Mickey Ferris

06/30/2015 - 10:22am
    William Savidge was born in Ohio in May 1845 and joined the Union forces in 1861 at age 16. He was taken prisoner in 1863 at age 18 and was released in 1864. He moved to Hampton in 1869.     He was taken prisoner on Oct. 23, 1863 near Lauden, Tenn. by Longstreet’s men. The group taken prisoner included 300 of Colonel Walford’s brigade and 36 of...
12/30/2013 - 6:06pm
John Coonley, who was born in Wisconsin in 1864 to a prosperous dairy family, struck out on his own, armed with only a Sixth grade education and a good work ethic. He started a black smith shop in Bristow, Iowa and was very successful. John noted the need for grocery stores and opened one in Bristow, two in Hampton, one in Alexander and two in...
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