Francis Peter Fairbank

b. 17 June 1842, d. 15 December 1862
  • Father: Henry Bailey Fairbanks b. 9 Aug 1812, d. 24 Apr 1864
  • Mother: Mary Ann Boyden d. 24 May 1845
  • Company: G
  • Francis Peter Fairbank was born on 17 Jun 1842 at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Henry Bailey Fairbanks and Mary Ann Boyden.
  • On 24 May 1845 his mother, Mary Ann Boyden, died.
  • On 14 Jan 1846 Alton and Francis's widowed father, Henry Bailey Fairbanks, remarried to Hannah Tucker She was the widow of Abel Daiken of Boylston.
  • Francis Peter Fairbank was enumerated in the household of Henry Bailey Fairbanks and Hannah Tucker in the 1850 US Federal Census in Sep 1850 at Boylston, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Henry B. Fairbanks, 37, farmer, b. MA Hannah, 36
    **Francis A., 7
    **Alton W., 6.
  • On 1 Mar 1853 his step-mother, Hannah Tucker, died at age 39.
  • On 4 Apr 1854 Alton and Francis's widowed father, Henry Bailey Fairbanks, remarried to Letha M. Bliss She was a widow.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Francis gave his occupation as farmer.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Francis mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 19 years and 25 days old.
  • Francis Peter Fairbank and Alton W. Fairbanks, brothers, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Co. G.
  • On 15 Mar 1862 Francis was promoted to Corporal.
  • On 25 Nov 1862 Francis ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by discharge due to disability.

  • He died on 15 Dec 1862 at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of "camp fever". He was 20 years, 5 months and 28 days old.
  • He was buried in Dec 1862 at Pine Grove Cemetery, Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Henry, his father, outlived Francis and died on 24 Apr 1864 at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 51.
  • Alton, his brother, outlived Francis and died on 9 Mar 1923 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 79.
  • Last Edited: 17 Apr 2016

Alton W. Fairbanks

b. 25 August 1843, d. 9 March 1923
  • Father: Henry Bailey Fairbanks b. 9 Aug 1812, d. 24 Apr 1864
  • Mother: Mary Ann Boyden d. 24 May 1845
  • Company: G
  • Alton W. Fairbanks was born on 25 Aug 1843 at Boylston, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Henry Bailey Fairbanks and Mary Ann Boyden.
  • On 24 May 1845 his mother, Mary Ann Boyden, died.
  • On 14 Jan 1846 Alton and Francis's widowed father, Henry Bailey Fairbanks, remarried to Hannah Tucker She was the widow of Abel Daiken of Boylston.
  • Alton W. Fairbanks was enumerated in the household of Henry Bailey Fairbanks and Hannah Tucker in the 1850 US Federal Census in Sep 1850 at Boylston, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Henry B. Fairbanks, 37, farmer, b. MA Hannah, 36
    **Francis A., 7
    **Alton W., 6.
  • On 1 Mar 1853 his step-mother, Hannah Tucker, died at age 39.
  • On 4 Apr 1854 Alton and Francis's widowed father, Henry Bailey Fairbanks, remarried to Letha M. Bliss She was a widow.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Alton gave his occupation as shoemaker.
  • In 1861 Alton was living at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Alton mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 17 years, 10 months and 17 days old.
  • Alton W. Fairbanks and Francis Peter Fairbank, brothers, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Co. G.
  • Alton W. Fairbanks and Levi Remick, and Augustus Moses Remick served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry future brothers-in-law.
  • On 21 Oct 1861 Alton was taken prisoner at The Battle of Ball's Bluff, Leesburg, Virginia.
  • On 30 Oct 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Alton W. Fairbanks 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, Alton W. Fairbanks 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, Alton W. Fairbanks was listed with 195 other men among the prisoners taken at Ball's Bluff.
  • On 22 Nov 1862 Alton ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by discharge due to disability.

  • On 15 Dec 1862 his brother, Francis Peter Fairbank, died at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 20 of "camp fever."
  • Alton W. Fairbanks made application for a veteran's pension on 27 Sep 1863, and received certificate number 28782.
  • On 24 Apr 1864 his father, Henry Bailey Fairbanks, died at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 51.
  • On 1 Apr 1865 Alton W. Fairbanks, 21, married Mary Remick, daughter of Alpheus Remick and Mercy Miller, at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Before 1877 Mary Remick, his wife, died.
  • On 10 Jun 1877 Alton W. Fairbanks, 33, married Janette A. Currie, 36, daughter of John McGregor and Mary Cameron, at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, (She was the widow of Peter Currie.)
  • Alton W. Fairbanks and Janette A. McGregor were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 4 Jun 1880 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Fairbanks, Alton W., 38, painter, b. MA
    ---, Janette, 39, wife, b. Scotland (as were her parents)
    ---, Elizabeth, 1, dau, b. MA
    Currie, Marion C., 13, step-daughter
    ---, Oramel M., (m.), 9, step-son.
  • Alton W. Fairbanks 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.
  • On 21 Oct 1903 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Alton W. Fairbanks attended the 37th annual regimental reunion with some eighty other veterans.
  • In 1906 Alton was living at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 20 Oct 1906 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Alton W. Fairbanks 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.)
  • On 4 Apr 1907 Janette A. McGregor, his wife, died at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 66 of diabetes.
  • Alton W. Fairbanks was enumerated in the 1910 US Federal Census on 27 Apr 1910 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Fairbanks, Alton W., 67, widower, b. MA, parents b. Scotland, a painter with his own shop and an employer of others; he lives in a mortgaged home.
    Living with him:
    Jacques, Victor D., 53, a boarder and his partner, with family.
    Varney, Ann, a boarder.
  • On 27 Oct 1910 at The State Mutual Building, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Alton W. Fairbanks attended the 44th reunion of the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.
  • He died on 9 Mar 1923 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 79 years, 6 months and 12 days old.
  • He was buried in Mar 1923 at Hope Cemetery, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Lot 1, Section 1, No. 4529.
  • Last Edited: 17 Apr 2016

Family 1: Mary Remick b. 1848, d. before 1877

  • Vilena Fairbanks b. 8 Aug 1866

Family 2: Janette A. McGregor b. 17 Jul 1840, d. 4 Apr 1907

  • Elizabeth T. Fairbanks b. 27 Apr 1879

Arad Fairbanks

b. 5 August 1809, d. 24 April 1892
  • Father: Paul Fairbanks b. 1781, d. 12 Jul 1859
  • Mother: Catherine "Katy" Phelps b. 1781, d. 9 Jun 1811
  • Company: A
  • Arad Fairbanks was born on 5 Aug 1809 at Sterling, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Paul Fairbanks and Catherine "Katy" Phelps.
  • On 9 Jun 1811 his mother, Catherine "Katy" Phelps, died at Sterling, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 6 Dec 1812 Arad's widowed father, Paul Fairbanks, remarried to Arathusa Ross.
  • On 2 Apr 1824 his step-mother, Arathusa Ross, died at Sterling, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 34.
  • Arad's widowed father, Paul Fairbanks, remarried to Patience [--?--].
  • On 26 Jul 1835 Arad Fairbanks, 25, married Sally Ann Pratt, 18, daughter of Joel Pratt and Sally Richardson, at Sterling, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Arad Fairbanks and Sally Ann Pratt were enumerated in the 1850 US Federal census in Sep 1850 at Sterling, Worcester County, Massachusetts, where he is a miller.
  • On 12 Jul 1859 his father, Paul Fairbanks, died at Sterling, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Arad Fairbanks and Sally Ann Pratt were enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 31 Jul 1860 at Sterling, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    A. Fairbanks, 48, farmer, $500 real estate, $300 personal estate, b. MA (as were all in the household)
    S. A. Fairbanks, 43, f, wife
    C. Fairbanks, 21, m, help (appears to be related somehow)
    J. J. Fairbanks, 13, m
    H. G. Fairbanks, 3, m.
  • In 1861 Arad was living at Sterling, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Arad gave his occupation as farmer.
  • On 17 May 1861, Eugene Fairbanks, his son, was enlisted in the 24th New York Infantry Regiment.

