Smart, William Stevenson
Age: 29, credited to Benson, VTVITALS
Birth: 03/10/1833, Johnstown, NYADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Alias?: None notedDESCENDANTS
Died in Burlington, VT
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Rev. William Stevenson Smart, D.D., son of John Gardiner and Anna Maria (Stevenson) Smart. Born in Johnstown, N. Y., March 10, 1833. Student, Washington Academy, Cambridge, N. Y. Studied law in San Francisco, Cal., 1854. Admitted to the bar, 1856. Practiced law in San Francisco and edited a newspaper in Weaverville, Cal. Clerk, U. S. Court, San Francisco, 1856. Lawyer, Xenia, O., 1857. Studied theology, Xenia Theological Seminar, 1857-1858; Union Theological Seminary, 1859-1860. Ordained, 1861. Chaplain, 14th Vt. Vols., 1862-1863. Pastor, First Church, Albany, N. Y., 186701889; Brandon, Vt., 1889-1905. Corporate member, A. B. C. F. M. Married Sarah Juliet Chipman, Sept. 8, 1858. Children: Isaac Chipman; Francis W.; William Stevenson. D.D., Union. Died in Burlington, Vt., April 29, 1912. (Trustee, Middlebury College, 1890).Catalog of the Officers and Students of Middlebury College in Middlebury, Vermont and of others who have received degrees 1800-1915, (Published by the College, 1917), pp. xxiii
WAS CIVIL WAR CHAPLAIN
The Rev. William S. Smart Dies in Burlington
Burlington, April 29. - The Rev. William S. Smart, a retired Congregational minister, died this morning at the home of his son, Rev. I.C. Smart, after a short illness. He was in his eightieth year. He was born in Johnstown, N.Y., ordained in 1861 at Benson, preached 22 years at Albany, N.Y., 12 years at Brandon and was chaplain of the Fourteenth Vermont volunteers in the Civil war.
St. Albans Daily Messenger, May 2, 1912
Contributed by Tom Boudreau.
(Correspondence included with his Compiled Service Record)
This may certify that the Revd W. S. Smart is a minister in good and regular standing of the Orthodox Congregational Church and as such is intirely worthy & amply qualified for the office of Chaplain in the United States Army, and we cheerfully recommend him for that position.SS/The above named clergymen are of good standing in this state, as reported to me.
George P. Tyler, Pastor of Congregational Church in Brattleboro
O. S. Searles, Pastor of the Congregational Church in Berlin, Vt.
Joseph Chandler, Past of Congregational Church, West Brattleboro
Silas Aikers, Pastor of the Cong'l Ch'h, Rutland, Vt.
Brattleboro, Vt. W. Austine
Oct 23, '62. Maj USA, Mus. Off'r.
Courtesy of William Stevens Smart, the chaplain's 2nd great grandson.