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Jeremiah Smart Felker (1838 - 1918)

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Jeremiah Smart Felker
Born in Raymond, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, United Statesmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 16 Feb 1863 in New Hampshire, USAmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts, United Statesmap
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Profile last modified 23 Oct 2019 | Created 2 Sep 2013
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Biography

Pvt Jeremiah Felker served in the United States Civil War.
Enlisted: Aug 27, 1864
Mustered out: unknown
Side: USA
Regiment(s): 1st New Hampshire Heavy Artillery

Jeremiah Smart Felker was born to Elias Felker and Patty Smart in 1838 as the result of an affair his father had on his wife, Polly Brock. He was then named after his mother's father and Patty eventually filed a paternity lawsuit in Brentwood, NH.

In the 1850 Census, he is seen living with his mother and her third husband, Joseph T Miles. His name in the census is Jeremiah Miles.

He grew up and married Elizabeth Fellows on February 16th, 1863[1] and had several children. He was also a private in the Union army during the American Civil War. He was in the 1st Regiment, New Hampshire Heavy Artillery. [2][3]

In the 1890s, his son, Wilfred, lost a custody battle with his ex-wife Gertrude over their son, Austin. The child ended up living with his grandparents for a number of years until he moved out and married Henrietta Legault.

On January 14th, 1918, Jeremiah passed away. On his death certificate his grandfather, Joseph, was listed as his father.[4]

Sources

  1. https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FDKC-T2D
  2. https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q27M-3SJ4
  3. https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FSZB-X6
  4. https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/23T3-Y4H
  • "United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWZL-44D : 12 April 2016), Jeremiah F Miles in household of Joseph Miles, Deerfield, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States; citing family 38, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • "New Hampshire Marriages, 1720-1920," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FDKC-T2D : 31 December 2014), Jeremiah S. Felker and Elizabeth D. Fellowes, 16 Feb 1863; citing reference Item 1; FHL microfilm 2,169,386.
  • "United States Census, 1870," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MH52-Z9G : 12 April 2016), Felker, New Hampshire, United States; citing p. 10, family 86, NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 552,347.
  • "United States Census, 1880," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MH6Z-TYZ : 11 August 2016), Jeremiah S Felker, Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts, United States; citing enumeration district ED 184, sheet 69D, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 0529; FHL microfilm 1,254,529.

"United States Census of Union Veterans and Widows of the Civil War, 1890," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K8S2-W3L : 11 March 2018), Jeremiah Felker, 1890; citing NARA microfilm publication M123 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 338,174.

  • "United States Census, 1900," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M9R9-LDV : accessed 21 July 2017), Jeremiah Felker, Haverhill city Ward 4, Essex, Massachusetts, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 299, sheet 5B, family 110, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,240,641.
  • "United States Census, 1910," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M2JW-4LW : accessed 19 June 2019), Jeremiah Felker, Haverhill Ward 4, Essex, Massachusetts, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 313, sheet 5A, family 117, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll 582; FHL microfilm 1,374,595.
  • "New Hampshire, Civil War Service and Pension Records, 1861-1866," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q27M-3SJ4 : accessed 29 July 2017), Jeremiah S Felker, 27 Aug 1864; citing Manchester, Manchester, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States, New Hampshire State Archives, Concord; FHL microfilm 2,317,419.
  • "United States Civil War Soldiers Index, 1861-1865," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FSZB-X6F : 4 December 2014), Jeremiah S. Felker, Private, Company C, 1st Regiment, New Hampshire Heavy Artillery, Union; citing NARA microfilm publication M549 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 4; FHL microfilm 882,021.
  • "Massachusetts State Vital Records, 1841-1920," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/23T3-Y4H : 4 December 2014), Jeremiah S Felker, 14 Jan 1918; citing Death, Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts, United States, certificate number 28, page 107, State Archives, Boston.

Find a Grave: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/55716728/jeremiah-felker

Acknowledgments

Thank you to Rick Felker for creating Felker-208 on 2 Sep 13. Click the Changes tab for the details on contributions by Rick and others.

Rick also provided biographical information regarding Jeremiah's story. Documents confirming this are found in the court records.




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I searched my data base and could only find one Felker who served in the United States Navy. His first name was George and he was from Ireland.
posted by Eric Anderson

Jeremiah is 17 degrees from Danielle Liard, 14 degrees from Jack London and 16 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.