Corp. John W. Seabrook

Daniel and Peninah (Guest) Seabrook, both now deceased, are the parents of the subject of this sketch who was born in New Albany, Indiana, Sept. 18, 1843. The maiden name of his wife, to whom he was united in marriage, Dec. 28, 1870, in New Albany, Ind., was Emma Wolf. She was born in New Albany, Indiana, July 13, 1851. Her father, Lexington Wolf has passed away, but her mother, whose maiden name was Elizabeth F. Pollard is still spared. Two children have blessed this marriage: Edward C. and Gertrude M.  Comrade Seabrook was following his trade as a blacksmith when the war between the North and the South began; he was enrolled when but 18 years of age, July 16, 1862, at New Albany, Ind., as Corp., in 9th Indp. Legion. He was ill in quarters on U.S. transport a short time while in service. His services consisted of scouting and considerable skirmishing; he also did considerable guard and garrison duty in and around Indianapolis, Indiana. His term of service having expired, he was granted an honorable discharge Sept. 27, 1862, at Indianapolis, Indiana. His wife’s father, Lexington Wolf, a record of whom will be found in this volume, served as pilot flag-ship ”Autocrat” on the Mississippi and Ohio rivers. Comrade Seabrook was called to his reward Feb. 21, 1895. His widow now resides in New Albany, Ind.

From the book, Presidents, Soldiers, Statesmen Vol. II

H.H. Hardesty, Publisher

N.Y., Toledo, Chicago

1893

 

Pg. 1219

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