Lewis Haire

b. 11 February 1841, d. 5 November 1861
  • Father: Roswell Haire b. between 1822 - 1823, d. 4 Jul 1863
  • Mother: Charlotte Lafflin b. 1 Jan 1820, d. 23 Jun 1885
  • Company: H
  • Lewis Haire was born on 11 Feb 1841 at Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Roswell Haire and Charlotte Lafflin.
  • Lewis Haire was enumerated in the household of Roswell Haire and Charlotte Lafflin in the 1850 US Federal Census on 23 Aug 1850 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Roswell Hare, 27, boot treer, b. MA (as were all in the family)
    Charlotte, 29
    **Lewis, 9
    Betsey, 7
    Charles, 3.
  • On 29 Nov 1860 Lewis's sister, Betsey Haire, married Reuben W. Adams at Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Lewis gave his occupation as currier (leather worker.)

  • On 25 Jul 1861 Lewis mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry. He was 20 years, 5 months and 14 days old.
  • On 21 Oct 1861 Lewis was wounded at The Battle of Ball's Bluff, Leesburg, Virginia, severely in the shoulder.
  • On 30 Oct 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Lewis Haire was included, with 304 other men, among "The Killed Wounded and Missing of the Fifteenth Regiment," after Ball's Bluff.
  • He died on 5 Nov 1861 at Poolesville, Montgomery County, Maryland, unmarried, of gunshot wounds suffered at Ball's Bluff. He was 20 years, 8 months and 25 days old.
  • He was buried on 5 Nov 1861 at Poolesville Cemetery, Poolesville, Montgomery County, Maryland.
  • He was buried on 5 Nov 1861 at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, Plot: Sec: 13, Site: 7842.
  • Lewis Haire and Reuben W. Adams, brothers-in-law, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Reuben enlisting after Lewis' death.
  • Lewis Haire and Hiram Laflin, nephew and uncle, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Hiram enlisting after Lewis' death. (Hiram's sister, Charlotte, was Lewis' mother.)
  • Roswell, his father, outlived Lewis and died on 4 Jul 1863 at The Battle of Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania, while serving with the 19th Maine, which fought alongside the 15th Massachusetts in that battle. (Note: For Roswell Haire, a survivor's pension was paid to Oril J. Haire, who filed in Maine. Also the same person is designated as a guardian for a minor 25 Nov 1869.)
  • On 1 Sep 1863 Charlotte Lafflin received a pension to surviving family member based on Lewis's service; his mother, received certificate number 12157.
  • Lewis Haire was included on the Civil War memorial at Whitinsville, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Charlotte, his mother, outlived Lewis and died on 23 Jun 1885 at Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 65.
  • Last Edited: 27 Apr 2016

Angelo A. M. Hale

b. between 1839 and 1840, d. 1885
  • Father: William Hale b. between 1789 - 1790
  • Mother: Sally Waterman b. 16 Mar 1810, d. 12 Jan 1857
  • Company: H
  • Angelo A. M. Hale was also known as Alonzo A. M. Hale.
  • He was born between 1839 - 1840 at East Douglas, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of William Hale and Sally Waterman.
  • Angelo A. M. Hale was enumerated in the household of William Hale and Sally Waterman in the 1850 US Federal Census on 19 Aug 1850 at Douglas, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Wm. Hale, 60, stone cutter, b. MA
    Mrs. Hale, 40, b. RI (Sally Waterman, widowed Sprague)
    **Angelo, 10, b. MA
    Esias Waterman, 79, none, b. RI
    Charles Sprague, 22, mechanic, b. RI (Angelo's step-brother)
    Mrs. Sprague, 19, b. RI (Elmira Wallace, 1st wife of Charles.)
  • Angelo A. M. Hale was enumerated in the household of William Hale and Sally Waterman in the 1855 Massachusetts State census in 1855 at Douglas, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Wm Hale, M, stone mason, b. MA      
    Sarah,F, b. RI      
    Angelo H. M., M, student, b. MA      
    Esek Waterman, F, b. RI      
    Chas Sprague, M, RI      
    Almira Sprague, F, b. MA      
    Arthur W Sprague, M, b. MA      
    Irish Maid, F      
    Edward Hough, M, bit drawer, b. CT      
    Candace Hough, F, b. VT.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Angelo gave his occupation as machinist.
  • Angelo was living at Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Angelo mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as the drummer, being credited to the quota of Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 21 Aug 1862 at "The New York Times", New York City, New York, Angelo A. M. Hale was included in a list of the sick and wounded soldiers brought (apparently to Washington) by the steamer Atlantic.
  • On 27 Aug 1862 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Angelo A. M. Hale was mentioned among the wounded as having arrived at New York from Fortress Monroe.
  • On 24 Jan 1863 Angelo ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to disability.

  • On 17 Dec 1863 Angelo A. M. Hale married Mary Augusta Janes, 21, daughter of Timothy Janes and Lydia Tyler, at Warren, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Angelo A. M. Hale died in 1885 maybe.
  • Last Edited: 6 Mar 2016

Family: Mary Augusta Janes b. 30 May 1842, d. 1925

William Snow Hale

b. 18 December 1816, d. 1871
  • Father: Abel Hale b. 17 Apr 1782, d. 10 Aug 1841
  • Mother: Hannah Baker b. 1783, d. 14 Nov 1843
  • Company: A
  • William Snow Hale was born on 18 Dec 1816 at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Abel Hale and Hannah Baker.
  • On 5 Dec 1839 William Snow Hale, 22, married Emma M. Houghton, 25, daughter of Ephraim Houghton and Eunice Carlton, at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 10 Aug 1841 his father, Abel Hale, died at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 59.
  • On 13 Feb 1850 his daughter, Emma Frances Hale, died at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 3 of fever canker.
  • On 16 Feb 1850 his daughter, Alzina Elizabeth Hale, died at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 6 of fever canker.
  • William Snow Hale and Emma M. Houghton were enumerated in the 1850 US Federal census on 28 Aug 1850 at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    William S. Hale, 34, comb maker, b.Leominster, MA
    Emma M., 35, b. Rindge, NH
    August M., 9/12 (i.e. Nov 1849), b. Leominster, MA.
  • On 12 Sep 1851 his daughter, Augusta Marie Hale, died at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 2 of dysentery.
  • In 1862 William was living at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1862, William gave his occupation as farmer.

