C

Scroll down or use the find feature on your browser.
Names are arranged alphabetically.

Call, David A.
Enlisted 7 May 1861 at Johnstown, NY, age 23 as
Private, Co. C, 32nd NY Infantry
Mustered in 31 May 1861
Mustered out 9 June 1863 at New York, NY

Additional: History of Hamilton County (pg. 77) "David Call, 22, son of Samuel and Sally Abrams Call, was the first [to enlist] from Lake Pleasant. A clerk by occupation, the light-haired, blue-eyed David went to Wells in April 1861 and enlisted for military duty for two years as a private in Captain William Hyslop's Company C, 32nd Regiment of New York State Volunteers."

Additional: See Hamilton County Civil War Discharges
Physical description (from discharge): age 24 years, 5 ft. 8 in., light complexion, blue eyes, light hair

Filed for Invalid pension 27 July 1868
Application #134670, Certificate #96682
Widow (Elizabeth Call) filed for pension 27 March 1900 from NY
Application #715969, Certificate #579471

1883 Hamilton County Pension List: Sageville; cause - Gunshot wound left shoulder

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: Lake Pleasant, Hamilton Co., NY

Born: 21 Jan 1838 in Sageville [Lake Pleasant] Hamilton Co., NY
Father: Samuel Call
Mother: Sally Abrams
Married: est. 1866
Spouse: Sarah Elizabeth Ronald (1845-1920)
Died: 2 February 1900
Buried: Love's Cemetery, Lake Pleasant, Hamilton Co., NY
Occupation: Clerk, Merchant, Farmer
Additional: at least 4 children

Canfield, Augustus C.
Enlisted 15 Aug 1862 at Oppenheim, NY, age 28 as
Private, Co. E, 115th NY Infantry
Mustered in 16 Aug 1862
POW 15 Sept 1862 at Harper's Ferry, VA
Paroled 16 September 1862 at Harper's Ferry, VA
Wounded20 Feb 1864 at Olustee, Florida
Wounded 14 May 1864 at Drewry's Bluff
Mustered out 10 June 1865 at Washington, DC

Filed for Invalid pension 17 Nov 1865
Application #95897, Certificate #60502

1883 Fulton County Pension List: #60502 Canfield, Augustus C., Mayfield, Gunshot wound right arm, $6 from Mar 1866

1850 census: Mayfield, Fulton Co., NY
1860 census: Le Roy, Calhoun Co., MI; PO Battle Creek
1870 census: Bleeker, Fulton Co., NY
1880 census: Bleeker, Fulton Co., NY
1890 Special Schedule census: Mayfield, Fulton Co., NY
1900 census: Bleeker, Fulton Co., NY
1910 census: Mayfield, Fulton Co., NY

Born: November 1835 in NY
Father: Josiah Canfield
Mother: Betsey
Married: 1st, est. 1855
Spouse: Jennie
Married: 2nd
Spouse: Margaret
Died: 1917
Buried: Christie Cemetery, Mayfield, Fulton Co., NY
Occupation: Laborer, Farmer, Lumberman
Additional: 5 children

Canfield, David
Enlisted 4 Jan 1864 at Mayfield, NY, age 26 as
Private, Co. B, 2nd NY Heavy Artillery
Mustered in 14 Jan 1864
Wounded 2 June 1864 at Cold Harbor, VA
Mustered out 21 June 1865 at Washington, DC

Filed for Invalid pension 17 March 1866
Application #104842, Certificate #72230
Widow (Matilda J. Canfield) filed for pension 4 Oct 1916 from NY
Application #1082506, Certificate #823417

1883 Hamilton County Pension List: Benson; $4 from Oct 1866. Cause: wound to right hand

1850 census: Mayfield, Fulton Co., NY
1860 census: Le Roy, Calhoun Co., MI; PO Battle Creek
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
1910 census: Benson, Hamilton Co., NY

Born: Feb 1837 in NY
Father: Josiah Canfield
Mother: Betsey
Married: 1st, est. 1859
Spouse: May
Married: 2nd, abt. 1865
Spouse: Matilda J.
Died: 26 Aug 1916 in Hamilton Co., NY [when he fell from his wagon]
Occupation: Farmer 
Additional: at least 12 children

