Henry Clay Whipple

b. 1839, d. 18 May 1921
  • Father: Ahab Whipple b. 1815, d. 1874
  • Mother: Orra Cole Hopkins b. 1813, d. 13 Jan 1879
  • Company: H
  • Henry Clay Whipple was born in 1839 at Woonsocket, Providence County, Rhode Island, son of Ahab Whipple and Orra Cole Hopkins.
  • Henry Clay Whipple was enumerated in the household of Ahab Whipple and Orra Cole Hopkins in the 1860 US Federal Census on 9 Jun 1860 at Sutton P. O., Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    A. Whipple, 46, machinist, b. RI
    Orra, 47, b. RI
    **Henry C., 20, machinist, b. RI
    O. A., 17 (f), b. RI
    Harriet, 12, b. MA
    Emma, 8, b. MA.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Henry gave his occupation as machinist.
  • In 1861 Henry was living at Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Henry mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 22 years old.
  • On 23 Apr 1862 Henry ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to disability.

  • On 3 Sep 1867 Henry's sister, Harriet Emily Whipple, married Shelly Austin.
  • Henry Clay Whipple was enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census in Jun 1880 at Woonsocket, Providence County, Rhode Island, as:
    Henry C. WHIPPLE, 40, machinist, "married" but no wife enumerated, b. RI (as were his parents)
    enumerated as a boarder in the home of Emma BATES, 32, b. NY, along with several other men.
  • On 15 Aug 1881 his sister, Harriet Emily Austin, died at age 33.
  • On 14 Jul 1885 Henry Clay Whipple married Mary Jane Austin, 32, daughter of James Austin and Jane [--?--], at Woonsocket, Providence County, Rhode Island.
  • Henry Clay Whipple made application for a veteran's pension on 26 Nov 1899, and received certificate number 214629.
  • He and Mary Jane Austin were enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 26 Jun 1900 at Cumberland, Providence County, Rhode Island, as:
    Whipple, Henry C., head b. Oct 1839, married 15 years, b. RI (of RI parents), machinist
    ---, Mary, wife, b. Nov 1852, 43, no children, b. RI (fat b. Eng, mor b. MA.)
  • In 1906 Henry was living at Diamond Hill, Providence County, Rhode Island.
  • On 20 Oct 1906 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Henry Clay Whipple attended the 40th annual reunion of the 15th regiment association, with some 75 other veterans of the regiment. (Report believed to be from the Worcester Spy.)
  • He and Mary Jane Austin were enumerated in the 1910 US Federal Census on 4 May 1910 at Cumberland, Providence County, Rhode Island, as:
    Whipple, Henry C., head, 70, married 25 years, b. RI (as were his parents), farmer on a domestic farm, they own their farm.
    ---, Mary J., 58, they have had no children.
  • On 27 Oct 1910 at The State Mutual Building, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Henry Clay Whipple attended the 44th reunion of the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.
  • He and Mary Jane Austin were enumerated in the 1920 US Federal Census in 1920 at Rhode Island as:
    Whipple, Henry C., head, 85, b. RI, farmer
    ---, Mary J., wife, 63, b. RI (parents b. Eng and MA.)
  • Henry Clay Whipple died on 18 May 1921 at Manville, Providence County, Rhode Island. He was 82 years old.
  • He was buried in May 1921 at Union Cemetery, North Smithfield, Providence County, Rhode Island, where his wife would later join him.
  • On 18 Jul 1921 Mary Jane Austin received a pension to surviving family member in Rhode Island based on Henry's service; his wife, received certificate number 920902.
  • Mary, his wife, outlived Henry and died on 21 Jul 1948 at age 95.
  • Last Edited: 19 Apr 2016

Family: Mary Jane Austin b. Nov 1852, d. 21 Jul 1948

Benjamin Weymouth Whitcomb

b. 21 October 1823, d. 6 April 1907
  • Father: Asaph Whitcomb b. 12 Feb 1795, d. 22 Mar 1880
  • Mother: Olive Buzzell b. 18 Sep 1794, d. 7 Feb 1866
  • Company: B
  • Benjamin Weymouth Whitcomb was born on 21 Oct 1823 at Marshfield, Washington County, Vermont, son of Asaph Whitcomb and Olive Buzzell.
  • Benjamin Weymouth Whitcomb married Nancy Whipple, daughter of Otis Whipple and Anna Harkness.
  • Benjamin Weymouth Whitcomb and Harriet Nancy Whipple were enumerated in the 1850 US Federal census on 7 Nov 1850 at Royalston, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Bent Whitcomb, 25, farmer, b. VT
    Nancy, 25, b. NH.
  • Benjamin Weymouth Whitcomb and Harriet Nancy Whipple were enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 18 Aug 1860 at Winchendon, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Benjamin Whitcomb, 35, part turner, b. VT
    Nancy, 35, b. NH
    Pacy, 2, (m), b. NH.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Benjamin gave his occupation as carpenter.
  • In 1861 Benjamin was living at Winchendon, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 14 Dec 1861 Benjamin mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Winchendon, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 38 years, 1 month and 23 days old.
  • On 30 Aug 1862, Darius H. Whitcomb, his brother, was enlisted in the 14th New Hampshire Infantry, Co. C, at Fitzwilliam, NH. He was wounded at Opequan, VA, and discharged 27 May 1865.
  • On 17 Sep 1862 Benjamin was wounded at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland, on the leg.
  • On 5 Dec 1862 Benjamin 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 on 16 Feb 1863, and received certificate number 28997.
  • He and Harriet Nancy Whipple were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 8 Jun 1880 at Fitzwilliam, Cheshire County, New Hampshire, as:
    Whitcomb, Benjamin, 56, farmer, b. VT (of NH parents)
    ---, Harriet N., 55, wife, b. NH (of NH parents
    ---, Perry W., son, laboerer, b. NH
    ---, William P., 22, son, b. NH
    ---, Rosetta, 15, daur, b. NH
    ---, Lillian, 13, daur, b. NH.
  • On 20 May 1883 Benjamin and Harriet's daughter, Rosetta Whitcomb married William H. Matthews at Fitzwilliam, Cheshire County, New Hampshire.
  • On 16 Jul 1887 Harriet Nancy Whipple, his wife, died at Fitzwilliam, Cheshire County, New Hampshire, at age 62 of euleritic (?)
  • Benjamin Weymouth Whitcomb was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Fitzwilliam, Cheshire County, New Hampshire, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company B.
  • He was enumerated in the household of Rosetta Whitcomb and William H. Matthews in the 1900 US Federal Census in Jun 1900 at Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, as:
    Matthews, William, b. Jan 1861, married 17 years, b. MA, furniture maker
    ---, Rosetta, wife, b. Jan 1865, both of her children have died
    Whitcomb, Benjamin, fath-in-law, b. Oct 1823, 76, widower.
  • On 29 Jun 1901 at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Benjamin Weymouth Whitcomb attended the 40th reunion of Company B.
  • He died on 6 Apr 1907 at Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, of pneumonia. He was 83 years, 5 months and 16 days old.
  • He was buried in Apr 1907 at Riverside Cemetery, Winchendon, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Benjamin's son, Perry W. Whitcomb, died and was buried in Mar 1915 at Riverside Cemetery, Winchendon, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 57 years and 9 months.
  • The personal papers or letters of Benjamin Weymouth Whitcomb are available at at Auburn University, Auburn, Lee County, Alabama, Whitcomb, Benjamin Diary (1862) - catalogued as "RG 291" in the Civil War Archival Collections at the Auburn University Special Collections and Archives.
  • Last Edited: 23 May 2016

