John Berkley

b. between 1838 and 1839, d. 13 February 1863
  • Father: Joseph Berkley
  • Mother: Mary [--?--]
  • Company: 1_SS
  • John Berkley was born between 1838 - 1839 at St. Andrew, New Brunswick, Canada, son of Joseph Berkley and Mary [--?--].
  • On 21 Feb 1860 John Berkley married Sarah Elizabeth Kimball, 18, daughter of Jesse Kimball and Lydia Barnes, at North Andover, Essex County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • At the time of his enlistment, John gave his occupation as Farmer.
  • In 1861 John was living at North Andover, Essex County, Massachusetts.

  • On 2 Sep 1861 John Berkley mustered into service with the 1st Company Massachusetts Sharpshooters, being credited to the quota of Lynnfield, Essex County, Massachusetts.
  • On 13 Mar 1862 at "Salem Register", Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts, John Berkley 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 29 Oct 1862 John ended military service with the 1st Massachusetts Sharpshooters at Sandy Hook, Harford County, Maryland, by discharge, to enlist in the regular army.

  • Starting 29 Oct 1862, John also served in the 1st Engineers Battalion Regular Army, Company B.
  • He died on 13 Feb 1863 at Emory Hospital, Washington, DC, of consumption and measles.
  • On 27 Apr 1863 Sarah Elizabeth Kimball received a pension to surviving family member based on John's service; his wife received certificate number 2317, for his service in Company B, U. S. Engineers.
  • He and Sarah Elizabeth Kimball had no issue.
  • On 21 Dec 1867 John's widow, Sarah Elizabeth Kimball remarried to William H. Kimball at Danvers, Essex County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for him and the second for her.
  • On 31 May 1918 Sarah Elizabeth Kimball, his re-widowed wife, had her widow's pension reinstated, at the rate of $25 per month.
  • Sarah, his wife, outlived John and died on 24 Dec 1925 at age 84.
  • Last Edited: 9 Sep 2016

Family: Sarah Elizabeth Kimball b. 12 Apr 1841, d. 24 Dec 1925

Charles William Berry

b. 17 June 1843, d. 23 April 1907
  • Father: Nicholas Berry b. between 1816 - 1817
  • Mother: Ann Keene b. between 1818 - 1819, d. 28 Mar 1872
  • Company: G
  • Charles William Berry was born on 17 Jun 1843 at Marshfield, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, son of Nicholas Berry and Ann Keene.
  • Charles William Berry was enumerated in the household of Nicholas Berry and Ann Keene in the 1850 US Federal Census on 2 Aug 1850 at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, as:
    Nicholas Berry, 33, mariner, b. Switzerland
    Ann, 31, b. England
    Thomas E., 9, b. MA
    **Charles W., 6, b. MA
    Elizabeth B., 3, b. MA
    John F., 1, b. MA.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Charles gave his occupation as tinsmith, in the MASSCW; incorrectly as teamster, according to Ford.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Charles mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 18 years and 25 days old.
  • On 17 Sep 1862 Charles was wounded at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland, on the arm.
  • On 5 Feb 1863 Charles ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by discharge due to disability.

  • He made application for a veteran's pension on 12 Mar 1863, and received certificate number 10033.
  • On 8 Nov 1870 Charles William Berry, 27, married M. Frances Peers, daughter of Dixie Peers and Mary Jane Sullivan, at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Charles was a member of GAR Post # 181 (Galen Orr.)
  • He and Martha Frances Peers were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 7 Jun 1880 at Needham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, as:
    Berry, Chas. W., 35, stove dealer & tin sheet worker, b. MA (fath b. unknown; mor b. England)
    ---, Frances J.(sic), 24, b. MA (father b. England, mor b. Ireland
    ---, Charles F., 9, son, b. MA (as were all the children)
    ---, Ella, 7, daur
    ---, Josephine M., 5, daur
    ---, Hannah F., 3, daur
    Harrigan, Catherine, 21, tenant, servant, b. MA.
  • Charles William Berry was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Highlandville, Needham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, as a musician in Company G.
  • On 21 Oct 1903 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Charles W. Berry attended the 37th annual regimental reunion with some eighty other veterans.
  • On 19 Oct 1904 Charles and Martha's daughter, Ellen Gertrude Berry married Francis Durbin at Needham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • On 23 Jun 1905 Charles and Martha's daughter, Francies Annie Berry married John Alfred Oldson at Needham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • On 20 Oct 1906 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Charles William Berry 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.)
  • He died on 23 Apr 1907 at Needham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, of "electric car injuries". He was 63 years, 10 months and 6 days old.
  • He was buried on 25 Apr 1907 at Needham Cemetery, Needham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts.
  • On 4 May 1907 Martha Frances Berry received a pension to surviving family member, in Massachusetts based on Charles's service; his wife, receiving certificate number 65xxxx ; card difficult to read.
  • Charles's wife, Martha Frances Peers, died and was buried in Jan 1915 at Holy Cross Cemetery and Mausoleum, Malden, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
  • Last Edited: 3 Apr 2016

Family: Martha Frances Peers b. between 1845 - 1846, d. 1 Jan 1915

  • Charles F. Berry b. between 1870 - 1871
  • Ellen Gertrude Berry b. Feb 1873
  • Mary Josephine Berry b. 9 Mar 1875
  • Francies Annie Berry b. Dec 1877

Henry Lovett Berry

b. 21 March 1840, d. 7 May 1905
  • Father: Scotto Berry Jr. b. 1817, d. 19 Mar 1899
  • Mother: Mary Ann Lovet b. 22 Jul 1818, d. 3 Nov 1863
  • Company: E
  • Henry Lovett Berry was born on 21 Mar 1840 at Douglas, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Scotto Berry Jr. and Mary Ann Lovet.
  • Henry Lovett Berry was enumerated in the household of Scotto Berry Jr. and Mary Ann Lovet in the 1860 US Federal Census on 28 Jul 1860 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Scotto Berry, 42, cashier Mechanics Bk., b. MA
    Mary A., 42, b. RI
    **Henry L., 20, b. MA
    M. Florence, 15, b. MA
    Frank S., 8, b. MA
    F. Cora, 4, b. MA
    Alex De Witt, 2, b. MA
    Bridget Welch, 35, cook, b. Ireland
    Ann Higgins, 17, chamber maid, b. Ireland.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Henry gave his occupation as sailor.


  • On 30 Jul 1861 Henry mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 21 years, 4 months and 9 days old.
  • On 14 May 1863 Henry ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by transfer to the Western Flotilla, or due to disability.

  • Starting 8 Oct 1863, Henry also served in the 2nd Massachusetts Heavy Artillery Regiment, Co. F.
  • In 1864 Henry Lovett Berry was a seaman.
  • On 2 Feb 1864 Henry Lovett Berry, 23, married Laura M. Yott, daughter of Charles Yott, at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Starting 20 Jul 1865, Henry also served in the the 2nd MA HA.
  • In 1879 Henry was living at an unknown place.
  • On 5 Jul 1879 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Henry Lovett Berry was mentioned in the report on the 12th annual reunion of Company E, 15th Massachusetts Infantry.
  • He made application at Massachusetts for a veteran's pension on 9 Jan 1903, received certificate number 1064447.
  • On 11 Jan 1903 Henry Lovett Berry moved from Worcester, Massachusetts, to the Soldiers' Home in Chelsea.
  • Before 1905 Laura M. Yott, his wife, died.
  • In 1905 Henry Lovett Berry was a cook.
  • He died on 7 May 1905 at Soldiers' Home, Crest Avenue, Chelsea, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, of a concussion of the brain, having been thrown from a runaway team. He was 65 years, 1 month and 16 days old.
  • He was buried on 9 May 1905 at Rural Cemetery, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Henry Lovett Berry was was one of many soldiers who resided at one time or another at Soldiers' Home, Crest Avenue, Chelsea, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.
  • Last Edited: 16 Apr 2016

Family: Laura M. Yott b. between 1845 - 1846, d. before 1905

William Berry

b. 1825, d. 17 September 1862
  • Father: William Berry b. 1772
  • Company: 1_SS
  • William Berry was born in 1825 at Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts, son of William Berry.
  • On 24 Jan 1855 William Barry married Jane N. Ross, daughter of John Ross and Jane Neish, at Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, in a second marriage for him and the first for her.
  • William Berry was enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 13 Jul 1860 at Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, as Wm. Berry, 36, publisher, b. MA. For reasons unknown, his wife is enumerated with her parents in Somerville.
  • In 1861 William was living at Somerville, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment, William gave his occupation as Publisher.

