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Taylor, Alpheus H.
Age: 21, credited to Cornwall, VT
Unit(s): 16th NY ARTY
Service: enl, Chester, 12/16/63, m/i, Pvt, Co. K, 16th NY ARTY, same date, m/o 8/21/65, Washington, DC
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Birth: 09/11/1842, Unknown
Burial: Evergreen Cemetery, Cornwall, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone photographer: Alan Lathrop
Findagrave Memorial #: 46515656
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 7/21/1888, VT
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Evergreen Cemetery, Cornwall, VT
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Alpheus H. Taylor of West Cornwall Dies
Was Last Civil War Veteran Living In Town; Funeral To Be Held This Afternoon.
WEST CORNWALL, Jan. 12. - The funeral of Alpheus H. Taylor, West Cornwall's last veteran of the Civil war, who died Sunday, aged 86, will be held tomorrow afternoon at 1 o'clock at his late home with Rev. John Irons, pastor of the Congregational church officiating, and Simonds lodge, F. And A. M., of Shoreham, of which he was the oldest member, conducting the Masonic rites. The burial will be in Evergreen cemetery, West Cornwall.
Mr. Taylor's death followed seven years of gradual decline. He enlisted in Williamsport, Pa., and served two years with the First Pennsylvania reserves. His second enlistment, for the remainder of the war, was with the 16th New York Heavy Artillery.
Mr. Taylor was born in Chestertown, N.Y., September 14, 1842, son of Horace B., and Almira Ransom Taylor. He was married January 17, 1866 to Jane L. Peck, daughter of Romeo and Sally Chadderton Peck, who died June 21, 1919. He is survived by two sons, Edwin and George E. Taylor, both of whom lived with him.
Source: Rutland Daily Herald, January 16, 1929
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.