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Wadsworth, Daniel P.
1st enlistment:
Enlisted 28 Aug 1862 at Wells, NY, age 21 as
Private, Battery E, 4th NY Heavy Artillery
Mustered in 28 Aug 1862
Deserted 14 Nov 1863 at New York, NY
2nd enlistment as Wadsworth, Daniel P.F.
Enlisted 3 Sept 1864 at Plattsburgh, NY, age 21 as
Private, Co. H, 142nd NY Infantry
Mustered in 3 Sept 1864
Mustered out 7 June 1865 at Raleigh, NC

Filed for Invalid pension 24 July 1890 from NY
Application #831728, Certificate #970763
Minor (Margaret J. Wadsworth, guardian) filed for pension 23 April 1907 from NY
Application #868125
Widow (Margaret J. Wadsworth) filed for pension 5 [Sept]? 1907 from NY

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

Born: 6 Nov 1844 in NY
Father: Josiah Wadsworth
Mother: Barbara Ann
Married: 1st, est. 1874
Spouse: Helen M. (1855-1889)
Married: 2nd, 1889
Spouse: Margaret J. (b. 1876)
Died: 8 Nov 1907
Buried: Wells Cemetery, Hamilton Co., NY
Occupation: Lumberman, Farmer
Additional: at least 3 children

Wadsworth, David
No record found

History of Hamilton County lists him as being on the town of Wells eligible list having enlisted since 2 July 1862, age 19.

Wadsworth, John
Enlisted 12 Aug 1862 at Wells, NY, at age 22 as
Private, Co. K, 115th NY Infantry
Mustered in 16 Aug 1862
POW 15 Sept 1862 at Harper's Ferry, VA
Paroled 16 Sept 1862 at Harper's Ferry, VA
Wounded 20 Feb 1864 at Olustee, FL
Mustered out 9 June 1865 at Fort Monroe, VA (at hospital)

1850 census: Wells, Hamilton Co., NY (With parents)
1860 census: Wells, Hamilton Co., NY (With parents)

Born: 17 Sept 1839 at Hope, Hamilton Co., NY
Father: Phillip R. Wadsworth
Mother: Abigail M. Wellen
Died: 1868
Buried: Speculator Cemetery, Hamilton Co., NY "Co. K Fulton Co. Rangers"
Additional: A newspaper article on this site, submitted by Marcia Buffett from "The Garland", Wed., July 1, 1868, page 3:
"John Wadsworth, Drowned on Lake Pleasant
The following particulars we gathered from the Johnstown Democrat: On the 20th inst. Four men named John Wadsworth, Daniel Wadsworth, Elvah Bradt, and Page, were out in a small boat on Lake Pleasant, and in changing places with each other the boat upset. Neither Bradt nor Page could swim, but the other two were good swimmers. The two that could not swim were rescued, and secured to the boat. The two Wadsworths then attempted to swim to the shore for assistance, a distance of half a mile. Part of the distance being accomplished, when John, who was subject to severe fits of coughing, was taken with a spell of it, and became strangled, sank before his brother could render him assistance. The body had not at the time been removed."
[Note: Daniel Wadsworth mentioned was likely his cousin, not his brother]

Wadsworth, John H.
Enlisted 12 Aug 1862 at Wells, NY, at age 24 as
Private, Co. K, 115th NY Infantry
Mustered in 16 Aug 1862
POW 15 Sept 1862 at Harper's Ferry, VR
Paroled 16 Sept 1862 at Harper's Ferry, VA
Deserted 3 June 1863 in Wells, NY
[Note: The charge of desertion must have been cleared up as he was granted a pension]

Filed for an Invalid pension 27 Feb 1866
Application #103742, Certificate #644[8]?0

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

Born: Nov 1837 in NY
Father: Josiah Wadsworth
Mother: Barbara Ann
Married: Est. 1859
Spouse: Mary Jane
Died: after 1910
Buried: Wells Cemetery (no dates)
Occupation: Farmer
Additional: at least 6 children

Wadsworth, Josiah
No record found

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

Wager, Archibald
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.

Wager, Levi A.
1st enlistment:
Enlisted 1 Oct 1861 at Wells, NY, age 22 as
Private, Co. F, 97th NY Infantry
Mustered in 16 Oct 1861
Discharged for disability 11 Aug 1862
2nd enlistment:
Enlisted 26 Dec 1863 at Wells, NY, age 24 as
Private, Co. B, 2nd NY Heavy Artillery
Mustered in 6 Jan 1864
Wounded 2 June 1864 at Cold Harbor, VA
Transferred 5 Apr 1865 to unassigned Veteran Reserve Corp
Mustered out 21 July 1864 at Rochester, NY

Pension application under Wagar, Levi
Filed for Invalid pension 4 Aug 1869 from NY
Application #146558, Certificate #104212
Widow (Hepsey Wager) filed for pension 3 Sept [1916]? From Wisconsin
Application #992790, Certificate #781254

1883 Hamilton County Pension List: Wells; cause - gunshot wound left hand

1850 census: Wells, Hamilton Co., NY
1860 census: Wells, Hamilton Co., NY
1870 census: Wells, Hamilton Co., NY
1880 census: Wells, Hamilton Co., NY
1892 State census: Wells, Hamilton Co., NY
1900 census: Wells, Hamilton Co., NY
1910 census: Wells, Hamilton Co., NY

Born: 25 March 1839 in NY
Father: Michael Wager
Mother: Mary
Married: 1st, before 1870
Spouse: Matilda Jane (1835-1880) [Widow of Sylvester Hutchinson]
Married: 2nd, 1881 
Spouse: Hepsey [Hepsey Morrison, widow of Peter Simons]
Died: 23 Aug 1912
Buried: Wells Cemetery, Hamilton Co., NY
Occupation: Farmer
Additional: possibly 2 children

Walker, Joseph F.

