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Transcribed for Tri Counties by Darla Hogaboom 2005
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Census records are very often difficult to read because of handwriting, microfilm quality, and spelling issues. Our early census takers were not as well educated as we'd like them to have been, and even the people bearing the names often could not spell them with the same consistency we are accustomed to in this era. The census taker wrote what he believed he heard as well as he could. These have been transcribed for you to the very best or our abilities given the difficulties mentioned. Please be tolerant of what you would consider "mistakes." If you can recognize the names you are looking for, then it is a success. If not, then you may want to find a place where you can view the originals so that you can judge for yourselves. Excessive attention to outmoded spelling issues is the sign of a beginner in family research. Those of you who have been at this a while are well aware of the "spelling errors" in our early records and have learned to take them in your stride. If you want to tell us what is right and what is wrong with the transcription, your notes will be added to the Comment Page
Special Note on 1890 Census - As we all know by now, most of the 1890 Federal census was lost in a fire. It DOES NOT exist except a few fragments- don't ask. We are fortunate to have the portion having to do with military veterans, and we are presenting that here. 
Eleventh Census of the United States.
SPECIAL SCHEDULE
SURVIVING SOLDIERS, SAILORS AND MARINES, AND WIDOWS, ETC.

    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 Town and Village of HORSEHEADS, county of CHEMUNG, state of NEW YORK, enumerated in June, 1890. 
Stephen Compton, Enumerator

Abbreviations used---Vol=Volunteers; Inf=Infantry; Cav=Cavalry; HA=Heavy Artillery; LA=Light Artillery 

