229. Ira Edward5 Gorby (William4, Eli3, Thomas2, Samuel1) was born July 5, 1845. Ira died August 7, 1906 in Wellsburg, WV., at 61 years of age.

He married twice. He married Hannah Murphy. He married Rachel Caroline Allen December 25, 1870. Rachel was born April 1, 1848. Rachel died May 15, 1918 in Tipp City, OH., at 70 years of age. (1978) Another birth date is April 1, 1849.

(1997) From the Ohio Online Death Certificate Project: Volume Number: 2600, Certificate Number: 33539. (1978) Ira Edward Gorby enlisted during the Civil War at Wheeling, was promoted to Corporal when only 16 years old. His record is at the National Battlefield Park, Manassas, VA. Ira participated in a number of very bloody battles and had several horses shot out from under him. His army record was one of bravery and hardships. He died at Wellsburg, WV, August 7, 1906 (A second date is October 6, 1908), and is buried near there.

Family records on Ira Gorby and descendants are from Elsie Rader of Hamburg, NY; F E Thornton, Morgantown, WV; Mayme Cawthorne, age 83, Toledo, OH; Sylvia Snodgrass Hicks, age 80, Ft Worth, TX and others.

Ref: CEN1880 - Listed as Henry Gorby, living in Ross Co, OH, and that he was born in PA.

This individual has discrepancies concerning the ages of his children in relationship to his second marriage.

Ira Edward Gorby and Hannah Murphy had the following children:

child 883 i. Virginia6 Gorby. She married B H Hazelrigg. B resided :. Seattle, WA.

child 884 ii. Laura Gorby. She married John Hull. John resided :. Parkersburg, WV.

child 885 iii. Homer Gorby.

Ira Edward Gorby and Rachel Caroline Allen had the following children:

child + 886 iv. Mary Ella Gorby was born ABT. 1867.

child + 887 v. Nancy Caroline Gorby was born January 11, 1871.

child + 888 vi. Viola Frances Gorby was born October 9, 1875.

child + 889 vii. Rose M Gorby was born September 25, 1877.

child + 890 viii. Lizzie Alice Gorby was born June 9, 1879.

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