  • On 9 Aug 1862 William mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry according to Ford and the 1870 roster, being credited to the quota of Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 45 years, 7 months and 22 days old.

  • On 9 Aug 1863 William mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry according to MASSCW. He was 46 years, 7 months and 22 days old.
  • On 28 Jul 1864 William ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to expiration of service term.

  • He and Emma M. Houghton were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 8 Jun 1870 at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Hale, William S., 54, day laborer, b. MA
    ---, Emma M., 55, b. NH
    ---, Mary, 59, b. MA
    (Note: there are no children enumerated.)
  • William Snow Hale died in 1871 when his will was entered in the Worcester county probate index. He was 54 years old.
  • He was buried in 1871 at Evergreen Cemetery, Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Section 3 Lot 32 (Note: this needs visual confirmation.)
  • On 7 Jun 1882 Emma M. Houghton received a pension to surviving family member based on William's service; his wife, and received certificate number 211449.
  • Emma M. Hale was enumerated as the widow of William Snow Hale, of the 15th Massachusetts, in the 1890 Veterans' Schedules of the US Federal Census in Jun 1890 at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Emma, his wife, outlived William and died on 13 Nov 1895 at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 81.
  • Last Edited: 18 Apr 2016

Family: Emma M. Houghton b. 15 Sep 1814, d. 13 Nov 1895

  • Alzina Elizabeth Hale b. 1 Sep 1843, d. 16 Feb 1850
  • Emma Frances Hale b. 9 Jan 1847, d. 13 Feb 1850
  • Augusta Marie Hale b. 2 Sep 1849, d. 12 Sep 1851
  • Son Hale b. 18 Nov 1853

Ammi Hall

b. 28 March 1833, d. 11 February 1894
  • Father: Isaac Hall b. 1794, d. 26 Nov 1874
  • Mother: Hannah Kendall b. 1796
  • Company: 1_SS
  • Ammi Hall was born on 28 Mar 1833 at Arlington, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, son of Isaac Hall and Hannah Kendall.
  • Ammi Hall was enumerated in the household of Isaac Hall and Hannah Kendall in the 1850 US Federal Census on 5 Sep 1850 at West Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, as:
    Isaac Hall, 56, wheelwright, b. MA (as were all in the family)
    Hannah, 54
    **Ammi, 18, farmer
    Benja., 13
    Hannah, 23.
  • In 1861 Ammi was living at West Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment, Ammi gave his occupation as carpenter.

  • On 2 Sep 1861 Ammi Hall mustered into service with the 1st Company Massachusetts Sharpshooters. He was 28 years, 5 months and 5 days old.
  • On 21 Aug 1862 at "The New York Times", New York City, New York, Ammi Hall was included in a list of the sick and wounded soldiers brought (apparently to Washington) by the steamer Atlantic.
  • On 27 Aug 1862 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Ammi Hall was mentioned among the wounded as having arrived at New York from Fortress Monroe.
  • On 26 Sep 1862 Ammi ended military service with the 1st Massachusetts Sharpshooters discharged for disability.

  • He made application for a veteran's pension on 24 Aug 1863, and received certificate number 23424.
  • On 14 Mar 1869 Ammi Hall, 35, married Mary Elizabeth Russell, 33, daughter of Oliver Russell and Lucinda Frost, at Arlington, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
  • Ammi Hall and Mary Elizabeth Russell were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 11 Jun 1880 at Arlington, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, as:
    Hall, Ammi, 48, carpenter (farmer), b. MA (as were all in the family)
    ---, Mary E., 45, wife
    ---, Henrys S., 10, son
    ---, Bertha L., 6, dau.
  • Ammi Hall was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Arlington, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, with "Andrew Sharpshooters" written above. This appears to be the case, since he does not appear on any known rosters of the 15th Massachusetts.
  • He died on 11 Feb 1894 at Arlington, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, of Bright's disease. He was 60 years, 10 months and 14 days old.
  • He was buried in Feb 1894 at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Arlington, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
  • He left a will which was probated in at Arlington, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
  • On 27 Feb 1894 Mary Elizabeth Russell received a pension to surviving family member in Massachusetts based on Ammi's service; his wife, received certificate number 394901.
  • On 28 Apr 1897 Ammi and Mary's daughter, Bertha Louise Hall married Jerome O. Smith at Arlington, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
  • Mary, his wife, outlived Ammi and died on 1 Apr 1913 at age 77.
  • Last Edited: 1 Jun 2016

Family: Mary Elizabeth Russell b. Jun 1835, d. 1 Apr 1913

  • Henry Lorenzo Hall b. 7 Apr 1870, d. 28 Oct 1950
  • Bertha Louise Hall b. 4 Feb 1874, d. 22 Jun 1954

Frederick Augustus Hall

b. 4 December 1816, d. 22 July 1878
  • Father: Simeon Hall b. 27 May 1780, d. 29 Jul 1827
  • Mother: Hannah Daggett b. 8 Sep 1780, d. 11 Feb 1871
  • Company: E
  • Frederick Augustus Hall was born on 4 Dec 1816 at Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Simeon Hall and Hannah Daggett.
  • On 30 Aug 1846 Frederick Augustus Hall, 29, married Emma Elizabeth Carlton, 24, daughter of James Carlton and Sophia F. Pratt, at Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Frederick Augustus Hall and Emma Elizabeth Carlton were enumerated in the 1850 US Federal census on 20 Jul 1850 at Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Andrew J. Holden, 36, shoemaker, b. MA (as were all in the household)
    Lucinda E., 35 (née Bixby)
    Caroline E., 8
    **Frederick A. Hall, 34, shoemaker
    Emma, 28
    Francis A., 3
    (Relationship to the Holdens, if any, unknown.)
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Frederick gave his occupation as farmer.


