburg, July 3, 1863, by a shell, and again at Spottsylvania C.H., May 12, 1864, in the left side by a fragment of a shell. February 13, 1864, he was detailed at Liberty township, Tioga Co. Pa., and at Canton, Bradford Co., on recruiting service, for 3 months; June 22, was captured in Jerusalem Plank Road, held one hour and escaped; was transferred in September at Petersburg, Va., to 106th Battery Pa. V.I.; and on November 17, was given an honorable discharge at the latter place, in 1864. He fought in the battles of West Point, Va., Siege of Yorktown, Fair Oaks, Savage Station, Peach Orchard, White Oak Swamp, Malvern Hill, 2nd Bull Run, Antietam, South Mt., twice at Fredricksburg, Culpeper C.H., Gettysburg, Mine Run, Wilderness Campaign, Petersburg, and Bristoe Station, Six brothers were in the service, Samuel, wounded, William wounded twice, and David, in the same Co. and Regiment; Charles, in 12th Ill. V.I. - killed at Fort Donelson - James, 8th Pa. V. Cav., died in service, and B.F., 50th New York Eng. Corps. The 106th Pa. V.I. was originally organized by Col. E.D. Baker, as the 5th Cal. V.I. Major Irvin was in command of the 106th Bat. from the time of its consolidation, Sept., 1864, to the time that he was mustered out of service; his paternal grandfather David Irvin, was a soldier in the U.S.A. Reg. Army. Maj. Irvin is now, since 1882, Sheriff of Tioga county, belongs to Ingraham Encampment, 91, U.V.L., and may be addressed at Wellsboro, Tioga Co., Pa.
Entered the service from Middlebury, Pa., Aug. 2, 1862, enlisting at 25 as a private in Co. A, 136th Pa. V.I., 5th A.C. From this enlistment he was discharged at Harrisburg, Pa., May 29, 1863, his term of service having expired, and re-enlisted at Chatham, Pa., Sept. 1, 1864 in Co. G, 207th Pa. V.I.; was wounded at Petersburg, Va., by a gunshot in right hand, for which he remained in hospital at City Point Va., about three weeks, from April 2, 1865, and was honorably discharged May 31, of that year at Alexandria, Va., having fought at Fredericksburg, Fort Steedman, and Petersburg. One brother, Isaiah, served also in Co. G, 207th Pa. V.I. Comrade Jackson is a native of Canton, Bradford county, Pa., born Oct. 28, 1836, the son of Lymuel and Almira (Brace) Jackson, both deceased. In 1846 he settled in Tioga county, Pa., and married there, at Wellsboro, Dec. 31, 1863, Eliza Taylor, born at Chatham, Pa., Dec. 26, 1847, the daughter of William and Catherine (Hannah) Taylor, the former deceased, the latter living. They have one son, Floyd M. Comrade Jackson is now a farmer, a member of Alfred Toles Post, 320, and may be addressed at Little Marsh, Tioga county, Pa.
Was born at Charleston, Tioga county, Pa., Aug. 4, 1826, the son of Ezra and Catherine (Young) Jennings, both deceased; he married at Wellsboro, Pa., May 22, 1863, Margaret Broughton, born June 12, 1842, in Delmar township, Pa., the daughter of Royal and Margaret (Robinson) Broughton, both dead. They have one child, Charles E. Mr. Jennings enlisted from Wellsboro, Pa., July 14, 1861, as a private in Co. H, 6th Pa. V.R.C., Pa. V.I., 5th A.C. Dec 13, 1862, he was wounded at Fredericksburg, Va., by a gunshot in right shoulder, and was in the hospitals at Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia, Pa., about four months, being finally discharged on account of this injury, at Fairfax Station, Va., April, 1863; he took active part in the battles of Drainsville, 2d Bull Run, South Mt., Antietam, and Fredericksburg. Two brothers were in the service, Jeremiah, Co. H, 6th Pa. V.R.C., was wounded, and died in the army; and Charles T., Co. C. 3d Pa. V.Cav.; his great-grandfather, George Young, served in the U.S. Army, in the War of 1812; as did also the paternal grandfather of Mrs. Jennings, Nathan Broughton, the latter was granted a pension. Comrade Jennings belongs to Encampment 105, U.V.L., is a farmer, and may be addressed at Wellsboro, Tioga county, Pa.
