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Francis Jacobs

Francis Jacobs

Francis Jacobs was a resident of Mansfield on August 11, 1862 when he enlisted as a Private in Co. D of the 21st Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Infantry. He was discharged for disability on January 9, 1863.

The descriptive muster roll of the 21st Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Infantry lists his age as 23 and his occupation as farmer.  He is described as 5’ 9” tall with a fair complexion and brown hair and dark eyes.  His marital status is single. 

He was born March 20, 1839 in Mansfield to Nelson and Almira (Herrick) Jacobs. In the 1860 U.S. census in Mansfield, he is a 21 year old living in the household of David H. Jacobs, probably, his brother. Francis Jacobs married Mary A.____ about 1864. Children include: Carrie E. Jacobs, born about 1865; Wayland F. Jacobs, born about 1869, Wilbert F. Jacobs, born about 1872; Lilly A. Jacobs, born about 1875 and Emma E. Jacobs, born about 1879.

In the 1870 U.S. census, he was a clerk in a saloon in Windham and in 1880, a laborer, living in Mansfield. He moved back to Willimantic between 1880 and 1900.

On September 16, 1880, he applied for an invalid pension, No. 410,626 that was granted under certificate No. 423,720. His widow applied for a pension on November 16, 1921.

Francis Jacobs died on October 11, 1921 in Willimantic and is buried at the Old Cemetery in Windham, Connecticut.

Andrew E. Kinney

Andrew E. Kinney

Andrew E. Kinney was a resident of Mansfield on September 5, 1862 when he enlisted as a Private in Co. D of the 21st Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Infantry. He was promoted to Corporal on August 31, 1863 and mustered out June 16, 1865.

The descriptive muster roll of the 21st Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Infantry lists his age as 22 and his occupation as painter.  He is described as 5’ 8” tall with a light complexion and blue eyes and dark hair.  His marital status is single.

He was born about 1840 in Ashford to Allen S. and Lois (Wood) Kinney. In the 1860 U.S. census in Hartford, he was a 19 year old painter in the household of Morrison Crawford. 

Andrew Kinney married Ellen E. Purington; she died in 1869. He married second, Clara T. Osmond about 1870. After the Civil War, he lived in Willimantic and was employed there as an artist/painter and a sign painter. His children include: Jennie Kinney, born about 1868 and Llewelyn Kinney, born about 1876.

On February 18, 1891, he applied for an invalid pension, No. 846,109 that was granted under certificate No. 721,750. His widow applied for a pension on February 10, 1908.

Andrew E. Kinney died on December 15, 1907 in Norwich, Connecticut and is buried at the Old Cemetery in Windham, Connecticut.

Francis Marble

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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