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Charles Edwin 'Edward' Foy 

Charles Edwin 'Edward' Foy[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7]

Male 1844 - 1918

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  • Birth  28 Jan 1844  Hancock County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 8, 9
    • BD: 1845 based on civil war record.
    Gender  Male 
    Also Known As  'Edward' or 'Edgar' 
    Height  5' 10'  [10
    Hair Color  Light  [10
    Eye Color  Blue  [10
    Residence  1848  Warsaw, Hancock County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Residence  1850  Prophetstown Township, Whiteside County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 12
    Residence  1860  Prophetstown Township, Whiteside County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Residence  1870  Prophetstown Township, Whiteside County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    Purchased  1874  section 18, T5N R9W, Little Blue Township, Adams County, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    Residence  1880  Little Blue, Adams County, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  [16
    Residence  1885  Little Blue, Adams County, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 17
    • 590 acres
    Residence  Abt 1890  Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence  Abt 1896  west of Cushing, Payne County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  [18
    Residence  1900  Cimarron Township, Payne County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  [19
    Residence  1910  Cleveland Avenue, Cushing, Payne County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Rented house
    Occupation  Farmer and stock raiser. 
    Local History  The early 1890's in Nebraska were difficult times, not only from an economic perspective (bank closures, depression), but also from the environment, with record temps and extended droughts. A number of families were forced to leave and startagain. http://www.rootsweb.com/~neadams/drought1894.htm Page 3 - '..1890, the bankers in Hastings [Nebraska], Sam Pratt and William McKinstry, foreclosed on all of the property. With no feed for the cattle, Charles was stymied and lost everything he had worked for in sicteen years. A Sheriff's salewas held... A short time later, a child was born without hands, another tragedy, but the saddest of all memories was the loss of his wife and the baby.' Hancock County created in 1825. US Census: 1830-1880 County Seat: Carthage 62321Whiteside County created 1836. US Census 1840-1880 County Seat: Morrison 61270  [18, 20
    Military  1863, January 1, at 19, he joined the Union army and was a member of company B. in the 34th Illinois infantry. He served to the end of the war. Was with Sherman in the Atlanta campaign on the march to the sea. injured his leg in his march with Sherman troops to Atlanta, spent 2 weeks in the hospital and was released when the war ended. He was average build, talked real fast and had a quick but not violent temper. He never swore but his by word wasGuldermit. Civil War Muster Rolls: He served under the Union flag. Went in as a private and left as Private. National Archives Microfilm Box, Roll, and Record - 000539, 0030, 00001939 Served in the Civil War, company 'B' 34th Illinois infantry - FOY, Charles E. Recruit Prophetstown Feb 28, 1864 Vet. rec't M. O. July 12, 1865ILLinOIS CIVIL WAR DETAIL REPORTName FOY, CHARLES E Rank PVT Company B Unit 34 Illinois US inF Personal Characteristics Residence PROPHETSTOWN, WHITESIDE county, Illinois Age 19 Height 5' 10 Hair LIGHT Eyes BLUE Complexion SANDY Marital Status N/A Occupation FARMER Nativity Illinois Service Record Joined When FEB 2, 1864 Joined Where PROPHETSTOWN, Illinois Joined By Whom CPT PARROTT Period 3 YRS Muster in FEB 28, 1864 Muster in Where DIXON, Illinois Muster in By Whom N/A Muster Out JUL 12, 1865 Muster Out Where LOUISVILLE, Kentucky Muster Out By Whom CPT PAPST Remarks VETERAN RECRUIT Ancestry.com34th infantry Regiment ILDate Mustered: 12 July 1865Regiment Type: infantryEnlisted Died of Disease or Accident: 11Officers Died of Disease or Accident: 129Enlisted Killed or Mortally Wounded: 2Regimental Soldiers and History: List of SoldiersRegimental HistoryIllinoisTHIRTY-FOURTH inFANTRY.(Three years )The Thirty-fourth infantry Illinois Volunteers was organized at Camp Butler, Illinois, September 7, 1861, by Colonel E. N. Kirk. Moved, October 2, to Lexington, Kentucky, and from thence to Louisville and thence to Camp Nevin, Kentucky, where itremained until February 14, 1862. Marched to Bowling Green, and thence, via Nashville, Franklin and Columbia, to Savannah, on the Tennessee River. Arrived at Pittsburg Landing, April 7,1862, and was hotly engaged in that battle, losing MajorLevanway and 15 men killed, and 112 wounded. From thence moved to Corinth, and was engaged on the 29th May, losing one man killed and five wounded. From Corinth moved to Iuka and Florence, Alabama. Crossed the river at that place and moved toAthens, Huntsville and Stevenson, Alabama. Was encamped over a month at Battle Creek. From thence marched, via Pelham, Murfreesboro and Nashville, to Louisville, Kentucky, arriving September 27, 1862. Brigade commanded by Colonel F. M. Stambaugh,Seventy-seventh Pennsylvania Volunteers, General McCook commanding the Division.October 1, 1862, left Louisville for Frankfort. Regiment commanded by Lieutenant Colonel H. W. Bristol, Brigade by Colonel E. N. Kirk, and Division by Brigadier General Still October 4, was engaged in a skirmish at Clayville, Kentucky. FromFrankfort, moved, via Laurensburg, Perryville, Danville, Crab Orchard, Lebanon and Bowling Green, to Nashville. November 27, had a skirmish at Lavergne. Regiment remained in camp five miles southeast of Nashville until December 26, 1862. SecondBrigade, Brigadier General E. N. Kirk commanding; Second Division, Brigadier General Pt. W. Johnson commanding. Right Wing of Fourteenth Army Corps, Major General Alexander McD. McCook commanding.December 27, Right Wing moved toward Triune, the Thirty- fourth in advance, encountered the enemy commanding the approaches to Triune; drove him till noon, when he formed in the town. The nature of the ground preventing the use of the artillery,the infantry was advanced, and after a sharp fight, drove the enemy from the town--the enemy taking his artillery with him. 29th, moved via independence Hill, toward Murfreesboro. 30th, took position as extreme right of Union lines. 