Amos W. Lawrence

b. 30 April 1832, d. 12 October 1862
  • Father: Amos Lawrence
  • Mother: Lydia Cummings
  • Company: B
  • Amos W. Lawrence was born on 30 Apr 1832 at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Amos Lawrence and Lydia Cummings.
  • On 6 Jan 1853 Amos W. Lawrence, 20, married Catharine S. Streeter, 21, daughter of Levi Streeter and Sarah Packard, at Troy, Cheshire County, New Hampshire.
  • In 1861 Amos was living at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Amos gave his occupation as carpenter.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Amos mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 29 years, 2 months and 12 days old.
  • He died on 12 Oct 1862 at Mount Pleasant Hospital, Washington, DC, of disease. He was 30 years, 5 months and 12 days old.
  • He was buried in 1862 at Laurel Hill Cemetery, Div. 2, Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, (East of Central Entrance), Japonica Path.
  • On 26 Nov 1862 Catharine S. Streeter received a pension to surviving family member based on Amos's service; received certificate 20768.
  • His estate was probated in 1862 at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, and is listed in the Worcester County probate index.
  • A photograph or image of Amos W. Lawrence is located at The Fitchburg Historical Society, Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • He's surviving family was enumerated in the household of Chester Franklin Brown and Sarah J. Streeter in the 1870 US Federal Census on 27 Jun 1870 at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Brown, Chester F., 35, painter, b. MA
    ---, Sarah J., 36, b. NH (sister-in-law)
    Lawrence, Catherine, 38, b. NH
    ---, Addie E., 12, b. NH (sic.)
  • On 14 Feb 1884 Amos's daughter, Addie E. Lawrence married Alfred Joel Nims at Massachusetts.
  • In 1893 Catharine S. Lawrence was living at Depot Square, Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as "widow of Amos", according to the Leominster city directory.
  • Amos's wife, Catharine S. Streeter, died and was buried in Dec 1902 at Laurel Hill Cemetery, Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 71 years and 2 months.
  • Last Edited: 18 Apr 2016

Family: Catharine S. Streeter b. 9 Sep 1831, d. 24 Dec 1902

  • Cecil Henry Lawrence b. 24 Jan 1856
  • Addie E. Lawrence b. 27 Feb 1858, d. 19 Oct 1919

Salas V. Lawrence

b. between 1831 and 1832
  • Company: 1_SS
  • Salas V. Lawrence was born between 1831 - 1832.
  • In 1862 Salas was living at Lexington, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.

  • On 15 Oct 1862 Salas V. Lawrence mustered into service with the 1st Company Massachusetts Sharpshooters according to the 1870 AG report with no further information.
  • Last Edited: 9 Sep 2012

Walter Lawrence

b. between 1842 and 1843
  • Company: A
  • Walter Lawrence was born between 1842 - 1843 at Canada.
  • In 1864 Walter was living at Canada.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1864, Walter gave his occupation as farmer.

  • On 28 Mar 1864 Walter mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry and received a bounty of $325, being credited to the quota of Chelsea, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.
  • On 10 May 1864 Walter was wounded at Spotsylvania, Virginia.
  • On 27 Jul 1864, Walter was administratively transfered to the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, according to the 1870 roster.
  • Walter also served in the 9th V. R. C., Company A.
  • Walter ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by transfer to the Veterans' Reserve Corps, according to the MASSCW, at an unspecified date.

  • He ended his service on 22 Jul 1865.
  • He made application at Illinois for a veteran's pension on 13 Feb 1891, received certificate number 712617.
  • Last Edited: 23 Mar 2012

