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Peter M. Lough, Jr.

Family Lived in a Rail Pen One Summer

Peter M. Lough, a farmer in the community of Wilsonburg, Richland County, Illinois, was born in Braxton County, West Virginia on March 26, 1838, and is a son of Peter Lough a native of [sic] Pennsylvania [actually West Virginia].

Mr. Lough was brought up on the farm, and attended school in a log cabin with a dirt floor. He came with his parents to Edwards County, Illinois, in 1839, and to this county in 1840. The first summer they lived in a rail pen, and in the fall they built a cabin.

Mr. Lough was a soldier in the late [Civil] war, in Company H, Twenty-sixth Regiment Illinois Volunteer Infantry, and participated in the battles of Vicksburg, Atlanta, Kenesaw Mountain, Lookout Mountain, both battles at Corinth, Jackson, Mississippi, Resaca, Big Shanty, Island No. 10, Point Pleasant, Bentonville and others, and was with Sherman to the sea.

He was married, February 1, 1875, to Elizabeth Dewhirst, daughter of James Dewhirst (deceased). Peter [as of 1884] owns ninety acres of land, and is engaged in general farming. He is a member of the Masonic fraternity, and of the Methodist Episcopal Church.

Source: History of Wayne and Clay Counties, Illinois - 1884

2012-07-17 23:19:33 RBaxter

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