Wellington Genealogy Group
Wellington Genealogy Group

Member of GAR post 219

John Eddy

Age: 49
Birthplace: Camden O.
Residence: Wellington O.
Occupation: Farmer
Entry into the Service
Date: Aug. 13"1861
Rank: Corporal
Co.: I
Regiment: 2" O.V.C.
Final Discharge
Date: June 2"1862
Rank: Corporal
Co.: I
Regiment: 2" O.V.C.
Length of Service: 9 2/3 months
Cause of Discharge: Disabilty
Date of Muster into the G.A.R.: Feby. 10"1886
When Honorably Discharged:
When Suspended:
When Dropped:
Where Buried:
Nature of Wounds Received:
When and in what Engagements Wounded:


Wellington Enterprise 21 August 1907 pg 2

Died. On Thursday, Aug. 15th, 1907, John Eddy of this city, aged 68 years. Deceased had only been dangerously ill for a few days, and his death was caused by complications of heart and lungs. He was a veteran of the Civil war and a Mason in good standing, being highly respected by all who knew him. The funeral took place on Saturday, with the burial in Brighton Cemetery. The Masons and G.A.R. attended the services here and a committee assisted in his burial. The widow has the sympathy of all in her affliction.

Wellington Enterprise 28 August 1907 pg 3


John Eddy was born in Camden, Ohio, June 3d, 1839, and died at Wellington, Aug. 15th, 1907, being 68 years, 2 months and 11 days old. He leaves a wife, two step-children, two brothers and one sister to mourn his loss. He has suffered with a severe cough since childhood, which came from having the measles, but had so far recovered his health, that when the call came to defend our homes, he enlisted in the Second Ohio Cavalry Co., I. and served 9 months, when he was discharged, on account of ill health, unbeknown to him and without his request.

In 1878, he was married to Mrs. A. R. Rulison, who survives him. He has ever been a faithful husband and a kind and loving father to her three fatherless children, one of whom Amber preceeded him to the spirit world, in 1885, being 18 years of age. The other daughter, Mrs. C.T. Robinsou of Superior, Wisconsin, is with us today, having returned home to visit her parents three weeks ago, now to mourn the loss of a very dear father and to comfort a bereaved mother. The other child Jess Rulison now living in California, was unable to be present.

Mr. Eddy was not a member of any church, but had great respect for all true Christians and churches, but on account of his affliction was deprived of attending church and many other places which he would have enjoyed. Being of a cheerful disposition, he always had a kind word for everyone. Honesty and truth was his watchword. Deceit and shams of all kind he abhorred.

CARD OF THANKS. We wish to thank the neighbors and friends who so kindly assisted us during the last illness and death of our beloved husband and father, and also the G.A.R and F. and A.M. Mrs. John Eddy Mrs. C.T. Robinson.

Wellington Enterprise 4 September 1907 pg 4

Resolution of Hamlin Post on the Death of Comrade John Eddy. Headquarters Hamlin Post, No. 219 Department of Ohio. Whereas, The Supreme Commander, has in his all-wise providence removed from our midst and Comradeship, our Comrade, John Eddy, late of Co. I, 2nd Ohio Vol Cavalry, Therefore be it Resolved.

First, That in the death of Comrade Eddy, Hamlin Post has lost a faithful and valuable member, his comrades an esteemed and valued friend. The community a citizen of high moral worth and integrity, and his wife and family a kind and indulgent husband and father.

Second, That as a testimonial of our regard for our Comrade a copy of these resolutions be placed on the minutes of Hamlin Post, a copy be published in THE WELLINGTON ENTERPRISE, and as a mark of our sympathy as comrades an engrossed copy be sent by the Adjutant to the family of our deceased Comrade. Committee: J.T. Haskell, C.C. Church, S.A. Williams. Wellington, Ohio, August 26th, 1907.