Ferdinand Dexter

b. 28 November 1826, d. 21 October 1861
  • Father: Esick Dexter b. 28 Nov 1796
  • Mother: Sophia Whitney b. 20 Jan 1795, d. 1866
  • Company: F
  • Ferdinand Dexter was born on 28 Nov 1826 at Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Esick Dexter and Sophia Whitney.
  • On 3 Jul 1848 Ferdinand Dexter, 21, married Rosetta T. Kendall at Palmer, Hampden County, Massachusetts.
  • Ferdinand Dexter and Rosetta T. Kendall were enumerated in the 1850 US Federal census on 14 Sep 1850 at Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Ferdinand DEXTER, 24, m, painter, b. MA (as were all in household)
    Rosetta, 21, f,
    Albert, 2, m,
    Martha KENDALL, 26, f,
    Julius ALDEN, 20, m,painter
    Addison ALDEN, 14 (?), m, painter.
  • On 11 Apr 1858 Rosetta T. Kendall, his wife, died at Fond Du Lac, Fond Du Lac County, Wisconsin.
  • Ferdinand Dexter was not enumerated in the household of James H. Carpenter and Martha C. [--?--] in the 1860 US Federal Census on 4 Jun 1860 at Madison, Dane County, Wisconsin, with his sons, as:
    James H Carpenter, 36, lawyer, b. CT
    Martha C., 35, b. MA
    Alb F Dexter, 11, b. Wis (sic)
    Lucerna H Dexter, 9, b. Wis (sic)
    Sarah Lewis , 19, servant, b. Norway.
  • In 1861 Ferdinand was living at Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts, according to the official record.
  • An affidavit in his pension file states that his home was Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, and that he had gone for a visit in Massachusetts when he signed up with the 15th Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Ferdinand gave his occupation as painter.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Ferdinand mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as a Sergeant. He was 34 years, 7 months and 14 days old.
  • He died on 21 Oct 1861 at The Battle of Ball's Bluff, Leesburg, Virginia. He was 34 years, 10 months and 23 days old.
  • On 30 Oct 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Ferdinand Dexter was included, with 304 other men, among "The Killed Wounded and Missing of the Fifteenth Regiment," after Ball's Bluff.
  • On 15 Feb 1864 J. H. Carpenter made application for a pension as guardian to Ferdinand Dexter's surviving dependants, and received certificate number 28073. (Relationship, if any, unknown.)
  • In 1898 the G.A.R. Post in Brookfield, Massachusetts, was named for him.
  • Last Edited: 14 Oct 2012

Family: Rosetta T. Kendall b. between 1828 - 1829, d. 11 Apr 1858

  • Albert F. Dexter b. 15 Aug 1848
  • Luzerne H. Dexter b. 9 Sep 1850
  • Jenness Kendall Dexter b. 5 Aug 1852

Trustam Duval Dexter

b. 7 July 1834, d. 4 May 1904
  • Father: Amasa Dexter b. 3 Dec 1808, d. 25 Oct 1883
  • Mother: Roanna Allen b. 1812, d. Jan 1866
  • Company: C
  • Trustam Duval Dexter was born on 7 Jul 1834 at Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts, son of Amasa Dexter and Roanna Allen.
  • About 1845 Trustam was living at Wendell, Franklin County, Massachusetts.
  • He was enumerated in the household of Amasa Dexter and Roanna Allen in the 1860 US Federal Census on 14 Jun 1860 at Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts, as:
    Amasa Dexter, 51, farmer, b. MA
    Roana, 47, b. ME
    **Trustum D., 25, carpenter, b. MA (as were all the children)
    Elihu O. C., 19, farmer
    Hephsibah, 15
    Hoyt, 12
    Ann, 9.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Trustam gave his occupation as carpenter.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Trustam mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 27 years and 5 days old.
  • On 17 Sep 1862 Trustam was wounded at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland, in the arm.
  • On 8 Nov 1862 Trustam Duval Dexter, 28, married Mary Susan Calligan, 22, daughter of James Calligan and Sarah Ann Mabury, at Athol, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • On 1 Jan 1863, Trustam was promoted to Corporal, but gave up the warrant, according to Ford's history.
  • On 28 Jul 1864 Trustam ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts having fulfilled his term of service.

  • In Jan 1866 his mother, Roanna Allen, died.
  • Trustam Duval Dexter and Mary Susan Calligan were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 24 Jun 1870 at Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Dexter, Trustin D., 33, carpenter, b. MA
    ---, Mary S., 28, b. MA.
  • Trustam Duval Dexter and Mary Susan Calligan were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 7 Jun 1880 at Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Dexter, Trustum D., 45, carpenter, b. MA
    ---, Mary S., 39, wife, b. MA.
  • On 25 Oct 1883 his father, Amasa Dexter, died at Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts, at age 74.
  • Trustam Duval Dexter made application at Massachusetts for a veteran's pension on 22 Apr 1890, received certificate number 753094.
  • He was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Co. C, where he received a bullet wound in the left arm.
  • On 12 Jul 1894 Mary Susan Calligan, his wife, died at Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 53.
  • In 1896, Trustam was included in "The History of Clinton, Massachusetts."
  • He was enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 5 Jun 1900 at Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as a widower and carpenter, living alone.
  • He died on 4 May 1904 at Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of a broken neck due to a fall from staging, 35 feet. He was 69 years, 9 months and 27 days old.
  • He was buried on 7 May 1904 at Woodlawn Cemetery, Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Last Edited: 9 Aug 2012

Family: Mary Susan Calligan b. 9 Sep 1840, d. 12 Jul 1894

John H. Diamond

b. between 1837 and 1838
  • Company: C
  • John H. Diamond was born between 1837 - 1838 at Buffalo, Erie County, New York.
  • In 1863 John was living at Baltimore, Baltimore County, Maryland.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1863, John gave his occupation as seaman / sailor.

