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Jeremiah "Jerry" Coakley
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Birth: Sep. 18, 1837
Ohio, USA
Death: Aug. 28, 1924

Son of Daniel & Mariah (Matheny) Coakley.
Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 17631900, shows Jeremiah Coakley married Mary S. Cameron on August 29, 1865, in Fulton county, Illinois.

History of the 85th Illinois Volunteers
Illinois Volunteer Infantry
Henry J. Aten

Pages 470 - 481

CORPORAL JEREMIAH COKLEY, aged twenty-three, single, farmer, born in Hocking county, Ohio, removed to Illinois, and enlisted from Bernadotte; was chosen corporal at the organization of the company; served through the Kentucky campaign, and was discharged for disability at Nashville, Tenn. Date unknown.

Company I was enrolled by William H. Marble under date of August 1, 1862, in that part of Fulton county bordering on the Illinois river. The records of the company show that there were carelessly kept, and are very defective in many respects.

The company was organized at Marble's mills by the election of the following commissioned officers: William H. Marble, captain; David M. Holstead, first lieutenant, and Hugh McHugh, second lieutenant.

One man was killed in action, and 12 were wounded who lived beyond the close of the war, 4 officers resigned, 2 were mustered out with the regiment and one was promoted, 18 men were discharged, 11 died of disease, 5 were transferred and 21 returned home at the close of the war.

In the individual sketches which follow an attempt is made to give a concise statement of the history of each member of the company, each of whom may look back with pride upon the results of the war, and rejoice in the fact that it was his privilege to bear an honorable part in the great struggle for freedom.
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  Daniel Coakley (____ - 1881)
  Maria Matheny Coakley (____ - 1890)
  Mary S. Cameron Coakley (1842 - 1880)
  Sarah E. Coakley (1874 - 1894)*
  Lucinda Coakley Lancaster (1828 - 1904)*
  Catherine Jane Coakley Belless (1835 - 1883)*
  Jeremiah Coakley (1837 - 1924)
  Margaret Coakley Blazer (1863 - 1942)*
*Calculated relationship
Stites Cemetery
Fulton County
Illinois, USA
Created by: Don Barnett
Record added: Sep 08, 2010
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Jeremiah Jerry Coakley
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