JEROME ISAAC WOODYARD & JOHN MARION WOODYARD, Company "H"
Jerome Isaac Woodyard, a farmer born in Taylor County, served in Company "H" of the 12th Infantry. At age 28, he enlisted 27 Aug 1862 at Grafton, and mustered in at Wheeling. He died of Typhoid Fever 5 Jan 1864, in Regimental Hospital at Harpers Ferry, West Virginia. According to find-a-grave.com, he is buried at Arnold Cemetery, Taylor County, West Virginia. Jerome was apparently single at the time of his death.
John Marion Woodyard, the brother of Jerome, also served in Company "H." He was 23 when he enlisted with his brother at Grafton 27 Aug 1862. He mustered out at Wheeling 16 June 1865. He was promoted to Corporal 12 Sept 1864, and mustered out at Richmond, Virginia 16 June 1865.
Jerome and John were the sons of Jesse Colbert Woodyard, born 28 Nov 1801 in Fauquier County, Virginia, and Jane Webb, born 5 Dec 1805 in Monongalia County, (W) Virginia.
OBITUARY OF JOHN WOODYARD: Bedford Times-Republican [Iowa], Tuesday April 3, 1906:
AN OLD SETTLER GONE - John Woodyard Passes Away After Six Months Illness -- John M. [Marion] Woodyard died at his home in Mason township Sunday morning at 5:40, of cirrhosis of the liver after an illness extending over many months, aged 67 years, 2 months and 13 days.- Mr. Woodyard, had he lived but twenty-five days longer would have been for a quarter of a century a resident of Taylor County. He was born in West Virginia, and made his home there until a man of 34. He then decided to seek his fortune in the great Middle West and moved to Iowa, settling near New Sharon in Mahaska County, thirty-three years ago. He spent eight years there and then moved to Taylor County, settling on the farm in Mason Township where he spent the remainder of his life. - Mr. Woodyard was a man of good habits, a good neighbor, a kind friend, a devoted husband and father, and his loss is felt by all throughout the community where he was known. - When the war broke out Mr. Woodyard was living in West Virginia and enlisted in the 12th infantry from that state. He was soon promoted to corporal and as such served during the three years of the war. His war life was one of active service, and he participated in many of the bloodiest battles of the great Rebellion, and was present at the closing scene at Appomattox when Lee surrendered to Grant. - As a soldier he was brave, courageous and faithful, and his war record is one of which his descendants may well be proud. - A widow and four children remain to mourn him. The children are all grown to maturity, and two are married, but all reside in this county. One brother and one sister survive him. His brother T. [Thomas] E. Woodyard arrived here Sunday from his home near Grafton, West Va., and will remain until after the funeral. The sister also resides in West Virginia. - The funeral services, conducted by Rev. Thompson of Bedford and Rev. Farley of Gravity, were held at the home today at 11 a.m. Interment at Fairview cemetery.
Submitted by LORI HOLLOWAY, the gr-gr-gr-granddaughter of John M. Woodyard, and the gr-gr-gr-niece of Jerome I. Woodyard.
JEROME ISAAC WOODYARD; obit on the right