|Birth: ||Nov. 7, 1841|
|Death: ||Apr. 15, 1911|
Civil War Service:
Residence was not listed; 20 years old.
Enlisted on 12/16/1861 as a Private.
On 12/16/1861 he mustered into "I" Co. OH 71st Infantry
He was discharged for disability on 7/14/1862 at Clarksville, TN
W. J. Esterline, of Aboit township, was born in Clark county, Ohio,
November 7, 1841, son of Adam and Elizabeth (Slaybaugh) Esterline.
The father, a native of Maryland, was a shoemaker by occupation, and
died in 1855; the mother who was born near Gettysburg, Penn., died July
Mr. Esterline received a limited education in the common
schools, and worked as a laborer on the farm until eighteen years of age,
when he took up the blacksmith's trade, at which he was engaged until
1870. He then began farming and stock-raising, at which he is still suc-
cessfully engaged. He purchased in 1870, the farm on which he now
resides, consisting of 152 acres.
He was married to Nancy Jeffries in
1867, and they had one child, Milly, now deceased. Mrs. Esterline died
December, 1868, and in 1871 he was married to Ellen McKinley. They
have seven children: Walter, Edward, Albert, Arthur, Otis, Frank and
Mr. Esterline served his country in the late rebellion, being a
member of Company I, Seventy-first Ohio infantry, and was in the
engagement at Pittsburg Landing. Mr. Esterline is a member of the
Lutheran church, also of Columbia Cit}- lodge, 189, F. & A. M.
Adam Esterline (1795 - 1855)
Elizabeth Slaybaugh Esterline (1808 - 1878)
Lucy Ellen McKinley Esterline (1848 - 1939)
Nancy Jeffries Esterline (1838 - 1868)*
Mildred Esterline (1868 - 1870)*
Frank Esterline (1885 - 1955)*
Harry Earl Esterline (1890 - 1978)*
Plot: L 6
Created by: Jim Cox
Record added: Feb 17, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 65782482
Added: Mar. 22, 2012