Thursday, May 01, 2008

A Civil War Soldier: Pvt. Meredy W. HUBBY (1844 - 1900)

How Related: Brother of my husband's 2nd-great-grandmother, Rachel HUBBY

Born: 11 October 1844 in Shirland, Winnebago Co., Illinois

Parents: John HUBBY, Sr. (1797 - 1880) and Hannah JONES (1812 - 1879)

Siblings: Meredy was the seventh of 14 children, and one of two brothers who served in the Union Army:

  • Rachel (1832 - 1892) - my husband's ancestor
  • Lois (b. 1835)
  • Sarah (b. 1836)
  • Eliza (b. 1838)
  • John, Jr. (1840 - 1922)
  • Edwin (b. 1842)
  • Mary J. (b. 1848)
  • Ellen (b. 1850)
  • Hannah (b. 1851)
  • Elizabeth (b. 1852)
  • Harriet (1854 - 1934)
  • George (1858 - 1934)
  • Clara Josephine (b. 1859)
Married: Nancy Ann REDMON (b. c. 1849) on 22 July 1871 in Boone Co., Iowa

Children: William J. (1874 - 1966), Maude, Edward Meredy, Nettie A., Susie, Lena HUBBY (b. c. 1878), plus infant twins who died at birth.


Source: Civil War Pension Index Card of Marriedy Hubby. 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 [].

Enlisted: 10 May 1864; private. Enlisted 1 June 1864 in Co. C, 44th Iowa Infantry

Side served: Union

Mustered out: 15 September 1864 in Davenport, Iowa


Biography or Information of Interest: Meredy (also spelled Marriedy) was born to a couple who hailed respectively from either Scotland or Canada and New York State, John and Hannah (JONES) HUBBY. Hannah's parents and family immigrated to Ontario from New York, and there she married John. Their first six children were born in Canada; their son John, Jr. in Kent Co., Ontario. Between 1842 and 1844, the family removed to Shirland, Winnebago Co., Illinois. In 1852, the family moved to Boone Co., Iowa, home of the city of Des Moines. Meredy joined up near the close of the war in the same regiment in which his older brother John, Jr. served. By 1880, Meredy and his wife Nancy and their children were settled in Holt Co., Nebraska in the Steel and Paddock Creek area. He was a member of Grand Army of the Republic post 251 of Nebraska.

Died: of paralysis on 15 April 1900 in Blackbird, Holt Co., Nebraska

Buried: Lot 86, Section 1 of the Union (Paddock) Cemetery, O'Neill, Holt Co., Nebraska

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