Clark Sylvester Simonds

b. 24 February 1831, d. 17 September 1862

Clark S. Simonds
  • Father: Clark Simonds b. 7 Jul 1804, d. 1 Mar 1850
  • Mother: Sarah [--?--] b. 24 Dec 1806, d. 8 Dec 1878
  • Company: B
  • Clark Sylvester Simonds was born on 24 Feb 1831 at Groton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, son of Clark Simonds and Sarah [--?--].
  • On 1 Mar 1850 his father, Clark Simonds, died at Lunenburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of stomach cancer.
  • In 1850 at Lunenburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, there was a guardianship hearing for Clark S. and George B. Simonds.
  • Clark Sylvester Simonds was enumerated in the 1850 US Federal census on 15 Aug 1850 at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, where he is a scythe maker, living in the household of James Rupen (or Russen.)
  • On 26 Nov 1857 Clark Sylvester Simonds, 26, married Martha M. Sibley, 18, daughter of Harrington Sibley and Maria K. Buttrick, at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Clark Sylvester Simonds was enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 7 Jun 1860 at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, where he is enumerated as "Simonds, C. S.", 29, scythe maker, b. MA, with $1000 value in personal estate. His wife, Martha Sibley, sister of his future comrade in arms, Fred Sibley, lives two doors away, is 18, b. NH, and has her own fortune of $1200.
    (Note: why they are living seperately is an open question.)
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Clark gave his occupation as scythe maker.
  • In 1861 Clark was living at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Clark Sylvester Simonds and Frederick H. Sibley, brothers-in-law, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.
  • Clark Sylvester Simonds and George Bowman Simonds, brothers, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Co. B.

  • On 1 Aug 1861 Clark mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as a Captain, being credited to the quota of Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 30 years, 5 months and 8 days old.
  • On 14 Aug 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Clark Sylvester Simonds was mentioned in an article about the departure of the Fifteenth Massachusetts from Worcester.
  • He was declared missing in action on 21 Oct 1861 at The Battle of Ball's Bluff, Leesburg, Virginia.
  • Walter Abbott Eames wrote a letter to Sarah Ann Ames, his wife, on 22 Oct 1861, mentioning Clark Sylvester Simonds, as follows.
  • In Oct 1861 Clark Sylvester Simonds was mentioned in a report to the Richmond Dispatch about the arrival of federal prisoners in that city.
  • Lyman Nichols wrote a letter to Charles Nichols on 28 Oct 1861 from Camp Foster, Poolesville, Maryland, mentioning Clark Sylvester Simonds, as follows: (click icon to read.)
  • On 30 Oct 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Clark Sylvester Simonds was mentioned in dispatches or (not necessarily correctly) among the casualties of Ball's Bluff.
  • On 30 Oct 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Clark Sylvester Simonds 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 Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Clark Sylvester Simonds was listed, with 88 other men of the 15th Massachusetts, as a prisoner at Richmond.
  • On 20 Nov 1861 at "The Worcester Daily Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Capt. Clark S. Simonds was listed with 195 other men among the prisoners taken at Ball's Bluff.
  • On 22 Feb 1862 at "The New York Times", New York City, New York, Clark Sylvester Simonds 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 17 Sep 1862 at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland, killed by two shell bursts, "while leading his men in battle.". He was 31 years, 6 months and 24 days old.
  • On 23 Sep 1862 at "The Worcester Daily Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Clark 's funeral was noted:
    "Capt. Clark S. Simonds, killed in the great battle on the Upper Potomac, Wednesday of last week, will be buried in Fitchburg, today. The funeral service will be held at the town hall at three o'clock this afternoon. The band which has returned from the twentyfifth regiment will be present and participate in the ceremonies."
  • He was buried on 23 Sep 1862 at Laurel Hill Cemetery, Div. 3, Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, (South Side of Pilgrim Path and Locust Avenue) Mulberry Avenue. The funeral services took place in the Town Hall, and Chaplain Scandlin was present. He leaves a wife and two children.
  • Walter Abbott Eames wrote a letter to Sarah Ann Ames on 25 Sep 1862 from Boliver's Heights, Bolivar, Virginia, mentioning Clark Sylvester Simonds, as follows: his wife.
  • On 22 Dec 1862 Martha M. Sibley received a pension to surviving family member based on Clark's service; received certificate number 1124.
  • Frederick, his brother-in-law, outlived Clark and died on 17 Aug 1863 at Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, of "malignant dysentery" while serving with the 36th Massachusetts Infantry.
  • On 20 Sep 1863 his infant daughter, Sarah Louisa Simonds, died at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 1.
  • Aaron Whitney Simonds, his brother, survived Clark and died on 21 Oct 1863 at Morris Island, South Carolina, serving with the 4th New Hampshire Regiment at age 26.
  • George Bowman Simonds survived Clark and died on 10 May 1864 at The Battle of Spotsylvania, Spotsylvania County, Virginia, at age 22.
  • He's surviving family was enumerated in the household of Harrington Sibley and Maria K. Buttrick in the 1880 US Federal Census in 1880 at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, The widow Martha M. SIMONDS, 39, b. NH, lives with her daughter -- Maria B. SIMONDS, 20, b. MA, in the house of her parents:
    Harrington and Maria K. SIBLEY. Her father is an "iron founder."
  • Martha M. Simonds was enumerated as the widow of Clark Sylvester Simonds, of the 15th Massachusetts, in the 1890 Veterans' Schedules of the US Federal Census in Jun 1890 at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 25 Nov 1892 John White Kimball gave his eye-witness account of the Battle of Ball's Bluff to the Boston Journal, and it was reprinted in the Fitchburg Sentinel.
  • Clark Sylvester Simonds's surviving family was enumerated in the household of Martha M. Sibley in the 1900 US Federal Census on 2 Jun 1900 at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, the widow, Martha, still living with her mother. Of her two children, only Maria is still living, age 49 and unmarried.
  • On 17 Sep 1900 Clark Sylvester Simonds 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.)
  • Maria, his daughter, outlived Clark and died on 16 Sep 1906 at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, unmarried, of cerebral menningitis at age 47.
  • Martha, his wife, outlived Clark and died on 3 Sep 1913.
  • On 16 Sep 1913, Martha M. Sibley, his widow, was dropped from the pension rolls.
  • On 21 Jun 1922 at "The Fitchburg Sentinel", Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Clark was the subject of an article concerning the presentation of his coat to the local Sons of Veterans organization.from The Fitchburg Sentinel, 21 June 1922
    S. of V. Acquire Rare Mementos
    Coat Worn by Capt. Clark S. Simonds at his Wedding Presented to Local Camp

    Clark S. Simonds camp, S. of V., has come into possession of two priceless tokens, memorials of the life and death of Capt. Simonds, in whose memory the camp was named, it was announced at a meeting of the organization Tuesday evening.

    The one is a dress suit coat worn by the Civil war soldier at the time of his wedding. The other is a well preserved leaflet giving the program of the funeral services held in Fitchburg, Sep. 23, 1862, for Capt. Simonds, who was killed at the battle of Antietam.

