Family And Civil War Information on GEORGE WIESMORE

This family biography and civil war record was generously contributed by James H. Weismore,  on his Great grandfather, George Wiesmore, (Weismore) who is buried at Roosevelt Corners on Rt. 49,  west of Central Square.   He enlisted in the  12th NY Cav. at Granby,  in Aug. 1862,  for a period of 3 years.  During this time he served in and about New Berne NC.    There is a history of this unit at : ,  which gives a very extensive history of the 12th NY Cav.,  along with rosters,  engagements and much more.
Note:  James also mentions that George's Grandfather, PETER WIESSMER Esq. , was a 1st Lt. in the
Albany Militia during the Revolution.


Generation No. 1

1.  GEORGE4 WIESMORE  (PETER FELEX3 WIESSMER, PETER2, PETER1) was born 1827 in Homer, Cortland County, New York1, and died May 11, 1886 in Hastings Township, Oswego County, New York2.  He married ELIZABETH EARHART November 7, 1850 in New London, New York3, daughter of PHILLIP EARHART and KATHERINE.  She was born February 6, 1828 in Hessen Darmstadt, Germany4, and died February 2, 1914 in R R 5, Rome, New York5.

Notes for GEORGE WIESMORE:
   GEORGE WIESMORE was a Civil War Veteran. The following information was taken from his Army and pension records.

  Enlisted as a Pvt. in CO. B, 12th New York Cavalry, Aug. 25th, 1862, Oswego Falls (Granby), Oswego Co. NY for a period of three years.

  Mustered in on Nov. 12, 1862 at New Dorp Stanton Island, NY.  He  remained at New Dorp for training in cavalry tactics until about May ,1863.  At this point he was assigned duties with the 12th NY Cavalry at Newbern NC. 

   In July 1863 while with and his Company on a raid in the town of Tarboro NC, when on the return trip back to New Berne his horse became exhausted and fell injuring Geroge's left leg below the knee. Because of this  injury Geroge was placed on light duty for about 3 month and was transferred to Regimental Hdqts. for duty as a Teamster (horse and wagon driver). In March 1865 at which time he was assigned to the 132nd Infty as a teamster, then in May 1865 he was assigned as CO. cook.

  George served his entire period of the war in North Carolina.
  He was discharged July 19, 1865 at Raleigh North Carolina.

 The following information was taken from George Wiesmore Army Pension Record.

  1. For five years prior to his enlistment in the Army he lived in the following places.
      a. Three years in the city of Oswego, Oswego CO., NY ( 1857-1860).
      b. Two years in the city of Fulton, Oswego CO., NY ( 1860-1862).

  2. After the Army
     a. Syracuse, Onondaga CO., NY till the spring of 1867.
     b. Fulton, Oswego CO. NY (1867-1874). 
     c. Town of Hastings Oswego CO. NY ( 1874-1886).

  3. George applied for his pension on April 9, 1883.
  4. George's signature on his pension papers is Wiesmore.
 

 INFORMATION from Census reports:

  1. 1860 U.S. Census 4th Ward in the city of Oswego, the state of New York, 3rd day of July 1860, page 102 or790 line 35-40.
                 NAMES:
                   1.  George Wismore 33 (spelling is how it appeared on census)
                   2.  Elizebeth 29 (wife)
                   3.  Sarah  6 (daughter)
                   4.  Philip  5 (son)
                   5.  Catherine 4 (daughter)
                   6.  Charles  2 (son) 
 
 

  2.  1865 New York Census, First Election district of the town of Volney, Oswego CO. NY June 1, 1865, page 11 line 27-33.
                 NAMES:
                   1. George Wismore 37 ( Away in Army )
                   2. Elizebeth 36
                   3. Sarah 11
                   4. Philip  10
                   5. Matilda  9 
                   6. Charles 6
                   7. George  4 (son)
 

More About GEORGE WIESMORE:
Burial: Abt. May 13, 1886, Roosevelt Corners, Oswego County, New York6
Medical Information: Disabled because of injury to left leg while serving in the Civil War.
Military Discharge: July 19, 1865, Discharged from Army , Raleigh North Carolina.7
Miltary Enlistment: August 25, 1862, 12th New York Cavalry, Oswego Falls New York.7
OCCUPATION: Brickmaker7

Notes for ELIZABETH EARHART:
 1. 1860 NEW YORK FEDERAL CENSUS, OSWEGO CO., city of OSWEGO, 4TH WARD. July 3, 1860, pg. 102, line 35-40.
 a: Was living with husband George and four children: Sarah, Phillip,  Catherine, and Charles.