  • On 14 Dec 1861 Arad mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Sterling, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 52 years, 4 months and 9 days old.
  • On 1 May 1862 Arad ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to disability.

  • On 12 Sep 1862 his son, Eugene Fairbanks, died at Washington, DC, having been wounded on 29 August 1862 at 2nd Bull Run, VA.
  • On 24 Mar 1877 Sally Ann Fairbanks, his wife, died at Sterling, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 60.
  • On 8 Jan 1878 his granddaughter, Winifred Luella Fairbanks, daughter of James Jerome Fairbanks and Luella Benton, was born at Gardner, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Arad Fairbanks was enumerated in the household of James Jerome Fairbanks in the 1880 US Federal Census on on 1 Jun 1880 at at Gardner, Worcester County, Massachusetts, where he is a farmer. He lives in the household of his widower son, James, who Works In Chair Shop. With them is Arad's granddaughter, Winnie F. FAIRBANK, age 2.
  • Arad Fairbanks was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Gardner, Worcester County, Massachusetts, noting that he had an honorable discharge and was in "old age", also that he was not receiving a pension but ought to be.
  • He made application at Massachusetts for a veteran's pension on 1 Aug 1890, and received certificate number 615922.
  • He died on 24 Apr 1892 at Gardner, Worcester County, Massachusetts,
    "Mr. Arad Fairbanks died last Sunday at the residence of his son, James J. Fairbanks, on Chestnut street, in this town. He was 83 years of age. He was the oldest soldier in town, having served in the 15th Massachusetts regiment during the war. He was a member of Post 59 of Sterling. During the war he lost one son, who was killed in one of the engagments. His body was taken to Sterling for burial Monday afternoon." (Worcester Daily Spy, 27 Apr 1892)
    . He was 82 years, 8 months and 19 days old.
  • He was buried in Apr 1892 at Oak Hill Cemetery, Sterling, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 30 Jun 1944 at "The Fitchburg Sentinel", Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Winifred Luella Fairbanks, his grand-daughter, and only living descendant, was mentioned as follows:
    "Teacher Retires: Miss Winifred L. Fairbanks of 166 Chestnut street, a member of the faculty of Gardner highschool for the past 44 years, has retired from teaching. Miss Fairbanks, who was graduated from Gardner high in 1896, joined the teachsing staff in September, 1900, following graduation the preceding June from Mount Holyoke college."
  • Last Edited: 15 Oct 2012

Family: Sally Ann Pratt b. 3 Dec 1816, d. 24 Mar 1877

  • Charlena Fairbanks b. 1837, d. 15 Aug 1857
  • Eugene Fairbanks b. between 1838 - 1839, d. 12 Sep 1862
  • Joel P. Fairbanks b. 1845, d. 16 Oct 1857
  • James Jerome Fairbanks b. 5 Jun 1848, d. 10 Mar 1933
  • Herbert R Fairbanks b. 30 Jul 1852, d. 25 Dec 1852
  • Frederick E. Fairbanks b. 12 Oct 1856, d. 27 Apr 1877

Francis Henry Fairbanks

b. between 1835 and 1836, d. 5 January 1865
  • Father: Timothy J. Fairbanks b. between 1803 - 1804
  • Mother: Lucy Ann Woods b. between 1803 - 1804
  • Company: C
  • Francis Henry Fairbanks was born between 1835 - 1836 at Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Timothy J. Fairbanks and Lucy Ann Woods.
  • Francis Henry Fairbanks was enumerated in the 1850 US Federal census on 29 Aug 1850 at Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in the household of one Eliphas BALLARD, age 65, a farmer with $3000. With him are Anna B. Ballard, 42, and Harriett Haskell, age 52. Their relationship, if any, to Francis Fairbanks is unknown.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Francis gave his occupation as pump maker.
  • In 1861 Francis was living at Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Frank mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 10 Apr 1862 Francis ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts at Yorktown, York County, Virginia, for disability due to asthma.

  • On 31 May 1862, at The Battle of Fair Oaks, Henrico County, Virginia, Francis was erroneously reported killed at Fair Oaks, but the error remains reported on the 1870 roster.
  • Starting 20 Jul 1862, Francis also served in the enlisted in the 34th Massachusetts Infantry. This fact is only reported in Ford's history. Although his service in the 34th is reported in the MASSCW, there is no connection made to the man who served in the 15th.
  • On 19 Oct 1864 Francis was taken prisoner at Cedar Creek, Accomack County, Virginia, with the 34th Massachusetts.
  • He died on 5 Jan 1865 at Salisbury, Rowan County, North Carolina, as a Prisoner of War from the 34th MVI.
  • On 28 Mar 1876 Timothy J. Fairbanks received a pension to surviving family member based on Francis's service; his father, received certificate 181092, based on Frank's service in the 34th Massachusetts.
  • Last Edited: 15 Oct 2012

Harlan Fairbanks

b. 2 August 1840, d. 13 January 1914
  • Father: Orrin Fairbanks b. 30 Sep 1806, d. 11 Jan 1889
  • Mother: Nancy Winchester Hartwell b. 14 Sep 1811, d. 2 Dec 1884
  • Company: H
  • Harlan Fairbanks was born on 2 Aug 1840 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Orrin Fairbanks and Nancy Winchester Hartwell.
  • On 18 May 1856 Harlan's sister, Jane Fairbanks, married Leonard Gould Higgins at West Boylston, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Harlan gave his occupation as axe-maker.
  • Harlan was living at Douglas, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Harlan mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Douglas, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 20 years, 11 months and 10 days old.
  • On 16 Jan 1862 Harlan was promoted to to Corporal.
  • On 31 May 1862 Harlan was wounded at The Battle of Fair Oaks, Henrico County, Virginia, in the thigh and foot.
  • From the History of Douglas, Massachusetts: Harlan Fairbanks, corporal, acting sergeant, was badly wounded in the leg and foot at the battle of Fair Oaks or Seven Pines, near Richmond; was brought home to Douglas, where he gradually recovered from his wounds.
  • On 6 Aug 1862 Harlan ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to disability.

  • He made application for a veteran's pension on 12 Jan 1863, and received certificate number 12513.
  • In 1864 Harlan went to work for M. B. Green & Co., in Worcester, Mass., to learn the Drug business.
  • On 2 Nov 1867 Harlan Fairbanks, 27, married Almira L. Lee, 27, daughter of William Lee and Phebe Louisa Vaughan, at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • In 1869 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Harlan set up for himself in the drug business.
  • In 1879, at Douglas, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Harlan was included in the town history for his Civil War service in the 15th Massachusetts.
  • He and Almira L. Lee were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census in Jun 1880 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Fairbanks, Harnlan, 39, apothecary, b. MA
    ---, Almira L., 39, wife, b. NY
    ---, Charles D., 5, son, b. MA
    ---, Grace C., 9/12 (Aug), dau, b. MA
    McCormick, Kate, 24, servant, b. Ireland.
  • On 21 Oct 1880 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Harlan Fairbanks attended the 14th annual reunion of the 15th Massachusetts Regiment.
  • On 21 Oct 1884 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Harlan Fairbanks attended the 18th annual reunion of the 15th regiment association. (Report from the Fitchburg Sentinel.)
  • In 1886 Harlan Fairbanks moved from Massachusetts to Tustin, CA, where he is engaged in the Drug and Real Estate business.
  • On 11 Jan 1889 his father, Orrin Fairbanks, died at Tustin, Orange County, California, at age 82.
  • In 1894 Harlan Fairbanks moved from Tustin, Orange County, California, to Santa Ana, CA, and purchased the brick block on East Fourth St., where he and his son, Charles D., in co-partnership, are now located in a first-class drug store.
  • Charles Devens Fairbanks, his son, completed a course in Pharmacy in the University of California, in 1895, and received the degree of Ph. D. Is now in partnership with his father, in Santa Ana.
  • In 1898 Harlan and Almira's son, Charles Devens Fairbanks married Bernice Shepard Hodges at California.
  • Harlan Fairbanks and Almira L. Lee were enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 23 Jun 1900 at Santa Ana, Orange County, California, as:
    Fairbanks, Harlan, b. Aug 1840, married 33 years, b. MA, druggist
    ---, Elmira L., wife, b. Sep 1840, two of three children still living, b. NY (fath b. NY; mor b. CT)
    ---, Grace L., dau, b. Aug 1879, b. MA.
  • On 24 Aug 1900 his grandson, Harland D. Fairbanks, son of Charles Devens Fairbanks and Bernice Shepard Hodges, was born at California.
  • Harlan and Almira's daughter, Gracie Lee Fairbanks married Ira August Clodfelter.
  • On 21 Oct 1907 Harlan Fairbanks wrote a letter to be read at the regimental reunion and banquet on the 46th anniversary of the Battle of Ball's Bluff, as reported in the Fitchburg Sentinel the following day.
  • On 23 Oct 1909 his grandson, Harland D. Fairbanks, died at San Bernardino, San Bernardino County, California, at age 9.
  • Harlan's wife, Almira L. Lee, died and was buried in Jan 1911 at Hope Cemetery, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, with her husband at age 70 years and 4 months.
  • Harlan Fairbanks died on 13 Jan 1914 at Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County, California. He was 73 years, 5 months and 11 days old.
  • From the "San Dimas Press Newspaper," California January 14, 1914:
    Chas D Fairbanks' father dies
    Word comes that Mr H Fairbanks, father of Chas (Charles) D Fairbanks, our local druggist has died at his home in Santa Barbara. The deceased is quite well known here, having visited his son frequently. Death occurred Tuesday night and was not unexpected. Mr and Mrs Chas D Fairbanks were called to Santa Barbara last Friday owing to the serious condition of Mr Fairbanks' father.
  • He was buried in Jan 1914 at Hope Cemetery, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Lot 1643, Sec 43.
  • Last Edited: 6 Jun 2016

Family: Almira L. Lee b. Sep 1840, d. 18 Jan 1911

  • Charles Devens Fairbanks b. 4 Mar 1875, d. 18 Oct 1953
  • Gracie Lee Fairbanks b. 24 Aug 1879, d. 17 Oct 1969

Charles Henry Farmer

b. 1843, d. 27 July 1915
  • Father: Zadok Farmer b. 28 Oct 1796
  • Mother: Almira Sherbourne
  • Company: B
  • Charles Henry Farmer was born in 1843 at New Hampshire, son of Zadok Farmer and Almira Sherbourne.
  • Charles Henry Farmer was enumerated in the household of Zadok Farmer and Almira Sherbourne in the 1860 US Federal Census on 29 Jul 1850 at Nashville, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, as:
    Zadock Farmer, 54, wool gatherer, $2200 real estate, b. MA
    Almira, 46, b. NH
    Almira, 23, b. MA
    Amanda, 14, b. NH
    Charlotte, 11, b. NH
    Caroline, 9, b. NH
    **Charles H., 7, b. NH
    Oliver F., 5, b. NH
    Martin L., 2, b. NH.
  • Charles Henry Farmer was enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 16 Jun 1860 at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    J. P. Colley, 32, machinist, b. NH
    A. Colley, 35, wife, b. MA (believed to be his sister, Almira)
    **C. H. Farmer, 17, machinist, b. NH.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Charles gave his occupation as machinist.
  • In 1861 Charles was living at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Charles mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 18 years old.
  • On 2 Feb 1863 Charles ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to disability.

  • He and Augusta Louisa Gates were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 2 Jul 1870 at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, as:
    Farmer, Charles H., 28, machinist, b. NH
    ---, Augusta L., 28, b. CT.
  • On 23 Nov 1870 Charles H. Farmer married Augusta Louisa Gates, 28, daughter of Jonah Gates and Louisa Elizabeth Brown, at Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island.
  • Charles Henry Farmer and Augusta Louisa Gates were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 19 Jun 1880 at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, probably as:
    Farmer, Charles H., 36, machinist dealer, b. NH (of MA parents)
    ---, Augusta L., 38, wife, saleswoman, b. CT (of CT parents)
    and five lodgers.
  • On 5 Apr 1883 Augusta Louisa Gates, his wife, died at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, at age 41 of pneumonia.
  • On 13 May 1884 Charles Henry Farmer married Mary Wallace Brainard, 31, daughter of Robert A. Brainard and Mary [--?--], at Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island.
  • In Jun 1886 Charles was living at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.
  • He was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at New York City (Manhattan), New York, New York, as a member of Co. B, 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, noting that his papers were lost in a fire.
  • In May 1898 Charles was living at New York City, New York, New York.
  • On 11 May 1898 at "The Fitchburg Sentinel", Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Charles Henry Farmer was mentioned in an article as an original member of the Fitchburg Fusiliers.
  • He and Mary Wallace Brainard were enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 15 Jun 1900 at Manhattan, New York County, New York, where he is involved in manufacturing. They have no children.
  • Mary Wallace Brainard, his wife, died.
  • On 27 Sep 1904 Charles H. Farmer married Elva L. Estes, daughter of William Estes and Abby Y. Hall, at Manhattan, New York County, New York, in a third marriage for both.
  • Charles Henry Farmer made application for a veteran's pension, and received certificate number 422280.
  • He and Elva L. Estes were enumerated in the 1910 US Federal Census on 30 Apr 1910 at Ridgewood, Bergen County, New Jersey, as:
    Farmer, Charles H., head, 68, married 3rd five years, b. NH (as were his parents), not employed
    ---, Elva L., wife, 56, married 3rd five years, her one child is living, b. MA (of MA parents)
    Brimund, May, sis-in-law, 86, widow, her one child is living, b. Scotland (of Scottish parents), immig 1870
    Sanford, Martha, housekeeper, 47, widow, no children, b. MA.
  • Charles Henry Farmer died on 27 Jul 1915 at New York City, New York. He was 72 years old.
  • He was buried in Jul 1915 at Valleau Cemetery, Ridgewood, Bergen County, New Jersey.
  • On 10 Dec 1917 Elva L. Estes received a pension to surviving family member based on Charles's service; his wife, received certificate number 865173.
  • Elva outlived Charles and died in 1924.
  • Last Edited: 17 Apr 2016

Family 1: Augusta Louisa Gates b. 25 Mar 1842, d. 5 Apr 1883

Family 2: Mary Wallace Brainard b. Mar 1853

Family 3: Elva L. Estes b. 1854, d. 1924

Franklin Hawkes Farnsworth

b. 17 January 1842, d. 31 May 1862
  • Father: Benjamin Franklin Farnsworth b. 22 May 1817, d. 16 Feb 1893
  • Mother: Cynthia Austiss Hawkes b. 25 Jan 1818, d. 17 Mar 1858
  • Company: C
  • Franklin Hawkes Farnsworth was born on 17 Jan 1842 at Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Benjamin Franklin Farnsworth and Cynthia Austiss Hawkes.
  • Franklin Hawkes Farnsworth was enumerated in the household of Benjamin Franklin Farnsworth and Cynthia Austiss Hawkes in the 1850 US Federal Census on 19 Aug 1850 at Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as follows:
    Benjamin F. FARNSWORTH, 33, m, farmer, with an estate worth $250, b. in Massachusetts (as were all the family)
    Cynthia, 32, f
    **Franklin H., 8, m
    John E. , 6, m
    George W., 3, m
    Frederick F., 1, m

    Nextdoor, in house number 63 lives one Alice HAWKES, age 72, with an estate of $ 1800.

    One door further, in house number 64, live Franklin's grandparents -- Benjamin FARNSWORTH, age 69, and Dorcus (Whittemore), age 68. With them are four women who are likely their daughters -- Caroline, 43, Dorcus E., 36, Lydia, 25, and Angelina, age 22.

    The other direction, in house number 58, live Asa D. FARNSWORTH, a farmer, age 41, and Betsy, 42 -- along with their five sons and two daughters.

  • On 17 Mar 1858 his mother, Cynthia Austiss Hawkes, died at Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 40.
  • After 1858 Franklin's widowed father, Benjamin Franklin Farnsworth, remarried to Mary E. Hersey.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Franklin gave his occupation as farmer.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Franklin mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 19 years, 5 months and 25 days old.
  • He died on 31 May 1862 at The Battle of Fair Oaks, Henrico County, Virginia, From Marvin's history of Lancaster -- "He was a good soldier, and was in the battles of Ball's Bluff, Yorktown, Williamsburg and Fair Oaks. He was a young man of much promise, and his early death was a serious loss to friends and acquaintances.". He was 20 years, 4 months and 14 days old.
  • He was buried in 1862 at North Village Cemetery, Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, (Note: it is unclear if this is a family memorial or if he is physically buried here. Some sources say he was buried at the battlefield. slh Sep 2004.)
  • An obituary for Franklin Hawkes Farnsworth was published on 10 Jun 1862 at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, as follows: Killed at the battle of Fair Oaks, before Richmond, FRANKLIN H., eldest son of MR. BENJ. F. FARNSWORTH, of Lancaster, Mass., --of Co. C, 15th Regiment M.V.M. -- from Boston Daily Evening Transcript, Tuesday, June 10, 1862.
  • Between 1862 - 1864 John Edward Farnsworth and George Walter Farnsworth, Franklin's brothers, both joined Company H of the 34th MVI in July 1862 and January 1864. Both mustered out in June of 1865. The next brother, Frederick, is said to have run away to join up, but he was sent home for being too young.
  • In 1868 Franklin Hawkes Farnsworth was included on the Civil War memorial at Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, on the memorial tablets at Lancaster Town Library.
  • On 23 Aug 1890 Benjamin Franklin Farnsworth received a pension to surviving family member in Massachusetts based on Franklin's service; his father was granted certificate number 307883.
  • Benjamin Franklin Farnsworth, his father, survived Franklin Hawkes Farnsworth and died on 16 Feb 1893 at Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 75.
  • This family is well documented. See "Farnsworth Memorial II", by Moses F. Farnsworth.

  • Last Edited: 9 Apr 2016

John R. Farnum

b. June 1838, d. 5 August 1926

John R. Farnum
  • Father: George van Renselear Farnum b. 12 Sep 1812, d. 3 Jul 1871
  • Mother: Nancy V. Webb b. 17 Mar 1813, d. 31 Mar 1888
  • Company: B
  • John R. Farnum was born in Jun 1838 at Smithfield, Providence County, Rhode Island, son of George van Renselear Farnum and Nancy V. Webb.
  • John R. Farnum was enumerated in the household of George van Renselear Farnum and Nancy V. Webb in the 1860 US Federal Census on 19 Jun 1860 at Marlborough, Cheshire County, New Hampshire, as:
    Geo. R. Farnum, 47, scythe maker, b. VT
    Nancy R., 47, b. MA
    Oscar W., 24, b. RI
    **John R., 21, b. RI
    Rebecca, 17, b. MA
    Mary E., 15, b. NH
    Harriet C., 12, b. MA
    William, 10, b. MA
    Edward, 8, b. NH
    Jerome, 5, b. NH.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, John gave his occupation as scythe maker.
  • In 1861 John was living at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 John mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 23 years and 1 month old.
  • On 19 Dec 1862 John was promoted to Corporal.
  • John R. Farnum was mentioned in an article that Amable Beaudry wrote later in life for a publication (unidentified) telling of his experiences at Gettysburg. (from the family files of Jill Gibbs. Click icon to read.)
  • On 3 Jul 1863 John was taken prisoner at The Battle of Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania; he escaped and rejoined his company on 5 July 1863.
  • On 22 Jul 1863 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, John R. Farnum was reported as missing at Gettysburg.
  • On 11 Jul 1864 John ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts having fulfilled his term of service.

  • On 15 Aug 1864 John R. Farnum, 26, married Ellen L. Wheeler, daughter of Phillip M. Wheeler and Louisa [--?--], at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • John R. Farnum and Ellen L. Wheeler were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 8 Jun 1870 at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Farnam, John R., 31, blacksmith, b. RI
    ---, Ellen L., 27, b. RI
    Marrim L., 2, b. MA
    Wheeler, Louisa, 57, b. NH.
  • On 1 Jul 1879 at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, John R. Farnum attended the annual reunion of Company B, 15th Massachusetts, the Fitchburg Fisiliers. (Click icon to read the report in the Fitchburg Sentinel.)
  • He and Ellen L. Wheeler were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 4 Jun 1880 at Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio, as:
    Farnim, John R., 41, knife maker, b. RI
    ---, Ellen E., 27, wife
    ---, Marien, 12, daur, b. MA
    ---, Ines N., 6, daur, b. MA
    Wheeler, Luisa, 67, mother (-in-law.)
  • In Jun 1886 John was living at Marlborough, Cheshire County, New Hampshire.
  • On 28 Jun 1888 at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, John R. Farnum attended a reunion of Company B, The Fusiliers.
  • He was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Marlborough, Cheshire County, New Hampshire, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company B, noting that he was taken prisoner at the Battle of Gettysburg and escaped back to his regiment.
  • He made application at New Hampshire for a veteran's pension on 4 Apr 1892, received certificate number 937592.
  • On 28 Jun 1894 at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, John R. Farnum attended the annual reunion of Company B ("Fitchburg Fusiliers"). From The Fitchburg Sentinel, 28 June 1894
    Veteran Fusiliers' Reunion
    On a bright June day like this, 33 years ago, today, the Fitchburg Fusiliers marched down Main street to the old depot and took a train for Worcester where they, with the other companies of the 15th Mass. regiment went into camp at Camp Scott, remaining till Aug. 8, when they went to the front.
    The survivors of the company, with honorary members of the association and other friends, held their annual reunion at Whalom park, today. A good number of lady friends of the veterans were present.
    The business meeting was held in the grove at 11:30 a.m. The following officers and members of the company responded to roll call. Gen. John W. Kimball, Capt. Charles H. Eager, Lieut. J. Myron Goddard, Sergt. Walter A. Eames, Privates John R. Farnum, Artemas A. Gibson, William Gibson, Granville C. Hosmer, Wallace W. Holman, Edward S. Kendall, Herbert D. McIntire, Joseph B. Matthews, George G. Taylor, Henry F. Whittemore. Honorary members -- Harrington Sibley, Charles May, F. A. Monroe, Edward F. Kimball, Albert McIntire, Samuel Osborne, Elmer W. Holman, C. A. Tenney, C. H. Toomey, James Harrington.
    The record of the last meeting was read by the clerk, E. S. Kendall, and approved and the report of the treasurer showing a balance of $41.59 was accepted.
    The following officers were chosen -- Capt, John W. Kimball; first leiutenant, J. Myron Goddard, Wakefield; second lieutenant, Charles H. Eager, Belmont; clerk and treasurer, Edward S. Kendall, Westminster; auditors -- Gen. J. W. Kimball, Herbert D. McIntire, Artemas A. Gibson.
  • On 23 Jul 1895 John and Ellen's daughter, Marion Louise Farnum married James W. Peckham at Bennington, Bennington County, Vermont.
  • On 11 May 1898 at "The Fitchburg Sentinel", Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, John R. Farnum was mentioned in an article as an original member of the Fitchburg Fusiliers.
  • On 29 Jun 1901 at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, John R. Farnum attended the 40th reunion of Company B.
  • On 28 Apr 1902 John and Ellen's daughter, Inez Marjory Farnum married James Gilbert Fancy at Marlborough, Cheshire County, New Hampshire.
  • On 29 Jun 1903 at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, John R. Farnum attended the 35th annual reunion of Company B, 15th Mass.
  • On 28 Jun 1905 at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, John R. Farnum attended a reunion of the Fitchburg Fusiliers, Company B of the 15th Massachusetts, as reported in the Fitchburg Sentinel. (click icon to read report.)
  • On 27 Jun 1908 at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, John R. Farnum attended the 40th annual reunion of Company B, 15th Mass.
  • In Jun 1909 John was living at Marlborough, Cheshire County, New Hampshire.
  • On 26 Jun 1909 at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, John R. Farnum attended the 41st reunion of Company B, The Fusiliers.
  • He and Ellen L. Wheeler were enumerated in the 1910 US Federal Census on 25 Apr 1910 at Marlborough, Cheshire County, New Hampshire.
  • John R. Farnum and Ellen L. Wheeler were enumerated in the 1920 US Federal Census on 12 Jan 1920 at Marlborough, Cheshire County, New Hampshire.
  • John's wife, Ellen L. Wheeler, died and was buried in 1923 at Pine Grove Cemetery, Marlborough, Cheshire County, New Hampshire, at age 80 years.
  • John R. Farnum died on 5 Aug 1926 at Fort Meade, Polk County, Florida, apparently visiting or living with his youngest daughter. He was 88 years and 2 months old.
  • He was buried in Aug 1926 at Pine Grove Cemetery, Marlborough, Cheshire County, New Hampshire.
  • On 22 Oct 1926 at "The Webster Evening Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, John R. Farnum was remembered at the 60th reunion of Company I as among those who had died within the previous year. (click icon to read.)
  • Last Edited: 17 Apr 2016

Family: Ellen L. Wheeler b. 1843, d. 1923

  • Marion Louise Farnum b. 17 Apr 1868, d. 5 Sep 1941
  • Inez Marjory Farnum b. 8 Aug 1874, d. 2 Jul 1930

George W. Farr

b. between 1838 and 1839, d. 1 October 1891
  • Father: William T. Farr b. 15 Apr 1813, d. 23 Sep 1869
  • Mother: Louisa M. Wilder b. 28 Aug 1815, d. 8 Jun 1863
  • Company: D
  • George W. Farr was born between 1838 - 1839 at Walpole, Cheshire County, New Hampshire, son of William T. Farr and Louisa M. Wilder.
  • George W. Farr was enumerated in the household of William T. Farr and Louisa M. Wilder in the 1860 US Federal Census on 24 Jul 1860 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Wm. T. Farr, 47, boot clicker, b. NH
    Louisa M., 44, b. NH
    **George W., 21, clerk, b. NH.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, George gave his occupation as clerk.

  • On 25 Aug 1861 George mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Starting 28 Aug 1862, William T. Farr, his father, served in the Company D, 51st Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, being discharged on 29 May 1863 at New Berne, NC as fourth Sergeant.
  • On 8 Jun 1863 his mother, Louisa M. Wilder, died at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 47.
  • On 15 Sep 1863 George was promoted to Corporal.
  • On 15 May 1864 George was wounded at Spotsylvania Courthouse, Virginia, and apparently captured.
  • George wrote a journal covering the dates from 3 May 1864 to 22 May 1865, detailing his prison experiences. Provided courtesey of Ryan M. Cooper.
  • On 27 Jul 1864 George ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by administrative transfer to the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.

  • On 3 Feb 1865, Samuel Wallace Armington was reported as a released prisoner bringing news of other prisoners:
    From Southern Prisons
    S. W. Armington of Rutland, Mass., a released prisoner who was for more than a year an inmate of the rebel prisons at Belle Island, Andersonville, Charlston and Florence reports the following Massachusetts soldiers as having died in prison:
    At Richmond: Henry Frissell, Co. G, 15th Regiment; John Savage, 25th regiment.
    At Andersonville: Walter Stetson, Co. G. 15th regiment.
    At Millen: C. A. Gleason, Co. D, 15th regiment.
    Left in prison at Florence and well: Sergt. James Comrie, Co. E., Sergt. Tripp, Co. A, Sergt Cummings, Co. C, Corp. George Farr, Co. D., C. A. Green, Co. D, all of the 15th regiment.
    at "The Worcester Daily Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 27 Mar 1865, George was exchanged from prison.
  • He ended his service with 20th Massachusetts by discharge on 22 May 1865.
  • On 7 Jun 1865 George's widowed father, William T. Farr, remarried to Anna E. Holbrook at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 23 Sep 1869 his father, William T. Farr, died at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of lockjaw and paralysis caused by a fall at age 56.
  • George W. Farr married Mary A. [--?--]
  • George W. Farr was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Brooklyn, Kings County, New York, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company D.
  • He died on 1 Oct 1891 at New York.
  • He was buried in 1891 at Rural Cemetery, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, near his parents.
    Comrade J. Brainerd Hall feels that he has accomplished a great thing in securing for the late Comrade George W. Farr's grave a government headstone. The headstone arrived here a few days ago and was placed in position at Rural cemetery Wednesday. (Worcester Daily Spy, 13 Aug 1896.)
  • On 1 Oct 1891 Mary A. [--?--] received a pension to surviving family member in New York based on George's service; his wife, received certificate number 386778.
  • Last Edited: 17 Apr 2016

