Charles Hollis Taylor

b. 24 January 1831, d. 1 March 1912
  • Father: Elijah Flagg Taylor b. between 1807 - 1808
  • Mother: Phebe A. Danforth b. between 1804 - 1805
  • Company: A
  • Charles Hollis Taylor was born on 24 Jan 1831 at Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, son of Elijah Flagg Taylor and Phebe A. Danforth.
  • Charles Hollis Taylor was enumerated in the household of Elijah Flagg Taylor and Phebe A. Danforth in the 1850 US Federal Census on 20 Aug 1850 at Bolton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Elijah Taylor, 42, farmer, b. MA (as were all in the family)
    Phebe, 45
    **Charles H., 18
    Horatio F., 11
    Caroline, 9.
  • On 20 Aug 1853 Charles Hollis Taylor, 22, married Elvira M. Wilson, 19, daughter of Abel Wilson and Charlotte Moore, at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • In 1862 Charles was living at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1862, Charles gave his occupation as teamster.

  • On 9 Aug 1862 Charles mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 31 years, 6 months and 16 days old.
  • On 5 Mar 1863 Charles ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to disability.

  • On 25 Dec 1876 Charles and Elvira's daughter, Ida Augusta Taylor married George A. Ware at Ashburnham, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a third marriage for him and the first for her.
  • On 22 Feb 1878 his brother, Horatio Foster Taylor, died at age 40.
  • Charles Hollis Taylor made application for a veteran's pension in Jan 1880, and received certificate number 1057185.
  • He and Elvira M. Wilson were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 9 Jun 1880 at Ashburnham, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Charles Taylor, 48, teaming, b. MA
    Elvira M., wife, 37, b. NH
    Walter S., son, 20, fireman on engine, b. MA
    Nellie N., daur, 17, b. MA
    Gracie F., daur, 10, b. MA.
  • On 6 Sep 1885 Charles and Elvira's daughter, Nellie N. Taylor married Zina H. Howe at Ashburnham, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Charles Hollis Taylor was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Ashburnham, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Co. A.
  • On 19 Sep 1894 Charles and Elvira's daughter, Gracie F. Taylor married Charles H. Whitcomb at Lunenburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Charles Hollis Taylor and Elvira M. Wilson were enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 6 Jun 1900 at Ashburnham, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Charles Taylor, 67, b. Jan 1833 in MA, married 43 years, day laborer
    Elvira M., 58, wife, b. Jan 1842 in NH, all four of her children are living
    Ernest W., 18, grandson, b. June 1881, single, b. MA, carder in cotton factory.
  • Charles Hollis Taylor died on 1 Mar 1912 at Ashburnham, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 81 years, 1 month and 6 days old.
  • He was buried on 3 Mar 1912 at New Cemetery, Ashburnham, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 12 Mar 1912 Elvira M. Wilson received a pension to surviving family member in Massachusetts based on Charles's service; his wife, received certificate number 740948.
  • On 26 Dec 1913 Elvira M. Wilson, his wife, died at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 79 after an illness of several months.
  • Charles's wife, Elvira M. Wilson, died and was buried in Dec 1913 at New Cemetery, Ashburnham, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 79 years and 10 months.
  • Last Edited: 13 Aug 2012

Family: Elvira M. Wilson b. 6 Jan 1834, d. 26 Dec 1913

  • Ida Augusta Taylor b. 8 May 1856
  • Walter Lewis Taylor b. 16 Sep 1860
  • Nellie N. Taylor b. 1863
  • Gracie F. Taylor b. 1869

George Coolidge Taylor

b. 16 April 1841, d. 21 October 1861

George C. Taylor
  • Father: David Taylor Jr. d. 1 Sep 1844
  • Mother: Louisa B. Coolidge b. 24 Feb 1812, d. 1 Jan 1906
  • Company: B
  • George Coolidge Taylor was born on 16 Apr 1841 at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of David Taylor Jr. and Louisa B. Coolidge.
  • On 1 Sep 1844 his father, David Taylor Jr., died at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 16 Mar 1848 George's widowed mother, Louisa B. Coolidge, remarried to Jeremiah Stewart, 36, at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • George Coolidge Taylor was enumerated in the household of Jeremiah Stewart and Louisa B. Coolidge in the 1850 US Federal Census on 13 Aug 1850 at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Jeremiah Stewart, 32, farmer, b. MA (as were all in the family)
    Louisa B., 37
    Martha L. Taylor, 13
    **George C., 9
    Harriet A., 7
    Susan E., 6/12.
  • In 1861 George was living at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, George gave his occupation as machinist.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 George mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as a Sergeant, being credited to the quota of Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 20 years, 2 months and 26 days old.
  • He died on 21 Oct 1861 at The Battle of Ball's Bluff, Leesburg, Virginia. He was 20 years, 6 months and 5 days old.
  • On 30 Oct 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, George Coolidge Taylor was included, with 304 other men, among "The Killed Wounded and Missing of the Fifteenth Regiment," after Ball's Bluff.
  • In 1866, George was included in the history of "Fitchburg in the War of Rebellion", but no family information is given.
  • 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.
  • George Coolidge Taylor was mentioned in the obituary of Louisa B. Coolidge on 2 Jan 1906 at "The Fitchburg Sentinel", Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as follows:
    Long Life Ended
    Mrs. Louisa B. Stewart Passed Away on New Year's Day, Aged 93 Years.
    Mrs. Louisa B. (Coolidge), widow of Jeremiah Stewart, one of the oldest residents of this city, the first Fitchburg mother to loose a son in the Civil War, and probably the longest time Protestant church member in this community, passed peacefully away at her home, 271 Blossom street, on New Year's day at 4.30 p.m.
    Mrs. Stewart had retained her mental faculties unimpaired and had experienced little bodily infirmity up to last Friday when she was attacked with pneumonia, which at her advanced age left no hope of recovery. She was born at Boston, Feb. 24, 1812. Her parents died before she was five yeears old and after their death she resided with relatives in Boston till about 10 years of age when she came to Fitchburg and resided with a Mr. Hovey on West street, who was related to her.
    Her first marriage was to David Taylor, Jr., no Sept. 13, 1839. She had five children by this marriage, two of whom -- Mrs. Edwin Huckins of this city and Mrs. John Q. A. Barden of Allston -- are living. Her younger son, Sergt. George B. (sic) Taylor, served in Company B, 15th Mass. regiment, and was the first Fitchburg soldier to lose his life in the War of the Rebellion, having been killed at the Battle of Balls Bluff, Oct. 21, 1861. David Taylor died in this city, Sept. 1, 1844.
    Her second marriage was to Jeremiah Stewart on March 16, 1848. He died, Oct. 5, 1891, leaving one daughter, Miss Susie E. Stewart, who survives. Besides her children, Mrs. Stewart leaves one granddaughter, Mrs. May (Barden) McGowan of Allston, and one great-granddaughter, Miss Pauline McGowan, nine years old.
    Mrs. Stewart was the last of her parents' five children, three of whom lived to be over 90 years of age.
    She joined the C. C. church nearly 80 years ago and when the Rollstone church was oprganized in 1868 she removed her relations to that church of which she has been, since the death of Roby Fletcher, the oldest member. She was of a quiet retiring disposition, but a lady of most exemplary character, b earing great trials with patience and resignation.
  • Last Edited: 2 Dec 2014

George Goodspeed Taylor

b. 26 November 1829, d. 31 January 1901
  • Father: Isaac Taylor
  • Mother: Betsey Nutting
  • Company: B
  • George Goodspeed Taylor was born on 26 Nov 1829 at Winchendon, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Isaac Taylor and Betsey Nutting.
  • On 22 Nov 1853 George Goodspeed Taylor, 23, married Susan T. Willoughby, 22, daughter of Luther Willoughby and Dorcas Taylor, at Templeton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • George Goodspeed Taylor and Susan T. Willoughby were enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 8 Aug 1860 at Winchendon, Worcester County, Massachusetts, where he is a carpenter.
  • In 1862 George was living at Winchendon, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1862, George gave his occupation as carpenter.

