Person:Cyruss Downey (1)

m. 13 Mar 1817
  1. Martha Jane Downey1821 - 1888
  2. James Downey1822 - 1858
  3. Cyruss Downey1825 - 1893
  4. Mary Eliza Downey1827 - 1856
  5. Charles Downey1829 - 1907
  6. Margaret Ann Downey1832 - 1847
m. 25 Nov 1852
Facts and Events
Name[1] Cyruss Downey
Gender Male
Birth[1] 7 Feb 1825 Urbana, Champaign, Ohio, United States
Marriage 25 Nov 1852 Coles, Illinois, United Statesto Catherine Burtner
Census 4 Jul 1860 Westfield, Clark, Illinois, United Stateswith Catherine Burtner
Other[2] Bet 1 Aug 1862 and 31 May 1865 Clark, Illinois, United StatesMilitary
Census 20 Jun 1870 Westfield, Clark, Illinois, United Stateswith Catherine Burtner
Census 1880 Tuscola, Douglas, Illinois, United Stateswith Catherine Burtner
Death[1] 14 Feb 1893 Decatur, Macon, Illinois, United States
Burial[1] Greenwood Cemetery, Decatur, Macon, Illinois, United StatesLot 82, Block 11

during the Civil War, Cyrus Downey wrote the following letter to his brother:

  December the 22th 1863 
  Murfreesboro Tenn 
  Dear Brother 
  I thot that I would drop you a few lines to let you a few words 
  that I got your letter yesterday, and was glad to hear from you 
  and tell Catharine that I would be glad to have those suspenders 
  and [unreadable word] and that knife and handkerchief and if I 
  don't get them before the 15 of next month I can by them here 
  those things will cost me a bout 8 or 10 $ and send me that box 
  when you get the chance but I want them other things rite the way 
  as soon as you can send them I send my love to you all  This is the 
  Chickamoga battle ground and when I get home I will show you 
  where our reg fot hand this to Catharine 
  Cyrus Downey
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Compiler: Diane Manley. Ray & Diane's Genealogy Page, Url:
  2. Cyrus was a resident of Westfield, Clark County when he enlisted on 01 Aug 1862 in Company F if the 123 Infantry Regiment. He was mustered in 6 Sep 1862 and mustered out 31 May 1865.