Sunday, May 10, 2020

1864 Payments On Behalf of Family in Robbinston, Maine, of Civil War Soldier Madison B. Hayman; in 1860s/1870s Ledger of Financial Transactions of Robbinston

Madison B. Hayman, age 21; then serving in Company K of the 6th Regiment; payments made in 1864 on behalf of his family in Robbinston, Maine.

Found on numbered page 32 in a ledger of Robbinston, Maine, financial transactions from the mid 1860s to the 1870s.

Payments were made on behalf of:
  • Ira S. Hayman, age 54; father
  • Ellen C. Hayman, age 16; sister
  • Laura B. Hayman, age 13; sister
  • Mary B. Hayman, age 12; sister
  • Lydia B. Hayman, age 10; sister
  • Medora L. Hayman, age 8; sister
  • Frederick O. Hayman, age 7; brother
  • Caroline Hayman, age 4; sister

Madison Balcom Hayman (1842-1923), son of Ira S. Hayman and Sarah (LeSuer) Hayman

1850 US Census of Robbinston, Maine - Madison Balcom Hayman and family

1860 US Census of Robbinston, Maine - Madison Balcom Hayman and his family

1861Maine, State Archives Collections, 1718-1957, Military Records - Civil War:
  • born in Robbinston, Maine; farming in Robbinston
  • age 18 at time of enlistment
  • 5' 8-1/2" tall, with light complexion, hazel eyes and dark brown hair
  • enlisted for a 3 year period on 6 May 1861; mustered in at Portland, Maine, on 15 July 1861
  • served in Company K of the 6th; Company D of the 7th and Company D of the 1st Veterans
  • re-enlisted into the Vet Vols on 23 December 1863
  • wounded 10 May 1864
  • transferred to 6th Maine Battalion on 14 July 1864
  • left service 28 June 1865 - honorable discharge

  • Madison B. Hyman (sic), age 24, living at Gorham, Maine; born in Robbinston, Maine; son of Ira S. Hayman, a joiner born in Robbinston, Maine, and wife Sarah
  • Nellie J. Libbey - Ella J. Libbey - age 18, living at Gorham, Maine; born in Byron, Maine, daughter of David Libbey, a farmer born in Massachusetts, and Ann
  • first marriage for both
  • conducted by George M. Adams, clergyman at Portsmouth, New Hampshire, on 7 September 1867 
Madison and Nellie raised several children in Massachusetts, where Madison worked as a teamster.

1880 US Census of Cambridge, Massachusetts - Madison Balcom Hayman; wife Ella, children Mona and Guy

  • at Boston, Massachusetts, on 17 September 1902
  • Madison Balcom Hayman, age 60, divorced; born at Robbinston, Maine, son of Ira Hayman and Sarah Le Suer; a teamster living at 89 Webster Avenue
  • Ellen Agatha Murphy, age 45, first marriage; born at Somerville, Massachusetts, daughter of Thomas Murphy and Catherine (Gaffney) Murphy; living at 89 Webster Avenue
  • marriage performed by Charles A. F?, Justice of the Peace, 449 Shawmut Avenue

  • admitted 21 June 1907
  • discharged 14 October 1908
  • mentions dishonorable discharge, which does not agree with the information on the military record above
  • describes medical issues

1910 US Census of Calais, Maine - Madison Balcom Hayman, widowed

1920 US Census of Calais, Maine - Madison Balcom Hayman

  • born 1 June 1842 at Robbinston, Maine
  • enlisted 6 May 1861 at Portland, Maine
  • discharged as a corporal on 28 June 1865
  • Company K 6th Infantry; Company D 7th Regiment; Company D 1st Regiment Veterans Infantry Maine Volunteers
  • wounded 10 May 1864
  • died 4 August 1923; buried 7 August 1923 in Calais, Maine: Section 23, R108, Lot 5

United States Headstone Applications for U.S. Military Veterans, 1925-1949

If you have information on the family of Madison B. Hayman, 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

Note: the map indicates that Robbinston, Maine, is in Saint Andrews Parish ME.  However, Saint Andrews Parish is across the mouth of the St. Croix River in Charlotte County, New Brunswick

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