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House No. Family No. NAMES OF SURVIVING SOLDIERS, SAILORS AND MARINES, AND WIDOWS. Rank Co. Name of Regiment or Vessel Date of Enlistment Date of Discharge Length of Service Post Office Address Disability Incurred Remarks
18 20 Darrin, Matilda widow of Darrin, Charles Pvt. I 14 NY H.A.       Horseheads, Chemung Co., NY    
17 19 Moss, Giles S. Pvt. D 14 NY H.A. 01 Apr 1863 05 Aug 1865 2y 4m 4d Horseheads, Chemung Co., NY    
26 28 Kellogg, Levi Pvt. A 179 NY Inf 17 Feb 1864 08 Aug 1865 1y 5m 22d Elmira, Chemung Co., NY   Reenlisted Veteran
28 32 Waters, Levi Sgt. I 56 NY Inf 27 Aug 1861 19 Feb 1864 2y 5m 22d Elmira, Chemung Co., NY    
    Waters, Levi Sgt. I 56 NY Inf 19 Feb 1864 05 Apr 1865 1y 1m 16d Elmira, Chemung Co., NY   Promoted to Lt. in U.S. Cav troops
    Waters, Levi 1st Lt. D 128 U.S. Cav 24 Apr 1865 Nov 1865   Elmira, Chemung Co., NY   Discharge lost
38 42 Martin, Alfred B. Pvt. C 126 NY Inf 06 Aug 1861 1863   Elmira, Chemung Co., NY Lung disease Discharged on surgeons certificate-has no discharge
54 59 Matthews, Charles S. Pvt. D 50 NY Eng 16 Dec 1863 13 Jun 1865 1y 6m 23d West Elmira, Chemung Co., NY Injury of right thigh  
59 64 Magee, William Sgt. H 4 PA Res 17 Jun 1861 17 Jun 1862 1y Elmira, Chemung Co., NY Rheumatism Discharged on surgeons certificate
    Magee, William Sgt. H 141 PA Inf 12 Aug 1862 28 May 1865 2y 10m 16d Elmira, Chemung Co., NY   Discharged on surgeons certificate
70 76 Buchanan, Theodore R. Pvt. F 109 NY Inf 15 Aug 1862 15 Jun 1865 2y 10m Horseheads, Chemung Co., NY Rheumatism, heart disease, sun stroke, failure of right eye  
76 82 Orwan, Charles F. Sgt. C 141 NY Inf 27 Sep 1862 1865   Horseheads, Chemung Co., NY Piles has no discharge here-discharged from Detached Serv. By S. O.
118 127 Jackson, Thaddeus P. Pvt. A 1 Inf Vol H.A. 24 Jul 1861 18 Mar 1865 3y 7m 24d Horseheads, Chemung Co., NY Disease of heart, stomach and lungs; Piles Reenlisted Veteran Commissioning 2nd Lt. March 31, 1864
131 141 Lindsay, James Pvt. F 188 NY Inf 19 Sep 1864 28 Jun 1865 9m 9d Horseheads, Chemung Co., NY Disease of Heart, Rheumatism and Piles Discharged on Surgeons Certificate
132 142 Cook, Mariah widow of Cook, Peter Pvt. B 26 U.S. Colored Troops 13 Jan 1864 19 Jan 1866 1y 5m 6d Horseheads, Chemung Co., NY Chronic Rheumatism Discharged on Surgeons Certificate
135 145 Williams, Benjamin Pvt. A 45 U.S. Colored Troops       Horseheads, Chemung Co., NY    
140 153 Clark, Joseph B. Pvt. B 148 NY Vol 13 Aug 1862 22 Jun 1865 2y 10m 9d Horseheads, Chemung Co., NY Chronic Diarrhea, Catarrh causing deaf left ear  
145 160 Tongue, William Pvt. G 161 NY Vol 09 Oct 1862 18 Apr 1864 1y 6m 9d Horseheads, Chemung Co., NY Fits  
146 161 Sebra, Louisa widow of Sebra, Edward Pvt. A 13 U.S. Colored Troops 26 Oct 1863 14 Sep 1865 1y 10m 18d Horseheads, Chemung Co., NY    
146 161 Turner, John Pvt. E and B 127 U.S. Colored Troops 12 Aug 1864 20 Oct 1865 1y 2m 8d Horseheads, Chemung Co., NY shot in shoulder, hip and jaw  
153 168 Frazer, John Pvt. G 1 NY Vol 15 Jan 1862     Horseheads, Chemung Co., NY    
173 192 Matthews, Frederick A. Cpl. A 89 NY Vol 15 Feb 1864 03 Aug 1865 1y 5m 18d Horseheads, Chemung Co., NY sunstroke 30 Jun 1864  
211 237 Updyke, Alvah N. Pvt. E 64 NY Vol 29 Sep 1862 21 Mar 1863 5m 22d Horseheads, Chemung Co., NY gunshot wound and deafness Discharged on surgeons certificate
214 246 Dean, Timothy Pvt. D 23 NY Vol 15 May 1861 22 May 1863 2y 7d Horseheads, Chemung Co., NY asthma Transferred to Battery B 4th U.S. Art on 04 Dec 1861
