John D. Kane

b. 7 November 1847, d. 12 December 1866
  • Father: William A. Kane
  • Mother: Maria B. [--?--]
  • Company: A
  • John D. Kane was born on 7 Nov 1847 at East Troy, Rensselaer County, New York, son of William A. Kane and Maria B. [--?--].
  • John D. Kane was enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 19 Jul 1860 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, possibly as:
    John Lester, 90, farm laborer, b. MD
    Huldah, 68, b. VT
    **John Kane, 12, b. NY
    Eliza, 9, b. MA
    Marietta, 4, b. MA.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1862, John gave his occupation as machinist.
  • In 1862 John was living at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 4 Jul 1862 John mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as a Musician, being credited to the quota of Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 14 years, 7 months and 27 days old.
  • On 27 Jul 1864 John ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by transfer to the 20th MVI.

  • On 27 Jul 1864 Mus. John D. Kane appeared on the muster rolls of the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry asssigned to Company C.
  • Starting 28 Jul 1864, John also served in the 20th Massachusetts, Company C.
  • He ended his service on 8 Jun 1865.
  • In 1866 John D. Kane was a railroad brakeman.
  • He died on 12 Dec 1866 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, unmarried, killed in a rail road accident. He was 19 years, 1 month and 5 days old.
  • He was buried in 1866 at Hope Cemetery, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Plot 1323-17-G.
  • Last Edited: 18 Apr 2016

Stephen L. Kearney

b. 28 October 1828, d. 13 May 1893
  • Company: G
  • Stephen L. Kearney was born on 28 Oct 1828 at Limerick, County Limerick, Ireland, according to the Kearney family Bible.
  • He was born between 1827 - 1828 at Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, according to his death certificate.
  • He was born between 1835 - 1836 at New London, New London County, Connecticut, according to Ford's history.
  • Starting 1847, Stephen also served in the Mexican War as a drummer boy.
  • Stephen L. Kearney married Pleasence Pallant.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Stephen gave his occupation as soldier.
  • In 1861 Stephen was living at Washington, DC.

  • On 1 Aug 1861 Stephen mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as a 2nd Lieutenant, being credited to the quota of Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 32 years, 9 months and 4 days old.
  • On 14 Aug 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Stephen L. Kearney was mentioned in an article about the departure of the Fifteenth Massachusetts from Worcester.
  • On 16 Jan 1862 Stephen ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by resignation.

