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OBRIHAM, Charles, 1788 - 1870


Posted By: Bruce F Kuennen (email)
Date: 8/3/2021 at 10:34:40

Charles Obriham was born in 1788 in the state of Vermont. He died in March, 1870, from “liver hemorrhage”, in Fremont, Winneshiek County, Iowa.
Charles was a private in the 30th Regiment, Infantry, from Vermont during the War of 1812. Records for November, 1813 listed him as “sick” in a general hospital in Burlington, Vermont. He enrolled for his annual pension of seventy-two dollars as an invalid in March, 1830.
Charles married Mary Lovina Morgan Obriham, probably in Vermont where she was born. Charles was engaged in farming in Poultney, Rutland County, Vermont, where their first two children, Charles J. and Lydia Lovina were born. The family would migrate to Hague, Warren County, New York to a farm, before Edwin, their third child, was born in 1838. Charles continued farming in New York until the late 1850’s when the family moved west to Iowa. Land records for July 1, 1859 indicated he owned forty acres of land in Winneshiek County, Iowa.
Mary Lovina, the widow, would receive an eight-dollar pension in 1879 from her husband’s service in the War of 1812. Mary would live with her daughter Lydia Lovina Obriham Beebe and son-in-law Charles Lewis Beebe after the death of her husband in 1870. Mary Lovina’s death was probably after the 1880 census.
Charles and Mary Lovina Obriham were the parents of five children. Four of their sons served in the Union Army during the Civil War.
Charles J. Obriham (1822-1863)
Lydia Lovina Obriham Beebe (1833-1907)
Edwin C. Obriham (1838-after 1870)
Franklin Wallace Obriham (1840-1911)
Henry Harlow Obriham (1843-1863)

References: U.S. Federal Census, Iowa State Census, U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules 1850-1885, U.S. General Land Office Records, 1776-2015, Land office Osage, Doc. #2880, U.S Pension Roles of 1835, War of 1812 Pension Application Files,1812-1815, Ancestry.com, Find A Grave.

Contributed by Patricia Bollozos


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