Descendants said Henry served in the Mexican War and was in the battle of Serro Gordo. He must have liked the sound of that place so much that when his next child was was born she was named after it.
7/2/1850 Circleville, Pickaway Co, OH was where the census taker found the family, recording Henry Gundy, 33, cooper, with wife Mary, 26, and five children, Matilda, 9, Caroline, 7, Melissa, 6, Sarah, 2, and John, 5 months.
6/17/1860 Green Twp, PO Chillicothe, Ross Co, OH. Having lost his wife and farmed out the children to friends and relatives to care for, Henry, 41, lived alone with Joshua Lee, 46, for company. Both men were day laborers without any property.
Posted at Ancestry.com is:
Tombstone states Henry served in Company A of the 27th Ohio Infantry.
Army Service Pvt. enlisted 7/17/1861 (42 yrs) . Served under Capt. Theodore Sawyer Co. A, 27th Regiment OVI. Discharged 12/31/1863 (45 yrs) at Prospect, Tennesee.
Re-enlisted 1/1/1864 as Pvt. Served under Capt.Charles Chadwick Co. A, 27th Regiment OVI. Discharged 7/11/1865.
Mustered in Camp Chase, Ohio. Important battle: Seige of Savannah, Georgia.
Do you have the answers for the following questions?
1. Were there first husbands for Matilda, Melissa, and Laura? Laura would have been 48 years old when she married Goodman.
2. What were the first names of
Henry died only 4 months after being discharged from the Army. Was his death service related?