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Colomb, John


Age: 19, credited to Swanton, VT
Unit(s): 6th VT INF
Service: enl 9/23/61, m/i 10/15/61, Pvt, Co. K, 6th VT INF, m/o 10/28/64

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Birth: 09/05/1842, Fairfield, VT
Death: 01/21/1919

Burial: St. Marys Cemetery, Swanton, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Tom Ledoux
Findagrave Memorial #: 15036093


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 3/20/1888, 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: Brother of Joseph and Richard


Great Grandfather of Shirley Wells, Westbrook, ME

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St. Marys Cemetery, Swanton, VT

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John Colomb. A Civil war veteran, died a few days ago at his home in Swanton, after a long illness, at the age of 76.

Source: Barre Times, Jan. 25, 1919
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.



Mrs. Sophia Columb died Tuesday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Fred Bushey. Mrs. Columb was 93 years old last June, and is believed to have been the oldest woman in this village except Mrs. Hannah S. Aseltine, or "Aunt Hannah" as she is always called, who is 96 years old and still able to visit her neighbors on foot and alone. The funeral of Mrs. Columb will be held at the Roman Catholic church Friday morning at 9 o'clock. She was the mother of eight children of whom only three are living, John Columb, Mrs. B. F. Brow, and Mrs. Alfred Bushey. Mrs. Columb drew a pension on account of her son, Richard Columb, who died in the Civil War. She had two other sons in the same war, Joseph (dead) and John Columb, himself a pensioner here.

Source: St. Albans Daily Messenger, 18 Sep 1902