Elkanah C. Terhune1,2,3

ID# 16650, (1846 - )
FatherJames B. Terhune4,5,6 (abt 1816 - 1893)
MotherMartha Cobb4,5,6 (1 Oct 1822 - )

Key Events:

Birth: May 1846, Indiana7,8,9
Marriage: Martha Jennie Perry, about 187210,11

Spouse: Martha Jennie Perry (Mar 1852 - )
     Children:

  • Ira Terhune17 (abt 1874 - )
  • Sarah Terhune17 (Oct 1879 - )
ChartsDescendants of Gideon Cobb
AncestryThe Cobbs of Pawlet, Vermont

Copyright Notice

Narrative:

     Elkanah C. Terhune was born in May 1846 in Indiana.7,8,9 He appeared on the 1850 Federal Census of Marion Twp., Decatur Co., Indiana, in the household of his parents, James B. Terhune and Martha Cobb.12 He appeared on the 1860 Federal Census of St. Marie, Jasper Co., Illinois, in the household of his parents.13
     Elkanah enlisted 14 Mar 1865 as a private in Company K, 32nd Infantry Regiment, Illinois, and mustered out 16 Sep 1865 in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas when the unit was disbanded. The regiment was organized 31 Dec 1861, and saw service at Fort Donelson, Corinth, and Vicksburg before he joined the unit. On 6 Jun 1865 the regiment moved westward by rail to Parkersburg, Virginia., thence by boat to Louisville, Kentucky. On 20 Jun, the Brigade, consisting of the Fourteenth, Fifteenth and Thirty-second Illinois Regiments, was transferred to the Department of the Missouri and moved by boat to St. Louis. Here orders were received dispatching the command to the far west via Fort Leavenworth. After equipping, it marched on the 22d, and arrived 13 Aug at Ft. Kearney, Nebraska, where telegraphic orders for muster out were received. The unit reached Fort Leavenworth 2 Sep, and mustered out 16 Sep, and was paid off at Camp Butler.14,15
     Elkanah appeared on the 1870 Federal Census of Willow Hill, Jasper Co., Illinois, in the household of his parents.16
     Elkanah married Martha Jennie Perry, daughter of James Perry and Marthena [surname unknown], about 1872.10,11
     Elkanah and Martha Jennie Perry appeared on the 1880 Federal Census of Seymour, Jackson Co., Indiana, at West Tipton St., enumerated 7 Jun 1880. Their children Ira and Sarah were listed as living with them, as was her mother, Marthena [surname unknown], and her sister, Josephene T. Perry.17
     Elkanah and Martha appeared on the 1900 Federal Census of Newton, Jasper Co., Illinois, at Jourdau St., enumerated 6 Jun 1900, reporting that the couple owned their home, free of mortgage.18
     He was working on a farm in 1870, and listed as a laborer in 1880. By 1900 he had become a carpenter.19,20,21

Citations

  1. [S1166] Kennedy, "Re: The Joshua Cobb Family," e-mail to author, 29 Jan 2007, shows name as Elkanah C.
  2. [S1585] James B. Terhune household, 1850 U.S. Census, Decatur Co., Indiana, shows name as Elkanah Terhune.
  3. [S1102] James B. Terhune household, 1860 U.S. Census, Jasper Co., Illinois, shows name as Elknah C. Terhune.
  4. [S1166] Kennedy, "Re: The Joshua Cobb Family," e-mail to author, 29 Jan 2007.
  5. [S1585] James B. Terhune household, 1850 U.S. Census, Decatur Co., Indiana, shows them apparently living as parent and child.
  6. [S1102] James B. Terhune household, 1860 U.S. Census, Jasper Co., Illinois, shows them apparently living as parent and child.
  7. [S1526] Elkanah C. Terhune household, 1900 U.S. Census, Jasper Co., Illinois, shows month, year, age 54, and state.
  8. [S1166] Kennedy, "Re: The Joshua Cobb Family," e-mail to author, 29 Jan 2007, shows year.
  9. [S1585] James B. Terhune household, 1850 U.S. Census, Decatur Co., Indiana, shows age 4 and state.
  10. [S1544] Elkanah Terhune household, 1880 U.S. Census, Jackson Co., Indiana, shows married.
  11. [S1526] Elkanah C. Terhune household, 1900 U.S. Census, Jasper Co., Illinois, shows married 28 years.
  12. [S1585] James B. Terhune household, 1850 U.S. Census, Decatur Co., Indiana.
  13. [S1102] James B. Terhune household, 1860 U.S. Census, Jasper Co., Illinois.
  14. [S1159] "American Civil War Soldiers," Ancestry.com, record for Elkanah C Terhune, shows residence,as Willow Hill, Illinois, regiment, and service dates.
  15. [S1158] "American Civil War Regiments," Ancestry.com, record for 32nd Infantry Regiment IL, citing Illinois Adjutant-General's Report, vol. 2, p. 609, shows history of regiment.
  16. [S1152] James Terhune household, 1870 U.S. Census, Jasper Co., Illinois.
  17. [S1544] Elkanah Terhune household, 1880 U.S. Census, Jackson Co., Indiana.
  18. [S1526] Elkanah C. Terhune household, 1900 U.S. Census, Jasper Co., Illinois.
  19. [S1152] James Terhune household, 1870 U.S. Census, Jasper Co., Illinois, shows occupation as working on a farm.
  20. [S1544] Elkanah Terhune household, 1880 U.S. Census, Jackson Co., Indiana, shows occupation as laborer.
  21. [S1526] Elkanah C. Terhune household, 1900 U.S. Census, Jasper Co., Illinois, shows occupation as carpenter.