Daniel Cobb

b. 1845, d. 8 February 1918
  • Father: Thomas Cobb b. between 1818 - 1819, d. 19 Mar 1870
  • Mother: Julia Farrell b. between 1820 - 1821, d. 26 May 1884
  • Company: E
  • Daniel Cobb was born in 1845 at Ireland, son of Thomas Cobb and Julia Farrell.
  • On 2 Jun 1857 Daniel Cobb emigrated with Thomas Cobb and Julia Farrell, his parents and siblings, from Ireland as shown on the passenger list of the Meridian of Boston, travelling from Liverpool:
    Thos. Cobb, 38
    Julia, 36
    **Daniel, 16
    Thomas, 14
    Elisab., 7
    Joseph, 6.
  • Daniel Cobb was not enumerated in the household of Thomas Cobb and Julia Farrell in the 1860 US Federal Census on 9 Aug 1860 at Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts, his parents as:
    Thomas Cobb, 52, operative, b. Ireland (as were all in the household)
    Julia, 53
    Thomas, 18, operative
    Elizabeth, 15
    Johannah, 11
    Thomas Graves, 18, operative.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Daniel gave his occupation as spinner.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Daniel mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 16 years old.
  • On 21 Oct 1861 Daniel was taken prisoner at The Battle of Ball's Bluff, Leesburg, Virginia.
  • On 30 Oct 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Daniel Cobb was included, with 304 other men, among "The Killed Wounded and Missing of the Fifteenth Regiment," after Ball's Bluff.
  • In 1862, Daniel was released from prison.
  • On 11 Apr 1863 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Daniel Cobb was included in the published list of Oxford volunteers.
  • On 27 Jul 1864 Daniel ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts having completed his term of service.

  • On 22 Jan 1865 Daniel Cobb married Mary Moriarty, 24, daughter of James Mouarty and Hannah Mack, at Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Daniel Cobb and Mary Moriarty were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 31 Jul 1870 at Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Cobb, Daniel, 37, works in woolen mill, b. Ireland
    ---, Mary, 33, b. Ireland
    ---, James, 5, b. MA
    ---, John, 2, b. MA
    ---, Katy, 6/12 (Feb), b. MA.
  • In 1879 Daniel and Mary Moriarty were living at Bramansville, Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 5 Jul 1879 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Daniel Cobb was mentioned in the report on the 12th annual reunion of Company E, 15th Massachusetts Infantry.
  • He made application for a veteran's pension on 12 Feb 1880, received certificate number 273030.
  • He was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Blackstone, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Co. E.
  • On 28 Apr 1891 Daniel and Mary's daughter, Catherine Cobb married Alfred Daigneault at Blackstone, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • On 31 Oct 1899 Daniel and Mary's daughter, Julia Frances Cobb married William H. Moran at Blackstone, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Daniel Cobb and Mary Moriarty were enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 14 Jun 1900 at Blackstone, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Cobb, Daniel, dob unk, 60, married 35 years, b. Ireland, arrived 1857 and Nat, woolen-dyer
    ---, Mary, wife, b. Apr 1840, all seven children living, b. Ireland, arrived 1852
    ---, Mary A., dau, b. Apr 1878 in MA, milliner
    ---, Daniel, son, b. Apr 1876 in MA, woolen carder.
  • On 20 Apr 1903 Mary Moriarty, his wife, died at Blackstone, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of heart disease.
  • On 14 Jun 1904 Daniel and Mary's daughter, Mary A. Cobb married John T. Rogan at Blackstone, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Daniel Cobb was was one of many soldiers who resided at one time or another at Soldiers' Home, Crest Avenue, Chelsea, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.
  • He was enumerated in the 1910 US Federal Census on 15 Apr 1910 at Soldiers' Home, Crest Avenue, Chelsea, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, as Cobb, Daniel, inmate, 71, widower, b. Ireland of Irish parents, immig 1856.
  • He died on 8 Feb 1918 at Blackstone, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 73 years old.
  • He was buried in Feb 1918 at Saint Pauls Church Cemetery, Blackstone, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Section K.
  • Daniel's daughter, Julia Frances Cobb, died and was buried on 18 Feb 1946 at Saint Pauls Church Cemetery, Blackstone, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 74 years, 7 months and 3 days.
  • Last Edited: 14 Mar 2017

Family: Mary Moriarty b. Apr 1840, d. 20 Apr 1903

  • James Henry Cobb b. 6 Nov 1865, d. 23 Aug 1918
  • John J. Cobb b. 15 May 1868
  • Catherine Cobb b. 4 Feb 1870, d. 8 Dec 1942
  • Julia Frances Cobb b. 15 Jul 1871, d. 15 Feb 1946
  • Thomas H. Cobb b. 1 Nov 1873, d. 1940
  • Daniel E. Cobb b. 9 Apr 1876, d. 1930
  • Mary A. Cobb b. 12 Apr 1878, d. 1954

Franklin Ebenezer Cobleigh

b. 7 November 1846, d. 19 February 1922

Franklin E. Cobleigh
  • Father: Reuben Boyce Cobleigh b. between 1809 - 1810
  • Mother: Mehitable Adams b. between 1808 - 1809
  • Company: B
  • Franklin Ebenezer Cobleigh was born on 7 Nov 1846 at St. Johnsbury, Caledonia County, Vermont, son of Reuben Boyce Cobleigh and Mehitable Adams.
  • Franklin Ebenezer Cobleigh was enumerated in the household of Reuben Boyce Cobleigh and Mehitable Adams in the 1860 US Federal Census in Jun 1860 at East St. Johnsbury, Caledonia County, Vermont, as:
    Rheuben B. Cobleigh, 50, farmer, $2800 in real estate, b. New Hampshire
    Mehitable A., 51, b. VT
    Helen M., 23, b. VT
    Alica A., 19, b. VT
    Orville D., 16, b. VT
    ** Franklin E., 13, b. VT
    Albert E., 3, b. Wisconsin.
  • Starting 22 Oct 1862, Franklin also served in the 15th Vermont Volunteers.
  • He ended his service with 15th Vermont Volunteers on 5 Aug 1863.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1864, Franklin gave his occupation as farmer.
  • In 1864 Franklin was living at Derby, Orleans County, Vermont, in Ford's history.
  • In 1864 Franklin was living at Kirby, Caledonia County, Vermont, in the MASSCW.