  • On 30 Jul 1861 Frederick mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 44 years, 7 months and 26 days old.
  • On 17 Sep 1862 Frederick was wounded at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland.
  • He was declared missing in action on 17 Sep 1862 at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland.
  • On 27 Sep 1862 at "The Public Ledger", Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, Frederick A. Hall was listed among the wounded.
  • On 5 Feb 1863 Frederick ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to disability from wounds.

  • He made application for a veteran's pension on 12 Mar 1863, and received certificate number 12592.
  • Starting 15 Aug 1864, Francis A. Hall, his son, served in the 1st Massachusetts Heavy Artillery, Co. F, and mustered out 28 June 1865.
  • On 5 Nov 1868 his son, Francis A. Hall, died at age 21.
  • Frederick Augustus Hall died on 22 Jul 1878 at Shrewsbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts, by drowning. He was 61 years, 7 months and 18 days old.
  • He was buried in Jul 1878 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 1 Jul 1881 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Fred A. Hall was reported as deceased at the fourteenth annual meeting of Co. E. Association, 15th Regiment, Mass. Vols.
  • Last Edited: 20 Jan 2013

Family: Emma Elizabeth Carlton b. 24 Jan 1822

  • Francis A. Hall b. 28 Jul 1847, d. 5 Nov 1868
  • Walter Adelbert Hall b. 6 May 1860

John S. Hall

b. between 1840 and 1841, d. 1890

John S. Hall
  • Company: D
  • John S. Hall was born between 1840 - 1841 at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, John gave his occupation as actor.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 John mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 25 Sep 1861 John was promoted to Sergeant-Major.
  • On 22 Nov 1861 John was promoted to 2nd Lieutenant.
  • On 5 May 1862 at "The Worcester Daily Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, John was mentioned as follows: City and County (Volume 17 # 106) - "A Yorktown letter states that on the 28th ult., second lieutenant John Hall, Co. D, 15th Massachusetts regiment, was severly wounded in the left thigh, while on picket. It is a flesh wound, and will not prove fatal."
  • On 28 Oct 1862 John was promoted to 1st Lieutenant.
  • On 8 Jan 1863 John ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts with his commission revoked, according to the 1870 roster. (Why?)

  • On 9 Feb 1863 at "The Worcester Daily Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, John S. Hall was mentioned in an article about promotions.
  • On 6 Apr 1863 at "The Worcester Daily Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, states that the commission issued to John S. Hall has been recalled.
  • On 6 Apr 1863 at "The Worcester Daily Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, John S. Hall was mentioned in an article about promotions.
  • On 28 Jul 1864 John ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to expiration of service term, as Brevet Major, also per the 1870 roster. (Open issue.)

  • John S. Hall married Lizzie M. [--?--]
  • John S. Hall made application for a veteran's pension on 5 Aug 1865, and received certificate number 181645.
  • He and Lizzie M. [--?--] were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census in Jun 1880 at Shrewsbury, Monmouth County, New Jersey, as:
    Bogle, Thomas W., 45, theatrical agent, b. NY
    ---, Maggie, 43, keeping house, b. PA
    ---, Joseph W., 24, son, sailor, b. NY
    ---, Julia M., 21, dau, at home, b. NY
    ---, James E., 19, son, actor, b. NY
    **Hall, John, 40, boarder, theatrical manager, b. MA (father b. MA, mother b. England)
    ---, Elizabeth, 40, boarder, actress, b. NH
    Breman, Harriet, 23, boarder, lady, b. NY.
  • John S. Hall died in 1890.
  • On 21 Jun 1890 Lizzie M. Hall received a pension to surviving family member in New Jersey based on John's service; his wife, received certificate number 311393.
  • Last Edited: 18 Dec 2014

Family: Lizzie M. [--?--] b. between 1839 - 1840

William Slocum Hall

b. 2 November 1816, d. 6 December 1906
  • Father: Edmund Trowbridge Hall
  • Mother: Abigail Hall
  • Company: G
  • William Slocum Hall was born on 2 Nov 1816 at Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Edmund Trowbridge Hall and Abigail Hall.
  • On 20 Mar 1842 William Slocum Hall, 25, married Frances Elizabeth Watson, 15, daughter of John Watson and Nancy Grillow, at Thompson, Windham County, Connecticut.
  • William Slocum Hall and Frances Elizabeth Watson were enumerated in the 1850 US Federal census on 12 Aug 1850 at Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, He is a shoemaker.
  • In 1855, at Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, William and Frances were enumerated in the Massachusetts State census.
  • William Slocum Hall and Frances Elizabeth Watson were enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census in 1860 at Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, He is a shoemaker.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, William gave his occupation as shoemaker.
  • In 1861 William was living at Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 30 Jul 1861 William mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 44 years, 8 months and 28 days old.
  • William Slocum Hall and Charles Henry Watson, brothers-in-law, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.
  • William Slocum Hall was wounded on 17 Sep 1862 at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland. He was disabled at Antietam by a gunshot wound to the head. On the Certificate of Disability of Discharge, Capt. T. E. Hall (relationship if any unknown) states "I found him in the field in apparently a hopeless condition and took him to my tent where he so far recovered as to be able during the cold weather to perform the duty of Wagon Master. Since the warm weather commenced he has been entirely unable to perform any duty."
  • On 28 May 1863 William ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts at Aquia Creek, Stafford County, Virginia, due to disability.

