Joseph M Magaha

Joseph M Magaha

Loudoun County, Virginia, USA
Death 17 Jun 1905 (aged 79)
Burkittsville, Frederick County, Maryland, USA
Burial Burkittsville, Frederick County, Maryland, USA
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Joseph McGaha (also spelled Magaha) was the son of David Magaha, born in Ireland, and Dorcas, born in England.

Joseph, a farmer, was mustered into the Independent Loudoun (Virginia) Rangers on June 20, 1862, at Lovettsville, Va. He was a bugler. He was captured on October 18, 1863 at Point of Rocks, Md. by Elijah White's 35th Virginia Cavalry, and was sent to Richmond and then to Andersonville Prison. Although military records state that he died at Andersonville in April 1864, he appears to have survived. After the war he moved to the Brunswick/Burkittsville area, where he lived until his death in 1905.

His first wife was Ann M. Jinkins (Jenkins?), whom he married on January 19, 1847 at New Jerusalem Lutheran Church in Lovettsville, Loudoun County, Va. His second wife was Mary Catherine Landham, whom he married on March 30, 1858 in Loudoun County, Va.

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Aged 79 years, 6 months, and 28 days.


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