Dr. Luman Boyden Parkhurst

b. 26 October 1842, d. 7 November 1896
  • Father: Ithiel Parkhurst b. 1804
  • Mother: Mary O. Works b. 1804
  • Company: D
  • Dr. Luman Boyden Parkhurst was born on 26 Oct 1842 at Milford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Ithiel Parkhurst and Mary O. Works.
  • Dr. Luman Boyden Parkhurst was enumerated in the household of Ithiel Parkhurst and Mary O. Works in the 1850 US Federal Census on 30 Aug 1850 at Milford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Ithiel Parkhurst, 46, boot maker, b. MA (as were all the family); deaf & dumb
    Mary C., 46
    Pardon C., 14
    **Lymon, 8
    Lucy M., 5
    Lucy Works, 73
    and 13 bootmaker boarders, four of which are deaf and dumb.
    His grandfather, Ithiel, and step-grandmother, Clarissa F., Parkhurst live nextdoor.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Luman gave his occupation as mechanic.


  • On 12 Jul 1861 Luman mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as a Corporal. He was 18 years, 8 months and 16 days old.
  • On 28 Jul 1864 Luman ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to expiration of term of service.

  • On 4 Dec 1872 Dr. Luman Boyden Parkhurst, 30, married Sophia Kimball Herrick, 28, daughter of Almond Adams and Mary E. Gibson, at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for him and the second for her. She was the widow of Charles H. Herrick.
  • Dr. Luman Boyden Parkhurst and Sophia Kimball Adams were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 3 Jun 1880 at Northampton, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, as:
    Parkhurst, Luman B., 35, physician, b. MA
    ---, Sophia K., 35, wife, b. MA
    Herrick, Mary J., 12, daur, b. MA.
  • Dr. Luman Boyden Parkhurst was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Northampton, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company D.
  • On 3 Mar 1891 Luman's step-daughter, Mary J. Herrick,married Mellen T. Bird at Northampton, Hampshire County, Massachusetts.
  • Dr. Luman Boyden Parkhurst died on 7 Nov 1896 at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, of Bright's disease. He was 54 years and 12 days old.
  • He was buried in Nov 1896 at Vernon Grove Cemetery, Milford, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 2 Jan 1897 Sophia Kimball Adams received a pension to surviving family member in Massachusetts based on Luman's service; his wife, and received certificate number 451996.
  • He's surviving family was enumerated in the household of Mary J. Herrick and Mellen T. Bird in the 1900 US Federal Census in Jun 1900 at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, as:
    Bird, Meller T., b. Feb 1860, married 9 years, b. ME, stationer
    ---, Mary J., wife, b. July 1868, both her children are living
    ---, Phillip H., son, b. Mch 1896
    ---, Roger P., son, b. Feb 1899
    Parkhurst, Sophia K., mor-in-law, b. Oct 1844, widow, her one child is living
    two servants from Sweden.
  • Sophia, his wife, outlived Luman and died on 18 Feb 1925 at Milford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 80.
  • Last Edited: 11 Apr 2016

Family: Sophia Kimball Adams b. 9 Oct 1844, d. 18 Feb 1925

  • Mary J. Herrick b. Jul 1868

Ira Harrison Parkis

b. 25 August 1840, d. 4 July 1897
  • Father: Ira Parkis b. 13 Feb 1806, d. 1 Mar 1887
  • Mother: Emily Lawton b. 19 Aug 1817, d. 8 Feb 1887
  • Company: H
  • Ira Harrison Parkis was born on 25 Aug 1840 at Uxbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Ira Parkis and Emily Lawton.
  • Ira Harrison Parkis was enumerated in the household of Ira Parkis and Emily Lawton in the 1860 US Federal Census on 9 Jun 1860 at Sutton P. O., Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Ira Parkis, 54, wool merchant, $3500 real estate, $1000 personal estate, b. NY
    Emily, 43, b. CT
    Silas L., 24, dealer in wool, b. CT
    Henry W., 21, b. MA
    **Ira H., 19, farmer, b. MA
    Emily A., 16, b. MA
    Sarah J., 12, b. MA
    Mary M., 10, b. MA
    Chas. F., 3, b. MA.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Ira gave his occupation as clerk.

  • On 6 Aug 1862 Ira mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 21 years, 11 months and 12 days old.
  • On 17 Sep 1862 Ira was wounded at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland, on the thigh.
  • On 26 Sep 1862 at "The Worcester Daily Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Ira Harrison Parkis was mentioned among the wounded.
  • On 15 Nov 1863 Ira ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by transfer to the Veterans' Reserve Corps.

  • Starting 13 Aug 1864, Ira also served in the as by mustering out.
  • On 8 Nov 1865 Ira Harrison Parkis, 25, married Ellen A. Waterman, 21, daughter of Benjamin Waterman and Amey Agnell, at Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Ira Harrison Parkis and Ellen A. Waterman were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census in 1880 at Pawtucket, Providence County, Rhode Island, he is a Dry Goods Merchant. Also enumerated -- Mary MCGAFERTY, 25, b. Ireland.
  • Ira Harrison Parkis was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Slatersville, North Smithfield, Providence County, Rhode Island, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company H.
  • He died on 4 Jul 1897 at Smithfield, Providence County, Rhode Island, of liver congestion. He was 56 years, 10 months and 9 days old.
  • He was buried in Jul 1897 at Prospect Hill Cemetery, Uxbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • He's surviving family was enumerated in the household of Ellen A. Waterman in the 1900 US Federal Census on 16 Jun 1900 at North Smithfield, Providence County, Rhode Island, as:
    Parkis, Ellen A., head, b. Dec 1843, 56, widow, six of her eight children are living, b. MA
    ---, Henry, son, b. Dec 1869, single, b. RI
    ---, Florence, dau, b. Dec 1878, single, b. RI
    ---, Hubert I., son, b. Dec 1865, married 9 years, b. RI
    ---, Mary B., dau-in-law, b. May 1865, two of her three children are living, b. RI
    ---, Edith T., g-dau, b. Aug 1892
    ---, Helen W., g-dau, b. July 1897.
  • On 27 Apr 1908 Ellen A. Parkis received a pension to surviving family member in Massachusetts based on Ira's service; his wife, received certificate number 658634.
  • Ellen A. Waterman survived Ira and was buried in Jan 1927 in Prospect Hill Cemetery, at Uxbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, next to her husband.
  • Last Edited: 11 Apr 2016

