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Where Did They Go?


Babcock, William Henry, after serving in the 11th Regiment, and his wife, Cecelia A. Kingsley Babcock came to Hiawatha, Brown County, Kansas, in October/November 1868. They homesteaded 80 acres and remained in the area the rest of their lives. (descendant)

Bixby, Charles Henry - migrated to Wakefield, Clay Cty., Kansas by 1871. He returned to VT before Dec., 1875 and returned to Riley, Riley Cty., Kansas before 1887. He lived in various locations in Clay, Riley, and Sumner Counties in Kansas until his death in 1919. His line of work was a Transfer Wagoneer. (Doug Wipff,, 2nd-great-grandson)

Cook, William Wallace - an apprentice to a leather craftsman but ran away and enlisted in the Civil War. He obviously misrepresented his age, as he enlisted just days after his 15th birthday. He claimed Shelbourne Vermont as his residence, and enlisted August 29,1847 a few days following the enlistment of his brother, Franklin M. Cook, who did not survive the war. He was discharged with wounds April 12, 1864. He lost a leg, and was hospitalized in Boston, where he met and married Clara Esther Dearborn on July 4, 1865. In the marriage record, he gave his occupation as farmer, but soon opened a leather shop in Newark New Jersey, and remained there intil 1871. The shop was successful. and he was joined there by his brother, Charles, teaching him the trade. Doctors advised William Wallace to go west for his health, and in July 1871 he moved his family to Kansas, where Charles (J.) had gone earlier. The homesteaded on Upper Humboldt Creek near Junction City Kansas. W. W. found farming strenuous for a man with an artificial leg, so he went east during the winter months to do leather work for additional income. After about a year or so of this he began contracting to build roads, water and light plants, and sewer systems. This field of business was quite profitable for him, according to the family legends. (descendant)

Elkins, Riley, of Troy, VT, after serving in the 8th Regiment, moved to Kansas, and was a successful farmer. (descendant)

Farrow/Ferron, Thomas was born 18 April 1846 in St. Aime, Quebec. He enlisted 18 August 1862 in Canaan, Vermont. His entire enlistment was served in Company "E", Third Vermont Infantry. He was wounded on 12 May 1864 at Spotsylvania Courthouse and saw no further service. After the war he settled for awhile in Fall River, Massachusetts where he married Marie Adelaide Narbonne on 15 March 1874. Their eldest son, David Allen Ferron, was born in Lowell, Massachusetts on 30 May 1876. Thereafter they moved to Cloud County, Kansas to take advantage of the double portion offered veterans through the Homestead Act of 1862. Four more sons and a daughter were born in Kansas. ThomasFerron died 10 July 1934 in Mulberry Township, Kansas and was buried in the cemetery at St. Joseph's Catholic Church. My wife, Theresa, is granddaughter to his eldest son, David. (descendant)

Hatch, Marshal Taylor; migrated from Vermont to Nebraska and then came to Gridley, Kansas. (Dorene Smith, great-granddaughter)

Howard, Arial, his wife Ann Margaret, daughter Eva and son Wilber left Vermont in 1866. They lived in Illinois for awhile and then on to Lyon Co, Kansas where they lived until his death. (descendant)

Kenesson, Daniel, homesteaded in Kansas, settling in what was Howard County, later Chautauqua County. He lived in Cedar Vale, Kansas, and then Sedan and Elgin--all close by. The last few years of his life were in Geuda Springs. He was a boot maker and operated a general store and an Opera House that was quite famous in Cedar Vale, Kansas. (descendant)

Lawrence, Asahel migrated to Clay County, Kansas with a land grant, where he farmed for several years before opening a grocery store in Clay Center, Kansas. He ran into his old friend Will P. Gates in Kansas, also a Musician in the Civil War, and they played in the Fife & Drum Corps in Kansas for many years. Asahel had 3 brothers who also served in the Civil War: Alfred and Mackson in Co. D with him, and Horace in Co. B, 3rd Infantry. NOTE: We have the original snare drum that ggrandfather Asahel played in the Civil War, and the original drumsticks he used while playing in the Fife & Drum Corps in Clay Center! (Kent Lawrence, Asahel's great-grandson)

Packard, Albert; migrated to Miami Co. Kansas in 1868, after marrying his teacher of 40, he was 20 years of age. In 1869, he applied for an increase in pension due to bone fragments causing open wounds which never healed (wounded by a "rebel minnie ball at Po River - 5/11/1864) - pension increased from $12 to $24. He died of these wounds in 1902. Miami Co. Kansas was at the center of the "bloody Kansas" free-state, slave state controversy during the late 1850's and early 60's. Cemetery inscription: "He was good, kind, faithful and kind to all."

Skinner, Joseph; returned home for an undetermined time after the War. By 1873, he had migrated to Kansas. (descendant)

Tucker, Perley (15th Inf., Co. I), is buried in the Dover Cemetery in Dover, Kansas.

Woodward, William F. (8th Inf, Co. B), migrated to Phillipsburg, Kansas after the war. He returned to Vermont with his son, Lemuel, and daughter-in-law, Viola, about 1895. (descendant)