Lucien Augustus Cook

b. 5 August 1838, d. 13 March 1873

Lucien A. Cook
  • Father: Horace Star Cook b. 10 Oct 1811, d. 11 Sep 1890
  • Mother: Almira Pierce b. 23 Feb 1813, d. 28 May 1870
  • Company: A
  • Lucien Augustus Cook was born on 5 Aug 1838 at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Horace Star Cook and Almira Pierce, and through his mother, an 8th generation descendant of John White of Wenham and Lancaster, Massachusetts.
  • Lucien Augustus Cook was enumerated in the household of Horace Star Cook and Almira Pierce in the 1850 US Federal Census on 2 Sep 1850 at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Horace S. Cook, 38, m, combmaker, $1800, b. Leominster, MA
    Almira, 37, Leominster, MA
    **Lucien A., 12, Leominster, MA (noted as being in school)
    Male, 1 mo., Leominster, MA.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Lucien gave his occupation as comb maker.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Lucien mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 22 years, 11 months and 7 days old.
  • From the White Genealogy -
    At the breaking out of the Civil War in 1861, he was a member of the Leominster Light Infantry, and with that organization was mustered into the service of the United States, July 12, 1861. The company was designated as Company A, 15th Regiment, Massachusetts Volunteers.
    He was in all the actions in which that gallant regiment participated, until his capture at the battle of Antietam. He was taken to Libby prison, Richmond, Va., and after a few weeks was paroled and carried to "Camp Parole," Annapolis, Md., and shortly after returned home as a paroled prisoner. On account of his injuries received at the time of his capture, a severe attack of fever and ague, and general disability incident to severe campaigns and prison life, he received an honorable discharge, Dec. 31, 1862.
  • On 11 Dec 1861 Lucien Augustus Cook was mentioned in an article about Leonard Wood "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 1 Jun 1862 Lucien was promoted to Corporal.
  • On 28 Jul 1862, Lucien was shown as absent per 1870 roster.
  • On 17 Sep 1862 Lucien was wounded at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland, and taken prisoner.
  • On 15 Oct 1862 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts,
    Missing Men Of The Fifteenth Regiment

    A member of the fifteenth regiment at the camp of paroled prisoners at Annapolis writes as follows:
    “Thomas Caulfield, G. T. Osgood. George W. Hunt of Co. C; Charles A. Gleason, Peter McGune, Andrew Cadret, E. L. Smith, O. W. Newton, of Co. D; L. A. Cook, of Co. A; Edwin Chase, George Carpenter, of Co. B; C. L. Preston, Co. G; Thomas Horne, J. S. Flannigan, Co. H; J. G. Thornton, Thomas Welch, Co. K; E. A. Snow, Andrew Sharpshooters, were taken prisoners at the battle of Antietam, and recently released at Richmond. There are some that left Richmond, who are in the hospitals and I have been unable to obtain their names.”.

  • On 13 Dec 1862 Lucien ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts discharged for wounds.

  • Starting 23 Nov 1863, Lucien also served in the Band of the US Colored Infantry (Corps D'Afrique per MASSCW.)
  • From the White Genealogy:
    During the year 1863, he resided a short time in Brookfield, Conn., and after his return to Leominster, received notice that he had been drafted to fill the quota of Brookfield. He, at once, reported to the authorities in Connecticut, but was at once rejected. It being his wish to do such military duty as lay in his power, he enlisted in a band organized by P. S. Gilmore for service in the Gulf States, Nov. 23, 1863. This band was known as the "First Brigade Band" and a part of the time was assigned to the 81st Regiment, United States Infantry, Department of the Gulf. By reason of failing health he was discharged at New Orleans, July 20, 1865.
  • He ended his service as 3d Class Musician on 20 Jul 1865 at New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana.
  • On 5 Oct 1865 Lucien Augustus Cook, 27, married Ellen H. Green, 23, daughter of Emerson Green and Clarissa Wright, at Westminster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 27 May 1867, at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Lucien was comissioned Captain of Co. K, 10th Regiment MVM (State Militia.)
  • At Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Lucien Augustus Cook was the first Commander of C. H. Stevens G. A. R. Post 53.
  • On 6 Apr 1869 Ellen H. Green, his wife, died at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 27.
  • On 28 May 1870 his mother, Almira Pierce, died at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of cancer at age 57.
  • On 6 Mar 1873 Lucien Augustus Cook, 34, married Belinda Johnson Whitcomb, 35, daughter of Alanson Josiah Whitcomb and Emily Johnson, at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a second marriage for him and the first for her.
  • Lucien Augustus Cook died on 13 Mar 1873 at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of consumption, and was buried with military honors, the funeral being largely attended by the officers of the regiment. He was 34 years, 7 months and 8 days old.
  • He was buried in Mar 1873 at Evergreen Cemetery, Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Lot 094, Section 04.
  • On 2 May 1878 Lucien's widow, Belinda Johnson Whitcomb remarried to David I. Munsie at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a second marriage for both.
  • On 15 Aug 1902 Belinda Johnson Munsie received a pension to surviving family member in Massachusetts based on Lucien's service; his remarried and rewodowed wife, received certificate number 877426.
  • He was mentioned in the obituary of Charles Henry Wilder on 13 May 1909 at "The Fitchburg Sentinel", Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Credits: Portrait from "Leominster: Historical and Picturesque", by William A. Emerson, 1888.
  • Last Edited: 8 Apr 2016

