A Good Man With a Gun

Jim Tumbleson, whose long rifle is our family's prime heirloom, lived so long he
became as much a relic as the gun.  An ornate limestone slab at the Eden Chapel
Cemetery near Topeka, Indiana, summarizes the long life:

James L. Tumbleson
Born March 26, 1798
Died May 17, 1896

That's barely 22 months shy of 100 years, at a time and place where we might
expect to live, on the average, about 40 years.

An equally ornate obituary, written by Tumbleson's favorite grandson, James T.
Latta, fleshes out the tombstone's stark dates:

"Could we go back one hundred years to the mountains and valleys of Fayette
County, Pennsylvania, where he was born and spent many of his boyhood days,
doubtless we would see many reasons for his forming some traits of character
peculiar to himself ..."

(Sister Bettie Gordon says she thinks Grandpa Latta took care to explain the old
man's upbringing because Grandma always complained about his crude manners
at the dinner table.  The obituary continues:)

"His father died when he was quite young, his mother was poor and had a
younger son, and it was all she could manage to keep herself and the baby, and
Jim (as they called him) was turned to the woods.  Having no home, he would
stay with one [family] a short time and then go to another, spent much of his time
in the woods, and became an expert hunter.  With a good gun he scarcely ever
missed the mark."

Tumbleson's long rifle, which Latta had inherited upon his grandfather's death, or
probably many years earlier, was surely the "good gun" he had in mind.  The curly
maple stock is chipped in spots and caked with years of fireplace smoke and
dust.  Family tradition says the barrel used to be 10 inches longer, and the
percussion cap hammer, a conversion from its original flintlock device, hasn't
worked in years.  But it still looks like a good gun.

We figured the gun was shortened to make it easier to carry through the woods,
but gunsmiths tell us the barrel was cut off at the breech end and remachined to
convert it to the more reliable percussion cap.

Exact origin of the rifle isn't known.  It's typical of the so-called Kentucky rifles
made in western Pennsylvania beginning at the turn of the 19th century.  It could
even have belonged to Tumbleson's father, who died young in about 1802.  Or
maybe it was built for the offspring "woodsy" who would be credited in later
county histories with shooting his first bear at the age of 12, downing 61 deer in
one season, and once, to win a prize of 25 bushels of corn, killing 250 squirrels in
one day.

But I digress from Grandpa Latta's flowery tribute.

"While yet a boy, his mother moved to Westmoreland County, then to Mercer
County, Pennsylvania, thence to Stark County, Ohio, where older members of the
family had settled, and finally to Tuscarawas County, Ohio.  All these places were
in the woods, among Indians and wild animals.  He was then about 20 years old.

"At the age of 23, he married Margaret Collett, settled on a piece of Congress
land [in Tuscarawas County] ... and made it their home for many years.  While
there ten children were given them, and most of them grew to manhood and

In 1844, at the age of 46, Tumbleson gathered his large family and moved
westward again to the area in northern Indiana known as the Haw Patch.  There,
in addition to farming for many years, Tumbleson served as Topeka postmaster
for three years, justice of the peace for three terms and township trustee for one. 
He built the second Eden Chapel, which was dedicated in 1866.  (The original
church was built in the 1830s by Robert Latta, the first settler in the township. 
Latta's grandson, Robert Seegar Latta, would wed Tumbleson's daughter Mary.)

Tumbleson's obituary hints that he had been better at building the church than he
was at attending services.

"His spirituality might fall below many whom he surpassed in usefulness," his
grandson observed, adding a pithy quote from Scriptures:  "'Show me thy faith
without thy works, and I will show you my faith by my works.'"

Latta hastens to add:  "He was tender-hearted, forgiving and the poor man's
friend.  Many times he let them have wheat to make their bread when refused by
others of better circumstances."

The long-widowed Tumbleson died at the home of his eldest son, John, in Rock
Falls, Illinois.  John accompanied the body to Indiana, where it was laid to rest in
Eden Cemetery beside his wife.

His cherished long rifle, meanwhile, passed on to James Latta, who in turn gave it
to one of his own grandsons, James Richard Sullivan.  At Dick's death, the gun
went to his brother, Donald Latta Sullivan, and from him to his eldest son,
Thomas A. Sullivan.  Thus it is at this writing in the hands of a great-great-great
grandson of the great hunter himself.

