Nathaniel Aikin Viall

b. 24 January 1828, d. 8 June 1896
  • Father: Nathaniel Viall b. 28 Nov 1785, d. 11 Jan 1868
  • Mother: Rebeckah Lamb b. 24 Mar 1793, d. 18 Apr 1873
  • Company: E
  • Nathaniel Aikin Viall was born on 24 Jan 1828 at Dorset, Bennington County, Vermont, son of Nathaniel Viall and Rebeckah Lamb.
  • On 21 Nov 1854 Nathaniel Aikin Viall, 26, married Sarah A. Shippey, 19, daughter of Stephen Shippey and Julia [--?--], at Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Nathaniel Viol and Sarah A. Shippey were enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 19 Jul 1860 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Nathaniel Viol, 31, shoemaker, $ 100 personal estate, b. VT
    Sarah A., 24, b. MA
    George B., 3, b. MA
    Chas. S., 1, b. MA.
  • On 2 Jan 1861 Sarah A. Shippey, his wife, died at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 25 in "child bed."
  • In 1861 Nathaniel was living at Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Nathaniel gave his occupation as shoemaker.

  • On 30 Jul 1861 Nathaniel mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as a Private., being credited to the quota of Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 33 years, 6 months and 6 days old.
  • On 12 Oct 1861 Nathaniel was promoted to Corporal.
  • On 21 Oct 1861 Nathaniel was wounded at The Battle of Ball's Bluff, Leesburg, Virginia, wounded on the arm and taken prisoner.
  • On 30 Oct 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Nathaniel Aikin Viall was included, with 304 other men, among "The Killed Wounded and Missing of the Fifteenth Regiment," after Ball's Bluff.
  • On 20 Jan 1862 at "The Worcester Daily Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Nathaniel A. Viall was mentioned among the released prisoners.
  • Nathaniel was gained from prison at unknown date.
  • On 8 Nov 1862 Nathaniel ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to disability.

  • He made application for a veteran's pension on 15 Nov 1862, and received certificate number 12511.
  • On 11 Apr 1863 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Nathaniel Aikin Viall was included in the published list of Oxford volunteers.
  • On 28 Jun 1870 at Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Nathaniel A. Viall attended the 10th Annual reunion of Company E, 15th Massachusetts Regiment.
  • In 1879 Nathaniel was living at Orange Mt., Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.
  • On 5 Jul 1879 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Nathaniel Aikin Viall was mentioned in the report on the 12th annual reunion of Company E, 15th Massachusetts Infantry.
  • On 23 Jan 1880, at National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, Togus, Kennebec County, Maine, Nathaniel was admitted, noting that he has lost his left arm.
  • Nathaniel gave his sister Mrs. R. L. (Lucetta) Brady of North Oxford, MA, as next-of-kin upon entry into the Soldiers' Home.
  • He was enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 28 Jun 1880 at The Soldier's Home, Togus, Kennebec County, Maine, enumerated as "Viall, Nathaniel A., 52, widower, shoemaker, b. VT."
  • On 26 Mar 1883, Nathaniel was discharged from the Soldiers' Home at his own request.
  • On 14 Jun 1883 Nathaniel Aikin Viall, 55, married Frances A. Kelley, daughter of Norman J. Kelley and Catherine R. [--?--], at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, in a second marriage for both.
  • Nathaniel Aikin Viall was included in the city directory at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, as messenger at 99 Ruggles in 1890.
  • He was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company E, noting that he lost his left arm.
  • He died on 8 Jun 1896 at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts. He was 68 years, 4 months and 15 days old.
  • He was buried in Jun 1896 at Mount Hope Cemetery, Mattapan (Boston), Suffolk County, Massachusetts.
  • On 15 Jun 1896 Frances A. Kelley received a pension to surviving family member in Massachusetts based on Nathaniel's service; his wife, received certificate number 433348.
  • On 14 Sep 1896 Nathaniel and Sarah's son, Charles Sumner Viall married Francis E. Eyers at Phillipston, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Last Edited: 22 May 2012

Family 1: Sarah A. Shippey b. 6 Oct 1835, d. 2 Jan 1861

  • George B. Viall b. 1857
  • Charles Sumner Viall b. 5 Oct 1858, d. 18 Dec 1917
  • Male Viall b. 21 Dec 1860, d. 21 Dec 1860

Family 2: Frances A. Kelley b. 1852

George Lawrence Vibbert

b. 5 January 1843, d. 24 June 1922
  • Father: James L. Vibbert b. 1 Oct 1817, d. 22 Feb 1868
  • Mother: Emeline A. Parmenter b. Oct 1820, d. 23 Oct 1904
  • Company: H
  • George Lawrence Vibbert was born on 5 Jan 1843 at West Boylston, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of James L. Vibbert and Emeline A. Parmenter.
  • George Lawrence Vibbert was enumerated in the household of James L. Vibbert and Emeline A. Parmenter in the 1850 US Federal Census on 7 Aug 1850 at Smithfield, Providence County, Rhode Island, where James is the assistant post master. Also enumerated -- Samuel B. Parmenter, 23, and Sarah J. Parmenter, 21, both b. MA, as well as a couple miscellaneous people.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, George gave his occupation as porter.
  • In 1861 George was living at Uxbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 George mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry. He was 18 years, 6 months and 7 days old.
  • Starting 27 Jan 1862, James L. Vibbert, his father, served in the 31st Massachusetts Infantry, Company H, mustering out on 23 Feb 1865.
  • On 24 Aug 1864 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, George Lawrence Vibbert was reported among the prisoners, for a total of four commissioned officers and seventy-seven enlisted men.
  • On 22 May 1865 George ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts expiration of service.

  • On 10 Apr 1867 George Lawrence Vibbert, 24, married Sarah Jennie White, daughter of Allan White and Sarah [--?--], at Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island.
  • George Lawrence Vibbert and Sarah Jennie White were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 30 Jun 1870 at Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island, as:
    Vibbert, George L., 28, machinist, b. MA
    ---, Jenny S., 22, b. MA.
  • On 2 Jan 1877 Sarah Jennie White, his wife, died at Rhode Island.
  • On 7 Jan 1878 his son, Arthur Leon Vibbert, died at Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island.
  • On 25 Dec 1879 George Lawrence Vibbert, 36, married Julia Etta Eddy, daughter of John Eddy and Jane [--?--], at Rhode Island.
  • George Lawrence Vibbert and Julia Etta Eddy were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 2 Jun 1880 at Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island, as:
    Vibbert, George L., 38, machinist, b. MA (and his parents)
    ---, Julia E., 24, wife, b. CT (fat b. NY, mor b. MA.)
  • George Lawrence Vibbert made application at Rhode Island for a veteran's pension on 30 Apr 1889, and received certificate number 262673.
  • He was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at R21 Randall Street, Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company H.
  • Emeline A. Vibbert, his mother, was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at R21 Randall Street, Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island, as the widow of George's father, who was also a veteran.
  • On 8 Jul 1896 Julia Etta Eddy, his wife, died at Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island.
  • On 8 Aug 1896 George L. Vibbert, 53, married Ida F. Lawton, 39, daughter of Thomas E. Sweet and Ruth A. [--?--], at Rhode Island Note: it was her second marriage and his third.
  • George Lawrence Vibbert and Ida F. Sweet were enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 12 Jun 1900 at Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island, where George is a machinist, and they own their own home. Ida has never had children. George's mother Emeline is enumerated with them, and both her children (George and Augusta) are still living.
  • George Lawrence Vibbert and Ida F. Sweet were enumerated in the 1910 US Federal Census on 20 Apr 1910 at Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island, as:
    Vibbert, George M. (sic), head, 68, married third time for 10 years, b. MA (fat b. CT, mor b. MA), keeps boarding house
    ---, Ida F., wife, 50, married second, no children. b. RI (of RI parents.)
  • On 16 Apr 1916 Ida F. Sweet, his wife, died at Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island, at age 59.
  • On 19 Oct 1918 George Lawrence Vibbert, 75, married Mabel Gertrude Brown, 29, daughter of George A. Brown and Charlotte [--?--], at Rhode Island.
  • George Lawrence Vibbert and Mabel Gertrude Brown were enumerated in the 1920 US Federal Census on 20 Jan 1920 at Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island, as:
    Vibbert, George L., head, 76, married, b. MA, machinist in factory
    ---, Mabel, 30, married, b. MA.
  • George Lawrence Vibbert died on 24 Jun 1922 at Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island. He was 79 years, 5 months and 19 days old.
  • He was buried in Jun 1922 at Prospect Hill Cemetery, Uxbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Mabel, his fourth wife, outlived George and died in Jun 1980 at Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island.
  • Last Edited: 13 Apr 2016

