Amos Hovey Shumway

b. 8 October 1839, d. 17 September 1862
  • Father: Lewis Shumway b. 20 Nov 1792, d. 17 Mar 1875
  • Mother: Harriet Byron Torrey b. 28 Sep 1799, d. 9 Jul 1882
  • Company: E
  • Amos Hovey Shumway was born on 8 Oct 1839 at Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Lewis Shumway and Harriet Byron Torrey.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Amos gave his occupation as shoemaker.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Amos mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 21 years, 9 months and 4 days old.
  • John Toomey wrote a letter to Dennis Toomey, his father, on 1 Feb 1862 from Camp Foster, Poolesville, Maryland, mentioning Amos H. Shumway, as follows.
  • On 14 Feb 1862 at "The Worcester Daily Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Amos H. Shumway was mentioned as follows:
    "Lieut. Col. Ward, Lieut. H. P. Jorgensen of Co. A., Leominster, sergeant A. E. Shumway of Co. E., Oxford, sergeant Shove of Co. K., Blackstone, corporal Collar of Co. H., Northbridge, and private Ralph T. Phinney of Co. D., Worcester, have been detailed from the fifteenth regiment, for six months, to recruit for the Massachusetts regiments."
  • Amos Hovey Shumway and Charles N. Shumway, 1st cousins, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.
  • Amos Hovey Shumway died on 17 Sep 1862 at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland. He was 22 years, 11 months and 9 days old.
  • On 11 Apr 1863 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Amos Hovey Shumway was included in the published list of Oxford volunteers.
  • Lewis, his father, outlived Amos and died on 17 Mar 1875 at age 82.
  • On 11 Aug 1879 Harriet Byron Torrey received a pension to surviving family member based on Amos's service; his mother, received certificate number 193305.
  • Harriet, his mother, outlived Amos and died on 9 Jul 1882 at age 82.
  • In 1890 Amos Hovey Shumway was included on the Civil War memorial at Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Click HERE to see the full listing.
  • On 28 Jun 1890 Amos Hovey Shumway was remembered at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at the 23rd annual reunion of Company E, 15th Massachusetts Infantry.
  • On 17 Sep 1900 Amos Hovey Shumway 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: 19 Aug 2016

Charles N. Shumway

b. 19 August 1840, d. 4 April 1902
  • Father: Amos Shumway b. 3 Jun 1805, d. 3 Apr 1855
  • Mother: Rosalinda Davis b. 6 May 1804, d. 11 Feb 1883
  • Company: H
  • Charles N. Shumway was born on 19 Aug 1840 at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Amos Shumway and Rosalinda Davis.
  • On 3 Apr 1855 his father, Amos Shumway, died at age 49.
  • Starting 19 Apr 1861, Charles also served in the 3rd Massachusetts Mounted Rifles, Company B.
  • From a regimental history of the Third Battalion of Rifles, Massachusetts Volunteer Militia:
    The 3d Battalion of Rifles, Mass. Vol. Mill, was a unit of three companies commanded by Major Charles Devens, Jr., with headquarters at Worcester, Mass. Companies "A" and " C " were from Worcester, while Company " B " was from Holden.
    By Special Order No. 31, dated April 18, 1861, these three companies were ordered to muster forthwith at Worcester, and Major Devens was directed to take them by the most practicable route to Washington, D. C. Obedient to instructions, at 5 P.M., April 20, Major Devens' command was paraded before the City Hall, Worcester, and that night at 10.30 entrained for New York, arriving on Sunday morning, April 21. Sunday night it embarked on the transport "Ariel" for Annapolis, Md., arriving on the 24th. Here it remained until May 2, when its destination was changed, and it embarked for Fort McHenry near Baltimore.
    The battalion spent its entire term of service at or in the vicinity of Fort McHenry, doing guard and garrison duty, dismounting and remounting heavy guns, etc. About the 11th of July Major Devens left the battalion to return to Massachusetts, he having been promoted to the colonelcy of the 15th Regt. Mass. Vol. Inf. Captain A. B. R. Sprague of Co. "A" was now promoted to major and under his command the battalion completed its term of service.
    On July 30 the companies entrained for home, arriving at Worcester on the morning of August 2. On the following day all four of the companies were mustered out of the United States service, Companies "A", "B", and " C " in Worcester and Company " D " at Boston.
  • He ended his service with the 3rd Massachusetts Mounted Rifles by mustering out on 3 Aug 1861.
  • On 10 Aug 1861 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Charles N. Shumway was mentioned.
  • Starting 19 Aug 1861, Charles also served in the 21st Massachusetts Infantry, Company F.
  • He ended his service with the 21st Massachusetts Infantry being discharged for disability on 9 Dec 1861 at Alexandria, Alexandria (city), Virginia.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Charles gave his occupation as mechanic, according to Ford; or bartender, according the the MASSCW.
  • In 1862 Charles was living at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Amos D. Shumway, his brother, served in the 7th Rhode Island Infantry, and returned home after the war.
  • On 2 Aug 1862 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Charles N. Shumway was mentioned, along with 18 other men, as a new recruit in the 15th Massachusetts.
  • Charles N. Shumway and Amos Hovey Shumway, 1st cousins, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.

  • On 6 Aug 1862 Charles mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry. He was 21 years, 11 months and 18 days old.
  • On 17 Sep 1862 his cousin, Amos Hovey Shumway, died at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland, at age 22.
  • On 22 Jul 1863 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Charles N. Shumway was reported as wounded at Gettysburg.
  • On 27 Jul 1864 Charles ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by transfer to the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, company B.

  • On 27 Jul 1864 Charles N. Shumway appeared on the muster rolls of the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as having officially transferred into the unit, but he was not assigned to a specific company.
  • He ended his service with the 20th Massachusetts by discharge, according to the MASSCW on 28 Jun 1865.
  • He made application for a veteran's pension on 28 Aug 1865, and received certificate number 62166.
  • On 21 Nov 1867 Charles N. Shumway, 27, married Mary L. Morehouse, 23, daughter of James Morehouse and Emily [--?--], at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Charles N. Shumway and Mary L. Morehouse were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census in Jun 1880 at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, he is a Provisan Dealer, and his widowed mother lives with them.
  • Charles N. Shumway was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company H, where he was wounded in the right leg.
  • On 11 Feb 1895 Charles and Mary's son, Harry Shumway married Annie E. Derby at Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Charles N. Shumway and Mary L. Morehouse were enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 2 Jun 1900 at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Shumway, Charles N., b. Aug 1840, 59, married 33 years, b. MA (of MA parents)
    ---, Mary L., wife, b. Aug 1845, both of her children are living, b. MA (fat b. Eng, mor b. MA)
    ---, Minnie, daur, b. Apr 1868, single, b. MA.
  • Charles N. Shumway died on 4 Apr 1902 at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 61 years, 7 months and 16 days old.
  • An obituary for Charles N. Shumway was published as follows: From the "Worcester Daily Spy," 5 Apr 1902:
    Famous War Veteran Dies in Webster