Lawrence Sullivan, April 1996 (updated in June 1999)        



Gun appraisal:
In the summer of 1998, I borrowed this Kentucky rifle from my nephew and took it to The
Antiques Roadshow at Louisville, KY, for appraisal. Their verdict: Gun dates from about
1830 and was probably converted to percussion cap about 1840-50. The appraiser said the
gun should fetch between $500 and $600 at auction. 

From Broderbund WFTree #1912:
According to earlier ancestors, the Tumbleson family originally came from Wellington,
Shropshire, England, prior to the Revolutionary War. ... John Tumbleson [James' brother], b.
6 June 1801, Westmoreland Co., PA; d. 8 Sept 1868 Des Moines, IA.  [This genealogy
places James L. Tumbleson's birth as 26 April 1798 and death 7 May 1896. These dates
vary slightly from those engraved on the tombstone, but probably are correct.] 

Msg from Pat Traynor (tray@jps.net)
COLET, COLETT, COLLETTE, and COLLET, or COLLOT are on the Huguenot lists. Collot:
Collot de L'Escury, a refugee officer from Noyon, who escaped from France at the
Revocation of the Edict of Nantes (1685), and joined in Holland the army of William of
Orange, was Major in Schomberg's regiment at the Boyne (Battle of the Boyne 1 July 1690).
His eldest son, David, was a Capt. of Dragoons; another son, Simeon, was Col. of an
English regiment; Both of their sons were Capt. of Foot. Their descendents were still living in

Marriage Index: Ohio, 1789-1850
Collet(t), Margret   Spouse: Tunlin (Tumbleson), James
Marriage date: 28 Dec 1819, Tuscarawas County

Although not mentioned in James Tumbleson's obituary, he was married a second time in
LaGrange County, IN, on 17 April 1855 to Nancy Hilmeth Hamilton, a widow. She died 10
May 1881 and is buried at Gerber Cemetery, Eden Township. 

Genealogy data:
James Tumbleson's family was listed as follows in the 1800 census of Fayette County, PA:
John TUMBLESTON -- males under 10 - 1; males 16-26 - 1; females 16-26 - 1.

Unverified work of other family researchers point to the father (b. c1776) being the son of yet
another John (b. c1750 and married to Elizabeth Phillips), who probably was the man of that
name shown on the DAR Index as having fought in the Revolutionary War.

The 1800 census of Fayette County showed a second John TUMBLESTON, with one male
16-26 and one female 16-26 in the family; no children.  There is also a Hugh TUMBLESTON
listed in Fayette County, males under 10 - 2; males 26-45 - 1; females under 10 - 2; and
females 16-26 - 1.  Other TUMBLESTONS are listed in Lancaster, Northumberland and
Philadelphia counties and a Zaddock TUMBLEN in Fayette County.

No TUMBLESON/TUMBLESTON listings in 1790 census, but there was a Zecharia TUMLIN
in Unity Township, Westmoreland County (1 male under 16, 1 male over 16 and 3 females).

At Eden Cemetery on the edge of Topeka, IN, James Tumbleson's headstone was still erect
and readable in 1999.  The stone of his first wife, Margaret, is unreadable. James
Tumbleson's stone stands beside the graves of grandsons Sanford C. Tumbleson (d. 6
March 1851 aged 6 yrs 9 mos), a son of John, and Juniatti Tumbleson (d. 5 Aug 1856), a
son of George.

On the other side of the large family marker are the graves of Joseph Tumbleson (26/4/1836
- 15/5/1872); Ella May (30/11/1860 - 20/3/1872 (daughter of Joseph and Nancy); Gertrude
(27/9/1872), pressumed stillborn daughter of Joseph and Nancy; and Nancy E. (2/12/1836 -
29/11/1910), wife of Joseph. Also next to the family marker there are two graves, one
nearest marked I.B and the other for Susan (3/11/1865, aged 2 yrs 9 mos), daughter of G &
M. Cemetery records also list an Elvina Tumbleson, who died in 1861 at age 11.

