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Wilson TUCKER

Dates of Service or War/Conflict: US Civil War
Unit or Company: Co D. 11th Mich. Cav
Rank: Private

Date Born: Abt. 1842 Location of Birth: Ohio
Date Died: November 5, 1903 Location of Burial: Oakland Co., Michigan

Proof:

  • Military Record: Wilson Tucker Co. D 11th Mich Cav. & Co. M 8th Mich. Cav.;
  • Death Record: Nov 5 1903 No. 465 Oakland Co., Michigan;
  • 1850 Census: Putnam Co., Ohio , Greensburg Township Pg 04
  • 1860 Census: Hillsdale Co., Michigan, Wright Township

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George W. DURYEE Sr.

Dates of Service or War/Conflict: Civil War
Unit or Company: Co. A, 4th MI Inf.
Rank: Private

Date Born: 22 Jan 1820 Location of Birth: Cayuga Co., NY
Date Died: 3 May 1865 Location of Burial: Nashville National Cemetery, Madison, Davidson Co., TN
Killed in Action/Died In Service yes

Proof:

    BIRTH-MARRIAGE-DEATH: Julia (Howell) Duryee Family Bible; 1820-1962; Bible presented to Julia by her dau Sarah at Osseo MI on 25 Dec 1879; ; in poss of Susan Marie (Hall) Bell, photocopies (courtesy of Stephen Peterson, Chandler AZ) in poss of Tad D. Campbell, Gilroy CA;

    NOTE: George Duryee born 22 Jan 1820; George Duryee of Florida and Julia Howell of Florida were married 17 Aug 1842 at Chancey Leonard's by Chancey Leonard J.P., witnesses William Duryee and Michael B. Howell; George Duryee our father died at Nashville TN 3 May 1865. BIRTH-MARRIAGE-DEATH-BURIAL-PARENTS-MILTARY-BIOGRAPHY: Lillian Duryee Osmun, DURYEE GENEALOGY; 1638-1917; New London OH, Perrins Brenenstul, 1917; p 16; in poss of Marlin Duryea, Hillsdale MI, photocopy in poss of Tad D. Campbell, Gilroy CA;

    NOTE: George W. Duryee, son of William & Sarah (Groot) Duryee, born 22 Jan 1820 at Seneca Falls NY. He remained in the east until 1837 when he came to Florida MI and joined his father's family, helping with the farming and clearing of the land until 17 Aug 1842 when he was married at the paternal home by Chancey[sic] Leonard to Miss Julia Howell. She was born 5 May 1825 at Phelps NY. To this union 6 children were born. At the present time only one daughter, Sarah Stubblefield, of Sawtelle CA, and one son, Judson, of Kempton IN, survive. In the summer of 1851 Mr. Duryee, in company with his three brothers and a nephew [Frederick, William H. & Cornelius G. Duryee and Isaac Orcutt], emigrated to California in search of gold, but his efforts being futile, he returned with his brother William H. in Nov 1853, taking up farming again. Later he bought 80 acres of his father's homestead, the same being kept in the family until 1914. He being a man of strong patriotic views, he was ever ready to defend his country, for in the summer of 1861 Mr. Duryee with his two sons, James H. and William B., enlisted at Hillsdale as volunteers in the 4th Michigan Infantry for the Civil War. For three and one-half years he gave his best services for the saving of this country. On 3 May 1865 he passed away at the general hospital [at Nashville TN] and his remains were laid to rest in the beautiful National Cemetery near Nashville. His widow remained on the farm until her decease, which was 7 Mar 1899 and her remains were laid to rest in the Osseo Cemetery. She was a member of the Baptist church. BIOGRAPHY: Hillsdale County MI Historical Society, 150 YEARS IN THE HILLS AND DALES; ; Dallas TX, Taylor Publishing Co, 1976; Vol I; FHL US/CAN 977.429 H2hi v.I;

    NOTE: William H. Duryee was one of five of his father's descendants that made the overland trip with ox team and wagons by way of the Santa Fe Trail, through the great deserts and over the mountains to California in search of gold, only getting about $200.00 worth. His brother George returned in 1854. BIOGRAPHY: Elon G. Reynolds, COMPENDIUM OF HISTORY & BIOGRAPHY OF HILLSDALE COUNTY; ; Chicago, A.W. Bowen & Co, 1903; p 251; ;

