Beach, John Titus
Age: 19, credited to Salisbury, VT
Unit(s): 2nd VT INF
Service: enl 5/18/61, m/i 6/20/61, 2SGT, Co. K, 2nd VT INF, pr 1SGT 6/24/62, m/o 6/29/64
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Birth: 11/11/1842, Salisbury, VT
Burial: Dellwood Cemetery, Manchester, VT
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Carolyn Adams
Findagrave Memorial #: 5022900
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 03/31/1879; widow Edith K., 02/15/1906, NH
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Grandfather of Joan Beach Little, Center Sandwich, NH
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Dellwood Cemetery, Manchester, VT
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Remains of John T. Beach Brought to Vermont.
John T. Beach, a native of Salisbury, died January 23 at his home in Manchester, M.H., after an illness of six weeks. The body was brought to Salisbury for burial. Mr. Beach was born in Salisbury November 11, 1842. His boyhood was passed in his native town, where he attended the public schools. At sixteen he went to Manchester and for a time worked in the Manchester corporation. He returned to Salisbury and served an apprenticeship at carriage making in the meantime attending the fall terms of school.
May 18, 1861 he enlisted in Co. K, 2nd Vt. Vols. He served for over three years. He was slightly wounded on several occasions and returned home with the rank of first sergeant. He was honorably discharged June 29, 1864.
Soon after the close of the war Mr. Beach went to Manchester and engaged in the manufacture of carriages a business he carried on successfully for fifteen years.
In 1882 he went to Manchester, N.H., and engaged in the manufacture of carriages, continuing in it up to two years ago last August, when he retired.
For three years he was master of Adoniram Lodge of Masons at Manchester, and when he went to Manchester, N.H., he united with Lafayette lodge in that city. He was a member of the G.A.R. and Union Veteran's Union, the Manchester War Veterans and of the Vermont Association and had served as commander of Louis Bell post, colonel of the Union Veteran's Union, first lieutenant of the Manchester War Veterans and president of the Vermont Association. He was a Republican and served in the legislature.
Mr. Beach was twice married, his first wife being Miss Clarissa Goldthwaite, of Rutland, the marriage taking place in October, 1864. She died in 1873, leaving one daughter, Emma. In May 1876, Mr. Beach was married a second time, taking for this wife, Miss Edith Kelley, of Manchester; one son, Watson Edgar, was born to them.
He is survived by his wife, , one daughter, Emma, a son, Watson Edgar Beach; two brothers, W.E. Beach of West Salisbury, and J. Mosely Beach of Rutland; three sisters, Mrs. Henry Pierce of West Salisbury, Mrs. Katie A. Pratt of Rutland, and Mrs. Henry Lewis of Manchester, N.H.
Source: Middlebury Register, Feb 2, 1906
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.