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George Jay (abt. 1844)

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George Jay
Born about in Pennsylvania, United Statesmap [uncertain]
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Died [date unknown] [location unknown]
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Categories: 54th Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry (Colored), United States Civil War | Oxford, Pennsylvania | Free Persons of Color in Pennsylvania.

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Biography

Occupations

  • Farmer

Military Service

Private in the all-black 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry regiment, Company B. Enlisted on 11 March 1864 from Oxford, Pennsylvania. He was 19 years old, single and working as a farmer when he enlisted. Mustered out 20 August 1865.

His brothers Wesley and William also served with Company B.

Projects

Space: 54th_Massachusetts_Volunteer_Infantry

Sources

  • 1860 United States Federal Census Year: 1860; Census Place: Upper Oxford, Chester, Pennsylvania; Roll: M653_1093; Page: 414; Family History Library Film: 805093
  • Emilio, Luis Fenollosa. History of the Fifty-Fourth Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, 1863-1865. Boston, MA, 1894.


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1860 US Census: Upper Oxford, PA
1860 US Census: Upper Oxford, PA

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