|Birth: ||Mar. 29, 1833|
|Death: ||May 4, 1918|
Civil War Service:
Albert A. Demoney
Residence Heller's Corners IN;
Enlisted on 2/17/1865 as a Private.
On 2/17/1865 he mustered into "C" Co. IN 152nd Infantry
He was Mustered Out on 8/30/1865 at Clarksburg, WV
Albert A. Demoney, a prosperous farmer and popular citizen of Smith township, was born in Bradford county, Pennsylvania, March 29, 1833, and is the son of Samuel and Clarissa (Tripp) Demoney, the former of whom was of French extraction. He was a farmer by vocation and came to Richland county, Ohio, in 1846. He lived there and in Huron county for a period of about ten years, when in 1857 he removed to Scotland county. Missouri, and there his death occurred in July, 1885. Clarissa (Tripp) Demoney was born and reared in Bradford county, Pennsylvania, and her death occurred in Kansas on March 1, 1899.
Mr. and Mrs. [Samuel] Demoney were the parents of eight children: Albert A.; William E., a soldier in the Twenty-First Missouri Regiment, who was drowned in a hospital boat in Alabama during the war; Edward M., a resident of Adair county, Missouri ; Catherine, widow of William Chartier, lives in Hope, Kansas; John H., who is a farmer in Kansas; Melvin F., deceased: Hannah Ann, wife of William McMann and lives in Missouri, and Charles F., deceased. Mr. and Mrs. Demoney were zealous and active members of the Methodist church.
Albert A. Demoney grew to manhood on his father's farm and attended the district schools until he became thirteen years of age. He remained at home until twenty-three, when he started out in life on his own account and everything that he has enjoyed or possessed since that time has been acquired through his own efforts. March 4, 1856, he was united in marriage with Mary Donaldson, who was born in Richland county, Ohio, June 17, 1837, the daughter of Joseph and Sarah G. (Matthews) Donaldson.
Joseph Donaldson was a native of Virginia and spent the latter part of his life in Allen county, Indiana, his death occurring there July 27, 1891. Almost the entire family of Donaldsons was killed by the Indians on the Sus-
quehannah, one only escaping, who is the ancestor of the family. Mr. and Mrs. Donaldson were married in Richland county, Ohio, and became the parents of seven children: Francina, deceased ; John, who lives in Ohio; Mary; William, who owns a grocery and feed store; Jemima, who died April 1, 1890; Levi, a Congregational minister at Medina, Ohio; Emily, wife of W. S. Gandy. Mrs. Donaldson died November 1, 1897. She and her husband were both members of the United Brethren church and in this work were active, helpful and influential.
Mr. and Mrs. Demoney have had five children : Joseph H., who married Elsie Roach and has two children; Mary C. and Blanche R. ; Elmer married Elizabeth Smith and has one child, Jessie; Rosa R., wife of David L. Pence, has three living children, Orval, Stella and Benjamin Franklin; Effie, wife of Cary Braddock, of Thorncreek township, has four children. Nellie. Elijah Yost, Albert A., Retta Fern, and John F., who died in infancy.
After Mr. Demoney was married he lived on a farm in Ohio for about a year and a half, then in 1857 removed to Missouri and purchased eight}' acres of land in Knox county, where he lived for three years. Owing to the unsettled condition of affairs in Missouri, he disposed of his land and moved back to Ohio, where he lived for two years or more, and came to Allen county, Indiana, and in 1866 came to Whitley county. He purchased one hundred acres of heavily timbered land at ten dollars per acre and has cleared most of this himself. In place of the little log cabin which he built when he first became possessor of this land, he has erected an attractive ten-room house, modern in every sense, has built a large and substantial barn and other outbuildings and has fenced his land, thus dividing it into fields of convenient size.
In his barn and pastures can be seen good grades of stock and his home has become one of the attractive features in this portion of the county. Mr. Demoney is a member of the United Brethren church, while his wife is a faithful member of the Methodist organization. Mr. Demoney is a member of the Republican party, keeps well informed on the issues of the day and is enabled to support his position by intelligent argument.
In 1865 he enlisted in Company C. One Hundred and Fifty-second Indiana Infantry, but saw no active service
and was honorably discharged at Charlestown, Virginia, August 30, 1865.
History of Whitley County, Indiana
Samuel P. Kaler, R. H. Maring; pub. 1907
Samuel Phillip Demoney (____ - 1885)
Clarissa C Tripp Demoney (1814 - 1899)
Mary Donaldson DeMoney (1837 - 1920)*
Joseph H. DeMoney (1856 - 1938)*
Elmer W. DeMoney (1860 - 1952)*
Rosa A. Pence (1865 - 1943)*
Effie L. DeMoney Braddock (1867 - 1959)*
William E. Demoney (____ - 1865)*
Melvin L. Demoney*
Albert A. DeMoney (1833 - 1918)
Catharine A Demoney Chartier (1841 - 1907)*
John Hartley Demoney (1845 - 1918)*
Hanah Anna De'Money McMahon (1853 - 1932)*
Charles Fremont Demoney (1856 - 1882)*
Edward M DeMoney (1869 - 1932)*
Eel River Cemetery
Created by: JC
Record added: Dec 21, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 45687344