Cannaday, Ira

From Helderberg Hilltowns of Albany County, NY


Ira Cannaday was born on April 7, 1824 to James Cannaday (B. Feb 19, 1794, D. Mar 26, 1858) and Maria Rachel Post (B. Oct 21, 1796, D. after June 2, 1821).[1] He was a middle child of five.[1]

Marriage & Children

On September 12, 1848 in Rensselaerville, Ira married Sarah Catherine Crane who was born March 25, 1830 to Nathaniel Crane and Anna Bigsby.[1]

Ira and Sarah had the following children:

Military Service

Name: Ira Cannaday
Residence: Rensselaerville and Little Wolf, WI
Enlistment Date: 24 Mar 1864
Enlistment Place: Little Wolf, Wisconsin
Enlistment Rank: Private
State Served: Wisconsin
Regiment: 38th Infantry
Company: Company B
Killed in Action on: 2 Apr 1865
Place of Death: Petersburg, VA
Additional Remarks: Enlisted at the age of 41. A resident of Rensselaerville in July 1860 and in August 1860 was in the Dakota Territory.
Sources Used:, 1860 census, Rensselaerville and the Dakota Territory, American Civil War Soldiers.


Ira Cannaday died on April 2, 1865 in Petersburg, Va. of a rifle ball in a charge at Fort Mahone.[1]

After his death his wife remarried on February 17, 1866 Thomas Vaugh (B. Mar 7, 1829, D. Aug 5, 1888).[1] She survived her second husband and died on March 10, 1909 in Manawa, Waupaca Co, Wi.[1]


Additional Research Notes

Additional Media

Selected documents from Sarah Crane Cannaday's widow's pension file


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