Francis "Frank" Arthur Brown

b. 22 May 1842, d. 1 June 1927

Frank A. Brown
  • Father: Jacob Brown b. 14 Jun 1813, d. 3 Mar 1900
  • Mother: Mary Francis Hartwell b. 11 Sep 1818, d. 19 Nov 1872
  • Company: B
  • Francis "Frank" Arthur Brown was born on 22 May 1842 at Winchester, Cheshire County, New Hampshire, son of Jacob Brown and Mary Francis Hartwell.
  • Francis "Frank" Arthur Brown was enumerated in the household of Jacob Brown and Mary Francis Hartwell in the 1850 US Federal Census on 19 Aug 1850 at Winchester, Cheshire County, New Hampshire, as:
    Jacob Brown, 36, b. NH
    Mrs. J., 22, b. MA
    Calvin, 12, b. NH
    Ira, 10, b. NH
    **Francis, 8, b. NH
    Lucy, 6, b. NH
    (next door)
    Deliverance Brown, 85, b. MA
    Mrs. D., 80, b. MA
    Nathaniel, 45, b. NH.
  • In 1858 Francis "Frank" Arthur Brown witnessed the removal of Ira Brown, his brother to DeKalb County, Missouri, from New Hampshire.
  • In 1861 Francis was living at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Francis gave his occupation as farmer.
  • In 1861 Francis "Frank" Arthur Brown witnessed the removal of Jacob Brown and Mary Francis Hartwell, his parents to DeKalb County, Missouri, from New Hampshire.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Francis mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as a 1st Sergeant, being credited to the quota of Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 19 years, 1 month and 20 days old.
  • On 14 Nov 1862 Francis was promoted to Corporal.
  • On 9 Apr 1863 Francis was promoted to Sergeant.
  • He was declared missing in action on 3 Jul 1863 at The Battle of Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania.
  • On 22 Jul 1863 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Francis "Frank" Arthur Brown was reported as missing at Gettysburg.
  • On 30 Oct 1863 Francis was promoted to 1st Sergeant.
  • On 6 Feb 1864 Francis was promoted to 1st Lieutenant by comission, but not mustered as such.
  • In May 1864 Francis was wounded in the breast.
  • On 28 Jul 1864 Francis ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to expiration of his term of service, with the rank of 1st Sergeant.

  • After 1863 Francis "Frank" Arthur Brown moved to DeKalb County, Missouri.
  • On 19 Nov 1865 Francis "Frank" Arthur Brown, 23, married Harriett Josephine Roberts, 19, daughter of Littleton Roberts and Elizabeth Kincaid, at Maysville, DeKalb County, Missouri, (Note: she was the sister of his brother Ira's wife Mary Roberts.)
  • About 1865 Francis "Frank" Arthur Brown and Amable Beaudry moved to Camden, DeKalb County, Missouri, from Massachusetts after the war. Unknown if they travelled together or if this was just coincidence. Both were of Company B, 15th Massachusetts.
  • Francis "Frank" Arthur Brown made application for a veteran's pension in Jun 1878, received certificate number 1124701.
  • Before 1880 his son, Robert D. Brown, died and does not appear in the 1880 census with the family.
  • Francis "Frank" Arthur Brown and Harriett Josephine Roberts were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census in 1880 at Camden, DeKalb County, Missouri, where he is a farmer.
  • In Jun 1886 Francis was living at Maysville, DeKalb County, Missouri.
  • In May 1898 Francis was living at Maysville, DeKalb County, Missouri.
  • On 11 May 1898 at "The Fitchburg Sentinel", Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Francis "Frank" Arthur Brown was mentioned in an article as an original member of the Fitchburg Fusiliers.
  • He and Harriett Josephine Roberts were enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 1 Jun 1900 at Shawnee, Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma, as:
    Brown, Frank, head, b. May 1842, 58, married 34 years, b. NH (as were his parents), farmer
    ---, Harriet J., wife, b. May 1846, 54, five of six children still living, b. MO (of KY parents.)
  • On 27 Jun 1908 at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Francis "Frank" Arthur Brown attended the 40th annual reunion of Company B, 15th Mass.
  • In Jun 1909 Francis was living at Shawnee, Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma.
  • On 26 Jun 1909 Francis "Frank" Arthur Brown wrote a letter read at the 41st reunion of Company B, The Fusiliers.
  • He and Harriett Josephine Roberts were enumerated in the 1910 US Federal Census on 5 May 1910 at Shawnee, Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma, as:
    Brown, F. A., head, 68, married 45 years, b. NH (and his parents), own income
    ---, Harriet J., wife, 45, five of eight children living, b. MI.
  • Francis "Frank" Arthur Brown and Harriett Josephine Roberts were enumerated in the 1920 US Federal Census on 24 Jan 1920 at Shawnee, Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma.
  • On 25 Dec 1921 Harriett Josephine Roberts, his wife, died at Shawnee, Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma, at age 75.
  • Francis "Frank" Arthur Brown died on 1 Jun 1927 at Shawnee, Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma. He was 85 years and 10 days old.
  • He was buried in Jun 1927 at Fairview Cemetary, Shawnee, Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma, Block 6; lot 200, with his wife.
  • Last Edited: 3 Apr 2016

Family: Harriett Josephine Roberts b. 11 Mar 1846, d. 25 Dec 1921

  • Ellen "Nellie" C. Brown b. 15 Oct 1866
  • Mary E. Brown b. 19 Feb 1868
  • Arthur Ira Brown b. 1 Dec 1869, d. 17 Nov 1957
  • Robert D. Brown b. 26 Sep 1871, d. before 1880
  • Emily L. Brown b. 15 Mar 1873
  • Haleiml Brown b. between 1879 - 1880
  • Henry E. Brown b. 19 Sep 1881

George Brown

b. between 1836 and 1837
  • Company: A
  • George Brown was born between 1836 - 1837 at Nova Scotia, Canada.
  • In 1863 George was living at an unknown place.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1863, George gave his occupation as sailor according to Ford's history, or mariner according to the MASSCW.

