George H. Thompson

b. 1833, d. 17 September 1862
  • Father: John R. Thompson
  • Mother: Nancy H. [--?--]
  • Company: D
  • George H. Thompson was born about in 1833 at Wrentham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, son of John R. Thompson and Nancy H. [--?--].
  • On 18 Jul 1858 George H. Thompson married Mary Caroline Taft, 23, daughter of Caleb Taft and Amy Southwick, at Milford, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • George H. Thompson and Mary Caroline Taft were enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 31 Jul 1860 at Blackstone, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    George Thompson, 27, boot click, b. MA
    Caroline, 24, b. MA
    Walter M., 1, b. MA.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, George gave his occupation as farmer.

  • On 25 Feb 1862 George mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Blackstone, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 29 years old.
  • He died on 17 Sep 1862 at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland, killed in action. He was 29 years old.
  • On 17 Feb 1863 Mary Caroline Taft received a pension to surviving family member based on George's service; his wife, received certificate number 3798.
  • On 26 Jan 1869 George's widow, Mary Caroline Taft remarried to James Russell Claflin at Milford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a second marriage for both.
  • George H. Thompson's surviving family was enumerated in the household of James Russell Claflin and Mary Caroline Taft in the 1880 US Federal Census on 9 Jun 1880 at Milford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Claflin, Russell J., 65, runs on mill ??, b. MA
    ---, Carrie, 45, wife, b. MA
    Thompson, Walter N., 20, step son, single, farmer, b. MA
    Claflin, Wilfred J., 10, son, b. MA
    Taft, Amy S., 77, mother-in-law, widow, b. MA.
  • On 30 Jun 1888 George and Mary's son, Walter Nelson Thompson married Minnie M. Kimball at Milford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Mary Caroline Claflin was enumerated as the widow of George H. Thompson, of the 15th Massachusetts, in the 1890 Veterans' Schedules of the US Federal Census in Jun 1890 at Blackstone, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 17 Sep 1900 George H. 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.)
  • James Russell Claflin died on 9 Nov 1900 at Mendon, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 87.
  • On 30 Apr 1902 Mary Caroline Claflin had her pension reinstated.
  • On 5 Oct 1906 Mary Caroline Claflin, his wife, died at Mendon, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 71.
  • On 15 May 1907, Mary Caroline Taft was dropped from the pension rolls.
  • Last Edited: 20 Aug 2016

Family: Mary Caroline Taft b. 20 Apr 1835, d. 5 Oct 1906

  • Walter Nelson Thompson b. 9 Jul 1859, d. 1933

James Barfield Thompson

b. 21 March 1831, d. 12 July 1920
  • Father: Aidin Ayers Thompson b. 28 Mar 1794, d. 25 Apr 1873
  • Mother: Marcia Sturtevant b. 18 Apr 1796, d. 22 Feb 1879
  • Company: D
  • James Barfield Thompson was born on 21 Mar 1831 at Hardwick, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Aidin Ayers Thompson and Marcia Sturtevant.
  • James Barfield Thompson was enumerated in the household of Aidin Ayers Thompson and Marcia Sturtevant in the 1850 US Federal Census on 16 Aug 1850 at New Salem, Franklin County, Massachusetts, as:
    Adin A. Thompson, 56, farmer, b. VT
    Marcia, 54, b. MA (as were all the children)
    Lydia J., 20
    **James B., 18
    Marcia A., 16
    Samuel A., 15
    Frances J., 12
    Harriet E., 10.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, James gave his occupation as sawyer.
  • He was married at the time of his enlistment according to Ford's history.
  • In 1861 James was living at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • 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 30 years, 3 months and 21 days old.
  • On 21 Oct 1861 James was taken prisoner at The Battle of Ball's Bluff, Leesburg, Virginia.
  • On 30 Oct 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, James Barfield Thompson 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 B. Thompson 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 Barfield Thompson was listed, with 88 other men of the 15th Massachusetts, as a prisoner at Richmond.
  • In May 1864 James was wounded a gunshot wound on the right shoulder.
  • On 22 Jul 1864 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, James Barfield Thompson was mentioned among the wounded.
  • On 28 Jul 1864 James ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to completion of his term of service.

