Joseph B. Cromack

b. 14 June 1839, d. 14 March 1892
  • Father: Rev. Joseph Chapman Cromack b. 11 May 1812, d. 1900
  • Mother: Mehitable Clough b. 1 Oct 1812, d. 14 Apr 1892
  • Company: D
  • Joseph B. Cromack was born on 14 Jun 1839 at Concord, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, son of Rev. Joseph Chapman Cromack and Mehitable Clough.
  • Joseph B. Cromack was enumerated in the household of Rev. Joseph Chapman Cromack and Mehitable Clough in the 1850 US Federal Census on 1 Nov 1850 at Rochester, Strafford County, New Hampshire, as:
    oseph C. Cromack, 38, meth. clergyman, b. MA
    Mehitable C., 37, b. NH
    **Joseph B., 11, b. NH
    Charles W., 7, b. NH
    Emma M., 3, b. NH.
  • Joseph B. Cromack was enumerated in the household of Rev. Joseph Chapman Cromack and Mehitable Clough in the 1860 US Federal Census on 14 Jun 1860 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, with his parents and sister Emma.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Joseph gave his occupation as boot maker.
  • In 1861 Joseph was living at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 James mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 22 years and 28 days old.
  • On 19 Aug 1861 Joseph ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts to enlist in the 19th Massachusetts Infantry as according to the MASSCW.

  • Starting 20 Aug 1861, Joseph also served in the 19th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company "D."
  • On 26 Aug 1861 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Rev. Joseph Chapman Cromack, his father, his father was commissioned Chaplain in the 19th Massachusetts Infantry, and later in the 22nd Massachusetts Infantry.
  • Joseph B. Cromac ended his service by discharge for disability on 27 Sep 1862 at Fort Monroe, Hampton County, Virginia.
  • On 12 Aug 1874 Joseph B. Cromack, 35, married Ella Josephine Robinson, 21, daughter of Joseph C. Robinson and Mary [--?--], at Malden, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Joseph B. Cromack and Ella Josephine Robinson were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 8 Jun 1880 at Malden, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, as:
    Cromack, Joseph B., 40, clerk in R. Road, b. NH (as were his parents)
    --- Ella J., 27, wife, b. MA
    ---, Alice, 4, daughter, b. MA
    ---, Mary R., 2, daughter, b. MA.
  • Joseph B. Cromack was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Loudon, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, as having served in the 19th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company D from 28 June 1861 to 27 Sep 1862 as a Corporal.
  • He died on 14 Mar 1892 at Concord, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. He was 52 years and 9 months old.
  • He was buried in Mar 1892 at Forest Dale Cemetery, Malden, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, Section 26, Lot 107.
  • On 4 Feb 1925 Alice Prentiss Cromack and Mary R. Cromack were unmarried school teachers and sailed to Italy on the "President Wilson."
  • Joseph B. Cromack's surviving family was enumerated in the household of Ella Josephine Robinson in the 1940 US Federal Census in 1940 at Melrose, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, as:
    Ella J Cromack, Head, 86, b. Massachusetts
    Alice P Cromack, Daughter, 63, b. Massachusetts
    Mary R Cromack, Daughter, 61, b. Massachusetts.
  • Ella outlived Joseph and died on 21 Nov 1940 at Melrose, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, at age 87.
  • Last Edited: 17 Aug 2016

Family: Ella Josephine Robinson b. 28 May 1853, d. 21 Nov 1940

  • Alice Prentiss Cromack b. 27 Jul 1876, d. 4 Dec 1969
  • Mary R. Cromack b. 13 Aug 1878, d. 26 Dec 1950

Charles G. Crosby

b. 25 July 1831, d. 17 September 1871
  • Father: Charles Crosby b. between 1799 - 1800
  • Mother: Lydia [--?--] b. between 1801 - 1802
  • Company: A
  • Charles G. Crosby was born on 25 Jul 1831 at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, son of Charles Crosby and Lydia [--?--], (or in Belleview?, per death record.)
  • Charles G. Crosby was enumerated in the household of Charles Crosby and Lydia [--?--] in the 1850 US Federal Census on 12 Sep 1850 at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, as:
    Charles Crosby, 50, laborer, b. MA
    Lydia S., 48, b. NH
    Mary Ann, 18, b. MA
    **Charles G., 19, b. MA
    Frances E., 3, b. MA
    (and five boarders.)
  • On 8 Oct 1854 Charles G. Crosby, 23, married Elizabeth F. Wilkins, 16, daughter of George A. Wilkins and Abigail [--?--], at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • 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 a cabinet maker, according to the MASSCW, and a mechanic in Ford's history.

  • On 14 Aug 1862 Charles mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 31 years and 20 days old.
  • On 13 Feb 1863 Charles ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts at Portsmouth Grove, Newport County, Rhode Island, due to disability.

  • He made application for a veteran's pension on 16 May 1867, and received certificate number 92154.
  • He and Elizabeth F. Wilkins were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 13 Jun 1870 at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Crosby, Charles G., 38, works in cabinet shop, b. MA
    ---, Elizabeth, 32, b. MA.
  • Charles G. Crosby died on 17 Sep 1871 at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of consumption. He was 40 years, 1 month and 23 days old.
  • He was buried in Sep 1871 at Laurel Hill Cemetery, Reading, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
  • His estate was probated in 1871 at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Elizabeth F. Wilkins received a pension to surviving family member based on Charles's service; his wife, received certificate number 156262.
  • On 18 Apr 1873 Charles's widow, Elizabeth F. Wilkins remarried to James H. Goodwin at Charlestown, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for him and the second for her.
  • On 9 Apr 1889 Elizabeth F. Wilkins, his wife, died at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, at age 50.
  • Last Edited: 17 Apr 2016

Family: Elizabeth F. Wilkins b. 31 Aug 1838, d. 9 Apr 1889

George L. W. Cross

b. between 1840 and 1841, d. 2 July 1863
  • Company: E
  • George L. W. Cross was born between 1840 - 1841 at East Hanover, Grafton County, New Hampshire.
  • He was enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 11 Sep 1860 at Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, as:
    George W. Cross, 22, shoemaker, b. NH
    one of many in a boarding house.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, George gave his occupation as shoemaker.
  • George was living at Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
  • Starting 16 Jul 1861, George also served in the 13th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Co. F.
  • On 13 Jan 1862, George was furloughed from the 13th Massachusetts; he wrote to Captain Whitcomb for money to return, and was refused, whereupon he enlisted in the 15th Massachusetts and was considered a deserter from the 13th.
  • He ended his service with the 13th Massachusetts, being dropped from the rolls on 1 Feb 1862.

