Saturday, November 22, 2008

The Blacksmith, The Working Man.

When I hear the word Blacksmith, the picture that comes to my mind was the blacksmith we always seen on TV, or in the movies. But this is far from the truth, oh, there were Blacksmiths like we all seen in the movies, but there were other jobs that called for the blacksmith, such as the Iron factories, Ship building and Railroading, these all called for a blacksmith and there were other jobs that called for a blacksmith as well. Iron and fire is what the blacksmith worked with, it was a hard and dirty job for little pay most of the time. The job of the blacksmith could be dangerous as he worked with fire, his shop could burn down or the factory could blow up, and especially in the time of war.

This page will have two parts the first part is the blacksmith in the time of war.
The second part will be the Blacksmiths of the United States. This part will be a list of blacksmiths, but there will be no information on these names.

I know some will say why would I look at a bunch of names? Will this part is for those of you who had ancestors that were blacksmiths. Although you all may want to look over this list you may find out one of your ancestor was a blacksmith and never know it. Not only will this list give you a name but a year and a towns name. One list covers a town in Connecticut, it’s time line is from 1828-1875, these lists could be helpful to you, for you will have his name town State and a time line. You never know you may find out about a ancestor who was at a place you never know about, and give you a new place to look for more information on that ancestor.

Civil War.

Note. The monthly pay of the enlisted men of the Army of the Confederate States shall be as follows: Blacksmiths, $13, per month.

Vermilionsville, December 16, 1863.

Romulus McBride, a citizen of this village. I believe he is a blacksmith. This man never has belonged to the Confederate Army. He was conscripted but discharged for disability. His wife is distressed to a degree that she has become an invalid. I hope you will, if possible, have this man released.

S. Gosnell. - Says he was born in Maryland. Is a blacksmith. Came to Virginia twelve years ago. Worked in Petersburg and Richmond. For five years past has carried on his business in Fairfax County near Accotink. Was arrested by a party of [the] South Carolina Legion. Says he is true to the South, rather agianst secession, but goes with Virginia. Has had no communication with the enemy. Willing to take the oath of allegiance. Has lost the sight of one eye. Mr. Clemens testifies Gosnell worked in Richmond five or six years ago. Was a good, quiet man of good behavoir, but not a good workman. Has seen him work in Baltimore. He is proved by J. Weller to be a Baltimorean, but has been absent from that place ten or twelve years. No charge.

Note. Many prisoners were put to work as Blacksmiths, such as those at Camp Douglas ILL., where they had 20, prisoners working as Blacksmiths at 10 cents a day.

Prison at Salisbury, N. C.

At the military prison at Salisbury, N. C., it is stated that the Yankee deserters (who work cheerfully) and the convicts are a large number of skillful mechanics, blacksmiths, gunsmiths, carpenters, shoemakers, joiners, harness makers, and tailors. Under a good system, with a supply of tools and materials (which are wanting), the establishment could be made not only self-sustaining, but of considerable value to the Government. I recommend that a quartermaster be assigned to the prison and charged with the procurement of these things. At present the workshops are of little use.

Note. It was hard to get and keep Blacksmiths, both Army’s were always asking the Quarter-masters Department for Blacksmith.

Gosport, Va., October 26, 1861.
Major-General HUGER, Commanding Forces, Norfolk.

SIR: I herewith send you the names of some of the men desiring to leave this place for the North, and who have been employed in this yard since April 21, 1861, with rates of pay, &c., and respectfully recommend that they be prohibited from leaving by the next flag of truce: William Coleman, blacksmith, $2. 50.

Armstead Magaha. - Born in Loundoun County, Va. Lives a mile and a half from Lovettsville, between that and the river. Says he carries on a blacksmith shop at Berlin, in Maryland. Has done so for five years. Rents the shop from year to year. His lease expired last Christmas. Before the bridge was burned at Berlin he crossed every day. Says after the bridge was burned he boarded in Berlin and crossed frequently until the enemy's pickets were placed on the river. Says since the 1st of July he never crossed until the night he was taken. Says he got a skiff and evaded pickets. Afterward he said on the night he was taken was permitted by the captain in command of the pickets to cross in company with Rouse, Smith and Slater. They got a skiff and crossed. They promised the captain to return that night. Says they had nothing to do with the gondola boat. Were going to their skiff when arrested. Says he had bout $2,000 due him for work on the Maryland side of the river and his object in remaining there was to secure it. I submit the report of General Hill and the affidavits of S. Price and S. Crumbaker. I recommend this man to be held as a prisoner.

Number 4. Reports of Major General John. G. Parke, u. S. Army, commanding NINTH Army Corps. HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS, July 15, 1863

GENERAL: A man has just come into our lines from the rear, named A. Leroy Carter, representing himself to be of the THIRD Iowa Infantry, and Just escaped from Jackson Cavalry. This man states that he has been a prisoner since January 4, and detained because he was caught plundering. He has since been kept under guard, and attached to the blacksmith of farrier's department for Jackson's DIVISION. He says his regiment is in Lauman's DIVISION, and recognized some of his old friends prisoners in Jackson's DIVISIONS of cavalry left Jackson last night, crossed the river, went up the opposite bank about 14 miles, and recrossed on a trestle-bridge about 4 miles above Grant's Ferry. During their halt he escaped and rode into our lines. He says Jackson is headed this way, and the idea among the men was that he would attack our rear., so that they could make a sortie simultaneously on our front. Certainly a bold scheme. I have had one or two reports from the front this morning that the enemy's force was increasing. Would it not be well to let Bussey and the brigade hunt this party up?

Richmond National Cemetery
DRANDOF, Alb't BLACKSMITH OCT. 10, 1863, CO. A. 4th, N. Y. CAV. 3A 351.

From the Richmond Whig, 4/28/1863, p. 2, c. 1.

DEATH OF GILBERT HUNT. – Gilbert Hunt, an aged negro, who for a period of more than a half a century pursued the calling of a blacksmith, in this city, died on Sunday last in the 88th year of his age. At the burning of the Penitentiary, when Gilbert was a young man, he was instrumental in saving the lives of a number of prisoners. He also acted a part at the burning of the Richmond Theatre, on the memorable night of December 26th, 1811, which further attested to his intrepidity and philanthropy. The author of “Richmond in By Gone Days” gives a full account of the services rendered by him during the progress of that dreadful calamity. – He states that Dr. J. D. McCaw, who was in the Theatre, when the fire occurred, lowered down from one of the windows of the burning building, some ten or twelve ladies, who were dropped one after another into Gilbert’s brawny arms, and conveyed by others to a place of safety.
The funeral of deceased took place yesterday afternoon, from the “African Church,” and was attended by a very large number of the colored population.

From the Richmond Enquirer, 5/15/1861, p. 1, c. 3.

Destructive Fire.

A fire broke out yesterday in the large Wholesale Grocery and Commission House of Bridgford & Company, corner of 20th and Cary streets, which resulted in the speedy destruction of that building, and also the adjoining Wholesale Grocery and Ship Chandlery establishment of James H. Beegleston.

Mr. E. Bossieux’s stable and blacksmith shop adjoining Mr. Beegleston’s warehouse, was also destroyed, by the walls of the warehouse falling in upon, crushing it down and setting fire to the ruins. Mr. Bossieux loses one or two thousand dollars by the destruction of his property.

R. L. Saunders

From the Richmond Whig, 3/28/1864, p. 1, c. 2

ROBBING A GRAVE YARD. - The Assistant Keeper of the Hollywood Cemetery, yesterday morning, about 12 o’clock, detected a man named R. L. Saunders in the act of breaking off and stealing the locks from the enclosures in the cemetery. He had broken off and pocketed eight locks, mostly brass, when discovered, and was in the act of wrenching off another. He was operating with a long screw driver. When arrested, he said he was getting the brass to make cannon. - Saunders is a well but not favorably known blacksmith, who for many years had a shop on 2d street, between Clay and Leigh streets. He has been once tried for stealing and once for forgery, and in the latter case escaped conviction by adroitly slipping the forged paper into his mouth and swallowing it whilst his trial was going on. It was, no doubt, his intention to fix those locks and sell them. He is believed to have been engaged in stealing locks from the cemetery for some time past, as great numbers have been missed from the different enclosures.

