Aley, Jerome

From Helderberg Hilltowns of Albany County, NY


Jerome Aley was born in Rensselaerville, NY in June of 1845, a son of Horace Aley and Mary Sellick.

His Life

He was a barber at the time of his enlistment. He went to work for the railroad in 1870.

Marriage & Children

Military Service

Residence: Rensselaerville
Place of Birth: Rensselaerville, NY[1]
Date of Birth: June 1845[1]
Names of Parents: Horace (Aley) and Mary Sellick[1]
Marital Status: Single[1]
Occupation: Barber[1]
Term of Enlistment: 9 months[1]
Bounty Received: $50.00[1]
Enlistment Date: 11 Oct 1862
Enlistment Place: Rensselaerville, New York [2]
Enlistment Rank: Private
State Served: New York
Regiment: 177th Infantry
Company: Company C
Muster Out Date: 10 Sep 1863
Muster Out Place: Albany, NY
Additional Remarks: Enlisted at the age of 18 to serve nine months.[2]" Served his term out returned with Regt. to Albany & there mustered out (still living) P.O. Address Rensselaerville Albany Co NY."[1] Born in Rensselaerville in 1845, age 18 years, Occupation, Clerk Barber, Hazel eyes, brown hair, light complexion, 5'9" tall.[3]
Sources Used:, American Civil War Soldiers; Town and City Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York for the year 1905.



Additional Research Notes

No record has been found of Jerome beyond the 1870 census when he was in New York City and employed by the railroad.

Additional Media

Town and City Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 Town and City Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War
  2. 2.0 2.1 Ancestry Military Databases
  3. NY Civil War Muster Roll Abstracts, Military databases