  • On 30 Jul 1863 George mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Yarmouth, Barnstable County, Massachusetts.
  • On 23 Apr 1864 George ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts "by order" according to the 1870 roster.

  • Starting 5 May 1864, George also served in the Navy, having enlisted at Brooklyn, NY, for two years and six months.
  • Before 1865 He served on the Recg. Ship North Carolina, U. S. S. Otsego, U. S. S. Tahoma, and Recg. Ship Ohio.
  • He ended his service being discharged with the rank of Seaman on 27 Jul 1865.
  • Last Edited: 1 Sep 2012

George William Brown

b. 29 March 1840, d. 4 June 1928

Capt. George W. Brown
  • Father: Mark Kendall Brown b. 17 Nov 1819, d. 1 May 1877
  • Mother: Sarah Ann May b. 13 Nov 1822, d. 24 Mar 1894
  • Company: A
  • George William Brown was born on 29 Mar 1840 at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Mark Kendall Brown and Sarah Ann May.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, George gave his occupation as farmer.
  • In 1861 George was living at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 George mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as a Private, who eventually rose to command the regiment., being credited to the quota of Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 21 years, 3 months and 13 days old.
  • George was promoted to Corporal, at an unknown date.
  • On 21 Oct 1861 George was promoted to Sergeant.
  • On 21 May 1862 George was promoted to 1st Sergeant.
  • On 21 Nov 1862 George was promoted to 2nd Lieutenant.
  • On 19 Mar 1863 George was promoted to 1st Lieutenant.
  • On 10 Apr 1863 George was transferred to Company E.
  • George was Commander of Company A in the absence of Captain Jorgensen.
  • On 1 Jul 1863 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, George William Brown was mentioned in an article about promotions.
  • On 30 Jul 1863 George was promoted to Captain.
  • On 12 Oct 1863 at "The Worcester Daily Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, George William Brown was mentioned as promoted.
  • Between 11 Feb 1864 - 28 Mar 1864, George was Commander of the 15th Regiment.
  • In May 1864 George was wounded.
  • On 18 May 1864 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, George William Brown was noted among the wounded at the Battle of the Wilderness.
  • On 23 May 1864, at U. S. A. Hospital, Div. No. 1, Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, George was shown on a list of patients admitted since 17 May, as published in "Crutch-Extra," the hospital newspaper.
  • On 25 May 1864 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, George William Brown was mentioned among the casualties.
  • On 27 Jul 1864 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, George William Brown was mentioned in an article about the return of the regiment to Massachusetts.
  • On 28 Jul 1864 George ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts as Captain of Company K, due to expiration of service term.

  • After 1865 George William Brown moved to Colorado from Massachusetts.
  • On 19 Mar 1867 George's sister, Harriet Emeline Brown, married Charles William Durant at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 4 Feb 1873 George's sister, Martha Ann Brown, married John H. Durgin at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.
  • On 31 Mar 1877 George's sister, Mary Ella Brown, married John Geary Wilson at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 15 Feb 1881 George William Brown, 40, married Clara Elizabeth Carter, 40, daughter of Sumner Lincoln Carter and Damaris Richardson Buss, at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • In 1888, George was included in the Civil War section of Emerson's "Leominster Historical" as follows:
    Capt. G. W. Brown, a native of Leominster. Immediately after the close of the war, Capt. Brown proceeded to Colorado, which was then a territory, and engaged successfully in the cattle raising business. He is now a prominent citizen of Longmont, Boulder Co., Colorado.
  • He and Clara Elizabeth Carter were enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 22 Jun 1900 at Longmont, Boulder County, Colorado, where they live in a home they own free on Pratt Street, and he is a drain tile dealer. She has no children.
  • George William Brown made application at Colorado for a veteran's pension on 29 Jan 1906, and received certificate number 1120347.
  • About 1910 at Longmont, Boulder County, Colorado, George William Brown was a member of McPherson Post No. 6, G. A. R.
  • He and Clara Elizabeth Carter were enumerated in the 1910 US Federal Census on 4 May 1910 at Longmont, Boulder County, Colorado.
  • On 18 Oct 1910 Clara Elizabeth Carter, his wife, died at Longmont, Boulder County, Colorado, at age 70.
  • George William Brown married Carrie Sawyer.
  • George William Brown and Carrie Sawyer were enumerated in the 1920 US Federal Census on 12 Jan 1920 at Longmont, Boulder County, Colorado.
  • On 10 Aug 1927 Carrie Sawyer, his wife, died at Longmont, Boulder County, Colorado, at age 57.
  • George William Brown died on 4 Jun 1928 at Longmont, Boulder County, Colorado. He was 88 years, 2 months and 6 days old.
  • He was buried in Jun 1928 at Mount View Cemetery, Longmont, Boulder County, Colorado.
  • An obituary for George William Brown was published on 8 Jun 1928 at "The Longmont Ledger", Longmont, Boulder County, Colorado, as follows: From The Longmont Ledger, 8 June 1928 (p. 1)

    Capt. George W. Brown "came to Longmont 63 years ago, locating at the town of Burlington at the close of the war, in which he had seen active service as private and later as captain.

    The late W.H.Dickens accompanied Mr. Brown to Longmont and they became two of the most valued men of the community. In the early 80's he, with John Buckley, did much to secure the first water system for Longmont. In later years he was engaged in the tile business, which he sold to the Schwartz lumber company.

    He was an early president of the Burlington cemetery, and was a member of the Longmont cemetery association. He was a Mason, a Knight Templar and one of the oldest members of McPherson Post, Grand Army of the Republic.

    Mrs. Brown died last August and no relatives nearer than nieces and nephews survive.

    Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at Shaw Memorial Chapel, in charge of Rev. William Butler, commander of the post. Masonic and G.A.R. services were held at the grave. The municipal flag was at half mast during the funeral service.

