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Sawyer, Harley Timothy

Age: 26, credited to Berkshire, VT
Unit(s): 1st VT CAV
Service: enl 8/25/62, m/i 9/26/62, Pvt, Co. C, 1st VT CAV, wdd, 4/1/63, wdd, Broad Run, 4/1/63, dis/wds, 1/2/64

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Birth: abt 1836, Berkshire, VT
Death: 04/15/1919

Burial: Rose Hill Cemetery, Smethport, PA
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Tom Ledoux
Findagrave Memorial #: 69424671
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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Harley Sawyer, for 51 years a resident of this vicinity died Monday, April 14, from ills incidental to old age. He was born in Berkshire, Vermont, July 5, 1833, consequently was nearly 84 years of age. He enlisted in the 1st Vermont cavalry in 1861 at the outbreak of the Civil war and received an honorable discharge after 18 months service. In November 1867 he married Miss Laura Bond of Marvin Creek and made his home in the Marvin Valley until about ten years ago. Four children were born to them. Shiel B. Sawyer of DuBois, Mrs. Grace Buton of DuBois, Mrs. Mary McVane of Kane and Mrs. Emma Stark of Spokane, Wash. A brother, Carlisle Sawyer of Smethport and a sister Mrs. W.H. Rifle of Kane also, survive.

Mr. Sawyer was genial companionable, who was popular with many friends until advancing years caused him to give up most of life's activities. He was a member of Post 347, G.A.R. and of McKean Lodge F. & A.M., the latter organization attending the funeral in a body; most of his comrades from the Post were also present. Rev. W.E. VanDyke conducted the funeral services last Thursday afternoon, and the remains were laid at rest in Rose Hill cemetery.

McKean [PA] Miner April 24, 1919

Courtesy of Rod Sawyer