Alonzo Allen

b. 7 May 1823, d. 13 May 1900
  • Father: John Allen b. 15 Feb 1788, d. 10 Mar 1847
  • Mother: Hepsibeth Howe b. 23 Jun 1784, d. 23 Dec 1852
  • Company: F
  • Alonzo Allen was born on 7 May 1823 at Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of John Allen and Hepsibeth Howe.
  • Alonzo Allen married Nancy J. Harvey, daughter of James Harvey and Lucy Ray.
  • On 18 Sep 1850 Hepsibeth Howe was enumerated in the 1850 US Federal census living near Alonzo Allen at Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    George W. Allen, 39, farmer, b. MA (as were all)
    Mary E., 27
    **George W., 4
    Edwin F., 1
    nextdoor to:
    **Alonzo Allen, 26, farmer
    Nancy J., 22
    Lucy A., 3/12
    nextdoor to:
    Hiram Walker, 40, farmer, blind
    Levanchey, 33
    Caroline E., 1
    **Warren A., 10
    **William H., 9
    Hiram F., 3
    Hepsibath, 66 (the matriarch)
    Alvord, 35.
  • He and Nancy J. Harvey were enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 31 Jul 1860 at Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Alonzo Allen, 36, farmer, b. MA (as were all in the family)
    Nancy, 32
    Lucy A., 10
    Benjamin W. (?), 6
    Lucinda, 4
    Susan L., 8/12
    John Allen, 51, farm labor
    Gilbert Williams, 21, farm labor.
  • In 1861 Alonzo was living at Brimfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts.
  • Warren A. Walker and William Harrison Walker, Alonzo Allen, and George Warren Allen, two brothers, their cousin and an uncle, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Co. F, William joining a year later than Warren.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Alonzo gave his occupation as farmer.

  • On 1 Feb 1862 Alonzo mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry per Ford's history -- discrepancy in enlistment dates between Ford and the MASSCW (Aug 1862); none given at all in the 1870 roster. He was 38 years, 8 months and 25 days old.
  • On 17 Sep 1862 Alonzo was wounded at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland, in both thighs.
  • On 3 Oct 1862, Alonzo was sent to New York.
  • On 22 Oct 1862 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Alonzo Allen was mentioned, together with 20 others, among the wounded at the Patent Office hospital in Washington, D.C.
  • On 1 Feb 1863 Alonzo ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts for disability from wounds received in action.

  • On 29 Dec 1870 his daughter, Susan Louisa Allen, died at Brimfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, at age 11.
  • On 30 Jun 1874 Alonzo and Nancy's daughter, Lucy Ann Allen married David Leno at Monson, Hampden County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • On 21 Oct 1875 Alonzo and Nancy's daughter, Lucinda Allen married Daniel Slattery at Palmer, Hampden County, Massachusetts, in a second marriage for him and the first for her.
  • Alonzo Allen made application for a veteran's pension on 18 Jun 1878, and received certificate number 529894.
  • He and Nancy J. Harvey were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 8 Jun 1880 at Brimfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, as:
    Alonzo Allen, 56, farmer, b. MA
    Nancy J., Wife, 32, b. MA, Fa: b. NY, Mo: b. RI
    Joseph, Son, 16, b. MA, Occ: Farm Laborer
    Phebe E., Dau, 13, b. MA.
  • On 21 May 1886 Nancy J. Harvey, his wife, died at Brimfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, at age 58 of rheumatism.
  • Alonzo Allen was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Brimfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.
  • Alonzo was living at Brimfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts.
  • He died on 13 May 1900 at Brimfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, of abdominal cancer. He was 77 years and 6 days old.
  • He was buried in May 1900 at Brimfield Cemetery, Brimfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts.
  • On 21 Oct 1902 Alonzo Allen was reported as deceased at the 36th annual reunion of the 15th Massachusetts Regiment Association, according to an article in the "Fitchburg Sentinel."
  • Last Edited: 2 Apr 2016

Family: Nancy J. Harvey b. 12 May 1828, d. 21 May 1886

  • Lucy Ann Allen b. 27 Feb 1850
  • Benjamin Allen b. 11 May 1854
  • Lucinda Allen b. 1856
  • Susan Louisa Allen b. Nov 1859, d. 29 Dec 1870
  • Joseph M. Allen b. between 1863 - 1864
  • Phebe Estella Allen b. 19 May 1867

Charles Washburn Allen

b. 11 March 1844, d. 1 July 1896
  • Father: Ephraim Allen 2nd b. 2 Dec 1804, d. 12 Apr 1857
  • Mother: Mary Ann Hill b. 1812, d. 5 Nov 1875
  • Company: D
  • Charles Washburn Allen was born on 11 Mar 1844 at Hubbardston, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Ephraim Allen 2nd and Mary Ann Hill.
  • Charles Washburn Allen was enumerated in the household of Ephraim Allen 2nd and Mary Ann Hill in the 1850 US Federal Census on 14 Sep 1850 at Hubbardston, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Ephraim Allen, 46, laborer, b. MA (as were all)
    Mary A., 37
    George, 18
    Clarissa P., 11
    Eveline D., 8
    **Charles W., 6
    Anna R., 3
    Elcy A., 7/12.
  • On 12 Apr 1857 his father, Ephraim Allen 2nd, died at Hubbardston, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 52.
  • In 1861 Charles was living at Hubbardston, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Charles gave his occupation as teamster.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Charles mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Hubbardston, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 17 years, 4 months and 1 day old.
  • On 28 Jul 1864 Charles ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to expiration of term of service.

