Monday, May 11, 2020

1864 Payments On Behalf of Family in Robbinston, Maine, of Civil War Soldier Charles E. Taylor; in 1860s/1870s Ledger of Financial Transactions of Robbinston

Charles E. Taylor, age 25; then serving in Company G of the 6th Regiment; payments made in 1864 on behalf of wife and children in Robbinston, Maine.

"Wounded 7th Nov. 1863 at Rappahannock and soon died".

Charles was presumably the Charles E. Taylor (abt 1834-1863) who was born about 1834, so was around 31, rather than 25.

Found on numbered page 37 in a ledger of Robbinston, Maine, financial transactions from the mid 1860s to the 1870s.

Payments were made on behalf of:
  • Henrietta Taylor, age 26; wife
  • Susan M. Taylor, age 9; daughter
  • Edward B. Taylor, age 7; son - Edward Benjamin Taylor or Benjamin Edward Taylor
  • Jenny M. Taylor, age 5; daughter - Jenny Mary Taylor or Mary Jennie Taylor
  • Frank Taylor, age 3; son - Charles Taylor, "Frank"

Charles E. Taylor (abt 1834-1863), son of Edward Hammond Taylor and Hannah (Boyd) Taylor and husband of Henrietta (Dudley) Taylor Blackwood (abt 1837-1912)

1850 US Census of Robbinston, Maine - Charles E. Taylor

1855Maine Marriages, 1771-1907:
  • Charles E. Taylor of Robbinston, Maine
  • Henrietta Dudley of Pembroke, Maine
  • married 21 March 1855 at Pembroke, Maine

1860 US Census of Robbinston, Maine: Charles E. Taylor, wife Henrietta and children Susan M.; Benjamin E.; and Mary

1862 Maine, State Archives Collections, 1718-1957, Military Records - Civil War:  Charles E. Taylor
  • age 29 at time of enlistment in Company G of the 6th Infantry
  • born in Eastport, Maine; living in Robbinston, Maine
  • farmer
  • 5' 8-1/2" tall, with dark complexion, blue eyes, black hair
  • enlisted 9 September 1862 for a period of 3 years
  • mustered in 22 September 1862 at Augusta, Maine
  • killed in action on 7 November 1863

After Charles' death, Henrietta remarried and moved to Pembroke, Maine.

Maine Marriages 1771-1907Intention of Marriage: requested on 8 July 1865 at Pembroke, Maine, between Henrietta Taylor and Solomon Cushing Blackwood (1828-1905) on 8 July 1865 at Pembroke, Maine.

Maine Marriages 1771-1907: Marriage between Henrietta Taylor, age 28, and Solomon C. Blackwood, age 36, a seaman
  • July 20, 1865 [not sure of the day in July, as it's smeared] at Pembroke, Maine
  • conducted by W. Woodworth, Justice of the Peace
  • Henrietta's second marriage; Solomon's first marriage
  • Henrietta's father: Benjamin Dudley
  • Solomon's parents: William Blackwood and Eliza 

Henrietta's FindaGrave memorial notes that she married Solomon Cushing Blackwood on 12 November 1892 in Eastport, Maine.

If you have information on the family of Charles E. Taylor, 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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