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1 pointI'll take a look for Cyrus tonight. According to the NARA website, three of my requests are awaiting shipment, so Cyrus' records are soon to be in the mail. Bruce
1 pointBruce Just happened upon a most amazing set of two documents (while researching information for my previous post to WI16thJim.) The obituaries for the entire State of Ohio, in brief abstract form, covering Dec 1861-31 Dec 1862 and 1 Jan 1863-20 June 1863. At sites hosted by USGenWeb Archives. Disappointingly, I did not happen upon Cyrus Ballard during my first run through, but I will look more closely, next time. Collected from the newspaper The Religious Telescope of Dayton, Ohio. <files.usgwarchives.net/oh/newspapers/telescope/1862/ob-locale.txt> <files.usgwarchives.net/oh/newspapers/telescope/1863/obits.txt> Hope your eyesight is better than mine... Ozzy
1 pointBruce Just thought I'd bring you up to date on the two Sergeant Bennetts of the 54th OVI, and Private Charles Bennett of the 95th OVI. SGT Charles K. Bennett (1833-1897) lived in Cincinnati before joining the 54th Ohio. No known immediate connection to the Bennetts of Pickaway or Franklin counties, therefore not a direct member of the family, (Buried Dayton National Cemetery, Find-a-grave record #354652 SGT Thomas C. Bennett (1840-1902) born in Camden, Preble, Ohio to Nelson and Margaret Musgrove Bennett. After service with the 54th Ohio, married Lizzy Chadwick in 1870 and moved to Kansas. Died on his farm near Delphos, Kansas and was buried in Delphos Cemetery, Find-a-grave #9907497. Tracked him to his grandfather, William Bennett. At best, a third cousin, and not a direct member of the family. PVT Charles Bennett (1828-1873) was born in Pickaway County, and married Sarah (Geddes?) there about 1849. Had children John, Franklin, Mary and Lena before joining the 95th Ohio, Co. C in 1862. Wounded at Richmond, Kentucky, Discharged at completion of service, October 1864. Although I can find nothing concrete, the compelling coincidences are these: resided in Pickaway County, three houses away from Thornton and Susannah Ballard, at time of 1860 census moved to Jackson Township, Franklin County and lived near Cyrus and Henrietta Ballard In the Ohio Draft Registration, 1863, his name appears on page 36 of 725: the same page as Cyrus Ballard, four lines awayI believe Charles Bennett to be a brother, or nephew, of Elizabeth and Susannah Bennett. He is buried in Concord Cemetery, Grove City, Franklin, Ohio. Find-a-grave record #13265668 For the purpose of finding Cyrus Ballard's grave, the Bennett trail has reached a dead end. Will be concentrating on other records. Ozzy