Milton in the Veterans Schedule of 1890

By Muriel Bristol (Transcriber) | April 14, 2019

The Eleventh (1890) Federal Census was largely destroyed in two fires. Many “Special” detail schedules burned at the Department of the Interior in March 1896. Much of the general population portion of the census burned in a fire at the Department of Commerce building on January 10, 1921. Surviving records were destroyed by the Federal government in 1934 [!]. Very little remains of the 1890 census.

One of the very few portions to survive these fires and intentional destruction was the 1890 Civil War Veterans’ Special detail schedules. (The Home number, Family number, and Post Office information refer to the corresponding, but now missing, general population schedules).

Extracted here are the six pages (75 entries) of Civil War veterans residing in Milton. Milton’s Civil War participation would not be limited to these names. One would have to survive the war, as well as the intervening 25 years, and be still resident in Milton, in order to have been enumerated in this list.

Men who served from other places and moved to Milton during the post-war years would appear also in this list. Milton men who had moved to other places would not appear in this list.

The local Grand Army of the Republic [G.A.R.] veterans’ post 89 was named after Eli Wentworth of Milton, who died in Millville, MS, while serving in the Sixth NH Regiment.

Eli Wentworth, son of Ichabod H. Wentworth, was born in Milton, February 19, 1821, and died July 18, 1863, at Millville, Mississippi. He was quartermaster of the Sixth New Hampshire Regiment of Volunteers in the civil war, and died in the service, and his body was brought to Milton for interment. He lived at Milton, New Hampshire, and was a prominent citizen. He was a manufacturer of boots and shoes. He represented his district in the state legislature four years and the state senate. He was an active and influential Republican. He was a prominent member of the Baptist church and superintendent of its Sunday school. He married July 23, 1843, Mehitable Jane Howe, daughter of Jonathan Howe. After his death she lived at South Milton. Children: Clara Anna, born November 26, 1844; married May 26, 1865, Daniel S. Burley (see Burley); Charles Walker, born April 21, 1853; resides with his sister (Cutter, 1908).

These are the men and women who would have belonged to the Eli Wentworth Post, G.A.R. [Grand Army of the Republic] and the Woman’s Relief Corps [G.A.R. Auxiliary], in the Societies section of the business directories of 1898, 1901, and 1904.


Eleventh Census of the United States

SPECIAL SCHEDULE

SURVIVING SOLDIERS, SAILORS, AND MARINES, AND WIDOWS, ETC.

Persons who served in the Army, Navy, and Marine Corps of the United States during the war of the rebellion (who are survivors), and widows of such persons, in Milton, County of Strafford, State of NH., enumerated in June, 1890. Bard B. Plummer, Enumerator.

[Column Headings:] From Schedule No. 1, Home No., Family No.; Names of Surviving Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, and Widows; Rank; Company; Name of Regiment or Vessel; Date of Enlistment; Date of Discharge; Length of Service; Post Office Address; Disability Incurred; Remarks

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  1. 4,4; Downs, John H.; private; D; 5th N.H. Inf.; 14 Aug. 1863; 5 June 1865; 1, 10, 11; Milton, N.H.
  2. 7,7; Langdon, Harry; pri.; E; 30 Mass. Inf.; Apr. 1861; 1865;; Farmington, N.H.
  3. 14,14; Mott, Pirkins W.; pri.; H; 5 N.H. Inf.; 23 Aug. 1864; 8 June 1865;; Farmington, N.H.
  4. 24,24; Mills, Nancy M., formerly widow Hawkin, John;;;;;; Union, N.H.
  5. 27,27; Downs, Henry; Private; A; 5th N.H. Inf.; 3 Sepm. 1861; 10 Oct. 1862;; Milton, N.H.
  6. 29,29; Duntley, Ira W.; Sol. U.S.; K; 1 N.H. Cav.; 7 Oct. 1861; 4 Dec. 1864;; Milton, N.H.
  7. 30,31; Kimball, Daniel; Pri.;; 27 Me. Inf.; 1 Apr. 1865; 19 May 1865;; Milton, [N.H.]
  8. 33,35; Staples, George H.; Sol. U.S.;;;;; Milton, N.H.
  9. 34,36; Cutter, Lewis; Priv.; A; 17 N.H. Inf.; 15 Sept. 1863; Apr. 1854;; [Milton, N.H.]
  10. 35,37; Corson, John S.; Priv.; D; 1 N.H. Art.; 28 Aug. 1864; 15 June 1865;; [Milton, N.H.]
  11. 35,37; Mary E., widow Nutter, Thomas; wid. Sol. U.S.;;;;; [Milton, N.H.]
  12. 36,38; Downs, Hanson; Sol. U.S.;;;;; [Milton, N.H.]

