Decendants of Henry Vandruff, Jr.

6. HENRY2 VANDRUFF, JR. (HENRY1)was bornAbt. 1804 in Greene County, Pennsylvania44, and died UnknowninUnknown. He married (1) OLIVE RINEHART, "OLIVIA" Bef. 1831 in Unknown.She was born Abt. 1804 in Greene County, Pennsylvania45, anddied May07, 1863 in Greene County, Pennsylvania46. He married (2)REBECCAJOHNSON February 13, 1878 in Waynesburg, Pennsylvania47. Shewas bornAbt. 1832 in Unknown, Pennsylvania48, and died Unknown inUnknown.

Transcription of information from THE CORNERSTONE CLUES
Vol. VII, No. 3, p. 88
(provided via FCGS)
1830 Census, Cumberland Twp.
Henry Vandruff
1 m under 5
1 m 10-15
1 m 20-30
1 f under 5
1 f 20-30
(same information from extraction by William A. Walter, Independence, MO
from Roll # 162, p. 326 except name spelled "Vanroff")

Transcription of 1840 Census Extraction by William A. Walter,Independence, MO
Jefferson Township, Greene County, PA, Roll # 144, p. 127
Henry Vandruff (Except name spelled "Vandroop")
1 male under 5, 1 male 10-15, 1 male 15-20, 1 male 20-30, 1 male 30-40
2 females under 5, 2 females 5-10, 1 female 10-15, 1 female 30-40
Transcription of 1850 Census extraction provided by
Cornerstone Genealogical Society
Jefferson Twp, Greene County, PA
Henry46 farmer
Elizabeth 19
Joshua 14
Mariah 9
Minerva 7
Henry Clay 6

Extraction from the 1860 Federal Census
Jefferson Township, Greene County, Pennsylvania
Series: M653 Roll: 1114 Page: 530
Dwelling 821, Family 839
July 25, 1860
Vandruff, Henry, age 54, b. PA
Vandruff, Olivia, age 54, b. PA
Vandruff, Orpha, age 20, b. PA
Vandruff, Maria, age 18, b. PA
Vandruff, Minerva, age 16, b. PA
Vandruff, Henry, age 15, b. PA

Extraction from the 1870 Federal Census
Cumberland Township, Greene County, Pennsylvania
Series: M593 Roll: 1348 Page: 172
Line 39, Dwelling 68, Family 71
June 13, 1870
Vandruff, Henry, age 64, lawyer, b. PA
Mofford, E(illegible), female, age 35, keeps house

Extraction from the 1880 Federal Census
Online at www.familysearch.com
Waynesburg, Greene, Pennsylvania
Family History Library Film 1255133
NA Film Number T9-1133
Page Number 267B
Henry VANDRUFF Self M Male W 74 PA Gentleman NJ NJ
Rebecca VANDRUFF Wife M Female W 48 PA Keeping House PA PA

Burial: Unknown, Unknown
Fact 1: August 18, 1997, Submitted Henryvjr.ftw to World Family Tree

Burial: May 1863, Vandruff Cemetery, Jefferson Township, Greene, PA49
Fact 3: Headstone says "Allive, d. 5-7-1863, age 59, wife of HenryVandruff Jr.49

Transcription of Information From THE CORNERSTONE CLUES
Vol. 5, 1878
Feb. 13 Henry Van Druff and Rebecca Johnston, both of Waynesburg,married by Rev. George Fraser.

    i. ELIZABETH3 VANDRUFF, b. Abt. 1831, Unknown50;d.Unknown, Unknown; m. UNKNOWN CHAFFIN, Unknown, Unknown; b. Unknown,Unknown; d. Unknown, Unknown.
Possible listing Extraction from the 1860 Federal Census
Whiteley Township, Greene County, Pennsylvania
Series: M653 Roll: 1114 Page: 853
Line 39, Dwelling 1853, Family 1889
September 14, 1860
Marion Chalfen, age 27, merchant, b. PA
Elizabeth Chalfen, age 29, b. PA
(and from page 854, line 1 and 2)
M. A. Chalfan, age 4, female, b. PA
Samantha Chalfan, age 2, b. PA

Burial: Unknown, Unknown

Burial: Unknown, Unknown
    31. ii. JOSHUA R. VAN DRUFF, b. March 31, 1837,Greene County, Pennsylvania; d. March 30, 1885, Valley Falls,Jefferson, Kansas.
    32. iii. MATILDA VANDRUFF, b. March 1835, Unknown,Pennsylvania; d. Bef. 1910, Unknown.
    iv. MARIAH VANDRUFF, "MARIA", b. May 30, 1841,Greene County, Pennsylvania51; d. May 11, 1892, GreeneCounty,Pennsylvania52.
Extraction from 1880 Census in the files of Esther McAfee
Greene County, PA
Cumberland Township
Vandruff, Mariah, 48 years, housekeeper
Household of Heatin Soure
Born in PA
Mother born PA, father born PA