    After two weeks' illness, Charles N. Shumway, aged 61 years, one of the famous minute men of the Civil war, a lifelong resident of the town, died at his Main Street home tonight. He leaves a widow, son and daughter.
    Deceased had a career in the army second to none. With the exception of one remaining man he was one of three from this section to respond to the nation's call in '61.
    He figured in ten battles of historic prominence and had the distinction of being one of the best looking men in the regiment.
    He was short in the leg at the battle of Gettysnburg and has drawn the largest pension in town as a consequence.
    By trade he was a meat cutter and for several years conducted a meat market.
    A few weeks ago he sold out on account of failing health. He was stricken with paralysis a few days ago and never rallied. He was in Co. B, Third Massachusetts Rifles, and in Co. H. Twelfth Massachusetts Regiment.
  • He was buried in Apr 1902 at Mount Zion Cemetery (East Village), Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 18 Apr 1902 Mary L. Morehouse received a pension to surviving family member in Massachusetts based on Charles's service; his wife, received certificate number 536236.
  • Mary, his wife, outlived Charles and died on 24 Nov 1913 at Westborough, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 69.
  • Last Edited: 29 Jun 2017

Family: Mary L. Morehouse b. 26 Aug 1844, d. 24 Nov 1913

  • Minnie Shumway b. 14 Apr 1868
  • Harry Shumway b. 4 Jan 1874

Sidney Strong Shurtleff

b. 14 April 1842, d. 2 May 1922
  • Father: Luther Shurtleff b. 5 Sep 1801, d. 26 Sep 1874
  • Mother: Sophia Holmes b. about 1805, d. before 1848
  • Company: I
  • Sidney Strong Shurtleff was born on 14 Apr 1842 at Russell, Hampden County, Massachusetts, son of Luther Shurtleff and Sophia Holmes.
  • Before 1848 his mother, Sophia Holmes, died.
  • On 11 May 1848 Sidney's widowed father, Luther Shurtleff, remarried to Mary Stiles at Blandford, Hampden County, Massachusetts.
  • Sidney Strong Shurtleff was enumerated in the household of Luther Shurtleff in the 1850 US Federal Census on 27 Aug 1850 at Russell, Hampden County, Massachusetts, as follows:
    Luther Shurtleff, 48, farmer, b. MA
    Mary, 20, b. MA
    Cordelia, 14, b. MA
    Sidney S., 8, b. MA.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Sidney gave his occupation as farmer.
  • In 1861 Sidney was living at Russell, Hampden County, Massachusetts.

  • On 21 Oct 1861 Sidney mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Russell, Hampden County, Massachusetts. He was 19 years, 6 months and 7 days old.
  • On 17 Sep 1862 Sidney was wounded at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland, in the arm.
  • On 3 Oct 1862, Sidney was sent to New York.
  • On 22 Oct 1862 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Sidney Strong Shurtleff was mentioned, together with 20 others, among the wounded at the Patent Office hospital in Washington, D.C.
  • On 10 Nov 1862 Sidney ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to disability from wounds.

  • He made application for a veteran's pension on 19 Oct 1864, and received certificate number 34422.
  • On 2 Apr 1867 Sidney Strong Shurtleff, 24, married Bessie Ernestine Daniels, 20, daughter of Joel L. Daniels and Sophia Atwood, at Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.
  • On 26 Sep 1874 his father, Luther Shurtleff, died at Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, at age 73.
  • He was included in the "History of the Connecticut Valley in Massachusetts, Volume II," by Louis H. Everts, 1879, as a member of the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.
  • Sidney Strong Shurtleff was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Russell, Hampden County, Massachusetts, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, where he received a gunshot wound in the right arm, and is now a pensioner.
  • He and Bessie Ernestine Daniels were enumerated in the 1910 US Federal Census on 14 May 1910 at Russell, Hampden County, Massachusetts, where he is a woodchopper at age 68.
  • On 2 Apr 1921 Bessie Ernestine Daniels, his wife, died at age 74.
  • Sidney Strong Shurtleff died on 2 May 1922 at Russell, Hampden County, Massachusetts. He was 80 years and 18 days old.
  • On 3 May 1922 at "The Springfield Republican", Massachusetts, his death was reported on Page: 6
    Sidney S. Shurtleff Dies on Trolly Car

    Grand Army Man Throws up Hands and Collapses -- Cerebral Hemorrhage the Cause

    Westfield, May 2 -- Sidney Strong Shurtleff, 80, a resident of Russell and a well-knkown Grand Army veteran, died suddenly on a Huntington-bound trolly car at about 2:50 p.m. today.
    Shurtleff who had been about town as usual doing some shopping, had just boarded the car when he tzhrew up his hands and collapsed. Dr. G. V. Wagner was called. After viewing the body, he called Medical Examiner Edward S. Smith, who pronounced death due to cerebral hemorrhage.
    Night Inspector Henry baker, with the aid of Patrolman Michael Condon, placed the body in Baker's car. It was taken to Lambson's undertaking parlors.
    Shurtleff was born in Russell, the son of Luther and Sophia (Holmes) Shurtleff and had lived there all his life, The funeral will be held at his home at 2 Thursday afternoon, with burial in Russell cemetery.
  • He was buried in May 1922 at Russell Cemetery, Russell, Hampden County, Massachusetts.
  • He and Bessie Ernestine Daniels had no issue.
  • Last Edited: 19 Apr 2016

Family: Bessie Ernestine Daniels b. May 1846, d. 2 Apr 1921

Augustus S. Sibley

b. 4 January 1836, d. 20 February 1872
  • Father: Hiram Sanford Sibley b. 31 Mar 1809, d. 25 Jun 1868
  • Mother: Catherine Town Smith b. 9 Aug 1810, d. 18 Sep 1878
  • Company: D
  • Augustus S. Sibley was born on 4 Jan 1836 at Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Hiram Sanford Sibley and Catherine Town Smith.
  • Augustus S. Sibley was enumerated in the household of Hiram Sanford Sibley and Catherine Town Smith in the 1850 US Federal Census on 8 Aug 1850 at Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Hiram Sibley, 42, lapper trucker (?), all b. MA
    Catherine, 39
    Eliza, 24
    **Augustus, 14
    Nancy, 11
    Mary, 9
    Charles, 6
    James, 4
    (Note: the twins, William and Wilson, are not enumerated in their father's house.)
  • In 1861 Augustus was living at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Augustus gave his occupation as teamster.
  • William L. Sibley and Wilson L. Sibley, Augustus S. Sibley, twin brothers, and their younger brother, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.
  • Augustus S. Sibley and Adolphus Howe, future in-laws, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.

  • On 7 Aug 1861 Augustus mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 25 years, 7 months and 3 days old.
  • On 1 May 1862 Augustus ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to disability.

  • On 17 Jul 1862 Augustus S. Sibley, 26, married Sarah Malinda Howe, 21, daughter of Adolphus Howe and Lucretia Green Fairbanks, at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • On 11 Sep 1865 his brother, William L. Sibley, died at Baltimore, Baltimore County, Maryland, of disease with the 2nd MA HA at age 35.
  • Augustus S. Sibley and Sarah Malinda Howe were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 8 Jun 1870 at Berlin, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Sibley, Augustus S., 34, works in shoe shop, b. MA (as were all in the family)
    ---, Sarah M., 29
    ---, Elmer E., 2
    Howe, Edward A., 28, works in shoe shop.
  • Augustus S. Sibley died on 20 Feb 1872 at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of consumption. He was 36 years, 1 month and 16 days old.
  • He was buried in Feb 1872 at Riverside Cemetery, Millbury St., Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 28 May 1880 Augustus's widow, Sarah Malinda Howe remarried James Sibley at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for him and the second for her. (Note: James Sibley is Augustus' younger brother.)
  • Augustus S. Sibley's surviving family was enumerated in the household of James Sibley and Sarah Malinda Howe in the 1880 US Federal Census on 10 Jun 1880 at Westborough, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Sibley, James, 33, work laborer, b. MA (as were all in the family)
    ---, Sarah, 39, wife
    ---, Elmer E., 12, son
    ---, Nellie A, 7, daughter.
  • On 6 Nov 1887 Sarah Malinda Howe made application for a pension as guardian to Augustus's surviving dependants, and received certificate number 322181.
  • On 27 May 1891 Augustus and Sarah's son, Elmer Ellsworth Sibley married Eva M. Thayer at Ware, Hampshire County, Massachusetts; there were no children of the marriage.
  • On 3 Oct 1891 Sarah Malinda Howe received a pension to surviving family member in Massachusetts based on Augustus's service; his wife, received certificate number 322180.
  • Last Edited: 10 Mar 2017

