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Kingsbury, Ezra Barnes


Age: 31, credited to Jamaica, VT
Unit(s): 9th VT INF, 16th VT INF
Service: enl 8/29/62, m/i 10/23/62, Pvt, Co. D, 16th VT INF, m/o 8/10/63; enl 9/1/64, m/i 9/1/64, Pvt, Co. H, 9th VT INF, m/o 6/13/65

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Birth: 1831, Wallingford, VT
Death: 11/04/1912

Burial: Pleasant View Cemetery, Chester, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Emily Hackett
Findagrave Memorial #: 111898321


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 7/23/1887
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: OH
(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

Webmaster's Note: If this soldier enlisted before 9/1/62, and was with the regiment on 9/13/62, he would have briefly been taken prisoner along with the entire regiment at Harper's Ferry. Read the blue section of the unit's Organization and Service for details.


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Pleasant View Cemetery, Chester, VT

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Ezra B. Kingsbury

Ezra Barnes Kingsbury was born in the little village of Jamaica, Vt., 2 March, 1831, son of Ward & Harriet (Hart) Kingsbury. He married Minerva J. Clayton.

NEWS: Chester, 24 March, 1893: "Ezra K.'s children & grandchildren gave him pleasant surpirse Thur eve. 2 March in honor of his 62nd birthday. They came laden w/baskets of food for event's refreshments, presented him a nice easy chair, and had a wonderful day." Ezra d. 4 Nov., 1912. (Information from my file on this commarade): Civil War: Co. "D", 16th Reg't Vt. Vols. He lived in North Chester. He died at his son Orrin's home in Putney, Vt. on Monday. The body was brought in on Thursday and funeral held at the Baptist church 2:00 p.m.

Rev. R. M. Jones. Mr. Kingsbury a Chester resident but his last years were spent with his son. He leveas (2) others sons: Robert of Putney & Leslie of Jamaica, (4) daus: Mrs. Farmer, Mrs. Dana Johnson, Mrs. Henry Bond of Chester, & Mrs. Orrin C. Kendall Winchendon, Mass; He, his father, and three brothers, enlisted at the outbreak of the war and returned safely.

Contributed by Linda M. Welch, Dartmouth College, Windsor County researcher.