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Clayton, Austin W.


Age: 25, credited to Londonderry, VT
Unit(s): 11th VT INF
Service: enl 7/30/62, m/i 9/1/62, Pvt, Co. G, 11th VT INF, m/o 6/12/65

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Birth: abt 1837, Jamaica, VT
Death: 03/26/1896

Burial: East Jamaica Cemetery, Jamaica, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Bob Edwards
Findagrave Memorial #: 92654960


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, Widow, Not approved
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)

Remarks: None

Webmaster's Note: The 11th Vermont Infantry was also known as the 1st Vermont Heavy Artillery; the names were used interchangably for most of its career


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East Jamaica Cemetery, Jamaica, VT

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Austin W. Clayton, who died March 26, was the son of Jonathan Clayton, and was born in Jamaica, and was one of a family of 13 children, of whom 10 grew to man and womanhood. Mr. Clayton was three times married. His first wife was Sarah Rhoades, of this town, whom he married June 20, 1858. They had four children, John A. of Grafton. Justin W. who is postmaster at Athol, Bert E. of Fitchburg, and one that died young. His second wife was Ida Hart of Hubbarton, this state, and January 1, 1894 he married Emma K. Kidder, who survives him.

Mr. Clayton was a soldier in the late war, serving three years in Co. B. 1st Vermont regiment heavy artillery. He was for several years a minister, first as a Methodist, preaching three years at Marlboro, and in several other places, living for a time in Brattleboro, and later as a Second Adventist, being for two years president of the Vermont Advent Christian Conference.

His last sickness was short, death resulting from hemorrhage of the bowels Thursday morning. Funeral services were conducted at the house Saturday at 1pm, by Rev. A. H. Francis, a large attendance, testifying to the esteem in which Mr. Clayton was held. . The burial was in the River cemetery in Jamaica. Among the out of town people at the funeral were, John Clayton of Grafton, Josiah Clayton of Athol, Mr. and Mrs. Dana Johnson, Mr. And Mrs. Orrin Kendall, Mrs. Henry Bond, and Robert Kingsbury of Chester. Mr. and Mrs. Moses Clayton, Mrs Caroline Clayton. and Miss Landman of Londonderry.

Source: Vermont Phoenix, April 3, 189
Courtesy of Deanna French

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