Family: Sarah Malinda Howe b. 2 Sep 1840, d. 1929

  • Elmer Ellsworth Sibley b. 13 Jan 1868

Braman E. Sibley

b. 6 June 1837, d. 9 March 1888
  • Father: Braman Sibley b. 26 Sep 1805, d. 6 Mar 1885
  • Mother: Rebecca W. Robinson b. 7 Apr 1806, d. 27 Aug 1893
  • Company: I
  • Braman E. Sibley was born on 6 Jun 1837 at Brimfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, son of Braman Sibley and Rebecca W. Robinson.
  • Braman E. Sibley was enumerated in the household of Braman Sibley and Rebecca W. Robinson in the 1850 US Federal Census in Aug 1850 at Brimfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, as:
    Braman Sibbley, 44, farmer, b. MA
    Rebecca, 44, b. MA
    **Braman E., 12, b. MA.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Braman gave his occupation as shoemaker.
  • In 1861 Braman was living at Brimfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts.

  • On 29 Jul 1861 Braman mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Brimfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts. He was 24 years, 1 month and 23 days old.
  • On 9 Nov 1861 Braman E. Sibley 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 17 Sep 1862 Braman was wounded at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland.
  • On 17 Mar 1864 Braman ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts at Washington, DC, discharged for disability.

  • Braman E. Sibley married Aluia Elizabeth Sheldon, daughter of Charles Sheldon and Saphronia Graves.
  • Braman E. Sibley and Aluia Elizabeth Sheldon were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 12 Jul 1870 at Brimfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, as:
    Sibley, Braman E., 33, in shoeshop, b. MA
    ---, Ellen (sic), 27,
    ---, George E.,
    (living nextdoor to his parents.)
  • Braman E. Sibley was enumerated in the household of Braman Sibley and Rebecca W. Robinson in the 1880 US Federal Census on on 25 Jun 1880 at at Brimfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, with his parents, as:
    Sibley, Braman, 74, farmer, b. MA (of MA parents)
    ---, Rebecca, 74, wife, b. MA (of MA parents)
    **Sibley, Braman E., 42, works in shoe shop, b. CT (fat b. RI mor b. CT)
    ---, Alicia E., 37, wife, b. CT (fat b. RI mor b. CT)
    ---, George E., 12, son, b. MA (fath b. MA mor b. CT.)
  • Braman E. Sibley died on 9 Mar 1888 at Brimfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts. He was 50 years, 9 months and 3 days old.
  • He was buried in Mar 1888 at Brimfield Cemetery, Brimfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts.
  • On 28 Jun 1888 Aluia Elizabeth Sheldon received a pension to surviving family member in Massachusetts based on Braman's service; his wife, received certificate number 317811.
  • Aluia, his wife, outlived Braman and died on 26 Dec 1913 at Brimfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, at age 71.
  • Last Edited: 10 May 2016

Family: Aluia Elizabeth Sheldon b. 5 Sep 1842, d. 26 Dec 1913

  • George Edward Sibley b. 24 Jun 1867, d. 1 Dec 1938

Frederick H. Sibley

b. 1838, d. 17 August 1863
  • Father: Harrington Sibley b. 4 Jun 1814
  • Mother: Maria K. Buttrick b. between 1817 - 1818
  • Company: B
  • Frederick H. Sibley was born about in 1838 at Troy, Rensselaer County, New York, son of Harrington Sibley and Maria K. Buttrick.
  • Frederick H. Sibley was enumerated in the household of Harrington Sibley and Maria K. Buttrick in the 1850 US Federal Census on 15 Aug 1850 at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Hanington Sibley, 34, scythe maker, b. MA
    Maria K., 32, b. MA
    **Frederick H., 12, b. NH
    Martha M., 10, b. NH
    Mary L., 7, b. MA.
  • On 26 Nov 1857 Frederick's sister, Martha M. Sibley, married Clark Sylvester Simonds at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • In 1861 Frederick was living at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Frederick gave his occupation as edge tool maker.
  • Frederick H. Sibley and Clark Sylvester Simonds, brothers-in-law, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Frederick mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as a Sergeant, being credited to the quota of Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 23 years old.
  • Walter Abbott Eames wrote a letter to Sarah Ann Ames, his wife, on 22 Oct 1861, mentioning Frederick H. Sibley, as follows.
  • Walter Abbott Eames wrote a letter to Sarah Ann Ames, his wife, on 27 Dec 1861, mentioning Frederick H. Sibley, as follows.
  • On 12 Jun 1862 Frederick was promoted to Sergeant.
  • On 22 Aug 1862 Frederick was promoted to 2nd Lieutenant.
  • On 4 Sep 1862 Frederick ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by transfer for comission as 2nd Lieutenant.

  • Starting 27 Aug 1862, Frederick also served in the 36th Massachusetts Infantry.
  • On 17 Sep 1862 his brother-in-law, Clark Sylvester Simonds, died at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland, killed by two shell bursts, "while leading his men in battle." at age 31.
  • On 27 Sep 1862 Frederick H. Sibley married Florence F. Smith, 17, daughter of Harrison Smith and Lovina [--?--], at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • On 2 Aug 1863 Frederick was promoted to 1st Lieutenant.
  • He died on 17 Aug 1863 at Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, of "malignant dysentery" while serving with the 36th Massachusetts Infantry. He was 25 years old.
  • The following day, the surgeon wrote a letter announcing the death to his father, Harrington Sibley.
  • He was buried in 1863 in Laurel Hill Cemetery, Div. 3, at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At "The Berlin Advertisier", Berlin, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Frederick was remembered in an undated letter from the front.
    The following is an extract from a letter written by an officer of the 36th Regiment, to the editor of the Berlin Advertiser: --
    Capt. G. S. Hastings, of Berlin, is in a hospital at Mound City, Ill., very sick, but I believe with some prospect of recovery.
    The 2d lieutenant of my company, F. H. Sibley, died at Louisville, the 17th ult., of malignant dysentery. My cook and private servant are in a hospital at Cincinnati. I sit alone and muse on the ravages of war, o'er the uncertainty of human life. I regret to announce the death of Geo. H. Mondell, of Feltonville. He died upon the transport Dakotah, a few miles from Memphis. He has served many months in the Ambulance Corps. He was faithful, efficient and brave. He volunteered to go outside our lines at Jackson to bring in one of our wounded men after two had been wounded in the attempt. He brought the man in, although the poor fellow had died.
    Although a stranger to you, Lieut. Sibley deserves more than a passing notice. I was intimately associated with him and knew him well. He was formerly in the 15th Massachusetts regiment, and had been -- I think -- in ten general engagements and skirmishes. He was one of the finest men I ever knew. An accomplished soldier, a true patriot, an honorable and upright man. His gentlemanly deportment had won for him the esteem of all who had the pleasure of his acquaintance.
    "There is a tear for all who fall;
    A mourner o'er the humblest grave,
    But the nations swell the funeral cry,
    Where death has triumphed o'er the grave."
  • On 3 Oct 1863 Florence F. Smith received a pension to surviving family member based on Frederick's service; his wife, received certificate number 12770 for his service in the 36th Massachusetts Infantry.
  • He and Florence F. Smith had no issue.
  • On 4 Jan 1870 Frederick's widow, Florence F. Smith remarried to George L. Lawrence at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for him and the second for her.
  • On 25 Nov 1892 John White Kimball gave his eye-witness account of the Battle of Ball's Bluff to the Boston Journal, and it was reprinted in the Fitchburg Sentinel.
  • Frederick H. Sibley was mentioned in the obituary of George L. Lawrence on 26 Sep 1893 at "The Fitchburg Sentinel", Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, (click icon to read.)
  • Florence, his wife, outlived Frederick and died on 28 Oct 1933 probably in Fitchburg where she was living at the time at age 88.
  • A photograph or image of Frederick H. Sibley is located at The Fitchburg Historical Society, Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Last Edited: 19 Apr 2016

