Akely, John

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John Akely was born in Rensselaerville, NY on March 27, 1814, a son of John Akely, Sr. and Phebe Adriance.

Marriage & Children

John married Mary A. Lampkin at about 1845. They remained in Rensselaerville until sometime after the war, when they moved to Greene County, NY. John and Mary had the following known children:

  • Lewis Akely, died in 1895
  • Ezra Akely 1852-1901
  • James Akely

Military Service

Residence: Medusa[1]
Place of Birth: Rensselaerville, NY[1]
Date of Birth: 27 March 1814[1]
Names of Parents: John (Akely) and Phebe Adriahance[1]
Marital Status: Married[1]
Occupation: Farmer[1]
Term of Enlistment: 3 years[1]
Bounty Received: none[1]
Enlistment Date: 8 Aug 1862[2]
Enlistment Place: Angola, New York [2]
Enlistment Rank: Private
State Served: New York
Regiment: 116th Infantry [2]
Company: Company A
Promotion Date: 15 May 1863
Promotion Rank: Full Wagoner
Muster Out Date: 8 Jun 1865
Muster Out Place: Washington, DC
Additional Remarks: Enlisted at the age of 42.[2]"In Battles of Port Hudson, Vicksburgh, In Hospital(sick) at New Orleans 4 Months & discharged on account of disability still living PO address Medusa Albany Co N.Y."[1]
Sources Used: Ancestry.com, American Civil War Soldiers;Town and City Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War


John died in 1892 and is buried at the Catskill Village Cemetery in Catskill, NY with a military marker.


Additional Research Notes

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 1.8 Town and City Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Ancestry Military Databases