Craw, Ransom

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Birth

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.

Military Service

Name: Ransom Craw[1]
Residence: Preston Hollow[2]
Place of Birth: Preston Hollow[2]
Date of Birth: June 1844[2]
Names of Parents: Lewis (Craw)[2]
Marital Status: Single[2]
Occupation: Farmer[2]
Term of Enlistment: 9 months[2]
Bounty Received: $50.00[2]
Enlistment Date: 11 Oct 1862
Enlistment Place: Rensselaerville, New York [3]
Enlistment Rank: Private
State Served: New York
Regiment: 177th Infantry[3]
Company: Company C
Deserted on: 4 Nov 1862[3]
Deserted at: Albany, NY[3]
Additional Remarks: Enlisted at the age of 21.[3] " Enlisted at Albany got his bounty & cloths & deserted. Now & ever since has been living at Preston Hollow Albany Co. N.Y."[2]

Born in Rensselaerville, NY, Age 21, Farmer, Blue eyes, Brown hair, Fair complexion, 5'9" tall.[4]

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.

Death

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.

Obituary

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.

Additional Media

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


Sources

  1. Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York
  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. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Ancestry Military Databases
  4. NY Civil War Muster Roll Abstracts, Ancestry.com Military databases