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Son of Joseph and Elizabeth (Henry) Biddle, both deceased, was born in Canton, Bradford Co., Pa., July 12, 1837, and was following his trade as a carpenter at the time of his enlistment Sept. 15, 1861, at Canton, Pa., at the age of 21 years; he was enrolled in Co. D, 106th Pa. V. I., Philadelphia, Brig., 2d Div., 2d A. C., as 1st Corp., and was promoted to the rank of 2d Lieut., June 25, 1863. May 1, 1862, while engaged in building an observatory or lookout at Yorktown, Va., he had three ribs broken by falling timbers that had been dislodged by a shell from the enemy's works; he was taken to hospital Sept. 1, 1862, at Fairfax Seminary where he remained about two and a half months from sickness caused by fractured ribs. While engaged with the enemy on a skirmish line at the battle of Fair Oaks, May 31, 1862, he miraculously escaped death, his blanket, which was rolled up and on his shoulder was riddled with bullets and a ball imbedded itself in an ambrotype, in his pocket, which was the likeness of her who later became his wife. In the winter of 1862 at Camp Observation, near Poolville, Md., he was put on patrol duty on Sugar Loaf Mt., about two months. He participated in the engagements of Ball's Bluff, Big Bethel, numberous skirmishes at Yorktown, Williamsburg, Fair Oaks, Savage Station, White Oak Swamp, Malvery Hill, and Carlisle. He was honorably discharged from first enlistment Nov. 10, 1862, at Fairfax Seminary hospital, Va., and re-enlisted a year later, June, 1863, at Canton, Pa., in Co. C, 30th Pa. Militia as Ord. Sergt. During the battle of Gettysburg, Pa., he was engaged with his regiment in gathering up Rebel deserters. He was finally honorably discharged July 26, 1863, at Harrisburg, Pa., Of his brothers, Wallace served in Co. C, 132d Pa. V. I., and was severely wounded by fragment of shell at the battle of Antietem, Fidello, a member of Co. D, 106th Pa., V. I.; Almerin in Co. C, 30th Pa. V. Militia; the two latter re-enlisting in the 50th N. Y. Eng. Sept. 3, 1863, he was married in Ward Twp., Tioga County, N. Y., May 19, 1845. Her parents Jesse B., and Emaline (Millspaugh) Denmark are dead. Seven children have blessed this marriage, Elmer E., Ina E., Bert J., Jessie D., Frank I., Lizzie A. and Anna B. Comrade Biddle is O. of D. and Past Commander of Brown Post, 171, he is by occupation a carpenter and his address is Blossburg, Pa.,
Lieut. Charles Biter
Born Jan. 29, 1822, in Northumberland county, Pa., was a son of John G. and Mary E. (Wilman) Biter, now deceased, with whom he came to Tioga county, Pa., when quite young. By his first wife, Margaret Brion whom he married April 25, 1850, in Liberty twp., Tioga County, Pa., he had these children, George W., Mary E. dec., Amanda E., Charles E., Benjamin F., William dec., and Henry. Mrs. Biter was born Sept. 6, 1828, in Liberty twp., this county, a daughter of Benjamin and Mary (Bastian) Brion, now dead, and passed to her reward May 26, 1875. Nov. 30, 1882, he was again married in Liberty twp., this county, to Christinna Deahr, who was born March 5, 1825, in Liberty twp., of parents, Michael and Christinna (Fisher) Deahr, now dead. Comrade Biter was by occupation a farmer and carpenter at the time of his enlistment Oct. 1862, at Harrisburg, Pa., at the age of 42 years as 2d Lieut. Of Co., A, 171st Pa. V. I., 18th A. C. In Jan. 1863, he was detailed at Newbern, N. C. in charge of detachment engagements and skirmishes of his Regt., and resigned Feb. 1863, at Newbern, N. C., on account of being disabled with rheumatism. Comrade Biter held, before the war, a commission as 1st Lieut. For five years, and commission as Capt. For five years, from the Governor of Pennsylvania, in a Military organization called the "Liberty Guards". Two brothers of his wife, Joseph and Henry Brion, served in the late war, members of Co. A, 171st Pa. V. I. Comrade Biter is a member of King Bros. Post, 288, he is by occupation a farmer and his address is Hartford, Pa.
Lieut. Geo. Blackwell
Born in Morris twp., Tioga county, Pa., June 2, 1821, was a son of Wm. And Sarah (Morrison) Blackwell, deceased. He married in Morris twp., this county Aug. 7, 1847, Mary A. Campbell, who was born in Lycoming county, Pa., Feb. 9, 1823. Her father, John Campbell is deceased, as is also her mother, Frances (Clark). By this marriage there are six children: william P., Sarah J., Alice A., George M., Elizabeth E. and Frances. Comrade Blackwell's army life dates from Aug. 8, 1862, at Wellsboro, Pa., when he was enrolled at the age of 43 years in Co. A, 149th Pa., V. I., 2d Brig., 3d Div., 1st A. C. He enlisted as a private and won successive promotions: as Sergt., was commissioned 2d Lieut., May 4, 1864, being mustered in as such July 8, 1864, and was promoted to lst Lieut., July 9, 1864. In the winter of 1863-4 he was granted a short leave of absence on account of the death of a sister and returned to command two days before it expired, at Culpeper, C. H., Va. In the winter of 1862-3 he was detailed at Washington, D. C. on provost duty three months. June 1, 1864, he was wounded at Bethesda Church by gunshot in thigh; Aug. 1864, he was confined in hospital one month suffering with chronic rheumatism. He fought at Pollock Mills, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Mine Run, Wilderness, Spottsylvania, North Anna River, Cold Harbor, Petersburg, Weldon R. R., and several others, receiving an honorable discharge Oct. 14, 1864, at Annapolis, Md. He had two brothers in the service: Wm. In Co. #, 1st P. R. V. C., was taken prisoner at Gaines Bills, June 27, 1862, and confined in Libby and Belle Isle three months. The other brother, John M. was born in Morris twp., this county, March 28, 1828, was farming there when he was enrolled Sept. 1864, at the age of 36 years in Co. I, 207th Pa. V. I., 2d Brig., 3d Div., 9th A. C. He was detailed to unload vessels at Jones Landing about three months; he also took part in the battles of Ft. Steedman, March 25, 1865, where he was slightly wounded and Petersburg, April 2, 1865. He was honorably discharged June, 1865, at Alexandria, Va., and died Oct. 1886, in Morris twp., of fistula contracted in the service. He married in Morris twp., this county, Martha Walters born in 1830, in Lycoming Co., Pa., of parents, Henry and Jane (Morrison) Walters, dead. Their children are, Edwin P., John H., George, Guerdon S., Stella dec., another child by the name of Stella, also dec., Ralph, Martha and James L. His wife had a brother in the war, Wm. In Co. 1st P. R. V. C. Our subject, Lieut. Geo. Glackwell, has been school director several years, he belongs to Babb Post, 310, he is disabled and retired soldier and may be addressed at Lloyds, Pennsylvania.
