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Rev Josiah G. Ketterman
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Birth: 1834
Riverton
Pendleton County
West Virginia, USA
Death: Dec. 11, 1884
Hardy County
West Virginia, USA

Josiah Ketterman was married with children at the time of the Civil War. At the beginning of the war Josiah may have been a member of a Confederate militia unit, the 46th Reg. Virginia, which became part of the 25th Virginia, 2nd CO. K. Josiah's brothers were part of the 25th Virginia, 2nd Co. K, but he does not appear on the muster rolls.

However Josiah's land in Pendleton County VA (now West Virginia) was changing sides. It had started the war as part of Virginia (COnfederate) but was now going to be part of a new state, West Virginia (Union). To make matters worse, Pendleton was a border county and its citizens were regularly raided by both sides (but esp. the Confederates) for horses and food.

Josiah and three of his brothers joined the newly formed Union militia, always known locally as the Swamp Dragons or Swamps. The Swamps had a well-deserved reputation for violence, and two of Josiah's brothers were killed as a result of their membership. Josiah acted as the unit's chaplain.

After the war Josiah farmed and became a United Brethern preacher like his father. He was serving at Baker's Run when he passed away.

Josiah G. Ketterman is often confused with a distant relative, John G. Ketterman. Both men were apparently United Brethern pastors in the same area at the same time.

 
 
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 Spouse:
  Mary Catherine Dolly Dice (1858 - 1942)*
 
 Children:
  Oliver G. Ketterman (1876 - 1962)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Baker United Methodist Church Cemetery
Baker
Hardy County
West Virginia, USA
 
Maintained by: Barbara Pendleton
Originally Created by: Scott Hutchison
Record added: Aug 28, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 15535593
 


- Scott Hutchison
 Added: Jun. 26, 2010

- Mary Law Miller
 Added: Jan. 25, 2010
 
 
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