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as the "town" of Washington, but changed to Fayette in 1808 —
is not known, but it was probably about 1804, as his name still
appears on the assessment list as late as /\pril, 1803, as the tenant
of 270 acres of land owned by James Hammond, in Turbot Town-
ship, Northumberland County, Penn'a, and according to the
Lilley family Bible his daughter Susan was born in Northumber-
land County October 29, 1803. As his son John was born in
Fayette, Nov. 3, 1805, he must have migrated at some intervening
date. With his wife and three little children, George, Jacob and
Susan, the eldest but six years old, he must, therefore, sometime
during the interval mentioned, probably in the spring of 1804,
have left Turbot Township to seek his fortune in the still newer
and wilder territory that had so lately belonged to the once pow-
erful and troublesome Iroquois. It would be a pleasure to relate
the circumstances of Jacob's migration, to describe the conveyance
with which he traveled and crossed the streams and mountains,
the fellow-settlers with whom he may have journeyed, and say

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how long a time it took him to make the trip, of what his personal
estate consisted, and mention the particulars of the changed con-
ditions under which he hopefully struggled to make a home of his
own in a country so new, but these are all matters that must be
left to the imagination of the kindred who would be pleased to
know. He and his family it is certain had few of the luxuries
that are now regarded as among the necessities of life.

A record found in the ofhce of the Seneca County Clerk shows
that on the i8th day of May, 1808, he had entered into an agree-
ment for the purchase of 168 acres of land in the town of Fayette,
said land being part of what is described as Lot 40 in the Military
Tract, and that on the 21st day of August, 181 7, four years after
his decease, a deed for the land was made by IMary Vredenbaugh
and Charles Burnett to his eight children, as "heirs of Jacob Garn-
art, late of Fayette, deceased." Whether he occupied this tract
as tenant prior to the agreement, or lived on other land in the
vicinity during the four years he had already been in Fayette, is
also now but a matter of conjecture.

But the struggle of life did not last long for him, as not more
than nine years elapsed after he arrived in the new land of
promise, when he was called away to the silent land whither we all
go, and where the weary all find rest. His first wife — Anna
Maria Kramer — preceded him to the world unseen but a few
months after the birth of their daughter Clarissa, Aug. 10, 1809,
and when the firstborn of their six children was barely twelve
years of age, a bereavement and loss of counsel and companion-
ship that no one without the same mournful experience can fully
realize. In 181 1 he married Miss Mary Shetterly, with whom he
had two daughters, and near the close of 1813, but several months
before the birth of Anna Maria Elizabeth, the second of the two
daughters, and when he was himself probably yet under forty
years of age, he was cut down and gathered by the Great Reaper
who sooner or later claims every one formed of clay. His issue
and descendants so far as I have been able to obtain the names
and records :

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I. GEORGE^, b. about 1798, in Northumberland County,
Pa. Little is remembered respecting him. He was, as just
stated, a mere lad at his father's death. It is said that in later
years he became addicted to intemperate and improvident habits,
and that finally, when old and feeble, in January, 1871, found an
asylum in the Seneca County Poor House. He died April 20,
1878, aged 80, occupation laboror, and, according to the record of
the superintendent, was a widower — but of his having been mar-
ried no one seems to have any knowledge, and the statement is a
matter of doubt. One who used to see him sometimes in his bet-
ter days says he was then single, and "a good-hearted and indus-
trious man," and thinks that loss of property, and possibly domes-
tic infelicity, if true that he was married when old, mdy have
caused him to add to his trouble by vainly trying to "drown grief
in the intoxicating bowl." How liable, and in how many ways,
we poor mortals one and all are to err. Brother ! are you a sajnt,
and worthy of being enrolled among the list of thfe saints ? "Why
beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brothers eye, but consid-
erest not the beam that is in>thine own?"

