Friday, August 26, 2011

Royal Eastman.

ROYAL EASTMAN, Plainville, Kansas, Rooks County.

ROYAL EASTMAN, farmer, Section 30, Medicine Township; postoffice Igo, was born in Allegany County, N. Y., January 23, 184, and at nine years of age his parents moved to Port Hope, Wis., where he lived as a farmer until the fall of 1860, when he returned to New York, and on April 26, 1861, he enlisted in Company F, Twenty-Sixth New York Volunteer Infantry, as a private; discharged as a private May 3, 1863; re-enlisted as a veteran in Company C, Twenty-third Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry, as a private; discharged as a private August 15, 1865. Then went to Blue Earth County, Minn., where he farmed for about five years. Then he moved to Rooks County, Kansas, where he homesteaded his present farm, and has since been engaged in farming and dealing in stock. Has now 26 head of cattle. Was married June 25, 1867, to Miss Cordelia M. Nichols. They had one child, Addie M. Was married again December 30, 1877, to Miss Harriet Webster. They have two children, Maudie B. and Corydon M. Was elected trustee of Medicine Township for one year. Is a member of the G. A. R.

New York 26th. Infantry.

Enlisted at 20, years, Enlisted May 3, 1861, Utica, to serve two years; Mustered in as a Private, Company F, May 21, 1861, Mustered out with Company May 28, 1863, at Utica.

Wisconsin 23rd., Infantry.

Re-enlisted as a Veteran crult, January 20, 1864, Residence Fort Winnebago, Rank Musician, Transfrred to the 35th, Wisconsin Infantry, July 1, 1865.

Wisconsin 35th., Infantry, Co. I.

Transfrred from Company C, 23rd., Wisconsin Infantry; Musician; Absent without leave at muster out of regiment.

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