Here is a rundown of James and Margaret Tumbleson's 10 children:

b. 24 Jul 1820, Tuscarawas County, OH
d. after 1896, Rock Falls, IL(?)
m. Cyrena ARFARD, 28 Mar 1843, Tuscarawas County, OH

b. 16 Feb 1822, Tuscarawas County, OH
d. (possibly died in childhood)

3 Zedikiah/Zedekiah TUMBLESON
b. 9 Sep 1823, Tuscarawas County, OH
d. 2 Feb 1867, Farmington Twp., Olmstead County, MN
m. Elizabeth KITSON, 9 Jun 1850

b. 1824, Tuscarawas County, OH
m. Manerva _____________

5 Elizabeth TUMBLESON
b. 3 Sep 1825, Tuscarawas County, OH
d. 29 Mar 1888, Indiana
m. William RUNNELS, 6 Dec 1848

b. 13 Jan 1828, Tuscarawas County, OH
d. 11 Mar 1907, Kennedy, NE
m. Robert Seegar LATTA, 21 Dec 1848, LaGrange County, IN

b. 3 Mar 1830, Tuscarawas County, OH
d. 21 Dec 1898, Milford, IN
m. Mary Ann FITZGERALD, 20 Sep 1852

8 Catharine TUMBLESON
b. 28 Nov 1833, Tuscarawas County, OH
m. William N. NIMAN, 24 July 1854

b. 26 April 1836, Tuscarawas County, OH
d. 15 May 1872, LaGrange County, IN
m. Nancy E. MORROW, 22 Apr 1858

b. 1839, Tuscarawas County, OH
m. Nathan PENROSE, 25 Sep 1863, Sterling, Whiteside County, IL

Contributed by Larry Sullivan

Jacob Arnold born in Mercer county, Ohio, Jan. 7, 1846, received his education at that place and settled in LaGrange county, Ind., Sept. 10, 1865; his parents, both deceased, were Daniel and Susan (Hines) Arnold. At the early age of 16 Comrade Arnold enlisted Aug. 13, 1862, at Lima, Ohio, as a private in Co. E, 118th O.V.I., 2d Brig., 2 Div., 23rd A.C. Jan. 12, 1863, at Cynthiana, Ky., he was detailed as scout capturing deserters about six weeks; and March 6, 1863, he was detailed at Roberton Station, Ky., guarding bridges about five months. Feb. 28, 1863, he was in hospital at Cynthiana, Ky., about one week with lung trouble and June 27, 1864, he was wounded by a gunshot; his battle list includes, Resaca, Kenesaw Mt., Atlanta, Buzzard Roost, Marietta, Jonesboro, Columbia, Franklin, Nashville, Ft. Henderson, Wilmington, Goldsboro, Raleigh, and several minor engagements and was honorably discharged June 24, 1865, at Salisbury, N.C.; his father served in Co. E, 46th O.V.I., serving six months and died at his home of chronic diarrhea. Two brothers were also in the army, Samuel and John, both in Co. E, 118th O.V.I. Comrade Arnold is a member of J.H. Dansuer Post, 104, his application for pension is still pending, he is a stone mason and his address is Mongo, Ind.

Biography of Jacob Arnold. Vol. II, page 566. Presidents, Soldiers, Statesmen: H.H. Hardesty, Publisher, New York, Toledo, and Chicago, 1894.
Submitted by: Arlene Goodwin
Auburn, Indiana

Charles Baird son of Milton and Lydia (Bruce) Baird, both deceased, was born Feb. 14, 1841, in Michigan and settled in LaGrange county, Ind., April 10, 1853. Nov. 13, 1867, he was married in this county to Alice M. Bartlett, who was born in Springfield, Ind., a daughter of Elisha and Rebecca (Hamilton) Bartlett, both living, (1894). They have had four children, Carrie A., Riley, Ulillie F. and Laura E.Comrade Baird enlisted at the age of 21 years, as a private Nov. 17, 1861, in Co. H, 44th Ind. V.I., 2c Brig., 4th A.C. August, 1863, he was in hospital at Tuscumbia, Tenn.; one week on account of a sunstroke. Dec. 31, 1863, he was honorably discharged at Chattanooga, Tenn., and re-enlisted the following day in old command; he was detailed at Brig. Hd. Qtrs., as teamster; also took part in the battles of Fort Donelson, Ft. Henry and Shiloh; he was granted an honorable discharge Sept. 14, 1865, at Nashville, Tenn., and now has a pension. Comrade Baird received his education in this county; he has been J. of P. and is holding that office at the present time; was supervisor two years; is a charter member of Charles Tyler Post, 141, in which he S.V.C; he is a farmer and may be addressed at Wolcottville, Ind.

