Loren Chandler Hoyle

b. 9 December 1831, d. 7 March 1909
  • Father: Loren Hoyle b. 28 Nov 1809, d. 17 Mar 1851
  • Mother: Sarah Trumbull b. between 1812 - 1813
  • Company: E
  • Loren Chandler Hoyle was born on 9 Dec 1831 at Killingly, Windham County, Connecticut, son of Loren Hoyle and Sarah Trumbull.
  • Loren Chandler Hoyle was enumerated in the household of Loren Hoyle and Sarah Trumbull in the 1850 US Federal Census on 13 Sep 1850 at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Loren Hoyle, 42, shoemaker, b. CT
    Sarah, 37, b. MA
    **Loren, 19, shoemaker, b. CT
    Sarah A., 18, b. CT
    Mariah, 16, b. MA
    **Otis, 13, b. RI
    **Henry, 6, b. MA
    Ellen, 4, b. MA
    Alfred, 1, b. MA.
  • On 17 Mar 1851 his father, Loren Hoyle, died at Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 41.
  • On 25 Jul 1854 Loren Chandler Hoyle, 22, married Lois Batchelder Mascroft, 19, daughter of William Perrin Mascroft and Celestina Batchelder, at Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Loren gave his occupation as shoemaker.

  • Henry Hoyle and Otis F. Hoyle, Loren Chandler Hoyle, brothers, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Co. E.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Loren mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 29 years, 7 months and 3 days old.
  • On 20 May 1863 Loren ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to disability.

  • On 8 Mar 1864 his son, Loren B. Hoyle, died at Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 2.
  • On 20 Jul 1872 his daughter, Eva Batcheller Hoyle, died at Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 1.
  • On 12 Jun 1873 Loren and Lois's daughter, Annie Mascroft Hoyle married Hiram W. Aldrich at Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • On 17 Dec 1873 Loren and Lois's daughter, Celistana Lois Hoyle married Alfred Reed Hoyle at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • In 1876, Loren was included in the History of Sutton on p. 301 as follows: "Loren Hoyle, who married a Mascroft, and has several daughters and one son. He enlisted in the noted fifteenth Massachusetts regiment, and served his country faithfully in the war of the rebellion."
  • He made application for a veteran's pension on 12 Feb 1878, and received certificate number 182293.
  • In 1879 Loren was living at Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 28 Jun 1879 at Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Loren Chandler Hoyle attended the 12th annual reunion of Company E, 15th Massachusetts Infantry.
  • He and Lois Batchelder Mascroft were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 19 Jun 1880 at Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Hoyle, Loren C., 49, shoemaker, has rheumatism, b. CT
    ---, Lois B., 45, wife, b. MA (as were all)
    ---, Eliza W., 16, daur
    ---, Frank N., 14, son
    ---, Lucia K., 10, daur
    ---, Ida M., 8, daur
    ---, Lena T., 4, daur
    ---, Harry H., 2/12, b. Apr, son.
  • On 10 Sep 1884 Loren and Lois's daughter, Lois Celestina Hoyle married Arthur M. Smith at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for him and the second (sic) for her.
  • On 28 Apr 1887 Loren and Lois's daughter, Celistana Lois Hoyle married Dexter Hemenway at Shrewsbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a second marriage for him and the third for her.
  • On 26 Nov 1889 Loren and Lois's daughter, Lucia Knapp Hoyle married Herbert L. Ray at Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • On 5 Dec 1889 Loren and Lois's daughter, Ida May Hoyle married Hollis A. Richardson at Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Loren Chandler Hoyle was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company A.
  • On 5 Jun 1892 Loren and Lois's daughter, Lizzie Wilson Hoyle married Peter Orrin Putnam at Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • On 28 Jun 1894 at Grand Army Hall, Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Loren C. Hoyle attended a reunion of Company E, as reported in the Worcester Daily Spy the following day.
  • On 21 Nov 1894 Loren and Lois's daughter, Lena Thompson Hoyle married Eleazer Hutchinson at Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a second marriage for him and the first for her.
  • On 12 Dec 1898 Loren and Lois's daughter, Ruth Captola Hoyle married Frederick Waldo Jones at Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a second marriage for him and the first for her.
  • Loren Chandler Hoyle and Lois Batchelder Mascroft were enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 1 Jun 1900 at Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Hoyle, Loren, b. Dec 1831, married 45 years, b. CT, farmer
    ---, Lois B., wife, b. May 1835, 8 of 11 children living, b. MA
    ---, Harry H., son b. Apr 1880, b. MA, single.
  • On 8 Dec 1900, Loren was the subject of an article which appeared in the "Worcester Telegram."

    Loren Chandler Hoyle will tomorow celebrate his 69th birthday anniversary. His eight children, Mrs. Annie M. Aldrich of Brockton, Mrs. Ruth C. Jones and Mrs. Lena C. Hutchinson of Boston, Mrs. Lizzie W. Putnam, Mrs. Ida Richardson, Mrs. Lucia K Ray, Frank N. and Harry H. Hoyle of Sutton, their families, 21 grandchildren and one great grandchild, have been invited to the old homestead.


    Mr. Hoyle was born in Killingly Ct. and was the oldest of 13 children. His father died when his youngest brother was a few months old, and Mr. Hoyle did much to help the big family. One brother and two sisters are still alive. Forty-six years ago Mr. Hoyle married Lois Batcheller Mascroft and 11 children have been born, of these 8 being alive. Mr. Hoyle was a corporal of Capt. Watsons's company E of the Fifteenth regiment Massachusetts volunteers. He was mustered into the United States service on July 12, 1861 to serve three years but was discharged Dec. 2 1862 at Convalescent Camp near Alexandria VA by reason of surgeons certificate of disability Mr. Hoyle having contracted rheumatism and chronic stomach trouble. He was in a hospital three months. Many are the tales he tells of the war, but often persuasion fails to bring him to speak of the incidents of the 60s.


    To a Telegram reporter he told with reticence of carrying the colors across the Potomac at the Battle of Ball's Bluff in a boat containing officers. While crossing, the flag he carried was shot to pieces and he now exhibits a bit of the old flag that he sent home to his wife after the battle. His brother swam across by the side of the boat This was his first battle after getting out of the hospital, and as night came on and the other side was reached with bullets still coming thick and fast the men left their boats and tried to reach camp. Mr. Hoyle's strength failed, and after he crawled 10 rods in mud and water more than ankle deep, he sank exhausted and spent the night with no companion save his brother, who was with him during the entire campaign, nursing him carefully .


    Mr. Hoyle often says- But for Otis I should never have returned. After crossing the Potomac, Col Baker who had gone in the same boat, was shot dead by Mr. Hoyles side, and as the col. fell without a murmurhis hat fluttered down and was cought by Mr. Hoyle.. It was found to contain valuable papers. After this Mr. Hoyle was compelled to leave the Army and he has since suffered much but still retains a young Heart.


    After his return home he passed one year in Utica N.Y. and one year as overseer at the cotton mill in Fisherville, and has since lived in Sutton. He was one of the eight who formed Singletary club many years ago, and he still is a member. His fish dinners which always pleased the most fastidious, were the drawing card during the camping out season. Mr. Hoyle is now livingat his Sutton home, where he is much interested in floriculture and has several large greenhouses where he does an extensive business.

  • On 27 Feb 1902 his married daughter, Lizzie Wilson Hoyle, died at Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 38 of pneumonia.
  • Loren Chandler Hoyle died on 7 Mar 1909 at Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 77 years, 2 months and 26 days old.
  • An obituary for Loren Chandler Hoyle was published on 7 Mar 1909 at "The Worcester Telegram", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as follows:

    Loren Chandler Hoyle, widely known as a hunter and veteran of the Civil War, died suddenly of heart disease at his home on Main Street. aged 77 years, 2 months and 27 days. Mr Hoyle was about his place this afternoon, apparently in his usual health. He beacame ill around 8:30 o'clock and passed away half an hour later, while sitting in his chair.


