Visit the USGenWeb Project Website Visit the IAGenWeb Project Website

 What's New

Coordinator Contact

About Us

Return to the Home Page
Contact the Ringgold Cemeteries
Census the Ringgold Counties
 Ringgold County Churches
family pages links to family
Ringgold County IAGenWeb Copyright Statement
History Ringgold County
Ringgold County IAGenWeb History Records Project
Ringgold County IAGenWeb Lookups
Ringgold County IAGenWeb Mailing Lists
Ringgold County Maps IAGenWeb Project
Ringgold County IAGenWeb Messageboards
Ringgold County IAGenWeb Military
Ringgold County IAGenWeb News Clippings
Ringgold County IAGenWeb Obituaries
Ringgold County IAGenWeb Penny Post Cards
Ringgold County IAGenWeb Photographs
Ringgold County IAGenWeb Queries
Ringgold County IAGenWeb Resources
Ringgold County IAGenWeb Resources
Ringgold County IAGenWeb Site Map
Ringgold County IAGenWeb Surnames
Ringgold County IAGenWeb Front Porch

This site is supported by
Friends of IAGenWeb
   

powered by FreeFind
 
    

from Biography & Historical Record of Ringgold County, Iowa

Lewis Publishing Company of Chicago, 1887, Pp. 327-28

G. W. GARTIN

Civil War Flags.jpg G[eorge]. W. GARTIN, farmer, section 8, Middle Fork Township, was born in Fulton County, Indiana, January 31, 1842. His parents were Felix and Phoebe (MOYER) GARTIN, the former a native of Virginia, and the latter of Clermont County, Ohio. They were married in Indiana, and had a family of eight children - Griffith, George W., Anderson, Charles and Nancy (twins), Allen, Mary Amanda and Robert.

When our subject was thirteen years of age, his parents removed to Lucas County, Iowa; settled in Davis County for a short time, then returned to Indiana, locating in Miami County, where they resided until 1858, then returned to Lucas County, settling six miles south of Chariton. He was reared on a farm, and received his education in the common schools.

October 24, 1861, he enlisted in Company C, Thirteenth Iowa Infantry, and was in several of the famous battles of the war. He was at Shiloh, siege of Vicksburg, Kenesaw Mountain, siege of Atlanta, and in SHERMAN's march to the sea, then marched to Goldsboro, North Carolina. He served as musician until the siege of Atlanta, when he shouldered the musket, and was mustered out as Orderly Sergeant. He was honorably discharged in July, 1865, and returned to Lucas County.

In the spring of 1869 he removed to Bates County, Missouri, where he lived eighteen months, then returned to Lucas County and remained until 1875, when he settled upon his present farm, which was then in a wild state. It is now well cultivated and well improved. He has a comfortable house surrounded with maples, an orchard, barn and out-buildings for stock.

He was married March 25, 1864, to Miss Marietta THRELDKELD of Lucas County, and they have five children - Rosetta Belle, Thomas, Stephen, Franklin and Eugene. The father and sons play fife and drums, and they form one of the best martial bands in Southern Iowa.

Mr. GARTIN is a member of the Anti-Horse-Thief Association is president of the same. Politically he is a Republican. Postoffice, Redding.

NOTE: George Washington GARTIN died on October 25, 1928 with interment at Rose Hill Cemetery, Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa.

SOURCES:
Biography & Historical Record of Ringgold County, Iowa, Pp. 327-28, 1887.

WPA Graves Survey

Transcription and note by Sharon R. Becker, March of 2009

Biographical Sketches Pages Index: A - F,   G - L,   M - R,  S - Z


You are our visitor!
Thank You for stopping by!



© Copyright 1996-
Ringgold Co. IAGenWeb Project
All rights Reserved.