  • He and Pleasence Pallant were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 30 Jun 1870 at Washington, District of Columbia, as:
    S L Kerney , 45, policeman, b. PA (sic)
    Pleasant, 34, b. England
    Wm., 13, b. DC
    Stephen, 5, b. DC
    Laura, 3, b. DC
    Nellie, 1, b. DC.
  • Stephen L. Kearney and Pleasence Pallant were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 4 Jun 1880 at Washington, DC, as:
    Kearney, Stephen L., 58 (?), policeman, b. PA (parents b. Ireland)
    ---, Pleasants, 45 (?), wife, keeping house, b. England (as were her parents)
    ---, William, 24, son, photo printer, b. DC
    ---, Stephen, 16, son, at home, b. DC
    ---, Laura, 13, dau, attending school, b. DC
    Chilas, Mary, B, F, 27, servant, b. VA.
  • On 7 Aug 1885 He applied for a disability pension from Washington DC police force.
  • Stephen L. Kearney made application at Washington, DC, for a veteran's pension in May 1886, and received a pension based on his military service.
  • He died on 13 May 1893 at Washington, DC, by suicide. He was 64 years, 6 months and 15 days old.
  • An obituary for Stephen L. Kearney was published as follows: from the The National Tribune. (Washington, D.C., 13 May 1893:
    Stephen L. Kearney, a retired police officer, who was an attendant at the White House during Grant's Administration, committed suicide by shooting himself through the head this morning. The physician who has been attending Kearney for some time, stated that he would have died in less than 10 days if nature had been allowed to take its course. Kearney was a soldier in the Mexican war, and was a Lieutenant in the 15th Mass. during the war of the rebellion.
  • An obituary for Stephen L. Kearney was published as follows: from The Evening Bulletin, Maysville, Ky, 14 May 1893:
    Old Veteran Commits Suicide.
    Washington, May 14, -- Stephen L. Kearney, a veteran of the Mexican and civil wars, committed suicide at his home in this city yesterday by shooting himself in the head. He had been an invalid for a year, suffering from rheumatism and heart troubles and mental depression over his failure to get well caused the deed. He served as a drummer boy in the Mexican war, and for 14 months during the late war was second lieutenant of the Fifth (sic) Massachusetts Cavalry. Later he served with the United States colored troops as first lieutenant. He was one of the White House door keepers under President Grant.
  • He was buried in May 1893 at Rock Creek Cemetery, Washington, District of Columbia, Plot: Section I, Lot 004, Site 6.
  • In 1893 Pleasence Pallant applied for a pension to surviving family member, Washington, DC, based on Stephen's service; application number 576992, but no certificate is recorded.
  • Pleasence, his wife, outlived Stephen and died on 8 Aug 1899 at Washington, District of Columbia.
  • He's surviving family was enumerated in the household of William L. Kearney in the 1900 US Federal Census on 8 Jun 1900 at Hyattsville, Prince George's County, Maryland, as:
    Kearney, Wm. L., head, b. June 1855, 44, single, b. DC, father b. Ireland, mor b. England (as were all), photo printer, they own their home free.
    ---, S. A., brother, b. Apr 1864, 36, single, musical instrument maker
    ---, Laura, sister, b. May 1872, 28, single.
  • Last Edited: 26 May 2016

Family: Pleasence Pallant b. 1834, d. 8 Aug 1899

  • William L. Kearney b. Jun 1855, d. 24 Apr 1931
  • Stephen A. Kearney b. Apr 1864, d. 16 May 1943
  • Nellie Kearney b. 1869, d. 29 Sep 1896
  • Laura May Kearney b. May 1872, d. 30 Oct 1942

Michael Keating

b. between 1839 and 1840, d. 8 August 1865

Michael Keating
  • Father: William Keating
  • Mother: Hannora [--?--]
  • Company: K
  • Michael Keating was born between 1839 - 1840 at Ireland, son of William Keating and Hannora [--?--].
  • In 1861 Michael was living at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Michael gave his occupation as soldier, according to the MASSCW.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Michael mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as a Corporal, being credited to the quota of Blackstone, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 17 Sep 1862 Michael was wounded at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland, in the right thigh.
  • On 18 May 1864 Michael ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to disability, from his wound which did not heal.

  • He made application for a veteran's pension on 27 Jul 1864, and received certificate number 32420.
  • He died on 8 Aug 1865 at Blackstone, Worcester County, Massachusetts, a married man, having been "wounded in battle," according to his death record.
  • In 1865 Hannora Ryan received a pension to surviving family member based on Michael's service; his mother, received certificate number 155724.
  • Last Edited: 23 May 2016

Thomas Keating

b. December 1839, d. 22 May 1914
  • Father: Richard Keating
  • Mother: Hanora Lundrigan
  • Company: K
  • Thomas Keating was born in Dec 1839 at Ireland, son of Richard Keating and Hanora Lundrigan.
  • Thomas Keating emigrated in 1847 from Ireland.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Thomas gave his occupation as operative.
  • In 1861 Thomas was living at Blackstone, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 1 Jul 1861 Thomas mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Blackstone, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 21 years and 7 months old.
  • On 21 Oct 1861 Thomas was wounded at The Battle of Ball's Bluff, Leesburg, Virginia.
  • On 30 Oct 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Thomas Keating was included, with 304 other men, among "The Killed Wounded and Missing of the Fifteenth Regiment," after Ball's Bluff.
  • Thomas Ryan was an alias under which he enlisted in the Navy in Oct 1862.
  • Starting 7 Oct 1862, Thomas also served in the Navy as a "ship's Corporal" on the Florida, as Thomas Ryan.
  • He ended his service with the Florida on 9 Oct 1863.
  • On 3 Dec 1863 Thomas ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by desertion, according to the 1870 roster.

