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Eleventh Census of the United States Special Schedule

Surviving Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, and Widows, etc.

Obtained from microcopies of records in the National Archives, #123, Roll 17
Originally copied by Gloria J. Collins and later edited in 2003 by Pat Allen, Northville Genealogical Society

Persons who served in the Army, Navy, and Marine Corps of the United States during the war of the rebellion (who are survivors), and widows of such persons, in N. 1/2 Township of Plymouth (Northville), County of Wayne, State of Michigan, enumerated in June, 1890.

William W. Thayer, Enumerator
Supervisor's District No. 1
Enumeration District No. 191


Introduction:

The act of March 1, 1889, establishing a Census Office in the Department of the Interior, provided that the Superintendent of Census in taking the Eleventh Census, should "cause to be taken on a special schedule of inquiry, according to such form as he may prescribe, the names, organizations, and length of service of those who had served in the Army, Navy, or Marine Corps of the United States in the War of the Rebellion, and who are survivors at the time of said inquiry, and the widows of soldiers, sailors, or marines..."  The Act also provided that there be prepared and published, in connection with the census, "a list of the names, organizations, and length of service of surviving Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines, and the widows of Soldiers, Sailors and Marines."

Because of the difficulties in securing data concerning the veterans or their survivors that the regular and special enumerators were expected to encounter, the Census Office secured all possible information in advance of the enumeration.  A preliminary list of the names of 458.677 surviving veterans was compiled from the records of the Pension Office; efforts were made to obtain rosters of all Grand Army of the Republic posts throughout the country; and requests were made for State rosters, adjutant generals' reports, and other publications likely to be of value in the work of verifying the special schedules.

The work of the enumerators, which was begun on the first Monday of June 1890, was completed by July 1 of that year.  The work of examining, verifying, and classifying the information on the special schedules was carried on from August 1, 1890 to June 30, 1891.  During this period many thousands of letters were written to veterans to obtain information not obtained by the enumerators, and inquiries were published in about 500 newspapers throughout the country in order to elicit responses from veterans overlooked in the enumeration.  An examination of the special schedules indicates that at least part of the data so obtained was added to the schedules by the Census Office.

Despite a good deal of preliminary work in preparing the contemplated list for publication, the Act to provide for the publication of the Eleventh Census, approved February 23, 1893, did not provide funds for its completion.  The Superintendent of Census suggested, therefore, that the original intent of the law would be complied with if the schedules containing the records of the service of the surviving veterans, together with their post office addresses, were transferred to the Commissioner of Pensions.  This recommendation was acted upon favorably by Congress by an act approved April 21, 1894, and the schedules were transferred shortly thereafter.  Under authority of an act approved July 3, 1930, these schedules were transferred to the Veterans' Administration where they remained until their transfer to the National Archives on March 24, 1943.

Each special schedule, consisting of four pages, contains spaces for fifty entries.  On the upper half of each page are included the name of the veteran (or if he did not survive, the names of both the widow and her deceased husband), the veteran's rank, company, regiment or vessel, date of enlistment, date of discharge, and length of service in years, months, and days.  The lower half of each page contains the post office address of each person listed, disability incurred by the veteran, and under the heading "General Remarks", other information necessary for a complete statement of the veteran's term of service.  Persons who enlisted and served under assumed names, and afterwards assumed their lawful names, are listed under their real names followed by their aliases.  In a few cases, names of Confederate veterans were recorded inadvertently.


The first number (#) refers to the house number from Schedule 1.

The second number refers to the family number from Schedule 1.


#110-113    ACHINSON, Henry - Private, Co. D, 5 Michigan Cavalry
                        Enlisted - 14 August 1862 - 28 February 1863
                        Remarks - Right arm partially paralyzed

#356-368    ADAMS, Henry P.- Private, Co. C., 2 Michigan Cavalry
                        Enlisted - 21 September 1861 - 3 September 1865
                        Remarks - Thrown from horse, right arm injured

#271-280     BANKS, Thomas P. - Private, Co. K, 11 Michigan Infantry
                        Enlisted - 9 March 1865 - 16 September 1865

#93-96         BARBER, David W. - Private, Co. K, 20 Ohio Infantry
                        Enlisted - 14 April 1861 - 15 July 1865
                        Remarks - Chronic diarrhea and rheumatism

#97-100       BARBER, Gardner - Private, Co. H, 124 Ohio Infantry
                        Enlisted - 8 November 1862 - 20 February 1863
                        Widow - Esther BARBER

