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Paddock, John Sylvester
Enlisted 25 Aug 1865 at Johnstown, NY, age 20 as
Private, Co. A, 153rd NY Infantry
Mustered in 25 Aug 1865
Mustered out 2 Oct 1865 at Savannah, GA

Filed for Invalid pension 23 [Sept]? [????] from NY
Application #1015623, Certificate #762242
Widow (Jane Paddock) filed for pension [?] [?] [19??] from NY
Application #859945, Certificate #623970

1850 census: Amsterdam, Montgomery Co., NY
1860 census: Bleeker, Fulton Co., NY
1870 census: Mayfield, Fulton Co., NY
1880 census: Mayfield, Fulton Co., NY
1890 Special schedule census: Hope, Hamilton Co., NY; PO Northville
1892 State census: Arietta, Hamilton Co., NY

Born: abt. 1847 in NY [age varies widely in censuses]
Father: John W. Paddock
Mother: Huldah Calkins
Married: January 1870
Spouse: Jane Dutcher
Died: 6 Dec 1906
Buried: Prospect Hill Cemetery, in Soldier's plot; Gloversville, Fulton Co., NY
Additional: 4 children, possibly only 2 survived to adulthood

Paddock, Stephen S.
[Service record as Padd, Stephen S.]
Enlisted 15 Aug 1864 at Schenectady, NY, age 18 as
Private, Co. H, 46th NY Infantry
Mustered in 15 Aug 1864
Mustered out 3 June 1865 at Delaney House, Washington, DC

Filed for Invalid pension 4 [?] 1895
Application #54492, Certificate #716782
Widow (Frances C. Paddock) filed for pension 18 May [1915]? From NY
Application #1047330

1850 census: Amsterdam, Montgomery Co., NY
1860 census: Bleeker, Fulton Co., NY
1869-1870 Child's Gazetteer; Mayfield, Teamster
1875 State Census: Fulton Co., NY
1880 census: Mayfield, Fulton Co., NY
1890 Special schedule census: Benson, Hamilton Co., NY (Gunshot wounds to head and ankle)
1900 census: Caroga, Fulton Co., NY
1900 census: (Frances) Milton, Saratoga Co., NY
1910 census: Caroga, Fulton Co., NY
1910 census: (Frances) Stillwater, Saratoga Co., NY
1920 census: (Frances, widow) Wilton, Saratoga Co., NY
1930 census: (Frances, widow) Saratoga Springs, Saratoga Co., NY

Born: September 1850 NY
Father: John W. Paddock
Mother: Huldah Calkins
Married: 1st
Spouse: Unknown
Married: 2nd, 20 October 1874 in Mayfield, Fulton Co., NY
Spouse: Frances C. Burgham (1858 - 1942) buried Maplewood Cem., Saratoga Springs, Saratoga Co., NY
They divorced
Married: 3rd, 1896
Spouse: Louise Bradshaw (1842-1914)
Died: 20 March 1915
Buried: Caroga, Fulton Co., NY [Note: listed in the following cemeteries - Five Point Cemetery, AKA Caroga Lake Cemetery; Wheelerville Cemetery; and North Brush Cemetery]
Occupation: Laborer, Farmer
Additional: 1 child

Payne, Charles
[Service as Paine]
Enlisted 1 Sept 1864 at Plattsburgh, NY, age 21 as
Private, Co. G, 5th NY Veteran Infantry
Mustered in 1 Sept 1864
Mustered out 31 May 1865 at Alexandria, VA

Filed for Invalid pension 13 May 1885
Application #540316, Certificate #653478
Widow (Wealthy J. Payne) filed for pension [22]? July 1913 from NY
Application #1011700, Certificate #827245

1860 census: Indian Lake, Hamilton Co., NY
1870 census: Indian Lake, Hamilton Co., NY
1880 census: Indian Lake, Hamilton Co., NY
1890 Special schedule census: Indian Lake, Hamilton Co., NY
1900 census: Indian Lake, Hamilton Co., NY
1910 census: Indian Lake, Hamilton Co., NY
1920 census: (Widow) Indian Lake, Hamilton Co., NY

Born: June 1843 in Oxfordshire, England
Father: Samuel Payne
Mother: Marge
Immigrated: 1845 or 1851
Married: 1st, between 1860-1870
Spouse: Sybil (1825 - 1890) Buried Cedar River Cemetery, Indian Lake, Hamilton Co., NY
Married: 2nd, 1894
Spouse: Wealthy J. Stanton (1842 - 1928) Buried Long Lake Cemetery, Hamilton Co., NY
Died: est. 1913
Buried: Indian Lake Cemetery, Hamilton Co., NY
Occupation: Farmer

Palmateer, Charles
Enlisted 24 Sept 1861 at Galway, NY, age 19 as
Private, Co. C, 77th NY Infantry
Mustered in 24 Sept 1861
Wounded 6 May 1864 at Wilderness, VA
POW 19 Oct 1864 at Cedar Creek, VA
(Taken to Salisbury, NC and held 4 months - from obituary)
Escaped 14 Feb 1864 from Salisbury, NC
(Escaped with others and returned to Union Army at Knoxville, Tenn. - from Obituary)
Mustered out 13 Dec 1864 at Albany, NY

Filed for Invalid pension 2 April 1870
Application #154409, Certificate #300595
Widow (Leah Palmateer) filed for pension 26 Feb 1907 from NY
Application#864353, Certificate #628580
Remarks: XC2677779

1850 census: Amsterdam, Montgomery Co., NY
1860 census: Galway, Saratoga Co., NY
1870 census: Benson, Hamilton Co., NY
1880 census: Benson, Hamilton Co., NY
1890 Special Schedule census: PO Northville; Bullet wounds in arm, badly crippled
1900 census: Northampton, Fulton Co., NY

