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Currier, John Wesley

Age: 27, credited to Pomfret, VT
Unit(s): 4th VT INF
Service: enl 9/6/61, m/i 9/21/61, Pvt, Co. B, 4th VT INF, wdd, 5/4/63, m/o 9/30/64

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Birth: 1835, Pomfret, VT
Death: 10/28/1905

Burial: Upper Plain Cemetery, Bradford, VT
Marker/Plot: 6
Gravestone researcher/photographer: R. N. Ward Jr.

Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 5/24/1888, Dakota Terr.; widow Hannah M., 3/8/1915, NH, 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

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Upper Plain Cemetery, Bradford, VT

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NORTH TROY -- In the death of Hon John W. Currier, of this place, on Saturday, Oct. 28, not only the town and county, but the state has lost a man of influence and ability. Death came after a short illness from typhoid pneumonia, and at the last, a shock. He was the son of John W. and mary (Elkins) Currier, and was born in this town April 5, 1835. His mother died when he was eight years old, and his father sold his little farm, and removed with his family to Massachusetts. From this time forward young Currier supported himself by his own exertions, forming, when yet a child those habits of industry, energy and self reliance, that have enabled him to achieve so much success in his life, and for which he has always been noted.

In 1854 Mr. Currier became one of the Springfield City Guard, of Massachusetts, and when the first notes of alarm were sounded from Fort Sumter, he hastened home from Pennsylvania, where he then was, to join his old comrades in the 10th Massachusetts Volunteers. He was subsequently transferred to the First Eastern Virginia Brigade as First Lieutenant, and Adjutant, from which he resigned, and was mustered out after the battle of Williamsburg, receiving the appointment of Trade Agent, Army of the Potomac. After the movement of the army from the Rapidan. Under Gen. Grant, and the day of the battle of Cold Harbor, he was promoted by the Provost Marshall to "finish the officers and equipments for the Army of the Potomac." His headquarters were established at City Point, where he remained until the surrender of Lee.

Two years later Mr. Currier married Everline Chamberlin of Newbury, Vt. Two sons were born to them. He came back to Troy, bought the farm on which he was born, and built a residence over the cellar. Since then he has been extensively engaged in the manufacture of lumber, and in farming, and has perfected several inventions.

Politically Mr. Currier was a democrat, and has been thrice elected to the legislature of the state by a large majority, and was the democratic candidate for Congress, third district, in 1840, and was once candidate for governor of Vermont.

A few years ago Mr. Currier married his second wife, a lady from Boston, who survives him. He is also survived by a son in the Philippine Islands. The funeral was held today and was largely attended. The remains were taken to Bradford and laid beside his first wife and son John.

Orleans County Monitor, Oct. 30, 1905
Courtesy of Deanna French


Argus & Patriot
November 1, 1905

North Troy, Oct. 30 - John W. Currier, a prominent Democrat, and one of the best-known men of the state, died on Friday at the age of 70 years after an illness of four days.

He leaves a wife and adopted son, Private Charles D. Currier, now with the United States Army in the Philippines and an adopted daughter.

Mr. Currier invented several farm implements, among which is the Currier sap spout. He held many town offices and represented his town in the legislature three terms. He had also been the Democratic candidate for Congress and lieutenant-governor. Every national convention since 1872 he attended either as delegate or alternate. Under Cleveland's first administration he was United States marshall.

He was with the Union troops all through the Civil War and was a member of Bailey post of this place.

Contributed by Tom Boudreau.