AWL, Francis Asbury, son of John Michael Awl, was born at Harrisburg , April 8, 1837, where he resides. At the beginning of the Civil war in 1861 served in the three months' service as adjutant of the Eleventh regiment, Pennsylvania volunteers. In 1862 raised for the nine months' service company A of the One Hundred and Twenty-seventh regiment, Pennsylvania volunteers, and participated in the Fredericksburg campaign. In 1864 he assisted in organizing the Two Hundred and First regiment, Pennsylvania volunteers, of which he was commissioned colonel and served in that capacity until mustered out at the close of the war. He was a clerk in the Harrisburg National Bank prior the war; subsequently cashier of the banking house of Jay Cooke & Co., in New York, for a period of seven years; was a trustee for twelve years of the Pennsylvania State Lunatic Hospital and secretary of the board; and from 1891 to 1896 deputy superintendent of banking. Colonel Awl married, June 5, 1872, Mary Elizabeth Thompson, born August 9, 1847, in New York City. They have two sons, Jay Wesley and Francis Asbury.
Historical Review of Dauphin County
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