Our Family Genealogy Pages

Home Page  |  What's New  |  Photos  |  Histories  |  Headstones  |  Reports  |  Surnames
Search
First Name:


Last Name:



Newton Spalding Manross[1]

Male 1825 - 1862  (37 years)


Personal Information    |    Sources    |    Event Map    |    All    |    PDF

  • Name Newton Spalding Manross 
    Born 20 Jun 1825  Forestville, Hartford County, CT Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Clock maker, Scientist, Professor 
    Religion Congregational Church 
    Record ID Number MH:I306 
    Died 17 Sep 1862  Antietem, MD Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Forestville Cemetery, Bristol, Hartford County, CT Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • 1 INFO NM 20


      Captain, Company K, 16th Reg, CT Volunteers - Newton formed this Companyand the company was officially mustered into service on August 24, 1861.Five days later the company left for Washington, DC. Arrived DC August31st, the regiment bivouacked near the capitol building and the nextmorning marched to Ft. Ward, VA. A week after leaving home the regimentjoined McClellan's army, Harland's Brigade. The first battle for Newtonwas Sharpsburg, Antietam, where he lost his life. Taken from thearticle " He was shot by a canon ball while while leading his men forwardinto the fatal cornfield, which proved a perfect ambush for our troops;and where the rebels came near turning the day's defeat into a victory.They had masked heavy columns of infantry behine a hugh stone wall, wherethey lay in absolute safety, awaiting the approach of the Union line. Alight battery back of them was engaged pouring into us a constantdischarge of shot and shell. Col. Frank Beach of Hartford receivedinstructions to move on the rebel guns. With characteristic promptnesshe gave the order "forward" and led the advance. It was during theexecution of this movement that Captain Manross received his deathwound. He only survived long enough to cheer on his men, who felt whenhe fell that their best friend was stricken down.
      Note: From the regiment 41 killed, 146 wounded

      Graduated Williston Seminary
      Graduate of Yale, 1850
      Professor of Chemistry & Botany, Amhurst College

      Article from Hartford Times Honoring Newton Spaulding Manross (No date onarticle) - The pupils of the Stafford District School planted a 12 ftMaple Tree in front of the school on Arbor Day honoring Newton. The treeis guarded by an iron rail bearing a brass plate appropriately described.

      A 15 foot monument was erected in the Forestville Cemetery embellishedwith the state coat of arms. Bears the following inscription " Erectedby Co. K, 16th Conn. Vol., in memory of their gallant and beloved Captain"
    Person ID I305  Walsh - Wilson Family Tree
    Last Modified 11 Jul 2003 

    Father Elisha Manross,   b. 11 May 1792, Bristol, Hartford County, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Sep 1856, Forestville, Hartford County, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Mother Maria Cowles Norton,   b. 17 Oct 1799, Farmington, Hartford County, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Aug 1867, Bristol, Hartford County, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Married 29 Jan 1821  Bristol, Hartford County, CT Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Record ID Number MH:F136 
    Family ID F135  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Charlotte H. Royce,   b. 3 Jan 1836, Bristol, Hartford County, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Dec 1874, E. Orange, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 38 years) 
    Married 3 Nov 1857  Bristol, Hartford County, CT Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Record ID Number MH:F140 
    Notes 
    • 1 _FA1
      2 PLAC Congregational Church
    Children 
    +1. Lottie Maria Manross,   b. 27 Dec 1860, Bristol, Hartford County, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Oct 1936, Orange, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
    Family ID F139  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 3 Nov 1857 - Bristol, Hartford County, CT Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 
    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : City/Town       : County/Shire       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set

  • Sources 
    1. [S5] Holt Web Site, Frank Elwell Holt, Newton Spalding Manross (Reliability: 3), 4 May 2008.
      Added by confirming a Smart Match