Charles Frederick Southwick

b. 10 September 1837, d. 1 May 1902
  • Father: Jesse Eddy Southwick b. 30 Oct 1814
  • Mother: Ruth Murdock Taft b. 2 Apr 1817, d. 10 Oct 1911
  • Company: D
  • Charles Frederick Southwick was born on 10 Sep 1837 at Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Jesse Eddy Southwick and Ruth Murdock Taft, grandson of David and Lucretia (Larkin) Southwick.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Charles gave his occupation as machinist.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Charles mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as a Corporal. He was 23 years, 10 months and 2 days old.
  • Charles Frederick Southwick and Jerome P. Southwick, first cousins, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.
  • On 16 Apr 1862 Charles ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to disability.

  • On 3 Jul 1863 Charles Frederick Southwick, 25, married Cornelia J. Howard, daughter of Benjamin Howard and Phebe [--?--], at Groton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • On 12 Aug 1867 his cousin, Jerome P. Southwick, died at Uxbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 22 of wounds and consumption.
  • Charles Frederick Southwick and Cornelia J. Howard were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census in 1870 at Nashua, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, as:
    Charles F Southwick, 31
    Cornelia J., 30
    Anna L., 4.
  • Charles Frederick Southwick and Cornelia J. Howard were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 9 Jun 1880 at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Chas. F. Southwick, 40
    Comelia J., 39
    Anna, 14
    Ines, 7
    Emma, 4.
  • Charles Frederick Southwick 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, Company D, noting that he receives a pension.
  • On 29 Jun 1892 Charles and Cornelia's daughter, Ina M. W. Southwick married William H. Boutelle at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Charles Frederick Southwick and Cornelia J. Howard were enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 1 Jun 1900 at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Charles T Southwick, 62, married 36 years, b. Sep 1838, b. MA, machinist
    Cornelia J., 60, wife, 2 of 3 children living, b. May 1840
    Emma F., 24, daur, b. Jan 1876, b. NH, bookkeeper
    Anna L Barrett, 34, niece, b. Jan 1866, b. MA
    Robert H Fisk, 19, lodger, b. Mar 1881.
  • Charles Frederick Southwick died on 1 May 1902 at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 64 years, 7 months and 21 days old.
  • An obituary for Charles Frederick Southwick was published on 2 May 1902 at "The Fitchburg Sentinel", Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as follows:
    HIS LAST ROLL CALL:
    Veteran of Post 19 Joins His Comrades Beyond the River.

    Charles F. Southwick, a veteran of the Civil War and Junior Vice Commander of Post 19, G. A. R., was stricken with apoplexy at his residence, 20 Wood street, Wednesday forenoon. He had been employed as a machinist for many years by C. H. Brown & Co., and worked steadily at the shop up to Tuesday night, though his health has not been firm of late. Not feeling as well as usual he did not go to the shop Wednesday, but walked out in the morning. He had laid down to rest when the stroke came. Dr. Rice was called and was with him several hours but Mr. Southwick did not regain consciousness and died at 5 p.m. Thursday.

    Mr. Southwick was born at Northbridge 64 years ago. He learned the machines trade before the Civil War and after his discharge from the army he worked at Nashua for Davis & Rollins Engine works. He next manufactured ?? hardware on his own about Nashua. He camer to Fitchburg in 1877 and worked for about two years for the Fitchburg Machine work.s

    He had been in the employ of C. H. Brown & Co. since June 3, 1879 and his specialty was building connecting ?? engines.

    Mr. Southwick enlisted from Northbridge July 12, 1861 in Company D 15th Mass regt and did picket duty along the Potomac near Poolesville during the following autumn and was present at the disastrous Battle of Ball's Bluff. In the following spring the regiment took part in the peninsular campaign, but Commrade Southwick was discharged on a surgeon's certificate of disability, April 17, 1862.

    He married Cornelia J. Howard of Ashby, July 3, 1863 in Grafton. He leaves two daughters, Mrs. Ina M. Boutelle of Southbridge, and Miss Emma F. Southwick, who lives at home, also two sisters, Mrs. Arthur Fenner of Ayer and Mrs. Sarah Dennison of Waltham; one brother, Frank B. Southwick of Worcester. Mr. Southwick's mother, Mrs. Ruth N. Southwick of Ayer also survivers. She is 84 years old.


    He was a member of a Masonic lodge at Nashua and of Plymouth Colony Pilgrim Fathers of this city. He was a faithful workman, popular with numerous associates, and respected by all who knew him.

  • He was buried in May 1902 at Glenwood Cemetery, Ashby, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, Plot: Lot 1, Section 4, Fourth Avenue.
  • On 17 May 1902 Cornelia J. Howard received a pension to surviving family member in Massachusetts based on Charles's service; his wife, received certificate number 538754.
  • On 21 Oct 1902 Charles Frederick Southwick was reported as deceased at the 36th annual reunion of the 15th Massachusetts Regiment Association, according to an article in the "Fitchburg Sentinel."
  • Cornelia, his wife, outlived Charles and died in 1928 at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Last Edited: 21 Feb 2016

Family: Cornelia J. Howard b. between 1840 - 1841, d. 1928

  • Freddie Southwick b. 1864, d. 27 Feb 1865
  • Anna L. Southwick b. 1866, d. before 1900
  • Ina M. W. Southwick b. 1873
  • Emma F. Southwick b. Jan 1876, d. 1932

Jerome P. Southwick

b. 12 January 1845, d. 12 August 1867
  • Father: Jonathan Southwick b. 30 Jul 1820, d. 21 Jan 1902
  • Mother: Miranda Elvira Carpenter b. 5 Dec 1820, d. 26 Sep 1871
  • Company: E
  • Jerome P. Southwick was born on 12 Jan 1845 at Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Jonathan Southwick and Miranda Elvira Carpenter, grandson of David and Lucretia (Larkin) Southwick.
  • Jerome P. Southwick was enumerated in the household of Miranda Elvira Carpenter and Jonathan Southwick in the State census in 1855 at Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Jonathan Southwick, 35
    Miranda E Southwick, 35
    **Jerome P Southwick, 11
    Emily J Southwick, 10
    Ella M Southwick, 6
    Marian Southwick, 4
    Adelia Southwick, 1/12.
  • Jerome P. Southwick was enumerated in the household of Jonathan Southwick and Miranda Elvira Carpenter in the 1860 US Federal Census in Jun 1860 at Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Jon Southwick, 40, farmer, b. MA (as were all)
    M. E., 39
    **Jesse P., 15
    Josephine, 14
    Ella, 12
    Marion, 9
    Lucretia, 70.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Jerome gave his occupation as shoemaker.
  • In 1861 Jerome was living at Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Jerome mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 16 years and 6 months old.
  • Jerome P. Southwick and Charles Frederick Southwick, first cousins, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.
  • On 27 Aug 1863 Jerome ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to disability.

  • He made application for a veteran's pension on 29 Aug 1863, and received certificate number 27734.
  • He died on 12 Aug 1867 at Uxbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of wounds and consumption. He was 22 years and 7 months old.
  • He was buried in Aug 1867 at South Sutton Cemetery, Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Miranda Elvira Carpenter received a pension to surviving family member based on Jerome's service; with application 158362, but no certificate is recorded.
  • In 1890 Jerome P. Southwick was included on the Civil War memorial at Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Click HERE to see the full listing.
  • Charles, his cousin, outlived Jerome and died on 1 May 1902 at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 64.
  • Last Edited: 14 Apr 2016

Thomas A. Southwick

b. 18 March 1838, d. 2 April 1930
  • Father: Thomas Southwick
  • Mother: Keziah Lesure
  • Company: H
  • Thomas A. Southwick was born on 18 Mar 1838 at Uxbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Thomas Southwick and Keziah Lesure.
  • On 12 Jun 1859 Thomas A. Southwick, 21, married Harriet R. Young, 16, daughter of Parley Young and Susan B. Lawton, at Blackstone, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Thomas A. Southwick and Harriet R. Young were enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 4 Jun 1860 at Douglas, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Thos. Southwick, 21, carpenter, b. MA
    Harriet, 19, b. RI
    Frederick, 10/12.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Thomas gave his occupation as mechanic.
  • In 1861 Thomas was living at Douglas, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Thomas mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Douglas, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 23 years, 3 months and 24 days old.
  • On 21 Oct 1861 Thomas was wounded at The Battle of Ball's Bluff, Leesburg, Virginia, on the thigh.
  • In Oct 1861 "The casualties to Douglas men belonging to the Fifteenth were as follows: ... Thomas A. Southwick was also wounded in the leg, escaped being captured, was honorably discharged and returned home....", according to the History of Douglas, Massachusetts.
  • On 30 Oct 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Thomas A. Southwick 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, Thomas A. Southwick was mentioned among the casualties.
  • Thomas ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to disability at a date unspecified in the 1870 roster.

