Tag: 7th Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Infantry

Seth D. Bennett

Seth D. Bennett

Seth Dunham Bennett was a resident of Mansfield on August 29, 1861 when he enlisted as a Private in Co. B of the 7th Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Infantry. He was discharged September 12, 1864, time expired.

He was born May 27, 1840 in Mansfield to William and Harriet (Dunham) Bennett. In the 1860 U.S. census in Mansfield, he is a 20 year old teacher in the household of William Bennett. Two of his brothers, George D. Bennett and Theodore F. Bennett also served in the Civil War from Mansfield; they were both in Co. D of the 21st Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Infantry. 

Seth Bennett was a 30 year old teacher living in the household of his brother John Bennett in Marietta, Marshall County, Iowa by the date of the 1870 U.S. census. He moved to Polk, Canada County, Nebraska by the 1880 U.S. census date. He married Laura ____ between 1870 and 1880. In the 1890 Veterans’ census, Seth D. Bennett was residing in Rising City and Reading in Butler County, Nebraska. He was a member of G.A.R (Grand Army of the Republic) Post 20.102 in Nebraska.

On July 14, 1882, he applied for an invalid pension, No. 454,792 that was granted under certificate No. 249,323. His widow later filed application for a pension.

Seth D. Bennett died on February 24, 1893 and is buried at the Circle Mound Cemetery in Rising City, Nebraska, Lot 77, Section B.

William Brown

William Brown

William Brown was a resident of Mansfield on February 20, 1864 when he enlisted as a Private in Co. C of the 7th Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Infantry; he transferred to the ship U.S.S. Mackinaw of the United States Navy on April 28, 1864 and deserted on April 30, 1864.

He was not living in Mansfield in the 1860 U.S. census; no further information is known.

Henry A. Clark

Henry A. Clark

Henry A. Clark was a resident of Southington on September 5, 1861 when he enlisted as a Private in Co. A of the 7th Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Infantry. He was promoted to Corporal on March 1, 1865 and then promoted to Sergeant on May 1, 1865.  He mustered out July 20, 1865 at Goldsboro, North Carolina.

In the descriptive muster roll of the 7th Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Infantry, his age is listed as 37 and his occupation as mechanic.  He is described as 5’10” tall with a dark complexion and brown hair and grey eyes. 

He was born in Mansfield about 1824. Henry A. Clark married Harriet Jaycox on May 3, 1855.  Children include: George A. Clark born in 1866 and Harriet Adell Clark Pauer born in 1871.

Henry A. Clark died on November 18, 1905 and is buried at the Quinnipiac Cemetery in Southington, Connecticut.

Enoch Dodd

Enoch Dodd

Enoch Dodd was a resident of Mansfield on August 24, 1861 when he enlisted as a Private in Co. H of the 7th Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Infantry. He reenlisted as a veteran on December 22, 1863, was promoted to Corporal July 1, 1865 and he was mustered out July 20, 1865.

He was born to Samuel and Mary A. _____ Dodd about 1835. There are conflicting birth places in several census records and the death record has Michigan crossed out and Kingston, Canada written in. Since both the 1900 and 1910 U.S. censuses give Canada as his place of birth and he is listed as a naturalized alien who immigrated about 1834, Kingston, Canada may be correct. In the 1860 U.S. census in Mansfield, he is a 26 year old farm laborer and head of household. After the Civil War, he returned to Mansfield and continued to work as a farm laborer.

Enoch married Mary Emily Perkins, born in Mansfield on January 28, 1853, in Marlborough, Connecticut. They had the following children: Victor H. Dodd, born September 15, 1854; Annie E. Dodd, born September 22, 1856; Annette F. Dodd, born about 1858 and Charlie Dodd, born February 22, 1861. Emily (Perkins) Dodd died on October 8, 1862 in Mansfield and Enoch married second, Caroline Wilbur about 1870. They had one child, Gertrude, born February 13, 1875; Caroline (Wilbur) Dodd died August 30, 1881. Enoch Dodd married third, Katie Smith on September 8, 1882 in Mansfield. Enoch married fourth, Julia M. Copeland about 1884. Their children include: Llewelyn (or Louis V.) Dodd, born about January 1889, Gertrude A. Dodd, born about June 1890; Robert L. Dodd, born December 23, 1892; Florence E. Dodd born about July 1895 and Alfred Dodd, born about 1900.

On July 8, 1890, he applied for an invalid pension, No. 887,647 that was granted under certificate No. 755,920. His widow applied for a pension in 1911.

Enoch Dodd died on December 22, 1910 in Mansfield and he is buried at the New Mansfield Center Cemetery in Mansfield.

Welcome H. Geer

Welcome H. Geer

Welcome H. Geer was a resident of Mansfield on December 16, 1864 when he enlisted as a Private in Co. E of the 15th Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Infantry; he was transferred to Co. E of the 7th Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Infantry on June 23, 1865 and was mustered out July 20, 1865.

He was born about 1843 in Rhode Island, probably in Hopkinton, to Charles H. and Eliza P. (_____) Geer. In the 1860 U.S. census in North Stonington, Connecticut, he is a 15 year old in the household of Charles H. Geer. After the Civil War, he returned to Connecticut and worked as a farm laborer. Welcome Geer married Helen E. _____ about 1885. Children include: Welcome Arthur Geer, born about April 1888 and Raymond Geer, born about October, 1891. 

In the 1890 Veterans census, he is living in Hopkinton, Rhode Island and he is a farm laborer there in the 1900 U.S. census.

Welcome H. Geer died on March 18, 1901 in Hopkinton, Rhode Island; his burial place is not known.

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