  • On 11 Aug 1862 George mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Winchendon, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 32 years, 8 months and 16 days old.
  • On 24 Apr 1864 George was transferred from 1st Batallion, 216th Company, V. R. C. to.
  • On 28 Jul 1864 George ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts having fulfilled his term of service.

  • He and Susan T. Willoughby were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 28 Jul 1870 at Winchendon, Worcester County, Massachusetts, with their daughter Cora.
  • George Goodspeed Taylor and Susan T. Willoughby were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census in Jun 1880 at Winchendon, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    George E. TAYLOR     Self, 50, MA, Occ:     Carpenter
    Susan W., Wife, 48, NH
    Cora E., Dau, 13, b. MA.
  • George Goodspeed Taylor made application at Massachusetts for a veteran's pension on 16 Jul 1890, and received certificate number 651095.
  • On 6 May 1891 George and Susan's daughter, Cora E. Taylor married Albert E. Graves at Winchendon, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • On 28 Jun 1894 at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, George Goodspeed Taylor attended the annual reunion of Company B ("Fitchburg Fusiliers"). From The Fitchburg Sentinel, 28 June 1894
    Veteran Fusiliers' Reunion
    On a bright June day like this, 33 years ago, today, the Fitchburg Fusiliers marched down Main street to the old depot and took a train for Worcester where they, with the other companies of the 15th Mass. regiment went into camp at Camp Scott, remaining till Aug. 8, when they went to the front.
    The survivors of the company, with honorary members of the association and other friends, held their annual reunion at Whalom park, today. A good number of lady friends of the veterans were present.
    The business meeting was held in the grove at 11:30 a.m. The following officers and members of the company responded to roll call. Gen. John W. Kimball, Capt. Charles H. Eager, Lieut. J. Myron Goddard, Sergt. Walter A. Eames, Privates John R. Farnum, Artemas A. Gibson, William Gibson, Granville C. Hosmer, Wallace W. Holman, Edward S. Kendall, Herbert D. McIntire, Joseph B. Matthews, George G. Taylor, Henry F. Whittemore. Honorary members -- Harrington Sibley, Charles May, F. A. Monroe, Edward F. Kimball, Albert McIntire, Samuel Osborne, Elmer W. Holman, C. A. Tenney, C. H. Toomey, James Harrington.
    The record of the last meeting was read by the clerk, E. S. Kendall, and approved and the report of the treasurer showing a balance of $41.59 was accepted.
    The following officers were chosen -- Capt, John W. Kimball; first leiutenant, J. Myron Goddard, Wakefield; second lieutenant, Charles H. Eager, Belmont; clerk and treasurer, Edward S. Kendall, Westminster; auditors -- Gen. J. W. Kimball, Herbert D. McIntire, Artemas A. Gibson.
  • On 17 Mar 1895 his grandson, Robert Francis Graves, son of Albert E. Graves and Cora E. Taylor, was born at Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts.
  • On 23 Mar 1895 his married daughter, Cora E. Graves, died at Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, at age 28 of child bed fever.
  • On 11 May 1898 at "The Fitchburg Sentinel", Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, George Goodspeed Taylor was mentioned in an article as an original member of the Fitchburg Fusiliers.
  • He and Susan T. Willoughby were enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 16 Jun 1900 at Winchendon, Worcester County, Massachusetts, where they live in a rented home and he is a carpenter. Of the three children they had, none are still living in 1900.
  • From the Fitchburg Sentinel, 28 January 1901...
    "George G. Taylor, a war veteran, aged about 73 years, sustained a paralytic shock of his left side, Saturday. He is attended by Dr. Geddes, who has but little hope of his living but a few days."
  • George Goodspeed Taylor died on 31 Jan 1901 at Winchendon, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of apoplexy. He was 71 years, 2 months and 5 days old.
  • He was buried in Jan 1901 at Riverside Cemetery, Winchendon, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 5 Feb 1901 at "The Fitchburg Sentinel", Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, George was mentioned:
    "The funeral of George G. Taylor, whose death occurred, Thursday, from paralytic shock sustained the previous week, was held ??? G. A. Cooke officiating. Mr. Taylor was a war veteran, engaged in the battles of South Mountain, Antietam, Fredericksburg and Gettysburg, being wounded at Antietam."
  • In Feb 1901 Susan T. Taylor received a pension to surviving family member in Massachusetts based on George's service; his wife, received certificate number 512458.
  • On 29 Jun 1901 George Goodspeed Taylor was noted as deceased at the 40th reunion of Company B.
  • Susan, his wife, outlived George and died on 8 Nov 1913 at Winchendon, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 82.
  • Last Edited: 13 Apr 2016

Family: Susan T. Willoughby b. 24 Aug 1831, d. 8 Nov 1913

  • Cora E. Taylor b. 4 Dec 1866, d. 23 Mar 1895

Henry Thomas Taylor

b. 19 January 1835, d. 18 October 1868
  • Father: John Taylor b. between 1810 - 1811
  • Mother: Susan Newhall b. between 1812 - 1813
  • Company: A
  • Henry Thomas Taylor was born on 19 Jan 1835 at Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of John Taylor and Susan Newhall.
  • Henry Thomas Taylor was enumerated in the household of John Taylor and Susan Newhall in the 1850 US Federal Census on 20 Aug 1850 at Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    John Taylor, 39, combmaker, b. MA (as were all in the family)
    Susan, 37
    John F., 17
    **Henry, 15
    Walter N., 5/12
    William D. Carr, 26, laborer.
  • On 5 May 1857 Henry Thomas Taylor, 22, married Adeline W. Gates, 17, daughter of Samuel Gates and Abigail L. Chase, at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Henry gave his occupation as comb-maker.
  • In 1861 Henry was living at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Henry mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 26 years, 5 months and 23 days old.
  • On 25 Apr 1862 Henry ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to disability on account of rheumatism.

  • From Marvin's "History of Lancaster" - "His eyesight was injured by a bursting shell which filled his face with earth. He was in the battle at Ball's Bluff, and swam the river. (Credited to Leominster.)"
  • In 1868 Henry Thomas Taylor was piano maker.
  • He died on 18 Oct 1868 at Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of accidental death. He was 33 years, 8 months and 29 days old.
  • He was buried in Oct 1868 at Middle Cemetery, Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 21 Feb 1869 Henry's widow, Adeline W. Gates remarried to John H. Morgan at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for him and the second for her.
  • On 8 Oct 1878 Henry's widow, Adeline W. Gates remarried to Charles W. Conant at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for him and the third for her.
  • Henry Thomas Taylor's surviving family was enumerated in the household of Adeline W. Gates and Charles W. Conant in the 1880 US Federal Census on 3 Jun 1880 at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Conant, Charles W., 39, carpenter, b. NH
    ---, Adaline, 40, wife, dressmaking, b. MA
    Taylor, Burton G., 21, son-in-law, single, works in ??, b. MA.
  • On 2 Jun 1886 Henry and Adeline's son, Barton Gates Taylor married Frances Eva Le Geyt at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Henry's wife, Adeline W. Gates, died and was buried on 13 Nov 1907 at Evergreen Cemetery, Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 67 years and 9 months.
  • Last Edited: 13 Apr 2016

