Acton Memorial Library
|A||26th MVI||Private; enl. Sept. 8, 1861; must. Oct. 18, 1861||
died Oct. 13, 1863
age at enlistment recorded as 44 [actual age 51];
died of disease, Oct. 13, 1863 at New Orleans, La.
|Co.||Regiment||Date Filed||Type||App. No.||Cert. No.||State||Beneficiary/Remarks|
|A||26th MVI||Jan. 21, 1864||widow||43 288||17 157||Nancy Huggins|
|Date||October 13, 1863|
|Place||New Orleans, La.|
|Age||55 years, 9 months|
|Burial||Buried at New Orleans. Marker at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Acton, Mass.|
|Survived by||widow Nancy Huggins|
Vital Records of Acton Massachusetts to the Year 1850 lists Eri as husband of Semantha B., born 1808 (d. 1854). Eri and Semantha are recorded as the parents of A. Judson Huggins, Anna Huggins, Elmina R. Huggins, John C. Huggins, and Susan C. Huggins.
Eri Huggins is recorded in the 1850 Valuation of Real Estate in the Town of Acton (p.3). He owned 10 acres of land.
Eri Huggins, age 42, a farmer (b. N.H.), is recorded as inhabitant of Acton in the 1850 federal census, in household with Samantha Huggins, age 42 (b. N.H..); Anna Huggins, age 12 (b. N.H.); John Huggins, age 10 (b. N.H.); Susan C. Huggins, age 18 (b. N.H.); Elmina R. Huggins, age 6 (b. N.H.); and Adoniram J. Huggins, age 4 (b. Mass.), and Eri Huggins, age 2 (b. Mass.) (source: 1850 United States Federal Census. In: Ancestry.com [online database]).
Eri Huggins, age 46, a Shoe Pedler, born in New Hampshire, is recorded in the 1855 Massachusetts State Census for Acton, in household (212/217) with Nancy Huggins, age 40 (b. Mass.); Anna Huggins, age 17 (b. N.H.); Susan Cushing Huggins, age 13 (born N.H.); Adoniram Judson Huggins, age 9 (born Mass.); Eri Huggins, age 7; and James Kidder, age 83. (source: 1855 and 1865 Massachusetts State Census for Acton. Compiled by Ann S. Lainhart. Boston, Mass., 1989. Page 27.)
Eri Huggins, age 50, a farmer, born in N.H., is recorded as inhabitant of West Acton (dwelling no. 170) in the 1860 federal census, in household with Nancy Huggins, age 46 (b. Mass.); Anna Huggins, age 22 (b. N.H.); John Huggins, age 20 (b. N.H.); Susan Huggins, age 18 (b. N.H.); Almina R. Huggins, age 16 (b. N.H.); A. Judson Huggins, age 14 (b. Mass.); and Eri Huggins, age 12, (b. Mass.). (source: 1860 United States Federal Census. In: Ancestry.com [online database]).
The death of Eri Huggins, Soldier in United States Service, is recorded in the 1863/64 annual report for the Town of Acton, p. 18.
Name included on the Acton Memorial Library Soldiers' Tablet, "Our Honored Dead."
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