Peasley, Joseph L.

Oregon City Courier, Thursday, February 15, 1917
Aged and Unknown Joseph Peasley Will be Buried Tomorrow
Joseph L. Peasley, for a quarter century a resident in and about Willamette, died at the Oregon City hospital on Tuesday and will be buried at Mountain View tomorrow. Peasley, aged 76 years, was practically a stranger to those among whom he had lived. Relatives are not known and the history of the man is a mystery beyond the life he lived in this county. He was a veteran of the Civil war, although he did not belong to any G. A. R. post. During the last few years arteries that hardened with advancing age kept him from active work, but prior to that time he had earned his livelihood by cutting cord wood and at odd jobs. His funeral will be simple and only a few of those whose hearts are human will be at Mountain View when the body is lowered into its final resting place.

1910 Census: Born about 1841, New Hampshire, lived at Pete’s Mountain, age 69


Oregon Death Index
Name Joseph L. Peasley
Event Type Death
Event Date 13 Feb 1917
Event Place Clackamas, Oregon
Certificate Number 54

Civil War Pension Card:
Navy Invalid
Peasley, Joseph L.
P, U. S. S. Marine Corps
Benefits commenced 15 April 1907
Died Feb. 14, 1917

Name: Joseph L Peasley
Enlistment Date: 25 Sep 1861
Rank at enlistment: Private
State Served: Maryland
Survived the War?: Yes
Service Record: Enlisted in Company A, Maryland Purnell Legion Infantry Regiment on 25 Sep 1861. Mustered out on 15 Sep 1862.
Sources: Maryland Volunteers, War of 1861-65

United States Muster Rolls of the Marine Corps
Name Joseph L Peasley
Event Type Military Service
Event Date 24 Sep 1862
Event Place United States
Affiliate Repository Type Affiliate

US Marine Corps Muster Lists
Name: Joseph L Peasley
Muster Date: Sep 1866
Enlistment Date: 24 Sep 1862
Rank: Private

Headquarters to December 1862
Brooklyn, January 1863
U. S. S. Vermont, February 1863, ship to Port Royal, S. C. Sept 1863 to April 1864
U. S. steamer Nipsic, September – October 1864
U. S. S. New Ironsides, November 1864
U. S. S. New Hampshire, December 1864
U. S. steamer Massachusetts, February 1865
U. S. S. St. Louis, April 1865
Philadelphia PA, May 1865
U. S. S. Ohio, October 1865 – September 1866


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