Jacob Dockwiller

b. between 1841 and 1842
  • Company: C
  • Jacob Dockwiller was born between 1841 - 1842 at France.
  • In 1863 Jacob was living at Brooklyn, Kings County, New York.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1863, Jacob gave his occupation as sailor.
  • Before 1863 Ford's history notes that he had been a soldier in the Confederate Army.

  • On 24 Jul 1863 Jacob mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Taunton, Bristol County, Massachusetts.
  • Between Nov 1863 - Dec 1863 Jacob ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by transfer to Company B of the 30th Wisconsin Infantry.

  • Starting 7 Jan 1864, Jacob also served in the in the 30th Wisconsin Infantry from which he deserted.
  • Last Edited: 3 Sep 2012

Cyrus J. Dodd

b. 1839, d. 27 July 1871
  • Father: Alonzo Dodd b. 1811, d. 12 Jun 1885
  • Mother: Elizabeth Dorman b. 14 Mar 1812, d. 29 Jun 1890
  • Company: E
  • Cyrus J. Dodd was born about in 1839 at Paxton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Alonzo Dodd and Elizabeth Dorman.
  • Cyrus J. Dodd was enumerated in the household of Alonzo Dodd and Elizabeth Dorman in the 1860 US Federal Census on 28 Jul 1860 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Alonzo Dodd, 48, saloon, b. MA (as were all in the household)
    Elizabeth, 47
    **Cyrus J., 21, machinist
    Wm., 18, clerk
    Fanny E. Farnum, 23, dress maker.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Cyrus gave his occupation as mechanic.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Cyrus mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 22 years old.
  • On 13 Jul 1861 Cyrus J. Dodd married Mary E. Reynolds, daughter of John Reynolds and Mary [--?--], at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • On 17 Sep 1862 Cyrus was wounded at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland.
  • On 28 Jul 1864 Cyrus ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, having fulfilled his term of service.

  • Starting 3 Sep 1864, Cyrus also served in the 2nd Massachusetts Heavy Artillery, Co. C.
  • He ended his service on 26 Jun 1865 at New Berne, North Carolina.
  • Mary E. Reynolds, his wife, died apparantly.
  • On 20 Dec 1869 Cyrus J. Dodd married Jennie Eliza Miller, daughter of John Miller and Phebe [--?--], at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, in a second marriage for him and the first for her.
  • In 1871 Cyrus J. Dodd was a horse car driver.
  • He died on 27 Jul 1871 at City Hospital, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, of dysentery. He was 32 years old.
  • He was buried in Jul 1871 at Hope Cemetery, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Section 41, Lot 38.
  • On 6 Jul 1872 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Cyrus J. Dodd was reported as deceased at the fifth annual Company E reunion.
  • On 28 Nov 1881 Elizabeth Dorman received a pension to surviving family member based on Cyrus's service; his mother, received certificate number 257620.
  • On 10 Feb 1889 Cyrus's widow, Jennie Eliza Dodd remarried to William Henry Keeden at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for him and the second for her.
  • Elizabeth, his mother, outlived Cyrus and died on 29 Jun 1890 at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, at age 78.
  • On 19 Aug 1890 Jennie Eliza Miller received a pension to surviving family member based on Cyrus's service; his wife, received certificate number 283905.
  • Last Edited: 9 Nov 2016

Family 1: Mary E. Reynolds b. 1844

Family 2: Jennie Eliza Miller b. 1848, d. 10 Aug 1945

Horatio C. Dodge

b. 13 January 1846, d. 12 January 1882
  • Father: Moses C. Dodge b. 30 Oct 1819, d. 9 Apr 1902
  • Mother: Lydia Sabin b. 25 Apr 1826, d. 17 Feb 1846
  • Company: E
  • Horatio C. Dodge was also known as Henry H. Dodge in some census and vital records documents.
  • He was born on 13 Jan 1846 at Southbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Moses C. Dodge and Lydia Sabin.
  • On 17 Feb 1846 his mother, Lydia Sabin, died at Southbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 19.
  • Horatio C. Dodge was enumerated in the household of William Dodge and Olive Simpson in the 1850 US Federal Census on 12 Aug 1850 at Auburn, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    William Dodge, 49, farmer, b. CT
    Olive, 45, b. CT
    Eledisia Simpson, 58, b. CT (unmarried sister of Olive)
    **Horatio C. Dodge, 4, b. MA.
  • Note: William and Olive (Simpson) Dodge appear to be relatives.
  • Horatio's widowed father, Moses C. Dodge, remarried to Sabrina Welch.
  • Horatio C. Dodge was enumerated in the household of William Dodge and Olive Simpson in the 1860 US Federal Census on 3 Aug 1860 at Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    William Dodge, 60, farmer, b. CT
    Olive, 55, b. VT
    Elidisen Simpson, 60 (f.), b. MA
    **Horatio C. Dodge, 14, b. MA.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Horatio gave his occupation as farmer.

  • On 11 Mar 1862 Horatio mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 16 years, 1 month and 26 days old.
  • He was declared missing in action on 30 Jun 1862 at Nelson's Farm, Virginia.
  • On 11 Apr 1863 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Horatio C. Dodge was included in the published list of Oxford volunteers.
  • On 10 Aug 1863 Horatio ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts at Fort Hamilton, New York Harbor, New York, by desertion, according to the MASSCW.

