Friday, February 21, 2014

Isaac Churchill, War of 1812.

Isaac Churchill,

Birth 1788, Massachusetts
Death: August 17 or 25, 1870, age 80 years Northfield, Washington County, Vermont.
Burial Unknown.

Wife, Arvilla or Arville, Lathon or Lathom Churchill.
Died, October 16, 1900.

Married January 25, 1849, Northfield, Vermont.

Their residence from 1813-1900, Northfield, Washington County, Vermont.

Children, non recorded.

Corporal, Captain N. S. Clark's Company 6th. United States Infantry. Enlisted March 27, 1813, discharged March 27, 1818.

In the battles of Lundy's Lane and Plattsburg; wounded in the shoulder.


Thursday, February 20, 2014

Garrett C. Bergen, War of 1812.

Garrett C. Bergen.

Private, Captain David Adam's Company, 8th., Kentucky Militia.
Enlisted August 17, 1812.
Discharged December31, 1812,
Residence Franklin, Johnson County, Indiana, 1850 to 1855, again in 1871.
Sold first wife Mary Santa.
Second wife Ellenar ( Ryker ) Bergen.
Married November 25, 1856, Franklin, Johnson County, Indiana.
He died September 22, 1872, Johnson County, Indiana.
Age 80 years 3 Months and 5 Days.
Burial Green lawn Cemetery, Franklin, Johnson County, Indiana.

Authors note: Sold his wife is no error at that time one could sell one's wife.  It cost to much for the poorer man to get a divorce.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Chicago Police Chief Michael Brennan & Patrolman James Brennan..

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This is a picture of Michael Brennan, as Police Clerk, of the Chicago police department in 1887.
He would be appointed Police Chief six years later on September 11, 1893 through 1895.
I believe this is a picture of Patrolman James Brennan who is some time mistaken for Michael Brennan.
The top picture came from the History of the Chicago Police Department, published in 1887.
The bottom picture was taken from the History of the Chicago Pensioners Ass'n published in 1916.
I have their information from these two works, what I'm looking for is more personal information, like who's the wife and children and so on. 
If you have any information on them I would like to hear about it, so I can post it here. 

Revolutionary Pensioner Roll of 1840.

When researching the revolutionary war you can find many records.  Some of these records are military, pension and state and  county records. 

For this post I will be talking about the pension rolls, there are many kinds of pension rolls, some are put out by the state, county and some towns put some together.  The best pension rolls are the one put out by the United State Government, in 1835, it was put together from different government departments. Covering the years of 1828, 1832, 1833, 1834 and 1835, these rolls cover the Revolutionary War through the War of 1812.  Its known as the United States Pension Rolls, and are in three volumes.

Its important when researching a revolutionary ancestor to look at as many pension rolls as you can.  There are many persons within the same state with the same name, some may have died or just moved, they may be found in one state then found in another state years later.

I was researching pension rolls for surnames, those of you who been to my site many times known this site was built upon the surname and of course other historical events, but the main theme is the surname.  The pension roll I found was that of the sixth census of 1840.  Now what's different about this roll is that not only does it give you the State but the county and town, age and the person they are living with.

As you know there thousand of names on these lists and no way possible for me to list them all, so I will only list a few states.  After looking over this list if you find it helpful and would like a search for a ancestor you may request one.

When requesting a search give the title of the post ( Revolutionary Pensioner Roll of 1840.), and not of the web site.  My E. Mail address can be found in my profile.

This is for the author only so the list can be found again when needed.
A census of pensioners for Revolutionary or Military Services.

Sixth census of pensioners of January 1, 1840. 
State of Maine.
York County, Waterborough
Jonathan Knight, Age 72, living with Simeon C. Knight.
York County, South Berwick.
Timothy Berdens, Age 76, living with John Brooks.
Peace Peirce, Age 69, living with Samuel Peirce.
York County, Sanford.
Hepribeth Jacobs, Age 85, living with Theodore Jacobs.
York County, Saco.
Stephen Googins, Age 86, living with Alexander Googins.
John Grace, Age 79, living with Moses Grace.
State of New Hampshire.