#134-137    BRIGHAM, Ephraim - Private, Co. C, 30 Michigan Infantry
                        Enlisted - 26 November 1864 - 17 June 1865

#135-138    BRIGHAM, Clarence - Private, Co. C., 30 Michigan Infantry
                        Enlisted - 26 November 1864 - 17 June 1865

#397-414    BRIGHAM, William H. - Private, Co. C., 24 Michigan Infantry
                        Enlisted - 7 August 1862 - 7 September 1862

#206-212    BOGART, Marvin S. - Sergeant, Co. I, 22 Michigan Infantry
                        Enlisted - 13 August 1862 - 26 June 1865

#351-362    BROCKET, James D. - Private, Co. A., 32 New York Infantry
                        Enlisted - 31 May 1861 - 8 July 1865
                        Remarks - Chronic diarrhea

#92-95        BURDICK, Humphrey F. - 1st Sergeant, Co B., 7 U. S. Infantry
                        Enlisted - 1 June 1864 - 1 June 1867
                        Remarks - Suffering from chronic diarrhea

#456-479    CALKINS, George H. - Private, Co. C., 8 Michigan Infantry
                        Enlisted - 14 August 1862 - 11 November 1862
                        Remarks - Has applied for pension
                        Widow - Sarah

#453-476    CAREY, Henry H. - Private, Co. I, 24 Michigan Infantry
                        Enlisted - Not Given
                        Remarks - Has applied for pension.
                        Widow - Mary

#319-329    CAVE, Daniel - Private, Co. H., 3 Michigan Cavalry
                        Enlisted - 8 March 1864 to 20 February 1866
                        Remarks - Heart disease

#312 -322   CHARTER, Leonard - Private, Co. G. 14 Michigan Infantry
                        Enlisted - 14 December 1861 to 29 July 1865
                        Disability - Deaf and liver complaint

#313-323    CHRISTY, Louis - Private, Co. B., Michigan Machines Supplies
                        Enlisted - 4 September 1861 to 5 August 1865
                        Remarks - Can't give dates exact
                        Widow - Eliza

#484-507    CLARKSON, Eugene C. - Private, Co. G., 14 Michigan Infantry
                        Enlisted - 7 January 1862 to 11 January 1865
                        Disability - Liver disease

#234-242    COLE, William - Private, Co. E., 11 Michigan Cavalry
                        Enlisted - 8 September 1863 to 10 August 1865

#317-327    CONWELL, Leonard - Private, Co. I., 9 Illinois Cavalry
                        Enlisted - 12 September 1861 to 12 April 1866
                        Remarks - Rupture

#318-328    DARLINGTON, Richard J. - Private, Co. H., 3 Michigan Cavalry
                        Enlisted - 16 September 1861 to 18 January 1864
                        Remarks - Piles

#176-181    DEVAN, Francis - Private, Co. B., 8 Michigan Cavalry
                        Enlisted - 26 December 1861 to 15 February 1865
                        Widow - Phebe

#140-143    DOLPH, John W. - Private, Co. C., 22 New York Cavalry
                        Enlisted - 21 December 1863 to 1 August 1865

#235-240    DUNHAM, David W. - alias Ambrose U. HARRISON, Private Co. B., 9 Iowa Infantry
                        Enlisted - 1 August 1861 to 1 September 1864
                        Disability - Vision of right eye - result of smallpox

#219-225    ELLIOTT, Jasper - Corporal, Co. D.,  1 Michigan Cavalry
                        Enlisted - 10 August 1861 to 10 March 1866
                        Disability - Catarrh

#128-131    GILLMORE, Alexander - Private, Co. C., 30 Michigan Infantry
                        Enlisted - ? to 19 June 1863
                        Disability - Kidney disease

#177-183    GUTHERIE, John - Private, Co. D., 1 Michigan Engines and Machines
                        Enlisted - 26 December 1863 - 11 August 1865
                        Disability - Rheumatism and eyes affected

#315-325    HAMILTON, James - Private, Co. D., 6 Michigan, Heavy Artillery
                        Enlisted - 31 May 1864 to 20 Aug. 1865
                        Disability - Rheumatism and chronic diarrhea

#235-240    HARRISON, Ambrose U. - See DUNHAM, David W.