  • On 21 Mar 1866 Charles Washburn Allen, 22, married Addeliza Allen, daughter of Benjamin Allen and Elisa Bassett, at Rutland, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Charles Washburn Allen and Addeliza Allen were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census in 1870 at Rutland, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Charles Washburn Allen and Addeliza Allen were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 17 Jun 1880 at Rutland, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Allen, Charles W., 36, farming, b. MA (as were all)
    ---, Addie E., 33, wife
    ---, Minnie E., 13, daur
    ---, Livonie E., 10, daur
    ---, Jessie F., 10/12 (b. Aug) daur.
  • In 1884 Charles and Addeliza's daughter, Minnie Eliza Allen married Charles Andrew Hatstat at Rutland, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • On 13 Nov 1888 Charles and Addeliza's daughter, Livonia Elizabeth Allen married George E. Holt at Rutland, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Charles Washburn Allen was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Rutland, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company D.
  • He made application for a veteran's pension on 6 Sep 1890, and received certificate number 795449.
  • He died on 1 Jul 1896 at Rutland, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 52 years, 3 months and 20 days old.
  • He was buried in Jul 1896 at Rural Cemetery, Rutland, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 16 Jul 1896 Addeliza Allen received a pension to surviving family member in Massachusetts based on Charles's service; his wife, received certificate number 455837.
  • On 4 Aug 1898 Charles and Addeliza's daughter, Jessie Frances Allen married Arthur F. Learned at Rutland, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Charles Washburn Allen's surviving family was enumerated in the household of Addeliza Allen in the 1900 US Federal Census on 6 Jun 1900 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Allen, Addie E., b. Dec 1846, widow, all three children living, b. MA
    Holt, Livonie E., daur, b. Sep 1869, married 18 years, her one child living, b. MA, cook in restaurant
    ---, Athel M., g-daur, b. Jan 1891
    Hatstat, Chester E., g-son, b. Oct 1889
    ---, Sidney F., g-son, b. Aug 1895
    Christiason, Harry, boarder, b. Jan 1886.
  • On 1 Jun 1907 Charles and Addeliza's daughter, Minnie Eliza Allen married Henry R. Wilson at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a second marriage for both widowed parties.
  • Last Edited: 16 Apr 2016

Family: Addeliza Allen b. between 1846 - 1847

  • Minnie Eliza Allen b. 10 Dec 1866
  • Livonia Elizabeth Allen b. 18 Sep 1869
  • Jessie Frances Allen b. 4 Aug 1879

Edward Augustus Allen

b. 18 January 1826, d. 29 August 1903
  • Father: Edward Allen b. 19 Sep 1807, d. 16 Aug 1864
  • Mother: Sarah Witt b. 5 Mar 1808, d. 5 Aug 1860
  • Company: 1_SS
  • Edward Augustus Allen was born on 18 Jan 1826 at Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts, son of Edward Allen and Sarah Witt.
  • On 15 Feb 1846 Edward Augustus Allen, 20, married Olive Carroll, 17, daughter of Russell Carroll and Phebe Chaffee, at Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts.
  • Edward Augustus Allen and Olive Carroll were enumerated in the 1850 US Federal census on 5 Sep 1850 at Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts, as:
    Edward A. Allen, 23, cordwainer, b. MA
    Olive, 21, b. VT
    Emily P., 3, b. MA
    Julia A., 2, b. MA.
  • On 6 Jul 1858 his daughter, Mary Lucinda Allen, died at Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts, at age 6 of cholera.
  • Edward Augustus Allen and Olive Carroll were enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 31 Jul 1860 at Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts, as:
    Edward A. Allen, 34, cordwainer, b. MA
    Olivia, 32, b. VT
    Emma, 13, b. MA (as were all the children)
    Julia A., 11
    Chas. E., 6
    Isalett, 4
    Elizabeth Alley, 74, b. MA.
  • In 1861 Edward was living at Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment, Edward gave his occupation as Shoemaker.

  • On 2 Sep 1861 Edward A. Allen mustered into service with the 1st Company Massachusetts Sharpshooters, being credited to the quota of Lynnfield, Essex County, Massachusetts. He was 35 years, 7 months and 15 days old.
  • On 2 Apr 1862 Edward ended military service with the 1st Massachusetts Sharpshooters at Falmouth, Stafford County, Virginia, being discharged for disability.

  • On 16 Feb 1864 Edward reenlisted, having received a bounty of $325.
  • On 31 May 1864, at Jones' Farm, Virginia, Edward was erroneously reported killed in action.
  • On 28 Apr 1865 Olive Carroll, his wife, died at Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts, at age 36.
  • On 21 Oct 1868 Edward and Olive's daughter, Emma F. Allen married William H. Eaton at Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • On 27 Dec 1869 Edward and Olive's daughter, Julia Ann Allen married George E. Rand at Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • On 27 Sep 1875 Edward Augustus Allen, 49, married Mary A. Shaw, 48, daughter of John Shaw and Sally Curtis, at Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts, in a second marriage for both. (She was the widow "Carroll" at the time.)
  • Edward Augustus Allen and Mary A. Shaw were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 3 Jun 1880 at Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts, as:
    Allen, Edward A., 54, works in shoe factory, b. MA (as were all)
    ---, Mary A., 52, wife,
    ---, Carroll, Mary A., 24, (step-)daur, single, works for shoe factory
    Shaw, Sally, 89, boarder (mother-in-law.)
  • Edward Augustus Allen was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts, as having served in the 1st Co. Andrews Sharpshooters.
  • He made application at Massachusetts for a veteran's pension on 26 Jan 1891, and received certificate number 796225.
  • On 4 Aug 1897 Mary A. Shaw, his wife, died at Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts, at age 70.
  • On 3 Jan 1900, at National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, Togus, Kennebec County, Maine, Edward was admitted.
  • He died on 29 Aug 1903 at National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, Togus, Kennebec County, Maine. He was 77 years, 7 months and 11 days old.
  • His body was shipped to Lynn, MA.
  • He was buried in Aug 1903 at Pine Grove Cemetery, Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts, Gerdia Path, Lot-24, Grave-1, with his first wife.
  • Last Edited: 20 Apr 2016

Family 1: Olive Carroll b. 28 Jun 1828, d. 28 Apr 1865

  • Emma F. Allen b. 9 Feb 1847, d. 10 Feb 1897
  • Julia Ann Allen b. 25 Jul 1848
  • Charles Edward Allen b. 15 Oct 1850, d. 23 Nov 1850
  • Mary Lucinda Allen b. 9 Nov 1851, d. 6 Jul 1858
  • Charles E. Allen b. 2 Jan 1854, d. 10 Nov 1911
  • Isalett Allen b. between 1855 - 1856

Family 2: Mary A. Shaw b. 4 Mar 1827, d. 4 Aug 1897

Ethan Allen

b. 14 January 1842, d. 17 January 1914
  • Father: John Allen b. 1799, d. 1864
  • Mother: Phebe Logan b. 1805, d. 1855
  • Company: A
  • Ethan Allen was born on 14 Jan 1842 at Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of John Allen and Phebe Logan, and the grandson of John ALLEN (1769-1851) and Patience LEE (1769-1839).
  • In 1861 Ethan was living at Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Ethan gave his occupation as a groom.
  • In 1861 Ethan Allen was described as 5 ft. 7 ½ inches, with dark complexion, blue eyes, and dark hair at the time of his enlistment.

