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Private John Marlow

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Born in County Tyrone, Ireland John Marlow married Bridget Brady, also from Ireland, at Saint Joseph’s Church in NY City in 1845. After moving to New Haven he enlisted March 22, 1847 in the U. S. 9th Infantry as a private where he served in Companies G & I during the Mexican War. His wife joined him during the war serving as a wartime nurse.

The U. S. 9th was constituted largely from companies recruited in New England. After a hasty organization and with limited training the 9th was dispatched to Mexico to join the army commanded by Maj. Gen. Winfield Scott then at Puebla, only 75 miles from Mexico City. On August 7, the U. S. Army resumed its advance and circled behind Lake Chalco to approach the Mexico capital from the south. The regiment fought at Padierna on August 19 and at Chapultapec on September 13, in which action it sustained its heaviest loss. At the war’s end the regiment remained in Mexico on occupation duty, then returned to the United States in 1848 when it was disbanded. Marlow was discharged August 22, 1848, time expired.

He became a naturalized citizen in 1851 and worked as a laborer from 1850 – 1860 living on Morocco, East Water, Fleet and East streets in New Haven. He had five children; William H. (12/19/1849), John (2/1/1861), James (1/61856), Ellen (12/19/1858) and Owen (10/14/1861).

Marlow enlisted in Company C of the Ninth Regiment Connecticut Volunteers on October 12, 1861 and left New Haven with the regiment on November 4. According to the records of Surgeon Charles Gallagher, Marlow died July 24, 1862 of typho malaria opposite Vicksburg, MS while serving in the line of duty. He is believed to be one of the many Union soldiers re-interred after the war from make shift graves in the central Louisiana and Mississippi region and is now buried with an unknown grave marker at the Vicksburg National Cemetery.

Bridget Marlow applied for a pension which was accepted on November 23rd 1863. The 1879 New Haven Directory listed Bridget Marlow, widow of John, as an oyster opener with a home at 48 Market Street. A son, James E. Marlow, also listed as an oyster opener was shown boarding at the same address. John Marlow, her 2nd oldest son, was shown as a mason with a house at 18 Main Street, which runs into Market St. Her oldest son, William H. Marlow was shown with a home at 31 Market Street.

According to records of the United States Pension Agency, Bridget Marlow was last paid $12 to March 4, 1902 and dropped from the pension list because of “reported death”. Having survived a fall down a backyard well in her later years, she died in 1902 according to the New Haven Death Index.

In the years following the war the family adopted the more common spelling of Marlowe. Numerous descendants exist today with family names of Larkin, Woodruff, Sudol, Morneau, Gerlach, Chapman, Perry, Pasquale, Ferraina, Dodds and Marlowe.




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