James Lafayette Davis

b. 1 June 1844, d. 13 August 1875
  • Father: Stephen Henry Davis b. 26 Aug 1822, d. 26 Apr 1885
  • Mother: Clarissa [--?--] b. 1821, d. 10 Aug 1863
  • Company: E
  • James Lafayette Davis was born on 1 Jun 1844 at Auburn, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Stephen Henry Davis and Clarissa [--?--].
  • James L. 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.
  • Lafayette 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.
  • George P. Davis and Alfred Warren Davis Sr., James Lafayette Davis, and William M. Davis and Freeman Davis, two brothers and their three uncles, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, James gave his occupation as boot-maker.


  • On 11 Feb 1862 James mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Spencer, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 17 years, 8 months and 10 days old.
  • 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 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.
  • On 23 Feb 1864, James was reenlisted for a bounty of $368.66.
  • On 8 May 1864 his brother, Freeman Davis, died at The Battle of the Wilderness, Spotsylvania County, Virginia.
  • On 8 May 1864 his uncle, George P. Davis, died at The Battle of the Wilderness, Spotsylvania County, Virginia.
  • On 22 Jun 1864 James was taken prisoner at Petersburg, Virginia.
  • On 27 Jul 1864 James ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by administrative transfer to the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as "absent Prisoner of War."

  • Starting 28 Jul 1864, James also served in the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company "E."
  • On 24 Aug 1864 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, James Lafayette Davis was reported among the prisoners, for a total of four commissioned officers and seventy-seven enlisted men.
  • On 20 Nov 1864 James's widowed father, Stephen Henry Davis, remarried to Louisa Reed at Leicester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 19 Dec 1864, James was exchanged from prison.
  • He ended his service by mustering out on 21 Jun 1865.
  • On 3 Dec 1867 James Lafayette Davis, 23, married Eliza J. Smith, 17, at Tippecanoe, Indiana.
  • James Lafayette Davis and Eliza J. Smith were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 21 Jun 1870 at Leicester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Davis, James L., 25, boot bottomer, b. MA
    ---, Eliza J., 20, b. MA
    ---, Gertrude E., 1
    (nextdoor to)
    Southwick, Francis S., 27, boot bottomer, b. MA
    ---, Henrietta B., 25, b. MA (his sister)
    ---, Clara L., 3
    ---, George H., 2.
  • James Lafayette Davis made application for a veteran's pension in Apr 1874, and received certificate number 131417.
  • He died on 13 Aug 1875 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of comsumption. He was 31 years, 2 months and 12 days old.
  • He was buried in Aug 1875 at Hope Cemetery, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • In Sep 1875 Eliza J. Smith received a pension to surviving family member based on James's service; his wife, received certificate number 175715.
  • Eliza, his wife, outlived James and died on 24 Sep 1877 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as a widow, of consumption at age 27.
  • In 1877 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, a guardianship hearing was held for for Gertrude Davis.
  • On 10 Nov 1879 Henry E. Southwick, James's brother-in-law, made application for a pension as guardian to James's surviving dependants, and received certificate number 179538.
  • He's surviving family was enumerated in the household of Henry E. Southwick and Joanna Marah in the 1880 US Federal Census on 8 Jun 1880 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, his daughter, as:
    Southwick, Henry A., 35, b. MA
    ---, Joanna, 34, b. Ire
    ---, Adelaide, 9, b. MA
    ---, Lizzie, 8, b. MA
    **Davis, Gertrude, 11, boarder, b. Indiana (sic), (father b. MA, mor b. Ind sic)
    Hill, Henry, 37, boarder
    Keyes, Franklin, 22, boarder
    Williamson, John, 25, boarder.
  • Stephen, his father, outlived Freeman and James and died on 26 Apr 1885 at Sturbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 62.
  • On 22 Jun 1890 James's daughter, Gertrude E. Davis married Martin Gallagher at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Last Edited: 17 Apr 2016

Family: Eliza J. Smith b. 17 Jan 1850, d. 24 Sep 1877

  • Gertrude E. Davis b. Sep 1868

John W. Davis

b. August 1824
  • Father: Joseph Davis b. 1774, d. 31 Jan 1834
  • Mother: Thankfkul Baker b. 28 Sep 1780, d. 28 Mar 1856
  • Company: G
  • John W. Davis was born in Aug 1824 at Nantucket, Nantucket County, Massachusetts, son of Joseph Davis and Thankfkul Baker.
  • On 31 Jan 1834 his father, Joseph Davis, died in the Worcester Asylum.
  • On 4 Oct 1846 John W. Davis, 22, married Ann Louisa Swain, 21, daughter of David B. Swain and Sarah H. Orne, at Nantucket, Nantucket County, Massachusetts, noting that he is a "tinplate worker."
  • John W. Davis and Ann Louisa Swain were enumerated in the 1850 US Federal census on 3 Sep 1850 at Nantucket, Nantucket County, Massachusetts, as:
    John W. Davis, 25, (no occupation), b. MA
    Ann L., 24, b. MA
    Emily B., 2, b. MA.
  • John W. Davis and Ann Louisa Swain were divorced apparantly.
  • John W. Davis married Arabella B. Colburn, daughter of William Keene and Mary Ann Ridgeway, in a second marriage for both, apparently.
  • On 28 Mar 1856 his father, Thankfkul Baker, died at Nantucket, Nantucket County, Massachusetts, at age 75.
  • John W. Davis and Arabella B. Keene were enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 13 Jun 1860 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    John Davis, 35, tinman, b. MA (as were all in the family)
    Arabella, 27
    Willie (Colburn), 11 (step-son)
    Mary A., 4.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, John gave his occupation as tinsmith.
  • In 1861 John was living at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 John mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as a sergeant, being credited to the quota of Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 36 years and 11 months old.
  • In Nov 1863 John W. Davis and William A. Mullett were court martialed along with David O. Wallace at Warrenton, Fauquier County, Virginia, as documented in case number NN-506 (National Archives, Record Group 153.)
  • On 4 Nov 1863 John ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts "dishonorably discharged," according to Ford's history and the MASSCW. Details unknown.

