George Oscar Marcellus Wilder

b. 2 March 1844, d. 31 December 1900

George O. Wilder
  • Father: Frederick W. Wilder b. between 1807 - 1808, d. 19 Jan 1891
  • Mother: Sarah B. Howe b. 1 Jun 1812, d. 1 Mar 1897
  • Company: C
  • George Oscar Marcellus Wilder was born on 2 Mar 1844 at Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Frederick W. Wilder and Sarah B. Howe.
  • George Oscar Marcellus Wilder was enumerated in the household of Frederick W. Wilder and Sarah B. Howe in the 1850 US Federal Census on 26 Sep 1850 at Holliston, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, George gave his occupation as clerk.
  • In 1861 George was living at Holliston, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.

  • On 26 Nov 1861 George mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Holliston, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. He was 17 years, 8 months and 24 days old.
  • On 22 Oct 1863 George was promoted to as a Sergeant-Major.
  • On 2 Dec 1863 George was promoted to as a 1st Lieutenant.
  • On 10 Mar 1864, George was reenlisted and received a bounty of $325.
  • On 25 May 1864 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, George Oscar Marcellus Wilder was mentioned among the casualties.
  • On 15 Jun 1864 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, George Oscar Marcellus Wilder was reported amont the casualties. (click icon to read.)
  • On 27 Jul 1864 George O. Wilder appeared on the muster rolls of the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as a commissioned officer.
  • On 27 Jul 1864 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, George Oscar Marcellus Wilder was mentioned in an article about the return of the regiment to Massachusetts.
  • On 28 Jul 1864 George ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by transfer to the 20th MVI.

  • Starting 28 Jul 1864, George also served in the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company "G."
  • On 24 Aug 1864 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, George Oscar Marcellus Wilder was reported among the prisoners, for a total of four commissioned officers and seventy-seven enlisted men.
  • On 25 Aug 1864 George was taken prisoner at Reams' Station, Dinwiddie County, Virginia.
  • On 21 Sep 1864 at "The New York Times", New York City, New York, George Oscar Marcellus Wilder was among those Union officers listed as being confined in Libby Prison in Richmond.
  • George was paroled from prison.
  • He ended his service with discharge on 15 May 1865.
  • On 20 Nov 1867 George Oscar Marcellus Wilder, 23, married Mercy Jane Bellows, 26, daughter of Samuel Austin Bellows and Mercy J. Knowlton, at Holliston, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • George Oscar Marcellus Wilder and Mercy Jane Bellows were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 20 Aug 1870 at Holliston, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, where he is a pump maker.
  • In 1871 George Oscar Marcellus Wilder and Mercy Jane Bellows moved from Massachusetts to Brunswick, Georgia.
  • George Oscar Marcellus Wilder and Mercy Jane Bellows were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census in Jun 1880 at District 1284, Telfair County, Georgia, where he is a timber man. They are enumerated in the household of William THOMPSON, 34, farmer, b. GA. It appears that they may share a home on the property with Thompson's eldest son, William, 15.
  • On 26 Oct 1892 George and Mercy's son, Austin Fredrick Wilder married Stella Gertrude Fiske at Holliston, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
  • On 28 Aug 1895 his grandson, Leslie Fiske Wilder, son of Austin Fredrick Wilder and Stella Gertrude Fiske, was born at Georgia.
  • George Oscar Marcellus Wilder made application at Georgia for a veteran's pension on 16 Dec 1897, and received certificate number 969504.
  • He and Mercy Jane Bellows were enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 7 Jun 1900 at Brunswick, Glynn County, Georgia, as:
    George O Wilder, b. May 1844 in MA, married 33 years, lumber inspector
    Mercy J., wife, b. Oct 1841 in MA, her one child is living,
    Austin F., son, b. May 1870 in MA, married 7 years, bookkeeper
    Stella G., daur-in-law, b. Dec 1868 her one child is living
    Lesie F., son, b. Aug 1895 in GA
    Mary E Cook, boarder, b. Aug 1844, widow, three children living, b. MA.
  • George Oscar Marcellus Wilder died on 31 Dec 1900 at Brunswick, Glynn County, Georgia. He was 56 years, 9 months and 29 days old.
  • He was buried on 1 Jan 1901 at Oak Grove Cemetery, Brunswick, Glynn County, Georgia.
  • An obituary for George Oscar Marcellus Wilder was published on 3 Jan 1901 at "The Brunswick Call" as follows: p. 1 Col. 5
    DEATH OF MR. GEORGE WILDER—Passed Away Monday Night After a Lingering Illness.

    After a lingering illness, Mr. George Oscar Wilder passed peacefully to his rest at 9:45 o’clock Monday night.

    At 9:30 o’clock, Tuesday, the funeral services, which were held at the family residence, 1208 Prince street, were conducted by Rev. Rainey, of the Episcopal church. A funeral anthem was beautifully sung by the Madame Stacy and Mr. Lamance, with a sweet and soothing organ accompaniment by Mrs. Bays.

    The large assembly of friends, and the profusion of rare and lovely flowers, which covered the casket, testified to the high esteem in which the deceased was held by the community.

    The pall-bearers were Mr. A.C. Banks, Mr. Wm. Baker, Mr. Aleck Peters, Mr. Wm. Nightengale [sic], Mr. H.M. King and Mr. N. Emanuel.

    The services were conducted at oak Grove cemetery, where the interment was made.

    Mr. Wilder’s native place was Clinton, Mass., where he was born May 2d, 1844. his early life was spent in Holliston, Mass., where he received a good mercantile education. At the age of eighteen, when volunteers were called for, he enlisted as private in the 15th Massachusetts regiment, but rapidly rose to the rank of 1st Lieutenant and Adjutant, which rank he held when the war ended, thus giving four years of his early manhood to the service of his country.

    In 1871, Mr. Wilder came to Brunswick, where he and his family have since resided most of the time. He was for many years associated with the firm of Cook Bros., and has always been identified with the lumber interests of Brunswick.

    In character, he was extremely generous and sympathetic, genial and happy with his friends, a devoted husband indulgent parent.

    He leaves a wife and one son, A. Fred. Wilder and family, and many friends to mourn his loss.

