John White Kimball

b. 27 January 1828, d. 15 July 1910

Col. John W. Kimball
  • Father: Alpheus Kimball b. 26 Jun 1792, d. 13 Feb 1859
  • Mother: Harriet Stone b. 27 Dec 1799
  • Company: Staff
  • John White Kimball was born on 27 Jan 1828 at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Alpheus Kimball and Harriet Stone.
  • John White Kimball was enumerated in the household of Alpheus Kimball and Harriet Stone in the 1850 US Federal Census on 15 Aug 1850 at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Alpheus Kimball, 57, sythe manufacture, b. MA
    Harriet, 59, b. MA
    Harriet A., 37, b. MA
    William, 26, sythe manufacture, b. MA
    **John W., 22, sythe manufacture, b. MA
    Rufus Andasen, 27, farmer, b. US
    Jerome K. Taft, 19, sythe maker, b. US.
  • On 15 Jul 1851 John White Kimball, 23, married Melissa Almira Leasure, 20, daughter of Newell G. M. Lesure and Almira Darling, at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • John White Kimball and Melissa Almira Leasure were enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 8 Jun 1860 at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    J W Kimball, 32 (m.), b. MA, scythe manufacture
    A M Kimball, 29 (f.), b. RI
    E F Kimball, 8 (f.), b MA
    M E Kimball, 6 (f.), b MA
    M A Huape, 24 (f.), b Ireland
    E H Kimball, 2 (m.), b. MA.

