Civil War Soldiers who Resided in Hartland Twp., Livingston Co., Michigan

Updated 5 Febraury 2015

Copyright 2002-2015 by Claire Prechtel-Kluskens. All rights reserved.

Introduction Sources of Data
List of Soldiers Notes
Recruiting at Hartland Corrections!
Online Resources  

Introduction

The Civil War soldiers on this list were residents of Hartland Township, Livingston County, Michigan. Some were residents before the war, some after, and some both before and after. Some acquired permanent posthumous residence in Hartland by being interred in one of its cemeteries. More than 170 men are listed.

This page continues to undergo revisions. Currently being added are: (1) birth year; (2) death year; (3) more census data for 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, and 1920; (4) more men; (5) more pension file numbers; (6) recruiting at Hartland; (7) cause of death, if died while in service.

Sources of Data

Veteran’s name, company, and regiment data is from

  • NARA microfilm publication T288, General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934 (544 rolls) or
  • NARA microfilm publication T289, Organization Index to Pension Files of Veterans Who Served Between 1861 and 1900 (765 rolls) or
  • the pension file, or
  • the compiled military service record (CMSR).

Widow’s or minor child’s name is from NARA microfilm publication T288, General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934 (544 rolls), or from examination of the pension file itself.

Birth Year is approximate and is derived either from the census data, pension file, or compiled military service record (CSMR).

Year Resided in Hartland is from a variety of sources:

Data for 1850 is from NARA microfilm publication M432, Seventh Census of the United States, 1850, roll 356, Hartland Twp., which has been transcribed in a handy print format in Kernie L. King, ed., 1850 Federal Census, Livingston County, Michigan (Howell, MI: Livingston County Genealogical Society, 2nd printing, Sept. 1992).

Data for 1860 is from NARA microfilm publication M653, Eighth Census of the United States, 1860, roll 552, Hartland Twp., which has been transcribed in a handy print format in Kernie L. King, ed., 1860 Federal Census and Mortality Schedule, Livingston County, Michigan (Howell, MI: Livingston County Genealogical Society, third printing, 1997).

Data for 1861-1866 is from History of Livingston County, Michigan (Philadelphia: Everts & Abbott, 1880), pp. 60-120. This data should be used with caution. Men might have been residents of a different township than that for which they are listed. In a letter contained in the Robert Crouse Collection (at the University of Michigan Library), Robert Findley complained that men recruited from Hartland were being credited to Howell. Thus, this data may be both under-inclusive and over-inclusive: men who lived in Hartland might be credited to a different township, or men who lived in a different township might be credited to Hartland. For example, some men lived in 1860 in Brighton (Charles Goucher, Homer Goucher, George Newberry), in Cohoctah (Elias Durfee), in Deerfield (Myron Southwick), in Howell (Vestall Baker), in Oceola (William Griswold, Ezra Martin, Calvin Murdock, Charles Murdock, Henry Vorce), and in Tyrone (George R. Griswold), yet are credited as 1861-1866 residents of Hartland. Perhaps some indeed lived in Hartland at the time of enlistment. It was common for young men to be employed as farm laborers by another farm family, with room and board being part of their pay. During the Civil War, a farm family might find itself in greater need of such hired labor if its own sons were away at war.

Data called “1863 [BD]” is from Michigan State Gazetteer and Business Directory for 1863 (Detroit, MI: Charles F. Clark, 1863), pp. 337-338.

Data for 1870 is from NARA microfilm publication M593, Ninth Census of the United States, 1870, roll 687, Hartland
Twp., pages 121 thru 135R.

Data for 1880 is from NARA microfilm publication T9, Tenth Census of the United States, 1880, roll 592, enumeration district __ (Hartland Twp.), which has been transcribed in a handy print format in Kernie L. King, ed., 1880 Federal Census
and Mortality Schedule, Livingston County, Michigan
(Howell, MI: Livingston County Genealogical Society, first printing, 1997).

Data for 1883 is from List of Pensioners on the Roll, January 1, 1883 (Washington: Government Printing Office, 1883).

Data for 1890 is from NARA microfilm publication M123, Schedules Enumerating Union Veterans and Widows of Union Veterans of the Civil War, 1890, roll 19.

Data for 1891 is from Roster No. 3, New York Soldiers, by the Organization of New York Soldiers Living in Michigan, July 1891. The list includes “Parshallville” residents (1) Philander Merithew, Co. F, 33rd New York Infantry, and (2) Lewis R. [should be K.] Gilbert, Co. D, 85th New York Infantry and Co. F, 210th Pennsylvania Infantry; their post office address was Parshallville, but both lived in Oceola Twp. according to documents in their pension files.

Data for 1894 is from Washington Gardner, comp., Census of the State of Michigan, 1894, Vol. III (Lansing, MI: Robert Smith & Co., 1896).

Data for 1900 is from NARA microfilm publication T623, Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900, roll 726, enumeration district 71 (Hartland Twp.).

Data for 1910 is from NARA microfilm publication T624, Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910, roll 660, enumeration district 106 (Hartland Twp.). Column 30 indicates whether the person was a “survivor of the Union or Confederate Army or Navy.” The answers are “UA” for Union Army, “UN” for Union Navy, “CA” for Confederate Army, and “CN” for Confederate Navy.
Data for 1920 is from NARA microfilm publication T625, Fourteenth Census of the United States, 1920, roll 780, enumeration district 148 (Hartland Twp.).

Data for 1930 is from NARA microfilm publication T626, Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930, roll 1005, enumeration district 47-11 (Hartland Twp.). Column 31 indicates Civil War veterans with the abbreviation “CW.”

[CMSR] data is from a record in the compiled military service record.

[PF] data is from a record in the pension file.

“Burial (GC-DAR) YEAR” data indicates a burial at Griswold Cemetery in Hartland Township, and is from “Griswold Cemetery,” in Michigan DAR GRC Report, Series 1, Vol. 233: Rural Cemeteries of Livingston County, Michigan, Vol. 3.

“Burial (HC) YEAR” data indicates a burial at Hartland Cemetery, near Hartand village, and is from Hartland Township Cemeteries: Grave Locations (unpaginated) (Hartland, MI: Hartland Twp., 1998). This book, available at Cromaine District Library, provides additional information (sometimes inaccurate) beyond that shown here.

“Burial (HC-DAR) YEAR” data indicates a burial at Hartland Cemetery, near Hartand village, and is from “Hartland Cemetery,” in Michigan DAR GRC Report, Series 1, Vol. 233: Rural Cemeteries of Livingston County, Michigan, Vol. 3.

“Burial (PC) YEAR” data is from Parshallville Cemetery.

“Burial (PC-DAR) YEAR” data indicates a burial at Parshallville Cemetery in Hartland Township, and is from “Parshallville Cemetery,” in Michigan DAR GRC Report, Series 1, Vol. 233: Rural Cemeteries of Livingston County, Michigan, Vol. 3.

Pension file number is from NARA microfilm publication T288, General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934 (544 rolls) or from NARA microfilm publication T289, Organization Index to Pension Files of Veterans Who Served Between 1861 and 1900 (765
rolls). Most Civil War pension files are available from NARA; and you can Order Online! Note:

  • “No Pension” means that I was unable to locate this man under this name in T288 or under the particular company in T289.
  • [DVA] following the pension number means the file remains in the custody of the Department of Veterans Affairs; it was not among those transferred to NARA in the 1940s because it was still an active file, or had only recently become inactive.

