Albert Alyea Diary
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Revised by: Jennifer Duplaga, December 2004
Albert Alyea was born in Ohio around 1846. By 1860, Alyea was living in Shelby County, Indiana and working as a farmer. On November 1, 1864, he enlisted with the I Company of the 13th Indiana Cavalry, 131st Regiment. By the end of the war he had been promoted to full sergeant. He mustered out in Vicksburg, Mississippi on November 18, 1865. Albert Alyea was married to Hannah Smith on October 6, 1867 in Shelby County, Indiana. Together they would have 5 children. Alyea died on November 9, 1915.
This collection contains the diary of Albert Alyea. Included in the diary are notes about the birth and death dates of his family, his accounts with various stores, weather reports, his barn raising, and accounts of what he sold to other individuals. Alyea also uses the diary to write about his time spent in the Union Army during the Civil War. The diary also contains several additional items, including a newspaper clipping about new fishing laws, a real estate appraisal, and a newspaper clipping about election results and the financial statement for Ducat & Lyon.
29 May 1872
Receipt for a hay weighing
Newspaper clipping about election results
18 May 1880
Real estate appraisal
1 July 1883
Financial statement for the company Ducat & Lyon
Newspaper clipping about new fishing laws
Size of Collection: 1 folder
Collection Dates: 1861-1883
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Alternate formats: None
Related Holdings: None
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