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I Jonathan D Douglas Earp
d.22 DEC 1864 At sea
m. 23 Jan 1845
  1. Louise A. Ann Louisa Earp1845 - 1886
  2. Nicholas R Earp1847 - 1947
  3. I Jonathan D Douglas Earp1848 - 1864
  4. Josephine Earp1850 - 1944
  5. Appeline (Twin) Earp1850 - 1899
  6. Alferd S. Earp1852 - 1942
  7. I Sarah E. Elizabeth Elizebeth Earp1854 - 1926
  8. Walter C Earp1857 - 1917
  9. Mary Mitilda Matilda Earp1859 - 1948
  10. George E. Ellsworth Earp1862 - 1950
  11. Charles Henesman Earp1865 - 1866
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Name I Jonathan D Douglas Earp
Gender Male
Birth? 31 JUL 1848 Monmouth, Warren Co., IL
Death[1] 22 DEC 1864 At seaY

[Mcdaniel.GED]

Jonathan D Earp was a private in Co L, 12 Regt. Ill. Calvary Volunteers, enrolling on December 7, 1863, at Monmouth. He was reported sick and in the hospital at Baton Rouge, Lo uisiana since October 12, 1864. He was transferred to the steamer NORTH AMERICA on December 22, 1864.

The Steamer NORTH AMERICA foundered and was lost at sea December 22, 1864, en-route from New Orleans, LA. to New York.

Several original letters that Jonathan wrote to his family are entered into his pension file. I am including one of them for the general interest as an indication of t he times, and the thoughts of a young Yankee soldier stationed in the South.

Copied as written.

Louseney Aug 13, 1864

Dear father i no seat myself to ancer your kind and welcome lett

er which i reseced yesterday and i was glad to hear from you and to hear that the family was all well / well father i will now tell you what king of a place we have to stay / we have good stabel for o ur horses and we make our bunks up on the manes and it is a good place to stay. and we have plenty to eat and drink such as it is. but the water is not very good / i and to of the other boys got some this band and had a good / well father we did not draw our pay last paday but we will draw 104 dollars and i expect to send it all home but the for dollars if nothin hapines / well you said that you w ould have plenty of milems but we wont be ther to get som of them but thir is plenty of peaches to / we have plenty of them to eat. the nigers bring things in to us and we trade them things such as be enes and beef and rice so we have plenty but i would like it better if we would go up the river. they talk of sendon us to kentucky / i hope they will for this is one of as mene a state to soljer in a s eny in the United states / i beleve i rains every day and has for 5 or 6 weeks. the water is all over the erth / we have bin epectn an attacket on this place for som time but they have not come yet but had a little sirmuch with them but they wold not stand fier and they run like the devil was after them / so we came back. i dont think they will come in yet for they now better than to come on to us. well pap i hant got much to rite this time so must bring my letter to a close. you must rite some and tell me all the news. Charley kinsmen is very anctus to get a ancer to thet letter that he rot

e to you. so good by this this time / give my love to all the family.

For J.J. Earp from J.D. Earp

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More About Jonathan D Earp:

Fact 3: 1850, Warren Co, IL1

Fact 4

1860, Henderson Co, IL, Pg 340, Ln 81

Military: Private, Co L, 12 Reg IL1

[Mcdaniel.GED]

Jonathan D Earp was a private in Co L, 12 Regt. Ill. Calvary Volunteers, enrolling on December 7, 1863, at Monmouth. He was reported sick and in the hospital at Baton Rouge, Louisiana since October 12, 1864. He was transferred to the steamer NORTH AMERICA on December 22, 1864.

The Steamer NORTH AMERICA foundered and was lost at sea December 22, 1864, en-route from New Orleans, LA. to New York.

Several original letters that Jonathan wrote to his family are entered into his pension file. I am including one of them for the general interest as an indication of the times, and the thoughts of a young Yankee soldier stationed in the South.

Copied as written.