Family: Harriet Nancy Whipple b. 31 Mar 1825, d. 16 Jul 1887

  • Hattie Whitcomb b. 16 Feb 1857, d. 16 Oct 1859
  • Perry W. Whitcomb b. 15 May 1857, d. 30 Mar 1915
  • William P. Whitcomb b. 9 Nov 1860, d. 8 Jul 1915
  • Rosetta Whitcomb b. Jan 1865, d. 17 Mar 1941
  • Lillian Whitcomb b. 1867

Gilman W. Whitcomb

b. May 1839, d. 23 December 1923
  • Company: B
  • Gilman W. Whitcomb was born in May 1839 at Ashby, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
  • He was enumerated in the household of Abner Allen and Lucy Sargent in the 1850 US Federal Census on 1 Aug 1850 at Princeton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Abner Allen, 63, farmer, b. MA (as were all)
    Lucy, 63
    Caroline, 28
    Lucy, 20
    **Gilman W. Whitcomb, 11.
  • Gilman W. Whitcomb was enumerated in the State census in Jun 1855 at Princeton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Samuel C Nash, 32, farmer b. MA (as were all)
    Mary N., 24
    John W., 0
    Gilman W Whitcomb, 16, laborer.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Gilman gave his occupation as farmer.
  • In 1861 Gilman was living at Princeton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Gilman mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Princeton, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 22 years and 2 months old.
  • He was declared missing in action on 3 Jul 1863 at The Battle of Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania, in the foot.
  • On 22 Jul 1863 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Gilman W. Whitcomb was reported as missing at Gettysburg.
  • In Apr 1864 Gilman ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to disability.

  • Starting 11 Aug 1864, Gilman also served in the 4th MA Heavy Artillery.
  • He ended his service on 17 Jun 1865 at Washington, DC.
  • He was enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 22 Jun 1870 at Eau Claire, Eau Claire County, Wisconsin, as:
    Whitcomb, G. W., 30, teamster, b. MA
    living as one of many boarders in the household of:
    Robert Foster.
  • He was enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 3 Jun 1880 at Morris, Stevens County, Minnesota, as:
    Whitcomb, Gilman, 40, single, boarder, laborer, b. MA (father b- VT, mor b. MA)
    in the household of:
    Charles Olsen, 34, wagon maker, and his Swedish family.
  • He was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Georgetown, Oakport, Clay County, Minnesota, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company B, noting that he was wounded and a prisoner for 31 days at Richmond.
  • He made application at Minnesota for a veteran's pension on 26 Apr 1892, and received certificate number 942519.
  • He was enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 26 Jun 1900 at Harwood, Cass County, North Dakota, as:
    Whitcomb, Gilman W., employee, b. May 1839, age 61, single, b. MA (of MA parents), day laborer who has been unemployed for 9 of the last 12 months
    in the household of:
    Leonard Tufts, a farmer, b. ME.
  • On 28 Nov 1906 at Mckenzie County, North Dakota, he received homestead patent NDMTAA 080786, near the Yellow river.
  • He was enumerated in the 1910 US Federal Census on 1 Jun 1910 at Morrill Precinct, Mckenzie County, North Dakota, as:
    Whitcomb, Gilman W., 71, single, b. MA (fath b. VT; mor b. MA) farmer, who owns his own farm.
  • He was enumerated in the State census in 1915 at North Dakota.
  • He was enumerated in the 1920 US Federal Census on 14 Feb 1920 at Morrill, Mckenzie County, North Dakota, as:
    Whitcomb, Gilman, head, 80, single, b. MA, who owns his own farm
    Kirkentall, Edward F., boarder, 53, widower, b. Indiana.
  • He died on 23 Dec 1923 at Williams County, North Dakota, unmarried, as a member of Battery H, 4th Massachusetts Heavy Artillery. He was 84 years and 7 months old.
  • Last Edited: 17 Feb 2016

Frederick White

b. 1 January 1836, d. 10 February 1902
  • Company: 1_SS
  • Frederick White was born on 1 Jan 1836 at Lawrence, Essex County, Massachusetts.
  • He was enumerated in the State census in 1855 at Middleton, Essex County, Massachusetts, as Frederick White, age 20, living in the home of Andrew Merriam, saying that he is a shoemaker and that he was born "on the Atlantic Ocean."
  • He was enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 3 Sep 1860 at Middleton, Essex County, Massachusetts, as Fred White, 24, shoemaker, b. MA, living in a boarding house owned by James N. Merriam.
  • In 1861 Frederick was living at Middleton, Essex County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment, Frederick gave his occupation as Shoemaker.
  • Frederick White and Joseph Consider Orcutt, future brothers-in-law, served together in the 1st Company, Andrew Sharpshooters.

  • On 3 Sep 1861 Frederick White mustered into service with the 1st Company Massachusetts Sharpshooters. He was 25 years, 8 months and 2 days old.
  • On 13 Mar 1862 at "Salem Register", Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts, Fred White was mentioned in an article about the bodyguard which returned the deceased General Lander to Salem for interment. He may have been included in a group photo believed to have been taken of the Sharpshooters selected to accompany General. The officer standing at the far left is Captain John "Jack" Saunders.
  • On 5 Jan 1863 Frederick ended military service with the 1st Massachusetts Sharpshooters at Washington, DC, by discharge to join the Regular Army.