Canfield, David A.
Enlisted 29 Dec 1863 at Benson, NY, age 26 as
Private, Battery D, 4th NY Heavy Artillery
Died of wounds 29 April 1865 at Washington, DC

Widow (Mary L. Canfield) filed for pension 31 July 1865
Application #104041, Certificate #66122

Born: abt. 1837 
Spouse: Mary L.
Died: 29 April 1865 in Washington, DC
Buried: Arlington National Cemetery

Canfield, Horatio
Enlisted 14 Sept 1861, age 19 as
Private, Co. G, 48th NY Infantry
Mustered in 16 Sept 1861
Received a disability discharge 18 Oct 1861 at Annapolis, MD

Filed for Invalid pension 6 April 18[80]? From NY
Application #12[?]6713

1850 census: Mayfield, Fulton Co., NY
1870 census: Mayfield, Fulton Co., NY
1890 Special Schedule census: Listed both in Johnstown and Gloversville, Fulton Co., NY
1900 census: Bleeker, Fulton Co., NY
1910 census: Bleeker, Fulton Co., NY

Born: October 1841 in NY
Father: Josiah Canfield
Mother: Betsey
Married: 1862
Spouse: Belle Clifford (1845-1910)
Died: 19 June 1912
Buried: Christie Cemetery, Mayfield, Fulton Co., NY
Occupation: Farmer
Additional: 2 children with 1 surviving


Carpenter, Caleb Randolph
Enlisted 4 Jan 1864 at Hope, NY, age 29 as
Private, Co. B, 2nd NY Heavy Artillery
Mustered in 4 Jan 1864
Wounded 6 June 1864 at Cold Harbor, VA
Promoted Corporal 1 June 1865
Mustered out 29 Sept 1865 at Washington, DC

Filed for Invalid pension 29 Nov 1867
Application #130054, Certificate #98799
Widow (Adeline S. Carpenter) filed for pension 25 Sept 1896 from NY
Application #641203, Certificate #438285

1883 Fulton County pension List (online at Fulton Co. NYGenWeb site):
Cert. #89799, Caleb R. Carpenter; Northville; Gunshot wound right hand; $3 from July 1869

1850 census: Hope, Hamilton Co., NY
1860 census: Hope, Hamilton Co., NY
1870 census: Hope, Hamilton Co., NY
1880 census: Hope, Hamilton Co., NY
1890 Special schedule census: Hope, Hamilton Co., NY
1892 State census: Hope, Hamilton Co., NY

Born: 14 Nov 1834 in NY
Father: Robert N. Carpenter
Mother: Betsey Clark
Married: est. 1858
Spouse: Adeline Sarah Kathan (1839-1923)
Died: 29 Aug 1896
Buried: Hope Valley, AKA Willard Cemetery, Hope, Hamilton Co., NY
Occupation: Farmer, Road laborer
Served: as Justice of the Peace, 1892
Additional: at least 5 children
Additional: Listed in The History of Hamilton County, pp. 405-406, (Town of Hope area) as a Sergeant under Capt. Aaron S. Foot in the 26th Regiment, 17th Brigade, 5th Division of the NYS National Guard during the Civil War years.

Carpenter, Danford 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.

Carpenter, William V.
Enlisted 28 Dec 1863 at Northampton, NY, age 37 as
Private, Co. E, 13th NY Heavy Artillery
Transferred 18 July 1865 to Co. K, 6th NY Heavy Artillery
Mustered out 24 Aug 1865

Filed for Invalid pension 18 July 1890 from NY
Application #882172, Certificate #663576
Widow (Sarah Carpenter) filed for pension 27 Feb 1895 from NY
Application #609560, Certificate #416541

1850 census: Johnstown, Fulton Co., NY
1860 census: Northampton, Fulton Co., NY
1870 census: Northampton, Fulton Co., NY
1880 census: Northville, Fulton Co., NY
1890 Special Schedule census: Northampton, Fulton Co., NY; PO Northville
1900 census: (Widow) Northampton, Fulton Co., NY

Born: 1827 in NY
Parents born in Vermont
Married: est. 1848
Spouse: Sarah
Died: est. 1895
Occupation: Carpenter
Additional: at least 5 children
Additional: mentioned in History of Hamilton County as a soldier from Hope

