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John Sheriff
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Birth: Jul. 1, 1840
Montour County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Apr. 19, 1877
Mercer County
Illinois, USA

John Sheriff was born in Montour County, PA, son of James & Sarah Sheriff. Shortly after John's birth, the Sheriff family moved to a family farm in Mercer County, IL, where John appears on the 1850 Federal Census living with his parents and four siblings. John again appears in the household of his parents and seven siblings on the 1860 Federal Census living in New Boston Township, Mercer County, IL. On August 16, 1862, John Sheriff volunteered for a three-year enlistment in the 45th Illinois Infantry, said enlistment taking place in the town of Millersburg, IL. John was assigned to Company I of the 45th Illinois & joined his regiment prior to their engagement in the Siege of Vicksburg, MS. On May 12, 1863, John was wounded in the left leg at the Battle of Raymond, MS, was hospitalized, taken prisoner, and then "paroled" at the town of Raymond. He was then placed on "detached service" to the 45th Illinois as an ambulance driver for the remainder of the war and was mustered out on July 12, 1865, at Washington, DC. On October 1, 1867, John was married to Miss Matilda "Tillie" J. Artz in the village of Aledo, IL. John & Matilda Sheriff parented three children between the years of 1868 & 1875: Clyde, Clara, & Dale. John died at the age of 36 at his home in Millersburg, Mercer County, IL, due primarily to the physical abuse suffered during the Civil War. 
Family links: 
  James B Sheriff (1815 - 1865)
  Sarah J Grey Sheriff (1817 - 1891)
  Hannah Jane Sheriff Menefee (1838 - 1919)*
  John Sheriff (1840 - 1877)
  Sarah Ann Sheriff (1844 - 1849)*
  Mary Elizabeth Sheriff Willits (1846 - 1939)*
  Tabitha Sheriff Crabtree (1848 - 1925)*
  George P Sheriff (1851 - 1891)*
  Emma S Sheriff McEntire (1855 - 1934)*
  Martha Sheriff (1863 - ____)*
*Calculated relationship
Oak Ridge Cemetery
Mercer County
Illinois, USA
Created by: Gene Dulin
Record added: Jan 06, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 103158036
John Sheriff
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John Sheriff
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John Sheriff
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For John
- Gene Dulin
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