Private Jehu E. Wickersham, Company B.


JEHU5 WICKERSHAM (ENOCH4, JEHU3, JAMES2, THOMAS1) was born 1826 in Guilford County, NC, and died July 21, 1864 in Peach Tree Creek, GA. He married CYNTHIA BATES November 06, 1853 in New London, IN, daughter of ISSAC BATES and NANCY. She was born 1832 in Indiana.

Notes for JEHU WICKERSHAM:
Jehu E. Wickersham (Eoch4 Jehu3 James2 Thomas1), son of Enoch and Elizabeth was born about 1826 in Guilford County North Carolina. He moved with his family to Henry County, Indiana some time after 1830. Jehu's father died in Greensboro Township about 1840. Then about 1847, Jehu and his mother and four other children moved to New London in Howard County where Jehu's cousin, Dr. Moses R. Wickersham was publishing a newspaper. New London was a young community, and Jehu had a lot of opportunity to practice his trade of carpentry. He married Cynthia Ann Bates in New London on November 6, 1853. Cynthia, a daughter of Isaac and Nancy Bates, was born about 1832 in Indiana. Cynthia and Jehu lived in Howard County several years, then moved to Guthrie County, Iowa for a short time before settling in Ironton, Wisconsin about 1860.
Jehu enlisted into military service on the 27th of September 1661 at Ironton, Wisconsin. The records show he was 35 years of age, married, had blue eyes, sandy hair, light complexion, was 5 feet 10 1/4 inches in height, and by occupation a farmer. He was a private in Company B of the 12th Regiment of the Wisconsin Infantry Volunteers. Re-enlisting Januarv 5, 1864 at Natchez, Mississippi, Jehu was killed in action July 21, 1864 at the battle of Peach Tree Creek near Atlanta, Georgia. He is reportedly buried at the National Cemetery at Atlanta. Jehu recorded his observations during his service in a dairy which is still in existence.
Nearly four years after Jehu's death, his widow, Cynthia, married William, C. Mullinix, son of Henry and Elizabeth Mullinix of Perry, Indiana on 25 December 1867, in Ironton. (William, a clergyman, officiated the wedding ceremony of his stepson, Howard, several years later.)

Children of Jehu and Cynthia Wickersham:
i. George, b. 21 Aug 1854 in Howard County, Indiana.
ii. (6) Howard, b. 24 Aug 1856 in Howard County, Indiana; d. 2 May 1937 in College Springs, Iowa; m. 7 Mar 1877; m2. Nellie Burch at College Springs.
iii. Warren, (b. probably in Guthrie Co., Iowa); d. April 1862 in Ironton, Wisc.
iv. (female), (b. probably in Guthrie Co., Iowa) d. April 1862 in Ironton, Wisc.
v. Franklin b. 19 Feb l864 in Ironton, Wisc.; d. 8 Mar 1865 in Ironton, Wisc.

References:

Jehu E. Wickersham Pension Records, National Archives, Washington, D.C.
Deed Book, Howard County, Indiana.
Certificate of Service, State of Wisconsin, Jehu E. Wickersham
Roster of Wisconsin Volunteers of the Rebellion, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant-General's Office, 1886, p. 710.
Edna Johnes Payne, ibid.

Children of JEHU WICKERSHAM and CYNTHIA BATES are:
i. HOWARD6 WICKERSHAM, b. August 24, 1856, Howard County, Indiana; d. May 02, 1937, College Springs, IA.
ii. GEORGE WICKERSHAM, b. August 21, 1854, Howard County, Indiana.
iii. WARREN WICKERSHAM, b. Unknown, Guthrie County, IA; d. April 1862, Ironton, WI.
iv. ? WICKERSHAM, b. Unknown, Guthrie County, IA; d. April 1862, Ironton, WI.
v. FRANKLIN WICKERSHAM, b. February 19, 1864, Ironton, WI; d. March 08, 1965, Ironton, WI.

Information by: Diana Szygenda Easton