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Ancestors of Byron Stanbery

Generation No. 1

      1. Byron Stanbery, born January 1, 1846 in Sandusky, Ohio; died January 3, 1930 in Deerfield, Mi.. He was the son of 2. Moses Andrew Stanbery and 3. Alena Mackey. He married (1) Mariah Diver October 19, 1873 in Petersburg, Mi.. She was born 1855 in Monroe, Mi., and died August 19, 1922 in Deerfield, Mi.. She was the daughter of John Diver and Nancy Ann Chamberlain.

Notes for Byron Stanbery:

Byron was born Jan.1, 1846 in Sandusky, Ohio the son of Moses Andrew and Alena Mackey. He died Jan.3, 1930 in Deerfield, Mich.
Moses died when Byron was seven years old, leaving behind his wife and two small children, Byron and sister Frances.
His mother remarried and they moved to Michigan. He enlisted in the Army Jan.12, 1861 at Whitford, Mich. He was 5'3", had brown hair and listed his occupation as farmer. Believe he must have lied about his age as he was only fifteen, not the required sixteen years of age. However this was easily fibbed, as it was common to write the number sixteen on a piece of paper, place it in the shoe, and then swear they were "over sixteen". Perhaps he did this. He served with the Michigan 15th Infantry Company H under 1st Lt. Charles Bisbee.
He saw action in the Western campaign including Shiloh, Siege of Atlanta , Sherman's March to the Sea and the Grand Review of the Troops in Washington, DC.
He was promoted to Corporal and then to Sgt.
At the Battle of Corinth Miss. he was knocked down and run over by the wheel of a caison of a Flying Battery, injured in the chest.
He was discharged Oct. 13,1865 in Little Rock, Arkansas.
He returned home to Michigan.
On Oct. 19, 1873 he married Mariah Diver, daughter of John & Nancy Diver of Deerfield. They were married in Petersburg by J H Gage, Justice of the Peace.
They took up residence in a log cabin built on 40 acres of land that lay in the middle of section 35 northwest of Deerfield behind the Diver farm.

Both their first and last born died many miles apart on the same day, April 25, 1918. It is said that Mariah's heart was broken and that she never fully recovered from the tragedy.
Mariah died Aug. 19, 1922 in Deerfield, buried in the Deerfield Village Cemetery. Joining her in the family plot are Byron, Elwood, Mazie, Lena and Gertrude. Mariah's parents are also buried in the Village Cemetery.
Byron was Postmaster of the Village for many years and a Justice of the Peace. Family tradition states he was quite a colorful speaker on the Civil War.