  • On 1 Aug 1861 John mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as a Major, being credited to the quota of Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 33 years, 6 months and 5 days old.
  • On 14 Aug 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, John White Kimball was mentioned in an article about the departure of the Fifteenth Massachusetts from Worcester.
  • On 12 Feb 1862 John White Kimball was mentioned in the Worcester Spy (Volume 91 #7) as follows:
    Furlough - The Fifteenth:---Major J. Kimball, of Fitchburg, Capt. Watson of the Oxford company, and Capt. Philbrick of the Northbridge company, of the fifteenth, are at home, on a short furlough. They report matters all right at Poolesville. Lieut. Jorgensen has recruited 67 men for this regiment since the first of January, who will start from Camp Cameron for Poolesville, this afternoon.
  • On 29 Apr 1862 John was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel.
  • On 12 Nov 1862 John was transferred from the 15th Massachusetts to to become Colonel of the 53rd Massachusetts Infantry.
  • On 14 Jun 1863 John was wounded at Port Hudson, Louisiana, by a gunshot to the left thigh.
  • He ended his service on 20 Sep 1863.
  • On 21 Oct 1864 at The Bay State House, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, John White Kimball attended the First Annual Reunion of the Fifteenth Regiment Association.
  • On 13 Mar 1865 John was promoted to Brigidier General by Brevet.
  • In 1874 John had his portrait taken as Commander Department of Mass. G. A. R.
  • On 3 Jul 1875 Reunions Sammel-Events attended a reunion of Company B, as reported in the Fitchburg Sentinel.:
    At the reunion of Co. B, 15th regiment, at Wachusett park, the following officers were chose for the ensuing year:
    Capt. A. A. Gibson;
    Lieut. E. S. Kendall;
    2nd Lieut. Abram Scott;
    1st Sergeant, Gen. John W. Kimball. There was a good number out, and although it was replete with many a sad reminiscence, a good time was enjoyed. Walter A. Eames acted as toast-master and responses were made by Charles H. Eager, Andrew Fisher, George Gilchrist, Gen. Kimball and others. Two deaths have occurred since the last meeting. Voted, that at the next year's reunion all the widows and orphans who are of the company, shall be invited to attend.
  • On 19 Oct 1877, John was appointed to the position of custodian of the plates in the bureau of engraving and printing at Washington. This is a very easy yet very responsible position. He is obliged to see that the engravers' plates, which are used for printing bonds and notes during the day, are all locked in safes at night. He will enter upon his duties November 1st. from the Fitchburg Sentinel.
  • On 17 Apr 1878 John and Melissa's daughter, Emma Frances Kimball married Frederick William Eager at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • On 1 Jul 1879 at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, John White Kimball attended the annual reunion of Company B, 15th Massachusetts, the Fitchburg Fisiliers. (Click icon to read the report in the Fitchburg Sentinel.)
  • He made application for a veteran's pension in Jun 1880.
  • He and Melissa Almira Leasure were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 1 Jun 1880 at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Kimball, John W., 52, postmaster, b. MA
    ---, Melissa, 49, wife, b. RI
    ---, Elizabeth, 25, daur, school teacher, b. MA
    ---, Edward, 22, son, clerk in bank, b. MA
    ---, Josephine, 4, daur, b. MA.
  • John White Kimball was a pall bearer at the burial of James E. May on 30 Jun 1880 at Forest Hill Cemetery, Div. 1, Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 21 Oct 1880 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, John White Kimball attended the 14th annual reunion of the 15th Massachusetts Regiment.
  • On 21 Oct 1882 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, John White Kimball attended the 16th annual regimental reunion of the 15th Massachusetts. (Report from the Fitchburg Sentinel.)
  • On 28 Jun 1883 at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, John White Kimball attended the 15th reunion of Company B, Fitchburg Fusiliers. From The Fitchburg Sentinel, 29 June 1883
    Veteran Fusiliers' Reunion
    The 15th annual reunion of Co. B (Veteran Fusiliers) 15th Regt., was held at Wachusett Park on Thursday, June 28th. At a few minutes past noon the business meeting was called to order by 1st Lieut. John W. Kimball (the captain being absent); 22 comrades were present when the roll was called by the sergeant. The treasurer reported $5.68 in the treasury. The following list of officers were chosen for the ensuing year: Captain, John W. Kimball; 1st Lieut., William E. Taylor; 2d Lieut., Lyman Nichols; 1st Sergt., clerk and treasurer, Henry A. Spooner. The place of holding the next reunion was left to the discretion of the officers elect.
    Walter A. Eames, John W. Kimball and Henry A. Spooner were appointed to draft resolutions on the death of Comrades Roland E. Bowen and Orlando Wetherbee, who have died since the last reunion. Letters were read from Comrades A. J. Nye of Athol and Charles H. Eager of Boston. Captain Kimball stated that, since the death of AiOsborne, the association has but three honorary members (A. W. Benjamin of Westminster, Harrington Sibley and George H. Boss of Fitchburg)-- and he recommended that those who take an interest in the association and attend the reunions, bemade honorary members. On motion of Walter A. Eames, the recommendation was adopted and the following names were placed on the rolls of the association as honorary members:
    Charles Devens of Worcester, Charles May of Leominster, ---- Bowen of Millbury, Charles T. Bateman of Boston, Walter C. Eames of Belmont, Wilbur Taylor, D. H. Piper and Harry Taylor of Winchendon, Charles Nichols, Marcus M. Nichols and George W. Gibbs of Westminster, Edward F. Kimball, Edward H. Fletcher, S. G. Frost, Cyrus Thurston, Sidney Sibley, F. A. Monroe, Albert McIntire, M. Edwin Day, Fred A. Bruce and Samuel F. Spooner of Fitchburg.
    A bountiful collation was served in the grove and the afternoon was agreeably spent in games, boating and dancing to the music of a violin manipulated by Charles May of Leominster. At about 7 p.m. the festivities of the day were brought to a close by all uniting in singing "Auld Lang Syne."
  • On 20 Oct 1883 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, John White Kimball attended the 17th annual reunion of the 15th regiment association, with some 110 other veterans of the regiment. (Report from the Fitchburg Sentinel.)
  • In 1886 John was living at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • In Jun 1886 John White Kimball took part in the regimental reunion Excursion to the Battle-Fields of Gettysburg, PA., Antietam, MD., Ball's Bluff, Virginia and Washington, D.C.
  • From Descendants of John White of Wenham and Lancaster, Massachusetts Vol II --.
  • On 28 Jun 1888 at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, John White Kimball attended a reunion of Company B, The Fusiliers.
  • On 9 Oct 1888 his grandson, John Kimball Eager, son of Frederick William Eager and Emma Frances Kimball, was born at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • John White Kimball was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, as Captain of Company A, nothing that he has malarial fever from his time at Port Hudson.
  • On 28 Jun 1892 at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, John White Kimball attended the 24th annual reunion of the Company B, 15th Massachusetts, association -- the Fitchburg Fusiliers. (Click the icon to read the report from the Fitchburg Sentinel.)
  • On 8 Jul 1892 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, John White Kimball was reported among those attending a reunion of Company E.
  • On 25 Nov 1892 John gave his eye-witness account of the Battle of Ball's Bluff to the Boston Journal, and it was reprinted in the Fitchburg Sentinel.
  • On 28 Jun 1894 at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, John White Kimball attended the annual reunion of Company B ("Fitchburg Fusiliers"). From The Fitchburg Sentinel, 28 June 1894
    Veteran Fusiliers' Reunion
    On a bright June day like this, 33 years ago, today, the Fitchburg Fusiliers marched down Main street to the old depot and took a train for Worcester where they, with the other companies of the 15th Mass. regiment went into camp at Camp Scott, remaining till Aug. 8, when they went to the front.
    The survivors of the company, with honorary members of the association and other friends, held their annual reunion at Whalom park, today. A good number of lady friends of the veterans were present.
    The business meeting was held in the grove at 11:30 a.m. The following officers and members of the company responded to roll call. Gen. John W. Kimball, Capt. Charles H. Eager, Lieut. J. Myron Goddard, Sergt. Walter A. Eames, Privates John R. Farnum, Artemas A. Gibson, William Gibson, Granville C. Hosmer, Wallace W. Holman, Edward S. Kendall, Herbert D. McIntire, Joseph B. Matthews, George G. Taylor, Henry F. Whittemore. Honorary members -- Harrington Sibley, Charles May, F. A. Monroe, Edward F. Kimball, Albert McIntire, Samuel Osborne, Elmer W. Holman, C. A. Tenney, C. H. Toomey, James Harrington.
    The record of the last meeting was read by the clerk, E. S. Kendall, and approved and the report of the treasurer showing a balance of $41.59 was accepted.
    The following officers were chosen -- Capt, John W. Kimball; first leiutenant, J. Myron Goddard, Wakefield; second lieutenant, Charles H. Eager, Belmont; clerk and treasurer, Edward S. Kendall, Westminster; auditors -- Gen. J. W. Kimball, Herbert D. McIntire, Artemas A. Gibson.
  • An article from the Fitchburg Sentinel, 7 Mar 1895 notes:
    The death of Joseph L. Moody leaves only the following officers and members of the old Fusiliers, Co. B, 15th Mass. regiment, residing in Fitchburg: Gen. J. W. Kimball, Granville Hosmer, Herbert D. McIntire, Artimas A. Gibson, Lemuel Gibson, William Gibson, Frank Scott and Henry Whittemore. The members of the company are widely scattered.
  • He was a pall bearer at the burial of Frederick A. Britton on 29 Apr 1896 at Laurel Hill Cemetery, Div. 3, Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • In May 1898 John was living at Wakefield, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
  • On 11 May 1898 at "The Fitchburg Sentinel", Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, John White Kimball was mentioned in an article as an original member of the Fitchburg Fusiliers.
  • On 7 Oct 1899, at Massachusetts John was named state auditor, having been nominated by former Senator A. S. Roe of Worcester.
  • From The 20th Century Biographical Dictionary of Notable Americans, Vol.6, p.239. --.
  • On 28 Jun 1900 at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, John White Kimball attended a reunion of Company B of the 15th Massachusetts. Click icon to read the report in the Fitchburg Sentenel.
  • On 29 Jun 1901 at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, John White Kimball attended the 40th reunion of Company B.
  • On 21 Oct 1902 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, John White Kimball attended 36th annual reunion of the 15th Massachusetts Regiment Association.
  • On 29 Jun 1903 at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, John White Kimball attended the 35th annual reunion of Company B, 15th Mass.
  • On 21 Oct 1903 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, John White Kimball attended the 37th annual regimental reunion with some eighty other veterans.
  • On 28 Jun 1905 at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, John White Kimball attended a reunion of the Fitchburg Fusiliers, Company B of the 15th Massachusetts, as reported in the Fitchburg Sentinel. (click icon to read report.)
  • On 4 Jul 1906 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, John White Kimball attended the dedication of a statue of General Charles Devens, as reported in the Fitchburg Sentinel.
  • On 20 Oct 1906 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, John White Kimball attended the 40th annual reunion of the 15th regiment association, with some 75 other veterans of the regiment. (Report believed to be from the Worcester Spy.)
  • John White Kimball was also mentioned in attendance in the Fitchburg Sentinel coverage of the 1906 reunion.
  • On 21 Oct 1907 at Grand Army Hall, Worcester, Massachusetts, John White Kimball 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 27 Jun 1908 at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, John White Kimball attended the 40th annual reunion of Company B, 15th Mass.
  • On 26 Jun 1909 at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, John White Kimball attended the 41st reunion of Company B, The Fusiliers.
  • He and Melissa Almira Leasure were enumerated in the 1910 US Federal Census on 29 Apr 1910 at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Kimball, John W., 82, married 58 years, b. MA, real estate
    ---, Almira M., wife, three of four children living, b. RI
    ---, Emma E.(sic), daur, 55, single, b. MA, teacher
    ---, Edward F., son, 52, single, b. MA, book keeper
    and an irish servant.
  • John White Kimball died on 15 Jul 1910 at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 82 years, 5 months and 18 days old.
  • He was buried in Jul 1910 at Laurel Hill Cemetery, Div. 4, Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Spruce Avenue, Lot 100.
  • On 27 Oct 1910 John White Kimball was reported as deceased at the 44th regimental reunion.
  • The personal papers or letters of John White Kimball are available at consisting of military business letters written during his service time in his service file.
  • In Jul 1911 Melissa Almira Leasure received a pension to surviving family member in Massachusetts based on John's service; received certificate number 708726.
  • Melissa, his wife, outlived John and died on 11 Jul 1914 at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 82.
  • Last Edited: 10 Apr 2016

Family: Melissa Almira Leasure b. 15 Jul 1831, d. 11 Jul 1914

  • Emma Frances Kimball b. 13 May 1852, d. 22 Dec 1912
  • Mary Elizabeth Kimball b. 9 May 1854
  • Edward Franklin Kimball b. 25 Sep 1857
  • Josephine White Kimball b. 28 Apr 1876, d. 2 Sep 1881

James Leonard King

b. 26 April 1826, d. 18 May 1877
  • Father: James Hooper King b. 22 Sep 1801, d. 30 Apr 1889
  • Mother: Nancy Tileston b. 1803, d. 26 Apr 1899
  • Company: 1_SS
  • James Leonard King was born on 26 Apr 1826 at Hopkinton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, son of James Hooper King and Nancy Tileston.
  • On 17 Jun 1845 James Leonard King, 19, married Angeline Frances Briggs, 17, daughter of Abraham Briggs and Hannah B. Marsh, at Thompson, Windham County, Connecticut, and the marriage was registered in Hopkinton.
  • James Leonard King and Angeline Frances Briggs were enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 14 Jul 1860 at Manchester, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, as:
    James L. King, 34, harness maker, b. MA (as were all)
    Adaline F., 33
    Agnes F., 15
    Herbert M., 11
    Ella C., 9.
  • Starting 19 Aug 1861, James also served in the 21st Massachusetts Infantry.
  • In 1862 James was living at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment, James gave his occupation as harness maker.
  • He ended his service with the 21st Massachusetts Infantry, by discharge for disability on 1 Apr 1862.

