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the south, our subject was engaged in farming; he was 25 years of age when he was enrolled Aug. 21, 1861, as a private in co. a, 61st Pa. V. I. May 13, 1862, he was wounded in left arm by gunshot; he was taken to hospital in Philadelphia, where he remained till Sept., 18, 1862; while in hospital he was furloughed for twenty days and returned to same at end of time. He was honorably discharged from hospital in Redding, Burks co., Pa., Sept. 18, 1862. When able he re-enlisted March 4, 1865, at Indiana, pa., in Co. F, 74th Pa. V.I. and was soon promoted to Corp. He took part in the battle of Fair Oaks during his first enlistment, and considerable scouting, skirmishing, guard and garrison duty during his second enlistment. He was finall honorably discharged Aug. 29, 1865, at Clarksburg, W.Va. His brother George was a member of Co. B, 61st Pa. V.I., and was killed at the battle of Cold Harbor May 10, 1864. William, John and David, brothers of his wife, were also in service. Comrade Walker has been school director and has served on the election board; he is a farmer and his address is Gaibleton, Pa.


Was born in Cambria county, Pa., March, 1841, and was a son of David and Susan (Mishler) Weaver, no longer living. He was married March 23, 1867, in his native county, to Anna Weaver, who was born there March 31, 1844; her father, Emanuel Weaver, is deceased, but her mother, Sarah (Kime), born October, 1817, still survives. As the fruit of this marriage, the following children have been born: Cyrus, Emma, Manuel, dec. Angeline, dec., James, Josiah and Mary J. Comrade Weaver was engaged in farming when the late war began. He was 23 years of age at the time of his enlistment, which occurred Oct. 27, 1862, as a private in Co. K, 18th Pa. V.C. In July, 1863, he was wounded in right shoulder at the battle of Gettysburg, for which he was cared for in hospital; he was also taken prisoner at that battle and was held a short time. Besides the battle of Gettysburg, he did considerable scouting, skirmishing, guard and garrison duty. He was honorably discharged May 31, 1864, at Camp Stoneman, D.C. Our subject passed from the shores of time May 30, 1882, death resulting from the effects of wound; his widow has a pension and her address is Geistown, Pa.


Was born in Indiana county, Pa., July 5, 1838, and was a son of Edward and Rachel (Anderson) Whited, long ago, numbered with the dead. His helpmate on life's journey was Harriet J. Lowmaster and they were married in Susquehanna township, Cambria Co., Pa. She

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