Goodbyes are not forever.
Goodbyes are not the end.
They simply mean I miss you.
Until we meet again!
- author unknown
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Thursday, October 16, 2008

J Folsom (298.4) and M Clark Gilman (298.5)

(see Calhoun Pedigree Chart #298)
I stumbled across a treasure while hunting for details on the Folsom line of my father’s family. A gentleman by the name of Jacob Chapman has compiled a book called A Genealogy of the Folsom Family. I have provided a link on the left under "Research Sources". He has so many details, dates and stories, that it is difficult to do anything other than quote him, which I will designate with quotation marks. I may paraphrase some of what he says as well, so consider this whole post (and the next Folsom posts) a quote from Mr. Chapman.

“Hingham, England, a town about 14 miles WSW of Norwich, and 97 NE of London, in the neighborhood of a small lake about a mile in circumference, and having a fine old stone church with a tower and a chime of eight bells.” It was here that John Folsom (298.4) was baptized in 1615. He was married in October 1636 to Mary Gilman (298.5), the oldest child of Edward and Mary Clark Gilman.

“On the 26th of April, 1638, the ship “Diligent, of Ipswich,” Eng., of 350 tons burden, John Martin, master, set sail from the mouth of the Thames for Massachusetts bay, having on board nineteen families and six or eight single persons, - in all, one hundred and thirty-three. Twelve of these families, numbering eighty-four souls, were from old Hingham – the rest from the immediate vicinity; and they had all embarked for the purpose of joining a colony settled in Hingham, Mass. (1633-37), consisting of ten families and five signle persons (in all, forth-nine), who had been their friends and neighbors in old Hingham. Among those now emigrating were John Foulsham, of Hingham, then twenty-three or twenty-four years of age, and his young wife, to whom he had been married about a year and a half. They were attended by two servants. His wife’s father and mother (Edward and Mary Clark Gilman, of Hingham), three younger brothers (Edward, not quite twenty-one years old, John and Moses), two younger sisters (sarah, and Lydia who married Dnaiel Cushing – 1645), and three servants of the family, were fellow-passengers. The rector of the parish, Rev. Robert Peck, with his family, consisting of wife, two children, and two servants, also formed part of the company. The immediate occasion of their departure seems to have been trouble in ecclesiastical matters.”

“The party having landed at Boston, Mass, August 10, 1638, immediately proceeded to their place of destination, [Hingham, Mass], about fourteen miles south-east from Boston.” It is there that John and Mary Gilman had seven children and in this order: Samuel (about 1638/9), John (1640/41), Nathaniel (abt 1644), Israel (abt 1646), Peter (abt 1649), Mary (abt 1651), and Ephraim (1654).

“John Folsom and wife, with their children, followed her father and mother to Exeter, probably not earlier than 1650, the first authentic record of their residence in that town being in the year 1655.” “He lived on the west side of the river, where the first settlements in Exeter were made …”

From 1675-1676 an armed conflict arose between Native American inhabitants and English colonists. Called King Philip's War, after the main leader of the Native American side, it "was proportionately one of the bloodiest and costliest in the history of America." Brothers Samuel and Peter (as a Lieutenant) served in this war.

John Folsom died two days after Christmas 1681 in Exeter, New Hampshire. His wife, Mary lived an additional eight to ten years after that.

On June 11, 1709, at age 55, Ephraim Folsom was “shot by and Indian as he was riding home from the village of Exeter.”

J Folsom (298.2) and A Perkins (298.3)

(see Calhoun Pedigree Chart #298)
John Folsom (298.2) was the son of John Folsom and Mary Clark Gilman and was baptized on October 3, 1641 in Hingham, Massachusetts. “Deacon John Folsom was a man of high standing and good property, active both in church and in political affairs.” At age 34, on November 10, 1675 he married Abigail Perkins (298.3), born April 12, 1655 to Abraham and Mary Wyeth Perkins in Hampton, Rockingham County, New Hampshire. Together they had nine children who were all born in Exeter, Rockingham County, New Hampshire and probably in this order: Abigail (1676), Abraham (abt 1678), John (abt 1680), Jeremiah (1685), Mary (1681), Jonathan (abt 1685), Mercy (abt 1691), Sarah (abt 1703) and Lydia.
Their daughter Mary died around age 29, on Valentine’s Day in 1710/11, leaving two children.

His Last Will and Testament (link is listed below), dated November 1715, shows that John Folsom (298.2) had acquired quite a bit of land and property. He died in Exeter, New Hampshire on December 11, 1715.

J Folsom (38.8) and A Ladd (38.9)

(see Calhoun Pedigree Chart #38)
Jonathan Folsom (38.8) was the son of Deacon John and Abigail Perkins Folsom and was born about 1685 in Exeter, Rockingham County, New Hampshire. Sometime prior to 1713, Jonathan married Anna Ladd (38.9), born Christmas Day in 1691 in Exeter.

When Jonathan was only 30 years old his father, Deacon John, died on the 11th of December 1715. Jonathan is said to have “inherited the homestead in the east part of the town, where he became wealthy and influential.”
Jonathan and Anna had 12 children, all born in Exeter, and probably in this order: Abigail, Anna, Sarah, John, Mary (1722), Jonathan (1724), Nathaniel (1726), Samauel (1732), Trueworthy (1734), Josiah (1735), Lydia and Elizabeth.

