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Priest, Samuel


Age: 19, credited to Irasburg, VT
Unit(s): 1st VT CAV
Service: enl 1/4/62, m/i 1/4/62, Pvt, Co. E, 1st VT CAV, m/o 1/4/65

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Birth: 04/21/1842, Irasburgh, VT
Death: 06/01/1914

Burial: Irasburg Cemetery, Irasburg, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Deanna French
Findagrave Memorial #: 74386418


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 2/5/1880
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


2nd Great Grandfather of Martha Quinlin, Suwanee, GA

3rd Great Granduncle of Debbie Page-Carr, San Ysidro, NM

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Irasburg Cemetery, Irasburg, VT

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After several weeks of intense suffering Samuel Priest died at the home of his sister, Mrs. David Prance, yesterday morning of cancer. The funeral will be held Thursday at 10 o'clock. The deceased had been a life-long resident of this town. He is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Lewis of Charleston and Mrs. David Prance of this place.

Source: Orleans County Monitor, June 3, 1914
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.

Samuel Priest, whose death was mentioned last week, was born in Coventry, Apr. 21, 1839. In early life he married Miss Helen Peavey. Later, after the death of his wife, he was married again to Miss Lucy Mathews of this place. Nearly all of his life has been spent in this town. He was a soldier in the Civil war and his comrades attended the funeral in a body. He had been in poor health for a long time and for the past few weeks suffered intensely. He had been most kindly cared for at the home of his sister, Mrs. David Prance, during his tedious illness. The funeral was held at the home of his sister and was largely attended, those attending from out of town were: Mrs. Wm. Rowell and son, Enoch, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Priest and Mrs. Alton Mills of Albany, Mr. and Mrs. O.G. Page of Orleans, John Prance of Island Pond and Mrs. John Gilbert of Albany. Another old veteran has left the ranks here. He leaves two sisters and several nieces and nephews to mourn his loss. His oldest sister, Mrs. Lewis of East Charleston, was unable to attend the funeral on account of illness.

Source: Orleans County Monitor, June 10, 1914
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.