  • He made application for a veteran's pension in Jun 1863.
  • On 1 May 1866 William and Frances's daughter, Abigail Ellen Hall married Frederick Robinson at Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • William Slocum Hall and Frances Elizabeth Watson were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census in 1870 at Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, he works in a "boat shop".
  • William Slocum Hall and Frances Elizabeth Watson were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census in 1880 at Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, he Works On Farm.
  • William Slocum Hall was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in 1890 at Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts.
  • In 1900 William Slocum Hall was Farmer.
  • He died on 6 Dec 1906 at Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 90 years, 1 month and 4 days old.
  • He was buried in Dec 1906 at Pine Grove Cemetery, Northbridge (Whitinsville), Worcester County, Massachusetts, Grave 53 on Hawthorn Path.
  • On 11 Dec 1906 Frances Elizabeth Watson received a pension to surviving family member in Massachusetts based on William's service; received certificate number 622999.
  • On 15 Feb 1910 Frances Elizabeth Watson, his wife, died at Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 83.
  • William Slocum Hall was mentioned in the obituary of Frances Elizabeth Watson on 16 Feb 1910 in 'Worcester Daily Telegram, 16 Feb 1910, p. 7:
    'Mrs. Frances (Watson) Hall dies in Northbridge, special to the Telegram, Whitinsville 15 Feb.
    Frances (Watson) widow of William S. Hall, died this morning shortly after 2 o'clock at her home at Northbridge center, aged 80 years, 6 months and 11 days. Mrs. Hall had been in failing health a year, and four weeks ago had an attack of pneumonia. She was revcovering from this when she suffered a shock of apoplexy, which caused her death. Mrs. Hall was born in Sutton but had lived nearly all her life in Northbridge at the Hall homestead. Her husband, who was a Civil War veteran, and the oldest resident of Northbridge, died six years ago at the age of 90. Mrs. Hall was one of the oldest members of the Northbridge center Congregational church. She is survived by her daughter, Mrs. Fred J. Robinson, with whom she lived. The funeral will be from the homestead, Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock.'
  • William's wife, Frances Elizabeth Watson, died and was buried in Feb 1910 at Pine Grove Cemetery, Northbridge (Whitinsville), Worcester County, Massachusetts, with her husband at age 83 years and 8 months.
  • The family of William and Frances (Watson) Hall is mentioned in 'Slocums of America', p. 519.
  • Abigail Ellen Hall had no known issue. Husband Frederick, in his will, left his estate to his brother and sister -- Warren Benjamin Robinson of Chicago, and Emma Dodge of Lawrence, MA.
  • Last Edited: 18 Apr 2016

Family: Frances Elizabeth Watson b. 12 May 1826, d. 15 Feb 1910

  • Abigail Ellen Hall b. 22 Aug 1843

Joseph Austin Hamilton

b. 29 July 1842, d. 22 November 1904
  • Father: Austin Hamilton b. 18 Jul 1806, d. 8 Mar 1856
  • Mother: Lydia Elmira Lackey b. 1816, d. 26 Aug 1842
  • Company: C
  • Joseph Austin Hamilton was born on 29 Jul 1842 at Barre, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Austin Hamilton and Lydia Elmira Lackey.
  • On 26 Aug 1842 his mother, Lydia Elmira Lackey, died at Barre, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 26 Nov 1843 Joseph, Calvin and Charlotte's widowed father, Austin Hamilton, remarried to Mrs. Roxana Lackey at Upton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Joseph Austin Hamilton was enumerated in the household of Austin Hamilton and Roxana Sadler in the 1850 US Federal Census on 12 Aug 1850 at Barre, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Austin Hamilton, 43, farmer, b. MA (as were all)
    Roxana, 49
    Charlotte L., 14
    Calvin E., 11
    **Joseph A., 8.
  • On 8 Mar 1856 his father, Austin Hamilton, died at Barre, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of consumption at age 49.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Joseph gave his occupation as farmer.
  • In 1861 Joseph was living at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Joseph mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 18 years, 11 months and 13 days 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 Austin Hamilton 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 A. Hamilton was listed with 195 other men among the prisoners taken at Ball's Bluff.
  • On 18 Feb 1863 Joseph ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to disability.

  • On 18 Nov 1868 Joseph Austin Hamilton, 26, married Charlotte A. Black, 27, daughter of Amos Rainger Black and Hester L. Brigham, at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Joseph Austin Hamilton and Charlotte A. Black were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 3 Jun 1870 at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Hamilton, Joseph, 28, Engineer R R, b. MA
    ---, Charlotte A., 28, b. MA
    Starke, Mary E., 20, domestic servant, b. NH
    Black, Hester, 69, b. MA (his mother-in-law.)
  • On 25 Feb 1883 Charlotte A. Black, his wife, died at Leicester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 41 of pneumonia.
  • Joseph Austin Hamilton was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Milford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company C.
  • On 6 May 1891 Joseph Austin Hamilton, 48, married Emma A. Newhall, 35, daughter of Nathan L. Chaffin and Prudence Leland, at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a second marriage for both. She was a widow with one son.
  • Joseph Austin Hamilton made application at Massachusetts for a veteran's pension in Apr 1892, certificate number was not recorded in research.
  • He and Emma A. Chaffin were enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 15 Jun 1900 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Hamilton, Joseph A., b. July 1842, married 9 years,
    ---, Emma A., b. July 1855 in MA, her one child is still living
    Newhall, George W., step-son, b. Oct 1875 in MA.
  • Joseph Austin Hamilton died on 22 Nov 1904. He was 62 years, 3 months and 24 days old.
  • He was buried in Nov 1904 at Rural Cemetery, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Last Edited: 18 Apr 2016

