Joseph H. Williams

b. between 1838 and 1839, d. 6 April 1873
  • Company: E
  • Joseph H. Williams was born between 1838 - 1839 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Joseph gave his occupation as shoemaker.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Joseph mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 20 Sep 1861 Joseph was promoted to Corporal.
  • On 21 Oct 1861 Joseph was wounded at The Battle of Ball's Bluff, Leesburg, Virginia, and missing.
  • On 30 Oct 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Joseph H. Williams was included, with 304 other men, among "The Killed Wounded and Missing of the Fifteenth Regiment," after Ball's Bluff.
  • In 1862, Joseph was paroled from prison.
  • On 8 Nov 1862 Joseph ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to disability from wounds received in action.

  • He made application for a veteran's pension on 5 Jan 1863, and received certificate number 11153.
  • On 11 Apr 1863 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Joseph H. Williams was included in the published list of Oxford volunteers.
  • He and Jennie B. [--?--] were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 29 Jul 1870 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, possibly as:
    Williams, Joseph H., 29, shoe bottomer, b. MA
    ---, Jennie B., 23, b. OH
    ---, Sylvia E., 9, b. MA.
  • Joseph H. Williams died on 6 Apr 1873 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of pneumonia.
  • He was buried in Apr 1873 at Hope Cemetery, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Sec. 44/45.
  • On 17 Apr 1885 an unknown person applied for a pension to surviving family member, Indiana, based on Joseph's service; application number 325504 for minors, but no certificate is recorded.
  • Last Edited: 14 Apr 2016

Origen B. Williams

b. 28 February 1841, d. 23 December 1882
  • Father: Alpheus Williams b. 16 Oct 1792, d. 14 Jul 1864
  • Mother: Clarissa Howard b. 20 Nov 1797, d. 6 May 1887
  • Company: A
  • Origen B. Williams was born on 28 Feb 1841 at East Douglas, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Alpheus Williams and Clarissa Howard.
  • Origen B. Williams was enumerated in the household of Alpheus Williams and Clarissa Howard in the 1850 US Federal Census on 9 Aug 1850 at Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Alpheus Williams, 63, laborer, b. MA (as were all in the family)
    Clarissa, 53
    **Henry H., 14 (sic)
    **Origen B., 9
    Patrick Murray, 30, laborer, b. Ireland.
  • In 1855, at Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Origen was the subject of a guardianship proceeding, as recorded in the Worcester county probate index.
  • In 1861 Origen was living at Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Origen gave his occupation as machinist.
  • William Henry Williams and James H. Williams, Origen B. Williams, brothers, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.

  • On 28 Jul 1861 Origen mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. He was 20 years and 5 months old.
  • On 18 Aug 1862 Origen ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to disability.

  • On 17 Apr 1863 Origen B. Williams, 22, married Mary E. Baker, 17, daughter of Daniel Gould Baker and Drusilla F. Hooker, at Dorchester (Boston), Suffolk County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Origen B. Williams made application for a veteran's pension on 9 Nov 1874, and received certificate number 1009758.
  • He and Mary E. Baker were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 8 Jun 1880 at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, as:
    Williams, Origin, 38, machinist, b. MA
    ---, Mary E., 35, wife, b. ME (and her parents)
    ---, Jessie E., 10, daur, b. ME (and her parents ?)
  • Origen B. Williams died on 23 Dec 1882 at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, in an accident. He was 41 years, 9 months and 25 days old.
  • He was buried in Dec 1882 at Oak Grove Cemetery, Gardiner, Kennebec County, Maine.
  • On 3 Feb 1890 Origen and Mary's daughter, Jessie E. Williams married William H. Burnham at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • On 10 May 1890 his grandson, William Henry Burnham, son of William H. Burnham and Jessie E. Williams, was born at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.
  • On 27 Apr 1891 Mary E. Williams received a pension to surviving family member in Massachusetts based on Origen's service; making application number 512030, but no certificate is recorded in the index.
  • Last Edited: 19 Apr 2016

Family: Mary E. Baker b. 11 Oct 1845, d. 15 Nov 1906

  • Jessie E. Williams b. between 1869 - 1870

Samuel Warren Williams

b. 18 April 1831, d. 8 September 1894
  • Father: Samuel Williams b. 18 Oct 1805, d. 27 Aug 1893
  • Mother: Lydia Newhall d. 30 Jan 1849
  • Company: 1_SS
  • Samuel Warren Williams was born on 18 Apr 1831 at Peabody, Essex County, Massachusetts, son of Samuel Williams and Lydia Newhall.
  • On 30 Jan 1849 his mother, Lydia Newhall, died.
  • Samuel Warren Williams was enumerated in the household of Samuel Williams in the 1850 US Federal Census on 1 Oct 1850 at Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts, as:
    Samuel Williams, 45, cordwainer, b. MA (as were all)
    **Samuel W., 19, farmer
    Henry A., 17, cordwainer
    Austin E., 6
    Vesta V Mansfield, 50.
  • Samuel Warren Williams was enumerated in the household of Samuel Williams in the State census on 19 Sep 1855 at Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts, as:
    Samuel Williams, 50, shoemaker, b. MA (as were all)
    Samuel W., 24, shoemaker
    Henry A., 22, shoemaker
    John A., 11
    Vesta O Mansfield, 55, b. NH.
  • In 1861 Samuel was living at South Danvers, Essex County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment, Samuel gave his occupation as Shoemaker.

  • On 3 Sep 1861 Samuel W. Williams mustered into service with the 1st Company Massachusetts Sharpshooters. He was 30 years, 4 months and 16 days old.
  • On 16 Apr 1863 Samuel ended military service with the 1st Massachusetts Sharpshooters by discharge for wounds.