  • Starting 9 Sep 1864, Thomas also served in the 2nd Massachusetts Heavy Artillery, Co. H as a private.
  • He ended his service with 2nd Massachusetts Heavy Artillery, Co. H on 8 Sep 1865.
  • On 3 Nov 1865 Thomas Keating, 25, married Elizabeth Smith, daughter of Thomas Smith and Mary Farrell, at Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island.
  • Thomas Keating and Elizabeth Smith were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census in Jun 1880 at Woonsocket, Providence County, Rhode Island, as:
    Keating, Thomas, 49, works in cotton mill, b. Ireland
    ---, Elizabeth, 38, wife, b. NY
    ---, Francis W., 8, son
    ---, Michael H., 5, son
    ---, Anna T., 9/12, dau
    Smith, Margarita, 20, sister-in-law, works in cotton mill, b. MA.
  • Thomas Keating was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Blackstone, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Co. K.
  • He made application for a veteran's pension on 6 Oct 1891, and received certificate 890310.
  • Before 1900 Elizabeth Smith, his wife, died.
  • Thomas Keating was enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 8 Jun 1900 at Blackstone, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Keating, Thomas, b. Dec 1839, 60, widower, b. Ireland
    ---, Francis W., son, b. Jan 1873, single, b. RI
    ---, Michael H., son, b. July 1876, single, b. RI
    ---, Anna T., dau, b. Aug 1883, single, b. RI.
  • He died on 22 May 1914 at Blackstone, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 74 years and 5 months old.
  • He was buried on 25 May 1914 at Saint Pauls Church Cemetery, Blackstone, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Last Edited: 23 May 2016

Family: Elizabeth Smith b. between 1841 - 1842, d. before 1900

  • Richard Keating b. 12 Dec 1866, d. 18 Nov 1868
  • Francis W. Keating b. Jan 1873, d. 8 Dec 1912
  • Michael H. Keating b. Jul 1876, d. 1 Mar 1944
  • Anna T. Keating b. Aug 1879, d. 5 May 1959

James Keelan

b. between 1839 and 1840, d. 20 April 1900
  • Company: K
  • James Keelan was also known as James Keenan in the 1890 Veteran's Enumeration.
  • He was born between 1839 - 1840 at Ireland.
  • In 1861 James was living at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, James gave his occupation as tailor, according to the MASSCW.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 James mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • (Note: Ford's history leaves his muster-in date unspecified, but the 1890 Veterans' Enumeration clarifies him as an original member of the regiment.)
  • On 1 Sep 1862 James deserted.
  • On 28 Oct 1863 James returned from desertion.
  • In Oct 1863 James Keelan and Nelson Lorey Albert Pratt were court martialed at HQ 2nd Div., 2nd AC, as documented in case number NN-486 (National Archives, Record Group 153.)
  • On 22 Jun 1864 James was taken prisoner at Petersburg, Virginia.
  • On 24 Aug 1864 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, James Keelan was reported among the prisoners, for a total of four commissioned officers and seventy-seven enlisted men.
  • On 12 May 1865, James was released from prison.
  • On 12 Jun 1865 James ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by mustering out.

  • On 5 Sep 1888, at National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, Togus, Kennebec County, Maine, James was admitted.
  • He made application at Maine for a veteran's pension on 17 Jun 1889, and received certificate number 442972.
  • He was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, Togus, Kennebec County, Maine, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company K, noting that he has impaired vision.
  • He died on 20 Apr 1900 at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, unmarried, while on furlough from the Soldiers' Home.
  • He was buried in Apr 1900 at Mount Hope Cemetery, Mattapan (Boston), Suffolk County, Massachusetts.
  • Last Edited: 28 Jul 2012

John Keenan

b. between 1841 and 1842
  • Company: F
  • John Keenan was born between 1841 - 1842 at New York.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1863, John gave his occupation as butcher.