Death Year is from either the soldier’s compiled military service record or pension file. Cause of death is given for those who died while in service as disease; KIA (killed in action); POW (died while a prisoner of war); or wounds (died following battle).

List of Soldiers

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Name of Veteran (Widow) Birth
Year
Year Resided
in Hartland
Company and Regiment Pension
File No.
Death Year
Adams, David W. 1820 1861 Co. I, 3rd Michigan Cavalry “No Pension”  
Andrews [Andrus], Henry C. Note 35 1844 1864
1864 [CMSR]
Battery H, 1st Michigan Light Artillery SC 784007 1932
Andrews, John Wesly (Loraine) 1835 1852-1877 [PF],
1865 [CMSR]
Co. C, 15th Michigan Infantry WC 213,683 1877
Baker, Vestall A. 1843 1864 Co. I, 8th Michigan Infantry SC 369,058 1928
Bates, Sylvester (Clara) 1835 1860 Co. E, 26th Michigan Infantry WC 613,030 1905
Beaumont, John F. 1843 1884 [PF]
Note 9
Co. A, 3rd Michigan Cavalry C 2,568,681 1940
Beebe, Amos J. (Julia E.)   1890, 1894 Co. I, 3rd Michigan Cavalry WC 731,642 1915
Boutell, Cornelius (Sarah) 1832 1860 Co. B, 4th Michigan Cavalry WC 233,154 1910
Bradley, John J. 1843/44 1850, 1860,
1862, 1870,
1900, 1910
Burial (HC) 1932
Burial (HC-DAR) 1932
Co. E, 26th Michigan Infantry SC 888,266 1932
Brock, William H. 1842 1850, 1860,
1861, 1890,
1894
Co. I, 8th Michigan Infantry SC 475,415 1920
Bryant, James W. (Marier) 1842 1894, 1900 Co. A, 30th Michigan Infantry
Co. C, 30th Michigan Infantry
WC 556,819  
Bullard, Edwin (Emma F.) 1836 1860, 1864 Battery H, 1st Michigan Light Artillery
Co. B, 5th Michigan Infantry
WC 523,982  
Bullard, Silas (Adilaid) 1844 Sept. 1865-1868 [PF] Co. E, 4th Michigan Cavalry WC 675,373 1908
Bussell, Nickalus   1890 Co. I, 8th Michigan Cavalry    
Bussy [Bussey], Jerome (Emma) Note 6 1833 1850, 1860,
1870, 1880,
1883, 1890
1900

Burial (PC)
Burial (PC-DAR)

