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March 22, 1841, and passed to her reward Feb. 7, 1893. Their hearthstone has been graced with these children, Frank, Clara, Hannah E., Nancy, Emma, A. L., Norman, and Bessie. Comrade Braughler worked at farming till July 26, 1864, when, being a loyal and ardent supporter of the Union cause, he was enrolled as a private in Co. F, 206th Pa. V. I., which was assigned to 3d Brig., 1st Div., 24th A. C. He did not take part in any regular battles as he was detailed as teamster during his entire term. A brother Adam C., served in the late war and was Capt. Of 76th Pa. V. I.; his wife had three brothers in service, Robert, Jonathan and Nathaniel; Robert was killed at Gettysburg. Comrade Braughler is a member of Frank Brown Post; he resides on a thrifty and well-kept farm and his postoffice address is Rochester Mills, Pa.


A native of Pennsylvania, was born in Philadelphia, October, 1844, and came to Indiana county, Pa., in 1855. He married Mary, daughter of S. P. White and Mary (Smith), deceased. This marriage was solemnized in the fall of 1865 in this county, which is the county of his wife's birth, which occurred June 23, 1847. Our subject's parents, Robert and Jane Conley Buchanan, are still spared. The issue of this marriage is as follows: Dovey, Ada, Louis, Rose, Ernest and Vey. At the age of 18 years, he enlisted in the spring of 1862 as a private in Co. B, 135th Pa. V. I., and served in defence [sic] of his country. He was injured in November, 1862, and was treated in camp at Capitol Hill about two weeks. December, 1862, he was confined in Regtl. Hospital at Washington, D. C., two weeks, suffering with fever. Dec. 26, 1862,he was honorably discharged from hospital and re-enlisted at Marion Center, July, 1863, as Sergt. In Co. C, 2d P. R. V. C. He was detailed with his regiment to special service a short time. His services consisted of scouting, skirmishing after Imboden in W. Va. Below Cumberland, guard and garrison duty. He was honorably discharged Jan. 21, 1864, at Pittsburg, Pa. His uncle, Wm. Buchanan, served in the late war under McClellan and was wounded at seven days' battle; his wife's grandfather White served in the war of 1812. A cousin of our subject, David Conley, served in the late war and was killed in action. Comrade Buchanan is a member of Connor Post, No. 40; he is a farmer by occupation and his address is Gipsy, Pa.


Was born Sept. 11, 1828, in Cambria county, Pa., and has always lived in this county except during the war; his father, John Burgoon, served in the war of 1812, and is now deceased; his mother, Rhoda

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