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Three children were born to them, Lucy Cora E., and Ralph M. His wife's father, Peter Sell, is dec., but her mother, Catherine (Spicher) is spared. When the war cloud settled over our country, our subject was engaged in the lumber business. He was 23 years of age when he was enrolled Oct. 21, 1861, at Johnstown, Pa., as a private in Co. C, 1st Batl., 19 U. S. I., and was soon made Corp. He served 18 months as 2d Sergt, and same length of time as Color Sergt. In Co. A. N. G. P. He was also Q.M. of 5th Regt. N. G. P., from jan. 7, 1863, to Feb. 18, 1863; he was confined in No. 23 hospital at Nashville with lung fever and Kidney trouble. Dec. 31, 1863, he was captured at Stone River by Texas rangers and was again taken prisoner, but cleverly escaped each time. He fought at Pittsburg Landing, Siege of Corinth, Dogwalk, and Stone River, while in Q.M. Dept. and at the time of Breckenridge and Early's raid into Maryland and onto Washington City; he served in the trenches to hold the work until 6th A.C. arrived and the Rebels retreated; also during the riot in 1877. He served as color Sergt. At Altoona, Pa., in the 5th N.G.P., and was honorably discharged Feb. 18, 1863, at Nashville hospital. He was employed in Q.M. Dept., Washington, D.C., from august, 1863, to October, 1864. His wife's uncle Michael Spicher served in the late war, as did two brothers George and Louis. His grandfather John Rodgers served in the war of 1812. Comrade Singer has held several offices of trust with credit to himself and satisfaction to all; he has been register and recorder, and also clerk of Orphans court 1873-79; he has also been twp. Clerk, auditor and assessor; he belongs to Emory Fisher Post 30, he is at present successfully engaged in farming and the lumber business, and his address is Vinco, Pa.

THOMAS SINGLETON,

Son of John and Anna (Lucas) Singleton, dec., was born in Center county, Pa., Jan. 1, 1845. He was married in May, 1872, in Clearfield county, Pa., to Delila Williams, who was born in Center county, Pa., Sept. 8, 1853. Her father, Wm. Williams, is dec., but her mother, Rosanna Marshall, is still spared. They have reared eight children, William T., Charles E., Bellsena, Lula M., Roby, Rosa, Arthur and Ralph. Being a loyal and true patriot of his country, he was enrolled June, 1862, at Harrisburg, Pa., when 18 years of age. He entered the ranks of Co. G, 148 Pa. V.I., 1st Brig., 4th Div., 2d A.C. as a private. May 10, 1864, he was wounded through leg at the battle of Po River, and was treated for same in hospital at that place. In August, 1864, he was furloughed for 60 days, and returned to his command at expiration of time. He took active part in the fierce engagements of Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Bristoc Station, Mine


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