Huntington, Alvah Corydon Ayers
Age: 0, credited to Plainfield, VT
Unit(s): 8th GA INF
Service: LT, 8th GA INF, CSA [College: DC 58]
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Birth: 05/06/1835, Plainfield, VT
Burial: Greenwood Cemetery, Cedartown, GA
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Tom Ledoux
Findagrave Memorial #: 41485509
Alias?: None noted
College?: DC 58
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Greenwood Cemetery, Cedartown, GA
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Alvah Corydon Ayers Huntington, the son of John and Hannah (Avers) Huntington, was born at Plainfield, Vermont, May 6, 1835. He was brought up on his father's farm, and fitted for college at Thetford, Vermont, Academy. He entered with our class, but on account of impaired health left at the close of freshman year.
He went at once to Cleveland, Ohio, where he was a clerk in a hotel, 1855-'57. Returning to Thetford, Vermont, he engaged in mercantile business for one year. Then he went South and taught, 1859-'61. Here he enlisted in the Eighth Georgia Infantry, and was soon commissioned a lieutenant, and served with his regiment about three years. Since the war he has been a merchant at Cedartown, Georgia. From 1872-'78 he was County School Commissioner of Polk County.
Married, (1) December 23, 1860, at Thetford, Vermont, Jennie S. Otis, who died, Rome, Georgia, September 14, 1863; (2) August 9, 1866, Mildred Olivia, daughter of Jesse and Adeline Elizabeth (Witcher) Amnions, near Cedartown, Georgia. They had seven children, of whom there were living at last accounts, John Alvah, Hattie Emeline, Edwin Frost, Anna Alice, and Jennie Mildred.
[Five appeals for further particulars have been sent to Cedartown, Georgia, bearing a request for return if not delivered. They have not been returned, neither have they brought any response.]
Source: Samuel L. Gerould, Biographical Sketches of the Class of 1858 Dartmouth College, (Telegraph Publishing Co., Nashua, NH), 135.