  • On 19 Aug 1861 William Berry mustered into service with the 1st Company Massachusetts Sharpshooters as a Sergeant, being credited to the quota of Lynnfield, Essex County, Massachusetts. He was 36 years old.
  • William was promoted to Full 2nd Lieutenant.
  • On 4 Apr 1862 William was promoted to Full 1st Lieutenant.
  • He died on 17 Sep 1862 at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland, killed in battle and found dead on the field. He was 37 years old.
  • He was buried in Sep 1862 at Forest Hills Cemetery, Jamaica Plain, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, with an inscription reading:
    "First Lieut. Andrew Sharp Shooters, 15th Reg. Mass. Volunteers. Killed at the Battle of Antietam, Va. Sept 17, 1862, aged 37 years.
    Mr. B. was one of the founders of the Banner of Light with which he was committed until the breaking out of the civil war."
  • Note: the "Banner of Light", was a spiritualism periodical.
  • On 13 Oct 1862 Jane N. Ross received a pension to surviving family member based on William's service; his wife received certificate number 10463.
  • He and Jane N. Ross had no issue.
  • William Berry's surviving family was enumerated in the household of John Ross and Jane Neish in the 1870 US Federal Census on 18 Jun 1870 at Somerville, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, his wife, with her parents.
  • On 24 Dec 1877 at "Providence Daily Journal", Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island, Jane N. Ross, his wife, was the subject of a police report. (click icon to read.)
  • On 24 Dec 1877 from Providence RI - the following is reported: "Friend Wardell, The woman who draws pension as widow of Wm. Berry, late Lieut in 15th Mass -- is reported to be remarried to one Washburn and now lives in Pawtucket, RI. She has been so married for nearly five years past and formerly lived in Boston where remarriage took place. She admitted this as also her ?? hand did to ??, detective at Providence, RI, who ?? and will cheerfully give all the points in the case. Yours truly, R. Buayton."
  • On 28 Dec 1877 at "Pawtucket Gazette & Chronicle", Pawtucket, Providence County, Rhode Island, Jane N. Ross, his wife, was mentioned as follows: "Among those who practiced shoplifting in Providence the latter part of last week was Mrs. Jennie Washburn of Pawtucket. Two Providence officers visited her house on the Plains, where they found considerable property that seemed to be the fruit of holiday raids, and discovered moreover that the woman was drawing a pension from the United States as widow of Lieut. William Berry, 15th Massachusetts Volunteers. She seems to have done a wholesale business in shoplifting, as about a bushel of stolen goods were recovered by the officers."
  • On 8 Jan 1878 Jane N. Ross was the subject of an investigative report: (click icon to read.)
  • On 10 Jan 1878 a complaint was officially lodged by the Pensions Commission that Jane N. Berry, widow, had remarried or was living with a man while continuing to collect her pension. An investigation was begun.
  • On 24 Jun 1878 One Patrick Parker, policeman, age 32, signed an affidavit concerning his arrest of Jane N. Berry. (click icon to read.)
  • After the investigation, a report was filed by a special agent. (click icon to read.)
  • On 8 Jul 1878 The Pension Commission determined that there was not enough evidence to conclude that Jane N. Berry had in fact remarried.
  • On 17 Sep 1900 1st Lieut. William Berry 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.)
  • On 17 Jan 1901 Jane N. Ross denied having been married Leonard Washburn when his rightful widow wanted to claim a pension after his death, according to a note in Jane's own pension file.
  • Jane, his wife, outlived William and died on 21 Jan 1906 at Somerville, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
  • Last Edited: 18 Aug 2016

Family: Jane N. Ross b. between 1835 - 1836, d. 21 Jan 1906

Louis Berthiaume

b. July 1842, d. 17 February 1905
  • Father: Francois Berthiaume
  • Mother: Elizabeth Paquet
  • Company: D
  • Lewis Brigham was an alias used in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, according to his pension file.
  • Louis Berthiaume was born in Jul 1842 at Canada (French), son of Francois Berthiaume and Elizabeth Paquet.
  • Louis Berthiaume was enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 4 Jun 1860 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Lewis Brigham, 20, blacksmith, b. Canada
    living in the boarding house of:
    David Baker, 40, b. Canada.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1862, Louis gave his occupation as blacksmith.
  • In 1862 Louis was living at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 18 Feb 1862 Louis mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 19 years and 7 months old.
  • On 3 Feb 1863 Louis ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to disability.

  • On 19 Jul 1864 Tancrede Berthiaume married Celina Gaudette, 25, daughter of Michel Gaudet and Josephte Dupont, at Contrecoeur Ste-Trinité, Quebec, Canada.
  • Louis Berthiaume was a "forgeron" (blacksmith) at the time of his marriage.
  • He was included in the city directory at Contrecoeur, Vercheres County, Quebec, Canada, as a blacksmith (in Lovell's Province of Quebec Directory for 1871, John Lovell & Son, Montreal) in 1871.
  • He and Celina Gaudette were enumerated in the 1881 Canadian census in 1881 at Contrecoeur, Vercheres County, Quebec, Canada, where he is a "Forgeron", a blacksmith.
  • Louis Berthiaume made application for a veteran's pension on 15 Dec 1883, and received certificate number 456514.
  • He emigrated in 1886 from Canada presumably for a second time.
  • He and Celina Gaudette were enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 27 Jun 1900 at Ware, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, as:
    Berthaume, Louis, head, 59, married 35 years, b. Canada (as were all in the family), retired
    ---, Celina, wife, 60, eight of her 11 children are still living
    ---, Victoria, dau, 22
    ---, Phileas, son, 20
    ---, Elyear, son, 18
    ---, Odilan, son, 16.
  • Louis Berthiaume died on 17 Feb 1905 at Ware, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, of heart failure. He was 62 years and 7 months old.
  • He was buried on 20 Feb 1905 at Mount Carmel Cemetery, Ware, Hampshire County, Massachusetts.
  • On 8 Mar 1905 Celina or Alma G. Gaudette received a pension to surviving family member in Massachusetts based on Louis's service; his wife, received certificate number 607719.
  • Celina, his wife, outlived Louis and died on 7 Feb 1918 at Ware, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, at age 78.
  • Last Edited: 3 Apr 2016

Family: Celina Gaudette b. 29 Mar 1839, d. 7 Feb 1918

  • Louis Berthiaume b. between 1866 - 1867
  • Delvina Berthiaume b. between 1870 - 1871
  • Stanislas Berthiaume b. 1873
  • Melvina Berthiaume b. 1876
  • Victoria Berthiaume b. Feb 1878
  • Phileas Berthiaume b. Apr 1880
  • Elziar Berthiaume b. May 1882
  • Joseph Odilon Berthiaume b. 7 May 1884

Frederick Litchfield Bestwick

b. 23 March 1823, d. 19 June 1899
  • Father: John Bestwick b. 2 Sep 1789, d. 29 May 1874
  • Mother: Mary Litchfield b. 1794, d. 3 Mar 1868
  • Company: 1_SS
  • Frederick Litchfield Bestwick was born on 23 Mar 1823 at Medway, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, son of John Bestwick and Mary Litchfield.
  • On 11 Nov 1845 Frederick Litchfield Bestwick, 22, married Mary S. Thompson, 23, at Dedham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts.
  • Frederick Litchfield Bestwick and Mary S. Thompson were enumerated in the 1850 US Federal census on 1 Aug 1850 at Dedham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, as:
    Frederick L.. Bestwick, 27, harness maker, b. MA
    Mary, 28, b. ME
    Estella, 3/12, b. MA
    Harriet Johnson, 16, b. ME
    Sanford Boyde, 25, harness maker, b. MA
    Alfred Bestwick, 16, harness maker, b. MA.
  • On 2 Mar 1857 Mary S. Thompson, his wife, died at Dedham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, at age 35 of consumption.
  • On 19 Apr 1860 Frederick Litchfield Bestwick, 37, married Sarah Frances Hubbard, 18, daughter of John Hubbard and Sarah [--?--], at Dedham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, in a second marriage for him and the first for her.
  • At the time of his enlistment, Frederick gave his occupation as Carriage Maker.
  • In 1862 Frederick was living at Dedham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts.

  • On 10 Oct 1862 Frederick L. Bestwick mustered into service with the 1st Company Massachusetts Sharpshooters. He was 39 years, 6 months and 17 days old.
  • On 3 Sep 1864 Frederick ended military service with the 1st Massachusetts Sharpshooters by mustering out.