  • In 1879, at Douglas, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Thomas was included in the town history for his Civil War service in the 15th Massachusetts.
  • He and Harriet R. Young were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census in Jun 1880 at Manchester, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, as:
    Southwick, Thomas A., 41, carpenter, b. MA
    ---, Harriet, 38, wife, b. RI
    ---, Fred A., 20, son, b. MA
    ---, Orion B., 15, son, b. MA
    ---, Mamie E., 3, son, b. NH
    ---, Frank H., 9/12, son, b. NH
    Young, Gilbert, 21, brother-in-law, machinist, b. NH
    Bickford, Blanche, 18, servant, b. NH.
  • Thomas A. Southwick was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Brockton, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company H.
  • In 1897 Thomas's daughter, Mamie Edith Southwick married George Hill at Brockton, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.
  • On 4 Mar 1909 Harriet R. Young, his wife, died at Brockton, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, at age 66 of Bright's disease.
  • Thomas's wife, Harriet R. Young, died and was buried on 7 Mar 1909 at Union Cemetery, East Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, at age 66 years, 6 months and 9 days.
  • Note: it is likely that Thomas is buried in the same cemetery.
  • Thomas A. Southwick was enumerated in the household of George Hill and Mamie Edith Southwick in the 1910 US Federal Census on 26 Apr 1910 at Brockton, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, as:
    Hill, George, 39, married 12 years, b. MA, propriator of confectionary store
    ---, Mamie, wife, 32, no children, b. NH
    **Southwick, Thomas, father-in-law, 71, widower, b. RI, salesman in confectionary store.
  • Thomas A. Southwick died on 2 Apr 1930 at Melrose, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. He was 92 years and 15 days old.
  • Last Edited: 18 Dec 2014

Family: Harriet R. Young b. 26 Aug 1842, d. 4 Mar 1909

  • Frederick A. Southwick b. Aug 1859, d. 1944
  • Orion B. Southwick b. between 1864 - 1865
  • Charles Erving Southwick b. 7 Jul 1867, d. 7 Sep 1879
  • Mamie Edith Southwick b. between 1876 - 1877
  • Frank Harold Southwick b. Sep 1879

Christopher Specht

b. May 1838, d. 23 July 1901
  • Company: MusBand
  • Christopher Specht was born in May 1838 at Bohemia, (Czechoslovakia/Austrian Empire).
  • He emigrated in 1859 from Bohemia, (Czechoslovakia/Austrian Empire).
  • In 1861 Christopher was living at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, according to Ford's history.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Christopher gave his occupation as musician.

  • On 5 Aug 1861 Christopher mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as a Bandsman, being credited to the quota of Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 23 years and 3 months old.
  • On 8 Aug 1862 Christopher ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by order of the War Department to release all bandsmen.

  • Christopher Specht married Margaret Eva Ploss.
  • Christopher Specht and Margaret Eva Ploss were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 6 Jun 1870 at Allegheny, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, as:
    Christian Specht, 33, machine builder, b. Bohemia
    Margaret, 25
    Berta, 1, b. PA.
  • Christopher Specht and Margaret Eva Ploss were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 23 Jun 1880 at Washington, Yolo County, California, as:
    Christ Specht, 43, machinist, b. Bohemia
    Maggie, 37, wife, b. Bohemia
    Bertha, 11, daur, b. PA
    Richard, 3, b. CA.
  • Christopher Specht made application at California for a veteran's pension on 1 Aug 1898, and received certificate number 973085.
  • He and Margaret Eva Ploss were enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 6 Jun 1900 at San Francisco, San Francisco County, California, as:
    Specht, Christopher, head, b. May 1838, 62, married 35 years, b. Austria, machinist
    ---, Margaret, wife b. Nov 1843, two of seven children living, b. Austria
    ---, Nettie, dau, b. Apr 1870, single, b. PA, sales lady dry goods
    ---, Richard C., son, b. May 1877, single, b. CA, student.
  • Christopher Specht died on 23 Jul 1901 at San Francisco, San Francisco County, California. He was 63 years and 2 months old.
  • An obituary for Christopher Specht was published as follows: from the "San Francisco Chronicle (San Francisco, California), 24 July 1901:
    Died - In this city, July 23, at his late residence, 20 Camp street, Christopher, beloved husband of Margaret E. Specht, father of Bertha M. and Richard C. Spec ht, and Uncle of F. W. Geiger, a native of Germany, aged 64 years, 1 month and 26 days.
  • He was buried in Jul 1901 at San Francisco National Cemetery, San Francisco, San Francisco County, California, Plot: G H T 290, according to the
    U.S. National Cemetery Interment Control Forms, 1928-1962.
  • (Note: inspection of the plot in the summer of 2016 shows that either he has been moved or was incorrectly copied from a previous index in 1953.)
  • On 6 Aug 1901 Margaret Eva Ploss received a pension to surviving family member in California based on Christopher's service; and received certificate number 522059.
  • He's surviving family was enumerated in the household of Richard Charles Specht and Effie B. [--?--] in the 1930 US Federal Census in 1930 at Sonoma, Sonoma County, California, as:
    Richard C Specht      Head, 53, California
    Effie B Specht, Wife, 46, California
    Margaret E Specht, Mother, 86, Bohemia.
  • Margaret outlived Christopher and died on 8 Aug 1932 at Sonoma, Sonoma County, California, at age 88.
  • Last Edited: 31 Aug 2016

Family: Margaret Eva Ploss b. Nov 1843, d. 8 Aug 1932

  • Bertha Nettie Specht b. 21 Apr 1870, d. 5 Jan 1916
  • Richard Charles Specht b. 8 May 1877, d. 19 May 1949

Jonas H. Spencer

b. April 1844, d. 5 January 1909
  • Father: Asa Spencer d. before 1851
  • Mother: Helen Nesbit b. 23 May 1810, d. 18 Feb 1900
  • Company: F
  • Jonas H. Spencer was born in Apr 1844 at Canada, son of Asa Spencer and Helen Nesbit.
  • Jonas H. Spencer was enumerated in the household of Helen Nesbit in the 1851 census of Canada in Apr 1851 at Elgin, Beauharnois County, Quebec, Canada (East), as:
    Helen Nisbet, b. Scotland, Methodist, 42
    Elizabeth M. Spencer, b. Canada (as were all in house), 18
    Anah, 16
    Jane, 14
    ?? Ann, 12
    Florella, 10
    **Jonas, 8
    Margaret, 5
    William, 3.
  • Jonas H. Spencer emigrated in 1858 from Canada and was later naturalized.
  • He was not enumerated in the household of Helen Nesbit in the 1860 US Federal Census on 25 Jul 1860 at Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Ellen Spencer, 50, keeps boarding house, b. Scotland
    Hannah, 24, weaver, b. Canada
    Ellen F., 18, weaver, b. Canada
    Margaret A., 13, b. Canada
    William, 11, b. Canada
    Asa, 8, b. Canada
    (and numerous lady weavers in the boarding house.)
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Jonas gave his occupation as cloth dresser.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Jonas mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 17 years and 3 months old.
  • On 20 Nov 1862 Jonas ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts to enlist in the regular Army.

