John T. Gilbreth

b. 1840, d. 17 March 1863
  • Father: Samuel Gilbreth b. 1792, d. 19 Dec 1874
  • Mother: Emily Taggart b. 1800, d. 20 Aug 1872
  • Company: 1_SS
  • John T. Gilbreth was born about in 1840 at Maine, son of Samuel Gilbreth and Emily Taggart.
  • John T. Gilbreth was enumerated in the household of Samuel Gilbreth and Emily Taggart in the 1850 US Federal Census on 14 Aug 1850 at Belfast, Waldo County, Maine, as:
    Saml Gailbreath, 53, miller, b. ME (as were all)
    Emmily, 45
    James, 28, sailor
    Martha, 24
    **Saml G., 21, sailor
    Esther, 18
    David, 14
    Emily, 12.
  • John T. Gilbreth was enumerated in the household of Samuel Gilbreth and Emily Taggart in the 1860 US Federal Census on 25 Jun 1860 at Belfast, Waldo County, Maine, as:
    Sam'l Gilbrith, 66, laborer, b. ME (as were all)
    Emely, 55
    Martha A., 34
    **Samuel G., 30. seaman
    Esther, 28, dress-maker
    David T., 24, seaman
    Emely T., 22, domestic
    Francis A., 15, laborer
    Alice C., 12
    **John T., 19, laborer.
  • In 1861 John was living at Belfast, Waldo County, Maine.
  • At the time of his enlistment, John gave his occupation as Farmer.

  • On 2 Sep 1861 John T. Gilbreth mustered into service with the 1st Company Massachusetts Sharpshooters. He was 21 years old.
  • John T. Gilbreth and Samuel Gordon Gilbreth, brothers, served together in the 1st Company, Andrew Sharpshooters.
  • John T. Gilbreth died on 17 Mar 1863 at U. S. General Hospital, Chester, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, of disease. He was 23 years old.
  • He was buried at Head of the Tide Cemetery, Belfast, Waldo County, Maine, Lot 7, N Range, with his brother and parents.
  • Samuel, his brother, outlived John and died on 18 Jun 1864 at Petersburg, Virginia, killed in action at age 34.
  • On 18 Feb 1868 Emily Gilbreth received a pension to surviving family member based on John's service; his mother, received certificate number 121093.
  • Last Edited: 9 Sep 2016

Samuel Gordon Gilbreth

b. 8 March 1830, d. 18 June 1864
  • Father: Samuel Gilbreth b. 1792, d. 19 Dec 1874
  • Mother: Emily Taggart b. 1800, d. 20 Aug 1872
  • Company: 1_SS
  • Samuel Gordon Gilbreth was born on 8 Mar 1830 at Belfast, Waldo County, Maine, son of Samuel Gilbreth and Emily Taggart.
  • On 16 May 1858 Samuel Gordon Gilbreth, 28, married Sarah E. Maddock, daughter of Daniel R. Maddocks and Mary [--?--], at Belfast, Waldo County, Maine.
  • On 25 Mar 1860 Sarah E. Maddock, his wife, died at Belfast, Waldo County, Maine.
  • Samuel Gordon Gilbreth was enumerated in the household of Samuel Gilbreth and Emily Taggart in the 1860 US Federal Census on 25 Jun 1860 at Belfast, Waldo County, Maine, as:
    Sam'l Gilbrith, 66, laborer, b. ME (as were all)
    Emely, 55
    Martha A., 34
    **Samuel G., 30. seaman
    Esther, 28, dress-maker
    David T., 24, seaman
    Emely T., 22, domestic
    Francis A., 15, laborer
    Alice C., 12
    **John T., 19, laborer.
  • In 1861 Samuel was living at Belfast, Waldo County, Maine.
  • At the time of his enlistment, Samuel gave his occupation as Sailor.

  • On 2 Sep 1861 Samuel G. Gilbreth mustered into service with the 1st Company Massachusetts Sharpshooters. He was 31 years, 5 months and 25 days old.
  • Samuel Gordon Gilbreth and John T. Gilbreth, brothers, served together in the 1st Company, Andrew Sharpshooters.
  • On 13 Mar 1862 at "Salem Register", Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts, Samuel G. Gilbreth was mentioned in an article about the bodyguard which returned the deceased General Lander to Salem for interment. He may have been included in a group photo believed to have been taken of the Sharpshooters selected to accompany General. The officer standing at the far left is Captain John "Jack" Saunders.
  • On 17 Mar 1863 his brother, John T. Gilbreth, died at U. S. General Hospital, Chester, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, of disease.
  • On 26 Sep 1863 Samuel was promoted to 1st Lieutenant.
  • He died on 18 Jun 1864 at Petersburg, Virginia, killed in action. He was 34 years, 3 months and 10 days old.
  • He was buried at Head of the Tide Cemetery, Belfast, Waldo County, Maine, Lot 7, N Range, with his brother and parents.
  • On 20 Jun 1865 Daniel R. Maddock, Samuel's father-in-law, made application for a pension as guardian to Samuel's surviving dependants, receiving certificate number 95806.
  • He's surviving family was enumerated in the household of Daniel R. Maddocks and Mary [--?--] in the 1870 US Federal Census on 9 Jul 1870 at Belfast, Waldo County, Maine, as:
    Maddocks, Daniel R., 59, boot and shoe maker, b. ME
    ---, Mary, 62
    Gilbrith, Sarah J., 11.
  • On 25 May 1878 Samuel and Sarah's daughter, Sarah Josephine Gilbreth married Orrin George Flanders at Waldoboro, Lincoln County, Maine.
  • Samuel Gordon Gilbreth's surviving family was enumerated in the household of George O. Flanders and Sarah Josephine Gilbreth in the 1880 US Federal Census on 22 Jun 1880 at Belfast, Waldo County, Maine, as:
    George O. Flanders, 23, laborer, b. ME
    Sarah J., 21, b. ME
    where they live nextdoor to the Maddocks.
  • Last Edited: 10 Apr 2016