It is said of their son, Trueworthy that he was “not so well to do in the world as his brothers, the Colonel [Samuel] and the General [Nathaniel], but superior to them both, in humor and wit.”

Brother Nathaniel was an American merchant and statesman. He was a delegate for New Hampshire in the Continental Congress in 1774 and 1777 to 1780, as well as the Major General of the New Hampshire Militia.

Colonel Samuel Folsom is known for building the Folsom Tavern in about 1775 which was the center of Exeter's political scene during the Revolution. Revolutionary officers met at the Folsom Tavern on Tuesday, November 18, 1783, and formed the Society of the Cincinnati in the State of New Hampshire. President George Washington stopped by the tavern on the morning of November 4, 1789 to ‘partake of a collation’ during his tour of New England. After his death in 1790, his wife Elizabeth continued to run the tavern until her death in 1805 as "Widow Folsom's Inn."
Samuel died on May 22, 1790 and just four days later, his brother Nathaniel died. Both were buried at the Winter Street Burial Ground in Exeter, New Hampshire.

Major General Nathienal Folsom
Colonel Samuel Folsom

It was Exeter where Jonathan Folsom (38.8) and Anna Ladd (38.9) Folsom died in Feb 1739/40 and July 27, 1742.

J Folsom (38.4) and D Gilman (38.5)

(see Calhoun Pedigree Chart #38)

Jonathan Folsom (38.4) was the son of Jonathan and Anna Ladd Folsom and was born 1724 in Exeter, Rockingham County, New Hampshire. “In 1745, at the age of 21, he was lieutenant in Captain Somersby Gilman’s company, which fought under Sir William Pepperel, at the first capture of Louisburg.”

He was married twice; first to Dorothy Gilman before 1747 and later to Deborah Hall. Jonathan had seven children, probably born in Newmarket, New Hampshire and in this order: Jonathan (1747), Moses (1749), Benjamin (1751), James (1753), Hannah (1756), Nancy (1760) and Dolly.

“In 1755, [Jonathan] was in the expedition to Lake George against Crown Point … where he received a dangerous bullet wound through his shoulder under the collarbone, the scars of which he carried through life.” At the celebration of the Stamp Act repeal, May 19, 1766, [Jonathan] lost one leg by a bursting cannon. It is said to have been an old swivel which had been buried nearly twenty years, which the enthusiastic citizens in the excitement of the occasion had dug up and had brought into use, without the precaution of testing its strength. One would suppose that under these circumstances it was time for him to retire. But when the Revolutionary war commenced, he set out for another campaign, and found his way to Bunker Hill.”

Jonathan Folsom (38.4) lived in Newmarket and Epping, but “late in life removed to New Durham, Strafford County, New Hampshire, where he died in the family of his eldest son, Jonathan about 1800.

J Folsom (38.2) and S Bickford (38.3)

(see Calhoun Pedigree Chart #38)

Jonathan Folsom (38.2) was the son of Jonathan and Dorothy Gilman Folsom and was born on January 12, 1747. “He lived in New Market until 1770. In 1773 he settled in New Durham, ‘on the road from the Ridge to Alton Bay,’ on what has since been called ‘the Grace place.’ He took 240 acres in the wilderness, and toiled hard to produce a fruitful field.” In 1774 he married Sarah Bickford (38.3) and together they had four children in New Durham and in this order: Enoch (1775), Hannah (1777), Sarah (1781) and Jonathan (1784). Sarah Bickford died on the 29th of April, 1784, just six days after giving birth to our descendent, her last born. The timing of her death leads me to assume that a complication related to child birth was the cause.

Five years later, at age 42, Jonathan (38.4) entered his second marriage to Mary Young. Together they had four children in New Durham and in this order: Isaac (1789), John Young (1792), his twin Betsey (1792) and Mary (1794).
At the age of 71, Jonathan Folsom died in 1817.

J. Folsom (5.12) and B. Leonard (5.13)

(see Calhoun Pedigree Chart #5)

Jonathan Folsom (5.12) was born April 22, 1784 to Jonathan Folsom and Sarah Bickford. Betsey Leonard (5.13) was born February 8, 1785 to Benjamin Leonard and Judith Macomber.

Before they were old enough to care about or understand the importance, Jonathan and Betsey were surrrounded by tremendous historical events that changed the face of our country. The two lived through the times of our first three presidents: George Washington who took office in 1789, John Adams in 1797 and Thomas Jefferson in 1801.
New York was the location of the 1804 marriage between Jonathan, age 20, and Betsey, age 19, and the next year the two began their family. In a 22 year time span Betsey Leonard Folsom gave birth to twelve children, four girls and eight boys in this order: Sarah (1805), George (1807), Enoch Leonard (1809), Dan (1812), Jonathan (1814), Mary Polly (1816), Squire (1819), Frank (1821), Hannah (1823), Elizabeth (1825), Levi Gilman (1827) and Reuben Darrow (1830).
On July 4, 1826, John Adams and Thomas Jefferson died within hours of each other on the day commemorating the birth of our country.

