Wellman, Samuel F.
Age: 19, credited to Brattleboro, VT
Unit(s): 1st VT CAV
Service: enl 12/11/63, m/i 1/2/64, PVT, Co. F, 1st VT CAV, pr SGT 7/1/65, tr to Co. D, 6/21/65, pow, Piping Tree, 3/2/64, prld 4/30/64, m/o 8/9/65
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Birth: 11/14/1844, Hinsdale, NH
Burial: Leavitt Cemetery, Charlemont, MA
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Greg Boyd
Findagrave Memorial #: 80680119
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 1/5/1893, VT
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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2nd Great Grandfather of Greg Boyd, Northfield, VT
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Leavitt Cemetery, Charlemont, MA
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Samuel F. Wellman
Samuel F. Wellman died at his home on Tunnel street Sunday afternoon, after a few hours illness. Mr. Wellman was born in Hinsdale, N.H., November 14, 1844. He was the only son of Samuel F. and Laura (Wellens) Wellman. He spent his early life in Brattleboro. He was a Civil War veteran, enlisting from Brattleboro in the First Vermont cavalry, Co. F, Dec. 11, 1863, and served until the end of the war. He had been for years the only surviving member of A. L. Pike Post, G.A.R., and had served as its commander at different times. He was greatly interested in all patriotic orders and in everything that was for the good of his country as well as for the good of the town in which he had lived for the past 37 years. On Oct. 12, 1871, he was married to Miss Lestina Hicks of North Adams, whom he has survived but eleven weeks. Of this union eight children were born, only three of whom are living. Mrs. Herbert O. King, with whom he made his home, Mrs. Arthur Hawkes of Orange, Mass., and Charles Wellman of this place. He also leaves five grandchildren, Mrs. Neal Dolan, Fred King, Misses Laura and Ida Wellman of this place and Miss Mae Wellman of Orange, Mass., and four great grandchildren, Neal and Miss Phyllis Dolan and Wesley and Miss Marjorie King of this place. Mr. Wellman was employed by the Readsboro Chair company for over 30 years. He was one of the company's foremen and was always faithful and efficient and considered one of their most trustworthy employees until failing health overtook him and he retired from active duties about nine years ago.
Mr. Wellman was a loving and kind husband and father always happiest when surrounded by his family.
The funeral will be held at the home on Tunnel street Wednesday morning at 11 o'clock. Burial will be in Charlemont, Mass., beside his wife and children.
Source: North Adams Transcript, 7 February 1928; contributed by Tom Boudreau