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Joseph Parents

Joseph Parents

Male 1839 - 1900  (61 years)

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  • Name Joseph Parents 
    Born 1839  Leicester, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Census 1850  Amherst, Hampshire County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Married To 6 May 1860  Peoria County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Mary Ann Layer. She was born about 1836 in Pennsylvania and died before 1875. They had no Issue. 
    Military 7 Aug 1862 to 6 Jun 1865  [2, 3
    On August 7, 1862, Joseph was among the first to volunteer to serve in a company which was being raised in Princeville, Illinois by a Princeville area School Teacher by the name of John F. French.

    By August 13th, French had about 100 volunteers. That afternoon he led the Princeville volunteers on a 20 mile march into Peoria where they went into camp at Camp Lyon, near present day Glen Oak Park. On August 27, 1862, French and 95 of his volunteers were mustered into service as Co. K of the 86th Regiment of Illinois Volunteer Infantry. French was elected Captain of Co. K.
    On September 7, 1862, the men of the 85th & 86th Illinois marched out of Camp Lyon, through the streets of Peoria, with much fanfare, and boarded a train bound for Camp Joe Holt, Jeffersonville, Indiana. Two weeks later, the men of the 86th were in the field in Kentucky as part of Col. Daniel McCook's Brigade, chasing Confederate troops in Kentucky. On Oct. 8, 1862, the men of McCook's Brigade were engaged with those troops in the Battle of Perryville, Kentucky, the 86th Illinois suffering their first casualties. There would be many more in the coming years. After the Battle of Perryville, a Union victory, the men of McCook's Brigade headed for Nashville, Tennessee.
    During the next three years, Joseph served faithfully in Co. K as the men of the 86th served in Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina and North Carolina. During this time, Joseph was witness to and a paricipant in numerous battles and skirmishes, some of the bloodiest fighting in the Western Theatre of the war, including the Battles of Chicakamauga, Georgia; Resaca, Georgia; Rome, Georgia, Kennesaw Mountain, Georgia; Peach Tree Creek, Georgia; Jonesboro, Georgia; Averysboro, North Carolina; and Bentonville, North Carolina, to name a few and marched with Sherman to the Sea.
    After the war came to a close, the men of McCook's Brigade moved on toward Washington, D.C. There on June 6, 1865, Joseph was with the surviving members of the 86th Illinois when they were mustered out of service. They then were sent to Chicago, Illinois where they were discharged from the service and then, with the surviving members of Co. K, returned to their homes in and near Princeville.  
    Married To 28 Oct 1875  [3
    Caroline Dorothy "Carrie" (Kuhn) Bachtold. She was born in Baden, Germany on December 19, 1853/54 and came to this country in 1865. Caroline and her brother Frederick are found residing in Akron Township at the time of the 1870 census. Caroline Kuhn was married to John Bachtold on April 14, 1873 in Peoria County. John Bachtold died on May 27, 1874 or 1875 and his earthly remains were laid to rest in the Princeville Township Cemetery. John and Caroline may have had one son named George J. Bachtold, who died in 1874 and who was buried in the Princeville Township Cemetery. She died 19 August 1925.

    Issue:
    1. Anna Rosetta Parents (1877-1950)
    2. Fern Parents (1886-1944) 
    Misc. Event 1887  [3
    In 1887, the surviving members of the 86th Illinois held a reunion in Peoria on the 25th Anniversary of the mustering in of the regiment. Over 100 surviving members of the 86th Illinois gathered at that reunion. Though Joseph did not attend the first reunion, he did attend several of the next reunions, including the reunion of 1890. Joseph for some unknown reason never attended another 86th Illinois reunion. He also attend several of the Co. K gatherings. 
    Died 28 Mar 1900  Princeville, Peoria County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Buried Princeville Township Cemetery, Princeville, Peoria Count, Illinois, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Gravestone of Pvt. Joseph Parents
    Gravestone of Pvt. Joseph Parents
    Grave Marker of Joseph and Caroline Parents
    Grave Marker of Joseph and Caroline Parents
    Person ID I11694  Roy Family Genealogy
    Last Modified 18 Jun 2016 

    Father Joseph Joel Parents,   b. Abt 1811, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 08 Aug 1858, Pelham, Hampshire County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 47 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Harriet Webster,   b. 5 Apr 1812, Gill, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 May 1842, Amherst, Hampshire County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 30 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 10 Aug 1833  Leicester, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 5, 6, 7
    • Kral (2003) and Smith (1984) state they were married in Lancaster, Massachusetts.
    Marriage Record of Harriet Webster and Joseph Parents
    Marriage Record of Harriet Webster and Joseph Parents
    Family ID F3193  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1839 - Leicester, Worcester County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - He was recorded while living with his father and step-mother. - 1850 - Amherst, Hampshire County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 28 Mar 1900 - Princeville, Peoria County, Illinois Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Princeville Township Cemetery, Princeville, Peoria Count, Illinois, U.S.A. Link to Google Earth
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    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : City/Town       : County/Shire       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set

  • Photos
    Joseph Parents
    Joseph Parents
    GAR Gathering
    Co. K Reunion
    Co. K Reunion
    Photograph taken at a Co. K reunion, almost certainly taken in the 1890's.

  • Sources 
    1. [S236] Smith, James A. Families of Amherst, (Amherst, Massachusetts: manuscript, May 1984).

    2. [S299] Web: Illinois, Databases of Illinois Veterans Index, 1775-1995, (http://www.ilsos.gov/isaveterans/civilMusterSearch).
      http://www.ilsos.gov/isaveterans/civilMusterSearch.do?key=193444

    3. [S14] Find-a-Grave website, (http://www.findagrave.com).
      Find A Grave Memorial# 22076279

    4. [S273] 1850 U.S. Census - Massachusetts, (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009).
      Year: 1850; Census Place: Amherst, Hampshire, Massachusetts; Roll: M432_321; Page: 266A; Image: 55

    5. [S238] Kral, Janet. E-Mail: 2003-06-07, "McNall - Fults", (Email to Robert Roy from jkral1 (at) twcny.rr.com, 7 June 2003).

    6. [S297] Systematic History Fund. Vital Records of Leicester, Massachusetts to the end of the year 1849, (Worcester, Massachusetts: Franklin P. Rice, 1903).

    7. [S188] Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011).
      Marriage Record of Harriet Webster and Joseph Parents