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Granville Berkley
Captain Granville Berkley, Sr.,
Company F, 2nd Iowa Cavalry.
Died 02 July 1884; 64.3 years of age

The BGS reports the surname is sometime spelled Berkeley in Boulder County records and references. The government issue headstone is inscribe Berkeley.

Granville Berkley enlisted as a Captain on 01 Aug 1861 at 39 years of age. His residence was listed as Hamilton County, Iowa.

Granville Berkley was commissioned into Company F, 2nd Iowa Cavalry on 09 Sept 1861.
He served more than 7 months in Company F, 2nd Iowa Cavalry; 09 Sept 1861 - 29 Apr 1862.

While Granville Berkley was in service, the 2nd Iowa Cavalry regiment was engaged in the battle of
  • Island No. 10, New Madrid, Mo, 28 Feb - 08 Apr 1862
    which had a impact on the course of the war.

    Granville Berkley was mustered out on 29 Apr 1862.

    Other information regarding Granville Berkley gleaned from the Sources below includes:
  • born 22 Feb 1820 in Berkeley County, [West] Virginia
  • thrice married; widowed thrice
        - 1st: Lydia Hough Nicklin in ~ 1841
        - 2nd: Jane Meserve in 1855
        - 3rd: Anna L. Mason in 1862
  • 11 children
        - 04 born of Lydia Hough Nicklin in Virginia [3] and Ohio [1]
        - 02 born of Jane Meserve in Iowa
        - 05 born of Anna L. Mason in Pennsylvania [1] and Colorado [4]
  • known residence
        - Wood County, [West] Virginia per 1840 census
        - Ft. Des Moines, Iowa, per 1850 census
        - Boone, Hamilton County, Iowa, per 1860 census
        - Boulder, Colorado, from 1862
          thus, a bona fide pioneer of Boulder County and the State of Colorado
          the family crossed the plains in wagons to Boulder
  • occupations included:
    - lawyer and judge in the early days of Boulder
    - first President of the University of Colorado' Board of Trustees, 1870
    - incorporator of the Boulder Valley Railroad, 1870
    - incorporator of the Boulder and White Rock Ditch Company, 1871
  • member of the Grand Army of the Republic, Nathanial Lyon Post #5
  • died 02 July 1884 in Boulder, Colorado.

  • Boulder Genealogical Society, Columbia Cemetery Burial Index
  • Carnegie Library for Local History, Boulder Public Library, online catalog abstracts
  • Historical Data Systems, Inc., Duxbury, MA 02331
  • RootsWeb WorldConnect database entries
  • US NPS CWSSS Regimental Histories
  • US NPS CWSSS Battle Summaries

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