Carr, Clement

Enlisted 11 Aug 1862 at Fort Edward, NY, age 25 as
Private, Co. E, 169th NY Infantry
Mustered in 25 Sept 1862
Killed 30 June 1864 at Petersburg, VA

Minor (Morgan Lewis, Guardian) filed for pension 22 Oct 1866
Application #135896, Certificate #108217
Widow (Mary E. Adams) filed for pension 10 Jan 1902 from NY
Application #754858, Certificate #111400

1850 census: Wells, Hamilton Co., NY
1860 census: Wells, Hamilton Co., NY
1890 Special Schedule census: (Widow, Mary E. Adams) PO Northville, Fulton Co., NY

Born: abt 1837 in NY
Father: Seymour Carr
Mother: Chloe
Married: est. 1859
Spouse: Mary E.
Died: 30 June 1864 in Petersburg, VA
Burial: [headstone] Wells Cemetery, Hamilton Co., NY (no dates on stone)
Occupation: Farmer
Additional: at least 1 child

Carr, John
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.

Carr, Seymour R.
Enlisted 22 Aug 1862 at Fort Edward, NY, age 27 as
Private, Co. E, 169th NY Infantry
Mustered in 25 Sept 1862
Promoted Corporal
Killed 30 June 1864 at Petersburg, VA

Minor (N. B. Carr, guardian) filed for pension 9 July 1866
Application #129544, Certificate #86749
[Note: N. B. is probably Newton B. Carr, Seymour's brother and resident of Wells, Hamilton Co., NY]

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

Born: abt. 1835 in NY
Father: Seymour Carr
Mother: Chloe
Married: est. 1858
Spouse: Mary E.
Died: 30 June 1864 in Petersburg, VA
Buried: [headstone] Wells Cemetery, Hamilton Co., NY (no dates on stone)
Occupation: Carpenter
Additional: at least 1 child

Cartright, Oliver
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.

Cassau, John
Service as Cassan
Enlisted 8 Oct 1861 at Minerva, NY, age 31 as
Private, Co. C, 93rd NY Infantry
Mustered in 20 Nov 1861
Reenlisted 20 Dec 1863
Mustered out 29 June 1865 at Washington, DC

Pension card says "Cassan", with the "n" crossed out and "u" written over
Filed for Invalid pension 19 May 1886
Application #543557, Certificate #506285
Widow (Amelia Cassan) filed for pension 27 Jan 1910 from MI
Application #934603, Certificate #953621

1860 census: Newcomb, Essex Co., NY
1870 census: Long Lake, Hamilton Co., NY
1880 census: Wolcott, Wayne Co., NY
1894 MI State census: Bay Co., MI
1900 census: Bay City, Bay Co., MI
1910 census: (Widow) Bay, Bay Co., MI

Born: April 1830 Canada (French)
Immigrated: about 1850
Married: 1st, est. 1856
Spouse: Sabra (b. abt. 1832 NY)
Married: 2nd, est. 1877
Spouse: Amelia (b. abt. 1848 Prussia)
Died: est. 1910
Occupation: Farmer, Laborer
Additional: at least 3 children with 1st wife, at least 2 children with 2nd 

Catlin, Benjamin F.
Enlisted 6 Nov 1861 at Indian River, NY, age 40 as
Private, Co. C, 93rd NY Infantry
Mustered in 20 Nov 1861
Transferred 15 Dec 1863 from Co. C to Co. G
Killed 5 May 1864 at Wilderness, VA

Additional: History of Hamilton County (Pg. 78) Says that Benjamin F. Catlin, age 40, enlisted in Sept. 1861 and was credited to Milo E. Washburn. (Pg. 434) Says that he was a short-term resident of Indian Lake who, (Pg. 437) on 2 October 1858, was one of 15 men who purchased property of Gideon G. Porter so there would be enough property-owning, taxpayers to form a town. He became the first sealer of weights and measures in the new town of Indian Lake.

