Sunday, May 10, 2020

1864 Payments On Behalf of Family in Robbinston, Maine, of Civil War Soldier Henry P. Low; in 1860s/1870s Ledger of Financial Transactions of Robbinston

Henry P. Low, age 22; then serving in the First Maine Battery; payments made in 1864 on behalf of his family in Robbinston, Maine.

Henry Pitt Low (1844-1906), son of Daniel G. Low (1818-1892) and Sarah M. (Kaler) Low (1819-1901).  Henry's middle name, Pitt, is spelled out in an 1884 record in California Great Registers, 1866-1910

Found on numbered page 33 in a ledger of Robbinston, Maine, financial transactions from the mid 1860s to the 1870s.

Payments were made on behalf of:
  • Sarah M. Low, age 43; mother
  • Elvira U. R. Low, age 19; sister
  • Daniel G. Low, age 15; brother

Apparently, Henry's father, Daniel G. Low (1818-1892), was not in the household at the time.  Most records show the maiden name of Sarah M. Low as Kaler, but her FindaGrave memorial shows it as Goodhue.

Henry is buried in the Grove Hill Cemetery at Waltham, Massachusetts.

1850 US Census of Robbinston, Maine

1860 US Census of Robbinston, Maine

Maine, State Archives Collections, 1718-1957:
  • age 18; 5' 11" tall, with light complexion, gray eyes, light hair
  • born in Robbinston, Maine; living and working as a farmer in Calais, Maine, and in Robbinston, Maine, at time of enlistment
  • enlisted for a period of 3 years on 27 November 1861; mustered in at Portland, Maine, on 18 December 1861
  • private in First Maine Battery
  • re-enlisted 1 January 1864
  • left service 15 July 1865 at Portland, Maine - honorable discharge
  • "Died Aug. 23 1906. Buried at Grove Hill Cem. Waltham, Mass"

Henry is likely the same Henry P. Low who is listed as a carpenter in Los Angeles in the California Great Registers, 1866-1910: 1879 into the 1890s.

Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915Henry P. Low
  • died on 23 August 1906 at 69 Dale Street, Waltham, Massachusetts; age 62
  • born in Robbinston, Maine, son of Daniel G. Low and Sarah M. (Kaler) Low
  • cause of death: [probable] cancer of lung and kidney
  • informant: Mrs. G. Rand - presumably Henry's sister, Elvira U. R. (Low) Rand
  • place of burial: Grove Hill Cemetery, Waltham, Massachusetts

If you have information on the family of Henry P. Low, 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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