John Reardon1

b. circa 1833, d. 4 July 1864
Family Background:
Fairfield and Allied Families
     John Reardon was born circa 1833 in Ohio.2 He married Dorcas Jane Cordrey, daughter of Moses Ayres Cordrey and Hannah Black, on 4 November 1852 in Tuscarawas County, Ohio.3,1 A Union soldie, John was wounded in the Battle of Kenesaw Mountain and and died on 4 July 1864 in Chattanooga, Tennessee.3
Additional Data
John and Dorcas Reardon appeared on the 1 June 1860 Federal Census of Fairfield township, Tuscarawas County, Ohio, enumerated 13 July 1860. Their children Elizabeth and William were listed as living with them.2 Click to view image

Children of John Reardon and Dorcas Jane Cordrey

  • Eliza Ann Reardon2 b. 16 Apr 1854, d. 10 Mar 1937
  • William Reardon2 b. 23 Aug 1856
  • Martha Jane Reardon3 b. 11 Nov 1860, d. 4 Jul 1876
  • Hannah Catherine Reardon3 b. 9 Apr 1863, d. 30 Oct 1866


  1. [S949] "Francis Cordrey Journal," (MS, 1897; Fort Wayne, Indiana); Charles Horn; Pasadena, Texas. Hereinafter cited as "Cordrey Journal". In a handwritten journal, or more precisely a ledger that he used as a journal, Francis wrote the family history as he knew it. It was among a collection of Cordrey papers and memorabilia that was given to Charles Horn by Francis' granddaughters, Coreinne Bitner and Mildred Bitner Stier. Click to view image
  2. [S953] John Reardon household, 1860 U.S. Census, Tuscarawas County, Ohio, population schedule, Fairfield twp, page 377AB/109-110, dwelling 759, family 767; National Archives micropublication M653, roll 1043.
  3. [S979] M.C. Heminger, comp., Complete Family Record of the Heminger and Cordrey Families (Akron, Ohio: Unpublished, 1940), 88.