James Daniels

b. between 1838 and 1839, d. 24 November 1925
  • Company: D
  • James Daniels was born between 1838 - 1839 at Virginia.
  • In 1861 James was living at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, James gave his occupation as machinist.

  • 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 declared missing in action on 21 Oct 1861 at The Battle of Ball's Bluff, Leesburg, Virginia.
  • James was paroled from prison.
  • On 30 Oct 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, James Daniels 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, James Daniels was listed, with 88 other men of the 15th Massachusetts, as a prisoner at Richmond.
  • On 20 Nov 1861 at "The Worcester Daily Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, James Daniels was listed with 195 other men among the prisoners taken at Ball's Bluff.
  • On 3 Jul 1863 James was wounded on the knee.
  • On 22 Jul 1863 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, James Daniels was reported as wounded at Gettysburg.
  • On 28 Jul 1864 James ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to completion of his term of service.

  • James also served in the 1st Rhode Island Light Artillery, Co. A.
  • He made application at Virginia for a veteran's pension on 25 Mar 1903, and received certificate number 1065457.
  • He died on 24 Nov 1925 at Norfolk, Norfolk County, Virginia.
  • He was buried in Nov 1925 at Hampton National Cemetery, Hampton, Virginia, Section E Site 1107a.
  • Last Edited: 17 Apr 2016

Marcus M. Daniels

b. 30 May 1842, d. 29 February 1892
  • Father: Charles Daniels b. 21 Aug 1798, d. 16 Sep 1874
  • Mother: Eliza G. Hastings b. 10 Aug 1801, d. 30 Dec 1889
  • Company: G
  • Marcus M. Daniels was born on 30 May 1842 at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Charles Daniels and Eliza G. Hastings.
  • Marcus M. Daniels was enumerated in the household of Charles Daniels and Eliza G. Hastings in the 1860 US Federal Census on 30 Aug 1860 at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as follows:
    Charles Daniels, 61, farmer, b. MA
    Eliza G., 59, b. CT
    Aron, 24, shoemaker, b. MA
    **Marcus, 18, shoemaker, b. MA
    Lucy, 21, dressmaker, b. MA
    Mary J., 25, b. RI.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Marcus gave his occupation as shoemaker.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Marcus mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 19 years, 1 month and 12 days old.
  • Marcus ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts having never left the state, according to the 1870 roster.

  • Starting 25 Sep 1862, Marcus also served in the 51st Massachusetts, Co. E as having reenlisted.
  • He ended his service by mustering out on 27 Jul 1863.
  • Marcus M. Daniels married Jane M. Carr, daughter of John Carr.
  • On 16 Sep 1874 his father, Charles Daniels, died at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 76.
  • Marcus M. Daniels and Jane M. Carr were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 4 Jun 1880 at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Marcus DANIELS, 37, b. MA, shoemaker
    Jane M., wife, 34, b. NY,
    Mabel E., daughter, 5, b. MA.
    Eliza DANIELS, 78, b. CT (his mother.)
  • Marcus M. Daniels was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at North Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as having been a member of the 51st Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, noting that he now suffers chills and feaver and has heart trouble.
  • On 15 Aug 1890 Mary J. Carr, his wife, died at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 42 of consumption.
  • Marcus M. Daniels died on 29 Feb 1892 at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 49 years, 8 months and 28 days old.
  • He was buried in Feb 1892 at Riverside Cemetery, Millbury St., Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as a member of the 51st Massachusetts Infantry.
  • Last Edited: 9 Apr 2016

Family: Jane M. Carr b. 24 Apr 1848, d. 15 Aug 1890

  • Mabel E. Daniels b. between 1874 - 1875

Henry L. Davidson

b. 19 January 1839
  • Father: Amory Davidson b. 7 Jan 1802, d. 11 Apr 1866
  • Mother: Caroline Maynard b. 14 Aug 1805, d. 1868
  • Company: C
  • Henry L. Davidson was born on 19 Jan 1839 at Littleton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, son of Amory Davidson and Caroline Maynard.
  • Henry L. Davidson was not enumerated in the household of Amory Davidson and Caroline Maynard in the 1850 US Federal Census on 6 Sep 1850 at Sterling, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Amory Davidson, 49, merchant, b. MA (as were all)
    Caroline, 44
    Elizabeth A., 18
    Sarah S., 12
    Alonza S., 9 (m.)
    Georgianna, 7
    Lucius L., 5.
  • Henry L. Davidson was enumerated in the 1850 US Federal census on 14 Sep 1850 at West Boylston, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Charles W. Davidson, 14, b. MA
    ** Henry L. Davidson, 11, b. MA
    who live in the home of
    John S. Cutting, 30, bootmaker, b. MA
    Charlotte, 30
    their children, and several apprentices and boarders.
  • In 1861 Henry was living at Sterling, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Henry gave his occupation as farmer.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Henry mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Sterling, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 22 years, 5 months and 23 days old.
  • On 11 Aug 1862 Alonzo S. Davidson, his younger brother, enlisted as a Sergeant in Company G, 36th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, eventually mustering out as a full Captain on 8 June 1865 in Alexandria, VA.

  • On 13 Feb 1864 Henry mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry by reenlistment, receiving a bounty of $325. He was 25 years and 25 days old.
  • On 19 Feb 1864 Henry L. was authorized a furlough signed by Brig Gen Alex S Webb, Francis Walker A A G, Capt Geo.W Brown, Commanding 15th Mass, and Maj.I Harris Hooper who signed on Mar 30 1864 just after his return from escapeing Libby prison. The furlough was possibly granted in connection with his reenlistment. (Note: the original document is currently, November 2005, in the possession of Robert J. Fernbacher. Please contact Robert if you are interested.)
  • On 27 Jul 1864 Henry ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by transfer to Company E of the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.

