Martin, Francis S.
Age: 30, credited to Randolph, VTVITALS
Birth: 12/07/1833, Williamstown, VTADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Alias?: None notedDESCENDANTS
West Hill Cemetery, Williamstown, VT
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Francis S. Martin, son of Chester Martin of Williamstown, who lost a leg at the battle of Cedar Creek, was killed Wednesday, on Oct. 11th under the most appalling circumstances, Being desirous in getting rid of a very heavy stone in the lot adjoining his house, Mr. Martin, assisted by his son, had excavated a space with a view to sink the stone, and having done all they deemed safe, was temporarily left for some safer mode of completion. Subsequently, during his father's absence, Francis went to the field; not returning as soon as expected, the mother became alarmed, and sent for him, when he was found, with the exception of his head and shoulders was buried beneath the huge rock, with body and limbs completely crushed. Help was immediately procured, but not until two hours of incessant labor was the body extricated.The Caledonian, October 27, 1865
Judge the agony of those parents, with hearts already bleeding from the loss of a noble son in his country's service, and now so suddenly a terrible bereft of the only remaining child, an ornament to the community which gloom is cast. ---- Waltons Daily
Courtesy of Deanna French