Samuel Dwight Abbott

b. 2 December 1837, d. 20 September 1862
  • Father: Farnum Abbott b. 21 Nov 1802
  • Mother: Mary Chapman b. 1803, d. 8 Jul 1855
  • Company: 1_SS
  • Samuel Dwight Abbott was born on 2 Dec 1837 at Andover, Oxford County, Maine, son of Farnum Abbott and Mary Chapman.
  • Samuel's mother, Mary Chapman, died and was buried in Jul 1855 at Woodlawn Cemetery, Andover, Oxford County, Maine, at age 52 years.
  • Samuel's widowed father, Farnum Abbott, remarried to Mary [--?--], the widow Mrs. Burgess.
  • On 2 Nov 1857 his brother, Abel Chapman Abbott, died at Charlestown, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, at age 25.
  • Samuel Dwight Abbott was enumerated in the household of Farnum Abbott in the 1860 US Federal Census on 25 Jun 1860 at Andover, Oxford County, Maine, as:
    Farnum Abbott, 2nd, 56, farmer, $1500 real estate, $780 personal estate, b. ME
    Mary, 41, b. NH
    **Samuel D., 22, day laborer, b. ME
    Pamela B., 16, b. ME
    Edwin W., 18, b. ME
    Olney A. Burgess, 16, b. NH
    Fred E., 10, b. NH.
  • In 1861 Samuel was living at Lowell, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment, Samuel gave his occupation as moulder.

  • On 2 Sep 1861 Samuel Dwight Abbott mustered into service with the 1st Company Massachusetts Sharpshooters. He was 23 years and 9 months old.
  • He died on 20 Sep 1862 at Bolivar, Virginia, as a result of wounds from the Battle of Antietam. He was 24 years, 9 months and 18 days old.
  • On 21 Oct 1872 Farnum Abbott received a pension to surviving family member based on Samuel's service; his father received certificate number 161228.
  • On 17 Sep 1900 Samuel Dwight Abbott was included on the Civil War memorial at Antietam Battlefield, Sharpsburg, Maryland, as having died of his wounds received at the battle. (Read several articles from the Fitchburg Sentinel about the planning for the memorial.)
  • Last Edited: 17 Aug 2016

Wesley Abbott

b. 9 March 1834, d. 19 May 1881
  • Father: Orlando Abbott b. 23 Nov 1782, d. 4 Oct 1834
  • Mother: Lydia C. Kimball b. 1800, d. 8 Aug 1888
  • Company: 1_SS
  • Wesley Abbott was born on 9 Mar 1834 at Andover, Essex County, Massachusetts, son of Orlando Abbott and Lydia C. Kimball.
  • Wesley's father, Orlando Abbott, died and was buried in Oct 1834 at South Church Cemetery, Andover, Essex County, Massachusetts, at age 51 years and 10 months.
  • Wesley Abbott was enumerated in the household of Lydia C. Kimball in the 1860 US Federal Census on 26 Jun 1860 at Andover, Essex County, Massachusetts, as:
    Lydia C., 60, $200 personal estate
    **Wesley, 25, (no occupation given)
    (in the same two-family house)
    George H. Abbot, 29, farmer, $4000 real estate, $200 personal estate, b. MA (as were all in the family)
    Susan F., 25
    George G., 3.
  • In 1861 Wesley was living at Andover, Essex County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment, Wesley gave his occupation as sailor.

  • On 2 Sep 1861 Wesley Abbott mustered into service with the 1st Company Massachusetts Sharpshooters. He was 27 years, 5 months and 24 days old.
  • On 10 Dec 1862 Wesley ended military service with the 1st Massachusetts Sharpshooters at Newark, Essex County, New Jersey, discharged for disability caused by typhoid fever.

  • Charles Edwin Abbott, his brother, served in the 4th Mass Heavy Artillery Regiment, Co. K and mustered out June 17, 1865.
  • On 9 Jul 1864 Wesley Abbott, 30, married Roxanna Bailey, daughter of Timothy Bailey and Henrietta C. [--?--], at Andover, Essex County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Wesley Abbott and Roxanna Bailey were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 7 Jun 1880 at Chelsea, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, where he works in a stove foundry. There are no children in the home.
  • Wesley Abbott died on 19 May 1881 at Chelsea, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, of pneumonia. He was 47 years, 2 months and 10 days old.
  • Roxanna, his wife, outlived Wesley and died on 8 Dec 1884 at Danvers, Essex County, Massachusetts.
  • Last Edited: 25 Jul 2016

Family: Roxanna Bailey b. 1833, d. 8 Dec 1884

Elbridge Acker

b. 19 August 1831, d. 14 November 1902
  • Father: William Philip Acker
  • Mother: Elizabeth Thorp
  • Company: D
  • Elbridge Acker was born on 19 Aug 1831 at Claremont, Westchester County, New York, son of William Philip Acker and Elizabeth Thorp.
  • In 1851 Elbridge was living at Charlton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 27 Jan 1852 Elbridge Acker, 20, married Mary Ann Gray, 19, daughter of Andrew Gray and Lucy Billings, at Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Elbridge Acker and Mary Ann Gray were enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 27 Jul 1860 at Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, where he is a watchman. (note: "merchant" at enlistment is possible garble) Also enumerated -- Elizabeth BROWNELL, 56, b. NY (possibly his relation.)
  • In 1862 Elbridge was living at Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1862, Elbridge gave his occupation as merchant.

  • On 11 Aug 1862 Elbridge mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 30 years, 11 months and 23 days old.
  • On 17 Sep 1862 Elbridge was wounded at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland.
  • On 11 Apr 1863 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Elbridge Acker was included in the published list of Oxford volunteers.
  • He was declared missing in action on 3 Jul 1863 at The Battle of Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania.
  • On 22 Jul 1863 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Elbridge Acker was reported as missing at Gettysburg.
  • On 11 Feb 1864, Elbridge was discharged to re-enlist.
  • On 12 Feb 1864, Elbridge was reenlisted for a bounty of $400.
  • On 27 Jul 1864 Elbridge ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by transfer to the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.