GEORGE W. JOHNSON
The subject of this sketch was born in Blossburg, Pa., Nov. 13, 1845, and was a son of Joseph Johnson still living and Ann E. (Richter) deceased. April 23, 1874, at Charleston, Pa., he married Polly E. Catlin who was born Dec. 10, 1845; her father, Joel Catlin is dead, but her mother, Almira H. (Hill) is still living (1894). They have had one child, Floyd M., who was born May 17, 1887. Comrade Johnson was farming at the time of the breaking out of the late Rebellion and enlisted from Williamsport, Pa., Sept. 3, 1864, at the age of 18 years as a private in Co. K, 207th Pa. V.I., 2d Brig., 3d Div., 9th A.C. He participated in the engagements at Ft. Steedman, March 25, 1865, Petersburg April 2, 1865, Fort Mahone and several skirmishes, receiving an honorable discharge May 31, 1865, at Alexandria, Va. Of his wife's brothers , George served in Co. B,101st Pa. V.I., and Bat. E, 3d Pa. L.A.; Delong served in Co. A. 187th Pa Pa. V.I., and was seriously wounded June 18, in front of Petersburg, from the effects of which he died July 3, 1864, in hospital at City Point, Va. During the charge of the 207th Pa. On the enemy's works. April 2, 1865, Capt. Root of Co. H, was seriously wounded in the face after mounting the parapet of the fort and Comrade Johnson, with two others, one of whom was Edsel D. Mitchell who was killed a little later in same engagement, who were in the advance with him, succeeded in entering the works, but being unsupported were compelled to retire or surrender as ordered to do by the enemy; they quickly decided on the former which they did under fire, carrying with them one of their number, D.A. Evans, who had been severely wounded after getting inside the works. Comrade Johnson was never absent from his command day or night while in the service and was always ready for duty, except for about two weeks while suffering with a felon. Comrade Johnson has been township clerk three years, collector and constable seven years, school director three years; he belongs to Mansfield Post, 47, at Mansfield, Pa., is by occupation a farmer and may be addressed at Covington, Pa.
R. A. JOHNSON
Son of Abram and Mary (Welthon) Johnson, both deceased, the former born in 1812 died in 1890; was born in Covington township, Tioga county, Pa., May 18, 1840, and was married in Tioga, this Co., Dec. 22, 1868, to Matilda Johnson who was born Nov. 24, 1847, in Blossburg, Pa., and passed to her reward Nov. 10, 1871, leaving no children; he was again married Dec. 22, 1875, in Covington, Pa., to Frances R. Johnson, a sister of his dec. wife, who was born Oct. 7, 1856, at that place, of parents, Joseph and Eliza (Richter) Johnson. The former is still living in 1894 at the age of 74 years, but the mother died in 1888. They have had one son, Samuel J., born July 13, 1878, died April 12, 1885. Comrade Johnson was engaged as a farmer at the time of his enlistment at the age of 21 years as a private Sept. 20, 1861, in Charleston township, this county, in Co. G, 45th Pa. V.I., 2d Brig., 2d Div., 9th A.C. July, 1862, at Port Royal, S.C. he was internally injured; the following month he was taken to hospitals at Newport, Cliftburn and Washington about one month; he took active part in the battle of James Island, and a good many skirmishes receiving an honorable discharge Sept. 20, 1862, at Washington, D.C. A brother of his wife, George W. Johnson, whose record will appear in this volume, served in Co. K, 207th Pa. V.I. Comrade Johnson is by occupation a farmer and his address is Covington, Pa.
Was born Feb. 2, 1845, in South Wales, the son of Benjamin and Catherine (Jenkins) Jones, both deceased; he came to Tioga county, Pa., and married in 1867, Jan. 19, at Danville, Montour county, Sarah A. Estep, born July 25, 1847, also a native of South Wales, and daughter of James and Elizabeth (Pritchard) Estep, both living. They have the following children, Kate, James E., Benjamin F., William C., Adaline, Sadie, and Bertha who died Dec. 17, 1893. Comrade Jones enlisted at Harrisburg, Pa., at 18, June 17, 1863, as a private in Co. C, 28th Pa. S.M. Discharged at Harrisburg, Pa., July 28, 1863, his term of service having expired, he re-enlisted, July 18, 1864, at the same city, in Co. K, 194th Pa. V.I.; was detailed Aug. 1, of same year, at Baltimore, M., with his Reg't, which had been changed to mounted infantry, on scouting duty through Western Md., for three months; and was finally discharged, Nov. 6, 1864, having fought in the battles of Oyster Point, Carlisle, Hagerstown, Md., and had been also engaged in scouting, skirmishing, guard and garrison duty. Comrade Jones was J.P. of Antrim, Pa., school director of Duncan township, Pa., and is now a miner at the former place, where he may be addressed.
