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Puffer, Asahel

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 32, credited to St. Albans, VT
Unit(s): 5th VT INF
Service: enl 2/27/64, m/i 3/1/64, Pvt, Co. A, 5th VT INF, m/o 6/29/65

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VITALS

Birth: 1832, Enosburgh, VT
Death: 1/19/1918

Burial: Jericho Center Cemetery, Jericho, VT
Marker/Plot: 16
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Kathy Valloch
Findagrave Memorial #: 15117041

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Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Unknown
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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Jericho Center Cemetery, Jericho, VT

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Biography

Asahel B. Puffer was b. in Enosburg in 1830. Two brothers, one of whom, Daniel, was grandfather of Asahel, came from England and settled in Connecticut, and later in Franklin, Vt. Daniel m. Susie Farr. His son, Daniel, m. a woman of the same name, Susie Farr. He d. at the age of 99 and she in 1884 at 98. There were six sons and three daughters, of whom Merrill is living in St. Albans, Isabel probably is living in Belvidere, and Asahel is in this town. The others have passed away.

Asahel lived in Enosburg till he was seven years old, then while in Bakersfield he was with Fay Brigham fourteen years, in Boston a year with Bent Brigham, in the West a year, again in Bakersfield two years, on the Erie Canal two years. Then he bought a farm in Montgomery and m. Hannah Smith Wade, b. 1826, dau. of Nathan Smith. They had a dau. Bertha, who m. Ransom Wilder.

In 1863 he enlisted from Burlington in Co. A, 5th Vt. Vols., participated in the battles of Gettysburg and the Wilderness and remained in the service till the close of the war. Then he lived on a farm in Bolton and in 1868 or 1869 came to Jericho. He built the house in which he now resides. His first wife d. here in 1892. He m. in 1894 Mrs. Julia (Cilley) Nichols, who had m. 1 John D. Nichols. She d. in 1910, aged 66.

Chauncey H. Hayden, et al, The History of Jericho Vermont, (The Free Press Printing Co., Printers and Binders, Burlington, Vt., 1916), p. 609.

Contributed by Peter Flood

Obituary

ASAHEL B.PUFFER

Asahel B. Puffer, formerly of Jericho, died Saturday morning at the home of his step-daughter, Mrs. Bingham H. Stone, 475 South Willard Street, after an illness of about two weeks with liver trouble.

Mr. Puffer was born in Enosburg in 1830, and for 25 years lived in Jericho. Since the death of his wife 7 years ago his home as been in Burlington with Mr. and Mrs. Stone. He was twice married, the first wife being Mrs. Hannah Wade, who died in 1892. They had one daughter, Mrs. Ranson Wilder of Jericho Center. In 1894 he married Mrs. Julia Nichols, whose death occurred here seven years ago.

Mr. Puffer enlisted in Company A, 5th Vermont Volunteers, and was in the battles of the Wilderness and Gettysburg, being wounded in the former battle. He was a member of the G.A.R. Post at Underhill.

Besides Mrs. Stone he leaves his daughter, Mrs. Wilder, of Jericho, and four grandchildren.

The body was taken to Jericho Monday.
BURLINGTON WEEKLY FREE PRESS, January 24, 1918

Courtesy of Deanna French

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