H. JACOB GARNET3, b. Feb. 25, 1800; m. first, Anna
Margaret Frantz, of Seneca County, N. Y., April 13, 1819, and
second, Margaret Bolander, of the same county, June 22, 1848.
Anna d. May 28, 1847; Margaret d. Dec. 13, 1854, and Jacob d.
April 5, 1859. A citizen of Fayette, not related, but who knew
him well, says the inscription on his tombstone, "An honest man
is the noblest work of God," is a well deserved panegyric. He
was a provident and industrious farmer, in good circumstances,
an honored and influential citizen, of whom many favorable
things might be said. He had ten children by his first wife and
two by his second, and his descendants are :

I. John Garnet*, b. Dec. 4, 1819; m. Eliza Frantz, of
Fayette^; d. Aug. 30, 1882; r. at death, Fayette. Had
three children :

i. Millard Fillmore G}, b. July 23, 1851 ; m. Alida Mc-
Duffee, of Varick, Sept. 9, 1870; r. MacDougal, N. Y.
One child : Clinton Leslie G.^ b. Nov. 24, 1886.

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a. Sophie^, b. March 17, 1853 ; m. Frank Yost, of Fayette^;
P. O. Waterloo, N. Y. One daughter: Luella'^'^.

Hi. Laura Elizabeth^, b. Nov. 19, 1855 ; m. first C. M.
Schott, December, 1874; second, Stephen Rogers^ ; r.
Waterloo. One son : Wilbur Schott^^

2. Daniel Garnet"*, b. May 26, 1821 ; m. Catharine Youngx;
r. Fayette. He d. Sept. 24, 1902. Three children :

/. JoscpJf\ b: Sept., 7, 1846.

//. Susan^, b. June 11, 1848; m. Peter J. Stahl, of Fayette,
Oct. 14, 1869. Three children :

a. Lyman P.^, h. April 30, 1870; m. Grace Ireland, Decem-

ber, 1895. n. c.

b. Bertha'^, b. May 19, 1873 ; m. George Buckley, of Va-
rickx. One child: Etha'^, b. July 16, 1900.

c. Herman A.^, b. Oct. 7, 1874.

Hi. Clarissa^, h. Dec. 12, 1850; m. Henry Stahl, of Fay-
ette^. Six children :

a. Luel J.^, b. Nov. 17, 1869; unm.

b. Jessie^, b. Jan. 3, 1871 ; m. Cornelius Paine, of Water-

loo^. Four children : Leura"^, Myron"^, Lewis^, Ruth^.

c. Frank H.^, b. June 15, 1872; m. Sarah Kennedy, of

Seneca Falls, March, 1900. One child: Beatrice^x,

d. Loretta^. b. Dec. S, 1873 ; m. Lyman Leonard, of De-
troit, Mich. One son : Byram'^x,

e. Melvin^, b. Sept. 28, 1875.

f. Ray^ h. Jan. 8, 1891.

3. George Garnet*, b. May 19, 1823 ; m. Elizabeth Young, of

Fayette'^. He d. in Varick, March 5, 1890. Had three

children :

i. Frank^, b. INIarch 30, 1863 ; unm.

a. Frederick^, b. March 9, 1870; d. Oct. 17, 1884.

Hi. Siisie^, h. April 29, 1872; m. Oscar Bachman ; P. O.
Waterloo, N. Y. Six children : William G.^ b. Nov.
5, 1890; Anna6, b. Dec. 18, 1891 ; Pearl E.s, b. Oct. 28,
1892; Francis M.^, b. Oct. 13, 1894; Lena B.^, b. May
24, 1896; Wellington E.^, b. Aug. 14, 1899.

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4. Jacob Garnet^ b. March 31, 1825; m. Mary Snyder, of
Lockport, N. Y., Nov. 9, 1848. He d. at Lockport, March
7, 1900. Had three children :

i. Edivin Lewellyn^, b. March 10, 1849; m. Lucy Pred-
more, Nov. 18, 1883; r. Horton, Olmstead County,
Minn ; o. farmer. Three children : Ralph Lewellyn^,
b. June 28, 1886; Grace^, b. July 5, 1894; Edson Pred-
niore^, b. March 30, 1896.

a. Clara Edna^, b. Feb. i, 1861 ; m. Lyman Franklin
Ernest, Jan. 5, 1887; P. O. Gasport, N. Y. One
child: Eva Belled, b. June 18, 1889.

