Benjamin Preston Baskin

Pvt., 83rd Pennsylvania Infantry 1834-1884 Benjamin Preston Baskin was born July 3, 1835 in Addison, New York. He married Ester (Esther) Malinda Rutherford on July 12, 1857 in La Pere (Lapeer), Michigan by Justice of the Peace, James Abbot. Shortly after their marriage they left Michigan and were living in Pennsylvania with their first two

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John Lewis Benson

Pvt., 5th Kansas Cavalry 1835-1906 John Lewis Benson was born February 16, 1835 in Mercer County, Pennsylvania. He volunteered into Company E, 5th Kansas Cavalry, at Fort Leavenworth, KS from 1861 to 1864. He reenlisted as a vet volunteer and mustered out with his detachment on June 22, 1865 at De Valls Bluff, Arkansas. John

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William Irwin Bigelow

Pvt., 12th Kansas Infantry 1833-1900 William I Bigelow was born 12 May 1833 at Columbus, Franklin Co., OH. He married Jane Lytle on 24 Feb 1855 at Mansfield, OH. They had seven sons: Russel, Henry, Arthur, Andrew, Willard, Bertrand, and Alpheus. They relocated to Gardner, Johnson Co., KS in 1859. William I Bigelow enlisted 23

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George Brock

Pvt., 4th Iowa Infantry GAR – Robert Jackson Post 192, Iowa 1822-1906 George Brock was born to Philip and Lavina Moser Brock 5 June, 1822. The Brock (Brack) family from Germany first settled in Pennsylvania sometime before 1725. Migrations took them to Kentucky where George was born. In time the family migrated to Indiana and

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Phillip Henry Brock

Pvt., 23rd Iowa Infantry GAR – Samuel Rice Post 256, Nebraska 1843-1931 Phillip Henry Brock, the oldest son of George Brock, was born 22 December, 1843 in Owen County, Indiana and enlisted 26 July, 1862. Being farmers, no doubt Phillip was carrying on responsibilities as head of household while his father was with the 4th

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