Travis, Justus

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He was born ca. 1837 on Travis Hill in Rensselaerville son of Lavinia Paddock and Abram Travis.

Marriage & Children

Justus Travis, age 23 of Athens, married Martha E. Van Loan, age 20 of Athens, at the First Reformed Church, Athens, Greene Co., NY on April 10, 1864.[1]

They had the following children[2]

  • Willie Travis
  • George Travis
  • Justus (Justice) Travis
  • Stella Travis
  • Nellie Travis

Military Service

Residence: Athens, Greene Co., NY
Place of Birth: Rensselaerville
Enlistment Date: 20 Sep 1861
Enlistment Place: Athens, Greene, NY
Enlistment Rank: Private
State Served: New York
Regiment: 5th Cavalry
Company: Company L
Promotion Date: 1 Sep 1864
Promotion Rank: Sergeant
Promotion Date: 15 Jan 1865
Promotion Rank: 1st Sergeant
Promotion Date: 2 May 1865
Promotion Rank: 2nd Lieutenant
Muster Out Date: 19 Jul 1865
Muster Out Place: Winchester, VA
Additional Remarks: Enlisted at the age of 24
Sources Used:, American Civil War Soldiers


He died in 1884 and is buried at the Athens Rural Cemetery


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