  • On 30 Jul 1861 Ethan mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 19 years, 6 months and 16 days old.
  • In Mar 1863 at Falmouth, Stafford County, Virginia, Ethan Allen was attached to the 1st Rhode Island Regiment light artillery, Battery B. The 1st. Rhode Island Battery B. fought alongside the 15th throughout the war and members of the 15th were often detached to serve the Battery.
  • On 27 Apr 1863 Ethan Allen participated in the Chancellorsville Campaign with the 1st RI Light Artillery.
    Further, he was at
    Maryes Heights, Fredericksburg, May 3rd.
    Salem Heights May 3-4.
    Banks’ Ford May 4th.
    Gettysburg (PA.) Campaign June 11 – July 24.
    Battle of Gettysburg July 1-4.
    Advance from the Rappahannock to the Rapidan September 13-17.
    Bristoe Campaign October 9-22.
    Auburn and Bristoe October 14.
    Advance to line of the Rappahannock November 7-8.
    Mine Run Campaign November 26 – December 2.
    At Stevensburg, VA. until May 1864.
  • He was wounded on 4 Jul 1863 at The Battle of Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania, while serving with Battery B, 1st Rhode Island Light Artillery.
  • On 21 Jan 1864 Stevensburg, Culpeper County, Virginia Ethan was transferred from the 1st RI Artillery to the 15th MVI.
  • On 31 Jan 1864, Ethan was reenlisted for transfer to the 1st RI Light Artillery, having received a bounty of $325.
  • On 3 Feb 1864 at Stevensburg, Culpeper County, Virginia, Ethan Allen was again attached to the 1st Rhode Island Regiment light artillery, Battery B.
  • Ethan was taken prisoner on 22 Jun 1864 at The Jerusalem Plank Road, Petersburg, Prince George County, Virginia. He was confined at Richmond, VA., June 24, 1864, and paroled at Occoguan, July 1, 1864 at Confederate Camp.
  • On 12 Jul 1864 Ethan ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by transfer to Company E of the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.

  • On 24 Aug 1864 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Ethan Allen was reported among the prisoners, for a total of four commissioned officers and seventy-seven enlisted men.
  • On 12 Sep 1864, Ethan was was confined for 14 days labor for disorderly conduct and released September 27, 1864.
  • He ended his service with the 20th MVI by mustering out on 16 Jul 1865.
  • Between 1866 - 1872 at Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Ethan took over his father’s business, a Wheelwright Shop in 1866. Its value was $300.00 and he was taxed $ 6.20. Because of his disabilities he was forced to sell the business in 1872.
  • He was enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census in 1870 at Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • In 1870 Ethan Allen was employed as a blacksmith.
  • On 11 Feb 1870 Ethan Allen, 28, married Lucy Amanda Scott, daughter of Ebenezer Scott and Urana [--?--], at Leicester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Ethan Allen and Lucy Amanda Scott were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census in 1880 at Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts, where he is a Coachman.
  • In 1884 Ethan Allen was working as a watchman.
  • He made application for a veteran's pension on 2 Aug 1890, and received certificate number 594512.
  • On 3 Nov 1894 his daughter, Mable G. Allen, died at Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 16 of tuberculosis.
  • On 11 Jun 1898 his daughter, Lilian Minerva Allen, died at Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 22 of tuberculosis.
  • On 7 Dec 1898 his daughter, Bessie Amanda Allen, died at Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 17 of tuberculosis.
  • Ethan Allen and Lucy Amanda Scott were enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 7 Jun 1900 at Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts, where he is a watchman, and they rent a home. Of their seven children, three are still living.
  • Ethan Allen died on 17 Jan 1914 at Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 72 years and 3 days old.
  • An obituary for Ethan Allen was published on 18 Jan 1914 at "The Fitchburg Sentinel", Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as follows:
    VICTIM OF DROPSY:
    Ethan Allen of Millbury Dies at City Hospital

    Ethan Allen, one of Millbury’s oldest veterans of the Civil War, and member of George A. Custer post, G.A.R. Millbury, died at City Hospital yesterday morning, aged 72 years and 3 days. Death was due to dropsy and he had been sick for six years, being confined to his home on Summer St., Millbury, most of the time, and was taken to the hospital a few weeks ago.
    Mr. Allen was born in Millbury, Jan. 14, 1842, and most of his life was passed here. He was one of the first in town to respond to the call for men in the early days of the Civil War and served three full years in A Co., 15th Massachusetts Regiment, made up of Worcester County men. His first battle was at Ball’s Bluff Va., where with many others, he was obliged to plunge into the Potomac River and swim to the other side when the Union forces met defeat. From first to last, he was in every battle that his regiment was engaged in during the war, including Gettysburg.
    At the close of the war, instead of returning home immediately, he re-enlisted and served nearly a year near Washington, making a total of almost four years of army life, which is record of service unequaled by any other veteran of the war in Millbury. He was a machinist by trade, but during the last years he was able to work, he was a night watchman at the local engine house of the Boston & Albany railroad.
    He is survived by his widow, one daughter, Miss Addie Allen, and one son, George Allen, both at home.
    The funeral was at the house, Summer Street, Monday afternoon and Rev. H. E. Chapman, pastor of the Baptist Church, officiated. George R. Cleveland sang two selections. The burial service of the Grand Army was read by Commander, A. G. Livermore and Chaplain, E. E. Hurd. The post attended in a body and the woman’s relief was also represented by a delegation.
    There were floral tributes from both organizations and the Allen-Davis bible class of the Baptists Church. The burial was in Central Cemetery and the bearers were Harry W. Gould, Harry Nugent, John Rennells and Fred Joslin.
  • He was buried in Jan 1914 at Millbury Central Cemetery, Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 11 Feb 1914 Lucy Amanda Scott received a pension to surviving family member based on Ethan's service; his wife received widow's pension number 774318.
  • Note: George is the only one of Ethan's children who had living issue. George married Helen Marion Prue (1888 – 1972) on October 15, 1919 in Worcester, Massachusetts. They had one daughter that lived, Marcia Luella born June 30, 1924 in Worcester, Massachusetts. She married Raymond Wilson Stewart (1923 - ) on June 7, 1947 in Worcester, Massachusetts. They had three children.
  • Last Edited: 16 Apr 2016

