Wednesday, June 28, 2017

George Carr Dow

George Dow was apparently mustered into service on 16 Apr 1861 as a 2nd Lieutenant in Company E 40th New York Volunteer Infantry. He also served with Company B 40th NYVI and Company D 62nd Massachusetts Infantry. It is unclear with which unit he was serving but he suffered a gun shot wound in the right hand and left thigh at the battle of Chancellorsville. He was returned to duty and mustered out 26 May 1865. He married Henrietta M Titcomb who died 7 Mar 1877. Apparently suffering from consumption and unable to care for himself he was admitted to the home for disabled soldiers in Togus, Maine on 28 Jun 1877 where he died.

CPT George Carr Dow (b. 11 May 1834 - d. 19 Dec 1877) was my 6th cousin 4 times removed. Wea are both descendants of Abraham Jaquith II (1644 - 1679)

Friday, June 23, 2017

Lyman A. Hamblett

When Lyman A. Hamblet was born on May 2, 1836, his father, Ozni, was 25 and his mother, Thirza, was 20. He married Irene A. Fletcher on March 25, 1861, in Londonderry, New Hampshire. They had two children during their marriage. He died on June 23, 1864, in Dinwiddie, Virginia, at the age of 28, and was buried in Arlington National Cemetery section 13, site 5540. Many years ago the location was simply given as "grave 5540". Was he the 5540th burial? Lyman is my 5th cousin 5 times removed. He has living descendants in New Hampshire.