Bouton, Wellington

From Helderberg Hilltowns of Albany County, NY


Wellington Boughton was born in Rensselaerville, Albany County, NY on June 1,1844. He was a son of Baldwin Bouton and Susanna Almy.[1]

Marriage & Children

He married in Westerlo at about 1873, Maryette, who was born in 1844, a daughter of Nicholas Knowles and Mary Youmans. They had no children.


Wellington worked as a farmer before he enlisted in the 7th Heavy Artillery Regt.[2]

Military Service

Residence: Rensselaerville[1]
Place of Birth: Rensselaerville[1]
Date of Birth: 1 June 1844[1]
Names of Parents: Baldwin (Bouton) and Susanna Almy[1]
Marital Status: Single[1]
Occupation: Farmer[1]
Term of Enlistment: 3 years[1]
Bounty Received: $50.00[1]
Enlistment Date: 8 Aug 1862[2]
Enlistment Place: Rensselaerville
Enlistment Rank: Private[2]
State Served: New York
Regiment: 7th Regiment NY Heavy Artillery
Company: Company K[2]
Wounded in Action at: Totopotomoy Creek, VA[2]
Wounded in Action on: 30 May 1864[2]
Muster Out Date: 17 Jun 1865[2]
Muster Out Place: (with unit)
Additional Remarks: Enlisted at age 19.[2] He was wounded in the left arm.[2]" In Battles of Wilderness, Spotsylvania, Cold Harbor, M___Station, Reams Station Tolupobomy creek, North Anna, before Petersburg. Mustered out with Regiment June 1865 (Still living) PO Address Rensselaer Ville Albany Co N.Y."[1]
Sources Used: Annual Report of the Adjutant-General of the State of New York for the year 1898; Keating, Robert, Carnival of Blood: The Civil War Ordeal of the Seventh New York Heavy Artillery, Published by Butternut and Blue, Baltimore, Md 1998; Town and City Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War


Wellington died in 1905 and is buried at the Medusa Cemetery. His wife was still living at age 75 in 1920.

Wellington Bouton Monument at Medusa Cemetery


Additional Research Notes

Additional Media

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


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