Franklin Amos Plimpton

b. 17 April 1841, d. 25 August 1913
  • Father: Gardner Plimpton b. 12 Jul 1807, d. 25 Aug 1866
  • Mother: Hannah Whitney b. 20 Oct 1812, d. 21 Sep 1879
  • Company: G
  • Franklin Amos Plimpton was born on 17 Apr 1841 at Wardsboro, Windham County, Vermont, son of Gardner Plimpton and Hannah Whitney.
  • Franklin Amos Plimpton was enumerated in the household of Gardner Plimpton and Hannah Whitney in the 1850 US Federal Census on 14 Aug 1850 at Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Gardner Plympton, 43
    Hannah Plympton, 39
    Fanny Plympton, 16
    Sarah J Plympton, 15
    James Plympton, 13
    **Webster Plympton, 11
    **Franklin Plympton, 9
    **Amos Plympton, 8
    George Plympton, 6
    Ellen Plympton, 7
    Charles Plympton, 4
    Edgar Plympton, 0.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Franklin gave his occupation as teamster.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Frank mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 20 years, 2 months and 25 days old.
  • Charles H. Plimpton and Webster Daniel Plimpton, Franklin Amos Plimpton, brothers, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry in company G.
  • According to the Plimpton Genealogy,
    "He (Frank) and his brother, Webster, were at the battle of Ball's Bluff and were among those driven into the Potomac. Webster swam to the opposite shore, Franklin, from exhaustion, was only able to reach Harrison's Island where he remained overnight. In the morning he succeeded in reaching the northern shore and found his brother safe, but very much exhausted. He was severely wounded by a flying fragment of a shell at the Seven Days Fight before Richmond".
  • On 31 Jul 1862 Amos Gardner Plimpton a younger brother of Charles, Franklin and Webster Plimpton, enlisted with the 15th MVI and shows as "not assigned" with no further service record in the 1870 roster of the 15th. In fact, Amos was immediately transferred to the 1st Andrews Sharpshooters.
  • On 31 Dec 1863 Franklin ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by discharge due to disability.

  • On 8 Feb 1864 George Washington Plimpton, another brother, mustered into service with "the Fourth Regiment, Massachusett's Cavalry to Nov. 14, 1865. He did good service, and was distinguished for his bravery in several cavalry raids."
  • On 4 Apr 1864 Franklin Amos Plimpton, 22, married Mary Louisa Brayson, 18, daughter of Thomas Brayson and Nancy Fisher, at Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Franklin Amos Plimpton and Mary Louisa Brayson were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 21 Jul 1870 at Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a boarding house as:
    Plympton, Frank, 29, carpenter, b. VT
    ---, Mary L., 25, dress maker, b. Nova Scotia
    ---, Ira W., 1, b. MA.
  • In 1881 Franklin was living at Whitinsville, Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • He made application for a veteran's pension on 9 Jul 1881, and received certificate number 192445.
  • On 27 Aug 1892 Franklin and Mary's daughter, Annie Bell Plimpton married Robert H. Gleason at Manchaug, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Franklin Amos Plimpton and Mary Louisa Brayson were enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 18 Jun 1900 at Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Plympton, Frank, b. Apr 1841, married 36 years, b. VT, carpenter
    ---, Mary P., wife, b. Jan 1846, two of two children living, b. CAN
    Gleason, Annie, Daur, b. May 1868, married 8 years, no children, b. MA
    Brason, Nancy, mor-in-law, b. Feb 1826, widow, b. Can
    Brason, John P., bro-in-law, b. Aug 1849, married 17 years
    Plympton, Edgar J., bro, b. May 1850
    (his son Harris lives nextdoor.)
  • In 1906 Franklin was living at Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 20 Oct 1906 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Franklin Amos Plimpton attended the 40th annual reunion of the 15th regiment association, with some 75 other veterans of the regiment. (Report believed to be from the Worcester Spy.)
  • He and Mary Louisa Brayson were enumerated in the 1910 US Federal Census on 15 Apr 1910 at Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Plympton, Frank A., 68, married 1st 46 years, b. VT
    ---, Mary L., wife, 67, both children living
    ---, Annie B., daur, 36, divorced, b. MA
    ---, Edgar J., boarder, 39, single, b. MA.
  • On 27 Oct 1910 at The State Mutual Building, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Franklin Amos Plimpton attended the 44th reunion of the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.
  • He died on 25 Aug 1913 at West Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 72 years, 4 months and 8 days old.
  • He was buried on 27 Aug 1913 at West Sutton Cemetery, West Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, after cremation.
  • Last Edited: 19 Apr 2016

Family: Mary Louisa Brayson b. Jan 1846

  • Harris Plimpton b. Dec 1869
  • Annie Bell Plimpton b. 23 May 1873

Webster Daniel Plimpton

b. 5 January 1840, d. 20 September 1911
  • Father: Gardner Plimpton b. 12 Jul 1807, d. 25 Aug 1866
  • Mother: Hannah Whitney b. 20 Oct 1812, d. 21 Sep 1879
  • Company: G
  • Webster Daniel Plimpton was born on 5 Jan 1840 at Wardsboro, Windham County, Vermont, son of Gardner Plimpton and Hannah Whitney.
  • Webster Daniel Plimpton was enumerated in the household of Gardner Plimpton and Hannah Whitney in the 1850 US Federal Census on 14 Aug 1850 at Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Gardner Plympton, 43
    Hannah Plympton, 39
    Fanny Plympton, 16
    Sarah J Plympton, 15
    James Plympton, 13
    **Webster Plympton, 11
    **Franklin Plympton, 9
    **Amos Plympton, 8
    George Plympton, 6
    Ellen Plympton, 7
    Charles Plympton, 4
    Edgar Plympton, 0.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Webster gave his occupation as teamster.
  • Webster Daniel Plimpton and Henry S. Ball, future brothers-in-law, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.
  • Webster Daniel Plimpton and Charles H. Plimpton, and Franklin Amos Plimpton, brothers, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry in company G.

  • On 30 Jul 1861 Webster mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 21 years, 6 months and 25 days old.
  • According to the Plimpton Genealogy,
    "He (Frank) and his brother, Webster, were at the battle of Ball's Bluff and were among those driven into the Potomac. Webster swam to the opposite shore, Franklin, from exhaustion, was only able to reach Harrison's Island where he remained overnight. In the morning he succeeded in reaching the northern shore and found his brother safe, but very much exhausted. He was severely wounded by a flying fragment of a shell at the Seven Days Fight before Richmond".
  • On 31 Jul 1862 Amos Gardner Plimpton a younger brother of Charles, Franklin and Webster Plimpton, enlisted with the 15th MVI and shows as "not assigned" with no further service record in the 1870 roster of the 15th. In fact, Amos was immediately transferred to the 1st Andrews Sharpshooters.
  • On 20 Oct 1862 Webster ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts to enlist in the regular Army.