    The coat became the property of the camp through the courtesy of Thomas J. Ames of Leominster. It was worn on the occasion of Capt. Simonds marriage to Miss Martha Sibley, daughter of Harrington Sibley, who later gave it to Mrs. Ames, her cousin, for use after alterations, by younger members of the Ames family. The coat was saved from such a destination, however, by the happy suggestion of Mr. Ames that if he presented to the camp as a relic.

    The funeral program will be framed and hung in the G. A. R. assembly hall. Capt. Simonds funeral was the first of seven public military services held in Fitchburg during the Civil war. Mr. Simonds left this city June 28, 1861, as first lieutenant in the Fusiliers, Co. B, 15th Massachusetts Volunteers but was promoted to captain before he left the state. His service was short but filled with glory. He was captured by the rebels in his first engagement at Ball's Bluff, Oct. 21, 1861, and was kept in Libby prison until Feb. 18, 1862, when he was exchanged. He returned to his regiment and fought in the battles of the Peninsula and Second Bull Run. Soon afterward, he met death by a random shot at the battle of Antietam when the regiment, which had fallen back after losing half of its men, was reforming.

    All places of business were closed in Fitchburg on the day of the funeral which was hel with impressive ceremonies in the town hall.

    The dress suit coat will be formally presented to the Fitchburg Historical society June 29, when the Sons of Veterans will be hosts to the G. A. R. and all allied organizations of Fitchburg and will celebrate with an elaborate musical program and entertainment the 39th anniversary of the founding of the camp.

    At the meeting Tuesday evening the sons accepted the invitation of Louisa M. Alcott, ?? D. of V., to attend exemplification in Brigham hall Friday night at 8 o'clock.

  • Last Edited: 18 Aug 2016

Family: Martha M. Sibley b. Sep 1839, d. 3 Sep 1913

  • Maria Buttrick Simonds b. 20 Jun 1859, d. 16 Sep 1906
  • Sarah Louisa Simonds b. 7 Oct 1861, d. 20 Sep 1863

George Bowman Simonds

b. 28 March 1842, d. 10 May 1864

George B. Simonds
  • Father: Clark Simonds b. 7 Jul 1804, d. 1 Mar 1850
  • Mother: Sarah [--?--] b. 24 Dec 1806, d. 8 Dec 1878
  • Company: B
  • George Bowman Simonds was born on 28 Mar 1842 at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Clark Simonds and Sarah [--?--].
  • On 1 Mar 1850 his father, Clark Simonds, died at Lunenburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of stomach cancer.
  • In 1850 at Lunenburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, there was a guardianship hearing for Clark S. and George B. Simonds.
  • George Bowman Simonds was enumerated in the household of Sylvester Simonds in the 1850 US Federal Census on 17 Sep 1850 at Lunenburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, where George lives with his uncle Silvester, nextdoor to his mother, and sister Abigail lives with another widowed (presumably) aunt Abigail SIMONDS, 68.
  • George Bowman Simonds was enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 11 Jul 1860 at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as G. B. Simonds, 18, machinist, living in the house of one J. G. Gerry (difficult to read.)
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, George gave his occupation as carpenter.
  • In 1861 George was living at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 George mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as a 1st Sergeant, being credited to the quota of Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 19 years, 3 months and 14 days old.
  • George Bowman Simonds and Clark Sylvester Simonds, brothers, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Co. B.
  • On 21 Oct 1861 George was wounded at The Battle of Ball's Bluff, Leesburg, Virginia.
  • Lyman Nichols wrote a letter to Charles Nichols on 28 Oct 1861 from Camp Foster, Poolesville, Maryland, mentioning George Bowman Simonds, as follows: (click icon to read.)
  • On 30 Oct 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, George Bowman Simonds 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, George Bowman Simonds was mentioned among the casualties.
  • On 1 Aug 1862 George was promoted to Sergeant.
  • On 17 Sep 1862 his brother, Clark Sylvester Simonds, died at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland, at age 31 killed by two shell bursts, "while leading his men in battle."
  • On 9 Apr 1863 George was promoted to 1st Sergeant.
  • On 30 Jul 1863 George was promoted to comissioned as a 1st Lieutenant.
  • On 12 Oct 1863 at "The Worcester Daily Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, George Bowman Simonds was mentioned as promoted.
  • On 21 Oct 1863 his brother, Aaron Whitney Simonds, died at Morris Island, South Carolina, at age 26 serving with the 4th New Hampshire Regiment.
  • George Bowman Simonds died on 10 May 1864 at The Battle of Spotsylvania, Spotsylvania County, Virginia. He was 22 years, 1 month and 12 days old.
  • On 25 May 1864 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, George Bowman Simonds was mentioned among the casualties.
  • He was buried in 1864 at Laurel Hill Cemetery, Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, A memorial stone is placed here. Unknown at this time if he was buried here or if it is simply a family memorial.
  • George Simonds is reported to have kept a diary.
  • On 8 Nov 1864 Sarah [--?--] received a pension to surviving family member based on George's service; his mother, received certificate number 60441.
  • In 1866, George was included in the history of "Fitchburg in the War of Rebellion", but no family information is given.
  • Sarah, his mother, outlived George and died on 8 Dec 1878 at Londonderry, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, of cancer at age 71.
  • Last Edited: 13 Apr 2016

George Frederick Simonds

b. 12 January 1842, d. 6 November 1894

George F. Simonds
  • Father: Abel Simonds b. 10 Dec 1804, d. 22 Apr 1875
  • Mother: Jane Todd b. about 1810, d. 24 Jun 1886
  • Company: B
  • George Frederick Simonds was born on 12 Jan 1842 at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Abel Simonds and Jane Todd, grandson of Joseph and Sarah (Downe) Simonds.
  • George Frederick Simonds was enumerated in the household of Abel Simonds and Jane Todd in the 1850 US Federal Census on 16 Aug 1850 at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Abel Simonds, 45, sythe manufacture, b. MA (as were all the children)
    Jane T., 39, b. NH
    Joseph F., 21, engineer
    Mary D., 17
    Thomas F., 16, sythe maker
    William H. Simonds, 13
    John, 11
    **Alvin A., 9
    **George F., 7
    Elizabeth J., 5
    Daniel, 2
    Edwin F. 7/12.
  • George Frederick Simonds and Alvan Augustus Simonds, brothers, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry in Co. B.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1862, George gave his occupation as machinist.
  • In 1862 George was living at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 22 Jan 1862 George mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 20 years and 10 days old.
  • On 18 Jul 1862 George ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to disability.

