Poulton, George R 16.oct.1828-17.oct.1867 England Wiltshire, Cricklade - USA NY Monroe, Spencerport
violinist, pianist, organist, 16.oct.1828 baptized at St Mary's Catholic Church in Cricklade, 1835 his family emigrated to the USA, settling in Troy Lansingburgh NY where his parents resided for the rest of their life, for many years at 211 Congress Street, by 1848 he had left home to study music, 1857 organist in Rome, Oneida NY, 1857 professor of vocal and instrumental music, composition, harmony and thourough bass at Washington County Seminary in Fort Edward NY, 1.jul.1863 he was drafted for Civil War service in the county of Monroe NY while residing in Spencerport in Ogden county in Monroe county, 21.mar.1865 still in service as Peddler 4th class and residing in Spencerport, buried at Mount Hope Cemetery in Rochester Monroe county ; son of brushmaker/painter Charles Poulton (Cricklade 6.may.1804-a1870 ?Lansingburgh) and Hannah Rodway (England 1805-a1870 ?Lansingburgh) who married 5.jun.1827 at St Mary's in Cricklade ; 2.oct.1851 he married Helen Laura Corser (Monroe, Gates 22.dec.1829-24.sep.1883 Spencerport)

Title Parts

Aura Lee or The maid with golden hair. Popular song and chorus ad lib.
words William Whiteman Fosdick (1825-1862)
pub John Church, Cincinnati 1861
the song became a favourite for troops on both sides in the Civil War 1862
Elvis Presley had a wordwide hit with Love me tender on the music of Aura Lee in 1956

[] Willie Bell. Song and chorus
words S. E. Weed
pub J. Sage & Sons, 209 Main St., Buffalo NY 1854

[] Wake up. Serenade
dedication: To Miss S. Pixley of the Amphions
composed for the Amphions
pub Horace Waters, New York NY 1854

[] Kiss polka. Piano
pub James D. Sheppard, Buffalo NY 1854

[] 300,000 more! (Three hundred thousand more!). Civil War song
dedication: To President Abraham
words William Cullen Bryant (1794-1878) after the poem "We are coming, Father Abraham" by James Sloan Gibbons, originally published in the New York Evening Post 16 July 1862
pub Joseph P. Shaw, 110 State Street, Rochester NY 1862

[] Grand national medley
dedication: dedicated to Prof. George R. Poulton
Corning Music Collection, pub W. S. Mackie & Son, Rochester NY 1863
including Civil War songs by several composers
[] Paroquet polka. Piano
dedication: Inscribed to his friend J. Albert Hale Esq. by the publisher
pub Alex Barnes, Rochester NY 1866

[] Oh the foaming sea hath a charm for me. Song
dedication: Cordially inscribed to his friend A. M. Brown Esq. of Kingston C.W.
pub Jos. P. Shaw, Rochester NY 1866

[] The old hundredth psalm, arranged for the pianoforte
pub Ashdown & Parry, London England

[] The ocean pearl. Schottisch. Piano
pub Oliver Ditson, Boston

[] Glad retreat
pub Brainard, Chicago

[] Rock me to sleep mother
pub John Church Co., Cincinnati

[] Sunbeam. Waltz
pub Brainard, Chicago

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