Rev. William Henry Gudgeon 1 2
- Born: 1 Feb 1824, Tyler Co, Virginia/ West Virginia
- Marriage (1): Susannah Edwards
- Marriage (2): Rosa Haskel in 1881 in Town of Vernon, Jennings Co, Indiana
- Died: 24 Nov 1900, Ft. Jefferson, Neave twp, Darke Co., OH at age 76
# Note: His age was given on the Certificate of Death as 77 years. It was signed by Charles Albright, Undertaker, Greenville, Ohio. The Physician's Certificate was signed by D.T. Black, Physician.
# Burial: 25 NOV 1900 Ft. Jefferson Cemetery, Darke Co, Ohio
# Census: 1870 Seven Mile, Butler Co, Ohio
1870 Census for Seven Mile, Butler Co, Ohio; Post Office Jacksonburg
GUDGEON, Wm. age 49, Carpenter $500/150, b. Ohio
GUDGEON, Susan, age 52, b. Ohio
GUDGEON, Hannah, age 19, At Home, b. Iowa
GUDGEON, Zella, age 17, b. Ohio
# Occupation: Minister of the Gospel 1878 Union Church,
# Event: as an Ensign in the United States Navy during the Civil War Military
# Event: he was appointed Acting Ensign and served on the S.S. Pittsburg from that date to April 11, 1863. Military 10 FEB 1863
# Event: and was discharged Military 20 APR 1863 Cairo, Illinois
# Event: received a pension for his service in the U.S. Navy during the Civil War Pension
# Event: was dropped from the pension rolls according to a U.S. Pension Agency document Pension 7 DEC 1901 U.S. Pension Agency, Chicago, Illinois
# Note: The document, dated Dec. 7, 1900 states that William H. Gudgeon, Certificate No. 4582, who served on the U.S.S. Pittsburg, "last paid at $15. to 4 Oct, 1900 has been dropped because of death."
# Event: applied for an Invalid's Pension Pension 4 MAR 1876 Butler Co, OH
DECLARATION FOR ORIGINAL INVALID PENSION, State of Ohio, Butler County -
On this 4th day of March, A.D. 1876, William H. Gudgeon of the county and state aforesaid, age 52 years, a resident of Middletown, Butler Co, Ohio being duly sworn... declares that he is the identical W.H. Gudgeon who was appointed an active Ensign in the Navy of the United States, enrolled on the 10th day of March 1863 and served on the Ironclad gunboat Pittsburgh in the Mississippi Squadron commanded by W.R. Hoel and his resignation was accepted at Cairo, Illinois on the 22nd day of April 1863.
His personal description is as follows: height 5 feet 10 inches, complexion light; hair, light brown; eyes, light blue. That while an Acting Ensign on the Gunboat aforesaid, in the service and in the line of his duty at Steals Bayou in the State of Mississippi on or about the 1st day of April, 1863, he was injured by having his left ankle dislocated, in consequence of which varicose veins resulted. The dislocation was caused by a fall in the aforesaid gunboat during an action which occurred during the aforesaid "Steals Bayou Expedition," in the State aforesaid (Mississippi).
He was treated in hospitals as follows: Medical Survey was held on the Gunboat Pittsburgh, the said W.H. Gudgeon was there and examined and condemned and ordered to the Hospital Ship Red Rover where he was from April 12th, 1863 to April 20, 1863.
His pension was $15 a month according to a certificate from the U.S. Pension Agency. Navy Pensioner dropped due to death.
Since leaving the service this applicant has resided in the City of Cincinnati except during the last 7 years during which he has resided in Middletown, Butler Co, Ohio (from about 1869) and his occupation has been that of Carpenter. That prior to his entry into the service above named he was a man of good, sound, physical health, being then enrolled as a Carpenter. That he is now partially disabled from obtaining his subsistence by manual labor by reason of his injuries received in the service of the United States; and he therefore makes his declaration for the purpose of being placed on the invalid pension roll of the United States. He was represented in this by John M. Young, Attorney of Middletown, Ohio.
William Gudgeon also had his shoulder dislocated in the State service, at the time of the capture of John Morgan. 3
William married Susannah Edwards, daughter of Joseph Edwards and Hannah Mulford. (Susannah Edwards was born on 16 Mar 1818 in Columbia Twp, Hamilton Co, Ohio,3 died on 20 Sep 1880 in Ft. Jefferson, Neave twp, Darke Co., OH 3 and was buried in Jacksonburg, Butler Co, Ohio.)
William next married Rosa Haskel in 1881 in Town of Vernon, Jennings Co, Indiana.