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Thomas Apthorp (bef. 1844 - 1864)

Thomas Apthorp
Born before in Caxton, Cambridgeshire, England, United Kingdommap
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Died in Alexandria, Virginia, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 20 Sep 2017
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Biography of Thomas APTHORPE of 1844

Thomas Apthorpe, born about 1844, and baptized June 4, 1844, in Caxton, Cambridgeshire, England, the son of James Apthorp and Emily Sarah Johnson

Thomas Apthorpe immigrated to the United States with his parents and siblings, about 1846 and settled in the rural town of Pomfret, in Chautauqua County, New York. His cousins also immigrated from Caxton, Cambridgeshire about the same time and perhaps on the same ship.

Thomas Apthorpe enlisted in the Union Army in the 49th New York Regiment of United States Union Army during the US Civil War and served with Company I, J and D His unit fought at Antetim and at Gettysburg and at Fredericksburg, among other battles.
Thomas Apthorp served in the United States Civil War.
Mustered out: Nov 17, 1864 (DMS)
Side: USA
Regiment(s): 49th NY Infantry Regiment

Thomas Apthorpe passed away on June 21, 1864 in Alexandria, Virginia at the age of 20 years and at least 17 days old. His death may have been due to injuries at the Battle of Cold Harbor or the Siege of Petersburg. both which occurred shortly before his death.

Thomas Apthorpe is buried at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia, but also has a memorial headstone in Pioneer Cemetery in Fredonia, Chautauqua County, New York, Plot: 639.


  • "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975," database, FamilySearch ( : 6 December 2014, Thomas Apthorp, ); citing Caxton, Cambridge, England, index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 1,818,420.
  • "United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 12 April 2016), Thomas Apthorp in household of James Apthorp, Pomfret, Chautauqua, New York, United States; citing family 850, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

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Hi Sharon, another Cambridgeshire category for you to look at. I think this is the last one! Thanks, Susie.