Born: est. 1821
Died: 5 May 1864 Wilderness, VA

Chambers, Jeremiah
Enlisted 31 Aug 1864 at Schenectady, NY, age "31" as
Private, Co. E, 9th NY Heavy Artillery
Mustered in 31 Aug 1864
Mustered out 6 July 1865 at Washington, DC
Also:
Enlisted 31 Aug 1864 at Malta, NY, age 37 as
Private, Unassigned, 2nd NY Heavy Artillery
Mustered in 31 Aug 1864
Date and method of discharge not given; no further record

[Service in both the above units were listed on his pension application card]
Applied for Invalid pension 23 March 1880
Application #353179, Certificate #309290
Widow (Mary J. Chambers) filed for pension 23 June 1902 from NY
Application #765571, Certificate #610682

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

Born: Oct 1823 in NY
Spouse: Mary Jane
Died: est. 1902
Occupation: Farmer
Note: Mary Jane is found with Jeremiah on the 1870 census (age 24), but is not found with him on subsequent censuses.

Clark, Ceylon
[Full name: Cylon Carlos Clark]
Enlisted 6 Dec 1861 at Geneseo, NY, age 21 as
Private, Co. F, 104th NY Infantry
Mustered in 6 Dec 1861
Re-enlisted 4 Jen 1864
Wounded 15 May 1864 (estimated day, place not stated)
POW 19 Aug 1864 at Weldon Railroad, VA
Paroled (date and place not stated)
Promoted Corporal 15 March 1863 (estimated day)
Promoted Sergeant 1 July 1863
Discharged 10 June 1865 at Washington, DC

Filed for Invalid pension 19 Dec 1879
Application #327360, Certificate #217516

1883 Hamilton County Pension List: Sageville; cause: Gunshot wound left hip

1850 census: Ellicott, Chautauqua Co., NY
1860 census: Pike, Wyoming Co., NY
1890 Special schedule census: Arietta, Hamilton Co., NY; PO Piseco
1892 State census: Arietta, Hamilton Co., NY

Born: abt. 1841 in PA
Father: Seth L. Clark
Mother: possibly Clarissa
Occupation: Guide

Cogins, Charles C.
Enlisted 27 June 1863
Private, Co. A, 21st NY Infantry (NGSNY) 30 day
Mustered out 6 Aug 1863
Note: This unit was organized in Dutchess County, NY on 27 June 1863 and was mustered out at Poughkeepsie, NY on 6 Aug 1863

1890 Special schedule census: Wells, Hamilton Co., NY


Colby, Blanchard
Enlisted 2 Sept 1864 at Plattsburgh, NY, age 31 as
Private, Co. E, 2nd NY Cavalry
Mustered in 2 Sept 1864
Mustered out 5 June 1865 at Alexandria, VA
Note: Pension application card also lists service in Co. E, 2nd NY Mounted Rifles

Filed for Invalid pension 12 Feb 1886
Application #562052, Certificate #740910
Widow (Betsey E. Colby) filed for pension 11 Apr 1906 from NY
Application #846732, Certificate #665456

1850 census: Jay, Essex Co., NY
1860 census: Chesterfield, Essex Co., NY
1870 census: Jay, Essex Co., NY
1880 census: Wells, Hamilton Co., NY
1890 Special schedule census: Wells, Hamilton Co., NY
1900 census: Wells, Hamilton Co., NY
1905 State Census: Wells, Hamilton Co., NY

Born: Sept 1834 in Jay, Essex Co., NY
Father: Blanchard C. Colby
Mother: Lydia Ann Mace
Married: 5 Aug 1854 in Peru, Clinton Co., NY
Spouse: Elizabeth "Betsey" Floyd (1835-1915)
Died: 20 March 1906
Buried: Wells Cemetery, Hamilton Co., NY
Occupation: Farmer
Additional: 7 children with 6 surviving in 1900

Cole, Alba
[Service record as Albra Cole]
Enlisted 2 Mar 1865 at Plattsburgh, NY, age 24 as
Private, Co. F, 192nd NY Infantry
Mustered in 28 Mar 1865
Mustered out 28 Aug 1865 at Cumberland, MD
[May also have served as Pvt. Co. G, 22 NY Inf.]