Hi. Clarence Edsoii^, b. Feb. i, 1861. Twin brother of
Clara. Fie d. June i6,'i90i.

5. Philip Garnett"^, b. Jan. 3, 1827; m. first, Elizabeth Will-

onerx; she died in 1861 ; second, Mrs. Margaret Reed
Laub, Dec. 5, 1870; r. McDougal, Seneca County, N. Y.
Was a cooper by occupation in early life, but later became
a farmer. Has for some years been elder in the Reformed
Church at Fayette.

Philip enlisted under the Old Flag on the 5th of August,
1862, and joined Co. I, 126th Regiment, N. Y. Vol. Infantry, and
was present in the battles of Harper's Ferry, Gettysburg, Auburn
Ford, Bristow Station, Wilderness, Po River, Spottsylvania,
Mine Run, Morton's Ford, Petersburg, and, if he had not been
disabled at the latter place, would a few days later have witnessed
the closing scene of the War of the Rebellion, when Gen. Lee,
to avoid "further effusion of blood," wisely accepted Gen.
Grant's kind invitation and liberal terms to surrender.

At Gettysburg, Philip's regiment was in the Third Brigade,
Third Division, of the famous Second Army Corps, under "The
Superb" Major General Winfield S. Hancock, and was in the
thickest of the terrible fighting on the second and third days of
that memorable and decisive battle. It was the Second Corps
that received and repulsed the shock of Pickett's fearful charge
in the afternoon of the third day, than which a more determined
assault no army perhaps ever made and none ever more valiantly
withstood. The Third Brigade was in the front line of battle,
the men resting and waiting on their knees, while the defiant and


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confident Confederates under Pickett, Kemper, Pettigrew,
Archer, Davis, Armistead, and other fearless leaders, whose
valor should have graced a better cause, came boldly, with bay-
oneted muskets, across the plain from the foot of Seminary Ridge
to fight and to win or perish. But the men they were confront-
ing were just as brave and determined, and when the assaulting
columns had advanced close to the kneeling line, showing their
firm set faces and fire-flashing eyes, the Boys in Blue rose to
their feet and gave them a death-dealing volley. But the check
thus given to the impetuous foe was only for an instant. Terri-
ble ! terrible ! was the crash of arms and slaughter that now for
some moments followed." Death and destruction did their awful
work all along the line. The appalling scene can not be ade-
quately described — and with Philip we are glad to turn away
from its contemplation. But thank Heaven ! a great victory was
won by the defenders of Freedom and Humanity, and the world
forever has' reason to rejoice.

On the evening of that fateful day, when the ground was
thickly covered with the wounded, the dead and the dying, Philip
was among the detailed to look after and help the wounded.
Finding a dying comrade, whom he had long known and es-
teemed, and who belonged to his own company, he remained with
and did all he could for the sufferer until he died, at midnight,
and then, worn out himself with the days of hard marching to
reach the field of battle and by the strain that immediately fol-
lowed, he lay down by the side of his dead friend, under the same
blanket, and slept soundly until the first rays of morning enabled
him to begin again the search for the wounded. What a sad and
extraordinary celebration was this in comntemoration of the
Fourth of July ! But never was there one more heroic and
heartfelt since the first Day of Independence. Some idea of the
fierceness and havoc of the struggle, and of the sanguinary part
in which it was Philip's fate to share, may be formed when it is
considered that of the Third Brigade alone 139 men and oflicers
were killed, 542 were wounded, and 33 men were captured, mak-
ing a total loss of 714, or 137 more than the combined casualties

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of the other two brigades of the Third Division of Hancock's
Corps. It was in this battle that, as history now declares, that
the "backbone" of the great slaveholders' rebellion was broken,
but it was at a fearful cost, and, as Philip's further active partici-
pation reminds us, there were many terrific and costly encounters
before the final victory at Appomattox, and Johnston's surrender
at Durham's Station.