Family: Lucy Amanda Scott b. 1852, d. 1937

  • Sarah Maria Allen b. 1870, d. 1870
  • Addie Louise Allen b. 16 Oct 1871, d. 1950
  • William Henry Allen b. 1873, d. 1905
  • Lilian Minerva Allen b. 2 Sep 1875, d. 11 Jun 1898
  • Mable G. Allen b. 6 Oct 1878, d. 3 Nov 1894
  • Bessie Amanda Allen b. 2 Mar 1881, d. 7 Dec 1898
  • George Ethan Allen b. Oct 1884, d. 1974

George Sumner Allen

b. 8 February 1840, d. 1 June 1864
  • Father: Nathaniel Allen b. 20 Apr 1807, d. 31 Jan 1873
  • Mother: Almyra Lumer Allen b. 8 Sep 1817, d. 15 Jan 1893
  • Company: 1_SS
  • George Sumner Allen was born on 8 Feb 1840 at Littleton, Grafton County, New Hampshire, son of Nathaniel Allen and Almyra Lumer Allen.

  • On 2 Sep 1861 George Sumner Allen mustered into service with the 1st Company Massachusetts Sharpshooters, being credited to the quota of Lowell, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. He was 21 years, 6 months and 25 days old.
  • On 16 Feb 1864 George reenlisted, having received a bounty of $325.
  • He died on 1 Jun 1864 at Jones' Farm, Bethesda Church, Virginia, killed in action. He was 24 years, 3 months and 24 days old.
  • On 11 Jan 1869 Almyra Lumer Allen received a pension to surviving family member based on George's service; his mother, received certificate number 144206.
  • Last Edited: 6 Oct 2012

George Warren Allen

b. 20 December 1845, d. 20 April 1928
  • Father: George Allen b. 1811, d. 10 Apr 1885
  • Mother: Mary Eliza Marsh b. 1823, d. 11 Feb 1882
  • Company: F
  • George Warren Allen was born on 20 Dec 1845 at Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of George Allen and Mary Eliza Marsh.
  • On 18 Sep 1850 Hepsibeth Howe was enumerated in the 1850 US Federal census living near George W. Allen at Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    George W. Allen, 39, farmer, b. MA (as were all)
    Mary E., 27
    **George W., 4
    Edwin F., 1
    nextdoor to:
    **Alonzo Allen, 26, farmer
    Nancy J., 22
    Lucy A., 3/12
    nextdoor to:
    Hiram Walker, 40, farmer, blind
    Levanchey, 33
    Caroline E., 1
    **Warren A., 10
    **William H., 9
    Hiram F., 3
    Hepsibath, 66 (the matriarch)
    Alvord, 35.
  • Warren A. Walker and William Harrison Walker, George Warren Allen, and Alonzo Allen, two brothers, their cousin and an uncle, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Co. F, William joining a year later than Warren.
  • In 1862 George was living at Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1862, George gave his occupation as yeoman.

  • On 1 Feb 1862 George mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry. He was 16 years, 1 month and 12 days old.
  • On 30 Jun 1862 George was taken prisoner at Nelson's Farm, Virginia.
  • On 3 Jul 1863 George was wounded at The Battle of Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania, with a gunshot wound in the left knee and the loss of the 3rd and 4th fingers of his left hand.
  • On 22 Jul 1863 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, George Warren Allen was reported as wounded at Gettysburg.
  • In 1864 George was living at Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 27 Jul 1864 George ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by transfer to the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.

  • Starting 28 Jul 1864, George also served in the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company E.
  • He ended his service by discharge on 2 Feb 1865.
  • He made application for a veteran's pension on 20 Jul 1865, and received certificate number 75800.
  • George Warren Allen married Laura [--?--].
  • George Warren Allen and Laura [--?--] were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 18 Jun 1880 at Schroon, Essex County, New York, as:
    Allen, George W., 34, laborer, b. MA, fath b. NY, mor b. MA
    ---, Laura, 21, wife, b. NY
    ---, Wilbur, 2, son, b. MA
    ---, Lizzie, 8/12, dau, b. NY.
  • George Warren Allen was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Schroon, Essex County, New York, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company F, noting that he is sore in two fingers from a gunshot wound.
  • Before 1910 Laura [--?--], his wife, died apparently.
  • George Warren Allen was enumerated in the 1910 US Federal Census on 6 May 1910 at Schroon, Essex County, New York, as:
    Allen, George W., boarder, 69, widower, b. MA (fath b. NY, mor b. MA), laborer
    ---, Dudley P., boarder (his son), 24, single, b. NY (fath b. MA, mor b. NY), laborer
    (Note: it is unclear where they are boarders.)
  • In 1911 George Warren Allen was described as 6' tall, with light complexion, blue eyes and gray hair.
  • On 16 Dec 1911, at National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, Hampton, Elizabeth City, Virginia, George was admitted.
  • He died on 20 Apr 1928 at National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, Hampton, Elizabeth City, Virginia. He was 82 years and 4 months old.
  • He was buried in Apr 1928 at Hampton National Cemetery, Hampton, Virginia, Section C Site 1575a.
  • On 10 Dec 1928 at National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, Hampton, Elizabeth City, Virginia, his personal effects were sold at public auction for $50.
  • Last Edited: 16 Apr 2016

Family: Laura [--?--] b. between 1858 - 1859, d. before 1910

  • Wilbur Allen b. between 1877 - 1878
  • Lizzie Allen b. Nov 1879
  • Fannie M. Allen b. Sep 1883
  • Dudley Palmer Allen b. 14 Aug 1886
  • Isabella D. Allen b. Dec 1896

