SURVIVING CIVIL WAR VETERANS AND WIDOWS
FROM THE
TOWN OF MARTINSBURGH, LEWIS COUNTY, N.Y.


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. 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 Martinsburgh, Lewis County, N.Y.
Enumerated in June 1890

House 9, Family 9
BURK, Thomas, Private & 1st Lieu., Co. H, 97th N.Y. Inf., Jan. 2, 1862 - Jun. 9, 1865
West Martinsburgh, N.Y., prison at Libby, VA, Dansville, Saulsbury NC, Reinlisted Veteran & Promoted for galantry

House 12, Family 12

GOWDY, Charles H, Private, Co. I, 1 N.Y. Inf., Mar. 28, 1862 - Jun. 6, 1863
West Martinsburgh, N.Y., Rhumatism, Liver & Kidneys affected & varicose

House 12, Family 12

GOWDY, Charles H, Sarjent, Co. L, 14th N.Y. Heavy Art., Dec. 3, 1863 - Sep. 12, 1865
West Martinsburgh, N.Y., Rhumatism, Liver & Kidneys affected & varicose, Reenlisted Veteran

House 17, Family 17

BELLINGER, Samuel, Private, Co. D, 146th N.Y. Inf., Oct. 3, 1863 - May 18, 1865
West Martinsburgh, N.Y., Typhoid Pneumonia, Discharged on account of disability

House 21, Family 21

JOHNSON, Francis H., Private, Co. I, 5th N.Y. H. Ar., Aug. 18, 1862 - Sep. 13, 1865
West Martinsburgh, N.Y., Rhumatism, Discharged on account of disability as totally unfit for the invalid corps

House 29, Family 29

SHEPHERD, Edwin H., Corporal, Co. K, 5th N.Y. Hy. Ar., Jan. 5, 1864 - Jul. 19, 1865
West Martinsburgh, N.Y., Discharged on account of the closing of the war

House 31, Family 31

PASSAGE, Henry, Private, Co. C, 121st N.Y. Inf., Sep. 10, 1863 - Nov. 10, 1863
West Martinsburgh, N.Y.,

House 32, Family 32

SEYMOUR, William A., Private, Co. I, 5th N.Y. Hy. Art., Dec. 31, 1863 - Jul. 19, 1865
West Martinsburgh, N.Y., Rhumatism & Kidney affection, Discharged at close of war

House 37, Family 37

WOOD, Byron M., Private, Co. F, 1 Frontier Cav., Jan. 26, 1865 - Jul. 1, 1865
West Martinsburgh, N.Y., Discharged at close of war

House 38, Family 38

BOYLE, Christopher, Mary Boyle, widow of Private, Co. I, 94th N.Y. Inf., Nov. 28, 1861 - Dec. 14, 1862
West Martinsburgh, N.Y., Chronic Diarhea, Died May 12th, 1888
[Additional Info: BOYLE, Chrisopher Age 31, Joined/Enrolled at Lowville, NY for 3 years by P.M. Nutting. Mustered by Captain Pease on Dec 9, 1861 (private Co I, 94th NY Inf.)]

House 40, Family 40

MOORE, John H., Co. B, 35th N.Y. Inf., Oct. 16, 1861 - Jun. 5, 1863
Lowville, N.Y., Chronic Diarhea & Piles
[Additional information: MOORE, John H., 35th Inf. as a Recruit. Joined Oct. 16 1861 at Watertown, NY Enrolled by Captain Haddock. Mustered in October 18, 1861. Age 21 years.]

House 40, Family 40

MOORE, John H., Sarjint, Co. H, 18th N.Y. Cav., Dec. 21, 1863 - May 31, 1866
Lowville, N.Y., Chronic Diarhea & Piles, Reenlisted veteran

House 42, Family 42

LANE, Edwin D., Private, Co. B, 35th N.Y. Vol., Sep. 29, 1861 - Jun. 5, 1863
Lanesburg, Lewis Co., N.Y., Deafness, Ribs broken over hear. Heart affected. Shoulder & Left Side Injured
[Additional information: LANE, Edwin D. Age 21 years. Joined Sept 27, 1861 as a recruit in Watertown NY. Enrolled by LT C.F. Smith. Mustered in Oct 16, 1861.]