From the Richmond Whig, 3/29/1864, p. 1, c. 2.

THE CEMETERY THIEF. - R. L. SAUNDERS, the blacksmith mentioned yesterday as having been arrested in the act of stealing locks from the vaults and enclosures in Hollywood Cemetery on Sunday morning, was brought before the Mayor yesterday, but the principal witness neglecting to appear, Saunders was committed to jail for future examination.

Blacksmiths of the United States.

Note. The States will not be in alphabetical order, but the Surnames will be.

Newark, New Jersey, 1840-1841.

Collins James, Collye Joseph, Compton John, Cook David B., Cook Jacob, Coughlin Daniel, Coughlin John

Hall Charles P., Hand Robert, Harris Samuel D., Haskell Jacob, Hays Stephen

Meeker Jonathan jr., Miller James H., Miller Jonathan, Miller Joseph, Sip William, Smith David, Smith William, Southard Samuel R.


Paterson, New Jersey, 1859.

Kahoe John, Kain Thomas, Kearney Frank, Kelly Albert P., Koch Jacob, Kohn Frederick, Koyer William.

McBride Francis H., McClory Francis, McCormick Samuel, McDonald James, McElborough John, McElroy Patrick, McGeough James, McGill Barnet, McGill Barney, McLory Francis, McNurtney Patrick.

Rafferty James, Redman John, Reid Robert, Richter Peter, Row John, Ruffing Jacob.


Boston, Massachusetts, 1800.

Dakin Thomas, Dewhurst Henry, Dickinson Daniel, Dilow Jacob, Dorothy John, Dorr Timothy, Dow Samuel.


Allentown Pennsylvania, 1899

Beidelman Daniel F., Beidler Silas, Bierer John, Brucker John, Detwailer Charles, Engleman Renben, Fried George, Kesller Andreas, Kline B. W., Long Harry, Nagle Alfred, Reppert W. C., Schadt Henry D., Schadt John J., Trexler Franklin.


Hartford Connecticut, 1828.

Bidwell Oliver, Belden Ralph, Bradley Joseph, Barnard George,

Cox Peter, Couch Luther.

Eddy Philip, Ensign Ralph, Elton William, Ensign Thomas,

Gilbert Isaac.

Hurlbert Giles, Haughton Hiram R., Hubbard John O., Hubbard Abraham,

Newton Rejoice, Norton Narvey, Newton Abner.

Shepherd Richard, Sloan Thomas.

William Henry, Whipple William J.


Allen John, Alling George W., Barritt Wm., Boardman Lemuel H., Bracken James, Broderick Wm., Bull George A..

Carberry Michael, Carbing Michael, Clancy Thomas, Cole William W., Curley Keran.

Dart Theodore G., Dart Theodore S., Dee John, Dorman Waldo, Doyle Thomas, Drake Patrick, Duffey Bernard, Duffey Edward, Dupont Edward, Durfee George.

Eno Homer.

Fitzgerald Henry, Furlong W..

Garrity Edward, Goodrich John, Goodrich John.

Hammond Lewis, Hanscom Joseph G., Hayden Everett S., Hayes Henry, Hemings Richard, Hennessy Jeremiah, Hennessy Michael, Hills Albert, Howard Cornelius, Hubbard John Hubbard William, Huntington A. C.

Jackson James, Jackson J. R., Jacock Leander H., Jorey Joseph.

Keeney Reed, Kerwin James, Kinnahan John.

Lagan Beriyard, Loveland Charles.

Martin Wm., Miner L. C..

McCarty John, McClellan James, McElroy Joseph.

Neff Henry.

Ott Andrew.

Phelps S. G., Pierce Hiram, Platt Levi, Pollard James, Purcell Timothy.

Reed Wm W., Reichel Ernst, Russell Benjamin, Ryan John, Ryan Philip.

Scandall Anthony, Sceerey Michael, Sear William, Sheard Edwin, Sheedy Thomas, Sheldon Horace, Smith William, Starks George A., Sullivan William.

Wetherell John, Wilcox Wm., Wiles Jonathan.


Black Martin.

Coggshall D. D., Creeden Patrick.

Dean Dow, Duffy John.

Evarts Reuben.

Grimes William H..

Haley Jeremiah.

Keeney & Lewis, Keney & Jay Cox, Kinghorn Henry.

Lagan Bernard.

Mulhall James.

Ott Andrew.

Pearl Samuel, Patt Levi.

Quinn William.


Allen George, Ashley John L., Ayres John.

Babcock Charles, Barlow Joseph F., Black Martin, Bland John R., Burke Patrick, Burnham John T., Bushell Russell H..

Cady Cornelius C., Callender Royal E., Campion Daniel, Carney William, Carrigan Louis, Case George A., Cashan Michael, Cavenaugh Thomas, Chalmers William, Champage Henry, Chapman Birge, Charlton Thomas, Coffee Edward, Coggshall F. D., Coles Lewis J., Condron James, Conner John, Coogan John, Costello John, oughlin John, Creeden Patrick, Cunningham John.

Donnell Patrick, Doran Michael, Dorman George, Dorman W. A., Doyle James E., Duane John, Duffy John, Dunn Patrick, Dupaul Frederick, Durfee George.

Egan Keron Jr., Eno Homer, Evarts Reuben.

Fish Clark D., Fisher Augustus G. Flannegan William, Flynn Michael, Forestall William, Friar Winfield.

Gaffey John, Galbraith James G., Gardner Moses, Grimes W. H., Guinen John, Gunning John.

Haley Jeremaah, Haley Pierce, Hamilton Thomas, Hammond Louis, Hanselling Phillip, Hayes Henry, Hayes John, Hern James, Herrick Edgar E., Hicks Hiram G., Hiner John, Holden Barney W., Hubbard Charles, Hussey William.

Jackson James, Jackson J. R., Jones Thomas.

Keating Charles, Keefe John, Kelly Edward, Kelley Martin, Killian James, Killian Martin.

Lagan B., Langdon George, Lawrence James, Leek John D., Lewis David, Locke Thomas, Looney Daniel, Luther Adolph, Lycett George.

Mabes John, Magill John, Mannix James, McCaffery James, Mcder Mott Jr., Moran James, Mulcahy Timothy, Mulhall James, Muhall Patrick, Mullen Lawrence, Mulry Patrick, Munsing John.

Newton Charles, Noonan James F.

Osmond John, Osmond John, Osmond William, Ott Andreas, Ott George.

Pearl Samuel, Pease Ernest M., Peoples W. Frank, Pierce Albert T., Porter Jerry, Preu Paul, Puller James.

Quinn John H.

Roach James, Rooney Michael J., Rourke James.

Schaubel George D., Sheldon Horace, Sherman Frank, Smart Ezra, Smith Cornelius J., Smith Curits, Smith William, Stapleton Patrick, Sullivan Cornelius J., Sullivan John.

Ticknor William, Toomey Richard, Trask Lucius C., Tuner William.

Watson Richard J., Watson William, Wilcox Walter S.


Wilmington, Delaware, 1889.

Begg Alexander, Biscoe Robert B., Brown Robert, Bullock William, Burns Lawrence.

Culbert Nathaniel B.

David Joseph H.

Early Thomas J., Elliott John T.

Hickman Frank P., Holdman Frederick.

Kyle Matthew.

Lightcap Harry R.

Mahaffy W. G., Moulton Samuel C.

Robinson Richard.

Tomlinson & Son, Toner James, Toner Patrick, Toner Wm.


Brunswick, Georgia, 1890.

Note. A lot of these man worked in the B. & W. Railroad Shops.

Adams G. F., Anderson Alex.
Blake Wm.

Christopher Robert, Croll John.

Driver C. H., Dupree J. U.

Garvin Walter, Godfrey W. J.

Hayes A. W.

McCloud George, McCloud J. H., McHale Walter.

Shreve Frank.