  • On 17 Feb 1862 George mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
  • George also served in company G.
  • He died on 2 Jul 1863 at The Battle of Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania, killed in action.
  • He was buried at Soldiers National Cemetery, Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania, Sec. D Grave # 5.
  • On 22 Jul 1863 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, George L. W. Cross was listed as a casualty of Gettysburg.
  • About 1890 George L. W. Cross was included on the Civil War memorial at Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as "George Cross."
  • Last Edited: 9 Sep 2016

Ferdinand Joseph Fuller Crossman

b. 21 April 1834, d. 1 August 1864
  • Father: Martin Luther Crossman b. 17 Apr 1812, d. 1855
  • Mother: Experience Robbins d. 1834
  • Company: 1_SS
  • Ferdinand Joseph Fuller Crossman was born on 21 Apr 1834 at Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Martin Luther Crossman and Experience Robbins.
  • Ferdinand Joseph Fuller Crossman was enumerated in the 1850 US Federal census on 9 Aug 1850 at Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, with his grandparents, as:
    Stephen Crossman, 71, farmer, b. MA
    Susan, 75, b. MA
    **Ferdinand J. F., 16, farmer, b. MA
    Armenia (?) Brown, 13, b. MA
    Michael Washington, 35, laborer, b. Ireland.
  • On 7 Jun 1853 Ferdinand J. F. Crossman, 19, married Sarah E. Williams at Douglas, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • On 24 Jan 1854 Sarah E. Williams, his wife, died at Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in childbed. (Note: there is no mention of a child in the records.)
  • On 4 Apr 1855 Ferdinand Joseph Fuller Crossman, 20, married Adelaide Isham, 18, daughter of Franklin Hull Isham and Rebecca Spaulding, at Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Ferdinand Joseph Fuller Crossman and Adelaide Isham were enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 27 Jul 1860 at Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    F. J. F. Crossman, 26, farmer, b. MA
    Adelaid, 23, b. VT
    Sarah A., 3, b. MA
    Geo M., 1, b. MA.
  • At the time of his enlistment, Ferdinand gave his occupation as farmer.
  • In 1862 Ferdinand was living at Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 10 Aug 1862 Ferdinand Joseph Fuller Crossman mustered into service with the 1st Company Massachusetts Sharpshooters. He was 28 years, 3 months and 20 days old.
  • On 12 May 1864 Ferdinand was taken prisoner at The Battle of Spotsylvania, Spotsylvania County, Virginia.
  • He died on 1 Aug 1864 at Andersonville Prison, Andersonville, Sumter County, Georgia, according to the Webster Times (Vol. VI # 50), Feb.18,1865
    F. T. J. Crosman of the Andrews Sharpshooters was taken prisoner at the battle of the Wilderness, and died of want and exposure at Andersonville, Ga., about the 1st of August.---Spy
    . He was 30 years, 3 months and 11 days old.
  • He was buried in Aug 1864 at Andersonville National Cemetery, Andersonville, Sumter County, Georgia.
  • At South Sutton Cemetery, Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Ferdinand has a memorial stone in the family plot, since his body was not recovered from Andersonville Prison. At the bottom it reads: "Erected to his memory. Addie."
  • In 1865 at Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, there was an administration of his will.
  • On 13 Mar 1865 Adelaide Isham received a pension to surviving family member based on Ferdinand's service; his wife, received certificate number 63080.
  • Ferdinand is included in "Families of the Town - Sutton, Massachusetts."

    Ferdinand J.F. Crossman, son of Martin L. and Experience, was brought up by his grandmother Crossman, on this place. He entered at Cambridge, August 19, 1862, in Andrew's first company of sharp-shooters, and went into camp at Cambridge. He left camp for Washington December 1st, where he remained but a short time.
    He was in the first battle of Fredericksburg, December 11, 1862. He was stationed at Falmouth during the winter, and was again in the battle of Fredericksburg June 11, 1863. During this battle a ball passed through his hat, and one of his fingers was shattered by a bullet. Lysander Martin, a young man of great promise, enlisted with him, and was at this time by his side. They occupied an advanced position behind some fallen trees, or stumps, and were firing through small apertures, and took turns in watching the firing of the enemy.
    Ferdinand retreated just over a knoll to have his finger attended to, but soon returned to find his companion protrated on the ground, having been wounded by a ball which entered his cheek, knocking out several teeth, and came out at the back of the neck. A general retreat was now ordered, and the wounded who were able marched off the field, and others were huddled into wagons and carried off. Martin amoung these, who died of his wound the nineteenth. At Gettysburg, Crossman was in the battle from July 1st to the 4th, and from this field was sent to Harper's Ferry.
    He spent the winter in the hospital at Washington, DC taking care of the sick and wounded. In the spring, May 3, 1864, he rejoined the army, and was in the battle of the Wilderness from the 5th to the 7th. At the battle of Spotsylvania Court house he was taken prisoner, carried to Columbia, from thence to Andersonville, where he died August 8, 1864. Mrs. F.J.F. Crossman married Frederick P. Burr, January 12, 1866. He was a soldier in the Union army. They have one daughter, Ira R., born November 17, 1870.

