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Morrill, Julius Abbott

MILITARY SERVICE
Age: 25, credited to Bellows Falls, VT
Unit(s): 11th VT INF
Service: substitute - enl 8/31/63, m/i 8/31/63, PVT, Co. A, 11th VT INF, comn 2LT 1/21/64 (2/6/64), dismissed the service, 2/2/65

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VITALS
Birth: 01/09/1838, St. Johnsbury, VT
Death: 01/23/1908

Burial: Springfield Street Cemetery, Agawam, MA
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 95698577
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes
Portrait?: Unknown
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: Died in Patterson, NJ

Note: The 11th Vermont Infantry was also known as the 1st Vermont Heavy Artillery; the names were used interchangably for most of its career

DESCENDANTS

2nd Great Grandfather of Oriin Alva Kelley, Palm Coast, FL

Great Grandfather of Christopher Morrill, Saxtons River, VT

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BURIAL:
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Tombstone

Tombstone

Springfield Street Cemetery, Agawam, MA

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Biography

He was born on January 9, 1838, in Saint Johnsbury, Vermont. He was the son of the Honorable Calvin Morrill (1807-1884) and his mother was Sophronia Lee (1810-1897). Julius was their only son, and they had three daughters.

His father during the Civil War was a chairman of the board of selectmen, and involved in making sure that Saint Johnsbury met the quota of soldiers. As this was going on, Julius enlisted as a substitute for Luther A. Daniels. He enlisted in Company A, 11th Regiment on August 31, 1863. Other records show that Julius served as a Private in the 1st Heavy Artillery Regiment of Vermont. On January 21, 1864 he was promoted as Junior Second Lieutenant. He was discharge on February 2, 1865.

He graduated from Amherst College in 1866, and shortly married Sarah Chamberlain Bell on November 1, 1866, in Agawam, Massachusetts. Sarah was a graduate of Mount Holyoke Seminary, class of 1865. She was the daughter of Doctor Cyrus Bell (1813-1882) and Emeline "Emma" Chamberlin (1822-1896). They had nine children together.

Children:
Gertrude Lee Morrill (daughter)
Born: September 18th, 1867 in Agawam, Hampden County, Massachusetts
Died: October 24th, 1939 in Bridgeport, Fairfield County, Connecticut

Calvin Morrill (son)
Born: September 4th, 1869 in Agawam, Hampden County, Massachusetts
Died: June 22nd, 1871 in Feeding Hills, Hampden County, Massachusetts

Harry Bell Morrill (son)
Born: November 19th, 1871 in Feeding Hills, Hampden County, Massachusetts
Died: July 7th, 1883 in Rockingham, Windham County, Vermont

Julie Chamberlain Morrill (daughter)
Born: June 3rd, 1873 in New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut
Died: February 6th, 1952 in Essex, Middlesex County, Connecticut

George Pillsbury Morrill (son)
Born: October 27th, 1874 in Feeding Hills, Hampden County, Massachusetts
Died: September 29th, 1938 in Bridgeport, Fairfield County, Connecticut

James Percival Morrill (son)
Born: January 6th, 1876 in Agawam, Hampden County, Massachusetts
Died: December 14th, 1941 in Paterson, Passaic County, New Jersey

Calvin Morrill (son)
Born: August 9th, 1882 in Rockingham, Windham County, Vermont
Died: August 24th, 1882 in Rockingham, Windham County, Vermont

Cyrus Morrill (son)
Born: August 9th, 1882 in Rockingham, Windham County, Vermont
Died: August 24th, 1882 in Rockingham, Windham County, Vermont

Margaret Bell Morrill (daughter)
Born: May 7th, 1885 in Bellows Falls, Windham County, Vermont
Died: November 1st, 1966 in Old Saybrook, Middlesex County, Connecticut

There is a Business Directory for Windham County, Vermont printed in the year of 1884 showing some things about Julius Morrill. There was written that Julius worked in the custom house in New York as a Stock Broker. In the year of 1878, he was engaged with Charles Scribner's Sons up to when this Directory was written in 1884. (Gazetteer and Business Directory of Windham County, Vt., 1724-1884, page 304)

On January 23, 1908 Julius died at the home of his son Dr. James P. Morrill in Paterson, New Jersey.

Contributed by Orrin Alva Kelley, Palm Coast, FL, Julius' 2nd great grandson.

Obituary

St. Johnsbury --- News has been received of the death of Julius A. Morrill, in a Paterson, N. J. Hospital. He was a native of this town, a graduate of Amherst College the class of 66, and a member of 11th vermont battery of heavy artillery during the war. He was a kinsman of the late Senator Morrill, and for many years traveled through New England in the subscription business.
Burlington Weekly Free Press, Jan. 30, 1908

Courtesy of Deanna French