    NOTE: Biography of William H. Duryea[sic]. In 1849[sic] while the California gold rush was at its height, he [William] went with a number of other men from Osseo, driving across the plains with horse and ox teams, occupying four months in the journey. They had many adventures of thrilling interest, encounters with Indians and with wild beasts, but escaped without more serious mishap than the loss of some of their stock. He was successful in mining and gardening in the new El Dorado, where he remained for two and one-half years. He then returned to MI and to his wife and child, whom he had left on the farm, making the return trip by the ocean and the isthmus route. MILITARY-BIRTH: Military file of George W. Duryee; 1864-1865; Civil War, Co A, 4th MI Volunteer Infantry; original on file with National Archives, Washington DC, photocopy in poss of Tad D. Campbell, Gilroy CA;

    NOTE: Volunteer Enlistment Paper, State of Michigan, dtd 9 Feb 1864, George Duryee of Jefferson, Hillsdale Co MI, born Cayuga Co NY, age 44 yrs 6 mos, farmer, dark eyes, brown hair, light complexion, height 5' 8", witnessed by Chauncey Leonard J.P. MILITARY-CIVIL WAR-BIRTH-MARRIAGE-DEATH-BURIAL: Pension file of Julia (Howell) Duryee as widow of George W. Duryee; 1865-1899; Civil War, Co A, 4th MI Volunteer Infantry, Pension no 88-027; original on file with National Archives, Washington DC, photocopy in poss of Tad D. Campbell, Gilroy CA. MILITARY-SPOUSE-RESIDENCE: LIST OF PENSIONERS ON THE ROLL JANUARY 1, 1883; 1883; Baltimore MD, Genealogical Publishing Co, 1970; p 294; ;

    NOTE: Certificate No 88027, Julia Duryee, widow, post office Osseo, Hillsdale Co MI, monthly rate $8.00. BURIAL-MILITARY: Headstone viewed by Tad D. Campbell, Nashville National Cem, Madison, Davidson Co TN, 9 Jul 1995; picture in poss of Tad D. Campbell, Gilroy CA;

    NOTE: Section J, grave no 15018, "Geo. Duryee, Mich." BURIAL-DEATH-MILITARY: Report of Interment; 1865; Department of Veterans Affairs, Nashville National Cem, Madison TN; photocopy in poss of Tad D. Campbell, Gilroy CA;

    NOTE: George Duryee, rank Private, state MI, Civil War, date of death 3 May 1865, service Co A 4th MI Infantry, grave location J-15018. CENSUS-BIRTH-SPOUSE: 1850 U.S. Census, Jefferson Twp, Hillsdale Co MI; 1850; p 375a; line 12, house no 39, family no 39; National Archives, San Bruno CA, M432, Roll 351;

    NOTE: Dtd 19 Aug 1850, George Duryee, age 27, Farmer, real estate $1000, born NY, can't read or write. Also enumerated with this family was William H. Duryee, age 25, farmer, real estate $500, born NY. CENSUS-BIRTH-SPOUSE: 1860 U.S. Census, Jefferson Twp, Hillsdale Co MI; 1860; p 141; line 29, house no 1077, family no 179; National Archives, San Bruno CA, M653, Roll 543;