Family 1: Ellen H. Green b. 6 Feb 1842, d. 6 Apr 1869

Family 2: Belinda Johnson Whitcomb b. 27 Dec 1837

Willis Aldrich Cook

b. 8 June 1828, d. 16 April 1907
  • Father: Leonard Cook b. 16 Jul 1804, d. 5 Feb 1836
  • Mother: Julia Ann Aldrich b. 1810, d. 1900
  • Company: C
  • Willis Aldrich Cook was born on 8 Jun 1828 at Wrentham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, son of Leonard Cook and Julia Ann Aldrich, or possibly in Uxbridge, Worcester County.
  • On 5 Feb 1836 his father, Leonard Cook, died at age 31.
  • On 14 Sep 1849 Willis Aldrich Cook, 21, married Emeline F. Stone, 16, at Rockingham, Windham County, Vermont.
  • Willis Aldrich Cook and Emeline F. Stone were enumerated in the 1850 US Federal census on 24 Aug 1850 at Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a boarding house as:
    Willis Cook, 21, dresser, b. MA
    Emeline, 18, b. MA.
  • Before 1859 Emeline F. Stone, his wife, died apparently.
  • On 30 Sep 1859 Willis Aldrich Cook, 31, married Rhoda Thomas, 30, daughter of Samuel Thomas and Salome [--?--], at West Boylston, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a second marriage for both.
  • Willis Aldrich Cook and Rhoda Thomas were enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 25 Jul 1860 at Harvard P. O., Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a boarding house as:
    Willis Cook, 32, dresser, b. MA
    Rhoda, 31, b. ME
    Frederick, 8, b. ME
    Edwin, 4/12, b. MA.
  • In 1861 Willis was living at Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Willis gave his occupation as dresser.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Willis mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 33 years, 1 month and 4 days old.
  • On 14 Sep 1861, Willis was promoted to 1st Sergeant.
  • On 21 Oct 1861, at The Battle of Ball's Bluff, Leesburg, Virginia, Willis was missing in action.
  • On 30 Oct 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Willis Aldrich Cook 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, Willis A. Cook was listed with 195 other men among the prisoners taken at Ball's Bluff.
  • On 20 Jan 1862 at "The Worcester Daily Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Willis A. Cook was mentioned among the released prisoners.
  • On 12 Apr 1862 Willis ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to disability.

  • He and Rhoda Thomas were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 9 Jun 1870 at Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Cook, Willis A., 41, works in gingham mill, b. MA
    ---, Rhoda, 40, b. ME
    ---, Frederick, 18, b. MA
    ---, Edwin B., 10, b. NH
    Brown, George H., 18, b. MA.
  • Willis Aldrich Cook was enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 19 Jun 1880 at Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, where he Works In a Cotton Mill. Although he is enumerated as "married", there is no wife apparent. He lives in what appears to be a boarding house owned by Peter C. JOHNSON.
  • On 16 Mar 1885 Rhoda Thomas, his wife, died at Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 55 of dropsey.
  • Willis Aldrich Cook was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Co. C.
  • He made application at Massachusetts for a veteran's pension in Nov 1892, and received certificate number 849109.
  • In 1896, Willis was included in "The History of Clinton, Massachusetts."
  • He was enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 9 Jun 1900 at Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as a lodger. He is age 71 and enumerated as single.
  • He died on 16 Apr 1907 at Clinton Hospital, Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of heart disease. He was 78 years, 10 months and 8 days old.
  • He was buried on 17 Apr 1907 at Woodlawn Cemetery, Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Last Edited: 8 Apr 2016

Family 1: Emeline F. Stone b. 19 Sep 1832, d. before 1859

  • Frederick Lewis Cook b. 5 Mar 1852
  • Julietta Cook b. 15 Sep 1853, d. 6 May 1854

Family 2: Rhoda Thomas b. 23 Sep 1829, d. 16 Mar 1885

  • Edwin B. Cook b. 14 Mar 1860

Edward Cookson

b. between 1840 and 1841
  • Company: 1_SS
  • Edward Cookson was born between 1840 - 1841.
  • At the time of his enlistment, Edward gave his occupation as Sailor.
  • In 1861 Edward was living at Gloucester, Essex County, Massachusetts.
  • Starting 15 Apr 1861, Edward also served in the 8th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, Company G.
  • He ended his service with the 8th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment on 1 Aug 1861 at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.

  • On 2 Sep 1861 Edward Cookson mustered into service with the 1st Company Massachusetts Sharpshooters.
  • On 8 Aug 1862 Edward ended military service with the 1st Massachusetts Sharpshooters by discharge for disability.

  • Last Edited: 14 Oct 2012

Morgan Cooley

b. 1816, d. 26 September 1905
  • Father: Parley Cooley b. 4 Dec 1780, d. 9 Sep 1839
  • Mother: Deborah Holcomb b. 1784
  • Company: I
  • Morgan Cooley was born in Jun 1814 at Connecticut, son of Parley Cooley and Deborah Holcomb, according to the 1900 census.
  • Morgan Cooley was born in 1816 at Granby, Hartford County, Connecticut, son of Parley Cooley and Deborah Holcomb, descendant of Parley, Noah, Daniel III, II, I, Benjamin. (Note: Ford gives age to equal 1816-1817, but his age given on his tombstone would make DOB 1812-1813.)
  • On 11 Oct 1847 Morgan Cooley married Amanda Clark, 25, at Granby, Hartford County, Connecticut.
  • Morgan Cooley and Henrietta M. Clark were enumerated in the 1850 US Federal census on 30 Jul 1850 at Granby, Hartford County, Connecticut, as:
    Morgan Cooley, 36, farmer, b. CT (as were all)
    Marsha, 27
    Marsha, 2
    Rich, 2/12.
  • Morgan Cooley and Henrietta M. Clark were enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 2 Jul 1860 at Russell, Hampden County, Massachusetts, as:
    Morgan COOLEY, 46, Farm laborer b. CT (as were all)
    Henrietta M., 37
    Martha, 12
    Lyman C., 10
    Daniel, 8
    Henry, 6.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Morgan gave his occupation as farmer.
  • In 1861 Morgan was living at Russell, Hampden County, Massachusetts.

  • On 22 Oct 1861 Morgan mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry. He was 45 years old.
  • On 20 Mar 1863 Morgan ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to disability.

  • He and Henrietta M. Clark were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 1 Jun 1870 at Granby, Hartford County, Connecticut, as:
    COOLEY, Morgan, 56, farm laborer, b. CT
    Henrietta M., 47, b. CT
    Daniel P., 16, b. CT
    Henry E., 14, b. CT
    Ernest (?), 9, b. MA (!)
  • Morgan Cooley made application for a veteran's pension on 4 Feb 1878, and received certificate number not recorded in research.
  • He was included in the "History of the Connecticut Valley in Massachusetts, Volume II," by Louis H. Everts, 1879, as a member of the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.
  • He and Henrietta M. Clark were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 1 Jun 1880 at Granby, Hartford County, Connecticut, where Henrietta, age 57, is enumerated as "married" but alone in the house. Possibly, he is at the family reunion in Wisconsin. No children are enumerated with her.
  • On 4 Oct 1880 at Lima, Grant County, Wisconsin, Sherman Cooley and Morgan Cooley,
    Morgan was present at his brother's Golden Wedding Anniversary --
    On Oct. 4, 1880, he (i.e. brother Sherman) and his wife celebrated their Golden Wedding in Lima, Grant County, Wisconsin. Among other guests was Morgan Cooley, Sherman's younger brother, who related the story of Sherman's wedding at the Granby meeting-house, and recalled how the bride and groom were dressed. Morgan said, "Sherman wore a swallow-tailed coat, and a bell-crowned plug hat; the bride wore a drab colored silk dress, a white belt around the waist with a sash attached, and a deep ruffle around the neck, and a white silk headdress ."
  • He and Henrietta M. Clark were enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 19 Jun 1900 at Granby, Hartford County, Connecticut, where they own a home with a mortgage. She has had 6 children, and 4 are still living.
  • Morgan Cooley died on 26 Sep 1905. He was 89 years old.
  • (Note: one source says he was 92 old, but current research has not confirmed this.)
  • He was buried in Sep 1905 at Granby Street Cemetery, Granby, Hartford County, Connecticut.
  • On 7 Oct 1905 Henrietta M. Clark received a pension to surviving family member, in Connecticut based on Morgan's service; and received certificate number 605125 , where she is referred to as "Harriet C."
  • Henrietta, his wife, outlived Morgan and died on 4 Sep 1914 at age 92.
  • NOTE: The Granby Street Cemetery has the following COOLEY stones:
    Henry E. 1854-1930 (Morgan's son?)
    Louisa A. Smith Cooley, wife of Daniel P. b. 1857
    Mary F. Smith, wife of Henry E. b.. 1854-1933
    H. M. Cooley (Henrietta) 15 July 1841 - 4 Sep 1914
    Lyman C. is buried here with no further information on the stone.
  • Last Edited: 8 Apr 2016