  • On 30 Jul 1863 John mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Falmouth, Barnstable County, Massachusetts.
  • On 15 Aug 1863, John was promoted to Corporal.
  • On 7 Nov 1863 John ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by desertion from hospital, according to the MASSCW.

  • On 28 Jul 1864 John ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by administrative transfer to Company E of the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, but he does not appear on the rolls of the 20th.

  • Last Edited: 3 Sep 2012

Daniel Harrison Dickinson

b. 23 May 1838, d. 10 April 1924
  • Father: Willard Dickinson b. 26 Sep 1786, d. 26 Dec 1851
  • Mother: Lois Willard b. 1798, d. 11 Aug 1875
  • Company: A
  • Daniel Harrison Dickinson was born on 23 May 1838 at Harvard (Town), Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Willard Dickinson and Lois Willard.
  • Daniel Harrison Dickinson was enumerated in the household of Willard Dickinson and Lois Willard in the 1850 US Federal Census on 3 Aug 1850 at Harvard, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Willard Dickenson, 63, farmer, b. MA (as were all the family)
    Lois, 62
    Samuel, 26
    Relief P., 23
    Lois E., 21
    **John W., 14
    **Daniel H., 12
    James G., 9.
  • On 26 Dec 1851 his father, Willard Dickinson, died at Harvard, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of typhoid at age 65.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Daniel gave his occupation as farmer.
  • In 1861 Daniel was living at Harvard (Town), Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Daniel Harrison Dickinson and John Willard Dickinson, brothers, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Daniel mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Harvard (Town), Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 23 years, 1 month and 19 days old.
  • On 23 Dec 1862 Daniel ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to disability.

  • Between 1865 - 1866 Daniel Harrison Dickinson married Cordelia Elizabeth Parker.
  • Daniel Harrison Dickinson and Cordelia Elizabeth Parker were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census in 1870 at Winchester, Cheshire County, New Hampshire, as:
    Daniel Dickinson, 35, b. MA, works in woolen mill
    Cordelia Dickinson, 28, b. NH
    Lois E Dickinson, 3, b. NH
    Anna M Dickinson, 2, b. NH.
  • Daniel Harrison Dickinson and Cordelia Elizabeth Parker were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 4 Jun 1880 at Keene, Cheshire County, New Hampshire, where he works in a laundry, their two daughters live with them, and they have two boarders.
  • Daniel Harrison Dickinson made application for a veteran's pension on 30 Jun 1880, and received certificate number 375184.
  • On 28 Jun 1882 his brother, John Willard Dickinson, died at Harvard, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 46.
  • On 20 Oct 1883 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Daniel Harrison Dickinson attended the 17th annual reunion of the 15th regiment association, with some 110 other veterans of the regiment. (Report from the Fitchburg Sentinel.)
  • He was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Keene, Cheshire County, New Hampshire, as having been a member of the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.
  • On 2 Apr 1891 Daniel and Cordelia's daughter, Anna M. Dickinson married William H. Hill at Keene, Cheshire County, New Hampshire.
  • Daniel and Cordelia's daughter, Lois E. Dickinson married Fred H. Porter.
  • Daniel Harrison Dickinson and Cordelia Elizabeth Parker were enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 5 Jun 1900 at Harvard, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Daniel Dickinson, 62
    Cordelia E Dickinson, 56
    Samuel W Dickinson, 76
    Albert A Dyar, 71, boarder
    Helen Munson, 30
    Elsie V Munson, 3
    Dan N Morrison, 25
    Micheal Madden, 23.
  • On 21 Oct 1903 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Daniel H. Dickinson attended the 37th annual regimental reunion with some eighty other veterans.
  • In 1906 Daniel was living at Harvard (Town), Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 20 Oct 1906 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Daniel Harrison Dickinson 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.)
  • In 1907 Daniel Harrison Dickinson was a member of the George S. Boutwell post 48, G. A. R.
  • On 21 Oct 1907 at Grand Army Hall, Worcester, Massachusetts, Daniel Harrison Dickinson attended the 41st annual regimental reunion and banquet on the 46th anniversary of the Battle of Ball's Bluff, as reported in the Fitchburg Sentinel the following day.
  • He and Cordelia Elizabeth Parker were enumerated in the 1910 US Federal Census on 6 Jun 1910 at Harvard, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Daniel H Dechinsory, 72
    Cordelia E Dechinsory, 66
    Lois E Porter, 43, daughter
    Gladys I Porter, 8, grand-daughter.
  • On 27 Oct 1910 at The State Mutual Building, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, D. H. Dickinson attended the 44th reunion of the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.
  • On 10 Apr 1918 Cordelia Elizabeth Parker, his wife, died at Ayer, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, at age 74.
  • 15 Jun 1923 the Fitchburg Sentinel reports that "Daniel H. Dickinson who is ill at his home with broncho-pneumonia is gaining."
  • 22 Sep 1923 the Fitchburg Sentinel reports that "Daniel H. Dickinson is confined by illness to his home on Washington Street."
  • 5 Oct 1923 the Fitchburg Sentinel reports that "Daniel H. Dickinson is able to be out again after being confined to his home by illness."
  • Daniel Harrison Dickinson died on 10 Apr 1924 at Ayer, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. He was 85 years, 10 months and 18 days old.
  • He was buried in Apr 1924 at Bellevue Cemetery, Harvard, Worcester County, Massachusetts, with his wife.
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  • Last Edited: 14 Aug 2016

