Edward Lovely

b. November 1843, d. 1 December 1906
  • Company: E
  • Edward Lovely was born in Nov 1843 at Canada (Eng).
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Edward gave his occupation as shoemaker.


  • On 12 Jul 1861 Edward mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 17 years and 8 months old.
  • On 13 Dec 1862 Edward was wounded at The Battle of Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania County, Virginia.
  • On 11 Apr 1863 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Edward Lovely was included in the published list of Oxford volunteers.
  • On 9 Jun 1863 Edward ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by transfer to the Company A, 14th Regiment V. R. C.

  • On 7 Jul 1865 at Washington, DC, Edward , as a member of the V. R. C., was one of the guard that stood on the platform when Mrs. Surratt and the other assassins of President Lincoln were hanged," according to a report in the Worcester Daily Spy, 29 June 1893.
  • He ended his service with the 14th Regiment V. R. C. on 15 Nov 1865.
  • Edward Lovely married Adeline [--?--].
  • Edward Lovely and Adeline [--?--] were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census in Aug 1870 at Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, as:
    Lovely, Edward, 26, works in shoe shop, b. Canada
    ---, Adeline, 27, keeping house, b. Canada.
  • Edward Lovely made application for a veteran's pension on 17 May 1878, and received certificate number 187107.
  • In 1879 Edward was living at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 5 Jul 1879 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Edward Lovely was mentioned in the report on the 12th annual reunion of Company E, 15th Massachusetts Infantry.
  • He and Adeline [--?--] were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census in Jun 1880 at Charlton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Lovely, Edward, 37, shoe bottomer, b. Canada
    ---, Adeline, 40, b. Canada
    Lusignam, Victoria, 14, single, b. Canada.
  • Edward Lovely was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Spencer, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company E, noting that he had an arm broken in service.
  • On 28 Jun 1890 at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Edward Lovely attended the 23rd annual reunion of Company E, 15th Massachusetts Infantry.
  • On 7 Jul 1893 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Edward Lovely was reported as attending the 26th annuel meeting of the Company E association. From The Webster Times, July 7, 1893(Volume XXXVI # 19)
    Company E. Association, 15th Regiment, M. V. M., held its 26th annual meeting in Memorial Hall last week. Roll Call at 11a. m., business meeting, 11:30; dinner at 1 p. m. prepared by Comrade Yeomans and wife. The survivors were called to order by President W. F. Miller. The roll call showed that the only death reported during the year was that of Patrick Feigan, who died in Boston, April 7, 1893, and was buried in St. Roch cemetery of Oxford.
    The following officers were elected for the coming year; President, W. F. Miller of Worcester; Vice President, P. F. Murray of Worcester; Secretary and Treasurer L. E. Thayer of Oxford; Directors, A. B. Yeomans of Oxford, John Humphrey of Oxford, and Oscar L. Guild of Lynn.
    Among the speakers were Rev. Albert Tyler who invoked the blessing; Capt. Murray of Worcester; Capt. B. B. Vassal of Worcester; Secretary L. E. Thayer of Oxford; Caleb F. Dudley; John Humphrey who left an arm at Antietam; Edward Lovely of Spencer; A. B. Hudson of Grafton; and Robert Lusty of Palmer who left a leg at Gettysburg.
  • On 28 Jun 1894 at Grand Army Hall, Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Edward Lovely attended a reunion of Company E, as reported in the Worcester Daily Spy the following day.
  • On 24 Oct 1898 Edward purchased the cobbling shop of George Balding on Central Street, according to a report in the Fitchburg Sentinel.
  • He died on 1 Dec 1906. He was 63 years and 1 month old.
  • He was buried in Dec 1906 at Notre Dame Cemetery, Gardner, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 2 Jan 1907 Adeline [--?--] received a pension to surviving family member in Massachusetts based on Edward's service; his wife, received certificate number 625275.
  • On 21 Oct 1907 Edward Lovely was reported as "deceased" at the regimental reunion and banquet on the 46th anniversary of the Battle of Ball's Bluff, as reported in the Fitchburg Sentinel the following day.
  • Last Edited: 18 Apr 2016

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

Seth L. Lowe

b. 18 July 1840, d. 27 March 1900
  • Father: Jennison Lowe b. 13 Dec 1817, d. 18 Jun 1850
  • Mother: Eliza Gates b. between 1811 - 1812
  • Company: F
  • Seth L. Lowe was born on 18 Jul 1840 at Barre, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Jennison Lowe and Eliza Gates.
  • On 18 Jun 1850 his father, Jennison Lowe, died at Warren, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 32.
  • Seth L. Lowe was enumerated in the household of Jennison Lowe and Eliza Gates in the 1850 US Federal Census on 29 Aug 1850 at Warren, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Jennison Low, 34, stone cutter, b. MA (as were all)
    Eliza, 38
    Caroline, 16
    Harriet, 14
    **Seth, 10
    Ann, 4.
  • Seth L. Lowe was enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 1 Jul 1860 at Union, Tolland County, Connecticut, Seth L. Lowe, 20, joiner, b. MA, living in the home of Charles F. Shepard, 25 and his wife and toddler son. Relationship if any unknown. (Note: this appears to be the right man, but definitive proof is needed.)
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Seth gave his occupation as carpenter.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Seth mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry. He was 20 years, 11 months and 24 days old.
  • On 28 Jul 1864 Seth ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts having fulfilled his term of service.

