Pa. Reserves Descendant's Association Sticky

Oct
28

Updated 10/28/2013!     Listed below you will find a basic database which is FREE and open to the public. Anyone who has an ancestor who served in the PRVC is more than welcome to join....there are no fees or charges. Your email address will also be made public, unless you state otherwise...then it will not be published. The goal of this association is to unite family with the history of they're ancestors. Our goal is to share information, so if anybody has anything to share...please do so. If you wish to join and be part of this, email kanesrifles@gmail.com and send us: Your name, your Ancestor's name, his Company, Regiment, your permission to publish email address (not mandatory) and a brief description of "how" your related to this individual.

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Dec
28

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Private Smith, Elijah J., Company K, 4th Reg't., P.R.V.C.

Sep
27

Researched and written by Douglas Mooney

Elijah Jonathan Smith – who answered by his middle name - was born in the year 1835, probably in Schuylkill Township, Chester County, and was the second of five children born to Elijah and Mary Smith. By 1850 had moved with his family to the village of Lumberville (now Port Providence), across Schuylkill River in Upper Providence Twp., Montgomery County. As a young man he took a job working on the Schuylkill Canal, and by 1861 had advanced to become the pilot of a canal boat called the Charles Lawrence. In that year, at the height of the “war fever” spreading through the countryside, 24-year old Jonathan enlisted in Co. K of the 4th P.R.V.C. Before leaving to join his unit, he took the American flag that flew on his canal boat and presented it to his friends to remember him by.

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Private Snyder, John Wesley, Company K

Mar
25

Researched and written by Douglas Mooney

John Wesley Snyder, or Wesley, as he called himself, was the second of six children by Joseph and Elizabeth (Jacobs) Snyder, and was born in Charlestown Township on May 17, 1839. As a boy he received his basic education working his father’s farm and in the local schools. Later he also attended Oakdale Seminary, in Pughtown, South Coventry Township, and at the West Chester Normal School (now West Chester University).

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Private Haldeman, Samuel M., Company K

Dec
27

Researched and written by Douglas Mooney

Very little is known about the early life of Samuel Morton Haldeman. He was born on April 9, 1841, probably in Chester County, although the details of his family are unknown at this time. Newspaper accounts during the war give his place of residence as Kimberton, in East Pikeland Township, and it is possible that he comes from one of the many branches of the Haldeman family that lived in the area at that time.

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Private Anderson, Everett W., Company K

Dec
27

Researched and written by Douglas Mooney

Everett Wesley Anderson was born on July 12, 1839 in Schuylkill Township, Chester County. The sixth of nine children born to Joseph Everett and Rebecca M. (nee Workheizer) Anderson, he grew up on the family farm outside Phoenixville and developed a reputation as a passionate horseman and a hard-riding foxhunter. These skills, in particular, would one day serve him well during the Civil War.

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