Born: 25 July 1841 in NY 
Father: Nicholas Palmateer
Mother: Sarah Douglas
Married: 18 March 1867
Spouse: Leah M. Coward (1850-1943)
Died: 28 Jan 1907 of Bright's Disease
Occupation: Farmer
Additional: 6 children
Additional: Member of Matherson Post, No. 322 G.A.R. (from obituary)
Additional: See Obituary on this site and Bio including photo in CW uniform

Palmer, Ransom J.
[Middle initial "P" on 1860 census, "I" on pension application card]
Enlisted 31 Dec 1863 at Long Lake, NY, age 27 as
Private, Co. F, 2nd NY Heavy Artillery
Mustered in 11 Jan 1864
Wounded 31 May 1864 at Cold Harbor, VA
Discharged for disability 6 Feb 1865 from DeCamp General Hospital, David's Island, NY Harbor, NY

Additional from bio on this site: "When war broke out between the North and South, Mr. Palmer enlisted for preservation of the Union in Company F, second New York Heavy Artillery, and suffered a severe wound in the arm at Cold Harbor, which after twelve years of suffering necessitated amputation. He came to Minnesota shortly after his discharge, the exact date being October 24, 1865, and with the exception of about three and a half years' residence in Rochester, made his home in the Viola township. ...For twelve years after his discharge from the army, Mr. Palmer received a pension of $64 per year, and after his operation on April 4, 1877, when his troublesome arm was amputated, this was increased gradually until it now amounts to $55 per month. ...He is a member of the G.A.R. at Rochester."

Filed for Invalid pension 15 March 1865
Application #63440, Certificate #42537

1850 census: Elizabethtown, Essex Co., NY
1860 census: Long Lake, Hamilton Co., NY
1870 census: Viola, Olmsted Co., Minnesota
1880 census: Viola, Olmsted Co., Minnesota
1890 Special Schedule census: Viola, Olmsted Co., Minnesota; Left arm off near shoulder
1910 census: Viola, Olmsted Co., Minnesota
1920 census: Viola, Olmsted Co., Minnesota

Born: 21 Aug 1836 in Elizabethtown, Essex Co., NY
Father: Ezekiel Palmer
Mother: Harriet Kellogg
Married: 6 Nov 1859 
Spouse: Mary Jane Shaw (1835 - 1923) Buried Oak Hill Cemetery, Viola, Olmsted Co., Minnesota
Died: 22 July 1923 Viola, Olmsted Co., Minnesota
Buried: Oak Hill Cemetery, Viola, Olmsted Co., Minnesota; sec. 1423
Occupation: Farmer
Additional: 2 children
Removed to Olmsted County, Minnesota 1865
See bio on this site

Parker, Calvin S. "Capt."
No record found
Came to Long Lake from Massachusetts in March 1858

Born: 1815
Spouse: Permelia
Died: 24 Jan. 1912
Buried: Long Lake Cemetery, Hamilton Co., NY; G.A.R. marker

Parker, David Shotwell
Enlisted 19 Oct 1861 at New York City, NY, age 27 as
Private, Co. I, 61st NY Infantry
Mustered in 6 Nov 1861
Transferred 12 Sept 1862 from Co. I to Co. F
Wounded 2 July 1863 at Gettysburg, PA 
(From Bio: amputation of part of left leg)
Discharged for disability 15 March 1864 at New York, NY
From Bio: residence at enlistment Fabius, Onondaga Co., NY

Filed for Invalid pension 19 Oct 1864
Application #53443, Certificate #34841

From Hamilton County Queries Board: "He is listed on his discharge paper as living in Hamilton County"

1850 census: Cazenovia, Madison Co., NY

Born: 6 June 1834 in Elba, Genesee Co., NY
Father: Orange Parker 
Mother: Unknown Allen
[Note: he is living with Orange & Phebe Parker in 1850, but is not listed in birth order with other children]
Married: Jan 1865
Spouse: Mary Burns, Barns, or Barnes 
Died: 8 April 1919
Burial: Bellingham, Washington
Additional: See bio on this site

Parker, Richard T.
Enlisted 2 Mar 1865 at Plattsburgh, NY, age 19 as
Private, Co. F, 192nd NY Infantry
Mustered in 28 Mar 1865
Mustered out 28 Aug 1865 at Cumberland, MD

Filed for Invalid pension 18 Mar 1886
Application #566492, Certificate #454833
Widow (Diana S. Parker) filed for pension 15 Dec 1914 from NY
Application #1038522, Certificate #796710

1850 census: Long Lake, Hamilton Co., NY
1860 census: Newcomb, Essex Co., NY
1870 census: [Possibly] Putnam, Washington Co., NY
1880 census: Minerva, Essex Co., NY
1890 Special schedule census: Long Lake, Hamilton Co., NY
1900 census: Long Lake, Hamilton Co., NY
1910 census: Long Lake, Hamilton Co., NY
1920 census: (Widow) Long Lake, Hamilton Co., NY

Born: March 1849 in [Probably: Long Lake, Hamilton Co.] NY
Father: Zenas Parker
Mother: Rachel
Married: 1873 
Spouse: Diana S. Lewis (1847-1925)
Died: 1914
Buried: Long Lake Cemetery, Hamilton County, NY
Occupation: Farmer, Guide
Additional: 6 children [History of Hamilton County, pg. 811 says that 4 of their children died of Diphtheria between 26 Sept and 11 Oct 1889] 


Parks, Ezekiel E.
Enlisted 12 Aug 1862 at Kingsbury, NY, age 18 as
Private, Co. B, 123rd NY Infantry
Mustered in 4 Sept 1862
Discharged for disability 21 Apr 1863 at Camp Williams, Stafford Court House, VA