  • On 22 May 1866 Seth L. Lowe, 25, married Ellen Kelley, 27, daughter of Terence Kelley and Catherine [--?--], at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Seth L. Lowe and Ellen Kelley were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 14 Jun 1870 at Charlestown, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, as:
    Low, Seth L., 29, rigger, b. OH (sic)
    ---, Ellen, 32, b. OH
    ---, Eliza J., 3, b. MA.
  • Seth L. Lowe and Ellen Kelley were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 4 Jun 1880 at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, in the Bay State House as boarders:
    Low, Seth, 40, boarder, fireman , b. MA (as were his parents)
    ---, Ellen, 43, b. OH
    ---, Lida, 13, b. MA (as were both her parents.)
  • Seth L. Lowe was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Waverley House, City Sq., Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.
  • On 18 Mar 1900 at "The Boston Journal", Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, Seth mentioned when he retired as Captain of the Boston Fire Department, Engine 32, Charlestown, after 27 years of service.
  • He died on 27 Mar 1900 at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, of heart disease. He was 59 years, 8 months and 9 days old.
  • He was buried in Mar 1900 at Everett, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
  • He's surviving family was enumerated in the household of Ellen Kelley in the 1900 US Federal Census on 8 Jun 1900 at Waverley House, City Sq., Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, as:
    Lowe, Ellen, head, 62, widow, one child, b. OH
    ---, Lyde J., dau, 33, single, b. MA, pianist.
  • On 21 May 1901 Ellen Kelley received a pension to surviving family member in Massachusetts based on Seth's service; received certificate number 541059.
  • Last Edited: 18 Apr 2014

Family: Ellen Kelley b. Dec 1838

  • Lyda J. Lowe b. Jan 1867

Theodore Eliphas Lowe

b. 3 November 1841, d. 25 June 1900
  • Father: Henry Lowe b. between 1799 - 1800
  • Mother: Mary Gould b. between 1801 - 1802
  • Company: C
  • Theodore Eliphas Lowe was born on 3 Nov 1841 at Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Henry Lowe and Mary Gould, grandson of John and Mary (Burditt) Lowe; a descendant of Thomas Lowe from Suffolk County , England, who came to Ipswich Massachusetts in 1636.
  • Theodore Eliphas Lowe was enumerated in the household of Henry Lowe and Mary Gould in the 1860 US Federal Census on 17 Jul 1860 at Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Henry LOWE, 60, combmaker, b. MA (as were all)
    Mary, 58,
    **Theodore E. (?), 19, comb maker
    in the same two-family building: --
    **Albert W. Lowe, 28, combmaker (b. 1831-2)
    Abbie, 21.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Theodore gave his occupation as comb maker.
  • In 1861 Theodore was living at Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Theodore Eliphas Lowe and Albert W. Lowe, brothers, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry in Co. C. Albert was apparently found physically unfit. (Note: Albert and his wife live in the same building with Theodore and his parents in 1860. )

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Theodore mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 19 years, 8 months and 9 days old.
  • On 17 Sep 1862 Theodore was wounded at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland, on the hip.
  • On 15 Jan 1864 Theodore ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by transfer to the Veteran Reserve Corps.

  • He ended his service with the VRC by mustering out on 19 Nov 1865.
  • On 7 Jul 1866 Theodore enlisted in the 7th U. S. Cavalry, at Ft. Hayes, Missouri.
  • On 7 Sep 1869 Theodore enlisted in the 15th U. S. Infantry at Ft. Almon, New Mexico.
  • On 22 Sep 1874 Theodore enlisted in the 19th U. S. Infantry at Ft. Dodge, Missouri.
  • On 23 Sep 1879 Theodore reenlisted at Ft. Leavenworth, Kansis, in the 19th U. S. Infantry.
  • He was enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census in Jun 1880 at Fort Elliot, Wheeler County, Texas, as a T. E. Lowe, 42, single, b. MA (as were his parents), enumerated as a "soldier."
  • On 5 May 1882 Theodore enlisted in the 21st US Infantry, at ??, serving until 14 Apr 1886.
  • In Dec 1890, at National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers (Pacific Branch), Sawtelle, Los Angeles County, California, Theodore was admitted.
  • At the time he was admitted to the Soldiers' Home, he gave his next-of-kin as John E. Lowe, his brother, living in Clinton, MA.
  • In 1896, Theodore was included in "The History of Clinton, Massachusetts."
  • He was enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 22 Jun 1900 at National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers (Pacific Branch), Sawtelle, Los Angeles County, California, where he is a patient, and enumerated as single. (noted: most all of the inhabitants in this institution are enumerated as "single.")
  • He died on 25 Jun 1900. He was 58 years, 7 months and 22 days old.
  • He was buried in Jun 1900 at Los Angeles National Cemetery, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, Plot: 5 7 RW G.
  • Last Edited: 18 Apr 2016

Henry Cheney Lowell

b. 13 July 1839, d. 12 November 1901
  • Father: Henry Lowell b. 7 Nov 1809, d. 29 Nov 1858
  • Mother: Mariann Wright b. 13 Oct 1820
  • Company: B
  • Henry Cheney Lowell was born on 13 Jul 1839 at Marlow, Cheshire County, New Hampshire, son of Henry Lowell and Mariann Wright, (Harry G.8, Henry7, Simon6, David5, John4, Benjamin3, John2, Percival1.)
  • In 1861 Henry was living at Winchendon, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Henry gave his occupation as tanner, according to the MASSCW; farmer, according to Ford.
  • In 1861 Clark Boutwell Lowell his brother, enlisted as a corporal in Battery "M," 1st N. Y. Light Artillery; taken prisoner 1862, in Bank's retreat in Shenandoah Valley, Va.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Henry mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Winchendon, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 21 years, 11 months and 29 days old.
  • On 29 Apr 1863 Henry ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, due to disability.