  • In Jun 1863, at South Danvers, Essex County, Massachusetts, Samuel was registered in the draft as age 32, shoemaker, unmarried, and having had service in "Sander's S. Shooters," being discharged since 3 March 1863.
  • He made application for a veteran's pension on 3 Aug 1863, and received certificate number 22868.
  • He was enumerated in the household of Samuel Williams in the 1870 US Federal Census on 16 Jul 1870 at Peabody, Essex County, Massachusetts, poss as:
    Samuel Williams, 64y, shoemaker, b. MA (as were all)
    **Samuel W., 39y, shoemaker
    John A., 25y, works in shoe factory.
  • Samuel Warren Williams was enumerated in the household of Samuel Williams in the 1880 US Federal Census on in Jun 1880 at at Peabody, Essex County, Massachusetts, with his father, as:
    Samuel Williams, 75
    Samuel W., 49.
  • On 27 Aug 1893 his father, Samuel Williams, died at Peabody, Essex County, Massachusetts, at age 87.
  • Samuel Warren Williams died on 8 Sep 1894 at Peabody, Essex County, Massachusetts, unmarried, a suicide by hanging. He was 63 years, 4 months and 21 days old.
  • He was buried in Sep 1894 at Peabody, Essex County, Massachusetts.
  • Last Edited: 22 Apr 2012

Silas Hudson Williams

b. 3 October 1833, d. 23 August 1903
  • Father: Stephen Williams b. 1806, d. 10 May 1863
  • Mother: Sylvia A. [--?--] d. 6 Dec 1836
  • Company: H
  • Silas Hudson Williams was born on 3 Oct 1833 at Sheffield, Caledonia County, Vermont, son of Stephen Williams and Sylvia A. [--?--], a descendant of James Williams of Scituate, Rhode Island, apparently an officer in the Revolutionary War who, with other soldiers from nearby RI towns, was granted land in Lyndon, Vermont.
  • On 6 Dec 1836 his mother, Sylvia A. [--?--], died.
  • In 1838 Silas's widowed father, Stephen Williams, remarried to Martha Meserve.
  • On 13 May 1856 Silas Hudson Williams, 22, married Miriam Holbrook, 18, daughter of Luther Holbrook and Mary Ann Daniels Flagg, at Mendon, Worcester County, Massachusetts; she was the widow Evans at that time.
  • Silas Hudson Williams and Miriam Holbrook were enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 2 Jun 1860 at Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Silas H. Williams, 25, bootmaker, b. VT
    Marion, 22, b. MA
    Cora A., 2, b. MA.
  • In 1862 Silas was living at Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Silas gave his occupation as bootmaker.

  • On 22 Jan 1862 Silas mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry. He was 28 years, 3 months and 19 days old.
  • On 17 Sep 1862 Silas was wounded at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland, by a shot in the right arm, according to his pension file.
  • On 27 Sep 1862 at "The Public Ledger", Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, Silas H. Williams was listed among the wounded.
  • Between 1862 - 1863 David Holbrook, his brother-in-law, served in the 51st Massachusetts Infantry.
  • On 24 Jan 1863 Silas ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to disability.

  • On 23 Oct 1876 Silas and Miriam's daughter, Cora Alzada Williams married William Herbert Brooks at Vermont.
  • On 23 Oct 1876 Silas and Miriam's daughter, Delia F. Williams married Wellman Calvin Blake at Vermont.
  • Silas Hudson Williams and Miriam Holbrook were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census in 1880 at Mendon, Worcester County, Massachusetts, where he works for a boot factory. Also enumerated -- George DUNN, 38, b. MA, who works for a boot factory also.
  • On 24 Dec 1885 Silas and Miriam's daughter, Clara B. Williams married Edward Hayden Thayer at Bellingham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • On 10 Oct 1893 Silas and Miriam's daughter, Lizzie Abby Williams married James Lewis Graves at Bellingham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Silas Hudson Williams and Miriam Holbrook were enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 13 Jun 1900 at Bellingham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, where he is retired, and they own their own home. Of their six children, four are still living.
  • Silas Hudson Williams died on 23 Aug 1903 at Wheelock, Caledonia County, Vermont, and the record was registered in Bellingham, MA. He was 69 years, 10 months and 20 days old.
  • He was buried in Aug 1903 at Vernon Grove Cemetery, Milford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, near the Holbrook family plot.
  • On 22 Sep 1903 Miriam Holbrook received a pension to surviving family member in Massachusetts based on Silas's service; and received certificate number 574437.
  • Miriam, his wife, outlived Silas and died on 3 Feb 1931 at Bellingham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, at age 92.
  • Last Edited: 14 Apr 2016

Family: Miriam Holbrook b. Mar 1838, d. 3 Feb 1931

  • Cora Alzada Williams b. 7 May 1857, d. 10 Apr 1947
  • Delia F. Williams b. 19 Jul 1861, d. 1920
  • Claribel Williams b. 25 Oct 1865, d. 8 Mar 1958
  • Lizzie Abby Williams b. 10 Jul 1872, d. 1926

Theodore Williams

b. 19 October 1842, d. 16 March 1908
  • Father: Theodore Williams b. 1815, d. before 1850
  • Mother: Susan W. Shaw b. 9 Aug 1824, d. 26 May 1878
  • Company: 1_SS
  • Theodore Williams was born on 19 Oct 1842 at Raynham, Bristol County, Massachusetts, son of Theodore Williams and Susan W. Shaw.
  • Before 1850 his father, Theodore Williams, died.
  • Theodore's widowed mother, Susan W. Shaw, remarried to Eliphalet Wilbur.
  • Theodore Williams was enumerated in the household of Susan W. Shaw and Eliphalet Wilbur in the 1850 US Federal Census on 17 Sep 1850 at Taunton, Bristol County, Massachusetts, as:
    Eliphalet Wilbur, 30, laborer, b. MA (as were all)
    Susan W., 25
    **Teodore Williams, 7
    Frederick W Shaw, 17.
  • Theodore Williams was enumerated in the household of Augustus Shaw and Lucy T. [--?--] in the 1850 US Federal Census on 5 Oct 1850 at Raynham, Bristol County, Massachusetts, a second time, as:
    Augustus Shaw, 65, (his grandfather) farmer, b. MA (as were all)
    Lucy T., 58 (his grandmother)
    **Theo Williams, 7
    Isabell M. Shaw, 15 (his aunt.)
  • In 1862 Theodore was living at South Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment, Theodore gave his occupation as Naturalist.