Family: Cordelia Elizabeth Parker b. Sep 1843, d. 10 Apr 1918

  • Lois E. Dickinson b. 1867, d. 1962
  • Anna M. Dickinson b. 1868

Francis Howard Dickinson

b. 3 May 1836, d. 21 October 1861
  • Father: Eli Dickinson b. 11 Mar 1803, d. 5 Sep 1851
  • Mother: Roxanna Thayer b. between 1802 - 1803
  • Company: F
  • Francis Howard Dickinson was born on 3 May 1836 at Belchertown, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, son of Eli Dickinson and Roxanna Thayer.
  • In 1861 Francis was living at Amherst, Hampshire County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Francis gave his occupation as blacksmith.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Francis mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry. He was 25 years, 2 months and 9 days old.
  • He died on 21 Oct 1861 at The Battle of Ball's Bluff, Leesburg, Virginia, killed in action. The History of Amherst, Massachusetts, adds that he had both legs shot away. He was 25 years, 5 months and 18 days old.
  • On 30 Oct 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Francis Howard Dickinson 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, Francis Howard Dickinson was mentioned among the casualties.
  • In 1896, Francis was included in the History of Amherst, Massachusetts.
  • Last Edited: 14 Oct 2012

John Willard Dickinson

b. 23 December 1835, d. 28 June 1882
  • Father: Willard Dickinson b. 26 Sep 1786, d. 26 Dec 1851
  • Mother: Lois Willard b. 1798, d. 11 Aug 1875
  • Company: A
  • John Willard Dickinson was born on 23 Dec 1835 at Harvard (Town), Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Willard Dickinson and Lois Willard.
  • John Willard Dickinson was enumerated in the household of Willard Dickinson and Lois Willard in the 1850 US Federal Census on 3 Aug 1850 at Harvard, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Willard Dickenson, 63, farmer, b. MA (as were all the family)
    Lois, 62
    Samuel, 26
    Relief P., 23
    Lois E., 21
    **John W., 14
    **Daniel H., 12
    James G., 9.
  • On 26 Dec 1851 his father, Willard Dickinson, died at Harvard, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of typhoid at age 65.
  • John Willard Dickinson and Daniel Harrison Dickinson, brothers, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.
  • In 1861 John was living at Harvard (Town), Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, John gave his occupation as farmer.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 John mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Harvard (Town), Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 25 years, 6 months and 19 days old.
  • On 14 Feb 1863 John ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to disability.

  • On 27 Feb 1867 John Willard Dickinson, 31, married Harriet Arvilla Parker, 24, daughter of Carlton Parker and Mary Ann Read, at Swanzey, Cheshire County, New Hampshire, in a first marriage for both.
  • John Willard Dickinson and Harriet Arvilla Parker were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census in Jun 1880 at Harvard (Town), Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    John W. Dickinson, 44, farmer
    Harriett A. Dickinson, 38
    S. Carlton Dickinson, 12
    John W. Dickinson, Jr., 7
    D. Harrison Dickinson, 1.
  • John Willard Dickinson died on 28 Jun 1882 at Harvard, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 46 years, 6 months and 5 days old.
  • He was buried in Jun 1882 at Harvard Center Cemetery, Harvard, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • An obituary for John Willard Dickinson was published on 12 Jul 1882 at "The Fitchburg Sentinel", Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as follows:
    Harvard - Capt. John W. Dickinson died at his home in Shaboken in this town on the morning of Wednesday, June 28, of myletia, after a painful illness of ten weeks. His age was 46.
    He was the eighth child of the late Willard and Lois (Willard) Dickinson, and brother to Samuel, Daniel and Granville Dickinson. A little previous to his death he had purchased and commenced modernizing the place where he died adjoining the old homestead.
    Previous to the breaking out of the rebellion he engaged in various business transactions but at the first call for troops hastened to join the 15th Massachusetts Regt., and was present with them in 22 battles, receiving injuries from which he never recovered. For bravery in discharge of duty he received the brevet of captain.
    After returning from war we find him a station agent at Oakdale. At this time he became acquainted with and afterward married Miss Hattie A. Parker of Swanzey, N. H., by whom he leaves a family of four young boys.
    After marriage he resided at Ayer, laboring as a mechanic; afterward at Fitchburg as foreman on the farm of the late Lyman Nichols; then after a few years in New Hampshire, he returned, as it would seem, to be comforted in the last period of life by the associations he had loved so well in youth, and in his last distressing sickness by the sympathy and tender care of devoted friends. And at last to be laid with those he had loved in the familiar ground of the old church-yard.
    Those who knew him best loved him most and will never forget his deep attachment for family and friends. Pity for the helpless or oppressed and a desire to contribute to the happiness of others were marked characteristics.
  • His estate was probated on 2 Aug 1882 according to the Fitchburg Sentinel.
  • On 12 May 1884 Harriet Arvilla Parker received a pension to surviving family member in Massachusetts based on John's service; received certificate number 266304.
  • Harriet Arvilla Dickinson was enumerated as the widow of John Willard Dickinson, of the 15th Massachusetts, in the 1890 Veterans' Schedules of the US Federal Census in Jun 1890 at Harvard, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • He's surviving family was enumerated in the household of Harriet Arvilla Parker in the 1900 US Federal Census on 6 Jun 1900 at Harvard (Town), Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Dickinson, Harriet A., b. Apr 1842, widow, four of five children living, b. NH (of NH parents)
    ---, D. Harry, son, b. Octr 1878, single, b. NH
    ---, George G., son, b. Jan 1882, single, b. MA
    ---, S Carl, son b. Dec 1867, single, b. MA
    (Pole), Frank, boarder, b. 1873, b. Poland.
  • On 14 Oct 1908 John and Harriet's son, Daniel Harrison Dickinson married Grace Ely Clay at Los Angeles County, California.
  • Harriet, his wife, outlived John and died on 8 Feb 1929 at age 86.
  • Last Edited: 14 Aug 2016

