He was a private in the very first regiment to accept enlisted men of color, the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.
In 1850, he is attending school in or near Worcester, Massachusetts with his brothers Alonzo and Henry.
1920: Mortgaged house in Woodstock, Connecticut with his wife and grandson James Woodson
1900-1910: Owned house in Woodstock, Connecticut with his wife and children
1880: Putnam, Connecticut with his wife and children
1870: Oxford, Massachusetts with his wife and children
1863: Oxford, Massachusetts (military enlistment)
1860: Oxford, Massachusetts with his mother and siblings
1850: Worcester, Massachusetts with his parents and siblings
Private in the all-black 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry regiment, Company F. Enlisted on 28 November 1863 from Oxford, Massachusetts. He was about 20 years old, single and working as a shoemaker when he enlisted. Mustered out 20 August 1865 with the regiment.
1850, 1860, 1880, 1900, 1920: Black
1870, 1910: Mulatto
He passed away in 1924 and is buried at Grove Street Cemetery in Putnam, Connecticut.