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Jonathan Puffer

Jonathan Puffer[1]

Male 1825 - 1864  (39 years)

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  • Name Jonathan Puffer  [1
    Born 4 Mar 1825  Leominster, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 5 May 1864  VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Cause: KIA at Battle of the Wilderness 
    • This source erroneously records his death on this date, however, he was reported missing (presumed dead?) and later exchanged as a POW. He survived the war.
    Death 29 Apr 1902  Brockton, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    FindaGrave Address:
    78404859 
    Ref# 190  [1
    Buried Brockton, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Address:
    Melrose Cemetery 
    Person ID I20937  Puffer Genealogy
    Last Modified 1 May 2018 

    Father Simon Puffer,   b. 30 Apr 1777, Stow, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jun 1826  (Age 49 years) 
    Mother Abigail Rice,   b. 1781,   d. 4 May 1825, Sudbury, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years) 
    Married 29 May 1823  Sudbury, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    Family ID F9680  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Susan Sherman,   b. 5 Jul 1831, Foxboro, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jan 1861, Holliston, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 29 years) 
    Married 18 Mar 1848  Holliston, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 8
    Children 
     1. Rosella Nancy Puffer,   b. 4 May 1850, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Dec 1868, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 18 years)
    Last Modified 20 Nov 2018 
    Family ID F8911  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Laura Ann Batchelder,   b. 30 Dec 1830, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Sep 1877, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years) 
    Married 3 Jan 1864  Boston, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Last Modified 20 Nov 2018 
    Family ID F8910  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Hattie B. Draper,   b. CA 1832, Gardner, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 27 Jun 1878  Milford, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 8
    Last Modified 20 Nov 2018 
    Family ID F8912  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 4 Emma Jane Adams,   b. Jun 1844, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Nov 1901, Long Island, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 57 years) 
    Married 25 Dec 1896 
    Last Modified 20 Nov 2018 
    Family ID F8909  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 3 Jan 1864 - Boston, MA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath - 29 Apr 1902 - Brockton, MA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Address:
    Melrose Cemetery - - Brockton, MA
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    Headstones
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  • Notes 
    • He was a shoemaker by trade and lived for a time in Milford, MA. He was a private in the MA 43rd Regt. Infantry, U.S.Army.; also in the 57th Infantry for three years during the Civil War. For many years after the war he was a traveling salesman for the B.T. Babbitt soap company.

      Described as having a dark complexion, grey eyes with dark hair.
      He was 5 feet 6 inches tall.
      Residence: Holliston, MA Occupation: Mechanic
      Service Record:
      Enlisted as a Private on 20 August 1862 at the age of 39
      Enlisted in Company K, 43rd Infantry Regiment MA on 20 August 1862.
      Mustered out Company K, 43rd Infantry Regiment MA on 30 July 1863
      Enlisted in Company H, 57th Infantry Regiment MA on 11 January 1864.
      POW (Andersonville Prison) on 06 May 1864 at Wilderness, VA
      Exchanged on 27 November 1864 (Absent until discharged)
      Received a disability discharge Company H, 57th Infantry Regiment Massachusetts on 17 June 1865

      According to the US Adjutant General Military Records, he was killed on Mar 10, 1863. We know he was a POW so he may have been mistakenly listed as KIA.

      His headstone was provided by Lee Marble Works, Lee, MA contracted on Aug 25, 1902

  • Sources 
    1. [S1210] Descendants of George Puffer of Braintree, Massachusetts 1639-1915, 102, 167.

    2. [S2162] US Registers of Deaths of Volunteers, 1861-1865.

    3. [S1210] Descendants of George Puffer of Braintree, Massachusetts 1639-1915, 167.

    4. [S1510] Headstones Provided for Deceased Union Civil War Veterans, 1879-1903.

    5. [S1788] Vital Records of Stow Massachusetts To the Year 1850, page 253.

    6. [S1210] Descendants of George Puffer of Braintree, Massachusetts 1639-1915, 102.

    7. [S1840] _Massachusetts Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988.

    8. [S2060] Massachusetts Marriage Records, 1840-1915.