#106-109    HARRISON, William - "Can't say.  Papers all in Washington with some pension agent".
                        Widow - Caroline HARRISON

#445-467    HARLAN, John L. - Private, Co. A., 4 Michigan Cavalry
                        Enlisted - 4 November 1863 to 16 August 1865

#436-455    HASTINGS, Edward D. - Private, Co. D., 5 Michigan Cavalry
                        Enlisted - 14 August 1862 to 3 July 1865
                        Disability - Chronic Laryngitis

#411-429    HEPTURN, Paul H. - Private, Co. A, 9 Michigan Cavalry
                        Enlisted - 21 March 1863 to 22 May 1865
                        Widow - Sarah J.

#438-457    HILBORN, Henry E. - Corporal, Co. E., 16 Massachusetts Infantry
                        Enlisted - 1861 to 1863
                        Disability - Lung Complaint
                        Remarks - "Can't give dates nearer".

#533-556     HOLLIS, James - Corporal, Co. E., 27 Michigan Infantry
                        Enlisted - 14 August 1863 to 25 August 1865
                        Disability - Chronic diarrhea and rheumatism
                        Remarks - "Can't give dates nearer".

#353-365    HORTON - Edward S. - Private, Co. D., 5 Michigan Cavalry
                        Enlisted - 18 August 1862 to 10 July 1865
                        Remarks - Knee injured by horse

#63-66        HOUK, Andrew J. - Private, Co. D., 5 Michigan Cavalry
                        Enlisted - 14 August 1862 to 25 June 1865
                        Disability - Back injured by horse falling on him

#130-133   HOUSMAN, Alonzo W. - Private, Co. F., 24 Michigan Infantry
                        Enlisted - 24 February 1865 to "Can't give dates as discharge is in Pension Office"

#162-165    KINGSBURY, C. C. - Captain, Co. C., 74 Indiana Infantry
                        Enlisted - 6 July 1862 to 15 May 1863
                        Disability - Kidney Disease

#180-186    KREBS, John H. - Horse Battery Driver, Co. C., 3 U.S. Artillery
                        Enlisted - 29 January 1862 to 29 January 1865
                        Disability - Rheumatism

#216-226    LITTLE, William J. - Private, Co. C., 30 Michigan Infantry
                        Enlisted - No dates given

#102--105    LOUD, James M. - Private, Co. C., 24 Michigan Infantry
                        Enlisted - 5 August 1862 to 17 June 1865
                        Widow - Mary E. LOUD

#194-200     LOUNT, Hiram - Sergeant, Co. D., 5 Michigan Cavalry
                        Enlisted - 11 November 1862 to 12 November 1865
                        Disability - Thrown from horse, 2 ribs broken, never been well since.

#422-440    LOWDEN, James K. - QM Sergeant, Co. D., 5 Michigan Cavalry
                        Enlisted - 17 August 1862 to 4 January 1864

#444-465    MARTIN, Edward - Orderly, 17 New York Light Artillery
                        Enlisted - 30 July 1862 to 15 June 1865
                        Disability - None

#183-189    MURDOCK, John - Private Co. I. 151 New York Infantry
                        Enlisted - August 1862 to 1865
                        Disability - Wounded at the Wilderness, May 6

#452 -474   NICE, John - Private, Co. F., 27 Pennsylvania Volunteer
                        Enlisted - 17 June 1863 to 31 July 1863
                        Remarks - Has applied for pension
                        Widow - Margaret

#446-468    NICHOLS, Henry L. - Private, Co. M., 1 Michigan Engineer & Machines
                        Enlisted - 19 August 1864 to 6 June 1865

#446-464    NICHOLS, Morris S. - Private, Co. K., 2 Michigan Infantry
                        Enlisted - 25 May 1861 to 22 October 1862
                        Disability - Left knee injured

#406-424    NIXON, John - Private, Co. C., 110 New York Infantry
                        Enlisted - 8 August 1862 - 30 June 1865

#393-440    PALMER - Levi M. - Private, Co. H., 21 Michigan Infantry
                        Enlisted - 14 August 1862 to 8 June 1865
                        Disability - Grav (illegible)

#262-277    PARMENTER, Benajah - Fireman, U.S. Gunboat Celfrin
                        Enlisted - 15 March 1864 to 15 March 1865

#168-172    POMEROY, Augustus - Sergeant, 24 Michigan Infantry
                        Enlisted - 8 August 1862 to 30 June 1865
                        Disability - Heart and Brain Trouble