Filed for Invalid pension 18 Nov 1866
Application #118688, Certificate #108998

1850 census: Horicon, Warren Co., NY
1860 census: Horicon, Warren Co., NY
1870 census: Benson, Hamilton Co., NY
1880 census: Benson, Hamilton Co., NY
1890 Special schedule census: Benson, Hamilton Co., NY (Rheumatism - crippled hip so he can't walk)
1892 State census: Benson, Hamilton Co., NY
1900 census: Northampton, Fulton Co., NY
1910 census: Northampton, Fulton Co., NY

Born: 3 May 1845 in Horicon, Warren Co., NY
Father: Alanson Parks
Mother: Lydia M. Handy
Married: 1868
Spouse: Huldah (b. 1843) he was her 2nd husband, she married 1st, Mr. King
Occupation: Farmer
Children: a daughter, and an adopted son

Parks, Philetus
Enlisted 8 September 1864, age 30 as
Private, Co. C, 142nd NY Infantry
Mustered in 8 Sept 1864
Wounded at Fair Oaks, VA
Killed 27 October 1864 at Darbytown Railroad, VA

Widow (Sarah J. Parks) filed for pension22 Dec 1864
Application #76646, Certificate #50909
Mother (Lydia Parkes) filed for pension 20 Oct 1882
Application #297694

1850 census: Horicon, Warren Co., NY
1860 census: Horicon, Warren Co., NY
1870 census: (Parents) Horicon,Warren Co., NY
1880 census: (Mother) Benson, Hamilton Co., NY
1892 State census: (Mother) Benson, Hamilton Co., NY

Born: 27 Feb 1835 in Chester, Warren Co., NY
Father: Alanson Parks
Mother: Lydia Handy
Married: est. 1858
Spouse: Sarah Jane
Died: 27 October 1864 Darbytown Railroad, VA
Buried: Near Chapins Farm
Occupation: Farm laborer
Additional: at least 1 child

Parmenter, John
Enlisted 28 Aug 1862 at Benson, NY, age 26 as
Private, Battery D, 4th NY Heavy Artillery
Mustered in 28 Aug 1862
Mustered out 3 June 1865 at Alexandria, VA

Filed for Invalid pension 20 Aug 1888 from Dakota
Application #670326, Certificate #482403
Widow (Harriet Parmenter) filed for pension 25 Jan 1905 from South Dakota
Application #828755, Certificate #602764

1850 census: Hope, Hamilton Co., NY
1860 census: Benson, Hamilton Co, NY
1870 census: Benson, Hamilton Co, NY
1880 census: Benson, Hamilton Co, NY
1890 Special Schedule census: Zell, Faulk Co., South Dakota; PO Athol, Spink Co., SD; General debility, rheumatism, and heart disease
1900 census: Berea School Township, Faulk, SD
1910 census: (Widow) Pioneer Twp., Faulk Co., SD

Born: Dec 1835 in NY
Father: Estes Parmenter
Mother: Eliza 
Married: abt. 1883 
Spouse: Harriet E.
Died: bet. 1900 - 1904 in [Probably] SD

Parslow, Abraham
[Parslow, Abram R.L.]
Enlisted 28 Aug 1862 at Pale Pleasant, NY, age 21 as
Private, Battery E, 4th NY Heavy Artillery
Mustered in 3 Sept 1862
Missing 25 Aug 1864 at Reams' Station, VA
Returned 20 Dec 1864 (place not stated)
Mustered out 3 June 1865 at Alexandria, VA

Additional: mentioned in History of Hamilton County as having been held prisoner on Belle Island.
Additional: See Hamilton County Civil War discharges
Physical description (from discharge): age 21 years, 5 ft. 9 in., light complexion, blue eyes, dark hair

Filed for Invalid pension 16 May 1882
Application #363305, Certificate #280730

1850 census: Lake Pleasant, Hamilton Co., NY
1860 census: Lake Pleasant, Hamilton Co., NY
1870 census: Lake Pleasant, Hamilton Co., NY
1880 census: Lake Pleasant, Hamilton Co., NY
1890 Special schedule census: Wells, Hamilton Co., NY
1900 census: Wells, Hamilton Co., NY
1910 census: Wells, Hamilton Co., NY

Born: 9 Aug 1842 in NY
Father: John Parslow
Mother: Mahala Abrams
Married: Between 1870 - 1880
Spouse: Abby Nichols
Died: 2 Mar 1913
Buried: Fish Mountain Cemetery, Lake Pleasant, Hamilton Co., NY
Occupation: Farmer

Paul, Azariah
Enlisted 9 Aug 1862 at Wells, NY, age 18 as
Private, Co. K, 115th NY Infantry
Mustered in 9 Aug 1862
POW 15 Sept 1862 at Harper's Ferry, VA
Paroled 16 Sept 1862 at Harper's Ferry, VA
Died of disease 21 June 1863 at Hilton Head, SC (died of fever)

From History of Hamilton County (Pg. 78) mentions that Azariah was one of the twelve signed for service by Francis H. Francisco. And on (Pg. 81) "The echoes that resounded within the Adirondack valleys told of the deaths of Azariah Paul of Wells at Hilton Head, S.C. on June 21, 1863,,,"

1850 census: Wells, Hamilton Co., NY
1860 census: Lake Pleasant, Hamilton Co., NY

Born: 1845 in NY
Father: Wilbur Paul
Mother: Charlotte Carpenter
Died: 21 June 1863 at Hilton Head, SC
Buried: National Cemetery, Beaufort, SC; Section 11, Grave 946; Comment: Febris Typhoides
Stone: Wells Cemetery, Hamilton Co., NY (no date - 1863)

Pauly, John C.
[Pauley, Pawley]
Enlisted 1 February 1862 at age 25 as
Private Co. D, 97th NY Infantry
Mustered in 12 February 1862
Discharged for disability 7 July 1862 at Alexandria, VA

From: The History of Fulton County...:
"In 1861 he enlisted in Company D, Ninety-Seventh New York Volunteers, and was honorably discharged in 1862. He was in the battles of Front Royal and Bull Run, and was wounded while doing picket duty. He is a member of the G. A. R., Bunel Post No. 503, Salisbury Center."