  • Starting 28 Jul 1864, Henry also served in the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company "E."
  • He ended his service by mustering out of the 20th MVI on 16 Jul 1865.
  • On 11 Apr 1866 his father, Amory Davidson, died at Sterling, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 64.
  • In 1868 his mother, Caroline Maynard, died at Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Henry L. Davidson was enumerated with Elder Otis Sawyer in the 1870 US Federal Census on 29 Jun 1870 at New Gloucester, Cumberland County, Maine, as:
    **Davidson, Henry L., 32, gardner, b. MA
    Merrill, Granville, 30, wooden ?? maker, b. ME (as were all others)
    Williams, Ruel, 24, farmer
    West, Herbert, 20, works on farm
    Webster, Edward, 18, seive maker
    Hammond, Thaddus, 9, attending school
    Hunt, Frank, 8, attending school
    living in the Shaker community, headed by Otis Sawyer, 55, b. ME, who is described as "Trustee and overseer of the United Society", with $43,000 in property and $10,000 cash.
  • The "United Society of Believers", commonly called Shakers, was founded in 1747, in Manchester, England. They were called in derision, "Shaking Quakers," because of their ecstatic and violent bodily agitation in worship.
    The Community reached its numerical height of some five thousand souls, during the decade preceding the Civil War. The community still exists along Route 26, which passes through the Shaker Village and the rest of Gray, New Gloucester, Maine.
  • In 1872, Henry was caretaker of the Shaker Boys' Order.
  • On 27 Nov 1872, Henry and Elder Otis Sawyer took the noon train to Littleton (MA) to look after some property he (Henry) owns there. (CHHJI.)
  • On 30 Apr 1873 Henry turned the cows out to pasture.
  • On 1 Jul 1874 Henry took his two boys, Frank Hunt and Thaddeus Hammond out for a ride. (CHJI.)
  • On 15 Nov 1874 Henry gave up care of the cows. He also gave up the care of Frank Hunt. Went to the Shoemaker's Shop.
  • On 24 Apr 1875, Henry was keeping bees. (CHHJI.)
  • On 12 Mar 1876, Henry was installed by the Ministry as Associate Elder on Poland Hill.
  • On 12 Apr 1876, at New Gloucester, Cumberland County, Maine, Henry was was named Associate Elder of the "United Society of Believers" (Shakers.)
  • 19 Oct 1878 Elder Otis Sawyer wrote a letter to the Ministry at Mount Lebanon Shaker Village, New York. He informs the Ministry that Henry Davidson left the Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village very early on the morning of August 5th. It was thought that he had taken nothing with him, and some feared he had committed suicide. On the fourth day of his absence it was learned he was in the town of Gray (about 6 miles from the Village).
    He was visited by a Brother and two Sisters and invited to return, but he refused. Elder Otis had been away during these events, but when he returned he visited Henry.
    "I visited him and such a hiding place or dwelling place for human beings to dwell in you seldom if ever in your lives saw. It was the hut of a hermit by the name of Stephen Furbish ..."
    "The reason he (Henry) gave for his conduct was the imbibing (?) of new ideas, such as the redemption from the flesh, restoration he calls it, so that men and women may beget pure offspring free from all lustful feelings."
    Henry did not return despite visits from the Shakers "begging him to return to his good Shaker home".
  • 27 Nov 1878 Elder Otis writes to the Ministry and thanks them for a letter from Elder Giles which he had requested in his October 29th letter.
    He has shown the letter to Henry. "He read it attentively but would express no opinion upon it." ... "He is evidently insane upon religious matters and fear he will grow worse instead of better."
    In the "Recapitulation" of the year 1878 in the Church Family Journal, Henry Davidson is listed as a person who left the community.
  • In 1896, Henry was included in "The History of Clinton, Massachusetts", where it says he was "credited to Sterling."
  • There is no further information about what happened to Henry.
  • Last Edited: 18 Dec 2014

Thomas H. Davidson

b. 1836, d. 27 August 1863
  • Father: Peter E. Davidson b. 8 Jan 1793, d. 26 Sep 1850
  • Mother: Lucy Patch b. 3 Aug 1799, d. 3 Dec 1882
  • Company: A
  • Thomas H. Davidson was born about in 1836 at Stow, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, son of Peter E. Davidson and Lucy Patch.
  • Thomas H. Davidson was enumerated in the household of Peter E. Davidson and Lucy Patch in the 1850 US Federal Census on 7 Sep 1850 at Sterling, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Peter Davidson, 57, farmer, $900 personal estate, b. MA (as were all in the family)
    Lucy P., 50
    Stilman, 26
    Lydia W., 19
    Lucy A., 17
    **Thomas H., 14
    Lucina M., 12
    Hannah L., 12
    George F., 9
    Mary E., 7.
  • On 26 Sep 1850 his father, Peter E. Davidson, died at Sterling, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 57.
  • Thomas H. Davidson was enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 9 Jul 1860 at Harvard P. O., Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    William Rugg, 34, farmer, b. MA
    Permelia A., 27, b. MA
    Robert A., 8, b. MA
    **Thomas H. Davidson, 24, $200 personal estate, b. MA.
  • In 1861 Thomas was living at Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Thomas gave his occupation as miller.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Thomas mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 25 years old.
  • On 1 May 1862 Thomas ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to disability.

  • He died on 27 Aug 1863 at Massachusetts. He was 27 years old.
  • He was buried in Aug 1863 at Chocksett Burial Ground, Sterling, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in section H, with his parents.
  • George F. Davidson, his brother, served in Co. K, 53rd Regt. MVM and Co. E, 42nd Regt. MVM.
  • The Military History of Lancaster says "he died of consumption shortly after the close of the war."
  • In 1879 mentioned in Marvin's "History of Lancaster."
  • On 3 Dec 1882 his mother, Lucy Patch, died at Sterling, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 83.
  • Last Edited: 9 Sep 2016

Albert Davis

b. 12 August 1842, d. 24 August 1908
  • Father: Daniel Davis b. 3 Mar 1806, d. 27 Dec 1855
  • Mother: Angeline Leland b. 25 Aug 1812, d. 12 Jun 1901
  • Company: G
  • Albert Davis was born on 12 Aug 1842 at Upton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Daniel Davis and Angeline Leland, grandson of Dr. Eliab and Pearly Leland.
  • On 27 Dec 1855 his father, Daniel Davis, died at Upton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 49.
  • Albert Davis was enumerated in the household of Angeline Leland in the 1860 US Federal Census on 2 Jul 1860 at Upton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Angeline Davis, 48, b. MA (as were all in family)
    **Albert, 17, bootmaker
    Angeline, 14
    Eliab Leland, 78 (his maternal grandfather.)
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Albert gave his occupation as shoemaker.

