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48. Emma Desire4 Ward (Aaron3, Thaddeus2, Samuel1) was born 29 October 1848 in Danville, Caledonia Co., Vermont.229 She married George Winslow Woodward 1 January 1868 in Danville, Caledonia Co., Vermont.43 She died 18 October 1876 in Kansas.15

George Winslow Woodward was born circa 1842 in Vermont.230 He died 27 April 1929 in Los Angeles Co., California.231
Known children of Emma Desire4 Ward and George Winslow Woodward were:

52. Thaddeus4 Ward (Benjamin3, Thaddeus2, Samuel1) was born 20 January 1835 in Danville, Caledonia Co., Vermont.233 He married (1) Emeline Chickering 14 October 1862.234 He married (2) Jenny Flynn 18 June 1872.235 He and Jenny Ward were divorced on 19 August 1891 in Buffalo, Wright Co., Minnesota.235 He married (3) Alice Lucy Fuller 19 June 1893 in Howard, Miner Co., South Dakota, marriage performed by Frank T. Hoard, J. P.236 He died 8 March 1918 in Dutchie, Beltrami Co., Minnesota.236 He was buried on 11 March 1918 in Williams, Minnesota.235

     Thaddeus Ward enlisted on 27 August 1864, in Auburn, New York, as a private, Company E 3rd New York Artillery.235

Emeline Chickering was born 7 May 1834.235 She died 20 April 1870 in St. Paul, Minnesota.236 She was buried in Hillside Cemetery, Monticello, Wright Co., Minnesota.235
Known children of Thaddeus4 Ward and Emeline Chickering were as follows:

Jenny Flynn died before 15 March 1918 in St. Paul, Minnesota.235
Known children of Thaddeus4 Ward and Jenny Flynn were as follows:

Alice Lucy Herreman, daughter of William and Caroline (__?__) Herreman, was born 6 October 1854.236 She married (1) William Fuller 1 January 1874 in Scott, Columbia Co., Wisconsin, in a civil ceremony performed by Marcus Barden.236 She died 14 June 1931 in Pasadena, Los Angeles Co., California.235 She was buried in Mountain View Mausoleum, Pasadena, Los Angeles Co., California.235
There were no known children of Thaddeus4 Ward and Alice Lucy Herreman.

65. Nathaniel Mason4 Ward (Samuel3, Thaddeus2, Samuel1) was born 28 July 1847 in Danville, Caledonia Co., Vermont.238 He married Clara Miranda Weeks, daughter of Harrison Weeks and Susannah Ward, 28 July 1880 in St. Johnsbury, Caledonia Co., Vermont.239 He died 22 May 1903 cause of death: angina pectoris, age 55 years 10 months in St. Johnsbury, Caledonia Co., Vermont.164 He was buried in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, St. Johnsbury, Caledonia Co., Vermont.29

Clara Miranda Weeks was born 15 February 1860 in Danville, Caledonia Co., Vermont.240 She died 27 July 1934.29 She was buried in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in St. Johnsbury, Caledonia Co., Vermont.29
Known children of Nathaniel Mason4 Ward and Clara Miranda Weeks were as follows:

77. George W. C.4 Ward (Thomas3, Thaddeus2, Samuel1) was born 15 October 1850 in Danville, Caledonia Co., Vermont.242 He married Emma M. Gilman 15 May 1876 in St. Johnsbury, Caledonia Co., Vermont.243 He died 16 April 1934 in St. Johnsbury, Caledonia Co., Vermont.244

Emma M. Gilman was born 4 June 1853 in Andover, New Hampshire.243
Known children of George W. C.4 Ward and Emma M. Gilman were as follows:

78. Ellen E.4 Ward (Thomas3, Thaddeus2, Samuel1) was born 9 October 1852 in Danville, Caledonia Co., Vermont.107 She married George W. Sprague 6 September 1870 in St. Johnsbury Center, Caledonia Co., Vermont.247 She died 27 February 1892 probably in Caledonia Co., Vermont.15 She was buried in Ward Cemetery in North Danville, Caledonia Co., Vermont.15

George W. Sprague was born 5 March 1850 in Vermont.248 He died 8 February 1892 in Caledonia Co., Vermont.249
Known children of Ellen E.4 Ward and George W. Sprague were as follows:

81. Clarissa4 Ward (Thomas3, Thaddeus2, Samuel1) was born 3 May 1858 in Danville, Caledonia Co., Vermont.253 She married Hiram M. Laird 21 August 1878 by J. W. Lewis, Justice in St. Johnsbury, Caledonia Co., Vermont.164 She died 21 July 1915 in Danville, Caledonia Co., Vermont.254 She was buried in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, St. Johnsbury, Caledonia Co., Vermont.29

Hiram M. Laird was born June 1857 son of William Laird and Caroline Moody, date calculated from age at death given in death record in Charleston, Massachusetts.255 He died 28 October 1906 in Caledonia Co., Vermont.254 He was buried in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, St. Johnsbury, Caledonia Co., Vermont.29
Known children of Clarissa4 Ward and Hiram M. Laird were as follows:

86. Aaron4 Ward (Thomas3, Thaddeus2, Samuel1) was born 19 March 1867 in Danville, Caledonia Co., Vermont.256 He married Pauline Bauman 14 October 1892.93 He and Pauline Bauman were divorced on 4 July 1906 in Vermont. The libellant was the wife, cause: intolerable severity, recorded in volume 3: 3.93 He died 30 August 1944 cause of death: uremia of two years' duration, divorced in Hartland, Windsor Co., Vermont.257 He was buried in Ward Cemetery in North Danville, Caledonia Co., Vermont.15

Pauline Bauman was born 1873 in Germany.26
Known children of Aaron4 Ward and Pauline Bauman were:

88. Albert H.4 Ward (Thomas3, Thaddeus2, Samuel1) was born 1872 in Danville, Caledonia Co., Vermont.76 He was born June 1873 in Vermont.41 He married Mary J. Hutchinson 1895.258 He died 1940.15 He was buried in Ward Cemetery in North Danville, Caledonia Co., Vermont.15

Mary J. Hutchinson was born August 1875 in Vermont.258 She died 1901.15 She was buried in Ward Cemetery in North Danville, Caledonia Co., Vermont.15
Known children of Albert H.4 Ward and Mary J. Hutchinson were as follows:

103. Emily Augusta4 Rollins (Catherine3 Ward, Samuel2, Samuel1) was born possibly 2 August 1837 in Danville, Caledonia Co., Vermont.259 She married William Henry Peck, son of Ann Barnes, 8 April 1858 ceremony performed by the Rev. Joseph Enwright, M.G in South Walden, Caledonia Co., Vermont.260 She died 16 June 1908 in Danville, Caledonia Co., Vermont.261 She was buried in Danville Green Cemetery in Danville, Caledonia Co., Vermont.111

     Five different birthdates have been found for Emily Augusta Rollins: 2 August 1836, 1837, 1838 and 1839, and 7 August 1838. There are two entries in the Danville, Vermont, town records, one recorded 10 November 1840 [2 August 1839], and the other recorded 27 December 1842 [7 August 1838]. Although I would assume the record made in 1840 was more accurate, no other evidence points to an 1839 birth year. Most of the census information points to an 1837 birth year.

     Emily Augusta (Rollins) Peck lived her entire life in the vicinity of Danville, Vermont. She is shown in her father Benjamin Rollins' household in the 1850 Danville census38 and is probably the female under the age of 5 years shown in his 1840 Danville household.147 She removed from her father's household to her husband's and appears with him in the Henry Peck households shown in the Danville census schedules of 1860 through 1900.262 Emily appears to have come from a close-knit family and it seems that she created another one to survive her.

     Emily Augusta (Rollins) Peck died at the age of 71 years 10 months 14 days. The death record lists the cause of death as old age with "Gran Coma" a contributing disease. She had lost one eye several years before her death, and lost sight in the remaining eye a few months before her death. She was buried with her husband in the Rollins family plot in Danville Green Cemetery.


William Henry Peck was born 30 September 1835 in England.263 He was baptized on 11 October 1835 in Langham Parish, Langham, Norfolk, England, . The baptism was performed by Thomas Beckwith, Curate.264 He died 8 December 1903 in Danville, Caledonia Co., Vermont.265 He was buried on 10 December 1903 in Danville Green Cemetery in Danville, Caledonia Co., Vermont.266
     William's baptismal record lists him as "Henry Barnes, illegitimate son of Ann Barnes, single woman." His father is unknown, but William's youngest daughter, Nancy, did communicate that she had been told that her grandfather had been a man named "Withers." There are several candidates of that name in Langham Parish.

