Thomas Adams Joslin

b. 22 November 1808, d. 5 January 1887
  • Father: Thomas Joslin b. 16 Nov 1777, d. 3 Jan 1837
  • Mother: Hannah Adams
  • Company: A
  • Thomas Adams Joslin was born on 22 Nov 1808 at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Thomas Joslin and Hannah Adams.
  • Thomas Adams Joslin married Harriet Louise Pierce at Dublin, Cheshire County, New Hampshire.
  • Harriet Louise Pierce, his wife, died apparently.
  • In 1861 Thomas was living at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Thomas gave his occupation as farmer.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Thomas mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 52 years, 7 months and 20 days old.
  • On 1 May 1862 Thomas ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to disability.

  • On 11 Aug 1866 Thomas Adams Joslin, 57, married Victorine Gordon, 36, daughter of Robert Rogers Spalding and Asanath Barrett, at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a second marriage for both.
  • Thomas Adams Joslin and Victorine Spalding were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 28 Jun 1870 at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Joslin, Thomas A., 62, farm hand, b. MA
    ---, Victorine, 41, b. ME (as were all others in the household)
    Keniston, Nelmore, (f), 30
    ---, Charles, 7
    Mason, James, 48, works in tannery
    ---, June, 28
    ---, Addie P., 11.
  • Thomas Adams Joslin made application for a veteran's pension on 18 Dec 1878, and received certificate number 173153.
  • He and Victorine Spalding were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census in Jun 1880 at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, with no younger people in the household.
  • On 9 Oct 1883 Thomas Adams Joslin included on the official government pension rolls for Fitchburg and Leominster, as published in the Fitchburg Sentinel.
  • He died on 5 Jan 1887 at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of Bright's disease. He was 78 years, 1 month and 14 days old.
  • He was buried in Jan 1887 at Evergreen Cemetery, Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 4 Feb 1887 Victorine Spalding received a pension to surviving family member in Massachusetts based on Thomas's service; his wife, received certificate number 240570.
  • Victorine Joslin was enumerated as the widow of Thomas Adams Joslin, of the 15th Massachusetts, in the 1890 Veterans' Schedules of the US Federal Census in Jun 1890 at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Victorine, his wife, outlived Thomas and died on 22 Sep 1903 at Boothbay Harbor, Lincoln County, Maine, at age 74.
  • Thomas's wife, Victorine Spalding, died and was buried on 25 Sep 1903 at Evergreen Cemetery, Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 74 years and 28 days.
  • Last Edited: 22 Aug 2019

Family 1: Harriet Louise Pierce

  • Louisa Joslin b. 25 Mar 1834
  • Boy Joslin b. 7 May 1836

Family 2: Victorine Spalding b. 28 Aug 1829, d. 22 Sep 1903

Charles Joy

b. 15 December 1841, d. 12 September 1909
  • Father: Samuel W. Joy b. 2 Jun 1815, d. 26 May 1885
  • Mother: Lucy Farnsworth b. 20 Apr 1814, d. 20 Jul 1905
  • Company: A
  • Charles Joy was born on 15 Dec 1841 at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Samuel W. Joy and Lucy Farnsworth, grandson of Caleb and Nancy (Woodbury) Joy.
  • Charles Joy was enumerated in the household of Samuel W. Joy and Lucy Farnsworth in the 1850 US Federal Census on 14 Sep 1850 at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Samuel W. Joy, 35, farmer, b. MA (as were all the family)
    Lucy, 36
    **Henry, 12
    **Charles, 9.
  • Charles Joy and Henry Joy were enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 12 Jul 1860 at Gardner, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Henry Joy, 23, painter, b. MA
    Charles Joy, 20, pail maker, b. MA
    living in the household of one Sylvester Hanson, 49, pail maker, and his family.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Charles gave his occupation as wood turner.
  • In 1861 Charles was living at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Charles mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 19 years, 6 months and 27 days old.
  • Charles Joy and Henry Joy, brothers and their uncle by marriage, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.
  • On 27 Jan 1863 Charles ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to disability.

