554. Hugh Bain KNICKERBOCKER was born on 7 Feb 1828 in South Argyle, Washington, NY. (12)(13) (32) He died on 3 May 1863 in Chancellorville, VA. (12)(33) (34) From: Bain Family of the Hudson Valley 1700-1900 by Mrs. Bernice Elizabeth Frields, 1973.
Extracted by: George Walker 24 February 1998

Hugh Bain5 Knickerbocker (Rachel4, Hugh3, James2, Hugh1, born 7 or 9 February 1828 in South Argyle, Washington Co., New York. He was a graduate of Union College, Schenectady, NY in 1852 (A. M. Frat: I. B. K.) After graduation, he went west and settled in Adams Township (Lockport P. O.), Carroll Co., IN where he owned a farm.

Hugh Bain Knickerbocker married on 2 April 1855 in Lockport, Mary Ann Small (born 26 January 1836 in IN.) daughter of James Small and Sarah Nelson, also former residents of Washington Co., NY who had settled much earlier in Carroll Co., IN.

Hugh Bain Knickerbocker served in the Union Army during the civil war of 1861-1864. His war record is recorded in family history as follows: In 1861 Hugh Bain Knickerbocker returned east to Albany, NY and joined the 43rd Regiment, Troop D, New York State Volunteers as a sergeant in Captain James C. Roger's Company F, under Colonel Frances L. Vinton.

Records of the Adjutant General's Office, Washington, D. C. show that Hugh Bain Knickerbocker enrolled 11 May 1862 at "Roper's Church" in the 43rd Regiment to serve the unexpired term of three years, and was mustered in as 2nd Lieutenant on that date.

On the Muster Roll of Company D, 43rd Regiment, for the months of May and June 1862 he was reported "promoted to Sergeant Major, 11 May 1862." On the roll of September and October, 1862, he was reported "promoted to 1st Lieutenant with rank from 17 July 1862."

On the Muster Roll for May and June 1863, he was reported as "Captain, Killed In Action, 3 May 1863." The affidavits contained in his widow's pension application say, "he was killed on the 3rd day of May, 1863, on the battlefield at Chancellorville by a ball passing through his head."

His widow, Mrs. Mary Ann Knickerbocker, age 27 and his two children, then only aged 7 and 4,continued to reside on the farm in Adams township and work out their living as best they could. Mary Ann Knickerbocker died 20 August 1880.

He was married to Mary Ann SMALL on 2 Apr 1855 in Lockport, Carroll, IN. (12)(35) (33) Mary Ann SMALL was born on 26 Jan 1836 in Indiana.(12) (36) (33) She died on 30 Aug 1880 in Adams Township, Carroll, IN. (12)(37) (33) Hugh Bain KNICKERBOCKER and Mary Ann SMALL had the following children:

child668 i. Sarah Jenet KNICKERBOCKER was born on 31 Jan 1856. (12)(38) (33)
child669 ii. John Hamilton KNICKERBOCKER was born on 14 Jun 1858. (12)(39) (33)

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