James W. Apthorpe, born October 11, 1836 , the son of William Apthrope and his wife Sara Thomas. He was christened on 19 December 1836 at Caxton.
James W. Apthorpe grew up in the rural part of the Town of Pomfret near the village of Fredonia, in Chautauqua County, New York.
James W. Apthorpe was one of at least eight siblings, five whom served their country in the United States Civil War, and four who passed away due to sickness or imprisonment during the war.
James W. Apthorpe married Mary Barden, and had one son named Lewis Henry Apthorpe
James W. Apthorpe enlisted in the United States Army, Company I of the 112th NY Infantry Regiment in August 30, 1862 to serve three years. He lived for only another 11 months and 20 days.
James W. Apthorpe passed away on August 19, 1863, at the age of 25 years and ten months and eight days old while home on sick leave due to sickness suffered in the United States Civil War. HIs widow Mary Barden Apthorpe remarried to his brother Charles Apthorpe, Sr.
James Apthorpe is buried in Pioneer Cemetery, Pomfret.
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