Family: Henrietta M. Clark b. Jun 1822, d. 4 Sep 1914

  • Marsha Cooley b. 23 Jul 1848
  • Rich Cooley b. 17 May 1850
  • Lyman C. Cooley b. 17 May 1850
  • Daniel Perry Cooley b. 16 Aug 1852
  • Henry E. Cooley b. 1854
  • Ernest Cooley b. 21 Mar 1861

Charles Coolidge

b. between 1827 and 1828
  • Company: C
  • Charles Coolidge was born between 1827 - 1828 at unknown.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Charles gave his occupation as none; no occupation is given in Ford's history.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Charles mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • After 13 Jul 1861 Charles ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts no further information given in the 1870 roster.

  • This man does not appear in the MASSCW, only in Ford's history and the 1870 roster. There is no Charles Coolidge who fits the age of 33 that he should have had in 1861 according to Ford and the 1870 roster.
  • Last Edited: 3 Sep 2012

Charles Milton Coolidge III

b. 10 May 1835, d. 15 February 1893
  • Father: Charles Coolidge 2nd b. 4 Feb 1807, d. 23 May 1866
  • Mother: Nancy Spaulding b. 1811, d. 20 May 1886
  • Company: A
  • Charles Milton Coolidge III was born on 10 May 1835 at Westminster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Charles Coolidge 2nd and Nancy Spaulding.
  • Charles Milton Coolidge III and Nancy Spaulding were enumerated in the 1850 US Federal census on 9 Aug 1850 at Westminster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Charles Cooledge, 43, M, Chair Manufactory, $7500, b. MA
    Nancy, 39, b. New Hampshire
    Harriett, 18, F, b. MA
    **C. Milton, 15, M, Student, b. MA
    Joseph F., 12, M, b. MA (as others, except as noted)
    Marcus M., 10
    Frederic S., 8
    Clinton W., 3
    Hellen E., 1
    Stillman Eaton, 30, Chairmaker
    Calvin Cooledge, 23, Chairmaker
    Winifred Bolton, 15, b. Ireland
    Stephen Morman, 30, farmer, b. MA.
  • In 1861 Charles was living at Westminster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Charles gave his occupation as attorney.
  • On 17 Jun 1861 his brother, Marcus Morton Coolidge, died at Boonville, Cooper County, Missouri, at age 21 His brother had moved to St. Louis before the war and enlisted into Co. H, 1st Light Artillery Regiment, Missouri Volunteers as Private on April 29, 1861 at the age of 22. He was mustered into service on June 11 at Boonsville, Mo., just 6 days before he was killed there in the Battle of Boonsville. He was the first Westminster native to die in battle.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Charles mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Westminster, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 26 years, 2 months and 2 days old.
  • From the "Barre Gazette," 19 July 1861:
    Death in the Battle at Boonsville, Mo.,
    One of the slain federal troops at Boonsville was Marcus M. Coolidge, a native of Westminster, aged 22, son of Chas. Coolidge of that town.
    The Fitchburg Reveille Says: "His brother, Mr. C. Milton Coolidge, on hearing of his brother's death, immediately enlisted in Co. A., of the fifteenth regiment, now encamped at Worcester."
  • On 15 Dec 1861 Charles ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to disability.

  • On 4 Jul 1868 Charles Milton Coolidge III was included on the Civil War memorial at Main Street, Westminster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, From the "Massachusetts Spy," (Worcester, Massachusetts), 17 July 1868:
    A very fine soldiers' monument of Fitchburg granite, with curb of the same material, was dedicated in Westminster, July 4. It stands 22 1/2 feet high, the names of 82 soldiers being on marble slabs attached to the sides of the monument.
    The dedicatory services proper consisted of prayer, singing of an original ode, floral demonstration, an address, the reading of a poem, and the playing of a dirge by the Gardner Brass Band. A free dinner was provided in the grove....speeches were made by Captain Holden and General Kimball....
  • On 20 May 1886 his mother, Nancy Spaulding, died at Grand Haven, Ottawa County, Michigan.
  • Charles Milton Coolidge III made application at Massachusetts for a veteran's pension on 14 Mar 1891, and received certificate number 801188.
  • He died on 15 Feb 1893 at State Lunatic Hospital, Bloomingdale, Worcester County, Massachusetts, a suicide by hanging. According to the Worcester Daily Spy, "he was an inmate of that institution" and had been there only a month.. He was 57 years, 9 months and 5 days old.
  • He was buried in Feb 1893 at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Westminster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • In 1893, Charles was included in the "History of Westminster."
  • Last Edited: 8 Apr 2016

Alexander S. Cooper

b. 1823, d. 22 November 1866
  • Father: Alexander Cooper
  • Mother: Catherine [--?--]
  • Company: A
  • Alexander S. Cooper was born in 1823 at Isle Of Wight, England, son of Alexander Cooper and Catherine [--?--].
  • In 1850 Alexander was living at Richmond, Cheshire County, New Hampshire.
  • On 24 May 1850 Alexander S. Cooper married Sarah Dana Hastings, 28, daughter of Caleb Hastings and Huldah Penniman, at Warwick, Franklin County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Alexander S. Cooper and Sarah Dana Hastings were enumerated in the 1850 US Federal census on 31 Aug 1850 at Richmond, Cheshire County, New Hampshire, as:
    Alexander Cooper, 26, tanner & cuirier, b. England
    Sarah D., 29, b. MA
    Clara J. Hastings, 17, b. MA.
  • On 20 Oct 1858 his infant daughter, Anna Sophia Cooper, died at Warwick, Franklin County, Massachusetts, at age 1 of consumption.
  • Alexander S. Cooper and Sarah Dana Hastings were enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 16 Jul 1860 at Warwick, Franklin County, Massachusetts, as:
    Alexander Cooper, 35, farmer, $800 personal estate, b. England
    Sarah D., 37, b. MA (as were all the children)
    George A., 10
    Ellen J., 8
    Agnes M., 5
    Charles E., 1.
  • In 1861 Alexander was living at Warwick, Franklin County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Alexander gave his occupation as currier (i.e. cuirier or leather worker.)

