Note for:   Lydia Sperry,   9 APR 1732 - 29 JAN 1810         Index
     Date:   20 AUG 1732
     Place:   First Congregational Society, New Haven, Conn.
     Place:   Woodbridge Graveyard (Milford Side)


Note for:   Sally Sperry,   11 APR 1770 - 29 APR 1847         Index
     Place:   Episcopal Graveyard, Bethany, Ct.


Note for:   Joseph Wilmont,   14 DEC 1733 -          Index
moved to Stamford, Ct.


Note for:   Fletcher Speary,   ABT. 1836 -          Index
The 1860 Pa. census show his father Samuel age 50 residing with him even though Samuel is also shown as head of household for his own family.


Note for:   Phoebe A. Speary,   ABT. 1837 -          Index
     Place:   Cherry Grove Cemetery, Nordmont, Sullivan Co., Pa.


Note for:   John W. Speary,   ABT. 1838 -          Index
1900 census shows him living alone on Railroad Street in Dushore, Sullivan County. Age 62 working as a carpenter.

Served as a private in the PA. Infantry with Company B of 84th Regiment Pa. Volunteer Infantry during the civil war.
Mustered in 12-11-61 with his brother Benjamin.

Eighty-fourth Infantry.-Cols., William G. Murray, Samuel M. Bowman; Lieut.-Cols., Thomas C. MacDowell, Walter Barrett, Thomas H. Craig, Milton Opp, George Zinn; Majs,. Walter Barrett, Thomas H. Craig, Milton Opp, George Zinn, Samuel Bryan. The 84th regiment, composed of men from the counties of Blair, Lycoming, Clearfield, Dauphin, Columbia' Cameron and Westmoreland, was recruited in the late summer and early fall of 1861. It rendezvoused first at Camp Crossman, Huntingdon, and afterwards at Camp Curtin, Harrisburg, where it was organized towards the close of October, and before the end of
the year all the men were mustered into the U. S. service for three years. On Dec. 31, 1861, it left for Hancock, Md., and on its arrival there on Jan. 2, 1862, crossed the Potomac and moved to Bath. Here it was confronted by the enemy under Stonewall Jackson and fell back to Hancock, moving thence to
Cumberland. During the remainder of the winter the command was posted along the Baltimore & Ohio railroad, but in March, it moved to Winchester, where it was heavily engaged as a part of the forces commanded by Gen. Shields. Its loss in the battle was 23 killed and 67 wounded out of 260 engaged. Col. Murray, Capt. Gallagher and Lieut. Reem were among the killed.
It served on provost duty at Berryville until May 2; skirmished on the 31st at Front Royal; was again engaged at Port Republic in June; then remained encamped at Alexandria until July, when under the commend of Col. Bowman it joined Pope's army, and was assigned to Carroll's brigade, Ricketts'
division, McDowell's corps. It was only slightly engaged at Cedar mountain, but fought bravely throughout the day at the second battle of Bull Run. Only a fragment of the regiment was fit for duty when it reached Washington, and on account of its reduced condition it remained at Arlington Heights during
the Antietam campaign. While here its ranks were filled by about 400 recruits and returning convalescents. At Fredericksburg it formed part of Gen. Whipple's independent division and with its brigade rendered conspicuous service during the battle. When Gen. Hooker took command of the army,
the 84th was assigned to the 2nd brigade (Col. Bowman), 3rd division (Gen. Whipple), 3rd corps (Gen. Sickles). Its losses were very heavy at the battle of Chancellorsville, being 219 out of 391 engaged. Despite its own heavy losses it succeeded in bringing off 33 prisoners. The 84th now became a part of
Gen. Carr's brigade of the 2nd corps. In the Gettysburg campaign it was detailed to guard the corps train and did not share in the great battle. In the Virginia campaign which ensued it was active at Wapping heights, Thoroughfare gap, Freeman's ford, Bristoe Station, Kelly's ford, Jacob's ford, Locust Grove and Mine run, and then went into winter quarters at Brandy Station. Many of the command reenlisted in Jan.,
1864, and were given a veteran furlough. It assisted in driving the enemy at Morton's ford, Va., in February, and shared with the 2nd corps in the almost constant fighting from the Wilderness to the James. Lieut-Col. Opp was mortally wounded at the Wilderness while bravely leading a charge, and
in a skirmish at Pleasant hill the gallant Lieut. Nixon, who saved the command from capture at Bull Run, was severely wounded. It shared in the siege of Petersburg until June 27, when it recrossed the James and took part in the action at Deep Bottom. It then reengaged in the work of the siege until
Aug. 14, when it was again in action at Deep Bottom and Strawberry Plains. Once more it returned to the work of the siege, was engaged at Yellow tavern, where Lieut.-Col. Zinn was severely wounded, and in October the original members, except veterans and recruits, were mustered out of service.
The others were organized as a battalion of four companies, which were consolidated on Jan. 13, 1865, with the 57th Pa. and served with that regiment until the end of the war. The battalion shared in the engagement of the 2nd corps at Hatcher's run in October, and was again engaged on the Weldon
railroad in December. The history of the battalion after its consolidation is the same as that of the 57th (q. v.). It was finally mustered out of service with that organization on June 29, 1865.