  • On 2 Jul 1863 his uncle, Edward Bean Rollins, died at The Battle of Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania, at age 35 in his 12th battle.
  • On 12 Jul 1863 Charles Joy, 21, married Laura Woods Whitney, 23, daughter of John Miller Jr. and Harriet Whitcomb, at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for him and the second for her.
  • Charles Joy made application for a veteran's pension on 10 Sep 1868, received certificate number 25510.
  • On 9 Oct 1883 Charles Joy included on the official government pension rolls for Fitchburg and Leominster, as published in the Fitchburg Sentinel.
  • On 8 Mar 1889 Laura Woods Miller, his wife, died at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 49 of heart disease.
  • Charles Joy was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company A.
  • On 4 May 1892 Charles Joy, 50, married Harriet S. Carr, 49, daughter of Ephraim Carr and Sarah Farnsworth, at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a second marriage for him and the third for her.
  • Charles Joy and Harriet S. Carr were enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 12 Jun 1900 at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Charles Joy, 58, b. Dec 1841, married 8 years, b. MA
    Harriet S., 57, wife, b. Apr 1843, no children, b. MA
    Nettie I., 19, daur, b. Oct 1880, b. MA, shirt stitcher.
  • Charles Joy was a member of the Charles H. Stevens post 58, G. A. R.
  • On 20 Jul 1905 his mother, Lucy Farnsworth, died at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 91.
  • On 23 Jun 1907 Charles's daughter, Nettie Irene Joy married Joseph Arthur Kelly at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Charles Joy died on 12 Sep 1909 at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of paralysis. He was 67 years, 8 months and 28 days old.
  • He was buried on 15 Sep 1909 at Evergreen Cemetery, Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in Section 6 Lot 126 with his first wife, after a funeral at his home which was attended by a large delegation from Charles H. Stevens post, G. A. R.
  • Henry, his brother, outlived Charles and died on 8 Mar 1914 at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of cancer after an illness of over a year. at age 76.
  • Harriet, his wife, outlived Charles and died on 5 Dec 1925 at age 82.
  • Last Edited: 10 Apr 2016

Family 1: Laura Woods Miller b. 26 Dec 1839, d. 8 Mar 1889

  • Laura Minnie Joy b. 7 Jul 1866
  • Charles Ulysses Joy b. 5 Feb 1870, d. 2 Nov 1934
  • Lizzie Almera Joy b. 3 Feb 1874, d. 5 May 1874
  • Nettie Irene Joy b. 1 Oct 1881

Family 2: Harriet S. Carr b. Apr 1843, d. 5 Dec 1925

Emory Willard Joy

b. 20 December 1845, d. 28 November 1910
  • Father: Silas Smith Joy b. 11 Jan 1823, d. 6 Jun 1894
  • Mother: Elizabeth Fitts b. 29 Jul 1828, d. 9 Sep 1919
  • Company: I
  • Emory Willard Joy was born on 20 Dec 1845 at Thompson, Windham County, Connecticut, son of Silas Smith Joy and Elizabeth Fitts.
  • Emory Willard Joy was enumerated in the household of Silas Smith Joy and Elizabeth Fitts in the 1850 US Federal Census on 11 Sep 1850 at Dudley, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Silas F. Joy, 27, farmer, b. CT
    Elizsabeth, 22, b. CT
    **Emory H., 4, b. MA
    Emma, 3, b. MA
    Samml, 8/12, b. MA.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Emory gave his occupation as clerk.
  • In 1861 Emory was living at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 5 Aug 1861 Emory mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 15 years, 7 months and 16 days old.
  • On 9 Nov 1861 Emory Willard Joy 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 9 Feb 1864, Emory was reenlisted, having received a bounty of $325.
  • On 27 Jul 1864 Emory ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by transfer to the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.

