Ferdinand Chausen

b. between 1833 and 1834
  • Company: B
  • Ferdinand Chausen was born between 1833 - 1834 at Denmark.
  • In 1863 Ferdinand was living at Greenfield, Franklin County, Massachusetts, per MASSCW.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1863, Ferdinand gave his occupation as blacksmith.

  • On 30 Jul 1863 Ferdinand mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Buckland, Franklin County, Massachusetts.
  • On 6 May 1864 Ferdinand was wounded at The Battle of the Wilderness, Spotsylvania County, Virginia.
  • On 27 Jul 1864 Ferdinand ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by administrative transfer to the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry while "absent wounded."

  • Starting 28 Jul 1864, Ferdinand also served in the 20th Massachusetts Infantry, Company E.
  • He ended his service by discharge for disability on 17 Mar 1865.
  • Last Edited: 3 Sep 2012

James Parkman Chenery

b. 28 September 1842, d. 2 July 1863
  • Father: Seth Chenery b. 12 May 1815, d. 5 Jul 1883
  • Mother: Sophia H. Fairbank b. 1815, d. 5 Dec 1843
  • Company: C
  • James Parkman Chenery was born on 28 Sep 1842 at Medfield, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, son of Seth Chenery and Sophia H. Fairbank.
  • On 5 Dec 1843 his mother, Sophia H. Fairbank, died at Medfield, Norfolk County, Massachusetts.
  • About James and Franklin's widowed father, Seth Chenery, remarried to Eliza A. Jones.
  • In 1853 his step-mother, Eliza A. Jones, died.
  • On 26 Oct 1853 James's widowed father, Seth Chenery, remarried to Harriet A. Rice at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • James Parkman Chenery was enumerated in the household of Seth Chenery and Harriet A. Rice in the 1860 US Federal Census on 24 Jul 1860 at Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Seth Chenery, 46, machinist, b. MA (as were all)
    Harriet A., 36
    **James P., 18, printers apprentice
    Sophia E., 14.
  • From the History of Clinton:
    The young men who worked in the "Courant" (newspaper) office during these earlier years of publication have a remarkable war record. They enlisted, one after another, untill every man who had worked there, outside of Mr. Ballard and the regular editors, was in the service of his country. Henry Bowman, Henry Greenwood, William J. Coulter, James A. Bonney and James P. Chenery were in the Light Guard...
  • In 1861 James was living at Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, James gave his occupation as printer.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 James mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as a corporal, being credited to the quota of Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 18 years, 9 months and 14 days old.
  • James Parkman Chenery and Charles E. Holbrook, first cousins, grandsons of Artemas and Clarissa (Holt) Fairbanks, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.
  • On 21 Oct 1861 James was taken prisoner at The Battle of Ball's Bluff, Leesburg, Virginia.
  • On 30 Oct 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, James Parkman Chenery was included, with 304 other men, among "The Killed Wounded and Missing of the Fifteenth Regiment," after Ball's Bluff.
  • On 20 Nov 1861 at "The Worcester Daily Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, James P. Cheney was listed with 195 other men among the prisoners taken at Ball's Bluff.
  • On 17 Sep 1862 his first cousin, Charles E. Holbrook, died at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland, at age 20.
  • On 1 Jan 1863, James was promoted to Corporal.
  • He died on 2 Jul 1863 at The Battle of Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania, unmarried. He was 20 years, 9 months and 4 days old.
  • On 22 Jul 1863 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, James Parkman Chenery was listed as a casualty of Gettysburg.
  • In A Vast Sea of Misery:A History and Guide to the Union and Confederate Field Hospitals at Gettysburg, July 1, 1863-November 20, 1863, by Gregory A. Coco, 1988, Thomas Publications, the following is found:
    Cpl. James P. Cheney, Company C, shot in the head, killed July 2, buried in the lot near the Second Corps aid station on the Peter Frey Farm, age 19.
  • He was memorialized at Vine Lake Cemetery, Medfield, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, Plot: Section 16, Lot 042, #4, cenotaph only.
  • Franklin Artemas Chenery, his brother, killed in action with the 36th Massachusetts Infantry, survived James and died on 3 Jun 1864 at Cold Harbor, Hanover County, Virginia, at age 24.
  • On 26 Nov 1873 James and Franklin's sister, Sophia E. Chenery, married John L. Sweet at Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • In Oct 1879 Seth Chenery applied for a pension to surviving family member, based on James's service; his father,with application number 252606, but no certificate is recorded.
  • Seth, his father, outlived James and died on 5 Jul 1883 at Shrewsbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 68.
  • In 1896, James was included in "The History of Clinton, Massachusetts."
  • A photograph or image of James Parkman Chenery is located at The American Antiquarian Society, Worcester, Massachusetts, according to their website.
  • Last Edited: 9 Sep 2016

James Perry Chenery

b. 9 May 1843, d. 2 March 1863
  • Father: Richard Chenery b. 1817
  • Mother: Sarah Anis Peck b. 29 Aug 1819, d. 23 Nov 1864
  • Company: 1_SS
  • James Perry Chenery was born on 9 May 1843 at Sunderland, Franklin County, Massachusetts, son of Richard Chenery and Sarah Anis Peck.
  • James Perry Chenery was enumerated in the household of Dr. Gustavus D. Peck and Sally Perry in the 1850 US Federal Census on 6 Aug 1850 at Northampton, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, as:
    G. D. Peck, 63, phyician, b. MA
    Sally, 61
    A. Perry, 33, druggist
    Sarah A. Chenery, 30,
    Charles R., 9, b. WIS
    **James P. C., 7, b. WIS
    Leonard, 4, b. MA
    Wm. Bowman, 23, clerk, b. MA
    Mary Rowe, 24, b. Ireland.
  • James Perry Chenery was enumerated in the household of Richard Chenery and Sarah Anis Peck in the 1860 US Federal Census on 27 Jun 1860 at Sacramento, Sacramento County, California, as:
    Rich'd Chenery, 43, contractor, personal estate $20,000, b. MA
    Sarah A., 41, b. MA
    Chas. E., 19, clerk, b. Wis
    **Jas P., 17, b. Wis
    Leonard, 14, b. MA
    J. M. Breedlove, 38 (m.), bartender, b. LA.
  • In 1862 James was living at Northampton, Hampshire County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment, James gave his occupation as Student.

  • On 18 Mar 1862 James Perry Chenery mustered into service with the 1st Company Massachusetts Sharpshooters. He was 18 years, 10 months and 9 days old.
  • On 28 Nov 1862 James ended military service with the 1st Massachusetts Sharpshooters by discharge for promotion.

