Akely, James

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James was born in Medusa, NY on January 3, 1847, a son of John Akely and Mary A. Lampkin

Marriage & Children

At about 1870, in Greene County, James married Frances R. Edwards who was born in 1858 and had the following known children:

  • Glenn Edna Akely, 1879-1926
  • Harold Akely, 1892-1892

Military Service

4th Heavy Artillery Regimental Flag
Residence: Medusa[1]
Place of Birth: Medusa, NY[1]
Date of Birth: 3 Jan 1847[1]
Names of Parents: John (Akely) and Mary A. Lampkin[1]
Marital Status: Single[1]
Occupation: Farmer[1]
Term of Enlistment: 3 years[1]
Bounty Received: none[1]
Enlistment Date: 26 Jan 1864[2]
Enlistment Place: New Lebanon, New York [2]
Enlistment Rank: Private
State Served: New York
Regiment: 4th Heavy Artillery[2]
Company: Company U
Discharged for Disability on: 18 Jul 1864[2]
Place of Discharge: Albany, NY[2]
Additional Remarks: Enlisted at the age of 18. Soldier applied for pension on ___ 1897, his widow on Nov 30, 1927[2]"Served with Regt and discharged with his Regiment Still living P.O. address Medusa Albany Co N.Y."[1]
Sources Used: Ancestry.com, American Civil War Soldiers and CW Pension Index; Town and City Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War


James died on December 9, 1926 and his wife, Francis in 1947. Both are buried at the Cairo Cemetery in Cairo, Greene Co., NY. Two of their children are buried there beside them.


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 2.4 2.5 Ancestry Military Databases