Henry Jenkins

b. 14 August 1808, d. 4 October 1879
  • Company: 1_SS
  • Henry Jenkins was born on 14 Aug 1808 at Andover, Essex County, Massachusetts.
  • Henry Jenkins married Martha Carter Jenkins.
  • Henry Jenkins and Martha Carter Jenkins were enumerated in the 1850 US Federal census on 26 Sep 1850 at New Boston, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, as:
    Henry Jenkins, 42, farmer, b. NH (as were all)
    Martha, 33
    Mayette, 10
    George H., 7
    Forrest, 6
    Rebecca P., 4
    Emma, 2
    Elisabeth, 1.
  • Henry Jenkins was enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 27 Jun 1860 at Reading, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, as:
    Henry Jenkins, 50, laborer, b. MA
    George H., 19, cordwainer, b. MA
    Rebecca P., 14, b. MA.
  • At the time of his enlistment, Henry gave his occupation as Miller.
  • In 1861 Henry was living at North Reading, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.

  • On 1 Aug 1861 Henry Jenkins mustered into service with the 1st Company Massachusetts Sharpshooters. He was 52 years, 11 months and 18 days old.
  • On 13 Mar 1862 at "Salem Register", Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts, Henry Jenkins was mentioned in an article about the bodyguard which returned the deceased General Lander to Salem for interment. He may have been included in a group photo believed to have been taken of the Sharpshooters selected to accompany General. The officer standing at the far left is Captain John "Jack" Saunders.
  • On 18 Oct 1862 Henry ended military service with the 1st Massachusetts Sharpshooters at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, by discharge for disability.

  • He and Martha Carter Jenkins were enumerated in the State census in 1865 at Reading, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, as:
    Henry Jenkins, 55, b. Andover, MA, laborer
    Martha C Jenkins, 47, b. New Boston, NH
    George H Jenkins, 23, b. N. Reading, MA, shoemaker
    Forrest Jenkins, 20, b. N. Reading, MA, shoemaker
    Ella Jenkins, 13, b. New Boston, NH
    Martha A Tibbetts, 24, b. N. Reading, MA.
  • Henry Jenkins made application for a veteran's pension on 17 Sep 1866, but no certificate number is recorded.
  • He died on 4 Oct 1879 at New Boston, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire. He was 71 years, 1 month and 20 days old.
  • In Oct 1879 at New Boston Cemetery, New Boston, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, Henry was originally buried in the public lot.
  • Henry's wife, Martha Carter Jenkins, died and was buried in Apr 1905 at Piscataquog Cemetery, Manchester, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, at age 87 years and 7 months.
  • On 8 Jun 1915 Henry was moved to Piscataquog Cemetery in Manchester,NH at the request of one Arthur W. Holt of New Boston.
  • He was buried in Jun 1915 at Piscataquog Cemetery, Manchester, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire.
  • Last Edited: 20 Apr 2017

Family: Martha Carter Jenkins b. Sep 1817, d. 8 Apr 1905

  • Mayette Jenkins b. 1840
  • George H. Jenkins b. 1842
  • Laurana Jenkins b. 2 Jun 1843, d. 20 Apr 1927
  • Edwin Forest Jenkins b. 13 Jul 1844, d. 21 Apr 1882
  • Rebecca P. Jenkins b. Sep 1847, d. 11 Jan 1929
  • Emma Jenkins b. 9 Mar 1848, d. 13 Dec 1918
  • Elizabeth Jenkins b. 1850
  • Ella Jenkins b. Jun 1851, d. 24 Jul 1905

David Jenks

b. 27 December 1823, d. 12 December 1895
  • Father: David Jenks Sr. b. 30 Oct 1768, d. 20 May 1855
  • Mother: Lucinda Clark b. 20 Apr 1781, d. 2 Apr 1864
  • Company: F
  • David Jenks was born on 27 Dec 1823 at Pelham, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, son of David Jenks Sr. and Lucinda Clark.
  • On 30 Nov 1848 David Jenks, 24, married Sarah S. Nichols, 22, daughter of Stephen Nichols and Lucinda Fuller, at Warren, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • David Jenks and Sarah Stone Nichols were enumerated in the 1850 US Federal census on 22 Aug 1850 at Warren, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    David Jenks, 26, laborer, b. MA
    Sarah, 24, b. MA
    Elizabeth, 4/12, b. MA.
  • On 20 May 1855 his father, David Jenks Sr., died at Ludlow, Hampden County, Massachusetts, at age 86.
  • David Jenks and Sarah Stone Nichols were enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census in Jul 1860 at Warren, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    David Jenks, 36, farm labor, b. MA (as were all)
    Sarah, 33
    Lizzie, 9
    Hattie, 1.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1862, David gave his occupation as mechanic.

  • On 12 Aug 1862 David mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 38 years, 7 months and 16 days old.
  • On 17 Sep 1862 David was wounded at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland.
  • On 8 Jan 1863 David ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to disability from wounds received in action.