Willard Raymond Lawrence

b. 28 June 1833, d. 21 October 1861
  • Father: Danforth Lawrence
  • Mother: Mary [--?--]
  • Company: C
  • Willard Raymond Lawrence was born on 28 Jun 1833 at Jaffrey, Cheshire County, New Hampshire, son of Danforth Lawrence and Mary [--?--].
  • On 28 Apr 1857 Willard Raymond Lawrence, 23, married Emily Malvina Howard, 18, daughter of Edwin Howard and Martha Fairbanks, at Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Willard gave his occupation as farmer.
  • In 1861 Willard was living at Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Willard mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 28 years and 14 days old.
  • He died on 21 Oct 1861 at The Battle of Ball's Bluff, Leesburg, Virginia, "shot through the abdomen," in one version. He was 28 years, 3 months and 23 days old.
  • According to Marvin's history of Lancaster, Massachusetts,
    "He entered the service from a sense of duty, leaving a wife and two children, one in addition, being born after his enlistment. He was killed by a ball in the head. Lawrence was a man of steady and industrious habits, and was esteemed by all his acquaintance. His wife and three young children were left as a legacy for his country's care and protection."
  • On 30 Oct 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Willard Raymond Lawrence was included, with 304 other men, among "The Killed Wounded and Missing of the Fifteenth Regiment," after Ball's Bluff.
  • On 4 Apr 1862 Emily Malvina Howard received a pension to surviving family member based on Willard's service; his wife, received certificate number 101. (Note: The pension certificates were numbered sequentially as they were issued. Some of the earliest survivor pensions were issued for the men who died at Ball's Bluff.)
  • In 1868 Willard Raymond Lawrence was included on the Civil War memorial at Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at Lancaster Town Library, as "Walter."
  • On 2 Feb 1869 Willard's widow, Emily Malvina Lawrence remarried Samuel Rugg at Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a second marriage for both.
  • On 22 Apr 1869 Edwin Howard, Willard's father-in-law, made application for a pension as guardian to Willard's surviving dependants, and was named for minors.
  • On 17 May 1879 Emily (Howard) Rugg had a fourth child, a daughter, Edith Howard RUGG, who died 31 Jan 1898 at Fitchburg.
  • Emily, his wife, outlived Willard and died on 28 Sep 1900 at Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 61.
  • Last Edited: 26 Mar 2013

Family: Emily Malvina Howard b. 28 Apr 1839, d. 28 Sep 1900

  • Mary Emily Lawrence b. 20 Jun 1858, d. 7 Dec 1894
  • Helen Francis Lawrence b. 11 May 1860
  • Edwin Willard Lawrence b. 12 Nov 1861

Theodore Lawton

b. 17 June 1833, d. 6 April 1910
  • Father: Robinson Lawton
  • Mother: Ann Brierly
  • Company: H
  • Theodore Lawton was born on 17 Jun 1833 at Germantown, Adams County, Pennsylvania, son of Robinson Lawton and Ann Brierly.
  • In 1861 Theodore was living at Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Theodore gave his occupation as machinist.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Theodore mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 28 years and 25 days old.
  • On 18 Sep 1862 Theodore ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to disability.

  • On 25 Dec 1867 Theodore Lawton, 34, married Selina Frances Hanners, 21, daughter of Thomas Hanners and Margaret Ballentine, at Somersworth, Strafford County, New Hampshire.
  • Theodore Lawton and Selina Frances Hanners were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 26 Jul 1870 at Saundersville P. O., Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Lawton, Theodore, 34, machinist, b. PA
    ---, Salina, 24, b. RI
    (nextdoor to)
    Lawton, Thos. W., 42, machinist, b. England
    ---, Esther, 42, b. RI
    ---, Addie E., 12, b. MA.
  • On 23 Oct 1876 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Theodore Lawton was reported present at the 10th annual reunion of the 15th Massachusetts in an article in the Fitchburg Sentinel.
  • He made application for a veteran's pension on 8 Jul 1878.
  • He and Selina Frances Hanners were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 5 Jun 1880 at Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Lawton, Theodore, 43, machinist, b. (PA) parents b. England
    ---, Saline, 34, wife, b. RI (of RI parents)
    ---, Arthur E., 7, son, b. Northbridge, MA.
  • Theodore Lawton was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Whitinsville, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company H.
  • On 3 Apr 1891 his son, Arthur Eugene Lawton, died at Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 18.
  • Theodore Lawton made application for a veteran's pension on 2 Jul 1898, and received certificate number 162319.
  • He and Selina Frances Hanners were enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 6 Jun 1900 at Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Lawton, Theodore, head, b. June 1833, married 32 years, b. PA (parents b. England), machinist
    ---, Salina F., wife, b. Aug 1846, one of her two children living
    ---, Lorna E., daur, b. May 1885, b. MA.
  • On 21 Oct 1903 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Theodore Lawton attended the 37th annual regimental reunion with some eighty other veterans.
  • In 1906 Theodore was living at Whitinsville, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 20 Oct 1906 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Theodore Lawton 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.)
  • He died on 6 Apr 1910 at Northbridge (Whitinsville), Worcester County, Massachusetts, of angina pectoris. He was 76 years, 9 months and 20 days old.
  • He was buried on 9 Apr 1910 at Pine Grove Cemetery, Northbridge (Whitinsville), Worcester County, Massachusetts, with his sister-in-law and her husband.
  • On 4 May 1910 Selina Frances Hanners received a pension to surviving family member in Massachusetts based on Theodore's service; his wife, received certificate number 704549.
  • On 16 Jun 1910 Theodore's daughter, Lena Emma Lawton married William G. Blair Jr. at Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 27 Oct 1910 Theodore Lawton was reported as deceased at the 44th regimental reunion.
  • Selina, his wife, outlived Theodore and died on 4 Feb 1913 at Whitinsville, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 66.
  • Last Edited: 7 Jun 2017

