Monday, February 4, 2008

Joseph Wry

Private, Company F, 6th Iowa Infantry

The son of Henly Wry who, before 1820, removed from North Carolina first to Indiana, from there to Illinois and finaly to Greenbay Township, Clarke County, Iowa where he was enumerated in the 1856 Iowa State Census. His son, Joseph Wry, was born about 1831 in Indiana.

Joseph Wry, a resident of Osceola, Clarke County, Iowa, was 30 years old when on September 1, 1862 he enlisted in Company F of the 6th Iowa Infantry. He mustered into national service on September 9, 1862. He was wounded in the hip during skirmishes near Jackson Mississippi on July 10 & 11, 1863 and was mustered out July 16, 1864 due to the expiration of his term of service.

He married Rosetta Hart on November 11, 1854 in Clarke County, Iowa. She was the daughter of Alexander & Rachel (Bird) Hart, and was born in October,1835 in New Jersey. She died in 1910 in Beloit, Mitchell County, Kansas where she is buried in Elmwood Cemetery. To their union were born eight children: Alex H., Sarah E.,George W., Phebe, Charles, Flora, Della & James Wry

Joseph Wry died after 1885 and is buried inMaple Hill Cemetery, Osceola, Clarke County, Iowa. His son, George W. Wry is buried beside him.

Sources: “From F. B. Johnson, of the Iowa 6th,” published in The Union Sentinel, Osceola, Iowa, 1 AUG 1863; Roster and Record of Iowa Soldiers in the War of the Rebellion, Volume 1, p. 905; Clarke County, Iowa Cemeteries, Volume 1 Maple Hill, p. 48; Clarke County, Iowa Early Marriages 1852-1873, p. 26; 1856 Iowa State Census for Greenbay Township, Clarke County, Iowa; 1880 Federal Census for Greenbay Township, Clarke County, Iowa; Gedcom file of Timothy Irwin at;

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Joseph's Father was named Henley,not Henry.See the following