Watson A. H.


Topeka, Kansas, 1874 & 1875.

Arthur Napolen B.
Borert John
Bosworth Charles
Bowen David
Burge Edward ( Color )
Doty John.

Chicago Illinois, 1844.

Anderson, W. H. blacksmith at J. Taylor's, residence same.
Anderson, Wm. blacksmith at Perkins & Fenton's.
Brady, Michael blacksmith N.. Water Street, near Clark Street, residence corner of Lasalle and Welis Streets.
Brown, Samuel blacksmith and boarding house 142 Lake Street.
Busch, John B. blacksmith corner of Randolph and Market Streets, residence Randolph between Wells and Franklin Streets.
Caspar, W. G. blacksmith Lasalle Street, residence Wells Street between Washington and Madison Streets
Coe, John S. blacksmith at Pierce's, Lake Street between Water and Canal
Coughlin, Bryan blacksmith residence Randolph Street between Franklin and Madison
Cowan, George W. blacksmith Randolph Street between Clark and Lasalle Streets
Darling, Wm. blacksmith at Wm. B. Stevens'
Fairbourn, Henry blacksmith at Pierce's
Fetter, John blacksmith at I. Taylor's
Grenil, george blacksmith at Humphrey's
Grul, George blacksmith Lasalle Street, house Randolph Street between Lasalle and Wells Street Harman, William blacksmith North Water Street, residence same
Hass, Louis blacksmith at J. Busch's
Jeffreys & Bentley, blacksmiths West Water between Randolph and Lake Streets
Jennerson, Oliver blacksmith house Illinois between Clark and Lasalle
Keating, Owen blacksmith residence C. McDonnell's
Kelley, John blacksmith North Water Street between Wolcott & Kinzie Streets
Loux, Peter blacksmith house Dutch Settlement
Mizner, Henry blacksmith at hydraulic works, house Franklins Street
O'Brien, Michael blacksmith South Water Street
Patrie, Philip blacksmith house Dutch Settlement
Patrie, Phillip blacksmith at I. Taylor's, house Dearborn Street 6th ward
Ritchie, Alexander blacksmith at Pierce's
Roder, John blacksmith at Humphrey's
Ross, Geo. blacksmith at Wm. Otis Snell's
Schular, Mathias blacksmith at L. Taylor's
Serry, Edward P. blacksmith at Snell's, house Kinzie Street between Cass and Rush
Steth, Joseph blacksmith at I. Taylor's, residence same
Stevens, William B. blacksmith Randolph Street near Clark Street, house same
Taylor, Ithream blacksmith Randolph Street, house Wells Street between Lake and Randolph Streets
Wilson, Adam, jr. blacksmith on S. Branch, 3d ward S. Jackson Street

Chicago Illinois, 1855-1856.

Blacksmiths Business.

Baragwanath William, Brown Ole Hubbard, Buckman A.
Carlin P., Clark J. & son., Cornelius J., Corrigan M.
Doehla H. Randolph.
Gowery & Boomer.
Haas L. Washington
McEwen James, McSweeney T.
Morton C. Fulton.
O’Brien M.
Prange L.
Quigley P.
Ryan D. Kinzie
Stoddard F.

Blacksmiths, Residential Names.

Allen William, Anderson Hoatio, Anderson Lewis, Apel Peter.

Bearren Henry, Beltlar Peter, Beles Peter, Bennett Thomas, Bichl Nicholas, Bose Michael, Born Mathias, Botsch Peter, Boyne Thomas, Byrne Edward.

Cahill J., Carr John, Carroll John, Casson John, Coe Peter, Colling John, Collins Edmund, Collins Peter, Cooney Patrick, Cosgrove John, Coyle Peter, Crect James, Coronin Patrick.

David Andrew, Dean John, Doehla Henry, Drysdale Andrew, Dungy William.

Edward John, Elliott John, Erickson Andrew, Erickson Jacob.

Fallon Patrick, Fitz John, Flaherty John, Flanagan Timothy, Foley Patrick, Francks John, Frankman William, Fritz Peter, Funk Peter, Fyfe James.

Gaskill George, Gienther Gotlieb, Gigler Henry, Glindon Michael, Gownlock James, Gray James, Green John.

Hancock James S., Handell Edward, Happ John, Hass Louis, Heintz Nicholas, Hennessy Pa, Herman Frederick, Hess Conrad, Heuhl John, Hewey John, Hewey Robert, Hickey Maurice, Hoas Christopher, Hodes Frederick, Hoffert John, Hoffman M., Huber L., Huey Robert, Homire Harmon, Hopkins W., Horn George, Hunt William.

Irvin David W., Iverson Ole.

Jackson Henry.

Kencke William, Kibler Fred., Killinger George, Kinney Patrick, Koerper Caper, Kolling John, Koplin August, Kosta John, Koufman John.

Lambert Robert, Lans James, Leopold Melzer, Lindon Michael, Lott Gottfried, Luders Charles.

McCarty James, McEwen James, McSweenay Thomas.

Mahon David, Marshall William, Martin Matthew, Marx William, Meltz Frederick, Metz Frederick, Metz Simon, Meyer Charles, Meyer Nicholas, Miller John, Miller Lewis, Mooney Michael, Moran Martin, Morgan Nathaniel, Morris Robert, Muelbers Peter, Mullen Thomas, Muller Jacob, Murphy, Daniel, Murphy Patrick.

Nabrath C., Needham P., Nelson J., Nelson Niels, Nevin John, Nieson James, Noa Lewis, Norton C. O.

O’Conell Thomas, O’Connor Jeremiah.

Offenlock Paul,

Ohlbry Peter.

Packe Arnold, Palmer Elijah, Palmer John, Patten James, Paulus Peter, Peterlaiden Joseph, Pfister Z., Pierce Michael, Pittard Vile, Poetice Henry, Prange L.

Quigley Patrick.

Reddish John, Redmond James, Reichel John, Richards Robert D., Roder John, Rooney Daniel, Ryan Dennis.

St. Malo Leon, Sandberg John, Schall John, Schmidt Charles, Schmidt Henry, Achmitt Nicholas, Schommer Peter, Schrader Charles, Schroeder August, Schue Matthew, Shay John, Shooks G., Shuster George, Simon Matthew, Slater Richard, Smith Charles, Smith Patrick, Sperry Charles, Standerson Thomas S., Stem Frank, Stewart David, Stewart Shaw, Stewart William, Straid John, Sullivan Jas., Sullivan Owen, Svan Olson.

Tamburg Emile, Tarney John, Tear John, Tein Nicolas, Thomas David, Trainer John, Trecher John, Tremper Paul, Turley John.

Wagner Henry, Wallace James, Wallace James, Wallace Martin, Wallace Richard, Walz John, Ward Patrick, Warner S. P., Wehonoper C., Welch Thomas, Whalen John, Wildman Daniel, Wilson Wm.

Yanen Matz.

Peoria Illinois, 1883-1884.

Ask Frank D.

Becker Adolph. Becker Philip, Boor Michael, Boyd Thomas H., Broennocke Phillip.

Cashin David W., Collins James B., Corcoran Martin J., Crawl Robert.

Degel Erdman, Devries Walter.

Eichhorn John P., Slger George H., Engelke Theodore, Erickson August.

Fitzpatrick Patrick B., Fortune Michael.

Giese Daniel, Gilmore Joseph C., Goldstein Louis J., Goller Frederick.

Hacker Rudolph, Hall Henry, Hall William H., Haller Jacob F., Hanahan John, Heller J. Frederick, Hetz Joseph, Hounihan John J., Humphries Henry, Hupe William.

Jaeckel Fred. H.

Kallburg N. P., Kaps Alvis F., Kennedy John, Kennedy William, Knoll August, Krueger August.

Leighton Andrew J., Leiten Julius, Leuthner Julius, Lindroth Albert L., Lucas Emil E., Lonn Henry, Lynch Patrick.

Mahoney Richard, Maibach Gottlieb, Malony William, Mannix Thomas, Marek Mathias, Marther Valentine, Martin James F.