  • Credits: Portrait from "Leominster: Historical and Picturesque", by William A. Emerson, 1888.
  • Last Edited: 3 Apr 2016

Family 1: Clara Elizabeth Carter b. 31 Mar 1840, d. 18 Oct 1910

Family 2: Carrie Sawyer b. 4 Dec 1869, d. 10 Aug 1927

Horace C. Brown

b. 21 May 1836, d. 14 September 1894
  • Father: Horace P. Brown b. 13 Mar 1805, d. 18 Jun 1880
  • Mother: Eliza J. Whitney b. 1812, d. 25 Feb 1873
  • Company: E
  • Horace C. Brown was born on 21 May 1836 at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Horace P. Brown and Eliza J. Whitney.
  • Horace C. Brown was enumerated in the household of Horace P. Brown and Eliza J. Whitney in the 1850 US Federal Census on 27 Aug 1850 at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Horace P. Brown, 45, shoe manufacturer, $7000 in property, b. MA
    Elsa J., 38
    **Horace C., 14
    Sarah J., 16
    Susannah Whitney, 63, b. MA (his grandmother)
    Joseph G. Brown, 38, stable keeper, b. MA
    and two laborers from Canada and Ireland.
  • In 1861 Horace was living at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Horace gave his occupation as farmer.

  • On 30 Jul 1861 Horace mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 25 years, 2 months and 9 days old.
  • On 16 Jan 1863 Horace ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to disability.

  • He made application for a veteran's pension on 5 Feb 1863, and received certificate number 59759.
  • On 3 Nov 1867 Horace C. Brown, 31, married Anna T. Laughlin, 26, daughter of Michael Laughlin, at Attleboro, Bristol County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Horace C. Brown and Anna T. Laughlin were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 30 Aug 1870 at Attleboro, Bristol County, Massachusetts, as:
    Brown, Horace C., 36, shuttle maker, b. MA
    ---, Annie, 30, b. Ireland
    ---, Lizzie J., 1, b. MA
    ---, Mary A., 3/12 (March), b. MA.
  • In 1879 Horace was living at Attleboro, Bristol County, Massachusetts.
  • On 5 Jul 1879 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Horace C. Brown was mentioned in the report on the 12th annual reunion of Company E, 15th Massachusetts Infantry.
  • He and Anna T. Laughlin were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census in 1880 at Attleboro, Bristol County, Massachusetts, where he is a Hostler.
  • On 22 Apr 1881 his daughter, Anna Susan Brown, died at Attleboro, Bristol County, Massachusetts, at age 9 of phthisis pulmonalis.
  • Horace C. Brown was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Attleboro, Bristol County, Massachusetts, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, as a musician in Company E, noting that he suffers from deafness caused by artillery fire at Ball's Bluff.
  • He died on 14 Sep 1894 at Attleboro, Bristol County, Massachusetts, of apoplexy. He was 58 years, 3 months and 24 days old.
  • On 14 Sep 1894 at "The Boston Journal", Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, the notice was published:
    "Horace C. Brown, a veteran of the Fifteenth Massachusetts Volunteers who served four years in the Civil War, fell down stairs at 8 o'clock this morning at Attleboro and remained unconscious until 9 o'clock when he died. He was 53 years of age. He was born in Wilkinsonville and has lived here 26 years. He was at one time a member of the DeWitt Guards of Uxbridge. He was a member of William A. Streeter Post, G. A. R. of this town."
  • He was buried in Sep 1894 at Woodlawn Cemetery, Attleboro, Bristol County, Massachusetts.
  • On 6 Nov 1894 Anna T. Laughlin received a pension to surviving family member in Massachusetts based on Horace's service; his wife, receiving certificate number 440445.
  • He's surviving family was enumerated in the household of Anna T. Laughlin in the 1900 US Federal Census in 1900 at Attleboro, Bristol County, Massachusetts, as:
    Anna C Brown, 56, a widow, three of five children living; all three of her children are employed in jewelry manufacturing.
    Elisabeth J Brown, 26
    Minnie L Brown, 25
    John A Brown, 23.
  • On 30 May 1901 his daughter, Mary Adams "Minnie" Brown, died at Attleboro, Bristol County, Massachusetts, at age 31 of phthisis pulmonalis.
  • Last Edited: 3 Apr 2016

Family: Anna T. Laughlin b. May 1841

  • Elizabeth J. Brown b. 23 Nov 1868
  • Mary Adams "Minnie" Brown b. 24 Mar 1870, d. 30 May 1901
  • Anna Susan Brown b. 4 Nov 1871, d. 22 Apr 1881
  • John A. Brown b. 30 Jul 1874, d. 18 Jul 1901

Ira F. Brown

b. 1837, d. 28 March 1885

Ira F. Brown
  • Company: G
  • Ira F. Brown was born about in 1837 at Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts, (his father b. MA and his mother in VT.)
  • He was enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 9 Jul 1860 at Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Ira F. Brown, 22, butcher, b. MA
    living in the household of:
    A. B. Cook, 32, butcher, b. MA
    and his family.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Ira gave his occupation as boxmaker.
  • In 1861 Ira was living at Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Ira mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 24 years old.
  • On 4 Aug 1862 at "The New York Times", New York City, New York, Ira F. Brown was listed among the sick and wounded soldiers arriving off the S. R. Spaulding, Elm City, and St. Mark at Philadelphia.
  • On 13 Jan 1863 Ira ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts at Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, by discharge due to disability.