  • Starting 28 Jul 1864, Emory also served in the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company "G."
  • He ended his service by mustering out on 16 Jul 1865.
  • He was enumerated in the household of Silas Smith Joy and Elizabeth Fitts in the 1870 US Federal Census on 6 Jun 1870 at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Joy, Silas S., 46, works in meat market, b. CT
    ---, Elizabeth, 45, b. CT
    ---, Emory, 23, saloon keeper, b. MA (as were all the children)
    ---, Emma, 22
    ---, Samuel, 20
    ---, Charles, 17, teamster
    ---, Etta, 15, works in shoe factory
    ---, Edith, 14
    ---, Freddie, 7, attending school.
  • Emory Willard Joy made application at Montana for a veteran's pension on 25 Feb 1899, received certificate number 1101926.
  • He was enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 8 Jun 1900 at Livingston, Park County, Montana, where he lives alone in a rented home and is a common laborer. The enumerator states that it was "impossible to secure further information", but this is the only Emory W. Joy in the entire 1900 census.
  • On 4 Jul 1907 Emory Willard Joy 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.
  • On 21 May 1910, at National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers (Pacific Branch), Sawtelle, Los Angeles County, California, Emory was admitted.
  • He died on 28 Nov 1910 at Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, unmarried. He was 64 years, 11 months and 8 days old.
  • He was buried in Nov 1910 at Los Angeles National Cemetery, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, Section 19, Row A, 10.
  • On 21 Jan 1911 his personal effects, appraised at $5, were turned over to his brother, Charles E. Joy, of Detroit Lakes, Minnesota.
  • Last Edited: 18 Apr 2016

Henry Joy

b. January 1838, d. 8 March 1914
  • Father: Samuel W. Joy b. 2 Jun 1815, d. 26 May 1885
  • Mother: Lucy Farnsworth b. 20 Apr 1814, d. 20 Jul 1905
  • Company: A
  • Henry Joy was born in Jan 1838 at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Samuel W. Joy and Lucy Farnsworth, grandson of Caleb and Nancy (Woodbury) Joy.
  • Henry Joy was enumerated in the household of Samuel W. Joy and Lucy Farnsworth in the 1850 US Federal Census on 14 Sep 1850 at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Samuel W. Joy, 35, farmer, b. MA (as were all the family)
    Lucy, 36
    **Henry, 12
    **Charles, 9.
  • Henry Joy and Charles Joy were enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 12 Jul 1860 at Gardner, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Henry Joy, 23, painter, b. MA
    Charles Joy, 20, pail maker, b. MA
    living in the household of one Sylvester Hanson, 49, pail maker, and his family.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Henry gave his occupation as painter.
  • In 1861 Henry was living at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Henry mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as a Corporal, being credited to the quota of Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 23 years and 6 months old.
  • Henry Joy and Charles Joy, brothers and their uncle by marriage, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.
  • On 17 Feb 1862 Henry ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by transfer to the Western Flotilla .

