Thomas Nelson Woodward Jr.

b. 1837, d. 25 November 1861
  • Father: Thomas N. Woodward b. 14 Feb 1800, d. 15 Jan 1864
  • Mother: Nancy G. Blodget b. 30 Sep 1800, d. 27 Oct 1878
  • Company: C
  • Thomas Nelson Woodward Jr. was born in 1837 at Brookline, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, son of Thomas N. Woodward and Nancy G. Blodget.
  • Thomas Nelson Woodward Jr. was enumerated in the household of Thomas N. Woodward and Nancy G. Blodget in the 1860 US Federal Census on 12 Jul 1860 at Northborough, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Thomas N. Woodward, 59, farmer, b. NH
    Nancy G., 58, b. NH
    **Thomas N., Jr., 23, farmer, b. MA
    Theodore C., 20, combmaker, b. MA.
  • Before 1861 at Northborough, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Thomas Nelson Woodward Jr. as a resident, was a member of "The Clinton Guards."
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Thomas gave his occupation as farmer.
  • In 1861 Thomas was living at Northborough, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Thomas mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Northborough, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 24 years old.
  • On 21 Oct 1861 Thomas was taken prisoner at The Battle of Ball's Bluff, Leesburg, Virginia.
  • On 30 Oct 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Thomas Nelson Woodward Jr. 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, Thomas Nelson Woodward Jr. was listed with 195 other men among the prisoners taken at Ball's Bluff.
  • He died on 25 Nov 1861 at Richmond, Richmond County, Virginia, unmarried, of typhoid fever, as a prisoner of war. He was 24 years old.
  • He was buried on 7 Dec 1861 at Shockoe Hill Cemetery, Richmond, Virginia, originally.
  • A commemorative marker with his name (spelled "Woodware") is in Shockoe Hill Cemetery. However, research has established that Thomas and the other POWs, who had been buried originally just outside the walls of Shockoe Hill, were moved in 1866-67 to _Richmond National Cemetery,_ and are buried there as unknowns.
  • Thomas, his father, outlived Thomas and died on 15 Jan 1864 at Northborough, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 63.
  • He was buried at Richmond National Cemetery, Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia, as an unknown.
  • Thomas Nelson Woodward Jr. was included on the Civil War memorial at Northborough, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Last Edited: 14 Apr 2016

Lafayette Worden

b. between 1841 and 1842, d. 15 June 1864

Lafayette Worden
  • Father: Warren B. Worden b. between 1796 - 1797
  • Mother: Angeline V. [--?--] b. 1820
  • Company: C
  • Lafayette Worden was born between 1841 - 1842 at Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, son of Warren B. Worden and Angeline V. [--?--], according to Ford's history. (Illinois, per the Berlin, Massachusetts, Civil War memorial publication in 1870.)
  • Lafayette Worden was enumerated in the household of Warren B. Worden and Angeline V. [--?--] in the 1850 US Federal Census on 22 Oct 1850 at Rockport, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, as:
    Warren Worden, 53, laborer, b. NY (?)
    Angeline, 31, b. NY
    Byron, 12, b. NY
    Charles, 10, b. NY
    Helen, 7, b. NY
    **Lafayette, 5, b. OH
    John, 4, b. OH
    Darwin, 3, b. OH
    William, 1, b. OH.
  • Lafayette Worden was enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 3 Jul 1860 at Berlin, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in the household of:
    Jarvis WHEELER, 55, farmer, b. MA
    Mary B., 53, b. MA
    Henry, 18, farmhand, b. NH
    **Lafayette Worden, 17, b. OH
    Merriam Wheeler, 72, b. MA.
  • In 1861 Lafayette was living at Berlin, Worcester County, Massachusetts, with Mr. Harvey D. Carter, according to one source. However, in the 1860 census, he is with one Jarvis Wheeler. (relationship if any, to either of these people is unknown.)
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Lafayette gave his occupation as farmer.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Lafayette mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Berlin, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 27 Aug 1861 at Rochester, Fulton County, Indiana, Byron W. Worden, his elder brother, enlisted in the 29th Indiana Infantry, later becoming an officer in Co. B 138th USCT, and mustered out 6 Jan 1866.
  • On 15 Nov 1862 Lafayette was promoted to Corporal.
  • On 4 Jul 1863 Lafayette was promoted to Sergeant.
  • On 18 Feb 1864 Lafayette reenlisted and received a bounty of $325.
  • In May 1864 Lafayette was wounded on the knee.
  • On 1 Jun 1864 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Lafayette Worden was mentioned in Volume 93 # 22, Worcester Spy, June 1, 1864
    We found men who were suffering terrible pain, and the boats were so crowded it was almost suffocating. Many have been neglected, as was readily seen by a glance at their wounds, and numbers tell woeful stories regarding the treatment received. Some had to be moved beds and all, as it was dangerous to transfer them to stretchers. We made it our particular aim to attend personally to the movement of some, and much to their gratification.
    The color bearer of the 15th Sergt. Lafayette Warden, Sergt Henry J. Ball, and private Henry R. Dawson of Co. D, 15th, all badly wounded, were attended by us. sergt. Henry Houghton of Co. D, from Worcester, was badly wounded in three places---right thigh broken, and had to be handled very carefully.
    We learn from the latter that Lieut. Hastings and 1st Sergt Barnard, were all right at last accounts, and spoken of in the highest terms. Sergt McFarland of Co. I was unhurt and called a perfect salamander against bullets.
  • He died on 15 Jun 1864 at Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, of wounds.
  • He was buried on 15 Jun 1864 at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia.
  • On 15 Oct 1864 Darwin Worden, his younger brother, enlisted in the 23d and later served in the 118th Indiana Infantry, mustering out on 1 Mar 1864 at Indianapolis.
  • At Berlin, Worcester County, Massachusetts, From the Memorial Dedication:
    Lafayette Warden was born in Illinois. Name of parents unascertained. His home among us was principally with Mr. Harvey D. Carter. Was mustered into service in Co. C, 15th Regt. Mass. Vols. Died of wounds at Washington, D. C., June 15th, 1864, aged 22 years. He attained to the rank of first duty Sergeant.
  • Last Edited: 14 Apr 2016

George B. Works

b. 1839, d. 18 November 1894

George B. Works, r. in photo, with Albert Prince
  • Father: Ezra S. Works b. 3 May 1801, d. 4 Jan 1842
  • Mother: Prudence H. White b. Jan 1803, d. 8 Oct 1852
  • Company: E
  • George B. Works was born in 1839 at Dudley, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Ezra S. Works and Prudence H. White.
  • George B. Works was enumerated in the household of William H. Brown in the 1850 US Federal Census on 10 Sep 1850 at Woodstock, Windham County, Connecticut, probably as:
    William H. Brown, 35, carpenter, b. CT
    Hannah L., 39, b. CT
    Ruth H., 8, b. CT
    **George B. Work, 11, b. CT
    Julius M. Lyon, 21, carpenter, b. MA
    Laura W., 19, b. CT.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, George gave his occupation as shoemaker.