  • In 1902 Mercy Jane Bellows received a pension to surviving family member in Georgia based on George's service; and received certificate number 521767.
  • He's surviving family was enumerated in the household of Austin Fredrick Wilder and Stella Gertrude Fiske in the 1910 US Federal Census on 16 Apr 1910 at Brunswick, Glynn County, Georgia, as:
    Wilder, Austin Fred, head, 40, b. MA, bookkeeper for wholesale grocery
    ---, Stella J., wife, 41, b. MA
    ---, Leslie F., son, 14, b. GA
    ---, Mercy, mother, 68, widow, b. MA
    and a roomer.
  • Last Edited: 19 Apr 2016

Family: Mercy Jane Bellows b. 30 Oct 1841

  • Austin Fredrick Wilder b. 8 May 1870, d. 14 Feb 1965

Josiah Winslow Wilder

b. 16 July 1841, d. 29 September 1906
  • Father: David Wilder b. 1809, d. 10 May 1849
  • Mother: Clarissa Howe b. 1810, d. 1 Nov 1865
  • Company: B
  • Josiah Winslow Wilder was born on 16 Jul 1841 at Templeton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of David Wilder and Clarissa Howe, grandson on his mother's side of Winslow and Martha (Kimball) Howe of Templeton, Massachusetts.
  • On 10 May 1849 his father, David Wilder, died at Templeton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Josiah Winslow Wilder was enumerated in the household of Clarissa Howe in the 1850 US Federal Census on 12 Aug 1850 at Templeton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, where he lives with his mother, Clarissa. No occupation is given for her, but she has $800 estate and likely provides room and board for the two apparently unrelated people enumerated with them -- Nelson and Eunice SIMONDS.
  • On 9 Sep 1852 Josiah's widowed mother, Clarissa Howe, remarried to Foster Willis at Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
  • In 1862 Josiah was living at Dana, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1862, Josiah gave his occupation as mechanic.

  • On 13 Aug 1862 Josiah mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Dana, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 21 years and 28 days old.
  • He was declared missing in action on 3 Jul 1863 at The Battle of Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania.
  • On 22 Jul 1863 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Josiah Winslow Wilder was reported as missing at Gettysburg.
  • On 28 Jul 1864 Josiah ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts having fulfilled his term of service.

  • On 30 Dec 1865 Josiah Winslow Wilder, 24, married Catherine Eliza Chase, 25, daughter of George Chase and Esther Morse, at Royalston, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Josiah Winslow Wilder and Catherine Eliza Chase were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 14 Jun 1880 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, where he is a Wood Turner with one daughter.
  • Josiah Winslow Wilder attended the funeral of Roland Edwin Bowen in Jan 1883 at Millbury Central Cemetery, Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Josiah Winslow Wilder 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, Co. B.
  • He made application at Massachusetts for a veteran's pension on 15 Jul 1890, and received certificate number 860505.
  • He and Catherine Eliza Chase were enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 9 Jun 1900 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Wilder, Josiah, head, b. July 1844 (sic), married 35 years, b. MA, wood turner
    ---, Katherine, wife, b. Apr 1844, one of her two children are living
    ---, Blanche G., dau, b. Oct 1870, single
    Chase, Esther, mor-in-law, b. Jan 1813, widow, b. MA, two of six children living.
  • On 29 Jun 1901 at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Josiah Winslow Wilder attended the 40th reunion of Company B.
  • On 21 Oct 1903 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Josiah W. Wilder attended the 37th annual regimental reunion with some eighty other veterans.
  • On 28 Jun 1905 at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Josiah Winslow Wilder attended a reunion of the Fitchburg Fusiliers, Company B of the 15th Massachusetts, as reported in the Fitchburg Sentinel. (click icon to read report.)
  • On 4 Jul 1906 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Josiah Winslow Wilder attended the dedication of a statue of General Charles Devens, as reported in the Fitchburg Sentinel.
  • He died on 29 Sep 1906 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of heart disease. He was 65 years, 2 months and 13 days old.
  • He was buried on 2 Oct 1906 at Hope Cemetery, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 13 Oct 1906 Catherine Eliza Chase received a pension to surviving family member in Massachusetts based on Josiah's service; his wife, received certificate number 618655.
  • On 20 Oct 1906 Josiah Winslow Wilder was noted as deceased during the previous year at the 40th annual reunion of the 15th regiment association. (Report, believed to be from the Worcester Spy.)
  • He's surviving family was enumerated in the household of Blanche Gertrude Wilder in the 1930 US Federal Census on 15 Apr 1930 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as: Blanche G Wilder, 56, unmarried, bookkeeper in an auto repair shop.
  • Last Edited: 19 Apr 2016

Family: Catherine Eliza Chase b. 16 Apr 1840, d. 18 Jun 1918

  • Freddie B. Wilder b. Mar 1870, d. 13 Dec 1870
  • Blanche Gertrude Wilder b. 17 Oct 1872

Solomon Wildes

b. 16 February 1825, d. 22 February 1895
  • Father: Thomas Wildes b. 2 Mar 1802, d. 26 Jan 1871
  • Mother: Eunice Foster b. 1802, d. 1 Aug 1894
  • Company: 1_SS
  • Solomon Wildes was born on 16 Feb 1825 at Topsfield, Essex County, Massachusetts, son of Thomas Wildes and Eunice Foster.
  • Solomon Wildes married Ellen Alethea Brown.
  • On 12 Jun 1849 Ellen Alethea Brown, his wife, died at Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts, at age 26.
  • On 25 Aug 1861 Solomon Wildes, 36, married Anna M. Harding, 24, daughter of Charles Harding and Althea Hutchins, at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, in a second marriage for him and the first for her.
  • At the time of his enlistment, Solomon gave his occupation as Painter.
  • In 1862 Solomon was living at Charlestown, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.

  • On 2 Sep 1862 Solomon Wildes mustered into service with the 1st Company Massachusetts Sharpshooters. He was 37 years, 6 months and 17 days old.
  • Solomon was promoted to Corporal.
  • On 15 Feb 1864 Solomon ended military service with the 1st Massachusetts Sharpshooters by transfer.

  • Starting 15 Feb 1864, Solomon also served in the 1st Regt Regiment U.S. Veteran Reserve Corps, Company G.
  • He ended his service with the 1st Regt Regiment U.S. Veteran Reserve Corps, Company G on 14 Nov 1865.
  • He and Anna M. Harding were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 20 Jul 1870 at Chelsea, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, as:
    Wildes Solomon, 44, furniture painter, b. MA
    ---, Anna M., 34, b. NH
    ---, Lucy E., 7, b. MA (as were all the children)
    ---, Henry L., 5
    ---, Franklin P., 7/12
    ---, Frederick A., 11.
  • Solomon Wildes made application for a veteran's pension on 23 Jan 1874, and received certificate number 378374.
  • He and Anna M. Harding were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 11 Jun 1880 at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, as:
    Wilds (sic), Solom, 55, furniture painter, b. MA
    ---, Anna, 44, wife, b. ME
    ---, Lucy W., 17, daur, b. MA
    ---, Fred A., 21, son, farm hand, b. ME
    ---, Henry L., 15, son, clerk in stor, b. MA
    ---, Theo. F. ?., 10, son, b. MA
    ---, Alice M., 7, daur, b. MA.
  • On 8 Aug 1880 Solomon and Anna's daughter, Lucy E. Wildes married Christopher J. Totman at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • On 7 Apr 1894 Solomon and Anna's son, Frederick A. Wildes married Evelyn E. Adams at Millis, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, with her parents' consent, in a first marriage for both.
  • Solomon Wildes died on 22 Feb 1895 at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, of pneumonia. He was 70 years and 6 days old.
  • He was buried in Feb 1895 at Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts, possibly in the Old Burying Ground, with his parents.
  • On 4 Mar 1895 Anna M. Wildes received a pension to surviving family member in Massachusetts based on Solomon's service; his wife, received certificate number 410087.
  • On 15 Jul 1896 Solomon and Anna's son, Franklin Parker Wildes married Ida J. Babkirk at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.
  • Solomon Wildes's surviving family was enumerated in the household of Anna M. Harding in the 1900 US Federal Census on 9 Jun 1900 at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, as:
    Wildes, Anna M., b. Feb 1837, 58, widow, b. ME
    ---, Alice M., daur, b. Feb 1873, 27, single, b. MA.
  • On 19 Nov 1904 Solomon and Anna's daughter, Alice Maud Wildes married Harry M. French at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.
  • Solomon's wife, Anna M. Harding, died and was buried on 15 Sep 1905 at Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts, at age 68 years, 10 months and 9 days.
  • Last Edited: 14 Feb 2016