Family: Florence F. Smith b. 8 Dec 1844, d. 28 Oct 1933

Harvey Lewis Sibley

b. October 1839, d. 14 February 1914
  • Father: Russell Sibley b. 15 Jul 1805, d. 14 Mar 1865
  • Mother: Almira Newton b. between 1810 - 1811, d. 19 Aug 1861
  • Company: G
  • Harvey Lewis Sibley was born in Oct 1839 at Cuba, Allegany County, New York, son of Russell Sibley and Almira Newton.
  • Harvey Lewis Sibley was enumerated in the household of Russell Sibley and Almira Newton in the 1850 US Federal Census on 30 Aug 1850 at Douglas, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Russel Sibley, 44, carpenter, b. MA
    Mrs., 39, b. VT
    Hesak, 17, (F), b. NY
    Martha, 13, b. NY
    **Harvey, 9, b. NY
    Fanney, 7, b. NY
    Russel M ???, 4/12, b. RI.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Harvey gave his occupation as machinist.
  • In 1861 Harvey was living at Douglas, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 30 Jul 1861 Harvey mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Douglas, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 21 years and 9 months old.
  • On 19 Aug 1861 his mother, Almira Newton, died at Douglas, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of consumption.
  • On 17 Sep 1862 Harvey was wounded at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland, in the hand.
  • On 15 Nov 1863 Harvey ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by transfer to the Veterans' Reserve Corps.

  • On 18 Nov 1864 Harvey's widowed father, Russell Sibley, remarried to Hannah Osburn Read at Douglas, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a second marriage for both.
  • In 1879 Harvey Lewis Sibley was included on the Civil War memorial at Douglas, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • He was enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 2 Jun 1880 at Poland, Chautauqua County, New York, as:
    Sibley, Harvey, 40, laborer, marriage status unknown, b. NY (fath b. NY, mor b. VT)
    in the household of:
    Sutton, John, 31, sawyer, b. NY and his father Simon.
  • He made application at New York for a veteran's pension on 6 Mar 1884, and received certificate number 287419.
  • He was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Ellington, Chautauqua County, New York, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, noting that his right hand was maimed. He was living at Kennedy, NY, at the time.
  • He was enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 7 Jun 1900 at Poland, Chautauqua County, New York.
  • He was enumerated in the 1910 US Federal Census on 15 Apr 1910 at Poland, Chautauqua County, New York, as age 70, single, living on own income.
  • On 4 Apr 1911 Harvey Lewis Sibley, 71, married Bertha L. Johnson, daughter of William Johnson and Jane Eaton, at Upton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for him and the third for her.
  • Harvey Lewis Sibley died on 14 Feb 1914 at Upton, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 74 years and 4 months old.
  • He was buried on 17 Feb 1914 at Lakeview Cemetery, Upton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Last Edited: 12 Aug 2012

Family: Bertha L. Johnson b. 1871

Samuel Sibley

b. 1821, d. 5 November 1861
  • Father: Luther Sibley b. Oct 1788, d. 1 May 1860
  • Mother: Lydia Darling b. Nov 1792, d. 5 Apr 1864
  • Company: H
  • Samuel Sibley was born about in 1821 at Oakham, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Luther Sibley and Lydia Darling.
  • On 8 Apr 1845 Samuel Sibley married Lucina Putnam Gould, 19, daughter of Rufus Gould and Milley Balcome, at Douglas, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Samuel's daughter, Carrie F. Sibley, died and was buried in Sep 1851 at Pine Grove Cemetery, Douglas, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Samuel's father, Luther Sibley, died and was buried in May 1860 at Lincoln Cemetery, Barre, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 71 years and 7 months.
  • Samuel Sibley and Lucina Putnam Gould were enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 13 Jun 1860 at Webster P. O., Douglas, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Samuel Sibley, 38, farm laborer, b. MA
    Lucina, 33, b. MA
    Ella C., 10, b. MA.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Samuel gave his occupation as miller.
  • In 1861 Samuel was living at Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Samuel mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry. He was 40 years old.
  • On 21 Oct 1861 Samuel was wounded at The Battle of Ball's Bluff, Leesburg, Virginia, in the leg.
  • From the History of Douglas, Massachusetts :
    "The casualties to Douglas men belonging to the Fifteenth were as follows: Samuel Sibley, wounded severely in the leg at Ball's Bluff during the early part of the fight and removed in a flat-boat to Harrison Island (which was then occupied by the Union forces, and where a temporary hospital had been established), was soon after removed to Poolesville, on the Maryland side, where he died November 6."
  • On 30 Oct 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Samuel Sibley was included, with 304 other men, among "The Killed Wounded and Missing of the Fifteenth Regiment," after Ball's Bluff.
  • He died on 5 Nov 1861 at Poolesville, Montgomery County, Maryland, of wounds. He was 40 years old.
  • He was buried on 6 Nov 1861 at Poolesville Cemetery, Poolesville, Montgomery County, Maryland.
  • He was buried in Nov 1861 at Pine Grove Cemetery, Douglas, Worcester County, Massachusetts; this may be a memorial in the family plot rather than his physical burying place.
  • On 20 Jan 1862 Lucina Putnam Gould received a pension to surviving family member based on Samuel's service; his wife, received certificate number 102. The pension file index referrs to her as "Lucinda."
  • In 1879, at Douglas, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Samuel was included in the town history for his Civil War service in the 15th Massachusetts.
  • On 6 Mar 1882 Lucina Putnam Sibley made application for a pension as guardian to Samuel's surviving dependants, with application number 301801, but no pension was granted as her daughter had "attained the age of 16 years before 25 July 1866 when this right was granted."
  • Ella, his daughter, outlived Samuel and Lucina and died on 16 Jan 1886 at Douglas, Worcester County, Massachusetts, unmarried, of a pulmonary condition at age 36.
  • Lucina Putnam Sibley was enumerated as the widow of Samuel Sibley, of the 15th Massachusetts, in the 1890 Veterans' Schedules of the US Federal Census in Jun 1890 at Douglas, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Lucina, his wife, outlived Samuel and died on 19 Feb 1900 at Douglas, Worcester County, Massachusetts, cremated in an accidental fire. at age 74.
  • Aged Woman Burned Mrs. Lucinda P. Sibley, aged 70 years, was burned to death yesterday. Her cottage was discovered to be in flames, and later her bones were found in the runs. Samuel Sibley Post, G. A. R., was named for her husband, who was killed in the war.
    The theory is that Mrs. Sibley attempted to light a lamp and either fainted or had a shock, fell back on her bed, and dropped the lamp, which immediately set her room on fire. (The Boston Journal 21 Feb 1900.)
  • Lucina Putnam Gould survived Samuel and was buried in Feb 1900 in Pine Grove Cemetery, at Douglas, Worcester County, Massachusetts, next to her husband.
  • Last Edited: 1 Aug 2016