Family 1: Sarah Jennie White b. between 1848 - 1849, d. 2 Jan 1877

  • Arthur Leon Vibbert b. 1873, d. 7 Jan 1878

Family 2: Julia Etta Eddy b. 1856, d. 8 Jul 1896

  • Male Vibbert b. 24 Oct 1891, d. 24 Oct 1891

Family 3: Ida F. Sweet b. Dec 1856, d. 16 Apr 1916

Family 4: Mabel Gertrude Brown b. 27 Jun 1889, d. Jun 1980

Henry Vibbert

b. between 1840 and 1841
  • Company: F
  • Henry Vibbert was born between 1840 - 1841 at Mason, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire.
  • In 1861 Henry was living at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Henry gave his occupation as cigar-maker.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Henry mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 21 Oct 1861 Henry was taken prisoner at The Battle of Ball's Bluff, Leesburg, Virginia.
  • On 30 Oct 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Henry Vibbert was included, with 304 other men, among "The Killed Wounded and Missing of the Fifteenth Regiment," after Ball's Bluff.
  • On 20 Nov 1861 at "The Worcester Daily Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Henry Vibbert was listed with 195 other men among the prisoners taken at Ball's Bluff.
  • On 22 Feb 1862 at "The New York Times", New York City, New York, Henry Vibbert was mentioned, with 61 other men of the 15th Massachusetts, in an article about the return of prisoners under a flag of truce:
    National Prisoners Released, Arrival of Four hundred at Fortres Monroe
    Notice having been received by Gen. Wool, that some 400 exchanged prisoners would be sent down the James River Yesterday, the "George Washington" and "Express" left at about noon for the appointed meeting place.
    The rebel boat was appointed to meet us at 3 o'clock, but at that time she was not in sight, and shortly after a heavy fog shut down, making it impossible to move in any direction. The two boats were then fastened together, and having dropped anchor, waited for the rebel boat to appear.
    The fog did not lift till late in the evening, when the wind blew so fresh that the boats dragged their anchors and had to be separated. This morning at sunrise the expected prisoners made their appearance, on the "William Allison," which it seemed had also anchored for the night a few miles above us. The return passage was made without any incident, and the prisoners arrived here about 10 o'clock this forenoon. The returned prisoners will be immediately sent north. (Note: here follows a complete list of the released prisoners who arrived by a flag of truce from Richmond.)
  • On 8 Jul 1862 at "The Worcester Daily Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Henry and Charles E. Braman, and Joseph H. Wood and Moses Wood were mentioned as follows:
    "The following members of the 15th regiment, in addition to those already published, have arrived at Philadelphia on their way home. Henry Vibbert of Fitchburg, who was taken a prisoner at the battle of Ball's Bluff and afterwards exchanged, Chas. E. Braman of Co. C., and F. Wood of Co. I."
  • On 17 Oct 1862 Henry ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by desertion (per Ford, the 1870 roster and the MASSCW.)

  • Last Edited: 19 Sep 2012

Joseph Wadleigh

b. 16 June 1832, d. 15 August 1887
  • Father: Newell Wadleigh b. 3 Sep 1799, d. 5 Feb 1862
  • Mother: Sarah Patten b. 23 Feb 1810, d. 23 Dec 1890
  • Company: 1_SS
  • Joseph Wadleigh was born on 16 Jun 1832 at Windham, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, son of Newell Wadleigh and Sarah Patten.
  • On 15 Feb 1856 Joseph Wadleigh, 23, married Julia Ann Henry, daughter of John Henry and Laura [--?--], at Lowell, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • On 30 Sep 1856 Joseph's sister, Catherine A. Wadleigh, married John Henry at Lowell, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
  • Joseph Wadleigh and Julia Ann Henry were enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 14 Jun 1860 at Lowell, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, as:
    Joseph Wadleigh, cordwainer, b. NH
    Julia A., 27, b. Canada E.,
    Josephine, 3, b. MA
    Joanna, 2, b. MA
    Samuel Prince, 40, day laborer, b. MA
    John Cary, 19, day laborer, b. MA
    nextdoor to:
    Newell Wadleigh, 60, day laborer, b. NH
    Sarah, 53, wife, b. MA
    Olivia S., 20, b. NH
    John B., 17, cordwainer, b. NH.
  • In 1861 Joseph was living at Lowell, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment, Joseph gave his occupation as Shoemaker.

  • On 3 Sep 1861 Joseph Wadleigh mustered into service with the 1st Company Massachusetts Sharpshooters. He was 29 years, 2 months and 18 days old.
  • On 28 May 1862 Joseph ended military service with the 1st Massachusetts Sharpshooters by discharge due to disability.

  • On 30 Oct 1863 at "Lowell Daily Citizen and News", Lowell, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, the following is printed:
    "Daniel E. (viz. Oramel C.) Shattuck and Joseph Wadleigh, both of this city and members of Andrew Sharp Shooters are reported to the adjutant General as being deserters."
  • Starting 10 Mar 1865, Joseph also served in the Regular Army 1st Engineer Battalion, Company D as an enlisted man.
  • He ended his service with in Company D, Regular Army 1st Engineer Battalion by mustering out on 10 Aug 1865 at Willetts Point, New York.
  • He and Julia Ann Henry were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 3 Jun 1870 at Lowell, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, as:
    Wadlegh (sic), Joseph, 38, cobler, b. NH
    ---, Julia A., 35, b. Canada
    ---, Josephine, 13, works in cotton mill, b. MA (as were all the children)
    ---, Joann, 11
    ---, Jude, 10
    ---, Olenia, 7
    ---, Sarah, 64, b. MA.
  • On 16 Jan 1879 Joseph's daughter, Josephine M. Wadleigh married Charles A. Snow at Lowell, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Joseph Wadleigh's surviving family was enumerated in the household of Julia Ann Henry in the 1880 US Federal Census on 21 Jun 1880 at Lowell, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, as:
    Wadleigh, Julia A., 42, widow, b. Canada (of VT parents)
    Snow, Josephine, 23, daur, married, b. MA
    Wadleigh, Joann, 21, daur, single, b. MA
    ---, Jude, 19, son, single, clerk at mill office, b. MA
    ---, Olenia, 16, daur, single, works in book bindery, b. MA
    Snow, Charles, 27, son-in-law, married, works in confection, b. VT
    ---, Maud B., 5/12, b. Dec, g-daur, b. MA
    and 16 boarders.
  • Joseph Wadleigh died on 15 Aug 1887 at Wrentham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts. He was 55 years, 1 month and 30 days old.
  • Julia Ann Wadleigh was enumerated as the widow of Joseph Wadleigh, in the 1890 Veterans' Schedules of the US Federal Census in Jun 1890 at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, citing service in the 1st Co. Andrews Sharpshooters from which he was "discharged on account of sickness," as well as service in the Engineer Corps.
  • On 27 Jun 1912 Joseph and Julia's daughter, Juann Wadleigh married Adolphus Osborn at North Berwick, York County, Maine, in a second marriage for him and the first for her; it was registered in Brockton, MA.
  • Last Edited: 1 Sep 2013

Family: Julia Ann Henry b. between 1835 - 1836

  • Josephine M. Wadleigh b. 1857
  • Juann Wadleigh b. 1858
  • Jude Converse Wadleigh b. 11 Jul 1860, d. 5 Dec 1935
  • Olenia Wadleigh b. 11 Mar 1863
  • Henry Wadleigh b. 30 Sep 1866, d. 8 Jul 1867

Albert Fenner Waite

b. 22 July 1839, d. 15 October 1862
  • Father: John Tillinghast Waite b. 27 Apr 1807, d. 13 Oct 1840
  • Mother: Mary Madison Nichols b. 5 Dec 1814, d. 2 Dec 1863
  • Company: G
  • Albert Fenner Waite was born on 22 Jul 1839 at Woodstock, Windham County, Connecticut, son of John Tillinghast Waite and Mary Madison Nichols.
  • On 13 Oct 1840 his father, John Tillinghast Waite, died at age 33.
  • Albert Fenner Waite was enumerated in the 1850 US Federal census on 22 Aug 1850 at Foster, Providence County, Rhode Island, in the family of:
    Charles Allen, 34, b. MA, combmaker (possibly an uncle)
    wife and child age 2
    Clarissa N. Waite, 16, b. RI
    **Albert F. Waite, 10, b. CT.
  • He was enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 29 Jun 1860 at Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island, apparently as a boarder in the house of Sarah SHAW, 58,
    John E. Young, 26, moulder, RI
    Anna F. Young, 25, MA
    Richard Chadwick, 18, app. jeweler, England
    **Albert WAITE, 19, app. jeweler, England (sic)
    John Chances, 21, Grocer, RI
    Anabella Chances, 19, RI
    nextdoor
    Jerome TOWNE, 36, jeweler
    (Note: his place of birth as England, appears to be an enumeration error.)
  • In 1861 Albert was living at Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Albert gave his occupation as jeweler (according to Ford); sailor per MASSCW. The 1860 RI census shows the only Albert WAITE in RI as a 19-year-old jeweler in Providence.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Alfred mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island. He was 21 years, 11 months and 20 days old.
  • On 21 Oct 1861 Albert was wounded at The Battle of Ball's Bluff, Leesburg, Virginia.
  • On 25 Oct 1861 at Poolesville, Maryland, Albert wrote a letter, with excerpts as follows:

    Dear Uncle,
    I consider my self extremely lucky to be alive at this moment. Last Monday's sun set on as bloody a day as I ever want to witness again......I was on picket duty when we received our marching orders. Leesburg was our destination.
    We crossed onto Harrison's Island.....We ran into a company of rebels who fired and wounded 21 of our men. The rebels retreated to a corn field followed by our men. They made a stand. We fought like tigers in a very exposed place. They fell on all sides around me.......All we could see is their heads dodging around the corn.....Shots were being continually exchanged. Every few minutes wounded or dead men were carried by, some completely covered with blood......I confess my frame quivered like never before.......We received a box of crackers and some meat....I heard a yell like I've never heard before.
    The Hell Hounds rushed upon us firing as they came. A shower of balls fell around us....We fell back. The officers drew their pistols saying they would shoot the first man who ran.....The rebel troops were now coming into Leesburg by the thousands...Col Baker now came to our aid with a portion of his Brigade....We now lay down and wait for the Hell Hounds which were flanking us...Their bloody screams I sicken to describe.....The heavens opened a perfect storm of lead hail.......The rebels had 10 men to our one.....They were trying to drive us back into the water and drown us.....At this time 2 howitzers and one rifled cannon arrived.....We gave them four rounds of grape and canister......We repulsed them three different times when I saw Col Baker's face pierced with six balls......
    The men fell right side of me....The ground looked like springs of blood gushed from it........They charged our cannon which we threw down the bank into the water so it wouldn't fall into their hands.....The boat was swamped with wounded aboard. They all drowned....I threw off my clothes and jumped into the cold water to get back to Harrison's Island.......Col Devens also threw his uniform off and swam across to the island....He wept I love you, I love you my noble boys. You obeyed every command......Not 200 of us were left out of the whole Regt. The Col says there is no more 15th Regt...500 wounded, dead or taken prisoner.