  • He died on 2 Mar 1863 at Northampton, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, unmarried, of Chickahomeny Fever (chronic diarrhoea), contracted in the Army of the Potomac. He was 19 years, 9 months and 21 days old.
  • He was buried in Mar 1863 at Bridge Street Cemetery, Northampton, Hampshire County, Massachusetts.
  • He's surviving family was enumerated in the household of Richard Chenery in the 1870 US Federal Census on 8 Jul 1870 at San Francisco, San Francisco County, California, fath and bro as:
    Chenery, Richard, 53, merchant (wh?) b. MA
    ---, Leonard, 24, Lt. U. S. N., b. MA.
  • Last Edited: 9 Sep 2016

Herbert L. Cheney

b. 23 June 1845, d. 24 December 1922
  • Father: George Cheney b. 27 Oct 1814, d. 16 Sep 1849
  • Mother: Susan M. Woodbury b. 13 Oct 1817, d. Dec 1898
  • Company: D
  • Herbert L. Cheney was born on 23 Jun 1845 at Holden, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of George Cheney and Susan M. Woodbury.
  • On 16 Sep 1849 his father, George Cheney, died at Holden, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 34.
  • On 7 Jul 1850 Herbert's widowed mother, Susan M. Woodbury, remarried to Luke Stratton, 32, at Paxton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a second marriage for both.
  • Herbert L. Cheney was enumerated in the household of Luke Stratton and Susan M. Woodbury in the 1850 US Federal Census on 17 Sep 1850 at Paxton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Luke Stratton, 39, blacksmith, b. MA (as were all in the household)
    Susan Cheney, 32
    George F., 10
    **Herbert L., 5
    John F. Woodbury, 23, blacksmith.
  • In 1861 Herbert was living at Paxton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Herbert gave his occupation as shoemaker.

  • On 26 Nov 1861 Herbert mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Paxton, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 16 years, 5 months and 3 days old.
  • On 27 Jul 1864 Herbert ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by transfer to the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.

  • Starting 28 Jul 1864, Herbert also served in the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company "E."
  • He ended his service by discharge on 12 Dec 1864.
  • On 26 Aug 1865 Herbert L. Cheney, 20, married Julia Ann Earle, 20, daughter of Carlo Homer Earle and Louisa A. Allen, at Paxton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Herbert L. Cheney and Julia Ann Earle were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 7 Jun 1870 at Paxton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, with daughter Emma, where he is a boot bottomer.
  • On 14 May 1879 Julia Ann Earle, his wife, died at Athol, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 34.
  • On 18 Jan 1883 Herbert L. Cheney, 37, married Mary E. Cushing, 35, daughter of Asa Swain and Charlotte R. Philips, at Gardner, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a second marriage for both. She was the widow of Henry Cushing.
  • Herbert L. Cheney made application for a veteran's pension on 1 Dec 1887.
  • On 6 Nov 1889 Herbert and Julia's daughter, Emma E. Cheney married William R. Trites at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Herbert L. Cheney was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as having served in the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, company E, but there is no mention of his service with the 15th Massachusetts.
  • He and Mary E. Swain were enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 13 Jun 1900 at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Cheney, Herbert L., head, June 1845, married 17 years, b. MA, occupation shoe ???, they live in a rented home
    ---, Mary E., wife, July 1847, her one child is still living, b. MA.
  • On 23 Apr 1903 Mary E. Swain, his wife, died at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 55 survived by her husband, a son, Walter Cushing, and a step-daughter, Mrs. Trites.
  • On 21 Oct 1903 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Herbert L. Cheney attended the 37th annual regimental reunion with some eighty other veterans.
  • On 24 Nov 1904 Herbert L. Cheney, 59, married Fannie E. Atwood, 47, daughter of Henry J. Atwood and Almira B. Bowne, at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a third for him and the first for her.
  • Herbert L. Cheney and Fannie E. Atwood were enumerated in the 1910 US Federal Census on 22 Apr 1910 at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Cheney, Herbert L. head, 69, married five years, b. MA (of MA parents), shoe repair
    ---, Fanny E., wife, 53, no children, b. MA (fat b. NH, more b. MA.)
  • Herbert L. Cheney and Fannie E. Atwood were enumerated in the 1920 US Federal Census in Jun 1920 at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, where he is retired, and they have an "adopted daughter", Alice R., age 10 b. MA living with them.
  • Herbert L. Cheney died on 24 Dec 1922 at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 77 years, 6 months and 1 day old.
  • He was buried on 25 Dec 1922 at Evergreen Cemetery, Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as reported:
    The funeral of Herbert L. Cheney was held from his home, 112 Central street, Sunday afternoon with services conducted by Rev. Nathan H. Gist. Mr. Cheney was a veteran of the Civil War and a native of Holden. He was a member of Charles H. Stevens post, G. A. R., and a delegation of veterans attended his funeral. (Fitchburg Sentinel, 26 December 1922.)
  • On 11 Jan 1923 Fannie E. Atwood received a pension to surviving family member in Massachusetts based on Herbert's service; his wife, receiving certificate number 931435 (last digit of year badly smeared.)
  • Fannie, his wife, outlived Herbert and died on 4 Feb 1947 at age 90.
  • Last Edited: 21 Aug 2016

Family 1: Julia Ann Earle b. 27 Dec 1844, d. 14 May 1879

  • Emma E. Cheney b. Sep 1869

Family 2: Mary E. Swain b. Jul 1847, d. 23 Apr 1903

Family 3: Fannie E. Atwood b. 27 Nov 1856, d. 4 Feb 1947

Richard Watson Cheney

b. 27 December 1838, d. 22 August 1885
  • Father: Leonard Cheney b. between 1806 - 1807, d. after 1880
  • Mother: Lucinda H. Bass b. between 1811 - 1812, d. 1894
  • Company: E
  • Richard Watson Cheney was born on 27 Dec 1838 at Dudley, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Leonard Cheney and Lucinda H. Bass.
  • Richard Watson Cheney was enumerated in the household of Leonard Cheney and Lucinda H. Bass in the 1850 US Federal Census on 6 Sep 1850 at Southbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Leonard Cheney, 41, day watch, b. MA
    Lucinda H., 38, b. NY
    **Richard W., 11, b. MA
    Arsinoe B., 9, b. MA
    Flavius J., 7, b. MA
    Gustavus A., 3, b. MA.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Richard gave his occupation as machinist.

  • On 30 Jul 1861 Richard mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Southbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 22 years, 7 months and 3 days old.
  • On 24 Oct 1862 Richard ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to disability.