  • He made application for a veteran's pension on 27 May 1863, certificate number not recorded in research.
  • Ira F. Brown married Rosetta V. E. C. Buckley, daughter of Nathaniel P. Buckley and Elizabeth Jordan.
  • Ira F. Brown and Rosetta V. E. C. Buckley were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 22 Nov 1870 at Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, Unfortunately, the census page provides no information other than ages for anyone enumerated there.
  • Ira F. Brown and Rosetta V. E. C. Buckley were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 5 Jun 1880 at Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, as:
    Brown, Ira F., 41, boarder, married, dispatcher R. R. depot, b. MA (fat b. MA, mor b. VT
    ---, Rositta V., 41, boarder, married, dressmaker, b. PA, (fat b. Eng, mor b. PA.)
  • Ira F. Brown died on 28 Mar 1885 at Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania. He was 48 years old.
  • He was buried on 2 Apr 1885 at Cedar Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.
  • On 31 Jul 1890 Rosetta V. E. C. Buckley received a pension to surviving family member, in Pennsylvania based on Ira's service; certificate number 331975.
  • Rosetta, his wife, outlived Ira and died on 21 Sep 1913 at Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, at age 76.
  • NOTE: son Harry E. Brown is not confirmed.
  • Last Edited: 18 Dec 2014

Family: Rosetta V. E. C. Buckley b. May 1837, d. 21 Sep 1913

  • Harry E. Brown b. 1884, d. after 1953

James S. Brown

b. between 1845 and 1846, d. 31 January 1911
  • Father: James S. Brown b. 1810
  • Mother: Sarah Kennerson b. 1811
  • Company: A
  • James S. Brown was born between 1845 - 1846 at Bow, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, son of James S. Brown and Sarah Kennerson.
  • James S. Brown was enumerated in the household of James S. Brown and Sarah Kennerson in the 1850 US Federal Census on 18 Sep 1850 at Bow, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, as:
    Janus Brown, 40, shoemaker, b. NH (as were all in the family)
    Sally, 39
    **Robert, 19, blacksmith
    Caroline, 16
    Fanny, 11
    George, 10
    Abagail, 8
    **Jas., 4.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, James gave his occupation as spinner.
  • In 1861 James was living at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 James mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • James S. Brown and Robert Brown, brothers, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Co. A.
  • On 17 Jan 1863 James ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts at New York City, New York, due to disability.

  • Starting 21 Jul 1864, James also served in the 13th Veteran Reserve Corps, Co. G, as a private. He enlisted for three years at Boston and was credited to Milton, MA.
  • He ended his service on 22 Aug 1865 at Gallops Island, Boston Harbor, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.
  • He made application at Massachusetts for a veteran's pension on 4 Aug 1880, and received certificate number 929967.
  • On 9 May 1901 his brother, Robert Brown, died at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 73.
  • On 11 May 1901, at National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, Togus, Kennebec County, Maine, James was admitted.
  • He died on 31 Jan 1911 at National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, Togus, Kennebec County, Maine, of pneumonia.
  • He was buried in Feb 1911 at Togus National Cemetery, Togus, Kennebec County, Maine, Grave 2880, Sec B, Row 1.
  • Last Edited: 16 Apr 2016

John Brown

b. April 1842, d. 25 June 1917
  • Father: Michael Brown
  • Mother: Mary [--?--]
  • Company: F
  • John Brown was born in Apr 1842 at Ireland, son of Michael Brown and Mary [--?--].
  • John Brown emigrated in 1860 from Ireland.
  • In 1861 John was living at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, John gave his occupation as laborer.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 John mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry. He was 19 years and 3 months old.
  • On 17 Sep 1862 John was wounded at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland.
  • He made application for a veteran's pension on 27 Feb 1863, and received certificate number 12021.
  • On 9 Mar 1863 John ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to disability from wounds received in action.

  • On 6 Jan 1865 John Brown, 22, married Ann Leahy, daughter of James Leahy and Margaret Britt, at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • John Brown and Ann Leahy were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census in 1870 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    John Brown, 28, works in wire mill, b. Ireland
    Ann Brown, 27, b. Ireland
    Mary Brown, 5, b Massachusetts
    Annie Brown, 0, b. Massachusetts
    Margaret Leigh, 66, Ireland (mother-in-law)
    Patrick Leigh, 24, Ireland, works in wire mill.
  • John Brown and Ann Leahy were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 9 Jun 1880 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Brown, John, 45, works in rolling mill, b. Ireland
    ---, Annie, 45, wife, b. Ireland
    ---, Mary, 15, dau, b. MA
    ---, Annie, 10, dau, b. MA
    ---, James, 7, son, b. MA
    ---, Emma, 5, dau, b. MA
    ---, William, 3, son, b. MA
    ---, Lizzie, 9/12, Aug, dau, b. MA
    Leahy, Patrick, 33, boarder, works in ?? mill, b. Ireland.
  • On 29 Oct 1882 Ann Leahy, his wife, died at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of puerperal fever (after birth of son John.)
  • John Brown was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.
  • On 10 Nov 1891 John and Ann's daughter, Mary Ann Brown married Edward John McMahon at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • John Brown was enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census in 1900 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, John BROWN, b. Apr 1842, Ireland, arrived in 1860 (a widower, with 3 grown children -- James, Emma, Elizabeth -- whose mother was also b. Ireland) he is a night watchman.
  • On 24 Oct 1900 John and Ann's son, James Francis Brown married Katherine Agnes Doherty at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 21 Oct 1903 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, John Brown attended the 37th annual regimental reunion with some eighty other veterans.
  • In 1906 John was living at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 20 Oct 1906 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, John Brown attended the 40th annual reunion of the 15th regiment association, with some 75 other veterans of the regiment. (Report believed to be from the Worcester Spy.)
  • He was enumerated in the 1910 US Federal Census on 4 May 1910 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Brown, John, 64, widower, b. Ireland, emigrated in 1860, no occupation given
    ---, Emma F., dau, 32, single, b. MA
    ---, Elizabeth L., dau, 38, single, b. MA.
  • He died on 25 Jun 1917 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 75 years and 2 months old.
  • He was buried in Jun 1917 at Saint Johns Cemetery, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Last Edited: 3 Jun 2016

Family: Ann Leahy b. 1841, d. 29 Oct 1882

  • Mary Ann Brown b. 16 May 1865, d. 25 Apr 1945
  • Margaret Brown b. 13 Jun 1868, d. 13 Jun 1868
  • Annie Theresa Brown b. 16 Aug 1869, d. 7 Feb 1950
  • Michael Brown b. 23 Aug 1871, d. 23 Aug 1871
  • James Francis Brown b. 21 Apr 1873, d. 29 Jul 1930
  • Emma Frances Brown b. 11 Feb 1875, d. 26 May 1958
  • William James Brown b. 1877, d. 20 Sep 1939
  • Elizabeth Louise Brown b. 26 Aug 1879, d. 19 Oct 1957
  • John Brown b. 25 Oct 1882, d. 24 Sep 1883