  • On 24 Sep 1862 Albert ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts for disability.

  • He died on 15 Oct 1862 at West Buildings, Baltimore, Baltimore County, Maryland, of typhoid in a hospital. He was 23 years, 2 months and 23 days old.
  • He was buried on 15 Oct 1862 at Loudon Park National Cemetery, Baltimore, Baltimore County, Maryland, Section M-393.
  • He was buried in Oct 1862 at Nichols-Waite Lot, West Shore Road, Warwick, Kent County, Rhode Island, with his father. His grave marker reads:
    OUR ALBERT
    Died at US Hospital, Baltimore MD
    October 12 1862 24th year
    Only son of John T & Mary M
    Civil War Vet- He was a member of Co G 15th Mass Regt
    and was Mustered into the US Service at Worcester 12 July 12 1861
    He was in several battles.
  • NOTE: it is unclear if the Baltimore burial was temporary, or if the Rhode Island burial is only a memorial.
  • Mary Madison Nichols, his mother, survived Albert and died on 2 Dec 1863; and was buried with her husband and son. at age 48.
  • On 12 Apr 1869 Albert's sister, Clarissa Nichols Waite, married Jerome J. Mason at Rhode Island.
  • Last Edited: 13 Apr 2016

Samuel Augustus Waitt

b. 27 June 1833, d. 15 May 1909
  • Father: Samuel Waitt b. 1 Mar 1794, d. 22 May 1877
  • Mother: Harriet Carter b. 20 Feb 1801, d. 15 Nov 1887
  • Company: 1_SS
  • Samuel Augustus Waitt was born on 27 Jun 1833 at Danvers, Essex County, Massachusetts, son of Samuel Waitt and Harriet Carter.
  • Samuel Augustus Waitt was enumerated in the household of Samuel Waitt and Harriet Carter in the 1850 US Federal Census on 19 Aug 1850 at Danvers, Essex County, Massachusetts, as:
    Samuel Wait, 56, shoemaker, b. MA
    Harriet, 49, b. MA
    ** Samuel A., 17, shoemaker, b. MA
    George Racliff, 25, b. ME
    Mary E., 25, b. MA
    Mary R., 3
    Harriet R., 1
    Simon H. Palmer, 25, b. VT
    Rosamond, 18, b. VT.
  • On 27 Jul 1857 Samuel Augustus Waitt, 24, married Elizabeth C. Dodge, 17, daughter of Henry Dodge and Ann L. Knowlton, at Danvers, Essex County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Samuel Augustus Waitt and Elizabeth C. Dodge were enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 23 Jul 1860 at Danvers, Essex County, Massachusetts, as:
    Nathaniel (sic) A. Waitt, 27, variety store, b. MA
    Elizabeth C., 20, b. MA
    N. W. Gray, 25, (m.), box maker, b. MA.
  • In 1861 Samuel was living at Danvers, Essex County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment, Samuel gave his occupation as Storekeeper.

  • On 3 Sep 1861 Samuel A. Waitt mustered into service with the 1st Company Massachusetts Sharpshooters. He was 28 years, 2 months and 7 days old.
  • On 17 Feb 1862 Samuel ended military service with the 1st Massachusetts Sharpshooters at Poolesville, Maryland, by discharge due to disability.

  • He was enumerated in the household of Henry Dodge in the 1880 US Federal Census on on 11 Jun 1880 at at Hamilton, Essex County, Massachusetts, as:
    Dodge, Henry, 87, widower, farmer, b. MA
    ---, Edward W., 45, son, single, works on farm
    Waitt, Elizabeth E., 41, daur
    **---, Samuel, 45, son-in-law, works for shoe factory
    ---, Annie L., 5, gr-daur.
  • Samuel A. Waite was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Hamilton, Essex County, Massachusetts, with no unit given, however the enlistment dates are the same.
  • He made application at Massachusetts for a veteran's pension on 1 Nov 1890, and received certificate number 787415.
  • He and Elizabeth C. Dodge were enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 21 Jun 1900 at Hamilton, Essex County, Massachusetts, as:
    Waitt, Samuel A., b. June 1833, married 42 years, b. MA
    ---, Elizabeth 'C., wife, b. Sep 1839, her one child is living, b. MA
    ---, Annie E., daur b. May 1875, single, b. MA
    Dodge, Edward W., bro-in-law, b. Jan 1835, single, b. MA.
  • On 11 Jun 1906 Elizabeth C. Dodge, his wife, died at Hamilton, Essex County, Massachusetts, at age 66.
  • Samuel Augustus Waitt died on 15 May 1909 at Hamilton, Essex County, Massachusetts. He was 75 years, 10 months and 18 days old.
  • He was buried on 18 May 1909 at Hamilton Cemetery, Hamilton, Essex County, Massachusetts.
  • About in 1918 Samuel and Elizabeth's daughter, Anna Ellen Waitt married Nathan Brentwood Johnson.
  • Last Edited: 16 Jun 2014

Family: Elizabeth C. Dodge b. Sep 1839, d. 11 Jun 1906

  • Annie K. Waitt b. 23 Aug 1868, d. 22 Nov 1868
  • Anna Ellen Waitt b. 11 May 1875, d. 6 Oct 1959

Elias Benjamin Wakefield

b. 29 January 1844, d. 26 December 1934
  • Father: Leonard Wakefield b. 30 Oct 1814, d. 2 Aug 1909
  • Mother: Huldah Gleason b. 9 Feb 1816, d. 1898
  • Company: I
  • Elias Benjamin Wakefield was born on 29 Jan 1844 at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Leonard Wakefield and Huldah Gleason.
  • Elias Benjamin Wakefield was enumerated in the household of Benjamin Wakefield and Hannah Gleason in the 1850 US Federal Census on 13 Aug 1850 at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, with his grandparents, as:
    Benj. Wakefield, 72, farmer, b. MA (as were all)
    Sally (sic), 73
    Leonard, 34
    Huldah, 33
    **Elias, 6
    Cynthia Anna, 5
    Clark, 2
    Alfred, 25.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Elias gave his occupation as shoemaker.
  • In 1861 Elias was living at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 15 May 1861 Elias mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 17 years, 3 months and 16 days old.
  • On 9 Nov 1861 Elias Benjamin Wakefield 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 7 Dec 1862 Elias ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to disability.