Filed for Invalid pension 14 April 1879
Application #279524, Certificate #174281
Widow (Rosetta Pauly) filed for pension 26 May 1899 from NY
Application #699169, Certificate #495439

1883 Fulton County Pension List (online at Fulton Co. Rootsweb site):
Pauly, John C., Stratford, cause for pension: Ulcer right leg, $8 from Sept 1880

1860 census: Salisbury, Herkimer Co., NY
1870 census: Arietta, Hamilton Co., NY
1880 census: Arietta, Hamilton Co., NY
1890 Special Schedule census: Stratford, Fulton Co., NY; Fever sore 25 yrs right leg

Born: 12 February 1836 in Darmstadt, Germany
Father: John Pauly
Mother: [died when John C. was an infant]
Immigrated: abt. 1852
Married: 1856
Spouse: Rosetta Youngs
Died: Est. 1899
Occupation: Farming, lumbering, kept a hotel at Stratford for one year (1887)
Served: As Highway Commissioner in Hamilton County and Constable
Religion: Methodist
Additional: 2 sons, Charles and Harry

Pease, Henry W.

Alias James H. Pease
Enlisted 5 April 1865 at Plattsburgh, NY, age 18 as
Private, Co. C, 5th NY Cavalry
Mustered in 5 Apr 1865
Mustered out 19 July 1865 at Winchester, VA

Filed for Invalid pension 16 Sept 1882 from NY
Application #460080, Certificate #772837
Widow (Fidelia Pease) filed for pension 6 June 1900 from NY
Application #721355, Certificate #524041
Remarks: XC2671944

1890 census: Wells, Hamilton Co., NY; PO Griffin (Weakness in hips, knees and feet by typhoid fever)
1892 State census: Wells, Hamilton Co., NY
1900 census: (Widow) Long Lake, Hamilton Co., NY
1910 census: (Widow) Long Lake, Hamilton Co., NY

Born: abt. 1847 NY
Married: before 1877
Spouse: Fidelia "Delia"
Died: 15 May 1900
Buried: Cedar River Cemetery, Indian Lake, Hamilton Co., NY
Additional: 1 child

Peck, Charles H.
Enlisted 21 Aug 1862 at Wells, NY, age 30 as
Private, Battery D, 4th NY Heavy Artillery
Mustered in 21 Aug 1862
Wounded (in service - HOHC)
Discharged for disability 20 March 1864 at Fort Ethan Allen, VA

Additional: History of Hamilton County says that he was paid a town (Wells) bounty of $50 on 26 May 1863

1850 census: Wells, Hamilton Co., NY
1860 census: Wells, Hamilton Co., NY
1870 census: (Wife & children) Mayfield, Fulton Co., NY
1880 census: (Wife & children) Mayfield, Fulton Co., NY

Born: abt. 1832 in NY
Father: Richard Peck
Mother: Lavinia Kasson
Married: est. 1859
Spouse: Susan Ann Manderville (buried Prospect Hill Cemetery, Northville, Fulton Co., NY)
Additional: 5 children

Peck, Walter B.
Enlisted 7 Aug 1861 as
Corporal, Co. G, 7th WI Infantry
Mustered in 17 Aug 1861
Promoted Sergeant (no date stated)
Promoted 1st Lieutenant 5 July 1864
Promoted Captain 22 Oct 1864
Wounded 6 Feb 1865 at Hatcher's Run, VA
Mustered out 3 July 1865
Residence at enlistment: Grand Rapids, Wood Co., WI

From History of Hamilton County (pg. 78) "Walter B. Peck was to hold the highest rank of all Wells soldiers, however, being the captain of Co. G, 7th Wisconsin Infantry."

1883 Hamilton County Pension List: Wells (cause - gunshot wound left hip and pelvis)

1850 census: Wells, Hamilton Co., NY
1870 census: Wells, Hamilton Co., NY
1880 census: Wells, Hamilton Co., NY

Born: abt. 1834 in NY
Father: Richard Peck
Mother: Lavinia Kasson
Married: est. 1866
Spouse: Lura L. Cowles
Buried: (Stone) Wells Cemetery, Hamilton Co., NY (no dates)
Occupation: Farmer, Teamster
Additional: at least 1 child

Peck, William B.

Enlisted 10 Dec 1863 at Wellstown, NY, age 39 as
Private, Co. G, 93rd NY Infantry
Mustered in 10 Dec 1861
Transferred 15 Dec 1863 from Co. D to Co. G
Promoted Corporal 15 Dec 1863
Killed in action 7 May 1864 at Wilderness, VA

From History of Hamilton County (Pg. 84) "At Wells, they visited the young widow of William B. peck and talked in hushed tones of his death on the Battlefield of the Wilderness."