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  1. 37,39; Hannah M., widow Drew, Asa B.; Priv,; M; 1 N.H. Art; 28 Dec. 1863; 8 June 1865;; Milton, N.H.
  2. 38,40; Brown, Robert; Sol. U.S.;; 2 N.H. Inf.;;;; [Milton, N.H.]
  3. 40,42; Wentworth, George C.S.; Priv,; B; 12 Mass.;;;; [Milton, N.H.]
  4. 42,44; Downs, Albert F.; Priv,; D; 1 N.H. Art.; 28 Aug, 1864; 15 June 1865;; [Milton, N.H.]
  5. 44,45; Jordan, George I.; Sol. U.S.;;;;;; [Milton, N.H.]
  6. 52,55; Nutter, Lyman S.; Priv.; A; 5 N.H. Inf.; 21 Sep. 1861; 23 Sep. 1863;; [Milton, N.H.]
  7. 58,64; Thompson, Otis S.; Sol. U.S.;;;;; [Milton, N.H.]
  8. 61,57; Bragdon, Stephen M.; Private; E; 5 Mass. Inf.; Apr. 1861; Aug. 1861;; [Milton, N.H.]
  9. 64; 61; Mary A., widow Gerrish, Henry P.; Private; E; 5 Mass. Inf.; 12 Aug. 1861;;;[Milton, N.H.]
  10. 65; 72; Dyson, Leitha M., for wid. Batter, Eugene; Corp.; A; N.H. Inf.; 4 Nov. 1861; 15 June 1862; [Milton, N.H.]
  11. 66; 74; Duntley, John H.; Priv.; A; 5 N.H. Inf.;;; [Milton, N.H.]
  12. 72; 80; Moon, William E.; Priv.; D; 5 N.H. Inf.; 14 Aug. 63; 25 May 1865; [Milton, N.H.]
  13. 67; 75; Jones, Christopher L.; Sol. U.S.;;;;; [Milton, N.H.]
  14. 73; 81; Tebbets, Abbie, for w. Colby, Seth M.; Priv; K; 8 Me. Inf.; 14 Aug. 1862; 20 May 1865; [Milton, N.H.]

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  1. 75; 83; Green, Sarah J., for w. Libbey, Alva M.; Sol. U.S.;;;;; Milton, N.H.
  2. 80; 89; Pinkham, John P.; Priv.; A; 5 N.H. Inf.; 25 Oct. 1861; 13 Oct, 1864; [Milton, N.H.]
  3. 98; 110; Sarah M., wid. Miller, Robert; Lieut.; A; 2 N.H. Inf.; 10 May 1861; 1864; [Milton, N.H.]
  4. 99; 111; Avery, Bracket F.; Priv.; D; 1 N.H. Art.; 2 Sep. 1864; 15 June 1865; [Milton, N.H.]
  5. 100; 112; Hodgdon, George F.; Sol. U.S.;;;;; [Milton, N.H.]
  6. 103; 116; French, Charles H.; Sol. U.S.;;;;; [Milton, N.H.]
  7. 106; 119; Wentworth, Daniel; Priv.; A; 12 N.H. Inf.; 5 Aug. 1861; Sep. 1863; [Milton, N.H.]
  8. 109; 122; Knox, Hosea B.; Priv.;; 3 N.H.;;; [Milton, N.H.]
  9. 110; 123; Jones, George R.; Priv.; A; 5 N.H. Inf.; 9 Sep. 1861; 9 Apr. 1863; [Milton, N.H.]
  10. 111; 124; Annie M., wid. Kimball; Sol. U.S.;;;;; [Milton, N.H.]
  11. 115; 129; Philbrook, Henry; Priv.; A; 1 N.H. Art.; 17 July 1863; 11 Sep. 1865; Milton Mills, N.H.
  12. 116; 130; Philbrook, Daniel; Sol. U.S.;;;;; Milton Mills, N.H.
  13. 118; 132; Wentworth, Orange; Priv.; F; 8 Me. Inf.; Sep. 1862; June 1865; Milton Mills, N.H.
  14. 121; 135; Varney, John B.; Priv.; M; 1 N.H. Art.; 4 Jan. 1864; 10 June 1865; Union, N.H.