Family: Adeline W. Gates b. Feb 1840, d. 10 Nov 1907

  • Barton Gates Taylor b. 15 Jul 1858

Herbert D. Taylor

b. November 1842, d. 17 September 1925
  • Father: Sanford Taylor b. 25 Aug 1812, d. 30 Mar 1907
  • Mother: Angenette Mason b. 16 Oct 1817, d. 28 Mar 1881
  • Company: A
  • Herbert D. Taylor was born in Nov 1842 at Massachusetts, son of Sanford Taylor and Angenette Mason, probably in Palmer.
  • Herbert D. Taylor was enumerated in the household of Sanford Taylor and Angenette Mason in the 1850 US Federal Census on 10 Sep 1850 at Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Sandford Taylor, 38, dresser, b. CT
    Angenett, 33, b. MA (as were all the children)
    Eliza G., 9
    *Herbet D., 8
    Agnes, 3
    Emily J., 2.
  • In 1861 Herbert was living at Sterling, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Herbert gave his occupation as shoemaker.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Herbert mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as a Sergeant, being credited to the quota of Sterling, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 18 years and 8 months old.
  • On 1 Jan 1863 Herbert was promoted to Corporal.
  • On 3 Jul 1863 Herbert was wounded at The Battle of Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania.
  • On 22 Jul 1863 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Herbert D. Taylor was reported as wounded at Gettysburg.
  • On 1 Dec 1863 Herbert was promoted to Sergeant.
  • On 22 Jun 1864 Herbert was taken prisoner at Petersburg, Prince George County, Virginia.
  • On 24 Aug 1864 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Herbert D. Taylor was reported among the prisoners, for a total of four commissioned officers and seventy-seven enlisted men.
  • Between 1865 - 1866 Herbert D. Taylor married Elizabeth A. [--?--]
  • On 22 Apr 1865, Herbert was released from prison.
  • On 29 May 1865 Herbert ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts the 1870 roster makes no mention of him transferring to the 20th MVI.

  • On 14 Sep 1866 his infant daughter, Hattie Eudora Taylor, died at Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of cholera.
  • On 8 Feb 1871 his son, Harrie A. Taylor, died at Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 3 of scarlet fever.
  • Herbert D. Taylor and Elizabeth A. [--?--] were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census in Jun 1880 at Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, where he Works In Carpet Mill. There are no children enumerated in the household.
  • Herbert D. Taylor was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Walpole, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company A, noting that he was a prisoner at Andersonville.
  • He made application at Massachusetts for a veteran's pension on 30 Jun 1892, and received certificate number 1105748.
  • In 1896, Herbert was included in "The History of Clinton, Massachusetts."
  • He and Elizabeth A. [--?--] were enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 2 Jun 1900 at Walpole, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, as:
    Taylor, Herbert D., b. Nov 1842, married 34 years, b. MA (fath b. CT, mor b. MA, stationary engineer
    ---, Elizabeth A., wife, b. July 1849, both of her children deceased, b. Eng (as were her parents), emmig 1859.
  • On 21 Oct 1903 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Herbert D. Taylor attended the 37th annual regimental reunion with some eighty other veterans.
  • On 27 Oct 1910 at The State Mutual Building, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Herbert D. Taylor attended the 44th reunion of the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.
  • He died on 17 Sep 1925 at Walpole, Norfolk County, Massachusetts. He was 82 years and 10 months old.
  • He was buried in Sep 1925 at Evergreen Cemetery, Stoughton, Norfolk County, Massachusetts.
  • In Sep 1925 Elizabeth A. [--?--] received a pension to surviving family member in Massachusetts based on Herbert's service; and received certificate number 967403.
  • Last Edited: 19 Aug 2012

Family: Elizabeth A. [--?--] b. Jul 1849

  • Hattie Eudora Taylor b. 31 Jul 1866, d. 14 Sep 1866
  • Harrie A. Taylor b. 22 Jul 1867, d. 8 Feb 1871

James Taylor

b. June 1839, d. 16 June 1922
  • Father: Lawson Taylor b. 17 Feb 1810, d. 3 Apr 1885
  • Mother: Sabina W. Smith b. 1812
  • Company: D
  • James Taylor was born in Jun 1839 at Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island, son of Lawson Taylor and Sabina W. Smith.
  • His mother, Sabina W. Smith, died apparently.
  • James's widowed father, Lawson Taylor, remarried to Lorinah B. Howell.
  • James Taylor was enumerated in the household of Lawson Taylor and Lorinah B. Howell in the 1860 US Federal Census on 21 Jul 1860 at Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Lawson Taylor, 50, farmer, b. MA
    Lorenia, 48, b. MA
    **James, 21, mechanic, b. RI
    Hattie A., 7, b. MA.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, James gave his occupation as machinist.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 James mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 22 years and 1 month 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, James Taylor 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, James Taylor was listed with 195 other men among the prisoners taken at Ball's Bluff.
  • On 20 Nov 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, James Taylor was listed, with 88 other men of the 15th Massachusetts, as a prisoner at Richmond.
  • On 7 Dec 1862 James Taylor, 23, married Elizabeth H. Smith, daughter of Lewis Smith and Maria [--?--], at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • On 30 Dec 1862 James ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to disability.

  • He and Elizabeth H. Smith were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 2 Jun 1880 at Somerville, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, as:
    Taylor, James, 40, student (sic), b. RI (fat b. MA, mor b. VT)
    ---, Lizzie, 38, wife, b. ME (fat b. ME, mor b. RI.)
  • James Taylor was clergyman.
  • On 3 Jul 1883 Harriet E. Smith, his wife, died at North Adams, Berkshire County, Massachusetts.
  • On 4 Aug 1884 James Taylor, 45, married Emma Pauline Morey, daughter of Daniel C. Morey and Emily R. [--?--], at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, in a second marriage for him and the first for her.
  • James Taylor made application for a veteran's pension on 2 Aug 1905, and received certificate number 1113985.
  • He and Emma Pauline Morey were enumerated in the 1910 US Federal Census on 19 Apr 1910 at Middleboro, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, as:
    Taylor, James, 70, married second 25 years, b. RI (fath b. MA, mor b. VT), own income
    ---, Emma P., wife, 65, married 25 years, no children, b. MA (fath b. VT, mor b. MA.)
  • On 3 May 1912 Emma Pauline Morey, his wife, died at Norwell, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.
  • James Taylor was enumerated in the 1920 US Federal Census on 10 Jan 1920 at Warner, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, as:
    Taylor, James, boarder, 80, widower, b. RI (fat b. MA, mor b. VT), minister of New Church
    in the home of Charles H. and Alice Hardy (b. NH.)
  • He died on 16 Jun 1922 at Warner, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. He was 83 years old.
  • He was buried on 18 Jun 1922 at Pine Grove Cemetery, Warner, Merrimack County, New Hampshire.
  • Last Edited: 8 Jul 2013

Family 1: Elizabeth H. Smith b. 1842, d. 3 Jul 1883

Family 2: Emma Pauline Morey b. 1845, d. 3 May 1912

William E. Taylor

b. 20 February 1839, d. 25 January 1897
  • Father: William Taylor b. 30 Apr 1808, d. 22 Oct 1879
  • Mother: Susan H. Goodridge b. 1 Jul 1813, d. 25 Jan 1891
  • Company: B
  • William E. Taylor was born on 20 Feb 1839 at Winchendon, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of William Taylor and Susan H. Goodridge.
  • William E. Taylor was enumerated in the household of William Taylor and Susan H. Goodridge in the 1850 US Federal Census on 20 Sep 1850 at Winchendon, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    William Taylor, 49, carpenter, b. MA (as were all in the family)
    Susan, 34
    **William E., 10
    Bradley W., 6
    Wilber, 4.
  • William E. Taylor was enumerated in the household of William Taylor and Susan H. Goodridge in the 1860 US Federal Census on 12 Aug 1860 at Winchendon, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    William Taylor, 52, wheelwright, b. MA (as were all)
    Susan H., 46
    William E., 21, pail turner
    Bardly N., 18
    Wilbur F., 14.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, William gave his occupation as tub and pail maker.
  • In 1861 William was living at Winchendon, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 William mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Winchendon, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 22 years, 4 months and 22 days old.
  • On 22 Jun 1864 William was taken prisoner at Petersburg, Prince George County, Virginia.
  • On 25 Jun 1864, William was paroled.
  • On 28 Jul 1864 William ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts having fulfilled his term of service.