John F. Blanchard
Born July 7, 1842, in Lycoming county, Pa., was the son of Solomon and Caroline (Fanought) Blanchard, both deceased: he settled in Tioga Co., Pa., having already married, in the fall of 1865, in Liberty twp., Pa., Sarah J. Kimball, born June 8, 1845, in the latter town, the daughter of Henry and Sophia (Stout) Kimball, neither of whom are living. Their children are, Sherman S., Elmer E., Sarah A., Ida M., and John O. At Liberty, Pa., Sept. 5, 1864, Comrade Blanchard enlisted at 24, as a private — later promoted to Corp, — in Co. E, 207th Pa. V. I., 3d Brig., 2d Div., 9th A. C. April 2, 1865, at Petersburg, he received an axe wound in the foot for which he was in hospital at ________ Point, V., Washington, D. C., and Philadelphia, Pa., about three months; he fought at City Point, Fort Steedman, Black Water, Horse Shoe, and in the final assault on Petersburg, receiving an honorable discharge at Whitehall, Philadelphia, June 20, 1865. A brother, Solomon, served in the same command. Four brothers of Mrs. Blanchard were in the Union army; William in a Pa. Reg't; Peter, Henry and Jacob, in 106th Pa. V. I. The paternal grandfather of Mr. Blanchard was in the Continental army during the Revolution, and drew a pension for his services. Comrade Blanchard is now a wagon-maker, and may be addressed at Cherry Flats, Tioga Co., Pa.
Enlisted Sept. 1, 1864, at Harrisburg, Pa., as a private in Co. D, 207th Pa. V. I., 2d Brig., 3d Div., 9th A. C. At the time of his enlistment, he was 18 years old, and was living in Tioga county, Pa. He participated in the battle of Bermuda Hundred, Va., the charge on Fort Steedman, and the final assault on the lines at Petersburg, Va. Our subject was born Dec. 4, 1846, in Lock, Brown Co., N. Y., and when two years old his parents settled in Tioga county, Pa., He is the son of Joseph and Clarrasie (King) Bliss, both of the parents being deceased. Oct. 6, 1866, he was united in marriage, at Nelson, to Jane Rice, who was born May 29, 1851, in this same town. To them nine children have been born, namely: Clarrassie M., George H., James O., Lillie, Lyman C., Jennie M., Newell, Asel L. and Mildred C. The parents of Mrs. Bliss are Luther and Catherine Handville) Rice, both of whom are still living. He had two brothers in the service, James served from Pa., and died before his return home. Orlando was a member of Co. H, 207th Pa. V. I., and was wounded while in action: his wife's brother, William, served from Ohio, and another brother, Henry, a member of Co. L, 2d Pa. V. C. died since the war; her paternal grandfather, Josiah Rice, was in the War of 1812 and died from severe exposures. Mr. Bliss is an active member of the Wallace Bogart Post, No. 362, G. A. R., Dept. Of Pa.; his occupation is farming and he resides at Nelson, Tioga Co., Pa.
Son of John and Elizabeth (Conklin) Bloom, both deceased,
was born in Sussex county, N. J., Dec. 4, 1830, coming to Tioga county,
Pa., in 1855; where he was residing, by occupation a mason, when he enlisted
at the age of 32 years at Little Marsh, Pa., Aug. 20, 1861; he was enrolled
in Co. F, 45th Pa, V. I., 2d Brig., 2d Div., 9th A. C., as a private, being
promoted to Corp. And Sergt. In Nov., 1863, he was detailed at Greenville,
N. C., to hunt and arrest Rebel deserters, about two weeks; after the surrender
of Gen. Lee, he was detailed to serve as nurse at Columbia College hospital,
Washington, D. C., about two months; he was honorably discharged Dec.,
1863, at Blaines Cross Roads, Tenn., and re-enlisted same day in old command.
July1, 1864, in front of Petersburg he was wounded by ball entering the
nose at nostril, carrying away a part of the upper jaw bone, also a portion
of tongue, lodging in neck just above the right shoulder and under main
artery; he was also wounded by a severe gunshot in forehead over left eye;
for these wounds he was in Brig. Hospital in front of Petersburg about
ten days and was then removed to Columbia College hospital Washington,
about three months; while in hospital, he was furloughed for thirty days
in Oct., 1864, returning to hospital at expiration of furlough. He was
captured at the explosion of mine in front of Petersburg and made his excape
the same day; he took part in every battle and skirmish in which his Regt.
Was engaged, except while in hospital; including James Island, South mt.
Jackson, Fredericksburg, Vicksburg, Jackson, Knowville, four days; battle
at the Wilderness, Spottsylvania C. H., North Anna River, Cold Harbor and
Petersburg; he was granted a final honorable discharge June 25, 1865, at
Washington, D. C. A brother, William, served in Co. D, 186th Pa. V. I.;
his wife had three brothers in the service: Thomas in 1st Pa. V. I., 1st
Bucktails, died of typhoid fever in Carver hospital, Washington, D. C.,
Jas. In Co. H, 45th Pa. V. I., and Robert in same command. Comrade Bloom
married July 3, 1865, in this county, Susan Anderson, who was April 7,
1840, in Hollidaytown, Pa., a daughter of James and Rosanna (Turnbull)
Anderson, deceased. They have had one son, Herbert L. Comrade Bloom has
been councilman of Covington Borough, school director fifteen years in
Middleburg twp., Tioga county, Pa., belongs to Gen. Mansfield Post, 48,
at Mansfield, Pa., is by occupation a farmer and his address is Covington,
James A. Bockus
Entered the service Sept. 5, 1864, from Wellsboro, Pa., as a private in Co. K, 207th Pa. V. I., 9th A. C., and participated in the following battles — Siege of Petersburg, charge on Fort Steedman, and final assault on the lines at Petersburg, receiving an honorable discharge, June 11, 1865, at Alexandria, Va. His father, George H. Bockus, served in Co. G, 45th Pa. V. I., and died in the service; a brother, Charles, went out in Co. A, 187th Pa V. I. His paternal grandfather, George Bockus, served in the U. S. Army, in the War of 1812, and received a pension for said service. Comrade Bockus was born ept. 14, 1844, in Susquehanna Co., Pa., the son of George H. and Eliza J. (Rockwell) Bockus, neither of whom are living. Settling in Tioga Co., Pa., in 1850, he married, Oct. 17, 1871, at Mansfield, Pa., Martha Robb, born Sept. 11, 1852, also in Susquehanna Co., the daughter of William and Sarah (Peck) Robb, both dead. Their children are Stella M. and Sarah. Mrs. Martha Bockus died April 2, 1894. Mr. Bockus is now a farmer and his address is Brownlee, Tioga Co., Pennsylvania.
