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Capt John McPherson Godown
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Birth: Mar. 25, 1832
Northampton County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Dec. 20, 1911
Marion
Grant County
Indiana, USA

Prominent Fort Wayne Citizen. Attended Lafayette College 1846-48; graduated from Washington College VA in 1849; engaged in the construction of the Panama Railroad.

Captian Godown served with company K, of the 12th Indiana Infantry from 1861 - 1865. He participated in 28 battles, including Vicksburg, Chattanooga, Mission Ridge and Sherman's Famous March to the Sea.

Served as Fort Wayne City Clerk, civil engineer and well-known Pittsburgh, Fort Wayne and Chicago Railway official.

Secretary of Board of State House Commissioners, engaged in building new State House in Indianapolis...The Men of Lafayette, pg. 191.

 
 
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 Children:
  George Fairbank Godown (1870 - 1877)*
 
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Burial:
Lindenwood Cemetery
Fort Wayne
Allen County
Indiana, USA
 
Created by: Eric Lowman
Record added: Mar 19, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 25387022
Capt John McPherson Godown
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Capt John McPherson Godown
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Capt John McPherson Godown
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Lt., 12th Indiana Infantry. Union Officer Prisoner of War, captured on July 22, 1864 at Atlanta, Ga.
- Tony Klingensmith
 Added: Apr. 7, 2017
With gratitude, Capt. Godown,
- OPPSheryl
 Added: Nov. 9, 2011
Captain Godown, Thank you for your service in the Civil War.
- Eric Lowman
 Added: Mar. 19, 2008
 
 
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