  • James Barfield Thompson married Mary [--?--].
  • James Barfield Thompson and Mary [--?--] were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 29 Sep 1870 at Southwest, Warren County, Pennsylvania, as:
    James Thompson, 37
    Mary Thompson, 28
    Frank Thompson, 1.
  • James Barfield Thompson made application for a veteran's pension on 19 Sep 1879, and received certificate number 311481.
  • He and Mary [--?--] were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 3 Jun 1880 at Foster, McKean County, Pennsylvania, as:
    Thompson, James, 45, carpenter, b. MA (as were his parents)
    ---, Mary, 35, wife, b. Ireland
    ---, Frank, 11, son, b. PA
    ---, Willis, 9, son, b. PA
    ---, Ford, 7, son, b. PA
    ---, Jennie. 3. dau. b. PA
    ---, Harriet, 1/12 (May), dau, b. PA.
  • James Barfield Thompson was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Bradford, McKean County, Pennsylvania, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company D, noting that he was wounded in the right shoulder at the Battle of Cedar Mountain, Virginia.
  • On 7 Oct 1899 James and Mary's daughter, Jennie Thompson married James C. F. Dickinson at Bradford, McKean County, Pennsylvania.
  • James Barfield Thompson was not enumerated in the household of Mary [--?--] in the 1900 US Federal Census in Jun 1900 at Bradford, McKean County, Pennsylvania, as:
    Mary A Thompson, 55, b. Aug 1844 in Ireland, immig 1861, married 32 years, all five children still living
    Frank J., 30, b. June 1869 in PA
    William J., 28, b. Nov 1871 in PA
    Hattie A., 20, b. May 1880 in PA.
  • On 26 Aug 1911, at National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio, James was admitted.
  • He died on 12 Jul 1920 at Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio, of a cerebral haemorrhage. He was 89 years, 3 months and 21 days old.
  • He was buried in Jul 1920 at Dayton National Cemetery, Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio, Dayton National Cemetery.
  • On 6 Aug 1920 Mary Thompson received a pension to surviving family member in Pennsylvania based on James's service; his wife, received certificate number 911694.
  • Last Edited: 29 Aug 2016

Family: Mary [--?--] b. Aug 1844

  • Frank J. Thompson b. Jun 1869
  • William J. Thompson b. Nov 1871
  • Ford Thompson b. between 1872 - 1873
  • Jennie Thompson b. 18 Oct 1877
  • Harriet A. Thompson b. May 1880

Samuel Thompson

b. 11 January 1835, d. 5 February 1862
  • Father: Chauncey Doty Thompson b. 14 Feb 1805, d. 18 Jul 1857
  • Mother: Betsey Kendrick d. before 1844
  • Company: E
  • Samuel Thompson was born on 11 Jan 1835 at Warren, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Chauncey Doty Thompson and Betsey Kendrick.
  • Before 1844 his mother, Betsey Kendrick, died.
  • On 4 Aug 1844 Samuel's widowed father, Chauncey Doty Thompson, remarried to Julia Clark at Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Samuel Thompson was enumerated in the household of Chauncey Doty Thompson and Julia Clark in the 1850 US Federal Census on 16 Sep 1850 at Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Chauncy D. Thompson, 45, shoemaker, b. MA (as were all in the household)
    Julia, 42 (step-mother)
    **Samuel, 16, shoemaker
    Harrison, 14
    Sarah A., 11.
  • On 18 Jul 1857 his father, Chauncey Doty Thompson, died at Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 52.
  • In 1861 Samuel was living at Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Samuel gave his occupation as shoemaker.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Samuel mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 26 years, 6 months and 1 day old.
  • He died on 5 Feb 1862 at Poolesville, Montgomery County, Maryland, of disease. He was 27 years and 25 days old.
  • On 11 Apr 1863 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Samuel Thompson was included in the published list of Oxford volunteers.
  • In 1890 Samuel Thompson was included on the Civil War memorial at Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Click HERE to see the full listing.
  • Last Edited: 19 Sep 2012

Stephen Thompson

b. between 1831 and 1832
  • Company: K
  • Stephen Thompson was born between 1831 - 1832 at Douglas, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • He was married at the time of his enlistment according to Ford's history.
  • In 1861 Stephen was living at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Stephen gave his occupation as operative.

  • On 1 Jul 1861 Stephen mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 24 Aug 1861 Stephen ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts receiving a disability discharge.

