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Willard, James R.

Age: 37, credited to Rutland, VT
Unit(s): 4th VT INF
Service: enl 9/3/61, m/i 9/21/61, MSCN, 4th VT INF Band, m/o 7/14/62

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Birth: 1824, Keene, NH
Death: 08/13/1889

Burial: Evergreen Cemetery, Rutland, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Jennifer Snoots

Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Unknown
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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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).

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