  • On 28 Oct 1862 James L. King mustered into service with the 1st Company Massachusetts Sharpshooters. He was 36 years, 6 months and 2 days old.
  • On 12 Apr 1863 James ended military service with the 1st Massachusetts Sharpshooters at Plymouth, Virginia, by discharge for disability.

  • Starting 29 Aug 1864, James also served in the 13th Infantry Regiment U.S. Veteran Reserve Corps.
  • He ended his service with the 13th Infantry Regiment U.S. Veteran Reserve Corps, being discharged for disability on 27 Jan 1865.
  • He and Angeline Frances Briggs were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 17 Jun 1870 at Hopkinton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, as:
    King, James L., 44, works in harness shop, b. MA
    ---, Angeline, 42
    ---, Ellen C., 19.
  • On 7 Nov 1876 James and Angeline's daughter, Ella Caroline King married James L. Dawes at Hopkinton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • James Leonard King died on 18 May 1877 at Hopkinton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. He was 51 years and 22 days old.
  • He was buried in May 1877 at Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, as a member of the 21st Massachusetts Infantry.
  • On 7 Jul 1890 Angeline Frances Briggs received a pension to surviving family member based on James's service; his wife, received certificate nuimber 367914, noting his service in the 21st Massachusetts Infantry and the 13th V. R. C.
  • James's wife, Angeline Frances Briggs, died and was buried in Jul 1901 at Mount Auburn Cemetery, Hopkinton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, at age 74 years.
  • Last Edited: 14 Sep 2016

Family: Angeline Frances Briggs b. 25 Jun 1827, d. 5 Jul 1901

  • Agnes F. King b. 28 Apr 1845
  • Herbert M. King b. 16 Nov 1848, d. 17 Apr 1910
  • Ella Caroline King b. 25 Apr 1851

Lemuel B. King

b. 26 May 1842, d. 26 February 1901
  • Father: Ira King b. 1806, d. 1859
  • Mother: Lydia Ann Borden b. 12 May 1812, d. 2 Mar 1897
  • Company: K
  • Prof. Charles Hilton was an alias he used during his career as a tightrope walker after the war.
  • Lemuel B. King was born on 26 May 1842 at Brooklyn, Kings County, New York, son of Ira King and Lydia Ann Borden.
  • Lemuel B. King was enumerated in the household of Ira King and Lydia Ann Borden in the 1850 US Federal Census on 21 Aug 1850 at Syracuse, Onondaga County, New York, as:
    Europe (sic) King, 44, farmer, b. NY (as were all in the family)
    Lydia, 42
    Isaac, 21
    David, 19
    Susan, 17
    Gilbert, 14
    Lydia, 12
    **Lemuel, 3.
  • Lemuel B. King was enumerated in the household of Lydia Ann Borden in the 1860 US Federal Census on 6 Jul 1860 at North Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island, as:
    Lydia A. King, 49, b. RI
    Susan (?), 25, b. NY
    Lydia A King, 22, b. NY
    **Lemuel, 17, b. NY
    William D., 20, sailor, b. CT.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Lemuel gave his occupation as spinner.
  • In 1861 Lemuel was living at New York.

  • On 1 Jul 1861 Lemuel mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Blackstone, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 19 years, 1 month and 5 days old.
  • On 30 Oct 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Lemuel B. King 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, Lemuel B. King was mentioned among the casualties.
  • On 13 Dec 1862 Lemuel was wounded at The Battle of Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania County, Virginia, a gunshot wound in the left thigh.
  • On 15 Feb 1864 Lemuel ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by transfer to the Veterans' Reserve Corps.

  • He made application for a veteran's pension on 20 Jan 1870, and received certificate 108169.
  • In 1872 Lemuel was living at Lewiston, Androscoggin County, Maine.
  • On 24 Jun 1886 Lemuel B. King, 44, married Medorah Pinkham, 35, daughter of John Pinkham and Lucy Ann Gould, at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, in a first (sic) marriage for him and the second for her. She was the former wife of one Robert A. Woodbury who had served in the 29th Maine Infantry Regiment.
  • Lemuel B. King was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company K, where he was wounded in both legs and is still lame from the wounds.
  • On 18 May 1895, at National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, Togus, Kennebec County, Maine, Lemuel was admitted.
  • On 14 Dec 1895, at National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, Togus, Kennebec County, Maine, Lemuel was discharged, at his own request.
  • On 30 Jan 1897 Lemuel was living at Lewiston, Androscoggin County, Maine, where he was interviewed as Charles Hilton in the "Lewiston Evening Journal," - Jan 30, 1897, p. 9 Click HERE to read the article. (Close frame to return here.)
  • He was enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 5 Jun 1900 at Whitman, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, where he is a boarder, enumerated as married, but no wife is enumerated with him, and no occupation is given.
  • He died on 26 Feb 1901 at Whitman, Plymouth County, Massachusetts. He was 58 years and 9 months old.
  • He was buried in Feb 1901 at Melrose Cemetery, Brockton, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.
  • On 13 Apr 1901 Medorah Pinkham received a pension to surviving family member in Massachusetts based on Lemuel's service; his wife, receiving certificate 577760.
  • Medorah, his wife, outlived Lemuel and died in 1929.
  • Last Edited: 3 May 2016

Family: Medorah Pinkham b. 22 Jan 1851, d. 1929

Thomas King

b. 1829, d. 13 November 1869
  • Father: James King
  • Mother: Bridget Cunningham b. 1807, d. 25 Jan 1882
  • Company: E
  • Thomas King was born about in 1829 at Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of James King and Bridget Cunningham.
  • Thomas King married Harriet [--?--].
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Thomas gave his occupation as shoemaker.


  • On 12 Jul 1861 Thomas mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 32 years old.
  • On 11 Apr 1863 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Thomas King was included in the published list of Oxford volunteers.
  • On 3 Jul 1863 Thomas was wounded at The Battle of Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania.
  • On 22 Jul 1863 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Thomas King was reported as wounded at Gettysburg.
  • On 28 Jul 1864 Thomas ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts having fulfilled his term of service.

  • He died on 13 Nov 1869 at Sturbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of injuries from a fall. He was 40 years old.
  • He was buried in Nov 1869 at North Cemetery, Main Street, Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • He's surviving family was enumerated in the household of Harriet [--?--] in the 1870 US Federal Census on 4 Jul 1870 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    King, Harriet, 30, b. Ireland
    Pecret, Michael, 24, laborer, b. Ireland
    ---, Edmon, 19, laborer, b. Ireland
    King, Lewis, 10, b. MA.
  • On 28 Feb 1878 Thomas and Harriet's son, Lewis King married Rosa Santum at Holden, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • On 7 Jan 1879 his granddaughter, Agnes King, daughter of Lewis King and Rosa Santum, was born at Holden, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 30 Jul 1890 Harriet Paquet received a pension to surviving family member in Massachusetts based on Thomas's service; his remarried and rewidowed wife, but no certificate number is given.
  • On 30 Jul 1890 Louis King received a pension to surviving family member in Massachusetts based on Thomas's service; a minor(sic), made application, but no certificate is recorded.
  • Last Edited: 10 Apr 2016