Family 1: Ellen Alethea Brown b. 12 Sep 1822, d. 12 Jun 1849

  • Lucy Ellen Wildes b. 17 Oct 1848, d. 22 Sep 1849

Family 2: Anna M. Harding b. 6 Nov 1836, d. 13 Sep 1905

  • Frederick A. Wildes b. Jul 1858
  • Lucy E. Wildes b. 19 Jul 1862, d. 2 Jan 1891
  • Henry Lydston Wildes b. 24 Feb 1865, d. 5 Jun 1919
  • Frank Herbert Wildes b. 30 Sep 1867, d. 6 Dec 1868
  • Franklin Parker Wildes b. 15 Nov 1869
  • Theo. F. Wildes b. 1870
  • Alice Maud Wildes b. 24 Feb 1873

Albert Cummings Willard

b. 9 August 1836, d. 3 September 1904
  • Father: Aaron Willard b. 10 Apr 1798, d. 28 Sep 1846
  • Mother: Ruth Comins Cummings b. 16 Aug 1800, d. 12 Jun 1889
  • Company: D
  • Albert Cummings Willard was born on 9 Aug 1836 at Charlton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Aaron Willard and Ruth Comins Cummings.
  • On 28 Sep 1846 his father, Aaron Willard, died at age 48.
  • Albert Cummings Willard was enumerated in the household of Ruth Comins Cummings in the 1850 US Federal Census on 31 Jul 1850 at Charlton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Ruth Williard (sic),50, 2000 of real estate, b. MA
    Albert E. (sic), 13, b. MA.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Albert gave his occupation as carriage-maker.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Albert mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry. He was 24 years, 11 months and 3 days old.
  • He wrote a letter to William Henry Willard, his elder brother, from Poolesville, Maryland, as follows: published (27 Nov 1861) in the Worcester Spy:
    Poolesville Md., Oct. 24
    Co. D. 15th Reg. M. V. M.
    My Dear Brother:---I wrote a hurried letter to George on Tuesday, giving a rather confused account of our sacrifices on Monday, and having a little time to spare, will give you a further account. The roll was called this morning, and thirty four men of Co. D., are missing, and the companies throughout the regiment have suffered about the same, none of our men having returned since yesterday morning. It is safe to presume that the missing are either killed or taken prisoners. It may have been a military necessity to cross the river at the place we did, but why in the name of heaven and common sense, the 15th Mass. regiment , the only one in the vicinity having those miserable smooth bore muskets, should be the first to cross and bear the brunt of the battle, is more than can be counted for. You may set that down as a military blunder.
    You cannot possibly get a worse account of affairs in the papers than the very facts, and I will only give you my experience in my first fight, which was rather a tough one. The superior force of the rebels made it impossible for us to make a charge of the bayonet at any time, they having the advantage of the woods and the up hill position. I went through the Zouave drill of loading while lying on my back, and when I had loaded I would turn over and get upon my knees and fire, and turn on my back and load again. I should think I fired about thirty rounds, but I cannot swear that I killed but one rebel, a lieutenant. The twentieth Massachusetts regiment was on our left. and while my eyes were watching closely a company of rebels, that were in advance of the main body, the Captain of Co. D. the twentieth, gave an order, “Forward Company D” and I thought it was our Captain Studley, and I did go forward with a will, for I had my eyes on this lieutenant, who was saying to his men, “Give no quarter to the Massachusetts sons of -------!
    I leveled my musket when I had got near enough to be sure, and down he came with a yell. His men fired at me, one ball struck me in the left breast, but my pocket was full of articles, among them the rest of J------“s picture, which was shattered all to pieces. Another ball hit me in the pit of the stomach, but the buckle on my belt marked U. S., prevented any digestive organs being disturbed in their work, but it took my breath away for a moment. As soon as I was struck I went back and found that I was considerably in advance of our company. Soon after this we commenced a gradual retreat towards the river, fighting like tigers, while the bullets rained like hailstones amongst us.
    We were driven to the very banks of the river, and there was no retreat from them except by swimming the river. Colonel Devens was perfectly cool and acted bravely through the fight, and though he was a poor swimmer, he would not surrender. I was near him at the waters edge. he said, “God be with you all,” “Every man for himself,” “I shall not surrender,” and stripped himself and plunged into the river. Many followed suit, I among the rest having thrown my gun into the river and stripped off everything but my shirt and pantaloons, and emptied my pockets, including my pocket book. The rebels fired volley after volley at us until we got nearly half way across, and though I saw a number shot, and there were many drowned in the river, yet I escaped without a wound.
    After I had swam the river I was so cold I could hardly travel; but I met a surgeon, who told me the only thing that would save me from the fever and ague would be , either to take a big horn of whiskey, or keep moving until I got dry; and I started for the camp about 12 o’clock at night. I was a little tired and somewhat hungry, having had nothing to eat since morning, but I found hot coffee and plenty to eat, and soon felt better, and turned into my tent and laid till morning, when I was detached to do guard duty at the camp, which was tough, but necessary. Today I feel almost as good as new, but I am lonesome, for five out of my tent are missing, and one is in the hospital.
    Yours, for the Union,
    Albert.
  • On 23 Nov 1862 Albert Cummings Willard, 26, married Sarah Joannie Arnold, 26, daughter of Edmond O. Arnold and Harriet Brown, at Charlton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as noted in the Webster Times, on 29 Nov 1862
    "In Charlton Nov. 23, by Rev. L. Holmes, Albert C. Willard, of Charlton, soldier in the 15th Mass. Reg., to Joannie Arnold, of New Haven, Conn."
  • In Jan 1864 Albert ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to disability.