Rockingham County, North Hampton.
Heprebath Marston, Age 76, living with Daniel Marston.

Rockingham County, Hampstead.
Daniel Little, Age 90, living with Tristram Little.

 Rockingham County, Londonderry.
David Crowell, Age 82, living with Peter Crowell.

 Rockingham County, Derry.
John Burnham, Age 90, Living with George Burnham.

State of Massachusetts.

Barnstable County, Harwich.
Ebenezer Eldredge, Age ?, living with Jacob Eldredge.

Barnstable County, Orleans.
Hezekiah Rogers, Age 89, living with Yates Rogers.
Richard Rogers, Age 82, living with Alvan Rogers.

Barnstable County, Sandwich.
Thankful Packard, Age 81, living with Benjamin Packard..

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Pennsylvania Navy Brig. Convention.

The Brigantine Convention had 6 guns and a crew of 20.

The following list of names was taken from the muster roll of the Convention.

1. Captain, John Rice, December 1, 1776; absent.
2. First Lieutenant, John Thompson, October 1, 1776.
3. Gunner, James Broughton, October 1, 1776.
4. Clerk, Thomas Stapleton, August 26, 1776.
5. Mate, Thomas Todd, October 1, 1776.
6. Boatswain, Anderson Westwood, September 1, 1776.
7. Carpenter, John Egan, October 1, 1776; absent January 3, 1777.
8. Marine, John Love, October 1, 1776; in work house.
9. Marine, John Offerty, October 1, 1776.
10. Marine, Joseph Taylor, October 1, 1776.
11. Marine, Samuel Peck, October 1, 1776; on duty December 31, 1776.
12. Marine, Daniel Scantling, October 1, 1776; December 25, 1776, sick.
13. Marine, John Hynton, October 1, 1776; November 11, 1776, sick.
14. Marine, Nicholas Rivetly, October 1, 1776; absent December 31, 1776.
15. Marine,Christopher Miller, October 1, 1776.
16. Cook, John Bermingham, October 1, 1776; absent December 31, 1776.
17. Drummer, Peter Nicholas, October 1, 1776.

Men who's rank was not stated.
18. Mathew Dullman, October 1, 1776; free December 31, 1776.
19. Lawrence Knipper, November 5, 1776;  free December 3, 1776.
20. Edward McDermott, September 1, 1776.
21. John Edwards, September 1, 1776; October 22, 1776, taken away by his master.
22. Daniel Jones, October 1, 1776; died October 24, 1776.
23. Benjamin Wood, October 1, 1776; died died October 13, 1776.
24. Andrew Joyce, October 1, 1776; ran away November 18, 1776.
25. William, Gainer, October 1, 1776; ran away November 18, 1776.
26. Jacob Shaffer, October 1, 1776.
27. Thomas McFatrich, October 1, 1776; died November 19, 1776.
28. Stephen Nayny, October 1, 1776; October 3, 1776, taken away by his master.
29.James Gibb, November 2, 1776; died November 8, 1776.

Monday, February 17, 2014

Thomas Schultz, Flogged, 1920.

We were unprepared for the following information which comes from Michigan. There has been an investigation of the cruelties said to be perpetrated on the prisoners at the State Reformatory at Lansing, resulting in the usual exoneration. From the Detroit News, we quote part of the testimony before the investigating committee. "Harry L. Hurlburt, warden of the prison, explained to the committee how the flogging apparatus is worked. The man to be flogged is blindfolded, handcuffed and shackled at the ankles. Then he is stretched out on a long ladder which is made to fit snugly over a barrel. His hands and ankles are fastened to the ladder.

"The prisoner is blindfolded, the warden said, so he will not see who is flogging him. His back is bared and a piece of stout linen cloth placed over the bare spot. The instrument used in the padding is a heavy strap about four inches in width, punched with small holes about an inch apart, and fastened to a handle. The strap is soaked in water, according to the warden, till it becomes pliable.