Family: Ellen A. Waterman b. 17 Dec 1843, d. 17 Jan 1927

  • Herbert Ira Parkis b. 19 Nov 1866, d. 25 Oct 1936
  • Edmond West Parkis b. 19 Feb 1868, d. 29 May 1944
  • Henry H. Parkis b. 3 Feb 1870, d. 7 Jun 1936
  • Arthur Parkis b. 21 Oct 1872, d. 27 Nov 1872
  • Helen Waterman "Nellie" Parkis b. 23 Apr 1875, d. 22 Dec 1898
  • Ernest A. Parkis b. 1876, d. 1946
  • Florence E. Parkis b. 2 Nov 1878, d. 11 Aug 1966
  • William Lawton Parkis b. 27 Aug 1885, d. 12 Mar 1961

Edwin L. Parmenter

b. 1836, d. 15 October 1862
  • Father: Joel Parmenter 2nd b. 20 Apr 1800, d. 25 Jul 1842
  • Mother: Henrietta Luther b. 1798, d. 29 Sep 1861
  • Company: I
  • Edwin L. Parmenter was born in 1836 at Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Joel Parmenter 2nd and Henrietta Luther.
  • On 25 Jul 1842 his father, Joel Parmenter 2nd, died at Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of consumption at age 42.
  • Edwin L. Parmenter was enumerated in the household of Henrietta Luther in the 1850 US Federal Census on 19 Sep 1850 at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Henrietta Parmenter, 52, b. MA (as were all in family)
    **L. Edwin, 15
    Martin L., 12
    Henrietta, 8
    Joseph Luther, 79, weaver (his paternal grandfather)
    Louisa A., 41.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Edwin gave his occupation as operative.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Edwin mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as a Sergeant. He was 25 years old.
  • On 29 Sep 1861 his mother, Henrietta Luther, died at Uxbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 21 Oct 1861 Edwin was taken prisoner at The Battle of Ball's Bluff, Leesburg, Virginia.
  • John Floyd Maley wrote a letter to The Webster Times, listing his fellow prisoners, on 27 Oct 1861 from Richmond, Virginia, mentioning Edwin L. Parmenter, as follows.
  • On 30 Oct 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Edwin L. Parmenter was included, with 304 other men, among "The Killed Wounded and Missing of the Fifteenth Regiment," after Ball's Bluff.
  • On 2 Nov 1861 at "The Webster Weekley Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Edwin L. Parmenter was listed as a Company I casualty of Ball's Bluff.
  • On 9 Nov 1861 Edwin L. Parmenter was mentioned, along with 95 other men of the 15th Massachusetts, in a report of 9 Nov 1861 to the Webster Times, by F. Q. Robinson, concerning the aftermath of Ball's Bluff and reporting his status.
  • On 20 Nov 1861 at "The Worcester Daily Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Edwin L. Parmenter was listed with 195 other men among the prisoners taken at Ball's Bluff.
  • On 22 Feb 1862 at "The New York Times", New York City, New York, Edwin L. Parmenter was mentioned, with 61 other men of the 15th Massachusetts, in an article about the return of prisoners under a flag of truce:
    National Prisoners Released, Arrival of Four hundred at Fortres Monroe
    Notice having been received by Gen. Wool, that some 400 exchanged prisoners would be sent down the James River Yesterday, the "George Washington" and "Express" left at about noon for the appointed meeting place.
    The rebel boat was appointed to meet us at 3 o'clock, but at that time she was not in sight, and shortly after a heavy fog shut down, making it impossible to move in any direction. The two boats were then fastened together, and having dropped anchor, waited for the rebel boat to appear.
    The fog did not lift till late in the evening, when the wind blew so fresh that the boats dragged their anchors and had to be separated. This morning at sunrise the expected prisoners made their appearance, on the "William Allison," which it seemed had also anchored for the night a few miles above us. The return passage was made without any incident, and the prisoners arrived here about 10 o'clock this forenoon. The returned prisoners will be immediately sent north. (Note: here follows a complete list of the released prisoners who arrived by a flag of truce from Richmond.)
  • On 13 Apr 1862, Edwin was gained.
  • On 17 Sep 1862 Edwin was wounded at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland.
  • On 20 Sep 1862 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Edwin L. Parmenter was mentioned among the first Antietam casualties.
  • On 1 Oct 1862 Francis Carpenter, having visited the battlefield, wrote a letter to the Webster Times detailing the status of many men after the Battle of Antietam.
  • He died on 15 Oct 1862 of wounds received at the Battle of Antietam. He was 26 years old.
  • On 21 Mar 1863 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Edwin was reported as being returned home. from The Webster Times, Saturday Morning, March 21, 1863(Volume V #2):
    Deceased Soldier
    The remains of E. L. Parmenter, one of the original members of Co. I., 15th Mass. Regiment, were brought to this place yesterday morning, in charge of Mr. Wm. H. Pratt. It will be recollected that young Parmenter was in the famous engagement at Ball’s Bluff, where he was taken prisoner by the rebels, and held in confinement until the following May, and then paroled. In company with several others of Co. I. he remained at home until exchanged, when he again joined Co. I., but a short time before the battle of Antietam. On this bloody field he fell badly wounded, and was taken to the hospital, suffered amputation of a leg, lingered some weeks, and died on the 15th of last October. His remains were buried near Sharpsburg.
    At the solicitation of his friends, Mr. Pratt left this place three weeks since, to obtain the body of young Parmenter, and bring it here for interment by the side of his relatives. Mr. P. succeeded in finding the remains without much difficulty, and they reached here as above stated. We understand that funeral services will be held at the Congregational church to-morrow.
  • He was buried in Mar 1863 at Mount Zion Cemetery (East Village), Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 25 Sep 1869 Edwin L. Parmenter was mentioned in an article about the Slater Guards, published in the Webster Times, possibly written by Elmoine Clemens.
  • On 17 Sep 1900 Sergt. Edwin L. Parmenter was included on the Civil War memorial at Antietam Battlefield, Sharpsburg, Maryland, as having died of his wounds received at the battle. (Read several articles from the Fitchburg Sentinel about the planning for the memorial.)
  • On 4 Jul 1907 Edwin L. Parmenter was included on the Civil War memorial at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, according to an article in the Webster Times. See the "Documents" section at the main website for an account of the festivities of dedication.
  • Last Edited: 10 Sep 2016

John A. Parmenter

b. between 1842 and 1843
  • Company: A
  • John A. Parmenter was born between 1842 - 1843 at Hardwick, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • In 1861 John was living at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, John gave his occupation as farmer.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 John mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 6 Aug 1861 John ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to disability.