  • On 30 Jul 1861 George mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as a Sergeant, being credited to the quota of Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 22 years old.
  • Bob Ducharme says of the photo posted here, "You can see the stripes on their greatcoats. I have heard of this but have never seen a photo of it before."
  • John Toomey wrote a letter to Dennis Toomey on 18 Oct 1861 from Poolesville, Maryland, mentioning George B. Works, as follows.
  • On 1 Mar 1863 George was promoted to 1st Sergeant.
  • On 11 Apr 1863 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, George B. Works was included in the published list of Oxford volunteers.
  • On 28 Jul 1864 George ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts having completed his term of service.

  • An escape from prison as recounted in History of Oxford, Massachusetts:
    A. B. Yeomans was captured once at White Oak Swamp (Glendale) was imprisoned for 6 weeks then exchanged. He was one of only 75 men left with the regiment when they were captured on June 22 1864. He was sent to Richmond for two days, then was put on a train with the destination of Andersonville. Upon reaching Lynchburg VA the rails had been torn up so they began a march towards Danville VA. Yeomans and another Sgt. from Co E, George B. Works, escaped on July 4 eventually reaching Knoxville Tenn. on Aug 11. Since Knoxville was in Union hands, his adventure was over . By this time his enlistment was up and he was sent home to be mustered out.
  • George B. Works married Sarah van Wormer, daughter of Isaac van Wormer and Louisa J. [--?--].
  • George B. Works and Sarah van Wormer were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 13 Jul 1870 at Elmira, Chemung County, New York, as:
    Works, George, 30, works in boot factory, b. NY
    ---, Sarah, 23, b. MA.
  • In 1879 George and Sarah van Wormer were living at Binghamton, Broome County, New York.
  • On 5 Jul 1879 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, George B. Works was mentioned in the report on the 12th annual reunion of Company E, 15th Massachusetts Infantry.
  • He made application for a veteran's pension in Sep 1879, and received certificate number 195727.
  • He was enumerated in the household of Isaac van Wormer in the 1880 US Federal Census on on 4 Jun 1880 at at Binghamton, Broome County, New York, as:
    Van Wormer, Isaac, 59, widower, teamster, b. NY
    Works, Sarah, 32, dau, married, b. NY
    Van Wormer, Nettie, 22, dau, single b. NY
    **Works, George, 37, son-in-law, shoe finisher, b. MA (as were his parents.)
  • George B. Works was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Binghamton, Broome County, New York, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company E.
  • He and Sarah van Wormer were divorced apparently.
  • George B. Works was described as 5' 8", with light complexion, blue eyes and dark hair.
  • On 21 Oct 1890, at Togus, Kennebec County, Maine, George was admitted to the Soldiers' Home with intermittent fever.
  • About in 1891 George's former wife, Sarah van Wormer remarried Charles H. Rury.
  • On 14 Oct 1891, at National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, Togus, Kennebec County, Maine, George was discharged at his own request.
  • George was living at Chelsea, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, probably in the Soldiers' Home.
  • He died on 18 Nov 1894 at Worcester Insane Hospital, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of organic dementia and exhaustion. He was 55 years old.
  • He was buried in Nov 1894 at Hope Cemetery, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Sec. 44/45.
  • Last Edited: 19 Apr 2016

Family: Sarah van Wormer b. 1848, d. 1915

Albert R. Wright

b. 1841, d. 18 July 1868
  • Father: Israel Wright b. 22 Nov 1807, d. 28 Dec 1883
  • Mother: Mary Ann Pilgrim b. 7 Dec 1810, d. 18 Nov 1876
  • Company: F
  • Albert R. Wright was born in 1841 at Northampton, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, son of Israel Wright and Mary Ann Pilgrim.
  • Albert R. Wright was enumerated in the household of Israel Wright and Mary Ann Pilgrim in the 1850 US Federal Census on 10 Aug 1850 at Northampton, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, as:
    Israel Wright, 42, harness maker, b. MA (as were all in the family)
    Mary A., 40
    Julia, 20
    Franklin, 17, laborer
    Israel, 14
    **Albert, 9
    Martha, 7
    George, 2.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1862, Albert gave his occupation as yeoman.

  • On 30 Jan 1862 Albert mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Amherst, Hampshire County, Massachusetts. He was 21 years old.
  • On 21 Mar 1863 Albert ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to disability.

  • On 25 Jan 1868, at Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, Albert was admitted to the Soldiers' Home hospital.
  • He died on 18 Jul 1868 at Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, unmarried, as a soldier, of consumption, and it was registered in Holyoke, MA. He was 27 years old.
  • He was buried in Jul 1868 at Soldiers' Home Burial Plot, Mount Moriah Cemetery, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, Section 133, Lot 115, Grave 17.
  • On 31 Jan 1880 Israel Wright received a pension to surviving family member based on Albert's service; his father, made application number 276173, but no certificate number is recorded in the pension file index.
  • Albert's father, Israel Wright, died and was buried in Dec 1883 at Bridge Street Cemetery, Northampton, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, at age 76 years.
  • Last Edited: 14 Apr 2016

Archibald Dempster Wright

b. January 1844, d. 23 September 1912
  • Father: John T. Wright b. 10 Jun 1812, d. 24 Apr 1885
  • Mother: Anne Dempster
  • Company: C
  • Archibald Dempster Wright was born in Jan 1844 at Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland, son of John T. Wright and Anne Dempster.
  • His mother, Anne Dempster, died.
  • On 1 Dec 1852 Archibald Dempster Wright and James D. Wright were included on a passenger list of the S. S. Peruvian, arriving Boston Harbor, Massachusetts, from Glasgow, Scotland, with their other siblings, as:

    Jean Wright, (m), 17, fm Scotland
    Will, 15
    James, 12
    **Archib., 8
    Janet, 6
    Agnes, 4.
  • On 8 Jul 1855 Archibald's widowed father, John T. Wright, remarried to Mary E. Sharp at Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Archibald Dempster Wright was enumerated in the household of John T. Wright and Mary E. Sharp in the 1860 US Federal Census on 27 Jul 1860 at Harvard P. O., Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    John Wright, 48, section hand, b. Scotland
    Mary, 34, b. Nova Scotia
    Jane, 25, weaver, b. Scotland
    James, 18, spooler, b. Scotland
    **Archibald, 17, apprentice, b. Scotland machinist
    Jenet, 13, b. Scotland
    Agnes, 12, b. Scotland
    Mary, 2, b. MA
    Abbie, 8/12, b. MA.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Archibald gave his occupation as machinist.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Archibald mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as a Sergeant. He was 17 years and 6 months old.
  • On 21 Oct 1861 Archibald was wounded at The Battle of Ball's Bluff, Leesburg, Virginia, on the ankle and abdomen.
  • On 30 Oct 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Archibald Dempster Wright was included, with 304 other men, among "The Killed Wounded and Missing of the Fifteenth Regiment," after Ball's Bluff.
  • On 4 Jul 1863 Archibald was wounded at The Battle of Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania, on the arm.
  • On 22 Jul 1863 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Archibald Dempster Wright was reported as wounded at Gettysburg.
  • On 6 May 1864 Archibald was taken prisoner.
  • On 25 May 1865 Archibald ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts having fulfilled his term of service.

