Private Caleb J. Pinkham, Company K.


CALEB J. PINKHAM (CALEB1)9 was born July 10, 1845 in Geauga County, Ohio, and died June 22, 1926 in Mille Lacs County, Minnesota. He married (1) ELVIRA WHITNEY10 November 01, 1866 in Princeton, Mille Lacs County, Minnesota. She was born December 24, 1832 in Burns, Alleghany County, New York11, and died January 31, 1906 in Princeton, Mille Lacs County, Minnesota11. He married (2) GRACE 1912 in Minnesota. She was born Abt. 1886 in Minnesota.

Notes for CALEB J. PINKHAM:

1850 Federal Census for Munson Township, Geauga County, Ohio.
Caleb was 5 and attending school in the area.

1860 Federal Census for Rolling Ground P.O., Clayton Township, Crawford County, Wisconsin.
Caleb was 15 and attending school in the area.

Enlisted in Marietta, Wisconsin in 1861 for the Wisconsin Volunteers. Mustered into Company K, 12th Infantry Regiment in Madison, Wisconsin on October 13, 1861. Laid up in a hospital in Lawrence, Kansas in April, 1862. Re-enlisted December 28, 1863 at Natchez, Mississippi. Regimental records show his company fought at Natchez, Mississippi; General Sherman's raid through Mississippi; Siege of Vicksburg, Mississippi; Meridian Expedition with General Sherman; back to Madison, Wisconsin on furlough; Marched with Sherman from Clifton, Tennessee to Ackworth, Georgia; Battle of Kennesaw Mountain, Georgia; Battles at Bald Hills, Northern Atlanta, Nickajack, Lovejoy Station,and Zenoborough; Sherman's March to the Sea; Marched through South Carolina and North Carolina to the Battle of Pocciitatigio and Orangeburgh; the surrender of Johnson and his army. Regiment marched to Washington and on to Loiusville, Kentucky where they were discharged July 16, 1865.

(Records from the National Archives, Washington, D.C. and Regimental Records held by the Wisconsin State Historical Society, Madison, Wisconsin)

Marriage Certificate for marriage to Elvira ? Slater can be found with county records in Mille Lacs County, Minnesota.

1870 Federal Census for Princeton, Mille Lacs County, Minnesota.
Caleb was married by this time and farming in the Princeton area.

1880 Federal Census for Princeton, Mille Lacs County, Minnesota.
Caleb was farming in the area at this time.

1890 Special Schedule for Surviving Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines, and Widows, ETC for Mille Lacs County, Minnesota.
Caleb's disability is listed as pleurisy.

1900 Federal Census for Princeton Township, Mille Lacs County, Minnesota.
Caleb was still farming in the Princeton area. His farmed was owned free and clear.

1920 Federal Census for Minneapolis City, Hennepin County, Minnesota.
Caleb had remarried by this time and was living at 2837 S. Second Avenue. He was employed as a coffee salesman.

According to cemetery records for Mille Lacs County, Minnesota, Caleb is buried at the Oak Knoll Cemetery, Princeton, Mille Lacs County, Minnesota.

More About CALEB J. PINKHAM:
Medical Information: Grey eyes Light hair light complexion

Notes for ELVIRA WHITNEY:
Marriage certificate for marriage to Caleb Pinkham obtained from county records in Mille Lacs County, Minnesota.

1870 federal census for Princeton P.O., Mille Lacs County, Minnesota.
1880 Federal Census for Princeton, Mille Lacs County, Minnesota.
Elvira's son from her first marriage, D.C. Slater, is living with Caleb, Elvira and their family at this time.
1900 Federal Census for Princeton Township, Mille Lacs County, Minnesota.

Cemetery records for Mille Lacs County, Minnesota show that Elvira is buried at Oak Knoll Cemetery, Princeton, Mille Lacs County, Minnesota. She lies beside her second husband, Caleb Pinkham.

More About CALEB PINKHAM and ELVIRA WHITNEY:
Marriage: November 01, 1866, Princeton, Mille Lacs County, Minnesota

Notes for GRACE:
1920 Federal Census for Minneapolis City, Hennepin County, Minnesota.

More About CALEB PINKHAM and GRACE:
Marriage: 1912, Minnesota

Children of CALEB PINKHAM and ELVIRA WHITNEY are:
i. HARRIETT3 PINKHAM, b. Abt. 1867, Mille Lacs County, Minnesota.
ii. MELINDA PINKHAM, b. Abt. 1872, Mille Lacs County, Minnesota; m. ERNEST E. WOODWARD, May 13, 1899, Princeton, Mille Lacs County, Minnesota.

More About ERNEST WOODWARD and MELINDA PINKHAM:
Marriage: May 13, 1899, Princeton, Mille Lacs County, Minnesota
iii. JESSIE PINKHAM, b. Abt. 1876, Minnesota; d. September 15, 1893, Mille Lacs County, Minnesota.

Children of CALEB PINKHAM and GRACE are:
iv. EDITH A.3 PINKHAM, b. Abt. 1913.
v. GRACE A. PINKHAM, b. April 1916.
vi. CALEB A. PINKHAM, b. April 1919.

Information by: Ronald Kevin O'Rourke