Burial: May 1892, Cavalry Baptist Church Cemetery, Morgan Twp., GreeneCounty, PA53

    33. v. MINERVA VANDRUFF, b. Abt. 1843, GreeneCounty, Pennsylvania; d. Abt. January 1905, Unknown.
    vi. HENRY CLAY VANDRUFF, b. Abt. 1844, GreeneCounty, Pennsylvania54; d. January 09, 1865, Nashville,Davidson,Tennessee55.
Transcription of Excerpts From
Portrait and Biographical Record of Guernsey County, Ohio
Chicago: C. O. Owen & Co.
Ninety-Seventh O. V. I.
This regiment was organized at Zanesville, Ohio, September 2, 1862. Theofficial list of battles in which they bore a part is as follows:
Perrysville, Ky., October 8, 1862; Stone River, Tenn., December 31,1862; Mission Ridge, Tenn., November 25, 1863; Rocky Face Ridge, Ga.,May 5, 1864; Dalton, Ga., May 9, 1864; Resaca, Ga., May 13, 1864;Adamsville, Ga., May 17, 1864; Dallas, Ga., May 25, 1864; New HopeChurch, Ga., May 27, 1864; Kenesaw
Mountain, Ga., June 9, 1864; Kenesaw Mountain, Ga., (special assault),June 22, 1864; Kenesaw Mountain, Ga., (general assault), June 27, 1864;Peach Tree Creek, Ga., July 20, 1864; Atlanta, Ga., July 28 toSeptember 2, 1864; Jonesboro, Ga., August 31, 1864; Lovejoy Station,Ga., September 2, 1864; Spring Hill,
Tenn., November 29, 1864; Franklin, Tenn., November 30, 1864;Nashville, Tenn., December 15, 1864.
Later text:
Company A
Capts. James McCormick, William E. Rosemond, Andrew Arrick; Lieuts.John H. Carlisle, William L. McKesson; Joseph C. Hughes, John M. Scott,Benjamin F. Brill, George N. Osler, Hezekiah Teterick, James H. McCoy,Henry C. Vandruff (died from wounds at Nashville, Tenn.), ....

Transcription of Excerpts from
Official Roster of the Soldiers of the State of Ohio
in the War Of The Rebellion
Vol. VII
87th-108th Regiments - Infantry
The Ohio Valley Press
(pages 321-324)
Ninety-Seventh Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry
Three Years Service
This Regiment was organized at Zanesville, O., September 2, 1862, toserve three years. The members whose term of service would have expiredprevious to October 1, 1865, were mustered out June 10, 1865, and theremaining members were transferred to the Twenty-Sixth Regiment, OhioInfantry, in accordance with orders from the War Department.
The official list of battles in which this Regiment bore an honorablepart is not yet published by the War Department, but the following listhas been compiled after careful research during the preparation of thiswork:
(the listing of battles is identical to that shown above in thePortrait and Biographical Record of Guernsey County, O.)
(The following is excerpted from the roster)
Name: Henry C. Vandruff
Rank: Sergeant
Age: 18
Date of Entering Service: Aug. 1, 1862
Period of Service: 3 yrs.
Remarks: Appointed from Corporal Jan. 1, 1865; died Jan. 9, 1865, atNashville, Tenn., of wounds received Dec. 16, 1864, in battle ofNashville, Tenn.