[Service info from 1890 census]
Enlisted 7 Aug 1863
Private, Co. B, 95th NY Infantry

Filed for Invalid pension 9 Feb 1913 from NY
Application #1296214, Certificate #1060821

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: Benson, Hamilton Co., NY
1892 State census: Benson, Hamilton Co., NY
1900 census: Benson, Hamilton Co., NY
1905 State census: Benson, Hamilton Co., NY
1910 census: Benson, Hamilton Co., NY

Born: October 1839 in NY
Father: Robert Walker
Mother: Nancy
Married: est. 1858
Spouse: Elizabeth A.
Died: after 1913
Occupation: Farmer
Additional: at least 8 children

Washburn, Deodatus
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.

Washburn, Milo E.
1st enlistment:
Enlisted 28 Sept 1861 at Indian lake, NY, age 37 as
2nd Lieutenant, Co. C, 93rd NY Infantry
Mustered in 20 Jan 1862
Discharged 2 Jan 1863
2nd enlistment:
Enlisted 24 Aug 1864 at Plattsburgh, NY, age 40 as
2nd Lieutenant, Co. D, 175th NY Infantry
Promoted 17 Sept 1864 [Probably promoted to Captain; listed as such on pension application card]
Mustered out 30 June 1865 at Savannah, GA

From History of Hamilton County (Pg. 78) "Milo E. Washburn of Indian Lake enrolled as private in Captain D. C. Barne's Company C on September 28, 1861 at the age of 37 and set out before being mustered on November 20th, to gain the enlistments of others. The simultaneous enlistments of Benjamin F. Catlin, age 40, James F. Gibbs, 28, and Thomas White, 23, were credited to the community leader. Reaching out beyond his small community, Washburn had talked with the young mountain guide and hunter, Chester Sturges, at his father's fishing camp at Lewy Lake. The 22-year-old resident of the Town of Lake Pleasant signed for service as Washburn's recruit at Indian Lake on the same September 28th. On October 14th, Ambrose Hannas, 23, joined the recruitment group. Almond Reed, giving his age as 45, dropped his several community activities an, with his son, William J. Reed, enlisted in Co. C, on November 6, 1861 at the behest of Milo Washburn. Beriah Wilber was soon to follow. ...soon, Washburn had his fifteen volunteers. On January 22, 1862, he was promoted to the rank of second lieutenant."
(Pg. 84) "They talked, too, of Milo E. Washburn bringing home a young negro from the south who was later to die of drowning." 

Filed for Invalid pension 2 Jan 1878 
Application #248498, Certificate #283319
Widow (Harriet L. Washburn) filed for pension 9 Oct 1879
Application #252652, Certificate #211263

1850 census: Minerva, Essex Co., NY
1860 census: Indian Lake, Hamilton Co., NY
1870 census: Indian Lake, Hamilton Co., NY
1880 census: (Widow) Indian Lake, Hamilton Co., NY

Born: 1821 in VT or NY
Married: est. 1845
Spouse: Harriet L. Stannard
Died: 16 May 1877
Buried: Cedar River Cemetery, Indian Lake, Hamilton Co., NY
Occupation: Shoemaker, Millwright, Farmer 
Additional: At least 3 children


Washburn, William H.
[Full name: William Harrison Washburn]
Enlisted 12 Aug 1862 at Johnsburgh, NY, age 19 as
Private, Co. G, 118th NY Infantry
Mustered in 30 Aug 1862
Mustered out 13 June 1865 at Richmond, VA

Note: After the war he lived in St. Cloud, FL
Additional: mentioned in History of Hamilton County as a soldier from Indian Lake

1850 census: Johnsburgh, Warren Co., NY
1860 census: Johnsburgh, Warren Co., NY
1920 census: St. Cloud, Osceola Co., Florida

Born: 1842 at Johnsburgh, Warren Co., NY
Father: Orison Washburn
Mother: Hannah Grover
Married:
Spouse: Almira (1850 - )
Died: 17 March 1923 in St. Cloud, Osceola Co., FL
Buried: Mount Peace Cemetery, St. Cloud, Osceola Co., FL
Gravesite: Sec. A-149-3

Waters, Elisha A.
Enlisted 30 April 1861 at Saratoga Springs, NY, age 23 as
Private, Co. D, 30th NY Infantry
Promoted Corporal 1 Dec 1862
Mustered out 18 June 1863 at Albany, NY