  • Starting 21 Nov 1862, Jonas also served in the 1st U. S. Artillery, Co. I, for the remainder of his committed term with the 15th.
  • He ended his service with by discharge from the regular army on 3 Jul 1864.
  • Between 1872 - 1873 Jonas H. Spencer married Caroline Lambert, daughter of Andrew Lambert and Mary Boyer.
  • On 3 Dec 1879 at New Ulm, Brown County, Minnesota, Jonas received 160 acres in a homestead land patent.
  • He and Caroline Lambert were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 7 Jun 1880 at Amboy, Cottonwood County, Minnesota, as:
    Spencer, Jonas, 35, machinist & farmer, b. Canada (of Scottish parents)
    ---, Carrie, 25, wife, b. NY (fat b. Scotland, mor b. Canada)
    ---, Asa W., 4, son, b. MN.
  • Jonas H. Spencer was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Breckenridge, Wilkin County, Minnesota.
  • He made application at Minnesota for a veteran's pension on 30 Dec 1892, and received certificate number 1137133.
  • In 1896, Jonas was included in "The History of Clinton, Massachusetts."
  • He and Caroline Lambert were enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 1 Jun 1900 at Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, where he works as a machinist. They have been married 27 years, and all three of their children are still living.
  • Jonas H. Spencer died on 5 Jan 1909 at Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota. He was 64 years and 9 months old.
  • He was buried in Jan 1909 at Hillcrest Cemetery, Glencoe, McLeod County, Minnesota.
  • In Jan 1909 Caroline Lambert received a pension to surviving family member in Minnesota based on Jonas's service; and received certificate number 676560.
  • Caroline, his wife, outlived Jonas and died on 28 Oct 1944 at Hennepin County, Minnesota, at age 92.
  • Last Edited: 13 Apr 2016

Family: Caroline Lambert b. Apr 1852, d. 28 Oct 1944

  • William E. Spencer b. 21 Mar 1874, d. 17 Aug 1971
  • Asa Washington Spencer b. Apr 1876, d. 27 Feb 1956
  • Herbert F. Spencer b. 1892, d. 1 Apr 1945

Alexander Spicer

b. between 1844 and 1845, d. 13 March 1916
  • Father: David M. Spicer b. between 1814 - 1815
  • Mother: Margaret [--?--] b. between 1818 - 1819
  • Company: A
  • Alexander Spicer was born in Apr 1848, son of David M. Spicer and Margaret [--?--], according to the 1900 census.
  • Alexander Spicer was enumerated in the household of David M. Spicer and Margaret [--?--] in the 1851 census of Canada in Apr 1851 at St. Armand, Missisquoi County, Quebec, Canada (East), as:
    David Spicer, farmer b. Bas Canada East (as were the children), Episcopal (as are the children), 36
    Margurite, b. Scotland, Presbyterian, 32
    Mary, 11
    Edward, 9
    Margurite, 7
    **Alexander, 4
    Infant, 2.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1864, Alexander gave his occupation as farmer.
  • In 1864 Alexander was living at Canada.

  • On 5 May 1864 Alexander mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry having received a bounty of $325, being credited to the quota of Hanover, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.
  • On 22 Jun 1864 Alexander was taken prisoner at Petersburg, Prince George County, Virginia.
  • On 27 Jul 1864 Alexander ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by administrative transfer to the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry while absent as Prisoner of War.

  • Starting 28 Jul 1864, Alexander also served in the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company K.
  • On 24 Aug 1864 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Alexander Spicer was reported among the prisoners, for a total of four commissioned officers and seventy-seven enlisted men.
  • On 25 Apr 1865, Alexander was released from prison.
  • He ended his service on 21 Jun 1865.
  • He made application for a veteran's pension on 5 Jul 1865, and received certificate number 322124.
  • On 7 Mar 1872 Alexander Spicer married Rhoda Ann Bancroft, 26, daughter of Preston Bancroft and Nancy Moody, at Marshfield, Washington County, Vermont.
  • Alexander Spicer was enumerated in the household of Nancy Moody in the 1880 US Federal Census on on 10 Jun 1880 at at Marshfield, Washington County, Vermont, as:
    Nancy Bancroft, 55, b. VT
    **Spicer, Alexander, 35, son-in-law, farmer, b. VT (father b. VT, mother b. Ireland)
    ---, Rhoda, 32, dau, b. VT
    ---, Ernest E., 7, g-son, b. VT
    ---, Cornelius, 5, g-son, b. VT
    ---, Clinton E., 2, g-son, b. VT
    Bancroft, Charles, 27, farm labor, b. VT.
  • On 13 Apr 1890 Rhoda Ann Bancroft, his wife, died at Marshfield, Washington County, Vermont, at age 44.
  • On 21 Apr 1894 Alexander Spicer married Mary Ellen Batchelder, 62, daughter of George Batchelder and Esther L. Vickery, at Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts, in a second marriage for both.
  • Alexander Spicer and Mary Ellen Batchelder were enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 13 Jun 1900 at Plainfield, Washington County, Vermont, as:
    Spicer, Alexander, b. Apr 1848, 52, married six years, b. Canada (French)
    ---, Mary, wife, b. May 1831, 69, of her two children, both are deceased, b. MA (as were her parents)
    ---, Alonzo, son, b. June 1885, VT
    ---, Alexander, son, b. Sep 1888
    ---, Bessie, dau, b. Jan 1890.
  • On 19 Jun 1908 Mary Ellen Batchelder, his wife, died at Marshfield, Washington County, Vermont, at age 77.
  • Alexander Spicer died on 13 Mar 1916 at Hardwick, Caledonia County, Vermont.
  • He was buried in Mar 1916 at Eaton Cemetery, Marshfield, Washington County, Vermont.
  • Last Edited: 15 Jun 2017

Family 1: Rhoda Ann Bancroft b. 11 Feb 1846, d. 13 Apr 1890

  • Earnest E. Spicer b. 26 Jun 1872
  • Cornelius Spicer b. 7 Apr 1875, d. 10 Sep 1939
  • Clinton Eugene Spicer b. 20 Sep 1878, d. 24 Jun 1946
  • John G Spicer b. 15 May 1882, d. 23 Oct 1923
  • Albert Alonzo Spicer b. 9 Jun 1885
  • Alexander Spicer b. 29 Sep 1888
  • Bessie A. Spicer b. 6 Jan 1890, d. 19 Jul 1956

Family 2: Mary Ellen Batchelder b. May 1831, d. 19 Jun 1908

George J. Spooner

b. 14 March 1831, d. 27 December 1862
  • Father: Amaziah Spooner b. 31 Mar 1803, d. 22 Dec 1891
  • Mother: Clarissa Allen b. 7 Oct 1794, d. 28 Mar 1854
  • Company: B
  • George J. Spooner was born on 14 Mar 1831 at Shutesbury, Franklin County, Massachusetts, son of Amaziah Spooner and Clarissa Allen, (Almaziah, Seth, Almaziah, Samuel (of Bristol, Ma 1693), Samuel (of Bristol, MA 1655), William (of Colchester, Essex, England and Plymouth MA), John.))
  • George J. Spooner was enumerated in the household of Amaziah Spooner and Clarissa Allen in the 1850 US Federal Census on 29 Aug 1850 at Dana, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Amaziah Spooner, 47, farmer, b. MA
    Clarissa, 53
    **George J., 19
    Maria, 13
    Harriet, 10.
  • On 28 Mar 1854 his mother, Clarissa Allen, died at Dana, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of typhoid at age 59.
  • On 27 May 1854 George's widowed father, Amaziah Spooner, remarried to Rebecca Bruce at Petersham, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 3 Sep 1854 George J. Spooner, 23, married Harriet E. Whitney, 23, daughter of Samuel Whitney and Lucinda [--?--], at Petersham, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • George J. Spooner and Harriet E. Whitney were enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 27 Jun 1860 at Dana, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    George J. Spooner, 30, piano leg maker, b. MA
    Harriet E., 31, b. CT
    Clarra E. (sic), 5, b. MA
    George A., 1, b. MA.
  • George J. Spooner and Henry Augustus Spooner, 4th cousins, descendants of William Spooner of Plymouth, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry in Co. B.
  • In 1862 George was living at Dana, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1862, George gave his occupation as mechanic.

