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Biographies of Bradford County Civil War Soldiers extracted from PRESIDENTS, SOLDIERS, STATESMEN

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The following is taken from the book "Presidents, Soldiers and Statesmen 1776-1894, H. H. Hardesty, Publisher, New York, Toledo and Chicago. 1895 

George E. Bullock (Pg. 1200)

Was born Jan. 15, 1844, in LeRaysville, Bradford Co., PA., of parents, Jesse E. and Margaret B. (Wright) BULLOCK, now deceased. He married Harriet E. CARR, Nov. 12, 1876, in Canton, PA. She was born April 14, 1855, in Burlington, Bradford Co., PA., and was a daughter of Horace C. and Patience A. (Hughs) CARR, the former dead, the latter living. Three children have blessed this marriage, Jesse E., Margaret M. and Howard C. Mrs. BULLOCK is an active worker in Capt. J.B. Ingham Corps, 131, Dept. of PA. Comrade BULLOCK enlisted when 18 years old September, 1862, at Canton, PA., as a private in Co. E, 13th PA. V.I. He was honorably discharged from this enlistment October, 1862, at Harrisburg, PA., and re-enlisted June 22, 1863, at Canton, PA., this time joining Co. I, 47th PA. V.I. His service consisted of scouting, skirmishing, guard and garrison duty and he was granted his final honorable discharge Aug. 13, 1863, at Reading PA. Mrs. BULLOCK's father, Horace C. CARR served in the late war a member of Co. C, 2d Wis. V.C., he re-enlisted in the same command; he was taken prisoner and confined in Libby prison one year; he was granted an honorable discharge in Texas and was drowned while en route for home. Comrade BULLOCK's great-grandfather, Darius BULLOCK served from Massachusetts in the Continental army during the Revolutionary war. His wife's great-grandfather, Co. James CARR served as Col. in the same war. Her grandfather, Isaac CARR served in the U.S. army in the war of 1812. Comrade BULLOCK has been J. of P., councilman, auditor, Judge of elections; director and treasurer of Union Agricultural Association, in Canton, PA. He is a member of Ingham Post, 91, in which he is trustee and his address is Canton, PA. 

Sanderson Burns (Pg. 1201)

Born in Athens, PA., Nov. 29, 1838, was a son of Otis and Harriet (McKinney) BURNS, The former only living. He enlisted Sept. 10, 1864, at Owego, N.Y., when 26 years old, joining Co. C, 179th N.Y. V.I., 2d Brig., 2d Div., 9th A.C., as a private. In November 1864 he was held in hospitals at City Point, VA., and Washington, D.C., about six months suffering with typhoid fever. Feb. 2, 1865, he was granted a furlough of thirty days. March, 1865, at Washington D.C., he was detailed at Mt. Pleasant hospital, about two months as ambulance driver; his services consisted of considerable scouting, skirmishing, guard and garrison duty and he was honorably discharged May 10, 1865, at Washington D.C. Comrade BURNS was united by marriage, March 2, 1862, with Rocilla MUNN at Athens, PA. The result of this union is eleven children, born in the order given: John G., Harriet dec., Fred, Minnie, Frank, Louisa, Walter, Annie, Emma, Helen I., Bertha and Floyd. His wife was born in Litchfield township, this county, March 5, 1845, of parents, Ezra and Jane (Chandler) MUNN, deceased. Comrade Burns is at present engaged in farming near Athens, PA., at which place he may be addressed. 

Leverett L. Burbank (Pg. 1201)

