John Straight
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John Straight (1828 - 1897)

Pvt. John Straight aka Strait
Born in Springwater, Livingston, New York, United Statesmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 22 Feb 1856 in Springwater, Livingston, New York, United Statesmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Springwater, Livingston, New York, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 15 Jun 2018
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Private John Straight served in the United States Civil War.
Enlisted: Sep 18, 1861
Mustered out: Jun 13, 1865
Side: USA
Regiment(s): New York 85th Volunteer Infantry; 28th Battery New York Artillery; New York 112th Volunteer Infantry

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Biography

Birth

John Straight was born on 7 October 1828.[1] His place of birth is most commonly listed as Springwater, Livingston, NY since he spent practically his entire life there. However, his father Lawton is listed as living in Dansville, Steuben, NY in the 1830 census, and in Springwater in the 1840 census.[2][3] As the two towns are only around half an hour apart, and John remained in Springwater since at least 1850[4], these discrepancies are not too significant, although a more definitive record of his birth would be very helpful.

Before Military

John married Lydia Marie Culver on 22 February 1856 in Springwater. They had a couple of children and lived on a farm, to which John tended.[5]

Military

First Tour

He enlisted for the first time at the age of 33 on 18 September 1861 in Springwater, NY, with the intention of serving a three-year term.[6][7] He was mustered in as private to that regiment in Company D under Cpt. Levi H Kinney on 25 October 1861, but transferred to Company B under Cpt. William W Clark on 1 January 1862.[8] John's first tour of duty came to an abrupt end when he was discharged due to chronic diarrhea on 31 December 1862 in Baltimore, MD, USA.[9][8]

Second Tour

As was the case with all other of-aged men after 1863, John had to register for the Civil War draft, and did so in July 1863.[10] Regardless, John enlisted himself into the 28th Battery of the New York Artilley on 3 September 1864 in Avon, NY, and was mustered in as private on the same day under Cpt. C.H. Millard only to transfer out of the artillery into Company E of the 112th New York Infantry Regiment on 11 October 1864.[11][12][13][14] Along with the rest of his company, he was mustered out on 13 June 1865 in Raleigh, North Carolina, USA.[12]

After Military

After the war, he went back to his farmland in Springwater, where he had even more children and remained until the day he perished.[15][16][9][17]

Death

He passed away on 31 December 1897 in Springwater, NY, and is buried in Ashley Cemetery in the same town.[1][17]

Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 findagrave.com: John Straight
  2. Ancestry.com 1830 United States Federal Census. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010.
  3. Ancestry.com 1840 United States Federal Census. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010.
  4. Ancestry.com 1850 United States Federal Census. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010.
  5. "United States Census, 1860", database with images, FamilySearch, John Straight, 1860.
  6. NYS Military Museum and Veterans Research Center: Muster Roll for 85th New York Infantry Regiment in US Civil War. p. 397.
  7. US National Park Service: John Straight, 85th Regiment, New York Infantry.
  8. 8.0 8.1 NYS Military Museum and Veterans Research Center: Unit Roster for 85th New York Infantry Regiment in US Civil War. p. 1104.
  9. 9.0 9.1 "United States Census of Union Veterans and Widows of the Civil War, 1890," database with images, FamilySearch, New York > Livingston > All > image 80 of 91; citing NARA microfilm publication M123 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  10. ancestry.com: Civil War Draft Registration of John Straight.
  11. NYS Military Museum and Veterans Research Center: Unit Roster for 28th Independent Battery of New York Light Artillery. p. 1218.
  12. 12.0 12.1 NYS Military Museum and Veterans Research Center: Unit Roster for 112th New York Infantry Regiment. p. 1107.
  13. US National Park Service: John Straight, 28th Independent Battery, New York Light Artillery.
  14. US National Park Service: John Straight, 112th Regiment, New York Infantry.
  15. "New York State Census, 1865," database with images, FamilySearch, John Straight, District 01, Springwater, Livingston, New York, United States; citing source p. 12, line 10, household ID 90, county clerk, board of supervisors and surrogate court offices from various counties. Utica and East Hampton Public Libraries, New York; FHL microfilm 510,543.
  16. "United States Census, 1880," database with images, FamilySearch, John Straight, Springwater, Livingston, New York, United States; citing enumeration district ED 39, sheet 395D, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 0859; FHL microfilm 1,254,859.
  17. 17.0 17.1 New York State Death Index - 1897: published by Reclaim the Records onto Archive.org. p. 775.
  • "United States General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934," database with images, FamilySearch, Stork, William - Strauch, Thomas > image 3537 of 5091; citing NARA microfilm publication T288 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
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