Simpkins, Stephen Robert

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Stephen Robert Simpkins born on May 30, 1830 at Westerlo, a son of Robert Simpkins and Delilah Irish. [1]

Marriage & Children

He married Mary M. Hunt, who was born in 1830, at about 1851. They had the following children: [2]

  • Almira Simpkins
  • Stephen Simpkins
  • Augusta Simpkins
  • Mary E. Simpkins
  • Charles E. Simpkins

Military Service

Residence: Greenville, NY[1]
Enlistment Date: 30 Sept 1862[1]
Enlistment Place: Greenville, NY[1]
Enlistment Rank: Private[3]
State Served: New York
Regiment: 156th Infantry[3]
Company: Company I[3]
Promotion Date: 1 July 1863[3]
Promotion Rank: Corporal[3]
Captured in Action: 19 Oct 1864[3]
Captured at: Cedar Creek, VA[3]
Imprisoned at: Libby Prison and Salisbury Prison[1]
Paroled Date: 2[1]March 1865[3]
Died: 2 April 1865
Place of Death: Greenville, NY
Place of Burial: Westerlo Central Cemetery, formerly Village Cemetery
Additional Remarks: Enlisted at the age of 34 years to serve 3 years. [3]”Was taken prisoner at Cedar Creek Oct 19th, 1864, placed in Libby prison and removed to Salisbury prison. Paroled March 2, 1865 and died at his home in Greenville, April 2, 1865 from disease contracted in prison.” [1]

Born in South Westerlo, NY, Age 34 years, Shoemaker, Blue eyes, Brown hair, Dark complexion, 5’6” tall. [4]

Sources Used: Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York; Town and City Registers of the men who served in the Civil War; military databases.



Additional Research Notes

Additional Media


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Town and City Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War
  2. 1860 Census, Greenville, Greene Co., NY
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 3.8 Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York
  4. NY Civil War Muster Roll Abstracts, Military databases