  • Last Edited: 19 Sep 2012

Thomas Thompson

b. 12 November 1829, d. 6 February 1906
  • Father: Thomas Thompson Sr. b. 1800, d. 9 Sep 1868
  • Company: E
  • Thomas Thompson was born on 12 Nov 1829 at Ireland, son of Thomas Thompson Sr..
  • On 22 Jan 1857 Thomas Thompson, 27, married Catherine Kerwin, 33, at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 4 Mar 1859 his infant daughter, Eliza Thompson, died at Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 1 of "softening of the brain."
  • Thomas Thompson and Catherine Kerwin were enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 25 Jul 1860 at Webster P. O., Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Thomas Thompson, 28, shoemaker, b. Ireland
    Catherine, 30, b. Ireland
    James, 9/12, b. MA.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Thomas gave his occupation as carpenter.


  • On 12 Jul 1861 Thomas mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 31 years and 8 months old.
  • On 28 Jan 1862 Thomas ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by discharge for disability.


  • On 27 May 1862 Thomas mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry by reenlistment. He was 32 years, 6 months and 15 days old.
  • On 11 Apr 1863 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Thomas Thompson was included in the published list of Oxford volunteers.
  • On 5 May 1864 Thomas was wounded at The Battle of the Wilderness, Spotsylvania County, Virginia.
  • On 22 May 1864 his infant daughter, Eliza Thompson, died at Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 2 of pneumonia.
  • On 25 May 1864 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Thomas Thompson was mentioned among the casualties.
  • On 27 Jul 1864 Thomas Thompson 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 31 Aug 1864 Thomas ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by discharge due to disability.

  • He and Catherine Kerwin were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 5 Aug 1870 at Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Thompson, Thomas, 40, carpenter, b. Ireland
    ---, Kate, 45, b. Ireland
    ---, James, 10, b. MA
    ---, Mary, 4.
  • In 1879 Thomas was living at Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin.
  • He made application for a veteran's pension on 14 Apr 1879, and received certificate number 766882.
  • On 5 Jul 1879 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Thomas Thompson was mentioned in the report on the 12th annual reunion of Company E, 15th Massachusetts Infantry.
  • He and Catherine Kerwin were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 2 Jun 1880 at Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, as:
    Thompson, Thomas, 48, carpenter, b. Ireland
    ---, Kate, 48, wife, keeping house, b. Ireland
    ---, Mary, 14, daughter, has diptheria, b. MA.
  • On 28 Feb 1888 Catherine Kerwin, his wife, died at Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, at age 65.
  • On 28 Jan 1895, at National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers (Northwestern Branch), Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, Thomas was admitted.
  • James Thompson, his son, 4101 Hart Ave., Chicago, was named as next-of-kin at the time of admission to the home.
  • Thomas Thompson died on 6 Feb 1906 at National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers (Northwestern Branch), Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin. He was 76 years, 2 months and 25 days old.
  • He was buried in Feb 1906 at Calvary Cemetery, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin.
  • Last Edited: 25 Oct 2016

Family: Catherine Kerwin b. 18 Feb 1823, d. 28 Feb 1888

  • Eliza Thompson b. 7 Feb 1858, d. 4 Mar 1859
  • James Thompson b. Oct 1859
  • Eliza Thompson b. 12 Oct 1861, d. 22 May 1864
  • Mary Thompson b. 25 Oct 1865

John F. Thornton

b. between 1840 and 1841, d. after 1861
  • Company: K
  • John F. Thornton was born between 1840 - 1841 at unknown.
  • In 1861 John was living at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, John gave his occupation as none. No occupation at time of enlistment is given for this man in Ford's history.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 John mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • He died after 1861 of wounds at an unspecified date.
  • On 15 Jul 1874 John F. Thornton was included on the Civil War memorial at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • NOTE: this man does not appear in the MASSCW, only the 1870 roster and Ford's history. Possible administrative error.
  • Last Edited: 7 Dec 2016

John Greene Thornton

b. 11 May 1841, d. 5 June 1872
  • Father: Dr. William Thornton b. 13 Apr 1805, d. 27 Feb 1862
  • Mother: Ruth Adaline Chapin b. 24 Oct 1802, d. 18 Jul 1879
  • Company: K
  • John Greene Thornton was born on 11 May 1841 at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Dr. William Thornton and Ruth Adaline Chapin.
  • John Greene Thornton was enumerated in the household of Dr. William Thornton and Ruth Adaline Chapin in the 1850 US Federal Census on 26 Aug 1850 at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    William Thornton, 45, physician, b. MA (as were all in the family)
    Ruth A., 47
    Sylvia T., 11
    William H., 13
    **John G., 9
    George F. Wheelock, 18, laborer.
  • In 1861 John was living at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, John gave his occupation as clerk.