  • On 27 Jul 1864, Horatio was transferred to the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, according to the 1870 Adjutant General's roster.
  • On 25 Aug 1866 Henry H. Dodge, 20, married Sarah L. Martin, 19, daughter of Luther P. Martin and Angelina Bates, at Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • In 1870 Horatio C. Dodge and Sarah L. Martin were apparently separated, as she is enumerated with her parents in Worcester in that year.
  • On 25 Sep 1877 Sarah L. Martin, his wife, died at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 30.
  • In 1879 Horatio was living in "County House", according to a report in the Webster Times .
  • On 5 Jul 1879 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Horatio C. Dodge was mentioned in the report on the 12th annual reunion of Company E, 15th Massachusetts Infantry.
  • He died on 12 Jan 1882 at Lowell, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. He was 35 years, 11 months and 30 days old.
  • He was buried in Jan 1882 at South Cemetery, Church St., Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, with the inscription "Co. E. 15th Reg. Mass Vols. Erected by Post 27. G.A.R. Age 36 years."
  • Last Edited: 9 Apr 2016

Family: Sarah L. Martin b. 9 Aug 1847, d. 25 Sep 1877

Moses G. Dodge

b. 23 August 1816, d. 7 November 1871
  • Father: Dimon Dodge b. 10 Nov 1778, d. 19 Jan 1840
  • Mother: Anna Wilson b. 27 Jan 1791, d. 29 Aug 1862
  • Company: 1_SS
  • Moses G. Dodge was born on 23 Aug 1816 at Francestown, Hampton County, New Hampshire, son of Dimon Dodge and Anna Wilson.
  • On 16 Mar 1837 Moses G. Dodge, 20, married Elizabeth Bryant, 21, daughter of Elias Parkman Bryant and Elizabeth Ingols, at Francestown, Hampton County, New Hampshire.
  • Moses G. Dodge and Elizabeth Bryant were enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 2 Aug 1860 at Stoneham, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, as:
    Moses G. Dodge, 44, cordwainer, b. NH
    Elizabeth, 45, b. MA
    **Samuel I., 22, cordwainer, b. NH
    Nellie M., 18, seamstress, b. MA (Samuel's wife)
    **Orin A., 17, cordwainer, b. MA
    Adella E., 15, b. MA
    Edgar A., 11, b. MA
    Ada E., 6, b. MA
    Herbert E., 4, b. MA.
  • At the time of his enlistment, Moses gave his occupation as Carpenter.
  • Starting 10 Jul 1861, Moses also served in the 13th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, Company G.
  • He ended his service with the 13th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, Company G by transfer on 30 Sep 1861.

  • On 30 Sep 1861 Moses G. Dodge mustered into service with the 1st Company Massachusetts Sharpshooters. He was 45 years, 1 month and 7 days old.
  • Moses G. Dodge and Orin Augustine Dodge, and Samuel I. Dodge, a father and his two sons, served together in the 1st Company, Andrew Sharpshooters.
  • On 16 Dec 1861 Moses ended military service with the 1st Massachusetts Sharpshooters by discharge for disability.

  • On 20 Oct 1862 his son, Samuel I. Dodge, died at Stoneham, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, at age 24 of typhoid.
  • Starting 19 Nov 1863, Moses also served in the 3rd Heavy Artillery Regiment Massachusetts, Company E.
  • He ended his service with the 3rd Heavy Artillery Regiment Massachusetts, Company E by mustering out on 18 Sep 1865 at Washington, DC.
  • He and Elizabeth Bryant were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 7 Jul 1870 at Stoneham, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, as:
    Dodge, Moses G., 53, shoe factory, b. NH
    ---, Elizabeth, 54, b. MA (as were the children)
    **---, Orin A., 29, shoe factory
    ---, Adella E., 25, school teacher
    ---, Albert E., 22, currier,
    ---, Ada E., 16
    ---, Herbert E., 14, apprentice currier.
  • On 26 Sep 1871 Moses and Elizabeth's daughter, Ellen Ada Dodge married James J. Reynolds at Stoneham, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Moses G. Dodge died on 7 Nov 1871 at Stoneham, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. He was 55 years, 2 months and 15 days old.
  • He was buried in Nov 1871 at Lindenwood Cemetery, Stoneham, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
  • On 16 Oct 1879 Elizabeth Bryant received a pension to surviving family member based on Moses's service; for his service in the 3rd Heavy Infantry; his wife, received certificate number 192765.
  • Elizabeth Bryant was enumerated as the widow of Moses G. Dodge, in the 1890 Veterans' Schedules of the US Federal Census in Jun 1890 at Stoneham, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
  • Last Edited: 25 Apr 2016

Family: Elizabeth Bryant b. 31 Jan 1816, d. 2 Aug 1891

  • Samuel I. Dodge+ b. 28 Feb 1838, d. 20 Oct 1862
  • Orin Augustine Dodge+ b. 25 Jul 1841, d. 17 Feb 1914
  • Orlando B. Dodge b. 23 Apr 1843, d. 17 Jul 1846
  • Adella Elizabeth Dodge b. 17 Oct 1844, d. 16 Sep 1910
  • Elias Parkman Dodge b. 15 Jul 1846
  • Albert Edger Dodge b. 6 Aug 1848, d. 2 Jan 1907
  • Clarence Dodge b. 24 Nov 1850, d. 20 Sep 1851
  • Elias Parkman Dodge b. 22 Mar 1851, d. 23 Aug 1851
  • Ellen Ada Dodge b. 14 Oct 1853
  • Ernest Herbert Dodge b. 14 Oct 1855, d. 15 Jan 1917
  • Willie B. Dodge b. 14 Feb 1858, d. 6 Dec 1858

Orin Augustine Dodge

b. 25 July 1841, d. 17 February 1914

Orin A. Dodge
  • Father: Moses G. Dodge b. 23 Aug 1816, d. 7 Nov 1871
  • Mother: Elizabeth Bryant b. 31 Jan 1816, d. 2 Aug 1891
  • Company: 1_SS
  • Orin Augustine Dodge was born on 25 Jul 1841 at Stoneham, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, son of Moses G. Dodge and Elizabeth Bryant.
  • Orin Augustine Dodge was enumerated in the household of Moses G. Dodge and Elizabeth Bryant in the 1860 US Federal Census on 2 Aug 1860 at Stoneham, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, as:
    Moses G. Dodge, 44, cordwainer, b. NH
    Elizabeth, 45, b. MA
    **Samuel I., 22, cordwainer, b. NH
    Nellie M., 18, seamstress, b. MA (Samuel's wife)
    **Orin A., 17, cordwainer, b. MA
    Adella E., 15, b. MA
    Edgar A., 11, b. MA
    Ada E., 6, b. MA
    Herbert E., 4, b. MA.
  • In 1861 Orin was living at Stoneham, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment, Orin gave his occupation as Shoemaker.