  • On 27 Aug 1862 George mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Dana, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 31 years, 5 months and 13 days old.
  • He died on 27 Dec 1862 at Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, of disease. He was 31 years, 9 months and 13 days old.
  • He was buried in 1862 at Quabbin Park Cemetery, Ware, Hampshire County, Massachusetts.
  • On 23 Nov 1863 Harriet E. Whitney received a pension to surviving family member based on George's service; his wife, received certificate number 9832.
  • Harriet, his his wife, outlived George and died on 27 Nov 1865 at Dana, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 35.
  • On 7 Jul 1866 Clare L. Spooner made application for a pension as guardian to George's surviving dependants, received certificate number 80462 for dependant minors. Relationship unknown.
  • On 8 Aug 1873 George and Harriet's daughter, Clara Lissie Spooner married Noah E. Smith at Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • On 25 Sep 1873 his married daughter, Clara Lissie Spooner, died at age 18 of consumption.
  • On 3 Nov 1880 George and Harriet's son, George Albert Spooner married Mayrilla L. Whitney at Petersham, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Last Edited: 15 Jun 2017

Family: Harriet E. Whitney b. 16 Nov 1830, d. 27 Nov 1865

  • Clara Lissie Spooner b. 27 Jun 1855, d. 25 Sep 1873
  • George Albert Spooner b. 18 Aug 1858

Henry Augustus Spooner

b. 14 December 1829, d. 13 December 1888
  • Father: Alden Spooner b. 12 May 1784, d. 10 Jan 1877
  • Mother: Dolly Flagg b. 25 Jul 1793, d. 17 May 1878
  • Company: B
  • Henry Augustus Spooner was born on 14 Dec 1829 at Athol, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Alden Spooner and Dolly Flagg, ((Alden, Clapp, Phillip, Daniel, Samuel (of Bristol, MA 1655), William (of Colchester, Essex, England and Plymouth, MA), John.))
  • In 1849 Henry joined the Fitchburg Fusiliers according to a report in the Fitchburg Sentinel (19 Dec 1883.)
  • On 6 Apr 1850 Henry Augustus Spooner, 20, married Jane Harrington, 21, daughter of Abel Harrington and Achsa Adams, at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • In 1861 Henry was living at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Henry gave his occupation as hat finisher.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Henry mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as a 1st Sergeant, being credited to the quota of Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 31 years, 6 months and 28 days old.
  • Henry Augustus Spooner and George J. Spooner, 4th cousins, descendants of William Spooner of Plymouth, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry in Co. B.
  • On 29 May 1862 Henry ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to disability.

  • On 27 Dec 1862 his cousin, George J. Spooner, died at Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, of disease.
  • On 28 Aug 1863 his brother, Solon Webster Spooner, died at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 37 with Co. B, 53 Massachusetts Mil. Inf. Solin's wife, Hannah, received a pension in 1863.
  • Henry Augustus Spooner made application for a veteran's pension in Oct 1867, and received certificate number 158450.
  • On 12 Feb 1872 Henry and Jane's daughter, Laura Jane Spooner married Melvin W. Burdett at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • On 1 Jul 1879 at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Henry Augustus Spooner attended the annual reunion of Company B, 15th Massachusetts, the Fitchburg Fisiliers. (Click icon to read the report in the Fitchburg Sentinel.)
  • He and Jane Harrington were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 10 Jun 1880 at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Spooner, Henry A., D??, b. MA
    ---, Jane H., 51, wife, b. VT (of VT parents)
    ---, Louisa L., 19, daur, b. MA
    ---, Samuel F., 17, son, b. MA
    ---, Carrie C., 14, daur, b. MA.
  • Henry Augustus Spooner was a pall bearer at the burial of James E. May on 30 Jun 1880 at Forest Hill Cemetery, Div. 1, Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 21 Oct 1880 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Henry Augustus Spooner attended the 14th annual reunion of the 15th Massachusetts Regiment.
  • On 21 Oct 1882 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Henry Augustus Spooner attended the 16th annual regimental reunion of the 15th Massachusetts. (Report from the Fitchburg Sentinel.)
  • He attended the funeral of Roland Edwin Bowen in Jan 1883 at Millbury Central Cemetery, Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 28 Jun 1883 at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Henry Augustus Spooner attended the 15th reunion of Company B, Fitchburg Fusiliers. From The Fitchburg Sentinel, 29 June 1883
    Veteran Fusiliers' Reunion
    The 15th annual reunion of Co. B (Veteran Fusiliers) 15th Regt., was held at Wachusett Park on Thursday, June 28th. At a few minutes past noon the business meeting was called to order by 1st Lieut. John W. Kimball (the captain being absent); 22 comrades were present when the roll was called by the sergeant. The treasurer reported $5.68 in the treasury. The following list of officers were chosen for the ensuing year: Captain, John W. Kimball; 1st Lieut., William E. Taylor; 2d Lieut., Lyman Nichols; 1st Sergt., clerk and treasurer, Henry A. Spooner. The place of holding the next reunion was left to the discretion of the officers elect.
    Walter A. Eames, John W. Kimball and Henry A. Spooner were appointed to draft resolutions on the death of Comrades Roland E. Bowen and Orlando Wetherbee, who have died since the last reunion. Letters were read from Comrades A. J. Nye of Athol and Charles H. Eager of Boston. Captain Kimball stated that, since the death of AiOsborne, the association has but three honorary members (A. W. Benjamin of Westminster, Harrington Sibley and George H. Boss of Fitchburg)-- and he recommended that those who take an interest in the association and attend the reunions, bemade honorary members. On motion of Walter A. Eames, the recommendation was adopted and the following names were placed on the rolls of the association as honorary members:
    Charles Devens of Worcester, Charles May of Leominster, ---- Bowen of Millbury, Charles T. Bateman of Boston, Walter C. Eames of Belmont, Wilbur Taylor, D. H. Piper and Harry Taylor of Winchendon, Charles Nichols, Marcus M. Nichols and George W. Gibbs of Westminster, Edward F. Kimball, Edward H. Fletcher, S. G. Frost, Cyrus Thurston, Sidney Sibley, F. A. Monroe, Albert McIntire, M. Edwin Day, Fred A. Bruce and Samuel F. Spooner of Fitchburg.
    A bountiful collation was served in the grove and the afternoon was agreeably spent in games, boating and dancing to the music of a violin manipulated by Charles May of Leominster. At about 7 p.m. the festivities of the day were brought to a close by all uniting in singing "Auld Lang Syne."
  • On 9 Oct 1883 Henry Augustus Spooner included on the official government pension rolls for Fitchburg and Leominster, as published in the Fitchburg Sentinel.
  • On 20 Oct 1883 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Henry Augustus Spooner attended the 17th annual reunion of the 15th regiment association, with some 110 other veterans of the regiment. (Report from the Fitchburg Sentinel.)
  • In Jun 1886 Henry was living at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • In Jun 1886 Henry Augustus Spooner took part in the regimental reunion Excursion to the Battle-Fields of Gettysburg, PA., Antietam, MD., Ball's Bluff, Virginia and Washington, D.C.
  • On 4 Apr 1888, at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Henry was appointed and confirmed a constable.
  • On 28 Jun 1888 at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Henry Augustus Spooner attended a reunion of Company B, The Fusiliers.
  • On 21 Oct 1888 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Henry Augustus Spooner attended the annual regimental reunion of the 15th Massachusetts. (Report from the Fitchburg Sentinel., Monday, 22 October 1888)
    Fifteenth Regiment Reunion
    The annual reunion of the veterans of the 15th Mass. regiment was held at Worcester, Saturday, and was greatly enjoyed by all who attended. The veterans, about 125 in number, formed by companies and were photographed on the common, near the soldiers' monument. Dinner was served at the Bay State House. Judge Devens presided, and made an eloquent speech, in which he referred to the 15th regiment as losing more men, in proportion to its members, than any other Mass. regiment.
    Col. J. M. Studley followed with some interesting memories of war times, and nearly every company was represented among the speakers.
    Sergt. Henry A. Spooner, for Co. B, told an amusing story of the strictmess of discipline in the regiment, and asked for a speech from A. A. Simonds of Dayton, Ohio.
    Mr. Simonds spoke of the hard service that the regiment went through in the Wilderness campaign. He said that on visiting the field of Waterloo he was impressed with the openness of the field, which allowed for evolution which the field of Gettysburg made impossible. He closed by expressing his pleasure at being able to attend the reunion.
    Among the other speakers were:
    Dr. C. A. Wheeler,
    Capt. T. J. Hastings,
    J. E. Greene,
    D. M. EArle and others.
    Charles May, with his fiddle, and several members of the old regimental band, furnished popular music for the occasion.
  • He died on 13 Dec 1888 at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 58 years, 11 months and 29 days old.
  • An obituary for Henry Augustus Spooner was published on 14 Dec 1888 at "The Fitchburg Sentinel", Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as follows:
    Death of Sergt. Henry A. Spooner
    Another veteran of the late war mustered out when Sergt. Henry A. Spooner died at his house on Merchant street, Thursday afternoon. His death resulted from paralysis, probably induced by heart disease from which he had suffered for several years.
    Mr. Spooner was born at Petersham, but had resided in Fitchburg nearly 40 years. Before the war he was for a time in the employ of his brother, the late A. J. Spooner, who kept a furniture store in Central block, and later in the employ of the late R. L. Goddard. H was a member of te "Old Fusiliers" before the war, and served in the war as first sergeant of Co. B, 15th Mass. regiment, from July 12, 1861, when the regiment was mustered into the United States service, till May 29, 1862, when he was discharged for disability.
    Since the war, he has been employed as canvasser, and during his later years as nurse, and many persons who have suffered from disease or accident will bear testimony to his faithfulness. He had retained a warm nterest in the soldiers, and took pride in the honorable record of his company and regiment. He was present at the company and regimental reunions, when health permitted, and was secretary and treasurer of the company organization. At the time of the last reunion of the regiment, Sergt. Spooner had a circular printed giving the name and residence of every member of the "Veteran Fusiliers," leaving one column for the date of death.
    He leaves a wife, one son and one daughter. Four brother -- Edwin C. and William, who reside at Boston; Samuel C. of New York city, and George, whose residence is in California -- and one sister, Mrs. Jane G. Blood of this city survive him. One brother, the late Solon W. Spooner, served in Company B, 53d Mass. regiment, and died a few days after his regiment arrived home, of disease contracted in the service.
  • He was buried in Dec 1888 at Laurel Hill Cemetery, Div. 2, Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, (West of Central Entrance) Side Hillll.
  • On 26 Jul 1889 Jane Harrington received a pension to surviving family member in Massachusetts based on Henry's service; and received certificate number 284069.
  • Jane Harrington was enumerated as the widow of Henry Augustus Spooner, of the 15th Massachusetts, in the 1890 Veterans' Schedules of the US Federal Census in Jun 1890 at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 17 Feb 1892 Henry and Jane's daughter, Carrie Church Spooner married Merven L. True at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • On 28 Jun 1900 at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Henry Augustus Spooner was remembered in memorium when his widow attended a reunion of Company B of the 15th Massachusetts. Click icon to read the report in the Fitchburg Sentenel.
  • On 29 Jun 1901 at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Henry Augustus Spooner 's widow attended the 40th reunion of Company B.
  • On 29 Jun 1903 at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Henry Augustus Spooner 's widow attended the 35th annual reunion of Company B, 15th Mass.
  • Jane, his wife, outlived Henry and died on 6 Aug 1910 at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 81.
  • Last Edited: 24 Aug 2016