  • On 1 Jul 1861 John mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 20 years, 1 month and 20 days old.
  • He was declared missing in action on 17 Sep 1862 at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland.
  • On 15 Oct 1862 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts,
    Missing Men Of The Fifteenth Regiment

    A member of the fifteenth regiment at the camp of paroled prisoners at Annapolis writes as follows:
    “Thomas Caulfield, G. T. Osgood. George W. Hunt of Co. C; Charles A. Gleason, Peter McGune, Andrew Cadret, E. L. Smith, O. W. Newton, of Co. D; L. A. Cook, of Co. A; Edwin Chase, George Carpenter, of Co. B; C. L. Preston, Co. G; Thomas Horne, J. S. Flannigan, Co. H; J. G. Thornton, Thomas Welch, Co. K; E. A. Snow, Andrew Sharpshooters, were taken prisoners at the battle of Antietam, and recently released at Richmond. There are some that left Richmond, who are in the hospitals and I have been unable to obtain their names.”.

  • On 28 Jul 1864 John ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to expiration of term of service.

  • Starting 20 Aug 1864, John also served in the 4th Heavy Artillery Regiment Massachusetts, Company F.
  • He ended his service on 17 Jun 1865 at Washington, DC.
  • On 9 Jul 1865 John Greene Thornton, 24, married Alice A. Thurston, daughter of Benjamin M. Thurston and Mary M. [--?--], at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • John Greene Thornton died on 5 Jun 1872. He was 31 years and 25 days old.
  • He was buried in Jun 1872 at Pine Grove Cemetery, Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • In 1885 John's wife, listed as a boarder and "widow", Alice A. Thurston, was incuded in the city directory at Providence Rhode Island.
  • On 14 Aug 1890 Alice A. Thurston received a pension to surviving family member in Rhode Island based on John's service; and received certificate number 297450.
  • Alice, his wife , outlived John and died on 20 Dec 1891 at Rhode Island.
  • Last Edited: 7 Dec 2016

Family: Alice A. Thurston b. between 1841 - 1842, d. 20 Dec 1891

Christopher John Thrain

b. 16 June 1823, d. 2 November 1882
  • Father: Joseph Thrain
  • Mother: Barbara Bauer
  • Company: D
  • Christopher John Thrain was also known as Gostof Train.
  • He was born on 16 Jun 1823 at Althausen, Württemberg, Germany, son of Joseph Thrain and Barbara Bauer.
  • Christopher John Thrain emigrated on 24 May 1854 from the Port of Le Havre, France, landing in New York on the ship 'Welkin'.
  • On 21 Jan 1856 Gostof Train, 32, married Teresa Hawes, 25, daughter of Charles Haas, at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • After 1860 Christopher John Thrain was Wireworker.
  • He and Theresa Marion Haas were enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 19 Jun 1860 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Christopher TRAIN, 30. laborer, b. Bavaria (incorrect)
    Taracia, 29, b. Bavaria.
  • Christopher was living at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Christopher gave his occupation as wire drawer.
  • He lived at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in 1862.

  • On 26 Jul 1862 Christopher mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry. He was 39 years, 1 month and 10 days old.
  • On 4 Jul 1863 Christopher was wounded at The Battle of Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania, on the knee.
  • On 22 Jul 1863 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Christopher John Thrain was reported as wounded at Gettysburg.
  • On 5 Jan 1864 Christopher ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by transfer to the V. R. C.

  • Starting 6 Jan 1864, Christopher also served in the 24th V. R. C., Co. F.
  • He ended his service on 12 Jul 1865.
  • He was naturalized on 17 Sep 1867 at Superior Court, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • He and Theresa Marion Haas were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 6 Jul 1870 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Train, Christopher, 38, $200 personal estate, wire pointer (?), b. Würtemburg
    ---, Teresa, 37, keeping house, b. Bavaria
    ---, Wilhelmina, 9, b. MA
    ---, Mary, 8, b. MA
    ---, Teresa, 4, b. MA.
  • On 21 Jan 1879 Christopher and Theresa's daughter, Mary Thrain married James Gorman at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • On 14 Oct 1879 Christopher and Theresa's daughter, Mina Train married Jeremiah Collins at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • In 1880 Christopher John Thrain was Die maker.
  • He died on 2 Nov 1882 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of dropsey. He was 59 years, 4 months and 17 days old.
  • He was buried in Nov 1882 at Saint Johns Cemetery, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 1 Sep 1885 Christopher and Theresa's daughter, Theresa M. Thrain married Thomas F. Kinery at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Christopher John Thrain made application for a veteran's pension, or a widow's pension, but no further information is known.
  • On 23 Sep 1892 Christopher and Theresa's daughter, Susan B. Thrain married Dennis F. O'Day at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Theresa, his wife, outlived Christopher and died on 2 Jul 1901 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 71.
  • Last Edited: 13 Apr 2016

