Biography of Sheldon Lounsbury
Barton, Tioga County, NY Biographies





SHELDON LOUNSBURY, son of Lewis and Charry Clark Lounsbury, was born November 6, 1837, in the town of Tioga, where he also received a good common school education. He was brought up as a farmer and that has been his life business. He married Sarah J., daughter of John and Eliza Gray Moe, May 8, 1878. Their children are Clarence, born February 14, 1879; Emma, born August 24, 1881; Ralph, born December 7, 1885. On October 10, 1861, Mr. Lounsbury enlisted in Co. H, 64th N. Y. Vols., and served until discharged, November 4, 1864. He participated in the battles at Fair Oaks, June 1, 1862, and of Antietam, September 17, 1862. Here he was wounded by a bullet and taken to the U. S. general hospital near Frederick City, Maryland, where he remained from October until the fourth of the next March, when he was transferred to the Jarvis hospital at Baltimore. From there be was sent to the convalescent hospital at Patterson Park, with the intention of joining his regiment, but this he was not permitted to do. He was then transferred to the Veteran Reserve Corps.

From:
OUR COUNTY AND ITS PEOPLE
A MEMORIAL HISOTRY OF TIOGA COUNTY
NEW YORK
EDITED BY: LEROY W. KINGMAN
W. A. FERGUSSON & CO. ELMIRA, N. Y., 189?


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