Co. H, 9th Michigan Infantry
Co. A, 1st U.S. Cavalry
V.R.C.
WC 625,005 1903
Campbell, Archibald P. 1818/19 1860, 1862?,
1870, 1880
2nd Michigan Cavalry SO 64,565  
Campbell, Daniel   1864 Co. E, 3rd Michigan Cavalry    
Campbell, Donald 1847 1860 Co. E, 3rd Michigan Cavalry “No Pension”  
Carl, Henry (Sylvia)   1863 Co. I, 5th Michigan Infantry WC 37,958  
Chamberlain, Mark H. 1841 Burial (PC) 1921
Burial (PC-DAR) 1921
Co. I, 8th Michigan Infantry SC 450,124 1921
Chambers, Pheroras P. (Susan E.)
Note 7
1838 1850, 1860 Co. I, 3rd Michigan Cavalry WC 316,208 1891
Chrispell, Martin (Phylinda) 1847 1864 [CMSR]
Note 19
Co. A, 3rd Michigan Cavalry XC 2,626,696 1929
Clark, Lanson E. (Eliza M.) 1844 1850, 1860,
1862, 1880,
1883, 1890
Burial (HC) 1889
Burial (HC-DAR) 1889
Co. E, 26th Michigan Infantry WC 272,067 1889
Cleveland, Lucius 1833 1870,
Burial (PC) 1924
Burial (PC-DAR) 1924
Co. G, 13th Michigan Infanry SC 860,640 1924
Coe, James (Jane) Note 6 1829 1860
Note 4
Co. F, 2nd Michigan Infantry WC 506,367 1894
Colf, George 1845 Burial (HC) 1925
Burial (HC-DAR)
Co. K, 5th Michigan Cavalry   1925
Collins, George R. (widow) 1837 1870, 1880,
1890, 1894
1900
Co. C, 10th Michigan Infantry WC 691,811  
Cook, Benjamin L. Note 22 1844 1850, 1860,
1865 [CMSR]
1880
Co. D, 16th Michigan Infantry SC 379,982 1909
Cox, William H. 1843 1870, 1880,
1883
Burial (HC) 1887
Co. E, 22nd Michigan Infantry SC 113,907 1887
DeWitt, Joseph 1835 1850, 1860 Co. K, 9th Michigan Infantry
Co. D, 2nd Battalion, 11th U.S. Infantry
Co. E, 2nd Battalion, 11th U.S. Infantry
12th Co., 2nd Battalion, V.R.C.
SC 157,197 1904
Dodds, Thaddeus [Thadeous] A. (mother: Asenath Dodds) 1845 Burial (PC) 1864 [sic]
Burial (PC-DAR) 1865 [sic]
Unassigned, 22nd Michigan Infantry (mother) MO 643,782 1864
Doremus, P. [Peter?]   1891 Co. A, 36th New York Infantry    
Drullard, K. 1824 Burial (HC-DAR) 1901     1901
Dubois, John Note 16 1820 “1863” Co. I, 2nd Michigan Cavalry
Co. B, 17th Veterans Reserve Corps
“No Pension”  
Durfee, Elias (Jane) 1846 1862 Co. E, 26th Michigan Infantry WC 843,408 1918
Eager, Thomas 1830 1864 Co. B, 8th Michigan Infantry SC 789,243 1911
Eaton, William Franklin
Note 1
1846 ca. 1856-1863 [PF]
1860, 1870,
1880, 1890
Co. H, 5th Michigan Infantry SC 511,209 after 1918
Elliot, Arthur   Burial (HC)      
Ethridge, Nathaniel C. (Kate M.) 1826/27 1850, 1860,
1861, 1870,
1880
Battery H, 1st Michigan Light Artillery WO 892,830  
Findley, Robert Note 6 1832   Co. E, 26th Michigan Infantry
Co. G, 26th Michigan Infantry
SO 917,282  
Flint, Frank [Franklin] W. 1846 1846 [CMSR], 1850 Co. H, 7th Michigan Infantry SC 105,182 after July 1902
Flint, Hiram 1841 1841 [CMSR],
1850
Co. F, 7th Michigan Infantry “No Pension”  
Foster, Quintus Note 6 1829 1850, 1860,
1861, 1864,
1870
Battery H, 1st Michigan Light Artillery SC 92,068 1891
Fox, Ezra A. (Huldah A. Bowen, remarried widow) 1829 1850 Co. L, 3rd Michigan Cavalry WC 342,030 1862 – Disease
Fox, Wells B., M.D. (Orcelia M.)
Note 6
1822 1860, 1862
1863 [BD]
5th Michigan Infantry
8th Michigan Infantry
22nd Michigan Infantry
WC 445,101  
Franklin, Hubbard W. (Hester) Note 37 1845 1860, 1864,
1870, 1880,
1890, 1894,
1900, 1910
Battery H, 1st Michigan Light Artillery WC 784,071 1913
Gannon, William R. (Mary A.) Note 34 1837 1850, 1860,
1870, 1880,
1890, 1894,
1900, 1910
Co. D, 10th U.S. Infantry WC 832,851 1917
Gardner, Henry (Martha A.)
(alias Henry Gardner Bump Jr.)
1837 Burial (GC-DAR) 1914 Battery E, 1st Connecticut Heavy Artillery WC 781,274 1914
Goss, Alonzo (Euthemia) 1828 1880, 1890,
1894, 1900
3rd Michigan Infantry WC 761,217  
Goucher, Charles
Locklin N. Clark, Gdn. of minor children
1828 bef. 1864 Co. B, 6th Michigan Cavalry MC 39,440 1864 – Disease
Goucher, Homer 1848 1864 Co. B, 6th Michigan Cavalry   1864 – POW
Graham, John 1833 1850, 1860,
1864
Co. I, 3rd Michigan Cavalry SC 420,795  
Graham, Robert 1832 1850, 1860,
1864, 1870,
1890, 1894
Burial (HC)
Burial (HC-DAR)
Co. I, 3rd Michigan Cavalry SC 734,297  
Graham, Thomas 1835 1850, 1860,
1861
Co. D, 3rd Michigan Cavalry
Co. E, 3rd Michigan Cavalry
Co. G, 3rd Michigan Cavalry
SC 83,266 1914
Griffin, Reuben 1826 1860 Battery H, 1st Michigan Light Artillery SC 227,148 1912
Griswold, Elisha     Co. F, 3 Michigan Cavalry WC 532,471 1901
Griswold, Frederick S. 1807 1861
Burial (GC-DAR) 1865
Battery E, 1st Michigan Light Artillery SC 29,388 1865
Griswold, George R.
(minors Arthur B. & Daniel F.)
1837 1864
Burial (GC-DAR) 1864
Co. B, 8th Michigan Infantry MC 29,637 Note 5 1864
Griswold, McDowell 1845 1861/__
Burial (PC) 1887
Burial (PC-DAR) 1887
Co. I, 8th Michigan Infantry SC 198,978 1887
Griswold, Robert W. (widow) 1844 1862, 1890,
1894, 1900,
1910, 1920
Burial (GC-DAR) 1920
Battery H, 1st Michigan Light Artillery WC 896,263  
Griswold, William 1806 1861
1861 [CMSR]
Battery H, 1st Michigan Light Artillery “No Pension”  
Grubb, Primose W. (Isabella) 1842/43 1850, 1860,
1880, 1890,
1894
Burial (HC) 1897
Burial (HC-DAR) 1897
Co. E, 1st U.S. Infantry Vet. Vol. Eng. XC 2,672,495 [DVA] 1897
Hale, Alvin N. Note 8 1835 1860 Co. H, 5th Michigan Cavalry “No Pension”  
Hale, Sanford S. Note 8 1846 1860 Co. H, 5th Michigan Cavalry “No Pension”  
Haskell, Henry H. (Nellie May) 1847 1930 Co. G, 11th Michigan Infantry XC 953,116 [DVA]  
Hastings, Thomas A. (Elizabeth P.)   1864 Co. B, 8th Michigan Infantry XC 2,643,397 [DVA]  
Hathaway, Albert L. (Esther M.) Note 6 1831 1850, 1860,
1863 [BD]
bef. 1864
Co. H, 8th Michigan Cavalry
Co. I, 8th Michigan Cavalry
Co. K, 8th Michigan Cavalry
WC 668,509  
Hathaway, Dwight E. (Becca) 1842 1850, 1860,
1862
26th Michigan Infantry WC 865,382 1918
Hendee [Handy], Royal D. 1843 1861 Co. I, 8th Michigan Infantry “No Pension” 1862 – KIA
Holdridge, William Peck (Henrietta)
Note 17
1837 1860 Co. I, 3rd Michigan Cavalry WC 618,221 1905
Hopper, Edward (Clara N.) 1838 ca. 1860-1865 [PF]
1870
1865-Jan. 1873 [PF]
Co. D, 16th Michigan Infantry WC 687,797 1909
Horton, William McKendree (Loana L.)
Note 24
1843 [PF] 1843 Co. E, 26th Michigan Infantry
Co. B, 118th U.S.C.T.
Co. E, 118th U.S.C.T.
Co. G, 118th U.S.C.T.
WC 796,261 1915
House, Amasa G. (Polly) 1819 1850 Co. B, 1st Michigan Sharpshooters WC 320,684 1871
House, Sanford E. (Loretta) Note 29 1848 1848 [PF],
1850
Co. I, 9th Michigan Infantry WC 905,627 1921
Hutchinson, Orlando Note 32 1844 1850 Co. E, 8th Michigan Cavalry
Co. I, 8th Michigan Cavalry
Co. K, 8th Michigan Cavalry
  1863 – POW
Isham, Reuben B. (mother: Alvira Coffeen) 1840 1860 Co. F, 7th Michigan Infantry (mother) MC 368,936 1864
Johnson, Alfred (Julia) Note 2 1833 1880, 1885 [PF],
1890, 1894
Co. C, 5th Michigan Infantry
Co. I, 5th Michigan Infantry
WC 696,781  
Johnson, Walter F.   1862 Co. I, 3rd Michigan Cavalry    
Johnson, Warren E. [Edward?]
(mother: Adaline Johnson)
1841 1860
Burial (HC-DAR) 1863
Co. I, 6th Michigan Cavalry (mother) MC 70,695 1863 – KIA
Kelley, Daniel (Clarissa J.) 1842 1850, 1860,
1863
Co. K, 8th Cavalry WC 428,252  
Kershner, William H. (Melissa M.) 1840 1880, 1890,
1894, 1900
1910, 1920,
Burial (HC) 1920
Burial (HC-DAR) 1920
Co. I, 7th Michigan Cavalry WC 889,481 1920
Kesler, Willard H. (father: Peter Kesler) 1842 1842 [PF],
1850, 1860,
1862
Burial (PC-DAR)
Co. I, 8th Michigan Infantry (Father) MC 209,293 1865 – Disease
Kirk, James C. (Frances E.)
Note 30
1813 1875-1887 [PF]
Burial (HC) 1887
Burial (HC-DAR)
1891 [sic!]
Co. C, 40th New York Infantry
Co. H, 87th New York Infantry
WC 301,583 1887
Kirk, Nehemiah B. (Clarissa) 1838 1850,
1865 [CMSR],
1868 [PF],
1870
Co. I, 15th Michigan Infantry WC 455,851 1895
Kirk, Newton T. (Mary E.) Note 6 1836 1850, 1860,
1862, 1870
Co. E, 26th Michigan Infantry
Co. H, 118th USCT
Co. F, 124th USCT
WC 693,389  
Kirk, Richard T. 1846 1850, 1880,
1890, 1891,
1894
Co. H, 19th New York Cavalry
Co. E, 4th U.S. Infantry
SC 634,264  
Knapp, Orley D. (Hannah O.)
(Hannah O. Gue, Gdn. of Frank W. Knapp and Floyd E. Knapp; later widow of Leonard Gue)
1834 1860 Co. H, 5th Michigan Cavalry WC 467,578
Note 18
1864 – KIA
Lamb, Aroswell (Coella P.) 1844/45 1850, 1860,
1862, 1870,
1880, 1883,
1890, 1894,
1900, 1910,
Burial (GC-DAR) 1915
Co. E, 26th Michigan Infantry WC 800,376 1915
Lansing, Edward Note 25 1836 1864 [CMSR] Co. D, 5th Michigan Infantry    
Lee, Elbert N. (Eliza) 1834/35 1850 Co. I, 3rd Michigan Infantry WO 829,627 1893
Lee, Spencer D. (Sarah S.) 1837 1850 Co. D, 1st Michigan Cavalry
Co. G, 1st Michigan Cavalry
WC 891,864 1920
Lewis, Gilbert Note 39 1841 Possible 1850 company unassigned, 6th Michigan Cavalry    
Lewis, Warren 1830 1860, 1864 Battery H, 1st Michigan Light Artillery WC 667,280 1908
Lindsley, Frank Robert
aka Robert Corston
(Mary H. Corston)
1847 1890, 1894,
1900, 1910
Co. H, 1st Michigan Cavalry WO 1,098,396 1917
Lyons, Samuel (Elmina) 1843 1894, 1900      
Macomber, Elias A. (Miranda)
varients: Macumber, McOmber; gravestone: McComber
  1864, 1870
Burial (HC) 1878,
Burial (HC-DAR)
Battery H, 1st Michigan Light Artillery WC 487,931 1878
Mahn, Herman [Harman] (Barbara) 1845 1864 [CMSR] Co. K, 29th Michigan Infantry WC 608,799 1905
Maneypenny, Thomas
(August Kringel, guardian of Charles Manypenny, a minor)
1838 1862 Co. I, 22 Michigan Infantry MC 770,119 1903
Marsh, Edward C.   1864 Co. H, 8th Michigan Infantry SC 58,858  
Martin, Ezra M. (Clara D.) 1841/42 1861, 1880,
1890, 1894
1900
Co. I, 8th Michigan Infantry XC 2,677,171  
Martin, Gideon M. [W.?] 1836 1870
Burial (PC),
Burial (PC-DAR)
company unassigned, 15th Michigan Infantry SC 419,391 1908
Massey [Massy], Henry R. Note 23 1832   Co. C, 16th Michigan Infantry C 2,457,401 1921
Maudlin, John (Sarah A.)
19th century handwriting may appear to record the
name as these varients: Mandlin, Mandling
Note 20
1826 1865, 1870,
1880, 1890,
1894, 1900,
Burial (HC) 1901
Co. I, 16th Michigan Infantry WC 528,040 1901
Maxfield, George 1839 1860,
1865 [PF]
Co. D, 16th Michigan Infantry SC 770,455 1916
Maxfield, Levi H. Note 15 1840/42 1850, 1860 Co. H, 22nd Michigan Infantry WC 709,527 1910
May, William J.   bef. 1864 Battery H, 1st Michigan Light Artillery SC 380,967  
McFail, William (Henrietta)   (widow:
1870, 1883)
Co. I, 22nd Michigan Infantry WC 96,551  
Mercer, Charles H. 1821 1860, 1870,
1880, 1890,
1894, 1900
Burial (HC) 1903,
Burial (HC-DAR) 1903
Co. I, 5th Michigan Infantry SO 1,253,064 1903
Merrill, Hiram   1864 Co. B, 8th Michigan Veteran Infantry SC 189,322  
Miller, Charles   1864, 1890 Co. B, 8th Michigan Infantry SC 639,098  
Morgan, Josiah G. (Avis J.) 1836/37 1850 Co. G, 8th Michigan Cavalry
Co. H, 8th Michigan Cavalry
WC 538,441 1901
Mountain, William 1835/37 1910
Burial (HC),
Burial (HC-DAR)
Co. L, 15th New York Engineers SC 685,494  
Murdock, Calvin (Lucy Ann) 1833 1864 Co. B, 8th Michigan Infantry WC 63,959 1864
Murdock, Charles (Elizabeth M.) 1843 1864 Co. B, 8th Michigan Infantry WC 780,558 1914
Newberry, George H.
(mother: Sally Ann)
1842 1861 Co. K, 9th Michigan Infantry (Mother) MC 16,515 1862
Nichols, Henry Walter (Sarah)   1870, 1890,
1894
Co. A, 10th Michigan Infantry
Co. H, 10th Michigan Infantry
WC 838,750  
Nicholson, Alexander (Flora) 1845 1910 Co. G, 2nd Michigan Infantry
Co. F, 17th Michigan Infantry
WC 899,214  
Norton, Bradley K. (Mary A.) 1821 1860, 1864 Co. A, 3rd Michigan Cavalry WC 32,813 1864
O’Connell, Patrick (Julia A.) 18__ 1883 Co. B, 8th Michigan Infantry WC 335,394 1887
Palmer, Enos 1836 1860,
1865 [CMSR],
Burial (HC) 1913
Co. I, 15th Michigan Infantry SC 817,481 1913
Parshall, Asa (Mary J.) 1844 1861, 1880,
1883
Co. I, 8th Michigan Infantry WO 1,544,777  
Parshall, Chancy (Mary J.) 1834 1864 Co. B, 8th Michigan Infantry SC 415,001 1902
Parshall, Lyman 1838 1880, 1890,
1891, 1894,
1900, 1910
Burial (HC) 1915,
Burial (HC-DAR) 1915
Co. D, 19th New York Cavalry SC 336,622 1915
Parshall, Richard E.   1883 Co. A, 6th Michigan Cavalry SC 100,748  
Pease, Charles H. 1838 1863 Co. I, 2nd Cavalry “No Pension” 1864
Phelps, Henry P.   1883 Co. D, 66th Illinois Infantry SC 191,757  
Philips, Edward H. 1840 1840 [CMSR] Co. H, 5th Michigan Cavalry “No Pension” 1864 – KIA
Philips, Richard   1864 Co. K, 102nd USCT    
Phillips, Alvah T. (Charlotte J.) 1835 1850, 1864 Battery H, 1st Michigan Light Artillery WC 792,403  
Price, James R. (Mary A.) 1833 1860, 1861 Co. I, 3rd Michigan Cavalry WC 236,063  
Purdy, Charles Jr. 1842 1860, 1862 Co. E, 26th Michigan Infantry
A & C 50th NY Engineers
1st Lt., H 9th Louisiana Colored A Infantry
1st Lt., H 81st USCT
SC 363,164 1918
Reese, James H. (Julia E.)   1864 Co. B, 8th Michigan Infantry WC 624,965  
Reynolds, Elisha   1864 Co. K, 29th Michigan Infantry
Co. K, 139th Ohio Infantry
C 2,550,483  
Rogers, Edwin (Sarah) 1836 1860 Co. I, 3rd Michigan Cavalry WC 643,013 1907
Rossetter, John O. (Julia) Note 6 1822/25 1850, 1860,
1861,1870,
1880, 1883,
Burial (HC) 1887,
Burial (HC-DAR)
Co. I, 9th Michigan Infantry SC 249,776 1887
Ruppert, Christian William
(Caroline)
varient: Rupert Note 11
1835 “1863” Co. E, 2nd Michigan Cavalry
Co. F, 2nd Michigan Cavalry
WC 246,500 1876
Russell, Timothy   1864 Co. B, 8th Michigan Infantry “No Pension”  
Ryness, George
(mother: Betsey Woodcock) Note 33
1842 1850 Co. A, 14th Michigan Infantry
Co. D, 29th Michigan Infantry
(mother) MC 303,222 1864 – Disease
Ryness, Russell (Sarah: pension denied her) 1820 1850 Co. G, 3rd Michigan Cavalry SC 287,306 1902
Ryness, Walter S. 1842 1850 Co. I, 8th Michigan Infantry SC 841,544 1927
Sayers, James Note 36 1845/48 1860, 1864,
1870, 1880,
Burial (HC) 1894
Burial (HC-DAR) 1894
Battery H, 1st Michigan Light Artillery SC 509,451 1894
Sayers, John
(mother: Hannah Sayres) Note 36
1842 1860, 1864 Co. I, 3rd Michigan Cavalry (mother) MC 85,000 1865
Sayers, Samuel (Marian) Note 6 1837 1860
Note 10
Battery H, 1st Michigan Light Artillery WC 761,590 1913
Seaman, Edward M. (Arlie)
Note 12
1846/48 1850, 1860,
1865-1868 [PF]
Co. A, 3rd Michigan Cavalry XC 2,626,488 1929
Skinner, Addison D. (Minerva) 1831 1860, 1864 Co. E, 8th Michigan Infantry WC 33,375 1864
Slocum, Henry P. Note 28 1848 Burial (HC) 1864,
Burial (HC-DAR) 1864
company unassigned, 8th Michigan Cavalry   1864 – Disease
Slocum, Lucius (Phebe Ellen) 1842 1850,
1861 [CMSR, PF]
Battery H, 1st Michigan Light Artillery WC 970,238 1925
Slocum, Zina B. (minor Henry P.) 1820 1860, 1861 Battery H, 1st Michigan Light Artillery MC 76,488  
Smith, David C.   bef. 1863, 1890 Co. I, 3rd Michigan Cavalry SC 232,613  
Smith, Reuben C. (Alice E.)   1862 Co. I, 22nd Michigan Infantry WC 860,702 1918
Smith, William George (Julia) Note 6 1835 1860, 1862 Co. E, 26th Michigan Infantry WC 644,060 1903
Snell, Gordon 1839 Burial (GC-DAR) 1861     1861 – Disease?
Southwick, Myron H. 1842   Co. H, 8th Michigan Infantry
Co. I, 8th Michigan Infantry
SC 353,792 1929
Stebbins, Harding 1824/25 1880, 1883 Co. C, 9th Michigan Cavalry SC 208,613  
Stevens, Harvey R.
(Minors: Alviso Berdet Stevens & Naomi Menora Stevens; Guardian: Beriah G. Smith)
1819 Burial (PC) 1864,
Burial (PC-DAR) 1864
Battery L, 8th New York Heavy Artillery MC 50,950 1864 – Wounds
Stevens, Henry J.
(mother: Grace L. Stevens)
1845 Burial (PC) 1865,
Burial (PC-DAR) 1865
Co. H, 11th Michigan Infantry (2nd Org.) (mother) MC 346,585 1865 – Disease
Stevens, John H. [Hillman?] (Una) Note 14 1835 1863 [CMSR],
1863 [PF],
1865-1866 [PF]
Co. G, 5th Michigan Infantry
Co. I, 5th Michigan Infantry
Co. K, 5th Michigan Infantry <!–CLAIRE: check this
Co. K, 9th U.S. Veteran Volunteer Infantry –>
WC 456,705 1892
Stevens, Joseph (Polly) 1831 1860, 1861,
1870, 1890
Co. F, 15th Michigan Infantry WO 359,715  
Stewart, Martin V. (Harriet)
S. W. Pittengen, Gdn. of Helen Stewart
1835 1860, 1861 Co. I, 3rd Michigan Cavalry MC 38,485 1864
Tenney, Charles W. (Jane W.) 1838 bef. 1866 Co. I, 3rd Michigan Cavalry
Co. M, 3rd Michigan Cavalry
SC 304,827  
Tisdale, Thomas A. 1831   Battery H, 1st Michigan Light Artillery SC 544,040 1905
Tock, Orson W., M.D. (Ella)     Co. H, 22nd Michigan Infantry WC 763,570 1913
Vescelius, Squire (Theresa) 1842 1880, 1890,
1894, 1900
Burial (HC) 1917
Burial (HC-DAR) 1917
Co. I, 30 Michigan Infantry WC 835,227 1917
Vorce, Henry
(Lucius Cleveland, guardian of minor child)
1829 1890 Co. D, 16th Michigan Infantry MC 360,576  
Wallace, Samuel 1835/38 1865, 1870,
1880, 1883,
1890, 1894
Co. H, 15th Michigan Infantry SC 184,662  
Walsh, James (Bridget) 1839 1864 Co. I, 3rd Michigan Cavalry WC 631,933 1904
Walsh, Thomas H. (Mary J.)   Burial (HC) 1895,
Burial (HC-DAR)
Co. G, 13th New York G.M. Infantry WC 473,518 1895
Ward, Charles A. (Clarissa)   1890 Co. C, 91st Ohio Infantry WC 748,218  
Waste, John Pratt, M.D. (Hellen S.) 1838 1860
Note 3
193rd Ohio Infantry WC 627,791 1906
Waterman, Asa E. 1844 1860, 1864, 1870 Battery H, 1st Michigan Light Artillery SC 836,081 1916
Waterman, Wallace S. Note 13 1846 1860 company unassigned, 10th Michigan Infantry    
Welch, John S. (Mary)   1864 Co. B, 8th Michigan Infantry WC 728,042  
Welch [Welsh/Walsh], Philip (Julia) 1821 1860 Co. I, 3rd Michigan Cavalry WC 115,475 1864 – Disease
Whalen, David 1830 1850, 1860,
1862 [CMSR],
Burial (HC-DAR) 1863
Co. I, 6th Michigan Cavalry “No Pension” 1863 – KIA
Whalen, Hiram A.
(mother: Sallie Whalen)
1843 1843 [CMSR],
1850
Co. I, 6th Michigan Cavalry (mother) MO 239,432 1864 – POW
White, George A. (Ella A.)   1883 Co. B, 38th Ohio Infantry WC 943,150  
Wildt, Frederick   1862 Battery H, 1st Michigan Light Artillery SC 510,722  
Willett, John P. (Harriet) 1824 1864 Co. I, 8th Michigan Infantry WC 65,047 1865
Williams, John G. Note 38 1842 1864
Burial (HC) 1865
Battery H, 1st Michigan Light Artillery “No Pension” 1865 – Disease
Wilmarth, William H. [Henry?] Harrison
Note 27
1841 1860,
Burial (PC) 1865
Burial (PC-DAR) 1865
Co. C, 1st Michigan Cavalry SO 42,008 1865
Woods, John Note 20 1844 1894, 1920
Burial (HC) 1925
Burial (HC-DAR) 1925
Co. B, 15th Michigan Infantry SC 354,574 1925
Worthington, Albert 1839   Co. D, 15th Michigan Infantry “No Pension”  
Worthington, James A. 1837 1860 Co. F, 9th Michigan Infantry SC 465,588 1910