McAvoy James, McAvoy John, McBeide William H., McCormick Charles, McEvoy John W., McGuire Daniel, McKenzie David, McMasters John C.

Meals Daniel B., Meinhard Meinhard S., Meyer Albert, Meyer Bernard H., Meyer Frank, Meyer Jacob, Miller Frank, Miller George C. C., Miller Louis, Missen William D., Mohr George.

Never Carl A.

O’Connor Thomas, O’Neill Joseph.

Ohlemiller John, Oltmanns Herman.

Peitseh Gustav A., Pohler Henry.

Radespiel Frederick, Reyer Edward, Richmond William.

Schell Julius, Schleigh John L., Schweinbold Adolph, Sharp Edward, Shaughnessy Thomas, Shirley Ephraim, Shoaff Henry A., Stocksieck Herman, Strickland Sol. F., Stringer Norman D., Sullivan Michael, Swanson Swan.

Tighe Thomas, Topping William H.

Virger Albert, Voelker Louis Jr.

Webber Emil, Weertz Gerd A., Wellbrock Clavs, Whalen James, Whalen William, Wheal Samuel, William John, Williams Mimke G., Wright Andrew.

Yaeger Frederick.

Note. The following will be a list of City Directories for look ups as there are to many names to put here. If you see a name of a city and in the year you believe your ancestor was there, let me know and I well look it up, and of course all my search’s are ( Free. )
My address can be found in my profile.

Other City Directories.


Des Moines-1897.


Boston-1800 & 1860.


Detroit-1887 & 1893-1894.


Kansas City Mo.-1859-1860.

St Louis Mo.-1821.

New York.

New York, New York-1859.



Rhode Island.

North Providence-1877.

South Carolina.





West Virginia.




Friday, November 21, 2008

The Bullock Name Through History.

Although the name of Bullock, is not that uncommon I found the information on some of the men and women interesting. Being a surname researcher it’s my job to give you as many leads as I can to help you find your ancestors, no matter if that lead is large or small. This information my help you over come that ( brick Wall), or you may learn something new about your ancestor you never know.

If you have any questions you can find my address in my profile or on many of the pages at this site. Be sure to read my notes on some of the information as they will help you as you read the information. Also note that the dates and names are not in alphabetical order so you may want to do a name search.

Note. The following information will come from the many departments of the library of congress.

FEBRUARY 10, 1873.

BILL, Granting a pension to James C. Bullock.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Interior be, and ho is hereby, authorized and directed to place upon the pension—roll, subject to the provisions and limitations of the pension-laws, the name of James C. Bullock, late a private in company E, One hundred and fifty-third Regiment of New York Volunteers, to take effect from and after the passage of this act.

Note. This Bill was in the House of Representatives Bill no. H. R. 3882, and had yet to be pass into law.

APRIL 17, 1858.

A BILL, For the relief of William Bullock.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Interior be, and he hereby is, directed to place the name of William Bullock upon the roll of invalid pensions, and that said Bullock be paid a pension at the rate of six dollars a month from the first clay of January, in the year one thousand eight hundred and fifty-four.

Note. This Bill was in the House of Representatives Bill no. H. R. 520, and had yet to be pass into law.

MARCH 30, 1860.

A BILL, For the relief of the heirs of Mary Bullock.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Interior be, and he is hereby, authorized and required to cause the name of Mary Bullock, late of Georgia, deceased, the widow of Daniel Bullock, a revolutionary soldier, on the revolutionary pension roll, at the rate of forty dollars per annum; and that the said pension be paid to her heirs from the fourth day of March, one thousand eight hundred and thirty-one, to the twenty-ninth day of May,
10 one thousand eight hundred and forty-five, the (lay of her death.

Note. This Bill was in the House of Representatives Bill no. H. R. 549, and had yet to be pass into law.

JANUARY 3, 1832.

A BILL, Granting pensions to Winthrop Davis, Simeon Bullock, Nelson Miller, James, Mitchell, Oliver May, Jonathan Pearce, and Joshua Crosby.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled That the Secretary of War be, and he is hereby, authorized and required to place the names of Winthrop Davis, Simeon Bullock, Nelson Miller, James Mitchell, Oliver May, Jonathan Pearce and Joshua Crosby, on the list of revolutionary pensioners; and to pay them, each, at the rate of eight dollars a month commencing on the first day of January, one thousand eight hundred and thirty.

Note. This Bill was in the House of Representatives Bill no. H. R. 194, and had yet to be pass into law.

1804, William Bellinger Bullock, of Georgia, was nominated to be Attorney for the United States in the district of Georgia.

1844, it was stated that William B. Bullock, of Georgia, was nominated to be collector of the customs for the district of Savannah, in the State of Georgia.

JUNE 9, 1797.
Stephen Bullock, from Massachusetts, appeared, produced his credentials, and took his seat in the House; the oath to support the constitution of the United States being first administered to him by Mr. Speaker, according to law.

DECEMBER 4, 1798.
Stephen Bullock, from New Jersey, appeared and took his seats in the House of Representatives.

December 31, 1860.
Edward I. Bullock, of Kentucky, was nominated for the appointment as attorney of the United States for that State.

Archibald Bullock, was ordered to immediately to repair to the said City of Philadelphia, and there to take his seat, as the Representatives of the Province of Georgia, in the General Congress now sitting.
Note. It was stated that Bullock was a sensible Man, and a Planter?

November 14th, 1808.
Archibald S. Bullock, of Georgia, Naval Officer for the port of Savannah.

Washington, December 11, 1831
Nathaniel Bullock to be Collector of the Customs for the district of Bristol and Warren, in the State of Rhode Island, from the 2d of January, 1832.

Joseph Bullock, be appointed managers of the United States lottery.
Note. He was appointed to his new post on June 16,

A petition of Israel Bullock, of the State of Rhode Island, praying to he be relieved from the payment of a bond given by him to the United States, on the twenty-eighth of February, one thousand eight hundred and three.

Washington, June 1, 1836.
First lieutenants.
Erasmus D. Bullock, of North Carolina.

February 20, 1838.
Second Regiment of Dragoons.
First Lieutenant Erasmus D. Bullock to be captain, 29th January, 1838.

TUESDAY, March 7, 1809.
Archibald S. Bullock, of Savannah, Georgia, to be Navy Agents, at his respective places of residence.


In 1806, Benjamin Bullock sold 300f. Of land in the Mississippi Territory on Second Creek.

In August, of 1805 Stephen Bullock bought 400f. Of land on the Bayou Pierre, in the Mississippi Territory.

Land claims in Louisiana.
Stephen Bullock sold to Thomas Hardesly, 400 arpents, Settlement.

Orleans Territory1811.
Stephen Bullock to John Perkins, in the county of Concordia, on the Mississippi, 677 acres, nature of claim requete.

1814 or1816?

James Bullock , claims 640 acres on the Bayou Mason, Parish of Cattahoula.
It was state that he may not get the land as it was found in the court of Cattahoula, that most of the claims at ( Mason ) was filed in fraud, it was found that three person filed many claims under different names and the witnesses used were questionable as they were used in many of these claims. The fraud came to light when a Mr. Mecom was murder over a dispute over some land. The court asks the registry not to record any claims on the ( Mason ) till all claimants names and witnesses could be looked over.


Five miles from the Miami river and above the Rapids.

Lewis Bullock, home of Ohio, N. E. quarter section 5, township 1, 161.08 acres at $2.45 at a total of $397.24. S. E. quarter section 5, township 1, 160 acres at $2.04 at a total of $326.40.

Claims Department.

Date of Certificate, April 29, 1794, No. 5428, John Bullock, Service Foragemaster, interest started Jan. 1, 1781, amount of certificate $54.34.

Rice Bullock, was a quartermaster in the 15th., Virginia the revolutionary war,July 16, 1777,superseded May 6, 1778.

Revolutionary War & War of 1812.

Note. I know some of you had Bullock’s ancestors in the Revolutionary War & War of 1812. And you would like to have some information them. I get this kind of information from the pension rolls of the United State and as it's so vast I could not list every State here, so this will be a look up. If you would like to look for a ancestor write to me, with his name and the State & County he died in and what State he serviced for. Below is a example of the kind of information you may receive.


