|Birth: ||Sep. 15, 1830|
|Death: ||Dec. 8, 1908|
History of Fulton County
pub. in 1879 by C. C. Chapman
William Markley, farmer, stock-raiser and apiarian, was born in Coshocton Co., O., in 1830. At the age of 10 years he accompanied his parents, David and Rebecca Markley, to Illinois. They at first settled in Schuyler Co., but soon moved to Fulton, where Wm. was raised and received a liberal education, and was quietly pursuing his farm duties when the war broke out, when he enlisted in Co. I, 85th Ill. Inf. He was discharged in 1862 and returned to his old home, where in 1838 he had married Lavina Masters. They have a family of 5 children. Mr. M. has a fine farm of 320 acres. He has held many local offices.
History of the 85th Illinois Volunteers
Illinois Volunteer Infantry
Henry J. Aten
Pages 470 - 481
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.
David Markley (1801 - 1846)
Rebecca Butler Markley (1801 - 1879)
Lovina Markley (1832 - 1899)
John Noah Markley (1860 - 1949)*
William Franklin Markley (1862 - 1937)*
James Sherman Markley (1864 - 1947)*
Beccie Markley Brown (1866 - 1893)*
Sarah E Markley Tippey (1868 - 1953)*
Abram Jefferson Markley (1820 - 1893)*
Martin Markley (1822 - 1866)*
William Markley (1830 - 1908)
Adam Markley (1833 - 1860)*
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Record added: Jan 29, 2011
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