  • Frederick also served in the 19th Massachusetts Infantry according to the 1870 AG report.
  • He and Sarah Frances Hubbard were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 21 Jul 1870 at Dedham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, as:
    Bestwick, Frederick, L., 47, harness maker, b. MA
    ---, Sarah F, 30, b. MA
    ---, Mary L., 10, b. MA
    ---, Charles H., 3, b. A.
  • Frederick Litchfield Bestwick and Sarah Frances Hubbard were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 23 Jun 1880 at Beverly, Essex County, Massachusetts, as:
    Bestwick, Frederick L., 57, harness maker, b. MA (of English parents)
    ---, Sarah F., 40, wife, works in shoe shop, b. ME
    ---, Mary F., 19, daur, works in shoe shop, b. MA
    ---, Charles H., 12, son, b. MA.
  • On 8 Jan 1885 Frederick and Sarah's daughter, Mary Frances Bestwick married Edmund Putnam at Beverly, Essex County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • On 8 Nov 1888 Frederick and Sarah's son, Charles H. Bestwick married Clara Robinson Holway at Chelsea, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.
  • Frederick Litchfield Bestwick was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Norwood, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, as having served in the 1st Co. Andrews Sharpshooters.
  • He made application at Massachusetts for a veteran's pension on 8 Jul 1890, and received certificate number 612706.
  • He left a will on 25 Feb 1899 at Norwood, Norfolk County, Massachusetts.
  • He died on 19 Jun 1899. He was 76 years, 2 months and 27 days old.
  • He was buried in Jun 1899 at Old Village Cemetery, Dedham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, Lot BV2.
  • On 27 Jun 1899 Sarah Frances Hubbard received a pension to surviving family member in Massachusetts based on Frederick's service; his wife received certificate number 484636.
  • He left a will in 1899 which was probated in at Norwood, Norfolk County, Massachusetts.
  • Sarah Frances Hubbard survived Frederick and was buried in Apr 1915 in North Beverly Cemetery, at Beverly, Essex County, Massachusetts, Sub Division 3, Lot 62.
  • Last Edited: 1 Jun 2017

Family 1: Mary S. Thompson b. 12 Feb 1822, d. 2 Mar 1857

  • Isabella M. Bestwick b. between 1845 - 1846, d. 2 Sep 1848
  • Estella Bestwick b. 25 Apr 1850, d. 10 May 1910
  • Frederick Bestwick b. 1 Sep 1852
  • Albert G. Bestwick b. 15 May 1855, d. 7 Oct 1862

Family 2: Sarah Frances Hubbard b. Oct 1841, d. 29 Apr 1915

  • Mary Frances Bestwick b. 30 Oct 1860, d. 2 Aug 1911
  • Charles H. Bestwick b. 2 Mar 1867

Edward Spaulding Betterley

b. 8 December 1832, d. 27 October 1888
  • Father: George F. J. Betterley b. 1801, d. Jul 1875
  • Mother: Laura W. Wilder b. 13 Sep 1800, d. 1878
  • Company: A
  • Edward Spaulding Betterley was born on 8 Dec 1832 at Jaffrey, Cheshire County, New Hampshire, son of George F. J. Betterley and Laura W. Wilder.
  • On 19 Aug 1854 Edward Spaulding Betterley, 21, married Marietta Elizabeth Chaffin, 18, daughter of Charles Chandler Chaffin and Elisabeth Bailey, at West Boylston, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 8 Nov 1858 Edward's sister, C. C. Betterley, married C. W. Kendall at Winchendon, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Edward Spaulding Betterley and Marietta Elizabeth Chaffin were enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 24 Jul 1860 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Edward S. BETTERLY, 28, fish market, b. NH
    Marietta S., 25, b. NH
    Arthur RICHARDS, 28, bootmaker, b. MA (relationship if any, unknown)
    Francis H. CHAFFIN, 27, (f) shoe stitcher, b. MA (relationship if any, unknown.)
  • In 1861 Edward was living at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Edward gave his occupation as peddler.
  • Edward Spaulding Betterley and Frederick William Chaffin served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry brothers-in-law.
  • Edward Spaulding Betterley and Charles William Kendall, brothers-in-law, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.

  • On 2 Aug 1861 Edward mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 28 years, 7 months and 25 days old.
  • On 27 Jul 1864, Edward was transferred to the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, according to the 1870 roster. Ford's history says "transferred on detached service." However, there is no record of him in the 20th.
  • On 27 Jul 1864 Edward S. Betterley appeared on the muster rolls of the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as having officially transferred into the unit, but he was not assigned to a specific company.
  • On 5 Aug 1864 Edward ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts according to the MASSCW.

  • He and Marietta Elizabeth Chaffin were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 9 Jul 1870 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Edward and Marietta's daughter, Carrie C. Betterley married Robert W. Holman.
  • Edward Spaulding Betterley and Marietta Elizabeth Chaffin were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 17 Jun 1880 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Betterly, Edward S., 47, watchman in depot, b. NH (of NH parents)
    ---, Marietta E., 44, wife, b. NH
    ---, William J., 12 son, b. MA.
  • Edward Spaulding Betterley died on 27 Oct 1888 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 55 years, 10 months and 19 days old.
  • An obituary for Edward Spaulding Betterley was published on 28 Oct 1888 at "The Worcester Daily Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as follows:
    A Veteran Gone: Death of Sergt. Edward S. Betterly of the Old Fifteenth.
    The 15th Massachusetts regiment lost one of its most worthy members by the death of Edward S. Betterly of Co. A, which occurred yesterday. Comrad Bwetterly was present at the reunion of the 15th a week ago, and was in his usual health, which has not been good since his discharge from the service. He took cold on or about the day of the reunion, which, with his other pulmonary complaints, quickly carried him away.
    Comrade Betterly was 56 years of age. He was born in Jeffrey, N. H., in 1832. He came to Worcester previous to the war. On the departure of the 15th he enlisted in the Leominster company, Capt. Leonard Woods, afterwards Capt. H. L. Dudley. He served in the company until after the Peninsula Campaign under McClellan; at this time his health gave way and rather than receive a discharge from the service, he asked to be detailed to the ambulance corps, in which he served faithfully till the end of his term of enlistment. Capt. Searles, commanding the ambulance train, recommended Mr. Betterly in the highest terms and asked that a sergeant's warrant be given him, which was done.
    Comrade Betterly was next to the youngest of four brothers, all of whom entered the service of their country about the same time, in four different regiments and corps and all served three years, and were actively engaged. Not one of them received a wound. They were Wm. C. Betterly, 142d New York; Oscar A., 106th New York; Edward S., 15th Massachusetts; Orlando W., 11th New Hampshire.
    Comrade Betterly for more than 22 years has been a watchman at the depot and yards of the Norwich road. He has been a trusty servant and is highly spoken of by the officers of this branch of the New England road.
    For many years Mr. Betterly has been a worthy member of Post 10, G. A. R., in this city. The kindliness of his heart toward the bereaved and suffering led him to do many acts of benevolence and labor, he attending all the funerals of the post, volunteering his service in times of need, and thus imperiling his own health. Only a week ago he attended the reunion of his regiment, marched with the boys to the soldiers' monument, and then to the Bay State to attend the dinner and the post prandial exercises, and seemed to enjoy being with his comrades more than ever. Such days to him were sacred.
    Comrade Betterly's funeral will take place at the Pleasant Street Baptist Church Monday afternoon at 1 o'clock. The pastor, Rev. Mr. White, and Rev. J. F. Lovering, of the Old South Church will officiate. The Grand Army will send a delegation. The burial will take place at Holden, in the Chaflin family lot. Soldier, thy rest hath come.
  • He was buried on 29 Oct 1888 at Grove Cemetery, Holden, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in the Chaffin family lot.
  • On 11 Feb 1889 Marietta Elizabeth Chaffin received a pension to surviving family member in Massachusetts based on Edward's service; his wife, receiving certificate number 264823.
  • On 10 Mar 1899 his daughter, Carrie C. Betterley, died at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 37 of consumption.
  • Last Edited: 12 Jul 2016

Family: Marietta Elizabeth Chaffin b. 1 Oct 1835, d. 22 Jun 1919

  • Carrie C. Betterley b. 25 Mar 1861, d. 10 Mar 1899
  • William J. Betterley b. 1868

Thomas Milton Bickford

b. 6 April 1838, d. 20 June 1914
  • Company: D
  • Thomas Milton Bickford was born on 6 Apr 1838 at Augusta, Kennebec County, Maine.
  • He was enumerated in the household of Jacob Main and Charlotte Lila Ellis in the 1850 US Federal Census on 24 Jul 1850 at Belgrade, Kennebec County, Maine, as:
    Jacob Maine, 59, farmer, b. ME
    Charlotte, 48
    Patience Grant, 84
    Eliza A Firbush, 17
    **Thomas Bickford, 12 (relationship if any unknown.)
  • Thomas Milton Bickford was enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 26 Jun 1860 at Milford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Cutler Hitchcock, 59, boot clicker, b. MA
    Lucy A., 28, b. ME
    **Thomas Bickford, 22, breakman, b. ME.
  • In 1861 Thomas was living at Waterville, Kennebec County, Maine.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Thomas gave his occupation as railroad brakeman.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Thomas mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 23 years, 3 months and 6 days old.
  • On 1 Aug 1862 Thomas ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts according to 1870 roster. Ford's history says he deserted on this date, but a pension was issued.