Family: Jane Harrington b. 27 Oct 1828, d. 6 Aug 1910

  • Laura Jane Spooner b. 23 Aug 1851, d. 18 Apr 1876
  • Emma Isabella Spooner b. 14 Oct 1854, d. 22 Oct 1859
  • Frederick Henry Spooner b. 9 Aug 1856, d. 2 Jan 1859
  • Lula Adelaide Spooner b. 17 Jan 1859, d. 4 Dec 1863
  • Louisa Lucretia Spooner b. 11 May 1861, d. 13 Mar 1884
  • Samuel Flagg Spooner b. 28 Aug 1863, d. 1943
  • Carrie Church Spooner b. 31 Oct 1865

Amos Sprague

b. 23 September 1838, d. 20 January 1890
  • Father: Amos Sprague b. 2 May 1808, d. 6 May 1883
  • Mother: Hannah Loring Damon b. 19 Dec 1815, d. Apr 1871
  • Company: D
  • Amos Sprague was born on 23 Sep 1838 at New Bedford, Bristol County, Massachusetts, son of Amos Sprague and Hannah Loring Damon.
  • Amos Sprague was enumerated in the household of Amos Sprague and Hannah Loring Damon in the 1850 US Federal Census on 5 Oct 1850 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Amos Sprague, 42, shoemaker, b. MA (as were all in the family)
    Hannah, 33
    Susan, 16
    Amelia, 14
    **Amos, 12.
  • Amos Sprague was described as 5'4 " tall, grey eyes, light hair, and light complexion.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Amos gave his occupation as shoemaker.


  • On 12 Jul 1861 Amos mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 22 years, 9 months and 19 days old.
  • On 15 Apr 1862 Amos ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to disability.

  • Starting 28 Aug 1862, Amos also served in the 51st Massachusetts Infantry, Co. D.
  • On 28 Aug 1862 Amos was promoted to Corporal.
  • He ended his service with the 51st Massachusetts Infantry, Co. D due to disability on 25 Nov 1862.
  • Starting 11 Jan 1864, Amos also served in the 57st Massachusetts Infantry, Co. H.
  • On 26 Jun 1864 Amos was wounded at Petersburg, Virginia, severely on the upper right forearm.
  • On 21 Jun 1865 Amos Sprague, 26, married Jane A. Ingerson, 21, daughter of Francis G. Ingerson and Abby Pond, at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Amos Sprague ended his service with the 57st Massachusetts Infantry, Co. H due to disability on 21 Jul 1865.
  • He made application for a veteran's pension on 29 Sep 1865, citing service in the 51st and 57th Massachusetts, and received certificate number 63984.
  • He and Jane A. Ingerson were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 11 Jul 1870 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Sprague, Amos, 32, shoemaker, b. MA (as were all)
    ---, Jane, 26
    Cummings, Ellen, 9
    Sprague, Geo. F., 2
    ---, Frank E., 3/12.
  • Amos Sprague and Jane A. Ingerson were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 23 Jun 1880 at Shrewsbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Sprague, Amos, Jr., 41, laborer, b. MA (as were all in the family)
    ---, Jennie A., 36, wife
    ---, George F., 12, son
    ---, Frank E., 10, son
    ---, Lilla B., 8, dau
    ---, Charles, 5, son.
  • Amos Sprague died on 20 Jan 1890 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of pneumonia. He was 51 years, 3 months and 28 days old.
  • He was buried in Jan 1890 at Hope Cemetery, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • He and Jane A. Ingerson were enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, mentioning his service in the 57th Mass.
  • On 11 Oct 1890 Amos and Jane's daughter, Lilla B. Sprague married Walter Atherton at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • In 1890 Jane A. Sprague received a pension to surviving family member in Massachusetts based on Amos's service; his wife, received certificate number 285221.
  • Last Edited: 19 Apr 2016