    Loren Chandler Hoyle was a native of Killingly Ct. the oldest of 13 children of Mr. and Mrs. William Hoyle. Of these only one Otis F. Hoyle , now living on Singletary avenue, survives. He married Lois Batchellor Mascroft , July 22 1863. Of their eleven children, eight ar living : Frank N. of West Wareham, Harry H. of Myrick's, Mrs. Anna M Aldrich of Northbridge , Ruth C. wife of Fred W. Jonesof Auburndale, Lana T. wife of Lake E. Hutchiof Auburndale, Ida M. wife of Horace A. Richardson of Oxford, and Lucy K. wife of Herbert L. Ray.


    Mr. Hoyle enlisted in the Civil war July 12, 1861 going to the front with E company Fifteenth Massachusetts volunteers. He was a corporal . He was discharged from the service in Dec ember 1862, at convalescent camp, near Alexandria Va. because of illness. In the Battle of Ball's Bluff , he crossed thew Potomac carrying the flag of his regiment. In the boat with him were a number of officers, and one of them was Col. E.D. Baker of California was shot while in the boat. The flag that corporal Hoyle carried drew rebel fire and was shot full of holes. Hoyle preserved a piece of the flag and it is at his home now. His brother Otis crossed the river swimming by the side of the boat and cared for Loren who sank exhausted in the mud after crossing.


    After the war Mr. Hoyle lived a year in Utica N.Y. The he worked a year at a mill in Fisherville. Afterwards comming to Sutton where he had a farm. He had lived in Sutton ever since. He was one of the eight original members of the Singletary club, devoted to sports, and he dearly loved to hunt and fish . Of recent years he undertook to get a fox pelt for each of hifive daughtersand succeeded in getting four. Last summer he went to see one of his sons in West Wareham and while there had great sport in five weeks, hunting ducks. He was a hearty, bluff veteran of the old school , and every boy , girl, man, and woman who new him loved him. The funeral is to be from his home at 2 o'clock, Wednesday afternoon.

  • He was buried on 10 Mar 1909 at Old Howard Cemetery, Armsby Road, Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 26 Mar 1909 Lois Batchelder Mascroft received a pension to surviving family member in Massachusetts based on Loren's service; his wife, received certificate number 680415.
  • NOTE: Loren C. Hoyle is known to have kept a diary, last in the posession of descendants. In the Back of the diary was a note stating that "father carved these letters (E 15 MASS) from a soup bone while recouperating in the hospital."
  • Lois, his wife, outlived Loren and died on 2 Mar 1914 at Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 78.
  • Last Edited: 10 Apr 2016

Family: Lois Batchelder Mascroft b. 26 Jun 1835, d. 2 Mar 1914

  • Celistana Lois Hoyle b. 18 Aug 1855, d. 11 Jun 1897
  • Annie Mascroft Hoyle b. 9 Apr 1857
  • Ruth Captola Hoyle b. 18 Apr 1859
  • Loren B. Hoyle b. 14 Jul 1861, d. 8 Mar 1864
  • Lizzie Wilson Hoyle b. 28 Sep 1863, d. 27 Feb 1902
  • Frank Nelson Hoyle b. 28 Apr 1866
  • Lucia Knapp Hoyle b. 18 Mar 1868
  • Eva Batcheller Hoyle b. 13 Jan 1871, d. 20 Jul 1872
  • Ida May Hoyle b. 14 Sep 1873
  • Lena Thompson Hoyle b. 3 Sep 1875
  • Harry Hermon Hoyle b. 25 Apr 1880

Otis F. Hoyle

b. March 1837, d. 18 December 1915
  • Father: Loren Hoyle b. 28 Nov 1809, d. 17 Mar 1851
  • Mother: Sarah Trumbull b. between 1812 - 1813
  • Company: E
  • Otis F. Hoyle was born in Mar 1837 at Warwick, Kent County, Rhode Island, son of Loren Hoyle and Sarah Trumbull.
  • Otis F. Hoyle was enumerated in the household of Loren Hoyle and Sarah Trumbull in the 1850 US Federal Census on 13 Sep 1850 at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Loren Hoyle, 42, shoemaker, b. CT
    Sarah, 37, b. MA
    **Loren, 19, shoemaker, b. CT
    Sarah A., 18, b. CT
    Mariah, 16, b. MA
    **Otis, 13, b. RI
    **Henry, 6, b. MA
    Ellen, 4, b. MA
    Alfred, 1, b. MA.
  • On 17 Mar 1851 his father, Loren Hoyle, died at Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 41.
  • Otis F. Hoyle and Henry Hoyle, and Loren Chandler Hoyle, brothers, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Co. E.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Otis gave his occupation as farmer.


  • On 30 Jul 1861 Otis mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 24 years and 4 months old.
  • On 28 Jul 1864 Otis ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts having fulfilled his term of service.

  • On 4 Apr 1866 Otis F. Hoyle, 29, married Melvina E. Gothie, 21, daughter of Lewis Gothie, at Washington, District of Columbia.
  • In 1879 Otis was living at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 5 Jul 1879 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Otis F. Hoyle was mentioned in the report on the 12th annual reunion of Company E, 15th Massachusetts Infantry.
  • He made application for a veteran's pension on 8 Aug 1879, and received certificate number 236605.
  • He and Melvina E. Gothie were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 7 Jun 1880 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Hoyle, Otis F., 45, boot bottomer, has a disability, b. RI
    ---, Malvina E., 35, suffers consumption, b. VT
    ---, Fred L., 15, works in wood yard, b. Washington, D. C.
  • On 1 Jul 1881 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Otis E. Hoyle was reported as attending the fourteenth annual meeting of Co. E. Association, 15th Regiment, Mass. Vols.--
    From The Webster Times, July 1, 1881(Volume XXIII # 20)
    The fourteenth annual meeting of Co. E. Association, 15th Regiment, Mass. Vols., was held on Tuesday in Memorial Hall. The visiting comrades and guests were received at the depot by Post 27, L. E. Thayer, commander. Lieut. B. B. Vassal presided over the meeting. The day was one of great enjoyment to all the members of the association. Short addresses were made by Rev. Mr. Emmons, Dr. S. O. Paine, A. L. Joslin, G. P. Daniels, Rev. I. T. Johnson, B. B. Vassal, A. J. Kirby, G. H. Stevens, L. E. Thayer, also by Gen. Picket and Mr. A. Borden of Post 10 G. A. R.
    P. F. Murray read an interesting paper on the doings of the company while in service. George Hodges gave an account of his California trip, showing quite clearly that the ways of some “Californians” not “heathen chinee” are “peculiar.”
    At the business meeting the death of Capt Albert Prince and Fred A. Hall were reported. The following officers were chosen for the ensuing year: president B. B. Vassal; Vice-President Charles A. Bacon; Secretary and Treasurer L. E. Thayer; Directors Otis Hoyle; Edward Cudworth; John W. Humphrey.
    A nice repast was furnished at the expense of George Hodges, who received the thanks of those present for his generosity. Caterer Mars, of Worcester, attended to the wants of the inner man. At the head table was a handsome bouquet presented by a Worcester lady. The meeting was adjourned until June 28, 1882.
  • He was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Co E.
  • On 8 Jul 1898 Vina E. Hoyle, his wife, died at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 53.
  • Otis F. Hoyle was enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census in 1900 at Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, a widower with a servant.
  • On 8 Dec 1900, Loren Chandler Hoyle was the subject of an article which appeared in the "Worcester Telegram."

    Loren Chandler Hoyle will tomorow celebrate his 69th birthday anniversary. His eight children, Mrs. Annie M. Aldrich of Brockton, Mrs. Ruth C. Jones and Mrs. Lena C. Hutchinson of Boston, Mrs. Lizzie W. Putnam, Mrs. Ida Richardson, Mrs. Lucia K Ray, Frank N. and Harry H. Hoyle of Sutton, their families, 21 grandchildren and one great grandchild, have been invited to the old homestead.


