Too Young to Marry: Sarah A (TAGUE) VAN DUYN – 52 Ancestors (Ancestor 29)

My 2nd great grandmother, Sarah A. (TAGUE) VAN DUYN died of a stroke (cerebral hemorrhage) in Greensboro Township, Henry County, Indiana, on Valentine’s Day of 1935. She was 79 years, 9 months, and 15 days old. Continue reading

My Veteran Ancestors – 52 Ancestors (Ancestors 2, 6, 22, 56, 58, 62, 152, and 176)

Yesterday, I published articles on two of my ancestors. In honor of their service, I thought I would write a brief military biography of each of the rest of my veteran ancestors. Continue reading

George W. TAGUE – Union Captain and Doctor in the Civil War – 52 Ancestors (Ancestor 58)

My 3rd great grandfather George W TAGUE was born in Indiana on about 2 August 1831 to Jacob TAGUE and Mary MARTINDALE. I have found six probable siblings, all of them sisters.

George married Emaline Eliza “Emily” BROOKS on 24 August 1849, marriage license obtained in Hancock County, Indiana. He was 18, and she was 20. I wrote about Emily’s sad death a few posts ago.

George W TAGUE served as a Union Captain and Doctor in the Civil War. He died 28 March 1896 in Greenfield, Hancock County, Indiana. Continue reading

Emaline Eliza (BROOKS) TAGUE: Struck By a Railroad Car in 1912 – 52 Ancestors (Ancestor 59)

Emaline Eliza BROOKS, generally referred to as Emily, was born 27 January 1829, in Indiana to William BROOKS and wife Sarah, whose maiden name is unknown to me at this time. Emily married George W. TAGUE on 24 August 1849, and they had five children: four sons and one daughter. Their daughter, Sarah A. TAGUE, is my ancestor.

The family lived in Greenfield, Hancock County, Indiana. George was a farmer and a medical doctor. Continue reading