Ira Underhill Travis, Sr

Ira Underhill Travis, Sr

Locust Valley, Nassau County, New York, USA
Death 9 Feb 1921 (aged 81)
Flushing, Queens County, New York, USA
Burial Flushing, Queens County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 108717483 · View Source
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Ira Underhill Travis was born to Captain Jacob "Cruscoe" Travis and his young second wife Frances Lewis
His father died when he was two years old. His mother remarried Alexander Wilson. Ira fought in the Civil War under the name Ira Wilson with the 11th NY Infantry under Colonel Elmer Ellsworth. Ira is my great great grandfather and my mother recently found a fabric swatch that had been saved by my family for a 150 years. My mother and I appeared on the PBS show "History Detectives" with this swatch of fabric. It was a piece of the Marshall House Flag that was flown over the Inn in Alexandria, Virginia. Colonel Ellsworth was killed by the Inn keeper trying to remove the flag.
Ira went on to fight in the first battle of Manassas/ Bull Run was struck in the shoulder with a musket ball, that remained in his shoulder the rest of his life. He went up against Jackson's Black Cavalry on Henry Hill. He was captured and spent 9 months in Libby Prison.

He married Eleanor Margaret Noe daughter of James Tyler Noe and Maria Theresa Freiday/Friday

They had many children including Ida Noe Travis, Charles Lewis Travis, Frank, Jessie May, Ira Underhill Travis Jr., Little Elmer (named for Colonel Ellsworth) who only lived a few years, Mary Eleanor "Mamie" who only lived two years and my great grandfather George Washington Leroy Travis

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1839 --- 1921
1843 --- 1925


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  • Created by: RI Researcher Gal
  • Added: 18 Apr 2013
  • Find a Grave Memorial 108717483
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Ira Underhill Travis, Sr (8 Jul 1839–9 Feb 1921), Find a Grave Memorial no. 108717483, citing Flushing Cemetery, Flushing, Queens County, New York, USA ; Maintained by RI Researcher Gal (contributor 47485860) .