Private Jacob M. Wisecup, Co. A, 175th Ohio Infantry, USA

1834

  • January 26:  Jacob Wisecup was born in Ohio to Jacob and Susan Wisecup.

1850 

  • August 29:  The U.S. Federal Census taken in Brush Creek, Highland County, OH showed 16-year-old Jacob living with his parents and siblings. His father is a farmer.

1864 

  • August 29: Jacob enlisted in the U.S. Army with his friend William McCoy.
  • September 10: Both Jacob and William mustered into Company A, 175th OH Infantry Regiment.
  • November 30: Fought at the Battle of Franklin. Jacob was wounded and his friend William McCoy was mortally wounded. Jacob made a promise to his friend to take care of his wife.
  • December 2: Admitted to the Cumberland Hospital in Nashville with slight gunshot wound to the head.  

1865

  • June 27:  Mustered out of the US Army in Nashville, Tennessee.

1869

  • June 16: Jacob married his friend William McCoy’s widow, Margaret J. McCoy in Highland County, OH.

1870

  • July 6:  The U.S. Federal Census taken in Paint, Highland County, OH showed Jacob, a farm laborer, and Margaret living with their children. Her daughters Laura McCoy, 9 and Sarah McCoy, 7 and their son Elmore, 3 months.

1880 

  • June 29: The U.S. Federal Census taken in Liberty, Highland County, OH showed Jacob, a farmer, and Margaret living with their children: Elmer, 10 yrs, Clarence, 5, Ada, 2 and Earl, 3 months.

1881 

  • November: Was granted a military disability pension for wounds received during the Battle of Franklin which affected his vision and hearing.

1900

  • June 1: The U.S. Federal Census taken in Liberty, Highland County, OH showed Jacob, a farmer, and Margaret living with their children: Clarke, 20 and Lizzie, 17.

1915

  • October 9: Jacob Wisecup died when an automobile hit him. He was buried at the Hillsboro Cemetery in Hillsboro, OH.

The following article described the accident appeared in a local newspaper

  Jacob and Margaret Wisecup surrounded by their children.

Jacob and Margaret Wisecup surrounded by their children.