Selected Families and Individuals


Irene Mary Piper

Name: Irene Mary Dorney
Event Type: Death
Event Date: 12 May 1957
Event Place: Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States
Address: 7146 S Yates Av
Gender: Female
Age: 75
Age (Estimated):
Marital Status: Widowed
Race: White
Occupation: Housewife
Birth Date: 05 Mar 1882
Birth Year (Estimated):
Birthplace: Piper City, , Illinois
Death Year (Estimated):
Funeral Home: Ray Duffy Funeral Home
Burial Date: 16 May 1957
Burial Place:
Cemetery: Mount Olivet
Father's Name: Michael Piper
Father's Birthplace:
Mother's Name: Margaret Donoghue
Mother's Birthplace:
Spouse's Name:
Spouse's Titles and Terms:
Spouse's Gender:
Informant's Name: Rosemary Flaherty
Record Number:
Entry Number: 33181
Source Reference:
GS Film Number:
Digital Folder Number: 007623411
Image Number: 00184

Citing this Record:
"Illinois, Cook County Deaths, 1878-1939, 1955-1994," index, FamilySearch ( : accessed 24 March 2015), Michael Piper in entry for Irene Mary Dorney, 12 May 1957; citing Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, source reference , record number , Cook County Courthouse, Chicago; FHL microfilm .

Walter Vincent Piper

Name: Walter Vincent Piper
Titles and Terms (Original):
Event Date: 28 Aug 1941
Event Place: Proviso Township, Cook, Illinois
Gender: Male
Marital Status:
Age: 53
Birth Year (Estimated): 1888
Birth Date: 14 Nov 1887
Birthplace: Sedalia, Missouri
Father's Name: James Piper
Father's Titles and Terms:
Father's Birthplace: Ireland
Mother's Name: Amelia Timmonds
Mother's Titles and Terms:
Mother's Birthplace: St.Louis, Missouri
Occupation: Trav.Aud.Chica.Surf.Lines
Residence Place: Chicago, Cook, Illinois
Spouse's Name: Grace Piper
Spouse's Titles and Terms (Original):
Spouse's Birthplace:
Burial Date: 01 Sep 1941
Burial Place: Port Washington, Wisc.
Informant's Name:
Additional Relatives:
Digital Folder Number: 4008578
Image Number: 89
GS Film number: 1851211
Reference ID: cn30761 rg744

Citing this Record:
"Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947," index, FamilySearch ( : accessed 24 Jul 2014), James Piper in entry for Walter Vincent Piper, 28 Aug 1941; citing Public Board of Health, Archives, Springfield; FHL microfilm 1851211.

James M Turpin

Records indicate JAMES TURPIN served alongside THOMAS JEFFERSON TURPIN 18th Regiment, Indiana Volunteers, Company I during the civil war (both: Film Number. M540 roll 78)

Turpin, James, Company D, 17th Indiana Infantry Died February 1, 1904 and is buried in Section 11, lot 8., Greenlawn Cemeterey, Franklin, Indiana.

Charter member Mineola Tribe No. 86, Imp. O.R.M., Franklin, Indiana on December 26, 1889.
James Turpin b. 1840 Jefferson County, Kentucky Occupation: Farmer
Eyes: Grey Hair: Dark Comp: Dark Ht: 5'8" - Private Co., I, 18th Regiment, Indiana Infantry.
July 29 - to - Aug 31, 1861
Enrolled: July 29, 1861 - Where: Indianapolis, Indiana.  Re-enlistment: Indianola, Texas Jan 1, 1864. Age: 21.
Mustered out: August 28, 1865 Darien, Georgia
Appointed Corporal: June 1, 1864.
Dec. 25, 1864: Medical Department, Camp Russell, Va.
Certificate from Shelby Brown - Surgeon for James Turpin "... Soldier is suffering from GRANULAR OPHTHALIMA of long standing..."  James Turpin was then discharged from service.  Information obtained from the National Archives.
1880 United States Census:
James M. Turpin Occupation: Engineer
Mary E. Turpin Wife b.1846
Jennie Turpin Daughter b.1869
Arthur Turpin Son b.1871
Annie Turpin Daughter b.1874
Willie Turpin Son b.1879
Sarah Myers MOTHER b.1813
1860 United States Census:  Johnson Co. Indiana (Franklin)
Albert H. Myers   Age: 58  b. 1802  Occup: Butcher
Sarah             Age: 46  b. 1814  Occup: Housewife
Margaret          Age: 26  b. 1834
James Turpin      Age: 18  b. 1841
?Nidaeder         Age: 15  b. 1845
Ann G.            Age: 12  b. 1848
Elizabeth         Age: 19  b. 1840
As per 1860 Census, indicates that JAMES TURPIN SR (father) passed away
BEFORE 1860, James lived with his mother and Step-Father until entering
Indiana Volunteers, civil war.  
1870 U.S. Census Records Page 319, Line 21 Franklin, Indiana
James Turpin - 30 - M - W - Day Laborer - Born: Kentucky
Mary E.      - 22 - F - W - Keeping House - Born: Indiana
Jennie       - 1  - F - W - Daughter