  • On 15 Jul 1861 Alexander mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Warwick, Franklin County, Massachusetts. He was 38 years old.
  • On 1 May 1862 Alexander ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to disability.

  • Starting 22 Jul 1862, Alexander also served in the Co. G, 36th Massachusetts Infantry as a Sergeant, age 37.
  • On 18 Jun 1864 Alexander was wounded at The Battle of Spotsylvania, Spotsylvania County, Virginia.
  • He ended his service with Co. G, 36th Massachusetts Infantry discharged because of wounds on 12 Oct 1864.
  • He made application for a veteran's pension on 22 Feb 1865, for his service with the 36th Massachusetts Infantry, and received certificate number 89069.
  • He died on 22 Nov 1866 at Warwick, Franklin County, Massachusetts, from a fractured skull, "by the fall of a derrick, while raising a stone for the soldiers' monument in this town," according to the "Warwick, Massachusetts: Town History to 1854.". He was 43 years old.
  • He was buried in Nov 1866 at Warwick Cemetery, Rt. 78, Warwick, Franklin County, Massachusetts.
  • He's surviving family was enumerated in the household of Sarah Dana Cooper in the 1870 US Federal Census on 18 Aug 1870 at Northfield P. O., Warwick, Franklin County, Massachusetts, as:
    Cooper, Sarah, 49, Keeping house, b. MA (as were all)
    ---, Ellen, 18, no occupation
    ---, Agnes, 15, at home
    ---, Charles, 11, at home.
  • On 22 May 1876 Alexander's daughter, Ellen Jane Cooper married Charles E. Pond at Warwick, Franklin County, Massachusetts.
  • On 26 Jul 1880 Sarah Dana Cooper received a pension to surviving family member based on Alexander's service; his wife, received certificate number 349192 for his service with the 36th Massachusetts.
  • Sarah, his wife, outlived Alexander and died on 31 Mar 1909 at Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts, at age 87.
  • Last Edited: 14 Mar 2017

Family: Sarah Dana Hastings b. 3 Sep 1821, d. 31 Mar 1909

  • George A. Cooper b. 9 Oct 1850, d. 9 Mar 1865
  • Ellen Jane Cooper b. 23 Mar 1852, d. 1944
  • Agnes Maria Cooper b. 25 Dec 1854
  • Anna Sophia Cooper b. 6 Jun 1857, d. 20 Oct 1858
  • Charles Edson Cooper b. 26 Mar 1859
  • Carrie Sophia Cooper b. 16 Mar 1862, d. 26 Aug 1863

Ezekiel Mayo Cooper

b. 9 January 1818, d. 22 April 1904
  • Father: Joseph Cooper b. 1780
  • Mother: Lucy Mayo b. 1795
  • Company: F
  • Ezekiel Mayo Cooper was born on 9 Jan 1818 at Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Joseph Cooper and Lucy Mayo.
  • On 3 Apr 1844 Ezekiel Mayo Cooper, 26, married Azubah Ann Rice, 18, daughter of Peter Rice and Mary "Polly" Olds, at Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Ezekiel Mayo Cooper and Azubah Ann Rice were enumerated in the 1850 US Federal census on 21 Sep 1850 at Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Ezekiel M. COOPER. 32. chairmaker, $400 real estate
    Azubah A., 24
    Ellen M., 4
    Tamson Cooper, 45, F
    Wilber Nichols, 16
    all b. MA.
  • Ezekiel Mayo Cooper and Azubah Ann Rice were enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 16 Jun 1860 at Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Ezekiel COOPER, 41, farmer, $600 in RE and $150 in personal estate
    Azubah, 34
    Ellen M., 14
    George H., 8
    Charles E., 3, all b. MA.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1862, Ezekiel gave his occupation as farmer.
  • In 1862 Ezekiel was living at Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 20 Jan 1862 Ezekiel mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry. He was 44 years and 11 days old.
  • On 26 Apr 1862 his infant daughter, Kate E. Cooper, died at Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 1.
  • On 1 Jun 1863 Ezekiel ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to disability.

  • On 18 Apr 1864 his son, George Henry Cooper, died at Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 12.
  • Ezekiel Mayo Cooper and Azubah Ann Rice were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census in 1880 at Sturbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, where he is a farmer. Also enumerated -- his sister, Adeline, 68, single.
  • On 9 Sep 1884 Ezekiel Mayo Cooper was a member of J. Arthur Johnson G. A. R. Post No. 173, Department of Massachusetts.
  • He was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Sturbridge, Worcester 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 Nov 1890, and received certificate no. 696657.
  • On 4 Apr 1897 Read Personal War Sketch of Comrade Ezekiel M. Cooper, for HEADQUARTERS, J. Arthur Johnson Post No. 173, Department of Massachusetts, GRAND ARMY OF THE REPUBLIC.
    HEADQUARTERS, J. Arthur Johnson Post No. 173, Department of Massachusetts, GRAND ARMY OF THE REPUBLIC

    Personal War Sketch of Comrade Ezekiel M. Cooper

    Who was born the ninth day of January A.D. 1818 in Brookfield County of Worcester State of Massachusetts, son of Joseph and Lucy (Mayo) Cooper (married April 3, 1844 Azubah Ann Rice

    He enlisted the twentieth day of January A.D. 1862 as a private in company F. the 15th Massachusetts regiment of Infantry; and was discharged as a private from the same organization on the twenty second day of October A.D. 1862, for disability.

    I joined my regiment at Poolville, Maryland, thence to Harper's Ferry, thence to Charlestown near Alexandria. Then via Berryville to Winchester, back to Berryville and ordered from there to Washington; and from there went by boat to Yorktown- ordered and started about midnight to West Point, Va.