Family: Sarah E. Maddock b. 1835, d. 25 Mar 1860

  • Sarah Josephine Gilbreth b. 25 Feb 1859

George Sanderson Gilchrist

b. 12 April 1829, d. 31 January 1887
  • Father: James Gilchrist b. 11 Feb 1793, d. 17 Apr 1876
  • Mother: Sally Sanderson b. 2 Jul 1795, d. 27 Aug 1877
  • Company: B
  • George Sanderson Gilchrist was born on 12 Apr 1829 at Townsend, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, son of James Gilchrist and Sally Sanderson.
  • On 27 Nov 1851 George Sanderson Gilchrist, 22, married Lydia Elvira Hurd, 21, daughter of Nathan Hurd and Mary [--?--], at Townsend, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • George Sanderson Gilchrist and Lydia Elvira Hurd were enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 28 Jun 1860 at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    G. S. Gilchrist, 35, mechanic, b. MA
    L., 33 (f.), wife, b. MA (sic)
    A., 6, (f.), b. NY.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, George gave his occupation as brick mason.
  • In 1861 George was living at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 6 Aug 1861 George mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 32 years, 3 months and 25 days old.
  • On 21 Oct 1861 George was taken prisoner at The Battle of Ball's Bluff, Leesburg, Virginia.
  • Walter Abbott Eames wrote a letter to Sarah Ann Ames, his wife, on 22 Oct 1861, mentioning George Sanderson Gilchrist, as follows.
  • On 30 Oct 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, George Sanderson Gilchrist was included, with 304 other men, among "The Killed Wounded and Missing of the Fifteenth Regiment," after Ball's Bluff.
  • Walter Abbott Eames wrote a letter to Sarah Ann Ames, his wife, on 15 Nov 1861, mentioning George Sanderson Gilchrist, as follows.
  • On 20 Nov 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, George Sanderson Gilchrist was listed, with 88 other men of the 15th Massachusetts, as a prisoner at Richmond.
  • On 20 Nov 1861 at "The Worcester Daily Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, George S. Gilchrist was listed with 195 other men among the prisoners taken at Ball's Bluff.
  • On 28 Feb 1863 George ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to disability.

  • He made application for a veteran's pension in Apr 1866.
  • He and Lydia Elvira Hurd were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 3 Aug 1870 at Lunenburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Gilchrist, George S., 42, brick mason, b. MA
    ---, Lidia E., 40, b. NY
    ---, George A. L., 6, b. MA
    ---, James S., 7/12, b. MA in Oct
    Head, Nathan, 73, farm hand, b. CT
    ---, Mary S., 62, b. MA.
  • On 3 Jul 1875 Reunions Sammel-Events attended a reunion of Company B, as reported in the Fitchburg Sentinel.:
    At the reunion of Co. B, 15th regiment, at Wachusett park, the following officers were chose for the ensuing year:
    Capt. A. A. Gibson;
    Lieut. E. S. Kendall;
    2nd Lieut. Abram Scott;
    1st Sergeant, Gen. John W. Kimball. There was a good number out, and although it was replete with many a sad reminiscence, a good time was enjoyed. Walter A. Eames acted as toast-master and responses were made by Charles H. Eager, Andrew Fisher, George Gilchrist, Gen. Kimball and others. Two deaths have occurred since the last meeting. Voted, that at the next year's reunion all the widows and orphans who are of the company, shall be invited to attend.
  • On 1 Jul 1879 at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, George Sanderson Gilchrist attended the annual reunion of Company B, 15th Massachusetts, the Fitchburg Fisiliers. (Click icon to read the report in the Fitchburg Sentinel.)
  • He and Lydia Elvira Hurd were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 18 Jun 1880 at Lunenburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Gilchrist, Geo. S., 52, farmer and brick mason, b. MA (of MA parents)
    ---, Lydia A., 50, wife, b. NY (of NY parents
    ---,Albert G., 16, son, brick mason apprentice, b. MA
    ---, James, 10, son, b. MA
    Latham, Mary, 13, boarder, b. MA (b. MA (fath b. Ireland, mor b. MA)
    Sanderson, Henry, 56, boarder, single, farm labor, b. MA, b. MA.
  • On 24 Oct 1881 at "The Fitchburg Sentinel", Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, George was reported as attending a regimental reunion where he "gave a very interesting account of his experience at Ball's Bluff, where he was taken prisoner, and remained nearly eight months in Richmond and Salisbury, N.C."
  • In Jun 1886 George was living at Lunenburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • In Jun 1886 George Sanderson Gilchrist took part in the regimental reunion Excursion to the Battle-Fields of Gettysburg, PA., Antietam, MD., Ball's Bluff, Virginia and Washington, D.C.
  • He died on 31 Jan 1887 at Lunenburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 57 years, 9 months and 19 days old.
  • He was buried in Feb 1887 at North Cemetery, Lunenburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • In Apr 1887 Lydia Elvira Hurd received a pension to surviving family member based on George's service; received certificate number 560600.
  • Lydia Elvira Gilchrist was enumerated as the widow of George Sanderson Gilchrist, of the 15th Massachusetts, in the 1890 Veterans' Schedules of the US Federal Census in Jun 1890 at Lunenburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 28 Jun 1900 at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, George Sanderson Gilchrist was remembered in memorium when his widow attended a reunion of Company B of the 15th Massachusetts. Click icon to read the report in the Fitchburg Sentenel.
  • On 29 Jun 1901 at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, George Sanderson Gilchrist 's widow attended the 40th reunion of Company B.
  • On 29 Jun 1903 at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, George Sanderson Gilchrist 's widow attended the 35th annual reunion of Company B, 15th Mass.
  • Last Edited: 18 Apr 2016

Family: Lydia Elvira Hurd b. Apr 1830

  • George A. L. Gilchrest b. 1864
  • James Sylvester Gilchrist b. 23 Oct 1869

Daniel Gilfoyle

b. 1831, d. 15 December 1864
  • Company: I
  • Daniel Gilfoyle was born about in 1831 at Ireland.
  • On 29 Nov 1856 Daniel Gilfoyle married Margaret Luby at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Daniel Gilfoyle was enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 15 Jun 1860 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Daniel Kilfoy (sic), 30, day laborer, $50 personal property, b. Ireland
    Margaret, 28, b. Ireland
    Daniel, 4, b. MA
    Anna M., 3/12, b. MA.
  • On 4 Aug 1860 Margaret Luby, his wife, died at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of rheumatism.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Daniel gave his occupation as boot-treer.
  • In 1864 Daniel was living at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 31 Mar 1864 Daniel mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry having received a bounty of $325, being credited to the quota of Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 33 years old.
  • 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 "G."
  • On 29 Jul 1864 Daniel was taken prisoner at Deep Bottom, Virginia.
  • He died on 15 Dec 1864 at Salisbury, Rowan County, North Carolina, as a prisoner of war. He was 33 years old.
  • On 11 Sep 1865 Patrick Guilfoyle made application for a pension as guardian to Daniel's surviving dependants, and received certificate number 80204.
  • He's surviving son was enumerated in the following household in the 1870 US Federal Census on 24 Aug 1870 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Guilfoyle, Patrick, 40, gardiner, b. Ireland
    ---, Julia, 38, b. Ireland
    ---, John, 15, b. MA (as were all the children)
    ---, William, 14,
    ---, Maria, 12,
    ---, Danny, 11,
    ---, Timothy, 9
    ---, Juliett, 3/12
    **---, Daniel, 13.
  • On 15 Jul 1874 Daniel Gilfoyle was included on the Civil War memorial at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 14 Oct 1884 Daniel and Margaret's son, Daniel H. Guilfoyle Jr. married Elizabeth A. "Lizzie" Connell at Leicester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Last Edited: 25 Nov 2016

Family: Margaret Luby b. 1832, d. 4 Aug 1860

  • Daniel H. Guilfoyle Jr. b. 16 Oct 1856, d. 28 Sep 1920
  • Anna M. Guilfoyle b. Mar 1860

William Lankton Gilman

b. 11 September 1838, d. 24 November 1915
  • Father: Dr. John Calvin Gilman D. D. S. b. 20 Apr 1813, d. 11 Sep 1861
  • Mother: Elizabeth Crane Fay b. 24 Sep 1814, d. 27 Nov 1894
  • Company: D
  • William Lankton Gilman was born on 11 Sep 1838 at Marietta, Washington County, Ohio, son of Dr. John Calvin Gilman D. D. S. and Elizabeth Crane Fay.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, William gave his occupation as medical student.
  • In 1861 William was living at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 William mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 22 years, 10 months and 1 day old.
  • On 11 Sep 1861 his father, Dr. John Calvin Gilman D. D. S., died at Westborough, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 48.
  • On 13 Dec 1862 William was wounded at The Battle of Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania County, Virginia, on the hand.
  • On 15 Jan 1863 William ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts transferred to the Veterans' Reserve Corps.

  • He ended his service with 75th Company, 2nd Batallion, VRC on 11 Jul 1864.
  • On 29 Nov 1866 William Lankton Gilman, 28, married Lucy Elizabeth Wheeler, 18, at Washington County, Ohio.
  • William Lankton Gilman made application for a veteran's pension on 24 Sep 1879, and received certificate number 338134.
  • He and Lucy Elizabeth Wheeler were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 5 Jun 1880 at Belleville, Chautauqua County, Kansas, as:
    William L. Gillman, 42, b. OH, Occ: Farmer, Fa: b. MA, Mo: MA
    Elizabeth L., Wife, 33, OH, Fa: b. VT, Mo: b. MA
    Sarah M., Dau, 5, b. KS
    James C., Son, 7, b. KS.
  • William Lankton Gilman and Lucy Elizabeth Wheeler were enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 20 Jun 1900 at Junction, Jefferson County, Colorado, as:
    Gilman, Wm. L., head, b. Sep 1836, married 32 years, b. Ohio (of MA parents), farmer
    ---, Lucy E., wife, b. May 1848, (no entry ref children), b. OH (of Ohio parents)
    and a servant.
  • William Lankton Gilman and Lucy Elizabeth Wheeler were enumerated in the 1910 US Federal Census on 30 Apr 1910 at Bradford, Jefferson County, Colorado, noting that both her children are still living, and he is a farmer.
  • On 18 Jun 1910 at Denver, Denver County, Colorado, William Lankton Gilman was a member of A. Lincoln Post No. 4, G. A. R.
  • In 1911 Lucy Elizabeth Wheeler, his wife, died.
  • William Lankton Gilman died on 24 Nov 1915 at Denver, Denver County, Colorado, at age 77.
  • He was buried in Nov 1915 at Fairmount Cemetery, Denver, Denver County, Colorado, Block 56, with his wife.
  • Last Edited: 10 Apr 2016

Family: Lucy Elizabeth Wheeler b. May 1848, d. 1911

  • James C. Gilman b. Dec 1872, d. 1958
  • Sarah E. Gilman b. between 1874 - 1875

David N. Gilmore

b. 1843, d. 16 April 1864
  • Company: C
  • David N. Gilmore was born about in 1843 at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.
  • In 1862 David was living at Westborough, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1862, David gave his occupation as farmer.

  • On 11 Mar 1862 David mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Westborough, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 19 years old.
  • On 3 Dec 1862 David ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts at Washington, DC, due to disability.

  • He made application for a veteran's pension on 17 Jun 1863, with application number 26334 for an invalid pension, but no certificate number is recorded suggesting that he did not receive one.
  • Starting 26 Dec 1863, David also served in the reenlisted in Company K of the 34th Massachusetts Regiment.
  • He died on 16 Apr 1864 at New Market, Shenandoah County, Virginia. He was 21 years old.
  • Last Edited: 15 Aug 2016

John Girvan

b. between 1832 and 1833, d. 6 October 1864
  • Company: D
  • John Girvan was also known as John L. Givan in Ford's history.
  • He was born between 1832 - 1833 at Canada.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1863, John gave his occupation as carpenter.
  • In 1863 John was living at unknown.

  • On 30 Jul 1863 John mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as a draftee, being credited to the quota of Nantucket, Nantucket County, Massachusetts.
  • On 27 Jul 1864 John ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by administrative transfer to the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as absent sick.

  • Starting 28 Jul 1864, John also served in the 20th Massachusetts Infantry, Company "G."
  • He died on 6 Oct 1864 at Andersonville, Sumter County, Georgia, as a prisoner of war, according to Ford's history.
  • He was buried in Oct 1864 at Andersonville National Cemetery, Andersonville, Sumter County, Georgia, according to unverified reports.
  • Last Edited: 15 Aug 2016

Albert H. Gleason

b. 1 September 1826, d. 6 May 1867
  • Father: John Gleason
  • Mother: Sarah [--?--]
  • Company: A
  • Albert H. Gleason was born on 1 Sep 1826 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of John Gleason and Sarah [--?--].
  • On 11 Oct 1847 Albert H. Gleason, 21, married Elizabeth J. Partridge, daughter of David Partridge, at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 28 Oct 1848 Elizabeth J. Partridge, his wife, died at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of "bleeding."
  • On 29 Apr 1849 Albert H. Gleason, 22, married Mary Elizabeth Whittemore, 18, daughter of Jeremiah Whittemore and Miranda Holmes, at Princeton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, his second marriage and her first.
  • Albert H. Gleason and Mary Elizabeth Whittemore were enumerated in the 1850 US Federal census on 25 Sep 1850 at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, as:
    Albert H. Gleason, 23, painter, b. MA (as were all)
    Mary E., 20
    George H., 3
    Charles A., 1/12.
  • Albert H. Gleason and Mary Elizabeth Whittemore were enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 14 Jun 1860 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Albert H. Gleason, 35, painter, b. MA (as were all in the family)
    Mary E., 30
    George H., 13
    Charles A., 10
    Edwin A., 8.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Albert gave his occupation as painter.
  • In 1861 Albert was living at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 7 Aug 1861 Albert mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as a Hospital Steward, being credited to the quota of Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 34 years, 11 months and 6 days old.
  • On 11 Dec 1861 at "The Worcester Daily Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Albert was mentioned as follows: "PRIVATE GLEASON of Co. A, hospital nurse in the fifteenth regiment, arrived in this city, yesterday afternoon, from Poolesville, with five of the sick and wounded from the hospital there. He states that the sixty recruits recently sent on by Lieut. Jorgensen arrived safely in Poolesville on Sunday night last, and that the whole regiment has received the new Sibley tents, which make very comfortable quarters for the soldiers."
  • On 14 Apr 1863 Albert was promoted to become Hospital Steward.
  • On 22 Apr 1863 at "The Worcester Daily Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Albert H. Gleason and Henry Livingston Dearing were mentioned as follows: "A. H. Gleason of Co. A. 15th Massachusetts regiment, having been connected with the regiment since its organization, has received the appointment of hospital steward, vice Deering, discharged for ill health."
  • On 25 May 1863 Albert was transferred from to become Hospital Steward to.
  • On 28 Jul 1864 Albert ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to expiration of term of service, and mustered out with the non-commissioned staff.

  • He died on 6 May 1867 at Framingham, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, of typhoid fever, and it was registered in Worcester. He was 40 years, 8 months and 5 days old.
  • He was buried in May 1867 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 8 Jul 1867 Mary Elizabeth Whittemore received a pension to surviving family member based on Albert's service; received certificate number 102109.
  • On 23 Dec 1869 Albert and Elizabeth's son, George H. Gleason married Cynthia Maria Kittredge at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • On 9 Nov 1871 Albert and Mary's son, Charles Albert Gleason married Sarah E. Moore at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • On 1 Jan 1878 Albert and Mary's son, Edwin Augustus Gleason married Sarah E. Hapgood at Harvard, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 7 Apr 1879 Albert's widow, Mary Elizabeth Whittemore remarried to Daniel C. Wood at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a second marriage for both.
  • In Aug 1880 his granddaughter, Lottie M. Gleason, daughter of George H. Gleason and Cynthia Maria Kittredge, was born at Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 18 Jun 1902 Albert's grand-daughter, Lottie M. Gleason,married Charles S. Hosmer at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 5 Jun 1907 Albert and Mary's son, Edwin Augustus Gleason married Ella Lotta Sanders at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in the second for him and the first for her.
  • On 13 Jan 1909 his granddaughter, Narcissa Elizabeth Gleason, daughter of Edwin Augustus Gleason and Ella Lotta Sanders, was born at Holden, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Albert H. Gleason's surviving family was enumerated in the household of Charles S. Hosmer and Lottie M. Gleason in the 1910 US Federal Census on 26 Apr 1910 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Hosmer, Charles S., 32, married seven years, b. NH, shipper in leather shop
    ---, Lottie, wife, 28, no children, b. MA, stenographer in manufacturing company
    Wood, Mary E., lodger (sic), 80 widow, unk child count, b. MA.
  • Mary, his wife, outlived Albert and died on 4 Nov 1922 at age 92.
  • Last Edited: 8 Mar 2016

Family 1: Elizabeth J. Partridge b. between 1828 - 1829, d. 28 Oct 1848

  • George H. Gleason b. 1847

Family 2: Mary Elizabeth Whittemore b. Jul 1830, d. 4 Nov 1922

  • Charles Albert Gleason b. 25 Apr 1850
  • Edwin Augustus Gleason b. 12 Jun 1852, d. between 1920 - 1930

Charles Adams Gleason

b. 20 August 1837, d. 8 November 1864
  • Father: Silas Gleason b. 4 Sep 1802, d. 24 Jun 1872
  • Mother: Nancy D. Adams b. 15 Jul 1800, d. 7 Apr 1864
  • Company: D
  • Charles Adams Gleason was born on 20 Aug 1837 at Leicester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Silas Gleason and Nancy D. Adams.
  • Charles was educated at Leicester Academy, Leicester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, between 1850 - 1854 as a student in the English Department.
  • He was enumerated in the household of Silas Gleason and Nancy D. Adams in the 1860 US Federal Census in 1860 as:
    Silas Gleason, age 57, b. MA.
    Nancy Gleason, age 58, b. MA.
    Sarah Gleason, age 28, b. MA.
    **Charles A. Gleason, age 22, b. MA., card maker
    Albert Hill (last name was difficult to read looked like Hill), age 22, born England, Carpenter.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Charles gave his occupation as leather-dresser, according to Ford's history, and mechanic in the MASSCW.
  • In 1861 Charles was living at Leicester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Charles mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Leicester, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 23 years, 10 months and 22 days old.
  • He was declared missing in action on 17 Sep 1862 at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland.
  • On 15 Oct 1862 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts,
    Missing Men Of The Fifteenth Regiment

    A member of the fifteenth regiment at the camp of paroled prisoners at Annapolis writes as follows:
    “Thomas Caulfield, G. T. Osgood. George W. Hunt of Co. C; Charles A. Gleason, Peter McGune, Andrew Cadret, E. L. Smith, O. W. Newton, of Co. D; L. A. Cook, of Co. A; Edwin Chase, George Carpenter, of Co. B; C. L. Preston, Co. G; Thomas Horne, J. S. Flannigan, Co. H; J. G. Thornton, Thomas Welch, Co. K; E. A. Snow, Andrew Sharpshooters, were taken prisoners at the battle of Antietam, and recently released at Richmond. There are some that left Richmond, who are in the hospitals and I have been unable to obtain their names.”.

  • In May 1864 Charles was wounded.
  • He died on 8 Nov 1864 at Millen Prison, Jenkins County, Georgia, as a prisoner-of-war. He was 27 years, 2 months and 19 days old.
  • He was buried at Andersonville National Cemetery, Andersonville, Sumter County, Georgia, reportedly, but there is no record of a grave number.
  • On 24 Dec 1864 at "The Worcester Palladium", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Charles was the subject of a death notice:
    Another Victim of Rebel Barbarity
    The exchanged prisoners arriving home and at Annapolis, under recent orders, relate cases of barbarous treatment by the rebels more horrid than any accounts ever found in the history of barbarous nations. Every state, county, town, district and neighborhood even, have to mourn the results of the terrible cruelty practiced upon the prisoners taken by the rebels.
    We have to record the death of Charles A. Gleason, a member of Co. D, 15th regiment, and son of Silas Gleason of Leicester. He was taken prisoner on the 7th of May, having been wounded in the battle of the “Wilderness” on the 5th of May, and taken to the field hospital where he remained two days when with others he was sent to Fredericksburg, and on the way was captured by guerillas. He was taken to Savannah and remained there ten days only and from thence to Millen where he died from literal starvation on or about the 8th of November.
    Starvation is the term used by the prisoners and they justify the charge in their accounts of the daily allowance which is about three gills of coarse Indian meal, a very few beans and a small piece of poor meat, which if well cooked would keep a man alive if in comfortable health, but the men are very liable to have diarrhea which soon renders the stomach incapable of digesting such unprepared food, and for want of suitable care and nourishment they must die. Mr. Gleason enlisted when the regiment was first organized in the summer of 1861, and has been with the regiment through all the battles in which that noble regiment have taken part except one.
  • He was memorialized at Pine Grove Cemetery, Leicester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • 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.
  • Charles Adams Gleason was included on the Civil War memorial at West Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Charles Adams Gleason was included on the Civil War memorial at Leicester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, also.
  • Last Edited: 23 Aug 2016

Josiah Gleason

b. 1825, d. 5 March 1903
  • Company: I
  • Josiah Gleason was born about in 1825 at Sudbury, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
  • He was enumerated in the 1850 US Federal census on 14 Sep 1850 at Sudbury, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, probably as:
    Josiah Gleason, 25, farm laborer, b. MA
    in the home of one:
    Curtis Moore, 72, farmer, b. MA
    wife Polly
    Elizabeth, 41
    Curtis, 21
    Nancy J., 25.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Josiah gave his occupation as farmer.
  • Starting 2 Jul 1862, Josiah served in the 32nd Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company G.
  • He ended his service with the 32nd Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry due to disability on 25 Feb 1863.

  • On 14 Apr 1864 Josiah mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry having received a bounty of $325. He was 39 years old.
  • On 27 Jul 1864 Josiah ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by administrative transfer to the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as absent wounded.

  • Starting 28 Jul 1864, Josiah also served in the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company "G."
  • He ended his service by mustering out on 12 Jul 1865.
  • He was enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 20 Jul 1870 at Framingham Center P. O., Sudbury, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, as:
    Gleason, Josiah, 46, laborer, b. MA
    working on the farm of:
    Dana W. Hayden, 35, farmer, b. MA.
  • He made application at Massachusetts for a veteran's pension on 15 Dec 1888, and received certificate number 568606.
  • He was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Sudbury, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, as having served in the 32nd Mass., Co., G, 2 July 1862 to Aug 1865.
  • He died on 5 Mar 1903 at Sudbury, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, unmarried, of an accident causing internal injuries. He was 78 years old.
  • He was buried in Mar 1903 at Calvary Cemetery (North Village), Dudley, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Last Edited: 14 Apr 2017

Milan Gleason

b. 1838, d. August 1886
  • Father: John T. Gleason b. 1807, d. 1880
  • Mother: Lucretia R. [--?--] b. 1819
  • Company: D
  • Milan Gleason was born about in 1838 at Rutland, Rutland County, Vermont, son of John T. Gleason and Lucretia R. [--?--].
  • Milan Gleason was enumerated in the household of John T. Gleason and Lucretia R. [--?--] in the 1860 US Federal Census on 9 Jun 1860 at Duplain, Clinton County, Michigan, as:
    John T. Gleason, 53, farmer, b. MA
    Lucretia, 41, b. VT
    John E., 25, farmer, b. MA
    **Milan, 22, farm laborer, b. VT
    Francis F., 17, b. NY
    Mary E., 15, domestic, b. NY
    Helen, 13, b. NY
    Sarah, 10, b. MI
    Adele, 6, b. MI
    Charles, 4, b. MI
    Rodney, 2, b. MI
    (and five paupers.)
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Milan gave his occupation as carpenter.
  • In 1861 Milan was living at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Milan mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 23 years old.
  • On 21 Oct 1861 Milan was wounded at The Battle of Ball's Bluff, Leesburg, Virginia.
  • On 10 Dec 1861 Milan Gleason married Lucy A. Baldwin, 20, daughter of Charles Baldwin and Sophronia Lowell, at St. Johns, Clinton County, Michigan.
  • On 1 Oct 1862, Milan was noted as a deserter, according to the MASSCW, but no mention of this in Ford's history or the 1870 roster. In addition he appears to have received a pension.
  • On 7 Jul 1863 Milan ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to disability.

  • Starting 7 Jan 1864, Milan also served in the Co. I, 27th Michigan Infantry.
  • On 15 Apr 1865 Milan was promoted to full Sergeant.
  • He ended his service with Co. I, 27th Michigan Infantry by mustering out on 15 Jun 1865 at Washington, DC.
  • He made application for a veteran's pension on 27 Jun 1865, for service in the 27th Michigan Infantry, with application number 74458, but no certificate is recorded.
  • He and Lucy A. Baldwin were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 22 Jul 1870 at Ovid, Clinton County, Michigan, as:
    Gleason, Milan F., 31, joiner, b. VT
    ---, Lucy A., 29, b. MI
    ---, Mary L., 7, b. MI.
  • Milan Gleason was enumerated in the household of John T. Gleason and Lucretia R. [--?--] in the 1880 US Federal Census on on 25 Jun 1880 at at Chesaning, Saginaw County, Michigan, with his parents as:
    Gleason, John Y., 73, hotel keeper, b. MA
    ---, Lucretia, 61, wife, b. NH
    ---, Elliot J., 45, son, laborer, b. MA
    **---, Milan, 41, son, boarder, b. MA
    ---, Lucy A., 39, daur-in-law, boarder, b. MI (of NY parents)
    ---, May L., 16, grand-daur, boarder, b. MI
    ---, Mary E., 35, daur, single, b. NY
    and 5 boarders and 2 servants.
  • On 18 Aug 1884 Milan and Lucy's daughter, Lettie May Gleason married Frank M. Gates at Detroit Lakes, Wayne County, Michigan.
  • Milan Gleason died in Aug 1886 at St. Charles, Saginaw County, Michigan. He was 48 years old.
  • He was buried in Aug 1886 at Wildwood Cemetery, Chesaning, Saginaw County, Michigan, South T 133, with his son, who apparently died young.
  • On 25 Apr 1888 Milan's widow, Lucy A. Baldwin remarried to William H. Henderson at Chesaning, Livingston County, Michigan.
  • On 26 Sep 1906 Milan and William's widow, Lucy A. Baldwin remarried to E. P. Chapman at Portage, Ohio.
  • On 14 Feb 1911 Milan's widow, Lucy A. Baldwin remarried to John C. Mcgrayne at Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan.
  • Last Edited: 7 Aug 2012

Family: Lucy A. Baldwin b. Apr 1841

  • Lettie May Gleason b. 4 Jul 1863, d. 28 Feb 1915
  • John T. Gleason b. 28 May 1873

William Gleason

b. between 1839 and 1840, d. 31 August 1873
  • Father: Edward Gleason
  • Mother: Mary Clifford
  • Company: K
  • William Gleason was born between 1839 - 1840 at Ireland, son of Edward Gleason and Mary Clifford.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, William gave his occupation as spinner.
  • 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.
  • On 30 Oct 1863 William ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to disability.

  • He made application for a veteran's pension on 21 Jan 1864, received certificate number 25898.
  • On 14 Sep 1867 William Gleason married Delia Dolon, daughter of Terrence Dolon and Nannie O'Hara, at Milford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • William Gleason died on 31 Aug 1873 at Milford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of consumption.
  • In 1873 Delia Dolon received a pension to surviving family member based on William's service; his wife, received certificate number 165729.
  • On 31 Jan 1880 William's widow, Delia Dolon remarried to Thomas McGlew at Milford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a second marriage for both.
  • Delia, his wife, outlived William and died on 14 Oct 1898 at Falmouth, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, of consumption.
  • Last Edited: 6 Jun 2010

Family: Delia Dolon b. 1844, d. 14 Oct 1898

William Gleason

b. 16 January 1805, d. 16 December 1881
  • Father: William Gleason b. 1775
  • Mother: Lorinna Pratt b. 1779
  • Company: 1_SS
  • William Gleason was born on 16 Jan 1805 at Shirley, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, son of William Gleason and Lorinna Pratt.
  • On 9 Oct 1832 William Gleason, 27, married Charlotte Brown, 25, daughter of James Brown and Pamelia Munroe, at Lexington, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
  • William Gleason and Charlotte Brown were enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 10 Jul 1860 at Lexington, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, as:
    William Gleason, 54, farmer, b. MA (as were all)
    Charlotte, 52
    Abby L., 18
    Harriet, 16
    Parmelia B., 12
    Mary A. Brown, domestic
    James Whitney, 35, farm labor.
  • At the time of his enlistment, William gave his occupation as Farmer.
  • In 1861 William was living at Lexington, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.

  • On 1 Aug 1861 William Gleason mustered into service with the 1st Company Massachusetts Sharpshooters as a 1st Lieutenant. He was 56 years, 6 months and 16 days old.
  • On 3 Apr 1862 William ended military service with the 1st Massachusetts Sharpshooters by resignation.

