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Kingsbury, Ezra Barnes


Age: 31, credited to Jamaica, VT
Unit(s): 9th VT INF, 16th VT INF
Service: enl 8/29/62, m/i 10/23/62, Pvt, Co. D, 16th VT INF, m/o 8/10/63; enl 9/1/64, m/i 9/1/64, Pvt, Co. H, 9th VT INF, m/o 6/13/65

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Birth: 1831, Wallingford, VT
Death: 11/04/1912

Burial: Pleasant View Cemetery, Chester, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Emily Hackett
Findagrave Memorial #: 111898321


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 7/23/1887
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: OH
(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

Webmaster's Note: If this soldier enlisted before 9/1/62, and was with the regiment on 9/13/62, he would have briefly been taken prisoner along with the entire regiment at Harper's Ferry. Read the unit's Organization and Service for details.


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Ezra B. Kingsbury

Ezra Barnes Kingsbury was born in the little village of Jamaica, Vt., 2 March, 1831, son of Ward & Harriet (Hart) Kingsbury. He married Minerva J. Clayton.

NEWS: Chester, 24 March, 1893: "Ezra K.'s children & grandchildren gave him pleasant surpirse Thur eve. 2 March in honor of his 62nd birthday. They came laden w/baskets of food for event's refreshments, presented him a nice easy chair, and had a wonderful day." Ezra d. 4 Nov., 1912. (Information from my file on this commarade): Civil War: Co. "D", 16th Reg't Vt. Vols. He lived in North Chester. He died at his son Orrin's home in Putney, Vt. on Monday. The body was brought in on Thursday and funeral held at the Baptist church 2:00 p.m.

Rev. R. M. Jones. Mr. Kingsbury a Chester resident but his last years were spent with his son. He leveas (2) others sons: Robert of Putney & Leslie of Jamaica, (4) daus: Mrs. Farmer, Mrs. Dana Johnson, Mrs. Henry Bond of Chester, & Mrs. Orrin C. Kendall Winchendon, Mass; He, his father, and three brothers, enlisted at the outbreak of the war and returned safely.

Contributed by Linda M. Welch, Dartmouth College, Windsor County researcher.


Ezra B. Kingsbury

Ezra B. Kingsbury, 82, died in the home of his son, Orrin A. Kingsbury, in East Putney Monday morning about 11 o'clock after an illness of about a month following an enfeebled condition of a number of years. He has made his home with his two sons, Robert and Orrin, and had been for about 18 months in the home of Orrin, where he was tenderly cared for in his last days.

Ezra B. Kingsbury was born in Wallingford March 2, 1830, and was the son of Ward and Harriet (Hart) Kingsbury. He wen t to Chester when very young and was identified with that town during his lifetime. He was a farmer by occupation. Mr. Kingsbury married Miss Minerva Clayton of Jamaica, who died five years ago the 30th of October. They had seven children, all of whom survive - Mrs. Oliza Bond of Chester; Leslie Kingsbury of Jamaica; Mrs. Emily Johnson of Chester; Mrs. Hattie Kendall of Winchendon, Mass.; Mrs. Ella farmer of Cromwell, Conn.; Robert W. Kingsbury and Orrin A. Kingsbury of East Putney. He is also survived by one sister, Mrs. Phoebe Landman of Rawsonville, and two brothers, Luther L. Kingsbury of Grafton and Martin H. Kingsbury of Fitchburg.

Mr. Kingsbury was a veteran of the Civil war, serving in the 16th Vermont Volunteers. He was a member of the Henry post, G.A.R., in Chester and the funeral was held in the Baptist church there Thursday at 1 p.m., Rev. Ralph Jones officiating. The interment was in the family lot in Chester.

Source: Vermont Phoenix, November 8, 1912
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.