Crossman, Milton Thomas
Age: 19, credited to Rochester, VT
Unit(s): 16th VT INF
Service: enl 8/26/62, m/i 10/23/62, Pvt, Co. A, 16th VT INF, m/o 8/10/63
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Birth: 01/03/1843, Pittsfield, VT
Burial: West Hill Cemetery, Rochester, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Joe Schenkman
Findagrave Memorial #: 107172146
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 8/7/1889, VT
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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West Hill Cemetery, Rochester, VT
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Milton T. Crossman
Milton T. Crossman (AKA Thomas Milton Crossman) was born January 3, 1843, in Pittsfield, Vermont. He was the first son of Amos and Polly (Wheat) Crossman. Milton Thomas (or Thomas Milton) was born on the Crossman farm that was located near the Joshua Whitney farm at the time of the war.
Milton was living and working on his parent's farm at that time.
He was nineteen when he enlisted as a Private in Company A, the 16th VVI on October 23, 1862. After returning home from the war, Milton married Sarah Alameda (Kinsman) Laird, daughter of Dura Kinsman and Polly Wheat. Sarah was the widow of Royal Laird, who was the son of Stephen and Hannah (Brink) Laird. Royal J. Laird died Jan. 2, 1863. Milton and Sarah Crossman had two daughters, May and Margaret Belle.
In 1883, Milton was living off Road 50 (Jones Mtn. Rd) on his father Amos' 140-acre farm. His father Amos still lived on the farm, but was retired. The Crossman house burned down on January 10, 1899, and Milton died the following day of pneumonia, on January 11, 1899. He died at the home of his friend and neighbor Wesley Swan.
Contributed by Joe Schenkman.
Milton Crossman died Wednesday, Jan. 11, at the home of S. W Swan, at the age of 56 years. The funeral was held Friday, Rev. Mr. Reed of Bethel officiating.
Source: Bethel Courier, January 19, 1899.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.