A Civil War Soldier: Cpl. Ethan Allen WESTBROOK (1837 – 1902)

How Related: Brother to my 4th-great-grandmother, Amanda (WESTBROOK) KIMBALL

Born: 29 March 1837 in Ohio (possibly in Chagrin Falls, Cuyahoga County)

Parents: Peter WESTBROOK (1797 – 1851) and Fannie MARBLE (1801 – 1849)

Siblings: Amanda (1816 – c. 1882); Ephraim (b. 1820); Benjamin (1822 – 1872); Henry H. (b. 1823); Solomon (1831 – 1831); William (1833 – c. 1833/4); and William Thomas WESTBROOK (b. 1840)

Married: 1st to Mary LOCKWOOD (dates unknown) c. 1858, probably in Kalamzoo Co., Michigan; married 2nd to Cinderella Jennie HERRINGTON (1843 – 1913) c. 1866, possibly in Dayton Twp., Newaygo Co., Michigan

Children: with wife Mary, he had one son: William Peter (b. 1860); with wife Cinderella, he had five children: Myron D. (1867 – 1869); James Walter (1869 – 1942); Amanda L. (1875 – 1943); Laura M. (b. 1876); and Mabel A. WESTBROOK (b. 1882)

Source: Civil War Pension Index Card of Ethan A. Westbrook. Organization Index to Pension Files of Veterans Who Served Between 1861 and 1900. National Archives and Records Administration. Publication T289. Digital image purchased at Footnote [http://www.footnote.com/].

Enlisted: 10 October 1851 in Pavillion Twp., Kalamazoo Co., Michigan; private. Enlisted in Co. E, 13th Michigan Infantry on 17 January 1862. Promoted to full corporal on 1 November 1864.

Side Served: Union

Discharged: 22 July 1865 at Detroit, Wayne Co., Michigan

Biography or Information of Interest: Named for Vermont’s Revolutionary War hero, Ethan Allen WESTBROOK was written up in a Newaygo County history of early pioneers, which can be read here.

Died: 19 April 1902 in Newaygo County, Michigan (probably on his farm in Lincoln Township)

Buried: Dayton Center (Jewell) Cemetery, Dayton Twp., Newaygo Co., Michigan


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