Laraway, George W.
Marriage & Children
On April 6, 1858 George married Nancy Lourie in Schoharie, Schoharie Co, NY. She was the daughter of George Lourie and Barbara Lemon, and was born in June of 1837. They had the following children:
- Franklin Laraway (B. Dec 27, 1858, D. unk)
- Peter Laraway (B. Dec 18, 1862, D. Apr 12, 1911)
- James Laraway (B. May 21, 1863, D. unk)
After George's death, Nancy married John J. Williman. They had no children.
George was a farmer before he served in the Civil War.
|Enlistment Date:||29 Dec 1863|
|Enlistment Place:||Albany, New York|
|State Served:||New York|
|Regiment:||7th Regiment NY Heavy Artillery|
|Captured at:||Petersburg, VA|
|Captured on:||16 Jun 1864|
|Imprisoned at:||Andersonville, GA|
|Death Date:||20 Dec 1864|
|Death Place:||Andersonville, GA|
|Additional Remarks: Enlisted at the age of 33 to serve 3 years.
Born in Berne, NY, Age 33 years, Farmer, Hazel eyes, Black hair, Dark complexion, 5'9" tall.
|Sources Used: Ancestry.com, American Civil War Soldiers and Andersonville Prisoners of War; Annual Report of the Adjutant-General of the State of New York for the year 1898; Keating, Robert, Carnival of Blood: The Civil War Ordeal of the Seventh New York Heavy Artillery, Published by Butternut and Blue, Baltimore, Md 1998|
George W. Laraway died on December 20, 1864 at Andersonville Prison. He had been captured at Petersburg, Va. and sent to Andersonville Prison, where he had been admitted to the hospital on October 11, 1864. He died in the prison hospital of scurvy (also known as scorbutus). He was buried at Andersonville in grave number 12313.
After his death on March 17, 1869, his wife Nancy married John J. Willman (B. unk, D. Nov 28, 1879). She ultimately died on February 27, 1923.
Additional Research Notes
- Keating, Robert, Carnival of Blood: The Civil War Ordeal of the Seventh New York Heavy Artillery, Published by Butternut and Blue, Baltimore, Md 1998
- NY Civil War Muster Roll Abstracts, Ancestry.com Military databases