Samuel Ross, age 29; then serving in Company D of the 11th Regiment; payments made in 1864 and 1865 on behalf of his wife and child in Robbinston, Maine. "Must. in 21 Oct. 1864 Belfast"
Found on numbered page 28 in a ledger of Robbinston, Maine, financial transactions from the mid 1860s to the 1870s.
Payments were made on behalf of:
- Maria R. Ross, age 22; wife - Rebecca Maria (Berry) Ross
- William Harrison Ross, son; 5 months
Samuel L. Ross (about 1832-1914), born "On the Ocean", son of James Ross and Margaret (?) Ross, immigrants from Scotland and/or Ireland - records vary
Maine Marriages, 1771-1907:
- Samuel Ross and Miss Maria R. Berry
- married 15 September 1862 at Robbinston, Maine
- conducted by Rev. S. H. Coll?, possibly Methodist minister Samuel H. Collier
- recorded by Robbinston, Maine Town Clerk A. G. Buck - Albert Gallatin Buck (1822-1901)
Rebecca Maria Berry was born 24 August 1840, daughter of William B. Berry and wife Mary Ann (Stump ?) Berry. Rebecca's oldest sibling was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1834; it appears that the family subsequently moved to Perry, Maine.
After the 1865 Census of Massachusetts, it appears that Samuel and the rest of his family separated, with Samuel working in Perry, Maine, and his family living in Massachusetts. This separation might have resulted from simple economic necessity, or perhaps it was more serious, as in the 1900 Census, Samuel described himself as divorced.
- 1865 Massachusetts Census, Samuel, Maria and their son Harry W. [Harrison W. Ross], were living with Maria's family in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
- 1870 Census
- 1870 Census of Cambridge, Massachusetts - Maria Ross; Harry W. Ross; Paulina H [or K] Ross. I'm not sure why their son their son Frederic Ross, who was born 9 April 1867, is not listed - he would be the same age as the child Paulina, and I couldn't find another record of her.
- 1880 Census of Perry, Maine - Samuel Ross; indicated he was single
- 1880 Census of Cambridge, Massachusetts - Maria Ross; Harry W. Ross; Frederic H. Ross; Maria indicated she was married.
- 1890 - United States Census of Union Veterans and Widows of the Civil War, 1890: Samuel Ross at Perry, Maine
- Samuel's name entered twice but a note to consolidate
- Civil War service:"bullet wound in heel"
- private in first enlistment; corporal in second
- 1900 Census of Perry, Maine - Samuel Ross, who indicated he was divorced
- 1900 Census of Somerville, Massachusetts - Maria Ross was living in the household of her son Frederick H. Ross and wife Charlotte E. (Hicks) Ross. Marie indicated she was married.
- 1910 Census of Perry, Maine - Samuel Ross
- 1910 Census of Marlboro, Massachusetts - Maria Ross was living with her son Frederick H. Ross and wife Charlotte E. (Hicks) Ross
- 1920 Census of Waltham, Massachusetts - Maria Ross was living with Berry relatives
- 1930 Census of Watertown, Massachusetts - Maria Ross was living with Susan Berry
- 1940 Census of Franklin, Massachusetts - possibly - a Maria Ross was living in the household of Charles R. Adams and wife Ethel M.
Maine State Archives Collection, Military Records - Civil War: Samuel Ross
- age 26, married, millman at Robbinston, Maine, when he enlisted for a period of 9 months on 10 September 1862
- born in Robbinston, Maine
- 5' 6" tall, with light complexion, blue eyes, light hair
- corporal in Company F of 22nd Infantry
- mustered in at Bangor, Maine
- left service on 14 August 1863 at Bangor, Maine - honorable discharge
- on reverse [click on next image]: "Died July 21, 1914 at Perry, Me. Aged 83 years"
- age 32, married and a millman at Robbinston, Maine, when he enlisted for a period of 1 year on
- born in New Brunswick
- 5' 4" tall, with light complexion, blue eyes, light hair
- rose from private to corporal in Company D of the 11th Infantry
- left service on 13 October 1865 - term expired
- "Died July 21, 1914 at Perry, Me."
- born about 1832 "On the Ocean" to James Ross and Margaret (?) Ross, both natives of Scotland
- laborer; married
- died of cerebral hemorrhage 21 July 1914 at Perry, Maine, on Town Road
- born at sea
- enlisted 10 September 1862 at Bangor, Maine
- corporal in Company F, 22nd Inf. Me. Vols
- died of cerebral hemorrhage on 21 July 1914; buried in the cemetery on the "W. P. Pottle farm"
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
- Sumner Anderson (page 12), age 22; 6th Regiment, Company D - reportedly killed in the Battle of Spotsylvania on May 10, 1864
- Philip H. Andrews (page 45); 11th Regiment, Company B.
- Benjamin S. Apt (1846-1906), (page 44); age 18; 31st Regiment, Company B.
- George E. Bean (page 6); age 19; 3rd Maine Battery
- John M. Bean (1832-1905), (page 15), age 32; 6th Regiment Company F.
- Samuel Boyden (abt 1828-1891), (page 24), age 35; 6th Regiment; Company G.
- Albert Gallatin Buck (1822-1901) (page 7); age 41; 1st Maine Heavy Artillery, Company D
- Daniel Bugbee (page 55) - perhaps not a serviceman but rather Daniel Bugbee (1810-1875, North Dakota ?)
- Philip Caffrey (page 9), age 20; on US Gunboat Ossipee. Could he be the Navy veteran Philip Caffrey (-1887) buried in the Hampton National Cemetery at Hampton, Virginia?
