Saturday, June 21, 2014

Joseph Beals, Massachusetts.

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Joseph Beals.

Birth: September 2, 1832.
Death: June 10, 1900.

Wife: Martha A. Rogers.
Married October 28, 1853.

Children: Julia E.,b., May 7, 1870; Eleanor L., b., August 16, 1871; Joseph D., b., June 13, 1875.

Burial: Coshen Center Cemetery, Coshen, Hampshire County, Massachusetts.

First Massachusetts Cavalry, Co. F.

Beals, Joseph. Conway. M. Aug. 8, 1862. On detached ser. as baker under Dr. J. L. Panerass, Nov. 1, 1863. Exp. Nov. 7, 1864. Residence, Goshen, Mass.

Friday, June 20, 2014

George E. Woodbury, Massachusetts.

First Mass. Cavalry.
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George E. Woodbury.

Birth: 1842.
Death: Nov. 15, 1904.

Father: Malachi Woodbury, ( 1800-1858 ).
Mother: Lucy Whitcomb Woodbury, ( 1802-1855 ).

Brothers and sister: Francis M., Henry A., Lucy E., Amory Woodbury.

Wife: Catharine Smith Woodbury.
Married on March 9, 1864.

Children: Non recorded.

He was a Dentist.

Burial: Village Cemetery, Easton, Bristol County, Massachusetts.

First Massachusetts Cavalry Co. F.

U. S. Signal Corp.
WOODBURY, GEORGE E. Corp. Age 28. Boston. Mustered in Nov. 1, 1861. Orderly in September, 1862, under Gen. H. B. Sargent. Wounded in abdomen Nov. 29, 1863, Prker's Store. Reenlisted December 20, 1863. In all engagements of Company till transferred to U.  S. Signal Corps, Apr., 1864. Residence, Brockton, Mass.

United States Signal Corps.

WOODBURY, GEORGE E. . . 204 Main St., Brockton, Mass., Transferred from Co. F, 1st Mass. Cav., April, 1864; Bolton, Mass.; Army of  Potomac; discharged, July 1, 1865.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Adoniram J. Cole, Michigan.

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Tenth Cavalry.
Adoniram Judson Cole.

Birth: Nov. 18, 1837, Rives Junction, Jackson County, Michigan.
Death: Dec. 28, 1922, Greenville, Montcalm County, Michigan.

Burial: Forest Home Cemetery Greenville Montcalm County Michigan

A.J. Cole was born in Jackson county, this state, son of Horace Cole and wife, the former of whom had come to Michigan from Onondaga county, New York, at an early day in the settlement of Jackson neighborhood and had there established his home, becoming in his day a fairly prominent resident of that community, and there grew to manhood, learning the carpenter trade which he has followed all the active years of his life.

When the Civil War broke out A. J. Cole enlisted in Company K. Sixteenth regiment. Michigan volunteer Infantry, and served in that regiment until he was   wounded in battle in 1862. after which he was honorably discharged t )r disability. Returning home, he presently recovered from the effect of his wound and re-enlisted, in 1863, in the Tenth Michigan Cavalry, with which he served until the close of the war, being attached to the Army of the West.

Some little time after A. J. Cole's return from the army, and while engaged in the carpenter business at Jackson, he met Miranda E. Palmer. of Onondaga county. New York, who was visiting kinsfolk in Jackson. and, their marriage shortly followed. To this union two children were born, both sons, Fred J.,  and Leon, who died in infancy.

When the first-born of these sons was about one year old, in 1876, his parents moved from Jackson to Greenville and there have made their home since, long having been regarded as among the most highly-respected residents of that place. Mr. Cole followed his trade as a carpenter and builder at Greenville for about thirty-five years and has but lately retired from the active pursuits of life.

Michigan State Records.

Sixteenth Infantry.

Adoniram J. Cole, Ionia County.  Enlisted in Company B., Sixteenth Infantry as Corporal, August 3, 1861, at Ionia, for 3 years, age 22.  Mustered in September 7, 1861.  Wounded in action at Gaine's Mill, Virginia, June 27, 1862.  Discharged for disability at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, January 27, 1863.

Tenth Cavalry.

Adoniram J. Cole, Leslie.  Enlisted in Company K., Tenth Cavalry, as First Sergeant, September 29, 1863, at Ionis for 3 years, age 25.  Mustered in October 14, 1863.  Commissioned Second Lieutenant, December 30, 1863.  Mustered October 14, 1863.  Mustered out at Memphis, Tennessee, November 11, 1865. 

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Charles T. Hurd, Illinois.

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HURD, CHARLES T. : Merchant; born in Peoria. November 16, 1840 : son of Thomas and Sarah D. (Hall ) Hurd. His father was a native of New York, born May 25, 1810, and his mother at Stephentown, New York, February 20. 1813. Both the paternal and maternal ancestors were residents of New York and New England.  Thomas J. Hurd, who came to Peoria in the early thirties, was a carpenter by trade, but was engaged in the mercantile business in Peoria for several years previous to 1817. At the latter date he resumed carpentering and helped to build up the new city. Among some of the contracts that he filled was that for the old Peoria House.

In 1850 he sent a ship-load of lumber to San Francisco via Cape Horn, taking a shorter route himself via the Isthmus. He engaged extensively in contracting and building in San Francisco, but died in 1851. Mrs. Hurd was the daughter of' Judge Hall, of Rensselaer County. New York, coming to Peoria in 1837. After receiving a common-school education in Peoria. Charles T. Hurd went to Massachusetts and attended school at Lanesboro for two years, but afterward lived in Boston, where he held a position as cashier in a dry-goods store for one year. Returning to Peoria in 1861, he organized a wholesale paper house, associating with him .Asa Mayo and T. E. C. Wheeler.

In August 1862, at the age 21, he enlisted in Company A, Seventy-seventh Illinois Volunteer Infantry. He took part in the battles at Vicksburg and Arkansas Post, but was afterwards transferred to the Signal Service Corps, a branch of the regular army, where he served as Sergeant till the close of the war.  After the surrender of Vicksburg he took part in the Red River Campaign and about Mobile. He was mustered out of service July 4, 1865, and returning to Peoria engaged in mercantile pursuits.

In 1869 he became a partner in the firm of Kingman & Company, agricultural implement dealers, where he remained three years. Subsequently he engaged in the manufacture of buttons from vegetable ivory, but discontinued in 1881 on account of the influence of tariff reduction on the business. Since then he has been a commercial traveler and is now manager of the Peoria Trading Association, a combination of Peoria merchants for advertising purposes. Mr. Hurd is an Independent Republican. He and his family are members of the Presbyterian Church.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Abel Babcock, New Jersey.

Abel Babcock.

Birth: June 13, 1789, Mariboro, Massachusetts.
Death: Juene24, 1879, Williamstown, New Jersey.

Wife's: First wife Harriet or Harriot Maria Arnold, married December 7, 1820, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, sold her. Second wife  Lydia Baldwin Babcock, ( May 29, 1816-May 19, 1885 ), married May 21, 1838, Boston, Massachusetts.

Children. Kate Babcock Townsend ( 1843-1910 ), Richmond, Harrison, Mary J., and Cornealia Babcock.

Able Babcock was in the War of 1812, as a private in Captain Wentworth Knight's company, Massachusetts, Militia.  Enlisted September 18, 1814, discharged November 29, 1814.

Burial: Williamstown Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Williamstown, Gloucester County New Jersey..

Abel Babcock Military Pension file.
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Authors note. re-research names and dates before stating as fact.