Tag: Old Willimantic Cemetery

Andrew J. Hovey

Andrew J. Hovey

Andrew J. Hovey was a resident of Mansfield on September 4, 1861 when he enlisted as a Sergeant in Co. B of the 10th Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Infantry; he was promoted 1st Sergeant May 1, 1864 and discharged October 7, 1864, time expired.

He was born about 1833 in Mansfield; in the 1860 U.S. census in Mansfield, he is a 27 year old mechanic and head of household. Andrew Hovey married Elizabeth Brown between 1850 and 1860. Children include: Carrie M. Hovey, born about 1859 and George Hovey, born about 1861. After his Civil War service, he returned to Connecticut and worked as a carpenter. He is living in Coventry by 1870, Windham by 1880 and Tolland by 1900.


Andrew J. Hovey died on April 22, 1906 at Fitch’s Home for Soldiers in Darien, Connecticut and is buried at the Old Willimantic Cemetery in Windham, Connecticut.

Canfield J. Humphrey

Canfield J. Humphrey

Canfield J. Humphrey was a resident of Mansfield on August 12, 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. Canfield was wounded May 16, 1864 at Cold Harbor, Virginia. His leg was amputated and he died as a result of his wounds on August 19, 1864 in Washington, D.C.

The descriptive muster roll of the 21st Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Infantry lists his age as 26 and his occupation as joiner.  He is described as 5’ 8” tall with a fair complexion and light eyes and dark hair.  His marital status is married.

He was born about 1836 in Stansford, New York, probably to A.L. and Celia ____ Humphrey. In the 1860 U.S. census in Willimantic, he is a 23 year old carpenter and head of household. Canfield Humphrey married Sarah Elizabeth _______ before 1860. 

Sarah E. Humphrey applied for a widow’s pension on October 15, 1864, No. 68,528 that was granted under certificate No. 54,756. According to the list of pensioners on the roll in 1883, Sarah E. Humphrey was receiving a widow’s pension of $8 per month in Willimantic that had begun in April, 1865.

Canfield J. Humphrey is buried at the Old Willimantic Cemetery in Windham,, Connecticut.

Irad W. Storrs

Irad W. Storrs

Irad W. Storrs was a resident of Mansfield on September 8, 1862 when he enlisted as a Corporal in Co. E of the 22nd Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Infantry. He was mustered out July 7, 1863.

The descriptive muster roll of the 22nd Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Infantry lists his age as 21 and his occupation as butcher.  He is described as 5’ 6” tall with a light complexion and black eyes and brown hair.  His marital status is single. 

He was born March 25, 1841 in Mansfield to Artemus Gurley and Lydia (Harding) Storrs. Irad Storrs married Roselia Adelaide Southworth on November 28, 1867 in Mansfield; he married second, Marion E. _____.  After his military service, he worked as a salesman in the Cincinnati, Ohio area for some time. He was working in a steam saw mill in Lebanon, Connecticut in the 1880 U.S. census.

On July 9, 1890, he applied for an invalid pension, No. 801,298 that was granted under certificate No. 576,530. His widow filed for a pension on April 10, 1899.

Irad W. Storrs died on March 15, 1899 and is buried at the Old Willimantic Cemetery in Windham, Connecticut.

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