Henry S. Baker

b. June 1840, d. 16 January 1928
  • Father: Smith Baker b. 26 Mar 1815
  • Mother: Nancy Savary b. 16 Jun 1817, d. 6 Jan 1891
  • Company: D
  • Henry S. Baker was born in Jun 1840 at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Smith Baker and Nancy Savary.
  • Henry S. Baker was enumerated in the household of Smith Baker and Nancy Savary in the 1850 US Federal Census on 26 Aug 1850 at Leicester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Smith Baker, 35, cotton manufac, b. MA (as were all)
    Nancy, 33
    **Henry, 11
    Geo. H., 3.
  • Henry S. Baker was enumerated in the household of Nancy Savary in the 1860 US Federal Census in 1860 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Nancy Baker, 43, b. MA
    Henry Baker, 21, b. MA
    George Baker, 12, b. MA
    Erasmus Stribling, 16, b. VA.
  • In 1861 Henry was living at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Henry gave his occupation as clicker.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Henry mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as a Corporal, being credited to the quota of Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 21 years and 1 month old.
  • On 14 Nov 1862 discharge to enlist in the regular Army, per 1870 roster, but this is appears wrong.
  • On 21 Mar 1863 Henry S. Baker, 22, married Catherine F. Gaton, 19, daughter of William Gaton and Candice [--?--], at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both. (Note: her surname may be mispelled.)
  • On 3 Jul 1863 Henry was wounded at The Battle of Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania, on the shoulder.
  • On 22 Jul 1863 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Henry S. Baker was reported as wounded at Gettysburg.
  • On 22 Apr 1864 Henry ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, for wounds, according to MASSCW.

  • He made application for a veteran's pension on 12 Jan 1865, and received certificate number 37571.
  • He and Catherine F. Gaton were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census in Jun 1880 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Henry S. Baker, 43, works in shoe shop, b. MA
    Catharin F., 37, wife, b. ME
    Henry W., 18, son, works in shoe shop, b. MA
    Jennie Rich, 25, boarder, works in shoe shop, b. MA.
  • Henry S. Baker 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 in the right shoulder on 2nd day of Gettysburg and spent eleven months in the hospital.
  • Henry's mother, Nancy Savary, died and was buried in Jan 1891 at Auburn, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 73 years and 6 months.
  • Henry S. Baker and Catherine F. Gaton were enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 6 Jun 1900 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Henry Baker, 59, married 39 years, b. MA, shoe cutter
    Cathrine F., 56, b. ME. her one child is living
    Henry N., 38, single, b. MA, shoe laster.
  • On 21 Oct 1903 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Henry S. Baker attended the 37th annual regimental reunion with some eighty other veterans.
  • On 4 Jul 1906 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Henry S. Baker attended the dedication of a statue of General Charles Devens, as reported in the Fitchburg Sentinel.
  • On 22 Oct 1926 at "The Webster Evening Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Henry S. Baker was mentioned as attending the 60th reunion of Company I.
  • He died on 16 Jan 1928 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 87 years and 7 months old.
  • He was buried in Jan 1928 at Hillside Cemetery, Auburn, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 21 Jan 1928 Catherine F. Gaton received a pension to surviving family member in Massachusetts based on Henry's service; his wife, received certificate A3-22-28 as Catherine F. CREIGHTON. (needs clarification.)
  • Last Edited: 16 Apr 2016

Family: Catherine F. Gaton b. Oct 1843

  • Henry W. Baker b. 9 Mar 1862

Charles Hartwell Balcom

b. 1 December 1827, d. 15 April 1904
  • Father: Amasa Hartwell Balcom b. 15 Feb 1808, d. 9 Jan 1847
  • Mother: Margaret B. Chapman b. 16 Nov 1810, d. 29 Nov 1864
  • Company: C
  • Charles Hartwell Balcom was born on 1 Dec 1827 at Tewksbury, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, son of Amasa Hartwell Balcom and Margaret B. Chapman.
  • On 9 Jan 1847 his father, Hartwell Balcom, died at Tewksbury, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, of brain fever at age 38.
  • On 17 Aug 1848 Charles and Oliver's widowed mother, Margaret B. Chapman, remarried to William Williams, 37, at Shirley, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, in a second marriage for both.
  • Charles Hartwell Balcom married Margeret E. Moses, daughter of Rev. Robert Moses and Catherine Roberts.
  • Charles Hartwell Balcom and Margeret E. Moses were enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 3 Jul 1860 at Harvard P. O., Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Charles Balcom, 30, stone mason, b. MA
    Margaret, 29, b. Wales
    Katie E., 6, b. VT
    Mary F., 2, b. MA.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Charles gave his occupation as stone mason.
  • In 1861 Charles was living at Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 14 Dec 1861 Charles mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 34 years and 13 days old.
  • Charles Hartwell Balcom and Robert Roberts Moses, brothers-in-law, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Company C.
  • Charles Hartwell Balcom and Oliver Whiting Balcom, brothers, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Co. C.
  • On 5 Oct 1862 his brother-in-law, Robert Roberts Moses, died at Washington County, Maryland, of wounds received at the Battle of Antietam where he was shot through the lungs.
  • On 6 Nov 1862, Henry Thaddius Balcom, his brother, was enlisted in the 53rd Massachusetts Infantry, and was wounded at Port Hudson.
  • On 15 Apr 1864 Charles ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by transfer to the Veteran Reserve Corps.

  • Starting 14 May 1864, Charles also served in the Co. G of the 6th V. R. C.
  • He ended his service on 26 Oct 1865.
  • He made application for a veteran's pension on 1 Nov 1866, and received certificate number 93398.
  • He and Margeret E. Moses were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 23 Jul 1870 at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Balcom, Charles, 42, stone mason, b. MA
    ---, Margaret E., 34, keeping rooms, b. England
    ---, Katy E., 15, b. VT
    ---, Mary F., 11, b. MA
    ---, Charles R., 2, b. MA.
  • On 13 Aug 1873 Margeret and Charles's daughter, Kate Emma Margaret Balcom married Evan W. Jones at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • In 1879, Charles was mentioned in Marvin's history of Lancaster.
  • On 19 Feb 1879 Charles and Margeret's daughter, Mary Frances Balcom married Frank Appleton Hutchinson at Milford, Hillsboro County, New Hampshire, in a first marriage for both.
  • Charles Hartwell Balcom and Margeret E. Moses were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 3 Aug 1880 at New Ipswich, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, as:
    Balcom, Margeret E., 47, wife, b. Wales
    ---, Charles H., 52, husband, laborer, b. M
    ---, Charles R., 12, son, b. M
    ---, Ella G., 9, daur, b. M.
  • On 29 Nov 1889, at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Charles and Oliver were were mentioned:
    Charles H. Balcom of Webster is one of a family that helped the north to win the victory in the Civil War. He and his brother Oliver W. enlisted in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteers; two brothers Horace A. and Frank M. enlisted in the 26th Mass; another brother, Henry T. enlisted in the 53rd Mass; and still another brother Lewis E. joined the 2d Cavalry. This made six brothers fighting for the freedom of the slave.
    Two half brothers Wm. And George Williams were in the 53rd Massachusetts. A brother-in-law, Abel Farnsworth joined the 34th Mass; and another brother-in -law, Josiah Cornor, belonged to the navy, this made ten persons from one family. Only one was killed, George Williams; one was wounded, Abel Farnsworth; the others received hardly a scratch. The total average of years they served was 30. The mother died in 1864, aged 53, mourning for her sons. How is this for true patriotism. (Volume XXXI # 40.)
  • Charles Hartwell Balcom was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at New Ipswich, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.
  • On 28 Oct 1891 Charles and Margeret's daughter, Ella Goldie Balcom married Fred J. Davis at New Ipswich, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, in a first marriage for both.
  • On 16 Jan 1901 Margeret E. Moses, his wife, died at Lowell, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, at age 66.
  • Charles Hartwell Balcom died on 15 Apr 1904 at Shirley, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. He was 76 years, 4 months and 14 days old.
  • He was buried in Apr 1904 at Edson Cemetery, Lowell, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
  • Last Edited: 16 Apr 2016

Family: Margeret E. Moses b. 16 Jun 1834, d. 16 Jan 1901

  • Kate Emma Margaret Balcom b. 8 Mar 1855, d. 1931
  • Mary Frances Balcom b. 18 Sep 1858, d. 10 Sep 1941
  • Charles Robert Balcom b. 18 Nov 1867, d. 10 Dec 1913
  • Ella Goldie Balcom b. 30 Apr 1871