  • Archibald Dempster Wright married Mary Eleanor Emery, daughter of David Emery and Mathilda Russell.
  • Archibald Dempster Wright made application for a veteran's pension on 19 Feb 1879, and received certificate number 496449.
  • He and Mary Eleanor Emery were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 14 Jun 1880 at Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Wright, Archibald D., 36, machinist cotton mill, b. Scotland (as were his parents)
    ---, Mary E., 31, wife, b. NY (of Scottish parents)
    ---, Laura E., 5, daur, b. MA
    ---, Lulu M., 4, daur, b. MA.
  • Archibald Dempster Wright and Mary Eleanor Emery were divorced apparently.
  • On 27 May 1885 Archibald Dempster Wright, 41, married Catherine H. Kraus, 38, daughter of George Kraus and Catherine [--?--], at Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a second marriage for both.
  • Archibald Dempster Wright was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company C, noting that he was wounded on the arm and that he spent nine months and three weeks in Andersonville.
  • On 18 Jan 1894 his daughter, Laura Ellena Wright, died at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, at age 19 unmarried, of pernicious anemia and heart failure.
  • In 1896, Archibald was included in "The History of Clinton, Massachusetts."
  • On 16 Oct 1898 Archibald and Mary's daughter, Lulu Matilda Wright married Handel O. Blake at Boston Harbor, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Archibald Dempster Wright and Catherine H. Kraus were enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census in Jun 1900 at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, as:
    Wright, Archibald D., head, b. jan 1844, 56, married 15 years, b. Scotland, immig 1847, machinist
    ---, Kate H., wife, b. Aug 1846, no children, b. Germany, immig 1872.
  • Archibald Dempster Wright was was one of many soldiers who resided at one time or another at Soldiers' Home, Crest Avenue, Chelsea, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.
  • He was enumerated in the 1910 US Federal Census on 29 Apr 1910 at National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, Chelsea, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, as an inmate.
  • He died on 23 Sep 1912 at Deer Island Hospital, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, of oedema of the brain due to overuse of alcohol. He was 68 years and 8 months old.
  • He was buried in Sep 1912 at Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, probably in Woodlawn. (needs confirmation Dec 2012.)
  • On 5 Oct 1912 Catherine H. Kraus received a pension to surviving family member in Massachusetts based on Archibald's service; his wife, received certificate number 752101.
  • Archibald's daughter, Lulu Matilda Wright, died and was buried in Mar 1958 at Terrace Hill Cemetery, Walpole, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, at age 82 years and 2 months.
  • Last Edited: 15 Dec 2012

Family 1: Mary Eleanor Emery b. 23 Apr 1849, d. 22 Oct 1912

  • Laura Ellena Wright b. 21 Aug 1874, d. 18 Jan 1894
  • Lulu Matilda Wright b. 31 Dec 1875, d. 5 Mar 1958

Family 2: Catherine H. Kraus b. Aug 1846

John J. Wright

b. between 1839 and 1840
  • Company: K
  • John J. Wright was born between 1839 - 1840 at Ireland.
  • In 1863 John was living at an unknown place according to Ford's history.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, John gave his occupation as laborer.

  • On 16 Jul 1863 John mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.
  • He was declared missing in action on 2 Dec 1863 on the retreat from Mine Run, VA.
  • On 2 Dec 1863 John ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts dropped from the roster as "missing in action," according to Ford's history. The 1870 roster says "by desertion."

  • On 22 Mar 1864 John was transferred from Richmond, Virginia to Americus, Georgia, with no further record.
  • Last Edited: 19 Sep 2012

Leonard L. Wright

b. 1842, d. 5 August 1898
  • Father: Charles Wright b. 1802
  • Mother: Mary Ann Gibson b. 29 May 1800, d. 29 Jul 1858
  • Company: E
  • Leonard L. Wright was born about in 1842 at Littleton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, son of Charles Wright and Mary Ann Gibson.
  • Leonard L. Wright was enumerated in the household of Charles Wright and Mary Ann Gibson in the 1850 US Federal Census on 30 Jul 1850 at Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Charles Wright, 47, b. MA (as were all in the family)
    Mary Ann, 49
    Mary P., 14
    Lucy Ann, 12
    Estalla A. Harris, 3/12
    Charles H. Wright, 10
    **Leonard L., 7.
  • On 29 Jul 1858 his mother, Mary Ann Gibson, died at Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of consumption at age 58.
  • Leonard L. Wright was enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 8 Aug 1860 at Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    James Dike, 58, gun smith, b. MA (as were all in the household)
    Calista, 50
    Calista A., 30
    Lydia D., 25
    Mary E., 21
    James A., 15
    Charles Wright, 20, stage driver
    **Leonard, 17.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Leonard gave his occupation as chair maker.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Leonard mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 19 years old.
  • On 16 Mar 1862 Leonard ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts for reasons not given in the 1870 roster.

  • In Jul 1862 Leonard L. Wright was armorer.
  • Starting 30 Jul 1862, Leonard also served in the 34th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Co. F.
  • He ended his service with due to disability on 8 May 1863.
  • He made application for a veteran's pension on 23 Jun 1864, and received certificate number 863558.
  • On 10 May 1868 Leonard L. Wright married Sarah J. Thompson, daughter of Nahum W. Thompson and Sally [--?--], at Warren, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Leonard L. Wright and Sarah J. Thompson were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 28 Jun 1870 at Warren, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Wright, Leonard L., 26, in tool factory, b. MA
    ---, Sarah J., 24, b. RI
    ---, Leon E., 8/12.
  • On 12 Aug 1870 his toddler son, Leon Elmer Wright, died at Warren, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 26 Jan 1872 Sarah J. Thompson, his wife, died at Warren, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of consumption.
  • In 1879 Leonard was living at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.
  • On 5 Jul 1879 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Leonard L. Wright was mentioned in the report on the 12th annual reunion of Company E, 15th Massachusetts Infantry.
  • He was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company E.
  • In 1898 Leonard L. Wright was a barber.
  • He died on 5 Aug 1898 at Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of pulmonary tuberculosis. He was 56 years old.
  • He was buried in Aug 1898 at Millbury Central Cemetery, Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Last Edited: 14 Apr 2016

Family: Sarah J. Thompson b. between 1846 - 1847, d. 26 Jan 1872

  • Leon Elmer Wright b. 30 Sep 1869, d. 12 Aug 1870

Horace Hamilton Wyman

b. 15 September 1840, d. 18 April 1904
  • Father: Harvey Wyman b. 5 Oct 1810, d. 11 Jul 1879
  • Mother: Phebe H. Johnson b. 26 Apr 1812, d. 5 Dec 1854
  • Company: B
  • Horace Hamilton Wyman was born on 15 Sep 1840 at Winchendon, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Harvey Wyman and Phebe H. Johnson.
  • On 5 Dec 1854 his mother, Phebe H. Johnson, died at Winchendon, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 42.
  • On 17 Jul 1855 Horace's widowed father, Harvey Wyman, remarried to Mariah C. Hayes at Winchendon, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Horace gave his occupation as machinist.
  • In 1861 Horace was living at Winchendon, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Horace mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Winchendon, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 20 years, 9 months and 27 days old.
  • On 10 Feb 1862 Horace ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to disability.