Biography of Charles Baird. Vol. II, page 567. Presidents, Soldiers, Statesmen; H.H. Hardesty, Publisher, New York, Toledo, and Chicago, 1894.
Submitted by: Arlene Goodwin
Auburn, Indiana

Thomas C. Betts son of Zachariah and Maria M. (Mitchell) Betts, both deceased, was born in Cuyahoga county, N. Y., Aug. 20, 1833; he received a common school education in Seneca county, Ohio, and settled in LaGrange county, Ind., December, 1865. June 19, 1854, he was married in Tiffin, Ohio, to Sarah E. Hoff, born in Union county. Pa., Oct. 29, 1835, her father, Samuel Hoff, was a drummer boy in the War of 1812, and is now deceased; her mother Elizabeth (Peters), is also deceased. To this marriage the following children were born, Frances J., b. Nov. 16, 1855; Daniel F., Aug. 20, 1857; Franklin C., June 17, 1860, died Sept. 23, 1861; Florence S., Feb. 23, 1862; Edwin H., Feb. 8, 1867; William C., Dec. 5, 1871. Comrade Betts enlisted as a private in Co. M, 1st O.V.H.A., 1st Brig., 4th Div., 9th A.C., Dec. 22, 1863, at Covington, Key., and was promoted to Corp. June, 1865. In the spring of 1865, his regiment was brigaded with the 4th Tenn. Ind. 1st U.S. Colored Art. 1st and 2d N.C. Inf., 40th U. S. Colored Inf., and Wilder’s Ind. Bat., as 1st B., 4th D., Dept. of the Cumberland, commanded by Col. C.G. Hawley. He was a member of the State Militia and was sent to Johnson’s Island as guard about two weeks in 1863, and was one of the soldiers who went to Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1863, to defend that city; he was sick and taken to hospital July 23, 1864; at Knoxville, Tenn., remaining four months; he was furloughed from there for fifteen days to vote and returned to hospital at expiration of same; he took part in the Campaign of Strawbery Plains, Jonesville, garrison duty at Knoxville, foraging and scouting on detached duty at Bulls Gap and was honorably discharged July 25, 1865, at Knoxville, Tenn. A brother , Edward Betts, served in Co. E, 1st M.V. S.S. Comrade Betts has held the office of town trustee, township assessor, sheriff of LaGrange county two terms 1872 to 1876, postmaster at Valentine for one year and is a member of J.H. Dansuer Post, 104, G.A.R., in which he was Adjt., Com., and present Adjt.; he draws a pension, is a druggist at LaGrange, Ind., which is his address.

Biography of Thomas C. Betts. Vol. II, page 570 / 571. Presidents, Soldiers, Statesmen; H.H. Hardesty, Publisher, New York, Toledo, and Chicago, 1894.
Submitted by: Arlene Goodwin
Auburn, Indiana

