Lorenzo Dow Wilbur

Lorenzo Dow WILBUR is my first cousin four times removed; we are related through his grandparents David Ross and Olive (MOORE) HOPKINS.  Lorenzo was born to Lyman Moses and Emily (HOPKINS) WILBUR, 24 August 1833 in Eastbrook, Maine, their oldest of eleven children.  He was enumerated with his parents in the 1850 census taken in Eastbrook, Maine.[1]  Lorenzo married my second great aunt, his first cousin, Adelia A (Delia) HOPKINS, 5 September 1858 in Ellsworth, Maine.  Lorenzo and Delia had eight children:  Leslie Atwood, Francis Melvin, Henry Willis, Grace, Ellen M., unnamed child, Lorenzo Irving, and Ruth Bettina.  Lorenzo was a farmer, and a saw mill worker.  Lorenzo served in the Civil War Union Company I, Maine 17th Infantry Regiment.[2]  His unit was in the Battle at Chancellorsville, VA, Gettysburg, PA, Orange Grove, VA, Wilderness, VA, Spotsylvania Court House, VA, North Anna River, VA and Cold Harbor, VA before he was released.   He was enumerated in the 1870 and 1880 and 1900 censuses taken in Ellsworth, Maine.[3]  He died 1 August 1900 of organic valvular disease in Bangor, Maine.[4]  He is burred in Greenwood Cemetery in Ellsworth.[5]


[1] 1850 U.S. census, Hancock County, Maine, population schedule, Eastbrook, 496 (written), dwelling 8, family 8, Lyman Wilbur; NARA microfilm publication M432, 255.

[2] National Park Service, “U.S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865,” online database, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (HTTP://ancestry.com : online 8 August 2013), Lorenzo D. Wilbur; citing film #M543, roll #23.  “U.S., Civil War Draft Registrations Records, 1863-1865,” images online, National Archives, Ancestry.com (HTTP://ancestry.com : online 8 August 2013), Lorenzo D. Wilbur; citing Consolidated Lists of Civil War Draft Registrations: Provost Marshal General’s Bureau: Consolidate Enrollment Lists, 1863-1865, E-172: NM-65: Vol. 2 of 6.  Historical Data Systems of Kingston, MA, “U.S. Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles, 1861-1865,” database, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (Ancestry.com : online 8 August 2013), Lorenzo D. Wilbur; citing Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Maine.

[3] Lorenzo D. Wilbur, 1870 U.S. census, Hancock County, Maine, population schedule, Ellsworth, 526 (stamped, page 129, dwelling 975, family 975; microfilm M593, 544.  1880 U.S. census, Hancock County, Maine, population schedule, Ellsworth, Enumeration District (ED) 143, page 46 B, dwelling 429, family 481, Lorenzo D. Wilbur; NARA microfilm publication T9, 489.  Soural [Lorenzo] Wilbur, 1900 U.S. census, Hancock County, Maine, population schedule, Ellsworth, 165 (stamped), sheet 23A, Enumeration District (ED) 55, dwelling 419, family 431; microfilm T623, 593.

[4] “Maine, Death Records, 1617-1922,” copy of old death records, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (HTTP://ancestry.com : online 8 August 2013), Lorenzo D. Wilbur.

[5] Find A Grave, Find A Grave, online images (www.findagrave.com : online 8 August 2013), Lorenzo D. Wilbur.

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