    Mr. Hoyle was born in Killingly Ct. and was the oldest of 13 children. His father died when his youngest brother was a few months old, and Mr. Hoyle did much to help the big family. One brother and two sisters are still alive. Forty-six years ago Mr. Hoyle married Lois Batcheller Mascroft and 11 children have been born, of these 8 being alive. Mr. Hoyle was a corporal of Capt. Watsons's company E of the Fifteenth regiment Massachusetts volunteers. He was mustered into the United States service on July 12, 1861 to serve three years but was discharged Dec. 2 1862 at Convalescent Camp near Alexandria VA by reason of surgeons certificate of disability Mr. Hoyle having contracted rheumatism and chronic stomach trouble. He was in a hospital three months. Many are the tales he tells of the war, but often persuasion fails to bring him to speak of the incidents of the 60s.


    To a Telegram reporter he told with reticence of carrying the colors across the Potomac at the Battle of Ball's Bluff in a boat containing officers. While crossing, the flag he carried was shot to pieces and he now exhibits a bit of the old flag that he sent home to his wife after the battle. His brother swam across by the side of the boat This was his first battle after getting out of the hospital, and as night came on and the other side was reached with bullets still coming thick and fast the men left their boats and tried to reach camp. Mr. Hoyle's strength failed, and after he crawled 10 rods in mud and water more than ankle deep, he sank exhausted and spent the night with no companion save his brother, who was with him during the entire campaign, nursing him carefully .


    Mr. Hoyle often says- But for Otis I should never have returned. After crossing the Potomac, Col Baker who had gone in the same boat, was shot dead by Mr. Hoyles side, and as the col. fell without a murmurhis hat fluttered down and was cought by Mr. Hoyle.. It was found to contain valuable papers. After this Mr. Hoyle was compelled to leave the Army and he has since suffered much but still retains a young Heart.


    After his return home he passed one year in Utica N.Y. and one year as overseer at the cotton mill in Fisherville, and has since lived in Sutton. He was one of the eight who formed Singletary club many years ago, and he still is a member. His fish dinners which always pleased the most fastidious, were the drawing card during the camping out season. Mr. Hoyle is now livingat his Sutton home, where he is much interested in floriculture and has several large greenhouses where he does an extensive business.

  • On 17 Oct 1904 Otis F. Hoyle, 67, married Jane E. Morse, daughter of Joseph P. Morse and Lucinda Gouthey, at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, in a second marriage for both.
  • Otis F. Hoyle and Jane E. Morse were enumerated in the 1910 US Federal Census on 15 Apr 1910 at Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Hoyle, Otis F., 73, married second, five years
    ---, Jane E., wife, 58, married second; of her five children all are deceased, b. MA (fath b. Can; mor b. VT.)
  • Otis F. Hoyle died on 18 Dec 1915 at Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 78 years and 9 months old.
  • He was buried in Dec 1915 at Old Howard Cemetery, Armsby Road, Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 7 Oct 1916 Jane E. Hoyle received a pension to surviving family member in Massachusetts based on Otis's service; his wife, received certificate number 836937.
  • Last Edited: 29 Jul 2016

Family 1: Melvina E. Gothie b. 28 Feb 1845, d. 8 Jul 1898

  • Fred. L. Hoyle b. between 1864 - 1865

Family 2: Jane E. Morse b. 1852

Richard Munroe Hoyle

b. 27 June 1844, d. 19 March 1909
  • Father: George B. Hoyle b. 10 Oct 1807, d. 24 Oct 1884
  • Mother: Hannah Standish b. 1817, d. 11 Apr 1872
  • Company: K
  • Richard Munroe Hoyle was born on 27 Jun 1844 at Thompson, Windham County, Connecticut, son of George B. Hoyle and Hannah Standish.
  • In 1861 Richard was living at Putnam, Windham County, Connecticut.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Richard gave his occupation as farmer.

  • On 1 Jul 1861 Munroe mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Putnam, Windham County, Connecticut. He was 17 years and 4 days old.
  • In Sep 1862 Richard was promoted to Corporal.
  • On 17 Sep 1862 Richard was wounded at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland, in the leg.
  • On 27 Mar 1863 Richard ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by discharge due to wounds, according to the MASSCW.

  • On 28 Jul 1864 Richard ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to expiration of term of service, according to the 1870 roster.

  • He made application at Connecticut for a veteran's pension on 19 Sep 1864, and received certificate number 35563.
  • Richard Munroe Hoyle married Inez Willett Carpenter, daughter of Lucien Carpenter and Almira Burlingham.
  • Richard Munroe Hoyle was enumerated in the household of Lucien Carpenter and Almira Burlingham in the 1870 US Federal Census on 15 Jun 1870 at Putnam, Windham County, Connecticut, with his in-laws, as:
    Carpenter, Lucien, 58, clerk in market, b. MA (his father-in-law)
    ---, Almira, 55, b. CT
    **Hoyle, R. Munroe, 25, barber, b. CT
    ---, Inez W., 23, clerk in store, b. CT.
  • Richard Munroe Hoyle and Inez Willett Carpenter were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 7 Jun 1880 at Putnam, Windham County, Connecticut, as:
    Hoyle, Richard M., 35, barber & merchant, b. CT
    ---, Anise V., 33, wife, b. CT
    Carpenter, Lucien, 68, fath-in-law, widower, book keeper, b. MA
    Bordeaux, Leon, 15, boarder, works in cotton mill, b. CT.
  • Richard Munroe Hoyle and Inez Willett Carpenter were enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 5 Jun 1900 at Putnam, Windham County, Connecticut, as:
    Hoyle, Richard M., b. June 1845, married, b. CT, barber
    ---, Inis V., wife. b. 1842, no children, b. CT.
  • Richard Munroe Hoyle died on 19 Mar 1909 at Putnam, Windham County, Connecticut. He was 64 years, 8 months and 20 days old.
  • He was buried in Mar 1909 at Grove Street Cemetery, Putnam, Windham County, Connecticut, as a member of Co. K., 15th Regt. Massachusetts Volunteers, with a G.A.R. marker.
  • On 16 Apr 1909 Inez Willett Hoyle received a pension to surviving family member in Connecticut based on Richard's service; his wife, received certificate number 681362.
  • Richard's wife, Inez Willett Hoyle, died and was buried in 1924 at Grove Street Cemetery, Putnam, Windham County, Connecticut, with her husband and her parents at age 77 years.
  • Richard Munroe Hoyle and Inez Willett Carpenter had no issue.
  • Last Edited: 18 Apr 2016

Family: Inez Willett Carpenter b. 1847, d. 1924

Patrick Hoyt

b. 1830, d. 3 July 1863
  • Company: K
  • Patrick Hoyt was born about in 1830 at unknown.
  • In 1861 Patrick was living at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Patrick gave his occupation as no occupation at enlistment is given for him in Ford's history.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Patrick mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 31 years old.
  • He died on 3 Jul 1863 at The Battle of Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania, killed in action. He was 33 years old.
  • On 15 Jul 1874 Patrick Hoyt was included on the Civil War memorial at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Last Edited: 26 Nov 2016

Charles Hubbard

b. between 1841 and 1842
  • Company: E
  • Charles Hubbard was born between 1841 - 1842 at Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1863, Charles gave his occupation as seaman.
  • In 1863 Charles was living at Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut.

  • On 30 Jul 1863 Charles mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.
  • On 19 Dec 1863 Charles ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to disability.

  • He made application for a veteran's pension on 28 Dec 1863, made application number 38022, but no certificate is recorded.
  • In 1879 Charles was living at an unknown place.
  • On 5 Jul 1879 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Charles Hubbard was mentioned in the report on the 12th annual reunion of Company E, 15th Massachusetts Infantry.
  • Last Edited: 8 Sep 2012

Francis E. Huckins

b. 28 November 1842, d. 12 April 1927
  • Father: Ebenezer Huckins b. 8 Jan 1807, d. 3 Mar 1895
  • Mother: Susan E. Sherman b. 2 Jun 1810, d. 1886
  • Company: G
  • Francis E. Huckins was born on 28 Nov 1842 at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Ebenezer Huckins and Susan E. Sherman.
  • Francis E. Huckins was enumerated in the household of Ebenezer Huckins and Susan E. Sherman in the 1850 US Federal Census on 2 Sep 1850 at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Ebeneser Huckins, 52, farmer, b. NH
    Susan, 58, b. MA
    Susan Sherman, 10, b. Canada
    **Francis E., 8
    Hary H., 5
    George A., 5/12.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Francis gave his occupation as farmer.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Francis mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 18 years, 7 months and 14 days old.
  • On 28 Jul 1864 Francis ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, due to expiration of his term of service.