  • On 24 Aug 1864 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, William E. Taylor was reported among the prisoners, for a total of four commissioned officers and seventy-seven enlisted men.
  • Frederick Nichols considered that some of his most intimate comrades included Oscar Kendall, William Taylor, Frank Burrell (not 15th), and Daniel Carpenter.
  • On 4 Jul 1865 William E. Taylor, 26, married Myra M. Lovejoy, daughter of Luther Lovejoy, at Winchendon, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • An unknown person received a pension to surviving family member based on William's service; and received certificate number 317066 (Note: date is illegible.)
  • On 1 Jul 1879 at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, William E. Taylor attended the annual reunion of Company B, 15th Massachusetts, the Fitchburg Fisiliers. (Click icon to read the report in the Fitchburg Sentinel.)
  • He and Elmira M. Lovejoy were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 8 Jun 1880 at Winchendon, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Taylor, William E., 41, works in wood ??. b. MA (as were his parents)
    ---, Myra, 36, wife, b. MA (parents b. NH)
    ---, Harry M., 13, son
    ---, Susan H., 67, mother.
  • William E. Taylor 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, William E. Taylor 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 William E. Taylor included on the official government pension rolls for Fitchburg and Leominster, as published in the Fitchburg Sentinel.
  • In Jun 1886 William was living at Winchendon, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • He died on 25 Jan 1897 at Templeton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of enlargement of the heart. He was 57 years, 11 months and 5 days old.
  • He was buried in Jan 1897 at Greenlawn Cemetery, Templeton (Baldwinville), Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Elmira M. Lovejoy received a pension to surviving family member in Massachusetts based on William's service; his wife, and received certificate number 448673 (Note: date is illegible.)
  • Elmira, his wife, outlived William and died on 17 Apr 1913.
  • Last Edited: 13 Apr 2016

Family: Elmira M. Lovejoy b. 1845, d. 17 Apr 1913

  • Harry M. Taylor b. 14 Sep 1866

David H. Temple

b. 3 August 1826, d. 19 January 1877
  • Father: David Temple b. 1 Mar 1800, d. 23 Mar 1877
  • Mother: Eliza Guard b. 1800, d. 25 Aug 1865
  • Company: 1_SS
  • David H. Temple was born on 3 Aug 1826 at Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, son of David Temple and Eliza Guard.
  • On 26 Dec 1858 David H. Temple, 32, married Frances E. Foster, daughter of Joseph Foster, at Brighton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • David H. Temple was enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 7 Sep 1860 at Brighton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, as:
    David H. Temple, 33, butcher, b. MA
    in a boarding house owned by
    Dodwood Scates, 38, landlord, b. NH.
  • In 1861 David was living at Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment, David gave his occupation as Butcher.

  • On 3 Sep 1861 David H. Temple mustered into service with the 1st Company Massachusetts Sharpshooters. He was 35 years and 1 month old.
  • On 13 Mar 1862 at "Salem Register", Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts, David H. Temple was mentioned in an article about the bodyguard which returned the deceased General Lander to Salem for interment. He may have been included in a group photo believed to have been taken of the Sharpshooters selected to accompany General. The officer standing at the far left is Captain John "Jack" Saunders.
  • On 8 Sep 1864 David ended military service with the 1st Massachusetts Sharpshooters by discharge due to disability.

  • He was enumerated in the household of David Temple and Eliza Guard in the State census in 1865 at Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, as:
    David Temple, 65, farmer
    Eliza Temple, 65
    David H Temple, 40, butcher
    Julia A Barnes, 34.
  • David H. Temple was enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census in 1870 at Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, as David H. Temple, 40, laborer, b. MA, living alone, a few doors from his parents.
  • He died on 19 Jan 1877 at Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. He was 50 years, 5 months and 16 days old.
  • Note: his death record says he was a married man at the time of his death, but no trace of his wife has yet been found.
  • He was buried in Jan 1877 at Southborough Rural Cemetery, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • He left a will on 3 May 1877 which was probated in at Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
  • Last Edited: 18 May 2017

Family: Frances E. Foster b. 1840

Charles Augustus Tenney

b. 4 September 1839, d. 21 November 1915
  • Father: Gilman Tenney b. 9 Nov 1806, d. 29 Apr 1889
  • Mother: Mary Carter b. 6 Apr 1808, d. 24 Dec 1852
  • Company: C
  • Charles Augustus Tenney was born on 4 Sep 1839 at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Gilman Tenney and Mary Carter.
  • On 24 Dec 1852 his mother, Mary Carter, died at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 44.
  • On 7 Nov 1853 Charles's widowed father, Gilman Tenney, remarried to Hannah Clark.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Charles gave his occupation as chair-maker.
  • In 1861 Charles was living at Sterling, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Charles mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Sterling, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 21 years, 10 months and 8 days old.
  • On 21 Oct 1861 Charles was taken prisoner at The Battle of Ball's Bluff, Leesburg, Virginia.
  • On 30 Oct 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Charles Augustus Tenney was included, with 304 other men, among "The Killed Wounded and Missing of the Fifteenth Regiment," after Ball's Bluff.
  • On 20 Nov 1861 at "The Worcester Daily Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Charles A. Tenney was listed with 195 other men among the prisoners taken at Ball's Bluff.
  • On 16 May 1864 Charles was wounded on the foot.
  • On 28 Jul 1864 Charles ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts having fulfilled his term of service.

  • On 30 Nov 1869 Charles Augustus Tenney, 30, married Emma Frances Nelson, daughter of Cephas Nelson and Eunice Roper, at Sterling, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Charles Augustus Tenney and Emma Frances Nelson were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census in 1880 at Sterling, Worcester County, Massachusetts, where he Works In Chair Factory.
  • On 21 Oct 1880 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Charles Augustus Tenney attended the 14th annual reunion of the 15th Massachusetts Regiment.
  • On 26 Sep 1884 his daughter, Christine Nelson Tenney, died at Sterling, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 8.
  • In 1886 Charles was living at Pratt's Junction, Massachusetts.
  • In Jun 1886 Charles Augustus Tenney took part in the regimental reunion Excursion to the Battle-Fields of Gettysburg, PA., Antietam, MD., Ball's Bluff, Virginia and Washington, D.C.
  • He was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Sterling, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company C, noting that he had been a prisoner.
  • He made application at Massachusetts for a veteran's pension on 25 Aug 1890, and received certificate number 671994.
  • He and Emma Frances Nelson were enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 2 Jun 1900 at Sterling, Worcester County, Massachusetts, where he is a chair maker, and they live in a rented home. Of their three children, only two daughters are still living, and at this time still live at home.
  • On 18 Sep 1907 Charles and Emma's daughter, Helen Gertrude Tenney married George William Stuart at Sterling, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • On 21 Oct 1907 at Grand Army Hall, Worcester, Massachusetts, Charles Augustus Tenney attended the 41st annual regimental reunion and banquet on the 46th anniversary of the Battle of Ball's Bluff, as reported in the Fitchburg Sentinel the following day.
  • He and Emma Frances Nelson were enumerated in the 1910 US Federal Census on 28 Apr 1910 at Sterling, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Charles A Tenney, 70, chair maker
    Emma S., 63
    Anna, 37, phone operator.
  • On 27 Oct 1910 at The State Mutual Building, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Charles A. Tenney attended the 44th reunion of the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.
  • He died on 21 Nov 1915 at Sterling, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 76 years, 2 months and 17 days old.
  • He was buried in Nov 1915 at Oak Hill Cemetery, Sterling, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 14 Apr 1916 Emma Frances Nelson received a pension to surviving family member in Massachusetts based on Charles's service; and received certificate number 793761.
  • Emma, his wife, outlived Charles and died in 1920.
  • Last Edited: 13 Apr 2016

Family: Emma Frances Nelson b. Nov 1846, d. 1920

  • Anna Frances Tenney b. 17 Jan 1873, d. 1956
  • Christine Nelson Tenney b. 24 Aug 1876, d. 26 Sep 1884
  • Helen Gertrude Tenney b. Aug 1880

James Henry Tenney

b. 10 June 1838, d. 28 September 1913
  • Father: Linus Tenney b. 1805, d. 4 Jun 1854
  • Mother: Sally Elwell b. 2 Dec 1805, d. 19 Sep 1864
  • Company: B
  • James Henry Tenney was born on 10 Jun 1838 at Dudley, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Linus Tenney and Sally Elwell.
  • In 1862 James was living at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1862, James gave his occupation as mechanic.
  • On 9 Apr 1862 James Henry Tenney, 23, married Arabella Adeline Pritchard, 19, daughter of George W. Pritchard and Lydia Ann Carter, at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.