Family: Selina Frances Hanners b. 7 Aug 1846, d. 4 Feb 1913

  • Arthur Eugene Lawton b. 23 Nov 1872, d. 3 Apr 1891
  • Lena Emma Lawton b. 6 May 1885

Gilman W. Laythe

b. 15 February 1838, d. 5 April 1915
  • Father: Asa Laythe b. 9 Mar 1810, d. 12 Oct 1863
  • Mother: Anna [--?--] b. 1815
  • Company: C
  • Gilman W. Laythe was also known as Gilman W. Lathe in the 1870 roster and the 1860 census.
  • He was born on 15 Feb 1838 at Newport, Orleans County, Vermont, son of Asa Laythe and Anna [--?--].
  • His mother, Anna [--?--], died.
  • On 2 May 1850 Gilman and Elizabeth's widowed father, Asa Laythe, remarried to Charity Houghton at Bolton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a second marriage for him and the first for her.
  • Gilman W. Laythe was enumerated in the household of Asa Laythe and Charity Houghton in the 1860 US Federal Census on 3 Aug 1860 at Harvard P. O., Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Asa LATHE, 51, fireman in mill, $650 real estate, $200 personal estate, b. VT
    Charity, 50, b. MA
    Gilman W., 22, shoemaker, b. VT
    Elizabeth, 14, b. MA.
  • In 1861 Gilman was living at Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Gilman gave his occupation as shoemaker.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Gilman mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 23 years, 4 months and 27 days old.
  • In 1861 Gilman W. Laythe and Orin Asa Laythe, uncle and nephew, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.
  • On 17 Sep 1862 Gilman was wounded at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland.
  • On 6 Jan 1863 Gilman ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to disability.

  • On 12 Oct 1863 his father, Asa Laythe, died at Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 53.
  • On 23 Dec 1868 Gilman W. Laythe, 30, married Sarah A. Dodge, 29, daughter of Ira B. Dodge and Susan Hartwell, at Wenham, Essex County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Gilman W. Laythe and Sarah A. Dodge were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 9 Jun 1870 at Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Lathe, Gilman W., 32, shoe dealer, b. VT
    ---, Annie, 28, b. MA
    ---, Charity, 60, b. MA (his step-mother.)
  • Gilman W. Laythe made application for a veteran's pension on 1 Jun 1880, received certificate number 218221.
  • He and Sarah A. Dodge were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 7 Jun 1880 at Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Laythe, Gilman W., 42, boot and shoe retail, b. VT (of VT parents)
    ---, Sarah A., wife, b. MA
    ---, Arther J., 9, son, b. MA
    ---, Henry G., 2, son, b. MA
    Fitch, William, 21, lodger, b. MA (of MA parents.)
  • In 1886 Gilman was living at Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • In Jun 1886 Gilman W. Laythe took part in the regimental reunion Excursion to the Battle-Fields of Gettysburg, PA., Antietam, MD., Ball's Bluff, Virginia and Washington, D.C.
  • About 1887 Gilman W. Laythe was in the shoe trade.
  • He was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Co. C.
  • In 1896, Gilman was included in "The History of Clinton, Massachusetts."
  • He and Sarah A. Dodge were enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 4 Jun 1900 at Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, enumerated as follows:
    LAYTHE, Gilman W., head, b. Feb 1838, in VT, as were his parents, married 31 years, shoe merchant
    Sarah A., wife, Oct 1839, in MA, as were her parents, both of her children are still living
    Henry G., son, b. Apr 1878, in MA, single, shoe salesman
    PRATT, Robert M., Lodger, newspaper reporter
    Lillian E.M., lodger.
  • On 23 Jan 1901 Sarah A. Dodge, his wife, died at Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 61.
  • On 21 Oct 1907 at Grand Army Hall, Worcester, Massachusetts, Gilman W. Laythe 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.
  • He died on 5 Apr 1915 at Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 77 years, 1 month and 21 days old.
  • He was buried in Apr 1915 at Woodlawn Cemetery, Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Last Edited: 11 Aug 2012