  • Starting 10 Nov 1862, Webster also served in the Battery I, 1st U. S. Light Artillery. He had three horses shot from under him, while engaged in conflict, and was wounded several times.
  • On 8 Feb 1864 George Washington Plimpton, another brother, mustered into service with "the Fourth Regiment, Massachusett's Cavalry to Nov. 14, 1865. He did good service, and was distinguished for his bravery in several cavalry raids."
  • On 7 Dec 1865 Webster Daniel Plimpton, 25, married Mary Newton Ball, 24, daughter of Dexter Dix Ball and Sarah A. Jenkins, at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Webster Daniel Plimpton and Mary Newton Ball were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 1 Aug 1870 at Whitinsville, Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Plympton, Webster, 30, farmer, b. VT
    ---, Mary N., 28, b. MA
    ---, Fred G., 3, b. MA
    ---, Lewis D., 2, b. MA.
  • Webster Daniel Plimpton made application for a veteran's pension in Dec 1872, and received certificate number 467530.
  • On 8 May 1878 his son, Fred Gardner Plimpton, died at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 11 by drowning.
  • "Freddie Plympton, son of Webster Plympton, aged 13 years, was drown while bathing in the mill trench about four o'clock Wednesday afternoon. His clothes were found lying on the edge of the trench, and the body was found by Yel Sharron at the bottom, on his knees, with his hands clenched in the stone work. The body had been in the water nearly one hour when found." (Worcester Spy.)
  • Webster Daniel Plimpton and Mary Newton Ball were separated apparently.
  • Daniel W. Plimpton was enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census in 1880 at Urbana, Champaign County, Ohio, where he is a bridge carpenter, and "single", enumerated as "other" in the household of Richard B. JOHNSON, also a carpenter. It appears that he was enumerated twice, in this case as "Daniel W."
  • He was enumerated in the household of Charles H. Plimpton and Mary A. Bell in the 1880 US Federal Census on on 3 Jun 1880 at at Danville, Vermilion County, Illinois, as:
    Plimpton, C. H., 35, R. R. conductor, b. MA (of VT parents)
    ---, M. A., 35, wife, b. Ind (of VA parents)
    ---, Maggie B., 12, daughter, b. IND
    **---, W. D., 39, brother, bridge builder, b. VT (fat b. MA, mor b. Ind)
    ---, Emma M., 23, sister, school teacher, b. MA (fat b. MA, mor b. Ind.)
  • On 26 Feb 1890 Webster and Mary's daughter, Jane Almira Plimpton married Cromwell A. Streeter at Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • On 4 Jan 1892 Webster and Mary's son, Louis D. Plympton married Emma M. Stratton at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • On 9 Feb 1892 W. D. Plimpton, 52, married Martha Ann Goldtrapp, 36, daughter of Isaac Goldtrapp and Bathsheba [--?--], at Effingham County, Illinois.
  • On 22 May 1892 Webster and Mary's daughter, Ella Plympton married William Bryson at Medway, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, in a second marriage for him and the first for her.
  • Webster Daniel Plimpton and Martha Ann Goldtrapp were enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 15 Jun 1900 at Sangamon, Piatt County, Illinois, as:
    Plimptom (sic), Webster, b. Jan 1840, 60, married 8 years, b. VT (and his parents), farmer
    ---, Martha G., wife, b. Oct 1855, 49, both children living, b. OH (as were her parents)
    ---, Webster A., son, b. May 1893,b. IL (fath b. VT, mor b. OH)
    ---, Ethel A., step-daur, b. Jan 1872, 21, b. IL (fath b. VT, mor b. OH.)
  • Webster Daniel Plimpton and Martha Ann Goldtrapp were enumerated in the 1910 US Federal Census on 28 Apr 1910 at Sangamon, Piatt County, Illinois, as:
    Plimpton, Webster D., 70, married second for 18 years, own income
    ---, Martha, wife, 57, married second for 18 years, both children living
    ---, Webster, son, 17, b. IL (fath b. VT, mor b. OH), farmer.
  • Webster Daniel Plimpton died on 20 Sep 1911 at White Heath, Piatt County, Illinois, at age 71.
  • He was buried in Sep 1911 at Monticello Cemetery, Monticello, Piatt County, Illinois.
  • In Oct 1911 Martha Ann Goldtrapp received a pension to surviving family member in Illinois based on Webster's service; but no certificate is noted.
  • In Dec 1912 Mary Newton Ball received a pension to surviving family member in Massachusetts based on Webster's service; as a "contest widow" and received certificate number 744456. (Note: it appears that his first wife was very much alive in Massachusetts when he "remarried" in Illinois.)
  • Martha, his wife, outlived Webster and died on 29 Jul 1946 at Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, at age 90.
  • Last Edited: 11 Apr 2016

Family 1: Mary Newton Ball b. 22 Jul 1841

  • Fred Gardner Plimpton b. 4 Nov 1866, d. 8 May 1878
  • Louis D. Plympton b. 10 Mar 1868
  • Ella Plimpton b. 14 Jul 1870
  • Jane Almira Plimpton b. 8 Sep 1876

Family 2: Martha Ann Goldtrapp b. 17 Oct 1855, d. 29 Jul 1946

  • Ethel A. Goldtrap Plimpton b. Jan 1872, d. 1959
  • Webster Ayre Plimpton b. 21 May 1893, d. 3 Jul 1975

William Plumer

b. 29 November 1823, d. 4 December 1896
  • Father: Hon. William Plumer Jr. b. 9 Feb 1789, d. 18 Sep 1854
  • Mother: Margaret Frost Mead b. 9 Dec 1794, d. 1882
  • Company: 1_SS
  • William Plumer was born on 29 Nov 1823 at Epping, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, son of Hon. William Plumer Jr. and Margaret Frost Mead.
  • William Plumer was graduated in 1845 at Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
  • In 1850 William Plumer was counsellor at law, at the time of his marriage.
  • On 2 Oct 1850 William Plumer, 26, married Emily Josephine Lord, 19, daughter of Joseph H. Lord and Judith Mansfield, at Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • On 24 Jun 1858 his infant son, Edmund Lord Plumer, died at Lexington, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
  • William Plumer and Emily Josephine Lord were enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 10 Jul 1860 at Lexington, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, as:
    Wm. Plummer, 36, news paper editor, b. MA (sic)
    Emily, 30
    Wm., 8
    Edith, 7
    Margarite, 5
    Grace, 4
    Mary Crommins, 30, domestic, b. Ireland
    Joulina Faut, 13, domestic, b. Ireland.
  • In 1862 William was living at Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.

  • On 19 Sep 1862 William Plumer mustered into service with the 1st Company Massachusetts Sharpshooters as a Captain. He was 38 years, 9 months and 21 days old.
  • On 26 Sep 1863 William ended military service with the 1st Massachusetts Sharpshooters by discharge for disability, according to one source.

  • On 17 Oct 1863 William ended military service with the 1st Massachusetts Sharpshooters by resignation, according to another source.