  • On 31 Jul 1863 John mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as a draftee.
  • He was declared missing in action on 6 May 1864 at The Battle of the Wilderness, Spotsylvania County, Virginia.
  • On 23 May 1864 John ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts at Satterell Hospital, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, by desertion, according to the MASSCW.

  • On 27 Jul 1864 John ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by transfer to the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, per 1870 roster.

  • Last Edited: 9 Sep 2012

Eugene Keith

b. 19 October 1839, d. 21 October 1861
  • Father: Sylvester G. Keith b. 4 Jan 1812, d. 12 Dec 1897
  • Mother: Rebecca Talbot b. Feb 1817, d. 7 Dec 1907
  • Company: H
  • Eugene Keith was born on 19 Oct 1839 at Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Sylvester G. Keith and Rebecca Talbot.
  • Sylvester G. Keith and Rebecca Talbot were separated.
  • Eugene Keith and Isaac E. Marshall were enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 8 Jun 1860 at Sutton P. O., Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, living in the boarding house of:
    Moses Andrews, 52, (boardinghouse owner),
    Lucinda, 53
    Anne., 38
    Albert A., 22
    **Isaac Marshall, 22, machinist, b. NY
    ??? Colvin, 30
    Asel Wood, 20
    **Eugene Keith, 19, machinist, b. MA
    H. W. Beebe, 22
    ??? Willey, 21
    Alvin Cousin, 25
    Louisa Anderson, 22
    (Note: two future members of the 15th Massachusetts lived in the same boarding house.)
  • In 1861 Eugene was living at Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Eugene gave his occupation as machinist.


  • On 12 Jul 1861 Eugene mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 21 years, 8 months and 23 days old.
  • He died on 21 Oct 1861 at The Battle of Ball's Bluff, Leesburg, Virginia, unmarried, killed in action. He was 22 years and 2 days old.
  • On 30 Oct 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Eugene Keith was included, with 304 other men, among "The Killed Wounded and Missing of the Fifteenth Regiment," after Ball's Bluff.
  • He was buried in 1861 at Evergreen Cemetery, Douglas, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Isaac, his friend, outlived Eugene and died on 17 Sep 1862 at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland, killed in action, unmarried.
  • Starting 25 Sep 1862, Oscar Keith, his brother, served in the in Company I, Massachusetts 51st Infantry Regiment and mustered out on 27 Jul 1863, later joining the Navy.
  • On 11 Sep 1867 Eugene's mother, Rebecca Talbot, remarried to Obadiah Morse at Douglas, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a second marriage for both.
  • On 28 May 1880 Rebecca Morse received a pension to surviving family member based on Eugene's service; his mother, received certificate number 266979; she had remarried at some point.
  • Last Edited: 27 Jul 2016

Albert W. Kelley

b. 11 January 1840, d. 27 April 1889
  • Father: Abner Kelley b. 15 Aug 1813, d. 12 Apr 1895
  • Mother: Susan M. Whittemore b. 22 Apr 1818, d. 1 Feb 1886
  • Company: MusBand
  • Albert W. Kelley was born on 11 Jan 1840 at Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Abner Kelley and Susan M. Whittemore.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Albert gave his occupation as pistol maker.
  • In 1861 Albert was living at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, according to Ford's history.

  • On 5 Aug 1861 Albert mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as a Bandsman, being credited to the quota of Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 21 years, 6 months and 25 days old.
  • On 2 Apr 1867 Albert W. Kelley, 27, married Emma Georgiana Stockwell, 25, daughter of Cyrus Stockwell and Maria Blair, at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Albert W. Kelley and Emma Georgiana Stockwell were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 2 Jun 1880 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Kelley, Albert S. 40, ?? trader, b. MA
    ---, Emma, 37, wife, b. MA
    ---, Arthur, 7, son, b. MA.
  • Albert W. Kelley died on 27 Apr 1889 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 49 years, 3 months and 16 days old.
  • He was buried in 1889 at Rural Cemetery, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, where his wife would later join him.
  • Emma Georgiana Kelley was enumerated as the widow of Albert W. Kelley, of the 15th Massachusetts, in the 1890 Veterans' Schedules of the US Federal Census in Jun 1890 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • In Feb 1896 Emma Georgiana Stockwell received a pension to surviving family member in Massachusetts based on Albert's service; received certificate number 308364.
  • Emma, his wife, outlived Albert and died on 22 Dec 1921 at age 79.
  • Last Edited: 24 Aug 2012

