Baldwin, Harvey

From Helderberg Hilltowns of Albany County, NY


Harvey was born in Delaware County,N.Y. in May 1845[1]or March 31, 1842 [2]in the Berne[1] area, to Hiram Baldwin and Sabrina Owen[1]. He was the adopted son of Ephraim and Phebe Peasley and appeared in the 1855 census for Berne with his name listed as Harvey Augustus Peasley.

Marriage & Children

He married Fannie Bush at about 1867 and had the following known children:

  • Inez Baldwin[3]
  • Helen Baldwin[3]


Harvey was working as a farm laborer in 1860.[4] When he enlisted in the Civil War, he was recorded as a farmer.[1]

Military Service

Residence at Enlistment: Berne[1]
Place of Birth: Rensselaerville[1]
Date of Birth: May 1845[1]
Names of Parents: Hiram (Baldwin) and Sabrina Owen[1]
Marital Status: Single[1]
Occupation: Farmer[1]
Term of Enlistment: 3 years[1]
Residence: Rensselaerville[1]
Enlistment Date: 12 Aug 1862 or 18 Aug 1862[5]
Enlistment Place: Rensselaerville[1]
Enlistment Rank: Private[5]
State Served: New York
Regiment: 7th Regiment NY Heavy Artillery or 113th[5]
Company: Company K[5]
Promotion Date: 12 May 1864
Promotion Rank: 1st Lieutenant[5], Co. U, 39th Infantry Reg. for promotion
Discharged on: 12 May 1864 or 6 May 1864[5]
Discharged for: By reason of promotion to 39th Infantry
Discharged at: Fort Reno, Washington, DC
Service Length: 1 year 8 months 18 days[5]
Additional Remarks: Enlisted at the age of 21.[6] "Discharged May 0th 1864 for physical disability. PO Address Rensselaerville Albany Co N.Y."[1]
Sources Used:, 1900 US Federal Census,; Annual Report of the Adjutant-General of the State of New York for the year 1898; Town and City Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War; 1890 US Veterans Census Durham, Greene Co, NY


In 1850, when he was eight years old, he appears on the U.S. Census living with Ephraim Peasley (B. Oct 11, 1801, D. Mar 31, 1880) and his wife, Phebe Baker (B. Dec 9, 1804, D. Nov 10, 1866).[7][8] His connection with the Peasleys is unknown. A decade later Harvey was still living with them but he was recorded as a servant.[4]

In 1890 Harvey was recorded in the US Veterans Census living in Durham, Greene County, NY.[5] This confirms his Civil War Service and records that he had chronic diarrhea as a result of his service and that he was "unfit for duty until ?".[5]

In 1900 he was recorded as an inmate at the New York State Soldiers Home in Bath, Steuben County, NY, where he was healthy enough to be working as the assistant librarian.[9] In this census his birth date was incorrectly recorded as Oct 1838.


A burial record transcription for Stonebridge Cemetery, Durham, Greene County, NY.[10]
Harvey A. Baldwin, b. March 31, 1842, d June 15, 1894, Private of Co. K. 113 Regt NY Vols
Fannie L. Bush, his wife, b. August 3, 1843, d. March 29, 1893


Additional Research Notes

Additional Media

Town and City Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War


  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 Town and City Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War
  2. Tracing Your Roots in Greene County,
  3. 3.0 3.1 1870 Census, Durham, Greene Co., NY
  4. 4.0 4.1 1860 US Census, Berne, Albany Co, NY
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.6 5.7 5.8 1890 US Veterans Census, Durham, Greene Co, NY
  6. Ancestry Military Databases
  7. 1850 US Census, Berne, Albany Co, NY
  9. 1900 US Census, Bath, Steuben Co, NY
  10. Tracing Your Roots In Greene County,