  • Starting 20 Jan 1864, Elias also served in the 1st Massachusetts Cavalry, Company D.
  • He ended his service by discharge on 25 Jul 1865.
  • On 2 Aug 1867 Elias Benjamin Wakefield, 23, married Mary Elizabeth Bugbee, 18, daughter of Elmore Bugbee and Amanda Howland, at Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marrage for both.
  • Elias Benjamin Wakefield and Mary Elizabeth Bugbee were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census in Jun 1880 at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, where he "works at shoemaking."
  • Elias Benjamin Wakefield made application for a veteran's pension on 12 Jun 1880, and received certificate number 251804.
  • He was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company I.
  • On 26 Jan 1892 Elias and Mary's daughter, M. Alia Wakefield married Fred D. Hyde at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Elias Benjamin Wakefield witnessed the burial of Charles Murray on 6 Jan 1893 at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • In 1897 Elias Benjamin Wakefield was a probation officer (or sheriff) for District Court of Southern Worcester county.
  • On 20 Dec 1897 Elias and Mary's son, Albert Wakefield married Ella M. Crowell at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.
  • On 13 Sep 1899 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Elias Benjamin Wakefield was mentioned as one of the surviving members of the old Slater Guard in Webster and Dudley.
  • He and Mary Elizabeth Bugbee were enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 19 Jun 1900 at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, where he is a finisher in a shoe shop, and they live in a rented home. Of their six children, three are still living.
  • Elias Benjamin Wakefield was a pall bearer at the burial of Elmoine Dodge Clemans on 10 May 1904 at Mount Zion Cemetery (East Village), Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 5 Jul 1906 Elias Benjamin Wakefield attended the 39th annual reunion of the association of companies E and I.
  • On 4 Jul 1907 Elias Benjamin Wakefield was included on the Civil War memorial at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, according to an article in the Webster Times. See the "Documents" section at the main website for an account of the festivities of dedication.
  • On 28 Feb 1910 Elias Benjamin Wakefield was mentioned in the obituary of Henry Groh, as a bearer, at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 4 Jul 1912 at Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Elias Benjamin Wakefield attended the 45th annual reunion of the Companies E and I Association of the 15th Regiment.
  • On 29 Jan 1914 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Elias was congratuated on his birhday (Volume 54 # 45) as follows:
    ELIAS WAKEFIELD OBSERVING 70th BIRTHDAY ANNIVERSARY
    Elias Balcom (sic) Wakefield of Fifth avenue, lockup keeper and past commander of Nathaniel Lyon Post, G. A. R., is Mr. Wakefield is observing his 70th birthday anniversary today. Mr. Wakefield is a native of Webster. he enlisted May 15, 1861, as a private in Company I, 15th Massachusetts regiment, and was honorably discharged in Alexandria Va., December 7, 1862, by reason of disability. He re-enlisted June 28, 1864, in Company D. 1st regiment Massachusetts volunteer cavalry and was discharged in Carver hospital in Washington D. C., June 25, 1865. Mr. Wakefield was in the engagements of Balls Bluff, Comtade’s Ferry, Seige of Yorktown, Fair Oaks, and the Seven Days retreat to Harrison’s Landing. He was on duty in Washington when Lincoln was assassinated. Mr. Wakefield is one of the most widely known residents of Webster and its truant officer.
  • On 28 Jun 1917, at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Elias was said to be "the only survivor of the Slater Guards."
  • On 13 Mar 1918 Mary Elizabeth Bugbee, his wife, died at age 69.
  • On 30 Jan 1919 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Elias, and Patrick Healy and Dyer Davis Cady was again the subject of an article on his birthday.
  • On 26 Jun 1920 at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Elias Benjamin Wakefield attended the 53rd reunion of Companies E, I and F of the 15th Massachusetts Regiment. (click icon to read report.)
  • On 28 Sep 1926 Elias Benjamin Wakefield was mentioned in the obituary of Patrick Healy, as the last survivor of the Slater Guards, at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 22 Oct 1926 at "The Webster Evening Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Elias B. Wakefield was mentioned as attending the 60th reunion of Company I.
  • On 3 Nov 1927 at "The Webster Evening Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Elias was the subject of an article about his retirement. It is noted at this time that he is the last living member of the Slater Guards.
  • On 3 Nov 1927 at "The Webster Evening Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Elias was the subject of an editorial about his retirement.
  • On 1 Dec 1927 at "The Webster Evening Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Elias was the subject of an article about the resolution of the issue raised by his returement.
  • On 13 Jul 1929 at "The Webster Evening Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Elias was the subject of an article.
  • On 11 Oct 1929 at "The Webster Evening Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Elias and Leonard Everett Thayer were the subjects of a G. A. R. article:
    from The Webster Evening Times, October 11, 1929(Volume 7 #10):
    E. B. WAKEFIELD ELECTED HEAD OF G. A. R. POST
    Elias B. Wakefield was elected commander of the Nathaniel Lyon Post, G. A. R., at a meeting held at the headquarters of the post on Negus street yesterday afternoon.
    Other officers elected were: Henry C. Phelps, senior vice commander: William Moore, junior vice commander: William Moore, Adjutant: William Moore, quarter master: Leonard E. Thayer, chaplain, Leonard E. Thayer, patriotic instructor: Edwin Spencer, officer of the guard.
    The following were appointed as trustees: L. E. Thayer, H. C. Phelps, William Moore, Charles M. Leavens of the Sons of Union Veterans was appointed secretary.
    All the surviving members of the post are most active and all comrades and officers of the post intend carrying on their work of service to the country by their appearance at Memorial Day and other events as they have in the past years.
  • Elias Benjamin Wakefield was enumerated in the 1930 U. S. Federal Census on 8 Apr 1930 at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, a retired widower, with his daughter Carry F., 51, single, who is a matron at the theater.
  • On 29 Jan 1931 at "The Webster Evening Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Elias was noted as the last survivor of the Slater Guards, when he celebrated his 88th birthday. From The Webster Evening Times, January 29, 1931 (Volume 8 #99),
    Last Surviver of Slater Guards has Quiet Anniversary
    Elias B. Wakefield Was Born in Webster Jan. 1, 1843

    In far from the health that has characterized all the previous years of his life, Elias B. Wakefield, lone survivor of the Slater Guards, commander of Nathaniel Lyon Post, G. A. R., and life long resident of Webster, is today quietly observing his 88th birthday anniversary at his home on Fifth avenue. For the past few months Mr. Wakefield has been confined to his home, after the many years in which he was the most active of all the surviving veterans of the Civil War.
    To the home today came post cards and personal visits from friends, together with a gift of flowers and fruit from the Relief Corps, and many other remembrances of the day.
    Mr. Wakefield was for 25 years lockup keeper and janitor of the Engine building, a position that he relinquished a few years ago after a quarter century of service. Since that time he has remained at home, but up to a few months ago was out on the streets of the town every day. His illness has made it necessary for him to remain at home.
    He was born in Webster, Jan. 29, 1843, the son of Leonard and Hulda (Gleason ) Wakefield, and with the exception of a short time in Oxford. He answered the call of President Lincoln and became a member of the Slater Guards a company composed of Webster men. He served in the Peninsula Campaign and returned to Webster, after a year and a half re-enlisted in D Company of First Massachusetts Cavalry. Of all the men who composed the Slater Guards ( Co. I., 15th Massachusetts ) he is the only survivor.
  • On 22 Oct 1931 at "The Webster Evening Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Elias B. Wakefield was mentioned as having sent his regrets at being unable to attended the 65th regimental reunion, or regrets were sent for him.
  • On 29 Jan 1933 at "The Webster Evening Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Elias was the subject of an article on his birthday.
  • On 17 Nov 1933 at "The Webster Evening Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Elias was mentioned as one of two surviving members of Nathaniel Lyon Post, G. A. R.
  • On 11 May 1934 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Elias was mentioned as a planned participant in the Memorial Day festivities.
  • On 26 Oct 1934 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Elias was mentioned as elected Commander of the local G. A. R.
  • On 16 Nov 1934 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Elias was mentioned as installed as Commander of the local G. A. R.
  • He died on 26 Dec 1934 at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 90 years, 10 months and 27 days old.
  • On 28 Dec 1934, at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Elias was the subject of an editorial, from The Webster Times, 28 Dec 1934, (Vol. 1,#100 )
    Editorial
    Elias B. Wakefield

    Seventy two years ago there marched out of Webster, a company of young men who had volunteered for service in the Union Army. They chose appropriately enough, the name of the outstanding manufacturer of the community. They were the Slater Guards, a company made up of men of Webster and Dudley who volunteered for service and made a splendid record during the war.
    One by one they have passed on. Seventy four years is a long time ago, and young men of that day are very, very old now. They have passed, seventy four years is a long time ago, and young men of that day are very old now. They have passed the four score and ten mark, all of them. In all the community, in fact, in all the county there was but one survivor, and on Wednesday morning, the day after Christmas he marched out to join the ranks of his comrades who have gone before.
    Elias B. Wakefield, the last survivor of the Slater Guards, commander of Nathaniel Lyon post, G. A. R., was “mustered out” as the only man who lived in Webster, a member of the Grand Army of the Republic.
    Across the river in Dudley, there is still a living soldier of this conflict, and to christian Holley goes the honor and the glory that is due the only representative of the days of “61.
    Something has gone out of our community life, when we realize that the only survivor has passed on. He was a man who stood for something fine in the history of our nation, respected by all, and honored for the uniform he wore. Elias B. Wakefield was the one link with the days when the nation was preserved.
    The tribute that comes from the heart and the grateful memories of the community go ut on this sad occasion.
  • An obituary for Elias Benjamin Wakefield was published on 28 Dec 1934 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as follows: from The Webster Times, 28 Dec 1934, (Vol. 1,#100)
    Business Suspended during Fineral of Last Slater Guard
    Elias B. Wakefield, 91, Last Civil War Veteran of Webster. Life Long Resident
    Was For Many Years Lockup Keeper
    Tribute by Town At Funeral Today