Family: Sarah A. Dodge b. 9 Oct 1839, d. 23 Jan 1901

  • Lucius A. Laythe b. 13 Apr 1872
  • Henry Gilman Laythe b. 6 Apr 1874, d. 1906

Orin Asa Laythe

b. 19 February 1835, d. 30 March 1909
  • Father: Orin Laythe b. 27 Jun 1788, d. 3 Nov 1863
  • Mother: Thankful Elliott b. 19 Jan 1789, d. 17 Sep 1865
  • Company: C
  • Orin Asa Laythe was born on 19 Feb 1835 at Newport, Orleans County, Vermont, son of Orin Laythe and Thankful Elliott.
  • Orin Asa Laythe was enumerated in the household of Orin Laythe and Thankful Elliott in the 1850 US Federal Census on 23 Aug 1850 at Salem, Orleans County, Vermont, as:
    Orin Laythe, 62, farmer, b. MA
    Thankful, 64, b. VT
    Eben, 23, b. VT
    Abbie, 18, b. VT
    Belden, 19, b. VT
    **Orren, 15, b. VT.
  • In 1862 Orin was living at Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Orin gave his occupation as carpenter.
  • In 1861 Orin Asa Laythe and Gilman W. Laythe, uncle and nephew, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.

  • On 12 Aug 1862 Orin mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 27 years, 5 months and 24 days old.
  • On 17 Sep 1862 Orin was wounded at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland, on the shoulder and breast.
  • On 14 Mar 1863 Orin ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts with no reason given in the 1870 roster.

  • He made application for a veteran's pension in Apr 1863, received certificate number 17491.
  • On 15 Oct 1872 Orin Asa Laythe, 37, married Georgianna Albee, 32, daughter of John Albee and Julia Irene Cummings, at Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Orin Asa Laythe and Georgianna Albee were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census in Jun 1880 at Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    LAYTHE, Orrin A., 45, livery stable keepier, b. VT
    ---, Georgiana, 39, wife, b. MA
    Julia I., 4, daughter, b. MA.
  • On 18 Jul 1883, Orin was was appointed guardian of a minor, Julia Irene Laythe, of Clinton.
  • In 1886 Orin was living at Sterling, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • In Jun 1886 Orin Asa Laythe took part in the regimental reunion Excursion to the Battle-Fields of Gettysburg, PA., Antietam, MD., Ball's Bluff, Virginia and Washington, D.C.
  • He was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Sterling, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company C, where he received wounds in the chest and shoulder.
  • On 2 Dec 1893 Orin Asa Laythe was elected Q. M. of Post 59, G. A. R.
  • In 1896, Orin was included in "The History of Clinton, Massachusetts."
  • He and Georgianna Albee were enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 5 Jun 1900 at Sterling, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Laythe, Oren, b. Feb 1835, married 27 years, b. VT
    ---, Georgianna, wife, b. Oct 1840, one of two children living, b. MA (fath b. ME, mor b. MA)
    ---, J. Irene, daur, b. Nov 1875, single, b. MA, teacher.
  • On 29 Apr 1903 Orin and Georgianna's daughter, Julia Irene Laythe married Charles Augustus Thibeault at Sterling, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • On 12 Oct 1906 Georgianna Albee, his wife, died at Sterling, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 66.
  • Orin Asa Laythe died on 30 Mar 1909 at Sterling, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 74 years, 1 month and 11 days old.
  • He was buried on 2 Apr 1909 at Oak Hill Cemetery, Sterling, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Last Edited: 11 Apr 2016

Family: Georgianna Albee b. 6 Oct 1840, d. 12 Oct 1906

  • Julia Irene Laythe b. 14 Nov 1875
  • Male Laythe b. 23 Sep 1879, d. 23 Sep 1879

Richard Layton

b. between 1835 and 1836
  • Company: F
  • Richard Layton was also known as Richard Leighton in some Navy records per MASSCW.
  • He was born between 1835 - 1836 at Fairfax, Fairfax County, Virginia.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1863, Richard gave his occupation as soldier (This suggests he may have served in another unit before the 15th, but none found in MA.)

  • On 30 Jul 1863 Richard mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.
  • On 23 Apr 1864 Richard ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by transfer to the U. S. Navy.