House 42, Family 42

LANE, Edwin D., Sarjint, Co. A, 1st N.Y. Vet Cav., Jun. 6, 1863 - Aug. 5, 1865
Lanesburg, Lewis Co., N.Y., Reenlisted Veteran

House 46, Family 46

SMITH, Horatio, Private, Co. H , 186th N.Y. Vol. Sep. 24, 1864 - June 2, 1865
Lanesburg, Lewis Co., N.Y., Injury to Shins & left side & left testicle in making a charge on Fort at Petersburg Va,
Reenlisted Veteran, Discharged at close of war

House 52, Family 52

LOCKIN(?), Francis, Private, Co. I, 5th N.Y. Hv. Art., Aug. 1863 - Jul. 3, 1864
West Martinsburgh, Lewis Co., N.Y., Discharge papers supposed to be lost

House 78, Family 78

BATEMAN, Elisha P., Corporal, Co. I, 5th N.Y. Hv. Art., Dec. 31, 1863 - Jul. 19, 1865
West Martinsburgh, Lewis Co., N.Y., Chronic Diarhea - Rhumatism - Heart Truble - Dimness of vision - loss of hearing

House 85, Family 85

SHEPHERD, Darius A., Susan Z.(?), widow of, Private, Co. I, 5th N.Y. Hvy. Art., dates not given
West Martinsburgh, Lewis Co., N.Y., Discharge paper never returned for war

House 88, Family 88

STURTZ, Gustavus, Jane, widow of, Private, Co. C, 6 N.Y. Art., dates not given
West Martinsburgh, Lewis Co., N.Y., This soldier abandoned his wife during war. She can furnish no dates.

House 111, Family 111

PRAME, George H., Private, Co. G, 10th N.Y. Art., Aug. 13, 1862 - Jun. 23, 1865
Lowville, Lewis Co., N.Y., Chronic Diarhea

House 115, Family 115

ARCHER, George W., Private, Co. I, 5th N.Y. Hvy. Art., Aug. 31, 1862 - Jul. 2, 1865
West Martinsburgh, Lewis Co., N.Y., Deafness - Rhumatism - Heart trouble - Malarial Poison Liver complaint, discharged at close of war

House 131, Family 131

POTTER, Alfred M., Samantha L., widow of, Private, Co. L, 5th N.Y. Art., Aug. 20, 1862 - Jun. 26, 1865
Lowville, Lewis Co., N.Y., Discharged at close of war

House 133, Family 133

BRADT, Sylvester, Private, Co. I, 5th N.. Hvy. Art., Aug. 21, 1862 - Jun. 30, 1865
Lowville, Lewis Co., N.Y., Chronic Diarhea

House 143, Family 143

McCONNELL, Felix, Private, Co. K, 5th US Cav., Dec. 15, 1861 - Dec. 15, 1864
Lowville, Lewis Co., N.Y., Deafness, Was one of the escort of Gen. Grant from Mch. 24, 1864 to date of discharge

House 153, Family 153

WOOD, George, Private, Co. H, 1 Frontier Cav., Jan. 24, 1865 - Jul. 1, 1865
West Martinsburgh, Lewis Co., N.Y.

House 156, Family 156

REARY, John, Private, Co. F, 60th N.Y. Inf., Aug. 8, 1861 - 1864
Lowville, Lewis Co., N.Y., Wounded in thigh, This soldiers dischage papers (illegible) burned & no accurate dates can be given

House 156, Family 156

REARY, John, Sarjint, Co. H, 126th N.Y. Cav., Jan. 1865 - Jul. 20, 1865
Lowville, Lewis Co., N.Y., Reenlisted Veteran

[Note: the foregoing listings are for Martinsburgh residents whose post office addresses were West Martinsburgh, Lanesburgh and Lowville.]




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. Additional information found in the official state muster rolls was added by Robert A. Lorick, Contributing Editor, Herkimer/Montgomery Counties NYGenWeb.
Copyright 2001 Martha S. Magill/ Robert A. Lorick


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