Civil War Draft Registration for William and Thomas Bence
June 1863 Civil War Draft Registration record for William Bence, age 37, and his brother Thomas, age 42. Both are listed as residents of Fall River, MA with their place of birth as England. In the “Remarks” column next to each of their entries is the note “Says he is an alien”.
National Archives and Records Administration (NARA); Consolidated Lists of Civil War Draft Registration Records (Provost Marshal General’s Bureau; Consolidated Enrollment Lists, 1863-1865); Record Group: 110, Records of the Provost Marshal General’s Bureau (Civil War); Collection Name: Consolidated Enrollment Lists, 1863-1865 (Civil War Union Draft Records); ARC Identifier: 4213514; Archive Volume Number: 3 of 4
This the earliest record I’ve found for my great-great-grandfather in Canada. He was born in Scotland in the early 1830s and was still living there for the 1841 Scotland Census.
Norman McKenzie – 1861 Census, Prince Edward island, Canada
Occupation teacher, 2 married people in household plus 2 females under the age of 6 and one 7-16, religion “Kirk of Scotland”.
Library and Archives Canada; Ottawa, Ontario, Canada; Census Returns For 1861; Roll: M-898
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