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Was born in Hiram, Portage County, Ohio, May 9, 1840. He was reared in his native place and lived there’ until 1869. In 1861 he joined the Union army, enlisting in company A, Forty-second Ohio volunteer infantry, under Captain A. Williams, the late president James A. Garfield being the colonel. He served three years, the term for which he enlisted, in Kentucky, Tennessee, Louisiana and Arkansas, and participated in many engagements, the most important being the battles of Chickasaw Bayou, Arkansas Post, Port Gibson, Champion's Hill and Black River Bridge. Was mustered out of the service and discharged at Columbus, Ohio, September 29, 1864. He returned to Hiram, Ohio, and soon after was employed in the railroad office at Garrettsville, in the same county, where he remained on« year, and then went to the oil regions of Pennsylvania. After a few' months he returned to Hiram and worked on the homestead farm until the spring of 1869, when he came to Missouri and settled at Trenton and began working at the carpenter and joiner's trade. This work he continued until May, 1875, when he was appointed city marshal of Trenton and served in that capacity until May, 1881, and again resumed the carpenter business and is an extensive contractor and builder. February 21, 1867, he married Miss Irena Bishop, of Hiram, Ohio. They have one child, Orin.
Source:  The History of Grundy County, Missouri: Birdsall & Dean, publ. 1881; Submitted to Geneaology Trails and Transcribed by Andrea Stawski Pack 

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