  • On 11 Aug 1862 James mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 24 years, 2 months and 1 day old.
  • On 3 Jul 1863 James was wounded at The Battle of Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania, in the leg.
  • On 22 Jul 1863 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, James Henry Tenney was reported as wounded at Gettysburg.
  • On 28 Jul 1864 James ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts having fulfilled his term of service.

  • On 15 Mar 1871 his infant daughter, Florence Mabelle Tenney, died at age 1.
  • James Henry Tenney made application for a veteran's pension on 15 Feb 1875, and received certificate number 135662.
  • On 1 Jul 1879 at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, James Henry Tenney attended the annual reunion of Company B, 15th Massachusetts, the Fitchburg Fisiliers. (Click icon to read the report in the Fitchburg Sentinel.)
  • In 1879 James Henry Tenney and Arabella Adeline Pritchard moved from Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, to Elgin, Illinois.
  • James Henry Tenney and Arabella Adeline Pritchard were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 7 Jun 1880 at Elgin, Cook County, Illinois, as:
    Tenny, James, 42, machinist, b. MA
    ---, Belle, 38, wife, b. NH
    ---, Edgar, 17, b. MA
    ---, Grace, 7, b. MA
    ---, Blanch, 3, b. MA
    ---, Ethel, 5/12, b. IL
    Pritchard, George, 22, bro-in-law, b. MA
    ---, Hattie, 18, sister-in-law, b. MA.
  • On 6 Jan 1884 his daughter, Ethel Tenney, died at age 4.
  • James Henry Tenney and Arabella Adeline Pritchard moved to Canton, Ohio.
  • On 6 Jan 1890 his son, Edgar James Tenney, died at age 26.
  • James and Arabella's daughter, Grace Elwell Tenney married Charles Edward Harrison.
  • On 23 Mar 1898 James and Arabella's daughter, Blanche Mack Tenney married Frank Morgan Boutelle.
  • James Henry Tenney and Arabella Adeline Pritchard were enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 5 Jun 1900 at Canton, Stark County, Ohio, of their five children, only two are still living.
  • James Henry Tenney and Arabella Adeline Pritchard moved to Massilon, Ohio.
  • On 4 Jul 1904 James Henry Tenney was mentioned in the obituary of Marcus R. Johnson at Ft. Wayne, Allen County, Indiana.
  • On 28 Jun 1905 James Henry Tenney wrote a letter to be read at the reunion of Company B.
  • On 22 Mar 1907 Arabella Adeline Pritchard, his wife, died at Massillon, Stark County, Ohio, at age 64 and was survived by her husband and two daughters.
  • James Henry Tenney died on 28 Sep 1913 at Perry, Stark County, Ohio. He was 75 years, 3 months and 18 days old.
  • He was buried in Sep 1913 at Massillon City Cemetery, Massillon, Stark County, Ohio, Section 11 Row 13, with his wife.
  • Last Edited: 18 Jun 2017

Family: Arabella Adeline Pritchard b. Oct 1842, d. 22 Mar 1907

  • Edgar James Tenney b. 2 Apr 1863, d. 6 Jan 1890
  • Florence Mabelle Tenney b. 30 Dec 1869, d. 15 Mar 1871
  • Grace Elwell Tenney b. 10 May 1873, d. 25 Aug 1929
  • Blanche Mack Tenney b. 26 Sep 1876, d. 11 Aug 1969
  • Ethel Tenney b. 18 Dec 1879, d. 6 Jan 1884

Whitney Tenney

b. between 1836 and 1837
  • Company: 1_SS
  • Whitney Tenney was born between 1836 - 1837.
  • In 1862 Whitney was living at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.

  • On 23 Oct 1862 Whitney Tenney mustered into service with the 1st Company Massachusetts Sharpshooters according to the 1870 AG report with no further information.
  • Last Edited: 19 Sep 2012

Leonard Everett Thayer

b. 6 January 1843, d. 3 February 1933
  • Father: Harvey Thayer b. 28 Jul 1803, d. 25 Apr 1846
  • Mother: Sally Everett b. 1804
  • Company: E
  • Leonard Everett Thayer was born on 6 Jan 1843 at Palmer, Hampden County, Massachusetts, son of Harvey Thayer and Sally Everett, grandson of Elijah and Huldah Thayer.
  • On 25 Apr 1846 his father, Harvey Thayer, died at Leicester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 42.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Leonard gave his occupation as student.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Leonard mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 18 years, 6 months and 6 days old.
  • On 12 Dec 1862 Leonard ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts at Falmouth, Stafford County, Virginia, discharged for disability.