  • On 9 Aug 1862 Theodore Williams mustered into service with the 1st Company Massachusetts Sharpshooters. He was 19 years, 9 months and 21 days old.
  • On 2 Sep 1864 Theodore ended military service with the 1st Massachusetts Sharpshooters by mustering out.

  • On 20 May 1866 Theodore Williams, 23, married Julia Frances Perry, 19, daughter of William Riley Perry and Sophronia Colton, at Copper Harbor, Michigan.
  • Theodore Williams and Julia Frances Perry were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 15 Jun 1870 at Fort Calhoun, Washington County, Nebraska, as:
    Williams, Theodore, 28, farmer, b. MA
    ---, Frances, 24, b. MI
    ---, Theodora, 3, b. MO
    ---, Frank P., 3/12, b. NE (Feb.)
  • Theodore Williams made application for a veteran's pension on 3 Feb 1880, and received certificate number 1118085.
  • He and Julia Frances Perry were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 26 Jun 1880 at Everett, Dodge County, Nebraska, as:
    Williams, Theo., 37, nurseryman, b. MA
    ---, F. J., 33, wife, b. MI
    ---, Theodora, 13, daur, MO
    ---, F. P., 10, son, b. NE
    ---, Dwight, 8, son, b. NE
    ---, Lucy I., 7, daur, b. NE
    ---, Belle, 2, daur, b. NE
    McFadden, Charles, 22, laborer, b. IL.
  • Theodore Williams and Julia Frances Perry were divorced in 1880.
  • On 6 Sep 1881 Theodore's former wife, Julia Frances Perry remarried Absalom N. Yost.
  • On 15 Dec 1888 Theodore Williams, 46, married Amelia Marie Gocken, 22, daughter of John Gocken, at Douglas County, Nebraska.
  • On 18 Jun 1890 Theodore and Julia's daughter, Theodora "Dora" Williams married George Theodore Sprecher at Norfolk, Madison County, Nebraska.
  • About in 1897 Theodore and Julia's daughter, Isabelle Williams married Clarence Hammond-Knowlton.
  • Theodore Williams and Amelia Marie Gocken were enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 6 Jun 1900 at West Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, as:
    Williams, Theodore, b. Oct 1842, 57, married 11 years, b. MA (fat b. ME, mor b. MA), horticultural truck
    ---, Emelia M., wife, b. Feb 1866, six of six children living, b. Germany
    Stella M., daur, b. Dec 1887, b. Neb
    Edward R., son b. Mar 1890
    Benson, son b. Sep 1891
    Victor, son, b. May 1893
    Laura M., daur, b. Dec 1895
    Henryetta D., daur, b. Oct 1898.
  • On 8 Oct 1902 Theodore and Julia's daughter, Lucy Shaw Williams married Dr. Matthew Adrian Tinley at Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie County, Iowa.
  • Theodore Williams died on 16 Mar 1908 at Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska. He was 65 years, 4 months and 26 days old.
  • He was buried in Mar 1908 at Forest Lawn Cemetery, Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, Plot: 10, 501.
  • On 1 May 1908 Amelia Marie Gocken received a pension to surviving family member in Nebraska based on Theodore's service; his wife, received certificate number 669647.
  • He's surviving family was enumerated in the household of Amelia Marie Gocken in the 1910 US Federal Census on 29 Apr 1910 at Benson, Douglas County, Nebraska, as:
    Williams, Amelia, 44, widow, all five children living, b. Germany, immig 1872, fruit farmer
    Edward R., son, 20, single, b. Neb (fath b. MA, mor b. Germany), farm labor
    Benson, son, 18, single, b. Neb (fath b. MA, mor b. Germany), farm labor
    Victor, son, 16, single, b. Neb (fath b. MA, mor b. Germany)
    Laura, daur, 14, b. Neb (fath b. MA, mor b. Germany)
    Henryetta, daur, 11, b. Neb (fath b. MA, mor b. Germany)
    Goeken, John father, 78, married, b. Germany, immig 1872.
  • Theodore's wife, Amelia Marie Gocken, died and was buried in Jan 1936 at Forest Lawn Cemetery, Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, Plot: 10, 501, 5 at age 69 years and 11 months.
  • Last Edited: 27 Apr 2016

Family 1: Julia Frances Perry b. 19 Jul 1846, d. 12 Dec 1932

  • Theodora "Dora" Williams b. 7 Apr 1867, d. 12 Mar 1952
  • Frank Perry Williams b. 26 Feb 1870, d. 1966
  • Dwight Williams b. 2 Feb 1872
  • Lucy Shaw Williams b. 6 Jul 1875, d. 10 Jul 1972
  • Isabelle Williams b. 25 Aug 1877

Family 2: Amelia Marie Gocken b. Feb 1866, d. Jan 1936

  • Stella M. Williams b. Dec 1888
  • Edward Rosewater Williams b. 13 Mar 1890, d. 6 Jun 1975
  • Benson Williams b. 28 Sep 1892, d. 19 May 1946
  • Victor Williams b. 13 May 1893
  • Laura M. Williams b. Dec 1895
  • Henryetta D. Williams b. Oct 1898

William Henry Williams

b. May 1835, d. 6 March 1921
  • Father: Alpheus Williams b. 16 Oct 1792, d. 14 Jul 1864
  • Mother: Clarissa Howard b. 20 Nov 1797, d. 6 May 1887
  • Company: H
  • William Henry Williams was born in May 1835 at Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Alpheus Williams and Clarissa Howard.
  • William Henry Williams was enumerated in the household of Alpheus Williams and Clarissa Howard in the 1850 US Federal Census on 9 Aug 1850 at Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Alpheus Williams, 63, laborer, b. MA (as were all in the family)
    Clarissa, 53
    **Henry H., 14 (sic)
    **Origen B., 9
    Patrick Murray, 30, laborer, b. Ireland.
  • William Henry Williams was enumerated in the household of James H. Williams and Sarah Appleby Mowry 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, William gave his occupation as shoemaker.
  • William Henry Williams and James H. Williams, and Origen B. Williams, brothers, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.
  • William Henry Williams and Nathaniel C. Putnam, future brothers-in-law, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry but Nathaniel would not live to see the marriage.

