Burleson, Robert B.
Age: 20, credited to Pownal, VT
Unit(s): 10th VT INF
Service: Pvt, Co. E, 10th VT INF, wdd, Petersburg, 4/2/65, m/o 5/22/65 (enl as Robert Benjamin)
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Birth: 02/15/1842, Unknown
Burial: Oak Hill Cemetery, Pownal, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)
Alias?: Benjamin, Robert B.
Pension?: Yes, widow Harriet
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Oak Hill Cemetery, Pownal, VT
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DIES FROM PYAEMIA
Death of Robert Burleson of South Shaftsbury
SCRATCHED HIS FINGER
Mr. Burleson Was a Veteran and Leading Citizen – Selectman of the Town.
R..R. Burleson well known in this section died at his house in South Shaftsbury early Sunday morning from blood poisoning. Wile at work in the barn some two weeks before his death he scratched his hand on a nail.
But little attention was paid to it until the Sunday before his death when symptoms of blood poisoning set in and eventually caused his death. Mr., Burleson was 62 years of age, was born in Bennington but had a large part of his life was passed in Pownal and Cambridge, N. Y.
He moved from the latter place to South Shaftsbury five years ago. For a number of years he was a traveling salesman, and met with good success in the business. He was good company, pleasant, and had many friends among the merchants.
Although an ardent democrat he had served his town in official capacities, and at the time of his death was one of the selectmen of the town of Shaftsbury.
He had been for over 20 years a member of Cambridge Valley lodge F. & A. M. of Cambridge. He served during the Civil war in Company K, tenth Vermont, and was an active comrade of John McKee post G. A.R. of Cambridge. He is survived by his wife and one daughter, the latter being the wife of Howard D. Bailey of Superior, Wis., and who will probably reach home Tuesday.
The funeral will take place at 11 a.m. Wednesday, from the house. Rev. Phillip Schuyler will officiate, the burial burial will be in Pownal. The bearers will be selected from the masonic fraternity, and G.A.R. comrades from Cambridge.
Source: Bennington Banner, February 8, 1904
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.