Bouton, Harvey J.

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Harvey J. Bouton was born 31 Jul 1841[1] in Rensselaerville, the son of Harry Bouton and Elizabeth (Betsy) Lincoln, a daughter of Levi Lincoln and Betsy Bouton.

Marriage & Children

Harvey married Elizabeth Bailey who was born in 1841, at about 1867. They had one son:

  • Jerome Bouton, born in 1869 and died in 1950.

Harvey married secondly, Emma Winegar born in 1850, the widow of Rufus W. Lounsbury.

Military Service

Residence: Rensselaerville[2]
Place of Birth: Rensselaerville, NY[2]
Date of Birth: 1 July 1841[2]
Names of Parents: Harry (Bouton) and Elizabeth Lincoln[2]
Marital Status: Single[2]
Occupation: Farmer[2]
Term of Enlistment: 3 years[2]
Bounty Received: $300.00[2]
Enlistment Date: 26 Feb 1864
Enlistment Place: Rensselaerville, New York
Enlistment Rank: Private
State Served: New York
Regiment: 50th Engineers
Company: Company M
Muster Out Date: 13 June 1865
Muster Out Place: Fort Barry, VA
Additional Remarks: Enlisted at the age of 21. Mustered out as Harvey Boughton[3] "Served until mustered out with Regiment still living P.O. Address Rensselaerville Albany Co N.Y."[2]
Sources Used:\American Civil War Soldiers; 1890 Vetrans Census; Annual Report of the Adjutant-General for the year 1898; Town and City Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War


Elizabeth Bailey Bouton died in 1869, Harvey died in 1920. Both are buried at the Rensselaerville Cemetery. Emma died on June 23, 1938 and is buried at the Rensselaerville Cemetery.

Harvey J. Bouton monument at the Rensselaerville Cemetery


Additional Research Notes

Additional Media

Town and City Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War

BOUTON, HARVEY - Age 21 years Enlisted February 26 1864 at Rensselaerville mustered in as private Co M February 29 1864 to serve three years mustered out with company June 13 1865 at Fort Barry Va as Harvey Boughton


  1. Tallman Family
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 Town and City Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War
  3. Ancestry Military Databases