Civil War Records of the Furrow's of Westfield, MA.:
1. Winslow H. Furrow(s)4 ( Harvey3, Peter2, Peter1 ): He was a private in Company H, 2nd. Mass. Heavy Artillery, and he was recruited at the age of 30, for one year of service, on Sept. 2, 1864. He was a whipmaker from Westfield, MA., born in MA., and was 5 ft. 5 and a half in. tall. He enlisted in Springfield, MA. and was paid a bounty of $33.33. He mustered out of service on June 26, 1865.
Winslow H. Furrow was the brother of Albert W. Furrow and he was the s/o Harvey Furrow and Mary Ann Fox. He was 26 when he married Ophelia Dinsmore, age 21, in Boston, MA. on Oct. 26, 1859. That would put his birth year as ca. 1833/34. In 1898, they only had one child living named Alice D. Furrow, who was b. Dec. 12, 1872. Ophelia was living at 41 Chapel Street in Westfield, MA. when her husband died. He d. June 7, 1908 in Westfield at 74 of apoplexy and arteriosclerosis. Ophelia d. Nov. 25, 1908, less than 6 months after her husband died.
2. Albert W. Furrow(s): brother of Winslow H. Furrow above. He was a private in Company C, 46th Mass. Militia Infantry, and enrolled for a period of 9 months on Aug. 25, 1862, at Springfield, MA., at the age of 27. He was a cook. He mustered out on July 29, 1863. He was the s/o Harvey Furrow and Mary Ann Fox.Albert W. Furrow was a resident of Westfield, MA., and had been born there on July 18, 1835.
He was 5ft. 5 in. tall when he enterred the service. He m. Mary Elizabeth Ryan in Westfield on Nov. 1, 1860. At the time of his marriage, he was a whipmaker, and he was 25 and Mary was 19. Their children were: Albert H. ( b. June 24, 1861 ), Winifred M. ( b. July 29, 1864 ), Frank E. ( b. Aug. 2, 1866 and d. July 22, 1869 ), and Walter R. ( b. Feb. 11, 1876.). He always lived in Westfield, MA. except for when he lived in Passaic, N.J. from 1875 to 1881.
He applied for a military pension on Oct. 25, 1912 at the age of 77. His address at that time was 17 Prospect Street in Westfield, MA. His health complaints at that time were: back problems, kidney ailments, liver disease, jaundice, hardening of the arteries, dizziness, swollen limbs, hepatitis, and cardiac hypertrophy. In 1912, his military pension was $22.50 a month. He d. Mar. 6, 1916 at age 80 of a left urebral hemmorhage. His wife received a widow's pension of $50.00 a month until her death on Feb. 8, 1929.
3. Horace P. Furrow4 ( Peter3, Peter2, Peter1 ): was a private in Company C, 46th Mass. Militia Infantry, It appears that he enlisted with Albert W. Furrow above. He was 23 at the time he enlisted. In Jan. and Feb. of 1863, he was sick and in the hospital. He was still sick in Mar. and Apr.. He mustered out on July 29, 1863...along with Albert W. Furrow above.
Horace P. Furrow was the s/o Peter Furrow3 and Caroline Fox. He was the cousin of Winslow and Albert Furrow above. Peter Furrow3 and Harvey Furrow3 were brothers. When Horace enlisted into the service, he was a farmer and was 5ft. 9 and a half in. tall. He m. Mary Bolster Jan. 11, 1867 at Russell, MA. They had child, Josephine D., in Westfield, MA. on Jan. 18, 1868. Horace P. Furrow d. in Westfield on July 11, 1870 at age 32 of consumption ( tuberculosis ). He is buried in Westfield. His birth year was ca. 1838. His wife stated that after Horace was discharged from the service, he was unable to work steadily because of chronic diarrhea, steadily growing weaker. Two years before his death, he became ill with consumption.
On Oct. 15, 1908, Mary J. Furrow, his widow, applied for a widow's pension. At the time, she was 63 and she was living at Colville, Stevens County, Washington. In the application, she stated that before she married Horace P. Furrow, that she had previously married but they had parted and she believed him to be dead and that it had never been proved otherwise. She said that she never remarried after Horace's death.
