Biography of Ransford C. Timmerman
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Timmerman, Ransford C., son of Jonas and Catharine (Cramer) Timmerman, was born April 15, 1840, at St. Johnsville, Herkimer County, N. Y. In 1849 he went to Jasper, Steuben County, N. Y., and was educated at the district schools of that place. He enlisted at Rome, N. Y., in Company 1, Eighty first Regiment New York Volunteers, on November 28, 1861, and went into the army of the Potomac with Gen. George B. McClellan in command. Participated in the Peninsular campaign, was taken sick at Yorktown, recovered and rejoined the regiment on McClellan's retreat from Fair Oaks. From there he went into South Carolina, under command of General Hunter, to join in the siege of Charleston, thence back to Newbern, N. C., where he took part in the Ternton raid, N. C., and the battle at Northwest Landing, Va. While there he reenlisted for three years or until the close of the war in the same company and regiment For a short time afterwards he was in the army of the James under General Butler, but was transferred, and was in the battle of Cold Harbor, Va., and on June 3, 1864, he lost his left arm. He was then sent to the hospital at Alexandria, Va., and from there to Fort Schuyler, East River, New York city, where he was mustered out October 26, 1864. He afterward spent one year in the quartermaster's department at Elmira. He came to this town in 1865 and has been engaged in farming and fruit growing. In politics he is a Republican. He is a member of Henry C. Lyon Post, No. 535, G. A. R. At Puitney, N. Y., November 7, 1865, he married Agnes E., daughter of John Mitchell, of Branchport, N. Y., and their children are Lee M. (deceased), Grace A. and Harold M.

From:
History of Yates County, N. Y.
with illustrations and biographical sketches
of some of its prominent men and pioneers.
Edited by: Lewis Cass Aldrich
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1892


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