Widow (Catherine Waters) filed for pension 10 Nov 1908 from NY
Application #907755

1850 census: Stillwater, Saratoga Co., NY
1855 State census: Saratoga Springs, Saratoga Co., NY
1860 census: Saratoga Springs, Saratoga Co., NY
1870 census: Saratoga Springs, Saratoga Co., NY
1880 census: Saratoga Springs, Saratoga Co., NY
1890 Special Schedule census: Broadalbin, Fulton Co., NY; Chronic diarrhea and rheumatism
1900 census: Broadalbin, Fulton Co., NY

Born: April 1839 in Saratoga Co., NY
Mother: Jemima Waters
Married: 1st, abt. 1868
Spouse: Mary (unknown maiden)
Married: 2nd, 1 Nov 1881 in Broadalbin, Fulton Co., NY
Spouse: Mary M. Mosher (1829-1900)
Married: 3rd, after 1900
Spouse: Catherine
Died: est. 1908
Buried: Broadalbin Village Cemetery, Fulton Co., NY
Occupation: House painter
Additional: at least 1 child
Additional: Elisha was the son of Jemima Waters (born in Hamilton Co., NY) who later married Samuel Johnston of Saratoga Co., NY. He was also the great grandson of Matthew DeForce, a blacksmith who lived for a while and is buried in Hamilton Co., NY.

Wellington, George M.
1st enlistment:
Enlisted 1 May 1861 at Greig, NY, age 25 as
Private, Co. F, 14th NY Infantry
Mustered in 17 May 1861
Mustered out 24 May 1863 at Utica, NY
2nd enlistment:
Enlisted 12 Aug 1863 at Turin, NY, age 27 as
Private, Co. A, 20th NY Infantry
Mustered in 3 Sept 1863
Promoted Corporal (date not stated)
Promoted Sergeant (date not stated)
Promoted Private 1 June 1865 (reduced to ranks)
Transferred 6 June 1865 from Co. A to Co. T
Mustered out 31 July 1865 at Manchester, VA

Filed for Invalid pension 3 July [18?5]
Application #544377, Certificate #326928

1860 census: Martinsburgh, Lewis Co., NY
1870 census: Greig, Lewis Co., NY
1880 census: Martinsburgh, Lewis Co., NY
1890 Special Schedule census: Greig, Lewis Co., NY
1910 census: Inlet, Hamilton Co., NY

Born: abt. 1836 in NY
Married: 1870
Spouse: Eliza
Occupation: Farm laborer
Additional: at least 3 children

Wells, Hamilton

Enlisted 19 Nov 1861 at Wells, NY, age 45 as
Private, Co. B, 34th NY Infantry
Mustered in 19 Nov 1861
Wounded 17 Sept 1862 at Antietam, MD
Discharged for disability 15 Dec 1862 at Philadelphia, PA

Additional: See Hamilton County Civil War Discharges
Physical description (from discharge): age 45 years, 6 ft. in., dark complexion, blue eyes, blond hair.
Additional from discharge: gunshot wound right hand involving palm and dorsal aspects, with lop of a portion of the 2nd finger.

Filed for Invalid pension 22 June 1863 
Application #26966, Certificate #22651
Widow (Clara Wells) filed for pension 20 April 1897 from NY
Application #653370, Certificate #462967

1883 Hamilton County Pension List: Wells; cause - wound right hand

1850 census: Wells, Hamilton Co., NY
1860 census: Wells, Hamilton Co., NY
1870 census: Wells, Hamilton Co., NY
1880 census: Wells, Hamilton Co., NY
1890 Special schedule census: Wells, Hamilton Co., NY; disability: gunshot through right hand
1900 census: (Widow) Wells, Hamilton Co., NY

Born: 1817 in Hamilton Co., NY
Father: Probably William Wells
Married: est. 1843
Spouse: Clarissa Snell (1823-1906)
Died: 27 Feb 1897
Buried: Wells Cemetery, Hamilton Co., NY
Occupation: Farmer
Additional: 11 children

West, Edward E.
Enlisted 6 Sept 1862 at Greenfield, NY, age 24 as
Private, Co. H, 153rd NY Infantry
Mustered in 15 Sept 1862
Promoted Corporal 17 Oct 1862
Wounded 9 April 1864 at Pleasant Hill, LA
Mustered out 2 Oct 1865 at Savannah, GA

Filed for Invalid pension 6 Dec 1865
Application #97353, Certificate #63031
Widow (Cornelia West) filed for pension 30 May 1870
Application #187424, Certificate #147902
Minor (Cornelia Pearl, guardian) filed for pension 7 Dec 1872
Application #206773, Certificate #161226

1850 census: Johnsburgh, Warren Co., NY
1860 census: Indian Lake, Hamilton Co., NY
1870 census: (Widow) Johnsburgh, Warren Co., NY

Born: 1839 at Johnsburgh, Warren Co., NY
Father: Ethel West
Mother: Lydia Ann Wells
Married: est. 1858
Spouse: Cornelia
Died: bet. 1868-1870
Occupation: Lumberman
Additional: at least 2 children

