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Frank Peterson b. c1855, where not known, died 1930s in KS. Married to Anna
Louise Eilert b. c1860 Chapin, Morgan, IL.
They were in Mt Pleasant, Henry, IA in Apr 1881 where their daughter Bertha
Rowena was born.
Does any one have any clues pertaining to these folks?
Jack Stewart in KS
I am trying to find a death/burial date for someone with the last name of
Dawson - he died sometime during or after 1864 - his wife's name was Martha
(aka Jennie) Hoyt and they had three children - Cora, Stephen and Laura.
Laura was 6 in the 1870 census when Martha (Jennie) was living with her
parents ( Stephen and Nancy Hoyt) - so I "presumed" she was widowed. I
would appreciate any information - thank you - Ahlive
I am very much interested in the following surnames-
My grandfather was James S. Dillon and was born in New London, Henry Co.
Iowa. He married Almira Catherine Shannon, daughter of William Monroe
Shannon and Mary Dillington Bunker. James had 3 brothers and 4 sisters,
all raised in Henry Co. Iowa.. His father was Andrew J. Dillon who married
Lutitia Riggs in Des Moines Co. Iowa in 1841 and moved to New London about
1844 where 7 of his 8 children were born.
I will be more than happy to share what ever information I have with anyone
that can help me with my research.
Betty Dillon Campbell
In honor of Veteran's Day I thought I would post to the list my personal
family Civil War "Lest we forget" as many of the English lists are doing for
various wars. Even though these lists have not requested this kind of
postings I thought it would be appropriate. I know that my father's family
used to commemorate these soldiers where the whole town turned out to march
to the cemetery in colorful parades. It was a town day of celebration and
Both of my father's grandfather's were wounded while in "Sherman's Army"
fighting for the union in the civil war.
My great grandfather/my father's paternal grandfather, 1st Sgt. Henry
Jaquiss, served in Co I of the 36th IA Infantry, was wounded and captured at
Marks Mills, AR from which he was sent to a confederate prison at Camp Ford,
Tyler, TX. They named the GAR Lodge at Cincinnati, IA for him. He never
fully recovered from the wound plus the treatment at the prison camp
although he managed to come home marry on 12 Oct 1865 Nancy Sloan McDonald &
father four children between 1866-1872 before he died nine years after his
release on 4 March 1874. Henry Jaquiss is buried in Evergreen Cemetery,
Cincinnati, Appanoose Co, IA. Henry's older brother, Benjamin stayed in
England and never emigrated. At this point we don't know what happened to
Henry's brother, William, but it appears he may have died young as he is not
in the 1851 Liverpool census with the rest of the family & he is not in any
of the USA censuses.
My father's maternal grandfather (his mother's, Rebecca Ella Jaquiss nee
Shepherd's, father), James Alvin Shepherd, was in Co K of the 25th IA
Infantry. He was in the great march with Sherman to the sea, also in the
battles of Vicksburg, Corinth, Missionary Ridge, Lookout Mountain and so on
to the Atlanta. He suffered many hardships and was severely wounded at the
battle of Missionary Ridge, from which he never fully recovered. Receiving
an honorable discharge he returned to his home in New London, IA at the
close of the war. James Alvin Shepherd married Lydia Ann Reed 12 Jul 1866
and they had five children between 1867-1883. James Alvin Shepherd died 19
Nov 1912 & is buried at Bloomfield, IA with a GAR marker. Two of James
Shepherd's brothers: William & John (John was in the same company &
regiment) also fought for the Union. At this point I don't know enough
about Lydia Ann Shepherd nee Reed's family to know if any of them served in
the Civil War.
My father's paternal grandmother Nancy Sloan Jaquiss nee McDonald's brother,
John Craton McDonald was in the Co E of the 7th Cavalry and is buried in
Evergreen Cemetery, Cincinnati, Appanoose Co, IA. John's brothers seem to
have been too young to have served.
Deborah in the Maryland suburbs of Washington, DC, USA