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CPT James Wesley Travis
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Birth: Jan. 22, 1841
Decatur County
Indiana, USA
Death: Jul. 11, 1900
Cumberland County
Illinois, USA

Biographical Sketches--Cumberland County

Captain James W.Travis, farmer, was born in Decatur Co., Indiana, on Jan. 22, 1841. He came with his parents to Cumberland County, Illinois, where he was reared on a farm. In 1861, he enlisted in Co. H, 38th Illinois Inf. and served in the war 4years and eight months. At the Battle of Liberty Gap, Tn., after many ineffectual attempts had been made, and several lives lost, in trying to supply a regiment with ammunition, he with one comrade successfully carried it through an open field, under a galling fire directed at them, and distributed among the soldiers:thus saving the day. He was a member of the "Legion of Honor"and elected to the successive ranks of sergeant, Lieutenant, and Captain. As an officer, soldier and companion, he was brave, intrepid, social and was highly esteemed by both officers and men, and still enjoys the confidence and respect of his few surviving comrades, who are his neighbors and associates. After the war he engaged in farming, which business he is still following. He has a fine farm of 120 acres of prarie land, and a large fine residence. His possessions are entirely the result of his own industry and good management. On April 26, 1866 he married Miss Frances A. Rue of Jasper County. They have five children viz: Albert A., William C., James C.,Bertha M., and an infant. 
Family links: 
  Josiah Travis (1808 - 1885)
  Elizabeth Ann Williams Travis (1816 - 1878)
  Francis Ann Rue Travis (1845 - 1927)
  Albert Absolum Travis (1867 - 1948)*
  Bertha May Travis Thomen (1877 - 1963)*
  Tobey Josiah Travis (1881 - 1973)*
  James Wesley Travis (1841 - 1900)
  Josiah C. Travis (1846 - 1872)*
  Nancy S Travis (1847 - 1923)*
  Cordelia Lavona Travis (1850 - 1909)*
*Calculated relationship
Hazel Dell Cemetery (South)
Hazel Dell
Cumberland County
Illinois, USA
Maintained by: Spydergal 2011
Originally Created by: kpet
Record added: Apr 22, 2011
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CPT James Wesley Travis
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CPT James Wesley Travis
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CPT James Wesley Travis
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- Kathleen Fleury Bilbrey
 Added: Nov. 16, 2015
In Honor
 Added: Nov. 10, 2015
Captain James Wesley Travis, a Mason
- Jonathan Robert De Mallie, Historian
 Added: Oct. 29, 2015
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