     Although most of the records appear to verify 1835 as Henry Peck's year of birth, the only records which state his birthdate as September 1835 are death-oriented records: his obituary, death certificate and tombstone. The 1900 census entry states explicitly September 1836. In addition, the year of immigration appears to be 1837, which, assuming his arrival in this country at the age of 9 months, lends weight to a birth year of 1836. The 1860 census entry gives a birth year of 1836 and the 1880 census entry is clearly in error.[Note that since the discovery of his baptismal record, this is no longer relevant].205
     William Henry Peck registered in accordance with the Military Draft Registration Act of 1863 in June 1863 . He is listed there as white, age 28, laborer, married, born in England, a resident of Danville. It is noted that he has asthma. A later volume entitled "Corrections to Enrollments, June to December 1864" shows him as being "in U.S. Service."267 Danville's listing of corrections is dated 7 June 1864.267
     William Henry Peck enlisted on 5 January 1864, in Danville, Caledonia Co., Vermont, as a private in Company C, Captain Farr, 4th Vermont Volunteers, part of the Vermont Brigade. This was the same regiment in which his brother-in-law, Samuel Ward Rollins, was serving as a corporal in Company G.268 William Henry was wounded by a musket ball to the head on 5 May 1864 , the first day of the Battle of the Wilderness.142 Entered.142 On 15 May 1864 William Henry Peck was sent to Patterson Park General Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland.142 Was transferred from Baltimore to the.142 From from 27 June 1864 to 18 July 1864 William Henry Peck was allowed a furlough to his home in Danville . Descendants of Fannie Peck probably owe their existence to this furlough.142 He received invalid pension no. 108,072 for G.S.W. [gunshot wound] of the head, dating from on 15 January 1865 at a rate of $4 per month. This rate was increased to $8 per month from 4 November 1885 and $16 per month from 2 February 1887.142
     On the Danville Green is a monument to Danville's Civil War soldiers erected by James Rollins, William Henry Peck's brother-in-law. For those of us who descend from Henry Peck, his name is conspicuously absent from this monument. Somehow, the story that William Henry Peck spent all his military time in sick bay with asthma, has become accepted as truth. Perhaps this is a case of the survivors rewriting history. James Madison Rollins, whose youngest brother entered military service to obtain the bounty money to purchase James' commutation, outlived his peers by almost twenty years. There may have been some hard feelings between the brothers-in-law and there is a possibility that William Henry Peck's name was deliberately omitted from this monument. A second explanation may be found on Company C's muster rolls. William H. Peck appears as residing in Wilmington, hence may not have been credited to Danville.

     In 1897, Henry's wife Emily (Rollins) Peck inherited approximately $17,000 from her half-brother Benjamin Franklin's estate.140 The couple sold their North Danville property and bought a house on the Danville Green where they could now live comfortably. They appear in the 1900 Danville census schedule residing in Danville Town with daughter Nancy, who was the only Peck child unmarried at that time.41

     Although William Henry Peck's death certificate lists his occupation as laborer, he appears to have been a farmer his entire life. He was a Methodist and attended the Danville Methodist Church. William Henry Peck died in 1903 at the age of 68 years 2 months 8 days; the cause of death was valvular heart trouble and asthma. His wife and all eight children survived him. His tombstone in Danville Green Cemetery is a large monument provided by his brother-in-law, James Rollins, which also names his wife and her parents and siblings.

Known children of Emily Augusta4 Rollins and William Henry Peck were as follows:

105. William Henry Harrison4 Rollins (Catherine3 Ward, Samuel2, Samuel1) was born 20 January 1844 in Danville, Caledonia Co., Vermont.269 He married Heiress Elmira Blodgett 17 December 1865 by H. T. Jones, Minister, first marriage for both in Danville, Caledonia Co., Vermont.270 He died 25 June 1910 cause of death: arteric sclerosis, age 66 years 6 months 5 days in St. Johnsbury, Caledonia Co., Vermont.271 He was buried on 28 June 1910 in Danville Green Cemetery in Danville, Caledonia Co., Vermont.271

     William Henry Harrison Rollins enlisted on 8 September 1862,, as a private, Company B, 15th Regiment Vermont Volunteer Infantry.272
     William Henry Harrison Rollins enlisted on 3 January 1865,, private in Company F, Frontier Cavalry.272

Heiress Elmira Blodgett was born 11 January 1846 daughter of Novatus & Lorinda Blodgett in Wolcott, Lamoille Co., Vermont.270 She died 14 November 1937 in St. Johnsbury, Caledonia Co., Vermont.271 She was buried in Danville Green Cemetery in Danville, Caledonia Co., Vermont.111
Known children of William Henry Harrison4 Rollins and Heiress Elmira Blodgett were as follows:

107. William W.4 Bean (Abigail3 Ward, Samuel2, Samuel1) was born 12 March 1845 in Wheelock, Caledonia Co., Vermont.274 He married Collista Moulton Sanderson 9 July 1876 marriage performed by Henry Cook, J.P. This was the groom's first marriage, the bride's second in Danville, Caledonia Co., Vermont.275 He died 7 August 1911 in Wheelock, Caledonia Co., Vermont.152 He was buried in South Wheelock Cemetery, South Wheelock, Caledonia Co., Vermont.152

     William W. Bean enlisted on 17 August 1864, in Wheelock, Caledonia Co., Vermont, private, Co. H, 1st Regiment Vermont Volunteer Cavalry.276

Collista Moulton Sanderson was born 27 September 1844 daughter of Daniel and Mary J. Sanderson in West Hatley, Province of Quebec, Canada.275 She married Horace C. Goss 1 September 1864 . The groom was a farmer, age 36 years, marrying for the second time. This was the bride's first marriage; she was 21 years of age in Wheelock, Caledonia Co., Vermont.276 She died 19 August 1920 in Lyndonville, Caledonia Co., Vermont.277 She was buried in South Wheelock Cemetery, South Wheelock, Caledonia Co., Vermont.152
Known children of William W.4 Bean and Collista Moulton Sanderson were:

108. John W.4 Kittredge (Hannah3 Ward, Samuel2, Samuel1) was born September 1836 in Wheelock, Caledonia Co., Vermont.278 He married Mary F. Perkins say 1861.153 He died 18 May 1915 in Los Angeles Co., California.231
Was number 36 of 503 men drafted from Caledonia County.279

Mary F. Perkins was born circa 1837 in Vermont.280 She died 17 July 1932 in Los Angeles Co., California.231
Known children of John W.4 Kittredge and Mary F. Perkins were as follows:

109. Abbie Jane4 Kittredge (Hannah3 Ward, Samuel2, Samuel1) was born circa 1839 in Danville, Caledonia Co., Vermont.287 She married William T. Caswell 12 January 1861 by Rev. C. Hale, M.G., first marriage of each in Danville, Caledonia Co., Vermont.288 She died 11 August 1912 in Brattleboro, Windham Co., Vermont.289 She was buried in Danville, Caledonia Co., Vermont.290

William T. Caswell was born 1840 son of Norman and Marietta Caswell.290 He died 15 June 1864 at the Andersonville Prison in Andersonville, Georgia.290 He died 1 August 1864 at the Andersonville Prison in Andersonville, Georgia.290
     William T. Caswell enlisted on 28 November 1863, in Danville, Caledonia Co., Vermont, private, Capt. Stone's Co. F, 1st Vermont Cavalry.288 "was wounded in some Battle or on some raid ... and was soon after being wounded taken prisoner & carried to Andersonville prison where he died...".290 "The files and records of this office show that Wm. T. Caswell should not have been taken up as "returned from missing in action." He was severely wounded and taken prisoner about June 1, 1864. Nothing further was heard from him except a report of his death at Richmond, Va., from fellow prisoners.".290 Reported "Wounded and Missing after engagement at Ashland, Va. June 1st 1864." Roll for March and April 1865 reports him "Returned from Missing in action absent sick." Date of Parole or return not stated. M.O. Roll of Co. D said Regiment (to which he was transferred) dated Aug 9th 1865 reports him "Absent sick. No discharge furnished." No evidence of death on file in this Office. Further evidence will be obtained if practicable and forwarded to Commissioner of Pensions.290
Known children of Abbie Jane4 Kittredge and William T. Caswell were:

113. Frank4 Ward (Samuel3, Samuel2, Samuel1) was born 2 February 1851 in Danville, Caledonia Co., Vermont.292 He married (1) Melissa E. White 27 November 1879 in Danville, Caledonia Co., Vermont.293 He married (2) Nina Turona Cobb 5 October 1885 in Danville, Caledonia Co., Vermont.26 He died 18 January 1936 in St. Johnsbury, Caledonia Co., Vermont.244

Melissa E. White was born 16 October 1854 calculated from age at death in Wheelock, Caledonia Co., Vermont.164 She died 25 May 1881 cause of death: gastric fever, age 26 years 7 months 9 days in Danville, Caledonia Co., Vermont.26 She was buried in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, St. Johnsbury, Caledonia Co., Vermont.29
There were no known children of Frank4 Ward and Melissa E. White.