  • Starting 6 Jan 1863, Frederick also served in the 1st Light Artillery Regiment Regular Army, Company K.
  • He ended his service with the 1st Light Artillery Regiment Regular Army, Company K on 3 Aug 1864 at Camp Barry, Washington, DC.
  • Frederick White married Georgianna J. Pierson, daughter of Charles Bradford Orcutt and Jennet Barnard,
    (Note: she was the widow of Hiram J. Pierson who died of wounds while serving with the 2nd Massachusetts Infantry.)
  • Frederick White and Georgianna J. Orcutt were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 6 Jun 1870 at Peabody, Essex County, Massachusetts, as:
    White, Frederick, 34, works in shoe factory, b. MA
    ---, Georgianna J., 30, b. MA
    ---, Frederick W., 1, b. MA
    Orcutt, Jenette, 61, b. NY.
  • Frederick White made application for a veteran's pension on 29 Aug 1879, and received certificate number209822.
  • He and Georgianna J. Orcutt were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 1 Jun 1880 at Beverly, Essex County, Massachusetts, as:
    White, Frederick, 43, works in shoe factory, b. MA
    ---, Georgianna, 40, wife, b. MA
    ---, Frederick, 11, son, b. MA
    ---, Nellie F., 9, daur, b. MA
    ---, Jennie E., 7, daur, b. MA.
  • Frederick White was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Beverly, Essex County, Massachusetts, citing service in the 1st Co. Andrews Sharpshooters, noting that he had been shot in the head and shoulder.
  • He and Georgianna J. Orcutt were enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 5 Jun 1900 at Beverly, Essex County, Massachusetts, as:
    White, Frederick, b. Jan 1837, 63, married 32 years, b. MA, shoe trimmer
    ---, Georgina J., wife, b. Jan 1840, three of five children living, b. MA
    ---, Frederick W., son, b. Nov 1868, single, b. MA, tool layer
    ---, Nellie F., daur, b. Dec 1870, single, b. MA
    ---, Jennie E., daur, b. Nov 1872, single, b. MA.
  • Frederick White died on 10 Feb 1902 at Beverly, Essex County, Massachusetts. He was 66 years, 1 month and 9 days old.
  • He was buried in Feb 1902 at Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
  • On 13 Mar 1902 Georgianna J. White received a pension to surviving family member in Massachusetts based on Frederick's service; his wife, received certificate number 540681.
  • On 6 Jun 1907 Frederick and Georgianna's son, Frederick William White married Catherine Augusta Buckley at Peabody, Essex County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Frederick White's surviving family was enumerated in the household of Georgianna J. Orcutt in the 1910 US Federal Census on 19 Apr 1910 at Beverly, Essex County, Massachusetts, as:
    White, Georgianna J., 70, widow, three of five children living, b. MA (fat b. MA, mor b. NY), own income
    ---, Nellie F., daur, 38, single, b. MA (of MA parents), lining maker in shoe shop
    ---, Jeannie E., daur, 37, single, b. ME (of MA parents), no occupation.
  • Frederick's wife, Georgianna J. Orcutt, died and was buried in Dec 1916 at Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, with Frederick at age 76 years and 11 months.
  • Last Edited: 27 Apr 2016

Family: Georgianna J. Orcutt b. Jan 1840, d. 4 Dec 1916

  • Frederick William White b. 13 Nov 1868, d. 1952
  • Nellie Florence White b. 11 Dec 1870, d. 24 Jan 1913
  • Jennie E. White b. Nov 1872

James E. White

b. between 1838 and 1839
  • Company: D
  • James E. White was born between 1838 - 1839 at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, James gave his occupation as carpenter.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 James mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • 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 E. White 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 E. White 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 E. White was listed, with 88 other men of the 15th Massachusetts, as a prisoner at Richmond.
  • In 1862, James was paroled from prison.
  • On 10 Jun 1862 at "The New York Times", New York City, New York, James E. White was listed among the released prisoners brought to this port (Annapolis?) on board the U. S. transport Guide from Newbern, N. C.
  • On 30 Mar 1863 James ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts at Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, by desertion.

  • Last Edited: 19 Sep 2012

Joseph White 1st

b. 13 October 1837, d. 1 May 1883
  • Father: Adam White b. 14 May 1802, d. 18 Sep 1872
  • Mother: Hannah Fairbanks b. 22 Jun 1807, d. 29 Sep 1881
  • Company: K
  • Joseph White was born on 13 Oct 1837 at Burrillville, Providence County, Rhode Island, son of Adam White and Hannah Fairbanks.
  • Joseph White 1st was enumerated in the household of Adam White and Hannah Fairbanks in the 1850 US Federal Census on 1 Aug 1850 at Blackstone, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Adam White, 48, butcher, b. MA
    Hannah, 43, b. MA
    Edwin, 20, labirer, b. RI
    Diantha, 17, b. RI
    Lorenzo, 15, spinner, b. RI
    Lerinda, 15, b. RI
    **Joseph, 12, b. RILeander, 9, b. MA
    Ellen, 6, b. MA.
  • In 1861 Joseph was living at Blackstone, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Joseph gave his occupation as hostler.

  • On 1 Jul 1861 Joseph mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Blackstone, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 23 years, 8 months and 18 days old.
  • On 23 Apr 1864 Joseph ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by transfer to the Navy, according to the MASSCW.

  • On 28 Jul 1864 Joseph ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to expiration of term of service in the 1870 roster.

  • On 2 Feb 1872 Joseph White 1st, 34, married Ellen Josephine Mason, daughter of Francis B. Mason and Elmira Harris, at Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for him and the second for her.
  • Note: Ellen J. Mason was the former wife of Adin A. Colvin when she married Joseph White - both members of the 15th Massachusetts.
  • Joseph White 1st and Ellen Josephine Mason were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 8 Jun 1880 at Douglas, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    White, Joseph, 42, axe finisher, b. RI (of RI parents)
    ---, Ellen J., 32, wife, b. MA (of RI parents.)
  • In 1883 Joseph White 1st was axe finisher.
  • He died on 1 May 1883 at Douglas, Worcester County, Massachusetts, unmarried (sic), of consumption. He was 45 years, 6 months and 18 days old.
  • He was buried in May 1883 at South Sutton Cemetery, Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 12 Aug 1884 Joseph's widow, Ellen Josephine Mason remarried to George E. Lincoln at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.
  • Last Edited: 14 Apr 2016

Family: Ellen Josephine Mason b. 1848, d. 1935

Joseph White 3rd

b. 1839, d. 2 August 1864
  • Company: K
  • Joseph White 3rd was also known as Thomas White in the MASSCW.
  • He was born about in 1839 at Canada.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Joseph gave his occupation as sail-maker.
  • He lived at unknown in 1863.

