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Kenfield, Benjamin


Age: 41, credited to Fairfax, VT
Unit(s): 11th VT INF, VRC
Service: enl 8/6/62, m/i 9/1/62, PVT, Co. K, 11th VT INF, tr to VRC 11/20/63, m/o 5/3/64

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Birth: 10/02/1820, Stowe, VT
Death: 10/07/1905

Burial: Sanderson Corners Cemetery, Fairfax, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Kathy Valloch
Findagrave Memorial #: 24078249


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes
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)


Webmaster's Note: The 11th Vermont Infantry was also known as the 1st Vermont Heavy Artillery; the names were used interchangably for most of its career


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Sanderson Corners Cemetery, Fairfax, VT

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Benjamin Kenfield aged 86 died at his home in Fairfax Saturday. The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon at 1 o'clock.

Mr. Kenfield was born in Sterling Oct. 8, 1819, the son of George and Lucinda ( Dyke) Kenfield. He came to Fairfax in 1843 and opened an iron foundry and blacksmith shop in what was known as Shepardson Hollow.

June 13, 1847 he married Aurilla Shepardson who died March 13, 1847. To them were born six children, three of whom are now living, George R. Kenfield who lives in Fairfax, Abby A. Kenfield who has always lived at home, who cared for her father and mother in their declining years, and Lou Kenfield wife of C.R. Green of Bakersfield.

Mr. Kenfield served in the late war in Co, K, 11th Vt. Regt.
The Barre Daily Times, October 11, 1905.

Courtesy of Deanna French

(Compiled Military Service Record)

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