  • On 4 Apr 1864 Franklin mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry and collected a bounty of $325, being credited to the quota of Marshfield, Plymouth County, Massachusetts. He was 17 years, 4 months and 28 days old.
  • On 6 May 1864 Franklin was wounded at The Battle of the Wilderness, Spotsylvania County, Virginia, on the face.
  • On 27 Jul 1864 Franklin ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by administrative transfer to the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as absent wounded.

  • On 27 Jul 1864 Franklin E. Cobleigh appeared on the muster rolls of the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as having officially transferred into the unit, but he was not assigned to a specific company.
  • He ended his service by discharge for disability from wounds received in action on 24 Sep 1864 at Washington, DC.
  • He made application for a veteran's pension on 11 Oct 1864, received certificate number 49920.
  • Starting 1864, Franklin also served in the 6th Vermont Infantry Regiment, commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant.
  • On 17 Dec 1870 Franklin Ebenezer Cobleigh, 24, married Sylvia C. Kendall, daughter of Merrill M. Kendall and Emily B. Haynes, at Colebrook, Coos County, New Hampshire.
  • Franklin Ebenezer Cobleigh and Sylvia C. Kendall were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census in 1880 at Concord, Essex County, Vermont, where he is a farmer.
  • Franklin Ebenezer Cobleigh and Sylvia C. Kendall were enumerated in the 1910 US Federal Census in Apr 1910 at Lyndon, Caledonia County, Vermont, as:
    Cobleigh, Franklin E., head, 63, married 39 years, b. VT, (father b. NH, more b. VT), he is an insurance agent, and they own their home.
    ---, Sylvia, wife 63, two of her three children are still living, b. VT
    ---, Marcus (?), son, 35, single, b. VT.
  • Franklin Ebenezer Cobleigh and Sylvia C. Kendall were enumerated in the 1920 US Federal Census on 16 Jan 1920 at Lyndon, Caledonia County, Vermont.
  • Franklin Ebenezer Cobleigh died on 19 Feb 1922 at Vermont. He was 75 years, 3 months and 12 days old.
  • He was buried in Feb 1922 at Lyndon Center Cemetery, Lyndon, Caledonia County, Vermont.
  • Sylvia, his wife, outlived Franklin and died on 25 Feb 1922.
  • Last Edited: 8 Apr 2016

Family: Sylvia C. Kendall b. between 1845 - 1846, d. 25 Feb 1922

  • Harvey Rolfe Cobleigh b. 14 May 1873, d. 1936
  • Merrill Kendall Cobleigh b. 2 Feb 1875, d. 24 Mar 1934

Horace G. Coburn

b. 1818, d. 7 August 1889
  • Father: John Coburn b. 1795
  • Mother: Bethia Wyman b. 1798
  • Company: 1_SS
  • Horace G. Coburn was born about in 1818 at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, son of John Coburn and Bethia Wyman.
  • Horace G. Coburn married Sarah P. Corning.
  • Horace G. Coburn and Sarah P. Corning were enumerated in the 1850 US Federal census in 1850 at Manchester, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, as:
    Horace G Coburn 36, farmer, b. NH (as were all)
    Sarah P Coburn 31
    Susan Coburn 11
    Lucretia Coburn 6
    Horace W Coburn 4.
  • Horace G. Coburn and Sarah P. Corning were enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census in 1860 at Nashua, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, as:
    Horace G Coburn 43, tanner and cuirier, b. NH (as were all)
    Sarah Coburn 41
    Susan W Coburn 20
    Lucretia Coburn 17
    Horace W Coburn 13
    Lewis P Coburn 2
    Rispy R Cox 22.
  • At the time of his enlistment, Horace gave his occupation as Teamster.
  • In 1862 Horace was living at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.

  • On 25 Sep 1862 Horace G. Coburn mustered into service with the 1st Company Massachusetts Sharpshooters. He was 44 years old.
  • On 11 Mar 1863 Horace ended military service with the 1st Massachusetts Sharpshooters at Falmouth, Stafford County, Virginia, by discharge for disability.

  • Starting 23 Dec 1863, Horace also served in the 13th Infantry Regiment U.S. Veteran Reserve Corps, Company A.
  • Starting 4 Jan 1864, Horace W. Coburn, his son, served in the as a musician in Company C, New Hampshire 3rd Infantry.
  • Horace G. Coburn made application for a veteran's pension on 10 Mar 1864, and received certificate number 175904.
  • On 21 Apr 1864 his son, Lewis P. Coburn, died at Manchester, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, of scarlet fever.
  • Horace G. Coburn ended his service with the 13th Infantry Regiment U.S. Veteran Reserve Corps, Company A by discharge for disability on 5 Jul 1864 at Gallops Island, Boston Harbor, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.
  • On 27 Jan 1865 his son, Horace W. Coburn, died at Point of Rocks, Virginia, of disease.
  • In 1889 Horace was living at Nashua, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire.
  • In 1889 Horace G. Coburn was an Engineer, by trade, at the time of his death.
  • He died on 7 Aug 1889 at Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts, of heart disease. He was 71 years old.
  • He was buried in Aug 1889 at Nashua, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire.
  • Horace's wife, Sarah P. Corning, died and was buried in Feb 1901 at Valley Cemetery, Nashua, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, at age 82 years and 6 months.
  • Last Edited: 22 May 2016

Family: Sarah P. Corning b. 7 Jul 1818, d. 9 Feb 1901

  • Susan Coburn b. 1839
  • Leisetta W. Coburn b. 29 Sep 1840, d. 2 Mar 1916
  • Sarah Lucretia Coburn b. 2 Aug 1843, d. 4 May 1864
  • Horace W. Coburn b. 1846, d. 27 Jan 1865
  • Girl Coburn b. 10 Apr 1853
  • Lewis P. Coburn b. 1858, d. 21 Apr 1864

