|Birth: ||May 22, 1802|
New York, USA
|Death: ||Jan. 18, 1884|
Residence Dillsborough IN; 60 years old.
Note different surname spellings
Enlisted on 8/11/1862 as a Private.
On 9/4/1862 he was commissioned into "B" Co. IN 83rd Infantry
He Resigned on 5/1/1864
* Major 4/21/1863
Intra Regimental Company Transfers:
* 4/21/1863 from company B to Field & Staff
born 5/22/1802 in Steuben Co., NY
Buried: Oakdale Cemty, Dillsboro, Dearborn Co, IN
(Indiana State House of Representatives 1838-39)
J. W. Egelston went with his parents to Kenton County, Ky., and after his fathers death was bound out to a farmer by the name of Scott, for $25 per year. In about 1820 he began as an apprentice to the carpenter trade, which he completed, and engaged in the occupation for a number of years afterward. In October, 1824, he came to Dearborn County, Ind., where he as united in marriage October 24, 1824 to Desire Corbin, a widow. In 1825 he and I. Bisbee, erected a flouring and saw-mill, on what is known as Laughery Creek, near Milton, which they continued to operate two or three years, after which Mr. Egelston again worked at his trade, and in 1830 purchased a farm in Clay Township (the same farm on which he now lives), where he moved and began the improvements, also working at his trade. In about 1834 he moved to Dillsborough, engaged in mercantile business, and also carried on a blacksmith shop. In 1838, he removed back on his farm, where he has since resided. His wife died June 29, 1855, having born him three children, viz.: Hiram W., John Q., and Charles B. April 25, 1858, our subject married Fanny Martin, a native of Clermont County, Ohio where she was born, April 24,1836, to which marriage were born three children, viz: Harry C., Cassius C., and Jessie W. In 1827 Mr. Egelston was commissioned by Gov. Ray as colonel of the State militia, and in 1838 he was elected to the State Legislature from Dearborn County. In 1862 he entered the war, enlisting August 11, as captain of Company B., Eighty-third Regiment Indiana Volunteers, and as such served until April, 1863, when he was promoted to the rank of major, and as such served until May 17, 1864 when he resigned and returned home. In 1872 he was commissioned as government store-keeper, which he held three years, after which he was put on the retired list.
Orphamrah Martin Egelston (1836 - 1893)*
Cassius Clay Egelston (1858 - 1861)*
Harry C Egelston (1861 - 1903)*
Created by: JustinM
Record added: Mar 21, 2009
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