Daniel E Eddy

b. 6 August 1828, d. 30 November 1918

Father*Henry Eddy b. ?, d. ?
Mother*Elizabeth (?) b. ?, d. ?
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Birth*Daniel E Eddy was born on 6 August 1828 at Monongalia County, (W)VA. 
Marriage*He married Mary Ann Buchannon. on 6 August 1848 at Ritchie County, (W)VA.1
Military*Served in the military between 1861 and 1865; Name: Daniel Eddy
Side: Confederate
Regiment State/Origin: Virginia
Regiment Name: 20 Virginia Cavalry.
Regiment Name Expanded: 20th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry
Company: H
Rank In: Private
Rank In Expanded: Private
Rank Out: Private
Rank Out Expanded: Private
Film Number: M382 roll 17

Mrs. Artie (James) Johnson, G,G, Granddaughter of David Eddy, mentioned a few interesting bits of history regarding her fore-fathers. Daniel Eddy, son of David Eddy fought with the Confederates during the Civil War. He was with Robert E. Lee when the Confederates surrendered to the Union Army. Daniel was called "Red Horse" Because of his Red Beard. He lived on three ears of corn for 9 days during the war. The corn had been put out as feed for a mule. 
Census*Daniel E Eddy and Mary Ann Buchannon. appeared on the census of 1870 at Murphy Township, Ritchie County, WV; Daniel Eddy 40 Farmer, Mary Eddy 39, William Eddy 17, Elva A Eddy 14, Leroy Eddy 12, James M Eddy 10, Elizabeth Eddy 7, Daniel Eddy 5, Mary Eddy 1.2
Marriage*Daniel E Eddy married Rosanna "Rosy" Jenkins, daughter of William R (Bill) Jenkins sr and Louisanna Deem, on 12 May 1878 at Ritchie County, WV.1
Note*Daniel E Eddy Daniel gave testimony on Joseph Jenkins (Rose A. Jenkins Uncle) regarding Joseph Jenkins widow's Civil War Pension. Daniel Eddy, age 64, resident of Mellin, Ritchie Co., West Virginia states that he first became acquainted with Joseph Jenkins about 1870, but had seen him several times prior to that. He states that Joseph was "Puffed Up" and seemed to have dropsy." (Pension File #849697) on 21 July 1894. 
Death*He died on 30 November 1918 at Mellin, Ritchie County, WV, at age 90.3
Burial*He was buried on 1 December 1918 at Jenkins/Welch/Eddy Cemetary, Mellin, Ritchie County, WV.3 

Family 1

Mary Ann Buchannon. b. 1829, d. 18 September 1870

Family 2

Rosanna "Rosy" Jenkins b. 9 April 1848, d. 1931

Last Edited23 Feb 2010


  1. [S58] Ritchie County WV Marriage Record.
  2. [S109] 1870 Census Ritche County WV Murphy Township.
  3. [S8] Ritchie County WV Death Record.