Family: Harriet [--?--] b. between 1839 - 1840

  • Lewis King b. 5 Oct 1859

Joseph Warren Kingsbury

b. 23 July 1843, d. 23 January 1875
  • Father: Joseph Kingsbury b. 17 Aug 1805, d. 21 Oct 1883
  • Mother: Eliza Rand b. between 1807 - 1807, d. 25 May 1860
  • Company: A
  • Joseph Warren Kingsbury was born on 23 Jul 1843 at Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts, son of Joseph Kingsbury and Eliza Rand.
  • Joseph Warren Kingsbury was enumerated in the household of Joseph Kingsbury and Eliza Rand in the 1850 US Federal Census on 23 Aug 1850 at Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts, as:
    Joseph Kingsbury, 44, manufacturer, $2500 property, b. ME
    Eliza, 42, b. MA (as were the rest of the family)
    Charles E., 23
    Eliza A., 18
    Caroline P., 12
    **Joseph, 7
    Albert, 5
    Helen, 1
    Nancy Rand, 63, b. MA
    Pauline Kingsbury, 17, b. ME
    Nancy Varney, 17, b. NH.
  • On 25 May 1860 his mother, Eliza Rand, died at Massachusetts.
  • Joseph Warren Kingsbury was enumerated in the household of Joseph Kingsbury in the 1860 US Federal Census on 10 Aug 1860 at Stow, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, as:
    Joseph Kingsbury, 53, manufacturer, b. ME
    Ada, 28, b. MA
    **Joseph W., 17, b. MA
    Albert M., 15, b. MA
    Helen L., 11, b. MA.
  • In 1861 Joseph was living at Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Joseph gave his occupation as machinist.
  • On 4 Apr 1861 Joseph's widowed father, Joseph Kingsbury, remarried to Harriet Newell Sawyer at Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts.

  • On 1 Aug 1861 Joseph mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 18 years and 9 days old.
  • On 21 Oct 1861 Joseph was taken prisoner at The Battle of Ball's Bluff, Leesburg, Virginia.
  • On 30 Oct 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Joseph Warren Kingsbury 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, Joseph W. Kingsbury 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, Joseph Warren Kingsbury was listed, with 88 other men of the 15th Massachusetts, as a prisoner at Richmond.
  • On 10 Jun 1862 at "The New York Times", New York City, New York, Joseph Warren Kingsbury was listed among the released prisoners brought to this port (Annapolis?) on board the U. S. transport Guide from Newbern, N. C.
  • On 31 Aug 1862 his brother, Albert Mordough Kingsbury, died at age 17 of wounds received in battle while serving with Co D, 22nd Regt. Massachusetts Vols.
  • On 27 Nov 1862 Joseph ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts at Alexandria, Alexandria (city), Virginia, due to disability.

  • On 8 Jan 1867 Joseph Warren Kingsbury, 23, married Mary E. Merritt, daughter of William H. Merritt and Esther [--?--], at Newburyport, Essex County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Joseph Warren Kingsbury and Mary E. Merritt were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 5 Jul 1870 at Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts, as:
    Kingsbury, Joseph W., 27, works in woolen mill, $300 personal estate, b. MA
    ---, Mary E.,22, b. Nova Scotia
    ---, Joseph, 73, $2000 real estate, works in woolen mill, b. ME
    ---, Harriet N., 52, $1400 personal estate, b. ME
    North, Belle, 25, works in woolen mill, b. Scotland
    Martin, Sarah, 25, works in woolen mill, b. MA.
  • Joseph Warren Kingsbury died on 23 Jan 1875 at Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. He was 31 years and 6 months old.
  • He was buried in Jan 1875 at Union Cemetery, Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts, with his parents and several of his siblings.
  • In 1879, Joseph was mentioned in Marvin's "History of Lancaster."
  • On 22 May 1905 Mary E. Pitts received a pension to surviving family member in Massachusetts based on Joseph's service; received certificate number 842011; PITTS is the name she had in 1905, likely from a second marriage.
  • Last Edited: 12 Sep 2016

Family: Mary E. Merritt b. between 1847 - 1848

Henry L. Kinney

b. 29 April 1832, d. 8 February 1908
  • Father: Leonard Kinney b. 23 Feb 1797, d. 26 Aug 1875
  • Mother: Louisa Bradley b. 29 Jul 1802, d. 28 Jul 1880
  • Company: C
  • Henry L. Kinney was born on 29 Apr 1832 at New Milford, Litchfield County, Connecticut, son of Leonard Kinney and Louisa Bradley.
  • Henry L. Kinney was enumerated in the household of Leonard Kinney and Louisa Bradley in the 1850 US Federal Census on 6 Aug 1850 at Litchfield, Litchfield County, Connecticut, as:
    Leonard Kinney, 53, merchant, b. CT (as were all in the family)
    Louisa, 47
    **Henry L., 17
    Cornelia, 14
    Cecelia, 13
    Lucy B., 8
    Charlotte A. Bissell, 1.
  • On 19 Jan 1856 Henry L. Kinney, 23, married Mary Adaliza Smith, 17, daughter of William Smith and Angeline Wenzel.
  • Henry Kenney and Mary Adaliza Smith were enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 17 Jul 1860 at Northborough, Worcester County, Massachusetts, where he is a fish dealer.
  • Before 1861 at Northborough, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Henry L. Kinney as a resident, was a member of "The Clinton Guards."
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Henry gave his occupation as shoemaker.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Henry mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Northborough, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 29 years, 2 months and 13 days old.
  • Henry L. Kinney and Charles Elbridge Smith, brothers-in-law, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Company C.
  • On 21 Oct 1861 Henry was wounded at The Battle of Ball's Bluff, Leesburg, Virginia, on the hip.
  • On 30 Oct 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Henry L. Kinney was included, with 304 other men, among "The Killed Wounded and Missing of the Fifteenth Regiment," after Ball's Bluff.
  • On 9 Nov 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Henry L. Kinney was mentioned as follows:
    Returned Soldiers of the Fifteenth Regiment
    Five privates of Co.C, fifteenth regiment belonging in Clinton named Briggs M. Daboil, Samuel L. Smith, Matthew Greelman, Frank Grachein, and Henry Kinney, the first three wounded in the Balls Bluff fight, and the last two sick from the hospital at Poolesville, arrived in Worcester by the express train from New York, Sunday forenoon. They left Poolesville on Friday morning. The men were in charge of Lieut. A. L. Fuller, and were taken to Clinton by private conveyance from this city. Governor Andrew received a dispatch Saturday, from his aide, Col. Henry Lee Jr. at Poolesville, stating that Private Turner of Clinton died of his wounds after the battle.
  • On 10 Oct 1862 Henry ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to disability.

  • On 17 Sep 1870 Henry L. Kinney was included on the Civil War memorial at Northborough, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • He made application for a veteran's pension in Jan 1880.
  • He and Mary Adaliza Smith were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 11 Jun 1880 at New Milford, Litchfield County, Connecticut, as:
    Kinney, Henry, 48, grocer, b. CT (of CT parents)
    ---, Ada E., 42, wife, b. MA (of MA parents.)
  • Henry L. Kinney and Mary Adaliza Smith were enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 21 Jun 1900 at New Milford, Litchfield County, Connecticut, as:
    Henry Kenney, 68, married 44 years, b. CT, grocer
    Mary A., 62, wife, no children, b. MA.
  • Henry L. Kinney died on 8 Feb 1908 at New Milford, Litchfield County, Connecticut. He was 75 years, 9 months and 10 days old.
  • He was buried in Feb 1908 at Center Cemetery, New Milford, Litchfield County, Connecticut, Plot: Hale Section B & C, with the inscription "Co. C. 15th Regiment, MA Vols. G. A. R."
  • In Apr 1908 Mary Adaliza Smith received a pension to surviving family member in Connecticut based on Henry's service; received certificate number 695505.
  • On 27 Oct 1910 Henry Kinney was reported as deceased at the 44th regimental reunion.
  • Mary, his wife, outlived Henry and died in 1920.
  • Last Edited: 18 Apr 2016

Family: Mary Adaliza Smith b. 27 Apr 1838, d. 1920

Patrick Daniel Kinney

b. April 1840, d. 10 January 1921
  • Company: E
  • Patrick Daniel Kinney was born in Apr 1840 at Ireland.
  • He emigrated in 1857 from Ireland.
  • He was enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 7 Jun 1860 at Auburn, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    John Kenney, 35, farm labor, $300 real estate, $50 personal, b. Ireland
    Rose, 41, b. Ireland
    Mary, 14, b. Ireland
    John, 8 , b. Ireland
    Henry, 2, b. MA
    **Patrick, 19, painter, b. Ireland
    (Note: unclear exactly what the relationship of these people is.)
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Patrick gave his occupation as painter.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Patrick mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Auburn, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 21 years and 3 months old.
  • On 28 Jan 1862 Patrick ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts for reasons not given in the 1870 roster.

