Monday, February 27, 2017

County Civil War Veteran fought in VA

D Scherer and J King continue to research local soldiers who fought in the Civil War. F Price and J Brunson, after doing over 1200 biographies, have 'retired'.

Kevin from Russell Co VA sent an email last week stating that he doing research on Civil War soldiers who had  served from Russell County, VA.  A soldier named Joseph Carrico served with the 6th VA Cavalry Battalion. The researcher had located Carrico in the 1880 Lawrence Co. IL census. Did we have anymore information?

J King agreed that the JOSEPH CARRICO listed in the 1880 Census of Allison Twp, Lawrence Co, IL was the same man as the Russell Co VA soldier who served in the 6th Va Cav. based on the names of the children, still at home--1860 Census of Russell Co Va vs the 1880 Census of Lawrence Co Ill.

But more importantly, King based this conclusion on the fact that a Dr. Smart was living with Joseph Carrico in 1880 as a boarder.  Dr. Smart was married to Joseph Carrico's daughter Isabelle, who died in Vincennes, Indiana, on 10 Sep 1901.  Isabelle Smart received a Union Civil War Widow's Pension after the 1894 death of her husband Coleman D. Smart of Co I, 24th Ind. Inf. & Co H, 67 Ind. Inf.

In the 1888 City Directory of Vincennes, Albert, Miss Florence, & Lafayette Carico were living in the household of Dr. C.D. Smart at 417 N. 2nd St in Vincennes.  In 1900, only Albert Carico was living with his widowed sister, Isabelle F. Smart at 21 South 2nd St in Vincennes.

King found the obituary and the Indiana record of death of Isabell F Carrico Smart  and the marriage license for Isabell and Coleman D. Smart.  Furthermore he thinks that there is a very good chance that JOSEPH CARRICO is buried at the Protestant Cemetery in Vincennes,  Four of his children were living in Vincennes in 1888,Albert, Florence, Lafayette, & Isabelle.  Two of his children were living in Vincennes in 1900 & 1901, Isabelle Smart & Albert Carico.

Isn't it time you started doing your family research?  Do you know if you have any Civil War soldiers in your family tree?  The Research Library on Lexington Ave, Lawrenceville, is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday (9-12) or by appointement.  The researchers there will be happy to get you started on your search.