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James Adam Imboden
 Sergeant Major, Confederate States of America Army
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James Adam Imboden was born on 14 August 1843 at Braxton, Virginia.  He married Elizabeth S. Smith on 27 December 1879 at Augusta, Virginia.
JAMES ADAM IMBODEN was born in Augusta County, Virginia, August 14, 1843. James died April 1, 1928 in Arlington, Fairfax County, Virginia, at age 84. This book shows death date March 1928.). His body was interred April 1928 in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington Virginia.

He married ELISABETH SHEPHERD SMITH December 27, 1870 in Augusta County Virginia. Lizzie was born June 1846 in Albemarle, Stanly County North Carolina. Lizzie died before 1928 in Clarendon, Nelson County, Virginia, at age unknown. Her body was interred April 1928 in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington Virignia. She was listed as James Adam Imboden's wife in the 1880 Federal Soundex Census, in Rockfish, Nelson County, Virginia. She was listed as James Adam Imboden's wife in the 1900 Federal Soundex Census, in Fayette County, West Virginia.

He was listed as a household member of George (1793) Imboden's house in the Census of 1860 Federal in Braxton County, West Virginia. In the 1880 Federal Soundex Census, James was listed as a head of household June 1880 in Rockfish, Nelson County, Virgina.In the 1900 Federal Soundex Census, James was listed as a head of household June 1900 in Fayette County, West Virginia.

James was a Sergeant-Major in the 18th Virginia Cavalry of the Confederate Army. "Major Imboden", as he was called, survived his wife some years. He is buried in the Confederate Circle at the Arlington National Cemetery. His wife was first buried in Fairfax County, Virginia and after James death, her remains were reintured in a double grave with her husband. He was farmer, owning and living on several different farms at different locations in Virginia.

James Adam Imboden and Elisabeth Shepherd Smith had the following children:

MARY BELLE5 was born November 27, 1871
GEORGE ROBERT was born May 17, 1873
LILLIE CARROLL was born May 1, 1877

JAMES GORDON was born in Nelson County, Virginia, May 12, 1879. James died at age unknown. James was listed as James Adam Imboden's son in the 1880 Federal Soundex Census in Rockfish, Nelson County, Virginia. James was listed as James Adam Imboden's son in the 1900 Federal Soundex Census in Fayette County, West Virginia.

FRANK CLIFTON was born in Nelson County, Virginia, December 5, 1880. Frank died at age unknown. Frank was listed as James Adam Imboden's son in the 1900 Federal Soundex Census in Fayette County, West Virginia.

JOHN D. was born in Elk Park, Avery County, North Carolina, October 31, 1882. John died July 18, 1890 in Nelson County, Virginia, at age 7.

JACOB T. was born in Mendota, Bristol County, Virginia, April 23, 1884. Jake died at age unknown. Jake was listed as James Adam Imboden's son in the 1900 Federal Soundex Census in Fayette County, West Virginia.

SARAH ELIZABETH was born in Mendota, Bristol County, Virginia, September 17, 1886. Bessie died June 1962 in Washington, DC, at age 75. She was listed as James Adam Imboden's daughter in the 1900 Federal Soundex Census in Fayette County, West Virginia. 

It appears Sarah may never have married. If she did, she changed her name back to Imboden after a divorce or her husbands death. The social security records show a Sarah Imboden born on this same date as having collected payments.

WALTER M. was born in Mendota, Bristol County, Virginia, August 31, 1888. Walter died at age unknown. Walter was listed as James Adam Imboden's son in the 1900 Federal Soundex Census in Fayette County, West Virginia.


IMBODEN, JAMES A
SGT MAJ 18 VA CAV CSA
DATE OF DEATH: 04/02/1928
BURIED AT: SECTION 16  SITE 153-A

His wife:

IMBODEN, ELIZABETH S W/O JAMES A
DATE OF DEATH: 11/11/1919
BURIED AT: SECTION 16  SITE 153-A

JA Imboden Gravesite PHOTO

ES Imboden Gravesite PHOTO
Photos Courtesy of Roxsanne Wells-Layton, June 2006


Posted: 4 July 2006