Storrs Whitehouse

Storrs Whitehouse was a resident of Mansfield on September 2, 1862 when he enlisted as a Private in Co. D of the 21st Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Infantry; he was mustered out on June 16, 1865.

The descriptive muster roll of the 21st Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Infantry list his age as 37 and his occupation as farmer.  He is described as 5’ 8” tall with a dark complexion and dark eyes and dark hair.  His marital status is married. 

He was born about 1822 in Ashford, Connecticut probably to Chester and Chloe _____ Whitehouse. In the 1860 U.S. census in Mansfield, he is a 35 year old farm laborer in the household of Chloe Whitehouse. After the Civil War, he moved to Chaplin, Connecticut and he was a farm laborer and farmer. Storrs Whitehouse married Jane E. ______ about 1859. They had the following children: Helen/Louisa  Whitehouse, born about May, 1860; Josephine Whitehouse, born about 1862; Stowell Whitehouse born about June, 1867; an unnamed female Whitehouse born about May 1870 and Mary A. Whitehouse, born about 1873.

On July 21, 1890, he applied for an invalid pension under No. 868,695 that was granted under certificate No. 747,114.

Storrs Whitehouse died on December 22, 1897 and is buried at the Mount Hope Cemetery in Mansfield.

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