  • On 22 Jul 1863 Joseph mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts. He was 24 years old.
  • On 27 Jul 1864 Joseph ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by transfer to the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.

  • He died on 2 Aug 1864 at Andersonville, Sumter County, Georgia, as a prisoner of war, of disease. He was 25 years old.
  • Last Edited: 15 Aug 2016

Joseph H. White

b. 23 December 1829, d. 15 May 1914
  • Father: Mitchell (LeBlanc) White
  • Mother: Victoria Whitefoot
  • Company: A
  • Joseph H. White was born on 23 Dec 1829 at St. Joseph, Quebec, Canada, son of Mitchell (LeBlanc) White and Victoria Whitefoot.
  • In 1862 Joseph was living at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1862, Joseph gave his occupation as farmer.
  • He was married at the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts according to Ford's history.

  • On 6 Aug 1862 Joseph mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 32 years, 7 months and 14 days old.
  • On 11 Dec 1862, Joseph was sick with typhoid fever on the march to Harpers Ferry as stated in his claim for pension.
  • Starting 7 Oct 1863, Joseph also served in the 13th V. R. C., Company K.
  • On 26 Oct 1863 Joseph ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by transfer to the Veteran Reserve Corps.

  • He ended his service on 14 Jul 1864.
  • Starting Mar 1865, Joseph also served in the 8th Vermont Regiment, Company D.
  • He ended his service on 28 Jun 1865.
  • He was enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 7 Jun 1870 at Lyndeborough, Hillsboro County, New Hampshire, as:
    Joseph H. White, 40, farmer, b. Canada
    Birdwell, Ellen M., 39, b. NH (as were the children)
    ---, Nellie M., 14
    ---, George M., 9
    ---, Angeline E., 11 (or 1)
    (relationship if any unknown.)
  • On 1 Jan 1873 Joseph H. White, 43, married Nancy Davis, 31, daughter of Amos Davis and Sally Arnold, at Lyndeborough, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire.
  • Joseph H. White and Nancy Davis were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 19 Jun 1880 at Temple, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, as:
    Joseph H. WHITE, 49, CAN, Occ: Farm Laborer, Fa: b. CAN, Mo: b. CAN
    Nancy D., Wife, 38, b. VT, Fa: b. NH, Mo: b. VT
    There are no children enumerated.
  • Joseph H. White made application at Nashua, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, for a veteran's pension on 28 Jun 1880, and received certificate number 533610. He recieved $30 a month until his death.
  • He and Nancy Davis were separated before 1900 apparently.
  • Joseph H. White was enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 1 Jun 1900 at Waterbury, Washington County, Vermont, as:
    Tatrs, Peter, head, b. Oct 1835, 64, married 43 years, b. Canada French
    ---, Harriet, wife, b. May 1841, 59, 4 of 14 children living, b. Canada French
    ---, Frank, son, b. Oct 1878, 21, single, b. VT,
    **White, Joseph H., brother, b. Dec 1829, 70, widower, b. Canada French
    Normdday, Matilda, g-child, b. Sep 1887, 12, b. VT
    Lewis, Pearl, boarder, b. June 1878, 21, single, b. Ohio.
  • He was enumerated in the 1910 US Federal Census on 21 Apr 1910 at Ferrisburg, Addison County, Vermont, as:
    McCabe, Patrick F., head, 37, married 2nd, b. VT
    ---, Ame E., wife, -- no children
    ---, Kathleen F., daur, 13
    ---, Harriet C., daur, 9
    ---, Elsie M., daur, 6
    **White, Joseph H. boarder, 81, widower, b. Canada French, immig 1848, living on own income.
  • On 3 May 1912 Nancy Davis, his wife, died at Lyndeborough, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, at age 70.
  • Joseph H. White died on 15 May 1914 at Montgomery, Franklin County, Vermont. He was 84 years, 4 months and 22 days old.
  • He was buried in May 1914 at Enosburg Center Cemetery, Enosburg Center, Franklin County, Vermont, in the Messier family lot, with his sister and her husband.
  • Last Edited: 14 Apr 2016

Family: Nancy Davis b. 22 Oct 1841, d. 3 May 1912

Lowell Clark White

b. 1 March 1843, d. 8 December 1920

  • Father: Marshall White b. 6 Apr 1810, d. 19 Dec 1893
  • Mother: Marsylvia Winship b. 19 Jun 1807, d. 27 Feb 1899
  • Company: B
  • Lowell Clark White was born on 1 Mar 1843 at Westminster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Marshall White and Marsylvia Winship.
  • Lowell Clark White was enumerated in the household of Marshall White and Marsylvia Winship in the 1850 US Federal Census on 15 Aug 1850 at Westminster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, where Marshall is a Butcher with $2800 in property.
  • Lowell Clark White was enumerated in the household of Marshall White and Marsylvia Winship in the 1860 US Federal Census on 1 Jun 1860 at Westminster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, where Marshall is a farmer with $10,000. John M. is a butcher, and Ezra J. is a painter.
  • In 1861 Lowell was living at Westminster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Lowell gave his occupation as butcher.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Lowell mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Westminster, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 18 years, 4 months and 11 days old.
  • Lyman Nichols wrote a letter to Clara A. Nichols, his sister, on 16 Jun 1864 from Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, mentioning Lowell Clark White, as follows.
  • On 28 Jul 1864 Lowell ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts having fulfilled his term of service.