  • On 9 Sep 1865 Ann Louisa Swain, his wife, died at Brockton, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, at age 40 of consumption, as a married woman.
  • On 17 Oct 1866 John and Ann's daughter, Emeline B. Davis married Francis Barnard Gardner at North Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.
  • John W. Davis and Arabella B. Keene were divorced apparantly.
  • John was living at Sherman County, Nebraska.
  • On 5 Mar 1879 John W. Davis, 54, married Anna Brown at Buffalo County, Nebraska.
  • John W. Davis was not enumerated in the household of Anna Brown in the 1880 US Federal Census on on 17 Jun 1880 at at Gibbon, Buffalo County, Nebraska, as:
    Anna Davis, 22, b. NY, married (with widowed xed out.) housekeeper
    Oliver Davis, b. July age 11/12, b. Nebraska.
  • Arabella, his wife, outlived John and died on 3 Aug 1908 at Danvers Insane Hospital, Malden, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, as a "widow" of senile dementia.
  • Last Edited: 10 Jul 2017

Family 1: Ann Louisa Swain b. 9 Jan 1825, d. 9 Sep 1865

  • Emeline B. Davis b. 15 Sep 1847, d. 16 Dec 1915
  • Joseph T. Davis b. 19 Jun 1851

Family 2: Arabella B. Keene b. between 1825 - 1826, d. 3 Aug 1908

  • Mary Ann Davis b. 14 Nov 1855

Family 3: Anna Brown b. 1858

  • Owen Davis b. Jul 1879

Orin L. Davis

b. 1818, d. 17 September 1862
  • Father: Robert Davis b. 5 Oct 1788, d. 16 Sep 1848
  • Mother: Elethere Rounds b. 18 Dec 1788, d. 28 Feb 1885
  • Company: G
  • Orin L. Davis was born about in 1818 at Rhode Island, son of Robert Davis and Elethere Rounds, according to the 1850 census, or in Massachusetts according to the 1860 census.
  • On 15 Aug 1838 Orin L. Davis married Huldah S. Gerry, 20, daughter of John Gerry and Sally Gerry, at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Orin L. Davis and Huldah S. Gerry were enumerated in the 1840 US Federal census in Apr 1840 at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Orin Davis: 1 x male 20-30//1 female under 5; 1 female 20-30.
  • On 16 Sep 1848 his father, Robert Davis, died at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 59.
  • Orin L. Davis and Huldah S. Gerry were enumerated in the 1850 US Federal census on 29 Aug 1850 at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Sally Gary, 44, b. MA
    **Orin Davis, 33, shoemaker, b. RI
    Huldah, 33, b. MA
    Frank E., 12, b. MA
    Noah L. Goodwick, 90, shoemaker b. VT
    Marietta, 24, b. RI
    Mary F., 1, b. MA.
  • On 11 Oct 1858 Huldah S. Gerry, his wife, died at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 40.
  • On 8 May 1859 Orin's daughter, Sarah Elizabeth Davis married Edward A. Norcross at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Orin L. Davis was enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 12 Jul 1860 at Millbury P. O., Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Orin L. Davis, 42, shoemaker, b. MA
    Heuldah L., 40, b. MA.
  • He and Huldah S. Gerry were enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 12 Jul 1860 at Millbury P. O., Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Orin L. Davis, 42, shoemaker, b. MA
    Heuldah L., 40, b. MA.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1862, Orin gave his occupation as shoemaker.

  • On 1 Aug 1862 Orin mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 44 years old.
  • He died on 17 Sep 1862 at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland. He was 44 years old.
  • Note: the identification of this family as belonging to the man who fought in the 15th Massachusetts is tentative.
  • On 17 Sep 1900 Orin L. 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: 11 Sep 2016

Family: Huldah S. Gerry b. 5 Dec 1817, d. 11 Oct 1858

  • Frank E. Davis b. between 1837 - 1838
  • Sarah Elizabeth Davis b. 23 Jan 1839

Richard T. Davis

b. 15 July 1820, d. 2 August 1888
  • Father: Theopilus Davis
  • Mother: Mary [--?--]
  • Company: F
  • Richard T. Davis was born on 15 Jul 1820 at Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, son of Theopilus Davis and Mary [--?--], (NOTE: his parents were both born in Wales.)
  • On 1 Mar 1842 Richard T. Davis, 21, married Martha A. Woodis, 20, daughter of Ebenezer Woodis and Patty McCuller, at Dana, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Richard T. Davis and Martha A. Woodis were enumerated 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.
  • In 1861 Richard was living at New Braintree, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Richard gave his occupation as bootmaker.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Richard mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry. He was 40 years, 11 months and 27 days old.
  • Richard T. Davis and George Attwell Davis, father and son, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Company F.
  • On 21 Jul 1862 at "The New York Times", New York City, New York, Richard T. Davis was reported on the list of sick and wounded on board the United States Hospital Steamer Commodore, from Harrison's Landing, July 15th and 16th.
  • On 21 Jul 1862 Richard was suffering from scurvy.
  • On 1 Nov 1862 Richard ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts at Point Lookout, St. Mary's County, Maryland, due to disability.