31st, theenemy attacked the Regiment in overwhelming force, driving it back on the main line. Following the advantage gained by his infantry, the enemy's cavalry charged the line, and captured many of the Regiment. Loss--killed 21, wounded 93, missing 66.General Kirk was mortally wounded. During the three following days, the Thirty-fourth did guard duty.While at Murfreesboro, the Right Wing, Fourteenth Army Corps, was organized into the Twentieth Army Corps, and Major General McCook assigned to command.June 24,1863 the Twentieth Corps moved by the Shelbyville pike, toward Liberty Gap. On the 25th, the Second Brigade was ordered forward, and advanced across an open cornfield, eighty rods in width, lately plowed and softened by the rains whichfell the day and night before, until the men sunk half way to the knee in mud at every step. Without help, and in the face of a rebel Brigade advantageously posted, they drove the enemy from his position--the Second Arks infantry leaving theirbattle flag on the bill, where they fought in front of the Thirty- fourth. The Regiment losing 3 killed and 26 wounded.Moved, on 26th, via Beech Grove, to Manchester, entering Tullahoma on the morning of July 1.August 7, Colonel A. P. Dysart resigned, leaving the Regiment under command of Lieutenant Colonel Oscar Van Tassell.August 16, moved via Larkin's Valley, to BelleFonte, Alabama. The Thirty fourth was here detailed as Provost Guard. 30th, moved to Caperton's Ferry, on Tennessee River. Here the Regiment was left to guard the pontoon bridge.September 18, moved the boats to Battle Creek.October 20, 1863, moved, under command of Brigadier General J. D. Morgan, to Anderson's Cross Roads, in Sequatchie Valley.November 8, moved to Harrison's Landing, on Tennessee River. November 14, ordered to report to Brigadier General John Beatty, commanding Second Brigade, Second Division, Fourteenth Army Corps, Jeff. C. Davis commanding Division. Arrived atChattanooga 15th, and camped on Moccasin Point.November 28, ordered to join the Brigade on the battle field of Chattanooga. Arrived 11 o'clock P. M. Moved at 1 o'clock A. M. of the 26th, via Chickamauga Station--met the retreating enemy near Graysville, and was engaged about half an hour.November 28, moved back to Chattanooga, where those unable to march were put in camp. The remainder of the Regiment moved on the expedition into East Tennessee as far as London, where the Thirty-fourth was detained to run a grist mill, grindingcorn and wheat for the Division. Returned to Chattanooga, arriving December 19,1863.December 22, the Thirty-fourth was mustered as a veteran organization, and January 8, 1864, started for Springfield, Illinois, for veteran furlough.Received veteran furlough and rendezvoused at Dixon, Illinois. February 28, moved via Chicago, Louisville and Nashville, arriving at Chattanooga March 7, 1864, and moved out to join the Second Brigade, Colonel John G. Mitchell, One Hundred andThirteenth Ohio, commanding, in camp near Roseville, Georgia.Went into camp at Roseville, Ga., March 7, 1864. Assigned to Second Brigade, Second Division, Fourteenth Army Corps. Left Roseville May 5, for Ringgold, arriving same day. May 9, took a prominent part in the engagement at Rocky Face Ridge, inwhich the Regiment had one man killed and ten men wounded.May 14, charged the enemy at Resaca, Ga., crossing an open field in the face of a furious fire of cannister from a battery at close range; drove the enemy from the hill and held it until night. Loss fifty men killed and wounded. May 17, inengagement at Rome, Ga., had eight men wounded.Left Rome May 24, passed through Dallas, Ga., May 26. After skirmishing almost every day arrived at Big Shanty where on June 15, the Regiment charged the enemy who were behind barricades of railroad ties, capturing the works and taking moreprisoners than the Thirty-fourth infantry had men in line. Loss one man killed and seven wounded.On June 27 1864, led the Brigade in the charge on Kenesaw Mountain. After reaching the top of the rebel works, overwhelming numbers compelled them to fall back leaving some of their dead on the enemy's works. in this battle the Regiment had fivekilled and forty wounded. July 3, pursued the enemy through Marietta, Ga., and on to Atlanta; took a prominent part in the sedge of Atlanta, being engaged almost every day in skirmishes of greater or less note, having men killed and wounded almostdaily.September 4, 1864, led the Brigade and Division in the charge on the enemy's works at Jonesboro, Ga., being the first soldiers in the rebel fort taking artillery captured from the Army of Tennessee on July 22, 1864, together with a number ofprisoners. The regiment had about sixty men killed and wounded.September 29, left Atlanta with Second Division, Fourteenth Army Corps for the purpose of driving Forrest from Tennessee; pursued him to Florence, Alabama, driving him across the Tennessee River, after which the Regiment rejoined Sherman's Armysouth of Chattanooga in Northern Alabama. Returned with army to Atlanta and went with Sherman to the Sea, and on the Campaign through the Carolinas. in a light engagement at Averysboro, N. C., on March 16,1865, had three men killed and fivewounded.March 19, 1865, took part in the battle of Bentonville, N. C., in which the Regiment was attacked from both the front and rear but stubbornly held the ground and repulsed the enemy. Loss eight killed and twenty-two wounded.After lying at Goldsboro, N. C., until April 10, left for Raleigh, N. C., reaching there on the 13th, and on the 14th started with the Fourteenth Army Corps for Cape Fear River to intercept General Jos. E. Johnston's retreat. On the 15th, had oneman killed and one wounded by rebel cavalry.After the surrender of Johnston the Regiment went with Sherman's Army to Washington, D. C., and took part in the grand review May 24, 1865.Left Washington June 12. and arrived at Louisville, Kentucky., June 18, where the Regiment was mustered out on July 12, and was discharged and paid at Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, on July 17, 1865.Source: Illinois Adjutant-General's Report, vol. 2, p. 688Battles FoughtFought at Corinth, MS.Fought on 06 April 1862 at Shiloh, Tennessee.Fought on 07 April 1862 at Shiloh, Tennessee.Fought on 20 April 1862 at Paducah, Kentucky.Fought on 29 May 1862 at Corinth, MS.Fought on 30 December 1862 at Stones River, Tennessee.Fought on 31 December 1862 at Stones River, Tennessee.Fought on 10 January 1863 at Stones River, Tennessee.Fought on 26 June 1863.Fought on 14 May 1864 at Resaca, GA.Fought on 15 June 1864 at Kenesaw Mountain, GA.Fought on 24 June 1864 at Dallas, GA.Fought on 27 June 1864 at Kenesaw Mountain, GA.Fought on 27 June 1864 at Marietta, GA.Fought on 01 September 1864 at Jonesboro, GA.Fought on 16 March 1865 at Averysboro, NC.Fought on 19 March 1865 at Bentonville, NC.Fought on 15 April 1865.  [10, 18, 21, 22, 23, 24
    Cause of death  Heart Failure  [25
    Obituary  ObituaryC.E. Foy, who resides on East Broadway in this city [Cushing, Oklahoma], died at 12 oclock on Monday night. Mr. Foy was 74 years of age and his death was caused by heart failure. He was an old and much respected citizen of the community.Transcribed by Brian and Steve Sanders, 7/24/07.  [25
    Died  7 Jan 1918  Cushing, Payne County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  [26, 27, 28, 29
    Buried  13 Jan 1918  Fairlawn Cemetery, Cushing, Payne County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  [26, 27, 28
    • Lot 134, Section 1
    Person ID  I80  Sanders
    Last Modified  30 Jul 2010 

