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Sgt John Henry Alley
Birth: Nov. 27, 1829
Alabama, USA
Death: Feb. 23, 1869
Hanover
Milam County
Texas, USA

John Henry Alley was born Nov. 27, 1829, in Alabama. John H. Alley is listed in the 1860 Milam Co. Census as living with the Robert and Freelove (Cornutt) Stewart family as a laborer, and he is listed as having $400 personal estate. Very shortly after this census was taken, John married Mary Elizabeth Stewart, who was his employer's daughter, on July 12, 1860 in Milam Co. The Alleys had three children: Martha Bowlin Euzene "Mattie" Alley, who married John Wesley Lantrip; Sarah Freelove "Susie" Alley; who married Thomas B. Fowler; and Robert Henry Alley, who died in infancy.

Not long after the Alleys' marriage, the Civil War began, and John H. Alley enlisted in the Milam Co. Guards on May 4, 1861 as a Private. In Sept. of 1861, he enlisted as a Sergeant in the newly formed Co. E, 4th Texas Cavalry regiment, according to National Archives data. He was eventually promoted to First Sergeant.

As part of this unit, also known as Sibley's Brigade, John saw combat in New Mexico at the Battles of Valverde and Glorieta Pass. He was taken as a prisoner of war on Wednesday, April 16, 1862, at Albuquerque, New Mexico by Col. Benjamin Stone Roberts, Union Army. He was confined at the infamous Federal Prison, Camp Douglas, in Chicago Illinois. Fortunately for John, he was exchanged at Vicksburg, Mississippi on Saturday, September 20, 1862.

Sibley's Brigade also fought in numerous conflicts in Louisiana, including Cox's Pantation and Bayou Bourbeau. John remained in this regiment until the close of the Civil War. He came home from the war a sickly man, and died on Feb. 23, 1869. John H. Alley is buried in Pin Oak Cemetery in Milam Co., near Milano, Texas.

 
 
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 Parents:
  Henry Alley (1800 - 1875)
  Martha B. Isham Alley (1806 - 1885)
 
 Spouse:
  Mary Elizabeth Stewart Alley (1845 - 1918)
 
 Children:
  Martha Bowlin Euzene Alley Lantrip (1862 - 1935)*
 
 Siblings:
  Sarah Jane Alley Smith (1827 - 1911)*
  John Henry Alley (1829 - 1869)
  James H. Alley (1833 - 1917)*
  William D. Alley (1836 - ____)*
  Anna J. Alley Davis (1838 - 1910)*
  Mary Frances Alley Ballard (1844 - 1927)*
  Thomas R. Alley (1846 - 1922)*
  David Albert Alley (1850 - ____)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
SERG
JOHN H ALLEY
CO E
4TH TEXAS CAV
CSA
NOV 27 1829
FEB 23 1869
 
Burial:
Pin Oak Cemetery
Hanover
Milam County
Texas, USA
 
Created by: Arlene Schroeder
Record added: Dec 11, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 32118606
Sgt John Henry Alley
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Sgt John Henry Alley
Added by: Arlene Schroeder
 
Sgt John Henry Alley
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Angel Day Blessings
- wings214
 Added: Feb. 23, 2014
Rest in peace, great-great Grandpa Alley. Thanks for your service and sacrifices.
- Arlene Schroeder
 Added: Dec. 11, 2008
 
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