Alverson, James Knox

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Birth

James Knox[1] Alverson was born on February 21, 1845, to Leonard Alverson and Elizabeth Wilber. James was one of seven children.

Military Service

Name: James Knox Alverson
Residence at Enlistment: Berne
Place of Birth: Berne, NY[2]
Date of Birth: 25 Feb 1845[2]
Names of Parents: Leonard (Alverson) and Elizabeth Wilbur[2]
Marital Status: Single[2]
Occupation: Farmer[2]
Term of Enlistment: 3 years[2]
Bounty Received: None[2]
Enlistment Date: 4 Jan 1864[3]
Enlistment Place: Albany, New York
Enlistment Rank: Private
State Served: New York
Regiment: 7th Regiment NY Heavy Artillery
Company: Company M[3]
Wounded on: 3 Jun 1864[3]
Wounded at: Cold Harbor, VA[3]
Discharged for Disability on: 23 May 1865[3]
Discharged at: US General Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
Additional Remarks: Enlisted at the age of 19. He was wounded in the left leg and right forearm at Cold Harbor and was discharged for a disability from the hospital in Philadelphia.[3] "Wounded at the Battle of Cold Harbor June 3rd 1864 in left leg and right fore arm Permanently disabled Three inches of bone taken from the right arm. Discharged May 23rd 1865 P.O. Address Huntersland Schoharie Co N.Y."[2]
Sources Used: Ancestry.com, American Civil War Soldiers; 1865 census Berne, Albany Co., NY; Annual Report of the Adjutant-General of the State of NY for the year 1898; Keating, Robert, Carnival of Blood: The Civil War Ordeal of the Seventh New York Heavy Artillery, Published by Butternut and Blue, Baltimore, Md 1998; Town and City Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War

Marriage & Children

James married Rhoda E. Shoemaker in 1876. She was the daughter of Abraham Shoemaker and Phebe M. Layman and was born in March 1854.

They had the following children;

Occupation

  • 1865-1866 he taught school in Berne in 1865 and 1866. Plus other schools in Albany and Schoharie Counties.[5]
  • 1866 elected School Commissioner in the First District of Schoharie County (which included Huntersland) in 1888 for a three year term.[5] *1894 re-elected in 1894 for another three years ending in 1897.[5]
  • 1892 he was teacher, his wife was a seamstress in Middleburh, Schoharie, NY.[6]
  • 1920 he did office work and his wife was a dress maker. They lived a 342 Orange St., Albany, Albany, NY.[7]

Death

James K. Alverson died between 1910-1920 presumably at his home 342 Orange St., Albany, Albany, NY.[8]

Obituary

Additional Research Notes

Additional Media

Town and City Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War

Wounded at the Battle of Cold Harbor June 3rd 1864 in left leg and right fore arm Permanently disabled Three inches of bone taken from the right arm.

Census Records

1850 federal; Middleburgh, Schoharie

  • Leonard Alverson 49 Farmer
  • Elizabeth Alverson 44
  • William Alverson 18 Farmer
  • Delaney Alverson 16
  • Elisabeth Alverson 14
  • John Alverson 12
  • Joseph Alverson 9
  • James Alverson 5
  • Sarah Cook 69

1860 federal; Berne, Albany

  • Leonard Alverson 52 Shoemaker
  • Elizabeth Alverson 54
  • Elizabeth Alverson 23
  • John Alverson 22 Farm Laborer
  • Joseph Alverson 18 Farm Laborer
  • James Alverson 16 Farm Laborer

1870 federal; Berne, Albany

  • Leonard Alverson 61 Farmer
  • Elizabeth Alverson 63 Keeping House
  • James Alverson 25 Farmer
  • Elizabeth Alverson 34 Dressmaker

1880 federal; Berne, Albany

  • James Alverson 35 School Teacher
  • Rhoda E Alverson 26 Wife Millner

1900 federal; Middleburgh, Schoharie

  • James K Alverson 55 Head School Teacher
  • Rada E Alverson 46 Wife Dressmaker
  • Leonard A Alverson 19 Son Grocier Merchant
  • Otis R Alverson 13 Son At School
  • W Layman Alverson 16 Son Barber

1910 federal; Albany Ward 12, Albany

  • James K Alverson 65 Head Office Work
  • Rhoda E Alverson 56 Wife Dressmaker
  • Otis R Alverson 23 Son Clerk
  • Leonard A Alverson 29 Head Bookkeeper
  • Fannie C Alverson 24 Wife
  • J Maynard Alverson 4 Son
  • Ruth E Alverson 2 Daughter


Sources

  1. Howell, George Rogers, History of the County of Albany, NY from 1609-1886, W. W. Munsell & Co 1886 page 817
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 Town and City Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 Keating, Robert, Carnival of Blood: The Civil War Ordeal of the Seventh New York Heavy Artillery, Published by Butternut and Blue, Baltimore, Md 1998
  4. 4.0 4.1 World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005.Original data: United States, Selective Service System. World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration. M1509, 4,582 rolls.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Middleburgh Library Biographical Review
  6. 1892 state census
  7. 1910 federal census
  8. 1910 and 1920 federal census