Otis Coburn

b. 3 December 1839, d. 18 March 1888
  • Father: Amasa Kingsbury Coburn b. between 1798 - 1799, d. 1878
  • Mother: Sophia Newton Nichols b. 5 Feb 1805, d. 16 Sep 1882
  • Company: E
  • Otis Coburn was born on 3 Dec 1839 at Charlton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Amasa Kingsbury Coburn and Sophia Newton Nichols.
  • Otis Coburn was enumerated in the household of Amasa Kingsbury Coburn and Sophia Newton Nichols in the 1850 US Federal Census on 12 Aug 1850 at Charlton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Amasa Coburn, 52, farmer, b. MA (as were all in the household)
    Sophia, 45
    John, 20, shoemaker
    Ellen E., 17
    Andrew, 15, shoemaker
    **Otis, 10
    Nancy, 7.
  • On 23 Nov 1853 Otis's sister, Ellen E. Coburn, married Albert Stevens at Charlton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Otis gave his occupation as shoemaker.
  • Otis Coburn and Orman Stevens, brothers-in-law, Orman's brother being married to Otis' sister, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.
  • On 8 Jun 1861 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Otis was mentioned as follows:
    We are informed that Otis Coburn; a member of the company, was arrested in Southbridge Wednesday, charged with being a deserter. As the company were on their way to Worcester last Saturday, Coburn left the train at North Oxford, hired a horse and carriage, and it is supposed visited Woodstock, where his parents reside. He returned the team to the owner, and left without paying for the use of the same, and made his way to Southbridge.
    There he was overhauled by Captain Watson and Lieut. Bartholomew, of the Oxford Company, who were in pursuit of the fugitive, and arrested by Constable Bacon. He was taken back to Oxford.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Otis mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 21 years, 7 months and 9 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, Otis Coburn was included, with 304 other men, among "The Killed Wounded and Missing of the Fifteenth Regiment," after Ball's Bluff.
  • On 5 Jan 1864, Otis was reenlisted, having received a bounty of $325.
  • On 22 Jun 1864 Otis was taken prisoner at Petersburg, Virginia.
  • On 27 Jul 1864 Otis ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by administrative transfer to the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as "absent Prisoner of War."

  • On 27 Jul 1864 Otis Coburn appeared on the muster rolls of the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry asssigned to Company E.
  • Starting 28 Jul 1864, Otis also served in the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company "E."
  • On 24 Aug 1864 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Otis Coburn was reported among the prisoners, for a total of four commissioned officers and seventy-seven enlisted men.
  • He ended his service by mustering out as a returned Prisoner of War on 12 Jun 1865.
  • On 3 Dec 1874 Otis Coburn, 35, married Mary Ann Bullock, 32, daughter of John R. Cruff and Mary Ann Ballou, at Southbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for him and a second for her. (Note: she was the widow of Goerge E. Bullock.)
  • In 1879 Otis was living at Southbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 5 Jul 1879 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Otis Coburn was mentioned in the report on the 12th annual reunion of Company E, 15th Massachusetts Infantry.
  • He and Mary Ann Cruff were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 7 Jun 1880 at Southbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, where he is a hostler. Enumerated with them is Willie BULLOCK, described as "step-son", S, age 17, b. MA.
  • Otis Coburn died on 18 Mar 1888 at Southbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 48 years, 3 months and 15 days old.
  • He was buried in Mar 1888 at Southbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as a member of the 20th Massachusetts Infantry.
  • On 11 May 1895 Otis's daughter, Georginna Coburn married Peter Devlin at East Thompson, Windham County, Connecticut, and was registered in Charlton.
  • Otis's wife, Mary Ann Cruff, died and was buried in Feb 1912 at Oak Ridge Cemetery, Southbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 69 years and 8 months.
  • Last Edited: 6 Sep 2013

Family: Mary Ann Cruff b. 10 May 1842, d. 16 Feb 1912

  • Georginna Coburn b. 12 Feb 1879, d. 15 Jan 1928

Charles Anson Colburn

b. 29 July 1837, d. 2 December 1910
  • Father: Jacob Colburn b. 25 May 1806, d. 7 Jul 1865
  • Mother: Hannah Spaulding b. 4 Jan 1807, d. 27 Feb 1890
  • Company: A
  • Charles Anson Colburn was born on 29 Jul 1837 at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Jacob Colburn and Hannah Spaulding.
  • On 12 Apr 1859 Charles Anson Colburn, 21, married Isabella Nye Sloper, 18, daughter of Robert Sloper and Lucy Houghton, at Berlin, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Charles Anson Colburn and Isabella Nye Sloper were enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 20 Jul 1860 at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    C. A. Colburn, 21, m, mechanic
    I. A. Colburn, 19, wife
    F. A. Colburn, 2/12, f
    (Note: this part of Leominster census is very difficult to read. Only initials are given, and the enumerator appears to have been a left-handed.)
  • In 1861 Charles was living at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Charles gave his occupation as hostler.

  • On 26 Nov 1861 Charles mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 24 years, 3 months and 28 days old.
  • On 14 Mar 1864 Charles ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by transfer to the Veteran Reserve Corps.

