Winter 2010 GeneBloggers Event #5 Write, Write, Write ask that we write a brief biographical sketch on one of our ancestors. This is my biographic submission for this event.
Born: abt 1840 somewhere in Indiana
Died: 3 October 1864, Pine Bluff, Arkansa
Married: Nancy Cron
12 April 1860
Spencer Co., Indiana
Records obtained show that Joseph and Nancy were married in Spencer Co., Indiana in 1860. They had only one child: Amanda Elizabeth Dougan (Clark). Josephs wife Nancy is the daughter of Jon and Cron of Sumner Co., Tennessee and Maria Catherine Johnson of Tennesse. Both of her parents are buried somewhere in Spencer Co, Indiana.
One year to the date after Joseph and Nancy married the American Civil War began. Records obtained show that Joseph enlisted on 14 Jan 1864 as a Private for the Union. He served for the State of Indiana in Company A of the Indiana 1st Calvery, 28th Regiment. He mustered out on 3 October 1864 in Pine Bluff Arkansa. He died there in the hospital of diesease during the war. At this time, I have not been able to locate a place of burial. I am assuming that he is buried somewhere in PineBluff, Arkansas. Nancy received a war pension after Josephs death.
Joseph's wife Nancy later remarried to Marcus Layfette Goodman on 15 January 1868 in Rockport, Spencer, Indiana and had 7 children together. The couple migrated from Indiana, to Kansas and finally ended up in Oklahoma. Nancy and Marcus are both buried at the Bristow Creek Cemetary in Bristow, Creek, Oklahoma.
At this time, no information is known about Joseph's parents or whether he had any sibilings. Documents in posession at this time are copies of the marriage license between he and Nancy and a copy of the pension papers that Nancy received after his death.
Their daughter Amanda Elizabeth was born on 22 March 1862 in Spencer Co.,Indiana. She married William Henry Clark of Indiana in 1878 in Labette Co., Kansas. The couple moved from Kansas to Texas and finally settled in Fannin County. They had a total of 13 children together. Their daughter Alma Elizabeth Clark-Evans is my great-grandmother on my father's side.