  • On 31 Dec 1862 Horace Hamilton Wyman, 22, married Alice Louise Cummings, 21, daughter of Joseph Bogle Cummings and Mercy L. Covell, at Templeton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • On 21 Apr 1863 his father-in-law, Joseph Bogle Cummings, died at New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, at age 45 of disease, serving with Co. G. 53rd Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.
  • Horace Hamilton Wyman made application for a veteran's pension about 1865, and received certificate number 9790.
  • He and Alice Louise Cummings were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census in Jun 1880 at Winchendon, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Horace H. Wyman, 40, machinist, b. MA (as were all)
    Alice, 38, wife
    Hamilton L., 8, son
    Wm. T. Cummings, 18, brother-in-law, clerk in drug store.
  • In Jun 1886 Horace was living at Winchendon, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • He was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Gardner, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company B.
  • On 28 Dec 1896 Horace and Alice's son, Hamilton Lee Wyman married Ethel L. Williams at Gardner, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • In May 1898 Horace was living at Gardner, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 11 May 1898 at "The Fitchburg Sentinel", Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Horace Hamilton Wyman was mentioned in an article as an original member of the Fitchburg Fusiliers.
  • On 19 Jun 1900 Horace was living at Gardner, Worcester County, Massachusetts, living a few doors from his son.
  • On 29 Jun 1901 Horace Hamilton Wyman wrote a letter to be read at the 40th reunion of Company B.
  • On 29 Jun 1903 at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Horace Hamilton Wyman attended the 35th annual reunion of Company B, 15th Mass.
  • He died on 18 Apr 1904 at Westmoreland Hotel, Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of natural causes, found dead in bed. He was 63 years, 7 months and 3 days old.
  • He was buried in Apr 1904 at Riverside Cemetery, Winchendon, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • In 1904 Alice Louise Cummings received a pension to surviving family member in Massachusetts based on Horace's service; his wife, received certificate number 575647.
  • On 28 Jun 1905 Horace Hamilton Wyman was noted as deceased at the reunion of Company B.
  • Alice, his wife, outlived Horace and died on 4 Feb 1925 at age 83.
  • Last Edited: 19 Apr 2016

Family: Alice Louise Cummings b. 13 Jun 1841, d. 4 Feb 1925

  • Hamilton Lee Wyman b. 15 Aug 1872

Richard Yeaton

b. 24 February 1834, d. 22 November 1920
  • Father: Richard Yeaton b. 15 Jan 1813, d. 15 Apr 1886
  • Mother: Hannah W. Burk b. 1813, d. 17 Aug 1885
  • Company: F
  • Richard Yeaton was born on 24 Feb 1834 at Alfred, York County, Maine, son of Richard Yeaton and Hannah W. Burk.
  • Richard Yeaton was enumerated in the household of Richard Yeaton and Hannah W. Burk in the 1850 US Federal Census on 24 Jul 1850 at Alfred, York County, Maine, as:
    Richard Yeaton, J, 37, shoemaker, b. ME (as were all in the family)
    Hannah, 37
    Richard, 16, manufacturer
    Sarah A., 16
    John, 12
    Joseph, 10
    Harriet P., 8
    Olivia, 3
    Lewis, 1.
  • On 13 Aug 1856 Richard Yeaton, 22, married Mary Frances Howland, 24, daughter of Nathan Howland and Prudence Page, at Lowell, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Richard gave his occupation as tool maker.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Richard mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 27 years, 4 months and 18 days old.
  • On 31 Jan 1862 Richard ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to disability.

  • Mr. Yeaton came to Royalton from Brookfield, Mass., as one of the firm, Howland & Yeaton, manufacturers of shoemakers' tools. He purchased the small place on Broad Brook ..... He sold out his interest in the firm a few years ago. (History of Royalton, VT.)
  • He and Mary Frances Howland were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 17 Jun 1880 at Royalton, Windsor County, Vermont, as:
    Yeaton, Richard, 46, farmer, b. ME
    ---, Mary, 48, wife, b. VT
    ---, Victor, 18, son, b. VT
    ---, Eva, 14, dau, b. VT.
  • Richard Yeaton made application for a veteran's pension on 30 Jun 1880, and received certificate number 411622.
  • In 1883 Richard and Mary's son, Victor Richard Yeaton married Flora E. Premo.
  • On 28 Jun 1887 his grandson, Charles O. Yeaton, son of Victor Richard Yeaton and Flora E. Premo, was born at Johnston, Providence County, Rhode Island.
  • Richard Yeaton was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Royalton, Windsor County, Vermont, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.
  • He and Mary Frances Howland were enumerated in the 1910 US Federal Census on 26 Apr 1910 at Royalton, Windsor County, Vermont, where their daughter Eva lives with them. Of their four children, she is their only one still living.
  • On 26 Oct 1915 Mary Frances Howland, his wife, died at Royalton, Windsor County, Vermont, at age 84.
  • Richard Yeaton died on 22 Nov 1920 at Royalton, Windsor County, Vermont. He was 86 years, 8 months and 29 days old.
  • He was buried in Nov 1920 at Broad Brook Cemetery, Sharon, Windsor County, Vermont.
  • On 19 Feb 1945 his daughter, Eva F. Yeaton, died at Eastern Star Home, Randolph, Orange County, Vermont, at age 79 unmarried.
  • Last Edited: 19 Apr 2016

Family: Mary Frances Howland b. 11 Oct 1831, d. 26 Oct 1915

  • Charles Howland Yeaton b. 31 Dec 1857, d. 14 Aug 1864
  • Victor Richard Yeaton b. 26 Aug 1861, d. 26 Mar 1895
  • Male Yeaton b. 20 May 1863, d. 21 May 1863
  • Eva F. Yeaton b. 13 Dec 1865, d. 19 Feb 1945

Andrew Burrell Yeomans

b. 11 October 1835, d. 29 December 1893

Andrew B. Yeomans
  • Father: Charles Yeomans b. 6 Jan 1790, d. 6 Jun 1870
  • Mother: Sarah Frazier b. 4 Aug 1796, d. 4 Oct 1872
  • Company: E
  • Andrew Burrell Yeomans was born on 11 Oct 1835 at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Charles Yeomans and Sarah Frazier.
  • On 6 Apr 1859 Andrew's sister, Sarah Ann Yeomans, married Benjamin F. Barnes Jr. at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Andrew gave his occupation as painter.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Andrew mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 25 years, 9 months and 1 day old.
  • He was declared missing in action on 30 Jun 1862 at Nelson's Farm, Virginia.
  • Thomas Blasland wrote a letter on 6 Jul 1862, mentioning Andrew Burrell Yeomans, as follows: for publication in the Southbridge Journal.
  • On 11 Apr 1863 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Andrew Burrell Yeomans was included in the published list of Oxford volunteers.
  • On 1 Aug 1863 Andrew was promoted to Corporal.
  • On 22 Jun 1864 Andrew was taken prisoner at Petersburg, Prince George County, Virginia.
  • An escape from prison as recounted in History of Oxford, Massachusetts:
    A. B. Yeomans was captured once at White Oak Swamp (Glendale) was imprisoned for 6 weeks then exchanged. He was one of only 75 men left with the regiment when they were captured on June 22 1864. He was sent to Richmond for two days, then was put on a train with the destination of Andersonville. Upon reaching Lynchburg VA the rails had been torn up so they began a march towards Danville VA. Yeomans and another Sgt. from Co E, George B. Works, escaped on July 4 eventually reaching Knoxville Tenn. on Aug 11. Since Knoxville was in Union hands, his adventure was over . By this time his enlistment was up and he was sent home to be mustered out.
  • On 24 Aug 1864 Andrew ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts having completed his term of service.