Gilbert Earl Balcom

b. 8 May 1841, d. 12 December 1862
  • Father: Judson Balcom b. 26 Feb 1805, d. 31 Mar 1863
  • Mother: Jerusha E. Elliot b. 9 Jan 1808, d. 22 Aug 1847
  • Company: G
  • Gilbert Earl Balcom was born on 8 May 1841 at East Douglas, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Judson Balcom and Jerusha E. Elliot, grandson of John Balcom.
  • On 22 Aug 1847 his mother, Jerusha E. Elliot, died at Douglas, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 39.
  • In Aug 1848 Gilbert's widowed father, Judson Balcom, remarried to Martha Boss in a second marriage for both.
  • Gilbert Earl Balcom was enumerated in the household of Judson Balcom and Martha Boss in the 1850 US Federal Census in 1850 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Judson Balcom, 45, b. MA
    Martha Balcom, 35, b. RI
    Maddison A , 23 , b. MA
    Willard, 21, b. MA
    Mary E, 18, b. MA
    Marcus, 13, b. MA
    **Gilbert E , 9, b. MA
    Ellen E, 5, b. MA.
  • On 8 Jan 1854 Gilbert's sister, Mary Eliza Balcom, married Capt. Joshua A. Pike at Farnumsville, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Gilbert Earl Balcom was enumerated in the household of Madison A. Balcom in the 1860 US Federal Census in Jun 1860 at Millbury P. O., Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, with his elder brother, as:
    Madison A. Balcomb, 32, b. MA (as were all)
    Rebbecca F., 27
    Frederick A., 7
    Elmer L., 4
    **Gilbert E., 19.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Gilbert gave his occupation as shoemaker.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Gilbert mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 20 years, 2 months and 4 days old.
  • On 5 Mar 1862 Gilbert was promoted to Corporal.
  • Gilbert wrote a letter to Madison A. Balcom on 12 May 1862 as follows: to his brother:
    Camp near West Point Va. May 12
    Dear Brother,
    I received a letter from you a few days ago with much pleasure I should have answered it before but have not had much time to write since we came to Yorktown. their was no trouble in getting into their works for they were evacuated just one week ago yesterday or we went into them at that time. the same night we moved off into an open field that they had occupied but left in a great hurry upon our approach leaving their tents with a number of barrels of flour and considerable meal.
    that night I slept in one of their tents and took supper from a bag of meal that I got from a camp which they left in the woods about half a mile from the field. the next morning we went to the city of Yorktown and saw the Big gun which they left it was spiked. they were planning to do a big thing by planting torpedoes for us to tread upon, but it so happened that most of them were seen before there was a great many hurt, but there was a few who were burst by being trod upon. The first one that burst blew one fellows leg all to pieces. He died the next day believe it was after stopping in Yorktown. For a couple of days we took the boats and came up here as far as West Point from there we moved 8 miles when we landed there was one division here engaged in fighting the enemy but when we got upon land they took to their heels and did some what they call fine skedadling you may not understand what some of these southern phrases mean but if not I will tell you when I get back.
    Our Col has been promoted to Brigadier so we have lost him the weather is fine everything is in full bloom and birds sing to us most all the time. there are no Rebels to be seen everything is quiet as can be they had quite a Battle at Williamsburg you have seen it before this time and as I know nothing of the harshieties (particulars) I will not try to any. One thing for sure the sap on both sides was very heavy. From your brother G. E. Balcom I received those stamps. Tom Hern has got back he sends his respects as do all the boys. I will send a letter from Lizzie I wish you would save them for me.
    G. E. Balcom.
  • On 25 Sep 1862 Willard Balcom his brother, enlisted in Co. E, 51st Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, and in Aug 1864, brother Willard enlisted in Co. F, 1st Bn Massachusetts Heavy Artillery.
  • Gilbert Earl Balcom died on 12 Dec 1862 at Continental Hospital, Washington, DC, unmarried, of disease of the heart. (Death is registered in Grafton.) He was 21 years, 7 months and 4 days old.
  • He was buried in 1862 at Loudon Park Cemetery, Baltimore, Baltimore County, Maryland, Section M-491.
  • He was buried at Evergreen Cemetery, East Douglas, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Section M.
  • Judson, his father, outlived Gilbert and died on 31 Mar 1863 at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 58.
  • On 10 Aug 1864 Marcus D. Balcom his other brother, enlisted in Co. F, 1st Bn Massachusetts Heavy Artillery.
  • Last Edited: 27 Apr 2017

Oliver Whiting Balcom

b. 30 September 1842, d. 13 October 1925
  • Father: Amasa Hartwell Balcom b. 15 Feb 1808, d. 9 Jan 1847
  • Mother: Margaret B. Chapman b. 16 Nov 1810, d. 29 Nov 1864
  • Company: C
  • Oliver W. Moore was an alias and is given in Ford's history, but the penion file index says this was an alias.
  • Oliver Whiting Balcom was born on 30 Sep 1842 at Shirley, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, son of Amasa Hartwell Balcom and Margaret B. Chapman.
  • On 9 Jan 1847 his father, Hartwell Balcom, died at Tewksbury, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, of brain fever at age 38.
  • On 17 Aug 1848 Charles and Oliver's widowed mother, Margaret B. Chapman, remarried to William Williams, 37, at Shirley, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, in a second marriage for both.
  • Oliver was living at Lowell, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
  • Starting 23 Oct 1861, Oliver also served in the Company K of the 26th Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Oliver gave his occupation as farmer.

  • On 11 Aug 1862 Oliver mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Lowell, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. He was 19 years, 10 months and 12 days old.
  • Oliver Whiting Balcom and Charles Hartwell Balcom, brothers, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Co. C.
  • On 6 Nov 1862, Henry Thaddius Balcom, his brother, was enlisted in the 53rd Massachusetts Infantry, and was wounded at Port Hudson.
  • On 24 Dec 1862 Oliver ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by transfer to Battery B, Rhode Island Artillery.

  • In May 1863 Oliver Whiting Balcom, 20, married Lucinda Mason, daughter of Gregory Mason and Mary [--?--].
  • On 8 Sep 1863 Oliver was transferred from by transfer to the Veteran Reserve Corps to.
  • He made application for a veteran's pension on 28 Jan 1868, and received certificate number 103869.
  • He and Lucinda Mason were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 10 Jun 1870 at Shirley, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, nextdoor to his brother Frank M. Balcom and his step-brother, Granville Williams.
  • Oliver Whiting Balcom and Lucinda Mason were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 16 Jun 1880 at East Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, where he is a lamp agent (?)
  • On 29 Nov 1889, at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Oliver and Charles were were mentioned:
    Charles H. Balcom of Webster is one of a family that helped the north to win the victory in the Civil War. He and his brother Oliver W. enlisted in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteers; two brothers Horace A. and Frank M. enlisted in the 26th Mass; another brother, Henry T. enlisted in the 53rd Mass; and still another brother Lewis E. joined the 2d Cavalry. This made six brothers fighting for the freedom of the slave.
    Two half brothers Wm. And George Williams were in the 53rd Massachusetts. A brother-in-law, Abel Farnsworth joined the 34th Mass; and another brother-in -law, Josiah Cornor, belonged to the navy, this made ten persons from one family. Only one was killed, George Williams; one was wounded, Abel Farnsworth; the others received hardly a scratch. The total average of years they served was 30. The mother died in 1864, aged 53, mourning for her sons. How is this for true patriotism. (Volume XXXI # 40.)
  • Oliver Whiting Balcom and Lucinda Mason were enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 9 Jun 1900 at Shirley, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, as:
    Oliver W Balcom, 56, married 39 years, b. MA, overseer in factory
    Lucinda, 57, two of three children living, b. NY
    George F., 16, b. MA
    Amasa H., 12, b. MA.
  • On 27 Oct 1910 at The State Mutual Building, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Oliver W. Balcom attended the 44th reunion of the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.
  • On 13 Aug 1917 at Pawtucket, Providence County, Rhode Island, Oliver W. Balcom attended the 48th reunion of Battery M, 1st Regiment, Rhode Island Light Artillery, as was reported the following day in the Pawtucket Times.
  • He and Lucinda Mason were enumerated in the 1920 US Federal Census on 12 Jan 1920 at Shirley, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
  • On 19 Sep 1923 at Shirley, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, Oliver attended the 50th reunion of the 26th Massachusetts Regiment association at the Crawford House, Boston. Eleven members of the regiment were present, according to a report in the Fitchburg Sentinel.
  • On 7 Mar 1924 Lucinda Mason, his wife, died at Shirley Village, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, at age 80 of dropsy; she is survived by her husband, among others.
  • On 14 Mar 1924, at "The Fitchburg Sentinel", Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Oliver was mentioned in the social columns:
    Mr. and Mrs. Amasa H. Balcom of Washington, D.C. and Mr. and Mrs. G. Frank Balcom and family of Cranston, R. I., have been at the home of their father, Oliver W. Balcom, this week.
  • He died on 13 Oct 1925 at Cranston, Providence County, Rhode Island, at the home of his son, according to the Fitchburg Sentinel. The pension file index says he died in Washington, D. C.. He was 83 years and 13 days old.
  • He was buried on 16 Oct 1925 at Village Cemetery, Shirley Village, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
  • Last Edited: 16 Apr 2016