Entered the service Feb. 12, 1864, from Wellsboro, Pa., enlisting in Co. A, 187th Pa. V. I., 1st Brig., 1st Div., 5th A. C., as a private. He was in Chestnut Hill hospital, Philadelphia, Pa., with chronic diarrhea, 1 months from Sug. 1864; and was honorably discharged a year later, Aug. 5, 5865, at Harrisburg, Pa., he fought in the Charge on one of the Forts at Petersburg, but the balance of his service consisted of scouting, skirmishing, guard and garrison duty. One brother was in the Union army, Alonzo, Co. G, 45th Pa. V. I.; and a brother of Mrs. Bockus, Willis Pake, went out in Co. A, 187th Pa. V. I. The paternal grandfather of Mr. Bockus, George Bockus, was a soldier in the Continental army during the Revolution, and an uncle, George Beckus, served in the U. S. Army in the War of 1812. Philander Bockus was born in Charlestown twp., Tioga Co., Pa., April 24, 1842, the son of Joseph and Hypasha (Gilkey) Bockus, the former deceased, the latter living. June 7, 1869, at Wellsboro, Pa., he married Eliza J. Pake, born May 4, 1846, a native also of Charlestown, twp., and daughter of Hiel and Nancy C. (Talbot) Pake, the former living, the latter passed away. They have one child, Chloe. Mrs. Eliza J. Bockus is a charter member of Geo. Cook, W. R. C., and is an active worker in that organization. Mr. Bockus was Supervisor of Roads in Charlestown twp., 3 terms, is P. Serg't-Maj. Of Geo. Cook, Post, 315, is a farmer, and his P. O. address is Round Top, Tioga Co., Pa.
Charles L. Boehm
A native of Saxony, Germany, born March 6, 1837, was a son of Carl L. and Fredericka Boehm, now deceased. In 1864 he settled in Tioga county, Pa., where he was married two years later on Aug. 18, to Tina Neupert, who was also born in Saxony, Germany, Sept. 19, 1842; her parents, Frederick and Johanna (Christiana) Neupert, are both deceased. The following children have blessed this marriage, Amelia A., Huldah E., Frank C., Oscar dec., Walter G., Albert W., Lena D., Herman F. dec., Freddie F., Carl L. and Christiana J. Comrade Boehm was by occupation a spinner when he enlisted Oct. 1, 1862, at East Hampton, Mass., at the age of 25 years as a private in Co. K., 52d Mass. V. I., which was assigned to Gen. Bank's Div., 19th Army Corps. In March, 1863, while on the march from Fort Hudson to Baton Rouge he contracted disease of the lungs from the effects of which he still suffers; June 14, 1863, his collar bone was fractured by a fragment of shell at Port Hudson; he fought at Baton Rouge, Ft. Donelson, Irish Bend, Port Hudson and numerous skirmishes, receiving an honorable discharge Aug. 14, 1863, at Greenfield, Mass., at expiration of term of service. At the battle of Port Hudson June 14, 1863, where 203 were killed, and 1,401 were wounded and 201 missing, Comrade Boehm slept two hours on the battlefield among them, and did duty for two nights, and one night worked on rifle pits. A brother, Frank S. Boehm, served in the late war and belonged to Co. K, 52nd Pa. V. I., and was killed in 1890 while engaged in work for Fall Brook R. R. Co., as car inspector. Comrade Boehm is a member of Brown Post, 171, he is a car inspector for Fall Brook R. R. Co., and in the spring of 1874 while discharging his duty he accidentally lost a portion of his right hand; his address is Blossburg, Pa.
George S. Borden
Enlisted May 16, 1861, at Troy, Pa., 23 years of age as a private in Co. C, 12th Pa. R. V. C., Pa. V. I., 3d Brig., McCall's Div., 5th A. C. He was twice in hospital, July, 1861, at Harrisburg, Pa., a month with measles, and Jan. 1862, at Annapolis, Md., with chronic diarrhead; April, 1862, he was given a furlough of 10 days, at Washington, D. C. At Belle Plains, Va., he was detailed, July, 1863, as teamster in the Ambulance Corps, continuing about 11 months, a final discharge being given him, June 11, 1864, at Harrisburg, Pa. He fought at Drainsville, Gaines' Mills, Charles City Cross Roads, Malvern Hill, Harrison's Landing, 2d Bull Run, Va., Chantilly, South Mt., Md., Antietam, md., Fredericksburg, Va., Chancellorsville, Va., Frederick City, Md., Gettysburg, Pa., and the Wilderness Campaign, Va. A brother, Robert J., served in Co. L, 2d Pa. V. Cav., and was wounded. A brother of Mrs. Borden, Aruna Bacon, was in Co. D, 98th Pa. V. I., and died from injuries received in the service. Mr. Borden was born in Delaware county, N. Y., Sept. 26, 1838, the son of william and Elizabeth (Weasamore) (????) Borden both deceased. Coming to Tioga county, Pa., in 1852, he married there, at Wellsboro, Dec. 22, 1864, Cynthia Bacon, born May 6, 1843, in that town, the daughter of Daniel and Louisa (Atherton) (?????) Bacon, both passed away. Their children are, Mattie B., and Byron A. Comrade Borden is now a farmer, and may be addressed at Niles Valley, Pa.
