Wednesday, May 06, 2015

James “Dick” Liddell

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James “Dick” Liddell was a member of William Clarke Quantrill’s Confederate guerilla band during the Civil War. In this photo, Liddell is wearing a mounted services jacket, most likely taken from a Union soldier. Quantrill and his guerrillas harassed Union soldiers, raided pro-Union towns, and scored several dramatic and devastating victories, such as the raid on Lawrence, Kansas on August 21, 1863, and the massacre of General James Blunt’s command two months later at Baxter Springs, Kansas.

In 1874 Liddell was convicted of horse stealing and served three and a half years in the Missouri State Penitentiary. In 1879 he joined the Frank and Jesse James gang for their robbery of the Glendale Missouri bank. In 1881, Liddell was arrested, tried, and found guilty for the robbery of a U.S. paymaster. Released from custody, he testified against Frank James when the famous outlaw was tried in Gallatin, Missouri, for the murder of a passenger during a train robbery. Following the trial, Liddell went to New Mexico, traveled to New Jersey, and was finally arrested in Missouri in 1891 for the 1881 murder of Wood Hite, another member of the James gang and perhaps Jesse’s closest friend

Cornelius M. Comegys

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Cornelius Milton Comegys. 

Birth: Aug. 22, 1833, Urbana, Champaign County, Ohio.
Death: Nov. 28, 1911, Bondurant, Polk County, Iowa.

Occupation, Farmer.

Parents Jacob Comegys (1804 - 1880).

Wife: Elizabeth Vaught Comegys (1841 - 1929).

Siblings: Cornelius Milton Comegys (1833 - 1911), Sarah Emma Comegys McKee (1840 - 1911), Daniel Comegys (1841 - 1918). 

Burial: Bondurant Cemetery, Bondurant, Polk County, Iowa.

 Cornelius Comegys was born in 1834. On March 23, 1863, he enlisted and was mustered into Company B, 19th Iowa Infantry, as a private. On March 23, 1864, he transferred to Company A, 29th Iowa Infantry. The 19th Iowa Infantry fought at Prairie Grove and the siege of Vicksburg; the 29th Iowa Infantry participated in General Frederick Steele’s Camden Expedition, and fought at Jenkins’ Ferry, Arkansas.  Comegys was mustered out of service on July 29, 1865, at Davenport, Iowa. He died on November 28, 1911.

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

David A. Alexander.

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First Arkansas Mounted Rifles, C. S. A.

ALEXANDER, David A. - Company G, 2nd Lieutenant, Enlisted 6/15/61 at Fort Smith, AR, Born 1839 in AR, Age 22, Residence: Desha County, AR, Occupation: Deputy city clerk, Killed Private William Finnerty on 6/28/61, Under arrest since 7/1/61, Court martialed for murder 1/25/62; was cashiered from the army

Author.  Found no personal information on either man.

Franklin Moore, Ohio.

Franklin Moore.

Birth: 1838.
Death: Jan. 27, 1911.

Burial: Old Greencastle Cemetery,Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio.

Ohio state Records.
Ohio 124th., Infantry.

Franklin Moore, Private; Age 25; Enlisted April 4, 1863, for 3 years.  Mustered out with company July 9, 1865.

Union Ex-Prisoners of  War.

Franklin Moore, Private; Co. H., 124th., O. V. I.; Captured at Chickamauga, September 20, 1863; Imprisoned in Belle Isle, Smith's building and Danville; Escaped, February 27, 1864; Discharged from service July 9, 1865.  Residence Soldiers Home, Dayton, Montgomery, Ohio.

Monday, May 04, 2015

David Daub

Publish date 1909.
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David Daub. 

Birth: Feb. 18, 1845, York County, Pennsylvania.
Death: Dec. 8, 1919, Sandusky County, Ohio.

Wife: Lydia Shale Daub (1850 - 1924).

Children: Alice Donora Daub Ritzman (1869 - 1941)., Lillie Daub (1885 - 1890).

Burial: Smith Cemetery, Burgoon, Sandusky County, Ohio.

