I have reason to think the Disney family might be connected to Thomas Abthorpe Cooper the Father of American Theater and his two daughters which connect to Martin Van Buren.
Since Congressman Davy Crockett wrote a book about Martin Van Buren, it seem I have come full circle.
I don't think this post is fake. I guess the question is how many unrelated Disney families are in America around 1830?
David T. Disney Jr. b. abt. 1842 from 1880 Ohio census and d. June 4, 1888 and m. Sara VonPhul Disney, d age 63 yrs., 9 May 1910 (wife of David T DISNEY Jr, d/o Henry VON PUHL)
Civil War Service: Union Neff's Detachment, Ohio Volunteers (Cincinnati Rifles)
KILLED BY THE CARS. WHILE ON HIS WAY TO THE ST. LOUIS DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION. CINCINNATI, Ohio, June 4, 1888.--David T. Disney, while on route with the Duckworth Club, of which he was a member, to the St. Louis Convention yesterday, met with a distressing accident at Seymour, Ind., from the effects of which he died at 2 o clock this morning. He was the youngest son of the late David Disney, a member of Congress for two terms from Cincinnati, who lost seat on account of his support of the Kansas/Nebraska bill. A brother, P. T. Disney, was the Democratic candidate for Superior Court Judge at the last election and suffered defeat with the rest of his ticket. His name had prominence a year ago in the dispatches relative to William Kissane, whom he served as attorney. David T. Disney had but recently entered politics. He was for 17 years in the employ of the Ohio and Mississippi Railroad, the line upon which he was killed. Given an appointment as deputy in the office of Collector of Customs Caldwell; he became active in party affairs. The Duckworth Club was traveling in a special train. Mr. Disney's long experience in railroading; had made him careless as to the danger of boarding moving trains, and in attempting to get aboard as his train was leaving Seymour his foot caught and he was thrown between the platform and the cars, and was dreadfully bruised and one leg was cut off. The train was side-tracked and the entire club tendered all possible assistance to the injured man. The club was in new and handsome uniforms, and had been drilled to a high state of perfection for the parade in St. Louis. The accident cast a deep gloom over the entire party. The remains of the deceased gentleman were brought to Cincinnati to-day. The club proceeded to St. Louis under the impression that their comrade had a chance for recovery. http://query.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=9E01EFDC143AE033A25756C0A9609C94699FD7CF
Cincinnati, Ohio Directory, 1890-91 Mrs. D. T. Disney, Henry Von Phul's, Mt. Auburn widow David T.
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