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Irons, David D.

Born: 1816-07-28 New York

Died: 1863-08-11 Nashville, Tennessee

Flourished: 1854-09-28 Peoria, Illinois

David D. Irons was a deputy sheriff, sheriff, and U.S. Army officer. In 1850, Irons was living in Peoria, Illinois, with his wife and two sons. He served as deputy sheriff of Peoria County, Illinois in 1850 and as sheriff from November 1854 to November 1856. Irons supported the Whig Party. In August 1862, he organized the Eighty-Sixth Infantry Illinois Volunteers as a colonel, and the 923-man unit mustered in August 27. His troops engaged in the Battle of Perryville before his death from typhoid fever.

The History of Peoria County Illinois (Chicago: Johnson, 1880), 341, 348, 387-88; Petition of Jonathan K. Cooper and Others to Abraham Lincoln; T. M. Eddy, The Patriotism of Illinois: A Record of the Civil and Military History of the State in the War for the Union (Chicago: Clarke, 1865), 2:333; Illinois Civil War Muster and Descriptive Rolls, Illinois State Archives, Springfield, IL; U.S. Census Office, Seventh Census of the United States (1850), Peoria. Peoria County, IL, 174; Gravestone, Springdale Cemetery and Mausoleum, Peoria, IL.