Family: Lucinda Mason b. 10 May 1843, d. 7 Mar 1924

  • Elizabeth A. Balcom b. 1864, d. 1866
  • George "Frank" Balcom b. Jun 1883, d. Jun 1963
  • Emma H. Balcom b. 1885, d. 1891
  • Amasa "Hartwell" Balcom b. 28 Feb 1888, d. 1969

George William Baldwin

b. 24 April 1832, d. 23 January 1930

George W. Baldwin
  • Father: Roger Sherman Baldwin Sr. b. 4 Jan 1793, d. 19 Feb 1863
  • Mother: Emily (Pitkin) Perkin d. 29 Jul 1874
  • Company: Staff
  • George William Baldwin was born on 24 Apr 1832 at New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut, son of Roger Sherman Baldwin Sr. and Emily (Pitkin) Perkin, and the great-grandson of American founding father Roger Sherman. His father was the Governor of Connecticut and a U.S. Senator.
  • Aaron E Baldwin writes:

    George William Baldwin's father, Governor and United States Senator Roger Sherman Baldwin, graduated from Yale College in 1811, and nine years later married Emily (Pitkin) Perkins.
    Emily was the granddaughter of the Connecticut Colony assemblyman and House Speaker, Rev. Timothy Pitkin (Yale 1747), and the great-granddaughter Governor William Pitkin and Yale College's first President Rev. Thomas Clap. She was also a descendant of Connecticut Colony Governors George Wyllys and John Haynes, Massachusetts Bay Colony Governor Thomas Dudley and Plymouth Colony Governor William Bradford.
    Governor Roger Sherman Baldwin's sons were: Roger Sherman Baldwin Jr. (S&B 1847), George William Baldwin (S&B 1853) and Simeon Eben Baldwin (S&B 1861). All followed in the footsteps of their Bonesmen cousin, U.S Secretary of State, U.S. Attorney General and U.S. Senator, William Maxwell Evarts (S&B 1837) (also a Sherman grandson.) George's brother, Roger Sherman Baldwin Jr., died age 30 in 1856 at Baker's Ranch, near Michigan Bluff, in California....while looking for gold!.
    Additionally, Jeremiah Evarts Greene, of the 15th Massachusetts, was George's cousin. His mother Mary Evarts, sister of William Maxwell Evarts (see above), was also Roger Sherman Baldwin's first cousin; as her mother Mehitable (Sherman) Evarts was Roger Sherman's daughter (his 14th of 15 children).
    Jeremiah's father, David Greene, was the corresponding secretary of an organization partially founded by his father-in-law, the Rev. Jeremiah Evarts -- the American Board of Commissioners of Foreign Missons (ABCFM).

  • On 20 Aug 1850 George's sister, Henrietta Perkins Baldwin, married Dwight Foster.
  • George William Baldwin was enumerated in the household of Roger Sherman Baldwin Sr. and Emily (Pitkin) Perkin in the 1850 US Federal Census on 4 Oct 1850 at New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut, as a "student", living with his parents.
  • George William Baldwin was graduated in 1853 at Yale School of Law, New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut.
  • Between 1854 - 1856 at Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, George studied law in the law office of Arnold, Larned & Lay.
  • On 1 Apr 1856 at Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, George began the practice of law in association with Edward Houghton (Yale '52) for a short time.
  • On 1 Dec 1856 George formed a partnership with Hasbrouck Davis under firm name of Davis & Baldwin; continued in that connection until October, 1857.
  • Between 1858 - 1861 George went abroad after several months of independent practice and later practiced law in Worcester, Massachusetts, in partnership with his brother-in-law, Dwight Foster, under the name of Foster & Baldwin.
  • He was enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 27 Jun 1860 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    George W. Baldwin, 26, lawyer, b. CT
    apparently as a boarder in the household of Joshua J. Marshall, 56, b. MA.
  • In 1861 George was living at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, George gave his occupation as lawyer.
  • George William Baldwin and Jeremiah Evarts Greene, and William Brandt Storer, second cousins, and descendants of founding father, Roger Sherman, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as officers.

  • On 27 Nov 1861 George mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as a 1st Lieutenant, being credited to the quota of Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 29 years, 7 months and 3 days old.
  • In Dec 1861 George was wounded at The Battle of Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania County, Virginia, having both legs broken by the fall of his horse down an embankment.
  • On 9 Jun 1862 George ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts being promoted to Captain in order to join the staff of General Devens as assistant Adjutant General of U. S. Volunteers.

  • On 19 Feb 1863 his father, Roger Sherman Baldwin Sr., died at New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut, at age 70.
  • On 19 Apr 1863 George resigned his comission after a serious accident in the line of duty and was honorably discharged.
  • George spent some time in Carver (military) Hospital, Washington, D. C, followed by several months in travel abroad.
  • On 28 Apr 1863 at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, George applied for a passport, with affidavits witnessed by Dwight Foster, Massachusetts state attorney general and George's brother-in-law.
  • George William Baldwin was described as 5'8" tall, with gray eyes, brown hair and light complexion.
  • On 13 Nov 1863 George resumed the practice of law with Dwight Foster, then Attorney General of Massachusetts, in Boston, Mass., and continued in active practice until his retirement on account of ill health, about 1880.
  • On 21 Oct 1864 at The Bay State House, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, George William Baldwin attended the First Annual Reunion of the Fifteenth Regiment Association.
  • He was enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 13 Jul 1870 at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, as:
    Baldwin, Geo. W., 35, lawyer, b. CT
    apparently as a boarder in the home of Andricks A. Foster, a provisions dealer from CT.
  • On 7 Nov 1870 George William Baldwin and Emily (Pitkin) Perkin were included on a passenger list of the S. S. Tripole, arriving Boston Harbor, Massachusetts, with his mother, from England.
  • On 24 Sep 1872 George William Baldwin was included on a passenger list of the S. S. Hecla, from England.
  • He retired about 1880. Thereafter he spent the greater part of his time abroad, traveling extensively in Europe, China, Japan, Egypt, India, Palestine, and South America.
  • On 25 May 1885 George William Baldwin was included on a passenger list of the S. S. Cephalonia, arriving Boston Harbor, Massachusetts, from England.
  • On 10 Aug 1903 George William Baldwin was included on a passenger list of the S. S. Mayflower, arriving Boston Harbor, Massachusetts, from England.
  • On 20 Oct 1908 George William Baldwin was included on a passenger list of the S. S. Romanic, arriving Boston Harbor, Massachusetts, from Genoa, Italy.
  • Between 1909 - 1912 George was living at Austria.
  • According to the MOLLUS Directory 1912 - he was
    1st Lieutenant, Adjutant, 15th Massachusetts Infantry, November 27, 1861.
    Captain, A.A.G., U.S.V., June 9, 1862.
    Resigned April 18, 1863.
  • Between 1912 - 12 Jun 1914 George was living at France.
  • In Jun 1914 George was living at Vevey, Canton de Vaud, Switzerland, where upon his ninety-seventh birthday the municipality presented him with a silver vase as a token of esteem for his contributions to that city during the World War.
  • Between 1918 - 1919 George had a number of photos take for his passport.
  • He died on 23 Jan 1930 at Vevey, Canton de Vaud, Switzerland, due to bronchitis and advanced age.. He was 97 years, 8 months and 30 days old.
  • He was buried in Jan 1930 at Cimetiere de St-Martin, Vevey, Canton de Vaud, Switzerland.
  • George was never married, according to the Genealogical and Family History of the State of Connecticut: A Record of the Achievements of Her People in the Making of a Commonwealth and the Founding of a Nation, Volume II. He was Survived by no immediate relatives. By the terms of his will $1,000 was left to Yale for the purchase of books for the University Library.
  • Some of George's personal items can be seen in collections.
  • Last Edited: 10 Apr 2016

