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David D Irons

Posted: 2 Mar 2004 11:49AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 15 Nov 2006 2:49PM GMT
I'm looking on info on David D Irons born: ? in Peoria IL, died in Nashville Tenn on 8/11/1863. He was in the 86th Illinois Infantry, rank was Colonel. His regiment mustered in on 8/27/1862in Peoria IL at Camp Lyon. He was in several battles and died after a long illness with a disease. On the day after his death his brigade escorted his remains to the depot, where he was put on a car and taken to Peoria for burial. He was married to an Amanda ?. The info I'm looking for is his parents, siblings, wife's last name and if he had any kids. Any info would be appreciated. Thanks. Tracy

Re: David D Irons

Posted: 25 Mar 2004 5:30AM GMT
Classification: Query
I'll try this again since my last reply failed. My grandfather was William H. Irons born in North Dakota. His father was Franklin H. Irons born in Illinois. Franklin had a brother named Charles. After this my information is somewhat clouded. I was able to find a D.D. Irons in the 1850 Illinois census for the city of Peoria. his wife's name was Amanda. They had two sons named Charles and Frank. Their ages matched the ages of information I have on my relatives. This may be just a coincidence. On this census though, I believe D.D. was born in New York. Not sure though as it is hard to read. I hope this info helps you and that we are talking about the same individual. I have hit a road block on this side of my family. Keep in touch and good-luck. Mike

Re: David D Irons

Posted: 25 Mar 2004 12:10PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 15 Nov 2006 2:49PM GMT
My mother in law's maiden name was Irions and there was a piece in the Peoria (Illinois) Journal Star about a Civil War monument placed where Camp Lyon once stood. One of the names of the monument is D.D. Irons. I found out it to be David D Irons. That's all the info I could find. I did find his Civil War Pension Index with his wife's first name Amanda. David died in the Civil War. There is a book written by one of the men that was with the history of the 85th and 125th Illinois
as well as the 52nd Ohio.The book states that David was a Colonel. Colonel Irons is the one who named Camp Lyon. This is out of the book "About this time occurred a sad epoch in the history of the Eighty-sixth Regiment---the death of Colonel Irons. After a severe illness he departed this life on the 11th day of August, leaving behind him a band of faithful friends to mourn his loss. Colonel Irons had the qualifications of a good man---a brave and faithful heart. On the day after his death the brigade escorted his last remains to the depot, where they were put on the cars and taken to Peoria for burial. Colonel David D. Irons; August 27, 1862; died August 11, 1863, at Nashville, Tennessee" There was also a Charles D Irons. Not sure if they were related. As I said I haven't found much on either one. Sorry this was so long. Thx Tracy Kyle

Re: David D Irons

Steve Irons (View posts)
Posted: 25 Mar 2004 3:53PM GMT
Classification: Query
Frank H. Irons was born in Feb. 1871 to Joseph Daniel Irons and Nancy Ann Babbitt. Joseph was a musician in the Civil War. His father Eseck was an early settlor of western Illinois. This Irons line leads directly to Matthew Irons who arrived from Essex County England to the MBC with the Winthop Fleet in 1630. If you think that this is the same guy, I can supply you with the details.

Re: David D Irons

Posted: 26 Mar 2004 2:21AM GMT
Classification: Query
Thanks for replying so quickly. My Frank Irons was born in July 1846 in Illinois. He was married to Martha Parrish. This doesn't sound like the same person but thanks anyway.

Re: David D Irons

Posted: 25 Feb 2005 9:31PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 24 Dec 2005 8:20PM GMT
Surnames: Irons
Mike are you any relation to a Geraldine Churney?

Re: David D Irons

Mike Churney (View posts)
Posted: 28 Feb 2005 6:26AM GMT
Classification: Query
I'm Brian Churney, Mike's son, replying for him. Geraldine is his mother, my grandmother.
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