John Haven Brown

b. 21 August 1842, d. 2 August 1922
  • Father: John K. Brown b. 24 Jul 1814, d. 30 Sep 1896
  • Mother: Mary D. Hartley b. 14 Nov 1819, d. 10 Apr 1894
  • Company: 1_SS
  • John Haven Brown was born on 21 Aug 1842 at Stoneham, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, son of John K. Brown and Mary D. Hartley.
  • John Haven Brown was enumerated in the household of John K. Brown and Mary D. Hartley in the 1860 US Federal Census on 4 Aug 1860 at Stoneham, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, as:
    John H. Brown, 46, cordwainer, b. MA (as were all)
    Mary D., 40
    Samuel E., 19, cordwainer
    **John H., 18, cordwainer
    Mary J., 16
    Sarah E., 4.
  • At the time of his enlistment, John gave his occupation as Storekeeper.
  • In 1861 John was living at Stoneham, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.

  • On 3 Sep 1861 John Haven Brown mustered into service with the 1st Company Massachusetts Sharpshooters. He was 19 years and 13 days old.
  • In Oct 1862 John ended military service with the 1st Massachusetts Sharpshooters by discharge to enlist in the regular army.

  • Starting 25 Oct 1862, John also served in the 1st Engineers Battalion Regular Army, Company B.
  • On 25 Oct 1862 John was promoted to Full Artificer.
  • He ended his service with the 1st Engineers Battalion Regular Army, Company B by mustering out on 3 Sep 1864 at Petersburg, Virginia.
  • On 12 Apr 1876 John Haven Brown, 33, married Martha J. Mooar, 32, at Cook County, Illinois.
  • John Haven Brown and Martha J. Mooar were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 14 Jun 1880 at St. Louis, St. Louis County, Missouri, as:
    Brown, John H., 37, salesman in store, b. MA
    ---, Martha J., 36, wife, b. MA
    ---, Mary L., 2/12, daur b. MI
    Durie, Nick 25, boarder, T. salesman in store, b. NY.
  • John Haven Brown and Martha J. Mooar were enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 4 Jun 1900 at Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, as:
    Brown, John H., b. Aug 1842, married 24 years, b. MA, Mgr. rubber store
    ---, Martha J., wife, b. Oct 1843, one of two children living, b. MA
    ---, Mary L., daur, b. Sep 1879, single, b. Missouri, student at art institute.
  • John Haven Brown made application at Illinois for a veteran's pension on 21 Dec 1903, citing service in the 1st MA Sharpshooters, and the Engineers, and received certificate number 1077391.
  • He and Martha J. Mooar were enumerated in the 1910 US Federal Census on 15 Apr 1910 at Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, as:
    Brown, John H., 67, married first 34 years, b. MA, real estate agent
    ---, Martha J., 66, of her two children, one is living, b. MA
    ---, Mary L., daur, 30 single, b. Missouri.
  • John Haven Brown and Martha J. Mooar were enumerated in the 1920 US Federal Census on 5 Jan 1920 at Berkeley, Alameda County, California, as:
    Brown, John H., 78, married, b. MA (of MA parents), real estate agent
    ---, Martha J., wife, 76, b. MA (fat. b. VT, mor b. MA)
    ---, Mary L., daur, 40, single, b. Missouri (of MA parents), dressmaker.
  • John Brown 2nd died on 2 Aug 1922 at Berkeley, Alameda County, California. He was 79 years, 11 months and 12 days old.
  • On 5 Oct 1922 Martha J. Mooar received a pension to surviving family member in California based on John's service; his wife, received certificate number 929254.
  • Last Edited: 12 Jul 2016

Family: Martha J. Mooar b. Oct 1843

  • Mary L. Brown b. Sep 1879

Joseph Benjamin Brown

b. 2 October 1844, d. 3 December 1914
  • Father: William H. Brown b. between 1798 - 1799
  • Mother: Susan White b. between 1804 - 1805, d. before 1860
  • Company: H
  • Joseph Benjamin Brown was born on 2 Oct 1844 at Smithfield, Providence County, Rhode Island, son of William H. Brown and Susan White.
  • Joseph Benjamin Brown was enumerated in the household of William H. Brown and Susan White in the 1850 US Federal Census on 28 Aug 1850 at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    William Brown, 51, farmer, b. RI (as were all the family)
    Susan, 45
    Phebe, 17
    William H., 16, laborer
    James, 12
    Alonzo, 9
    Susan, 8
    Sarah F., 7
    **Joseph, 9.
  • Before 1860 his mother, Susan White, died apparently.
  • Joseph Benjamin Brown was enumerated in the household of Otis H. Briggs and Hannah P. Spencer in the 1860 US Federal Census on 2 Jun 1860 at Sutton P. O., Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Otis H. Briggs, 49, carpenter, b. MA
    H. P., (f), 58, b. RI
    **D. S. Brown, 21, bootmaker, b. RI
    S. J. Rawson, 5, b. MA
    (two houses away)
    Wm. Brown, 62, farmer, b. RI (as were all in family)
    James, 21
    Alonzo, 17
    **Joseph, 15
    Susan, 18
    Sarah, 16
    (Note: these people appear to be related -- Hannah P. Briggs, b. RI, who was later buried in the same RI cemetery, is Dexter's mother. )
  • In 1861 at Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, there was a guardianship hearing concerning Joseph and his sisters, Sarah F., and Susan A. Brown.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Joseph gave his occupation as farmer.
  • In 1862 Joseph was living at Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Joseph Benjamin Brown and Dexter S. Brown, who appear to be somehow related, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Co H.