Samuel P. Bradford born April 11, 1832, in LaGrange county, is the son of Samuel, who died Dec. 3, 1845, aged 45 years, and Betsie (Compton) Bradford, who died Aug. 22, 1856, aged 56 years 8 months. Sept. 3, 1856, he was married to Sue E. Hern, born Jan. 11, 1838. The had one child, Matie H., born Jan. 8, 1876. The parents of Mrs. Bradford are William and Sallie (Goodenow) Hern. The mother is still living, residing in LaGrange county, Ind. Mr. Bradford was following his profession, Atty. at Law, when at the age of 29, he enlisted at Camp Allen, Fort Wayne, Ind., Sept. 22, 1861, as a private in Co. H, 44th I.V. I., 2d Brig., 3rd Div., 21st A.C.; he received two promotions, to the rank of 1st lieutenant Feb., 1862, and captain, Jan. 16, 1865. Feb.21, 1865, he was appointed quartermaster; he was in the hospital at Evansville, Ind., for six weeks from Mar, 1862, suffering from chronic diarrhea. In May, 1862, he was furloughed for thirty days, the time being afterward extended thirty days. At the expiration of the time he rejoined his command at Corinth, Miss., June, 1862. From Feb. 19, 1863, to Jan. 16, 1865, he was in charge of quarter masters department, Corinth, Miss. In the spring of 1865 he was chief quarter master of the district of Etowah on the staff of Gen. J.B. Steadman, remaining until Oct. 1, 1866. During his long service in this department of the army he was efficient, correct and conscientious. He took part in the battles of Corinth, Battle Creek, Louisville, Nashville, Murfreesboro, McMinnville, Jasper, Bridgeport, Chickamauga, Stone River, Mission Ridge, Lookout Mountain, Chattanooga and numerous smaller engagements and skirmishes. He was honorably discharged in November 1868, by the especial order of Gen. Grant. He was a charter member of J.H. Dansuer Post, 104, in which he was an officer; he had for 37 years been an active member of the I.O.O.F., all the members holding him in the highest respect. Mr. Bradford died April 23, 1890, at his home, in LaGrange, Ind., of paralysis, brought on by army service. Mr. Bradford was often a sharer in her husband’s army life, being a constant attendant on him during several severe illnesses. Six different times she endured the hardships of travel from her home in LaGrange county, to the camp. Mr. Brdford held the office of county clerk eight years, and was superintendent of construction in the building of the new court house at LaGrange, Ind.

Biography of Samuel P. Bradford. Vol. II, page 572. Presidents, Soldiers, Statesmen; H.H.Hardesty, Publisher, New York, Toledo, and Chicago, 1894.
Submitted by: Arlene Goodwin
Auburn, Indiana

David Brady enlisted at the age of 32 years Aug. 15, 1862, at Indianapolis, Ind., as a private in Co. C, 100th Ind., V. I., McDowels Brigade and Denver’s Division, 15th A.C. August, 1863, he was in field hospital at Vicksburg, two months, Jackson Tenn., six months, LaGrange, Tenn., four weeks and Memphis, Tenn., three weeks. August, 1863, he was furloughed for thirty days which was extended and indefinite time; he took part in the battle of Tallihoma and Sherman’s March to the Sea, (where he was detailed as hospital stewart from Memphis to Vicksbug) and several smaller engagements, receiving an honorable discharge Sept. 15, 1863, at Memphis Tenn. A brother, John, served in Co. C, 100th Ind. V.I. Comrade Brady was a son of John and Mary A. (Hartzell) Brady, both deceased, and was born Dec. 28, 1831, in Crawford county, O., where he was educated. He was married in Sturgess, Mich., Aug. 2, 1866, to Nancy Smith who was born Oct. 6, 1841, in Bucyrus, O., of parents, Cornelius and Mary (Towers) Smith, deceased. His children by his first wife are Charles E., James F., Hubert L. and Elma L. His first wife, Sarah Edelman, died in Sept. 1864. Comrade Brady is a charter member of J.H. Dansuer Post, 104, in which he is Chaplain; he receives a pension, is an invalid and his address is LaGrange, Ind.

Biography of David Brady. Vol. II, page 573 / 574. Presidents, Soldiers, Statesmen; H.H.Hardesty, Publisher, New York, Toledo, and Chicago, 1894.
Submitted by: Arlene Goodwin
Auburn, Indiana

