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Allen, William I.


Age: 26, credited to Hartland, VT
Unit(s): 12th VT INF
Service: enl 9/3/62, m/i 10/4/62, Pvt, Co. A, 12th VT INF, disch 3/29/63

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Birth: 08/30/1836, Plainfield, NH
Death: 12/13/1917

Burial: Village Cemetery, Hartland, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Bev Lasure
Findagrave Memorial #: 24170564


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 2/8/1864; widow Emma L., 1/21/1918, VT
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: See Benedict's Army Life in Virginia


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Hartland Village Cemetery, Hartland, VT

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William I. Allen

The Vermont Journal, December 21, 1917

William I. Allen, after many weeks of failing health, passed away at the home on the early morning of the 13th. The funeral services were held at the house Saturday afternoon at 1 o’clock and burial was made in Hartland cemetery. Rev. L. R. Daniels of Windsor was the officiating clergyman.

W. I. Allen was born in Plainfield, N. H., August 30, 1836, but at an early age the family moved across the river into Hartland. He was the fourth of the six children born to William and Hannah (Shaw) Allen. He is survived by his wife, Lucy Woodard Allen, two daughters, Ruth and Irene. Ruth is now Mrs. Robert Craig of Windsor, who has four children, all of whom were at he funeral except Jessie and Susie. John was two weeks old on the day of the funeral. A sister, the youngest of the six children, Mrs. J. S. Manson, of Allston, Mass., and her daughter, Mrs. Atkins, of Longmeadow, Mass., are the only known relatives living. These complete the list of surviving relatives.

Mr. Allen was in Co. A. 12th Regiment, Vermont Volunteers, War of the Rebellion. It was often remarked that Mr. Allen could repeat more scripture than any one around. Mr. Allen was a very kind husband and father with a genial disposition and a kind word for all. He will be greatly missed, not only in the home, but in the community.

The Vermont Journal, July 2, 1953

"Mrs. Emma Lucy Allen, 82, the last widow of a Civil War veteran in Hartland died at her home Monday, June 29 after a short illness.

She was born in Plainfield, N. H., Aug. 10, 1870, the daughter of Charles F. and Laura (Corey) Woodward. She married William I. Allen Aug. 5, 1890, and resided in Hartland since that time. Her husband died in 1917.

Mrs. Allen leaves two daughters, Mrs. Ruth Craig of Windsor and Mrs. Halbert Densmore of Hartland; one sister, Mrs. Agnes Cobb of Bellows Falls; 13 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild.

Services were held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at her home with the Rev. Milton Lavery officiating. Burial was in Hartland Village Cemetery."

Courtesy of Cathy Hoyt.