Filed for Invalid pension 11 June 1884 from NY
Application #515276, Certificate #391388

1860 census: Dickinson, Franklin 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
1900 census: Long Lake, Hamilton Co., NY

Born: Dec 1840 in Canada East
Immigrated: 1849 [according to 1900 census, but likely immigrated earlier]
Father: Michael Cole
Mother: Sophia
Married: 1st,before 1872
Spouse: Charlotte or Caroline (1838-1889)
[Her name is found as Charlotte in the census, but Caroline in Cemetery and History of Hamilton County]
Married: 2nd, abt. 1893
Spouse: Mary Ann
Died: 1904
Buried: Long Lake Cemetery, Hamilton Co., NY
Occupation: Carpenter, Farmer, Mechanic, Guide
Additional: 5 children
Additional: Alba lost his 1st wife and 2 children to Diphtheria during the epidemic of 1889-90

Cole, Augustus
Service and pension as Augustine
Enlisted 14 Dec 1863 at Franklin Co., NY, at age 32 as
Private, Co. H, 98th NY Infantry
Mustered in 30 Dec 1863
Killed in battle 16 May 1864 at Drewry's Bluff, VA

Widow (Mary A. Cole) filed for pension 21 Oct 1864
Application #69511, Certificate #51020
Minor (O. P. Senler, Guardian) filed for pension 7 Jan 1871
Application #192875, Certificate #148587

1860 census: Dickinson, Franklin Co., NY

Born: 1831 in Canada East
Father: Michael Cole
Mother: Sophia
Married: abt.1852
Spouse: Mary Ann (b. abt. 1832 in New Brunswick)
Died: 16 May 1864 at Drewry's Bluff, VA
Occupation: Laborer
Additional: left a widow and 7 children. At least 2 of his children settled at Long Lake Lake, Hamilton Co., NY

Cole, Simeon
Enlisted 9 Aug 1862 at Stockholm, NY, age 18 as
Private, Co. G, 106th NY Infantry
Mustered in 27 Aug 1862
Wounded 9 July 1864 at Monocy, MD
Absent 22 June 1865 (Absent at muster out of Company)

Filed for Invalid pension 27 June 1865 from NY
Application #74553, Certificate #47566

1883 Hamilton County Pension List: Long Lake; cause: wound to left arm

1860 census: Stockholm, St. Lawrence Co., NY
1870 census: Long Lake, Hamilton Co., NY
1890 Special schedule census: Long Lake, Hamilton Co., NY (gunshot wound)
1892 State census: Long Lake, Hamilton Co., NY
1900 census: Long Lake, Hamilton Co., NY
1905 census: Long Lake, Hamilton Co., NY
1910 census: Long Lake, Hamilton Co., NY

Born: Aug 1847 in NY
Father: Michael Cole
Mother: Sophia
Married: abt. 1871
Spouse: Almina Keller (1853-1917)
Occupation: Boat builder, Guide, Carpenter
Additional: 10 children

Conklin, Chester
Enlisted 13 Aug 1864 at Schenectady, NY, age 37 as
Private, Co. A, 115th NY Infantry
Mustered in 13 Aug 1864
Mustered out 17 June 1865 at Raleigh, NC

Filed for Invalid pension 28 June 1880
Application #393462, Certificate #506366
Widow (Welthy Conklin) filed for pension 2 May 1904 from NY
Application #805406, Certificate #626138

1850 census: Hope, Hamilton Co., NY
1860 census: Mayfield, Fulton Co., NY
1880 census: Mayfield, Fulton Co., NY
1890 Special Schedule census: PO Northampton, Fulton Co., NY
1900 census: Northampton, Fulton Co., NY
1910 census: (Widow) Northampton, Fulton Co., NY

Born: 20 Aug 1825 in Hope, Hamilton Co., NY
Father: Isaac Conklin
Mother: Polly Stone
Married: 1st, 1854
Spouse: Mary J. Williams
Married: 2nd, 7 Aug 1865 in Mayfield, Fulton Co., NY
Spouse: Weltha Sweet
Died: 20 April 1904 in Northampton, Fulton Co., NY
Burial: King Cemetery, Sacandaga Park, Northampton, Fulton Co., NY
Occupation: Laborer, Farmer
Additional: at least 15 children

Conkling, Charles
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.