Louseney Aug 13, 1864

Dear father i no seat myself to ancer your kind and welcome letter which i reseced yesterday and i was glad to hear from you and to hear that the family was all well / well father i will now tell you what king of a place we have to stay / we have good stabel for our horses and we make our bunks up on the manes and it is a good place to stay. and we have plenty to eat and drink such as it is. but the water is not very good / i and to of the other boys got some this band and had a good / well father we did not draw our pay last paday but we will draw 104 dollars and i expect to send it all home but the for dollars if nothin hapines / well you said that you would have plenty of milems but we wont be ther to get som of them but thir is plenty of peaches to / we have plenty of them to eat. the nigers bring things in to us and we trade them things such as beenes and beef and rice so we have plenty but i would like it better if we would go up the river. they talk of sendon us to kentucky / i hope they will for this is one of as mene a state to soljer in as eny in the United states / i beleve i rains every day and has for 5 or 6 weeks. the water is all over the erth / we have bin epectn an attacket on this place for som time but they have not come yet but had a little sirmuch with them but they wold not stand fier and they run like the devil was after them / so we came back. i dont think they will come in yet for they now better than to come on to us. well pap i hant got much to rite this time so must bring my letter to a close. you must rite some and tell me all the news. Charley kinsmen is very anctus to get a ancer to thet letter that he rote to you. so good by this this time / give my love to all the family.

For J.J. Earp from J.D. Earp

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More About Jonathan D Earp:

Fact 3: 1850, Warren Co, IL1

Fact 4: 1860, Henderson Co, IL, Pg 340, Ln 81

Military: Private, Co L, 12 Reg IL1

[Mcdaniel.GED]

Jonathan D Earp was a private in Co L, 12 Regt. Ill. Calvary Volunteers,enrolling on December 7, 1863, at Monmouth. He was reported sick and inthe hospital at Baton Rouge, Louisiana since October 12, 1864. He wastransferred to the steamer NORTH AMERICA on December 22, 1864.

The Steamer NORTH AMERICA foundered and was lost at sea December 22,1864, en-route from New Orleans, LA. to New York.

Several original letters that Jonathan wrote to his family are enteredinto his pension file. I am including one of them for the generalinterest as an indication of the times, and the thoughts of a youngYankee soldier stationed in the South.

Copied as written.

Louseney Aug 13, 1864

Dear father i no seat myself to ancer your kind and welcome letter whichi reseced yesterday and i was glad to hear from you and to hear that thefamily was all well / well father i will now tell you what king of aplace we have to stay / we have good stabel for our horses and we makeour bunks up on the manes and it is a good place to stay. and we haveplenty to eat and drink such as it is. but the water is not very good / iand to of the other boys got some this band and had a good / well fatherwe did not draw our pay last paday but we will draw 104 dollars and iexpect to send it all home but the for dollars if nothin hapines / wellyou said that you would have plenty of milems but we wont be ther to getsom of them but thir is plenty of peaches to / we have plenty of them toeat. the nigers bring things in to us and we trade them things such asbeenes and beef and rice so we have plenty but i would like it better ifwe would go up the river. they talk of sendon us to kentucky / i hopethey will for this is one of as mene a state to soljer in as eny in theUnited states / i beleve i rains every day and has for 5 or 6 weeks. thewater is all over the erth / we have bin epectn an attacket on this placefor som time but they have not come yet but had a little sirmuch withthem but they wold not stand fier and they run like the devil was afterthem / so we came back. i dont think they will come in yet for they nowbetter than to come on to us. well pap i hant got much to rite this timeso must bring my letter to a close. you must rite some and tell me allthe news. Charley kinsmen is very anctus to get a ancer to thet letterthat he rote to you. so good by this this time / give my love to all thefamily.

For J.J. Earp from J.D. Earp

More About Jonathan D Earp:

Fact 3: 1850, Warren Co, IL1

Fact 4: 1860, Henderson Co, IL, Pg 340, Ln 81

Military: Private, Co L, 12 Reg IL1

_UID: 7827E137-95FB-467E-A715-D8B2F1C30DDE

RIN: MH:IF11467

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