Jonathan and his sons were farmers. Late in life Jonathan and Betsey relocated to Warren, Trumbull County, Ohio. It was there, at age 65, that Jonathan Folsom (5.12) died due to paralysis in 1850. Betsey Leonard Folsom (5.13) died on March 24 of the same year in Trumbull County, NY (?).

L G Folsom (5.6) and C E Jones (5.7)

(see Calhoun Pedigree Chart #5)

Levi Gilman (5.6) was the son of Jonathan and Betsey Leonard Folsom and was born on December 2, 1827 in Moriah, Essex County, New York.

At some point before his 21st birthday, Levi migrated to Wisconsin where he married Cordelia Elizabeth Jones on the 19th of October, 1848. Cordelia was born in Troy Ohio on September 1, 1834 and was only fourteen years old when she was married. It was in Columbia County, Wisconsin where the 1850 Census records show Levi and Cordelia living with their 11 month old daughter, Alice Eugenia.

1850 United States Census (Columbia County, Wisconsin)

It is my assumption that the rush to marry and have children at such a young age might have attributed to the cause for their divorce in 1855.

In 1860, Cordelia remained in Wisconsin with her daughter, Alice, now 11 years old and her second child with Levi, a nine year old son named Henry. By this time Levi had moved to Trumbull County, Ohio where he would remain for the rest of his life. His residence in 1860 was with his sister’s family in Howland as a farm laborer. Other Folsom family members appear on the same 1860 Census page.

1860 United States Census (Howland, Trumbull County, Ohio)

On November 27, 1867, at age 26, Alice Eugenia Folsom (5.3) married Aaron Robbins (5.2) in Portage, Columbia County, Wisconsin. For more information on this family, see blog dated 9/13/08: "A Robbins and A E Folsom."

Levi lived with his new wife, Ann Earnest in Lordstown in 1870 as a farmer with a real estate value of $1,000. Together they had two children, Annie and Albert by 1873. The foursome lived in Hartford in 1880.

1880 United States Census (Lordstown, Trumbull County, Ohio)

Bird's eye view of Warren, Trumbull County, Ohio 1870

Monday, October 13, 2008

24th Ohio Infantry

Organized at Camps Chase and Jackson, Ohio, May 29, to June 17, 1861. Left State for West Virginia July 26, reaching Cheat Mountain Summit August 14. Attached to Cheat Mountain Brigade, West Virginia, to November, 1861. 10th Brigade, Army of the Ohio, to December, 1861. 10th Brigade, 4th Division, Army of the Ohio, to September, 1862. 10th Brigade, 4th Division, 2nd Corps, Army of the Ohio, to November, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, Left Wing 14th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to January, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 21st Army Corps, Army of the Cumber!and, to October, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 4th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to April, 1864. 1st Separate Brigade, Post of Chattanooga, Tenn., Dept. of the Cumberland, to June, 1864.

SERVICE.--Operations on Cheat Mountain, W. Va., September 11-17, 1861. Action at Cheat Mountain September 12. Greenbrier River October 3-4 and October 31. Moved to Louisville, Ky., November 18, thence to Camp Wickliffe and duty there until February, 1862. Advance on Nashville, Tenn., February 14-25. Occupation of Nashville February 25-March 18. March to Savannah, Tenn., March 18-April 6. Battle of Shiloh, Tenn., April 6-7. Advance on and siege of Corinth, Miss., April 29-May 30. Occupation of Corinth May 30. Pursuit to Booneville May 30-June 12. Buell's Campaign in North Alabama and Middle Tennessee June to August. At Athens, Ala., until July 17. At Murfreesboro and McMinnville, Tenn., until August 17. March to Louisville, Ky., in pursuit of Bragg August 17-September 26. Pursuit of Bragg to Loudon, Ky., October 1-22. Battle of Perryville, Ky., October 8. Nelson's Cross Roads October 18. March to Nashville, Tenn., October 22-November 7, and duty there until December 26. Advance on Murfreesboro December 26-30. Battle of Stone's River December 30-31, 1862, and January 1-3, 1863. Action at Woodbury January 24, 1863. Duty at Readyville until June. Middle Tennessee or Tullahoma Campaign June 23-July 7. At Manchester until August 16. Passage of Cumberland Mountains and Tennessee River and Chickamauga (Ga.) Campaign August 16-September 7. Battle of Chickamauga September 19-20. Siege of Chattanooga, Tenn., September 24-November 23. Reopening Tennessee River October 26-29. Chattanooga-Ringgold Campaign November 23-27. Battles of Lookout Mountain November 23-24. Mission Ridge November 25. Ringgold Gap, Taylor's Ridge, November 27. Duty at Shellmound until February, 1864. Demonstration on Dalton, Ga., February 22-27, 1864. Near Dalton February 23. Buzzard's Roost Gap and Rocky Faced Ridge February 23-25. Garrison duty at Chattanooga, Tenn., until June. Mustered out June 17-24, 1864, expiration of term.

Regiment lost during service 6 Officers and 62 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 106 Enlisted men by disease. Total 176.