Tuesday, February 1, 2011

James Getty

GETTY, JAMES, farmer, Sec. 32; P. O. Louden; was born in Beaver Co., Penn., Aug. 20, 1844; he lived there until 4 years of age; his parents then moved to Allegheny Co., Penn., where they lived four years and then came West to Lyons, Clinton Co., Iowa, in 1851; his home was there until 1867.

He enlisted in the army Oct. 4, 1861, in Co. A., 15th Iowa; he re-enlisted March 1,1864; was wounded at Atlanta, Ga., July 22, 1864; he was taken prisoner and confined in the Andereonville prison until Nov. 20, [1864]; he was mustered out at Columbus, Ohio, Aug. 29, 1865. He came to this county in 1868; owns 120 acres of land. He married Rebecca H. Todd Oct. 17, 1872, a native of Ohio; no family.

SOURCE: The History of Cedar County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, Illinois, 1878, p. 640

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