Family: Harriet Arvilla Parker b. 3 Apr 1842, d. 8 Feb 1929

  • Samuel Carlton Clay b. 29 Dec 1867
  • John Willard Dickinson b. 22 Sep 1872, d. 6 Jul 1938
  • Daniel Harrison Dickinson b. Oct 1878
  • George G. Dickinson b. Jan 1882

Joseph S. Dickson

b. between 1829 and 1830, d. 13 October 1880
  • Company: C
  • Joseph S. Dickson was also known as Joseph S. Dixon in the 1855 MA Census and the widow's pension application; and burial.
  • He was born between 1829 - 1830 at Ireland.
  • Joseph S. Dickson married Margaret [--?--].
  • Joseph S. Dickson and Margaret [--?--] appeared on the census of 1855 at Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in the State Census as:
    Joseph DIXON-28, laborer
    Margaret-30.
  • Joseph S. Dickson and Margaret [--?--] were enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 24 Jul 1860 at Harvard P. O., Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Joseph Dixon, 35, laborer, b. Ireland
    Mary, 34, weaver, b. Ireland.
  • In 1861 Joseph was living at Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Joseph gave his occupation as farmer.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Joseph mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 16 Sep 1862 Joseph was wounded at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland, in the knee.
  • On 17 Dec 1862 Joseph ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to disability for wounds received in action.

  • He and Margaret [--?--] were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 25 Jun 1870 at Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Dickson, Joseph, 40, works on farm, $800 real estate value, b. Ireland
    ---, Margaret, 45, keeping house, b. Scotland.
  • Joseph S. Dickson and Margaret [--?--] were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census in Jun 1880 at Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, where he works as a Farm Laborer. It appears that the lady making pension application was right. No children are enumerated in the household.
  • Joseph S. Dickson died on 13 Oct 1880 at Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in an accident.
  • He was buried in Oct 1880 at Woodlawn Cemetery, Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • In 1880 at Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, there was an administration of his estate.
  • On 8 Feb 1881 Margaret Dixon received a pension to surviving family member based on Joseph's service; with application number 280491. She claims that "Joseph DICKSON" of Company C of the 15th is an alias for her husband Joseph DIXON. No certificate number is given.
  • Margaret, his wife, outlived Joseph and died on 20 Mar 1884 at Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of blood poisoning.
  • In 1896, Joseph was included in "The History of Clinton, Massachusetts" as Joseph S. DICKSON.
  • Last Edited: 9 Apr 2016

Family: Margaret [--?--] b. between 1829 - 1830, d. 20 Mar 1884

Henry Dike

b. 4 March 1838, d. 18 June 1908
  • Father: Alfred Dike b. 9 Mar 1805, d. 12 Sep 1872
  • Mother: Sarah Loud Jones b. 7 Aug 1808, d. 28 Feb 1866
  • Company: 1_SS
  • Henry Dike was born on 4 Mar 1838 at Stoneham, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, son of Alfred Dike and Sarah Loud Jones.
  • At the time of his enlistment, Henry gave his occupation as Clerk.
  • In 1861 Henry was living at Stoneham, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
  • Henry also served in the 6th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, Company L.

  • On 2 Sep 1861 Henry Dike mustered into service with the 1st Company Massachusetts Sharpshooters. He was 23 years, 5 months and 29 days old.
  • On 8 Dec 1862 Henry ended military service with the 1st Massachusetts Sharpshooters by discharge for wounds.

  • On 2 Apr 1863 Henry Dike, 25, married Martha Foster Holden, 20, daughter of Amasa Holden and Celia Foster, at Billerica, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Martha Foster Holden, his wife, died apparently.
  • On 23 Feb 1870 Henry Dike, 31, married Ellen M. Howard, 31, daughter of John Howard and Clarissa Howard, at Reading, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, in a second marriage for him and the first for her.
  • On 5 Oct 1873 Ellen M. Howard, his wife, died at Woburn, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, at age 35 and it was registered in Stoneham.
  • On 22 Nov 1875 Henry Dike, 37, married Adeline T. Jones, daughter of Franklin Jones and Lucy A. Hosman, at Woburn, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, in a third marriage for him and the first for her.
  • Henry Dike and Adeline T. Jones were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 4 Jun 1880 at Rockland, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, as:
    Dyke, Henry, 42, works in shoe factory, b. MA
    ---, Adeline, 37, wife, b. MA
    ---, Sarah A., 9, b. MA
    ---, Lucy, 3, daur, b. ME.
  • Henry Dike made application for a veteran's pension on 24 Jul 1885, and received certificate number 331609.
  • On 15 Mar 1894 Henry and Ellen's daughter, S. Nettie Dike married George Longmore at Stoneham, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • On 16 Jun 1896 Henry and Adeline's daughter, Lucy M. Dike married Walter E. Stevens at Stoneham, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Henry Dike (Soldier) died on 18 Jun 1908 at Stoneham, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, of pneumonia. He was 70 years, 3 months and 14 days old.
  • He was buried on 21 Jun 1908 at Lindenwood Cemetery, Stoneham, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, Lot: 225-226, Grave: 16.
  • On 21 Jul 1908 Adeline T. Jones received a pension to surviving family member in Massachusetts based on Henry's service; his wife received certificate number 666242.
  • Adeline, his wife, outlived Henry and died on 21 Jun 1909 at McCreight Sanitarium, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, of myocarditis.
  • Last Edited: 25 Apr 2016

Family 1: Martha Foster Holden b. 12 May 1842

Family 2: Ellen M. Howard b. 21 Sep 1838, d. 5 Oct 1873

  • Sarah A. Dike b. 13 Dec 1870
  • Male Dike b. 6 Nov 1872

Family 3: Adeline T. Jones b. 1843, d. 21 Jun 1909

  • Lucy M. Dike b. between 1876 - 1877
  • George H. Dike b. 22 Nov 1883, d. 27 Apr 1926