  • He and Emily Josephine Lord were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 9 Jun 1880 at Lexington, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, as:
    Plumer, William, 56, lawyer, b. NH
    ---, Emily J., 50, wife, b. MA
    ---, William, Jr. 25, son, single
    ---, Edith M., 27, daur, single
    ---, Margarit F., 25, daur, single, b. MA
    ---, Grace H., 24, daur, single, b. MA
    ---, Mary E., 20, daur, single, b. MA
    ---, Anna D., 19, daur, single, b. ME
    Lord, Frederick M., 60, bro-in-law, married, merchant, b. MA.
  • William Plumer made application at Massachusetts for a veteran's pension on 5 Dec 1882, and received certificate number 296772.
  • On 14 Oct 1886 William and Emily's daughter, Grace Herbert Plumer married Frank W. Hodgdon at Lexington, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • William Plumer was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Lexington, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, as having served in the 1st Co. Andrews Sharpshooters, noting that he was discharged for disability due to wounds.
  • He died on 4 Dec 1896 at Lexington, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, of heart disease. He was 73 years and 5 days old.
  • An obituary for William Plumer was published on 5 Dec 1896 at "The Boston Advertiser", Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, as follows:
    Lexington, Dec 4 -- Capt. William Plumer, grandson of Ex-Gov. Plumer of New Hampshire, died at his residence on massachusetts ave., this morning, at the age of 73.
    Capt. Plumer was born Nov. 29, 1823; was graduated from Harvard College in 1845, and from there entered Harvard Law School, which was then in charge of Judge Story, and was admitted to the bar in 1848. He married, Oct. 2, 1850, Miss Emily Lord of Cambridge, and then moved to Lexington.
    During the rebellion he entered the service of the United States and commanded a company of sharpshooters. He received a wound at the battle of Gettysburg, which caused him to leave the service.
    Capt. Plumer took great interest in all town and political affairs, and for many years was chairman of the democratic town committee. He leaves a widow and four daughters.
  • An obituary for William Plumer was published as follows:
    Harvard, '45
    Death of William Plumer, 3d, at late Lexington Home.
    The death of Capt. William Plumer, 3d, occurred Friday at his Lexington home of Massachusetts Avenue.
    Capt. Plumer was born in Epping, N.H., Nov 29, 1823, the son and grandson of men of high distinction. He bore their names and was the last male member of the family.
    William Plumer, Sr., an eminent lawyer, presided over both houses of the New Hampshire Legislature, was Senator in Congress and four years Governor. His son, William, was six years in Congress and held and declined other high offices.
    William Plumer, 3d, attended Phillips-Exeter, was graduated from Harvard in 1845, and then entered the Harvard Law School, at that time in charge of Judge Story. He was admitted to the Bar in 1848, and for a brief period practised with Timothy Bigelow in Boston, finally entering business life. He married, Oct 2, 1850, Miss Emily J. Lord of Cambridge, and then moved to Lexington. During the rebellion he entered the service of the United States and commanded a company of sharpshooters. He received a wound at the battle of Gettysburg which caused him to leave the service.
    Capt. Plumer took great interest in all town and political affairs, and for many years was Chai8rman of the Democratic Town Committee. His last years were passed very quietly at his home, owing to ill health. He leaves a widow, four daughters and a sister, Mis Mary F. Plumer of Epping.
    This was the first death in the class of 1845, Harvard, since the appearance of the last general catalogue in 1895.
  • He was buried in Dec 1896 at Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
  • On 29 Dec 1896 Emily Josephine Lord received a pension to surviving family member in Massachusetts based on William's service; his wife, received certificate number 515132.
  • On 28 Feb 1911 William and Emily's daughter, Nan Dow Plumer married Alfred Dennis Darling at Lexington, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Last Edited: 26 Apr 2016

Family: Emily Josephine Lord b. Mar 1831

  • William Plumer b. 5 Sep 1851, d. 22 Nov 1891
  • Edith Mansfield Plumer b. 27 Feb 1853, d. 21 Dec 1882
  • Margaret Frost Plumer b. 9 Aug 1854, d. 1945
  • Grace Herbert Plumer b. 28 Jan 1856
  • Edmund Lord Plumer b. 17 Oct 1857, d. 24 Jun 1858
  • Mary Elizabeth Plumer b. 27 Jul 1859, d. 30 Nov 1943
  • Nan Dow Plumer b. 7 Mar 1861, d. 1939

Charles M. Plummer

b. between 1841 and 1842, d. 16 December 1901
  • Mother: Sarah A. Plummer b. 16 Feb 1821
  • Company: F
  • Charles M. Plummer was born between 1841 - 1842 at Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts, son of Sarah A. Plummer.
  • Charles M. Plummer was enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census in Jun 1860 at Sturbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, enumerated as Charles M. Plum, age 16, living in the household of Abigail Childs, 44, b. MA. (relationship if any, unknown.)
  • In 1862 Charles was living at Sturbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1862, Charles gave his occupation as farmer.

  • On 10 Jan 1862 Charles mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Sturbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 16 Dec 1862 Charles ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to disability.

  • He made application for a veteran's pension on 10 Jan 1863, and received certificate number 177721.
  • On 5 Sep 1868 Charles M. Plummer married Harriet Maria Dresser, 20, daughter of Moses Dole Dresser and Harriet Webster, at Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Charles M. Plummer and Harriet Maria Dresser were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 26 Jun 1870 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Plummer, Charles M., 26, machinist & tool maker, b. MA (as were all)
    ---, Hattie N., 27
    ---, Charles H., 4/12.
  • Charles M. Plummer and Harriet Maria Dresser were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census in 1880 at Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts, as:
    Charles M Plummer, 36, b. MA
    Hattie M Plummer, 32 , b. MA
    Charles H Plummer, 10, b. MA
    Arthur L Plummer, 7 , b. MA
    Inez W Plummer, 1, b. MA.
  • Charles M. Plummer was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at (Linden) Malden, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry and received a rupture, noting that his papers are at Washington.
  • On 3 Jan 1896 his daughter, Inez W. Plummer, died at Malden, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, at age 19 unmarried, of consumption.
  • Charles M. Plummer died on 16 Dec 1901 at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, of peretonitis.
  • He was buried in Dec 1901 at Forest Dale Cemetery, Malden, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
  • Harriet Maria Dresser received a pension to surviving family member in Massachusetts based on Charles's service; his wife, received certificate number 538138.
  • He's surviving family was enumerated in the household of Harriet Maria Dresser in the 1910 US Federal Census in 1910 at Malden, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, as:
    Hattie M Plummer, Head, 62, b. MA, of her 3 children two are still living
    Arthur L Plummer, Son, 38, b. MA, rug and carpet salesman.
  • Last Edited: 13 Sep 2016

Family: Harriet Maria Dresser b. 9 Feb 1848

  • Charles H. Plummer b. 10 Jan 1870, d. 11 May 1911
  • Arthur L. Plummer b. 30 Aug 1872
  • Inez W. Plummer b. 31 Jan 1876, d. 3 Jan 1896

Francis "Frank" Warren Polley

b. 27 February 1837, d. 15 September 1899

Frank W. Polley
  • Father: Alvin M. Polley b. 11 Dec 1810, d. 18 Sep 1881
  • Mother: Belinda H. Carter b. 12 Oct 1811, d. 18 Mar 1882
  • Company: A
  • Francis "Frank" Warren Polley was born on 27 Feb 1837 at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Alvin M. Polley and Belinda H. Carter.
  • In 1861 Francis was living at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Francis gave his occupation as shoemaker.

  • On 1 Aug 1861 Francis mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as a 2nd Lieutenant, being credited to the quota of Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 24 years, 5 months and 5 days old.
  • On 14 Aug 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Francis "Frank" Warren Polley was mentioned in an article about the departure of the Fifteenth Massachusetts from Worcester.
  • On 16 Jan 1862 Francis ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by resignation.

