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William Wallace Pavey

William Wallace Pavey

Male 1841 - 1925  (83 years)

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  • Name William Wallace Pavey 
    Born 11 Nov 1841  Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 19 Apr 1925  Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Mifflin Cemetery, Crawford, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I19839  Yatesville History & Genealogy
    Last Modified 29 Mar 2012 

    Family Florinda Lewis,   b. 20 Mar 1846, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jan 1929, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Children 
     1. John Marion Pavey,   b. 17 Nov 1872, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Aug 1948, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     2. Franklin Friedley Pavey,   b. 26 Aug 1874, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Aug 1938, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
     3. Laura Isabelle Pavey,   b. 6 Nov 1876, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Mar 1947, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     4. Alvin Oscar Pavey,   b. 28 Mar 1879, Perry, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Millard Melbourn Pavey,   b. 17 Aug 1881, Dubois, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Sep 1952, Gibson, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
    Last Modified 14 Jan 2022 
    Family ID F6464  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • William Wallace Pavey was born at Allensville, Switzerland County, Indiana, on November 11, 1841. As a young man, William worked as a saddler. At the start of the Civil War, William enlisted into the army on October 4, 1861, at Enterprise, Indiana. On December 31, 1861, he mustered into service at Camp Morton, Kentucky, and was assigned to the Indiana 50th Regiment, Company E.

      The 50th Indiana had been organized at Seymour in September, 1861, and was mustered into service in October. The Regiment left Indiana on December 25, for Bardstown, Kentucky, and from there it proceeded to Bowling Green, being assigned to railroad guard duty in detachments along the Louisville & Nashville road, until September of 1862. In August, a detachment of 20 men, under Captain Atkinson, in a stockade near Edgefield Junction, was attacked by 1,000 of Morgan's Confederate Cavalry, but the detachment repulsed the enemy after three hours of fighting. Apparently, William was a member of this detachment. The Regiment next moved to Munfordville in September and it surrendered with all the Union forces there on the 14th to Confederate General Bragg.

      The Regiment was paroled by the Confederates, and in October it was exchanged. On October 1, 1862, William was diagnosed with a serious hernia which he had suffered while helping to build the stockade at Edgefield, Tennessee. In October of 1863, he was placed in a Pioneer Corps as a bugler at Little Rock, Arkansas. William stayed with the Pioneer Corps until he mustered out of service at Indianapolis, Indiana, on January 5, 1865.

      William returned home and married Florinda Lewis, daughter of John and Sarah Ann Lewis, on July 4, 1865. They were married at New Hope, Ohio County, Indiana. Florinda was born in Switzerland County on March 20, 1846.Soon after their marriage, William and Florinda kept a farm in Perry County, Indiana. William was the first Postmaster of Dolittle's Mill, Indiana. He also took a job at Benham's sawmill and soon became the head sawyer there. William worked at the sawmill from about 1880 to 1894.

      The Paveys lived for a time in a cabin at the mill site. During that period, at least one of their children was born at Birds Eye, Dubois County, Indiana. Eventually, the Paveys moved to Grantsburg, Crawford County, Indiana. While at Grantsburg, William became a Justice of the Peace and sold burial cases until he could no longer work. The Paveys were members of the M.E. Church at Mifflin, Indiana. In 1910, William was called Wallace W. in that year's census. He and Florinda resided in Grantsburg with their son, John and they lived just four houses away from their son, Millard's, family. Florinda was blind for the last ten years of her life, while William spent his last years deaf and partially paralyzed on the left side. He was awarded an invalid's pension (#467720) on December 26, 1888, for his services during the civil war.

      In 1920, William (listed as Wallace W.) and Florinda lived in Union Township, Crawford County, Indiana, with the family of their son-in-law, Julius Benham. William passed away on April 19, 1925. After his death, Florinda received a widow's pension (#964127). She died on January 20, 1929.

      The Paveys were buried at Mifflin.William and Florinda were the parents of nine children: 1) William Lee, born April 20, 1866; died August 30, 1866. 2) Raleigh E., born April 10, 1867; died December 8, 1960; married Lila Mae Crews in 1898 in Crawford County, Indiana. 3) Irie Bailey, born December 28, 1868; died December 23, 1943; married Florence Gilmore on October 12, 1890 in Crawford County, Indiana. 4) Sarah Ann, born October 14, 1870; died December 15, 1951; married William "Julius" Benham in 1890 in Crawford County, Indiana. 5) John M., born November 17, 1872; died August 12, 1948; married Stella Seaton in 1911 in Crawford County, Indiana. 6) Franklin Friedly, born August 26, 1874; died August 11, 1938; married Grace Ott in 1899 in Crawford County, Indiana. 7) Laura Isabelle, born November 6, 1876; died March 26, 1947; married Craig Patrick in 1905 in Crawford County, Indiana. 8) Alvin Oscar, born March 28, 1879; died April 11, 1956; married Lillie E. Byrd in 1903 in Crawford County, Indiana. 9) Millard Melbourne, born August 17, 1881, at Birds Eye, Indiana; died September 15, 1952, at Princeton, Indiana; married 1) Emma N. Scott on March 7, 1904, in Crawford County, Indiana 2) Beatrice Wright on August 5, 1905, in Crawford County, Indiana 3) Lillie Edith (McFarland) Newton on May 31, 1907, in Crawford County, Indiana. (Source: LynPEckerty; 12 Aug 2010)