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Abbott, Stearns Kendall

Age: 25, credited to Norwich, VT
Unit(s): 14th NH INF
Service: enl, Alton, NH, 1/1/64, m/i, Pvt, unassigned, 14th NH INF, dsrtd 1/25/64, Concord, NH

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Birth: abt 1839, Norwich, VT
Death: after 1911

Burial: May be buried in ..., , PA
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer:

Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Not Found
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: more off-site

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Last known living in Pennsylvania
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Stearns K. Abbott, the supposed murderer of Mrs. Core, Groton, Mass., was discharge from the N. H. State prison last November, 1879. He served two terms for stealing.

Woodstock Spirit of the Age, Feb. 4, 1880
Courtesy of Deanna French.

BOSTON, April 6 --- There was no outspoken opposition to the granting of a pardon to Stearns Kendall Abbott whose sentence of death for the murder of Mrs. Maria Crowe at Groton in 1880, was commuted to imprisonment for life at a hearing before the pardon committee of the executive council yesterday. It was shown, however, that there was on file in the executive office, a protest against the pardon by Judge and former district attorney Stevens, who assisted in the prosecution of the case against Abbott.

E. F. McSweeney of Boston conducted the hearing, and one of the jury told the committee that conviction was the result of Abbott's record, rather than the evidence. It was urged that Abbott had been a model prisoner, that he had served 5 years longer than the average convict, that there was doubt about his guilt, and upon release, a nephew would provide a home for him in Pennsylvania. The committee took the petition under advertisement and will report to the council.

The Barre Daily Times, April 6, 1911
Courtesy of Deanna French.

BOSTON -- April 27 -- Prison doors, which shut for life on Stearns Kendall Abbott thirty years ago after the conviction of the murder of Mrs. Marion Crew of Groton, swing open for him today, through a pardon by Governor Foss, with the approval of a majority of the executive council. Abbott always denied he was guilty of the murder.

The Barre Daily Times, April 27, 1911
Courtesy of Deanna French.