Was born in Suffield, Conn., of parents, George F. and Mary (Sargent) BURBANK, long ago deceased. The maiden name of his wife, to whom he was married March 1, 1873, at Big Pond, PA., was Louisa H. BARRETT. She was born Jan. 19, 1852, in Belmont, Allegheny Co., N.Y., and was a daughter of Alonzo and Hannah L. (Montague) BARRETT, dec. The children of this marriage are as follows: Nettie A. (who married Franklin SPENCER by whom she had one child, Annie L.), Orville A., Austin R., Olive M., Albert L., Clara L., Edgar C. and George F. Comrade BURBANK was a boatman when he enlisted July 25, 1862, at Suffield, Conn., as a private in Co. D, 16th Conn. V.I., 2d Brig., 3d Div., 9th A.C. September, 1862 he received a sunstroke on march from Baltimore, MD., to South Mt., MD., in consequence of which, and also heart difficulty, he was held in hospital at Gatensville, MD., about three months; he was captured April 20, 1864, near Plymouth, N.C., and was held in Andersonville about 6 months, Charleston, S.C., and Florence, S.C., about two months. After he was exchanged he was sent to Newbern, N.C., to do provost duty, and excepting the time spent in hospital and prison pen, he was with his command until mustered out. February, 1865, he was furloughed for thirty days from the parole camp, Annapolis, MD., and reported back to Annapolis at the end of time. He took part in the engagements at Antietam, Suffolk and Plymouth, received his honorable discharge June 24, 1865, at Newbern, N.C. His maternal grandfather, Samuel SARGENT, served in the war of 1812; his wife's father, Alonzo D. BARRETT, served in the war, and a brother, James W., in Co. H, 130th N.Y.V.I., was wounded in head by shell while on picket duty on the Rapppahannock River, also injured at the battle of Cedar Creek by falling off his horse, and fought in forty-four engagements. Comrade BURBANK is a member of Mat Cooper Post, 445, he is a disabled and retired soldier and his address is Ridgebury, PA. 

SIMEON G. ROCKWELL: (This biobraphy submitted by Susan Austin from Lyle Rockwell work)

Born 9 Aug 1837 in ROME TWP., BRADFORD, PA. Died 19 Jun 1909 in ARAPAHOE, NEBRASKA. Son of Simeon Gaylord ROCKWELL and Catharine ("Katie") LENT. *Source of death for Simeon, and his Judson descendants are from John & Carole Jeanne Rockwell PREISACH of Fallon, Nevada. Their e-mail is preisach@phonewave. net. He married CHLOE DIMMICK, 14 Jun 1859 in ORWELL TWNP, BRAD, PA. Born 3 Jul 1831 in ORWELL HILL, BRADFORD, PA. They had the following children: 2 i. VERNON C. ROCKWELL 3 ii. JUDSON THEODORE ROCKWELL