White, Michael
Enlisted 6 Oct 1861 at Wellsville, NY, age 29 as
Private, Co. I, 97th NY Infantry
Mustered in 15 Oct 1861
Died of disease 15 Aug 1862 (estimated date of death)
Note: 97th Regimental History (on this site) says: Died of disease 27 Aug 1862

Born: abt. 1832

White, Thomas R.
Enlisted 28 Sept 1861 at Indian Lake, NY, age 23 as
Private, Co. C, 93rd NY Infantry
Mustered in 20 Nov 1861
Re-enlisted 20 Dec 1863
Promoted Sergeant (date not stated)
Promoted Corporal 26 Feb 1865
Mustered out 29 June 1865 at Washington, DC

Additional: History of Hamilton County mentions that his enlistment was credited to Milo E. Washburn

Filed for Invalid pension 22 Aug 1890 from New Hampshire
Application #909265, certificate #7 [6 or 8]8805

1890 Special Schedule census: Claremont, Sullivan Co., NH; note: papers in VT, don't know time of service

Born: abt. 1838

Whitman, Nelson
Enlisted 18 Aug 1862 as
Captain, Co. F, 20th WI Infantry
Commissioned in 18 Aug 1862
Mustered out 14 July 1865 at Galveston, Texas
Residence at enlistment: Dolgeville, Iowa Co., Wisconsin

From: History of Fulton County...
"In 1861, the day after the arrival of the news of the firing on Fort Sumter, he commenced recruiting. In the fall of 1862 he went to the front as the captain of Company F, 21st Wisconsin Vols., and served to the close of the war, acting as chaplain part of the time. He served in the Army of the Gulf, and was at the siege of Mobile, Vicksburg and Fort Morgan. He was mustered out at Galveston, Tex."

Filed for Invalid pension 19 July 1890 from NY
Application #927962, Certificate #661921
Widow (Melissa C. Whitman) filed for pension 26 Sept [1911]? From NY
Application #749093

1850 census: Wells, Hamilton Co., NY
1860 census: Dekorra, Columbia Co., WI
1870 census: Dolgeville, Iowa Co., WI
1880 census: Northville, Fulton Co., NY
1890 Special Schedule census: Northampton, Fulton Co., NY; PO Northville

Born: 28 June 1821 in Wells, Hamilton Co., NY
Father: Isaiah Whitman
Mother: Sarah Turner
Married: 1st, before 1860
Spouse: Clara (b. abt. 1832 NY)
Married: 2nd, Before 1870
Spouse: Carrie (b. abt. 1840 NY. She may have married 1st, a Mr. Bass)
Married: 3rd, 13 June 1882
Spouse: Melissa C. Stone (widow named Brooker)
Occupation: Student, Farmer, Pastor, Retail Merchant
Served: between 1843-1847 as Hamilton County Superintendent of Common Schools
Additional: a son, Elmer G., b. 9 May 1885
Additional: See Whitman, Scott Winfield, unpublished manuscripts and diaries, 1880-1909 on this site

Whitman, William Henry
Enlisted 3 Oct 1861 at Wells, NY, age 21 as
Private, Co. F, 97th NY Infantry
Mustered in 16 Oct 1861
Wounded 19 Aug 1864 at Weldon Railroad, VA (estimated day)
Died of wounds

Additional: See Soldiers of the 97th of Hamilton County (on this site): Wounded in action June 1864 at Weldon RR; died of wounds. Buried Military Asylum Cemetery, Washington, DC
From History of Hamilton County (Pg. 80) "At Wells, Rose and Ellen Whitman learned that their son, William Henry Whitman, had been wounded at Bull Run [30 Aug 1862] and had died September 10, 1862 at the age of 20 [age 21 years 3 months] in Washington." [Info in brackets from a different page in same book]

Widow (Louisa C. Whitman) filed for pension 9 June 1863 [could be 1865, but it looks like 1863]
Application #23[9 or 7] 77, Certificate #24497

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

Born: 8 June 1842 in Wells, Hamilton Co., NY
Father: Rose Whitman
Mother: Ellen Bently
Married: 4 July 1859
Spouse: Louisa C.
Died: 24 August 1864 at Campbell Hospital, Washington, DC from a gunshot wound to the spine
Buried: Military Asylum Cemetery, Washington, DC
Additional: G.A.R. Post #486 was named in his honor
Occupation: Teamster
1 child, Netta A. (1860 - 20 Oct 1861)
Additional: William Henry Whitman was the brother of Scott Whitman. See Whitman, Scott Winfield, unpublished manuscripts and diaries, 1880-1909 on this site

Whitney, Joseph

Enlisted 29 Sept 1862 at New York City, NY, age 39 as
Private, Co. C, 169th NY Infantry
Mustered in 6 Oct 1862
Promoted Corporal (date not stated)
Promoted Sergeant (Date not stated)
Mustered out 19 July 1865 at Raleigh, NC

Filed for Invalid pension 27 Dec 1879
Application #[3]?37978, Certificate #279525

1890 Special Schedule census: Long Lake, Hamilton Co., NY; PO Raquette Lake (notes: shell wound right shoulder)
1892 State census: Long Lake, Hamilton Co., NY
1900 census: Long Lake, Hamilton Co., NY