  • On 4 Jul 1868 Lowell Clark White was included on the Civil War memorial at Main Street, Westminster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, From the "Massachusetts Spy," (Worcester, Massachusetts), 17 July 1868:
    A very fine soldiers' monument of Fitchburg granite, with curb of the same material, was dedicated in Westminster, July 4. It stands 22 1/2 feet high, the names of 82 soldiers being on marble slabs attached to the sides of the monument.
    The dedicatory services proper consisted of prayer, singing of an original ode, floral demonstration, an address, the reading of a poem, and the playing of a dirge by the Gardner Brass Band. A free dinner was provided in the grove....speeches were made by Captain Holden and General Kimball....
  • He was enumerated in the household of Ezra Jones White and Caroline C. Smith in the 1870 US Federal Census on 10 Aug 1870 at Alameda, Alameda County, California, as:
    White, E. J., 30, stock broker, b. MA (his bother)
    ---, Carrie, 25, b. NY
    ---, Arthur, 3, b. CA
    ---, Jessie, 1/12, b. CA
    **---, L. C., 27, butcher, b. MA.
  • Lowell Clark White married Jennie [--?--].
  • Lowell Clark White and Jennie [--?--] were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 7 Jun 1880 at San Francisco, San Francisco County, California, as:
    White, L. C., 36, butcher, b. MA (of MA parents)
    ---, Jannie, 25, wife, b. OH (of English parents)
    ---, Lottie, 7, daur, b. CA.
  • On 12 Jun 1884 at "The Fitchburg Sentinel", Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Lowell C. White was mentioned as a member of the Westminster contingent of Company B, the Fitchburg Fusiliers. From The Fitchburg Sentinel, 12 June 1884
    The "Veteran" members of Co. B., 15th Mass. regt. will hold their 18th annual reunion at Lackside House, Wachusett Lake, June 28th. Westminster sent ten men of her quota in this company. Do you remember that little squad of men who, 23 years ago, went to Fitchburg to join the Fitchburg Fusiliers and went into Camp Scott at Worcester June 28th, "the day we celebrate."
    The were George W. Benjamin (dead), Joseph R. Houghton, N. Porter Howard, Edward S. Kendall, Francis Nichols, Frederick Nichols, Joel Pratt, Lyman Nichols and Lowell C. White. Nelson T. Bathrick came out as a recruit about one year later and died in hospital from wounds.
  • On 11 Jul 1890, Lowell was mentioned in the Fitchburg Sentinel as being "of San Francisco" and "expected home for a visit (in Westminster) next month. He has not been here for some years. He was a member of Co. B, 15th Mass. regt., and will probably come on with the G. A. R. in August."
  • He made application at California for a veteran's pension on 15 Feb 1892, and received certificate number 863900.
  • In May 1898 Lowell was living at California.
  • On 11 May 1898 at "The Fitchburg Sentinel", Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Lowell Clark White was mentioned in an article as an original member of the Fitchburg Fusiliers.
  • He was enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 6 Jun 1900 at Market Street, San Francisco, San Francisco County, California, where he is a lodger and enumerated as "single". He is a "weigh clerk" by occupation.
  • On 29 Jun 1901 Lowell Clark White wrote a letter to be read at the 40th reunion of Company B.
  • Lowell wrote a letter on 21 Jun 1904 from San Francisco, San Francisco County, California, as follows:
    To Capt. John W. Kimball
    47 Hight St. Fitchburg, Mass.
    My Dear Comrade,
    As usual the kind invitation from Comrade Eames reached me on time. Regretting very much that I shall not be able to be with you on the 28th. Have had hopes for the last five years that I would be able to see you at the next but will have to defer it once more.
    Excuse my tardiness. In not replying to your letter of more than a year I will in regard to the Memorial. Thought if the Adj. Gen’l could not take my word for it. That I had lost it I would not bother any more about it.
    With kind regaurds to all the Old Boys and wishing you a happy re-union. I remain as com.
    74 Chronicle Bld’g
    P. S. Would like very much to hear from you or any of the boys.
    L.C.W.
  • Lowell wrote a letter on 23 Jun 1905 from San Francisco, San Francisco County, California, as follows:
    Dear Capt. Kimball and comrades,
    Your kind invitation to attend the annual re-union of Co. B at hand and as usual shall not be able to be with you. Am enjoying excellent health. With kind regaurds to all the old boys. Hoping I may hear from any of them. I remain as com.
  • He was enumerated in the 1910 US Federal Census on 16 Apr 1910 at Veterans Home of California, Yount, Napa County, California, as White, Lowell C., inmate, 67, widower, b. MA.
  • He was enumerated in the 1920 US Federal Census on 14 Jan 1920 at San Francisco, San Francisco County, California, where he lives alone in a rented premises. The marital status is smudged, but appears to be widower, and his occupation is given as "retired."
  • He died on 8 Dec 1920. He was 77 years, 9 months and 7 days old.
  • He was buried in 1920 at San Francisco National Cemetery, San Francisco, San Francisco County, California, Plot: NA WS1418-A.
  • In 2000 researcher, notes "He was single at the time of his enlistment. He was married twice and had several kids. He was a butcher. His sister Helen M. White married another Westminster Civil War Veteran, Henry B. Story in 1868."
  • Last Edited: 19 Apr 2016

Family: Jennie [--?--] b. between 1854 - 1855

  • Lottie White b. between 1872 - 1873

Oliver Leonard White

b. July 1841, d. 6 March 1930
  • Father: Oliver White b. 13 May 1772, d. 5 Jan 1860
  • Mother: Sally Reed b. 1798
  • Company: E
  • Oliver Leonard White was born in Jul 1841 at Lagrange, Penobscot County, Maine, son of Oliver White and Sally Reed.
  • Oliver Leonard White was enumerated in the household of Oliver White and Sally Reed in the 1850 US Federal Census on 14 Aug 1850 at Lagrange, Penobscot County, Maine, probably as:
    O. White, 77, farmer, $500 estate, b. MA
    Sally, 52, b. ME
    Elizabeth, 13, b. ME
    **O. or L. White, (m) 11, b. ME
    Sarah Lachton, 38, b. ME
    (Note: this may be the right family.)
  • Oliver Leonard White was enumerated in the household of Oliver White and Sally Reed in the 1855 Massachusetts State census in 1855 at Holden, Worcester County, Massachusetts, prob as:
    Oliver White, 80-90, b MA
    Sally, 50-60, b. ME
    Hannah E., 15-20, b ME     
    I. Manning Ball, 20-30, b. MA
    Mary B Ball, 20-30, b. MA      
    Ella D Ball, under 5, b. MA
    Granville M Ball, under 5, b. MA
    (no apparent relationships.)
  • On 21 Jul 1855 Oliver's sister, Hannah Elizabeth White, married George Richards at Holden, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Oliver gave his occupation as bootmaker.
  • Starting 17 Apr 1861, Oliver also served in the 1st New Hampshire Infantry, Company A.
  • He ended his service with the 1st N. H. Infantry in Aug 1861.
  • In 1862 This man is placed in Co. D, per 1870 roster, but the MASSCW puts him in Co. E, which is confirmed by the 1890 Veterans' Enumeration.