  • On 2 Sep 1861 Orin A. Dodge mustered into service with the 1st Company Massachusetts Sharpshooters. He was 20 years, 1 month and 8 days old.
  • Orin Augustine Dodge and Moses G. Dodge, and Samuel I. Dodge, a father and his two sons, served together in the 1st Company, Andrew Sharpshooters.
  • On 20 Oct 1862 his brother, Samuel I. Dodge, died at Stoneham, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, of typhoid at age 24.
  • On 17 Nov 1863 Orin ended military service with the 1st Massachusetts Sharpshooters by discharge for disability.

  • Starting 25 Jul 1864, Orin also served in the 13th Infantry Regiment U.S. Veteran Reserve Corps, Company A.
  • On 27 Jul 1864 Orin Augustine Dodge, 23, married Adelaide Mandana Smith, 19, daughter of Daniel Green Sturtevant and Laura G. Young, at South Reading, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for him and the second for her. (Note: she was the widow of one William B. Smith who died 1862 serving with a Massachusetts Artillery unit.)
  • Orin Augustine Dodge and Daniel Green Sturtevant, father-in-law and son-in-law, both veterans of the 1st Massachusetts Sharpshooters, served together in the 13th V. R. C.
  • Orin Augustine Dodge ended his service with the 13th Infantry Regiment U.S. Veteran Reserve Corps, Company A by mustering out on 17 Nov 1865.
  • On 23 Jul 1867 Adelaide Mandana Sturtevant, his wife, died at Stoneham, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, at age 22 in child birth.
  • Orin Augustine Dodge was enumerated in the household of Moses G. Dodge and Elizabeth Bryant in the 1870 US Federal Census on 7 Jul 1870 at Stoneham, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, as:
    Dodge, Moses G., 53, shoe factory, b. NH
    ---, Elizabeth, 54, b. MA (as were the children)
    **---, Orin A., 29, shoe factory
    ---, Adella E., 25, school teacher
    ---, Albert E., 22, currier,
    ---, Ada E., 16
    ---, Herbert E., 14, apprentice currier.
  • On 21 Nov 1870 Orin Augustine Dodge, 29, married Susan E. Daniels, 25, daughter of William Daniels and Susan F. [--?--], at Stoneham, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, in a second marriage for him and the first for her.
  • Orin Augustine Dodge made application for a veteran's pension on 29 Sep 1879, and received certificate number 1012506.
  • He and Susan E. Daniels were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 1 Jun 1880 at Stoneham, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, as:
    Dodge, Orrin A., 38, works in shoeshop, b. MA
    ---, Susan E., 34, wife, b. MA
    ---, Fred D., 7, son, b. MA.
  • On 19 Aug 1889 Susan E. Daniels, his wife, died at Stoneham, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, at age 44.
  • Orin Augustine Dodge was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Stoneham, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, as having served in the 1st Co. Andrews Sharpshooters.
  • On 22 Oct 1893 Orin Augustine Dodge, 52, married Annette B. Child, 49, daughter of Oliver L. Childs and Mary F. L. Spear, at Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts, in a third marriage for him and the second for her.
  • Orin Augustine Dodge died on 17 Feb 1914 at Stoneham, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. He was 72 years, 6 months and 23 days old.
  • He was buried on 20 Feb 1914 at Lindenwood Cemetery, Stoneham, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
  • On 21 Sep 1916 Annette B. Child applied for a pension to surviving family member, New Hampshire, based on Orin's service; his wife, with application 1075072, but no certificate is recorded.
  • Annette, his wife, outlived Orin and died on 8 Nov 1916 at Campton, Grafton County, New Hampshire, at age 72.
  • Last Edited: 25 Apr 2016

Family 1: Adelaide Mandana Sturtevant b. 15 Oct 1844, d. 23 Jul 1867

Family 2: Susan E. Daniels b. 18 Jul 1845, d. 19 Aug 1889

  • Fred Daniels Dodge b. 13 Feb 1873, d. 1936

Family 3: Annette B. Child b. Jan 1844, d. 8 Nov 1916

Samuel I. Dodge

b. 28 February 1838, d. 20 October 1862
  • Father: Moses G. Dodge b. 23 Aug 1816, d. 7 Nov 1871
  • Mother: Elizabeth Bryant b. 31 Jan 1816, d. 2 Aug 1891
  • Company: 1_SS
  • Samuel I. Dodge was born on 28 Feb 1838 at Francestown, Hampton County, New Hampshire, son of Moses G. Dodge and Elizabeth Bryant.
  • On 24 Jul 1860 Samuel I. Dodge, 22, married Nellie M. Abbott, 18, daughter of Frye Abbott and Harriet N. Hyde, at Melrose, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
  • Samuel I. Dodge was enumerated in the household of Moses G. Dodge and Elizabeth Bryant in the 1860 US Federal Census on 2 Aug 1860 at Stoneham, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, as:
    Moses G. Dodge, 44, cordwainer, b. NH
    Elizabeth, 45, b. MA
    **Samuel I., 22, cordwainer, b. NH
    Nellie M., 18, seamstress, b. MA (Samuel's wife)
    **Orin A., 17, cordwainer, b. MA
    Adella E., 15, b. MA
    Edgar A., 11, b. MA
    Ada E., 6, b. MA
    Herbert E., 4, b. MA.
  • In 1861 Samuel was living at Stoneham, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment, Samuel gave his occupation as Shoemaker.