Widow (Frances M. Peck) filed for pension 9 Feb 1865
Application #82392, Certificate #52650

1883 Hamilton County Pension List: Wells; Frances M. peck, widow

1850 census: Arietta, Hamilton Co., NY
1860 census: Lake Pleasant, Hamilton Co., NY
1870 census: (Widow) Wells, Hamilton Co., NY
1880 census: (Wells, Hamilton Co., NY

Born: 1823 in NY
Father: Possibly William B. Peck (Brother of Richard)
Married: est. 1849
Spouse: Frances M. (1828-1890)
Died: 7 May 1864 at Wilderness, VA
Buried: Wells Cemetery, Hamilton Co. NY
Occupation: Lumbering, County Clerk
Additional: left a widow and at least 8 children ages 2 - 14

Pelcher, Nelson
Alias Nelson Wright
[Service record as Nelson Wright]
Enlisted 23 Aug 1864 at age 18 
Co. H, 177th OH Infantry
Mustered in 30 Sept 1864
Mustered out 24 June 1865 at Greensboro, NC

Filed for Invalid pension 9 Jan 1892 from NY
Application #1083706, Certificate #978425
Widow (Rachel Pelcher) filed for pension 26 May 1904 from NY
Application #807353, Certificate #539317
Remarks: XC2675762

1850 census: Lake Pleasant, Hamilton Co., NY
1880 census: Wells, Hamilton Co., NY
1890 Special schedule census: Wells, Hamilton Co., NY
1892 State census: Wells, Hamilton Co., NY
1900 census: Wells, Hamilton Co., NY
1905 State census: (Widow) Wells, Hamilton Co., NY
1920 census: (Widow) Wells, Hamilton Co., NY

Born: 28 Sept 1846 NY
Father: John Pelcher
Mother: Lovica or Louisa J.
Married: est. 1871
Spouse: Rachel B. (1855-1939)
Died: 16 April 1904
Buried: Wells Cemetery, Hamilton Co., NY
Occupation: Lumberman, Farmer
Additional: 3 children

Perry, Arunah
[Service record as Arunach; also borne as Perry, Runny]
Enlisted 7 May 1861 at Corinth, NY, age 22 as
Private, Co. G, 30th NY Infantry
Mustered in 1 June 1861
Mustered out 18 June 1863 at Albany, NY

Mentioned in History of Hamilton County as a soldier from Hope

Filed for Invalid Pension 20 July 1863
Application #29081, Certificate #137553
Widow (Hannah E. Perry) filed for pension 28 June 188[0]?
Application #271832

1850 census: Probably Day, Saratoga Co., NY
1860 census: Probably Day, Saratoga Co., NY
Note: The family of John & Lois Perry in this town have a child of Arunah's age who was born in Saratoga Co., NY. However, the spelling of the name appears to be "Aruna" in 1850, "Asrina" in 1855, and "Anma" in 1860.
1870 census: Hope, Hamilton Co., NY
1880 census: (Widow and children) Wells, Hamilton Co., NY

Born: abt. 1839 NY
Parents: Probably John and Lois S. Perry
Married: est. 1867
Spouse: Hannah E.
Died: est. 1880
Buried: Northville Cemetery, Fulton Co., NY
Occupation: Laborer
Additional: 2 children

Persons, Henry W.

Enlisted 11 Aug 1862 at Queensbury, NY, age 31 as
Private, Co. A, 118th NY Infantry
Mustered in 29 Aug 1862
Killed in action 16 May 1864 at Drewry's Bluff, VA

1850 census: Indian Lake, Hamilton Co., NY
1860 census: Minerva, Essex Co., NY
1880 census: (Widow) Minerva, Essex Co., NY

Born: abt. 1831 in VT
Father: William Persons
Mother: Hannah Smith
Married: est. 1854
Spouse: Jane
Died: 16 May 1864 Drewry's Bluff, VA
Additional: at least 5 children

Pettit, Gilbert
From The History of Hamilton County, pp. 405-406 (Hope, Hamilton Co., NY area)
He was a Private under Capt. Aaron S. Foot in the 26th Regiment, 17th Brigade, 5th Division of the NYS National Guard during the years of the Civil War.

Pettit, Levi
Enlisted 21 Aug 1862 at Broadalbin, NY, age 37 as
Private, Co. K, 115th NY Infantry
Mustered in 21 Aug 1862
POW 15 Sept 1862 at Harper's Ferry, VA
Paroled 16 Sept 1862 at Harper's Ferry, VA
Killed in action 20 Feb 1864 at Olustee, FL

From History of Hamilton County (Pg. 78) mentioned as having been signed for service by Francis H. Francisco. Also (Pg. 81) "The echoes that resounded within the Adirondack valleys told of the deaths of Levi Pettit of Wells at Olustee on June 3, 1863..."

Widow (Nancy A. Pettit) filed for pension 5 April 1864
Application #50341
Minor (William Pettit, guardian) filed for pension 19 Nov 1866
Application #137567, Certificate #132967

1850 census: Northampton, Fulton Co., NY
1860 census: Broadalbin, Fulton Co., NY
Note: William Pettit, probably the brother of Levi, was a resident of Wells, Hamilton Co., NY. He is most likely the guardian who filed for a pension. Levi's son, Alonzo, was living with him in Wells in 1870.

Born: abt. 1825 England
Married: est. 1849
Spouse: Nancy A.
Died: 20 Feb 1864 at Olustee, FL
Buried: (Stone) Wells Cemetery, Hamilton Co., NY (no dates)
Occupation: Laborer
Additional: left a widow and at least 4 children

Pierce, Seth
Enlisted 24 July 1862 at Troy, NY, age 32 as
Private, Co. A, 169th NY Infantry
Mustered in 25 Sept 1862
Promoted Sergeant (date not stated)
Mustered out 19 July 1865 at Raleigh, NC

Filed for Invalid pension 3 Jan 1886
Application #558039, Certificate #1026764
Remarks: C2548371

From Tales From an Adirondack County (Pg. 131) "For the Bryere youngsters [born between 1887-1894] there were colorful visitors to Brightside at all seasons of the year. [Brightside-On-The-Raquette was an inn built by the Bryeres]"Uncle" Seth Pierce, the neat old hermit with the little white beard who lived in a closed-in lean-to on the rear of the J. Harvey Ladew property, always came for Christmas, Clara Bryere recalls. "On Christmas morning, each of us children would stand on a step of the enclosed stairway of the inn, Uncle Seth, dressed in his Civil War uniform, at the top. It was a regular rite with us."

