Title: Barnhart, David Mark
Author: Barnhart, David Mark ([email protected]@aol.com)
Publication: various dates over several years
Note: From: Mark Barnhart <[email protected]@aol.com> July 17, 2001 John M. Greek was the son of William Greek and Susannah Coffman Greek. John M. Greek was born 7 Feb 1846 in Ohio and died 19 Dec 1913. I have an affidavit of David L. Coffman, who I believe was the son of Benjamin Coffman and Elizabeth Hughes Coffman. The body of the affidavit reads as follows: Supplementary, Wid. Orig. Pension, 1020323, John M. Greek, Mary M. Greek, CO I, 89th Ind. Infantry. The undersigned, David L. Coffman, born June 11, 1842 at Lancaster, Ohio, and now residing at 1361 Hamlet Street, Columbus, Ohio, says that he has known John M. Greek since his birth, which also occurred at (or near) Lancaster, Ohio, Fairfield County; that said John M. Greek lived with his mother in Fairfield County, Ohio, until he was about two years old, when his mother moved with him to Decatur, Indiana; that said John M. Greek lived near Decatur, Indiana, until he enlisted in the U. S. Army in 1862; that he served until January, 1866, continuously, and on his discharge in January, 1866, returned to Decatur, Indiana, remaining there for a few months; said John M. Greek about July or August, 1866, went to Marion County, Ohio, to town now known as Prospect, Ohio, and resided there continuously until his death December 19, 1913. Said John M. Greek was a cousin to undersigned and to my personal knowledge he was unmarried previous to Jan. 19, 1871, when he married to Mary M. Weisel. He lived with said Mary M. Weisel-Greek until his death as aforesaid. During entire life of said John M. Greek I have frequently visited him in his home and he visited me in my home. I was also a resident of Prospect, Ohio, for 16 years. s David L Coffman State of Ohio, Franklin County, ss. Personally appeared before me, a Notary Public, in and for Franklin County, Ohio, David L. Coffman, who being duly sworn, says the statements set forth are true. Subscribed in my presence this 17th day of February, 1914.E. Hartsook Notary Public in and for Franklin County, Ohio. My commission expires Feb 2, 1917 Letterhead says: William M. Pettit, Attorney and Counselor At Law, Conover Building, Dayton, Ohio William M. Pettit was the son-in-law of John M. Greek. I also believe that the M. in John M. Greek stood for Martin. John M. Greek entered the service on Dec 1, 1863 in the 26th Regt Ind Vol Infantry. He was honorably discharged Jan 15, 1866.
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