    Father  George W. Foy, Sr.,   b. 29 Aug 1818, Allegany County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 May 1896, North Fork, Barton County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Nancy P. Dickenson,   b. 9 Mar 1822, Greene County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 or 17 Jul 1900, Whiteside County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  30 Apr 1844  Tennessee Township, Hancock County, Illinois - License #827 Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F65  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Adelia 'Delia' A. Arnold,   b. 3 Mar 1848, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Aug 1890, Little Blue Township, Adams County, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  18 Nov 1866  Whiteside County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [30, 31
    • FOY, CHARLES E ARNOLD, ADELIA 11/18/1866 / 00001680 WHITESIDE
    Children 
     1. UNKNOWN Foy
     2. UNKNOWN Foy,   d. 1890
    >3. Charles 'Bub' E. Foy, Jr.,   b. Oct 1869, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jun 1941, Seattle, King County, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location
    >4. Gilbert 'Bert' Foy,   b. 1871, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jul 1925, Seattle, King County, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. George 'Pete' Hubert Foy,   b. 28 Dec 1874, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jul 1947, Seattle, King County, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location
    >6. Edgar 'Ed' Arnold Foy,   b. 25 Oct 1881, Bluehill or Pauline, Adams County, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jan 1954, 925 E. Mexico Ave., Denver, Denver County, Colorado Find all individuals with events at this location
    Documents
    Census Records - Foy
    Census Records - Foy
    Federal and State Census records
    Histories
    The Life of Edgar and Jennie Foy
    The Life of Edgar and Jennie Foy
    This is a book about Irish and German immigrants, who settled in the midwest during the 1800's. Their true story is compelling and rich in detail about the trials and tribulations, the successes and most importantly, the family. Through wars, depressions, disease, tornadoes, fires, crop failure, boom and bust, they lived that quintessential American dream. The search for our past is a never-ending journey, that we all must take, in our own way. It is with pride that I share this story of Edgar and Jennie Foy, my great-grandparents, so that our future generations can know where they came from.
    Family ID  F61  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Anna 'Annie' Parker,   b. 7 Sep 1859, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Mar 1926, 801 E. Broadway, Cushing, Payne County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  1895  Guthrie, Logan County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  [18
    Children 
    >1. g1 Foy
    >2. Hazel Fern Foy,   b. 26 Jul 1896, Green County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jun 1975, Okeene, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F213  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Foy, Charles
    Foy, Charles

