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Free Genealogy Biography of Mahlon Naill
Pennsylvania Volunteer of the Civil War

Mahlon H. Naill

Mahlon H. Naill was born in Tancytown, Carroll Co., Md., February 13, 1843. His parents. William W. and Harriet (Kehn), were natives of Maryland, and of German descent; they were married in Carroll County, Md., where the father carried on cabinet-making for a few years, but removed to Ohio in 1849, where he died in 1851, leaving a widow and two sons, of whom Mahlon H. is the eldest. After the death of the father the widow removed to Hanover, where she has since resided, and where she brought up her sons. There she was married to Samuel Trone of Hanover, and has one daughter--Catherine--now the wife of W. S. Gallatin.

Mahlon H. began to learn the cigar-making trade when about eleven years of age, and followed it until 1877, working for his step-father, who was a cigar manufacturer. His education he received at the public schools of Hanover.

June 17, 1863, he enlisted in Company I, Twenty-sixth Pennsylvania Volunteer Militia, 26th Regiment, and served during the "emergency." Some three or four days before the battle of Gettysburg he took part in a skirmish near that place.

May 20, 1869, he was married at Hanover to Mary E. Long, daughter of Henry Long, of Hanover, and has six sons: Harry C., George E., Irvin T., Maurice W., Elmer M. and Mahlon C. Mr. Naill and wife are members of the St. Mark's Lutheran Church of Hanover. Mr Naill is a member of the Friendly Circle No. 19, B. U. H. F., of Pennsylvania; is one of the original stockholders of the Hanover Agricultural Society; was twice elected assessor. and has held the office of postmaster since 1877 having been first appointed by President Hayes.

Source: York County, Pennsylvania Biographical History, John Gibson, Chicago: F.A. Battey Publishing Co., 1886.

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