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    • Jeff Landy

      How much fun could we have with a revolutionary war "battle" with Union Jack's? Captain William "Indian Bill" Hardin (1747-1821). Served as a private in the 3rd Virginia Regt of foot, 1778. He served in KY as well as IL. Revolutionary War Veteran, Pioneer, noted Indian fighter and founder of Hardinsburg, KY. According to his military records, he stood 6'4" and weighed 240 pounds.

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    Jerusha Tanner Stacy (1800-1877). Cooperstown, Otsego County, New York. Married Peletiah Stacy in 1819 at age 18. Together the couple had 12 children, including two sons, Erastus and Edson, who served in the Civil War. Edson died in that conflict. Buried in the Old De Kalb Cemetery in De Kalb, New York.

    Elisha Henry Stacy (1840-1908). Brother of Erastus and Elmer Stacy. Enlisted at age 22 as a Private in the Union Army in Company A, 142nd New York Infantry. Mustered into the Army on this day and discharged for some unknown disability or unsuitability for service.

    Peletiah Stacy (1792-1872). Born in Cooperstown, NY and moved as a child with his family to De Kalb, NY. Married Jerusha Tanner in 1819; the couple had 12 children. Two sons, Erastus and Edson, served in the Union Army and Edson died in the Civil War. He was a strong-willed man of good common sense. He worked as a farmer and was active in his community and gave generously to schools, churches and other public interests.

    Erastus W. Stacy (1834-1896). Older brother of Elmer Stacy. Enlisted at age 27 from DeKalb, NY, in 1862, to serve 3 years in Company A, 142nd NY Infantry in the Civil War. After entering federal service, the 142nd Regiment, New York Infantry was ordered to serve in the defenses of Washington DC. CPL Stacy was promoted to Sergeant on Jan 5, 1865, and then to First Sergeant on May 1, 1865.

    Elmer Edson Stacy (1845-1864). Enlisted in the Union Army during the Civil War, March 1864, in Malone, New York. Enlisted in Company Battery D, New York 1st LA Battery D Light Artillery Battery on September 3, 1864. Wounded in battle at Petersburg, VA. on October 1, 1864, died October 2, 1864.

    Julius and Elizabeth Schule Alberding's home in Malta, De Kalb County, Illinois, 1903.

    Wayne Everett Short (1918-1920). Born to "Lena" Alberding and George Short. He died, along with his Mother and older brother, during the worldwide influenza epidemic.

    Leah Rachel "Lena" Alberding (1878-1920). Born in Illinois, she was 3 when the family moved to Clay County, Nebraska. Married George E. Short in 1898. The couple had 10 children. She died during the great worldwide influenza epidemic , also her children Wayne ( Jan. 20, age 2 ) , and Vigil ( Jan 28, age 12 ) died.

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    Marion Long (1843-1920). Enlisted in the Civil War for the Union from Missouri in 1863 at age 20. Pvt. in Companies, I and F in the 8th Regt., Missouri Calvary. In May, 1864, he was transferred to Co. K, 11th MO Calvary. One of his grandsons asked him if he ever got shot in the war. Marion told him that he was loading his Navy Colt (chained to his belt) and was holding the reins of his horse in his mouth and a sharpshooter shot the reins out of his mouth, but did not hit him or his horse.

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    Hugh McKay in 1913 (1909-1975).

    John Perry (1604-1674). Born in London. At age 17, his father died in 1621. Shortly after his father's death, he worked as a clothier apprentice for 7 years and belonged to the Cloth Worker's Guild. He seems to have been a weaver all his life. In 1626 he married Johanna Holland; they had 3 children. After the Great Fire of London in 1666, Perry and his family emigrated to the colony of Massachusetts, where his brother-in-law lived. He died in 1674 at the age of 70. Perry family line.

    Elmer Oris Wilson (1908-1994). Youngest child of Claude and Ada Wilson. Born in California, but lived his life in Oregon. Married Opal Whittenbarger in 1931. Died in Oregon at the age of 85. Buried at the Memory Gardens Memorial Park in Medford, Oregon. McKay family line.