Robert J. Borden
At that time a resident of Charleston Twp., Tioga county, Pa., enlisted Oct. 1, 1861, at 16 years of age from Harrisburg, Pa., as a private in Co. L, 2d Pa. V. Cav. In the spring of 1863, he was in the hospital at Alexandria, Va., four weeks with chronic diarrhea; was transferred in July of the same yar, to the convalescent camp, Va. And to 7th Co., 2d Bat. V. R. C. The following November he was detailed at Washington, D. C., as messenger in the Pay-master Gen.'s office, remaining about one year; and was honorably discharged, in the same day. Oct. 21, 1864, having fought in the battles of Cedar Mt., and 2d Bull Run; besides scouting, skirmishing, guard and garrison duty. One brother, George S., went out in Co. C, 12th Pa. V. R. C., and is now living at Niles Valley, Tioga county, Pa. Comrade Borden was born at Delhi, Delaware county, N. Y., March 2, 1844, the son of William and Elizabeth (Weismore) Borden, both deceased. In 1853, he settled in Tioga county, Pa., and married, at Washington, D. C., July, 1865, Fannie Monshower, born Oct. 28, 1843, in Carroll Co., Md., the daughter of Joseph and Charity (Holenberger) Monshower, both passed away. Their children are, Minnie M., William R., Lola B., Katie, and Elouise. Comrade Borden held the position of clerk in the Pay-master General's office from 1864 to 1870; has been Burgess and Councilman in Wellsboro, Tioga county, Pa., where he is now a manufacturer and builder.
M. S. Bostwick,
Son of Daniel and Harriet (Standish) Bostwick, both parents now deceased, was born Sept. 14, 1845, in Triangle, Broome Co., N. Y., coming to Tioga county, Pa., in 1854 where he was living, when he entered the army, at the early age of 17 years Sept. 1, 1864, at Lawrenceburg, Pa., in Co. H, 207th Pa. V. I., 2d Brig., 3d Dig., 9th A. ?, as a private soldier. In the fall of 1864 he was sick and in hospital at point of Rocks, Va., about six days with fever and ague. With his Regt., he took part in the battles of Bermuda Hundred, Charge on Fort Steedman, Hatcher's Run, and final assault on the lines at Petersburg, receiving an honorable discharge May 31, 1865, at Alexandria, Va. His father, Daniel Bostwick, served in the War of 1812, and was a pensioner of that service. The maternal grandfather of his wife, Moses Shoemaker, also served in the War of 1812. An uncle, married at Corning, N. Y., Aug. 4, 1869, to Emma J. Elston, who was born Jan. 24, 1845, at Barton, Tioga county, N. Y.; her father, Samuel Elston, is still living (1894), but her mother, Mary S. (Shoemaker), is now deceased. They have had four children, Nellie, Ella, Harry H. and Jesse J. Comrade Bostwick belongs to Wallace Bogart Post, 362, he is foreman on a R. R. at nelson, pa., where he may be addressed.
Serg't David E. Bowen
Is a native of Wales, born Aug. 28, 1840, the son of John A. and Mary (Awbry) Bowen, both deceased. Coming to Tioga county, Pa., in 1846 he married there, in Charleston twp., Aug. 28, 1868, Ann Rees, also from Wales, born in Nov., 1835, the daughter of Rees and Jeannette (Williams) Rees, both deceased. They have had these children: Nettie, Thomas E. Evans, and Rees a. Evans. Comrade Bowen became a soldier, Sept. 18, 1861, at 21, enlisting from Wellsboro, Pa., as a private — later promoted to Serg't — in Co. G, 45th Pa. V. I., 1st Brig., 2d Div., 9th A. C. Jan. 1, 1864, he was discharged from first enlistment, at Blaine's Cross Roads, re-enlisting immediately in Co. G, 45th Pa. V. V. I. In the following month a Veteran furlough was given him from the same place, of thirty days, from which he rejoined his command, April, 1864, at Annapolis, Md. April 2, 1865, he was wounded at Petersburg, by a gunshot in left leg, and remained in the hospital at Washington, D. C., about two months in consequence; a final honorable discharge was given him at Alexandria, Va., July 25, 1865, after having participated in the battles of James Island, S. C., South Mt., Md., Antietam, Md., Fredericksburg, Siege of Knoxville, Tenn., Wilderness, Va., Spottsylvania C. H., Va., North Anna River, Va., Tolopotomy Creek, Va., Bethesda Church, Va., Siege of Petersburg, Va., mine Explosion, Va., and final Assault on Petersburg, Va. Comrade Bowen is now Serg't-Maj. Of Encampment, 105th, U. V. L., is a farmer, and may be addressed at Wellsboro, Tioga Co., Pa.
Dr. LEONARD JARVIS BRADFORD
A homeopathic physician Leonard J. Bradford, M.D. was born Oct. 12, 1833 in Rutland, Tioga Co., Pa., a son of Joseph R. and Mary (Monroe) Bradford, deceased. Sept. 1, 1875 he was married at East Charleston, Tioga Co., Pa. to Alice Dartt, born Sept. 9, 1850 in East Charleston, Tioga Co., Pa. Her father, Chauncey Dartt, is deceased, but her mother, Harriet (Mott), is yet living. Five children have blessed this marriage; Bayard G., Carl M., Leonard J.,Jr., Joseph V., and Chauncey. Comrade Bradford enlisted Oct. 16, 1862, as a private, joining Co. A, 171st P.A. V. I. In January, 1863, he was detailed at Little Washington, N.C., as an attendant in general hospital, remaining about six months. He was employed during his entire enlistment, except when on detailed service, on scouting, skirmishing, and general guard and garrison duty. Aug. *, 1863 he was honorably discharged at Harrisburg, Pa. Dr. Bradford is a direct descendant of William Bradford, who came to this country in the ship "Mayflower." His maternal grandfather, Thomas Monroe, served as surgeon in the Revolutionary War; he was captured by the British and held a prisoner in England. His wife's maternal grandfather, Lent Mott, served in the War of 1812. Her great grandfather, Col. Justis Dartt, served in the Continental Army in the Revolutionary War as a colonel, and was the original settler of "Dartt" settlement in Charleston Twp., Tioga Co., Pa. Comrade Bradford is a farmer and physician and may be addressed at Sylvania, Bradford Co., Pa. (Presidents, Soldiers, Statesmen, 1895, p. XXV) . (from database Sullivan-Rutland Genealogy Project of Joyce M. Tice)
Corp. LeGrand G. Brant,
A native of Lindey, Steuben Co., N. Y., and a son of Melvin and Jerusha T. (Mulford) Brant, both deceased, was born March 20, 1848. Ella M. Horton, whom he married Oct. 11, 1876, in Lawrence twp., Tioga Co., Pa., was born in Leonia, Bradford Co., Pa., Jan. 1st, 1850. Her father, Hiram Horton, is deceased, but her mother, Hannah (Hovey), is still living. Seven children have been born to this union, Arthur C., Floyd H., Cora m., Walter, Morton, Frank and Jennie. Comrade Brant's military history dates from January 14, 1864, when he enlisted from Corning, Steuben Co., N. Y., at the early age of 15 years in Co. G. 161st N. Y. V. I., 1st Brig., 2d Div., 19th A. C., as a private, being promoted to Corp. April 8, 1864, he was wounded by gunshot in right hip at the battle of Sabine Cross Roads, La. July, of same year he was treated in hospital at Vicksburg, Miss., about ______ weeks with typhoid fever; September, 1865, he was transferred to Ft. Jefferson, Fla., to Bat. B, 161st N. Y. V. I. He participated in the engagements at Sabine Cross Roads, Pleasant Hill, Cane River ______, Ovalooses Prairie, Yellow Bayou, Ft. Morgan and Siege of Mobile, receiving an honorable discharge Nov. 15, 1865, at Tallahassee, Fla. His paternal and maternal grandfathers served in the War of 1812, and his wife's maternal grandfather, Nathaniel Hovey, served in the Revolutionary War. Comrade Brant is P. P. C., S. V. C., and he has been supervisor of highways three terms, School; director and Judge of Elections of Lawrence twp., he is at present engaged in farming and may be addressed at Lawrenceville, Tioga Co., Pa.