  • On 14 Aug 1863 his brother, William Henry Simonds, died at Ft. Schuyler, New York, at age 27 of disease while serving with the 53rd Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry (under Col. John W. Kimball, formerly of the 15th Mass.)
  • On 15 Nov 1866 George Frederick Simonds, 24, married Mary Dyke Hatch, daughter of David Phillips Hatch and Anna Stone Dwelley, at Marshfield, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • On 22 Apr 1875 his father, Abel Simonds, died at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 70.
  • George Frederick Simonds and Mary Dyke Hatch were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 5 Jun 1880 at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Simonds, George F., 37, saw manufacture, b. MA, fath b. MA, more b. R.I: ?? smudged
    ---, Mary D., 37, wife, b. MA
    ---, Florence, 12, dau
    ---, Walter, 8, son
    Meehan, Mary, 25, servant, b. MA (of Irish parents.)
  • On 18 Dec 1889, at London, England, George was issued a U. S. passport, for the purpose of "travelling on the continent."
  • He was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Co. B.
  • He died on 6 Nov 1894 at Scranton, Kansas, by falling from a train. He was 52 years, 9 months and 25 days old.
  • Read further details about his death.
  • He was buried on 10 Nov 1894 at Forest Hills Cemetery and Crematory, Jamaica Plain, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.
  • On 27 May 1904 Mary Dyke Hatch received a pension to surviving family member in Massachusetts based on George's service; and received certificate number 615127.
  • On 8 May 1937 his daughter, Florence May Simonds, died at Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, at age 69 unmarried.
  • On 8 Oct 1957 his son, Walter Appleby Simonds, died at Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, at age 85 unmarried.
  • Last Edited: 27 Nov 2016

Family: Mary Dyke Hatch b. 1843, d. 20 May 1921

  • Florence May Simonds b. 7 Jan 1868, d. 8 May 1937
  • Walter Appleby Simonds b. 12 Dec 1871, d. 8 Oct 1957

Joel H. Simonds

b. June 1839, d. 1924
  • Father: Joel Simonds b. 14 Aug 1811, d. 20 Sep 1895
  • Mother: Emeline Blodgett b. 1820, d. 13 Nov 1857
  • Company: 1_SS
  • Joel H. Simonds was born in Jun 1839 at Massachusetts, son of Joel Simonds and Emeline Blodgett.
  • On 13 Nov 1857 his mother, Emeline Blodgett, died at Charlestown, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment, Joel gave his occupation as Clerk.
  • In 1861 Joel was living at Charlestown, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.

  • On 3 Sep 1861 Joel H. Simonds mustered into service with the 1st Company Massachusetts Sharpshooters. He was 22 years and 3 months old.
  • On 6 Mar 1863 Joel ended military service with the 1st Massachusetts Sharpshooters at Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, by discharge due to disability.

  • In 1865 Joel H. Simonds was a fireman (probably meaning on the railroad.)
  • On 29 Jun 1865 Joel H. Simonds married Dorcas Louise Simonds, 21, daughter of David W. Simonds and Louisa A. Locke, at Charlestown, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Joel H. Simonds and Dorcas Louise Simonds were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 8 Jun 1880 at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, as:
    Simonds, Joel H., 41, engineer R. R., b. MA (fath b. MA, mor b. NH)
    ---, Louise, 36, wife, b. M
    nextdoor to his in-laws:
    Simond, David W., 74, Raftsman, b. MA (of MA parents)
    ---, Louise A., 60, wife, b. NY (of MA parents)
    ---, Susan H., 33, daur, single, b. MA (fath b. MA, mor b. NY.)
  • Joel H. Simonds was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Waltham (Waverley), Middlesex County, Massachusetts, as having served in the 1st Co. Andrews Sharpshooters, noting that he has a scald on his forearm.
  • He made application at Massachusetts for a veteran's pension on 5 Jun 1891, and received certificate number 758584.
  • He and Dorcas Louise Simonds were enumerated in the 1910 US Federal Census in 1910 at Waltham, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, as:
    Simonds, Joel H., 70, married first 44 years, b. MA, retired on own income
    ---, Dorcas L., wife, 66, no children, b. MA.
  • Joel's wife, Dorcas Louise Simonds, died and was buried on 3 Apr 1912 at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, at age 68 years, 6 months and 2 days.
  • Joel H. Simonds was enumerated in the 1920 US Federal Census on 27 Jan 1920 at Waltham, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, as: Simonds, Joel H., 80, widower, b. MA, farmer.
  • He died in 1924 at Massachusetts. He was 84 years old.
  • He was buried in 1924 at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
  • He and Dorcas Louise Simonds had no issue.
  • Last Edited: 13 Apr 2016

Family: Dorcas Louise Simonds b. 1 Oct 1843, d. 1 Apr 1912

Francis X. Sinzinger

b. between 1832 and 1833, d. 30 July 1891
  • Father: George Sinzinger
  • Mother: Mary [--?--]
  • Company: I
  • Francis X. Sinzinger was born between 1832 - 1833 at Austria, son of George Sinzinger and Mary [--?--].
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Francis gave his occupation as dyer.
  • In 1861 Francis was living at Woonsocket, Providence County, Rhode Island.

  • On 5 Jul 1861 Francis mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Woonsocket, Providence County, Rhode Island.
  • On 9 Nov 1861 Francis X. Sinzinger was mentioned, along with 95 other men of the 15th Massachusetts, in a report of 9 Nov 1861 to the Webster Times, by F. Q. Robinson, concerning the aftermath of Ball's Bluff and reporting his status.
  • On 29 Nov 1862 Francis ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by discharge for disability.

  • On 19 Aug 1863 Frank X. Sinzinger married Celia Collins, 20, daughter of John S. Collins and Sarah Seagraves, at Blackstone, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • On 11 May 1864 Celia Collins, his wife, died at Uxbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 21 of consumption.
  • Starting 5 Dec 1864, Frank also served in the 6th Independant Battery, MA Light Artillery.
  • He ended his service with the 6th Independant Battery, MA Light Artillery on 7 Aug 1865 at Readville, Massachusetts.
  • He made application for a veteran's pension on 27 Jan 1868, and received certificate number G89.470. The number is unusual, but may be a misreading of the card.
  • On 27 Feb 1880 Francis joined post 61, G. A. R.
  • He and Royley Smith Thayer were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 9 Jun 1880 at East Main Street, Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, living in the same boarding house as:
    ...
    Singzinger, Frank, 38, boarder, a widower, works in woolen mill, b. in Austria (as were his parents)
    ...
    Thayer, Riley, 61, boarder, single, works in woolen mill, b. CT (fath b. ?; mor b. CT)
    among many others.
  • On 5 May 1887, at National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, Togus, Kennebec County, Maine, Francis was admitted. (Note: he gave no name of a friend or family member as contact person when he entered.)
  • He was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Togus, Kennebec County, Maine, as having served with the 6th Mass. Battery, noting that he suffers from rheumatism.
  • He died on 30 Jul 1891 at National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, Togus, Kennebec County, Maine.
  • He was buried in 1891 at Togus National Cemetery, Togus, Kennebec County, Maine, Section E Site 902.
  • His personal effects were appraised at $3.25 and sold for $1.
  • An obituary for Francis X. Sinzinger was published on 28 Aug 1891 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as follows: (Volume XXXIII # 25)
    A SLATER GUARD HERO
    Frank X Sinzinger who for the past four or five years has been an inmate of the Soldiers Home in Togus, Maine, died there about two weeks ago, at he ripe age of 78 years, (death occuring about August 7th). Mr. Sinzinger was one of the original members of Co. I, 15th Mass. Volunteers, known as the Slater Guards, and was one of the lucky ones, at the Battle of Balls Bluff; being neither wounded or captured. He was born in Germany, came to this state while a young man, drifted to Florida where he enlisted in the U.S. Army, came on to Webster before the war, and joined the Slater Guards in which and (in) a Light Battery Company he passed through the rebellion. After the rebellion he made Webster his home working at the Slater Woolen Company Mills untill sickness took him to the home at Togus.
    He was a well known, was a jovial man and thought much of by his countrymen in town. He enlisted July 5, 1861 as private in Co. I. 15th Mass, also served from December 5th, 1864 untill August 7th, 1865 in the 6th Mass Light Battery and was discharged at the close of the war, serving 44 months. Joined Post 61, February 27, 1880, and retained membership up to his death.
  • On 4 Jul 1907 Frank H. Sinzinger was included on the Civil War memorial at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, according to an article in the Webster Times. See the "Documents" section at the main website for an account of the festivities of dedication.
  • Last Edited: 13 Apr 2016