Family: Theresa Marion Haas b. Feb 1830, d. 2 Jul 1901

  • Wilhelmina A. Thrain b. 2 Dec 1861, d. 22 Apr 1932
  • Mary Thrain b. 9 Apr 1862
  • Theresa M. Thrain b. 25 Mar 1866, d. 6 May 1922
  • Baby girl Thrain b. 9 Aug 1867, d. before 1868
  • Susan B. Thrain b. 1 May 1873, d. 17 Jul 1926

Jerome P. Thurber

b. between 1834 and 1835, d. 25 September 1866
  • Father: David Thurber b. between 1808 - 1809, d. 12 Jan 1861
  • Mother: Wealthy Curtis b. between 1806 - 1807, d. 28 Sep 1868
  • Company: H
  • Jerome P. Thurber was born between 1834 - 1835 at Thompson, Windham County, Connecticut, son of David Thurber and Wealthy Curtis.
  • Jerome P. Thurber was enumerated in the household of David Thurber and Wealthy Curtis in the 1850 US Federal Census on 7 Aug 1850 at Smithfield, Providence County, Rhode Island, as follows:
    David Thurber, 41, spinner, b. MA
    Welty, 43, b. CT
    **Jerome T.(sic), 15
    Orin N., 12, b. CT
    George E., 3, b. RI.
  • Jerome P. Thurber was enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census in Jun 1860 at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Jerome Thurber, 25, operator, b. CT, enumerated living in a boarding house run by Charles Lamb and his wife Louwra, with many others.
  • In 1861 Jerome was living at Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Jerome gave his occupation as spinner.
  • On 12 Jan 1861 his father, David Thurber, died at North Smithfield, Providence County, Rhode Island.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Jerome mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.
  • On 28 Feb 1863 Jerome ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts at Washington, DC, discharged due to disability.

  • On 19 Dec 1863 Orrin Nelson Thurber, his his brother, enlisted in the 2nd Massachusetts Heavy Artillery, and was discharged 25 Sept 1865 in Boston.
  • Starting 9 Jul 1864, Jerome also served in the 42nd Massachusetts Infantry, Company G.
  • He ended his service with the 42nd Massachusetts Infantry discharged for disability on 12 Sep 1864 at Alexandria, Alexandria (city), Virginia.
  • He died on 25 Sep 1866 at North Smithfield, Providence County, Rhode Island, of disease contracted during the war.
  • He was buried in Sep 1866 at Slatersville Cemetery, North Smithfield, Providence County, Rhode Island, with his parents.
  • Last Edited: 19 Apr 2016

John Alexander Thurston

b. 23 September 1843, d. 13 May 1907
  • Father: William Eddy Thurston b. 6 Sep 1816, d. 6 Nov 1858
  • Mother: Louisa Ann Abbe b. 9 Jan 1824
  • Company: E
  • John Alexander Thurston was born on 23 Sep 1843 at Windsor, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, son of William Eddy Thurston and Louisa Ann Abbe.
  • John Alexander Thurston was enumerated in the household of William Eddy Thurston and Louisa Ann Abbe in the 1850 US Federal Census on 12 Aug 1850 at Charlton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as follows:
    William E. Thurston, 33, m, farmer, $2000, b. MA (as all)
    Louisa A., 26, f
    **John A., 6, m (noted as being in school)
    James F., 4, m (noted as being in school)
    Josephine L., 3, f
    Cordelia A., 23, f.
  • On 6 Nov 1858 his father, William Eddy Thurston, died at Putnam, Windham County, Connecticut, at age 42.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, John gave his occupation as operative.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 John mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry. He was 17 years, 9 months and 19 days old.
  • On 8 Nov 1862 John was promoted to Sergeant.
  • On 11 Apr 1863 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, John Alexander Thurston was included in the published list of Oxford volunteers.
  • On 22 Jun 1864 John was taken prisoner at Petersburg, Virginia.
  • On 24 Aug 1864 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, John Alexander Thurston was reported among the prisoners, for a total of four commissioned officers and seventy-seven enlisted men.
  • On 28 Apr 1865, John was released from prison.
  • On 22 May 1865 John ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by mustering out.