  • On 24 Aug 1864 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Andrew Burrell Yeomans was reported among the prisoners, for a total of four commissioned officers and seventy-seven enlisted men.
  • On 27 Aug 1864, at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Andrew was mentioned as follows, (Volume VI # 25): Oxford.
    Sergt A. B. Yeomans of the 15th Massachusetts regiment, who was taken prisoner before Petersburg June 22, with others of his regiment, arrived at his home in Oxford last Saturday evening. The prisoners were on their way from Richmond to Georgia when, on July 1st, just after passing Lynchburg, Yeomans with one or two others left the train and escaped. They traveled forty days before coming to our lines. They found our pickets at Strawberry plains, near Knoxville, Tenn., and were forwarded from there. They had numerous hair-breath escapes, and suffered much from protracted exposure and hunger.---Spy.
  • On 10 Oct 1864 Andrew Burrell Yeomans, 28, married Harriet Mariah Hall, 31, daughter of John C. Hall and Harriet Smith, at Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • On 28 Jun 1870 at Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Andrew B. Yeomans attended the 10th Annual reunion of Company E, 15th Massachusetts Regiment.
  • He and Harriet Mariah Hall were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 29 Jul 1870 at Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Andrew B Yeomans, 34, saloon keeper, $3000 real estate, $500 personal estate, b. MA (as were all)
    Harriett M., 34
    Charles A. Barnes, 8 (his nephew)
    Carrie Y. Robbins, 9
    Sarah A. Yeomans, 74, (his mother), b. CT.
  • On 6 Jul 1872 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Reunions Sammel-Events was mentioned as having attended the fifth reunion of company E:
    The fifth annaual reunion of Co. E. 15th regiment Mass. vols. was held in Oxford Friday, the 28th of June. Twenty of the old members were present. Incidents of the war veterans were recalled affording much pleasure. An excellent diner was furnished by A. B. yeomans. A pleasant hour was passed in a call on Hon. Alexander DeWitt the following officers were elected for the year ensueing; president, B. B. Vassal; Vice Prsedents, Marquis E. Steere, Simeon H. Waters; Secretary and Treasurer, L. E. Thayer; Directors, A. B. Yeomans, Henry J. Ball, Wm. Y. Woodbury. Adjourned to meet in Oxford June 28, 1873. There have died from the company’s number during the year: Lieut J.M. Norcross, in Sutton March 20th 1872; Chas. H. Beatty, in Worcester March 6th, 1873; Cyrus J. Dodd, in Boston, March 3d, 1871.
  • On 27 Jun 1873 at Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Reunions Sammel-Events attended a meeting of the Co. E association:
    The sixth annual meeting of Co. E Association, 15th regiment Massachusetts Volunteers, DeWitt guards, was held in Oxford, Saturday, it being the anniversary of the departure of the company from the town to go into camp. The officers chosen for the ensuing year as as follows:
    President, B. B. Vassall; Vice Presidents, M. E. Steere and S. H. Walters; Secretary and Treasurer, L. E. Thayer; Directors, A. B. Yeomans, Henry J. Ball and Wm. Y. Woodbury. The meeting, after the election of officers, adjourned to meet in Oxford, June 27, 1874.
  • On 28 Jun 1879 at Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Andrew Burrell Yeomans attended the 12th annual reunion of Company E, 15th Massachusetts Infantry.
  • On 4 Sep 1879 at Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Andrew gave a deposition to the special agent of the pension office concerning the case of Johanna Toomey, mother of John.
  • On 5 Jul 1889 at Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Andrew Burrell Yeomans attended a reunion of Company E; from The Webster Times, July 5, 1889 (Volume XXXI # 19),
    Reviving War Memories
    Twenty-eight years ago last Friday Company E, 15th regiment, left Oxford for the front, and , as is their usual custom, the surviving members of the company met at Oxford last Friday in reunion. The comrades met at the hall of Post No. 27 G. A. R. where these officers were selected:
    President--- Capt. B. B. Vassal
    Vice-President---Capt. Charles H. Watson
    Secretary and Treasurer---L. E. Thayer
    Directors, A. B. Yeomans, W. Y. Woodbury and Anthony Murphy.
    Comrades were present from Rhode Island and Maine and from various parts of Massachusetts, twenty-five in all being present. The roll was called and many letters from absent comrades were received.
    During the proceedings Rev. Albert Tyler created a sensation. He rose and said he had received a spiritual communication from Lieut. Nelson Bartholomew, who died in Philadelphia, in November 1861, on his way home. The message said that the spirit of Bartholomew was with them during the meeting, which was most enjoyable to him, and that he had the same love he had for his comrades as he had in 1861.
    The comrades adjourned to Memorial Hall for dinner, after which, Capt Vassal called the assemblage to order and gave an address of welcome. Capt. C. H. Watson, the first commander of the company, Comrades P. F. Murray, W. Y. Woodbury, A. B. Yeomans, L. E. Thayer, Rev. Albert Tyler, Rev. Ithiel Johnson and others were called on and spoke of personal experiences and memories which were brought up by the stories of others.
  • He was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company E.
  • On 28 Jun 1890 at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Andrew Burrell Yeomans attended the 23rd annual reunion of Company E, 15th Massachusetts Infantry.
  • He made application for a veteran's pension on 19 Jul 1890, and received certificate number 750652.
  • On 22 Feb 1892 at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Andrew Burrell Yeomans attended the Grand Army Ball.
  • On 8 Jul 1892 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Andrew Burrell Yeomans was reported among those attending a reunion of Company E.
  • On 7 Jul 1893 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Andrew Burrell Yeomans was reported as attending the 26th annuel meeting of the Company E association. From The Webster Times, July 7, 1893(Volume XXXVI # 19)
    Company E. Association, 15th Regiment, M. V. M., held its 26th annual meeting in Memorial Hall last week. Roll Call at 11a. m., business meeting, 11:30; dinner at 1 p. m. prepared by Comrade Yeomans and wife. The survivors were called to order by President W. F. Miller. The roll call showed that the only death reported during the year was that of Patrick Feigan, who died in Boston, April 7, 1893, and was buried in St. Roch cemetery of Oxford.
    The following officers were elected for the coming year; President, W. F. Miller of Worcester; Vice President, P. F. Murray of Worcester; Secretary and Treasurer L. E. Thayer of Oxford; Directors, A. B. Yeomans of Oxford, John Humphrey of Oxford, and Oscar L. Guild of Lynn.
    Among the speakers were Rev. Albert Tyler who invoked the blessing; Capt. Murray of Worcester; Capt. B. B. Vassal of Worcester; Secretary L. E. Thayer of Oxford; Caleb F. Dudley; John Humphrey who left an arm at Antietam; Edward Lovely of Spencer; A. B. Hudson of Grafton; and Robert Lusty of Palmer who left a leg at Gettysburg.
  • From Bob Ducharme --
    About 1878 Yeomans was painting a house in North Oxford when a staging broke and he fell and broke his leg. It bothered him for several years, then in 1890 he applied for and was granted a pension of $8.00. Shortly after moving to Worcester, he contracted Pneumonia and died on Dec 29, 1893. Like so many of the other men from Oxford, he buried in the North Cemetery on Main Street in Oxford.
  • He died on 29 Dec 1893 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of pneumonia. He was 58 years, 2 months and 18 days old.
  • An obituary for Andrew Burrell Yeomans was published on 30 Dec 1893 at "The Worcester Daily Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as follows:
    Death of Sergt. A. B. Yeomans. - A Brave Soldier Joins the Silent Army.
    Sergt. Andrew Burrill Yeomans, a member of Company E, 15th regiment Massachusetts volunteers, of whom one of the captains of the regiment said, "No soldier in the old 15th ever performed his duty better," died at his residence, 50 Salem street, yesterday, of penumania.
    He was the son of Charles and Martha Yeomans and was born in Webster Oct. 11, 1835. He was one of the first to enlist in Company E of the 15th and went to the front with that regiment in August, 1861. He was in all of the engagements in which that historic regiment was engaged, including Ball's Bluff, Yorktown, Fair Oaks, Seven Days, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Gettysburg and the score of bloody battles of Grant's campaign from the Wilderness to Petersburg. Furtunate in escaping, he was, however, taken prisoner, with most of his regiment, on the 22d of June, 1864, on the first movement of General Grant to extend his lines to the left around Petersburg. While being conveyed south he succeeded in escaping through the line of rebel guards on the road from Lynchburg to Danville, and made his way over the mountains of Virginia and Tennessee, until at the end of 40 days he reached the Union lines, near Knoxville. After his discharge he returned to his native town, where he has since resided until last October, when he removed to Worcester.
    Sergt. Yeomans was a soldier of uncommon courage and intelligence. Under circumstances which sometimes made the stoutest-hearted waver he could always be depended upon, and with cool courage went even further than duty called.
    He was one of the original members of Charles Devens Post 27, G. A. R., of Oxford, and was its second commander. The funeral service will be conducted by Post 27 at Oxford tomorrow afternoon.
    In 1864 Sergeant Yeomans married Harriet M., daughter of John C. Hall of this city, and she, with one daughter, survives him.
  • He was buried on 31 Dec 1893 at North Cemetery, Main Street, Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • An obituary for Andrew Burrell Yeomans was published on 5 Jan 1894 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as follows:
    OXFORD -- Andrew Burrill Yeoman died at his home in Worcester, to which city he had recently removed, on Friday morning last, of pneumonia. He had been sick only from Sunday evening. He was born in Webster, Oct. 11, 1835, came to Oxford at an early date with his father, and his home has always been here until his removal to the city two or three months ago. He was 58 years, 2 months and 18 days old.
    He was one of the first to enlist in Co. E. 15th Regiment, Massachusetts Vols. and went to the front with the regiment in 1861. For valuable services rendered he was accorded a pass to Washington and recommended for a furlough home. Sergeant Yeoman’s pass was read by the conductors, “Surgeon” Yeomans, and was shown the courtesies due that rank on the way. Sergt. Yeomans was a soldier of uncommon courage and intelligence. In circumstances which sometimes made the stoutest hearted waver, he could always be depended upon, and with cool courage went even further than duty called.
    The funeral service took place here on Sunday, at Memorial Hall, which was filled with a large gathering of our citizens and friends. The arrangements were in charge of Gen. Devens Post, of which he was a member, O. B. Chaffee, commander. The remains were in a black cloth covered casket, upon which were the stars and stripes, in the rear the national colors, and at the head and foot the stacked guns. The services began with singing by a male quartette of the Methodist Church, Messrs. Rich, Foster, Fortin and Barnes. Rev. Mr. Gregson read the scriptural selections of the Episcopal service; Rev. Mr. Tyler gave the address in which he spoke of the mystery of death, revealed to faith in the gospel, giving assurance to hope of the life immortal, the conditions of which as represented in the scripture selections were as the typical stars glorious, as the typical grain a reproduced personality, in a realm free from sin and death.
    He spoke of the army life of the departed, the general esteem in the service and the testimony of officers of high rank to his efficiency in the field. He spoke of him as one who enjoyed the general regard of his surviving comrades of the war; as one well read in standard and modern literature; a well informed man in past and passing history; closing with hopeful words to the stricken family and the sorrowing Comrades.
    Prayer was then offered by Rev Mr Tunnicliffe, and the benediction given by Mr. Gregson. Then the large audience passed the bier of the sleeping soldier, and then the comrades bore him away to his burial in the family lot near the entrance to the North cemetery. Here the burial service of the Grand Army was given by Commander Chaffee and Post Chaplain Bixby. A male quartette of the Grand Army, Messrs. E. D. Clemans of Webster, and Messrs. Gregson, Chaffee and Mann of Oxford sang “There is rest neath the shade of the trees.” The parting salute followed, the trumpet sounded taps and Sergeant Yeomans is at rest.
    The bearers were Comrades L. E. Thayer, E. Humes, D. Johnson and J. E. Nichols. There was a large turn out of the post here and of Comrades from Webster and Charlton, the Sons of Veterans and the Relief Corps.
  • In Jan 1894 Harriet Mariah Hall received a pension to surviving family member in Massachusetts based on Andrew's service; and received certificate number 393069.
  • He's surviving family was enumerated in the household of Harriet Mariah Hall and Gertrude Yeomans in the 1900 US Federal Census in Jun 1900 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Harriet M. Yeomans, 64, b. July 1835, widow, one of two children living, b. MA
    Gertrude, 28, daur, b. Jan 1872, single, b. MA
    John Petnf, 32, boarder, b. Feb 1868, b. Austria
    Victor Hammarstrond, 33, boarder, b. May 1867, b. Sweden.
  • Harriet, his wife, outlived Andrew and died on 15 Aug 1905 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 72.
  • Andrew B. Yeomans is known to have kept a diary which was used extensively in Ford's history of the 15th Mass.
  • Last Edited: 24 Aug 2016

