Thursday, February 12, 2015

I Finally Found a Site on George Hovey Cadman-- Part 1: A Cincinnati Connection

From the roots web Ancestors of Craig Rice and Related Families.


George Hovey Cadman was a silk weaver by trade.  He left Liverpool, England on the ship Benjamin Adams 1 December 1856 and after a long, stormy crossing, arrived in New York City 30 January 1858.  He then went to Cincinnati, Ohio, where he joined some friends and Alfred Bouchards, who he knew from England.  These friends were farmers living a few miles from the city.

His wife Esther and two sons joined him there in 1858.

Even though he was 39 years old, when the Civil War began he joined the 39th Ohio Infantry Regiment, Company B, on 9 August 1862, enlisting as a private.  He was warranted to corporal 19 January 1863.

--More to Come.  --Old Secesh

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