  • Starting 21 Feb 1862, Henry also served in the U. S. Navy.
  • Between 1862 - 1863 he served on the U. S. S. Baron de Kalb and Clara Dolsen.
  • On 2 Jul 1863 his uncle, Edward Bean Rollins, died at The Battle of Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania, at age 35 in his 12th battle.
  • Henry Joy ended his service by discharge on 11 Aug 1863.
  • On 15 Sep 1863 Henry Joy, 25, married Sarah Elizabeth Johnson, 27, daughter of Henry Johnson and Cynthia E. Jones, at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • On 23 Oct 1869 Sarah Elizabeth Johnson, his wife, died at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 33.
  • Henry Joy was enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 4 Jun 1870 at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, a house painter, living alone with his two older children.
  • On 19 Nov 1870 Henry Joy, 32, married Mary Jane Hersey, 29, daughter of Charles Hersey and Lucy M. Hall, at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a second marriage for him and the first for her.
  • Henry Joy and Mary Jane Hersey were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 5 Jun 1880 at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, where he is a painter.
  • Henry Joy made application for a veteran's pension on 11 Feb 1881, and received Navy pension 35104.
  • On 9 Apr 1884 Henry and Sarah's daughter, Emma F. Joy married William E. Davis at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • On 14 Feb 1888 his married daughter, Emma F. Davis, died at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 23 of tuberculosis.
  • On 17 Nov 1888 Henry's daughter, Mary Ann Joy married Edward M. Johnson at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 18 Feb 1889 at "The Boston Journal", Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, Wilbur Clifton Joy, his son, was mentioned in an article.
  • Henry Joy was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company A.
  • In Aug 1895, Henry was journeyed to Louisville for the G. A. R. encampment, according to the Fitchburg Daily Sentinel, 30 August 1895.
  • He was a pall bearer at the burial of Edward Wilson on 22 Nov 1896 at Evergreen Cemetery, Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Henry Joy was a pall bearer at the burial of A. W. Rice on 19 Dec 1898 at Evergreen Cemetery, Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Henry Joy and Mary Jane Hersey were enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 1 Jun 1900 at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Joy, Henry, b. Jan 1838, married 29 years, b. MA, house painter
    ---, Mary, wife, b. Apr 1841, she had one child who died, b. MA
    ---, Lucy, mor, b. Apr 1814, widow, all three of her children living, b. MA.
  • Henry Joy, a member of Charles H. Stevens post, G. A. R., was a pall bearer at the burial of Francis Edwin Colburn in Apr 1901 at Evergreen Cemetery, Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 21 Oct 1902 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Henry Joy attended 36th annual reunion of the 15th Massachusetts Regiment Association.
  • On 20 Jul 1905 his mother, Lucy Farnsworth, died at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 91.
  • On 21 Oct 1907 at Grand Army Hall, Worcester, Massachusetts, Henry Joy attended the 41st annual regimental reunion and banquet on the 46th anniversary of the Battle of Ball's Bluff, as reported in the Fitchburg Sentinel the following day.
  • On 12 Sep 1909 his brother, Charles Joy, died at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 67 of paralysis.
  • Henry Joy and Mary Jane Hersey were enumerated in the 1910 US Federal Census in 1910 at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, They have no children.
  • On 27 Oct 1910 at The State Mutual Building, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Henry Joy attended the 44th reunion of the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.
  • He died on 8 Mar 1914 at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of cancer after an illness of over a year.. He was 76 years and 2 months old.
  • An obituary for Henry Joy was published as follows: in the "Fitchburg Sentinel," 9 March 1914:
    Death of Civil War Veteran
    The death of Henry Joy, a Grand Army veteran and for many years a house painter in Leominster, occurred Sunday morning at 8 o'clock at his home, 17 Chestnut street, at the age of 76 years and 2 months. Death was due to cancer after an illness of over a year.
    Mr. Joy enlisted July 12, 1861 at Worcester, as a corporal in Co., A, 15th Massaxhusetts infantry. He was discharged at Cairo, Ill., August 11, 1863. He saw service in the battles of Balls Bluff, Fort Willow, Memphis, St. Charles, siege of Vicksburg, Arkansas post, Yahoo city, Tallahausee and Island No. 10. He was in the navy service at the latter battle and was wounded.
    He is survived by a wife and daughter. The funeral will be held from the home Tuesday afternoon.
  • He was buried in Mar 1914 at Evergreen Cemetery, Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in Section 6 Lot 61.
  • On 14 Mar 1914 Mary Jane Hersey received a pension to surviving family member based on Henry's service; his wife, received certificate number 774194.
  • Last Edited: 22 Aug 2019

Family 1: Sarah Elizabeth Johnson b. 10 Dec 1835, d. 23 Oct 1869

  • Emma F. Joy b. 27 Jun 1864, d. 14 Feb 1888
  • Wilbur Clifton Joy b. 30 Jul 1866, d. 6 Jun 1941
  • Mary Ann Joy b. Jul 1869

Family 2: Mary Jane Hersey b. 27 Apr 1841

  • Baby Boy Joy b. 2 Aug 1879, d. 2 Aug 1879

William H. Joy

b. 1835
  • Company: I
  • William H. Joy was born about in 1835 at England.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, William gave his occupation as machinist.
  • In 1861 William was living at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • He was married at the time of his enlistment according to Ford's history.