Born: abt. 1823 in Massachusetts
Died: after 1900
Buried: Long Lake Cemetery, Hamilton Co., NY [age 74]
Occupation: Guide, Hotel proprietor - Honest Joe's at Raquette Lake


Wilbur, Alonzo R.
Enlisted 11 Aug 1863 at Schenectady, NY, age 24 as
Private, Co. H, 54th NY Infantry
Mustered in 11 Aug 1863
Mustered out 14 Apr 1866 at Charleston, SC

Filed for Invalid pension 5 May 1886
Application #672536, Certificate #864405

1850 census: Lake Pleasant, Hamilton Co., NY
1860 census: Lake Pleasant, Hamilton Co., NY
1870 census: Wells, Hamilton Co., NY
1880 census: Lake Pleasant, Hamilton Co., NY
1890 Special schedule census: Lake Pleasant, Hamilton Co., NY
1892 State census: Lake Pleasant, Hamilton Co., NY
1900 census: Lake Pleasant, Hamilton Co., NY
1905 State census: Lake Pleasant, Hamilton Co., NY
1910 census: Lake Pleasant, Hamilton Co., NY

Born: 1837 in Lake Pleasant, Hamilton Co., NY
Father: Eleazer Wilbur
Mother: Almira Bump
Married: 1861
Spouse: Elizabeth Dunning (1842-1911)
Died: 1918
Buried: Speculator Cemetery, Lake Pleasant, Hamilton Co., NY
Occupation: Farm Laborer, Day Laborer, Boarding House operator
Additional: 4 children

Wilbur, Beriah
[Service record as Wilber)
Enlisted 10 July 1861 at Schoharie, NY, age 21 as
Private, Co. D, 3rd NY Cavalry
Mustered in 12 Aug 1861
Re-enlisted 16 Dec 1863
Promoted Sergeant 16 Dec 1863 (estimated day)
Promoted 2nd Lieutenant 9 Sept 1864
Promoted Captain 17 Oct 1864
Mustered out 12 July 1865 at Suffolk, VA

Additional: mentioned in History of Hamilton County as being credited to Milo E. Washburn

Filed for Invalid pension 22 [?] 1883 from NY
Application #487843, Certificate #885095
Widow (Mary Wilbur) filed for pension 3 Oct 1896 from NY
Application #641637, Certificate #462776

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

Born: abt. 1840 in NY
Spouse: Mary (possibly Campion)
Died: 28 Aug 1896 at age 57
Occupation: Hotel Keeper (mid 1870's until it burned in mid 1880's), Blacksmith, caretaker of Tirrell Pond
Served as Postmaster at Indian Lake from 1875-1885
Additional: at least 6 children

Wilcox, Emmet E.
[Full name: Emmet Ernest Wilcox]
Enlisted 5 Sept 1864 as
Private, Co. K, 1st WI Cavalry
Mustered in 5 Sept 1864
Transferred 15 Sept 1865 from Co. K to Co. I
Mustered out 29 July 1865
Residence at enlistment: Ripon, Fond du Lac Co., WI

Filed for Invalid pension 8 Aug 1890 from NY
Application #383888, Certificate #657222

1850 census: Greig, Lewis Co., NY
1880 census: Greig, Lewis Co., NY
1890 Special Schedule census: Greig, Lewis Co., NY; Heart disease, also lung difficulty
1910 census: Inlet, Hamilton Co., NY

Born: 1846 in NY
Mother: Nancy
Married: before 1880
Spouse: Barbara
Occupation: Jobber, Teamster
Additional: at least 1 child, a daughter named Arabell (named after Emmet's sister)

Willard, Norman J.
Enlisted 2 Jan 1864 at Northampton, NY, age 44 as
Private, Battery D, 4th NY Heavy Artillery
Date and method of discharge not given
No further record
[Note: see date of death from cemetery listing; died in service]

Widow (Jane M. Willard) filed for pension [?] [?] 1865
Application #[9 or 8]4094, Certificate #113639

1883 Fulton County Pension List (online at Fulton Co. Rootsweb site):
Cert. #113639, Jane M. Willard, Gloversville, Widow, $8 from May 1867

1850 census: Gilman, Hamilton Co., NY
1860 census: Northampton, Fulton Co., NY
1870 census: (His widow) Hope, Hamilton Co., NY
1880 census: (His widow) Northville, Fulton Co., NY
1890 Special Schedule census: Gloversville, Fulton Co., NY; Jane A., widow of

Born: 6 Aug 1820 in NY (probably Luzerne, Warren Co.)
Father: Reuben Willard
Mother: Rachel Washburn
Married: 29 June 1839
Spouse: Jane Maria Thoms (1820- )
Died: 25 Feb 1864 of pneumonia in the U.S. Post Hospital at Elmira, NY
Buried: Hope Valley, AKA Willard Cemetery, Hope, Hamilton Co., NY
Occupation: Farmer
Additional: He left behind a widow with 5 children under the age of 16, the youngest being 2.
Additional: See family bio on this site

Williams, Andrew
From The History of Hamilton County, pp. 405-406 (Hope, Hamilton Co., NY area)
He was a Sergeant 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.

