Capt. James Harvey Sperry

Male 1833 - 1910


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  • Name  Capt. James Harvey Sperry 
    Title  Capt. 
    Born  27 Nov 1833  Lawrence Co, KY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  4 Dec 1910  Lincoln Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried  Parsner Creek, Lincoln Co, Wv Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I13481  adkinshorton
    Last Modified  15 Feb 2018 

    Father  Thomas Rudolph Sperry, Sr.,   b. 19 Aug 1803, Tazewell Co, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Dec 1883, Lawrence Co, KY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Nancy Canterbury,   b. 12 May 1808, Greenup Co, KY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jan 1878, Lawrence Co, KY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  24 Sep 1825  Lawrence Co, KY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Documents

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    Thomas Rudolph Sperry, Sr. & Nancy Canterbury - Marriage Information
    Thomas Rudolph Sperry, Sr. & Nancy Canterbury - Marriage Information
    1840-KY Census, --, Lawrence Co, KY
    1840-KY Census, --, Lawrence Co, KY
    Thomas Rudolph Sperry, Sr. Family
    1850-KY Census, --, Lawrence Co, KY
    1850-KY Census, --, Lawrence Co, KY
    Thomas Rudolph Sperry, Sr. & Nancy Canterbury with children
    1860-KY Census, Louisa, Lawrence Co, KY
    1860-KY Census, Louisa, Lawrence Co, KY
    Thomas Rudolph Sperry, Sr. & Nancy Canterbury with children
    1870-KY Census, Louisa, Precinct 1, Lawrence Co, KY
    1870-KY Census, Louisa, Precinct 1, Lawrence Co, KY
    Thomas Rudolph Sperry, Sr. & Nancy Canterbury with children
    Family ID  F407  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Susannah Workman,   b. 1838, KY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jun 1890, Greenup, Greenup Co, KY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  6 Feb 1855  Lawrence Co, KY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Divorced  Apr 1866 
    Children 
     1. Colonel Sperry,   b. 1855
     2. Laurie Jane Sperry,   b. 6 Mar 1857, Blaine, Lawrence Co, KY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jun 1938
    >3. Jacob W. Sperry,   b. 31 Jan 1859, Blaine, Lawrence Co, KY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Mar 1930, Boyd Co, KY Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Catherine Sperry,   b. 1860,   d. 1944
    Documents
    1860-KY Census, Catlettsburg, Boyd Co, KY
    1860-KY Census, Catlettsburg, Boyd Co, KY
    Capt. James Harvey Sperry & Susannah Workman with children
    Last Modified  14 Feb 2018 
    Family ID  F401  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Mahala Brown,   b. 28 Feb 1849, Boyd Co, KY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Oct 1922, Bernie, Jefferson District, Lincoln Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  24 Mar 1867  Lawrence Co, KY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Clarinda Sperry,   b. Abt 1867, KY Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Richard W. Sperry,   b. Abt 1869, KY Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Eugene Sperry,   b. Abt 1870, KY Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Theodore Sperry,   b. Abt 1872, KY Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Foster Jedeniah Sperry,   b. 26 Mar 1873, KY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jun 1950, Whitman, Logan Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Belle Sperry,   b. Abt 1876, KY Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Samuel Sperry,   b. Jan 1880, OH Find all individuals with events at this location
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    James Harvey Sperry & Mahala Brown - Marriage Record
    James Harvey Sperry & Mahala Brown - Marriage Record
    1870-KY Census, Louisa, Precinct 1, Lawrence Co, KY
    1870-KY Census, Louisa, Precinct 1, Lawrence Co, KY
    Capt. James Harvey Sperry & Mahala Brown with children
    1880-OH Census, Ironton, Ward 4, Lawrence Co, OH
    1880-OH Census, Ironton, Ward 4, Lawrence Co, OH
    Capt. James Harvey Sperry & Mahala Brown with children
    Last Modified  14 Feb 2018 
    Family ID  F402  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Enlisted as a Lieutenant 2nd Class on 19 November 1861. Enlisted in Company F, 14th Infantry Regiment Kentucky on 10 December 1861. Promoted to Full Lieutenant 1st Class on 11 August 1864. Promoted to Full Captain on 1 July 1865. Mustered out Company F, 14th Infantry Regiment Kentucky on 15 September 1865 in Louisville, Kentucky. Was grazed in the head by a bullet during the battle for the control of the Cumberland Gap in Tazewell, Tennessee. On the 1890 Veteran Census he's living in Culberson, Boyd County and census notes say, "Gunshot in head and side of head." Obituary: "Capt. J. H. Sperry, one of the most prominent pioneer citizens of the county, died at his home near Palermo, Sunday (December 4, 1910), as the result of sudden stroke of paralasys. "Captain" Sperry was a man of great principle; honest, industrious and every ready to extend a helping hand to the unfortune and needy; a good neighbor, an excellent citizen and truly may it be said, the county has sustained a great loss - the people a sincere friend. Mr. Sperry was one of the great multitude of brave men who wore the blue through the Civil war and assisted in preserving the Union. We knew him as a man who always denounced wrong and upheld and praised the right, and having closed his earthly career at the age of 78 years, we feel that his race has been run well, and that God has said "Well done thou good and faithful servant," and has called him to enter into that never perishing home of the happiness." Source: "Lincoln Republican", Hamlin, (Lincoln County) West Virginia, Thursday, December 8, 1910. (Vol. VIII. No. 1)


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