Civil War Records of Emery A. Symonds

Service

Co. Regiment / Ship From To Residence/ Credit Occupation Notes
E 6th MVI (100 days) Private; enl. July 11, 1864; must. July 18, 1864 Oct. 27, 1864 Acton farmer age 18

Service Record (select pages from the National Archives): 1 page (PDF*)
Service Ledger (Town of Acton): page  32-33 (PDF)

Pension

Co. Regiment Date Filed Type App. No. Cert. No. State Beneficiary/Remarks
               

Pension File (select pages from the National Archives):  see Service Record

Grand Army of the Republic

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Death

Date July 17, 1868
Place Hamilton (Mass.?) (1868 town report records death "at Hamilton, Mo.")
Age 22 years, 1 month
Cause

crushed by cars on railroad

(source: Acton death register, Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910.  In:  NewEnglandAncestors.org [online database].)

Obituary  
Funeral  
Burial  
Survived by single

Additional Information

Emory A. Symonds was born in Acton to Obed A. (born Ashby) and Mary (Wright) (born Acton). An umarried fireman with the railroad, he died in a railroad accident at age 22 (source: Acton death record, Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910. In: NewEnglandAncestors.org [online database]).

Emory Augustus Simonds, age 9, is recorded in the 1855 Massachusetts State Census for Acton, in household (dwelling no. 258) of Obed Augustas and Mary Simonds. Also in the household was 16 year old Abel Farrar.   (source:  1855 and 1865 Massachusetts State Census for Acton. Compiled by Ann S. Lainhart.  Boston, 1989. Page 32.)

Emery A. Simonds [sic], age 14, is recorded as an inhabitant of South Acton in the 1860 federal census, in household (dwelling no. 251) of Obed and Mary Simonds (source:  1860 United States Federal Census. In: Ancestry.com [online database]).

Emery Augustus Symonds, age 19, is recorded in the 1865 Massachusetts State Census for Acton, in household (dwelling no. 250) of Obed Augustuas and Mary Wright Symonds  (source:  1855 and 1865 Massachusetts State Census for Acton. Compiled by Ann S. Lainhart.  Boston, 1989. Page 70.)

Name included on the Acton Memorial Library Soldiers' Tablet, "The Men of Acton Who Fought For The Union."

 

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