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Benjamin, Joseph Steven Martin

Age: 20, credited to Marshfield, VT
Unit(s): 1st VT CAV
Service: enl 11/27/63, m/i 12/31/63, PVT, Co. B, 1st VT CAV, tr to Co. E 6/21/65, m/o 8/9/65

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Birth: 12/31/1845, Marshfield, VT
Death: 02/24/1920

Burial: Village Cemetery, Plainfield, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Monica White
Findagrave Memorial #: 55922126
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, death date/location
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

2nd Great Grandfather of Thomas S. Benjamin, Stone Harbor, NJ

2nd Great Grandfather of Donna Merriam, Morrisville, VT

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Village Cemetery, Plainfield, VT

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The death of Joseph S. M. Benjamin occurred here Feb. 24, the cause being an attack of pneumonia of five days duration, although the had been in feeble health the past year with heart trouble.

Mr. Benjamin was 74 years and 24 days of age, the youngest and last of a large family of 11 children of Gideon Benjamin, all deceased. He was born in Marshfield and lived in that town and Plainfield all his life. He married Emmagene Bancroft of Marshfield, who survives him. To them were born five children, George C., Mrs. Jerome Barlow, Mrs. Bert Townsend, Elmer D. and Katie E., all survive him except Katie, who died June 11, 1903. Ten grandchildren and five great-grandchildren also survive him.

Mr. Benjamin served his country in the Civil War, enlisting Nov. 27, 1863, in the 1st Vermont Cavalry, Co. B., and serving until the close of the war. He followed the occupation of farming until May 8, 1917, when he sold his farm and retired to the village of Plainfield.

Barre Daily Times, March 2, 1920
Courtesy of Deanna French