  • Starting 3 May 1864, Richard also served in the Navy as an Ordinary Seaman for three years.
  • Between 1864 - 1865 He served on the Recg. ship "Princeton" and the "U. S. S. James Adger."
  • He ended his service as a Seaman on 21 Jul 1865.
  • Last Edited: 18 Dec 2014

Flavel Leach Jr.

b. 22 January 1822, d. 22 June 1901
  • Father: Flavel Leach b. 20 Oct 1785, d. 29 Nov 1864
  • Mother: Elizabeth Plank b. 17 Mar 1788, d. 17 Jun 1871
  • Company: B
  • Flavel Leach Jr. was born on 22 Jan 1822 at Killingly, Windham County, Connecticut, son of Flavel Leach and Elizabeth Plank.
  • In 1840 at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Flavel appeared on the Militia Roll.
  • On 24 Jul 1841 Flavel Leach Jr., 19, declared an intention of marriage to Betsey C. Lovell at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 14 Aug 1841 Flavel Leach Jr., 19, married Betsey C. Lovell at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • In May 1846 at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Flavel appeared on the Militia Roll.
  • He and Elizabeth C. Lovell were enumerated in the 1850 US Federal census on 24 Aug 1850 at Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Daniel(sic) Leach, 38, winder, b. MA (sic)
    Elizabeth, 32, b. MA
    Celia, 5, b. MA.
  • Flavel Leach Jr. and Elizabeth C. Lovell were enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 7 Jun 1860 at Shirley, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, as:
    Flavel Leach, 38, factory overseer, b. CT
    Elizabeth, 38, b. CT
    Celia M., 14, b. CT
    Amelia H., 8, b. MA
    Charles C., 3, b. MA.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Flavel gave his occupation as manufacturer.
  • In 1861 Flavel was living at Boylston, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 14 Dec 1861 Flavel mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as a Sergeant, being credited to the quota of Boylston, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 39 years, 10 months and 22 days old.
  • On 18 Sep 1862 Flavel was promoted to Corporal.
  • On 1 Sep 1863 Flavel was promoted to Sergeant.
  • In May 1864 Flavel was wounded on the thighs.
  • On 25 May 1864 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Flavel Leach Jr. was mentioned among the casualties.
  • On 28 Jul 1864 Flavel ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts having fulfilled his term of service.

  • On 29 Nov 1864 his father, Flavel Leach, died at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of consumption at age 79.
  • On 16 Oct 1867 Flavel and Elizabeth's daughter, Celia Maria Leach married Edmond S. Harris at Boylston, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Flavel Leach Jr. made application for a veteran's pension in Aug 1868, received certificate number 110338.
  • He and Elizabeth C. Lovell were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 3 Jun 1870 at Lawrence, Essex County, Massachusetts, with their three youngest, where he is a card clother.
  • On 14 Aug 1870 Flavel and Elizabeth's daughter, Amelia Hannah Leach married Henry A. Dalrymple at Lawrence, Essex County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • On 11 Sep 1878 Flavel and Elizabeth's son, Charles C. Leach married Mary C. Morsman at Dracut, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Flavel Leach Jr. and Elizabeth C. Lovell were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census in Jun 1880 at Dry Ford, Randolph County, West Virginia, as:
    Leach, Flavel, 56, farmer, b. NH (as were his parents) (sic)
    ---, Elizabeth C., 50, b. NH (sic)
    ---, Clinton W., 20, b. NH (sic.)
  • On 20 Oct 1883 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Flavel Leach Jr. attended the 17th annual reunion of the 15th regiment association, with some 110 other veterans of the regiment. (Report from the Fitchburg Sentinel.)
  • On 18 Aug 1886 at Boylston, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Flavel Leach Jr. was listed on "Boylston's Roll of Honor in the War of the Rebellion," in the Centennial celebration of the incorporation of the town of Boylston, Massachusetts.
  • He was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, Hampton, Elizabeth City, Virginia, as having served in Co. B, 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry where he received a gunshot wound in the right thigh.
  • On 21 May 1897 Elizabeth C. Lovell, his wife, died.
  • Flavel Leach Jr. died on 22 Jun 1901 at National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, Hampton, Elizabeth City, Virginia. He was 79 years and 5 months old.
  • An obituary for Flavel Leach Jr. was published as follows: from the Fitchburg Sentinel, Saturday, 6 July 1901:
    Death of Sergt. Flavel Leach
    Sergt. Flavel Leach, who died at the Soldiers' Home at Hampton, Va., June 22 was a native of Killingly, Ct., but his parents, Flavel and Elizabeth Leach, resided on Prichard street in this city for many years and are well remembered by older inhabitants. The son was born before his parents removed to Fitchburg and, while a young man, he was for a time supt. for N. F. Ackley of the Stone mill (now Cushing's), then a cotton manufactory.
    At the breaking out of the Civil War he resided at Boylston and enlisted Dec. 14, 1861, in the Fitchburg Fusiliers, Co. B, 15th Mass. regiment. He served in the hard fought battles in which the regiment took part during the Peninsular campaign, at Antietam, Gettysburg and other actions till he was badly wounded in the knee. He did duty in the hospital at Philadelphia after he had sufficiently recovered from his wound till he was discharged at the expiration of his term of service, July 28, 1864. He was a favorite with his comrades, especially with the younger soldiers, and is remembered for many acts of kindness. He was one of the older members of the company, being in his 40th year when he enlisted. His home was in Virginia during the last 20 years of his life.
    He married in 1843, Miss Elizabeth C. Lovell, who died, May 21, 1897. He leaves four children -- Mrs. E. S. Harris of this city, Mrs. H. A. Dalrymple of Worcester, Charles C. Leach of Exeter, N. H., and C. W. Leach of Pendelton county, West Virginia. He was a brother of Mrs. Daniel R. Streeter and Mrs. Daniel Jennison, late of this city.
    Mr. Leach was the last of his father's family. He was buried with military honors, June 24, at the new National cemetery connected with the Soldiers' Home at Hampton.
  • He was buried in Jun 1901 at Hampton National Cemetery, Hampton, Virginia, Section C Site 8153.
  • Last Edited: 18 Apr 2016