  • He made application for a veteran's pension in Jan 1864, and received certificate number 28267.
  • On 16 Sep 1864 his elder brother, George Washington Willard, died at DeCamp Hospital, David's Island, New York Harbor, Westchester County, New York, at age 38 of a severe wounds suffered 19 August 1864 at Weldon Railroad, while serving with the 57th Massachusetts Infantry where he had enlisted 11 January 1864.
  • Albert Cummings Willard and Sarah Joannie Arnold were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 7 Jul 1870 at Southbridge P.O., Charlton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, with their two eldest children. He is a wagon manufacturer.
  • Albert Cummings Willard and Sarah Joannie Arnold were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census in Jun 1880 at Charlton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, where he is a Wheel Wright. (Note: she is enumerated as "S. Jennie.")
  • On 3 Sep 1884 Albert and Sarah's daughter, Carrie L. Willard married Frank A. Pierce at Charlton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for botth.
  • In 1886 Albert was living at Charlton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • In Jun 1886 Albert Cummings Willard took part in the regimental reunion Excursion to the Battle-Fields of Gettysburg, PA., Antietam, MD., Ball's Bluff, Virginia and Washington, D.C.
  • He was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Charlton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Co. D.
  • He and Sarah Joannie Arnold were enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 2 Jun 1900 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Willard, Albert, head, b. Aug 1836, 63, married 37 years, b. MA (and his parents), machinist
    ---, Sarah J., wife, b. Feb 1836, all three children living, b. MA (fat b. CT; mor b. NY)
    ---, Edmund A., son, b. Feb 1868, married 6 years, b. MA, iron moulder
    ---, Anna S., daur-in-law, b. Nov 1870, her one child is deceased
    ---, Frank M., son b. Dec 1870, machinist.
  • On 21 Oct 1903 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Albert C. Willard attended the 37th annual regimental reunion with some eighty other veterans.
  • He died on 3 Sep 1904 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of a fractured spine. He was 68 years and 25 days old.
  • He was buried in Sep 1904 at Bay Path Cemetery, Charlton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • In Sep 1904 Sarah Joannie Arnold received a pension to surviving family member in Massachusetts based on Albert's service; his wife, received certificate number 581819.
  • Sarah, his wife, outlived Albert and died in 1927 and was buried with her husband.
  • Last Edited: 14 Apr 2016

Family: Sarah Joannie Arnold b. Feb 1836, d. 1927

  • Carrie L. Willard b. 24 Sep 1864
  • Edward A. Willard b. Feb 1868
  • Franklin M. Willard b. Dec 1870

Edwin Howe Willard

b. 22 March 1833, d. 1 November 1913
  • Father: Cullen Willard b. 1799, d. 2 Mar 1847
  • Mother: Abigail Knight b. 1806
  • Company: C
  • Edwin Howe Willard was born on 22 Mar 1833 at Sterling, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Cullen Willard and Abigail Knight.
  • Edwin Howe Willard was enumerated in the household of Cullen Willard and Abigail Knight in the 1840 US Federal Census in 1840 at Sterling, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as: 1 male under 5; 1 male 30-40//1 female under 5, 2 female 5-10, 1 female 20-30.
  • On 2 Mar 1847 his father, Cullen Willard, died at Sterling, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • In 1860 Edwin Howe Willard married Delina M. Bigelow, daughter of Bradford Bigelow and Maria P. Russell.
  • In 1861 Edwin was living at Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Edwin gave his occupation as farmer.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Edwin mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 28 years, 3 months and 20 days old.
  • On 28 Jul 1864 Edwin ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts having fulfilled his term of service.

  • On 11 Oct 1875 Delina M. Bigelow, his wife, died at Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 40.
  • On 16 Oct 1876 Edwin Howe Willard, 43, married Julia A. Beal, 37, daughter of Wilder Beal and Emeline Taylor, at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, in a second marriage for him and the first for her.
  • In 1879, Edwin was mentioned as "Edward" in Marvin's history of Lancaster.
  • He and Julia A. Beal were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 15 Jun 1880 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Willard, Edwin, 44, teamster, b. MA (as were all)
    ---, Julia, 41, wife
    ---, Gertrude, 15, daur, crossed through and marked "out of town"
    ---, Gracia, 12, daur.
  • Edwin Howe Willard 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.
  • He made application at Massachusetts for a veteran's pension in Jul 1890, and received certificate number 511127.
  • He and Julia A. Beal were enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 2 Jun 1900 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Edwin (H.) WILLARD, b. Mar 1837 in MA, hostler, and his wife Julia (P.), b. Jan 1839, married 24 years, living in a rented home.
  • On 13 Feb 1902 Edwin and Delina's daughter, Grace Lincoln Willard married Charles J. Lakin at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a second marriage for him and the first for her.
  • On 12 Dec 1902 Julia A. Beal, his wife, died at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 63.
  • On 21 Oct 1903 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Edwin H. Willard attended the 37th annual regimental reunion with some eighty other veterans.
  • He died on 1 Nov 1913 at Worcester City Hospital, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of a concussion due to an accidental fall down stairs. He was 80 years, 7 months and 10 days old.
  • He was buried in Nov 1913 at Woodlawn Cemetery, Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Last Edited: 19 Aug 2012

Family 1: Delina M. Bigelow b. 2 Jul 1835, d. 11 Oct 1875

  • Gertrude E. Willard b. 15 May 1865, d. 24 Feb 1883
  • Grace Lincoln Willard b. 2 Jul 1867
  • Ida Evangeline Willard b. 9 Aug 1870, d. 28 Jun 1873

Family 2: Julia A. Beal b. Jan 1839, d. 12 Dec 1902

Horatio Nelson Willard

b. 20 December 1835, d. 12 April 1893
  • Father: Horatio Nelson Willard b. 15 Feb 1803, d. 14 Aug 1894
  • Mother: Caroline Dwelley b. 1 Sep 1808, d. 22 Mar 1889
  • Company: A
  • Horatio Nelson Willard was born on 20 Dec 1835 at Ashburnham, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Horatio Nelson Willard and Caroline Dwelley.
  • Horatio Nelson Willard was enumerated in the household of Horatio Nelson Willard and Caroline Dwelley in the 1850 US Federal Census on 13 Sep 1850 at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Horatio N. Willard, 47, farmer, b. MA (as were all in the family)
    Caroline, 43
    **Joseph, 18
    **Horatio, Jr., 14
    George, 12
    Marcella, 10.
  • On 1 Mar 1860 Horatio Nelson Willard, 24, married Ellen Sophia Litchfield, 24, daughter of Jairus Litchfield and Nancy Carter, at Massachusetts according to one report, however no proof has been found to date.
  • Horatio Nelson Willard was enumerated in the household of Horatio Nelson Willard and Caroline Dwelley in the 1860 US Federal Census on 11 Jul 1860 at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    H. M. Willard, 39 (m.), farmer, b. MA (as were all)
    C., 32 (f.)
    *J., 27 (m.), mechanic
    *H., 24 (m.), mechanic
    G., 23 (m.), help
    M. C., 19, (f.)
    F. E., 9, (m.)
    W Hatch, 19, (f.)
    M. A., 20, (m.)
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Horatio gave his occupation as cabinet maker.
  • In 1861 Horatio was living at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Horatio Nelson Willard and Joseph Willard, brothers, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.
  • Alvan Augustus Simonds and Joseph Willard, Horatio Nelson Willard, future brothers-in-law, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.

  • On 24 Jul 1861 Horatio mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as a Corporal, being credited to the quota of Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 25 years, 7 months and 4 days old.
  • On 10 Apr 1862 Horatio ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts at Yorktown, York County, Virginia, by desertion according to all three major sources.

  • In Jun 1863, at Guilford County, Indiana, Horatio was enumerated in the draft registration, as a cabinet maker and married man, born in Massachusetts, with no mention of prior service in the 15th mvi; he was also listed in Leominster as married cabinet maker.
  • In Sep 1863 Horatio ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts according to his 1890 Veterans' Enumeration.