After Gettysburg Philip shared in all the important engage-
ments with the Second Corps, in what is known in history as the
Wilderness campaign, such as the battles of the Wilderness,
Spottsylvania Court House, Mine Run, Po River, and a succes-
sion of fierce conflicts that, until the end of the "cruel war," al-
most daily occurred. It was during this active campaign that
the intrepid Grant made his famous comment in one of his dis-
patches to the Secretary of War : "I propose to fight it out on
this line, if it takes all summer." It would require too much of
our limited space to give a detailed account of Philip's part and
recollections of this eventful period of the great conflict, as it will
be necessary also to refer to the military service of many others
of the descendants of Heinrich Gernhardt who enlisted in the
hallowed cause of the Union and human freedom. Philip prob-
ably nevei dreamed that while he was at the front hearing the
"red-mouthed cannon's peal," and during the many wearisome
marches and countermarches, when the contending armies were
moving to embarrass and circumvent each other, to win the ad-
vantage of position, so important often in determining the issue
of a battle, that there were others on duty near him, in the same
marches and in the same battles, through whose loyal hearts the
same blood of his ancestors, Heinrich and Rosine, was then pul-
sating. How little we, one and all, know of what is constantly
transpiring around us in the great world in which we live and
strive and muse and die. Philip returned to his home with the
marks of merciless war on his person. He was twice painfully
wounded : first, by a ball striking his left leg below the knee, while
he was going on the picket line at Spottsylvania, one of the hard-
est fought battles of the war, where the brunt of Lee's desperate

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but unsuccessful effort to regain the position he had lost was
again sustained by Hancock's Corps ; and the next time he was
more dangerously wounded by a bullet striking his gun and burst-
ing it, and causing a breast injury that took him to Mansion
House Hospital, at Alexandria, and terminated his usefulness in
helping to crush the Rebellion. He was honorably discharged
when his regiment was mustered out, and now receives a pension
of $14 a month. Had children :

i. Sarah Elisabeth^, b. Nov. 10, 1852; m. Jacob W. Stahl,
Dec. 26, 1871 ; r. Seneca Falls, . N. Y. One child:
Gertrude May^, b. May 8, 1879. Gertrude m. Frank
Kennedy, Oct. 19, 1898, and has one child : Frances
Earl'^, b. Dec. 23, 1900.

a. Martin^, b. Nov. 28, i860; m. Nina Saeger, Nov. 9,
1882; r. West Fayette. Three children: Nancy^, b.
Sept. 3, 1885; Nettie^, b. April 7, 1887; Eliza^, b. July
31, 1888.

Hi. Charles E.^, b. Feb. 7, 1872 ; m. Miss Sarah Hornbeck,
July 25, 1896; r. Ovid, N. Y. Is the editor and pro-
prietor of the Ovid Ga::ette and Independent, a flour-
ishing weekly journal having 1,200 subscribers. Is
also President of the village of Ovid. He and wife are
members of the Presbyterian Church.

iv. Anna PearP, b. Feb. 4, 1877; n^- Charles A. Johnston,
a prosperous farmer residing near Ovid, Dec. 24, 1896.

6. William Garnet^, b. April 22, 1829; m. Martha Cook,
Oct. 17, 1855; r. Fayette. One child: Hattie^. b. i860;
m.x Reed, of Ontario County, N. Y.

7. Maria Garnet*, b. Aug. 2, 183 1 ; m. Jacob Young, March

14, 1861. He d. Nov. 27, 1898. She d.x Had three

children :

i. Eliza Jane^, b. Feb. 12, 1865 ; m. Alonzo Stahl, of Var-

ick, Jan. 31, 1883. Two children: George E.^, b. May

24, 1893; Mary^, b. Sept. i, 1895.

a. Edzvard C?, b. July 5, 1867; m. Cora Litzenberger ;

n. c.
Hi. Henry E.^, b. March 28, 1869 ; m. Rosa Kuney, of

Favette; n. c.