  • Henry also served in the 4th Massachusetts Heavy Artillery, Company D.
  • Joseph Walker Lowell his brother, served in Co. "G," 18th N. H. Regt.
  • Henry Cheney Lowell ended his service on 17 Jun 1865.
  • On 2 Nov 1865 Henry Cheney Lowell, 26, married Jane E. Wells, 29, at Wells River, Orange County, Vermont.
  • Henry Cheney Lowell made application for a veteran's pension in Jun 1880.
  • He and Jane E. Wells were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 3 Jun 1880 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Henry C. Lowell, 39, Asst foreman depot, b. VT
    Jane E., 44, b. VT
    Gertie E., 11 , b. MA
    Julius H., 10 , b. MA.
  • In Jun 1886 Henry was living at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, residence unknown by men at Co. B Reunion.
  • After the war, he settled in Worcester, Massachusetts, where he is employed as a baggage master at the central station, per the Lowell Genealogy.
  • On 8 Mar 1890 Jane E. Lowell, his wife, died at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 53.
  • On 10 Apr 1891 Henry and Jane's daughter, Gertrude Eldridge Lowell married William A. Weir at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 19 Jan 1893 Henry and Jane's son, Julius Henry Lowell married Maud A. Parker at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • On 30 Mar 1898 Henry's son, Julius Henry Lowell married Sadie Mehitable Carpenter at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a second marriage for him and the first for her.
  • On 11 May 1898 at "The Fitchburg Sentinel", Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Henry Cheney Lowell was mentioned in an article as an original member of the Fitchburg Fusiliers.
  • On 14 Dec 1898 Henry Cheney Lowell, 59, married Jessie F. Watson, 42, daughter of Charles Henry Watson and Jane Elizabeth Prior, at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, her father also being a former member of the 15th Massachusetts.
  • Henry Cheney Lowell and Jessie F. Watson were enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 1 Jun 1900 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    LOWELL, Hen., head, July 1839, b. New Hampshire (as were his parents), married 27 years, baggage master
    ---, Jessie, wife, July 1858 (?), b. MA (as were her parents) both of her children are still living
    VERRY, Irving, step-son, b. Dec 1873, b. MA (as were his parents), draughtsman.
  • Henry Cheney Lowell died on 12 Nov 1901 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 62 years, 3 months and 30 days old.
  • An obituary for Henry Cheney Lowell was published on 13 Nov 1901 at "The Worcester Daily Spy" as follows:
    Henry C. Lowell.
    Henry C. Lowell, one of the best known railroad men of Worcester, having been baggagemaster at the Union Station for the past 20 years, died at his home, 18 Crystal Street, last night, after two weeks illness of hemorrhages following intestinal obstruction.
    Mr. Lowell was born in Washington, N.H., July 14 1839, and at the outbreak of the Civil war he enlisted with Co. B, of the Fifteenth Massachusetts Volunteers, July 12, 1861.
    He was discharged March 1, 1863, but after a little more than a year of absence from the war, he re-enlisted Aug. 9, 1864, this time in Co. D of the Fourth Massachusetts Heavy Artillery, and was discharged June 17, 1865.

    He settled in Worcester immediately after the war and he has been connected with the Boston & Albany Railroad ever since, for the last 20 years being baggagemaster at Union Station.
    He was a member of Old South Church, of Post 10 G. A. R., the Union Veteran's Union and Bay State Commandery, Knights of Malta.
    He married J. E. Wells Nov. 2, 1865, but she died March 8, 1896. He married Jessie W. Verry, Dec. 14, 1898, and she and two children by his first wife survive him. They are Julius H. Lowell and Gertrude E., wife of William A. Weir....
  • He was buried in Nov 1901 at Hope Cemetery, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Sec.36, with his first wife.
  • In Feb 1902 Jessie F. Watson received a pension to surviving family member in Massachusetts based on Henry's service; received certificate number 273565.
  • On 21 Oct 1902 Henry Cheney Lowell was reported as deceased at the 36th annual reunion of the 15th Massachusetts Regiment Association, according to an article in the "Fitchburg Sentinel."
  • Jessie, his wife, outlived Henry and died on 4 Mar 1926 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 69.
  • Last Edited: 11 Apr 2016

Family 1: Jane E. Wells b. 7 May 1836, d. 8 Mar 1890

  • Gertrude Eldridge Lowell b. 11 Sep 1868
  • Julius Henry Lowell b. 15 May 1870, d. 10 Mar 1908

Family 2: Jessie F. Watson b. 27 Jul 1856, d. 4 Mar 1926

Thomas Olney Lucas

b. April 1827, d. 22 July 1906
  • Father: Levi Lucas d. before 1840
  • Mother: Cynthia Howland b. between 1797 - 1798
  • Company: MusBand
  • Thomas Olney Lucas was born in Apr 1827 at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Levi Lucas and Cynthia Howland.
  • Before 1840 his father, Levi Lucas, died.
  • Between 1847 - 1848 Thomas Olney Lucas married Mary Jane Cromb, daughter of George W. Cromb and Lydia Sheffield.
  • Thomas Olney Lucas and Mary Jane Cromb were enumerated in the 1850 US Federal census on 11 Sep 1850 at Dudley, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Thos. C. Lucas, 23, shoemaker, b. MA
    Mary J., 21, b. CT
    Cynthia H., 52, b. MA (his mother)
    Hannah E., 21, b. MA (his sister)
    Francis H., 16, b. MA (his brother.)
  • On 17 Jul 1851 his infant daughter, Emma S. Lucas, died at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 8 Jul 1860 his infant son, Frederick Olney Lucas, died at Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • In 1861 Thomas was living at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, according to Ford's history.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Thomas gave his occupation as machinist.

  • On 5 Aug 1861 Thomas mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as a Bandsman, being credited to the quota of Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 34 years and 4 months old.
  • On 8 Aug 1862 Thomas ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by order of the War Department to release all bandsmen.

  • He and Mary Jane Cromb were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 12 Jun 1880 at Hopkinton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, as:
    Lucas, Thomas O., 53, works in boot factory, b. MA (fath b. VT, mor b. MA)
    ---, Mary J., 51, wife,
    ---, Inez A., 18, dau, book-keeper, b. MA.
  • On 20 Oct 1883 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Thomas Olney Lucas attended the 17th annual reunion of the 15th regiment association, with some 110 other veterans of the regiment. (Report from the Fitchburg Sentinel.)
  • He 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 Band.
  • He made application at Massachusetts for a veteran's pension on 3 Jul 1890, and received certificate number 695152.
  • On 6 Jan 1892 Thomas and Mary's daughter, Inez A. Lucas married John P. White at Whitinsville, Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • On 6 Jul 1896 his grandson, Olney Lucas White, son of John P. White and Inez A. Lucas, was born at Westborough, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Thomas Olney Lucas and Mary Jane Cromb were enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 11 Jun 1900 at Whitinsville, Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Lucas, Olney, head, b. Apr 1827, 73, married 52 years, b. MA (of MA parents), machinist
    ---, Jane, wife, b. May 1829, one of her five children is still living, b. RI (of RI parents.)
  • Thomas Olney Lucas died on 22 Jul 1906 at Worcester City Hospital, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 79 years and 3 months old.
  • He was buried on 25 Jul 1906 at Fairview Cemetery, Rt. 122, Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 3 Aug 1906 Mary Jane Cromb received a pension to surviving family member in Massachusetts based on Thomas's service; his wife, received certificate number 615836.
  • On 20 Oct 1906 Thomas Olney Lucas was noted as deceased during the previous year at the 40th annual reunion of the 15th regiment association. (Report, believed to be from the Worcester Spy.)
  • On 3 Jan 1909 his married daughter, Inez A. Lucas, died at Worcester City Hospital, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 47 of splenic anemia.
  • Mary, his wife, outlived Thomas and died on 14 Nov 1909 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of apoplexy at age 80.
  • Last Edited: 11 Apr 2016