Notes

Note 1. In a deposition dated 24 Mar. 1890, William F. Eaton said that “For six or seven years prior to enlistment I resided with my parents in Hartland Township Livingston Co Mich. We lived on a small farm & I worked in the neighborhood at farm work.” In an affidavit dated 26 July 1888, Giles Ross of Hartland (with whom Eaton resided in 1880) called him “Frank” Eaton. In a Declaration for pension dated 15 July 1918, William F. Eaton says he resided at Hartland, Livingston Co., Michigan, 1865-1873; Reading, Michigan, 1873-1878; Highland, Oakland Co., Michigan, 1878-Apr. 12, 1911, and the Michigan Soldiers Home since that date. In an earlier Declaration for Pension, 22 May 1912, Eaton provides different information: Livingston Co., Michigan, 1865-1890; Oakland Co., Michigan, 1890-1911; and Kent Co., Michigan, since 1911.

Note 2. Affidavits in his pension file show him in Hartland in 1885; Parshallville, 1890 and 1893. He married, second, in Parshallville, 22 Sept. 1886, to Julia E. Parshall, age 25, of Hartland.

Note 3. In the 1860 census, John Pratt Waste, a medical student, is enumerated in the household of Dr. William McCullar Hayford as “John P. Weste.” This was incorrectly transcribed as “John P. Webb” in Kernie L. King, ed., 1860 Federal Census and Mortality Schedule, Livingston County, Michigan (Howell, MI: Livingston County Genealogical Society, third printing, 1997). Dr. Hayford was named for his grandfather, Rev. William McCullar.

Note 4. Coe’s pension file contains an affidavit dated 12 July 1900, by Sarah A. Jacobs, age 63, of Bancroft, Michigan, which states that Coe came to Brighton, Michigan, about 1852 from New York State in company with Jackson Coe [his brother]; that Coe lived with Jacobs’ father’s family in Brighton from 1852 until 1854; that Coe moved with Jacobs’ father’s family to Hartland in 1854 and lived with them until he enlisted in the War of the Rebellion; after Coe returned from the war he married his first wife, Emma Willis, also known as Emma Stewart; that Coe and his first wife lived with Jacobs’ father’s family for some time [unspecified]; and that Coe’s first wife died in 1874 or 1875. An affidavit by James Coe, dated 2 March 1881, indicates he resided at Fenton, Genessee Co., Mich from 1865 to 1871; then at Detroit until 1876; then in Fenton Co., Mich until January 1881. Subsequently, he resided at the National Soldiers Home in Dayton, Ohio, and later in New York State, where he died.

Note 5. The pension file for the minor children of George R. Griswold is indexed under Frederick S. Griswold, apparently due to confusion by Pension Office personnel. There is no pension index card for George R. Griswold himself. On 8 April 1864, the Livingston County Probate Court appointed Frederick S. Griswold, age 56, guardian of the minor children of George R. Griswold; after Frederick’s death, the court on 12 Mar. 1865 appointed Martin V. Russell as guardian. George R. Griswold is referred to as being “of Hartland” both (1) in the Probate Court’s appointment of Frederick S. Griswold as guardian and (2) in the record of the 31 Oct. 1851 marriage of George Griswold, age 24, of Hartland, to Nancy Griswold, age 18, of Osceola.

Note 6. Letters from this man are included in the Robert Crouse Collection, Civil War Military Collections, Michigan Historical Collections (MHC), at the Bentley Historical Library, 1150 Beal Avenue, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-2113, which is part of the University of Michigan.

Note 7. T288 shows name as Pheroas P. Chambers, but he clearly wrote his own name as Pheroras.

Note 8. Alvin N. Hale and Sanford S. Hale, ages 25 and 14, respectively, on the 1860 census of Hartland, enlisted as Alvin/Elvin N. Hale and Sandford S./Sanford L. Hale, ages 29 and 19, respectively, at Highland (Elvin) and Milford (Sandford) in Aug. 1862 and deserted 18 Oct. 1862 from Detroit. The Provost Marshal never apprehended them.

Note 9. John Beaumont identified himself as a resident of Hartland in an affidavit dated 15 Feb. 1884 in Elisha Griswold’s pension file. In Beaumont’s own pension file, his Declaration for Pension, dated 21 Feb. 1907, indicates he had resided from 1882 to 1886 in Livingston County, but does not specify which township.

Note 10. Samuel Sayers enlisted at Hartland, 20 Oct. 1861, by Q. Foster; reenlisted 1 Jan. 1864; arrested at Hartland, 1 or 2 June 1864, his furlough having expired on 22 or 28 May 1864; he had remained in Hartland because he “was taking care of Lieut. of Same Batt. who is sick.” After his honorable discharge at Vicksburg, MS, 31 Dec. 1863, he returned to Hartland to reside until about 1867. An affidavit in Sayers’ pension file by William Lousbury, dated 16 May 1887, indicates “That in the spring of 1867 I worked for Samuel Sayers … who had moved from Hartland, Michigan to Maple Grove, Michigan….”

Note 11. Freeman Mapes of Hartland was drafted but avoided military service by procuring Christian Rupert [Ruppert] to serve as his substitute. Rupert was probably not a Hartland resident but his enlistment was “credited to Hartland” since he served in place of Mapes.

Note 12. Henry S. Chapin of Fenton was drafted but avoided military service by procuring Edward M. Seaman [Seamen] to serve as his substitute. Seaman [Seamen] was “credited to Fenton” since he served in place of Chapin.

Note 13. Alexander McPherson of Howell was drafted but avoided military service by procuring Wallace S. Waterman to serve as his substitute. Waterman was “credited to Howell” since he served in place of McPherson.

Note 14. John H. Stevens’ CMSR indicates he received a severe gunshot wound to the right thigh at the Battle of Gettysburg, 2 July 1863, and returned to his home in Hartland until sometime in Oct. 1863. Stevens’ pension file adds more details. In an affidavit dated 6 Oct. 1898, John N. Weaver said his father, C. A. Weaver, kept a hotel at Hartland from 1854 to 1869, except for the period April 1861 to April 1862, and that John H. Stevens “did make his home at said Hotel previous to his enlistment and was there during a good share of his time while wounded and that he came back there when he received his discharge from the Army in 1865. … [Stevens] staid … untill the next summer … until he moved to East Tawas, Mich. to live….” In an affidavit dated 6 Oct. 1898, Mary J. Stevens, wife of Charles H. Stevens [John’s brother], said that John H. Stevens returned from the Army in 1865 and “made it his home at Hartland for some time after his discharge … and was at my house very often….”

Note 15. In an affidavit dated 20 Jan. 1885, Levi Maxfield stated: “That he lived in Hartland, Livingston Co., Mich., from one year old till two years before enlistment, then in Highland, Oakland Co., Mich., till enlistment. That since discharge he lived in said Highland till Dec. 1881, when he moved to Owosso [Shiawassee Co., Mich.].”

Note 16. Morris D. Brainard of Hartland was drafted but avoided military service by procuring John Dubois, apparently a resident of Pontiac, Michigan, to serve as his substitute. Dubois was “credited to Hartland” since he served in place of Brainard.

Note 17. William Peck Holdridge was born in Macomb, Michigan; he was credited to Holly, Michigan, upon his re-enlistment, 19 Jan. 1864.