Family: Celia Collins b. 10 Oct 1842, d. 11 May 1864

John Skerrington

b. 1835, d. 29 July 1862
  • Company: B
  • John Skerrington was born about in 1835 at England.
  • In 1862 John was living at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1862, John gave his occupation as mason.

  • On 9 Jan 1862 John mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 27 years old.
  • He died on 29 Jul 1862 at Point Lookout, St. Mary's County, Maryland. He was 27 years old.
  • On 15 Jul 1874 John Skerrington was included on the Civil War memorial at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Last Edited: 6 Dec 2016

Albert Henry Slater

b. 1 October 1844, d. 1906
  • Father: Samuel G. Slater b. 5 Mar 1821, d. 23 Mar 1887
  • Mother: Elmira H. Aldrich b. Aug 1824, d. 23 May 1907
  • Company: I
  • Albert Henry Slater was born on 1 Oct 1844 at Dudley, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Samuel G. Slater and Elmira H. Aldrich.
  • Albert Henry Slater was enumerated in the household of Samuel G. Slater and Elmira H. Aldrich in the 1850 US Federal Census on 20 Sep 1850 at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as follows:
    Sam'l G. Slater, 29, operative, b. RI
    Almira, 24, b. MA (as were the children)
    Albert H., 5
    Geo. A., 4
    Ellen A., 7/12.
  • In 1861 Albert was living at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Albert gave his occupation as carpenter.

  • On 29 Jul 1861 Albert mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 16 years, 9 months and 28 days old.
  • On 9 Nov 1861 Albert Henry Slater was mentioned, along with 95 other men of the 15th Massachusetts, in a report of 9 Nov 1861 to the Webster Times, by F. Q. Robinson, concerning the aftermath of Ball's Bluff and reporting his status.
  • He was declared missing in action on 30 Jun 1862 at Nelson's Farm, Virginia.
  • Thomas Blasland wrote a letter on 6 Jul 1862, mentioning Albert Henry Slater, as follows: for publication in the Southbridge Journal.
  • Thomas Blasland wrote a letter on 9 Aug 1862, mentioning Albert Henry Slater, as follows: for publication in the Southbridge Journal.
  • On 17 Sep 1862 Albert was wounded at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland.
  • On 20 Sep 1862 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Albert Henry Slater was mentioned among the first Antietam casualties.
  • On 1 Oct 1862 Francis Carpenter, having visited the battlefield, wrote a letter to the Webster Times detailing the status of many men after the Battle of Antietam.
  • On 24 Jan 1863 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Albert and Amos Bartlett were mentioned, Saturday Morning, (Volume IV # 46)
    Personal.----We notice the return of two more of the original members of Co. I, 15th Mass. Reg., vis; Amos Bartlett, who left in the capacity of First Lieutenant, afterwards promoted; and Albert H. Slater, private. The former is for the present unfit for military duty by reason of hard service and exposure during the late campaigns; the latter has quite an ugly wound in the face.
  • On 4 Jun 1864 Albert ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to disability.

  • Between 1866 - 1867 Albert Henry Slater married Sarah Jane McClean, daughter of George Burker McClean and Ann Shaw.
  • Albert Henry Slater made application for a veteran's pension in Aug 1879, and received certificate number 183586.
  • He and Sarah Jane McClean were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census in 1880 at O'Hara, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, where he is a carpenter.
  • Albert Henry Slater was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Sharpsburg, O'Hara, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company I, noting that he has a surgeon's certificate of disability.
  • On 18 Nov 1892 his son, Hiram Slater, died and it was reported in Massachusetts.
    "Albert H. Slater, formerly of Webster, now in Sharpsburg, Pa., is a member of the 15th Regiment, Co. I., Mass. Vol., has just lost his second son, Hiram Slater, through an accident which happened on the 17th of September. Hiram was coming home from his work and the train not stopping as usual at his home he jumped off and hit his head against a post and was instantly killed. He was about twenty one years old and a worthy young man." (Webster Times Volume XXXIV #38.)
  • On 5 Jul 1906 Albert Henry Slater attended the 39th annual reunion of the association of companies E and I.
  • He died in 1906. He was 61 years old.
  • He was buried in 1906 at Greenwood Cemetery, Sharpsburg, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, Plot: Section 4, Range 11, Lot 11.
  • On 4 Jul 1907 Albert Henry Slater was included on the Civil War memorial at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, according to an article in the Webster Times. See the "Documents" section at the main website for an account of the festivities of dedication.
  • On 2 May 1908 Sarah Jane McClean received a pension to surviving family member in Pennsylvania based on Albert's service; and received certificate number 669720.
  • Sarah, his wife, outlived Albert and died in 1923.
  • Last Edited: 16 Apr 2016

Family: Sarah Jane McClean b. 1843, d. 1923

  • Elmira J. Slater b. Mar 1868, d. 1928
  • George S. Slater b. 6 Feb 1869, d. 11 May 1946
  • Hiram Slater b. 1872, d. 18 Nov 1892
  • Alice Slater b. 1874, d. 1938
  • Frank M. Slater b. Mar 1876, d. 1934
  • Albert H. Slater Jr. b. May 1887, d. 1962

Peter Slater

b. between 1836 and 1837, d. 27 August 1875
  • Father: Henry Slater
  • Mother: Alexa [--?--] b. 1815
  • Company: A
  • Peter Slater was born between 1836 - 1837 at Scotland, son of Henry Slater and Alexa [--?--].
  • In 1861 Peter was living at Leicester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Peter gave his occupation as spinner.
  • Peter McGee was an alias according to Ford's history, the MASSCW, and the pension file index between 1861 - 1865.

  • On 13 Jul 1861 Peter mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Leicester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 22 Jan 1862 Peter ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to disability.

