He married Mary Armistead Wharton
. Richard Henry Alvey
was born on 6 March 1826 at St. Mary's Co., Md.. He died on 14 September 1906 at Hagerstown, Md., at age 80; Obituary for Judge Richard Henry Alvey 1906 Washington Co, MD
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Below is the obit as published in the NY Times for Judge Richard Henry Alvey
who died in Hagerstown, Washington Co, MD on Sept 14, 1906. He was the
father of 10 known children by his second wife Julia Jones Hayes who survived
him for several years. Judge Alvey was married first to Mary Armistead
Wharton who died abt. 1860, they had three children.
New York Times, Sat 9/15/1906
"Judge R H Alvey Dead - Maryland Jurist ends his long career at Hagerstown.
Hagerstown, MD Sept 14, 1906 Richard H Alvey, a leading lawyer and jurist
of Maryland, died here to-day. He had been Chief Judge of the Maryland State
Court of Appeals and for eleven years Chief Justice of the Court of Appeals
of the District of Columbia. Judge Alvey was born in St Mary's Co, MD on
March 6, 1826. He began the practice of law in 1849. In 1850 he removed to
Hagerstown, MD, where he formed a partnership with John Thompson Mason. He
was urged to accept the nomination for the State Senate, and at the first
election he received the same number of votes as his opponent. At the second
vote he won by a majority of 40 votes. When the civil war broke out, Judge
Alvey sympathized with the South, and at a public meeting at Hagerstown, when
Lincoln was declared elected, he gave his views on the right of a State to
secede. He was arrested and imprisioned to Fort Henry, Lafayette, and Warren.
He was elected a member of the Constitutional Convention held in 1867 and was
chosen Chief Judge of the Fourth Circuit of Maryland in the same year being
re-elected in 1882. In January, 1896, he was appointed by President
Cleveland one of the Venezuela Boundry Commissioners."1