  • Starting 11 Aug 1861, John also served in the 21st Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company E as (This appears to be the same man.)
  • He ended his service with due to disability on 3 Dec 1862.
  • Starting 4 Aug 1863, John also served in the 28th Infantry, Company G as as a draftee (A resident of Leominster, age 19, a farmer -- is this the same man?)
  • The man in the 28th died 19 Mar 1864 in Augusta, GA. Unknown if this is the same man.
  • Last Edited: 18 Dec 2014

Marcus Morton Parmenter

b. 2 May 1839, d. 17 September 1862
  • Father: Joshua Reed Parmenter b. 1816
  • Mother: Julia Ann Lufling b. 1820
  • Company: 1_SS
  • Marcus Morton Parmenter was born on 2 May 1839 at Princeton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Joshua Reed Parmenter and Julia Ann Lufling.
  • His mother, Julia Ann Lufling, died.
  • Marcus and Cyrus's widowed father, Joshua Reed Parmenter, remarried to Lucy A. [--?--]
  • On 12 Nov 1849, Marcus was age ten, of Holden, Massachusetts, and was entered into an indenture contract by his father to one Thomas H. Parker, a prominent citizen of Shirley. The agreement specified that in return for board, adequate clothing and eight weeks of yearly schooling, Marcus was indentured as a farm laborer to the Parker family until twenty-one years of age. The 1855 census for Shirley lists Marcus as one of nine residents of the Parker "Valley Farm."
  • He was enumerated in the household of Thomas H. Parker in the 1850 US Federal Census on 28 Sep 1850 at Shirley, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, as:
    Thomas H Parker, 45, farmer, b. MA (as were all)
    Nancy P. (neé Crossman), 39
    Emerson, 10
    Pamelia H., 4
    **Marcus M Parmenter, 11
    Cynthia G Bigelow (niece to Nancy Crossman), 19
    Dennis Sullivan, 18, laborer, b. Ireland.
  • On 2 May 1860, Marcus was released from his indenture contract and by terms of the agreement received $75 and three suits of clothing.
  • He was enumerated in the household of Dr. James Otis Parker in the 1860 US Federal Census on 8 Jun 1860 at Shirley, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, as:
    James O Parker, 49, physician, b. MA (brother to Thomas H. Parker)
    James C C., 14, b. MA
    **Marcus M. Parments, 21, farm labor, b. NH (sic)
    Andrew Flynn, 60, farm labor, b. Ireland
    Mary Hart, 22, servant, b. Ireland
    Jere Hart, 4, b. Ireland.
  • Marcus Morton Parmenter was not enumerated in the household of Joshua Reed Parmenter and Lucy A. [--?--] in the 1860 US Federal Census on 30 Jun 1860 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Joshua R Parmenter, 40, carpenter, b. MA (as were all)
    Lucy N., 35
    Francena, 10
    George M., 9
    Emma E., 7
    Henry A., 5.
  • Starting 16 Sep 1861, Joshua Reed Parmenter and Cyrus Tuttle Parmenter, his father and brother, served in the 25th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company K.
  • In 1862 Marcus was living at Shirley, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment, Marcus gave his occupation as Farmer.

  • On 10 Mar 1862 Marcus Morton Parmenter mustered into service with the 1st Company Massachusetts Sharpshooters, being credited to the quota of Lowell, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. He was 22 years, 10 months and 8 days old.
  • He died on 17 Sep 1862 at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland, in battle, reportedly from head and stomach wounds, likely from a friendly fire incident. He was 23 years, 4 months and 15 days old.
  • Marcus was never identified among the fallen who had lain where they fell in the West Woods for two days. He has no known grave and very likely lies under an anonymous headstone at Antietam National Cemetery.
  • On 7 Mar 1865 his brother, Cyrus Tuttle Parmenter, died at Brookline, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, at age 21 of consumption, as a soldier.
  • On 2 Jun 1891 at Shirley, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, Marcus Morton Parmenter was included on the Soldiers' Monument.
  • On 17 Sep 1900 Marcus M. Parmenter was included on the Civil War memorial at Antietam Battlefield, Sharpsburg, Maryland, with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, on the 35th anniversary of the battle. (Articles from the Fitchburg Sentinel about the planning for the memorial.)
  • Last Edited: 18 Aug 2016

George Parsons

b. 1826, d. 8 January 1863
  • Father: Ebenezer Parsons b. 1785, d. 27 Jul 1856
  • Company: D
  • George Parsons was born about in 1826 at Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Ebenezer Parsons.
  • On 25 Dec 1849 George Parsons married Abigail Prescott Russell, 25, daughter of Jason Russell and Elizabeth Thorpe, at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • George Parsons and Abigail Prescott Russell were enumerated in the 1850 US Federal census on 11 Oct 1850 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Geo Parsons, 24, shoemaker, b. MA
    Abby, 25, b. CT
    Francis Hitiwick, 2, b. CT.
  • George Parsons was not enumerated in the household of Jason Russell and Elizabeth Thorpe in the 1860 US Federal Census on 11 Jun 1860 at Stafford, Tolland County, Connecticut, as:
    Jason Russell, 75, farmer, b. MA
    Elizabeth, 72, b. MA
    Adeline Weaver, 36, b. CT
    Edmund B., 8, b. MA
    Elmer, 2/12, b. CT
    **Abby Parsons, 35, b. CT (his wife)
    Ida E., 9, b. MA
    Ava G., 6, b. NY
    George W., 3, b. NY.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, George gave his occupation as bootmaker.

  • On 14 Mar 1862 George mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry. He was 36 years old.
  • He died on 8 Jan 1863 at Fairfax Seminary Hospital, Fairfax, Fairfax County, Virginia, of typhoid fever. He was 37 years old.
  • He was buried in Jan 1863 at Alexandria National Cemetery, Alexandria, Alexandria (city), Virginia, plot 694.
  • He was memorialized at Hope Cemetery, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in the family plot 4007-25-F. This is a cenotaph.
  • On 27 Jan 1863 Abigail Prescott Russell received a pension to surviving family member based on George's service; and received certificate number 8066.
  • On 12 Apr 1866 George's widow, Abigail Prescott Russell remarried to James Edmund Dunawin at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a second marriage for both.
  • On 30 Aug 1867 James Edmund Dunawin made application for a pension as guardian to George's surviving dependants, received certificate 102102 for dependants.
  • He's surviving family was enumerated in the household of James Edmund Dunawin and Abigail Prescott Russell in the 1870 US Federal Census on 13 Aug 1870 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Dunawin, James E., 45, machine pattern maker, b. VA
    ---, Abby R., 45, b. CT
    Parsons, Ida A., 19, b. MA
    ---, Eva G., 16, b. NY
    ---, Geo. W., 13, b. NY
    2 apparent boarders.
  • On 12 May 1872 George and Abigail's daughter, Ida Estelle Parsons married George Warren Howe at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • On 15 Jul 1874 George Parsons was included on the Civil War memorial at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 6 Oct 1874 Abigail Prescott Russell requested that her original pension be resumed as she had recently discovered that her second marriage was void on account of her would be husband having a former wife still living in Washington, DC. (click icon to read details.)
  • On 5 May 1875 George and Abigail's daughter, Ava Gertrude Parsons married Henry Augustus Hovey at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • The marriage of Abigail Prescott Russell and James Edmund Dunawin was annulled in Oct 1876 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • In Feb 1887 George and Abigail's daughter, Ida Estelle Parsons married Elbridge F. Russell at Chicago, Cook County, Illinois.
  • George's son, George W. Parsons, died and was buried on 21 Feb 1896 at Hope Cemetery, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 38 years, 10 months and 20 days.
  • On 6 Jun 1914 Abigail Prescott Russell, his wife, died at age 89.
  • On 25 Sep 1914, Abigail Prescott Russell was dropped from the pension rolls.
  • Last Edited: 6 Dec 2016