  • On 12 Jun 1866 Ferdinand's widow, Adelaide Isham remarried to Frederick Phineas Burr at Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for him and the second for her. They moved eventually to Kansas.
  • On 14 Sep 1867 Frederick Phineas Burr made application for a pension as guardian to Ferdinand's surviving dependants, and received certificate number 102100.
  • On 31 Dec 1874 Ferdinand and Adelaide's daughter, Sarah Adelaide Crossman married George E. Libbey at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Adelaide, his wife, outlived Ferdinand and died on 29 Apr 1892 at Lawrence, Douglas County, Kansas.
  • The Crossmans had three children according to some sources -- the two shown here and another son named for his father. To date, I can find no confirmation of a third child.
  • The Crossman family papers are kept at the American Antiquarian Society, Manuscripts Department, 185 Salisbury Street, Worcester, MA 01609-1634

    The diaries, 1855-1857; 1864; 1867, were kept primarily by Adelaide Isham Crossman, although the greater part of the first volume, 1855, was kept by Ferdinand Crossman. The last volume, 1867, was written by Adelaide Crossman but contains several passages written by her new husband, Frederick P. Burr.

    The diaries contain rather terse daily entries, but they provide information concerning life on a small farm in central Massachusetts during the middle part of the nineteenth century. They also include cash accounts interspersed among the entries and listed at the end of each volume. The 1864 account list includes recipes. The 1856 diary contains a loose receipt with two pencil sketches on the verso, while the volume for 1867 contains seven newsclippings of romantic poems. The entries refer to the daily household tasks of Adelaide Crossman and the farm chores of her husband. Ferdinand Crossman was also involved in drawing and selling logs, rolling logs to a mill, attending auctions, working on an ice house, in a shop, and at the Whitinsville mill. His wife sewed clothing for profit. She referred to visits, the birth of her first child, and her husband's capture and eventual death in 1864. The volume for 1867 reveals details of a somewhat more prosperous life for Adelaide Burr and her new husband. The onerous household chores and farm work continue but there are references to attending dances, parties, concerts, and sewing circle meetings.
  • Last Edited: 15 Aug 2016

Family 1: Sarah E. Williams b. 1836, d. 24 Jan 1854

Family 2: Adelaide Isham b. 17 Mar 1837, d. 29 Apr 1892

  • Sarah Adelaide Crossman b. 10 May 1857
  • George Martin Crossman b. 4 Nov 1858, d. 1934

Timothy J. Crowley

b. 1823, d. 14 January 1879
  • Company: E
  • Timothy J. Crowley was born about in 1823 at Ireland.
  • Timothy J. Crowley married Mary [--?--].
  • Timothy J. Crowley and Mary [--?--] were enumerated in the 1855 Massachusetts State census in 1855 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Timothy Crowley, 30, laborer
    Mary Crowley, 30
    Denny Crowley, 5
    Johanna Crowley, 3
    Mary A Crowley, 1.
  • Timothy J. Crowley and Mary [--?--] were enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 16 Jun 1860 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, probably as:
    Timothy Crowley, 38, day laborer, b. Ireland
    Mary, 37, b. Ireland
    Dennis, 9, b. NH
    Johanna, 8, b. MA
    Mary, 7, b. MA
    Cath, 3, b. MA.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Timothy gave his occupation as laborer.

  • On 11 Dec 1861 Timothy mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 38 years old.
  • On 18 Mar 1863 Timothy ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to disability.

  • He made application for a veteran's pension on 11 May 1863, and received certificate number 21276.
  • He and Mary [--?--] were enumerated in the State census in 1865 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Timothy Crowley, 40, laborer
    Mary Crowley, 35, blind
    Dennis Crowley, 14
    Johanna Crowley, 13
    Mary Crowley, 11
    Katharine Crowley, 9.
  • On 15 Jan 1877, at National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, Togus, Kennebec County, Maine, Timothy was admitted.
  • In 1879 Timothy was living at National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, Togus, Kennebec County, Maine, and was "on furlough to Boston, where he died."
  • He died on 14 Jan 1879 at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, and the death was registered in Worcester. He was 56 years old.
  • He was buried in Jan 1879 at Saint Johns Cemetery, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 16 Jun 1879 Mary [--?--] received a pension to surviving family member based on Timothy's service; his wife, received certificate number 190336.
  • He's surviving family was enumerated in the household of Mary [--?--] in the 1880 US Federal Census on 14 Jun 1880 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Crowley, Mary, 56, widow, b. Ireland
    ---, Kate, 23, dau, works in shoe shop, b. MA.
  • On 14 Oct 1880 Timothy and Mary's daughter, Catherine E. Crowley married James J. Sullivan at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Last Edited: 6 Jul 2017

Family: Mary [--?--] b. 1822

  • Dennis Crowley b. 1850, d. 5 Apr 1896
  • Joanna Crowley b. 17 Dec 1851
  • Mary Crowley b. 15 Apr 1854
  • Catherine E. Crowley b. 27 Dec 1856

Michael Cuddy

b. 1832, d. 16 September 1867
  • Father: Nicholas Cuddy
  • Mother: May [--?--]
  • Company: A
  • Michael Cuddy was born about in 1832 at Ireland, son of Nicholas Cuddy and May [--?--].
  • Michael Cuddy married Catherine Crowe, daughter of James Crowe and Catherine [--?--].
  • Michael Cuddy and Catherine Crowe were enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 26 Jun 1860 at West Boylston, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Michael Cady (sic), 27, farm laborer, personal estate $100, b. Ireland
    Catherine, 34, b. Ireland
    Mary A., 6, b. MA
    Nicholas, 3, b. MA
    James, 1, b. MA
    nextdoor:
    Edward Cady, 36, farmer, real estate $1200, personal estate, $334, b. Ireland
    Isabella, 35, b. Ireland
    Robert J., 7, b. MA
    Nicholas, 9, b. MA
    Charles 3, b. MA
    James E., 1, b. MA.
  • In 1862 Michael was living at Sterling, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1862, Michael gave his occupation as farmer.