  • On 5 Jul 1866 Francis E. Huckins, 23, married Lucy M. Speare, 18, daughter of Lemuel Speare and Lucy M. Green, at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Francis E. Huckins and Lucy M. Speare were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census in Jun 1880 at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.
  • Francis E. Huckins made application at Massachusetts for a veteran's pension in Jul 1880.
  • On 15 Dec 1888 Francis and Lucy's daughter, Susan Marie Huckins married Henry G. Allen at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Francis E. Huckins was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at North Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company G.
  • On 20 Jan 1898 Francis and Lucy's daughter, Lucy Frances Huckins married George Bucklin Stockwell at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Francis E. Huckins and Lucy M. Speare were enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census in 1900 at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, and of their two children, both are still living.
  • On 21 Oct 1902 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Francis E. Huckins attended 36th annual reunion of the 15th Massachusetts Regiment Association.
  • On 21 Oct 1903 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Francis E. Huckins attended the 37th annual regimental reunion with some eighty other veterans.
  • In 1906 Francis was living at North Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 20 Oct 1906 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Francis E. Huckins attended the 40th annual reunion of the 15th regiment association, with some 75 other veterans of the regiment. (Report believed to be from the Worcester Spy.)
  • In 1910 Francis was living at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 27 Oct 1910 at The State Mutual Building, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Francis E. Huckins attended the 44th reunion of the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.
  • On 22 Oct 1926 at "The Webster Evening Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Francis E. Huckins was mentioned as attending the 60th reunion of Company I.
  • He died on 12 Apr 1927 at North Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 84 years, 4 months and 15 days old.
  • He was buried in Apr 1927 at Pine Grove Cemetery, Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 20 Apr 1927 Lucy M. Speare received a pension to surviving family member in Massachusetts based on Francis's service; received certificate number A-6-3-27.
  • An obituary for Francis E. Huckins was published as follows: From the "Springfield Republican," 21 April 1927:
    North Grafton, April 13 --
    Francis E. Huckins, 84, veteran of the Civil war, who held many town offices during his lifetime, died late last night at his home here.
    He saw service with the 15th massachusetts infantry, participating in the battle of Gettysburg.
    For 28 years he was a conductor on the Boston & Albany railroad, but later ran a grist mill.
    He was a selectman and a member of the assessors' board for many years.
  • Lucy M. Speare, his wife, who is buried with him, survived Francis and died in 1930.
  • On 22 Oct 1931 at "The Webster Evening Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Francis E. Huckins was mentioned as having sent his regrets at being unable to attended the 65th regimental reunion, or regrets were sent for him.
  • Last Edited: 27 Feb 2014

Family: Lucy M. Speare b. 17 May 1848, d. 1930

  • Susan Marie Huckins b. 31 May 1870
  • Lucy Frances Huckins b. 9 Jun 1872

Archibald Bradford Hudson

b. 4 June 1826, d. 17 July 1907
  • Father: Bradford Hudson
  • Mother: Rachel [--?--]
  • Company: E
  • Archibald Bradford Hudson was born on 4 Jun 1826 at Ellisburg, Jefferson County, New York, son of Bradford Hudson and Rachel [--?--].
  • On 11 Sep 1849 Archibald Bradford Hudson, 23, married Caroline B. Hurst, 22, daughter of John Hurst and Mary [--?--], at Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Archibald Bradford Hudson and Caroline B. Hurst were enumerated in the 1850 US Federal census in Aug 1850 at Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Archibald B. Hudson, 24. farmer, b. NY
    Caroline B., 21, b. NY
    living in the home of
    John Heard, 71, farmer b. Ireland...
  • On 19 Oct 1851 his infant daughter, Mary D. Hudson, died at Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 1.
  • On 2 Mar 1860 Caroline B. Hudson, his wife, died at Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 32 of phthisis.
  • In Jun 1860 at Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, his son, Oliver B. Hudson, 8, b. MA, was living with Thos. D. Shouway (shonvey?), 58, b. MA and his wife Mary, 53, b. NY. Relationship, if any, unknown.
  • On 6 Jan 1861 his Mary Ada Hudson, died at Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 1 of pneumonia.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Archibald gave his occupation as farmer.


  • On 6 Aug 1862 Archibald mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry. He was 36 years, 2 months and 2 days old.
  • On 28 Feb 1864, Archibald was reenlisted, having received a bounty of $325.
  • On 27 Jul 1864 Archibald ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by administrative transfer to the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as absent Prisoner of War.

  • Starting 28 Jul 1864, Archibald also served in the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company "G."
  • On 28 Apr 1865, Archibald was released from prison.
  • He ended his service by mustering out on 24 Jul 1865.
  • On 15 Jun 1867 Archibald Bradford Hudson, 41, married Cordelia Davis, 37, daughter of Ebenezer Davis and Rebecca Derby, at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a second marriage for both; she was the widow "Sumner."
  • Archibald Bradford Hudson made application for a veteran's pension on 15 Dec 1874, and received certificate number 265755.
  • On 5 Jul 1879 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Archibald Bradford Hudson was mentioned in the report on the 12th annual reunion of Company E, 15th Massachusetts Infantry.
  • He was enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 12 Jun 1880 at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Hudson, A. B., 54, laborer, b. NY
    ---, Cordelia, 50
    ---, Oliver B, 28.
  • In 1886 Archibald was living at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • In Jun 1886 Archibald Bradford Hudson took part in the regimental reunion Excursion to the Battle-Fields of Gettysburg, PA., Antietam, MD., Ball's Bluff, Virginia and Washington, D.C.
  • He was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at North Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company E.
  • On 7 Jul 1893 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Archibald Bradford Hudson was reported as attending the 26th annuel meeting of the Company E association. From The Webster Times, July 7, 1893(Volume XXXVI # 19)
    Company E. Association, 15th Regiment, M. V. M., held its 26th annual meeting in Memorial Hall last week. Roll Call at 11a. m., business meeting, 11:30; dinner at 1 p. m. prepared by Comrade Yeomans and wife. The survivors were called to order by President W. F. Miller. The roll call showed that the only death reported during the year was that of Patrick Feigan, who died in Boston, April 7, 1893, and was buried in St. Roch cemetery of Oxford.
    The following officers were elected for the coming year; President, W. F. Miller of Worcester; Vice President, P. F. Murray of Worcester; Secretary and Treasurer L. E. Thayer of Oxford; Directors, A. B. Yeomans of Oxford, John Humphrey of Oxford, and Oscar L. Guild of Lynn.
    Among the speakers were Rev. Albert Tyler who invoked the blessing; Capt. Murray of Worcester; Capt. B. B. Vassal of Worcester; Secretary L. E. Thayer of Oxford; Caleb F. Dudley; John Humphrey who left an arm at Antietam; Edward Lovely of Spencer; A. B. Hudson of Grafton; and Robert Lusty of Palmer who left a leg at Gettysburg.
  • On 28 Jun 1894 at Grand Army Hall, Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Archibald Bradford Hudson attended a reunion of Company E, as reported in the Worcester Daily Spy the following day.
  • He and Cordelia Davis were enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census in Jun 1900 at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Hudson, Archibald B., head, b. June 1826, married 32 years, b. NY (fath b. MA; mor b. MA)
    ---, Cordelia S., wife, b. Mar 1830, b. MA (none of her three children are living)
    Hawkins, Angeline, sister-in-law, b. Oct 1822 in MA, widow, (five of her six children are living)
    ...two doors away
    Hudson, Oliver B., head, b. June 1852 in MA, married 19 years, father b. NY, mother b. MA
    ---, Louise, wife, b. Oct 1841 in MA of English parents, has two living children.
  • On 21 Oct 1903 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Archibald B. Hudson attended the 37th annual regimental reunion with some eighty other veterans.
  • On 5 Jul 1906 Archibald Bradford Hudson sent regrets that he could not attended the 39th annual reunion of the association of companies E and I.
  • He died on 17 Jul 1907 at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of senility. He was 81 years, 1 month and 13 days old.
  • He was buried on 19 Jul 1907 at South Cemetery, Church St., Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, stone #11 , grid 6-1, section A.
  • In Aug 1907 Delia D. Hudson received a pension to surviving family member in Massachusetts based on Archibald's service; received certificate 633340.
  • Archibald's wife, Cordelia Davis, died and was buried in Feb 1917 at Riverside Cemetery, Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 86 years and 11 months.
  • Last Edited: 10 Apr 2016