A son of Benjamin and Margaret (Bastian) Brion, both now deceased, was born in Newberry, Lycoming Co., Pa., Nov. 12, 1819, coming to Tioga Co., Pa., in 1828. He was still living in this county, by occupation a farmer when he enlisted from Wellsboro, Pa., Oct. 16, 1862, at the age of 43 years as private in Co. A, 171st Pa. V. I., 18th A. C. He took active part in all the engagements and skirmishes in which his Regt., participated and experienced much marching and hardship during his term of service. He was honorably discharged Aug. 1863 at Harrisburg, Pa. A brother, Joseph Brion, served in the late war, in Co. A, 171st Pa. Vol. Inft. A brother, of his wife, John Fredrick, served on the Frontier in Indian Campaigns. Another brother of his wife, George, served in Co. E, 2d Minn. Cav., and saw hard service on the frontier in the campaigns against the Indians. He died Jan. 17, 1892, in Minnesota. Comrade Brion was married June 8, 1848, in Liberty twp., Tioga Co., Pa., to Mary Fredrick who was born in Union Co., Pa., July 5, 1825. Her parents, John W. and Magdaline (Heinly) Fredrick, have long since passed away. They have had four children, born in the order named, Gilford E., Debora M., Orin B. and Sarah C. Comrade Brion has been supervisor two terms, he is by occupation a farmer and his address is Nauvoo, Pa.
Lieut. George D. Brooks
Was born Nov. 30, 1839, in Charlestown twp., Tioga county, Pa., the son of Hiram and Lucinda (Culver) Brooks, both deceased. Oct. 10, 1865, in his native place, he married Mary E. Klock, born Dec. 6, 1845, in the same township, the daughter of Adam and Nancy (Hart) Klock, both deceased. Three children were born to them — Helen J. (Dec. July 13, 1890), Edwin H. (Dec. Aug. 28, 1872), and Arthur M. Lieut. Brooks enlisted at 21, August 8, 1862, from Wellsboro, Pa., as a private — later promoted to Corp., Serg't , Ord. Serg't, and Lieut. In Co. A, 149th Pa. V. I., 2d Brig., 3d Div., 1st and 5th A. C. July 1, 1863, he was wounded at Gettysburg, Pa., by a fragment of shell striking left side of head; was captured by Ewell's Command, held on the field four days and abandoned, then sent to the hospital in Gettysburg, remaining about three months, and given a furlough of twenty days in October. Leave of Absence was granted him for fifteen days because of promotion, in February, 1865, and on the 24th of the next ______, he was honorable discharged at Harrisburg, Pa.; his battle list includes, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Wilderness, Spottsylvania C. _____, Laurel Hill, North Anna River, Cold Harbor, Bethesda Church, Siege of Petersburg, and Weldon R. R. Three brothers of Mrs. Brooks were in the service: Lieut. Henry H., 9th Ill, V. I., wounded; Andrew, Co. F, 11th Pa. V. Cav., captured at Ream's station, and held six months at Belle Island Andersonville; and Hiram, Co. K, ____ Pa. V. I., wounded. Lieut. Brooks is a charter member of both ______ Cook Post, 315, and Encampment, 105, U. V. L., and Q. M. S. ____ Major, of the latter; he is a farmer and his P. O. address is Wellsboro, Tioga Co., Pa.
Sergt. Andrew J. Brown,
A son of the Rev. J. W. Brown and wife, Martha (Ober) Brown, both now deceased, was born in Nelson, Madison county, N. Y., Nov. 4, 1842. He settled in Tioga county, Pa., in 1858 and was married in this county at Mansfield, July 4, 1865, to Jane Ames who was born at that place Nov. 9, 1844. Her father, David Ames is living, but her mother, Sallie N. (Marvin) is dead. They have had two children, Ella (?) M. who died Feb. 13, 1875, and Frank A. Comrade Brown enlisted at the age of 21 Aug. 1861, as a private in Co. F, 11th Pa. V. I. (?) In July, 1862, he was wounded in right knee joint by a gunshot at Diaston Bridge, Va., for which he was treated in hospital at Fort____ Monroe, Va., four months. In the winter of 1862-3 he was detailed as Sergt. Of provost guard about four months at Norfolk City, Pa., He also took active part in the engagements at Siege of Yorktown, Williamsburg, West Point, Seven days' fight before Richmond, Dahlgreen (?) Raid, Hanover Junction, Milan, capture of Norfolk, Seige of Suffolk, Va., Weldon R. R., Reams Station, Malvery Hill, ____ engagements, and Deserted House. He was honorably discharged from service Aug. 24, 1864, at Jones Neck, Va. He had two brothers in the late service, Justus K. in Bat. A, 1st N. Y. L. A., was wounded May 31, 1862, at Fair Oaks, Va., from the effects of which he died; ______ Benjamin in 58th Pa. V. I., was wounded and died in service. His great grandfather, Simion Milliken served in the Revolutionary War, was a pensioner of that service. Comrade Brown has been Com. Of Gen. Mansfield Post, in which he is a charter member, he is by trade a carpenter with address at Mansfield, Pa.