Henry C. Ball

b. 6 December 1832, d. 3 July 1863

Henry C. Ball
March 5th 1862
  • Father: John Dickson Ball b. 16 Nov 1810, d. 17 Oct 1882
  • Mother: Jerusha Ingram Hills b. 1813, d. 1891
  • Company: F
  • Henry C. Ball NOTE: All the "Ball" men in the 15th Massachusetts regiment were descendants of the mid-17th century immigrant, John Ball of Watertown and Lancaster, Massachusetts.
  • He was born on 6 Dec 1832 at Sunderland, Franklin County, Massachusetts, son of John Dickson Ball and Jerusha Ingram Hills.
  • On 10 Jun 1853 Henry C. Ball, 20, married Harriet E. Ferguson, 19, daughter of James Ferguson and Hadassah Gaylord, at South Hadley, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Henry C. Ball and Harriet E. Ferguson were enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census in Jul 1860 at Amherst, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, as:
    Henry C. Ball, 28, palmleaf worker, b. MA
    Harriet E., 27, b. MA
    Emma J., 4, b. CT
    Minnie H., 1, b. MA.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Henry gave his occupation as broom maker.
  • In 1861 Henry was living at Amherst, Hampshire County, Massachusetts.
  • On 21 Jun 1861 John Dickson Ball his father, age 42, enlisted in the 10th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, Co E, serving also in the 37th and 20th Massachusetts Infantry, and mustering out 16 July 1865 in Washington, D. C.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Henry mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry. He was 28 years, 7 months and 6 days old.
  • Photo of Henry C. Ball's ID Tags, contributed by Mike Preziotti of www.mikescivilwar.com.
  • On 5 Mar 1862 Henry had his photo taken, as shown above. Written on the back in old ink "To Mother how do you like my new Stripes...Love Henry."
  • On 17 Sep 1862 Henry was wounded at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland.
  • He died on 3 Jul 1863 at The Battle of Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania. He was 30 years, 6 months and 27 days old.
  • On 22 Jul 1863 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Henry C. Ball was listed as a casualty of Gettysburg.
  • In A Vast Sea of Misery:A History and Guide to the Union and Confederate Field Hospitals at Gettysburg, July 1, 1863-November 20, 1863, by Gregory A. Coco, 1988, Thomas Publications, the following is found:
    First Sgt. Henry C. Ball, Company F, shot in the left chest, killed July 2, buried near the Second Corps aid station in the Peter Frey Farm field, age 28.
  • He was buried about 1863 at Soldiers National Cemetery, Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania, Sec. D Grave # 1.
  • On 15 Oct 1863 Harriet E. Ferguson received a pension to surviving family member based on Henry's service; his wife, received certificate number 10464.
  • He's surviving family was enumerated in the household of Harriet E. Ball in the 1870 US Federal Census on 7 Jul 1870 at Amherst, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, along with her two daughters.
  • On 13 Apr 1871 Henry's widow, Harriet E. Ferguson remarried to Daniel E. Heath at Amherst, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, in a second marriage for both.
  • On 31 Jul 1871 Harriet E. Heath, Henry's his remarried widow, made application for a pension as guardian to Henry's surviving dependants.
  • On 28 Apr 1875 Henry and Harriet's daughter, Emma J. Ball married Edward J. White at Amherst, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Henry C. Ball's surviving family was enumerated in the household of Harriet E. Ferguson and Daniel E. Heath in the 1880 US Federal Census on 17 Jun 1880 at Amherst, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, as:
    Heath, Daniel E., 47, works on farm, b. MA
    ---, Harriet E., 46, wife, b. CT
    ---, Sarah ??, 12, daur, b. MA
    ---, Susan G., 8, daur
    ---, Arthur M., 6, son
    ---, Harry E., 4, son
    Ball, Minnie H., 21, daur, teaching school, b. MA.
  • In 1896, Henry was included in the History of Amherst, Massachusetts, which gives same general information as the MASSCW, adding only that he died while "gallantly leading his men."
  • On 31 Oct 1906 Henry and Harriet's daughter, Hattie Minnie Ball married Arthur D. Lovell at Sunderland, Franklin County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • On 30 Oct 1912 at Amherst, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, Harriet E. Ferguson, his rewidowed wife, requested reinstatement of her pension, and was granted $12 per month.
  • Harriet, his wife, outlived Henry and died on 23 Jun 1919 at age 85.
  • Last Edited: 8 Sep 2016

Family: Harriet E. Ferguson b. 10 Aug 1833, d. 23 Jun 1919

  • Emma J. Ball b. 8 Dec 1855
  • Hattie Minnie Ball b. 17 Dec 1858
  • Son Ball b. 21 Dec 1860, d. 21 Dec 1860

Henry Jewett Ball

b. 21 November 1840, d. 25 June 1928

Henry J. Ball
  • Father: Henry Hartwell Ball b. 19 Jan 1810, d. 22 Apr 1879
  • Mother: Azubah Jewett b. 28 Sep 1811, d. 27 Apr 1879
  • Company: E
  • Henry Jewett Ball NOTE: All the "Ball" men in the 15th Massachusetts regiment were descendants of the mid-17th century immigrant, John Ball of Watertown and Lancaster, Massachusetts.
  • He was born on 21 Nov 1840 at Dudley, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Henry Hartwell Ball and Azubah Jewett.
  • Henry Hartwell Ball, his father, worked at Stevens Linen Works in Charlton.
  • In 1861 Henry was living at Charlton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Henry gave his occupation as shoemaker.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Henry mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Camp Worcester, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 20 years, 7 months and 21 days old.
  • Henry Jewett Ball and Herbert Newton Fuller, relations (Herbert was the cousin of Susan GALE, Henry's future wife), served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry in Co. E.
  • On 21 Oct 1861, at The Battle of Ball's Bluff, Leesburg, Virginia, Henry was with the regiment, and swam across the Potomac to escape. After the battle he wrote his sister as follows:
    "When I learned to swim I never thought I should save my liberty, perhaps my life by swimming the Potomac with the rifle bullets going "zip" "zip" all around me," and further "I have found out just what I wanted to that is that I can stand fire without flinching or getting confused. The worst time was when we had to stand and take it without returning it. When we were at work I cared nothing at all for the bullets."
  • On 1 Mar 1862 Henry was promoted to Corporal.
  • On 31 May 1862, at The Battle of Fair Oaks, Henrico County, Virginia, Henry was wounded in the back by a carelessly fired shot from the 72nd Pennsylvania who were in the rear of the 15th. He was evacuated from the Peninsula and sent to a hospital in Philadelphia at the corner of Fifth and Buttonwood. His wound was described to his family in a letter sent by a friend who visited him in the hospital as follows:
    "He said he was wounded satterday afternoon while surporting A battery of which he was in the rear and had no chance to fire on the enemy and was ordered to ly down and while down he was struck in the back below the sholder the ball come out Above the hip making two wounds and A swolen ridg from one to the other which was very sore for some days was Obliged to breath very short on Account of the paine."
  • In early July, he was granted a furlough and returned home to Charlton. After his return to the hospital in Philadelphia, he was transferred to the newly opened Cuyler Hospital in Germantown, a fairly wealthy section of Philadelphia north of downtown. When his wound had healed enough for him to do some light duty he acted as guard at the hospital and as a courier transferring orders and messages between Cuyler Hospital and the medical department headquarters in the city.
  • Henry remained at the Cuyler Hospital until the city of Philadelphia began to panic because of General Lee’s movement into Pennsylvania in late June of 1863. Henry, with a number of other convalescents, was sent to Fort Mifflin, a stone and earth fort at the mouth of the Schuykill River where it enters the Delaware River in Philadelphia. The fort was being used to house Confederate prisoners. Henry was only there a week or two before he became sick with a fever and returned to the hospital in Germantown. This isn’t too surprising as all I have read about Fort Mifflin describe it as "an unhealthy place". It was actually on an island (Mud Island!) in the Delaware and was a soggy place with poor water and many insects. Henry recovered in a short time and resumed his earlier duties at the hospital. (Historical Note: Fort Mifflin was the site of a battle in 1777 during the Revolutionary War and still exists today as a National Historic Fortification.)
  • Starting Sep 1862, Henry Hartwell Ball, his father, served in the 51st Massachusetts Infantry, mustering out in June 1863.
  • In Sep 1863 at Culpepper, Virginia, Henry returned to the 15th Massachusetts.
  • On 12 May 1864, at Assault on the Salient, Spotsylvania, Virginia, Henry was he was wounded again, more seriously this time. He was evacuated to Fredricksburg where a nurse at the hospital wrote to Henry’s family for him and described his wound as follows:
    It was on the twelfth, the ball entering his right arm, the upper part of it passing through his body the lower part of the right lung and out on his back. He started for here on the afternoon of the 13th and reached here the afternoon of the 14th being all night on the road, which was exceedingly tiresome.
  • On 25 May 1864 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Henry Jewett Ball was mentioned among the casualties.
  • After a stay at the hospital in Fredricksburg, he was evacuated to Washington, then to Philadelphia, and finally arrived back at the Cuyler Hospital in Germantown on May 31st.
    This wound ended Henry’s military career, as his term of service was ended in July. He wrote his family that he intended to return home for the mustering out ceremony. -- from Phil Richardson.
  • On 1 Jun 1864 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Henry Jewett Ball was mentioned in Volume 93 # 22, Worcester Spy, June 1, 1864
    We found men who were suffering terrible pain, and the boats were so crowded it was almost suffocating. Many have been neglected, as was readily seen by a glance at their wounds, and numbers tell woeful stories regarding the treatment received. Some had to be moved beds and all, as it was dangerous to transfer them to stretchers. We made it our particular aim to attend personally to the movement of some, and much to their gratification.
    The color bearer of the 15th Sergt. Lafayette Warden, Sergt Henry J. Ball, and private Henry R. Dawson of Co. D, 15th, all badly wounded, were attended by us. sergt. Henry Houghton of Co. D, from Worcester, was badly wounded in three places---right thigh broken, and had to be handled very carefully.
    We learn from the latter that Lieut. Hastings and 1st Sergt Barnard, were all right at last accounts, and spoken of in the highest terms. Sergt McFarland of Co. I was unhurt and called a perfect salamander against bullets.
  • On 28 Jul 1864 Henry ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to expiration of service term.

