Robert Pollock Lytle

Born: July 08, 1837
Loc: Waterford, Erie County, PA
Died: May 04, 1913
Loc: Macon County, ILL

Military: Civil War
Father: Andrew Lytle
Mother: Nancy Ann McKay
Married: 1864
Spouse: Elizabeth Smith
Children:  Harry/Frank/Robert/Edith
1850 Census: LeBoeuf  Twp. Erie Co. PA
1880 Census: 3rd Ward, Decatur, Macon Co. ILL
1900 Census:  Decatur Twp. Macon Co. ILL
1910 Census:  Decatur Twp. Macon Co. ILL
Robert P. Lytle was born at Waterford, Erie County, Pennsylvania, on the eighth day of July, 1837. His education he obtained in the common schools of his native town, and in the Waterford Academy. At eighteen he secured employment in the office of the Sharon Iron Company in Mercer county, Pennsylvania, and left this position in the fall of 1857, to attend commercial college at Buffalo, New York. In the spring of 1858 he came to New Boston, Mercer county in this state, and was residing there at the beginning of the rebellion. He volunteered under the first call of the President for troops, but his company was to late for acceptance. In August, 1861, he was mustered into the service as a second lieutenant of the company G, Twenty-seventh regiment, Illinois infantry. For gallantry at the battle of Belmont in November, 1861, he was promoted to be first lieutenant of company B. He was commissioned as captain in December, 1862. At the battle of Mission Ridge in November, 1863, he was twice severely wounded, and at Kenesaw Mountain in June, 1864, he received a musket shot in the left elbow joint, which made necessary the amputation of is arm just below the shoulder. After the war he settled at Decatur. For six years and a half he was book-keeper and cashier for the firm of William Linter & Co., and then assisted in the organization of the Decatur Coffin Company. In January, 1875, President Grant appointed him postmaster at Decatur, the duties of which office he has since discharged with great efficiency. He was married in 1864 to Elizabeth Smith of Waterford, Pennsylvania. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church, and in politics connected with the Republican party.
Source: History of Macon County, Illinois
LYTLE, Robt. P. ----- Co B 27 Ill Inf ----- Greenwood
Source: Macon Co. IL Rootsweb Page