Family 1: Charlotte A. Black b. 25 Jun 1841, d. 25 Feb 1883

Family 2: Emma A. Chaffin b. Jul 1855

  • George Francis Newhall b. 10 Dec 1875

Otis Hayden Hamilton

b. 20 November 1835, d. 30 December 1896
  • Father: Squire Hamilton b. 27 Jun 1789, d. 25 Aug 1860
  • Mother: Rhoda Walker b. 18 Jun 1798, d. 19 Apr 1879
  • Company: F
  • Otis Hayden Hamilton was born on 20 Nov 1835 at Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Squire Hamilton and Rhoda Walker, grandson of Joseph and Persis (Hill) Hamilton, and a descendant of John Hamilton of Concord who came to Brookfield in 1701.
  • Otis Hayden Hamilton was enumerated in the household of Squire Hamilton and Rhoda Walker in the 1850 US Federal Census on 24 Sep 1850 at Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Squire Hamilton, 61, shoe maker, b. MA (as were all in the family)
    Rhoda, 58
    Alexander, 19
    **Otis H., 14
    Julia A., 13
    Seraph A., 11 (m.)
  • Otis Hayden Hamilton was enumerated in the household of Squire Hamilton and Rhoda Walker in the 1860 US Federal Census on 15 Jun 1860 at Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Squire Hamilton, 72, Farmer, b. MA (as were all in family)
    Rhoda, 61
    Alexander, 26
    **Otis H., 24, bootmaker
    Serapte, 21
    James G. Phillips, 22, shoemaker, b. NY
    Eugene Evins, 24, shoemaker, b. MA.
  • Starting 5 Jul 1861, Otis also served in the 1st Regiment Heavy Artillery, Band.
  • He ended his service with by discharge from 1st H Arty Band on 5 Nov 1861.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1862, Otis gave his occupation as shoemaker.
  • On 3 Jul 1862 Otis Hayden Hamilton, 26, married Sarah F. Willis, 16, daughter of Edmond Willis, at Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.

  • On 2 Aug 1862 Otis mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 26 years, 8 months and 13 days old.
  • On 17 Sep 1862 Otis was wounded at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland.
  • On 24 Nov 1862 Otis ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to disability from wounds.

  • He made application for a veteran's pension on 13 Dec 1862, and received certificate number 11971.
  • In 1864 Otis Hayden Hamilton was mechanic.
  • Starting 26 Oct 1864, Otis also served in the Band, 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 20th A. C.
  • He ended his service by mustering out on 13 Jun 1865.
  • He and Sarah F. Willis were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 3 Aug 1870 at Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Hamilton, Otis H., 33, Jos Boot & Shoe Factory, b. MA (as were all in family)
    ---, Sarah F., 24
    ---, Alice F., 4.
  • Otis Hayden Hamilton was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company F.
  • On 1 Jun 1893 Otis and Sarah's daughter, Alice Frances Hamilton married Charles W. Karcher at Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • On 25 Feb 1894 his grandson, Earl Hamilton Karcher, son of Charles W. Karcher and Alice Frances Hamilton, was born at Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts.
  • On 17 May 1895 his grandson, Dr. Paul Hoffman Karcher D. M. D., son of Charles W. Karcher and Alice Frances Hamilton, was born at Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts.
  • Otis Hayden Hamilton was music teacher.
  • He died on 30 Dec 1896 at Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts. He was 61 years, 1 month and 10 days old.
  • He was buried in Dec 1896 at Brookfield Cemetery, Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Plot: M 246.
  • In 1897 Sarah F. Willis received a pension to surviving family member in Massachusetts based on Otis's service; his wife received certificate number 450200.
  • Sarah outlived Otis and died on 5 May 1928 at Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, at age 82.
  • Last Edited: 10 Apr 2016

Family: Sarah F. Willis b. Mar 1846, d. 5 May 1928

  • Alice Frances Hamilton b. 18 Mar 1866, d. 13 Jan 1924

Anselm Charles Hammond

b. 12 May 1826, d. 30 July 1905
  • Father: Charles Hammond
  • Company: 1_SS
  • Anselm Charles Hammond was born on 12 May 1826 at Kent, England, son of Charles Hammond.
  • In 1856 Anselm was living at Canada (West) at the time of his marriage.
  • On 8 May 1856 Anselm Charles Hammond, 29, married Elizabeth Neail, 25, daughter of George Neail, at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Starting 3 Oct 1861, Anselm also served in the 4th New York Cavalry.
  • He ended his service with the 4th New York Cavalry by discharge for disability on 4 Mar 1862 at Hunter's Chapel, Virginia.
  • Anselm was living at Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Anselm gave his occupation as soldier.

  • On 26 Nov 1862 Anselm mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry according to the 1870 roster, being credited to the quota of Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. He was 36 years, 6 months and 14 days old.
  • On 26 Nov 1862 Anselm ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts with no further service record according to the 1870 roster, however ....


  • On 26 Nov 1862 Anselm Charles Hammond mustered into service with the 1st Company Massachusetts Sharpshooters. He was 36 years, 6 months and 14 days old.
  • On 13 May 1863, at The Battle of the Wilderness, Spotsylvania County, Virginia, Anselm was erroneously noted as deceased, according to the 1870 Adjutant General's report, however, he lived to claim a pension.
  • On 18 Jul 1863 Anselm was promoted to Sergeant.
  • On 12 May 1864 Anselm was taken prisoner at Spotsylvania Courthouse, Virginia.
  • On 12 Oct 1864 Anselm ended military service with the 1st Massachusetts Sharpshooters by mustering out.

