Hood, Adelbert

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Adelbert was born in Rensselaerville at about 1843, a son of Daniel and Christina Hood. His family removed to Durham, Greene Co., NY before 1850.

Marriage & Children

He married Helen Harris who was born in 1848, in 1869 and had the following known children born in Rensselaerville:

  • Martha Hood
  • Charles Hood
  • Edward Hood
  • John Hood
  • Albert Hood
  • Freland Hood
  • Mary Hood

Military Service

Residence: Rensselaerville
Enlistment Date: 14 October 1861
Enlistment Place: Kingston, New York
Enlistment Rank: Private
State Served: New York
Regiment: 80th Infantry Regiment New York
Company: Company K
Re-enlisted: 31 Dec 1863
Promoted on: 1 May 1864
Promotion rank: Corporal
Muster Out Date: 29 January 1866
Muster Out Place: Portsmouth, VA
Additional Remarks: Enlisted at age 18 to serve 3 years.

Born Albany Co., NY, Age 19, Farmer, Brown eyes, Light hair, Light complexion, 5'7" tall.[1]

Sources Used: 1890 Veterans Census; American Civil War Soldiers, ancestry.com; Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York, regimental rosters


Adelbert died in 1920 in Rensselaerville and was buried at the Rensselaerville Cemetery. Helen died in 1925 and is buried beside him.

Adelbert Hood and his wife, Helen...courtesy of Russ


Additional Research Notes

Additional Media


  1. NY Civil War Muster Roll Abstracts, Ancestry.com Military databases