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George TUFFLEY Biography, ENG

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Classification: Biography
Surnames: Tuffley, Darby
From "History of Grant County, Wisconsin", 1881, p. 938.


GEORGE TUFFLEY, farmer, Sec. 11; P. O. Boscobel; born in Warwickshire, England; while in the old world worked at the gun-maker's trade for about eighteen years. He was apprenticed to the trade at the age of 14 years; worked for the East India Co. and in the Tower of London, making muskets and small arms generally for the use of the army. In 1850, he came to America and located at Platteville, Grant Co., Wis., and there followed his trade. He came down from Portage to Galena on the first boat that ever came down the Missouri River. Remained at Platteville five years; from there he came to the town of Marion, June 1, 1855, and located on the farm where he now lives. He owns 340 acres of land, 175 acres of which is improved; all improvements have been made by him personally. Has held office of Chairman of Town Board, Clerk, State Enumerator, and, in 1880, United States Enumerator of Census; has been Justice of the Peace several years, and member of the School Board and Director. Was married June 27, 1842, to Miss Mary Darby, who was born in the same county; has five children - three sons and two daughters. Enlisted in 1861 in Co. K, 12th W. V. I.; served through his enlistment, which was three years; after receiving his discharge, he went to Indianapolis and was employed at the arsenal repairing guns, etc. Participated in the sieges of Vicksburg, Atlanta, battle of Peach Orchard and innumerable skirmishes.

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