  • On 14 Feb 1865 Joseph and Horatio's sister, Marcella Caroline Willard, married Alvan Augustus Simonds at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Horatio Nelson Willard and Ellen Sophia Litchfield were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 10 Jun 1880 at Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio, as:
    Willard, Horatio, 44, clerk in store, b. MA (of MA parents
    ---, Ellen L., 44, wife
    ---, Harry L., 18, son, single, works in lock mnfg, b. MA
    ---, Geo. L., 15, son, b. Indiana (of MA parents.)
  • Horatio Nelson Willard was included in the city directory at Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan, as a carpenter between 1889 - 1890.
  • He was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company C, as a Sergeant. (Note: there is no mention of his desertion here, although it is indeed noted for a different man on the same page.)
  • He died on 12 Apr 1893 at Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan, and the death was registered in Leominster, Massachusetts, where he was buried.. He was 57 years, 3 months and 23 days old.
  • An obituary for Horatio Nelson Willard was published as follows: From the "Grand Rapids Press," 12 Apr 1893:
    Died -- Willard -- Of natural causes, at 9 a.m., April 12, at No. 2 Pearl street, Horatio Willard, aged 57 years, formerly of Dayton, O.
  • He was buried in Apr 1893 at Evergreen Cemetery, Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Plot: Section 10, Lot 96.
  • Ellen, his wife, outlived Horatio and died on 2 Oct 1902 at Sunapee, Sullivan County, New Hampshire, at age 66.
  • Last Edited: 25 Aug 2016

Family: Ellen Sophia Litchfield b. 19 Feb 1836, d. 2 Oct 1902

  • Joseph Horatio Litchfield Willard b. 7 Mar 1862, d. 10 Mar 1945
  • George Litchfield Willard b. 1 Jan 1865, d. 27 Jul 1917

Joseph Willard

b. 3 October 1832, d. 14 November 1916
  • Father: Horatio Nelson Willard b. 15 Feb 1803, d. 14 Aug 1894
  • Mother: Caroline Dwelley b. 1 Sep 1808, d. 22 Mar 1889
  • Company: A
  • Joseph Willard was born on 3 Oct 1832 at Ashburnham, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Horatio Nelson Willard and Caroline Dwelley.
  • Joseph Willard was enumerated in the household of Horatio Nelson Willard and Caroline Dwelley in the 1850 US Federal Census on 13 Sep 1850 at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Horatio N. Willard, 47, farmer, b. MA (as were all in the family)
    Caroline, 43
    **Joseph, 18
    **Horatio, Jr., 14
    George, 12
    Marcella, 10.
  • Joseph Willard was enumerated in the household of Horatio Nelson Willard and Caroline Dwelley in the 1860 US Federal Census on 11 Jul 1860 at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    H. M. Willard, 39 (m.), farmer, b. MA (as were all)
    C., 32 (f.)
    *J., 27 (m.), mechanic
    *H., 24 (m.), mechanic
    G., 23 (m.), help
    M. C., 19, (f.)
    F. E., 9, (m.)
    W Hatch, 19, (f.)
    M. A., 20, (m.)
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Joseph gave his occupation as cabinet maker.
  • In 1861 Joseph was living at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Joseph mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 28 years, 9 months and 9 days old.
  • Joseph Willard and Horatio Nelson Willard, brothers, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.
  • Joseph Willard and Alvan Augustus Simonds, and Horatio Nelson Willard, future brothers-in-law, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.
  • On 3 Jul 1863 Joseph was wounded at The Battle of Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania.
  • On 22 Jul 1863 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Joseph Willard was reported as wounded at Gettysburg.
  • On 28 Jul 1864 Joseph ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts having fulfilled his term of service.

  • On 14 Feb 1865 Joseph and Horatio's sister, Marcella Caroline Willard, married Alvan Augustus Simonds at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Joseph Willard was enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 4 Jun 1870 at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, living in a hotel as:
    Willard, Joseph, 35, works in piano shop, $600 real estate, $500 personal estate, b. MA.
  • He made application for a veteran's pension in 1875, and received certificate number 462804.
  • Joseph Willard married Rose Heinlein.
  • Joseph Willard was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company A.
  • On 12 Apr 1893 his Horatio Nelson Willard, died at Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan, at age 57 and the death was registered in Leominster, Massachusetts, where he was buried.
  • On 3 Jul 1897, at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Joseph was elected school janitor at the George Street school.
  • On 24 Jun 1898, at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Joseph was elected school janitor at the George Street school.
  • Joseph and Rose's daughter, Bessie Elizabeth Willard married William T. Every.
  • Joseph Willard and Rose Heinlein were enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 4 Jun 1900 at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Joseph Willard, 67, b. Oct 1832, married 20 years, b. MA, school janitor
    Rose, 44, wife, b. Sep 1855, her one child is living, b. PA (fat b. PA, mor b. Germany.)
  • On 21 Oct 1902 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Joseph Willard attended 36th annual reunion of the 15th Massachusetts Regiment Association.
  • On 21 Oct 1907 at Grand Army Hall, Worcester, Massachusetts, Joseph Willard 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 Rose Heinlein were enumerated in the 1910 US Federal Census on 28 Apr 1910 at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Willard, Joseph, head, 77, married first 30 years, b. MA (of MA parents)
    ---, Rose, wife, 52, married first 30 years, her only child is still living, b. PA (fath b. Germany, mor b. PA.)
  • Joseph Willard died on 14 Nov 1916 at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 84 years, 1 month and 11 days old.
  • He was buried in Nov 1916 at Evergreen Cemetery, Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • In Nov 1916 Rose Heinlein received a pension to surviving family member in Massachusetts based on Joseph's service; his wife, received certificate number 829511.
  • Joseph's wife, Rose Heinlein, died and was buried in Jan 1930 at Evergreen Cemetery, Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 74 years and 3 months.
  • Last Edited: 25 Aug 2016

Family: Rose Heinlein b. 13 Sep 1855, d. 3 Jan 1930

  • Bessie Elizabeth Willard b. 16 May 1881, d. 31 May 1960

Albert Loren Williams

b. 18 April 1843, d. 11 June 1862
  • Father: Amos Williams Jr. b. 16 Jun 1818, d. 16 Mar 1858
  • Mother: Emeline Chloe Smith b. 13 Apr 1816, d. 28 Dec 1864
  • Company: E
  • Albert Loren Williams was born on 18 Apr 1843 at Charlton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Amos Williams Jr. and Emeline Chloe Smith.
  • Albert Loren Williams was enumerated in the household of Amos Williams Jr. and Emeline Chloe Smith in the 1850 US Federal Census on 9 Aug 1850 at Charlton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Amos Williams, 36, farmer, b. MA (as were all in the family)
    Emaline C., 36
    Charles, 9
    **Albert, 7
    Luther, 4
    Achah, 2 (f.)
    Calvin, 7/12.
  • On 16 Mar 1858 his father, Amos Williams Jr., died at Charlton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 39.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Albert gave his occupation as stonecutter.
  • On 4 Jul 1861 Albert's widowed mother, Emeline Chloe Smith, remarried to James W. Millard, 45, at Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a second marriage for her and the third for him.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Albert mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Charlton, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 18 years, 2 months and 24 days old.
  • He died on 11 Jun 1862 at Bottoms Bridge, Maryland, of disease. He was 19 years, 1 month and 24 days old.
  • He was buried in Jun 1862 at Bay Path Cemetery, Charlton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, with the inscription: "Ae 18-1-, child of Amus & Emeline."
  • On 28 Dec 1864 his mother, Emeline Chloe Smith, died at Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of typhoid at age 48.
  • In 1890 Albert Loren Williams was included on the Civil War memorial at Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Click HERE to see the full listing.
  • Last Edited: 14 Apr 2016

Charles Williams 1st

b. between 1837 and 1838
  • Company: K
  • Charles Williams 1st was born between 1837 - 1838 at unknown.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Charles gave his occupation as seaman.
  • He was married at the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts according to Ford's history.
  • In 1863 Charles was living at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.