  • Starting 28 Jul 1864, Elbridge also served in the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company E.
  • On 25 Aug 1864 Elbridge was taken prisoner at Reams' Station, Dinwiddie County, Virginia.
  • On 12 Apr 1865, Elbridge was paroled.
  • He ended his service by mustering out on 27 Jul 1865.
  • On 16 Sep 1868 Mary Ann Gray, his wife, died at Auburn, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 36 of consumption.
  • On 17 Oct 1869 Elbridge Acker, 38, married Hattie R. Billings, 32, daughter of Isaac Billings and Hattie Friend, at Blue Hill, Hancock County, Maine, married by Rev. J. W. Savage. Elbridge ACKER is "of Charlton, Mass." at the time.
  • Elbridge Acker and Hattie R. Billings were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 1 Jul 1870 at Charlton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, where works in the worsted mill. (note: children who appeared in 1860 census also prove that the 1880 census is correct.)
  • On 23 May 1874 Elbridge and Mary's daughter, Lilia Mary Acker married Albert Underwood at Wales, Hampden County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Elbridge Acker and Hattie R. Billings were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 16 Jun 1880 at Holden, Worcester County, Massachusetts, with two children -- Walter I. and Jennie E. ACKER, age 14 and 13, b. in ME -- possibly his by a previous marriage, since they are described as "other". Walter appears in 1870, but who is Jennie?
  • On 28 May 1884 Elbridge's son, Harman Elbridge Acker married Annie Brant at Monson, Hampden County, Massachusetts.
  • On 13 Jul 1886 Elbridge and Mary's daughter, Martha Isabell Acker married Alanson P. Robbins at Charlton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • On 6 Feb 1890 Elbridge's son, Walter Irving Acker married Mary Louise Barr at Princeton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Elbridge Acker was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Rutland, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company D.
  • He and Hattie R. Billings were enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 5 Jun 1900 at Paxton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, where he is a farm worker living in the home he owns. She has had no children.
  • Elbridge Acker died on 14 Nov 1902 at Paxton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of cerebral hemorrhage. He was 71 years, 2 months and 26 days old.
  • He was buried on 18 Nov 1902 at Hillside Cemetery, Auburn, Worcester County, Massachusetts, and the event was noted in the Worcester Daily Spy, 18 Nov 1902 (Volume 17 #48):
    "Elbridge Acker
    The funeral of Elbridge Acker, a veteran of the Fifteenth Massachusetts Regiment, was held yesterday morning at 10 o'clock, at his late home in Paxton. Rev. Mr. Pratt of the Congregational Church officiated and there was singing by the church quartet. The body was taken to Auburn for burial.
    Mr. Acker was 71 years old. In the Civil War he enlisted in the Fifteenth Regiment, was captured by the Confederates and was confined for a year in Andersonville prison. Since the war he had lived in a number of towns in Worcester County, among them being Holden, Rutland, Oxford and Auburn. He went to Paxton about six years ago. Mr. Acker leaves a daughter, Mrs. A. P. Robbins of this city."
  • On 19 Oct 1903 at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Elbridge Acker was noted as deceased in the previous year in a newspaper article about the 38th regimental reunion. From the Fitchburg Sentinel, 19 Oct 1903:
    Reunion of the 15th Regiment
    Wednesday will mark the gathering at Worcester of the survivors of that grand old fighting regiment, the 15th Massachusetts, who will meet in reunion in Worcester, to commemorate the 42d anniversary of the battle of Ball's Bluff, their first baptism of blood, shot, and shell.
    For 37 years the regimental association has had its annual reunion in Worcester on the date commemorating the fight at Ball's Bluff. All the original field officers have joined the great bivouac on the other side except Gen. John W. Kimball of Fitchburg, who went out as the first major and won a glorious record for bravery and ability.
    The reunion Wednesday will include the business meeting at the board of trade rooms, Worcester, at 10.30 o'clock, followed by the annual dinner at Grand Army hall at 12 o'clock, which is furnished by the Women's relief corps. A rousing reunion is expected.
    Death has depleted the ranks of many prominent members since the last reunion, including three former captains, Capt. C. H. Eager; Capt. J. M. Studley, Capt. J. Evarts Green; William J. Woodbury, who constructed the granite shaft of the Antietam monument, Wilder S. Holbrook and Joseph Pecot.
  • On 13 Jan 1904 at "The Worcester Daily Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Hattie R. Billings, his widow, was mentioned in connection with a court action trying to recover his estate from her son-in-law.
  • On 29 Nov 1905 Hattie R. Billings received a pension to surviving family member based on Elbridge's service; his wife, with application number 838868, but no certificate is recorded.
  • Hattie outlived Elbridge and died on 6 May 1917 at Paxton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 80.
  • Last Edited: 16 Apr 2016

Family 1: Mary Ann Gray b. 22 May 1832, d. 16 Sep 1868

  • Harman Elbridge Acker b. 25 Mar 1854, d. 19 Feb 1906
  • Lilia Mary Acker b. 1856, d. 1898
  • Julia E. Acker b. 25 Jul 1859
  • Martha Isabell Acker b. 3 Nov 1861
  • Walter Irving Acker b. 14 Jun 1866

Family 2: Hattie R. Billings b. 10 Dec 1836, d. 6 May 1917

Charles Ackermann

b. 1822, d. 11 November 1864
  • Company: A
  • Charles Ackermann was born about in 1822 at Germany.
  • In 1863 Charles was living in an unknown place.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1863, Charles gave his occupation as carpenter.