Williams, Daniel
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.

Williams, Elias
From The History of Hamilton County, pp. 405-406 (Hope, Hamilton Co., NY area)
He was a Musician 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.

Williams, John H.
Enlisted 16 Feb 1863 at Johnsburgh, NY, age 34 as
Private, Co. H, 96th NY Infantry
Mustered in 26 Feb 1864
Deserted from Whitehall Hospital (date not given)

1890 Special schedule census: Indian Lake, Hamilton Co., NY

Born: abt. 1829

Williams, John H.
Listed in The History of Hamilton County, pp. 405-406, (Town of Hope area) as a Private under Capt. Aaron S. Foot in the 26th Regiment, 17th Brigade, 5th Division of the NYS National Guard during the Civil War years.

1850 - 1915 State and Federal census: Hope, Hamilton Co., NY

Born: 30 Dec 1824 in Hope, Hamilton Co., NY
Father: Tunis Williams
Mother: Geta (Gitty) Conklin
Married: 31 Dec 1849 by Joseph F. Spier, Northville Episcopal Church, Northville, Fulton Co., NY
Spouse: Harriet Wadsworth (1824-1896)
Died: 29 June 1917
Buried: Hope "Wadsworth" Cemetery, Hope, Hamilton Co., NY
Occupation: Farmer
Additional: 6 children

Williams, 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.

Wilson, George
Enlisted 4 Nov 1863 at Stony Creek, NY, age 19 as
Private, Co. K, 2nd NY Veteran Cavalry
Mustered in 10 Nov 1863
"Sick in hospital since 21 Feb 1865"
Mustered out 26 May 1865 from St. Louis General Hospital, New Orleans, LA

Physical description at enlistment: 5'6" tall, light complexion, dark hair, dark eyes, occupation: farmer

Filed for Invalid pension 19 July 1884 from NY
Application #518350, Certificate #369026
Widow (Mary J. Wilson) filed for pension 6 Aug 1922 from NY
Application #1209375

1860 census: Johnsburgh, Warren Co., NY [Living with family of John Kenwell]
1870 census: Johnsburgh, Warren Co., NY [Living with family of John Kenwell]
1890 Special Schedule census: Caldwell, Warren Co., NY; PO Lake George; Breast chills and fever
1900 census: Queensbury, Warren Co., NY
1910 census: Long Lake, Hamilton Co., NY
1920 census: Long Lake, Hamilton Co., NY

Born: 4 July 1845 in Ireland [Warren County Clerk records say born in NYC]
Immigrated 1847 (age 2)
Father: John
Spouse: Mary J. (Divorced)
Died: 16 April 1922
Buried: Long Lake Cemetery, Hamilton Co., NY. GAR plaque at site
Buried in family plot with son, Beecher W. and Beecher's 1st and 2nd wives. George in front left corner.
Member of GAR Post 531 William Wood. Long Lake, Hamilton Co., NY
Occupation: Farmer
Additional: at least 1 child, a son named Beecher W.

Winchell, Havilla
Enlisted 26 Nov 1861 at Morehouseville, NY, age 42 as
Wagoner, Co. F, 97th NY Infantry
Mustered in 26 Nov 1861
Mustered out 26 Nov 1864 (place not stated)

Widow (Josephine B. Winchell) filed for pension 1 [March]? 1888 from NY
Application #369769, Certificate #249120

1850 census: Morehouseville, Hamilton Co., NY
1860 census: Morehouseville, Hamilton Co., NY
1880 census: Utica, Oneida Co., NY
1890 Special Schedule census: Utica, Oneida Co., NY; Josephine B., widow of; PO 53 Broad St., 1st ward Utica; Injury groin, kidney disease
1900 census: (Widow) Utica, Oneida Co., NY

Born: abt. 1820 in NY
Married: abt. 1843
Spouse: Josephine B. Morehouse
Died: 23 Feb 1888
Buried: New Forest Cemetery, Utica, Oneida Co., NY
Occupation: Farmer, Grocer
Served: as Postmaster at Morehouse, 1855; as Morehouse Town Supervisor 1853-1864 and 1865-1866
Additional: 4 children

Wind, Jacob F.
Enlisted 21 Feb 1863 at Little Falls, NY, age 18 as
Private, Co. F, 16th NY Heavy Artillery
Mustered in 19 Jan 1864
Mustered out 21 Aug 1865 at Washington, DC

Born: abt. 1845

Winnen, Anton
[From 97th Regimental History: Wimer, Anton - substitute]
Enlisted 21 June 1864 at Wellsville, NY, age 30 as
Private, Co. H, 97th NY Infantry
Mustered in 21 June 1864
POW: Captured in action 19 Aug 1864 at Weldon Railroad, VA
Died as POW 2 Jan 1865 in Rebel prison

