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Powell, Erastus

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 22, credited to Jericho, VT
Unit(s): 13th VT INF
Service: enl 9/10/62, m/i 10/10/62, PVT, Co. F, 13th VT INF, d/dis 5/25/63 [College: UVM 66]

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VITALS

Birth: 06/10/1840, Cambridge, VT
Death: 05/25/1863

Burial: Jericho Center Cemetery, Jericho, VT
Marker/Plot: 9
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Kathy Valloch
Findagrave Memorial #: 15121369

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: UVM 66
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: 13th Vt. History off-site

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Jericho Center Cemetery, Jericho, VT

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Biography

Solomon W. Powell, who was b. in 1814, and d. in 1907, lived in Jericho the larger share of his life ; for several years in the south district, and later owning and living on the farm near Jericho village where George H. White now resides. He m. Sarah Ann Ingalls, who was b. in 1818, and d. in 1872. Solomon W. d. in California, but is buried in the cemetery at Jericho Center. They had six children, viz. : Gideon, William, Asa, who m. Theresa Story and moved to California where he now lives ; Charles, who m. Libbie Gates of Franklin, a dau. who m. Henry M. Cornell of Cambridge, and Erastus, who enlisted at the age of 22 in the War of the Rebellion and d. at Occoquan, Va., In 1863. He had prepared to enter the University at Burlington previous to his enlistment, but left the bright prospects before him and gave his services and life to his country.

For his second wife, Solomon W. m. Almira (Fernald) Woodworth.

Chauncey H. Hayden, et al, , The History of Jericho Vermont The Free Press Printing Co., Printers and Binders, Burlington, Vt., 1916), p. 599.

Contributed by Peter Flood

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