Was born in Ithaca, Tompkins Co., N. Y., and was a son of Ira and Nancy (Snyder) Brown, both deceased. He settled in Tioga Co., Pa. In 1853 and was married Oct. 28, 1866, in Tioga, this county, to Susie Bailey, who was born July 13, 1851, in Lawrence twp., Tioga Co., Pa. Her parents, James and Marietta (Guiles) Bailey are deceased. Two children have been born to them, Ulysses G. and Ida m. Comrade Brown began his military career at the early age of 17 years Sept. 12, 1861, at Elmira, N. Y., and joined Co. F, 86th N. Y. V. I., 2d Brig. 1st Div., 3d A. C., of which he was later made musician. Honorably discharged from first enlistment Dec. 20, 1863, at Brandy Sation, Va., he re-enlisted same day as veteran in old command, thus obtaining a veteran's furlough of thirty days the following day. He took active part in the battles of 2d Bull Run, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Mine Run, Wilderness Campaign, Siege of Petersburg, Weldon R. R., Hatcher's Run, final assault on the lines in front of Petersburg. June 27, 1865, he was honorably discharged near Washington, D. C. by S. O., 158 A. of P. His grandfather, Walter Brown, served in the War of 1812 and was killed in service. His wife's father, James Bailey, served from N. Y., in Co. F, 14th New York, and died on board Steamer State of Maine, July 6, 1862. Comrade Brown is a member of Phil. Holland Post, 357, he is by occupation a farmer and his address is Jackson Summit, Pa.
Was born in Schuyler county, N. Y., Dec. 30, 1844, coming to Tioga county, Pa., in 1850, where he was still living when he entered the Union army Sept. 30, 1861, in Tioga county, Pa., at the age of 18 years; he was enrolled as a private in Co. H, 45th Pa. V. I., 1st Brig., 1st Div., 9th A. C. Sept. 14, 1862, he was wounded at the battle of South Mt., by gunshot in left side of neck. Nov. 20, 1863, he was detailed as an attendant in general hospital at Knoxville, Tenn.; he was honorably discharged Dec. 31, 1863, at Blaines Cross Roads, Tenn., by reason of re-enlistment the following day as a veteran in same command, thus obtaining a veteran's furlough. May 6, 1864, he was wounded at Wilderness by gunshot in left shoulder; for this wound he was confined in hospitals at Washington, D. C., and Portsmouth, R. I., about six months and was furloughed from latter hopital for thirty days March, 1865; he participated in the engagements of James Island, South Mt., Antietam, Fredericksburg, Siege of Vicksburg, Jackson, Campbell Station, Siege of Knoxville, Wilderness and Poplar Grove church; he was granted a final honorable discharge July 17, 1865, near Alexandria, Va. Our subject married April 25, 1892, at Painted Post, N. Y., Jerusha Copley who was born in Middlebury, Pa., May 10, 1846, his father, Isaac Bryant, is dead, but his mother, Mary A. (Rogers), is still living; his wife's parents, Carl and Maria E. (Barnes) Copley, are deceased. His father, Isaac Bryant, served in the late war, a member of Co. K, 149th Pa. V. I., he was wounded and captured May 5, 1864; he was confined in Andersonville prison where he died Aug. 17, 1864. Albert, a brother, served in Co. H, 45th Pa. V. I., was captured Sept. 30, 1864, and died in Salisbury, N. C. prison Dec. 17, 1864. A brother of his wife, Lyman, also served in the late war, a member of a Pa. Regt. Comrade Bryant is by occupation a farmer and his address is Crooked Creek, Pa.
Jesse O. Bryant
Was a native of Covington twp., Tioga county, Pa., born March, 1825, the son of David Bryant, now deceased. He married, in his native place, Feb. 25, 1850, Sarah A. Morgan, born Sept. 19, 1825, in Danville, Montour Co. Pa., the daughter of Samuel and Ann (Kimball) Morgan neither of whom are living. Their children were, Martha A., Mary L., David, and Anna B. In Feb., 1864, Comrade Bryant enlisted from Wellsboro, Pa., as a private in Co. L, 7th Pa. V. Cav.; was injured in the following Dec., at Nashville, Tenn., by being thrown from a horse, and was given a furlough of 30 days; his service consisted chiefly of scouting, skirmishing, guard, and garrison duty, and he died, Feb. 8, 1865, at Nashvile, Tenn., from the result of a broken arm received in service. Five brothers of Mrs. Bryant were in the Union army; William and Jonathan, in Co. #, 1st Pa. Rifles, the former wounded and died in Libby, the latter wounded, captured and held on Belle Isle; Daniel M. and Seth, Co. L, 7th Pa. V. Cav.; and Samuel Co. A, 1st Bat., Pa. V. I.
Is a resident of Tioga county, Pa., but was born in Howard, Steuben county, N. Y., May 7, 1841, settling in the county of his residence in 1855. At Wayland, N. Y., July 28, 1862, he enlisted as a private in Co. I, 107th N. Y. V. I., 2d Div., 12th and 2-th A. C. On the 17th of Sept. Of the same year, he was wounded at Antietam, Md., in the right thigh, but was not taken to a hospital; he was honorably discharged at New York City, August 24, 1865; his brothers, David and Henry, were in the service of their country. The former went from Pa., was captured at the battle of the Wilderness, and died at Andersonville, Ga. Henry served from the west and was killed in battle; he was first united in marriage to Ella Allen, who is now deceased. They had one child, Agnes I. Aug. 24, 1886, at Addison, N. Y., he was a second time married to Ann I. McIntyre, born Jan. 20, 1842, at Avoca, Steuben Co., N. Y. They have no children. The parents of Mrs. Buck are L. D. McIntyre and Malinda (Hill) McIntyre, the mother being now deceased. Our subject's parents were Charles and Lydia (Pinder) Buck, both deceased. Mrs. Buck's brother, Ira, was a member of Co. A, 149th Pa. V. I. Her great-grandfather, John Elgar, a nephew of Gen. Ethan Allen, served in the Continental Army, Revolutionary War. Our comrade is a farmer and his address is Farmington Centre, Tioga Co., Pa.
George W. Buckbee,
Born Dec. 1, 1844, at East Farmington, Pa., is the son of Daniel and Catherine (Wood) Buckbee, deceased. He was united in marriage, March 20, 1872, at Elkland, Pa., to Kate Beagle, who was born Jan. 1, 1845. Her parents were Cornelius and Fannie (Hammond) Beagle, deceased. Mr. Buckbee was living at this native town, when at the age of 19, on the 20th of March, 1864, he enlisted as a private in Co. H, 45th Pa. V. I., 1st Brig., 2d Div., 9th A. C. The following 3d of June, at Cold Harbor, Va., he was shot through the upper and lower left leg, was taken to the hospital at Alexandria, Va., and then to Pittsburg, Pa., in all about eight months. From there he was furloughed for thirty days, and at the general hospital at the last named place, he was honorably discharged, Feb. 17, 1865. He was in the battles of the Wilderness, Spottsylvania, North and South Anna Rivers and Cold Harbor, Va. He has held the office of councilman, Judge and Inspector of Elections, in the borough of Elkland. He is a member of J. Edgar Parkhurst Post, No. 581, G. A. R., in which he has been Post Commander. He is a machine hand, and his address is Elkland, Tioga Co., Pa.