  • He attended the funeral of George Hull Ward on 8 Jul 1863 at Rural Cemetery, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Francis "Frank" Warren Polley was a pall bearer at the burial of Hans Peter Jorgensen on 23 Jul 1863 at Evergreen Cemetery, Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • In 1864 Francis "Frank" Warren Polley was shoe manufacturer.
  • Starting 20 Aug 1864, Francis also served in the 4th Massachusetts Heavy Artillery, Company H.
  • On 21 Oct 1864 at The Bay State House, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Francis "Frank" Warren Polley wrote a letter read at the First Annual Reunion of the Fifteenth Regiment Association.
  • He ended his service with as a Sergeant on 17 Jun 1865.
  • On 22 Nov 1865 Francis "Frank" Warren Polley, 28, married Jennie Marion Damon, 30, daughter of William Damon and Adeline Caulkins, at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Between 1869 - 1873 Francis "Frank" Warren Polley was Commander of the Post 53, G. A. R.
  • As of 1880, Francis "Frank" Warren Polley was also known as Frazier Polley in the report on George H. Ward's 1863 funeral, from Marvin's "History of Worcester in the War of Rebellion."
  • He and Jennie Marion Damon were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 10 Jun 1880 at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Polley, Jennie M., 45, b. MA (as were all)
    ---, Francis W., 43, husband, boot & shoe shop
    ---, William A., 12, son
    ---, Katy M., 11, daur
    ---, Frank L., 5, son.
  • In 1886 Francis was living at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • In Jun 1886 Francis "Frank" Warren Polley took part in the regimental reunion Excursion to the Battle-Fields of Gettysburg, PA., Antietam, MD., Ball's Bluff, Virginia and Washington, D.C.
  • In 1888, Francis was included in the Civil War section of Emerson's "Leominster Historical" as follows: "In 1862 he engaged in the shoe business with his father under the firm name of A. M. Polley & Son, which business he still carries on."
  • On 16 Oct 1889 Francis and Jennie's daughter, Katie Marion Polley married William H. Walker at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Francis "Frank" Warren Polley was a pall bearer at the burial of Edward Wilson on 22 Nov 1896 at Evergreen Cemetery, Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Francis "Frank" Warren Polley was a pall bearer at the burial of Charles Franklin May on 25 May 1898 at Evergreen Cemetery, Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 15 Sep 1899 at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Francis suffered a stroke, as reported in the Fitchburg Sentinel.
    "Leominster: Stricken with Paralysis
    F. W. Polley, the boot and shoe dealer, suffered a severe paralytic stroke, this morning. Mr. Poley went to his store as usual, in apparently good health, and opened the store. About 7:30, his son Frank went to the store and found his father in a prostrate condition on the floor. The young man hastily took in the situation and summoned Dr. Charles A. Wheeler. An examination showed that Mr. Polley had suffered a paralytic shock of the left side. Mr. Polley was taken to his home on Lancaster street, where he is resting as comfortably as could be expected.
    Nothing has surprised the community more than the news of Mr. Polley's sudden misfortune, for he has always been a man of robust constitution and physique."
  • He died on 15 Sep 1899 at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of apoplexy. He was 62 years, 6 months and 19 days old.
  • An obituary for Francis "Frank" Warren Polley was published on 16 Sep 1899 as follows: from the Fitchburg Sentinel:
    Leominster: The Late F. W. Polley
    Frank Warner (sic) Polley, 62, died, Friday afternoon, at 3 o'clock, at his home on Lancaster street. As stated in Friday's Sentinel, Mr. Polley suffered a severe paralytic shock at his store in the morning. Dr. C. A. Wheeler attended him and he was removed to his home, where it was found that his left side was completely paralyzed. He remained conscious until about 11 o'clock, conversing with his family when the change came. Dr. Wheeler had left town, and Dr. Appleton H. Pierce was summoned, but all efforts to restore him were futile and he passed quietly away without a struggle at 3 o'clock, with members of his family at his bedside.
    No death for some time past has cast such a pall of gloom over the community and the generous sympathy of every individual is extended to the bereaved family.
    For nearly 40 years Mr. Polley has been one of Leominster's most prominent and influential business men, winning by his sterling character, genial disposition and straightworwardness, the respect and esteem of everybody coming in contact with him, either in a mercantile or a social way. No man stood higher in the estimation of the public then he, albeit he was unpretentious and .....
    Few men possessed so remarkable a memory. He was an indefatigable reader -- so far as his business interests would permit -- and his excellent memory retained what he read, so that he was always an interesting person with whom to converse. It was said of him that he could relate more geographically and accurately more incidents in the Civil war than any of his other comrades.
    Leominster has always been Mr. Polley's home. He was born, Feb. 26, 1837, making him at his death, 62 years old. His education was received in the public school. His father and mother were A. M. Polley and Mrs. Belinda H. (Carter) Polley.
    Deceased was married in 1864 to Miss Jennie Damon of Leominster. Three children were born: Mrs. William H. Walker of Clinton, Frank D. Polley of Leominster, and William M. Polley of Brockton, all of whom survive him, as do Miss Ellen Polley and Mrs. Thomas A. Hills, his sisters both of Leominster, and Henry Albert Polley of Boston, his brother. His wife also survives him.
    Previous to 1862, Mr. Polley's father was in the retail shoe business; in that year he took his son in the store with him and the business has continued under the firm name of A. M. Polley and Son up to the present time.
    By shrewd business sagacity, and keen foresight, Mr. Polley build up the business of his father until at the present time he conducted one of the best equipped shoe stores in town; building up a large trade, which has increased rapidly until more commodious quarters would be imperative in a short time, it being understood that he would occupy one of the stores in McGrath's new block, when finished. It is worthy of mention that Mr. Polley was the oldest business man in Leominster.
    Mr. Polley was possessed of an instinctive desire for military life. Previous to the Civil war he was 2d lieutenant in the local militia company, which at the time used the old engine house as an armory. Mr. Polley entered the United States service, July 12, 1861, at Worcester, as a private in Co. A, 15th regiment Mass. infantry. His promotion was rapid and he held the rank of sergeant and 2d lieutenant, receiving his commission, Aug. 1, 1861. He resigned some six months later, and was honorably discharged jan. 16, 1862, at Poolesville, Md He re-enlisted in 1864 in Co. H, 4th Mass. heavy artillery, and served until the close of the war. He was discharged, July 14, 1865 at Readville.
    At the organization of Charles H. Stevens Post, 53, G. A. R., Mr. Polley was a charter member. He has served the Post ably, being commander in 1869 and 1870, and taking an active part in everything.
    Mr. Polley's other fraternal affiliations were with Wilder Lodge, A. F. and A. M., and Tahanto Lodge, No. 23, A. O. U. W., both of which he was a charter member.
    The funeral of Mr. Polley will take place, Sundaqy, from the Unitarian church at 2 p.m., under Masonic direction. The general public is invited.
  • He was buried on 17 Sep 1899 at Evergreen Cemetery, Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Section 6, Lot 72.
  • On 18 Sep 1899 from the Fitchburg Sentinel:
    Leominster: Funeral of F. W. Polley
    The funeral of the late Frank Warren Polley was held, Sunday afternoon, at 2 o'clock, in the Unitarian church, with appropriate and imposing exercises, conducted according to Masonic customs.
    The casket containing the body of the deceased, accompanied by relatives and friends, was borne into the church past his comrades and brothers, who stood with uncovered heads to pay solemn homage and respect to the deceased. The church was thronged with Masons occupying the right asile, the A. O. U. W. the center and the G. A. R. the left. The church and pulpit were artistically decorated with ferns, potted plants, evergreen, asters, lilies, and a profusion of other seasonable flowers, while the gorgeous and generous floral offerings fairly surrounded the casket and spoke unmistakably of the esteem of the deceased's friends.
    The services began with singing "I cannot always trace the way," by a male quartet, composed of Messrs. W. H. Upham, George F. Preveat, George R. Parker and Ernest C. Meekham. Selection from the Scriptures was ten read by the pastor, Rev. Frederick J. Gauld. .... This was followd by a paryer.
    Past Master Francis W. Tenney, assisted by Chaplain Rev. Arthur E. Harriman, then conducted the solemn Masonic rites. All that was grand, noble and reverential was spoken of the departed brother, and affectionate words of sympathy were expressed for the family. The quartet sang sweetly, "It will not be long." The Masons filed past the coffin and then into their seats again, when a Masonic service was continued. A lamb's skin and 74 springs of evergreen, the former emblematic of purity, the latter of the immortality of the soul, was placed upon the coffin and later buried with him.
    "Abide with me," by the quartet concluded the services at the church, and the audience filed out. The cortege then marched to the cemetery in this order: Senior Vice Commander Albert Flagg in charge of 76 Grand Army comrades and four Sons of Beterans; 82 brothers of the A. O. U. W. under command of Charles A. Edwards, and Wilder Lodge, A. F. & A. M. 74 members, under command of William A. Lasselle. At the cemetery the remains were ladi in their last resting place by these Masonic pall bearers: Francis H. Shaw, Augustus L. Whitney, Eben F. Pierce, Nahum Harwood, Daniel W. Martin, and Greenleaf L. Swett, and the committal service was conducted by the chaplain, Rev. Arthur E. Harriman.
  • He's surviving family was enumerated in the household of Jennie Marion Damon in the 1900 US Federal Census on 7 Jun 1900 at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, where she is a widow. Her son Frank, and his new wife May S., live with her. He is a dealer in (garbled), and the home is owned free.
  • In Sep 1901 Jennie Marion Damon received a pension to surviving family member in Massachusetts based on Francis's service; his wife, received certificate number 582178.
  • Jennie, his wife, outlived Francis and died in 1917.
  • Credits: Portrait from "Leominster: Historical and Picturesque", by William A. Emerson, 1888.
  • Last Edited: 18 Jul 2016