  • He made application for a veteran's pension on 14 Feb 1863, and received certificate number 13459.
  • He and Sarah Stone Nichols were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 13 Aug 1870 at Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio, as:
    Jenks, David, 46, ?? tailor, b. MA (as were all)
    ---, Sallie, 43
    ---, Hattie, 11.
  • About in 1879 David and Sarah's daughter, Hattie Jenks married Levi M. Shank.
  • David Jenks and Sarah Stone Nichols were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 14 Jun 1880 at Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio, as:
    Jenks, David, 55, church sexton, b. MA (fat b. RI, mor b. MA)
    ---, Sarah, 53, wife, b. MA
    (nextdoor to)
    Shank, Levi M., 40, clerk in store, b. OH
    ---, Hattie, 21, wife, b. MA (his married daughter.)
  • David Jenks died on 12 Dec 1895 at Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio. He was 71 years, 11 months and 15 days old.
  • He was buried in Dec 1895 at Woodland Cemetery and Arboretum, Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio, Sec. 84, Lot 1454, Grave 2/8.
  • On 21 Dec 1895 Sarah Stone Nichols applied for a pension to surviving family member, Ohio, based on David's service; with application number 625593, but no certificate is recorded.
  • Sarah, his wife, outlived David and died on 20 Jul 1896 at age 70.
  • He's surviving family was enumerated in the household of Hattie Jenks and Levi M. Shank in the 1900 US Federal Census on 7 Jun 1900 at Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio, as:
    Shank, Levi, b. Jan 1836, married 21 years, b. OH (of MD parents)
    ---, Hattie (his daughter), wife, b. Oct 1858, of 9 children four are living, b. MA (of MA parents)
    ---, David L., son, b. Apr 1891, b. OH
    ---, Jeannetta, daur, b. Jan 1895
    ---, Luella M., daur, b. June 1897
    ---, Melvin H., son, b. Sep 1899.
  • Last Edited: 18 Dec 2017

Family: Sarah Stone Nichols b. 12 Jan 1826, d. 20 Jul 1896

  • Elizabeth Homer Jenks b. 23 Jul 1850
  • Hattie Jenks b. Oct 1858, d. 6 Jun 1906

George Jennings

b. 16 June 1844, d. 24 January 1927
  • Father: William Jennings b. between 1816 - 1817
  • Mother: Ann Colley b. 1820, d. 14 Aug 1894
  • Company: D
  • George Fish was an alias under which he served in the Massachusetts regiments, since it was illegal for Canadians to enlist in the U. S. Army.
  • George Jennings was born on 16 Jun 1844 at Kirk Sandall, Yorkshire, England, son of William Jennings and Ann Colley.
  • George Jennings was enumerated in the household of William Jennings and Ann Colley in the 1851 census of Canada in Apr 1851 at Saltfleet, Wentworth County, Ontario, Canada (West), as:
    William Jennings, carpenter, b. England, Episcopal, age next birthday 35
    Ann, 32
    **George, 7
    Sarah, 5
    John, 3.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1864, George gave his occupation as seaman.
  • In 1864 George was living at Canada (West).

  • On 29 Apr 1864 George mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry having received a bounty of $329.33, being credited to the quota of Douglas, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 19 years, 10 months and 13 days old.
  • On 27 Jul 1864 George ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by transfer to the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.

  • Starting 28 Jul 1864, George also served in the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company "E", using his alias.
  • On 25 Aug 1864 George was taken prisoner at Reams' Station, Dinwiddie County, Virginia.
  • He ended his service by mustering out on 27 Jun 1865.
  • George Jennings married Lina [--?--] at Parson, Labette County, Kansas.
  • George Jennings made application for a veteran's pension on 13 May 1880, received certificate number 1196137.
  • He was enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 10 Jun 1880 at Pleasant Valley, Saline County, Kansas, alone as Jennings, George, 35, laborer, b. England (parents b. England) living with an apparently unrelated farm family.
  • In 1883 George was living at Washington.
  • Lina [--?--], his wife, died.
  • Between 1893 - 1894 George's daughter, Lois Jennings married William I. Markham.
  • George Jennings was enumerated in the 1910 US Federal Census in Apr 1910 at Allen, Snohomish County, Washington, as:
    George Jennings , Head, married (sic), 68, b England, two children both living
    William Markham, Son-in-law, 38, b Kansas, married 16 years
    Lois Markham, Wife, 33, b Kansas, two children, both living
    Lindsey Markham, Son, single, 15, Washington
    Marita Markham, Daughter, single, 12, b Washington
    Ella Mcgrotty, Daughter, single, 28, b Canada (of English parents), immig 1886.
  • He made application for a veteran's pension on 21 May 1921, and received certificate number 1196137.
  • In 1922 George was described as six feet one inch tall, with a "sandy" complexion.
  • On 8 Mar 1922, at Retsil Veterans Home, Port Orchard, Kitsap County, Washington, George was admitted.
  • He died on 24 Jan 1927 at Port Orchard, Kitsap County, Washington. He was 82 years, 7 months and 8 days old.
  • He was buried in Jan 1927 at Retsil Veterans Home, Port Orchard, Kitsap County, Washington.
  • Last Edited: 18 Apr 2016

Family: Lina [--?--]

  • Lois Jennings b. 1 May 1877, d. 19 Dec 1977
  • Ella Clare Jennings b. 27 Aug 1881

Daniel Ambrose Jennison

b. 5 June 1840, d. 24 August 1915
  • Father: Samuel Jennison b. 21 May 1808, d. 1 Jan 1887
  • Mother: Roxana Stone d. 3 Jan 1887
  • Company: D
  • Daniel Ambrose Jennison was born on 5 Jun 1840 at Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Samuel Jennison and Roxana Stone, (Ford's history says Auburn, MA.)
  • In 1861 Daniel was living at Auburn, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Daniel gave his occupation as sheomaker in Ford's history, and farmer in the MASSCW.

  • On 30 Jul 1861 Daniel mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Auburn, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 21 years, 1 month and 25 days old.
  • Daniel Ambrose Jennison and Joseph Jennison Jr., nephew and uncle, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.
  • On 21 Oct 1861 Daniel was taken prisoner at The Battle of Ball's Bluff, Leesburg, Virginia.
  • On 21 Oct 1861 his uncle, Joseph Jennison Jr., died at The Battle of Ball's Bluff, Leesburg, Virginia, at age 41.
  • On 30 Oct 1861 at the "Worcester Palladium", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Daniel Ambrose Jennison was included, with 304 other men, among "The Killed Wounded and Missing of the Fifteenth Regiment," after Ball's Bluff.
  • On 20 Nov 1861 at "The Worcester Daily Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, D. L. Jennison was listed with 195 other men among the prisoners taken at Ball's Bluff.
  • On 20 Nov 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Daniel Ambrose Jennison was listed, with 88 other men of the 15th Massachusetts, as a prisoner at Richmond.
  • In 1862, Daniel was paroled from prison.
  • On 10 Mar 1864 his brother, Richard Boardman Jennison, died at Richmond, Richmond County, Virginia, at age 21 who had served in the 36th Massachusetts Infantry. He was 20, a farmer, and a resident of Auburn when he enlisted on 4 Aug 1862. He was taken prisoner on 15 Dec 1863 at Rutlidge, TN. He died as a prisoner of war on 10 Mar 1864 at Richmond, VA. The family was notified by telegram that he died in the War.
  • On 28 Jul 1864 Daniel ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to completion of his term of service.

