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Sylvester Mowry
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Birth: Jan. 17, 1833
Rhode Island, USA
Death: Oct. 17, 1871
London
Greater London, England

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1848, to July 1, 1852, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 3d Artillery, July 1, 1852.

Served: on frontier duty at San Francisco, Cal., 1852‑53, — Pacific

(Second Lieut., 3d Artillery, Sep. 6, 1853)

Railroad Exploration, 1853‑54, — March through Utah to California,

(First Lieut., 3d Artillery, Mar. 3, 1855)

1854‑55, — Benicia, Cal., 1855, — and Ft. Yuma, Cal., 1855‑57.

Resigned, July 31, 1858.

Civil History.—Elected Delegate to the U. S. House of Representatives from the proposed Territory of Arizona, 1857 and 1859. U. S. Commissioner to run and mark the Boundary Line between the State of California and the Territories of the United States, 1860-61. Author of "The Geography and Resources of Arizona and Sonora," 1865. (from the Biographical Register of the Officers and Graduates of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., Vol. II; by Bvt. Major George W. Cullum, pub. by D. Van Nostrand, New York, 1868) 
 
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 Parents:
  Charles Cook Mowry (1798 - 1861)
  Celia Emma Aldrich Mowry (1809 - 1843)
 
 Siblings:
  Julia Eliza Mowry (1830 - 1830)*
  William Mowry (1831 - 1832)*
  Sylvester Mowry (1833 - 1871)
  David Aldrich Mowry (1835 - 1837)*
  Henry C. Mowry (1838 - 1863)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
North Burial Ground
Providence
Providence County
Rhode Island, USA
 
Created by: Jen Snoots
Record added: Dec 07, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 12624002
Sylvester Mowry
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Sylvester Mowry
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- CopelandFamilyDescendants
 Added: Oct. 10, 2014

- Jen Snoots
 Added: Feb. 24, 2011
USMA Class of 1852
- Bill Thayer (History of West Point)
 Added: Feb. 23, 2011
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