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Capt. Joseph Bull GEDNEY

Male 1825 - 1893  (67 years)


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  • Name Joseph Bull GEDNEY 
    Title Capt. 
    Born 10 Dec 1825  Dearborn County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 27 Jul 1893  Appanoose County, IA Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    • (1) Biographical and Historical Record of Wayne and Appanoose Counties, Iowa, Chicago, IL: Inter-State Publishing Co., 1886, pp. 654-655:

      CAPTAIN JOSEPH B. GEDNEY, a farmer, living near Centerville, was born near Lawrenceburg, Dearborn County, Indiana, December 10, 1825. He is a son of James D. and Nancy (Blauvelt) Gedney, natives of New York, the former of English and the latter of German ancestry. When he was thirteen years of age his parents came to Iowa and settled on the Black Hawk Purchase, near Fort Madison, Lee County, where the father died in April, 1864, aged sixty-four years, and the mother still lives. Joseph B. Gedney was reared on the frontier farm, and upon reaching manhood began farming for himself on land given him by his father, where he lived until 1853, when he removed to Appanoose County, and settled on a farm in Pleasant Township. In August, 1862, he enlisted as a private in the service of his country, but on the organization of his company was elected Captain and was commissioned by Governor Kirkwood, his company being assigned as Company I, Thirty-sixth Iowa Infantry. He served mostly in the Western department and was stationed at and near Helena and Little Rock, Arkansas. He participated in the battles at Fort Pernberton, Helena, Little Missouri, Camden and Mark's Mills. At the latter battle his brigade was captured by the Confederate forces and they were imprisoned at Camp Ford, Tyler, Texas, ten months. His company went into the engagement with forty-two men and twenty-one were either killed or wounded, he escaping with bullet holes in his cap and clothing, and his sword belt shot in two. February, 1865, he was paroled and sent to a camp of distribution at New Orleans, and in March was granted a furlough and returned home on a visit to his family, having heard nothing from them for thirteen months. He rejoined his regiment at St. Charles, Arkansas, in April, but on the 23d of the following August was discharged at Duvall's Bluffs, the war being ended. After returning home he sold his farm in Pleasant Township, and bought the one where he now lives, near Centerville. In politics Mr. Gedney is a Republican. He has held nearly all the township offices and was for seven years a member of the County Board of Supervisors, being elected three successive terms. He has been president of the Appanoose County Agricultural Society ten years, and for three years has been president of the District Agricultural Society, composed of Appanoose, Davis and Monroe counties. He is a member of Jackson Lodge, No. 42, F. & A. M. Mr. Gedney was married February 1, 1848, to Miss Sarah Linch. They have five children?Julius E., of Centerville; Charles H., of Independence, Iowa; John J., proprietor of a flouring mill in Plymouth County, Iowa; Samuel H. and Maggie Izella, at home.

      (2) Iowa Biographies Project <http://www.rootsweb.com/~iabiog/appanoose/h1878/h1878-g.htm#Gedney,%2 0J.%20B.>:

      Gedney, J. B., farmer, Sec. 7; born Dec. 10, 1825, in Dearborn Co., Ind.; in 1838, came to Lee Co., Iowa; in 1854, to Appanoose Co.; owns 155 acres of land. He was commissioned Captain, in 1862, of Co. I, 36th I. v. I.; served in this capacity three years, and was honorably discharged; was in the battles of Helena, Ark.; Elkins' Ford, Prairie de Ann, Little Rock, Camden and Mark's Mills, where he was captured and held a prisoner for ten months; he also participated in several other battles. In 1870, he was elected a member of the Board of Supervisors, and, by re-election, held this position six years; then resigned; has held about all the township offices; was eight years President of the County Agricultural Society. Married Sarah Lynch Feb. 1, 1848; she was born May 28, 1828, in Hamilton Co., Ohio; have six children - Julia C., Charles H., John J., Manford H., Samuel H. and Maggie I. Republican; she is a member of the Christian Church.

      (3) Joseph B. GEDNEY is listed in a household headed by James TALBOT in the 1850 census of Division 28, Lee County, IA, next to a household headed by Joseph B.'s father, James D. GEDNEY.

      Joseph B. is listed in the 1850 census as a farmer who was then 24 years of age; therefore, according to the 1850 census, he was born in about 1826. According to the 1850 census, he was born in IA.

      Listed with Joseph B. is his wife, Sarah, who was then 20 years of age; therefore, according to the 1850 census, she was born in about 1830. Her birthplace is not listed in the 1850 census.

      Also listed with Joseph B. is his son, Julius, who was then 1 years of age; therefore, according to the 1850 census, he was born in about 1849. His birthplace is not listed in the 1850 census.

      (4) A household headed by J. B. GIDNEY is listed in the 1860 census of Pleasant Township, Appanoose County, IA.

      J. B. is listed in the 1860 census as a farmer who was then 34 years of age; therefore, according to the 1860 census, he was born in about 1826. According to the 1860 census, he was born in IN.

      Listed with J. B. is his wife, Sarah, who was then 31 years of age; therefore, according to the 1860 census, she was born in about 1829. According to the 1860 census, she was born in OH.

      Also listed with J. B. is his son, Julius, who was then 11 years of age; therefore, according to the 1860 census, he was born in about 1849. According to the 1860 census, he was born in IA.

