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Free Genealogy Biography of George Pheasant,
Pennsylvania Volunteer of the Civil War

George Pheasant

Private George Pheasant, 148th Regiment Co. B.

George W. Pheasant was born February 6, 1831 in Huntingdon County, PA. He was the son of James Pheasant and Rebecca Hazzard Pheasant.On September 7, 1852 he married Rebecca Cornelius, daughter of Rachel Latta Cornelius and Davis Cornelius. George W. Pheasant was a private in the 148th PA Regiment Co. B, recruited in Milesburg, Centre Co., PA. George was killed in the Battle of Gettysburg on July 2, 1863.

He and his wife Rebecca had five children, Anna Royer Pheasant, Rachel Pheasant, who died at the age of 3 in 1863, Joshua Pheasant, and twins Islina May Pheasant and Viola Reeder Pheasant, who were born two months before George was killed.

The two oldest children, Anna Royer Pheasant and Joshua Pheasant were placed in the Soldier's War Orphan's Home in Cassville, Huntingdon County, PA because their mother was unable to care for all four children. Rebecca later married John Carnes, who is listed as a "teamster" with her in the 1870 census in Porter township, Huntington County, PA.

Submitted by Cheryl Lattea Cox

This information was gathered by Cornelius descendant, Sharon Crouser of California.

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