  • On 19 Feb 1862 Oliver mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of West Boylston, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 20 years and 7 months old.
  • On 17 Sep 1862 Oliver was wounded at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland.
  • In 1863 Oliver was taken prisoner place and exact date not given.
  • Oliver ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts transferred to the Veterans' Reserve Corps at a date not given in the 1870 roster.

  • On 7 Jan 1865 Oliver Leonard White, 23, married Polly E. Meacham, 22, daughter of Lyman Meacham and Lois Monks, at Washington, District of Columbia.
  • Oliver Leonard White ended his service with the 1st VRC, Company A on 9 Nov 1865.
  • He made application for a veteran's pension on 28 Jan 1869, and received certificate number 103945.
  • He and Polly E. Meacham were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census in Jun 1880 at Duncan, Tioga County, Pennsylvania, as:
    White, Oliver L., 39, laborer, b. ME, (father b. MA, mor b. ME)
    ---, Polly E., 38, wife, b. NY
    ---, Addie E., 12, dau, b. PA
    ---, Emma C., 10, dau, b. PA
    West, Isaac, 32, boarder
    Childs, John, 21 boarder.
  • On 25 Sep 1889 Oliver and Polly's daughter, Emma C. White married Melvin M. Smith at Wellsboro, Tioga County, Pennsylvania.
  • Oliver Leonard White was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Wellsboro, Tioga County, Pennsylvania, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company E, as well as in the 1st N.H. Infantry, and noted that he received a gunshot wound to the left leg.
  • He and Polly E. Meacham were enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 4 Jun 1900 at Wellsboro, Tioga County, Pennsylvania, as:
    White, Oliver, head, July 1841, married 35 years, b. ME, father b. MA, mor b. ME, wool carder, they own their own home with a mortgage
    ---, Polly E., wife, Mar 1842, both of her children are still living, b. NY.
  • Oliver Leonard White and Polly E. Meacham were enumerated in the 1910 US Federal Census on 2 May 1910 at Wellsboro, Tioga County, Pennsylvania, as:
    Oliver L. White, 69, married 1st 43 years, b. ME, mill
    Polly, wife, 67, 1 of 2 children living, b. NY
    Earl H. Smith, grand-son, 13, b. PA.
  • In 1917 Polly E. Meacham, his wife, died at Wellsboro, Tioga County, Pennsylvania.
  • Oliver Leonard White was enumerated in the 1920 US Federal Census on 18 Jan 1920 at Wellsboro, Tioga County, Pennsylvania, as a widower, with his single daughter, Adelaide.
  • On 28 Mar 1926 his daughter, Adelaide E. White, died at Wellsboro, Tioga County, Pennsylvania, at age 57 in a TB sanitorium, unmarried.
  • Oliver Leonard White died on 6 Mar 1930 at Wellsboro, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. He was 88 years and 8 months old.
  • He was buried in Mar 1930 at Wellsboro Cemetery, Wellsboro, Tioga County, Pennsylvania, with his wife and daughter, Adelaide.
  • Last Edited: 14 Apr 2016

Family: Polly E. Meacham b. Mar 1842, d. 1917

  • Adelaide E. White b. 1 Jul 1868, d. 28 Mar 1926
  • Emma C. White b. 17 Feb 1870, d. 23 May 1901

Thomas White

b. 1839, d. 2 August 1864
  • Company: K
  • Thomas White was born in 1839 at Persia according to Ford's history. However, I think this is a printing error, and should be Prussia.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Thomas gave his occupation as sailor.
  • In 1863 Thomas was living at an unknown place according to Ford's history.

  • On 22 Jul 1863 Thomas mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts. He was 24 years old.
  • On 6 May 1864 Thomas was taken prisoner at The Battle of the Wilderness, Spotsylvania County, Virginia.
  • On 27 Jul 1864 Thomas ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by administrative transfer to the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry; he was a prisoner of war at the time.

  • He died on 2 Aug 1864 at Andersonville, Sumter County, Georgia, as a prisoner of war. He was 25 years old.
  • He was buried in Aug 1864 at Andersonville National Cemetery, Andersonville, Sumter County, Georgia, Plot: Grave 4577.
  • It is possible that "Waif from Persia" in Ford's history is really "Weiss (i.e. White) from Prussia". The original handwritten entry on the roster at the Worcester Armory is clearly "Waif from Persia". However, this is not logical. It is possible that someone transcribing his European signature mistook a German sharp-S (ß) for an "F".
  • Last Edited: 24 Aug 2016

Gilbert Paris Whitman

b. 30 August 1836, d. 12 July 1890
  • Father: Parris Whitman b. 1797, d. 17 Mar 1850
  • Mother: Celinda Angell b. 10 Sep 1802, d. 1 Apr 1882
  • Company: H
  • Gilbert Paris Whitman was born on 30 Aug 1836 at Johnston, Providence County, Rhode Island, son of Parris Whitman and Celinda Angell.
  • On 17 Mar 1850 his father, Parris Whitman, died.
  • Gilbert Paris Whitman was enumerated in the household of Celinda Angell in the 1850 US Federal Census on 5 Aug 1850 at Smithfield, Providence County, Rhode Island, as:
    Celinda Whitman, 46, b. RI (as were all in the family)
    Amanda, 28
    Catharine, 23
    Olney, 21, spinner
    Cynthia, 19
    Mary J., 15
    **Gilbert P., 14
    James F., 11.
  • On 29 Jul 1853 his brother, James Francis Whitman, died.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Gilbert gave his occupation as machinist.
  • Gilbert was living at Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Gilbert mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as a Sergeant, being credited to the quota of Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 24 years, 10 months and 12 days old.
  • On 17 Sep 1862 Gilbert was wounded at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland, in the arm, chest and thigh.
  • On 5 Jan 1863 Gilbert ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to disability.

