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 Benjamin W Spry

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Benjamin W Spry

  • Birth 23 Oct 1817 Zanesville, Muskingum County, Ohio, USA
  • Death 6 Jul 1877 Mount Pleasant, Henry County, Iowa, USA
  • Burial Henry County, Iowa, USA
  • Memorial ID 67620121

Benjamin W Spry was a native of Ohio and remained in Zanesville until after his marriage in March 1844 to Ivy Johnson. Ivy was also a native of Ohio.

Benjamin and Ivy moved to Iowa. Benjamin was a veteran of the Civil War. He was a resident of Mount Pleasant, Iowa, when he enlisted as a Private on 22 Oc 1861 at the age of 44. He mustered in Co K 4th Iowa Cavalry on 25 Nov 1861. Benjamin received several promotions: promoted 8th Corporal 26 Nov 1861, 7th Corporal 16 Jan 1862, 6th Corporal 1 Nov 1862, 4th Corporal 1 Jan 1863, 2nd Corporal 20 May 1863, and 1st Corporal 1 Sep 1863. He was given a surgeon's certificate of disability (chronic bronchitis) on 13 May 1862 but was carried on the company rolls as "absent sick" until 31 Dec 1863, when dropped as discharged at St. Louis, Missouri.

Benjamin and Ivy had seven children: Hattie, Anna, Charles, J.W. (died in infancy), Mary, Emma, and Homer.

Ivy died 25 Jun 1875. After the death of his wife, Benjamin made his home in Mt. Pleasant with his daughter Anna and son-in-law John W Burton.

Benjamin died in 1877 at age 59 years.


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  • Created by: kweaver
  • Added: 29 Mar 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 67620121
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Benjamin W Spry (23 Oct 1817–6 Jul 1877), Find A Grave Memorial no. 67620121, citing Ebenezer Cemetery, Henry County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by kweaver (contributor 47018187) .