    I was taken sick and carried to Whitehouse Landing, thence to Alexandria and entered Queen Street Hospital and the typhoid fever. When I got better I was detailed to wait upon the sick at the hospital (Emery Hospital) at Washington; was there about a month and not gaining any strength the Surgeons examined me, and said I would not live two months. I was sent to Fort McHenry and there discharged; being very week when I got home.

    -- Levi B. Chase, P.H.

    I certify that the Sketch of my (his) War Service as above written is true as I verily believe.

    Date April 4, 1897 Signed L.B. Chase, hist.

    We Certify that Comrade E.M. Cooper Joined J. Arthur Johnson Post No. 173 Department of Mass. September 9 1884 Held offices of ---
    (signed) Levi B. Chase, Adjutant --- Commander.
  • He and Azubah Ann Rice were enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 26 Jun 1900 at Sturbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, where he is apparently retired and living alone with his wife. They have been married 56 years, and of their four children, only one is still living.
  • Ezekiel Mayo Cooper died on 22 Apr 1904 at Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 86 years, 3 months and 13 days old.
  • He was buried in Apr 1904 at Brookfield Cemetery, Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Plot: OSW 09.
  • On 2 May 1904 Azubah Ann Rice received a pension to surviving family member in Massachusetts based on Ezekiel's service; and received certificate no. 576399.
  • Azubah, his wife, outlived Ezekiel and died on 22 Apr 1916 at age 90.
  • Last Edited: 8 Apr 2016

Family: Azubah Ann Rice b. 6 Aug 1825, d. 22 Apr 1916

  • Ellen Maria Cooper b. 7 Feb 1846, d. before 1900
  • George Henry Cooper b. 17 Jun 1851, d. 18 Apr 1864
  • Charles E. Cooper b. 31 Oct 1856
  • Kate E. Cooper b. 29 Dec 1860, d. 26 Apr 1862

Rufus K. Cooper

b. 7 July 1838, d. 7 January 1905
  • Father: Ezra Cooper b. 11 Jul 1811, d. 7 May 1855
  • Mother: Mary C. Kemp b. 1817
  • Company: C
  • Rufus K. Cooper was born on 7 Jul 1838 at Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Ezra Cooper and Mary C. Kemp.
  • Rufus K. Cooper was enumerated in the household of Ezra Cooper and Mary C. Kemp in the 1850 US Federal Census on 2 Oct 1850 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Ezra Cooper, 38, laborer, b. MA (as were all)
    Mary C., 33
    **Rufus K., 12
    Laura J., 9
    Ellen S., 4
    Geo N., 11/12.
  • On 7 May 1855 his father, Ezra Cooper, died at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of consumption at age 43.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Rufus gave his occupation as painter (per Ford's history.)
  • In 1861 Rufus was living at Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Rufus mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 23 years and 5 days old.
  • On 21 Oct 1861 Rufus was taken prisoner at The Battle of Ball's Bluff, Leesburg, Virginia.
  • On 30 Oct 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Rufus K. Cooper 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, Rufus K. Cooper was listed with 195 other men among the prisoners taken at Ball's Bluff.
  • On 17 Jun 1862 Rufus K. Cooper, 23, married Mary Elizabeth Pierce Stevens, 19, daughter of Ross C. Stevens and Harriet Pierce, at Cumberland, Providence County, Rhode Island.
  • On 3 Jul 1863 Rufus was wounded at The Battle of Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania, on the chest.
  • On 22 Jul 1863 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Rufus K. Cooper was reported as wounded at Gettysburg.
  • In May 1864 Rufus was wounded.
  • On 28 Jul 1864 Rufus ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts having fulfilled his term of service.

  • On 8 Aug 1865 his toddler son, Rufus A. Cooper, died at Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 2.
  • Rufus K. Cooper and Mary Elizabeth Pierce Stevens were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 27 Jul 1870 at Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, as:
    Cooper, Rufus K., 32, painter, b. MA (as were all)
    ---, Mary, 27
    ---, William, 5
    ---, Effie M., 1
    Stevens, Harriet, 63.
  • Rufus K. Cooper made application for a veteran's pension in Aug 1871, and received certificate number 122169.
  • He and Mary Elizabeth Pierce Stevens were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 12 Jun 1880 at Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, as:
    Cooper, Rufus K. 42, paper hanger, b. MA, of MA parents (as were all in the family)
    ---, Mary E., 38, wife
    ---, William E., 15, son
    ---, Effie M., 11, dau
    Stevens, Harriet, 74, mother-in-law.
  • Rufus K. Cooper was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company C.
  • In 1896, Rufus was included in "The History of Clinton, Massachusetts."
  • He and Mary Elizabeth Pierce Stevens were enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 7 Jun 1900 at Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, as:
    Cooper, Rufus K., head, b. Oct 1837, 62, married 36 years, b. MA, a painter who was unemployed 3 months out of the last year.
    ---, Mary P., wife, b. Nov 1841, of her three children, one is still living, she works in a cigar factory (as a "stripper") and was unemployed 2 months out of the last year.
  • On 21 Oct 1901 at Grand Army Hall, Worcester, Massachusetts, Rufus K. Cooper attended the 35th annual regimental reunion, which was reported the following day in the Worcester Daily Spy.
  • On 21 Oct 1903 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Rufus K. Cooper attended the 37th annual regimental reunion with some eighty other veterans.
  • He died on 7 Jan 1905 at Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, of cerebral hemorrhage. He was 66 years and 6 months old.
  • He was buried on 10 Jan 1905 at Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 26 Jan 1905 Mary Elizabeth Pierce Stevens received a pension to surviving family member in Massachusetts based on Rufus's service; his wife, received certificate number 592125.
  • On 20 Oct 1906 Rufus K. Cooper was noted as deceased during the previous year at the 40th annual reunion of the 15th regiment association. (Report, believed to be from the Worcester Spy.)
  • Last Edited: 11 Mar 2016

Family: Mary Elizabeth Pierce Stevens b. 19 Nov 1842, d. 11 Sep 1918

  • Rufus A. Cooper b. 26 Jul 1863, d. 8 Aug 1865
  • William E. Cooper b. 14 Jul 1865
  • Effie Maria Cooper b. 3 Feb 1869, d. 6 May 1889

Joseph F. Copeland

b. 16 October 1842, d. 17 October 1864
  • Father: James Parker Copeland b. 14 Jul 1820, d. 7 Jul 1886
  • Mother: Elizabeth Morrill b. 1820, d. 15 May 1881
  • Company: D
  • Joseph F. Copeland was born on 16 Oct 1842 at Corinna, Penobscot County, Maine, son of James Parker Copeland and Elizabeth Morrill.
  • Joseph F. Copeland was enumerated in the household of James Parker Copeland and Elizabeth Morrill in the 1860 US Federal Census on 13 Jul 1860 at Corinna, Penobscot County, Maine, as:
    James P. Copeland, 41, farmer, b. ME (as were all in the family)
    Elizabeth, 40
    **Joseph, 17, farm labor
    Ellen E., 14
    Manley, 13
    Nancy, 11.
  • In 1864 Joseph was living at Corinna, Penobscot County, Maine.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1864, Joseph gave his occupation as laborer.

