Pvt. Luther Colton (1818 - 1864) 106th New York Regt., Co.A. “KIA” at Charleston, Va

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Pvt. Luther Colton enlisted with the 106th New York, Co. A. August 11, 1862 at De Kalb, New York. He was “KIA” May 21, 1864 at Charleston, Va.

We need help with his parental genealogy and adding more sources. Find A Grave shows parents but would like more sources

What battle was he killed?

He has two memorials. Where is he actually buried?

Thank you

WikiTree profile: Luther Colton
in Genealogy Help by Andrew Simpier G2G6 Pilot (258k points)

From Rootsweb http://freepages.rootsweb.com/~coltoninfo/genealogy/luthercolton.htm

History of the Colton Family in the United States: Luther Colton and Sons

Amazing !

Thank you

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Name: Luther Colton
Death Date: 21 Aug 1864
Death Place: Summit Pt
Enlistment State: New York
Rank: Private
Company: A
Regiment: 106 N Y Inf
Box Number: 34

Source Information

Ancestry.com. U.S., Registers of Deaths of Volunteers, 1861-1865 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.

by Marion Poole G2G Astronaut (1.2m points)
selected by Andrew Simpier

Thank you Marion

This is the Battle of Summit Point 

Excellent source shows the battle and unit with his rank being Private and date “KIA”

Only one Luther Colton in the 106th Unit Roster there were a Henry Colton and Franklin Colton also. The only 3 Colton’s listed see https://dmna.ny.gov/historic/reghist/civil/rosters/Infantry/106th_Infantry_CW_Roster.pdf

All in Company A

Apparently two “KIA” and one died of typhoid fever

I’m thinking all 3 Colton boys in the 106th were brothers?

Name: Walter Colton
Gender: Male
Birth Date: 25 Jan 1792
Birth Place: Fort Ann, Washington, New York, USA
Death Date: 16 Jul 1885
Death Place: Philadelphia, Jefferson, New York, USA
Marriage Date: 6 Feb 1817
Marriage Place: Fort Ann, Washington, New York
Father: Aaron Colton
Mother: Thankful Hitchcock
Spouse: Hulda Chapin
Children: Walter Colton; Luther Colton; Hiram Colton; Henry Colton

Source Information

Heritage Consulting. Millennium File [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2003.

This is the family matches FindAGrave. I see the unit roster mentions death as May 21, 1864 however find a grave shows  August 21, 1864. Interesting
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Source: "United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MC1F-6W1 : 4 April 2020), Luther Colton, De Kalb, St. Lawrence, New York, United States; citing family 308, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

United States Census, 1850 De Kalb, St. Lawrence, New York
: Luther Colton      Male        31  New York
: Roxana J Colton   Female   29  New York
: Henry H Colton   Male          6  New York
: Franklin Colton   Male          4  New York
: Orville Colton      Male         3   New York
: Hiram E Colton   Male         0   New York
: Laura A Colton   Female    18   New York

Source: "United States Census, 1860", database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MCWD-HHM : 19 March 2020), Luther Colton, 1860.

United States Census, 1860  e Kalb, St Lawrence, New York
: Luther Colton    Male       41   New York
: Roxey J Colton   Female   39   New York
: Henry H Colton Male       15   New York
: Franklin Colton Male       13  New York
: Hiram E Colton Male       10  New York
: Russel Colton    Male       8    New York
: Cornelia J Colton Female 6   New York
: Eugene L Colton Male      4   New York
: Emiline L Colton Female  1   New York
: George Colton   Male       0   New York

Source "United States General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934", database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KD57-WNS : 13 March 2018), Luther Colton, 1864.  IMAGE: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33S7-9TY5-SDXL?i=75&cc=1919699&personaUrl=%2Fark%3A%2F61903%2F1%3A1%3AKD57-WNS

United States General Index to Pension Files
: Luther Colton
: Service A 106th NY Inf
: Pension Filing Nov. 28, 1864
: Beneficiary Roxy J Colton  Widow

Source "United States Civil War and Later Pension Index, 1861-1917", database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NHZL-TP8 : 24 March 2016), Luther Calton, 1864. Image  at Fold3 :    https://www.fold3.com/document.php?doc=15444443&xid=215&p=ma

United States General Index to Pension Files
: Luther Colton
: Service  Pvt A 106th NY Inf
: Killed May 21, 1864
: Pension Filing Nov. 28, 1864
: Beneficiary Roxy J Colton  Widow
by Chris Hoyt G2G6 Pilot (764k points)
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Sons

COLTON,   FRANKLIN.—Age,  18   years.     Enlisted,  August    11,    1862,   at  De  Kalb,  to  serve  three  years;  mustered  in  as  private,  Co.  A,  August  27,   1862;   died  of  typhoid  fever,  August  2,    1861,    in  hospital, New  York Harbor.

Source: "United States Civil War Soldiers Index, 1861-1865," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F91K-8Y9 : 4 December 2014), Franklin Colton, Private, Company A, 106th Regiment, New York Infantry, Union; citing NARA microfilm publication M551 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 27; FHL microfilm 882,083.

