Alva B. Carley

Brief Life History of Alva B.

When Alva B. Carley was born about 1844, in New York, United States, his father, Nathaniel Reed Carley, was 29 and his mother, Louisa R Graves, was 30. He lived in Diana, Lewis, New York, United States for about 5 years and Croghan, Croghan, Lewis, New York, United States in 1860. He died on 26 November 1864, in Maryland, United States, at the age of 21, and was buried in Oswegatchie, Fine, St. Lawrence, New York, United States.

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Nathaniel Reed Carley
Louisa R Graves
Maria Carley
Alva B. Carley
Astha Carley
Taylor Carley
Aleann Carley
Solon Reed Carley
Allen D. Carley
Altha L. Carley
Horace J. Carley
Silas G Carley
Ira F Carley
Nelley Galvin
Mary Carley
Margaret Rubidoux

Sources (4)

  • Alva Carly in household of Nathaniel Carly, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Alvah B Carley, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Alrich Carley in household of Noah Carley, "New York State Census, 1855"

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1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

Name Meaning

Irish (Roscommon): shortened form of McCarley .

English: habitational name from the hamlet of Carley in Lifton (Devon), possibly named with Cornish ker ‘fort, round (enclosure)’ + legh ‘flat stone, slab’.

English: variant of Carlow .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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