  • On 12 Aug 1862 Michael mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Sterling, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 30 years old.
  • On 24 Nov 1862 Michael was transferred from to the V. R. C., according to Ford, but this is not mentioned in the MASSCW to.
  • On 23 Dec 1862 his infant daughter, Eliza Cuddy, died at Sterling, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 1 of scarlitina.
  • On 10 Apr 1863 Michael ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to disability.

  • He made application for a veteran's pension on 7 Jul 1867, but no certificate is issued.
  • He died on 16 Sep 1867 at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of consumption. He was 35 years old.
  • He was buried on 17 Sep 1867 at Saint Philips Cemetery, Millbury St., Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 20 Mar 1868 Catherine Crowe received a pension to surviving family member in Massachusetts based on Michael's service; his wife, and received certificate number 112160.
  • On 18 Oct 1868 Catherine Crowe, his wife, died at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of consumption.
  • In 1868 at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Mary A., Nicholas, and James W. Cuddy, resident in Grafton, were the subjects of a guardianship record, registered in the Worcester probate index in 1868.
  • On 20 Nov 1868 J. J. Powers made application for a pension as guardian to Michael's surviving dependants, and received certificate number 126057. (Powers relationship to the Cuddy children, if any, unknown.)
  • On 27 Jul 1873 his son, James W. Cuddy, died at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 14 of consumption.
  • On 30 Jul 1883 Michael and Catherine's son, Edward Francis Cuddy married Elizabeth Lavally at West Boylston, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • In Jul 1885 his granddaughter, Catherine Emma Cuddy, daughter of Edward Francis Cuddy and Elizabeth Lavally, was born at Chicago, Cook County, Illinois.
  • Last Edited: 25 Apr 2016

Family: Catherine Crowe b. 1826, d. 18 Oct 1868

  • Mary A. Cuddy b. between 1853 - 1854
  • Nicholas Cuddy b. between 1856 - 1857
  • James W. Cuddy b. 27 Sep 1858, d. 27 Jul 1873
  • Eliza Cuddy b. 23 Apr 1861, d. 23 Dec 1862
  • Edward Francis Cuddy b. 31 Mar 1863

Edward L. Cudworth

b. 5 November 1843, d. 3 March 1906
  • Father: Jonathan F. Cudworth b. 16 May 1809, d. 26 Apr 1846
  • Mother: Elizabeth Hewett b. 16 Feb 1814, d. 11 Jul 1891
  • Company: E
  • Edward L. Cudworth was born on 5 Nov 1843 at Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Jonathan F. Cudworth and Elizabeth Hewett.
  • On 26 Apr 1846 his father, Jonathan F. Cudworth, died at Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of small pox at age 36.
  • Edward L. Cudworth was enumerated in the 1850 US Federal census on 8 Oct 1850 at Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Silas Trusdale, 40, f, Farmer, $1400, b. MA
    Sally, 49, f, b. MA
    George, 18, m, b. MA
    Eliza, 16, f, b. MA
    **Edward Cudworth, 6, m, b. MA
    Folne (?) O'Brien, 27, m, Laborer, b. Ireland.
  • On 22 Jun 1852 Edward's widowed mother, Elizabeth Hewett, remarried to Sanford Burt, 38, at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for him and the second for her.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Edward gave his occupation as farmer.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Edward mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 17 years, 8 months and 7 days old.
  • On 30 Jun 1862 Edward was promoted to Corporal.
  • On 17 Sep 1862 Edward was wounded at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland.
  • Thomas Blasland wrote a letter on 29 Dec 1862, mentioning Edward L. Cudworth, as follows: for publication in the Southbridge Journal. (Click icon to read.)
  • On 1 Mar 1863 Edward was promoted to Sergeant.
  • On 11 Apr 1863 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Edward L. Cudworth was included in the published list of Oxford volunteers.
  • On 25 Dec 1863, Edward was reenlisted, having received a bounty of $421.99.
  • On 15 May 1864 Edward was wounded.
  • On 25 May 1864 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Edward L. Cudworth was mentioned among the casualties.
  • On 27 Jul 1864 Edward ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by transfer to the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.