  • On 18 Dec 1866 John Alexander Thurston, 23, married Sarah Ellen Cummings, 22, daughter of Parris Cummings and Eunice Maria Smith, at Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island.
  • On 28 Jun 1870 at Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, John A. Thurston attended the 10th Annual reunion of Company E, 15th Massachusetts Regiment.
  • He and Sarah Ellen Cummings were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 5 Aug 1870 at Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island, where he works in a woolen mill.
  • In 1879 John was living at Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island, where he works at Wainscook Mills.
  • On 5 Jul 1879 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, John Alexander Thurston was mentioned in the report on the 12th annual reunion of Company E, 15th Massachusetts Infantry.
  • He made application for a veteran's pension on 28 Jun 1880, and received certificate number 291585.
  • He was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, erroneously with middle initial "H" and as a member of Co. E in the 1st Massachusetts. However, the dates of service match this man exactly.
  • He and Sarah Ellen Cummings were enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 5 Jun 1900 at Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, as:
    Thurston, John, b. Sep 1846 (sic), married 33 years, b. MA, cloth finisher
    ---, Sarah E., wife, b. Sep 1848, all three children living, b. MA
    ---, Eaton A., son, b. May 1868, single, b. RI
    ---, Jennie M., daur, b. Jan 1873, single, b. RI.
  • On 3 Dec 1906 Sarah Ellen Cummings, his wife, died at Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, at age 62 of pneumonia.
  • John Alexander Thurston died on 13 May 1907 at Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania. He was 63 years, 7 months and 20 days old.
  • He was buried on 17 May 1907 at Northwood Cemetery, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.
  • Last Edited: 1 Aug 2012

Family: Sarah Ellen Cummings b. 18 Sep 1844, d. 3 Dec 1906

  • Eaton Alexander Thurston b. 13 May 1868
  • Josephine Louise Thurston b. 4 Aug 1870
  • Jennie Maud Thurston b. 13 Jan 1873, d. 5 Apr 1903

George Edwin Tiffany

b. 17 March 1838, d. 27 September 1919
  • Father: Edwin Tiffany b. between 1803 - 1804
  • Mother: Eunice Green
  • Company: G
  • George Edwin Tiffany was born on 17 Mar 1838 at Walworth, Wayne County, New York, son of Edwin Tiffany and Eunice Green.
  • His mother, Eunice Green, died.
  • George's widowed father, Edwin Tiffany, remarried to Catherine [--?--].
  • George Edwin Tiffany was enumerated in the household of Edwin Tiffany and Catherine [--?--] in the 1850 US Federal Census on 6 Sep 1850 at Walworth, Wayne County, New York, as:
    Edwin Tiffany, 46, shoemaker, b. NY
    Catharine, 46, b. NJ
    Francis, 16, b. NY
    **George, 12, b. NY
    James, 9, b. NY
    Perigren Hawthorne, 26, shoemaker, b. NY
    Elizabeth, 20, b. NY
    Lucy E., 1, b. NY.
  • George Edwin Tiffany was enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 20 Jul 1860 at Millbury P. O., Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, living in a hotel as:
    George E. Tiffany, 26, nursery agent, b. NY.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, George gave his occupation as gardener.
  • In 1861 George was living at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 George mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 23 years, 3 months and 25 days old.
  • On 21 Oct 1861 George was wounded at The Battle of Ball's Bluff, Leesburg, Virginia, in the right forearm and side.
  • On 30 Oct 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, George Edwin Tiffany was included, with 304 other men, among "The Killed Wounded and Missing of the Fifteenth Regiment," after Ball's Bluff.
  • On 2 Nov 1861 George was wounded as reported in an unidentified newspaper at Letters-of-the-Civil War: "Sergeant Geo. E. Tiffany, company G, Wayne county, N.Y., shot in right arm and abdomen."
  • On 2 Nov 1861 at "Worcester Aegis & Transcript", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, George Edwin Tiffany was mentioned among the casualties.
  • On 9 Mar 1864 George ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by transfer to the Veterans' Reserve Corps.