  • Starting 15 Mar 1864, Charles also served in the 24th V. R. C., Company F.
  • He ended his service with the 24th VRC, Company F on 10 Nov 1864.
  • Before 1870 Isabella Nye Sloper, his wife, died apparently.
  • Charles Anson Colburn was enumerated in the household of Hannah Spaulding in the 1870 US Federal Census on 1 Jun 1870 at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Colburn, Hannah S., 63, housekeeping, b. MA (as were all in the household)
    **---, Charles A., 32, hostler
    ---, Charles H., 8
    ---, Fannie E., 10
    Shepley, David, 45
    ---, Sarah F., 36, dressmaker
    ---, Nellie C., 8
    Wilder, Henry A., 57, day laborer
    **---, Charles H., 28, works in ?? shop
    Heyes, Luella H., 20, works in paper box shop
    (Note: two veterans of the 15th Massachusetts in the same house.)
  • On 16 Dec 1873 Charles Anson Colburn, 36, married Eliza Jane Haworth, 33, daughter of Cornelius Groat and Hannah [--?--], at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a second marriage for both. (Note: she is possibly the widow of one John Haworth, b. ca 1824 in England. )
  • Charles Anson Colburn made application for a veteran's pension on 2 Jun 1880, received certificate number 238646. (Date is difficult to read.)
  • He and Eliza Jane Groat were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 10 Jun 1880 at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Colburn, Charles A., 43, hostler, b. MA (of MA parents)
    ---, Eliza J., 40, wife, b. NY (of NY parents)
    ---, Lillian, 4, daur, b. MA (fath b. MA, mor b. NY.)
  • On 26 Dec 1881 Charles's daughter, Frances A. Colburn married Webster Porter Munroe at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Charles Anson Colburn 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.
  • In Aug 1895 Charles journeyed to Louisville for the G. A. R. encampment, according to the Fitchburg Daily Sentinel, 30 August 1895.
  • He was a pall bearer at the burial of Edward Wilson on 22 Nov 1896 at Evergreen Cemetery, Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 6 Apr 1899 his granddaughter, Elizabeth Irene Colburn, daughter of Lillian Gertrude Colburn, was born at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 11 May 1899 his daughter, Lillian Gertrude Colburn, died at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 23 unmarried, of pyemia (a type of septicaemia.)
  • Charles Anson Colburn and Eliza Jane Groat were enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 4 Jun 1900 at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Colburn, Charles, b. July 1839, 62, married 26 years, b. MA, janitor
    ---, Eliza J., wife, b. Apr 1840, her one child is deceased, b. NY
    ---, Elizabeth I., g-daur, b. Apr 1899, b. MA.
  • Charles Anson Colburn, a member of Charles H. Stevens post, G. A. R., was a pall bearer at the burial of Francis Edwin Colburn in Apr 1901 at Evergreen Cemetery, Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 21 Oct 1903 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Charles A. Colburn attended the 37th annual regimental reunion with some eighty other veterans.
  • On 22 Apr 1904, Eliza Jane Groat, his wife, was committed to the asylum at Worcester. For some time she has been growing steadily worse until it became unsafe to allow her her freedom. (Fitchburg Sentinel, 23 Apr 1904.)
  • On 27 Apr 1904 Eliza Jane Groat, his wife, died at Worcester Insane Hospital, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 19 Jul 1907 his married daughter, Frances A. Munroe, died at Clinton Hospital, Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 47 of tumors.
  • Charles Anson Colburn was was one of many soldiers who resided at one time or another at Soldiers' Home, Crest Avenue, Chelsea, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.
  • He was enumerated in the 1910 US Federal Census on 15 Apr 1910 at Soldiers' Home, Crest Avenue, Chelsea, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, as a widower, age 73.
  • He died on 2 Dec 1910 at Soldiers' Home, Crest Avenue, Chelsea, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, of pneumonia. He was 73 years, 4 months and 3 days old.
  • He was buried in Dec 1910 at Evergreen Cemetery, Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Last Edited: 8 Apr 2016

Family 1: Isabella Nye Sloper b. 6 Mar 1841, d. before 1870

  • Frances A. Colburn b. 4 Jun 1860, d. 19 Jul 1907
  • Charles Henry Colburn b. 4 Mar 1862

Family 2: Eliza Jane Groat b. Apr 1840, d. after Jun 1900

  • Lillian Gertrude Colburn b. 19 Apr 1876, d. 11 May 1899

Francis Edwin Colburn

b. 6 May 1832, d. 26 April 1901
  • Father: Oliver Colburn b. 20 Nov 1799, d. 15 Nov 1868
  • Mother: Abigail Nourse b. 10 Sep 1799, d. 10 May 1859
  • Company: A
  • Francis Edwin Colburn was born on 6 May 1832 at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Oliver Colburn and Abigail Nourse.
  • Francis Edwin Colburn was enumerated in the household of Seneca Colburn and Sally Lincoln in the 1850 US Federal Census on 31 Aug 1850 at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Seneca Colburn, 52, comb manufacture, b. Leominster, MA
    Sally, 50, b. Leominster. MA
    Caroline, 22, b. Leominster. MA
    Sarah E., 19, b. Leominster. MA
    Abby M., 15, b. Leominster. MA
    Catherine S., 12, b. Leominster. MA
    Avery L., 18, comb maker, b. Leominster. MA
    Martha Grant, 14, b. Amherst
    Charles Devose, 19, comb maker, b. Leominster. MA
    **Francis E., Colburn, 19, comb maker, b. Leominster. MA
    (Note: Seneca Colburn was his paternal uncle.)
  • On 17 Jun 1857 Francis Edwin Colburn, 25, married Clarissa E. Hills, 25, daughter of Silas Hills and Clarissa Kendell, at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, a second marriage for her and the first for him.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Francis gave his occupation as comb maker.
  • In 1861 Francis was living at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Frank mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as a wagoner, being credited to the quota of Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 29 years, 2 months and 6 days old.
  • Francis Edwin Colburn and John Murray Robbins, first cousins, and grandsons of Francis Nourse, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Company A.
  • On 28 Jul 1864 Francis ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to expiration of service term.

  • On 18 Jul 1870 his infant daughter, Christine Francis Colburn, died at Westminster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of cholera infantum.
  • Francis Edwin Colburn and Clarissa E. Hills were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 25 Aug 1870 at Gardner P. O., Westminster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Colburn, Frank E., 36, teamster, b. MA (as were all in the household)
    ---, Clarra E., 36
    Bates, Alonzo L., 19, works in piano shop
    Colburn, Edwin O., 9
    ---, Omar F., 3
    ---, Christine P., 8/12 (b. Oct)
    Nichols, Marcus M., 20, clerk in store, $1000 real estate
    ---, Charles, 22, works in chair shop, $6150 real estate, $20,000 personal estate.
  • On 8 Sep 1876 Clarissa E. Hills, his wife, died at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 44 of heart disease.
  • On 14 Dec 1882 Francis Edwin Colburn, 50, married Etta Holland, 28, daughter of John Malloy and Elizabeth [--?--], at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a second marriage for both.
  • Francis Edwin Colburn made application at Massachusetts for a veteran's pension on 2 Aug 1889, and received certificate number 537653.
  • 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, as a wagoner.
  • In Aug 1895, Francis was journeying to Louisville for the G. A. R. encampment, according to the Fitchburg Daily Sentinel, 30 August 1895.
  • He was a pall bearer at the burial of Charles Franklin May on 25 May 1898 at Evergreen Cemetery, Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Francis Edwin Colburn and Etta Malloy were separated before 1900 apparently.
  • Francis Edwin Colburn was enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 16 Jun 1900 at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Colburn, Frank E., head, b. May 1830 in MA, widower (sic)
    ---, Frank O., son, b. May 1867 in MA, single.
  • He died on 26 Apr 1901 at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 68 years, 11 months and 20 days old.
  • An obituary for Francis Edwin Colburn was published on 27 Apr 1901 at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as follows: in the Fitchburg Sentinal --
    Frank Colburn, a veteran of the Civil War, a member of Charles H. Stevens Post 53, G. A. R., and for years a resident of Leominster, died very suddenly Friday afternoon. He was born in this town 71 years ago. During the war he was a member of the 15th regiment. He leaves three children.
  • He was buried in Apr 1901 at Evergreen Cemetery, Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, The bearers were Charles A. Colburn, Sylvander F. Maynard, George Holt, Edward Wilder, Henry Joy, and John Robbins, all members of the Charles H. Stevens post, G. A. R.
  • On 29 May 1901 Etta Malloy received a pension to surviving family member in Massachusetts based on Francis's service; his wife, receiving certificate number 524148.
  • Last Edited: 8 Apr 2016