Family: Emma Georgiana Stockwell b. 14 Feb 1842, d. 22 Dec 1921

  • Arthur Kelley b. 4 Oct 1873

James C. Kelley

b. January 1837, d. 5 May 1902
  • Father: James Kelley
  • Mother: Catherine Clinton b. 1796, d. 6 Jun 1874
  • Company: G
  • James C. Kelley was born in Jan 1837 at Ireland, son of James Kelley and Catherine Clinton.
  • James C. Kelley emigrated in 1852 from Ireland.
  • James's sister, Catharine Kelley, married Jeremiah Donahue.
  • James C. Kelley was enumerated in the household of Catherine Clinton in the 1860 US Federal Census on 24 Jul 1860 at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Catherine Kelly, 60, b. Ireland
    **James, 22, shoemaker, b. Ireland.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, James gave his occupation as shoemaker.
  • In 1861 James was living at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 James mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 24 years and 6 months old.
  • On 21 Oct 1861 James was wounded at The Battle of Ball's Bluff, Leesburg, Virginia, and he lost his right hand.
  • On 30 Oct 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, James C. Kelley 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 "Worcester Aegis & Transcript", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, James C. Kelley was mentioned among the casualties.
  • On 12 Mar 1862 James ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by discharge due to disability.

  • He made application for a veteran's pension on 24 May 1862, and received certificate number 9604.
  • Starting 16 Jul 1863, James also served in the the 12th VRC as a Sergeant.
  • On 16 Jul 1863 James was transferred from 113th VRC as a Sergeant to.
  • He ended his service on 27 Dec 1864.
  • On 13 Apr 1869 James C. Kelley, 32, married Ann Cunningham, 27, daughter of Henry Cunningham and Catharine Madigan, at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • James C. Kelley and Ann Cunningham were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 21 Aug 1870 at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Kelly, James C., 32, laborer, $800 real estate, b. Ireland
    ---, Ann, 29, b. Ireland
    ---, Catherine, 75, b. Ireland.
  • On 6 Jun 1874 his mother, Catherine Clinton, died at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • James C. Kelley and Ann Cunningham were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 15 Jun 1880 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Kelly, James, 42, works in wire mill, b. Ireland
    ---, Ann, 42, wife, b. Ireland.
  • James C. Kelly was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at North Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company G.
  • He and Ann Cunningham were enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 13 Jun 1900 at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Kelly, James C., b. Jan 1837, married 37 years, b. Ireland
    ---, Ann, b. Dec 1841, no children, b. Ireland.
  • James C. Kelley died on 5 May 1902 at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 65 years and 4 months old.
  • He was buried in May 1902 at Saint Philips Cemetery, Millbury St., Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • In 1902 Ann Kelly received a pension to surviving family member in Massachusetts based on James's service; his wife, received certificate number 560982.
  • On 21 Oct 1902 James C. Kelley was reported as deceased at the 36th annual reunion of the 15th Massachusetts Regiment Association, according to an article in the "Fitchburg Sentinel."
  • Ann, his wife, outlived James and died on 11 Jun 1914 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 72.
  • Last Edited: 21 Nov 2016

Family: Ann Cunningham b. Dec 1841, d. 11 Jun 1914

John Kelley

b. between 1836 and 1837
  • Company: I
  • John Kelley was born between 1836 - 1837 at Ireland.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, John gave his occupation as spinner.
  • In 1861 John was living at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • John was living at Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts, according to the Webster Times.