  • On 29 Apr 1864 Joseph mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry having received a bounty of $325, being credited to the quota of Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 21 years, 6 months and 13 days old.
  • On 22 Jun 1864 Joseph was taken prisoner at Petersburg, Prince George County, Virginia.
  • On 27 Jul 1864 Joseph ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by transfer to the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.

  • On 28 Jul 1864, Joseph was administratively transferred to the 20th Massachusetts, according to Ford's history, but there is no mention of this in the MASSCW.
  • On 24 Aug 1864 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Joseph F. Copeland was reported among the prisoners, for a total of four commissioned officers and seventy-seven enlisted men.
  • He died on 17 Oct 1864 at Andersonville, Sumter County, Georgia, of disease as a prisoner of war. He was 22 years and 1 day old.
  • He was buried in Oct 1864 at Andersonville National Cemetery, Andersonville, Sumter County, Georgia, grave #11174.
  • He was memorialized at Village Cemetery, Corinna, Penobscot County, Maine.
  • In 1879, Joseph was mentioned in Marvin's history of Lancaster.
  • On 29 Jun 1880 Elizabeth Morrill, his mother, applied for a pension based on his service in the 15th Massachusetts, but no certificate number is recorded.
  • Last Edited: 11 Sep 2016

Frank S. Corbin

b. 27 October 1842, d. 17 September 1862

Frank S. Corbin
  • Father: William Corbin b. 12 May 1812, d. 3 Sep 1889
  • Mother: Eliza Schofield b. 24 Feb 1821, d. 31 Oct 1904
  • Company: I
  • Francis Corbin was born on 27 Oct 1842 at Dudley, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of William Corbin and Eliza Schofield.
  • Frank S. Corbin was enumerated in the household of William Corbin and Eliza Schofield in the 1860 US Federal Census on 7 Jul 1860 at Webster P. O., Dudley, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    William Corbin, 48, shoemaker, b. MA (as were all in the family)
    Eliza, 39
    **Frank, 18
    Ellen, 16
    Eugene, 11
    Willie, 6
    Alice, 2.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Frank gave his occupation as shoemaker.
  • Frank S. Corbin and Rufus Ephraim Corbin, second cousins, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Company I.

  • On 8 Aug 1861 Frank mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as a 2nd Lieutenant, being credited to the quota of Dudley, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 18 years, 9 months and 12 days old.
  • On 10 Aug 1861 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Frank S. Corbin was mentioned.
  • On 14 Aug 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Frank S. Corbin was mentioned in an article about the departure of the Fifteenth Massachusetts from Worcester.
  • On 31 Aug 1861 Frank S. Corbin was mentioned in a report to the Webster Times.
  • On 9 Nov 1861 Frank S. Corbin 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 12 May 1862 his first-cousin, Marcus Morton Corbin, died at New Berne, North Carolina, at age 19 of disease while serving as a musician in the band of the 21st Massachusetts Regiment.
  • On 21 May 1862 Frank was promoted to 1st Lieutenant.
  • On 9 Jul 1862 at "The New York Times", New York City, New York, Frank S. Corbin was included on a list of sick and wounded on board the Knickerbocker, arrived at Old Point from James River, July 6, bound to New York and Philadelphia.
  • On 9 Jul 1862, Frank was suffering from typhoid fever.
  • He died on 17 Sep 1862 at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland. He was 19 years, 10 months and 21 days old.
  • On 20 Sep 1862 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Frank S. Corbin was mentioned among the first Antietam casualties.
  • Adoniram Judson Bradley wrote a letter to William Corbin, Frank Corbin's father, on 23 Sep 1862 as follows: concerning the death of his son. Click icon to read.
  • Frank S. Corbin was buried on 27 Sep 1862 at Corbin Cemetery, Corbin Rd., Dudley, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 27 Sep 1862 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Frank a report of his funeral was printed:
    Burial of a Volunteer

    First Lieutenant Frank S. Corbin, of Company I, Fifteenth Mass. Regiment, was killed at Sharpsburg, Md., on Wednesday, Sept17,1862. The body was placed in a box, and forwarded to his friends in this place, reaching here last Thursday morning.


    As soon as the announcement of the death of young Corbin was made,a movement was inaugurated by our citizens with a view to making a suitable public demonstration over the burial of this volunteer. It was suggested that as the deceased was a resident of the adjoining town of Dudley at the time of his enlistment, it might be improper to take any decisive measures of this kind before it should be known that the citizens of Dudley as a body would do nothing. Pending further proceedings, the father of the young man expressed a desire that no demonstration should be made, preferring to have the funeral and burial services conducted in the ordinary way, without display of any kind. Of course this request was readily complied with, although both the towns of Dudley and Webster would gladly have demonstrated in a public manner their respect for the services and memory of one who went out from among us to fight his country’s battles, and has been thus early cut down by death.


    The funeral of this young man was held in the Congregational Church in this place, and the services were conducted by Rev. Mr. Baker, of Dudley. Owing to the rapid decay of the remains, the coffin was placed upon the lawn just outside the church. It was draped in black, and a simple wreath was deposited upon its top. The funeral services were largely attended by our citizens. The following hymn, composed for the occasion, was sung by the choir:
    Soldier, rest : thy warfare’s ended-
    Clashing steel, and canon’s roar,
    And the dirge-notes of the dying,
    Can disturb thy sleep no more.
    Thou, who in thy country’s peril
    Firmly grasped thy sword in hand,
    Fearless in the front of battle
    Perished for thy fatherland.
    “Tis not kindred tear-drops only
    That will bathe thy grave like rain,
    For we all must pay a tribute
    O’er the youthful marytr slain.
    Then with reverence we will let thee
    In the earth’s cold bosom now,
    With thy country’s banner o’er thee,
    And the laurel on thy brow.


    At the close of the services at the church, the corpse was taken to the cemetery just southwest (north west )of this village for interment, attended by a large concourse of relatives.