  • On 30 Jul 1861 Albert mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Upton, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 18 years, 11 months and 18 days old.
  • On 17 Sep 1862 Albert was wounded at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland, on the arm.
  • On 27 Jul 1864 Albert ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by transfer to the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.

  • Starting 28 Jul 1864, Albert also served in the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company "E."
  • He ended his service by discharge on 5 May 1865.
  • On 23 Nov 1868 Albert Davis, 26, married Almira Fiske Adair, 18, daughter of William Adair and Mary Britten, at Upton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • On 10 Oct 1871 Almira Fiske Adair, his wife, died at Upton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 21 of consumption.
  • On 18 Apr 1875 Albert Davis, 32, married Laura August Crooker, 18, daughter of Benjamin F. Crooker and Jemima S. Viall, at Upton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a second marriage for him and the first for her.
  • Albert Davis made application for a veteran's pension on 31 May 1878, and received certificate number 157981.
  • He and Laura August Crooker were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census in Jun 1880 at Upton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Davis, Albert, 37, boot maker, b. MA (as were his parents, and all in family)
    ---, Laura A., 23, wife
    ---, Myra L., 4, daughter
    ---, Olive M., 1, daughter
    Violl, Charlotte, 28, boarder
    (Note: there are 5 Albert Davis' in 1880 MA of this approximate age, and two live in Worcester Co., but only this one lives in Upton.)
  • In 1886 Albert was living at Upton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • In Jun 1886 Albert Davis took part in the regimental reunion Excursion to the Battle-Fields of Gettysburg, PA., Antietam, MD., Ball's Bluff, Virginia and Washington, D.C.
  • He was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Upton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company G, noting that he was wounded in the right forearm.
  • On 16 Jul 1891 Laura August Crooker, his wife, died at Upton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 34.
  • On 24 Sep 1897 his daughter, Mary Austin Davis, died at Upton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 11 of typhoid fever.
  • Albert Davis was enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census in Jun 1900 at Upton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Davis, Albert, head, b. Aug 1842, widower, b. MA, (He and his daughters appear to work at the same place, but it is illegible in all three versions)
    ---, Myra L., daughter, b. Sep 1873, single
    ---, Olive M., daughter, b. Dec 1878, single
    (nextdoor)
    ---, Angeline L., head (his mother), b. Aug 1812, widow, b. MA (two of her five children are still living)
    ---, Angelina L., daughter (his sister), b. Apr 1846.
  • On 22 Sep 1903 Albert's daughter, Myra Louisa Davis married Frank Owen Wadman at Milford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • On 21 Oct 1903 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Albert Davis attended the 37th annual regimental reunion with some eighty other veterans.
  • On 18 Dec 1904 his daughter, Olive Munroe Davis, died at Upton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 25 unmarried, of phthisis.
  • On 20 Oct 1906 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Albert Davis attended the 40th annual reunion of the 15th regiment association, with some 75 other veterans of the regiment. (Report believed to be from the Worcester Spy.)
  • He died on 24 Aug 1908 at Upton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of Bright's disease. He was 66 years and 12 days old.
  • He was buried on 28 Aug 1908 at Lakeview Cemetery, Upton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Last Edited: 9 Apr 2016

Family 1: Almira Fiske Adair b. 23 Dec 1849, d. 10 Oct 1871

Family 2: Laura August Crooker b. 4 Aug 1856, d. 16 Jul 1891

  • Myra Louisa Davis b. 22 Sep 1875
  • Olive Munroe Davis b. 27 Dec 1878, d. 18 Dec 1904
  • Mary Austin Davis b. 21 Aug 1886, d. 24 Sep 1897

Alfred Warren Davis Sr.

b. 1834, d. 22 September 1862
  • Father: Stephen H. Davis b. 24 Oct 1800, d. 30 Jul 1863
  • Mother: Clara Demeritt b. 30 Aug 1798, d. 7 Jun 1866
  • Company: E
  • Alfred Warren Davis Sr. was born about in 1834 at Newmarket, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, son of Stephen H. Davis and Clara Demeritt.
  • On 17 Jul 1859 Alfred Warren Davis Sr. married Eliza Jane Bonzey, 17, daughter of Zenas Lockwood Bonzey and Betsey A. Waters, at Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Alfred Warren Davis Sr. was enumerated in the household of Stephen H. Davis and Clara Demeritt in the 1860 US Federal Census on 28 Jun 1860 at Clappville P. O., Leicester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Stephen Davis, 60, farmer, b. NH
    Clarissa, 62, b. NH
    **Alfred W., 26, bootmaker, b. NH
    **Wm. M., 22, bootmaker, b. NH
    Eliza J., 22, b. MA (Alfred's wife)
    Fremont, 17, bootmaker, b. NH.
  • Alfred Warren Davis Sr. and George P. Davis, and William M. Davis, Freeman Davis and James Lafayette Davis, two brothers and their three uncles, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.
  • Alfred Warren Davis Sr. and James E. Sheppard, future brothers-in-law, both marrying Bonzy girls, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Alfred gave his occupation as gun-maker.
  • On 12 Mar 1862 his brother, William M. Davis, died at Leicester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 23 unmarried, of consumption contracted as a prisoner of war.

