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Peter Post

Male 1838 - 1908  (69 years)


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  • Name Peter Post  [1
    Born 7 Nov 1838  Livingston, Columbia, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Baptism 6 Mar 1898  St. John's Episcopal Church, North Adams, Berkshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    HEAL Cause of death: hemigplegia, paralysis  [5, 6
    Died 8 May 1908  North Adams, Berkshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 7, 8
    Buried 11 May 1908  Southview Cemetery, North Adams, Berkshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 7
    Notes 
    • of Stockport

      Alternate birth date: ca 1835
      Alternate birth date: 7 Nov 1837
      Alternative birth date: Nov 1833

      Baptism sponsors: Mrs. Peter Post, Eugene Post

      Civil War veteran. enl. 20 Apr 1861, 14th Regt., Co. K; disch. 20 Apr 1863; re-enl. 10 Sep 1864, 4 Jul 1865

      Fought in the siege of Yorktown, the battles of Gaines Mills, Malvern Hills, Antietam and Fredericksburg.

      Civil War veteran. Enrolled Sept. 16., 1861 and discharged April 16, 1863. Held the rank of private. Absent sick from Aug. 31, 1862 to Feb. 28, 1863. Enrolled Sept. 7, 1864, asssigned to Co. 6, 1st NY Engrs, and M.O. with Co. July 3, 1865.

      Peter Post filed a General Affidavit in the matter of his pension claim, 2 May 1892, age 55 years, resident of North Adams, MA. "About the next day after the second Bull Run fight, I became insensible either from a fit or a sunstroke and fell down, was taken to the convalescent camp where I stayed for some time and after which I never did duty. I have had trouble in my head ever since, but which trouble was greatly aggravated by the falling of a stick of timber about four years ago this spring, while I was working near where it stood; said timber then struck me on the left side of the head, and since which time I have been unable to follow my usual occupation."

      Listed in 1870 NY Census, Columbia County, Stockport, age 33, driving team

      Listed in 1900 MA Census, age 66, firewood dealer, owns home, free of mortgage

      Listed as Teamster in No. Adams, MA City Directory, 1890-93

      Witnessed Nicholas Schultis' Civil War pension claim (brother of Charles Shultis), 9 Sep 1865

      Witnessed Ellen Shultis' application for a Civil War widow's pension claim as widow of Samuel Nelson Shultis (brother of Charles Shultis), 31 Jul 1891

      General affidavit of Nicholas Shultis, resident of Clarksburg, MA, filed 29 March 1907, regarding pension application of Peter Post, states "that I was born in Greenport, NY in 1840 and in 1850 when I was 10 years old the Post family moved into our town and became neighbors to us. David Post was just my age. We played together, was classmates in school, served together in the Civil War, as did also Peter Post. When I first knew Peter Post he did not live at home, he was a man grown and worked as a deck hand on a boat on the Hudson River. He must have been six or seven years older than David. There was three other Post children older than David and younger than Peter (these however are all dead long ago). Have known Peter ever since and I have lived for many years in next town to him only 2 miles apart."

      Peter Post who was last paid at $15 to Mar. 4, 1908, has been dropped (from pension roll) because of rept'd death May 8, 1908

      General affidavit filed by Peter Post 30 Mar 1907, "that with reference to my age, there is not in existence any record of my birth, either public, baptismal or family. The summer of 1835 has always been in my mind as my birth time. I suppose this date was impressed on me by my parents and other members of my family, it also agreed with ages of other children older and younger than myself, for instance my brother David 6 or 7 years younger than myself (three others between us). On my Sept. 16th 1861 enlistment in Co. K, 14th NY Vols. my age appears as 26 years which was right. On my enlistment in Co. C. 1st N.Y. Engineers in Sept. 1864 my age appears as 27 years which is wrong. How they got that age is more than I can tell. With the exception of my brother David who a few years ago was alive at that time in Arkansas somewhere the rest of them are all gone.

      Located to No. Adams about 1872 from Stockville, NY. Engaged in the wood and lumber business until retirement in 1903

      AE: 70y, 6m, 1d

      Buried at Southview Cemetery, West half of south half, Section A, Lot 23, Grave 4. [1, 5, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17]
    Person ID I13919  Mindrum
    Last Modified 24 Nov 2002 

    Father Schuyler Post,   b. New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec  
    Mother Sarah/Sally A. Tompkins,   b. New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec  
    Family ID F10131  Group Sheet

    Family Elizabeth James,   b. 4 Dec 1840, Stockport, Columbia, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Sep 1915, North Adams, Berkshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 15 Jun 1867  Church of St. John the Evangelist, Stockport, Columbia, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 9
    Children 
     1. Edward Harvey Post,   b. 18 Jun 1868, Stottville, Columbia, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jun 1936, North Adams, Berkshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
     2. Eugene Post,   b. 15 Jul 1873, North Adams, Berkshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Feb 1943  (Age 69 years)
     3. Sara Louise Post,   b. 10 Dec 1877, North Adams, Berkshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jan 1967, Williamstown, Berkshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
    Photos
    North Adams, MA, 21 Montgomery Street
    North Adams, MA, 21 Montgomery Street
    Former home of Peter and Elizabeth James Post
    Last Modified 20 Oct 2017 
    Family ID F9216  Group Sheet

  • Headstones
    Post family headstone, Southview Cemetery
    Post family headstone, Southview Cemetery
    Post family headstone, Southview Cemetery
    Post family headstone, Southview Cemetery

  • Sources 
    1. [S1097] 1870 New York Census.

    2. [S1172] place.

    3. [S223] p. 59.

    4. [S1173] place.

    5. [S1122]

    6. [S994]

    7. [S994] p. 117.

    8. [S1173]

    9. [S184] Church records from Church of St. John the Evangelist, Stockport, NY, compiled 1991 by Linda L. Fenoff, City of Hudson Deputy Historian.

    10. [S1172]

    11. [S1118]

    12. [S223]

    13. [S1137]

    14. [S1117]

    15. [S1174]

    16. [S1175]

    17. [S993]