Born: 24 March 1841 in Indiana (probably in Scott Twp., Montgomery Co.)
Parents: William DAILEY and Huldah REDENBAUGH
Siblings: Anna Margaret (1827 - 1917), Charles (b. 1829), Elizabeth (1834 - 1906), Catherine (b. 1836), Susan (b. c. 1838), Nancy (b. c. 1840), Louisa Jane (b. c. 1842), Samuel N. (b. 1844), and Marah Emily DAILEY (1849 - 1935). There also appear to be at least two females born between 1824 and 1828 who died in infancy.
Married: Rebecca Margaret HATCHER (1844 - 1926) on 6 November 1859 in Rockport, Atchison Co., Missouri
Children: Andrew Isaiah (1861 - 1926), Margaret Jane (b. c. 1866), William Addison (b. c. 1867), Joseph Ephram (b. c. 1869), Huldah Jane (b. c. 1872), Peter (b. c. 1873), David Jasper (b. 1875), Rebecca Jane (b. c. 1878), Hester Ellen (b. 1885) and Ted DAILEY (b. 1888).
Source: Civil War Pension Index Cards of William J. Dailey. Organization Index to Pension Files of Veterans Who Served Between 1861 and 1900. National Archives and Records Administration. Publication T289. Digital image purchased at Footnote [http://www.footnote.com/].
Enlisted: 10 October 1861, probaby at Sidney, Fremont Co., Iowa. Enlisted in Co. F, 15th Regiment Infantry, private on 18 November 1861.
Side Served: Union
History of Unit: 15th Iowa Infantry
Discharged: 16 December 1864
Biography or Information of Interest: William lived all over the Midwest, moving often during his lifetime until he settled down in Custer County, Oklahoma by 1910. Born in Indiana, he lived in Iowa, married in Missouri (where his wife was born), and lived in Kansas and Oklahoma. In each of these states, he can be found in different communities over time. While I don't know much about William or the reasons for his migrations, I do know that his sister Mariah, my husband's ancestor, also ended up in Oklahoma, as did their brother Samuel. It seems this family was typical of many American families in that they migrated to new locations together.
Unlike the two previous Civil War soldiers I've featured, William lived a long life and appears to have been disability-free. He received a pension from the federal government for his service, which his wife continued to get after his death until her own.
Died: 20 April 1905 in Weatherford, Custer Co., Oklahoma
Source: Tombstone of William J. and Rebecca Dailey. Greenwood Cemetery, Weatherford, Custer Co., Oklahoma. Photographed by Anna Hayes, photo volunteer for Find A Grave [http://www.findagrave.com/]. 2007.
Buried: Plot B, Greenwood Cemetery, Weatherford, Custer Co., Oklahoma