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John C Govers
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Birth: Nov., 1833
County Longford, Ireland
Death: unknown

John C Govers was born Nov 1833 in Longford, Templemichael, Longford County, Ireland. He was a son of George Patrick Govers Sr., and Anastasia Byrne.

He was Baptist Nov 7 1833 at Templemichael/Ballymacormick, County Longford, Ireland, Roman Catholic Church.
John's family on 3 Aug 1850 census, living in New Rochelle Westchester Co. NY., George Govers 44 Ire is a Painter and wife; Anastasia 46 Ire and children; George 19 Ire, John 16 Ire, Robert 13 NY, James 10 NY, Edward 7 NY, Mary A 5 NY, Joseph 2 NY. George Govers Value of Real Estate $1,000.00. Sons; George is a Painter and John is a Apprentice.

John's mother died, as his father George Patrick Govers Sr., remarried on 29 Nov 1855 to Ann Carney in Boston, Massachusetts.

On 18 Jul 1856 at New York Emigrant Savings Bank & Deposit & Account Ledger, New Rochelle, Westchester Co. NY., John C Govers 22 years, Single, a resident of Bowery, Ny., Native of Longford, Ireland, arrived 3 years. His father George and mother Anastasia Byrne, deposited $25.38.
Captain John C. Govers, then 29, resided in Richmond, Virginia before the war.

John C Govers 27, Enlisted in Civil War on 23 Apr 1861, at Richmond, VA. Commissioned an officer in Company E, Virginia 15th Infantry Regiment on 23 Apr 1861.
Promoted to Full 2nd Lieutenant on 25 Apr 1862.
Promoted to Full 1st Lieutenant on 14 May 1862.
Promoted to Full Captain on 01 Jul 1862.

1 Jul 1862, he was promoted from 1st Lieutenant to Company Captain. Govers was captured at Dinwiddie Court House, Virginia.
On Mar 2 1865 John C Govers married Annie G Carr in Richmond, Virginia-Select Marriages, 1785-1940.
John C Govers was committed to the Old Capitol Prison, Washington, D.C. on April 3, 1865. On April 9th he was forwarded to Johnson's Island, Ohio prisoner of war camp. .

He swore an oath of allegiance there on June 18, 1865. His camp papers show him to be 5'11" with black hair, fair complexion, and hazel eyes..

National Archives, Record Group 109. Publication number M324. Compiled service records of Confederate soldiers from Virginia units, labeled with each soldier's name, rank, and unit, with links to revealing documents about each soldier. Roll 0562.

Residence on Jun 16 1870 census Washington, Washington Co. DC., John C Govers 34, is a Painter with wife Anna 24 years of age.

On Jun 3 1880 census in Washington, Washington Co DC., John C Govers 45, Painter with wife Annie G 34, living with In-laws; Ann Carr 65(Cancer), Thomas 40, Mary 30, Catherine 20 years. 4 Boarders living with them.

In 1886 census John C Govers a Painter in Washington D.C., City Directory.

Residence in 1890, living 1452 Corcoran St., Washington, Washington Co. D.C., John C Govers 57 born in Ireland, wear Glasses, a Painter, a Confederate Soldier, married, been in U.S. for 53 years. Wife Anna Govers 40, Sister-in-law Hebernia E Carr 32. Boarders; Elizabeth White 62 a Widow, having 5 children 1 living; Jennette White 29 years.

Residence Jun 15 1900 census, Washington, Washington Co D.C., Annie Govers 53 born Feb 1847 in Virginia, married having 0 children. is an Inmate and Housekeeper at the Providence Hospital.

On Jun 16 1900 census in Richmond City, Henrico Co VA., Home for the Aged Little Sister of the Poor, John C Govers 64, born Dec 1835 and Brother-in-law; Thomas V Carr 64 years.

Death of John C Govers ????

Residence in 1909, Anna G Govers (Widow of John C Govers)Publication Title; Washington District of Columbia, City Directory.
Family links: 
  George Patrick Govers (1809 - 1885)
  Anastasia Byrne Govers (1804 - ____)
  George Patrick Govers (1830 - 1894)*
  John C Govers (1833 - ____)
  Robert Govers (1838 - ____)*
  James Govers (1840 - 1872)*
*Calculated relationship
Created by: Ann Harmon Govers
Record added: May 17, 2014
Find A Grave Memorial# 129926888

John C Govers served in Company E 15th Infantry Regiment Virginia.
- Ann Harmon Govers
 Added: May. 17, 2014

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