Byron Wellington Fessenden
BYRON WELLINGTON FESSENDEN,8 born, in Kent, 20 July 1846; enlisted in the Union Army in the Civil War, 18 Aug. 1862, at Franklin Mills, Ohio (now Kent), and was discharged at Camp Harker, Tennessee, 12 June 1865. He was Sergeant in Co. F, 45th Ohio Volunteer Infantry. He entered railroad service in August 1865, and was a locomotive engineer on the N. Y. P. & O. R. R. (now Erie R. R.) until his death in Meadville Hospital, which was caused by a wreck at Meadville, 17 March 1887. He died the next day. He married, 26 Oct. 1870, Angeline Merrell, of Kent, who was born in Kent, 20 June 1847, the daughter of Hiram and Sarah (Williard) Merrell of Kent.Byron Wellington and Angeline (Merrell) Fessenden had three children:
MAY FESSENDEN,9 b. in Kent, Ohio, 2 Nov. 1871; was graduated from Kent High School June 1889; d. 23 March 1892.
BURT CLIFTON FESSENDEN,9 b. in Kent, Ohio, 14 March 1874; in railroad service on Erie R. R.; residence, Kent, Ohio; married, 30 Jan. 1899, Blanche Botsford of Kent, who was born in Charlestown, Ohio, 23 March 1878, the daughter of William Botsford of Glenville, Ohio. Her mother's maiden name was Catherine Watrous of Connecticut.
EARL MERRELL FESSENDEN,9 b. in Kent, Ohio, 25 Sept. 1880.
SARAH FESSENDEN,8 born in Kent, Ohio, 1848; died, in Kent, 5 March 1853
Pg. 430 (Converse, Charles Allen, Genealogy of the Converse Family and Allied Families, 1905)