Conrad, Thomas
[1st enlistment service record has name as Coonradt, Thomas]
Enlisted 17 Dec 1861 at Ilion, NY, age 36 as
Private, Co. I, 81st NY Infantry
Mustered in 20 Dec 1861
Discharged for disability 14 Apr 1862 at Washington, DC
2nd Enlistment:
Enlisted 21 Dec 1863 at German Flats, NY, age 37 as
Private, Co. L, 2nd NY Heavy Artillery
Mustered in 25 Jan 1864
Transferred 31 July 1865 from Co. L to Co. B
Mustered out 29 Sept 1865 at Washington, DC

Filed for Invalid pension 6 Dec 1888 from NY
Application #680754, Certificate #726892
Widow (Amelia Conrad) filed for pension 1 Oct 1901 from NY
Application #749266

1860 census: Benson, Hamilton Co., NY
1890 Special Schedule census: German Flatts, Herkimer Co., NY; PO Ilion; Chronic diarrhea and fever

Born: abt. 1826 in England
Married: 1st, est. 1859
Spouse: Sarah
Married: 2nd, before 1901
Spouse: Amelia
Died: est. 1901
Occupation: Mechanic
Additional: at least 5 children

Corey, Abram
Enlisted 4 Jan 1864 at Hope, NY, age 38 as
Private, Co. B, 2nd NY Heavy Artillery
Mustered in 19 Jan 1864
Mustered out 18 July 1865 at Albany, NY

Filed for Invalid pension 28 Dec 1866
Application #120482, Certificate #91949
Widow (Dorothy A. Corey) filed for pension 2 July 1897 from NY
Application #658283

1883 Fulton County pension List - Cert. #89799, Caleb R. Carpenter; Northville; Gunshot wound right hand; $3 from July 1869

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

Born: 2 Feb 1824 in Northampton, Fulton Co., NY
Father: John W. Corey
Mother: Mary Travis
Married: 1st,before 1850
Spouse: Susan C. Bates
Married: 2nd,after 1880
Spouse: Dorothy A. Cowles
Died: 20 March 1897 Northville, Fulton Co., NY
Buried: Northville Methodist Cemetery, Fulton Co., NY
Occupation: Farmer
Additional: 8 children

Cort, Thomas
Mentioned in History of Hamilton County: on town (Wells) eligible list of 1862; enlisted since 2 July 1862, age 40, Canadian

Courtney, Francis
Enlisted 15 Nov 1861 at Lake Pleasant, NY, age 28 as
Private, Co. F, 97th NY Infantry
Mustered in 26 Nov 1861
POW Andersonville, GA
Died of disease as prisoner at Andersonville, GA 23 Aug 1864

Additional: History of Hamilton County (Pg. 81) "The year 1863 began darkly...in February, John and Lucinda Courtney of Lake Pleasant learned that their son, Francis, had died in a military hospital from chronic diarrhea."
(Pg. 645) Francis Courtney wrote a letter from Maryland 21 Oct 1862 stating that he and Henry Schuyler were "the only two from the lake that is left with the regiment."
(Pg. 644) In a letter to his sister, Francis wrote: "You need not be afraid of my deserting. If it is destiny to die here, so be it. If not, I shall return with an honorable discharge. But I shall never shrink from my duty to myself or my country. I hope I have more principle than to disgrace my friends than that."
(Pg. 645) Newspaper notice: "Died: Courtney - In the Emory Hospital, Washington, November 16, 1862, Francis Courtney, a private of company F, 97th Regt., NYV, in the 30th year of his age." 

Father (John Courtney) filed for pension 1 April 1869
Application #173632, Certificate #139982

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

The following information is from the bio on this site:
Born: 3 Jan 1833 in NY
Father: John Courtney
Mother: Mary Bookstaver
Died: 16 Nov 1862 at Emory Hospital, Washington, DC
Note: Service record says he died at Andersonville Prison, but I could not find a record of him having been there.

Coward, Edward
Sailor

1880 census: Benson, Hamilton Co., NY
1890 Special schedule census: Benson, Hamilton Co., NY; served as a sailor
1892 census: Lake Pleasant, Hamilton Co., NY

Born: abt. 1842 in England
Occupation: Laborer, Mason
Additional: Edward was possibly the son of Thomas and Sarah (Baker) Coward, both of England. He may also have been the brother of Leah Coward who married Civil War Veteran, Charles Palmateer (Edward was living in his home in 1880).