  • In Sep 1862 Thomas was living at Belgrade, Kennebec County, Maine.
  • Starting 13 Oct 1862, Thomas also served in the 21st Maine Infantry, Company "B" as 1st Sergeant.
  • He ended his service on 25 Aug 1863 at Augusta, Kennebec County, Maine.
  • Starting 8 Feb 1865, Thomas also served in the 2nd California Cavalry, Company "A", as a 1st Sergeant.
  • He ended his service by discharge for disability about 1866 at Camp Babbitt, California.
  • Between 1875 - 1876 Thomas Milton Bickford married Mary Slack, daughter of Anthony Slack and Margaret O'Malia.
  • Thomas Milton Bickford made application for a veteran's pension on 10 Feb 1877, and received certificate number 180503.
  • He and Mary Slack were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 8 Jun 1880 at San Francisco, San Francisco County, California, as:
    Thomas Bickford, 37, mech. engineer, b. ME
    Mary, 31, wife, b. NY
    Jennie C., 3, daur, b. Oregon
    Charles, 1, son, b. CA
    Anna Slack, 22, sister-in-law, single, b. NY.
  • On 6 Jun 1885 his son, Thomas M. Bickford, died at San Francisco, San Francisco County, California, at age 3.
  • Thomas Milton Bickford was a member of Lincoln Post No. 1, G. A. R.
  • He and Mary Slack were enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 1 Jun 1900 at San Francisco, San Francisco County, California, as:
    Thos Bickford, 61, married 24 years, b. ME, stationary engineer
    Mary, 50, wife, both children living, b. NY
    Jennie, 22, single, b. Oregon
    Chas A., 20, 20, single, b. CA.
  • Thomas Milton Bickford and Mary Slack were enumerated in the 1910 US Federal Census on 15 Apr 1910 at San Francisco, San Francisco County, California, as:
    Thomas M Bickford, 75, married 1st 35 years, b. ME, engineer at U. S. Mint
    Mary, 60, wife, her one child is living, b. NY
    Jennie, 27, daur, single, b. Oregon, accountant
    Carrie Devato, 25, lodger, single, b. CA, typewriter in office.
  • Thomas Milton Bickford died on 20 Jun 1914 at San Francisco, San Francisco County, California. He was 76 years, 2 months and 14 days old.
  • An obituary for Thomas Milton Bickford was published as follows: in an unidentified San Francisco newspaper:
    Bickford -- In this city, June 20, Thomas M., dearly beloved husband of Mary Bickford, loving father of Jennie and the late Charles and Thomas Bickford and brother of Mrs. Orlia Cochran of Oakland, Me., a native of Augusta, Me., aged 76 years, 2 months, and 14 days. A member of Lincoln Post, No. 1, G. A. R..... Interment, Holy Cross Cemetery...
  • He was buried on 22 Jun 1914 at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery, Colma, San Mateo County, California.
  • On 30 Jun 1914 Mary Slack received a pension to surviving family member in California based on Thomas's service; his wife, receiving certificate number 799901.
  • Mary, his wife, outlived Thomas and died on 2 Mar 1920 at Sacramento, Sacramento County, California, at age 70.
  • He was mentioned in the obituary of Mary Slack
    Obit - In Sacramento, March 2, 1920, Mary Bickford, beloved wife of the late Thomas M. Bickford, loving mother of Mrs. Jennie Renwick of Sacramento and the late Charles Bickford, loving sister of Mrs. Anna S. Dickson, Mrs. Ella Ryden, Charles A. Slack and the late Jennie Cresswell, a native of New york, Aged 70 years 6 months and 16 days.
  • Last Edited: 16 Apr 2016

Family 1: Octavia McCartney b. 1845

Family 2: Mary Slack b. 16 Aug 1849, d. 2 Mar 1920

  • Jennie C. Bickford b. Nov 1877, d. 19 Apr 1962
  • Charles A. Bickford b. May 1880, d. 12 May 1907
  • Thomas M. Bickford b. 28 Dec 1881, d. 6 Jun 1885

William Sullivan Bickford

b. 28 September 1833, d. 21 January 1872
  • Father: William Millbury Bickford b. 24 Feb 1805, d. 10 May 1863
  • Mother: Mary Helen Derby b. 1803, d. 5 May 1841
  • Company: D
  • William Sullivan Bickford was born on 28 Sep 1833 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of William Millbury Bickford and Mary Helen Derby.
  • William Sullivan Bickford appeared on the census of 1840 in the household of William Millbury Bickford and Mary Helen Derby at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    W. M. Bickford//
    1 x male under 5;
    **1 x male 5 - 10;
    1 x male 30 - 40//
    1 x female 15 - 20; (Sarah Ward?)
    1 x female 30 - 40.
  • On 5 May 1841 his mother, Mary Helen Derby, died at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 8 Dec 1842 William's widowed father, William Millbury Bickford, remarried to Sarah Ward at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 4 Jul 1854 William Sullivan Bickford, 20, married Jennette Aitchison, daughter of William Aitchison and Jane [--?--], at Leicester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, William gave his occupation as clerk.
  • In 1862 William was living at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 1 Mar 1862 William mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 28 years, 5 months and 1 day old.
  • On 6 Dec 1862 William ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to disability.

  • On 10 May 1863 his father, William Millbury Bickford, died at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 58.
  • William Sullivan Bickford died on 21 Jan 1872 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of a kidney complaint. He was 38 years, 3 months and 24 days old.
  • He was buried in Jan 1872 at Rural Cemetery, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • William's son, William Derby Bickford married Nancy Elizabeth Fish.
  • Last Edited: 3 Apr 2016

Family: Jennette Aitchison b. between 1834 - 1835

  • William Derby Bickford b. 27 Jun 1856, d. 3 Mar 1939

Luke Emerson Bicknell

b. 29 October 1839, d. 19 April 1888

Luke Emerson Bicknell
  • Father: Loren Bicknell b. 28 Sep 1807, d. 27 Nov 1879
  • Mother: Mary Ann Abbot b. 1 Apr 1817, d. 21 Jun 1901
  • Company: 1_SS
  • Luke Emerson Bicknell was also known as Emerson L. Bicknell.
  • He was born on 29 Oct 1839 at Windsor, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, son of Loren Bicknell and Mary Ann Abbot.
  • Luke Emerson Bicknell was enumerated in the household of Loren Bicknell and Mary Ann Abbot in the 1860 US Federal Census on 29 Jun 1860 at Windsor, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, as:
    Loren Bicknell, 53, farmer, b. MA (as were all)
    Mary A., 43
    **Luke E., 20, scholar
    Dwight C. Pierce, 21, farm labor.
  • At the time of his enlistment, Luke gave his occupation as Student.
  • Starting 15 Apr 1861, Emerson also served in the 8th Massachusetts Infantry, Company K.
  • He ended his service with the 8th Massachusetts Infantry, Company K on 1 Aug 1861 at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.

  • On 3 Sep 1861 Emerson Bicknell mustered into service with the 1st Company Massachusetts Sharpshooters as a Sergeant, being credited to the quota of Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts. He was 21 years, 10 months and 5 days old.
  • On 19 Sep 1862 Emerson was promoted to 2nd Lieutenant.
  • On 4 Feb 1863 L. Emerson Bicknell, 23, married Lucretia Tower Pierce, 19, daughter of Almond T. Pierce and Betsey D. Tower, at Hinsdale, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • On 18 Jul 1863 Luke ended military service with the 1st Massachusetts Sharpshooters discharged for disability.