    NOTE: Dtd 25 Jul 1860, George Duryee, age 39, Farmer, real estate $2000, personal estate $246, born NY. BIOGRAPHY: George W. Duryee Sr. was born 22 Jan 1820 at Seneca Falls, Seneca Co NY to William Duryee Sr. and his first wife Sarah Groot. His parents removed to Michigan in 1835 to settle on land provided to William by the government for his service in the War of 1812. George remained in NY until 1837 when he came to Florida, Hillsdale Co MI. Here he joined his father's family, helping with the farming and clearing of the land, until 17 Aug 1842 when he married Julia Howell. In the summer of 1851, George W. Duryee, in company with three of his brothers and a nephew, traveled to CA in search of gold. They made the overland trip by horse and ox team via the Santa Fe Trail, traveling across the plains and deserts and occupying four months in the journey. They had many adventures of thrilling interest, encounters with Indians and wild beasts, but escaped without more serious mishap than the loss of some of their stock. They mined for two and a half years in El Dorado Co, probably in the area of Uniontown, near Placerville. His efforts proving futile, George and his brother, William H. Duryee, returned to MI in Nov 1853, making the trip by the ocean route, crossing the Isthmus of Panama. One brother, Cornelius Groot Duryee, remained in CA, married there and raised a family, one of his sons later removing to San Francisco. After his return to Hillsdale Co, George Duryee bought 80 acres of his father’s homestead, the same being kept in the family until 1914. On 9 Feb 1864 George Duryee, along with his sons, James and William B., enlisted in Company A, 4th Michigan Volunteer Infantry to serve a term of 3 years. He appears to have falsified his age as he enlisted as a mere 24 years of age while his two sons enlisted as ages 20 and 18, respectively. A letter contained in George Duryee’s pension file from one of his commanding officers, R.R. Newkirk, dated at Adrian MI on 10 Oct 1866 states: “...he was under my command from the time he left this place until he died or went to the hospital. His disease came on him while in the service and what finished him he was compelled to march while on our march from Knoxville to Jonesboro he gave out and was sent to Hospital at Bulls Gap, Tennessee and was sent from there to Nashville where he died on the 3rd of May 1865. I tried hard to get him in to the ambulance while on the march but the officer in charge of the ambulance train bluffed him off and made him walk so by the time he got to Bulls Gap he could not stand up. He was a faithful and good man and always done all he was able to. The widow should have something and any further information I can give I will do freely.” The official records of the unit state that George W. Duryee died on 5 May 1865 in USA General Hospital No 1, Nashville TN of cerebro-spinal meningitis. He was buried in the National Cemetery at Nashville. His widow received a pension for his service until her death on 6 Mar 1899. Sources for above biography: • Pension file of Julia (Howell) Duryee; 1865-1899; Civil War, Co A, 4th MI Volunteer Infantry, Pension no 88-027; original on file with National Archives, Washington DC, photocopy in poss of Tad D. Campbell, Gilroy CA. • RECORD OF SERVICE OF MICHIGAN VOLUNTEERS IN THE CIVIL WAR; 1861-1865; Michigan State Legislature; Sutro Library, San Francisco CA. • Lillian Duryee Osmun, DURYEE GENEALOGY; 1638-1917; New London OH, Perrins Brenenstul, 1917; in poss of Marlin Duryea, Hillsdale MI, photocopy in poss of Tad D. Campbell, Gilroy CA. • Hillsdale County Historical Society, 150 YEARS IN THE HILLS AND DALES; ; Dallas TX, Taylor Publishing Co, 1976, Vol I.


Submitter Information:


James H. DURYEE

Dates of Service or War/Conflict: Civil War
Unit or Company: Co. A, 4th MI Inf.
Rank: Private

Date Born: 30 Apr 1843 Location of Birth: Florida (now Jefferson) Twp., Hillsdale Co., MI
Date Died: 10 Jul 1910 Location of Burial: Los Angeles National Cemetery, Los Angeles, CA
Killed in Action/Died In Service

Proof:

    BIRTH-DEATH-PARENTS: Lillian Duryee Osmun, DURYEE GENEALOGY; 1638-1917; New London OH, Perrins Brenenstul, 1917; p 22; in poss of Marlin Duryea, Hillsdale MI, photocopy in poss of Tad D. Campbell, Gilroy CA. • BURIAL-MILITARY-CIVIL WAR: Headstone viewed by Tad D. Campbell, Los Angeles National Cemetery, 950 S. Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles Co CA, 21 Apr 2001; picture in poss of Tad D. Campbell, Gilroy CA;

    NOTE: Section 18, Row B, Grave 8 - Jas. H. Duryee, Co A, 4th Mich Infantry. • CENSUS-BIRTH-PARENTS: 1850 U.S. Census, Jefferson Twp, Hillsdale Co MI; 1850; p 375a; line 12, house no 39, family no 39; National Archives, San Bruno CA, M432, Roll 351;

