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Sidney Jones "Colonel" Mendell
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Birth: Feb. 8, 1821
Ellisburg
Jefferson County
New York, USA
Death: Dec. 18, 1908
Franklin County
Iowa, USA

Son of Isaac and Patience (Harlow) Mendell. Graduated from Belleville Union Academy and taught school. Later completing education at Clinton Liberal Institute, Clinton, NY and Black River Institute, Watertown, N.Y. He farmed with his father at Ellisburg, NY until 1852. He moved his family to Adams, NY where he operated a mercantile business and also built and sold homes. Served as a Colonel in the Civil War. Married to Mary Jane Porter. He moved the family to Otisville (now Dows, IA) and farmed in Morgan Township. After Mary's death, he married Helen Marie Cook Cornwall of Rodman, Jefferson Co, NY.
He wrote for many newspapers, kept diaries, maintained a large correspondence, lectured and was active in the GAR, annually leading the Memorial Day parade at Dows and presiding at the ceremonies. He was a colorful personality and was known for his humor.

Children of S.J and Mary Porter Mendell:
Estelle "Stella" 1846-1923
Mary Isabel 1848-1949
Jennie Lind 1850-1903
Sidney Herbert 1852-1927
William Porter 1854-1918
Mary Ellen 1855-1864 (Diptheria)
Camille Grant 1857-1864 (Diptheria)
Henry Starr 1861-1931
Edith King 1864-1863 (Diptheria)
Robert Lincoln 1866-1925
Laura Grace 1867-1939
Annie Harlow 1870-1935
 
 
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 Spouses:
  Mary Jane (Porter) Mendell (1824 - 1886)*
  Helen Marie Cook/Cornwall Mendell (1824 - 1902)*
 
 Children:
  Mary Isabel Mendell (1848 - 1849)*
  Jennie Lind Mendell Smith (1850 - 1903)*
  William Porter Mendell (1854 - 1918)*
  Mary Ellen Mendell (1855 - 1864)*
  Camille Grant Mendell (1857 - 1864)*
  Henry Starr Mendell (1861 - 1931)*
  Edith King Mendell (1864 - 1864)*
  Robert Lincoln Mendell (1866 - 1925)*
  Laura Grace Mendell Capellen (1867 - 1939)*
  Annie Harlow Mendell Nicholas (1870 - 1935)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Mount Hope Cemetery
Dows
Franklin County
Iowa, USA
 
Created by: Arlene Jones-Swenson
Record added: Sep 17, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 97252645
Sidney Jones Colonel Mendell
Added by: Linda Linn
 
Sidney Jones Colonel Mendell
Added by: Linda Linn
 
Sidney Jones Colonel Mendell
Added by: Arlene Jones-Swenson
 
 
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4th great grandfather
- DBesley
 Added: Dec. 23, 2015
U.S., Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles, 1861-1865 about Sidney I Mendall~~~Name: Sidney I Mendall~~~~Residence: Adams, New YorkAge at Enlistment: 39Enlistment Date: 7 May 1861Rank at enlistment: CaptainEnlistment Place: Adams, New YorkState Served: ...(Read more)
- Linda Linn
 Added: Jan. 7, 2015
 
 
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