From Township 34 (Pg. 270) "One of the most picturesque members of this picturesque fraternity was Seth Pierce, who in the 1880's worked for F.C. Durant at The Cedars, on Forked Lake. Seth was startled one summer at being recognized by a negro maid whom the Durants had brought up from Philadelphia. She had given him shelter twenty years earlier when, as a Union soldier, he was being hunted by Confederate troops in Virginia."

1850 census: Penfield, Monroe Co., NY
1860 census: Fort Ann, Washington Co., NY
1870 census: Johnsburgh, Warren Co., NY
1890 Special schedule census: Long Lake, Hamilton Co., NY; PO Beeches Lake
1892 State census: Long Lake, Hamilton Co., NY
1900 census: Long Lake, Hamilton Co., NY
1910 census: Long Lake, Hamilton Co., NY

Born: December 1828 in NY
Father: possibly Isaac Pierce
Married: est. 1855
Spouse: Alma
Occupation: Miner, Laborer, Guide, Caretaker of private camp 
Additional: 3 children


Platt, Charles H.
No record found

Mentioned in History of Hamilton County as being on the eligible list (Wells) of 1862 with a note, "Enlisted since 2 July 1862, age 30, clerk"

Born: abt 1832

Platt, James H.
Enlisted 7 Aug 1862 at Northampton, NY, age 19 as
Private, Co. E, 115th NY Infantry
Mustered in 21 Aug 1862
POW 15 Sept 1862 at Harper's Ferry, VA
Paroled 16 Sept 1862 at Harper's Ferry, VA
Died of disease 27 July 1863 at Beaufort, SC

Father (John Platt) filed for pension 25 March 1868
Application #159169, Certificate #136800

1883 Hamilton County Pension List: Indian Lake; John Platt, dependent father

1850 census: Johnstown, Warren Co., NY
1860 census: Hope, Hamilton Co., NY
1880 census: (Father) Indian Lake, Hamilton Co., NY

Born: abt. 1843 in NY
Father: John Platt
Mother: Abigail
Died: 27 July 1863 at Beaufort, SC
Buried: Beaufort National Cemetery, SC; Section 11, Grave #956; Comments: Fever

Platt, John Jr.
Enlisted 27 Feb 1864 at Wells, NY, age 18 as
Private, Co. D, 93rd NY Infantry
Mustered in 9 March 1864
Mustered out 29 June 1865 at Washington, DC

Filed for Invalid pension [19]? Nov 1880
Application #368999, Certificate #247805
Widow (Mary Platt) filed for pension [7]? Oct 1887 from NY
Application #361799, Certificate #254395

1850 census: Johnsburgh, Warren Co., NY
1870 census: Hope, Hamilton Co., NY
1880 census: Northville, Fulton Co., NY
1890 Special schedule census: (Widow) PO Northville, Fulton Co., NY; Consumption, died of
1900 census: (Widow) Gloversville, Fulton Co., NY
1910 census: (Widow) Johnstown, Fulton Co., NY

Born: 1844 in Hamilton Co., NY
Father: John Platt
Mother: Abigail
Married: est. 1868
Spouse: Mary
Died: 22 March 1882 Northville, Fulton Co., NY of Consumption
Buried: Northville Cemetery, Fulton Co., NY
Occupation: Lumberman, Laborer
Additional: 7 children
Obituary generously contributed by Gail Cramer, Northville Historian. Pg. 107, Scribner Scrapbook:
"John Platt died Tuesday night after a lingering illness with consumption. The funeral was held Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock, in the Methodist Church, Mr. J. S. Gould officiating."
Additional note from Gail Cramer: "The cemetery records say: John Platt, born 1844 Hamilton County, died at Northville Tues., March 22, 1887."

Plumley, Jeremiah D.
[Service record as Plumly]
Enlisted 9 Aug 1862 at Newcomb, NY, age 24 as
Private, Co. E, 118th NY Infantry
Transferred 18 Oct 1863 to 144 Co., 2nd Battalion Veteran Reserve Corps at Finley Hospital, Washington, DC
No further record
Discharged 27 Aug 1865 (from 1890 census)

Service listed on pension application card: Co. E, 118th NY Inf; 144 Co. 2nd Battln VRC; 14, 47, 48, and 49 Co., 2nd Battln VRC
Filed for Invalid pension 19 {Jan]? {1882]? 
Application #324341, Certificate #221167
Widow (Eliza C. Plumley) filed for pension 8 July 1916 from New Jersey
Application #1068909, Certificate #813342

1883 Hamilton County Pension List: Long Lake (cause - loss of right thumb)

1850 census: Long Lake, Hamilton Co., NY
1860 census: Long Lake, Hamilton Co., NY
1870 census: Long Lake, Hamilton Co., NY
1880 census: Long Lake, Hamilton Co., NY
1890 Special schedule census: Long Lake, Hamilton Co., NY (Thumb shot off)
1892 State census: Long Lake, Hamilton Co., NY
1900 census: Trenton, Oneida Co., NY
1910 census: Russia, Herkimer Co., NY

