Daniel St John Lord, born, 13 Sep 1815, died, 15 jan 1877. the son of Anson Lord, bn 1 Aug 1785, and Betsey Byington bn 1 Sep 1788. His life was pretty stable as Anson had just moved into the Broadalbin-Galaway Area, a blacksmith by trade, Daniel being one of 11 children, he knew early about hard work. He was 31 years old before he met and married Cynthia Kested, bn 1819 the daughter of William Kested, bn 1794 and Olive his wife, bn 1794 in Mass. The marriage took place 12 Jan 1846, as a wedding gift William Kested deeded Cynthia the south West corner of the Kested Farm being about 2 and one half acers of land. William died before 1850, when the census was taken, Daniel and Sunthia were listed with Olive, his mother in law. Then in 1852 the couple had a son Charles. They are now all living on the farm, when death again visits and takes Olive, recorded in the 1855 census we find just Daniel,Cynthia and son
Charles. In the year 1862 Charles died on June 5th and in few days, his mother Cynthia. Both are buried in the Broadalbin
Cemetery. Daniel is left alone, he is 47 years old with out a family. The war is the main issue and he makes the decission to enlist at Amsterdam N.Y. in the 16th New York Heavy Artillery, 18 dec
1863 By Jan 9,1864 he is reassigned to 6th Regiment, New York Heavy Artillery, and remains with them until discharged.
May 8-12 1864 managed to be at Spottsylvania , and cold harbor
in june, from there the unit went to Siege of Petersburgh were he was able to remain for over a year, in and around Petersburgh. For a long period of time he was at Bermuda Hundred, Army of the James, and Chesterfield, Va.
area from june 1864 until Petersburgh fell April 2 1965 .
It must have been a lonely life for Virginia, she had 5 sisters in Chesterfield,Virginia, but when her husband Daniel died she elected to stay in the north-Some family heirlooms that passed down in the family were saved by her and given to her children and eventually ended up with me, so I have always thought about her and her ability to step into the family and become such a part of it.