  • On 27 Jul 1864 Edward L. Cudworth appeared on the muster rolls of the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry asssigned to Company E.
  • Starting 28 Jul 1864, Edward also served in the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company "E."
  • On 25 Aug 1864 Edward was taken prisoner at Reams' Station, Dinwiddie County, Virginia.
  • On 12 Apr 1865, Edward was paroled from prison.
  • He ended his service by mustering out of the 20th Massachusetts on 27 Jul 1865.
  • On 3 Sep 1866 Edward L. Cudworth, 22, married Mary Jane Williams, 24, at Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 28 Jun 1879 at Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Edward L. Cudworth attended the 12th annual reunion of Company E, 15th Massachusetts Infantry.
  • He and Mary Jane Williams were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 3 Jun 1880 at Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Cudworth, Edwin, 36, laborer, b. MA (as were all)
    ---, Mary J., 38, wife
    ---, Hemon E., 11, son
    ---, Elizabeth, 65, mother, widow (Note: she was divorced from S. Burt.)
  • On 1 Jul 1881 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Edward L. Cudworth was reported as attending the fourteenth annual meeting of Co. E. Association, 15th Regiment, Mass. Vols.--
    From The Webster Times, July 1, 1881(Volume XXIII # 20)
    The fourteenth annual meeting of Co. E. Association, 15th Regiment, Mass. Vols., was held on Tuesday in Memorial Hall. The visiting comrades and guests were received at the depot by Post 27, L. E. Thayer, commander. Lieut. B. B. Vassal presided over the meeting. The day was one of great enjoyment to all the members of the association. Short addresses were made by Rev. Mr. Emmons, Dr. S. O. Paine, A. L. Joslin, G. P. Daniels, Rev. I. T. Johnson, B. B. Vassal, A. J. Kirby, G. H. Stevens, L. E. Thayer, also by Gen. Picket and Mr. A. Borden of Post 10 G. A. R.
    P. F. Murray read an interesting paper on the doings of the company while in service. George Hodges gave an account of his California trip, showing quite clearly that the ways of some “Californians” not “heathen chinee” are “peculiar.”
    At the business meeting the death of Capt Albert Prince and Fred A. Hall were reported. The following officers were chosen for the ensuing year: president B. B. Vassal; Vice-President Charles A. Bacon; Secretary and Treasurer L. E. Thayer; Directors Otis Hoyle; Edward Cudworth; John W. Humphrey.
    A nice repast was furnished at the expense of George Hodges, who received the thanks of those present for his generosity. Caterer Mars, of Worcester, attended to the wants of the inner man. At the head table was a handsome bouquet presented by a Worcester lady. The meeting was adjourned until June 28, 1882.
  • He made application at Massachusetts for a veteran's pension in Oct 1889.
  • He was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Charlton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Co. E, where it states that he spent 10 months at Belle Island Prison.
  • On 8 Jul 1892 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Edward L. Cudworth was reported among those attending a reunion of Company E.
  • On 27 Jun 1896 at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Edward L. Cudworth attended a reunion of Company E. From The Webster Times, July 3, 1896(Volume XXXIX #18)
    The annual re-union of Co. E of the 15th regiment took place in Memorial Hall last Saturday. The roll call showed one more missing since their last meeting one year ago, this being Patrick Brennan of Webster. The following officers were elected: President Pelig F. Murray, Worcester; Vice-President Edward Cudworth, Rochdale; Secretary and treasurer, Leonard E. Thayer, Oxford; Directors, John W. Humphrey, of Oxford, Caleb F. Dudley, of North Natick, and Charles A. Baron, of Spencer. The fine dinner which was served by Landlord Bacon was followed by the customary smoke talk and reading of letters from members who were unable to be present.
  • On 11 Sep 1896 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Edward was mentioned in an article.
    CHARLTON
    ….The Davidson family re-union was held Monday at the home of Mrs. Mary L. Davidson, of Charlton, a very remarkable woman in many respects, who has brought up and educated her ten children, nine of whom were prsent. To her was given the honor of unfurling the new flag bearing the inscription “Davidson family re-union.” ……..The greeting of the flag was given by Deacon Edward Cudworth of Charlton, a soldier of the 15th Massachusetts regiment, who was captured and held prisoner by the rebels. He said “no one can understand the feelings of him who has been in a rebel prison.” “This flag”, said he “represents freedom and much more to our country.”…..
  • He and Mary Jane Williams were enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 7 Jun 1900 at Charlton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Cudworth, Edward, head, b. Nov 1843, married 33 years, b. MA, farmer
    ---, Mary J., wife, b. May 1842, of her five children only one is living, b. MA
    ---, Herman E., son, b. Feb 1869, just married, b. MA, farm labor
    ---, Mabel W., dau-in-law, b. May 1877, b. MA.
  • On 21 Oct 1902 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Edward L. Cudworth attended 36th annual reunion of the 15th Massachusetts Regiment Association.
  • On 21 Oct 1903 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Edward L. Cudworth attended the 37th annual regimental reunion with some eighty other veterans.
  • He died on 3 Mar 1906 at Charlton, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 62 years, 3 months and 26 days old.
  • He was buried in Mar 1906 at North Cemetery, Main Street, Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 22 Mar 1906 Mary Jane Williams received a pension to surviving family member in Massachusetts based on Edward's service; his wife, received certificate number 628767.
  • On 20 Oct 1906 Edward L. Cudworth 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: 28 Jun 2016

Family: Mary Jane Williams b. May 1842

  • Herman Edward Cudworth b. 18 Feb 1869, d. Aug 1960

Jason Gould Cummings

b. 17 January 1825, d. 23 March 1893
  • Father: Ucal Cummings b. 1791
  • Mother: Hannah Cole b. 22 Jun 1798, d. 26 May 1885
  • Company: H
  • Jason Gould Cummings was born on 17 Jan 1825 at Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Ucal Cummings and Hannah Cole.
  • On 24 May 1847 Jason Gould Cummings, 22, married Lucy A. Ellis, daughter of Ayres Ellis and Eunice L. [--?--], at Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Jason Gould Cummings and Lucy A. Ellis were separated apparently.
  • Jason Gould Cummings was enumerated in the household of Ucal Cummings and Hannah Cole in the 1860 US Federal Census on 11 Jun 1860 at Sutton P. O., Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Ucal Cummings, 68, farmer, b. MA (as were all in the family)
    Hannah, 61
    **Jason G., 33, peddler
    Anna A., 27
    Hannah M., 23, common school teacher
    Ellen F., 15.
  • On 17 Jul 1860 Jason's former wife, Lucy A. Ellis remarried William Eames at Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first (sic) marriage for both.
  • In 1861 Jason was living at Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Jason gave his occupation as carder.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Jason mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 36 years, 5 months and 25 days old.
  • In 1862 Jason was wounded on the finger.
  • Jason Gould Cummings and Charles A. Reed, future brothers-in-law, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Company H.
  • On 13 Jan 1863 Jason ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts at Brooklyn, Kings County, New York, due to disability.