Civil War-Corp. Co. D, 141st Pa Vol. Aug 22, 1862 served 3 months. Also listed as Private, Co. B, 171st Nov 2, 1862. On furlough at muster out. (Discharged on Surgeon's certificate Oct 6 1862) (Company D was mustered in 23 Aug 1862 - mustered out 28 May 1865). National Archive Civil War Military file as follows: Simeon's description in the Company D, 141st PA Infantry record book: age 25, height 5 ft.; 9 1/4 in., complexion light, eyes blue, hair auburn, born in Bradford Co., PA, occupation farmer, enlisted by Lt. T. RYON for term of 3 years. His certificate of disability for discharge: Simeon G. Rockwell of Captain Isaac A. PARK'S Company D of the 141st Regiment of the United States Volunteers was enlisted by Lt. RYON of the 141st Regiment of Penna. Vol. at Bradford County on the 15th day of August, 1862 to serve 3 years. He was born in Bradford County in the State of Pennsylvania, is 25 years of age, 5 ft. 9 1/4 in. high, light complexion, blue eyes, auburn hair, and by occupation when enlisted a farmer. Said soldier has been unfit for duty the last 30 days. I have been informed by the said Corporal Rockwell that he has been afflicted at different times for the last seven years with necrosis of femur, which renders him incompetent to perform the duties of a soldier. Signed by Capt. Isaac A. PARK at Camp Prescott Smith, VA on Sep. 30, 1862. I certify that I have carefully examined the said Simeon G. Rockwell of Captain Isaac A. PARK's Company, and find him incapable of performing the duties of a soldier because of having necrosis of the left femur, which renders him unfit for marches or the duties required of a soldier in the field. Signed by Ezra P. ALLEN Surgeon of the 141st PA Vol. Discharged this 6th day of October, 1862 at Camp Prescott Smith, VA. Also signed by Col. H. J. MADILL, commander of the regiment. Next source - National Archives Civil War Pension file received August 31, 1998 from request: Altogether, I received 21 pages of information from his pension file. The main parts are summarized as follows: (1.) Affidavit for J. P. Z. FRISBiE of Bradford County that his signature was genuine, signed by prothonotary E. GOODRICH, dated Jan. 11, 1886. (2.) Affidavit for Simeon's 2nd wife Addie V. ROCKWELL, widow of Simeon Rockwell, late of Furnas Co., Arapahoe, NE., that she was formerly married to Charles CHURCH, that Charles was never in military service, and that Addie & Simeon lived together from date of marriage to date of Simeon's death. Signed by friends of both Simeon, Addie, and Charles CHURCH, by J.N.SNYDER and Mrs. Etta SNYDER, dated April 19, 1910. (3.) Remarried Widow of soldier, application for pension by Addie V. SAILOR (her new married name) dated Jan. 15, 1924. Her claim was rejected on June 14, 1924. A letter dated Oct. 27, 1924 to her attorney PROUX advising why action of rejection is proper and as to requirements of general law. (4.) Pension increase application for Simeon dated March 8, 1870 recorded in Bradford Co., PA, & that his current pension is $8.00 per month starting January 16, 1865 for which he received for gunshot wound in the left forearm in the Battle of Spottsylvania, VA on the 12th day of May, 1864, with total disability. His application has a Surgeon's certificate signed by C.M.TURNER, M.D. stating that the increased disability originates from his injury as follows: "In this case the bullet struck the left arm near it's middle crushing it so much that five or six inches of the radius was removed at the first dressing. There was much laceration of tendons and muscles and he is incapable of performing pronation and supination. Also there is anchylosis of the wrist joint and inability to flex or extend the fingers and the hand is quite useless. His elbow joint is uninjured. Increased disability results from increasing rigidity of wrist joint and of fingers and hand." (5.) Certificate letter from a soldier named Harrison H. PENDLETON who stated that he enlisted at Owego, NY on same day & served in same Regiment and was at Battle of Wilderness and was at Spottsylvania when Simeon was shot in arm, which has disabled him for life, one bone from elbow to the wrist has been taken out entirely & the wound has not healed yet. He states that when Simeon entered the service, he could hold a forty-pound weight in either hand horizontally. He further states that S.G. Rockwell was a good soldier never flinching from duty to his knowledge, & the said S.G. Rockwell was wounded on May 12, 1864 at Spottsylvania, Va. while charging the enemy. Signed on Jan. 3, 1866 by Harrison H. PENDLETON. (6.) Affidavit dated Jan. 18, 1865 from District of Columbia, County of Washington, signed by Deputy Clerk of the Supreme Court of the District of Columbia, states that Simeon G. Rockwell was wounded at Spottsylvania C.H., Va., and that he is the person he represents himself to be, and it is signed by his brother Fernando C. ROCKWELL of Sheshequin, Pa and Theodore F. WINUSS of N.Y. He states that Simeon was treated in Harewood Hospital in Washington, D.C. (7.) Certificate from Bureau of Pensions for increase dated April 20, 1903 was approved for Simeon G. Rockwell at the rate of $40.00 per month, with reason being for total disability