Welcome to "Remembering the 142nd PVI". The purpose of this site is post pictures, information, and the final resting places of this regiment of the American Civil War. It seeks to tell a "bottom up" history, straight from the common soldiers themselves. If you have any information concerning the 142nd, please email me at bmonticue@gmail.com. Thank you and enjoy.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Pvt. William Faith, Co. C

William Faith was born on Aug 17, 1839 in Pennsylvania, and his childhood was spent in Somerset County. William enlisted in Co. C 142nd PVI on Aug 25, 1862 and was discharged on Feb 26, 1863. His obituary, which errently states that he was in the cavalry during the war, mentions him having war wounds.

William Faith obituary from The Daily Courier (Connellsville, PA)

In 1866, William was married to Tryphena Cable and the couple had eight children together.

Pension index, listing Tryphena as his widow

As an adult, census records show that William and his family moved to different parts of Fayette and Westmoreland Counties until his death in 1910. He and Tryphena are buried together in Mt. Olive Brethern Cemetery, Bullskin Twp, Fayette County, PA.

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