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Brown, Fitch C.

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 18, credited to Wolcott, VT
Unit(s): 8th VT INF, VRC
Service: enl 11/14/61, m/i 2/18/62, PVT, Co. A, 8th VT INF, tr to VRC 6/11/64, m/o 8/3/64 (family lore: shot across the face while in the army and grew a beard to cover it)

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VITALS

Birth: 05/24/1843, Morristown, VT
Death: 03/06/1911

Burial: Brookside Cemetery, Bloomingdale, NY
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 92736062

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 3/2/1883, NY; widow Lucinda E., 4/17/1911, NY
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

DESCENDANTS

2nd Great Grandfather of Michelle Brown, NC

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BURIAL:

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Tombstone

Tombstone

Brookside Cemetery, Bloomingdale, NY

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Fitch C. Brown

News & Citizen: MARCH 29, 1911

DEATH OF FITCH C. BROWN

The Bloomingdale, N.Y. News, of March 16, publishes an obituary on Fitch C. Brown of that place. As Mr. Brown was a niativ of Morristown, and also married his wife here, we publish the article, as it may be of interest to people in this locality.

In announcing the death of Fitch. C. Browm of Bloomingdale, we announce the death of one of the most hoghly respected and noble citizens who ever passed away in Northern New York. His death occurred at his home in the village of Bloomingdale on Monday evening at about 6 o'clock. Mr. Brown was born in Morristown, Vt. May 24, 1843. Had he lived until next May he would have been 68 years of age. Mr. Brown was married in Morristown, Vt., in June, 1867, and immediately moved to Brighton, N.Y., to occupy a part of a little log house owned by Mrs. Moody. He began to work without loss of time at his trade, that of a carpenter of the first class. Mr. and Mrs. Brown resided there for two years, when they removed to Bloomingdale, where they have since made their home. The deceased continued to follow his trade and was employed much of the time by city parties.He was an excellent workman and was much sought after. Mr. Brown was a liberal man and many poor people can remember that he worked for them without pay.

The deceased enlisted in a Vermont regiment on Aug.3, 1861, and received his honorable discharge on Aug. 3, 1864. While in the army he became sergeant, Co. A., 8th Vermont Regiment.

The following children survive: Christopher Brown, who is connected with S.V. Huffman of New York; Kate B.of Fulton; Clara A. who resides in Vermont; Cleo P. and William S. of Bloomingdale. Also the following brothers; Allen P. of Bloomingdale, William E. of Clinton, Me.; George S. of the Soldiers Home; and Daniel R.of Mansfield, Vt.; and one sister, Frances, of Cambridge, Vt..

The funeral took place at the late home of the deceased on Thursday, March 16, and was one of the largest ever held in the village of Bloomingdale The service was conducted by Rev. Mr. Hawks, pastor of the Episcopal Church, and his remarks were very much enjoyed by all. The music of the funeral was very effective It was by Mrs. Martin Dodge, organist, and Jerry O. Parsons, soloist. The funeral was conducted by Felix Gonyea, the local undertaker.

The deceased was a fine gentleman of quiet disposition, ever cheerful and kind hearted, and he held the esteem of all in the community among whom he will be greatly missed.

Submitted by Deanna French.

8th Vermont Infantry Regimental History