  • On 29 Jul 1862 Joseph mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 17 years, 9 months and 27 days old.
  • On 27 Sep 1862 at "The Public Ledger", Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, Joseph Brown was listed among the wounded.
  • On 10 Nov 1863 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Joseph Benjamin Brown was mentioned as being on the sick list.
  • On 15 Mar 1864 Joseph ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by transfer to the Veterans' Reserve Corps.

  • He ended his service by mustering out on 12 Jul 1864.
  • On 5 Aug 1865 Joseph Benjamin Brown, 20, married Mary Alice Wheeler, daughter of Ruel A. Wheeler and Dorothy Cordair, at Mendon, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • On 30 Mar 1868 his toddler daughter, Susan A. Brown, died at Mendon, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 1.
  • Joseph Benjamin Brown was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, as a member of the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company H.
  • On 28 Apr 1898 Joseph Benjamin Brown, 53, married Sarah Maria Cooney, 38, daughter of Patrick Cooney and Mary Phillips, at Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, in a third marriage for him and the first for her.
  • Joseph Benjamin Brown made application at Massachusetts for a veteran's pension on 30 Dec 1905, and received certificate number 1120053.
  • He and Sarah Maria Cooney were enumerated in the 1910 US Federal Census on 20 Apr 1910 at Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, as:
    Brown, Joseph B., 66, married once for 11 (sic) years, b. RI (of RI parents), painter
    ---, Sarah M., wife, 50 married once for 11 years, no children, b. MA (of Irish parents.)
  • Joseph Benjamin Brown died on 3 Dec 1914 at Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts. He was 70 years, 2 months and 1 day old.
  • He was buried in Dec 1914 at Oak Grove Cemetery, Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts.
  • Sarah made application from Massachusetts for a widow's pension on 30 Sep 1916 and received certificate number 825588.
  • Last Edited: 3 Apr 2016

Family 1: Mary Alice Wheeler b. between 1848 - 1849

  • Susan A. Brown b. 30 May 1866, d. 30 Mar 1868

Family 2: Sarah Maria Cooney b. 4 Mar 1860

Robert Brown

b. 2 January 1828, d. 9 May 1901
  • Father: James S. Brown b. 1810
  • Mother: Sarah Kennerson b. 1811
  • Company: A
  • Robert Brown was born on 2 Jan 1828 at Hookset, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, son of James S. Brown and Sarah Kennerson.
  • Robert Brown was enumerated in the household of James S. Brown and Sarah Kennerson in the 1850 US Federal Census on 18 Sep 1850 at Bow, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, as:
    Janus Brown, 40, shoemaker, b. NH (as were all in the family)
    Sally, 39
    **Robert, 19, blacksmith
    Caroline, 16
    Fanny, 11
    George, 10
    Abagail, 8
    **Jas., 4.
  • He was married at the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts according to Ford's history, but it appears that this wife died.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Robert gave his occupation as blacksmith.
  • In 1861 Robert was living at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Robert mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 33 years, 6 months and 10 days old.
  • Robert Brown and James S. Brown, brothers, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Co. A.
  • On 26 Mar 1863 Robert ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts at Newport News, Newport News (city), Virginia, due to disability after being hospitalized for some time.

  • On 28 Nov 1867 Robert Brown, 39, married Hannah J. Drew at New Hampshire, the widow of Samuel B. Drew, who had died as a POW in Millen, GA, having been captured at Reams' Station, VA, while serving with the 1st NH Cavalry.
  • On 9 Apr 1868 Hannah J. Brown, Samuel's widow, made application for a pension as guardian to Samuel's surviving dependants, and received certificate 122647 as guardian of his children.
  • Robert Brown and Hannah J. Abbott were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 5 Jul 1870 at Concord, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, as:
    Brown, Robert, 40, varnisher, b. NH (as were all)
    ---, Hannah J., 37
    Drew, Abby, 10
    ---, Ida, 6
    ---, Henry, 5.
  • Robert Brown and Hannah J. Abbott were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 1 Jun 1880 at Dedham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, as:
    Robert Brown, 52, piano forte manufacture, b. NH
    Hannah, wife, 47, b. ME
    Drew, Henry H., step-son, 14, b. MA
    Jones, Geo, grand-son, 4
    Carrom, Harry, grand-son, 2.
  • On 30 Oct 1885 Hannah J. Abbott, his wife, died at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of pneumonia.
  • In 1886 Robert Brown was piano finisher.
  • On 10 Apr 1886 Robert Brown, 58, married Annie Elizabeth King, 47, daughter of Richard King and Susanna [--?--], at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a second marriage for both. (Note: She was the widow of Richard F. Anders, whom she had married 1860 in Liverpool, England.)
  • Robert Brown made application at Massachusetts for a veteran's pension on 10 Apr 1889, and received certificate number 452185.
  • He 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.
  • Robert Brown was a member of Charles H. Stevens post 53, G. A. R.
  • He and Annie Elizabeth King were enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 14 Jun 1900 at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Brown, Robert, b. Dec 1828, married 15 years, b. NH, piano varnisher
    ---, Annie, wife b. Nov 1838, 61, two of 16 children living, b. England, immig 1862.
  • Robert Brown died on 9 May 1901 at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 73 years, 4 months and 7 days old.
  • An obituary for Robert Brown was published on 11 May 1901 at "The Fitchburg Sentinel", Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as follows:
    "Robert Brown of 72 Arlington street, died at his home, Friday afternoon. Mr. Brown was born in Hooksett, N. H., in 1830, but has made Leominster his home for many years. July 12, 1861, he enlisted in Co. A, 15th regiment, and served until March 26, 1863, when after being in the hospital for some time, he was discharged for disability. He was a member of Charles H. Stevens Post 53, G. A. R. He leaves a widow and stepson."
  • He was buried in May 1901 at Evergreen Cemetery, Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 15 May 1901 Annie Elizabeth King received a pension to surviving family member in Massachusetts based on Robert's service; his wife, but no certificate number is shown in the index.
  • On 4 Jun 1901, Annie Elizabeth King, his widow, was appointed executrix and probated his will at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • James, his brother, outlived Robert and died on 31 Jan 1911 at National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, Togus, Kennebec County, Maine, of pneumonia.
  • Last Edited: 3 Apr 2016