Family 1: Caroline B. Hurst b. 10 Sep 1827, d. 2 Mar 1860

  • Mary D. Hudson b. 19 Aug 1850, d. 19 Oct 1851
  • Oliver Brigham Hudson b. Jun 1852, d. 27 Apr 1922
  • Mary Ada Hudson b. 5 Oct 1859, d. 6 Jan 1861

Family 2: Cordelia Davis b. Mar 1830, d. 30 Jan 1917

James Lawrence Hudson

b. 9 August 1840, d. 6 February 1918
  • Father: John Hudson
  • Mother: Mary Benton
  • Company: 1_SS
  • James Lawrence Hudson was born on 9 Aug 1840 at Lockport, Niagara County, New York, son of John Hudson and Mary Benton.
  • In 1861 James was living at Newburyport, Essex County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment, James gave his occupation as clerk.
  • Starting 15 Apr 1861, James also served in the 8th Infantry Regiment Massachusetts, Company A.
  • He ended his service with the 8th Infantry Regiment Massachusetts, Company A on 1 Aug 1861.

  • On 3 Sep 1861 James L. Hudson mustered into service with the 1st Company Massachusetts Sharpshooters. He was 21 years and 25 days old.
  • On 19 May 1862 James ended military service with the 1st Massachusetts Sharpshooters by discharge for disability.

  • On 29 Jan 1873 James Lawrence Hudson, 32, married Anna Ridgely, 31, daughter of Nicholas Ridgely and Jane Huntington, at Sangamon County, Illinois.
  • James Lawrence Hudson and Anna Ridgely were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 1 Jun 1880 at Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois, as:
    Hudson, James L., 39, hardware dealer, b. NY
    ---, Anna, 38, wife, b. IL
    ---, Charles A., 6, son
    ---, Mary R., 4, daur
    ---, George H., 2, son.
  • On 3 Apr 1891 his son, George Huntington Hudson, died at Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois, accidentally killed by his elder brother, Charles, in a shooting accident, as reported on page one of the "Daily Illinois State Register (Springfield, Illinois), April 4, 1891.
  • James Lawrence Hudson and Anna Ridgely were enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 1 Jun 1900 at Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois, as:
    Hudson, James L., b. Aug 1840, 59, married 27 years, b. NA (of Eng parents), hardware (?) man
    ---, Anna R., wife, b. Nov 1841, 58, three of four children living
    ---, Charles R., son, b. Dec 1873, just married, b. IL, teller in bank
    ---, Allie, daur-in-law, b. Mar 1879, no children, b. MA
    ---, Mary R., daur, b. Feb 1876, single, b. IL
    ---, Ridgley, son, b. Oct 1881, single, b. IL, teller assistant
    and three servants.
  • James Lawrence Hudson made application at Illinois for a veteran's pension on 21 Jan 1908, and received certificate number 1143725.
  • He and Anna Ridgely were enumerated in the 1910 US Federal Census on 29 Apr 1910 at Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois, as:
    Hudson, James L., 69, married once for 37 years, b. NY (fat b. Eng, mor b. US)
    ---, Anna R., wife, 68, three of four children living, b. IL (fat b. MD, mor b. MA)
    ---, Mary, daur, 34, single, b. IL
    and three servants.
  • James Lawrence Hudson died on 6 Feb 1918 at Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois. He was 77 years, 5 months and 28 days old.
  • An obituary for James Lawrence Hudson was published as follows: from the "Daily Illinois State Register," (Springfield, Illinois) , February 7, 1918:
    Veteran Business Man of Springfield Passes Away At His Home

    James Lawrence Hudson, president of J. L. Hudson & Co., hardware dealers, and one of the oldest and best known business men in Springfield, died at 9 o'clock last night at his residence, 1130 South Sixth street. Mr. Hudson was 77 years old. He was born August 9, 1840, in Lockport, New York, the son of John Hudson of England and Mary Benton of Massachusetts. He came to Springfield forty-seven years ago. He was united in marriage, January 29, 1873, to Miss Anna Ridgely, daughter of Nicholas H. Ridgely, the pioneer banker of Springfield.
    Mr. Hudson enlisted as a private at the outbreak of the civil war entering the Eighth Massachusetts regiment of infantry, and he arrived at the front to take part in the battle of Balls Bluff. Later he secured a transfer to an organization known as the "Andrews Sharpshooters", with whom he was in active service for two years, being then invalided home after a severe attack of typhoid fever and receiving his honorable discharge from service. A few years later he visited an uncle in Australia, going by way of England and returning through San Francisco, completing a trip around the world. The side trips he made on this journey, two hundred miles in Africa, hunting lions and hunting trips for emu in Australia, are evidence of that athletic, vigorous early life which gave him the strength that amazed physicians and nurses in his last struggle with death.
    Coming to Springfield in 1871 to visit his friend, William Dean, he decided to remain, and went into the hardware business as a partner to the late J. Taylor Smith at 506 East Adams street, where he continued in business until compelled by ill health to retire in 1915. Mr. Hudson had been in poor health for the past two years, and on Saturday, January 26, he sustained a fall at his home which brought on his death. He had a wide circle of friends in Sangamon county, and all will remember his gentle, never-failing courtesy, and his upright, just and kindly life. He was a member of the First Presbyterian church, St. Paul's Lodge No. 500, Ancient, Free, and Accepted Masons; Elwood Commandery No. 6, Knight's Templar; the Sangamo club and Illini Country club.
    He is survived by his widow, two sons, Ridgely Hudson, first lieutenant in the Headquarters company, 124th field Artillery Camp Logan, Houston, Texas and Charles Hudson of this city and one daughter, Miss Mary Hudson. A son, George Hudson, died thirty-three years ago, and two grandchildren James Lawrence Hudson, 3rd, and Barbara Hudson. The funeral will be held Friday afternoon. Lieutenant Hudson will not be able to attend, as he could not reach Springfield in time.
  • He was buried on 8 Feb 1918 at Oak Ridge Cemetery, Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois.
  • On 11 Jul 1918 Anna Ridgely received a pension to surviving family member in Illinois based on James's service; his wife received certificate number 848707.
  • Anna, his wife, outlived James and died on 5 Dec 1926 at Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois, at age 85.
  • Last Edited: 26 Apr 2016

Family: Anna Ridgely b. Nov 1841, d. 5 Dec 1926

  • Charles Ridgely Hudson b. 15 Dec 1873, d. 20 Jan 1955
  • Mary Ridgley Hudson b. 29 Feb 1876, d. 20 Nov 1931
  • George Huntington Hudson b. 1878, d. 3 Apr 1891
  • Ridgley Hudson b. Oct 1881, d. 27 Sep 1950

