David Claffey Son of Thomas Claffey of Ireland
|FROM BRENT CLAFFEY 'Claffey Connections" Historical
David CLAFFEY - Cert. 7488220.
Private, Independent Company, Washington
Calvary, Pennsylvania Volunteers. Also, Private, Ohio Volunteer Infantry,
Company G, 76th Regiment.
Enrolled at Washington, PA on Aug. 14, 1861. Honorably discharged at Camp
Kelley, West Virginia on Feb. 1, 1862.
Enrolled at Newark, Ohio on Feb. 27, 1864.
Honorably discharged at Columbus, Ohio on Jul. 15, 1865.
Married Louisa Roberts on July 13, 1862 in Perry Co., Ohio by Rev. N.W.
Herron. Died July 11, 1912 in Groveport, Madison Co., OH due to cancer of
the mouth and throat.
Information given on death certificate #805 (obtained from the Columbus, OH
Bureau of Vital Statistics) by his son William was that David was 76 years,
9 months and 28 days old; he had been born in PA on Oct. 13th, 1835; his father
was Thomas Claffey (born in Ireland) and his mother's maiden name was Preston
(also born in Ireland). He was buried in Groveport on July 13, 1912.
On April 23, 1898, David listed his living
In 1908 an examination pointed out that all David's teeth were missing
On his declaration for the pension in Franklin Co., OH on Feb. 22nd,
David had two brothers who also fought in the Civil War.
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