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GEORGE BOWEN HERENDEN
Son of Richard and Elmina Bowen Herendeen was born at Newport, Herkimer County, N. Y., December 21, 1837; educated in Common and Academic schools, studied' law at Joliet, 111-, and at the Albany (N. Y.) University, was admitted to the Bar in i860 and in May, 1861 entered Civil War service as a private of Co. B, 10 N. Y. M. doing Guard duty at the Albany Barracks; August 16, 1S61, enlisted as a private in the 44th N. Y. V. I., and in 1862 was promoted to Sergeant Major, 2d Lieut., ist Lieut., and Adjutant; served in the field until January 21, 1864, when detached for service in the Department of the East; Post Adjt. Elmira, N. Y., Post Q. M. Auburn, N. Y., and Judge Adv. of Gen'l Court Martial, Elmira, N. Y., until October 11, 1864, on the expiration of the regiment's term of service, when he was honorably mustered out at Albany, N. Y. Conduct commended in Commander's reports of battles of Hanover . Court House and Malvern Hill, Va.
Commenced the practice of law at Hannibal, Mo., in 1865; was married to Miss Mary E. Royce in 1878, later engaged in various manvifacturing and mercantile pursuits, and now resides at Wilmette, Cook Co., 111. Comrade of Geo. H. homas, Post No. j G. A. R. (Chicago), member of the Western Soc. Army of the Potomac and Companion of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States, Illinois Commandery.
[His family, in 1866. by united action, modified the family name as indicated