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Stevens, Clark


Age: 25, credited to Maidstone, VT
Unit(s): 2nd NH INF, 1st NH HARTY
Service: Co. F, 2nd NH INF; Co. I, 1st NH HVY ARTY

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Birth: 05/23/1839, Maidstone, VT
Death: 08/19/1896

Burial: Baldwin Cemetery, Stratford, NH
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 57032415


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, widow Mary S.; both units
Portrait?: David Morin Collection
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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Baldwin Cemetery, Stratford, NH

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Clark Stevens, fourth son and sixth child of Orson and Miranda (Holbrook) Stevens, was born in Maidstone, Vermont, May 23, 1839. His boyhood days were spent on the farm of his father, and his education was acquired in the common schools of the vicinity. At the age of fourteen years he went into the neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts, where he was employed in fanning until May, 1861. According to the official records he enlisted May 3, 1861, for three months, in Company F, Second New Hampshire Volunteer Infantry, but was not mustered in at that time. He re-enlisted May 27, 1861, for three years, and was mustered in June 4, 1861, as a private. He was wounded and missing July 21, 1861, at the battle of Bull Run, and no trace of him was then found. He was wounded August 29, 1862, at the second battle of Bull Run, was taken prisoner, and confined in Libby prison for nine months. He was one of the unfortunate ones to draw a number of the list of those who were to be shot, but owing to the mistake of one of the warders in skipping his name on the list, he escaped this fate. Later he was exchanged. He was at the battle of Gettysburg, July 3, 1863, and was mustered out June 21, 1864.

He enlisted in Company I, First Regiment New Hampshire Volunteer Heavy Artillery, for one year, and was mustered into service as a private the following September. He was appointed second lieutenant, September 7, 1864, and was mustered out June 15. 1865, the war being ended. His service was credited to the town of Columbia. In association with Jeremiah Willard he established the old Willard House, which the conducted for a short time, when he sold
his interest in this enterprise to Mr. Willard. He engaged in business in Bloomfield, Vermont, in 1870, in conjunction with his brother Frederick, where he established a starch mill and operated a saw mill for a period of ten years, until it was destroyed by fire. Subsequently he engaged in logging, and still later he removed to North Stratford, New Hampshire, where he carried on a grocery business, and died, August 19, 1896, from the effects of exposure in the war.

He was a selectman of Stratford for a number of years, and represented the town in the legislature four terms. He was connected with the Masonic and Odd Fellow fraternities. He married at Stratford, November 7, 1867, Mary S. Shoff, born May 7, 1850, at Island Pond. Vermont, daughter of Charles and Eliza (Spaulding) Shoff and granddaughter of Jacob and Mary (Chase) Shoff. Charles Shoff was born in Maidstone, April 30, 1824; Jacob Shoff was born in Maidstone: Mary (Chase) Schoff was a descendant of Aquilla Chase, who came to this country
from Cornish, England. Mr. and Mrs. Stevens had children:

1. Charles O., of Colebrook, married Mary Leavitt has children: Clark L., George O., Mabel and Richard.
2. Julia E., married Charles W. LeGro, a lumberman, resides in Portland, Maine, and has children: Marion S. and Mildred H.
3. Pearl C. died at the age of nineteen years.
4. Mary M., married A. S. Morse, a merchant of Stratford.
5. Alice C, married William H. Mercer, and resides in New York.
6. Mabel A., married Joseph H. Hanson, and resides in Stratford. They have children: Pearl N. Helen G. Dorothy and Clyde Stevens.
7. Herbert died in childhood.
8. Aaron E., at home.
9. Don W., is a mail carrier.

Genealogical and family history of the state of New Hampshire : a record of the achievements of her people in the making of a commonwealth and the founding of a nation by Stearns, Ezra S; Whitcher, William F. (William Frederick), 1845-1918; Parker, Edward E. (Edward Everett), 1842-1923. Volume 3

Contributed by Dave Morin

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