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8. Harriet Esther Garnet^, b. Sept. 6, 1833 ; m. Noah Den-
ton, of Varickx. He. d. Jan. 30, 1892. Two daughters : Mar-
garet^ b. March 15, 1862; d. Nov. 30, 1899. Had five
children^: Elda^, b. Nov. 23, 1863; m. Edward Kunlyx.
She d. June 23, 1883.

9. Margaret Garnet^, b. Nov. 4, 1835 ; m. Orville Easton,

March 26, 1856; r. Watertown, Mich. Eight children:

i. Jacob Clinton Easton^, b. Feb. 14, 1858; m. Mary V,
Rowland, Feb. 16, 1881 ; r. Grand Ledge, Mich. One
child: Flora^, b. July 9, 1895.

a. Susan Belle Easton^, b. Oct. 17, 1861 ; m. Frank S.
King, Sept. 28, 1881 ; r. Watertown, Mich. Two chil-
dren : Josie Myrl K.^, b. Nov. 11, 1886; Pearl King*',
b. Sept. 4, 1899.

Hi. Josephine Easton^, b. Oct. 8, 1863 ; m. Marion A. Day-
ton, Oct. 8, 1883 ; r. Jackson, Mich. Three daughters :
Bernice^, b. Oct. 12, 1886; Ethel^, b. Oct. 12, 1891 ;
Ivah^x, 1892

iv. Ora May Easton^, b. April 28, 1866 ; m. Glen D. Shad-
duck, Dec. 3, 1891 ; r. Jackson, Mich.

V. Lillic Adell Easton^, b. May 26, 1868; m. Allen Jeck-
ells. May 26, 1895; r. Eagle, Mich. One daughter:
Georgia^, b. Feb. 21, 1897.

z'i. Frank Wesley Easton^, h. April 9, 1870.

z'ii. Charles Henry Easton^, h. Dec. 9, 1872 ; m. Lura
Elwood, Jan. 8, 1902.

z'iii. Walter Earl Easton^, b. INIarch 30, 1875 ; m. Nellie
Whitlock, June 4, 1902.

10. Henry Garnet*, b. April 5, 1838; m. Laura J. Schram,
Sept. 19, i860; r. Willoughby, O. One daughter: Hattie^,

b. Sept. 23, 1861 ; m. Edward KidWard, March, 1879. ^^
d. in 1882. One son: Raymond K.^, b. 1881 ; d. 1902.

11. Francis A. Garnet*, b. Nov. 21, 1850; m. Monroe Schaf-
fer, of Lehigh County, Pa., March 4, 1869; r. Fayette.
Two sons: Frederick M.^ b. Dec. 28, 1875; m. Ida
Kuney, Dec. 7, 1899; LeRoy C.^ b. Nov. 14, 1887.

12. Frederick Garnet*, b. May 14, 1854; d. March 10,

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III. SUSANNAH GARNET3, ^ Qct. 29, 1803 ; m. Jacob
Lilley, March 31, 1825; r. Willoughby, O. She d. April 21,
1 85 1. Had eleven children :

1. Sarah Lilley^, b. Jan. 8, 1826; m. first, Lewis Billson,
Nov. 30, 1848; second, David Arnold, March 10, 1853.
She d. April i, 1901. Had six children:

/. George L. Billson^, b. Jan. 16, 1850X
//'. Sarali Ann Arnold^, b. Jan. 5, 1854^.
/;/. David L. Arnold^, b. May 15, 1856X

iv. Frank Arnold^, h. May 20, 1858; m. Loella Lockwood,
March 20, 1883; r. Perry, Ohio. One child: Lena^
b. Jan. 9, 1888.

c'. Charles IV. Arnold^ b. May i,.i86o,
z'i. Clara J. ArnohV", b. Oct. 22, 1862.