Hawkins Bullock, county of Madison in the State of Georgia, rank private, allowance $73.88 per year, sums received $147.76, service South Carolina militia, placed on roll May 22, 1833, commencement of pension March 4, 1831, age 69.
Note. By the looks of the dates and his age he fright in the War of 1812.

Civil War.

Note. This information comes from the official recorders of the Union and Confederate Armies which is housed at the State University of Ohio.

Note. The following is 4. reports on Captain J. W. Bullock.

Numbers 9. Report of Colonel A. Schimmelfennig, Seventy-fourth Pennsylvania Infantry, commanding First Brigade, Third Division, Eleventh Army Corps.

Camp near Aquia Creek, Va., January 1, 1863.

Note. This report is on what happen in December of 1862,

8 a.m. on the 29th, to my post. Lost none; captured from the enemy 7 prisoners, partly with horses and arms; among them Captain J. W. Bullock, Fifth Virginia Cavalry (wounded).

Numbers 22. Report of Colonel T. L. Rosser, Fifth Virginia Cavalry.
JANUARY 3, 1863

GENERAL: In obedience to your orders, on the 24th ultimo, I detailed one squadron of 100 men (rank and file), under Captain John Eells, and ordered him to join the other details of the different regiments of your brigade, and proceeded in command of the whole in direction of Ely's Ford, on the Rapidan, without anything worthy of note occurring until your arrival near Chancellorsville. What occurred from this time until the time I left you to go to the valley was under your own observation and needs no comment from me; however, I will state that upon reaching the Telegraph road my advance guard, commanded by the gallant Captain Bullock, encountered a small party of the enemy, capturing several, their horses, &c., but the most of them being on fresh horses effected their escape.

Numbers 20. Report of Brigadier General Fitzhugh Lee, C. S. Army, commanding Cavalry Brigade.

Near Fredericksburg, Va., January 5, 1863.

Note. This report is on what happen in December of 1862.

December 27, 1862, Encamped that night near Chancellorsville. Marched from that point toward Dumfries, striking on the 27th the Telegraph road between Dumfries and Aquia, some 4 miles from former place, having passed just outside and on a parallel line to the enemy's line of pickets. My advance guard, of the Fifth, under the gallant J. W. Bullock, then encountered one of the enemy's patrols, capturing 2, the remainder escaping toward Dumfries, also this day my two rifle pieces, under Captain [James] Breathed, did excellent service also. In the skirmish 11 prisoners were captured by the Fifth Virginia, and it was there, too, the heroic Bullock fell, wounded in two places, and, it is feared, mortally.

Numbers 17. Report of Major General J. E. B. Stuart, C. S. Army, commanding expedition.*

February 15, 1864.

Note. This report is on what happen in December of 1862.

The advance guard from the Fifth Virginia Cavalry, under Captain [J. W.] Bullock, encountered a patrolling party of the enemy and captured 2, the remainder escaping toward Dumfries, then about December 30, Captain [J. W.] Bullock was killed.

In April, 1865, W. F. Bullock Jr. was a Captain, acting as Asst. Adjutant General.

Robert Bullock was a Colonel, and commanded the Sixth Florida.

In the Field, near Vining's Station, Ga., July 11, 1864.
Brigadier General E. M. McCOOK,
Commanding First Cavalry Division:

GENERAL: The major-general commanding directs that you take a sufficient force of your command, proceed to Dallas, and arrest the following-named men, bring them to these headquarters, and turn them over to the provost-marshal-general of the Department of the Cumberland, Aleck Bullock, who lives three miles west of Dallas.

Bullock Guards, Infantry. See Alabama Troops, Confederate, 18th Regiment.

The Eighteenth Alabama Regiment Infantry, commanded by Colonel E. C. Bullock.

Colonel E. C. Bullock; Nineteenth Regiment Alabama Volunteers.

Richmond, September 16, 1861.

The following companies will be organized into a regiment, under the name and style of the Eighteenth Alabama Regiment Provisional Army, E. C. Bullock, colonel, commanding; Captain Brady; Bullock Guards.
Note. Of course there were other regiments but they were left out so there would be less reading.

Numbers 17. Report of Colonel N. A. M. Dudley, Thirty-first Massachusetts Infantry, commanding Third Brigade, First Division, Nineteenth Army Corps, of action at Plains Store.

SIR: I have the honor to report that in compliance with General Orders, Numbers 1., dated headquarters United States forces, camp on Merritt's plantation, May 20, 1863, the following forces under my command left camp at 6 a.m. of the 21st: Third Brigade, First Division, consisting of Thirtieth Massachusetts Volunteers, Lieutenant Colonel W. W. Bullock.

List of person who put in representative recruits
District, Barrett: Sixth- George Bullock, July 30.

Note. If this was the 6th. Florida?, there were 3, Bullock’s, George H., K., and R.

List of officers serving at depots other than principal depots during the fiscal year ending June 30, 1865.

New Haven, Conn. Captain D. D. Bullock, assistant quartermaster, volunteers.

C. S. Cavalry, Louisville, Ky.:

SIR: In reply to your letter of the 16th instant I have to request that you will not make any further attempts to recruit in Kentucky at present. You will return to Nashville, Tenn., and take charge of the depot in that city. You will take with you to the same place Second Lieutenant Waller R. Bullock, C. S. infantry, and detail him for such service as may be deemed most advantageous.

Bullock's (John W.) Cavalry. See Virginia Troops, Confederate, 5th Regiment.
Bullock's (Robert) Infantry. See Florida Troops, 7th Regiment.

Numbers 29.
Report of Colonel George B. Hodge, C. S. Army, commanding Cavalry Brigade.
HEADQUARTERS CAVALRY BRIGADE, Muscle Shoals, October 11, 1863.

CAPTAIN: I submit the following report of the part taken by the brigade of cavalry which I command in the late campaign: Crossed the Tennessee River at Muscle Shoals on the 9th of October, one-third of my brigade had been destroyed. I have lost many of my best, gallant, and efficient officers. All behaved with a devoted gallantry which entitles them to the gratitude of their country. I am particularly indebted to my assistant adjutant-general, Captain Hope, who remained with me aiding me courageously and earnestly in forming and fighting the different lines of battle. I desire to return also my thanks to Lieutenant Waller Bullock.

Report of Colonel Robert Bullock, Seventh Florida Infantry.
HDQRS. SEVENTH REGIMENT FLORIDA VOLUNTEERS, Near Chattanooga, East Tenn., September 25, 1863.

CAPTAIN: I have the honor to report the following as the part taken by my regiment in the battle of Chickamauga, on the 19th and 20th instant.

Early on the morning of the 19th, my regiment was formed in line of battle on the north side of Chickamauga Creek, which line was at intervals advanced until the afternoon of the same day, when a charge was made upon a battery of the enemy stationed in a field in front of our line, from the destructive fire of which I was ordered to shelter my command behind the cover of woods immediately on my right, near which place my command bivouacked for the night in line of battle.

Early on the morning of the 20th, the line of battle was advanced as the enemy receded, until in the afternoon of the 20th the regiment was detached from the brigade with the First Regiment Florida Cavalry, and sent 1 1/2 mile back on the main road to intercept what was supposed to be a cavalry advance, from which place my command was moved in quick time to rejoin the brigade on the left of the hill in front of [the division] hospital, and then moved with the brigade upon a position of the enemy's in front and to the right, which resulted in the capture of about 150 prisoners, 1 stand of colors, and 12 Colt revolving rifles. Among the prisoners was Colonel Carlton and Lieutenant-Colonel McLaw [?], regiment not remembered.

The conduct of the officers and men of my command was in the highest degree satisfactory.

I am happy to report but few casualties in my command, nearly all of which occurred in the charge on the 19th, and of which a report has already been furnished.
I have the honor to be, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

Bullock's (William W.) Infantry. See Massachusetts Troops, 30th Regiment.

MAY 8, 1863.

