Friday, May 14, 2010

Family Friday-Civil War


I'm sharing an ancestor today for Family Friday with Lori @ The Peterson Family, please join us and celebrate family.


My husbands Great-grandfather on his Mothers side--NORTHRUP MORTIMER-.
Northrup was born in 1840 in Missouri, he married Lucinda and settled in Mo.  He became a seargent in the Calvary and lost the sight in one eye from gun powder.  He and Lucinda farmed after the Civil War  for the rest of their married life. 

He was really bothered by loud noises after the war and one evening he became annoyed by the loud noice of a locust.  Being a crack shot, got his rifle and shot it out of the tree
Picture of Northrup with his brother Bill-Northrup on the right.

Northrup and Lucinda had four children, Jerome, Billy, Elisha and Bob.

Northrup died in 1940 at 84 years old.  He is buried in Formosa, Kansas.



My husands Mother had quite a few pictures from the family and gave them to me several years ago, I have his civil war buttons but could not find them today to add to the post.  It's so wonderful to learn about who came before us.
Hope you have a very pleasant day.


Ann

6 comments:

Amy said...

Ann,

Thanks for taking the time to link up with Lori and I.. I enjoyed looking at the amazing pictures you have to share.. Thanks...'

Have an amazing weekend..

Jingle said...

welcome spring,
how lovely!
what fun post!
Happy FF!

Peterson Family said...

Very cool! I have relatives that fought in the Civil War too and was able to obtain their records! I wish I had some of their pics to go with the records and stories!

Thanks for sharing this week! I love the photographs...those are awesome!

Gee said...

Hi Ann,

Thank you for visiting me. Happy PS and have a nice weekend.

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

That is just so cool!!

Love the old photos!!

HPS!!

Debbie

Sh@KiR@ CK said...

What a rich family history you have...
You are so lucky to have their pictures and even the civil war buttons for memory...
I still have my grandfather's medals from WW2..
sorry for being late..
Mine is here
Have a beautiful Sunday!
hugs
shakira

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