  • He made application for a veteran's pension on 21 Jul 1862, and received certificate number 71628.
  • On 16 Aug 1863 Peter Slater married Cordelia B. Brown, daughter of George Brown and Bridget Duffy, at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Peter McGee died on 27 Aug 1875 at Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, of consumption. (this document needs verification.)
  • On 4 Nov 1875 Cordelia B. Slater received a pension to surviving family member based on Peter's service; and received certificate number 172916.
  • On 22 Sep 1878 Peter's widow, Cordelia B. Brown remarried to John Casey at Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, in a second marriage for both.
  • Peter Slater's surviving family was enumerated in the household of Cordelia B. Brown and John Casey in the 1880 US Federal Census on 4 Jun 1880 at Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, as:
    Casey, John, 48, blacksmith, b. Ireland
    ---, Delia, 50, wife, can't write, b. Ireland
    Slater, Mary, 16, step-daur, b. MA (of Irish parents.)
  • On 6 Feb 1887 Peter and Cordelia's daughter, Mary Elizaeth Slater married Charles L. Waite at Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Cordelia, his wife, outlived Peter and died on 29 Jul 1907 at Worcester Insane Hospital, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Last Edited: 13 May 2013

Family: Cordelia B. Brown b. 1837, d. 29 Jul 1907

  • Mary Elizaeth Slater b. 29 Jul 1864

Samuel Frost Slater

b. 23 March 1843, d. 7 May 1906
  • Father: Robert Slater
  • Mother: Harriet [--?--]
  • Company: D
  • Samuel Frost Slater was born on 23 Mar 1843 at Manchester, Lancashire, England, son of Robert Slater and Harriet [--?--].
  • Samuel Frost Slater emigrated in 1861 from England and was later naturalized.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Samuel gave his occupation as operative.

  • On 10 Jul 1862 Samuel mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry. He was 19 years, 3 months and 17 days old.
  • On 15 May 1864 Samuel was wounded.
  • On 27 Jul 1864 Samuel ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by transfer to the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.

  • On 20 Nov 1864 Samuel Frost Slater, 21, married Elizabeth Kelly, 25, daughter of Michael Kelly and Catherine Donnelly, at Leicester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Samuel Frost Slater was enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 19 Jul 1870 at Leicester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Slater, Samuel, 27, works in Woolen mill, b. England.
  • He's family was enumerated separately in the household of Elizabeth Kelly in the 1870 US Federal Census on 1 Aug 1870 at Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Elizabeth Slater, 26, b. England with dau Harriet, 5, b. MA.
  • Samuel Frost Slater and Elizabeth Kelly were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 2 Jun 1880 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Slater, John, 60 (sic), works in woolen mill, b. England
    ---, Elizabeth, 25, wife, b. England
    ---, Hattie, 14, dau, b. MA
    ---, Sarah, 9, dau, b. MA
    ---, Josephine 8/12, dau, b. MA
    ---, John, 12, son b. MA.
  • Samuel Frost Slater made application for a veteran's pension on 26 Jun 1885, and received certificate number 674971.
  • On 5 Jan 1888 Samuel and Elizabeth's daughter, Harriet Slater married John B. Shattuck at Keene, Cheshire County, New Hampshire, in a first marriage for both, and the marriage was registered in Fitchburg.
  • On 4 Apr 1888, Samuel was granted $8 per month, from March 1st, as military aid.
  • He was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Co. D, noting that he is very sick at present.
  • On 8 Sep 1891 Samuel and Elizabeth's daughter, Sarah Ann Slater married George W. Moses at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • In 1900 Samuel Frost Slater was described as 5' 7", with dark complexion, dark eyes and hair.
  • On 22 May 1900, at National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, Togus, Kennebec County, Maine, Samuel was admitted.
  • He was enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 26 Jun 1900 at National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers (Eastern Branch), Chelsea, Kennebec County, Maine, as a widower.
  • On 5 Feb 1904, Samuel was hit by a train.
    Samuel F. Slater who resided in this city for many years previous to his removal to the Soldiers' Home, Togus, Me., last year, was severaly bruised at the Union station, Worcester, on Friday afternoon. He started to catch the train that leaves Worcester for this city at 4:54 p.m. and crossed a track upon which a train of the Worcester, Nashua and Portland was approaching the station. Mr. Slater evidently did not see the train which struck him and inflicted a severe bruise on his right leg, a large piece of flesh being removed from the fleshy part of the leg, and he received many bruises about the head and body. He was taken to the Worcester City hospital, where he rallied from the shock and his injuries are not regarded as dangerous. (Fitchburg Sentinel Feb 1904.)
  • On 29 Nov 1905 Samuel and Elizabeth's daughter, Ethel Josephine Slater married John Francis Blee at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Samuel Frost Slater died on 7 May 1906 at National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, Togus, Kennebec County, Maine. He was 63 years, 1 month and 14 days old.
  • The funeral of Samuel F. Slater was at Forest Hill chapel on Friday at 4 p.m., Rev. Harold S. Brewster officiating. Mrs. Fred A. Young and Miss Cordelia Quincy sang "Sometime we'll understand" and "Nearer, My God, to thee." There were many beautiful flowers. The pall bearers who were selected from Post 19, G. A. R., were L. L. Jaquith, William G. Hidden, I. P. Connig and George E. Page. The interrment was at Forest Hill cemetery. (Fitchburg Sentinel 8 May 1906.)
  • An obituary for Samuel Frost Slater was published on 8 May 1906 at "The Fitchburg Sentinel", Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as follows:
    Death of Veteran:
    Telegram Announces Decease of Samuel Slater at Soldiers' Home in Maine -- Served in Famous 15th Regiment.

    A telegram was received by Mrs. George W. Moses of 9 Milk street, this forenoon, informing her of the death of her father, Samuel Slater. No particulars were given and the cause of death is unknown. Mr. Slater was visiting his daughter here up to last Thursday, when he left in apparent good health for Togus, Me., where he is an inmate of the Soldiers' Home.
    Mr. Slater was formerly a resident of Fitchburg, being a member of E. V. Sumner Post 19, G. A. R. He worked at the woolen mill of James McTaggart in West Fitchburg. He entered the army on July 10, 1862, enlisting as a private in Co. D, 15th Mass. infantry. He joined the regiment at a time when its numbers had become depleated by the severe Peninsula campaign, arriving in time to take part in the interception of Lee when he was entering Maryland. He was mustered out of service with his regiment July 20, 1864.
    Mr. Slater was born in Manchester, England in 1843, coming to this country to enter the woolen mills. He was 73 years of age, and leaves a daughter, Mrs. George W. Moses and one son.
  • On 9 May 1906 at "The Fitchburg Sentinel", Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, his death was announced:
    Samuel Slater's Death
    Relatives in This City Discredit Reports of Accident as the Cause

