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Individual Record -- Way, Harrison S.


Age: 22, credited to Wheelock, VT
Unit(s): 6th VT INF, 1st US Vet Corps
Service: enl 9/26/61, m/i 10/15/61, Pvt, Co. E, 6th VT INF, m/o 10/28/64; enl 3/1/65, Hancock's 1st A.C., Co. C, 4th Regt, m/o 3/9/66

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Birth: abt 1839, Newport, VT
Death: 07/17/1918

Burial: Kendall Cemetery, Kendall, MI
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 138815802


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: more off-site


2nd Great Grandfather of Jeffrey Way, Kalamazoo, MI

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Kendall Cemetery, Kendall, MI

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Lyman Way, a native of Peacham, Vermont, was of a roving disposition, and not only lived in several different places in his native state, but made years in Minnesota. He spent his declining years, however. among three trips to California in pioneer days, and spent two or three the green hills of his native state, dying in the town of his birth. His wife, whose maiden name was Sophia Stevens, was born in Vermont, and there died, her death occurring at Barton Landing. at the age of eighty-two years. They were the parents of six children. as follows: Julia; Mary; Harrison S.. father of Mrs. Waber; Richard; and Marshall and Marcellus. twins.

Harrison S. Way began when young to assist his mother in her efforts to support the family, his father being away from home a large part of the time. On September 6. 1861. he enlisted in Company E, Sixth Vermont Volunteer Infantry, for three years. during which time he was frequently in battle. having participated in the engagements at Williamsburg. Lees Mills. White Oak Swamp. Fair Oaks, the siege of Richmond, and at Savage Station and Malvern Hill. Soon after the last mentioned battle he was sent to the hospital on account of illness, and when able to be about he was assigned to duty in the commissary department, in which he served until honorably discharged from the service. He was subsequently in the employ of the Government until 1865. when he enlisted in Company C, Fourth Regiment, United States Veteran Volunteers, with which he remained until honorably discharged, at Louisville, Kentucky, at the close of the conflict. Returning then to Vermont, Mr. Way remained there three years, when, in 1868, he went to Washington, District of Columbia, where for four years he was employed in the quartermaster's department. In 1872 Mr. Way came with his family to Michigan, settling in Penn Grove township, where he rented land for a few years. He afterwards bought one hundred and thirty acres of partly improved land in that township, and was there engaged in farming until 1910, when he sold, and removed to his present home in the village of Kendall.

In 1868 Mr. Way married Mrs. Sarah (Willey) Hatch, widow of Calvin Hatch. She was born in Danville, Vermont, :1. daughter of Noah and Sally (Gray) Willey. Her paternal grandfather, Samuel Wiley, was a life-long resident of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, while her maternal grandparents, John and Hannah (Otis) Gray, spent their entire lives in Vermont. Mr. and Mrs. Way reared four children, namely: Frank S. E.; Martha Emma, the wife of George T. Waber… Freeman W.; and George Fred.

Oran W. Rowland, A History of Van Buren County, Michigan, (Lewis Publishing Co., Chicago, 1912), 2:930.

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