Family: Lucina Putnam Gould b. 26 Jul 1825, d. 19 Feb 1900

  • Ella Cassandra Sibley b. 23 Oct 1849, d. 16 Jan 1886
  • Carrie F. Sibley b. Sep 1851, d. Sep 1851

William L. Sibley

b. 7 July 1830, d. 11 September 1865
  • Father: Hiram Sanford Sibley b. 31 Mar 1809, d. 25 Jun 1868
  • Mother: Catherine Town Smith b. 9 Aug 1810, d. 18 Sep 1878
  • Company: G
  • William L. Sibley was born on 7 Jul 1830 at South Leicester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Hiram Sanford Sibley and Catherine Town Smith.
  • On 9 Jun 1850 William L. Sibley, 19, married Cynthia Maria Aldrich, 18, daughter of John Aldrich and Betsey Johnson, at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • William L. Sibley was not enumerated in the household of Hiram Sanford Sibley and Catherine Town Smith in the 1850 US Federal Census on 8 Aug 1850 at Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Hiram Sibley, 42, lapper trucker (?), all b. MA
    Catherine, 39
    Eliza, 24
    **Augustus, 14
    Nancy, 11
    Mary, 9
    Charles, 6
    James, 4
    (Note: the twins, William and Wilson, are not enumerated in their father's house.)
  • William L. Sibley was enumerated in the household of John Aldrich and Betsey Johnson in the 1860 US Federal Census on 21 Jul 1860 at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    John Aldrich, 60, b. NH
    Betsey J., 60, b. MA
    **William Sibley, 30, shoemaker, b. MA
    Cynthia M. Sibley, 30, b. MA
    **Marcus M. Aldrich, 28, shoemaker, b. MA
    Mary A., 22, b. MA (his wife)
    Charlotte B., 3, b. MA
    Charles F., 1, b. MA.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, William gave his occupation as shoemaker.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 William mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry
    , being credited to the quota of Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 31 years and 5 days old.
  • William L. Sibley and Wilson L. Sibley, and Augustus S. Sibley, twin brothers, and their younger brother, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.
  • William L. Sibley and Marcus M. Aldrich, brothers-in-law, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.
  • On 14 Nov 1862 William ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by discharge due to disability.

  • William and Wilson were also together in the 2nd Massachusetts HA.
  • Starting 28 Jul 1863, William also served in the 2nd MA Heavy Artillery.
  • He died on 11 Sep 1865 at Baltimore, Baltimore County, Maryland, of disease with the 2nd MA HA. He was 35 years, 2 months and 4 days old.
  • On 16 Oct 1865 Cynthia Maria Aldrich received a pension to surviving family member based on William's service; and received certificate number 112343.
  • He's surviving family was enumerated in the household of John Aldrich and Betsey Johnson in the 1870 US Federal Census on 10 Jun 1870 at Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Aldrich, John, 74, b. NH
    ---, Betsey, 69, b. MA
    **---, Marcus, 38, boot bottomer, b. MA
    Sibley, Cynthia, 40, b. MA
    ---, Jennie M., 7, b. MA.
  • On 2 Jan 1871 Cynthia Maria Taft, William's remarried widow, made application for a pension as guardian to William's surviving dependants, but no certificate number is recorded.
  • On 13 Apr 1871 William's widow, Cynthia Maria Aldrich remarried to Willis Bates Taft at Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a second marriage for both.
  • In 1871, at Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Jennie M. Sibley, his daughter, was involved in a guardianship proceeding at the probate court which may explain why Cynthia was not granted a guardian certificate.
  • On 27 Nov 1878 William's daughter, Jennie M. Sibley married Oscar Fremont Thatcher at Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Last Edited: 9 Mar 2017

Family: Cynthia Maria Aldrich b. 27 Feb 1832, d. 27 May 1902

  • Jennie M. Sibley b. 10 Sep 1862, d. 1940

Wilson L. Sibley

b. 7 July 1830, d. 2 January 1885
  • Father: Hiram Sanford Sibley b. 31 Mar 1809, d. 25 Jun 1868
  • Mother: Catherine Town Smith b. 9 Aug 1810, d. 18 Sep 1878
  • Company: G
  • Wilson L. Sibley was born on 7 Jul 1830 at South Leicester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Hiram Sanford Sibley and Catherine Town Smith.
  • On 10 Feb 1850 Wilson L. Sibley, 19, married Josephene B. Huse, 24, daughter of Bezaleel Barton Huse and Annis Short, at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Wilson L. Sibley was not enumerated in the household of Annis Short in the 1850 US Federal Census in 1850 at Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts, with his wife:
    Annis Huse, 62, b. England
    **Josaphine Sibley, 24, b. MA
    Hanise M. Huse, 22, b. MA
    Benj?? B. Huse 65, b. MA.
  • Wilson L. Sibley was not enumerated in the household of Hiram Sanford Sibley and Catherine Town Smith in the 1850 US Federal Census on 8 Aug 1850 at Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Hiram Sibley, 42, lapper trucker (?), all b. MA
    Catherine, 39
    Eliza, 24
    **Augustus, 14
    Nancy, 11
    Mary, 9
    Charles, 6
    James, 4
    (Note: the twins, William and Wilson, are not enumerated in their father's house.)
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Wilson gave his occupation as shoemaker.
  • In 1861 Wilson was living at Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Wilson mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 31 years and 5 days old.
  • Wilson L. Sibley and William L. Sibley, and Augustus S. Sibley, twin brothers, and their younger brother, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.
  • On 21 Oct 1861 Wilson was wounded at The Battle of Ball's Bluff, Leesburg, Virginia, in the back.
  • On 30 Oct 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Wilson L. Sibley was included, with 304 other men, among "The Killed Wounded and Missing of the Fifteenth Regiment," after Ball's Bluff.
  • On 14 Nov 1862 Wilson ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by discharge due to disability.