  • Starting 29 Jul 1863, Richard also served in the 2nd Massachusetts Heavy Artillery, Co. B.
  • He ended his service with the 2nd MA HA, due to disability on 14 Jul 1865.
  • In 1879 Richard was living at Southbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 28 Jun 1879 at Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Richard Watson Cheney attended the 12th annual reunion of Company E, 15th Massachusetts Infantry.
  • He was enumerated in the household of Leonard Cheney and Lucinda H. Bass in the 1880 US Federal Census on 1 Jun 1880 at Southbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Cheney, Leonard, 78, works in woolen mill, b. MA
    ---, Lucinda, 68, wife, b. NY
    **---, Richard W., 42, son, single, clerk in store, b. MA
    ---, Gustavis A., 32, son, married, florist (no wife enumerated), b. MA
    Cady, (Mrs.) Newton C., 28, daur, widow, dressmaker, b. MA
    ---, Charles L., 4, grandson, b. MA.
  • On 13 May 1885, at National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, Togus, Kennebec County, Maine, Richard was admitted.
  • He died on 22 Aug 1885 at National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers (Togus Hospital), Augusta, Kennebec County, Maine, unmarried. He was 46 years, 7 months and 26 days old.
  • He was buried in Aug 1885 at Togus National Cemetery, Togus, Kennebec County, Maine, as a member of the 2nd MA HA.
  • In 1894 his mother, Lucinda H. Bass, died at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • In 1914 Richard Watson Cheney was included on the Civil War memorial at Southbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Last Edited: 17 Apr 2016

George G. Childs

b. 23 July 1838, d. 5 November 1909
  • Father: Gardner Childs b. between 1812 - 1813
  • Mother: Fanny Goulding b. 2 Aug 1816
  • Company: D
  • George G. Childs was born on 23 Jul 1838 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Gardner Childs and Fanny Goulding.
  • George G. Childs was enumerated in the household of Gardner Childs and Fanny Goulding in the 1850 US Federal Census on 10 Sep 1850 at Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, as:
    Gardner Childs, 38, car maker, b. ME
    Fanny, 34, b. MA
    **George G., 12, b. MA
    Lucy M., 7, b. MA
    Emma F., 1, b. CT
    Rosanne Morgan, 19, b. PA.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, George gave his occupation as carriage maker, in Ford's history, and mechanic in the MASSCW.
  • In 1861 George was living at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 George mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 22 years, 11 months and 19 days old.
  • George G. Childs and Edwin Goulding, first cousins, and grandsons of Clark Goulding, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Co. D.
  • On 9 Jan 1862 George ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by transfer to the U. S. Navy, Western Flotilla.

  • On 22 Feb 1862 George was transferred to the Navy, serving on U. S. S. Judge Torrence.
  • On 18 Jun 1862 George was transferred to the Clara Dolsen.
  • Starting 1 Oct 1862, George also served in the the U. S. Navy by enlistment, after transfer of the Western Gunboat Flotilla to the Navy. Thereafter, he served on the U. S. S. General Pillow and again the Clara Dolsen .
  • He ended his service with the Navy as a Seaman on the Clara Dolsen by discharge on 8 Aug 1863 at Cairo, Alexander County, Illinois.
  • On 3 Oct 1865 George G. Childs, 27, married Rebecca Stewart, 23, daughter of Charles Stuart and Margaret [--?--], at Thompson, Windham County, Connecticut.
  • On 28 Dec 1869 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, George cut off the index finger of his left hand at the middle joint while working at a circular saw.
  • He and Rebecca Stewart were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 1 Jul 1870 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as a cabinet maker, with his eldest child, Frank.
  • George G. Childs was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Hyde Park, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company D.
  • He made application for a veteran's pension in Jan 1891, for his service in the Navy, and received certificate number 18554.
  • On 15 Jun 1898 George and Rebecca's daughter, Georgianna A. Childs married Gustavus T. Peterson at Hyde Park, Norfolk County, Massachusetts.
  • George G. Childs and Rebecca Stewart were enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census in Jun 1900 at Hyde Park, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, as:
    Childs, George, head, b. July 1838, married 35 years, b. MA (as were his parents), cabinet maker
    ---, Rebecca S., wife, b. Jan 1842, all four of her children are living
    ---, Frank S., son, b. Feb 1867 in MA
    ---, Ada F., dau, b. Apr 1874 in MA.
  • In 1909 George G. Childs was a carpenter.
  • He died on 5 Nov 1909 at Milton, Norfolk County, Massachusetts. He was 71 years, 3 months and 13 days old.
  • He was buried on 8 Nov 1909 at Hope Cemetery, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Sec. 36, where his wife would later join him.
  • On 29 Jan 1910 Rebecca Stewart received a pension to surviving family member based on George's service; in the Navy, his wife, receiving certificate number 21278, for $12 per month.
  • He's surviving family was enumerated in the household of Frank S. Childs in the 1910 US Federal Census on 5 May 1910 at Milton, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, as:
    Childs, Frank, 40, single, b. MA, clerk, post office
    ---, Rebecca, mother, 68, widow, all four of her children living, b. Scotland
    ---, Ada, sister, 35, single, b. MA, school teacher.
  • On 27 Oct 1910 George G. Childs was reported as deceased at the 44th regimental reunion.
  • Rebecca, his wife, outlived George and died on 26 Aug 1919 at age 77.
  • On 22 Sep 1919, Rebecca Stewart was dropped from the pension rolls.
  • Last Edited: 17 Apr 2016

Family: Rebecca Stewart b. 6 Jan 1842, d. 26 Aug 1919

  • Frank S. Childs b. 22 Feb 1866
  • Georgianna A. Childs b. 15 Jun 1872
  • Ada Isabel Childs b. 10 Apr 1874
  • William G. Childs b. 17 Jul 1875

Peter Christenson

b. 1826, d. 15 July 1864
  • Company: B
  • Peter Christenson was born about in 1826 at Denmark.
  • In 1863 Peter was living at Weymouth, Norfolk County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1863, Peter gave his occupation as blacksmith.

  • On 30 Jul 1863 Peter mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Weymouth, Norfolk County, Massachusetts. He was 37 years old.
  • He died on 15 Jul 1864 at Andersonville, Sumter County, Georgia, of disease as a prisoner of war. He was 38 years old.
  • On 27 Jul 1864 Peter ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by administrative transfer to the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as "absent prisoner."

