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James Hartley Lamson

Birth: 26 Feb 1829, Lysander, Onondaga, NY

Death: abt 1877

Occupation: Peddler

Father: John Hartley LAMSON (1795-1850)

Mother: Mary PALMER (1795-1872)

Marriage: 1865

Other spouses: Lucretia Jane PAYNE, Mary UNKNOWN


Lucy Ann BRASSFIELD (My maternal g grandmother)

Birth: 1 Feb 1842, Grundy County, MO

Death: 3 Feb 1927, Umatilla County, OR (probably)

Father: Major Othnal Minter BRASSFIELD (1811-1896)

Mother: Jane SPLAWN (1818->1870)

Other spouses: Alexander D. "Elick" USHER, Thomas RYAN, Robert J. SMITH


1 F: Cora Maybelle LAMSON

Birth: 18 Jun 1866, St. Paul, Ramsey County, MN

Death: 28 Jun 1949, Tacoma, WA

Spouse: John Wilson BRASSFIELD

Marriage: 4 Oct 1885, Weston, Umatilla County, OR

2 M: Phelan Leroy "Phil" LAMSON

Birth: 20 Mar 1873, Goldfield, IA

Death: 21 Jun 1946, Wilsall, Gallatin County MT

Spouse: Eliza A. "Liza" COOK

Marriage: 31 Dec 1902, Bozeman MT

3 F: Sara Jane "Minnie Maud Sibbets" LAMSON

Birth: 15 May 1877, Near Fort Kearny, NE

Death: 29 May 1959, Tacoma, WA

Notes for James Hartley LAMSON

U.S. Census  > 1870 U.S. Federal Census > Minnesota > Meeker > Collinwood

U.S. Census > 1860 > New York >Onondaga >Lysander > image: 19  of 119   

Name Type Section Sect Township Range Meridian Acres Price Total Date Month Date Day Date Year Reside Volume Page Blank SocStatID Corr-Tag LAMSON JAMES H FD E2LOT2NE 33 38N 05E 3 4963 00000 0000000 March 02 1849 000 683 171 W 093981

Event: Military 24 SEP 1861 Albany, New York - enlisted Co. A-18th NY Infantry Organized at Albany, N.Y., and mustered in May 17, 1861. Left State for Washington, D.C., June 19. Attached to Davies' Brigade, Miles' Division, McDowell's Army of Northeast Virginia, June to August, 1861. Franklin's Brigade, Division of the Potomac, to October, 1861. Newton's Brigade, Franklin's Division, Army of the Potomac, to March, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 1st Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to May, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 6th Army Corps, to May, 1863.

Lamson, James

Age 24 years. Enlisted September 24, 1861, at Albany. Mustered in as private Co. A, September 24, 1861, to serve two years. Detached on western gunboat service. No further record.

SERVICE.--Reconnaissance on Fairfax Road July 14, 1861. Advance on Manassas, Va., July 16-21. Fairfax Court House July 17. Battle of Bull Run July 21. Duty in the Defenses of Washington, D.C., until March, 1862. Skirmish at Springfield Station October 3, 1861. Advance on Manassas, Va., March 10-15, 1862. McDowell's advance on Fredericksburg, Va., April 4-12. Ordered to the Virginia Peninsula April 22. Siege of Yorktown April 24-May 4 (on transports). West Point May 7-8. Seven days before Richmond June 25-July 1. Gaines Mill June 27. White Oak Swamp and Glendale June 30. Malvern Hill July 1. At Harrison's Landing until August 16. Movement to Fortress Monroe, thence to Centreville August 16-28. In works at Centreville August 29-31. Cover Pope's retreat to Fairfax Court House September 1. Maryland Campaign September 6-22. Crampton's Pass, South Mountain, September 14. Battle of Antietam September 16-17. Duty in Maryland until October 30. Movement to Falmouth, Va., October 30-November 19. Battle of Fredericksburg, Va., December 12-15. "Mud March" January 20-24, 1863. At Falmouth until April. Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6. Operations at Franklin's Crossing April 29-May 2. Maryes Heights, Fredericksburg, May 3. Salem Heights May 3-4. Banks' Ford May 4. Three years men transferred to 121st Regiment New York Infantry May 11. Regiment moved to New York May 16, and mustered out May 28, 1863, expiration of term. Regiment lost during service 4 Officers and 34 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 32 Enlisted men by disease. Total 71. James H. Lamson served on the gunboat Pittsburgh, the last of the seven ironclads to be built for service out west.