Family: Jennie Marion Damon b. 11 Feb 1835, d. 1917

  • William Alvin Polley b. 8 Mar 1868
  • Katie Marion Polley b. 28 Feb 1869, d. 10 Oct 1950
  • Frank Damon Polley b. 13 Nov 1874, d. 24 Oct 1954

Frank H. Pollinger

b. between 1827 and 1828, d. 17 December 1862
  • Father: Charles J. Pollinger b. 1803, d. 1 Apr 1867
  • Mother: Wilhelmine "Minna" Pollinger b. 10 Jun 1810, d. 10 Sep 1882
  • Company: D
  • Frank H. Pollinger was born between 1827 - 1828 at Saxony, Germany, son of Charles J. Pollinger and Wilhelmine "Minna" Pollinger.
  • On 10 Nov 1860 Frank H. Pollinger married Adda Cook, daughter of Eben Cook and Melissa [--?--], at Acton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for him and the second for her. She was the widow Davis at the time.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Frank gave his occupation as cigar maker or finisher.

  • On 20 Feb 1862 Frank mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 19 Sep 1862 Frank ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts at U. S. General Hospital, Portsmouth Grove, Newport County, Rhode Island, due to disability, having been unfit for duty for 61 days in the last two months due to Phthisis Pulmonalis.

  • In Sep 1862 Frank H. Pollinger was described as 5' 4" tall, light complexion, blue eyes, and brown hair.
  • He made application for a veteran's pension on 27 Sep 1862, made application number 2793, but no certificate is recorded.
  • He died on 17 Dec 1862 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of consumption.
  • He was buried in Dec 1862 at Hope Cemetery, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 4 Jan 1863 Adda Cook received a pension to surviving family member based on Frank's service; his wife, received certificate number 26797.
  • Adda, his wife, outlived Frank and died on 25 Dec 1866 at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, a suicideFrom the "American Traveller (Boston, Massachusetts), 29 Dec 1866:
    Suicide. -- Ada Pollinger committed suicide at the Worcester Exchange, corner of Albany and Kneeland streets, on Monday night, by taking a dose of chloroform. She was 39 years of age, and was receiving State aid, her husband having died in the army.
  • Last Edited: 5 Nov 2016

Family: Adda Cook b. 1831, d. 25 Dec 1866

Albert T. Pomeroy

b. 28 July 1837, d. 10 August 1910
  • Father: Benjamin Pomeroy b. 11 Feb 1811, d. 6 Dec 1862
  • Mother: Hannah Hill b. 9 Sep 1813
  • Company: I
  • Albert T. Pomeroy was born on 28 Jul 1837 at Swanzey, Cheshire County, New Hampshire, son of Benjamin Pomeroy and Hannah Hill.
  • Albert T. Pomeroy was enumerated in the household of Benjamin Pomeroy and Hannah Hill in the 1850 US Federal Census on 5 Oct 1850 at Swanzey, Cheshire County, New Hampshire, as:
    Benjamin Pomeroy, 39, mechanic, b. NH (as were all in the family)
    Hannah, 37
    H. Josephine, 11
    **Albert, 13
    Agnes, 9
    Emma, 3
    Edna J.,1.
  • In 1861 Albert was living at Swanzey, Cheshire County, New Hampshire.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Albert gave his occupation as laborer.

  • On 1 Aug 1861 Albert mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Swanzey, Cheshire County, New Hampshire. He was 24 years and 4 days old.
  • On 25 Aug 1861 Albert ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to disability, apparently having failed the physical examination for enlistment.


  • On 6 Dec 1862 his father, Benjamin Pomeroy, died at age 51.
  • On 28 Jun 1863 Albert Pomroy, 25, married Emma Shepard, 24, daughter of Reuben Shepard, at Barre, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Albert T. Pomeroy and Emma Shepard were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 17 Jun 1870 at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Pomeroy, Albert, 33, works in woolen mill, b. NH
    ---, Emma, 30, b. England
    ---, George A., 5, b. MA
    ---, Sarah S., 3, b. MA
    ---, Ada Maria, 11/12, b. MA.
  • Albert F. Pomeroy made application for a veteran's pension on 7 Jun 1879, and received certificate number 457008, for his service in the 15th Massachusetts.
  • He and Emma Shepard were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 7 Jun 1880 at Winchester, Cheshire County, New Hampshire, as:
    Pomeroy, Albert T., 44, watchman, b. NH (no parents' place of birth)
    ---, Emma, 39, wife, b. England
    ---, Sophia, 13, daur, b. NH (sic)
    ---, David, 4/12, son b. NH.
  • Albert T. Pomeroy was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Athol, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Co. I.
  • He and Emma Shepard were enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 4 Jun 1900 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, where he is a watchman. Of their six children, only one is still living at this date, a daughter, Sarah S., b. Feb 1868 in MA.
  • On 9 Jun 1903 his daughter, Sarah Sophia Pomeroy, died at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 36 unmarried, of chronic dementia.
  • On 13 Sep 1908 Emma Shepard, his wife, died at Worcester Insane Hospital, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 69 of dementia.
  • Albert T. Pomeroy was enumerated in the 1910 US Federal Census on 16 Apr 1910 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, where he is a widower, living on his own income.
  • He died on 10 Aug 1910 at Worcester City Hospital, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 73 years and 13 days old.
  • He was buried on 13 Aug 1910 at Hope Cemetery, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Last Edited: 11 Apr 2016

