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Dale Crandell lives in Kansas City, Missouri. He joined the Sons of the Union Veterans of the Civil War on 01 JAN 2010. Dale served in the United States Navy, Civil Engineer Corps, and currently works as an engineer for AT&T.
Ancestry: Samuel Wesley Crandell, 1st Lieutenant, Company I, 6th Kentucky Cavalry Regiment. Voluntarily enlisted on 25 August 1862 at Louisville, Kentucky, commissioned on 15 September 1862, and resigned due to his wife’s disability on 07 September 1864. Major Civil War activities of the 6th Kentucky Cavalry:
  • Kentucky Campaign
  • Battle of Richmond
  • Tullahoma Campaign
  • Battle of Chickamauga
  • Atlanta Campaign
Samuel Crandell (son of William Lemuel Crandell and Mary Ellen Hubbs) was born 02 February 1820, Hardin County, Kentucky; died 07 December 1897, Dent County, Missouri; and buried at the Stone Hill Cemetery, Dent County, Missouri. He was a farmer and doctor in Bullitt County, Kentucky, and a member of the Methodist Church and Masonic Lodge.
Samuel married Mary Margaret Goff (daughter of Edward Goff and Elizabeth Betsy Thurman) on 19 August 1841, Bullitt County, Kentucky. Mary was born 13 March 1824, Butler County, Kentucky; and died 19 August 1841, Bullitt County, Kentucky.
Stone Hill Cemetery is located on County Road 524, Meramec Township, Dent County, Missouri, at coordinates: N37 36’ 12” and W91 20’ 00”. Samuel is buried in the Crandell family plot; his grave has a military headstone and is registered with the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War (SUVCW).
Descendants of Samuel Crandell:
1 Samuel Wesley Crandell (1820-1897)
... + Mary Margaret Goff (1824-1841)
........ 2 Edwin Davis Crandell (1846-1928)
.......... + Laura Frances Howdeshell (1855-1931)
............... 3 Samuel Latta Crandell (1878-1966)
.................... + Elsie Ann Teague (1882-1978)
......................... 4 Donald Leonard Crandell (1910-1988)
.............................. + Lois Lucille Beezley (1912- )
................................... 5 John Edward Crandell (1936- )
........................................ + Karen Sue Altis (1940-2003)
............................................. 6 Dale Crandell (1964 - )

Grave marker of First Lieutenant Samuel Crandell.
Ancestry: Lewis Philestus Adkins, Private, Company C, 48th Iowa Infantry Battalion. He voluntarily enlisted on 13 July 1864 at Davenport, Iowa and mustered out with the regiment 21 October 1864. The 48th Iowa Infantry was one of several 100-day regiments recruited to relieve veteran troops needed for the Atlanta Campaign. The 48th Iowa Infantry guarded prisoners of war at Rock Island Barracks, Illinois.
Lewis Adkins (son of James Jones Adkins and Susan McDaniel) was born 30 January 1846, Chestnut, Knox County, Illinois; died 18 September 1913, Nevada, Vernon County, Missouri; and buried at Oak Grove Cemetery, St Clair County, Missouri. He was a farmer and member of the Brethren Church.
Lewis married Amanda Jane Burns (daughter of James Wesley Burns and Katherine Clark) on 27 March 1868, Pleasant, Mercer County, Missouri. Amanda was born 25 September 1852, Iowa; died 27 April 1925, Nevada, Vernon County, Missouri; and buried at Oak Grove Cemetery, St Clair County, Missouri. She was a member of the Brethren Church.
Oak Grove Cemetery is located on County Road SE726 off Highway V, St Clair County, Missouri, at coordinates N37 54’ 65” and W93 43’ 53”. The cemetery was originally associated with the Osceola Brethren Church. Lewis’ grave has a military and private headstone, and is registered with the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War (SUVCW).
Descendants of Lewis Adkins:
1 Lewis Philestus Adkins (1846-1913)
... + Amanda Jane Burns (1852-1925)
........ 2 Arthur William Adkins (1884-1960)
.......... + Josephine Killingsworth (1884-1974)
............... 3 Anna Amanda Adkins (1915-1996)
.................... + Roy Earl Altis (1910-2001)
......................... 4 Karen Sue Altis (1940-2003)
.............................. + John Edward Crandell (1936- )
................................... 5 Dale Crandell (1964 - )