of left hand from gunshot wound of left forearm, signed by Secretary of the Interior. (8.) Copy of marriage license between Simeon G. Rockwell and Addie CHURCH issued Oct. 8, 1891 in Furnas County, town of Beaver City, Nebraska by the county judge, E.W. LEWIS. Simeon, age 53, residence, Arapahoe, NE, father, Simeon ROCKWELL, mother, Catherine LENT. Ada CHURCH, the bride, age 21, place of birth Iowa, residence Arapahoe, NE, father's name William REDDICK, mother's name, Elizabeth CHRUWEYARD. (9.) Certificate of marriage dated Oct. 21, 1891 at Arapahoe, county of Furnas, Nebraska between Simeon G. Rockwell and Mrs. Adie CHURCH, and there were present as witnesses E.S. CHILD and Lizzie CHILD, signed by J. W. Elliott, V.P.M. (10.) Document from Commissioner of Pensions, Department of the Interior, Des Moines Agency, dated Jan. 15, 1898 with the following Questions: Are you married? Yes, to Addie REDDICK. When, where and by who were you married? J. W. ELLIOT at Arapahoe, NE, Oct. 21, 1891. What record of marriage exists? At county office in Beaver City, NE. Were you previously married? If so state name of former wife and date and place of her death or divorce: Chloe DIMMOCK, April 1891, Beaver City, NE. Have you any living children? If so state their names and dates of birth: Vernon L. Rockwell, born May 25, 1860. Judson T. Rockwell, born Oct. 12, 1862. Signed by Simeon G. Rockwell. (11.) Document for "Declaration for Remarried Widow's Pension," Section 2, Act of May 1, 1920: On Jan. 4, 1924, Addie V. SAILOR, 55 years of age, born Aug. 13, 1868, appeared before notary public in Louisa County, Iowa and stated that she was formerly the widow of Simeon G. Rockwell who enlisted in Co. I, 141st Pa. Inf., and also served in Co. K of 14th NY Heavy Artillery. She was married to said soldier on Oct. 21, 1891 under the name of Addie V. CHURCH, and that she had formerly been married to Charles CHURCH who died Oct. 20, 1890 at Blue Hill, Nebr. Simeon G. Rockwell's first wife Cloy DIMMICK was divorced Apr. 13, 1891 in the district court of Furnas County, Nebraska. The said soldier died June 19, 1909 at Arapahoe, Nebraska. Her original pension was terminated because of her marriage on April 19, 1910 to Abishia R. SAILOR at Norton, Kansas, and that he died April 4, 1912 at Bladen, NE. Signed by G.C. PROUD, Notary Public. (12.) Document of "Certificate of Disability for Discharge from Army of the United States," dated Jan. 16, 1865: Pvt. Simeon G. Rockwell of Captain John COOPER'S Co. K 14th Regiment NY Heavy Artillery was enlisted by E.G. KATTELL at Owego, NY on Dec. 29, 1863 to serve 3 years. Simeon was found to be incapable of performing the duties of a soldier because of gunshot wound of the left forearm near the elbow received May 12, 1864 in the battle at Spottsylvania C.H., VA, in consequence of which he is totally disabled for military service and for civil occupation three fourth. Signed by R.B. BOUTECON, Surgeon of U.S. Vol. at Harewood Hospital, Washington, D.C. on Jan. 16, 1865. The soldier desires to be addressed at Orwell, Bradford County, PA. (13.) Document dated Feb. 9, 1924 from the Adjutant General, Robert C. DAVIS in Washington, D.C.: Simeon G. Rockwell of Co. D, 141st Regiment of Pa. Inf., age 25, height 5 ft. 9 1/4 in., complexion light, eyes blue, hair auburn, born Bradford Co., PA, occupation farmer, was enrolled Aug. 5, 1862, and discharged Oct. 6, 1862 on Surgeon's Certificate. He held rank of Corporal when discharged. Then he was enrolled in Co. B, 171st Penn. Drafted Militia on Oct. 23, 1862, deserted June 16, 1863, and enlisted Dec. 29, 1863 in Co. K, 14th NY H.A. in violation of the 22nd Article of War. Application for removal of the charge of desertion and for an honorable discharge has been denied. From M/I to desertion he held the rank of Private. And the rolls on file for that period do not show him absent except as follows: Dec. 21, 1862 - Absent sick in Bradford County, Pa., sent home from Camp Curtain, Harrisburg, Pa. Nov. 28, 1862 on furlough. Feb. 28, 1863 - same. April 30, 1863, - Hospital Muster Roll of U.S.A. General Hospital, York, Pa. shows him present, attached to hospital April 16, 1863. Simeon G. Rockwell, Co. K, 14th New York Heavy Artillery, was enrolled Dec. 29, 1863, and discharged Jan. 16, 1865 on Surgeon's Certificate. From M/I to discharge he held the rank of Private, and the rolls on file for that period do not show him absent except as follows: Aug. 31, 1864 - Sick in hospital. Dec. 31, 1865 - same. This man deserted from Co. B, 171st Pa. Inf. June 16, 1863 and enlisted in this organization in violation of the 22nd article of war. This department cannot recognize the legality of this enlistment, nor any claim for service rendered thereunder. The law views him as in a continuos state of desertion during the whole period of this enlistment. (14.) Document "Pensioner Dropped," from United States Pension Agency, dated March 16, 1910, Des Moines, Iowa, certificate no. 59082. Simeon G. Rockwell, class invalid, was last paid at $40.00 to April 4, 1909, and has been dropped because of death. Signed by W.V. WILCOX, United States Pension Agent.

This research done by Lyle Rockwell, Athens, PA. Contributed by Susan Austin