Family: Harriet Mariah Hall b. 18 Jul 1833, d. 15 Aug 1905

  • Altha May Yeomans b. 1 May 1865, d. 6 Sep 1865
  • Gertrude Yeomans b. 25 Jan 1871

Aaron Prince Young

b. 2 December 1842, d. 29 May 1871
  • Father: James Ripley Young b. 28 Mar 1809, d. 28 Sep 1891
  • Mother: Fanny Tucker Prince b. 14 Mar 1815, d. 10 Sep 1902
  • Company: D
  • Aaron Prince Young was born on 2 Dec 1842 at Southbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of James Ripley Young and Fanny Tucker Prince, grandson of of Aaron and Sophia (Faulkner) Prince.
  • Aaron Prince Young was enumerated in the household of Fanny Tucker Prince in the 1850 US Federal Census on 13 Sep 1850 at Southbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Fanny T. Young, 35, no occupation given, b. MA (as were all in family)
    **Frank R., 9
    **Aaron P., 7
    Lineus C., 5.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Aaron gave his occupation as student.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Aaron mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 18 years, 7 months and 10 days old.
  • Aaron Prince Young and Frank Ripley Young, brothers, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.
  • James Ripley Young ,the father of Frank and Aaron of the 15th Mass., appears in the 1870 roster and in Ford's history, but he does NOT appear in the MASSCW. It appears that he was considered too old.
  • On 9 Dec 1862 Aaron ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts at Alexandria, Alexandria (city), Virginia, due to disability.