  • On 2 Aug 1866 Daniel Ambrose Jennison, 26, married Almira Halstead, 27, daughter of James Halsted and Eliza [--?--], at Monroe, Green County, Wisconsin, (Note: she was the widow of Almond SMITH who died of disease while serving as a 2LT in 5th Wisconsin Independant Light Artillery Battery.)
  • On 27 Aug 1866 Daniel Ambrose Jennison made application for a pension as guardian to Almond Smith's surviving dependants, and received certificate number 87395.
  • Daniel Ambrose Jennison and Almira Halstead were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 11 Jul 1870 at Sarcoxie, Jasper County, Missouri, as:
    Jennison, Daniel A., 30, working on farm, b. MA
    ---, Almira, 30, b. NY
    ---, Almon, 7, b. WIS (née Smith)
    ---, Laura, 3, b. MA
    ---, Marion E., 1, b. MA
    ---, Carrie, 4/12, b. MO in May
    Halstead, Eliza, 55, b. NY (his mother-in-law)
    Freeman, Louis, 27, working on farm, b. WIS or VIS (?)
    ---, Davis, 17, working on farm, b. WIS or VIS (?)
  • On 24 Oct 1872 Almira Jennison, his wife, died at Missouri at age 33.
  • On 7 Mar 1877 Daniel Ambrose Jennison, 36, married Alice Darrow, 27, daughter of Peter Darrow and Alvira Bancroft, at Carthage, Jasper County, Missouri.
  • Daniel Ambrose Jennison made application for a veteran's pension on 25 Jun 1880, and received certificate number 245137.
  • On 20 Oct 1883 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Daniel Ambrose Jennison attended the 17th annual reunion of the 15th regiment association, with some 110 other veterans of the regiment. (Report from the Fitchburg Sentinel.)
  • He made application for a veteran's pension on 25 Jun 1886, and received certificate number 245137.
  • In 1890 Daniel's daughter, Laura Roxana Jennison married James L. Nevin.
  • Daniel Ambrose Jennison was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Carthage, Jasper County, Missouri, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company D.
  • He died on 24 Aug 1915 at Carthage, Jasper County, Missouri. He was 75 years, 2 months and 19 days old.
  • He was buried in Aug 1915 at Oak Hill Cemetery, Carthage, Jasper County, Missouri.
  • On 22 Sep 1915 Alice Darrow received a pension to surviving family member in Missouri based on Daniel's service; his wife, received certificate number 804086.
  • Alice, his wife, outlived Daniel and died on 15 Sep 1925 at Carthage, Jasper County, Missouri, at age 75.
  • About 1948, an unidentified Carthage, Missouri, newspaper published remeniscences of his son, Richard.
  • Last Edited: 13 Nov 2018

Family 1: Almira Halstead b. May 1839, d. 24 Oct 1872

  • Laura Roxana Jennison b. 27 May 1867, d. 14 Oct 1921
  • Miriam Eliza Jennison b. 22 Aug 1868, d. 31 Jul 1924
  • Carrie A. Jennison b. 10 Feb 1870, d. 18 Mar 1893
  • Richard Daniel Jennison b. 20 Sep 1871, d. 30 May 1954

Family 2: Alice Darrow b. 7 Mar 1850, d. 15 Sep 1925

  • Etta Alice Jennison b. 13 Dec 1877, d. 13 Feb 1959
  • Myrtle Alvira Jennison b. 30 Jul 1879, d. 14 Mar 1927
  • Mary Grace Jennison b. 14 Oct 1881, d. 19 Aug 1954
  • Emily Irene Jennison b. 19 Feb 1884, d. 22 Sep 1961
  • Ruba Sophia Jennison b. 12 Oct 1885
  • Eula Jennison b. 4 Jul 1887
  • Fred L. D. Jennison b. 21 Mar 1889, d. 27 Aug 1962
  • Ida Vivian Jennison b. 21 Apr 1894, d. 10 Sep 1964

Joseph Jennison Jr.

b. 16 March 1820, d. 21 October 1861
  • Father: Joseph Jennison Sr. b. 27 May 1784, d. 24 Jan 1867
  • Mother: Hannah Ryan d. before 1830
  • Company: E
  • Joseph Jennison Jr. was born on 16 Mar 1820 at Hollister, Massachusetts, son of Joseph Jennison Sr. and Hannah Ryan, a descendant of Robert Jenison who settled in Massachusetts in 1630. (Note: could not find a location "Hollister" in any MA county.)
  • Before 1830 Joseph Jennison Jr. witnessed the death of Hannah Ryan at Massachusetts, his mother, estimated date, before his father's marriage to a second wife.
  • On 24 Mar 1847 Joseph Jennison Jr., 27, married Henrietta Seagrave Tiffany, 18, daughter of George Tiffany and Mary Ann Seagrave, at Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island.
  • Joseph Jennison Jr. and Henrietta Seagrave Tiffany were enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 23 Jul 1860 at Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Joseph Jennison was a farmer living in Oxford, MA, with his wife and daughter.
    At that time, Charles H. Watson, who would become Captain of Co. E the following year, was living with the Jennisons.
    It would be Capt. Watson's duty to certify his friend's death at Balls Bluff 18 months later.
    Also living in the Jennison home was one Luther Bacon, age 75, possibly a relative of the Charles A. Bacon of Co. E, 15th MVI.
    Unknown if there is any Watson familial relationship to the Bacons or Jennisons.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Joseph gave his occupation as farmer.


