James A. Colvin

Posted in Genealogy on May 13th, 2011

Recently, I was put in touch with Denise Collinsworth the great-great granddaughter of Verplanck Colvin’s half brother James A. Colvin.  Denise found us through our website and has been gracious enough to share her family history and pictures with us.

Note the strong resemblance of James to Verplanck:

and his final resting site located at Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx.

Also this very rare late photo of Mills Blake and Verplanck at the Elms. Inscription on the back of the photo reads “175  Western Ave. Albany NY, August 27,th 191?) It was taken by Andrew James Colvin who was Denise’s great grandfather and brother to Edward D. A. Colvin (E.D.A. Colvin worked on Verplanck’s survey crew)

     As told to me by Denise  “James was a Captain in the civil war and he was also in the Spanish American war. He passed away in Georgia while serving in this war, I believe he contracted the spanish flu and it turned into pneumonia and he died from that in 1899”.

Jim Vianna