2. Susanna Lilley*, b. Feb. 13, 1828; m. Joseph Philpot,
Jan. 6, 1853. She d. Dec. 14, 1899, and is buried in East
Cleveland Cemetery. Last r. Willoughby, O. Had five
children :

i. Florenee T.°, b. April i, 1855; m. William Clark, Aug.
I, 1875; r. Willoughby, O. Five children:

a. Everett^, h. June 16, 1876; d. April 25, 1877.

b. Elmer J.^, h. March 20, 1878 ; m. Elgie O'Brien, June

I, 1900. Two children: Glenn William'^, b. Feb. 24,
1901 ; Oland'^, b. July 4, 1902.

c. Agnes*^, b. Sept. 3, 1880; m. Burney Lindley, May 22,


d. Cora A.^, b. Jan. 31, 1884.

e. Lena M.^, b. Aug. 17, 1888.

a. Orra S. L.^, h. Sept. 12, 1856; m. first, William Dowen,
Nov. 8, 1878; r. near Willoughby, O. He d. Sept. 5,
1881 ; m. second, Perry Moore, Oct. 13, 1883. Had
nine children :

a. J. Ford Dozven^, b. Sept. 10, 1879.

b. IV. Earl Dozven\ b. Nov. 3, 1880.
e. Elva Rose Moore^, b. Aug. 9, 1884.

d. Lnla Belief b. March 2, 1886.

e. Egtna May\ b. April 28, 1887.

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J. Hyram Pcrry^, b. March 22, 1889.
g. Nettie Hascl^,h. May 14, 1893.

^' !^"'^ ?V I twins, b. April 28, 1896.
I. Ross G.^, ) ^ V ^ y

Hi. George L.°, b. Feb. 27, 1858 ; m. Elizabeth Rush, Dec.

25, 1883; r. Grand Rapids, Mich.
iv. Jennie C. L.^, b. Dec. 28, 1859; m. Henry Kitchen, July

6, 1879; r- "6^''' Willoughby, O. Five children:
a. James Everett^, b. Sept. 29, 1880.
h. Harry Joseph^, b. May 12, 1883.

c. Susie Lillian^, b. Nov. 7, 1889.

d. Ruth Madeline^, b. Sept. 2, 1895.

e. Evalia BcUc^, b. Feb. 17, 1899.

V. Lillie J. L.5, b. June 21, 1867; m. Frederick Covert,
Feb. 19, 1885; r. Willoughby, O. One son: Herold
D.6, b. Aug. 14, 1899.

Mary Lilley*, b. Oct. 10, 1829; m. William Palmer, Oct.
I, 1852. She d. Dec. 17, 1890. He d. Jan. 30, 1896.
Both are buried at Euclid, O. Had four children :

i. Francis L. P.^, b. Nov. i, 1853; m. Miss Mattie Stock-
well, April 20, 1875. Five children: Maud V. P.^ b.
Feb. 4, 1877; Mabel G. P.^, b. Aug. 14, 1881 ; Minnie
L. P.6, b. Aug. 19, 1883 ; Myrtle P.^, b. July 27, 1885 ;
Martha P.^, b. July 15, 1887 ; m. second, to Cora Paige,
Sept. 25, 1888. Two children: Ray G. P.^, b. Feb. 4,
1892; Harry L. P.^, b. March 28, 1900.

a. Clara Antonette P.^, b, March 14, 1856 ; m. Clark W .
Gillette, Oct. 26, 1882; r. Willoughby, O. Five chil-
dren: Palmer H. G.^, b. Aug. 26, ' 1883 ; Julia H.
G.6, b. Aug. 21, 1885; Wade C. G.^, b. Nov. 5, 1886;
Mary L. G.^, b. June 15, 1890; Doris ^label G.^, b.
June 17, 1892.

Hi. Lizzie Bell P.^, h. June 7, 1858; m. first, James C.
Maxwell, Nov. 20, 1879 ; second, Charles Whiting,
Dec. 4, 1895 ; r. Mayfield Center, O. n. c.

iv. Charles Gifford Palmer^, b. Dec. 3. 1864; m. Isadore
Usher, Feb. 25, 1891 ; r. Euclid, O. Two children:
Herold Estcourt P.^, b. June 16, 1891 ; Mildred Flor-
ence P.^ b. Oct. 16, 1899.