      Also listed with J. B. is his son, Willis, who was then 9 years of age; therefore, according to the 1860 census, he was born in about 1851. According to the 1860 census, he was born in IA.

      Also listed with J. B. is his son, Charles, who was then 6 years of age; therefore, according to the 1860 census, he was born in about 1854. According to the 1860 census, he was born in IA.

      Also listed with J. B. is his son, John, who was then 3 years of age; therefore, according to the 1860 census, he was born in about 1857. According to the 1860 census, he was born in IA.

      Also listed with J. B. is his son, Manford, who was then 1 year of age; therefore, according to the 1860 census, he was born in about 1859. According to the 1860 census, he was born in IA.

      Also listed with J. B. is Wallace HARVEY, a farm laborer who was then 20 years of age; therefore, according to the 1860 census, he was born in about 1840. According to the 1860 census, he was born in IN. The relationship between J. B. GIDNEY and Wallace HARVEY is not listed in the 1860 census.

      (5) A household headed by Joseph B. GEDNEY is listed in the 1870 census of Center Township, Appanoose County, IA.

      Joseph B. is listed in the 1870 census as a farmer who was then 43 years of age; therefore, according to the 1870 census, he was born in about 1827. According to the 1870 census, he was born in IN.

      Listed with Joseph B. is his wife, Sarah, who was then 40 years of age; therefore, according to the 1870 census, she was born in about 1830. According to the 1870 census, she was born in IN.

      Also listed with Joseph B. is his son, Charles H., who was then 18 years of age; therefore, according to the 1870 census, he was born in about 1852. According to the 1870 census, he was born in IA.

      Also listed with Joseph B. is his son, John J., who was then 15 years of age; therefore, according to the 1870 census, he was born in about 1855. According to the 1870 census, he was born in IA.

      Also listed with Joseph B. is his son, Manford H., who was then 12 years of age; therefore, according to the 1870 census, he was born in about 1858. According to the 1870 census, he was born in IA.

      Also listed with Joseph B. is his son, Samuel, who was then 10 years of age; therefore, according to the 1870 census, he was born in about 1860. According to the 1870 census, he was born in IA.

      Also listed with Joseph B. is his daughter, Maggie, who was then 6 years of age; therefore, according to the 1870 census, she was born in about 1864. According to the 1870 census, she was born in IA.

      Also listed with Joseph B. is his daughter, Viola, who was born in May 1870 and was then 1 month old. years of age. According to the 1870 census, she was born in IA.

      Also listed with Joseph B. is Mary LYNCH, who was then 33 years of age; therefore, according to the 1870 census, she was born in about 1837. According to the 1870 census, she was born in IA. [Nancy is believed by the compiler to have been the widow of Joseph B.'s brother-in-law, James LYNCH, who died of disease during the Civil War.]

      (6) A household headed by Joseph B. GIDNEY is listed in the 1880 census of Center Township, Appanoose County, IA.

      Joseph B. is listed in the 1880 census as a farmer who was then 54 years of age; therefore, according to the 1880 census, he was born in about 1826. According to the 1880 census, he was born in IN, his father was born in NY, and his mother was born in NJ.

      Listed with Joseph B. is his wife, Sarah, who was then 52 years of age; therefore, according to the 1880 census, she was born in about 1828. According to the 1880 census, she was born in OH, her father was born in VA, and her mother was born in KY.

      Also listed with Joseph B. is his son, Charles H., a farmer who was then 27 years of age; therefore, according to the 1880 census, he was born in about 1853. According to the 1880 census, he was born in IA, his father was born in IN, and his mother was born in OH.

      Also listed with Joseph B. is his son, Samuel, a farm worker who was then 19 years of age; therefore, according to the 1880 census, he was born in about 1861. According to the 1880 census, he was born in IA, his father was born in IN, and his mother was born in OH.

      Also listed with Joseph B. is his daughter, Maggie I., who was then 14 years of age; therefore, according to the 1880 census, she was born in about 1866. According to the 1880 census, she was born in IA, her father was born in IN, and her mother was born in OH.
    Person ID I966  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 13 Jul 2017 

    Father James Dixon GEDNEY,   b. 8 Oct 1800, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Apr 1864, Lee County, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Nancy BLAUVELT,   b. Abt 1806, NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F6124  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sarah LINCH,   b. 28 May 1828, Hamilton County, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jan 1907, Appanoose County, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Married 1 Feb 1848  Lee County, IA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Samuel Hyter GEDNEY,   b. Abt 1860, Appanoose County, IA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Dec 1939, Centerville, Appanoose County, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 79 years)  [natural]
     2. Manford H. GEDNEY,   b. Abt 1859, Appanoose County, IA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. IA Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     3. Viola GEDNEY,   b. May 1870, Appanoose County, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     4. Maggie Izella GEDNEY,   b. Abt 1864, Appanoose County, IA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Nov 1893  (Age ~ 29 years)  [natural]
     5. Willis GEDNEY,   b. Abt 1851, Lee County, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     6. Julius E. GEDNEY,   b. Abt 1849, Lee County, IA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jun 1931  (Age ~ 82 years)  [natural]
     7. John James GEDNEY,   b. 5 May 1856, Appanoose County, IA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Nov 1911, Douglas, Converse County, WY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years)  [natural]
     8. Charles H. GEDNEY,   b. Abt 1854, Appanoose County, IA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1908  (Age ~ 54 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 13 Jul 2017 15:31:29 
    Family ID F1161  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart