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1900's Frederick Colson, Civil War NY 21st, Knights of Templar Card


Printed on card front: "F.A. Colson, Lake Erie Commandery No. 20, K'. T, Buffalo, New York." On reverse: "Knights of Malta" is handwritten in old pencil. Buffalo is in Erie County, New York. This vintage business card has fancy gold inks and a fraternal "Knights of Malta" insignia, which is a Catholic fraternal organization.  The card was found in Jamestown, Chautauqua County, New York.

Found in Public Genealogy Records:
Frederick Augustus Colson 1834-1904
and his wife Maria Ransom Colson 1848-1928 are buried together in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Buffalo, Erie County, New York.
His Father: Augustus Colson born 1800 in Buckeburg, Lippe-Buckeburg, Germany
His Mother: Sarah Ann Kennedy Colson 1806–1862 born in Meadville, Crawford County, Pennsylvania and died in New York.
Frederick's siblings:
Charles William Colson 1828–
Thomas Ruston Kennedy Colson 1830–
Andrew Ellicott Colson 1833–1900
Frederick Augustus Colson 1835–1900 (him!)
Jane M Colson 1842–1856

His first wife:
Julia H Bartholomew born 1839, they had one child:
Augustus Reynolds Colson born 1864
His second wife:
Mary Louisa Ransom 1848-1928, they had 3 children:
Ellicott Ransom Colson 1871–1923 (Ellicott Colson)
Frederick Diamond Colson born 1875
Jennie Colson Wolsey 1884–1978, married Charles O Wolsley 1884–1967

His Civil War Record:
NY Town Clerks' Registers of Men Who Served in Civil War 1861-1865
Name Frederick A Colson
Birth Date 1835
Birth Place Erie County, New York
Residence Place Buffalo, New York
Enlistment Date 9 May 1861
Enlistment Location Buffalo, Erie, New York
Regiment 21st Infantry
Company C
Rank Sergeant

US Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles 1861-1865
Sources New York: Report of the Adjutant-General
Name Frederick A Colson
Residence Elmira, New York
Age at enlistment 26
Enlistment Date 9 May 1861
Rank at enlistment Sergeant
Enlistment Place Elmira, New York
State Served New York
Survived the War? Yes
Service Record: Enlisted in Co. C, New York 21st Infantry Regiment on 20 May 1861 and was mustered out on Jan 01, 1862.
Birth Date abt 1835

US Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications 1889-1970
Name Fred Augustus Colson
Death Date 1904
Role Ancestor
Application Date 3 Feb 1911
Father Augustus Colson
Mother Sarah Ann Kennedy
Spouse Maria Ransom Colson
Children Ellicott R Colson
Household Members Name Age
Ellicott R Colson
Maria Ransom
Fred Augustus Colson
Sarah Ann Kennedy
Augustus Colson
Jane Judith Ellicott
Doctor Thomas R Kennedy
Doctor Samuel Kennedy

We found evidence of Commander Frederick A. Colson in a 1900 google book called "Proceedings of the Grand Commandery, Knights Templar, State of NY Volume 90." This is a wonderful personal Victorian era calling card of Frederick Colson, a Civil war veteran and DAR Daughters, Sons of the American Revolution family with American Revolutionary War ties.

Size: 4 x 2.25 inches

Debra Clifford Ancestorville Genealogy      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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