Francis Marble

Francis Marble was a resident of Mansfield on September 8, 1862 when he enlisted as a Private in Co. E of the 22nd Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Infantry; he was mustered out July 7, 1863 in Hartford, Connecticut.

The descriptive muster roll of the 22nd Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Infantry lists his age as 38.  No occupation is recorded.  He is described as 5’ 9” tall with a light complexion and blue eyes and sandy hair.  His marital status is married. 

He was born about 1824 in Mansfield, Connecticut; in the 1860 U.S. census in Mansfield, he is a 36 year old shoemaker and head of household. Francis Marble married Mary Ann Storrs on April 15, 1846 in Mansfield. Children include: Edgar Francis Marble, born July 19, 1847; Eugene Storrs Marble, born April 18, 1852 and Lillian Mary “Libbie: Marble, born on July 7, 1859. 

After his Civil War service he returned to Mansfield, where he worked as a shoemaker and a farmer. He was living on Maple Street in Willimantic by 1880 and his November 17, 1880 obituary in The Willimantic Chronicle stated that he had lived in Willimantic for several years. 

On July 17, 1890, his widow applied for a pension, No. 44,443 that was granted under certificate No. 341,297.

Francis Marble died on November 14, 1880 in Willimantic, Connecticut and is buried at the Old Cemetery in Willimantic.

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