Sunday, May 10, 2020

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

Frank E. Johnson, age 21; then serving in Company K of the 6th Regiment; payments made in 1864 on behalf of his family in Robbinston, Maine.

Francis E. Johnson (1843-1909), son of Samuel Goddard Johnson (1803-1866) and Louisa Marietta (Bliss) Johnson (1810-1878).  Samuel's FindaGrave memorial notes that they lost two sons in the Civil War.

Other Johnson soldiers found in this ledger are George E. Johnson and William H. Johnson.

Found on numbered page 34 in a ledger of Robbinston, Maine, financial transactions from the mid 1860s to the 1870s.

Payments were made on behalf of:
  • Samuel G. Johnson, age 59; father
  • Louisa M. Johnson, age 55; mother
  • Priscilla Johnson, age 17; sister
  • Emily Johnson, age 15; sister
  • Albert Johnson, age 14; brother

1850 US Census of Robbinston, Maine
1860 US Census of Robbinston, Maine

1861-1864 - Maine, State Archives Collection, 1718-1957, Civil War - Frank E. Johnson
  • age 18 at first enlistment on 4 May 1861
  • 5' 10-3/4" tall, with light complexion, gray eyes and light hair
  • born in Robbinston, Maine; farming in Robbinston, Maine
  • enlisted for a period of 3 years; mustered in on 16 July 1861 at Portland, Maine
  • re-enlisted on 15 February 1864
  • wounded 12 May 1864
  • transferred on 16 July 1864 to 6th Maine Battalion
  • transferred on 20 September 1864 to 1st Vet Infantry
  • rose from private to first sergeant
  • left service 28 June 1865 - honorable discharge

abt 1880 - Frank arrived in Texas and would stay there.

1886 - Frank married Sadie Lynn Perry in Texas; they had several children.

1890 - Veterans Schedules  - Frank E. Johnson; shoulder injury and rupture

1900 US Census of Terrell, Texas - Francis E. Johnson

1909 - Texas Deaths, 1890-1976: - Frank E. Johnson
  • died of chronic valvular disease of the heart at Terrell, Texas, on 22 October 1909 - age 66 years, 6 months, 28 days
  • birth: 24 March 1843 in Robbinston, Maine
  • had resided in Texas about 30 years
  • married
  • farmer and day laborer
  • father: Samuel Johnson
  • mother: Louisa Felt ?  Her husband's FindaGrave memorial contains transcription of a notice of Louisa's death in 1878 in Bucksport, Maine - under the name Louisa M. Johnson

Frank and Sadie are buried in Oakland Memorial Park in Terrell, Texas.

If you have information on the family of Frank E. Johnson, 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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