  • Patrick Daniel Kinney married Margaret J. Hanlon.
  • In 1879 Patrick was living at an unknown place.
  • On 5 Jul 1879 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Patrick Daniel Kinney was mentioned in the report on the 12th annual reunion of Company E, 15th Massachusetts Infantry.
  • He and Margaret J. Hanlon were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 17 Jun 1880 at Richmond (Staten Island), Greater New York, New York, as:
    Kenney, Patrick, 40, painter, b. Ireland
    ---, Margaret, 36, wife, b. NY
    ---, Eduard, 13, son, b. NY (as were all the children
    ---, Ellen, 12, daur
    ---, Thomas, 11, son
    ---, William, 9, son
    ---, Joseph, 8, son
    ---, Henry, 6, son
    ---, Emmet, 1, son.
  • Patrick Daniel Kinney made application for a veteran's pension on 8 Sep 1886, and received certificate number 848490.
  • He was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Middletown, Richmond County, New York, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.
  • On 30 Nov 1899 Patrick and Margaret's daughter, Ellen A. Kinney married John A. Chambers at Richmond County, New York.
  • In 1901 his granddaughter, Margaret Chambers, daughter of John A. Chambers and Ellen A. Kinney, was born at New York.
  • In 1903 his granddaughter, Alice Chambers, daughter of John A. Chambers and Ellen A. Kinney, was born at New York.
  • Patrick Daniel Kinney and Margaret J. Hanlon were enumerated in the 1910 US Federal Census on 16 Apr 1910 at Richmond, Stapleton, Richmond County, New York, as:
    Kinney, Patrick, 69, married 45 years, b. Ireland, immig 1857, house painter
    ---, Margaret, wife, 65, three of 10 children living, b. MY
    ---, Joseph, son, 39, single, b. NY, store confectioner
    ---, Henry, son, 236, single, b. NY, city fireman
    ---, Kinney, Alice, daur, 27, single, b. NY, book keeper insurance company
    Chambers, Margaret, grand-child, 9, b. NY
    ---, Alice, grand-child, 7
    Hanlon, Joseph, boarder (bro-in-law), 50, single, b. NY, plumber.
  • On 4 Feb 1918 Margaret J. Hanlon, his wife, died at Richmond County, New York, at age 73.
  • Patrick Daniel Kinney was enumerated in the 1920 US Federal Census on 2 Jan 1920 at Richmond, Richmond County, New York, as:
    Kenney, Patrick, 81, widower, immig 1859, nat 1864, b. Ireland, retired
    ---, Joseph, son, 47, single, b. NY, candy store
    ---, Henry, son, 40, single, b. NY, fireman, NY Fire Dept
    Chambers, Alice, gr-daur, 17, b. NY
    ---, Margaret, gr-daur, 19, b. NY, stenographer
    Hanlon, Joseph, brother-in-law, 60, single, b. NY, plumber.
  • He died on 10 Jan 1921 at Stapleton, Richmond County, New York. He was 80 years and 9 months old.
  • He was buried in Jan 1921 at Saint Peters Cemetery, West New Brighton, Richmond County, New York.
  • Last Edited: 25 Aug 2016

Family: Margaret J. Hanlon b. Jun 1844, d. 4 Feb 1918

  • Eduard Kinney b. between 1866 - 1867, d. before 1900
  • Ellen A. Kinney b. Mar 1868, d. 24 Jan 1905
  • Thomas Kinney b. between 1868 - 1869, d. before 1900
  • William Kinney b. between 1870 - 1871, d. before 1900
  • Joseph Aloysius Kinney b. 24 Dec 1872, d. 6 Jan 1945
  • Henry Patrick Kinney b. 26 Mar 1874, d. 17 Jun 1942
  • Emmet Kinney b. between 1878 - 1879, d. before 1900
  • Alice Kinney b. Feb 1881

Thomas Kinnicutt

b. between 1834 and 1835
  • Company: Staff
  • Thomas Kinnicutt was born between 1834 - 1835 at Massachusetts.

  • On 17 Nov 1862 Thomas mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as a 2nd Lieutenant, being credited to the quota of Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 17 Jan 1863 Thomas ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts commission cancelled.

  • Last Edited: 26 Mar 2013

Frank Lewis Kirby

b. 30 October 1843, d. 25 November 1924
  • Father: John Kirby b. 1815
  • Mother: Mary R. Bercume b. 18 Jul 1817, d. 10 Nov 1885
  • Company: E
  • Frank Lewis Kirby was born on 30 Oct 1843 at Spencer, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of John Kirby and Mary R. Bercume.
  • His father, John Kirby, died at Vermont.
  • Frank Lewis Kirby was enumerated in the household of Mary R. Bercume in the 1850 US Federal Census on 24 Sep 1850 at Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Mary R. Curby, 33, (no occupation) b. Canada
    George, 11, b. MA (as were all children)
    **Leander, 9
    **Frank L., 7
    Mary, 6
    Jerome, 5/12.
  • In 1861 Frank was living at Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Frank gave his occupation as shoemaker.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Frank mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 17 years, 8 months and 12 days old.
  • Frank Lewis Kirby and Leander T. Kirby, brothers, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.
  • On 17 Sep 1862 Frank was wounded at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland.
  • On 11 Apr 1863 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Frank Lewis Kirby was included in the published list of Oxford volunteers.
  • On 15 May 1864 Frank was wounded.
  • On 18 May 1864 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Frank Lewis Kirby was noted among the wounded at the Battle of the Wilderness.
  • On 25 May 1864 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Frank Lewis Kirby was mentioned among the casualties.
  • On 28 Jul 1864 Frank ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, having fulfilled his term of service.

  • In Apr 1872 Frank Lewis Kirby, 28, married Jenny L. Sherfield, 23, daughter of Ephrem Sherfield and Laurilla Rowell, at Canada.
  • In 1879 Frank was living at Brandon, Rutland County, Vermont.
  • On 5 Jul 1879 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Frank Lewis Kirby was mentioned in the report on the 12th annual reunion of Company E, 15th Massachusetts Infantry.
  • He and Jenny L. Sherfield were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 1 Jun 1880 at Charlestown, Sullivan County, New Hampshire, as:
    Kirby, Frank L., 38, works on farm, b. MA
    ---, Jennie L., 31, wife, b. NY
    Martin, Edgar T., 10, son of wife by 1st husband, b. VT
    Kirby, Lewis A., 4, son, b. VT
    ---, Ollie F., 2, son, b. VT
    Rowell, Martha, 46, widow, b. NH.
  • Frank Lewis Kirby made application for a veteran's pension on 20 Nov 1889, and received certificate number 291786.
  • On 18 Mar 1895 Jenny L. Sherfield, his wife, died at Charlestown, Sullivan County, New Hampshire, at age 46 likely in child birth.
  • Frank Lewis Kirby was enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 26 Jun 1900 at Claremont, Sullivan County, New Hampshire, as:
    Bowker, Daniel L., head, b. Aug 1838, widower, b. NH, farmer
    **Kirby, Frank L., servant, b. Oct 1842, widower, b. MA (of VT parents)
    ---, Ada L., boarder, b. May 1888, b. MA (fat b. MA, mor b. NY.)
  • In 1907 Frank firt entered the Soldiers' Home system, subsequently spending time in Togus, ME, Johnson City, TN, and Hampton, VA. The records show that he had lost his left leg, four inches below the knee, and his right foot.
  • Frank Lewis Kirby was was one of many soldiers who resided at one time or another at Soldiers' Home, Crest Avenue, Chelsea, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.
  • On 6 May 1914 Frank and Jenny's daughter, Eva Grace Kirby married Albert C. Lyman at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Frank Lewis Kirby was enumerated in the 1920 US Federal Census on 16 Jan 1920 at National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, Chelsea, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, as a widower, age 78.
  • He died on 25 Nov 1924 at South Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts. He was 81 years and 26 days old.
  • He was buried in Nov 1924 at Wallingford, Rutland County, Vermont.
  • Last Edited: 24 Jul 2016

