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Alonzo D. Maynard
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Birth: Jul. 5, 1825
Bethany Center
Genesee County
New York, USA
Death: Dec. 22, 1863
Knoxville
Knox County
Tennessee, USA

Knoxville Cemetery made a mistake they transcribed his name as Alonzo D May and accordingly all the records are under Alonzo D May. One of the earliest muster records had the name hypenated May-nard, and from that the Veterans Administration recorded his burial incorrectly under Alonzo May. Efforts to correct those records have not been successful so far.

Alonzo is the son of Benajah Maynard and Sally Howard Maynard, and is a great grandson of Peter BRANCH, Revolutionary Patriot; and also a Mayflower descendant.

The family bible reflects four children born to Sally and Benajah, Lucinda (10 Oct 1823), Alonzo (4 July 1825), Caroline (3 Aug 1827-6 Oct 1828) and Adaline (3 Aug 1830). When the Civil War broke out in 1861, enlistment records reflect Alonzo enlisted along with his father Benajah and his sister Adeline's husband Asher Bates.

1850 United States Federal Census about Benajah Maynard
Name:Benajah Maynard
Age:51
Birth Year:abt 1799
Birthplace:Vermont
Home in 1850:Chesterfield, Macomb, Michigan
Gender:Male
Family Number:1339
Asher Bates29
Adeline Bates20
Lucinda Bates2
Sally Maynard52
Benajah Maynard51
Alonzo Maynard25

Alonzo MAYNARD married Laura J. WILLEY on 14 Apr 1853 in Macomb Co, Michigan and they were parents of two children, Rhodema Johanna and Christina Angeletta "Lettie" Maynard.

Alonzo D. Maynard died 22 December 1863 in Knoxville TN while serving with the 8th Michigan Cavalry. His death was the result of chronic diarrhea and was witnessed by Rev J.M.Cannon of the US Christian Commission. His death is well documented via the NARA pension records of his widow Laura Johanna Willey Farrar and supported by affidavits from Capt. Cannon of the US Christian Commission. 
 
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 Parents:
  Benajah Maynard (1799 - 1881)
  Sally Howard Maynard (1796 - 1889)
 
 Sibling:
  Alonzo D. Maynard (1825 - 1863)
  Adaline Maynard Bates (1830 - 1908)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Knoxville National Cemetery
Knoxville
Knox County
Tennessee, USA
Plot: D, 233
 
Maintained by: carolyn leonard
Originally Created by: US Veterans Affairs Offi...
Record added: Mar 04, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 2970532
Alonzo D. Maynard
Added by: Howard A Sutherland
 
Alonzo D. Maynard
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