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PRESIDENTS, SOLDIERS, STATESMEN. 1267

Delaney. She was born July 24, 1856, in Cambria county, Pa., of parents, George and Ann (Grove) Delaney, the latter only is living. Their domestic ties have been graced with eight children, July, Anna, Elizabeth, Mary, George, dec., Cleo, Regena, and Clair. Comrade Mullen was engaged in farming when the war broke out. He enlisted Sept. 12, 1863, at Martinsburg, Va., as a private in Co. M, 12th Pa. V. Cav., and did noble work for his country. He was stricken with fever and ague as many of our Northern men were being confined in hospital at Martinsburg, Va., in the winter of 1864, for two months. He was honorable discharged at Martinsburg, Va., March, 1864, and re-enlisted immediately in old command. He took active part in all the engagements of his command and was honorable discharged July 20, 1865, at Winchester, Va. His wife's great-grandfather, John Adams, served in the war of 1812. Comrade Mullen is a farmer by occupation and his address is Loretto, Pa.

ALEXANDER MURPHY.

John and Polly (Berkheimer) Murphey, deceased, are the parents of our subject, who was born in Cambria county, Pa., Oct. 4, 1824. He was married Oct. 22, 1846, in Somerset county, Pa., to Susannah Custer, was born Feb. 7, 1825; per parents, both deceased, were Jacob and Catherine (Hulsople) Custer. Of this union were born the following children: Elizabeth, dec., Catherine, dec., William, Joseph, George, Daniel, Hannah, Hiram, Rachel, Sarah, Jacob and Samuel, dec. Comrade Murphey was engaged in farming when he volunteered for service during the Civil war in defence [sic] of the Union; he was enrolled from Johnstown, Pa., Aug. 17, 1861, as a private in Co. I, 54th Pa. V. I., and in due time was made Corp. He was slightly wounded twice at the battle of Snicker's Gap. In the full of 1863, he was furloughed for twelve days and returned to Cumberland, Md., at end of time. In the winter of 1863 he was detailed as scout in Shenandoah Valley. The following are his battles: New Market, Piedmont, Winchester, Snicker's Ford, Fishers Hill, Cedar Creek, Lynchburg, New Market and several others. He was honorably discharged Oct. 10, 1864, at Harper's Ferry, Va. Comrade Murphey is living in retirement and his address is Elton, Pa.

JOHN M. NAGLE

Was a son of Nicholas and Susan (McConnell) Nagle, long ago deceased, and was born in Cambria county, Pa., Aug. 10, 1838. He was united in bonds of matrimony Feb. 5, 1860, in this county in


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