Family 1: Clarissa E. Hills b. 11 Feb 1832, d. 8 Sep 1876

  • Abbie S. Colburn b. 16 Jan 1858, d. 1 Dec 1858
  • Walter Francis Colburn b. 17 Jul 1859
  • Edwin O. Colburn b. between 1860 - 1861
  • Omar Frank Colburn b. 6 Apr 1867
  • Christine Francis Colburn b. 3 Oct 1869, d. 18 Jul 1870
  • Gillian H. Colburn b. 20 Nov 1872
  • Charles H. Colburn b. 29 Jan 1875, d. 18 Nov 1875

Family 2: Etta Malloy b. 2 Nov 1854

Franklin C. Colburn

b. 1 April 1835
  • Father: Daniel Colburn b. 12 Jul 1787, d. 25 May 1838
  • Mother: Susan Flint b. 29 Jul 1804, d. 25 Jun 1849
  • Company: A
  • Franklin C. Colburn was born on 1 Apr 1835 at Dracut, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, son of Daniel Colburn and Susan Flint.
  • On 25 May 1838 his father, Daniel Colburn, died at age 50.
  • On 25 Jun 1849 his mother, Susan Flint, died at Dracut, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, at age 44.
  • Franklin C. Colburn was enumerated in the 1850 US Federal census on 21 Sep 1850 at Upton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, possibly as:
    Merrill Baker, 42, farming, b. MA (as were all in the family)
    Lydia W., 34
    Edward, 14
    **Franklin Colburn, 16, shoemaker.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1862, Franklin gave his occupation as shoemaker.
  • In 1862 Franklin was living at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, according to Ford's history.

  • On 23 Aug 1862 Franklin mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 27 years, 4 months and 22 days old.
  • On 23 Mar 1864, Franklin was reenlisted, having received a bounty of $325.
  • On 12 May 1864 Franklin ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by desertion.

  • On 27 Jul 1864, Franklin was carried administratively on the roster as transferred to the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, but there is no record of him there.
  • He made application for a veteran's pension on 10 Dec 1884, made application number 527734, but no certificate recorded, most likely since he was determined to have been a deserter.
  • Last Edited: 3 Sep 2012

Alvin Cole

b. 30 July 1840, d. 12 June 1891
  • Father: Simeon Cole b. 6 Jul 1812, d. 4 Jul 1876
  • Mother: Jerusha Pitkin b. 13 Feb 1818, d. 9 Aug 1873
  • Company: 1_SS
  • Alvin Cole was born on 30 Jul 1840 at Marshfield, Washington County, Vermont, son of Simeon Cole and Jerusha Pitkin.
  • Alvin Cole was enumerated in the household of Simeon Cole and Jerusha Pitkin in the 1850 US Federal Census on 27 Aug 1850 at Killingly, Windham County, Connecticut, as:
    Simeon Cole, 38, merchant, b. Marshfield, VT
    Jerusha, 32, b. Marshfield, VT
    Charles, 11, b. Marshfield, VT
    **Alvin, 9, b. Marshfield, VT
    Ralph, 7, b. Lynn, MA
    Corilla P., 4, b. Lynn, MA.
  • Alvin Cole was enumerated in the household of Simeon Cole and Jerusha Pitkin in the 1860 US Federal Census on 13 Jul 1860 at Lexington, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, as:
    Simeon Cole, 47, clerk. b. VT
    Jerusha, 42, b. VT
    Charles, 21, clerk, b. VT
    **Alvin, 20, clerk, b. VT
    Ralph, 18, clerk, b. MA
    Corilla, 14, b. MA.
  • In 1861 Alvin was living at East Lexington, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment, Alvin gave his occupation as Carpenter.

  • On 2 Sep 1861 Alvin Cole mustered into service with the 1st Company Massachusetts Sharpshooters. He was 21 years, 1 month and 3 days old.
  • Alvin was promoted to Full Corporal.
  • On 22 Dec 1862 Alvin ended military service with the 1st Massachusetts Sharpshooters at Falmouth, Stafford County, Virginia, by discharge for disability.