    Lieut. Corbin was a son of Mr. Wm. Corbin, of this place( west side). He was one of the first of those who enlisted to form a volunteer company from Webster, and was appointed Second Lieutenant, under Capt. Jas. R. Young -- Amos Bartlett being First Lieutenant. Soon after the arrival of the 15th Regement at the seat of the war, Lieut. Bartlett was promoted to the captaincy of Company H, and young Corbin was at the same time promoted to the position which he held untill his death. Some mounths since he had an attack of typhoid fever which confined him to the hospital for a long period; and at one time his life was depaired of: but he finally rallied, and joined his company but a few weeks before the engagement which has now resulted in his death.


    He had, we are told the universal respect and esteem of his Company. There can be no doubt that he was a brave soldier, and a through and efficient officer; for the heart and energy with which he entered upon the preparatory exercises, before and after going into camp, could result only thus.


    We had not the pleasure of an intimate acquaintance with the deceased, only meeting him occasionally in the ordinary walks of life Those who best knew him speak of him as a young man of good qualities, who had endeared himself to a large circle of friends.


    At the request of the parents, the coffin was opened at the tomb, and a few were permitted to look upon the remains. Decay had within one short week almost completely obliterated the features of our friend, and we are told he could be recognized only by pecularities of the teeth. Although stricken by the loss of an only son, the parents have the satisfaction to know that he fell while nobly defending the country’s flag; and the consolation that his ashes are permitted to rest in a familiar spot so near to loved ones and home.

  • On 27 Sep 1862 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Frank, and Mary Ellen Goodell and his cousin, Marcus, were the subjects of a poem written by Mary Ellen Lewis. (click icon to read.)
  • On 1 Oct 1862 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Frank 's funeral was reported as follows:
    The funeral of Lieut. Frank Corbin of the Massachusetts 15th regiment, who fell in the recent battles in Maryland, took place at Dudley on Wednesday last. A large concourse of friends and fellow townsmen manifested by their presence their respect for the memory of a brave and patriotic officer, who had gone from among them at the call of duty to dare the perils of the conflict, and who returned coffined and shrouded for the tomb. Rev. Mr. Baker conducted the services. (Volume 91 # 40.)
  • On 25 Sep 1869 Frank S. Corbin was mentioned in an article about the Slater Guards, published in the Webster Times, possibly written by Elmoine Clemens.
  • On 26 Oct 1886 William Corbin received a pension to surviving family member based on Frank's service; his father, but no certificate number is given.
  • On 13 Jul 1896 Eliza Schofield received a pension to surviving family member in Massachusetts based on Frank's service; his mother.
  • On 17 Sep 1900 1Lt Frank S. Corbin 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.)
  • In 1909 Frank S. Corbin was included on the Civil War memorial at Dudley, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Last Edited: 18 Aug 2016

Rufus Ephraim Corbin

b. 16 August 1842, d. 6 April 1885
  • Father: Lucian Corbin b. 20 Oct 1808, d. 1 May 1854
  • Mother: Azubah McIntire b. 27 Sep 1812, d. 2 Oct 1846
  • Company: I
  • Rufus Ephraim Corbin was born on 16 Aug 1842 at Dudley, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Lucian Corbin and Azubah McIntire, grandson of Rufus and Hannah (Wetherall) Corbin.
  • On 2 Oct 1846 his mother, Azubah McIntire, died at Dudley, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 34.
  • Rufus Ephraim Corbin was enumerated in the household of Rufus Corbin in the 1850 US Federal Census in Aug 1850 at Dudley, Worcester County, Massachusetts, living with his grandparents as:
    Rufus Corbin, 70, farmer, b. MA (as were all)
    Hannah, 73
    Lucian, 44 (his father)
    Lucian Jr., 12
    Roxalana, 10
    **Rufus E., 8.
  • On 1 May 1854 his father, Lucian Corbin, died at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 45.
  • Rufus Ephraim Corbin was enumerated in the household of Roxalany Corbin and Samuel Sumner Woodward in the 1860 US Federal Census on 13 Jul 1860 at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Samuel Woodrow, 26, shoemaker, b. CT
    Roxanna, 20, b. MA (his sister)
    **Rufus Corbin, 18, shoemaker, b. MA.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Rufus gave his occupation as farmer.

  • On 1 Jul 1861 Rufus mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry. He was 18 years, 10 months and 15 days old.
  • Rufus Ephraim Corbin and Frank S. Corbin, second cousins, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Company I.
  • On 21 Oct 1861 Rufus 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 Rufus Ephraim Corbin, as follows.
  • On 30 Oct 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Rufus Ephraim Corbin 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, Rufus Ephraim Corbin was listed as a Company I casualty of Ball's Bluff.
  • On 9 Nov 1861 Rufus Ephraim Corbin 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, Rufus E. Corbin was listed with 195 other men among the prisoners taken at Ball's Bluff.
  • On 20 Nov 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Rufus Ephraim Corbin was listed, with 88 other men of the 15th Massachusetts, as a prisoner at Richmond.
  • John Floyd Maley wrote a letter to The Webster Times on 29 Dec 1861 from Richmond, Virginia, mentioning Rufus Ephraim Corbin, as follows.
  • On 15 Jan 1862 Rufus Ephraim Corbin 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 17 Sep 1862 his cousin, Frank S. Corbin, died at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland, at age 19.
  • On 2 Jul 1863 Rufus was wounded at The Battle of Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania.
  • On 22 Jul 1863 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Rufus Ephraim Corbin was reported as wounded at Gettysburg.
  • On 1 Jan 1864 Rufus ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by transfer to the 24th Regiment, Co. A, Veterans' Reserve Corps.

  • On 8 May 1865 his brother, Lucian Bonaparte Corbin, died at Hampton, Virginia, at age 26 in hospital, while serving with in Co. G, 4th Mass. Cavalry.
  • Rufus Ephraim Corbin ended his service with the 24th Regiment, Co. A, Veterans' Reserve Corps, by mustering out on 15 Nov 1865.
  • In 1866, at Cooper Shop Volunteer Refreshment Saloon Soldiers' Home, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, Rufus was a resident for a few months.
  • He made application for a veteran's pension on 19 Feb 1869, and received certificate number 69735, mentioning only his service in the 15th Mass. (date difficiult to read.)
  • He was enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 24 Jun 1880 at National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, Togus, Kennebec County, Maine, age 38, farmer, b. MA.
  • He died on 6 Apr 1885 at National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers (Togus Hospital), Augusta, Kennebec County, Maine. He was 42 years, 7 months and 21 days old.
  • He was buried in Apr 1885 at Togus National Cemetery, Togus, Kennebec County, Maine, Plot: H, 449.
  • 6 Apr 1885, is likely the exact date of death. There is a burial (Plot: H 449) at Togus National Cemetery for a Rufus E. Corbin who died on this date. However, the VA records list him as having served in A 42D US INF. This may be a misprint referencing his service in the VRC.
  • On 4 Jul 1907 Rufus Ephraim Corbin 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.
  • In 1909 Rufus Ephraim Corbin was included on the Civil War memorial at Dudley, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Last Edited: 17 Apr 2016

