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Sexton, DeWitt B.

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 19, credited to St. Albans, VT
Unit(s): 10th VT INF
Service: enl 8/5/62, m/i 9/1/62, Pvt, Co. I, 10th VT INF, m/o 6/22/65

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VITALS

Birth: 1841, Randolph, VT
Death: 04/08/1911

Burial: Greenwood Cemetery, St. Albans, VT
Marker/Plot: 10
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Kathy Valloch
Findagrave Memorial #: 14896787

MORE INFORMATION

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: See J. H. George and the Tenth Regiment Band

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BURIAL:

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Tombstone

Greenwood Cemetery, St. Albans, VT

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Obituary

Funeral of DeWitt B. Sexton.

The body of DeWitt B. Sexton, formerly of this city, and a veteran Vermont railroad conductor, who died at his home in Rutland Saturday morning, will arrive in St. Albans at 6:15 o'clock this evening. The burial will be in the South main street cemetery Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, with a simple committal service, the Rev. W. Parkyn Jackson officiating. In announcing Mr. Sexton's death, The Rutland News said:

"DeWitt Burton Sexton, conductor for nearly a half century on the Central Vermont and Rutland lines, and a veteran of the Civil War, died at 8 o'clock this morning at his home, 21 West street, aged 68 years. Mr. Sexton had not been well for some time but continued his work until about four weeks ago when he became worse with a heart affection which was complicated with other diseases.

"Mr. Sexton is survived by his wife and one daughter, Daily C. Sexton, of Rutland.

"Born in Randolph, August 22, 1842, Mr. Sexton was the only son of Philo and Lavira (Kibby) Sexton. He was educated in the Randolph public schools. Going to St. Albans when a young man, he enlisted August 6, 1862, in Company I, 10th Vermont regiment of infantry, and was mustered out June 22, 1865.

"After enlisting Mr. Sexton went to the front with gun and knapsack which he carried until some time in June 1863, when he was detailed for the company band then being organized. He was said to be one of the band's most skillful musicians.

"At the close of the war, Mr. Sexton returned to St. Albans where he began work for the Central Vermont railroad. In 1868 he married Miss Maria A. Greene, of St. Albans. After coming to Rutland in 1890 he was conductor between Rutland and Bellows Falls. At the time of his death, his run was between this city and Hoosick Falls, N.Y.

"Mr. Sexton was formerly a member of Roberts Post, G.A.R., and he belonged to St. Albans lodge of Odd Fellows. He was a member of the local Congregational church."

Source: St. Albans Daily Messenger, April 10, 1911

Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.

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