Family: Mary A. [--?--]

William Farrell

b. September 1839, d. 14 April 1925
  • Company: K
  • William Farrell was born in Sep 1839 at Cumberland, Providence County, Rhode Island.
  • This man is believed to be the son of Francis and Ann Farrell from Ireland, who are found in the 1850 census of Blackstone, Worcester County, Massachusetts. If so he has a brother Michael, b. 1834-1835 in N. Y., and a younger sister, Ann.
    Noted: in the 1890 Veterans' Census, Michael Farrell who fought in the 10th Massachusetts was enumerated in Canton, Norfolk, MA, right next to William.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, William gave his occupation as mason.
  • William Farrell married Mary Gaffney.
  • In 1861 William was living at Blackstone, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 1 Jul 1861 William mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Blackstone, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 21 years and 10 months old.
  • On 15 May 1864 William was wounded.
  • On 18 May 1864 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, William Farrell was noted among the wounded at the Battle of the Wilderness.
  • On 25 May 1864 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, William Farrell was mentioned among the casualties.
  • On 28 Jul 1864 William ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to expiration of term of service.

  • He and Mary Gaffney were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 21 Jul 1870 at Canton, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, as:
    Farrell, William, 21, works in cotton mill, b. Ireland
    ---, Mary, 20, b. Ireland
    ---, Francis, 4, b. MA
    ---, Mary, Jr., 3, b. MA
    ---, Eliza, 1/12, b. MA in April.
  • William Farrell made application for a veteran's pension in May 1878, and received certificate number 158361.
  • He and Mary Gaffney were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 17 Jun 1880 at Canton, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, as:
    William Farrell, 42      Rhode Island, works in twine factory
    Mary Farrell, Wife, 36, Ireland
    Francis B Farrell, Son, 15, Massachusetts
    Mary Farrell, Daughter, 13, Massachusetts
    William Farrell, Son, 8, Massachusetts
    Agnes Farrell, Daughter, 5, Massachusetts
    Frederic Farrell, Son, 3, Massachusetts
    Ellen Farrell, Daughter, 0, Massachusetts
    Elizabeth Farrell, Daughter, 10, Massachusetts.
  • On 25 Dec 1889 William and Mary's daughter, Mary Winnefred Farrell married Dennis Cadigan at Canton, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • William Farrell was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Canton, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company K.
  • On 23 Apr 1899 William and Mary's daughter, Agnes Farrell married Timothy J. O'Leary at Framingham, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • William Farrell and Mary Gaffney were enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 20 Jun 1900 at Sherborn, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, as:
    Farrell, William, b. Sep 1839, married 39 years, b. RI (of Irish parents)
    ---, Mary, wife, b. ?? 1846, six of 7 children, b. Ireland, immig 1850
    ---, Lizzie, daur, b. Apr 1869, single, b. MA, paper box maker
    ---, Ella, daur, b. Feb 1882, single, b. MA, paper box maker
    Cadigan, Mary, daur, b. May 1867, married eight years, two of two children living, b. MA, leather box maker.
  • On 29 Sep 1901 William and Mary's daughter, Ella Farrell married Orbin Elston Merritt at South Framingham, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • On 3 Aug 1902 William and Mary's daughter, Mary Winnefred Farrell married John Henry Simpson at South Framingham, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for him and the second for her after widowhood.
  • William Farrell and Mary Gaffney were enumerated in the 1910 US Federal Census on 26 Apr 1910 at Sherborn, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, as:
    Farrell, William, 70, married 49 years
    ---, Mary G., wife, 64, six of seven children living, b. NY
    Cadigan, Beatrice, g-daur, 18, single, b. MA
    ---, Irene, g-daur, 16, b. MA.
  • Before 1920 Mary Gaffney, his wife, died.
  • William Farrell died on 14 Apr 1925 at Framingham, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. He was 85 years and 7 months old.
  • Last Edited: 12 Apr 2017

Family: Mary Gaffney b. between 1843 - 1844, d. before 1920

  • Francis B. Farrell b. 5 Apr 1865
  • Mary Winnefred Farrell b. 13 May 1868, d. after 1940
  • Elizabeth Farrell b. 17 Apr 1870
  • William Farrell Jr. b. 4 Aug 1872
  • Agnes Farrell b. 10 Sep 1874
  • Frederic Farrell b. 31 Mar 1877, d. 20 Aug 1902
  • Ella Farrell b. 13 Feb 1880

Daniel Parker Farris

b. 24 August 1817, d. 7 March 1893
  • Father: William Farris b. 20 Dec 1754, d. 19 Oct 1841
  • Mother: Martha Long b. between 1795 - 1796
  • Company: H
  • Daniel Parker Farris was born on 24 Aug 1817 at Vassalboro, Kennebec County, Maine, son of William Farris and Martha Long.
  • On 15 Oct 1848 Daniel Parker Farris, 31, married Elvira E. D. Lawrence, 17, daughter of William P. Lawrence and Elizabeth Gordon, at Rockport, Knox County, Maine.
  • Daniel Parker Farris and Elvira E. D. Lawrence were enumerated in the 1850 US Federal census on 31 Jul 1850 at Hope, Waldo County, Maine, as:
    Daniel Farris, 31, farmer, b. ME
    Elvira, 18, b. ME
    Martha E., 9/12, b. ME.
  • Daniel Parker Farris and Elvira E. D. Lawrence were enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 6 Jul 1860 at Sutton P. O., Upton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Daniel P. Ferris, 41, farmer, b. ME
    Alvira D., 29, b. ME
    Martha E., 11, b. ME
    Frank E., 6, b. ME
    Wm. H., 5, b. MA
    Elijah W., 1, b. MA
    Wm. P. Lawrence, 63, farm labor, b. ME.
  • 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 Uxbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Daniel Parker Farris was described as 5' 11", blue eyes, black hair, and a dark complexion.

  • On 2 Dec 1861 Daniel mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Uxbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 44 years, 3 months and 8 days old.
  • On 16 Mar 1862 Daniel ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to disability.