United States Civil War Soldiers Index
: Franklin Colton
: Service Pvt 106th Regiment, New York Infantry Company A

COLTON,   HENRY    H.—Age,   20   years.       Enlisted,  August    11,    1862,   at  De  Kalb,  to  serve  three  years;  mustered  in  as  private,  Co.  A,   August   27,   1862;    promoted   corporal,  March  16,    1863;    sergeant,  no  date;  killed  in  action,  April   2,   1865,   near  Peters-burg,  Va.

Source  "United States Civil War Soldiers Index, 1861-1865," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F91K-8YS : 4 December 2014), Henry H. Colton, Sergeant, Company A, 106th Regiment, New York Infantry, Union; citing NARA microfilm publication M551 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 27; FHL microfilm 882,083.

United States Civil War Soldiers Index
: Henry H Colton
: Service Pvt 106th Regiment, New York Infantry Company A
by Chris Hoyt G2G6 Pilot (764k points)
edited by Chris Hoyt
Great job! Thank you

Good sources
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Spouse Roxey J Colton

"United States Census, 1870", database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M8KJ-W2M : 18 March 2020), Roxey Colton, 1870.

"United States Census, 1880," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MZFN-HTD : 13 September 2017), Roxey J Colton in household of Hiram E Colton, De Kalb, St Lawrence, New York, United States; citing enumeration district ED 193, sheet 73A, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), FHL microfilm 1,254,925.

Source: "New York, State Death Index, 1880-1956", database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QGVC-3NQ7 : 19 October 2019), Roxie J Colton, 1899.

New York, State Death Index
: Roxie J Colton
:  Death 11 Jun 1899 De Kalb, St. Lawrence, New York, United States

"United States Civil War Widows and Other Dependents Pension Files, 1861-1934," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F9FG-F2R : 4 December 2014), Roxy J Hamblin Colton, 1861 - 1934; from "Case Files of Approved Pension Applications of Widows and Other Dependents of Civil War Veterans, ca. 1861- ca. 1934," database, Fold3.com (http://www.fold3.com : 2008); citing military unit 106 New York Infantry, company A, application number WC43216, NAID identifier 300020, National Archives and Records   Fold 3

United States Civil War Widows and Other Dependents Pension Files  Roxy J Hamblin Colton
Birth: https://www.fold3.com/document.php?doc=269186716&xid=215&p=ma


Case Files of Approved Pension Applications of Widows and Other Dependents of Civil War Veterans, ca. 1861 - ca. 1910 New York Infantry Regiment 106 Company A Colton, Luther (WC43216) 

Roxy J Hamblin Colton  '''Dependants   Listed'''
https://www.fold3.com/document/269186720/

Pension  Case Filing  https://www.fold3.com/document/269186722/  Roxy and children listed

by Chris Hoyt G2G6 Pilot (764k points)
I added the wife trying to connect. Seems their son Henry Hartwell Colton died in 1865 in the civil war also with the N.Y. 106th Co. A
see below Henry

killed in action Apr. 2, 1865 near Petersburg, VA. He is buried in Poplar Grove National Cemetery in Plot 134 but also has a stone in Wayside Cemetery in Richville
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Colton, Franklin
Pvt Aug 11, 1862 106th NY Inf Co A DeKalb
Aug. 31, 1846 Gouverneur, NY Luther Colton; Roxy J. Hamblin
died of typhoid fever Aug. 2, 1864 in the hospital on David's Island, New York Harbor. He is buried in Wayside Cemetery in Richville, NY (TC, AG, 1860, 1865, cemetery)

 
Colton, Henry Hartwell Sgt Aug 11, 1862 106th NY Inf Co A DeKalb
May 20, 1845 Gouverneur, NY Luther Colton; Roxy J. Hamblin
killed in action Apr. 2, 1865 near Petersburg, VA. He is buried in Poplar Grove National Cemetery in Plot 134 but also has a stone in Wayside Cemetery in Richville (TC, AG, 1860, 1865, cemetery, newspaper)
 
Colton, Luther Pvt Aug 27, 1862 106th NY Inf Co A DeKalb
Dec. 7, 1818 Washington Co., NY Walter Colton; Huldah Chapin
killed in action Aug. 21, 1864 at Charleston, VA. 1865 census says he was killed Aug. 27, 1864 near Cedar Ridge, VA and that he left 9 children. TC says he died Aug. 27, 1863. AG puts date of death as May 21, 1864. He is buried in Winchester National Cemetery in Sec. 31 Grave 1298 but also has a stone in Wayside Cemetery in Richville (TC, AG, 1860, 1865, cemetery)

https://www.slcha.org/cwrt/veterans/search.php?Searchterm=Colton&Search=Search
by Chris Hoyt G2G6 Pilot (764k points)
edited by Chris Hoyt
Excellent sources. I added Henry and Franklin. So much tragedy for this family in the war

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