  • On 30 Jul 1861 Joseph mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 41 years, 4 months and 14 days old.
  • Joseph Jennison Jr. and Daniel Ambrose Jennison, nephew and uncle, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.
  • Joseph Jennison Jr. died on 21 Oct 1861 at The Battle of Ball's Bluff, Leesburg, Virginia. He was 41 years, 7 months and 5 days old.
  • He was buried after 1861 at North Cemetery, Main Street, Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 30 Oct 1861 at the "Worcester Palladium", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Joseph Jennison Jr. was included, with 304 other men, among "The Killed Wounded and Missing of the Fifteenth Regiment," after Ball's Bluff.
  • On 25 Sep 1862 Henrietta Seagrave Tiffany received a pension to surviving family member in Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, based on Joseph's service; with an affidavit signed by Alif Deun and Almvia Huse.
  • On 11 Apr 1863 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Joseph Jennison Jr. was included in the published list of Oxford volunteers.
  • On 8 Dec 1863 Henrietta Seagrave Tiffany received a pension to surviving family member based on Joseph's service; an increase of $8 per month, retroactive to October 21, 1861.
  • Joseph, his father, outlived Joseph and died on 24 Jan 1867 at Auburn, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 82.
  • About 1890 Joseph Jennison Jr. was included on the Civil War memorial at Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Henrietta Seagrave Tiffany was enumerated as the widow of Joseph Jennison Jr., of the 15th Massachusetts, in the 1890 Veterans' Schedules of the US Federal Census in Jun 1890 at Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Henrietta, his wife, outlived Joseph and died on 27 Apr 1892 at Massachusetts at age 63.
  • Jenne, his daughter, outlived Joseph and died in 1929 at Massachusetts unmarried.
  • Last Edited: 25 Aug 2018

Family: Henrietta Seagrave Tiffany b. 1 Dec 1828, d. 27 Apr 1892

  • Jenne Jennison b. 9 Jun 1854, d. 1929

Richard Lionel Jewell

b. 23 October 1845, d. 31 October 1909

Cpl. Richard L. Jewell
  • Father: Richmond H. Jewell
  • Mother: Emily R. Ames
  • Company: A
  • Richard Lionel Jewell was born on 23 Oct 1845 at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Richmond H. Jewell and Emily R. Ames.
  • Richard Lionel Jewell was enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 22 Jun 1860 at Hubbardston, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as Lionel Jewell, 15, farm labor, b. MA
    apparently boarding.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Richard gave his occupation as farmer.
  • In 1862 Richard was living at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 7 Aug 1862 Richard mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as a Corporal, being credited to the quota of Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 16 years, 9 months and 15 days old.
  • On 1 Jan 1864 Richard was promoted to.
  • On 12 May 1864 Richard was wounded at Spotsylvania, Virginia.
  • On 18 May 1864 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Richard Lionel Jewell was noted among the wounded at the Battle of the Wilderness.
  • On 25 May 1864 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Richard Lionel Jewell was mentioned among the casualties.
  • On 28 Jul 1864 Richard ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to expiration of service term in accordance with General Order 28.

  • Starting 2 Mar 1865, Richard also served in the 61st Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company G.
  • He ended his service on 16 Jul 1865.
  • On 1 May 1866 Richard Lionel Jewell, 20, married Helen Francena Barker, 17, daughter of Hiram L. Barker and Phoebe P. Marcy, at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Richard Lionel Jewell and Helen Francena Barker were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census in 1880 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, he is a Lamp Lighter.
  • On 17 May 1885 his son, Herman A. Bennett, died at Chester, Windsor County, Vermont, at age 16 by drowning.
  • Richard Lionel Jewell 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. A, as well as in the 61st Massachusetts Infantry.
  • He made application at Massachusetts for a veteran's pension on 20 Aug 1890, and received certificate number 664529.
  • He and Helen Francena Barker were enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 4 Jun 1900 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, where he is a lamplighter for the city. They live in a rented home. Only two of their eight children are still living -- one is George, who lives with them, and Hiram, according to descendant Patric Jewell.
  • On 21 Oct 1901 at Grand Army Hall, Worcester, Massachusetts, Richard Lionel Jewell 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, Richard Lionel Jewell attended the 37th annual regimental reunion with some eighty other veterans.
  • Richard wrote a letter in Oct 1906 from Long Beach, Los Angeles County, California, as follows: (See below.)
  • In Oct 1906 Richard Lionel Jewell wrote a letter to the 40th annual reunion of the 15th regiment association, with some 75 other veterans of the regiment. (Click icon to read the report, believed to be from the Worcester Spy.)
  • On 21 Oct 1907 Richard Lionel Jewell wrote a letter to be read at the regimental reunion and banquet on the 46th anniversary of the Battle of Ball's Bluff, as reported in the Fitchburg Sentinel the following day.
  • He died on 31 Oct 1909 at National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, Togus, Kennebec County, Maine. He was 64 years and 8 days old.
  • He was buried in Nov 1909 at Hope Cemetery, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • In Nov 1909 Helen Francena Barker received a pension to surviving family member in California based on Richard's service; and received certificate number 694517.
  • On 27 Oct 1910 Richard Lionel Jewell was reported as deceased at the 44th regimental reunion.
  • Helen, his wife, outlived Richard and died on 13 Mar 1913 at Long Beach, Los Angeles County, California, at age 64.
  • Last Edited: 22 Aug 2019

