Sunday, May 3, 2020

1864/1865 Payments on Behalf of Family in Robbinston, Maine, of Civil War Soldier William Embleton; in 1860s/1870s Ledger of Financial Transactions of Robbinston

William Embleton, age 41; then serving in Company E of the 15th Regiment; payments made in 1864 and 1865 to his wife and children in Robbinston, Maine.

Found on numbered page 16 in a ledger of Robbinston, Maine, financial transactions from the mid 1860s to the 1870s.

Payments were made of behalf of:
  • Jane Embleton, age 35; wife
  • William Embleton, age 9; son
  • Sophia Embleton, age 3; daughter
  • Olivia Embleton, age 1; daughter

William Embleton first enlisted in December of 1861. He apparently re-enlisted on 20 February 1865. The latter enlistment notes that he was born at Richibucto, New Brunswick, about 1824 and was a resident of Robbinston, Maine.

There were apparently several men by the name of William Embleton or William Henry Embleton in Maine and New Brunswick in the relevant era.  Hopefully a reader will share information to unravel the different identities and pinpoint the William Embleton whose family was living in Robbinston, Maine, in 1864 and 1865.

If you have information on the family of William Embleton, 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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