    No particulars have as yet been received by the relatives of Samuel Slater whose death at the Soldiers' home in Togus, Me. was announced in a telegram received Tuesday morning, at 11 o'clock which red: "Samuel Slater dead. Will we embalm the body and ship it home?" Mrs. John T. Bliss, a daughter of the deceased, living in Boston, immediately went to Tugus to take charge of the body and no word has been received from her yet.
    A report has been circulated that Mr. Slater was killed, having met with an accident, but all statements to that effect are not credited by his children. The body will arrive here very soon now and then something definite may be learned.
    Mr. Slater is survived by three daughters and one son, Mrs. George W. Moses and Mrs. John B. Shattuck of Fitchburg, Mrs. John T. Bliss of Boston and Samuel F. Slater now thought to be in San Francisco. Mr. Slater has long been a sufferer with asthma and bronchitis and Mrs. Moses thinks her father died from these diseases.
  • He was buried on 11 May 1906 at Forest Hill Cemetery, Div. 1, Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Locust Avenue.
  • On 28 Jul 1906 Elizabeth Kelly received a pension to surviving family member in Massachusetts based on Samuel's service; his wife, received certificate number 630839, apparently with a guardian of some kind.
  • Ethel Josephine Blee, Samuel's daughter, made application at Massachusetts for a pension as guardian to Samuel's surviving dependants, and received certificate number 630877 to take care of her widowed mother.
  • Elizabeth, his wife, outlived Samuel and died on 5 Feb 1928 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 88.
  • Last Edited: 7 Jul 2017

Family: Elizabeth Kelly b. 17 Mar 1839, d. 5 Feb 1928

  • Harriet Slater b. Jun 1865, d. 1966
  • Samuel F. "John" Slater b. 1868
  • Sarah Ann Slater b. 1 Aug 1870
  • Ethel Josephine Slater b. 15 Sep 1879, d. 23 Aug 1969

William Slattery

b. between 1838 and 1839
  • Company: I
  • William Slattery was born between 1838 - 1839 at North Adams, Berkshire County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, William gave his occupation as teamster.
  • In 1861 William was living at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.
  • Starting 21 Jun 1861, William also served in the 10th Massachusetts Infantry, Company B.

  • On 1 Aug 1861 William mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.
  • On 31 Aug 1861 William ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts being returned to the 10th Infantry as a deserter, according to the 1870 roster.

  • He ended his service with the 10th Massachusetts Infantry, Company B, by desertion on 20 Jun 1863.
  • Last Edited: 18 Sep 2012

Henry Harrison Slayton

b. 23 August 1840, d. 28 September 1924
  • Father: Capt. Josiah Slayton b. 3 Jan 1780, d. 28 Sep 1846
  • Mother: Sarah Adams b. 7 Feb 1802, d. 12 Jul 1852
  • Company: F
  • Henry Harrison Slayton was born on 23 Aug 1840 at Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Capt. Josiah Slayton and Sarah Adams, one of his father's 17 children and a descendant of Robert Slayton, born in 1628 in Saint Peter, Thanet, Kent, England.
  • On 28 Sep 1846 his father, Capt. Josiah Slayton, died at Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts. at age 66.
  • On 12 Jul 1852 his mother, Sarah Adams, died at Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 50.
  • Henry was educated at Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts, where he early learned carpenter and joiner's trade.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Henry gave his occupation as shoemaker.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Henry mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 20 years, 10 months and 19 days 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 Harrison Slayton 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 H. Slayton was listed with 195 other men among the prisoners taken at Ball's Bluff.
  • Edward J. Russell wrote a letter on 28 Sep 1862 from Bolivar, Virginia, mentioning Henry H. Slayton, as follows: in support of a widow's pension for the wife of Sidney Smith, as follows:
    Bolivar Heights, Sep 28th 1862
    Horatio Woodman, Esq.
    Dear Sir
    I received your communication relative to the death of Sidney Smith last night and I will hasten to reply. The names of the men who were with him I cannot send at present as Henry Slater is a "paroled prisoner of war" at Anapolis and Corporal William L. Adams is severely wounded at the hospital at Frederick Md, but I certify that Sidney Smith was killed at the Battle of Balls Bluff Oct 21st 1861, and that his body was left on the field, and if any other testimony was needed than the rolls of our Company, it can be found in a letter which was sent to ?? Smith last spring taken from a rebel soldier which he (the soldier) took from ?? Smiths body on the field.
    If I can do anything that will be of any service to Mrs. Smith I shall be happy to do.
    I remain your obedient servant
    Edward J. Russell
    2nd Lieut Command Co F
    15th Reg MV
    P.S. Said Smith was said to have been wounded in the chest and died shortly after and at the time was in discharge of his duty.
    EJR.
  • On 27 Oct 1863 Henry ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by transfer to the Signal Corps.

  • From the Slayton Genealogy --
    He enlisted in the 15th Mass. Inf., was mustered into Co. F., July 12, 1861; was taken prisoner at Ball's Bluff, Va., Oct. 21, 1861; paroled Feb. 22, 1862; exchanged about Jan. 1, 1863; returned to Co; was in second battle at Fredericksburg; in Gettysburg three days; served in Second Div., Second Corps; transferred to Signal Corps about Aug. 1, 1863; served time out and discharged; had been Corporal.
  • He ended his service with by discharge on 12 Jul 1864.
  • He was enumerated in the household of Artemas Draper Ward and Susan Elizabeth Cushman in the 1870 US Federal Census on 5 Aug 1870 at Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Ward, Artemus D., 32, carpenter, b. MA
    ---, Susan E., 41, $3000 real estate, $400 personal estate, b. MA
    Slayton, Henry, 26, carpenter, b. MA
    (two former members of Co. F, 15th Mass. in the same house.)
  • On 31 Jul 1872 Henry Harrison Slayton, 31, married Ella J. Stone, 20, at Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Henry Harrison Slayton and Ella J. Stone were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 5 Jun 1880 at North Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Slayton, Henry, 40, house carpenter, b. MA
    ---, Ella, 28, wife, b. MA.
  • Henry Harrison Slayton and Ella J. Stone were divorced.
  • About 1884 Henry Harrison Slayton moved to Florida, where he embarked in gardening and fruit growing; he was P. M. (?) at Glen St. Mary's several years.
  • About 1896 Henry sold out and returned to Massachusetts.
  • On 19 Sep 1896 at Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Henry Harrison Slayton attended a reunion of Company F, as reported in the Worcester Daily Spy the following day.
  • About 1898 Henry was living at Charlton Depot, Worcester County, Massachusetts, working at his trade, keeping poultry and gardening.
  • He was enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 15 Jun 1900 at Charlton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, age 59, divorced, carpenter, living alone.
  • On 21 Oct 1902 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Henry Harrison Slayton attended 36th annual reunion of the 15th Massachusetts Regiment Association.
  • On 21 Oct 1903 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Henry H. Slayton attended the 37th annual regimental reunion with some eighty other veterans.
  • On 4 Jul 1906 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Henry Harrison Slayton attended the dedication of a statue of General Charles Devens, as reported in the Fitchburg Sentinel.
  • On 27 Oct 1910 at The State Mutual Building, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Henry H. Slayton attended the 44th reunion of the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.
  • He attended the funeral of Amos Bartlett in Dec 1912 at Mount Zion Cemetery (East Village), Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Henry H. Shayton made application for a veteran's pension, but details are unknown.
  • He was enumerated in the 1920 US Federal Census on 10 Jan 1920 at Charlton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • He died on 28 Sep 1924 at Spencer, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 84 years, 1 month and 5 days old.
  • He was buried in Sep 1924 at Evergreen Cemetery, East Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Last Edited: 13 Apr 2016

