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     My husband has worked on restoring an abandoned cemetery about 7 mi. west of Cedar Rapids NE (Boone County). One Civil War veteran is buried there. No other family members were. Wish we could find someone who could claim him. Cemetery was known as Timber Creek Cemetery in 1884; and later changed to Enfield Cemetery
     Van Trump, Isaiah (has Civil War Marker)
      Co. G  45th Iowa Infantry
      Born 1846
      Died Aug. 8, l893.  Age 47
He was in prison during the war, and died of health problems developed in prison.
The Veterans now put a flag on his tombstone for Memorial Day.
Cathy Wibbels <>
NEblets page - Van Trump, Trump, Sheets families

Samuel E. WOODS was born in Iowa and served with the 13th Iowa Vol. Brigade (enlisted in 1864 & was discharged in 1865). He married Delilah BURNS 23 Oct 1856 at Knoxville. (Delilah was born 10 May 1838 in Lee County, IA, died 24 Oct 1928.) They had seven children, lived in Mahaska County, IA. Moved to Central City, NE in 1881. Samuel is listed in the Merrick Co 1890 Gazetteer as a farmer, and in the 1890 NE Civil War Veterans. He died in 1898 in Merrick County. A few years later, the family home burned. Five children are named in Delilah's obit: J.C. Woods, Mrs. Alice Thompson, Mrs. Minta Miller (wife of Wm. B. Miller), Chas. E. Woods, and Everett B. Woods. Letters written by Samuel E. Woods during the Civil War have been contributed by Alice Howe, enjoy!

Mason Alexander (Alex) YOUNG was born in Muskingum Co, OH, 15 May 1842,
     son of Mason YOUNG (b. PA) and Luticie LEGGIT (various spellings) (b. PA).
     Various records suggest 3 different years of birth for Alex.
Known siblings:
     James Young
     Washington (m. Alta Thomas 11 Dec 1861)

Alex Young married Sarah Jane (Jennie) Butler (b. about 26 Feb 1846/47 in Baltimore or Eastern Shore, MD)
     on 3 Dec 1869 in Muskingum Co, OH

Their children:

Name, date of birth, location


John Wilson, 19 May 1869, Cedar Co., IA


Annie Mae, 13 July 1871, Cedar Co., IA

Robert YOUNG

Zetta, 31 Dec 1874, Buffalo Co., NE


Amy Rose, 24 Mar 1877, Buffalo Co., NE

George Randall RECKARD

Charles Edward, 29 Mar 1884, Buffalo Co., NE

Nellie May KLEIN

Frank Clarence, 26 Apr 1887, Buffalo Co. NE


Nellie Florence, 19 Dec 1889, Buffalo Co., NE


Military service:
     Alex Young enlisted on 2 Aug 1862 in Company C, 122nd Ohio Volunteer Infantry, for a three-year term. He was described as being 18 years of age, 5'- 7" tall, blue eyes and light hair. His regiment participated in engagements at Brandy Station & Locust Grove, with Grant in the Wilderness, Spotsylvania CH, Winchester, Adar Creek & Fishers Hill, Petersburg, Monocacy, Appomattox CH. Alex enlisted as a Private, mustered out 6/26/1865 as a Corporal.
     Alex was apparently wounded when a detachment of the 122nd Ohio was sent to Monocacy, MD to repel Early's move on Washington. He spent two months in the US General Hospital at Patterson Park (Baltimore) MD
Post War:
     Alex & Jennie moved from Muskingum Co., OH to Cedar Co., IA, where their first two children were born. In April 1873 the family moved to Cedar Township, Buffalo County, NE., where he engaged in farming & carpentry. He is listed as a Cedar Township treasurer and road overseer. "He has been supervisor of his township, and has held various other local offices. He is a member of the G. A. R. and in politics is a staunch Republican."

From the Biographical Souvenir of the counties of Buffalo, Kearney & Phelps, Nebraska, 1890
     Alex died 11 Feb 1827 in Grand Island, Hall Co, NE, and was buried in the Majors Cemetery in Buffalo Co. with his wife and other members of      the family. His gravesite is marked with a Civil War medallion.

Submitted by Doug Reckard, New Hampshire <>
Photos of the Young family and their 1902 / 1903 Buffalo County homestead can be seen by following the Genealogy / Young / Homestead links at:

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