John Harlow Divoll

b. 1 August 1829, d. 29 May 1883
  • Father: John Devoll b. 2 Sep 1793, d. 19 Jul 1878
  • Mother: Dianna Tripp b. 20 Dec 1792, d. 20 Dec 1833
  • Company: D
  • John Harlow Divoll was born on 1 Aug 1829 at Little Compton, Newport County, Rhode Island, son of John Devoll and Dianna Tripp.
  • On 20 Dec 1833 his mother, Dianna Tripp, died at Tiverton, Newport County, Rhode Island, at age 41.
  • In 1836 John's widowed father, John Devoll, remarried to Lydia Woodworth.
  • On 28 Jan 1842 his step-mother, Lydia Woodworth, died at Little Compton, Newport County, Rhode Island, at age 38.
  • In 1843 John's widowed father, John Devoll, remarried to Mary Ann Davenport.
  • On 21 Oct 1848 John Harlow Divoll, 19, married Margaret R. Gleason at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • John Harlow Divoll and Margaret R. Gleason were enumerated in the 1850 US Federal census on 11 Oct 1850 at Holden, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    John H. Divoll, 21, laborer, b. RI
    Margaret, 22, b. MA
    Charles, 23, factory, b. RI.
  • John Harlow Divoll and Margaret R. Gleason were enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 2 Aug 1860 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    John H. Divol, 32, soap maker, b. RI
    Margaret, 32, b. MA
    Ellen, 9, b. MA
    Emma, 5, b. MA
    John F., 2, b. MA.
  • In 1861 John was living at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, John gave his occupation as soap maker.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 John mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 31 years, 11 months and 11 days 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, John Harlow Divoll 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, John Harlow Divoll 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, John H. Divoll was listed with 195 other men among the prisoners taken at Ball's Bluff.
  • In May 1862, John was paroled from prison.
  • On 2 Jun 1862 at "The Worcester Daily Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, John Harlow Divoll was mentioned among the returned prisoners.
  • On 21 Sep 1862 John ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts for disability from injuries received at Ball's Bluff.

  • On 15 Feb 1869 John and Margaret's daughter, Ellen M. Divoll married Edward P. Taft at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • John Harlow Divoll and Margaret R. Gleason were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 5 Aug 1870 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, with their two sons, where he is a gas fitter.
  • On 7 Dec 1877 John and Margaret's daughter, Emma J. Divoll married George C. Rice at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • John Harlow Divoll was enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 2 Jun 1880 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as married, age 50, b. RI, who works in Steam & Gass Fitting, enumerated alone as a "boarder"
    in the household of
    William OCONNOR.
  • He died on 29 May 1883. He was 53 years, 9 months and 28 days old.
  • He was buried in May 1883 at Hope Cemetery, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Plot 745-15-F.
  • In Jun 1883 Margaret R. Gleason received a pension to surviving family member based on John's service; received certificate number 208226.
  • Margaret R. Divoll was enumerated as the widow of John Harlow Divoll, of the 15th Massachusetts, in the 1890 Veterans' Schedules of the US Federal Census in Jun 1890 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Margaret, his wife, outlived John and died on 21 Oct 1904 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Last Edited: 17 Apr 2016

Family: Margaret R. Gleason b. between 1827 - 1828, d. 21 Oct 1904

  • Ellen M. Divoll b. 1851
  • Emma J. Divoll b. 6 Feb 1855
  • John F. Divoll b. 16 Jan 1858
  • Charles O. Divoll b. 6 Jan 1861

John C. Dixon

b. 24 January 1833, d. 13 August 1904
  • Father: John G. Dixon
  • Mother: Jerusha Hunt
  • Company: G
  • John C. Dixon was born on 24 Jan 1833 at Heath, Franklin County, Massachusetts, son of John G. Dixon and Jerusha Hunt.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, John gave his occupation as farmer.
  • In 1862 John was living at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 1 Aug 1862 John mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Dudley, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 29 years, 6 months and 8 days old.
  • On 26 Dec 1863, John was reenlisted, having received a bounty of $430.
  • On 22 Jun 1864 John was taken prisoner at Petersburg, Virginia.
  • On 27 Jul 1864 John ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by administrative transfer to the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as Prisoner of War.

  • Starting 28 Jul 1864, John also served in the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company "E."
  • On 24 Aug 1864 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, John C. Dixon was reported among the prisoners, for a total of four commissioned officers and seventy-seven enlisted men.
  • On 29 Apr 1865, John was released from prison.
  • He ended his service by mustering out on 27 Jul 1865.
  • On 25 Oct 1865 John C. Dixon, 32, married Mary Marshall, daughter of J. Marshall and Ellen Johnson, at Dudley, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • John C. Dixon made application at Massachusetts for a veteran's pension on 28 Jul 1890, and received certificate number 612928.
  • He was enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 1 Jun 1900 at Blackstone, Worcester County, Massachusetts, probably as:

    Read, Ellen, head, b. June 1858, widow w/four living children
    **Dixon, John, Boarder, b. Feb 1838, widower, b. MA (as were his parents), farm labor.
  • He died on 13 Aug 1904 at National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, Chelsea, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, unmarried (sic), of heart disease. He was 71 years, 6 months and 20 days old.
  • He was buried in Aug 1904 at Forest Dale Cemetery, Malden, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
  • John C. Dixon was was one of many soldiers who resided at one time or another at Soldiers' Home, Crest Avenue, Chelsea, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.
  • In 1909 John C. Dixon was included on the Civil War memorial at Dudley, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Last Edited: 25 Sep 2016