  • On 13 Aug 1863 his brother, Ralph Cole, died at Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania, at age 21 in action with the 16th Massachusetts Infantry.
  • On 25 Dec 1883 Alvin's sister, Corilla Cole, married Elliot Luke Packard at Brockton, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.
  • Alvin Cole was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, but no unit or service dates are given. Identification not conclusive.
  • He died on 12 Jun 1891 at Soldiers' Home, Chelsea, Suffolk County, Massachusetts. He was 50 years, 10 months and 13 days old.
  • He was buried in Jun 1891 at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
  • Alvin Cole was was one of many soldiers who resided at one time or another at Soldiers' Home, Crest Avenue, Chelsea, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.
  • Last Edited: 22 May 2016

William J. Cole

b. between 1838 and 1839, d. 10 May 1864
  • Company: H
  • William J. Cole was born between 1838 - 1839 at Columbia, now called East Columbia, Brazoria County, Texas, (Note: this is what Ford's history says. And many thanks to Ron Livingston for clarifying where Columbia is.)
  • He was enumerated in the 1850 US Federal census on 19 Aug 1850 at Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts, possibly as:
    Edward Woodford, 40, school teacher, b. ME
    Elizabeth H., 34, b. ME
    Anna I., 11, b. ME
    Elizabeth C., 7, b. ME
    Emma L., 4, b. ME
    **William V. Cole, 11, b. TX
    Ann Bryan, 17, b. Ireland.
  • In 1861 William was living at Uxbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, William gave his occupation as machinist.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 William mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Uxbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 21 Oct 1861 William was wounded at The Battle of Ball's Bluff, Leesburg, Virginia, in the leg.
  • On 30 Oct 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, William J. Cole was included, with 304 other men, among "The Killed Wounded and Missing of the Fifteenth Regiment," after Ball's Bluff.
  • On 18 Sep 1862 William was promoted to Corporal.
  • On 6 May 1864 William was wounded at The Battle of the Wilderness, Spotsylvania County, Virginia.
  • He died on 10 May 1864 at Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania County, Virginia.
  • On 10 May 1864 at "The New York Times", New York City, New York, William J. Cole was mentioned on page 8, among others, as having made his way north after the battle. (click icon to read partial article.)
  • On 25 May 1864 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, William J. Cole was mentioned among the casualties.
  • Last Edited: 14 Oct 2012

Henry Alonzo Collar

b. 1841, d. 17 September 1862
  • Father: Charles Collar b. Apr 1806, d. 9 Sep 1894
  • Mother: Mary Ann Coe b. 14 Jul 1806, d. 23 Apr 1874
  • Company: H
  • Henry Alonzo Collar was born in 1841 at New Boston, Windham County, Connecticut, son of Charles Collar and Mary Ann Coe.
  • Henry Alonzo Collar was enumerated in the household of Charles Collar and Mary Ann Coe in the 1850 US Federal Census on 31 Jul 1850 at Ashford, Windham County, Connecticut, as:
    Charles Collar, 44, shoemaker, b. MA
    Mary A., 44, b. CT
    Sarah J., 19, b. CT
    William C., 16, b. CT
    Mary L., 14, b. CT
    **Henry A., 9, b. CT.
  • Henry Alonzo Collar was enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 9 Jun 1860 at Sutton P. O., Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Henry A. Coller, 19, clerk, b. CT
    apparently boarding in the home of
    Mr. Plummer, 50 and his wife Amelia.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Henry gave his occupation as clerk.
  • In 1861 Henry was living at Uxbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Henry mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as a Corporal, being credited to the quota of Uxbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 20 years old.
  • On 21 Oct 1861 Henry was wounded at The Battle of Ball's Bluff, Leesburg, Virginia, on the thigh.
  • On 30 Oct 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Henry Alonzo Collar 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 "Worcester Aegis & Transcript", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Henry Alonzo Collar was mentioned among the casualties.
  • On 14 Feb 1862 at "The Worcester Daily Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Henry A. Collar was mentioned as follows:
    "Lieut. Col. Ward, Lieut. H. P. Jorgensen of Co. A., Leominster, sergeant A. E. Shumway of Co. E., Oxford, sergeant Shove of Co. K., Blackstone, corporal Collar of Co. H., Northbridge, and private Ralph T. Phinney of Co. D., Worcester, have been detailed from the fifteenth regiment, for six months, to recruit for the Massachusetts regiments."
  • He died on 17 Sep 1862 at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland, killed in action. He was 21 years old.
  • He was buried in 1862 at Westford Village Cemetery, Westford, Windham County, Connecticut.
  • On 10 Apr 1889 Charles Collar received a pension to surviving family member in Massachusetts based on Henry's service; his father, receiving certificate number 2xx9x7 (smudged digits).
  • On 17 Sep 1900 Henry Alonzo Collar 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

Thomas Collins

b. between 1842 and 1843
  • Company: B
  • Thomas Collins was born between 1842 - 1843 at Canada.
  • In 1863 Thomas was living at Canada.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1863, Thomas gave his occupation as laborer.

  • On 31 Jul 1863 Thomas mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Belchertown, Hampshire County, Massachusetts.
  • He was declared missing in action on 6 May 1864 at The Battle of the Wilderness, Spotsylvania County, Virginia.
  • On 18 May 1864 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Thomas Collins was noted among the wounded at the Battle of the Wilderness.
  • On 25 May 1864 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Thomas Collins was mentioned among the casualties.
  • On 17 Jun 1864, Thomas was returned to unit and deserted while on furlough, according to the MASSCW.
  • On 27 Jul 1864 Thomas ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by administrative transfer to the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as "absent wounded", and mustered out, according to Ford.

  • Last Edited: 3 Sep 2012

William E. Collins

b. 1844, d. 1888
  • Company: G
  • William E. Collins was born about in 1844 at Wisconsin.
  • He was enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 13 Jul 1860 at Millbury P. O., Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Charles O. Adams, 38, farmer, b. MA
    Ann D., 36, b. MA
    Fanny G., 12, b. MA
    Otis N., 7, b. Wisconsin
    Emma F., 1, b. MA
    **William E. Collins, 18, farm labor, b. Wisconsin
    Ann Curtis, 18, house maid, b. Ireland.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, William gave his occupation as shoemaker.
  • In 1861 William was living at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 William mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 17 years old.
  • On 28 Jul 1864 William ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by mustering out, having fulfilled his term of service.