Family: Mary Jane Cromb b. 26 Feb 1829, d. 14 Nov 1909

  • Emma S. Lucas b. 17 Jun 1851, d. 17 Jul 1851
  • Frederick Olney Lucas b. 22 Apr 1860, d. 8 Jul 1860
  • Inez A. Lucas b. 27 Jun 1861, d. 3 Jan 1909

Robert Corton Lusty

b. 5 July 1844, d. 14 November 1912
  • Father: Charles Lusty b. between 1787 - 1788
  • Mother: Hannah Jacknay b. between 1787 - 1788
  • Company: E
  • Robert Corton Lusty was born on 5 Jul 1844 at Schatique, Rensselaer County, New York, son of Charles Lusty and Hannah Jacknay.
  • Robert Corton Lusty was described as five feet, four and 1/2 inches in height, light complexion, with gray eyes and dark hair.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Robert gave his occupation as operative.

  • On 9 Dec 1861 Robert mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry
    , being credited to the quota of Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 17 years, 5 months and 4 days old.
  • According to family history Robert ran away from home twice before his father gave him permission to enlist at the age of seventeen.
  • On 17 Sep 1862 Robert was wounded at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland, slightly in the back, due most likely as a result of volleys fired into the backs of the men of the 15TH MA by the 59th NY.
  • On 2 Jul 1863 at The Battle of Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania, Robert Corton Lusty was wounded at the time of Confederate General James Longstreet's attack during the late afternoon. The Second Corps regiments, 15th Ma and 82nd NY, were sent forward of the main Union line to protect the right flank of the Third Corps. Robert was wounded in the upper portion of his left leg by a gunshot which shattered that part of his leg. This wound required the amputation of the leg above the knee. Per Civil War medical statistics approximately twenty per cent of the men survived this type of operation.
  • On 22 Jul 1863 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Robert Corton Lusty was reported as wounded at Gettysburg.
  • On 5 Aug 1863, Robert was admitted to the Gettysburg General Hospital according to his medical record.
  • On 5 Nov 1863, Robert was transferred to a hospital in Baltimore, which was two weeks before Lincoln's famous speech at Gettysburg. While recuperating, he was under the care of a Dr. Walsh and subsequently a Dr. May.
  • On 12 Jan 1864, Robert was discharged from hospital.
  • He made application for a veteran's pension in Jan 1864, and received certificate number 27252.
  • On 10 Feb 1864 Robert ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by discharge due to disability from wounds.

  • In Apr 1864 his pension became effective.
  • On 18 May 1867 Robert Corton Lusty, 22, married Abbie Sullivan, 21, at Palmer, Hampden County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Robert Corton Lusty and Abbie Sullivan lived at Palmer, Hampden County, Massachusetts.
  • On 5 Jul 1879 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Robert Corton Lusty was mentioned in the report on the 12th annual reunion of Company E, 15th Massachusetts Infantry.
  • He was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Bondsville, Palmer, Hampden County, Massachusetts, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company E, where he lost his left leg.
  • On 7 Jul 1893 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Robert Corton Lusty was reported as attending the 26th annuel meeting of the Company E association. From The Webster Times, July 7, 1893(Volume XXXVI # 19)
    Company E. Association, 15th Regiment, M. V. M., held its 26th annual meeting in Memorial Hall last week. Roll Call at 11a. m., business meeting, 11:30; dinner at 1 p. m. prepared by Comrade Yeomans and wife. The survivors were called to order by President W. F. Miller. The roll call showed that the only death reported during the year was that of Patrick Feigan, who died in Boston, April 7, 1893, and was buried in St. Roch cemetery of Oxford.
    The following officers were elected for the coming year; President, W. F. Miller of Worcester; Vice President, P. F. Murray of Worcester; Secretary and Treasurer L. E. Thayer of Oxford; Directors, A. B. Yeomans of Oxford, John Humphrey of Oxford, and Oscar L. Guild of Lynn.
    Among the speakers were Rev. Albert Tyler who invoked the blessing; Capt. Murray of Worcester; Capt. B. B. Vassal of Worcester; Secretary L. E. Thayer of Oxford; Caleb F. Dudley; John Humphrey who left an arm at Antietam; Edward Lovely of Spencer; A. B. Hudson of Grafton; and Robert Lusty of Palmer who left a leg at Gettysburg.
  • On 6 Jun 1900 Robert and Abbie's daughter, Abbie Lusty married Lawrence F. Sullivan at Bondsville, Hampden County, Massachusetts, in a third marriage for him and the first for her.
  • Robert Corton Lusty and Abbie Sullivan were enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 18 Jun 1900 at Palmer, Hampden County, Massachusetts, as:
    Lusty, Robert, b. July 1843, married 33 years, b. York State
    ---, Abbie, wife, b. Dec 1845, 9 of 14 children still living, b. Ireland
    ---, Abbie, daur, b. Mar 1869 in MA, single
    ---, Anna, daur, b. Sep 1883 in MA, single
    ---, Joseph, son, b. Dec 1886 in MA, single.
  • On 21 Jun 1903 his married son, Daniel Lusty, died at Palmer, Hampden County, Massachusetts, of tuberculosis.
  • On 4 May 1905 Robert and Abbie's daughter, Julia A. Lusty married John F. Hayes at Bondsville, Hampden County, Massachusetts, in a second marriage for him and the first for her.
  • Robert Corton Lusty died on 14 Nov 1912 at Bondsville, Hampden County, Massachusetts. He was 68 years, 4 months and 9 days old.
  • He was buried in Nov 1912 at Saint Thomas Cemetery, Palmer, Hampden County, Massachusetts.
  • On 11 Mar 1913 Abbie Sullivan received a pension to surviving family member in Massachusetts based on Robert's service; his wife, received certificate number 856397.
  • Abbie, his wife, outlived Robert and died on 28 Oct 1921 at age 75.
  • Last Edited: 18 Apr 2016