Pennsylvania State Records.

David Daum, Enlisted February 20, 1864; Captured July 30, 1864; Mustered out with company July 30, 1864. Residence Burgoon, Ohio.

Ohio Ex-Prisoners of War.

David Daub, Private; Co. B., 45th., Pennsylvania; Captured at
Petersburgh, July 30, 1864; Imprisoned seven months at Danville.  Residence  Burgoon. Sandusky County, Ohio.

Sandusky County, Ohio History.

DAVID DAUB, a veteran of the Civil War and well known retired farmer of Burgoori, was for many years one of the leading agriculturists of Jackson Township. He was born February 18, 1845, in York County, Pennsylvania, and is a son of Michael and Kajherine (Harmon^ Daub, the former a native of Germany and the latter of York County, Pennsylvania. Michael and Katherine Daub were the parents of the following children: Lydia Ann, deceased ; David, subject of this record; Rebecca; Katherine; Sarah; Henry M., and Michael, all of whom, with the exception of our subject, reside in Putnam County. Ohio. Michael Daub passed out of this life at the age of eighty-two years,his wife dying at the age of about sixty years.

David Daub was about ten years old when his parents moved from York County, Pennsylvania, to Lancaster County, where he was educated and grew to man's estate. On February 20, 1864, he enlisted at Phila- delphia in Company B, in the 45th Penna. Vol. Inf., and served throughout the entire war, participating in many important bat- tles, including the Battle of the Wilderness, Spottsylvania, and the Battle of Peters- burg. On July 30, 1864, when the mine was exploded at Petersburg, he was taken pris- oner and confined for a period of seven months in the Andersonville Prison, be- ing taken from there to Libby Prison pending an arrangement for an exchange of Federal and Confederate prisoners. In two days he was released from prison and given a fifty days furlough after which he re- turned to the regiment and served on guard duty until the close of the war, being discharged July 17, 1865, at Alexandria, Virginia.

After the war he came to Sandusky County, Ohio, and located on a farm of 120 acres in Jackson Township, where he fol- lowed farming in a general way until April, 1901, when he came to Burgoon, where for a number of years he was engaged in the hardware business and acted as agent for farming implement firms. His hardware establishment was destroyed by fire on Feb- ruary 23, 1908, since which time he has been living in retirement. Mr. Daub still owns his farm, which is operated by his son- in-law, J. I. Rinebolt, and has an interest in a gas plant in this locality.

August 27, 1868, Mr. Daub was married to Lydia Shale, a daughter of John and Katherine (Crites) Shale, who were among the early settlers of Sandusky County. Mr. and Mrs. Daub became parents of the fol- lowing children : Alice D., married Charles Ritzman, of this county and has one child, Leona M.; Sarah C, lives at home; Minnie V., married William White, of Turner, Michigan, and they have two children, Gar- rett and Virgi; Charlotte, married Elmer White, a brother of William White, her sister's husband, and they reside in Gratiot County, Michigan, and have five children; Daisy, Clarence, U. V., Annie and Emma, twins; U. V., who lives on the home farm in Jackson Township, married J. I. Rinebolt, and has one child, Gertrude; Lillie, died aged five years.

Mr. Daub is a member of the G. A. R., Eugene Rawson Post, of Fremont, Ohio. He takes an active nterest in politics, has served as road supervisor, and was ap- pointed by the County Commissioners to see that old soldiers without money were given a proper burial. He is a member of the Evangelical Union Church.

Patrick Clary, Ohio.

Patrick Clary.

Also spelled Cleary.

Birth: Unknown.
Death: December 21, 1907.

Burial: Dayton National Cemetery, Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio.

Ohio Second Infantry.
( 1884 )

Patrick Clary, Co. H. ; Second O. V. I.; Captured at Chickamauga, September 22, 1864. Imprisoned Pemberton Hospital ( was gagged six hours with a bayonet for a gag ), Andersonville and Millen. Paroled September 19, 1864.  Discharged February 24, 1865.  Residence Barracks No. 3, National Military Home, Dayton, Ohio.