  • On 25 Jul 1861 William mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry. He was 26 years and 2 months old.
  • On 10 Oct 1862 his future wife's brother, Nathaniel C. Putnam, died at Alexandria, Alexandria (city), Virginia, at age 21 of disease.
  • On 4 Nov 1862 William ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts at Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania County, Virginia, due to disability.

  • On 18 Apr 1863 William Henry Williams, 27, married Harty Cranston Putnam, 19, daughter of John Milton Putnam and Harty Cranston Mason, at Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • William Henry Williams made application for a veteran's pension on 15 Dec 1866, and received certificate number 78801.
  • He and Harty Cranston Putnam were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 15 Jun 1880 at Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Williams, Wm. H., 46, shoemaker, b. MA (as were all in the family)
    ---, Hattie C., 36, wife
    ---, Willard R., 14, son
    ---, Minia B., 12, dau
    ---, Bainbridge, 10, son
    ---, Edgar E., 8, son
    ---, Ann M., 6, dau
    ---, G. Lillian, 4, dau
    ---, Herbert C., 2, son
    ---, Golda R., 1, dau.
  • William Henry Williams was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in 1890 at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts.
  • On 27 Nov 1891 William and Harty's daughter, Minnie Belle Williams married Charles F. Baker at Upton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • On 24 Dec 1894 William and Harty's daughter, Annie May Williams married Fletcher F. Spicer at Upton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • On 2 Jan 1895 William and Harty's son, Oscar Benbridge Williams married Annie Kirby at Woonsocket, Providence County, Rhode Island.
  • On 10 Jun 1902 William and Harty's son, Herbert Clifton Williams married Lucy Etta Ward at Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • On 25 Nov 1902 William and Harty's daughter, Grace Lillian Williams married Robert H. Gilmore at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • On 27 Jul 1908 Harty Cranston Putnam, his wife, died at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 64 of an "injury to heart by a fall, accidental."
  • William Henry Williams was enumerated in the 1910 US Federal Census in 1910 at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, living with his youngest daughter and her husband.
  • He died on 6 Mar 1921 at Upton, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 85 years and 10 months old.
  • He was buried in Mar 1921 at South Sutton Cemetery, Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, with his wife, and parents.
  • Last Edited: 14 Apr 2016

Family: Harty Cranston Putnam b. 29 Oct 1843, d. 27 Jul 1908

  • William Henry Williams b. 17 Apr 1864, d. 4 Mar 1865
  • Willard Ralph Williams b. 26 Aug 1865
  • Minnie Belle Williams b. 24 Nov 1867
  • Oscar Benbridge Williams b. 5 Sep 1869
  • Edgar Earle Williams b. 3 Aug 1871
  • Annie May Williams b. 13 Jun 1873
  • Grace Lillian Williams b. 23 Oct 1875, d. 3 Aug 1961
  • Herbert Clifton Williams b. 21 Sep 1877
  • Golda Rebekah Williams b. 15 May 1879, d. 12 Aug 1880
  • Georgie Lester Williams b. 20 May 1881, d. 17 Nov 1883
  • Ina Goldie Williams b. 6 May 1887

Peyton Don Willoughby

b. 27 January 1838, d. 31 December 1904
  • Father: Amos C. Willoughby b. 1803, d. 6 Jul 1886
  • Mother: Polly Clough b. 1815, d. before 1870
  • Company: Not_Assigned
  • Peyton Don Willoughby was born on 27 Jan 1838 at Norway, Herkimer County, New York, son of Amos C. Willoughby and Polly Clough.
  • Peyton Don Willoughby was enumerated in the household of Amos C. Willoughby and Polly Clough in the 1850 US Federal Census in 1850 at Norway, Herkimer County, New York.
  • Peyton Don Willoughby was enumerated in the household of Amos C. Willoughby and Polly Clough in the 1860 US Federal Census on 25 Jul 1860 at Norway, Herkimer County, New York, as:
    Amos C. Willoughby, 57, carpenter, b. NY
    Polly, 45, b. CT
    Helen, 24, dress maker, b. NY
    **Peyton D., 22, carpenter, b. NY
    Charles A., 17, laborer, b. NY
    Hiram Austin, 18, laborer, b. NY
    Ellen L. Willoughby, 7, b. NY.
  • Between 1861 - 1863 Peyton Don Willoughby was at sea as a ship's carpenter.

  • On 27 Apr 1864 Peyton mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry having received a bounty of $325, being credited to the quota of Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 26 years and 3 months old.
  • On 17 May 1864 Peyton ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by transfer to the Navy, where he served on the tugboat Belle.

  • On 17 May 1865 Peyton was transferred to the North Carolina.
  • He ended his service with the Navy by discharge from the steamer Memphis on 23 Sep 1865 at Brooklyn Navy Yard, Brooklyn, Greater New York, New York.
  • Peyton Don Willoughby was described as 5 feet, 6 3/4", light complexion, brown hair, and blue eyes.
  • In 1865 Peyton Don Willoughby moved to Ohio.
  • On 5 Aug 1867 Peyton Don Willoughby, 29, married Sarah A. Ross at Fairfield, Huron County, Ohio.
  • Peyton Don Willoughby and Sarah A. Ross were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 8 Jun 1870 at Norwalk, Huron County, Ohio, as:
    Willoughby, Paton, 52, carpenter, b. NY
    ---, Sarah, 30, b. OH
    ---, Louella, 1, b. OH.
  • Peyton Don Willoughby and Sarah A. Ross were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census in Jun 1880 at Norwalk, Huron County, Ohio, as:
    Willoughby, P. D., 42, carpenter, b. NY
    ---, S. A., 30 (sic), b. OH (fath b. RI, mor b. CT)
    ---, Luella, 11, daur, b. OH
    ---, Tina, 4, daur, b. OH
    ---, Charles, 2, son, b. OH.
  • In 1885 Peyton Don Willoughby moved from Ohio to San Diego, California.
  • On 6 Jul 1886 his father, Amos C. Willoughby, died at Hannibal, Marion County, Missouri.
  • Peyton and Sarah's daughter, Fanny Louella Willoughby married Charles Elbridge Battelle.
  • Peyton Don Willoughby made application at San Diego County, California, for a veteran's pension on 21 Jul 1890, for his service in the Navy, receiving certificate number 19637.
  • In 1891 Peyton Don Willoughby moved from California to Hannibal, Missouri.
  • In 1898 Sarah A. Ross, his wife, died according to one account.
  • In Jan 1904 "while working at his vocation with the Burlington Railroad, he met with an accident which resulted in the loss of his right arm just above the wrist." (per an entry in his pension file.)
  • On 11 Mar 1904 Peyton received an increase in his pension.
  • He died on 31 Dec 1904 at Hannibal, Marion County, Missouri. He was 66 years, 11 months and 4 days old.
  • He was buried in Jan 1905 at Woodlawn Cemetery, Norwalk, Huron County, Ohio.
  • Last Edited: 29 Jun 2016