Family: Jane A. Ingerson b. 21 Jan 1844

  • George F. Sprague b. between 1867 - 1868
  • Frank E. Sprague b. Apr 1870
  • Lilla B. Sprague b. 7 May 1872
  • Charles Luther Sprague b. 2 Nov 1875

Edwin H. Spring

b. 1 April 1840, d. 3 October 1922
  • Father: Joseph Warren Spring b. 20 Oct 1809, d. 10 Sep 1864
  • Mother: Nancy Harrington Gibbs b. 28 Dec 1810, d. 9 Mar 1887
  • Company: MusBand
  • Edwin H. Spring was born on 1 Apr 1840 at Sterling, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Joseph Warren Spring and Nancy Harrington Gibbs.
  • Edwin H. Spring was enumerated in the household of Joseph Warren Spring and Nancy Harrington Gibbs in the 1860 US Federal Census on 25 Jun 1860 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Joseph W. Spring, 50, boot maker, b. MA
    Nancy H., 49, b. MA
    John G., 25, boot maker, b. ME
    Sarah E. Chamberlain, 23, b. MA
    Stilman, 24, blacksmith, b. MA
    **Edwin H. Spring 20, blacksmith, b. MA
    Charles H., 18, shoemaker, b. MA
    Harriet M., 16, b. MA
    Hellen J., 14, b. MA
    Mary G., 12, b. MA.
  • In 1861 Edwin was living at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, according to Ford's history.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Edwin gave his occupation as blacksmith.

  • On 5 Aug 1861 Edwin mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as a Bandsman, being credited to the quota of Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 21 years, 4 months and 4 days old.
  • Joseph Warren Spring, his brother, served in the band of the 2nd New Hampshire regiment.
  • On 16 Jan 1862 Edwin H. Spring, 21, married Mary A. Beers, daughter of Liberty Beers, at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 8 Aug 1862 Edwin ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by order of the War Department to release all bandsmen.

  • He and Mary A. Beers were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 15 Jun 1870 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Spring, Edwin N. (sic), 30, sole leather cutter, b. MA (as were all in the family)
    Mary, 32,
    ---, Edwin, 8
    ---, Joseph G., 6
    ---, Harry G., 3
    Kyle, Kate, 18, servant, b. Ireland.
  • On 16 Nov 1870 Mary A. Beers, his wife, died at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of consumption.
  • On 19 Jun 1873 Edwin H. Spring, 33, married Hannah Louise Green, 26, daughter of Charles P. Green and Hannah Wood Fay, at Winchendon, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a second marriage for him and the first for her.
  • Edwin H. Spring and Hannah Louise Green were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 9 Jun 1880 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Spring, Edwin H., 40, forman ?? maker, b. MA
    ---, Louisa H., 32, wife, b. MA
    ---, Henry G., 13, son, b. MA
    ---, George H., 6, son, b. MA
    ---, Mamie N., 3, dau, b. MA
    ---, Henry G., 2, son, b. MA
    ---, Adam L., 3/12, son, b. PA (of MA parents.)
  • Edwin H. Spring was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Band, also in Co. D.
  • He made application at Massachusetts for a veteran's pension on 28 Aug 1891, and received certificate number 1092537.
  • Edwin and Hannah's daughter, May H. L. Spring married William J. Lacey.
  • Edwin H. Spring and Hannah Louise Green were enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census in Jun 1900 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Spring, Edwin H., head, b. Apr 1851 (sic), 49, married 27 years, b. MA, foreman slipper manuf.
    ---, H. Louise, wife, b. Sep 1852, seven of eight children living, b. MA
    ---, Henry G., son, b. May 1878 (sic), single, b. MA
    ---, Myron G., son, b. Apr 1884, single, b. MA
    Lacey, May H. L., dau, b. Dec 1876, married one year
    ---, William J., son-in-law, b. July 1874.
  • On 20 Jan 1908 Hannah Louise Green, his wife, died at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 61.
  • Edwin H. Spring died on 3 Oct 1922 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 82 years, 6 months and 2 days old.
  • He was buried in Oct 1922 at Hope Cemetery, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Last Edited: 4 Jun 2016

Family 1: Mary A. Beers b. 1837, d. 16 Nov 1870

  • Edwin Warren Spring b. 11 Feb 1862, d. 1 Dec 1919
  • Joseph G. Spring b. 20 Dec 1863, d. 18 Sep 1908
  • Harry Gifford Spring b. 16 Nov 1866

Family 2: Hannah Louise Green b. 11 Sep 1846, d. 20 Jan 1908

  • George Hanscomb Spring b. 16 Feb 1874, d. 31 Dec 1951
  • May H. L. Spring b. 13 Dec 1876
  • Henry Gildersleeve Spring b. 7 May 1878
  • Adam L. Spring b. Jan 1880
  • Freddie F. Spring b. 19 Jan 1880, d. 24 Apr 1881
  • Myron G. Spring b. 17 Apr 1884

George Harrison Spring

b. 9 December 1840, d. 15 January 1897
  • Father: Jacob Spring b. 1812
  • Mother: Elvira A. Goodnough b. 1816
  • Company: H
  • George Harrison Spring was born on 9 Dec 1840 at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Jacob Spring and Elvira A. Goodnough.
  • George Harrison Spring was enumerated in the household of Jacob Spring and Elvira A. Goodnough in the 1850 US Federal Census on 27 Aug 1850 at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Jacob Spring, 38, overseer in factory, b. MA (as were all)
    Elvira, 35
    **Geo. H., 9
    Edson F., 7
    Sally Goodran (sic), 62.
  • In 1861 George was living at Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, George gave his occupation as carder.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 George mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry. He was 20 years, 7 months and 3 days old.
  • On 29 Apr 1862 George ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to disability.

  • In Jun 1863, at Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island, George was enumerated in the military draft as discharged from the 15th Massachusetts and "married."
  • On 6 Jan 1865 George H. Spring, 24, married Caroline Virginia Smith, daughter of George Smith and Lavinia [--?--], at Cumberland, Providence County, Rhode Island.
  • George Harrison Spring was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in 1890 at Warwick, Kent County, Rhode Island.
  • On 16 Dec 1891 George and Caroline's daughter, Nellie Maria Spring married Herbert Lincoln Jaques at Woonsocket, Providence County, Rhode Island.
  • George Harrison Spring died on 15 Jan 1897 at Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island. He was 56 years, 1 month and 6 days old.
  • George's wife, Caroline Virginia Smith, died and was buried in Nov 1925 at Oak Grove Cemetery, Pawtucket, Providence County, Rhode Island, with her daughter at age 81 years.
  • Last Edited: 30 Mar 2013

Family: Caroline Virginia Smith b. 1844, d. 14 Nov 1925

  • Nellie Maria Spring b. 20 Apr 1865, d. 20 Apr 1917

Thomas Jefferson Spurr

b. 2 February 1838, d. 27 September 1862

Thomas J. Spurr
  • Father: Col. Samuel Danforth Spurr b. 22 Mar 1799, d. 4 Nov 1842
  • Mother: Mary A. Lamb b. 31 Mar 1812, d. 20 Jan 1890
  • Company: G
  • Thomas Jefferson Spurr was born on 2 Feb 1838 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Col. Samuel Danforth Spurr and Mary A. Lamb, grandson of General John Spurr, (1759-1816) who participated in the American Revolution, and descendant of Colonel Robert Spurr (1661-1738.)
  • On 4 Nov 1842 his father, Col. Samuel Danforth Spurr, died at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 43.
  • On 31 Jan 1859 his sister, wife of George F. Hoar, Mary Louisa Spurr, died at age 27 without issue.
  • Thomas Jefferson Spurr was enumerated in the household of George Frisbie Hoar in the 1860 US Federal Census in Jul 1860 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    George F. Hoar, 33, b. MA (widowed brother-in-law)
    Mary Hoar, 6
    Rockwood Hoar, 4
    Mary A. Spurr, 48 (neé Lamb, widow of Sam D., Geo's mother in-law, Thos' mother)
    **Thomas J. Spurr, 22
    Mary A. Reardon, 20, b. Ireland
    Annie M. Reardon, 17, b. Ireland.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Thomas gave his occupation as lawyer.