    The last survivor of the Grand Army of the Republic in Webster, Elias B. Wakefield. A solemn tribute was paid today when the funeral services were conducted from the late home on Fifth Ave. Stores and business places closed for the hour after 1:30 ---- at the services, town official, delegates from the Sons of Veterans, the Women’s Relief Corps, and auxiliary to the Sons of Veterans, American Legion, and other veterans organizations were present.
    His former association with the police department for many years brought out a delegation from the police, and also from the fire departments headed by Chiefs Templeman and Belmore. Members of the Webster Lodge of Elks were also present.
    The services at the home this afternoon were in charge of Rev. - W. Arnold, pastor of the Methodist church and Rev. S. Wolcott Linsley, rector of the church of the Reconciliation. Bearers were all members of the Sons of Veterans, Thomas --, Edward Hyland, Monroe --, and Henry Russak.
    The service was also (for?) the only survivor of Nathaniel Lyon Post, G. A. R., and now the sole representative of the veterans of the Civil War in the community is Christian Holley of Dudley. -------sive service is at the grave in Mount Zion cemetery will be conducted the usual farewell to a member of the G. A. R. post being given. Undertaker Bernard J,----- was in charge of the funeral.
    Elias B. Wakefield, commander of Nathaniel Lyon Post, G. A. R., last survivor of the Slater Guards, and life long resident of Webster died at his home on Fifth Avenue Wednesday forenoon at eight o’clock.
    He was 91 years of age, and would have reached his 92d birthday anniversary on January 29, next month. With his passing, Webster loses its only Civil War Veteran, the other member of the Post, Christian Holley being a resident of Dudley. A month ago elections were held by the post and Mr. Wakefield was reelected commander. At that time both members of the post were in attendance.
    For more than a quarter of a century, Mr. Wakefield acted as lockup keeper and janitor of the town building, having been retired several years ago. During the past few weeks he has failed and the end was expected because of his weakened condition.
    He was a mason for more than 60 years, and since the formation of the Webster lodge, B. P. O. E. he was an honorary member of the organization. Since his retirement and the death of his wife, he has made his home with his only daughter, Miss. Carrie Wakefield.
    He was born in Webster January 29, 1843, the son of Leonard and Hulda (Gleason) Wakefield, with the exception of a short stay in Oxford has made his home in Webster all his life. He enlisted on first call for volunteers issued by President Lincoln and became a member of the Slater Guards, the company recruited from Webster and Dudley, and which took the name of Slater, in honor of the town’s leading manufacturer. He was in the Peninsular campaign and returning to Webster after a year and a half, re-enlisted in D company, First Massachusetts Cavalry.
    As a young man he was worked for a time in the Corbin shoe shop and was employed in that factory when the first McKay Stitcher’s were installed. He became affiliated with the police dept. years ago as a special officer and as court officer during the term of Judge Bartholomew.
    For more than 25 years he served as lockup keeper in Webster and had an enviable record. A few years before his retirement and when he was 76 years old, he had a desperate battle with a prisoner who made an attempt. He was knocked down, his glasses broken and severely bruised, but clung to the man until assistance arrived.
    Mr. Wakefield became affiliated with the Nathaniel Lyon Post G. A. R. many years ago and has filled every office in the post. At the time of his death, when he was one of the two survivors, he was elected commander at a meeting held a month ago. For more than 60 years he w2as a member of the Masons, being affiliated with the Stansbury Lodge of Brightwood, Washington, D. C.
    Two children survive, Albert, with General Electric at Lynn, and Miss Carrie Wakefield at home. A brother Clark Wakefield of Webster and also five grandchildren survive.
  • He was buried on 28 Dec 1934 at Lakeside Cemetery, Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Last Edited: 29 Jun 2017

Family: Mary Elizabeth Bugbee b. 11 Dec 1848, d. 13 Mar 1918

  • Annie May Wakefield b. 17 Nov 1868, d. Jun 1871
  • Mary Alice Wakefield b. 20 Feb 1871, d. 1905
  • Albert Wakefield b. 24 Jul 1875, d. 1947
  • Carrie Frances Wakefield b. 20 Jul 1879
  • Charles Elmore Wakefield b. 13 Dec 1881, d. 19 Apr 1883
  • Henry Clifford Wakefield b. 11 Dec 1884, d. 29 Feb 1888

Porter Walbridge

b. 21 April 1843, d. 14 June 1926
  • Father: Whitman C. Walbridge b. 25 Dec 1813, d. 12 Jun 1856
  • Mother: Sophia S. Hale b. 7 Apr 1818, d. 9 Mar 1897
  • Company: F
  • Porter Walbridge was born on 21 Apr 1843 at Wales, Hampden County, Massachusetts, son of Whitman C. Walbridge and Sophia S. Hale.
  • Porter Walbridge was enumerated in the household of Whitman C. Walbridge and Sophia S. Hale in the 1850 US Federal Census on 23 Aug 1850 at Wales, Hampden County, Massachusetts, where Whitman Walbridge, his father, is a farmer with $800 in real estate. Nextdoor live Ames and Permilla Walbridge.
  • On 12 Jun 1856 his father, Whitman C. Walbridge, died at Wales, Hampden County, Massachusetts, at age 42.
  • Porter Walbridge was enumerated in the household of Sophia S. Hale in the 1860 US Federal Census on 6 Jul 1860 at Wales, Hampden County, Massachusetts, where his mother is enumerated as head of household, Porter is working the farm, and younger brother Miles is in school. They have $700 in real estate and personal estate of $225.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1862, Porter gave his occupation as farmer.
  • In 1862 Porter was living at Wales, Hampden County, Massachusetts.

  • On 6 Mar 1862 Porter mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Wales, Hampden County, Massachusetts. He was 18 years, 10 months and 13 days old.
  • On 17 Sep 1862 Porter was wounded at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland, on hand and arm.
  • On 16 Dec 1863 Porter ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts discharge due to disability from wounds received in action.

  • On 7 Apr 1867 Porter Walbridge, 23, married Laurinda B. Piper, daughter of John Piper and Philena Hier, at Wales, Hampden County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • On 30 Apr 1868 Laurinda B. Piper, his wife, died at Wales, Hampden County, Massachusetts, of consumption.
  • Porter Walbridge made application for a veteran's pension on 12 Aug 1868, and received certificate number 23191.
  • He was enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 7 Aug 1870 at Wales, Hampden County, Massachusetts, as:
    Walbridge, Porter, 27, works in woolen mill, b. MA
    alone among many in a boarding house.
  • On 27 Nov 1873 Porter Walbridge, 30, married Nellie A. Green, 23, daughter of Benjamin Green and Roxy Rogers, at Wales, Hampden County, Massachusetts, in a second marriage for both.
  • Porter Walbridge and Nellie A. Green were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 12 Jun 1880 at Wales, Hampden County, Massachusetts, as:
    Walbridge, Porter, 38, works in woolen mill, b. MA (of MA parents)
    ---,Ellie A., 30, wife, works in woolen mill, b. MA (of MA parents)
    ---, Arthur A., 5, son, b. MA.
  • Porter Walbridge and Nellie A. Green were divorced apparently.
  • About in 1884 Porter Walbridge married Elizabeth A. Priestly.
  • On 28 Mar 1886 Porter's former wife, Nellie A. Green remarried Stephen P. Smith at Monson, Hampden County, Massachusetts, in a second marriage for him and a third (sic) for her.
  • Porter Walbridge was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Wales, Hampden County, Massachusetts, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company F.
  • On 21 Feb 1896 Porter and Nellie's son, Arthur William Walbridge married Bessie F. Freeman at Monson, Hampden County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Porter Walbridge and Elizabeth A. Priestly were enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 16 Jun 1900 at Palmer, Hampden County, Massachusetts, as:
    Porter Walbridge, 57, b. Apr 1843 in 'Wales, MA, married 16 years, retired farmer
    Elizabeth A., wife, 56, b. Mch 1844 in England (of English parents), immigrated 1882, no children.
  • On 7 Apr 1909 Elizabeth A. Priestly, his wife, died at Wales, Hampden County, Massachusetts, at age 65 of acute pericarditis.
  • On 5 Jul 1909 Porter Walbridge, 66, married Nellie A. Green, 59, daughter of Benjamin Green and Roxy Rogers, at Wales, Hampden County, Massachusetts, in a remarriage to his second wife, being a fourth marriage for him and a third for her.
  • Porter Walbridge and Nellie A. Green were enumerated in the 1910 US Federal Census on 15 Apr 1910 at Wales, Hampden County, Massachusetts, as:
    Walbridge, Porter, head, 68, married 2nd for one year
    ---, Nellie, wife, 60.
  • On 18 Sep 1917 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Porter Walbridge attended a reunion of Company F. From The Worcester Evening Post, September 18, 1917 (Volume XXXV # 143)
    FIFTEEN MEMBERS ATTEND REUNION
    F. Co., 15th Mass. Volunteer Infantry
    F Company, Fifteenth Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry had its 50th annual reunion yesterday in the Warren Hotel. Dinner was served at noon, followed by speaking. James L. Callahan of Marlboro, president of the organization, called the meeting to order, afterward resigning the chair to Col. Henry E. Smith, who was elected permanet president. George W. Ward, secretary and treasurer, was also given a permanent tenure of office. The assosiation voted to dispense with its board of directors, leaving all of the responsibilities to the president and secretary.
    Each of the 15 members present and guests contributed to the program of after dinner remarks. other speakers gave anecdotes of the Battle of Antietam, September 17, 1862.
    These members were present, James L. Callahan of Marlboro, Everett A. Hibbard of Berlin, Benjamin Stevens of North Brookfield, Porter Walbridge of Wales, David Reekie of Boylston Center, Henry H. Slate, of Charlton Depot, Elbridge Doane of Joplin Mo., Col. Henry Smith, Sumner H. Bannister, A. F. Earle and George W. Ward, all of Worcester.
  • He and Nellie A. Green were enumerated in the 1920 US Federal Census in 1920 at Wales, Hampden County, Massachusetts, as:
    Walbridge, Porter, head, 77, b. MA
    ---, Nellie, wife, 70, b. MA.
  • On 19 May 1923 Nellie A. Green, his wife, died at Wales, Hampden County, Massachusetts, at age 73 a suicide, by pistol shot to the head.
  • Porter Walbridge died on 14 Jun 1926 at Wales, Hampden County, Massachusetts. He was 83 years, 1 month and 24 days old.
  • He was buried in Jun 1926 at Wales Cemetery #3, Wales, Hampden County, Massachusetts.
  • On 22 Oct 1926 at "The Webster Evening Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Porter Walbridge was remembered at the 60th reunion of Company I as among those who had died within the previous year. (click icon to read.)
  • Porter's son, Arthur William Walbridge, died and was buried in Jan 1966 at Laurel Hill Cemetery, Wales, Hampden County, Massachusetts, at age 90 years and 10 months.
  • Last Edited: 19 Apr 2016