  • On 6 Aug 1862 Alfred mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Leicester, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 28 years old.
  • On 17 Sep 1862 Alfred was wounded at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland, severely in the mouth.
  • He died on 22 Sep 1862 at Hagerstown, Maryland, of wounds. He was 28 years old.
  • He was buried at Antietam National Cemetery, Sharpsburg, Maryland, Site 954.
  • On 9 Nov 1862 his son, George Perley Davis, was born at Leicester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, two months after his father's death.
  • On 18 Apr 1863 Eliza Jane Bonzey received a pension to surviving family member based on Alfred's service; his wife, received certificate 13926.
  • Stephen H. Davis, his father, outlived Alfred and William and died on 30 Jul 1863 at Leicester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of dropsey at age 62.
  • Three of Stephen H. Davis' sons and two of his grandsons served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.
  • On 1 Oct 1863 his infant son, George Perley Davis, died at Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 10 Dec 1863 Alfred's widow, Eliza Jane Bonzey remarried to Albert Thomas Burt at Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for him and the second for her.
  • On 7 Mar 1864 at Probate Office, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Albert Thomas Burt applied to be named guardian of Alfred W. Davis, Jr., and the request was granted.
  • Freeman, his nephew, outlived Alfred and William and died on 8 May 1864 at The Battle of the Wilderness, Spotsylvania County, Virginia.
  • George, his brother, outlived Alfred and William and died on 8 May 1864 at The Battle of the Wilderness, Spotsylvania County, Virginia.
  • NOTE: With the deaths of Freeman, Alfred, William and George, Stephen H. and Clara (Demeritt) Davis had lost three sons and a grandson in the war.
  • On 12 Feb 1866 Albert Thomas Burt made application for a pension as guardian to Alfred's surviving dependants, and was granted certificate number 120.992.
  • Clara, his mother, outlived George, Alfred and William and died on 7 Jun 1866 at Leicester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of consumption at age 67.
  • Alfred Warren Davis Sr. was included on the Civil War memorial at Leicester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 31 Mar 1880 Alfred and Eliza's son, Alfred Warren Davis Jr. married Harriet M. Williams at Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • In 1890 Alfred Warren Davis Sr. was included on the Civil War memorial at Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Click HERE to see the full listing.
  • On 7 Jun 1891 Alfred's widow, Eliza Jane Bonzey remarried to Zenas Waterman at Northbridge (Whitinsville), Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a second marriage for him and the third for her. She had been widowed a second time in 1880.
  • On 17 Sep 1900 Alfred W. Davis was included on the Civil War memorial at Antietam Battlefield, Sharpsburg, Maryland, as having died of his wounds received at the battle. (Read several articles from the Fitchburg Sentinel about the planning for the memorial.)
  • On 23 Aug 1906 at Worcester County, Massachusetts, Eliza Jane Bonzey, his wife, being widowed for a third time, requested reinstatement of her widow's pension under the new law of 1901; it was granted at the rate of $12 per month.
  • On 8 Sep 1916 Eliza Jane Bonzey, his wife, received a pension increase to $20.
  • On 5 Aug 1926 Eliza Jane Bonzey, his wife, requested a pension increase to $50 which was granted.
  • Eliza, his wife, outlived Alfred, Zenas and Albert and died on 30 Jan 1934 at Taunton, Bristol County, Massachusetts, at age 91.
  • Last Edited: 9 Apr 2016

Family: Eliza Jane Bonzey b. 16 Jul 1842, d. 30 Jan 1934

  • Alfred Warren Davis Jr. b. 6 Jul 1860
  • George Perley Davis b. 9 Nov 1862, d. 1 Oct 1863

Benjamin Davis

b. 1820, d. 17 September 1862
  • Father: Aaron Davis b. 26 Dec 1770
  • Mother: Hepzibeth Priest b. 28 Nov 1778, d. 13 Mar 1859
  • Company: F
  • Benjamin Davis was born about in 1820 at Shirley, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, son of Aaron Davis and Hepzibeth Priest.
  • On 3 Feb 1850 Benjamin Davis married Lucy W. Wellington, 27, daughter of Edmund Wellington and Lucy Mears, at Ashland, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Benjamin Davis and Lucy W. Wellington were enumerated in the 1850 US Federal census on 27 Sep 1850 at Shirley, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, where he is a bootmaker.
  • On 13 Mar 1859 his mother, Hepzibeth Priest, died at Lunenburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 80.
  • Benjamin Davis and Lucy W. Wellington were enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census in Jul 1860 at Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Benjamin Davis, 40, shoemaker, b. MA
    Lucy W., 37, b. VT
    Lucy F., 9, b. MA
    Julia W., 7, b. MA
    Nelly A., 2, b. MA.
  • On 9 May 1861 his daughter, Julia W. Davis, died at Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 8.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1862, Benjamin gave his occupation as shoemaker.
  • In 1862 Benjamin was living at Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 2 Aug 1862 Benjamin mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry. He was 42 years old.
  • He died on 17 Sep 1862 at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland, killed in action. He was 42 years old.
  • He was buried in Sep 1862 at Brookfield Cemetery, Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts, (back west section.)
  • On 1 Dec 1862 Lucy W. Wellington received a pension to surviving family member based on Benjamin's service; his wife, received pension certificate no. 1975.
  • He's surviving family was enumerated in the household of Lucy W. Wellington in the 1870 US Federal Census on 29 Aug 1870 at Medford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, as:
    Davis, Lucy W., 47, house keeper, b. VT
    ---, Nellie A., 12, b. MA.
  • Lucy, his wife, outlived Benjamin and died on 9 Jul 1893 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of dropsey at age 70.
  • On 29 Feb 1896, Lucy W. Wellington was dropped from the pension rolls.
  • On 17 Sep 1900 Benjamin Davis was included on the Civil War memorial at Antietam Battlefield, Sharpsburg, Maryland, with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, on the 35th anniversary of the battle. (Articles from the Fitchburg Sentinel about the planning for the memorial.)
  • Last Edited: 18 Aug 2016

