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Free Genealogy Biography of Adam Hovis,
Pennsylvania Volunteer of the Civil War

Adam Hovis

ADAM H. HOVIS, blacksmith, Waterford, was born in Venango Co., Pa., Feb. 27, 1821, son of Ernest Hovis, also a native of Pennsylvania, and a soldier of the war of 1812; he died in 1866; his widow, aged ninety-one, is still living.

Our subject (Adam Hovis) came to Erie Co. in 1859 with his family. He married, in 1843, Miss Polly Suttly. This union has been blessed with four children, viz.: Horace D.; Emma J., wife of C.J. Borah; Margret, widow of William Jurdan; and Mary E., wife of M.J. Blackwell. This wife dying, our subject married, in March, 1856, Miss Susan A. Wheeler, a native of New York.

Mr. Hovis enlisted Oct. 1, 1862, in the 159th regiment, 14th Penn. Cavalry, Co. I, and served in the Army of Western Virginia.

He was captured by Moselyís guerrillas at Bolivarís Heights June 29, 1863, and remained prisoner over four months in Libby Prison.

He acted as company blacksmith during his service, and was honorably discharged Oct. 1, 1865, having served three years.

He is a member of the F. & A.M., G.A.R. and of the Andersonville Associative Survivors, of Chicago, Ill.

He has worked at his trade forty-five years, and has accumulated some property.

Politically, he is a Republican.

Source: History of Erie County, Pennsylvania; Volume 1; Chicago; Warner, Beers & Co.; 1884

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