Family: Emma Shepard b. Oct 1838, d. 13 Sep 1908

  • George A. Pomeroy b. 5 Jul 1864
  • Sarah Sophia Pomeroy b. 8 Feb 1867, d. 9 Jun 1903
  • Ada Maria Pomeroy b. 29 Aug 1869
  • David Pomeroy b. Feb 1880

Edwin F. Pond

b. between 1837 and 1838, d. 29 April 1864
  • Company: K
  • Edwin F. Pond was born between 1837 - 1838 at Milford, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • He was enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census in 1860 at Milford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, possibly as:
    Aaron W. Pond, 46, boot click, b. MA (as were all)
    Sally E., 39
    **Edwin F., 24, boot clicker
    William V., 20, boot clicker
    Horace P., 2/12
    Johanna Mahoney, domestic, b. Ireland.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Edwin gave his occupation as bootmaker.
  • In 1861 Edwin was living at Milford, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 1 Jul 1861 E. mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Milford, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • After 1 Jul 1861 Edwin ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts no further record.

  • This man is shown in the 1870 AG report on the 15th Massachusetts with "no further record." He is possibly the same Edwin F. Pond who enlisted in Co. B of the 25th Mass in September 1861 and died in 1864.
  • He died on 29 Apr 1864 of wounds.
  • Last Edited: 17 Sep 2012

Frederick Pontius

b. 1833, d. 17 October 1864
  • Company: H
  • Frederick Pontius was born about in 1833 at Germany.
  • On 25 Dec 1852 Frederick Pontius married Margaretta Burghardt at New York City, New York, New York.
  • Frederick Pontius and Margaretta Burghardt were enumerated in the State census in 1855 at New York City, New York, New York, as:
    Frederick Pontius, Head, 29, b. Germany, cabinet maker
    Margaret Pontius, Wife, 20, b. France
    Josephine Pontius, Daughter, 2, b. NY     
    Adelaide Pontius, Daughter, 5/12, b. NY.
         
  • Frederick was living at New York City, New York.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Frederick gave his occupation as chair-maker.

  • On 29 Jul 1863 Frederick mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as a substitute for a drafted man, being credited to the quota of Somerset, Massachusetts. He was 30 years old.
  • On 15 May 1864 at "The New York Times", New York City, New York, Frederick Pontius was included in a list of the wounded distributed through the Washington hospitals.
  • On 22 Jun 1864 Frederick was taken prisoner at Petersburg, Virginia.
  • On 27 Jul 1864 Frederick ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by administrative transfer to the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, while a prisoner of war.


  • On 24 Aug 1864 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Frederick Pontius was reported among the prisoners, for a total of four commissioned officers and seventy-seven enlisted men.
  • He died on 17 Oct 1864 at Andersonville, Sumter County, Georgia, as a prisoner of war. He was 31 years old.
  • He was buried in Oct 1864 at Andersonville National Cemetery, Andersonville, Sumter County, Georgia, grave # 11059.
  • On 30 Jul 1867 Margaretta Burghardt received a pension to surviving family member in Strasbourg, France, based on Frederick's service; his wife, received certificate number 108363.
  • Last Edited: 24 Aug 2016

Family: Margaretta Burghardt b. 1833

  • Josephine Frederika Margaret Pontius b. 13 Oct 1853
  • Adelaide Pontius b. Jan 1855

Charles F. Pope

b. 5 February 1841, d. 9 November 1897
  • Father: Leonard Pope b. 1793
  • Mother: Hannah C. Prouty b. 1813
  • Company: B
  • Charles F. Pope was born on 5 Feb 1841 at Canada (East), son of Leonard Pope and Hannah C. Prouty.
  • Charles F. Pope was enumerated in the household of Leonard Pope and Hannah C. Prouty in the 1851 census of Canada in Apr 1851 at Eaton, Sherbrooke County, Quebec, Canada (East), as:
    Samuel (sic) Pope, 58, farmer b. USA, universalist
    Hannah, 38, b. USA
    George N., 15, b. Canada
    Charles, 11, b. Canada
    Luke, 5, b. Canada
    William, 4, b. Canada.
  • In 1861 Charles was living at Winchendon, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Charles gave his occupation as farmer.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Charles mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Winchendon, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 20 years, 5 months and 7 days old.
  • Walter Abbott Eames wrote a letter to Sarah Ann Ames, his wife, on 15 Nov 1861, mentioning Charles F. Pope, as follows.
  • On 3 Jul 1863 Charles was taken prisoner at The Battle of Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania, and paroled at a date not shown.
  • On 22 Jul 1863 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Charles F. Pope was reported as missing at Gettysburg.
  • On 28 Jul 1864 Charles ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts having fulfilled his term of service.

  • On 5 Apr 1866 Charles F. Pope, 25, married Sarah Jane Forristall, 22, daughter of Thomas Forristall and Mary C. Morse, at Fitzwilliam, Cheshire County, New Hampshire.
  • Charles F. Pope and Sarah Jane Forristall were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census in Jun 1870 at Fitzwilliam, Cheshire County, New Hampshire, as:
    Charles Pope, 29, blacksmith, b. Canada
    Sarah, 27, b. NH
    Flora, 2, b. NH.
  • Charles F. Pope made application for a veteran's pension on 1 Aug 1876, and received certificate number 150144.
  • He and Sarah Jane Forristall were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census in Jun 1880 at Fitzwilliam, Cheshire County, New Hampshire, as:
    Charles F Pope, 39, blacksmith, b. Canada, (parents b. NH)
    Sarah Jane, 37, wife, b. NH
    Flora Belle, 11, daur, b. MA
    Cora J Fisher, 24, boarder, teacher, b. MA.
  • In Jun 1886 Charles was living at Fitzwilliam, Cheshire County, New Hampshire.
  • He was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Fitzwilliam, Cheshire County, New Hampshire, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company B.
  • He died on 9 Nov 1897. He was 56 years, 9 months and 4 days old.
  • He was buried in Nov 1897 at Fitzwilliam Village Cemetery, Fitzwilliam, Cheshire County, New Hampshire, with the inscription "Co. B. 15, Mass. Regt. Civil War."
  • On 17 Dec 1897 Sarah Jane Forristall received a pension to surviving family member in New Hampshire based on Charles's service; and received certificate number 499817.
  • He's surviving family was enumerated in the household of Sarah Jane Forristall and Flora Belle Pope in the 1900 US Federal Census on 23 Jun 1900 at Fitzwilliam, Cheshire County, New Hampshire, as:
    Pope, Sarah J., b. June 1843, widow, her one child is living, b. NH
    ---, Flora B., daur, b. June 1868, single, b. MA
    a boarder and a servant, both from England.
  • On 28 Jun 1900 at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Charles F. Pope reported as deceased within the previous year at a reunion of Company B of the 15th Massachusetts. Click icon to read the report in the Fitchburg Sentenel.
  • Sarah, his wife, outlived Charles and died on 4 May 1908 at age 64.
  • Flora, his daughter, outlived Charles and died on 27 Jul 1928 at Fitzwilliam, Cheshire County, New Hampshire, unmarried at age 60.
  • Last Edited: 11 Apr 2016

