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Corp George W. Ramey
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Birth: 1835
Ohio, USA
Death: 1915
Chautauqua County
Kansas, USA

Corporal GEORGE W. RAMEY, Co. E, 86th Illinois

George W. Ramey was born on __________ __, 18__ (c. 1834/35) in __________, Ohio, possibly in Darke County (There is no Derby County, Ohio.). He was most likely the son of Alfred H. Ramey and Melona (Rathbone) Ramey. The Rameys came to Illinois in the late 1840's, but it is not known where they first resided. They are believed to have come to Peoria County before 1846. Carol Dorward found them in the 1850 census.
Alfred Rama, 41, VA, Farmer, Real estate $1200
Milona Rama, 39, VT
Susanna Rama, 16, Indiana
George Rama, 14, Indiana
Joseph Rama, 11, IL
Alfred Rama, 5, IL
Asa Rama, 2, IL
Elizabeth Lawson, 8, NY

They apparently resided in or near the City of Peoria until the summer of 1846, when they moved to Hallock Township where the Raneys farmed for a living.
There is a record of a George W. Ramey being married to a Sarah A. Huff in Peoria County, Illinois on March 8, 1857. Sarah A. Huff was born on __________ __, 18__ at __________, __________, the daughter of __________ Huff and __________ (__________) Huff. According to the 1900 census, seven children were born to George and Sarah, but only one of these was still living in 1900. A number of these children most likely died in infancy. The known children include;
1. Melona Ramey, born c. 1858 in Peoria County.
2. George Ramey, born __________ __, 1860 in Chillicothe, Illinois in Peoria County.
3. Alaretta (or Alva Retta) E. Ramey, born c. 1869/70 in Peoria County.

At the time of the 1860 census, George may be the George Ramey who is found in Chillicothe Village;
428 Ramey George 25 M Laborer 25 PA
428 Ramey Sarah 23 F OH
428 Ramey Melona 2 F IL
428 Ramey George 2/12 M IL

Rank PVT Company E Unit 86 IL US INF

Personal Characteristics
Residence STEUBEN, MARSHALL CO, IL Age 27 Height 5' 7 Hair BLACK
Eyes GRAY Complexion LIGHT Marital Status MARRIED Occupation FARMER
Nativity DERBY CO, OH

Service Record
Joined When AUG 14, 1862 Joined Where STEUBEN, IL
Joined By Whom O FOUNTAIN Period 3 YRS
Muster In AUG 27, 1862 Muster In Where PEORIA, IL
Muster In By Whom N/A Muster Out JUN 6, 1865
Muster Out Where WASHINGTON, DC Muster Out By Whom LT SCROGGS

At the time of the 1880 census, a George W. & Sarah A. Ramey are still found in Chillicothe Township, Peoria County, Illinois;
George W. Ramey, born c. 1835 in Indiana; Self; father's birthplace: Ohio; mother's birthplace: New York; marital status: Married; age 45 years; occupation: Grocer
Sarah A. Ramey, born c. 1838 in Ohio; spouse
Alaretta E. Ramey, born c. 1870 in Illinois; daughter

In the early 1880's, the Rameys made the decision to move west. Sometime before 1885, the moved to Kansas, where they settled near Eureka, Kansas in Greenwood County. Carol Dorward found the following census records for George and Sarah Ramey.

1 March 1885 Kansas State Census (Eureka, Greenwood Co., KS)
G. W. Ramey, 50
Birth location, Indiana
Estimated birth year, about 1835
Occupation, clerk
Sarah A. Ramey, 47
Alva Retta Ramey, 15

1 March 1895 Kansas State Census (Eureka, Greenwood Co., KS)
G. W. Raimey, 60, merchant
S. A. Raimey, 57

1900 Federal Census (Eureka, Greenwood Co., KS)
G. W. Ramey, 65, retired farmer
Sarah Ramey, 62, 7 children/1 living
Marriage year 1857; married 43 years

Sarah A. (Huff) Ramey apparently died sometime between 1900 and 1903, probably in Greenwood County, Kansas. George is known to have remarried and to have left a widow at the time he died. It is found in Greenwood County records that a George W. Ramey was married to Martha Tunnell on November 25, 1903 in Greenwood County, Kansas. This almost certainly is the older George W. Ramey and not his son.

1 March 1905 Kansas State Census Collection (Eureka, Greenwood Co., KS)
G. W. Ramey, 70
Mattie Ramey, 40

1910 Federal Census, Grandview, Ford Co., KS
G. W. Ramey, 75, Pension
Martha Ramey, 57

1915 Kansas State Census, Chautauqua, Chautauqua Co., KS
G. W. Ramey, 80
Martha B. Ramey, 45

Then, you may have already found this...
Ramey, George W.
Widow: Ramey, Martha B.
Corp'l E 86 Ill Inf
Invalid Pension Application on June 17, 1880
Widow Application on Jan. 8, 1916 from Kansas

by Baxter B. Fite III and Carol Dorward, of Washington, Illinois.

Family links: 
  Alfred Henry Ramey (1809 - 1853)
  George W. Ramey (1835 - 1915)
  Alfred H. Ramey (1846 - 1923)*
*Calculated relationship
Created by: Baxter B. Fite III
Record added: Oct 05, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 77703577

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- Lois
 Added: Feb. 8, 2013

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