  • On 5 Aug 1861 John mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 21 Oct 1861 John was taken prisoner at The Battle of Ball's Bluff, Leesburg, Virginia.
  • John Floyd Maley wrote a letter to The Webster Times, listing his fellow prisoners, on 27 Oct 1861 from Richmond, Virginia, mentioning John Kelley, as follows.
  • On 30 Oct 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, John Kelley 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, John Kelley was listed as a Company I casualty of Ball's Bluff.
  • On 9 Nov 1861 John Kelley 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, John Kelly was listed with 195 other men among the prisoners taken at Ball's Bluff.
  • On 29 Dec 1863 John ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by transfer to Company B, 10th Infantry Veterans' Reserve Corps.

  • He ended his service with the Company B, 10th Infantry Veterans' Reserve Corps by desertion on 15 Feb 1864.
  • On 4 Jul 1907 John Kelley was included on the Civil War memorial at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, according to an article in the Webster Times. See the "Documents" section at the main website for an account of the festivities of dedication.
  • Last Edited: 9 Sep 2012

Michael Kelley

b. 4 December 1840, d. 21 November 1909
  • Father: Thomas Kelly b. 1807
  • Mother: Bridget [--?--] b. 1800
  • Company: K
  • Michael Kelley was born on 4 Dec 1840 at Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Thomas Kelly and Bridget [--?--].
  • Michael Kelley was enumerated in the household of Thomas Kelly and Bridget [--?--] in the 1850 US Federal Census on 25 Jul 1850 at Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Thomas Kelley, 43, laborer, b. Ireland
    Bridget, 50, b. Ireland
    Martin, 16, spinner, b. Ireland
    Margaret, 15, b. ME
    Sarah, 13, b. MA
    **Michael, 9, b. MA
    Ann Condrey, 16, b. Ireland.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Michael gave his occupation as shoemaker.
  • In 1862 Michael was living at Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 5 Feb 1862 Michael mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 21 years, 2 months and 1 day old.
  • On 10 Nov 1863 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Michael Kelly was mentioned as being on the sick list.
  • On 27 Jan 1864, at Washington, DC, Michael was reported as "returned to duty" in the "Armory Square Hospital Gazette" (Volume 1, Issue 4. )
  • Michael ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by transfer to the Veterans' Reserve Corps at an unspecified date.

  • He was not enumerated in the household of Margaret Kelly and Patrick Duggan in the 1880 US Federal Census on on 10 Jun 1880 at at Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts, his sister as:
    Duggan, Patrick T., 50, shoe bottomer, b. Ireland
    **---, Margaret (neé Kelley), 44, wife, b. ME (of Irish parents)
    ---, Thomas J., 23, son, boot-bottomer, b. MA (as were all the children)
    ---, Daniel F., 21, son, in woolen mill
    ---, Michael J., 16, son
    ---, Catherine, 13, daur
    ---, Julia, 11, daur
    ---, Margaret, 7, daur, b. 3 June 1873 in Millbury
    ---, Theresa, 5, daur, b. 21 Feb 1875 in Millbury.
  • On 22 Jan 1885, at National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, Togus, Kennebec County, Maine, Michael was admitted as "paraplegic with partial blindness from atrophy of optic nerve."
  • He made application for a veteran's pension on 2 May 1889, and received certificate number 254933.
  • He was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, Togus, Kennebec County, Maine, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company K, apparently enumerated twice.
  • He was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Co K (although the rosters say B.)
  • On 21 Mar 1894 his sister, Margaret Kelly, died at Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of accidental burning.
  • Michael Kelley died on 21 Nov 1909 at National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, Togus, Kennebec County, Maine. He was 68 years, 11 months and 17 days old.
  • On 24 Nov 1909 Michael 's body was shipped to Boston for burial, according to the Soldiers' Home records.
  • On 12 Jul 1910 his personal effects were sold to Thomas Hayes #9391 for 75 cents.
  • Last Edited: 21 Apr 2017