  • He was buried at Andersonville National Cemetery, Andersonville, Sumter County, Georgia, grave # 3344.
  • Last Edited: 20 Aug 2016

Alfred B. Church

b. 29 October 1831, d. 31 July 1892
  • Father: Alfred Church b. 1805
  • Mother: Rebecca [--?--] b. between 1810 - 1811
  • Company: B
  • Alfred B. Church was born on 29 Oct 1831 at Cranston, Providence County, Rhode Island, son of Alfred Church and Rebecca [--?--].
  • His father, Alfred Church, died apparently.
  • Alfred's widowed mother, Rebecca [--?--], remarried to David Putnam.
  • Alfred B. Church was enumerated in the household of David Putnam and Rebecca Putnam in the 1850 US Federal Census on 8 Aug 1850 at Smithfield, Providence County, Rhode Island, as:
    David Putnam, 48, scythe maker, b. MA
    Rebecca, 39, b. MA (his mother)
    Philander, 16, scythe maker, b. MA
    Corns (?), 6, b. MA
    William R. Church, 20, scythe maker, b. RI
    **Alfred B. Church, 18, scythe maker, b. RI
    Rhoda Church,11, b. RI.
  • On 26 Mar 1853 Alfred B. Church, 21, married Frances [--?--] at Cumberland, Providence County, Rhode Island.
  • Alfred B. Church and Frances [--?--] were enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 21 Jun 1860 at Cumberland, Providence County, Rhode Island, as:
    Alfred B. Church, 28, laborer on R. R., b. RI
    Francis, 30 (f), b. RI
    living nextdoor:
    Rebecca Church, 49, housekeeper, b. MA
    Fred, 6, b. MA
    Rhoda, 21, domestic, b. RI.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Alfred gave his occupation as scythe maker.
  • In 1861 Alfred was living at Woonsocket, Providence County, Rhode Island.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Alfred mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Woonsocket, Providence County, Rhode Island. He was 29 years, 8 months and 13 days old.
  • On 1 Jan 1862 Alfred was promoted to Corporal.
  • On 7 Jan 1863 Alfred ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to disability.

  • On 20 Aug 1863 Alfred B. Church, 31, married Cynthia Augusta Jewett, 35, daughter of Dr. Stephen Jewett and Hannah Barker, at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a second marriage for him and the first for her.
  • Alfred B. Church and Cynthia Augusta Jewett were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 14 Jul 1870 at Woonsocket, Providence County, Rhode Island, as:
    Church, Alfred B., 38, policeman, b. RI
    ---, Cynthia, 42, b. NH
    ---, Rebecca, 59, b. MA
    ---, Fred J., 16, works in woolen mills, b. MA
    Carder, Rhoda A., 31, b. RI
    ---, Waldo E., 3, b. RI.
  • Alfred B. Church and Cynthia Augusta Jewett were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census in 1880 at Woonsocket, Providence County, Rhode Island, where he is Chief Of Police. No children are enumerated in the household. Also enumerated -- Rhoda A. CARTER (his sister), 41, widowed, b. RI, and Waldo E. CARTER, 13, b. RI.
  • In Jun 1886 Alfred was living at Woonsocket, Providence County, Rhode Island.
  • He made application at Rhode Island for a veteran's pension before 1890.
  • He died on 31 Jul 1892 at East Woonsocket, Providence County, Rhode Island. He was 60 years, 9 months and 2 days old.
  • An obituary for Alfred B. Church was published on 1 Aug 1892 at "The Fitchburg Sentinel", Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as follows:
    Death of a 15th Regiment Veteran
    Alfred B. Church, for 10 years chief of police of Woonsocket, R. I., died of paralysis at East Woonsocket, on Sunday afternoon, at the age of 61 years.
    Mr. Church was a resident of Fitchburg for several years previous to the breaking out of the civil war, and was employed at Edwin Richardson's scythe shop at South Fitchburg. He served as corporal in Company B, 15th Mass. regiment from July 12, 1861, when the regiment was mustered into the United State service, till Jan. 7, 1863, when he was discharged for disability. He was a deputy sheriff at the time of his death having held the office for many years. Mr. Church was finely developed, possessed dauntless courage and must have had an iron constitution to have undergone such sufferings as he endured.
    After Gen. McClellan's retreat to Harrisons's Landing, subsequent to the Seven Days' Battle before Richmond, Mr. Church responded to a call for volunteers to assist in loading ammunition upon the transports. The severe labor in the hot sun brought on a fever and when on the march down the Peninsula, Mr. Church fell out of the ranks and finally dropped exhausted by the side of a spring where he laid for 15 days with a raging fever before he was discovered and removed to a hospital. He had a tin cup with which he could reach water from the spring to slake his thurst. The disability caused by this sickness secured his discharge from the service the following winter.
    In 1872 Mr. Church was severely wounded while in the discharge of his duty as chief of police. A liquor dealer flourished a revolver and defied any officer to arrest him. Word was sent to Chief Church and when he appeared upon the scene the man declared he would shoot him if he dared attempt to arrest him. Mr. Church siezed him, but was shot in the body, the ball going toward the left side, but he secured his prisoner. This was a year after James Fiske, Jr., was shot by Stokes and Mr. Church's wound was precisely like Fiske's.
    Mr. Church's dauntless courage carried him through the severe suffering which necessacerily followed so serous a wound, but his left side has troubled him ever since he was shot, and the injury may have contributed to induce paralysis of the left side, of which he died.
    Mr. Church leaves a widow who was a daughter of the late Dr. Stephen Jewett; also a sister, Mrs. R. A. Carter, who lived with him at Woonsocket, and one brother, Fred Church of South Royalston.
  • He was buried in Aug 1892 at Slatersville Cemetery, North Smithfield, Providence County, Rhode Island, where his wife would later join him.
  • On 15 Aug 1892 Cynthia Augusta Jewett received a pension to surviving family member, in Rhode Island based on Alfred's service; receiving certificate 367350.
  • Cynthia Augusta Jewett, his wife, survived Alfred and died on 24 Dec 1908 at age 81 and was buried at Slatersville Cemetery, North Smithfield, Providence County, Rhode Island.
  • Last Edited: 17 Apr 2016

Family 1: Frances [--?--] b. between 1829 - 1830

Family 2: Cynthia Augusta Jewett b. 12 Oct 1827, d. 24 Dec 1908

Charles Claflin

b. 29 August 1841, d. 20 June 1909
  • Father: Harrison Gray Claflin b. 6 May 1810, d. 14 Oct 1888
  • Mother: Betsey R. Towne b. 11 Dec 1811, d. 11 Sep 1853
  • Company: G
  • Charles Claflin was born on 29 Aug 1841 at Hopkinton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, son of Harrison Gray Claflin and Betsey R. Towne.
  • Charles Claflin was enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 13 Jul 1860 at Millbury P. O., Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    **Charles Claflin, 19, shoemaker, b. MA
    Walter H. Claflin, 23, shoemaker, b.MA
    living in the home of:
    John M. Newton, 47, shoemaker, b. MA, and his wife Sarah A., b. VT. (Note: Walter H. Claflin was living with this same family in 1850, but not Charles.)
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Charles gave his occupation as shoemaker.
  • In 1861 Charles was living at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Charles Claflin and Frederick C. Margerum, future brothers-in-law, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry enlisting in Co. G.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Charles mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 19 years, 10 months and 13 days old.
  • On 25 Aug 1861 Charles ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by discharge (Note: he appears to have been determined physically unfit at this time.)

