Maher, William

From Helderberg Hilltowns of Albany County, NY


William Mahar was born in Westerlo on May 12, 1821 a son of Patrick Mahar and Phebe Ten Eyck. He was a brother to John Maher who also served in the Civil War.

Marriage & Children

William married Ann ____, who was born in Ireland in about 1841, at about 1869 and lived in Westerlo.[1] William and Ann had the following children:

  • Mary F. Maher was born at about 1870 in Westerlo[1]
  • William I. Maher was born at about 1873 in Westerlo[1]

Military Service

Residence at Enlistment: Westerlo[2]
Place of Birth: Westerlo, NY[2]
Date of Birth: 12 May 1821[2]
Names of Parents: Patrick (Maher) and Phebe Ten Eyck[2]
Marital Status: Single[2]
Occupation: Farmer[2]
Term of Enlistment: 3 years[2]
Bounty Received: None[2]
Enlistment Date: 3 Sept 1864[3]
Enlistment Place: Tomkinsville[3]
Enlistment Rank: Private
State Served: New York
Regiment: 7th Regiment NY Heavy Artillery[3]
Company: Company K
Promotion Date: 16 June 1865[3]
Promotion Rank: Sergeant[3]
Transferred: Company D, 30 June 1865
Muster Out Date: 1 Aug 1865[3]
Muster Out Place: Baltimore, MD[3]
Additional Remarks: "Promoted to 1st Sergt June 1st 1864 Was in no battles, was in front of Petersburg from th 18th of Sept 1864 to the 22nd of Feb 1865 was then relieved by the 91st Reg. went to Fort McHenry, M.D. did garrison duty while there. Discharged Aug 11th, 1865. P.O. Address Westerlo Albany Co N.Y."[2]

Born Westerlo, Age 28, Farmer, Blue eyes, Dark hair, Dark complexion, 5'5-1/2" tall.[4]

Sources Used: Town and City Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War; Annual Report of the Adjutant-General of the State of NY for the year 1898


William died on August 10, 1874 at age 54 in the town of Westerlo. He was struck by lightning. [1]


Additional Research Notes

Additional Media

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


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1875 Census, Westerlo, Albany Co., NY
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 Town and City Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 Annual Report of the Adjutant-General
  4. NY Civil War Muster Roll Abstracts, Military databases