Thompson Cherry born Sept. 18, 1823, in Fairfield county, Ohio, and settled in LaGrange county, Ind., in 1846. Sept. 16, 1846, he was married at Lancaster, Ohio, to Rebecca Davis, born Sept. 17, 1823, in the same county as her husband. Their children are Frank, Samuel A., dec., Sarah, dec., Ansel, dec., and Susan. The parents of Mrs. Cherry are Amos and Susanna (Lee) Davis, both deceased. Mr. Cherry died in November, 1857, and his widow Perry Browning, who died July 18, 1872. They had one child a son, George, born in 1864, died in 1865. The son of Samuel entered West Point, as a cadet, July 1, 1870, and graduated with credit; he was appointed as 2d Lieut., of the 23d Inf., June 16, 1875, and served with his regiment in Nebraska and Kansas, until July 28, 1876, when he was transferred to the 5th U.S. Cav., and was with Custer in many of his campaigns. He was adjutant to Maj. Thornburgh’s command in the fall of 1879, and in the engagements with Utes at Milk Creek, was in the command of the skirmishes; his conduct at the battle was valiant in striking degree. He was a young officer of the highest merit, and was killed at Fort Niobrara, Neb., May 11, 1881, while out scouting for road agents. At the time of his death he was engaged to marry Virginia White, daughter of Congressman Harry White, of Pa. His death was mourned by all who knew him.

Biography of Thompson Cherry. Vol. II, page 577 / 578. Presidents, Soldiers, Statesmen; H.H. Hardesty, Publisher, New York, Toledo, and Chicago, 1894.
Submitted by: Arlene Goodwin
Auburn, Indiana

Henry Clark was born March 29, 1830, in New York state, a son of Henry and Mary (Jones) Clark, both parents now deceased; he received an education in the state of Ohio and taught in the that state one year, coming to LaGrange county, Ind., March, 1878. Sept.24, 1854, he married in Seneca county, Ohio, Sarah A. Thacker, born Feb. 9, 1836, in Reseca county, O.; her parents were Reuben and Winny A. (Ferand) Thacker, and are now deceased. Three children were born to this marriage, Lafayette, Mary A. and Winfield S. Comrade Clark was by occupation a farmer at the time of his enlistment at the age of 34 years as a private, Sept. 2, 1864, at Sandusky, O., in Co. C, 180th O.V.I., 1st Brig, 1st Div., 23rd A.C. Jan. 30, 1865, he was kicked by a mule at Nashville, Tenn., and was detailed in April as R.R. Guard at Kinston; he took part in the battle of Kinston and was honorably discharged July 12, 1865, at Charlotte, N.C.; his grandfather was a soldier in the War of 1812, and a brother, Richard, served in 8th O.V.I. A brother of his wife, Thomas, served in Co. G, O.V. I. and died at Fairfax C.H. with measles. Comrade Clark is a member of Ed. Temple Post, 395, in which he is a charter member, he is an invalid and receives a pension; his post office address is South Milford, Ind.

Biography of Henry Clark. Vol. II, page 578. Presidents, Soldiers, Statesmen; H.H. Hardesty, Publisher, New York, Toledo, and Chicago, 1894.
Submitted by: Arlene Goodwin
Auburn, Indiana

John Cox son of George and Elizabeth (McNabb) Cox, parents now deceased, was born Feb. 6, 1831 in Coshocton county, Ohio, where he received his early education and came to LaGrange county, Ind., April 1878. May, 1856 he was married in Gallion, O., to Catherine G. Irwin, born Apr. 12, 1835, in Morrow Co., O., a daughter of Jared and Dorotha (Gwin) Irwin. They have had seven children, Horace H, George I., Dora B., Wm. C., Herbert L., John R., Alice G. and Mary E. Comrade Cox was a farmer at the time of his enlistment June 13, 1861, from Coshocton. O., when 30 years old, in Co. K, 24th O.V.I., 3rd Brig., 4th Div., 21st A.C. He was enrolled as a private and was subsequently promoted to Corp., Sergt., and Com. Sergt. July 16, 1862, he was in hospital at Pulaski, Tenn., seven days rejoining his command at Murfreesboro, Tenn. June 24, 1864, he was honorably discharged at Columbus, Ohio, and re-enlisted April 13, 1865, in Co. B, U.S. V.V.I.; he was detailed as Sergt. and stewart at Soldier’s Home, Indianapolis, Ind.; he fought at Cheat Mt., Greenbrier, Shiloh, Corinth, Stone River, Chickamauga, Lookout Mt., Missionary Ridge, and numerous smaller engagements, and was granted an honorable discharge April 12, 1866, at Indianapolis, Ind. He had three brothers in the late service, Martin in 10th O.V.C.; George in 16th O.V. I., was killed at the battle of Winchester. Comrade Cox is a member of Danseur Post 104 in which he was Adjt., Com., O. of D., and is present Sergt-Maj.; he has been constable of this county, also surveyor form 1884 to 1888 and is now serving a term as deputy sheriff, he receives a pension and his address is LaGrange, In.