  • He made application at Massachusetts for a veteran's pension on 28 Nov 1864, and received certificate number 36266 for his service in the 1st Andrew Sharpshooters, as well as for service in Cos. D and E of the 4th New York Cavalry.
  • He and Elizabeth Neail were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 3 Jun 1880 at San Francisco, San Francisco County, California, as:
    Hammond, A. C., 54, accountant, b. England
    ---, Elizabeth, wife, 49, b. Ireland
    ---, A. C., 20, son, clerk, b. Canada.
  • Anselm and Elizabeth's daughter, Charlotte Mary Hammond married Benjamin Clark at California.
  • Anselm Charles Hammond was included in the city directory at San Francisco, San Francisco County, California, as mining secretery for the United Land Assn , his residence being in Alameda in 1890.
  • He and Elizabeth Neail were enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 1 Jun 1900 at Alameda, Alameda County, California, as:
    Hammond, Anselm C., head, b. May 1826, 74, married 44 years, b. England, emmig, 1861 with family, mining secretery
    ---, Bossie, wife, b. Aug 1830, 69, two of five children living, b. Ireland
    ---, Anselm C., Jr., son, b. Oct 1860, single, b. Canada (Eng.)
  • Anselm Charles Hammond died on 30 Jul 1905 at Alameda, Alameda County, California. He was 79 years, 2 months and 18 days old.
  • On 31 Jul 1905 His death was reported in the "San Francisco Call:"
    Wife Finds Husband Dead
    ALAMEDA, July 30.—Anselm C. Hammond, a retired sergeant of the United States army, was found dead in bed this afternoon at 1 o’clock by his wife at the family residence, 1517 Clinton avenue. Mrs. Hammond had been visiting a nephew, in East Oakland and upon returning home discovered that her husband had passed away. It is presumed that he succumbed to heart disease. Hammond was a native of Kent, England, aged 79 years and a retired sergeant of the United States army. He had lived in Alameda for twenty years and in California for thirty-five years. Surviving him besides his wife are a son, Anselm C. Hammond Jr., and a daughter, Mrs. Charlotte Clark. The remains were removed to the undertaking parlors of Smiley & Gallagher, where an inquest will be held.
  • An obituary for Anselm Charles Hammond was published on 31 Jul 1905 at "The Oakland Tribune", Oakland, Alameda County, California, as follows:
    Found Dead
    Alameda, July 31 -- Anselm Charles Hammond, formerly a sergeant in the United States army, was found dead at his home, 1517 Clinton avenue, yesterday afternoon. He had not been ailing previous to his last illness, though he was 79 years of age. He was last seen by his wife at 9 o'clock in the morning, when she left for Fruitvale to visit relatives.
    She returned this afternoon, and found her husband lying dead across his bed in a partly dressed condition. She called for Dr. Keyes, who pronounced him dead and gave it as his opinion that the man had died at about 12:20 p.m. The body was removed to the local branch morgue where an inquest will be held.
    The deceased, a native of Kent, England, leaves a widow, Mrs. Elizabeth Hammond, a son, A. C. Hammond, Jr., and a daughter, Mrs. Benjamin Clark. (The Oakland Trubune 31 July 1905.)
  • He was buried on 3 Aug 1905 at Mountain View Cemetery, Oakland, Alameda County, California, Plot 23, Grave 63.
  • On 14 Aug 1908 Elizabeth Neail received a pension to surviving family member in California based on Anselm's service; his wife, and received certificate number 614097 based on his service in the 1st Andrew Sharpshooters and the 4th NY Cav.
  • On 14 Jun 1911 Elizabeth Neail, his wife, died at age 80.
  • Anselm's wife, Elizabeth Neail, died and was buried in Jun 1911 at Mountain View Cemetery, Oakland, Alameda County, California, Plot 23, Grave 63, with her husband at age 80 years and 10 months.
  • Anselm and Elizabeth's son, Anselm C. Hammond Jr. married Ann Elizabeth Tomalty.
  • Last Edited: 26 Apr 2017

Family: Elizabeth Neail b. Aug 1830, d. 14 Jun 1911

  • Charlotte Mary Hammond b. 21 Apr 1857, d. 30 Jan 1945
  • Anselm C. Hammond Jr. b. Oct 1860, d. 28 Nov 1938

John Darling Hancock

b. 14 February 1840, d. 7 August 1908
  • Father: William Hancock b. 19 Jan 1794, d. 16 Jul 1848
  • Mother: Catherine Downer b. between 1817 - 1818
  • Company: K
  • John Darling Hancock was born on 14 Feb 1840 at Mendon, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of William Hancock and Catherine Downer.
  • On 16 Jul 1848 his father, William Hancock, died at Blackstone, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of dropsey at age 54.
  • John's widowed mother, Catherine Downer, remarried to John Reed.
  • In 1849, at Blackstone, Worcester County, Massachusetts, John was involved in a guardianship proceeding at the probate court along with his brother, William.
  • He was enumerated in the household of John Reed and Catherine Downer in the 1850 US Federal Census on 8 Aug 1850 at Blackstone, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    John Reed, 30, fancy weaver, b. Ireland
    Catharine, 32, b. Nova Scotia
    **John Hancock, 10, b. MA
    William, 8, b. MA.
  • In 1861 John was living at Blackstone, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • He was married at the time of his enlistment according to Ford's history. However, no evidence of a wife has yet been found.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, John gave his occupation as farmer.

  • On 1 Jul 1861 John mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Blackstone, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 21 years, 4 months and 17 days old.
  • On 30 Apr 1863 John ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to disability.