Nina Turona Cobb was born circa 1867 in Walden, Caledonia Co., Vermont.294 She died 11 December 1940 in St. Johnsbury, Caledonia Co., Vermont.244
Known children of Frank4 Ward and Nina Turona Cobb were:

116. Wesley4 Ward (Samuel3, Samuel2, Samuel1) was born December 1861 in Danville, Caledonia Co., Vermont.295 He married Ida H. Sawyer circa 1885.41

Ida H. Sawyer was born October 1857 in Wisconsin.296
Known children of Wesley4 Ward and Ida H. Sawyer were as follows:

136. Chester L.4 Ward (Daniel3, Samuel2, Samuel1) was born 22 April 1864 in Wheelock, Caledonia Co., Vermont.298 He married Cora M. Rollins, daughter of William Henry Harrison Rollins and Heiress Elmira Blodgett, 2 May 1885 in St. Johnsbury, Caledonia Co., Vermont.110 He died 1918.111 He was buried in Danville Green Cemetery in Danville, Caledonia Co., Vermont.111

Cora M. Rollins was born September 1867 born in the fall in Danville, Caledonia Co., Vermont.299 She died 1918 in Danville, Caledonia Co., Vermont.111 She was buried in Danville Green Cemetery in Danville, Caledonia Co., Vermont.111
Known children of Chester L.4 Ward and Cora M. Rollins were as follows:

140. Hiram W.4 Emerson (Vilinda3 Ward, Josiah2, Samuel1) was born 4 June 1838 date calculated from age at death. His mother's tombstone gives her date of death as 4 June ---. I would assume that his birth date probably coincides with her death date in Wheelock, Caledonia Co., Vermont.93 He married Mary E. Hale say 1862.29 He died 25 June 1863 in St. Johnsbury, Caledonia Co., Vermont.254 He was buried in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, St. Johnsbury, Caledonia Co., Vermont.254

Mary E. Hale was born 1840.29 She died 1936.29
Known children of Hiram W.4 Emerson and Mary E. Hale were:

141. Abigail4 Weeks (Betsey3 Ward, Josiah2, Samuel1) was born 26 November 1837 in North Danville, Caledonia Co., Vermont.302 She married Josiah Brown 16 October 1867 in Lyndon, Caledonia Co., Vermont.303 She died 26 January 1898.304

Josiah Brown, son of Samuel Brown and Lucy Gale, was born 19 July 1832 in Kirby, Caledonia Co., Vermont.305 He married (1) Emeline M. Brown 24 April 1860 in Lyndon, Caledonia Co., Vermont.306
Known children of Abigail4 Weeks and Josiah Brown were as follows:

148. Charles4 Weeks (Susannah3 Ward, Josiah2, Samuel1) was born February 1854 in Danville, Caledonia Co., Vermont.308 He married Helen (__?__) 1876.309

Helen (__?__) was born December 1852 in Vermont.309
Known children of Charles4 Weeks and Helen (__?__) were as follows:

150. Clara Miranda4 Weeks (Susannah3 Ward, Josiah2, Samuel1) was born 15 February 1860 in Danville, Caledonia Co., Vermont.240 She married Nathaniel Mason Ward, son of Samuel Ward and Amanda Willard, 28 July 1880 in St. Johnsbury, Caledonia Co., Vermont.239 She died 27 July 1934.29 She was buried in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in St. Johnsbury, Caledonia Co., Vermont.29

Nathaniel Mason Ward was born 28 July 1847 in Danville, Caledonia Co., Vermont.238 He died 22 May 1903 cause of death: angina pectoris, age 55 years 10 months in St. Johnsbury, Caledonia Co., Vermont.164 He was buried in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, St. Johnsbury, Caledonia Co., Vermont.29
Known children of Clara Miranda4 Weeks and Nathaniel Mason Ward were as follows:

154. William W.4 Calder (Anna3 Ward, Josiah2, Samuel1) was born circa 1857 in Barnet, Caledonia Co., Vermont.310 He married (1) Sadie M. Bagley 18 September 1882 in St. Johnsbury, Caledonia Co., Vermont, marriage performed by Rev. F. S. Fisher, Rector, St. Andrews.93

Sadie M. Bagley was born say 1860 in Chelsea, Orange Co., Vermont.311
Known children of William W.4 Calder and Sadie M. Bagley were as follows:

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