  • He made application for a veteran's pension on 12 Jan 1863, and received certificate number 60088.
  • Starting 14 Jul 1863, Wilson also served in the 2nd Massachusetts Heavy Artillery.
  • Wilson and William were also together in the 2nd Massachusetts HA.
  • Wilson L. Sibley ended his service with the 2nd Massachusetts Heavy Artillery on 24 Jul 1865.
  • On 11 Sep 1865 his twin brother, William L. Sibley, died at Baltimore, Baltimore County, Maryland, of disease with the 2nd MA HA at age 35.
  • On 1 Dec 1866 Josephene B. Huse, his wife, died at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 40 of lung fever.
  • On 7 Dec 1867 Wilson L. Sibley, 37, married Sarah J. Tandy, 37, daughter of Abel W. Tandy and Sarah B. [--?--], at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a second marriage for both. She was the widow Taylor.
  • Wilson L. Sibley and Sarah J. Tandy were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 9 Jun 1870 at Saundersville P. O., Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Sibley, Wilson J., 39, bootmaker, $150 personal estate, b. MA
    ---, Sarah J., 39, keeping house, b. NH
    Tandy, Sarah H., 70, b. NH (his mother-in-law)
    Taylor, William G., 16, boot pegger (his step-son.)
  • Wilson L. Sibley and Sarah J. Tandy were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census in Jun 1880 at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Sibley, Wilson, 45, bootmaker, b. MA
    ---, Sarah J., 29
    Taylor, Wm. b., 25, son-in-law, (i.e. step-son)
    ---, Arlina, 25, dau-in-law
    ---, Gillian A., 2, granddaughter
    Tandy, Sarah, 80, mother-in-law, 80, b. NH.
  • On 20 Oct 1883 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Wilson L. Sibley attended the 17th annual reunion of the 15th regiment association, with some 110 other veterans of the regiment. (Report from the Fitchburg Sentinel.)
  • He died on 2 Jan 1885 at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of consumption. He was 54 years, 5 months and 26 days old.
  • He was buried in Jan 1885 at Riverside Cemetery, Millbury St., Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 2 Jun 1886 Sarah J. Tandy received a pension to surviving family member in Massachusetts based on Wilson's service; and received certificate number 274539.
  • Sarah J. Tandy was enumerated as the widow of Wilson L. Sibley, of the 15th Massachusetts, in the 1890 Veterans' Schedules of the US Federal Census in 1890 at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Sarah, his wife, outlived Wilson and died on 27 Feb 1903 at Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 72.
  • Last Edited: 19 Apr 2016

Family 1: Josephene B. Huse b. 26 Jan 1826, d. 1 Dec 1866

Family 2: Sarah J. Tandy b. 4 Jul 1830, d. 27 Feb 1903

William Sigel

b. between 1836 and 1837, d. 17 February 1864
  • Company: I
  • William Sigel was born between 1836 - 1837 at unknown.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, William gave his occupation as farmer.
  • In 1863 William was living at an unknown place according to Ford's history.

  • On 25 Jul 1863 William mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Athol, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 13 Sep 1863 William ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts at Bealton Station, Fauquier County, Virginia, by desertion, according to Ford's history and the MASSCW.

  • , William Sigel and William Steidell may be the same man according to Ford's history. Open issue. Aug 2003.
  • Last Edited: 18 Dec 2014

Stephenson Sill

b. 1826, d. 12 September 1895
  • Company: E
  • Stephenson Sill was born about in 1826 at Leeds, Yorkshire, England.
  • On 17 Apr 1843 Stephenson Sill married Hannah Taylor, daughter of William Taylor and Hannah [--?--], at Manchester, Lancashire, England.
  • Stephenson Sill and Hannah Taylor were enumerated in the 1851 UK census in Apr 1851 at Dukinfield, Lancashire, England, as:
    Stephen Sill, head, 28, cotton weaver
    Hannah, wife, 26, b. Lancs Ashton
    Sarah Jane, daur, 7
    Alfred, 6
    Celina, sister, 18, weaver, b. Hyde, Cheshire.
  • Stephenson Sill was not enumerated in the household of Hannah Taylor in the 1861 UK Census in Apr 1861 at Dukinfield, Lancashire, England, as:
    Hannah Sill, mar, 36, linen weaver, b. Lacanshire, Ashton
    Sarah J., daur, 17, linen weaver, b. Lacanshire, Ashton
    Alfred, son, 16, linen weaver, b. Lacanshire, Ashton
    Samuel, son, 13, cotton piecer, b. Lacanshire, Ashton
    Selina, daur, 9, nurse, b. Cheshire, Dukinfield
    George W., son, 7, scholar, b. Cheshire, Stalybridge
    James, son, 5, scholar, b. Royton
    Mary L., daur, 1, b. Cheshire, Dukinfield
    Betty Clayton, lodger, mar, 36, linen weaver, b. Lancs, Bury.
  • On 31 Aug 1861 Hannah Taylor was included on a passenger list of the Alexander Marshall, arriving New York City Harbor, New York, from England, as
    Ann Sill, 34, wife,
    Sarah, 17
    Alfred, 15
    Samuel, 13
    Selina, 10
    George, 7
    James, 4.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Stephenson gave his occupation as weaver or operative.

  • On 6 Jan 1862 Stephenson mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Holyoke, Hampden County, Massachusetts. He was 36 years old.
  • On 17 Sep 1862 Stephenson was wounded at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland.
  • On 12 Mar 1863 Stephenson ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts at Falmouth, Stafford County, Virginia, by discharge due to wounds.

  • He made application for a veteran's pension on 18 Mar 1863, and received certificate number 14748 for his service in Co. E, 15th Mass.
  • He and Hannah Taylor were separated apparently.
  • On 24 Dec 1869 Stephenson's former wife, Anna Sill remarried Joshua Priest at Holyoke, Hampden County, Massachusetts, in a second marriage for both.
  • In 1879 Stephenson was living at an unknown place.
  • On 5 Jul 1879 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Stephenson Sill was mentioned in the report on the 12th annual reunion of Company E, 15th Massachusetts Infantry.
  • Stephenson Sill was included on the Civil War memorial at Soldiers' Monument, Holyoke, Hampden County, Massachusetts, where he is inscribed among the men of the 15th Massachusetts.
  • On 11 Jun 1881 his ex-wife, Hannah Taylor, died at Holyoke, Hampden County, Massachusetts, of gastric fever.
  • Stephenson Sill married Catherine [--?--] possibly.
  • In 1889 Stephenson Sill was painter.
  • On 2 Jul 1889, at National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, Hampton, Elizabeth City, Virginia, Stephenson was admitted.
  • Mrs. Catherine Johnson was designated as his nearest "Relative or Friend" when he entered the Soldiers' Home. Her address was Canal St., Philadelphia.
  • Stevenson Sill was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, Hampton, Elizabeth City, Virginia, as a member of the 122 PA Inf, Co. A, from 1862 to July 1865 (sic). However, the 122 PA Inf was a 9 month unit recruited 12 Aug 1862 at Lancaster, PA, and serving until 16 May 1863. There is no name resembling Stevephenson Sill on the available roster. This appears to by a clerical error.
  • He died on 12 Sep 1895 at Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania. He was 69 years old.
  • He was buried in Sep 1895 at Mechanics Cemetery, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.
  • On 19 Sep 1895 Catherine [--?--] received a pension to surviving family member in Pennsylvania based on Stephenson's service; with application 620750, his apparent wife/friend (?), but no certificate is recorded.
  • Last Edited: 18 Dec 2014

Family 1: Hannah Taylor b. 1825, d. 11 Jun 1881

  • Sarah Jane Sill b. Sep 1843
  • Alfred Sill b. 7 Nov 1844, d. 9 Jan 1898
  • Samuel Sill b. Jun 1847
  • Selina Sill b. Jun 1851
  • George William Sill b. Sep 1853
  • James Sill b. 1855
  • Mary Louisa Sill b. Sep 1859

Family 2: Catherine [--?--]

Andrew F. Simmons

b. between 1826 and 1827, d. 20 April 1862
  • Company: K
  • Andrew F. Simmons was also known as Andrew Fitzsimmons in his Blackstone death record.
  • He was born between 1826 - 1827 at Ireland.
  • He was enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 21 Jun 1860 at Sutton P. O., Uxbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, possibly as:
    Andrew Fitzsimonds, 30, operative, b. Ireland
    in a boarding house with others.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Andrew gave his occupation as operative.
  • In 1861 Andrew was living at Blackstone, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 1 Jul 1861 Andrew mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Blackstone, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • 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, Andrew F. Simmons 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, Andrew F. Simmons was listed with 195 other men among the prisoners taken at Ball's Bluff.
  • He died on 20 Apr 1862 at Blackstone, Worcester County, Massachusetts, unmarried, by drowning.
  • Last Edited: 26 Aug 2007