  • He made application at Massachusetts for a veteran's pension on 1 Apr 1881, and received certificate number 353311.
  • He was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Boylston, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Co. K, and has disease of the heart.
  • On 24 May 1902, at National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, Togus, Kennebec County, Maine, John was admitted, noting that he has no next-of-kin.
  • He died on 7 Aug 1908 at National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers (Togus Hospital), Augusta, Kennebec County, Maine, unmarried. He was 68 years, 5 months and 24 days old.
  • He was buried in Aug 1908 at Togus National Cemetery, Togus, Kennebec County, Maine, Plot: A 2458.
  • Last Edited: 18 Apr 2016

Francis Handley

b. 17 October 1833, d. 5 July 1862
  • Father: Michael Handley
  • Mother: Elizabeth [--?--]
  • Company: H
  • Francis Handley was also known as Francis Hanley.
  • He was born on 17 Oct 1833 at Ireland, son of Michael Handley and Elizabeth [--?--].
  • On 1 Dec 1855 Francis Handley, 22, married Mary E. Calligan, daughter of Barnard Calligan and Mary Mullin, at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Francis Handley and Mary E. Calligan were enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 3 Jul 1860 at Northborough, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Francis Handley, 27, farm laborer, b. Nova Scotia (sic)
    Mary, 24, b. MA
    Francis E., 3, b. MA
    Geo B., 1, b. MA.
  • In 1862 Francis was living at Northborough, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Francis gave his occupation as yeoman.

  • On 27 Jan 1862 Francis mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Northborough, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 28 years, 3 months and 10 days old.
  • On 31 May 1862 Francis was wounded at The Battle of Fair Oaks, Henrico County, Virginia, in the shoulder.
  • He died on 5 Jul 1862 at Shrewsbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of wounds.
    He "was wounded at the battle of Fair Oaks, came home, sickened and died in consequence of having a minnie ball shot by a rebel into his body and permanently lodged under his right shoulder blade at the Battle of Fair Oakes in Virginia. Said wound greatly reduced his strength and vitality and was the exciting cause of a fever which his enfeebled system could not support, he dying as above stated, being absent from the army on furlough."
    . He was 28 years, 8 months and 18 days old.
  • Mary E. Calligan received a pension to surviving family member based on Francis's service; his wife, received certificate number 9782.
  • On 8 Apr 1863 Francis's widow, Mary E. Calligan remarried to Richard Whitaker at Northborough, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a second marriage for both.
  • On 30 Sep 1865 Richard Whitaker made application for a pension as guardian to Francis's surviving dependants, which was granted.
  • He's surviving family was enumerated in the household of Richard Whitaker and Mary E. Calligan in the 1870 US Federal Census on 27 Aug 1870 at Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, as:
    Whittaker, Richard, 50, works in shoe shop, b. England
    ---, Mary E., 34, b. MA (as were all others)
    ---, Susan E., 6
    ---, John R., 3
    ---, Emery L., 6/12, b. Dec
    Andley, Francis, 13
    ---, George B., 12
    ---, James T., 9.
  • On 17 Sep 1870 Francis Handley was included on the Civil War memorial at Northborough, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 1 Oct 1884 his son, Francis Edward Handley, died at Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, at age 27 of malarial fever.
  • In 1891, Francis was included in "The History of Westborough, Massachusetts."
  • On 23 Nov 1901, Mary E. Calligan, his rewidowed wife, was returned to the pension rolls.
  • Mary, his wife, outlived Francis and Richard and died on 14 Apr 1908 at Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
  • Last Edited: 23 Apr 2017

Family: Mary E. Calligan b. 1836, d. 14 Apr 1908

  • Francis Edward Handley b. 19 Oct 1856, d. 1 Oct 1884
  • George Barnard Handley b. 2 Sep 1858
  • James Thomas Handley b. 10 Dec 1860

Edward Handrehan

b. between 1819 and 1820, d. 10 January 1890
  • Company: K
  • Edward Handrehan was also known as Edward Henderson in Ford's history, the 1870 roster, the Millbury History, and the MASSCW. However, the MASSCW makes note of his correct name.
  • He was born between 1819 - 1820 at Ireland.
  • Edward Handrehan married Johannah Callahan, daughter of Daniel Callahan and Catherine Dugan.
  • Edward Handrehan and Johannah Callahan were enumerated in the 1850 US Federal census on 24 Jul 1850 at Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Edwin Handrine, 30, laborer, b. Ireland
    Joanna, 30, b. Ireland
    Mary, 1, b. MA
    nextdoor to his father-in-law
    Daniel Calahan, 68.
  • Edward Handrehan and Johannah Callahan were enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 7 Aug 1860 at Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Edward Henderhan, 40, laborer, b. ireland
    Johannah, 44, b. Ireland
    Mary A., 11, b. MA
    Katy, 8, b. MA
    Patrick, 5, b. MA.
  • On 3 Oct 1861 Johannah Callahan, his wife, died at Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 44.
  • In 1862 Edward was living at Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Edward gave his occupation as mason.

  • On 8 Aug 1862 Edward mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 2 Jul 1863 Edward was wounded at The Battle of Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania.
  • On 22 Jul 1863 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Edward Handrehan was reported as wounded at Gettysburg.
  • He made application for a veteran's pension on 9 Dec 1863, and received certificate number 24737.
  • On 23 Dec 1863 Edward ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to disability.

  • On 22 Aug 1864 Edward and Johannah's daughter, Mary Ann Handrehan married Robert Harrison at Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 27 Nov 1873, at National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, Togus, Kennebec County, Maine, Edward was admitted.
  • On 24 Mar 1875, Edward was discharged from the home.
  • On 14 Nov 1875, at National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, Togus, Kennebec County, Maine, Edward was readmitted.
  • On 5 Apr 1878 his daughter, Mary Ann Handrehan, died at Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in childbirth.
  • On 17 May 1884 returned to the soldiers' home from leave.
  • On 28 Apr 1885, Edward was dishonorable discharged from the soldiers' home for stealing clothes belonging to another member from the clothes line.
  • On 17 Jul 1887 readmission to the soldiers' home denied.
  • He died on 10 Jan 1890 at Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of pneumonia.
  • He was buried in Jan 1890 at Millbury Central Cemetery, Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Last Edited: 10 Apr 2016

