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 Seymour Washington Ensign, Jr

Seymour Washington Ensign, Jr

Birth
Stafford, Genesee County, New York, USA
Death 19 Jun 1913 (aged 86)
Montrose, Genesee County, Michigan, USA
Burial Montrose, Genesee County, Michigan, USA
Memorial ID 8008310 · View Source
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Military: Civil War. Company 1, 15th Michigan Infantry. 9/20/1864 - 5/30/1865.
Seymour W. Ensign Jr. did not attend school until he was 16 years old. After coming to Mich igan, he worked for Thomas L. Brent, who taught school in his house. For his services, Mr. Brent gave Seymour four hours of schooling daily. After attending school for three winters, Seymour then taught school for five winters, working on the farm in the summer. In 1850 he bo ught on contract the 80 acre lot from which his fathers' 40 acres were taken. He paid for it by teaching and lumbering. He finally owned the old homestead, 80 acres of much improved l and with a good house, barn, etc.
Seymour Jr. was a good republican. He was town clerk for ten years, commissioner of highway s for six years and Justice of the Peace for two years.
On Sept. 20, 1864 he was drafted and assigned to Company I, 15th Michigan Infantry. He join ed Sherman's army at Beaufort, South Carolina in January, 1865. He was at the Battle of Bent onville, although his corps did not become actively engaged. He took part in the Grand Revie w in Washington at the close of the war, long to be remembered by him. He was discharged Ma y 30, 1865.
"1892 Portrait & Biographical Album..." states that Seymour is the eldest of eight children.


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  • Created by: Lori War
  • Added: 21 Oct 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8008310
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Seymour Washington Ensign, Jr (5 Nov 1826–19 Jun 1913), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8008310, citing Montrose Cemetery, Montrose, Genesee County, Michigan, USA ; Maintained by Lori War (contributor 46593416) .