Family: Abbie Sullivan b. Dec 1845, d. 28 Oct 1921

  • Mary A. Lusty b. 29 Nov 1867
  • Julia A. Lusty b. 1869
  • Abbie Lusty b. 3 Mar 1869
  • Charles Lusty b. between 1871 - 1872
  • Daniel Lusty b. 1872, d. 21 Jun 1903
  • John Lusty b. 10 Apr 1874
  • William Lusty b. 22 Mar 1876
  • Timothy Lusty b. 12 Nov 1877, d. 1878
  • David Lusty b. 9 Dec 1879
  • Frank Lusty b. 12 May 1881, d. 16 Aug 1881
  • Fred Lusty b. 12 May 1881, d. 19 Aug 1881
  • Anna Lusty b. Sep 1883
  • Joseph Lusty b. Dec 1886

Alexander Lyle

b. between 1831 and 1832
  • Company: C
  • Alexander Lyle was born between 1831 - 1832 at Scotland.
  • He was enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 1 Jun 1860 at Lowell, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, as:
    **Alexander Lyle, 29, weaver, b. Scotland
    living in the house of
    Andrew ARTHUR, 59, weaver, $100 personal estate, b. Scotland
    Elizabeth, 46, keeping house, b. England
    (relationship if any, unknown.)
  • In 1861 Alexander was living at Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Alexander gave his occupation as operative.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Alexander mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Alexander was wounded at The Battle of Fair Oaks, Henrico County, Virginia, on the foot.
  • On 18 Sep 1862 Alexander ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to disability.

  • Starting 6 Aug 1863, Alexander also served in the in Company C, 90th Infantry Regiment Pennsylvania, having been drafted. This identification is tentative.
  • In 1896, Alexander was included in "The History of Clinton, Massachusetts" where it says that he "re-enlisted in a Pennsylvania regiment."
  • Last Edited: 18 Dec 2014

Jeremiah Lynch

b. 8 May 1841, d. 16 March 1902
  • Father: John Lynch b. between 1814 - 1815
  • Mother: Ellen Howard
  • Company: F
  • Jeremiah Lynch was born on 8 May 1841 at County Cork, Ireland, son of John Lynch and Ellen Howard.
  • In 1855 Jeremiah Lynch emigrated with John Lynch and Ellen Howard, his parents, from Ireland and was later naturalized.
  • On 26 Apr 1860 Jerry Lynch, 18, married Hannah Menley, 22, daughter of Thomas Menley, at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Jeremiah Lynch and John Howard were enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census in Jul 1860 at North Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts, living in the same home with:
    William Gaul, 30, b. Ireland
    Ellen, 28, b. Ireland
    James, 5, b. MA
    Thomas, 3
    Mary, 9/12
    **John Howard, 23, shoemaker, b. Ireland
    **Jeremiah Lynch, 20, shoemaker, b. Ireland
    Hannah Lynch, 25, b. Ireland (Jeremiah's wife)
    Eugene Howard, 24, shoemaker, b. Ireland
    (Noted: Marty Howard, his wife Johanna, and a John Lynch b. ca. 1814 in Ireland all live nextdoor. It appears this is some kind of family grouping.)
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Jeremiah gave his occupation as shoemaker.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Jeremiah mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of North Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 20 years, 2 months and 4 days old.
  • Jeremiah Lynch and John Howard, apparently first cousins, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry in company F.
  • On 17 Sep 1862 Jeremiah was wounded at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland.
  • On 15 Feb 1864 Jeremiah ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by transfer to the Veterans' Reserve Corps.

  • Starting 12 Jul 1864, Jeremiah also served in the from the 1st V. R. C., Co. K.
  • He made application for a veteran's pension on 9 Mar 1869, and received certificate number 97606.
  • He and Hannah Menley were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census in 1870 at North Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Lynch, Jeremiah, 29, In Boot & Shoe Factory, $1000 real estate, $200 personal estate, b. Ireland
    ---, Hannah, 33, b. Ireland
    ---, John, 9, b. MA
    ---, Ellen, 5, b. MA
    ---, Johanna, 8, b. MA
    ---, Jeremiah, 3, b. MA
    ---, John 13, at school, b. MA (relationship unknown.)
  • Jeremiah Lynch and Hannah Menley were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 5 Jun 1880 at North Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Lynch, Jeremiah, 40, shoemaker, b. Ireland
    ---, Hannah, 40, wife, b. Ireland
    ---, John, 19, son, works shoe factory, b. MA
    ---, Ellen, 14, dau, works shoe factory, b. MA
    ---, Jeremiah, 11, son, b. MA.
  • On 14 Oct 1882 his daughter, Ellen Lynch, died at North Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 17 unmarried, of typhoid fever.
  • In 1886 Jeremiah was living at North Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • In 1886 Jeremiah Lynch was included in the Civil War memorial publication at North Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • He was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at North Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Co. F.
  • He was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, Togus, Kennebec County, Maine, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company F, apparently enumerated twice.
  • On 31 Oct 1890 his son, Jeremiah Lynch Jr., died at North Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 22 unmarried, of typhoid fever.
  • Jeremiah Lynch and Hannah Menley were enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 2 Jun 1900 at North Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Lynch, Jeremiah, b. May 1841, married 40 years, b. Ireland, emmig, 1855, shoe cutter
    ---, Hannah, wife, b.?? 1841, of her four children, John, was living, emmig 1860.
  • Jerry Lynch died on 16 Mar 1902 at North Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 60 years, 10 months and 8 days old.
  • He was buried in Mar 1902 at Saint Joseph's Cemetery, North Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 21 Oct 1902 Jeremiah Lynch was reported as deceased at the 36th annual reunion of the 15th Massachusetts Regiment Association, according to an article in the "Fitchburg Sentinel."
  • Hannah Menley received a pension to surviving family member based on Jeremiah's service; his wife, received certificate number 549231.
  • Hannah, his wife, outlived Jeremiah and died on 27 Feb 1906 at North Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 68.
  • Last Edited: 28 Sep 2016

Family: Hannah Menley b. 30 Aug 1837, d. 27 Feb 1906

  • John J. Lynch b. 1 Mar 1861
  • Johanna Lynch b. 1862
  • Ellen Lynch b. 27 Jun 1865, d. 14 Oct 1882
  • Jeremiah Lynch Jr. b. 4 Aug 1868, d. 31 Oct 1890
  • Thomas Lynch b. 14 Jul 1871, d. 28 Jul 1871

Mack Lynch

b. 1 March 1833, d. 6 November 1898
  • Company: E
  • Mack Lynch was born on 1 Mar 1833 at Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, per his d. record, which gives no parents.
  • He was born on 1 Mar 1833 at Ireland.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Mack gave his occupation as laborer.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Mack mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 28 years, 4 months and 11 days old.
  • On 28 Feb 1863 Mack ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts at Falmouth, Stafford County, Virginia, due to disability.