  • On 30 Jul 1863 Charles mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry in Company A, being credited to the quota of Harwich, Barnstable County, Massachusetts. He was 41 years old.
  • On 11 May 1864 Charles was wounded at Spotsylvania, Virginia, in the back.
  • On 27 Jul 1864 Charles ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by transfer to the 20th MVI while "absent sick."

  • Starting 28 Jul 1864, Charles also served in the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company E.
  • On 11 Nov 1864 Charles was wounded at Petersburg, Prince George County, Virginia.
  • He died on 11 Nov 1864 at Petersburg, Prince George County, Virginia, of wounds, as a member of the 20th MVI. He was 42 years old.
  • He was buried in Nov 1864 at Poplar Grove National Cemetery, Petersburg, Dinwiddie County, Virginia, most likely as one of the 4,500 unidentified soldiers.
  • Last Edited: 5 Oct 2016

Albion Augustine Adams

b. 3 August 1840, d. 23 September 1916
  • Father: Samuel Adams b. 17 Sep 1781, d. 7 Apr 1847
  • Mother: Dorcas Heald b. 28 Mar 1793, d. 12 Jan 1867
  • Company: 1_SS
  • Albion Augustine Adams was born on 3 Aug 1840 at Carlisle, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, son of Samuel Adams and Dorcas Heald.
  • On 7 Apr 1847 his father, Samuel Adams, died at Carlisle, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, at age 65.
  • Albion Augustine Adams was enumerated in the household of Dorcas Heald in the 1850 US Federal Census on 21 Aug 1850 at Carlisle, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, as:
    Dorcas Adams, 57, b. MA (as were all)
    George W., 18
    **Alvin A., 10
    Benj Morgan, 27, carpenter
    Sarah, 20.
  • In 1862 Albion was living at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment, Albion gave his occupation as Student.

  • On 15 Aug 1862 Albion A. Adams mustered into service with the 1st Company Massachusetts Sharpshooters. He was 22 years and 12 days old.
  • Albion Augustine Adams and John Quincy Adams, brothers, served together in the 1st Company, Andrew Sharpshooters.
  • On 26 Sep 1862 his brother, John Quincy Adams, died at Bolivar, Virginia, at age 36 after three days of plurasey contracted on the cold ground at Antietam, leaving four children, according to his pension file.
  • On 13 Feb 1863 Albion ended military service with the 1st Massachusetts Sharpshooters at Fort Monroe, Hampton County, Virginia, discharged for disability.

  • Starting 27 Dec 1864, Albion also served in the 26th Regiment New York Cavalry, Company A.
  • On 1 Jan 1865 Albion was promoted to full Sergeant.
  • He ended his service with the 26th Regiment New York Cavalry, Company A by mustering out on 30 Jun 1865.
  • He was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Carlisle, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, as having served in the 1st MA Sharpshooters, as well as the 1st MA Cavalry, noting that he was taken prisoner at Antietam.
  • He made application at Massachusetts for a veteran's pension on 18 Sep 1899, and received certificate number 1069342.
  • He was enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 4 Jun 1900 at Carlisle, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, as:
    Adams, Albion A., b. Aug 1840, 59, single, lawyer
    Carter, Sarah A. sister, b. Sep 1829, 70, married 36 years, both her children are living
    Newcob, Perry G., grandson, b. May 1891 in Michigan
    ---, George L., grandson, b. Apr 1893 in MA.
  • He was enumerated in the 1910 US Federal Census in Apr 1910 at Lowell, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, living alone on his own income, age 69, unmarried.
  • He died on 23 Sep 1916 at Lowell, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, unmarried. He was 76 years, 1 month and 20 days old.
  • He was buried in Sep 1916 at Green Cemetery, Carlisle, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
  • On 4 Mar 1927 one John Melvin applied for the military headstone to be placed on Albion Adams' grave. However, there is no recod of him at Green Cemetery in Carlisle.
  • Last Edited: 5 Oct 2016

Charles Henry Adams

b. 17 March 1842, d. 27 February 1862
  • Father: Col. Nathan Adams b. 8 Dec 1796, d. 11 Jun 1854
  • Mother: Sarah E. Chamberlain b. between 1800 - 1801, d. 26 Aug 1868
  • Company: D
  • Charles Henry Adams was born on 17 Mar 1842 at Hopkinton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, son of Col. Nathan Adams and Sarah E. Chamberlain.
  • Charles Henry Adams was enumerated in the household of Col. Nathan Adams and Sarah E. Chamberlain in the 1850 US Federal Census on 14 Aug 1850 at Hopkinton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, as:
    Nathan Adams, 53, m, occupation = "none", $25, b. MA (as were all)
    Sarah, 49, f,
    Joanna, 15
    John C., 11
    **Charles H., 8.
  • On 11 Jun 1854 his father, Col. Nathan Adams, died at Hopkinton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, of consumption at age 57.
  • Charles Henry Adams was enumerated in the household of Sarah E. Chamberlain in the 1855 Massachusetts State census in 1855 at Hopkinton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, as:
    Sarah C Adams, 55
    William B., 30
    Delia A., 26
    Joanna, 20
    John C., 16
    Charles H., 13
    Joseph M Goulding, 32.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Charles gave his occupation as butcher.
  • In 1861 Charles was living at Hopkinton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Charles mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Hopkinton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. He was 19 years, 3 months and 25 days old.
  • On 21 Oct 1861 Charles was taken prisoner at The Battle of Ball's Bluff, Leesburg, Virginia.
  • On 30 Oct 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Charles Henry Adams was included, with 304 other men, among "The Killed Wounded and Missing of the Fifteenth Regiment," after Ball's Bluff.
  • On 20 Nov 1861 at "The Worcester Daily Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Charles H. Adams was listed with 195 other men among the prisoners taken at Ball's Bluff.
  • On 20 Nov 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Charles Henry Adams was listed, with 88 other men of the 15th Massachusetts, as a prisoner at Richmond.
  • On 19 Feb 1862, Charles was exchanged from prison.
  • On 22 Feb 1862 at "The New York Times", New York City, New York, Charles Henry Adams was mentioned, with 61 other men of the 15th Massachusetts, in an article about the return of prisoners under a flag of truce:
    National Prisoners Released, Arrival of Four hundred at Fortres Monroe
    Notice having been received by Gen. Wool, that some 400 exchanged prisoners would be sent down the James River Yesterday, the "George Washington" and "Express" left at about noon for the appointed meeting place.
    The rebel boat was appointed to meet us at 3 o'clock, but at that time she was not in sight, and shortly after a heavy fog shut down, making it impossible to move in any direction. The two boats were then fastened together, and having dropped anchor, waited for the rebel boat to appear.
    The fog did not lift till late in the evening, when the wind blew so fresh that the boats dragged their anchors and had to be separated. This morning at sunrise the expected prisoners made their appearance, on the "William Allison," which it seemed had also anchored for the night a few miles above us. The return passage was made without any incident, and the prisoners arrived here about 10 o'clock this forenoon. The returned prisoners will be immediately sent north. (Note: here follows a complete list of the released prisoners who arrived by a flag of truce from Richmond.)
  • He died on 27 Feb 1862 at Columbian College Hospital, Washington, DC, of typhoid fever. He was 19 years, 11 months and 10 days old.
  • On 9 Sep 1862 Sarah E. Chamberlain received a pension to surviving family member based on Charles's service; his widowed mother, received certificate number 5979.
  • From the Adams Genealogy:
    "He was a soldier in the 15th Massachusetts regiment; was taken prisoner at Balls Bluff, Oct. 21, 1861; returned from Richmond prison, Feb., 1862; d. at Washington, D. C., 27 Feb., 1862."
  • Last Edited: 16 Mar 2015