Family: Jenny L. Sherfield b. 28 Jan 1849, d. 18 Mar 1895

  • Lewis Albert Kirby b. 26 Nov 1875, d. 6 Oct 1933
  • Ollie Frank Kirby b. 17 Jan 1879, d. 10 Aug 1934
  • Alfred G. Kirby b. 28 Feb 1880
  • Ellie Kirby b. 2 May 1882
  • Mary Isabel Kirby b. 27 Aug 1883, d. 10 Jan 1958
  • Eva Grace Kirby b. 3 Aug 1885
  • Lorilla Ada Kirby b. May 1888, d. 14 Sep 1973
  • Mattie Kirby b. 13 Sep 1890, d. Sep 1890
  • Girl Kirby b. 18 Mar 1895, d. 18 Mar 1895

Leander T. Kirby

b. 25 February 1841, d. 27 January 1919
  • Father: John Kirby b. 1815
  • Mother: Mary R. Bercume b. 18 Jul 1817, d. 10 Nov 1885
  • Company: E
  • Leander T. Kirby was born on 25 Feb 1841 at Spencer, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of John Kirby and Mary R. Bercume.
  • His father, John Kirby, died at Vermont.
  • Leander T. Kirby was enumerated in the household of Mary R. Bercume in the 1850 US Federal Census on 24 Sep 1850 at Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Mary R. Curby, 33, (no occupation) b. Canada
    George, 11, b. MA (as were all children)
    **Leander, 9
    **Frank L., 7
    Mary, 6
    Jerome, 5/12.
  • Leander T. Kirby was enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census in Jun 1860 at Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, the following enumeration in the household of:
    Nathan Esten, 38 farmer (and family)
    **Leander Curby, 19, b. MA (Note: apparently living in as a farm worker among five others.)
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Leander gave his occupation as shoemaker.


  • On 12 Jul 1861 Leander mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 20 years, 4 months and 17 days old.
  • Leander T. Kirby and Frank Lewis Kirby, brothers, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.
  • On 17 Sep 1862 Leander was wounded at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland.
  • He was declared missing in action on 17 Sep 1862 at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland.
  • On 11 Apr 1863 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Leander T. Kirby was included in the published list of Oxford volunteers.
  • On 27 Nov 1863 Leander was taken prisoner at Mine Run, Virginia.
  • On 23 Dec 1863 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Leander T. Kirby was mentioned in a short report:
    The November report of this regiment shows that Lieut. Col. Joslin was captured by the enemy on the 27th ult., together with the following men: --- Corp. S. W. Armington, James Goffer, and John McDonald, Co. D; sergeant James Comries, S. Curby, and Louis Jaynau, Co. E. Capt A J Bradley has resigned. The death of Joseph Freeman of Co. E. is announced.
  • On 28 Jul 1864 Leander ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts having fulfilled his term of service.

  • He made application for a veteran's pension on 14 Oct 1864, and received certificate number 41768.
  • On 25 Mar 1866 Leander T. Kirby, 25, married Isabella Lane, 27, daughter of Archibald Lane and Annie [--?--], at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • In 1879 Leander and Isabella Lane were living at Paxton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 5 Jul 1879 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Leander T. Kirby was mentioned in the report on the 12th annual reunion of Company E, 15th Massachusetts Infantry.
  • On 29 Nov 1888 Leander and Isabella's daughter, Eva Gertrude Kirby married John A. Woodbury at Paxton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Leander T. Kirby 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 E, noting that he received a gunshot wound in the abdomen.
  • On 28 Jun 1890 at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Leander T. Kirby attended the 23rd annual reunion of Company E, 15th Massachusetts Infantry.
  • He and Isabella Lane were enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census in Jun 1900 at Paxton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Kirby, Leander, head, b. Feb 1841, 59, m. 34 years, b. MA (father b. Canada Eng.) (mor b. Canada Fr.), farmer
    ---, Isabel, wife, b. Dec 1838, all four of her children are living, b. Canada Eng. (parents b. Scotland)
    ---, Cora K., dau, b. Oct 1875, b. MA
    Jackson, John, boarder
    Ballard, Agnes, boarder
    Converse, M. Alice, boarder.
  • On 5 Jul 1906 Leander T. Kirby attended the 39th annual reunion of the association of companies E and I.
  • He died on 27 Jan 1919 at Paxton, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 77 years, 11 months and 2 days old.
  • He was buried in Jan 1919 at Paxton Center Cemetery, Paxton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 3 Feb 1919 Isabella Lane received a pension to surviving family member in Massachusetts based on Leander's service; his wife, received certificate number 870689.
  • Isabella, his wife, outlived Leander and died on 11 Oct 1919 at Paxton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 80.
  • Last Edited: 23 Jul 2016

Family: Isabella Lane b. Dec 1838, d. 11 Oct 1919

  • Eva Gertrude Kirby b. 28 Mar 1867, d. 22 Dec 1934
  • Arthur Leander Kirby b. 8 Mar 1870, d. 7 Jul 1942
  • Ameartis Isabella Kirby b. 25 Oct 1871, d. 1933
  • Cora Katie Kirby b. 6 Oct 1875, d. 1940

John Kirchner

b. 1830, d. 21 October 1861
  • Father: George Kirchner
  • Mother: Christine [--?--]
  • Company: C
  • John Kirchner was born about in 1830 at Prussia, (Germany), son of George Kirchner and Christine [--?--].
  • On 6 May 1856 John Kirchner married Margaret Fisher, daughter of Archibald Fisher and Isabella McAlpine, at Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for him and a second for her; she was widowed "MILLER."
  • John Kirchner was enumerated in the household of Tobias Friedrich Graichen and Antonia Anlauft in the 1860 US Federal Census on 25 Jul 1860 at Harvard P. O., Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Tobias Graichen, 57, weaver, $1000 real estate, $300 personal estate, b. Preussia, Germany
    Antonia, 57, b. Prussia
    **Gustav, 20,b. Prussia
    Barnard, 18, b. Prussia
    Herman, 10, b. Prussia
    Oscar, 9, b. Prussia
    **Frederick, 28, b. Prussia
    Elizabeth, 24. b. Scotland
    James W., 2, b. MA
    William Wagner, b. Prussia
    John Ritch, 26, painter, b. Bavaria

    (Note: one door away)
    **Frank GRAICHEN, 26, Weaver, b. Prussia, Germany,
    Margaret, 24, b. Scotland
    Antonia, 2/12, b. MA
    Charles Simpson, 30, pedler, b. Scotland (boarder )

    (Note: another door away)
    **John KIRCHNER, 30, weaver, b. Prussia
    Margaret, 27, Scotland

