|William A. Hotchkiss
June 5th, 1852 Oxford, Conn.
William Augustus Hotchkiss son of William Scott & Jennette (Tomlinson) Hotchkiss
Age calculated to be abt. 25 when signing quilt.NOTE: WPA notes a civil war marker at his grave, but he is not among the Oxford men in the “Record of Service of Connecticut Men in the Army and Navy of the United States During the War of the Rebellion,” published by the state in 1889. However, a William A. Hotchkiss enlisted from Derby. This private enlisted August 16, 1862, was mustered into Company F of the Twentieth Regiment Infantry on Sept. 8, 1862. (Nearly one-third of Oxford enlistees served in the 20th Regiment.) This Wm. A. Hotchkiss was wounded May 3, 1863 at Chancellorsville, Virginia. Blaikie Hines’ “Civil War Volunteer Sons of Connecticut,” published in 2002, lists that battle as the worst day for Oxford men serving in the Civil War. Hotchkiss' grave in Oxford is included on the American Legion to receive flags each year. (References: Blaikie Hines: Civil War Volunteer Sons of Connecticut, American Patriot Press, 2002, page 531; Record of Service of Connecticut Men in the Army and Navy of the United States During the War of the Rebellion, Hartford, Ct, Case, Lockwood & Brainard Company, 1889, page 705;
See Oxford WPA Cemetery List, page 42
Family and Tombstone picture at OxfordPast.net
William's mother, (Jennette), was a daughter of Senator David Tomlinson and Lorena Bacon.
He is a cousin of Jane Lewis who also signed the quilt.