Family: Helen Francena Barker b. Nov 1848, d. 13 Mar 1913

  • Hiram L. Jewell b. 14 Feb 1867, d. 5 Feb 1942
  • Richard H. Jewell b. 1871, d. 25 Mar 1881
  • Edwin A. Jewell b. 1878
  • George M. Jewell b. 29 Jun 1881, d. 1 Oct 1938

Adalbert Walstian Johnson

b. 5 September 1838, d. 12 July 1863
  • Father: Frederick Johnson b. 17 Nov 1809, d. 3 May 1845
  • Mother: Mary Porter Beal b. 25 Aug 1817, d. 12 Jan 1897
  • Company: C
  • Adalbert Walstian Johnson was born on 5 Sep 1838 at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Frederick Johnson and Mary Porter Beal, (Frederick7, Ephraim 6, Dorothy Whitcomb 5. )
  • On 3 May 1845 his father, Frederick Johnson, died at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 35.
  • In 1861 Adalbert was living at Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Adalbert gave his occupation as carpenter.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Adalbert mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 22 years, 10 months and 7 days old.
  • At least four Johnson men of the 15th were second cousins -- James N., Joseph P., Adelbert and Augustus -- all great-grandsons of Dorothy WHITCOMB, a 5th generation descendant of John White of Wenham.
  • On 13 Dec 1861 Adalbert ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts according to Ford's history; discharged on unknown date, according to the 1870 roster.

  • Starting 6 Nov 1862, Adalbert also served in the reenlisted in Co. C, 53rd Massachusetts Regiment.
  • On 11 Jul 1863 Adalbert was wounded while with the 53rd Massachusetts.
  • He died on 12 Jul 1863 at Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, of wounds received 11 July 1863, with the 53rd Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry. He was 24 years, 10 months and 7 days old.
  • He was buried in Jul 1863 at Baton Rouge National Cemetery, Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, Plot: 36, 2375.
  • On 27 Apr 1866 Mary Porter Beal received a mother's pension based on Adalbert's service; received certificate number 161801; Pension file mentions only service in 53rd MVI; and Ford says after service with the 15th MVI, he reenlisted in Co. C of the 53rd MVI on 6 Nov 1862.
  • In 1879, Adalbert was mentioned in Marvin's history of Lancaster.
  • A photograph or image of Adalbert Walstian Johnson and Augustus C. Johnson are located on page 98 of Emerson's "Leominster Historical" of an "A. W. Johnson". Unknown exactly who it referrs to as neither of these men seem to be otherwise mentioned in Emerson's book.
  • Mary Porter Beal survived Adalbert Walstian Johnson and died on 12 Jan 1897 at age 79.
  • Last Edited: 21 May 2018

Alonzo Johnson

b. between 1838 and 1839
  • Company: 1_SS
  • Alonzo Johnson was born between 1838 - 1839.
  • In 1861 Alonzo was living at Manchester, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire.

  • On 2 Sep 1861 Alonzo Johnson mustered into service with the 1st Company Massachusetts Sharpshooters according to the 1870 AG report with no further information.
  • Last Edited: 9 Sep 2012

Augustus C. Johnson

b. 31 October 1842, d. 20 April 1864
  • Father: Josiah Johnson b. 19 May 1803, d. 20 Mar 1887
  • Mother: Lucy Farnsworth b. 29 Jan 1809, d. 17 Sep 1885
  • Company: A
  • Augustus C. Johnson was born on 31 Oct 1842 at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Josiah Johnson and Lucy Farnsworth, (Josiah 7, Stephen 6, Dorothy Whitcomb 5.)
  • Augustus C. Johnson was enumerated in the household of Josiah Johnson and Lucy Farnsworth in the 1850 US Federal Census on 7 Jul 1850 at Auburn, Cayuga County, New York, as:
    Josiah Johnson, 45, comb maker, b. MA (as were all in the family)
    Lucy, 32
    **Augustus, 7
    Sarah, 4.
  • In 1861 Augustus was living at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Augustus gave his occupation as painter.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Augustus mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 18 years, 8 months and 12 days old.
  • At least four Johnson men of the 15th were second cousins -- James N., Joseph P., Adelbert and Augustus -- all great-grandsons of Dorothy WHITCOMB, a 5th generation descendant of John White of Wenham.
  • On 21 Oct 1861 Augustus was taken prisoner at The Battle of Ball's Bluff, Leesburg, Virginia.
  • On 30 Oct 1861 at the "Worcester Palladium", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Augustus C. Johnson was included, with 304 other men, among "The Killed Wounded and Missing of the Fifteenth Regiment," after Ball's Bluff.
  • On 20 Nov 1861 at "The Worcester Daily Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Augustus Johnson was listed with 195 other men among the prisoners taken at Ball's Bluff.
  • On 2 Jul 1862 Augustus's sister, Sarah E. Johnson, married George Messenger Tenney at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 5 Sep 1862, George Messenger Tenney, his newly wed brother-in-law, was enlisted in the 53rd Massachusetts Infantry, mustering out on 2 Sep 1863 at Camp Stevens, Groton, MA.
  • On 22 Nov 1863 Augustus ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to disability.

  • He made application for a veteran's pension on 16 Apr 1864, and received certificate number 15794.
  • He died on 20 Apr 1864 at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, unmarried, of consumption. He was 21 years, 5 months and 19 days old.
  • He was buried in Apr 1864 at Evergreen Cemetery, Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Section 1, Lot 272.
  • A photograph or image of Augustus C. Johnson and Adalbert Walstian Johnson are located on page 98 of Emerson's "Leominster Historical" of an "A. W. Johnson". Unknown exactly who it referrs to as neither of these men seem to be otherwise mentioned in Emerson's book.
  • Last Edited: 10 Apr 2016

Charles Albert Johnson

b. 10 February 1828, d. 25 November 1870
  • Father: Samuel Johnson
  • Mother: Eliza [--?--]
  • Company: G
  • Charles Albert Johnson was born on 10 Feb 1828 at Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, son of Samuel Johnson and Eliza [--?--].
  • On 20 May 1857 Charles Albert Johnson, 29, married Margaret Jane Brown, 24, daughter of Samuel Brown and Margaret J. Mccartney, at Smithfield, Providence County, Rhode Island.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Charles gave his occupation as sailor.
  • In 1861 Charles was living at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, according to Ford's history.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Charles mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 33 years, 5 months and 2 days old.
  • On 1 Nov 1862 Charles was promoted to Sergeant.
  • On 12 Oct 1863 Charles ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by discharge due to disability.

