Monday, May 11, 2020

1864 Payments On Behalf of Family in Robbinston, Maine, of Civil War Soldier Frederick Stanhope; in 1860s/1870s Ledger of Financial Transactions of Robbinston

Frederick Stanhope; then serving in Company M of the 18th Regiment; payments made in 1864 on behalf of his family in Robbinston, Maine.

Frederick Stanhope (1847-1898), son of Rudolphus S. Stanhope, Jr., and Charlotte (Leighton) Stanhope and husband of Hannah Ellen (McLaughlin) Stanhope. Sadly, 3 of Frederick's four children predeceased him.

Found on numbered page 35 in a ledger of Robbinston, Maine, financial transactions from the mid 1860s to the 1870s.

Payments were made on behalf of:

Frederick Stanhope (1847-1898) was born in Robbinston, Maine, and also lived in Eastport, Maine; Edmunds, Maine; and Dennysville, Maine.  He farmed until tuberculosis got the better of him.  He and his wife Hannah Ellen (McLaughlin) Stanhope had several children.

Census Records - Frederick Stanhope

Military Records - Frederick Stanhope
  • Maine, State Archives Collections, 1718-1957, Military Records - Civil War
    • age 19, native of Robbinston, Maine; living at Eastport, Maine, at time of enlistment
    • 5' 6" tall, with light complexion, light eyes, light hair
    • single
    • enlisted as a private in  December 1863 for a period of 3 years; Company M of Maine 1st Heavy Artillery; mustered in 6 January 1864
    • left service 11 September 1865 in Washington, D.C. - honorable discharge

Marriage Records - Frederick Stanhope and Hannah Ellen McLaughlin
  • Maine Marriages, 1771-1907, Marriage
    • Frederick Stanhope and Hannah E. McLaughlin, both of Robbinston, Maine
    • married 25 June 1867 by Rev. E. Turner
    • registered by Town Clerk W. S. Vose

Death Records - Frederick Stanhope
  • Maine Vital Records, 1670-1921
    • died of tuberculosis at Dennysville, Maine, on 1 May 1898
    • age 51 years, 3 months, ten days
    • born in Robbinston, Maine
    • a farmer
    • buried in Dennysville
    • son of Rodolf Stanhope, who was a farmer, and Charlotte (Leighton) Stanhope, who was born in Robbinston, Maine
    • physician: A. R. Hannan
    • registered by William E. Kilby, Clerk of Dennysville
  • Maine Faylene Hutton Cemetery Collection, 1780-1990
    • born 1847; died 1898
    • buried in Dennysville Cemetery, Pembroke, Maine [Pembroke incorporated from part of Dennysville in 1832]
    • lists his wife H. E., with no dates
    • lists 4 children with birth and death years and name of husband of daughter Laura

After Frederick's death, Hannah moved to Boothbay Harbor with her grandson Fred Stanhope Curtis [from the FindaGrave memorial, it appears that Fred's father was adopted by Hannah and/or Frederick].

If you have information on the family of Frederick Stanhope, 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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