1860's Simeon Stearns CDV Photo, Co. K 7th NH Civil War, Manchester NH
On reverse: "Simeon Stearns" is beautifully handwritten in old period pencil script. Photo type: Original vintage Victorian CDV or Carte de Visite Photograph, circa 1864-66 Civil War era. Photographer: D.O. Furnald, Manchester, New Hampshire, Hillsborough County. (known to be photographer David O. Furnald, David Furnald)
Found in Public Genealogy Records:
New Hampshire Civil War Soldiers
Simeon Stearns, Goffstown, NH, enlisted 2 Nov 1861, New Hampshire
(known as Simeon R. Stearnes, Simeon R. Stearns, and Simeon Stearn)
Battle Unit: Co. K, 7th Regiment, New Hampshire Infantry
Soldier's Rank In & Out: Private
Simeon R. Stearns, Simeon Russell Stearns: The son of Henry Blaisdell Stearns & Phoebe Russell Stearns, born 22 May 1842 in Goffstown NH; married 6 June 1866 to Francena J. Bailey Stearns of Holderness NH. She was born on Christmas Day 1848, daughter of Ira Bailey and Lurania Collins Bailey. He served 3 years during the Civil War in Co. K, 7th Regiment NH Infantry Volunteers, and mustered out at his term of service. He took part in the siege of Fort Wagner at Morris Island, South Carolina in 1863. He lost an arm in a mill accident at Stark Mills, Oct 7, 1890. He died at Manchester NH.
Note: The Amoskeag Manufacturing Company was a textile manufacturer which founded the city of Manchester, New Hampshire. From modest beginnings in near wilderness, it grew throughout the 19th century into the largest cotton textile plant in the world. Simeon lost his arm at age 48 in the Stark Mills, part of Amoskeag NH.
The Children of Simeon R. & his wife Francena J. Bailey Stearns:
1. Lillian C. Stearns, born 12 Apr 1870 in Manchester NH; married 18 Aug 1892 to Frank W. Young of Reading MA, born 2 Nov 1869. he was the son of Samuel Young and Sarah Goodwin Young. Lillian died Oct 11, 1892 at age 22.
His wife Francena Bailey's Siblings:
Francena J Bailey Stearns (1848-1933)
Mary Charlotte Bailey (1851-1864)
Edwin C Bailey (1863-1939)
His father: Henry Blaisdell Stearns, son of Nathan & Miriam Blaisdell Stearns, 1798-1873 born in Goffstown NH, and died 1873 in Goffstown; he married 1837 to Phoebe Russell Poor, widow of George Poor and daughter of Simeon and ___ (Ritterbush) Russell. She was born 30 Aug 1809 and died 1 March 1899. He was a farmer and teacher. He was a member of the state legislature in 1838 and 1839, and held various town offices. He lived in the easterly part of the town on a road leading from Amoskeag (western Manchester) to Dunbarton.
Children of Henry B. Stearns & Phoebe Russell Stearns:
1. George Henry Stearns, born 1838 in Goffstown NH.
2. John Stearns, born 1839 Goffstown NH and died 1876, killed by Indians in Wyoming Territory, not married.
3. Joseph Edwin Stearns born 1841 Goffstown NH; married 30 May 1871 to Etta M. Dennison of Hooksett NH. He served during the Civil War in Co. B., 1st NH Regiment, Heavy Artillery. He died 1874 in Suncook NH. He was a civil engineer and had one child, Edith Stearns.
4. Simeon Russell Stearns, born 1842 in Goffstown NH
5. Stephen Blaisdell Stearns, born 1844 in Goffstown NH
6. Charles Edgar Stearns, born 6 Nov 1851; died 8 Feb 1852 in Goffstown NH
Simeon R Stearns in the 1860 United States Federal Census
Age: 18, born abt 1842, New Hampshire
Home in 1860: Goffstown, Hillsborough, New Hampshire
Household Members: Name Age
Henry B Stearns 61
Phebe Stearns 50
George H Stearns 22
John Stearns 20
Joseph E Stearns 19
Simeon R Stearns 18
Stephen B Stearns 16
Simeon R Stearns in the 1910 United States Federal Census
Age in 1910: 67, born abt 1843, New Hampshire
Home in 1910: Manchester Ward 10, Hillsborough, New Hampshire
Street: 901 Somerville Street
Spouse's Name: Francena J Stearns
Parent's Birthplace: Both in New Hampshire
Occupation: Engineer. Industry: Post Mill
Years Married: 43
Household Members: Name Age
Simeon L Stearns 67
Francena J Stearns 61
Simeon Russell Stearns in the NH Death & Disinterment Records 1754-1947
Birth Date: abt 1843
Birth Place: Goffstown, New Hampshire
Father: Henry B Stearns (Henry Stearns)
Mother: Phoebe R Poor Stearns (Phoebe Stearns)
Death Date: 15 Apr 1917
Death Place: Manchester, New Hampshire
Age at Death: 74
S. Russell Stearns 1842-1917 born and died in New Hampshire
Civil War Veteran
His Spouse: Francena J Bailey Stearns 1848-1933
Their Children: Lillian G. Stearns Young 1870-1892
Buried at Pine Grove Cemetery, Manchester, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire
In 1864-66 the US government taxed photography to help pay for the American Civil war. Revenue stamps were placed on the back of photos, and "cancelled" by the photographer. CDV's with revenue stamps are collectible in their own right for stamp collectors and vintage photography collectors. It is a wonderful way to date a Civil War era photograph. This CDV has a green 2 cent revenue stamp, hand cancelled with a small rubber stamp with the initials of David O. Furnald Photographer: DOF and the month: MAY.
It was found in Greenwich, Fairfield County, Connectucut. A stunningly clear and crisp close up Stearns family Civil War era portrait.
Size: 2.5 x 4 inches
Note: The original is sold, but you may still purchase large, detailed and intimate 300 dpi high resolution scans of front and back, sent immediately via email. Please check our site carefully, as many may be related to each other that we are unaware of. Click scan to place in your cart. Thank you, enjoy! ~debra (please also join me at Ancestorville Genealogy on facebook. contact info on top bar)
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