1846 January 1st Eire Co Ohio Byron born believe in Sandusky
1850 Father Moses A Stanbery & wife Lena operating a tavern & boarding house in the new village of Lansing Mi It was built in the fall of 1847 and was not completely finished, rooms on the first floor still needed to be plastered, three floors several rooms
1851 April-Family moves back to Perkins Twp, Eire Co, Ohio
1850-52 Sister Frances born unk if in Lansing or Ohio
1852 August 29th Moses dies-Byron only 6 1/2 years old
1855 Mother, Lena remarries to Lorenzo Young Mariah born in Monroe Co
1856 Half sister Ellen (Ella) born Ohio
1858 Half sister Leota (Lottie) born Ohio
1861 Half brother Lewis born Ohio
1862 January 12 Byron enrolled in 15th Michigan Volunteer Regiment under Col. Oliver
March 20 Unit mustered into service (see detailed under service)
1863 January 1st made Corporal
1864 Half brother Jay born, according to census of 1870 in Ohio, if that were true then Byron would have been in Michigan by himself at age 16 (?)
February 12th reenlists at Scottsboro, Ga.
1865 April 17th promoted to Sargent
August 13th mustered out at Little Rock, Ark
September 1st arrived in Detroit and Regiment discharged
1866 Mariah moves with family to 80 acres Deerfield Twp Lenawee Co
1873 October 19th marries Mariah Diver Petersburg, Mi Byron 27 yrs Mariah 18 yrs
1874 November 19th Asa born-Mariah 19 yrs Named for Mariah's brother Asa Diver
1877 May 9th Gertrude born
1879 November 20th Magdelena born (Lena) (pos 1878)
1880 According to census living in Deerfield Twp land was 40 acres that was kitty-corner behind John&Nancy Diver
John is shown as living with Byron and Mariah unk where Nancy and Minard are
1883 September 13th Julia born (or 1882) Named for Mariah's older sister Julia who died at age 18 when Mariah was only 12 yrs and for Byron's sister Frances
1884 Byron's stepfather Lorenzo dies
1888 May 2nd Twins Maxwellan & Mazie born
1890 Byron's mother Lena dies Byron 44 yrs
1891 March 13th Mariah's mother Nancy dies Mariah 36 Yrs
1895 April 2nd Elwood born
1897 July 24th Mariah's father John dies
September 29th Byron appointed postmaster Deerfield
1900 Per census living in Deerfield with Gertrude 23, Lena 21, Julia 17, Max & Mazie 12 and Elwood 4, shows Asa gone possibly married already
1902 April 3rd Julia marries William Engel in Adrian
1903 January 12th Grandchild Byron William Engel born in Deerfield only lives until January 25th
1903 August 3rd First grandchild born Max Elwood to eldest son Asa and wife Nellie Adell Siegfrid
1904 December 12th (20th) Grandchild Theodore Charles born son of Julia and William
1905 April 29th Second grandchild born Marguerite E. to Asa and wife Nellie
1906 February 19th or 20th Grandchild Lavern George born son of Julia and William
1908 February 14th Grandchild Dorothy born daughter of Julia and William
1909 Elwood a page/messenger to Congressman Gilbert A Currie in Lansing - would have been 14 yrs old
1911 "Girls" in Jackson - Mazie, Lena and Gert Possibly this is when they operated Millianary Shop downtown
1918 April 25th Eldest son Asa dies of typhoid fever in Jackson - youngest son Elwood dies in plane crash in England Byron 72 Mariah 62 yrs According to obituary Gertrude married to Clarence Zibble and living in Deerfield - Miss Lena Stanbery of Highland Park - Mazie married to Herman Hizer(Heiser) and living in Blissfield - Max of Jackson - States Byron & Mariah returned home to Highland Park (?)
1919 September 1lth Madeline Elizabeth born daughter of Max and wife Kathryn
1922 August 19th Mariah dies-it is said of a broken heart she never really recovered from the two deaths
1925 November 21st Byron marries (Justice of Peace) granddaughter Dorothy 17 yrs to Chester Dempsey in Deerfield
1926 Great Granddaughter born to Granddaughter Marguerite and husband Roy Pickett, Patty Lou
1930 January 3rd Byron dies age 85 (or 84) Obituary lists -Mrs Gertrude Cole of Deerfield - Mrs Lena Foster and Mrs Mazie Heiser of Highland Park Max of Jackson - seven grandchildren and one great grandchild
1931 Gertrude dies (committed suicide) Highland Park

