Acton Memorial Library
||Private; enl. Dec. 30, 1863; must. Feb. 4, 1864||must. out June 2, 1865||Stow||farmer||
prisoner March 25, 1865, Ft. Stedman, Va.; exchanged March 29, 1865
|Co.||Regiment||Date Filed||Type||App. No.||Cert. No.||State||Beneficiary/Remarks|
||March 27, 1888||Invalid||647 561||510 066||Mass.|
|Aug. 8, 1919||Widow||1 144 958||880 843||Mass.||Kate W. Sawyer|
Recorded as member no. 39 in the membership roster of Isaac Davis Post No. 138 G.A.R., Acton, Massachusetts (Acton Memorial Library archives, 92.2.1).
|Date||July 29, 1919|
|Cause||carcinoma of jaw|
|Obituary||Maynard News, August 1, 1919|
|Burial||Mt. Hope Cemetery, Acton, Mass.|
|Survived by||His wife Kate; five daughters, Mrs. Sadie Sawyer, Mrs. Maud Leavitt, Miss Clara Sawyer of South Acton, Mrs. Eva Strauch of Waltham, Miss Jennie Sawyer of Littleton; three sons, Harry, Benjamin H., and Chester Sawyer of Boston; also Miss Evylin Sawyer and Mrs. Alma Leavitt Bennett, grand-daughters, and Miss Frances Bennett, great-grand-daughter; three brothers, James and Frank Sawyer of Clinton, and Edward Sawyer of Short Falls, N.H.|
Thomas J. Sawyer, age 35, worker in cider mill, is recorded as an inhabitant of Acton in the 1880 federal census, in household (dwelling no. 283/330) with Kate Sawyer and four children (source: 1880 United States Federal Census. In: Ancestry.com [online database]).
Thomas J. Sawyer is recorded in the 1890 special veterans census as a resident of Acton (source: 1890 Veterans Schedules. In: Ancestry.com [online database]).
Peggy Jo Brown. Hometown Soldiers: Civil War Veterans of Assabet Village & Maynard Massachusetts. Maynard, Mass.: Flying Heron Press, 2005. 276-279.
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