  • On 11 Apr 1863 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Michael Lynch was included in the published list of Oxford volunteers.
  • Starting 20 Feb 1864, Mack also served in the Company G, 58th Masssachusetts Infantry.
  • On 5 May 1864 Mack was taken prisoner at Rapidan River, Culpeper County, Virginia.
  • On 19 Dec 1864, Mack was exchanged from prison.
  • He ended his service with 58th Masssachusetts Infantry on 14 Jul 1865 at Washington, DC.
  • In 1879 Mack was living at Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • He made application for a veteran's pension on 9 May 1879, and received certificate number 232396.
  • On 5 Jul 1879 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Mack Lynch was mentioned in the report on the 12th annual reunion of Company E, 15th Massachusetts Infantry.
  • He was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at North Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company E.
  • On 28 Jun 1894 at Grand Army Hall, Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Mac Lynch attended a reunion of Company E, as reported in the Worcester Daily Spy the following day.
  • He died on 6 Nov 1898 at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, unmarried, of chronic rheumatism and exhaustion. He was 65 years, 8 months and 5 days old.
  • He was buried in Nov 1898 at Pine Grove Cemetery, Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Last Edited: 26 Jul 2012

William Lyons

b. between 1833 and 1834
  • Company: F
  • William Lyons was also known as William Lines in the 1870 roster, and parenthetically in Ford's history.
  • He was born between 1833 - 1834 at Paterson, Passaic County, New Jersey.
  • He was married at the time of his enlistment according to Ford's history.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1863, William gave his occupation as printer.

  • On 29 Jul 1863 William mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as "draftee".
  • On 22 Jun 1864 William was taken prisoner at Petersburg, Prince George County, Virginia.
  • On 27 Jul 1864 William ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by administrative transfer to the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as absent prisoner of war.

  • On 24 Aug 1864 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, William Lyons was reported among the prisoners, for a total of four commissioned officers and seventy-seven enlisted men.
  • On 21 Apr 1865, William was paroled from prison.
  • He ended his service by mustering out on 19 May 1865.
  • NOTE: the man buried in July 1876 at Hope Cemetery is not the man attributed to the 15th MVI. Preliminary research suggests that the man at Hope was in the 25th MVI.
  • Last Edited: 27 Mar 2013

George Alfred Macker

b. 6 June 1843, d. 21 March 1924
  • Father: Amariah Macker b. 1820, d. 10 Apr 1892
  • Mother: Eliza Otis Simmons b. 1816, d. 1850
  • Company: G
  • George Alfred Macker was born on 6 Jun 1843 at Medway, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, son of Amariah Macker and Eliza Otis Simmons.
  • In 1850 his mother, Eliza Otis Simmons, died at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 30 Oct 1850 George, Abby and Dean's widowed father, Amariah Macker, remarried to Sophia Bigelow at Sudbury, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
  • George Alfred Macker was enumerated in the household of Amariah Macker and Sophia Bigelow in the 1860 US Federal Census on 12 Jul 1860 at Millbury P. O., Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Amariah Macker, 41, spinner, b. MA (as were all the family)
    Sophia, 30
    **George A., 17
    Abby E., 14
    Dean W., 10
    Arabella G., 6
    Clarasi E., 4
    Albetta L., 1
    Eliza Bigelow, 36, weaver.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, George gave his occupation as shoemaker.
  • In 1861 George was living at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 George mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 18 years, 1 month and 6 days old.
  • George Alfred Macker and Thomas W. Allen, future brothers-in-law, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.
  • On 2 Oct 1862 George was promoted to Corporal.
  • On 13 Dec 1862 George was wounded at The Battle of Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania County, Virginia.
  • On 22 Jun 1864 George was taken prisoner at Petersburg, Virginia.
  • On 24 Aug 1864 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, George Alfred Macker was reported among the prisoners, for a total of four commissioned officers and seventy-seven enlisted men.
  • On 22 Apr 1865, George was released from prison.
  • On 17 May 1865 George ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by mustering out, as an exchanged prisoner of war.

  • George Alfred Macker married Elizabeth Rhoda Allen, daughter of Newman Clark Allen and Alvira Bonn.
  • George Alfred Macker made application for a veteran's pension on 10 Aug 1874, and received certificate number 159183.
  • In 1880 George provided a narrative of George H. Ward's death for Mrs. Ward, which was printed in Marvin's "History of Worcester."
  • He and Elizabeth Rhoda Allen were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census in Jun 1880 at Westborough, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    George A. Macker, 36, works in boot shop, b. MA (as were all)
    Lizzie R., 36
    Alice A., 13
    Nettie L., 11
    Melvin A., 7
    Grace E., 5
    Amy B., 2.
  • George Alfred Macker was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Westborough, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company G.
  • On 8 Jun 1898 George and Elizabeth's daughter, Grace Eliza Macker married Frank Waldo Stockbridge at Westborough, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • George Alfred Macker and Elizabeth Rhoda Allen were enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 4 Jun 1900 at Westborough, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Macker, George A., b. 6 June 1843, married 34 years, b. MA, (as were all) novelty mfr
    ---, Elizabeth R., wife, b. 5 Nov 1842, eight of 10 children living
    ---, Annie, daur, b. 25 June 1878, single, paperbox maker
    ---, Clifton A., b. Mar 1882, single, day labor
    ---, Eva, daur, b. 7 Feb 1884, single
    ---, Grover C., son, b. 4 Nov 1886, single.
  • On 22 Aug 1900 George and Elizabeth's daughter, Amie Belle Macker married Frank William Peckham at Westborough, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • In 1906 George was living at Weston, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
  • On 20 Oct 1906 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, George Alfred Macker 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.)
  • On 18 Aug 1907 George Alfred Macker provided the information on the death record of Elizabeth Rhoda Allen at Westborough, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • George's wife, Elizabeth Rhoda Allen, died and was buried on 20 Aug 1907 at Pine Grove Cemetery, Westborough, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 64 years, 9 months and 16 days.
  • George Alfred Macker was enumerated in the 1910 US Federal Census on 23 May 1910 at Westborough, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as a widower, age 66, who manufactures suitcases.
  • He died on 21 Mar 1924 at Westborough, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 80 years, 9 months and 15 days old.
  • He was buried in Mar 1924 at Pine Grove Cemetery, Westborough, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Last Edited: 13 Nov 2016

