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She was born Aug16, 1839, in Indiana county, Pa., a daughter of William and Catherine (Miller) McBroom, dec. As the fruit of this marriage, ten children were born, Emma J., George dec., William dec., Emma, Anna, Sadie, John, James, Manda and Samantha. When the Stars and Stripes were hauled from Sumter, he was among the volunteers to enlist September, 1864, at the age of 25 years, as a private in Co. E, 211 Pa. V.I. In the Spring of 1865 he was confined in hospital at City point, Va. He took part in the battles of Atlanta, Petersburg, and considerable scouting, skirmishing, guard and garrison duty; he was honorably discharged June, 1865, at Alexandria, Va. His wife's brothers Henry and George served in the late war; the latter was wounded, taken prisoner and died in Libby prison. Comrade Patterson is living in retirement, and his address is Johnstown, Pa.


Was born in Center county, Pa., in 1822, of parents Robert and Nancy Patterson, dec. He was married March 20, 1845, in this county, Indiana, to Margaret Neal, who was born in Indiana county, Pa., Feb. 18, 1826. Her parents, are no longer living, were William and Margaret (Cunningham) Neal. By this marriage there are the following children, Rebecca, Thomas dec., Sanford, James, Sarah A., Melinda dec., William, Harry A., Ambrose and Bell. When war's grim visaged front appeared upon the horizon of the nation, our subject was a tavern keeper. He was 44 years old when he was enrolled Sept. 12, 1861, as a Private in Co. G. 105 Pa. V.I., Jamison's Brig., 1st Div., 6th A.C. In the summer of 1862 he was confined to Sisters of Charity hospital, Washington, D.C., with general debility for six weeks. He was detailed as wagon master and as forage master for one year, and was honorably discharged Nov. 9, 1862, at Fredericksburg, Va. His son Thomas enlisted March, 1864, at Perryville, Pa., in Co. K, 14 Pa. Cav. He was stricken with measles, and was treated for same in hospital at Frederick City, where he passed away July 7, 1864. His wife's uncle, Thomas Neal, served in the war of 1812. Another uncle, John Neal, ranked as major during the war of 1812. Comrade Patterson is engaged in farming, and his address is Home, Pa.


Was born in Coytsville, Ohio, Oct. 27, 1835, and was a son of James and Maggie (Johnson) Petit, dec. His first marriage was in 1866 in Kittanning, Pa., to Lovina Brink, who is now dec; he had two

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