  • On 2 Sep 1861 Samuel I. Dodge mustered into service with the 1st Company Massachusetts Sharpshooters, being credited to the quota of Stoneham, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. He was 23 years, 6 months and 5 days old.
  • On 14 Oct 1861 his daughter, Mabel I. Dodge, was born at Stoneham, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
  • At Stoneham, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, his daughter Mabel's birth record notes that her father is in the army and her mother is in Boston.
  • Moses G. Dodge and Orin Augustine Dodge, and Samuel I. Dodge, a father and his two sons, served together in the 1st Company, Andrew Sharpshooters.
  • On 24 Sep 1862 Samuel ended military service with the 1st Massachusetts Sharpshooters by discharge for disability.

  • He died on 20 Oct 1862 at Stoneham, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, of typhoid. He was 24 years, 7 months and 22 days old.
  • He was buried in Oct 1862 at Lindenwood Cemetery, Stoneham, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
  • On 14 Feb 1863 Nellie M. Abbott received a pension to surviving family member based on Samuel's service; his wife, received certificat number 21350. His pension file shows him as a member of Co. C, 15th Massachusetts Infantry.
  • He's surviving family was enumerated in the household of Frye Abbott and Harriet N. Hyde in the 1870 US Federal Census on 9 Jul 1870 at Stoneham, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, as:
    Abbott, Frye, 77, cabinet maker, b. VT
    ---, Harriet M., 60, b. NH
    **Dodge, Nellie M., 28, works in shoe factory, b. NH
    Abbott, Osceola H., 19, (m), painter, b. ME
    **Dodge, Mabel I., 8, b. MA
    Richardson, Herbert, 25, shoe factory, b. MA
    Barton, Lillie, 24, shoe factory, b. MA.
  • On 26 Sep 1871 H. M. Magrath made application for a pension as guardian to Samuel's surviving dependants, and received certificate number 171018. Relationship unknown.
  • On 3 Jul 1872 Samuel's widow, Nellie M. Abbott remarried to Benjamin P. Magrath at Melrose, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, in a second marriage for both.
  • On 19 Jan 1889 Samuel's daughter, Mabel I. Dodge married Leander M. Churbuck at Stoneham, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Last Edited: 25 Apr 2016

Family: Nellie M. Abbott b. 13 Dec 1841, d. 8 Jul 1893

  • Mabel I. Dodge b. 14 Oct 1861

John Donaldson

b. between 1829 and 1830
  • Company: C
  • John Donaldson was born between 1829 - 1830 at Scotland.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1863, John gave his occupation as book binder.
  • In 1863 John was living at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.

  • On 30 Jul 1863 John mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Sandwich, Barnstable County, Massachusetts.
  • John Donaldson wrote two letters to "My dearest Ella", mentioning "Frank and Arthur" who are on Ella's end; "Lizzie" who is at home with "mother"; "Charles" who is in the company, as well as "Pat Dempsey" of Co. C.:
    Nov 10th, 1863
    Far north,Va.
    My dearest Ella,
    I now have some time to scratch out a few lines to let you know that I am well and Charles is also well.
    I cannot begin to describe the horror mine eyes hath witnessed. I do not know yet if victory can be won. Oh, what will become of our country. Seargent say that the War will be won by Christmas time if we can break through the Rebel embankments. I do not believe him or Captain, as I see a certain defeat for all Christian souls.
    My heart can not bear to be without mine love. I applied to the Adjutant for furlough next December. When I arrive we shall be married as best as planned.
    Please remind Mother of our plans. Let Frank in on it to. Do not speak to Arthur, as he will not agree. Do write as soon as possible, as I can not read enough of your sweet thoughts and words.
    Your faithful &&
    John Donaldson.
  • Dec. 7th 1863
    Stevensburg, Va.
    My dearest Ell,
    I have received your welcome letter of the 21st yesterday morn. I have not received Mothers or Lizzies letters yet.
    Ella, I have not obtained my furlough and most likley will not for love or money. This Army is run like a great hive with many combs to pass before getting to the queen.
    Remember Pat Dempsey. Old Cap say'd that he skeedaddled last week. He rose up and walked away. I am sure that he is just run out of Who hit John, and that he can be found securely tied to an innkeepers keg.
    Oh, Ell I must see to you soon if we are to be married. soon a new year will be upon us and there is no end in sight to this terrible war. I am sure that I will hear from the department about my complaint in the next inst. until then I remain
    your obt. &&
    J. D.
    NB- Please have mother send her letter to the Captain in haste.
  • On 4 Jan 1864 John ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts at Stevensburg, Culpeper County, Virginia, by desertion.

  • The personal papers or letters of John Donaldson are available at consisting of two letters.
  • He was enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census in Jun 1880 at Placerville, El Dorado County, California, possibly noted -- a John Donaldson, b. Scotland, 50, a miner living alone (the closest match.)
  • Last Edited: 30 Aug 2016

John Donnelly

b. 1826, d. 17 May 1891
  • Father: Patrick Donnelly
  • Mother: Catherine [--?--]
  • Company: D
  • John Donnelly was born about in 1826 at Ireland, son of Patrick Donnelly and Catherine [--?--].
  • On 17 Nov 1860 John Donley married Johanna Manning, daughter of John Manning, at Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for him and the second for her. She was the widow of Samuel Hastings.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1862, John gave his occupation as operative, in the MASSCW, and jack-spinner in Ford's history.
  • In 1862 John was living at Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 14 Jan 1862 John mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 36 years old.
  • On 22 Jun 1864 John was taken prisoner at Petersburg, Prince George County, Virginia.
  • On 27 Jul 1864 John ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by administrative transfer to the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as absent prisoner.