Family: Elizabeth C. Lovell b. between 1821 - 1822, d. 21 May 1897

  • Celia Maria Leach b. 29 Apr 1847
  • Amelia Hannah Leach b. 22 Dec 1850
  • Charles C. Leach b. 13 Jun 1857
  • Clinton W. Leach b. 9 Nov 1860

James Leahey

b. between 1841 and 1842, d. 1890
  • Company: H
  • James Leahey was born between 1841 - 1842 at New York City, New York.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, James gave his occupation as laborer.
  • James Roach was apparently an alias he used in the 15th Massachusetts, and it is recorded as such in Ford's history of the 15th and the 1870 roster. However his wife claimed it was an alias when she made her pension application.

  • On 1 Aug 1863 James mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry having been drafted.
  • On 6 May 1864 James was wounded at The Battle of the Wilderness, Spotsylvania County, Virginia.
  • On 18 May 1864 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, James Leahey was noted among the wounded at the Battle of the Wilderness.
  • On 25 May 1864 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, James Leahey was mentioned among the casualties.
  • On 27 Jul 1864 James ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by transfer to the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.

  • He ended his service with the 20th Massachusetts by discharge due to disability on 15 Jun 1865 at Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.
  • He made application at Massachusetts for a veteran's pension on 24 Jul 1865, and received certificate number 63332.
  • James Leahey married Ann [--?--].
  • James Leahey died in 1890.
  • On 29 Sep 1890 Ann [--?--] received a pension to surviving family member in New York based on James's service; and received certificate number 351061.
  • Last Edited: 23 Jul 2009

Family: Ann [--?--] b. 1840

Jerome Leavitt

b. 14 March 1833, d. 10 August 1914

Jerome Leavitt
  • Father: Rouse Howland Leavitt b. 8 Nov 1773, d. 14 May 1865
  • Mother: Anne Morse b. 8 Nov 1785, d. 31 Oct 1893
  • Company: 1_SS
  • Jerome Leavitt was born on 14 Mar 1833 at Buckfield, Oxford County, Maine, son of Rouse Howland Leavitt and Anne Morse.
  • Jerome Leavitt was enumerated in the household of Rouse Howland Leavitt and Anne Morse in the 1850 US Federal Census on 20 Jul 1850 at Turner, Oxford County, Maine, as:
    Rouse H. Leavitt, 76, farmer, b. RI
    Ann, 64, b. ME
    Jerome, 17, laborer, b. ME.
  • On 15 Jan 1856 Jerome Leavitt, 22, married Mary Ann Green, 16, daughter of Richard Harry Green and Mary Alice Witherow, at Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • At the time of his enlistment, Jerome gave his occupation as shoemaker.
  • In 1861 Jerome was living at Middleton, Essex County, Massachusetts.

  • On 2 Sep 1861 Jerome Leavitt mustered into service with the 1st Company Massachusetts Sharpshooters. He was 28 years, 5 months and 19 days old.
  • On 13 Mar 1862 at "Salem Register", Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts, Jerome Leavitt was mentioned in an article about the bodyguard which returned the deceased General Lander to Salem for interment. He may have been included in a group photo believed to have been taken of the Sharpshooters selected to accompany General. The officer standing at the far left is Captain John "Jack" Saunders.
  • On 30 Nov 1862 Jerome ended military service with the 1st Massachusetts Sharpshooters by discharge for disability.