  • He made application for a veteran's pension on 9 Feb 1863, and received certificate number 12330.
  • On 14 Oct 1863 his son, George Attwell Davis, died at Brandy Station, Culpeper County, Virginia, at age 19 killed in action.
  • Richard T. Davis and Martha A. Woodis were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 14 Jul 1870 at North Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Davis, Richard, 49, disabled soldier, no occupation b. MA
    ---, Martha, 48
    ---, Frank, 16, farm labor
    ---, Mary N., 9.
  • Richard T. Davis and Martha A. Woodis were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 1 Jun 1880 at North Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Davis, Richard T., 59, no occupation, b. MA (of Welsh parents)
    ---, Martha A., 58, wife, b. MA
    ---, Mary N., 19, daur, b. MA.
  • Richard T. Davis died on 2 Aug 1888 at North Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 68 years and 18 days old.
  • He was buried in Aug 1888 at Walnut Grove Cemetery, North Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Martha A. Woodis was enumerated as the widow of Richard T. Davis, of the 15th Massachusetts, in the 1890 Veterans' Schedules of the US Federal Census in Jun 1890 at North Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Martha, his wife, outlived Richard and died on 9 Nov 1908 at North Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 87.
  • Last Edited: 17 Apr 2016

Family: Martha A. Woodis b. 17 Oct 1821, d. 9 Nov 1908

  • George Attwell Davis b. 3 Nov 1843, d. 14 Oct 1863
  • Charles Davis b. 29 May 1846, d. 16 Apr 1848
  • Frank Davis b. between 1853 - 1854
  • Jane Augusta Davis b. 27 May 1855, d. 8 May 1901
  • Charles Richard Davis b. 1858, d. 14 Jul 1883
  • Mary N. Davis b. 29 Aug 1860, d. 29 Apr 1892

Sampson Walker Davis

b. 6 October 1811, d. 9 August 1896
  • Father: Reuben Davis b. 16 Sep 1777, d. 1 Dec 1835
  • Mother: Hannah Emerson Walker b. 3 Nov 1781, d. 15 Apr 1865
  • Company: B
  • Sampson Walker Davis was born on 6 Oct 1811 at Ashby, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, son of Reuben Davis and Hannah Emerson Walker.
  • On 1 Dec 1835 his father, Reuben Davis, died at age 58.
  • On 16 Mar 1847 Sampson Walker Davis, 35, married Diodama Samantha Bennett, 16, at Brattleboro, Windham County, Vermont, according tothe Ashby, MA vital records.
  • In 1861 Sampson was living at Ashby, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Sampson gave his occupation as farmer.

  • On 5 Dec 1861 Sampson mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Ashby, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. He was 50 years, 1 month and 29 days old.
  • On 12 Apr 1862 Sampson ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to disability.

  • On 28 Jan 1876 his toddler daughter, Abbie M. Davis, died at age 1.
  • On 12 Sep 1878 his son, Martin L. Davis, died at Ashby, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, at age 20 of typhoid.
  • Sampson Walker Davis and Samantha D. Bennett were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 14 Jun 1880 at Ashby, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, He is a farmer.
  • Sampson Walker Davis made application at Massachusetts for a veteran's pension on 13 Dec 1883.
  • On 1 Apr 1888 Sampson and Diodama's daughter, Emma A. Davis married Lewis E. Adams at Littleton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Sampson Walker Davis was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Ashby, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company B.
  • On 30 Sep 1890 Sampson and Diodama's daughter, Clara S. Davis married Charles F. Butterfield at Ashby, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Sampson Walker Davis died on 9 Aug 1896 at Ashby, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. He was 84 years, 10 months and 3 days old.
  • He was buried in Aug 1896 at Glenwood Cemetary, Ashby, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
  • On 24 Aug 1896 Diodama Samantha Bennett received a pension to surviving family member in Massachusetts based on Sampson's service; his wife, received certificate number 433988.
  • Diodama, his wife, outlived Sampson and died on 1 Nov 1905 at age 75.
  • Last Edited: 17 Apr 2016

Family: Diodama Samantha Bennett b. 16 Aug 1830, d. 1 Nov 1905

  • Lewis Gould Davis b. 30 Dec 1847, d. 17 Oct 1848
  • Moses Frank Davis b. 28 Mar 1851, d. 1912
  • Stephen W. Davis b. 29 Jan 1853, d. 26 Apr 1933
  • Henry H. Davis b. 1855
  • Willie H. Davis b. between 1855 - 1856
  • Martin L. Davis b. 19 Apr 1858, d. 12 Sep 1878
  • James Alfred Davis b. Apr 1860
  • Edward Sampson Davis b. 29 Dec 1861
  • Emma A. Davis b. 1864
  • Susan Clara Davis b. 3 Oct 1867, d. 1929
  • Fred Warren Davis b. 24 Oct 1869, d. 15 Apr 1931
  • Wilbur Clifford Davis b. 15 Oct 1872, d. 1949
  • Abbie M. Davis b. 6 Oct 1874, d. 28 Jan 1876

Walden William Davis

b. 26 July 1839, d. 11 December 1905
  • Father: Ebenezer Davis b. 18 Nov 1812, d. 5 May 1879
  • Mother: Sarah Hartman Todd b. 12 Apr 1815, d. 18 Mar 1898
  • Company: A
  • Walden William Davis was born on 26 Jul 1839 at South Danvers, Essex County, Massachusetts, son of Ebenezer Davis and Sarah Hartman Todd.
  • Walden William Davis was enumerated in the household of Ebenezer Davis and Sarah Hartman Todd in the 1850 US Federal Census on 23 Jul 1850 at Danvers, Essex County, Massachusetts, as:
    Eben Davis, 38, shoemaker, b. MA (as were all)
    Sarah H., 34
    **Wm. W., 11
    Henry G., 33, carpenter.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Walden gave his occupation as cabinet maker.
  • In 1861 Walden was living at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Walden mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 21 years, 11 months and 16 days old.
  • Walden William Davis and Henry Francis Whittemore, future father-in-law and son-in-law, when Walden later marries Henry's daughter Laura as his second wife, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.
  • On 1 Mar 1862 Walden ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to disability.

