David C. Stambaugh, Co. B, 10th Pennsylvania Reserves

History of Mercer County, Pennsylvania, Its Past and Present. p758. Published in 1888.

David C. Stambaugh, farmer, was born on the old homestead in Hickory Township, Mercer Co., Penn., September 8, 1841, and is a son of Samuel and Margaret Stambaugh, previously spoken of in this chapter. David was reared on the old homestead, and received a common-school education. In April, 1861, he enlisted in Company B, Tenth Pennsylvania Reserves, and participated in all of the battles and campaigns in which his regiment was engaged up to the seven days’ fight before Richmond. He was there severely wounded in the left arm, June 30, 1862, on the fifth’s day fight, and remained in hospital till the following November, when, being incapacitated for further duty, he was discharged, and returned to his home. In the fall of 1863 he went to California, where he remained over one year, and then returned to Sharon. Mr. Stambaugh was married, April 9, 1865, to Miss Betty A., daughter of James and Eliza Blaney, pioneers of Butler County, Penn., where Mrs. Stambaugh was born. The Blaneys removed to the vicinity of Clarksville, Penn., in 1872, where the father died in April, 1877, and where his widow still lives. To David C. and Betty A. Stambaugh have been born eight children: Earl W., Jesse M., William B., Mary E., James (deceased), Isabella (deceased), Della U. and Fannie J. From 1866 till 1873 Mr. Stambaugh operated a coal bank quite successfully, and, excepting these seven years, followed farming up to February. 1878, when he sold his farm and purchased a woolen mill in New Castle, Penn., in partnership with L.B. Gibson, William Blaney and his brother Daniel. He operated this mill up to 1882, when he sold out and located in Sharon, where he has since resided. Politically Mr. Stambaugh is a Republican, and his wife a member of the United Presbyterian Church.

David C. Stambaugh (1841-1932) – Find a Grave Memorial

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Brendon is a history buff who loves American History, especially the American Civil War. He is also a direct descendant of William H. Wagner of the 10th Pennsylvania Reserves. Member of the 9th Pennsylvania Reserves Co. A (Reenacting Unit). Creator of The Blue & Gray Historian on Instagram and Facebook. He is from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.