Organized at Indianapolis, Ind., and mustered in August 16, 1861. Left State for St. Louis, Mo., August 17. March to relief of Colonel Mulligan at Lexington, Mo., September. Action at Glasgow Mountain September 19. Attached to Fremont's Army of the West and Dept. of Missouri to January, 1862. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, Army of Southwest Missouri, to May, 1862. 1st Division, Army of Southwest Missouri, to July, 1862. District of Eastern Arkansas, Dept. of Missouri, to October, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, District of Southeast Missouri, Dept. of Missouri, to March, 1863. 1st Brigade, 14th Division, 13th Army Corps, Army of the Tennessee, to July, 1863. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 13th Army Corps, Army of the Tennessee, to August, 1863, and Dept. of the Gulf to June, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 19th Army Corps, to August, 1864. 4th Brigade, 2nd Division, 19th Army Corps, Army of the Shenandoah Middle Military Division, to December, 1864. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 19th Army Corps, to January, 1865. 1st Brigade, Grover's Division, District of Savannah, Ga., Dept. of the South, to August, 1865.

SERVICE.--Fremont's advance on Springfield, Mo., September 22-October 15, 1861. March to Otterville, Mo., November, and duty there till January, 1862. Expedition to Milford December 15-19, 1862. Action at Shawnee Mound or Milford on the Blackwater, and capture of 1,300 prisoners December 18. Advance on Springfield, Mo., January 25-February 14. Pursuit of Price to Cassville, Ark. Battles of Pea Ridge, Ark., March 6-8. At Sulphur Rock till May. March to Batesville, thence to Helena, Ark., May 25-July 14. Duty at Helena till October. Ordered to Pilot Knob, Mo., and operations in Southeast Missouri till March 5, 1863. Moved to Helena, Ark., March 5, thence to Milliken's Bend, La., and duty there till April. Movement on Bruinsburg and turning Grand Gulf April 25-30. Battle of Port Gibson May 1. Battle of Champion's Hill May 16. Big Black River Bridge May 17. Siege of Vicksburg, Miss., May 18-July 4. Assaults on Vicksburg May 19 and 22. Advance on Jackson, Miss., July 4-10. Siege of Jackson July 10-17. Duty at Vicksburg till August 20. Ordered to New Orleans, La., August 20. Duty at Carrollton, Brashear City and Berwick till October. Western Louisiana Campaign October 3-November 8. Moved to New Orleans November 8, thence to Texas November 12. Capture of Mustang Island November 17. Fort Esperanza November 27-30. Duty at Mustang Island and Indianola till March, 1864. Regiment reenlisted January 1, 1864. Near Baton Rouge, La., March 8-May 3. Veteran furlough and duty in Indiana June 4 to July 16. Moved to Bermuda Hundred, Va., July 16; thence to Washington, D.C., August 5. March to Shenandoah Valley August 10-19. Sheridan's Shenandoah Valley Campaign August to November. Battle of Opequan, Winchester, September 19. Fisher's Hill September 22. Battle of Cedar Creek October 19. Duty in the Shenandoah Valley till January, 1865. Moved to Baltimore, Md., thence to Savannah, Ga., January 6-20. Duty there till May 3. At Augusta, Ga., till June 7. Provost duty in Southern Georgia till August. Mustered out August 28, 1865.

Regiment lost during service 5 Officers and 68 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 130 Enlisted men by disease. Total 204.