  • He made application for a veteran's pension on 26 Aug 1864, and received certificate number 33824.
  • On 20 Feb 1865 his cousin of his wife to be, Herbert Newton Fuller, died at Andersonville Prison, Andersonville, Sumter County, Georgia, at age 23 of rheumatism.
  • On 1 Jan 1868 Henry Jewett Ball, 27, married Susan E. Gale, 23, daughter of William Gale and Emeline Dodge, at Charlton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at her parents' house.
  • Henry Jewett Ball and Susan E. Gale were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census in 1870 at Charlton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Henry Jewett Ball emigrated in 1871 from Charlton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, to Webster, Massachusetts.
  • On 6 Jul 1872 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Reunions Sammel-Events was mentioned as having attended the fifth reunion of company E:
    The fifth annaual reunion of Co. E. 15th regiment Mass. vols. was held in Oxford Friday, the 28th of June. Twenty of the old members were present. Incidents of the war veterans were recalled affording much pleasure. An excellent diner was furnished by A. B. yeomans. A pleasant hour was passed in a call on Hon. Alexander DeWitt the following officers were elected for the year ensueing; president, B. B. Vassal; Vice Prsedents, Marquis E. Steere, Simeon H. Waters; Secretary and Treasurer, L. E. Thayer; Directors, A. B. Yeomans, Henry J. Ball, Wm. Y. Woodbury. Adjourned to meet in Oxford June 28, 1873. There have died from the company’s number during the year: Lieut J.M. Norcross, in Sutton March 20th 1872; Chas. H. Beatty, in Worcester March 6th, 1873; Cyrus J. Dodd, in Boston, March 3d, 1871.
  • On 27 Jun 1873 at Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Reunions Sammel-Events attended a meeting of the Co. E association:
    The sixth annual meeting of Co. E Association, 15th regiment Massachusetts Volunteers, DeWitt guards, was held in Oxford, Saturday, it being the anniversary of the departure of the company from the town to go into camp. The officers chosen for the ensuing year as as follows:
    President, B. B. Vassall; Vice Presidents, M. E. Steere and S. H. Walters; Secretary and Treasurer, L. E. Thayer; Directors, A. B. Yeomans, Henry J. Ball and Wm. Y. Woodbury. The meeting, after the election of officers, adjourned to meet in Oxford, June 27, 1874.
  • In 1879 Henry and Susan E. Gale were living at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 5 Jul 1879 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Henry Jewett Ball was mentioned in the report on the 12th annual reunion of Company E, 15th Massachusetts Infantry.
  • He and Susan E. Gale were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census in 1880 at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, where he Works In a Shoe Factory.
  • Henry J. Ball was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company E, noting that he was wounded in the arm.
  • On 28 Jun 1890 at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Henry Jewett Ball attended the 23rd annual reunion of Company E, 15th Massachusetts Infantry.
  • In 1890 Henry Jewett Ball moved from Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, to Marlboro, Massachusetts.
  • He and Susan E. Gale were enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 7 Jun 1900 at Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, where he works in a shoe factory. They rent a home, and their granddaughter, Bessie, is living with them. Their only child, George, is still living.
  • On 4 Jul 1912 at Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Henry Jewett Ball attended the 45th annual reunion of the Companies E and I Association of the 15th Regiment.
  • He emigrated about 1921 from Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, to Washington, DC, to live with son George, due to Henry’s failing health.
  • He died on 25 Jun 1928 at Washington, DC. He was 87 years, 7 months and 4 days old.
  • He was buried in Jun 1928 at Glenwood Cemetery, Washington, DC, where his wife would later join him.
  • On 1 Oct 1928 Susan E. Gale received a pension to surviving family member in Washington, DC, based on Henry's service; his wife, received certificate number A-1-2-29.
  • Susan E. Gale survived Henry and died on 29 Jun 1931 at Washington, DC, at age 86.
  • Last Edited: 12 Oct 2016

Family: Susan E. Gale b. 6 Oct 1844, d. 29 Jun 1931

  • George Dexter Ball b. 16 Sep 1871, d. 2 May 1935

Henry S. Ball

b. 23 March 1837, d. 9 December 1862
  • Father: Dexter Dix Ball b. 25 Nov 1806, d. 11 Jun 1875
  • Mother: Sarah A. Jenkins b. 26 Jan 1813, d. 24 Mar 1883
  • Company: G
  • Henry S. Ball NOTE: All the "Ball" men in the 15th Massachusetts regiment were descendants of the mid-17th century immigrant, John Ball of Watertown and Lancaster, Massachusetts.
  • He was born on 23 Mar 1837 at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Dexter Dix Ball and Sarah A. Jenkins.
  • Henry S. Ball was enumerated in the household of Dexter Dix Ball and Sarah A. Jenkins in the 1860 US Federal Census in Jul 1860 at Millbury P. O., Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Dexter D. Ball, 53, b. MA
    Sarah A., 47, b. NY
    **Henry S., 23, b. MA
    Sarah C., 20
    Mary N., 19
    Francese D., 16 (m.)
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Henry gave his occupation as shoemaker.
  • Henry S. Ball and Webster Daniel Plimpton, future brothers-in-law, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Henry mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 24 years, 3 months and 19 days old.
  • He died on 9 Dec 1862 at Washington, DC, of disease. He was 25 years, 8 months and 16 days old.
  • He was buried at Riverside Cemetery, Millbury St., Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 7 Dec 1865 Henry's sister, Mary Newton Ball, married Webster Daniel Plimpton at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 3 Oct 1879 Sarah A. Jenkins received a pension to surviving family member based on Henry's service; his mother, receiving certificate number 198799.
  • Sarah, his mother, outlived Henry and died on 24 Mar 1883 at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 70.
  • Last Edited: 16 Apr 2016

Leander Loring Ball

b. 23 October 1812, d. 29 December 1871
  • Father: Jonah Ball b. 13 May 1791, d. 3 Mar 1864
  • Mother: Polly Caldwell d. before 1828
  • Company: C
  • Leander Loring Ball was born on 23 Oct 1812 at Boylston, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Jonah Ball and Polly Caldwell.
  • Before 1828 his mother, Polly Caldwell, died apparently.
  • On 10 Aug 1828 Leander's widowed father, Jonah Ball, remarried to Mary Spalding at Boylston, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Leander Loring Ball NOTE: All the "Ball" men in the 15th Massachusetts regiment were descendants of the mid-17th century immigrant, John Ball of Watertown and Lancaster, Massachusetts.
  • On 8 Apr 1835 his name was legally changed to Leander Loring.
  • On 17 Oct 1837 Leander Loring Ball, 24, married Susan A. B. Reed, 30, daughter of Nathan Reed and Hannah Brooks, at Princeton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 5 Mar 1846 his infant son, Leander Jerome Loring, died at Princeton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Leander Loring Ball and Susan A. B. Reed were enumerated in the 1850 US Federal census on 3 Aug 1850 at Princeton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Leander Loring, 37, shoemaker, b. MA (as were all)
    Susan A. B., 44
    Joseph R., 11
    Charles E., 9
    Mary S. E. H., 7
    Mary A., 2
    Wilks Davis, 23, shoemaker.
  • Leander Loring Ball and Susan A. B. Reed were enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 12 Jul 1860 at Princeton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Leander Loring, 47, farmer, b. MA (as were all)
    Susan A., 52
    Mary A., 12.
  • In 1862 Leander was living at Princeton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Leander gave his occupation as brick-maker.

