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Perry D. "Bud" Marks Jr., PCC of Holt is another Charter Member of Westport Camp #64. His ancestor was his great great grandfather, Sergeant George Pratt Smith of Company A, 36th Ohio Volunteer Infantry. He served from 11 August 1862 to 27 June 1865.
Ancestry: George Pratt SMITH, was a Union Veteran of the Civil War. On 27 AUG 1861, he was mustered into Company A, of the 36th Ohio Vol Inf Reg, at Marietta, Ohio, by Captain Henry Belknap. He was later promoted to the rank of Sergeant. He was finally mustered out of service, along with the rest of the 36th Ohio Vol Inf Reg, on 27 JUN 1865, at Wheeling, West Virginia, by A. Captian Pettit.
Descendants of George Pratt Smith:
1 George Pratt Smith (3 Apr 1836 - 17 MAY 1920)
... + Adaline Howe Wolcott (24 Dec 1839 - 24 Aug 1916)
........ 2 Lucy Chaimberlain Smith (11 Sep 1876 - 23 Apr 1951)
.......... + Dean Marks (30 Aug 1877 - 07 Aug 1956)
............... 3 William Harold "Pappy" Marks (13 Jul 1907 - 14 Jan 1996)
.................... + Clarissa Irene Rippeto (11 Apr 1907 - 15 Sep 2000)
......................... 4 Perry Dean Marks (13 Nov 1928 - )
.............................. + Betty Jane Wearne (14 Mar 1928 - 16 Nov 1961)
................................... 5 Perry D. "Bud" Marks Jr., PCC (09 Dec 1953 - )
.........................................+ Martha Susan Allen (03 Jun 1953 - )

Perry D. "Bud" Marks Jr., PCC; also has two additional ancestors who fought for the Union during the Civil War.
William Harrison RIPPETO (6th KS Cav)
Thomas Patrick NEWTON (5th PN Art)
Ancestry: William Harrison RIPPETO, (6th KS Cav). Branch of Service: Army-Cavalry. Company/Regiment: Co I, 6th Kansas Vol Cav Date of Service: 22 April 1863; Starting Rank: Pvt; Discharge Rank: Pvt; Date of Discharge: 18 July 1865; Reason for Discharge: Ill with Chronic Diarrhea.
At the time W.H. Rippeto enlisted in Company I, 6th Kansas Volunteer Cavalry on 22 April 1863, the regiment was assigned to the Cherokee Nation with periodic excursions into Missouri and Arkansas. W.H. Rippeto served on detatched duty from Company I three times: 31 August 1863, when the regiment was in Perryville, Arkansas; 29 February 1864 when the regiment was stationed at Fort Smith, Arkansas; and 30 June till 31 December 1864 at Roseville, then Lee's Creek while the rest of the regiment was still at Fort Smith.
It was during duty at Du Vall's Bluff, Arkansas starting 05 June 1865 that W.H. Rippeto, the company cook, became ill with chronic diarrhea and was sent to Fort Leavenworth, Kansas where he was mustered out as unfit for duty. The rest of the regiment was mustered out by 27 August 1865. Such medical propblems were not unusual during the Civil War. During the War, the Regiment lost 4 officers and 81 enlisted killed or mortally wounded in battle, and 3 officers and 140 enlisted lost by disease.
In 1897, William H. RIPPETO submitted for a veteran's pension. His former First Sergeant from Company "I" 6th Regiment, Kansas Cavalry Volunteers, made the following statment in the pension affidavit dated, 19 Dec 1897. "The said Wm. H. Rippeote [sic] while in the line of duty, at or near DuVall's Bluff in the state of Arkansas did, on or about the spring of 1865 become disabled in the following manner, viz.: he had the diarrhoea, at the time he was on duty as Company Cook, and for several weeks was unfit for duty, and others were detailed by me to take his place. He was treated by Dr. W. Melick, Regimental Surgeon."
William Harrison RIPPETO died on 22 Nov 1888. His widow, Clarissa A., applied for and recieved a pension for the support of herself and the minor children of William Harrison RIPPETO.
Descendants of William Harrison Rippeto:
1 William Harrison Rippeto (10 Nov 1842 - 2 Nov 1888)
... + Clarissa A. Dugan (11 Jan 1849 - 20 Jul 1894)
........ 2 Perry Sampson Rippeto (13 Mar 1882 - 30 Jul 1951)
.......... + Goldie Maude Newton (03 Jun 1890 - 16 Apr 1993)
............... 3 Clarrisa Irene Rippeto (11 Apr 1907 - )
.................... + William Harold "Pappy" Marks (13 Jul 1907 - 14 Jan 1996)
......................... 4 Perry Dean Marks (13 Nov 1928 - )
.............................. + Betty Jane Wearne (14 Mar 1928 - 16 Nov 1961)
................................... 5 Perry D. "Bud" Marks Jr., PCC (09 Dec 1953 - )
.........................................+ Martha Susan Allen (03 Jun 1953 - )