  • On 23 Oct 1867 George Edwin Tiffany, 29, married Elizabeth Helen Smithers, 25, daughter of John Smithers and Elizabeth [--?--], at Marion County, Indiana.
  • George Edwin Tiffany made application for a veteran's pension on 5 Feb 1876, and received certificate number 144809.
  • He and Elizabeth Helen Smithers were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 3 Jun 1880 at Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, as:
    Tiffney(sic), George, 42, clerk in store, b. NY
    ---, Elizabeth, 38, wife, b. IN
    ---, John E., 9, son, b. IN
    ---, George E., 7, son, b. IN
    Smither, Elizabeth, 64, mother-in-law, b. KY
    ---, James, 43, brother-in-law, wholesale confectioner, b. IN
    ---, Estella, 13, niece, b. IN.
  • George Edwin Tiffany and Elizabeth Helen Smithers were enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 4 Jun 1900 at Durango, La Plata County, Colorado, as:
    Tiffany, Geo. E., b. Mar 1831(sic), 62, married 33 years, b. NY (as were his parents)
    ---, E. Helen, wife, b. Jan 1842, both of her children are still living, b. Indiana (of KY parents)
    ---, Edward, son, b. Oct 1870.
  • On 17 Aug 1903 Elizabeth Helen Smithers, his wife, died at age 61.
  • George Edwin Tiffany died on 27 Sep 1919 at Durango, La Plata County, Colorado. He was 81 years, 6 months and 10 days old.
  • He was buried in Sep 1919 at Greenmount Cemetery, Durango, La Plata County, Colorado, Section 13, with an inscription showing "CO. G., 15 MASS. INF."
  • Last Edited: 13 Apr 2016

Family: Elizabeth Helen Smithers b. 31 Dec 1841, d. 17 Aug 1903

  • John Edward Tiffany b. Oct 1870, d. 1960
  • George E. Tiffany b. 11 Mar 1873, d. 5 Jan 1941

John Timmons

b. between 1828 and 1829
  • Company: I
  • John Timmons was born between 1828 - 1829 at unknown.
  • In 1864 John was living at New York City, New York.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, John gave his occupation as butcher.
  • He was married at the time of his enlistment according to Ford's history.

  • On 25 Apr 1864 John mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry having received a bounty of $325, being credited to the quota of Charlton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 22 Jun 1864 John was taken prisoner at Petersburg, Virginia.
  • On 27 Jul 1864 John ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by transfer to the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.

  • On 24 Aug 1864 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, John Timmons was reported among the prisoners, for a total of four commissioned officers and seventy-seven enlisted men.
  • On 22 Apr 1865, John was released.
  • He ended his service with the 20th Massachusetts by mustering out on 2 Jun 1865.
  • Last Edited: 19 Sep 2012

Charles Timon

b. between 1842 and 1843, d. 1886
  • Company: I
  • Charles Timon was born between 1842 - 1843 at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, according to Ford's history.
  • In 1861 Charles was living at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Charles gave his occupation as groom.
  • Charles Timon was described as 5' 9", blue eyes, dark hair, with a light complexion.

  • On 6 Aug 1861 Charles mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 9 Nov 1861 Charles Timon 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 12 Apr 1862 Charles ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts at Yorktown, York County, Virginia, discharged for disability.

  • Starting 11 Jan 1864, Charles also served in the 57th Masssachusetts Infantry Regiment, Company H.
  • On 1 May 1864, Charles was on detached service as a clerk.
  • On 15 Apr 1865, Charles was returned to his unit.
  • He ended his service with the 57th Masssachusetts Infantry Regiment on 30 Jul 1865 at Delaney House, Washington, DC.
  • He died in 1886 at Brooklyn, Kings County, New York, according to the history of the 57th Mass.
  • Last Edited: 19 Sep 2012

Francis Edwin Tingley

b. 24 January 1836, d. 5 January 1907
  • Father: Charles Wilkinson Tingley b. 19 Oct 1811, d. 10 Feb 1893
  • Mother: Margaret Darling b. 25 Jun 1804, d. 25 Mar 1873
  • Company: E
  • Francis Edwin Tingley was born on 24 Jan 1836 at Bellingham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, son of Charles Wilkinson Tingley and Margaret Darling, or born "at sea" according to one account.
  • Francis Edwin Tingley was enumerated in the household of Charles Wilkinson Tingley and Margaret Darling in the 1850 US Federal Census on 10 Aug 1850 at Bellingham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, as:
    Chas. W. Tingley, 38, farmer, b. RI
    Margaret, 45, b. MA (as were all others)
    **Francis W., 14
    Andrew Jackson Tingley, 12
    Martin VanBuren Tingley, 12
    Chas. M., 10
    Louisa M., 7
    Ellen M., 5.
  • On 22 Jul 1854 Francis Edwin Tingley, 18, married Lucinda Maria Sayles, 16, daughter of Lyman Sayles, at Cumberland, Providence County, Rhode Island.
  • Francis Edwin Tingley was not enumerated in the household of Charles Wilkinson Tingley and Margaret Darling in the 1860 US Federal Census on 4 Jul 1860 at Bellingham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, his parents, as:
    Charles W. Tingley, 48, farmer, $2000 real estate value, $400 personal property, b. RI
    Margaret, 56, b. MA (as were all others in the family)
    Andrew, 22, boot maker
    Martin, 22, boot maker
    Charles, 20, farm laborer
    Louisa, 17
    Ellen, 16
    (nor3 doors away) in the home of:
    Joseph Chilson, 69, farmer, b. MA ...
    Lucinda Tingley, 22, domestic, b. MA (Francis' wife)
    Charles, 2
    William, 4/12.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Francis gave his occupation as bootmaker.