Transcription of articles from the
Greene County Messenger, Greene County, PA
Commemorating the Greene County
Bicentennial year of 1996
February 16, 1996, p. 3/16
Henry C. Van Druff, Civil War Soldier
by William C. Van Druff
Mt. Morris, PA
When I was growing up at home, I remember hearing my grandmother tellof an ancestor who was in the Civil War, been taken prisoner and thathe had died in prison.
But, I found out this was wrong information that had been passed downfrom one generation to the next and with nothing written down, it showshow easily things get mixed up and how family history gets confused andlost.
So, years later, my wife and I were invited to go with Mr. and Mrs.John Eckard, who formed one of Greene County's Civil War re-enactmentgroups, to take part in the centennial re-enactment of Pickett's chargeat the Gettysburg battlefield.
Between the battles and ceremonies, John and I were talking about myancestor, and he told me how to obtain Civil War records. When wereturned home, I wrote to the National Archives in Washington, D.C. andwas surprised at what they sent me. I couldn't believe how many recordsthey had and how complete they were.
So began my search for all I could find out about Henry C. Van Druff ofCompany A 97th Ohio Volunteer Infantry.
Van Druff was born in Greene County just outside of Waynesburg on afamily farm settled in the late 1700s by his grandfather, Henry VanDruff Sr. Henry C. was born in April, 1844, son of Henry Jr. and AlliveVan Druff.
In August of 1862, he went to Fairview, Ohio, and Volunteered for theUnion Army. I have never found out why he went to Ohio to join sincethere were recruiting stations in Greene County.
He was mustered in at Zanesville on Sept. 1, 1862, being placed in theFourth Army Corps for three years for a wage of $200 and a bounty orbonus of $25. Van Druff was in what they called the Army of theCumberland under the command of Maj. Gen. William S. Rosecrans on Dec.20, 1862.
My wife and I made a couple of trips to Zanesville and to Columbus tothe state library for information.
There is not much to see at Zanesville, but we got plenty lot ofinformation at the state library on the unit.
After they organized and received their training, the company moved toCincinnati, Ohio, by railroad. They then crossed into Covington, Ky.,by steamboat, where they had their first meeting of the enemy, a verysmall skirmish, they called it back then.
From there, they moved on the the Battle of Perrysville, Ky., a battlethat started over a waterhole. Before it was over, it was one of theworst fought on Kentucky soil, with the Union forcing the Confederatesto leave Kentucky. Though they still say no one really won the battle,the North, under the direction of Buell, lost 845
soldiers, had 2851 wounded and 515 were listed as captured or missing.The South, under Bragg, had 510 killed and 2635 wounded. Buell beganwith about 58,000 and Bragg began the battle with 20,000 Confederates.
From that battle, the 97th headed to Nashville where they reorganizedand did some training and drilling before meeting the Confederates atMurfreesboro and Stone River, another hard-fought battle that lastedseveral days.
The 97th continued to the Battle of Chattanooga and on Sept. 9, 1863they crossed the Tennessee River before the main army and drove theConfederate sharpshooters from the town. For this gallant move, Gen.Rosecrans assigned the regiment and brigade to garrison duty as atribute for their action.
While doing this special duty, they were able to miss the Battle ofChickamauga.
The regiment, with its special divisions, was sent with GeneralGranger's troops to return to Knoxville to relieve Gen. Burnside, whowas under heavy attack by Gen. Longstreet's Rebel corps. After thislong march, several of the men arrived without shoes and no winterclothing, but they somehow endured. Living off what they could find inthe countryside and surrounding area, the company succeeded in drivingthe enemy out of the area.
Around May, the troops returned to Cleveland, Tenn., where they joinedGen. Sheridan's division which would then join Gen. Sherman's forces,making ready for the Atlanta Campaign.
Most of May was spent moving south toward Atlanta, fighting at suchplaces as Red Clay, Rocky Face Ridge, Resaca, Adairsville, and atDallas, they were under fire from May 25 until June 5.
On June 17, the enemy had been driven back to Kenesaw Mountain wherethey fought for several days, then on the fourth of July, the Rebelsabandoned the mountain and were driven back to the Chattahoochie River.
On July 9, they marched up to Rosewell, Ga., and destroyed thefactories, a major loss for the South at that time.
After the Battle of Kenesaw Mountain, the 97th fought a hard battle atPeach Tree Creek and successfully routed the enemy south towardAtlanta. So pleased was Gen. Howard of how well the 97th Ohio hadfought, that once again they were called in for garrison duty.
Their next battle was at Jonesboro, where they assisted in driving theenemy back to Lovejoy Station just outside Atlanta. On Sept. 2, theUnion entered Atlanta and secured that city. Gen. Sherman gave themabout 20 days rest.
They were sent by rail to Chattanooga, Tenn., to relieve the PioneerBrigade on Lookout Mountain.
The 97th traveled by rail to Pulaski then on to Columbia, Tenn., to cutoff Gen. Hood's Rebel Army who were trying to get to Nashville torebuild forces. The Northern forces routed the Rebels out of Columbiaand moved toward Franklin, where a devastating battle was fought.
There is still plenty of evidence of how fierce this battle was; houseswith bullet holes in the porches, doors and walls of the buildingsstill standing.
On the 15th and 16th, the Battle of Nashville was fought. The 97th waswith the Second Division of the Fourth Army Corps. They fought two hardcharges on both days.
On the 16th, Henry was wounded in the leg between his ankle and Knee.By the time they got him to the hospital tent, gangrene had set in, andthey had to amputate part of his leg. He died on Jan. 9, 1865 inhospital tent # 15.
If Van Druff could have made it through this battle, he probably wouldhave made it back home as the 97th saw very little fighting afterNashville. They were mustered out on June 12, 1865.
Greene County Messenger
February 29, 1996
p. 6
Henry C. Van Druff, Civil War Soldier, Part II
by William C. Van Druff
Mt. Morris, PA
(Ed. Note: Last week, Van Druff began his tale of searching for thetruth about his ancestor, Henry C. Van Druff, and the chronology ofevents and battles that Henry lived through as a soldier.)
I ran into two mysteries while doing research on Henry C. Van Druff,veteran of the Civil War. The first mystery was why he went to Ohio tovolunteer, and the second was where Van Druff is actually buried.
Over the period of time We were doing the research, I found out aboutthe set of books Mr. and Mrs. James Hennen had written on the oldcemeteries in Greene County.
I went to talk to them and Jim told me about the Van Druff cemetery onthe family farm, which at the time, I knew nothing about. But, afterseveral attempts, I found it in weeds and briars higher than my head.
I began to clean the area up. The stones were all upset due to poorfooting, and cattle had pastured in the area over the years. In theclean-up process, I found, along with his mother's grandfather's andgrandmother's stones, that there is a headstone for Henry C. also.
Now, the records from Washington, D.C. show him buried in the NationalCemetery at Nashville as an unknown soldier. All of the battlefieldgraves were moved to the National Cemetery after the war. The person inthe cemetery records office told us they could have lost the records inthe move from the battlefield cemetery. Supposedly, he is buried under# 11088 marker, which we found.
I told the clerk that there was a headstone back home at the familyfarm, so he checked to see if there were any records of him being movedback home. We couldn't find anything, so the stone at the farm may bejust a memorial to him. I don't supposed we will ever know the truth.
Several years have gone by since we started this research, and thecondition of the cemetery has always bothered me. The stones were insuch good condition from being protected by the brush and weeds growingover them, I just couldn't see leaving the place the way it was.
In 1995, I decided to restore the cemetery. I began in June to cleaneverything down to the bare soil. I removed all the stones, pouredconcrete footers, re-set all of the stones, sowed grass seed and put afence around the plot.
I've learned a lot about my ancestors through this research, and I'vemet new relatives I didn't know about.
Most of all, though, I just wish better family records had been kept.
Since I started, some disappointing things have happened; the originalfamily farm house has burned down, and the original log barn has beentorn down to be rebuilt at another location. I was lucky to getpictures of all of them before they were gone.
Henry C. Van Druff had quite a tour of duty when you stop and realizethat he had been all the way to Atlanta, Ga., and back to Nashville,Tenn., and that most of the trip was made by marching on foot. VanDruff had gone from a volunteer Private and had advanced to being aSargent at the time of his death. I'm sorry we don't have any letters,pictures or something, but I guess it's just too late to ever expect tofind anything now.

