Demeritt, William Lett
Age: 18, credited to Eden, VT
Unit(s): 5th VT INF
Service: enl 8/13/61, m/i 9/16/61, Pvt, Co. D, 5th VT INF, reen 12/15/63, wdd, Wilderness, 5/5/64, m/o 6/29/65
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Birth: 09/29/1843, Eden, VT
Burial: Branch Cemetery, Craftsbury, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Denis & Karen Jaquish
Findagrave Memorial #: 106782793
Alias?: None noted
Portrait?: 1907 Reunion, Co. D, 5th VVI, French 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: Died in Montpelier
3rd Great Granduncle of Elwin Sherrer, Burlington, VT
Great Grandfather of Rick Leach, Alfred, ME
Great Grandfather of Everett Demeritt, North Wolcott, VT
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Branch Cemetery, Craftsbury, VT
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William L. Demeritt was born in Eden Sept. 29, 1843. He was the youngest of six children of Amos Demeritt and Mary (Dyke)Demeritt. He enlisted in Co. D. 5th Vt Reg, Vermont Volunteers in 1861 for three years. At the experation of his enlistment he reenlisted for two years, or during the war. He was wounded at the Battle of the Wilderness. While home on furlough in 1864 he married Abbie Wilkens, who died March 27,1901. They had ten children, seven of who survive him, also 20 grandchildren, and 16 great-grandchildren.
In 1905 he married Mrs. Susie Harris of Wolcott, who died in October of 1919.
Since May of 1920 he had made his home with his oldest daughter, Mrs, G.W. Herring, in Montpelier, where he died.
The funeral was held in Morrisville on Sunday, March 11. The body was placed in the tomb there.He will be buried in the Branch Cemetery in Craftsbury, beside his first wife, in the spring.
Source: Hardwick Gazette, March, 1923 (out of an old scrap book- date of publication not listed)
Article and individual photograph courtesy of Deanna French.