Tuesday, July 14, 2020

David A. Jameson, Union Soldier, buried 1864, Dunbarton, New Hampshire

It's Tombstone Tuesday!  This tombstone was photographed at the Center Cemetery, Dunbarton, New Hampshire.

In memory of
Son of Hugh & Harriet
In the Hospital at Baltimore, Md.
June 26, 1864 from wounds
REc'd in defence of his Country, June 6, 1864
A. 26 Yrs. 6 mos.
A soldier of 2d. Reg. sharp shooters, N.H.V.
Die for one's country
'Tis noble thus to die
God smiles on valiant soldier
Their record is on high

From the book The Jamesons in America 1647 – 1900: Genealogical Records and Memoranda, by Ephraim Orcutt Jameson, 1900, pages 254 - 355.

“No. 1687
Hugh Jameson, son of Daniel [1662] and Hannah (Burnham) Jameson, was born Aug. 4, 1811 in Dunbarton, N.H.  He married Sept. 1, 1835, Harriet Alexander, daughter of Dea. David and Martha (Cunningham) Alexander.  She was born Nov. 22, 1812 in Dunbarton, N.H. where they resided.  Mr. Jameson died May 5, 1866.

Their children were:
Abram [1792] b. Dec. 15, 1836. He died in childhood, May 30, 1839.
David Alexander [1793], b. Dec. 29, 1837. He died in the army June 26, 1864.
Oren Morse [1794]. B. Nov. 21, 1840. He died early in life, Nov. 27, 1863.
Harriet Maria [1795], b. Nov. 28, 1845, m. Eben B. Wells
Mary Elizabeth [1796], b. Feb. 1, 1853, m. Oct. 16, 1873, Luther F. Evans

Mr. Jameson was a successful farmer, and a very much respected Christian man.  He was constable and collector of taxes for the town in 1860.  The early deaths of two sons, one at home and the other in the army, were a great shock, and he died after a protracted illness, in the vigor of his manhood.

David A. Jameson was a Union soldier. He died June 6, 1864, in Patterson Park hospital, Baltimore, Md., from wounds received in battle.  Mrs. Jameson resides, 1900, in Dunbarton, N.H.  Her father, Dea. David Alexander, was a son of Robert Alexander.”

David Alexander Jameson enlisted on 22 October 1861, and mustered in on 26 November 1861 as a Private.  He was wounded on 6 June 1864 at Cold Harbor, Viriginia, and died of his wounds on 26 June 1864 at Baltimore, Maryland.   He served in the 2nd New Hampshire Volunteer Sharpshooters, Company F.


Cite/Link to this post:  Heather Wilkinson Rojo, "David A. Jameson, Union Soldier, buried 1864, Dunbarton, New Hampshire", Nutfield Genealogy, posted July 14, 2020, ( https://nutfieldgenealogy.blogspot.com/2020/07/david-jameson-union-soldier-buried-1864.html: accessed [access date]). 

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