  • On 23 Mar 1862 Charles Claflin, 20, married Catherine E. Margerum, daughter of Charles Margerum and Catherine Skillman, at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Starting 6 Jan 1864, Charles also served in the 4th Massachusetts Cavalry, Company C.
  • He ended his service with the 4th MA Cavalry by discharge on 1 Apr 1865.
  • He made application for a veteran's pension on 1 Sep 1866, and received certificate 75636.
  • He and Catherine E. Margerum were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 15 Aug 1870 at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Claflin, Charles, 29, works in shoe shop, b. MA (as were all in family)
    ---, Cate E., 24,
    ---, Frederick E., 7
    ---, Charles W., 4.
  • Charles Claflin and Catherine E. Margerum were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census in Jun 1880 at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, with his wife and sons, where he is a dealer in colfs (?).
  • Charles Claflin was butcher.
  • He died on 20 Jun 1909 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of heart disease. He was 67 years, 9 months and 22 days old.
  • He was buried on 22 Jun 1909 at Hope, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 22 Jun 1909 Catherine E. Margerum received a pension to surviving family member in Massachusetts based on Charles's service; his wife, received certificate 685570.
  • Catherine, his wife, outlived Charles and died on 23 Dec 1911 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Last Edited: 27 May 2016

Family: Catherine E. Margerum b. 1842, d. 23 Dec 1911

  • Frederick E. Claflin b. 27 May 1863, d. 29 Apr 1904
  • Charles W. Claflin b. between 1865 - 1866

John Clancy

b. between 1837 and 1838
  • Company: H
  • John Clancy was born between 1837 - 1838 at Ireland.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, John gave his occupation as bootmaker.
  • In 1861 John was living at Upton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 John mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Upton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 21 Oct 1861 John was taken prisoner at The Battle of Ball's Bluff, Leesburg, Virginia.
  • On 25 Oct 1861, at Richmond, Richmond County, Virginia, John was confined to prison.
  • On 30 Oct 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, John Clancy 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, John Clancy was listed with 195 other men among the prisoners taken at Ball's Bluff.
  • On 22 Feb 1862 at "The New York Times", New York City, New York, John Clancy 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 20 Oct 1862 John ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to disability.

  • He made application for a veteran's pension in Aug 1883, with application number 492472, but no certificate is recorded.
  • He made application at Massachusetts for a veteran's pension on 13 Aug 1883, but no certificate number is given.
  • Last Edited: 8 Oct 2012

Henry H. Clapp

b. 21 January 1844, d. 13 August 1886
  • Father: George A. Clapp b. 10 Feb 1804, d. 20 Mar 1886
  • Mother: Betsey Bartlett b. between 1803 - 1804, d. 13 Jul 1850
  • Company: I
  • Henry H. Clapp was born on 21 Jan 1844 at Dudley, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of George A. Clapp and Betsey Bartlett.
  • On 13 Jul 1850 his mother, Betsey Clapp, died at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of consumption.
  • On 10 Oct 1850 Henry's widowed father, George A. Clapp, remarried to Susan Lord at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, in a second marriage for him and the first for her.
  • Henry H. Clapp was enumerated in the household of George A. Clapp and Susan Lord in the 1860 US Federal Census on 4 Jul 1860 at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Geo. Clapp, 56, shoemaker, b. CT
    Susan, 44, b. ME (step-mother)
    **Henry H., 16, b. MA
    Emma, 14, b. MA
    Lucina E., 7, b. MA
    Wm. A., 3, b. MA
    Patric Haley, 17, shoemaker, b. Ireland.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Henry gave his occupation as shoemaker.

  • On 15 May 1861 Henry mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 17 years, 3 months and 24 days old.
  • On 22 Aug 1861, Horace Clapp, his brother, was enlisted in the 21st Massachusetts Infantry; he returned home in 1864.
  • On 21 Oct 1861 Henry was taken prisoner at The Battle of Ball's Bluff, Leesburg, Virginia.
  • John Floyd Maley wrote a letter to The Webster Times, listing his fellow prisoners, on 27 Oct 1861 from Richmond, Virginia, mentioning Henry H. Clapp, as follows.
  • On 30 Oct 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Henry H. Clapp was included, with 304 other men, among "The Killed Wounded and Missing of the Fifteenth Regiment," after Ball's Bluff.
  • On 2 Nov 1861 at "The Webster Weekley Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Henry H. Clapp was listed as a Company I casualty of Ball's Bluff.
  • On 9 Nov 1861 Henry H. Clapp 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 20 Nov 1861 at "The Worcester Daily Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Henry H. Clapp was listed with 195 other men among the prisoners taken at Ball's Bluff.
  • John Floyd Maley wrote a letter to The Webster Times on 29 Dec 1861 from Richmond, Virginia, mentioning Henry H. Clapp, as follows.
  • On 15 Jan 1862 Henry H. Clapp was mentioned in the Worcester Spy (Volume 91 #3) as follows:
    There were 175 prisoners sent further south last week, two from our company, Sergeant Taft of Worcester, and Rufus Corbin of Webster. Geo.W. Lewis and Henry Clapp received letters from home today.
  • On 7 Jul 1862, George A. Clapp, his brother, was enlisted in the 34th Massachusetts Infantry, rising eventually to Lieutenant, and returning home at the end of the war.
  • On 17 Dec 1862, Henry was gained from prison.
  • On 27 Jul 1864 Henry ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by transfer to the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.