  • On 30 Mar 1863 his brother, Olney A. Whitman, died at Baltimore City, Maryland, at age 34 of disease while serving with the 7th Rhode Island Infantry.
  • On 20 Jun 1867 Gilbert Paris Whitman, 30, married Amy Harris Arnold, 24, daughter of Lyman Arnold and Charlotte Angell, at Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island.
  • Gilbert Paris Whitman made application for a veteran's pension on 20 Oct 1869, and received certificate number 30101.
  • He and Amy Harris Arnold were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 2 Jun 1870 at Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Whitman, Gilbert, 31, agent for cotton mill, b. RI
    ---, Annie H., 26, b. RI
    Carter, Ellen, 40,domestic servant, b. Ireland.
  • Gilbert Paris Whitman and Amy Harris Arnold were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 9 Jun 1880 at Manchester, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, as:
    Whitman, Gilbert P., 41, agent of cotton mill, b. RI (as were his parents)
    ---, Anny M., 31, wife, b. RI
    ---, Lottie B., 7, daur, b. MA
    ---, Clarence G., 6, son, b. MA
    Dickens, Belle, 20, servant, b. RI.
  • Gilbert Paris Whitman died on 12 Jul 1890 at Rockport, Essex County, Massachusetts. He was 53 years, 10 months and 12 days old.
  • An obituary for Gilbert Paris Whitman was published on 14 Jul 1890 at "The Boston Journal", Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, as follows:
    Col. Gilbert Paris Whitman died Saturday evening at his home in Rockport, aged 53 years. He was born in Johnson, R. I.
    He was agent for the Annisquam Mills at Rockport from 1871 to 1880, when he removed to Manchester, N. H., where he was agent for the Amory Mills for seven years.
    He was on the staff of Gov. Hale of New Hampshire of 1884. He served in the Rebellion.
    About three years ago he went south for his health, returning to Rockport two years ago, since which time his health had ben steadily failing.
    He was highly respected and possessed marked ability. He was foremost in every good enterprise.
    He left a widow, one daughter and three sisters.
    His funeral will occur Thursday next at 1 o'clock, at the residence of his sister, 306 McGregor street, Manchester, N. H.
  • He was buried in Jul 1890 at Manchester, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire.
  • On 7 Jan 1891 Amy Harris Whitman received a pension to surviving family member in New Hampshire based on Gilbert's service; and received certificate number 290941.
  • Gilbert's wife, Amy Harris Arnold, died and was buried in Feb 1896 at City Tomb, Manchester, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, at age 53 years and 2 months.
  • Last Edited: 27 Jan 2014

Family: Amy Harris Arnold b. 12 Nov 1842, d. 7 Feb 1896

  • Male Whitman b. 22 Jul 1870, d. 23 Jul 1870
  • Charlotte C. Whitman b. 22 Jun 1872
  • Clarence G. Whitman b. 29 Aug 1873, d. 16 Mar 1882

Enoch Whitney

b. between 1836 and 1837
  • Company: B
  • Enoch Whitney was born between 1836 - 1837 at an unknown place in Ford's history.
  • In 1862 Enoch was living at Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1862, Enoch gave his occupation as physician.

  • On 6 Aug 1862 Enoch mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
  • On 9 Sep 1862 Enoch ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by desertion.

  • Last Edited: 19 Sep 2012

Frederick Whitney

b. November 1828, d. 16 January 1923
  • Father: Ransford Whitney b. 6 Feb 1796, d. 15 Sep 1856
  • Mother: Eunice Perminter b. 21 Sep 1807, d. 2 Feb 1864
  • Company: G
  • Frederick Whitney was born in Nov 1828 at Massachusetts, son of Ransford Whitney and Eunice Perminter.
  • On 4 Jun 1850 Frederick Whitney, 21, married Elizabeth Thornton, 24, daughter of John Thornton and Elizabeth [--?--], at Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • On 25 Dec 1850 Elizabeth Thornton, his wife, died at Dudley, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 25 of consumption.
  • On 21 Nov 1851 Frederick Whitney married Malinda F. Bryant, daughter of Consider Bryant and Sarah Norberry, at Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a second marriage for him and the first for her.
  • On 5 Jul 1852 Malinda F. Bryant, his wife, died at Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of "oil of tansey."
  • On 8 Feb 1853 Frederick Whitney, 24, married Sarah A. Ford, 29, daughter of Thomas Tifft and Anna Durphey, at Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a third marriage for him and the second for her. Note: she was the former sister-in-law of Levi and John Ford, both later of the 15th Massachusetts.
  • Frederick Whitney and Sarah A. Tifft were enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 23 Jul 1860 at Millbury P. O., Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Frederick W. Whitney, 31, shoemaker, b. MA
    Sarah, 37, b. VT
    Ann M. Ford, 16, b. VT
    Mary Ford, 12, b. MA
    Frederick W. Whitney, 4, b. MA
    Martha Knowles, 20, weaver, b. MA
    Charles Newhall, 18, shoemaker, b. MA.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Frederick gave his occupation as shoemaker.
  • In 1862 Frederick was living at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 4 Feb 1862 Frederick mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 33 years and 3 months old.
  • On 31 Jul 1862 Frederick ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts at Harrison's Landing, Virginia, by discharge due to disability.