SIR: I have the honor to submit the following report of the operations of my command in the battle of Chancellorsville on the 3rd instant:

I can but note the pride I feel in the gallant officers and men of my command. Amid a terrific front and flank fire, the right companies crossed the road, rushed forward, and gained the enemy's guns. The left companies, contesting every inch of ground, stubbornly fought and fell in the very presence of the enemy.
A number were captured, among them the gallant Lieutenant, [John T.] Bullock.

No. 343. Report of Lieutenant Colonel William S. Christian, Fifty-fifth Virginia Infantry.
MAY 17, [1863.]

Our loss during these battles was 120 killed and wounded.* Among the killed we have to mourn the loss of some of our most gallant officers and brave men, [J. E.] Bullock was wounded.

7th Infantry.-Lieutenant Jesse D. Bullock, died of wounds received June 25.

Civil War.

There were at lest if not more then 1017, Bullock's in the Civil War, So this too will be a lookup, when asking about a ancestor give full name and State. Below there will be two examples on the kind of information you may receive.

Example 1.


BULLOCK, THOMAS JR., Private, Co. E., 108th Illinois U. S Infantry.
Residence EUREKA, WOODFORD CO, IL., Age 31, Height 5' 9 ½, Hair BROWN, Eyes BLUE, Complexion FAIR, Marital Status MARRIED, Occupation FARMER, Nativity of WOODFORD CO, IL., Joined AUG 14, 1862, at EUREKA, IL., for 3., years, Muster In AUG 28, 1862, at PEORIA, IL., Remarks DISCHARGED FOR PROMOTION AUG 22, 1863.

Example 2.


Bullock William M., Private, 8th. Mo. Infantry, Co. E., Enlisted Aug. 7, 1862, at Eleven Points Mills Mo., Final disposition not found of record. Last appears Feb. 29, 1864, as sick in Hosp. at Horsebead, Ark., since Nov. 20, 1863.

Many Wars of Missouri.

This is for those of you who had or have Bullock ancestors in Missouri.
This is a lookup only, the Wars cover will be: Civil War, Mexican War, Spanish-American War, Iowa War and World War I.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

The Many Names Of Applegate.

I pick the name of Applegate, be cause I like the sound of it, and found some the information interesting, those of you who are looking into the name will find this page interesting and helpful. Be sure to read my notes, as they will help you understand what’s going on. Although there may not be a lot of information on these names, it's my job as a surnames researcher to give you as many leads as I can to help you find your ancestor, and give you new ideas on where to look for more information, that you may not have thought of before.

Note. If you don’t see a ancestor here, or have a question you can write to me and I will help all I can, all my searchers are ( Free. ) You can find my address in my profile or on one of the many pages at this site.

Note. This information comes from the many Departments of the Library of Congress.

Northern Part of the Western Land District of Missouri, South of the Old Indian Boundary Line.

Here is a address that will show you a map made about ( 1836? ) on it, it show the name of Applegate many times. Although there are no first names the map may be helpful in that it will let you know where some of their land was located.

In 1813, James Applegate of Ohio, was made Captain of the 27th, regiment of infantry, on May 20, 1813.

In 1854, Charles B. Applegate, had been inspector of the revenue for the port of New Albany, in the State of Indiana, but was removed and was now being nominate again.

In 1863, Joseph W. Applegate, of Indiana, was given a appointment, as assistant surgeon in the Volunteer service of the United States.

In 1866, Daniel W. Applegate, of the First Oregon Volunteers, to be second lieutenant, February 23, 1866

In 1870, Elisha L. Applegate, of Oregon, had been surveyor-general of the United States for the State of Oregon. But his term now over was being nominated again, and was re-nominated in September 30, 1850.

In 1874, E. F. Applegate, was nominated postmaster at Freehold, in the county of Monmouth and State of New Jersey.


Report of the opinions of the recorder of land titles for the territory of Missouri, 1818.

Richard Applegate, 640 acres at Joachim in the county of St. Charles, Mo., had possession and cultivated from 1801-1806, 640 acres granted.

Grants extended by the act of Congress of March 3, 1813.

Commissioners No. 910 for 100 arpens or 640 acres to Thomas Applegate in Joachim county of St. Charles, Mo.

Civil War.

Note. This information comes from the official recorders of the Union and Confederate Armies which is housed at the State University of Ohio.

List of persons who put in representative recruits, and names of recruits.


District Name of Name of recruit Date of principal enlistment.
Fourth Younglove, William Hills, George Applegate July 18, 1864.

In 1865, First Lieutenant Harvey Applegate, was being held in the guard-house in Shreveport, with other men for attempting to escape.

Feb. 21, 1865, First Oregon Infantry therein named (now Applegate's) will, when mustered into the service of the United States, repair to Fort Vancouver.

Feb. 26, 1863, from a repot: Apost near the Klamath Lakes, Oreg.

Jess Applegate, esq., writes me that the best position for the post will be on the western bank of the Klamath River, as near to where it empties into the Lower Klamath Lake as a suitable site can be had. This would be about seventy miles eastsoutheast from Jacksonville.

In 1863 & 64, Captain E. R. Applegate, was a acting ordnance officer for the Eleventh Missouri Volunteers.

November 5, 1864.
Captain E. R. Applegate, ordnance officer, will unload his train of ammunition at California, reserving 100,000 rounds in wagons, and as soon as he can procure cars he will load his ammunition and proceed to Jefferson City, thence, if transportation can be obtained, to Saint Louis. On his arrival at Saint Louis he will report to Major-General Smith, commanding Right Wing, Sixteenth Army Corps, for orders. The guard accompanying the train will remain and proceed with the ammunition by railroad. The quartermaster's department will please furnish the necessary transportation.

November 11, 1864.
Colonel L. Blanden, commanding Ninety-fifth Illinois, stated I have never seen any command so much demoralized as the Sixteenth Army Corps. The officers are much in fault, being absent from their men, with some honorable exceptions. The ordnance officer, Captain E. R. Applegate he had the ammunition of the Sixteenth Army Corps placed low down on the levee contrary to the advice of the railroad agent, who informed him the river war rising, and a large quantity was submerged. Before a boat came he went off; left it in the water, where it now is.

July 6, 1863, John Applegate was acknowledge for his valuable services in a battle in the Gettysburg campainy.

Revolutionary War & War of 1812.

Note. I know some of you had Applegate’s ancestors in the Revolutionary War & War of 1812. And you would like to have some information them. I get this kind of information from the pension rolls of the United State and as it's so vast I could not list every State here, so this will be a look up. If you would like to look for a ancestor write to me, with his name and the State & County he died in and what State he serviced for. Below is a example of the kind of information you may receive.


Statement showing the names, rank, &c. of Invalid Pensioners residing in the State of Kentucky.

James Applegate, of the State of Kentucky, in the county of Greenup, Sergeant, of the lst. reg’t. U. S levies, yearly pay $72, sums received $431.29, was placed on the roll Nov, 11, 1826, Commencement was on Sept. 8,1826. Remarks: April 25, 1808, From Virginia Sept. 4, 1827.

Civil War.

There were at lest if not more then 456, Applegate’s in the Civil War
So this to will be a lookup, when asking about a ancestor give full name and State.
Below there will be two examples on the kind of information you may receive.

Example 1.


APPLEGATE, BENJAMIN B, Private, Co. D., 18th, ILL. U. S. INF. CON., Residence MARION, BROWN CO, IL., Age 22, Height 5' 7 ¼, Hair LIGHT, Eyes BLUE, Complexion LIGHT, Marital Status N/A, Occupation FARMER, Joined MAR 6, 1865, at QUINCY, IL., Joined for a Period of 1., YR., Remarks DESERTED SEP 11, 1865 AT LITTLE ROCK ARK.

Example 2.


Applegate, Lewis M., Confederate.
At the beginning of the war he lead what is known as the Applegates raid afterwards joined General Price with his command, was made Major on General Price staff.

Many Wars of Missouri.

This information is for those who had or have Applegate’s ancestors in Missouri.
This is a lookup only the Wars cover will be: Civil War, Mexican War, Spanish-American War, Iowa War and World War I.

