1864: In the fall, to reduce a major source of food to the
Confederacy, General Grant orders the destruction or confiscation of
crops and livestock in Virginia's
the "breadbasket of the confederacy."
General Sheridan is the one who executes these orders, and under his
command is the "boy general" William Armstrong Custer.
This area includes
Rockingham Co., VA, where
and Magdalena lived before they moved
to Ohio in 1811. Joel still has many Good and Beery relatives in
1865 Apr 9: The end of the US Civil War
begins with General Lee surrendering to General Grant at Appomattox Courthouse, Virginia.
1865 Apr 14, Good Friday: US President Abraham Lincoln is assassinated. Union
supporters go instantly from a state of celebration to a state of
1865 Apr 29: On this Saturday, Lincoln's funeral train stops in Columbus, Ohio from 7:00am to 8:00pm on its way to Illinois.
In May, Joel's father
Page Co., IA,
and so does his brother Aaron.
1865 May 26: The last of the Confederate army surrenders at Shreveport, Louisiana.
1866 Feb 21: While still living in Perry Co., Joel and Susanna sell 279 acres to Jacob Huber, probably
her brother. (13 Appendix p32)
Susanah Huber to Jacob Huber
$ Acres Location
1670 278.9 Perry Co.
Part of this Land. 2008 Jul 23
This land contains Susanna's childhood home.
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inherited it from her father
and he purchased it from the US government under President James Monroe.
Later, oil is discovered under this land as part of the 1907
oil boom, and it is still producing. Enlarging the
picture above shows a pump jack on the left.
?? How can a quarter section be 278.9 acres instead of 160?
A 2000 county map of Perry Co. shows that Sec. 6 is about 1.5 miles
from east to west, instead of one. This sometimes
happens to correct for surveying errors or the curvature of the earth.
-- dg 2009 Apr 23