"Dr. Robert McGregor, prison physician, holds the pulse of the man being flogged and gives the signal for the flogger to stop.

No. 1.,  ” Thomas Schultz. Boy of 21 years old, seven months after being sent from the insane asylum was given 181 lashes and kept in the dungeon during period of the floggings for nine days, and fed on bread and water.

Sent to Jackson Prison March 12, 1918, for larceny two to five years.

May 15. 1920- Sent to Ionia State Hospital for the criminally insane.

Aug. 12, 1920. Returned by order of Dr. McGregor, prison doctor, as cured.

Nov. 3, 1 920. Three months later, assaulted a guard. For this and a few minor offenses, none of them serious, he was sentenced to receive 181 lashes.

Nov. 4 he received 40 lashes; Nov. 5 he received 35 lashes; Nov. 6 he received 26 lashes; Nov. 9 he received 40 lashes; Nov. 13 he received 49 lashes. Total 181.

He was kept in the dungeon during this time and for nine days was fed on bread and water.

On Nov. 30 he was returned to Ionia Insane Asylum and is still there.

Union & Confederate Soldiers of the Rebellion.

Union Soldiers.

Jesse Hughes, Corporal, 1St., Pennsylvania Cavalry, Co. F., Age 25, Farmer.  Wounded in battle for possession of Weldon Railroad, August 23, 1864.  Died August 27, 1864.

John Welch, 61St., New York Infantry, Age 22.  Wounded during the battle of the Wilderness, Virginia.  Wound in left shoulder, recovered.  Not found on roster.

Lawrence Turner, Private, Co. A., 5th., Pennsylvania Cavalry, Age 30.  Wounded June 15, 1864, at battle of Petersburg; wounded by a conical ball below  shoulder.  Died July 14, 1864 of exhaustion.

David Smith Private, 6th., Pennsylvania Cavalry, Co. E., Age 29.  Wounded June 12, 1864, at Trevillian Station, conical ball, left arm.  Died August 8, 1864.

John Farlow, Private, Co. C., 28th., Pennsylvania infantry, Age 49; was home on furlougd when attacked with erysipelas, entered the hospital March 29, 1864 and died June 3, 1864.

Lewis Duball, Private, Co. K., 12th., Maine, Age 21.  Wounded on October 19, 1864, wounded in left arm; recovered.

Riverius H. Trask, Private, Co. H., 114th., New York, infantry, Age 23.  Wounded in the head in battle of Winchester, Virginia, September 19, 1864.  Recovered.

Herman L. Page, Corporal, Co. K., 1St., Massachusetts Artillery, Age 20, wounded at Petersburg, June 17, 1864; wounded by a minie ballot the head.  Died at 4 A. M., July 7, 1864.

William H. Burger, Sergeant, Co. K., 47th., Pennsylvania infantry, wounded in the head by a piece of shell at Cedar Creek, Virginia, October 19, 1864, died on the tenth week.

George Guptill, Private, Co. K., 29th., Maine, Age 24, wounded; lost left eye, in battle at Cedar Creek, Virginia, October 19, 1864, recovered.

Isaac Etchell, Private, CO. D., 72nd., Pennsylvania infantry, wounded in left side of the chest, by a round ball, at Antietam, September 17, 1862, out come unknown.

John Burk, Private, Co. I., 23rd., Maine, diarrhea, of five weeks, cured.

Clark E. Bates, Lieutenant, Co. I., 2nd., Rhode Island, infantry, wounded by a musket bullet to the right thigh, diarrhea set in died July 18, 1863.

William Moss, Private, Co. F., 122nd., New York, infantry, Diarrhea and Typhoid fever, deserted from hospital September 30, 1863.

Horace O. Hill, Private, Co. I., 27th., Connecticut, infantry, Chronic diarrhea, recovered.

Henry M. Pierce, Private, Co. K., 25th., Maine, infantry, sick at Chantilly, Virginia, March 23, 1863 with "Fever", died May 11, 1863.