Family: Sarah A. Ross b. 1850, d. 1898

  • Fanny Louella Willoughby b. 8 Feb 1869, d. 14 Jul 1961
  • Kate Steton Willoughby b. 27 Jan 1877
  • Charles Hanas Willoughby b. 8 Feb 1879

Edward Wilson

b. 16 November 1827, d. 19 November 1896
  • Father: Daniel Wilson b. 1795
  • Mother: Betsey Fife b. 1800
  • Company: A
  • Edward Wilson was born on 16 Nov 1827 at Chichester, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, son of Daniel Wilson and Betsey Fife.
  • On 2 Mar 1853 Edward Wilson, 25, married Sarah Jane May, 23, daughter of Silas May and Abigail Gerry, at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Edward Wilson and Sarah Jane May were enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 20 Jul 1860 at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    E. Wilson, 33, machinic, b. NH
    S. J. , 31 (f), wife b. MA (as were all children)
    J. 7, (m)
    M. E., 5 (f)
    C. H., 3 (m.)
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Edward gave his occupation as shoemaker.
  • In 1861 Edward was living at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Edward mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 33 years, 7 months and 26 days old.
  • On 13 Dec 1861 Edward ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to disability.

  • He and Sarah Jane May were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 14 Jun 1870 at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Wilson, Edward, 42, works in comb shop, b. NH
    ---, Sarah J., 40, b. MA
    ---, John G., 16, b. MA
    ---, Mary E., 14
    ---, Charles H., 12.
  • On 31 Mar 1877 Edward and Sarah's son, John Geary Wilson married Mary Ella Brown at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • On 1 Jun 1878 Edward and Sarah's daughter, Mary Ellen Wilson married Elwin W. Stilphen at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Edward Wilson made application for a veteran's pension on 7 Jun 1880, and received certificate number 237418.
  • He and Sarah Jane May were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 14 Jun 1880 at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Edward Wilson, 50, works in comb shop, b. NH
    ---, Sarah, 47, wife, b. MA
    ---, Charles, 22, son, works in comb shop, b. MA.
  • Edward Wilson 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.
  • He died on 19 Nov 1896 at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 69 years and 3 days old.
  • An obituary for Edward Wilson was published on 20 Nov 1896 at "The Fitchburg Sentinel", Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as follows:
    Leominster: Death of Edward Wilson
    Edward Wilson, a farmer residing in the south part of the town, died very suddenly, Thursday evening, of heart disease. Although in feeble health for some time, Mr. Wilson was about town Thursday, and during the afternoon was seen in several places of business in the vicinity of Monument Square. His death was a shock to those who knew him, particularly among the members of the G. A. R., he being prominently connected with Charles H. Stevens Post 53.
    Edward Wilson was born in Chichester, N. H., Nov. 16, 1827. He came to Leominster about 10 years ago and has been an honored citizen ever since. He enlisted in Co. A, 15th regt. Massachusetts infantry, July 12, 1861, and was discharged for disability on Dec 16th of the same year. Several years ago, Mr. Wilson drew the capital prize of $1500 given at a fair held by Charles H. Stevens Post. He leaves, besides a widow, two sons and one daughter.
    The funeral will be held from the M. E. church at 2 p.m., Sunday, and relatives and friends are invited to attend without further notice.
  • He was buried on 22 Nov 1896 at Evergreen Cemetery, Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Plot: Section 6, Lot 6.
  • On 23 Nov 1896 at "The Fitchburg Sentinel", Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, there was a report on Edward's funeral:
    Leominster: Funeral of Edward Wilson
    The funeral of Edward Wilson was held at the M. E. church at 2 p.m., Sunday. Owing to the absence of the pastor on account of illness, Rev. Dr. Marshall conducted the service.
    A quartet consisting of Miss Farosworth, Mrs. W. H. Harrison, Russell Walcott and Charles Castle rendered appropriate vocal selections, while Miss May Burns presided at the organ. Dr. Marshall, after reading a passage of Scripture, pointed out the moral lessons to be drawn from such occasions as this and paid a worthy tribute to the life and character of the deceased, closing with prayer. The officers of Charles H. Stevens Post 53, G. A. R., of which organization Mr. Wilson was an honored member, then took charge of the remains, rendering the burial service of that Order in a most impressive manner. The following members of Co. F, 15th regiment Massachusetts infantry of which the deceased was also an honored member, acted as pall bearers: F. W. Polley, C. E. Wilder, Henry Joy and C. A. Colburn.
    The floral offerings were numerous. A large number of those present accompanied the remains to Evergreen cemetery where the interment took place.
  • On 11 Dec 1896 Sarah Jane Wilson received a pension to surviving family member in Massachusetts based on Edward's service; his wife, received certificate number 448048.
  • He's surviving family was enumerated in the household of Sarah Jane May in the 1900 US Federal Census on 12 Jun 1900 at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Wilson, Sarah J., head, b. Dec 1829, 70, widow, all three children living, b. MA (of MA parents
    ---, John, son, b. July 1853, 46, widower, b. MA (fath b. NH, mor b. MA)
    ---, Charles H., son, b. Jan 1858, 42, single, b. MA (fath b. NH, mor b. MA)
    ---, Christine S., g-daur ?, Dec 1880, 19, single, b. MA (of MA parents)
    Day, Gertrude, niece, b. Jan 1869, 31, widow, b. NH (of NH parents)
    ---, Vera, grand-niece, b. Apr 1895, b. MA (fath b. MA, mor b. NH.)
  • Sarah, his wife, outlived Edward and died on 7 Dec 1900 at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 71.
  • Last Edited: 21 Aug 2016