  • He made application for a veteran's pension on 17 Oct 1863, and received certificate number 414495.
  • He died on 25 Nov 1870. He was 42 years, 9 months and 15 days old.
  • He was buried in Nov 1870 at Moshassuck Cemetery, Central Falls, Providence County, Rhode Island.
  • On 23 Mar 1882 Margaret Jane Johnson received a pension to surviving family member based on Charles's service; his wife, received certificate number 249230.
  • Margaret Jane Brown was enumerated as the widow of Charles Albert Johnson, of the 15th Massachusetts, in the 1890 Veterans' Schedules of the US Federal Census in Jun 1890 at Lincoln, Providence County, Rhode Island.
  • On 12 Jun 1895 Charles and Margaret's daughter, Alice E. Johnson married Horace Jeffers at Central Falls, Providence County, Rhode Island.
  • On 25 Oct 1899 Margaret Jane Brown, his wife, died at Central Falls, Providence County, Rhode Island, at age 67.
  • Last Edited: 12 Nov 2018

Family: Margaret Jane Brown b. 8 Jun 1832, d. 25 Oct 1899

  • Alice E. Johnson b. 1861, d. 7 Aug 1927

Charles H. Johnson

b. 5 November 1836, d. 2 May 1904
  • Father: Daniel Johnson b. between 1799 - 1800
  • Mother: Elizabeth Cook d. about 1844
  • Company: H
  • Charles H. Johnson was born on 5 Nov 1836 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Daniel Johnson and Elizabeth Cook.
  • About 1844 his mother, Elizabeth Cook, died.
  • On 17 Jan 1849 Charles's widowed father, Daniel Johnson, remarried to Nancy O. Sylvester at Auburn, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 13 Feb 1855 Charles's sister-in-law, Hannah Catherine Parsons, daughter of John Parsons and Lucy Hathaway,married Asa Francis Day, daughter of John Parsons and Lucy Hathaway, at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 31 Mar 1855 Charles H. Johnson, 18, married Sarah Jane Parsons, 16, daughter of John Parsons and Lucy Hathaway, at Upton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Charles H. Johnson and Sarah Jane Parsons were enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 4 Jun 1860 at Sutton P. O., Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Chas. Johnson, 25, miller, b. MA
    Sarah J., 22, b. MA
    John L., 3, b. MA.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Charles gave his occupation as miller.
  • In 1861 Charles was living at Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Charles H. Johnson and Asa Francis Day, brothers-in-law, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Charles mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 24 years, 8 months and 7 days old.
  • On 12 Jan 1864 Charles ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by transfer to the Signal Corps.

  • Before 1867 Sarah Jane Parsons, his wife, died.
  • On 19 Oct 1867 Charles H. Johnson, 30, married Annette J. Marcy, 32, daughter of William Larned Marcy and Lydia Chamberlain, at Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a second marriage for him and the first for her.
  • Charles H. Johnson made application for a veteran's pension on 27 Nov 1879, and received certificate numer 247457.
  • He and Annette J. Marcy were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 30 Jun 1880 at Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Johnson, Chas, 44, bootmaker, b. MA
    ---, Anna, 44. wife, b. MA
    ---, John L., 22, son, bootmaker, b. MA
    Marcy, Lydia, 74, mother(-in-law), b. MA.
  • Charles H. Johnson was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Paxton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company H, as a Sergeant. However, the service dates do not exactly match this man.
  • He was enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 5 Jun 1900 at Paxton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Johnson, Charles H., head, 64, farmer
    ---, Annette, wife, 64, her one child has died
    ---, John L., son, 42, single
    Damon, John, servant.
  • He died on 2 May 1904 at Paxton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of diabetis. He was 67 years, 5 months and 27 days old.
  • He was buried on 4 May 1904 at Corbin Cemetery, Corbin Rd., Dudley, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 14 May 1904 Annette J. Marcy received a pension to surviving family member in Massachusetts based on Charles's service; his wife, received certificate number 584983.
  • On 19 Feb 1913 Annette J. Marcy, his wife, died at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 77.
  • Last Edited: 18 Apr 2016