  • On 16 Dec 1865 Jason Gould Cummings, 40, married Malinda Warren Everton, 24, daughter of Eli B. Reed and Olive Bates, at Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a second marriage for both. (Note: she was the widow of Samuel Everton, who had died at Andersonville Prison, having served with the 2nd Massachusetts Heavy Artillery.)
  • In May 1866 Jason Gould Cummings made application for a pension as guardian to Samuel Everton's surviving dependants, and received certificate number 75889, becoming the guardian of his two children.
  • Jason Gould Cummings and Malinda Warren Reed were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 28 Jul 1870 at Upton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Cummings, Jason G., 45, works for boot factory, b. MA (as were all)
    ---, Malinda W., 33,
    Everton, Samuel E., 10
    ---, Olive H. M., 8.
  • Jason Gould Cummings and Malinda Warren Reed were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 12 Jun 1880 at Uxbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Cummings, Jason G., 58, works in woolen mill, b. MA (of MA parents) as for all in the household
    ---, Malinda W., wife,
    ---, Samuel E., son, 20, single, works in woolen mill
    Everton, Olive H. M., dau, 18, single, works in woolen mill
    Wilson, Sylvia, 14, boarder, works in woolen mill.
  • On 11 Aug 1884 Jason's step-daughter, Olive Hannah Maria Everton,married Charles Albert Holt at Milford, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Jason Gould Cummings made application at Massachusetts for a veteran's pension on 5 Mar 1888, certificate number 468109.
  • He was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Mendon, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company H, noting that he suffered from sunstroke and spent four months in the hospital.
  • Malinda Warren Cummings was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Mendon, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as the widow of Samuel Everton who died in Andersonville, Aug 1864, as a member of the 2nd MA HA.
  • Jason Gould Cummings died on 23 Mar 1893 at Mendon, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of kidney disease. He was 68 years, 2 months and 6 days old.
  • He was buried in Mar 1893 at South Sutton Cemetery, Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 8 May 1893 Malinda Warren Reed received a pension to surviving family member in Massachusetts based on Jason's service; his wife, received certificate number 423851.
  • Malinda, his wife, outlived Jason and died on 30 May 1906 at North Attleboro, Bristol County, Massachusetts, at age 65.
  • Last Edited: 9 Apr 2016

Family 1: Lucy A. Ellis b. 1829

Family 2: Malinda Warren Reed b. 28 Feb 1841, d. 30 May 1906

Joseph L. Cummings

b. between 1823 and 1824
  • Company: G
  • Joseph L. Cummings was born between 1823 - 1824 at Woodstock, Windham County, Connecticut.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Joseph gave his occupation as bootmaker.
  • In 1861 Joseph was living at Spencer, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Joseph L. Cummings was described as 5'7", grey eyes, brown hair, and a florid complexion.

  • On 30 Jul 1861 Joseph mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as a drummer, being credited to the quota of Spencer, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 13 Feb 1862 Joseph ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by discharge for disability.

  • Starting 11 Jan 1864, Joseph also served in the 57th Massachusetts Infantry, Company H.
  • On 15 May 1864 Joseph was wounded.
  • On 25 Mar 1865 Joseph was taken prisoner at Fort Stedman, Virginia.
  • On 29 Mar 1865, at Libby Prison, Richmond, Richmond County, Virginia, Joseph was exchanged from prison and was absent from his unit until his date of discharge.
  • He ended his service with the 57th Massachusetts Infantry discharged for disability on 8 Aug 1865.
  • Last Edited: 17 Jan 2013

Luman H. Cummings

b. 1 April 1837, d. 20 February 1905
  • Father: Asaph Cummings b. 18 Oct 1809, d. 30 Nov 1887
  • Mother: Almira Jones b. 20 Dec 1810, d. 3 Apr 1899
  • Company: I
  • Luman H. Cummings was born on 1 Apr 1837 at Thompson, Windham County, Connecticut, son of Asaph Cummings and Almira Jones.
  • Luman H. Cummings was enumerated in the household of Asaph Cummings and Almira Jones in the 1850 US Federal Census on 23 Sep 1850 at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Asehh, Cummings, 41, operative, b. CT
    Almira, 40, b. NH
    Sylvania A., 15, b. CT
    **Luman H., 13, b. CT
    Francis H., 11. b. CT.
  • Luman H. Cummings was enumerated in the household of Asaph Cummings and Almira Jones in the 1860 US Federal Census on 25 Jul 1860 at Thompson, Windham County, Connecticut.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Luman gave his occupation as operative.
  • In 1861 Luman was living at Thompson, Windham County, Connecticut.

  • On 15 May 1861 Luman mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry. He was 24 years, 1 month and 14 days old.
  • On 21 Oct 1861 Luman 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 Luman H. Cummings, as follows.
  • On 30 Oct 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Luman H. Cummings 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, Luman H. Cummings was listed as a Company I casualty of Ball's Bluff.
  • On 9 Nov 1861 Luman H. Cummings 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, Luman H. Cummings was listed with 195 other men among the prisoners taken at Ball's Bluff.
  • On 2 Jul 1863 Luman was wounded at The Battle of Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania.
  • On 22 Jul 1863 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Luman H. Cummings was reported as wounded at Gettysburg.
  • On 8 May 1864 Luman was taken prisoner at The Battle of the Wilderness, Spotsylvania County, Virginia.
  • At Andersonville Prison, Andersonville, Sumter County, Georgia, Luman is listed among the prisoners.
  • On 15 Jul 1864 Luman ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts administratively having fulfilled his term of service. (The 15th was dissolved in July 1864, and remaining men were transferred to the 20th Mass.)

