Merrill, Solomon Fellows
Age: 41, credited to Rockingham, VTVITALS
Birth: 04/22/1820, Shelburne Falls, MAADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Alias?: None notedDESCENDANTS
Greenlawn Cemetery, Keene, NH
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Musicians of the Fourth Vermont Infantry Regimental Band
Merrill, Solomon Fellows - Musician / Bandmaster. (b. Shelburne Falls (Franklin County) Massachusetts, 22 April, 1820, son of Thaddeus & Achsah (Severance) Merrill). Solomon enlisted at the age of 40 years from Rockingham, Vermont on 3 Sept., 1861. He played the clarinet. He mustered in at Brattleboro, 21 Sept., 1861. He mustered out with the band, 9 Aug., 1862. He m. in Shelburne Falls, 10 Oct., 1844, Isabella Bardwell (b. Leyden, Mass., 8 Sept. 1826, dau. of Captain Hubbard B. & Lucinda (Bliss) Bardwell). When his service was complete, he moved back to Shelburne Falls, and later to Keene, NH, where he formed the Cheshire County Grange No. 131, and became its master. Solomon d. in Keene, NH, 14 Feb., 1898 (age 77 years, 10 months, 4 days). He was buried in the Greenlawns cemetery in Keene, NH.
(researched by Linda M. Welch, March, 2008)