Chaplin, Joseph Morris
Age: 22, credited to Morristown, VTVITALS
Birth: 06/02/1836, Morristown, VTADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Alias?: None notedDESCENDANTS
Mountain View Cemetery, Morristown Corners, VT
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Joseph M. Chaplin
Death of one of Morristown's oldest Residents
The death of Joseph Morris Chaplin occurred yesterday (Tuesday), Nov. 5 at 12 o'clock. He was the oldest son of John S. and Lucy Cook Chaplin. He was born in Morristown June 2, 1866 (sic), and was married Nov. 20, 1836 (sic) to Amorett C. Goodell. Two children were born to them, Claude L. of Rochester, N. H., and Leila M., wife of Clarence Merrill of this town. He enlisted Aug. 28, 1862, at Hyde Park, in Co. E. 13th Vt. as corporal. He was wounded July 13, 1863, mustered out July 21, 1863. On Oct., 1863 he enlisted in Co. C, 17th Vt., and on May 22, 1864 he was again wounded. He was taken prisoner July 30, 1864, paroled Feb.22, 1865, and discharged July 26, 1865. He was the oldest member of the GAR holding the goldheaded cane.
Besides his wife and two children mentioned before, Mr. Chaplin is survived by 10 grandchildren, one brother, Geo. W. Chaplin, one sister, Miss Anna M. Chaplin, both of Enosburg Falls.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, The Rev J. J. Bennett officiating, and burial will be made at the cemetery at Morristown Corners.
Source: News and Citizen, 6 November 1918, submitted by Deanna French
Note: It appears that Joseph's birth and marriage years were entered in reverse of what they should be, but is the way article was written. According to records, he was born 2 June 1836.