William Kelley

b. 1842, d. 20 June 1864
  • Father: Edmond Kelly b. between 1797 - 1798
  • Mother: Mary [--?--] b. 1811, d. 2 Nov 1855
  • Company: A
  • William Kelley was also known as William Kelly in some records.
  • He was born in 1842 at Ireland, son of Edmond Kelly and Mary [--?--].
  • William Kelley emigrated about 1852 from Ireland first to Connecticut, then Massachusetts.
  • William's mother, Mary [--?--], died and was buried in Nov 1855 at Saint James Cemetery (Killingly), Danielson, Windham County, Connecticut, at age 44 years.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, William gave his occupation as operative.
  • In 1862 William was living at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 31 Mar 1862 William mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as a Corporal, being credited to the quota of Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 20 years old.
  • He was declared missing in action on 3 Jul 1863 at The Battle of Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania.
  • On 22 Jul 1863 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, William Kelley was reported as missing at Gettysburg.
  • On 1 Jan 1864 William was promoted to Corporal.
  • He died on 20 Jun 1864 at City Point, Hopewell (city), Virginia, of wounds, near Petersburg, VA. He was 22 years old.
  • He was buried at City Point National Cemetery, Hopewell, Virginia, Section D, Grave No. 2469.
  • He was buried at Saint James Cemetery (Killingly), Danielson, Windham County, Connecticut.
  • On 13 Sep 1869 Edmond Kelly received a pension to surviving family member based on William's service; his father, received certificate number 155909.
  • On 4 Jul 1907 William Kelley was included on the Civil War memorial at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, according to an article in the Webster Times. See the "Documents" section at the main website for an account of the festivities of dedication.
  • Last Edited: 10 Apr 2016

Daniel Kelly

b. February 1843, d. 2 October 1907
  • Company: K
  • Daniel Kelly was born in Feb 1843 at Ireland.
  • He emigrated in 1844 from Ireland.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Daniel gave his occupation as painter.
  • In 1862 Daniel was living at Blackstone, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 22 Jul 1862 Daniel mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 19 years and 5 months old.
  • On 1 Apr 1863 Daniel ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts for reasons not given in the 1870 roster.

  • Daniel Kelly married Mary Kentsler.
  • Daniel Kelly and Mary Kentsler were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 17 Jun 1880 at Rockville, Vernon, Tolland County, Connecticut, as:
    Daniel Kelly, 31, woolen weaver, b. Ireland (of Irish parents)
    Mary, 24, b. NY (parents b. Wurtemberg)
    Ella, 3, b. RI
    Mary, 2, b. CT
    Cecilia, 11m (b. June) b. CT.
  • Daniel Kelly made application for a veteran's pension on 27 Feb 1885, and received certificate number 210040.
  • Daniel's wife, Mary Kentsler, died and was buried in Jan 1893 at Saint Bernards Cemetery, Rockville, Tolland County, Connecticut, at age 37 years.
  • Daniel Kelly married Catherine T. [--?--]
  • Daniel and Mary's daughter, Cecilia M. Kelly married Joseph Frey.
  • Daniel Kelly and Catherine T. [--?--] were enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 16 Jun 1900 at Vernon, Tolland County, Connecticut, as:
    Kelley, Daniel, b. Feb 1843, married 24 years, b. Ireland, immig 1844
    ---, Catherine, wife, b. Mar 1858, her one child is living, b. Ireland, immig 1889
    ---, Daniel J., son b. Sep 1895 in CT, 5
    ---, Christopher, son b. Aug 1890 in CT, 10.
  • Daniel Kelly died on 2 Oct 1907 at Connecticut. He was 64 years and 8 months old.
  • He was buried in Oct 1907 at Saint Bernards Cemetery, Rockville, Tolland County, Connecticut, with the inscription Co. K, 15th Regt. Mass. Vols. 1862 - 1865.
  • On 7 Mar 1912 Catherine T. [--?--] received a pension to surviving family member in Connecticut based on Daniel's service; his wife, received certificate number 788514.
  • Catherine T. Kelly made application at Connecticut for a pension as guardian to Daniel's surviving dependants, and received certificate number 675481.
  • He's surviving family was enumerated in the household of Catherine T. [--?--] in the 1920 US Federal Census on 2 Jan 1920 at Rockville, Tolland County, Connecticut, as:
    Kelley, Catherine, 62, widow, b. CT (sic)
    ---, Daniel, son, 24, b. CT, clerk in mill stock house
    ---, Christopher, son, 28, b. CT, packer in box shop.
  • Daniel Kelly's surviving family was enumerated in the household of Daniel Joseph Kelly in the 1930 US Federal Census in Apr 1930 at Rockville, Tolland County, Connecticut, as:
    Kelly, Daniel J., 34, single, b. CT (parents b. Irish free state)
    ---, Catherine T., mother, 74, widow, b. Irish free state.
  • Catherine, his wife, outlived Daniel and died in 1937.
  • Last Edited: 10 Apr 2016