  • In Aug 1864 Aaron Prince Young was barkeeper.
  • Starting 19 Aug 1864, Aaron also served in the enlisted in the 4th Massachusetts Heavy Artillery.
  • He ended his service by discharge on 17 Jun 1865.
  • In 1871 Aaron Prince Young was an armorer.
  • On 28 Mar 1871 Aaron Prince Young, 28, married Ella S. Everett, 18, daughter of Walter L. Everett and Mary H. [--?--], at Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts.
  • Aaron Prince Young died on 29 May 1871 at Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, of delerium tremens. He was 28 years, 5 months and 27 days old.
  • He was buried in May 1871 at Oak Ridge Cemetery, Southbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Plot: Old Section.
  • James, his father, outlived Aaron and died on 28 Sep 1891 at Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, of a fractured vertebra at age 82.
  • Ella, his wife, outlived Aaron and died on 12 Oct 1905 at Mansfield, Bristol County, Massachusetts, of bronchitis at age 52.
  • On 4 Jul 1907 Aaron Prince Young was included on the Civil War memorial at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, according to an article in the Webster Times. See the "Documents" section at the main website for an account of the festivities of dedication.
  • Last Edited: 31 Aug 2013

Family: Ella S. Everett b. 8 Nov 1852, d. 12 Oct 1905

Frank Ripley Young

b. 14 April 1841, d. 19 December 1908
  • Father: James Ripley Young b. 28 Mar 1809, d. 28 Sep 1891
  • Mother: Fanny Tucker Prince b. 14 Mar 1815, d. 10 Sep 1902
  • Company: I
  • Frank Ripley Young was born on 14 Apr 1841 at Southbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of James Ripley Young and Fanny Tucker Prince, grandson of of Aaron and Sophia (Faulkner) Prince.
  • Frank Ripley Young was enumerated in the household of Fanny Tucker Prince in the 1850 US Federal Census on 13 Sep 1850 at Southbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Fanny T. Young, 35, no occupation given, b. MA (as were all in family)
    **Frank R., 9
    **Aaron P., 7
    Lineus C., 5.
  • In 1861 Frank was living at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Frank gave his occupation as bookkeeper per MASSCW. No occupation at enlistment is given for this man in Ford's history.

  • On 20 Apr 1861 Frank mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 20 years and 6 days old.
  • Frank Ripley Young and Aaron Prince Young, brothers, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.
  • James Ripley Young ,the father of Frank and Aaron of the 15th Mass., appears in the 1870 roster and in Ford's history, but he does NOT appear in the MASSCW. It appears that he was considered too old.
  • On 9 Nov 1861 Frank Ripley Young was mentioned, along with 95 other men of the 15th Massachusetts, in a report of 9 Nov 1861 to the Webster Times, by F. Q. Robinson, concerning the aftermath of Ball's Bluff and reporting his status.
  • On 5 Dec 1862 Frank ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, discharge due to disability.

  • On 29 May 1871 his brother, Aaron Prince Young, died at Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, at age 28 of delerium tremens.
  • On 24 Sep 1872 Frank Ripley Young, 31, married Isabell A. Stowe, 23, daughter of William Stowe and Hannah Eddy Miller, at Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Frank Ripley Young and Isabell A. Stowe were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census in Jun 1880 at Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, as boarders in the home of one Ellen Stone:
    Young, Frank A., 39, Sec-Fire Insurance Co., b. MA (as were all in the family)
    ---, Isabell A., 31
    ---, Isabell, 6.
  • Frank Ripley Young 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 I, noting that he has a problem with his knees.
  • On 28 Sep 1891 his father, James Ripley Young, died at Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, of a fractured vertebra at age 82.
  • Frank Ripley Young and Isabell A. Stowe were enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 1 Jun 1900 at Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, where their daughters live with them, the only two of their four children who are still living.
  • Frank Ripley Young made application at Massachusetts for a veteran's pension in 1907, and received certificate number 1133720.
  • On 5 Feb 1907 Isabell A. Stowe, his wife, died at Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, at age 58.
  • On 4 Jul 1907 Frank Ripley Young was included on the Civil War memorial at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, according to an article in the Webster Times. See the "Documents" section at the main website for an account of the festivities of dedication.
  • He died on 19 Dec 1908 at The Elks Club House, Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, of angina pectoris, with instant death. He was 67 years, 8 months and 5 days old.
  • He was buried on 21 Dec 1908 at Springfield Cemetery, Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, Plot: Walnut Avenue North Side Lot # 2330, with his wife.
  • On 15 Jun 1909 Frank's daughter, Isabell Ripley Young married Azel A. Packard at Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for her and the second for him.
  • On 6 Oct 1909 Frank's daughter, Margaret Stowe Young married John Scott Fowler at Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Last Edited: 14 Apr 2016

Family: Isabell A. Stowe b. 8 Jan 1849, d. 5 Feb 1907

  • Isabell Ripley Young b. Sep 1873
  • Margaret Stowe Young b. Jul 1886

Frederick F. Young

b. 1843, d. 7 November 1862
  • Father: Sterry Young b. 21 Mar 1815, d. 14 Sep 1865
  • Mother: Mary A. [--?--] b. between 1815 - 1816
  • Company: K
  • Frederick F. Young was also known as Francis F. Young as incorrectly documented in the online listing of 15th Massachusetts Antietam dead at Antietam Battlefield Monuments by the US National Park Service.
  • He was born about in 1843 at Burrillville, Providence County, Rhode Island, son of Sterry Young and Mary A. [--?--].
  • Frederick F. Young was enumerated in the household of Sterry Young and Mary A. [--?--] in the 1850 US Federal Census on 19 Aug 1850 at Burrillville, Providence County, Rhode Island, as:

    Sterry Young, 35, (m), overseer in W.H. (sic), b. RI (as were all in the family)
    Mary A. (?), 34
    Amanda M. (?), 18,
    Phebe J., 17
    Mary E., 16
    Sally A., 15
    Mariah S., 10
    **Frederic F., 6
    Alexander B., 5
    not named, 1/12 (female)
    Mary Iannane (? smudged), 69.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Frederick gave his occupation as machinist.
  • In 1861 Frederick was living at Burrillville, Providence County, Rhode Island.

  • On 1 Jul 1861 Frederick mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Burrillville, Providence County, Rhode Island. He was 18 years old.
  • On 8 Jul 1861 at "The Worcester Daily Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Frederick was mentioned at Camp Scott as follows: "Private Young of company K ( of Blackstone ) was drummed out of camp on Saturday night, for disobedience to orders on several occasions. He was obstinate and willful, and several times put under guard."
  • He died on 7 Nov 1862 of wounds received at the Battle of Antietam.. He was 19 years old.
  • He was buried in Nov 1862 at North Smithfield, Providence County, Rhode Island, The inscription reads: "Frederick F. Young, Private Co., K , 15th MA volunteers, d. 10 Nov 1862 of wounds received in the U. S. Service during the Great Rebellion aged 19 years."

