Saturday, September 07, 2013

Israel Minnie.

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Israel Minnie, Born April 3, 1839, in Montreal, Canada, and came with his parents to Miami county, Indiana, where in 1862 he enlisted in Company D. After the war he returned to that county and October 5, 1867, married Amanda Hall, and lived on a farm near Peru, a man known and respected by all. Spent five years, from 1870 to 1875, in Kansas. He was a great friend of his old comrades and attended nearly every reunion of the regiment, where his good nature and genial ways made him a great favorite. In the summer of 1899, he was passing along the street in Peru when a runaway team came dashing along, threatening to run over a large number of school children just crossing the street; he rushed in, grasped the frightened horses and averted the danger, but was himself so injured that he only survived a few days, dying as a hero dies who gives his life to save others. He leaves a wife, but no children. Her address is Peru, Indiana. .

Indiana State Records. 

Enlisted in the 99th., Indiana infantry, Co. D., August 13, 1862, at Peru. Indiana, age 23.  Rank Private  Discharged June 5, 1865.

Authors note.  On the rosters he is listed under Israel Miney.

Friday, September 06, 2013

Elisha Cooley.

ELISHA COOLEY, dealer in sewing machine, pianos, organs and musical merchandise, Cottonwood Falls, was born in Hunterdon County, N. J., April 15, 1838. He received an academic education, but before entering upon a contemplated college course entered the volunteer service fore the war of the Rebellion. He enlisted in October, 1861, as a private in Company H, Ninth Regiment New Jersey Volunteer Infantry; was assigned to the army under Gen. Burnside, and participated in the expedition into North Carolina, which resulted in the capture of Roanoke Island, Newberne and Fort Macon, N. C. in all of which battles Mr. Cooley took an active part. He was also in the battles of Kinston, Whitehall and Goldsboro.

He then remained on garrison duty, with occasional expeditions into the enemy's country, until the spring of 1864. He then joined the army of the James, and took part in the battles of Bermuda Hundred, Drury's Bluff, Arrowfield Church, Cold Harbor and the siege of Petersburg. His regiment then returned to Newberne, N. C., to recruit, and was not engaged in any heavy fighting until the army of Gen. Schofield entered North Carolina, March, 1865; the regiment was then ordered to Raleigh, and had some hot engagements on the old battlegrounds at Kingston and Goldsboro. The regiment traveled by land and water, over 7,600 miles, during its term of service.

Mr. Cooley was mustered out of service July 12, 1865. He then returned home, and in the following winter attended a course of four months at Bryant and Stratton's Commercial College, Poughkeepsie, N. Y. In the spring of 1866 he removed to Bushnell, Ill. and started in business, but was soon after elected Constable and City Marshal. After holding these offices a few months he was appointed Deputy Sheriff of McDonough County. The duties of these three offices occupied his time until he came to Kansas in July, 1871.

He located in Cottonwood Falls, where he has since resided with the exception of two years of this time, when he was engaged in farming. He has the only store in his line in the city, carries a stock of sewing machines and machine supplies, pianos, organs and musical merchandise. He has also in the same store a millinery department containing a good stock, which is operated by Mrs. Cooley. Mr. Cooley is a member of J. W. Geary Post, No. 15, G. A. R. He married Miss Cynthia A. Drake, of Bushnell, Ill., December 24, 1868.

Thursday, September 05, 2013

Allen Gentry.

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Allen Gentry.

Birth: March 3, 1842.
Death: July 4, 1926.

Wife: Cordelia Gentry, 1849-1889.

burial: Sunset Cemetery, Rockport, Spencer County, Indiana.

Indiana State Records. 
Enlisted in the 42nd, Indiana infantry, company H., October 21, 1861, at Dubois County, Indiana, age 23, Discharged December 26, 1864.  Corpl. Promoted to 1st Sgt, May 1, 1862. Promoted 2nd Lt, March 14, 1863; Capt, November 1, 1864.
42nd., Regimental History.
Allen Gentry, Was born in Spencer county, Ind., March 3, 1842, and entered the United States service with the organization of the 42d Regt. Indiana Vol. infantry at the age of nineteen years as corporal of Company H of the regiment, and color bearer for the regiment. From corporal he was promoted in the regular line till he reached the rank of lieutenant, in which he was mustered out with the regiment. He held a commission as an officer before he was twenty years old, being the youngest officer in the regiment. He is a prosperous farmer now, with a residence near Rockport, Ind., enjoying the confidence and respect of all.
Corporal Allen Gentry, Company H, was passing a wounded rebel who asked for water. Though at danger, or risk of capture. Corporal Gentry divided his own scanty supply with his enemy of half an hour before. They were no longer enemies.

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

William George, War of 1812.

William George.

Birth: 1778, Cabell County, West Virginia.
Death: Aug. 5, 1872, Christian County, Illinois.

He was a veteran of the War of 1812. He was mustered in as a substitute for Francis Burrell, Jr. He was married three times, Janes Millisons, Nancy Hazelett, and Sarah Proctor. Buried at Oakhill and on the back of his tombstone there is a small child listed also. Name is Nancy, died at the age of 1 yr., 3 mos. and 7 days. Birth date was lsted as Feb. 2, 1853 Death Nov. 7, 1854.

Children: Margaret George Leigh (1824 - ____).

Burial: Oak Hill Cemetery, Buckhart, Sangamon County, Illinois.

He was a Sergeant in Captain Isaac Butler's company, Ohio Militia  Enlisted August 9, 1812, discharged February 9, 1813.  He alleges service as a substitute for Francis Burrill.

Sold his first wife Nancy Hazlett.

Married  Sarah Hays, July 27, 1854, at Lick Creek, Sangamon County, Illinois.
Died about 1882.

His residence.

1850, Christian County, Illinois.
1855, Sangamon County, Illinois.
1871, Rochester, Sangamon County, Illinois. 

His wife residence.

1878, Edinburg, Christian County, Illinois..