Charles Putnam Adams

b. 17 September 1838, d. 26 June 1893
  • Father: Joseph Adams Jr. b. between 1804 - 1805, d. 8 May 1845
  • Mother: Rebecca G. Putnam b. 11 Aug 1802, d. 11 Jan 1876
  • Company: 1_SS
  • Charles Putnam Adams was born on 17 Sep 1838 at Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts, son of Joseph Adams Jr. and Rebecca G. Putnam.
  • On 8 May 1845 his father, Joseph Adams Jr., died at Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts, of heart complications.
  • Charles Putnam Adams was enumerated in the household of Rebecca G. Putnam in the 1850 US Federal Census on 24 Sep 1850 at Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts, as:
    Rebecca G. Adams, 46, b. NH
    **Charles P., 12, b. MA
    Mary F., 10, b. MA.
  • In 1861 Charles was living at Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment, Charles gave his occupation as Lather.
  • Starting 1 May 1861, Charles also served in the 5th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, Company A.
  • He ended his service with the 5th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, Company A by mustering out on 31 Jul 1861.

  • On 17 Mar 1862 Charles P. Adams mustered into service with the 1st Company Massachusetts Sharpshooters. He was 23 years and 6 months old.
  • On 16 Sep 1862 Charles ended military service with the 1st Massachusetts Sharpshooters at New York, New York, being discharged for wounds.

  • On 24 Mar 1867 Charles Putnam Adams, 28, married Margaret Ellen Sumner, 21, daughter of Harrison Gray Sumner and Mary Elizabeth Thomas, at Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Charles Putnam Adams was enumerated in the household of Harrison Gray Sumner and Mary Elizabeth Thomas in the 1870 US Federal Census on 29 Jun 1870 at Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts, as:
    Sumner, Harrison E., 61, teamster, b. NH
    ---, Mary E., 57, b. MA
    ---, Ella J., 17
    **Adams Chas. G.(sic), 29, works in oil fac. b. MA
    ---, Margaret E., 24, b. MA
    ---, Harrison S., 4/12, b. MA
    Swain, Mary E., 23, b. MA
    ---, Henry S., 4/12, b. MA.
  • Charles Putnam Adams and Margaret Ellen Sumner were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 1 Jun 1880 at Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts, as:
    Adams, Chas. P., 40, works in oil factory, b. MA (fath b. Eng, mor b. NH)
    ---, Margaret E., 35, wife, b. MA (fath b. MA, mor b. NH)
    ---, Harrison S., 10, son b. MA
    ---, Joseph W., 8, son, b. MA.
  • Charles Putnam Adams was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts, noting his service in the 5th Massachusetts Infantry, and adding that he served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry with service dates which correspond to those for his time in the 1st Co. Andrews Sharpshooters.
  • He made application at Massachusetts for a veteran's pension on 2 Jul 1891, and received certificate number 926735.
  • He died on 26 Jun 1893 at Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts. He was 54 years, 9 months and 9 days old.
  • He was buried in Jun 1893 at Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts.
  • On 19 Oct 1893 Margaret Ellen Sumner received a pension to surviving family member in Massachusetts based on Charles's service; his wife, received certificate number 390461.
  • Margaret, his wife, outlived Charles and died on 9 Jul 1899 at Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts, at age 53.
  • On 8 Jun 1910 Charles's son, Joseph West Adams married Lillian May Wilfert at Revere, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.
  • Last Edited: 23 Oct 2013

Family: Margaret Ellen Sumner b. 31 Dec 1845, d. 9 Jul 1899

  • Harrison S. Adams b. Feb 1870, d. 1931
  • Joseph West Adams b. 25 Feb 1872, d. 1937

