CPL Henry H Wilson (1840 - 1864) 106th N.Y. Regt. Co. C “Died in Hospital”

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Corporal Henry H. Wilson enlisted July 22, 1862 at De Peyster to serve 3 years. He mustered into the 106th N.Y. Co. C as a Corporal August 27, 1862. He died at hospital January 20, 1864 at N.Y.C. We need help with parental genealogy and adding sources for his military services such as a pension record, etc.  

See FindAGrave sadly his photo of the gravestone is broken. 

What was his cause of death?

WikiTree profile: Henry Wilson
in Genealogy Help by Andrew Simpier G2G6 Pilot (426k points)
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Hi Andrew

His father is a cooper in 1850.  It looks like father is ''Nahum'' an mother is ''Aurilla''?

Is this his brother? ONE   HUNDRED  AND  SIXTH   INFANTRY:
: WILSON,  ADELBERT  M.—Age,   17  years.    Enlisted  at  Malone,  to  serve  one  year,  and  mustered  in  as  private,  Co.  C,   September   5,  1861;   mustered  out  with  company,  June  22,  1865,   near  Washington,  D.C.   

Source: a"United States Civil War and Later Pension Index, 1861-1917", database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NHZL-PX9 : 24 March 2016), Adelbert M. Wilson, 1911.

United States Civil War and Later Pension Index
: Adelbert M. Wilson
: Pension  02 Mar 1911  New York, US
: Private, Co C.  106ht NY Inf
Source 1:  "United States General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934", database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QJD5-HYMZ : 13 March 2018), Adelbert M Wilson, 1890. Image: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33SQ-GY3H-6MV?cc=1919699&personaUrl=%2Fark%3A%2F61903%2F1%3A1%3AQJD5-HYMZ
Source 2: IMAGE: https://www.fold3.com/document/12991179/
: Adelbert M Wilson
: Pension    Invalid August 25, 1890
: Co C 106 NY Inf
by Chris Hoyt G2G6 Pilot (776k points)
selected by Andrew Simpier

Cooper definition. I’ve never heard of this profession and I believe this is it after your help reading the 1850 census. 

Yes this is the right family. Fathers name spelled “Nahum” on gravestone. 

Adelbert was only 17 yrs. old! Company C! Same as brother Henry!  He apparently joined the same year and after his brother Henry died.

I think Adelbert said his age was 17 but born in 1849 probably 15.

A Cooper makes Barrels, Casks, Vats, Buckets, eyc.

Thank you Beverly smiley

I had to look it up lol

I wonder if it’s still a practicing profession. Interesting some of these census reports occupations 

Found Adelbert M. Wilson Obit see Here

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I found this...


There is one "Wilson" on this page, but we don't know if he's connected at all to Henry.

His cause of death? Injury sustained during the Civil War I suspect. We need to find out what skirmish/battle it was in, too.

There won't be any pension record if he wasn't married and he died. Only muster records.
by Judi Stutz G2G6 Pilot (171k points)

I was able to add some more sources and his parents and census with collaboration from the wiki family. Research continues.

The 1850 census has his fathers occupation but I can’t read it. Maybe someone can help interpret

Found his father’s FindAGrave and his mother’s FindAGrave

I can’t find any evidence that Henry was married but very possible 

+3 votes

One more brother.  https://dmna.ny.gov/historic/reghist/civil/rosters/Infantry/106th_Infantry_CW_Roster.pdf

: WILSON,  VIRGIL  M.—Age,   18  years.     Enlisted,  July  22,  1862,  at  Oswegatchie,  to serve  three years;  mustered  in as private,  Co.  C,   August   27,  1862;   promoted   corporal,  December   31,  1864;  sergeant,  May 15,  1865;  mustered  out with  company,  June  22,  1865,   near  Washington,  D. C
Source  "Michigan Deaths and Burials, 1800-1995", database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FHN2-89Q : 16 January 2020), Virgil Milton Wilson, 1912.

Michigan Deaths and Burials
: Virgil Milton Wilson
: Death  16 Jul 1912 Alma, Gratiot, Michigan
: White Male Married Carpenter
: Age 67 Birth (est) 1845 NY
: Father 'Noham' Wilson
: Mother 'Orilla' Laughlin

Source: "United States Civil War and Later Pension Index, 1861-1917", database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NHZL-PXQ : 24 March 2016), Virgil M. Wilson, 1912.  AND

United States Civil War and Later Pension Index
: Virgil M Wilson
:  Service Pvt. Co. C. NY Inf
: Invalid Apr 11, 1807
: Invalid March 1907
: Widow July 29, 1912 Alma, Mich.