    NOTE: Enumeraton of George Duryee, dtd 19 Aug 1850, James H. Duryee, age 7, born MI, attended school w/in yr. • CENSUS-BIRTH-PARENTS: 1860 U.S. Census, Jefferson Twp, Hillsdale Co MI; 1860; p 141; line 29, house no 1077, family no 179; National Archives, San Bruno CA, M653, Roll 543;

    NOTE: Enumeration of George Duryee, dtd 25 Jul 1860, James Duryee, age 16, born MI, attended school w/in yr. • CENSUS-BIRTH-PARENTS: 1870 U.S. Census, Jefferson Twp, Hillsdale Co MI; 1870; p 12; line 16, house no 104, family no 105; National Archives, San Bruno CA, M593, Roll 673;

    NOTE: Enumeration of Julia Duryee, dtd 3 Jun 1870, James Duryee, age 27, Working farm, born MI. • CENSUS-BIRTH: 1900 U.S. Census, 1st Ward, Santa Barbara, 2nd Twp, Santa Barbara Co CA; 1900; E.D. 152, p 16b, line 53, house no 398, family no 399; National Archives, San Bruno CA, T623, Roll 109;

    NOTE: 326 Haley, enumeration of Susan V. Bennett, dtd 15 Jun 1900, James H. Duryee, uncle, male, born Apr 1843, age 57, single, born MI, father b NY, mother b NY, no occupation listed.


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William Byron DURYEE

Dates of Service or War/Conflict: Civil War
Unit or Company: Co. A, 4th MI Inf.
Rank: Corporal

Date Born: 6 Mar 1848 Location of Birth: Florida (now Jefferson) Twp., Hillsdale Co., MI
Date Died: 11 Feb 1886 Location of Burial: unknown
Killed in Action/Died In Service

Proof:

    • BIRTH-MARRIAGE-DEATH-PARENTS: Lillian Duryee Osmun, DURYEE GENEALOGY; 1638-1917; New London OH, Perrins Brenenstul, 1917; p 22; in poss of Marlin Duryea, Hillsdale MI, photocopy in poss of Tad D. Campbell, Gilroy CA. • NAME: Often called Byron Duryee. • CENSUS-BIRTH-PARENTS: 1850 U.S. Census, Jefferson Twp, Hillsdale Co MI; 1850; p 375a; line 12, house no 39, family no 39; National Archives, San Bruno CA, M432, Roll 351;

    NOTE: Enumeraton of George Duryee, dtd 19 Aug 1850, Byron W. Duryee, age 2, born MI, attended school w/in yr [sic]. • CENSUS-BIRTH-PARENTS: 1860 U.S. Census, Jefferson Twp, Hillsdale Co MI; 1860; p 141; line 29, house no 1077, family no 179; National Archives, San Bruno CA, M653, Roll 543;

    NOTE: Enumeration of George Duryee, dtd 25 Jul 1860, William B. Duryee, age 12, born MI, attended school w/in yr. • CENSUS-BIRTH-SPOUSE-MARRIAGE: 1870 US Census, Hopkins, Allegan Co MI; 1870; p 201b; line 15, house no 109, family no 111; National Archives, San Bruno CA, M593, Roll 660;

    NOTE: Dtd 8 Aug 1870, post office Hopkins Station, William Durgee[sic], age 22, occupation Section master, no real estate, personal estate $200, born MI, married in Feb. • CENSUS-BIRTH-SPOUSE: 1880 U.S. Census, Winchester, Randolph Co., IN; 1880; E.D. 167, p 6; line 41, house no 62, family no 63; National Archives, San Bruno CA, T9, 307;

    NOTE: Dtd 4 Jun 1880, W.B. Duryee, male, age 33, married, occupation R.R. Roading[sic], born MI, father b. [blank], mother b. [blank]. Also enumerated with this family was Eliza McWhirter, servant, age 13, single, Cook, born IN, father b. OH, mother b. OH, attended school w/in yr. • BIRTH-MARRIAGE-DEATH-PARENTS: Gedcom file from Douglas Dean Duryea, Otsego MI, to Tad D. Campbell, Gilroy CA; dtd 4 Jun 2001;

    NOTE: William Byron Duryea[sic], called Byron. Died in a railroad accident at Ridgeville IN.


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