  • On 2 Nov 1870 William E. Collins married Kate Montgomery, 11, at Lake City, Wabasha County, Minnesota.
  • William E. Collins and Kate Montgomery were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 8 Jun 1880 at Rochester, Olmsted County, Minnesota, as:
    Collins, Wm., 35, keeping hotel, b. Wis (fat b. CT, mor b. MA)
    ---, Kate, 32, wife, b. PA (fath b. Ire, more b. PA
    ---, Louise, 7, daur, b. Minnesota
    Bradley, Libbie, 38, single, house keeper
    Hoglier, Susan, 25, divorced, table waiter
    ---, Mary, 4,
    Kelly, Lizze, 24, single, works at hotel
    Buckley, John, 66, no relationship given, widower, laborer, b. PA (of PA parents.)
  • William E. Collins died in 1888. He was 44 years old.
  • On 27 Mar 1888 Kate Montgomery received a pension to surviving family member in Washington, DC, based on William's service; his wife, received certificate number 327241.
  • Kate Collins was, his wife, incuded in the city directory of at 930 K Street, N. W., Washington, DC, in 1890 as a clerk at the Treasury Department.
  • William E. Collins's surviving family was enumerated in the household of Kate Montgomery in the 1900 US Federal Census on 12 Jun 1900 at Washington, DC, as:
    Collins, Katherine, roomer, b. Aug 1859, 40, widow (12 years), her one child is living, b. ME (as were her parents), gov't clerk.
  • Last Edited: 17 Mar 2012

Family: Kate Montgomery b. Aug 1859

  • Louise Collins b. Oct 1874

George M. Colman

b. July 1831, d. 17 June 1908
  • Company: 1_SS
  • George Holmes was an alias.
  • George M. Colman was born in Jul 1831 at Vermont.
  • In 1861 George was living at Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment, George gave his occupation as Shoemaker.

  • On 2 Sep 1861 George M. Coleman mustered into service with the 1st Company Massachusetts Sharpshooters, being credited to the quota of Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts. He was 30 years and 2 months old.
  • On 13 Mar 1862 at "Salem Register", Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts, George M. Coleman was mentioned in an article about the bodyguard which returned the deceased General Lander to Salem for interment. He may have been included in a group photo believed to have been taken of the Sharpshooters selected to accompany General. The officer standing at the far left is Captain John "Jack" Saunders.
  • On 11 Jul 1863 George ended military service with the 1st Massachusetts Sharpshooters at Washington, DC, by discharge for disability.

  • George was living at Gardiner, Kennebec County, Maine.
  • Starting 3 Dec 1863, George also served in the 2nd Maine Cavalry, Co. C as a Sergeant.
  • He ended his service with the 2nd Maine Cavalry, Co. C on 6 Dec 1865 at Fort Barrancas, Pensacola, Escambia County, Florida.
  • On 14 Jul 1869 George M. Colman married Sarah I. Cannon, 26, daughter of John Cannon and Mary Bull, at Alachua County, Florida.
  • George M. Colman was enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 2 Jun 1870 at Alachua County, Florida, as:
    Coleman, Geo. E., 33, boot manufacturing, b. VT
    ---, Sallie E., 26, b. SC
    Clarke, Edward, 25, (b.) laborer, b. SC.
  • He and Sarah I. Cannon were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 2 Jun 1880 at Precinct 10, Alachua County, Florida, as:
    George W. Colman, 48, mechanic, b. VT
    Sally E., 34, wife, b. SC
    Nelly, 5, dau, b. FL
    Mathew Boucie, 44, bootmaker, b. Germany.
  • George M. Colman and Sarah I. Cannon were enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 5 Jun 1900 at Gainesville, Alachua County, Florida, as:
    George M Colman, 68, b. July 1831, married 30 years, b. VT (of VT parents), shoemaker
    Sallie E., 57, b. Mar 1843, 2 of seven children living, b. S. Carolina (of SC parents)
    Nellie M., 22, daur, b. Dec 1877, single, b. FL
    Ida B., 17, daur, b. Jan 1883 in FL
    Lavina Green, 13, (black) b. July 1876, single, servant.
  • George and Sarah's daughter, Ida Burnett Colman married Clarke Cooper Chitty.
  • On 5 May 1908 George and Sarah's daughter, Nellie May Coleman married Edwin Nathaniel Franklin Sullivan at Alachua County, Florida, as his fifth wife.
  • George M. Colman died on 17 Jun 1908 according to his pension file. He was 76 years and 11 months old.
  • He was buried in Jun 1908 at Evergreen Cemetery, Gainesville, Alachua County, Florida, http://www.wizardofar.org/CFDocs/common/StoneTemp.cfm?ID=429&StoneID=429&Cemetery=Evergreen1&CemName=Evergreen&Org=ACHC&Scount=688.
  • He made application at Florida for a veteran's pension on 10 Sep 1908, his wife, received certificate number 751319 for his serrvice in the 1st MA Sharpshooters and the 2nd Maine Cavalry.
  • On 16 Dec 1921 Sarah I. Cannon, his wife, died at Gainesville, Alachua County, Florida, at age 78.
  • Last Edited: 5 Jul 2016

Family: Sarah I. Cannon b. 12 Mar 1843, d. 16 Dec 1921

  • Nellie May Coleman b. Dec 1877, d. 28 Sep 1929
  • Ida Burnett Colman b. 12 Jan 1883, d. 1 Jun 1956

Adin Alonzo Colvin

b. 21 March 1837, d. 14 November 1885
  • Father: Mark Colvin b. 1795, d. 31 May 1872
  • Mother: Abigail White b. 1796, d. 3 Jan 1872
  • Company: H
  • Adin Alonzo Colvin was born on 21 Mar 1837 at Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Mark Colvin and Abigail White.
  • Adin Alonzo Colvin was enumerated in the household of Mark Colvin in the 1850 US Federal Census in Aug 1850 at Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Mark Colvin, 54, m, Laborer, $425, b. RI
    Nina, 54, f, b. MA
    **Alonzo, 12, m, b. RI
    Rhoda, 80, f, b. RI (his grandmother.)
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Adin gave his occupation as shoemaker.
  • Adin Alonzo Colvin and George Washington Colvin, 1st cousins, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.

  • On 29 Jul 1862 Adin mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 25 years, 4 months and 8 days old.
  • On 17 Sep 1862 Adin was wounded at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland, in the side.
  • On 21 Oct 1862 Adin Alonzo Colvin, 25, married Ellen Josephine Mason, daughter of Francis B. Mason and Elmira Harris, at Upton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • On 4 Jul 1863 Adin was wounded at The Battle of Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania, in the right elbow.
  • On 22 Jul 1863 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Adin Alonzo Colvin was reported as wounded at Gettysburg.
  • On 28 Jul 1864 Adin ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to expiration of his term of service, while "absent sick."

