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Dana, Samuel Jackson


Age: 29, credited to Fayston, VT
Unit(s): 13th VT INF
Service: enl 8/25/62, m/i 10/10/62, Pvt, Co. B, 13th VT INF, wdd, Gettysburg, 7/3/63, m/o 7/21/63

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Birth: 05/18/1833, Warren, VT
Death: 03/15/1926

Burial: Irasville Cemetery, Waitsfield, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Deanna French
Findagrave Memorial #: 67262915


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes
Portrait?: Gibson 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: 13th Vt. History off-site, Gibson Collection - Ladder badge, An interesting note, courtesy of Annette Litchfield; Samuel was originally buried with his first 3 wives (3rd picture), but Hattie, had him reinterred and buried with her


2nd Great Grandfather of Elizabeth Bordeaux, San Antonio, TX

2nd Great Granduncle of Dorothy D. Aitchison, Saint Albans, VT

2nd Great Granduncle of David Backus, Elmira, NY

3rd Great Grandfather of Annette Litchfield, Waterbury, VT

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Irasville Cemetery, Waitsfield, VT

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Photographs/Ladder Badge

Samuel Jackson Dana

Samuel Jackson Dana

Samuel Jackson Dana

Samuel Jackson Dana

First photograph and Ladder badge from the 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.
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