Everingham Family History Public Record Reprint

Transcribed by Kevin Everingham, 2004

John B. Everingham, farmer, a native of Muncy, Penn., was born in 1844. He spent his boyhood there, and in February 1864, he enlisted in the Second Pennsylvania Heavy Artillery. He first fought the rebels at the battle of the Wilderness, and from there pressed right through the campaign, including the battles of Spottsylvania and Cold Harbor and six other heavy engagements, terminating with the capture of Petersburg, April 8, 1865. After the close of the war he continued in the service until honorably discharged in February 1866. In March following, he came from Muncy to York, Indiana and resided there employed in farming, until 1872, when he came to Michigan. In 1876 he came to Chestonia, from Mancelona and settled in section 24. He has 160 acres of land, twenty acres of which are improved. He has a thriving young orchard, good buildings, and enticing home comforts. On Aug 16, 1874, Mr. E. had been married to Miss Anna Tackaberry, of Fabius, Mich. They have lost two sons, Willie and Claudie, by death. They moved to their place on March 7, 1876 with snow four feet deep and no road track whatever from the railroad to their premises. Mrs E. had to wade one-half mile through the snow, and then sit under a covering of shavings, while their stove, brought by hand, in pieces, from the railroad, was put together, and their first fire was kindled in their pioneer home. Their nearest approachable neighbors were at Mancelona, a distance of seven miles. They are members of the Congregational Church. Mr. E. has been school assessor three terms and township treasurer one term.

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