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Neddo, George

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 22, credited to Middlebury, VT
Unit(s): 6th VT INF
Service: enl 10/2/61, m/i 10/15/61, PVT, Co. A, 6th VT INF, pr SGT, pr 1SGT, comn 2LT, 5/15/64 (5/27/64), pr 1LT, 6/7/64 (6/23/64), m/o 10/28/64

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VITALS

Birth: 04/28/1836, Rouses Point, NY
Death: 05/23/1916

Burial: Neddo Street Cemetery, Whitehall, NY
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 88735323

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 10/8/1884
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: None

DESCENDANTS

2nd Great Grandfather of Rebecca Catroppa, Niskayuna, NY

Great Grandfather of Robert Mead, Fayetteville, TN

Great Grandfather of Tom Kana, Monument, CO

Great Granduncle of David Lowndes, Reno, NV

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BURIAL:

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Tombstone

Tombstone

Neddo Cemetery, Whitehall, NY

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George Neddo

CAPT. GEORGE NEDDO, who has for the last eight years held the important position of marine insurance adjuster for some of the best companies in the United States and Canada, was born in Rouse's Point, New York, which he has always made his home, on April 26, 1840. He is a son of Peter and Mary (Belele) Neddo, who were both born in the Dominion of Canada, and where they were married, coming to the United States in 1837. Peter Neddo was forced to leave his native country on account of his being one of Papineau's soldiers, and was given his choice to leave the country or be hanged. He located immediately after his arrival in the village of Whitehall, where he resided until his death occurred in 1856, having been born in 1802. He was a member of the Catholic Church, and by occupation was a boat-builder. His wife died in 1885, at the age of eighty-one years; she was also a member of the Catholic Church.

Capt. George Neddo grew to manhood in Whitehall, receiving his education in the schools of that village, and after leaving school, at the age of sixteen, commenced work at ship carpentering, at which he continued up to the breaking out of the war in 1861. In that year he enlisted in Company A, 6th Vermont infantry, as a private, and served for three years and three months, being discharged at Brattleboro, Vermont, October 20, 1864, with the rank of captain. In 1865 he commenced work again at boat building at Whitehall, where he has continued manufacturing canal boats ever since. He has completed since engaging in this business himself, one hundred and sixty canal boats, which is a greater number than has been built by any other man in Whitehall. In 1888 he accepted the position of marine insurance adjuster, operating north of Troy and in Canada, for some of the best insurance companies. Captain Neddo has been twice married: first in 1865, to Mary Brown, of Whitehall; her death occurred in 1866, leaving one child, a daughter, Kate, who is the wife of John Morris, formerly of England, but now a resident of Whitehall; his second marriage was in 1867, to Delia Archambault, of Canada. By the last marriage there have been born four sons and six daughters: Mary, Oliver, Delia, Emma, Henry, Eva, Clara, Thomas L., Robert C., and Phronie, who died in 1893, in her seventh year.

In political opinion Captain Neddo is a stanch republican, served on excise board, and has been village trustee, and takes an active interest in the success of his party.

History and Biography of Washington County and the Town of Queensbury, New York, (Gresham Publishing Co., 1894), p. 47.

Contributed by Robert M. Mead, George's great-grandson.

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