|Birth: ||Nov. 1, 1837|
New Jersey, USA
|Death: ||May 6, 1899|
THE NEW YORK TIMES.
May 7, 1899.
CAPT. JAMES A. COLVIN DEAD.
Succumbs to Pneumonia at Fort
McPherson – Served Through Late War.
ATLANTA, May 6. – Capt. James Alling Colvin of 453 West One Hundred and Fiftieth Street, New York, died to-day at 11 o'clock at Fort McPherson from pneumonia, after an illness of three months. Capt. Colvin volunteered in the Spanish-American war in April, 1898, and was stationed at Camps Alger, Meade, and Greenville. It was at the last-named place that he became ill three months ago. At the time he became ill he was Assistant Adjutant-General. Mrs. Colvin and her son, E. A. Colvin, of the New York Stock Exchange, were at Capt. Colvin's bedside when the end came.
The body will be carried to New York, reaching there Monday at noon. The funeral will be from Holy Trinity Church, Harlem, on Tuesday. He will be buried with military honors.
Capt James Alling Colvin was born in Newark, N. J., in 1837. His father, Andrew J. Colvin, was prominent in Albany politics, having been Controller of that city and District Attorney and State Senator from the county. Shortly after Capt. Colvin's birth his parents removed from Newark to Albany, where he was educated at the Albany Academy. He was afterward graduated from the Albany Law School, and entered his father's law office. In 1858 he was elected Clerk of the Board of Supervisors of Albany County on the Republican ticket.
When the civil war broke out he enlisted as a private, joining the Albany Burgess Corps in August, 1861, and in August, 1862, he became Captain of Company A, in the One Hundred and Sixty-ninth Regiment, New York Volunteers. In February, 1864, he was promoted to the rank of Major, and in the following June he was commissioned a Lieutenant-Colonel. He was with the Tenth Army Corps at the fall of Wilmington, N. C., and with Gen. Sherman at the surrender of Gen. Joseph E. Johnston. He was also in the fighting at Petersburg, and received the brevet rank of Colonel for bravery at the storming of Fort Fisher. He was in twenty-nine engagements of the war. He was first and Past Commander of Alexander Hamilton Post, No. 182, G. A. R., and was also a member of the Phil Kearny Post.
Capt. Colvin was actively connected with the formation of the Harlem Republican Club in November, 1887, the first meeting being held at his residence. He was elected Second Vice President of the club in 1888, and in 1890 became its President. He was a candidate for the Assembly on the regular Republican ticket, but was defeated by Jacob A. Cantor.
Capt. Colvin married a daughter of the Rev. Robert B. Day of Nassau, N. Y., and for several years before the war with Spain was the managing editor of the Lockwood Press.
Caroline Hannah Day Colvin (1844 - 1923)*
New York, USA
Plot: Lot No. N 1/2 5429, Section 65, Plot "Poplar"
Created by: Steven Wiezbicki
Record added: Jul 24, 2012
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