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Col James Almony
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Birth: May 4, 1779
Baltimore County
Maryland, USA
Death: Sep. 21, 1855
Baltimore County
Maryland, USA

Son of Amer. Rev. Patriot John Almony and Mary Watson. (See Records of Daughters of American Revolution and Sons of the American Revolution SAR #160713) See Maryland Genealogical Society Journal 55 (2014) p. 215-232 for his biography and family history.

Family Bible of Col. James Almony is given in the Maryland Genealogical Society Bulletin Vo. 40 no. 4 Fall 1999 p. 500-1 contributed by Christos Christou, Jr. Original letters and various family papers exist today that shows he served in the Mexican War in addition to the War of 1812. He was a Capt in 1812 but a Colonel by the time of the Mexican War. He was in his 30s when he married.

BIRTH: His date of birth is given in his family bible.

MARRIAGE: James Almony m. Mary Sutton Nov. 12, 1813 p. 303 by Rockwell. Baltimore Co marriages
MARRIAGE: James Almany m. Mary Sutton Nov 12 1813 First Methodist Church, Baltimore, MD.

SERVICE: 1812 per The British Invasion of MD 1812-1815 by Wm. M. Marine p. 203 Capt. James Almony in 41st Regt. June 1, 1813 (Bel Air Lib. MD Room) His Bounty land provides further information on his wife Mary Sutton and their marriage record and in his own words that he served at Lt. in Capt. William Hitchcock's Company in the 41st Regt of MD commanded by Col. Jacob Small as a volunteer from Baltimore County and served from August 1 1812 for the term of six months and was discharged on Dec 1 1812 in Annapolis City. Per the same file, a letter from the Auditor's Office says he served as Lt. from August 27 1812 to Dec 13 1812 (giving 4 days for mileage) under Col. Jacob Small and as Captain from August 23 1814 to Oct. 27, 1814 under Col. William Hutchins and was granted 160 acres for this service. (Bounty Land Warrant #55-160-14702)

The 41st Regiment was part of the 11th Brigade (Baltimore County). The 11th Brigade defended Hampstead Hill during the Battle of Baltimore. From the Niles Register Saturday September 24, 1814, whole no. 158, no 2 of vol VII., letter from MG Sam Smith to Acting Secretary of War James Monroe HQ-Baltimore September 19th 1814. "....During these movements, the Brigades of Stansbury and Foreman, the seamen and marines under Commodore Rodgers, the Pensylvania volunteers under Cobean and Findley, the Baltimore artillery under Colonel Harris, and the Marine artillery under Capt. Stiles, manned the trenches and the batteries--all prepared to receive the enemy. ......" note: Stanbury led the 11th brigade---"these movements" refer to the action at North Point. (Oct.11th 1814 Baltimore Patriot & Evening Advertiser lists thanks for the following company commanders - Nicholson, Brown, Stiles, Levering, Moales, Pinkney, Sterrett, Adreon,Thompson, Jenkins, Piper, Pikes, Montgomery, M'Donald, Hanna, Fowler, Long, Amey, Magruder, Horton, Barney, Shriver and The Baltimore Beneficial Society.
Almony, James -- Lieutenant, Maryland Militia, 10/1812 - 10/1812
National Archives Identifier: 1781535 Local Identifier: AA-12
War Department. Office of the Judge Advocate General. (1884 - 09/18/1947)
War Department. The Adjutant General's Office. (1821 - 04/28/1904)
War Department. Bureau of Military Justice. (1864 - 1884)
From: Series : Court Martial Case Files, compiled 12/1800 - 10/1894 HMS Entry Number(s): PC29 15A PC29 15B (...)
Record Group 153: Records of the Office of the Judge Advocate General (Army), 1792 - 2010
siCourt Martial Army Almony
DEED: James Almony and William Almony of the County of Baltimore to Dixon Slade for $1850 Mar 6 1826 who held a deed of mortgage from the said slade for part of a tract called Slade's chance in Harford Co and whereas the said Almonys purchased of a certain John Talbott and Mary his wife, Hosea Johns and Penelope his wife of Baltimore City all their undivided part of a land called Slades Chance and Russells Chance in Harford Co heretofore the real estate of William Slade deceased the above mentioned Mary Talbott and Penelope Johns being heirs at law of the said William Slade deceased. William made his mark. witnesses Robert S. Henderson and James Luckey. DB 9 p 182-3 recorded Mar 14 1826

1830 article says James Almony was elected Justice of the Peace in Baltimore County.
Paper: Baltimore Gazette and Daily Advertiser

SERVICE: He was a Col. in the War of Mexican War per original letters that have been saved by the family. Copies given to the Maryland Historical Society in Filing Case A.

