James Apthorpe
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James W Apthorpe (1836 - 1863)

James W Apthorpe
Born in Caxton, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, Englandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 1858 (to 19 Aug 1863) in Fredonia, Pomfret, Chautauqua, New York, United Statesmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Fredonia, Pomfret, Chautauqua, New York, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 18 Sep 2017
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James Apthorpe served in the United States Civil War.
Side: USA

Biography of James W. APTHORPE of 1836

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.


  • Source Citation Side served: Union; State served: New York; Enlistment date: 30 Aug 1862
  • Source Citation - National Archives and Records Administration (NARA); Washington, D.C.; Consolidated Lists of Civil War Draft Registration Records (Provost Marshal General's Bureau; Consolidated Enrollment Lists, 1863-1865); Record Group: 110, Records of the Provost Marshal General's Bureau (Civil War); Collection Name: Consolidated Enrollment Lists, 1863-1865 (Civil War Union Draft Records); NAI: 4213514; Archive Volume Number: 1 of 3

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Apthorpe-60 and Apthorpe-27 appear to represent the same person because: They are the same person. No prompt came up when the profile was created perhaps because of the middle initial and birth place. James was born in England.
posted by Faye (Stent) Whitfield