  • On 6 Jan 1862 Leander mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Princeton, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 49 years, 2 months and 14 days old.
  • On 9 Dec 1862 Leander ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to disability.

  • He made application for a veteran's pension in Jul 1863.
  • He and Susan A. B. Reed were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 13 Jun 1870 at Princeton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Loring, Leander, 57, works on farm, b. MA
    ---, Susan A. B., 63, b. MA
    ---, Mary A., 22, b. MA.
  • Leander Loring died on 29 Dec 1871 at Princeton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of disease of the heart. He was 59 years, 2 months and 6 days old.
  • He was buried in 1871 at Woodlawn Cemetery, Princeton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • In 1872 at Princeton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, there was an administration of his estate.
  • In Mar 1872 Susan A. B. Reed received a pension to surviving family member based on Leander's service; his wife, received certificate number 161546.
  • Susan, his wife, outlived Leander and died on 30 Sep 1872 at Princeton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 65.
  • On 14 Dec 1882 Leander and Susan's daughter, Mary Alecia Loring married Andrew T. Manley at Chelsea, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for her and the second for him.
  • Last Edited: 20 Apr 2016

Family: Susan A. B. Reed b. 26 Oct 1806, d. 30 Sep 1872

  • Joseph R. Loring b. 1838, d. 20 Oct 1905
  • Charles Edward Loring b. 14 Aug 1840, d. 1875
  • Leander Jerome Loring b. 10 Feb 1846, d. 5 Mar 1846
  • Mary Alecia Loring b. 6 Apr 1848

LeRoy Delevan Ball

b. December 1843, d. 26 April 1907
  • Father: Warren Ball b. 22 Aug 1816, d. 5 Jan 1853
  • Mother: Catherine A. King b. 4 Mar 1819, d. 25 Aug 1892
  • Company: G
  • LeRoy Delevan Ball NOTE: All the "Ball" men in the 15th Massachusetts regiment were descendants of the mid-17th century immigrant, John Ball of Watertown and Lancaster, Massachusetts.
  • He was born in Dec 1843 at Princeton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Warren Ball and Catherine A. King.
  • LeRoy Delevan Ball was enumerated in the household of Warren Ball and Catherine A. King in the 1850 US Federal Census on 23 Aug 1850 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Warren Ball, 34, machinist, b. MA
    Catherine A., 31, b. MA
    Edward W., 9, b. MA
    **Leroy D., 7, b. MA.
  • On 5 Jan 1853 his father, Warren Ball, died at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 36.
  • There is a guardianship record in the probate index concerning Leroy D. and Edward W. Ball that probably pertains to this man and his brother.
  • On 20 Apr 1858 LeRoy and Edward's widowed mother, Catherine A. King, remarried to John M. Poor, 39, at Winchendon, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a third marriage for him and the second for her.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, LeRoy gave his occupation as machinist.
  • In 1861 LeRoy was living at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, according to Ford's history.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Leroy mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 17 years and 7 months old.
  • He was declared missing in action on 21 Oct 1861 at The Battle of Ball's Bluff, Leesburg, Virginia, having been taken prisoner.
  • On 30 Oct 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, LeRoy Delevan Ball was included, with 304 other men, among "The Killed Wounded and Missing of the Fifteenth Regiment," after Ball's Bluff.
  • On 20 Nov 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, LeRoy Delevan Ball was listed, with 88 other men of the 15th Massachusetts, as a prisoner at Richmond.
  • On 20 Nov 1861 at "The Worcester Daily Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Leroy D. Ball was listed with 195 other men among the prisoners taken at Ball's Bluff.
  • On 11 Aug 1864 Leroy ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by mustering out, to become a comissioned officer for the U. S. Colored Troops.

  • LeRoy also served in the 82 U. S. Colored Infantry as 2nd Lieutenant.
  • LeRoy Delevan Ball married Ella J. Lane.
  • LeRoy Delevan Ball and Ella J. Lane were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 6 Jun 1880 at Precinct 12, Leon County, Florida, as:
    Leroy D. Ball, 38, Govt. Office, b. MA.
    ---, Ella, Wife, 25, b. NJ, Occ: Keeps House
    ---, Mary, Dau, 6,b. FL, Occ: At Home     
    ---, Leroy D., Son, 4, b. FL, Occ: At Home
    Moses Locket, B, 45, GA, Occ: Gardener
    Alice Jones, B, 30, FL, Occ: Cook.
  • LeRoy Delevan Ball and Ella J. Lane were enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 8 Jun 1900 at Manhattan, New York County, New York, as:
    Ball, Leroy, head, Dec 1845, married 25 years, b. MA, hotel manager
    ---, Ella F., wife, Dec 1855, 2 of her 3 children are still living, b. NJ
    ---, Mary,dau, Oct 1874, b. NJ
    ---, Leroy D. R., son, Dec 1876, b. FL, lawyer.
  • LeRoy D. Ball made application for a veteran's pension on 28 Nov 1904, and received certificate 1.105.642.
  • He was buried on 26 Apr 1907 at Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, Bronx Borough, New York.
  • He died on 26 Apr 1907 at New York City, New York. He was 63 years and 4 months old.
  • Ella J. Lane received a pension to surviving family member based on LeRoy's service.
  • He left a will on 20 Dec 1907 which was probated in at Kings County, New York.
  • On 18 Dec 1926 his son, Leroy Delevan Ball Jr., died at Tallahassee, Leon County, Florida, at age 51 unmarried.
  • Last Edited: 31 May 2016

Family: Ella J. Lane b. Dec 1855, d. Jul 1930

  • Mary D. Ball b. Oct 1874, d. Apr 1964
  • Leroy Delevan Ball Jr. b. 17 Dec 1875, d. 18 Dec 1926

Simeon E. Ball

b. 25 July 1843, d. 24 January 1862
  • Father: John D. Ball b. 2 Dec 1814, d. 7 Jan 1870
  • Mother: Susannah Anthony Earle b. 14 Jan 1821, d. 26 Nov 1899
  • Company: G
  • Simeon E. Ball NOTE: All the "Ball" men in the 15th Massachusetts regiment were descendants of the mid-17th century immigrant, John Ball of Watertown and Lancaster, Massachusetts.
  • He was born on 25 Jul 1843 at Leicester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of John D. Ball and Susannah Anthony Earle.
  • Simeon E. Ball was enumerated in the household of John D. Ball and Susannah Anthony Earle in the 1860 US Federal Census in Jul 1860 at Leicester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, enumerated as follows:
    John Ball, 46, b. MA (as were all)
    Susan A., 38
    **Simeon E., 16
    Chs. M., 14
    Susan E., 12
    John D., 3.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Simeon gave his occupation as farmer.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Simeon mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Leicester, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 17 years, 11 months and 17 days old.
  • On 21 Oct 1861 Simeon was wounded at The Battle of Ball's Bluff, Leesburg, Virginia.
  • He died on 24 Jan 1862 of disease. He was 18 years, 5 months and 30 days old.
  • He and Charles Myron Ball were NOT buried at Hope Cemetery, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Section 75, Lot 11, Grave 4800, with their parents. The grave markers there are memorial stones only, stating that Simeon was buried in Maryland and Charles was buried in Virginia.
  • On 28 Jul 1862 Charles Myron Ball, his brother, enlisted and mustered in the 25th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Co. G.
  • On 2 Jan 1864, Charles Myron Ball, his brother, was reenlisted for a bounty of $322.66.
  • Charles Myron Ball, his brother, survived Simeon and died on 20 Aug 1864 killed in action at Ft. Stedman during seige of Petersburg, Virginia. He was buried at Poplar Grove National Cemetery, Petersburg, VA. Section D, Site 1303 at age 19.
  • On 2 Oct 1864 Simeon and Charles's sister, Susan E. Ball, married Thomas J. Lobdell Jr. at Leicester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Simeon E. Ball was included on the Civil War memorial at Leicester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 17 Jul 1872 Susannah Anthony Earle received a pension to surviving family member based on Simeon's service; his mother, received certificate number 175558.
  • On 9 Jun 1888 a headstone was ordered for his cenotaph in the family plot.
  • Susannah, his mother, outlived Simeon and died on 26 Nov 1899 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 78.
  • Last Edited: 2 Apr 2016

