Tuesday, May 12, 2020

1864 Payments On Behalf of Family in Robbinston, Maine, of Civil War Soldier George L. Laskey; in 1860s/1870s Ledger of Financial Transactions of Robbinston

George L. Laskey; then serving in the 7th Regiment; payments made in 1864 on behalf of family in Robbinston, Maine.

Found on numbered page 39 in a ledger of Robbinston, Maine, financial transactions from the mid 1860s to the 1870s.

Payments were made on behalf of:
  • Mary B. Laskey, age 49
  • Sarah Laskey, age 14; sister
  • John Laskey, age 12; brother
  • Charles Laskey, age 8; brother

George L. Laskey, son of Leonard Laskey (1817-1901) and Mary Bathsheba (Golding) Laskey (abt 1816-1882)George's father Leonard was not mentioned in the family list above; he was a ship carpenter and may have been working elsewhere.

1850 US Census of Robbinston, Maine - George L. Laskey, age 4

1860 US Census of Robbinston, Maine - George L. Laskey, age 13

Maine, Civil War Enlistment Papers, 1862-1865:  Someone wrote George S. Laskey, but George himself signed as George L. Laskey
  • age 18, a sailor
  • 5' 3" tall, with blue eyes, light hair, light complexion
  • resident of Tremont, Maine; Maine; born in Robbinston, Maine
  • volunteered at Calais, Maine, on 19 November 1862 to serve as a soldier for a period of 3 years
  • 7th Regiment Maine Infantry Volunteers

  • age 18, a sailor
  • 5' 3" tall, with light complexion, blue eyes, light hair
  • resident of Tremont, Maine; born in Robbinston, Maine
  • enlisted 19 November 1862 for period of 3 years
  • mustered in on 23 December 1862
  • transferred on 30 September 1863 to Invalid Corps
  • rose from private to corporal

  • no date of death
  • was living in Eastport, Maine, when he died - no date given
  • buried in Hillside Cemetery at Eastport, Maine, in Section A - the Old Section - Lot 207
  • enlisted 5 December 1862 at Calais, Maine
  • private in Company D, 1st Regiment Veterans Infantry Maine Volunteers
  • transferred to Invalid Corps on 7 September 1863

1891 - United States General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934 - a filing dated 7 September 1891 names George's father Leonard Laskey as beneficiary of George's pension.

If you have information on the family of George L. Laskey, 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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