Civil War Records of John Conway


Co. Regiment / Ship From To Residence/ Credit Occupation Notes
E 6th MVI (100 Days) Private; enl. July 11, 1864; must. July 18, 1864 must. out Oct. 27, 1864 Acton farmer age 26
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Service Record (select pages from the National Archives): x
Service Ledger (Town of Acton): 30-31 (PDF*)


Co. Regiment Date Filed Type App. No. Cert. No. State Beneficiary/Remarks
E 6th MVI   Widow 1069517   Mass. John Conway's widow Julia A. Clark, claimed pension as widow of her second husband William H. Clark, Co. C, 6th Mass.

Pension File (select pages from the National Archives):  13 pages (PDF*)

Grand Army of the Republic



Date November 27, 1865
Place Lowell, Mass.
Age 26
Cause consumption
Burial Lowell, Mass.  (source: death record in pension file)
Survived by Julia A. Clark (nee Foy)

Additional Information

John Conway was born in Ireland to parents Owen and Mary Conway (source: death record in pension file).

John Conway, age 15, a farmer born in Ireland, is recorded in the 1855 Massachusetts State Census for Acton, in residence with Mary Conway, a 46 year old widow, in household of Edward and Susannah Wetherbee (dwelling no. 3) (Lainhart, 1855 and 1865 Massachusetts State Censuses for Acton: 5).

John Conway and Julia Fay (Foy) had a daughter, Mary, born April 8, 1862 in Acton, who died the next day (Acton birth and death records, "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910,"

According to the statement by her son from her second marriage in the pension file, John Conway and his wife Julia had another daughter named Catherine, who married an Ineson.

Catherine Conway (born in Littleton to parents John and Julia) married Samuel B. Ineson in Lowell in 1883, at age 20 (Lowell marriage record, "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910,"

Samuel and Catherine Ineson were living in Acton in 1900 with their three children ("1900 United States Federal Census,"

Julia Clark states that she sometimes stayed with her daugher by John Conway at South Acton (pension file).

John Conway's name is included on the Acton Memorial Library Soldiers' Tablet, "The Men of Acton Who Fought For The Union."


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