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William H. Ives


Posted By: Jacie Thomsen (email)
Date: 4/29/2010 at 17:35:04

History of Cedar County 1878 pg 594-595

Ives, William H., Farmer, Section 33 P.O. Tipton; born in Coshocton Co.,
Ohio, Aug 10, 1844; came to this county with his parents in 1854; was in
the army, in 8th Reg. I.V.C., Co. K, and was Assistant Veterinary Surgeon
of the regiment; he with two others was taken prisoner by guerrillas and
sentenced to be shot; they were brought out for execution and the other
two were shot and he escaped though followed by soldiers and blood hounds;
he was in twenty-three fights. Married Miss Martha Miller, of this county;
they have two children, Lucy and Bessie. Mrs. Melinda Miller, mother of
Mrs. Ives, was born in Champaign Co., Ohio; she married Wiseman Ford, from
Virginia; they came to this county in 1839; they came by wagon, and was
four weeks on the way, and were among the earliest settlers; he died in
1840; they had three children, Elizabeth, Nancy and John. She married
William Miller, from Maryland, in 1842; they had four children, Mary and
Martha, living, Joseph and Charles dead.


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