186 205 Bush, Robert P. Pvt. D and J 12 NY Inf 18 Apr 1861 17 May 1863 2y 29d Horseheads, Chemung Co., NY   Discharged with 12th Reg. at expiration
    Bush, Robert P. Capt. E 185 NY Vol 17 Sep 1864 29 May 1865 8m 12d Horseheads, Chemung Co., NY   Organized E Co. 185-Promoted to Major
219 246 Rockwell, Henry F. Sgt. C 5 NY Art 27 Jul 1862 22 Jun 1865 2y 10m 25d Horseheads, Chemung Co., NY    
221 249 Treat, David Pvt. I 1 NY Vet Cav 01 Aug 1863 20 Jul 1865 1y 11m 19d Horseheads, Chemung Co., NY    
235 264 Swan, Elisha S. Pvt. B 26 U.S. Colored Troops 29 Dec 1863 28 Aug 1865 1y 7m 29d Horseheads, Chemung Co., NY wounded in action-gunshot Discharged with regiment
258 291 Hulsinger, Hannah M. widow of Hulsinger, Andrew Pvt. D 17 ILL Vol 31 May 1861 31 May 1864 3y Horseheads, Chemung Co., NY    
260 293 Hammond, Charles B. Pvt. C 5 NY Art 04 Jan 1864 22 May 1865 1y 4m 18d Horseheads, Chemung Co., NY Injury of spine and chronic diarrhea Prisoner 7 mos in Andersonville
268 302 Jackson, Alexander     can't see       Horseheads, Chemung Co., NY   Has lost discharge papers
275 309 Smith, Frank E. Sgt. K 3 NY Inf 25 Apr 1861 14 May 1864 2y 11m 29d Horseheads, Chemung Co., NY   Prisoner Belle Island and Libby Prison 3 months
275 309 Boardman, Ann L. widow of Boardman, Joseph Pvt. B 107 NY Vol       Horseheads, Chemung Co., NY   Discharge papers lost
282 315 Dorsey, Frank G. Cpl. H 31 NY Colored Troops 09 Jul 1865 22 May 1865 1y 10m 13d Horseheads, Chemung Co., NY   Discharge papers lost
282 321 McLaughlin, Edgar A. Pvt. H 64 NY Inf 07 Jul 1862 06 Apr 1865 2y 11m 29d Horseheads, Chemung Co., NY wounded in hand at Twin Oak 11 Jun 1862 also incurred chronic rheumatism  
297 330 Jennison, Rebecca B. widow of Jennison, Luther P. Pvt. E 16 Mass Inf 12 Jul 1861 04 Feb 1863 1y 6m 22d Horseheads, Chemung Co., NY   Discharged on surgeons certificate
298 331 Teal, Jacob Pvt. B 107 NY Vol 22 Jul 1862 05 Jun 1865 2y 10m 13d Horseheads, Chemung Co., NY    
308 342 Woodruff, Llewellyn W. Pvt. E 107 NY Vol 22 Jul 1862 25 Sep 1863 1y 2m 3d Horseheads, Chemung Co., NY wounded at Chancelorsville Discharged on surgeons certificate
315 350 Couch, Charles     away from town can't see       Horseheads, Chemung Co., NY    
321 356 Smith, George W. Pvt. E 52 PA Vol 01 Oct 1861 05 Nov 1864 3y 1m 4d Horseheads, Chemung Co., NY    
    Smith, George W. Pvt. A PA Vet Vol 14 Mar 1866 01 Jul 1865 8m 12d Horseheads, Chemung Co., NY   Reenlisted Veteran
355 392 Hawkes, Susia A. widow of Hawkes, John Pvt. H 81 NY Vet Vol 10 Apr 1865 31 Aug 1865 4m 21d Horseheads, Chemung Co., NY    
359 396 Albe, Maria S. mother of Albe, Henry A. Pvt. C 61 NY Vol 18 Oct 1861 2m 20d   Horseheads, Chemung Co., NY Measles resulting in Pneumonia Died in hospital at Alexandria, Va 08 Jan 1862
364 401 Peterson, John Cpl. I 109 NY Vol 13 Aug 1862 04 Jun 1865 2y 9m 21d Horseheads, Chemung Co., NY    
369 406 Sullivan, Michael Pvt. C 50 NY Eng 23 Aug 1864 13 Jun 1865 9m 20d Horseheads, Chemung Co., NY Muscular Rheumatism  
381 418 Thorn, Charles E. Pvt. E 44 NY Vol 14 Aug 1862 15 May 1865 2y 9m 1d Horseheads, Chemung Co., NY Shell wound in head 04 Jun 1864  
403 442 Walters, Jacob Pvt. G 11 Iowa Vol Papers lost     Horseheads, Chemung Co., NY   served 3 years-discharged and reenlisted veteran
    Walters, Jacob Sgt. D 78 PA Inf Vol 31 Jan 1865 11 Sep 1865 7m Horseheads, Chemung Co., NY   reenlisted veteran