  • On 11 Apr 1863 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Leonard Everett Thayer was included in the published list of Oxford volunteers.
  • On 4 Oct 1863 Leonard Everett Thayer, 20, married Susan Edna Moffet, 20, daughter of Rufus Moffitt and Hannah Weatherall, at Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Leonard Everett Thayer made application for a veteran's pension on 9 Jan 1864, and received certificate number 183882.
  • On 28 Jun 1870 at Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Leonard E. Thayer attended the 10th Annual reunion of Company E, 15th Massachusetts Regiment.
  • On 6 Jul 1872 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Reunions Sammel-Events was mentioned as having attended the fifth reunion of company E:
    The fifth annaual reunion of Co. E. 15th regiment Mass. vols. was held in Oxford Friday, the 28th of June. Twenty of the old members were present. Incidents of the war veterans were recalled affording much pleasure. An excellent diner was furnished by A. B. yeomans. A pleasant hour was passed in a call on Hon. Alexander DeWitt the following officers were elected for the year ensueing; president, B. B. Vassal; Vice Prsedents, Marquis E. Steere, Simeon H. Waters; Secretary and Treasurer, L. E. Thayer; Directors, A. B. Yeomans, Henry J. Ball, Wm. Y. Woodbury. Adjourned to meet in Oxford June 28, 1873. There have died from the company’s number during the year: Lieut J.M. Norcross, in Sutton March 20th 1872; Chas. H. Beatty, in Worcester March 6th, 1873; Cyrus J. Dodd, in Boston, March 3d, 1871.
  • On 27 Jun 1873 at Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Reunions Sammel-Events attended a meeting of the Co. E association:
    The sixth annual meeting of Co. E Association, 15th regiment Massachusetts Volunteers, DeWitt guards, was held in Oxford, Saturday, it being the anniversary of the departure of the company from the town to go into camp. The officers chosen for the ensuing year as as follows:
    President, B. B. Vassall; Vice Presidents, M. E. Steere and S. H. Walters; Secretary and Treasurer, L. E. Thayer; Directors, A. B. Yeomans, Henry J. Ball and Wm. Y. Woodbury. The meeting, after the election of officers, adjourned to meet in Oxford, June 27, 1874.
  • In 1879 Leonard and Susan Edna Moffet were living at Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 28 Jun 1879 at Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Leonard Everett Thayer attended the 12th annual reunion of Company E, 15th Massachusetts Infantry.
  • He and Susan Edna Moffet were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census in Jun 1880 at Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, where works as a Shoe Cutter. (Noted: no children are enumerated in the household.)
  • On 1 Jul 1881 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Leonard E. Thayer was reported as attending the fourteenth annual meeting of Co. E. Association, 15th Regiment, Mass. Vols.--
    From The Webster Times, July 1, 1881(Volume XXIII # 20)
    The fourteenth annual meeting of Co. E. Association, 15th Regiment, Mass. Vols., was held on Tuesday in Memorial Hall. The visiting comrades and guests were received at the depot by Post 27, L. E. Thayer, commander. Lieut. B. B. Vassal presided over the meeting. The day was one of great enjoyment to all the members of the association. Short addresses were made by Rev. Mr. Emmons, Dr. S. O. Paine, A. L. Joslin, G. P. Daniels, Rev. I. T. Johnson, B. B. Vassal, A. J. Kirby, G. H. Stevens, L. E. Thayer, also by Gen. Picket and Mr. A. Borden of Post 10 G. A. R.
    P. F. Murray read an interesting paper on the doings of the company while in service. George Hodges gave an account of his California trip, showing quite clearly that the ways of some “Californians” not “heathen chinee” are “peculiar.”
    At the business meeting the death of Capt Albert Prince and Fred A. Hall were reported. The following officers were chosen for the ensuing year: president B. B. Vassal; Vice-President Charles A. Bacon; Secretary and Treasurer L. E. Thayer; Directors Otis Hoyle; Edward Cudworth; John W. Humphrey.
    A nice repast was furnished at the expense of George Hodges, who received the thanks of those present for his generosity. Caterer Mars, of Worcester, attended to the wants of the inner man. At the head table was a handsome bouquet presented by a Worcester lady. The meeting was adjourned until June 28, 1882.
  • On 9 Jul 1886 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Leonard Everett Thayer was reported as having attended the 19th reunion of Company E, 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.
  • On 5 Jul 1889 at Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Leonard Everett Thayer attended a reunion of Company E; from The Webster Times, July 5, 1889 (Volume XXXI # 19),
    Reviving War Memories
    Twenty-eight years ago last Friday Company E, 15th regiment, left Oxford for the front, and , as is their usual custom, the surviving members of the company met at Oxford last Friday in reunion. The comrades met at the hall of Post No. 27 G. A. R. where these officers were selected:
    President--- Capt. B. B. Vassal
    Vice-President---Capt. Charles H. Watson
    Secretary and Treasurer---L. E. Thayer
    Directors, A. B. Yeomans, W. Y. Woodbury and Anthony Murphy.
    Comrades were present from Rhode Island and Maine and from various parts of Massachusetts, twenty-five in all being present. The roll was called and many letters from absent comrades were received.
    During the proceedings Rev. Albert Tyler created a sensation. He rose and said he had received a spiritual communication from Lieut. Nelson Bartholomew, who died in Philadelphia, in November 1861, on his way home. The message said that the spirit of Bartholomew was with them during the meeting, which was most enjoyable to him, and that he had the same love he had for his comrades as he had in 1861.
    The comrades adjourned to Memorial Hall for dinner, after which, Capt Vassal called the assemblage to order and gave an address of welcome. Capt. C. H. Watson, the first commander of the company, Comrades P. F. Murray, W. Y. Woodbury, A. B. Yeomans, L. E. Thayer, Rev. Albert Tyler, Rev. Ithiel Johnson and others were called on and spoke of personal experiences and memories which were brought up by the stories of others.
  • In 1890 at Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Leonard Everett Thayer was (or had been) a member of the Ferdinand Dexter G. A. R., Post 38, and a copy of his "personal war sketch" is now located in the Merrick Public Library.
  • Leonard submitted the following personal sketch with his membership.
    Grand Army of the Republic

    Personal War Sketch

    of

    Comrade Leonard E. Thayer

    Who was born the sixth day of January, A: D. 1843 in
    Palmer, County of Hampden, State of Massachusetts.

    He enlisted July 12, 1861 at Worcestr, mass as a Private of Co. E, 15h Mass Inft.

    He was engaged in the battle of Fair oaks and in the Peninsula Campaign.

    He was confined in hospitals at Frederick City, Md., Capitol, Washington, D.C. and Fort Schuyler, N. A. from Sep 20th to Dec 20th 1862.

    The most important event in his service was being frequently selected for hazardous duty.