Born: 1834
Died: 2 Jan 1864 in Rebel prison

Wood, James R.
The following information on James R. Wood was provided by his descendant, Dan Hinkley to be included in our Civil War database
1. 1850 US Census, NY Saratoga County Northumberland.,
2. 1860 United States Federal Census, NY Hamilton County Wells,
3. 1870 United States Federal Census, NY Hamilton County Wells,
4. 1880 US Census, NY Hamilton County Wells.
        1880 Census for Wells, Hamilton Co., NY
        James R. WOOD Self M Male W 71 NY Farmer NY NY
        Rebecca WOOD Wife M Female W 69 NY Keeping House NY NY
        John R. WOOD Son M Male W 34 NY Farming NY NY.
5. 1900 US Census, MN Crow Wing County, Brainerd City.
        Born Oct 1808, age 91, widow, born NY, father born NY, mother born NY
        Census taken 7 June 1900.
6. 1890 Census Special Schedule for Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, etc,
    1890 MN Crow Wing County.
        Wood, James R
        Rank: Private
        Company: A
        Regiment: 2 NY Vet Cav
        Date of Enlistment: 15 July 1863
        Date of Discharge: 18 or 19 July 1865
        Length of Service: 2 years 0 months 3 days
        Post Office: Fort Ripley
        Disability incurred: chronic diareah
        Remarks: none.
7. New York State Military Museum and Veterans Research, Rosters
    of the New York Cavlary Regiments During the Civil War,
        http://dmna.state.ny.us/historic/reghist/civil/rosters/rosterscavalry.htm,
        http://dmna.state.ny.us/historic/reghist/civil/rosters/cavalry/2ndCavVetCW_Roster.pdf.
        WOOD, JAMES L.- Age, 21 years. Enlisted, January 5, 1864,
        at Buffalo; mustered i n as private, Co. A, January 5, 1864, to
        serve three years; killed in action, December 10, 1864, at Mc-
        Leod's Mills, La .
        WOOD, JAMES R.- Age, 44 years. Enlisted, September 2,
        1863, at Saratoga; mustered in as private, Co. E , September 8,
        1863, to serve three years; transferred to Co. A , September 8,
        1863; discharged, July 14,1865, for disability, at Troy, N . Y .
        WOOD, JOHN N. - Age, 18 years. Enlisted, September 26,1863,
        at Glens Falls ; mustered in as corporal, Co. A , October 30,1863,
        to serve three years; mustered out with company, November 8,
        1865, at Talladega, Ala .
8. Leslie, Earl C. and Laura L, Cemetery Records of Crow Wing County, Minnesota,
        http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mncrowwi/lesliebook/, April 12, 1982, Page 53.
        On the web as PDF or web page:
        http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mncrowwi/lesliebook/book.pdf
        http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mncrowwi/lesliebook/book.html.
        Wood, James R. 2 NY. Cav. Civil War
        Wood, Rebecca b. 1808 d. June 1900.
9. Pension Application File Civil War SC416,869 James R Wood,
    U.S. National Archive & Record Administration.
        page 25, Document dated 13 October 1899
                "I am 91 years of age. This day is my birthday."
        page 78, Document dated 28 Feb 1899
                "My wife is dead and has been dead for 14 years. I have but
                one child out of 10 living and he is 50 years old."
        Page 3, Document 22 Sept 1874
                Enlisted or enrolled at Saratoga Springs 2 Sept 1863
                Honorable discharged at Philadelphia 20 July 1865
                Personal description: 5 feet 10 inches light complexion,
                    brown hair, blue eyes
        Page 11
                "He had two sons in the same company, James L., who was killed
                in the service and John N. who came home with the company.".
10. 1895 MN State Census, Crow Wing County, Township 43N, Range 32W.
        http://fsbeta.familysearch.org
        Listed as J R Woods, age 86, born NY, line 29, household 53.

Wood, James L.
See information on James R. Wood, his father

Wood, John N.
also see information on James R. Wood, his father

[Service record as Wood, J. N.]
Enlisted 26 Sept 1863 at Glens Falls, NY, age 18 as
Corporal, Co. A, 2nd NY Veteran Cavalry
Mustered in 30 Oct 1863
Mustered out 8 Nov 1865 at Talladega, AL

1850 census: Northumberland, Saratoga Co., NY
1860 census: Wells, Hamilton Co., NY
1870 census: Wells, Hamilton Co., NY
1880 census: Wells, Hamilton Co., NY

Born: 1845 NY
Father: James R. Wood
Mother: Rebecca Crandle (from his son's, Joshua's, death certificate)
Died: after 1880
Buried: Wells Cemetery, Hamilton Co., NY (no dates)

Wood, Millard F.
[Full name: Millard Filmore Wood]
Enlisted 21 December 1863 at Warren, NY, age 20 as
Private, Co. L, 2nd NY Heavy Artillery
Mustered in 7 Jan 1864
Wounded 16 June 1864 at Petersburg, VA
Transferred 31 July 1865 from Co. L to Co. B
Mustered out 29 Sept 1865 at Washington, DC

Filed for Invalid pension 25 December 1868
Application #137992, Certificate #96536

1883 Pensioners of Herkimer County, NY: #96536 Millard F. Wood, PO Jordanville, Loss of right thumb, $2 from March 1869

1870 census: Warren, Herkimer Co., NY
1880 census: Warren, Herkimer Co., NY
1890 Special Schedule census: Warren, Herkimer Co., NY; PO Jordanville; loss thumb
1900 census: Warren, Herkimer Co., NY
1910 census: Warren, Herkimer Co., NY 
AND 
1910 census: Indian Lake, Hamilton Co., NY (Probably working there temporarily at the time the census was taken.)

