Currituck County Photographs
|Alexander Vincent & Mary (Ballance) Jarvis|
|Alexander Vincent Jarvis
was born July 17, 1839 in Currituck County. He married Mary
Ballance in Currituck Co. on October 13, 1867. Mary was
born c.1845 and died Nov. 4, 1932. He fought for the Confederacy
during the Civil War and enlisted on August 1, 1861 in
Co. B, 8th Infantry Regiment
of North Carolina. Alexander was the son of John Jarvis but his
mother's name is unknown since she appears to have died before 1850.
From letters written by Alexander to his brother, John M. Jarvis and other family members, they indicate that his mother's family were
White's. Alexander had 12 known siblings of which only 6
have been identified. Those 6 are:
1. John M. Jarvis born Nov 1, 1819 [see his 1873 Livingston Co., Missouri will here]
2. Dorcas Jarvis born 1823 in Currituck, NC; married Andrew Walker in 1845
3. Nancy Jarvis born 1824; married John T. Hampton
4. Foster Jarvis born 1831
5. Sarah Jarvis born 1834
6. Joseph Jarvis 1837
The old letters
indicate that there might have been a brother named Silas Jarvis and
there was also an indication that one of Alexander's sisters married a
Griggs since there is mention of a nephew named Joseph Griggs.
There were two Griggs children living with them in 1880.
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