Burial:  Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 16 October 2020), memorial page for Virgil Milton Wilson (2 Feb 1845–16 Jul 1912), Find a Grave Memorial no. 65075605, citing Riverside Cemetery, Alma, Gratiot County, Michigan, USA ; Maintained by Glenn Geirland (contributor 40342511) .

See aso "Michigan, Grand Army of the Republic Membership Records, 1876-1945," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q24T-C5ZQ : 7 January 2020), Virgil M Wilson, 31 Dec 1890; citing Alma, Gratiot, Michigan, United States, Michigan State Archives, Lansing; FHL microfilm 915,899.

Spouse is Minnie Truax   / Millison Truax

at : "Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N38T-MY9 : 2 April 2020), Virgil Wilson in entry for James L Wilson and Elsie Cushno, 6 May 1902; citing Marriage, Saint Louis, Ionia, Michigan, , Citing Secretary of State, Department of Vital Records, Lansing; FHL microfilm 4208661.

"Michigan Marriages, 1822-1995", database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FCDH-K6W : 17 January 2020), Virgil M. Wilson in entry for W. E. Hanson, 1903.

"Michigan Marriages, 1822-1995", database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FC65-CV9 : 17 January 2020), Virgil Wilson in entry for Winfred E. Wilson, 1897.

by Chris Hoyt G2G6 Pilot (776k points)
edited by Chris Hoyt

Great! Yes his brothers mentioned in fathers obit. This is another civil war family where the majority or all sons joined! The fathers name is mentioned both ways Nahum and Nathan. Maybe a nickname or middle name.

Definitely the brothers. They all joined same company same regiment

The fathers obit didn’t mentioned the son who passed. They are all buried in same cemetery.

Not all his dear boys came home very tragic

I wonder if Adelbert married his cousins per his FindAGrave he married twice Anna Wilson Anna Laughlin

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More census data on Nahum

Source "New York State Census, 1855," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K6QJ-53H : 13 March 2018), Virgil M Willson in household of Naham Willson, E.D. 1, Lysander, Onondaga, New York, United States; citing p. 200, line #44, family #96, county clerk offices, New York; FHL microfilm 870,756.  Image: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33S7-8BP2-9ZX?cc=1937366&personaUrl=%2Fark%3A%2F61903%2F1%3A1%3AK6QJ-53H

New York State Census, 1855 E.D. 1, Lysander, Onondaga, New York
:  Naham Willson   Self   44  b. Washington County  Cooper
:  Orrilla R Willson  Wife  Female  46  b . Vermont
: Virgil M Willson    Child  10 b. St. Lawrence Co.
: Adelbert M Willson  Child  7 b. St. Lawrence Co.

Source : "United States Census, 1860", database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MC4D-9VS : 19 March 2020), Naham Wilson in entry for Christopher Brusie, 1860.  IMAGE: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33SQ-GBS6-8WC?cc=1473181&personaUrl=%2Fark%3A%2F61903%2F1%3A1%3AMC4D-9VS

United States Census, 1860 Depeyster, St Lawrence, New York
: Naham Wilson     Male      48   New York
: Orrilla Wilson       Female  51   Vermont
: Adelbert Wilson  Male       11   New York

Source: "United States Census, 1870", database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M8KN-P8Y : 18 March 2020), Nahum Wilson, 1870.

United States Census, 1870  De Peyster, St. Lawrence, New York
: Nahum Wilson  Male     60  New York  
: Orvilla Wilson    Female 61  Vermont

!840:  "United States Census, 1840," database with images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XHT4-1K8 : 19 May 2020), Nahum Wilson, De Peyster, St. Lawrence, New York, United States; citing p. 20, NARA microfilm publication , (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll ; FHL microfilm .
by Chris Hoyt G2G6 Pilot (776k points)

The fathers obit mentions another son a George S. of Fulton, Oswego, N.Y. ? Possibly George’s FindAGrave

It also mentions Virgil M. of Alma, Michigan. A Adelbert M. of Hickory, Macomb, N.Y. and a daughter Celia of Eugene, Michigan.

Virgil’s obit mentions father Naham coming from Scotland a few years earlier obit mentions birth date as May and findagrave has as February

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