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Huntoon, John E.

Age: 20, credited to Shrewsbury, VT
Unit(s): 10th VT INF, VRC
Service: enl 7/16/62, m/i 9/1/62, 3SGT, Co. C, 10th VT INF, red 4/1/65, tr to VRC 2/21/65, m/o 5/5/65

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Birth: abt 1842, Cuttingsville, Shrewsbury, VT
Death: 1899

Burial: Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Newark, NJ
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer:
Findagrave Memorial #: 148378246
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, application date
Portrait?: Gibson Collection
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: 10th Vt. History off-site

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(Gibson Collection)


At the reunion of the 10th VT regiment, J. E. Huntoon was the secretary. Burlington Free Press, 4 Sept 1974, p. 2.

J.E. Huntoon was a member of a wealthy mens club in Rutland called the "Knights of Pythias" that did benevolent deeds in the community. Only "Rutland Gentlemen allowed." The Rutland Daily Globe, 11 Nov 1875, p. 3.

J.E. Huntoon was called "a well-known citizen" of Rutland. He was on a business trip to the south. He sent fruit trees from Florida to Rutland to beautify the city. The Rutland Daily Globe, 18 Jan 1875, p. 3.

J.E. Huntoon moved to New York City in early 1975. The Rutland Daily Globe, 27 Nov 1875, p. 3.

The brick house of J.E. Huntoon in Rutland was for sale. The Rutland Daily Globe, 11 Feb 1876, p. 2.

Courtesy of Rev. Ken Lawson.


Insurance Policies Aggregating $1,000,000

Some Mystery About the Death of J. E. Huntoon, a Lightning-Rod Agent, Who is Said to Have Formerly Lived in Rutland.

The story comes from Norfolk, Va., that J. E. Huntoon, a lightning rod agent who died at Richmond recently, carried insurance policies aggregating more than $1,000,000. He was a lightning rod agent and his acquaintances did not suppose his earnings were sufficient to pay the premiums on the enormous policies which he carried. The body is said to have been buried at Newark, N.J., where Huntoon formerly lived. He is described as 59 years old, six feet in height, weighing over 300. One despatch stated that he lived in Rutland 20 years ago, and went from there to New York, where he ran one of the biggest gambling dens in the city. Captain Frank T. Huntoon, of the First Vermont Cavalry, who was a Rutland man, ran a gambling place in New York many years and gained notoriety in 1888 by winning a $50,000 bet on Harrison's election. It is believed that the dead man may have been John E. Huntoon, who enlisted from Shrewsbury in September, 1862, in the 10th Vermont regiment. He was sergeant in Company C and served until May, 1865. The Huntoon who carried the big insurance policies is said to have a mother and sister living in Rutland.

Vermont Phoenix, November 24, 1899

Courtesy of Heidi McColgan