Edwin L. Adams

b. 1839, d. 10 April 1872
  • Father: Thomas Adams b. 11 Mar 1805, d. 29 Apr 1875
  • Mother: Mary Noyes b. 18 Jan 1809, d. 2 Apr 1900
  • Company: F
  • Edwin L. Adams was born about in 1839 at Townsend, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, son of Thomas Adams and Mary Noyes.
  • Edwin L. Adams was enumerated in the household of Thomas Adams and Mary Noyes in the 1850 US Federal Census on 3 Oct 1850 at Shirley, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, as:
    Thomas Adams, 45, laborer, b. VT
    Mary, 41, b. M
    Sophronia, 43, b. MA
    **Edwin, 10, b. MA
    Melissa L., 8, b. MA
    Silvia, 5, b. MA
    Malvina, 1, b. MA.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Edwin gave his occupation as miller.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Edwin mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry. He was 22 years old.
  • On 21 Oct 1861 Edwin was wounded at The Battle of Ball's Bluff, Leesburg, Virginia.
  • On 30 Oct 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Edwin L. Adams was included, with 304 other men, among "The Killed Wounded and Missing of the Fifteenth Regiment," after Ball's Bluff.
  • On 2 Nov 1861 at "Worcester Aegis & Transcript", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Edwin L. Adams was mentioned among the casualties.
  • On 19 Nov 1861 Edwin's sister, Melissa L. Adams, married Leander J. Owen at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Edwin L. Adams and Leander J. Owen, brothers-in-law, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.
  • On 17 Sep 1862 his brother-in-law, Leander J. Owen, died at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland, at age 28 killed by a musket ball, according to the widow's pension.
  • On 31 Mar 1864, Edwin was having received a bounty of $325.
  • In May 1864 Edwin was wounded.
  • On 8 May 1864 Edwin L. Adams married Ellen "Nellie" Ryan, daughter of Thomas Ryan and Mary Ann [--?--], at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • On 27 Jul 1864 Edwin ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by transfer to the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.

  • Starting 28 Jul 1864, Edwin also served in the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company E.
  • He ended his service by transfer to the VRC on 17 Mar 1865.
  • Starting 18 Mar 1865, Edwin also served in the 38th Company, 2nd Batallion V. R. C.
  • He ended his service by discharge for disability on 30 Mar 1865.
  • He made application for a veteran's pension on 3 May 1865, and received certificate number 43323.
  • He and Ellen "Nellie" Ryan were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 7 Jun 1870 at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, as:
    Adams, Edwin, 29, lumber surveyor ?, b. MA
    ---, Nellie, 28, b. MA
    ---, Thomas, 65, b. MA (his father)
    ---, Mary, 55, b. ME (his mother)
    ---, Frederic, 7, b. MA.
  • Edwin L. Adams died on 10 Apr 1872 at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, of small pox. He was 33 years old.
  • He was buried in Apr 1872 at Saint Johns Cemetery, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 19 Jun 1873 Edwin's widow, Eleanor R. Adams remarried to Dennis P. Sullivan at Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for him and the second for her.
  • On 6 Feb 1894 Edwin and Ellen's son, Frederick Justin Adams married Mabelle Florence Butler at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.
  • On 4 Jun 1900 Eleanor R. Sullivan received a pension to surviving family member based on Edwin's service; his wife, received certificate 476089.
  • Last Edited: 6 Dec 2016

Family: Ellen "Nellie" Ryan b. between 1841 - 1842

  • Frederick Justin Adams b. 1863

George Adams

b. 1842, d. 7 October 1862

George Adams
  • Company: B
  • George Adams was born about in 1842 at Winchendon, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, George gave his occupation as porter.
  • In 1861 George was living at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 George mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry. He was 19 years old.
  • On 17 Sep 1862 George was wounded at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland, in the arm and breast.
  • He died on 7 Oct 1862 at Frederick, Frederick County, Maryland, of wounds received at the Battle of Antietam.. He was 20 years old.
  • He was buried in Oct 1862 at Antietam National Cemetery, Sharpsburg, Maryland, Lot A, Section 19, Grave No. 18.
  • On 17 Sep 1900 George Adams was included on the Civil War memorial at Antietam Battlefield, Sharpsburg, Maryland, as having died of his wounds received at the battle. (Read several articles from the Fitchburg Sentinel about the planning for the memorial.)
  • Last Edited: 17 Aug 2016

Henry O. Adams

b. 5 March 1837, d. 25 February 1894
  • Father: Joseph Adams
  • Mother: Abigail A. Going
  • Company: G
  • Henry O. Adams was born on 5 Mar 1837 at Lunenburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Joseph Adams and Abigail A. Going.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Henry gave his occupation as laborer.

  • On 5 Aug 1861 Henry mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Townsend, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. He was 24 years and 5 months old.
  • He was declared missing in action on 21 Oct 1861 at The Battle of Ball's Bluff, Leesburg, Virginia.
  • On 30 Oct 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Henry O. Adams was included, with 304 other men, among "The Killed Wounded and Missing of the Fifteenth Regiment," after Ball's Bluff.
  • On 20 Nov 1861 at "The Worcester Daily Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Henry O. Adams was listed with 195 other men among the prisoners taken at Ball's Bluff.
  • On 20 Nov 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Henry O. Adams was listed, with 88 other men of the 15th Massachusetts, as a prisoner at Richmond.
  • On 22 Feb 1862 at "The New York Times", New York City, New York, Henry O. Adams was mentioned, with 61 other men of the 15th Massachusetts, in an article about the return of prisoners under a flag of truce:
    National Prisoners Released, Arrival of Four hundred at Fortres Monroe
    Notice having been received by Gen. Wool, that some 400 exchanged prisoners would be sent down the James River Yesterday, the "George Washington" and "Express" left at about noon for the appointed meeting place.
    The rebel boat was appointed to meet us at 3 o'clock, but at that time she was not in sight, and shortly after a heavy fog shut down, making it impossible to move in any direction. The two boats were then fastened together, and having dropped anchor, waited for the rebel boat to appear.
    The fog did not lift till late in the evening, when the wind blew so fresh that the boats dragged their anchors and had to be separated. This morning at sunrise the expected prisoners made their appearance, on the "William Allison," which it seemed had also anchored for the night a few miles above us. The return passage was made without any incident, and the prisoners arrived here about 10 o'clock this forenoon. The returned prisoners will be immediately sent north. (Note: here follows a complete list of the released prisoners who arrived by a flag of truce from Richmond.)
  • On 17 Sep 1862 Henry was wounded at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland, in the face.
  • On 27 Feb 1863 Henry ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by discharge due to disability from wounds received in action.

