Taft, Asa Prescott
Age: 0, credited to Sutton, VT
Unit(s): 11th IN INF
Service: MUSC, Co. E, 11th IN INF
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Birth: 05/03/1832, Sutton, VT
Burial: Village Cemetery, Sutton, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 28853354
Alias?: None noted
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Village Cemetery, Sutton, VT
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TAFT--Asa Prescott Taft, a well known resident of St. Johnsbury, died at his home on Concord Avenue, Monday evening, the result of a shock sustained october 26, from which he never rallied.
Mr. Taft was born in Sutton May 3, 1832, and lived there until he was 21, when he went to Indiana and taught school until the beginning of the Civil War, when he enlisted in the band of the 11th Indiana Infantry. The band was mustered out after one year of service, and Mr. Taft enlisted in Co. E. of the same regiment, as a private, and was mustered out at the close of the war as a sergeant.
He then came to St Johnsbury and worked as a clerk in Fairbanks store, and afterwards spent several years in business in Sutton, Glover and Waterford. Then he came to the farm where he has since resided.
He was a musician of ability, and has been connected with the choirs of various churches for many years. He was a member of the Baptist Church in Sutton, and Chamberlin Post 1. G.A.R.
He married Hannah B. Tibbetts, September 16, 1866. Of their children two daughters died several years ago, and one son, A. Roy, with his mother survive him. Mr. Taft was a genial and highly respected man. He was quiet in manner, and made many warm friends, who will extend sincere sympathy to Mrs. Taft and son.
The funeral will be held at the house Thursday morning at 9 o’clock, Rev. R. A. Dustin officiating. The burial will be at his old home in Sutton.
Source: St. Johnsbury Caledonian, Nov. 5, 1902
Courtesy of Deanna French