Maher, John

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Birth

John Maher was born in Westerlo, Albany County, NY in about 1831.[1] He was a son of Patrick Mahar and Phebe Ten Eyck. By 1880, he and his family were using the name Mayer.

Marriage & Children

John married at about 1856, Jane A. Wiltsie who was born at about 1830 in NY. They had the following known children:

  • Mary V. Maher
  • Frank Maher
  • John Maher

John was a policeman. By 1880, John and his family moved to Weehawken, Hudson Co., New Jersey, and John reportedly suffered from rheumatism, although he was working as a laborer.

Occupation

Before his service in the Civil War, John worked as a laborer.[1]


Military Service

Residence: Westerlo [2]
Names of Parents: Patrick (Maher) and Phebe Teneyck[2]
Marital Status: Married[2]
Occupation: Laborer[2]
Term of Enlistment: 3 years[2]
Bounty Received: $50.00[2]
Enlistment Date: 13 Aug 1862[1][2]
Enlistment Place: Albany, NY[2][3]
Enlistment Rank: Private[1][2][3]
State Served: New York
Regiment: 7th Regiment NY Heavy Artillery[1][3]
Company: Company K[1]
Promotion Date: 1 Feb 1863 or July 22, 1863[1]
Promotion Rank: Corporal[1]
Promotion Date: 1 Feb 1864[1]
Promotion Rank: Sargeant[1]
Promotion Date: 22 Nov 1864[1]
Promotion Rank: Second Lieutenant[1]
Promotion Date: 8 March 1865
Promotion Rank: First Lieutenant
Muster Out Date: 6 July 1865[1]
Muster Out Place: Baltimore, MD
Additional Remarks: Enlisted at the age of 31.[3] Robert Keating in Carnival of Blood says that John mustered in as a second lieutenant in Co I on Nov 22, 1864.[1] "Promoted to Corp____ Promoted to Sergt___ to 2nd Lieut Nov 22/64 to 1st Lieut__. took part in all the engagements of the Army of the Potomac from the 16th of May 1864 to the 25th of Aug 1864. Discharged July__1865. He now resides in Albany Citty 308 Little State St"[2]

Born Westerlo, Age 31, Laborer, Blue eyes, Brown hair, Light complexion, 6' tall.[4]

Sources Used: Annual Report of the Adjutant-General of the State of NY for the year 1898; Keating, Robert, Carnival of Blood: The Civil War Ordeal of the Seventh New York Heavy Artillery, Published by Butternut and Blue, Baltimore, Md 1998; Town and City Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War

Death

John died on November 21, 1892 at Weehawken, NJ. His widow, Jane, received her pension based on his Civil War service on November 30, 1892.

Obituary

Additional Research Notes

Additional Media

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


Sources

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 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 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 2.9 Town and City Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Annual Report of the Adjutant-General
  4. NY Civil War Muster Roll Abstracts, Ancestry.com Military databases