  • On 10 Mar 1864 Charles mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry
    , being credited to the quota of Blackstone, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 23 Apr 1864 Charles ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by transfer to the Navy.

  • There is confusion between these two men in all sources consulted. slh Aug 2003.
  • Last Edited: 19 Sep 2012

George Williams

b. December 1843, d. 15 June 1915
  • Father: James Williams b. 1805, d. 15 Apr 1859
  • Mother: Catharine Shea b. 1809, d. 18 Jun 1860
  • Company: K
  • George Williams was born in Dec 1843 at Ireland, son of James Williams and Catharine Shea.
  • George Williams emigrated in 1857 from Ireland and was naturalized.
  • He and Mary Williams were enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 23 Jul 1860 at Blackstone, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Catherine Downing 22 , weaver, b. Ireland (as were all)
    Michael Sullivan, 30, laborer
    Ellen Sullivan, 25
    Catherine Sullivan, 4, b. MA
    Daniel Sullivan, 7/12, b. MA
    Mary Williams 23, weaver (his sister)
    **George Williams 17, carder.
  • On 20 Sep 1860 George's sister, Mary Williams, married Jeremiah O'Sullivan at Blackstone, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • In 1861 George was living at Blackstone, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, George gave his occupation as operative.

  • On 1 Jul 1861 George mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as a private, being credited to the quota of Blackstone, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 17 years and 7 months old.
  • George Williams and Jeremiah J. Sullivan, brothers-in-law, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.
  • On 16 Feb 1864, George was reenlisted as a Sergeant, having received a bounty of $325.
  • On 27 Jul 1864 George ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by administrative transfer to the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as absent Prisoner of War.

  • On 27 Jul 1864 George Williams appeared on the muster rolls of the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry asssigned to Company E.
  • Starting 28 Jul 1864, George also served in the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company "E."
  • On 24 Aug 1864 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, George Williams was reported among the prisoners, for a total of four commissioned officers and seventy-seven enlisted men.
  • On 5 Dec 1864, George was exchanged from prison.
  • On 27 Feb 1865 George Williams, 21, married Catherine Williams, daughter of George Williams and Bridget [--?--], at Blackstone, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • George Williams ended his service with the 20th Massachusetts by mustering out on 16 Jul 1865.
  • On 23 Oct 1876 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, George Williams was reported present at the 10th annual reunion of the 15th Massachusetts in an article in the Fitchburg Sentinel.
  • He and Catherine Williams were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 14 Jun 1880 at Blackstone, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Williams, George, 36, liquer dealer, b. Ireland
    ---, Catherine, 36, wife, b. England
    ---, Catherine, 14, works in cotton mill, b. MA
    ---, James M., 13, works in cotton mill, b. MA
    ---, George F., 8, b. RI
    ---, Stephen, 7, b. RI
    ---, Mary E., 5, b. MA.
  • On 27 Apr 1881 Catherine Williams, his wife, died at Blackstone, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • George Williams made application for a veteran's pension on 14 Oct 1889.
  • On 20 Nov 1889 George and Catherine's daughter, Catherine T. Williams married Matthew J. Quigley at Blackstone, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • George Williams was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Blackstone, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Co. K.
  • George and Catherine's son, James H. Williams married Alice C. Brosnan.
  • George Williams was enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 14 Jun 1900 at Blackstone, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Williams, George, head, b. Dec 1843, 56, widower, b. Ire, immig 1857, janitor
    ---, Mary E., daur b. Feb 1875, single, b. MA
    ---, George T., son, b. Dec 1870, 29, widower, b. RI
    Quigley, Catherine T., daur, b. Dec 1865, 34, married 10 years, one child living, b. MA
    ---, Matthew, son-in-law, b. June 1866,33, b. MA
    ---,Catherine, g-daur, b. Sep 1891, b. MA
    Williams, May, g-daur, b. May 1894, b. MA
    (in same building)
    Williams, James H., b. Apr 1867, 33 married 2 years, b. MA
    ---, Alice C., wife one child living, b. CT
    ---, Catherine, daur, b. Aug 1899, 10/12, b. CT.
  • In 1906 George was living at Blackstone, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 20 Oct 1906 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, George Williams 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 was enumerated in the 1910 US Federal Census on 21 Apr 1910 at Blackstone, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Williams, George, head, 55, widower, b. Ireland, emmig, 1856, janitor at the fire station
    ---, James H., son, 43, widower, b. MA, driver
    ---, Mary E., dau, 35, single, b. MA, sales lady, dry goods
    ---, Catherine, gr-dau, 10, b. CT
    ---, John S., gr-son, 8, b. MA
    ---, Mary E., gr-dau, 15, b. MA
    Quigley, Catherine T., dau, 44, widow, b. MA
    ---, Catherine M., gr-dau, 18, single, b. MA.
  • On 27 Oct 1910 at The State Mutual Building, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, George Williams attended the 44th reunion of the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.
  • He died on 15 Jun 1915 at Blackstone, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 71 years and 6 months old.
  • He was buried on 17 Jun 1915 at Saint Pauls Church Cemetery, Blackstone, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Last Edited: 25 Jul 2016

Family: Catherine Williams b. 1844, d. 27 Apr 1881

  • Catherine T. Williams b. Dec 1865
  • James H. Williams b. Apr 1867, d. 24 Oct 1930
  • George Thomas Williams b. 15 Dec 1870
  • Stephen J. Williams b. 1873, d. 5 May 1899
  • Mary Elizabeth Williams b. 3 Feb 1876, d. 14 Feb 1948

George Williams

b. between 1837 and 1838
  • Company: 1_SS
  • George Williams was born between 1837 - 1838.
  • In 1862 George was living at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.