Family: Mary Marshall b. between 1843 - 1844

Elbridge Doane

b. 2 February 1840, d. 13 March 1925
  • Father: Cheney Doane b. 15 Apr 1802, d. 2 Apr 1866
  • Mother: Lorinda Green b. 7 May 1812, d. 9 Jun 1890
  • Company: F
  • Elbridge Doane was born on 2 Feb 1840 at Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Cheney Doane and Lorinda Green.
  • Elbridge Doane was enumerated in the household of Cheney Doane and Lorinda Green in the 1850 US Federal Census on 11 Sep 1850 at Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts, where Cheney is a shoemaker.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Elbridge gave his occupation as farmer.
  • In 1861 Elbridge was living at Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Elbridge mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry. He was 21 years, 5 months and 10 days old.
  • Elbridge Doane and Lyman Doane, first cousins, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry in Co. F. They were grandsons of Nathan and Betsey (Smalley) Doane. Nathan Doane had served as a soldier in the War of 1812. Lyman and Elbridge were 8th generation descendants of Deacon John Doane who settled 1630 in the Plymouth Colony.
  • Sylvanus H. Doane and Lyman Doane, Elbridge Doane, 4th cousins, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry; they were 8th generation descendants of Deacon John Doane who settled 1630 in the Plymouth Colony.
  • 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, Elbridge Doane 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, Elbridge Doane was listed with 195 other men among the prisoners taken at Ball's Bluff.
  • Lorenzo F. Doane, his brother, served in the 24th Massachusetts Infantry.
  • On 3 Jul 1863 Elbridge was wounded at The Battle of Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania.
  • On 22 Jul 1863 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Elbridge Doane was reported as wounded at Gettysburg.
  • On 28 Jul 1864 Elbridge ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts having fulfilled his term of service.

  • He made application for a veteran's pension on 15 May 1865, and received certificate number 47510.
  • On 2 Apr 1866 his father, Cheney Doane, died at Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 63.
  • Elbridge Doane was enumerated in the household of Lorinda Green in the 1870 US Federal Census on 16 Aug 1870 at East Brookfield P. O., Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Doane, Lorinda, 60, keeping house, $900 personal estate, b. MA
    **---, Elbridge, 30, farm laborer, b. MA.
  • Elbridge Doane was enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census in 1880 at Sturbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, where he is enumerated as a single man, a Servant, doing Farm Work, in the household of Fidelia Hammant, 76, b. Sturbridge.
  • On 19 Feb 1889 at Kingsbury County, South Dakota, Elbridge received 160 acres in a deed (or patents) issued by the United States.
  • In 1890 at Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Elbridge Doane was (or had been) a member of the Ferdinand Dexter G. A. R., Post 38, and a copy of his "personal war sketch" is now located in the Merrick Public Library.
  • Click icon to read his G. A. R. personal sketch.
  • He was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Esmond, Kingsbury County, South Dakota, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, noting that he received a gunshot wound in the left arm.
  • Elbridge Doane married Julia Barber.
  • On 27 Jan 1894 at Kingsbury County, South Dakota, Elbridge received 160 acres in a deed (or patents) issued by the United States.
  • He and Julia Barber were divorced.
  • On 5 Mar 1900 Elbridge's former wife, Julia Barber remarried Edward James Tremain at Howell County, Missouri, in a third marriage for her and the second for him.
  • On 16 Mar 1900, at National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers Elbridge was admitted. Over the next twenty-five years he was an inmate at verious times of the Home System in Hot Springs, So. Dakota, Dayton, Ohio, Marion Indiana, Hamption, VA, and Levenworth, Kansas.
  • About 1902 Elbridge was living at Burnham, Howell County, Missouri.
  • On 26 Jul 1903 his brother, Lorenzo F. Doane, died at St. Louis, St. Louis County, Missouri, at age 60.
  • Elbridge Doane was enumerated in the 1910 US Federal Census on 18 May 1910 at National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, Jefferson, Montgomery County, Ohio, as: Doan, Elbridge, 70, widower (sic), b. MA (as were his parents.)
  • On 18 Sep 1917 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Elbridge Doane attended a reunion of Company F. From The Worcester Evening Post, September 18, 1917 (Volume XXXV # 143)
    FIFTEEN MEMBERS ATTEND REUNION
    F. Co., 15th Mass. Volunteer Infantry
    F Company, Fifteenth Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry had its 50th annual reunion yesterday in the Warren Hotel. Dinner was served at noon, followed by speaking. James L. Callahan of Marlboro, president of the organization, called the meeting to order, afterward resigning the chair to Col. Henry E. Smith, who was elected permanet president. George W. Ward, secretary and treasurer, was also given a permanent tenure of office. The assosiation voted to dispense with its board of directors, leaving all of the responsibilities to the president and secretary.
    Each of the 15 members present and guests contributed to the program of after dinner remarks. other speakers gave anecdotes of the Battle of Antietam, September 17, 1862.
    These members were present, James L. Callahan of Marlboro, Everett A. Hibbard of Berlin, Benjamin Stevens of North Brookfield, Porter Walbridge of Wales, David Reekie of Boylston Center, Henry H. Slate, of Charlton Depot, Elbridge Doane of Joplin Mo., Col. Henry Smith, Sumner H. Bannister, A. F. Earle and George W. Ward, all of Worcester.
  • He died on 13 Mar 1925 at Joplin, Jasper County, Missouri. He was 85 years, 1 month and 11 days old.
  • He was buried in Mar 1925 at Evergreen Cemetery, East Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts, according to the Missouri death reccord.
  • Julia, his his former wife, outlived Elbridge and died on 29 Sep 1929 at Joplin, Jasper County, Missouri.
  • Last Edited: 19 Feb 2016

