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Powell, Elijah W.


Age: 35, credited to Hinesburg, VT
Unit(s): 2nd USSS
Service: enl 10/9/61, m/i 11/9/61, PVT, Co. E, 2nd USSS, dis/dsb 5/16/62

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Birth: 07/27/1837, Ascot, PQ, Canada
Death: 12/06/1888

Burial: Irasburg Cemetery, Irasburg, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 74386896


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, widow
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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Irasburg Cemetery, Irasburg, VT

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In Irasburg, Dec. 6. Elijah W. Powell, aged 51 years: OBITUARY-- Elijah W. Powell, who died in Irsburg, Dec. 6, was born in Ascott, Canada, July 27, 1837, where his parents temporarily resided, was educated in common schools in Charlotte and Milton, and Hinesburg Academy.

In 1861 he enlisted in Co. E. 2d Regt, Vt. Sharpshooters. Soon after was taken very sick, and remained so until the close of the war. He came to Irasburg in 1870, where he has since resided. The same year he was again attacked with disease of the lungs, of which he never recovered.

He has held nearly every elected office in town -- most of them many years each -- was the Justice of the Peace and Deputy Sheriff when he died. He represented the town in the Legislature in 1884-5. He was a genial and obliging neighbor, beloved by all who were acquainted with him, gave freely of his substance to every good cause, and was a warm friend of the needy. He probably had more friends and fewer enemies than almost any other man in town, and was considered upright and honest by all.


Orleans County Monitor, Dec. 17, 1888
Courtesy of Deanna French

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