|Death: ||Jun. 18, 1917|
Absalom H. Everly
The son of Peter and Margaret (Brandon) Everly.
During the Civil War, on June 28, 1861, Absalom went to Newburg, Preston County to enlist in the Army. He was assigned to serve in Company C of the 3rd WV Infantry, under the command of Capt. Dennis B. Jeffers. His regiment later was changed to the 3rd WV Cavalry and later, in January 1864, it was changed again to the 6th WV Cavalry.
Absalom came down with the mumps at either the end of February or early March 1862. Fellow soldier Noah Gross recalled that Absalom's sickness was "contracted while on the march to Elkwater, West Va. … Sleeping on the ground during a severe snow storm after a hard day march."
While in action at Bull Pasture Mountain at McDowell, WV on May 8, 1862, Absalom was shot through the left thigh, though "not dangerously," in the words of the regiment's surgeon. According to a memoir penned many years later by a granddaughter, the bullet "passed through his leg above the knee. He drew his handkerchief through the wound to wipe out the blood." He was treated at Camp Franklin in Pendleton County WV. Absalom was mustered out of his regiment on Aug. 17, 1864.
On July 16, 1862, Sarah married Absalom H. Everly (1839-1917
Sarah Jane (Carroll) Everly was born on Jan. 27, 1840 either in the Valley District of Preston County or in Monongalia County, WV, the daughter of James M. and Elizabeth (Burke) Carroll.
Sarah and Absalom had nine children, several named after prominent Civil War generals
(An interesting sidebar on Absalom -- he and two brothers and their father Peter Everly all served in the Civil War, with Peter captured at Harper's Ferry. Absalom's grandfather, Henry Everly, was a soldier in the War of 1812, and his great-grandfather Peter Everly Sr. was a veteran of the American Revolution.)
Absalom passed away from a stroke of paralysis on June 18, 1917 at Oliver's home, at the age of 78.
Peter Everly (1808 - 1900)
Margaret Brandon Everly (1815 - 1888)
Milroy Everly (1863 - 1949)*
Edgar Coleman Everly (1867 - 1941)*
May Elizabeth Everly McCreery (1883 - 1958)*
Foster Kemble Everly (1884 - 1963)*
Asenath Ann Everly Taylor Groves (1837 - 1903)*
Absalom H. Everly (1839 - 1917)
John Gribble Everly (1844 - 1912)*
William Henry Everly (1846 - 1939)*
Mary Jane Everly Shaffer (1856 - 1938)*
Caroline Elizabeth Everly Taylor (1858 - 1914)*
Hosea Milroy Everly (1863 - 1925)*
East Oak Grove Cemetery
West Virginia, USA
Created by: Bev
Record added: Sep 19, 2006
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