Orson M. Presbrey was a resident of Williamsburg, Massachusetts on December 16, 1863 when he enlisted as a Private in Co. G of the 1st Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Heavy Artillery; he died of disease July 29, 1864 at Washington, D.C.
He was born January 23, 1842 in Willington to Wales and Hannah (Fenton) Presbrey.
On June 30, 1890, Hannah Presbrey applied for a dependent mother’s pension, No. 431,202 that was granted under certificate No. 304,214.
Orson M. Presbrey died on July 29, 1864 in Washington, D.C. and he is buried at the New Storrs Cemetery in Mansfield.