Author.  He was not found on any company rosters of this regiment.  Went in as a Private, came out as a Corporal.

Sunday, May 03, 2015

Franklin "Frank" C. Ferrin.

Frank Ferrin

Birth: 1843-1845, Lowell, Massachusetts.
Death: March 29, 1923, Omaha, Nebraska, .

Parents: Hezekiah and Abigail Durgin Ferrin.

Wife: Eliza R. Ferrin.

Children: Anna, William, and Frank.

Burial: Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska.

Hew Hampshire 3rd., Infantry.

Frank Ferrin, Co. H; born Lowell, Massachusetts; Age 18; Residence Manchester; Enlisted August 8, 1861; Mustered in August 23, 1861, as a Private; Captured August 21, 1862, at Pinckney Island, South Carolina; Exchanged; Discharged January 6, 1863, at Annapolis Maryland..

Author.  Its also recorded on his pension file card that he was in the Massachusetts 4th., Heavy Artillery, Co. C. He was listed under Cyrus F. or Frank Dunley or Ferrin.
He was not found on any company roster.

Kansas Ex-Prisoners of War.

Frank Ferrin, Residence Topeka, Shawnee Co.,New Hampshire 3rd., Infantry, Co. H.; Captured at Pinckney Island, South Carolina, June 16, 1862; Prisons Libby, Richmond, Columbia; Released December, 1862.

Author.  Its not known when he came to  Kansas nor when he left. But he was in Topeka in 1880-1881, his occupation was that of a Machinist.

Frank Ferrin Pension File Card.
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Friday, May 01, 2015

Two Streets of Oakland, Kansas.

I was going to list all the people living in Oakland, Kansas, in 1890 but there were just to many.  So I picked two streets.  I Picked Oakland Ave., and Kellam Ave. One I lived on the other my Grandparents lived on.

These names are in alphabetical order.

Kellam Ave.

W. S. Amos, Machinist.
John Clymer, Shoemaker.
John Cmmines, Nurseryman.
A. D. Gibbs, Bricklayer.
J. E. Glendenning, Carpenter.
James Griffith, Stonemason.
J. D. Hartzell Jr., Plasterer.
W. S. Hollister, Carpenter.
Joseph Hummer, Nurseryman.
Albert Iennis, Plasterer
Adalbert S. Iennis, Carpenter.
William W. Iennis, Carpenter.
W. W. Mitchell, Loan agent.
W. M. Nelson, Plasterer.
N. Olson, Nurseryman.
James T. Sargent, Carpenter.
George S. Sells, Teacher.
J. W. Siddell, Siddell & Hawkins.
S. A. Vail, Sewing machine agent.
George C. Wood, Clerk.

Oakland Ave.

H. C. Achison, Grocer.
J. F. Bigley, Clerk.
I. L. Burgher, Carpenter.
Uriah Carle, Machinist.
Laura Crane, Widow.
M. L. Creel, Carpenter.
Henry Eshe, Stonemason.
J. L. Gilbert, Medical Student.
C. E. Harwood, Bookkeeper.
J. T. James, Carpenter.
George G. Kungle, Nurseryman.
Kitty Kungle, Housekeeper.
A. B. Merrick, Clerk.
Carrie Merrick, School Teacher.
G. R. Merrick, Clerk.
L. B. Merrick, Nurseryman.
L. H. Morey, Hotel Keeper.
Sarah A. Norton, Widow.
Jacob Owen, Boiler maker.
Franklin Owen, Machinist.
O. R. Owen, Boiler maker.
N. P. Sund, Carpenter.
G, T. Williams, ??
W. L. Williams, ??
S. T. Wilson, Clerk.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Francis C. Adams.

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There will be no  personal information just military.  I couldn't find when he came to Kansas, nor could I learn when left.  But he was living in Topeka 1n 1881.  He is buried in  Colorado.

Kansas Ex-Prisoners of War.

Francis C. Adams, Illinois 14th., Cavalry, Co. L., Captured Macon Georgia, July 18, 1864, Prison Andersville; Escaped.

