Acton Memorial Library
Civil War Archives
|Co.||Regiment / Ship||From||To||Residence/ Credit||Occupation||Notes|
|E||26th MVI||Private; enl. Sept. 4, 1861; must. Oct 18, 1861; re-enlist. Jan. 1, 1864.||must. out Aug. 26, 1865||Lowell/Acton||farmer||age 18|
|Co.||Regiment||Date Filed||Type||App. No.||Cert. No.||State||Beneficiary/Remarks|
|E||26th MVI||April 14, 1866||Invalid||106 649||70 088|
Recorded as member no. 34 in the membership roster of Isaac Davis Post No. 138 G.A.R., Acton, Massachusetts (Acton Memorial Library archives, 92.2.1).
|Date||December 6, 1892|
|Cause||suicide by shooting (source: Acton death record)|
|Burial||Woodlawn Cemetery, Acton, Mass.|
1850 census: Acton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, Household 13, Family 14:
Abraham B. Handley (transcribed "Hanolly"), age 53, Farmer
Susan E., age 45
George, 21, Farmer
Ellen A., 17
William S., 13
("1850 United States Federal Census," Ancestry.com).
Abraham Handley, age 11, is recorded in the 1855 Massachusetts State Census for Acton, in household (dwelling no. 59) with Alfred and Damarias Handley (Lainhart, 1855 and 1865 Massachusetts State Census for Acton: 11).
Abram Handley is recorded as a 21 year old Soldier in the 1865 Massachusetts State Census for Acton, in household (no. 105) with Susan Elizabeth Handley, age 62, and William Stearns Handley, age 25 (Lainhart, 1855 and 1865 Massachusetts State Census for Acton: 52).
Abram Handley is recorded in the 1890 special veterans census as a resident of Acton ("1890 Veterans Schedules," Ancestry.com).
The name Abram Handley is recorded on the Acton Memorial Library Soldiers' Tablet, "The Men of Acton Who Fought for the Union."
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