  • On 24 Aug 1864 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, John Donnelly was reported among the prisoners, for a total of four commissioned officers and seventy-seven enlisted men.
  • On 8 Mar 1865, John was exchanged from prison.
  • On 15 Mar 1865 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, John Donnelly was mentioned (Vol. 94 #11): "From Rebel Prisons - The following names of members of Worcester County regiments are among those recently paroled from rebel prisons who have reached Annapolis: ..... 15th Regiment-Sergt. J. A. Richardson and John Donnally, Co. D; James Comrie and Martin Welch, Co. A....."
  • He ended his service by mustering out on 27 Mar 1865.
  • He made application for a veteran's pension in May 1865, and received certificate number 68900.
  • He wrote an affadavit for a pension application on the service of Michael Holligan.
  • John Donnelly and Johanna Manning were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 23 Jun 1870 at Templeton P. O., Athol, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Donally, John, 50, works in woolen mill, b. Ireland
    ---, Joanna, 39, b. Ireland
    ---, Kate, 16, b. MA
    ---, Mary A., 15, b. MA
    ---, James, 12, b. MA
    Hastings, Mary A., 15, b. MA (his step-daur)
    Rice, Catherine, 40, house keeper, b. Ireland
    (Note: the Donally children shown here are believed to be either his younger siblings or children of other family members. )
  • John Donnelly and Johanna Manning were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 10 Jun 1880 at Athol, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Donelley, John, 55, laborer, b. Ireland
    ---, Joanna, 46, wife, b. Ireland.
  • John Donnelly was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Athol, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Co. D, noting that he has rheumatism and heart disease from being in prison after Petersburg.
  • He died on 17 May 1891 at Athol, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of rheumatism of the heart and liver disease. He was 65 years old.
  • He was buried in May 1891 at Calvary Cemetery, Athol, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 13 Jun 1891 Johanna Manning received a pension to surviving family member in Massachusetts based on John's service; his wife, received certificate number 333609.
  • Johanna, his wife, outlived John and died on 29 Nov 1905 at Athol, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of cerebral paralysis.
  • Last Edited: 10 Apr 2016

Family: Johanna Manning b. between 1833 - 1834, d. 29 Nov 1905

Daniel Donohue

b. between 1842 and 1843, d. 14 August 1865
  • Company: E
  • Daniel Donohue was born between 1842 - 1843 at Newcastle, Northumberland County, New Brunswick, Canada, entry in 20th MVI says his residence is Newcastle.
  • In Apr 1851 the index and transcription of the 1851 census for the Parish of Newcastle, New Brunswick, Canada, (C. Williston, 1991) shows the following family no. 218 on page 38:
    James DONOHUE, head, 39, Irish, laborer, arrived in New Brunswick in June of 1821
    Mary, wife, 31, Irish origins and born in New Brunswick, as also applies to the rest of those listed in the household.
    Helen, dau, 15
    Cornelius, son, 13
    James, son, 11
    ** Daniel, son, 8
    Ann, dau, 6
    Patrick, son, 4
    Michael, son, 2
    Catherine, dau, 1
    David Hogan, lodger, 32, laborer, arrived 1840
    Patrick Connors, lodger, 19, laborer, arruved 1837
    Patrick Bohan, 22, laborer, arrived 1833
    (Note: this may or may not be the right Daniel and his family. It is the only enumeration for a Daniel Donohue, or variant spellings, of suitable age. Needs further substantiation. Aug 2003.
  • He was married at the time of his enlistment according to Ford's history.

  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Daniel gave his occupation as laborer.
  • In 1864 Daniel was living at Newcastle, Northumberland County, New Brunswick, Canada.

  • On 28 Mar 1864 Daniel mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry having received a bounty of $325.
  • He was declared missing in action on 15 May 1864.
  • On 27 Jul 1864 Daniel ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by transfer to the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.

  • Starting 28 Jul 1864, Daniel also served in the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company "E."
  • He died on 14 Aug 1865 at Alexandria, Alexandria (city), Virginia, of disease.
  • On 5 Jul 1879 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Daniel Donohue was mentioned in the report on the 12th annual reunion of Company E, 15th Massachusetts Infantry.
  • Last Edited: 18 Dec 2014

Elbridge Donovan

b. August 1841, d. 5 August 1915
  • Father: James B. Donovan b. between 1808 - 1809
  • Mother: Lucretia B. Sever b. Oct 1801
  • Company: H
  • Elbridge Donovan was born in Aug 1841 at Norwich, New London County, Connecticut, son of James B. Donovan and Lucretia B. Sever.
  • In 1861 Elbridge was living at Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Elbridge gave his occupation as machinist.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Elbridge mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 19 years and 11 months old.
  • On 15 Mar 1864 Elbridge ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by transfer to the Veterans' Reserve Corps.

