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Conant, Freeman C.

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 26, credited to Cavendish, VT
Unit(s): 1st VT INF, 4th VT INF, 2nd VT LARTY
Service: enl 5/2/61, m/i 5/9/61, Pvt, Co. E, 1st VT INF, m/o 8/15/61; enl 8/7/61, m/i 9/21/61, Pvt, Co. C, 4th VT INF, pr CPL 11/16/61, dis/dsb 5/1/62; enl 8/5/64, m/i 8/5/64, Pvt, 2nd VT LARTY BTRY, m/o 7/31/65

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VITALS

Birth: 08/03/1834, Windsor, NH
Death: 12/15/1904

Burial: Oakdale Cemetery, Wilton, IA
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Rick/Findagrave
Findagrave Memorial #: 21588876

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes
Portrait?: Gibson Collection, Jones Collection
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

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BURIAL:

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Oakdale Cemetery, Wilton, IA

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(Gibson Collection)

Portrait

(Jones Collection)

Biography

Freeman C. Conant was born in Londonderry, NH, 3 Aug., 1834, son of Joshua & Rebecca (Preston) Conant. He settled in Cavendish (Windsor County) Vermont, and was a courier by trade. On 19 April, 1866, William A. Mason of Cavendish, sold to Freeman a small parcel of land in Proctorsville which was previously owned by Reuben Clark. On 15 March, 1867, Freeman sold this piece of land to Margaret M. Crain of Cavendish for $650. Freeman was a Civil War Soldier, Co. "E," 1st Reg't Vt. Vol's. and Co. "C," 4th Reg't Vt. Vols (enlisting 7 Aug 1861). He was promoted Corporal 15 Nov., 1861. He m. Alice C. Stryker (b. Indiana, Oct., 1849). . When the 1900 census was taken, Freeman and Alice were living in Wilton, Iowa, which was in Muscatine County. Freeman had purchased a hardware store and was a merchant. He was then 65 years old and had been married 27 years. He and Alice had two children of their own: Almon F. Conant (b. Iowa, Aug., 1874), and Preston M. Conant (b. Iowa, June, 1878). Freeman died in Wilton, 15 Dec., 1904 (age 70).

Courtesy of Linda M. Welch

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