  • On 12 May 1863 Walden William Davis, 23, married Susan K. Chesmore, 20, daughter of Daniel Chesmore and Mehitable [--?--], at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Walden William Davis and Susan K. Chesmore were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 14 Jun 1870 at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Davis, Walden, 31, cabinet manufacture, b. MA
    ---, Susan, 27, b. MA
    (Living nextdoor to his parents.)
  • May L. Davis was an adopted child according to her marriage record.
  • Walden William Davis and Susan K. Chesmore were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 10 Jun 1880 at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Davis, Walden W., 40, works in comb shop, b. MA (as were his parents)
    ---, Susan R., 37, wife, b. MA
    ---, May L., 13, daur, b. MA
    ---, Henry R., 29, brother, works in piano shop, b. MA
    Wilson, Charles H., 22, boarder, works in comb shop, b. MA.
  • On 23 Nov 1887 Walden and Susan's daughter, May L. Davis married Herbert E. Bartlett at Nashua, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, in a first marriage for both.
  • On 18 Jan 1890 Susan K. Chesmore, his wife, died at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 46 of pneumonia.
  • In May 1890 his granddaughter, Marguerite L. Bartlett, daughter of Herbert E. Bartlett and May L. Davis, was born at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Walden William Davis was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company A.
  • Between 1892 - 1895 Walden was living at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, where he was employed variously by H. E. Bartlett (his son-in-law) and Rice & Holden.
  • On 8 Nov 1892 Walden William Davis, 53, married Laura Frances Whittemore, 34, daughter of Henry Francis Whittemore and Ruby Church, at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a second marriage for him and the first for her.
  • Walden W. Davis made application at Massachusetts for a veteran's pension on 7 Apr 1899, and received certificate number 995355.
  • He and Laura Frances Whittemore were enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 1 Jun 1900 at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, where they live in a rented home, and he is retired. They have no children, and she stitches shirts.
  • On 8 Feb 1902, at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Walden was given as a reference, among many others, by the Franklin Typewriting Machine company, as Walden W. Davis, Author.
  • He died on 11 Dec 1905 at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of heart disease. He was 66 years, 4 months and 15 days old.
  • An obituary for Walden William Davis was published on 11 Dec 1905 at "The Fitchburg Sentinel", Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as follows:
    William Walden Davis, aged 66 years, died at 3:30 a.m. today, at his home at 36 Main street. Heart failure was the cause of death. Mr. Davis had been in poor health for the past six years, but it was not until the past two weeks that it was considered serious. Mr. Davis was a veteran of the Civil War and saw three years' active service in the Union army. He was a native of Leominster and has always lived here, being quite well known among the older residents and having many friends. He is survived by a widow, a daughter, Mrs. Herbert E. ?? and a brother, Henry R. Davis, Boutelle street. The funeral will be from the house, Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock.
  • He was buried on 13 Dec 1905 at Evergreen Cemetery, Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, after a funeral at his home.
  • On 3 Jan 1906 Laura Frances Whittemore received a pension to surviving family member, in Massachusetts based on Walden's service; but no certificate number is recorded.
  • Laura, his wife, outlived Walden and died on 3 Feb 1909 at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 51.
  • Last Edited: 9 Apr 2016

Family 1: Susan K. Chesmore b. 29 Mar 1843, d. 18 Jan 1890

  • May L. Davis b. Jul 1866

Family 2: Laura Frances Whittemore b. 19 Jan 1858, d. 3 Feb 1909

William H. Davis

b. between 1836 and 1837
  • Company: 1_SS
  • William H. Davis was born between 1836 - 1837.
  • In 1862 William was living at Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.

  • On 29 Nov 1862 William H. Davis mustered into service with the 1st Company Massachusetts Sharpshooters according to the 1870 AG report, with no further information.
  • Last Edited: 3 Sep 2012

William M. Davis

b. 24 September 1838, d. 12 March 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
  • William M. Davis was born on 24 Sep 1838 at Newmarket, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, son of Stephen H. Davis and Clara Demeritt.
  • William M. Davis 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.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, William gave his occupation as shoemaker.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 William mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Leicester, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 22 years, 9 months and 18 days old.
  • George P. Davis and Alfred Warren Davis Sr., William M. Davis, and Freeman Davis and James Lafayette Davis, two brothers and their three uncles, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.
  • William M. Davis was declared missing in action on 21 Oct 1861 at The Battle of Ball's Bluff, Leesburg, Virginia, "He was taken prisoner at Ball's Bluff on October 21, 1861 and was held at Libby Prison, Richmond, VA. He was paroled in mid-late February 1862 and returned home to Leicester."
  • On 30 Oct 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, William M. 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, William M. Davis was listed with 195 other men among the prisoners taken at Ball's Bluff.
  • On 22 Feb 1862 at "The New York Times", New York City, New York, William M. 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 12 Mar 1862 at Leicester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, unmarried, of consumption contracted as a prisoner of war. He was 23 years, 5 months and 16 days old.
  • He was buried in Mar 1862 at Greenville Baptist Cemetery, Leicester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, noting that he was "Starved at Libby Prison."
  • Alfred, his brother, outlived William and died on 22 Sep 1862 at Hagerstown, Maryland, of wounds.
  • 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.
  • 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 26 Mar 1866 Clara Demeritt received a pension to surviving family member based on William's service; his mother, received certificate number 130899.
  • Clara, his mother, outlived George, Alfred and William and died on 7 Jun 1866 at Leicester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of consumption at age 67.
  • William M. Davis was included on the Civil War memorial at Leicester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Last Edited: 9 Apr 2016