Family: Sarah Jane Forristall b. 9 Jun 1843, d. 4 May 1908

  • Flora Belle Pope b. 25 Jun 1868, d. 27 Jul 1928

Francis C. Pope

b. between 1834 and 1835, d. 15 February 1865
  • Company: E
  • Francis C. Pope was born between 1834 - 1835 at Southbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 27 Dec 1854 Francis C. Pope married Emeline R. Searles, 15, daughter of John Searle and Elizabeth [--?--], at Mason, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire.
  • Francis C. Pope was enumerated in the household of Joel S. Peck and Mary [--?--] in the 1860 US Federal Census on 27 Jul 1860 at Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Joel S. Peck, 59, carpenter, b. VT
    Mary, 54, b. MA
    **Francis C. Pope, 26, shoemaker, b. MA.
  • Francis C. Pope was not enumerated in the household of Rufus F. Stowe and Elizabeth Searle in the 1860 US Federal Census on 12 Jul 1860 at Wilton, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, with his wife, Emeline, and children:
    Rufus F. Stowe , 34, boot maker, b. MA (1st cousin to Emeline and/or her future husband, John Searle.)
    Elizabeth, 35, wife, b. VT
    **Emeline R. Pope, 22, housekeeper, b. NH
    **Alice F. Pope, 4, b. MA
    **Harry W., Pope, 10/12, b. NH
    (Note: why they are not living together is an open issue. Rufus Stowe's parents were Aaron and Eleanor (Searle) Stow; his wife was Elizabeth Searle. Complexity of relationships unknown.)
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Francis gave his occupation as shoemaker.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Francis mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 11 Apr 1863 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Francis C. Pope was included in the published list of Oxford volunteers.
  • On 23 Feb 1864, Francis was having received a bounty of $325.
  • On 27 Jul 1864 Francis ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by administrative transfer to the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as absent wounded.

  • Starting 28 Jul 1864, Francis also served in the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company "G."
  • He died on 15 Feb 1865 at Satterell Hospital, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, of pneumonia.
  • He was buried in Feb 1865 at Mount Moriah Cemetery (Soldiers' Lot), Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, Sect 200 Row I Site 388, as a member of Co. G, 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.
  • On 1 Apr 1865 Emeline R. Pope applied for a pension to surviving family member, based on Francis's service; with application number 88126, but no certificate is recorded.
  • On 3 Sep 1865 Francis's widow, Emeline R. Searles remarried to John Frank Searle at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a second marriage for both.
  • On 15 Dec 1866 J. F. Seares made application for a pension as guardian to Francis's surviving dependants, receiving certificate number 119235, and being named for his two minor children, who then took the SEARLES surname.
  • He's surviving family was enumerated in the household of John Frank Searle and Emeline R. Searles in the 1870 US Federal Census on 24 Aug 1870 at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Searles, J. F., 30, post master, b. MA (as were all in the family)
    **---, Emeline, 31,
    **---, Alice F., 14
    **---, Harry W., 11
    ---, Minnie E., 2.
  • On 1 Apr 1873 his daughter, Alice F. Pope, died at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 17 unmarried, of consumption.
  • In 1890 Francis C. Pope was included on the Civil War memorial at Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Click HERE to see the full listing.
  • On 21 Jun 1915 Emeline R. Searles, now John's widow, received a pension to surviving family member in Massachusetts based on John Frank Searle's service in the 51st Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, receiving certificate number 794978.
  • Francis's wife, Emeline R. Searles, died and was buried in Mar 1919 at Riverside Cemetery, Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 79 years and 8 months.
  • Last Edited: 11 Apr 2016

Family: Emeline R. Searles b. 28 Jun 1839, d. 9 Mar 1919

  • Alice F. Pope b. 4 Jan 1856, d. 1 Apr 1873
  • Henry W. Pope b. 26 Jul 1859, d. 1935

Horace T. Pope

b. between 1837 and 1838, d. 15 May 1864

Horace T. Pope
  • Company: B
  • Horace T. Pope was born between 1837 - 1838 at Hull, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.
  • He was enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census in Jun 1860 at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, possibly as:
    A. Prescott, 29, (m) machinist, b. MA (as were all in household)
    A. Prescott, 27, (f)
    O. C. Prescott, 9 (m)
    P. B. Prescott, 3, (m)
    **H. Pope, 22, (m), machinist (tentative identification.)
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Horace gave his occupation as machinist.
  • In 1861 Horace was living at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Horace mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as a Corporal, being credited to the quota of Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.
  • Walter Abbott Eames wrote a letter to Sarah Ann Ames, his wife, on 15 Nov 1861, mentioning Horace T. Pope, as follows.
  • On 10 May 1864 Horace was wounded at The Battle of Spotsylvania, Spotsylvania County, Virginia.
  • He died on 15 May 1864 of wounds received in action.
  • On 25 May 1864 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Horace T. Pope was mentioned among the casualties.
  • Last Edited: 17 Sep 2012

Augustus Newhall Potter

b. 31 August 1836, d. 9 March 1918

Augustus Potter
  • Father: Joseph Potter b. 31 Mar 1800, d. before 1870
  • Mother: Beulah Stimpson b. 31 Aug 1804
  • Company: F
  • Augustus Newhall Potter was born on 31 Aug 1836 at Rindge, Cheshire County, New Hampshire, son of Joseph Potter and Beulah Stimpson.
  • On 28 Mar 1857 Augustus Newhall Potter, 20, married Mary Sampson, 13, daughter of Frederick Dwight Sampson and Mary Adams, at Ware, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Augustus Newhall Potter and Mary Sampson were enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 12 Jul 1860 at Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Augustus Potter, 29, bootmaker, b. NH
    Mary, 17, b. MA
    Julia F., 55, b. MA.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Augustus gave his occupation as shoemaker.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Augustus mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of West Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 24 years, 10 months and 12 days old.
  • Starting 18 Sep 1861, Henry M. Potter, his brother, served in the 4th New Hampshire Infantry.
  • On 10 Jan 1862 Augustus ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts for disability.


  • On 28 Jul 1862 Augustus mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry by reenlistment in the 15th Massachusetts, being credited to the quota of West Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 25 years, 10 months and 28 days old.
  • On 17 Sep 1862 Augustus was wounded at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland.
  • On 3 Jul 1863 Augustus was wounded at The Battle of Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania.
  • On 22 Jul 1863 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Augustus Newhall Potter was reported as wounded at Gettysburg.
  • On 27 Nov 1863 Augustus was wounded at Mine Run, Virginia.
  • On 11 Dec 1863 at "The Worcester Daily Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Augustus Newhall Potter was mentioned as wounded:
    "Among the list of casualties in the Potomac army, on Friday, the 27th, we find the following in the 15th regiment; Adjutant Dwight Newbury, lower jaw fractured; G. Hawley, in arm; A. W. Potter, arm; Capt. L. H. Ellingwood, in head; J. H. Boyd, in hand, and J. E. Shepherd in shoulder."
  • On 16 May 1864 his brother, Henry M. Potter, died at Drewrey's Bluff, Virginia.
  • On 22 Jun 1864 Augustus was taken prisoner at Petersburg, Prince George County, Virginia.
  • On 25 Jun 1864, Augustus was paroled from prison.
  • On 28 Jul 1864 Augustus ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts having fulfilled his term of service.

