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Pvt John E. Maricle

Pvt John E. Maricle

Harlan County, Kentucky, USA
Death 15 Apr 1865 (aged 27–28)
Boone, Watauga County, North Carolina, USA
Burial Boone, Watauga County, North Carolina, USA
Memorial ID 54606983 · View Source
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A Union Soldier during the War between the States. He served with the North Carolina Mounted Infantry.
He was buried in the "colored" cemetery, deemed not fit to be buried in the "white" cemetery.

Co. F. 2 D.N.C. - M.T.'D Inf.

His pension papers reports he was survived by a widow Mariah Robbins.

There are alternative spellings of his last name on the widow's pension report.
John is a son of Frederick Miracle, born 1812, Virginia and Mary Ann Evans, born about 1815, Knox, now Harlan County, Kentucky.
The Miracle family in Harlan County, Kentucky are descendants of Johann Frederick Merckle born 1669 in Hasslock, Neustadt, Germany in the Bad Dürkheim district in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany and Anna Barbara.
The family came to America in 1710 as refugees from war torn Palatine and settled near Kingston, Ulster County, New York. Some the families migrated to Northampton County, Pennsylvania, then on to Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee and Kentucky. The surname by then had become Miracle.

United States Census, 1850, Harlan county, Harlan, Kentucky
Frederick Mericle M 37 Virginia
Mary A Mericle F 35 Kentucky
Sarah C Mericle F 16 Kentucky
John E Mericle M 14 Kentucky
Elizabeth A Mericle F 13 Kentucky
Mary J Mericle F 9 Kentucky
Peter F Mericle M 7 Kentucky
Ruth V Mericle F 5 Kentucky
Esther Call Mericle F 2 Kentucky

John was married Jan. 22, 1855 in Harlan County, Kentucky to Maria W Robbins.
They are the parents of 4 known children.
United States Census, 1860 Harlan, Kentucky
John Miracle M 25 Ky
Mariah Miracle F 29 Ky
James Miracle M 3 Ky
Mary Miracle F 1 Ky
Frederick Miracle M 1 Ky

Daughter Nancy was born in 1863 in Harlan County, Kentucky.

Maricle, John E 2NCMI H Enlisted 10/10/1864 at Cumberland Gap Harlin, KY 28 PVT

John died of measles in the Civil War on the Union side and was buried in Jordan Councill Cemetery

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  • Created by: Robert C. Peurifoy
  • Added: 7 Jul 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 54606983
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Pvt John E. Maricle (1837–15 Apr 1865), Find A Grave Memorial no. 54606983, citing Jordan Councill Cemetery, Boone, Watauga County, North Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Robert C. Peurifoy (contributor 46928811) .