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  1. 126; 141; Mahitabale, widow Wentworth, Eli; 1 Lieut.; 6 N.H. Inf.;;; Milton, N.H.
  2. 132; 148; Abbie, widow, Ellis, Eperam; Priv.; 4; 1 N.H. Inf.;;; Milton, N.H.
  3. 134; 150; Cook, Ira H.; Priv.; L; 4 Mass. Art.; 17 Aug. 1864; 1 July 1865; Farmington, N.H.
  4. 135; 151; Emery, Daniel E.; Priv.; A; 4 N.H. Inf.; 12 Sep. 1861; 5 Oct. 1862; Farmington, N.H.
  5. 138; 153; Johnson, James W.; Sol. U.S.;;;;; [Farmington, N.H.]
  6. 152; 167; Doughty, Julius H.; Priv.; E; 30 Me. Inf.; 8 Oct. 1864; 20 July 1865; [Farmington, N.H.]
  7. 153; 168; Curtis, Rufus; Priv.; 4; 4 N.H. Inf.;;; [Farmington, N.H.]
  8. 154; 169; Amasine, Henery C.; Sol. U.S.; I; 8 N.H. Inf.;; July 186_; [Farmington, N.H.]
  9. 155; 170; Miller, Joseph; Priv.; I; 8 N.H. Inf.;;; [Farmington, N.H.]
  10. 157; 172; Garland, Dudley; Priv.; I; 10 N.H. Inf.; 28 Sep. 1862;; [Farmington, N.H.]

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  1. 157; 172; Frost, Horace; Priv.; G; 4 N.H. Inf.; 13 Sep. 1861; 27 Sep. 1864; Farmington, N.H.
  2. 158; 173; Staples, Jacob F.; Priv.; D; 1 N.H. Art.; 2 Sep. 1864; June 1865; Milton, N.H.
  3. 167; 182; Hurd, William H.; Sailor;;;;; Farmington, N.H.
  4. 170; 185; Cook, John I.; Priv,; I; 13 N.H. Inf.; Aug. 1862; July 1865; Farmington, N.H.
  5. 177; 192; Ricker, Huntress; Priv.;;;;; Milton, N.H.
  6. 177; 192; Burrows, Alvah G.; Sol. U.S.;;;;; Milton, N.H.
  7. 189; 204; Pillsbury, William E.; Priv.; H; 3 Me. Inf.; 6 June 1862; 4 June 1863; Milton Mills, N.H.
  8. 190; 205; Cloutman, James A.; Priv.; K; 85 Ohio Inf.; 4 Mch. 186_; 21 Sep. 1865; Milton Mills, N.H.
  9. 191; 206; Berry, Charles J.; Sol. U.S.;;;;; Milton Mills, N.H.
  10. 200; 211; Randal, Aaron W.; Priv.; B; 1 U.S. Art.; 21 Dec. 1863; 28 Jan. 1865; Milton Mills, N.H.
  11. 214; 229; Marsh, John E.; Priv.; F; 5 N.H. Inf.; 21 Dec. 1863; 28 Jan. 1865; Milton Mills, N.H.
  12. 243; 258; Twombly, Stephen E.; Lieut.; A; 5 N.H. Inf.;;; Milton, N.H.

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  1. 244; 259; Nancy J., widow, Dixon, Ichabod; Priv.; K; 1 N.H. Cav.; Oct. 1861;; Milton, N.H.
  2. 253; 269; Elisa, widow, Fernald, Eli; Sol. U.S.;; 1 N.H. Art.;;; Milton, N.H.
  3. 284; 300; Merrill, Alby; Priv.; H; 5 Me. Inf.; Feby. 1864; 27 July 1865; Milton Mills, N.H.
  4. 286; 303; Wentworth, Reuben J.; Priv.; K; 9 N.H. Inf.; June 1862; June 1865; Milton Mills, N.H.
  5. 288; 305; Page, Josiah E.; Priv.; C; 9 N.H. Inf.; June 1862; June 1865; Milton Mills, N.H.
  6. 297; 314; Sibley, Mark N.; Sol. U.S.;; Mass.;;; Milton Mills, N.H.
  7. 303; 320; Page, John W.; Sol. U.S.;; Mass.;;; Milton Mills, N.H.
  8. 304; 321; Hooper, Samuel; Priv.; B; 5 Me. Inf; 27 June 1861; 28 Mch. 1863; Milton Mills, N.H.
  9. 318; 335; Hillingsworth, James; Priv.; A; 12 Me. Inf.; Mch. 1864; Apr. 1866; Milton Mills, N.H.
  10. 321; 338; Johnson, Joseph W.; Priv.;; 1 N.H. Art.;;; Milton, N.H.
  11. 323; 340; Ann, widow, Hersom, George L.; Lieut.; A; 5 Me. Inf.; 2 Nov. 1861; 22 Nov. 1863; Milton, N.H.
  12. 340; 357; Twombly, James L.; K; 3 N.H. Inf.; 20 Aug. 1861; 20 Aug. 1864; Milton, N.H.
  13. 341; 358; Kenney, Herman E.; Sol. U.S.;;;;; Milton, N.H.

[Errors excepted]


References:

Cutter, William R.. (1908). Genealogical and Personal Memoirs Relating to the Families of Boston and Eastern Massachusetts. Retrieved from books.google.com/books?id=H89DXKVm4qcC&pg=PA1897

US Archives. (1996). First in the Path of the Firemen. Retrieved from www.archives.gov/publications/prologue/1996/spring/1890-census-1.html

Author: Muriel Bristol

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