  • He made application for a veteran's pension in Sep 1866, and received certificate number 78574, for his service in the 1st Co. Andrews Sharpshooters.
  • On 15 Apr 1869 his infant son, Charles Bicknell, died at Windsor, Berkshire County, Massachusetts.
  • Luke Emerson Bicknell and Lucretia Tower Pierce were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 2 Jun 1870 at Saint Joseph, Berrien County, Michigan, as:
    Bicknell, L. E., 30, fouring mill, $2000 real estate, $4000 personal estate, b. MA (as were all in the family)
    ---, Lucretia T., 25
    ---, Clara T., 5
    ---, Mabel, 3
    ---, Freddy, 2.
  • Luke Emerson Bicknell and Lucretia Tower Pierce were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 5 Jun 1880 at Cummington, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, as:
    Bicknell, Luke E., 40, drygoods market, b. MA of MA parents (as were all)
    ---, Lucretia T., 36, wife
    ---, Clara E., 15, daur
    ---, Mabel M., 14, daur
    ---, Freddie O., 12, son
    ---, Harry E., 9. son
    ---, Bennie H., 6, son
    ---, John, 3, son.
  • On 3 Jul 1887 Luke and Lucretia's daughter, Clara Eugenie Bicknell married Alpheus H. Allen at Cummington, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Luke Emerson Bicknell died on 19 Apr 1888 at West Cummington, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, of laryngeal phthisis, from which he had suffered for two years. He was 48 years, 5 months and 21 days old.
  • He was buried in Apr 1888 at West Cummington Cemetery, West Cummington, Hampshire County, Massachusetts.
  • On 19 May 1888 Lucretia Tower Pierce received a pension to surviving family member in Massachusetts based on Luke's service; and received certificate number 273730.
  • On 25 Dec 1888 Luke and Lucretia's daughter, Mabel Marion Bicknell married Albert Matson Belden at West Cummington, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Lucretia Tower Pierce was enumerated as the widow of L. Emerson Bicknell, in the 1890 Veterans' Schedules of the US Federal Census in Jun 1890 at Cummington, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, noting that he was wounded in the lung.
  • In 1913 Luke Emerson Bicknell was included in a Bicknell genealogy:
    From the History and genealogy of the Bicknell family , by T. W. Bicknell, 1913
    Luke Emerson Bicknell
    Luke Emerson Bicknell (668), was born in the town of Windsor, Oct. 27, 1839, the son of Loring, and Mary A. Bicknell. When he was 15 years old he worked in a clothing store in Boston for three years. He attended the Hinsdale Academy and after teaching one term in the town of Windsor he went to Chelsea, Mass., to prepare himself to enter Harvard College the following year, but the war broke out in the spring of 1861 and he was one of the first to enlist in the 8th Massachusetts Regiment for three months.
    After the expiration of his enlistment in the 8th Massachusetts he reinlisted in the 1st Co. Andrews Sharpshooters for three years as a sergeant. Just after the battle of Antietam, in September, 1862, he received a commission as secont lieutenant. He was severely wounded through the hip at the battle of Antietam, and left on the battle field for dead, but later was taken to a barn in Frederick, Md., where he remained until the last of December, when he secured a furlough and came home.
    After a few months he was married to Lucretia L. Pierce. About the first of April he returned to his company and was with the army until after the battle of Gettysburg, when on account of not being able to march with his company he received his discharge.
    After conducting business in Iowa and Illinois, he returned to West Cummington, Mass., to carry on a store and the town post office. He was a radical in politics and in temperance and a man of strong and decided convictions.
  • Lucretia, his wife, outlived Luke and died on 26 Aug 1932 at Dalton, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, at age 89.
  • Last Edited: 3 Apr 2016

Family: Lucretia Tower Pierce b. 15 Jun 1843, d. 26 Aug 1932

  • Clara Eugenie Bicknell b. 15 Feb 1865, d. 1954
  • Mabel Marion Bicknell b. 21 Jan 1866, d. 27 Jan 1900
  • Fred Orlando Bicknell b. 6 Mar 1868, d. 14 Nov 1958
  • Charles Bicknell b. 15 Apr 1869, d. 15 Apr 1869
  • Harry Emerson Bicknell b. 26 Dec 1870, d. 3 Aug 1947
  • Benjamin Humphrey Bicknell b. 8 Aug 1873, d. 9 Dec 1965
  • Gertrude Sarah Bicknell b. 19 Mar 1876, d. 17 May 1879
  • Rev. John Bicknell b. 26 May 1877, d. 1936
  • Raymond Eugene Bicknell b. 22 Jun 1880, d. 15 Nov 1945

Elisha Tyler Bigelow

b. 15 May 1844, d. 7 July 1862
  • Father: Charles N. Bigelow b. 2 Feb 1802, d. 11 Jun 1853
  • Mother: Orel Talbot b. 28 Nov 1809
  • Company: I
  • Elisha Tyler Bigelow was born on 15 May 1844 at Griswold, New London County, Connecticut, son of Charles N. Bigelow and Orel Talbot.
  • Elisha Tyler Bigelow was enumerated in the household of Charles N. Bigelow and Orel Talbot in the 1850 US Federal Census on 23 Sep 1850 at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Charles Bigelow, 47, operative, b. VT
    Orrel, b. CT
    Jos., b. MA
    Aurila, 19, b. MA
    Jas.,14, b. CT
    E. Frances, 12, b. MA
    Chas. H., 10, b. CT
    Sarah H., 8, b. CT
    **Elisha Y., 5, b. CT
    Owen, 3, b. MA.
  • On 11 Jun 1853 his father, Charles N. Bigelow, died at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 51.
  • On 6 Jul 1858 Elisha's widowed mother, Orel Talbot, remarried to Milton George, 48, at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Elisha Tyler Bigelow was enumerated in the household of Milton George and Orel Talbot in the 1860 US Federal Census on 9 Jul 1860 at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as follows:
    Milton George, 53, brick mason, b. CT
    Orielle, 44, b. CT
    Charles Bigelow, 20, baker, b. CT
    Sarah, 19, b. CT
    **Elisha, 16, b. CT
    Owen, 13, b. MA
    Willie, 7, b. MA
    Andrew George, 9, b. MA.
  • In 1861 Elisha was living at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Elisha gave his occupation as shoemaker.

  • On 15 May 1861 Elisha mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry. He was 17 years old.
  • On 9 Nov 1861 Elisha Tyler Bigelow was mentioned, along with 95 other men of the 15th Massachusetts, in a report of 9 Nov 1861 to the Webster Times, by F. Q. Robinson, concerning the aftermath of Ball's Bluff and reporting his status.
  • He died on 7 Jul 1862 at Harrison's Landing, Virginia. He was 18 years, 1 month and 22 days old.
  • An obituary for Elisha Tyler Bigelow was published on 19 Jul 1862 at "The Webster Weekley Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as follows:
    Death of a Webster Volunteer
    "Died--- At Rollan Mills, Va., near Harrison Landing, on the morning of the 7th inst. of sun stroke. Elisha F. Bigelow, of Webster Mass, aged 18 years. A true soldier and lover of his country."
    Such was the simple but touching announcement, contained in a letter recently received from one of the comrades of the deceased, of the death of a young man who early enlisted in the service of his country from this town. Although not personally acquainted with the deceased, we judge from the representations of those who knew him most intimately that he was an ardent and enthusiastic patriot, and one that was ready to answer to the demands of his country, at home or on the battlefield.
    Although he escaped death directly by the hands of the rebels, and passed safely the ordeal of the most terrible engagements on record , it was but to die almost in sight of the battlefield . His constitution was not sufficient to withstand the severe exhaustion of a fatiguing retreat, over a toilsome route, and under the rays of a burning sun, and he sank down bewildered, to find rest from his labors in the grave. Peace to the ashes of the young patriot, and honor to his memory.
    Lucius H. Briggs, one of the comrades of the deceased, in Company I , thus alludes to the death of young Bigelow in a letter received by us a few days since:
    Near Harrisons Landing Virginia July 7th , 1862
    It pains me to inform you of the death of one of our earliest and best esteemed members, Elisha F. Bigelow, which occurred early this morning, and was occasioned by sun stroke during our late retreat . I am proud to state that he was a soldier who understood his duty , and who performed it when required with a will ; and although not killed in battle he was never missing. He died with all the zeal of a true soldier, and with the assurance that he would be received in the other world , by the Great Commander , with outstretched arms and open heart. Please inform his friends of his death , if they have not already learned of it ;and state to them that he is greatly lamented by his comrades , who all heartily sympathize with the dear ones at home in their bereavement.
    L. H. Briggs

