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J G Durrell

DURRELL, GURNEY

Posted By: County Coordiantor
Date: 11/20/2006 at 09:21:55

J G Durrell, Sec 17, P O Pilot Mound, was born in Anson, Embden county, Maine, May 18, 1848, and when three years of age removed with his parents to Wisconsin, here he was brought up on a farm, receiving the benefit of a common school education, in his sixteenth year he responded to the call of his country, enlisting in the Third Wisconsin veteran volunteer infantry, January 4, 1864, participated in the battles of Resaca (Georgia), Dallas, and in all of the Atlanta and Savannah campaigns, and was with his command in its march through the Carolinas, was with the army at the surrender of Johnston, and was honorably discharged July 18, 1865, with his parents he came to this state, and on November 20, 1867, was united in marriage with Mrs Dorothy Gurney, by which union they had six children: John E, Mary F, Edith B, Walter L, William B and Joseph H, February 20,1878, John E died of diphtheria, followed by Walter L march 31, 1878, Mr Durrell ahs engaged in saw milling and farming since coming to Boone county, he has been honored by his neighbors by being elected to various township offices, the highest being that of assessor, has twice been elected lay delegate tot eh annual conference of the M E Church, was licensed local preacher in the M E Church, May 23, 1877, in addition to his other duties he is now carrying on quite an extensive business in the blacksmith, wagon making and general repair line at Pilot Mound, where he has built up quite a lucrative business

1880 Boone co History Book


 

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