  • Henry also served in the 20th Massachusetts and Co. A of the 1st RI HA.
  • Henry H. Clapp married Emma [--?--].
  • Henry H. Clapp and Emma [--?--] were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 11 Jun 1870 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Clapp, Henry H., 26, "laster", b. MA
    ---, Emma, 21, b. CT
    ---,Ella F., 5/12, b. MA (Dec.)
  • Before 1880 his daughter, Ella F. Clapp, died.
  • Henry H. Clapp and Emma [--?--] were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 22 Jun 1880 at Dudley, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Clapp, Henry, 36, (no occupation given), b. MA
    ---, Emma, 35, wife, b. CT
    ---, George, 9, son, b. CT
    ---, Emma, 2, dau, b. CT.
  • Henry H. Clapp made application for a veteran's pension on 15 Apr 1885, with application number 53794, but no certificate is recorded.
  • He died on 13 Aug 1886 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of paralysis.
    "Henry Clapp of this town (Webster), late of Company I, 15th Massachusetts volunteers, died at the Insane Hospital at Worceser, Friday. The funeral took place Sunday, Aug. 15, in charge of Nathaniel Lyon Post 61, G. A. R." (Worcester Daily Spy, 16 Aug 1886)
    . He was 42 years, 6 months and 23 days old.
  • He was buried in Aug 1886 at Grove Street Cemetery, Putnam, Windham County, Connecticut.
  • An obituary for Henry H. Clapp was published on 20 Aug 1886 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as follows:
    Mr. Henry Clapp, late of Company I. 15th Massachusetts Volunteers, died of paralysis last Friday at the Insane Hospital in Worcester. His funeral took place Sunday at Putnam and Nathaniel Lyon Post 61, G. A. G., of this town, of which the deceased was a member, was conveyed to Putnam in Dandurand's bus and took charge of the services. Chaplain Pliny may conducted the burial. (Volume XXVIII # 25.)
  • Emma Clapp was enumerated as the widow of Henry H. Clapp, of the 15th Massachusetts, in the 1890 Veterans' Schedules of the US Federal Census in Jun 1890 at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 4 Jul 1907 Henry H. Clapp 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: 8 Apr 2016

Family: Emma [--?--] b. May 1850, d. after 1910

  • Ella F. Clapp b. 27 Dec 1869, d. before 1880
  • George Clapp b. between 1870 - 1871
  • Emma Clapp b. between 1877 - 1878

Owen Clapp

b. 22 March 1833, d. 7 December 1928

Owen Clapp
  • Father: Paul Clapp b. 26 Jan 1791, d. 26 Dec 1852
  • Mother: Lydia Bates b. about 1805, d. 5 May 1844
  • Company: F
  • Owen Clapp was born on 22 Mar 1833 at South Scituate, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, son of Paul Clapp and Lydia Bates.
  • On 5 May 1844 his mother, Lydia Bates, died at Scituate, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.
  • On 14 Jul 1844 Owen's widowed father, Paul Clapp, remarried to Sarah Porter at Scituate, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.
  • Owen Clapp was enumerated in the household of Paul Clapp and Sarah Porter in the 1850 US Federal Census on 3 Sep 1850 at South Scituate, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, as:
    Paul Clapp, 60, blacksmith, $900 in realestate, b. MA as were all
    Sarah, 58
    Oris, 21, clerk
    **Owen, 17.
  • On 17 Nov 1855 Owen Clapp, 22, married Cordelia Ann Sherman, 19, daughter of Stephen Sherman and Sylvia Damon, at Marshfield, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.
  • Owen Clapp and Cordelia Ann Sherman were enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 12 Jul 1860 at Marshfield, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, where he is a housewright, with assets of $100.
  • In 1862 Owen was living at South Scituate, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1862, Owen gave his occupation as butcher.

  • On 11 Aug 1862 Owen mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Scituate, Plymouth County, Massachusetts. He was 29 years, 4 months and 20 days old.
  • On 20 Sep 1862 Owen was promoted to Corporal.
  • On 1 Nov 1863 Owen was promoted to Sergeant.
  • In 1864 Owen was wounded at a place unspecified in the MASSCW.
  • On 28 Jul 1864 Owen ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts having fulfilled his term of service under the terms of G. O. 28, by which men enlisted for the remainder of the term of service of the orginal members of the regiment.

  • After 1865, at Whitman, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, Owen was a member of the David A. Russell Post # 78, GAR.
  • He and Cordelia Ann Sherman were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 12 Jun 1880 at South Abington, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, as:
    Clapp, Owen, 47, carpenter, b. MA (as were all in the household)
    ---, Cordelia A., 43, wife
    ---, Emma J., 23, daur, single, works in ??
    ---, Lizzie W., 22, daur, single
    ---, Oscar H., 19, son, works in boot shop
    ---, Eldon S., 13, son
    Blondin, Charles, 27, boarder, single, runs McKay ??
    Montague, John, 27, boarder, works in boot and shoe fac (his future son-in-law)
    Bailey, Theodore, 22, boarder,
    Groves, Henry, 28, boarder, married, works in boot and shoe factory
    ---, Jennie F., 27, boarder.
  • On 12 Sep 1880 Owen and Cordelia's daughter, Lizzie Waterman Clapp married John Henry Montague at South Abington, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Between 1889 - 1890 Owen was living at Brockton, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, where he is a carpenter, living at 232 Warren Avenue in 1889 and by 1890, they had moved to 80 Winthrop.
  • He was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Brockton, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company F.
  • He made application at Massachusetts for a veteran's pension on 4 Aug 1890, and received certificate number 626210.
  • He and Cordelia Ann Sherman were enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 5 Jun 1900 at Brockton, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, as:
    Owen Clapp, head, b. Mar 1833, married 45 years, he's a fruit peddler, out of work 5 months in the last year, they live in a rented home
    Cordelia A., wife, b. Jan 1836, of her 4 children, all are still living.
  • On 21 Oct 1903 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Owen Clapp attended the 37th annual regimental reunion with some eighty other veterans.
  • He and Cordelia Ann Sherman were enumerated in the 1920 US Federal Census on 5 Jan 1920 at Brockton, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, where their daughter, Emma, is living with them.
  • On 13 Apr 1921 Cordelia Ann Sherman, his wife, died at Brockton, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, at age 85.
  • Owen Clapp died on 7 Dec 1928 at Brockton, Plymouth County, Massachusetts. He was 95 years, 8 months and 15 days old.
  • He was buried in Dec 1928 at Mount Zion Cemetery, Whitman, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, with his wife.
  • Last Edited: 8 Apr 2016

Family: Cordelia Ann Sherman b. 20 Jan 1836, d. 13 Apr 1921

  • Emma Isabel Clapp b. 2 Nov 1856
  • Lizzie Waterman Clapp b. 6 Dec 1857, d. 1915
  • Oscar Haven Clapp b. 26 Nov 1860, d. after 1940
  • Eldon Sherman Clapp b. 15 Jul 1866, d. 6 Mar 1954
  • Winfred Clapp b. Aug 1878, d. 7 Sep 1878
  • Johnnie T. Clapp b. 1 Mar 1882, d. 21 Jan 1883