    Headstones
    Cemetery - Fairlawn
    Cemetery - Fairlawn
    Cushing, Payne County, Oklahoma
    Status:

  • Sources 
    1. [S1] Edgar, 1880 Census

    2. [S268] 1885 Nebraska State Census.

    3. [S177] 1910 US Federal Census.

    4. [S393] Marriage Certificate - Charles E Jr and Matilda "TIllie" Gordon-Foy.

    5. [S397] Death Certificate - Charles. Foy.

    6. [S400] Death Certificate - George Foy.

    7. [S401] Death Certificate - Gilbert Foy.

    8. [S168] 1850 Whiteside Co, Illinois Census, CENSUS YR: 1850 STATE or TERRITORY: IL COUNTY: Whiteside DIVISION: District 37 REEL NO: M432-132 PAGE NO: 415A - REFERENCE: Enumerated by W. Anderson on October 2, 1850..

    9. [S292] Cemetery - Fairlawn.
      BD: 1844

    10. [S372] Illinois - Civil War Records, An Index Compiled by Fred Delap in cooperation with the Illinois State Archives.

    11. [S223] Obituary - George Foy, (Tampico Tornado).

    12. [S182] 1850 US Federal Census.

    13. [S181] 1860 US Federal Census.

    14. [S180] 1870 US Federal Census.

    15. [S117] Adams County Land Records.

    16. [S179] 1880 US Federal Census.

    17. [S131] Portrait & Biographical Album of Whiteside County, Illinois, (Chicago: Chapman Brothers).
      Pg. 534 - Bio: George Foy

    18. [S4] Edgar Foy & Johanna Weber Family History, Margie A. Wood., (Unpublished).

    19. [S175] 1900 US Federal Census.

    20. [S116] The Drought of 1894, Catherine Renschler.

    21. [S6] Biography - George Foy.

    22. [S7] Civil War - Muster Rolls.

    23. [S121] Regarding family history of Foy's, Verona Foy McKenzie.

    24. [S148] Company "B" 34th Illinois Infantry.

    25. [S239] The Cushing Weekly Citizen.

    26. [S10] Cemetery - Oklahoma.

    27. [S39] Oklahoma.

    28. [S240] Record of Funeral - Foy_Charles.

    29. [S292] Cemetery - Fairlawn.

    30. [S5] Foy Family Data in US.

    31. [S107] Marriage - Illinois Marriage Index.