Born: May 1843 in NY
Married: abt. 1867
Spouse: Celinda (1841-1915)
Died: 1917
Buried: Highland Rural Cemetery (New Jordanville Cemetery) Warren, Herkimer Co., NY
Occupation: Cheese box maker, House Painter
Additional: at least 5 children

Wood, Wesley A.
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.

Wood, William
Enlisted 15 Aug 1862 at Newcomb, NY, age 25 as
Private, Co. E, 118th NY Infantry
Mustered in 30 Aug 1862
Killed 9 July 1864 at Petersburg, VA

Additional: See Letter from George Sturges to Josiah Wood on this site. George served with William and wrote to William's parents to inform them of the death of their son. Part of that letter, dated 10 July 1864, (with spelling corrected for ease of reading) says, "Friend Wood, I am sorry to say that your son William is dead and buried. Yesterday morning there was 15 of us started out at 3 o'clock in the morning. We got our position before it was light enough to see to shoot. William and his tent mate was placed in a rifle pit about 20 rods of me on my left. William had fired some 10 or 12 shots and then he laid down and laid about. [?] When he got up and took his gun and faced it through the hold and was taking site when the ball struck him just under the left eye and come out the back side of his head. He give one groan as he fell. He was killed dead. It was about 9 o'clock in the morning."

Mother (Patty Wood) filed for pension 4 Jan 1870
Application #183041, Certificate #185896

1883 Hamilton County Pension List: Long Lake, Patty Wood, dependent mother

1850 census: Long Lake, Hamilton Co., NY
1860 census: Long Lake, Hamilton Co., NY
1870 census: (Mother) Long Lake, Hamilton Co., NY

Born: abt. 1837 in Lewis, Essex Co., NY
Father: Josiah Wood
Mother: Martha "Patty" Culver
Died: 9 July 1864 at Petersburg, VA
Additional: William Wood Post No. 570 G.A.R. was named for him
Additional: see Patty Wood's pension file, William Wood's letters, and Wood Family bio on this site.

Woodward, William H. H.
Enlisted 20 Feb 1862 at Benson, NY, age 22 as
Private, Co. E, 105th NY Infantry
Mustered in 9 Mar 1862
Died of disease 18 Dec 1862 at Washington, DC

Born: abt. 1840
Died: 18 Dec 1862 in Washington, DC

Wright, George H.
Enlisted 29 Aug 1864 at Schenectady, NY, age 19 as
Private, Co. E, 69th NY Infantry
Mustered in 3 Sept 1864
Mustered out 5 June 1865 at Alexandria, VA

Additional: See Hamilton County Civil War Discharges
Physical description (from discharge): age 19 years, 5 ft. 9 in., fair complexion, grey eyes, brown hair

1850 census: Bleeker, Fulton Co., NY
1860 census: Benson, Hamilton Co., NY
1870 census: Benson, Hamilton Co., NY
1880 census: Benson, Hamilton Co., NY

Born: abt. 1845 in NYC (from discharge)
Father: Willard C. Wright
Mother: Almirah
Married: est. 1873
Spouse: Mary Coward (abt. 1852 - )
Occupation: Farmer
Additional: at least 1 child

Wright, Nelson
Alias Nelson Pelcher
See Pelcher, Nelson

Wurster, Adam
[listed in History of Hamilton County as Adam Wooster Bennett]
[Service as Wooster, Adam]
Enlisted 24 Nov 1861 at Morehouseville, NY, age 26 as
Private, Co. G, 97th NY Infantry
Mustered in 26 Nov 1861
Promoted Corporal 15 Jan 1864
Promoted Sergeant 1 July 1864
Discharged 25 Nov 1864

Pension file under Adam Wurster
Filed for Invalid pension 19 June 18[80]?
Application #[8 or 3]96134, Certificate #816714

1860 census: (Anatol & Mary Bennett) Morehouse, Hamilton Co., NY
1870 census: Ohio, Herkimer Co., NY [as Adam Bennett]
1880 census: Manhattan, New York, NY [as Worster]
1880 census: (wife & children) Ohio, Herkimer Co., NY [as Mary Bennett]
1890 Special Schedule census: New York, New York, NY [as Adam Wooster]
1900 census: New York, NY; Bronx Borough [as Wurster]
1910 census: Bronx, New York, NY [as Wurster]
1920 census: Bronx, Bronx, NY [as Wurster]

Born: June 1835 Wurtenburgh, Germany
Immigrated: 1854
Married: 1865
Spouse: Mary Ann Kreuzer (widow of Anatol J. Bennett)
Died: 1922
Occupation: Wagon maker, Wheelwright
Additional: 4 children, and 2 stepchildren

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Updated 9/5/10 with information from Dan Hinkley
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