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4. John W. Lilley^ b. ]\Iay 28, 183 1 ; m. Clarissa Smith, in
1854. One child : Birdie B. L.s, b.x.

5 Jacob Lilley*, b. April 29, 1833 ; m. Ann Griswold^.

6. Charles Peter Lilley^, b. June 2, 1835 ; m. Amelia Ames,
July 8, 1855 ; r. Willoughby, O.

Enlisted Sept. 3, 1864, in Co. B of the 177th Ohio Vol. Infan-
try, 1st Brig., 2d Div., 23d Army Corps, and served until June 20,
1865, when he was mustered out with his regiment. When the
Confederate General Hood with his formidable army moved
against General Thomas at Nashville, in December, 1864, our
kinsman, C. P. L., writes me that he was with General Milroy at
Murfreesboro, and that when the great battle at the Tennessee
metropolis was fought he heard the booming of the heavy guns
for several days. But he was also destined to have a hand in
some of the fighting of that memorable campaign. Hood sent
his cavalry under Forrest around to seize the Union position at
Murfreesboro and destroy the railroad leading to Nashville.
Milroy had notice that Forrest was coming to attack him with
8,000 men, and felt quite ready to receive him with his own force
of 5,000. In the evening, when Forrest arrived he sent a flag of
truce to Milroy and demanded him to surrender. The undis-
mayed Milroy quickly and curtly replied, says C. P. L., "I will
fight you till hell freezes over, and then will fight you on the ice."
The next morning, when Forrest opened the ball by driving in the
Union pickets and was moving to attack, he was himself unex-
pectedly attacked by Milroy and with such fury and vigor that
he was driven back in defeat, with a loss of more than four hun-
dred men. Lilley's regiment lost four men during the day. For-
rest left his dead and wounded on the field. He hurried away to
join Hood at Columbia, to serve as his rear guard, as the latter
was now in flight toward Alabama, after wasting his strength in
a vain effort to drive Thomas out of Nashville. Lilley was with
his regiment several months longer, sharing its "stern alarums and
dreadful marches," when he was attacked with rheumatism, and
laid up in the hospital at Wilmington, N. C, until the close of the
war. His family:

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i. Charles H.^, b. Nov. 12, 1856; m. Susan T. Richardson,
May 24, 1885 ; r. Fort Worth, Texas ; o. dealer in flour,
feed, coal, etc. One son: Henry Charles^, b. Dec. 12,

M. Edward^, b. Dec. 14, 1858; M. Florence Whitcomb ; r.
California. Two sons : Guy^ and Walter^.

Hi. Edith^, h. Nov. 12, 1861 ; d. July 24, 1865.

iv. Clifton^, b. April 20, 1863 ; d. Aug. 2, 1865.

V. Maggie^, h. March 26, 1865 ; m. Frank Douglass Roper,
1885 ; r. Willoughby, O. Three children : Blanche C.^
b. April 12, 1886; BelleS, b. June i, 1887; Wayne^, b.
June 9, 1 89 1.

vi. Maynard^, b. March 18, 1867; m. Nellie Burke; d.
May 14, 1894. One son: Charles''.

vii. Bcllc^, b. Jan. 3, 1870; d. Nov. 20, 1870.

via. Blanche^, b. Jan. 3, 1870; m. Vernon H. Hungerford,
Oct. 19, 1899; r. Painsville, O.

ix. Mabcl^, b. May 19, 1874; m. Clayton L. Baldwin, Oct.
14, 1892 ; r. Cleveland, O.

X. Eugene^, b. July 26, 1877 ; m. Catharine Murphy, Nov. 9,
1900; r. Willoughby, O.

xi. Clifford^, b. May 8, 1879.

Daniel Lilley^, b. Aug. 2, 1837; m. first, Sulvia Pike, Oct.
6, 1859; she d. April 21, 1893; m. second, Thresa Brett,
Oct. 6, 1895 ; r. Willoughby, O. Five children :

i. Lydia^, h. Aug. 20, i860; d. Nov. 3, 1880.

a. Frank^, h. April 20, 1862; d. May 11, 1862.

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