Name:    James Turpin ,   
Residence:    Johnson County, Indiana  
Enlistment Date:    16 August 1861  
Distinguished Service:    DISTINGUISHED SERVICE  
Side Served:    Union  
State Served:    Indiana  
Unit Numbers:    568 568 568  
Service Record:    Enlisted as a Private on 16 August 1861
Enlisted in Company I, 18th Infantry Regiment Indiana on 16 August 1861.
Reenlisted in Company I, 18th Infantry Regiment Indiana on 01 January 1864
Mustered out Company I, 18th Infantry Regiment Indiana on 28 August 1865 in Savannah, GA
Name:    James Turpin
Company:    I  
Unit:    18 Indiana Infantry.  
Rank - Induction:    Private  
Rank - Discharge:    Private  
Allegiance:    Union
Name:    James Turpin ,   
Residence:    Johnson County, Indiana  
Enlistment Date:    16 August 1861  
Distinguished Service:    DISTINGUISHED SERVICE  
Side Served:    Union  
State Served:    Indiana  
Unit Numbers:    568 568 568  
Service Record:    Enlisted as a Private on 16 August 1861
Enlisted in Company I, 18th Infantry Regiment Indiana on 16 August 1861.
Reenlisted in Company I, 18th Infantry Regiment Indiana on 01 January 1864
Mustered out Company I, 18th Infantry Regiment Indiana on 28 August 1865 in Savannah, GA
Regiment:    18th Infantry Regiment IN  
Date Mustered:    28 August 1865  
Regiment Type:    Infantry  
Enlisted Died of Disease or Accident:    5  
Officers Died of Disease or Accident:    68  
Enlisted Killed or Mortally Wounded:    1  
Regimental Soldiers and History:    List of Soldiers

Regimental History
Eighteenth Infantry INDIANA
(3 years)

Eighteenth Infantry. Cols., Thomas Patterson, Henry D.
Washburn Lieut.-Cols., Henry D. Washburn, DeWitt C. Thomas,
Jesse L. Holman William S. Charles, James C. Black, Josiah
Campbell; Majs., DeWitt C. Thomas, Jesse L. Holman, John C.
Jenks, Jonathan H. Williams, James C, Black, Napoleon H.

This regiment was organized at Indianapolis, and was mustered
in on Aug. 16, 1861, for three years. It left the state the next
day for St. Louis and accompanied Fremont into Missouri.

On its return it moved with Pope's army to the Blackwater and
aided in the capture of a large number of prisoners. In Feb.
1862, it marched to Cross Hollow, Ark., and in an engagement
near Leesville in March its brigade saved another from
capture, the 18th recapturing the guns of the Peoria
artillery. The regiment participated in the advance at
Elkhorn Tavern, when the enemy was forced from the field, and
then marched for Helena, Ark., being engaged at Cotton Plant
early in July and reaching Helena on the 13th.

On Oct. 11, it moved for southeastern Missouri, where it
passed the winter, and was transferred to Grant's army in the
spring of 1863, participating in the engagement at Grand Gulf.
At Port Gibson it captured a stand of colors and some
artillery; was engaged at Champion's Hill, Black River bridge,
and at Vicksburg from May 19 until its fall, being in the
assault on the enemy's works and the first to carry its colors
to the parapet.

It was in the Bayou Teche campaign and other operations in
Louisiana during the fall, and on Nov. 12 embarked for Texas.
It was engaged at Mustang Island, and in the attack on Fort
Esperanza. It reenlisted at Indianola in Jan. 1864 and was
furloughed home, stopping at Baton Rouge to aid in repelling a
force about to attack the garrison there.

It was ordered to Virginia in July, joined Gen. Butler's
forces at Burmuda Hundred, and was engaged in several severe
skirmishes at Deep Bottom. It was then transferred to
Washington and assigned to the 2nd division 19th corps, which
joined Sheridan's army in Virginia.

It participated in the battle of the Opequan losing 54 killed
and wounded; aided in the defeat of Early at Fisher's Hill,
fought at Cedar Creek, where it lost 51 killed and wounded and
35 prisoners.