James Hughes

b. 17 February 1844, d. 27 September 1862
  • Father: James Hughes b. 1810, d. 26 Nov 1858
  • Mother: Eliza [--?--] b. 1820, d. 16 Jan 1887
  • Company: G
  • James Hughes was born on 17 Feb 1844 at Ireland, son of James Hughes and Eliza [--?--].
  • After 1853 James Hughes emigrated with Eliza Hughes and James Hughes, his mother, from Ireland.
  • On 26 Nov 1858 his father, James Hughes, died at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • James Hughes was enumerated in the household of Eliza Hughes in the 1860 US Federal Census on 28 Jun 1860 at Milford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Eliza Hughes, 40, b. Ireland (as were all in the family)
    Michael, 20, boot bottomer
    **James, 15, boot bottomer
    John, 12
    Patrick, 7.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, James gave his occupation as bootmaker.
  • In 1861 James was living at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 James mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 17 years, 4 months and 25 days old.
  • On 30 Oct 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, James Hughes was included, with 304 other men, among "The Killed Wounded and Missing of the Fifteenth Regiment," after Ball's Bluff.
  • On 17 Sep 1862 James was wounded at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland, and lost a leg.
  • He died on 27 Sep 1862 at Hoffman's Hospital, Smoketown, Washington County, Maryland, unmarried, of wounds received at the Battle of Antietam. He was 18 years, 7 months and 10 days old.
  • He was buried in Sep 1862 at Saint Johns Cemetery, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 28 Oct 1862 Eliza Hughes received a pension to surviving family member based on James's service; his mother, received certificate number 11980.
  • On 3 Oct 1864 Michael Hughes , possibly his brother, a laborer from Grafton, enlisted in the 1st Massachusetts Heavy Artillery, Company G, and mustered out at Washington DC on 16 August 1865. There is a pension file.
  • Eliza, his mother, outlived James and died on 16 Jan 1887 at Ashland, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
  • On 17 Sep 1900 James Hughes was included on the Civil War memorial at Antietam Battlefield, Sharpsburg, Maryland, as having died of his wounds received at the battle. (Read several articles from the Fitchburg Sentinel about the planning for the memorial.)
  • Last Edited: 18 Apr 2016

John A. Hughes

b. between 1841 and 1842, d. 16 May 1863
  • Father: William J. Hughes
  • Company: F
  • John A. Hughes was born between 1841 - 1842 at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, son of William J. Hughes.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, John gave his occupation as shoemaker.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 John mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of North Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • He died in Oct 1862 of disease per MASSCW.
  • He died on 16 May 1863 under circumstances not explained in the 1870 roster.
  • On 19 Jan 1870 John A. Hughes was included on the Civil War memorial at North Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
    See: An Oration delivered Jan. 19, 1870 by Gen'l Francis A. Walker, at the Soldiers' Monument Dedication in North Brookfield; also the addresses of His Excellency Wm. Claflin, Gen. Chas. Devens and others, with a brief account of the celebration (off-site link at Internet Archive, archive.org.)
  • In 1886 John A. Hughes was included in the Civil War memorial publication at North Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 20 Sep 1890 William J. Hughes received a pension to surviving family member in Massachusetts based on John's service; his father, received certificate number 364449.
  • Last Edited: 9 Sep 2016

John Whitney Humphrey

b. 6 October 1843, d. 22 May 1928
  • Father: Ono Elliot Humphrey b. 24 Oct 1810, d. 4 Sep 1878
  • Mother: Nancy Learned b. 29 Nov 1812, d. 12 Aug 1900
  • Company: E
  • John Whitney Humphrey was born on 6 Oct 1843 at Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Ono Elliot Humphrey and Nancy Learned.
  • John Whitney Humphrey was enumerated in the household of Ono Elliot Humphrey and Nancy Learned in the 1850 US Federal Census on 10 Oct 1850 at Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    One E. Humphrey, 40, carpenter, b. MA (as were all)
    Nancy, 38
    Rosanna M., 14
    **John W., 6
    Charles A., 14.
  • John Whitney Humphrey was enumerated in the household of Ono Elliot Humphrey and Nancy Learned in the 1860 US Federal Census on 3 Aug 1860 at Webster P. O., Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Ono E. Humphrey, 49, shoemaker, b. MA (as were all in the family)
    Nancy, 47
    **John W., 16, shoemaker
    Charles A., 14.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, John gave his occupation as shoemaker.

  • Cyrus Larned and Joel Whittemore Larned, John Whitney Humphrey, first cousins, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry in Co. E.

  • On 7 Aug 1862 John mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry. He was 18 years, 10 months and 1 day old.
  • On 1 Sep 1862 his cousin, Cyrus Larned, died at Mount Pleasant Hospital, Washington, DC, at age 18 of typhoid fever.
  • On 17 Sep 1862 John was wounded at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland, and lost an arm.
  • On 16 Jan 1863 John ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to disability.