George Warren Davison

b. 12 February 1838, d. 6 June 1904
  • Father: George Luther Davison b. 27 Nov 1811, d. 22 Nov 1887
  • Mother: Lydia Maria Crosby b. 17 Jan 1817, d. 26 Sep 1912
  • Company: H
  • George Warren Davison was also known as George Warren Davidson.
  • He was born on 12 Feb 1838 at Brooklyn, Windham County, Connecticut, son of George Luther Davison and Lydia Maria Crosby.
  • George Warren Davison was enumerated in the household of George Luther Davison and Lydia Maria Crosby in the 1850 US Federal Census on 9 Oct 1850 at Brooklyn, Windham County, Connecticut, as:
    George L. Davison, 38, silversmith, $1600 property, b. Brooklyn, CT
    Lydia, 33, b. Lisbon, CT
    **George W., 12, b. Brooklyn, CT
    Edward H., 9, b. Brooklyn, CT.
  • George Warren Davison was enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 8 Jun 1860 at Sutton P. O., Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    G. W. Davidson (sic), 21, machinist, b. MA
    in a boarding house.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, George gave his occupation as machinist.
  • In 1861 George was living at Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 27 Jun 1861 George Warren Davison, 23, married Abby Elizabeth Fletcher, 19, daughter of Ephrahim Spring Fletcher and Margaret Ann Chapin, at Northbridge (Whitinsville), Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 George mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as a Corporal, being credited to the quota of Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 23 years and 5 months old.
  • George Warren Davison and Samuel Judson Fletcher, brothers-in-law, served together in the 15th Massachusetts, along with George F. and James B. Fletcher, as well as Edward Chapin, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.
  • On 21 Oct 1861 George was wounded at The Battle of Ball's Bluff, Leesburg, Virginia.
  • On 30 Oct 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, George Warren Davison was included, with 304 other men, among "The Killed Wounded and Missing of the Fifteenth Regiment," after Ball's Bluff.
  • On 2 Nov 1861 at "Worcester Aegis & Transcript", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, George Warren Davison was mentioned among the casualties.
  • On 16 Jan 1862 George was promoted to Sergeant.
  • On 17 Sep 1862 his brother-in-law, James Brainerd Fletcher, died at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland, killed in action, unmarried at age 23.
  • On 11 Oct 1862 George ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to disability.

  • On 3 Jul 1863 his brother-in-law, George Fergo Fletcher, died at The Battle of Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania, at age 19.
  • On 15 Aug 1863 his wife's cousin, Edward Fletcher Chapin, died at Baltimore, Baltimore County, Maryland, of wounds at age 23.
  • George Warren Davison made application for a veteran's pension on 2 Oct 1863, and received certificate number 21712.
  • On 18 Mar 1866 his infant son, George Nelson Davidson, died at Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • George Warren Davison and Abby Elizabeth Fletcher were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 3 Aug 1870 at Centerdale P. O., North Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island, as:
    Davison, George W., 32, machinist, $400 real estate, $500 personal property, b. CT
    ---, Abby E., 28, b. MA
    ---, Hattie M., 1. b. RI.
  • George Warren Davison and Addie E. Fletcher were enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 6 Jun 1900 at Rochester, Monroe County, New York, where he works with machine tooling, and their three living children are still single at home.
  • George Warren Davison died on 6 Jun 1904. He was 66 years, 3 months and 25 days old.
  • He was buried in Jun 1904 at South Cemetery, Brooklyn, Windham County, Connecticut.
  • On 25 Jun 1904 Abby Elizabeth Fletcher received a pension to surviving family member in New York based on George's service; his wife, received certificate number 665771.
  • Abby Elizabeth Fletcher survived George and was buried in Sep 1914 in South Cemetery, at Brooklyn, Windham County, Connecticut.
  • Last Edited: 17 Apr 2016

Family: Abby Elizabeth Fletcher b. 25 Nov 1841, d. 14 Sep 1914

  • George Nelson Davidson b. 19 Feb 1866, d. 18 Mar 1866
  • Hattie M. Davison b. 28 Aug 1868
  • Edward F. Davison b. 4 Sep 1875
  • James Herbert Warren Davison b. 5 Oct 1878

Henry R. Dawson

b. November 1844, d. 1907
  • Father: David Dawson b. between 1825 - 1826
  • Mother: Alice Risden b. between 1824 - 1825
  • Company: D
  • Henry R. Dawson was born in Nov 1844 at England, son of David Dawson and Alice Risden.
  • In 1849 Henry R. Dawson emigrated with David Dawson and Alice Risden, his parents, from England.
  • Henry R. Dawson was enumerated in the household of David Dawson and Alice Risden in the 1860 US Federal Census on 19 Jun 1860 at Leicester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    David Dawson, 34, wool sorter, b. England
    Alice, 35, b. England
    **Henry, 17, b. England
    Mary J., 5, b. MA
    Geo. Hoyle, 25, spinner, b. England
    Ruth, 20, b. England.
  • In 1861 Henry was living at Leicester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Henry gave his occupation as wool sorter.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Henry mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Leicester, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 16 years and 8 months old.
  • He was declared missing in action on 21 Oct 1861 at The Battle of Ball's Bluff, Leesburg, Virginia.
  • On 30 Oct 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Henry R. Dawson 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, Henry R. Dawson 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, Henry R. Dawson was listed with 195 other men among the prisoners taken at Ball's Bluff.
  • In 1862, Henry was paroled from prison.
  • On 3 Jul 1863 Henry was wounded at The Battle of Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania.
  • On 22 Jul 1863 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Henry R. Dawson was reported as a casualty while serving with the 1st Rhode Island Artillery at Gettysburg.
  • On 8 Feb 1864, Henry was reenlisted for a bounty of $325.
  • On 6 May 1864 Henry was wounded at The Battle of the Wilderness, Spotsylvania County, Virginia.
  • On 1 Jun 1864 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Henry R. Dawson was mentioned in Volume 93 # 22, Worcester Spy, June 1, 1864
    We found men who were suffering terrible pain, and the boats were so crowded it was almost suffocating. Many have been neglected, as was readily seen by a glance at their wounds, and numbers tell woeful stories regarding the treatment received. Some had to be moved beds and all, as it was dangerous to transfer them to stretchers. We made it our particular aim to attend personally to the movement of some, and much to their gratification.
    The color bearer of the 15th Sergt. Lafayette Warden, Sergt Henry J. Ball, and private Henry R. Dawson of Co. D, 15th, all badly wounded, were attended by us. sergt. Henry Houghton of Co. D, from Worcester, was badly wounded in three places---right thigh broken, and had to be handled very carefully.
    We learn from the latter that Lieut. Hastings and 1st Sergt Barnard, were all right at last accounts, and spoken of in the highest terms. Sergt McFarland of Co. I was unhurt and called a perfect salamander against bullets.
  • On 27 Jul 1864 Henry ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by administrative transfer to the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry while absent wounded.