Family: Abigail Prescott Russell b. 12 Nov 1824, d. 6 Jun 1914

  • Ida Estelle Parsons b. 5 Jul 1851, d. Nov 1914
  • Ava Gertrude Parsons b. 8 Jun 1854, d. 1938
  • George W. Parsons b. 1 Apr 1857, d. 17 Feb 1896

Jasper Ariel Partridge

b. July 1841, d. 10 January 1923
  • Father: Ariel Partridge b. 5 May 1803, d. 22 Oct 1845
  • Mother: Mary Jones b. 1809
  • Company: C
  • Jasper Ariel Partridge was also known as George W. Partridge in the 2nd Massachusetts Cavalry, according to the MASSCW.
  • He was born in Jul 1841 at Macomb, Mcdonough County, Illinois, son of Ariel Partridge and Mary Jones.
  • On 22 Oct 1845 his father, Ariel Partridge, died at age 42.
  • Jasper Ariel Partridge was enumerated in the household of Mary Jones in the 1850 US Federal Census on 6 Aug 1850 at Alstead, Cheshire County, New Hampshire, as:
    Mary Partridge, 41, b. NH (b. 1808-1809)
    Mary J., 20, b. NH
    Harriet M., 18, b. Vermont (b.1830-31)
    **Jasper A., 9, b. Illinois
    Martha A., 5, b. Illinois.
  • Jasper Ariel Partridge was enumerated in the household of Mary Jones in the 1860 US Federal Census on 23 Jun 1860 at Alstead, Cheshire County, New Hampshire, as:
    Mary Partridge, 5x, b. NH
    Henry F., 21, laborer, b. ILL
    **Jasper A., 18, laborer, b. ILL
    Martha A., 15, b. Ill.
  • In 1861 Jasper was living at Alstead, Cheshire County, New Hampshire.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Jasper gave his occupation as farmer.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Jasper mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry according to Ford's history and the 1870 roster, being credited to the quota of Alstead, Cheshire County, New Hampshire. He was 20 years old.
  • On 15 Apr 1862 Jasper ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts for reasons not recorded in the 1870 roster.

  • George also served in the Company H, 2nd Massachusetts Cavalry, at which time he gave his occuaption as machinist starting 20 Jun 1863 at Sterling, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 13 Jul 1864 George was taken prisoner at Rockville, Maryland.
  • On 23 Feb 1865, at Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, George was paroled from prison.
  • He ended his service on 20 Jul 1865 at Fairfax, Fairfax County, Virginia.
  • On 25 Oct 1870 Jasper Ariel Partridge, 29, married Isabel Watson, 28, daughter of Gilbert Watson and Anna Meldrum, at Smithfield, Providence County, Rhode Island.
  • Jasper Ariel Partridge was enumerated in the household of Anna Meldrum in the 1880 US Federal Census on on 7 Jun 1880 at at Lincoln, Providence County, Rhode Island, with his wife and widowed mother-in-law, Annie Watson, 70, b. Ireland.
  • Jasper Ariel Partridge was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Lincoln, Providence County, Rhode Island, as having been a member of Co. B, 2nd MA Cav., noting that he has heart trouble resulting from measles which he had while in service.
    Also noted that he "first enlisted July 29, 1861 in Co. C, 15th Mass. Inf and discharged May 2, 1862.
  • He and Isabel Watson were enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 18 Jun 1900 at Lincoln, Providence County, Rhode Island, as:
    PARTRIDGE, Jasper A., head, b. July 1841, married 29 years, b. Illinois, (parents b. New Hampshire), finisher in (?), they own their own home.
    ---, Isabel, wife, b. Jan 1842, they have no children, b. Ireland, as were her parents, and immigrated to the US in 1848.
  • Jasper Ariel Partridge and Isabel Watson were enumerated in the 1910 US Federal Census in 1910 at Lincoln, Providence County, Rhode Island.
  • Jasper Ariel Partridge died on 10 Jan 1923 at Saylesville, Providence County, Rhode Island. He was 81 years and 6 months old.
  • He was buried in Jan 1923 at Oakgrove Cemetery, Pawtucket, Providence County, Rhode Island.
  • Isabel, his wife, outlived Jasper and died on 28 Jan 1927 at Pawtucket, Providence County, Rhode Island.
  • Last Edited: 1 Mar 2017

Family: Isabel Watson b. Jan 1842, d. 28 Jan 1927

George W. Pasco

b. 26 November 1843, d. 23 January 1865
  • Father: Justice Pasco
  • Mother: Mary Wood b. 15 Nov 1799, d. 18 Jun 1882
  • Company: D
  • George W. Pasco was born on 26 Nov 1843 at Palmer, Hampden County, Massachusetts, son of Justice Pasco and Mary Wood.
  • George W. Pasco was enumerated in the household of Mary Wood in the 1860 US Federal Census on 18 Jun 1860 as:
    Mary Pasco, 60, b. CT
    George, 16, works in mill, b. MA.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, George gave his occupation as weaver or spinner.
  • In 1861 George was living at Palmer, Hampden County, Massachusetts.
  • George W. Pasco was described as 5' 7.5" tall, dark eyes, brown hair, and light complexion.

  • On 9 Dec 1861 George mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Palmer, Hampden County, Massachusetts. He was 18 years and 13 days old.
  • On 17 Dec 1862 George ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts at Fort Wood, Virginia, due to disability.