  • On 15 Feb 1865, Luman was released from prison.
  • About in 1875 Luman H. Cummings married Anna M. [--?--]
  • Luman H. Cummings and Anna M. [--?--] were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 5 Jun 1880 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, where he is a carpenter. They have no children.
  • On 21 Oct 1880 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Luman H. Cummings attended the 14th annual reunion of the 15th Massachusetts Regiment.
  • On 20 Oct 1883 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Luman H. Cummings attended the 17th annual reunion of the 15th regiment association, with some 110 other veterans of the regiment. (Report from the Fitchburg Sentinel.)
  • On 21 Oct 1884 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Luman H. Cummings attended the 18th annual reunion of the 15th regiment association. (Report from the Fitchburg Sentinel.)
  • He made application at Massachusetts for a veteran's pension in Jan 1890.
  • He was enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 9 Jun 1900 at Soldiers' Home, Crest Avenue, Chelsea, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, where his occupation is given as carpenter.
  • On 21 Oct 1903 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Luman H. Cummings attended the 37th annual regimental reunion with some eighty other veterans.
  • He died on 20 Feb 1905 at Soldiers' Home, Crest Avenue, Chelsea, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, of epilepsy. He was 67 years, 10 months and 19 days old.
  • He was buried in Feb 1905 at Wilsonville Cemetery, Thompson, Windham County, Connecticut, as a member of Company I., 15th Infantry, Massachusetts Volunteers, G.A.R.
  • In Mar 1905 Anna M. [--?--] received a pension to surviving family member, in Connecticut based on Luman's service; and received certificate number 594878.
  • On 4 Jul 1907 Luman H. Cummings 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.
  • Luman H. Cummings was was one of many soldiers who resided at one time or another at Soldiers' Home, Crest Avenue, Chelsea, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.
  • Luman's wife, Anna M. [--?--], died and was buried in Dec 1913 at Wilsonville Cemetery, Thompson, Windham County, Connecticut, at age 77 years.
  • Last Edited: 17 Apr 2016

Family: Anna M. [--?--] b. 1836, d. 12 Dec 1913

Stillman L. Cummings

b. 17 August 1837, d. 21 October 1861
  • Father: John Cummings b. 12 Nov 1795, d. 3 Aug 1872
  • Mother: Sarah Rhodes b. between 1802 - 1803
  • Company: D
  • Stillman L. Cummings was born on 17 Aug 1837 at Athol, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of John Cummings and Sarah Rhodes.
  • Stillman L. Cummings was enumerated in the household of John Cummings and Sarah Rhodes in the 1850 US Federal Census on 16 Sep 1850 at Paxton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    John Cummings, 55, farmer, b. NH
    Sarah, 47, b. NH
    John A., 26, bootmaker, b. NH
    Henry W., 21, bootmaker, b. MA
    Isabella R., 19, b. MA
    Samuel B., 14, b. MA
    **Stillman L., 12, b. MA
    Daniel W., 10, b. MA
    Frederic A., 8, b. MA.
  • In 1861 he was married at the time of his enlistment, according to Ford's history.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Stillman gave his occupation as carpenter, according to Ford's history, and mechanic in the MASSCW.
  • In 1861 Stillman was living at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Stillman mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 23 years, 10 months and 25 days old.
  • He died on 21 Oct 1861 at The Battle of Ball's Bluff, Leesburg, Virginia, killed in action. He was 24 years, 2 months and 4 days old.
  • On 30 Oct 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Stillman L. Cummings was included, with 304 other men, among "The Killed Wounded and Missing of the Fifteenth Regiment," after Ball's Bluff.
  • On 20 Nov 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Stillman L. Cummings was listed as missing after the Battle of Ball's Bluff.
  • On 15 Jul 1874 Stillman L. Cummings was included on the Civil War memorial at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Last Edited: 30 Nov 2014

Theodore Cummings

b. 8 April 1809, d. 15 November 1875
  • Father: Benjamin Cummings b. 7 Jul 1777, d. 27 Feb 1876
  • Mother: Lucy Paige b. 12 Mar 1779, d. 23 Jan 1828
  • Company: F
  • Theodore Cummings was born on 8 Apr 1809 at Palmer, Hampden County, Massachusetts, son of Benjamin Cummings and Lucy Paige, the oldest man in the 15th Massachusetts Infantry (I think.)
  • On 30 Jan 1837 Theodore Cummings, 27, married Laura P. Barker, 28, daughter of Peleg B. Cook and Abigail Standish, at Pembroke, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, in a second marriage for her and the first for him.
  • Theodore Cummings and Laura Ann Cook were enumerated in the 1850 US Federal census on 7 Aug 1850 at Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, in the household of:
    Edwin L. Howe, 34, m, Carriage Upholstery, b. MA (as are all in household)
    Amellia C. Howe, 28, f,
    Ellen A. Howe, 1, f
    **Theodore Cummings, 40, m
    **Laura Cummings, 41, f
    Mary Mehan (?), 22, f, b. Ireland.
  • Theodore Cummings and Laura Ann Cook were enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 9 Jun 1860 at North Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Theodore Cumming, 51, shoemaker, b. MA
    Laura, 52, b. MA.
  • In 1861 Theodore was living at North Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Theodore gave his occupation as shoemaker.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Theodore mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry. He was 52 years, 3 months and 4 days old.
  • On 21 Jul 1862 at "The New York Times", New York City, New York, Theodore Cummings was reported on the list of sick and wounded on board the United States Hospital Steamer Commodore, from Harrison's Landing, July 15th and 16th.
  • On 21 Jul 1862 Theodore was suffering from nephritis.
  • On 31 Oct 1862 Theodore ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts at Point Lookout, St. Mary's County, Maryland, due to disability.

  • He made application for a veteran's pension in 1863, and received certificate number 28780.
  • He and Laura Ann Cook were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 29 Jul 1870 at North Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Theodore Cummings, 61, in boot factory, b. MA
    Laura, 62, b. MA.
  • Theodore Cummings died on 15 Nov 1875 at North Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of consumption. He was 66 years, 7 months and 7 days old.
  • He was buried in Nov 1875 at Walnut Grove Cemetery, North Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Laura, his wife, outlived Theodore and died on 18 Sep 1882 at Braintree, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, at age 74.
  • He and Laura Ann Cook had no issue.
  • Last Edited: 17 Apr 2016

Family: Laura Ann Cook b. 29 Feb 1808, d. 18 Sep 1882

George H. Cunningham

b. 1836, d. 21 September 1892
  • Father: George Cunningham b. between 1786 - 1787
  • Mother: Comfort White b. between 1804 - 1805
  • Company: B
  • George H. Cunningham was born about in 1836 at Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, son of George Cunningham and Comfort White.
  • George H. Cunningham was enumerated in the household of George Cunningham and Comfort White in the 1850 US Federal Census on 30 Aug 1850 at Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, as:
    George Cunningham, 47, carpenter, b. NH
    Comfort, 45, b. NH
    Emeline, b MA
    Amanda, b MA
    **George, b MA
    Elizabeth, b MA
    Charles, b MA
    Elizabeth Simons, 17, b MA.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, George gave his occupation as palmleaf worker.
  • In 1861 George was living at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 George mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 25 years old.
  • On 28 Jul 1864 George ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts having fulfilled his term of service.

