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Rodolphus P. Edgerton, son of Edwin and Caroline (Putnam) Edgerton.

 

born:

September 16, 1838; Ellicott, Chautauqua Co., NY.  (GI)

died:

June 14, 1909; Erie, Erie Co., PA.  (GI)

buried:

Erie Cemetery; Erie, Erie Co., PA.  (GI)

 

married:

~1871.  (CR PA1900 Erie, Ward 3 – “m. 29y”)

 

Mary A. Huven

 

born:

June 26, 1840; New York.  (GI)

died:

November 23, 1916; Erie, Erie Co., PA.  (GI)

buried:

Erie Cemetery; Erie, Erie Co., PA.  (GI)

 


Rodolphus P. Edgerton served in the Union Army during the Civil War.  He enlisted from Westfield, New York on August 30, 1862, “aged 23”, and served as a private in the 154th New York Infantry Regiment, Company E.  He was promoted to Full Corporal on February 15, 1865.  The 154th Regiment was active in battles from 1863 to 1865 throughout Virginia, Tennessee, George, and North and South Carolina.  Rodolphus Edgerton was mustered out at Bladensburg, Maryland on June 11, 1865 (see New York: Report of the Adjutant-General) .

 

Rodolphus P. Edgerton applied for a Civil War invalid pension on May 7, 1891.  The application was filed from the state of Pennsylvania and cited Rodolphus’ service in the 154th New York Infantry (E Co.).  J. L. Wells was listed as the representing attorney.  Rodolphus’ widow, “Mary E. Edgerton” later applied for a widow’s pension on June 19, 1909.  The latter application was also filed from Pennsylvania (see National Archives Pension Applications; Application #1021663, Certificate #730206; and Application #922235, Certificate #684748).

 

The household of Rodolphus P. Edgerton was recorded in the 1880 Federal Census of Erie (Ward 3), Erie County, Pennsylvania (dwelling #39; family #43; enum. June 1-2, 1880), as follows:

 

Name

Rel.

Age

Bp

F Bp

M Bp

Occ

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Edgerton, ----

 

42

NY

NY

NY

moulder

Mary

wife

40

NY

NY

NY

house keeping

Mary Huven

m-i-l

63

NY

NY

NY

mother-in-law

 

The household of “R.P.” Edgerton was recorded in the 1900 Federal Census of Erie City (Ward 3), Erie County, Pennsylvania (pg. 112; dwelling #51; family #54; enum. June 2, 1900), as follows:

 

Name

Rel.

Birthdate & place

Age

Marital

Parents’ birthplace

 

 

 

 

Status

Father

Mother

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

--------

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

--------

-----------

----------

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R. P. Edgerton

head

Sept. 1838

NY

61

M 29y

VT

VT

Mary A.

wife

June 1840

NY

59

M 29y

NY

NY

Fanny Huven

m-i-l

July 1816

NY

83

Wd

PA

PA

 

According to the above census record, Mary had not had any children.  Rodolphus’ occupation was listed as “day laborer”.   The family was residing at 536 9th Street.

 


 

Original Source Documents:

 

1880 Federal Census – household of Rodolphus P. Edgerton; Erie (Ward 3), Erie Co., PA.

1900 Federal Census – household of Rodolphus P. Edgerton; Erie (Ward 3), Erie Co., PA.