Family: Johannah Callahan b. 3 May 1817, d. 3 Oct 1861

  • Mary Ann Handrehan b. 1848, d. 5 Apr 1878
  • Joanna Handrehan b. 17 Jul 1850
  • Catherine Handrehan b. 14 Jun 1853
  • Patrick Handrehan b. 14 Aug 1855
  • Daniel Handrehan b. 24 Nov 1860

Richard L. Hannant

b. 11 September 1830, d. 27 February 1904
  • Father: Francis Hannant b. 1 Jul 1807, d. 20 Nov 1867
  • Mother: Elizabeth Lawn b. 1810, d. 27 Nov 1897
  • Company: D
  • Richard L. Hannant was born on 11 Sep 1830 at Coventry, Orleans County, Vermont, son of Francis Hannant and Elizabeth Lawn.
  • (Note: Richard's death certificate gives his mother's name as "Catherine McHugh." The informant is his son, Francis M. Hannant. However, Richard's wife is documented as Catherine McHugh in several places, and there maybe an error here.)
  • Richard L. Hannant was enumerated in the household of Francis Hannant and Elizabeth Lawn in the 1850 US Federal Census on 28 Aug 1850 at Coventry, Orleans County, Vermont, as:
    Lorin Frost, 56, farmer, b. PE (or CE)
    Polly, 53
    Willard, 22
    **Richard Hannant, 19, laborer, b. Eng
    (nextdoor to)
    Francis Harnnent, 41, farmer, b. Eng
    Elisabeth, 40, b. Eng
    Daniel, 16, b. Eng
    Francis (m.), 14, b. CE
    Betsey, 7, b. VT.
  • Richard L. Hannant married Catharine McHugh, daughter of John McHugh and Margaret Head.
  • Richard L. Hannant and Catharine McHugh were enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 23 Jun 1860 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Richard L. Hannet, 27, day labour, b. VT
    Cath, 28, b. Ireland
    John, 9, b. MA
    Francis, 6, b. MA
    Mary C., 5, b. MA
    Danel H., 9/12, b. MA.
  • In 1862 Richard was living at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1862, Richard gave his occupation as mechanic.

  • On 20 Jan 1862 Richard mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 31 years, 4 months and 9 days old.
  • On 27 Jun 1862 Richard was wounded at Fair Oaks, Henrico County, Virginia, on the arm.
  • On 12 Nov 1862 Richard ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts at Alexandria, Alexandria (city), Virginia, due to disability from wounds received in action.

  • He made application for a veteran's pension on 30 Jun 1879, and received certificate number 238307.
  • On 12 Jul 1879 Richard and Catharine's daughter, Mary E. Hannant married John W. Booth at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Richard L. Hannant and Catharine McHugh were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 2 Jun 1880 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Hannant, Richard L., works in boot shop, b. VT
    ---, Catherine, 50, wife, b. Ireland
    ---, Francis M., 26, son, b. MA
    ---, Henry B., 20, son, b. MA.
  • On 19 May 1883 his granddaughter, Nettie M. Booth, daughter of John W. Booth and Mary E. Hannant, was born at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 18 Nov 1886 Richard and Catharine's son, Henry D. Hannant married Emma B. Cobourn at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • On 5 Apr 1889 his granddaughter, Olive Gladys Hannant, daughter of Daniel "Henry" Hannant and Emma B. Cobourn, was born at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Richard L. Hannon was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Co. D, where he was shot through the shoulder.
  • He and Catharine McHugh were enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 9 Jun 1900 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Hannant, Richard, b. Sep 1828, married 46 years, b. VT
    ---, Katherine, wife, b. Sep 1827, three of four children living, b. Ireland, immig 1851
    ---, Francis M., son b. apr 1854, 46, single, b. MA.
  • On 8 Jan 1904 Catharine McHugh, his wife, died at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 76.
  • Richard's wife, Catharine McHugh, died and was buried on 10 Jan 1904 at Saint Johns Cemetery, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 76 years and 4 months.
  • Richard L. Hannant died on 27 Feb 1904 at Worcester City Hospital, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of nephritis. He was 73 years, 5 months and 16 days old.
  • He was buried on 28 Feb 1904 at Irasburg Cemetery, Irasburg, Orleans County, Vermont, with his parents and several siblings.
  • An obituary for Richard L. Hannant was published on 29 Feb 1904 at "The Worcester Daily Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as follows:
    "The funeral of Richard L. Hannant, a veteran of Company D, 15th Massachusetts regiment, was yesterday afternoon at 4 o'clock from the undertaking rooms of Scessions & Sons. Services conducted by Rev. C. E. Simmons were attended by relatives, neighbors, and Mr. Hannant's former associates at Union Station. Burial was at Hope (sic) Cemetery."
  • (Note: although both his death record and obituary state that he was buried in Hope Cemetery, Worcester, his gravemarker has been reliably viewed and photographed in Vermont. His wife's grave marker remains in Worcester.)
  • Last Edited: 10 Apr 2016

Family: Catharine McHugh b. Sep 1827, d. 8 Jan 1904

  • John Hannant b. 1851
  • Francis M. Hannant b. Apr 1854
  • Mary E. Hannant b. 1855
  • Daniel "Henry" Hannant b. 24 Sep 1859

Peter Hansen

b. between 1838 and 1839
  • Company: E
  • Peter Hansen was born between 1838 - 1839 at Denmark.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Peter gave his occupation as sailor.

  • On 21 Jul 1863 Peter mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as a draftee.
  • On 23 Apr 1864 Peter ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by transfer to the Navy.

  • He ended his service with the Navy by desertion on 17 Mar 1865.
  • In 1879 Peter was living at an unknown place.
  • On 5 Jul 1879 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Peter Hansen was mentioned in the report on the 12th annual reunion of Company E, 15th Massachusetts Infantry.
  • Last Edited: 8 Sep 2012