Notice to all Applegate researchers.

This space will be for those who asked for help of me but I couldn’t.
I will placed notices here so you Applegate’s may be able to help each other.

Good Luck and good hunting to you all.

Carroll D. Applegate.
June 1887-1972.

My Great-grandpa was Carroll D. Applegate. He was born in Canton, Illinois Fulton County is what I was told. He lived in Peoria, Illinois for years and then was taken to Texas by his daughter Emma Viola Tower. Grandpa Carroll was born June 10th 1887, and passed away in Texas Oct. 2 1972, I cannot find out who his parents were at all. Whether he had brothers or sisters I don’t know. In searching for him I found his headstone in Peoria, so I know that these dates are correct. He was married to Alta Letticia Gale and had 6 children and he was married to a women named Anna R. and her year of birth was 1879, and passed 1959, and I know he was married to a women named Jennie E. and her year 1891 to 1967.I do not know these women's last names. I have their headstones too. Grandpa was buried beside his 1st wife, Grandpa's daughter Emma Viola was married many times and she was married to my dads father Lincoln B. Johnson. If you come across any info on this Applegate family could you please let me know. I would greatly appreciate it.

Janie S. Johnson Wrhel.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

The Name Of Shortridge.

Being a surname researcher and as this site is all about surnames I thought it was time to do some surnames on a one to one bases. Most of my pages are full of names and not of just one family. So I have decided to make up a few pages of just one family name. I will pick some names I think are a little uncommon, although what I think is uncommon may not be all that uncommon. Like the name of ( Blue ) which I just finished, here I thought was a uncommon name only to find out it wasn’t all that uncommon and ended up with a page with over 500 hundred names.

This page will be on the name of ( Shortridge ) I know it’s not all that uncommon but as I have a very good friend with this name I thought it would be a nice to surprise him. So my good friend this page is for you. And for those of you who have ancestors with this name I hope the page will help you in your hunt for your ancestors.

Important note about the Revolutionary War.

I know that many of you Shortridge’s had ancestors in the Rev. War, and I would like to help you find then. The information would come from the pension roll of the time. But as these records are so vast I need your help in finding them.

If you are looking for an ancestor from the Rev. War, and would like for me to take a look I will need his Full Name, State and County, if you know it. Now this is very important I need the State he died in. You may ask why the State he died in ( Ohio ) when he served in Missouri?, Will the State he was living at the time of his death is were his pension would have been sent. A lot of people make this mistake, they looked in the State he served for only to find out they should have been looking in the State he dies in.

If you would like a look up, or have any questions feel free to write to me all searchers are (FREE).

Richard Shortridge, New Hampshire, Captain of the 2nd. Hew Hampshire, from May 23, to December 1775; Captain of the 8th., Continental Infantry, from January 1, 1776; was killed on July 8, 1776 at Gwynn’s Island.

War Department, December 16th 1814.

First Rifle Regiment.
2d Lt. John Shortridge, of Kentucky, to be 1st Lieut. 11th May, 1814.

War Department, Confederate States of America.
Richmond, December 13, 1864.

Assistant quartermasters--captains.
S. A. Shortridge, of Mississippi, to rank from June 15, 1864.

List of officers belonging to the continental army, who died in the service, or who were killed in action, previous to the 28th May, 1778, and to whose widows or orphans seven years’ half-pay was granted, taken from the returns of the respective States, on file in the War Office of the United States.

States-------------- Names------------------ Rank--- When killed---- Amount paid.
New Hampshire. Benjamin Shortridge. Captain. July 8, 1776. $1,680.

Register of the Army 1813.
Rifle Regiment.
Second Lieutenant, John Shortridge commissioned Nov. 3, 1812.

Here is a site that may help you find a ancester.

Find A Grave.

There are 239 Shortridge’s There.

Here is a site that have thousands of Shortridge names.

Shortridge of the Civil War.

Shortridge, A.S. or Anderson S. Shortrige, Confederate, Sergeant, Co. G., Cavalry 10th. Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Diamond's).
Enlisted in March 28, 1863.

Shortridge, Andrew, Union, Private, Co. H., 14th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry.
No info.

Shortridge, B.F.,Jr. 2nd. Lieutenant, Co. G., Confederate, Cavalry 10th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Diamond's).

Shortridge, Benjamin F. Confederate, Corporal, Co. F., Infantry 21st Battalion, Virginia Infantry.
No info.

Shortridge, Boon H., Union, Private, Co. I., 189th Regiment, Ohio Infantry.
No info.

Shortridge, Boone H., Union,Private, Co. ?, 186th Regiment, Ohio Infantry.

Shortridge, Eli Union, Private, Co. K., 128th Regiment, Indiana Infantry.
No info.

Shortridge, Eli Union,Private, Co. G., 51st Regiment, Indiana Infantry.
No info.

Shortridge, Eli Confederate, Private, Co. D., 8th Regiment, Alabama Infantry.
No info.

Shortridge, Elijah, Confederate, Sergeant, Co. G., Cavalry 10th Regiment, Kentucky. Cavalry (Diamond's).
Enlisted March 28, 1863.

Shortridge, Elijah, Confederate Private, Co. F., 21st Battalion, Virginia Infantry.
No info.

Shortridge, Flavius C., Confederate, Private, Co. ?, Cavalry 1st Northeast Regiment, Missouri Cavalry.
Name of Unit:Porter's Missouri, Died a prisoner of war, Alton, Ill. Buried in North Alton Conederate cemetery. "List showing Headstone markers" Offical.

Shortridge, Frank F., Confederate, Private & 2nd. Lieutenant, Co. B., Cavalry 2nd Regiment, Alabama Cavalry.
No info.

Shortridge, Franklin Forester, Confederate, Private & 2nd. Lieutenant, Co. B., Cavalry 2nd Regiment, Alabama Cavalry.
No info.

Shortridge, G.O.or George D. Shortridge, Confederate, Captain, Co. I., 1st Regiment, Alabama Reserves (62nd Regiment Infantry).
No Info.

Shortridge, George, Confederate Private, Co. G., 3rd Regiment, Florida Infantry.
Mustered in July 1861, Detail Perryvlie Ky.

Shortridge, George D., Confederate, Captain, Co. I., 1st Regiment, Alabama Reserves (62nd Regiment Infantry).
No info.

Shortridge, George W., Union, Private, Co. E., 67th Regiment, Indiana Infantry.
No info.

Shortridge, George W., Union, Sergeant, Co., D., 68th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry
(Enrolled Militia).
No info.

Shortridge, Ireneus, Union, Corporal & Private, Co. L. B., Cavalry 7th Regiment, Indiana Cavalry.
No info.

Shortridge, Irenus, Union, Private, Co. B., 63rd Regiment, Indiana Infantry.
No info.

Shortridge, Irenus, Union, Private, Co. B., 63rd Regiment, Indiana Infantry.
No info.

Shortridge, Irenus S. or Ireneus Shortridge, Union, Corporal & Private, Co. L. B., 7th Regiment, Indiana Cavalry.
No Info.

Shortridge, J. B., Confederate, Private & Corporal, Co. H. I., Cavalry Bourland's Regiment, Texas Cavalry (Border Regiment).
No info.

Shortridge, J. H., Confederate, Private, Co. H., 13th Regiment, Texas Volunteers.
No info.

Shortridge, J.M., Confederate, Private, Co. C., 6th Regiment, Arkansas Infantry.
Enl 3 Jun 1861 at Little Rock, AR in the Dallas Rifles. Disch 4 Jun 1862.

Shortridge, James P., Confederate, Captain, Co. A., 1st Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, Louisiana Militia.
No info.

Shortridge, James W., Confederate, Private, Co. D., 5th Regiment, Florida Infantry.
No info.

Shortridge, Jefferson, Union, Private, Co. H., 14th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry.
No info.

Shortridge, Jefferson, Union, Private, Co. D., 39th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry.
No info.