Byron's Service Civil War
Dec 26 Enrolled in 15th Regiment Co H Date given by Byron in 1879 Pension Claim
Jan 12 Enrolled 15th Regiment Co H Michigan Volunteers
March 20 Unit mustered into service
March 27 Left camp at Monroe to join Army under Grant in Miss.
April 5 Reached Pittsburg Landing Tenn
April 6-7 Battle of Pittsburg Landing AKA Shiloh attached to Gen Rosseau's Brigade, under Gen Mc Cook Buell's Army
May 9 Farmington, Miss
May 10-31Seige of Corinth, Miss
Sept 19 Iuka, Miss
Oct I Chewalla, Miss Location given as contracting Chronic Diarrhea but time given as summer 63- have only found him to be in Chewalla at this time
Oct 3-4 Siege of Corinth, Miss
Nov 2 To Wolf Creek
Nov 19 At Grand Junction, assigned garrison, provost guard remained here and at LaGrange until June 5, 1863
Jan I Made Corporal age 18 or 17
June 11-July 4 Siege of Vicksburg, Miss
July 4 Advance on Jackson, Miss
July 6 Crossed the Black River
July 11-18 Jackson, Miss
July 23 Back to the Black River
Oct 8 Arrived Memphis, Tenn
Oct 17 Corinth, Miss Byron injured at Battle of Corinth Run over by wheel of cassion wagon of flying battery unsensible for sometime injured in breast
Oct 18-25 Iuka, Miss
Nov I Arrived Florence, AI
Nov 2 Left marching thru Fayetteville and Winchester, Tenn. enroute to Bridgeport
Nov 16 Left Bridgeport enroute to Stevenson
Nov 17 Left Stevenson arrived Scottsboro, AI
January and February remained at Scottsboro in camp
Feb 12 Byron reenlists at Scottsboro, AI
March 17 Left Scottsboro
March 22 Arrived Detroit furloughed for 30 days
April 22 Appx Regrouped in Monroe Left for Tenn
May 4 Arrived Chattanooga, Tenn Encamped at Rossville
May 14 Resaca, Ga
May 17 Marched thru Adairsville to Dallas, Entrenched til June I
May 24 or 30 Byron receives wound flesh torn from index finger of right hand dressed by Brigade Surgeon-Dallas
June I New Hope Church, Ga
June 5 Ackworth
June 10 Arrived Big Shanty
June 19-25 Kenesaw Mountain, Ga
July 3 Moved to Marietta
July 4 Left July 8 Arrived Nickajack Creek
July 14 Crossed to south side Chathoochee River
July 17 Moved to Cross Keys
July 18 Marched towards Decatur
July 22 Battle of Atlanta
Aug 25 Atlanta
Aug 28 Moved on Atlanta & Montgomery RR
Aug 29 Destroyed RR
Aug 30 Marched to Jonesboro, Ga
Sept 2 Marched to Lovejoy's Station remained til the 5th
Sept 6 Back to Jonesboro
Sept 8 Proceeded to East Point remained there
Oct 4 Marched 200 miles this month in pursuit of rebels
Nov I Left Cave Springs enroute Atlanta
Nov 12 Arrived Atlanta
Nov 14 Left with Sherman-March to the Sea
Nov 20 Clinton, Ga
Dec 13 Arrived Ogeechee River remained near Ft McAllister until Dec 27th
Dec 27 Marched to Savannah encamped until Jan 14, 1865
Jan 14 Embarked on transports for Beaufort, SC arrived 15th
Jan 27 Marched to Garden's Cross Roads
Jan 30 Marched to Orangeburg arrived Feb 15
Feb 17 Arrived Columbia, SC
Feb 19 Resumed march
March 5 Arrived Cheraw
March 7 Resumed march
March 13 Arrived Fayetteville, NC
March 14 Marched for Goldsboro
March 19 Arrived Bentonville
March 21 Detailed as guard for supply train for Kingston
March 24 Arrived Kingston
March 28 Returned to Goldsboro
April 10 Marched towards Raleigh
April 14-29 Arrived -Remained Raleigh
April 17 Promoted to Sarg.
April 29 Marched for Richmond, Va
May 6 Reached Richmond
May 8 Marched for Washington
May 21 Arrived Washington
May 24 Participated Grand Review of Army in Washington
June 1 Left for Louisville, Ky on B&O RR
June 7 Arrived Louisville
June 28 Embarked on transports for Little Rock, Ark
July 7 Arrived Little Rock
Aug 21 Embarked transports to Cairo then by rail to Michigan
Sept 1 Arrived Detroit paid off and discharged

More About Byron Stanbery and Mariah Diver:
Marriage: October 19, 1873, Petersburg, Mi.

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