Secor, Joel

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Birth

Joel B. Secor was born Knox[1] or Berne[2], Albany County, NY on October 21, 1847 to Andrew J. Secor (B. Mar 21, 1812, D. Feb 27, 1899) and Julia Ann Bronk (B. June 20, 1814, D. >1880).[2][3][4] Joel was the youngest son of twelve children.[2][3][4] His siblings were:[5]

  • Catherine Secor
  • Hannah Secor
  • William B. Secor
  • Mary E. Secor
  • Judela Secor
  • Maranda Secor
  • Andrew Secor, Jr.
  • Elvy Secor
  • Helen Elizabeth Secor
  • Julia Secor

Marriage & Children

Joel did not marry.[6]

Occupation

Before his enlistment in the 7th Heavy Artillery Regiment, Joel worked as a laborer.[1]

Life

Joel was born in a farming family. In the 1850 Census, the family was living in Berne and a decade later, in 1860, in Knox.


Military Service

Residence: Knox
Enlistment Date: 4 August 1862[1]
Enlistment Place: Knox, NY
Enlistment Rank: Private[1]
State Served: New York
Regiment: 7th Regiment NY Heavy Artillery[1]
Company: K[1]
Killed in Action: 17 June 1864[1]
Death Place: Petersburg, VA[1]
Additional Remarks: Enlisted at the age of 18.
Sources Used: Ancestry.com\American Civil War Soldiers; Keating, Robert, Carnival of Blood: The Civil War Ordeal of the Seventh New York Heavy Artillery, Published by Butternut and Blue, Baltimore, Md 1998.

Death

Thompsons Lake Cemetery - Joel Secor
Born Oct. 21, 1847
Died in the War of the Rebellion
Thompsons Lake Cemetery - Joel Secor
Born Oct. 21, 1847
Died in the War of the Rebellion

Joel was killed in action on June 17, 1864 at Petersburg, VA.[1] His remains were buried at Lake Rural Cemetery in East Berne.[2] After his death, his mother Julia A. Secor filed for his pension benefits on April 29, 1881.[6]

Thompsons Lake Cemetery
Joel Secor
Born Oct. 21, 1847
Died in the War of the Rebellion

Obituary

Additional Research Notes

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

New York, Civil War Muster Roll Abstracts, 1861-1900

Knox - Joel Secor - Muster Roll
Knox - Joel Secor - Muster Roll Page 2

New York, Civil War Muster Roll Abstracts, 1861-1900 about Joel Secor
Name: Joel Secor
Age: 18
Birth Year: abt 1844
Enlistment Year: 1862
Enlistment Location: Knox, New York
Muster Year: 1862
Separation Details: Died
Separation Date: 17 Jun 1864

New York, Civil War Muster Roll Abstracts, 1861-1900 about Joel Secor[7]
Name: Joel Secor
Age: 18
Birth Year: abt 1844
Birth Place: Knox, New York
Enlistment Year: 1862
Enlistment Location: Knox, New York
Muster Year: 1862

Civil War Record Summaries

U.S. Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles about Joel Secor[7]
Name: Joel Secor
Occupation: Laborer
Age at enlistment: 18
Enlistment Date: 8 Apr 1862
Rank at enlistment: Private
Enlistment Place: Knox, NY
State Served: New York
Survived the War?: No
Service Record: Enlisted in Company K, New York 7th Heavy Artillery Regiment on 18 Aug 1862.
Mustered out on 17 Jun 1864 at Petersburg, VA.
Birth Date: abt 1844
Sources: New York: Report of the Adjutant-General
Carnival of Blood: Civil War Ordeal of 7th NY Heavy Artillery

American Civil War Soldiers about Joel Secor[7]
Name: Joel Secor
Enlistment Date: 4 Aug 1862
Enlistment Place: Knox, New York
Side Served: Union
State Served: New York
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on 4 August 1862 at the age of 18.
Enlisted in Company K, 7th Heavy Artillery Regiment New York on 18 Aug 1862.
Killed Company K, 7th Heavy Artillery Regiment New York on 17 Jun 1864 at Petersburg, VA.
Sources: 14

U.S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865 about Joel Secor[7]
Name: Joel Secor
Side: Union
Regiment State/Origin: New York
Regiment Name: 7 N. Y. H. Art'y.
Regiment Name Expanded: 7th Regiment, New York Heavy Artillery
Company: K,D
Rank In: Private
Rank In Expanded: Private
Rank Out: Private
Rank Out Expanded: Private
Film Number: M551 roll 126

Annual Report of the Adjutant-General of the State of New York for the Year 1897

SECOR, JOEL — Age, 18 years. Enlisted, August 4, 1862, at Knox; mustered in as private, Co. K, Seventh Artillery (originally One Hundred and Thirteenth Infantry), August 18, 1862, to serve three years; killed, June 17, 1864, at Petersburg, Va.

Heroes of Albany

Died, but not in Heroes.

Carnival of Blood

SECOR, JOEL - Born: Knox, NY. Age: 18. Occupation: laborer. Enlisted, August, 4, 1862, as private in Co. K; killed in action; June 17, 1864, at Petersburg.

Census Records

1850 United States Federal Census about Joel Secor[7]

Name: Joel Secor
Age: 2
Birth Year: abt 1848
Birthplace: New York
Home in 1850: Berne, Albany, New York
Gender: Male
Family Number: 111
Household Members:
Name Age
Andrew Secor 38
Julia Ann Secor 35
William Secor 16
Catharine Secor 14
Judilla Secor 11
Andrew Secor 8
Hellen Secor 4
Joel Secor 2

1860 United States Federal Census about Joel B Secor[7]

Name: Joel B Secor
Age in 1860: 12
Birth Year: abt 1848
Birthplace: New York
Home in 1860: Knox, Albany, New York
Gender: Male
Post Office: Knox
Household Members:
Name Age
Andrew Secor 48
Julia A Secor 46
Andrew Secor 19
Elizabeth Secor 15
Joel B Secor 12
Hannah Secor 10
Mary Secor 7
Mrandy Secor 6
Elvy Secor 3

Additional Media

Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 Keating, Robert, Carnival of Blood: The Civil War Ordeal of the Seventh New York Heavy Artillery, Published by Butternut and Blue, Baltimore, Md 1998
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Bernehistory.org
  3. 3.0 3.1 1850 US Census, Berne, Albany Co, NY
  4. 4.0 4.1 1860 US Census, Knox, Albany Co, NY
  5. www.BerneHistory.com Family Files
  6. 6.0 6.1 Civil War Pension Records, Ancestry.com
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.5 www.Ancestry.com