  • On 1 Jan 1864 William and Charlotte's daughter, Abbie Louisa Gleason married James Henry Brown at Lexington, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • On 1 Jan 1866 William and Charlotte's daughter, Harriet "Hattie" L. Gleason married Nelson W. Jenney Jr. at Lexington, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • On 9 May 1866 his daughter, Pamela B. Gleason, died at Lexington, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, at age 18 of typhoid fever.
  • William Gleason and Charlotte Brown were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 20 Jun 1870 at Lexington, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, as:
    Gleason, Wm., 65, farm laborer, b. MA (as were all)
    ---, Charlotte, 63
    Jenney, Nelson, 25, milkman
    ---, Hattie L., 27
    Butters, Chas. L., 25, milkman.
  • William Gleason and Charlotte Brown were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 3 Jun 1880 at Lexington, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, as:
    Gleason, William, 75, farmer, b. MA
    ---, Charlotte, 73, wife, b. MA.
  • William Gleason died on 16 Dec 1881 at Lexington, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. He was 76 years and 11 months old.
  • Charlotte Brown was enumerated as the widow of William Gleason, in the 1890 Veterans' Schedules of the US Federal Census in Jun 1890 at Lexington, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, as having served in the 1st Co. Andrews Sharpshooters and that his resignation was on account of poor health.
  • On 3 Jul 1891 Charlotte Brown received a pension to surviving family member based on William's service; his wife received certificate number 380946.
  • William's wife, Charlotte Brown, died and was buried in May 1902 at Lexington, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, at age 95 years and 5 months.
  • Last Edited: 16 Apr 2017

Family: Charlotte Brown b. 11 Nov 1806, d. 21 May 1902

  • Abbie Louisa Gleason b. 1841
  • Harriet "Hattie" L. Gleason b. 1844
  • Pamela B. Gleason b. 18 Dec 1847, d. 9 May 1866

Joseph Myron Goddard

b. 8 November 1835, d. 28 March 1907

Lt. J. Myron Goddard
  • Father: Joseph Wilson Goddard b. between 1806 - 1807
  • Mother: Abigail Dana Townsend
  • Company: B
  • Joseph Myron Goddard was born on 8 Nov 1835 at Athol, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Joseph Wilson Goddard and Abigail Dana Townsend.
  • Joseph Myron Goddard was enumerated in the household of Joseph Wilson Goddard and Abigail Dana Townsend in the 1850 US Federal Census on 12 Sep 1850 at Athol, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Joseph W. Goddard, 43, mechanic, b. MA (as were all in the family)
    Abigail D. Goddard, 44
    Royal M., 16, mechanic
    **Joseph M., 14
    Abby Ann, 13
    Mary J., 9.
  • On 15 Oct 1856 Joseph Myron Goddard, 20, married Clara Elizabeth Wheeler, 19, daughter of Waterman Wheeler, at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • In 1861 Joseph was living at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Joseph gave his occupation as machinist.
  • On 1 Aug 1861 Joseph was promoted to 1st Lieutenant.

  • On 1 Aug 1861 J. mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as a 1st Lieutenant, being credited to the quota of Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 25 years, 8 months and 24 days old.
  • On 14 Aug 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Joseph Myron Goddard was mentioned in an article about the departure of the Fifteenth Massachusetts from Worcester.
  • On 26 Jun 1862 at "The New York Times", New York City, New York, Joseph Myron Goddard was mentioned in an article about the arrival of sick and wounded soldiers from Fortress Monroe.
  • On 26 Oct 1862 Joseph ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by resignation.

  • He was a pall bearer at the burial of Hans Peter Jorgensen on 23 Jul 1863 at Evergreen Cemetery, Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Joseph Myron Goddard made application for a veteran's pension on 19 Jul 1875.
  • On 8 Apr 1876, Joseph was granted a patent for a rattan machine.
  • He and Clara Elizabeth Wheeler were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 7 Jun 1880 at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Goddard, Myron, 44, machinist, b. MA
    ---, Clara, 42, wife, b. MA
    ---, Lillian, 22, daur, b. MA
    ---, Percy, 20, son, works in machine shop, b. MA.
  • In Jun 1886 Joseph was living at Wakefield, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
  • He was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Melrose, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company B.
  • On 28 Jun 1892 at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Joseph Myron Goddard attended the 24th annual reunion of the Company B, 15th Massachusetts, association -- the Fitchburg Fusiliers. (Click the icon to read the report from the Fitchburg Sentinel.)
  • On 28 Jun 1894 at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Joseph Myron Goddard 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.
  • In May 1898 Joseph was living at Wakefield, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
  • On 11 May 1898 at "The Fitchburg Sentinel", Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Joseph Myron Goddard was mentioned in an article as an original member of the Fitchburg Fusiliers.
  • On 28 Jun 1900 at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Joseph Myron Goddard attended a reunion of Company B of the 15th Massachusetts. Click icon to read the report in the Fitchburg Sentenel.
  • On 29 Jun 1901 at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Joseph Myron Goddard attended the 40th reunion of Company B.
  • On 28 Jun 1905 Joseph Myron Goddard wrote a letter to be read at the reunion of Company B.
  • He died on 28 Mar 1907 at Melrose, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, a suicide by shooting. He was 71 years, 4 months and 20 days old.
  • He was buried on 1 Apr 1907 at Forest Hill Cemetery, Div. 1, Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Juniper Avenue. From The Fitchburg Sentinel, 1 Apr 1907, p. 2
    Buried in Forest Hill Cemetery

    The remains of Lieut. Joseph Myron Goddard arrived at 10:47 a.m. today from Melrose, where the funeral was held on Sunday at 3 p.m. Gen. J. W. Kimball, who was captain of Co. B. 15th Mass. regiment, of which Lieut. Goddard was an officer when the company left Fitchburg, June 28, 1861, met the relatives at the depot and accompanied them to Forest Hill cemetery. Commander Graves and members of Post 19, G. A. R., including nearly all of the living past commanders, were at the depot and took a car to the cemetery. The Grand Army burial service was conducted by Chaplain Allen assisted by officers of the Post,k with Charles E. Allen, cornetist, at Forest Hill chapel. The interment was at the adjacent cemetery.

