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James Bailey Furrow

Logan County, Ohio, USA
Death 21 Jan 1877 (aged 32)
Nebraska, USA
Burial Unknown
Memorial ID 161003810 · View Source
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James was the last son born to William Simpkins and Elizabeth Jane Maxson Furrow. Six months later, another sister, Cecelia, joined the family. When James was age 12, his parents decided to move west. On September 28, 1856, they settled on land in what became the Franklin Precinct of Richardson County, Nebraska. They remained there the rest of their lives, establishing a Seventh Day Baptist Church. Most of James' sisters and brothers eventually moved to Franklin Precinct and raised their families there.

In 1864, James'address was Little Blue, Nebraska and Pawnee, Nebr. He enlisted in the 1st Regiment, Co. F. Nebraska Calvary. He was a Private on the Union side. His service is recorded in Nebraska Volunteers, 1861-1869.; U.S., Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles, 1861-1865. [Graden, Debra. comp.Nebraska Volunteers, 1861-1869 -database on-line- Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc. 1999.]

After his military service, James (age 22) returned home and on November 9, 1866, he married Mary Ann Hurley (age 18) in Franklin Precinct, Richardson Co., Nebraska.James and Mary Ann had five children: Andrew Jasper Furrow (1868 in Table Rock, Pawnee Co., Nebraska); William H. Furrow (1867); Joseph (1863); Louis Furrow (1866) Elnora Furrow (1873); Henry W. Furrow (1875); and Lander Sherman Furrow (1877).

The 1870 U. S. Census for Franklin Precinct, Richardson County, Nebraska, list James Furrow , Mary A. Furrow, Joseph Furrow (age 7 - 1863) and Louis Furrow (4 - 1866).

James died on January 21, 1877 in Nebraska.


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