Family: Julia Barber b. 1855, d. 29 Sep 1929

  • Alma Doane b. 28 Feb 1892

Lyman Doane

b. 31 January 1835, d. 24 January 1917
  • Father: Joseph Doane b. 31 Mar 1791, d. 9 Dec 1846
  • Mother: Achsa Stevens b. 26 Jan 1792, d. 26 Jul 1877
  • Company: F
  • Lyman Doane was born on 31 Jan 1835 at Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Joseph Doane and Achsa Stevens.
  • On 9 Dec 1846 his father, Joseph Doane, died at Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 55.
  • In 1861 Lyman was living at East Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Lyman gave his occupation as clerk.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Lyman mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry. He was 26 years, 5 months and 12 days old.
  • Lyman Doane and Elbridge Doane, first cousins, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry in Co. F. They were grandsons of Nathan and Betsey (Smalley) Doane. Nathan Doane had served as a soldier in the War of 1812. Lyman and Elbridge were 8th generation descendants of Deacon John Doane who settled 1630 in the Plymouth Colony.
  • Lyman Doane and Sylvanus H. Doane, and Elbridge Doane, 4th cousins, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry; they were 8th generation descendants of Deacon John Doane who settled 1630 in the Plymouth Colony.
  • On 21 Oct 1861 Lyman was wounded at The Battle of Ball's Bluff, Leesburg, Virginia.
  • On 30 Oct 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Lyman Doane 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, Lyman Doane was mentioned among the casualties.
  • On 17 Jan 1863 Lyman was promoted to 2nd Lieutenant.
  • On 23 Jul 1863 Lyman ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by resignation.

  • On 24 Dec 1863 Lyman Doane, 28, married Emma A. Dudley, daughter of George P. Dudley and Elizabeth [--?--], at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Lyman Doane made application for a veteran's pension on 6 Jul 1866, and received certificate number 105673.
  • He and Emma A. Dudley were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census in Jun 1880 at North Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Doane, Lyman, 45, works in shoe factory, b. MA (parents b. ME)
    ---, Emma A., wife, b. MD (parents b. MA)
    Kendall, Jane M., 25, servant, b. NY (parents b. New Brunswick)
    (no children enumerated.)
  • In 1886 Lyman was living at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.
  • In Jun 1886 Lyman Doane 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 Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company F.
  • He died on 24 Jan 1917 at Chelsea, Suffolk County, Massachusetts. He was 81 years, 11 months and 24 days old.
  • He was buried in Jan 1917 at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
  • In 1917 Emma A. Dudley received a pension to surviving family member in Massachusetts based on Lyman's service; received certificate number 854507.
  • Last Edited: 31 Mar 2016

Family: Emma A. Dudley b. 1843

Sylvanus H. Doane

b. 6 May 1840, d. 24 December 1862
  • Father: Isaac Doane b. 29 Jun 1798, d. 27 Dec 1877
  • Mother: Mary Stone b. 29 Mar 1809, d. 7 Apr 1890
  • Company: B
  • Sylvanus H. Doane was born on 6 May 1840 at Dana, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Isaac Doane and Mary Stone.
  • Sylvanus H. Doane was enumerated in the household of Isaac Doane and Mary Stone in the 1850 US Federal Census on 2 Sep 1850 at Dana, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Isaac Doane, 51, farmer, b. ME (as were all)
    Mary, 41
    Charles N., 20, farmer
    Sylvanus H., 10
    Alfred W., 5
    Jane Forbes, 82
    Edmund Tilton, 54, blacksmith, b. NH.
  • Sylvanus H. Doane was enumerated in the household of Isaac Doane and Mary Stone in the 1860 US Federal Census on 27 Jun 1860 at Dana, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Isaac Doane, 62, farmer, b. MA (as were all)
    Mary, 51
    Sylvanus H., 20, farmer
    Alfred W., 15, farmer.
  • Sylvanus H. Doane and Lyman Doane, and Elbridge Doane, 4th cousins, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry; they were 8th generation descendants of Deacon John Doane who settled 1630 in the Plymouth Colony.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1862, Sylvanus gave his occupation as mechanic.
  • In 1862 Sylvanus was living at Dana, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 13 Jul 1862 Sylvanus mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Dana, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 22 years, 2 months and 7 days old.
  • He died on 24 Dec 1862 at Falmouth, Stafford County, Virginia, of disease. He was 22 years, 7 months and 18 days old.
  • He was buried in 1863 at Quabbin Park Cemetery, Ware, Hampshire County, Massachusetts.
  • On 5 Jan 1863 Sylvanus was mentioned in an article in the Boston Herald, recounting events as of 29 Dec 1862, Pg. 1, Col. 7.:
    DEATH IN CAMP OF 15TH MASS. Private Sylvanus H. Doane, (of Dana, Mass.) of Co. B, 15th regiment, was buried yesterday in camp. The funeral escort was Co. A, and the mourners were Co. B. The officers of the regiment attended the funeral. Rev. Edwin B. Palmer (of Brunswick), Chaplain of the 19th Maine, conducted the funeral exercises. There was the music of the fife and drum, and the firing of three vollies of musketry over the grave of the dead hero. This is the first death of the 15th since the 15th left Bolivar.
  • Last Edited: 5 Jun 2017

Caesar H. Dobbyn

b. between 1835 and 1836
  • Company: 1_SS
  • Caesar H. Dobbyn was born between 1835 - 1836 at Ireland.
  • He was included in the city directory at Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, as a grocer in 1859.
  • He was enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 3 Jul 1860 at Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, as:
    C. H. Dobbins, 24, grocer, b. Ireland
    Marg't., 25, b. Ireland
    John, 3, b. MA
    Anna, 9/12, b. MA
    Wm. Ireland, 58, cigar maker, b. England.
  • In 1862 Caesar was living at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment, Caesar gave his occupation as Grocer.

