|George B. Greenlee||Sarah E. Kerwood|
Welcome to my homepage, my name is Cindi, my interest in the Civil War began back when I was a senior in highschool and I had the opportunity to visit Washington DC and Gettysburg for my senior class trip. I did nothing to further that interest until about 4 years ago when I began to study the genealogy on my fathers side of the family. It was during this study that I discovered that my Great Great Grandfather, George B. Greenlee, was a union soldier during the war. When I discovered this it stirred up a long lost childhood memory. I remember sitting with my great grandmother in her tiny little house and on the wall hanging on an old coat hanger was the uniform worn by her father my Great Great Grandfather during that turbulent conflict so many years ago.
George Burns Greenlee was born January 5, 1849 to Clark Greenlee and Mgaba(sp) Finemore in Arbuckle, West Virgina located in Mason County. Siblings are Nancy, Emma and Sara; estimated birth for all 3 is 1839-1862 and estimated death for all 3 is 1844-1946.
From a copy of a paper dated January 7, 1884 from the War Department, Adjutant General's office:
George B. Greenlee, a Private of Company G, 13 regiment W.Va. Infantry volunteers, was enrolled on the 12th day of December, 1863, at Barboursville, W. Va. for a period of 3 years and is reported on the muster roll February 29, 1864. (Note: The muster-in roll shows him as being age 18 when enlisted but from the paper work I have, he enlisted when he was 14 and was mustered in when he was 15). This paper also states that for March and April 1865 he was absent from the muster rolls and was in the hospital at Winchester, Va. since April 27, 1865. It goes on to say that he was mustered out a private on detachment muster-out roll from McKirns Hospital in Baltimore, Md. on May 15th, 1865 and there are no Hospital records available.
The Company Muster-in and Descriptive Roll states the following:
Roll dated Guyandotte(sp), W. VA, February 28, 1864. Where born Mason County W.VA, age 18; occupation Farmer When enlisted December 12, 1863 For what period enlisted 3 years. Eyes Blue; hair light; complexion light; height 5'4" Bounty paid $0.00; due $300.00
The Detachment Muster-out Roll states the following:
Mustered-out date May 15, 1865, Baltimore, Md. Last paid to October 31, 1865 bounty paid $140.00; due $160.00 and then under remarks it says: Due U.S. $76.92 for clothing overdrawn.
A copy of an application to the Department of the Interior, Bureau of Pensions dated October 13, 1921 and written in George B. Greenlee's own hand states the following:
He married Sarah Ellen Kerwood on October 20, 1877 at Ripley Jackson West Virgina. To this union it looks like 9 children were born (the following is my best guess because George B. Greenlee's writing is somewhat shaky):
Ola (My Great Grandmother) Born August 30, 1878;
Jack born Sept 3, 1880;
Olie May born July 20, 1882;
Ingala Born May 21, 18??;
George Dolphus born April 9, 1886;
Horace born March 14, 1888;
Carrie born April 2, 1891;
Andy born March 23, 1893;
and Ulah born June 16, 1895.
He also lists 4 more children, Fred, Carl, Chester and Mary Elizabeth in which he states he can not give the birth dates (I believe these children were from his second marriage to Maggie May Nicholl).
Sarah Ellen Kerwood died September 4, 1898 and he married a Maggie May Nicholl on June or August 14, 1899. He states that he does not no any thing about her husband but she told George that she was divorced and she had 4 children. George later divorced Maggie May in October 1918...I have copies of 2 sworn depositons from Maggies brother Jessie and her sister Edith that the divorce was due to spousel abuse, according to these depositions Maggie was brusied about the face and arms and that she was forced to pay George for sex at 50 cents per session....Maggie also stated that her and the children were afraid of George as he had violently beat her..
George married one last time to Alice V. Shue in Akron Ohio in Summit County on October 21,1918 George lived out the remaining of his days in or about Akron Ohio and his last address was listed as 157 W. Cedar, the address of his eldest daughter Ola, he lived until age 83. His death certificate list Uremia as the principal cause of death with Nephritis listed as a contributory cause. George died on April 5, 1932 in Akron City Hospital and was buried in Rose Hill Burial Park on April 7, 1932 in Akron, Ohio.
History of the 13th West Virginia Infantry
The 13th Infantry West Virginia Volunteers was organized October, 1862, at Point Pleasant, Va. (W.Va) serving in the Kanawha Valley during its first year. Commanding officers were Col. William R. Brown and Lt. Col. James R. Hall.
The 13th served at Winfield, Va. and Hurricane Bridge, where they fought an engagement against confederate General Jenkins. In the summer of 1863 they were ordered to Ohio to pursue the rebel cavalryman John Hunt Morgan. The 13th engaged Morgan at Bluffington Island and the Big Hocking River. They then returned to duty in the Kanawha Valley.
On May 22, 1864 the 13th was assigned to duty under General Crook, Department of West Virginia, 1st Brigade (various divisions) and engaged in meritorious service at Lynchburg, Winchester, Kernstown, Charlestown, Halltown, Berryville, Opequoan, Fisher's Hill and Cedar Creek.
During its service the regiment lost 4 officers and 57 enlisted men to combat and 1 officer and 108 enlisted men to disease. The regiment was mustered out June 22, 1865.
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