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Bell, Freeborn E.


Age: 44, credited to St. Albans, VT
Unit(s): 1st VT INF
Service: comn 2LT, Co. C, 1st VT INF, 5/2/61 (5/9/61), m/o 8/15/61

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Birth: 1818, St. Albans, VT
Death: 1904

Burial: Greenwood Cemetery, St. Albans, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Kathy Valloch
Findagrave Memorial #: 148502440


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 10/2/1902, VT
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


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Greenwood Cemetery, St. Albans, VT

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Freeborn E. Bell

St. Albans Daily Messenger
June 23, 1904


He Was One of Swanton's Oldest Residents - A Civil War Veteran

Swanton, June 21. - Freeborn E. Bell, one of Swanton's oldest residents died last night. Mr. Bell had been an invalid for over a year and had had three paralytic shocks. He was born in St. Albans 87 years ago. He had been an extensive farmer and owned a number of large farms in this and Lamoille counties. At the breaking out of the Civil War, he was a second lieutenant in Co. C, 1st Inf. Vt. Vols., and was with his regiment until it was discharged. He was afterwards actively engaged in recruiting for other regiments. While a resident of St. Albans he held a number of public offices. In 1890 he bought the dwelling on Canada st. where he died. After living there a number of years he moved to one of his farms, where he remained until about a year ago when he came to live with his daughter in the house where he had formerly lived and which he had in the meantime deeded to his daughter. He was married twice, his last wife dying a few years ago. He is survived by three daughters and three sons. The funeral services will be held Wednesday. There will be a short service at his daughter's residence on Canada st., after which the body will be taken to the home of his son, E. H. bell at Maple ridge, near St. Albans. The funeral will be at 2 o'clock in the afternoon and burial will be in the South Main street cemetery st. Albans.

Contributed by Tom Boudreau