  • He made application for a veteran's pension on 28 Feb 1863, and received certificate number 12218.
  • On 11 Apr 1863 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, John Whitney Humphrey was included in the published list of Oxford volunteers.
  • In 1879 John was living at Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 28 Jun 1879 at Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, John Whitney Humphrey attended the 12th annual reunion of Company E, 15th Massachusetts Infantry.
  • He was enumerated in the household of Nancy Learned in the 1880 US Federal Census on on 11 Jun 1880 at at Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Humphrey, Nancy, 67, b. MA
    ---, John W., 38, son, who has only one arm
    ---, Charles, 34, son, shoe bottoming
    ---, Josephine, 32, wife of Charles
    (and four of their children.)
  • On 1 Jul 1881 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, John W. Humphrey was reported as attending the fourteenth annual meeting of Co. E. Association, 15th Regiment, Mass. Vols.--
    From The Webster Times, July 1, 1881(Volume XXIII # 20)
    The fourteenth annual meeting of Co. E. Association, 15th Regiment, Mass. Vols., was held on Tuesday in Memorial Hall. The visiting comrades and guests were received at the depot by Post 27, L. E. Thayer, commander. Lieut. B. B. Vassal presided over the meeting. The day was one of great enjoyment to all the members of the association. Short addresses were made by Rev. Mr. Emmons, Dr. S. O. Paine, A. L. Joslin, G. P. Daniels, Rev. I. T. Johnson, B. B. Vassal, A. J. Kirby, G. H. Stevens, L. E. Thayer, also by Gen. Picket and Mr. A. Borden of Post 10 G. A. R.
    P. F. Murray read an interesting paper on the doings of the company while in service. George Hodges gave an account of his California trip, showing quite clearly that the ways of some “Californians” not “heathen chinee” are “peculiar.”
    At the business meeting the death of Capt Albert Prince and Fred A. Hall were reported. The following officers were chosen for the ensuing year: president B. B. Vassal; Vice-President Charles A. Bacon; Secretary and Treasurer L. E. Thayer; Directors Otis Hoyle; Edward Cudworth; John W. Humphrey.
    A nice repast was furnished at the expense of George Hodges, who received the thanks of those present for his generosity. Caterer Mars, of Worcester, attended to the wants of the inner man. At the head table was a handsome bouquet presented by a Worcester lady. The meeting was adjourned until June 28, 1882.
  • John Whitney Humphrey married Ada Idella Rouse, daughter of Thomas Ryant and Phebe Amelia Copeland.
  • John Whitney Humphrey was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company E, noting that his left arm was amputated.
  • On 28 Jun 1890 at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, John Whitney Humphrey attended the 23rd annual reunion of Company E, 15th Massachusetts Infantry.
  • On 8 Jul 1892 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, John Whitney Humphrey was reported among those attending a reunion of Company E.
  • On 7 Jul 1893 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, John Whitney Humphrey was reported as attending the 26th annuel meeting of the Company E association. From The Webster Times, July 7, 1893(Volume XXXVI # 19)
    Company E. Association, 15th Regiment, M. V. M., held its 26th annual meeting in Memorial Hall last week. Roll Call at 11a. m., business meeting, 11:30; dinner at 1 p. m. prepared by Comrade Yeomans and wife. The survivors were called to order by President W. F. Miller. The roll call showed that the only death reported during the year was that of Patrick Feigan, who died in Boston, April 7, 1893, and was buried in St. Roch cemetery of Oxford.
    The following officers were elected for the coming year; President, W. F. Miller of Worcester; Vice President, P. F. Murray of Worcester; Secretary and Treasurer L. E. Thayer of Oxford; Directors, A. B. Yeomans of Oxford, John Humphrey of Oxford, and Oscar L. Guild of Lynn.
    Among the speakers were Rev. Albert Tyler who invoked the blessing; Capt. Murray of Worcester; Capt. B. B. Vassal of Worcester; Secretary L. E. Thayer of Oxford; Caleb F. Dudley; John Humphrey who left an arm at Antietam; Edward Lovely of Spencer; A. B. Hudson of Grafton; and Robert Lusty of Palmer who left a leg at Gettysburg.
  • On 28 Jun 1894 at Grand Army Hall, Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, John W. Humphrey attended a reunion of Company E, as reported in the Worcester Daily Spy the following day.
  • On 27 Jun 1896 at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, John Whitney Humphrey attended a reunion of Company E. From The Webster Times, July 3, 1896(Volume XXXIX #18)
    The annual re-union of Co. E of the 15th regiment took place in Memorial Hall last Saturday. The roll call showed one more missing since their last meeting one year ago, this being Patrick Brennan of Webster. The following officers were elected: President Pelig F. Murray, Worcester; Vice-President Edward Cudworth, Rochdale; Secretary and treasurer, Leonard E. Thayer, Oxford; Directors, John W. Humphrey, of Oxford, Caleb F. Dudley, of North Natick, and Charles A. Baron, of Spencer. The fine dinner which was served by Landlord Bacon was followed by the customary smoke talk and reading of letters from members who were unable to be present.
  • He and Ada Idella Ryant were enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 21 Jun 1900 at Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Humphrey, John W., b. Oct 1842, married 18 years, b. MA
    ---, Ada, wife, b. June 1854 in CT (of CT parents), two of her seven children still living
    Rouse, Albert, step-son, b. June 1878 in MA (fath b. RI, mor b. CT)
    ---, Grace William, dau, b. Sep 1896 in MA.
  • On 21 Oct 1901 at Grand Army Hall, Worcester, Massachusetts, John W. Humphrey attended the 35th annual regimental reunion, which was reported the following day in the Worcester Daily Spy.
  • On 21 Oct 1903 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, John W. Humphrey attended the 37th annual regimental reunion with some eighty other veterans.
  • In 1906 John was living at Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 5 Jul 1906 John Whitney Humphrey attended the 39th annual reunion of the association of companies E and I.
  • On 20 Oct 1906 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, John Whitney Humphrey attended the 40th annual reunion of the 15th regiment association, with some 75 other veterans of the regiment. (Report believed to be from the Worcester Spy.)
  • On 27 Oct 1910 at The State Mutual Building, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, John W. Humphrey attended the 44th reunion of the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.
  • On 4 Jul 1912 at Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, John Whitney Humphrey attended the 45th annual reunion of the Companies E and I Association of the 15th Regiment.
  • On 24 Jun 1915 John and Ada's daughter, Grace E. Humphrey married John A. Williams at Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • On 19 Feb 1918 his grandson, Kenneth A. Williams, son of John A. Williams and Grace E. Humphrey, was born.
  • John Whitney Humphrey and Ada Idella Ryant were enumerated in the 1920 US Federal Census on 12 Feb 1920 at Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Humphrey, John W., head, 76, b. MA (as were all)
    ---, Ada J., wife, 65
    Rouse, Albertus P., step-son, 41, carpenter
    ---, Connie, step daur-in-law, 39
    (and a boarder.)
  • On 26 Jun 1920 at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, John Whitney Humphrey attended the 53rd reunion of Companies E, I and F of the 15th Massachusetts Regiment. (click icon to read report.)
  • On 7 Feb 1923 Ada Idella Ryant, his wife, died at Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 68.
  • John Whitney Humphrey died on 22 May 1928 at Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 84 years, 7 months and 16 days old.
  • He was buried in May 1928 at North Cemetery, Main Street, Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Last Edited: 10 Apr 2016

Family: Ada Idella Ryant b. 6 Jun 1854, d. 7 Feb 1923

  • John W. Humphrey b. 19 Aug 1883, d. 9 Dec 1885
  • Daniel Holman Humphrey b. 28 Apr 1886, d. 6 Apr 1889
  • Ralph A. Humphrey b. 21 Jan 1888, d. 22 May 1888
  • Grace E. Humphrey b. Sep 1896, d. 1968

Harrison Morse Hunkings

b. 7 November 1835, d. 7 September 1915
  • Father: Thomas J. Hunkings b. 15 Mar 1811, d. 15 Aug 1901
  • Mother: Charlotte Dean b. 3 Apr 1815, d. 29 Sep 1854
  • Company: B
  • Harrison Morse Hunkings was born on 7 Nov 1835 at Dedham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, son of Thomas J. Hunkings and Charlotte Dean.
  • Note: there are numerous variations on the spelling of his surname. I have chosen to use the version on his grave marker.
  • Harrison Morse Hunkings was enumerated in the household of Thomas J. Hunkings and Charlotte Dean in the 1850 US Federal Census on 9 Aug 1850 at Dedham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, as:
    Thomas I. Hunkins, 39, cabinet maker, $1400 personal estate, b. NH
    Charlotte, 35, b. MA (as were all the children)
    **Harrison M., 14
    Henry W., 13
    Caroline L., 10
    Alice M., 1.
  • On 30 Oct 1852 his brother, Henry Warren Hunkings, died at Dedham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, at age 15.
  • On 30 May 1856 Harrison M. Hunkings, 20, married Julia A. Perkins, 19, at Dedham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Harrison gave his occupation as carpenter.
  • In 1861 Harrison was living at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Harrison mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as a Corporal, being credited to the quota of Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 25 years, 8 months and 5 days old.
  • On 17 Sep 1862 Harrison was wounded at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland, on the ankle.
  • On 28 Nov 1862 Harrison ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts at Falmouth, Stafford County, Virginia, due to disability from wounds received in action.

  • He made application for a veteran's pension on 25 Mar 1863.
  • He and Julia A. Perkins were enumerated in the State census in 1865 at Dedham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, as:
    Harrison M Hunkins, 28
    Julia P Hunkins, 26.
  • On 23 Jun 1865 Harrison's sister, Carrie Louisa Hunkins, married George F. Fenno at Milton, Norfolk County, Massachusetts.
  • Harrison Morse Hunkings and Julia A. Perkins were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census in Jun 1880 at Litchfield, Kennebec County, Maine, where he is a Farmer, Carpenter, & Cabinet Maker. The name is indexed as "Harrison M. HUTCHINGS". His parents are b. NH and MA. No children are enumerated in the household.
  • Harrison Morse Hunkings and Julia A. Perkins were divorced.
  • Harrison Morse Hunkings was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Litchfield, Kennebec County, Maine, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company B, noting that he was wounded in the right ankle.
  • On 4 Mar 1895 Harrison's former wife, Julia A. Perkins remarried William F. Adams at Hyde Park, Norfolk County, Massachusetts.
  • In May 1898 Harrison was living at Maine.
  • On 11 May 1898 at "The Fitchburg Sentinel", Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Harrison M. Hunkings was mentioned in an article as an original member of the Fitchburg Fusiliers.
  • He was enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 21 Jun 1900 at Litchfield, Kennebec County, Maine, as:
    Hunking, Harrison M., head, 64, divorced, b. MA (fath b. NH, mor b. MA), farmer. He owns a farm of 220 acres with a mortgage.
  • Harrison's father, Thomas J. Hunkings, died and was buried in Aug 1901 at Cedar Grove Cemetery, Dorchester (Boston), Suffolk County, Massachusetts, at age 90 years and 4 months.
  • Harrison M. Hunking was enumerated in the 1910 US Federal Census on 2 Apr 1910 at Litchfield, Kennebec County, Maine, as a farmer and "widower."
  • He died on 7 Sep 1915 at Litchfield, Kennebec County, Maine. He was 79 years and 10 months old.
  • He was buried in Sep 1915 at Cedar Grove Cemetery, Dorchester, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.
  • In May 1916 Julia A. Adams received a pension to surviving family member in Maine based on Harrison's service; submitted application number 1066192, but no certificate number recorded, possibly because there was a divorce. The application is made with her subsequent married name, Adams.
  • Harrison's wife, Julia A. Perkins, died and was buried in Nov 1921 at Litchfield Plains Cemetery, Litchfield Plains, Kennebec County, Maine, at age 84 years and 11 months.
  • Last Edited: 20 Apr 2017

