James Edward Mattingly

Pvt., 6th Battalion, District of Columbia Infantry

Born 16 Apr 1832, Fairfax County, Virginia. Died of Scarlett Fever 22 Mar 1874, Altoona, Blair, Pennsylvania. Married Mary Susanna Howard Dotzler 03 Aug 1854 at Susan’s house on G Street, Washington, DC. by Charles A. Davis, of the Methodist Church. It was his first marriage and her second. Susan died 15 Oct 1912 Altoona, Blair, Pennsylvania and is buried at Rosehill Cemetery.

Their children were all born in Washington, DC:
A Elizabeth about. 1858
Joseph W 21 Feb 1860
Margaret Adelade Nov 1862. Died 01 Oct 1863, Washington, DC.
Mary A 16 Oct 1864.
Alice Marion 14 Oct 1865. Died 24 Sep 1917 Northside, Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania
James William 12 Jan 1867. Died about. 1937
Nellie E 17 Apr 1870. Died 20 Nov 1896 Altoona, Blair, Pennsylvania

James’ father is reputed to be John Mattingly, Jr. and his mother, Nancy Jane Lane. If this is true as assumed, his brother was Samuel Davis Mattingly, b. 1833 and his sister, Isabella Mattingly, b. 1835.

James was a tinner by trade. He volunteered in the Civil War for a three-month period; April – July 1861. He moved his family to Altoona, Pennsylvania and was a foreman of the P.R.R. Company’s tin shop before he died. His obit said he died of consumption after a lingering illness.

Mattingly, James E. 1832-1874, Pvt. Co. C 6 Bn. D. C. Mil. Inf.
Soldiers Circle, Fairview Cemetery, Altoona, PA

Lettering on the stones is so worn you can’t read the inscriptions.

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