Family 1: Hannah J. Abbott b. between 1832 - 1833, d. 30 Oct 1885

Family 2: Annie Elizabeth King b. Nov 1838

Shepard Brown

b. 11 April 1819, d. 17 September 1862
  • Father: Luther Brown b. about 1795
  • Mother: Mary Bennett b. about 1798
  • Company: F
  • Shepard Brown was born on 11 Apr 1819 at Canterbury, Windham County, Connecticut, son of Luther Brown and Mary Bennett.
  • On 4 Jan 1842 Shepard Brown, 22, married Roby Lucinda Gorton, 21, daughter of Tillinghast Gorton and Charity Rathbone, at Norwich, New London County, Connecticut.
  • On 6 Mar 1854 Roby Lucinda Gorton, his wife, died at Canterbury, Windham County, Connecticut, at age 33.
  • On 11 Jun 1860 Shepard Brown, 41, married Catherine McDemond at Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts, his third marriage and her first.
  • Shepard Brown and Catherine McDemond were enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census in 1860 at Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as boarders:
    Shepard Brown, 39, wheelmaker, b. CT (married within the year)
    Catherine, 22, b. MA (married within the year.)
  • In 1861 Shepard was living at Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Shepard gave his occupation as carriage maker.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Shepard mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry. He was 42 years, 3 months and 1 day old.
  • On 23 Aug 1862 Shepard's daughter, Charity E. Brown married Henry W. Park.
  • Shepard Brown died on 17 Sep 1862 at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland, killed in action. He was 43 years, 5 months and 6 days old.
  • He was buried in 1862 at Antietam National Cemetery, Sharpsburg, Maryland, as unknown.
  • In Mar 1863 Catherine McDemond received a pension to surviving family member based on Shepard's service; his wife, receiving certificate number 78691.
  • On 17 Sep 1900 Shepard Brown was included on the Civil War memorial at Antietam Battlefield, Sharpsburg, Maryland, with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, on the 35th anniversary of the battle. (Articles from the Fitchburg Sentinel about the planning for the memorial.)
  • Last Edited: 18 Aug 2016

Family 1: Roby Lucinda Gorton b. 17 Mar 1820, d. 6 Mar 1854

  • Charity E. Brown b. 25 Apr 1844
  • Phebe L. Brown b. 19 May 1848, d. 2 Apr 1849

Family 2: Catherine McDemond b. between 1837 - 1838

Thomas Brown

b. between 1840 and 1841
  • Company: K
  • Thomas Brown was born between 1840 - 1841 at Ireland.
  • In 1861 Thomas was living at Blackstone, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Thomas gave his occupation as operative.

  • On 1 Jul 1861 Thomas mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Blackstone, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 8 May 1863 at "The Worcester Daily Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Thomas was mentioned as follows:
    "Thomas Brown of Co. K. 15th regiment, was wounded in the head by a piece of shell at the battle of Fredericksburg. He was probably on picket duty, as the regiment is supposed not to have been in action."
  • On 2 Jul 1863 Thomas was wounded at The Battle of Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania.
  • On 22 Jul 1863 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, T. R. Brown was reported as wounded at Gettysburg.
  • On 28 Jan 1864 Thomas ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts for disability due to wounds, the loss of his left leg.

  • He made application for a veteran's pension in 1864, and received certificate number 41353.
  • On 1 May 1877, at National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, Togus, Kennebec County, Maine, Thomas was admitted.
  • Upon entering the Veterans' Home, Thomas gave his next-of-kin as one William Brown, of Providence, Rhode Island and said he was single.
  • On 12 Oct 1883, at National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, Togus, Kennebec County, Maine, Thomas was dishonrably discharged for drunkenness and repeated absence without leave.
  • Last Edited: 18 Dec 2014

William Brown

b. between 1839 and 1840
  • Company: B
  • William Brown was born between 1839 - 1840 at Ireland.
  • In 1863 William was living at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1863, William gave his occupation as tailor.

  • On 5 Jul 1863 William mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Conway, Franklin County, Massachusetts.
  • On 22 Jun 1864 William was taken prisoner at Petersburg, Prince George County, Virginia.
  • On 27 Jul 1864 William was transferred from by administrative transfer to the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as "absent prisoner" to.
  • On 24 Aug 1864 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, William Brown was reported among the prisoners, for a total of four commissioned officers and seventy-seven enlisted men.
  • He ended his service as paroled prisoner on 16 May 1865.
  • Last Edited: 20 Aug 2016

Abel Bruce Jr.

b. 22 July 1827, d. 14 January 1892
  • Father: Abel Bruce Sr. b. 15 Mar 1782, d. 25 Jul 1869
  • Mother: Sarah Chaffin b. 24 Sep 1784, d. 12 Feb 1869
  • Company: B
  • Abel Bruce Jr. was born on 22 Jul 1827 at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Abel Bruce Sr. and Sarah Chaffin.
  • On 28 Jan 1849 Abel Bruce Jr., 21, married Elizabeth E. Town at Reading, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
  • In 1861 Abel was living at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Abel gave his occupation as carpenter.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Abel mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 33 years, 11 months and 20 days old.
  • He was declared missing in action on 21 Oct 1861 at The Battle of Ball's Bluff, Leesburg, Virginia.
  • On 30 Oct 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Abel Bruce 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 Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Abel Bruce Jr. 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, Abel Bruce Jr. was listed with 195 other men among the prisoners taken at Ball's Bluff.
  • On 22 Feb 1862 at "The New York Times", New York City, New York, Abel Bruce Jr. 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 15 Dec 1862 Abel ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts at Falmouth, Stafford County, Virginia, due to disability.