Philo Clapp

b. 26 May 1806, d. 10 April 1886
  • Father: Seth Clapp b. 12 Aug 1774, d. 30 Mar 1845
  • Mother: Anna Cantral b. 1777, d. 28 Feb 1841
  • Company: 1_SS
  • Philo Clapp was born on 26 May 1806 at Deerfield, Franklin County, Massachusetts, son of Seth Clapp and Anna Cantral.
  • On 26 Jan 1831 Philo Clapp, 24, married Flora Wetherbee, 23, daughter of Reuben Wetherbee and Rebecca Gates, at Bolton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Philo Clapp and Flora Wetherbee were enumerated in the 1850 US Federal census on 29 Aug 1850 at Bolton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Philo Clapp, 44, farm labor, b. MA (sic) (as were all)
    Flora, 42
    Lydia M., 18
    Delia A., 13
    Julia E., 11
    Rebecca, 9
    Flora, 6
    Reuben W., 4
    Philo, 2.
  • Philo Clapp and Flora Wetherbee were enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 1 Jun 1860 at Harvard, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Philo Clapp, 54, pump maker, b. MA (sic) (as were all)
    Flora, 52
    Lydia M., 24
    Delia A., 23
    Julia Emma, 21
    Reuben W., 13
    Philo, 12
    Seth, 8
    John, 5.
  • At the time of his enlistment, Philo gave his occupation as Pump Maker.
  • In 1862 Philo was living at Stow, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
  • On 1 Aug 1862 Reuben W. Clapp, his son, age 18, enlisted in Company G, of the 36th Mass Inf.

  • On 20 Sep 1862 Philo Clapp mustered into service with the 1st Company Massachusetts Sharpshooters. He was 56 years, 3 months and 25 days old.
  • On 6 Feb 1863 Philo ended military service with the 1st Massachusetts Sharpshooters at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, by discharge for disability.

  • On 3 Sep 1863 Philo and Flora's daughter, Flora W. Clapp married Horace B. Hovey at Groton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
  • Philo Clapp and Flora Wetherbee were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 15 Aug 1870 at Bolton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Clapp, Philo, 66, pump maker, b. MA (as were all)
    ---, Flora, 62
    ---, Lydia, 35, dressmaker
    ---, Delia A., 33, house helper
    ---, Reuben R., 25, no occuation
    ---, Seth, 19, pump maker
    ---, John P., 13.
  • Philo Clapp made application for a veteran's pension on 2 May 1877, and received certificate number 181000.
  • He and Flora Wetherbee were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 14 Jun 1880 at Harvard, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Clapp, Philo, 74, pump maker
    ---, Flora, 72
    (with his sons nextdoor)
    Seth M. Clapp, 29, head
    Elizabeth E. Clapp, 28, wife
    Seth H. Clapp, 1, son
    Florence E. Clapp, 3, daur
    Philo Clapp, Jr., 32, brother.
  • On 27 Oct 1885 Flora Wetherbee, his wife, died at Harvard, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 77.
  • Philo Clapp died on 10 Apr 1886 at Stow, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, of diabetes. He was 79 years, 10 months and 15 days old.
  • He was buried in Apr 1886 at Pan Burying Ground, Bolton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • His estate was probated on 8 Feb 1887 at Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
  • Last Edited: 30 Oct 2016

Family: Flora Wetherbee b. 3 Jan 1808, d. 27 Oct 1885

  • Julia Ann Clapp b. 1832, d. 26 Dec 1835
  • Lydia Maria Clapp b. 19 Jun 1835, d. 1914
  • Delia Ann Clapp b. 25 Apr 1837, d. 28 Feb 1901
  • Julia Emma Clapp b. 1839, d. 4 Jul 1863
  • Rebecca W. Clapp b. 1841, d. 16 Mar 1860
  • Flora W. Clapp b. 17 Nov 1843, d. 22 Mar 1865
  • Reuben W. Clapp b. 16 Jun 1846, d. 3 Jul 1887
  • Philo Clapp Jr. b. 3 May 1848
  • Seth M. Clapp b. 30 Dec 1851
  • John P. Clapp b. 5 Jun 1854, d. 22 Nov 1874

Richard E. Clapper

b. July 1832, d. 22 January 1914
  • Father: Michael Clapper b. 17 Aug 1803, d. 28 Jun 1862
  • Mother: Anna Shepard b. 1813, d. 9 Jan 1881
  • Company: G
  • Richard E. Clapper was born in Jul 1832 at Franklin, Franklin County, Vermont, son of Michael Clapper and Anna Shepard.
  • Richard E. Clapper was enumerated in the household of Michael Clapper and Anna Shepard in the 1850 US Federal Census on 8 Oct 1850 at Franklin, Franklin County, Vermont, as:
    Michael Clapper, 48, b. Canada
    Anna, 37, b. Canada
    Rachel, 21, b. VT (as were all the children)
    **Richard, 18
    Lucy, 12
    Clark, 8
    Marrel, 6 (m.)
    Harrison, 5
    Jane, 4
    Caroline, 3
    Sarah, 1.
  • Richard E. Clapper married Carrie S. [--?--]
  • Starting 15 Oct 1861, Clark C. Clapper, his brother, served in the 6th Vermont Regiment, returning home in June 1865.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Richard gave his occupation as gunsmith.
  • On 28 Jun 1862 his father, Michael Clapper, died at age 58.
  • In 1862 Richard was living at Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 21 Aug 1862 Richard mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 30 years and 1 month old.
  • On 31 Dec 1862 Richard ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by discharge due to disability.