Family: Lucy W. Wellington b. 13 Dec 1822, d. 9 Jul 1893

  • Lucy F. Davis b. 27 Dec 1850
  • Julia W. Davis b. 26 Oct 1852, d. 9 May 1861
  • Nelly A. Davis b. 8 Apr 1858

Charles Davis

b. 1823, d. 9 March 1862
  • Father: Mr. [--?--] Davis
  • Company: G
  • Charles Davis was born about in 1823 at Massachusetts, son of Mr. [--?--] Davis.
  • Charles was living at Bristol, Hartford County, Connecticut.
  • On 31 Jul 1853 Charles Davis married Charlotte Elizabeth Post, daughter of Samuel Post and Mary [--?--], at East Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut.
  • Charles Davis was enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 23 Jun 1860 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, possibly as:
    Chas Davis, 39, tailor, b. MA, living with the family of Jas. McFarland. No wife is enumerated with him.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Charles gave his occupation as tailor.
  • Charles Davis and George Davis served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry in Company G. They are possibly brothers, but proof is missing as of Apr 2011.

  • On 4 Aug 1861 Charles mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as a Corporal, being credited to the quota of Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 38 years old.
  • On 21 Oct 1861 Charles was taken prisoner at The Battle of Ball's Bluff, Leesburg, Virginia.
  • On 30 Oct 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Charles Davis 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, Charles Davis was listed, with 88 other men of the 15th Massachusetts, as a prisoner at Richmond.
  • On 20 Nov 1861 at "The Worcester Daily Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Charles Davis was listed with 195 other men among the prisoners taken at Ball's Bluff.
  • On 19 Feb 1862, Charles was "released from prison and sent to Washington, DC," according to Capt. Walter Forehand.
  • On 22 Feb 1862 at "The New York Times", New York City, New York, Charles Davis 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.)
  • He died on 9 Mar 1862 at Washington, DC, of appoplexy, according to Capt. John Murkland. He was 39 years old.
  • George Davis, his brother, was with Charles at the time of his death and was also a member of the 15th MVI in March 1863.
  • Charles Davis was buried in Mar 1862 at US Soldiers' and Airmen's Home National Cemetery (Military Asylum Cemetery), Washington, DC, plot 166.
  • On 18 Aug 1862 Charlotte Elizabeth Post received a pension to surviving family member based on Charles's service; and received certificate number 29847 1/2.
  • Charles and Charlotte Elizabeth Post had four children, but none were still living at the time of his death.
  • On 15 Jul 1874 Charles Davis was included on the Civil War memorial at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 26 Feb 1879 at New Orleans, Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, Charlotte Elizabeth Post, his widow, made an affidavit concerning her pension.
  • On 22 Aug 1879 at New Orleans, Louisiana, it was recommended by the Pension Office that Charlotte's pension be continued.
  • On 22 Sep 1880 a duplicate pension certificate sent to Charlotte in St. Louis, Missouri.
  • Charlotte, his wife, outlived Charles and died on 4 Dec 1886 at Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas.
  • Last Edited: 22 Nov 2016

Family: Charlotte Elizabeth Post b. 1832, d. 4 Dec 1886

Francis Nash Davis

b. 31 May 1823, d. 11 December 1884
  • Father: Solomon Davis b. 6 Feb 1796, d. 6 Sep 1867
  • Mother: Eliza Nash b. 1801, d. 10 Dec 1823
  • Company: H
  • Francis Nash Davis was born on 31 May 1823 at Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Solomon Davis and Eliza Nash.
  • On 10 Dec 1823 his mother, Eliza Nash, died at Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 19 Nov 1827 Francis's widowed father, Solomon Davis, remarried to Tabitha Snow at Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Francis Nash Davis married Lucy Foster, daughter of Ebenezer Foster and Anna Davis.
  • Francis N. Davis was enumerated in the household of Solomon Davis and Tabitha Snow in the 1850 US Federal Census on 5 Aug 1850 at Spencer, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Solomon Davis, 54, farmer, b. MA (as were all)
    Tabitha, 53
    **Francis N. Davis, 27, bootmaker
    Lucy, 29, b. CT (his wife)
    Frederick Green, 25, boot maker
    Leonard lafflin, 23, bootmaker
    Thomas K. Whittemore, 30, boot maker, b. ME
    Sumner Sullet, 20, carpenter.
  • In 1861 Francis was living at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Francis gave his occupation as school teacher.

  • On 29 Jul 1862 Francis mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 39 years, 1 month and 29 days old.
  • Francis Nash Davis and Charles G. Foster, uncle and nephew, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry and they appear to have enlisted together.
  • On 2 Aug 1862 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Francis Nash Davis was mentioned, along with 18 other men, as a new recruit in the 15th Massachusetts.
  • On 17 Sep 1862 his his nephew, Charles G. Foster, died at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland, at age 18 killed in actiion.
  • On 1 Jul 1863 Francis ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by transfer to the Veterans' Reserve Corps.