  • On 18 Oct 1865 George H. Cunningham married Mary A. Allen, 20, daughter of Asahel Allen and Nancy R. Kennison, at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • George H. Cunningham and Mary A. Allen were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 28 Jul 1870 at Arlington, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, as:
    Cunningham, George, 33, ???, b. MA
    ---, Mary A., 25, b. MA
    ---, George A., 3, b. MA
    ---, George, 83, b. NH
    Silver, Hannah M., 23, no occupation, b. NH
    ---, Charles P., 1, b. NH.
  • George H. Cunningham and Mary A. Allen were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 17 Jun 1880 at Arlington, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, as:
    Cunningham, George, 43, gardner, b. MA (of NH parents)
    ---, Mary A., 35, wife, b. ME
    ---, George A., 13, son, b. MA.
  • On 28 Aug 1881 Mary A. Allen, his wife, died at Arlington, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, at age 36 of a heart attack.
  • In Jun 1886 George was living at Arlington, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
  • He was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Arlington, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company B.
  • On 1 Jun 1890 George and Mary's son, George Allen Cunningham married Ida M. Hutchinson at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • George H. Cunningham died on 21 Sep 1892 at Arlington, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, by drowning. He was 56 years old.
  • He was buried in Sep 1892 at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Arlington, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, Plot: Sec 150, Grave 1.
  • On 26 Sep 1892 at "The Fitchburg Sentinel", Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, his death was reported:

    George H. Cunningham, who was found drowned in the Mystic river at Arlington, Sept. 21, was one of the bravest soldiers who served on the quota of Fitchburg during the late war. He was mustered into the service, July 12, 1861, and served in Co. B, 15th Mass. regiment (Fitchburg Fusiliers), the full three years' term of service, having been discharged July 28, 1864. He was in every engagement in which the regiment took part, but escaped without a scratch. He resided in Fitchburg and was employed at Gardner Farrar's palm leaf shop from about 1857 till he enlisted and also for several years after the war. Later he was in the employ of D. R. Streeter and the late H. F. Carey. He was one of the 13 members of Co. B who attended the annual reunion of the company, June 28. He leaves one child.

  • Last Edited: 18 Jul 2016

Family: Mary A. Allen b. 3 Dec 1844, d. 28 Aug 1881

  • George Allen Cunningham b. 13 Nov 1866

Michael Cunningham

b. between 1839 and 1840, d. 21 November 1919
  • Company: I
  • Michael Cunningham was born between 1839 - 1840 at Ireland.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Michael gave his occupation as teamster.
  • In 1861 Michael was living at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 5 Aug 1861 Michael mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.
  • On 9 Nov 1861 Michael Cunningham 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 17 Sep 1862 Michael was wounded at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland.
  • On 23 Feb 1863 Michael ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to disability.

  • Michael Cunningham married Mary Kelly of Millbury, MA.
  • Michael Cunningham made application for a veteran's pension on 29 Apr 1867, and received certificate number 87361.
  • Before 1880 Mary Kelly, his wife, died.
  • Michael Cunningham was enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census in 1880 at San Francisco, San Francisco County, California, where he is enumerated as a "widower" and works as a Wool Grader. No other family is evident with him.
  • On 4 Jul 1907 Michael Cunningham was included on the Civil War memorial at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, according to an article in the Webster Times. See the "Documents" section at the main website for an account of the festivities of dedication.
  • He was enumerated in the 1910 US Federal Census in 1910 at Stockton State Hospital, Stockton, San Joaquin County, California, Cunningham, Michael, 65, widower, b. Ireland, as were his parents. (no further info given.)
  • He died on 21 Nov 1919 at San Francisco, San Francisco County, California.
  • He was buried in 1919 at San Francisco National Cemetery, San Francisco, San Francisco County, California, Plot: NA W466-A.
  • Last Edited: 8 Apr 2016

Family: Mary Kelly d. before 1880

  • Katy Cunningham
  • William Cunningham

John H. Curran

b. 1838, d. 17 September 1862
  • Father: Edward Curran
  • Mother: Catherine [--?--]
  • Company: E
  • John H. Curran was born about in 1838 at Ireland, son of Edward Curran and Catherine [--?--].
  • On 27 Jan 1861 John H. Curren married Margaret Mahony at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, John gave his occupation as laborer.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 John mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 23 years old.
  • He died on 17 Sep 1862 at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland. He was 24 years old.
  • On 22 Nov 1862 Margaret Mahony received a pension to surviving family member based on John's service; his wife, received certificate number 924.
  • Margaret, his widow, outlived John and died on 18 Nov 1864 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of consumption.
  • Note: There is a guardianship procedure for a Mary Curran shown in the Worcester Probate Index.
  • On 24 Feb 1866 P. F. O'Riley made application for a pension as guardian to John's surviving dependants, and received certificate number 69310. (Relationship of this person unknown.)
  • There is a P. T. O'Riley, a catholic priest, in 1870 Worcester who may be the person appointed guardian.
  • On 15 Jul 1874 John H. Curran was included on the Civil War memorial at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 17 Sep 1900 John H. Curran 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: 31 Aug 2016

Family: Margaret Mahony b. between 1837 - 1838, d. 18 Nov 1864

  • Mary M. Curran b. 13 Jul 1862