  • On 5 Aug 1861 William mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 26 years old.
  • William was described as five feet, six inchis tall, with dark complexion, black eyes and black hair, a machinist by trade.
  • On 9 Nov 1861 William H. Joy 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.
  • In Dec 1861, William was "on detached service building Block House near Conrads Ferry by special order."
  • On 12 Jun 1862, at Fair Oaks, Henrico County, Virginia, William was accidentally wounded in the left foot and in hospital at an unknown place.
  • Thomas Blasland wrote a letter on 6 Jul 1862, mentioning William H. Joy, as follows: for publication in the Southbridge Journal.
  • On 15 Aug 1863 William ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to disability, as of Co. E.


  • Last Edited: 28 May 2019

Denman C. Judd

b. 13 May 1843, d. 3 November 1911
  • Father: Denman Clark Judd b. 1804, d. 8 Nov 1844
  • Mother: Elizabeth "Betsey" Taft b. 14 Mar 1800, d. 28 Mar 1859
  • Company: H
  • Denman C. Judd was born on 13 May 1843 at Glen Falls, Warren County, New York, son of Denman Clark Judd and Elizabeth "Betsey" Taft.
  • On 8 Nov 1844 his father, Denman Clark Judd, died at Hoosick, Rensselaer County, New York.
  • On 23 Mar 1848 Denman's widowed mother, Elizabeth "Betsey" Judd, remarried to Newell Stone, 48, at Upton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Denman C. Judd was enumerated in the household of Newell Stone and Elizabeth "Betsey" Taft in the 1850 US Federal Census on 25 Sep 1850 at Upton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Newell Stone, 49, bootmaker, b. MA
    Elizabeth, 50, b. MA
    Francis McNamara, 22, bootmaker, b. MA
    Emily Judd, 17, b. NY
    **Denman C. Judd, 7, b. NA
    John Colby, 30, laborer, b. Ireland.
  • On 28 Mar 1859 his mother, Elizabeth "Betsey" Taft, died at Upton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 59.
  • Denman C. Judd was enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census in Jun 1860 at Upton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as
    Denman Judd, 17, bootmaker, b. New York,
    living in the household of
    John Jones, 33, bootmaker, b. MA.
  • In 1861 Denman was living at Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Denman gave his occupation as shoemaker.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Damon mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 18 years, 1 month and 29 days old.
  • On 21 Oct 1861 Denman was wounded at The Battle of Ball's Bluff, Leesburg, Virginia, in the leg.
  • On 30 Oct 1861 at the "Worcester Palladium", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Denman C. Judd 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, Denman C. Judd was mentioned among the casualties.
  • On 17 Sep 1862 Denman was wounded at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland, in the shoulder.
  • On 8 Jan 1863 Denman ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to disability.

  • He made application for a veteran's pension on 31 Dec 1863, and received certificate number 23273.
  • On 1 Dec 1864 Denman C. Judd, 21, married Ellen M. Young, 18, daughter of David Young and Miranda Coburn, at Upton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Denman C. Judd and Ellen M. Young were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 20 Jun 1870 at Hopkinton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, where he works in a boot shop. Their two children live with them.
  • Clinton C. Judd and Ellen M. Young were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 18 Jun 1880 at Wayland, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, as:
    Judd, Denman, 37, works in shoe shop, b. NY
    ---, Ellen M., 34, wife, b. NH
    ---, Clinton D., 14, son, b. MA
    ---, Jennie, 11, daur b. MA.
  • On 18 May 1887 Denman and Ellen's daughter, Jennie F. Judd married James D. Gummerson at Wayland, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Denman C. Judd was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Wayland, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company H.
  • On 1 Jan 1908, Denman and Ellen were granted $6 per month state aid, starting 1 Dec 1907, according to the Fitchburg Sentinel.
  • Denman C. Judd died on 3 Nov 1911 at Hopkinton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. He was 68 years, 5 months and 21 days old.
  • He was buried in Nov 1911 at Mount Auburn Cemetery, Hopkinton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
  • On 7 Dec 1911 Ellen M. Young received a pension to surviving family member in Massachusetts based on Denman's service; his wife, received certificate number 744105.
  • Last Edited: 26 Oct 2018

