This is my fourth column researching men from Johnsburg who served in the Union forces in Civil War for a program at Tannery Pond in Sept. of 2011 and I have been quite pleased with the calls and comments I'm already receiving. I received a nice call from Mike McSweeney in Florida with information I'll be sharing in future columns.
I also heard from Ray Smith of Long Lake who is related to many by the name of Coulter and Prouty here in Johnsburg. Ray shared with me that the 1850 census lists John Bartman (column of Jan. 16) as a lawyer in Queensbury, NY. When he enlisted in Johnsburg in 1864 in the 91st NY Volunteer Infantry it was noted that he was a minister. After the war he served for many years as a Wesleyan-Methodist minister in Long Lake. He also served in that capacity at the Mill Creek Wesleyan-Methodist Church on Garnet Lake Rd, Johnsburg and is buried in that churchyard.
Ray has also researched the descendants of Leonard Bennett of the 118th NY Volunteer Infantry (also Jan. 16 column); surnames of the descendants include Armstrong, Brannon, Brown, Donohue, Farrell, Fish, LaPelle, Lovejoy, Miner, Plumley, Savarie, Stanton and West.
If you have any pictures, diaries or information on the men listed below, or from past lists in this column, please contact me at 215-3009 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks.
Glenn L. Pearsall
Born on ?/ 31/ 1845 in Queensbury, NY. Son of John Anson Comstock and his wife, Laura (Taft). Enlisted as a private, Co I, 96th Volunteers Infantry for 3 years on Dec. 3, 1861, but discharged only 4 months later on March 1, 1862 - not sure why.
Born in 1837 in Athol, NY. Son of Thomas Cox and his wife Nancy (Sarturle). Served in Co. D, 118th NYS Volunteer Infantry.
Born in 1835 in Kings County, Ireland. Son of Thomas Cummings and his wife Helen (Hackett). Served with William Cox in Co. D, 118th NYS Volunteer Infantry.
Curtiss, John Milo
Born on Mar. 3, 1842. Son of John Curtis and his wife, Maria (Morehouse). Enlisted on June 15, 1861 for two years as a private, Co. G, 22nd NY Volunteer Infantry. Discharged on June 26, 1863
Davis, Nathan Mason
Born on Dec. 14, 1844. Son of George Davis and his wife, Clarrissa (Richardson). Enlisted on Sept. 6, 1864 for 1 year and served as a private in Co. D, 175th Infantry. Discharged on Jul. 18, 1865.
Born on Dec. 17, 1846. Son of Bradley Dunklee and Rachel (Wood). Enlisted on Dec. 17, 1863 for 3 years. Served as a private in Co. I, 16th NY Heavy Artillery. Discharged on Aug. 28, 1865.