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Submitted by Karen Graham.

Corp. Henry D. Conaway - Son of William and Sophia (Conaway) Conaway, the former deceased, but the latter still living (1894), was born in Marian county, Va., Aug. 19, 1844, and settled in Belmont county, O., in 1888, having previously married Oct. 28, 1874, in Marian county, Va., Margaret Wallace, born in the same county as her husband Dec. 4, 1848, of parents, James and Mary (Tygart) Wallace, deceased. Their children are Paul, McCoy, Mary T., and Jessie S., dec. Comrade Conaway was employed as a farmer and was 18 years old when he enlisted Aug. 19, 1862, as a private in Co. F, 12th W. Va. Inf., 2d Brig., 2d Div., 24th A. C., and was promoted to Corp. in 1864. He fought at Winchester, New market, Piedmont, Lynchburg, Lynchburg Campaign, Hatcher's Run, Petersburg, Lee's surrender at Appomattox C. H., and several skirmishes, and was honorably discharged at Wheeling, W. Va., in 1865, at the close of the war. Ezra Wallace, a brother of his wife, served in a W. Va. Inf. and is deceased. Comrade Conaway is Chap. of Lupton Post, No. 525, receives a pension of $17 a month and is engaged in farming at Hunter, O., which is his address.

This is from a family owned book, Presidents, Soldiers, Statesmen,
published in 1892 by H. H. Hardesty.
Presented unedited.