  • Starting 25 Jan 1864, George also served in the in the 57th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment.
  • On 1 May 1864, George was absent sick.
  • On 1 Sep 1864, George was retuned to his unit.
  • On 21 Oct 1864, George was absent sick.
  • He died on 23 Jan 1865 at Palmer, Hampden County, Massachusetts, of consumption. He was 21 years, 1 month and 28 days old.
  • After 1865 Mary Wood received a pension to surviving family member based on George's service; his mother, received certificate number 156434 for his service in the 57th Massachusetts. (exact date illegible.)
  • Mary, his mother, outlived George and died on 18 Jun 1882 at Ludlow, Hampden County, Massachusetts, at age 82.
  • Last Edited: 24 Mar 2012

John Wallace Peabody

b. 3 July 1846, d. 26 November 1891
  • Father: William Peabody b. 5 Jan 1809, d. 3 May 1890
  • Mother: Almira Peabody b. 19 May 1812, d. 28 Jan 1884
  • Company: H
  • John Wallace Peabody was born on 3 Jul 1846 at Middleton, Essex County, Massachusetts, son of William Peabody and Almira Peabody, grandson on the paternal side of Benjamin and Mary (Bancroft) Peabody; on the maternal side of Amos and Rachel (Berry) Peabody.
  • On 25 May 1861 David Ball Peabody his brother, enlisted in the 2nd Massachusetts Infantry, was wounded at Cedar Mountain, VA, and mustered out 15 May 1865.
  • On 27 Nov 1861 George Webster Peabody his brother, enlisted in the 3rd Massachusetts Cavalry, Read's Company.
  • On 26 Apr 1862 his brother, George Webster Peabody, died of disease on Ship Island, Mississippi with the 2nd Massachusetts Cavalry.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, John gave his occupation as farmer.
  • In 1863 John was living at Middleton, Essex County, Massachusetts.

  • On 4 Aug 1863 John mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as a substitute for a drafted man, being credited to the quota of Gloucester, Essex County, Massachusetts. He was 17 years, 1 month and 1 day old.
  • On 22 Jun 1864 John was taken prisoner at Petersburg, Virginia.
  • On 27 Jul 1864 John ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by administrative transfer to the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as absent Prisoner of War.

  • Starting 28 Jul 1864, John also served in the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company "G."
  • On 24 Aug 1864 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, John Wallace Peabody was reported among the prisoners, for a total of four commissioned officers and seventy-seven enlisted men.
  • John was returned from prison at a date not shown.
  • He ended his service by mustering out on 7 May 1865.
  • On 14 Jan 1869 John Wallace Peabody, 22, married Maria Elizabeth Goodhue, 15, daughter of William Goodhue and Caroline D. Bell, at Topsfield, Essex County, Massachusetts.
  • John Wallace Peabody made application for a veteran's pension on 13 Aug 1877, and received certificate number 222030.
  • He and Maria Elizabeth Goodhue were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 11 Jun 1880 at Middleton, Essex County, Massachusetts, as:
    Peabody, John W., 33, works in shoe shop, b. MA (as were all in the family)
    ---, Maria E., wife, 25
    ---, Edith M., dau, 10
    ---, Amos, son, 6
    ---, Cora M., dau, 4
    ---, Etta J., dau, 1.
  • John Wallace Peabody was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Middleton, Essex County, Massachusetts, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company H.
  • He died on 26 Nov 1891 at Middleton, Essex County, Massachusetts. He was 45 years, 4 months and 23 days old.
  • An obituary for John Wallace Peabody was published on 30 Nov 1891 at "The Boston Journal", Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, as follows:
    "John W. Peabody, who served in Company G Twentieth Regiment, and for more than a year was incarcerated in Andersonville Prison, died in Middleton Saturday night, aged 45 years. He was a member of Post 90 G. A. R. of Danvers."
  • He was buried in Nov 1891 at Middleton, Essex County, Massachusetts.
  • On 12 Dec 1891 Maria Elizabeth Goodhue received a pension to surviving family member in Massachusetts based on John's service; and received certificate number 347747.
  • On 12 Feb 1902 John and Maria's daughter, Cora May Peabody married Almon Flye at Danvers, Essex County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • On 2 Apr 1903 John and Maria's daughter, Etta Josephine Peabody married John F. Cole at Bedford, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire.
  • On 29 Aug 1904 John's widow, Maria Elizabeth Goodhue remarried to Ira Barr at Bedford, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire.
  • Maria, his widow, outlived John and died on 12 Jun 1939 at Bedford, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, at age 85.
  • Last Edited: 6 Sep 2013

Family: Maria Elizabeth Goodhue b. 11 Nov 1853, d. 12 Jun 1939

  • Edith Melissa Peabody b. 21 Jan 1870
  • Amos Leroy Peabody b. 18 Aug 1873, d. 1 Oct 1950
  • Cora May Peabody b. 3 Mar 1876
  • Etta Josephine Peabody b. 23 Feb 1879
  • Charles Stanley Peabody b. 23 Feb 1882

Adam N. Peacock

b. 1821, d. 20 May 1889
  • Father: Ephraim Peacock
  • Mother: Sarah Staleham b. between 1792 - 1793
  • Company: K
  • Adam N. Peacock was born about in 1821 at Staffordshire, England, son of Ephraim Peacock and Sarah Staleham.
  • In Mar 1838 Adam N. Peacock married Rosanna Wainwright, 17, daughter of William Wainwright and Sarah Martin, at Dudley District, Staffordshire, England.
  • Adam N. Peacock and Rosanna Wainwright were enumerated in the 1841 UK census in Apr 1841 at Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, England, as:
    Adam Peacock, 20, puddler, b. Staffordshire (as were all in the family)
    Rosanah, 20
    Susannah, 1.
  • Adam N. Peacock emigrated on 21 Sep 1846 from Liverpool, Lancashire, England, into Boston, age 25, alone, a "Forgeman" on the ship "Jos Bates."
  • He was not enumerated in the household of Sarah Peacock in the 1851 UK Census in Apr 1851 at Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, England, his mother as:
    Sarah Peacock, widow, 58, domestic duties, b. Staffords, Potleries
    Rosanna, daur-in-law, 31, screw maker, b. Staffs, Sedgley
    Susanna, G-Daur, 11, b. Staffs, Bilston
    Adam, G-Son, 7, b. Staffs, Bilston
    John Starkey, son-in-law, 32
    Eliza, daur, 34
    (and their children.)
  • On 4 Oct 1851 Adam N. Peacock married Mary Spencer, daughter of John Spencer, at Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts, saying that it is a first marriage for both.
  • In Mar 1856 Rosanna Peacock, his wife, died at Sedgley, Dudley District, Staffordshire, England, at age 35.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Adam gave his occupation as iron-worker.
  • In 1861 Adam was living at Slatersville, Providence County, Rhode Island.

