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Estes, Jared


Age: 31, credited to Stamford, VT
Unit(s): 8th VT INF, VRC
Service: enl, Adams, MA, 9/24/61, m/i, Pvt, Co. H, 27th MA INF, 9/24/61, wdd, Newbern, 3/14/62, tr 9/18/63 to Co. E, 10th VRC, dsrtd 9/19/63, enl, 12/18/63, Co. E, 8th VT INF, arrested 4/8/64, New Orleans, taken to NYC, dsrtd from confinement o/a 7/10/64, arrested 1/4/65, North Adams, GCM, in hospital 4/8/65, Newbern, back on duty 5/11/65, nfr

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Birth: 04/20/1832, Adams, MA
Death: 12/25/1911

Burial: Ranney Farm Cemetery, Clarksburg, MA
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, 6/10/1907, MA, not approved
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: Obituary states that he was buried at his sister's farm. He went missing Christmas, 1911, but body was not found until Spring. He was found approximately 250 feet south of the Vermont border. No foul play suspected.


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Ranney Farm Cemetery, Clarksburg, MA

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Body of Jared Estes of Clarksburg Is Found Near Vermont Line


Veteran of Civil War Was Known as Maker of Ax Handles

North Adams, March 31 – The body of Jared Estes , 79 years old, was found this morning in the Charles Berry meadow, 15 rods south of the Vermont line and an equal distance from the highway, in the town of Clarksburg. He had been missing from his home since Christmas day. Medical Examiner O.J. Brown pronounced death due to exposure.

The body was found by Mr. Estes’ brother, E.F. Estes, and his nephew Samuel F. Estes, who had been spending their Sundays for the last few weeks in searching the woods and along the riverbank for some trace of the aged man.

Mr. Estes was born in Clarksburg and, with the exception of the four years he served in the Civil War as a member of the 27th Mass. Regt., he had made his home either in Clarksburg or in the town of Florida. He was married when a young man. For the last two years he had lived with his sister, Mrs. Amy Ann Ranney, a short distance from where his body was found.

He was known for miles around as an expert maker of ax handles. Christmas day he left his home soon after dinner to deliver some Christmas gifts and was last seen alive at 2 o’clock that afternoon going in the direction of the place where his body was found. In the pockets of his clothing were found his wallet, knife and watch.

He leaves his widow, and one son in Troy, N.Y., two sisters and two brothers. The body was buried this afternoon in the Ranney burial plot on the farm of his sister.

Source: Springfield (MA) Union, April 1, 1912
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.