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…
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…
A few comments on what we've seen so far from 2x great grandfather Asa
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…
Added by Bill West on May 15, 2011 at 12:37am — No Comments
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.
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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…
Added by Bill West on May 15, 2011 at 12:12am — No Comments