    Since the above was received, a letter has been handed us from P. M. George, also a member of company I which we copy entire, as it details many interesting facts connected with the death and burial of the young man alluded to. The letter was addressed to the mother of the deceased :
    Near Harrisons Landing Va. July10, 1862
    I suppose that before this you have heard of the death of your son, Elisha, as Corporal Blasland wrote on the 8th inst. to Mrs. Bartlett (a sister, Arvilla) also to Charles ( a brother ), informing them of his death. He died on the morning of the 7th at 2 o’ clock . The cause of his death was sunstroke and exhaustion. I think it was on the morning of the 1st inst. that he was first obliged to leave the ranks by reason of sickness.
    The day before we fought the battle of White Oak Swamp . At the time the engagement commenced our regiment was some distance from the field of action, and consequently we had to come up at doublequick. It was a very hot day. We marched all that night, halted next morning, and slept awhile , after which we marched out, and formed in line of battle. It was here that Elisha remained back, sick with headache and exhaustion. We did not see him again for two days--- I think --- before he died. He had wandered around, among scores of regiments, trying to find his own, walking back and forth a number of miles through the heat and mud.
    All the Company feel very bad about his death; for all , both officers and men, thought much of Elisha.
    After I had commenced writing this, our Captain came along , and required me particularly to write to you, stating how much he felt attached to the young man. We looked after his effects, but found nothing that can be sent home. He had no money, for we have not been paid off in some time .
    I took charge of his burial. The Captain and myself chose a pleasant spot for the grave, on high ground. I marked the grave as well as I could, so that if you should ever wish to remove the body, you could easily find it . It is about one mile from Harrison Landing on the James River, in the edge of a wood . In the grave and about six inches from the surface of the ground , I placed a stick six inches thick the entire length of the grave. The spot is near a large cottage house, painted white; also near a large flour mill, and within a short distance of the stream that runs the mill--- which is known as “Rollan Mills “. The place could easily be found, as I constructed a railing around the grave to mark it.
    I have stated the circumstances as accurately as possible, and will now bid you a hasty and respectful adieu.
    P. M. George

    ---We are informed that services occasioned by the death of young Bigelow will be held at the Methodist Church in this town on Sunday afternoon.
  • He was buried on 20 Jul 1862 at Mount Zion Cemetery (East Village), Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 26 Jul 1862 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, a report of his memorial service was published
    :Exercises at the Methodist Church Last Sabbath
    Appropriate exercises occasioned by the death of Elisha Bigelow, of the Webster Volunteers, were held at the Methodist Church in this place last Sunday, conducted principally by the pastor, Rev. Mr. Cromack.
    Circumstances prevented our attendance, but we hear he discourse spoken of in very flattering terms. The speaker selected his text from the 29th verse of the 27th chapter of first Samuel, “Is there not a cause?” After appropriate remarks directed to the friends of the deceased, Mr. Cromack turned directly to the subject of the war. He recounted the history of the rebellion, the sacrifices which the nation have been called to offer, the anguish and bereavement which it has cost, and in the words of his text inquired “Is there not a cause?” “Why,” continued the speaker, “are these stricken ones here to-day in the habiliments of mourning? Why this assemblage of sympathizing friends? Why do I stand before you, a sorrowing father, momentarily expecting to learn the death of a wounded and dying son?
    Why are thousands to-day, all over our land, refusing to be comforted in the loss of those who were near and dear? Is there not a cause’ for all of this? He thought that an answer might be found to the query in the past history of our nation. The unblushing depravity of a government which would legalize the traffic in flesh and blood needed chastisement at the hand of God. That chastisement we are now receiving.
    It would be useless for us to attempt a report of the discourse. It was a sound, truthful and seasonable production, which could be faithfully detailed only by a close and attentive listener.
    The Congregational and Baptist churches were closed during the afternoon, to enable their congregations to attend the Methodist.
  • On 18 Jun 1880 Orel George applied for a pension to surviving family member, based on Elisha's service; his mother, with application number 268826, but no certificate is recorded.
  • On 4 Jul 1907 Elisha Tyler Bigelow 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: 16 Apr 2016

Henry Grove Bigelow

b. 22 October 1841, d. 17 November 1936

Henry G. Bigelow
  • Father: Lewis Bigelow b. 31 Aug 1808, d. 15 Mar 1885
  • Mother: Phoebe Tryphosa Davis b. 25 Nov 1811, d. 12 Sep 1863
  • Company: D
  • Henry Grove Bigelow was born on 22 Oct 1841 at Paxton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Lewis Bigelow and Phoebe Tryphosa Davis.
  • Henry Grove Bigelow was enumerated in the household of Lewis Bigelow and Phoebe Tryphosa Davis in the 1850 US Federal Census on 17 Sep 1850 at Paxton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Lewis BIGELOW, 42, Bootmaker, 1600, b. MA (as are all)
    Phoebe T., 39,
    Edward D., 14
    Chas. G., 11
    **Henry G., 8
    George S., 6
    Phoebe M., 2/12.
  • In 1861 Henry was living at Paxton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Henry gave his occupation as clerk.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Henry mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as a Sergeant-Major, being credited to the quota of Paxton, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 19 years, 8 months and 20 days old.
  • On 23 Dec 1861 Henry was promoted to Sergeant-Major.
  • On 3 Sep 1862 Edward Davis Bigelow, his brother, served in the 51st Massachusetts Infantry, mustering out on 27 Jul 1863 at Worcester.
  • On 17 Sep 1862 Henry was wounded on the thigh.
  • On 26 Sep 1862 at "The Worcester Daily Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Henry 's wound was noted: "We learn, since publishing yesterday the list of killed and wounded of the Massachusetts 15th regiment, that Henry G. Bigelow sergeant major of the regiment was dangerously wounded by a raking shot in the thigh. He was formerly clerk in the Central Bank."
  • On 28 Oct 1862 Henry was promoted to 2nd Lieutenant.
  • On 27 Jan 1863 Henry was promoted to 1st Lieutenant.
  • On 9 Feb 1863 at "The Worcester Daily Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Henry Grove Bigelow was mentioned in an article about promotions.
  • On 15 Mar 1863 transferred to the Veterans' Reserve Corps.
  • On 6 Apr 1863 at "The Worcester Daily Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Henry Grove Bigelow was mentioned in an article about promotions.
  • On 10 Apr 1863 at "The Southbridge Journal", Worcester County, Massachusetts, Henry Grove Bigelow was mentioned in an article listing commissions and officer promotions in the regiment, as well as which discharged or deceased officers they replaced.
  • He attended the funeral of George Hull Ward on 8 Jul 1863 at Rural Cemetery, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 28 Aug 1863 Henry ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to disability from wounds, by Special Order number 387.

