Ransom was born in Rensselaerville at about 1842, a son of Lewis and Mahala Craw.
Marriage & Children
He married at about 1868, Helen Abrams who was born on May 25, 1849. They had one child, Emma Craw.
Helen died and Ransom married Harriet_____, a widow. They had no children.
|Place of Birth:||Preston Hollow|
|Date of Birth:||June 1844|
|Names of Parents:||Lewis (Craw)|
|Term of Enlistment:||9 months|
|Enlistment Date:||11 Oct 1862|
|Enlistment Place:||Rensselaerville, New York |
|State Served:||New York|
|Deserted on:||4 Nov 1862|
|Deserted at:||Albany, NY|
|Additional Remarks: Enlisted at the age of 21. " Enlisted at Albany got his bounty & cloths & deserted. Now & ever since has been living at Preston Hollow Albany Co. N.Y."
Born in Rensselaerville, NY, Age 21, Farmer, Blue eyes, Brown hair, Fair complexion, 5'9" tall.
|Sources Used: Ancestry.com, American Civil War Soldiers; Town and City Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War; Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York.|
Helen Abrams Craw died on February 9, 1895 and was buried at the Oak Hill Cemetery, Oak Hill, Greene Co., NY. Ransom likely died between 1910-1920.
Additional Research Notes
Often, when an enlistee deserts from his regiment, he enlists in another. There is no evidence to show that this is the case in this instance.
- Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York
- Town and City Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War
- Ancestry Military Databases
- NY Civil War Muster Roll Abstracts, Ancestry.com Military databases