  • In May 1907 Clara Elizabeth Wheeler received a pension to surviving family member in Massachusetts based on Joseph's service; received certificate 650861.
  • On 21 Oct 1907 Joseph Myron Goddard was reported as "deceased" 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.
  • Clara, his wife, outlived Joseph and died on 22 Jan 1911 at Melrose, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, at age 73.
  • Last Edited: 18 Apr 2016

Family: Clara Elizabeth Wheeler b. 10 Jul 1837, d. 22 Jan 1911

  • Clara "Lillian" Goddard b. 16 Jan 1858
  • Percy Myron Goddard b. 30 Oct 1859, d. 1928

Luther Daniel Goddard

b. 9 September 1826, d. 8 August 1906
  • Father: Daniel Goddard b. between 1795 - 1796
  • Mother: Sally Whitney b. between 1800 - 1801
  • Company: D
  • Luther Daniel Goddard was born on 9 Sep 1826 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Daniel Goddard and Sally Whitney.
  • On 2 Jan 1848 Luther Daniel Goddard, 21, married Sarah E. Howard, 15, daughter of Levi Howard and Mary Houghton, at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 21 Apr 1854 Sarah E. Howard, his wife, died at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 22 of "water on brain."
  • In 1855 Luther Daniel Goddard was jeweller.
  • On 15 Jan 1855 Luther Daniel Goddard, 28, married Jane Augusta Warner, 17, daughter of Elnathan Davis Warner and Julia M. Earle, at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, a second marriage for him and the first for her.
  • Before 1860 his infant son, Luther R. Goddard, died apparently.
  • Luther Daniel Goddard and Jane Augusta Warner were enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 30 Jul 1860 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Luther D. Goddard, 35, agency, b. MA
    Jennie A., 28, b. MA
    (in a boarding house.)
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Luther gave his occupation as merchant.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Luther mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry. He was 34 years, 10 months and 3 days old.
  • On 21 Oct 1861 Luther was taken prisoner at The Battle of Ball's Bluff, Leesburg, Virginia.
  • On 30 Oct 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Luther Daniel Goddard 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, Luther Daniel Goddard 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, Luther D. Goddard was listed with 195 other men among the prisoners taken at Ball's Bluff.
  • On 19 Feb 1862, Luther was released from prison.
  • On 20 Jun 1862 Luther ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to disability.

  • On 25 Sep 1862 Charles Augustus Goddard his brother, mustered into the 51st Massachusetts Infantry.
  • Jane Augusta Warner, his wife, died apparently.
  • On 12 Apr 1867 Luther Daniel Goddard, 40, married Olivia Taft, daughter of Smith Taft, at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, the third for him and the second for her.
  • Luther Daniel Goddard and Olivia Taft were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 1 Jun 1880 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Goddard, Luther D., 54, clerk, b. MA
    ---, Olivia, 59, wife, b. MA.
  • Luther Daniel Goddard made application at Massachusetts for a veteran's pension on 25 Feb 1882, and received certificate number 869102.
  • On 21 Oct 1882 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Luther Daniel Goddard attended the 16th annual regimental reunion of the 15th Massachusetts. (Report from the Fitchburg Sentinel.)
  • On 18 Mar 1883 Olivia Goddard, his wife, died at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 20 Oct 1883 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Luther Daniel Goddard attended the 17th annual reunion of the 15th regiment association, with some 110 other veterans of the regiment. (Report from the Fitchburg Sentinel.)
  • On 21 Oct 1884 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Luther Daniel Goddard attended the 18th annual reunion of the 15th regiment association. (Report from the Fitchburg Sentinel.)
  • On 7 Nov 1889 Luther Daniel Goddard, 63, married Jennie M. Gould, 40, daughter of Moses Gould and Susan E. [--?--], at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a fourth marriage for him and the second for her. (She was the widow of Clark Underwood.)
  • Luther Daniel Goddard was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.
  • He was a pall bearer at the burial of Joseph Priestly Young on 9 Mar 1893 at Evergreen Cemetery, Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Luther D. Goddard was a pall bearer at the burial of Henry Sweet Whittemore on 22 Sep 1895 at Hope Cemetery, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Luther Daniel Goddard and Jennie M. Gould were enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census in Jun 1900 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    GODDARD, Luther D., head, Sep 1826, married 11 years, b. MA (as were all in the family), book agent, they live in a rented home.
    ----, Jennie M., wife, Feb 1849, of her two children, one is still living
    Whitney, Sarah C., sister-in-law, oct 1840, a widow, whose only child is no longer livng.
    RICE, Sarah E., roomer, Jan 1845, a widow with no children.
  • Luther Daniel Goddard died on 8 Aug 1906 at Massachusetts He had died between 39th and 40th Regimental Reunion, which was held on 20 Oct 1906.. He was 79 years, 10 months and 30 days old.
  • He was buried in Aug 1906 at Rural Cemetery, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, with his wife, Olivia.
  • On 14 Aug 1906 Jennie M. Gould received a pension to surviving family member in Massachusetts based on Luther's service; his wife, received certificate number 618152.
  • On 20 Oct 1906 Luther Daniel Goddard was noted as deceased during the previous year at the 40th annual reunion of the 15th regiment association. (Report, believed to be from the Worcester Spy.)
  • Last Edited: 18 Apr 2016

Family 1: Sarah E. Howard b. 25 Mar 1832, d. 21 Apr 1854

Family 2: Jane Augusta Warner b. 15 Jan 1838

  • Luther R. Goddard b. 21 Jun 1856, d. before 1860

Family 3: Olivia Taft b. between 1826 - 1827, d. 18 Mar 1883

Family 4: Jennie M. Gould b. Feb 1849