|Birth: ||Apr. 15, 1841|
La Porte County
|Death: ||Dec. 31, 1919|
Husband of Mildred S. "Millie" (Anderson) Alyea
Mary E. (Breece) Alyea (Married 1884)
Son of John Ingersoll and Mary Ann (Warren) Alyea
Note: Birth date is different on Cemetery and funeral records than shown on biography.
History of the 85th Illinois Volunteers
Illinois Volunteer Infantry
Henry J. Aten
JOHN W. ALYEA was born in Porter county, Indiana, April 15, 1842, and removed with his parents to Illinois in 1851, and was a farmer when he enlisted from Spring Lake. He served through the Kentucky campaign, and while at Nashville, Tenn., was detailed as gunner in Fort Negley some three months. He participated in the battles of Kennesaw Mountain, Peach Tree creek and Jonesboro, and was a mounted forager on the march to the sea and through the Carolinas. He was captured in North Carolina, and held in Salsbury, Danville and Libby prisons until the close of the war. He was honorably discharged June 17, 1865. He removed to Oklahoma in 1889, where he is engaged in farming, his address being Kingfisher, Oklahoma.
Company A was enrolled by Matthew Langston under dates running from July 18 to August 15, 1862. A majority of the men enlisted from Mason county, although Morgan, Peoria and Tazewell counties were represented in it ranks. At the organization of the company the following commissioned officers were elected: Matthew Langston, captain; Thomas R. Roberts, first lieutenant, and Dr. John W. Neal, second lieutenant.
Of the 93 officers and men composing the company 18 were hit with shot or shell, 10 of whom were killed or died of wounds. Four officers resigned, 19 men died of disease, 25 were discharged, 2 were transferred, and 1 officer and 31 enlisted men were mustered out with the regiment.
It is due to the company to say that it maintained a high standard of discipline throughout, and bore its full share in making the history of the regiment illustrious.
John Ingersoll Alyea (1813 - 1893)
Mary Ann Warren Alyea (1822 - 1848)
Mildred L. Alyea (____ - 1914)
Francis Monroe Alyea (1840 - 1900)*
John William Alyea (1841 - 1919)
Harriet Annis (1844 - 1912)*
George Oren Alyea (1857 - 1940)**
Ida Iona Alyea Wilson (1865 - 1885)**
Irvin D. Alyea (1870 - 1902)**
Lillie M Alyea McCullough (1872 - 1933)**
Plot: Blk-5, Lot 27
Maintained by: Pammy In Oklahoma
Originally Created by: DonZas
Record added: Mar 25, 2005
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