ORLANDO P. JONES
Became a soldier Aug. 28, 1864, at 25 years of age; he enlisted at Troy, Pa., as Corporal of Co. K, 207th Pa. V.I., 2d Brig., 3d Div., 9th A.C., and was honorably discharged at Harrisburg, Pa., June 17, 1865, having fought in the Charge on Fort Steedman Siege of Petersburg, and final assault on Petersburg. Two Brothers of Mrs. Jones, Augustus and John L., served in Co. A, 149th Pa. V.I.; both were captured, and the latter died in Salisbury prison; a third brother, Abram, was in Co. A, 187th Pa. V.I. Both grandfathers of Mr. Jones, Samuel Jones and Jacob Allen, and the maternal grandfather of Mrs. Jones, Jesse Losey, were in the Continental army during the Revolution; the two former were taken prisoners; the latter is buried at Holidaytown, Tioga county, Pa. Orlando P. Jones was born in Chenango county, N.Y., June 13, 1836, the son of Lorenzo and Rhoda (Allen) Jones, neither of whom are living. Settling in Tioga county, Pa., in 1849, he married there, in Charleston township, July 4, 1872, Lydia Lyon, born April 8, 1845, at Middlebury, Pa., the daughter of Joseph E. and Martha (Ives) Lyon, both deceased. Their children are: Edith M., Addie A., Orlando E. and Allen W. Mr. Jones is now a farmer, and may be addressed at Niles Valley, Tioga Co., Pa.
Was born March 26th, 1826, in Abbington, township, Luzerne county, Pa., and was a son of Sillick and Sally (Dann) June, both of whom have passed away; his first wife, Hannah Smith, whom he married in Benton township, Luzerne county, Pa., May 3, 1849, was born in 1827 in Rhode Island, and died Sept. 25, 1869, leaving these children, Charles A., George N., Rosana D. dec., Francis, Luella dec., and Sherdian. June 28, 1870, he was again married to Almeda Colloms, who was born in N.J., Aug. 16, 1831, of parents, Horace and Lucinda (Rolson) Colloms, dead. By a former marriage she had two children, Almira and Milo Blackmer, the latter served in the late war, and was a member of Co. C, 7th Pa. Cav. Comrade June was employed as a farmer at the time of his enlistment at Canton, Pa., at the age of 37 years, joining Co. C, 132d Pa. V.I., 3d Div., 2d A.C. as a private; his term expiring, he was honorably discharged May 25, 1863, at Harrisburg, and the following year, in Jan., he enlisted at Elmira, N.Y., in Co. M, 50th N.Y. Eng. His battle list includes Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Wilderness, Spottsylvania C.H., North Anna River, Cold Harbor and in front of Petersburg; he was granted a final honorable discharge June 25, 1865, at Elmira, N.Y. A brother of his wife, Benjamin Howell served in Co. C, 7th Pa. Cav., during the late war. Comrade June is engaged in farming, and his post office address is Carpenter, Lycoming county, Pa.
IRA W. KEAGLE
Son of Jacob and Rachel (Dawson) Keagle, both deceased, was born in Liberty, Tioga county, Pa., July 25, 1835, and was still living there at the time of his enlistment at Williamsport, Pa., at the age of 26 years as a private in Co. F, 5th Pa. Res. Inf. McCall's Div., Army of the Potomac, and was transferred on field to Co. C, 191st Pa. V.I. He was detailed at one time with supply train as artisan; he received a slight gunshot wound in battle and was honorably discharged Dec. 31, 1863, at Camp on field, in Virginia; he re-enlisted Jan. 1, 1864, in Co. F, 5th Pa. Res. And was granted a thirty day furlough, rejoining his command at Rapidan River. He took active part in the battles of Mechanicsville, Gaines Hill, White Oak Swamp, Malvern Hill, 2d Bull Run, South Mt., Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorville, Gettysburg, Wilderness, Spottsylvania and Cold Harbor; he was granted a final honorable discharge June 28, 1865, at Harrisburg,Pa., the war having came to a close. He had three brothers in the late war, George, Samuel and John, all of whom were severely wounded in action. Comrade Keagle was married July 20, 1865, at Liberty, Pa., to Theodosia Marvin. She was born Jan. 27, 1845, in Liberty, Pa., and was a daughter of Giles and Elizabeth (McCracken) Marvin, both deceased; the latter was a native of New Jersey. Their children are J. Benner, Myra dec., William W., Elizabeth R. dec., Johnnie I., Mabel C., Walter R., Claude and Beuhla. Comrade Keagle died Aug. 30, 1888, from complication of diseases, the result of sunstroke received in line of duty at the battle of Gaines Mills, Va. He was a prominent member of Brown Post, 171, G.A.R., at Blossburg, Pa., where the family now reside.
