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John Annett

ANNETT, BLODGET

Posted By: Terry Carlson (email)
Date: 9/5/2005 at 05:52:03

"John Annett (retired farmer) born in County Down, Ireland, in 1824. In '31 he came with his parents to America, and settled first in Cornwall, lower Canada, where they were engaged in farming. When he was about sixteen years of age they sold their place and came to the United States, and settled at Fort Covington, Franklin County, N.Y., where he remained with his parents until their death. He enlisted at Malone, Franklin County, N.Y., in the sixtieth New York volunteer infantry, company E, and he remained in the service three years and four months, and received a severe bullet wound at the battle of Antietam, on the 17th of September, '62, and still carries the bullet in his body, as a gentle reminder of that little unpleasantness. He was discharged on account of his wound, and returned to New York, but he became weary and wanted to get back to the front, so he re-enlisted in the ninety-fifth regiment, and served to the close of the war. He received his final discharge in June, '65, after being released from the southern prisons, where he had spent six months in Libby, Salsburg and Belle Isle. He was captured within one-half mile of Petersburg, October 1, '64. He returned to New York after the war, and sold his property in the same year, and moved to this county. He purchased a farm two and a half miles north of New Hampton, where he lived until the spring of '83, when he moved to New Hampton, where he owns fine property, and left the farm to be worked by his sons. Was married October 12, '46, in Franklin County, N.Y., to Miss S. Blodgett, and they have four children living, Margaret, Celia, Joseph and Jerome. They have lost nine children."

Chickasaw County Biographies section of the History of Chickasaw and Howard Counties Iowa, by W.E. Alexander, Decorah, Iowa: Western Publishing Company, 1883, p. 529-30:


 

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