Roach, Isaac Jonathan

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Birth

Isaac J. Roach was born August 27, 1837 in Knox, Albany Co, NY to John Roach (B. abt 1804, D. unk) and Phebe Duel (B. abt 1803, D. unk).[1][2] He was one of five children.[1] His siblings were:

  • Robert D. Roach
  • Jeremiah Roach
  • Adaline Roach
  • Francis M. Roach

Marriage & Children

Life

Isaac was a member of the Methodist Church in Knox.[2]

Military Service

Name: Isaac Jonathan Roach [3]
Residence: Knox, New York[3]
Place of Birth: Knox, New York[3]
Date of Birth: 27 Aug 1837 [3]
Names of Parents: John (Roach) and Phebe Duel [3]
Marital Status: Single[3]
Occupation: Farmer[3]
Enlistment Date: 19 Aug 1861
Enlistment Place: Albany, New York [4] or Knox[3]
Enlistment Rank: Corporal
State Served: New York
Regiment: 44th Infantry
Company: Company F
Place of Death: Camp Butterfield, Hall’s Hill, VA[3]
Date of Death: 29 Dec 1861
Cause of Death: Typhoid Fever [3]
Place of Burial: Knox, Albany Co., NY [3]
Additional Remarks: Isaac enlisted at the age of 23[4] as a Corporal in Co. F of the 44th NY Regiment. After his death his mother Phebe applied for his Civil War pension. "After being in service nearly three months, died of Typhoid fever at Camp Butterfeler Dec 29, 1861. VA. Remains buried in Knox, N.Y." [3]
Sources Used: Ancestry.com, American Civil War Soldiers; Heroes of Albany; Annual Report of the Adjutant-General of the State of NY for the year 1900; Civil War Pension Index, Ancestry.com; Town and City Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War

Death

Issac J. Roach - Died in defence of his country - Dec 29, 1861 aged 22 years 4? months 2 days (1827-1861), 1st Corp. Co.F.I. 44th N.Y.V. - by Dan Driscoll.


Isaac became ill with typhoid fever in late 1861 while stationed at Camp Butterfield in Hall's Hill, Va. He was taken to the hospital on a Friday and initially his condition improved however he then deteriorated. He died on December 29, 1861. His remains were returned to his family and he was buried in Knox. The exact location of his burial site is unknown.

Buried in Lee's Church Cemetery on Knox Cave Road by Beebe Road: Issac J. Roach - Died in defence of his country - Dec 29, 1861 aged 22 years 4? months 2 days (1827-1861), 1st Corp. Co.F.I. 44th N.Y.V. - by Dan Driscoll.

Obituary

Additional Research Notes

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

New York, Town Clerks' Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War, ca 1861-1865 about Jonath Roach[5]
Name: Jonath Roach
Birth Date: 27 Aug 1837
Birth Place: Knox, Albany Co, New York
Father: John Roach
Mother: Phebe Duel
Residence Place: Knox
Enlistment Date: 1861
Enlistment Location: Knox, Albany, New York
Regiment: 44th Regiment
Company: F
Rank: Sergeant
Race: White
Marital Status: Single

After being in service nearly three months, died of Typhoid fever at Camp Butterfeler Dec 29, 1861. VA. Remains buried in Knox, N.Y

New York, Civil War Muster Roll Abstracts, 1861-1900|New York, Civil War Muster Roll Abstracts, 1861-1900

Knox - Isaac Jonathan Roach - Muster Roll

New York, Civil War Muster Roll Abstracts, 1861-1900 about Isaac J Roach[5]
Name: Isaac J Roach
Age: 23
Birth Year: abt 1838
Birth Place: Knox, New York
Enlistment Year: 1861
Enlistment Location: Albany, New York
Muster Year: 1861
Separation Details: Died
Separation Date: 29 Dec 1861

Civil War Record Summaries

U.S. Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles about Isaac J Roach[5]
Name: Isaac J Roach
Age at enlistment: 23
Enlistment Date: 19 Aug 1861
Rank at enlistment: Corporal
Enlistment Place: Albany, NY
State Served: New York
Survived the War?: No
Service Record: Enlisted in Company F, New York 44th Infantry Regiment on 06 Sep 1861.
Mustered out on 29 Dec 1861 at Hall's Hill, VA.
Birth Date: abt 1838
Sources: New York: Report of the Adjutant-General

American Civil War Soldiers about Isaac Roach[5]
Name: Isaac Roach
Enlistment Date: 19 Aug 1861
Enlistment Place: Albany, New York
Side Served: Union
State Served: New York
Service Record: Enlisted as a Corporal on 19 August 1861 at the age of 23.
Enlisted in Company F, 44th Infantry Regiment New York on 6 Sep 1861.
Died of disease Company F, 44th Infantry Regiment New York on 29 Dec 1861 at Hall's Hill, VA.
Sources: 14

U.S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865 about Isaac J. Roach[5]
Name: Isaac J. Roach
Side: Union
Regiment State/Origin: New York
Regiment Name: 44 N.Y. Infantry.
Regiment Name Expanded: 44th Regiment, New York Infantry
Company: F
Rank In: Corporal
Rank In Expanded: Corporal
Rank Out: Corporal
Rank Out Expanded: Corporal
Film Number: M551 roll 118

Annual Report of the Adjutant-General of the State of New York for the Year 1900|Annual Report of the Adjutant-General of the State of New York for the Year 1900 - 44th

44th NY Infantry
ROACH, ISAAC J. - Age 23 years Enlisted August 19 1861 at Albany to serve three years mustered in as corporal Co F September 6 1861 died of typhoid fever December 29 1861 at Hall's Hill Va

History of the County of Albany|History of the County of Albany]] - Tenney and Howell

Knox - Isaac Jonathan Roach, sergeant,. Forty-fourth Regiment, Company F ; enlisted and mustered in 1861; served nearly three months, and died December 29, 1861, at Camp Butterfield, Va., of typhus fever; is buried in Knox.

Heroes of Albany|Heroes of Albany

Census Records

1850 United States Federal Census about Isaac Roach[5]

Name: Isaac Roach
Age: 13
Birth Year: abt 1837
Birthplace: New York
Home in 1850: Knox, Albany, New York
Gender: Male
Family Number: 315
Household Members:
Name Age
John Roach 46
Phebe Roach 47
Adaline Roach 20
Jeremiah Roach 18
Robert Roach 15
Isaac Roach 13
Frances Roach 8
Mary Duel 84

1860 United States Federal Census about Isaac Roach[5]

Name: Isaac Roach
Age in 1860: 22
Birth Year: abt 1838
Birthplace: New York
Home in 1860: Albany Ward 7, Albany, New York
Gender: Male
Post Office: Albany
Value of real estate: View image
Household Members:
Name Age
Hiram Holden 60
Mary M Whise 39
Isaac Roach 22
Robert Roach 24

Additional Media

U.S., Registers of Deaths of Volunteers, 1861-1865 about Isaac J Roach[5]
Name: Isaac J Roach
Death Date: 29 Dec 1861
Death Place: Regimental Hospital
Enlistment State: New York
Rank: Corporal
Company: F
Regiment: 44 Inf
Box Number: 38

Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 Bernehistory.org
  2. 2.0 2.1 Clark, Rufus Wheelwright, "Heroes of Albany; A memorial of the Patriot-martyrs of the City and County", 1867, page 665-668.
  3. 3.00 3.01 3.02 3.03 3.04 3.05 3.06 3.07 3.08 3.09 3.10 3.11 Town and City Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War
  4. 4.0 4.1 Ancestry Military Databases
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.6 5.7 www.Ancestry.com