  • The MASSCW falsely states that this man died of wounds on 27 Feb 1863.
  • He made application for a veteran's pension on 19 Mar 1863, year of date is unclear.
  • On 13 May 1863 Henry O. Adams, 26, married Susan R. Shattuck, daughter of Charles R. Shattuck, at Lunenburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • On 6 Aug 1865 his infant son, Willie Zader Adams, died at Lunenburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 1 of cholera.
  • Henry O. Adams and Susan R. Shattuck were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 6 Aug 1870 at Lunenburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Adams, Henry O., 33, day laborer, $400 in real estate, $125 personal property, b. MA
    ---, Susan R. 25, keeping house, b. MA.
  • Henry O. Adams and Susan R. Shattuck were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 14 Jun 1880 at Lunenburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, where he is a laborer. Also enumerated: Alfred J. Robbins, 27, b. NH, and Carrie Kimball, 18, MA -- boarders, single people. There are no children in the house.
  • Henry O. Adams was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Lunenburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company G, noting that he was shot through the face.
  • He died on 25 Feb 1894 at Lunenburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 56 years, 11 months and 20 days old.
  • He was buried in Feb 1894 at North Cemetery, Lunenburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • In Mar 1894 Susan R. Shattuck received a pension to surviving family member, in Massachusetts based on Henry's service; and received certificate number 403202.
  • Susan, his wife, outlived Henry and died in 1926.
  • Last Edited: 2 Apr 2016

Family: Susan R. Shattuck b. between 1843 - 1844, d. 1926

  • Willie Zader Adams b. 7 Sep 1863, d. 6 Aug 1865

James Erwin Adams

b. 15 August 1839, d. 24 May 1919
  • Father: John Breed Adams b. between 1791 - 1792
  • Mother: Adeline Preston d. before 1850
  • Company: F
  • James Erwin Adams was born on 15 Aug 1839 at Ashford, Windham County, Connecticut, son of John Breed Adams and Adeline Preston.
  • Before 1850 his mother, Adeline Preston, died.
  • James Erwin Adams was enumerated in the household of John Breed Adams in the 1850 US Federal Census on 7 Aug 1850 at Eastford, Windham County, Connecticut, as:
    John B. Adams, 58, merchant, b. MA
    Mary A., 15, b. CT
    **James E., 11, b. CT
    Henry H., 6, b. CT.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, James gave his occupation as shoemaker.
  • In 1861 James was living at Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 James mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry. He was 21 years, 10 months and 27 days old.
  • On 21 Oct 1861 James was wounded at The Battle of Ball's Bluff, Leesburg, Virginia.
  • On 30 Oct 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, James Erwin Adams was included, with 304 other men, among "The Killed Wounded and Missing of the Fifteenth Regiment," after Ball's Bluff.
  • On 8 Mar 1862 James ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to disability from wounds received in action.

  • Starting 11 Jul 1864, James also served in the 56th New York Infantry, Co. I as a Captain.
  • He ended his service with the 56th New York Infantry on 6 Nov 1864 at New York, New York.
  • In 1870 James was included in "The Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion," published by the U. S. Government as follows:
    Adams, J. E., Corporal, Co. F, 15th Massachusetts Volunteers, received, at the Battle of Ball's Bluff, Virginia, October 21st, 1861, a gunshot wound of the scalp, with contusion of the right parietal bone. A report of a medical examining board, dated February 20th, 1862, states that there is atrophy of the left arm, with partial paralysis of the sensory nerves and diminution of the temperature. He was discharged from the service, March 8th, 1862. His name is not upon the Pension Rolls.
  • Between 1872 - 1873 James Erwin Adams married Hannah W. Williams.
  • James Erwin Adams made application for a veteran's pension on 17 Jun 1880, received certificate number 230274.
  • James Erwin Adams was a member of Grant Post #327 of the G.A.R.
  • He was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Brooklyn, Kings County, New York, as having served in Co. F, 15th massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, noting that he received a shot to the head causing partial paralysis in his left arm.
  • He and Hannah W. Williams were enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 7 Jun 1900 at Brooklyn, Kings County, New York, as:
    Adams, James E., head, b. Aug 1839, married 27 years, b. CT (fath b. MA; mor b. CVT)
    ---, Hannah, wife, b. Oct 1846, b. NY
    ---, Florence A., dau b. Apr 1874, b. NY
    ---, Marion E., dau, b. Dec 1880, b. NY
    (with 3 boarders and a servant.)
  • James Erwin Adams and Hannah W. Williams were enumerated in the 1910 US Federal Census on 21 Apr 1910 at Brooklyn, Kings County, New York, where he is a salesman. Daughter Florence lives with them, and daughter Marion is apparently deceased.
  • James Erwin Adams died on 24 May 1919 at Brooklyn, Kings County, New York. He was 79 years, 9 months and 9 days old.
  • He was buried in May 1919 at Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, Kings County, New York, Section 23, Lot 2456.
  • Last Edited: 16 Apr 2016

Family: Hannah W. Williams b. Oct 1846, d. May 1919

  • Florence A. Adams b. 30 Apr 1874
  • Marion E. Adams b. Dec 1880, d. Oct 1906

James H. Adams

b. between 1837 and 1838
  • Company: B
  • James H. Adams was born between 1837 - 1838 at unknown.
  • In 1864 James was living at Canada.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1864, James gave his occupation as farmer.