CHARLES T. KELLEY
Was born May 21, 1842, at Wellsboro, Tioga county Pa., the son of Sylvester and Harriet (Lock) Kelley, the former living , the latter deceased. At Cherry Flats, in that Co., March 12, 1867, he married Julia Fenton, born June 16, 1847 at Charleston twp., Tioga Co., Pa., the daughter of Luman and Emily (Austin) Fenton, the former deceased, the latter living. Comrade Kelley entered the service at 18, enlisting from Wellsboro, Pa. August 28, 1861, as a private, later promoted to Corp., and Sergeant, in Co. G, 45th Pa. V.I., 1st Brig., 2d Div., 9th A.C. From this enlistment he was discharged at Blaine's Cross Roads, Tenn., December 31, 1863, re-enlisting the same day in his old command, V.V.I. The following Aug. 19, he was detailed as Color-bearer at Weldon R.R. for about 2 months; a furlough of 30 days had been given him in January from Blaine's Cross Roads, and a second, of 15 days was given him from City Point, December, 1864; April 2, 1865, he was wounded in the charge on the lines at Petersburg, by a gunshot in the left heel, and was sent to the Chester hospital at Philadelphia, Pa., remaining about 5 months, and given a final discharge, June 29, 1865. He fought at James Island, South Mt., Antietam, Fredericksburg, Jackson, Blue Springs, Siege of Knoxville, Wilderness, Spottsylvania C.H., North Anna River, Cold Harbor, and Siege of Petersburg. In the same command was a brother of Mrs. Kelley, Henry Fenton, killed at South Mt., sept. 14, 1862; she had two more brothers in the service, Caleb. Co. E, 1st Pa. Rifles, died in rebel prison; and Chester, Co. F, 11th Pa. V. Cav., wounded. Comrade Kelley was School Director of Charleston twp., Pa., 3 years, in now Surgeon of Encampment, 105, U.V.L. Is a farmer, and his P.O. address is Cherry Flats, Pa.
CHARLES E. KELSEY
Was born in Charleston township, Tioga Co., Pa., June 4, 1838, and was a son of S.B. Kelsey living, and Rachel (Dailey) dec. At the time of his enlistment he was engaged in farming near Covington, Pa., and was enrolled Aug. 25, 1864, at West Covington, in Co. K, 207th Pa. V.I, 9th and 18th A.C., as a private. He was detailed at Jones Landing on James River to unload government supplies from Oct. 1 to Dec. 1, 1864; he also participated in the engagements at Bermuda Front, Hatchers Run, Warren Raid, Ft. Steedman, Petersburg and Richmond; he was granted an honorable discharge May 31, 1865, at Camp Curtain, Harrisburg, Pa., at the close of the war. His paternal grandfather served in the Revolutionary war. Elijah, a cousin, served in Co. K, 207th Pa. V.I., and was killed in front of Petersburg. Lyman Douglas and James Douglas, brothers of his wife, served in the late war, the former in 12th Pa. Res. Was wounded by gunshot in arm; the latter in Co. G, 45th Pa. V.I., lost his voice in service. Our subject marred in Dartt's Settlement, Pa., Aug. 9, 1857, Almeda Douglas who was born in Steuben county, N.Y., April 14, 1841; her father, A.J. Douglas is iving, but her mother, Susan (Welton) has passed away. Two children were born to them, Rosie S. and Alfred D. Comrade Kelsey belongs to Gen. Mansfield Post, 48, and his wife is an active worker in the W.R.C. and a member of Gen. Mansfield Corps, No. 6, Dept. of Pa., Mansfield, Pa.; he is by occupation a farmer and his address is West Covington, Pa.
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