  • He made application for a veteran's pension on 17 Feb 1863, and received certificate number 33345.
  • On 12 Sep 1878 Abel and Elizabeth's daughter, Harriet Maria Bruce married Frank W. Lee at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Abel Bruce Jr. and Elizabeth E. Town were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 25 Jun 1880 at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Bruce, Able, 53, carpenter, b. MA (as were all)
    ---, Elizabeth E., 53, wife,
    ---, Clara, 29, son,
    ---, Frank W., 27, son, shoe cutter
    ---, Fred E., 20, son, shoe cutter.
  • On 9 Oct 1883 Abel Bruce Jr. included on the official government pension rolls for Fitchburg and Leominster, as published in the Fitchburg Sentinel.
  • On 28 Jun 1888 at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Abel Bruce Jr. attended a reunion of Company B, The Fusiliers.
  • He was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Co. B, noting that he has spinal paralysis and has been confined to his house for the last ten years.
  • He died on 14 Jan 1892 at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 64 years, 5 months and 23 days old.
  • An obituary for Abel Bruce Jr. was published on 16 Jan 1892 at "The Worcester Daily Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as follows: as follows: "Abel Bruce, a veteran of the war, and brother of Mrs. Frank N. Lee of 140 Summer street, died at Fitchburg, Thursday."
  • He was buried at Laurel Hill Cemetery, Div. 1, Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Snowberry Path.
  • On 27 Jan 1892 Elizabeth E. Town received a pension to surviving family member, in Massachusetts based on Abel's service; receiving certificate 333459.
  • On 28 Jun 1892 at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Abel Bruce Jr. was remembered "in memorium" at the 24th annual reunion of the Company B, 15th Massachusetts, association -- the Fitchburg Fusiliers. (Report from the Fitchburg Sentinel.)
  • On 10 Jul 1892 his daughter, Clara Elizabeth Bruce, died at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 41 unmarried, of exhaustion.
  • On 28 Jun 1900 at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Abel Bruce Jr. was remembered in memorium when his widow attended a reunion of Company B of the 15th Massachusetts. Click icon to read the report in the Fitchburg Sentenel.
  • On 29 Jun 1901 at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Abel Bruce Jr. 's widow attended the 40th reunion of Company B.
  • Last Edited: 16 Apr 2016

Family: Elizabeth E. Town b. between 1826 - 1827

  • Clara Elizabeth Bruce b. 13 Oct 1850, d. 10 Jul 1892
  • Frank W. Bruce b. 29 Sep 1852
  • Harriet Maria Bruce b. 21 Apr 1854
  • Frederic Eugene Bruce b. 16 Aug 1859

Napoleon B. Bruce

b. 25 June 1840, d. 31 July 1920
  • Father: Abner Bruce b. 1805, d. 2 Jun 1861
  • Mother: Laurina Whiting Jones b. 13 Jan 1811
  • Company: B
  • Napoleon B. Bruce was born on 25 Jun 1840 at Mayville, Chautauqua County, New York, son of Abner Bruce and Laurina Whiting Jones.
  • Napoleon B. Bruce was enumerated in the household of Abner Bruce and Laurina Whiting Jones in the 1850 US Federal Census on 12 Aug 1850 at Marietta, Washington County, Ohio, as:
    Abner Bruce, 45, butcher, b. MA
    Laurina W., 43, b. MA
    Abner, Jr., 17, butcher
    Marian B., 14
    **Robert, 12
    **Napoleon B., 10
    Wallace, 6
    Friend, 4 (m.)
    Benardo del Caspeda de, 8/12 (f.)
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Napoleon gave his occupation as mechanic.
  • In 1861 Napoleon was living at Winchendon, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Napoleon B. Bruce and Robert Bruce, brothers, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Co. B.

  • On 2 Dec 1861 Napoleon mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Winchendon, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 21 years, 5 months and 7 days old.
  • On 17 Sep 1862 Napoleon was wounded at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland, on the left arm.
  • On 28 Jul 1864 Napoleon ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts having fulfilled his term of service per G. O. 28.

  • He made application for a veteran's pension on 27 Feb 1872, received certificate number 129736.
  • On 15 Dec 1885 Napoleon B. Bruce, 45, married Leona Belmont Lane, 23, daughter of Josiah Lane and Mary Ellen Knowles, at Rich Hill, Missouri.
  • Napoleon B. Bruce was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Rich Hill, New Home, Bates County, Missouri, as having served in Co. B, 15th massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, noting that he was run over by a wagon train injuring his back.
  • He and Leona Belmont Lane were enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 20 Jun 1900 at Hatton, Adams County, Washington, as:
    Bruce, Napoleon B., b. June 1840, married 15 years, b. NY (of MA parents), farmer
    ---, Leona, wife, b. Oct 1862, all three of her children living, b. Missouri (fath b. TN, mor b. ARK)
    ---, Georgia H., dau, b. Oct 1892 in OR
    ---, T. Holmes, son, b. Sep 1895 in Washington
    ---, Donald, b. Aug 1898 in Washington.
  • Before 1910 Leona Belmont Lane, his wife, died probably, since he is enumerated as a widower in 1910.
  • Napoleon B. Bruce was enumerated in the 1910 US Federal Census on 14 May 1910 at Green Bluff, Spokane County, Washington, a widower with his two sons.
  • He was enumerated in the 1920 US Federal Census on 28 Jan 1920 at Veterans' Home, Yount, Napa County, California, as:
    Bruce, Napoleon B., inmate, 80, b. NY (parents b. MA.)
  • He died on 31 Jul 1920 at Napa, Napa County, California. He was 80 years, 1 month and 6 days old.
  • He was buried in Aug 1920 at Veterans Memorial Grove Cemetery, Yountville, Napa County, California, Sec. F Row 5 Grave 27.
  • Last Edited: 20 Apr 2016

Family: Leona Belmont Lane b. 17 Oct 1862, d. before 1910

  • Georgia Holmes Bruce b. 26 Oct 1892, d. Nov 1978
  • George Holmes Bruce b. 22 Sep 1895, d. 26 Aug 1954
  • Donald Josiah Bruce b. 15 Aug 1898