Horace Morse Allen

b. 26 May 1822, d. 24 December 1891
  • Company: H
  • Horace Morse Allen was born on 26 May 1822 at Glastonbury, Hartford County, Connecticut.
  • On 23 Dec 1847 Horace Morse Allen, 25, married Nancy Walker, 23, daughter of Phineas Walker and Lucy Allen, at Connecticut.
  • Horace Morse Allen was enumerated in the household of Lucy Walker in the 1850 US Federal Census on 19 Sep 1850 at Woodstock, Windham County, Connecticut, as:
    Lucy Walker, 64, b. MA
    Myrtilla, 48, b. CT
    Henry D., 20, shoemaker, b. CT
    **Horace M. Allen, 26, blacksmith, b. CT
    Nancy, 25, b. CT
    Edward, 7 days, b. CT
    John Pettitt, 31, shoemaker, b. England.
  • Horace Morse Allen and Nancy Walker were enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 10 Jul 1860 at Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Horace M. Allen, 39, blacksmith, b. MA
    Nancy, 36, b. CT
    Henry A., 7, b. MA
    Horace E.,3 , b. MA
    Lucy M.,1 , b. MA.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Horace gave his occupation as blacksmith.
  • In 1862 Horace was living at Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 4 Aug 1862 Horace mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 40 years, 2 months and 9 days old.
  • On 15 Mar 1864 Horace ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by transfer to the Veterans' Reserve Corps.

  • He ended his service by mustering out on 29 Jul 1864.
  • He made application for a veteran's pension on 19 Dec 1868, and received certificate 97458.
  • He and Nancy Walker were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 14 Jun 1870 at Wilkinson P. O., Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Allen, Horace, 48, farmer, b. CT
    ---, Nancy, 46, b. CT
    ---, Horace E., 13, b. MA
    ---, Lucy M., 10, b. MA
    Barton, Henry E., 23, blacksmith, b. MA
    Hudson, Wm. W., 16, works in mill, b. MA.
  • Horace Morse Allen and Nancy Walker were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census in Jun 1880 at Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 19 Dec 1880 Horace and Nancy's daughter, Lucy Myrtilla Allen married Harvey Reynolds at Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Horace Morse Allen was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.
  • He died on 24 Dec 1891 at Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of pneumonia. He was 69 years, 6 months and 28 days old.
  • He was buried on 26 Dec 1891 at Old Howard Cemetery, Armsby Road, Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • In Jan 1892 Nancy Walker received a pension to surviving family member in Massachusetts based on Horace's service; his wife, received certificate number 343924.
  • Nancy, his wife, outlived Horace and died on 20 Dec 1896 at Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 72.
  • Last Edited: 16 Apr 2016

Family: Nancy Walker b. 14 Nov 1824, d. 20 Dec 1896

  • Edward Phinias Allen b. 12 Sep 1850
  • Henry Albert Allen b. 20 Oct 1852, d. 28 Dec 1907
  • Horace Eaton Allen b. 3 Feb 1857, d. 19 Jul 1914
  • Lucy Myrtilla Allen b. 18 Jul 1859, d. 24 Jan 1944

James Allen

b. between 1838 and 1839, d. 21 October 1861
  • Company: H
  • James Allen was born between 1838 - 1839 at Canton, Norfolk County, Massachusetts.
  • He was enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 1 Jun 1860 at Sutton P. O., Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, possibly as a boarder in the household of:
    L. F. Joice, 33, bootmaker, b. MA
    H. I., 34, (f.)
    F. E., 8, (m.)
    C. A., 7, (m.)
    Frank., 5
    **James Allen, 21, bootmaker, b. MA
    John Morey, 25, bootmaker, b. Canada
    Josephine, 20, b. Canada
    Mary D., 4/12, b. MA
    Daniel, 18, bootmaker, b. Canada.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, James gave his occupation as shoemaker.
  • In 1861 James was living at Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 James mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • He died on 21 Oct 1861 at The Battle of Ball's Bluff, Leesburg, Virginia.
  • He was buried in Oct 1861 at Ball’s Bluff National Cemetery, Leesburg, Loudoun County, Virginia, Plot 13 (NOTE: this is the only Ball's Bluff burial not marked as "unknown.")
  • On 30 Oct 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, James Allen was included, with 304 other men, among "The Killed Wounded and Missing of the Fifteenth Regiment," after Ball's Bluff.
  • Last Edited: 16 Apr 2016

John H. Allen

b. between 1842 and 1843
  • Company: 1_SS
  • John H. Allen was born between 1842 - 1843.

  • On 29 Oct 1862 John H. Allen mustered into service with the 1st Company Massachusetts Sharpshooters.
  • John is mentioned only in the 1870 report with no further information.
  • Last Edited: 1 Sep 2012

Pliny Allen

b. 22 October 1828, d. 6 October 1901
  • Father: Alvan Allen
  • Mother: Sarah Stevens
  • Company: E
  • Pliny Allen was born on 22 Oct 1828 at Charlton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Alvan Allen and Sarah Stevens.
  • Pliny Allen was enumerated in the 1850 US Federal census on 10 Aug 1850 at Auburn, Worcester County, Massachusetts, apparently as a boarder age 21, shoemaker, in the home of :
    John Tucker, 28, farmer, b. MA, who appears to be his future brother-in-law.
  • On 7 Apr 1851 Pliny Allen, 22, married Louisa Jane Tucker, 18, daughter of Manassah Tucker and Mary Sabin, at Auburn, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • On 19 Apr 1855 Louisa Jane Tucker, his wife, died at Charlton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 22 of consumption.
  • Pliny Allen was enumerated in the household of Edwin Mowry and Lucinda Allen in the 1860 US Federal Census on 31 Jul 1860 at Charlton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as a boarder, age 31, day laborer, with his sister and her husband.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Pliny gave his occupation as shoemaker.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Pliny mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 32 years, 8 months and 20 days old.
  • On 31 May 1862 Pliny was wounded at Fair Oaks, Henrico County, Virginia.
  • He made application for a veteran's pension on 10 Oct 1862, and received certificate number 22735.
  • On 19 Nov 1862 Pliny ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to disability.