  • Starting 28 Jul 1864, Henry also served in the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company "E."
  • On 5 Feb 1865 Henry was wounded at Hatcher's Run, Virginia.
  • He ended his service by mustering out as a paroled Prisoner of War on 16 Jul 1865.
  • On 13 Sep 1865 Henry R. Dawson, 20, married Hannah Ainley, daughter of John Ainley and Mary [--?--], at Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Hannah Ainley, his wife, died apparently.
  • On 22 Jun 1867 Henry R. Dawson, 22, married Susan E. Flagg, 20, daughter of Jeremiah Flagg and Hannah Lawrence, at Salisbury, Essex County, Massachusetts, in a first (sic) marriage for both.
  • In 1880 Henry R. Dawson was included on the Civil War memorial at Monroe, Waldo County, Maine.
  • He and Susan E. Flagg were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 4 Jun 1880 at Monroe, Waldo County, Maine, as:
    Dawson, Henry R., 36, farmer, b. England
    ---, Susan E., 34, wife, b. ME (as were her parents.)
  • Henry R. Dawson was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Monroe, Waldo County, Maine, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company D, noting that he was wounded in the legs, hands and eyes, and that he spent seven months in prison.
  • He and Susan E. Flagg were enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 4 Jun 1900 at Monroe, Waldo County, Maine, as:
    Dawson, Henry R., head, b. Nov 1844, 55, married 32 years, b. England, immig. 1849, and was naturalized, farmer
    ---, Susan E., wife, b. Apr 1847, 53, her one child is deceased.
  • Henry R. Dawson died in 1907. He was 62 years old.
  • He was buried in 1907 at Mount Solitude Cemetery, Monroe, Waldo County, Maine.
  • In 1907 Susan E. Flagg received a pension to surviving family member in Maine based on Henry's service; his wife, received certificate number 638580.
  • Susan, his wife, outlived Henry and died in 1929.
  • Last Edited: 17 Apr 2016

Family 1: Hannah Ainley b. between 1846 - 1847

Family 2: Susan E. Flagg b. Apr 1847, d. 1929

Peter Dawson

b. between 1841 and 1842
  • Company: C
  • Peter Dawson was born between 1841 - 1842 at Ireland.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1863, Peter gave his occupation as seaman.
  • He lived in 1863.

  • On 27 Jul 1863 Peter mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Chatham, Barnstable County, Massachusetts.
  • On 6 May 1864 Peter was wounded at The Battle of the Wilderness, Spotsylvania County, Virginia.
  • On 18 May 1864 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Peter Dawson was noted among the wounded at the Battle of the Wilderness.
  • On 25 May 1864 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Peter Dawson was mentioned among the casualties.
  • On 28 Jun 1864 Peter ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by desertion, while on furlough, according to the MASSCW.

  • On 27 Jul 1864 Peter ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by administrative transfer to the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry while absent wounded, according to Ford's history. However, he does not appear on the rolls of the 20th.

  • Last Edited: 3 Sep 2012

Asa Francis Day

b. 8 October 1831, d. 11 December 1894
  • Father: Asa Day b. 20 Sep 1798, d. 17 Nov 1881
  • Mother: Delilah Green
  • Company: G
  • Asa Francis Day was born on 8 Oct 1831 at Dudley, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Asa Day and Delilah Green.
  • Asa Francis Day was enumerated in the household of Asa Day and Delilah Green in the 1850 US Federal Census on 23 Sep 1850 at Dudley, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Asa Day, 51, operative, b. CT
    Delila, 47, b. CT
    Harriet, 24, b. MA (as were all the children)
    **Francis, 19, (m), operative
    Henry C. 17, operative
    Sarah, 12
    Emily, 7.
  • On 13 Feb 1855 Asa Francis Day, 23, married Hannah Catherine Parsons, 19, daughter of John Parsons and Lucy Hathaway, at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 31 Mar 1855 Asa's sister-in-law, Sarah Jane Parsons, daughter of John Parsons and Lucy Hathaway,married Charles H. Johnson, daughter of John Parsons and Lucy Hathaway, at Upton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Asa Francis Day and Hannah Catherine Parsons were enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 10 Jul 1860 at Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Asa F. Day, 28, b. MA
    Hannah C., 24, b. MA
    Margaret Hammond, 34, b. Ireland.
  • On 10 Nov 1860 Hannah Catherine Parsons, his wife, died at Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 25 of consumption.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Asa gave his occupation as farmer.
  • Asa Francis Day and Charles H. Johnson, brothers-in-law, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Asa mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 29 years, 9 months and 4 days old.
  • On 24 May 1862 Asa 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 3 Mar 1863, and received certificate number 12898.
  • In 1864 Asa Francis Day was a peddler.
  • On 24 Sep 1864 Asa Francis Day, 32, married Celia A. Powers, daughter of Isaac Powers, at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a second marriage for both.
  • Asa Francis Day and Celia A. Powers were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 29 Jun 1870 at Norwalk, Fairfield County, Connecticut, as:
    Day, Asa F., 38, farm laborer, b. MA
    ---, Celia, 38, b. VT
    Pierce, Adella M., 14, b. MA
    ---, Lizzie, 8, b. CT.
  • On 20 Jun 1885, at National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, Togus, Kennebec County, Maine, Asa was admitted.
  • He was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, Togus, Kennebec County, Maine, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company G.
  • On 9 Jul 1891 Asa Francis Day, 59, married Esther N. Lovejoy, daughter of Collins Lovejoy and Thankful Nichols, at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, in a second marriage for him and the first for her.
  • On 24 Oct 1893, at National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, Togus, Kennebec County, Maine, Asa was discharged at his own request.
  • He died on 11 Dec 1894 at Augusta, Kennebec County, Maine. He was 63 years, 2 months and 3 days old.
  • He was buried in Dec 1894 at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Augusta, Kennebec County, Maine.
  • On 29 Dec 1894 Esther N. Day applied for a pension to surviving family member, Maine, based on Asa's service; his wife with application number 606738, but no certificate is recorded.
  • On 4 Jul 1907 Asa Francis Day 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: 8 Jul 2013

