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1282 PRESIDENTS, SOLDIERS, STATESMEN.

Aaron, and her mother Margaret (Strong) Miller are dec. The children of this union are, Jane dec., Benjamin, Dorothea dec., James M., Samuel T., John A., George R., and Harry R. Comrade Sensbaugh enlisted March, 1864, at Greensburg, Pa., in Co. D, 11th Pa. V.I., and was a brave and true defender of his country; he was but 16 years of age when he enrolled. In the spring of 1864 he was ill with measles and was cared for in Judiciary Square hospital two months. In the spring of 1865 he was detailed as teamster at Bailey's Cross Roads three months. Not until the war ended did he return home, taking part in the battles of Weldon R.R., Poplar Grove, Weldon Raid, Petersburg, Hatcher's Run, Five Forks and several others. He was honorably discharged July, 1865, at Harrisburg, Pa. His brothers, James and Jacob, served in the late war, the former was wounded at Hatcher's Run; his wife's brothers, William, who died at Annapolis, and John, also served in the late war. Comrade Sensbaugh is a farmer by occupation and his address is Ebensburg, Pa.

GEORGE SEYMOUR,

A native of Cambria county; Pa., was born in 1840, of parents, Nicholas and Christina (Baker) Seymour, deceased. He was united in marriage May 22, 1866, in Carrollton, Pa., to Philemena Hott, who was born in this county March 17, 1848, and passed to her reward Feb. 17, 1896; her father, Augustus Hott, is now residing near Carollton, Cambria Co., Pa.; her mother, Barbara (Moke), has gone to her reward. As the fruit of this marriage nine children were born, Harriet, Thomas, Maggie, William, Alice, Bertie, Leonard, Blanch and Edgar. Comrade Seymour was engaged in farming when the late war began; he was drafted into service Oct. 24, 1862, when 22 years of age, as a private in Co. G, 171st Pa. V.I. In August, 1863, he suffered with chronic diarrhea and was cared for in hospital at Fortress Monroe for three days. He was honorably discharged Aug. 8, 1863, at Harrisburg, Pa., and re-enlisted there Feb. 8, 1864, in Co. A, 55th Pa. V.I. December, 1864, he was detailed in front of Petersburg, Va., as sharpshooter until the surrender of Lee. He was honorably discharged Aug. 30, 1865, at Petersburg, Va., having participated in the battles of Drewry's Bluff, Front of Petersburg, Ft. Barham, Charles, Hatcher's Run, Ft. Gregg and surrender of Lee. He had two brothers in the late war, Peter and Nicholas; the latter was captured at Drewry's Bluff and was confined in Libby and Andersonville prisons for six months and ten days. Our subject resides near Loretto, Pennsylvania.


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