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Albert Howard Edgerton, son of Samuel M. and Eliza Hooker (Shumway) Edgerton.

 

born:

August 23, 1843; Sturbridge, Worcester Co., MA.

died:

July 29, 1910; Sturbridge, Worcester Co., MA.

 

married:

~1873.  (CR MA1900 Sturbridge – “m. 27y”)

 

Georgiana L. Anderson, daughter of Charles and Sarah V. Anderson.

 

born:

June 1849; Massachusetts.  (CR MA1900 Sturbridge)

died:

1928; Sturbridge, Worcester Co., MA.  (DI MA)

 

Children:

  1. Charles Anderson, b. March 1876; Sturbridge, Worcester Co., MA.

 


Albert H. Edgerton, “a machinist, of Sturbridge, Massachusetts, aged 20” enlisted on July 9, 1864 as a private in the G Company, 42nd Massachusetts Infantry Regiment.  Albert's elder brother, Henry, had previously enlisted and served in the C Company (21st Mass. Reg.).  The 42nd Regiment was active in only one battle, at  Alexandria, Virginia on August 27, 1864.  Albert Edgerton was mustered out on November 11, 1864.  He died July 29, 1910.  (see Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors and Marines in the Civil War)

 

The household of Albert H. Edgerton was recorded in the 1880 Federal Census of Sturbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts (pg. 576; dwelling #217; family #238; enum. June 15-16, 1880), as follows:

 

Name

Rel.

Age

Bp

F Bp

M Bp

Occ.

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Sarah V. Anderson

mother

48

CT

PA

CT

 

Albert H. Edgerton

husb.

38

MA

MA

CT

works in gear shop

Georgianna L.

wife

30

MA

MA

MA

 

Charles A.

son

4

MA

MA

MA

 

 

The household of Albert H. Edgerton was recorded in the 1900 Federal Census of Sturbridge Town, Worcester County, Massachusetts (pg. 146; dwelling #351; family #413; enum. June 27, 1900), as follows:

 

Name

Rel.

Birthdate & place

Age

Marital

Parents’ birthplace

 

 

 

 

Status

Father

Mother

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------------------------

--------

-----------

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Albert H. Edgerton

head

Aug. 1843

MA

56

M 27y

CT

MA

Georgiana

wife

June 1849

MA

50

M 27y

MA

CT

Sarah V. Anderson

m-i-l

Aug. 1832

CT

67

Wd

VA

CT

 

According to the above record, Georgiana was the mother of one child, who was still living.  [This was the “Chas. A. Edgerton”, whose household was enumerated next on the census roll.]  Albert’s occupation was listed as “machinist auger shop”.

 

Albert H. Edgerton applied for a Civil War Pension (an invalid claim) on Sept. 24, 1890.  The application, filed from Massachusetts, cited Albert’s service in the 42nd Massachusetts Infantry.  The representing attorney was H. H. Dudley.  Albert’s widow, “Georgianna L. Edgerton”, applied for a widow’'s pension on August 15, 1910; she was then residing in Massachusetts.  The representing attorney was again listed as H. H. Dudley.  (see National Archives Pension Applications; Application #938957, Certificate #669998; and Application #947474, Certificate #710816)