  • On 1 Jul 1861 Adam mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Slatersville, Providence County, Rhode Island. He was 40 years old.
  • He was declared missing in action on 21 Oct 1861 at The Battle of Ball's Bluff, Leesburg, Virginia.
  • On 30 Oct 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Adam N. Peacock was included, with 304 other men, among "The Killed Wounded and Missing of the Fifteenth Regiment," after Ball's Bluff.
  • On 20 Nov 1861 at "The Worcester Daily Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Adam N. Peacock was listed with 195 other men among the prisoners taken at Ball's Bluff.
  • On 14 Oct 1863 Adam was wounded at Bristoe Station, Virginia.
  • On 21 Oct 1863 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Adam N. Peacock was mentioned in the official casualty list (Volume 92 # 42):
    The Fifteenth Regiment
    Headquarters Fifteenth Regiment
    Oct. 1863
    Mr. Baldwin: Dear Sir;---The following is an official list of the killed and wounded in the 15th Massachusetts volunteers, in the engagement at Bristow Station, Va. Oct. 13, 1863
    Killed--- Corp, Samuel Stearns, Co. B., private A. E. Hinckley, Co. I.
    ]Wounded--- Lieut. Chas. H. Stevens; privates F. Merrifield, J. Frederick, Co. D; H. Jeverson, Co. E; Serg. G. A. Davis, Co. F. (since dead) privates D. Sherwood, Thomas Say, M. D. Tucker, Co. I; Adam Peacock, Co. K.
    Very Respectfully
    Your obedient servant,
    Geo. C. Joslin
    Lieut. Col. commanding Regiment.
  • On 12 Feb 1864, at Spencer, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Adam was reenlisted, having received a bounty of $392.
  • On 27 Jul 1864 Adam ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by transfer to the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.

  • Starting 28 Jul 1864, Adam also served in the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company "G."
  • He ended his service by mustering out on 16 Jul 1865.
  • He and Mary Spencer were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 16 Aug 1870 at Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts, poss as:
    Pecott (sic), Adam, 61, cotton mill, b. Eng
    ---, Mary, 60, b. England
    Spencer, Mary, A., 25, cotton Mill, b. England.
  • On 13 Oct 1877 Mary Spencer, his wife, died at Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of pneumonia.
  • Adam N. Peacock made application for a veteran's pension on 21 Apr 1879, and received certificate number 187622.
  • He was enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 28 Jun 1880 at Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as
    Peacock, Adam, 60, watchman, married (sic), b. England
    Spincer, Mary, 37, step-dau, keeps house, married (sic), England
    ---, Chistine, 5, dau, b. MA.
  • He died on 20 May 1889 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 68 years old.
  • He was buried in May 1889 at Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Last Edited: 26 Apr 2015

Family 1: Rosanna Wainwright b. 23 Apr 1820, d. Mar 1856

  • William Peacock b. 4 Nov 1838
  • Susanna Peacock b. Mar 1840
  • Adam Peacock b. Jun 1844
  • Sarah Morris Peacock b. Feb 1846, d. Sep 1847

Family 2: Mary Spencer b. between 1816 - 1817, d. 13 Oct 1877

  • Male Peacock b. 24 May 1853, d. 1 Jun 1853

James F. Peacock

b. 28 June 1840, d. 16 August 1882
  • Father: Richard Peacock
  • Mother: Jane Whitehead
  • Company: D
  • James F. Peacock was born on 28 Jun 1840 at England, son of Richard Peacock and Jane Whitehead.
  • James F. Peacock was enumerated in the household of Richard Peacock and Jane Whitehead in the 1850 US Federal Census on 3 Oct 1850 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Richard Peacock, 36, boot clicker, b. England
    Jane, 35, b. England
    John, 12, b. England
    **James, 10, b. England
    David, 6, b. MA
    Sarah Ann, 3, b. MA
    Richard, 1, b. MA.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, James gave his occupation as farmer.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 James mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry. He was 21 years and 14 days old.
  • On 22 Jan 1863 James ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to disability.

  • On 24 Oct 1865 James F. Peacock, 25, married Elizabeth Newton, daughter of George B. Newton and Margaret C. H. Wheaton, at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 2 Jul 1869 Elizabeth Newton, his wife, died at Holden, Worcester County, Massachusetts, "insane."
  • On 6 Jan 1870 James F. Peacock, 29, married Agnes C. Newton, 25, daughter of George B. Newton and Margaret C. H. Wheaton, at Paxton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a second marriage for him and a first for her, his sister-in-law.
  • James F. Peacock and Agnes C. Newton were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census in Jun 1880 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Peacock, James, 39, real estate dealer, b. England
    ---, Agnes C., 35, wife, b. MA (as was rest of family)
    ---, Nellie M., 13, daughter
    ---, Charles R., 11, son
    ---, George W., 9, son
    ---, Hattie G., 5, daughter
    ---, Clarence A., 6/12, Jan, son.
  • James F. Peacock died on 16 Aug 1882 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of Bright's disease. He was 42 years, 1 month and 19 days old.
  • He was buried in Aug 1882 at Hope Cemetery, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Plot 822-17-G.
  • On 27 Jun 1889 James and Elizabeth's daughter, Nellie M. Peacock married Charles B. Kilbourn at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Agnes C. Newton was enumerated as the widow of James F. Peacock, of the 15th Massachusetts, in the 1890 Veterans' Schedules of the US Federal Census in Jun 1890 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 2 Oct 1901 James and Agnes's daughter, Hattie G. Peacock married John Edward Sherman at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Last Edited: 19 Apr 2016

Family 1: Elizabeth Newton b. between 1842 - 1843, d. 2 Jul 1869

  • Nellie M. Peacock b. 1867
  • Charles Richard Peacock b. 18 Jun 1868

Family 2: Agnes C. Newton b. Jun 1844

  • George Wharton Peacock b. 20 Oct 1870
  • Hattie G. Peacock b. 5 Apr 1875
  • Clarence A. Peacock b. 15 Jan 1880, d. 20 Oct 1902

Anson P. Peckham

b. 27 March 1843, d. 22 August 1864
  • Father: Jonathan Peckham b. 25 May 1804, d. 23 May 1852
  • Mother: Mary Ann Sanborn b. 1816, d. 5 May 1889
  • Company: B
  • Anson P. Peckham was born on 27 Mar 1843 at Rutland, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Jonathan Peckham and Mary Ann Sanborn.
  • Anson P. Peckham was enumerated in the household of Jonathan Peckham and Mary Ann Sanborn in the 1850 US Federal Census on 10 Aug 1850 at Petersham, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Jonathan Peckham, 45, farmer, b. MA
    Mary Ann, 34, b. VT
    **Thomas, 10, b. MA
    **Anson P., 7, b. MA
    Joanna, 4, b. MA
    Mary E., 2, b. MA
    Rosanna A., 2/12, b. MA.
  • On 23 May 1852 his father, Jonathan Peckham, died at Petersham, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 47.
  • On 21 Apr 1853 Thomas and Anson's widowed mother, Mary Ann Sanborn, remarried to Rufus Thayer at Petersham, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a second marriage for both.
  • Anson P. Peckham and Thomas J. Peckham, and Henry Marshall Peckham, first cousins, and grandsons of Mordacai and Polly (Bigelow) Peckham, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.
  • Anson P. Peckham and Thomas J. Peckham, brothers, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Company B.
  • In 1864 Anson was living at Dana, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1864, Anson gave his occupation as laborer.

