Barnes, Albert G.
Age: 24, credited to Bethel, VTVITALS
Birth: 12/25/1837, Middlebury, VTADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Alias?: None notedDESCENDANTS
South View Cemetery, Randolph, VT
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Judy Boles has had this prayer book for 20 years, a gift from her former minister. The minister had a home in New Hampshire.
The prayer book was presented, as shown below, to Albert G. Barnes, Co. A, 16th Vermont, by Rev. Josiah Sweat, who, according to Judy's research, was the minister of Christ Church in Bethel.
DEATH OF A. G. BARNES
Albert G. Barnes entered into rest at 3:30 o'clock Monday morning in the 72d year of his age. He had been failing in health for a long time from a nervous trouble that had its origin in a disease of the heart, with which he was seized some years ago. During the last five months he had needed the care of an attendant, though he was strong enough on the 7th inst. To make a visit to the business part of the village. His death occurred at his home, with Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Foster, whose friendship and companionship gave comfort and happiness to the last years of his life.
Mr. Barnes was born in Middlebury Dec. 25, 1837, and had two brothers and two sisters whom he survived. In 1848 he removed to Bethel and until he was 21 lived on the place he owned at his death. He then went west for a stay of three years, after which he returned to Vermont to enlist in the Civil War August 1862, in Company A., 16th Vermont Regiment. He was wounded at the battle of Gettysburg July 3, 1863, and was discharged Sept. 3, 1863, for the expiration of his time.
Nov. 20, 1865, he married Mary Leach, who died Jan. 6, 1899. Having no children they adopted a daughter, Nellie Barnes, to whom they were greatly attached. She grew to womanhood, married Burton Spooner, of Bethel, and died in 1891, leaving a husband, and one son, Laurel Spooner, who still lives in Bethel.
True to the responsibilities of life and a good citizen, Mr. Barnes had yet the saving grace of humor that lightens care and brightens the dull round of homely duties. He has been a member of the Cong'l church about 15 years, and in his daily walk bore testimony to the faith that sustained him to the last.
Prayer at the house at 1:30 yesterday morning was followed by the funeral service in the Methodist church at 2 o'clock, with Rev. Dr. A. L. Cooper officiating. U. S. Grand Post had its burial ritual at the church, and provided as bearers, Comrades, G. W. Flagg, F. H. Ketchum, . E. T. Sault, and L. D. Rhodes.
No more waiting--only resting
For life's harvest time to pass,
All its golden grain is garnered,
And its full sheaves safe at last.
Hands that toiled for others helping.
Now are folded evermore
And the treasured ship is anchored,
Close beside the "Shining Shore"
West Randolph Herald & News, March 19, 1908
Courtesy of Deanna French