  • On 14 Nov 1861 Thomas mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as 1st Lieutenant, being credited to the quota of Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 23 years, 9 months and 12 days old.
  • On 17 Sep 1862 Thomas was wounded at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland, his thigh being shattered by a minnie ball.
  • He died on 27 Sep 1862 of wounds received at the Battle of Antietam, having lain on the field in rebel lines for three days, before being removed to a farm, when Union troops regained the ground where he had lain. (Click to view his grave marker.) He was 24 years, 7 months and 25 days old.
  • A story about his death is included in "Human Interest Stories of the Gettysburg Campaign", quoted by special permission from Scott L. Mingus, (Ortanna, PA: Colecraft, 2007).
    Lt. Thomas Jefferson Spurr of the 15th Massachusetts had been badly wounded in the thigh during the savage fighting in the West Woods on the 17th. Like the majority of the immobile Union wounded, he had been left behind when Sedgwick’s division of the II Corps had retreated. Weakened by blood loss and shock, the pre-war lawyer had suffered alone in agony throughout the long night. The area where he lay was now occupied by Confederates. An officer of a South Carolina regiment happened by the stricken Spurr on Thursday and recognized him as an old college pal from their days at Harvard. They had not seen each other in the four years since they graduated. The bonds of past personal friendship easily overcame the differing colors of their uniforms, and the Rebel compassionately knelt beside his old friend and ministered to him. He shouldered the wounded New Englander and carried him to a nearby farm yard pressed into service as a Confederate field hospital.
    The 24-year-old Spurr was placed near a couple of haystacks and covered with a blanket. For two days, he stayed put as doctors stabilized him enough to prepare him for transport to a hospital in Hagerstown . He lived long enough for his mother Mary to travel from Massachusetts to visit him one last time before he passed away a few days later on September 27. He was only one of forty-three injured men of his regiment and its attached sharpshooter company who died before Christmas from their wounds. Another seventy-four had died on the battlefield, marking the 15th Massachusetts as one of the most devastated regiments in the Federal army at Antietam.
  • On 29 Sep 1862 at "The Worcester Daily Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, noted:
    "We regret to learn that letters were received yesterday, stating that Lieut. Spurr’s wound proves much more serious than was at first supposed, and that there were no hopes of his recovery." (Volume 17 # 232.)
  • On 1 Oct 1862 at "The Worcester Daily Spy" noted:
    "The funeral of Lieut. T. J. Spurr will take place from the home of the Hon. Geo. F. Hoar on Oak Avenue, Thursday October 2d, at 3 ½ P. M. Relatives and friends are invited to attend without further notice." (Volume 17 # 234.)
  • He was buried on 2 Oct 1862 at Cemetery, Charlton Ctr., Charlton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 3 Oct 1862 at "The Worcester Daily Spy" noted:
    "The Funeral of the Brave and Noble Lieut. Spurr, was largely attended yesterday afternoon, at the house of G. F. Hoar, Esq., regardless of the unfavorable weather. Had a more public service been consistent with the wishes of the family, the widespread and profound sympathy of our whole community in the event would have thankfully found even more marked expression.
    We hope to be furnished with materials for an appropriate notice of the life and character of Lieut. Spurr, and especially of his part in the battle of Antietam and of his experiences and bearing from that time until he died of the wounds there received. All who heard the brief and touching remarks of Rev. Dr. Hill must feel a strong desire to know much more than could then find utterance.
    The following hymn was sung on the occasion: " (Volume 17 # 236.)
  • An obituary for Thomas Jefferson Spurr was published on 8 Oct 1862 at "The Boston Daily Advertiser", Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, as follows: from The Boston Daily Advertiser, (Boston, MA) 8 Oct 1862 (Issue 86 Col. E):
    Death of Thomas J. Spurr
    Among the heroes who fell in the bloody fight at Antietam was the young and noble Lieutenant Thomas Jefferson Spurr of Worcester, an officer of the gallant 15th Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteers. He was the son of Samuel D. and Mary A. (Lamb) Spurr, born in Worcester Feb. 2, 1838, and was graduated at Harvard College with the class of 1858.
    At the outset of his college career he took rank with the foremost, but an affectuib if tge eyes came upon him, compelling him to withdraw from his studies for a while. Taking a voyage to Fayal, he returned with improved health, and resumed his connection with his class.
    After graduating, he studied law in the office of his brother-in-law, Hon. George F. Hoar, in Worcester, until the spring of 1861, when he sailed with a friend for Russia. But, hearing of the rebellion, he hastened home to offer his services to his country, and received the appointment which he held at the time of his death.
    At the battle of Antietam, on the 17th ult., he fell mortally wounded, and, after lying upon the field for four days, was removed to a hospital at Hagarstown, where, surrounded by his mother, his family physician, and other friends, on Saturday, the 27th he tranquilly passed away. His funeral was held in Worcester on Thursday last. The charqacter of young Spurr exhibited a combination of womanly gentleness with manly strength; he was "pure in heart" and a true Christian, and his early death is deplored by the community whose respect for him had been as sincere as was the love of his friends.
  • On 10 Oct 1862 at "The Southbridge Journal", Worcester County, Massachusetts, Thomas
    The funeral of Lieut. T. J. Spurr, of Co. G, 15th Mass. Regiment, who died from wounds receivedat the battle of Antietam, was attended on Thursday, Oct 2d, at the house of Hon. George F. Hoar, in Worcester. The coffin was covered with his country’s flag and at his foot stood his colored servant who had so faithfully attended him. Rev. Dr. Hill read some appropriate selections from scripture, including the raising of the widow of Nain’s son and David’s touching lament for Jonathan. He also made interesting allusions to the purity and beauty of his life, and the devoted patriotism of his death, and then a choir of select voices touchingly sung Montgomery’s beautiful hymn.
    Go to the grave; thy faithful labor’s cease;
    Rest on thy sheaves, thy harvest task is done.
    Come from the heat of battle, and in peace,
    Soldierr, go home; with thee the fight is won.
    His remains were brought to Charlton on the following day, and deposited in the yard occupied by the family of Dr. Dan Lamb, his grandfather.
    He interrupted his European travels, to come home, and offer his services to his country. In his last moments, he confessed he had only acted from a sense of duty. The story of his wounds, exposure, decease, & ect., is most affecting, engaging and spotless. His last whisper was “mother.” His widowed and excellent mother is now childless.
  • An obituary for Thomas Jefferson Spurr was published on 25 Jul 1863 at "The Worcester Daily Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as follows: giving a detailed story of his life.
  • THOMAS J. SPURR was a young man of rare promise, and an excellent scholar; studied at Harvard College, where he took his degree in 1858; entered the law school at Cambridge, and later studied with Hon. George F. Hoar at Worcester; in the spring of 1862 he received a commission as first lieutenant in the Fifteenth regiment Massachusetts volunteers and went immediately into the service, where he won the affection and confidence of his men in a remarkable degree.
    On the morning of the seventeenth of September, 1862, at Antietam, as he was forming the broken front of his company, he received a wound from which he died at Hagerstown on the twenty-seventh. "We loved him as a brother," was the testimony of his comrades. "He was loving and tender, and brave and heroic," were the words of Dr. Alonzo Hill in his eulogy delivered before a crowded assemblage which had met at Worcester to do honor to his memory. (from "Samuel Davis, of Oxford, Mass., and Joseph Davis, of Dudley, Mass., and their Descendants ," by George L. Davis, 1884.)
  • On 15 Jul 1874 Thomas Jefferson Spurr was included on the Civil War memorial at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 7 Feb 1878 at "The Southbridge Journal", Worcester County, Massachusetts, Thomas was mentioned in an article about the "Cemeteries of Charlton."
    from The Southbridge Journal, 7 February 1878(Volume XVII # 52 ),
    Historical Sketches of Charlton
    The Cemeteries of Charlton
    by Rev. Anson Titus
    THE SPURR FUND