Family: Ella J. Stone b. 20 Oct 1851

Solomon Cavis Sleeper

b. 26 June 1825, d. 2 February 1900
  • Father: Daniel Sleeper b. 10 Jun 1799, d. 13 Mar 1872
  • Mother: Dorothy Roby Tilton b. 7 Oct 1802, d. 3 Jun 1854
  • Company: 1_SS
  • Solomon Cavis Sleeper was born on 26 Jun 1825 at Bristol, Grafton County, New Hampshire, son of Daniel Sleeper and Dorothy Roby Tilton.
  • On 28 Feb 1850 Solomon Cavis Sleeper, 24, married Fanny A. Leach, daughter of Rev. Henry Leach and Nancy Stevens, at Lowell, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
  • Solomon Cavis Sleeper was enumerated in the 1850 US Federal census on 31 Jul 1850 at Lowell, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, as:
    L. L. Shaw, 24 (m.), manufacture, b. NH
    Susan M., 26, b. NH
    Ellen F., 1, b. MA
    **S. Sleeper, 26, (m.), manufacture, b. NH.
  • On 3 Jun 1854 his mother, Dorothy Roby Tilton, died at Bristol, Grafton County, New Hampshire, at age 51.
  • On 2 Apr 1855 Solomon's widowed father, Daniel Sleeper, remarried to Orpha Powell.
  • At the time of his enlistment, Solomon gave his occupation as Operative.
  • In 1861 Solomon was living at Lowell, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.

  • On 3 Sep 1861 Solomon Cavis Sleeper mustered into service with the 1st Company Massachusetts Sharpshooters. He was 36 years, 2 months and 8 days old.
  • On 20 Jan 1864 Solomon ended military service with the 1st Massachusetts Sharpshooters at Washington, DC, by discharge due to disability.

  • He made application for a veteran's pension in May 1877, and received certificate number 252855.
  • He was enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 15 Jun 1880 at Concord, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, as:
    Locke, Abraham, 52, sawyer, b. NH
    ---, Sarah A., 50, wife b. NH
    **Sleeper, Solomon C., 55, boarder, single, laborer, b. NH (fath b. NH, mor b. VT.
  • He was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Concord, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, as having served in the 1st Co. Andrews Sharpshooters.
  • He died on 2 Feb 1900 at Concord, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, of pneumonia. He was 74 years, 7 months and 7 days old.
  • He was buried in 1900 at Homeland Cemetery, Bristol, Grafton County, New Hampshire, near his parents.
  • He's surviving family was enumerated in the household of Fanny A. Leach in the 1900 US Federal Census in 1900 at Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts, as a widow, age 74, with no children.
  • On 26 Oct 1917 his former wife, Fanny A. Leach, died at Portsmouth, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, at age 91 and she was buried in Everett, MA.
  • Last Edited: 5 Aug 2016

Family: Fanny A. Leach b. Feb 1826, d. 26 Oct 1917

Sardis Sears Sloan

b. between 1834 and 1835
  • Father: John Pierce Sloane b. between 1802 - 1803, d. before 1855
  • Mother: Rachael Upton b. between 1803 - 1804
  • Company: F
  • Sardis Sears Sloan was born between 1834 - 1835 at Prescott, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, son of John Pierce Sloane and Rachael Upton.
  • Sardis Sears Sloan was named for Sardis Sears, his uncle, who married aunt Electa Sloan apparently.
  • Sardis Sears Sloan was enumerated in the 1850 US Federal census on 27 Aug 1850 at Shutesbury, Franklin County, Massachusetts, as:
    Timothy W. Sloane, 23, shoemaker, b. MA (his brother)
    Sardis Sloane, 19, shoemaker, b. MA
    (along with other shoemakers.)
  • He was not enumerated in the household of John Pierce Sloane and Rachael Upton in the 1850 US Federal Census on 25 Sep 1850 at Prescott, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, as:
    John Sloan, 47, farmer, b. MA (as were all)
    Rachel, 46
    Lucy A., 14
    Laura L., 12
    George W., 9
    Abby M., 2.
  • Before 1855 his father, John Pierce Sloane, died.
  • Sardis Sears Sloan was enumerated in the household of Rachael Upton in the State census in 1855 at Shutesbury, Franklin County, Massachusetts, as:
    Rachal Slone, F , 51
    Sardus S Slone, M, 22, shoemaker
    Laura L Slone, F, 17
    George W Slone, M, 14
    Abba M Slone, F, 7.
  • Sardis Sears Sloan was enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 18 Jun 1860 at Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Sardus Sloan, 26, a shoemaker, b. MA
    George W., 19, shoemaker, b. MA
    (boarders among other young men.)
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Sardis gave his occupation as shoemaker.

  • On 1 Aug 1861 Sardus mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as a Captain, being credited to the quota of Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 14 Aug 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Sardis Sears Sloan was mentioned in an article about the departure of the Fifteenth Massachusetts from Worcester.
  • On 16 Oct 1861 at Amherst, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, Timothy W. Sloan, his brother, was enlisted in the 27th Massachusetts Infantry, as a Captain.
  • On 21 Oct 1861 Sardis was wounded at The Battle of Ball's Bluff, Leesburg, Virginia.
  • On 30 Oct 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Sardis Sears Sloan 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, Sardis Sears Sloan was mentioned among the casualties.
  • On 16 Jan 1862 Sardis ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by resignation.

  • Last Edited: 30 Mar 2013

Silas Austin Slocomb

b. 10 June 1834, d. 19 June 1904
  • Father: Horatio Slocomb b. 12 Oct 1795, d. 10 Jun 1870
  • Mother: Roxellana Wheelock b. 29 Feb 1796, d. 3 Aug 1868
  • Company: H
  • Silas Austin Slocomb was born on 10 Jun 1834 at Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Horatio Slocomb and Roxellana Wheelock.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Silas gave his occupation as machinist.
  • Silas was living at Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Silas mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as a Corporal, being credited to the quota of Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 27 years, 1 month and 2 days old.
  • On 6 Jun 1862 Silas was promoted to Sergeant.
  • On 17 Sep 1862 Silas was wounded at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland, in the arm.
  • On 4 Jan 1865 Silas Austin Slocomb, 30, married Ruth Ann Orcutt, 23, daughter of Cordial Orcutt and Eleanor Greene, at Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • On 28 Jul 1865 Silas ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to expiration of his term of service.

