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Burton, Reuben


Age: 38, credited to Castleton, VT
Unit(s): 43rd USCI
Service: enl 2/15/64, Rutland, VT, for Co. B, 54th MA INF, but m/i Pvt. Co. D 43rd U.S. Colored Inf., 2/15/64, m/o 8/20/65 (5' 5" Black eyes, Black hair, Black complexion; farmer)

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Birth: 1821, Castleton, VT
Death: 08/16/1869

Burial: Drowned in Lake Bomoseen, Castleton, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer:

Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, widow Judith, 7/17/1890, 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: None


Great Granduncle of Bev Brown, Tucson, AZ

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Copyright notice


Drowned in Lake Bomoseen, Castleton, VT

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On Sunday last at 2 p. m., a colored man named Reuben Burton, aged 40 years, was drowned in Lake Bomoseen, about four miles north of this village. He hailed from Saratoga Springs, where he has a brother now residing, and was visiting his friends at West Castleton. At the time mentioned, in company with others, he went to the lake to swim. While in the water he suddenly sank to rise no no more alive. It was not possible to rescue him. As he was a good swimmer it is supposed he would have saved himself but for the whiskey he had imbibed.

Source: Rutland Daily Herald, September 10, 1869.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.