William Stephens Mockford 2nd great uncle of Elizabeth Speedy who married Stanley Roose Sr.
William was born in Cornwall England April 1842, the younger brother of Henry Mockford. William arrived in America about 5 years after his brother Henry in 1859 and lived for a time with Henry and Philippa Mockford. In 1862 he joined the Civil War for the Union: New York Infantry, 140th Regiment, Company A. He enlisted as a Private, left as a Corporal. William was a farmer and postmaster. A photo of William is shared on Ancestry with this written on back: William Stevens Mockford. Picture taken in his flower garden at the age of 86, 1928 by Mrs Warthington, the driver of the Traveling Library.
William Mockford 1841-1932, brother of Henry Mockford 1831-1905
Richard John Mockford 1856-1910
Philippa Flood Mockford 1891-1979
Elizabeth Matilda Speedy 1917-2005 m. Stanley Joseph Roose 1915-2004
Civil War service: National Parks Soldiers and Sailors Database, William’s info and more details on 140th Regiment, New York Infantry and the NPS Civil War Main Page
1851 England Census Cornwall, Falmouth, Mylor at The National Archives of the UK