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Smith, Henry Christopher


Age: 20, credited to Royalton, VT
Unit(s): 4th VT INF
Service: enl 9/3/61, m/i 9/21/61, MSCN, 4th VT INF Band, m/o 8/9/62

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Birth: 02/23/1841, Barnard, VT
Death: 09/19/1903

Burial: High Street Cemetery, Haydenville, MA
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 132849126


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, widow Helen M., 5/16/1908, MA
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: None


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High Street Cemetery, Haydenville, MA

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Musicians of the Fourth Vermont Infantry Regimental Band

Smith, Henry Christopher - Musician. (b. Barnard (Orange County) Vt. 23 Feb., 1841, son of Stillman Fordyce & Hannah (Taggart) Smith). He enlisted from Royalton, Vermont at the age of 20 years, 3 Sept., 1861. He mustered in with the band at Camp Holbrook at Brattleboro, 21 Sept., 1861. He was mustered out with the band, 9 Aug., 1862. He came home to Royalton, Vermont where he remained until 1868. He m. in Royalton, Vt., 8 Sept., 1864, Helen M. Fay (b. 13 June, 1842, dau. of Thomas Barnes & Hannah (Wolcott) Fay). In 1870, Henry and Helen were living in Williamsburg (Hampshire County) Massachusetts, where Henry was in partnership in the community of "Haydenville" with his brother-in-law, Chauncey W. Fay, retail merchants. They bought the store from C. D. Wait in 1858. In 1880, they still living in Williamsburg, where Henry was the sole proprietor of a retail store. They had one son, Nelson Fay Smith (b. Royalton, Vt. 6 Feb. 1866, m. Amy N. Boehme of Windsor; became a Congregational Minister). Also living with them in 1880, was Henry's mom, Hannah (age 59, widow). Henry was an ardent prohibitionist and one of Williamsburg's "Ten Men." He served as a selectman for many years. In 1900, Henry and Helen had been married 36 years and had one son. Living with them in Williamsburg was Helen's sister, Frances Adelaide (Fay) Shedd (b. Royalton, Vt., 19 April, 1844, age 56, widow of Chauncey Fay). Henry Smith d. in Williamsburg, Massachusetts, 19 Sept., 1903 (age 62).

Biographical Information
(researched by Linda M. Welch, March, 2008)