|Death: ||Dec. 7, 1865|
LAST NAME IS ERRONEOUSLY LISTED AS POLLEY. The mispelling of his last name occurred in several military documents where he was listed as Polley, Polly, Pawley and Paulley. The name Pauley was permanently used after correction in 1867 pension file.
From the Dept of Veterans Affairs listing:
POLLEY, JOHN H
PVT CO.G,28TH ILL INFANTRY
DATE OF DEATH: 12/07/1865
BURIED AT: SECTION B SITE 805
John was the eldest son of Louisa Biddlecome and Walter Pawley (again, a spelling variation). His family moved to west central Indiana where he met and married Mary C. Drinnen on November 15,1849. They had six children and lived on a small farm in Edgar County, Illinois. He remained at home during much of the war but was finally mustered into the Illinois Volunteers on March 8, 1865. He was assigned to Company G (Consolidated), 28th Regiment, and joined the unit after it had moved south and occupied Mobile, Alabama. His Regiment then moved down the Gulf coast arriving at Brownsville, Texas, in early August 1865. John became ill that fall and died soon after.
John H. Pauley (Pawley) was originally buried in the cemetery at Fort Brown, Brownsville, Texas. The cemetery was officially designated in 1867 as Fort Brown Rasaca National Cemetery. However, after the Fort was closed, all bodies were removed in 1909 and re-interned in Alexandria National Cemetery at Pineville, LA, by 1911. At both cemeteries, Pauley is erroneously listed as POLLEY. His service records and pension file initially reflected that the mispelled names were changed to PAULEY by 1867 althought the Illinois military records continue to list him as POLLY.
The children were George W., Margaret L., Julia Ann (1854-1921), James W. (1858-aft1880), Vania Elizabeth (1859-1888) and Nancy Jane (1862-1897). They all used the name PAULEY in future documents even though close ties were maintained with their father's family who used the name PAWLEY.
AN ASIDE: John H. Pauley is my 2x Great-Grandfather.
Louisa Biddlecome Pauley (1800 - 1864)
George W. Pauley (1850 - 1894)*
Margaret L. Pauley Price (1852 - 1910)*
Vania Elizabeth Pauley Wigal (1859 - 1888)*
John H. Pauley (1825 - 1865)
Walter G. Pawley (1833 - 1908)*
Alexandria National Cemetery
Plot: Section B, Site 805
Created by: David Oxford
Record added: Sep 03, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 21333411