Samuel J. Simmons

b. 1842, d. 21 June 1934
  • Father: William A. Simmons b. 1795, d. 5 Oct 1853
  • Mother: Sarah A. [--?--] b. 1812
  • Company: K
  • Samuel J. Simmons was born in 1842 at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, son of William A. Simmons and Sarah A. [--?--].
  • Samuel J. Simmons was enumerated in the household of William A. Simmons and Sarah A. [--?--] in the 1850 US Federal Census on 7 Sep 1850 at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, as:
    Wm. Simmons, 55, cooper, b. MA (as were all)
    Sarah, 38
    Adelaide, 13
    Wm., Jr., 10
    **Samuel, 8
    Sarah, 2
    Maria M. Mack, 13
    Wm. F., 8
    Jos. H., 5
    Bridget Ronan 25, b. Ireland.
  • On 5 Oct 1853 his father, William A. Simmons, died at Chelsea, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, of typhoid fever.
  • Samuel J. Simmons was enumerated in the household of Sarah A. [--?--] in the 1860 US Federal Census on 3 Jul 1860 at Chelsea, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, as:
    Sarah A. Simmons, 48, b, MA (as were all)
    Wm. A., 20
    Sarah A., 19
    **Saml J., 18, clerk
    Sarah H., 12
    Oscar H., 7.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Samuel gave his occupation as machinist.
  • In 1861 Samuel was living at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.

  • On 1 Jul 1861 Samuel mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as a Corporal, being credited to the quota of Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts. He was 19 years old.
  • On 2 Jul 1863 Samuel was wounded at The Battle of Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania.
  • On 22 Jul 1863 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Samuel J. Simmons was reported as wounded at Gettysburg.
  • In Mar 1864 Samuel J. Simmons was court martialed at HQ 2nd Div., 2nd AC, as documented in case number NN-1420 (National Archives, Record Group 153.)
  • On 25 May 1864 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Samuel J. Simmons was mentioned among the casualties.
  • On 28 Jul 1864 Samuel ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to expiration of term of service.

  • He made application for a veteran's pension on 1 Sep 1864, but no further information is known.
  • On 11 Oct 1865 Samuel J. Simmons married Mary A. Whiting, 21, daughter of Moody Whiting and Aurelia G. Jenkins, at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.
  • Samuel J. Simmons was enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census in Jun 1870 at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, as:
    Simmons, Saml, 28, cigars & liquors, b. MA (as were all)
    ---, Mary A., 26
    ---, Florence, 4
    ---, Wm. O., 2
    ---, Sarah A., 58 (his mother.)
  • He and Mary A. Whiting were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 9 Jun 1880 at Brooklyn, Kings County, New York, as:
    Simmons, Saml J., 38, U.US Storekeeper, b. MA (as were all)
    ---, Mary A., 36, wife
    ---, Florence, 13, daur
    ---, Wm. O., 11, son
    ---, Mary B., 8, daur
    ---, Sarah H., 6, daur
    ---, Oscar H., 3, son
    Flynn, Hannah, 18, servant, b. England.
  • Samuel J. Simmons was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at New York City, New York, New York, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company K as a 1st Sergeant, where he lost part of his left hand.
  • On 12 Jan 1893 Samuel and Mary's daughter, Florence Adelaide Simmons married John J. McAuliffe at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • On 29 Oct 1894 his daughter, Sarah Simmons, died at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, at age 21 unmarried.
  • Samuel J. Simmons and Mary A. Whiting were enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 5 Jun 1900 at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, as:
    Simmons, Samuel J., head, b. Feb 1848 (sic), 52, married 34 years, b. MA (of MA parents), merchant
    ---, Mary A., wife, b. Apr 1844, 56, four of six children living
    ---, William A., son, b. July 1868, single
    ---, Mary B., daur, b. July 1871, single
    ---, George J., son, b. Mar 1882, single.
  • On 20 Nov 1900 Samuel and Mary's daughter, Mary Barrett Simmons married William F. Lamont at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • On 27 Oct 1910 at The State Mutual Building, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Samuel J. Simmons attended the 44th reunion of the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.
  • On 28 Dec 1910 Mary A. Whiting, his wife, died at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, at age 66 of pneumonia.
  • On 22 Oct 1931 at "The Webster Evening Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Samuel J. Simmons was mentioned as having sent his regrets at being unable to attended the 65th regimental reunion, or regrets were sent for him.
  • He died on 21 Jun 1934 at Waban, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. He was 92 years old.
  • He was buried in Jun 1934 at Union Cemetery, Scituate, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.
  • Last Edited: 18 Dec 2014

Family: Mary A. Whiting b. 5 Apr 1844, d. 28 Dec 1910

  • Florence Adelaide Simmons b. 23 Apr 1866
  • William A. Simmons b. Jul 1868
  • Mary Barrett Simmons b. 30 Jul 1871
  • Sarah Simmons b. 25 Aug 1873, d. 29 Oct 1894
  • Oscar H. Simmons b. 7 Apr 1877, d. 9 Oct 1899
  • George J. Simmons b. Mar 1882

Alvan Augustus Simonds

b. 28 January 1841, d. 9 May 1898
  • Father: Abel Simonds b. 10 Dec 1804, d. 22 Apr 1875
  • Mother: Jane Todd b. about 1810, d. 24 Jun 1886
  • Company: B
  • Alvan Augustus Simonds was born on 28 Jan 1841 at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Abel Simonds and Jane Todd, grandson of Joseph and Sarah (Downe) Simonds.
  • Alvan Augustus Simonds was enumerated in the household of Abel Simonds and Jane Todd in the 1850 US Federal Census on 16 Aug 1850 at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Abel Simonds, 45, sythe manufacture, b. MA (as were all the children)
    Jane T., 39, b. NH
    Joseph F., 21, engineer
    Mary D., 17
    Thomas F., 16, sythe maker
    William H. Simonds, 13
    John, 11
    **Alvin A., 9
    **George F., 7
    Elizabeth J., 5
    Daniel, 2
    Edwin F. 7/12.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Alvan gave his occupation as scythe maker.
  • In 1861 Alvan was living at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Alvan mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as a Corporal, being credited to the quota of Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 20 years, 5 months and 14 days old.
  • Alvan Augustus Simonds and George Frederick Simonds, brothers, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry in Co. B.
  • Alvan Augustus Simonds and Joseph Willard, and Horatio Nelson Willard, future brothers-in-law, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.
  • Walter Abbott Eames wrote a letter to Sarah Ann Ames, his wife, on 22 Oct 1861, mentioning Alvan Augustus Simonds, as follows.
  • Walter Abbott Eames wrote a letter to Sarah Ann Ames, his wife, on 27 Dec 1861, mentioning Alvan Augustus Simonds, as follows.
  • On 8 Jan 1863 Alvan was promoted to Corporal.
  • On 3 Jul 1863 Alvan was wounded at The Battle of Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania.
  • On 22 Jul 1863 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Alvan Augustus Simonds was reported as wounded at Gettysburg.
  • On 14 Aug 1863 his brother, William Henry Simonds, died at Ft. Schuyler, New York, at age 27 of disease while serving with the 53rd Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry (under Col. John W. Kimball, formerly of the 15th Mass.)
  • On 22 Jun 1864 Alvan was taken prisoner at Petersburg, Prince George County, Virginia.
  • On 12 Aug 1864 Alvan ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts having fulfilled his term of service, as a returned Prisoner of War.