Family 1: Sarah Jane Parsons b. 10 Apr 1838, d. before 1867

  • John Leroy Johnson b. 18 Dec 1857

Family 2: Annette J. Marcy b. 13 Oct 1835, d. 19 Feb 1913

Edward Stowell Johnson

b. 26 October 1844, d. 17 September 1862
  • Father: Elisha Johnson b. 21 Oct 1783, d. 4 May 1854
  • Mother: Mary Stowell b. 27 Sep 1804, d. 2 Oct 1878
  • Company: G
  • Edward Stowell Johnson was born on 26 Oct 1844 at Southborough, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Elisha Johnson and Mary Stowell.
  • Edward Stowell Johnson was enumerated in the household of Elisha Johnson and Mary Stowell in the 1850 US Federal Census on 2 Aug 1850 at Southborough, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Elisha Johnson, 66, farmer, b. MA (as were all in family)
    Mary S., 45
    Sarah P. Johnson, 39
    **Edward S., 5
    Walter A., 3
    Ellen A., 1
    Eunice C. Stockwell, 15, b. NY
    Mary A., Stockwell, 12, b. NY
    Samuel W. May, 36, laborer, b. MA.
  • On 4 May 1854 his father, Elisha Johnson, died at age 70.
  • Edward Stowell Johnson was enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 20 Jul 1860 at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Edward S. Johnson, 16, clerk, b. MA
    living as a boarder in the home of W. D. Wheeler, 27, shoe manufacturer.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Edward gave his occupation as clerk.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Edward mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 16 years, 8 months and 16 days old.
  • He died on 17 Sep 1862 at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland, although early reports were apparently conflicting. He was 17 years, 10 months and 22 days old.
  • On 19 Jan 1873 Mary Stowell received a pension to surviving family member based on Edward's service; his mother, received certificate number 125069.
  • On 2 Oct 1878 his mother, Mary Stowell, died at age 74.
  • On 17 Sep 1900 Edward S. Johnson was included on the Civil War memorial at Antietam Battlefield, Sharpsburg, Maryland, with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, on the 35th anniversary of the battle. (Articles from the Fitchburg Sentinel about the planning for the memorial.)
  • Last Edited: 5 May 2019

Elisha F. Johnson

b. 30 May 1831, d. 17 September 1862
  • Father: Ralsa Fisk Johnson b. 19 Jun 1805, d. 12 Mar 1888
  • Mother: Lucy Temple b. about 1809
  • Company: F
  • Elisha F. Johnson was born on 30 May 1831 at Upton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Ralsa Fisk Johnson and Lucy Temple.
  • His mother, Lucy Temple, died.
  • On 28 Dec 1842 Elisha's widowed father, Ralsa Fisk Johnson, remarried to Sarah J. Gilmore.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Elisha gave his occupation as carpenter.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Elisha mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 30 years, 1 month and 12 days old.
  • On 27 Aug 1862 Alvah Stearns Johnson, his brother, enlisted in Company I, Massachusetts 36th Infantry Regiment and mustered out on 05 Jun 1865.
  • Elisha F. Johnson died on 17 Sep 1862 at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland, killed in action as a Sergeant. He was 31 years, 3 months and 18 days old.
  • On 17 Sep 1900 Elisha F. Johnson was included on the Civil War memorial at Antietam Battlefield, Sharpsburg, Maryland, with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, on the 35th anniversary of the battle. (Articles from the Fitchburg Sentinel about the planning for the memorial.)
  • Last Edited: 5 May 2019

Ithiel Town Johnson

b. 24 July 1849, d. 4 July 1931

Ithiel T. Johnson
  • Father: Lewis Arnold Johnson b. 5 Jan 1816, d. 2 Feb 1894
  • Mother: Lucy Ann Larned b. 9 Feb 1817, d. 17 Oct 1892
  • Company: MASCOT
  • Ithiel Town Johnson was born on 24 Jul 1849 at Douglas, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Lewis Arnold Johnson and Lucy Ann Larned.
  • Ithiel Town Johnson was enumerated in the household of Lewis Arnold Johnson and Lucy Ann Larned in the 1850 US Federal Census on on 25 Sep 1850 at at Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • In "The Story of My Life or Forty Busy Years," (Evangelist. Burlington, Vt.: Free Press Printing Company, 1912. 231 pages.), Ithiel T. Johnson recounting his experiences with the 15th Massachusetts at Ball's Bluff. (Click the document icon to read it here.)
  • Later in during the war, Johnson returned to Washington D. C. and was there at the time of Lincoln's assassination. Read his account here.
  • Many thanks to Ed A. Schofield who provided the source reference to these two stories. slh Dec 2003.
  • In 1880 Ithiel Town Johnson was clergyman.
  • He was enumerated in the household of Lewis Arnold Johnson and Lucy Ann Larned in the 1880 US Federal Census at at Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 1 Jul 1881 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Rev. Ithiel T. Johnson 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.
  • On 9 Jul 1886 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Ithiel Town Johnson was reported as having attended the 19th reunion of Company E, 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.
  • On 5 Jul 1889 at Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Ithiel Town Johnson attended a reunion of Company E; from The Webster Times, July 5, 1889 (Volume XXXI # 19),
    Reviving War Memories
    Twenty-eight years ago last Friday Company E, 15th regiment, left Oxford for the front, and , as is their usual custom, the surviving members of the company met at Oxford last Friday in reunion. The comrades met at the hall of Post No. 27 G. A. R. where these officers were selected:
    President--- Capt. B. B. Vassal
    Vice-President---Capt. Charles H. Watson
    Secretary and Treasurer---L. E. Thayer
    Directors, A. B. Yeomans, W. Y. Woodbury and Anthony Murphy.
    Comrades were present from Rhode Island and Maine and from various parts of Massachusetts, twenty-five in all being present. The roll was called and many letters from absent comrades were received.
    During the proceedings Rev. Albert Tyler created a sensation. He rose and said he had received a spiritual communication from Lieut. Nelson Bartholomew, who died in Philadelphia, in November 1861, on his way home. The message said that the spirit of Bartholomew was with them during the meeting, which was most enjoyable to him, and that he had the same love he had for his comrades as he had in 1861.
    The comrades adjourned to Memorial Hall for dinner, after which, Capt Vassal called the assemblage to order and gave an address of welcome. Capt. C. H. Watson, the first commander of the company, Comrades P. F. Murray, W. Y. Woodbury, A. B. Yeomans, L. E. Thayer, Rev. Albert Tyler, Rev. Ithiel Johnson and others were called on and spoke of personal experiences and memories which were brought up by the stories of others.
  • On 28 Jun 1890 at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Ithiel Town Johnson attended the 23rd annual reunion of Company E, 15th Massachusetts Infantry.
  • On 24 Jun 1891 Ithiel Town Johnson, 41, married Mary H. Lawrence, 28, daughter of Harvey B. Lawrence and Georgianna Craig, at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • On 2 Sep 1892 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Ithiel was mentioned:
    "Rev. I. T. Johnson has returned from a trip to Yarmouth, N. S., to which place he carried the large tabernacle tent from the East Douglas camp grounds to be used there for religious meetings."
  • On 30 Sep 1892 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Ithiel was mentioned.
  • On 28 Jun 1894 at Grand Army Hall, Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Ithiel Town Johnson attended a reunion of Company E, as reported in the Worcester Daily Spy the following day.
  • In Apr 1896 at Fresno, Fresno County, California, Ithiel had some trouble. (click icon to read the report.)
  • Ithiel Town Johnson was Methodist Clergyman.
  • On 3 Jun 1914 Mary H. Lawrence, his wife, died at Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, at age 51.
  • Ithiel Town Johnson was enumerated in the 1930 U. S. Federal Census on 10 Apr 1930 at Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, where he is retired and lives with his daughter, son-in-law, and her two step-daughters.
  • He died on 4 Jul 1931 at Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts. He was 81 years, 11 months and 10 days old.
  • He was buried in Jul 1931 at North Cemetery, Main Street, Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Last Edited: 10 Apr 2016

