|Birth: ||May 1, 1835|
|Death: ||Nov. 13, 1913|
Mustered into the Government Guards on 15 MAY 1861.
Mustered into State Service as part of the Ninth Pennsylvania Reserve Corps, Company D on 22 JUN 1861 at Camp Wright by Lieutenant Chandler Hall.
Mustered into federal service at Camp Jackson, Washington, DC on 27 JUL 1861 by Lieutenant John Elwood, 5th U.S. Infantry.
Wounded at Antietam on 17 SEP 1862.
Detached to the Ambulance Corps prior to 5 FEB 1863.
By the authority of Lt. Col. James McKinney Snodgrass, he was detched as Regimental Teamster beginning 15 FEB 1863.
Called out of the Battle of the Wilderness on 4 MAY 1864 and sent home.
Mustered out of service with company on 12 MAY 1864 in Pittsburgh by Lieutenant William N. Forgey and Captain William Jefferson Moorhead, 17th U.S. Infantry.
He participated in the following campaigns: Dranesville, Mechanicsville, Gaines Mill, Charles City Crossroads, Malvern Hill (in reserve), Second Bull Run, South Mountain and Antietam.
He returned to coal mining following the war and was a charter member of Homestead's General Griffen Post #207 of the Grand Army of the Republic in May 1881. Not remaining current with his membership, he was dropped from the rolls of the post in 1884.
Coneby married his wife Mary Jane in 1864 or 1865 and the couple produced one daughter, Laura. The 1900 census indicates that Mary Jane had another living daughter as well. By 1910, Jacob was a widower and was living with his daughter and son-in-law William Hickman. Coneby died at Hays (now Pittsburgh) on November 13, 1913 and was buried in St. Mary's Cemetery in Munhall, PA.
Saint Mary Magdalene Cemetery
Created by: Dr. James M. Owston
Record added: Jun 04, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 91346203