    He was discharged Dec. 20, 1862 at Fort Schuyler, N. Y. on account of disability.
  • He was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company E, noting that he had been in Mechanicsville prison.
  • On 28 Jun 1890 at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Leonard Everett Thayer attended the 23rd annual reunion of Company E, 15th Massachusetts Infantry.
  • On 8 Jul 1892 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Leonard Everett Thayer was reported among those attending a reunion of Company E.
  • On 7 Jul 1893 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Leonard Everett Thayer was reported as attending the 26th annuel meeting of the Company E association. From The Webster Times, July 7, 1893(Volume XXXVI # 19)
    Company E. Association, 15th Regiment, M. V. M., held its 26th annual meeting in Memorial Hall last week. Roll Call at 11a. m., business meeting, 11:30; dinner at 1 p. m. prepared by Comrade Yeomans and wife. The survivors were called to order by President W. F. Miller. The roll call showed that the only death reported during the year was that of Patrick Feigan, who died in Boston, April 7, 1893, and was buried in St. Roch cemetery of Oxford.
    The following officers were elected for the coming year; President, W. F. Miller of Worcester; Vice President, P. F. Murray of Worcester; Secretary and Treasurer L. E. Thayer of Oxford; Directors, A. B. Yeomans of Oxford, John Humphrey of Oxford, and Oscar L. Guild of Lynn.
    Among the speakers were Rev. Albert Tyler who invoked the blessing; Capt. Murray of Worcester; Capt. B. B. Vassal of Worcester; Secretary L. E. Thayer of Oxford; Caleb F. Dudley; John Humphrey who left an arm at Antietam; Edward Lovely of Spencer; A. B. Hudson of Grafton; and Robert Lusty of Palmer who left a leg at Gettysburg.
  • He was a pall bearer at the burial of Andrew Burrell Yeomans on 31 Dec 1893 at North Cemetery, Main Street, Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 28 Jun 1894 at Grand Army Hall, Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Leonard Everett Thayer attended a reunion of Company E, as reported in the Worcester Daily Spy the following day.
  • On 27 Jun 1896 at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Leonard Everett Thayer attended a reunion of Company E. From The Webster Times, July 3, 1896(Volume XXXIX #18)
    The annual re-union of Co. E of the 15th regiment took place in Memorial Hall last Saturday. The roll call showed one more missing since their last meeting one year ago, this being Patrick Brennan of Webster. The following officers were elected: President Pelig F. Murray, Worcester; Vice-President Edward Cudworth, Rochdale; Secretary and treasurer, Leonard E. Thayer, Oxford; Directors, John W. Humphrey, of Oxford, Caleb F. Dudley, of North Natick, and Charles A. Baron, of Spencer. The fine dinner which was served by Landlord Bacon was followed by the customary smoke talk and reading of letters from members who were unable to be present.
  • He and Susan Edna Moffet were enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 2 Jun 1900 at Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, where it states that she has no issue.
  • On 21 Oct 1902 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Leonard Everett Thayer attended 36th annual reunion of the 15th Massachusetts Regiment Association.
  • On 21 Oct 1903 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Leonard E. Thayer attended the 37th annual regimental reunion with some eighty other veterans.
  • In 1906 Leonard was living at Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 5 Jul 1906 Leonard Everett Thayer attended the 39th annual reunion of the association of companies E and I.
  • On 20 Oct 1906 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Leonard Everett Thayer attended the 40th annual reunion of the 15th regiment association, with some 75 other veterans of the regiment. (Report believed to be from the Worcester Spy.)
  • On 10 Feb 1910 Susan Edna Moffet, his wife, died at Worcester City Hospital, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 66.
  • Leonard Everett Thayer and Susan Edna Moffet had no issue.
  • On 27 Oct 1910 at The State Mutual Building, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Leonard E. Thayer attended the 44th reunion of the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.
  • On 4 Jul 1912 at Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Leonard Everett Thayer attended the 45th annual reunion of the Companies E and I Association of the 15th Regiment.
  • He attended the funeral of Amos Bartlett in Dec 1912 at Mount Zion Cemetery (East Village), Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 7 Oct 1914 Leonard Everett Thayer, 71, married Grace Beatrice Kingsley, daughter of Richard H. Kingsley and Adeline S. Curtis, at Woodstock, Windsor County, Vermont.
  • On 13 Dec 1917 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Leonard was the subject of an article. (Volume 59 #37)
    G.A.R. Veteran Swings Ax At 75
    Leonard E. Thayer, Oxford, Maintains Youth, Health and Vigor. Exercises by Chopping in Woodlot.
    STURDY SPECIMEN
    Oxfords grand old man; Leonard E. Thayer, was in Webster Tuesday afternoon. It may be a little unfair, or at best a poorly selected choice of words to speak of Mr. Thayer as an old man, because he neither looks old, talks old, nor acts old. Unless he told you about it himself, you’d never suspect that he was in his 75th year and that he was a soldier in the Civil War.
    Mr. Thayer has a hobby that somehow doesn’t appeal to most folks nowadays, he likes to wend forth into his woodlot and chop wood. Not only that, but he says that wielding an ax is the very best exercise to give a healthy man an appetite. Lots of men would prefer to let the appetite worry along, unappeased, rather than tackle the chopping job.
    And so, with his 75th birthday coming along next month Mr. Thayer delights in what he calls light exercise chopping down, splitting and piling up every day or so, a few cords of wood. The tougher the wood the better this game G. A. R. veteran likes it. His favorite wood is oak and next to that ranks maple and hickory, poplar, pine and birch he sniffs to scorn as beneath the dignity of a real woodsman. He makes the chips fly whenever he drives his two- pound ax deeply into the shivering tree.
    Speaking with a Times man, Mr. Thayer said; “No. I can’t give you a sermon on what not to eat and drink or what to do or not to do to live a long and useful life. I eat and drink whatever I like and if I want a smoke I take it and I’m sure that if I wanted a drink, I’d take that too. I think that chopping wood is not only splendid exercise but is well paid labor the way choppers are paid nowadays and with the price of cordwood where it is. I figure I am earning from $4 to $6 dollars every day.. I chop for myself at the rate they are paying axmen these times, anywhere from $2.50 a cord upward. I don’t feel old at all and I am of the opinion that age is largely a matter of mental condition; if you think old you are old. If you think young , you can’t be older than your thoughts.”
    Mr. Thayer is a good example of what plenty of exercise, fresh air and wholesome habits will do for a man. He has always been a hard worker and his period of service in the Grand Army of the Republic nearly 60 years ago was an experience that steadied him for the later duties of life. He was proprietor of a large general store at oxford for many years, first in partnership as Thayer & Bowditch and then under his own name. Mr. Thayer's store had the unique distinction of location in the oldest Universalist church in the world, the old church on Main street, Oxford, where Hosea Ballou preached in 1800.
    In view of the facts that Federal fuel Commissioner James J. Storrow is advising all patriotic Americans to chop a cord of wood, Mr. Thayer's hobby of felling trees and working them up into stove length is timely and worthy of commendation.
  • He and Grace Beatrice Kingsley were enumerated in the 1920 US Federal Census on 27 Jan 1920 at Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Thayer, Leonard, head, 77
    ---, Grace K., wife, 43, b. VT
    and two boarders.
  • On 22 Oct 1926 at "The Webster Evening Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Leonard E. Thayer was mentioned as attending the 60th reunion of Company I.
  • On 7 Jan 1929, at "The Webster Evening Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Leonard was the subject of an article on the occasion of his 86th birthday: (Volume 6 # 81)
    Oxfords Only G. A. R. Veteran Observes 86th Birthday
    Leonard E. Thayer, Oxford’s only surviving veteran of the Civil War, celebrated his 86th birthday anniversary yesterday at his home on South Main street, and although no special observance was planned for Mr. Thayer, he was the recipient of many gifts in honor of the occasion.
    Among the gifts was a large box of fruit and candy from the Auxillary to the Sons of Union Veterans of Webster, a large cineraria from the members of Nathaniel Lyons Woman's Relief Corps of Webster and a box of candy and handkerchiefs from the members of the Charles Devens Woman’s Relief Corps of Oxford.
    Mr. Thayer is a member of Co. E. 15th Regiment of Massachusetts, and is the only member of this company left with the exception of Jas. Clifford of Clinton. He was for many years commander of Charles Devens Post, G. A. R., and held other offices in the post before it disbanded.
  • On 11 Oct 1929 at "The Webster Evening Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Leonard and Elias Benjamin Wakefield were the subjects of a G. A. R. article:
    from The Webster Evening Times, October 11, 1929(Volume 7 #10):
    E. B. WAKEFIELD ELECTED HEAD OF G. A. R. POST
    Elias B. Wakefield was elected commander of the Nathaniel Lyon Post, G. A. R., at a meeting held at the headquarters of the post on Negus street yesterday afternoon.
    Other officers elected were: Henry C. Phelps, senior vice commander: William Moore, junior vice commander: William Moore, Adjutant: William Moore, quarter master: Leonard E. Thayer, chaplain, Leonard E. Thayer, patriotic instructor: Edwin Spencer, officer of the guard.
    The following were appointed as trustees: L. E. Thayer, H. C. Phelps, William Moore, Charles M. Leavens of the Sons of Union Veterans was appointed secretary.
    All the surviving members of the post are most active and all comrades and officers of the post intend carrying on their work of service to the country by their appearance at Memorial Day and other events as they have in the past years.
  • Leonard Everett Thayer and Grace Beatrice Kingsley were enumerated in the 1930 U. S. Federal Census on 5 Apr 1930 at Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Thayer, Leonard E., head, 87
    ---, Grace K., wife, 53, age 37 at first marriage, b. VT
    Kingsley, Adeline S., mother-in-law, 82, widow, b. VT
    Barnard, Jane M., lodger, 75, b. MA.
  • On 7 Jan 1931 at "The Webster Evening Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Leonard was noted as the last survivor of the Charles Devins Post, G. A. R., when he celebrated his 88th birthday: (Volume 6 #80)
    OXFORD
    LEONARD E. THAYER RECEIVES GIFTS FOR 88TH BIRTHDAY

    Oxford. Jan. 7. Leonard E. Thayer, only survivor of the Charles Devins Post, G. A. R., of Oxford, and more recently affiliated with the Nathaniel Lyon Post of Webster, observed his 88th birthday, yesterday at his home, passing the day quietly. Many friends and neighbors came to the home to extend congratulations.
    Mr. Thayer was remembered on the day by the members of the Auxiliary to the Sons of Veterans of Webster, who brought a basket of fruit and candy and the Relief Corps of this town presented the veteran with a half dozen linen handkerchiefs. A pack of playing cards was the gift of the Charles Devens Relief Corps of Oxford.
    He is vice president of the 15th Regiment Association of Worcester County and chaplain and patriotic instructor of Nathaniel Lyon Post. During the Civil War he was a member of Co. E, 15th Massachusetts regiment, and held all the offices during the time he was affiliated with Charles Devens Post of Oxford.
  • On 22 Oct 1931 at "The Webster Evening Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Leonard E. Thayer was mentioned as having attended the 65th regimental reunion.
  • He died on 3 Feb 1933 at Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 90 years and 28 days old.
  • An obituary for Leonard Everett Thayer was published on 4 Feb 1933 at "The Webster Evening Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as follows: (Volume 10 #105)
    LEONARD THAYER G. A. R. VETERAN DIES IN OXFORD
    Last Survivor of Civil War in That Town.