Family: Julia A. Perkins b. 15 Nov 1836, d. 11 Nov 1921

Andrew J. Hunt

b. 30 April 1834, d. 19 July 1877
  • Father: Ephraim Hunt b. 27 Jan 1812
  • Mother: Susan Eaton b. 1797
  • Company: C
  • Andrew J. Hunt was born on 30 Apr 1834 at Hopkinton, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, son of Ephraim Hunt and Susan Eaton.
  • Andrew J. Hunt and Ephraim Hunt were enumerated in the 1850 US Federal census on 10 Aug 1850 at Barre, Worcester County, Massachusetts, father and son as:
    Ephraim Hunt, 40, machinist, b. MA
    Andrew, 15, machinist, b. MA (sic)
    living in a boarding house with many others.
  • On 23 Oct 1858 Andrew and George's sister, Mary R. Hunt, married Charles Gilbert Ryder at Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • In 1861 Andrew was living at Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 9 Jan 1861 A. J. Hunt, 26, married Anna E. Priest, 24, daughter of Sylvester Priest and Elizabeth K. Wright, at Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Andrew gave his occupation as machinist.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Andrew mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 27 years, 2 months and 12 days old.
  • Andrew J. Hunt and Charles Gilbert Ryder, and George W. Hunt, two brothers, and their brothers-in-law, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.
  • On 17 Feb 1862 Andrew ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts as detached to the Western Flotilla.

  • On 8 Aug 1862 He was noted as discharged with no reason given in the 1870 roster.
  • Starting 1 Oct 1862, Andrew also served in the transferred to the Gunboat services.
  • Between 1 Oct 1862 - 8 Aug 1863 Andrew served on U. S. S. Judge Torrence, Mound City, Carondelet, and Clara Dolsen, being discharged with the rank of Seaman.
  • Before 1870 his brother, George W. Hunt, died apparently. However, no record has yet been found.
  • Andrew J. Hunt and Anna E. Priest were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 3 Jun 1870 at Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Hunt, Andrew J., 35, machinist, b. NH
    ---, Anna E., 38, b. MA.
  • Andrew J. Hunt died on 19 Jul 1877 at Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of cancer. He was 43 years, 2 months and 19 days old.
  • He was buried in Jul 1877 at Woodlawn Cemetery, Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 25 Mar 1880 Andrew's widow, Anna E. Priest remarried to Christopher Stone at Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a second marriage for both.
  • Anna, his remarried widow, outlived Andrew and died on 17 Jun 1886 at Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of anemia at age 49.
  • In 1896, Andrew was included in "The History of Clinton, Massachusetts."
  • Last Edited: 10 Apr 2016

Family: Anna E. Priest b. 11 Nov 1836, d. 17 Jun 1886

George W. Hunt

b. between 1842 and 1843, d. before 1870
  • Father: Ephraim Hunt b. 27 Jan 1812
  • Mother: Susan Eaton b. 1797
  • Company: C
  • George W. Hunt was born between 1842 - 1843 at Lowell, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, son of Ephraim Hunt and Susan Eaton.
  • On 23 Oct 1858 Andrew and George's sister, Mary R. Hunt, married Charles Gilbert Ryder at Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • George W. Hunt was enumerated in the household of Ephraim Hunt and Susan Eaton in the 1860 US Federal Census on 18 Jul 1860 at Harvard P. O., Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Ephraim Hunt, 48, machinist, b. VT
    Susan, 63, b. MA
    **George W., 18, apprentice machinist, b. MA
    Mary Ball, 14, b. MA.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, George gave his occupation as machinist.
  • In 1861 George was living at Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 George mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Charles Gilbert Ryder and Andrew J. Hunt, George W. Hunt, two brothers, and their brothers-in-law, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.
  • George W. Hunt and William James Coulter, future brothers-in-law, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Company C.
  • On 17 Sep 1862 George was taken prisoner at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland, according to Ford's history, or missing in action according to the MASSCW.
  • 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.”.

  • On 4 Dec 1863 George ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to disability.

  • On 6 Apr 1864 George W. Hunt married Fannie S. Coulter, 19, daughter of James W. Coulter and Margaret Barr Dawson, at Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • George W. Hunt died before 1870 apparently. However, no record has yet been found..
  • He's surviving family was enumerated in the household of Margaret Barr Dawson in the 1870 US Federal Census on 1 Jun 1870 at Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Coulter, Margaret, 62, b. VT
    ---, John, 27, teamster, b. NY
    ---, Dawson, 21, harness maker, b. NY
    **Hunt, Fannie, 25, b. NY
    ---, Frank, D., 5, b. MA.
  • On 19 Jul 1877 his brother, Andrew J. Hunt, died at Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 43 of cancer.
  • On 1 May 1878 George's widow, Fannie S. Coulter remarried to George F. Fisher at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for him and the second for her.
  • George W. Hunt's surviving family was enumerated in the household of Fannie S. Coulter and George F. Fisher in the 1880 US Federal Census on 5 Jun 1880 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Fisher, George F., 31, b. MA
    ---, Fannie, 34, wife
    Hunt, Frank, 15, ste-son, b. MA.
  • In 1896, George was included in "The History of Clinton, Massachusetts."
  • Last Edited: 18 Dec 2014

Family: Fannie S. Coulter b. 27 Aug 1844

  • Frank Dawson Hunt b. 11 Mar 1865

Josiah Harrison Hunt

b. 14 September 1839, d. 14 March 1865
  • Father: Josiah Hunt b. 1805, d. 25 Dec 1855
  • Mother: Lucinda Lane b. 1806, d. 19 Nov 1876
  • Company: 1_SS
  • Josiah Harrison Hunt was born on 14 Sep 1839 at Braintree, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, son of Josiah Hunt and Lucinda Lane.
  • Josiah Harrison Hunt was enumerated in the household of Josiah Hunt and Lucinda Lane in the 1850 US Federal Census on 20 Aug 1850 at Braintree, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, as:
    Josiah Hunt, 45, bootmaker, b. MA (as were all)
    Lucinda, 43
    Rosilla, 20
    Lucy Ann, 18
    Moses, 16
    **Harrison, 9
    Sarah, 7
    John, 13, b. Ireland.
  • On 25 Dec 1855 his father, Josiah Hunt, died at Braintree, Norfolk County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment, Josiah gave his occupation as farmer.
  • In 1862 Josiah was living at Braintree, Norfolk County, Massachusetts.

  • On 28 Oct 1862 Josiah Harrison Hunt mustered into service with the 1st Company Massachusetts Sharpshooters. He was 23 years, 1 month and 14 days old.
  • On 16 Mar 1864 Josiah ended military service with the 1st Massachusetts Sharpshooters by transfer.

  • Starting 16 Mar 1864, Josiah also served in the 24th Regiment U.S. Veteran Reserve Corps, Company E.
  • He ended his service with the 24th Regiment U.S. Veteran Reserve Corps, Company E on 14 Sep 1864.
  • He made application for a veteran's pension on 25 Sep 1864, but no certificate number is recorded.
  • He died on 14 Mar 1865 at Braintree, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, unmarried, of consumption. He was 25 years and 6 months old.
  • He was buried in Mar 1865 at Elm Street Cemetery, Braintree, Norfolk County, Massachusetts.
  • On 24 Aug 1866 Lucinda Locke received a pension to surviving family member based on Josiah's service; his mother received certificate number 99154.
  • On 19 Nov 1876 his mother, Lucinda Lane, died at Braintree, Norfolk County, Massachusetts.
  • Last Edited: 30 May 2016