  • According to the Richardson Genealogy:
    In the late civil war he joined the Fifteenth Regiment Massachusetts Volunteers; was one of the two who reconnoitered the position of the enemy the evening previous to the battle of Ball's Bluff, in which he was engaged, and cut his way through the rebel ranks, escaping by swimming the river. He was wounded in the battle of Antietam. At Fredericksburg was under fire about twenty-four hours, most of the time lying on the ground between the opposing armies, which were firing above him. He was also in the Peninsular campaign, and discharged at the close of the war; is now (1876) a merchant in Philadelphia in company with his brother Wm. H. Slocomb." from the Richardson Memorial Genealogy.
  • He and Ruth Ann Orcutt were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 5 Jul 1870 at Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, as:
    Silas S Slocomb, 36, clerk in ??, b. MA
    Ruth Anna, 28, b. MA
    Harry A., 2, b. PA
    Hetty Slocomb, 21, b. MA
    Jennie Slocomb, 19, domestic servant, b. PA.
  • In 1876 Silas was living at Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.
  • He and Ruth Ann Orcutt were separated and/or divorced, apparantly.
  • On 1 Jan 1878 Silas Austin Slocomb, 43, married Mary Frances Applegate, 32, daughter of John Wesley Applegate and Jane L. Prichard, (Note: she is believed to have been the widow of one William A. Mendenhall.)
  • Silas Austin Slocomb and Mary Frances Applegate were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 14 Jun 1880 at Cadillac, Wexford County, Michigan, where he is a merchant; no children are enumerated in the household.
  • On 30 Apr 1884 Ruth Ann Orcutt, his wife, died at age 42 according to "handwritten records copied from Cordial Orcutt's Bible and certified by Seeber Edwards, Attorney at Law and N.P., at Providence, R. I., September 29th, 1902".
  • Silas Austin Slocomb and Mary Frances Applegate were enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 4 Jun 1900 at Kingston Precinct, Shoshone County, Idaho, as:
    Silas A Slocomb, 65, general merchandise
    Mary F Slocomb, 54, wife, married 22 years, no living children
    Frances M Slocomb , 13, daughter (sic)
    George W Parker, 38, boarder.
  • Silas Austin Slocomb made application at Idaho for a veteran's pension in May 1904, and received certificate number 1154207.
  • He died on 19 Jun 1904 at Kingston Precinct, Shoshone County, Idaho. He was 70 years and 9 days old.
  • He was buried in Jun 1904 at Greenwood Memorial Terrace, Spokane, Spokane County, Washington.
  • He's surviving family was enumerated in the household of Mary Frances Applegate in the 1910 US Federal Census on 5 May 1910 at Kingston, Shoshone County, Idaho, as:
    Slocomb, Mary F., 64, widow, her one child is dead, b. NJ (as were her parents), retail merchant general store.
  • On 13 Jul 1914 Mary Frances Applegate received a pension to surviving family member in Idaho based on Silas's service; his wife, received certificate number 648831.
  • Mary, his wife, outlived Silas and died on 7 May 1917 at Kingston, Shoshone County, Idaho, at age 71.
  • Last Edited: 13 Mar 2017

Family 1: Ruth Ann Orcutt b. 17 Jul 1841, d. 30 Apr 1884

  • Henry Austin Slocomb b. 26 Jul 1868, d. 3 Jan 1943
  • Albert Haven Slocomb b. 15 Feb 1871, d. 12 Jan 1873
  • Louis Green Slocomb b. 13 Feb 1873, d. 24 Mar 1874
  • Elmore Ross Slocomb b. 22 Nov 1876, d. 22 Oct 1885

Family 2: Mary Frances Applegate b. 22 Sep 1845, d. 7 May 1917

  • Frances Myrtle Slocomb b. Jun 1886

James Simmons Slocum

b. 1842, d. 3 July 1863
  • Father: Samuel Elam Slocum b. 1808, d. 17 Mar 1871
  • Mother: Hannah A. Matteson b. 3 Jun 1809, d. 11 Jun 1869
  • Company: I
  • James Simmons Slocum was born in 1842 at Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Samuel Elam Slocum and Hannah A. Matteson.
  • James Simmons Slocum was enumerated in the household of Samuel Elam Slocum and Hannah A. Matteson in the 1850 US Federal Census on 21 Jul 1850 at Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Samuel E. Slocum, 42, b. RI
    Hannah A., 41, b. RI
    Louisa A., 17, b. RI
    Harriet M., 12, b. RI
    **Samuel A., 10, b. MA
    **James S., 8, b. MA
    Mary A. Stacy, 22, b. VT
    Samuel A. A. Kellog, 17, pedler, b. VT.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, James gave his occupation as clerk.
  • In 1861 James was living at Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • From a regimental history of the Third Battalion of Rifles, Massachusetts Volunteer Militia:
    The 3d Battalion of Rifles, Mass. Vol. Mill, was a unit of three companies commanded by Major Charles Devens, Jr., with headquarters at Worcester, Mass. Companies "A" and " C " were from Worcester, while Company " B " was from Holden.
    By Special Order No. 31, dated April 18, 1861, these three companies were ordered to muster forthwith at Worcester, and Major Devens was directed to take them by the most practicable route to Washington, D. C. Obedient to instructions, at 5 P.M., April 20, Major Devens' command was paraded before the City Hall, Worcester, and that night at 10.30 entrained for New York, arriving on Sunday morning, April 21. Sunday night it embarked on the transport "Ariel" for Annapolis, Md., arriving on the 24th. Here it remained until May 2, when its destination was changed, and it embarked for Fort McHenry near Baltimore.
    The battalion spent its entire term of service at or in the vicinity of Fort McHenry, doing guard and garrison duty, dismounting and remounting heavy guns, etc. About the 11th of July Major Devens left the battalion to return to Massachusetts, he having been promoted to the colonelcy of the 15th Regt. Mass. Vol. Inf. Captain A. B. R. Sprague of Co. "A" was now promoted to major and under his command the battalion completed its term of service.
    On July 30 the companies entrained for home, arriving at Worcester on the morning of August 2. On the following day all four of the companies were mustered out of the United States service, Companies "A", "B", and " C " in Worcester and Company " D " at Boston.
  • Starting 19 May 1861, James also served in the 3rd Massachusetts Mounted Rifle Regiment, Company A, with his brother.
  • He ended his service with the 3rd Massachusetts Rifle Regiment on 3 Aug 1861.
  • James Simmons Slocum and Samuel Andrew Slocum, brothers, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Co. I.

  • On 2 Dec 1861 James mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 19 years old.
  • He died on 3 Jul 1863 at The Battle of Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania, killed in action. He was 21 years old.
  • On 22 Jul 1863 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, James Simmons Slocum was reported as missing at Gettysburg.
  • He was buried at Millbury Central Cemetery, Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Hannah, his mother, outlived James and died on 11 Jun 1869 at Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 60.
  • Samuel, his father, outlived James and died on 17 Mar 1871 at Smithfield, Providence County, Rhode Island.
  • From the National Aegis, 10 June 1876:
    Millbury
    "The town authorities have recently set thirty-four tablets over graves of deceased Union soldiers buried there. The town's roll of honor includes fifty-six names, but the other twenty-two graves have been provided with headstones by friends.
    The tablets are of zinc bronze, 26 inches in height, with raised letters and bearing a design including the flag and seal of the United States. The names of the deceased thus honored...."
  • Samuel, his brother, outlived James and died on 30 Jan 1899 at East Greenwich, Kent County, Rhode Island, at age 59.
  • Last Edited: 14 Oct 2012