Took transports for Savannah GA, Jan. 6, 1865, and was engaged
for three months in building fortifications. It was detached
May 3, and sent to Augusta, GA, raising the Stars and Stripes
over the arsenal for the first time since the beginning of the
war. It returned to Savannah on June 7, was sent to the
southern part of the state, and was mustered out Aug. 28,

Its original strength was 1,056. Gain by recruits, 140;
reenlistments, 359; total, 1,555. Loss by death, 180;
desertion, 53; unaccounted for, 156.

Source: The Union Army, vol. 3

Battles Fought

Fought on 25 December 1861 at Syracuse, MO.
Fought on 06 March 1862 at Pea Ridge, AR.
Fought on 07 March 1862 at Pea Ridge, AR.
Fought on 08 March 1862 at Pea Ridge, AR.
Fought on 01 May 1863 at Magnolia Hills, MS.
Fought on 21 May 1863 at Vicksburg, MS.
Fought on 22 May 1863 at Vicksburg, MS.
Fought on 23 May 1863 at Vicksburg, MS.
Fought on 19 September 1864 at Winchester, VA.
Fought on 07 October 1864.
Fought on 19 October 1864 at Cedar Creek, VA.
Fought on 15 November 1864.
Birth: unknown Death: unknown
"CO. I. 18th IND. INF." Cemetery records list the burial date as 9/22/1892.
Crown Hill Cemetery
Marion County
Indiana, USA
Plot: Section A, Lot 2678
FORT ESPERANZA. Fort Esperanza, a Civil War earthwork fortification on the eastern shore of Matagorda Island, was constructed to guard Cavallo Pass , the entry to Matagorda Bay. The fort was also known as Fort DeBray, in honor of Col. Xavier Blanchard DeBray , commander of the Sub-Military District of Houston. Building of the fort began in late December 1861, when it was determined that the location of Fort Washington, a small fort put up near the lighthouse in 1842–43 on the extreme southeast corner of Matagorda Island, was too exposed. Confederate colonel R. R. Garland chose a new position farther up the pass, at about the halfway point of the island's frontage on the pass, and ordered Capt. Dan Shea to begin the construction. Additional fortifications were added by Maj. Caleb G. Forshey in February 1862. The fort, itself armed with nine guns including eight twenty-four-pounders and one 128-pounder, was out of range of the guns of large federal vessels in the Gulf but had the same command of the channel as the older Fort Washington. The Confederate assessment was that the shallow water, only ten feet deep, on the bar would prevent vessels larger than gunboats from attempting to enter the bay. This proved correct, but the new fort still did not stop the Union navy from forcing the pass.

On October 25, 1862, less than a month after capturing Galveston, William B. Renshaw, captain of the USS Westfield , sailed past Fort Esperanza. Much impressed by the federals' gunnery, the defenders of the fort retreated to Indianola before they could be cut off. The Union forces seized Indianola after a brief battle. Port Lavaca was extensively bombarded, but a Confederate battery of two guns put up a determined resistance. In early November the Union fleet withdrew from Matagorda Bay, and since they had no ground forces to leave behind to secure their gains, the Confederates reoccupied Indianola and Fort Esperanza.

After the Union debacle in the battle of Sabine Pass in September 1863, the federal invasion plans for Texas shifted south. The Rio Grande valley was invaded in early November. Corpus Christi and Aransas Pass fell in the middle of the month. Union troops advanced up St. Joseph's Island. Their crossing to Matagorda Island was unsuccessfully challenged, and a battle took place on November 23 at Cedar Bayou, which separates the two islands. After Union forces under Gen. T. E. G. Ransom reached Fort Esperanza on November 27 and dug in, a two-day battle followed. On the night of November 29 the Confederates, outnumbered and outflanked, evacuated the fort after spiking the guns, firing their stores, and blowing up their magazines. The fort was occupied and repaired by the Union forces, who used it as their base of operations for further campaigns in the area. In the spring of 1864 the Union troops were withdrawn from Matagorda Bay to participate in the proposed invasion of Texas from northeast Louisiana. After the last of the federals left Matagorda Island on June 15, Fort Esperanza was reoccupied by the Confederates and held until the end of the war.

The eastern walls of the fort were destroyed as the shoreline was eroded by a storm in 1868. By 1878 the rest of the nine-foot-high, twenty-foot-thick, turf-covered walls had eroded away, but the shore was accreting again. The outlying emplacements and rifle pits can still be traced in some areas.