  • Starting 15 Mar 1864, Elbridge also served in the 6th Infantry VRC, Company K.
  • He ended his service with the 6th Infantry VRC by discharge on 18 Jul 1864 at Washington, DC.
  • On 20 Nov 1864 Elbridge Donovan, 23, married Anna Maria Page Farnsworth, 15, daughter of Samuel Farnsworth and Mary Farnsworth, at Groton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Elbridge Donovan made application for a veteran's pension, and received certificate number 328362.
  • He and Anna Maria Page Farnsworth were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census in Jun 1880 at Jaffrey, Cheshire County, New Hampshire, as:
    Donovan, Elbridge, 39, farmer, b. CT, parents b. MA
    ---, Ann M., 31, wife, b. MA
    ---, Mary L., dau, b. MA
    ---, Venetia E., 8, dau, b. MA
    ---, Franklin F., 1, son, b. NH
    Bigelow, Mary, 60, mother-in-law, b. NH.
  • Elbridge Donovan was enumerated in the household of Katie V. Donovan in the 1900 US Federal Census on 13 Jun 1900 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Donovan, Kattie V., b. Mar 1833, 67, single, b. CT (father b. ME: mor b. MA), boarding house keeper (his sister)
    ---, Lucretia B., mother, b. Oct 1801, 99, widow, b. MA, five of her 11 children are still living
    ---, Elbridge, brother, Aug 1841, 58, married 35 years, b. CT (father b. ME; mor b. MA), carpenter
    Emerson, Mary E., sister, b. Sep 1847, widow, b. CT, her one child is still living, dressmaker
    Wood, Edwin H., boarder, b. May 1833, 67, widower, b. VT, carpenter.
  • On 21 Oct 1903 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Elbridge Donovan attended the 37th annual regimental reunion with some eighty other veterans.
  • In 1904 Elbridge Donovan was described as 5'9", with light complexion, blue eyes and gray hair.
  • On 17 Jun 1904, at National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers (Togus Hospital), Augusta, Kennebec County, Maine, Elbridge was admitted.
  • He was enumerated in the 1910 US Federal Census on 20 Apr 1910 at National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers (Eastern Branch), Chelsea, Kennebec County, Maine, as age 73, widower, b. CT.
  • On 1 Feb 1912, at National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers (Togus Hospital), Augusta, Kennebec County, Maine, Elbridge was readmitted.
  • He died on 5 Aug 1915 at National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers (Eastern Branch), Chelsea, Kennebec County, Maine. He was 74 years old.
  • He was buried on 5 Aug 1915 at Togus National Cemetery, Togus, Kennebec County, Maine, Section K Site 3356.
  • On 19 Aug 1915 Anna Maria Page Farnsworth received a pension to surviving family member in New Hampshire based on Elbridge's service; received certificate 805802.
  • Last Edited: 17 Apr 2016

Family: Anna Maria Page Farnsworth b. 18 Jan 1849

  • Mary Louisa Donovan b. 25 Sep 1867
  • Esther Venetia Donovan b. 3 Sep 1871
  • Franklin F Donovan b. between 1878 - 1879

Jeremiah Donovan

b. 1831, d. 28 February 1895
  • Company: F
  • Jeremiah Donovan was also known as Jeremiah O'Donovan.
  • He was born in 1831 at Ireland.
  • He emigrated about 1850 from Ireland.
  • He was enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census in Jun 1860 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, tentatively identified with a wife, Ellen.
  • He was married at the time of his enlistment according to Ford's history.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Jeremiah gave his occupation as wool-sorter.

  • On 5 Dec 1861 Jeremiah mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 30 years old.
  • On 17 Sep 1862 Jeremiah was wounded at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland, and lost his right arm.
  • On 22 Oct 1862 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Jeremiah Donovan was mentioned, together with 20 others, among the wounded at the Patent Office hospital in Washington, D.C.
  • On 3 Apr 1864 Jeremiah ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to disability from wounds received in action.

  • He made application for a veteran's pension on 6 Apr 1864, and received certificate 28683.
  • He 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, Co F, where he lost his right arm.
  • He died on 28 Feb 1895 at City Hospital, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 64 years old.
  • An obituary for Jeremiah O'Donovan was published on 2 Mar 1895 at "The Worcester Daily Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as follows:
    Jeremiah O'Donovan Dead. - Well Known Resident of East Side Dies at Hospital.

    Jeremiah O'Donovan, one of the best known characters of the east side, who lived at 78 Green street, died Friday at the City Hospital, after a long illness, aged 64 years. He was born in Ireland, but came to this city about 45 years ago, and he has been a resident here ever since. Before the war of the rebellion he worked for the late Dr. Sargent, but when the call for troops was issued he enlisted in Co. D of the 15th regiment, and he was with that fighting organization until the battle of Antietam, when his right arm was wounded by a rifle ball. He made a brave fight to save the member, but it was finally amputated, although not without a vigorous protest from him. He said if he could only get water enough he could save the arm, because he believed that by holding it in a running stream it would become better.

    In his early life he was most fastitious in his dress, but of late years he grew careless. His figure was a familiar sight on Green street, where he spent considerable time in fixing up his home, his dexterity with the broom, shovel, etc., with his left arm often being the cause of wonder.

    The funeral will take place at St. John's Church tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock.

  • He was buried in Mar 1895 at Saint Johns Cemetery, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Last Edited: 26 Aug 2013

Wellington H. Dore

b. 18 October 1837, d. 9 January 1908
  • Father: John Dore b. between 1814 - 1815
  • Mother: Betsey S. Farrar b. between 1817 - 1818
  • Company: F
  • Wellington H. Dore was born on 18 Oct 1837 at Meredith, Belknap County, New Hampshire, son of John Dore and Betsey S. Farrar.
  • Wellington H. Dore was enumerated in the household of John Dore and Betsey S. Farrar in the 1850 US Federal Census on 24 Sep 1850 at Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as follows:
    John Dore, 35, (no occupation given), $800 real estate, b. ME
    Betsey, 32, b. NH
    **Wellington, 12, b. NH
    Frances Ann, 10, b. MA
    Mary E., 8, b. MA
    Martha, 6, b. MA
    Sarah A., 4, b. MA
    Charles, 2, b. MA
    Harriet, 1, b. MA.
  • In 1862 Wellington was living at North Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1862, Wellington gave his occupation as operative.

  • On 24 Jul 1862 Wellington mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry. He was 24 years, 9 months and 6 days old.
  • On 23 Jan 1863 Wellington ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to disability.