    These two graves are located next to a private driveway. The owner of the property maintains the two graves which have become part of his front lawn.
  • Sterry Young survived Frederick and died on 14 Sep 1865 at Providence County, Rhode Island, at age 50.
  • Father and son, are buried alone together; there are no other family members or any other burials in the area. Sterry Young outlived his son by only three years and died 14 Sep 1865.
  • On 17 Sep 1900 Francis F. Young was included on the Civil War memorial at Antietam Battlefield, Sharpsburg, Maryland, as having died of his wounds received at the battle. (Read several articles from the Fitchburg Sentinel about the planning for the memorial.)
  • Last Edited: 18 Aug 2016

James Ripley Young

b. 28 March 1809, d. 28 September 1891
  • Father: William Young
  • Mother: Elizabeth Ripley
  • Company: I
  • James Ripley Young was born on 28 Mar 1809 at Sterling, Windham County, Connecticut, son of William Young and Elizabeth Ripley.
  • On 9 Dec 1839 James Ripley Young, 30, married Fanny Tucker Prince, 24, daughter of Aaron Prince and Sophia Faulkner, at Southbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • James Ripley Young was not enumerated in the household of Fanny Tucker Prince in the 1850 US Federal Census on 13 Sep 1850 at Southbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Fanny T. Young, 35, no occupation given, b. MA (as were all in family)
    **Frank R., 9
    **Aaron P., 7
    Lineus C., 5.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, James gave his occupation as none, no occupation is given for him in Ford's history.
  • James ,the father of Frank and Aaron of the 15th Mass., appears in the 1870 roster and in Ford's history, but he does NOT appear in the MASSCW. It appears that he was considered too old.

  • On 1 Aug 1861 James mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 52 years, 4 months and 4 days old.
  • James was a Captain in the Slater Guards; but declined commission and never mustered into the service of the U. S.
  • On 29 May 1871 his son, Aaron Prince Young, died at Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, of delerium tremens at age 28.
  • James Ripley Young and Fanny Tucker Prince were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census in Jun 1880 at Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts.
  • James Ripley Young died on 28 Sep 1891 at Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, of a fractured vertebra. He was 82 years and 6 months old.
  • An obituary for James Ripley Young was published on 28 Sep 1891 at "The Springfield Republican", Massachusetts, as follows:
    Accident to an Aged Springfield Man
    James R. Young, an aged resident of Grant street, fell down stairs last evening and sustained serious injuries.
    He tried to light the gas in the upper hall at his home but lost his balance and fell headlong down the steep flight of stairs at his feet.
    When half-way down he struck and turning a complete somersault was landed in a confused heapß at the bottom, where he was finally found unconscious.
    An examination showed that two neck bones had been fractzured and partial paralysis had resulted.
    The shock was unusually severe, and as Mr. Young is in his 83d year, it is feared that with a complication of other troubles that the outcome will prove fatal.
  • He was buried in Sep 1891 at Oak Ridge Cemetery, Southbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • An obituary for James Ripley Young was published on 29 Sep 1891 at "The Springfield Republican", Massachusetts, as follows:
    Death of James R. Young.
    James R. Young, 82, father of Frank R. Young, died at his home on Grant street yesterday morning as a result of an accident sustained the evening before.
    Mr. Young occupied an upper tennement and had gone into the hall to light a gas-jet at the head of the stairs.
    In some way he lost his balance and fell headlong to the foot of the stairs, sustaining a fracture of the base of the skull.
    He was subject to dizzy turns and probably it was in one of them that he lost his balance.
    He was baralyzed when picked up but was conscious until his death in the morning.
    Mr. Young was born in Sterling, where he lived until he came to Spring field about 60 years ago to learn the trade of silversmith.
    Afterwards he was employed in the construction of the new London Northern railroad, and was later a conductor on the road, serving until he came back to Springfield in 1861 to take a place in the armory.
    He was employed there until 1876, and then retired from active work.
    When Mr. Young first came here at the beginning of the war, he organized a company intending to go to the front, but was prevented because unable to pass the medical examination.
    This work gave him the title of "Capt" Young among those who knew him well.
    The funeral will be held at his residence at 4 o'clock this afternoon, and the burial will take place at Southbridge, Ct., tomorrow.
  • Last Edited: 31 Aug 2013

Family: Fanny Tucker Prince b. 14 Mar 1815, d. 10 Sep 1902

Joseph Albert Young

b. between 1825 and 1826, d. 1895
  • Father: Aaron Young
  • Mother: Elzabeth [--?--]
  • Company: 1_SS
  • Joseph Albert Young was also known as J. Albert Young.
  • He was born between 1825 - 1826 at Roxbury, Vermont, son of Aaron Young and Elzabeth [--?--].
  • On 24 Dec 1848 Joseph Albert Young married Abigail Park Hayward, daughter of Daniel Hayward, at Stoughton, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Joseph Albert Young and Abigail Park Hayward were enumerated in the 1850 US Federal census on 13 Sep 1850 at North Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, as:
    Joseph A. Young, 24, carpenter, b. VT
    Abby P., 20, b. MA
    Ai G., 3/12, b. MA.
  • Joseph Albert Young and Abigail Park Hayward were enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 1 Jun 1860 at North Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, as:
    J. Albert Young, 34, carpenter, b. VT
    Abbie P., 30, b. MA
    Ai G., 10, b. MA
    Ammi H., b. MA
    Laura, 63, b. CT.
  • At the time of his enlistment, Joseph gave his occupation as Carpenter.
  • In 1862 Joseph was living at North Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.

  • On 29 Oct 1862 J. Albert Young mustered into service with the 1st Company Massachusetts Sharpshooters.
  • On 2 Sep 1864 Joseph ended military service with the 1st Massachusetts Sharpshooters by mustering out.

  • He made application for a veteran's pension on 15 Oct 1866, and received certificate number 76604.
  • He and Abigail Park Hayward were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 23 Jun 1870 at North Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, as:
    J. A. Young, 44, m., carpenter, b. VT
    Abbie P. Young, 40, f., b. MA
    A. J. Gilbert Young, 20 m.
    M. J. Hayward Young, 18 m.
    Adnad Young, 8 m.,
    Laura Young, 72, f., b. CT.
  • On 25 Dec 1879 Joseph and Abigail's son, Ami Heyward Young married Agnes Hartley Nash at East Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both, noting that he is a resident of New Mexico where he is a ranch superintendant.
  • Joseph Albert Young and Abigail Park Hayward were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 4 Jun 1880 at Chico, Colfax County, New Mexico, as:
    Young, J. A., 54, carpenter, b. VT
    ---, Amy P., (sic), 50, wife. b. MA
    a few doors from their two younger sons.
  • On 1 Jan 1883, at Chico Springs, Colfax County, New Mexico Territory, Joseph was included on the list of pensioners on the roll, noting that he was wounded in the right foot and receives $2 per month.
  • He died about 1895.
  • On 21 Mar 1895 Abigail Park Hayward received a pension to surviving family member in New Mexico based on Joseph's service; his wife, received certificate number 446708.
  • Last Edited: 12 Feb 2016

Family: Abigail Park Hayward b. between 1829 - 1830

  • Ai Gilbert Young b. 24 Feb 1850, d. 13 Oct 1926
  • Ami Heyward Young b. 19 Aug 1852, d. 17 Mar 1942
  • Adin A. Young b. 16 Sep 1861