  • Starting 1 Jul 1863, Francis also served in the 12th Regiment, V. R. C., Co A.
  • He ended his service with the 12th Regiment, V. R. C. by mustering out per G. O. 28 on 21 Jul 1864.
  • He and Lucy Foster were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 20 Jul 1870 at Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Davis, Francis M., 48, farmer, $2300 real estate, $250, b. RI
    ---, Lucy, 49, b. CT
    ---, Charles S., 14, farm labor, b. MA
    Davis, Rachel, 92, b. MA.
  • Francis Nash Davis and Lucy Foster were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 21 Jun 1880 at Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Davis, Frank, 60, laborer, b. MA (as were all the family)
    ---, Lucy, 55, wife
    ---, William F., 26, son, at college
    ---, Charles, 23, son, at college
    (and 12 boarders.)
  • Francis Nash Davis died on 11 Dec 1884 at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 61 years, 6 months and 11 days old.
  • He was buried in 1884 at Mount Zion Cemetery (East Village), Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 26 Jun 1889 Lucy Foster received a pension to surviving family member in Massachusetts based on Francis's service; his wife, received certificate number 347001.
  • Lucy Davis was enumerated as the widow of Francis Nash Davis, of the 15th Massachusetts, in the 1890 Veterans' Schedules of the US Federal Census in Jun 1890 at Bristol, Bristol County, Rhode Island.
  • On 4 Jul 1907 Francis Nash Davis 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: 9 Apr 2016

Family: Lucy Foster b. 28 Oct 1820

  • William Francis Davis b. Aug 1853
  • Charles Sumner Davis b. 13 Sep 1855, d. 2 Jan 1941

Freeman Davis

b. 1842, d. 8 May 1864
  • Father: Stephen Henry Davis b. 26 Aug 1822, d. 26 Apr 1885
  • Mother: Clarissa [--?--] b. 1821, d. 10 Aug 1863
  • Company: E
  • Freeman Davis was born in 1842 at Newmarket, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, son of Stephen Henry Davis and Clarissa [--?--].
  • Freeman Davis was enumerated in the household of Stephen Henry Davis and Clarissa [--?--] in the 1850 US Federal Census on 5 Aug 1850 at Spencer, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Stephen H. Davis, 29, cotton operative, b. NH (as were the rest in the family)
    Clarissa, 28
    **Freeman, 7
    **James L., 6
    Henrietta B., 4
    George H., 1
    John L. Davis, 23, cotton operative
    Mary A., 18, b. OH
    Mary Mahone, 19, b. Ireland.
  • Freeman Davis was enumerated in the household of Stephen Henry Davis in the 1860 US Federal Census on 18 Jul 1860 at Spencer, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Stephen H. Davis, 39, bootmaker, b. MA
    **Freeman, 17, bootmaker, b. NH
    **Lafayette, 16
    Henrietta, 14
    George H., 12
    Horace E., 10
    Charles W., 7
    Lewis A., 3
    Emma G., 1.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Freeman gave his occupation as boot-maker.


  • On 12 Jul 1861 Freeman mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Spencer, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 19 years old.
  • George P. Davis and Alfred Warren Davis Sr., Freeman Davis, and William M. Davis and James Lafayette Davis, two brothers and their three uncles, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.
  • On 21 Oct 1861 Freeman was wounded at The Battle of Ball's Bluff, Leesburg, Virginia, in the side.
  • On 12 Mar 1862 his uncle, William M. Davis, died at Leicester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, unmarried, of consumption contracted as a prisoner of war at age 23.
  • On 22 Sep 1862 his uncle, Alfred Warren Davis Sr., died at Hagerstown, Maryland, of wounds.
  • On 14 May 1863 Freeman ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to disability.

  • On 30 Jul 1863 his grandfather, Stephen H. Davis, died at Leicester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of dropsey at age 62.
  • Three of Stephen H. Davis' sons and two of his grandsons served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.
  • On 10 Aug 1863 his mother, Clarissa [--?--], died at Spencer, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of typhoid.
  • Starting 10 Jan 1864, Freeman also served in the 57th Massachusetts Regiment, Company F, for a $325 bounty as Corporal.
  • He died on 8 May 1864 at The Battle of the Wilderness, Spotsylvania County, Virginia. He was 22 years old.
  • On 8 May 1864 his uncle, George P. Davis, died at The Battle of the Wilderness, Spotsylvania County, Virginia.
  • NOTE: With the deaths of Freeman, Alfred, William and George, Stephen H. and Clara (Demeritt) Davis had lost three sons and a grandson in the war.
  • Freeman Davis was included on the Civil War memorial at Leicester Town Hall, Washburn Square, Leicester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Freeman Davis was included on the Civil War memorial at Prouty Park, Spencer, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • James, his brother, outlived Freeman and died on 13 Aug 1875 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of comsumption at age 31.
  • On 17 Mar 1880 Stephen Henry Davis received a pension to surviving family member based on Freeman's service; his father, but no certificate number is recorded.
  • Stephen, his father, outlived Freeman and James and died on 26 Apr 1885 at Sturbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 62.
  • Last Edited: 9 Apr 2016

George Davis

b. between 1824 and 1825, d. 13 November 1864
  • Company: G
  • George Davis was born between 1824 - 1825 at Rutland, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • He was enumerated in the same household as Sylvester Oakes and Abner Harrison Rice in the 1860 US Federal Census on 18 Jul 1860 at Millbury P. O., Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, future members of the 15th Mass., living in a boarding house owned by Charles Evans, 49, b. ME, and his family as well as Elish S. Livermore, later of the 15th as George Davis, shoemaker, age 40, b. MA.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, George gave his occupation as shoemaker.
  • In 1861 George was living at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 George mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • George Davis and Charles Davis served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry in Company G. They are possibly brothers, but proof is missing as of Apr 2011.
  • On 1 Aug 1861 George was promoted to Corporal.
  • On 21 Oct 1861 George was taken prisoner at The Battle of Ball's Bluff, Leesburg, Virginia.
  • On 20 Nov 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, George Davis was listed, with 88 other men of the 15th Massachusetts, as a prisoner at Richmond.
  • On 20 Nov 1861 at "The Worcester Daily Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, George Davis was listed with 195 other men among the prisoners taken at Ball's Bluff.
  • On 20 Aug 1862 George ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by discharge for reasons not given in the 1870 roster.