 2. 1865 NEW YORK STATE CENSUS, OSWEGO CO., in the TOWN of VOLNEY,FIRST ELECTION DISTRICT, JUNE 4, 1865 pg. 21, line 28.
 a: Was living with 5 children: Sarah, Phillip, Matilda, Charles, and George. Husband George was still in the army. Also marked 7 for the no. of children.

 3. 1880 NEW YORK FEDERAL CENSUS, OSWEGO CO., in the TOWN of HASTINGS, Supv. Dist. No. 8, Enum. Dist. No. 239 pg. 12, line 21, June 15, 1880.
 a: Was living with one son James and working as a Servant. (Unknown where George her husband was).

 4.1892 NEW YORK STATE CENSUS, OSWEGO CO., in the TOWN of SCHROEPPEL, SECOND ELECTION DIST., pg. 10.
 a: Was living with three children: Phillip, Charles, and Hattie.

 5. 1900 NEW YORK FEDERAL CENSUS, ONEIDA CO., in the town of ROME, CITY of ROME, Supv. Dist. No. 13, Enum. Dist. No. 4, Sheet No. 13, line 11.
 a: Was living at a small village named Coonrad with son James and his Family, she was widowed. Gave birth to a total of 10 children with only 5 living. (Phillip, Charles, Sarah, James, and Harriet).

 6. 1910 NEW YORK FEDERAL CENSUS, ONEIDA CO., in theCity of ROME, Enumeration District No. 84, page 187, line 1-5.
 a. Was living on Oswego Road with son James and his Family
 b. Imigrated abt. 1848.

More About ELIZABETH EARHART:
Burial: February 5, 1914, Oriskany N. Y.8
Cause of Death: Broncho Pneumonia/Old Age
Fact 1: February 5, 1914, Funeral was held in Whitesboro N. Y., B. L. Wrench was the Undertaker.8
Medical Information: Suffered from Jan. 21- Feb. 1, Died on Feb. 2, 1914 At 1 AM. Dr. Edward J. Hobday of New London N. Y. Certified the Death.
OCCUPATION: House Wife/ Mother9

Marriage Notes for GEORGE WIESMORE and ELIZABETH EARHART:
George Wiesmore and Elizebeth Earhart were married on November 7th, 1850 in New London NY, a small village just east of Rome NY on the old Eire Canal. The wedding was performed by the Justice of Peace.
 

Children of GEORGE WIESMORE and ELIZABETH EARHART are:
 i. SARAH5 WIESMORE, b. 1854.
 ii. PHILIP WIESMORE, b. 1855.
 iii. CATHERINE WIESMORE, b. 1856.
 iv. CHARLES WEISMORE, b. December 23, 1857, Fulton, Oswego County, New York; d. May 25, 1941, Clockville, Madison County, New York; m. EDITH WILCOX, 1905; b. May 4, 1887, Clockville, Madison County, New York; d. 1953, Oneida City Hospital, Oneida, New York.

Notes for CHARLES WEISMORE:
1. 1860 New York Federal Census the Fourth ward in the city of and County of Oswego July 3, 1860, Page 102, Line 40, 2 years old. Name Spelled Wismore.

2. 1865 New York State Census in the Township of Volney, County of Oswego, June 14, 1865 Page 21, 6 years old. Name Spelled Wismore.

3. 1880 New York Federal Census Township of Hastings, County of Oswego June 15, 1880, Page 198, Line 14, 23 years old, working as a farm laborer. Mother and Brother on same page line no's 21, and 22. Name was spelled Wiesmore.

4.  1892 New York State Census Township of Schroeppel, County of Oswego, page 10, line 17. Mother, brother Phillip, and sister Hattie. Name spelled Weismore.

5. 1910 New York Federal Census Township of Lincoln, County of Madison, Supervisor's dist. No. 13, Enumeration Dist. No. 21,  Sheet 5, line 33, Wife Edith and 3 Children (Leona, George, and Donald) also Brother-in-law with him. Living in the Warner District. Name spelled Wiesmore.

6. 1920 New York Federal Census Township of Lincoln, County of Madison,  Jan. 9, 1920. With Wife Edith and 6 children (Geroge, Donald, Doris, Stewart, Raymond, and Harold). Name was spelled Weismore. 