  • On 14 Feb 1863 Pliny Allen, 34, married Melvina Corinthia Lamb, 19, daughter of Charles Lamb and Corintha D. Brown, at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first (sic) marriage for both.
  • On 11 Apr 1863 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Pliny Allen was included in the published list of Oxford volunteers.
  • William Allen, his brother, served four years in 27th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry. He was captured in 1865 but released a month later at war's end.
  • Melvina Corinthia Lamb, his wife, died.
  • On 31 Oct 1870 Pliny Allen, 42, married Maria A. Bacon, 34, daughter of Adonijah Bacon and Mary [--?--], at Charlton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a second (sic) marriage for both.
  • The presence of step-son Edward BOWEN in the 1880 census suggests that Maria was the Widow Bowen when she married Pliny Allen; however her marriage record says not.
  • In 1879 Pliny was living at Charlton Depot, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 5 Jul 1879 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Pliny Allen was mentioned in the report on the 12th annual reunion of Company E, 15th Massachusetts Infantry.
  • He and Maria A. Bacon were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census in 1880 at Charlton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, where he Works In Shoe Shop. Also enumerated -- Edward BOWEN, step-son, 20, b. MA, who also works in a shoe shop.
  • Pliny Allen 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 he had his third finger shot off.
  • He and Maria A. Bacon were enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census in Jun 1900 at Charlton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, where he is a farmer, owning his own farm. Of their two children, only one is still living at this time.
  • Pliny Allen died on 6 Oct 1901 at Charlton, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 72 years, 11 months and 14 days old.
  • He was buried in Oct 1901 at Union Cemetery, Charlton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 23 Oct 1901 Maria A. Bacon received a pension to surviving family member in Massachusetts based on Pliny's service; his wife, received certificate number 526957.
  • Maria, his wife, outlived Pliny and died on 16 Apr 1916 at age 79.
  • Last Edited: 16 Apr 2016

Family 1: Louisa Jane Tucker b. 29 Apr 1832, d. 19 Apr 1855

Family 2: Melvina Corinthia Lamb b. 28 Aug 1843

  • George P. Allen b. 18 Aug 1865

Family 3: Maria A. Bacon b. Sep 1836, d. 16 Apr 1916

Thomas W. Allen

b. 10 November 1843
  • Father: Newman Clark Allen b. 14 Feb 1803, d. 20 Dec 1871
  • Mother: Alvira Bonn b. 2 Apr 1811, d. 16 Apr 1891
  • Company: G
  • Thomas W. D. Allen was born on 10 Nov 1843 at Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Newman Clark Allen and Alvira Bonn, according to the vital records of Northbridge, MA.
  • Thomas S. W. Allen was enumerated in the household of Newman Clark Allen and Alvira Bonn in the 1850 US Federal Census on 17 Aug 1850 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Newman C Allen, 46, cordman, b. MA
    Elvine, 38, b. RI
    Geo R., 19, b. MA (as were all children)
    Amy Ann, 15
    Nelson R., 13
    Caroline A., 11
    Elizabeth R., 8
    **Thomas S. W., 6.
  • Thomas W. Allen was enumerated in the household of Newman Clark Allen and Alvira Bonn in the 1860 US Federal Census on 12 Jul 1860 at Millbury P. O., Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Newton C. Allen, 54, shoemaker, b. MA
    Elvira, 49, b. RI
    Elizabeth, 18, spooler, b. MA
    **Thomas W., 17, shoemaker, b. MA
    Harriet, 9, b. MA
    Charles, 7, b. MA.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Thomas gave his occupation as shoemaker.
  • Thomas W. Allen and George Alfred Macker, future brothers-in-law, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Thomas mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as a musician, being credited to the quota of Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 17 years, 8 months and 2 days old.
  • On 21 Feb 1864, Thomas was reenlisted, having received a bounty of $325.
  • On 27 Jul 1864 Thomas ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by transfer to the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.

  • Starting 28 Jul 1864, Thomas also served in the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company "G" as a musician.
  • He ended his service with the 20th MVI by mustering out on 16 Jul 1865 at Washington, DC.
  • Thomas's sister, Elizabeth Rhoda Allen, married George Alfred Macker.
  • Thomas W. Allen was enumerated in the household of Newman Clark Allen and Alvira Bonn in the 1870 US Federal Census on 16 Aug 1870 at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Allen, N. C., 65, works in shoe shop, b. MA (as were all)
    ---, Alvira, 58
    ---, Thomas, 26, works in shoe shop
    ---, Hetty, 18, works in shoe shop
    ---, Charles, 17, laborer.
  • On 1 Jul 1871 his brother, Charles Allen, died at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 18, a butcher, unmarried, of brain fever.
  • On 29 Jan 1878 Thomas's sister, Harriet E. Allen, married William Carpenter Fletcher at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Last Edited: 10 Sep 2016

Walter Hawes Allen

b. 18 February 1847, d. 22 July 1867
  • Father: Amos H. Allen b. between 1802 - 1803
  • Mother: Eliza C. Patt b. between 1812 - 1813
  • Company: G
  • Walter Hawes Allen was born on 18 Feb 1847 at Franklin, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, son of Amos H. Allen and Eliza C. Patt.
  • Walter Hawes Allen was enumerated in the household of Amos H. Allen and Eliza C. Patt in the 1850 US Federal Census on 4 Sep 1850 at Franklin, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, as:
    Amos Allen, 47, farmer, b. ME
    Elizabeth, 37, b. RI
    Ellen E., 14, b. MA
    Susan, 11, b. MA
    Nancy, 5, b. MA
    **Walter H., 3, b. MA
    Burnice M., 1, b. MA
    Comfort Whipple, 67, (m.), boot maker, b. NH.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1862, Walter gave his occupation as farmer.

  • On 26 Jul 1862 Walter mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Blackstone, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 15 years, 5 months and 8 days old.
  • On 5 Feb 1863 Walter ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by discharge due to disability.