    Our burial yard at Charlton Centre has been priveliged to enjoy the thoughtfulness of one of Charlton's noblest sons. In the early years of the war Thomas Jefferson Spurr, in common with many of our land, joined the army to bear its privations and suffer its hardships that the honor and unity of our nation might be preserved. He was a son of Samuel D. Spurr, who died Nov. 3, 1842, aged 42, and a grandson of Gen. John Spurr, who held a prominent influence in the interests of our town. Young Spurr was, also, a grandson of Dr. Dan Lamb, so long a physician of Charlton. A further account of this young man is found in "Worcester in the War" an excellent book of local reminiscence. The inscription upon the tomb stone is, Thomas Jefferson, only son Samuel D. and Mary A. Spurr, 1st Lieut. 15th Reg. Mass. Vol. Wounded in battle of Antietam, Sept. 17; died at Hagerstown, Sept. 27, 1862, aged 24 years.

    The remains of Mr. Spurr were secured and are now reposing in the lot of the family. The selectmen of Charlton were notified of the will and its conditions by the brother in law of Mr. Spurr, Senator Geo. F. Hoar. The town accepted the fund, the interest of which has been wisly expended according to the condition of the will. It would, however, add much to the credit of the town to appropriate moneys once in a while to further the same general design of this fund. The following is that portion of the will which refers to this fund:

    I give and bequeath to the town of Charlton in Massachusetts the sum of five hundred dollars, on condition that the same be invested carefully and that the income thereof shall annually be spent, first in taking care of the lot on the burying ground in the center where the body of my father, (Samuel D. Spurr) was buried, so that the grass, trees, stones, and fence be kept in good repair and condition; second, if there is any surplus, that the same shall be used for making improvements and for ornamenting the burying grounds; third, that any surplus remaining shall be used for improving and ornamenting the common, so called, in the center of said town.
  • On 25 Mar 1892 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Thomas was mentioned in an article covering some of his ancestors.
  • On 17 Sep 1900 1Lt Thomas J. Spurr 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.)
  • On 30 Sep 1904 his brother-in-law, George Frisbie Hoar, died at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 78.
  • On 1 Nov 1906 his his nephew, Rockwood Hoar, died at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 51 after an illness of about five weeks.
  • Last Edited: 19 Apr 2016

William Squires

b. between 1825 and 1826, d. after 1890
  • Company: I
  • William Squires was born between 1825 - 1826 at Canada (East).
  • In 1864 William was living at Canada (East).
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, William gave his occupation as farmer.

  • On 14 Mar 1864 William mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry having received a bounty of $325, being credited to the quota of Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts.
  • On 22 Jun 1864 William was taken prisoner at Petersburg, Virginia.
  • On 12 Jul 1864 William ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by transfer to the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company K.

  • On 24 Aug 1864 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, William Squires was reported among the prisoners, for a total of four commissioned officers and seventy-seven enlisted men.
  • On 15 Dec 1864, William was exchanged from prison.
  • He ended his service with the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry by desertion while on furlough on 2 Feb 1865.
  • He made application at New York for a veteran's pension on 22 Apr 1890, with application number 770987, but no certificate is recorded in the pension file index.
  • He died after 1890.
  • Last Edited: 2 Sep 2013

William Stack

b. 1842, d. 22 August 1864
  • Father: John Stack
  • Mother: Catherine D. [--?--]
  • Company: G
  • Walter H. Stetson was an alias.
  • William Stack was born about in 1842 at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, son of John Stack and Catherine D. [--?--].
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, William gave his occupation as shoemaker.
  • In 1862 William was living at Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.

  • On 20 Nov 1862 William mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. He was 20 years old.
  • In Aug 1863 William Stack and Joseph L. Moody were court martialed at Morrisville, Fauquier County, Virginia, as documented in case number MM-700 (National Archives, Record Group 153.)
  • On 12 May 1864 William was taken prisoner at Spotsylvania Courthouse, Virginia.
  • Walter H. Stetson was mentioned in a journal written by George W. Farr covering the dates from 3 May 1864 to 22 May 1865, detailing his prison experiences. Provided courtesey of Ryan M. Cooper.
  • On 27 Jul 1864 William ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by administrative transfer to the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as a prisoner.

  • He died on 22 Aug 1864 at Andersonville, Sumter County, Georgia, as a prisoner of war. He was 22 years old.
  • He was buried in Aug 1864 at Andersonville National Cemetery, Andersonville, Sumter County, Georgia, Row: 6501.
  • On 3 Feb 1865, Samuel Wallace Armington was reported as a released prisoner bringing news of other prisoners:
    From Southern Prisons
    S. W. Armington of Rutland, Mass., a released prisoner who was for more than a year an inmate of the rebel prisons at Belle Island, Andersonville, Charlston and Florence reports the following Massachusetts soldiers as having died in prison:
    At Richmond: Henry Frissell, Co. G, 15th Regiment; John Savage, 25th regiment.
    At Andersonville: Walter Stetson, Co. G. 15th regiment.
    At Millen: C. A. Gleason, Co. D, 15th regiment.
    Left in prison at Florence and well: Sergt. James Comrie, Co. E., Sergt. Tripp, Co. A, Sergt Cummings, Co. C, Corp. George Farr, Co. D., C. A. Green, Co. D, all of the 15th regiment.
    at "The Worcester Daily Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 10 May 1866 Catherine D. Stack received a pension to surviving family member based on William's service; and received certificate number 85370.
  • On 5 May 1881 his father, John, received the pension.
  • Last Edited: 24 Aug 2016

George Augustus Stafford

b. 22 November 1843, d. 17 July 1862
  • Father: George Stafford b. 21 Nov 1810, d. 22 May 1879
  • Mother: Aurelia Doane Craft b. 23 Apr 1825, d. 7 Apr 1905
  • Company: B
  • George Augustus Stafford was born on 22 Nov 1843 at Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, son of George Stafford and Aurelia Doane Craft.
  • George Augustus Stafford was enumerated in the household of George Stafford and Aurelia Doane Craft in the 1850 US Federal Census on 28 Aug 1850 at Wilmington, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, as:
    George Stafford, 37, stone cutter, $903 personal estate, b. England
    Aurilia, 25, b. ME
    **George A., 7, b. MA
    Thomas S., 5, b. MA
    Rebecca Crafts, 50, b. MA
    Thomas Coffy, 25, b. Ireland
    Mary Stafford, 1, b. MA
    (living nextdoor)
    Thomas Stafford, 67, laborer, b. England
    Ester Stafford, 13, b. England.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1862, George gave his occupation as yeoman / farmer.
  • In 1862 George was living at Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts.

  • On 18 Feb 1862 George mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts. He was 18 years, 2 months and 27 days old.
  • He died on 17 Jul 1862 of disease. He was 18 years, 7 months and 25 days old.
  • He's surviving family was enumerated in the household of George Stafford and Aurelia Doane Craft in the 1870 US Federal Census on 28 Jul 1870 at Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts, as:
    Stafford, George, 58, marble mason, b. England
    Aurilla, 45, b. ME
    Clarence, 12, b. MA
    Albert E., 8, b. MA.
  • George, his father, outlived George and died on 22 May 1879 at Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts, of consumption at age 68.
  • Last Edited: 21 Feb 2016