Philetus Ballou

b. 1823, d. 5 April 1880
  • Company: I
  • Philetus Ballou was born about in 1823 at Canada.
  • On 18 Jun 1846 Philetus Ballou married Laura S. Burgess, daughter of Joseph Burgess and Maria Sawyer, at Swanzey, Cheshire County, New Hampshire.
  • Philetus Ballou and Laura S. Burgess were enumerated in the 1850 US Federal census on 13 Sep 1850 at Richmond, Cheshire County, New Hampshire, as:
    Philetus Ballou, 26, farmer, b. Canada
    Laura, 21, b. MA
    Ira F., 3, b. NH
    Amanda M., 2, b. VT
    Sylvia, 64, b. NH.
  • Philetus's son, Henry Elliott Ballou, died and was buried in Mar 1851 at Laurel Hill Cemetery, Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 5 months.
  • Philetus Ballou was included in the city directory at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as a laborer in 1853.
  • He and Laura S. Burgess were enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 21 Jun 1860 at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    F. Ballon (sic), 32, mechanic, (m.), b. MA
    L. S., 30, (f.) b. NH
    J. F., 15, (m.) b. MA
    A. N., 12, (f.) b. MA.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Philetus gave his occupation as carpenter.
  • In 1861 Philetus was living at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 25 Jul 1861 Philetus mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 38 years old.
  • On 21 Oct 1861 Philetus was taken prisoner at The Battle of Ball's Bluff, Leesburg, Virginia.
  • On 30 Oct 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Philetus Ballou was included, with 304 other men, among "The Killed Wounded and Missing of the Fifteenth Regiment," after Ball's Bluff.
  • On 2 Nov 1861 at "The Webster Weekley Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Philetus Ballou was listed as a Company I casualty of Ball's Bluff.
  • On 9 Nov 1861 Philetus Ballou was mentioned, along with 95 other men of the 15th Massachusetts, in a report of 9 Nov 1861 to the Webster Times, by F. Q. Robinson, concerning the aftermath of Ball's Bluff and reporting his status.
  • On 20 Nov 1861 at "The Worcester Daily Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Philetus Ballou was listed with 195 other men among the prisoners taken at Ball's Bluff.
  • On 22 Feb 1862 at "The New York Times", New York City, New York, Philetus Ballou was mentioned, with 61 other men of the 15th Massachusetts, in an article about the return of prisoners under a flag of truce:
    National Prisoners Released, Arrival of Four hundred at Fortres Monroe
    Notice having been received by Gen. Wool, that some 400 exchanged prisoners would be sent down the James River Yesterday, the "George Washington" and "Express" left at about noon for the appointed meeting place.
    The rebel boat was appointed to meet us at 3 o'clock, but at that time she was not in sight, and shortly after a heavy fog shut down, making it impossible to move in any direction. The two boats were then fastened together, and having dropped anchor, waited for the rebel boat to appear.
    The fog did not lift till late in the evening, when the wind blew so fresh that the boats dragged their anchors and had to be separated. This morning at sunrise the expected prisoners made their appearance, on the "William Allison," which it seemed had also anchored for the night a few miles above us. The return passage was made without any incident, and the prisoners arrived here about 10 o'clock this forenoon. The returned prisoners will be immediately sent north. (Note: here follows a complete list of the released prisoners who arrived by a flag of truce from Richmond.)
  • On 22 Dec 1862 Philetus ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to disability.

  • He made application for a veteran's pension on 14 Feb 1863, and received certificate number 973768.
  • Starting 4 Apr 1863, Ira F. Ballou, his son, served in the U. S. Navy and was discharged at the expiration of service on 5 Nov 1864.
  • Starting 8 Oct 1863, Philetus also served in the 2nd Massachusetts Heavy Artillery Regiment, Company F.
  • He ended his service with the 2nd Massachusetts Heavy Artillery Regiment, Company F discharged for disability on 18 Jul 1864.
  • On 19 Dec 1866 Philetus and Laura's daughter, Amanda Maria Ballou married Ai Harrison Spaulding at Hingham, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Philetus Ballou died on 5 Apr 1880 at Richmond, Cheshire County, New Hampshire. He was 57 years old.
  • He was buried in Apr 1880 at Old South Cemetery, Richmond, Cheshire County, New Hampshire, lot #49.
  • On 17 Apr 1880 Philetus's widow, Laura S. Burgess remarried to William Farr at Wendell, Franklin County, Massachusetts, in a second marriage for both.
  • On 2 Sep 1883 Philetus and Laura's daughter, Agnes Ballou married Frank S. Bergeron at Peterborough, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, as his second wife.
  • On 29 Apr 1893 Laura S. Burgess received a pension to surviving family member in New Hampshire based on Philetus's service; his wife, received certificate number 394227.
  • In 1904 Louis's widow, Laura S. Burgess, was incuded in the city directory at Concord New Hampshire.
  • Philetus's wife, Laura S. Burgess, died and was buried in Mar 1904 at Evergreen Cemetery, Winchester, Cheshire County, New Hampshire, at age 74 years and 9 months.
  • Philetus's son, Ira F. Ballou, died and was buried in Aug 1918 at Togus National Cemetery, Togus, Kennebec County, Maine, at age 71 years and 2 months.
  • Last Edited: 11 May 2016

Family: Laura S. Burgess b. Jun 1829, d. 9 Mar 1904

  • Ira F. Ballou b. 4 May 1847, d. 23 Aug 1918
  • Amanda Maria Ballou b. 3 May 1848, d. 11 Nov 1871
  • Henry Elliott Ballou b. 5 Sep 1850, d. 18 Mar 1851
  • Agnes Ballou b. 31 Jan 1862, d. 6 Dec 1949

Clarkson R. Bancroft

b. 25 November 1834, d. 1876
  • Father: Aaron Tyler Bancroft b. 31 Oct 1800, d. 6 Jun 1860
  • Mother: Miranda Whittlesey b. 14 Mar 1809, d. 30 Jul 1843
  • Company: MusBand
  • Clarkson R. Bancroft was born on 25 Nov 1834 at Plainfield, Washington County, Vermont, son of Aaron Tyler Bancroft and Miranda Whittlesey.
  • On 30 Jul 1843 his mother, Miranda Whittlesey, died at Plainfield, Washington County, Vermont, at age 34.
  • On 20 Dec 1843 Clarkson and Horatio's widowed father, Aaron Tyler Bancroft, remarried to Julia Pitkin.
  • Clarkson R. Bancroft was enumerated in the household of Aaron Tyler Bancroft and Julia Pitkin in the 1850 US Federal Census on 7 Aug 1850 at Plainfield, Washington County, Vermont, as:
    Aaron T. Bancroft, 49, merchant, b. VT (as were all in the family)
    Julia P., 35
    **Clarkson R., 16, laborer
    Horatio H., 12.
  • On 15 May 1855 Clarkson R. Bancroft, 20, married Emily E. Blood, daughter of Rev. Friend Blood and Emily Elizabeth Brown, at Plainfield, Washington County, Vermont.
  • On 6 Jun 1860 his father, Aaron Tyler Bancroft, died at Vermont at age 59.
  • Clarkson R. Bancroft and Emily E. Blood were enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 13 Jun 1860 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    C. R. Bancroft, 26, shoemaker, b. VT (as were all in the family)
    Emily E., 27
    Ella M., 5
    Eva J., 4.
  • In 1861 Clarkson was living at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, according to Ford's history.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Clarkson gave his occupation as musician.

  • On 5 Aug 1861 Clark mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as a Bandsman, being credited to the quota of Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 26 years, 8 months and 11 days old.
  • On 8 Aug 1862 Clarkson ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by order of the War Department to release all bandsmen.