Family 1: Hannah Catherine Parsons b. 10 Jul 1835, d. 10 Nov 1860

Family 2: Celia A. Powers b. between 1829 - 1830

Family 3: Esther N. Lovejoy b. between 1840 - 1841

Edward Lewis Day

b. 4 July 1819, d. 21 September 1862
  • Father: Elijah Day
  • Mother: Eliza Strong
  • Company: I
  • Edward Lewis Day was born on 4 Jul 1819 at Hadley, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, son of Elijah Day and Eliza Strong.
  • On 13 Sep 1846 Edward Lewis Day, 27, married Ruth Alvira Demaranville, 19, daughter of Phineas Demaranville and Almira Kennedy, at New Lebanon, Columbia County, New York.
  • Edward Lewis Day and Ruth Alvira Demaranville were enumerated in the 1850 US Federal census on 9 Sep 1850 at Savoy, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, where he is a carpenter, with their son, Warren.
  • Edward Lewis Day and Ruth Alvira Demaranville were enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 2 Jul 1860 at Windsor, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, as:
    Edw. L. Day, 42, farmer, $379 personal estate, b. NY
    Ruth A., 34, b. MA
    Warren E., 12, b. MA.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Edward gave his occupation as farmer.
  • In 1861 Edward was living at Windsor, Berkshire County, Massachusetts.

  • On 16 Oct 1861 Edward mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Windsor, Berkshire County, Massachusetts. He was 42 years, 3 months and 12 days old.
  • On 17 Sep 1862 Edward was wounded at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland, on the leg.
  • He died on 21 Sep 1862 at Antietam, Washington County, Maryland, of wounds. He was 43 years, 2 months and 17 days old.
  • In Jan 1863 Ruth Alvira Day received a pension to surviving family member based on Edward's service; his wife, received certificate number 2915.
  • On 23 Aug 1865 Edward's widow, Ruth Alvira Demaranville remarried to Erasmus Darwin Converse at Windsor, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, in a second marriage for both.
  • On 19 Sep 1891 Edward and Erasmus's widow, Ruth Alvira Demaranville remarried to George Erving Aldrich at Upton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a second marriage for him and the third for her.
  • On 17 Sep 1900 Edward L. Day 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.)
  • Ruth, his wife, outlived Edward and died on 20 Jan 1903 at Pittsfield, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, at age 76.
  • Last Edited: 18 Aug 2016

Family: Ruth Alvira Demaranville b. 11 Dec 1826, d. 20 Jan 1903

  • Warren Edward Day b. 27 Feb 1848, d. 1935

Horace Day

b. 19 May 1825, d. 6 July 1903
  • Company: G
  • Horace Day was born on 19 May 1825 at Killingly, Windham County, Connecticut.
  • On 7 Jan 1844 Horace Day, 18, married Miranda Bates, daughter of Elhanan Winchester Bates and Mary Polly Douglas, at Thompson, Windham County, Connecticut.
  • Horace Day and Miranda Bates were enumerated in the 1850 US Federal census on 24 Aug 1850 at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Horace Day, 25, trees boots, b. CT
    Miranda, 22, b. MA
    Harriet Ann, 3, b. CT.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Horace gave his occupation as shoemaker.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Horace mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 36 years, 1 month and 23 days old.
  • On 21 Oct 1861 Horace was wounded at The Battle of Ball's Bluff, Leesburg, Virginia.
  • On 30 Oct 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Horace Day was included, with 304 other men, among "The Killed Wounded and Missing of the Fifteenth Regiment," after Ball's Bluff.
  • On 2 Nov 1861 at "Worcester Aegis & Transcript", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Horace Day was mentioned among the casualties.
  • On 25 Apr 1862 Horace ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by discharge, for reasons not given.