  • On 12 Apr 1864 James mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry and received a bounty of $325, being credited to the quota of New Marlborough, Berkshire County, Massachusetts.
  • He was declared missing in action on 6 May 1864 at The Battle of the Wilderness, Spotsylvania County, Virginia, with no further record found, according to the MASSCW.
  • On 27 Jul 1864 James ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by administrative transfer to the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry according to Ford's and history and the 1870 roster, but he had been missing since The Wilderness with no further information.

  • Last Edited: 1 Sep 2012

John Adams

b. between 1833 and 1834
  • Company: A
  • John Adams was born between 1833 - 1834 at England.
  • In 1861 John was living at Lancashire, England.
  • John Smith was an alias in the 24th MVI on 21 Oct 1861.
  • Starting 23 Oct 1861, John also served in the 24th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.
  • He ended his service with from the 24th MVI due to disability on 12 Sep 1862.
  • He was married at the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts according to Ford's history.
  • In 1863 John was living at Beverly, Essex County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1863, John gave his occupation as machinist.

  • On 1 Aug 1863 John mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry in Company A, under the name of John ADAMS, being credited to the quota of Wenham, Essex County, Massachusetts.
  • On 27 Jul 1864 John ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by transfer to the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.

  • Starting 31 Aug 1864, John also served in the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, on duty as nurse in 2nd Army Corps Hospital, with no further record found.
  • He ended his service by desertion for failure to return from hospital.
  • Starting 15 Mar 1865, John also served in the 18th Ohio Infantry, Company I, under the name of John SMITH, but the dates of this service is not known precisely.
  • He ended his service with the 18th Ohio Infantry on 9 Oct 1865.
  • Last Edited: 6 Oct 2012

John Quincy Adams

b. 22 March 1826, d. 26 September 1862
  • Father: Samuel Adams b. 17 Sep 1781, d. 7 Apr 1847
  • Mother: Dorcas Heald b. 28 Mar 1793, d. 12 Jan 1867
  • Company: 1_SS
  • John Quincy Adams was born about on 22 Mar 1826 at Carlisle, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, son of Samuel Adams and Dorcas Heald.
  • On 7 Apr 1847 his father, Samuel Adams, died at Carlisle, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, at age 65.
  • On 18 Nov 1847 John Quincy Adams, 21, married Adeline Carter, 20, daughter of Enoch Carter and Rebecca Foster, at Carlisle, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
  • John Quincy Adams was enumerated in the 1850 US Federal census on 17 Aug 1850 at Wayland, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, as:
    John Q. Adams, 24, shoemaker, b. MA (as were all)
    Adeline, 22
    Benjamin, 11/12.
  • He and Adeline Carter were enumerated in the 1855 Massachusetts State census in 1855 at Carlisle, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, as:
    John Q Adams, 29
    Aderline Adams, 28
    Benger F Adams, 6
    Laury A Adams, 3.
  • John Quincy Adams and Adeline Carter were enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 20 Jul 1860 at Carlisle, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, as:
    John Q. Adams, 34, farmer, b. MA (as were all)
    Adeline, 33
    Benjamin F., 11
    Laura A., 8
    Elsy M., 4
    Effie A., 1.
  • In 1862 John was living at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment, John gave his occupation as farmer.

  • On 15 Aug 1862 John Quincy Adams mustered into service with the 1st Company Massachusetts Sharpshooters. He was 36 years, 4 months and 24 days old.
  • John Quincy Adams and Albion Augustine Adams, brothers, served together in the 1st Company, Andrew Sharpshooters.
  • John Quincy Adams died on 26 Sep 1862 at Bolivar, Virginia, after three days of plurasey contracted on the cold ground at Antietam, leaving four children, according to his pension file. He was 36 years, 6 months and 4 days old.
  • He was buried in 1862 at Green Cemetery, Carlisle, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
  • Adeline made application for a widow's pension on 18 Mar 1863 his wife, received certificate number 32801, citing service in Co K of Sharpshooters, in the 15th Massachusetts Infantry.
  • On 22 Sep 1872 John and Adeline's daughter, Elsie Maria Adams married Robert Wesley Parish at Charlestown, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • In 1875 John and Adeline's daughter, Laura Agusta Adams married Stephen Comina at Carlisle, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • On 24 Jul 1878 John and Adeline's daughter, Effie Amelia Adams married Charles A. Roberts at Wayland, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • John Quincy Adams's surviving family was enumerated in the household of Adeline Carter in the 1880 US Federal Census on 14 Jun 1880 at Wayland, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, as:
    Adams, Adeline, 53, widow, b. MA (as were all)
    Comina, Stephen, 29, married, farm labor, b. Nova Scotia
    ---, Laura, 28, daur
    Roberts, Effie A., 20, daur, married
    in the same duplex house:
    Adams, Benj. F., 30, works in shoe shop
    ---, Sarah B., 30, wife
    ---, Edith E., 5, daur
    ---, Rodney, 1, son.
  • Adeline, his wife, outlived John and died on 23 Aug 1900 at Wayland, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, of Bright's disease at age 73.
  • On 17 Sep 1900 Sergt. John Q. Adams was included on the Civil War memorial at Antietam Battlefield, Sharpsburg, Maryland, with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, on the 35th anniversary of the battle. (Articles from the Fitchburg Sentinel about the planning for the memorial.)
  • Last Edited: 25 Aug 2016

Family: Adeline Carter b. 23 Jan 1827, d. 23 Aug 1900

  • Benjamin Franklin Adams b. 28 Jun 1849, d. 2 Jun 1931
  • Laura Agusta Adams b. 15 May 1852
  • Elsie Maria Adams b. 20 Jan 1856, d. 4 Jul 1934
  • Effie Amelia Adams b. 11 May 1859