  • He made application for a veteran's pension on 13 Feb 1863, and received certificate number 15365.
  • Starting 13 Jan 1865, Jerome also served in the 3rd Regiment U.S. Veteran Reserve Corps, Company F.
  • He ended his service with the 3rd Regiment U.S. Veteran Reserve Corps, Company F on 15 Dec 1865.
  • He and Mary Ann Green were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 2 Jul 1870 at Middleton, Essex County, Massachusetts, as:
    Leavitt, Jerome, 37, shoemaker, b. ME
    ---, Mary A., 31, b. England
    ---, James G., 9, b. MA (as were all the children)
    ---, Willie S., 9
    ---, Samuel H., 5
    ---, Nellie A., 3
    Green, Mary A., 67, b. England (his mother-in-law.)
  • On 1 Oct 1885 Jerome and Mary's daughter, Nellie Alberta Leavitt married Elmer A. Tasker at Middleton, Essex County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Jerome Leavitt was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Middleton, Essex County, Massachusetts, as having served in the 1st Co. Andrews Sharpshooters.
  • He and Mary Ann Green were enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 9 Jun 1900 at Middleton, Essex County, Massachusetts, as:
    Leavitt, Jerome, b. Mar 1833, 67, married 44 years, b. ME (of ME parents), Flagman R. R.
    ---, Mary A., wife, b. Aug 1839, all four children living, b. MA (of English parents)
    ---, N. A. Berta, daur, b. Oct 1866, divorced, b. MA
    Early, Wilouby, P. boarder, b. Dec 1870, single, b. Nova Scotia, immig 1890, carpenter.
  • On 24 Nov 1903 Jerome and Mary's daughter, Nellie Alberta Leavitt married Willoughby P. Earley at Middleton, Essex County, Massachusetts, in a second marrige for her and the first for him.
  • Jerome Leavitt and Mary Ann Green were enumerated in the 1910 US Federal Census on 29 Apr 1910 at Middleton, Essex County, Massachusetts, as:
    Leavitt, Jerome, 77, married first 34 (54?) years, b. ME (of ME parents), flagman on the railroad
    ---, Mary E., wife, 70, all four of her children are living, b. Eng
    Early, Nellie U., daur, 43 married second seven years, no children
    ---, Willoughby P., son-in-law, 39, married first, b. Canada.
  • Jerome Leavitt died on 10 Aug 1914 at Middleton, Essex County, Massachusetts. He was 81 years, 4 months and 27 days old.
  • He was buried in Aug 1914 at Oakdale Cemtery, Middleton, Essex County, Massachusetts.
  • On 24 Aug 1914 Mary Ann Green received a pension to surviving family member in Massachusetts based on Jerome's service; his wife received certificate number 782270.
  • Mary, his wife, outlived Jerome and died on 9 Dec 1917 at Middleton, Essex County, Massachusetts, at age 78.
  • Last Edited: 14 Sep 2016

Family: Mary Ann Green b. 2 Aug 1839, d. 9 Dec 1917

  • James Green Leavitt b. 1 Jun 1857, d. 6 Apr 1926
  • Samuel Holt Leavitt b. 30 Apr 1864, d. Dec 1931
  • Nellie Alberta Leavitt b. 1 Oct 1866, d. 1 Oct 1938
  • Willie Stephen Leavitt b. 26 Dec 1870, d. 13 Feb 1930

John Legasey

b. 3 May 1843, d. 26 May 1931
  • Father: Louis Lagace
  • Mother: Angelique dite Lariviere
  • Company: G
  • Jean Baptiste Lagace was born on 3 May 1843 at St. Hyacinthe, Quebec, Canada, son of Louis Lagace and Angelique dite Lariviere.
  • The following from a correspondent:
    "The first generation in North America was Andre Meignier dit Lagace and his wife,Jacquette Michel, both from Ile-de-Re France. Andre came to Quebec in 1665 with the French Carignan-Salieres Regiment to fight the Indians. His nom de guerre, dit Lagace, was originally dit La Gachette, Lagace is the phonetic spelling of La Gachette. Legasey is one of the many phonetic spellings of Lagace. La Gachette means triger man or good shooter. Jacquette was a "Filles du Roi" or daughters of the king, they were sent to New France to marry and help populate Canada."
  • John Legasey emigrated in 1847 from Canada (French) possibly with a brother, Augustus, who later lived in Grafton. John was naturalized at some later date.
  • He was enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 23 Jul 1860 at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, possibly as:
    John Legacy, 19, farm laborer, b. Canada
    living in the home of S. R. White, (m), 49, railroad agent, b. MA.
  • In 1861 John was living at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, per Ford's history.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in Jul 1861, John gave his occupation as machinist.