  • On 29 Oct 1862 George Williams mustered into service with the 1st Company Massachusetts Sharpshooters according to the 1870 AG report with no further information.
  • Last Edited: 19 Sep 2012

George Otis Williams

b. 17 November 1843, d. 22 December 1915
  • Father: Hiram Williams b. 1813
  • Mother: Jane Massey Norwood b. 19 May 1816, d. 1 Jan 1851
  • Company: E
  • George Otis Williams was born on 17 Nov 1843 at Gardner, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Hiram Williams and Jane Massey Norwood.
  • George Otis Williams was enumerated in the household of Hiram Williams and Jane Massey Norwood in the 1850 US Federal Census on 6 Sep 1850 at Gardner, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Hiram Williams, 37, chairmaker, b. MA (as were all)
    Jane, 34
    Thomas H., 12
    Charles H., 6
    George O., 6
    Hannah Putney, 12, b. NH
    Charles Brick, 11.
  • On 1 Jan 1851 his mother, Jane Massey Norwood, died at Gardner, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of typhus fever at age 34.
  • In 1861 George was living at Auburn, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, George gave his occupation as farmer.

  • On 21 Nov 1861 George mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 18 years and 4 days old.
  • On 17 Sep 1862 George was wounded at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland, and missing.
  • On 22 Oct 1862 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, George O. Williams was mentioned, together with 20 others, among the wounded at the Patent Office hospital in Washington, D.C.
  • On 12 May 1864 George was wounded at The Battle of Spotsylvania, Spotsylvania County, Virginia.
  • In Sep 1864 George ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts at York, Pennsylvania, by transfer to the 20th Massachusetts Infantry, Co. E.

  • In 1865 George was taken prisoner reported.
  • He ended his service with the 20th MVI by mustering out on 29 Jun 1865.
  • He made application at New Jersey for a veteran's pension on 17 Sep 1874, and received certificate number 132921.
  • On 29 Nov 1882 George Otis Williams, 39, married Ada Estella Jones, 23, daughter of Alfred Perkins Jones and Cynthia Ann McWhinney, at Wayne County, Indiana.
  • George Otis Williams and Ada Estella Jones were enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 2 Jun 1900 at Richmond, Wayne County, Indiana, as:
    Williams, Geo. O., b. Nov 1840, 59, married 18 years, b. MA (as were his parents), machinist
    ---, Ada E., wife, b. Nov 1859, all three children living, b. Ind (fat b. PA, mor b. Ind)
    ---, Robert R., son b, Dec 1883, b. Ind
    ---, Alfred J., son, b. May 1885, b. Ind
    ---, Ella May, daur, bl June 1888, b. Ind.
  • On 22 Nov 1905, at National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, Johnson City, Washington County, Tennessee, George was admitted, noting that he has an old gunshot wound in the right thigh.
  • On 14 May 1908, at National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, Johnson City, Washington County, Tennessee, George was discharged at his own request.
  • He and Ada Estella Jones were enumerated in the 1910 US Federal Census on 18 Apr 1910 at Richmond, Wayne County, Indiana, as:
    Williams, Geo. O., 63, married first 27 years, b. MA machinist in factory
    ---, Ada, wife, 50, all three children living, b. Ind
    ---, Robert R., son, 25, single, b. Ind
    ---, Alfred J., son, 23, single, b. Ind, regulator in piano factory
    ---, Ella M., daur, 21, single, b. Ind.
  • On 5 Jun 1912 George and Ada's daughter, Ella May Williams married William Thorman.
  • George Otis Williams died on 22 Dec 1915 at Richmond, Wayne County, Indiana. He was 72 years, 1 month and 5 days old.
  • He was buried in Dec 1915 at Earlham Cemetery, Richmond, Wayne County, Indiana, Lot 250, section 6.
  • On 27 Dec 1915 Ada Estella Jones received a pension to surviving family member in Indiana based on George's service; his wife, received certificate number 803293.
  • Ada, his wife, outlived George and died on 22 Jan 1932 at age 72.
  • Last Edited: 19 Apr 2016

Family: Ada Estella Jones b. 11 Nov 1859, d. 22 Jan 1932

  • Robert R. Williams b. 1 Dec 1883
  • Alfred J. Williams b. 7 May 1885, d. 1959
  • Ella May Williams b. Jun 1888, d. 30 Jun 1929

George S. Williams

b. between 1837 and 1838, d. 13 May 1864
  • Father: Samuel Williams b. 1808, d. 26 Nov 1879
  • Mother: Mary Clark b. 1809, d. 27 May 1879
  • Company: E
  • George S. Williams was born between 1837 - 1838 at Holliston, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, son of Samuel Williams and Mary Clark.
  • George S. Williams was enumerated in the household of Samuel Williams and Mary Clark in the 1850 US Federal Census in 1850 at Auburn, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Samuel Williams      41
    Mary Williams      39
    George Williams      12
    Charles C Williams      10
    Mary J Williams      8
    Henry E Williams      4.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, George gave his occupation as farmer.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 George mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Auburn, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 1 Nov 1863 George was promoted to Corporal.
  • On 12 Jan 1864 reenlisted.
  • He died on 13 May 1864 at The Battle of Spotsylvania, Spotsylvania County, Virginia.
  • On 25 May 1864 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, George S. Williams was mentioned among the casualties.
  • He was buried in 1864 at Hillside Cemetery, Auburn, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 6 Oct 1865 an unknown person received a pension to surviving family member based on George's service; his mother, received certificate number 64760.
  • George S. Williams was included on the Civil War memorial at Auburn, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • In 1890 George S. Williams was included on the Civil War memorial at Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, also, as "George Williams."
  • Last Edited: 25 Jul 2016

James H. Williams

b. 6 March 1824, d. 22 April 1900
  • Father: Alpheus Williams b. 16 Oct 1792, d. 14 Jul 1864
  • Mother: Clarissa Howard b. 20 Nov 1797, d. 6 May 1887
  • Company: H
  • James H. Williams was born on 6 Mar 1824 at Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Alpheus Williams and Clarissa Howard.
  • On 11 Jan 1845 James H. Williams, 20, married Sarah Appleby Mowry, 19, daughter of Sayles Mowry and Phebe Latham, at Mendon, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • James H. Williams and Sarah Appleby Mowry were enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 9 Jun 1860 at Sutton P. O., Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    **James Williams, 38, machinist, b. MA
    Sarah, 35, b. MA (sic)
    Sayles, 14, b. RI
    Augusta (sic), 10, b. RI
    Frederick Goddard, 28, machinist, b. MA
    **Wm. H. Williams, 24, machinist, b. MA
    Limont Brown,
    Narcissa,
    Geo. Fisher, 20, mechanic, b. England
    Ame, 22, b. ME
    Margaret Sheen, 30, weaver, b. Ireland
    Mary, 22, b. Ireland
    (Note: unknown what if any relationship may exist between these extra people.)
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, James gave his occupation as machinist.
  • James was living at Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 James mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 37 years, 4 months and 6 days old.
  • James H. Williams and William Henry Williams, and Origen B. Williams, brothers, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.
  • On 20 Jan 1862 at "The Worcester Daily Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, James H. Williams was mentioned among the released prisoners.
  • On 18 Sep 1862 James was promoted to Corporal.
  • On 11 Oct 1862 James was promoted to Sergeant.
  • In May 1864 James was wounded on the wrist.
  • On 10 May 1864 at "The New York Times", New York City, New York, James H. Williams was mentioned on page 8, among others, as having made his way north after the battle. (click icon to read partial article.)
  • On 15 May 1864 at "The New York Times", New York City, New York, James H. Williams was included in a list of the wounded distributed through the Washington hospitals.
  • On 18 May 1864 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, James H. Williams was noted among the wounded at the Battle of the Wilderness.
  • On 25 May 1864 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, James H. Williams was mentioned among the casualties.
  • On 28 Jul 1864 James ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to expiration of his term of service.