Grave marker of Private Lewis Adkins.
Ancestry: Josiah Cyrus Beezley, Private, Company A, 9th Missouri Cavalry Regiment, reorganized as 10th Missouri Cavalry. He voluntarily enlisted on 18 July 1861 at Rolla, Phelps County, Missouri; and died of meningitis while at Benton Barracks.
Josiah Beezley (son of Ephriam Beezley and Sara Ann Barbee ) was born 1801, North Carolina; died 04 September 1862, Benton Barracks Hospital, St Louis, Missouri; and buried at the Craig Family Cemetery, Cook Station, Crawford County, Missouri.
Josiah married Rachael Ramsey on 27 August 1857, Crawford County, Missouri. Rachael was born May 1832, McMinn County, Tennessee; died 23 January 1900, Dent County, Missouri; and buried Pinto-Watson Cemetery, Dent County, Missouri.
The Craig Family Cemetery is located on private property along Highway M, Crawford County, Missouri. Josiah’s headstone is missing and the grave location is unknown.
Descendants of Josiah Beezley:
1 Josiah Cyrus Beezley (1801-1862)
... + Rachael Ramsey (1832-1900)
........ 2 Marion Lafayette Beezley (1858-1940)
.......... + Mary Jane Ross (1863-1949)
............... 3 Edd Beezley (1886-1977)
.................... + Cora Bell Roney (1886-1976)
......................... 4 Lois Lucille Beezley (1912- )
.............................. + Donald Leonard Crandell (1910-1988)
................................... 5 John Edward Crandell (1936- )
........................................ + Karen Sue Altis (1940-2003)
............................................. 6 Dale Crandell (1964 - )

Ancestry: William L Gitt, Private, Company F, 166th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment. He was drafted 09 November 1862 in York County, Pennsylvania and mustered out with the regiment 28 Jul 1863 at Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania. Major Civil War activities of the 166th Pennsylvania Infantry:
  • Northern defense of Washington, District of Columbia
  • Siege of Suffolk
  • Dix’s Peninsula Campaign
William Gitt (son of Henry Gitt and Nancy Baugher) was born 29 November 1824, Adams County, Pennsylvania; died 29 December 1876, Abbottstown, Adams County, Pennsylvania; and buried at St John’s Lutheran Church Old Cemetery, Abbottstown, Adams County, Pennsylvania. He owned the Cross Keys Tavern in Adam County and was a member of the Brethren Church.
William married Susan Brown (daughter of Daniel Brown Jr. and Elizabeth Pfoutz) on 15 October 1850, Adams County, Pennsylvania. Susan was born 21 June 1828, Adams County, Pennsylvania; died 16 January 1899, Abbottstown, Adams County, Pennsylvania; and buried at St John’s Lutheran Church Cemetery, Abbottstown, Adams County, Pennsylvania.
St John’s Lutheran Church Cemetery is located at 100 East Water Street, Abbottstown, Pennsylvania, at coordinates N39 53’ 16” and W76 56’ 02”. William is buried in the Old German section, grave 360; his grave is registered with the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War (SUVCW).
Descendants of William Gitt:
1 William Gitt (1824-1876)
... + Susan Brown (1828-1899)
........ 2 Rev Charles William Gitt (1861-1937)
.......... + Hattie Mary VanOrsdel (1865-1929)
............... 3 Bessie Jenetta Gitt (1889-1974)
.................... + Danial Nathan Altis (1886-1952)
......................... 4 Roy Earl Altis (1910-2001)
.............................. + Anna Amanda Adkins (1915-1996)
................................... 5 Karen Sue Altis (1940-2003)
........................................ + John Edward Crandell (1936- )
............................................. 6 Dale Crandell (1964 - )

Grave marker of Private William Gitt.
Ancestry: Matthew Olivette Leonard, Private, Company D, 32nd, Missouri Infantry Regiment. He voluntarily enlisted on 8 August 1862 at Salem, Dent County, Missouri; and died of pneumonia while at Benton Barracks.
Matthew Leonard (son of Robert Leonard and Cynthia Johnson) was born 04 January 1823, Iredell County, North Carolina; died 20 December 1862, Benton Barracks Hospital, St Louis, Missouri; and buried at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St Louis, Missouri. He was originally buried at the Wesley Cemetery with other Civil War causalities and later moved to the government’s Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery. Matthew’s parents and seventeen siblings settled in Spring Creek, Dent County, Missouri in 1834. He was a farmer and member of the Methodist Church.
Matthew married Ester Emmaline Wingfield (daughter of Abner Wingfield and Elizabeth Dow) on 21 Jul 1846, Dent County, Missouri. Ester was born 21 Nov 1824, North Carolina; died 05 Dec 1906, Dent County, Missouri; and buried at the Wagner Cemetery, Dent County, Missouri.
Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery is a federal government cemetery, located at 2900 Sheridan Road, St Louis, Missouri. Matthew is buried in section 25, site 5521, and grave 38. Matthew’s grave has a military headstone and is registered with the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War (SUVCW) and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
Descendants of Matthew Leonard:
1 Matthew Olivette Leonard (1823-1862)
... + Ester Emmaline Wingfield (1824-1841)
........ 2 Synthia Ann Leonard (1850-1931)
.......... + Wiley Jahue Teague (1854-1942)
............... 3 Elsie Ann Teague (1882-1978)
.................... + Samuel Latta Crandell (1878-1966)
......................... 4 Donald Leonard Crandell (1910-1988)
.............................. + Lois Lucille Beezley (1912- )
................................... 5 John Edward Crandell (1936- )
........................................ + Karen Sue Altis (1940-2003)
............................................. 6 Dale Crandell (1964 - )

