Loomis, William

Early Settler, Farmer, War of 1812 Veteran
Birth: November 9, 1793, Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts
Death: October 19, 1853, Vienna, Trumbull County, Ohio
Burial: Vienna Township Cemetery

Military Service: Twenty-one-year-old farmer William Loomis enlisted in the United States Army on March 30, 1814 for the duration of the War of 1812. He was described as 5' 11" tall, with blue eyes, brown hair, and a light complexion. He served in Captain David T. Welch's Company (37th Infantry) in Connecticut, at New London and at Fort Trumbull, and was discharged at New London on May 10, 1815.[1]

A digital image of pages on which William Loomis's name and information appear is available here: William Loomis Enlistment 1814.pdf

On December 1, 1815, William Loomis, then living in East Windsor, Connecticut, married Sallie M. Leamming (born June 14, 1797, in Barrington, Massachusetts) in Suffield, Connecticut.[2]

The couple and four of their children are listed in the 1850 Federal Census as living in Brookfield Township, Trumbull County, Ohio.


[1] Register of Enlistments in the U.S. Army, 1798-1914 (National Archives Microfilm Publication M233, 81 rolls); Records of the Adjutant General’s Office, 1780’s-1917, Record Group 94; National Archives, Washington, DC.
[2] Descendants of Joseph Loomis in America and His Antecedents in the Old World (N.P.: Elisha Scott Loomis, 1909) p. 243.
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Shirley Wajda,
Sep 26, 2014, 4:38 PM