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Merrill, Solomon Fellows
MILITARY SERVICE
Age: 41, credited to Rockingham, VT
Unit(s): 4th VT INF
Service: enl 9/3/61, m/i 9/21/61, BNDMSTR, 4th VT INF Band, m/o 8/9/62

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VITALS
Birth: 04/22/1820, Shelburne Falls, MA
Death: 02/14/1898

Burial: Greenlawn Cemetery, Keene, NH
Marker/Plot: Section 6, Lot 315
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Carolyn Adams
Findagrave Memorial #: 18250067
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Unknown
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Remarks: None
DESCENDANTS

3rd Great Granduncle of Kristen Bardwell, Lenoir, NC

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BURIAL:
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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.

Biographical Information
(researched by Linda M. Welch, March, 2008)