J. Barto Arnold III, A Matagorda Bay Magnetometer Survey and Site Test Excavation Project (Texas Antiquities Committee Publication 9, Austin, 1982). Brownson Malsch, Indianola-The Mother of Western Texas (Austin: Shoal Creek, 1977).
J. Barto Arnold III When

The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.
J. Barto Arnold III, "FORT ESPERANZA," Handbook of Texas Online (), accessed June 18, 2011. Published by the Texas State Historical Association
January 10, 1864

The Capture of Fort Esperanza-Official Report of Col. Washburne.; HEADQUARTERS FIRST DIVISION, FIRST BRIGADE FIFTEENTH ARMY CORPS, SALURIA, Texas,
Thursday, Dec. 3, 1863.

MAJOR: I beg leave to submit the following report of the part taken by the First Brigade, First Division Fifteenth army Corps, in the reduction of Fort Esperanza, on Matagorda Island.

At midnight, Nov. 27, I had succeeded, after much difficulty, in getting the whole of my force across Cedar Bayon, upon the island, and marched immediately to join Gen. RANSOM, some eight miles in advance. After a few hours' rest we moved up the island, making a very hard march through the sand of 23 miles; we camped in the night and moved in the morning for this place, my brigade, by your order, moving along the beach.

About 12 o'clock we had advanced to the light-house, and in close proximity to the enemy's works. The main portion of the command was halted, and by your order I proceeded, with one company from each of my regiments, under the command of Capt. IRA MOORE, Thirty-third Illinois infantry, a most excellent officer, supported by the Thirty-third Illinois infantry, to reconnoitre and endeavor to find the strength and position of the enemy. Moving cautiously up the beach, we soon drove in the enemy's pickets, and our advance was safely lodged in a range of sand hills within three hundred yards of the outer work of the enemy -- a heavy earthwork extending from the bay to a lagoon running from the bay on the mainland side of the island. The work was regularly laid out, about fifteen feet in thickness, and from ten to fifteen feet in height. The enemy now opened upon us from Fort Esperanza with his 125-pounder and 24-pounders, throwing shells, but with little or no effect. Having found out the position and apparent strength of the enemy, by your order I withdrew my advance.

During, the night, a heavy "norther" coming on, we were unable to do much on the 28th. During the night of the 28th, Captain MCALLISTEK, of the Eighth Indiana, and Captain HULL of the Ninety-ninth Illinois, both of whom had had considerable experience in that line in the rear of Vicksburgn, with a fatigue party from each of the regiments in the brigade, under cover of the darkness, dug a rifle-pit from the sand-hills on the beach, held by us the first day, and running parallel with the enemy's works, 210 yards, in length, sufficient to cover a regiment. Sergeant GOODLANDER, of Company F. Eighth Indiana, with a small detail from the different regiments, was ordered to move at early dawn in advance of our rifle pit; and endeavor to gain a position on the outer edge of the enemy's works. The Eighth Indiana was also moved out, and ordered to lay down in open prairie, in order to take advantage of any lodgment our advance might make. Capt. HULL, Ninety-ninth Illinois, volunteered, and accompanied the advance. The morning was bitterly cold, and our men suffered severely. Our advance moved up slowly and cautiously, took position on the outside of the work, (the inside being controlled by the enemy in the sand hills between the work and the main tort,) driving in a small picket force on the inside.

The force for protection of the work having been driven by the weather to the sand-hills, endeavored to rally and drive our men back, but in vain. The Eighth Indiana was immediately sent forward in small detachments, so as to avoid the fire of the heavy guns of the fort, and gained a safe footing in our rifle-pits and on the enemy's works. Finding ourselves more successful than I had dared to hope. I returned to the main portion of my brigade and immediately sent Col. LIPPINCOTT his regiment to the front, with instructions to take command of the forces in front, and to advance as far as condence would allow, and to get, if possible, a position where our artillery might be made effective, Col. LIPPINCOTT moved promptly with his command, and I soon had the pleasure of hearing from him that he had secured a good position for our artillery.