    (Noted: Two other families of weavers right nextdoor to the Graichens who are of Prussian origin and have Scottish wives. Bernard Wieseman, who also served in the 25th Mass. Infantry, and Herman Kleisener. Also noted in the MASSCW, an Edward Graichen, res. Clinton, weaver, age 25 in 1860, also served in 25th Mass. Inf. Relationship likely, but unknown.)
  • In 1861 John was living at Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, John gave his occupation as weaver.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 John mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 31 years old.
  • He died on 21 Oct 1861 at The Battle of Ball's Bluff, Leesburg, Virginia, "supposed drowned," according to Ford's history.. He was 31 years old.
  • On 30 Oct 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, John Kirchner was included, with 304 other men, among "The Killed Wounded and Missing of the Fifteenth Regiment," after Ball's Bluff.
  • On 11 Nov 1861 Fom the "Worcester Daily Spy" -
    MINIATURES RECOVERED. - For several days a locket containing two miniatures, found upon the body of a soldier taken from the Potomac at Ball's Bluff, has been awaiting identification in the show window of Shreve, Standwood & Co., Boston. It was recongized last Friday, by Mr. Marsh of Fiske & Co.'s Express, as the likeness of John Kirchner of Clinton, a member of Co. C, in the Fifteenth regiment. Mrs. K., on seeing the locket, identified it as the one which her husband carried with him, the other portrait being of herself. The deceased was thirty one years of age, and leaves a wife, and an infant child born a few days before the battle in which its father perished.
  • On 2 Dec 1862 Margaret Fisher received a pension to surviving family member based on John's service; his wife, received certificate number 4308.
  • On 7 Jul 1865 John's widow, Margaret Fisher remarried to Thomas Deary at Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland.
  • On 2 Nov 1865 Thomas Deary made application for a pension as guardian to John's surviving dependants, and was named for minor children.
  • Margaret Fisher and Thomas Deary were separated in 1872 apparantly, according to the pension file.
  • In 1896, John was included in "The History of Clinton, Massachusetts" where it says, "supposed to have been drowned at Ball's Bluff."
  • Last Edited: 30 Nov 2014

Family: Margaret Fisher b. 1834

  • Isabella Kirchner b. 14 Oct 1861

James S. Kirkup

b. 6 May 1843, d. 10 June 1911
  • Father: James Kirkup d. before 1860
  • Mother: Elizabeth [--?--]
  • Company: G
  • James S. Kirkup was born on 6 May 1843 at Scotland, son of James Kirkup and Elizabeth [--?--].
  • James S. Kirkup emigrated in 1843 from Scotland and was naturalized at some later date.
  • Before 1860 his father, James Kirkup, died when his widowed mother and his sister were enumerated not far from him in Millbury, MA.
  • James S. Kirkup was enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census in Jul 1860 at Millbury P. O., Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Farrington McIntire, 41, b. MA
    Caroline, 34, b. MA
    William McNelley, 40, b. Ireland
    Orin F. Stacey, 14, b. MA
    **James Kirkup, 17, farm labor, b. MA
    Bridget McNelley, 38, b. Ireland.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, James gave his occupation as farmer.

  • On 26 Nov 1861 James mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 18 years, 6 months and 20 days old.
  • On 9 Dec 1861, Alex Knox was the regimental sutler. This means that the men bought the small necessities of daily life from him. Often he was paid in "scrip", a kind of promissary note signed by the soldier. The sutler could then claim some part of the soldier's pay on the next pay day. Click the icon to see a note signed by James S. Kirkup of Company G.
  • On 17 Sep 1862 James was wounded at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland, in the leg.
  • On 25 Dec 1863, James was reenlisted, having received a bounty of $325.
  • On 6 May 1864 James was wounded at The Battle of the Wilderness, Spotsylvania County, Virginia, as a Corporal.
  • On 27 Jul 1864 James ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by transfer to the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.

  • On 1 Oct 1864 James was promoted to Sergeant.
  • He ended his service by mustering out as absent wounded on 16 Jul 1865 at Washington, DC.
  • On 19 May 1866 James S. Kirkup, 23, married Susan M. Budd, daughter of John Budd and Mary [--?--], at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • James S. Kirkup made application for a veteran's pension on 27 May 1869, for his service in the 20th Massachusetts.
  • He and Susan M. Budd were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 27 Jun 1870 at Westborough, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Kirkup, James S., 27, laborer, b. England
    ---, Susan, 26, b. Ireland
    ---, Nellie, 3, b. MA
    ---, Samuel, 2, b. MA
    ---, Frederick, 6/12, b. MA.
  • James S. Kirkup and Susan M. Budd were separated apparently. (Note: it appears that all their children had died.)
  • On 22 Apr 1875 his daughter, Nellie G. Kirkup, died at Westborough, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 8 of miningitis.
  • On 29 Aug 1876 James S. Kirkup, 33, married Mary A. Jones, 33, daughter of Joseph Jones and Anna Weaver, at Portage County, Ohio.
  • On 1 Nov 1878 James's former wife, Susan M. Budd remarried Edgar Foye at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, in a second (sic) marriage for both.
  • James S. Kirkup was enumerated in the household of Anna Jones in the 1880 US Federal Census on on 17 Jun 1880 at at Rootstown, Portage County, Ohio, as:
    Jones, Ann, 64, widow, b. PA
    Kirkup, James, 37, son-in-law, farmer, b. Scotland
    ---, Mary, 37, daughter,
    ---, Daisy, 4, g-dau, b. Illinois
    ---, Thomas, 2, g-son, b. Michigan.
  • James S. Kirkup was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Rootstown, Portage County, Ohio, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, as well as the 20th Massachusetts, noting that he lost the first finger on his right hand.
  • He and Mary A. Jones were enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 21 Jun 1900 at Rootstown, Portage County, Ohio, as:
    Kirkup, James, b. May 1843, married 24 years, b. Scotland, emm. 1843, farmer
    ---, Mary, wife, b. Nov 1842, 3 children and two are living?, b. OH
    ---, Thomas, son, b. June 1878, b. Mich, fath b. Scotland, mor b. Ohio, farm labor
    ---, Bessie, dau, b. Sep 1880, b. Mich, fat b. Scotland, mor b. Ohio.
  • On 21 Feb 1903 James and Mary's daughter, Bessie A. Kirkup married Louis E. Barton at Summit County, Ohio, as his second wife.
  • On 29 Jul 1909 Mary A. Jones, his wife, died at Rootstown, Portage County, Ohio, at age 66.
  • James S. Kirkup died on 10 Jun 1911 at Brimfield, Portage County, Ohio. He was 68 years, 1 month and 4 days old.
  • He was buried in Jun 1911 at Homeland Cemetery, Rootstown, Portage County, Ohio, lot 148, section A, grave 1.
  • Last Edited: 31 May 2016

Family 1: Susan M. Budd b. 1844, d. 16 Apr 1897

  • Nellie G. Kirkup b. 8 Dec 1866, d. 22 Apr 1875
  • Samuel F. Kirkup b. 7 Dec 1867, d. 8 Jan 1874
  • George Frederick Kirkup b. 9 Dec 1869

Family 2: Mary A. Jones b. 20 Nov 1842, d. 29 Jul 1909

  • Daisy Dean Kirkup b. Nov 1876, d. 10 Mar 1958
  • Thomas James Kirkup b. 28 Jun 1878
  • Bessie A. Kirkup b. Sep 1883, d. 1961

Solomon Kittredge

b. 8 September 1818, d. 29 July 1896
  • Father: Hezekiah Kittredge b. 15 Jun 1793, d. 23 Jul 1861
  • Mother: Rebecca Chapman b. 11 Mar 1794, d. 1 Oct 1863
  • Company: C
  • Solomon Kittredge was born on 8 Sep 1818 at Mont Vernon, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, son of Hezekiah Kittredge and Rebecca Chapman, or in Billerica, MA, per his death record.
  • On 4 Jul 1842 Solomon Kittredge, 23, married Hannah H. Richardson, 27, daughter of Obadiah Richardson and Rhoda Hazeltone, at Dracut, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
  • Solomon Kittredge and Hannah H. Richardson were enumerated in the 1850 US Federal census on 24 Sep 1850 at Shirley, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, where he works as a stone-cutter.
  • Solomon Kittredge and Hannah H. Richardson were enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 7 Jun 1860 at Lowell, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, as:
    Sullivan [sic] Kittredge, 42, stone mason, $30 personal property, b. MA (as were all in the family)
    Hannah, 44, wife
    Mary A., 17
    Munroe, 12
    Harriet L., 8
    Frank, 6.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Solomon gave his occupation as stone mason.
  • In 1861 Solomon was living at Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 17 Dec 1861 Solomon mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 43 years, 3 months and 9 days old.
  • On 1 May 1862 Solomon ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts with no reason given in the 1870 roster.