Cowles, Alonzo A.

1890 Special schedule census: Indian Lake, Hamilton Co., NY; no details

Cowles, Edward
Enlisted 9 Aug 1862 at Wells, NY, age 18 as
Corporal, 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
Promoted Sergeant (date not given)
Wounded 20 Feb 1864 at Olustee, FL
Killed 3 June 1864 at Cold Harbor, VA

Additional: Mentioned in History of Hamilton County (pg. 78) as one of the twelve signed for service by Francis H. Francisco.

Born: abt 1844
Died: 3 June 1864 at Cold Harbor, VA

Cowles, James E.
Enlisted 24 Sept 1861 at Wells, NY, age 18 as
Private, Co. F, 97th NY Infantry
Mustered in 16 Oct 1861
Deserted 3 March 1862 at Fort Corcoran, VA
Killed in action 3 June 1864 at Cold Harbor, VA 

Note: History of Hamilton County (pg. 78) "During August 1862, he [Francis H. Francisco] signed for service James Cowles...[in Co. K, 115th NY Inf.]...before the end of the war, six of the twelve, including Lt. Francisco himself, had been killed on the field of battle." 

Though I could not find a service record for James with the 115th, I assume he must have served with that unit as the date of death listed in the service record with the 97th is after the date of his desertion.

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

Born: 1842 in NY
Father: Elijah Cowles
Mother: Rachel
Died: 3 June 1864 at Cold Harbor, VA
Buried: Wells Cemetery, Hamilton Co., NY

Cowles, Orange A.
[Full name: Orange Alonzo Cowles]
Enlisted 8 Aug 1862 at Queensbury, NY, age 32 as
Private, Co. A, 118th NY Infantry
Mustered in 10 Aug 1862
Promoted Sergeant 29 Aug 1862
Promoted Private 9 Dec 1864 (reduced to ranks)
Mustered out 13 June 1865 at Richmond, VA (absent, sick at U.S. hospital at muster out)

Filed for Invalid pension 2 Feb 1889 from NY
Application #687783, Certificate #486076
Widow (Ruth Cowles) filed for pension 25 Mar 1910 from NY
Application #938724, Certificate #704204

1870 census: Indian Lake, Hamilton Co., NY
1890 Special schedule census: Indian Lake, Hamilton Co., NY
1900 census: Indian Lake, Hamilton Co., NY
1905 State census: Indian Lake, Hamilton Co., NY
1910 census: (Widow) 5th Ward, Glens Falls, Warren Co., NY

Born: April 1831 in NY
Married: abt. 1857
Spouse: Ruth P. Crandall (or Cramwell) (1830-1914)
Died: March 1910 at Glens Falls, Warren Co., NY
Buried: Glens Falls Cemetery, Warren Co., NY
Occupation: Farmer, Hotel Keeper (Cedar River Hotel)
Additional: 6 children
Obituary generously contributed by Bill Zullo, Indian Lake Historian:
Warrensburgh News, March 17, 1910
"Orange Alonzo Cowles, 72, for many years proprietor of the Cedar River Hotel, Indian Lake, died Sat. a.m. at his late home in Glens Falls. He is survived by a widow and three sons, Fred L. of Glens Falls; Henry D. of Warrensburgh; and Orange Alonzo of Cedar River; Three daughters, Mrs. Richard Wood of Saratoga; Mrs. Frank Wood and Miss Harriet Cowles of Glens Falls; Two sisters, Mrs. Lucinda King and Mrs. Milo Temney of Corinth; and five brothers, O. S. Cowles and Daniel Cowles of Glens Falls; Myron, Byron and Square Cowles of Corinth. He was a member of Glens Falls Lodge, 321, F. & A. M. and Washington Commandry, 33 of Saratoga. The funeral was held Monday afternoon from the home, the Rev. C. L. Jenkins of Green Center officiating. Internment in Glen Falls Cemetery."

Crag, Henry
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. (Ju. 25, 1863)

Cragers, Oliver
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.

