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Lieut James Garvin, Sr
Birth: Jan. 30, 1816
Fleming County
Kentucky, USA
Death: Apr. 21, 1864
Boone Furnace
Carter County
Kentucky, USA

Lieut. James Garvin, Sr. was born January 30, 1816 in Fleming County, Kentucky, USA.

His parents were Johnson Garvin (787 1850) and
Hannah Rice (1788 1828).

James' siblings included:

John Garvin 1809 1863
Nancy Garvin 1810
William Harrison "Red" Garvin 1812 1890
Mary Garvin 1817
Sarah Garvin 1818
Johnson Garvin 1820 1863

On September 19, 1839 James married Sophia Thompson:
(1818 1895)
Marriage Records of Fleming County, Kentucky 1798-1851
Name: James Garvin
Spouse: Sophia Thompson
Marriage Date: 19 Sep 1839

Their children included:

William H Garvin 1840 1852
Sarah J Garvin 1843 1880
Amanda Garvin 1845 1928
Martha Garvin 1846
Julia Garvin 1849 1860
Louisa Locinda Garvin 1850
Johnson Noble Garvin 1852 1925
James Garvin 1855 1930
Elias Garvin 1857 1942
John Sinkler Garvin 1860 1957

The 1850 US Federal Census enumerates James, Sophia and their family as follows:

1850 United States Federal Census
about James Garvin
Name: James Garvin
Age: 33
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1817
Birth Place: Kentucky
Gender: Male
Home in 1850 (City,County,State): District 1, Carter, Kentucky
Family Number: 75
Household Members:
Name Age
James Garvin 33
Sophia Garvin 31
Wm H H Garvin 10
Sarah J Garvin 8
Amanda M Garvin 6
Martha Garvin 4
Julia Garvin 2

And the 1860 US Federal Census shows the family as follows:

1860 United States Federal Census
about Jas Garvin
Name: Jas Garvin
Age in 1860: 45
Birth Year: abt 1815
Home in 1860: Carter, Kentucky
Gender: Male
Post Office: Upper Tygart
Household Members:
Name Age
Jas Garvin 45
Sophia Garvin 40
Sarah Garvin 17
Amanda Garvin 15
Martha Garvin 13
Louisa Garvin 11
Johnson Garvin 7
Jas Garvin 5
Elias Garvin 3

James served with the Union Army in the War Between the States.

U.S., Union Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865
about James Garvin
Name: James Garvin
Birth Date: abt 1818
Age: 45
Enlistment Date: 1863
Military unit: Fortieth Infantry, D-I

U.S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865
about James Garvin
Name: James Garvin
Side: Union
Regiment State/Origin: Kentucky
Regiment Name: 40 Kentucky Infantry.
Regiment Name Expanded: 40th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry
Company: E
Rank In: Second Lieutenant
Rank In Expanded: Second Lieutenant
Rank Out: Second Lieutenant
Rank Out Expanded: Second Lieutenant
Film Number: M386 roll 10

Sadly, he did not survive the war:
U.S. Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles
about James Garvin
Name: James Garvin
Enlistment Date: 8 Apr 1863
Rank at enlistment: 2nd Lieut
Enlistment Place: Grayson, KY
State Served: Kentucky
Survived the War?: No
Service Record: Commissioned an officer in Company E, Kentucky 40th Infantry Regiment on 28 Sep 1863.
Mustered out on 22 Apr 1864.
Sources: Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Kentucky

James died on Apr. 21, 1864
Boone Furnace
Carter County
Kentucky, USA

He is buried in Webb Cemetery (Old Garvin Cemetery) in Carter County, Kentucky, USA.

Headstones Provided for Deceased Union Civil War Veterans, 1879-1903
about James Garvin
Name: James Garvin
State of Cemetery: Kentucky
Date of Death: 21 Apr 1864

Family links: 
  Sophia Thompson Garvin (1818 - 1895)
  Amanda M Grills (1845 - 1928)*
  Louisa Garvin Duncan (1848 - 1923)*
  Johnson Noble Garvin (1852 - 1925)*
  John Sinklar Garvin (1860 - 1957)*
*Calculated relationship
JAN 30 1816
APR 21 1864
Webb Cemetery #3
Olive Hill
Carter County
Kentucky, USA
Created by: Cherie J.
Record added: May 31, 2011
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Lieut James Garvin, Sr
Added by: Cherie J.
Lieut James Garvin, Sr
Added by: Cherie J.
Lieut James Garvin, Sr
Added by: Cherie J.
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Thank you for your service!
- Linda Mac
 Added: Dec. 19, 2015
For Lieut. James Garvin, Sr. In Memoriam, 2013. May you rest in peace.
- Cherie J.
 Added: Jun. 10, 2013
Memorial Day 2012. In honor of your sacrifice on behalf of the Union, 21 April 1864, Boones Furnace, Carter County, Kentucky, USA. May you rest in peace. With love from your family.
- Cherie J.
 Added: May. 27, 2012
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