Family 1: Mary Kentsler b. 1856, d. 15 Jan 1893

  • Ella Kelly b. 1877
  • Mary L. Kelly b. 12 Sep 1877, d. 12 May 1883
  • Cecilia M. Kelly b. Jun 1879, d. 15 Aug 1959
  • Christopher George Kelly b. 28 Aug 1890

Family 2: Catherine T. [--?--] b. Mar 1858, d. 1937

  • Daniel Joseph Kelly b. 19 Sep 1895, d. 1953

Patrick Kelly 1st

b. 1839
  • Father: Michael Kelly b. 1799
  • Company: K
  • Patrick Kelly 1st was born in 1839 at Ireland, son of Michael Kelly.
  • Patrick Kelly 1st was enumerated in the household of Michael Kelly in the State census in 1855 at Massachusetts as:
    Michael KELLY-56, laborer
    Bridget-34
    **Patrick-15, operative
    Michael,jr-14
    Catherine-10
    Ellen-3, b. NY
    Mariah-4 mos., b. MA.
  • Note: There were two Patrick Kellys, about the same age, both unmarried, who enlisted from Blackstone, Massachusetts, in Co. K of the 15th Massachusetts on the same day. The individual identity and fate of each is clarified in the local militia records which gives the name of each man's father and assigns the designation, 1st or 2nd. There is no known pension file for either man.
  • In 1861 Patrick was living at Blackstone, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Patrick gave his occupation as weaver.

  • On 1 Jul 1861 Patrick mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Blackstone, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 22 years old.
  • In 1862 Patrick was promoted to Corporal.
  • On 17 Sep 1862 Patrick was wounded at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland, on the arm and breast.
  • On 18 Mar 1864 Patrick ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by discharge.

  • Last Edited: 11 Jan 2014

Patrick Kelly 2nd

b. 1841, d. November 1861
  • Father: Timothy Kelly b. 1815
  • Company: K
  • Patrick Kelly 2nd was born in 1841 at Ireland, son of Timothy Kelly.
  • Patrick Kelly 2nd was enumerated in the household of Timothy Kelly in the 1850 US Federal Census on 2 Aug 1850 at Blackstone, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Timothy Kelly, 34, laborer, b Ireland
    Ellen Kelly, 46
    Abby Kelly, 18
    Margaret Kelly, 16
    John Kelly, 14
    Patrick Kelly, 11**
    Daniel Kelly, 9
    Elizabeth Kelly, 6
    Mary Ann Kelly, 3, b. MA
    Ellen Kelly, 0, b. MA.
  • Note: There were two Patrick Kellys, about the same age, both unmarried, who enlisted from Blackstone, Massachusetts, in Co. K of the 15th Massachusetts on the same day. The individual identity and fate of each is clarified in the local militia records which gives the name of each man's father and assigns the designation, 1st or 2nd. There is no known pension file for either man.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Patrick gave his occupation as spinner or operative.
  • In 1861 Patrick was living at Blackstone, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 1 Jul 1861 Patrick mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Blackstone, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 20 years old.
  • He died in Nov 1861 at Poolesville, Montgomery County, Maryland, of disease. He was 20 years old.
  • He was buried in Nov 1861 at Poolesville Cemetery, Poolesville, Montgomery County, Maryland.
  • Last Edited: 27 Apr 2016