- Hugh H. Cameron (page 2), age 28; 9th Maine Regiment, Company E; mustered in October 1, 1864
- William H. Campbell (page 8); 11th Maine, Company G
- Thomas Chester (page 10), age 32; 30th Regiment; Company F
- William Embleton, age 41 (page 16); 15th Regiment; Company E. Presumably the William Henry Embleton (1823-1873) who died in a fall to the rocks when building the bridge at Grand Falls, New Brunswick
- Henry H. Frost (page 27), a3-18ge 21; 1st Regular Heavy Artillery, Company D
- John T. Garnett (1843-1933), (page 6); age 21; 15th Regiment
- Rufus Gates (page 49); State Aid Account with Town of Robbinston - perhaps not a soldier and perhaps Legislator Rufus Gates (1816-1887)
- Allen T. Gow (1846-1893), (page 11); 31st Regiment, Company A.
- Ebenezer D. Harlow (page 18), age 28; 18th Regiment, Company D. Ebenezer D. Harlow (1836-1921), son of Jirah Harlow and Lydia (Johnson) Harlow
- Madison B. Hayman (1842-1923), (page 32), age 21; 6th Regiment, Company K.
- John R. Hickey (page 3); age 39; U.S. Navy; transferred from 18th Regt
- Joseph Hinton, Jr. (page 25), age 22; 15th Regiment, Company K
- Frank E. Johnson (1843-1909), (page 34), age 21; 6th Regiment; Company K. Frank Ernest Johnson.
- George E. Johnson (page 17), age 27; 18th Regiment, Company D
- William H. Johnson (page 38), age 21; 15th Regiment, Company A
- William Johnson (page 22); 1st Artillery, Company M. Possibly the William P. Johnson who is shown as having deserted in March 1865 - though there may be another explanation
- Thomas N. Kerr (page 31), age 29; 6th Regiment, Company K; discharged for disability April 18, 1864 with rank of corporal
- George L. Laskey (page 39); 7th Regiment. George L. Laskey (1844-possibly 1867), was "transferred to the Invalid Corps Sept. 7, 1863". This record, from Maine, Veterans Cemetery Records, 1676-1918, gives a birth year of 1844 but no death year.
- Frank R. Leach (page 26), age 23; 1st Maine Heavy Artillery, Company D. Franklin Rodney Leach (1840-1912)
- Frederick Leighton (page 30), age 20; 15th Regiment, Company K; re-enlisted March 1864
- Samuel Leighton (page 29), age 24; 11th Regiment, Company D.; enlisted in October 21, 1864 at Belfast, Maine
- Henry P. Low (page 33), age 22; 1st Maine Battery
- James E. Merry (page 13), age 46; 6th Regiment, Company F; discharged for disability 18 Dec 1864
- Benjamin C. Morrell (page 23), age 24; 1st Regiment Cavalry; Company D; discharged November 20, 1864. Presumably Benjamin Charles Morrell (1840-1911)
- James Morrell (page 20), age 25; 18th Regiment or 1st Heavy Artillery, Company D. Did not survive the war; Ebenezer D. Harlow named guardian of his child. Presumably the James "Morrill" buried in the Poplar Grove National Cemetery in Dinwiddie County, Virginia
- John E. Morrell (page 40), age 21; 11th Regiment, Company F. "Enlisted Novr. 7 /64"
- Maine, State of (page 51); State Aid Account with Town of Robbinston
- Simon O'Brien (page 48); State Aid Account with Town of Robbinston - perhaps not a serviceman
- George Phelps (1840-1923) (page 1); 1864, First Maine Battery, 24 years of age. George Nelson Phelps
- Q? Name partially erased - James Qu?
- Curtis Robbinson [sic] (page 36); 31st Regiment, Company A. He was Curtis Robinson (1846-1865)
- Samuel Ross (page 28), age 29; 11th Regiment, Company D, Mustered in 21 October 1864 at Belfast, Maine. Samuel L. Ross (abt 1832-1914)
- Samuel S. Seeley 2d (page 14)
- Frederick Stanhope (page 35); 18th Regiment, Company M. Presumably Frederick Stanhope (abt 1844-1898)
- George A. Stanhope (1839-1919), (page 19), age 24; 18th Regiment or 1st heavy artillery
- Levi Pierce Stanhope (1840-1922), (page 4); age 26; 9th Maine Regiment, Company A
- Edwin Stanton (page 41); 1st Artillery. "Joseph Stanton died 21 Feb. 1864 at home. Edwin S. was killed in front of Petersburg June 18 /64"
- Charles E. Taylor (page 37), age 25; 6th Regiment, Company G. "Wounded 7th Nov. 1863 at Rappahannock & soon died".
- John Taylor (page 21); 6th Regiment, Company G. "Nurse in a regimental hospital", in the book Maine at Gettysburg, published Lakeside Press in 1898. Possibly this John Taylor (abt 1835/6-1904)
- Thomas Trimble (1846-1914), (page 43); age 19; 31st Regiment, Company A. "enlisted Feb 26/64
- James William Tucker (page 5), age 19; 3rd Maine Battery
- Joseph E. Tucker (1846-1912), (page 42); 3rd Battery. Joseph Edwin Tucker (1846-1912)
- Elisha Vose (1841-1896), (page 9); age 22; Company E of First Maine Cavalry
- Lyman Vose (1839-1929), (page 9), age 24; Company E of First Maine Cavalry