4. Henry H. Furrow4 ( Peter3, Peter2, Peter1 )was the brother of Horace P. Furrow above. He was a private in Company F, 13 Vet. Res. Corps. He enlisted at Concord, N.H. for 3 years on Jan. 1, 1864 at age 30. He was born in Westfield, MA., was a whipmaker, and mustered in on Feb. 29, 1864. He mustered out on Nov. 13, 1865. He was also in the 10 Mass. Vols. He was discharged due to loss of his right thumb. The wound there had necessitated the amputation of his thumb.
He was the s/o Peter Furrow3 and Caroline Fox. While Henry was alive and able, he helped to provide support for his parents. He was 20 when he enlisted, was 5ft. and 8 and a half in. tall, and was a whipmaker. Albert W. Furrow stated that he was a cousin of Henry H. Furrow. He stated that he had been to see him at his home after Henry had returned from the war.He said that Henry was emaciated, feeble, and was too weak to walk far. He had frequent diarrhea. The doctor said that nothing further could be done for him and that he just should be made comfortable for what was left of his life. He was the eldest son of his parents and was unmarried. His father applied for his military pension.
Henry Furrow's brother, Horace Furrow, d. in Westfield on July 11, 1872 at age 32...a month after Henry Furrow died.
Henry Furrow's brother, George F. Furrow, d. in Westfield on Sept. 7, 1881 at age 37 of heart disease. He had received a gunshot wound also.
Caroline Fox, wife of Peter Furrow3 and mother to the above men, d. Oct. 11, 1883 of dropsy and heart disease.
Henry H. Furrow d. in Westfield at age 41 on June 10, 1872 of consumption.
Another son of Peter Furrow3 and Caroline Fox, who fought in the Civil War, was Charles Furrow, who was wounded in the war and lost his right arm above the elbow.
It is also noted that George F. Furrow's ( above ) widow, also died a few weeks after her husband died.
Henry H. Furrow's father, Peter Furrow3, was 79 in 1887 which would put his birth year as ca. 1808. He stated that he had been dependent on his son, who had been unmarried when he died. Peter Furrow3 had 2 sons-in-law named Henry Tinkham and Adam Swan, who also fought in the Civil War. Peter's wife, Caroline, died after a lingering illness of 9 or 10 months of dropsey in Oct. of 1883. He was left alone, homeless, destitute, and had lived for a time with the inmates of the town farm. He received a pension as a dependent father on July 5, 1890.
According to military records, Henry H. Furrow was enrolled on June 14, 1861 as a private in Company K at Springfield, MA. for 3 yrs. as part of the 10th regmt.of Mass. Vols. He officially enlisted June 21, 1861 or mustered in. On June 20, 1862, his thumb was shot off at Gaines Mills, VA. This regmt. was in action also at around this time at Oak Grove and at Orchard, VA. In July and Aug. of 1862, he was in a hospital in Baltimore, MD. He was discharged for disability on Aug. 19, 1862 at Baltimore, MD.
Also according to military records, Henry H. Furrow was re-enlisted as a private for the V.R.G. on Jan. 1, 1864 at Concord, N.H. for 3 years. He was assigned to Company F, 13th regmt. of Vet. Res. Corps. He mustered out as a private on Nov. 13, 1865 at Concord, N.H. He had a disability when he re-enlisted and that was the loss of his right thumb. He was present from Jan. 1864 through Oct. 1865 in service. He was 30 when he re-enlisted.
5. George F. Furrow4 ( Peter3, Peter2, Peter1 )was the brother of Charles Furrow, who also fought in the Civil War. George F. Furrow was a private in Company K, 10 Mass, Infantry and he was also in the 37th Mass. Infantry. He enrolled for duty June 14, 1861 at Springfield, MA. for a period of 3 years at age 18. On Dec. 20, 1863, he mutered out by virtue of re-enlistment as a Veteran Volunteer. He mustered back in at Brandy Station, VA. on Dec. 21, 1863. He received a bounty of $50.00 and was given a furlough for 35 days. He was wounded May 5, 1864 near Petersburg, VA. He was transferred to 37th Mass. Vols. in Sept. of 1864. He mustered out shortly after.