William Corcoran

b. 1820, d. 7 September 1891
  • Company: F
  • William Corcoran was born about in 1820 at Ireland.
  • William Corcoran married Alice Cochran, daughter of John Cochran and Mary [--?--].
  • William Corcoran and Alice Cochran appeared on the census of 1855 at Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, enumerated in the MA State census:
    William CORCORAN, 40, laborer
    Alice, 35
    James, 8, b. MA
    Mary, 3, b. MA.
  • On 16 Oct 1859 Alice Cochrane, his wife, died at Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • William Corcoran was enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census in Jun 1860 at Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    **William Corcoran, 45, laborer, b. Ireland
    James, 10, b. MA
    Mary, 8, b. NY
    Patrick Gaughan, 53, laborer, b. Ireland
    Margaret, 48, b. Ireland
    Bridget, 8, b. MA
    Mary, 15, b. Ireland
    (Note: William is apparently a wodower at this time. Relationship of others in household unknown.)
  • In 1861 William was living at Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, William gave his occupation as laborer.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 William mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry. He was 41 years old.
  • On 15 Feb 1862 William ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to disability.

  • He died on 7 Sep 1891. He was 71 years old.
  • He was buried in Sep 1891 at Saint Elizabeths Hospital West Cemetery, Anacostia, District of Columbia.
  • In Jul 1893 A military headstone was ordered in July 1893 for Wm. Corcoran, Pvt, Co. F, 15 Mass.Inf., died Sep 7, 1891, for delivery to the Govt. Insane Hosp., Wash, DC. (i.e. Saint Elizabeths Hosopital.)
  • In 1896, William was included in "The History of Clinton, Massachusetts."
  • Last Edited: 17 Apr 2016

Family: Alice Cochran b. between 1819 - 1820, d. 16 Oct 1859

  • James Corcoran b. between 1846 - 1847
  • Mary Corcoran b. between 1851 - 1852
  • William Corcoran b. 18 Aug 1856
  • Patrick Corcoran b. 8 Jun 1859

Dr. Theodore Osgood Cornish

b. 19 February 1824, d. 23 May 1904

Dr. Theodore O. Cornish
  • Father: Spooner Cornish b. 19 Dec 1779, d. 19 Aug 1856
  • Mother: Ruth Hovey b. 28 Mar 1795, d. 20 Dec 1871
  • Company: Staff
  • Theodore O. Cornish was born on 19 Feb 1824 at New Bedford, Bristol County, Massachusetts, son of Spooner Cornish and Ruth Hovey.
  • Dr. Theodore Osgood Cornish was graduated in 1851 at Bowdoin Medical College, Brunswick, Cumberland County, Maine.
  • On 22 Sep 1852 Dr. Theodore Osgood Cornish, 28, married Jerusha Louisa Roys, 25, daughter of Benedict Roys and Melissa Brown, at Cumberland, Providence County, Rhode Island.
  • Dr. Theodore Osgood Cornish and Jerusha Louisa Roys were enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 26 Jun 1860 at New Bedford, Bristol County, Massachusetts, as:
    Theodore Cornish, 37, physician, b. MA
    J. Louisa, 33, b. VT
    Francis A., 5, b. MA
    Walter C., 3, b. MA
    Lester W., 1, b. MA
    ?? Cragton, 21, domestic, b. Ireland
    Susan R. Cornish, 25, teacher, b. MA.

  • On 11 Aug 1862 Theodore mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as Assistant Surgeon, being credited to the quota of Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 38 years, 5 months and 23 days old.
  • He is mentioned in Grappling With Death, 2001 by Morningside of Dayton, Ohio, as follows:
    Cornish, Assistant Surgeon, Theodore O.
    - 404 4th St., Boston, Massachusetts
    - Mustered in August 11, 1862
    - Mustered out July 29, 1864.
  • On 27 Jul 1864 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Dr. Theodore Osgood Cornish was mentioned in an article about the return of the regiment to Massachusetts.
  • On 29 Jul 1864 Theodore ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to expiration of service term.

  • He and Jerusha Louisa Roys were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census in Jun 1880 at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, where his aunt, Sarah C. HOVEY, b. ME, lives with them, as well as one Elizabeth EMERSON, from New Brunswick.
  • Dr. Theodore Osgood Cornish made application for a veteran's pension on 9 Feb 1886, and received Cert. No. 363358.
  • He was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at South Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, as surgeon, noting that he also served at a contract hospital in Frederick City, Maryland, 16 Sep 1864 to 13 May 1865.
  • On 1 Jun 1899 Jerusha Louisa Roys, his wife, died at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, at age 72 of cancer.
  • Dr. Theodore Osgood Cornish was enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census in Jun 1900 at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, as:
    Cornish, Theodore O., head, b. Feb 1824, widower, b. MA (as were his parents), Dr. and Surgeon
    ---, Alice T., daughter, b. Mar 1867, single, b. RI (mor b. VT), teacher.
  • On 21 Oct 1903 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Theodore O. Cornish attended the 37th annual regimental reunion with some eighty other veterans.
  • He died on 23 May 1904 at South Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts. He was 80 years, 3 months and 4 days old.
  • He was buried in May 1904 at Rural Cemetery, New Bedford, Bristol County, Massachusetts.
  • Last Edited: 19 Apr 2016

Family: Jerusha Louisa Roys b. 11 Jan 1827, d. 1 Jun 1899

  • Frances Ann Cornish b. 17 Jul 1855, d. 23 Mar 1911
  • Walter Osgood Cornish b. 7 Jun 1857, d. 14 Feb 1861
  • Maj. Lester Warren Cornish b. 26 Mar 1859, d. 10 Oct 1917
  • Alice Talbot Cornish b. 26 Mar 1867

Peter Corr

b. between 1823 and 1824
  • Company: K
  • Peter Corr was born between 1823 - 1824 at Ireland.
  • In 1861 Peter was living at Blackstone, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Peter gave his occupation as operative.

  • On 1 Jul 1861 Peter mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Blackstone, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 2 Jul 1863 Peter was wounded at The Battle of Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania.
  • On 30 Sep 1863 Peter ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by transfer to Co. C, 16th Veterans' Reserve Corps.

  • He ended his service with Co. C, 16th Veterans' Reserve Corps by mustering out on 12 Jul 1864.
  • Last Edited: 3 Sep 2012