Acton Memorial Library
Civil War Archives
|Co.||Regiment / Ship||From||To||Residence/ Credit||Occupation||Notes|
||Musician; enl. Sept. 25, 1861; must. Oct. 18, 1861||must. out Sept. 15, 1862||Acton||musician||age 35|
|unassigned||11th MVI||Private; enl. and must. March 31, 1864||must. out May 6, 1865||musician||age 37|
|MASSCW, 3:64; 1:816|
|Co.||Regiment||Date Filed||Type||App. No.||Cert. No.||State||Beneficiary/Remarks|
In September 1850, Silas M. Stetson, a 24 year old carpenter (b. Mass.) was living in Sudbury, Mass. ("1850 United States Federal Census," Ancestry.com).
Silas M. Stetson, age 24, a carpenter (b. Boston) married Caroline R. Brown, age 18 (b. Stow), in Stow Mass. on November 28, 1850. His father was William Stetson; hers, Ezekiel S. Brown (source: Stow marriage register, "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," AmericanAncestors.org).
Silas M. Stetson, age 34, a carpenter, is recorded as an inhabitant of South Acton, Mass. in the 1860 federal census, in household (dwelling no. 296) with Caroline R. Stetson, age 26, and two children: Lucy R., age 8; and Cleora, age 6 ("1860 United States Federal Census," Ancestry.com).
Silas Milton Stetson, age 38, a musician, is recorded in the 1865 Massachusetts State Census for Acton, in household (dwelling no. 318) with Caroline Releif Stetson, age 31, and two children: Lucy Rebecca, age 13; and Cleora Milton, age 11 (Lainhart, 1855 and 1865 Massachusetts State Censuses for Acton: 78.)
In 1870, daughter Cleora, age 16, was living in Stow, Mass. and at school, in household of Joel Abbot ("1870 United States Federal Census," Ancestry.com).
The name "Silas M. Stetson" is included on the Acton Memorial Library Soldiers' Tablet, "The Men of Acton Who Fought For The Union."
Hosmer, The Town of Acton in the Civil War: 58-59.
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