The National Society Daughters of the Union 1861-1865
was founded October
9, 1912 in New York City, New York by Mrs. Frank Crowell. The Society is a hereditary society formed to honor
the soldiers and patriots who were dedicated to preserving the Union during the Civil War.
Hannibal Farrell Chapter was organized by Mrs. Jerry Moore on September 12, 1973, in Detroit, Michigan.
Mrs. Moore named the chapter after her grandfather Hannibal Farrell.
There were ten charter members:
- Mrs. Jerry Moore of Dearborn, Michigan
- Mrs. Robert Hasenstab of Cincinnati, Ohio
- Mrs. Clyde Marshbanks of Birmingham, Michigan
- Miss Laura Cook of Hillsdale, Michigan
- Miss Vera Reeve of Vincennes, Indiana
- Miss Diane Moore of Dearborn, Michigan
- Miss Alicia Moore of Dearborn, Michigan
- Mrs. Orrin Clark of Lansing, Illinois
- Mrs. Vaughn Snook of Dimondale, Michigan
- Mrs. Rex Filkins of Birmingham, Michigan
OBJECTS OF THE SOCIETY
- To honor the memory of the men and women who contributed towards the preservation of the Union during the
Civil War, extending over the years 1861-1865
- To foster a spirit of patriotism, loyalty and love of country
- To uphold the honor of the Flag of the United States of America
- To give financial aid to Lincoln Memorial University, Harrogate, Tennessee
For Information about becoming a member of Hannibal Farrell Chapter, send us an email
to our Chapter Registrar or Chapter Regent:
Our Chapter Namesake
Hannibal and Nancy (Brindley) Farrell
Hannibal O'Farrell was born December 2, 1841, in Switzerland County, Indiana, the son of Barney O'Farrell, born in
Ireland, and Elizabeth Smith, born in Pennsylvania. It is said that Hannibal was named "after Hannibal who crossed
the Alps." According to a family report, the "O" in the name was dropped at a later time. Hannibal died July 11,
1910, in Pleasant Township, Switzerland County, Indiana, of "organic heart disease".
Hannibal was married to Nancy (Nannie) B. Brindley on July 29, 1869, in Switzerland County. She was born March 8,
1850, in Craig Township of that county and died September 20, 1922, in Kokomo, Indiana.
At the time of her pension application, July 23, 1910, Nannie reported that she and Hannibal had ten living
- Oscar Newton born June 5, 1870
- Hannibal "Chub" born June 20, 1872
- Dora Belle born January 30, 1874
- John Robert born October 20, 1875
- Minnie Leona born November 13, 1877
- Esan Othniel born February 20, 1882
- Edith Orion born March 25, 1884
- Sylvia Ada born Mary 29, 1886
- Mary Cordelia born June 25, 1889
- Harrison McKinley born July 1, 1894
HANNIBAL FARRELL'S SERVICE
On August 22, 1861, at 19 years of age, Hannibal joined Company A, 3rd Regiment, Indiana Volunteer Cavalry.
Shortly after joining, he contracted a bad case of mumps and was hospitalized at Fredericksburg, Virginia.
He was honorable discharged August 31, 1864 at Indianapolis, Indiana. At the time of his discharge,
Hannibal was described as "twenty-two years of age, five feet nine inches high, florid complexion, blue eyes,
sandy hair, and occupation, when enrolled, a farmer". He had joined with his own horse, Ginger, valued at $100,
and owned all the horse equipment, valued at $28.08. According to the Company Muster-out roll, dated September 7,
1864, Ginger had been "killed in action at Beverly Ford, Virginia, on June 9, 1863." According to family, Ginger
died when "she took a musket ball to the gut."
Thursday April 14, 2016
Program: Author John Reed, a member of SUVCW Sgt. John S. Cosby Camp 426
RSVP to Vice President Bonita Nalepa
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