  • On 24 Aug 1864 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Augustus Newhall Potter was reported among the prisoners, for a total of four commissioned officers and seventy-seven enlisted men.
  • He made application for a veteran's pension on 11 Jan 1867, and received certificate number 387450.
  • He and Mary Sampson were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 10 Jun 1880 at New Braintree, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Augustus Potter, 43, bootmaker, b. NH
    Mary, 36, wife, b. MA (as were all the children)
    Albert K., 19, son
    Alice B., 15, daur
    Henry M., 13, son
    Mattie E., 10, daur
    Mary E., 8, daur
    Gertie C., 5, daur
    Nellie J., 3, daur
    Lucy I., 10m, b. Sep, daur.
  • On 29 Mar 1882 Augustus and Mary's daughter, Alice B. Potter married John E. Perry at West Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • On 18 Sep 1883 at West Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts, he was a charter member of the Alanson Hamilton Post 160 G.A.R.
  • On 2 Mar 1886 Augustus and Mary's daughter, Martha "Mattie" Emma Potter married James H. Pratt at West Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • In 1890 at Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Augustus Newhall Potter 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.
  • He was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at West Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company F.
  • On 12 Jan 1891 Augustus and Mary's daughter, Mary Eva Potter married Eugene Thomas Barlow at West Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a second marriage for him and the first for her.
  • Augustus and Mary's daughter, Gertrude Cora Potter married John William Woodward.
  • On 19 Sep 1896 at Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Augustus Newhall Potter attended a reunion of Company F, as reported in the Worcester Daily Spy the following day.
  • A photograph of Augustus Newhall Potter and Mary Sampson are was taken in 1897 with their family. (From the family album of Christopher Martin) Click icon to view.
  • Augustus Newhall Potter and Mary Sampson were enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census in Jun 1900 at West Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Potter, Augustus N., b. Aug 1836, married 33 years, b. NH, house painter
    ---, Mary S., wife, b. Oct 1843, all 10 children living, b. MA (as were all)
    ---, Nellie I., daur, b. Jan 1878
    ---, Lucy I., daur, b. Aug 1879
    ---, Lottie B., daur, b. Feb 1882
    ---, Walter H., son, b. Oct 1884
    Boothby, George W., boarder, b. June 1879, single.
  • On 3 Sep 1900 Augustus and Mary's daughter, Charlotte "Lottie" Beulah Potter married George Willis Boothby at West Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • On 21 Oct 1903 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Augustus N. Potter attended the 37th annual regimental reunion with some eighty other veterans.
  • On 5 Aug 1904 Augustus and Mary's son, Walter Herbert Potter married Mary Elyzbeth Pratt at West Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • In 1906 Augustus was living at West Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 20 Oct 1906 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Augustus Newhall Potter 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 19 Jun 1907 Augustus and Mary's daughter, Nellie Irene Potter married Bert Lewis Healy at Monson, Hampden County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Augustus Newhall Potter and Mary Sampson were enumerated in the 1910 US Federal Census on 15 Apr 1910 at West Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 21 Aug 1915 Mary Sampson, his wife, died at age 71.
  • Augustus Newhall Potter died on 9 Mar 1918 at West Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 81 years, 6 months and 9 days old.
  • He was buried in Mar 1918 at Pine Grove Cemetery, West Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Last Edited: 11 Apr 2016

Family: Mary Sampson b. 19 Oct 1843, d. 21 Aug 1915

  • Albert Redgway Potter b. 2 Jan 1861, d. 24 Feb 1941
  • Alice B. Potter b. 21 May 1865, d. 15 Jan 1958
  • Henry Martin Potter b. 24 Dec 1866, d. 27 May 1946
  • Martha "Mattie" Emma Potter b. 1869, d. 17 Jan 1950
  • Mary Eva Potter b. 19 Jan 1872, d. after 1914
  • Gertrude Cora Potter b. 26 Jan 1875, d. 7 Mar 1949
  • Nellie Irene Potter b. 17 Jan 1877, d. 19 Jan 1957
  • Lucy Ida Potter b. Aug 1879, d. 5 Sep 1967
  • Charlotte "Lottie" Beulah Potter b. 17 Feb 1882, d. 1929
  • Walter Herbert Potter b. 19 Oct 1884, d. 5 May 1968

Joseph M. Potter

b. between 1825 and 1826
  • Company: 1_SS
  • Joseph M. Potter was born between 1825 - 1826.
  • In 1862 Joseph was living at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.

  • On 22 Oct 1862 Joseph M. Potter mustered into service with the 1st Company Massachusetts Sharpshooters according to the 1870 AG report with no further information.
  • Last Edited: 17 Sep 2012

Thomas Powers

b. February 1840, d. 15 March 1912
  • Father: James Powers
  • Mother: Isabella [--?--]
  • Company: K
  • Thomas Powers was born in Feb 1840 at St. John's, St. John's County, New Brunswick, Canada, son of James Powers and Isabella [--?--].
  • On 29 Apr 1858 Thomas Powers, 18, married Jane Kidd, 22, daughter of Hugh Kidd and Mary [--?--], at Blackstone, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Thomas Powers and Jane Kidd were enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 27 Jul 1860 at Blackstone, Worcester County, Massachusetts, living in the household of--
    William READ, 35, carpenter, b. MA
    Abby, 30, b. RI
    George L., 7,
    **Thomas POWERS, 19, weaver, b. MA (?)
    Jane, 20, weaver, b. Ireland
    Angeline Green, 50, F, b. RI.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Thomas gave his occupation as weaver.
  • In 1861 Thomas was living at Blackstone, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Thomas mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as a Corporal. He was 21 years and 5 months old.
  • On 12 Jul 1862 Thomas ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts for reasons not specified in the 1870 roster.

  • He and Jane Kidd were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 6 Jun 1880 at Colfax, Dunn County, Wisconsin, as:
    Powers, Thomas, 40, carpenter, b. New Brunswick
    ---, Jane, wife, b. Ireland
    ---, Mary L., 6, daur, b. MA.
  • Thomas Powers made application at Wisconsin for a veteran's pension on 15 May 1888, and received certificate number 576457.
  • He was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Colfax, Dunn County, Wisconsin, as having been a Corporal in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, and that he now suffers epileptic fits.
  • On 2 Oct 1895 Thomas and Jane's daughter, Mary L. Powers married Gustav A. Mittlesdorf at Colfax, Dunn County, Wisconsin.
  • Thomas Powers and Jane Kidd were enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 5 Jun 1900 at Colfax, Dunn County, Wisconsin, as:
    Powers, Thomas, head, b. Feb 1840, married 41 years, b. Canada English (of Irish parents), farmer
    ---, Jane, wife, b. Mar 1836, her one child is living, b. Ireland.
  • On 8 Sep 1901 Jane Kidd, his wife, died at Dunn County, Wisconsin, at age 65.
  • Thomas Powers was enumerated in the 1910 US Federal Census on 4 May 1910 at Colfax, Dunn County, Wisconsin, as a boarder, age 70, and widower, who emmigrated in 1846, and lives on his own income.
  • He died on 15 Mar 1912 at Colfax, Dunn County, Wisconsin. He was 72 years and 1 month old.
  • He was buried in Mar 1912 at Hill Grove, Colfax, Dunn County, Wisconsin, with his wife, Section 18, with the inscription "Co. K 15 Mass. Inf. Civil War."
  • Last Edited: 11 Apr 2016

Family: Jane Kidd b. 2 Mar 1836, d. 8 Sep 1901

  • Male Powers d. 26 Dec 1858
  • Mary L. Powers b. 1 May 1874