  • On 30 Jul 1861 John mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 18 years, 2 months and 27 days old.
  • On 17 Sep 1862 John was wounded at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland, on the arm.
  • On 15 Nov 1862 John ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to disability. (Note: Ford's history gives date as 6 Oct 1863.)

  • He made application for a veteran's pension on 2 Dec 1862, and received certificate number 12378.
  • On 4 Aug 1864 John Legasey, 21, married Ellen Harper, 18, daughter of Oliver Harper, at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 10 Apr 1867, John was naturalized.
  • On 23 Oct 1876 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, John Legasey was reported present at the 10th annual reunion of the 15th Massachusetts in an article in the Fitchburg Sentinel.
  • About 1880 John Legasey was a police officer.
  • He and Ellen Harper were enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 1 Jun 1900 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Legassey, John, b. May 1842, in French Canada, married 37 years, emm. 1847 and naturalized, policeman
    ---, Ellen, wife, b. Mar 1846, one child who is still living
    his son, nextdoor:
    Legassey, George, head, b. Jan 1866 in MA, agent at RR station
    ---, Arena, wife, b. Mar 1869 in MA, no children.
  • On 27 Oct 1910 at The State Mutual Building, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, John Legassey attended the 44th reunion of the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.
  • On 22 Oct 1926 at "The Webster Evening Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, John Legassey was mentioned as attending the 60th reunion of Company I.
  • Between 1920 - 1930 Ellen Harper, his wife, died.
  • John Legasey was enumerated in the 1930 U. S. Federal Census on 5 Apr 1930 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as a widower, age 88, living with his son and daughter-in-law.
  • He died on 26 May 1931. He was 88 years and 23 days old.
  • He was buried in May 1931 at Notre Dame Cemetery, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 22 Oct 1931 at "The Webster Evening Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, John Legasey was mentioned as deceased during the privious year at the 65th regimental reunion.
  • Last Edited: 11 Aug 2012

Family: Ellen Harper b. Mar 1846, d. between 1920 - 1930

  • George Legasy b. 25 Jan 1868

Edson T. Leland

b. 1840, d. 18 September 1862
  • Father: Leander B. Leland b. 2 Mar 1803, d. 18 Nov 1881
  • Mother: Zilpha S. Tifft b. 1810
  • Company: D
  • Edson T. Leland was born in 1840 at Barton, Orleans County, Vermont, son of Leander B. Leland and Zilpha S. Tifft.
  • Edson T. Leland was enumerated in the household of Leander B. Leland and Zilpha S. Tifft in the 1850 US Federal Census on 5 Sep 1850 at Barton, Orleans County, Vermont, as:
    Leander Leland, 47, farmer, b. RI
    Zilphie S., 40, b. RI
    Franklin, 17, b. VT
    Mary Ann, 14, b. VT
    **Edson, 10, b. VT
    Henry, 7, b. VT.
  • In 1861 Edson was living at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Edson gave his occupation as wheelwright in Ford's history, and mechanic in the MASSCW.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Edson mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 21 years old.
  • He was declared missing in action on 30 Jun 1862 at Nelson's Farm, Virginia.
  • He died on 18 Sep 1862 at New York of disease. He was 22 years old.
  • He was buried at Millbury Central Cemetery, Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 15 Jul 1874 Edson T. Leland was included on the Civil War memorial at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Leander, his father, outlived Edson and died on 18 Nov 1881 at Auburn, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 78.
  • On 25 Nov 1881 Zilpha S. Leland received a pension to surviving family member based on Edson's service; his mother received certificate number 206335.
  • Henry Martyn Leland, Edson's younger brother, was a machinist, inventor, engineer and automotive entrepreneur who founded the two premier American luxury brands, Cadillac and Lincoln. See Henry M. Leland at Wikipedia for further information.
  • Last Edited: 26 Nov 2016

Charles Leroy

b. between 1830 and 1831
  • Company: 1_SS
  • Charles Leroy was born between 1830 - 1831.
  • In 1862 Charles was living at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.

  • On 25 Oct 1862 Charles Leroy mustered into service with the 1st Company Massachusetts Sharpshooters according to the 1870 AG report with no further information.
  • Last Edited: 9 Sep 2012

Walter E. Lester

b. between 1834 and 1835
  • Company: K
  • Walter E. Lester was born between 1834 - 1835 at West Brookshire, Orange County, Vermont.
  • In 1862 Walter was living at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Walter gave his occupation as baker, according to Ford, or barber, according to the MASSCW.

  • On 1 Aug 1862 Walter mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 17 Sep 1863 Walter ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by desertion during the march to Antietam.

  • Last Edited: 9 Sep 2012