Willard, James R.
Age: 37, credited to Rutland, VTVITALS
Birth: 1824, Keene, NHADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Alias?: None notedDESCENDANTS
Evergreen Cemetery, Rutland, VT
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Musicians of the Fourth Vermont Infantry Regimental Band
Willard, James R. - Musician. (b. NH, 1824). He enlisted at the age of 37 years from Rutland County, Vermont, 21 Sept., 1861. He mustered in with the regimental band at Camp Holbrook in Brattleboro, Vt. 21 Sept., 1861. He mustered out 14 July, 1862. He m. 1st in Keene, NH, 11 Sept., 1845, Caroline A. Taft of Keene, NH. They had two children, Lovell (b. Dec., 1847 .. d. in Keene, 28 Feb., 1853), and Samantha Malvina (b. Keene, 28 July, 1849). Caroline died of fever in Keene, NH, 22 Jan., 1854 (age 35). James moved to Rutland, Vermont. He served in the Civil War, and went back to Rutland. He m. 2nd Mary A. _____ (b. 1818). When the 1860 census was taken, they were living in Rutland City. He was a carpenter and their little house was valued at $600. In 1870 they were still residents of Rutland City, renting an apartment from Oscar Duncklee the butcher. When the 1880 census was taken, they were renting rooms at 199 Grove Street from Julia A. Keyes. James died May, 1889 (age 65). Mary filed for a Widow's pension while living in Rutland, (App #403861, Cert #271010).
(researched by Linda M. Welch, March, 2008)