Family: Elizabeth Rhoda Allen b. 4 Nov 1842, d. 18 Aug 1907

  • Alice A Macker b. 1 Jul 1866
  • Nettie L. Macker b. 16 Dec 1868
  • George A. Macker Jr. b. 17 Feb 1871, d. 3 Nov 1871
  • Melvin A. Macker b. 8 Oct 1872, d. 28 Feb 1951
  • Grace Eliza Macker b. 8 Aug 1874, d. 1924
  • George A. Macker b. 30 Dec 1875, d. 28 Apr 1878
  • Amie Belle Macker b. 25 Jun 1878
  • Clifton Wade Macker b. 22 Mar 1882, d. 11 Sep 1904
  • Evelyn Macker b. 7 Feb 1884
  • Grover Chauncy Macker b. 4 Nov 1886, d. Sep 1957

Robert Madden

b. between 1841 and 1842
  • Company: G
  • Robert Madden was born between 1841 - 1842 at Ireland.
  • He was enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 27 Jul 1860 at Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, possibly as:
    Robert Madden, 55, laborer, $15 personal estate, b. Ireland
    Anna, 12, b. MA
    Robert, Jr., 17, laborer, b. MA.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Robert gave his occupation as laborer.
  • In 1863 Robert was living at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.

  • On 31 Jul 1863 Robert mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as a substitute for a drafted man, being credited to the quota of Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.
  • On 22 Jun 1864 Robert was taken prisoner at Petersburg, Virginia.
  • On 27 Jul 1864 Robert ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by administrative transfer to the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as an absent prisoner.

  • On 24 Aug 1864 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Robert Madden was reported among the prisoners, for a total of four commissioned officers and seventy-seven enlisted men.
  • On 6 Dec 1864, Robert was paroled from prison.
  • On 5 Jan 1865, Robert was furloughed.
  • He ended his service with the 20th Massachusetts as an absent prisoner.
  • Last Edited: 9 Sep 2012

John Alexander Magee

b. between 1834 and 1835, d. 26 August 1916
  • Father: Johnson Magee b. 30 Dec 1807, d. 15 May 1879
  • Mother: Elizabeth J. [--?--] b. 1814
  • Company: I
  • John Alexander Magee was born between 1834 - 1835 at Lubeck, Washington County, Maine, son of Johnson Magee and Elizabeth J. [--?--].
  • John Alexander Magee was enumerated in the household of Johnson Magee and Elizabeth J. [--?--] in the 1850 US Federal Census on 22 Aug 1850 at Uxbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Johnson Magee, 38, bes carder, b. on the sea, Irish
    Eliza J., 36, b. Ireland
    Elizabeth, 16, b. ME
    **John, 14, b. ME
    William H., 12, b. ME
    Johnson, 10, b. ME
    Mary Ann, 6, b. ME
    Margaret J., 3, b. ME
    James, 1, b. MA.
  • On 3 Jul 1856 John Alexander Magee married Anna M. Holland, daughter of Peter Holland and Bridget [--?--], at Uxbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • John Alexander Magee and Anna M. Holland were enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 4 Jun 1860 at Sutton P. O., Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Joseph Holt, 43, weaver, b. England
    Sarah, 53, b. NH
    Carolin J., 10, b. MA
    **John Magee, 24, weaver, b. ME
    Ann, 22, b. Ireland
    Edward A., 3/12, b. MA.
  • In 1861 John was living at Thompson, Windham County, Connecticut.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, John gave his occupation as shoemaker.

  • On 6 Aug 1861 John mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.
  • On 9 Nov 1861 John Alexander Magee was mentioned, along with 95 other men of the 15th Massachusetts, in a report of 9 Nov 1861 to the Webster Times, by F. Q. Robinson, concerning the aftermath of Ball's Bluff and reporting his status.
  • On 30 Nov 1861 John ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts discharged for disability, according to one source.

  • On 12 Jun 1863 John ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts according to the 1870 roster.

  • Starting 5 Aug 1863, John also served in the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.
  • On 29 Nov 1865 John Alexander Magee married Sarah A. Seaver, 24, daughter of John Seaver and Rosannah [--?--], at Uxbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, a second marriage for him and the first for her.
  • John Alexander Magee made application at Massachusetts for a veteran's pension on 21 Feb 1870, and received certificate number 621560.
  • On 23 Jun 1872 Sarah A. Seaver, his wife, died at Uxbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 30 of consumption.
  • On 4 Dec 1883 John Alexander Magee married Jane Redden, daughter of Richard Bainer and Margaret [--?--], at Cumberland, Providence County, Rhode Island, according to one unconfirmed report.
  • John Alexander Magee and Jane Bainer were enumerated in the 1910 US Federal Census on 15 Apr 1910 at Warwick, Kent County, Rhode Island, as:
    Magee, John A., 75, he's married for the second time for 40 years, b. ME, he is a laborer in a cotton mill, they own their home
    ---, Jannie, wife, 68, her first marriage, they have no children, b. England.
  • John Alexander Magee died on 26 Aug 1916 at Natick, Kent County, Rhode Island.
  • He was buried in Aug 1916 at Brayton Cemetery, Post Road, Apponaug, Warwick, Kent County, Rhode Island.
  • On 1 Nov 1916 Jane Bainer received a pension to surviving family member in Rhode Island based on John's service; his wife, received certificate number 831393.
  • Jane, his wife, outlived John and died on 30 Dec 1929.
  • Last Edited: 18 Apr 2016

