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Knapp, Francis Liscomb


Age: 25, credited to Cabot, VT
Unit(s): 6th VT INF, VRC
Service: 1st Co. Vt. Drafted Men; enl 7/11/63, m/i 7/11/63, PVT, Co. D, 6th VT INF, wdd, Charles Town, 8/21/64, tr to VRC 11/2564, m/o 4/5/65

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Birth: 1838, Waterbury, VT
Death: 04/01/1915

Burial: Cabot Village Cemetery, Cabot, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Monica White
Findagrave Memorial #: 169354762


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 3/29/1866
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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Cabot Village Cemetery, Cabot, VT

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Francis Knapp, a former resident of this town, died at the home of his daughter in Hardwick Friday, April 1st. The remains were brought here and funeral services were held from the Methodist church Saturday at half past one. By request of the deceased, Rev.F. E. Currier officiated, assisted by Rev. Frank Roberts. Members of the G.A.R., W.R.C., and of the Masonic orders sat in a body and also donated beautiful flowers. Interment was in the village cemetery beside his wife, who died about three years ago.

Francis Liscomb Knapp was born in Waterbury, Vt., July 6th, 1838. He was the son of Liscomb and Rebekah Langmaid Knapp. His father died two years after the birth of his son and a few years later his mother married Jotham Goodwin, who gave him all the care and attention that an own father could have given.

When a small boy, Mr. Knapp came with his parents to Peacham and the greater part of his boyhood was spent in that town. He was united in marriage to Elvira Eddy, June 19, 1860 and to them were born four daughters: Eliza G., who died at 18 years of age; Mrs. Ellen Knapp of Hartwick, Vt., Mrs.Carrie G.Bliss, of Cabot, and Myra, who died at 15 years of age.

At the time of his marriage he bought and moved to the farm now owned by Edgar Lawson, where he lived until 1892, when he moved to Cabot village, where he resided until the death of his wife three years ago. Since that time he has made his home with his daughter, Mrs. Ellen Knapp, at Hardwick, who has tenderly cared for him during the decline years of his life.

Mr. Knapp enlisted in the army on the 11th of July, 1863, as a private of Co.D, 6th Vermont regiment and received an honorable discharge April 1st, 1865. He was wounded at Summit Point, Va., August 21st, 1864, and he was a pensioner from this and other disabilities resulting from army life. He was a member of Morrill Post, G.A.R No. 71, and of the Washington County Veterans' association and the meetings of these organizations were as a source of much enjoyment to him. He was also a member of Green Mountain Lodge, No. 68, F. & A.M., having been a member over fifty years.

He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Carrie Bliss and Mrs. Ellen Knapp; four grandchildren and one great grand-child; also had one-half sister, Mrs. Abbis Yaw, who died two years ago.

Source: Hardwick Gazette, 8 Apr 1915
Transcribed by Tom Ledoux