Adjutant W.W. ZENER, of the Eighteenth Indians now [???] staff was ordered in [???] up two pieces of the Seventh Michigan battery, under command of Lieut. STILLMAN, which be accomplished with dispatch. The pieces were brought np and placed in battery under a heavy fire from the fort -- fortunately not very accurate; and we soon had the pleasure of seeing our shells dropping in the enemy's stronghold, and driving them from their runs. Col. LIPPINCOTT had very judiciously disposed, of the two regiments, and had previously to the arrival of the artillery advanced several companies into the sand hills in our front, driving back the enemy nearer his main work. I also ordered possession to be taken of an old work several hundred yards in our front, and to the left and rear of the tort, which was gallantly done by Capt. MCALLISTER, Eighth Indiana, with his company. This enabled us to move our advance on the right nearer the fort.
In the meantime I had ordered Lieut.-Col. CHARLES, Eighteenth Indiana, to move his regiment to the support of the Eighth Indiana and Thirty third Illinois, in doing which he passed under a heavy fire from the fort, but fortunately for him the enemy threw nothing but solid shot, which from their size were easily avoided, and he gained his position with the loss of but one man. Night coming on, found four companies of the Eighth Indiana and five companies of the Thirty-third Illinois in the sand hills near the fort, (725 yards, as shown by measurement;) two companies of the Eighth Indiana held the old work to our front. The balance of these three regiments held the outside of the new work. The men, although the night was raw and cold, remained upon the field and in their position. A fatigue party was detailed from the reserve regiments and proceeded to move the four pieces of the Seventh Michigan battery to the work occupied by our troops and by filling the ditch placed them in a fine position. I also ordered a portion of the Eighteenth Indiana, under Capt. LOWES, to reinforce Capt. MCALLISTER, as I believed that to be an important point. The Ninety-ninth Illinois and Twenty-third Iowa, who were held in reserve, were to move at daylight to our position, while a general advance of the whole brigade was to take place. These arrangements were hardly completed, when, about 12 o'clock, an explosion of gunpowder in the fort warned us that the enemy were on the move. I immediately ordered an advance of the skirmishers, and found that the enemy had fled, leaving behind him his stores and ammunition, and the personal baggage of the officers. They had, however, piled a large quantity of cotton around the different magazines, after having scattered gunpowder in different places. The advance pushed on to the ferry, but were toollate; the enemy had cut the rope, allowing the floating bridge to swing around upon the shore. They had also attempted to destroy it by piling cotton upon it and firing it: but our men were too close and put out the fire. Six of the eight men left by the enemy to fire the trains were captured at daylight. I moved a small force across to McHenry Island, and took possession of a small earthwork containing one 24-pounder, considerable ammunition and some garrison equipage. In Fort Esperanza we found one 128-pounder Columbian and seven 24-pounder siege guns. Two of the magazines were saved. Considerable camp and garrison equipage was in the fort, but owing to the danger from the explosions we failed to save it. My total loss was one man killed and ten wounded, among the latter Lieut. GEO. H. FIFER, Acting Aid-de-Camp, a gallant and brave soldier, who fell severely wounded during our first reconnaissance. My officers and men behaved gallantly, showing that they had lost none of that coolness and bravery evinced by them upon the battle-fields of Pea Ridge, Frederickton, Port Hudson, Champion Hills, Black River Bridge, Vicksburgh and Jackson. Col. LIPPINCOTT, of the Thirty-third Illinois, rendered me great assistance in the advance upon the enemy's works, and displayed both courage and judgment.

Maj. KINNEY, of the Eighth Indiana, though lately promoted to the position, proved by his courage and coolness that he was well worthy of the same.
Lieut.-Col. CHARLES, of the Eighteenth Indiana, brought his regiment in fine style and good order, through a heavy fire from the fort to the support of the two advance regiments.

Col. BAILEY, of the Ninety-ninth Illinois, and Col. GLASGOW, of the Twenty-third Iowa, who were held in reserve, were both anxious to be removed to the iront, and, more by accident than anything else, were thrown into the reserve. Both regiments, however, had already established their reputations as veterans, on the well-fought fields of Mississippi.

I am greatly indebted to Capt. MCALLISTER, Eighth Indiana, and Capt. HULL, Ninety-ninth Illinois, for their assistance in the digging and laying out of the rifle-pits and placing of the battery.