Reuben W. Adams

b. November 1839, d. 24 April 1921
  • Father: Fitts Adams b. 16 Jul 1815, d. 6 Feb 1874
  • Mother: Keziah Ross b. 1818, d. 15 Dec 1891
  • Company: F
  • Reuben W. Adams was born in Nov 1839 at Watertown, Jefferson County, New York, son of Fitts Adams and Keziah Ross.
  • Reuben W. Adams was enumerated in the household of Fitts Adams and Keziah Ross in the 1850 US Federal Census on 2 Nov 1850 at Salisbury, Addison County, Vermont, as:
    Fitts Adams, 33, laborer, b. VT (sic)
    Keziah, 31, b. VT
    **Reuben, 12
    Mary, 8
    Laura, 6
    Loren, 4 (m.)
    Fitts, Jr. 2.
  • On 29 Nov 1860 Reuben W. Adams married Betsey Haire, 18, daughter of Roswell Haire and Charlotte Lafflin, at Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 5 Nov 1861 his brother-in-law, Lewis Haire, died at Poolesville, Montgomery County, Maryland, unmarried, of gunshot wounds suffered at Ball's Bluff at age 20.
  • Reuben W. Adams and Lewis Haire, brothers-in-law, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Reuben enlisting after Lewis' death.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1862, Reuben gave his occupation as shoemaker.
  • In 1862 Reuben was living at Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 2 Aug 1862 Reuben mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry. He was 22 years and 9 months old.
  • On 17 Sep 1862 Reuben was wounded at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland.
  • On 26 Mar 1863 Betsey Haire, his wife, died at Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 20 of consumption.
  • On 11 Apr 1863 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Reuben W. Adams was included in the published list of Oxford volunteers.
  • On 1 May 1863 Reuben ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to disability from injury received in action.

  • On 4 Jul 1863 his father-in-law, Roswell Haire, died at The Battle of Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania, while serving with the 19th Maine, which fought alongside the 15th Massachusetts in that battle.
  • Loring J. Adams, his brother, served in Co. B, 57th Massachusetts Infantry.
  • Starting 9 Sep 1864, Reuben also served in the 186th NY Infantry, Co. G from Watertown, NY.
  • He ended his service with 186th NY Infantry, Co. G on 2 Jun 1865 at Alexandria, Alexandria (city), Virginia.
  • He made application for a veteran's pension in Mar 1868, received certificate number 121910.
  • Reuben W. Adams married Adaline C. [--?--]
  • Reuben W. Adams and Adaline C. [--?--] were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census in Jun 1870 at Saint Charles, Winona County, Minnesota, as:
    Adams, Reuben, 31, shoemaker, b. MA (sic)
    ---, Adaline, 26, b. NY.
  • Reuben W. Adams and Adaline C. [--?--] were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 7 Jun 1880 at Watertown, Jefferson County, New York, as:
    Adams, R. W., 41, hack man, b. NY (of MA parents - sic)
    ---, Adaline C., 37, wife, b. NY (of NY parents)
    ---, Jennie N., 7, b. NY
    ---, Orson L., 2, son, b. NY
    Jacobs, S. A., 63, mother, widow, b. NY
    Patnoe, J. V., 31, sister, (?), dress maker, b. NY.
  • On 9 May 1882 Adaline C. [--?--], his wife, died.
  • Reuben W. Adams married Delia A. [--?--]
  • Reuben W. Adams was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Watertown, Jefferson County, New York, but no service data is given.
  • On 26 Jan 1891 Delia A. [--?--], his wife, died.
  • Reuben W. Adams married Mary Lane, daughter of Calvin Lane and Catherine Folts.
  • Reuben W. Adams and Mary Lane were enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 30 Jun 1900 at Brownville, Jefferson County, New York, with in-laws as:
    Lane, Sevillah, head, (m) b. Nov 1830, 44, single, b. NY (fat b. VT, mor b. NY), farmer
    ---, Jesse S., nephew, b. July 1887, 12, b. NY (fat b. Canada Eng, mor b. NY
    Adams, Mary, sister, b. Apr 1842, 58, married six years, no children, b. NY, (fat b. VT, mor b. NY)
    **Adams, Reuben W., brother-in-law, b. Nov 1839, 60, b. NY, (fat b. MA, mor b. VT), peddler, drygoods.
  • Reuben W. Adams and Mary Lane were enumerated in the 1910 US Federal Census on 4 May 1910 at Wardsboro, Windham County, Vermont, as:
    Adams, Reuben W., head, 71,
    ---, Mary, Wife, 66, married first 17 years, no children
    Lane, Sirsala, brother-in-law, 60, single.
  • On 28 Feb 1921 Mary Lane, his wife, died at Wardsboro, Windham County, Vermont, at age 78.
  • Reuben W. Adams died on 24 Apr 1921 at Wardsboro, Windham County, Vermont. He was 81 years and 5 months old.
  • He was buried on 29 Apr 1921 at Brookside Cemetery (Old Ground), Watertown, Jefferson County, New York, Lot 12, with his wives. (Note: 26 Aug 2016 - The stones for his wives, Adaline d. 1882 and Delia A d. 1891 can be seen, but there is none to be seen for Reuben.)
  • Last Edited: 8 Nov 2016

Family 1: Betsey Haire b. 28 Aug 1842, d. 26 Mar 1863

Family 2: Adaline C. [--?--] b. 1843, d. 9 May 1882

  • Jennie N. Adams b. between 1872 - 1873
  • Orson L. Adams b. between 1877 - 1878, d. 1946

Family 3: Delia A. [--?--] b. 1859, d. 26 Jan 1891

Family 4: Mary Lane b. 14 Mar 1842, d. 28 Feb 1921