  • He was included in the city directory at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as a bookkeeper in 1865.
  • He and Emily E. Blood were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 7 Jul 1870 at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, as:
    Bancroft Clarkson R., 36, salesman for sewing machines, b. VT
    ---, Emily E., 36, b. VT
    ---, Ella M., 15, b. VT
    ---, Eva T., 14, b. VT
    ---, Emily E., 8, b. MA.
  • Clarkson R. Bancroft and Emily E. Blood were enumerated in the State census in 1875 at Brooklyn, Kings County, New York, with their three daughers, where he deals in dental supplies.
  • In 1876 Emily E. Blood, his wife, died.
  • Clarkson R. Bancroft died in 1876 possibly in New York. He was 41 years old.
  • He was buried in 1876 at Mount Zion Cemetery (East Village), Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • He's surviving family was enumerated in the household of Evyline B. Blood in the 1880 US Federal Census on 1 Jun 1880 at New York, Kings County, New York, his daughters, with their maternal aunt as:
    Blood, Evyline B., 42, single, b. VT
    Bancroft, Ella M., 24, niece, single, portrait painter, b. VT (of VT parents)
    ---, Julia E., 22, niece, single, portrait painter, b. VT (of VT parents)
    ---, Emily E., 18, niece, single, at school, b. MA (of VT parents.)
  • Last Edited: 2 Apr 2016

Family: Emily E. Blood b. between 1832 - 1833, d. 1876

  • Ella M. Bancroft b. Dec 1855, d. 1911
  • Julia Eva Bancroft b. 1856, d. 29 Apr 1941
  • Emily Eugenie Bancroft b. 30 Dec 1861, d. 10 May 1928

George Washington Bancroft

b. 28 July 1841, d. 23 January 1899
  • Father: Alpheus Woodbury Bancroft b. 16 May 1810, d. 20 Mar 1882
  • Mother: Charity Galeucia b. 2 Oct 1813, d. 21 Apr 1898
  • Company: 1_SS
  • George Washington Bancroft was born on 28 Jul 1841 at Danvers, Essex County, Massachusetts, son of Alpheus Woodbury Bancroft and Charity Galeucia.
  • George Washington Bancroft was enumerated in the household of Alpheus Woodbury Bancroft and Charity Galeucia in the 1850 US Federal Census on 27 Jul 1850 at Danvers, Essex County, Massachusetts, as:
    Alpheus W. Bancroft, 40, mason, b. MA (as were all)
    Charity, 36
    Alpheus D., 17, mason
    **Robert B., 14
    Elizabeth O., 11
    **George W., 8
    Sylvia Gatshell, 15, b. ME.
  • George Washington Bancroft was enumerated in the household of Alpheus Woodbury Bancroft and Charity Galeucia in the 1860 US Federal Census on 10 Jun 1860 at South Danvers, Essex County, Massachusetts, as:
    A. W. Bancroft, 50, mason, b. MA
    Charity G., 46
    Eliza A., 21
    Geo. W., 18, clerk.
  • In 1861 George was living at South Danvers, Essex County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment, George gave his occupation as Mason.
  • Starting 1 Sep 1861, George also served in the 17th Regiment Massachusetts Infantry, Company B.
  • He ended his service with the 17th Regiment Massachusetts Infantry, Company B on 2 Jul 1862 at New Berne, North Carolina.

  • On 13 Sep 1862 George Washington Bancroft mustered into service with the 1st Company Massachusetts Sharpshooters. He was 21 years, 1 month and 16 days old.
  • George Washington Bancroft and Robert Brown Bancroft, brothers, served together in the 1st Company, Andrew Sharpshooters.
  • On 8 Sep 1864 George ended military service with the 1st Massachusetts Sharpshooters due to the expiration of his term of service.

  • On 4 Aug 1867 George Washington Bancroft, 26, married Sarah Hawthorne Porter, 21, daughter of Andrew Porter and Mary [--?--], at South Danvers, Essex County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • George Washington Bancroft and Sarah Hawthorne Porter were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 6 Jun 1870 at Peabody, Essex County, Massachusetts, as:
    Bancroft, George W., 28, brick mason, b. MA
    ---, Sarah H., 23
    ---, Charles P., 2.
  • George Washington Bancroft and Sarah Hawthorne Porter were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 12 Jun 1880 at Peabody, Essex County, Massachusetts, as:
    Bancroft, Geo. W., 38, ??, b. MA (of MA parents)
    ---, Sarah H., 33, wife, b. MA
    ---, George P., 12, son
    ---, Mable W., 6, daur
    ---, Bessie, 5, daur.
  • George Washington Bancroft was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Peabody, Essex County, Massachusetts, as having served in the 1st Co. Andrews Sharpshooters, as well as the 17th Massachusetts Infantry, noting that he had been shot in the hip.
  • He made application at Massachusetts for a veteran's pension on 27 Oct 1890, and received certificate number 701549.
  • On 2 Nov 1893 George and Sarah's daughter, Mable Wallace Bancroft married John Hanson Osborn at Peabody, Essex County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • On 23 Feb 1894 his brother, Robert Brown Bancroft, died at Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, at age 57 of a heart embolism.
  • George Washington Bancroft died on 23 Jan 1899 at Peabody, Essex County, Massachusetts, of angina pectoris. He was 57 years, 5 months and 26 days old.
  • He was buried in Jan 1899 at Peabody, Essex County, Massachusetts.
  • On 14 Jun 1905 George and Sarah's daughter, Elizabeth O. Bancroft married Edward S. Mansfield at Peabody, Essex County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • On 25 Jun 1918 Sarah Hawthorne Porter received a pension to surviving family member in Massachusetts based on George's service; his wife received certificate number 666933.
  • Sarah outlived George and died on 27 Feb 1926 at Peabody, Essex County, Massachusetts, at age 79.
  • Last Edited: 5 Oct 2016

Family: Sarah Hawthorne Porter b. Apr 1846, d. 27 Feb 1926

  • Charles P. Bancroft b. 1868, d. 5 Mar 1926
  • Mable Wallace Bancroft b. 16 Nov 1874
  • Elizabeth O. Bancroft b. 1875

Robert Brown Bancroft

b. 7 May 1836, d. 23 February 1894
  • Father: Alpheus Woodbury Bancroft b. 16 May 1810, d. 20 Mar 1882
  • Mother: Charity Galeucia b. 2 Oct 1813, d. 21 Apr 1898
  • Company: 1_SS
  • Robert Brown Bancroft was born on 7 May 1836 at Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts, son of Alpheus Woodbury Bancroft and Charity Galeucia.
  • Robert Brown Bancroft was enumerated in the household of Alpheus Woodbury Bancroft and Charity Galeucia in the 1850 US Federal Census on 27 Jul 1850 at Danvers, Essex County, Massachusetts, as:
    Alpheus W. Bancroft, 40, mason, b. MA (as were all)
    Charity, 36
    Alpheus D., 17, mason
    **Robert B., 14
    Elizabeth O., 11
    **George W., 8
    Sylvia Gatshell, 15, b. ME.
  • On 6 Apr 1859 Robert Brown Bancroft, 22, married Elizabeth S. Richardson, 20, daughter of William H. Richardson and Elizabeth [--?--], at Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts.
  • Robert Brown Bancroft and Elizabeth S. Richardson were enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 11 Jul 1860 at Charlestown, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, as:
    Robt. B. Bancroft, 23, masons jour, b. MA
    Elizabeth S., 21, b. MA
    Anna S., 7/12, b. MA.
  • At the time of his enlistment, Robert gave his occupation as Mason.
  • In 1862 Robert was living at South Danvers, Essex County, Massachusetts.

  • On 13 Sep 1862 Robert Brown Bancroft mustered into service with the 1st Company Massachusetts Sharpshooters as a Sergeant. He was 26 years, 4 months and 6 days old.
  • Robert Brown Bancroft and George Washington Bancroft, brothers, served together in the 1st Company, Andrew Sharpshooters.
  • On 3 Sep 1864 Robert ended military service with the 1st Massachusetts Sharpshooters due to the expiration of his term of service.

  • He and Elizabeth S. Richardson were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 18 Jun 1880 at Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, as:
    Bancroft, Robert B., 42, tallow renderer, b. MA (of MA parents)
    ---, Elizabeth S., 41, wife, b. MA
    ---, Annie S., 20, daur
    ---, May E., 14, daur.
  • On 20 Oct 1887 Robert and Elizabeth's daughter, Mary Eliza Bancroft married Horace D. Litchfield at Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • On 15 Jan 1889 Robert and Elizabeth's daughter, Anna Stevens Bancroft married Charles L. Francis at Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • On 10 Aug 1889 Elizabeth S. Richardson, his wife, died at Chester, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, at age 50 where she had been spending the summer.
  • On 21 Feb 1891 his married daughter, Anna Stevens Bancroft, died at Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, at age 31.
  • Robert Brown Bancroft died on 23 Feb 1894 at Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, of a heart embolism. He was 57 years, 9 months and 16 days old.
  • He was buried in Feb 1894 at Cambridge Cemetery, Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
  • On 10 Nov 1894 his married daughter, Mary Eliza Bancroft, died at Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, at age 28 of phthisis.
  • Last Edited: 20 Apr 2016

Family: Elizabeth S. Richardson b. 28 Feb 1839, d. 10 Aug 1889

  • Anna Stevens Bancroft b. 13 Dec 1859, d. 21 Feb 1891
  • Mary Eliza Bancroft b. 5 Apr 1866, d. 10 Nov 1894