Family 1: Laurinda B. Piper b. between 1848 - 1849, d. 30 Apr 1868

Family 2: Nellie A. Green b. 20 Dec 1849, d. 19 May 1923

  • Arthur William Walbridge b. 21 Feb 1875, d. 7 Jan 1966

Family 3: Elizabeth A. Priestly b. Mar 1844, d. 7 Apr 1909

Charles O. Walcott

b. between 1830 and 1831
  • Company: 1_SS
  • Charles O. Walcott was born between 1830 - 1831.
  • In 1862 Charles was living at Lowell, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment, Charles gave his occupation as Carriage Painter.

  • On 26 Nov 1862 Charles O. Walcott mustered into service with the 1st Company Massachusetts Sharpshooters.
  • On 2 Sep 1864 Charles ended military service with the 1st Massachusetts Sharpshooters by mustering out.

  • Charles also served in the 19th Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry, Co K.
  • Last Edited: 19 Sep 2012

Alonzo V. Walker

b. 9 November 1838, d. 19 March 1919
  • Father: William C. Walker b. 11 Sep 1810
  • Mother: Eliza Quint b. between 1807 - 1808
  • Company: E
  • Alonzo V. Walker was born on 9 Nov 1838 at Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of William C. Walker and Eliza Quint, grandson on the maternal side of Wentworth and Sally (Lamont) Quint of Topsham, in Sagadahoc County, Maine.
  • Alonzo V. Walker was enumerated in the household of William C. Walker and Eliza Quint in the 1850 US Federal Census on 20 Jul 1850 at Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as follows:
    William C. Walker, 40, laborer, b. CT
    Eliza WAlker, 41, b. ME
    Elvira, 17, b. MA (as were all children)
    Isabela, 15
    William A., 13
    **Alonzo V., 11
    Adalaide, 9
    Sidney W., 7
    Clarendon, 5
    Emma, 2
    Franklin Knox, 19, shoemaker.
  • Alonzo V. Walker was enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census in Jul 1860 at Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, where he is enumerated as:
    Alonzo Walker, 21, b. MA, a shoemaker, living in the home of Ethan Laurence, 54, apparently as a boarder.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Alonzo gave his occupation as shoemaker.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Alonzo mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 22 years, 8 months and 3 days old.
  • Alonzo V. Walker and David Brainerd Seaver, future brothers-in-law, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.
  • On 21 May 1862 Alonzo was promoted to Corporal.
  • On 28 Jun 1862 at "Worcester Aegis & Transcript", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Alonzo V. Walker was mentioned as follows:(Volume 25 # 26)
    Arrival of Wounded.--- The steamer Commodore, with sick and wounded soldiers, has arrived at New York, and among the list we notice the names of the following of the 15th regiment;---J. F. Costello, Co. F., Brookfield; O. H. Fuller, Co. D., Worcester; A. V. Walker, Co. E., Northbridge; B. F. Edmands, (not identifiable as a member of the 15th.)
  • On 25 Nov 1862 Alonzo ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to disability.

  • He made application for a veteran's pension on 2 Dec 1862, and received certificate number 14808.
  • Starting 5 Jan 1864, Alonzo also served in the 4th MA Cavalery, Co. F.
  • He ended his service with the 4th MA Cavalery by mustering out on 14 Nov 1865 at Richmond, Virginia.
  • Alonzo V. Walker married Frances M. Seaver, daughter of Leonard Seaver and Cinthia Penniman.
  • Alonzo V. Walker and Frances M. Seaver were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 8 Jun 1870 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Walker, Alonzo, 30, clerk in shoe store, b. MA (as were all)
    ---, Francis, 25 (f), keeping house,
    ---, Lizzie, 5/12, (b. Dec.)
  • On 5 Jul 1879 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Alonzo V. Walker was mentioned in the report on the 12th annual reunion of Company E, 15th Massachusetts Infantry.
  • He and Frances M. Seaver were separated apparently.
  • Alonzo V. Walker was enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census in Jun 1880 at Spencer, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Lonzo Walker, 40, b. MA, "married" but enumerated alone, where he Works On Boots.
    He is enumerated in the household of William E. WATSON, 37, b. MA, as an apparent boarder.
  • He was not enumerated in the household of Lizzie B. Seaver in the 1880 US Federal Census on on 24 Jun 1880 at at Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Livermore, Anson G., 45, express man, b. MA (as were all)
    ---, Elizabeth B., 36, wife
    ---, Charles, 22, son, laborer
    ---, Ida M., 16, daur
    Walker, Frances M., 34, sister-in-law, married
    ---, Lizzie F., 10, niece.
  • On 4 Feb 1885 Frances M. Seaver, his wife, died at Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 39 of consumption.
  • On 30 Jul 1891 Alonzo's daughter, Elizabeth Frances Walker married Benjamin Whitmore Jr. at Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Alonzo V. Walker was enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 2 Jun 1900 at Princeton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Gray, Olive E., b. Jan 1850, divorced, three of four children living, b. MA (of MA parents)
    ---, Clifton E., son, b. June 1885
    ---, Ethel M., daur, b. Dec 1882
    Sylvester, Fred H., boarder, b. Sep 1879, b. MA
    **Walker, Alonzo B. (sic), boarder, b. Nov 1837 (sic) widower, b. MA (of MA parents.)
  • In 1906 Alonzo was living at Brooks Station, Princeton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, but states that he "has moved around a lot" before the 40th Regimental reunion.
  • On 20 Oct 1906 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Alonzo V. Walker attended the 40th annual reunion of the 15th regiment association, with some 75 other veterans of the regiment. (Report believed to be from the Worcester Spy.)
  • On 21 Oct 1907 at Grand Army Hall, Worcester, Massachusetts, Alonzo V. Walker attended the 41st annual regimental reunion and banquet on the 46th anniversary of the Battle of Ball's Bluff, as reported in the Fitchburg Sentinel the following day.
  • He was enumerated in the 1910 US Federal Census on 21 Apr 1910 at Princeton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Walker, Alonzo B., boarder, 71, widower, b. MA (parents b. CT and ME) laborer on a crab farm, living apparently as a boarder in the home of Olive E. Gray, 60, widow.
  • On 27 Oct 1910 at The State Mutual Building, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Alonzo B. Walker attended the 44th reunion of the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.
  • On 4 Jul 1912 Alonzo V. Walker sent a letter of regret that he wasn't able to attend the 45th annual reunion of the Companies E and I Association of the 15th Regiment.
  • He died on 19 Mar 1919 at Brooks Station, Massachusetts. He was 80 years, 4 months and 10 days old.
  • He was buried in Mar 1919 at South Sutton Cemetery, Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Last Edited: 13 Apr 2016

Family: Frances M. Seaver b. 2 Mar 1845, d. 4 Feb 1885

  • Elizabeth Frances Walker b. 25 Dec 1869

Francis Amasa Walker

b. 2 July 1840, d. 5 January 1897

Francis A. Walker
  • Father: Hon. Amasa Walker b. 4 May 1799, d. 29 Oct 1879
  • Mother: Hannah Ambrose b. 13 Apr 1803, d. 9 Jul 1875
  • Company: Staff
  • Francis Amasa Walker was born on 2 Jul 1840 at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, son of Hon. Amasa Walker and Hannah Ambrose.
  • Francis Amasa Walker was enumerated in the household of Hon. Amasa Walker and Hannah Ambrose in the 1850 US Federal Census on 11 Sep 1850 at North Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Amasa Walker, 50, m, Gentleman, $28,000, b. MA
    Hannah A. Walker, 47, f, b. NH
    Emma Walker, 15, f, b. MA
    Robert W. Walker, 13, m b. MA
    **Frank A. Walker, 10, m b. MA
    Guy Kindrey, 23, m, Laborer, b. VT
    Margarette Cortugan, 20, f, b. Ireland.
  • In 1861 Francis was living at North Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Francis gave his occupation as student.

  • On 1 Aug 1861 Francis mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as a Sergeant-Major, being credited to the quota of North Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 21 years and 30 days old.
  • On 11 Aug 1861 Francis was promoted to 2nd Lieutenant, but declined commission.
  • On 11 Aug 1861 Francis ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts as a Captain in the A. A. G. U. S. V.

