Bill West's Blog – May 2011 Archive (7)

ASA ELLINGWOOD'S PENSION FILE PT7

One of the little mysteries of the precedings on 3Apr 1884 is that there

is no indication as to what order the various witnesses testified nor is

there any notation of time of day. If Asa's wife, my 2x great grandmother

Florilla Dunham Ellingwood, gave her statement late in  the day after all

the others it might possibly explain the somewhat (I think) prosecutorial

tone of the questioning. Despite that Florilla's responses steadily agree

with those Asa…

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Added by Bill West on May 15, 2011 at 12:49am — 2 Comments

ASA ELLINGWOOD'S PENSION FILE PT6

Before I move on to Florilla Dunham Ellingwood's testimony, I wanted to share what

I've found about two of the witnesses Asa asked to have interviewed on his behalf.

The first is James Barrows. As I previously mentioned,  Asa Ellingwood's mother

was Rachel Barrows and after her death, he went to live with his Aunt Polly Barrows

and her husband Morton Curtis. Given that fact, I was fairly sure that witness James

Barrows was a relative.

  

On p.501 of…

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Added by Bill West on May 15, 2011 at 12:42am — 2 Comments

ASA ELLINGWOOD'S PENSION FILE PT5

A few comments on what we've seen so far from 2x great grandfather Asa

Ellingwood's testimony:



I am extremely fortunate to have a copy of  cousin Florence O'Connor's  book

The Ancestors and Descendants of Asa Freeman Ellingwood and Florilla

(Dunham) Ellingwood (West Paris, Me 1979)
to draw upon in my family research.

In her section on Asa himself, she writes of how Asa and his brother Oscar were

sent to live with their Aunt Polly Barrows Curtis and…

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ASA ELLINGWOOD'S PENSION FILE PT4

This is the second part of my 2x great grandfather Asa Freeman Ellingwood's

testimony on behalf of his Civil War Disability Pension claim. There are some

parts that I wasn't able to make out and other words which are my best guesses

at  meaning, The latter are indicated by (?). Other that that the grammar and

punctuation are as they appear on the original document.



I will discuss what I learned from this testimony in my next post. 



Q:…

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ASA ELLINGWOOD'S PENSION FILE PT3

This is the first part of 2x great grandfather Asa F. Ellingwood's pension

request affidavit. I was struck not so much by the content as I was by the

barely legible handwriting of whoever was taking the notes for Asa's hearing

and the lack ofg a question mark at the end of the questions!





That aside, there's a lot of information here about Asa's life and I'll discuss

that after I post the second half of Asa's testimony.…



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ASA ELLINGWOOD'S PENSION FILE PT2

Because of the length of the document, the header is missing from…
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ASA ELLINGWOOD'S PENSION FILE PT1





 

 

 

 

 

On May 1st, 1861, barely three weeks after the firing on Fort Sumter,

my great great grandfather Asa Freeman Ellingwood enlisted in the

Union Army. Seven months later he was…

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