Born: June 1833 in NY
Father: Joel Plumley
Mother: Sarah
Married: 1st, est. 1861
Spouse: Sophronia Hannah Hough (1843-1866)
Married: 2nd, 1867
Spouse: Eliza C. Smith (1850- )
Died: 1916
Buried: Long Lake Cemetery, Hamilton Co., NY
Occupation: Guide, Farmer
Additional: at least 10 children

Porter, Charles H.
Enlisted 10 Aug 1861 at Albany, NY, age 18 as
Private, Co. A, 43rd NY Infantry
Mustered in 25 Aug 1861
Promoted Corporal (date not stated)
Promoted Private 15 May 1865 (reduced to ranks)
Re-enlisted 25 Dec 1863
Mustered out 27 June 1865 at Washington, DC

1850 census: Albany, Albany Co., NY
1860 census: Hope, Hamilton Co., NY
1870 census: Albany, Albany Co., NY

Born: abt. 1843 in NY
Father: Jeremiah Porter (b. England)
Mother: Elizabeth

Porter, Elias A.
Enlisted 4 May 1861 at Spafford, NY, age 22 as
Private, Co. H, 14th NY Infantry
Mustered in 17 May 1861
Killed 1 July 1862 at Malvern Hill, VA

Additional: Mentioned in History of Hamilton County as a soldier from Benson

1850 census: Northampton, Fulton Co., NY
1860 census: Northampton, Fulton Co., NY

Born: abt. 1839 NY
Father: Hiram Porter
Mother: Sally
Died: 1 July 1862 at Malvern Hill, VA

Porter, Jeremiah
Enlisted 10 Aug 1861 at Albany, NY, age 20 as
Private, Co. A, 43rd NY Infantry
Mustered in 25 Aug 1861
Re-enlisted 25 Dec 1863
Mustered out 27 June 1865 at Washington, DC

Mother (Elizabeth Porter) filed for pension 7 May 1877
Application #231333, Certificate #212188

1850 census: Albany, Albany Co., NY
1860 census: Hope, Hamilton Co., NY
1870 census: Albany, Albany Co., NY

Born: abt. 1841 in NY
Father: Jeremiah Porter (b. England)
Mother: Elizabeth
Died: est. 1877

Porter, John G.
[John George Porter]
Enlisted 13 Feb 1864 at Albany, NY, age "21" as
Private, Co. A, 43rd NY Infantry
Mustered in 27 Feb 1864
Wounded 6 May 1864 at Wilderness, VA
Mustered out 27 June 1865 at Washington, DC

1850 census: Albany, Albany Co., NY
1860 census: Hope, Hamilton Co., NY
1870 census: Albany, Albany Co., NY

Born: abt. 1846 in NY
Father: Jeremiah Porter (b. England)
Mother: Elizabeth
Married: (probably est. 1869
Spouse: (probably) Maria
Occupation: Laborer
Additional: (probably) at least 1 child

Porter, Justin G.
Enlisted 3 Sept 1864 at Plattsburgh, NY, age 30 as
Private, Co. D, 175th NY Infantry
Mustered in 24 Sept 1864
Discharged 11 May 1865 from Summit House Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

Filed for Invalid pension 25 Aug 1883 from NY
Application #493851, Certificate #301294

1860 census: Indian Lake, Hamilton Co., NY
1870 census: Indian Lake, Hamilton Co., NY
1880 census: Indian Lake, Hamilton Co., NY
1890 Special schedule census: Indian Lake, Hamilton Co., NY
1900 Census: Indian Lake, Hamilton Co., NY

Born: July 1824 in Castleton, VT
Married: 13 July 1860
Spouse: Hannah Maria Washburn (1829-1892)
Died: 11 March 1903 in Indian lake
Buried: Cedar River Cemetery, Indian Lake, Hamilton Co., NY
Occupation: Farmer
Additional: 6 children

Porter, Martin A.
No record found

From History of Hamilton County (Pg. 84) "The conversation at Indian Lake was of the young widow, Ellen Locke Porter, with her two small children, and of the cruel, unnecessary death of her loving husband, Martin, who had overstayed his leave at the birth of his second daughter. A shower of ice-cold water had been his punishment, it was said, and he had contracted pneumonia and died."

1850 census: Indian Lake, Hamilton Co., NY
1860 census: Indian Lake, Hamilton Co., NY

Born: abt. 1842 in VT
Father: Gideon Porter
Mother: Annis M.
Spouse: Ellen Locke

Porter, Sumner W.
Enlisted 25 Apr 1861 at Amsterdam, NY, age 30 as
Private Co. B, 32nd NY Infantry
Mustered in 31 May 1861
Mustered out 9 June 1863 at New York, NY

From: History of Fulton County...
"Summer W. was reared on the farm, and at the age of thirty years he enlisted in the late war, on April 25, 1861, being one of the first to answer to the call for 75,000 men, issued by the president. He served until June 9, 1863. He was in Co. B, 32d N.Y. Vols., army of the Potomac, and participated in the following battles: South Mountain, Antietam, Malvern Hill, West Point and Fredericksburg, besides others. At the first battle he was in, West Point, he was wounded, and had several close calls from being shot. One ball passed through his cap and one knocked him down by striking his breastplate. His brother, Elias, was killed at Malvern Hill."

Filed for Invalid pension 10 Nov 1882 from NY
Application #464721, Certificate #652581
Widow (Sarah A. Porter) filed for pension 14 Feb 1898 from NY
Application #670880, Certificate #520396

1850 census: Northampton, Fulton Co., NY
1860 census: Northampton, Fulton Co., NY
1870 census: Northampton, Fulton Co., NY
1880 census: Benson, Hamilton Co., NY
1890 Special schedule census: Benson, Hamilton Co., NY; PO Northville
1892 State census: Benson, Hamilton Co., NY

Born: 28 June 1830 at Northampton, Fulton Co., NY
Father: Hiram Porter
Mother: Sally Gifford
Married 1st: 1 December 1853
Spouse: Marinda Kidney (d. 5 February 1858)
Married 2nd: 19 July 1863
Spouse: Sarah Adeline Gifford (b. 9 March 1845, d/o Rufus Gifford)
Occupation: Farmer, Lumberman
Served: As Supervisor of Benson, Hamilton County, NY
Additional: 1 child with 1st wife: Mortimer L.; 3 children w/2nd wife: Giles F., Nettie J. & Addie.