  • On 14 Aug 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Francis Amasa Walker was mentioned in an article about the departure of the Fifteenth Massachusetts from Worcester.
  • On 30 Oct 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Francis Amasa Walker was mentioned in dispatches or (not necessarily correctly) among the casualties of Ball's Bluff.
  • Robert Walter Walker, his brother, served in the 34th Massachusetts Infantry.
  • (from the MOLLUS Register) Francis A. Walker was:
    a private and Sergeant-Major, 15th Mass. Infantry, August 1, 1861.
    Captain, Assistant Adjutant General, U.S.V., September 14, 1861.
    Major, A.A.G., August 11, 1862. Assigned as Assistant Adjutant General, 2d Army Corps, with rank of Lieutenant Colonel (under Act July 17, 1862), January 1, 1863.
    Resigned (disability contracted while prisoner of war), January 9, 1865.
    Brevet Colonel, U.S.V., August 1, 1864, "for distinguished service and good conduct throughout the entire campaign."
    Brevet Brigadier General, U.S.V., March 13, 1865, "for gallant conduct at the battle of Chancellorsville, Virginia, and for meritorious services during the war."
  • On 16 Aug 1865 Francis Amasa Walker, 25, married Exene Evelyn Stoughton, 24, daughter of Timothy M. Stoughton and Maria Richardson, at Gill, Franklin County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Francis Amasa Walker made application for a veteran's pension on 29 Dec 1869, and received certificate number 102383.
  • In 1870 Francis Amasa Walker was Comissioner of Indian Affairs.
  • At West Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Francis gave an Oration delivered Jan. 19, 1870 by Gen'l Francis A. Walker, at the Soldiers' Monument Dedication in North Brookfield; also the addresses of His Excellency Wm. Claflin, Gen. Chas. Devens and others, with a brief account of the celebration (off-site link at Internet Archive, archive.org.)
  • About 1875 Francis Amasa Walker was Professor.
  • He and Exene Evelyn Stoughton were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census in Jun 1880 at New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut, where he was Superintendant Of Census. Enumerated also -- Lucy STOUGHTON, sister of Exeine, age 27, single, b. MA, as well as three servants.
  • In 1886 Francis was living at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.
  • In 1886 Francis Amasa Walker was included in the Civil War memorial publication at North Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • He was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, as an officer, noting that he has a compound fracture of the metacarpel bones of the left hand resulting in permanent extension of his hand.
  • The personal papers or letters of Francis Amasa Walker are available at may exist at M. I. T. or Amherst.
  • He died on 5 Jan 1897 at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, from apoplexy. He was 56 years, 6 months and 3 days old.
  • He was buried in Jan 1897 at Walnut Grove Cemetery, North Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Francis was included in Crane's "Worcester Memoirs" as follows:
    Francis Amasa Walker was graduated from Amherst College with the class of 1860, and subsequently studied law. In 1861 he enlisted as sergeant-major in the Fifteenth Regiment, Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, for service in the civil war, in which he was honored with several promotions for meritorious conduct in the field, and was mustered out as brevet brigadier-general. He was for a time engaged in journalism and also held some important government appointments, but the greater part of his active life was devoted to educational pursuits. He was for some time professor of political economy and history at the Sheffield Scientific School (Yale), and in 1881 was chosen president of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in which capacity he displayed executive ability of an unusually high order. His devotion to that institute superseded all other interests and he retained its presidency for the remainder of his life. (Worcester Memoirs, by Crane.)
  • On 17 Sep 1914 Exene Evelyn Stoughton was included on a passenger list of the "Menominee", arriving New York City Harbor, New York, from London.
  • Exene, his wife, outlived Francis and died in Feb 1934 at Brookline, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, at age 93.
  • He was mentioned in the obituary of Exene Evelyn Stoughton on 6 Feb 1934 at "The Springfield Republican", Massachusetts,
    Mrs. Exene Stoughton Walker, widow of Gen. Francis A. Walker, who has died at her home in Brookline at the age of 93, was a native of Gill, in Franklin county, and was married to the future president of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1865 -- the year in which he resigned from the army with the brevet rank of brigadier-general and began teaching the classics at Williston academy.
    For one year, 1869-70, Gen. Walker was on the editorial staff of the Republican. From 1872 to 1880 he was professor of political economy and history at Sheffield scientific school, Yale university, and from 1881 until his death, in 1897, president of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
    Meanwhile, he held many important government commi8ssions, among them chief of the bureau of statistics of the treasury department, commissioner of Indian affairs and director of the ninth and 10th census. Mrs. Walker is survived by four sons, two daughters and two brothers.
  • Last Edited: 19 Apr 2016

Family: Exene Evelyn Stoughton b. 11 Oct 1840, d. Feb 1934

  • Stoughton Walker b. 3 Jun 1866, d. 14 Apr 1912
  • Lucy Walker b. 1 Sep 1867
  • Ambrose Walker b. 13 Jul 1869, d. 10 Jan 1967
  • Francis Walker b. 27 Dec 1870, d. after 1912
  • Eveline Walker b. 7 Feb 1876
  • Etheredge Walker b. 11 Apr 1877
  • Stuart Walker b. 17 Nov 1878

George Walker

b. 1818, d. 13 August 1890
  • Company: I
  • George Walker was born about in 1818 at Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
  • In 1861 George was living at Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, George gave his occupation as teamster.
  • He was married at the time of his enlistment according to Ford's history.

  • On 15 Jun 1861 George mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts. He was 43 years old.
  • On 21 Oct 1861 George was taken prisoner at The Battle of Ball's Bluff, Leesburg, Virginia, missing and presumed dead in the 1870 roster, however he was taken prisoner according to Ford's history.
  • John Floyd Maley wrote a letter to The Webster Times, listing his fellow prisoners, on 27 Oct 1861 from Richmond, Virginia, mentioning George Walker, as follows.
  • On 30 Oct 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, George Walker was included, with 304 other men, among "The Killed Wounded and Missing of the Fifteenth Regiment," after Ball's Bluff.
  • On 2 Nov 1861 at "The Webster Weekley Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, George Walker was listed as a Company I casualty of Ball's Bluff.
  • On 9 Nov 1861 George Walker was mentioned, along with 95 other men of the 15th Massachusetts, in a report of 9 Nov 1861 to the Webster Times, by F. Q. Robinson, concerning the aftermath of Ball's Bluff and reporting his status.
  • On 20 Nov 1861 at "The Worcester Daily Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, George Walker was listed with 195 other men among the prisoners taken at Ball's Bluff.
  • On 8 Apr 1862 George ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts discharged for disability.

  • Starting 23 Apr 1862, George also served in the 27th Massachusetts Infantry, Company F as Private.
  • He ended his service with the 27th Massachusetts Infantry discharged for disability on 9 Jan 1865 at New Berne, North Carolina.
  • On 11 Apr 1868, at National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers (Togus Hospital), Augusta, Kennebec County, Maine, George was for cardiac disease due to hardship in the line of duty.
  • He made application for a veteran's pension on 12 Feb 1869, and received certificate number 98816 for his service in the 27th Massachusetts, Company F.
  • On 11 Jul 1874, George was readmitted to the Soldiers' Home unconditionally.
  • On 19 Mar 1878, George was readmitted to the Soldiers' Home unconditionally.
  • On 20 Sep 1878, at National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, Togus, Kennebec County, Maine, George was discharged at his own request.
  • He was enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 9 Jun 1880 at Lincoln Street, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, as:
    Walker, George, 56, boarder, a widower and pensioner with heart trouble, b. Nova Scotia
    living with the family of:
    William Lovett, 36, a carriage painter, b. MA, and his family.
  • He was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company I, noting that he was in prison for four months and now suffers heart disease, also mentioning his service in the 27th Massachusetts.
  • He died on 13 Aug 1890 at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, unmarried, of heart disease. He was 72 years old.
  • He was buried in Aug 1890 at Mount Hope Cemetery, Mattapan (Boston), Suffolk County, Massachusetts, in the soldiers' lot, as a member of the 27th Massachusetts Infantry.
  • On 4 Jul 1907 George Walker was included on the Civil War memorial at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, according to an article in the Webster Times. See the "Documents" section at the main website for an account of the festivities of dedication.
  • Last Edited: 13 May 2013

John Kidder Walker

b. 19 November 1835, d. 21 October 1861

John K. Walker
  • Father: William Danforth Walker b. 23 Dec 1809, d. 2 Mar 1883
  • Mother: Mary G. Kidder b. 6 Apr 1812, d. 1897
  • Company: B
  • John Kidder Walker was born on 19 Nov 1835 at New Ipswich, Hillsboro County, New Hampshire, son of William Danforth Walker and Mary G. Kidder.
  • In 1861 John was living at Ashburnham, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, John gave his occupation as wood turner.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 John mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Ashburnham, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 25 years, 7 months and 23 days old.
  • He died on 21 Oct 1861 at The Battle of Ball's Bluff, Leesburg, Virginia. He was 25 years, 11 months and 2 days old.
  • Walter Abbott Eames wrote a letter to Sarah Ann Ames, his wife, on 22 Oct 1861, mentioning John Kidder Walker, as follows.
  • On 30 Oct 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, John Kidder Walker was included, with 304 other men, among "The Killed Wounded and Missing of the Fifteenth Regiment," after Ball's Bluff.
  • He was buried at Central Cemetery, New Ipswich, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire.
  • In Jan 1869 Mary G. Kidder received a pension to surviving family member based on John's service; and received certificate number 134860.
  • Mary, his mother, outlived John and died in 1897.
  • In 1914 Listed as one of the men of New Ipswich, NH, in the Civil War.
  • Last Edited: 19 Apr 2016

