28 May 2013

NMAM: James Deyoe


Private James Deyoe served in the 120th Regiment, Co B in the Civil War. He enlisted on 8 August 1862 in  Shandaken, Ulster, New York.

James was born 8 Jul 1822 in Lexington, Greene Co, New York to John and Mary Schermerhorn Deyoe. He was one of six children to the couple. The 1880 Census lists Eliza Lane as his wife. She is 35, he is 57. They also have a 73 year old servant - Smith Griffin - who is a farm laborer.


He passed on 21 November 1890 and is buried at the Deyoe Family Cemetery in Lexington, NY.

One of James' siblings is Daniel G. Deyoe. Daniel married Louise Sharp and their son Moran G. Deyoe was my husband's maternal grandfather.

Sources:
New York State Archives; Albany, New York; Town Clerks´ Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War, ca 1861-1865; Collection Number: (N-Ar)13774; Box Number: 64; Roll Number: 35.

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