George W. Stearnes, Corporal, Co. I., 9th., New Hampshire, infantry, mustered in August 15, 1862, got diarrhea was in a number of hospitals.  Died at 5 A. M., on December 24, 1862.

George Hayes, Private, Co. B., 12th., United States  infantry, Age 25; was sent to the guard-house at Russell barracks, Washington D. C., May10, 1866, get diarrhea and died August 28, 1866.

Julius Zinke, Private, Co. G., 98th., Pennsylvania infantry, Age 54, was mustered in March 5, 1861, to service 3 years.  This was a re-enlistment, got sick with diarrhea, heart trouble, and other illness, died May 9, 1864.

Moses Haseltine, Private, Co. C., 12th., Massachusetts Infantry, wounded in chest at Antietam.  Buried Antietam National Cemetery, Grave 133, Lot C., Section 17.

Confederate Soldiers.   
Sterling Sanders, Private, Co. K., 21St., Mississippi, wounded at the battle of Antietam, September 17, 1862, wounded by a minie ball to the right of the chest, recovered.
James D. Bishop, Private, 1St., Mississippi, Age 22, Gun shot wound in the right of the abdomen, at Antietam, September 17, 1862, recovered.
J. G. Martin, Private, Co. K., 19th., Virginia, Age 22, wounded at South Mountain, September 14, 1862, by a conical ball.  Out come unknown.
J. P. Breedlove, Lieutenant, Co. B., 4rh., Alabama, Age 23, wounded at Gettysburg, July 3, 1863.  Out come unknown.
Alex. Day, Private, Lee Battery, Brayton's Artillery, Age 23, wounded at Winchester, September 19, 1854, by a conoidal ball to the right side of the abdomen, January 5, 1865, sent to Fort McHenry for exchange. Out come unknown.
G. W. Smith, Private, Co. K., 8th., Alabama, Age 18, wounded in abdomen at Gettysburg, July 2, 1863.  Out come unknown.
Houston Quinn, Private, Co. C., 11th., Mississippi, Age 22, was wounded at Second Bull Run, August 30, 1862, wounded through the hip, discharged October8, 1862, with ball still in him.
W. B. Brown, Corporal, Co. F., 24th., Alabama, wounded at Chickamauga, September 19, 1863, by a conoidal ball, through the abdomen, sent to the rear, October 331, 1863.  Out come unknown.
James T. Dowdy, Private, 28th., Virginia, Age 23, wounded at Gettysburg, July 3, 1863, by a conoidal musket ball.  His real name was Sergeant Albert Dowdy, Co. G., 28th., Virginia, and was wounded at Chester Station a fortnight before the battle of Gettysburg.

Ambrose Blackburn, Lieutenant, Co. F., 1St., Arkansas Cavalry, Gordon's Regiment, Age 22.  Wounded at Pine Bluff, October 25, 1863.  Out come unknown.

Richard Sauls, Private, Co. E., 51St., Georgia, wounded at Gettysburg, July 3, 1863.  Died of exhaustion August 27, 1863.

William W. Smith, Sergeant, Co. G., Texas, Age 25, wounded at Gettysburg, July 2, 1863, wounded by a conidal ball to the abdomen.  Recovered and paroled on November 12, 1863.

F. C. Hume, Lieutenant, Aide to General Gary, wounded near Deep Bottom, July 27, 1864.  Wounded by a conoidal ball, was to recover.

Lewis E. Tickle, Private, Jackson's Virginia, Artillery, Age 22, wounded in right arm, at Tenallytown, July 13, 1864.  Died August 4, , 1864, of exhaustion.

S. B. Davis, Corporal, 8th., Tennessee Cavalry; shot by a sentinel April 12, 1864, at Fort Delaware, died within a few hours.

John D. Murphy, prisoner of war, wounded while attempting to escape the guard.  Sent to the post hospital at Cairo, on June 30, 1864.  Later sent to the military prison, July 21, 1864.

B. Vincens, Sergeant, Co. C., 6th., Georgia, wounded September29, 1864, in the abdomen, at Fort Harrison.  Transferred, October 25, 1864, out come unknown.