Edwards, Abbott T.
Age: 21, credited to Guildhall, VT
Unit(s): 6th VT INF
Service: substitute - enl 7/29/63, m/i 7/29/63, PVT, Co. B, 6th VT INF, tr to Co. H, 10/16/64, m/o 6/26/65
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Birth: 12/14/1845, Newfane, VT
Burial: Woodlawn Cemetery, Newfane, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Bob Edwards
Findagrave Memorial #: 143096733
Alias?: None noted
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Woodlawn Cemetery, Newfane, VT
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DEATH OF ABBOTT EDWARDS;
Abbott T. Edwards, 74, a long time resident of Newfame, and a veteran of the Civil War, died at his residence in Newfane Sunday, about 11:30 a. m.
He was a member of Company H., 6th Vermont Volunteers, under Capt. Bushell. He enlisted July 29, 1863, and was discharged June 26, 1865.
He was a man of generous impulses and many abilities, an active business man, and will be greatly missed in the home and community. His death was probably due to influenza with complications of of asthma and heart trouble.
On Feb. 12, 1868, he married Miss. Ella Jackson, and one child, Harry A. Edwards, now of Simonsville, was born to them. Mrs. Edwards died May 22, 1886. On June 17th, 1889, he married Miss. Emma Wright, of Wardsboro, who survives him. Of this union there were three children, Lizzie E., who died May 25, 1906, Mrs. Cola E. Nido, and Mrs. Bernice M. Hamlin, both of Newfane.
On account of illness in the family only near relatives attended the funeral services, which was held at the home Tuesday afternoon at 1 o'clock, Rev. F. M. Wiswall officiating. The Grand Army committal service was conducted at the grave at Woodlawn cemetery. Herbert Barrett and daughter, Mr. And Mrs. Charles Adams, and Mr. and Mrs John Martin of Brattleboro were here to attend the services;also Mr. and Mrs. Edwards of Simonsville, who remained at the home to help care for those who are ill.
Source: Brattleboro Daily Reformer, Oct. 24, 1918
Courtesy of Deanna French