  • On 30 May 1866 Solomon and Hannah's daughter, Minerva Kittredge married Charles H. Chapman at Lunenburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both. (Note: he was a veteran of the 26th New York Cavalry.)
  • Solomon Kitteredge made application for a veteran's pension on 1 Nov 1866, and received certificate number 723541.
  • Solomon and Hannah's daughter, Mary A. Kittredge married Mr. [--?--] Trumbull.
  • On 27 Nov 1873 Solomon and Hannah's daughter, Harriet Louisa Kittredge married Albert H. Sherman at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • In 1879 mentioned in Marvin's history of Lancaster.
  • Solomon Kittredge and Hannah H. Richardson were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census in Jun 1880 at Townsend, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, as:
    Kittredge, Solomon, 61, farmer, b. MA, father b. NH, mother b. MA
    ---, Hannah H., 68, wife, b. MA.
  • On 28 Aug 1894 Hannah H. Richardson, his wife, died at Lunenburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 80 of dropsey.
  • Solomon Kittredge died on 29 Jul 1896 at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 77 years, 10 months and 21 days old.
  • He was buried in Jul 1896 at Evergreen Cemetery, Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Section 10, Lot 205.
  • Last Edited: 1 Aug 2016

Family: Hannah H. Richardson b. 21 Aug 1814, d. 28 Aug 1894

  • Mary A. Kittredge b. 18 May 1843, d. 13 May 1912
  • Minerva Kittredge b. 14 Dec 1844
  • Munroe H. Kittredge b. 1848, d. 29 Jun 1903
  • Harriet Louisa Kittredge b. 17 Aug 1852, d. 6 Oct 1923
  • Frank Kittredge b. 21 Oct 1854

James H. Kneeland

b. 1837, d. 11 May 1891
  • Father: Andrew Kneeland b. 1791, d. 26 Mar 1866
  • Mother: Catherine McCarrick b. 1803, d. 3 May 1876
  • Company: D
  • James H. Kneeland was born about in 1837 at Ireland, son of Andrew Kneeland and Catherine McCarrick.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, James gave his occupation as carriage smith.

  • 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 24 years old.
  • On 17 Sep 1862 James H. Kneeland was wounded at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland, and had his arm amputated.
  • On 22 Oct 1862 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, James H. Kneeland was mentioned, together with 20 others, among the wounded at the Patent Office hospital in Washington, D.C.
  • On 13 Dec 1862 James ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to disability.

  • Following the Battle of Antietam, James H. was reported as AWOL. He eventually showed up at an Army Post in NY.
    After he was mustered out of the Army, he re-enlisted and became an orderly in the White House, which at that time was used as a hospital.
  • He made application for a veteran's pension on 6 Feb 1863, and received certificate number 12284.
  • Starting 17 Jul 1863, James also served in the 2nd Battn Regiment VRC, Company 102nd as a hospital orderly.
  • He ended his service with 2nd VRC receiving a disability discharge on 27 Sep 1864.
  • On 26 Mar 1866 his father, Andrew Kneeland, died at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 3 May 1876 his mother, Catherine McCarrick, died at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 23 Oct 1879 James H. Kneeland married Ann Minns, daughter of Patrick Minns and Catherine [--?--], at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • James H. Kneeland and Ann Minns were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census in Jun 1880 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    James T KNEELAND, painter, 40, b. MA
    Ann, 35, b. Ireland. No children are enumerated.
  • On 12 Dec 1881 James's sister, Margaret Kneeland, married Michael Donahue at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • James H. Kneeland was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Co D, where he lost his right arm.
  • He died on 11 May 1891 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of consumption. He was 54 years old.
  • He was buried on 13 May 1891 at Saint Johns Cemetery, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, (Section A, Number 2 Range 5) in his father's plot with his parents.
  • In Jul 1899 Ann Kneeland received a pension to surviving family member in Massachusetts based on James's service; his wife, received certificate 384830.
  • James's wife, Ann Minns, died and was buried on 27 Aug 1906 at Saint Johns Cemetery, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • James H. Kneeland and Ann Minns had no issue.
  • Last Edited: 18 Apr 2016

Family: Ann Minns b. between 1844 - 1845, d. 25 Aug 1906

Andrew Spurr Knight

b. 14 May 1838, d. 24 March 1912
  • Father: Lyman Knight b. 29 May 1819, d. 3 Feb 1844
  • Mother: Hannah Brown b. 8 Jan 1814, d. 20 Jul 1883
  • Company: D
  • Andrew Spurr Knight was born on 14 May 1838 at Charlton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Lyman Knight and Hannah Brown.
  • On 3 Feb 1844 his father, Lyman Knight, died at Charlton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 24.
  • In 1844, at Charlton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Andrew was involved in a guardianship proceeding at the probate court.
  • On 21 Oct 1858 Andrew S. Knights, 20, married Catherine A. Olds, 23, daughter of William B. Olds and Evelina [--?--], at Charlton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1862, Andrew gave his occupation as shoemaker.
  • In 1862 Andrew was living at Charlton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 13 Aug 1862 Andrew mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Charlton, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 24 years, 2 months and 30 days old.
  • On 17 Sep 1862 Andrew was wounded at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland, in the leg and head.
  • On 15 Jan 1864 Andrew was transferred from to the V. R. C. to.
  • On 28 Jul 1864 Andrew ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to completion of his term of service, as of Co. "A", 6th V. R. C.

  • He made application for a veteran's pension on 10 Apr 1865, and received certificate number 57508.
  • He and Catherine A. Olds were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 11 Jul 1870 at Charlton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Knight, Andrew, 31, carpenter, b. MA
    ---, Katie, 34, b. MA
    ---, Lyman W., 10, b. MA.
  • Andrew Spurr Knight and Catherine A. Olds were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 23 Jun 1880 at Charlton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Andrew S Knight, 43, carpenter, b. Massachusetts, United States
    Kate A Knight, Wife, 45, b. Massachusetts, United States
    Lyman W Knight, Son, 20, b. Massachusetts, United States.
  • On 16 Jan 1885 his grandson, Clifford Blackburn Knight, son of Lyman William Knight, was born at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Lyman and Eliza M. (Money) Knight.
  • Andrew S. Knights was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Charlton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Co. D.
  • He and Catherine A. Olds were enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 21 Jun 1900 at Charlton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Knight, S. Andrew, b. May 1837, 63, married 41 years, b. MA (of MA parents), printer
    ---, Catherine A., wife, b. Oct 1835, she had one child who is deceased, b. MA (of MA parents)
    ---, Clifford B., g-son, b. Jan 1885, b. MA (of MA parents.)
  • Andrew Spurr Knight died on 24 Mar 1912 at Charlton, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 73 years, 10 months and 10 days old.
  • He was buried in Mar 1912 at Union Cemetery, Charlton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 9 Apr 1912 Catherine A. Olds received a pension to surviving family member based on Andrew's service; his wife, received certificate 741526.
  • Catherine outlived Andrew and died on 11 Nov 1914 at Charlton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 79.
  • Last Edited: 6 Nov 2016

Family: Catherine A. Olds b. 3 Oct 1835, d. 11 Nov 1914

  • Lyman William Knight b. 4 Feb 1860