James T. Edson, Oakland, purchasing agent for Illinois of Win. B. Dickson & Co., Indianapolis, Ind.; born in Iredell Co., N. C., Jan. 15, 1841; his parents removed to Ohio when he was quite young, where he attended school during the winter, and worked upon the farm during the summer, until 1861, when he enlisted in the 14th Ohio V. L for three months, after which he enlisted for three years in the 38th Ohio V. I., where he served nearly three years, when he re-enlisted in the 38th Ohio Veteran Regiment, in which he served during the war; he took part in nearly all the severe battles in which the 14th Army Corps was engaged, among which were Mill Springs, Stone River, Perryville, Chickamauga Missionary Ridge and many others, and was with Sherman’s army in his march to the sea; he was mustered out with his regiment in July, 1865, at Louisville, Ky., when he engaged in farming in Ohio several years, until 1871, when he located in Oakland, and engaged in buying and shipping lumber to Indianapolis, which business he has since successfully followed. His marriage with Cordelia Hickox was celebrated Jan. 25, 1876; she was born in Oakland, Coles Co., May 29, 1850; her parents were among the early settlers of Illinois, locating in Edgar Co., in 1833.
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