John: I have written to the town historian of Lysander in an attempt to get more information on James H. and John H. Lamson. My experience with town historians and town clerks in the past have been notable failures so I'll have to wait and see on that. The dates I gave you before are all I have and all firm. Here is everything else I have on James H. On june 25, 1850 he succeeded his father as postmaster of Lysander and served until October 22, 1852. In 1853 his father's real estate was sold at auction with the proceeds going to creditors. John H. had owned a "railroad hotel". I have always assumed this was not good news for James H. In the 1855 State census James H. is still living with his family in Lysander. After that I have no firm information on James H. I have a date of death of 1862 for James. However this is undocumented. It came from a greataunt who was a school teacher, member of the DAR, who spent a lot of time and travel doing genealogy. Regardless, it is still without documentation. As to his wife, Lucretia Jane Paine, I found her living with her son in law by 1870. I am going to have to check the 1865 State census to see if I can find her. She lived with her son in law and his wife (Mary Louisa Lamson Wilburn) until her death in 1907 in Rochester NY. Could these two James be the same person? 'My' James would have been 36 in1865 and 48 in 1877 so I guess it's possible. It would make a wild story! Do you have any info that fits, or contradicts, this? If I learn more I will let you know. Tom

Hello John:


A researcher at the McLeod County Historical Society in Hutchinson finished searching the Hutchinson Enterprise for the years 1876-1877 for me.  She found no Lamson names.  This is the earliest newspaper they have.


However, I did find in our rather limited Hutchinson Township records of 1856-1871, the name J. H. Lamson in the "Orders Issued" list.  It is dated Feb. 19 but doesn't state the year.  It is listed as No. 42 with the amount as $4.50.  I really don't know what "Orders Issued" is, but I am guessing that he did some work for the Township of Hutchinson,  As I told you previously, Hutchinson Township is located directly below Collinwood township but is in McLeod County, not Meeker County.

 U.S. Census > 1850 United States Federal Census > New York > Onondaga > Lysander

Shown as Hartley Lamson w/wife Lucretia and son William (one year).

I also found in The Meeker County News, Litchfield, Minnesota, the following item:  Collinwood - Jan. 26, 1871, J. H. Lampson Wagon Shop was advertised.


I'm afraid I will have to close this file now, since I feel I have covered as many of the areas as I could.  If I ever come across that name again, I'm sure I will remember it and will let you know if I find anything else.


Jeanette Servin, Researcher for Dassel Area Historical Society

Notes for Lucy Ann BRASSFIELD

Census > U.S. Census > 1850 United States Federal Census > Iowa > Boone > Not Stated

Lucianna, shown as 8 years old, so was born in about 1842. Living with her father and step-mother, Matilda White Barnes. Also shown are George, age 14 and Tollman, age 10. All three born in MO.

In 1850 they lived next to the Tollmans, including Corilla, Tolman Brassfield’s future wife.

1856 Wright County, Iowa Census Liberty Twp

1103 6

USHER Alexander 22 Ohio Farmer 13

USHER Lucy Ann 16 Missouri 8

U.S. Census  > 1870 U.S. Federal Census > Minnesota > Meeker > Collinwood

Birthdates as early as 1836. Birthplace often shown as TN.

Also known as: Lucy, Lucy Anna, Luciana, Lucianna (1850 census), Louisiana. Lived in Meacham, Oregon with Ryan marriage. Court records in Wright Co. Iowa shows Lucy A Ryan, age about 50 years as heir at law of O.M. Brassfield and living at Weston, Oregon on February 10, 1886, lived at Meacham, Oregon in October. Not in Weston Census in 1900. Also no other Brassfields (only John W. and family)

“The major find shown below (among other finds) was noted by Francine White”

Hi John,

Have you seen the following...

1880 Blue Mountain,Umatilla Co.,Oregon. image 26 of 52

Thomas RYAN,46,farmer,b.Ireland, Ireland,Ireland

Lucy (wife),40,Keeping house,b.Mo.,Mo,Mo.

Cora RYAN (step-dau),13,b.Mn,N.Y.,Mo.

Phelan RYAN,(step-son),6,b.Ia,N.Y.,Mo.

Jane RYAN,(dau.),3,b.Idaho,Ireland,Mo.

This would be Lucy BRASSFIELD,daughter of Othnal Minter


Lucy, was in Umatilla County, at least until 1896.

Thanks once again for the pictures.


I did a search for Umatilla, 03 Jun 1909 in the Oregon Marriage Index and

there were only two men married for that date. Jack Moore and Robert J.


1900 > Oregon > BAKER > PARKER PCT  Series: T623  Roll: 1345   Page: 163  

RYE LUCY  56 F W TN OR BAKER PARKER PCT 1900 (probably Lucy Ryan).

June 5, 1900

U.S. Census > 1900 United States Federal Census > Oregon > Baker > Parker > District 181

1900 U.S. Census • Oregon • Baker • All Townships • ED# 181

Lucy Ryan (transcribed as Rye, Ancestry image undoubtedly shows RYAN) shown as a cook in the household of Peter Peterson and family. U.S. Census > 1900 > Oregon >Baker County >Parker Precinct   image: 2 of 11. Shows birth as February of 1844. Divorced.

Household of Peter Peterson, age 39 born Denmark

Minnie Peterson, age 35, (1864) born Germany

Anna, Daughter, age 16 (May 1884), born Nevada

Thomas H., Son, age 14 (April 1886), born 1886, Oregon

William J., Son, age 12 , born 1888, Oregon

Lena G?, Daughter, age 10, born 1890, Oregon

Bessie M., Daughter, age 8 (February), born 1892, Oregon

1900 United States Federal Census > Oregon > Baker > Parker > District 181

I have not yet found out when Lucy died or where she is buried. She may be the one that married Robert J. Clark in 1909.

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