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Edward Chester
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Birth: Jun. 1, 1830
Philadelphia
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Aug. 16, 1911
Philadelphia
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA

The son of Edward & Nancy (McCullough) Chester, he married Deborah M. Ryan August 24, 1854, at Dover, Delaware, and fathered John E. (b. 07/22/55), William (b. @1858), Nancy M. (b. 08/03/60 - married a Dillmore), Howard Beidleman (b. 10/01/63), Rose H. (b. 08/27/66), Mary A. E. (b. 02/28/70), Elizabeth W. (b. 04/23/74), and Elmira (b. 1887 - married a Webb). In 1860, he was a brick maker living in Philadelphia and stood 5' 4" tall with sandy hair and hazel eyes.

A Civil War veteran, he enlisted in Philadelphia September 16, 1861, mustered into federal service at Camp Grable, Roanoke, Virginia, October 8 as a private with Co. D, 76h Pennsylvania Infantry, a company recruited principally in the western section of York County. On December 1, 1861, he transferred to Co. E and detailed as company cook. Subject to "fits," he spent a great deal of time in hospitals or on disability furloughs until discharged by surgeon's certificate December 27, 1862, by reason of epilepsy. Regardless, he also enlisted in Philadelphia January 6, 1864, and mustered into federal service there January 13 as a private with Co. A, 183rd Pennsylvania Infantry. Afflicted with an eye infection that began during the battle of Cold Harbor, he left ranks July 10, 1864, and never returned. His discharge date remains to be uncovered. 
 
Burial:
Mount Moriah Cemetery
Philadelphia
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
 
Created by: Dennis Brandt
Record added: Sep 14, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 58616622
Edward Chester
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