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James Vanderford (4014)

Father: William Vanderford, Jr. (3005)
Mother: Mary (Margaret) McGee

b. 1839 in Ohio [census-Ohio]

d. Nov. 16, 1892 at the Veteran's Home Hospital in Leavenworth, Kansas [PenApp#713151]

m. Dec. 13, 1864 in Vinton County, Ohio, Sarah (Sophia?) Ratcliff [VC mar 2:1758], b. 1842 in Ohio [census-Ill]

Issue: [census-Illinois/Ohio]

Sarah, b. 1866 in Ohio

Rosetta, b. 1869 in Illinois

James M., bc. 1870 in Illinois


September 2, 1861:
James enlisted as a private in Company B, 22nd Ohio Volunteer Infantry. [PenApp#713151]

April 6, 1862:
James received gunshot wounds at the Battle of Shiloh. "One through the left thigh midway between knee and hip, one in left leg four inches above ankle joint. Slight wound in right arm three inches above wrist." [PenApp#713151]

November 18, 1864:
James was discharged at Camp Dennison as a 2nd Sargeant. [PenApp#713151]

James was farming in Hickory Township, Coles County, Illinois. [census-Ill]

James M., James' son was living on his grandfathers farm in Vinton County, Ohio. [census-Ohio]

September 25, 1890:
James applied for a Civil War Pension. He was a resident of Mamoth Spring, Fulton County, Arkansas. [PenApp#713151]

July 10, 1891:
While still a resident of Arkansas, James submitted an affidavit to the Pension Office from the County of Leavenworth, Kansas. [PenApp#713151]

April 1, 1892:
James was discharged from Western Branch National Home for D.V.S. [PenApp#713151]

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