Family: Ellen M. Young b. Jun 1846

  • Clinton D. Judd b. 15 Mar 1866, d. 17 Jan 1920
  • Jennie F. Judd b. 19 Mar 1868

John D. Kane

b. 7 November 1847, d. 12 December 1866
  • Father: William A. Kane
  • Mother: Maria B. [--?--] b. 1821
  • 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 household of Maria B. [--?--] in the 1850 US Federal Census in 1850 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Hugh Kane, 27, Ireland
    Maria Kane, 27, Ireland
    John Kane, 3, Massachusetts
    Marietta Lesten, 20, Ireland.
  • John D. Kane was enumerated in the household of John Lester and Huldah Heines in the 1855 Massachusetts State census in 1855 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    John Leicester, 84, farmer, b. MD
    Hulda Leicester, 62, b. VT
    Maria Kane, 34, b. VT
    Marietta Armstrong, 24, b. VT
    Sophia E Leicester, 6, b. VT
    John Kane, 8, b. VT
    Eliza Kane, 4, b. MA
    Ellen Armstrong, 2, b. MA.
  • John D. Kane was enumerated in the household of John Lester and Huldah Heines in the 1860 US Federal Census on 19 Jul 1860 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, 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: 9 Feb 2019

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. 1838, d. 8 August 1865

Michael Keating
  • Father: Richard Keating
  • Mother: Hanora Lundrigan b. 1810, d. 13 Feb 1879
  • Company: K
  • Michael Keating was born about in 1838 at County Tipperary, Ireland, son of Richard Keating and Hanora Lundrigan.
  • Michael, Thomas and Julia's widowed mother, Hanora Lundrigan, remarried to Daniel Ryan.
  • On 31 Jan 1860 Michael and Thomas's sister, Julia Keating, married Dennis Ragan at Blackstone, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • 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.
  • Michael Keating and Thomas Keating, brothers, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.

  • 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. He was 23 years old.
  • Michael was described as being 5 feet 7 and 1/2 inches tall, with grey eyes, black hair and a dark complexion.
  • On 17 Sep 1862 Michael was wounded at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland, in the right thigh.
  • A telegraph dated Milford, Mass, 12 Aug 1863
    To Michael Keating, Jarvis Gen Hospital
    Your father is in a dying condition and wants you to come home
    Mary Keating.
  • 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 and Hanora Lundrigan were enumerated in the State census in 1865 at Blackstone, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Hannah Ryan, 55, housekeeping, b. Ireland
    Michael Keating, 26, wounded soldier, b. Ireland.
  • Michael Keating died on 8 Aug 1865 at Blackstone, Worcester County, Massachusetts, having been "wounded in battle,". He was 27 years old.
  • He was buried in Aug 1865 at Blackstone Cemetery, Blackstone, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • In 1865 Hannora Ryan received a mother's pension based on Michael's service; received certificate number 155724.
  • Last Edited: 28 Jul 2019

Thomas Keating

b. December 1839, d. 22 May 1914
  • Father: Richard Keating
  • Mother: Hanora Lundrigan b. 1810, d. 13 Feb 1879
  • Company: K
  • Thomas Keating was born in Dec 1839 at County Tipperary, Ireland, son of Richard Keating and Hanora Lundrigan.
  • Michael, Thomas and Julia's widowed mother, Hanora Lundrigan, remarried to Daniel Ryan.
  • Thomas Keating emigrated in 1847 from Ireland.
  • On 31 Jan 1860 Michael and Thomas's sister, Julia Keating, married Dennis Ragan at Blackstone, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • 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.
  • Thomas Keating and Michael Keating, brothers, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.

