Confirmation... Norris N. Phillips was found to be my elusive ancestor! The data on the Jefferson Co. website of his regiment is in error. After much confusion, I finally received his Civil War pension files from the NARA, confirming his parents names, who were my gr-grandparents.
He had first enlisted in Plymouth, Juneau Co., WI., in Co. F, 16th WVI., on 04 Jan 1862 - discharged 12 June 1862, Disability (disease). He later reinlisted in Co. C, 47th WVI, on 06 Feb 1865 - mustered out on 04 Sept 1865 at close of war.
Personal data contained in the pension files, answered my question as to his whereabouts since he was last known to be in Ellisburg, Jefferson Co., NY., in the 1850 census. He was not found again until his death and burial , in 1892 in Ellisburg.
I learned he moved to Wisconsin with another family from Ellisburg in 1854 as hired help. He married Martha D. Carr of Plymouth, Juneau Co., WI., in 1857. It was tragic that in late Feb 1892, he traveled to Ellisburg to see his mother who was ill and had not seen for many years. While visiting other family members that lived in Pamelia, Jefferson Co., NY., he died of chronic heart failure on March 08 1892!! I was able to obtain a copy of his death record for further confirmation.
Another affidavit states Martha Phillips, his widow in Plymouth, Juneau Co., WI., due to personal hardships, was unable to transport his body back to WI. for burial and was buried by his family in Ellisburg, NY. Mystery solved!
Martha D. Phillips died Feb.04, 1914 in Elroy City, Juneau Co., WI. They had one daughter, Laura, who married Charles Green in 1881, Plymouth WI. I am hoping to find an obit of Martha that may reveal more info to follow up on.
My thanks to everyone that helped me in my search!!
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