Cramer, William
Enlisted 7 Nov 1861 at Morehouseville, NY, age 44 as
Private, Co. G, 97th NY Infantry
Mustered in 21 Nov 1861
Deserted 21 Nov 1862 from hospital in Baltimore, MD

Filed for Invalid pension 5 Jan 1880 (as Kramer, William)
Application #336731

1850 census: Morehouseville, Hamilton Co., NY
1880 census: Morehouseville, Hamilton Co., NY

Born: abt 1809 in Prussia - Germany
Married: before 1850
Spouse: Helen
Occupation: Cabinet maker

Cross, William S.
[Service as Cross, Albert]
Enlisted 8 Sept 1864 at Plattsburgh, NY, age 21 as
Private, Co. D, 175th NY Infantry
Mustered in 24 Sept 1864
Mustered out 30 June 1865 at Savannah, GA

1850 census: Luzerne, Warren Co., NY
1860 census: Johnsburgh, Warren Co., NY
1880 census: Ling Lake, Hamilton Co., NY
1890 Special schedule census: Long Lake, Hamilton Co., NY
1900 census: Indian Lake, Hamilton Co., NY
1910 census: Johnsburgh, Warren Co., NY

Born: April 1841 in NY
Father: Andrew Jackson Cross
Mother: Jane
Spouse: Unknown (he was widowed by 1880 and does not seem to have remarried)
Occupation: Laborer, Stage driver, Farmer

Cue, Edward
Enlisted 24 Sept 1861 at Wells, NY, age 18 as
Private, Co. F, 97th NY Infantry
Mustered in 15 Oct 1861
Wounded in action 17 Sept 1862 at Antietam, MD
Discharged for disability 15 Apr 1863

Additional: may have been transferred to 2nd Battalion VRC
From The 97th Regimental History (see on this site): Right thigh amputated at Antietam

Filed for Invalid pension 3 June 1863 
Application #[24023]?, Certificate #16362
Widow (Susan Cue) filed for pension 6 Nov 1891 from WI
Application #[33?888]?, Certificate #325812

1870 census: Jefferson, Montgomery Co., Ohio; Soldier's Home
1880 Menominee, Menominee, MI
1889-90 Milwaukee, Wisconsin Directory
1890 Special Schedule census: Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI; Lost right leg at Antietam

Born: abt 1844 in NY
Spouse: Susan
Died: est. 1891 WI
Occupation: Farmer, Cigar maker
Additional: at least 3 children

Culver, George Clinton
Enlisted 30 March 1864 at 18th Congressional District, NY, age 30 as
Private, Co. F, 2nd NY Veteran Cavalry
Mustered in 30 March 1864
Mustered out 8 Nov 1865 at Talladega, AL

Filed for Invalid pension 24 Feb 1890 from NY
Application #757077, Certificate #560636
Widow (Mary S. W. Culver) filed for pension 5 Sept 1923 from NY
Application #1209546

1850 census: Chester, Warren Co., NY
1860 census: Horicon, Warren Co., NY
1865 State census: Horicon, Warren Co., NY; "Geo Culver, Farmer - in army"
1870 census: Horicon, Warren Co., NY
1880 census: Horicon, Warren Co., NY
1900 census: Wells, Hamilton Co., NY
1905 State census: Wells, Hamilton Co., NY
1910 census: Wells, Hamilton Co., NY
1920 census: Chestertown, Warren Co., NY

Born: 15 Aug 1833 at Horicon, Warren, NY
Father: Benjamin Culver
Mother: Hester Clark
Married: 1856
Spouse: Cordelia Duell (1835-1913) [Died in Wells, Hamilton Co., but buried in Horicon]
Note: May have married 2nd, Mary S. W.; see pension application. However, he died in March 1920 and was listed as widowed on the 1920 federal census.
Died: 11 March 1920 in Chestertown, Warren Co., NY
Buried: Brant Lake Cemetery, Horicon, Warren Co., NY
Occupation: Farmer
Additional: 7 children with 5 surviving in 1900

Copyright 2004, 2005: Joanne Murray
HTML by: Joanne Murray
Artwork 2004: By Matthew Murray
Web page design by: Jason Murray

These pages are part of the Hamilton County NYGenWeb site