  • In 1861 Francis was living at Bellingham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Francis mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Bellingham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts. He was 25 years, 5 months and 18 days old.
  • On 5 Nov 1862 Francis ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts at Alexandria, Alexandria (city), Virginia, for disability.

  • Starting 15 Jul 1863, Francis also served in the 22nd MA Infantry, Co. U.
  • He ended his service with the 22nd MA Infantry, due to disability on 8 Dec 1863 at Draft Rendezvous, Boston, Massachusetts.
  • He and Lucinda Maria Sayles were divorced apparently.
  • On 26 Sep 1870 Francis Edwin Tingley, 34, married Abby Adeline Bowers, 22, daughter of William W. Bowers and Adeline Blair, at Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island.
  • In 1879 Francis was living at Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island, according to the "Webster Times."
  • He and Abby Adeline Bowers were divorced.
  • On 5 Jul 1879 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Francis Edwin Tingley was mentioned in the report on the 12th annual reunion of Company E, 15th Massachusetts Infantry.
  • He was enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census in Jun 1880 at East Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island, where he lives alone. He is divorced, 44, b. RI, fish merchant, his parents also b. RI.
  • He made application for a veteran's pension on 30 Jun 1880, and received certificate number 489995.
  • On 14 Jul 1880 Francis's former wife, Abby Adeline Bowers remarried Charles Philip Scott at Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island.
  • On 28 Jun 1894 at Grand Army Hall, Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Francis E. Tingley attended a reunion of Company E, as reported in the Worcester Daily Spy the following day.
  • He was enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 29 Jun 1900 at Franklin, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, as:
    Tingley, Francis E., head, b. Jan 1836, 64, divorced, b. MA, (parents place of birth "un"), shoe repair.
  • He died on 5 Jan 1907 at Franklin, Norfolk County, Massachusetts. He was 70 years, 11 months and 12 days old.
  • He was buried on 7 Jan 1907 at Scott Cemetery, Bellingham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts.
  • Last Edited: 2 Jul 2017

Family 1: Lucinda Maria Sayles b. 18 Jun 1838, d. 26 Aug 1914

  • George E. Tingley b. 1855, d. 20 May 1903
  • Charles Francis Tingley b. 22 Oct 1856, d. 6 Mar 1911
  • William Walker Tingley b. 29 Mar 1860, d. 12 Dec 1899

Family 2: Abby Adeline Bowers b. Oct 1847, d. 29 Apr 1908

Owen Tonar

b. between 1824 and 1825, d. 20 December 1863
  • Company: E
  • Owen Tonar was born between 1824 - 1825 at Ireland.
  • He was born at France (Note: Ford's History is totally wrong about this place of birth.)
  • He was enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census in 1860 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Owen Toner, day laborer, 35, b. Ireland, in a boarding house. There are many other Irish in house. He is shown as "married within the year," but I think this may an enumeration error and should be in the column "cannot read or write."
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Owen gave his occupation as laborer.

  • On 16 Jul 1862 Owen mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 11 Apr 1863 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Owen Tonar was included in the published list of Oxford volunteers.
  • On 22 Jul 1863 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Owen Tonar was reported as wounded at Gettysburg.
  • He died on 20 Dec 1863 most likely, apparently in service.
  • On 18 Sep 1868 his father made application for a survivor's pension, but no certificate is recorded.
  • On 5 Jul 1879 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Owen Tonar was mentioned in the report on the 12th annual reunion of Company E, 15th Massachusetts Infantry.
  • Owen was left off the memorial plaque in Oxford, Massachusetts in error. Click icon to read here how he was finally restored to his rightful place.
  • Last Edited: 19 Sep 2012