  • On 12 Sep 1863 his mother, Phoebe Tryphosa Davis, died at Paxton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 51.
  • Henry Grove Bigelow made application for a veteran's pension on 2 Feb 1864, received certificate number 28433.
  • On 2 Oct 1864 Henry's widowed father, Lewis Bigelow, remarried to Hannah Howard at Paxton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 21 Oct 1864 at The Bay State House, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Henry Grove Bigelow wrote a letter read at the First Annual Reunion of the Fifteenth Regiment Association.
  • On 24 Oct 1869 Henry Grove Bigelow, 28, married Amanda M. Hopkins, daughter of Moses B. Hopkins and Loriane C. [--?--], at Grand Haven, Ottawa County, Michigan.
  • Henry Grove Bigelow and Amanda M. Hopkins were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 12 Jul 1870 at Grand Haven, Ottawa County, Michigan, as:
    Biglow, Henry, 30, clerk in bank, b. MA
    ---, Amanda, 26, b. OH
    Hopkins, Leonora, 40, b. OH
    ---, Monroe, 14, b. MI
    ---, Barret, 5, b. MI
    Ingalls (?), Sarah, 20, b. MI.
  • On 27 Jul 1870 Amanda M. Hopkins, his wife, died at Grand Haven, Ottawa County, Ohio.
  • On 16 Oct 1872 Henry Grove Bigelow, 30, married Clarissa Eva Tibbits, 28, daughter of John Smith Tibbits and Charlotte Owen Noble, at Livonia, Wayne County, Michigan.
  • Henry Grove Bigelow and Clarissa Eva Tibbits were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 10 Jun 1880 at Grand Haven, Ottawa County, Michigan, as:
    Bigelow, Henry G., 38, married (prev. widowed), clerk and sec MB Co., b. MA
    ---, Clarissa E., 36, wife, b. MI
    ---, Mary L., 2, daur, b. MI
    Tibbits, Emma H., 31, sister-in-law, single, school teacher, b. MI
    ---, Charlotte O., 55, mor-in-law, widow, b. VT
    McMay, Anna, 23, servant, single, b. Holland.
  • Henry Grove Bigelow was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Muskegon, Muskegon County, Michigan, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, as a musician in Company D, where he was shot through the pelvis and the wound still opens frequently.
  • Henry had his photo taken.
  • He and Clarissa Eva Tibbits were enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 12 Jun 1900 at Muskegon, Muskegon County, Michigan, where he is a bookkeeper, and they live in their own home. Of their two children, only daughter Mary is still living.
  • On 29 May 1901, at "Muskegon Chronicle", Muskegon, Muskegon County, Michigan, Henry was shown on the roster of the Phil Kearny Post No. 7, G. A. R.
  • In 1905 at Muskegon, Muskegon County, Michigan, Henry Grove Bigelow was Commander of Phil Kearny Post No. 7, G. A. R.
  • On 14 Oct 1905 Henry and Clarissa's daughter, Mary Louise Bigelow married George Henry Hopper at Muskegon, Muskegon County, Michigan.
  • In Oct 1906 Henry Grove Bigelow wrote a letter to the 40th annual reunion of the 15th regiment association, with some 75 other veterans of the regiment. (Click icon to read the report, believed to be from the Worcester Spy.)
  • On 12 Mar 1907 at "Muskegon Chronicle", Muskegon, Muskegon County, Michigan, it was reported that Henry's brother had died:
    Brother of H. G. Bigelow dies at Mount Dora, Fla.
    The first death to occur among the brothers and sisters of Henry G. Bigelow since 1848 has taken place this week. News was received by Mr. Bigelow yesterday that his brother, Charles G. Bigelow of Lunenberg, Mass., had died at Mount Dora, Fla. The latter was a veteran of the civil war and was 68 years old. He was almost a life-long deacon in the Congregational church.
    In 1893 he caught cold when attending the world's fair at Chicago. He was taken with typhoid fever and was ill at the residence of his brother in Muskegon for a month following.
    That was the beginning of his poor health. Late last fall he was finally obliged to go to Florida on account of bronchial trouble.
    Three brothers in the Bigelow family were in the civil war. Mr. Bigelow of Lunenburg serbed through two enlistments.
    These survive the following brothers and sisters: Edward Bigelow of Cherry Valley, Mass; Harry G Bigelow of Muskegon, George Bigelow of Worcester, Mass., and Miss PHoebe Bigelow and Miss Eliza Bigelow of Worcester, Mass.
  • On 21 Oct 1907 Henry Grove Bigelow wrote a letter to be read at the regimental reunion and banquet on the 46th anniversary of the Battle of Ball's Bluff, as reported in the Fitchburg Sentinel the following day.
  • On 30 May 1908 at "Muskegon Chronicle", Muskegon, Muskegon County, Michigan, Henry was pictured in an article about his G. A. R. post.
  • On 18 Sep 1911 at "Muskegon Chronicle", Muskegon, Muskegon County, Michigan, it was noted that his sister-in-law had died.
  • On 11 Jul 1913 at "Muskegon Chronicle", Muskegon, Muskegon County, Michigan, Henry the subject of an article, recounting his experience at the Gettysburg reunion that year.
  • On 11 Dec 1916 Clarissa Eva Tibbits, his wife, died at age 72
    Mrs. Clarissa E. Bigelow, wife of H. G. Bigelow, 182 Jefferson street, died at 11:30 o'clock this morning at the residence. She wa 72 years of age and had been a resident of Muskegon since 1884. Pneumonia and heart failure were the causes of death. Funeral announcement will be made later.
  • Henry Grove Bigelow died on 17 Nov 1936 at Muskegon, Muskegon County, Michigan. He was 95 years and 26 days old.
  • He was buried in Nov 1936 at Evergreen Cemetery, Muskegon, Muskegon County, Michigan.
  • Last Edited: 15 Mar 2017

Family 1: Amanda M. Hopkins b. 1844, d. 27 Jul 1870

Family 2: Clarissa Eva Tibbits b. 19 Jun 1844, d. 11 Dec 1916

  • Mary Louise Bigelow b. 20 Feb 1878

Thomas Morris Bigelow

b. 26 September 1842, d. 6 September 1901
  • Father: Edward Bridge Bigelow b. 21 Jul 1807, d. 20 Dec 1871
  • Mother: Eleanor M. Moore b. about 1815, d. 26 Feb 1864
  • Company: G
  • Thomas Morris Bigelow was born on 26 Sep 1842 at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Edward Bridge Bigelow and Eleanor M. Moore.
  • Thomas Morris Bigelow was enumerated in the household of Edward Bridge Bigelow and Eleanor M. Moore in the 1850 US Federal Census on 22 Sep 1850 at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in his father's household.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Thomas gave his occupation as shoemaker.
  • In 1861 Thomas was living at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Thomas mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 18 years, 9 months and 16 days old.
  • On 26 Aug 1863 Thomas ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by transfer to the Veterans' Reserve Corps.

  • On 3 Sep 1863 Thomas was promoted to Corporal.
  • He ended his service with Company C, 9th V R C by mustering out on 11 Jul 1864.
  • On 8 Jun 1870 Thomas Morris Bigelow, 27, married Louisa Savage, daughter of Isaac Kingsley and Huldah Pollard, at Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, the widow of John A. Savage, Jr.
  • Thomas Morris Bigelow and Louisa Kingsley were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census in Jul 1870 at Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, as:
    Bigelow, Thomas, 30, wholesale grocer, b. MA
    ---, Louisa, 30, b. ME
    ---, Bidget, 10, b. Wisconsin
    Kingsley, Ella, 28, b. ME (his sister-in-law)
    Foredrick, Franz, 18, domestic servant, b. Austria.
  • Thomas Morris Bigelow and Louisa Kingsley were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 9 Jun 1880 at Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, as:
    Thomas BIGELOW 40, travelling salesman, b. MA
    Louise, 35,wife, b. ME
    Louisa, 20, daughter, b. MA
    Pursis, 6, daughter, b. MA
    (Note: daughter Louisa may be his daughter by a previous marriage or step-daughter.)
  • In 1888 at Woodlawn Avenue, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, Thomas appeared on the voter registration list as having lived in the state for nine years, and in Chicago for two.
  • In 1892 at Woodlawn Avenue, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, Thomas appears in the voter registration lists as having lived in the state for 14 years.
  • On 28 Aug 1901 Thomas Morris Bigelow, 58, married Marjorie Robinson Moxhon, 26, daughter of Fredrick Moxhon and Mary Ann Robinson, at Chicago, Cook County, Illinois.
  • Thomas Morris Bigelow died on 6 Sep 1901 at Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, of peritonitis. He was 58 years, 11 months and 11 days old.
  • He was buried in Sep 1901 at Oak Woods Cemetery, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois.
  • His estate was probated on 10 Sep 1901 at Cook County, Illinois, and his wife, Marjorie R. Bigelow, was named administrator.
  • On 25 May 1908 Thomas's widow, Marjorie Robinson Moxhon remarried to Albert A. Newman at Chicago, Cook County, Illinois.
  • Last Edited: 30 Mar 2016

Family 1: Louisa Kingsley b. between 1834 - 1835

  • Louisa Bigelow b. May 1860
  • Pursis Bigelow b. between 1873 - 1874

Family 2: Marjorie Robinson Moxhon b. 17 Sep 1874, d. 6 Nov 1956

Jeremiah Warner Bishop

b. 22 October 1845, d. 18 October 1922
  • Father: Jerre W. Bishop b. 22 Dec 1811, d. 7 Aug 1855
  • Mother: Lucinda A. [--?--] b. between 1829 - 1830
  • Company: I
  • Jeremiah Warner Bishop was born on 22 Oct 1845 at Russell, Hampden County, Massachusetts, son of Jerre W. Bishop and Lucinda A. [--?--].
  • Jeremiah Warner Bishop was enumerated in the household of Jerre W. Bishop and Lucinda A. [--?--] in the 1850 US Federal Census on 25 Sep 1850 at Russell, Hampden County, Massachusetts, as:
    Jerre W. Bishop, 28, farmer, b. MA (as were all)
    Lucinda, 20
    Porter, 19
    Cornelia, 14
    Alfred, 7
    **Jerre, 5
    Josephine, 2.
  • On 7 Aug 1855 his father, Jerre W. Bishop, died at Russell, Hampden County, Massachusetts, of consumption at age 43.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Jeremiah gave his occupation as farmer.
  • In 1861 Jeremiah was living at Russell, Hampden County, Massachusetts.

  • On 22 Nov 1861 Jerry mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Russell, Hampden County, Massachusetts. He was 16 years and 1 month old.
  • On 27 Jul 1864 Jeremiah ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by transfer to the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.

