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PRESIDENTS, SOLDIERS, STATESMEN. 1297

JOHN T. WORDEN

Was born in South Mahoning, Ind., May 27, 8138, of parents Robert and Peggy (Kinter), Worden, dec. His wife Anna, daughter of Samuel Streams and Hannah (Gamel). She was born in Indiana county, Pa., Sept. 1836, and they were married Nov. 23, 1860, in this county. They have five children, Sarah R. John A., Robert N., Maggie A. dec., and Hattie H. dec. Comrade Worden enlisted Sept. 10, 1862, at Philadelphia, Pa., when 22 years of age in Co. A, 61 Pa. V.I., 3d Brig., 2d Div., 6th A.C., to help defend the flag of his country. In the winter of 1864 he was furloughed for 14 days in front of Petersburg, and returned at end of time. His list of active hostilities were, Fredericksburg, Wilderness, Spottsylvania, Gettysburg, Cold Harbor, Weldon R.R., Cedar Mt., Fishers Hill, Winchester, 2d Bull Run, and several others, receiving an honorable discharge June 29, 1865, at defences of Washington under special order. His wife's brother, J.A., served in co. A, 61 Pa. V.I. Comrade Worden has held several twp. Offices, he is engaged in farming, and his address is Indiana, Pa.

JAMES T. WORK

Was born Dec. 31, 1836, and was a son of John and Martha (Hamilton) Work, dec. He united his fortunes for life with Frances E. Campbell, Sept. 18, 1866, in Bell twp., Clearfield county, Pa. She was born Dec. 6, 1844, in that county, of parents Jacob and Harriet (Lee) Campbell, dec. to this marriage were given these children, Hattie M., Forest B., Edward L., Maud a., Willetta C., F. Bell, Sadie E., and Bertha Mary. At the age of 24 years, like many other boys of this country he responded to the president's call for troops, and was enrolled Aug. 21, 1861, at Pittsburg, Pa., as a teamster in Co. A, 61 V.I. He was never wounded, but was injured by stampede of cavalry horses. After the battle of Fair Oaks, while the army lay in camp, the cavalry horses were taken out to graze, and they broke away from their keepers and ran into the camp, and before Mr. Work could get out of the way, he was knocked down and very severely injured by them in left shoulder and right hand. He took active part in all the engagements of his command and was honorably discharged Sept. 6, 1864, at Harrisburg, Pa., upon expiration of time. He had two brothers in the late war of the Rebellion, Allen N. was a private in 67 Pa. V.I., and was captured and confined in Andersonville and other Southern prisons for seven months, and died soon after he came home from effects of prison life, and John A., who fell at the battle of Wilderness was a mem-


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