Porter, William W.
[HOHC gives name as Willard William Porter]
Enlisted 1 Jan 1864 at Indian Lake, NY, age 18 as
Private, Co. B, 2nd NY Heavy Artillery
Mustered in 11 Jan 1864
Discharged 29 Sept 1865

1850 census: Indian Lake, Hamilton Co., NY
1860 census: Indian Lake, Hamilton Co., NY
1880 census: Indian Lake, Hamilton Co., NY
1890 Special schedule census: Indian Lake, Hamilton Co., NY
1900 census: Indian Lake, Hamilton Co., NY
1930 census: (Widow) Indian Lake, Hamilton Co., NY

Born: Dec 1847 in Indian Lake, Hamilton Co., NY
Father: Gideon Porter
Mother: Annis M.
Married: 1881
Spouse: Alma A. Fish (1864 - 1943)
Died: 1916
Buried: Cedar River Cemetery, Indian Lake, Hamilton Co., NY
Occupation: Farmer
Additional: 6 children
Additional: He was the first white child born at Indian Lake

Pratt, Nathaniel
[Discharged as Nathan]
Enlisted 11 Jan 1862 at Houseville, age 39 as
Private, Co. C, 97th NY Infantry
Mustered in 11 Jan 1862
Transferred 1 Feb 1862 from Co. C to Co. K
Discharged for disability 16 March 1863 at Belle Plains, VA

Filed for Invalid pension 26 March 1863
Application #15429

Born: abt. 1823

Prentis, William
From The History of Hamilton County, pp. 405-406 (Hope, Hamilton Co., NY area)
He was a Private under Capt. Aaron S. Foot in the 26th Regiment, 17th Brigade, 5th Division of the NYS National Guard during the years of the Civil War.

Pritchard, Jefferson William
Alias William J. Pritchard
[Service record as Jeffreys J. B.]
Enlisted 12 Aug 1862 at Horicon, NY, age 26 as
Private, Co. D, 118th NY Infantry
Mustered in 29 Aug 1862
Transferred 1 Jan 1865 to Co. B, 19th Regiment Veteran Reserve Corps (estimated day)
Wounded 15 June at Petersburg, VA
Discharged 13 July 1865 at Elmira, NY

Filed for Invalid pension 27 Apr 1867 from NY [under Jeffries Pritchard, alias William J. Pritchard]
Application #125185, Certificate #85796
Widow (Harriet L. Pritchard) filed for pension 18 Apr 1900 from NY
Application #127196, Certificate #526058

1883 Hamilton County Pension List: Hope (wounded right hand)

1850 census: Chester, Warren Co., NY
1860 census: Horicon, Warren Co., NY
1870 census: Chester, Warren Co., NY
1880 census: Hope, Hamilton Co., NY
1890 Special schedule census: Hope, Hamilton Co., NY (As William Pritchard)
1892 State census: Hope, Hamilton Co., NY
1900 census: Hope, Hamilton Co., NY

Born: 10 Jan 1834 in Chester, Warren Co., NY
Father: David Pritchard
Mother: Louisa Griffin (who married 2nd, Mr. Albro)
Married: 1865
Spouse: Harriett L. (1845 - )
Died: est. 1900
Occupation: Farmer, Inn Keeper 
Additional: 2 children
Additional: His brother, Seneca G. Pritchard, served as Private, Co. G, 2nd NY Cavalry

Proctor, Orville
Note: G.A.R. proceedings 1917 held at Saratoga Springs, NY - Mortuary record lists Orville Proctor (musician, 64th NY) as well as Henry Brandes (Co. E, 130th NY). However, the service listed for these two soldiers may have been mixed up, as Henry Brandes did serve as musician with the 64th NY Inf. 

Pension Card:
Proctor, Orville (service) Co. E., 19th NY Cavalry and Co. E, 130th NY Infantry
Filed for Invalid pension 25 July 1879
Application #300240, Certificate #267267

1890 Special Schedule census: Wellsville, Allegany Co., NY

Died: 7 October 1916 at Wells, Hamilton Co., NY
Additional: Member of G.A.R. Post No. 531 - Long Lake. Mustered into G.A.R. 9 Feb 1883
Additional: There was an Orville Proctor, b. 1839 in Alfred, Allegany Co., NY to Ephriam R. and Mary (Cartwright) Proctor. He enlisted 14 Aug 1862 at Wellsville, NY, age 23, in Co. E, 1st Dragoons. He was mustered out 30 June 1865 at Cloud's Mills, VA. This may or may not be the same man; it was the only service record found.

Putnam, Henry R.
Enlisted 11 Aug 1862 at Johnsburgh, NY, age 28 as
Private, Co. D, 118th NY Infantry
Mustered in 29 Aug 1862
Promoted Corporal 27 March 1863
Killed in action 3 June 1864 at Cold Harbor, VA

Mentioned in History of Hamilton County as a soldier from Wells
1850 census: Warrensburg, Warren Co., NY

Born: 1834 at Montpelier, VT
Father: Enos Putnam, Reverend
Mother: Sybil Daily
Died: 3 June 1864 at Cold Harbor, VA
Buried: (Stone) Wells Cemetery, Hamilton Co., NY (no dates)

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