Excerpted From
Ohio Casualties in the Civil War
Vol. III, page 53
97th OVI (cont.)
NASHVILLE, TN (December 16, 1864)...The 97th Ohio is active during thebattle at Nashville, especially on the second day, when Federal forcesturn the left flank of the rebel line. Following this move, the centerof the Southern line also falls apart, and the entire rebel army isthrown into retreat.
(Excerpted from list)
Sgt. Henry C. Vandruff, Co. A (died January 9, 1865)

Burial: January 1865, Vandruff Cemetery, Jefferson Township, Greene,PA56
Fact 1: Buried at National Cemetery, Nashville, TN, marker # 1108857
Fact 2: Headstone at Vandruff Cemetery says 20 yrs, 8 mo, 11 das.58
Fact 3: Headstone at Vandruff Cemetery says Member CO A, 97th Regt. OHVol.58
Military service: August 01, 1862, Civil War, Co. A, 97th Regiment,Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Sgt.59

    34. vii. ORPHA JANE VANDRUFF, b. Abt. 1845, GreeneCounty, Pennsylvania; d. Unknown, Unknown.
    viii. JOHN VANDRUFF, b. Unknown, Unknown; d.Unknown, Unknown.
Possible listing
Extraction from the 1880 Federal Census
Online at www.familysearch.com
Stockton, San Joaquin, California
Family History Library Film 1254080
NA Film Number T9-0080
Page Number 71C
Enumerated with Margaret AUSTIN Other M Female W 43 AUSTRALIA --- ---
(and at least 100 others): (no explanation of why such a huge household)
John VANDRUFF Other S Male W 53 PA Laborer --- ---

Burial: Unknown, Unknown
Fact 1: Poss. John Vandruff, hus. of Mary Morrison, bur. 1870 DelawareCo. OH w/5 childr60
Fact 2: Poss. John Vandruff in OH: 1850, Guernsey Co., Wills Twp61
Fact 3: Poss. John Vandruff, Stockton, San Juaquin, CA, b. 1827 in PA62

    ix. MARGARET VANDRUFF, b. Unknown, Unknown; d.Unknown, Unknown; m. UNKNOWN ZIMMERMAN, Unknown, Unknown; b. Unknown,Unknown; d. Unknown, Unknown.
Burial: Unknown, Unknown
Burial: Unknown, Unknown