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Abraham Younce (December 10, 1820 - June 6, 1894) served as commissary sergeant in Company I, 13th Tennessee Volunteer Cavalry.

Personal life

Abraham Younce was born December 10, 1820 in Watauga County, North Carolina to Solomon and Sarah "Sallie" (Rowland) Younce. He married first Elizabeth "Betsy" Lewis (1822-1852) with whom he had at least four children.[1] He married second Clarissa Lewis (1828-1888) with whom he had at least twelve children.

Civil War service

Younce enlisted as a private in Company I on September 22, 1863 in Washington County, Tennessee for a period of three years and mustered in November 8, 1863 at Strawberry Plains, Tennessee. He was appointed corporal October 1, 1863 by order of Colonel Miller and to sergeant April 14, 1864 also by order of Colonel Miller. Younce was appointed commissary sergeant June 25, 1864.

He is described as 42 years old, 5' 10" tall, dark complexion, hazel eyes, dark hair, and by occupation a farmer.

Younce is listed as present for duty for which muster roll records have survived until he was admitted to Asylum General Hospital in Knoxville on March 24, 1865. He was discharged by order of the War Department on May 3, 1865 at Knoxville due to disability.

When the regiment mustered out on September 5, 1865 at Knoxville, records note that he had last been paid to August 31, 1864, his clothing account was settled on November 13, 1864, owed $19.94 to the government for clothing in kind or money advanced, and had been paid a $25 bounty.

Post-war life

Younce applied for an invalid's pension on September 6.[2] He died June 6, 1894 in Zionville, North Carolina and is buried at Zionville Baptist Church Cemetery in Watauga County.


  1. 1850 U.S. Census, Ashe County, North Carolina.
  2. The year is unreadable on the microfilm due to poor work.

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