What can you tell me about Backus Pierce Gerry's involvement in the Civil War.

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Backus Pierce Gerry is a direct ancestor. My grandmother was a Gerry by birth.
in Genealogy Help by Kimberly Price G2G Rookie (220 points)

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>Troy-Laird - User Trees - Genealogy.com 

Backus Pierce Gerry Sr. (b. Abt. September 1800, d. November 03, 1879)

Backus Pierce Gerry Sr. (son of Seth Gerry Sr. and Zilpah Pierce) was born Abt. September 1800 in Taunton, Bristol Cty., MA, and died November 03, 1879 in Henrietta, Monroe Cty., NY.He married (1) Orra Dwinnel, daughter of Simeon Dwinnel and Sally Hayward.He married (2) Lucy.He married (3) Minerva on Aft. 1837.
by Susan Smith G2G6 Pilot (499k points)

Gee whiz@the story attached to that page.

Here is the son in the 1850 Census, he would have been the right age to serve in the civil war:

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MC2F-KGB

The information does coincide with the info on that page.

laughThank you Dina, that census goes a long way toward supporting the info that the originator of the material (Troy Laird) presented ... 

laughto gather more confirmation Kimberly could perhaps enter www.familysearch.org and search out the children in the 1860 and following census years; and perhaps locate their death records or death records for some of them in which the parents are cited ... 

Yes, unfortunately her question was about Civil War involvement, she might have much more informtion about her family otherwise. I didn't see anything related when I found the census, but a good place to look for that would be widow's pension records. (Also at FamilySearch.)

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