7. The spelling Weismore became the version used by Charles and his descendants.

More About CHARLES WEISMORE:
Burial: May 27, 1941, Clockville Cemetary, Clockville,  Madison Co., N.Y.

More About EDITH WILCOX:
Burial: 1953, Clockville Cemetary, Clockville,  Madison Co., N.Y.

 v. GEORGE WIESMORE, b. 1861.
 vi. JAMES S. WIESMORE, b. November 1866, Syracuse, Onondaga County New York; d. Unknown; m. EMMA, Unknown; b. September 1866; d. Unknown.

Notes for JAMES S. WIESMORE:
JAMES S. WEISMORE:

  BORN: NOVEMBER, 1866 ONONDAGA CO.

1. 1880 NEW YORK STATE FEDERAL CENSUS, The Town of Hastings, in the County of Oswego. June 15, 1880, Superv. Dist. No. 8 Enum. Dist. No. 239, Pg. 19, Line 22. Name spelled Wiesmore.

a: Was living with His mother Elizabeth, he was 13 years old.

2. 1900 NEW YORK STATE FEDERAL CENSUS, Town of Rome, in the city of Rome, ward 4, second Precinct. Name spelled Wiesmore.

a: Was living at Coonrod Road or Street with his wife Emma, three children Violet, Lula, James S., and mother Elizabeth. 

3. 1910 NEW York STATE FEDERAL CENSUS, Town of Rome, in the city of Rome, Ward 4,  Oswego Road, Supervisor's district no. 101, Enumeration district no. 84. Name spelled Weismore

a: Was living with wife Emma G., children Violet G., Lulu E., and mother Elizabeth.

More About JAMES S. WIESMORE:
Fact 3: June 12, 1900, Rail Road Laborer
RESIDENCE: June 12, 1900, RFD # 3 Rome, New York.

 vii. HATTIE WIESMORE, b. April 1881, Oswego County, New York; d. Unknown.

Notes for HATTIE WIESMORE:
HATTIE WIESMORE:

 BORN:  APRIL, 1881 OSWEGO CO. N. Y.

 1.  1892 NEW YORK STATE CENSUS, OSWEGO CO. SECOND ELECTION DISTRICT OF THE TOWN OF SCHROEPPEL.

a: Was living with Phillip Wiesmore, Elizabeth Wiesmore, and Charles Wiesmore. 11 Years old at the time. (Elizabeth would 'have been 52 years when giving birth to Hattie).

 2.  1900 UNITED STATES  FEDERAL CENSUS FOR THE STATE OF NEW YORK, ONEIDA CO.,Town of ROME, in the city of ROME.  JUNE 4, 1900, Sups. Dist. No. 13, Enum. Dist. No. 34, Sheet no. 4, line Page No. 11.

a: Was Living at 105 Stanwix street with another lady by the name of Lizzie Haselton. 19 Years old at the time.

 3.  1910 UNITED STATES FEDERAL CENSUS FOR THE STATE OF NEW YORK, ONEIDA CO., Town of ROME , in the city of ROME.  APRIL 16, 1910  Supv. Dist. No. 11, Enum Dist. No. 77, Sheet No. 4B, Ward No. 1.

a: Was living at 121 East Dominick Street as a Servant for N. K. White and his wife. 29 Years old at the time.

 4. 1920 UNITED STATES FEDERAL CENSUS FOR NEW YORK, ONEIDA CO., Town of ROME, in the city of Rome. JANUARY 5, 1920, Supv. Dist. No. 14, Enum. Dist. No. 92, Ward No. 14. 

More About HATTIE WIESMORE:
Fact 3: June 4, 1900, Servant
RESIDENCE: 1920, Lived in Rome New York10.
 

Endnotes

1.  George Wiesmore's Civil War Army and Pension Records.
2.  Death Certificate.
3.  George Wiesmore's Civil War Army and Pension Records.
4.  1880 Federal Census Town of Hastings, Oswego County, New York, page 12, Superv. District No. 8, enumeration District No. 239,  June 15, 1880.
5.  Death Certificate.
6.  Grave Stone Inscription.
7.  George Wiesmore's Civil War Army and Pension Records.
8.  DEATH CERTIFICATE
9.  Death Certificate.
10.  1920 Federal Census, Rome, Oneida Co. N. Y., Supervisor's District No. 14, Enumeration District No. 92, Ward 14.Enumerated on Jan. 5, 1920, At 121 East Dominick Street, Rome N. Y..


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