Lieut. STILLMAN, commanding the Seventh Michigan battery, rendered very efficient aid in discomfiting the enemy. Two guns of his battery were worked right under the fire of the guns of the fort.
My own Staff discharged their duty with fidelity, courage and ability. They are as follows:

Maj. J.H. Elliott, Thirty-third Illinois. Inspector-General and Chief of Staff.
Capt. S.H. Dunbar, Eighth Indiana, A.A.A. General.
Capt. JOHN RUESS, Eighth Indiana, A.A.C.S.
Lieut. and Adjt. W.W. Zener, Eighteenth Indiana. A.D.C. and Provost-Marshal.
Lieut. Geo. H. Fifer, Thirty-third Illinois, A.D.C.
Lieut. J.G. Sever, Seventy-ninth Illinois, ordnance officer.
Maj. Ledlie, Ninety-ninth Illinois, senior surgeon, was detailed on operating board.

I would also make especial mention of Sergt. JOHN GOODLANDER, of Company F. Eighth Indiana, and private ADDISON HALLENRECK, Company K. Eighteenth Indiana, who were the first to mount the enemy's works the morning of the 29th. In mentioning the above I would not nave it understood that any of my officers or men failed to do their duty -- and their whole duty.
I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

Colonel commanding First brigade, First division, &c.
Name: James Turpin
Name Note: Also Known As: Also Known As Note:
Event: Military Service Rank
In: Private Rank In Note:
Rank Out: Private Rank Out Note:
Side: Union
Side Note: State (or Origin): Indiana Military
Unit: 18th Regiment, Indiana Infantry
Military Unit Note: Company: I
Company Note:
General Note: NARA
Publication Title: Index to Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served in Organizations From the State of Indiana.
NARA Publication Number: M540 NARA Roll Number: 78 Film Number: 881799
Name: James Turpin
Birth Date:
Spouse's Name: Mary E. Sauley
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Event Date: 26 Oct 1867
Event Place: Marion Co., Indiana
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Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M01331-7
System Origin: Indiana-EASy
GS Film number: 499370
Reference ID: 51

Citing this Record:
"Indiana, Marriages, 1780-1992," index, FamilySearch ( : accessed 13 March 2015), James Turpin and Mary E. Sauley, 26 Oct 1867; citing reference 51; FHL microfilm 499,370.

Mary Elizabeth Sauley

Birth:  unknown
Death:  1922

Note: burial: MAY 17,1922
Crown Hill Cemetery
Marion County
Indiana, USA
Plot: Sec: A, Lot: 1679
Created by: John C. Anderson
Record added: Dec 28, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 46036938
Name: James Turpin
Birth Date:
Spouse's Name: Mary E. Sauley
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Event Date: 26 Oct 1867
Event Place: Marion Co., Indiana
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Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M01331-7
System Origin: Indiana-EASy
GS Film number: 499370
Reference ID: 51

Citing this Record:
"Indiana, Marriages, 1780-1992," index, FamilySearch ( : accessed 13 March 2015), James Turpin and Mary E. Sauley, 26 Oct 1867; citing reference 51; FHL microfilm 499,370.

Susannah Trisler

Trisler Family
Trisler information, provided indirectly from Richard Cawby, who in Aug 1982provided by letter to Mr. Frank Trisler of Harrodsburg, KY the following information:

Dear Mr. Trisler,

I was pleased to receive your letter of July 15, 1982, inquiring
about Dr. Peter Trisler (Trissler, Tristler) and his old Bible and
medical books. Unfortunately, we do not know the whereabouts of any
of the old books mention in Bennet Young's History of Jessamine co.

My aunt, Margaret Cawby Neal, a grand-daughter of John Thomas Cawby,
has in her possession several old German Bibles and medical books,
but only one of them has any family information recorded in its pages.
Enclosed is a rough copy of that translation….

Also, Mrs. Nelle Ellis, another grand-daughter of John Thomas Cawby
has in her possession an old German Bible printed in 1744. Enclosed
is a copy of the translation of the family records contain therein.
We do not know the relationship of Peter Trissler to those recorded.

John Thomas Cawby was a grandson of Dr. Peter Trissler, and I feel
certain that his mother's name was Susan. I am a great-grandson of
John Thomas Cawby and a great-great-great-grandson of Dr. Peter
Trissler.  ….