  • Starting 28 Jul 1864, Jere also served in the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company E.
  • He ended his service by discharge on 4 Dec 1864.
  • Jeremiah also served in the Co. K, 6th US Vet. Vols.
  • On 16 Feb 1867 Jeremiah Warner Bishop, 21, married Lizzie Mountjoy at Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Lizzie Mountjoy, his wife, died apparently, or they were separated.
  • On 15 Mar 1877 Jeremiah Warner Bishop, 31, married Vincenta Ann Helmick, 16, daughter of Solomon Helmick and Miranda Jane Johnson, at Biggs, Butte County, California.
  • He was included in the "History of the Connecticut Valley in Massachusetts, Volume II," by Louis H. Everts, 1879, as a member of the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.
  • Jeremiah Warner Bishop and Vincenta Ann Helmick were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census in Jun 1880 at Hamilton, Butte County, California, as:
    Jerry B. BISHOP, 32, b. MA, farmer, whose mother was b. MN, lives with wife Lucinda (sic), 19, b. MN, (parents b. VA and IN); son Edward 1, b. CA, and daughter Carrie 5 months, b. CA.
  • Jerrey W. Bishop made application at California for a veteran's pension on 31 Jan 1893, and received certificate number 1290736.
  • He and Vincenta Ann Helmick were enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 20 Jun 1900 at Kimshew, Butte County, California, as:
    Bishop, Jeremiah W., head, Mch 1845, married 23 years, b. MA (no place given for parents), gold miner; they live on a farm of 104 acres that they own free.
    ---, Vircinta A., wife, b. Dec 1860, all seven of her children are still living, b. Minnesota, (fathe b. W. VA; mor b. Indiana
    ---, Edward W., son b. Aug 1879, CA (as were all children), gold miner
    ---, Soloman F., son, b. Jan 1881, gold miner
    ---, Jeremiah J., son, b. Aug 1893
    ---, Lucinda A., daughter, b. Aug 1895
    ---, Rose J., daughter, b. Apr 1897
    ---, Gladys, daughter, b. Nov 1894.
  • Jeremiah Warner Bishop and Vincenta Ann Helmick were enumerated in the 1910 US Federal Census on 30 Apr 1910 at Kimshew, Butte County, California, as:
    Bishop, Jerry W., head, 63, married 35 years, b. MA, (parents place of birth unknown), teamster
    ---, Vincia A., wife, 50, five of her 7 children are still living
    ---, Jere, son, 26
    ---, Gladdis, 15.
  • Jeremiah Warner Bishop died on 18 Oct 1922 at Paradise, Butte County, California. He was 76 years, 11 months and 26 days old.
  • He was buried in Oct 1922 at Magalia Cemetery, Magalia, Butte County, California.
  • On 18 Jan 1928 Vincenta Ann Helmick received a pension to surviving family member in California based on Jerry's service; his wife, received certificate number A-5-7-28.
  • Vincenta, his wife, outlived Jeremiah and died on 4 Mar 1948 at age 87.
  • Last Edited: 3 Apr 2016

Family 1: Lizzie Mountjoy b. between 1848 - 1849

Family 2: Vincenta Ann Helmick b. 29 Dec 1860, d. 4 Mar 1948

  • Edward W. Bishop b. Aug 1879, d. 1960
  • Carrie Bishop b. Jan 1880, d. before 1900
  • Soloman F. Bishop b. Jan 1881, d. 1904
  • Jeremiah "Jerry" Jackson Bishop b. Aug 1893, d. 31 May 1960
  • Gladys Miranda Bishop b. 1 Nov 1894, d. 11 Dec 1981
  • Lucinda A. Bishop b. 11 Aug 1895, d. 12 Jul 1959
  • Rose J. Bishop b. 22 Apr 1897, d. 1906

Francis S. Bixby

b. June 1840, d. 25 June 1908
  • Father: Jessee Bixby b. 2 Jul 1815, d. 30 Apr 1891
  • Mother: Mary Dodge b. 16 Jun 1817, d. 11 Mar 1858
  • Company: I
  • Francis S. Bixby was born in Jun 1840 at unknown, Massachusetts, son of Jessee Bixby and Mary Dodge, according to the 1900 census; or CT according to the 1850 census.
  • Francis S. Bixby was enumerated in the household of Jessee Bixby and Mary Dodge in the 1850 US Federal Census on 21 Sep 1850 at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Jesse Bixby, 35, operative, b. CT
    Mary D., 33, b. CT
    **Frances S., 14, b. CT
    Herbert D., 5, b. CT
    Alice M., 3, b. CT.
  • On 11 Mar 1858 his mother, Mary Dodge, died at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 40.
  • On 24 Mar 1859 Francis's widowed father, Jessee Bixby, remarried to Elizabeth Gilmore.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Francis gave his occupation as no occupation is given for him in Ford's history.

  • On 6 Nov 1861 Frank mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Poolesville, Montgomery County, Maryland. He was 21 years and 5 months old.
  • Starting 17 Feb 1862, Francis also served in the Navy, having volunteered for the Western Flotilla. He served on Mortar Boat No. 7, the U. S. S. Red River, the U. S. S. Judge Torrence, and the U. S. S. Clara Dodson.
  • On 2 Dec 1863 Francis ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to disability.

  • Starting 5 Jan 1864, Francis also served in the 4th Massachusetts Cavalry, Company G.
  • On 1 Feb 1865 Francis was promoted to full Corporal.
  • He ended his service with the 4th Massachusetts Cavalry, Company G on 14 Nov 1865 at Richmond, Richmond County, Virginia.
  • Francis S. Bixby married Frances Louisa [--?--].
  • Francis S. Bixby was enumerated near the household of Jessee Bixby and Elizabeth Gilmore in the 1870 US Federal Census on 17 Jun 1870 at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Bixby, Jessee, 55, carpenter, b. CT
    ---, Elizabeth, 36, b. VT
    ---, Mabel O., 2, b. MA
    Tiffany, Nancy, 50, works in woolen mill, b. MA
    (nextdoor to)
    **Bixby, Francis S., 30, runs stationery engine, b. MA
    ---, Frances L., 22, b. PA
    ---, Charles L., 4, b. PA
    ---, Samuel E., 3, b. MA.
  • Francis S. Bixby and Frances Louisa [--?--] were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 16 Jun 1880 at Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, where he is an engineer.
  • On 18 Mar 1885, at Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, Francis was admitted to the O. M. Mitchel Post 1, Grand Army of the Republic.
  • Francis and Frances's son, Samuel Ellsworth Bixby married Daisie Helen Belanger.
  • Francis S. Bixby and Frances Louisa [--?--] were enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 1 Jun 1900 at Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, noting that she has had two children and both are still living. He is employed as "engineer stationing", and they own their own home.
  • Frank S. Bixby made application at Georgia for a veteran's pension on 6 Nov 1904, received certificate number 1111267.
  • Francis's wife, Frances Louisa [--?--], died and was buried on 18 Feb 1906 at Westview Cemetery, Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, at age 58 years and 11 months.
  • On 4 Jul 1907 Francis S. Bixby 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.
  • He died on 25 Jun 1908 at Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia. He was 68 years old.
  • He was buried on 28 Jun 1908 at Westview Cemetery, Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, with his wife.
  • An obituary for Francis S. Bixby was published on 2 Jul 1908 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as follows: Volume 49 # 16 - We clip the following from the Atlanta Journal off Thursday evening June 25:
    “The death of Frank S. Bixby, a long time resident of Atlanta, occurred Thursday morning at his home at 331 Gordon Street, at 3 0’clock. He was 68 years of age and his health had been gradually declining for the past two years, and the end was not unlooked for by friends and relatives.
    Mr. Bixby came to Atlanta about 30years ago and took charge of the Atlanta Cotton mill, then the only cotton factory in Atlanta. His were the hands which started the machinery, kept it in steady motion for nearly thirty years, and finally brought the ponderous engines to a standstill about four years ago, when the old Atlanta Cotton ill on Marlboro street ceased operations.
    Since that time Mr. Bixby has not been engaged in any vocation. He lost his wife two years ago. One year ago he made an extensive visit among friends and relatives in Massachusetts and New York. He is survived by to sons, Charles L. and Samuel E. Bixby, both of whom are engineers, the former with the Southern Railway Co., and the latter engineer at the federal prison. Two brothers and three sisters, all of whom reside North, are his only near relatives.
    Mr. Bixby was born in Webster, Mass., 68 years ago. He is a member off the Grand Army off the Republic and saw five years service during the war. His first enlistment was in the 15th Massachusetts infantry, later he was with the 4th Massachusetts cavalry, and was afterwards transferred to the navy, and was at the siege of Vicksburg. On account of failing health he was discharged from the navy, returned home, was married, and later again re-enlisted in the army.
    “Mr. Bixby was greatly beloved and respected by all who knew him. While rather a retiring unostentatious disposition, yet he was a man of generous impulses, who scarcely kept his many acts of kindness and generosity from the knowledge of the public.
    The funeral arrangements will be later announced, the interment to take place in Westview cemetery Sunday.”.
  • Last Edited: 1 Jun 2016

Family: Frances Louisa [--?--] b. Mar 1847, d. Feb 1906

  • Charles L. Bixby b. 1866, d. before 1920
  • Samuel Ellsworth Bixby b. Apr 1867, d. 16 Mar 1938