  • On 29 Oct 1862 Caesar H. Dobbyn mustered into service with the 1st Company Massachusetts Sharpshooters.
  • On 14 Jun 1863 Caesar ended military service with the 1st Massachusetts Sharpshooters by desertion, according to the 1870 AG report.

  • Last Edited: 3 Sep 2012

Thomas F. Dockham

b. 23 March 1841, d. 11 October 1925
  • Father: Morse Brown Dockham b. 1811, d. 6 Jun 1898
  • Mother: Matilda Ann Saltmarsh b. between 1817 - 1818
  • Company: E
  • Thomas F. Dockham was born on 23 Mar 1841 at Gilford, Belknap County, New Hampshire, son of Morse Brown Dockham and Matilda Ann Saltmarsh.
  • Thomas F. Dockham was enumerated in the household of Morse Brown Dockham and Matilda Ann Saltmarsh in the 1850 US Federal Census in 1850 at Gilford, Belknap County, New Hampshire, as:
    Morse B. Dockham, 39, farmer, $900 personal value, b. NH (as were all in family)
    Matilda A., 32,
    John N., 12,
    **Thomas F., 7,
    Daniel F., 5
    Catharine Saltmarsh, 74.
  • Thomas F. Dockham was enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 28 Jun 1860 at Laconia, Belknap County, New Hampshire, enumerated in the household of Hannah FERRAR, 60 b. NH,
    Thomas F. Dockham, 20, day laborer, b. NH.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Thomas gave his occupation as farmer.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Thomas mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Charlton, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 20 years, 3 months and 19 days old.
  • On 21 Oct 1861 Thomas was taken prisoner at The Battle of Ball's Bluff, Leesburg, Virginia.
  • On 30 Oct 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Thomas F. Dockham 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, Thomas F. Dockham was listed with 195 other men among the prisoners taken at Ball's Bluff.
  • Thomas was paroled from prison.
  • On 19 Apr 1862 Thomas F. Dockham, 21, married Josephine S. Powers, daughter of Mercanah Powers and Sophia Bond, at Charlton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • On 20 Dec 1862 Thomas ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to disability.

  • He and Josephine S. Powers were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 5 Jul 1870 at Charlton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Dockham, Thomas F., 29, farmer, b. NH
    ---, Josephine, 23, b. MA
    ---, Cora L., 7, b. MA
    ---, Wm. H., 5, b. MA
    ---, Charles W. (Thomas' brother), 20, works in Box Shop, b. NH.
  • In 1879 Thomas was living at Charlton P. O., Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 28 Jun 1879 at Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Thomas F. Dockham attended the 12th annual reunion of Company E, 15th Massachusetts Infantry.
  • He and Josephine S. Powers were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 5 Jun 1880 at Charlton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Thomas F. Dockham, 39
    Josephine Dockham, 33
    William H. Dockham, 12
    Albion Dockham, 2
    Charles Dockham, (his brother) 31.
  • Thomas F. Dockham made application at New Hampshire for a veteran's pension on 9 Sep 1889, and received certificate number 956733.
  • He and Josephine S. Powers were divorced on 4 Oct 1889 at Stockbridge, New Hampshire.
  • On 15 Nov 1890 Thomas F. Dockham, 49, married Anna C. Cole, 45, daughter of Samuel Whitney, at Sugar Hill, Lisbon, Grafton County, New Hampshire, in a second marriage for both.
  • Thomas F. Dockham and Anna C. Whitney were enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 16 Jun 1900 at St. Johnsbury, Caledonia County, Vermont, as:
    Dockham Thomas F. head, b. Mch 1841, married 10 years, b. NH (of NH parents), Supt. of poor farm
    ---, Anna C., wife, b. Oct 1845, three of four children living, b. ME
    Cole, Archibald B., step-son, b. June 1877 in NH
    and eleven "inmates."
  • Thomas F. Dockham was enumerated in the 1910 US Federal Census on 22 Apr 1910 at St. Johnsbury, Caledonia County, Vermont, alone as:
    Dockham Thomas F. head, 69, married for a second time twenty years, b. NH, care taker at a private residence
    (his wife is not enumerated with him.)
  • On 27 Oct 1910 at The State Mutual Building, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Thomas F. Dockham attended the 44th reunion of the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.
  • He was enumerated in the 1920 US Federal Census on 4 Apr 1920 at Gilford, Belknap County, New Hampshire, where he lives alone as a widower.
  • On 18 Nov 1921 Thomas F. Dockham, 80, married Caroline "Carrie" Jackson, 72, daughter of Leonard Jackson, at Laconia, Belknap County, New Hampshire, in a third marriage for both. She was the widow Felker.
  • Thomas F. Dockham died on 11 Oct 1925 at Laconia, Belknap County, New Hampshire. He was 84 years, 6 months and 18 days old.
  • He was buried in Oct 1925 at Bayside Cemetery, Laconia, Belknap County, New Hampshire.
  • In 1926 a military headstone was ordered for his grave.
  • Caroline outlived Thomas and died on 7 May 1940 at Concord, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, at age 90.
  • Last Edited: 23 Sep 2016

Family 1: Josephine S. Powers b. 1847, d. 19 Oct 1895

  • Cora L. Dockham b. 1863, d. 12 May 1872
  • William H. Dockham b. 15 Jun 1865, d. 17 Apr 1888
  • Charles F. Dockham b. May 1869, d. 16 Oct 1869
  • Mary Belle Dockham b. 12 Jul 1870
  • Lewis Irvin Dockham b. Apr 1873, d. 2 Aug 1873
  • Albion Morse Dockham b. 8 Nov 1877

Family 2: Anna C. Whitney b. Oct 1845

Family 3: Caroline "Carrie" Jackson b. 17 May 1849, d. 7 May 1940