|Birth: ||Oct. 21, 1833|
|Death: ||Aug. 10, 1896|
ISAAC S. MYLAR
(Farmer and Stock-raiser, Section 15, Post-office, Mirabile).
The military record of Mr. Mylar as given below would naturally lead one to suppose that he is descended from some gallant old fighting stock, and such is the case, for his great-grandfather, Ezariah Mylar, an intrepid soldier in the Revolutionary War, was one of the participants in the storming of Stony Point, under that eminent commander, Gen. Anthony Wayne. The grandparents of Isaac were
Robert and Ann (Wilson ) Mylar, and his parents were Joseph and Sarah Mylar, nee Taylor. The former was born in the present county of Clarion, Pa., March 30, 1807, went to Ohio in 1828 and remained there until coming to this county in 1868. His marriage occurred January 6, 1831, his wife having been the daughter of Col. Isaac Taylor, who was himself a cousin of old "Rough and Ready." She died October 28, 1873. Mr. M. has had six children, four of
whom are living. Isaac S., the second son in the family, claims Wayne county, O., as the place of his birth, the date of which was October 21, 1833. Taught farming as an occupation, he continued it until August 14, 1852, when he enlisted in Co. H. 120th Ohio volunteer infantry. At Snaggy Point the regiment was nearly annihilated, over 600 men laying down their lives on that battlefield, and only
about 130 escaping, the combat lasting but 20 minutes. The few men that were left were then united with the 114th Ohio, and with that command Mr. Mylar served until the close of the war. He was discharged at Houston, Tex. Though having entered the service as private, for gallantry and meritorious service he was promoted to a
second lieutenancy. Among the battles in which he was engaged were Chickasaw Heights, Arkansas Point, Siege of Vicksburg, Mobile, Ft. Blakely, and others of less importance. He received a wound at Vicksburg. Returning to his home in Ohio, crowned with the laurels of a noble soldier, he engaged in building principally until coming to this county in 1868. Shortly before this Mr. M. had been married to Miss Elizabeth Stevenson, July 3, 1866. She was born in Pennsylvania but brought up in Ohio, where she was engaged in teaching. After their marriage each taught school for a term in this county. Mr. Mylar has been township assessor and collector. His farm embraces 70 acres of well improved land. He and his wife have
two children: Edward T. and Mettie Belle.
From: History of Caldwell & Livingston Counties, Missouri
Isaac was in Co H, 120th OVI.
Elizabeth J Stevenson Mylar (1839 - 1923)
Lt 120th Ohio & 114th - Civil War
Created by: Caryn Hood
Record added: Aug 06, 2006
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