Thursday, May 14, 2020

1864 Payments On Behalf of Family in Robbinston, Maine, of Civil War Soldier Benjamin S. Apt; in 1860s/1870s Ledger of Financial Transactions of Robbinston


Benjamin S. Apt, age 18; then serving in Company B of the 31st Regiment; payments made in 1864 on behalf of his family in Robbinston, Maine.

Found on numbered page 44 in a ledger of Robbinston, Maine, financial transactions from the mid 1860s to the 1870s.

Payments were made on behalf of:
  • Rosanna Apt, age 42; mother
  • Henry A. Apt, age 15; brother
  • Susan Apt, age 13; sister
  • Clarissa Apt, age 11; sister
  • John Wesley Apt, age 8; brother
  • Huldah C. Apt, age 5; sister
  • Josiah Apt, age 2; brother

Benjamin S. Apt (1846-1906), son of Joseph Thomas Apt and Rosanna (Blackwood) Apt and husband of Louisa (Pomeroy) Apt

1846Maine Births & Christenings, 1739-1900:   Births of children of Joseph and Rosanna Apt, including Benjamin S. Apt, born 4 October 1846 at Charlotte, Maine; recorded by D. J. Fisher, Town Clerk of Charlotte

1850  US Census of Charlotte, Maine - Benjamin S. Apt, age 3

1860  US Census of Robbinston, Maine - Benjamin S. Apt, age 13

1864  - Maine, Civil War Enlistment Papers, 1862-1865 - Benjamin S. Apt
  • toward the quota of Pembroke, Maine
  • age 18, single; born in Charlotte, Maine
  • farmer; 5' 3" tall, with blue eyes, light hair, light complexion
  • volunteered 29 February 1864 for a period of 3 years
  • sworn and subscribed at Augusta, Maine, on 5 March 1864

1864- 1865  Maine, State Archives, 1718-1957, Military Records - Civil WarBenjamin S. Apt
  • age 18; 4 months over or under
  • single; born in Charlotte, Maine; residing in Robbinston, Maine; working as a farmer
  • 5' 3" tall, with light complexion, blue eyes and light hair
  • enlisted for a 3 year period on 29 February 1864
  • private in Company B of the 31st Infantry
  • mustered in 8 March 1864 at Augusta, Maine
  • wounded 7 June 1864
  • left service 2 August 1865 at Concord, New Hampshire

1891  It was likely the same Benjamin Apt living in Charlotte County, New Brunswick, just over the border from Robbinston, Maine, as enumerated in the 1891 Census of St. James Parish, New BrunswickFor this reason, he may have been omitted from the 1890 Veterans Schedules.

1900  US Census of Calais, Maine - Benjamin S. Apt
  • Benjamin working as a truckman
  • he and wife Louisa had been married about 27 years

1906Maine, Veterans Cemetery Records, 1676-1918  - Benjamin S. Apt
  • born in 1846 in Charlotte, Maine
  • residing in Calais, Maine
  • died on 12 July 1906 at Bangor, Maine
  • buried on 15 July 1906 in the Calais Cemetery at Calais, Maine - Section 25, Row 95, Lot 6A
  • date of enlistment 29 February 1864 - Augusta, Maine
  • discharged 2 August 1865
  • served as a private in Company B of the 31st Regiment Infantry Maine Volunteers
  • wounded 7 June 1864

1906 - FindaGrave - Benjamin S. Apt (1846-1906), buried in the Calais Cemetery at Calais, Maine

1906-1917  - United States Veterans Administration Pension Payment Cards, 1907-1933  - Louisa, Widow of Benjamin S. Apt

1920  US Census of Calais, Maine - Louisa Apt

If you have information on the family of Benjamin S. Apt, 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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