  • On 11 Apr 1863 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Wellington H. Dore was included in the published list of Oxford volunteers.
  • He made application for a veteran's pension on 7 Sep 1863, received certificate number 202712.
  • On 25 Feb 1865 Wellington H. Dore, 27, married Louisa Melissa Buxton, 31, daughter of Otis Buxton and Salome H. Buxton, at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Wellington H. Dore and Louisa Melissa Buxton were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 5 Jul 1870 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as follows:
    Dore, Wellington H., 33, machinist, $200 personal estate, b. NH
    ---, Melissa, 36, b. MA.
  • Wellington H. Doore was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Douglas, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Co. F, and now has heart trouble.
  • He and Louisa Melissa Buxton were enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 25 Jun 1900 at Douglas, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Dore, Wellington, head, b. Sep 1835, MA (?), married 39 years, no occupation, they live in a rented home.
    ---, Melissa L., wife, b. Jan 1834, no children, b. MA.
  • On 24 Apr 1905 Louisa Melissa Buxton, his wife, died at Douglas, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 71.
  • Wellington H. Dore died on 9 Jan 1908 at Douglas, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of cancer. He was 70 years, 2 months and 22 days old.
  • He was buried on 11 Jan 1908 at North Cemetery, Main Street, Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Last Edited: 9 Apr 2016

Family: Louisa Melissa Buxton b. Jan 1834, d. 24 Apr 1905

Reuben S. Dorr

b. 28 July 1843, d. 6 March 1885
  • Father: Charles Dorr b. 1811, d. 17 Apr 1846
  • Mother: Abigail Stockwell b. between 1813 - 1814, d. 6 Mar 1851
  • Company: H
  • Reuben S. Dorr was born on 28 Jul 1843 at Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Charles Dorr and Abigail Stockwell.
  • On 17 Apr 1846 his father, Charles Dorr, died.
  • On 21 Aug 1849 Reuben's widowed mother, Abigail Dorr, remarried to Thomas Goldthwait at Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Reuben S. Dorr was enumerated in the household of Thomas Goldthwait and Abigail Stockwell in the 1850 US Federal Census on 13 Aug 1850 at Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Thomas Goldthwait, 57, shoemaker, b. MA (as were all in the family)
    Abigail, 36
    Mary M. Dorr, 11
    Ebenezer S., 9
    **Ruben I. (sic), 7.
  • On 6 Mar 1851 his mother, Abigail Stockwell, died at Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of consumption.
  • Reuben S. Dorr was enumerated in the household of Charles Dorr and Lydia [--?--] in the 1860 US Federal Census on 26 Jul 1860 at Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Charles Dorr, 72, carpenter, b. MA
    Lydia, 68, b. VT
    Lydia Ayres, 37, b. MA
    **Reuben S., 17, farm laborer, b. MA
    (The home of his grandparents.)
  • In 1861 Reuben was living at Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Reuben gave his occupation as shoemaker.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Reuben mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 17 years, 11 months and 14 days old.
  • On 15 Jan 1864 Reuben ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by transfer to the Veterans' Reserve Corps.

  • On 31 Dec 1867 Reuben S. Dorr, 24, married Carrie L. Ellis, 30, daughter of William Ellis and Louisa Hill, at Holliston, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Reuben S. Dorr and Carrie L. Ellis were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 7 Sep 1870 at Holliston, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, as:
    Dorr, Reuben S., 27, working in shoe shop, b. MA
    ---, Carrie L., 32, b. MA.
  • On 24 Feb 1875 Carrie L. Ellis, his wife, died at Holliston, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, at age 38 of pneumonia.
  • On 29 Aug 1877 Reuben S. Dorr, 34, married Ellen M. Sanger, daughter of Samuel A. Sanger and Hannah Maria Hooker, at Sherborn, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
  • Reuben S. Dorr and Ellen M. Sanger were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 5 Jun 1880 at Holliston, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, as:
    Dorr, Reuben, 36, works in boot shop, b. MA (as were all in family)
    ---, Nellie, 28, wife
    ---, Louise, 6, dau
    Bellows, Annie L., 2, boarder.
  • Reuben S. Dorr died on 6 Mar 1885 at Sherborn, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, of consumption. He was 41 years, 7 months and 6 days old.
  • He was buried in Mar 1885 at Lake Grove Cemetery, Holliston, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
  • In 1885 at Sherborn, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, There was an administration of his will.
  • In Sep 1885 Ellen M. Sanger received a pension to surviving family member based on Reuben's service; received certificate number 30x755.
  • On 18 May 1892 Reuben's widow, Ellen M. Sanger remarried to Charles H. Pratt at Holliston, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, in a second marriage for both.
  • On 25 Jul 1892 Ellen M. Pratt made application for a pension as guardian to Reuben's surviving dependants, his remarried widow.
  • He left family who were enumerated in the household of Charles H. Pratt and Ellen M. Sanger in the 1900 US Federal Census on 12 Jun 1900 at Wendell, Franklin County, Massachusetts, as:
    Pratt, Chas. H., b. Jan 1849, 51, married 8 years, b. MA (of MA parents), farmer
    ---, Ellen M., wife, b. Sep 1852, two children living, b. MA (fath b. ME, mor b. MA)
    Dorr, Elsie G., step-daur, b. Nov 1880, single, b. MA (fath b. MA, mor b. ME)
    (Pratt), George H., son, b. SEp 1893, b. MA
    Holbrook, Lewis F., nephew, b. Jan 1891 in MA (of Miss parents)
    ---, Henry P., nephew, b. Oct 1895 in MA (of Miss parents.)
  • On 25 Oct 1903 Reuben and Ellen's daughter, Elsie G. Dorr married Everett E. Ward at Sherborn, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Last Edited: 22 Aug 2012

Family 1: Carrie L. Ellis b. 19 Feb 1837, d. 24 Feb 1875

  • Louise Stockwell Dorr b. 19 Jun 1873

Family 2: Ellen M. Sanger b. between 1851 - 1852

  • Elsie G. Dorr b. 20 Nov 1880

Van Buren Dorr

b. 10 February 1837, d. 7 January 1908
  • Father: Henry Dorr b. between 1796 - 1797, d. 10 Jan 1867
  • Mother: Amy Davis b. between 1803 - 1804
  • Company: G
  • Van Buren Dorr was born on 10 Feb 1837 at Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Henry Dorr and Amy Davis.
  • Van Buren Dorr was enumerated in the household of Henry Dorr and Amy Davis in the 1850 US Federal Census on 9 Aug 1850 at Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Henry Dorr, 53, carpenter, b. MA
    Amy, 46, b. MA
    Henry B., 21, shoemaker, b. MA
    **Vanburin, 13, b. MA.
  • On 16 Jan 1855 his father, Henry Dorr, died NOT.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Van gave his occupation as boot finisher.
  • In 1861 Van was living at Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 6 Aug 1861 Van mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry. He was 24 years, 5 months and 27 days old.
  • On 26 Aug 1861 Van ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by discharge for disability, possibly having been determined physically unfit for infantry service.

