Dana, Samuel Jackson
Age: 29, credited to Fayston, VTVITALS
Birth: 05/18/1833, Warren, VTADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Alias?: None notedDESCENDANTS
Irasville Cemetery, Waitsfield, VT
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and other veterans who may be buried there.
First photograph and Ladder badge from the John Gibson Collection
Additional photgraphs courtesy of Elizabeth Bordeaux and Dana Harrington
DANA, S. J., Fayston. Manufacturer. Born Warren, May 18, 1833; son of Samuel and Calista (Pastor) Dana. Educated in the public schools. In 1853 married Adeline W. Benton, who died 1886; they had seven children, Plina J., Clarence W., Frea A., Harry C., Henry W., Winfield R., and Charles H. (deceased); in 1888 married Miranda Davis, who died 1889; in 1894 married Mary J. Fisher, who died 1909; in 1910 married Hattie Richardson of Warren. Is an insurance agent; a builder; and a member of the firm of S. J. & H. W. Dana, shingle manufacturers. Enlisted in Co. B, 13th Regiment Vermont Volunteers, september 1862; mustered into service October, 1862; was wounded by a shell in the left arm at the battle of Gettysburg, July 3, 1863; mustered out at the expiration of term of service; was one of six brothers who served in the civil war, who all came out with honorable discharge. Is a Republican; was town clerk 27 years; justice of the peace 30 years; has been selectman, town treasurer, lister, school director, town grand juror, overseer of the poor; is now health officer; served as assistant judge of Washington County court two years; represented Fayston in the Legislature 1872.Prentiss C. Dodge, editor, Encyclopedia Vermont Biography, Burlington, Vt.: Ullery Publishing Co., 1912, p. 163.