  • On 14 Feb 1863 Horace and Miranda's daughter, Harriet Ann Day married Charles E. Damon at Connecticut.
  • Horace Day made application for a veteran's pension on 28 Jul 1868, received certificate number 10005.
  • On 15 Aug 1869 his teenage son, James Horace Day, died at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 14 of typhoid.
  • On 2 Dec 1871 Horace and Miranda's daughter, Jane Abby Day married Charles E. Tripp at Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • On 13 Jan 1873 his married daughter, Jane Abby Day, died at Warren, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 20 of an enlarged heart.
  • Horace Day and Miranda Bates were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 8 Jun 1880 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Day, Horace, 56, boot crimper, was unemployed 3 months in the last 12, b. CT (as were his parents)
    ---, Miranda, 57, wife, b. MA (as were the sons)
    ---, John E., 22, son, boot crimper, was unemployed 2 months in the last 12, b MA
    ---, Willie A. 19, son, clerk in grocery store
    ---, Frank, E., 16, son, works in laundry
    ---, George H., 13, son, in school.
  • On 3 Mar 1885 Miranda Bates, his wife, died at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Horace Day was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.
  • He died on 6 Jul 1903 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 78 years, 1 month and 17 days old.
  • An obituary for Horace Day was published as follows: from the "Worcester Daily Spy," 7 July 1903:
    Horace Day died yesterday at his home... aged 79 years, 1 month and 17 days. He was born in Killingly, Ct., and was a widower. His occupation was a gardener. The funeral will be private.
  • He was buried in Jul 1903 at Hope Cemetery, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Sec. 3.
  • On 19 Oct 1903 at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Horace Day was noted as deceased in the previous year in a newspaper article about the 38th regimental reunion. From the Fitchburg Sentinel, 19 Oct 1903:
    Reunion of the 15th Regiment
    Wednesday will mark the gathering at Worcester of the survivors of that grand old fighting regiment, the 15th Massachusetts, who will meet in reunion in Worcester, to commemorate the 42d anniversary of the battle of Ball's Bluff, their first baptism of blood, shot, and shell.
    For 37 years the regimental association has had its annual reunion in Worcester on the date commemorating the fight at Ball's Bluff. All the original field officers have joined the great bivouac on the other side except Gen. John W. Kimball of Fitchburg, who went out as the first major and won a glorious record for bravery and ability.
    The reunion Wednesday will include the business meeting at the board of trade rooms, Worcester, at 10.30 o'clock, followed by the annual dinner at Grand Army hall at 12 o'clock, which is furnished by the Women's relief corps. A rousing reunion is expected.
    Death has depleted the ranks of many prominent members since the last reunion, including three former captains, Capt. C. H. Eager; Capt. J. M. Studley, Capt. J. Evarts Green; William J. Woodbury, who constructed the granite shaft of the Antietam monument, Wilder S. Holbrook and Joseph Pecot.
  • Last Edited: 17 Apr 2016

Family: Miranda Bates b. 1827, d. 3 Mar 1885

  • Harriet Ann Day b. May 1847, d. 20 Nov 1925
  • Jane Abby Day b. 22 Dec 1852, d. 13 Jan 1873
  • James Horace Day b. 9 Mar 1855, d. 15 Aug 1869
  • John E. Day b. 8 May 1858
  • William Edford Day b. 6 Jul 1860
  • Frank Edgar Day b. 10 Mar 1864, d. 20 Jul 1892
  • George Henry Day b. 11 Feb 1867

James Henry Day

b. 11 June 1840, d. 1876
  • Father: Lewis Kent Day b. 12 Dec 1811, d. 1 Apr 1901
  • Mother: Celinda Brown Reynolds b. 21 Nov 1815, d. 1 Feb 1910
  • Company: K
  • James Henry Day was born on 11 Jun 1840 at Bristol, Bristol County, Rhode Island, son of Lewis Kent Day and Celinda Brown Reynolds.
  • James Henry Day was enumerated in the household of Lewis Kent Day and Celinda Brown Reynolds in the 1860 US Federal Census on 4 Jun 1860 at Gorham, Cumberland County, Maine, as:
    Lewis K. Day, 48, farmer, b. NY
    Celinda B., 44, b. RI
    **James H., 19, farmer, b. RI
    Albert F., 16, farmer, b. RI
    George L., 12, b. ME
    William E., 10, b. ME
    Horace F., 7, b. ME
    Edward M., 2, b. ME.
  • In 1861 James was living at Smithfield, Providence County, Rhode Island.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, James gave his occupation as machinist.

  • On 1 Jul 1861 James mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as a Corporal, being credited to the quota of Smithfield, Providence County, Rhode Island. He was 21 years and 20 days old.
  • On 14 May 1862, at "The New York Times", New York City, New York, James was mentioned as being among the wounded who had been moved north from Baltimore. His home of record is given as Saccarapa, Cumberland Co., ME.
  • On 8 Sep 1862 James ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts for reasons not specified in the 1870 roster.

  • James Henry Day married Sarah Steere Mitchell, daughter of Wilder Mitchell and Frances Louanne Aldrich.
  • James Henry Day made application for a veteran's pension on 12 Aug 1876, but no certificate is recorded.
  • He died in 1876 approximately. He was 35 years old.
  • On 27 Feb 1879 James's widow, Sarah Steere Mitchell remarried to Peleg Aldrich Fletcher at Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island.
  • James Henry Day's surviving family was enumerated in the household of Wilder Mitchell and Frances Louanne Aldrich in the 1880 US Federal Census on 9 Jun 1880 at Burrillville, Providence County, Rhode Island, as:
    Mitchell, Wilder, 60, teamster, b. RI
    ---, Frances L., 51, wife, b. MA
    **Day, George H., 13, grandson, b. RI (fath b. ME; mor b. RI)
    **Fletcher, Sarah, 34, dau, married, works in woolen mill, b. RI.
  • Sarah Steere Fletcher was enumerated as the widow of James Henry Day, of the 15th Massachusetts, in the 1890 Veterans' Schedules of the US Federal Census in Jun 1890 at Gloucester, Providence County, Rhode Island, as the former widow of James H. Day, who served as a Corporal in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.
  • He's surviving family was enumerated in the household of George H. Day in the 1900 US Federal Census on 9 Jun 1900 at Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island, as:
    Day, George H., head, b. June 1867, b. RI (of MA parents)
    ---, Verona C., wife, b. 1869
    ---, Gladys, dau b. Feb
    Fletcher Sarah A., mother, b. Oct 1846, 53, widow, two of four children still living, b. RI of (RI parents), nurse.
  • On 6 May 1902 Sarah Steere Fletcher received a pension to surviving family member in Rhode Island based on James's service; application number 762315, his remarried and rewidowed wife, but no certificate was noted in the index.
  • Sarah, his widow, outlived James and died on 26 Dec 1908 at Limerock, Providence County, Rhode Island, at age 62.
  • Last Edited: 28 Feb 2012

Family: Sarah Steere Mitchell b. Oct 1846, d. 26 Dec 1908

  • George H. Day b. 15 Jun 1867