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Re: How accurate is this? And Help pls :o)
Posted by: Samuel Taylor Geer (ID *****4055) Date: September 05, 2007 at 15:52:10
In Reply to: How accurate is this? And Help pls :o) by Bryan Geer of 1061

Your grandfather is a descendant of Civil War solider Cyrus Jenson Geer found in "The Families of George Geer and Thomas Geer: A Supplement to the 1923 Genealogy" by Geer Family Association, (Lebanon, CT: Geer Family Association, 1991), pp. G-415/416 [ID# 254-3-3] (you can order this or the 2nd supplement from the Geer Family Association http://www.geerfamily.org/):

Cyrus fought in the Civil War, enlisting as Cyrus Gere in the 105th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry. He was wounded in the Battle of the Wilderness and taken prisoner and put in Andersonville [Georgia] prison for almost a year. This was known as the most infamous prison of the Civil War, where 13,00 prisoners died.

His double Geer ancestry from American Immigrant George Geer is:

1 George Geer b: 1621 in Heavitree near Exeter, Devon, England d: 1726 in Preston, New London Co., CT
....+Sarah Allyn b: Bef. May 22, 1642 in Salem, Essex Co., MA m: February 17, 1657/58 in New London, New London Co., CT d: Aft. 1723 in Preston, New London Co., CT
.2 Daniel Geer b: September 1673 in New London Co., CT       d: October 2, 1749 in Preston, New London Co., CT
.......+Hannah Christophers b: Aft. 1676 m: Abt. 1699 in New London Co., CT d: Bef. October 24, 1728 in Preston, New London Co., CT
.....3 [4] Daniel Geer, Jr. b: June 15, 1700 in New London Co., CT d: Aft. February 1794
...........+[3] Abigail Spicer       b: December 16, 1729 in New London Co., CT       m: May 30, 1750       d: May 27, 1803
........4 Roger Geer, Revolutionary Soldier b: May 18, 1753 in Preston, New London Co., CT d: October 21, 1845 in Black Lick, Indiana Co., PA
..............+Keziah Tucker b: January 3, 1756 in Voluntown, New London Co., CT m: November 24, 1774 d: March 18, 1831 in Black Lick, Indiana Co. PA
............5 Martin Luther Geer b: 1796 in Preston, New London Co., CT d: August 15, 1875 in Brookville, Jefferson Co., PA
..................+Nancy A. Spiers b: 1797 m: 1818 d: November 1880
...............       6 Luther Geer b: 1825 in Indiana Co., PA d: April 19, 1902 in Eldred Twp., Jefferson Co., PA
.....................+Sarah Ganoe b: 1828 in Pennsylvania d: April 10, 1895
...................7 Cyrus Jenson Geer       b: April 26, 1845 in Catfish, Clarion Co., PA d: August 25, 1925 in Jefferson Co., PA
.........................+Nancy Jane Burket b: August 23, 1846 in Jefferson Co., PA m: October 30, 1865 d: February 8, 1921 in Jefferson Co., PA
......................8 [2] William Luther Geer       b: February 8, 1871 in Jefferson Co., PA d: 1950 in Ridgeway, Elk Co., PA
............................+[1] Mary Geer(first married a Mr. Lindsey)b: 1874 in Jefferson Co., PA d: 1934 in Elk Co., PA
..........................9 Cyrus Jenson Geer b: February 5, 1909 in Spring Creek, Elk Co., PA d: April 6, 1979 in Johnsonburg, Elk Co., PA
................................+Mrs. Mildred Emma (nee McKeown) Shaffer       b: April 4, 1909       m: July 27, 1935       
.............................10 Cyrus Earl Geer       b: November 1, 1938 in Johnsonburg, Elk Co., PA d: October 3, 2006 in Johnsonburg, Elk Co., PA
...................7 John Sylvester Geer b: 1853 in Jefferson Co., PA d: 1917
.........................+Nancy Cecelia Smith       b: 1857              d: 1924
......................8 [1] Mary Geer (first married a Mr. Lindsey) b: 1874 in Jefferson Co., PA d: 1934 in Elk Co., PA
............................+[2] William Luther Geer b: February 8, 1871 in Jefferson Co., PA d: 1950 in Ridgeway, Elk Co., PA
.2 Capt. Robert Geer b: January 2, 1674/75 in New London, New London Co., CT d: November 20, 1742 in George Geer Homestead, Groton, New London Co., CT
.......+Martha Tyler b: Bef. April 9, 1676 in Roxbury, Suffolk Co., MA       m: April 3, 1700 in Groton, New London Co., CT       d: September 18, 1741 in George Geer Homestead, Groton, New London Co., CT
.....3 Mary Geer b: May 14, 1701 in Groton, New London Co., CT d: Aft. 1744 in Groton, New London Co., CT
...........+John Spicer       b: January 1, 1698/99 in Groton, New London Co., CT m: October 22, 1720 in Groton, New London Co., CT       d: August 28, 1753 in Groton, New London Co., CT
........4[3] Abigail Spicer b: December 16, 1729 in New London Co., CT d: May 27, 1803
..............+[4] Daniel Geer, Jr. b: June 15, 1700 in New London Co., CT m: May 30, 1750 d: Aft. February 1794


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