Family: Sarah Jane May b. 7 Dec 1829, d. 7 Dec 1900

  • John Geary Wilson b. 14 Jul 1853
  • Mary Ellen Wilson b. 13 Sep 1855, d. 10 Oct 1931
  • Charles Herbert Wilson b. 1 Jan 1858, d. 11 May 1944

Franklin Wilson

b. 30 November 1842
  • Father: Ephraim Wilson b. between 1802 - 1803
  • Mother: Elizabeth Bowen Hathaway b. 29 Mar 1814, d. 4 Jul 1904
  • Company: H
  • Franklin Wilson was born on 30 Nov 1842 at Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Ephraim Wilson and Elizabeth Bowen Hathaway.
  • Franklin Wilson was enumerated in the household of Ephraim Wilson and Elizabeth Bowen Hathaway in the 1850 US Federal Census on 22 Aug 1850 at Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Ephraim Wilson, 47, shoemaker, b. MA
    Elisabeth B., 36, b. MA
    Ann M., 16, b. MA
    Henry E., 12, b. Indiana
    Edward, 10, b. Indiana
    **Franklin, 7, b. MA
    Thomas H., 5, b. MA
    Elisabeth C., 3, b. MA
    Albert W., 9/12, b. MA.
  • In 1862 Franklin was living at Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Franklin gave his occupation as machinist.

  • On 25 Feb 1862 Franklin mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry. He was 19 years, 2 months and 23 days old.
  • On 27 Sep 1862 at "The Public Ledger", Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, Franklin Wilson was listed among the wounded.
  • On 1 Nov 1862 Franklin ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by desertion.

  • Last Edited: 19 Sep 2012

Robert A. Wilson

b. 1827, d. 10 May 1889
  • Company: 1_SS
  • Robert A. Wilson was born about in 1827 at Derby, Orleans County, Vermont.
  • In 1862 Robert was living at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment, Robert gave his occupation as Mason.

  • On 16 Sep 1862 Robert A. Wilson mustered into service with the 1st Company Massachusetts Sharpshooters. He was 35 years old.
  • On 15 Sep 1864 Robert ended military service with the 1st Massachusetts Sharpshooters by mustering out.

  • Robert A. Wilson married Margaret J. Harmon.
  • Robert A. Wilson made application for a veteran's pension on 18 Dec 1879, and received certificate number 315918.
  • He and Margaret J. Harmon were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 28 Jun 1880 at Braintree, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, as:
    Wilson, Robert A., 46, brick mason, b. VT (of VT parents)
    ---, Margaret, 45, wife, b. Ireland.
  • On 13 Jul 1883 Margaret J. Harmon, his wife, died at Braintree, Norfolk County, Massachusetts.
  • On 18 Oct 1886, at National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, Togus, Kennebec County, Maine, Robert was admitted.
  • He died on 10 May 1889 at Braintree, Norfolk County, Massachusetts. He was 62 years old.
  • He was buried in May 1889 at Braintree, Norfolk County, Massachusetts.
  • Last Edited: 16 Jun 2014

Family: Margaret J. Harmon b. 1835, d. 13 Jul 1883

  • Eugene Wilson b. 25 Sep 1869, d. 25 Sep 1869

William Wilson 1st

b. 1835
  • Company: K
  • William Wilson 1st was born about in 1835 at England.
  • In 1863 William was living at Pennsylvania.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, William gave his occupation as sailor.

  • On 16 Jul 1863 William mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts. He was 28 years old.
  • In Jul 1864 William was wounded in the left leg.
  • On 22 Jul 1864 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, William Wilson 1st was mentioned among the wounded.
  • On 27 Jul 1864 William ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by transfer to the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.

  • Last Edited: 14 Feb 2016

Charles W. Wingate

b. 28 September 1831, d. 11 November 1868
  • Father: Jonathan Wingate b. between 1794 - 1795
  • Mother: Sarah Merritt b. between 1795 - 1796
  • Company: G
  • Charles W. Wingate was born on 28 Sep 1831 at Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Jonathan Wingate and Sarah Merritt.
  • Charles W. Wingate was enumerated in the household of Jonathan Wingate and Sarah Merritt in the 1850 US Federal Census on 10 Sep 1850 at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Jonathan Wingate, 55, carpenter, b. NH
    Sarah, 54, b. MA (as were all the children)
    Mary, 23
    Andrew J., 21
    **Charles B. W., 17
    Thomas H. B., 15
    Romilla, 12
    Marion J., 8.
  • Charles W. Wingate was enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 13 Jul 1860 at Manchester, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, living in a hotel as:
    Charles W. Wingate, 30, shoemaker, b. MA.
  • In 1861 Charles was living at Manchester, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Charles gave his occupation as shoemaker.

  • On 6 Aug 1861 Charles mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Manchester, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire. He was 29 years, 10 months and 9 days old.
  • On 21 Oct 1861 Charles was taken prisoner at The Battle of Ball's Bluff, Leesburg, Virginia.
  • On 30 Oct 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Charles W. Wingate 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 Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Charles W. Wingate was listed, with 88 other men of the 15th Massachusetts, as a prisoner at Richmond.
  • On 20 Nov 1861 at "The Worcester Daily Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Charles W. Wingate was listed with 195 other men among the prisoners taken at Ball's Bluff.
  • Between 1861 - 1862 Charles was promoted to Corporal.
  • On 22 Feb 1862 at "The New York Times", New York City, New York, Charles W. Wingate 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 2 Oct 1862 Charles was promoted to Sergeant.
  • On 15 Mar 1864 Charles was transferred from the 15th Massachusetts to the V. R. C.
  • On 28 Jul 1864 Charles ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts having fulfilled his term of service, and noted "absent sick."