#553-557    PUTMAN, Merritt - Private, Co. D., 12 U.S. Infantry
                        Enlisted - 25 September 1861 to 25 April 1863

#488-511    RASCH, Andrew - Sailor, U.S. Gun Boat Red --------
                        Enlisted - 22 December 1862 to 22  December 1863
                        Disability - Chronic Diarrhea

#132-135    RICHARDS, Thomas - Private, Co. M., 10 Michigan Cavalry
                        Enlisted - 6 March 1865 to 11 November 1865

#276-286    ROCKWELL - Albert E. - Corporal, Co. E., 1 Wisconsin Heavy Artillery
                        Enlisted - 24 August 1864 to 26 June 1865
                        Disability - Shot through right thigh.  Deaf in one ear.

#166-170    ROOT, M. S. - Private, Co. D., 5 Michigan Cavalry
                        Enlisted - 18 August 1862 to 3 July 1865

#282-292    SIMONDS, Eli K. - Captain, Co. J., 5 Michigan Cavalry
                        Enlisted - 15 August 1862 to 27 July 1863

#272-281    SMITH, George H. - Private, Co. B., 9 Michigan Cavalry
                        Enlisted - 16 February 1863 to 6 June 1865
                        Widow - Catherine

#513-536    SMITH, William H. H. - Private, Co. A., 22 Michigan Infantry
                        Enlisted - 11 August 1862 to 15 December 1863
                        Disability - Mini ball wound just above left knee

#88-91       STARKWEATHER, Eugene K. - Train Master, Co. D., 5th Michigan Cavalry
                        Enlisted - 14 August 1862 to 5 July 1865
                        Disability - Rheumatism. Thrown from horse, side injured

#482-505    STEWART, Cornelius - Private, Co. D., 6 Michigan Heavy Artillery
                        Enlisted - 15 April 1864 to 5 December 1864
                        Disability - Chronic Diarrhea

#297-307    STEWART, William S. - Saddler, Co. D., 5 Michigan Cavalry
                        Enlisted - no dates
                        Widow - Almira WATKINS

#261-269    TAYLOR, James H. - Private, Co. K., 1 Michigan Cavalry
                        Enlisted - 1 September 1864 to 14 June 1865
                        Disability - Chronic Diarrhea and Rheumatism

#124-127    TAYLOR, Stephen B. - Private, Co. B., 44 Illinois Infantry
                        Enlisted - 12 August 1861 to 27 September 1864
                        Disability - Suffers from chronic diarrhea and piles

#214 -220   THOMAS, James - Private, Co. K., 42 Wisconsin Infantry
                        Enlisted - 1 September 1864 to 20 June 1865
                        Disability - Rheumatism

#385-401    VANDINE, Alvin L. - Private, Co. C., 30 Michigan Infantry
                        Enlisted - 25 November 1864 to 16 June 1865

#468-491    VRADENBURG, Elijah - Private - Co. I., 22 Michigan Infantry
                        Enlisted - 12 August 1862 to 8 April 1863
                        Disability - Discharged for disability

#504-527    WAID, Henry O. - Private, Co. C, 108 New York Volunteer Infantry
                        Enlisted - 26 July 1862 to 26 December 1862
                        Disability - Deaf in left ear and heart affected

#508-531    WEBSTER, Brayton G. - Private, Co. F., 20 Michigan Infantry
                        Enlisted - 4 August 1862 to 2 October 1865
                        Disability - Lost left arm at Ft. Steedeman

#241-255    WESGEAVER, Albert - Co. D., 3 New York Cavalry (from tombstone)
                        Remarks - "Can find out nothing more of him as he is away at work".

#9-9            WHITE, Henry M. - 1st Lieutenant, Co. D., 5 Michigan Cavalry
                        Enlisted - 14 August 1862 to 5 July 1865
                        Disability - Kidney trouble

#409-427    WILLFARE, Thomas - Private, Co. D., 3 Michigan Cavalry
                        Enlisted - 24 February 1864 to 16 September 1865
                        Disability - Rupture

#158-161    WILKINSON, Isaac B. (or Jesse) - Private, Co. F., 16 Michigan Infantry
                        Enlisted - 11 September 1861 to 22 February 1862
                        Widow - Mary WILKINSON

#279-289    YERKES, Harrison - Sergeant, Co. C., 30 Michigan Infantry
                        Enlisted - 29 November 1864 to 17 June 1865