  • On 2 Jan 1864 Anson mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry having received a bounty of $325, being credited to the quota of Dana, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 20 years, 9 months and 6 days old.
  • On 3 Jun 1864 his brother, Thomas J. Peckham, died at Cold Harbor, Hanover County, Virginia.
  • On 22 Jun 1864 Anson was taken prisoner at Petersburg, Prince George County, Virginia.
  • He and Thomas J. Peckham were memorialized at West Street Cemetery, Petersham, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in the family plot.
  • On 27 Jul 1864 Anson ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by administrative "transfer to Company K of the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry," as absent prisoner, according to the 1870 roster.

  • He died on 22 Aug 1864 at Andersonville, Sumter County, Georgia, as a prisoner of war. He was 21 years, 4 months and 26 days old.
  • On 24 Aug 1864 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Anson P. Peckham was reported among the prisoners, for a total of four commissioned officers and seventy-seven enlisted men.
  • He was buried in 1864 at Andersonville National Cemetery, Andersonville, Sumter County, Georgia, grave # 6471.
  • Last Edited: 23 Aug 2016

Henry Marshall Peckham

b. 6 August 1836, d. 4 September 1919
  • Father: John Adams Peckham b. 21 Dec 1801, d. 12 Mar 1849
  • Mother: Elizabeth R. Henson
  • Company: MusBand
  • Henry Marshall Peckham was born on 6 Aug 1836 at Petersham, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of John Adams Peckham and Elizabeth R. Henson.
  • His mother, Elizabeth R. Henson, died.
  • Henry's widowed father, John Adams Peckham, remarried to Almira Bryant.
  • On 9 Jul 1845 his step-mother, Almira Bryant, died at Templeton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 12 Mar 1849 his father, John Adams Peckham, died at Petersham, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 47.
  • On 20 Aug 1859 Henry Marshall Peckham, 23, married Caroline W. "Carrie" Tucker, 18, daughter of Simon H. Tucker and Mary Rowe Haskell, at Gloucester, Essex County, Massachusetts.
  • Henry Marshall Peckham and Caroline W. "Carrie" Tucker were enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 9 Jun 1860 at Sutton P. O., Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Henry M. Peckham, 23, machinist, b. MA
    Caroline W., 19, b. MA
    Henry A., 5/12, b. MA.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Henry gave his occupation as machinist.
  • In 1861 Henry was living at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, according to Ford's history.

  • On 5 Aug 1861 Henry mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as a Bandsman, being credited to the quota of Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 24 years, 11 months and 30 days old.
  • Anson P. Peckham and Thomas J. Peckham, Henry Marshall Peckham, first cousins, and grandsons of Mordacai and Polly (Bigelow) Peckham, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.
  • On 8 Aug 1862 Henry ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by order of the War Department to release all bandsmen.

  • On 2 Oct 1863 his brother, Thomas I. Peckham, died at Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Starting 5 Jan 1864, Henry also served in the the 59th Massachusetts Infantry, and was transferred to the 57th Massachusetts as private and possibly comissary sergeant.
  • On 3 Jun 1864 his first cousin, Thomas J. Peckham, died at Cold Harbor, Hanover County, Virginia.
  • On 22 Aug 1864 his first cousin, Anson P. Peckham, died at Andersonville, Sumter County, Georgia, as a prisoner of war at age 21.
  • Henry Marshall Peckham and Caroline W. "Carrie" Tucker were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 24 Jun 1870 at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, as:
    Peckham, Henry, 32, trade machinist, b. MA (as were all in the family)
    ---, Carrie, 28
    ---, Henry, 10
    ---, Chas. E., 8.
  • On 7 Dec 1876 Caroline W. "Carrie" Tucker, his wife, died at Gloucester, Essex County, Massachusetts, at age 35 of consumption.
  • Henry Marshall Peckham was enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 5 Jun 1880 at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, as:
    Peckham, Henry M., 43, boarder, widower, clock maker, b. MA (as were his parents.)
  • On 2 Nov 1880 Henry Marshall Peckham, 44, married Henrietta B. Harper, 31, daughter of William H. Harper and Harriet E. [--?--], at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, in a second marriage for him and the first for her.
  • Henry Marshall Peckham was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Band, and mentioning his service in the 59th Massachusetts.
  • He and Henrietta B. Harper were enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 9 Jun 1900 at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, as:
    Peckham, Henry M., 62, married 20 years, b. MA (as were his parents)
    ---, Hale (sic) H., son , b. Feb 1883,
    ---, Henrietta B., wife, b. Jan 1850, her only child is still living.
  • Henry Marshall Peckham and Henrietta B. Harper were enumerated in the 1910 US Federal Census on 9 Apr 1910 at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, as:
    Peckham, Henry M., 73, 2nd marriage for 29 years, clock maker
    ---, Henrietta B., 63, first marriage, her only child is still living.
  • Henry Marshall Peckham died on 4 Sep 1919 at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts. He was 83 years and 29 days old.
  • He was buried in Sep 1919 at Cedar Grove Cemetery, Dorchester, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, Sec. 17, Maple Lot.
  • On 22 Sep 1919 Henrietta B. Harper received a pension to surviving family member based on Henry's service; his wife, received certificate number 880255.
  • Henrietta, his wife, outlived Henry and died on 23 Jan 1929 at Attleboro, Bristol County, Massachusetts, at age 80.
  • Last Edited: 23 Aug 2016

Family 1: Caroline W. "Carrie" Tucker b. 3 Aug 1841, d. 7 Dec 1876

  • Henry A. Peckham b. 27 Dec 1859, d. 28 Oct 1890
  • Charles Edwin Peckham b. 13 Oct 1861, d. 9 Sep 1882

Family 2: Henrietta B. Harper b. 14 Jan 1849, d. 23 Jan 1929

  • Walter Wesley Peckham b. 17 Feb 1883, d. 1955

Thomas J. Peckham

b. 1839, d. 3 June 1864

Thomas J. Peckham
  • Father: Jonathan Peckham b. 25 May 1804, d. 23 May 1852
  • Mother: Mary Ann Sanborn b. 1816, d. 5 May 1889
  • Company: B
  • Thomas J. Peckham was born about in 1839 at Petersham, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Jonathan Peckham and Mary Ann Sanborn.
  • Thomas J. Peckham was enumerated in the household of Jonathan Peckham and Mary Ann Sanborn in the 1850 US Federal Census on 10 Aug 1850 at Petersham, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Jonathan Peckham, 45, farmer, b. MA
    Mary Ann, 34, b. VT
    **Thomas, 10, b. MA
    **Anson P., 7, b. MA
    Joanna, 4, b. MA
    Mary E., 2, b. MA
    Rosanna A., 2/12, b. MA.
  • On 23 May 1852 his father, Jonathan Peckham, died at Petersham, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 47.
  • On 21 Apr 1853 Thomas and Anson's widowed mother, Mary Ann Sanborn, remarried to Rufus Thayer at Petersham, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a second marriage for both.
  • Thomas J. Peckham was enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 10 Jul 1860 at Petersham, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Thomas Peckham, 20, farm labor, b. MA
    enumerated with:
    Joshua Sanderson, 56, farmer, b. MA.
  • Thomas J. Peckham and Anson P. Peckham, and Henry Marshall Peckham, first cousins, and grandsons of Mordacai and Polly (Bigelow) Peckham, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.
  • In 1862 Thomas was living at Dana, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1862, Thomas gave his occupation as farmer.