  • On 21 Nov 1861 Van Buren Dorr, 24, married Sarah Jane Putnam, 21, daughter of Lyman Putnam and Eliza J. Brigham, at Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Starting 27 Jul 1863, Van also served in the 2nd Regt. Massachusetts Heavy Artillery.
  • He ended his service by discharge for disability on 13 Jan 1865 at Newbern, Currituck County, North Carolina.
  • On 10 Jan 1867 his father, Henry Dorr, died at Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Van Buren Dorr and Sarah Jane Putnam were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 25 Jun 1880 at Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Dore, Van Buren, 43, carpenter, b. MA (as were all)
    ---, Sarah J., 44, wife
    ---, Henry L., 18, son, in cotton mill
    ---, Frederick, 13, son
    ---, Amie J., 8, daur
    ---, Alice J., 8, daur
    ---, Minnie, 1, daur.
  • About in 1884 Van and Sarah's daughter, Amy Jane Dorr married Ebenezar Crowell.
  • Van Buren Dorr made application for a veteran's pension on 4 Jun 1887, and received certificate number 746180.
  • On 20 Oct 1896 Van and Sarah's daughter, Minnie Isabel Dorr married Charles Henry Austin at Manchaug, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • On 5 Apr 1900 Sarah Jane Putnam, his wife, died at Riverdale, Warwick, Kent County, Rhode Island, at age 60.
  • Van Buren Dorr was enumerated in the household of Amy Jane Dorr and Ebenezar Crowell in the 1900 US Federal Census on 1 Jun 1900 at Warwick, Kent County, Rhode Island, as:
    Crowell, Ebenezar, b. Jan 1865, married 16 years, b. NY
    ---, Amy J., wife, b. Dec 1869 in MA, six of seven children living
    ---, Roland, E., son, b. Apr 1885, b. RI (as were all the children)
    ---, Ella V., daur, b. Sep 1889
    ---. Chas. L., son, b. Jan 1891
    ---, Gertrude, daur, b. Dec 1893
    ---, Irving C., son, b. July 1896
    ---, Ralph E., son, b. Oct 1898...
    **Dore, Van Buren, father-in-law, b. Feb 1839, widower, married 38 years, b. MA
    Crowell, Charles, father, b. May 1835, widower, b. NY.
  • Van Buren Dorr died on 7 Jan 1908 at Riverdale, Warwick, Kent County, Rhode Island. He was 70 years, 10 months and 28 days old.
  • He was buried in Jan 1908 at Pawtuxet Memorial Park, Warwick, Kent County, Rhode Island, as a memb er of the 2nd Regiment Massachusetts Heavy Artillery.
  • An obituary for Van Buren Dorr was published on 11 Jan 1908 at Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island, in the Providence Daily Journal :
    Funeral of Van Buren Dorr.
    Services Held at Home of His Daughter, Riverdale.

    "Funeral services over the body of Van Buren Dorr were held Friday at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. William Sprague, at Riverdale, formerly Mark Rock, Superintendent Frank Sainsbury of Woodbury Union Church officiating.
    Mr. Dorr was born in Sutton, Mass., 71 years ago, and moved to Riverdale in 1881. He was a grandnephew of Thomas W. Dorr. He was a veteran of the Civil War, having enlisted in Company C, Second Massachusetts Heavy Artillery and a member of A B. R. Sprague Post, G. A. R., of Grafton.
    He was taken ill about a week ago, a bad cold developing into double penumonia, of which he died Tuesday
    He was married early in life to Miss Sarah Putnam of Sutton, and seven children were born of the union, six of whom are now living.
    Henry and George of Riverdale, Fred F., of Sutton, Mrs. Jennie E. Crowell, Mrs. Alice Sprague and Mrs. Minnie Austin, all of Riverdale. He is survived by 20 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
    "
  • This man does not appear in either the 1870 roster or Ford's history, but he is included with the 15th Massachusetts in the MASSCW.
  • Last Edited: 17 Apr 2016

Family: Sarah Jane Putnam b. 14 Jan 1840, d. 5 Apr 1900

  • Henry Dorr b. 1 Jun 1862
  • George Emerson Dorr b. 4 Jul 1864, d. 1933
  • Francis Frederick Dorr b. 2 Aug 1866, d. 1930
  • Amy Jane Dorr b. 5 Dec 1869, d. 3 Jan 1935
  • Alice J. Dorr b. 4 Mar 1872
  • Lillian Ida Dorr b. 23 Mar 1876, d. 7 May 1878
  • Minnie Isabel Dorr b. 10 Sep 1878

William Douglas

b. between 1832 and 1833
  • Company: D
  • William Douglas was born between 1832 - 1833 at Scotland.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1863, William gave his occupation as sailor.
  • In 1863 he was married at the time of his enlistment, according to Ford's history.
  • In 1863 William was living at Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts.

  • On 23 Jul 1863 William mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.
  • On 23 Apr 1864 William ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by transfer to the U. S. Navy.

  • In Apr 1864 His name was not found on the keys of enlistment of transferred soldiers.
  • Last Edited: 3 Sep 2012