Grave marker of Private Matthew Leonard.
Ancestry: John B VanOrsdel, Private, Company C, 29th Iowa Infantry Regiment. He voluntarily enlisted 10 August 1862 and mustered out 26 May 1863 due to medical disability. Major Civil War activities of the 29th Iowa Infantry:
  • Rappahannock Campaign
  • Battle of Fredericksburg
  • Battle of Chancellorsville
  • Battle of Gettysburg
  • Bristoe Campaign
  • Mile Run Campaign
  • Rapidan Campaign
  • Siege of Petersburgg
  • Appomattox Campaign and Lee’s Surrender
  • Washington Grand Review
John VanOrsdel (son of Isaac VanOrsdel and Mary Catherine Heighes) was born 21 July 1839, Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania; and died 25 February 1894, Clearwater, Pinellas County, Florida. He was a member of the Brethren Church.
John married Emma Gilbert (daughter of David Northrup Gilbert and Harriet Brown) on 28 February 1894, Lee County, Illinois. Emma was born 19 July 1843 and died 11 March 1911.
Descendants of John VanOrsdel:
1 John VanOrsdel (1839-1894)
... + Emma Gilbert (1843-1911)
........ 2 Hattie Mary VanOrsdel (1865-1929)
.......... + Rev Charles William Gitt (1861-1937)
............... 3 Bessie Jenetta Gitt (1889-1974)
.................... + Danial Nathan Altis (1886-1952)
......................... 4 Roy Earl Altis (1910-2001)
.............................. + Anna Amanda Adkins (1915-1996)
................................... 5 Karen Sue Altis (1940-2003)
........................................ + John Edward Crandell (1936- )
............................................. 6 Dale Crandell (1964 - )

Ancestry: Jacob C Yost, Jr.,, Private, Company H, 50th Ohio Infantry Regiment. He voluntarily enlisted 27 August 1862 and mustered out with the regiment 26 June 1865 in Salisbury, North Carolina. Major Civil War activities of the 50th Ohio Infantry:
  • Battle of Perryville
  • Atlanta Campaign
  • Battle of Kennesaw Mountain
  • Battle of Jonesboro
  • Second Battle of Franklin
  • Battle of Nashville
  • Carolinas Campaign
Jacob Yost, Jr. (son of Jacob Yost, Sr and Rachel Fouts) was born 22 September 1835, Preble County, Ohio; died 12 Jun 1895, Osceola, St Clair County, Missouri; and buried at Dunkard Cemetery, Osceola, St Clair County, Missouri. He was a farmer and member of the Brethren Church.
Jacob married Susan Wagoner (daughter of Samuel Wagoner and Catharine Metzger) on 11 August 1856, Tippecanoe County, Indiana. Susan was born 06 July 1839, Perry, Tippecanoe County, Indiana; died 25 June 1904, Osceola, St Clair County, Missouri; and buried at Dunkard Cemetery, St Clair County, Missouri. She was member of the Brethren Church.
Dunkard Cemetery is located on County Road SE467 off Highway WW, Osceola, St Clair County, Missouri, at coordinates N38 00’ 56” and W93 41’ 55”. The cemetery was originally associated with the Osceola Brethren Church. Jacob’s grave is registered with the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War (SUVCW).
Descendants of Jacob Yost:
1 Jacob Yost (1835-1895)
... + Susan Wagoner (1839-1904)
........ 2 Anna Yost (1858-1919)
.......... + Abel Killingsworth (1854-1940)
............... 3 Josephine Killingsworth (1884-1974)
.................... + Arthur William Adkins (1884-1960)
......................... 4 Anna Amanda Adkins (1915-1996)
.............................. + Roy Earl Altis (1910-2001)
................................... 5 Karen Sue Altis (1940-2003)
........................................ + John Edward Crandell (1936- )
............................................. 6 Dale Crandell (1964 - )

Grave marker of Private Jacob Yost.
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