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Rounds, William

Age: 37, credited to Chester, VT
Unit(s): 16th VT INF
Service: comn MAJ, 16th VT INF, 9/27/62 (10/12/62), m/o 8/10/63

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Birth: 07/13/1825, Chester, VT
Death: 01/13/1898

Burial: Brookside Cemetery, Chester, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Carolyn Adams
Findagrave Memorial #: 111806074
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes
Portrait?: VHS off-site
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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Brookside Cemetery, Chester, VT

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Major William Rounds died at Chester yesterday. He was born in Chester July 13, 1825, and was educated in the district schools and Chester Academy, studied law under Oremal H. Hutchinson, and entered the law office of Barrett H. Tracy at Woodstock, where he was admitted to the bar. He represented Chester in the legislature in 1857, 1858, 1863, and 1867.

During the war he was Major of the 16th Vermont Volunteers. From 1865 to 1878 he was Probate Judge for the district of Winsor, and he held the office of State's Attorney in 1860 and 1861. He was a member of the constitutional convention, and in 1886 was elected Assistant Judge of the Windsor County Court, holding this office until 1896, when he resigned because of failing health.The funeral of Allison E. French, a veteran of the Civil War, was held yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the home of his brother, Albert, with the Rev. W. A. Kenzie officiating. The bearers were; D. S. Waterman, William Burns, Randall French, of Williamstown, and George French. The interment was in Elmwood Cemetery. Mr. French had been caretaker of this cemetery for 15 years.

The deceased was a member of Co. E., 5th Vermont Infantry during the Civil War. He leaves two daughters, Miss Katherine French and Mrs. Williams, of this city, four brothers; Albert and George of Barre, William of Hot Springs, Arkansas, and Randall of Williamstown, a sister Alma Wylie of Malone, N. Y., and a niece, Mrs. A. M. Daly, who has kept house for him for several years.

Vermont Phoenix (Battleboro), January 14, 1898

Courtesy of Deanna French