  • On 27 Jul 1864 Frederick Whitney 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.
  • He and Sarah A. Tifft were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 29 Aug 1870 at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Whitney, Fredrick, 41, works in shoe shop, b. MA
    ---, Sarah, 47, b. VT
    ---, Ann A., 26, b. MA
    ---, Alton C., 3, b. MA.
  • On 18 Feb 1876 Sarah A. Tifft, his wife, died at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 52 of consumption.
  • On 10 Jul 1876 Frederick Whitney, 47, married Cordelia Rice, 47, daughter of Pliny Slocomb and Rachel Fisher, at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a fourth marriage for him and the second for her. She was the widow of Charles A. Rice marrying Frederick Whitney, both of the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.
  • Frederick Whitney and Cordelia Slocomb were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 1 Jun 1880 at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Whitney, Fred, 50, boot maker, b. CT (sic) (as were his parents)
    ---, Cordelia, 47, wife, b. MA
    ---, Alton, 13, son, b. MA (fath b. CT; mor b. MA)
    Moore, Rachael, 21, dau-in-law, married, works in cotton mill, b. MA (née Rice) (fath b. CT; mor b. MA)
    ---, Mabel, 1, grand-dau, b. RI (fath b. ME; mor b. MA.)
  • On 17 Jul 1881 Cordelia Slocomb, his wife, died at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 52 of penumonia.
  • On 21 Nov 1882 Frederick Whitney married Ella Temple, 28, daughter of Seth Temple and Abby F. Whitney, at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a fifth marriage for him and the first for her.
  • On 31 Aug 1890 and received cert 704603.
  • Frederick Whitney was enumerated in the household of Alton Clifford Whitney in the 1910 US Federal Census on 15 Apr 1910 at Pawtucket, Providence County, Rhode Island, as:
    Whitney, Alton C., head, 42, married 14 years, b. MA (fath b. MA; mor b. VT), tool maker in a machine shop
    ---, Anna, wife, 37, her one child is still living, b. MA
    ---, Raymond C., son, 11, b. MA
    **---, Fredrick, father, 81, married for the second time 24 years (sic), b. MA (fath b. RI, mor b. MA), retired.
  • On 15 Oct 1917, at National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio, Frederick was admitted.
  • He died on 16 Jan 1923 at National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio. He was 94 years and 2 months old.
  • He was buried in Jan 1923 at Dayton National Cemetery, Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio, Sec. 2, Row, 25, Grave # 11.
  • In 1923 Ella Whitney received a pension to surviving family member in Massachusetts based on Frederick's service; his wife, received certificate no. 938494 (Date is very difficult to read.)
  • Last Edited: 2 Aug 2016

Family 1: Elizabeth Thornton b. 25 Aug 1825, d. 25 Dec 1850

Family 2: Malinda F. Bryant b. between 1835 - 1836, d. 5 Jul 1852

Family 3: Sarah A. Tifft b. 10 Mar 1823, d. 18 Feb 1876

  • Freddie W. Whitney b. 29 Feb 1856, d. 28 Jan 1864
  • Hattie A. Whitney b. 13 Jan 1864, d. 30 Aug 1864
  • Alton Clifford Whitney b. 3 Jun 1867, d. 28 Oct 1959

Family 4: Cordelia Slocomb b. 6 May 1829, d. 17 Jul 1881

Family 5: Ella Temple b. 15 Dec 1853

Frederick Whitney

b. 7 January 1845, d. 24 September 1938
  • Father: Joseph Hastings Whitney b. 29 Mar 1803, d. 1 Jul 1885
  • Mother: Sarah Ingraham b. 25 Jun 1810, d. 8 Jul 1898
  • Company: G
  • Frederick Whitney was born on 7 Jan 1845 at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Joseph Hastings Whitney and Sarah Ingraham.
  • Frederick Whitney was enumerated in the household of Joseph Hastings Whitney and Sarah Ingraham in the 1850 US Federal Census on 4 Sep 1850 at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Joseph H. Whitney, 57, farmer, b. MA (as were all the family)
    Sarah, 50
    Charles, 20, shoemaker
    Daniel J., 15, shoemaker
    Joseph J., 14
    Josephine, 12
    Elizabeth N., 8
    **Frederick, 5
    Sidney H., 3
    Hannah L., 8/12
    Franklin, 5.
  • Frederick Whitney was enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 12 Jul 1860 at Millbury P. O., Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Nathaniel G. Whitney, 50, teamster, b. MA (his uncle)
    Anna B., 45, b. RI
    Chandler P., 10, b. MA
    Charlotte M., 5, b. MA
    **Frederick Whitney, 15, b. MA.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Frederick gave his occupation as farmer.
  • In 1862 Frederick was living at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 30 Jul 1862 Frederick mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 17 years, 6 months and 23 days old.
  • On 27 Jul 1864 Frederick ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by transfer to the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.

  • On 27 Jul 1864 Frederick Whitney 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 24 Aug 1864 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Frederick Whitney was reported among the prisoners, for a total of four commissioned officers and seventy-seven enlisted men.
  • On 10 Mar 1869 his brother, Franklin Whitney, died at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 24 of a wound received in the Army, while serving with Company A, 34th Massachusetts Infantry.
  • On 7 Aug 1870 Frederick Whitney, 25, married Mary L. Gardner, 20, daughter of Joseph Gardner and Mary Connelly, at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Frederick Whitney was not enumerated in the household of Joseph Gardner and Mary Connelly in the 1880 US Federal Census on in Jun 1880 at at Boston Harbor, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, with his in-laws, as:
    Joseph Gardner, 62, paper collar maker, b. MA (as were all)
    Mary, 58
    Edward E., 24
    Charles W., 18
    **Mary L. Whitney, 32
    Jane Haselton, 10
    **Joseph A. Whitney, 7m
    Mary Crowley, 18.
  • Frederick Whitney 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 G. (Based on the enlistment date noted, this clearly applies to Frederick Whitney, the younger.)
  • On 16 Dec 1893 and received certificate no. 1068655.
  • He and Mary L. Gardner were enumerated in the 1910 US Federal Census on 15 Apr 1910 at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, as:
    Whitney, Frederick, 65, married 39 years, b. MA (as where all in the family and their parents), he is a salesman of electrical things, they live in a rented home
    ---, Mary S., wife, 63, 3 of her 4 children are still living
    ---, Alfred H., son, 28, single, post office clerk
    ---, Mary, daur, 27, single, telephone operator
    ---, Arthur, son, 30, single, tool and die maker
    Gardnar, Edward E., brother-in-law, 54, single, clerk.
  • Frederick Whitney and Mary L. Gardner were enumerated in the 1920 US Federal Census on 12 Jan 1920 at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.
  • Frederick Whitney and Mary L. Gardner were enumerated in the 1930 U. S. Federal Census on 3 Apr 1930 at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, with their children Alfred and Mary who are still single.
  • Frederick Whitney died on 24 Sep 1938. He was 93 years, 8 months and 17 days old.
  • He was buried in Sep 1938 at Holyhood Cemetery, Brookline, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, plot 1625.
  • Note: as of April 2017, Frederick has the distinction of being the last known surviving member of the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry when he died in 1938.
  • Last Edited: 26 Mar 2017

Family: Mary L. Gardner b. Jan 1850

  • Franklin Edward Whitney b. 15 May 1871, d. 24 Apr 1878
  • Joseph Arthur Whitney b. 27 Oct 1879
  • Albert Henry Whitney b. 14 Dec 1881
  • Mary Frances Whitney b. 3 Jan 1886