353 389 Prentice, Edward A. Pvt. B 105 OH Vol 11 Aug 1862 29 May 1865 2y 9m 11d Horseheads, Chemung Co., NY Discharged on surgeons certificate Transferred to 61st Co. 2nd Battalion Veterans Reserve Corp.
433 472 Wright, J. Clayton Pvt.   17 Independent Battery Ohio Artillery 09 Aug 1862 16 Aug 1865 3y 7d Horseheads, Chemung Co., NY Loss of right eye  
443 483 Elston, Abram J. Cpl. F 2nd Batt U.S. Inf 01 Apr 1862 01 Apr 1865 3y Horseheads, Chemung Co., NY Gun shot wound right thigh and finger  
    Elston, Abram J. Sgt. G 29 U.S. Inf 15 Sep 1866 06 May 1869 2y 7m 21d Horseheads, Chemung Co., NY   reenlisted veteran
454 495 Shepard, William A. Sgt. B 26 U.S. Colored Troops 22 Dec 1863 28 Aug 1865 1y 8m 6d Horseheads, Chemung Co., NY Piles and Kidney disease  
457 498 Bachman, Martin V. B. Capt. E 107 NY Vol 24 Jul 1862 19 Jun 1865 2y 10m 25d Horseheads, Chemung Co., NY sun stroke, heat stroke, concussion and wound of left ankle joint Promoted to 1st Lt.
466 508 Musser, Ralph F. Pvt. F 56 Pa Vet Vol 17 Nov 1861 11 Jul 1865 3y 7m 24d Horseheads, Chemung Co., NY   Reenlisted veteran
475 519 Clark, Harrison Sadler A 1 NY Vet Cav 13 Aug 1864 08 Jun 1865 9m 25d Horseheads, Chemung Co., NY    
481 525 Cook, Bradley W. Pvt. I 109 NY Vol 08 Aug 1862 04 Jun 1865 2y 9m 26d Horseheads, Chemung Co., NY Bronchitis  
504 549 Matteson, Luther A. Artificer G 50 NY Eng 28 Aug 1862 13 Jun 1865 2y 9m 15d Horseheads, Chemung Co., NY Rheumatism and varicose veins and lung disease  
506 551 Campbell, Ada Jane widow of Campbell, Peter G. Pvt. D 14 NY H.A. Jul 1863 Died 16 Mar 1864   Horseheads, Chemung Co., NY   has no dates of enlistment from memory-Died at Sandy Wash in March 1864
444 484 Spencer, Harlan N. Pvt. F 141 NY Vol 14 Sep 1864 08 Jun 1865 8m 24 Horseheads, Chemung Co., NY Chronic Rheumatism resulting in disease  
512 557 Hungerford, George F. Pvt. D 4 PA H.A. 23 Apr 1861 23 Aug 1861 4m Horseheads, Chemung Co., NY Injured in head causing deafness Discharged on surgeons certificate
447 487 Worden, Clark V. Pvt. B 136 PA Vol 09 Aug 1862 28 Feb 1863 6m 19d Horseheads, Chemung Co., NY Injured by jam by mule train  
    Worden, Clark V. Pvt.   187 PA Vol 04 Mar 1864 05 Aug 1865 1y 5m 1d Horseheads, Chemung Co., NY Pneumonia is in poor health and somewhat difficult
522 569 Compton, Stephen 2nd Lt. 179 NY Vol 23 Feb 1864 08 Jun 1865 1y 3m 15d Horseheads, Chemung Co., NY Chronic Diarrhea, Chronic Rheumatism resulting heart disease Promoted to 1st Sgt. 15 Jan 1865
497 542 Terry, LeGrand Principal Musician   148 NY Vol 27 Aug 1862 22 Jun 1865 2y 9m 25d Horseheads, Chemung Co., NY    
513 558 Cook, Enos A. Pvt.   14 NY Inf 12 Apr 1861 Nov 1861   Horseheads, Chemung Co., NY   Says discharge burned, draws pension, too drunk to know
    Cook, Enos A. Pvt.   114 NY Vol Feb 1864     Horseheads, Chemung Co., NY has a bad arm and running sores Discharged on surgeons certificate
Hi Joyce, 07 OCT 2005)

I just want to send a big thanks to you and Darla Hogaboom for transcribing and posting the "1890 Town of Horseheads Census, Military Veterans!"  How on earth would I ever have discovered that my very own great-great-grandfather, STEPHEN COMPTON, was the enumerator of this census, had you not added it to your site!  Just one more little piece of the puzzle to add color to his life story.  :)

  Thanks to your cemetery transcriptions, I was able to visit the COMPTON graves in Maple Grove Cemetery two years ago.  What an amazing experience!

Thanks again, Joyce, for all you do!

Lorraine Latta
Los Angeles

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