  • He made application for a veteran's pension on 8 Sep 1863, but no certificate number is recorded in the index. (Note: date is smeary; year is 18x3.)
  • Last Edited: 18 Dec 2014

George Attwell Davis

b. 3 November 1843, d. 14 October 1863
  • Father: Richard T. Davis b. 15 Jul 1820, d. 2 Aug 1888
  • Mother: Martha A. Woodis b. 17 Oct 1821, d. 9 Nov 1908
  • Company: F
  • George Attwell Davis was born on 3 Nov 1843 at New Braintree, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Richard T. Davis and Martha A. Woodis.
  • George Attwell Davis was enumerated in the household of Richard T. Davis and Martha A. Woodis in the 1860 US Federal Census on 7 Jun 1860 at New Braintree, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    **Richard T. Davis, 39, shoemaker, b. MA (as were all in the family)
    Martha A., 38
    **George A., 16
    Frank, 6
    Jane A., 5
    Charles, 2.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, George gave his occupation as shoemaker.
  • In 1861 George was living at New Braintree, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 George mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry. He was 17 years, 8 months and 9 days old.
  • George Attwell Davis and Richard T. Davis, father and son, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Company F.
  • On 17 Sep 1862 George was wounded at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland.
  • On 3 Jul 1863 George was wounded at The Battle of Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania.
  • On 22 Jul 1863 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, George Attwell Davis was reported as wounded at Gettysburg.
  • He died on 14 Oct 1863 at Brandy Station, Culpeper County, Virginia, killed in action. He was 19 years, 11 months and 11 days old.
  • On 21 Oct 1863 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, George Attwell Davis was mentioned in the official casualty list (Volume 92 # 42):
    The Fifteenth Regiment
    Headquarters Fifteenth Regiment
    Oct. 1863
    Mr. Baldwin: Dear Sir;---The following is an official list of the killed and wounded in the 15th Massachusetts volunteers, in the engagement at Bristow Station, Va. Oct. 13, 1863
    Killed--- Corp, Samuel Stearns, Co. B., private A. E. Hinckley, Co. I.
    ]Wounded--- Lieut. Chas. H. Stevens; privates F. Merrifield, J. Frederick, Co. D; H. Jeverson, Co. E; Serg. G. A. Davis, Co. F. (since dead) privates D. Sherwood, Thomas Say, M. D. Tucker, Co. I; Adam Peacock, Co. K.
    Very Respectfully
    Your obedient servant,
    Geo. C. Joslin
    Lieut. Col. commanding Regiment.
  • On 11 Nov 1863 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, George Attwell Davis was mentioned as deceased (Volume 92 # 44): Casualty List
    Mass 15th Regt.:---The following deaths in the 15th Massachusetts regiment are officially reported. Corporal S. W. Stearns, of Co. B., E. A. Hinkley of Co. I., and Sergt. George A. Davis; all killed at Bristow Station.
  • On 28 Nov 1863 Martha A. Woodis received a pension to surviving family member based on George's service; his mother, received certificate number 160580.
  • Richard, his father, outlived George and died on 2 Aug 1888 at North Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 68.
  • Last Edited: 9 Sep 2016

George P. Davis

b. 1832, d. 8 May 1864
  • Father: Stephen H. Davis b. 24 Oct 1800, d. 30 Jul 1863
  • Mother: Clara Demeritt b. 30 Aug 1798, d. 7 Jun 1866
  • Company: E
  • George P. Davis was born about in 1832 at Durham, Strafford County, New Hampshire, son of Stephen H. Davis and Clara Demeritt.
  • On 11 Jun 1855 George P. Davis married Mary E. Morse, 17, daughter of David Mixer Morse and Hannah Elizabeth Smith, at Charlton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • George P. Davis was enumerated in the household of David Mixer Morse and Hannah Elizabeth Smith in the 1860 US Federal Census on 30 Jul 1860 at Charlton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, with his in-laws as:
    David M. Morse, 47, carpenter, b. MA
    Eliza, 51, b. MA
    **George P. Davis, 29, auger maker, b. NH
    Mary E., 23, b. MA
    Alice E., 5
    Adaline M., 9/12.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, George gave his occupation as bit-maker.
  • On 3 May 1861 Mary E. Morse, his wife, died at Charlton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 23 of consumption.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 George mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Charlton, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 29 years old.
  • George P. Davis and Alfred Warren Davis Sr., and William M. Davis, Freeman Davis and James Lafayette Davis, two brothers and their three uncles, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.
  • On 30 Oct 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, George P. Davis 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, George P. Davis was listed with 195 other men among the prisoners taken at Ball's Bluff.
  • On 12 Mar 1862 his brother, William M. Davis, died at Leicester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 23 unmarried, of consumption contracted as a prisoner of war.
  • On 22 Sep 1862 his brother, Alfred Warren Davis Sr., died at Hagerstown, Maryland, of wounds.
  • On 30 Jul 1863 his father, Stephen H. Davis, died at Leicester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of dropsey at age 62.
  • Three of Stephen H. Davis' sons and two of his grandsons served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.
  • On 5 Jan 1864, George was reenlisted, having received a bounty of $86.
  • On 8 May 1864 his nephew, Freeman Davis, died at The Battle of the Wilderness, Spotsylvania County, Virginia.
  • George P. Davis died on 8 May 1864 at The Battle of the Wilderness, Spotsylvania County, Virginia. He was 32 years old.
  • NOTE: With the deaths of Freeman, Alfred, William and George, Stephen H. and Clara (Demeritt) Davis had lost three sons and a grandson in the war.
  • On 27 Jul 1864 George ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by "administrative" transfer to the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, clearly in error.