  • He died on 11 Nov 1868 at Manchester, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, unmarried, of an accidental death. He was 37 years, 1 month and 14 days old.
  • He was buried in Nov 1868 at Pine Grove Cemetery, Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Last Edited: 19 Apr 2016

Martin VanBuren Winsor

b. January 1841, d. 21 May 1905
  • Father: George I. Winsor b. between 1813 - 1814
  • Mother: Amy Ann Ide b. between 1811 - 1812, d. 1881
  • Company: K
  • Martin VanBuren Winsor was born in Jan 1841 at Gloucester, Providence County, Rhode Island, son of George I. Winsor and Amy Ann Ide.
  • Martin VanBuren Winsor was enumerated in the household of George I. Winsor and Amy Ann Ide in the 1850 US Federal Census on 26 Jul 1850 at Smithfield, Providence County, Rhode Island, as:
    George I Winsor, 36, b. RI (as were all in the family)
    Amy A., 38
    **Martin V., 8
    Eliza A., 7
    Adelaide, 5
    John, 4.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Martin gave his occupation as spinner.
  • In 1861 Martin was living at Gloucester, Providence County, Rhode Island.

  • On 1 Jul 1861 Martin mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Gloucester, Providence County, Rhode Island. He was 20 years and 6 months old.
  • On 18 Feb 1863 Martin ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to disability.

  • Starting 1863, Martin also served in the Navy as a landsman, for the Ohio and the Cambridge.
  • He ended his service with the Navy in 1864.
  • Starting 31 Oct 1864, Martin also served in the 2nd Rhode Island Infantry, Co. D, being detached on 15 December 1864 at Division Provost Guard until he mustered out.
  • He ended his service with the 2nd Rhode Island Infantry on 13 Jul 1865 at Hall's Hill, Virginia.
  • On 23 Apr 1868 Martin VanBuren Winsor, 27, married Sarah F. Havens, 21, daughter of Edwin W. Havens and Lucretia A. Whitman, at Cumberland, Providence County, Rhode Island.
  • Martin VanBuren Winsor was enumerated in the household of Nathan Potter and Lucretia A. Whitman in the 1870 US Federal Census on 27 Jul 1870 at Plainfield P. O., Voluntown, Windham County, Connecticut, as:
    Potter, Nathan, 56, farmer, $3400 real estate, $900 personal estate, b. RI
    ---, Lucretia, 43, b. RI
    ---, Herbert E., 18, b. RI
    ---, Frank L., 7, b. MA
    **Winsor, Martin V., 28, works on farm, b. RI
    ---, Sarah F., 24, b. RI
    Harrous, Mary C., 22, b. RI
    ---, George R., 14, works on farm, b. MA
    Whitman, Thomas Jr., 66, works on farm, b. RI.
  • Martin VanBuren Winsor was not enumerated in the household of Sarah F. Havens in the 1880 US Federal Census on on 1 Jun 1880 at at Voluntown, Windham County, Connecticut, as:
    Winsor, Sarah F., 33, b. RI
    ---, Grace M., 8, dau, b. CT
    ---, George P., 8/12, Aug, son, b. CT.
  • Martin Winsor made application at Connecticut for a veteran's pension on 15 May 1896, and received certificate number 1030161.
  • He and Sarah F. Havens were enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 16 Jun 1900 at Mansfield, Tolland County, Connecticut, as:
    Winsor, Martin, head, b. Jan 1841, 59, married 32 years, b. RI (of RI parents), engineer, stationary
    ---, Sarah F., wife, b. July 1846, 53, three of six children living, b. RI (of RI parents)
    ---, Bertha H., dau, b. July 1887, b. CT
    Potter, Lucretia A., mother (sic, she is mor-in-law), widow, b. Nov 1826, three of six children living, b. RI (of Ri parents)
    and nine apparently unrelated boarders.
  • Martin VanBuren Winsor died on 21 May 1905 at Norwich, New London County, Connecticut. He was 64 years and 4 months old.
  • He was buried in May 1905 at Robbins Cemetery, Voluntown, New London County, Connecticut, as a member of Co. K. 15th Mass.
  • On 16 Jun 1905 Sarah F. Havens received a pension to surviving family member in Connecticut based on Martin's service; his wife, received certificate number 605080.
  • Last Edited: 14 Apr 2016

Family: Sarah F. Havens b. Jul 1846

  • Grace M. Winsor b. between 1871 - 1872
  • George P. Winsor b. Aug 1879
  • Bertha H. Winsor b. Jul 1887

James K. Witham

b. February 1845, d. February 1935

James K. Witham
  • Father: Jonathan Witham
  • Mother: Relief Henry
  • Company: C
  • James K. Witham was born in Feb 1845 at Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, son of Jonathan Witham and Relief Henry, according to the 1900 census.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, James gave his occupation as farmer.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 James mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as a Sergeant, being credited to the quota of Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 16 years and 5 months old.
  • On 17 Sep 1862 James was wounded at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland, on the arm.
  • On 10 Dec 1862 James was promoted to to Corporal.
  • On 1 Jan 1863 James was promoted to to Sergeant.
  • On 24 Feb 1863 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, James was mentioned (Volume 18 #47): "Fifteenth Regiment - James K. Witham of this regiment has been raised to the rank of corporal for good and soldierly conduct."
  • On 11 Jul 1864 James ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts having fulfilled his term of service.