Corp. John H. Buckley
Entered the service from Wellsboro, Pa., at 22 years of age, enlisting September 18, 1861, as a private — later promoted to Corp. — in Co. I., 45th Pa. V. I. July 6, 1862, he was sent to the hospital at Newport News, where he was sick two weeks, and treated for typhoid fever, was then transferred to N. Y. City, remaining four months — excepta furlough of ten days given him in October from Bellevue hospital, after which he rejoined his command at Fredericksburg, Va.; he was discharged from his first enlistment at Blaine's Cross Roads, Tenn., Dec. 31, 1863, re-enlisting on the following day in Co. I, 45th Pa. V. V. I., when he was given a second furlough of thirty days; he was wounded in the Wilderness, May 6, 1864, by a gunshot through left hip, and was sent to the hospital at Washington, D. C., and at Philadelphia, Pa. The circumstances of the wounding of Comrade Buckley in the wilderness May 6, 1864, were interesting and thrilling. The command was ordered to a charge and being in the advance, he was supposed to ______ mortally wounded, when the following Comrades volunteered to rescue him and carried him off the field in a blanket. Of these Comrades: Cornelius Saxbury subsequently was killed in battle; Darius ______ and Darius Kriner were starved to death in Andersonville, Va., and Sheldon B. Dimmick is yet living at McDonough, New York. At Philadelphia, Paa, he was honorably discharged May 8, 1865, for wounds, having taken part in the battles of James Island, S. C., Siege of Vicksburg, Miss., Jackson, Miss., Jamestown, Ky., Blue Springs, Tenn., Campbell Station, Tenn., Knoxville, Tenn., and Wilderness, Va. He was born June 16, 1839, in Chenango county, New York, the son of Peter and Ruth A. (Bartle) Buckley, the former deceased, the latter living. Comrade Buckley settled in Tioga county, Pa., and married in Delmar township March 29, 1870, Isabella _________, born Feb. 28, 1845, a native of that township, and daughter of _________ and Isabella (Gorrie) Copstick, the former deceased, the latter living. To them wre born three children: Ruth, Charles and Lawrence. Comrade Buckley is A. -de- C. of Encampment 105, U. V. ______, belongs to George Cook Post, 315, is a farmer, and his postoffice address is Draper, Tioga county, Pa.
Became a soldier at the age of 32, enlisting at Elmire, N. Y., May 20, 1861, as a private in Co. A, 27th N. Y. V. I., 2d Brig., 2d Div., 6th A. C. Sept., 1862, he was taken to the hospital at Alexandria, Va., with chronic diarrhea, where he remained about three months, and was given an honorable discharge at Elmire, N. Y., May 20, 1863, having taken part in the battles of 1st Bull Run, Charles City Cross Roads, Malvern Hill, 2d Bull Run, South Mt. Antietam, Fredericksburg, and Rappahannock Station. Comrade Buckley is a native of Dublin, Ireland, born April 22, 1829, the won of William and Alice _________ Buckley, both deceased. He settled in Tioga county, Pa., in 1865, and married in Dec. Of the same year, Kate Rinn, born 1844, the daughter of Michael and Bridget (Scollins) Rinn, the former dead, the latter living. Their children are as follows: Mary, John, Alice, Rose Ann, Christina, Kate, Thomas, William, Michael, and Bridget. Mr. Buckley is a member of Geo. Cook Post, 315, is a laborer, and his P. O. address is Antrim, Tioga county, Pa.
Edwin B. Bulkley,
Born in Deerfield, Tioga county, Pa., June 2, 1835, was a son of George Buckley deceased, and Laura P. (Whitaker) still living (1894); he went into the army from the State of New York, enlisting March 25, 1862, at Elmira, when 25 years old in Co. K, 86th N. Y. V. I. His services consisted principally of guard and garrison duty; May 30, 1862, he was in hospitals at Washington, D. C., Little York, Pa., five months with typhoid fever and chronic rheumatism and was honorably discharged Oct. 18, 1862, at Baltimore, Md. His grandfather, Israel Buckley, served in Continental Army Revolutionary War, enlisting in that service in 1779, and was one of the early settlers of Tioga county, Pennsylvania, settling therein 1800; his wife's father, Harrison Doud served in the late war in11th Pa. V. C., and was captured and held at Libby prison. A brother, George Doud, served in 9th Pa. V. C., was wounded, captured and paroled. Comrade Bulkley was married to Malvina Doud, March 30, 1864, in Danville, Livingston county, N. Y., a daughter of Harrison and Emily (Miller) Doud, both deceased. Three children were born to this marriage, Emma L., George H. and Charles E. By a former marriage to Della Ellison, who died February, 1860, he has one child, Ira. Comrade Bulkley is a member of Babcock Post, No. 258, Westfield, Pa. Mrs. Malvina Bulkley is an active worker of the W. R. C., and a member of R. P. Babcock Corps., No. 128, Dept. Of Pa. Mr. Bulkley has been school director and constable of Osceola, Pa., is a retired man and his address is Westfield, Pennsylvania.
Son of Joseph and Catharine (Primmer) Bunn, now deceased, was born Sept. 19, 1827, in New Jersey, coming to Tioga county, Pa., in 1857 where he was engaged in farming and the lumber business when he enlisted Sept. 1864, at Avon, N. Y., as a private in Co. D, 12th Pa. V. Cav. Early in the spring of 1865 while on raid to Kinston, N. C., he was taken violently sick, becoming nearly blind; he was taken to hospital at Newbern, N. C., where he remained on account of sickness occasioned by hardship on raid. He participated in the engagements at Kinston, and Goldsboro and several others and was honorably discharged July, 1865, at Newbern, N. C. Two brothers served in the late war, Isaiah in Co. H, 106th Pa. V. I., and Albert in Co. D, 12th N. Y. Cav. His wife also had two brothers in the late war, Jackson, serving his country in three enlistments, the last one in Co. K, 8th Pa. Cav.; and George, while fighting with his command, Co. H, 106th Pa. V. I., received a gunshot wound in face. Comrade Bunn was married in Blossburg, Pa., in 1849 to Mary J. Stratton who was born in Lancaster county, Pa., Oct. 20, 1828. Her parents, both of whom are dead, were Robert and Jane (Dyer) Stratton. Seven children have blessed this marriage, William, James, Annie, Frances, Matilda, Jackson and Martha dec. Comrade Bunn is engaged as a farmer with P. O. address at Ogdensburg, Pa.
