12th LOGO

JOHN W. FOUNDS, Company "C"

Presidents, Soldiers, Statesmen
by H. H. Hardesty, 1894; Vol. II, page 573.

Provided by Shirley Fox Allen

     J. W. FOUNDS - Became a soldier at the age of 18 years, enlisting from Glen Easton, W.Va., Aug., 1862, as a private of Co. C, 12th W.Va. V. I., 2d Brigade, 1st Div., 24th A.C. He had previously been engaged in farming in Marshall county. At the battle of Lynchburg he was wounded by gunshot in the hand; for this wound he was in Chestnut Hill hospital, Philadelphia Pa., in 1864, for 6 weeks. In Jan., 1863 he was granted a leave of absence of ten days and returned to Cumberland, Md., at expiration of time. He took active part in the following battles: Winchester, New Market, Piedmont, Lynchburg, Cedar Creek, Snicker's Ferry, Perryville, Hatcher's Run, Foert Gregg, Currentstown, Appomatox C. H., and others, receiving an honorable discharge June 28, 1865, at Wheeling, W.Va. A brother, David Founds, was a member of the 17th W.Va. V. I. Comrade Founds was born Sept. 19, 1843, in Belmont county, O., and came when quite young to Marshall county, with his parents, Caleb an Nancy (Bouer) Founds, both still living, (1894). Jan. 21, 1869 he was married in this county, to Martha M. Anderson, who was born Jan. 21, 1848 in this county, of parents, Henry S., and Catherine (Wells) Anderson, of whom the former is yet living. The following children have been born to Comrade Founds and his wife: Clara V., Ostie, Mary L., Retta, Lena, Willie, dec., Frankie, dec., Lessie, dec., Allie and Charley. Comrade Founds is a member of Evans Post, 77, is also a member of O. U. A. M., and of the M. E. Church; he is in the employ of the R. R. Co., and his address is Rosby's Rock, W.Va.