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Maybury, John R., 1828-1917


Biographical Note

John R. Maybury, son of Josiah and Dorcas Blake Maybury, was born in Solon (Cortland County), New York, in 1828. He enlisted in Company L, 28th New York Cavalry at Solon on September 10, 1862. Eventually promoted to corporal, Maybury received a gunshot wound to the right hand on December 1, 1864. He was hospitalized at City Point, Virginia until December 16, when he was transferred to Finley General Hospital in Washington, D. C. He remained there until mustered out as a supernumerary non-commissioned officer on June 26, 1865.

Upon his release from military service, Maybury returned to the Solon area, where he married Emogene Pierce (1837-1916) in 1866. The couple had four daughters: Mary R., Rena D., Helen and Sarah. In addition to working on his 65-acre farm, Maybury served as a justice of the peace. He died in 1917 and is buried in McGraw Village Cemetery.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Diary, John R. Maybury, 1864 (Ms2008-044)

 Digital Record
Identifier: Ms2008-044_MayburyJohnR

John R. Maybury Diary

Identifier: Ms-2008-044

The collection inlcudes the American Civil War diary of Corporal John R. Maybury of Company L, 10th New York Cavalry, describing winter camp activities and routines, as well as skirmishes and battles with the enemy in northern and eastern Virginia.

Dates: 1864

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