Ancestry: Thomas Patrick Newton, Thomas Enlisted as a Private on 23 August 1864 in Battery B, 5th Pennsylvania Heavy Artillery Regiment, mustered out on 30 June 1865 in Pittsburgh, PA (Source: History of Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-1865, Published in 1870). An Invalid Pension applicaton (no. 831475) was submitted in Missouri on 23 Jul 1890 (cert. 617375). A Widow Pension application (no. 52860) was submitted in Missouri on 26 Oct 1892 (cert. 413348).
Descendants of Thomas Patrick Newton:
1 Thomas Patrick Newton (1 Sep 1828 - 27 Sep 1892)
... + Mary Catherine Booher (07 Oct 1830 - 15 Oct 1912)
........ 2 Samuel Densmore Newton (28 Nov 1867 - 18 Aug 1936)
.......... + Susan Irene Owings (23 Sep 1872 - Aug 1917)
............... 3 Goldie Maude Newton (03 Jun 1890 - 16 Apr 1993)
.................... + Perry Sampson Rippeto (13 Mar 1882 - 30 Jul 1951)
..........................4 Clariisa Irene Rippeto (11 Apr 1907 - 15 Sep 2000)
............................. + William Harold "Pappy" Marks (13 Jul 1907 - 14 Jan 1996)
................................... 5 Perry Dean Marks (13 Nov 1928 - )
........................................ + Betty Jane Wearne (14 Mar 1928 - 16 Nov 1961)
............................................. 6 Perry D. "Bud" Marks Jr., PCC (09 Dec 1953 - )
...................................................+ Martha Susan Allen (03 Jun 1953 - )

Ancestry: Calvin Marks, served as a Private in the 165th Militia Reg, in Gilmer County, West Virginia State Troops in the Company under Captain Edwin Norris. He was listed in Roll dated 28 AUG 1862. There were also other members of the MARKS family enlisted in the same unit: E. T. MARKS (Later enlisted in Union Army); E. L.(or "S.") MARKS; Hires MARKS; Lemuel MARKS; Marshall MARKS (Later enlisted in Union Army); and Martin MARKS (Later enlisted in Union Army).
Descendants of Calvin Marks:
1 Calvin Marks (b.1835, d.after Civil War)
... + Elizabeth Cain (1833 - Feb 1860))
........ 2 William Cain Marks (12 Nov 1853 - 19 May 1907)
.......... + Ida Olive Dean (22 Mar 1857 - 08 Dec 1918)
............... 3 Dean Marks (30 Aug 1877 - 07 Aug 1956)
.................... + Lucy Chaimberlain Smith (11 Sep 1876 - 23 Apr 1951)
..........................4 William Harold "Pappy" Marks (13 Jul 1907 - 14 Jan 1996)
............................. + Clariisa Irene Rippeto (11 Apr 1907 - 15 Sep 2000)
................................... 5 Perry Dean Marks (13 Nov 1928 - )
........................................ + Betty Jane Wearne (14 Mar 1928 - 16 Nov 1961)
............................................. 6 Perry D. "Bud" Marks Jr., PCC (09 Dec 1953 - )
...................................................+ Martha Susan Allen (03 Jun 1953 - )

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