Monday, April 20, 2015

P is for Prison

  So far I have only found one ancestor {he is on my husband's side}that has gone to prison.  Alvah Rutan  {who I write about often} was arrested on 31 Aug 1864 and then later released and then arrested again in October of 1864.  The October arrest resulted in a trial where he was found guilty of making disloyal comments about the president of the United States.  On 1 Mar 1865 Alvah Rutan was released from prison by the president of the United States.

I have several accounts of his arrests and trial and imprisonment from newspapers and a book about the area.  Recently, I got the trial records from NARA and I am working on transcribing them.

Alvah's individual information window.  

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