  • He made application for a veteran's pension in Jun 1865, received certificate number 68119.
  • He and Ellen Josephine Mason were separated apparently.
  • On 2 Feb 1872 Adin's former wife, Ellen Josephine Mason remarried Joseph White 1st at Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for him and the second for her.
  • On 31 May 1872 his father, Mark Colvin, died at Whitinsville, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 16 Apr 1876 Adin Alonzo Colvin, 39, married Mary Frances Dacey, daughter of Cornelius Dacey and Catherine Ennis, at Slatersville, Providence County, Rhode Island.
  • On 13 Aug 1878 Mary Frances Dacey, his wife, died.
  • Adin Alonzo Colvin was enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 5 Jun 1880 at Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Colvin, Adin A., 40, widower, works in factory, but has been unemployed for four months during the past year, b. MA
    ---, Wealthy A., 3, daughter, b. RI.
  • He died on 14 Nov 1885 at National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers (Togus Hospital), Augusta, Kennebec County, Maine. He was 48 years, 7 months and 24 days old.
  • He was buried in Nov 1885 at Riverdale Cemetery, Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 1 Oct 1886 George H. Bennett made application for a pension as guardian to Adin's surviving dependants, (Relationship, if any, unknown.)
  • Wealthy A. Colvin, his daughter, was afflicted with epilepsy, and in the times she lived in, she was called "an insane person."
  • On 8 May 2007 at "The Milford News", Milford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, an article by James Buckley appeared about Adin and his daughter. (click icon to read.)
  • In 1926 his daughter, Wealthy A. Colvin, died at The Monson State Hospital, Monson, Hampden County, Massachusetts, as a patient. The death is also registered in Northbridge, MA.
  • Last Edited: 23 Jun 2017

Family 1: Ellen Josephine Mason b. 1848, d. 1935

Family 2: Mary Frances Dacey b. about 1856, d. 13 Aug 1878

  • Wealthy A. Colvin b. 21 Jun 1876, d. 1926

George Washington Colvin

b. 30 December 1823, d. 5 September 1901
  • Father: Zacheus Colvin b. 21 Aug 1797, d. 17 Apr 1874
  • Mother: Mary (Polly) Cary b. 1802
  • Company: K
  • George Washington Colvin was born on 30 Dec 1823 at Mendon, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Zacheus Colvin and Mary (Polly) Cary.
  • George Washington Colvin married Florinda E. Paine, daughter of Nahum Paine and Elsie [--?--].
  • George Washington Colvin and Florinda E. Paine were enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 4 Aug 1860 at Blackstone, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    George W. Colvin, 35, farm laborer, b. MA
    Florinda, 29, b. RI
    Abby S., 10, b. RI
    Lydia F., 8, b. CT
    Celia M., 7, b. MA
    Eldora, 6, b. MA
    Sarah, 4, b. MA
    Lida, 2, b. MA
    Alice, 9/12, b. MA.
  • In 1861 George was living at Blackstone, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, George gave his occupation as farmer.

  • On 9 Dec 1861 George mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Blackstone, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 37 years, 11 months and 9 days old.
  • On 16 Jun 1862 George ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts for reasons not given in the 1870 roster.

  • George Washington Colvin and Adin Alonzo Colvin, 1st cousins, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.
  • Starting 13 Jun 1864, George also served in the Company D of the 25th Massachusetts.
  • He ended his service with the 25th Massachusetts on 7 Jul 1865.
  • He and Florinda E. Paine were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census in 1870 at Smithfield, Providence County, Rhode Island.
  • On 19 Mar 1871 George and Florinda's daughter, Abby G. Colvin married Johnathan S. REmington at Smithfield, Providence County, Rhode Island.
  • On 26 Oct 1872 George and Florinda's daughter, Elanora Colvin married Charles Henry Kettle at Smithfield, Providence County, Rhode Island.
  • On 11 Feb 1875 George and Florinda's daughter, Lydia Frances Colvin married George Henry Keene at Smithfield, Providence County, Rhode Island.
  • On 24 May 1875 George and Florinda's daughter, Celia Maria Colvin married Jeremiah Clark at Lincoln, Providence County, Rhode Island.
  • George Washington Colvin and Florinda E. Paine were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census in Jun 1880 at Smithfield, Providence County, Rhode Island, where he works on a "State Farm", and three of the girls are working at a cotton mill. They have six daughters living with them ranging in age from 23 to one year -- Sarah, Lidda, Elsa, Caroline, Susan and Lottie, who is apparently an adopted child. Three of the girls are working at a cotton mill.
  • George Washington Colvin made application for a veteran's pension on 26 Jun 1880, and received certificate number 917653, for his service in the 25th Massachusetts Infantry.
  • On 3 Apr 1883 George and Florinda's daughter, Caroline M. Colvin married Barney Lacourse at Smithfield, Providence County, Rhode Island.
  • On 24 Dec 1900 Florinda E. Paine, his wife, died at Cumberland, Providence County, Rhode Island, at age 71.
  • George Washington Colvin died on 5 Sep 1901 at Cumberland, Providence County, Rhode Island. He was 77 years, 8 months and 6 days old.
  • He was buried in Sep 1901 at East Blackstone Quaker Cemetery, Blackstone, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Plot: B5.
  • Last Edited: 23 Jun 2017

Family: Florinda E. Paine b. 1 Jul 1829, d. 24 Dec 1900

  • Abby G. Colvin b. 1849, d. 3 May 1927
  • Lydia Frances Colvin b. 1852, d. 15 Aug 1926
  • Celia Maria Colvin b. 19 May 1853, d. 22 Sep 1916
  • Elanora Colvin b. 1853, d. 5 May 1949
  • Sarah A. Colvin b. 5 Oct 1856, d. 1942
  • Lidda M. Colvin b. 13 Mar 1858, d. 28 Jun 1898
  • Elsa A. Colvin b. 1 Nov 1859, d. 8 Dec 1917
  • George E. Colvin b. 8 Feb 1862, d. 1862
  • Caroline M. Colvin b. 27 Feb 1863
  • George Lincolon Colvin b. 21 Mar 1867, d. 1867
  • Susan E. Colvin b. 26 May 1870
  • Lottie Colvin b. Mar 1879