  • Clara, his mother, outlived George, Alfred and William and died on 7 Jun 1866 at Leicester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of consumption at age 67.
  • On 22 Oct 1868 David Mixer Morse, George's father-in-law, made application for a pension as guardian to George's surviving dependants, and received certificate number 131980.
  • On 30 Sep 1880 George and Mary's daughter, Adeline Mary Davis married Merrick Leslie Wilbur at Gardner, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 17 Dec 1881 George's daughter, Alice Davis married Arthur F. Hiscox at Charlton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • George P. Davis was included on the Civil War memorial at Dexter Memorial Hall, Charlton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • In 1890 George P. Davis was included on the Civil War memorial at Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as "George Davis."
  • Last Edited: 9 Apr 2016

Family: Mary E. Morse b. 3 Nov 1837, d. 3 May 1861

  • Alice Davis b. 14 Dec 1855, d. 29 Feb 1888
  • Adeline Mary Davis b. 11 Sep 1859, d. 14 Nov 1916

George W. Davis

b. 11 October 1843, d. 9 February 1874
  • Father: Hiram R. Davis b. 29 Jan 1822, d. 25 Oct 1849
  • Mother: Almira Maria Flagg b. 17 Mar 1829, d. 30 Oct 1913
  • Company: E
  • George W. Davis was born on 11 Oct 1843 at Oakham, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Hiram R. Davis and Almira Maria Flagg.
  • On 25 Oct 1849 his father, Hiram R. Davis, died at West Boylston, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of typhoid fever at age 27.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, George gave his occupation as farmer.

  • On 5 Aug 1862 George mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Hardwick, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 18 years, 9 months and 25 days old.
  • On 17 Sep 1862 George was wounded at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland.
  • On 28 Jul 1864 George ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, having fulfilled his term of service.

  • He made application for a veteran's pension in Sep 1864, and received certificate number 173396.
  • In 1865 George was living at Hardwick, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 29 Nov 1865 George W. Davis, 22, married Sarah E. Caldwell, 25, daughter of John S. Caldwell and Charlotte Guillow, at Hubbardston, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for him and the second for her; she was the widow "Spaulding."
  • George W. Davis and Sarah E. Caldwell were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 6 Jul 1870 at Shirley Village, Townsend, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, as:
    Davis, George W., 27, farmer, b. MA (as were all in the family)
    ---, Sarah E, 31
    Spaulding, Frank, 9
    Davis, Louisa, 2.
  • George W. Davis died on 9 Feb 1874 at Townsend, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, of lung fever. He was 30 years, 3 months and 29 days old.
  • He was buried in Feb 1874 at Townsend Center Cemetery, Townsend, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, Section 5.
  • On 1 Dec 1875 George's widow, Sarah E. Caldwell remarried to Frank D. Adams at Townsend, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, in a second marriage for him and the third for her.
  • On 20 Oct 1876 Sarah E. Adams, George's his remarried widow, made application for a pension as guardian to George's surviving dependants, received certificate number 182787.
  • On 5 Jul 1879 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, George W. Davis was mentioned in the report on the 12th annual reunion of Company E, 15th Massachusetts Infantry.
  • He's surviving family was enumerated in the household of Sarah E. Caldwell and Frank D. Adams in the 1880 US Federal Census on 11 Jun 1880 at Townsend, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, as:
    Adams, Francis D., 44, cooper, b. MA
    ---, Sarah E., 40, wife, b. MA
    Davis, Maud A., 12, step-daur, b. MA
    ---, Eliza A., 7, step-son(sic), b. MA
    Adams, Melvin T., 2, son
    ---, Mary G., 82, mother, b. NH
    Draper, Anna E., 22, step-daur, b. MA.
  • Sarah, his widow, outlived George and Frank and died on 9 Feb 1889 at Townsend, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, of consumption at age 48.
  • On 18 Sep 1890 George and Sarah's daughter, Maud A. Davis married Wallace L. Maynard at Townsend, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Last Edited: 14 Sep 2016

Family: Sarah E. Caldwell b. 16 May 1840, d. 9 Feb 1889

  • Maud A. Davis b. 6 Nov 1867, d. 2 Feb 1901
  • Eliza Alberta Davis b. 28 Aug 1872, d. 6 Apr 1901

James H. Davis

b. 1830, d. 17 September 1862
  • Father: Charles Davis
  • Company: E
  • James H. Davis was born in 1830 at England, son of Charles Davis.
  • On 19 Aug 1855 James H. Davis married Ellen Powers, daughter of Michael Powers and Nancy Barton, at Chelsea, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • James H. Davis and Ellen Powers were enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 2 Aug 1860 at Webster P. O., Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    James Davis, 30, spinner, b. England
    Ellen, 28, b. Ireland
    Ida A., 4, b. MA
    Henry Q., 2/12, b. MA.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, James gave his occupation as dresser.

  • On 4 Aug 1862 James mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 32 years old.
  • He died on 17 Sep 1862 at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland. He was 32 years old.
  • On 21 Oct 1862 Ellen Powers received a pension to surviving family member based on James's service; his wife, receiving certificate number 18399.
  • He was buried in 1862 at Hope Cemetery, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 11 Apr 1863 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, James H. Davis was included in the published list of Oxford volunteers.
  • On 6 Jun 1868 James's widow, Ellen Powers remarried to James Kearsley at Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for him and the second for her. (Note: he was a veteran of the 3rd PA Heavy Artillery.)
  • On 30 Oct 1868 J. J. Power made application for a pension as guardian to James's surviving dependants, and received certificate number 126056. (Note: this person is clearly somehow related to Ellen (Powers) Davis. )
  • He's surviving family was enumerated in the household of James Kearsley and Ellen Powers in the 1870 US Federal Census on 25 Jun 1870 at Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts, as:
    Karsley, James, 33, works in woolen mill, b. England
    ---, Ellen, 36, b. Ireland
    ---, Ida E., 13, b. MA
    ---, James H., 10, b. MA
    ---, Joseph, 9/10, b. MA
    ---, John, 49, works in woolen mill, b. England.
  • About 1890 James H. Davis was included on the Civil War memorial at Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as "James Davis."
  • Ellen Karsley, his remarried widow, was enumerated as the widow of James Karsley in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.
  • On 30 Jul 1893 Ellen Powers, his wife, died at Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.
  • On 17 Sep 1900 James H. Davis 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: 19 Aug 2016

Family: Ellen Powers b. 1839, d. 30 Jul 1893

  • Ida A. Davis b. 25 Jul 1856
  • Henry Q. Davis b. Jun 1860