Melville Walker

b. 20 September 1824, d. 29 September 1862
  • Father: Leonard Walker b. 9 Apr 1789, d. 17 Apr 1863
  • Mother: Eliza Curtis b. 1792, d. about 1855
  • Company: D
  • Melville Walker was born on 20 Sep 1824 at Hopkinton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, son of Leonard Walker and Eliza Curtis.
  • Melville Walker was enumerated in the 1850 US Federal census on 6 Oct 1850 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, where he is a bootmaker, apparently single, and living in the household of William W. Thompson.
  • On 28 Jul 1853 Melville Walker, 28, married Fanny Eliza Reed, 23, daughter of David Reed and Betsey Fairbanks, at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Melville Walker and Fanny Eliza Reed were enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 6 Jun 1860 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, where he is a shoeclicker. Also enumerated -- Carrie M. Reed, 22, b. VT (relationship if any, unknown.)
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Melville gave his occupation as clicker.
  • In 1861 Melville was living at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 2 Dec 1861 Melville mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 37 years, 2 months and 12 days old.
  • On 17 Sep 1862 Melville was wounded at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland, by a gunshot on the ankle, terminating in lockjaw and death.
  • He died on 29 Sep 1862 at Hoffman's Farm Hospital, near Keedysville, Washington County, Maryland, of wounds. He was 38 years and 9 days old.
  • On 1 Nov 1862 at "The Worcester Daily Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Melville was mentioned as follows:
    "The body of Melville Walker, of company D, 15th regiment, who died in Maryland from wounds received in the recent battle of Antietam, has arrive, funeral services will be held at his late residence on Thomas street, this morning at eight o'clock. Members of the order of the Sons of Temperance are invited to meet at their hall on Foster street, at a quarter before eight o'clock this morning, and proceed to the house in a body."
  • He was buried in Nov 1862 at Federal Street Cemetery, Greenfield, Franklin County, Massachusetts.
  • On 9 Jan 1863 Fanny Eliza Reed received a pension to surviving family member based on Melville's service; his wife, received certificate number 2965.
  • He's surviving family was enumerated in the household of Fanny Eliza Reed in the 1870 US Federal Census in 1870 at Greenfield, Franklin County, Massachusetts, as:
    Fanny Walker      40
    Elisa Walker      15
    Fanny L Walker      10
    Laura Bailey      19
    George Brown      25.
  • On 15 Jul 1874 Melville Walker was included on the Civil War memorial at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 14 May 1875 his daughter, Eliza Walker, died at Greenfield, Franklin County, Massachusetts, at age 20 of kidney disease.
  • On 15 Jan 1879 Melville and Fanny's daughter, Fanny L. Walker married Marshall P. Benjamin at Greenfield, Franklin County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Melville Walker's surviving family was enumerated in the household of Fanny Eliza Reed and Fanny L. Walker in the 1880 US Federal Census in Jun 1880 at Greenfield, Franklin County, Massachusetts, where Fanny E. WALKER, lives with her daughter, Fanny L. and son-in-law, Marshall BENJAMIN, a shoe dealer. Also enumerated as "other" -- Wesley EDWARDS, 24, single, clerk in a store.
  • On 9 Sep 1881 Melville's widow, Fanny Eliza Reed remarried to Lemuel Albert Edminster at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for him and the second for her.
  • Fanny Eliza Reed filed for divorce from Lemuel Albert Edminster on 17 Jun 1898 at Greenfield, Franklin County, Massachusetts, requesting that she be allowed to resume her maiden (sic) name, Fanny E. Walker. The divorce was granted a year later.
  • On 17 Sep 1900 Melville Walker was included on the Civil War memorial at Antietam Battlefield, Sharpsburg, Maryland, as having died of his wounds received at the battle. (Read several articles from the Fitchburg Sentinel about the planning for the memorial.)
  • On 10 Mar 1902 Fanny Eliza Reed requested reinstatement of her widow's pension, and received $12 per month.
  • On 12 Oct 1905 Fanny Eliza Reed moved from Greenfield, Franklin County, Massachusetts, to Los Angeles, California.
  • Fanny, his wife, outlived Melville and died on 29 Mar 1912 at Ocean Park, Los Angeles County, California, at age 82.
  • On 7 Jun 1912, Fanny Eliza Reed was dropped from the pension rolls.
  • Last Edited: 7 Dec 2016

Family: Fanny Eliza Reed b. 8 Dec 1829, d. 29 Mar 1912

  • Eliza Walker b. 14 Oct 1854, d. 14 May 1875
  • Fanny L. Walker b. Jan 1860

Warren A. Walker

b. 2 September 1839, d. 10 January 1918
  • Father: Hiram Walker b. 1 Sep 1810, d. 8 Apr 1870
  • Mother: Levanchy Allen b. 16 Jan 1814, d. 25 Oct 1865
  • Company: F
  • Warren A. Walker was born on 2 Sep 1839 at Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Hiram Walker and Levanchy Allen.
  • On 18 Sep 1850 Hepsibeth Howe was enumerated in the 1850 US Federal census living near Warren A. Walker at Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    George W. Allen, 39, farmer, b. MA (as were all)
    Mary E., 27
    **George W., 4
    Edwin F., 1
    nextdoor to:
    **Alonzo Allen, 26, farmer
    Nancy J., 22
    Lucy A., 3/12
    nextdoor to:
    Hiram Walker, 40, farmer, blind
    Levanchey, 33
    Caroline E., 1
    **Warren A., 10
    **William H., 9
    Hiram F., 3
    Hepsibath, 66 (the matriarch)
    Alvord, 35.
  • He was enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 12 Jun 1860 at Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts, where he is a farm laborer, enumerated in the household of Jeremiah Millen (?), 73, and his large farm family.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Warren gave his occupation as farmer.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Warren mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 21 years, 10 months and 10 days old.
  • Warren A. Walker and William Harrison Walker, and Alonzo Allen and George Warren Allen, two brothers, their cousin and an uncle, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Co. F, William joining a year later than Warren.
  • On 17 Sep 1862 Warren was wounded at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland, in the leg.
  • On 22 Oct 1862 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Warren A. Walker was mentioned, together with 20 others, among the wounded at the Patent Office hospital in Washington, D.C.
  • On 4 Dec 1862 Warren ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts at Falmouth, Stafford County, Virginia, due to disability from wounds received in action.

  • He made application for a veteran's pension in Apr 1863, and received certificate number 21461.
  • On 6 Jun 1865 Warren A. Walker, 25, married Georgiana Prince, 15, daughter of David Prince and Harriet A. Oliver, at Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Note: with this marriage, the brothers also became brothers-in-law.
  • Warren A. Walker and Georgiana Prince were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census in 1880 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, where he Works In a Slipper Shop. Also enumerated - Mary Auley, 25, b. NY, single, who is apparently a boarder and occupied as a laundress.
  • On 18 Mar 1880 his brother, William Harrison Walker, died at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 38 of an anurism of thorasic aorta.
  • Warren A. Walker was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.
  • On 19 Nov 1894 Warren and Georgiana's daughter, Ida Jane Walker married Edward E. Buxton at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Warren A. Walker and Georgiana Prince were enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 11 Jun 1900 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, where they live on Park Avenue in a rented home. He is a wood worker. Of their six children, four are still living.
  • On 21 Oct 1903 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Warren A. Walker attended the 37th annual regimental reunion with some eighty other veterans.
  • In 1906 Warren was living at Auburn, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 20 Oct 1906 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Warren A. Walker attended the 40th annual reunion of the 15th regiment association, with some 75 other veterans of the regiment. (Report believed to be from the Worcester Spy.)
  • On 21 Oct 1907 at Grand Army Hall, Worcester, Massachusetts, Warren A. Walker attended the 41st annual regimental reunion and banquet on the 46th anniversary of the Battle of Ball's Bluff, as reported in the Fitchburg Sentinel the following day.
  • He and Georgiana Prince were enumerated in the 1910 US Federal Census on 27 Apr 1910 at Auburn, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 27 Oct 1910 at The State Mutual Building, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Warren A. Walker attended the 44th reunion of the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.
  • On 19 Nov 1910 Warren and Georgiana's daughter, Bessie A. Walker married Parley L. Frost at Auburn, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a second marriage for him and the first for her.
  • Warren A. Walker died on 10 Jan 1918 at Bradford, Essex County, Massachusetts. He was 78 years, 4 months and 8 days old.
  • He was buried in Jan 1918 in Brookfield Cemetery, at Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 21 Jan 1918 Anna Walker received a pension to surviving family member in Massachusetts based on Warren's service; his wife, received certificate number 842370.
  • Georgiana, his wife, outlived Warren and died in 1936.
  • Last Edited: 13 Apr 2016

Family: Georgiana Prince b. 6 Sep 1849, d. 1936

  • Hattie Louise Walker b. 28 Feb 1866, d. 1935
  • Frederick Charles Walker b. 1867, d. 1915
  • Ida Jane Walker b. 14 Aug 1872
  • Harry D. Walker b. 1873, d. 1873
  • Florence A. Walker b. 17 Dec 1881, d. 7 Aug 1882
  • Bessie A. Walker b. Jun 1883