Family 1: Anna M. Holland b. 1837

  • Edward A. Magee b. Mar 1860

Family 2: Sarah A. Seaver b. 15 Oct 1841, d. 23 Jun 1872

  • Bernard Ellsworth Magee b. 25 May 1866

Family 3: Jane Bainer b. between 1841 - 1842, d. 30 Dec 1929

Alfred Maginniss

b. between 1838 and 1839, d. 26 March 1925
  • Company: K
  • Alfred Maginniss was also known as Alfred McGuinness in the MASSCW.
  • He was born between 1838 - 1839 at England.
  • He was enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 11 Jul 1860 at Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island, probably as:
    Margaret McGuinis, 50, b. Ireland
    **Alfred, 21, spinner, b. England
    George H., 17, spinner, b. England
    Arthur, 15, spinner, b. England
    Joseph, 12, b. England
    Bridget, 75, b. Ireland.
  • In 1861 Alfred Maginniss and John McGuinness, who appear to be related, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, both b. England, joining Co. K of the 15th MVI from Blackstone, and both living in Central Falls, RI, in 1890.
  • In 1861 Alfred was living at Blackstone, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Alfred gave his occupation as mule-spinner.

  • On 1 Jul 1861 Alfred mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Blackstone, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 1 Sep 1862 Alfred ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by discharge, according to Ford's history and the MASSCW.

  • Starting 18 Sep 1862, Alfred also served in the 11th New York Cavalry, Co. A.
  • James Manning was an alias he apparently used in the 11th NY Cavalry.
  • He ended his service with the 11th New York Cavalry, Co. A on 12 Jun 1865 at Memphis, Tennessee.
  • He was enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 5 Jun 1880 at Fall River, Bristol County, Massachusetts, possibly as:
    McGuinniss, Alfred, 37, cotton mill, b. RI (of Irish parents)
    ---, Annie, 32, wife, b. NY (of Irish parents)
    ---, A. Edward, 6, b. MA (of Irish parents ?)
    and four boarders.
  • He was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Central Falls, Providence County, Rhode Island, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company K.
  • He made application for a veteran's pension on 1 Dec 1891, and received certificate number 929747.
  • On 14 Jan 1902, at National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, Marion, Grant County, Indiana, Alfred was admitted.
  • On 21 Aug 1906, Alfred was transferred to the Eastern Branch Soldier's Home.
  • He was enumerated in the 1910 US Federal Census on 27 Apr 1910 at National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, Togus, Kennebec County, Maine, as "Maginniss, Alfred, member, 70, widower, b. RI (of Irish parents.)"
  • He was enumerated in the 1920 US Federal Census on 15 Jan 1920 at National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, Togus, Kennebec County, Maine, as:
    Maginniss, Alfred, inmate, 80, single, b. RI (of Irish parents.)
  • He died on 26 Mar 1925 at National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, Togus, Kennebec County, Maine.
  • He was buried in Mar 1925 at Togus National Cemetery, Togus, Kennebec County, Maine, Grave # 4032, Sec. L, Row 4.
  • On 18 Dec 1925 at National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, Togus, Kennebec County, Maine, his personal effects were sold at public auction for the sum of $11.35.
  • Last Edited: 18 Dec 2014

Thomas Magovney

b. 1843, d. 4 October 1862
  • Father: William Magovney b. 14 Sep 1813, d. 14 Nov 1858
  • Mother: Ellen D. [--?--] b. 1822, d. 21 Mar 1850
  • Company: H
  • Thomas Magovney was born in 1843 at Ireland, son of William Magovney and Ellen D. [--?--].
  • Between 1848 - 1850 Thomas Magovney emigrated with William Magovney, his parents, from Ireland to Massachusetts.
  • On 21 Mar 1850 his mother, Ellen D. [--?--], died at Blackstone, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Thomas Magovney was enumerated in the household of William Magovney in the 1850 US Federal Census on 30 Jul 1850 at Blackstone, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    William McGouverney, 32, dresser tender, b. Ireland (as were all)
    **Thomas, 7
    Ellen J., 4
    Sarah Dempster, 24
    Fanny, 26
    Matilda, 20 (his future step-mother.)
  • On 23 Feb 1851 Thomas's widowed father, William Magovney, remarried to Matilda Dempster at Blackstone, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a second marriage for him and the first for her.
  • On 14 Nov 1858 his father, William Magovney, died at Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of consumption at age 45.
  • Thomas Magovney was enumerated in the household of Matilda Dempster in the 1860 US Federal Census on 9 Jun 1860 at Sutton P. O., Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Matilda Magoveny, 27. b. Ireland
    **Thomas, 17, apprentice mechanic, b. Ireland
    Ellen J., 14, b. Ireland
    Elizabeth, 8, b. MA
    C. M., (f), 7, b. MA
    Mary H., 2, b. MA.
  • In 1861 Thomas was living at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Thomas gave his occupation as machinist.

  • On 22 Jul 1862 Thomas mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 19 years old.
  • On 17 Sep 1862 Thomas was wounded at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland.
  • He died on 4 Oct 1862 at Hagerstown, Maryland, unmarried, on the march, of disease. He was 19 years old.
  • He was buried at Pine Grove Cemetery, Northbridge (Whitinsville), Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 13 Feb 1864 Matilda Dempster received a pension to surviving family member based on Thomas's service; his mother, received certificate number 13266.
  • NOTE: In the pension file, Mathilda gives her year of marriage as 1841. However the town records of Blackstone show the year as 1851 and that it is her husband's second marriage. Likewise, the 1850 census of Blackstone shows Mathilda in the Magovney household, but not in the position of wife. Likewise, in 1900 she states that she has had four children, which would exclude Thomas and his sister Ellen, both born before the marriage in 1851. She appears to be a step-mother, but it is not so stated in the pension file.
  • About in 1866 Thomas's sister, Nellie J. Magovney, married Reuben Burley.
  • On 15 Jul 1874 Thomas Magovney was included on the Civil War memorial at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Matilda, his mother, outlived Thomas and died on 10 Apr 1904 at Lowell, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, at age 76.
  • Last Edited: 26 Nov 2016