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Kelsey, John A.


Age: 22, credited to Marlboro, VT
Unit(s): 16th VT INF, 20th MA INF
Service: enl 8/8/61, 20th MA INF, dis/dsb 9/18/61; enl 9/20/62, m/i 10/23/62, Pvt, Co. I, 16th VT INF, m/o 8/10/63

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Birth: 04/08/1838, Marlboro, VT
Death: 06/08/1920

Burial: South Newfane-Branch Road Cemetery, Newfane, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Tom Ledoux
Findagrave Memorial #: 49479909


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, both units
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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South Newfane-Branch Road Cemetery, Newfane, VT

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South Newfane -- John A. Kelsey, 82, a Civil War veteran, died suddenly at his home Tuesday of this week about 8 o'clock, of cerebral hemorrhage. He lived but a brief time after being stricken. He had had heart trouble for some time.

Mr. Kelsey was born in Marlboro, Feb. 19, 1838, one of nine children of Hubbard and Anna (Steatton) Kelsey. He never married.

Mr. Kelsey enlisted in Company I, 20th Massachusetts Regiment, and was discharged for disability. Later he enlisted with the nine month men.

He owned a farm here, but spent much of his time with his brother in Claremont, N.H. He leaves one brother, Frank, of Claremont, a sister, Miss Abbie (Kelsey) Bruce, of Suffield, Conn., and a large circle of nieces and nephews.

The brother and sister came today to make the arrangements for the funeral, which will be held Thursday at 2 pm., in the Baptist Church, of which he was a member, and to remain until after the funeral.

Source: Brattleboro Daily Reformer, June 9, 1920
Courtesy of Deanna French

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