  • James K. Witham married Ella P. Bushee, daughter of Sydney A. Bushee and Elizabeth A. Brunandon.
  • James K. Witham and Ella P. Bushee were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 21 Jun 1870 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, where he is a locomotive engineer.
  • On 30 Aug 1870, James was lightly injured in a railroad accident.
    Railroad Collision near South Adams
    A fatal accident occurred on the Pittsfield and North Adams railroad, south of Maple Grove station in Adams, Tuesday morning. Three cars loaded with coal had been drawn from the side track at the Grove by the morning train, and left to be unloaded near O. Arnold & Co.'s mill, just below a curve.
    The men busy unloading were startled at about 8:15 o'clock by the runble of a train close at hand, the noise of the opposite mill drowning the sound until quite near. The men jumped one way and the other, and all escaped serious injury, though one named Bushey was somewhat hurt by tumbling into the river from the coal shed roof, to which he jumped.
    The train, heavily loaded with gravel, struck the coal cars at full speed, causing a general smash, and injuring five men, Patrick Simmons of Pittsfield fatally, so that he died in the evening; Engineer James K. Witham of Springfield and Michael Cullen about the head and face, but not seriously; Timothy Connors, shoulder dislocated; Frank Keiley, back hurt.
    The gravel train was not expected on the road by Station Agent Tinney at Maple Grove. It had been used in the vicinity for several days, and of course at irregular hours. (Springfield Republican, 31 Aug 1870.)
  • He was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company C.
  • He made application at Massachusetts for a veteran's pension on 14 Jul 1896, and received certificate number 1190153.
  • On 18 Jun 1897 Ella P. Bushee, his wife, died at Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, of cancer.
  • On 18 Nov 1898 James's daughter, Emma E. Witham married Jesse Stewart Peters at Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, The marriage was announced in an unidentified newspaper as follows:
    "Emma Elizabeth, daughter of James K. Witham, was married to Jesse Stewart Peters at the home of Rev. Charles Conklin Wednesday.
    Miss Nellie M. Greene acted as maid of honor, and William G. Tait was best man.
    The bride was attired in a handsome tailor-made gown of blue broadcloth.
    The maid of honor wore a gown of brown broadcloth.
    After a supper at the home of the bride's father, Mr. and Mrs. Peters left for a two-weeks' trip to New York and Boston.
    After February 1, they will be at home to their friends in Wilkesbarre, Pa., Mr. Peters being manager of a publishing company of that city."
  • James K. Witham was enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 27 Jun 1900 at Hampden, Hampden County, Massachusetts, as:
    Witham, K. James, b. Feb 1845, widower, b. CT (of MA parents), engineer R. R.
    ---, Emma E., dau, b. Oct 1878 in MA
    Peter (?), Jessee S., son-in-law, b. Nov 1876, married within the year.
  • On 19 Dec 1900 James K. Witham, 55, married Martha A. Smith, daughter of Jessie S. Smith and Mary Nulford, at Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, in a second marriage for both.
    "James K. Witham and Mrs. Martha A. Jaqueth were married at the home of the bride at 20 Plymouth street at 4 o'clock yesterday afternoon by Rev. A. W. Baird of Wilbraham. The wedding was a very quiet one, and only the near relatives of the bride and groom were present. Mr. and Mrs. Witham left last evening for a wedding trip of two weeks, during which they will visit Albany and Jersey City, and on their return will live at 52 Osgood street. (Springfield Republican, 20 Dec 1900.)"
  • In 1906 James was living at Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts.
  • On 20 Oct 1906 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, James K. Witham 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 Martha A. Smith were enumerated in the 1910 US Federal Census on 25 Apr 1910 at Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, as:
    Withom, James K., 65, married for the second time nine years, locomotive engineer
    ---, Martha S., wife, 46, also her second marriage, she has no children, b. NY (as were her parents)
    Smith, Jesse S., father-in-law, 75, widower, b. NY.
  • James K. Witham and Martha A. Smith were enumerated in the 1920 US Federal Census on 21 Jan 1920 at Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts.
  • James K. Witham and Martha A. Smith were enumerated in the 1930 U. S. Federal Census on 8 Apr 1930 at Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts.
  • James K. Witham died in Feb 1935 at Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts. He was 90 years old.
  • He was buried on 22 Feb 1935 at Oak Grove Cemetery, Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, after cremation.
  • An obituary for James K. Witham was published on 23 Feb 1935 at "The Springfield Republican", Massachusetts, as follows:
    Townspeople Attend J. K. Witham Funeral
    Civil War Veteran, Retired B. & A. Engineer, Eulogized by Rev. R. S. Guptill

    The funeral of James K. Witham, Civil war veteran and retired railroad engineer, was held yesterday afternoon at his home, 1626 Westfield Street, West Springfield, with a large arrendance of townspeople. A group of retired engineers of the Boston & Albany railroad was present.
    Rev. Roger S. Gupgill, Methodist church, officiated and bearers were Westley Peters, James Peters, Leland Smith, Roland Smith, Harrison Bliss and Charles Dudley. A committal service was held at the chapel in Springfield cemetery and the body was cremated.
    Mr. Guptill spoke briefly in eulogy of Mr. Witham, stressing the quiet, unassuming character of the man whose principal aim in life was to do whatever job was his to the best of his ability.....
  • Last Edited: 7 Apr 2013

Family 1: Ella P. Bushee b. 1849, d. 18 Jun 1897

  • Emma E. Witham b. Oct 1878

Family 2: Martha A. Smith b. between 1863 - 1864

Charles Wood

b. between 1839 and 1840
  • Company: K
  • Charles Wood was born between 1839 - 1840 at Lansingburg, Rensselaer County, New York.
  • In 1863 Charles was living at Greenfield, Franklin County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Charles gave his occupation as pedler.

  • In Jul 1863 Charles mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Bernardston, Franklin County, Massachusetts.
  • On 5 May 1864 Charles was taken prisoner at The Battle of the Wilderness, Spotsylvania County, Virginia.
  • On 27 Jul 1864 Charles ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by administrative transfer to the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company K.

  • On 30 Nov 1864, Charles was exchanged from prison.
  • On 16 Dec 1864, at Camp Parole, Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, Charles was furloughed.
  • He ended his service with the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company K, by desertion on 16 Jan 1865.
  • Last Edited: 19 Sep 2012