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I8890: Gabriel Alexander ALVIS Sr. (ABT 1830 - ABT 1865)
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Gabriel Alexander ALVIS Sr.
ABT 1830 - ABT 1865
ID Number: I8890
OCCUPATION: Union Army 1st AL Cav Co. B WBTS
RESIDENCE: Madison & Morgan Cos. AL
BIRTH: ABT 1830, Madison Co. AL
DEATH: ABT 1865, Died Of Disease Union Hospital, Decatur, AL
The 1850 census of Madison Co. lists Gabriel A. "Olvis" living
with Elizabeth "Olvis" (his mother), in the 35th District. The
1860 census of Morgan Co., indicates Gabriel owned personal prop
valued at $50. He was a farmer and b in AL and lived in Gandy's
cove in Morgan Co. AL.
1st AL - Union Army -Alvis, G.A., Pvt Co. B, en. 3/11/64
Decatur, AL for 3 yrs, MI 3/21/64 Decatur, born Madison Co., AL,
age 38, farmer, MO 10/25/65 Huntsville, AL.
"The First Alabama Cavalry, US Volunteers, from 1863 until the
end. The First was a tough, hard-riding, hard-fighting bunch of
Loyalist Southerners who rode with Sherman and who had a
reputation as burners. They torched Barnwell, SC to the ground,
in spite of Gen. Kilpatrick's attempts to stop them, because it
was a "nest of filthy Rebels that needs burning."
died in the service of measles, minor pension filed 1875 AL.
"At time of death the only known living children were Sarah
Gibson, Rebecca Collins and James Pearce, Jr. per declaration of
Thomas Gibson in 1847 to settle her Revolutionary War pension.
Unknown to the family Elizabeth Pearce Miller was still living
in TX at that time.
James Pearce and Margaret Dungan were both living in Berkley
Co., VA but Margaret was under age and they went to Frederick
Co, MD to be married.
Father: Jeremiah DUNGAN b: 1730 in Bucks Co., PA
Mother: Mary (DUNGAN) b: ABT 1732 in Frederick Co, VA"