Note 18. Orley D. Knapp’s enlistment paper in his CMSR shows he was credited to White Lake Twp., Oakland Co., Michigan, upon his enrollment, 5 Jan. 1864, when he was 28 [sic]. His widow, Hannah, applied for a widow’s pension and minor’s pension on behalf of their two children. On 10 Oct. 1866, she married Leonard L. Gue, a veteran of Co. F, 4th Michigan Infantry; Co. G, 1st Michigan Infantry; and Co. C, 6th Veterans Reserve Corps, at which point her own pension would have ceased. She applied for a widow’s pension after Gue’s death in 1896. At that point (most likely) the Pension Office combined the papers from the “Orley D. Knapp pension file” (MC 100,319 according to T288 and T289) with the “Leonard Gue pension file” (WC 467,578). By way of explanation, pension papers for a veteran, his widow(s) and minor children (if any) were kept by the Pension Office as one file. Over time, however, the file number would change depending upon the type of pension and its status. The index cards in T288 and T289 relating to Orley D. Knapp do not indicate the consolidation of “his” file with Gue’s file, and there is no cross-reference card among the pension files.

Note 19. Martin Chrispell was 18 years old when he enlisted, so he needed his father’s signed consent on his enlistment form, which also provides evidence of Martin’s residence at Hartland in 1864: “I, James Chrispell of Tyrone, Livingston Co., do certify that I am the Father of Martin Chrispell; that the said Martin Chrispell is eighteen years of age; and I do hereby freely give my consent to his volunteering as a soldier in the Army of the United States for the period of three years and that the said Martin Chrispell is a resident of Hartland and I consent to his being credited to said Town of Hartland. Given at [blank] the fifth day of January A.D. 1864 (signed) James Chrispell (witness:) Henry P. Crouse.”

Note 20. Edward N. Clark of Hartland was drafted but avoided military service by procuring John Maudlin to serve as his substitute. Maudlin was “credited to Hartland” since he served in place of Clark. Maudlin’s CMSR is filed under Mandling because the enlisting officer’s “u” in Maudlin looks like an “n” and he added a “g” to the end of the surname, then crossed it out. Maudlin himself signed by mark. In an affidavit in John Maudlin’s pension file, dated 4 Sept. 1901, John Woods [of Hartland, and of Co. B, 15th Michigan Infantry], identifies himself as the brother of John Maudlin’s widow, Sarah Adelaide (Woods) Maudlin.

Note 21. In an affidavit in his pension file dated 31 Jan. 1881, Edward Hopper said that “during the five years preceeding his enlistment he resided in the township of Hartland … and … was engaged in the occupation of farming. That when he was discharged from the army he returned to said town of Hartland and continued to reside there until about the month of January 1873 when he removed to the township of Tyrone in said county of Livingston and resided there two years, when he removed to the township of Chesaning, Saginaw county, Michigan, where he has continued to reside until the present time….”

Note 22. George H. Cook of Hartland was drafted but avoided military service by procuring Benjamin L. Cook [his younger brother] to serve as his substitute. In a letter to the pension office, 21 Nov. 1887, Benjamin Cook said “My post office address has been Hartland Livingston Co., Mich., up till 1881, since 1881 it has been Birch Run, Saginaw Co., Mich.”

Note 23. John Scollon of Hartland was drafted but avoided military service by procuring Henry R. Massey to serve as his substitute. Massey was “credited to Hartland” since he served in place of Scollon. His CMSR is filed and indexed under “Massey” but his pension is indexed under “Massy.”

Note 24. William M. Horton’s Declaration for Pension, dated 20 May 1912, indicates “he was born Livingston Co., 1843, at Hartland” and that following the war he lived at Oceola, Dec. 1865 to Aug. 1870; Rockford, Mich., Aug. 1870 to Sept. 1871; Fowlersville, Mich., 1871 to 1912. In an affidavit dated 30 Dec. 1912, Lewis Cobley writes “that He has this Day Examined the Family Bible of the Late John G. Horton Father of William M. Horton In Whose Custody the said Bible now is. That the Bible was Published at Hartford (no state) by D. F. Robinson and H. F. Summers In 1834 and Therein I find the Name of William McKendree Horton Born Sept 8 1843 and there are no erasures or alterations in the Records which are very much faded and appear to have been made many years ago.”

Note 25. Edward Lansing “of Hartland Mich.” enlisted at Hartland, 26 Jan. 1864, according to the enlistment paper in his CMSR. He never reported for duty and was “dropped from rolls as deserter, Nov. 24, 1864,” but was never apprehended.

Note 26. Lucius Cleveland was arrested 20 March 1865, at Hartand as a deserter. “Says he had a furlough to leave at Chattanooga to go to his home in Van Buren Co. Mich. dated June 16, [18]64 & failed to report at expiration of furlough.” Records in the CMSR indicate the furlough was extended a number of times. He rejoined his company 21 May 1865, and apparently the matter was resolved as he mustered out with his company at Louisville, Kentucky, 25 July 1865.

Note 27. The pension file for William H. [Henry?] Harrison Wilmarth does not appear to be in NARA custody; it cannot be located under the index number shown in T288 and T289 (SO 42,008). According to his CMSR, he enlisted at Oakland, Michigan, 19 Aug. 1861, age 20.

Note 28. Henry Slocum enlisted and mustered in 3 June 1864 at Jackson, Michigan, but died 9 July 1864 the Post [military] Hospital at Jackson due to “pneumonia typohoides” before having an opportunity to join his regiment. His foster mother, Harriett Montgomery, received and signed a receipt for Henry’s personal property on 11 July 1864, consisting of 1 cap, 1 uniform jacket, 1 blouse, 1 pair rowsers, 3 flannel shirts, 1 pair boots, 2 pairs socks, 1 blanket, 1 pocket book, 1 vest, 1 house wife [sic], 1 silver watch, and $5.00.

It is possible Henry originally joined in 1863. One of the cards in the CMSR indicates that “Henry Slocumb” [sic] was arrested at Hartland, July 21, 1863 [sic], but was not charged. Henry got “released” by request of his foster mother who wrote a letter to the military authorities on July 26 [year not indicated]. Her spelling and capitalization are retained, but punctuation has been added:

Hartland July 26
Cornel Smi
dear sir: it is with a good of deal of in bairsment not bean uste to such bisness but I an aloan woman and now one to due for mee. I hav hav too brothers dy in this war and I am left all aloan but this little boy he is all I got. iam hs gardean and mother. he is father is ded and motherlis. I left him last winter on visit to indani and the furst I heard he had inlised I Come rite back to mount Clemons and the Cornel giv him him rit up. I asked him for auten but he said that he was not muster in and was now nead of any he was Catnap and Caried away. the boy was not but forteean and help. he was pursuaid off by boyes. So send him hom with out troble. I am awidoe and heis lusen time in the harvest. Harriet montgomery. Henry Slocum is the boy. you see by my riten that I am I fift years oald and am not well.

Translation:

Hartland July 26
Colonel Smith
Dear Sir: It is with a good deal of embarrassment not being used to such business, but I am a lone woman and no one to do for me. I have had two brother die in this war and I am left all alone but [for] this little boy, he is all I got. I am his guardian and [foster] mother. His father is dead and [he is] motherless. I left him [in Michigan] last winter on a visit to Indiana and the first [time] I heard he had enlisted I came right back to Mount Clemons and asked the Colonel to give him up. I asked him often but he said that he [Henry] was not mustered in and was now needed [or not needed?]. He was kidnapped and carried away. The boy was not but fourteen [sic] and helpless. He was pursuaded by boys. So send him home without trouble. I am a widow and he is losing time in the harvest. (signed) Harriet Montgomery. Henry Slocum is the boy. You see by my writing that I am fifty years old and am not well.