  • Starting 8 Feb 1864, Daniel also served in the 57th Mass. Inf. Reg, Cos. K and H as a Private.
  • On 1 May 1864, Daniel was absent sick.
  • On 13 Oct 1864, Daniel was returned to his unit.
  • On 27 Oct 1864, Daniel was absent sick.
  • On 2 Dec 1864, Daniel was returned to his unit.
  • On 1 May 1865, Daniel was absent sick until the date of his discharge.
  • He ended his service with the 57th with a discharge due to disability on 31 Jul 1865.
  • On 31 Dec 1876 his son, Elijah W. Farris, died at Uxbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 18 in a shooting accident.
  • Daniel and Elvira's daughter, Georgianna Farris married George E. Southwick.
  • Daniel Parker Farris and Elvira E. D. Lawrence were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 22 Jun 1880 at Uxbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Daniel P. FARRIS, 59, b. ME, a farmer, whose father was born in England and his mother was born in MA. It is noted that he is "rheumatic".
    His wife Elvira and son George are enumerated with him.
  • Daniel Parker Farris made application for a veteran's pension on 2 Jan 1887, for his service in the 57th Massachusetts, but no further details are known.
  • He was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Uxbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts, as well as the 57th Massachusetts.
  • He died on 7 Mar 1893 at Uxbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 75 years, 6 months and 11 days old.
  • He was buried in Mar 1893 at Prospect Hill Cemetery, Uxbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Elvira E. D. Lawrence received a pension to surviving family member based on Daniel's service; his wife, received certificate number 397827.
  • He's surviving family was enumerated in the household of Georgianna Farris in the 1900 US Federal Census on 18 Jun 1900 at Uxbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, his widowed daughter as:
    Southwick, Georgia A., head b. Jun 1861, 38 widowed, b. MA (of ME parents)
    ---, Florence E., daur, b. Apr 1879
    ---, Frank E., son, b. Nov 1882
    ---, Edna L., daur, b. Mar 1889
    ---, George L., son, b. Sep 1891
    ---, Warren, son, b. Oct 1892
    ---, Harvey E., son, b. Apr 1895
    Burke, Sarah M., boarder, b. July 1872, widowed, b. MA
    nextdoor to his widow:
    Farris, Elvira D., head, b. Jan 1831, widowed b. ME, noting that only two of her seven children are still living. The other is George, who also lives in Uxbridge with his wife and daughter.
  • Last Edited: 9 Apr 2016

Family: Elvira E. D. Lawrence b. 29 Jun 1831

  • Martha E. Farris b. Oct 1849
  • Frank Rise Farris b. between 1853 - 1854
  • William Henry Farris b. 24 Aug 1855
  • Elijah W. Farris b. 17 Apr 1858, d. 31 Dec 1876
  • Georgianna Farris b. 17 Jun 1861
  • Daughter Farris b. 4 Dec 1863
  • George Parker Farris b. 10 Sep 1866, d. 15 Apr 1927

George W. Faulkner

b. 1 October 1832, d. 15 March 1899
  • Father: Festus Faulkner b. 12 Apr 1803, d. 17 Apr 1889
  • Mother: Roxana Bassett b. 24 Jun 1804, d. 24 Mar 1891
  • Company: E
  • George W. Faulkner was born on 1 Oct 1832 at Killingly, Windham County, Connecticut, son of Festus Faulkner and Roxana Bassett.
  • George W. Faulkner was enumerated in the 1850 US Federal census on 14 Sep 1850 at Southbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    George Faulkner, 19, bake house, b. CT
    in the household of:
    Nathan Pratt.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, George gave his occupation as baker.

  • On 24 Dec 1861 George mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Southbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 29 years, 2 months and 23 days old.
  • On 26 Aug 1862, Festus Faulkner Jr., his brother, was a carpenter from Westborough, enlisted as a musician in the 51st Massachusetts Infantry, mustering out 27 July 1863 at Worcester.
  • On 24 Dec 1863 George was promoted to Commissary Sergeant.
  • On 28 Apr 1864, Festus Faulkner Jr., his brother, was enlisted a second time in the 6th Company, Massachusetts Unattached Regiment, mustering out 02 August 1864.
  • On 27 Jul 1864 George ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by transfer to the 20th MVI.

  • Starting 28 Jul 1864, George also served in the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company "E."
  • He ended his service by mustering out on 2 Sep 1864.
  • On 21 Sep 1872 George W. Faulkner, 39, married Anna L. Morse, 25, daughter of Aaron Morse and Mary A. Elliott, at Southbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • In 1879 George was living at Southbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 5 Jul 1879 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, George W. Faulkner was mentioned in the report on the 12th annual reunion of Company E, 15th Massachusetts Infantry.
  • He and Anna L. Morse were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 7 Jun 1880 at Southbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Faulkner, Geo. W., 49, proprietor restaurant, b. CT
    ---, Anna L., 29, wife, b. CT
    ---, Lula E., 4, daur, b. MA.
  • George W. Faulkner was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Southbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company E. (Note: his brother Festus is enumerated right next to him.)
  • On 28 Jun 1890 at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, George W. Faulkner attended the 23rd annual reunion of Company E, 15th Massachusetts Infantry.
  • He made application at Massachusetts for a veteran's pension on 18 Feb 1891, and received certificate number 721569.
  • On 28 Jun 1894 at Grand Army Hall, Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, George W. Faulkner attended a reunion of Company E, as reported in the Worcester Daily Spy the following day.
  • He died on 15 Mar 1899 at Southbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of heart disease. He was 66 years, 5 months and 14 days old.
  • He was buried in Mar 1899 at Southbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, possibly in Oak Ridge Cemetery.
  • On 21 Aug 1899 Anna L. Morse received a pension to surviving family member in Massachusetts based on George's service; his wife, received certificate 484688.
  • Anna, his wife, outlived George and died on 25 Jun 1902 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 54.
  • In 1914 George W. Faulkner was included on the Civil War memorial at Southbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Last Edited: 12 Apr 2017

Family: Anna L. Morse b. 4 Sep 1847, d. 25 Jun 1902

  • Bulah E. Faulkner b. 21 Dec 1875

Eugene Lebbeus Fay

b. 15 July 1845, d. 28 September 1866
  • Father: John A. Fay b. 27 Dec 1816, d. 4 Mar 1890
  • Mother: Celia Fitts b. 31 May 1817, d. 9 Jan 1888
  • Company: D
  • Eugene Lebbeus Fay was born on 15 Jul 1845 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of John A. Fay and Celia Fitts.
  • Eugene Lebbeus Fay was enumerated in the household of John A. Fay and Celia Fitts in the 1850 US Federal Census on 8 Aug 1850 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    John A. Fay, 33, machinist, b. CT
    Celia, 33, b. CT
    Ellen H., 13, b. MA
    Gilbert, 12, b. MA
    Addison A., 7, b. MA
    **Eugene L., 5, b. MA
    Eldora, 3/12, b. MA.
  • Eugene Lebbeus Fay was enumerated in the household of John A. Fay and Celia Fitts in the 1860 US Federal Census on 13 Jun 1860 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    John A. Fay, 43, machinist, $800 personal property, b. MA (?), as were all
    Celia, 43,
    Adison N., 16,
    **Eugene L., 14,
    Isadora M., 5
    Ida J., 3/12.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1862, Eugene gave his occupation as machinist.
  • In 1862 Eugene was living at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 9 Jul 1862 Eugene mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 16 years, 11 months and 24 days old.
  • On 9 Jan 1863 Eugene ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to disability.