  • He made application for a veteran's pension on 22 Aug 1864, however, no certificate number is noted in the index.
  • He died on 22 Jul 1867 at Woonsocket, Providence County, Rhode Island, of consumption. (The death was registered in Franklin, MA). He was 20 years, 5 months and 4 days old.
  • He was not enumerated in the household of George S. Read and Lavilla Nancy Allen in the 1880 US Federal Census on on 13 Jun 1880 at at Woonsocket, Providence County, Rhode Island, as:
    George Read, 37, postmaster, b. RI
    Velora A., 34, wife, b. MA
    Hariett E., 11, daur, b. RI
    George S., 1, son, b. RI
    Eliza C. Allen, 65, mor-in-law, widow, b. RI
    Ellen E. Pickering, 44, sis-in-law, widow, b. MA
    Willber Howe, 19, nephew, clerk, b. MA
    Catherine Surgeson, 24, servant, b. MA.
  • In Apr 1882 Eliza C. Allen received a pension to surviving family member in Rhode Island based on Walter's service; his mother, however, no certificate number is noted in the index.
  • Last Edited: 13 Mar 2012

John Bennett Ambrose

b. December 1837, d. before 1910
  • Father: Richard Ambrose
  • Mother: Anne [--?--]
  • Company: 1_SS
  • John Bennett Ambrose was born in Dec 1837 at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, son of Richard Ambrose and Anne [--?--].
  • In 1861 John was living at Newburyport, Essex County, Massachusetts.
  • On 1 Jan 1861 John Bennett Ambrose, 23, married Lizzie Mary Colby, 20, daughter of Hezekiah Colby and Sarah Jane Wentworth, at Newburyport, Essex County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Starting 15 Apr 1861, John also served in the 8th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, Company A.
  • At the time of his enlistment, John gave his occupation as moulder.
  • He ended his service with the 8th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, Company A by mustering out on 1 Aug 1861 at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.

  • On 3 Sep 1861 John B. Ambrose mustered into service with the 1st Company Massachusetts Sharpshooters. He was 23 years and 9 months old.
  • On 13 Mar 1862 at "Salem Register", Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts, John B. Ambrose was mentioned in an article about the bodyguard which returned the deceased General Lander to Salem for interment. He may have been included in a group photo believed to have been taken of the Sharpshooters selected to accompany General. The officer standing at the far left is Captain John "Jack" Saunders.
  • On 30 Aug 1862 his brother-in-law, Hezekiah Colby, died at Second Bull Run, Virginia, at age 19 killed in action serving with Co K, 12th Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry.
  • On 17 Sep 1862 John ended military service with the 1st Massachusetts Sharpshooters at Antietam, Washington County, Maryland, by desertion, according to one report, however the 1870 AG report does not mention this issue.

  • He and Mary Elizabeth Colby were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census in Jul 1870 at New York City, New York, New York, as:
    Ambrose, John B., 32, moulder, b. MA
    ---, Mary, 29, b. MA
    ---, Lillian, 8, b. MA
    ---, Willie, 5, b. NY
    ---, Lester C., 3, b.NY.
  • John Bennett Ambrose and Lizzie Mary Colby were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 11 Jun 1880 at New York City (Manhattan), New York, New York, as:
    Ambrose, John B., 42, salesman, b. MA (parents b. ME)
    ---, Mary E., 39, wife, b. MA (parents b. ME)
    ---, Lillian B., 18, daur, b. MA (parents b. MA)
    ---, Maude W., 15, daur, b. NY (parents b. MA)
    ---, Lester C., 13, son, cash boy
    ---, Edith M. E., 9, daur
    ---, Leon W., 6, son
    ---, Laura G., 2, daur.
  • John and Lizzie's daughter, Maude W. Ambrose married Henry Birch.
  • John B. Ambrose made application at New York for a veteran's pension on 16 Nov 1891, but no certificate number is recorded.
  • He and Mary Elizabeth Colby were enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 5 Jun 1900 at Manhattan, New York County, New York, as:
    Bennett Ambrose, 62, b. MA, iron moulder
    Mary E., 59, b. MA, 4 of 7 children living
    Lilian B., 37, b. NY
    Edith, 29, b. NY
    Jennie V., 22, b. NY.
  • John Bennett Ambrose and Lizzie Mary Colby were enumerated in the State census in 1905 at Manhattan, New York County, New York, as:
    Bennet Ambrose, 67y
    Mary E., 65y
    Lillian., 40y
    Edith, 34y
    Jennie B., 27y.
  • On 31 Dec 1908 John and Lizzie's daughter, Edith Mary Ambrose married Thomas Harold Tucker at New York City (Manhattan), New York, New York.
  • John Bennett Ambrose died before 1910.
  • John's wife, Lizzie Mary Colby, died and was buried in Sep 1920 at Oak Hill Cemetery, Newburyport, Essex County, Massachusetts, at age 79 years and 11 months.
  • Last Edited: 2 Apr 2016

Family: Lizzie Mary Colby b. 23 Sep 1840, d. 7 Sep 1920

  • Lillian Bennett Ambrose b. 14 Aug 1861, d. 1 Apr 1917
  • Maude W. Ambrose b. 1865
  • Lester Colby Ambrose b. 10 Feb 1867, d. 2 Feb 1916
  • Edith Mary Ambrose b. 23 Sep 1870
  • Leon Wentworth Ambrose b. 1874, d. 24 May 1898
  • Laura Genevieve Ambrose b. 17 Jun 1877

Henry L. Amidon

b. between 1841 and 1842, d. 17 September 1862
  • Father: Jeremiah Amidon b. 17 Aug 1813, d. 8 Oct 1875
  • Mother: Lucinda G. Corey b. between 1812 - 1813
  • Company: I
  • Henry L. Amidon was born between 1841 - 1842 at Cumberland, Providence County, Rhode Island, son of Jeremiah Amidon and Lucinda G. Corey.
  • Henry L. Amidon was enumerated in the household of Jeremiah Amidon and Lucinda G. Corey in the 1850 US Federal Census on 17 Sep 1850 at Killingly, Windham County, Connecticut, as:
    Jeremiah Amidon, 36, ?? carder, b. Oxford, MA
    Lucinda G., 36, b. Voluntown, CT
    **Henry L., 7, b. Cumberland, RI.
  • Henry L. Amidon was enumerated in the household of Jeremiah Amidon and Lucinda G. Corey in the 1860 US Federal Census on 26 Jul 1860 at Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Jeremiah Amidown (sic), 45, draper tender, b. CT
    Lucinda, 48, b. MA
    **Henry, 18, draper tender, b. CT.
  • In 1861 Henry was living at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Henry gave his occupation as operative.