The Union Army, vol. 1
History of Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-1865. (PARoster) Published in 1870

Battles Fought

Culpeper Court House, VA.
Petersburg, VA.
January 5, 1862 at Hancock,MD.
March 23, 1862 at Winchester, VA.
May 26, 1862.
May 29, 1862.
June 9, 1862 at Port Republic, VA.
August 9, 1862 at Cedar Mountain, VA.
August 28, 1862 at Thoroughfare Gap, VA.
August 30, 1862 at 2nd Bull Run, VA.
December 13, 1862 at Fredericksburg, VA.
May 2, 1863 at Chancellorsville, VA.
May 3, 1863 at Chancellorsville, VA.
May 5, 1863 at Chancellorsville, VA.
November 27, 1863 at Mine Run, VA.
November 30,1863 at Mine Run, VA.
May 5, 1864 at Wilderness, VA.
May 6, 1864 at Wilderness, VA.
May 12, 1864 at Spotsylvania Court House, VA.
May 30, 1864.
June 1, 1864 at Cold Harbor, VA.
June 1, 1864 at Pleasant Hill, VA.
June 19, 1864 at Petersburg, VA.
August 15, 1864 at Deep Bottom Run, VA.
August 16, 1864 at Deep Bottom Run, VA.
October 1, 1864.
October 18, 1864.
October 27, 1864.

The Sullivan Review November 8th, 1883

A Post of the G. A. R. was instituted at this place on Saturday evening. At a meeting of the veteran soldiers of the late war held in Croll’s Hall, Saturday, Nov. 3rd, a Post of Grand Army of the Republic was organized, composed of sixteen members by Post Department Commander C. T. Hull, assisted by A. D. ALBERT of Post 68, Towanda; R. H. Richards of Post 72, New Albany, and Alexander Keefe, of Post 202, Athens. The utmost good feeling prevailed. The Post starts off with good prospects of success. The following were the officers installed for the present year:

Daniel Schoonover, Commander
Green Henley, G. V. C.
Alfred Cole, J. V. C.
E. N. Keller, Surgeon
Charles Schock, Chaplain
Jerry Deegan, Quartermaster
Robert Kshinka, Officer of the Day
Wiliam Mosier, Officer of the Guard
John Mosier, Adjutant
J. W. Sperry, Sergeant Major
James Thorpe, Q. M. Sergeant

The night of meeting was fixed at once a month

The Sullivan Review Jan. 16, 1896

G.A.R. installation: Regular meeting of Sullivan Post 388 installed the following officers for the coming year:
J. W. Speary, Commander
A. Cole, S. V. C.
Josiah Hembury, J. V. C.
John Mosier, Quartermaster
Henry C. Haley, Adjutant
William Junk, Surgeon
William Kisner, Chaplain
W. H. Williams, Q.M.S.
Josiah Sick, Sergeant of the Guard
A vote of thanks was extended to Swarts Post 72, New Albany, for their friendly visit; Commander Joseph HESTED was installing their officers.