  • Eugene also served in the 42nd Massachusetts, Company "E" (100 days.)
  • Eugene also served in the 61st Massachusetts, Company "I" (1 year.)
  • On 17 Jan 1865 Addison Neville Fay, his brother, mustered into Co. I, 61st Massachusetts Infantry and mustered out on 16 Jul 1865.
  • Eugene Lebbeus Fay was enumerated in the household of Celia Fitts in the State census in 1865 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Celia Fay, 48, widow, b. CT
    Gilbert C Fay, 26, bowling saloon
    Addison N Fay, 21, soldier
    Eugene L Fay, 19, painter
    Isadore M Fay, 10.
  • Eugene Lebbeus Fay died on 28 Sep 1866 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of "painter's cholic". He was 21 years, 2 months and 13 days old.
  • He was buried in Sep 1866 at Hope Cemetery, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Last Edited: 27 Jul 2012

Patrick Feighan

b. 1843, d. 7 April 1893
  • Company: E
  • Patrick Feighan was born about in 1843 at Ireland.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Patrick gave his occupation as shoemaker.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Patrick mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 18 years old.
  • On 21 Oct 1861 Patrick was wounded at The Battle of Ball's Bluff, Leesburg, Virginia.
  • On 21 Oct 1861 Patrick was taken prisoner at The Battle of Ball's Bluff, Leesburg, Virginia.
  • On 30 Oct 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Patrick Feighan was included, with 304 other men, among "The Killed Wounded and Missing of the Fifteenth Regiment," after Ball's Bluff.
  • John Toomey wrote a letter to Dennis Toomey on 20 Nov 1861, mentioning Patrick Feighan, as follows:
    Camp Foster, Poolesville, Maryland
    November 20th 1861
    Dear Father and Mother.
    I write these few lines to you hopeing to find you in good health as this leaves me in at present thank God.
    Dear Parents. the weather is getting very cold now out here. they talk of moving away from here and going to Baltimore, but I dont no know true it is.
    we have been paid to day. we received two months pay which is 26 dollars and enclosed you will find 25 dollars in Government notes.
    Dear parents we had a letter from Lieutenant Vassel who is a prisoner in Richmond Via. he states that there is twenty of the boys belong to our company in prison with him. the wounded are not in Richmond. they are is Leesburgh. he said in his letter that he saw Patrick Feagen three hours after the flight and says that he was wounded. he did not say anything more about him. I think that if he was in danger of death from his wounds that he would mention it.
    Dear parents tell his sister about it and tell her that I am going to write to some of our boys who are wounded in Leesburgh and find out whether he is dead or alive. but I hope and trust in God that he is alive. I am almost sure that he is alive but I shall find out in a few days so as to be sure and as soon as I can find out, I shall write and let his sister no all about it. but I think that whe will see him in Oxford again and I hope she will. I miss him more than all the rest of the boys from our company.
    Dear parents I hope you and my brothers and sisters are in good health. I wish that you would write to me oftener than you do for I feel lonesome if I dont get a letter when the mail comes. Dear mother I have sent my picture by one of the wounded men that was going hime. he is a friend of Jonathan Dana and will leave it there for you. give my love to all inquiring friends. no more at present from your son
    John Toomey.
  • On 20 Nov 1861 at "The Worcester Daily Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Patrick Feighan was listed with 195 other men among the prisoners taken at Ball's Bluff.
  • On 22 Feb 1862 at "The New York Times", New York City, New York, Patrick Fegan was mentioned, with 61 other men of the 15th Massachusetts, in an article about the return of prisoners under a flag of truce:
    National Prisoners Released, Arrival of Four hundred at Fortres Monroe
    Notice having been received by Gen. Wool, that some 400 exchanged prisoners would be sent down the James River Yesterday, the "George Washington" and "Express" left at about noon for the appointed meeting place.
    The rebel boat was appointed to meet us at 3 o'clock, but at that time she was not in sight, and shortly after a heavy fog shut down, making it impossible to move in any direction. The two boats were then fastened together, and having dropped anchor, waited for the rebel boat to appear.
    The fog did not lift till late in the evening, when the wind blew so fresh that the boats dragged their anchors and had to be separated. This morning at sunrise the expected prisoners made their appearance, on the "William Allison," which it seemed had also anchored for the night a few miles above us. The return passage was made without any incident, and the prisoners arrived here about 10 o'clock this forenoon. The returned prisoners will be immediately sent north. (Note: here follows a complete list of the released prisoners who arrived by a flag of truce from Richmond.)
  • On 27 Sep 1862 Patrick ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to disability from wounds.

  • On 11 Apr 1863 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Patrick Feighan was included in the published list of Oxford volunteers.
  • He made application for a veteran's pension on 16 Jul 1864, received certificate number 40519.
  • He was enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 5 Aug 1870 at Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Fegan, Patrick, 27, works in shoe factory, b. Ireland
    living in the household of:
    Daniel Toomey, 37, b. Ireland.
  • In Jul 1879 Patrick was living at Soldiers' Home, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, and was "on furlough at Racine", according to the "Webster Times."
  • On 5 Jul 1879 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Patrick Feighan was mentioned in the report on the 12th annual reunion of Company E, 15th Massachusetts Infantry.
  • He died on 7 Apr 1893 at City Hospital, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, unmarried, of cardiac disease. He was 50 years old.
  • He was buried in Apr 1893 at Saint Roch’s Cemetery, Federal Hill Rd., Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 7 Jul 1893 Patrick Feighan was remembered at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Last Edited: 4 Sep 2012

Joseph E. Fellows

b. 1838, d. 20 March 1865
  • Father: Joseph Fellows b. 1815
  • Mother: Sarah A. Rowell b. 1819, d. 2 Apr 1909
  • Company: E
  • Joseph E. Fellows was born about in 1838 at Bridgewater, Grafton County, New Hampshire, son of Joseph Fellows and Sarah A. Rowell.
  • Joseph E. Fellows was enumerated in the household of Joseph Fellows and Sarah A. Rowell in the 1850 US Federal Census on 16 Oct 1850 at Rumney, Grafton County, New Hampshire, as:
    Joseph Fellows, 35, shoemaker, b. NH
    Sarah, 31, b. VT
    **Joseph E., 11, b. NH (as were all the children)
    Charles N., 10
    Sarabeth, 8
    Harriet, 4
    John W., 2
    William, 22, farmer.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Joseph gave his occupation as shoemaker.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Joseph mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 23 years old.
  • On 21 Oct 1861 Joseph was taken prisoner at The Battle of Ball's Bluff, Leesburg, Virginia.
  • On 30 Oct 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Joseph E. Fellows 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, Joseph E. Fellows was listed with 195 other men among the prisoners taken at Ball's Bluff.
  • Joseph was paroled from prison.
  • On 11 Apr 1863 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Joseph E. Fellows was included in the published list of Oxford volunteers.
  • He's parents Joseph Fellows and Sarah A. Rowell were divorced on 23 Jul 1863 at New Hampshire.
  • On 26 Dec 1863, Joseph was reenlisted having received a bounty of $437.99.
  • On 25 Feb 1864 Joseph E. Fellows married Sarah Annie Chatterton, 17, daughter of Joseph Chatterton and Sarah Kenworthy, at Auburn, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • On 22 Jun 1864 Joseph was taken prisoner at Petersburg, Virginia.
  • On 27 Jul 1864 Joseph ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by administrative transfer to the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.

  • On 24 Aug 1864 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Joseph E. Fellows was reported among the prisoners, for a total of four commissioned officers and seventy-seven enlisted men.
  • He died on 20 Mar 1865 at Andersonville Prison, Andersonville, Sumter County, Georgia, of scorbutus, as a prisoner of war. He was 27 years old.
  • He was buried in Mar 1865 at Andersonville National Cemetery, Andersonville, Sumter County, Georgia, grave # 12819.
  • On 26 Aug 1865 Sarah Annie Chatterton received a pension to surviving family member based on Joseph's service; his wife, received certificate number 69533.
  • Joseph's widow, Sarah Annie Chatterton remarried to Joseph E. Way.
  • In 1890 Joseph E. Fellows was included on the Civil War memorial at Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Click HERE to see the full listing.
  • Last Edited: 23 Aug 2016

Family: Sarah Annie Chatterton b. 1 Jul 1846, d. 1937