Friday, March 12, 2010

Ansel Blossom & Harriet (Forest) Green

Sixth Generation

Ansel Blossom Green was born in Byron, Maine, 26 Oct 1818. When in his early 20s he went to Sanford, Maine, where he filed intentions in 1842 to marry Harriet Forrest of Eaton, New Hampshire. Born in 1820, Harriet was the daughter of Adams & Phebe (Banfield) Forrest of Madison, New Hampshire.(Her photograph taken in her old age.)
Their children:
Malinda F.: b 1846; d 10 Oct 1857 of scarlet fever aged 11 yrs 7 mos
Roscoe: b 1849
Harriet : b 1855; d 1928; m. Charles Clough
* William Henry: b Nov 1857

During the Civil War, Ansel enlisted in Co A 13th Rgt. Infantry, NH Volunteers. He was 44 years old, 5’9”, dark; a farmer; and a Madison resident (in the Old Parsonage-Ripley/Gilman place , 1850-60). “
The regiment consisted of 10 companies mustered 20 Sep 1862 at Camp Colby near Concord, NH. Moved to Camp Chase near Arlington Heights, Virginia, arriving 8 Oct 1862; became part of the 1st Brigade, Gen Silas Casey’s Provincial Div. known as the Defenses of Washington. Marched to Liverpool Point on the Potomic mid December then to Fredericksburg for the battle of Mary’s Heights. On 25 Dec, 400 of 1080 were fit for duty. Next sent to Newport News & Suffolk as part of Gen Getty’s Div. Battle and bayonet charge against Gen. Longstreet on May 1863 among others”.

He received a medical discharge 30 May 1863. September 1862 - he had suffered mental derangement, paralysis for 14 weeks.

They lived the rest of their lives in Carroll Co.New Hampshire. Ansel died in Tamworth, in 1870. Harriet departed this life 10 Jan 1891 in Madison, of pneumonia and both are buried in Chocorua Cemetery.