This segment of the 1890 census is more formally known as the "Eleventh Census of the United States, Special Schedule, Surviving Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines and Widows, Etc." The information gathered on surviving veterans was deemed necessary by Congress due to changes in the pension law extending benefits to a wider range of veterans and widows. The veteran or widow was asked to provide the regiment(s) and company served in, dates of service, and current health status of the veteran. Experienced genealogists know that the regular 1890 census of the United States was destroyed in a fire several decades later, with material from only a few scattered counties throughout the U.S. surviving.

The information below was transcribed from a photocopy made from the microfilm. Lewis County researchers are fortunate that the greater portion of the Lewis County 1890 Vets Census is legible, although some towns are light or faded. Highmarket had the least number of surviving veterans and widows. We hope you find this information valuable. If your Civil War ancestor is listed, his military and pension records can be ordered from the National Archives, using the company and regiment given below.

Surviving Soldiers, Sailors and Marines, and Widows etc.
Town of Highmarket, Lewis County, N.Y.
Enumerated in June 1890

House 1, Family 1
MULKINS, Albert F., Cor., Co. F, 186th N.Y. Inf., Sept. 1, 1864 - June 20, 1865

House 26, Family 26
COLLINS, Patrick H., Priv., Co. A, 59th N.Y. Inf., Feb. 7, 1864 - Jul. 7, 1865
Constableville, shot in right hand

House 47, Family 47
BACKER, Rodney, Priv., Co. F, 186th N.Y. Inf., Sept. 3, 1864 - Jun. (Jan.?) 2, 1865
Constableville, Rheumatism & deafness

House 54, Family 54
LOFTIS, Patrick, Priv., Co. M, 4th Prov.(?) N.Y. Cav., Dec. 26, 1863 - Nov. 29, 1865
Constableville, Rheumatism

House 89, Family 89
FLANAGAN Thomas (Thomas FLANERY, alias), Priv., Co. C, 108th Ill. (Peoria) Inf., Jun. 10, 1861 - Mar. 20, 1862
Highmarket, Cut on Shoulder & Rheumatism; Remarks - reenlisted Co. H Light Art. Tenn.

House 102, Family 102
NUGENT, Andrew, Priv., Co. C, 59th N.Y. Inf., Jan. 1, 1864 - Jun. 1, 1865
Highmarket, Shot in left leg; Remarks - 9 mos in Andersonville Prison (this entry might be a continuation of the one above)

House 116, Family 118
KEOHAN, Patrick, Priv., Co. K, 5th N.Y. Heavy Art., Aug. 29, 1862 - Jul. 8, 1865
Constableville, Fever sore in head

Source: This electronic text was transcribed from original microfilm of the 1890 US census by Martha S. Magill, Coordinator, Herkimer/Montgomery Counties NYGenWeb. Due to the difficulties in transcribing old and stylized handwriting, the original census should be referred to.
Copyright © 2001 Martha S. Magill

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