  • On 24 Aug 1864 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Alvan Augustus Simonds was reported among the prisoners, for a total of four commissioned officers and seventy-seven enlisted men.
  • On 14 Feb 1865 Alvan Augustus Simonds, 24, married Marcella Caroline Willard, 23, daughter of Horatio Nelson Willard and Caroline Dwelley, at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Alvan Simonds' recounting of the 1864 prison escape is in Willis' history of Fitchburg in the Civil War, p. 220. Click the icon to read it here.
  • On 22 Apr 1875 his father, Abel Simonds, died at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 70.
  • Alvan Augustus Simonds and Marcella Caroline Willard were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 7 Jun 1880 at Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio, as:
    Simonds, Alvan A., 39, manufacturer, b. MA
    ---, Marcella, 39, wife, b. MA
    ---, Caroline I., 14, dau, b. MA
    ---, Cora B., 11, dau, b. MA
    ---, Herbert R., 6, son, b. MA
    ---, Ethel, 5, dau, b. Ohio
    ---, Bessie E., 2/12, (adopted?) dau, b. Ohio
    Flarherty, Mary, 17, servant, b. Ohio, mother b. Ireland.
  • Alvan Augustus Simonds attended the funeral of Roland Edwin Bowen in Jan 1883 at Millbury Central Cemetery, Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • In 1886 Alvan was living at Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio.
  • In Jun 1886 Alvan Augustus Simonds took part in the regimental reunion Excursion to the Battle-Fields of Gettysburg, PA., Antietam, MD., Ball's Bluff, Virginia and Washington, D.C.
  • Alvan Augustus Simonds was described as 5 feet, 7 inches, dark brown eyes, and light complexion.
  • On 16 Mar 1888, at Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio, Alvan was issued a U. S. passport, which included his wife and children, Herbert and Ethel.
  • On 21 Oct 1888 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Alvan Augustus Simonds attended the annual regimental reunion of the 15th Massachusetts. (Report from the Fitchburg Sentinel., Monday, 22 October 1888)
    Fifteenth Regiment Reunion
    The annual reunion of the veterans of the 15th Mass. regiment was held at Worcester, Saturday, and was greatly enjoyed by all who attended. The veterans, about 125 in number, formed by companies and were photographed on the common, near the soldiers' monument. Dinner was served at the Bay State House. Judge Devens presided, and made an eloquent speech, in which he referred to the 15th regiment as losing more men, in proportion to its members, than any other Mass. regiment.
    Col. J. M. Studley followed with some interesting memories of war times, and nearly every company was represented among the speakers.
    Sergt. Henry A. Spooner, for Co. B, told an amusing story of the strictmess of discipline in the regiment, and asked for a speech from A. A. Simonds of Dayton, Ohio.
    Mr. Simonds spoke of the hard service that the regiment went through in the Wilderness campaign. He said that on visiting the field of Waterloo he was impressed with the openness of the field, which allowed for evolution which the field of Gettysburg made impossible. He closed by expressing his pleasure at being able to attend the reunion.
    Among the other speakers were:
    Dr. C. A. Wheeler,
    Capt. T. J. Hastings,
    J. E. Greene,
    D. M. EArle and others.
    Charles May, with his fiddle, and several members of the old regimental band, furnished popular music for the occasion.
  • He made application at Ohio for a veteran's pension on 14 Dec 1889, and received certificate number 476670.
  • He was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company B, noting that he was wounded at Gettysburg, Antietam and Ball's Bluff, also that he is already receiving a pension.
  • On 13 Sep 1892 Alvan and Marcella's daughter, Caroline I. Simonds married Julius Morgan Clements at Montgomery County, Ohio.
  • On 25 Nov 1892 John White Kimball gave his eye-witness account of the Battle of Ball's Bluff to the Boston Journal, and it was reprinted in the Fitchburg Sentinel.
  • Alvan Augustus Simonds died on 9 May 1898 at Flint, Genesee County, Michigan. He was 57 years, 3 months and 11 days old.
  • An obituary for Alvan Augustus Simonds was published on 9 May 1898 at "The Fitchburg Sentinel", Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as follows:
    "Death of Alvan A. Simonds
    Daniel Simonds received a dispatch this morning, announcing the death of his brother, Alvan A. Simonds of Dayton, Ohio. For over two years, the deceased had been ailing from cerebral hemorrage of the brain and, during the last six months, had been in Flint, Mich., where he died, this morning. The funeral will be held at Dayton, Ohio, on Wednesday.
    A. A. Simonds, or "Gus," as his friends and familiarly called him, was well known in this city, having lived here till 1874, when he resigned as treasurer of the Simonds Manufacturing company, to go to Dayton, Ohio, to engage in the manufacture of machine knives, where he conducted a large business.
    Mr. Simonds was about 58 years of age and a veteran of the Civil War. He enlisted in Co. B, 15th regiment Mass. Volunteers, on July 12, 1861, and served honorably as a corporal until he was mustered out Aug. 12, 1864. With the late R. E. Bowen of Milford, he was captured by the rebels after the battle of Gettysburg, but escaped while on the march from Richmond to Andersonville, joining the Union lines near Winchester after living in the mountains for 24 days. In the volume, "Fitchburg in the War of the Rebellion," mention is made of his being wounded, but it was not serious. He experienced some of the hardest fighting in which the Army of the Potomac was engaged.
    He leaves a wife, one son, and three daughters -- the eldest of whom is married and lives in Madison, Wis."
  • He was buried in May 1898 at Woodland Cemetery and Arboretum, Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio, Plot: Section 103, Lot 2047.
  • He's surviving family was enumerated in the household of Marcella Caroline Willard in the 1900 US Federal Census on 5 Jun 1900 at Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio, as:
    Simonds, Marcella, head, b. Apr 1841, widow, married 33 years, 4 of her 6 children are still living
    ---, Herbert, son, b. Dec 1873, single, machine manufacturer
    Clements, Caroline, dau, b. May 1866, married 8 years, both of her children are still living
    Simonds, Ethel, dau, b. May 1875, single
    Clements, Alvan M., grandson, b. MAR 1895 in Wisconsin
    ---, Donald S., grandson, b. Oct 1897 in Wisconsin
    Showming, Lena, Servant, b. Nov 1865, married 13 years, no children, b. in Germany
    ---, Ernest, coachman, b. June 1863 in Germany, married 13 years.
  • On 5 Sep 1900 Alvan and Marcella's daughter, Ethel Gertrude Simonds married Jerome Carruth Smith at Montgomery County, Ohio.
  • Last Edited: 19 Apr 2016

Family: Marcella Caroline Willard b. 22 Apr 1841, d. 11 May 1905

  • Caroline I. Simonds b. May 1866, d. 20 Dec 1927
  • Cora Belle Simonds b. 21 Apr 1870, d. 16 Mar 1954
  • Herbert R. Simonds b. 16 Dec 1873, d. 6 Jul 1956
  • Ethel Gertrude Simonds b. 19 May 1875, d. 30 Dec 1922
  • Bessie E. Simonds b. Apr 1880, d. 19 Sep 1880