Civil War Solider and physician from Mars Hill Maine- James H Syhpers.
James Houlton Syphers married Lucy York on 13 Jul 1861 in Houlton, Maine. They had 5 children – Inez Izora, Albion Lionel, Harry James, Lydia Ann, and LeRoi Scott Syphers. (BCMiller)
James was listed as a farmer in the 1870 Census for Mars Hill, Aroostook, Maine, where he lived with his wife and children. In 1880 Census he is listed as a physician living in Mars Hill, Aroostook, Maine. Then in the 1900 and 1910 Census, he is listed as a physician in Portland, Cumberland, Maine. He is also listed in the city directory of Portland for 1906 as lists him as a City Officer on the Board of Health. The city directory lists him from years of 1890 to 1907 as a physician.
His Civil War history shows he fought for the Union with his brothers, Ansel and Albion. He began his military career as a Private or a Corporal- in the 7th Maine Infantry, 7th Regiment, Company A. He enlisted on 24 Feb 1864 in Houlton Maine. He later was transferred to Company H, 1st Vet Infantry Regiment Maine on 21 Aug 1864. He was Discharged from the Infantry on 22 may 1865 Ranking out of the military as a Corporal.
Note from Blackden/Fulton photo album: (Aunt Edith- – (I think) wrote on this next to the picture above: “the doctor who brought your mother (Edith- born 1888) into this world which was a mean trick and she doesn’t like him just for that.”
James H Syphers died October 25th, 1915 in Portland Maine. Age: 77 years
[His wife, Lucy York Syphers, was a sister to Mary Ann York Fulton. Mary Ann Fulton was the wife of James W Fulton, son of Robert Fulton.]