Illinois Civil War Detail Report. 

Name: ADAMS, FRANCIS C. Rank: PVT. Company: L. Unit: 14 IL US CAV. 

Personal Characteristics. Residence: GENESEO, HENRY CO, I.L Age: 26. Height: 5' 6. Hair: DARK. Eyes: BLACK. Complexion: DARK. Occupation: FARMER. Nativity: CUMBERLAND CO, ME.

Service Record. Joined When: OCT 10, 1862. Joined Where: GENESEO, IL. Period: 3 YRS. Muster In: JAN 7, 1863. Muster In Where: PEORIA, IL. Muster Out: JUL 31, 1865. Muster Out Where: PULASKI, TN. Remarks: AS SERGEANT.

Author. Burial: Crown Hill Cemetery, What Ridge, Jefferson County, Colorado.

This file card tells of his wounds.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Thomas White Stephens

Thomas White. Stephens. 

Birth: 1839,
Death: Oct. 28, 1922, District Of Columbia.

Occupation Farmer.

Wife: Mary Elizabeth Tyler Stephens (1839 - 1920).

Children: Carrie E., George A., Harry E., Mary, James Albert Stephens (1870 - 1958), John Francis Stephens (1875 - 1941).

Burial: Rochester Cemetery, Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas.

Kansas Ex-Prisoners of War.

Thomas W. Stephens, Residence North Topeka; Indiana 20th., Infantry, Co. K.; Captured Orchaards, June 30, 1862; Prison Libby; Released August 6, 1862.

Indiana State  Records.
Indiana 20th., infantry Co. K.

Thomas W. Stephens, Residence White Co.; Mustered in July 22, 1861; Mustered out July 29, 1864; Sergeant; [ Corporal.].

Kansas County Histories.

THOMAS WHITE STEPHENS, farmer, Section 30, P. O. North Topeka, was born in Wayne County, Ind., August 27, 1839, living there and in Carroll and Pulaski counties until July, 1861, when he enlisted in Company K, Twentieth Indiana Infantry, serving until August, 1864, when he was discharged.

He was in the Army of the Potomac, taking part in McClellan's different campaigns, as well as those of other commanders; was at Fair Oaks, Fredericksburg, Gettysburg, Wilderness and Petersburg battles, and others; was taken prisoner at Orchards, Virginia being held five weeks and spending a portion of the time in Libby Prison and Belle Isle.

He was four times slightly wounded, being protected from serious wounds by his cartridge box and knapsack, once by a book inside his clothing, a Bible taken from Chancellorville battle field, once wounded by a Confederate soldier, Alexander Weant, and another time a ball struck his gun and shattered it. After his discharge he returned to Pulaski County, Ind., there marrying on August 27, 1864, Miss Mary E. Tyler.

They have seven children - Thomas E., Caroline E., James A., George A., John F., Frank F. and Harrison E. In 1877 he came to Kansas, locating in Shawnee County. His farm consists of eighty acres, of which fifty are under cultivation and the rest grass land. He also keeps a small herd of cattle of good grades. He is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church

Oliver C. Rounds.

Oliver C. Rounds.

Birth: 1828.
Death: 1889.

Wife: Sarah C. Rounds, ( 1838-1915.)

Children: Non found.

Burial: Inglewood Park Cemetery, Inglewood , Los Angeles County, California.

Kansas Ex-Prisoners of War.

Oliver C.Rounds, Michigan 9th., Infantry, Co. B., Captured Murfreesboro, July 12, 1862, Prison Madison, Georgia.  Released October 12, 1862.

Michigan State records.

Michigan 9th., Infantry, Co. B.

Rounds, Oliver C., Niles. Entered service in company B, Ninth Infantry, at organization, as Captain, Aug. 12, 1861, at Niles, for 3 years. Commissioned Oct. 12, 1861. Mustered Oct. 15, 1861. Resigned and honorably discharged Aug. 7, 1863.

Author.  He lived in Topeka, Kansas, from 1880-1881, he was listed as a Farmer.