  • On 6 Nov 1869 James and Sarah's son, Sayles Alpheus Williams married Elizabeth M. "Lizzie" Reynolds at Burrillville, Providence County, Rhode Island.
  • James H. Williams and Sarah Appleby Mowry were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 8 Jul 1870 at Burrillville, Providence County, Rhode Island, as:
    Williams, James, 50, machinist, b. MA
    ---, Sarah, 48, b. RI
    ---, Augustus, 20, mill operative, b. RI.
  • On 23 Feb 1871 James and Sarah's son, Augustus W. Williams married Mary Elizabeth Riley at Smithfield, Providence County, Rhode Island.
  • At Southbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, James was a member of GAR Post # 168 (Malcolm Ammidon.)
  • He was enumerated in the household of Phebe Mowry in the 1880 US Federal Census on on 11 Jun 1880 at at Smithfield, Providence County, Rhode Island, as:
    Moury, Phebe, 83, widow, b. RI
    Williams, James H., 57, son-in-law, machinist, b. MA (as were his parents)
    ---, Sarah A., 57, dau, b. RI.
  • James H. Williams was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Georgiaville, Smithfield, Providence County, Rhode Island, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company H, noting that he was wounded on the wrist.
  • He died on 22 Apr 1900 at Smithfield, Providence County, Rhode Island. He was 76 years, 1 month and 16 days old.
  • He was buried in Apr 1900 at Greenville Cemetery, Smithfield, Providence County, Rhode Island.
  • On 20 Jul 1900 Sarah Appleby Williams received a pension to surviving family member in Rhode Island based on James's service; his wife, received certificate number 501461.
  • Sarah Appleby Williams, his wife, survived James H. Williams and died in 1914 and was buried with her husband.
  • Last Edited: 19 Apr 2016

Family: Sarah Appleby Mowry b. Apr 1825, d. 1914

  • Sayles Alpheus Williams b. 1845, d. 19 Nov 1927
  • Augustus W. Williams b. Feb 1850

John Stephen Williams

b. 17 June 1833, d. 2 March 1908
  • Father: Asa Williams
  • Mother: Lucinda Valentine
  • Company: H
  • John Stephen Williams was born on 17 Jun 1833 at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, son of Asa Williams and Lucinda Valentine.
  • John Stephen Williams was enumerated in the 1850 US Federal census on 26 Aug 1850 at Bolton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, possibly as:
    John S. Williams, 17, farm laborer, b. MA
    living in the home of :
    Samuel Nourse, 61, farmer, b. MA.
  • On 15 May 1856 John Stephen Williams, 22, married Elizabeth Ann Frost, 30, daughter of John Frost and Anne [--?--], at Dover, Norfolk County, Massachusetts.
  • John Stephen Williams and Elizabeth Ann Frost were enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 16 Jun 1860 at Harvard P. O., Bolton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    John S. Williams, 26, day laborer, b. MA
    Elizabeth, 30, b. MA
    Mary E., 3, b. MA
    John A., 1, b. MA
    ...living with the family of William Jeffery, 37, shoemaker b. Nova Scotia.
  • In 1861 John was living at Bolton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, John gave his occupation as farmer.

  • On 25 Jul 1861 John mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts. He was 28 years, 1 month and 8 days old.
  • He was declared missing in action on 21 Oct 1861 at The Battle of Ball's Bluff, Leesburg, Virginia.
  • On 30 Oct 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, John Stephen Williams 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, J. S. Williams 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, John Stephen Williams 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 17 Sep 1862 John was wounded at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland.
  • On 4 Feb 1863 John ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts discharged due to disability.

  • John also served in the 4th Massachusetts Cavalry, Company C starting 26 Dec 1863 as a Private having enlisted at Bolton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 24 Oct 1864 John was taken prisoner at Big Gum Creek, Baker County, Florida.
  • He ended his service with the 4th Massachusetts Cavalry by mustering out on 16 Jun 1865.
  • On 28 Aug 1866 Elizabeth Ann Frost, his wife, died at Bolton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 40 of child birth and congestion of the lungs.
  • In 1867 John Stephen Williams was a gardner.
  • On 6 Apr 1867 John Stephen Williams, 33, married Mary Jenny Raymond, 24, daughter of George Raymond and Mary Parker, at Bolton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a second marriage for him and the first for her.
  • On 28 Apr 1870 Mary Jenny Raymond, his wife, died at Hudson, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, at age 27 of typhoid fever.
  • John Stephen Williams was enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 16 Aug 1870 at Hudson, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, as:
    Williams, John S., 37, farm laborer, b. MA
    ---, Sarah J., 9
    ---, Willie H., 6
    ---, Vira H., 2 (Elvira?)
  • On 16 Aug 1870 John Stephen Williams, 37, married Melissa D. Haynes, 35, daughter of John Haynes, at Hudson, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, his third, and her second, she being the widow Webster.
  • John Stephen Williams and Melissa D. Haynes were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 9 Jun 1880 at Hudson, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, as:
    Williams, John S., 47, laborer, b. MA
    ---, Melissa D., 45, wife, b. NH
    ---, Elvira H., 12, dau, b. MA.
  • On 21 Oct 1880 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, John Stephen Williams attended the 14th annual reunion of the 15th Massachusetts Regiment.
  • He was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Hudson, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company H.
  • In 1906 John was living at Everett, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
  • On 20 Oct 1906 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, John Stephen Williams 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 29 Feb 1908, John was admitted to hospital.
  • He died on 2 Mar 1908 at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, of arterio-sclerosis. He was 74 years, 8 months and 14 days old.
  • He was buried in Mar 1908 at Main Street Cemetery, Hudson, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, with his wives.
  • On 19 Mar 1908 Melissa D. Williams received a pension to surviving family member in Massachusetts based on John's service; his wife, received certificate number 661450.
  • His estate was probated in 1908 at Everett, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, with reference number 77573.
  • Melissa, his third wife, outlived John and died in 1925.
  • Last Edited: 14 Apr 2016

Family 1: Elizabeth Ann Frost b. 28 Apr 1826, d. 28 Aug 1866

  • Mary Elizabeth Williams b. 1 Feb 1857, d. 9 Jan 1908
  • John Asa Williams b. 19 Dec 1858, d. 16 Mar 1862
  • Sarah Josephine Williams b. 6 Feb 1861
  • Willie Herbert Williams b. 17 Aug 1863
  • Ada Frances Williams b. 25 Aug 1866

Family 2: Mary Jenny Raymond b. 16 May 1842, d. 28 Apr 1870

  • Elvira Haywood Williams b. 9 Dec 1867

Family 3: Melissa D. Haynes b. May 1835, d. 1925