  • 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 Palladium", 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.
  • On 8 Aug 1865 his brother, Michael Keating, died at Blackstone, Worcester County, Massachusetts, having been "wounded in battle."
  • Thomas Keating 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: 28 Jul 2019

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

  • Richard Keating b. 12 Dec 1866, d. 18 Nov 1868
  • Francis W. "Frank" 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. 1840, d. 20 April 1900
  • Company: K
  • James Keelan was also known as James Keeland.
  • James Keelan was also known as James Keenan in the 1890 Veteran's Enumeration.
  • He was born about in 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. He was 21 years old.
  • (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.

  • A notice in his service records from the War Department, Adjutant General's Office, Washington, May 28, 1879:
    Tried by Court Martial on the charge of "Desertion" (deserted Sept 1, 1862 and was returned in arrest Sept 25, 1863) found guilty and sentenced to forfeit all pay and allowances now due him, to forfeit $10 per month of his monthly pay for the remainder of the term of his enlistment & to serve one year after the expiration of his said term of enlistment..... He was captured in action at Petersburg Va. June 22, 1864. Confined at Richmond Va. June 24, 1864, sent to Lynchburg Va. June 29, 1864, escaped from Augusta Ga. May 12, 1865, sent north from Hilton Head S. C. to Washington D. C. May 14, 1865, reported at Camp Parole, Md. June 7, 1865 and was sent to State June 8, 1865.
  • 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 60 years old.
  • He was buried in Apr 1900 at Mount Hope Cemetery, Mattapan (Boston), Suffolk County, Massachusetts.
  • Last Edited: 28 Jul 2019

John Keenan

b. 1842
  • Company: F
  • John Keenan was born about in 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 substitute for one Cortes Bacheler, a draftee from Conway, MA. He was 21 years old.
  • John was described as being 5 feet 4 inches tall, with grey eyes, dark hair and a light complexion.
  • 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.

  • On 29 Jul 1878 The following note is included in his serice records:
    This man was admitted to Carver G. H., D. C., May 14, 1864, with gs wound fourth finger left hand admitted to West's Building G. H., Baltimore, Md, May 16, 1864, with gunshot wound and deserted May 21, 1864, was admitted to Satterlee Genl Hosp, Phila, Pa., May 20, 1864, with gs wd. little finger left hand, received at Spottsylvania, May 12, 1864..
    Charge of desertion of May 21, 1864 on records of West's Building G. H., Baltimore, Md., is removed ---.
  • Last Edited: 18 Aug 2019

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 Palladium", 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 1870 US Federal Census on 5 Aug 1870 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, where he works in a laundry and has $3000 personal estate.
  • 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: 3 Nov 2017

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

  • Herbert S. Kelley b. 6 May 1868, d. 17 Jul 1868
  • Arthur Kelley b. 4 Oct 1873, d. 11 Jul 1941

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 Kings County (sic), 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.
  • James was described as being 5 feet 8 and 1/2 inches tall, with grey eyes, dark hair and a ruddy complexion.
  • On 21 Oct 1861 James was wounded at The Battle of Ball's Bluff, Leesburg, Virginia, by a gunshot and lost his right forearm.
  • On 30 Oct 1861 at the "Worcester Palladium", 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.
  • In Dec 1861, James was on furlough from 20 November to 20 February 1862 according to the company roll.
  • On 26 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.
  • On 16 Jul 1863 James was transferred from 113th VRC as a Sergeant to.
  • Starting 16 Jul 1863, James also served in the the 12th VRC as a Sergeant.
  • 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: 28 Jul 2019

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