Wednesday, April 29, 2020

1864/1865 Payments on Behalf of Family in Robbinston, Maine, of Civil War soldier James William Tucker; in 1860s/1870s Ledger of Financial Transactions of Robbinston

James William Tucker, age 19, serving in the Third Maine Battery: payments made in 1864 and 1865 to his parents and siblings in Robbinston, Maine.

Found on numbered page 5 in a ledger of Robbinston, Maine, financial transactions from the mid 1860s to the 1870s.

Payments made on behalf of:
  • James Tucker, age 52; father
  • Mary Tucker, age 53; mother
  • Sarah Tucker, age 14; sister
  • Hannah Tucker, age 10; sister
  • Keziah Tucker, age 8; sister
  • Mary E. Tucker, age 2; sister

James William Tucker enlisted in Belfast in 1864.  This grim record in the Maine State Archives, dating from July 31, 1865, notes that he "left camp near Petersburg, Va. July 18, 1864, deranged. Now supposed to be dead."  See a mention of James here.

If you have information on the family of James William Tucker, please leave a comment or contact me directly.

The ledger measures about 13" by 8" by 1/2" and contains entries for almost 50 families and many pages of other financial transactions. About half of the 178 numbered pages have entries. The ledger is missing its covers; the first page of what remains is shown below.

Soldiers and sailors listed in the ledger
  • The numbers in parentheses indicate specific pages in the ledger.
  • Many of the men listed below were born in New Brunswick or Nova Scotia and may have returned to Canada after the War.  See the map below to see how close New Brunswick and Nova Scotia were, particularly in the Age of Sail.
  • If you have information on any of the men listed below, please leave a comment or contact me directly.

The List, Alphabetized

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