Signed: Richard Cawby

[enclosure to Richard Cawby letter]

Bible in possession of Dr. Peter Trissler

This information came from an old German Bible printed in 1744. It is
the property of Mrs. Nelle Ellis, a grand-daughter of John Thomas
Cawby. The heading was the only part written in English. Nelle Ellis
lives at Hamilton, Kansas.


This was the property of Dr. Peter Tristler. Born in Sutensburg,
Chille in Germany 1745. And now the property of his grandson J. T.
Cawby. Born 1 day Sept. 1810 County of Jessamine and State of Ky.

26th day of Jan 1752 have I honestly with Christian thought in
Holy marriage given.

In the 9th day of Oct. 1754 at night between 11 and 12 o'clock I
gave birth to a daughter named Irmila.

In the 13th day of Nov. Anno 1756 in the morning between 7 and
8 o'clock I gave birth to a son named David. Born in the sign of
the Lion.

In the 19th day of Sept. Anno 1758 in the morning at
6 o'clock I gave birth to another son Daniel in the sign of Tiers

Anno 1760 15th day of October in the sign of Ainbois (?)
(Scales) our son Michael born but on the 27th of June
the night between 11 and 12 o'clock died in name of our redeemer.

Anno 1762 in the 22nd day of June in the sign of the
Lion I gave birth to a son but the same night between 8 and
9 o'clock he died in the name of the Lord.

Anno 1763 11th Aug. between 6 and 7 o'clock in the sign
of the Virgin I gave birth to a daugher named Ammelim M.

Anno 1765 29th June between 11 and 12 o'clock afternoon
in the sign of the Novbiou I gave birth to a daughter named Barbara.

Anno 1767 20th day of Sept. between 8 and 9 o'clock in
the morning in the sign of the Lion I gave birth to a son named
Henry Huber.

Anno 1769 the 18th day of Oct. between 8 and 9 o'clock
in the morning in the sign of the Twins I gave birth to a son
named Michael Huber.


The translation of this record was made by Paul R. Sorenz,
Jan 15, 1936


[enclosure to letter of Richard Cawby]

J. A. Ludwig Trissler

March 25, 1774

Have I Ludwig Trissler my minor daughter, Susana Trisslerin
(femine Trissler)to you this Bible, I bought, I wish you
(plural) luck herewith, may you diligently receive the same.

[left edge missing] Dear wife, fear god, and in the case that,

…..belongs to all people

…..Gods will to all people, sufficient,

….This which is hidden in good or in bad

….was Gods (wishes)
he does then God will have too. (difficult to read)

Anno Jan 4, 1783 (Birth)
To the world was born in this year a daughter, the name (cannot
decipher) Maria given to it. Witnesses -- Herrn Zinler & his

Anno 1784 ws born & in
the hold baptism and in the name of Johan (or Johanna) baptised
wittnesses were Herrn Zinler and wife.

1786 -- 1st Sept, signed

Friedrich was born, baptismal witnesses Herrn Zinler & wife

1786 --was unto the world born, a little boy his name is Friedrich
and his baptismal witnesses were Herrn Heinrich Zinler and his
wedded wife.

[bottom of page] 1757 - 1767 Nurenberg [printed]
Susanna TRISLER25 ,194 was born about 1788 in Md. She died in 1858 in Franklin, Johnson, IN (age 70 yrs.). By Researcher: Tina (Trisler) Gilbert

A court case of Trisler vs Howser, for Slander was filed 24 March 1819.
(This was Abraham Howser and Mary Elizabeth Trisler, his wife)
4 Oct 1819, a summons was sent to the following to testify for Dr PeterTrisler.
Peter Trisler, Jr. and wife, ELIZABETH TRISLER, SENR, (wife of Dr Peter)
Susanna Canvy and John Trisler.
So we find Susanna's name as Cawby, Canvy and Cawbey. This summons isfairly well written with the name Canvy and in my records I will use thatname.

Susanna married Martin Cawby. Bond by Martin Convey and Peter Trisler.More information on this family is now in my files. She is responsiblefor bringing the name Zike into the Trisler family. She married MartinCawby. Their son, John Thomas Cawby married Catherine Ann Zike, thegrand daughter of Jacob Zike.