1839 James Almony Justice of the Peace. The Sun (1837-1922). Feb 26, 1839. p. 2 (1 page)

NOTE: A descendent Guy E. Almony Jr. was approved in the War of 1812 Society for his direct ancestor James Almony's service in the War of 1812 in the State of Maryland #842.

Original letters dated Aug 24 1845 letter to Col. James Almony from Benj. Sutton asking for him to send Kitt to help collect grain.

CENSUS: 1850 Baltimore 642-655
James Almony 75 farmer $7,000RE,
Mary 60,
Harrison 33,
Grandison 32,
Harriet 24,
James 24,
John 20,
Mary 13,
Rachel 26, (Rachel is wife of Grandison and her 3 children are the 3 small children listed.)
Eliza 7 (Is this Lida?),
James 5,
John 2.

Original letter dated Mar. 14 1855 Lauraville Baltimore MD Letter to Mr. James Almony you will please to send me the name of the ridgment (regiment) and company to gather with(crossed out) which of the Officers of the Company (further belonged to) and oblige your most obedient servant. Thomas W. Sims. 196 East Lombard St for the care of Mr. John Powers.

DEATH: Date given in Pension, Family Bible and tombstone, and also falls in line with date and probate of his will. Kurtz Funeral home.

OBIT: None found in Baltimore or Harford Co papers per Pratt Library

WILL: James Almoney of Baltimore Co to my wife Mary Almoney one third, the other 2/3 of my estate to my five sons Harrison, Grandison, Jefferson, James, and John. To my son Harrison Almoney the land I purchased from Delcamp and Bradley being part of Johnson old farm, and part of Johnsons, to equal the land of the home lot. To my son Grandison Almoney that part of my land on which he now resides abt 150 acres. To my son Jefferson Almoney that land which he now cultivates formerly owned by my brother the late Benjamin Almoney, also those two fields adj. on the left side of the land leading up to the house where he now dwells. To my son James Almoney those parcels which I formerly purchased from Mordecai Sutton being about 150 or 160 acres. To my son John Almoney the home lot being part of which I now reside to be divided from the parts devised to son Harrison. My four sons Harrison, Grandison, James and John to pay the following legacies to my son Jefferson $200, to my dau. Elizabeth Brandenbaugh $400, to each of my other daus. Harriet and Mary Jane Almoney $300. I appoint my two sons Harrison and Grandison Almony executors. Date Sep 17, 1855 witness Benjamin Garrett, Thomas J. Ayres, Benjamin H. Garrett. probate Oct. 11, 1855 Bk 1 p. 235 Baltimore Co

ACCOUNTS: Administrative accounts Bk 9 p. 517 shows exec. Harrison Almony on bond of Jan. 22, 1856, paid 1/3 part to Mary Almony which was willed to her, paid Rachel Ann Almony, adm. of Grandison Almony deceased, 1/5 of the 2/3 share willed to accountant (Harrison), 1/5 to Jefferson, son of deceased, 1/5 to John, a son of deceased, 1/5 to James a son of deceased, each received $663.38, total estate $6,826.60. dated March 29, 1883.

Family links: 
  John Almony (1730 - 1797)
  Mary Watson Almony (1745 - 1810)
  Mary Sutton Almony (1790 - 1859)
  Harrison Almony (1814 - 1892)*
  Grandison Almony (1815 - 1856)*
  Elizabeth Ann Almony Bradenbaugh (1819 - 1893)*
  Thomas Jefferson Almony (1820 - 1901)*
  Harriet Almony Stirling (1824 - 1894)*
  James Almony (1829 - 1893)*
  John Henry Almony (1832 - 1919)*
  Mary Jane Almony (1836 - 1920)*
  Ann Almony Johnston (1755 - ____)**
  Elizabeth Almony Ayres (1757 - 1858)**
  John Almony (1764 - 1832)**
  Rachel Almony Ayres (1773 - 1820)*
  William Almony (1777 - 1852)*
  James Almony (1779 - 1855)
  Elijah Almony (1781 - 1856)*
  Abraham Almony (1783 - 1871)*
  Benjamin Almony (1789 - 1855)*
*Calculated relationship
Col. James Almony died Sep. 21, 1855 aged 76y 4m 17d. I know that my redeemer liveth.
Almony-Ayres Family Cemetery
West Liberty
Baltimore County
Maryland, USA
Maintained by: President Chris Christou
Originally Created by: Tony
Record added: Jun 13, 2011
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Col James Almony
Added by: President Chris Christou
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