Joy, John Marshall
Age: 28, credited to Brattleboro, VT
Unit(s): 16th VT INF
Service: enl 9/2/62, m/i 10/23/62, Pvt, Co. B, 16th VT INF, wdd, Gettysburg, 7/3/63, m/o 8/10/63
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Birth: 12/01/1833, Brattleboro, VT
Burial: Prospect Hill Cemetery, Brattleboro, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 122486638
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 10/12/1863
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: 1890 - Living in Brattleboro, VT
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Prospect Hill Cemetery, Brattleboro, VT
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John M. Joy
John M. Joy, 75, died at his home, 82 Elliot street Monday forenoon after a week's illness of bronchial pneumonia. Mr. Joy was born in Marlboro, Dec. 1, 1833, and was the son of Isaac C. and Sabra (Knight) Joy. During his boyhood he lived on what is now known as the King farm in Marlboro. He was one of a family of four children, the surviving member being Frederick A. Joy of Johnstown, Pa. Mr. Joy's wife died Sept. 30, 1908. She was Sarila Fisher and they were married in Brattleboro by Rev. D.W.C. Huntington June 27, 1855.
As a boy Mr. Joy spent most of his life in Marlboro and was educated in the schools of that town. He was a veteran of the Civil war and received severe wounds on July 2, 1863 at the battle of Gettysburg as a member of Company B, 16th Vermont, being obliged to travel several hundred miles before he could obtain hospital accommodations. Upon being mustered out of the service in October, 1863, he returned to Brattleboro and has since resided there.
After their marriage Mr. and Mrs. Joy took up their residence on her father's farm in Brattleboro and Mr. Joy followed the trade of a machinist. For a time he was employed in Asa Wheeler's old shop in Centerville which was carried away in the flood of 1869. Mr. Joy was for some time engaged in the manufacture of hand sewing machines. He left this employment to enlist as a nine months' man. For a few years he operated a grist-mill on Whetstone brook near the railroad crossing. The mill was operated under the firm name of Crouch & Joy. For over eight years he was employed by Hannibal Hadley in the meat business and giving up that work was again employed in the old sewing machine shop at Centerville. Mr. Joy was a member of Sedgwick post, G.A. R., and for many years an attendant of the Methodist church. He leaves a son, Herman J. Joy, and a granddaughter, both of Brattleboro.
He was always actively identified with Grand Army matters and took an interest in everything pertaining to the good of the order. Within a month he had been present at two meetings of veterans and had stated that he was still as young as many men his junior if he was to judge by his physical condition.
Funeral services were held at his home on Elliot street Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Rev. Mark H. Sharples officiated. A detail of 23 members of Sedgwick post attended and taps were sounded at the grave. The bearers were Roscoe and Ezra Fisher, Edwin H. Putnam and Eugene Clark. The burial was in the family lot in Prospect Hill cemetery.
Source: Brattleboro Reformer, 8 Oct 1909
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.