Who took in Thomas and Hannah after the death of their parents? There were not with any of the older siblings in 1850.
Residences & events:
8/22/1862 He enlisted in Co. H 123, O.V.I,
6/15/1863 In the battle of Winchester, VA he was taken prisoner and incarcerated at Libby prison.
5/15/1864 He was wounded at the battle of New Market, VA.
6/12/1865 He mustered out of service at the close of the war.
1879 Texas Twp, Crawford Co, OH. He bought some land from brother-in-law, Samuel Dunlap.
His obituary says he was 54 y, 2m, 13d old, making his birth date 11/20/1839.
His obituary said:
Thomas Jefferson Van Gundy
T. Jefferson Van Gundy, formerly of this county and well known in the northern part of the county, died at his home at Thorn Hope, Pulaski county, Indiana, Friday, Feb. 3, 1893, aged 54 years, 2 months and 13 days.
The deceased was born in Crawford county, O, Nov. 19, 1838 and was married to Avanga Jump, in Nov. 1861. Of this union three children were born, Isaac J; Anna, now Mrs. George Wildermuth; and Lorinda, now Mrs. Wm Buck. The children all live near the parental home and were with him in his last sickness.
When our country was in danger, Mr. Van Gundy shouldered his musket and went to the front and fought and suffered, that the Union might be sustained. He enlisted in Co. H 123, O.V.I, Aug. 22, 1862. In the battle of Winchester, Virginia, June 15, 1863 he was taken prisoner and suffered imprisonment in the notorious Libby prison with the late Captain D.S. Caldwell and others of his company. He was wounded May 15, 1864, at the battle of New Market, Virginia. He was mustered out of the service, at the close of the war, June 12, 1865.
His first wife died April 23, 1888 and he was again married to Mrs. Lydia N(?page torn), Feb 3, 1892, who still survives him.
The body was buried under the auspices of the G.A.R. Post, the Winnemas Indiana lodge attending in a body.
He had been suffering for some time before his death with lung trouble and received a stroke of paralysis, Tuesday, Jan. 31, from which he never regained consciousness but gradually grew weaker and weaker until he peacefully sank to sleep.
He leaves a large circle of friends in this county, who sympathize with the bereaved family.