  • He made application for a veteran's pension in Aug 1864, and received certificate number 33235.
  • Starting 27 Aug 1864, Harrison Clapper, his brother, served in the 6th Vermont Infantry Regiment, Company K, and returned home after the war.
  • Richard E. Clapper and Carrie S. [--?--] were enumerated in the State census in 1865 at Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Richard E Clapper, 32
    Carrie S Clapper, 30
    Norman Clapper, 8
    Geo E Clapper, 8/12
    Betsey Buyley, 62.
  • Richard E. Clapper and Carrie S. [--?--] were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 2 Sep 1870 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Clapper, Richard, 37, carpenter, b. VT
    ---, Carrie P., 35, b. VT
    ---, Lottie, 9, b. VT.
  • Richard E. Clapper and Carrie S. [--?--] were enumerated in the State census in 1875 at Ogdon, Monroe County, New York, as:
    Richard E. Clapper, 40, b. Vermont, carpenter
    Carrie S. Clapper, 40, wife, b. Vermont
    Eva L. Clapper, 7, daur, b. Vermont.
  • Richard E. Clapper and Carrie S. [--?--] were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 7 Jun 1880 at Buffalo, Erie County, New York, as:
    Clapper, Rich. E., 47, carpenter, b. VT (of NY parents)
    ---, Carrie, 45, wife, b. VT (has spinal complaint)
    ---, Eva, 13, dau, b. VT.
  • Richard E. Clapper and Carrie S. [--?--] were enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 8 Jun 1900 at Buffalo, Erie County, New York, as:
    Clapper, Richard, head, b. July 1832, 67, married 46 years, b. VT
    ---, Carrie, wife, b. Mar 1835, 65, one of her three children is still living, b. VT.
  • Richard E. Clapper and Carrie S. [--?--] were enumerated in the State census in 1905 at Alden, Erie County, New York, as:
    Richard D (sic) Clapper, 72, carpenter
    Carrie Clapper, 71.
  • Richard E. Clapper and Carrie S. [--?--] were enumerated in the 1910 US Federal Census on 16 Apr 1910 at Alden, Erie County, New York, as:
    Clapper, Richard E., head, 76, first marriage 56 years, b. VT, own income
    ---, Carrie S., wife, 75, all her children are deceased.
  • Before 1914 Carrie S. [--?--], his wife, died.
  • On 9 Jan 1914, at National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, Bath, Steuben County, New York, Richard was admitted.
  • He died on 22 Jan 1914 at National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, Bath, Steuben County, New York. He was 81 years and 6 months old.
  • He was buried in Jan 1914 at Alden Evergreen Cemetery, Alden, Erie County, New York.
  • Last Edited: 4 Jun 2017

Family: Carrie S. [--?--] b. Mar 1835, d. before 1914

  • Norman Clapper b. 1857
  • Lottie Clapper b. 1861, d. before 1875
  • George Ernest Clapper b. 21 Sep 1864
  • Eva L. Clapper b. 1867

Benjamin Franklin Clark

b. 26 June 1843, d. 2 October 1916
  • Father: Benjamin F. Clark b. 11 Dec 1811, d. 2 Oct 1859
  • Mother: Mariah Choate b. 11 Mar 1819, d. 6 Mar 1883
  • Company: B
  • Benjamin Franklin Clark was born on 26 Jun 1843 at Cambridgeport, Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, son of Benjamin F. Clark and Mariah Choate.
  • Benjamin Franklin Clark was enumerated in the household of Benjamin F. Clark and Mariah Choate in the 1850 US Federal Census on 28 Aug 1850 at Townsend, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, as:
    Benjamin Clark, 39, farmer, b. MA
    Mariah, 32, b. PA
    Ellen M., 10, b. MA
    **Benjamin F., 7, b. MA
    Clara J., 5, b. MA
    John Boit, 45, farmer, b. MA.
  • On 2 Oct 1859 his father, Benjamin F. Clark, died at Lunenburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 47.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Benjamin gave his occupation as machinist.
  • In 1861 Benjamin was living at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Benjamin mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 18 years and 16 days old.
  • On 17 Sep 1862 Benjamin was wounded at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland, in the head.
  • On 28 Nov 1862 Benjamin ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts at Falmouth, Stafford County, Virginia, due to disability from wounds received in action.

  • He made application for a veteran's pension in 1862, and received certificate number 1758.
  • On 19 Jul 1866 Benjamin Franklin Clark, 23, married Annie M. Norton, daughter of Robert Norton and Abigail Fogg, at Greenland, Rockingham County, New Hampshire.
  • Benjamin Franklin Clark and Annie M. Norton were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 15 Jun 1880 at Conway, Carroll County, New Hampshire, as:
    Clark, Benjamin F., 57, works in ??, b. MA
    ---, Annie M. 38, wife, b. NH
    ---, Mabel M., 10, dau, b. MA
    ---, Charlotte A., 4, dau, b. NH
    ---, Benjamin F., 1, son b. NH.
  • In Jun 1886 Benjamin was living at Conway, Carroll County, New Hampshire.
  • In Jun 1886 Benjamin Franklin Clark took part in the regimental reunion Excursion to the Battle-Fields of Gettysburg, PA., Antietam, MD., Ball's Bluff, Virginia and Washington, D.C.
  • He was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Conway, Carroll County, New Hampshire, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company B, noting that he lost an eye at Antietam.
  • On 6 Nov 1891 Annie M. Norton, his wife, died at Portland, Cumberland County, Maine, of a tumor, and the death was registered in Conway, New Hampshire, where she was buried.
  • On 18 Sep 1894 Benjamin Franklin Clark, 51, married Sarah A. Russell, 41, at Malden, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, in a second marriage for both.
  • On 11 May 1898 at "The Fitchburg Sentinel", Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Benjamin Franklin Clark was mentioned in an article as an original member of the Fitchburg Fusiliers.
  • He and Sarah A. Russell were enumerated in the 1910 US Federal Census on 21 Apr 1910 at Malden, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, showing that it is the second marriage for both, and she has no children.
  • Benjamin Franklin Clark died on 2 Oct 1916 at Malden, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. He was 73 years, 3 months and 6 days old.
  • An obituary for Benjamin Franklin Clark was published on 3 Oct 1916 at "The Boston Journal", Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, as follows:
    Death Caused by Civil War Wound
    Benjamin F. Clark, shot in Battle of Antietam, Dies of Paralysis.
    Benjamin Franklin Clark of 63 Maple street, Malden, died in his home yesterday, aged 73 years. Death was due to the effect of a bullet wound sustained at the battle of Antietam. The bullet struck him in the right eye and led to paralysis.
    For a generation he was a leading citizen of Conway, N. H., having been president of the savings bank and organizer of the water and electric light and chair companies.
    He was born in Townsend, and at the outbreak of the Civil War enlisted in the Fifteenth Massachusetts Regiment and served in all the battles from Ball's bluff to Antietam. He served two terms in the New Hampshire Legislature from Conway. He was a prominent member of the Grand Army and of the Masonic bodies.
    He was married twice, his first wife being Miss Annie M. Norton, who died 25 years ago. He later married to Sarah E. Russell, daughter of the late Hubbard Russell of Malden, who survives him. He is survived also be three children, Benjamin F., Jr., of Philadelphia, Mrs. Mable Lawson of New York and Miss Charlotte Clark of Malden.
  • He was buried in Oct 1916 at Hillside Cemetery, Townsend, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
  • On 10 Nov 1916 Sarah A. Russell received a pension to surviving family member in Massachusetts based on Benjamin's service; his wife, received certificate number 826384.
  • Last Edited: 12 Jul 2016

Family 1: Annie M. Norton b. between 1841 - 1842, d. 6 Nov 1891

  • Mabel Maria Clark b. 4 Oct 1869
  • Charlotte A. Clark b. Mar 1876
  • Benjamin F. Clark b. Jan 1879

Family 2: Sarah A. Russell b. Mar 1853