  • On 20 Apr 1861 Henry mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 9 Nov 1861 Henry L. Amidon 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.
  • Henry L. Amidon and William Henry Amidon, second-cousins, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry. They were both great grandsons of Jeremiah Amidown (1738-1813) and Elizabeth Martin of Oxford, Massachusetts.
  • Henry L. Amidon died on 17 Sep 1862 at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland, killed in action.
  • He was buried at Putnam Heights Cemetery, Putnam, Windham County, Connecticut.
  • On 4 Oct 1862 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Henry L. Amidon was mentioned (Volume 4 # 30) as follows:
    Funeral Services
    Appropriate funeral services occasioned by the death of Webster volunteers on the field of battle --- H. L. Amidon, L. H. Briggs, Geo. Butler, G. Foster and A. Sargent, will be held at the Methodist Church tomorrow afternoon, at the hour of the usual service.
    They will be conducted by Rev. Messrs. Cromack of the Methodist, Fish of the Baptist, and Kendall of the Congregational churches; and the usual afternoon services at the last two places of worship will be omitted. It will be noticed that to the above list of dead, the name of Moses Wood is not mentioned. The surviving parent of this young man being too ill to attend on this occasion, services occasioned by his death will be deferred until a more convenient time.
  • On 25 Sep 1869 Henry L. Amidon was mentioned in an article about the Slater Guards, published in the Webster Times, possibly written by Elmoine Clemens.
  • Jeremiah, his father, outlived Henry and died on 8 Oct 1875 at Killingly, Windham County, Connecticut, at age 62.
  • On 6 Dec 1883 Lucinda G. Harvey received a pension to surviving family member, in Connecticut based on Henry's service; mother, received certificate number 357,701, having remarried to Timothy F. Harvey, and been widowed again.
  • On 6 Dec 1888 Lucinda G. Corey received a pension to surviving family member based on Henry's service; his mother, received certificate number 357701.
  • On 17 Sep 1900 Henry L. Amidon 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.)
  • On 4 Jul 1907 Henry L. Amidon was included on the Civil War memorial at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, according to an article in the Webster Times. See the "Documents" section at the main website for an account of the festivities of dedication.
  • Last Edited: 18 Aug 2016

William Henry Amidon

b. 16 July 1830, d. 26 December 1910
  • Father: Rufus Amidon b. 4 Oct 1794, d. 15 Mar 1871
  • Mother: Hannah Learned b. 13 May 1794, d. 21 Jul 1891
  • Company: E
  • William Henry Ammidown was born on 16 Jul 1830 at Dudley, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Rufus Amidon and Hannah Learned.
  • William Henry Amidon was enumerated in the household of Rufus Amidon and Hannah Learned in the 1850 US Federal Census on 20 Sep 1850 at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, where his father, Rufus, is an "operative."
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, William gave his occupation as bit-maker.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 William mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Charlton, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 30 years, 11 months and 26 days old.
  • On 30 Oct 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, William Henry Amidon 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, William H. Amidon was listed with 195 other men among the prisoners taken at Ball's Bluff.
  • William Henry Amidon and Henry L. Amidon, second-cousins, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry. They were both great grandsons of Jeremiah Amidown (1738-1813) and Elizabeth Martin of Oxford, Massachusetts.
  • On 22 Feb 1862 at "The New York Times", New York City, New York, William Henry Amidon was mentioned, with 61 other men of the 15th Massachusetts, in an article about the return of prisoners under a flag of truce:
    National Prisoners Released, Arrival of Four hundred at Fortres Monroe
    Notice having been received by Gen. Wool, that some 400 exchanged prisoners would be sent down the James River Yesterday, the "George Washington" and "Express" left at about noon for the appointed meeting place.
    The rebel boat was appointed to meet us at 3 o'clock, but at that time she was not in sight, and shortly after a heavy fog shut down, making it impossible to move in any direction. The two boats were then fastened together, and having dropped anchor, waited for the rebel boat to appear.
    The fog did not lift till late in the evening, when the wind blew so fresh that the boats dragged their anchors and had to be separated. This morning at sunrise the expected prisoners made their appearance, on the "William Allison," which it seemed had also anchored for the night a few miles above us. The return passage was made without any incident, and the prisoners arrived here about 10 o'clock this forenoon. The returned prisoners will be immediately sent north. (Note: here follows a complete list of the released prisoners who arrived by a flag of truce from Richmond.)
  • Starting 25 Aug 1862, Isaac Larned Amidon, his brother, served in the 51st Massachusetts Regiment, Company G.
  • On 17 Sep 1862 his cousin, Henry L. Amidon, died at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland, killed in action.
  • On 9 Jan 1863 William ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to disability.

  • He made application for a veteran's pension on 28 Apr 1863, and received certificate number 28577.
  • In 1879 William was living at Charlton Poor Farm, Charlton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, where he is said to be "insane."
  • On 5 Jul 1879 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, William Henry Amidon was mentioned in the report on the 12th annual reunion of Company E, 15th Massachusetts Infantry.
  • He was enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 1 Jun 1880 at Charlton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Amadon, William, 55, inmate, never married, b. MA (as were his parents) living at an Alms House & Farm run by Charles Allen and his wife Ella.
  • On 17 Jan 1890 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Hannah Learned, his mother, was the subject of an article about her family mentioning William. (click icon to read.)
  • William Henry Amidon 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, and as being "insane as he cannot tell the dates of enlistment." (Note: "insane" meant simply "a bit fuzzy in the head" a hundred years ago. slh.)
  • On 4 Jul 1907 William Henry Amidon 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 died on 26 Dec 1910 at Charlton, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 80 years, 5 months and 10 days old.
  • He was buried on 27 Dec 1910 at Village Cemetery, Dudley, Worcester County, Massachusetts,
    From the Webster Times, Volume 51 # 41,December 29, 1910: The body of William Amidon was brought from Charlton, Tuesday morning and placed in the vault in the North cemetery. The burial service was read by Rev. Frederick D. Thayer. Mr. Amidon was 80 years old, and was the youngest brother of Mrs. Mary L. Healy, who is 88 years old, was present at the burial. Mr. Amidon enlisted in the 15th Massachusetts regiment, and was taken prisoner at Ball’s Bluff, removed to Richmond, where he was confined four months, with serious injury to his health.
  • Last Edited: 2 Apr 2016