Van Gundy Family Tree

Notes for Jacob VAN GUNDY

Descendants said Jacob and Rebecca had 5 children but probably meant living children. Census records say he was a bootmaker.

Residences & events in his life:

11/6/1861 Chilicothe, Ross Co, OH. He enlisted for a 3 year stint in the Civil War with Co I of the OH Vols which mustered at Camp Logan with Louis A Burkett as commanding officer. He was in the battles of McDowell, Cross Keys, Cedar Mts, Freeman Ford, the second battle at Bull Run, Chancellorsville, and finally Gettysburg where he was wounded. The wound supposedly contributed to his death years later.

4/18/1864 Baltimore, MD was where he received his discharge on disability. Some family traditions say that he lost a leg.

6/9/1870 Huntington Twp, PO Chillicothe, Ross Co, OH. Having married, he lived next door to his parents at census time. He was 29 years old, a farm laborer with property worth $400/200. Rebecca J was 21 and they had 1 little girl, Eliza C, 1.

6/7/1880 Same place. By the next census they had moved down the road a few doors where Jacob was listed as a 39 year old farmer, Rebeca was 29. The family had grown to include daughter Linsey, 10, sons Gorge, 8, and Henry, 6, and little Maria, 2. Neighbors were Davis families.

Cemetery records say he died 11/1/1880.

Jacob's gravestone says " 73rd Ohio Infantry-Distinguished Service Award."

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