Was born in New Jersey, June 23, 1838, a son of Joseph and Catherine (Primmer) Bunn, both of whom are dead, and came to Tioga Co., Pa., in 1847 where he was living at the time of his enlistment at the age of 22 years as a private in Co. H, 106th Pa. V. I. In July, 1862 he was in hospitals at Harrison Landing, Newport News. Fortress Monroe, about six months, suffering with typhoid fever. He participated in the engagements of Savage Station, White Oak Swamp, Frazier Farm, Malvern Hill and several skirmishes, receiving an honorable discharge Jan. 3, 1863, at Fortress Monroe. He narrowly escaped death while doing picket duty in front of Richmond, a bullet from the musket of a Rebel picket carrying away a portion of his belt plate which he still keeps as a memento of that great conflict. He was married Jan., 1865, to Margaret Weaver who was born in Tioga county, Pa., in 1845, and was a daughter of John Weaver, deceased, and Barbara (Bowers) living. Four children have blessed this marriage, Albert, Jesse, Nellie dec., and Charles. Comrade Bunn had two brothers in the late war, Anderson in Co. D, 12th N. Y. Cav.; Albert, of same Co. And Regt., died of typhoid fever at David's Island, N. Y. Harbor in 1864. Comrade Bunn is a jobber and lumberman and may be addressed at Blossburg, Pa.
William R. Burdic
Is a son of William Riley and Sallie (Schoonover) Burdic, father deceased, but his mother is yet living (1894); he was born in Clymer twp., Tioga county, Pa., Jan. 5, 1842; he was still residing there at the time of his enlistment Aug. 22, 1864, at Westfield, Pa., joining Co. D, 207th Pa. V. I., 2d Brig., 3d Div., 9th A. C., as a private. In the winter of 1864-5 he was forced to seek hospital rest and care on account of lung trouble and rheumatism. He participated in the Engagements at Bermuda Hundred, Charge of Ft. Steedman, Va., and final assault on the lines at Petersburg, Va., receiving his honorable discharge May 31, 1865, at Alexandria, Va. An uncle of the subject of this sketch Peleg Burdic, was a soldier in the United States Army, during the War of 1812. He had two brothers in the late service, Peleg who was a member of Co. D, 207th Pa. V. I.; and Hiram who served from Pa.; both are now deceased. Comrade Burdic has been a member of the Board of Election and assessor of Clymer twp., this county; he belongs to Sergt. Ackley Post, 469, at Sabineville in which he has been q. M.; he is now engaged in farming and his address is Lansing, Pa.
Ebenezer R. Burley
Entered the service at 30 years of age from Tioga, Tioga county, Pa., enlisting Feb. 28, 1864, as a private in Co. F, 3d Pa. H. Art., 9th A. C. During the following winter he was given a 30-day furlough from Fortress Monroe, Va.; in July, 1865, was in the hospital at Hampton, Va., with malarial fever; was detailed in Aug., as Mail-Carrier, for Reg't at James Island, Va., for about 5 weeks, and was discharged Nov. 9, 1865, at Fortress Monroe, G. O. No. 126, H'd Q'rs, Va., having fought at Cape Hatteras, N. C., and minor engagements. A brother, Dexter P., went from N. Y.; an uncle, Ebenezer Burley, and cousins, Dennis Morgan and Homer Burley, and Mrs. Burley's brothers, served from Pa.; James, in a Wis. Reg't, Wilbur, Co. F, 11th Pa. V. Cav., William, Co. A, 149th Pa. V. I., David, in a Pa. Command, and Daniel, in a N. Y. Reg't — all surnamed Churchill — Daniel dying in the service. Mr. Burley's paternal grandfather, Ebenezer Burley, served through the Valley Forge Campaign in the Revolution, and was wounded; his father, Robert Burley, was a U. S. soldier in the War of 1812, as was also his maternal grandfather, Rufus Butler. Comrade Burley was born Aug. 2, 1834, in Livingston county, N. Y., the son of Robert and Mary (Butler) Burley both deceased. He came to Tioga county, Pa., in 1835, and married at Tioga, Jan. 7, 1856, Martha J. Churchill, a native of Cortland county, N. Y., born Dec. 12, 1835, the daughter of David A. and Martha (Buchannon) Churchill, both passed away. Their children are, Clark L., Ida B., Helen A., Lora M., Mary G., Emmet W., Ebenezer R. Jr., and Edith. Mrs. Burley's maternal grandfather, John Buchannon, was a U. S. soldier in the War of 1812. The command of which Comrade Burley was a member in 1865 was doing duty at Camp Hamilton near Fortress Monroe, Va., guarding rebel prisoners, and had organized a secret association among themselves for the removal of Jefferson Davis, ex-president of the Southern Confederacy, who was a prisoner at Fortress Monroe, Va., on sight. Subsequently his command was ordered into the Fort but on learning the intention of this command, the order was countermanded and sent to Portsmouth, Va. Comrade Burley has been Judge and Inspector of Elections in Chatham township, Pa., is O. D. of James Howland Post, 508, is a farmer, and lives in Chatham Valley, Tioga Co., Pa.
Son of Peter and Julia (Jouel) Bush, both deceased, was born in Canada Nov. 3, 1835, and settled in Tioga county, Pa., in 1847. By his first wife, Adaline Root, who died in 1864, he had three children, John, Edward and Adaline. March 12, 1866, he was again married at Fairfax, Vt., to Martha Potwin, born in Sivanton, Vt., of parents Moses and Maggie (Sashagrant) Potwin, both living, (1894). To this marriage were given these children, Fred, Gertrude, Lillie, Lewis, Nat, Jesse, Peter, Arthur, Earl and Nerral. Comrade Bush enlisted at the age of 30 years at Knoxville, Pa., March 30, 1865, as a private in Co. I, 98th Pa. V. I., 2d Brig., 6th A. C. His services consisted of scouting, skirmishing, guard and garrison duty, and he was honorably discharged June 29, 1865, at defense of Washington, D. C. Of his brothers, Joseph served in Co. D, 207th Vol. Pa. Inf., and Henry served from N. Y., and was wounded in service; his father served from Vermont and died in service; his present wife's first husband, Alexander St. George served in Co. I, 6th Vt. V. I., and was killed at Gettysburg, Pa., July 3, 1863, leaving one child, Eloiese St. George. Comrade Bush has been supervisor of highways two years, school director of Brookfield township, Tioga county, Pa., he is by occupation a farmer and his address is Sylvester, Pa.
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