Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Tombstone Tuesday: Corp. Timothy Lown, Old North Burying Ground, Middlefield, CT
It's time to return to Middlefield's Old North Burying Ground for a look into the life of Leora Lown's husband, Timothy. As aforementioned, he was New York born. According to Ancestry.com's "U.S. Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles," he enlisted in the 14th Connecticut in 1862, serving until 1865. As previously noted, the 1870 census noted that he was married and working as a painter. His wife Leora passed away after the 1870 census, but Timothy survived her.
He remarried sometime after Leora's death, this time to a woman named Estella. Estella filed for a widow's pension after Timothy's death, according to "Civil War Pension Index: General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934" from Ancestry.com. I lose track of Estella within two years of Timothy's death, . Did she remarry?