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Pillsbury, George W.


Age: 0, credited to Groton, VT
Unit(s): 40th NY INF, 1st US Vet Corps
Service: enl, 6/14/61, Co. B, 40th NY INF, m/o 7/26/64; enl 2/20/65, Hancock's 1st A.C., Co. C, 4th Regt, m/o 3/3/66

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Birth: 05/23/1832, Unknown
Death: 06/18/1919

Burial: East Topsham Cemetery, Topsham, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Carolyn Adams
Findagrave Memorial #: 73855983


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)

Remarks: None


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East Topsham Cemetery, Topsham, VT

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East Topsham--George W. Pillsbury

The remains of George W. Pillsbury, formerly a dweller in this town, but of late a resident of Hanover, N. H., were brought to this village for interment Friday morning, June 20. Appropriate exercises were held at the grave at 10:30, and burial was in the family lot.

Mr. Pillsbury was born in 1832 and was 87 years and 25 days of age at the time of his death. He was twice married, his first wife being Emeline Jones, daughter from a family well known in this vicinity in those days. Four children were born to this union, three sons, and a daughter. The first son died when a little over nine months old; the next daughter passed away at three months and twelve days. Two sons survive, Charles and Elsworth, who with their families are highly esteemed citizens of Hanover, N.H.

He was the oldest resident of Hanover, N.H., and for five years had carried the cane which the citizens of Hanover conferred upon the oldest man in town. At the decease of each, it passed to the next in age. As the winter was about to set in, and health was rapidly failing from infirmities, and the weight of years, the subject of this writing was received into the home of his son, Charles, where he received every necessary attention until the end came.

Mr. Pillsbury was among those who went forth at the country's call in the 60's to defend the flag. From the inscription in the family lot, we learned that he belonged to Co. B., 40th N. Y. volunteers. Though a member of Ransom Post of this vicinity, he often came up from his New Hampshire home to meet with the veterans, and participate in their special occasions. He enjoyed much the veteran fraternity and loved the old town where he had spent the better part of his long life. Peace to the memory of this, another of the generation of fathers now passed away.

"Your father, where are they, and the
Prophets, do they live forever?"

Source: Barre Daily Times, June 30, 1919
Courtesy of Deanna French

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