Family: Mary H. Lawrence b. Dec 1862, d. 3 Jun 1914

  • Evelyn M. Johnson b. Dec 1894
  • Ithiel Town Johnson Jr. b. 18 Jun 1897, d. 28 Aug 1966
  • Earl Craig Johnson b. 14 Feb 1901, d. 6 Dec 1930

James Nathaniel Johnson

b. 20 June 1828, d. 17 August 1875

James N. Johnson
  • Father: Capt. Nathaniel Johnson b. 6 Aug 1799, d. 8 May 1884
  • Mother: Almira Pierce b. 24 Jun 1804, d. 25 Dec 1905
  • Company: C
  • James Nathaniel Johnson was born on 20 Jun 1828 at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Capt. Nathaniel Johnson and Almira Pierce, (Capt. Nathaniel 7, Joseph 6, Dorothy Whitcomb 5.)
  • On 4 Nov 1850 James Nathaniel Johnson, 22, married Amanda G. Low, 22, daughter of Edward Low and Content [--?--], at Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • On 10 Sep 1852 Amanda G. Johnson, his wife, died at Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 24 being thrown from a carriage.
  • On 14 Apr 1856 James Nathaniel Johnson, 27, married Esther A. Bickford, 18, daughter of George W. Bickford and Olive Parcher, at Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a second marriage for him and the first for her.
  • James Nathaniel Johnson and Esther A. Bickford were enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 4 Jul 1860 at Northborough, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    James N. Johnson, 32, combmaker, b. MA
    Esther A., 22, b. NY
    Edward E., 2, b. MA
    (nextdoor to:)
    Joseph P. Johnson, 25, combmaker, b. MA (as were all)
    Kesiaih, 21
    Frank M., 1
    Nellie M., 1/12
    Eliza Montjoy, 50.
  • Before 1861 at Northborough, Worcester County, Massachusetts, James Nathaniel Johnson as a resident, was a member of "The Clinton Guards."
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, James gave his occupation as comb-maker.
  • James Nathaniel Johnson and Joseph Peirce Johnson, brothers, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry in Co. C.
  • At least four Johnson men of the 15th were second cousins -- James N., Joseph P., Adelbert and Augustus -- all great-grandsons of Dorothy WHITCOMB, a 5th generation descendant of John White of Wenham.

  • On 1 Aug 1861 James mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as a 2nd Lieutenant, being credited to the quota of Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 33 years, 1 month and 12 days old.
  • On 14 Aug 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, James Nathaniel Johnson was mentioned in an article about the departure of the Fifteenth Massachusetts from Worcester.
  • On 16 Jan 1862 James ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by resignation from officer rank.


  • On 31 Mar 1862 James mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry having reenlisted with the rank of Private, being credited to the quota of Northborough, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 33 years, 9 months and 11 days old.
  • On 4 Oct 1862 his brother, Joseph Peirce Johnson, died at Mount Pleasant Hospital, Washington, DC, at age 28 of wounds received at the Battle of Antietam.
  • On 27 Jul 1864 James ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by transfer to the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.

  • On 27 Jul 1864 James N. Johnson appeared on the muster rolls of the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as having officially transferred into the unit, but he was not assigned to a specific company.
  • He and Esther A. Bickford were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 22 Jun 1870 at Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Johnson, James N., 41, saloon keeper, b. MA
    ---, Esther A., 33, b. NY
    ---, Edward E., 12, b. MA
    ---, Dora A., 9, b. MA
    Bickford, Dora, 26, works in saloon, b. NY
    Flagg, Emma E., 27, milliner, b. MA
    Gise (?), Walter, 22, clerk in bank, b. MA.
  • On 17 Sep 1870 James Nathaniel Johnson was included on the Civil War memorial at Northborough, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • He died on 17 Aug 1875 at Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of heart disease. He was 47 years, 1 month and 28 days old.
  • He was buried in Aug 1875 at Woodlawn Cemetery, Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 29 Nov 1882 James and Esther's daughter, Dora Augusta Johnson married William H. Elword at Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • In Mar 1888 Esther A. Bickford received a pension to surviving family member in Massachusetts based on James's service; his wife, received certificate number 289429.
  • Esther, his wife, outlived James and died on 25 Aug 1898 at Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of carcinoma at age 60.
  • From Crane's History of Worcester -- he "served with honor throughout the Civil War, returning with badly broken health, and never recovered from his disabilities."
  • Last Edited: 10 May 2019

Family 1: Amanda G. Low b. 24 Jan 1828, d. 10 Sep 1852

Family 2: Esther A. Bickford b. 31 Dec 1837, d. 25 Aug 1898

  • Edward Everett Johnson b. 2 Mar 1858, d. 29 May 1909
  • Dora Augusta Johnson b. 25 Jul 1861, d. 1924