Biography of John Cox. Vol. II, page 581. Presidents, Soldiers, Statesmen; H. H. Hardesty, Publisher, New York, Toledo, and Chicago, 1894.
Submitted by: Arlene Goodwin
Auburn, Indiana

James Dallas son of Lorenzo Dallas living, and Sarah (Kitcher) dead, was born in Lagrange county, Ind., Feb. 16, 1845, and married in this county, Feb. 8, 1872, at Wolcottville, Cornelia E. Young, who was born May 20, 1848; her father, Henry Young, is dead, but her mother, Cornelia P. (Wilis) is living; they have had one child, Addie E. Comrade Dallas was a farmer at the time of his enlistment, at the age of 17 Oct. 31, 1862, in Indianapolis, Ind., in Co. D, 44th Ind. V.I., 2d Brig,. 3d Div., 15 A.C., as a private; Dec. 27, 1862, he was in hospital at Nashville, Tenn., three months, with typhoid pneumonia, which resulted in dropsy, and was honorably discharged, May 2, 1863, at Murfreesboro, Tenn.; Jan. 2, 1864, he enlisted again at Kendallville, Ind. in Co. D, 12th Ind. Cav.; he was detailed in 1864 to carry dispatches about three months and took part in several small engagements and skirmishes; he was honorably discharged Nov. 10, 1865, at Vickburg, Miss., and now receives a pension; comrade Dallas was educated in Clear Spring township, Lagrange county, Indiana; he was assessor two years in 1884; belongs to the Charles Tyler Post, No. 141; he is engaged in farming and his address is Wolcottville, Ind.

Biography of James Dallas. Vol. II, page 586 / 587. Presidents, Soldiers, Statesmen; H.H. Hardesty, Publisher, New York, Toledo, and Chicago, 1894.
Submitted by: Arlene Goodwin
Auburn, Indiana

George Haberstroh at the age of 27 years enlisted at Indianapolis, Ind., July 5, 1861, in Co. A, 19th Ind. V. I., 1st Brig., 1st Div., 1st A.C. He was enrolled as a private and was subsequently promoted to Ord. Sergt., Jan. 1862 at Arlington Heights; Sept. 1862, he was in hospital at Mr. Pleasant, Washington D.C., four weeks and was then transferred to Philadelphia Pa., Aug. 1, 1863, by G. O., 283, W. D., A.G. O., he was transferred to Co. D, 14th Ind. V.R. C.; he was honorably discharged from first enlistment at Washington D.C. He re-enlisted April 11, 1864, in old command, and was detailed as clerk at Hd. Qtrs.; was also on garrison duty; he took part in the battles of Gainesville, Bull Run, Fredericksburg, South Mountain, Antietam Gettysburg, and all the battles of his Regt. He was finally honorably discharged Nov. 13, 1865 at Washington D.C. and now has a pension; Comrade Haberstroh was a native of Bavaria Germany, where he was born Dec. 14, 1833 of the parents Adam and Elizabeth (Hauswald) Haberstroh, both dead; he received a high school education in his native country, and emigrated to this country, settling in Lagrange county, Ind., in 1883; April 28, 1856 he married at Mishawaka, Ind., Barbara Weiss born in Bavaria, Germany, Feb. 22, 1834; her parents are both deceased, were John and Margaret (Reil) Weiss. They have five children, Charles, John, Amelia, Elizabeth, and George; Comrade Haberstroh is a member of Dansuer Post, No. 124; he is a cooper, and his address is Lagrange, Ind.

Biography of George Haberstroh. Vol. II, page 606. Presidents, Soldiers, Statesmen; H.H. Hardesty, Publisher, New York, Toledo, and Chicago, 1894.
Submitted by: Arlene Goodwin
Auburn, Indiana

Deb Murray