Biography of Thomas W. Vincent
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THOMAS W. VINCENT, son of Levi and Evalina (Sniffin) Vincent, was born September 14. 1811, in Albany county. He married Abbie Jane Rockwell and they had eight children, three now living: Ambrose P., born April 12, 1842. He enlisted, in Company I, 109th N. Y. Vols., was made corporal and was killed at Spottsylvania, May 12, 1864. Sarah A., born February 21, 1834, married first, James Aldrich. They had one son, Vincent, now a teacher in New York city Institute. She married second, Oscar Elliott of Rome, Pa. Emaline died young. Phebe Jane, born March 25, 1840, married Andrew J. Towner. Mrs. Calvin Vincent, daughter of Chauncey Perry, died April 19, 1869. Mr. Calvin L. Vincent married for his second wife, Viola A., daughter of William and Esther (Hemstraught) Tilbury, April 8, 1871. They have two children; Charles W., born August 5, 1875, Truman A., born August 4, 1882. Mr. Vincent enlisted in Co. I, 109th N. Y. Vols., in 1863, was transferred to Co. A, 22d Veteran Reserve Corps and was discharged August 5, 1865. Calvin L. and Ambrose enlisted in the same company. The 109th regiment was assigned to the 1st brigade, 3rd (and later 1st) division, 9th corps, army of the Potomac, and participated in the following historic engagements: Wilderness, Va., Spottsylvatha, North Anna, Tolopotomy, Cold Harbor, Petersburg (including assault June 16-19). Mine explosion, July 30, 1864, Weldon Railroad, Poplar Springs, Hatcher's Bun, Fort Stedman and the fall of Petersburg, April 2, 1865. The regiment suffered heavily in killed and wounded. Mr. Vincent was in all this brilliant service of the regiment except six months passed in the hospital at York, Pa. He was honorably discharged August 5, 1865.

From:
OUR COUNTY AND ITS PEOPLE
A MEMORIAL HISOTRY OF TIOGA COUNTY
NEW YORK
EDITED BY: LEROY W. KINGMAN
W. A. FERGUSSON & CO. ELMIRA, N. Y., 189?


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