Shortridge, John, Confederate, Private, Co. ?, 8th Regiment, North Carolina Senior Reserves.
No info

Shortridge, John, Union, Private, Co.K, 5th Regiment, West Virginia Infantry.
No info.

Shortridge, John D., Confederate, Private, Co.D, Infantry 23rd Regiment, North Carolina Infantry.
No info.

Shortridge, John H., Confederate, Private & Sergeant, Co. D., 6th Regiment, Texas Infantry.
No info.

Shortridge, John R., Union, Private, Co. G., Infantry 30th Regiment, Illinois Infantry.
Residence KEITHSBURG, MERCER CO, IL., age 18., Height 5'11", Hair Light, Eyes Blue, Complexion light, was a farmer, Nativity of HENRY CO, IN., Joined March 23, 1864, at ALEDO, IL., for 3., years,

Shortridge, Joseph or Edward Shortridge, Union, Private, Co. H. A., 14th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry.
No Info.

Shortridge, Lemuel, Union, Chaplain, Co. F&S., 130th Regiment, Indiana Infantry.
No Info

Shortridge, Lewis, Union, Private, Co. B., 1st Regiment, Oregon Infantry.

Shortridge, Louis B., Union, Private, Co. ?, 1st Regiment, Washington Infantry.
No info.

Shortridge, Milford M. Union Infantry 144th Regiment, Illinois Infantry (1 year, 1864-65)

Shortridge, Milford M., Union, Private, Co. K., 144th Ill., infantry.
Residence BETHALTO, MADISON CO, IL.,age 33, Nativity of HENRY CO, KY., Height 5' 10" Hair Dark, Eyes Blue Complexion Datk, is mattird and a mason, Joined Oct. 4, 1864, at ALTON, IL., for 1., year., Mustered in OCT 18, 1864, ALTON, IL., Mustered out JUL 14, 1865, at SPRINGFIELD, IL.
Note. there was another Milford M. Shortridge, who was a Private in Co. K., 2nd Regiment, US Cavalry (Regular Army).

Shortridge, R.S. or Robert S. Shortdrige, Confederate, Sergeant, Co. I., Cavalry 10th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Diamond's).
Enl: 7/1/63.

Shortridge, Robert, Confederate, Private, Co. F., Infantry 21st Battalion, Virginia Infantry.
No Info.

Shortridge, Robert C., Confederate, Private, Co. H., 43rd Regiment, Alabama Infantry.
age 14,Paroled at Appomattox C.H.

Shortridge, S. A., Captain and A.Q.M., Co. ?, General and Staff Officers, Non-Regimental Enlisted Men, CSA.
No info.

Shortridge, S. M., Capt. & A.Q.M., Co.?, General and Staff Officers, Non-Regimental Enlisted Men, CSA.
No info.

Shortridge, Samuel M., Union, Q.M. Sgt.& Sergeant, 48th Regiment, Iowa Infantry (100 days, 1864).
No info.

Shortridge, Sanford, Union, Private, Co. F., 13th Regiment, Kansas Infantry.
Home Mt. Pleasant, inlisted in Aug. 21, '62. mustered in Sep. 20, '62, mustered out with reg. June 26, '65.

Shortridge, Thomas R., Confederate, Private, Co. E., 5th Regiment, Kentucky Mounted Infantry.
No info.

Shortridge, William B., Coeporal & Sergeant, Co.A., Union, 40th Regiment, Indiana Infantry.
No info.

Shortridge, William C., Union, Sergeant, Co. J. K., 10th Regiment, Indiana Infantry (3 months, 1861).
No info.

Shortridge, William C., Union, R.Gr.Master, Co. F&S, 79th Regiment, Indiana Infantry.
No info.

Shortridge, William C., Union, 1st. Sergeant & 2nd. Sergeant, Co. I.,113th Regiment, Illinois Infantry.
Residence IROQUOIS CO, IL., age 29, Nativity of IN., Height 5' 5" and three quarter, Hair Beown, Eyes Blue, Complexion fair, married and farmer, Joined AUG 7, 1862, at IROQUOIS CO, IL., for 3., years, Mustered in OCT 1, 1862, at CHICAGO, IL.,

Shortridge, William H., Union, Privste, Co. C., 8th Regiment, Kansas Infantry.

Inlisted in Oct. 14, '62, Mustered in Oct. 14, '62, Mustered out on det. roll Nashville, Tenn., June 11, 1865.

Shortridge Miscellaneous of the Civil War.

Confederate Pensions.

Shortridge, John D. wife Shortridge, Eliza J.
County Limestone, Pension #11543.


Civil War.

SHORTRIDGE, WILLIAM E., 2nd. Lieutenant, Co. I., 113th., ILL. U. S. infantry.
Residence IROQUOIS CO, IL., Age 29, Height 5' 5 ¾, Hair BROWN, Eyes BLUE, Complexion FAIR, Marital Status MARRIED, Occupation FARMER, inlisted for 3., years, Muster In JAN 23, 1864, at MEMPHIS, TN., Muster Out JUN 20, 1865., at MEMPHIS, TN.


Civil War.

Oldham, Samuel Shortridge, 6th Missouri Volunteers Infantry, Co. A., C. S. A.
Enlisted in 1862, Wounded in battle of Corinth Miss., 1863, he was chosen Sergeant. He transferred to Trans-Miss. Dept. reported to General J. O. Shelby.

Shortridge, Albert, Private
No other info.

Shortridge, F. C., Private, Name of Unit: Porter's Missouri, C. S. A.
Prisoner of war camp. Buried in the Alton Confederate cemetery.

Shortridge, H. W.
No info.

SHORTRIDGE, ROBERT L., Private, Co. L., Union, 62nd Regiment E.M.M., Enrolled Missouri Militia. Enlisted April 30, 1864, Macon Mo., Mustered in Oct. 13, 1864, at Macon Mo., Mustered out Nov. 23, 1864, service 43 days.

RICHMOND, April 26, 1863.
James P. Shortridge.
Part of a report.
Many citizens are also confined in different forts and other places as political prisoners whose names it is difficult to ascertain in full, and it is merely by chance we learn of their fate as for instance in the case of James P. Shortridge who has been arrested by order of General Butler and is still in custody.
Note. No other info could be found on him.

Peninsular campaign, Battle of Seven Pines.
Eli Shortridge, Corporal, 8th., regiment infantry, Alabama.
His name was placed on the Roll of Honor, August of 1864, and his name was to be read to all regiments at first dress-parade.

Spanish-American War.


Shortridge, John T., 3rd Regiment Missouri Volunteer Infantry.
Mustered out April 27, 1898, Kansas City Mo.

World War I., Army.


Residence: 1113 PARIS AVE HANNIBAL, MO., Inducted at: JEFF BARRACKS on 8/16/1917., Place of birth: KEOKUK, VA., Age or date of birth: 18 2/3YRS., served in AMBULANCE CO 367 317 SAN TN TO DISCHARGE. Served overseas 6/19/1918 To 2/24/1919.

World War I, Navy.


Shortridge, Paul Pearson, Rank Midshipman.

Born Jan. 19, 1896, at Gainseville, Texas. Home, 4153 Hyde Park Ave. Kansas City Mo. Enlisted May 15, 1913, resigned June 11, 1921. Promotions were: Ensign 3-30-1917, Lieutenant ( jg. ) temporary 7-1-1917, Lieutenant ( Jg. ) permanent 3-30-1920, Duty San Diego 4-7-1917 to 7-28-1918, Temporary duty receiving ship New York, New York 7-26-1918 to 8-30-1918, Temporary duty receiving ship Phila. Pa., in connection with draft of enlisted men thence to H. M. S. Cumberlaand, for passage abroad upon arrival to duty on the Reid 0-30-1918 to 2-3-1919.

Shortridge, Richard Bland, Rank Gunner USNRF.

Born Nov. 30, 1897, at La Plata Mo., Home 908 Post St. San Francisco, Cal., Enlisted 9-23-1919, at Mo., Appointments were: Gunner (T.) USN 2-20-1919, Resigned USN, 9-22-1919, Gunner Prov. USNRF inactive 9-23-1919.