He was a whipmaker from Westfield, MA. He was 5ft.11in. tall, and he weighed 160 lbs.. He received a gunshot wound to the right leg at the Battle of the Wilderness, VA. on May 5, 1864. He was born in MA., was single when enlisted. and he listed his nearest relative as Peter Furrow of Westfield, MA. His wound was described as " a ball enterred the middle third of his right leg." He was 1st in Armory Square General Hospital in Washington, D.C., and then was transferred to U.S. General Hospital in Worcester, MA. When he was given furlough, he actually was being hospitalized.
Another description of his wound: " Gunshot wound right leg, producing complete compound fracture of the tibia, resulting in hemmorhage and ligation of anterior tibial artery at its upper third. The nature of the missile was a minnie ball. " His wound would not heal and gangrene set in. After the leg completely healed, it was left in a bad condition and had atrophied to some extent. His disability was considered total. His leg often became swollen and tender and painful after his discharge from the service.
Prior to his death in 1881, George F. Furrow had been getting a monthly pension of $8.00. He had no children. His widow was paid a widow's pension after his death, but she died soon after her husband's death. His widow was Emma Alice Maud Furrow. She was 33 in 1881 when her husband died. Her husband had been a private in Co. E commanded by Lt. Albert Vincent of the 37th Regmt. of the Mass. Infantry. Emma married George at Chicopee, MA. on Jan. 2, 1871. Her maiden name was Clark.George F. Furrow was the s/o Peter Furrow3 and Caroline Fox. He d. Sept. 7, 1881 in Westfield, MA. of heart disease.
6. Charles Furrow4 ( Peter3,Peter2,Peter1 )was a corporal in Company K of the 21st Mass. Vol. Inf. He lived at Westfield, MA. after the Civil War. He was wounded at the Battle of Poplar Spring Church, VA. on Sept. 30, 1864. A portion of his right arm, or his right arm, had to be amputated. He was issued an artificial arm. He was 5ft.7 and a half in. tall, was a farmer, and had been born in Westfield, MA. on Apr. 24, 1844.
Charles Furrow m. Lizzie M. Pomeroy on Nov. 26, 1874 in Westfield, MA. She d. Mar. 13, 1883. He m. 2nd Mabel A. McKinstry on Dec. 18, 1883. She d. Mar. 15, 1888. His children were:
a. Alvin P.: d. July 10, 1882 at age 5 weeks and 5 days.
b. George: d. July 20, 1905 at age 20...b.c. 1885.
c. Ernest: was 39 yrs. old in 1918...b.c. 1879.
Charles Furrow d. Sept. 8, 1922. He had been getting a monthly pension of $65.00. He was the s/o Peter Furrow3 and Caroline Fox. He was born ca. 1843. When he enlisted, he gave his next of kin as Peter Furrow of Westfield, MA. Besides being wounded at the Battle of Poplar Spring Church, VA., he had also participated in the battles of 2nd. Bull Run, Antietam, South Mountain, Wilderness, and 10 other battles. After being wounded, he went from City Parish Hospital to 2nd Division General Hospital in Alexandria, VA. On Nov. 16, 1864, doctors declared him unfit for duty and he was discharged from the Army.
7. Summing up: The children of Peter Furrow3 and Caroline Fox were: Henry H. Furrow, Horace P. Furrow, George F. Furrow, Charles Furrow, Jane ( m.2nd to Adam Swan ), and Myra Etta ( m. Henry Tinkham ). All of their sons fought in the Civil War...as did their sons-in-law. Adam Swan was in the 10th Mass. Regmt. and Henry Tinkham was in Company B, 31st Mass. Infantry, according to their father-in-law.
Albert W. Furrow(s) was a cousin of Peter Furrow's boys above. Albert's brother was Winslow H. Furrow(s). Their parents were Harvey Furrow and Mary Ann Fox. Perhaps these 2 brothers...Peter and Harvey Furrow...married 2 sisters...Mary Ann and Caroline Fox. AND I BELIEVE THAT MY ANCESTOR, CHARLES FURROW (B.C.1818/20) , WHO WENT TO CANADA IN 1836, WAS THE BROTHER OF THIS PETER AND HARVEY FURROW ABOVE.
Perhaps Peter and Harvey Furrow had to be living in Ct. for a time to find Ct. brides. Their brides were from Newington and Farmington, Ct., just outside of Hartford, Ct., where "my" Charles Furrow was supposed to have been born.
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