  • On 13 Aug 1862 Thomas mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Dana, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 23 years old.
  • Thomas J. Peckham and Anson P. Peckham, brothers, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Company B.
  • Thomas J. Peckham died on 3 Jun 1864 at Cold Harbor, Hanover County, Virginia. He was 25 years old.
  • He and Anson P. Peckham were memorialized at West Street Cemetery, Petersham, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in the family plot.
  • Anson, his brother, outlived Thomas and died on 22 Aug 1864 at Andersonville, Sumter County, Georgia, as a prisoner of war at age 21.
  • On 1 Nov 1864 Margaret A. Thayer received a pension to surviving family member based on Thomas's service; his mother, received certificate number 85198.
  • Last Edited: 23 Aug 2016

Joseph Pecot

b. 16 September 1826, d. 10 November 1902
  • Father: Joseph Pecott
  • Mother: Mary [--?--]
  • Company: F
  • Joseph Pecot was born on 16 Sep 1826 at St. John's, St. John's County, New Brunswick, Canada, son of Joseph Pecott and Mary [--?--].
  • Joseph Pecot emigrated in 1840 from Canada.
  • On 9 May 1848 Joseph Pecott, 21, married Mary King, daughter of John King and Mary [--?--], at Leicester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Joseph Pecot and Mary King were enumerated in the 1850 US Federal census on 28 Aug 1850 at North Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Joseph Pecot, 23, shoemaker, b. Canada
    Mary, 20, b. Canada
    Harriet, 1, b. MA
    Sophia Pecot, 17, b. Canada
    Alexis Budrow, 16, (m.), shoemaker, b. Canada.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1862, Joseph gave his occupation as shoemaker.

  • On 30 Jan 1862 Joseph mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 35 years, 4 months and 14 days old.
  • On 17 Sep 1862 Joseph was wounded at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland.
  • On 27 Sep 1862 at "The Public Ledger", Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, Joseph Pecot was listed among the wounded.
  • On 3 Jul 1863 Joseph was wounded at The Battle of Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania.
  • On 22 Jul 1863 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Joseph Pecot was reported as wounded at Gettysburg.
  • On 8 May 1864 Joseph was wounded at The Battle of the Wilderness, Spotsylvania County, Virginia.
  • On 18 May 1864 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Joseph Pecot was noted among the wounded at the Battle of the Wilderness.
  • On 25 May 1864 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Joseph Pecot was mentioned among the casualties.
  • On 27 Jul 1864 Joseph ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by administrative transfer to the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as absent wounded.

  • Starting 28 Jul 1864, Joseph also served in the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company "G."
  • He ended his service with by mustering out on 28 Jan 1865.
  • He made application for a veteran's pension on 3 Jul 1867, and received certificate number 93087.
  • He and Mary King were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 25 Aug 1870 at Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Pecott, Joseph, 45, for boot factory, b. Canada
    ---, Mary, 43, b. Canada,
    ---, Joseph D., 20, for boot factory, b. MA
    ---, Ellen, 17, b. MA
    ---, Phebe, 15, b. MA
    ---, Alexander, 11, b. MA
    ---, Lizzie, 8, b. MA
    ---, Annie K., 2, b. MA.
  • On 25 Nov 1872 Joseph and Mary's daughter, Ellen Pecot married Paul Gerdies at North Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 10 Jan 1881 Mary King, his wife, died at Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of cancer.
  • On 18 Apr 1885 Joseph and Mary's daughter, Lizzie J. Pecot married Willie C. Bemis at Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • On 9 Nov 1889 Joseph and Mary's daughter, Annie K. Pecot married Charles E. Barnes at Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • In 1890 at Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Joseph Pecot was (or had been) a member of the Ferdinand Dexter G. A. R., Post 38, and a copy of his "personal war sketch" is now located in the Merrick Public Library.
  • Click icon to read his G. A. R. personal sketch.
  • On 19 Sep 1896 at Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Joseph Pecot attended a reunion of Company F, as reported in the Worcester Daily Spy the following day.
  • On 20 Sep 1896 at "The Worcester Daily Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Joseph was mentioned in an article about the company reunion, saying that he "bears the wounds from half a dozen of the most severe battles of the war. It was proverbial [in Company F] that Joe Pecot was hit in every engagement in which he participated, but always showed up for every arduous duty."
  • He died on 10 Nov 1902 at Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts, a widower, of paralysis. He was 76 years, 1 month and 25 days old.
  • He was buried in Nov 1902 at Brookfield Cemetery, Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Lot 218.
  • On 19 Oct 1903 at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Joseph Pecot was noted as deceased in the previous year in a newspaper article about the 38th regimental reunion. From the Fitchburg Sentinel, 19 Oct 1903:
    Reunion of the 15th Regiment
    Wednesday will mark the gathering at Worcester of the survivors of that grand old fighting regiment, the 15th Massachusetts, who will meet in reunion in Worcester, to commemorate the 42d anniversary of the battle of Ball's Bluff, their first baptism of blood, shot, and shell.
    For 37 years the regimental association has had its annual reunion in Worcester on the date commemorating the fight at Ball's Bluff. All the original field officers have joined the great bivouac on the other side except Gen. John W. Kimball of Fitchburg, who went out as the first major and won a glorious record for bravery and ability.
    The reunion Wednesday will include the business meeting at the board of trade rooms, Worcester, at 10.30 o'clock, followed by the annual dinner at Grand Army hall at 12 o'clock, which is furnished by the Women's relief corps. A rousing reunion is expected.
    Death has depleted the ranks of many prominent members since the last reunion, including three former captains, Capt. C. H. Eager; Capt. J. M. Studley, Capt. J. Evarts Green; William J. Woodbury, who constructed the granite shaft of the Antietam monument, Wilder S. Holbrook and Joseph Pecot.
  • Last Edited: 11 Apr 2016

Family: Mary King b. 1827, d. 10 Jan 1881

  • Harriet Pecot b. 15 Jun 1849
  • Joseph D. Pecot b. 11 May 1851, d. 3 Jun 1909
  • Ellen Pecot b. 1853
  • Phebe Pecot b. 25 Nov 1854
  • Mary Pecot b. 21 Jan 1857, d. 21 Jan 1857
  • Alexander Pecot b. 21 Dec 1859
  • Lizzie J. Pecot b. 1863, d. 1941
  • Annie K. Pecot b. 1868