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Mary C. Puffer[1]

Female 1842 - Bef 1880  (< 37 years)


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  • Name Mary C. Puffer  [1
    Born 12 Jan 1842  Lexington, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Died Bef 1880  [2
    • Her husband is listed as widower in th 1880 Federal Census
    Person ID I23280  Puffer Genealogy
    Last Modified 6 Oct 2014 

    Father Sylvester W. Puffer,   b. 19 May 1810, Sudbury, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jun 1882, Lexington, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Mother Catharine Dean Brown,   b. 28 Jun 1819, Burlington, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 May 1866, Lexington, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years) 
    Married 18 Apr 1839  Burlington, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F9161  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Benjamin Wyman,   b. 6 Jul 1816, Lexington, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1915, FL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 98 years) 
    Married 10 Aug 1869  Lexington, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 4
    Residence 1870  Marion, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    Camp Izard 
    • An emergency fortification established in response to a Seminole Indian attack on a military force led by GeneralĀ Edmund P. GainesĀ in 1836

      This post was established on 27 Feb 1836 when General Gains and his force attempting to cross the Withlacoochee River came under attack by some 1500 Seminole Indians under chiefs Osceola and Alligator. 1st Lt Izard was the first casualty, receiving a lead bullet in the head: he died five days later. The Seminoles surrounded soldiers and forced them into a 250 yard quadrangle which the soldiers fortified with log breastworks and earthen bastions. General Gaines sent a request to General Clinch for reinforcements after the first day but the siege lasted two weeks without any reply. Regular Army rations ran out and the command was reduced to eating their Horses and dogs.

      The Seminoles tired of the conflict and requested a parley. General Gaines sent representatives to the parley who were told by the Seminoles that they just wanted to be left alone and would let the troops leave if Gaines would promise to abandon his pursuit of them. While the talks were under way 500 American reinforcements arrived and opened fire on the Seminoles who then abandoned the siege and left.

      The post was used intermittently until it was abandoned at the end of the war in 1842.
    Children 
     1. James F. Wyman,   b. CA 1847, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 17 Oct 2018 
    Family ID F4385  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S1210] Descendants of George Puffer of Braintree, Massachusetts 1639-1915, 120.

    2. [S1685] _1880 United States Federal Census.

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

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