    Oxford. Feb. 4- Death yesterday claimed Leonard E. Thayer, 90 the only veteran of the Civil war in this town, and reduced the ranks of Nathaniel Lyon Post of Webster to three members. He passed away at his home on South Main Street, his death coming at a time when he appeared to be recovering from an illness of the past several weeks.
    He was born in Palmer, son of Everett and Sally (Everett) Thayer, and had been a resident of Oxford for the past 81 years, and was in business here for 38 years, conducting a general store under the Universalist church. He also served as a notary public and justice of the peace over a 40 year period. Mr. Thayer retired from business 16 years ago.
    He enlisted in Co. E. 15th Massachusetts Regiment, and was the only survivor of that Company, although there are four other members of the regiment still living. He was a member of Charles Devens Post, G. A. R., until it disbanded and then joined Nathaniel Lyons Post of Webster, holding the office of chaplain. While a member of Charles Devens Post, he held the office of commander four times in addition to all other offices at various times.
    Mr. Thayer is survived by his wife, Grace (Kingsley) . Private funeral services will be conducted Sunday afternoon at 1:30 from the home with Rev. Harry G. Butler, pastor of the Methodist church officiating. A military service will be conducted at the grave by members of Oxford post, American Legion. Members of this organization will also act as bearers. Friends are invited to call at the home Sunday morning from 10 to 12 o’clock.
    Burial will be in the family lot in the North cemetery in charge of George Sessions & Sons Company of Worcester.
  • He was buried on 5 Feb 1933 at North Cemetery, Main Street, Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts,
    FUNERAL SERVICE HELD YESTERDAY FOR L. E. THAYER
    Oxford. Feb. 6. Funeral services were held yesterday afternoon at !:30 o’clock for Leonard E. Thayer, only surviving Civil War veteran in town, who passed away Friday at his home. The services were held at 1:30 this afternoon from the home and the Rev. H. G. Butler officiated. Military services were held at the grave under the direction of the American Legion post and the firing squad was composed of Charles L. Norcross, Avery Burlingame, Clarence Gage, John Dana, Albert J. Maynard Walter Lougee, Joseph Messier, Albert Supernant and Howard F. Carson.
    The bearers were, Commander Robert J. Vivian, Past Commander Leslie J. Chaffee, Joseph A. Amiot, Philip W. Joslin, Ernest R. Davis, A Joseph Rodier; Bugler Eleazer Mathieu. Burial took place in the family lot in charge of Undertaker George Sessions.
  • In 1935 Leonard's widow, Grace Beatrice Thayer, was incuded in the city directory at Oxford Massachusetts.
  • In 1948 Leonard's widow, Grace Beatrice Kingsley, was incuded in the city directory at Oxford Massachusetts.
  • Last Edited: 4 Aug 2016

Family 1: Susan Edna Moffet b. 3 Oct 1843, d. 10 Feb 1910

Family 2: Grace Beatrice Kingsley b. 1877

Royley Smith Thayer

b. 22 March 1818, d. 6 February 1884
  • Father: Adolphus Thayer b. 23 Oct 1790, d. before 1850
  • Mother: Martha (Patty) Wakefield b. 1795
  • Company: I
  • Royley Smith Thayer was born on 22 Mar 1818 at Thompson, Windham County, Connecticut, son of Adolphus Thayer and Martha (Patty) Wakefield.
  • Before 1850 his father, Adolphus Thayer, died.
  • Royley Smith Thayer was enumerated in the 1850 US Federal census on 19 Sep 1850 at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in the "Factory Boarding House", as:
    Riley Thayer, 25, operative, b. CT.
  • He was enumerated in the household of Martha (Patty) Wakefield in the 1850 US Federal Census on 14 Nov 1850 at Thompson, Windham County, Connecticut, apparently a second time as:
    Martha Thayer, 55, b. Thompson, CT
    **Riley, 33, mule spinner, b. Thompson, CT.
  • Royley Smith Thayer was enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 18 Jul 1860 at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Reyley Thayer, 46, spinner, b. CT
    in the boarding house of:
    Charles Lamb, 46, b. MA
    along with many others.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Royley gave his occupation as operative.
  • In 1861 Royley was living at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Riley mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 43 years, 3 months and 20 days old.
  • On 21 Oct 1861 Royley was taken prisoner at The Battle of Ball's Bluff, Leesburg, Virginia, noted as missing and presumed dead. "No further record," according to Ford's history. However, this seems hardly likely since he applied for a pension. And the MASSCW says he was later discharged.
  • John Floyd Maley wrote a letter to The Webster Times, listing his fellow prisoners, on 27 Oct 1861 from Richmond, Virginia, mentioning Royley Smith Thayer, as follows.
  • On 30 Oct 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Royley Smith Thayer 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 "The Webster Weekley Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Royley Smith Thayer was listed as a Company I casualty of Ball's Bluff.
  • On 9 Nov 1861 Royley Smith Thayer 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 20 Nov 1861 at "The Worcester Daily Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Riley Thayer was listed with 195 other men among the prisoners taken at Ball's Bluff.
  • On 9 Apr 1862 Royley ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by discharge.

  • He was enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 20 Jun 1870 at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Thayer, Riley, 52, works in cotton mill, b. CT
    ---, John J., 47, works in cotton mill, b. MA
    ---, Chloe, 48, b. MA
    ---, Lucien K., 24, gas fitter, b. MA
    ---, Almira M., 18, b. MA
    ---, Jerome, R., 15, b. NH
    ---, Alonzo M., 11, b. MA
    ---, Mary E., 9, b. MA
    Higgins, Joseph, 23, gas worker, b. Eng
    Summerss, George, 32, works in cotton mill, b. CT
    Thayer, Minnie, 24, works in cotton mill, b. CT.
  • He and Frank Singzinger 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.
  • Riley Thayer made application at Massachusetts for a veteran's pension on 19 Oct 1883, making application number 498079, but no certificate number is shown.
  • He died on 6 Feb 1884 at Thompson, Windham County, Connecticut, unmarried, of heart disease. He was 65 years, 10 months and 15 days old.
  • He was buried in Feb 1884 at Mount Zion Cemetery (East Village), Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 4 Jul 1907 Riley Thayer 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

Alexander Thompson

b. 1842, d. 17 September 1862
  • Company: E
  • Alexander Thompson was born about in 1842 at Ireland.
  • He was enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census in Jun 1860 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, possibly as:
    **Alexander Thompson, 18, wire-drawer, b. Ireland (as were all in household)
    Ann, 20
    Wm., 13
    Chas., 10
    Robert Wharton, 26, wire-drawer
    Joseph Wharton 29, wire-drawer.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Alexander gave his occupation as wire-drawer.

  • On 30 Jul 1861 Alexander mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 19 years old.
  • He died on 17 Sep 1862 at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland. He was 20 years old.
  • On 15 Jul 1874 Alexander Thompson was included on the Civil War memorial at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 17 Sep 1900 Alexander Thompson was included on the Civil War memorial at Antietam Battlefield, Sharpsburg, Maryland, with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, on the 35th anniversary of the battle. (Articles from the Fitchburg Sentinel about the planning for the memorial.)
  • Last Edited: 7 Dec 2016

Edward Thompson

b. between 1840 and 1841
  • Company: 1_SS
  • Edward Thompson was born between 1840 - 1841.
  • In 1862 Edward was living at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.

  • On 22 Oct 1862 Edward Thompson mustered into service with the 1st Company Massachusetts Sharpshooters according to the 1870 AG report with no further information.
  • Last Edited: 19 Sep 2012