The reverse side of this note has the endorsement, “Discharged by Col. Smith, July 29, 1863 [sic], belonged to 8 Cav.”

Note 29. Sanford E. House, son of Amasa G. House, indicates in two Declarations for Pension, dated 20 May 1912 and 20 May 1914, that he was born in Hartland, 20 May 1848. He also indicates this on a Form 3-389 (a standard questionnaire about his birth, marriage(s), and children), completed 7 May 1915.

Note 30. In an affidavit dated 2 Sept. 1885, James Kirk says “that from period of Discharge in 1864 to 1875, his residence was in Brooklyn, N.Y. and his occupation was that of a laborer. In 1875 he removed to Hartand….” In an affidavit dated 6 Aug. 1885, he says, “since leaving the service [he] has resided in the city of Brooklyn N.Y. and in Oceola, state of Michigan….” and that his current “residence and Post office address is Hartland….” In the 6 Aug. 1885 affidavit he says that “at 2d Bull Run Battle Va. the 87th N.Y. vols was cut to peices, taken prisioner & the survivors were consolidated with the 40th New York Infty….”

Note 31. The CMSR for Philip Welch/Welsh/Walsh is filed under the name Philip Welch, and indicates he was not assigned to any company in the 3rd Michigan Cavalry. His pension file indicates assignment to Company I.

Note 32. Further research is necessary to verify if this Orlando Hutchinson is the same as Orlando Huchinson, age 6, of Hartland in 1850. The CMSR for this man indicates his age inconsistently as 27 and as 19. He enrolled at Flint, 2 Mar. 1863, and died of pneumonia as a POW either at Andersonville or in a Richmond, Va., hospital, 15 Oct. 1863.

Note 33. In T288, George Ryness’ mother’s name is given as Patsey Woodcock, but all records in the file, as well as her own signature, show her name to be Betsey.

Note 34. For more information, see “William R. Gannon: A Livingston County Civil War Veteran,” Quarterly Newsletter (Livingston County Genealogical Society), Vol. 13, No. 4 (Spring 1999): 478, and “William R. Gannon Tells About the Winter of 1895 in Livingston County,” Quarterly Newsletter (Livingston County Genealogical Society), Vol. 18, No. 1 (Summer 2003): 4.

Note 35. This man clearly signed his name as Henry C. Andrus, but his CMSR was filed under Henry C. Andrews. Records in the CMSR report his surname as Andrews, Andress, and Andrus. Although “credited to Hartland” he lived in Highland, Michigan, until 1883, then in Brown Co., South Dakota.

Note 36. For further information about this family, see “Robert and Hannah Sayers Family of Hartland Township,” Quarterly Newsletter (Livingston County Genealogical Society), Vol. 18, No. 3 (Winter 2003): 15-16.

Note 37. For further information about this family , see “Marriage Record for Hubbard W. Franklin and Hester Lewis of Hartland Township,” Quarterly Newsletter (Livingston County Genealogical Society), Vol. 19, No. 4 (Spring 2005): 5-6.

Note 38. There were two men in the 1st Michigan Light Artillery named John G. Williams; the man in Battery G survived the war and lived in Muir, Ionia Co., Michigan, 1892-97. The Hartland man, in Battery H, enlisted 12 Sept. 1864, but never saw active duty with his unit; he returned home sick and died of “tuberculousus consumption” at his parents’ home in Hartland, 8 May 1865.

Note 39. Deserter arrested at Iosco, 26 July 1863; age 22, farmer, b. at Ulster Co. NY, enlisted at Genoa, Sept. 1862, “name not taken up in muster rolls of co. or regt.” Truly, not enough information available currently to know if this man is the same person as the 9 year old of the same name at Hartland, 1850.

Recruiting at Hartland

During the war, recruiting and enlisting of men occurred at thousands of towns across the North, including at Hartland. Some of the Hartland men who served were enrolled at Hartland, but most enrolled at Howell, Jackson, Fenton, or elsewhere. Some of the men who enrolled at Hartland were actually residents of other townships and may, as a result, be shown as “from Hartland” on some published or internet lists.

This section lists men who enrolled at Hartland by date, then by name. Comments on their place of residence will be included if available. The dates of enrollment and places of residence are usually from the man’s Compiled Military Service Record or, sometimes, from his pension file.

Year Date of Enrollment Name and Residence
1861 Sept. 23 Newberry, George. Refer to above list.
Sept. 26 DeWitt, Joseph. Refer to above list.
Oct. 20 Sayers, Samuel. Refer to above list.
Nov. 15 Griswold, William, age 40; enlisted in Battery H, 1st Michigan Light Artillery; discharged for disability, 24 July 1862; arrested as a “deserter” at Fentonville, 15 Feb. 1865, “age 59.” Refer to above list.
Dec. 8 Slocum, Lucius. Refer to above list
1862 Jan. 1 Tisdale, Thomas A. Refer to above list.

Waterman, Asa E. Refer to above list.

1864 Jan. 4 Walsh, James. Refer to above list.
Jan. 5 Chrispell, Martin. Refer to above list.
Jan. 23 Goucher, Homer. Refer to above list. Since Homer was 18, his father, Austin Goucher, signed his enlistment paper, giving consent to Homer volunteering and that he “be credited to Hartland.”
Jan. 26 Lansing, Edward. Refer to above list.
Feb. 16 Southwick, Myron. Refer to above list.
Feb. 25 Fawcet [Fawcett, Fawsett], Robert, age 45, resident of Deerfield; enlisted in Co. B, 8th Michigan Infantry; later served in Co. E, 11th Veterans Reserve Corps
Sept. 12 Phillips, Alvah T. Refer to above list.
Oct. 8 Lewis, Warren. Refer to to above list.
1865 Mar. 28 Maudlin, John [CMSR filed under Mandling, John]. Refer to above list.
Mar. 29 Massey, Henry R. Refer to above list. CMSR indicates he was “drafted and mustered in” at Hartland Mar. 29, but his enlistment paper is dated Mar. 28 [or 29] at Pontiac.

Maxfield, George. Refer to above list.

Mar. 30 Cook, Benjamin L. Refer to above list.


Corrections!

Sometimes published sources contain errors. This is the case with the old transcript done many years ago (1950) by members of the Daughters of the American Revolution of gravestones in Griswold Cemetery published as “Griswold Cemetery,” in Michigan DAR GRC Report, Series 1, Vol. 233: Rural Cemeteries of Livingston County, Michigan, Vol. 3, which is found in the DAR Library, Washington, DC, and elsewhere.

In the 1950 DAR Griswold Cemetery transcript, there is an entry for this gravestone: “Doct. Major Curtis died Aug 11, 1861 aged 25Yrs 5Mo” and the transcript alleges Civil War service. However, Emma Winegarner re-read this gravestone in November 2005 and found that the age was actually 75 years, 5 months. The stone next to it read, “In Memory of / Ana B / wife of Major Curtis / died Aug 22, 1839 / Agd 53Yrs.” It therefore appears that “Doct. Major Curtis” was probably a War of 1812 veteran.

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